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Monday 30 June 2014

June Muse Monday: Homeward Bound- Week 5

Hello and welcome to the bonus week of Muse Monday! Bombshell Stamps features a special set every month on Mondays, with projects by our amazing Design Team. This month, we have been showcasing Homeward Bound. And since there are 5 Mondays this June, we have a bonus week for you! Here's a look at the set.

And here are some more fun projects using Homeward Bound. I hope you have enjoyed Muse Monday this month!

Sunday 29 June 2014

Leather Bombshell Banner Necklace Tutorial

Hey Bombshells!

Using a thin piece of scrap leather, I created a Bombshell Banner Necklace. 
- black leather scraps
- Tsukineko Brilliance Archival Pigment Ink Pad in Moonlight White
- Mod Podge and 1 inch Sponge Brush
- fabric scissors
- 1.5mm Short Jaw Hole Punch Plier (mine are by Vintaj)
- small clear acrylic/plastic (optional - but you can use old plastic packaging)
- jump rings, beads, wire, chain, clasp
- jewelry pliers (round nose, chain nose, flat nose, and wire cutters)
- embossing heat tool

First, stamp the banner stamp onto the black leather scrap with Tsukineko Brilliance Archival Pigment Ink Pad in Moonlight White.
Next, using an embossing heat tool, carefully dry the ink and heat set it. Make sure not to burn the leather or keep the heat tool in one spot for too long.
Using fabric scissors, cut the stamped image out leaving a black border.
Create holes on the top sides of the leather banner with hole punch pliers, making sure not to punch a hole too close to the edge. I first punch a clear acrylic scrap (which is really just recycled clear packaging from embossing folders) and then the leather, so the hole punch does not leave an indentation in the leather. (I use the same method when punching holes in metal as well.)
After both holes have been punched, apply a thin coat of Mod Podge (from left to right) with a 1 inch sponge brush to lightly seal the ink. At first it will look like the ink smeared, but if the coat is light enough (and was dried well before coating) the ink is usually fine when it is dry. Note: I only mod-podged the top of the banner because the back of this piece of leather is soft so I don't mind it touching my skin. If yours is rough underneath you may want to back it with a soft piece of felt or fabric.
After the leather banner has completely dried, attach your jump rings, wire looped beads, chain, and clasps to finish the necklace off.
I can't wait to make more of these with some of the other banner stamps!

Happy Bombshell Craftin'!
 - Kim

Wednesday 25 June 2014

June Hump Day Hop: Red Carpet Ready

Hello out there! Alison here with the June Bombshell Stamps' Hump Day Hop! This month's theme was Red Carpet Ready. I wanted everyone to glam up their Bombshells as if they were going to be walking down the red carpet. Below is the full hop list. And if YOU would like to hop along with us (anyone can, as long as you use Bombshell Stamps), then be sure to sign up for July's Hump Day Hop! You can sign up over at the forum starting July 1st.

Bombshell Blog: http://bombshellstamps.blogspot.com/
Alison: http://alisonsrandomthoughts.blogspot.com/
Alaine: http://missalaineousmosaics.blogspot.com/
Kelli: http://www.cajunstampingqueen.blogspot.com/

Happy Hopping!

Monday 23 June 2014

June Muse Monday: Homeward Bound- Week 4

Hello! Alison here bringing you Week 4 of Bombshell Stamps' Muse Monday for June. All month long, we have been featuring projects made with the super-fun set, Homeward Bound. Remember, this set is on sale only for the month of June, so if you don't have it in your collection yet, now is the time to buy it! Here's a look at the entire set.
And now, feast your eyes on these wonderful projects!

Sunday 22 June 2014

Bombshell Angel - Colorful Sketch

Hey guys!!! Long time no see. I have been travelling, sick, crazy at work, daughter graduating from college, other daughter almost 15 and all sorts of camps, etc... WHEW! But I am here to share a card that I made that is serving double duty.  It is in the colors from our color challenge that Alison put together for us and follows the sketch from our sketch challenge.

Her skin is E13, 15, 17, and I love the color combo, here. The dress I used a blending technique to bring all of the colors together. The sleeves and bustier are the peachy color from the color challenge. I just couldn't use much orange - it is against my nature.  I started with the greens and worked from light to dark and back to light again with the blues. 

