Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Bombshell Stamps August Hump Day Hop!

Howdy Y'all!  Welcome to the Bombshell Stamps Hump Day Hop!  

You should have hopped over here after seeing Alison's awesome project at her blog.  If not be sure to start at the beginning, which is the Bombshell Stamps blog, so you don't miss any rad projects.  

The theme for this hop is Cowboys and Indians.  How many Bombshell Stamps can be used for this theme?!  A lot of them, but I only used one set. (Shocking, I know.)  
I used the Western Gal Digital Stamp Set for my Western card.  I like using digital stamps since you can print them out in different sizes, but I do miss getting inky when I use them!  Both the horse and sentiment were colored in with Spectrum Noir Markers.  I took some light mint polka dotted ruffle trim and placed it behind the horse & horseshoe.  The patterned cardstocks are from The Garden Party small mat stack by DCWV and they match the ruffle trim perfectly.  The patterned cardstock was adhered onto brown cardstock and then onto a beige card base. 

Thanks for hopping with us!  Your next stop is over to Glittery Katie's blog to see her gorgeous project.
 - Kim
In case you get lost, here's the full roster!
Bombshell Blog
Kim  --- you are here!
Glittery Katie

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Two-For Tuesday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Two-For Tuesday Blog Hop! The Bombshell Girls and Pin-ups are thrilled to join forces with Altered Pages Artsociates to hold a huge blog hop that showcases Bombshell Stamps together with digital backgrounds from Altered Pages! Here's a little blurb about Altered Pages.
At Altered Pages we Hope to Alter YOUR Creativity ~ so join us in the adventure!  We pride ourselves on providing the BEST customer service possible!   Find Collages, inks, papers, art tools, doo-dads, paints, Gelatos, embellishments. and so much more at ALTEREDPAGES.COM. Our Design Team will take you to new levels of inspiration with projects and Kits available for purchase.   Join our newsletter for specials and deals!  Follow our Blog to win prizes and join challenges!
HOP RULES:   Our rules are simple, simply hop and stop by each participant's blog, become a follower, and leave them some love by way of a comment.  

HOP PRIZES: There will be two randomly drawn winners from those who follow the above rules and join the fun. Prize One A sponge brush, silly sticks, a tube of acrylic paint, and a stencil from Altered Pages PLUS  Bombshell's Hula Girl stamp set. Prize Two A Niji Pearlescent Watercolor Set and Gold Leafing and Tape from Altered Pages PLUS Bombshell's Wild Horses stamp set. Winners will be announced Tuesday September 3. 

Hi All!  I'm Kim.  Welcome to my blog!  If you are hopping in order, you should have arrived here from Daniella Hayes' Blog.  

 I created a page for my Florida vacation album using Bombshell Angel by Bombshell Stamps and Altered Pages "State of Florida" Collage Sheet.  The cardstock and bling are by Webster's Pages.  I used the Bombshell Stamps August Sketch to create this page.  Bombshell Angel was inked with Tsukineko Memento ink and colored with Spectrum Noir markers.


I also created a wooden keepsake box.  
 The box has been in my craft stash for a while and was begging to be used.  I painted it with light brown acrylic paint and added a few coats of vintage white acrylic paint.  Then I sanded it around the edges and a few other areas to give it a little bit of a distressed look.  The Greetings from Florida postcard on top of the box is from the "State of Florida" collage sheet by Altered Pages and was printed out on Silhouette's Printable Cotton Canvas (I love this stuff!).  I added a few flowers from Bombshell Stamps "Hula Girl" Stamp Set to the corners.
The stamp shapes are svg's from "Stamp Set" by Lori Whitlock.  I cut them out of white cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo and then colored them with Spectrum Noir Markers.  The manatee and flamingo pics are from the State of Florida collage sheet.  The shell stamp is from Hawaiian Girl and Bombshell Banner is the Handmade by Banner stamp.
 This turtle stamp is also from the Hawaiian Girl Stamp Set, and the flowers are from the State of Florida Collage Sheet.
The anchor and stars are from the Ahoy Sailor Stamp Set, and the sunset is from the collage sheet.  All of the stamps were colored with Spectrum Noir Markers.

