Tuesday, December 31, 2013

December Sketch Challenge at Bombshell Stamps

There's still a few hours left to enter the Sketch Challenge at Bombshell Stamps! 

Here's my take on the sketch:

I used the Madonna Woodcut Stamp Set on this card.

 Click here to view the Sketch and to upload your take on it! http://bombshellstamps.blogspot.com/2013/12/decembers-sketch-challenge.html

Happy New Year's Eve to all of you!!!!

- Kim

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you!!!

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday with your loved ones!

- Kim

Christmas Tag Supplies:
Bombshell Stamps - Holiday Accessory
Red Washi Tape
Spectrum Noir Markers - red, green
White Opaque Pen by Ranger
Present Sticker 

Monday, December 9, 2013

Muse Monday

  It's the 2nd Muse Monday of December at Bombshell Stamps.  This month the set being showcased is "Speed Shop".  It's a great set for any car lovers out there!  I created an ornament using the "Made In The Garage" stamp and my Silhouette Cameo. (Supplies listed at end of post.)

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out the Bombshell Stamps blog to see what the other Bombshells have created!

- Kim

Bombshell Stamps - Speed Shop
Spectrum Noir Markers
Tsukineko Memento Ink
Silhouette Cameo
Studio File: 3D Pleated Snowflake Ornament by Alaa' K (available at the Silhouette Online Store)
Hot Glue

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Wear Brown Shoes!

Hi All!

Tomorrow, Dec. 4, is "Wear Brown Shoes" day!  Once a month on the Bombshell Stamps Blog, the DT Bombshells and the Pin-Ups celebrate one wacky holiday and this is the holiday for December.

I used the Girl's Ruin Set by Bombshell Stamps. Both the main heel and the Bombshell's heels are brown, and are from a matching set even if you can only see one!  I promise these are not Punky Brewster's heels. ;)  (That was one of my favorite shows from my childhood.)

The lighting in the picture is off, the shoes are more brown in real life and not as yellowy as it looks in the pic. 
Head on over to the Bombshell Stamps blog to see what everyone came up with and for more info on this holiday.

I am linking this up to: Simon Says Stamp Weds Challenge - Anything Goes

Happy Craftin'!
- Kim

Stamps:  Girl's Ruin by Bombshell Stamps

Markers:  Spectrum Noir
-Heel - EB5, GB10, GB8
-Hair - EB5
-Lips - LV1, PL1, CR8
-Stockings/Top - BT4, BT2, BT1
-Skin - FS3, FS2
-No Regrets Banner - BT4, BT2, BT1
-Blue damask - Love Story 6x6 Paper Pad by Fancy Pants
-Pink/Brown Polka Dot & Brown - Lost & Found Madison Ave 6x6 Paper Pad by My Mind's Eye
-Beige Cardstock - unknown
Pink Flowers by Recollections

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Sugar Skull Holiday Card

Here's a card using Sugar Skulls, Holiday Accessory and Banner Sayings  by Bombshell Stamps and using the Bombshell November Sketch:
 Bombshell Stamps has a Sketch Challenge and Pin-Up Challenge every month!  There is still 24 hours left to enter if you would like to link up your take, only projects using Bombshell Stamps will win the prize! 
  Bombshell Stamps November Pin-Up Challenge (click here)
Bombshell Stamps November Sketch Challenge (click here)

Bombshell Stamps - Sugar Skulls, Holiday Accessory and Banner Sayings
Sentiment Stamps - Simon Says Stamp Holiday Hello
Cardstock - Patterned Cardstock by Chic Tags; Solid Cardstock by unknown
Spectrum Noir Markers  

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your friends and families!  And Happy Hanukkah!

Have a Crafty Weekend!
- Kim

Ms. November's Pin-Up Challenge

Kas, Ms. November at Bombshell Stamps, had issued her challenge for the month and it was "Rough Chicks, Bikes and Leather". 

I made a card using the Vintage Motorcycle Set by Bombshell Stamps.