Then I got out the lovely sketch that Kathi developed and cut her out and popped her on.   The base image is of course Bombshell Angel, and the dress comes from the digital set Evening Bombshell.... absolutely one of my favorite sets!!!!

I encourage you to work with our various challenges this month. I have added links below. If you win you have a chance to win free stamps which is always a great thing!!!!

Sketch Challenge
Color Challenge

And there is also the Pin-Up challenge where Cheryl has challenged us to get Skellie!

Saturday 21 June 2014


Hi all!
Today I made a wallhanger.
For this wallhanger I used:
Wooden wallhanger
Bombshell stamps:  Sugar Skulls and Madonna Woodcut
Memento ink, Acrylic paint, Copic markers 
Glaze pens, Distress paint, Ribbon, beads,
paper and Mod Podge.
Wishing you a crafty day!
Kind regards,Stempelientje.

Wednesday 18 June 2014

June Color Challenge!

It's time for our monthly color challenge! 

Here's the swatch from Design Seeds!

 Please use at least three colors from the palette. You may also use black, white, and skin colors, but try not to use any extra colors. I hope you'll play along!

You can use any stamp you'd like. However, if you do use Bombshell Stamps, you'll receive an additional chance to win the fabulous prize, which is a $20.00 gift certificate to Bombshell's store.

Here's some artwork by the fabulous Bombshell Girls and some of our wonderful Pin-Ups!



Monday 16 June 2014

June Muse Monday: Homeward Bound- Week 3

Hello out there! It's time for the 3rd installment of Bombshell Stamps' June Muse Monday. This month, the featured set is Homeward Bound, and it's a favorite among some of us on the Design Team. I hope we have been inspiring you! Here's a look at the set.

Now take a look at what some of the Bombshell Gals have cooked up for you this week.

Thursday 12 June 2014

Lovely bike riding weather

For this tag I used;
Bombshell stamps: Custom Choppers
Acryllic paint
Versafine ink
Embossing powder
Pearl gel
textstamp unknown

Crafty greetings of Stempelientje.

Wednesday 11 June 2014

June's Sketch Challenge!

Here's June's Sketch!

Feel free to take the sketch, flip it, flop it, and make it your own. The only rules are to use the sketch in some recognizable way and to have fun. Enter your project below for the chance to win a fabulous prize.

You don't have to use Bombshell's stamps, but if you do, you'll get an additional chance to win!Use the Inlinkz below to share your project with us!

Here are the Design Team's takes on the sketch!

Kelli using Hula Girl

Marnie using Lotus Garden


Monday 9 June 2014

Muse Monday: Homeward Bound- Week 2

Hello Bombshell Stamps Fans! It's time for Week 2 of Muse Monday. This month, we are featuring the Homeward Bound set.
This is such a fun set to work with, and it's perfect for masculine cards. Do you have it? Do you want it? If you don't have it yet, this is the perfect month to get it, because it's on sale! So hurry on over to Bombshell Stamps and get yourself a set. But before you go, check out this week's projects.


Sunday 8 June 2014

May Prize Patrol

Hey Bombshells!

It's time to announce our May Winner!

Thank you everyone for playing along with us in May in all three of our challenges!

The May Challenge Winner is Liz B. (BfloAnonChick), as chosen by Random.org!!!  Liz linked up her cool "Pirate's Life" tag to play along in our May Color Challenge. Fabulous tag Liz! I love the distressed background.

Congratulations Liz!  You 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.

Check back all this month for our June Challenges!  Play along, link up your take on the challenges and you will get a chance to win your very own Bombshell Stamps set. You can use any stamp to play along, but if you use Bombshell Stamps you will get 2 chances to win! 

Wednesday 4 June 2014

Ms. June's Challenge!

Bombshell's Ms. June, Cheryl Valadez, has challenged us to "Get Skully!"

Use the Inlinkz below to enter your project for a chance to win a fabulous prize. You don't have to use Bombshell's stamps, but if you do, you'll get an additional chance to win!



Tuesday 3 June 2014

Meet Ms. June!

