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Wednesday 27 August 2014

August 2014 Hump Day Hop: Gilded

Greetings! Alison here. It's time for the Bombshell Stamps Hump Day Hop! This month, the theme was "Gilded." In other words...metallic. How would you like to see what the Hoppers have come up with? Here's the full blog roll.

Happy Hopping!

Monday 25 August 2014

August Muse Monday: Vintage Motorcycle- Week 4

Hello Bombshell Fans! It's the final Monday of the month, so this is the last installment of the August Muse Monday featuring Vintage Motorcycle. 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 September begins!
Here's what the some of the fabulous Bombshell Girls cooked up for you this week. 


Sunday 24 August 2014

Come Play Along In Our August Challenges!

Hi Bombshells,

Come play along with us in our August Challenges!  There's still a few more days left to enter!

All you have to do is create your project based on one of the 3 Challenges in August and link up your take on the corresponding blog post. You may use any company's stamps. With every entry, you will be entered to win a $20 gift code to the Bombshell Stamps Store. Use Bombshell Stamps and you will receive 2 chances to win!!!

-Ms. August, Suzi McKenzie's, Pin-Up Challenge - Easel-y Does It! Create an easel card and share it with us.

-August Sketch Challenge

-August Color Challenge

Here's my take (Kim here!) on Ms. August's Pin-Up Challenge:
 I used Bombshell Stamps "Dead Necessities" set for my easel card.
Other Supplies Used:
-Silhouette Cameo
-Easel Card Bracket by Lori Whitlock (Silhouette Studio File)
-Purple and Orange Cardstock by Bazzill
-Key Printed Cardstock by Doodlebug Design "Haunted Manor"
-Colorbox Warm Violet Chalk InkPad
-Copic Markers
-Glossy Accents by Ranger
-Pop Dots
Happy Crafting! The Bombshell Stamps Design Team can't wait to see what you create!

Wednesday 20 August 2014

August Color Challenge

It's time for the next Bombshell Stamps Color Challenge! This month, like all of the others, the color palette is 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.

Tuesday 19 August 2014

Mermaid Treasure

Hi Bombshells!

I hope you are all having a great summer!

It's Kim here sharing a card today. I created this card using the Mermaid stamp from Mermaid Treasure to help bring myself back to summer!  (I've been in the Fall and Halloween crafting mood lately.)

Card Details:
Bombshell Stamps - "Mermaid Treasure"
Printed Cardstock - We R Memory Keepers "Down The Boardwalk" Collection
White Cardstock by Bazzill
Copic Markers
Tsukineko Memento Ink

What have you been creating with your Bombshell Stamps?  Share it with us in the Bombshell Gallery or in the Bombshell Babes Facebook Group. We'd love to see your work!

- Kim

Monday 18 August 2014

August Muse Monday: Vintage Motorcycle- Week 3

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

What's the DT made this week? Let's have a look! 


Ms April

Ms. April also used Bombshell Angel and Biker Bombshell Digi

Wednesday 13 August 2014

Bombshell's August Sketch Challenge!

Here's August'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 Lotus Garden and Banner Sayings

Alaine using Growing Hearts


Monday 11 August 2014

August Muse Monday: Vintage Motorcycle- Week 2

Greetings! It's time for Week 2 of the August Bombshell Stamps Muse Monday. This month, we are featuring the perfect-for-guys set, Vintage Motorcycle. Do you have this set? If not, then this is the time to get it because it will be on sale for the entire month!
Take a look at what the design team has created this week.


Sunday 10 August 2014

Easel Inspiration

Well, things have been crazy (What else is new), so I wasn't able to get this project done for Wednesday when Ms. August from Bombshell set her challenge of an Easel Card. But Better late than never right?

I have used Bombshell Angel and dressed her up in this lovely witches outfit from the Halloween Costume digi set

I have colored witchypoo with purple, orange and green copics. Yeah - I am whacked. LOL. The greens are YG13, 17 and 25. The Purples are V91,93,95,99 and the oranges are YR23, 27 and 16. (I had to look at those - cuz I NEVER use them. LOL). The skin is E50, 51, 53. 

Once I was done, I cut her out and edged her with the copic black marker so when I poppped her u p with black pop dots, you don't see a black edge. 
The sentiment came with the Digi set as well.

I hope you all join us for the wonderful Challenges this month! You could win some rubber or Digi stamps!!!

Saturday 9 August 2014

July Prize Patrol

It's the July Prize Patrol!!!

The July Challenge Winner is Teresa as chosen by Random.org, with her take on the July Sketch Challenge!  Awesome card and great take on the Sketch Teresa!!!  I love the spider webs and of course the skeletons!

Congrats!  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 August 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!