There is still 1 day left to enter the challenge!  Have you linked up your take on the Bombshell Stamps Blog?  Click here for the post on the Bombshell Blog!

Happy Saturday!!!
- Kim

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Bombshell Stamps November Hump Day Hop!

Hi All!  Welcome to the Bombshell Stamps Hump Day Hop!

You should have arrived here from Alison's blog. If you haven't, please start at the Bombshell Stamps blog so you don't miss any cool projects!   The theme for this month is Water World, as chosen by Alison.  
  The first two sets that popped into my mind when I heard this theme was Lotus Garden and Koi Tattoo.  I used these two sets to create hair sticks from chop sticks. 
  I would have taken a picture of these in my hair, but I didn't have anyone around to help me take a picture!  I can still remember the hair sticks I had in middle school, when they were super popular to wear. For those who are not into hair accessories, these can also be used as part of a floral decoration.
  I colored my stamped images in with Spectrum Noir Markers, adhered them together and covered them with Glossy Accents. (You know I love Glossy Accents!) After they dried, I adhered some felt on the back and hot glued the chop stick onto the felt backing.  

Your next stop is over to Alaine's blog to check out her gorgeous project!

 Happy Hopping!
- Kim

Bombshell Blog: http://bombshellstamps.blogspot.com/
Alison: http://alisonsrandomthoughts.blogspot.com/
Kim: http://www.craftypinkanchor.blogspot.com
Alaine: http://missalaineousmosaics.blogspot.com/
Leslie: http://leslieturner58.blogspot.com
Glittery Katie: http://ferrishyn-frontier.blogspot.com
Kas: http://www.artloveschaos.blogspot.com
Stempelientje: http://stempelientje.blogspot.com
Marnie: http://www.papertivity.blogspot.com
Kelli: http://www.cajunstampingqueen.blogspot.com/
Kathi: http://kathstales.blogspot.com

Monday, November 4, 2013

Muse Monday

Hi Everyone!

It's the first Muse Monday in November over at Bombshell Stamps blog.  The set that is being showcased this month is Indian Princess.

I used the digi version of Indian Princess. I printed her out, colored her with Spectrum Noir markers, and cut her out. I attached her to another piece of paper and fussy cut that out too, this way she wouldn't blend in too much with the base paper.  The stamped sentiment 'always be thankful' are clear stamps by Simon Says Stamp.  The paper and bling is from Bo Bunny's Autumn Song Collection.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to head over to the Bombshell Blog today and every Monday for more inspiration from the Bombshell Girls using this set!

- Kim

Bombshell Stamps - Indian Princess
Simon Says Stamp - Be 3x4 Clear Stamp Set
Bo Bunny - Autumn Song 6x6 pad; Jewels
Spectrum Noir Markers

Friday, November 1, 2013

Happy Birthday Shannon!

Today we are hopping in honor of Shannon's birthday!  Shannon is the Queen Bombshell and owns Bombshell Stamps.  Get comfy, grab your poison of choice and come hop along with some past and present Bombshell Girls and Pin-Ups and help us celebrate!

You should have come here from the awesome and talented Kelli's blog.  If not, please start at the beginning at the Bombshell Stamps blog so you don't miss any part of the birthday celebration!!!

  For this card I used 4 Bombshell Stamp Sets: the sugar skull from Alter Skulls, feathers from Indian Princess, nautical stars from Classic Tattoo, & the Happy Birthday Banner from Banner Sayings.
  I colored the stamped images in with Spectrum Noir markers. For the background, I embossed a white piece of cardstock with a polka dot embossing folder (by Darice) in my Cuttlebug. I adhered it to a black cardstock card base and added some bling in the corners. The images are adhered to the card but the sugar skull is raised with pop dots.

Happy Birthday Shannon!  I hope you have an awesome and amazing day!

Your next stop on the hop is to over to the talented and creative Marnie's blog.

Blog Hop List:
Bombshell's Blog
Kim  - you are here!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween to all of you! 

