Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Happy Turtle Bday

Today is my last day with Hambo Stamps (for now...hoping they will let me back in the pig pen another time!).  It has been a quick and fun 4 months working with Hambo's awesome images! So thank you to Monica, the owner of Hambo Stamps, for entrusting me to represent your stamp company!  I thoroughly enjoyed it!

In other sad news, this is our last week in our current house...oh wait that means we will be in the new house soon, so I should be partying.  If only I could find room among all of these boxes!

So to help me celebrate the new house, the adorable turtle is bringing me a house-warming present.  I know the card says Happy Bday, but oh well!!  I colored the image directly with markers...think it is a cool look with line images...although it can get tricky trying to figure out what line should be what color!

Off I go to find my children in the boxes so I can put them to bed!  Thanks for checking out my kind of engineering!

The Engineering Details
Stamps - Turtle Present (Hambo Stamps); Paper - Wild Wasabi, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White (SU!); Ink - Wild Wasabi, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Pumpkin Pie (SU!); Accessories - Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Photo Corner Punch (SU!), Signo white gel pen, Cuttlebug Birthday Wishes Die (Provo), paper piercer, dimensionals

Friday, January 27, 2012

"Green Eggs and"...Hambo Blog Hop

Welcome to the “Green Eggs and….Hambo!” Blog Hop sponsored by Hambo Stamps! The Bacon Bits are here to help you start your New Year’s reading list off right with a little book title laughter and fun.  If you arrived here from Jen N’s blog, you are in the right place. If not, you will want to start back at the beginning at the Hambo blog – TALK TO THE HAM.  We don’t want you to miss anything!

My book may not be on your reading list, but more on your kids reading list.  Let's see if you can guess it from this: "Today your are you!  That is truer than true!  There is no one alive who is you-er than you!...I am what I am!  That's a great thing to be!  If I say so myself, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!".  So do you got it?  "Happy Birthday to You" by Dr. Seuss is my chosen book and I thought that Bear and Rabbit should be hear to help get the party started...they even brought presents!!  My card uses an old Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #219 for my layout.  The Bear and Rabbit image were stamped on watercolor paper and watercolored with an aquabrush.  

A little surprise is hiding on one of the blogs today, so be sure to leave some comment love as you “hoof it” around the hop. One lucky commenter on the mystery hop spot will be in hog heaven and win a prize from Hambo Stamps!

We love comments anytime, but the deadline for prize entries is Tuesday, January 31 at 5 PM CST. Our current team will be retiring that day, and we will be welcoming a new Design Team AND celebrating the Hambo Hoedown’s ONE YEAR BIRTHDAY on February 1st. Blog Hop winners will be announced at the Hoedown on the 1st.

Next up on the hop is Libby.  You will love what she has to show you today!  Below is the Blog Hop List in case you get lost.  Thanks for checking out my kind of engineering!

The Engineering Details
Stamps - Bear and Rabbit, Get This Party Started Sentiment (Hambo Stamps); Paper - Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake (SU!), Green at Heart Paper Pad (Basic Grey), watercolor paper; Ink - Brilliance Graphite Black, Momento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry (SU!); Accessories - Circles, Labels 14 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Pink Rhinsteones (Bazzill Basics), aquabrush, dimensionals

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Don't Waste a Mime

Seriously, I want to just fast forward a couple of weeks at the least so I don't have to actually experience this move!  Everyone keeps asking me how the packing is going and I honestly cannot tell.  There are boxes everywhere, but rooms that I have not touched (like the kids rooms which I am saving till last).  This is the week for kitchen stuff and kid stuff, so maybe after that I will feel like I am doing better.  Ugh!  

Breaking from my packing routine, I thought I would share a fun card using one of my favorite Hambo Stamps, the Mime!  He just cracks me up!  Then the sentiment to go with it, is just perfect!  The layout is from an old Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #214.  The sparkly black paper is from the Incandescent line at Paper Temptress.  

Alright I have stopped packing long enough...off I go again...then again I am actually kind of tired...maybe it is just bedtime.  Either way, thanks for checking out my kind of engineering!

The Engineering Details
Stamps - Mime, Thing to Waste Sentiment (Hambo Stamps); Paper - Yoyo Yellow (SU!), Nero Incandescent (Paper Temptress), watercolor paper; Ink - Yoyo Yellow, Whisper White Craft (SU!), Brilliance Graphite Black, Momento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Accessories - white and black embossing powder, Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Photo Corner Punch (SU!), Sparkle Black Dots (Imaginensce), aquabrush, dimensionals

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Don't Let the Dog Eat Your Homework

We finally got some snow this winter!  Normally we would have had lots of snow by now, but so far this winter we have had very little.  It will be gone tomorrow though as it is suppose to rain...such a weird winter!  Anyway, the kids, my husband, and I took advantage of a free day (yeah we are suppose to be packing, but oh well!) in which their was snow and went sledding...and snow angels...and snowball fights.  It was a blast!

