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Thursday 29 August 2013

My last post


Today is my last post here at the Bombshell stamp blog. I want to give a big thanks for letting me be Ms. August! It have been so much fun creating with theese cool stamps. 

So for my last project I want to show you once again a card for a man/boy. For this card I have used a stamp from the Speed Shop set.

Have a nice day!
Päivi aka Ms August

Wednesday 28 August 2013

August Hump Day Hop: "Cowboys and Indians"

Greetings Bombshell fans! Alison here to bring you the August Hump Day Hop! This month's theme was "Cowboys and Indians." Bombshell Stamps has lots of fantastic images to go along with this theme in rubber and digi, so you should see some really great projects today. But then again, there are always great projects here! So let's get hopping! Here is the full list of participants. Happy hopping!

Tuesday 27 August 2013

Two For Tuesday Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Two-For Tuesday Blog Hop! The Bombshell Girls and Pin-ups are thrilled to join forces with Altered Pages Artsociates to hold a huge blog hop that showcases Bombshell Stamps together with digital backgrounds from Altered Pages!

Here's a little blurb about Altered Pages.
At Altered Pages we Hope to Alter YOUR Creativity ~ so join us in the adventure!  We pride ourselves on providing the BEST customer service possible!   Find Collages, inks, papers, art tools, doo-dads, paints, Gelatos, embellishments. and so much more at ALTEREDPAGES.COM. Our Design Team will take you to new levels of inspiration with projects and Kits available for purchase.   Join our newsletter for specials and deals!  Follow our Blog to win prizes and join challenges!
Our rules are simple, simply hop and stop by each participant's blog, become a follower, and leave them some love by way of a comment.

There will be two randomly drawn winners from those who follow the above rules and join the fun.

Prize One
A sponge brush, silly sticks, a tube of acrylic paint, and a stencil from Altered Pages PLUS  Bombshell's Hula Girl rubber stamp set.

Prize Two
A Niji Pearlescent Watercolor Set and Gold Leafing and Tape from Altered Pages PLUS Bombshell's Wild Horses rubber stamp set.

Winners will be announced Tuesday September 3.

Your next stop on the hop is Kelli Green's Blog!

Here's the blog hop order in case you get lost or feel like hopping around randomly!

Monday 26 August 2013

August Muse Monday- Week 4: Growing Hearts

Hello Bombshell fans! Alison here, bringing you Week 4 of Muse Monday. This month, we are showcasing Growing Hearts. Have you been enjoying all of the fun projects so far? Remember, this set is on sale for the month of August, so snag it at a special price while you can!

Here are some more new projects from the DT featuring the Growing Hearts set.

by Kathi



Happy Crafting everyone!

Sunday 25 August 2013

Bombshell Stamps: Guest Design Team Call!

Design Team Call!!!

Guest Design Team Call!
It's time to select the next six Bombshell Pin-ups (Guest Design Team members)!

Each Pin-up serves for one month during which s/he receives a free set of stamps, a generous discount to Bombshell's store, is featured on Bombshell Stamps' website and blog, sets our monthly challenge, and shares four (4) items (cards, scrap layouts, altered art). Participation throughout the next six month term (October - March) is actively encouraged.

If the Pin-up rocks her guest design gig, she'll be asked to join the Bombshell Girls (our Design Team).

Please send an email containing the following information to: designteam@bombshellstamps.com

1. Name:

2. Address:

3. Email:

4. Phone number:

5. Blog or website address:

6. Links to any online galleries you may have:

7. Related forums/message boards that you like to visit and participate (we do NOT need your forum nickname):

8. Three (3) items -- cards, altered items, or scrapbook layouts using stamps as the main focus. Your submissions don't need to be brand new and do not need to have Bombshell Stamps used, but should not have been published or submitted for publication for a printed or online magazine. However, if you do have Bombshell Stamps, please use them!

9. Please note if you are a current or past design team member for any other companies. (We do not expect you to work solely for us).

10. Please tell us a few words about what you like about stamping and why you'd like to become a Bombshell Stamps design team member.

All applications must be received by 12:00am PDT on September 14, 2013 New design team members will be contacted by September 20, 2013.