Your next stop on the hop is Becky Voth's Blog!  

Thanks for hopping with us! 
Happy Hopping!
- Kim

Here's the blog hop order in case you get lost or feel like hopping around randomly!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Muse Monday - Growing Hearts

It's the last Monday of August, which means it's the last Muse Monday featuring the Growing Hearts Stamp Set by Bombshell Stamps.  (It's also only on sale for a few more days!)

I made a feathery bottle cap headband using Mother Muerta from this set for Muse Monday. 
The bottle cap is a larger decorative metal bottle cap that I've had in my stash for a while. I'm not 100% sure where I purchased them from, but I think it may have been from one of Pick Your Plum's daily deals.  The stamped image was colored in with Spectrum Noir markers.
 The colored image was coated in Glossy Accents.  I had some issues with bubbles popping up while it dried overnight, but I still am happy with the way it came out.

Check out some gorgeous projects using the Growing Hearts Stamp Sets here at the Bombshell Stamps blog!

Happy Craftin'!
- Kim

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Chromatic Craze Challenge #2

I have been slowly re-organizing and moving my craft room from one area of the house to another.  So since all my stuff is kinda messy and in 2 places, I've been feeling a little blocked creatively.  With some DT projects due and not a lot of crafty mojo going on over here, I decided to take a break, have a little fun and create a project for Chromatic Craze Challenge #2.  I gave myself a 10 minute challenge to finish a project using their colors - lime, orange, light blue and red.  
The Pirate Skeleton is a stamp from Bo Bunny and skull die cut is a punch by Martha Stewart.  I colored the skeleton's hat and sword with a light blue marker and had to add some blood on the sword. I used red and lime cardstock from my scrap pile and added a little bit of orange bling. 

Thanks for stopping by.  Please check back tomorrow for my Bombshell Stamps Muse Monday project!  If you'd like to check out the Chromatic Craze blog- click here. 

Note: The Chromatic Craze Challenge is a color challenge!   The 10 minute card challenge is something I just challenged myself to do.  

Have a great rest of the weekend!
- Kim

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Steampunk High Heel Shoe

Hi Everyone!

SVG Cuts is having another promo on their website (click here to view) -- make the 3D high heel shoe and earn a $6.99 gift card. Since I already have the "Love Always" SVG kit I figured I better give it a go!  Plus I'd love a gift card to their store, I'm not gonna lie.  The only issue I had was picking out a theme.  At first I was going to do a zebra print shoe, but I also thought a Steampunk Shoe would look great so I went with the latter.

I love this Clockworks paper by Graphic45 so I kept my high heel on the simpler side because I didn't want to overload it with embellishments.

For the back of the shoe I used the free 3D bow svg that SVG Cuts has on their blog.  The cog is from the Graphic45 paper pack (Steampunk Spells) that I fussy cut out and covered in Glossy Accents.

The flower on the front of the heel is the Dublin Mum from SVG Cuts "3D Mums and Fall Flowers" SVG Kit.  The wings are from the Graphic45 paper pad (Steampunk Spells) and so is the cog.  This front cog was also covered in Glossy Accents.
Thanks for stopping by my blog! If you have any question please ask below. 

All of a sudden I am dying to create more 3D papercraft projects!  What have you been crafting lately?  Let me know below!

- Kim

-Silhouette Cameo
-SVG's by SVG Cuts - High Heel Shoe from Love Always SVG Kit; Dublin Mum from 3D Mums and Fall Flowers SVG Kit; 3D bow freebie from SVG Cuts blog
-Bazzill Cardstock
-Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells 8x8 paper pad
-Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells 6x6 paper pad patterns and solids
-Glossy Accents
-Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive

Skull Girl Card

Today while waiting for another project I was working on to dry, I made this Skull Girl card with the Skull Girl svg cutting files by Fleurette Bloom.  Big thanks to KimberlyRae for letting me know about this cute file (check out her blog here)!  

