Sunday, October 5, 2014

Happy Belated World Card Making Day!

How many cards did you get to create yesterday? I only finished one card. I broke out my Cameo again (I'm vowing to use it more then I have been) and used a studio file from the Silhouette Online Store by Kolette Hall for the base of my card. I also used a cute spider stamp by Inkadinkado from my stamp collection.

Happy Sunday! I hope you are all having a great weekend!

-Silhouette Cameo
-Spider with web card studio file by Kolette Hall from Silhouette Studio Online Store
-Spider Stamp - "Cute Ghouls" set by Inkadinkado
-Copic Markers
-Scotch ATG tape
-orange and white cardstock by American Crafts
-black cardstock by Bazzill
-green, purple, grey cardstock by unknown

Friday, October 3, 2014

A Happy Halloween Card.

This digi stamp was fun to color with a Halloween twist. I used copic markers to color in the girl & butterflies. It's a fairly simple card, quick and easy to make. The girl & butterflies image has pop dots underneath to add dimension.

I really like digi stamps for the ability to print them out in the size of my choice. But, I really love clear and rubber stamps. I love being able to ink up a stamp and stamp it out! I guess you could say I prefer them to the digi stamps.  Which one is your preference? Let me know in the comments below!

Digi Stamp - #335 girl & butterflies by Dilly Beans Stamps
Copic Markers
Pop Dots
American Crafts 6x6 paper pads
Happy Halloween stamp by Studio G
Tsukineko Memento Ink

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Zombie Card.

Hey All!

This step card svg by Lori Whitlock is so versatile and is a great way to show off your stamped images. I used it in yet another card, this time for a zombie card!

The step card svg was cut out with my trusty Cameo. I inked the bone stamp in white ink onto the black cardstock strips. The zombie and word bubble sentiment were stamped in Memento ink and then colored with Copic markers. The green bracket has pop dots underneath to give this card some dimension.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

-Silhouette Cameo
-Lori Whitlock - Step Card Center Panel SVG
-zombie, bones, and sentiment bubble stamp from 'Zombies' set by Sweet Stamp Shop
-black and green cardstock by Bazzill
-Tsukineko Memento Ink Jet Black
-Copic Markers
-Tsukineko Brilliance Archival Pigment Ink Pad in Moonlight White
-Scotch ATG tape
-pop dots

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Happy October!

It's finally Fall, and today the weather is actually feeling like it. (It was almost 80 degrees the past two days! Unfortunately, weird weather is becoming more common in NJ.)

Anyway, I created this cute Halloween easel card. How cute are these little owls by Doodlebug?

I used the easel card bracket svg by Lori Whitlock, and cut it out with my Cameo.

The October 31st badge is a studio file by Echo Park available in the Silhouette Studio Store. I used a white gel pen to make the little stitches around it.

The 'too cute to spook' stamp is by Studio G.  The owl sticker is by Doodlebug.

Thanks for stopping by. Happy October 1st!


-Silhouette Cameo
-Easel Card Bracket by Lori Whitlock
-October 31st diecut by Echo Park from Silhouette Studio Store
-orange and purple cardstock by Bazzill
-Owl cardstock by Doodlebug "Haunted Manor"
-Owl sticker by Doodlebug
-'Too Cute To Spook' stamp by Studio G
-Ranger Archival Ink
-small green star brads by Recollections
-white gel pen
-Scotch ATG tape

Linking to:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Finishing Touch with a stamp

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Poison Halloween Card


I created this Halloween card using Bombshell Stamps "Sugar Daddy" stamp set. True story about this card, I made it about 2 months ago when I was in a crafting slump. Not my best card to date, but it helped me get out of my craft rut! 

Ever have one of those days or weeks (or months) where you don't feel creative or your projects aren't coming out right?  How do you get out of a craft rut or slump?

Bombshell Stamps - "Sugar Daddy"
Patterned Cardstock - Masquerade Party 6 x 6 Paper Pad by Teresa Collins
Black Cardstock by Bazzill
Cross Stickers from my stash
Pumpkin Die Cut - Pumpkin Punch by Martha Stewart
Star Die Cut - Star Punch by Unknown
Glossy Accents

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Bombshell Stamps August Hump Day Hop!

Hi All!

Thanks for hopping along with us!  You should have arrived here from Alison's blog. She has chosen the theme "Gilded" (ie: Metallics) for this month's hop!

I created a card with the "Panther Tattoo" set.  I used the Skull and Snake Stamp, as well as the safety pin stamp and embossed them with Silver Metallic Embossing Powder by Zing!