Saturday 24 August 2013

Celebrate with the "Butterfly Queen"

Bombshell Stamps are sponsoring the current "Your Choice" Challenge over at The Cheerful Stamp Pad so why not create anything you like with a Bombshell image and enter the challenge - you still have a week to get your creation linked up!

My inspiration card for this challenge uses images from the Butterfly Queen Rubber Stamp Set. The Butterfly Queen and her butterfly have been coloured with Copic Markers and layered on a gorgeous Cuttlebug emboss/die cut folder which has been sitting unused for quite awhile! I added some star embellishments for a bit of sparkle and a die cut "Celebrate" sentiment.

And don't forget the Bombshell Stamps August Sketch Challenge and Ms August's Challenge "Please Your Man"!! We would love to see some creative entries!

Friday 23 August 2013

Round card for boys/men

Since my challenge for August is " "Please Your Man" I thought I´ll continue showing you cards for boys/men. Here I have once more used the Speed shop set. Hope to se you in August challenge which you can find here.

Have a nice day!

Thursday 22 August 2013

August Wacky Holiday- Be an Angel Day!

Be an Angel Day is a day created Jayne Howard Feldman. The object of the day is to be inspired to act like an Angel and be kind to others. Be An Angel Day is for the giver and the receiver , so if someone is kind to you express your gratitude openly- so spread a little kindness (and glitter!) in the world Bombshells!

Alaine used one of the other stamps from  Bombshell Angel

Tuesday 20 August 2013

Speed Shop

Hi  :)

I really like to do cards for boys and men. That´s my thing I think :) 

When you have cool stamps like the Bombshell stamps you don´t need much more on your card. I have used stamps from the Speed Shop set and packaging tape on this card. :)

Have a nice day!
Päivi aka Ms. August

Monday 19 August 2013

August Muse Monday- Week 3: Growing Hearts

Greetings! Alison here, bringing you Week 3 of August's Muse Monday. This month's set is Growing Hearts. Every Monday, some of the DT members will share projects made with this set. By the end of August,  you will have lots of inspiration. What's more, Growing Hearts 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 has taken all of the images from this set and combined them to create this piece:

Friday 16 August 2013

A Shady Situation

Don't you just love these fantastic shaped wafer thin dies.   I know I do.   I really enjoy the nesting shapes too, but there are times when I want a smaller shadow or reveal than the different sized nesting shapes offer.   Well, that's when it's time to get creative.   Here's a technique that works with a lot of these beautiful shapes.  Give it a try.   

Pick a die that has scallops or points

Cut your foreground layer.  I used this fish patterned paper from K&Company.

Cut a second shape out of what you'll use for a shadow layer.  I used some Stampin' Up Dusty Durango cardstock to go with some of the burnt orange accents in the fish print.

Now you'll have to shapes the same size. 

Take the background layer and cut at the indented scalloped areas.   If you're using one with points, cut in at the points.  Note that you may have to round off or trim a bit of extra as you go along. 

Mount the shadow layer pieces to the top layer with just the amount of reveal/shadow contrast that you want.  

Here's what the back of the piece looks like.  Notice that I wasn't too tidy on my cuts.  You won't see that anyway. 

Mount your assembled shape with shadow layer to your project. 

Finish off your project.  I added the Mermaid from Bombshell's Mermaid Anchor set.  And nothing is done without a few accent touches.  The mermaid has some blue rhinestones as a necklace, the shape I just cut out has some actual fishing line wrapped around it and two fish dangling from it.  The fish are cut out of the patterned paper and covered with glossy accents.   Oh and plenty of pop dots are used to mount all of this.

Here's a view from the side.  You can see the fish a bit better.

A close up.   The mermaid is colored with Copic markers and most items are shaded with dye ink.

And the inside of the card - also shaded and an escaped fish. 

And here are a couple more examples of this technique.

Wednesday 14 August 2013

Teacher Crush

For many of our kids it's back to school time.  Mine started last week and I know many other schools are starting up right about now.   So in honor of those backpacks being schlepped back to school, those pencils being sharpened, and the anxiety of new teachers, new classmates, and a new adventure, here's a throwback to those all too infamous teacher crushes.  I know this hottie of a teacher would have the class' attention.