 This month was a super busy month for me and unfortunately I did not meet my personal goal of posting 31 Halloween projects. I'm sorry about that if you were expecting to see a lot more Halloween projects! ( If only I could craft for a living! ) But I do have a project for today!

I finally finished my take on Bombshell Stamps October Sketch Challenge but I did flip it around a little.
Here's the sketch:

 I created a wall hanging using the Mi Amor Stamp Set and this really cool Vampire-esque cardstock from DCWV. (You should be able to click on the pics to make them larger if you need to.)
Senora Muertas is one of my favorite stamps of all time.  I really wanted a new wall hanging for my craft room so once I saw the October Sketch by Kathi, our Bombshell DT Captain, the gears in my head started turning.  I wanted Senora Muertas to be the focal point but with a darker background and theme.  The forest background paper was perfect for this because it's mysterious. It makes you wonder, what could be lurking in the woods back there?  The base behind the forest is a black glitter cardstock.
Isn't she a beauty?!  I colored her with Spectrum Noir markers. I also highlighted around her in a light grey. The red background behind her has blood stains on it.  I backed it with a pretty blue glittered diamond and damask cardstock.
 The 3D rose is a Silhouette Studio file by Lori Whitlock and was cut out with my Silhouette Cameo.  The Skull is from the Dead Necessities Stamp Set stamped onto grey cardstock from DCWV.
The Mi Amor sentiment was stamped with white ink onto a silver foil cardstock so it would look like an engraved charm. The key is from the Silhouette Online Store and was cut out with the Cameo. I hung the charm & key from black chain.
And here's what the full wall hanging looks like.  The patterned paper is from the 'Immortal Love' stack by DCWV.  The black glitter, silver foil and green cardstock is from the corresponding solid color stack. I ruffled some of the ribbon underneath the horizontal cardstock on the wall hanging to give it a little bit more of an elegant touch. The ribbon is from my stash, along with the chain and jump rings.  

How are you celebrating Halloween today?! I'd love to hear! Leave me a comment!

Have a safe and Happy Halloween!!!
- Kim

Bombshell Stamps used in this project are Mi Amor and Dead Necessities.

Ranger Ink Halloween Crafting Contest
Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Mon. Challenge - Anything Goes

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Witching Hour - Bombshell Stamps October Hump Day Hop

Hi Everyone!

You should have arrived here from Marnie's blog.  If not, please start at the beginning at the Bombshell Stamps Blog so you don't miss any Bewitchingly gorgeous projects!

Alison, our Challenge Captain, has chosen the theme 'The Witching Hour'!  

I'm sorry that my card was not up on time for the beginning of the hop.  But it is here now for you to see! 

I used A Pirate's Life and Holiday Accessory rubber stamp sets on my card.  I colored in the witch and her hat with Spectrum Noir markers.
The patterned cardstock, stickers, and witches' dance card are from Echo Park's "Chillingsworth Manor".  The doily was diecut with my Silhouette Cameo and a Studio File (Victorian Lace Big Border by Jamie Koay). 

Please hop on to your next stop which is Alaine's blog!

Thank you for hopping with us! And beware the witching hour!
Happy Halloween!
- Kim

Bombshell Blog: http://bombshellstamps.blogspot.com/
Alison: http://alisonsrandomthoughts.blogspot.com/
Glittery Katie: http://ferrishyn-frontier.blogspot.com/
Stempelientje: http://stempelientje.blogspot.com/
Marnie: http://www.papertivity.blogspot.com/
Kim: http://www.craftypinkanchor.blogspot.com/   - you are here!
Alaine: http://missalaineousmosaics.blogspot.com/
Leslie: http://leslieturner58.blogspot.com/
Monika: http://paperchrome.blogspot.com/
Kelli: http://www.cajunstampingqueen.blogspot.com/
Kathi: http://kathstales.blogspot.com/

I'm Linking this card up to:
Ranger Ink Halloween Crafting Contest
Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge - Anything Goes
Spectrum Noir October Challenge 
Simon Says Stamp Mon. Challenge - Anything Goes