The card base and elements are the Step Card Center Panel by Lori Whitlock and were cut out with my Silhouette Cameo. The black cardstock is by Bazzill and the printed cardstock is from a Halloween 6x6 paper pad, unfortunately I can't recall the manufacturer right now, so I will post it tomorrow evening.

Thanks for hopping by! Your next stop is over to Alaine's blog, to see her awesome project!
- Kim

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Dead Necessities Easel Card

Over at the Bombshell Stamps Blog, Ms. August had issued her challenge earlier this month. See the below link for more info:
-Ms. August, Suzi McKenzie's, Pin-Up Challenge - Easel-y Does It! Create an easel card

I used the Dead Necessities Stamp Set by Bombshell Stamps, my Silhouette Cameo, and a really fun Easel Card by Lori Whitlock (available in the Silhouette Studio Store) to create my take on this challenge.
 I love this key background! So much that it was actually what started this whole card. I chose this paper, and then chose the stamp set and colors from it. The key cardstock is from last year's Halloween 6x6 paper pad from Doodlebug.
I covered the coffins with Glossy Accents to make them pop a little more without putting pop dots behind them. The skull and rose however, are a different story. They definitely have pop dots behind them. Lol.

Happy Sunday! I hope you are all having a relaxing, if not crafty, weekend!

- Kim

Stamps - "Dead Necessities" by Bombshell Stamps
Silhouette Cameo
Easel Card Bracket by Lori Whitlock
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

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

It's a color challenge! (CAS card)

Bombshell Stamps has posted their Color Challenge for August!

Here's my take:

Come play along at the Bombshell Stamps Blog!

Stamps by Bombshell Stamps:
Let's Ride - Motorcycle and Sentiment Stamp
Tattoo Background - Iron Cross Stamp
White Cardstock
Blue inks by Martha Stewart Crafts
Marvy Uchida Le Plume II Marker (red)
Prismacolor Colored Pencil (Khaki)

Happy Tuesday!!!
- Kim

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Mermaid Summer Card

Hey All! 

It's been a while since my last post. I haven't had much time for crafting, but I'm trying to get back in the swing of things. Lately, I've been feeling more like Fall and Halloween crafting. So, I created this card to try and bring myself back into summer.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

- Kim

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Bombshell Blog Hop!

 Hi All!

Thanks for hopping with us! You should have arrived here from Sharon's Blog. If not, be sure to start at the beginning so you dont miss a thing!

 The theme is Stars and Stripes. Instead of going red, white and blue - I decided to go Halloween!

 I love this striped paper and Halloween Scene paper (especially the starry sky!) from the Black Widow Collection (6x6 paper pad) from We R Memory Keepers. I added 2 skeletons from "Retro Cowgirl" by inking them in a Tsukineko Brilliance Archival Pigment Ink Pad in Moonlight White. I also added a banner from "Banner Sayings", colored it with Spectrum Noir Markers and wrote in Happy Haunting with a black fine tip Sharpie marker. I'll be adding this 6x6 page to a mini album!

 Thanks for stopping by! Your next stop is over to Alaine's blog!

 Happy Hopping! 
- Kim
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Color 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 pink bling by Nicole.

Spectrum Noir Markers Used:

Come play along with the Bombshell Stamps Challenges this month!!! There's still time left!

July Color Challenge
July Sketch Challenge
July Pin-Up Challenge

Happy Craftin!
- Kim

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

July Sketch Challenge at Bombshell Stamps

Hey All!

Bombshell Stamps has posted the July Sketch Challenge over at their blog -  Take a look at all the inspiration over there and then play along!  

Here's my take on the sketch:

What?! A Halloween card?!  I know, it's way too early for Halloween cards. Especially in this heat we've been having in Jersey, but that's where the crafty mojo was heading so I just went with it!

I used the Sugar Daddy and Bone Font sets from Bombshell Stamps. I also used Spectrum Noir Markers, Colorbox and Tsukineko Memento Inks, and paper from Chillingsworth Manor by Echo Park.

Come play along with us!  

Have a great Wednesday! The week is half way over! 

- Kim

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Leather Bombshell Banner Necklace

Hey Bombshells!