Did you all check out the Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge Blog??  Hambo is the sponsor right now and we are showing off the new Bailey Digi, which just so happens to be based on a real puppy named Bailey.  So make sure you join in!!

I made this card school related as part of a submission to Paper Crafts.  No luck this time, but I still thought it was cute!  

The inside of the card ties the notebook paper to the paper pieced dog.  I wish I liked my handwriting...I tried so many times to write this on the notebook paper on the front, but hated my handwriting each time!  Oh well!

Well now I really am off to pack some more boxes.  Less than 2 weeks left in our current house!  Eeek!  Thanks for checking out my kind of engineering!

The Engineering Details
Stamps - Bailey Digi (Hambo Stamps); Paper - Not Quite Navy, Riding Hood Red, Crumb Cake (SU!), Basics White Paper Pad (Basic Grey); Ink - None; Accessories - Alphabet Border Punch (Martha Stewart), Black and white twine (Unknown), Binding Edge Punch (EK Success), dimensionals

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sending a Smile

So I am joining in on the Hambo Hoedown this week.  Love me some Hoedown once in awhile! Just saying it make me feel like square dancing!  This week is a special week...Hambo Hoedown is in honor of Send a Smile 4 Kids which is a fabulous group that collects handmade cards to be used at Children's Hospitals to try and cheer up the patients.  

The challenge for Hambo Hoedown #49 is "Anything Goes"...can't be any easier than that!  And if you participated last week and sent a pic of your card, you got the adorable Bailey Digi (shown on my card).  The little bailey dog is so sweet and is sure to brighten anyone's day!  If you didn't participate, you can still purchase the Bailey digi at the Hambo Store.  

I used the latest Sketch for You to Try for January for my layout.  I printed bailey out on watercolor paper and watercolored him/her from there.  With trying to get a bunch of cards done before I pack up my craft area, I kept the design very simple...but I kind of like it too!

Anyway, please join in on the Hoedown and check out the Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge Blog...they will have a new challenge on January 21 that is sponsored by Hambo Stamps.  So get to it and help Send a Smile to someone that needs it!

Thanks for checking out my kind of enginnering!

The Engineering Details
Stamps - Bailey Digi (Hambo Stamps); Paper - Real Red, Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip (SU!), watercolor paper, heart pattern paper (unknown); Ink - Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Old Olive (SU!); Accessories - Red Rhinestones (Me & My Big Ideas), Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), dimensionals, aquabrush

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Be Mime

Wow where have I been...it is already mid-January!  Oh yeah...I have been under boxes, boxes, and more boxes.  See, my husband and I are buying a new house (close at the end of the month), so we are packing, packing, fixing, and more packing.  It amazes me how much stuff we have collected over the years.  Maybe it is not a lot until you have to pack it all up!  Ugh! Anyway, that is the main reason for my absence.  This is my last month with Hambo Stamps, so I have a slew to show you before the months ends...hopefully I get them all in!

First up is one of the stamps that I wanted since joining the Hambo Stamps team...the Mime.  The Mime by himself is great, but pair him with the sentiments and he is simply awesome!  For this card I used the SCS Inspiration Challenge #318 which showed a loopy frame with hearts in the corner.  Ok so I went with very direct inspiration!  

A couple of wonderful Hambo Stamps notes:  there is a call out for the next Design Team...but you have to hurry cuz it ends tomorrow!  You can find out all of the details HERE.  Also (ending tomorrow) is the sign-up for the "Green Eggs and...Hambo" Design Team and Customer Blog Hop which will take place on January 27.  Check out the info for that HERE.  I hope you will join along as it should be a great time!

Now off to go pack some more...oh wait I actually still have to still keep doing laundry and ironing too while we are packing.  Have I ever said how much I love said with much sarcasm) moving?!  Thanks for checking out my kind of engineering!

The Engineering Details
Stamps - Mime, Be Mime Sentiment (Hambo Stamps); Paper - Going Gray, Real Red, Basic Black (SU!), watercolor paper; Ink - Brilliance Graphite Black, Momento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Real Red (SU!); Accessories - Apron Border Die (The Cat's Pajamas), aquabrush, dimensionals
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