Bride of Frankenstein - Halloween Spooktacular Day 21

  I used the Bride of Frankenstein digital stamp from Bombshell Stamps "Halloween Costume" Digital Stamp Set on this little treat bag.  She was colored with Spectrum Noir markers.
The bag is from SVG Cuts' 'Frightful Friends Treat Sacks' SVG Kit.  I cut out the Dracula bag from the kit and added the chevron rectangle to the front. I punched out small circles on the top with a hand hole punch.  The stars and lightning bolts are confetti by Sophie Gallo from the Silhouette Online store.  Lime cardstock is by Bazzill and patterned paper is by Doodlebug.  All svg/studio files were cut with the Silhouette Cameo. 
Thanks for stopping by!  Let me know your favorite Halloween Movie Monster below!
- Kim

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Black Cat Crossing! - Halloween Spooktacular Day 20

  Watch Out! Black Cat Crossing!

I created this sign for my outdoor lawn decor using my Silhouette Cameo and this 'Black Cat Crossing Halloween Vinyl Saying' from Lori Whitlock (available in the Silhouette Online Store). 

Have you made any outdoor decorations for Halloween?  Let me know below!

- Kim

Easy Halloween Decor - Halloween Spooktacular Day 19

  A few years ago I picked up a few packs of these Halloween die cut cardstock silhouettes from Dollar Tree.  There were quite a few diecuts in the pack. One package was bats, the other cats, another rats, another spiders and webs, etc.  I really wasn't sure what I was going to do with them as they've been sitting around for quite a few years as it is.  So this year I decided to use them for some outdoor Halloween Decor.
I didn't want to put vinyl outside on the house which is why I didn't just whip up some vinyl die cuts and stick them up. So I ended up laminating the diecuts and hanging them up with push pins.  (I know it's weird, I'd rather small holes that can be patched up rather then vinyl peeling off the paint or getting it all sticky.)  I guess I'd rather do it this way too because it reminds me of decorations we had when I was a child.  We used to decorate the porch with cardstock cats, scarecrows and jack-o-lanterns and hung them up with thumbtacks. 

  First I took the die cut -
Then put them in a laminating pouch and sent them through my laminating machine.
I cut them out around the edges and hung them up outside.
 They were quick and easy to make. They've also held up well. Thankfully the weather hasn't been bad this week at all. 

- Kim

Jack-O-Lanterns - Halloween Spooktacular Day 18

Hello, hello!

This post right here on my Halloween countdown is going to be different then normal and not a crafty project created by me at all.  

One evening this month, my boyfriend and I went to the Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze in Historic Hudson Valley NY.   I have been dying to go for years and we just never got tickets in time, but not this year.  This year I actually purchased tickets before they sold out!  It was absolutely AMAZING!!!!  If you love Jack O' Lanterns, Halloween and are looking for something different to do with your friends/kids/family, I definitely recommend going.  They do sell out and fast, so you need to by tickets in advance as you can not get them there.  You may want to sign up for the email list so you know when they go on sale next year.   Click here for a link to the Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze website if you are interested.   Seeing the more then 5,000 hand-carved Jack O' Lanterns all lit up was so cool and awesome, and I honestly can not wait to go next year! 

Below are a few pictures from the event. Sorry they are not fantastic pictures, I am not very good at photography in the daylight nevermind the twilight and evening hours!

My pictures do not do these awe inspiring Jack O' Lanterns justice at all! You really must see them for yourself!

Happy Halloween!
- Kim

(I am not affiliated with the folks that run the Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze nor did I receive compensation to write this blog post.  I just simply wanted to share my wonderful experience and let my readers know about this event.)

Monday, October 28, 2013

Halloween Spooktacular Day 17!

It's Monday!  That means it's time for Muse Monday over at Bombshell Stamps blog.  This month Alter Skulls is being showcased, make sure to check out the past Mondays in October for more inspiration for this wonderful set!