Using a thin piece of scrap leather, I created a Bombshell Banner Necklace. 
- black leather scraps
- Tsukineko Brilliance Archival Pigment Ink Pad in Moonlight White
- Mod Podge and 1 inch Sponge Brush
- fabric scissors
- 1.5mm Short Jaw Hole Punch Plier (mine are by Vintaj)
- small clear acrylic/plastic (optional - but you can use old plastic packaging)
- jump rings, beads, wire, chain, clasp
- jewelry pliers (round nose, chain nose, flat nose, and wire cutters)
- embossing heat tool

First, stamp the banner stamp onto the black leather scrap with Tsukineko Brilliance Archival Pigment Ink Pad in Moonlight White.
Next, using an embossing heat tool, carefully dry the ink and heat set it. Make sure not to burn the leather or keep the heat tool in one spot for too long.
Using fabric scissors, cut the stamped image out leaving a black border.
Create holes on the top sides of the leather banner with hole punch pliers, making sure not to punch a hole too close to the edge. I first punch a clear acrylic scrap (which is really just recycled clear packaging from embossing folders) so the hole punch does not leave an indentation in the leather. (I use the same method when punching holes in metal as well.)
After both holes have been punched apply a thin coat of Mod Podge (from left to right) with a 1 inch sponge brush to lightly seal the ink. At first it will look like the ink smeared, but if the coat is light enough (and was dried well before coating) the ink is usually fine when it is dry. Note: I only mod-podged the top of the banner because the back of this piece of leather is soft so I don't mind it touching my skin. If yours is rough underneath you may want to back it with a soft piece of felt or fabric.
After the leather banner has completely dried, attach your jump rings, wire looped beads, chain, and clasps to finish the necklace off.
I can't wait to make more of these with some of the other banner stamps!

Happy Bombshell Craftin'!
 - Kim

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Bombshell Stamps Hump Day Hop

It's time for the June Hump Day Hop with Bombshell Stamps!

This month, Alison, chose the theme, Red Carpet Ready.

And here comes Bombshell Angel walking the red carpet at her summer movie premiere for her new blockbuster hit, Summer Lovin'!  The movie has a 1950's / retro summer vibe, so she is dressed for the part in her flirty and fun light blue dress.

I used Bombshell Angel and a dress from the "Bombshell Clothing" Die Cut Collection.  She was colored with Copic Markers and the dress was cut out with the Silhouette Portrait. The red cardstock is by Bazzill. The blue cardstock (dress), palm tree cardstock, Summer Lovin' card, and sentiment stickers are from the Summer Lovin' Collection by Samantha Walker / Carta Bella. The movie film is washi tape that I had in my stash.

Thanks for hopping with us!  Check the list below to see where you are hopping to next!

Here's the Hop List! - 

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Marnie:  --- Hop here next!!!!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Muse Monday

It's Muse Monday at Bombshell Stamps!  All month the "Homeward Bound" stamp set has been featured. It's on sale this month too!

Here's my card in honor of Muse Monday:
The ship from Homeward Bound was stamped in Tsukineko Memento Ink and colored with Spectrum Noir Markers and fussy cut out. I used a star embossing folder by Cricut/ProvoCraft in my Cuttlebug, and also used Circle Dies by Sizzix in it too.  The blue and orange cardstock is from my stash, and the striped paper is by Heidi Swapp.

Check out all the Muse Monday inspiration at the Bombshell Stamps blog!

Happy Monday!
- Kim

Friday, May 30, 2014

Ready for a Luau! - Tiki Straw Toppers and Drink Markers

Hey Bombshells!

Having a Luau this summer?!  Here are two easy and fun ways to dress up your Luau Cocktails using the 'Tiki Party' stamps!
Happy and Hungry Tikis make fun straw toppers!

Tiki Party Stamp Set - Bombshell Stamps
-Copic Markers
-Stamping Paper
-Black Cardstock
-ModPodge and brush or sponge
-washi tape
-Tsukineko Memento Ink
-bendable straws

  First, stamp the Tiki Stamps onto your stamping paper, color with Copic Markers, and fussy cut out with your scissors.
  1 - Next, adhere the cut out tiki god with Mod Podge onto black cardstock and then Mod Podge the top.
 2 -  Let them dry completely. After they are dry and no longer sticky, fussy cut them out with your scissors.
 3 &4 -  Here you can see the front and back. Adding the black cardstock to the back hides that marker that was showing through!
5 & 6 - Next, take your bendy straw and hold it with the bend just a little lower then the top of the tiki god's head. Attach the straw to the tiki dude using two pieces of thin washi tape.
7 & 8 - Sideview^^
  And that's it! A super easy and fun way to adorn your cocktails at your summer Luau!