We're thrilled that Cheryl Valadez, one of our past Bombshell Girls, will be joining us again as Bombshell's Ms. June! Cheryl brings her incredible coloring and fabulous design skills to the table. You will most definitely be inspired by her artwork!

Cheryl was interviewed back in January, 2011, so I emailed her some new questions to answer, so you could learn more about this talented artist!

Here's her new interview!
1) Way back when, your favorite Bombshell set was 'Til Death. Has this changed? If so, what's your new favorite set and why?  
My Bombshell heart still belongs to ’Til Death.  The perfect stamp set with the perfect sentiment.

2) Let's talk favorites. What's your favorite color combination? Do you have a favorite paper company? What's your favorite embellishment?  
My favorite color combo at the moment is blue greens used in conjunction with lime greens. You’ll see this frequently show up in my projects if you scroll through my blog.  Also, I’m crazy about turquoise, red, and black together.  It has a definite Dia de los Muertos feel for me.  As for favorite paper companies, I’d have to say ALL OF THEM!  LOL!  Finally, embellishments…it seems that in every project there is always room for a little black button with a bit of twine. 

3) Now let's talk about paper crafting style! Do you have a favorite style? How has your style evolved over time? Is there a style you don't like or just can't do?  
I go back and forth between using a lot of embellishments and using very few embellishments.  I used to be big on paper flowers, but now not so much.  Clean and simple has never been in my vocabulary, so  CAS has always and continues to elude me.  I just can’t swing it no matter how hard I try.

4) Can you share some special paper crafting tips (coloring, paper layering, etc.)?  
I typically layer with patterned papers combined with solid black or kraft papers.  I rarely use colored solids.  This makes it easy to pick out papers because everything goes with black and kraft.  Plus I don’t have to spend time struggling to match colored solids with patterned paper and I don’t have to find a place in my craft space to maintain and organize a ton of different colored solids.  Plus black and kraft colored layers automatically give my projects a bit of vintage look which I like.  

5)  Do you have any tips for using Bombshell stamps?  

Bombshell Stamp images pair well with Copic markers and provide an excellent resource for practicing skin combos.

6) Do you like to combine sets of Bombshell stamps and create scenes? 
I do!  I love that most of the Bombshell Stamp images are designed to work together in numerous combinations.

7) Do you listen to music, watch tv, or prefer silence when you craft?
The past couple of years, I have been big on listening to Podcasts when I craft.  My favorites are The Nerdist, WTF, and Dinner Party Download…all extremely entertaining. 

8) Where do you find inspiration? 
It’s all around us all the time, so I might see something on TV or the Internet, or something might catch my eye when I’m driving.  Colors, images, even sounds can be very inspiring.

9) When your mojo has departed the station, how do you get it back?
I stamp an image and just start coloring.  Even if I haven’t a clue how I’m going to use it in a project.  If I get started on coloring then usually the rest of the card/project starts to take shape after that.

10) If you could give advice to a beginning paper crafter, what would it be? 

Just jump in!  I teach Copic classes and have folks tell me that they hesitate to use their Copics because they're afraid their projects will not turn out well.  Getting started is half the battle, but you’ll find that once you jump in you’re more apt discover something you really love, whether it’s coloring, playing with mixed media, collaging, etc.  The only thing that can hold you back is never giving it a try. 

Here are three of Cheryl's favorite Bombshell projects, featuring the Lucky Bride, Mermaid Treasure, Homeward Bound, Rose's Portrait, and Sacred Heart sets!

Now that you've feasted your eyes on some amazing eye candy, click on over to Cheryl's blog and become a follower!

Monday 2 June 2014

Muse Monday: Homeward Bound- Week 1

Hello Bombshell Fans! Alison here with the first installment of Bombshell Stamps' June Muse Monday. Every month, the Bombshell gals feature a fantastic stamp set, and we share projects with that set on Mondays. The set is also on sale for the entire month, so it;s a great way to get some new at a great price! This month's featured set is Homeward Bound. It's a favorite of mine!

Isn't that a great ship? And all of the smaller images are really versatile too. Let's check out the first couple of projects featuring Homeward Bound.

I hope you have enjoyed these projects! Be sure to come back next week to see more. And, remember to pick up the Homeward Bound set up for yourself while it's on sale. Have a great day!