Featuring the Bombshell Angel from Bombshell Stamps sporting some clothes made using the Bombshell Clothing Die Cut Collection.

Stamps: Bombshell Angel (Bombshell Stamps)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento), Whisper White Craft Ink (Stampin' Up); Distress Ink (Ranger)
Coloring:  alcohol markers (Copic); glitter markers (Spica)
Cardstock: Basic Black, Riding Hood Red (Stampin' Up); Silver shimmer (Canson); white (Hammermill)
Printed Paper: Everyday Flair (MME); jean print (Paper Studio)
Tools: ecutter (KNK Zing), cutting software (Make the Cut), Bombshell Clothing Die Cut Collection (Bombshell Stamps); corner rounder; dimensional adhesive
Accessories: white embossing powder (Ranger)

Tuesday 13 August 2013

Bombshell stamps on a layout

Today I, Päivi aka Ms. August, want to show you a layout where I have used stamps from the Speed Shop set. All the Bombshell stamps are ofcause perfekt for any project, don´t you think. Theese from Speed Shop are just perfekt on projects with/for boys. 

One day I asked my 10 years old son if he have any old toy, car, that I could use. When I told him for what he made this from his Lego and gave me. Perfekt for tire tracks on our projects. :) 

Have a nice day!

Monday 12 August 2013

August Muse Monday- Week 2: Growing Hearts

Hello again! Alison here, bringing you Week 2 of Bombshell Stamps' August Muse Monday. This month's set is Growing Hearts. Remember, this set is on sale for the entire month of August! So if you don't have it yet, this is a great time to pick it up.

Here is some fantastic inspiration for you. Enjoy!

Saturday 10 August 2013

Sketchy Inspiration

Hey guys! So I am here today to share my interpretation of the Sketch challenge for this month.

Kathi has provided us with this wonderful sketch, and the rules are simple. Flip it, Flop it, Adjust it, Interpret it, etc... just use a Bombshell stamp and show us your interpretation of this Sketch.

That is what I have here - as you can tell I flipped the thing a bit. :-)

So I encourage you all to head on over to the challenge and enter YOUR interpretation of the Sketch!!!!

See you all soon! - Alaine

Thursday 8 August 2013

Manly Bombshells!

One of the many things I LOVE about Bombshell Stamps is how versatile they are!
They are my favourite stamps when I want to create a card for a chap so I was delighted by Ms August's challenge this month to 'Please Your Man' and create a card for a man!

I straightaway reached for my Hot Rod themed Bombshell Stamps and Speed Shop  was my choice this time.

First of all I used the Crafter's Workshop stencil and some modelling paste to create a brick background which I coloured with Distress Ink when it was dry.

I then printed out the Digital Bombshell Knock-Out Punch set and coloured the 'Pow' with Spectrum Noir Markers and added it to my brick background.

I coloured in the car from the Speed Shop set and added Glossy Accents to make the bodywork shine like it had been waxed!

I mounted the stamped and coloured images onto white cardstock to make them POP from the background. Finally I added a couple of sentiments from the Speed Shop and Vintage Raceway stamp sets.

I hope you enjoyed everyones' 'manly cards'?!

Happy crafting!
GlitteryKatie xxx

Wednesday 7 August 2013

It's time for the July Prize Patrol!

Hi Bombshells!

Kim here with July's Prize Patrol.  Thank you for playing along with us last month!

   This month Random.org chose DeniseRows as the winner!  She hopped along with our July Hump Day Hop "Paint The Town" and left some comments along the way.

   The Roving Prize Patrol winner is Carla Suto with her beautiful Western themed card using the Horsing Around Stamp Set!

Congratulations Denise and Carla!  You both have won a $20 discount 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 would like a chance to win a set by Bombshell Stamps, then come play along with us in the August Pin-Up Challenge and August Sketch Challenge.  Remember, only projects created using stamps by Bombshell Stamps are eligible to win a prize so break out your Bombshell Stamps and get crafting!  Also, join us for our August Hump Day Hop "Cowboys and Indians" because if you sign up to participate or stop by and leave a comment, you'll be entered into our monthly drawing.

Happy Bombshell Crafting!

Tuesday 6 August 2013

August's Sketch Challenge

Here's August' 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!!!

Susie using Man's Ruin