I created this gravestone shaped card myself and cut it out with my Silhouette Cameo.  I then embossed the card and accent piece with a Sizzix/Tim Holtz embossing folder and my Cuttlebug.  I inked, stamped, colored and cut out the Alter Skull and Sugar Skulls with Candles from the Alter Skulls Stamp Set.  I also strung some beads and a cross on embroidery floss and added it to the card since it was a little plain up there.

Thanks for stopping by!
- Kim

Halloween Spooktacular Day 16

Yep, I'm still catching up on my Halloween Countdown. I have projects made but pictures not taken or blogged. I'll post them as fast as I can to catch up since Halloween is almost here! 

October 25th was Punk for A Day!  Some of the Bombshells created really rad projects for this Wacky Holiday (click here to see them!).   I created a pair of earrings for this holiday.  Now if you are punk everyday, you would probably wear these earrings any day of any month (like I totally would)... but if you are going to be Punk for just a day or Punk for Halloween then these earrings would be perfect.

I used the skull and crossbones from Man's Ruin by Bombshell Stamps for these earrings.  The spikes are from AC Moore I believe they are by Bead Giant, the beads and components from my stash.

Thank you for stopping by my blog!
- Kim

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Steampunk Vampire Coffin Card - Halloween Spooktacular Day 15

I'm still catching up and working on my countdown to Halloween! Am I the only one who can't wait for the premiere of the new show, Dracula, on NBC?! It looks like it is going to be fangtastic! Lol.

This is one of my favorite cards that I have ever made. I submitted it to a magazine for publication, but I never heard back, therefore it was rejected. Oh well... that means I get to share it with all of you!! I used some of my favorite things to create this card - Bombshell Stamps, files from SVG Cuts, my Silhouette Cameo, Colorbox ink....
Bombshell Angel has been transformed into a Steampunk Vampire. 
The coffin card base, moon and corset are all files from SVGCuts!  I love the kit this card is from.  It's the Elmhurst Hollow SVG Kit.  I also love how easily my Silhouette Cameo cut them out too.
   Bombshell Angel has been inked up, stamped and colored with Copic markers.  Her dress, boots and gloves are from the Bombshell Clothing Die Cut Collection, cut out in black and patterned papers with my Cameo.  Her hat was printed out, fussy cut and colored from the Halloween Costume Digital Stamps.  The bats are from Holiday Accessory. 
I also stamped some of the bats on the inside!
Here's the back of the card. I love this paper from Graphic45!
The orange eyelets are by Recollections, the ribbon by Offray, and the metal wheel on the hat is from Lisa Pavelka's Steampunk Micro Elements.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card!
- Kim

Silhouette Cameo
Bombshell Stamps - Bombshell Angel, Holiday Accessory, Halloween Costume Digital Stamp Set,  Bombshell Clothing Die Cut Collection
SVGCuts.com - Elmhurst Hollow SVG Kit
Cardstock - Bazzill (black for corset); Graphic 45 - Steampunk Spells (patterned; solids)
Inks - Copics, Tsukineko Memento, Colorbox
Eyelets - Recollections
Ribbon - Offray
Lisa Pavelka's Steampunk Micro Elements (wheel on hat)

Monday, October 21, 2013

Halloween Spooktacular Day 14 - Boo Box

I needed a Halloween Box for a gift and this one is one of my favorites!  It's the 'Boo Box' from the 'Gimme Candy Boxes' SVG Kit by SVGCuts.com.  This box is great, and I love how it can be elegant or cute depending on what Halloween paper you use!
I cut everything with SCAL3 and my Silhouette Cameo.  I inked some of the edges and added a little black pearl bling (Queen & Co) underneath the boo.  The cardstock is Authentique's Enchanted Collection.

- Kim

Halloween Spooktacular Day 13!

Catching up on my Halloween Countdown posts, here's a Halloween basket I created with a file from Lori Whitlock and my Silhouette Cameo. 

It's the 3D no glue pumpkin treat basket by Lori Whitlock, available on the Silhouette Online Store.  This basket was another easy and fun project.
  The cardstock and elements are from the "All Hallow's Eve" collection by Carta Bella.  Brads are by My Mind's Eye and the twine is from my crafty stash.