Silhouette Cameo
"Girl Skull" SVG Cutting File by
Cardstock by unknown
twine by Doodlebug
ink by Colorbox

Thanks for stopping by!
- Kim

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Ms. August's Challenge at Bombshell Stamps

Ms. August's Challenge at Bombshell Stamps is to make a card or project for a guy.  I used the Lady Luck Stamp Set on my card.  I recently took an online card class - Summer Card Camp 2, so I used one of their sketches and masking techniques for this card.  I enjoyed the class.  There were things that I already knew how to do, but a ton of new things too!  This card is different for me (gasp, no pop dots?!), but I really like the way it came out.

Bombshell Stamps - Lady Luck Stamp Set
Washi Tape
Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black
Colorbox Ink - Picante and Surf
White Cardstock
Head on over to the Bombshell Stamps Blog to see the rest of the Bombshell Girl's projects and don't forget to link up your take on the challenge!
Have a great day!
- Kim

Friday, August 2, 2013

Fabulous Friday Tutorial at Bombshell Stamps - Icon Stamp Flag Embellishment

Hi Everyone!

 Kim here with a Fabulous Friday Tutorial!  I have been making my own embellishments lately to go with the cardstock I already have.  I love the embellishments that are part of new cardstock lines but unfortunately some of them get quite pricey.  Recently, I broke out my Melt Art Melting Pot (which has been collecting dust unfortunately) and made these washi tape flags and small "bling" dots to use on my card. 
  First I took out the Melting Pot and set it to the UTEE setting.  Then using a small scoop that came with the Flex, I added a half scoop of UTEE flex, let it melt down a little and then added in 4 scoops of  UTEE (which is Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel - for those who don't know).  Be careful when using the melting pot because it sure does get hot!
Next, I took a piece of washi tape and wrapped it around a toothpick. (Note: You can remove the sharp ends with strong scissors or a saw, I opted to leave mine as is.) And then using scissors cut out a V for the flag.
Using Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black stamp a small icon stamp onto the flag.

I was getting a little impatient and didn't want to wait for the ink to dry so I carefully used a heat gun to dry the icon stamp.  Then I dipped the flag into the UTEE so all of it was coated and let some of the excess UTEE run off.  Then I set it down onto the non-stick craft sheet to dry.
After it's completely dry and no longer hot, you can trim off any excess UTEE from the flag if you need to.  This is a great way to use those icon stamps to compliment the Bombshell Stamp set you are using.
Since I had a lot of clear UTEE left in the melting pot, I added in some UTEE Brightz Powder in Green Zinnia and mixed it in until I had a green color that I liked. 
Then using one end of a tooth pick I dipped it into the UTEE and drizzled it onto the non-stick craft sheet until it formed a circle.
Most of these are big enough so that you can stick a small glue dot on the flat side.  I used them on my card in the corners. 
-Bombshell Stamps - Ahoy Sailor (Star icon), Homeward Bound (skull & crossbone icon), Muertos Doll (for card)
-Melt Art Melting Pot by Ranger
-UTEE Flex, UTEE Clear, UTEE Green Zinnia by Ranger
-Nonstick Craft Sheet - Ranger
-Melt Art Kool Toolz (non stick heat resistant spatula and tweezer/spoon) by Ranger & Suze Weinberg
- Washi Tape
- Archival Ink in Jet Black - Ranger
- Embossing Heat Gun
-also used on card -  Twine, paper by Authentique (Thrilling Collection); Spectrum Noir Markers, Tsukineko Memento Ink in Tuxedo; Gel Pen

If you have any questions please ask in the comment section.
Have you tried making any embellishments with the Bombshell icon stamps?

Happy Crafting!
- Kim