Friday 8 August 2014

Fab Friday Tutorial - Inchie Backgrounds with Bombshell Stamps

Hi Marnie here!  I know I'm late today I got a little caught up in School Shopping and forgot what day of the week it was......  EEEEEP I ammmmm soooo Sorry, it's that time of year!  Today I have a little tutorial on making an inchie backgrounds card with Bombshell Stamps.  Here are the supplies I started with.  Stamps Mermaid Treasure and Hawiian Girl, I chose a summer theme.  Distress Inks in Bright Colors along with their matching daubers.  A 1" punch and white paper.
I inked up the paper the solid Pink and Blue will be for mats for my inchies.
Then I stamped a ton of small images onto my rainbow sheet of paper with Archival Ink in random patterns,
Now punch 1" squares out of the stamped piece and cut 1 1/8" squares out of the blue and pink.
I was first going to put these on a plain white card however I decided I needed to pick up some more colors so I created the Yellow background with ink and stencils using the same colors.  So here I would like to note, it is easier to line up your completed inchies we build an L on the card.  Then everything gets attached according to those lines.
This is the completed piece.  Now to embellish.
I have added the Mermaid colored with Copic then foam taped and some coordinating Sequins as well as a bit of stickles.  The Mermaid is mounted on a small piece of Orange I colored with the same ink.
Here is a close up of the layers.
Thank you so much for stopping by today HAVE A GREAT ONE!

Wednesday 6 August 2014

Ms. August's Challenge — Easel-y Does It!

Ms. August, Suzi McKenzie, has issued her challenge, which is Easel-y Does It! Create an easel card and 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. August's project


Monday 4 August 2014

August Muse Monday: Vintage Motorcycle- 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? Vintage Motorcycle!
Here are some great projects using this set.


Ms. April also used Man's Ruin


Friday 1 August 2014

Meet Ms. August

Suzi McKenzie is our Ms. August.

1. Brief info about yourself, including your name, where you live, your family (if you want), etc.
My name is Suzanne McKenzie, but everyone calls me Suzi, I live in Aberdeen, Scotland with my husband Stewart and our three cats, Alice, Dotty, and Sophie.

August is a very special month for me as I celebrate both my birthday and wedding anniversaries in August. This year it's two biggies being my 40th Birthday and 10th Wedding Anniversary.  I no longer work due to various health problems including Fibromyalgia and anxiety, so my time is my own.  When I'm feeling well enough, I love to create and you'll find me in my craft room, usually at the computer having a sneaky game on Facebook!

2. How long have you been stamping and/or crafting?

I've always been into arts and crafts, loving drawing and painting from an early age. I was also lucky enough to have a grandmother who taught me to knit and crochet.  I studied Art and Design at college but gave up my studies due to health problems.  I got into card making about 12 years ago when I started planning my wedding and could not find any wedding stationary I liked, so I made my own.  That's when I discovered my local craft shop and Ebay and got addicted to pretty papers, flowers, embellishments, and all the wonderful goodies that accompany them.

3. What are your favorite Bombshell sets and why?
I love the style of all the Bombshell sets, so choosing one favourite is nearly impossible.  I adore roses, so any of the Bombshell sets that features roses are right at the top of my list of favourites.

4. What kind of projects do you like to do?
I like to make cards, tags, ATCs, wall Hangings, Altered Art, Mixed Media Pieces.  I love to experiment and try new products and techniques. I'll try anything once.

5. What are your favorite coloring mediums?

My favourite colouring medium of all time is coloured pencils. Unfortunately due to problems with my hands, I find I can't use them very often, but they will always be my first love.  A few years ago, I discovered alcohol markers, which I tend to use most of the time now. I love being able to layer the colours and how beautifully they blend together. They are much kinder on my hands too, so I get to create more than before I discovered them.  I also have lots of fun playing with inks, pastels, and paints.

6. Describe your crafting "style".

My crafting style is pretty unique. I think the one thing all my work has in common is colour. I love using colour, usually quite bright and intense colours. I love getting contrast and texture into my creations.  I love sparkly, glitter embellishments, along with ribbon, tape, and gems.  As I love to colour, the majority of my projects will have a hand-coloured image as its focal point

7. Describe your crafting process. Do you start with a stamp set? A sketch? A technique you want to use?
Most of the time I start with an image, which I'll stamp and colour.  Then I'll either pick out papers to coordinate with my image or create my own backgrounds using stamps and embossing folders.  Sometimes I'll use a sketch for my layout, but most of the time I just play around with my card elements until I get inspired. Sometimes I'll have a die I want to use with a certain image and that will pretty much dictate my project's layout.  I also love to create scenes and tell a story with my projects.

8. Do you have any other hobbies?
I love listening to music, playing puzzle games, and Sci-fi Fantasy films. I'm not much of a reader, but love films, so we have a nice widescreen TV and vast DVD collection in our living room so we always have something to watch.

9. Free for all including little facts, etc. about you.
I'm a night owl, it's not unusual for me to stay up most of the night finishing a project.  I'm also very last minute when it comes to creating, not something I particularly like, but I tend to get my best ideas when I'm pushed for time. I guess I need that bit of stress to get my creative mojo going.  My favourite colour is pink, the brighter the better.  My favourite flowers are roses.  My favourite animals are cats and elephants.

Now that you've learned more about Ms. August, here's some of Suzi's artwork!

Be sure to check out Suzi's blog for more inspiration!