- Kim

3D Coffin - Halloween Spooktacular Day 12

Oh boy! Am I behind on my Halloween Spooktacular Countdown? Yes, yes I am... Sorry about that folks! I have had a crazy busy week and didn't have time to post.  Life kind of just got in the way. But I do have a few more projects to post in the next few days so I suppose I'll just pick up where I left off!

I created this 3D coffin with files (coffin, Mrs. Dracula) from Silhouette Studio and cut them out with my Silhouette Cameo.  This coffin was so easy to glue together.  I cut out 2 of the silhouettes of Mrs. Dracula and used pop dots in the middle for dimension.
I used cardstock from Teresa Collins' Masquerade Party line and twine from Doodlebug. The black cardstock is by Bazzill. 
Thanks for stopping by!
- Kim

Friday, October 18, 2013

Fabulous Friday Tutorial - Filigree Sugar Skull Pendant

Every Friday at the Bombshell Stamps Blog is a Fabulous Friday Tutorial!  My tutorial is featured today and you can see it below or on the Bombshell Stamps Blog! 

Kim here with a Fabulous Friday Tutorial!  Using the small Sugar Skull from the Sugar Skull Stamp Set, I created a necklace by up-cycling one of my old filigree earrings into a pendant. 
The filigree component is actually from a pair of inexpensive earrings I've had for a while, but rarely ever wore.  So I took one of the earrings, removed the ear wire and up-cycled it into this fun lovely necklace.

Bombshell Stamps - Sugar Skull Stamp Set
Filagree Component
Vintaj Round Metal Blank - 34mm
Vintaj Patinas (Ranger Ink) - Onyx, Agate, Ruby
Staz-On Ink in Jet Black
Black embroidery floss
acrylic block
Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (by Inkadinkado)
metal hole punch (Vintaj)
double sided tape - removeable
 chain, clasp and jump rings
jewelry pliers
fine tip Sharpie marker
non stick craft sheet (Ranger)

 Here's a picture of the filigree component and round metal blank.  This filigree pendent is already black, but if yours isn't you can always paint it a different color with Vintaj Patinas.  The same technique can be used with any similar metal filigree blank as long as it's larger than your circle blank.

To make sure my stamp fit onto my metal blank, I traced the metal blank circle onto paper and stamped my image.  
 Next I placed double sided tape onto one side of the circle blank and placed it onto the filigree piece making sure the hole was lined up with an open space on the filigree.  (above left).  Then I flipped the piece over and used a Sharpie to mark where I wanted to punch 3 more holes. (above right).
Next I punched holes in the circle blank where I had marked them with the Sharpie.
I mixed the Onyx and Agate Vintaj Patinas together to make a light gray, painted one side of the circle blank and let it dry. 
With the double sided tape still underneath the blank so it doesn't slide around, I stamped the sugar skull stamp using Staz-On ink and the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to help me line everything up.  The stamp-a-ma-jig is great for this because if you hold it firmly enough and push the acyrlic block against it, the stamp won't slide around the metal blank which is something I used to have such a problem with.  
I used a small paintbrush and the Ruby Vintaj Patina to paint in the hearts.  I also painted around the edge of the circle with onyx (let it dry) and then a touch of ruby on top if it and let everything dry completely.  Once it was completely dry, I flipped it over and removed the double sided tape.  If you remove the tape and the blank is sticky you will need to clean it up. I was able to scrap the sticky residue off with my nail.  I then carefully painted a light coat of onyx patina onto the back of the blank and let it dry.
I used embroidery floss to attach and secure the sugar skull charm to the filigree component.  You can see the messy back of mine with the knot in the picture above.  I would have used thin black wire but didn't have any on hand. It's attached pretty well, but if you wish you can also attach it with a strong adhesive glue. 
To complete the necklace I attached the pendant to some chain with a jump ring and added a clasp.  

Have a Bombshell Craftin' Friday!
 - Kim