  Using ribbon and the 'music, fun, cocktails' sentiment stamps, you can create a quick drink marker for your cocktail or wine glasses!
-White Ribbon
- Black Staz-On Ink
-music, fun, cocktails stamps from Tiki Party Set
-beads (in different colors)
-safety pins

  Stamp the sentiments onto the ribbon with Staz-On Ink and let dry. Next, place your ribbon around the glass stem, add a bead onto a safety pin and attach it to the ribbon to hold it closed. Use different colored beads for additional cocktail glasses.
Happy Craftin'!
- Kim

Thursday, May 29, 2014

May Sketch and Muse Monday!

Hi All!

Here are 2 cards I created for Bombshell Stamps this month.

The first is May's Sketch using the Hawaiian Girl Set:
Come play along with us here:

And the 2nd is a card for Muse Monday! It features the Girl's Ruin set which Bombshell Stamps has on sale this month.
Thanks for stopping by!
Check back tomorrow for a tutorial! =)
- Kim

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A Cut Above! Bombshell Stamps Blog Hop

Hey All!

Welcome to Bombshell Stamps Hump Day Hop!  This month Alison challenged us to break out our die-cutting machines and use them in our projects.

You should have arrived here from Suzi's blog.  If not, be sure to start at the beginning so you don't miss a thing!

Using my Silhouette Cameo, the Hawaiian Girl Stamp Set, and files from, I created a Mahalo Gift Box!

Hawaiian Girl and the Mahalo Sentiment are from Bombshell Stamps "Hawaiian Girl" set and were colored with Spectrum Noir Markers. The sand dollar and gift box are from's "Wet N Wild" SVG Kit and was die-cut using my Silhouette Cameo. Patterned Paper and starfish are from Echo Park's "Paradise Beach" Collection.

Thanks for hopping with us! Your next stop is to Angie's Blog!

- Kim

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A Flowerful Aloha!


I created this card using the hibiscus, aloha and hawaiian girl stamp from the Hawaiian Girl Stamp Set by Bombshell Stamps.

The neon ink for the background is by Hero Arts. The Hawaiian girl was stamped in Tsukineko Memento ink and colored with Spectrum Noir Markers. The Aloha stamp was inked with Ranger Archival ink.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!
- Kim

Friday, April 25, 2014

Fabulous Friday Tutorial - Bombshell Bottle Cap Rings

Hi Bombshells!

Kim here with a Fabulous Friday Tutorial! How to create your own Bombshell Bottle Cap Rings.
-Bombshell Stamps (I used Tattoo Font and Madonna Woodcut)
-Patterned Paper or Alcohol Markers (I used Spectrum Noir)
-bottlecaps - these can be purchased at a craft store (these I got from
-Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Round 25 Tool
-Epiphany Crafts Clear Bubble Caps Round 25
-Ring Blanks - Adjustable with pad
-Glossy Accents
-E6000 Glue
- toothpick
- gloves (optional)
First stamp your image onto patterned paper (or white cardstock if you are using alcohol markers)
Next place your cardstock into the Epiphany Crafts Tool so that your image is in the center.
Place one of the Clear Bubble Caps into the center, close the lid, then press down to cut out your shape.
Adhere this round circle into the bottom of the bottlecap with Glossy Accents. I have not had an issue with them falling out using the Glossy Accents, but if you do experience the image falling out you may need to use a different glue. Using the clear bubble caps is wonderful if you are not so great with using resin (or getting all those bubbles out of the resin!).
Let these bottlecaps dry completely. Once dry, turn them over and lightly scuff the middle with a sanding tool or an emery board. This will help adhere the ring pad to the back of the bottlecap.
Then adhere the bottlecap and ring pad together using E6000 glue in a well ventilated area. Make sure that your image is facing the correct way when placing the ring pad on! Let the rings dry completely for at least 24 hours.
Once they are dry, they are ready to wear! Go rock out with your new Bombshell rings!
Use your favorite Bombshell images to make them your own! Happy Crafting!
this post is also featured on the Bombshell Stamps Blog!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Get ready for...

A new Challenge!!!!

That's right! Bombshell Stamps has a new monthly challenge! And it's a Color Challenge!

Every 3rd Wednesday of the month will be a color challenge over at Bombshell Stamps blog. Accept the challenge and link up your take over at their blog and you will be in the running to win a Bombshell Stamps set! And if you use Bombshell Stamps in your project you will get 2 chances to win!

Here's the color palette for April:

I made a necklace using this color palette with the Sugar Skulls Stamp Set. The skulls, flowers, and bones were stamped with Ranger Archival Ink in Sienna, then colored with Spectrum Noir markers. The colors are a little off in the below photo, because this photo was taken at night, not during the day in natural sunlight.
Thanks for stopping by! Please come play along with the rest of the Bombshell Babes over at the Bombshell Stamps blog!

- Kim