Hambo Hoedown… Super Birday

Each week that you participate in the Hambo Hoedown, Hambo then sends out the cutest, most adorable digi stamp the following week. The challenge this week was to create a project using the Caped Chick digi and CASE (Copy and Share Everything) a project out of the Hambo Gallery.

After perusing the gallery, I chose to CASE Kelly Clark’s AMAZING card!

Of course the first thing I had to do was go through and do my measurements. I know, I know… I’m very OCD about this and it’s just me. :)

After I did that and colored my image, I picked out some K and Company papers that matched the Super Bird and just went with it. All of the papers are K and Company from two different paper pads {can’t remember the names} and the ticket punch is from EK Success. Caped Bird from Hambo can be purchased here!

I finished it by decorating the inside as well. :) Hope to see more of you playing next week!

Coffee Girl’s New Home

Friday afternoon as I was driving home my husband called me and told me that I was going to be very upset with him. First thing I was thinking is that he didn’t do laundry, take out the trash, etc. No big deal right?

Well, he was seriously upset that apparently during the day somehow my K Cup Carrier that I made for the guest post at Pocketful of Pink last week met it’s demise under his foot. He was DEVASTATED and I seriously told him it was okay. I wasn’t upset in any means because things happen. He went on to tell me that Coffee Girl was salvageable as well as the sentiment.

When I sat down to get crafty, I started to pull the Coffee Girl image {Melonheadz Illustrations} off the original box and pulled off the foam tape as well as the sentiment. I went through the challenges that I printed out and saw that the City Crafter Challenge was a sketch this week that would work just perfect with the image.

I pulled out my bits of scraps from the My Mind’s Eye Love Me Do paper and used the Pink Doily side as the background of my card. I then cut another scrap of the front side for the long strip that I tied with My Mind’s Eye twine from the Lime Twist Collection. I doodled around the edges with a Bic Ultra Fine Marker in Tuxedo Black {I seriously go through a TON of these markers!}.

The graph piece is another piece from my scraps that was part of the Basic Grey Hello Luscious Collection. The pink cardstock behind it was another scrap. I just put the three pieces of bling in the corner and called it done.

I knew it wasn’t done because I wanted to include the sentiment but didn’t have a true place for it on the front so I opened up the card and cut some more of the scraps that I had out and decorated the inside before I added the sentiment. I polished it off with more doodling with my Bic Ultra Fine Marker in Tuxedo Black.

All in all, I truly love this card and I am happy that I got to play along with the City Crafter Challenge this week once again.


Skip The Cake…

After creating the “I Wuff You!” card, I found this image {another Melonheadz Illustration} on my desk that I had started to color in a few nights before.  I wanted to get it used and done so I decided to grab it and finish coloring it in.

After coloring it in, I inked the edges with some Spun Sugar and Festive Berries Distress Ink. I then backed it on a bright pink cardstock from my scrap pile.

The strips on the left are 1” and ¾” from two sheets of paper in my stash. The purple woodgrain was the B side to a piece of paper that my aunt gave me at Christmas and the white sheet is from the Recollections line that I had purchased on sale and knew I was going to use but it has just sat there. UGH!

I added the three rhinestones in the corner that are from Kaiser Scrapbook and then used my Sakura Glaze Pen to add some doodles around the edge before using my Corner Chomper to round the bottom left corner.

The sentiment stamp is part of a set from PSA Essentials that I received as part of a review ages ago and have finally gotten around to using {there were others and I used them and loved them}.  There is no name on it but it has 9 different stamps on it and they are all interchangeable on their circle stamps but also great for cards as the size is perfect! (Found it at the link above}

I am linking this card up to the Skipping Stone Designs Sketch Challenge for this week that was created by the wonderful Pamela Young.