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Wednesday 31 July 2013

July Hump Day Hop: Paint the Town!

Happy Hump Day Hop Day! This month's hop theme is called, "Paint the Town." So I wanted everyone to break out some paint! Splatter it, brush it on, drip it...just use paint somewhere on your project. And don't forget about all of those fabulous sprays that many of is have...they count too, so spray away!

There Bombshell forum has been having some glitches, so we needed to have signups over on our Bombshell Babes Facebook page. Thankfully, we still have a great group of gals for you to hop with today! So get ready to be inspired, and grab your paintbrushes....'cause if you haven't painted with Bombshells yet, I am pretty sure after today, you will want to! Here is the full hop list. Enjoy!

Tuesday 30 July 2013

Revin' Mojo304

I used the Mojo Monday 304 sketch for inspiration.  I've been wanting to use some of these die cuts I've had sitting around at my desk that I cut using a 12 inch Sizzlet die.   They make the perfect chevrons that are so hot right now.  I combined those strips with one of the cars from  Bombshell's Speed Shop stamp set.

A bit of an angle.

Inside of the card.

Mojo Monday sketch (mojo304)

Stamps: Speed Shop (Bombshell Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Coloring: alcohol markers (Copics)
Printed Paper: Amy Tangerine (American Crafts)
Cardstock: white (Neenah); yellow, pink, teal, black, and lavendar (Creative Memories); black card base (Stampin' Up); white bases (Hammermill)
Accessories: ribbon (Stampin' Up)

Saturday 27 July 2013

July's Blog Hop Update

Hi all!
Bombshell's forum is misbehaving, so sign ups for next Wednesday's Hump Day Hop will be on our Bombshell Babes Facebook Group page.

The theme is "Paint the Town". Use paints and/or sprays with your Bombshell stamps to create a project.

You have all weekend long to create your project!

Deadline for sign up will be Monday, July 29th at midnight PDT and the Blog Hop Roster will be posted on Tuesday, July 30th!

We'd love to have you hop along with us!

First God created man......

A Bombshell  stamps altered project.
For this wall hanger I used stamps of the Bombshell  Angel  set and Man's Ruin set.
Colored with Copic markers
Ink used: Memento
Other materials used:
 wall hanger with text, black liquid pearl, bronze stickles,masking tape.

Wishing you a crafty day!
Kind regards, Stempelientje

Friday 26 July 2013

Doodling ATCs

Hello everyone, today I have a tutorial for you!  Way back in march when we were moving and I was down with a bad back I did a lot of these little ATCs that just had one bombshell image and lots of doodling on them because that's all I could do at the time.  So I thought I would give a quick little how to for them...

Here's what you need:  
A Bombshell Stamp of choice (i used All My Heart)
An ATC blank or cardstock cut to 2.5 by 3.5
a doodle pen (i used a sharpie pen and a micron pen)
an imagination

First you need to stamp your image in the center of your ATC.

Now you take your pen and start drawing lines from your image to the outside of your ATC.

Once you have all your lines drawn, and the number you use is up to you, then you start doodling.  Now before I show you the rest please know that doodling is a totally personal thing.  It's what comes from you, you don't need to follow patterns just put the pen in your hand and whatever comes out of it is your doodle!!!
SO start doodling!

and doodle some more

and some more

Until you have filled up each and every space you made when drawing your lines.  You want to try and not use the same pattern on one ATC unless that's what you want!

Have fun and make some wonderful creations!!!

Tuesday 23 July 2013

White wedding

I am very behind with all my crafty work.....school holiday here and very hot weather. So here much delayed, my card based on the Bombshell sketch challenge.
Untill the end of the month you have time to join this challenge and win a fabulous prize!
Just  link your creation to the Bombshell sketch post on this blog and you could be a winner!!
 For this card I used:
Memento ink Tuxedo black
Copic Markers
Pearl pen
Pan Pastels
Embossing folder
Opaque pen

Wishing you a crafty day!
Kind regards, Stempelientje.

Monday 22 July 2013

July Muse Monday: Week 4- Tiki Party

Hello Bombshell fans! Alison here, bringing you Week 4 of Muse Monday. This month, we are showcasing Tiki Party. Have you been enjoying all of the fun projects so far? Remember, this set is on sale for the month of July, so snag it at a special price while you can! Here are some more new projects from the DT featuring the Tiki Party set.

Happy Crafting !

Sunday 21 July 2013

July's Wacky Holiday- Hammock Day

Summer is in full swing and there's no better place to relax than in a hammock!
Appropriately Hammock Day is celebrated in the middle of Summer, July 22nd.
Hammock Day exists to enjoy summer as it should be enjoyed, relaxing in a hammock! 
People spend Hammock Day by spending as much time as they can in a hammock!
So kick back and enjoy the Bombshell's own version of Hammock Day hopefully in the sun and in your hammock!

GlitteryKatie used Rise & Shine

Alaine going for a retro look with ...
Yep... Rise & Shine. :-)

Alison made a necklace with.....Rise and Shine!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday 20 July 2013

Breaking News!

Hi all!

I just wanted to let you know that Bombshell's forum is undergoing maintenance and should be back up in the next few days.

Meanwhile, Bombshell's Store is still open and ready for business!

Thursday 18 July 2013

Better Late Than Never

Hi All!

Ugh! I've been trying to get this project done for a while now. I was supposed to post this earlier this month, but my groove kept getting interrupted, so I couldn't git' er done til now. There's still time to particiapte in the Bombshell Stamps Sketch Challenge. Here's the sketch:

Feel free to flip it, flop it, and make it your own. The only rule is to use Bombshell Stamps when creating your project!!! That said, here's my creation using Mi Amor:

Make sure to link your creation to the Bombshell Sketch post on the Bombshell Blog and you could be a winnah!

