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Thursday 31 July 2014

Island Girl

Hello friends - today I'm posting my last project as Bombshell's Ms. July!  

The stamps are from the set called Hula Girl, and I used some spritzes to create the background paper.  I colored her with Prismacolor markes and added some flower brads and an anchor charm.  I want to thank the Bombshell team for having me as a guest designer again!  Smooches to you all.  :)  Peace.

Wednesday 30 July 2014

July 2014 Hump Day Hop: Stars & Stripes

Welcome to the July 2014 Bombshell Stamps Hump Day Hop! Alison here, and the theme I chose for this hop was Stars & Stripes. I kept it really open....no flags neessary, but to be sure to use lots of stars and stripes. Below is the full hop list. Please be sure to visit everyone and leave them some love. Happy Hopping!

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

Monday 28 July 2014

July Muse Monday: Hawaiian Girl- Week 4

Hello Bombshell Fans! It's the final Monday of the month, so this is the last installment of the July Muse Monday featuring Hawaiian Girl. Each month, we feature a different Bombshell Stamp set, and put it on sale! Here's a look at the entire set. Hurry and purchase yours before August begins!
Here's what some of our Design Team created for your viewing pleasure.

Friday 25 July 2014

Fabulous Friday Tutorial - Bombshell Cork Coasters

Hi Bombshells!

Kim here with a Fabulous Friday Tutorial!  Bombshell Cork Coasters!

Bombshell Stamps - Tiki Party, Hula Girl, Hawaiian Girl
Cork Coasters - 4 pack from a craft store (I purchased mine at Michael's)
Tsukineko Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black
Copic Markers
Mod Podge
Paint Brush

First stamp the stamps of your choice onto the cork coasters using Tsukineko Memento Ink and let dry completely. I let mine dry overnight.
 Next, color in your stamped images with Copic Markers. I found that light or bright colored Copics worked best, and to only color in parts of some images so the whole image is not lost. Let these completely dry also. Mine took a few hours.
Then apply a coat of Mod Podge with a paint brush only onto the colored/stamped image areas. Let dry completely overnight.
Once they are completely dry, they are ready to use! All you need is a good luau! (Or a good drink!)
Note: I have used my coasters several times and they have held up pretty well. After a few uses some of the color has come off and lightened slightly. I have only used them for outdoor bbq's. These are great if you aren't using them frequently. And they just look cool!!!  If you find that your images are bleeding or the marker is coming off of the coaster you may need to use a thicker coat of Mod Podge or a stronger sealer.

Happy Friday Bombshells!
- Kim

Tuesday 22 July 2014

Challenge Reminder!

Hey Bombshells!

There's still time left!

Come play along with our July Challenges!!! You might just win your very own Bombshell Stamps set!

July Color Challenge
July Sketch Challenge
July Pin-Up Challenge

I created a small card for the Bombshell Stamps Color Challenge this month!  For the color scheme and the rest of the design teams' take on this challenge click here.

I used the "Rosie the Riveter" Digital Stamp Set, Bazzill Cardstock, Spectrum Noir Markers, and a little bit of bling by Nicole.

Spectrum Noir Markers Used:

Happy Crafting!
- Kim

Monday 21 July 2014

July Muse Monday: Hawaiian Girl- Week 3

Hello! It's time for the 3rd installment of the July Bombshell Stamps Muse Monday. Every Monday, we will be showing off some fun projects using this month' chosen set, Hawaiian Girl. Plus, the set is on sale for the month of July too! So if you don't have it yet, be sure to get it now.
Here are some projects from our DT.


Saturday 19 July 2014

Seize the Day: ATC

Good morning, friends!  I hope you're all having a great weekend.  Today I have a little ATC to share:

I had bought these little canvas-sized ATC blanks at the craft store and decided to play with them, so I used my acrylic paints to create the background and then dragged the edges through a black ink pad.  I stamped the volcano image from the  Hula Girl set in black and colored with Prismacolor markers and Stickles  The sentiment is a sticker from SRM Stickers.  Peace.

Wednesday 16 July 2014

July Color Challenge

Greetings! Alison here. It's time for the next Bombshell Stamps Color Challenge! This month, like all of the others, I got my color palette from Design Seeds

To play, you need to use at least 3 of the colors from the palette (the more the merrier, though!), and you can only use black, white, and skin tones additionally. I can see many, many of Bombshell's great projects working for this set of colors, can't you? Here's what the DT came up with. I look forward to seeing your entries! 
Kelli using Tattoo Font

Monday 14 July 2014

July Muse Monday: Hawaiian Girl- Week 2

Greetings! It's time for Week 2 of the July Bombshell Stamps Muse Monday. This month, we are featuring the beachy Hawaiian Girl set.

Take a look at what some of our Design Team members have come up with this week.