Until Next Time,

Tuesday 16 July 2013


Sharon aka Ms June here today to share a fun mini card based on 2 challenges that Bombshell Stamps have for this month!

Firstly, Michelle aka Ms July's Challenge is to use Red, White & Blue and
Secondly the July Sketch Challenge!

I've been sneaky and combined the two using this cute little cowgirl image from the "Horsing Around" Digi Stamp Set along with some digital patterned papers from SheryK Designs Etsy Store - they were just perfect for this card!

We would love to see your Bombshell Stamp creations for our July Challenges!

Monday 15 July 2013

July Muse Monday: Week 3- Tiki Party

Greetings! Alison here, bringing you Week 3 of July's Muse Monday. This month's set is Tiki Party. Every Monday, some of the DT members will share projects made with this set. By the end of July,  you will have lots of inspiration. What's more, Tiki Party will be on sale for the entire month! Here's what some of the Design Team has created for your viewing pleasure this week.

Alaine was in Disney mode and used the Tiki Room Song as her inspiration and came up with this card:

Kim created a step card with the Tiki Party Set.

Friday 12 July 2013

Tutorial: Trim it Out of the Square

Ever stamp an image and want it small, but you don't feel like doing a lot of fussy cutting or maybe the image is too detailed to get into the fussy cutting?   I was working on a sketch one day and determined to use one of the Bombshell Stamps motorcycle images.   I needed it small but didn't want to fussy cut such a detailed image.   So I trimmed down the square or box around the image.  And that's how this little technique entered my card making world.

Follow me step by step to see how I made this car come out of the box.  This card uses the mojo300 sketch.

1. Stamp and color your image then trim your piece.  I like to trim in quarter inch increments.  My starting size for this project is 2" x 3 1/4"
Tip:  The reason I like to color first is that it gives me a larger piece of paper to hang onto while coloring.  

2. Decide how large of a square or rectangle you want left.   Figure out how much to trim off.   Trimming a 1/4 of an inch on each side is a great place to start.   Align a clear ruler with a cutting edge along your project.   Use an Exacto knife to trim off the square.   Cut up to the stamped image carefully.  Lift off.  And continue cutting on the other side of the stamped image.   

3.  Turn your image and repeat the same process as in step 2 above. You can continue this for all four sides. 

Variation:  I wanted the front end of this car to really come out of the box.  So instead of trimming only 1/4 of an inch, I trimmed 3/4 of an inch.  

4.  After cutting the square or rectangle with your Exacto knife, use a pair of needle point scissors to trim the pieces outside of the square/rectangle.  

5.  Here's a picture of the car all trimmed.  I went back and colored the background of the rectangle.  My finished size of the square is 1 3/8 " x 2 1/4.   I took a bit more than a 1/4 inch from the top of the car as well. 

6.  Add some matting.   Since you have the finished dimension of the remaining rectangle, you can cut one or more matting layers to make the image pop further.  Adhere and use on your project.  

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial.   Here are a couple more samples that use this technique.  It really does work well for the motorcycles as they have so many intricate parts to cut out.  This technique lets me get an interesting effect that's almost 3D without a lot of fussy cutting.   

Here's the finished card again.

And here are some more cards using this same trimming it out of the square technique.   Some of these may look familiar from earlier posts I've done here.   

Tuesday 9 July 2013

Check out Friday Alcohol Markers Group at Outlawz!

Bombshell Stamps is happy to be sponsoring challenges for the entire month of July over at Outlawz Friday Alcohol Markers Group!

Go check them out and participate for a chance to win a prize! 

Monday 8 July 2013

July Muse Monday: Week 2- Tiki Party

Hello again! Alison here, bringing you Week 2 of Bombshell Stamps' July Muse Monday. This month's set is Tiki Party. Remember, this set is on sale for the entire month of July! So if you don't have it yet, this is a great time to pick it up.
Every Monday, some of the DT members will share projects made with this set. By the end of July,  you will have lots of inspiration. Here's what some of the Design Team has cooked up for you this week.

Kathi's card

Sunday 7 July 2013

June Prize Patrol!!!

Hi Bombshells!

Kim here with June's Prize Patrol!   Thank you for playing along with us last month!  Don't forget to enter this month's Pin-Up and Sketch Challenges for your chance to win a $20 gift code to the Bombshell Stamps store.

June's winner is Eva Jansson, as picked by Random.org, with her card using the June sketch and the Ahoy Sailor stamp set.  Awesome card Eva, I love your take on the sketch!

And now for the Roving Prize Patrol!   I searched online for your Bombshell creations and came across this card by Lotta Notstrand, who posted her gorgeous card in the Bombshell Babes Facebook Group using the Bombshell Angel stamp set.  Stunning and beautiful card Lotta!

Congrats Eva and Lotta!  You have won a $20 gift code to the Bombshell Stamps store!
 Please contact me at CraftyPinkAnchor [at] gmail.com if you haven't heard from me already for your discount code.

If you are on Facebook and would like to join the Bombshell Babes Group, click here!

Do you want a chance to win a set by Bombshell Stamps?  Then, play along with us in the July Pin-Up Challenge and July Sketch Challenge.  All you have to do is use your Bombshell Stamps and link up to the blog posts using the inlinkz code at the bottom of the page. 

Also, keep creating and posting your new creations using Bombshell Stamps online because you never know where the Roving Prize Patrol could spot you! 

Happy Bombshell Crafting!
- Kim

Saturday 6 July 2013

July's Sketch Challenge

Here's July's sketch!

Feel free to flip it, flop it, and make it your own. The only rule is to use Bombshell Stamps when creating your project!!!

Alaine and Kelli were apparently on the same wavelength this week