Wednesday 9 July 2014

Bombshell's July Sketch Challenge

Here's July'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!

Kim using Sugar Daddy and Bone Font

Alaine has used Cherry Bomb

Marnie with Love & Luck

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Tuesday 8 July 2014

Ms. July's Island Girl

Hello friends - Bombshell's Ms. July here with a fun Summer card I made using our Hula Girl set and some pretty papers from Authentique.  

This set would be perfect to use for our current July challenge here:
Bombshell:  Sun, Surf, & Sand

Come play along for your chance to win some fabulous Bombshell stamps!  Peace.

Monday 7 July 2014

July Muse Monday: Hawaiian Girl- Week 1

Hello! It's the 1st Monday of the month, so that means it's time to introduce this month's Muse Monday! What's Muse Monday? Each month, we will feature a different set from Bombshell stamps. Our awesome DT will make projects and share them with you every Monday, to give you lots of great ideas.  Plus, the set will be on sale for the entire month! So what's this month set? Hawaiian Girl!
Here are some projects featuring this fun set!

Sunday 6 July 2014

June Prize Patrol

It's time for the June Prize Patrol!!!!

Let's get right to the winners!

The June Challenge Winner is Creepy Glowbugg as chosen by Random.org, with her take on Ms. June's Pin-Up Challenge "Get Skully!"  Gorgeous card and coloring! I love the distressed edges and the embossed die-cut as well. Congrats Creepy Glowbugg!!!

The June Roving Prize Patrol Winner is Kathy Hayes Schmick!  She made these adorable onesies using the "Bucking Bronco" set and posted a picture to the Bombshell Stamps Facebook Page!  Congrats Kathy!

Congrats Winners!!!  Both of 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.

Want a chance to win your own stamp set?! Check back all this month for our July 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!  So come play along!

Happy Bombshell Crafting!

Wednesday 2 July 2014

Ms. July's Challenge -- Sun, Surf, and Sand

Jenn Borjeson, our Ms. July, has set this month's summery challenge which is "Sun, Surf, and Sand".

Take the challenge and create a project of your own. Share it with us, using the Inlinkz below, for a chance to win a $20.00 gift certificate to Bombshell's store! You don't have to use Bombshell's stamps, but if you do, you'll be given an additional chance to win the prize.

Here's Ms. July's project

Here are projects by the Bombshell Girls and Pin-Ups!


Tuesday 1 July 2014

Meet Ms. July!

We're happy to welcome back Jenn Borjeson as our Ms. July. Jenn previously reigned as our Ms. January 2013 Pin-Up! Click here to read her original interview!

Since she already had been a Pin-Up, she was asked some new questions so that you can learn even more about her!

1) Way back when, your favorite Bombshell set was 'Til Death. Has this changed? If so, what's your new favorite set and why? 
OK you're going to laugh but I don't own the 'Til Death set, so I have no idea why I chose it as my favorite!  But I'd say my favorite set would have to be Man's Ruin because it's got so many of my favorite things:  booze, skulls, and roses.  hee hee  ;)

2) Let's talk favorites. What's your favorite color combination? Do you have a favorite paper company? What's your favorite embellishment? 
My fave color combo depends on what kind of images I'm working with. I love black and white with a pop of color, but I also love lime green with yellow, aqua, and oranges/pinks.  I love playing with color.  My favorite paper companies are Authentique and My Mind's Eye.  My favorite embellishments are charms and ribbons, but I also have a thing for buttons, paper flowers, and alpha beads.  :)

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?  
My style has definitely evolved over time, but I don't know what to call my favorite style!  I like making 5.25 inch square cards, ATC's, and tags.  I like coloring with Prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits. I haven't colored with Copics yet but I'd love to learn.

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

My tip is this:  If you don't have foam rubber to mount the stamps when you want to use them, try inking up the stamp and laying it down ink-side-up on your work surface.  Press your paper onto the stamp and rub with a ruler or brayer.  :)

5) Do you like to combine sets of Bombshell stamps and create scenes? 
I do like combining sets but I haven't made too many scenes as of yet. I'll have to try that out this month!  :)

6) Do you listen to music, watch tv, or prefer silence when you craft?  
I listen to country music.  :)

8) Where do you find inspiration?
I mostly find inspiration from blogs and Facebook.

9) When your mojo has departed the station, how do you get it back?  

It's hard when you're in a funk!  I look at challenge blogs or go shopping for some new papers - my addiction!  LOL

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

You'll get better and better as you continue to practice. Use the free tutorials and videos you can find on so many crafting sites. I've learned some fun techniques by doing that and learned that sometimes things that look really complicated are actually quite simple!  :)

Now that you've learned more about Jenn, here are three of her favorite Bombshell projects!