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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Got Your Dancing Shoes On? It's Time to HOEDOWN!


TODAY is the debut of  the Hambo Hoedown. Got your dancing shoes on? The Bacon Bits (AKA Hambo Design Team) are rarin' to go and strut their stuff for our KICKOFF Challenge Day!

What's in it for you?  Tons of inspiration, laughs, and of course an amazing free digital image from none other than Timbo himself! Stick with us and read on to the end........

The way the challenge will work is this: 
Starting TODAY, we're going to give EVERYONE a free digi image (see below). There will be a theme for the challenge, and you can either use the free digi image we give you, or any other Hambo stamps to make a card that fits the challenge theme. The challenge will run for six days (Wednesday thru Monday). At the end of the week, one winner will be chosen from a random drawing of all the participants, and that person will win his/her pick of a free digi image from our digital store.

But wait - there's more! EVERY person who played in the challenge will be emailed another new digi image, which can be used for the week 2 challenge. The image will be offered free to all who participated the previous week, and then put on the website for sale once the free ones are distributed. Again, you'll be able to use that new image for the week 2 challenge, OR you can use any other Hambo stamp (rubber or digital).

This cycle will continue each week, so as long as you continue to participate in the challenges, the more free digis you'll rack up. If you miss a week, you can either purchase that week's digi image to get back into the loop, or you can work with another Hambo stamp, as long as you are loyal to that week's theme.

The challenges will change weekly, so one week might be a "theme" (i.e. "wildlife), one week might be a color combination, or a sketch, or have an embellishment requirement, etc. so there should be something to interest everyone at some point.

AND, there will also be extra prizes and incentives thrown in from time to time. For example, one week we might offer a sales code that will ONLY be publicized on the challenge blog, so if you don't drop by the challenge that week, you'll miss it.

So let's get to it! Did you figure it out from our Sneak Peek last Friday?
This week's theme is FOOTBALL! We love football and have a GREAT Super Bowl sale coming this weekend at Hambo Stamps, and of course, the Super Bowl itself on Sunday (Are you a Packers fan or a Steelers fan?). To celebrate, use the Football Girl digi below and make a football-themed card or project! To inspire you, the Bacon Bits have made some awesome cards to share! Check them out!
Christy Lindeman

Hannah Clark

Joy Stagg

Karin Martin
Melissa Edwards

Silke Kittmann


"Football Girl" - digi image by Hambo Stamps:
This image is no longer a FREEBIE. You can, however, purchase it at Hambo Stamps!


While you're here, you can sign up to "follow" the blog over on the left sidebar. This will help you ensure you don't miss any of the challenge fun that we have planned. Grab the Hoedown Challenge Button too!

Please link your football-themed cards using the inlinkz button below.  If you are uploading to an online gallery, use HamboHoedown1 as your keyword. That way we can find your cards! After you have linked your card here, please email a picture of it to hambodesignteam@gmail.com so that we can get the image for Week 2 to you! 

****Cards must be uploaded by Tuesday, February 8, at 10:00 PM CST to be eligible for Week 2's free digi image.****

Questions about the challenge? Email us at hambodesignteam@gmail.com.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your dancin' shoes, and I'll get my fiddle, we'll go whole hog and get this thing on its way! 

Oh - one more quick thing! Come back on FRIDAY to see an exciting announcement (Announcements are listed first in the sidebar)!!

34 comments:

Monica Hunter said...

Woohoo - we're off and running!! I'm so excited about this new challenge, and I hope it proves to be a lot of fun for everyone! :)

Angi Rankin said...

Really cute images! Looks like a fun challenge!

Cathy said...

Your images are really cute.
Can't wait to play the challenge

Holly aka Toy said...

Oh my word. These are all precious. I am going to make my hubby a card (we are HUGE STEELER fans). Now I just need to come up with a snappy sentiment! Woot! HUGS!

Beth M said...

Yeah, let the challenges begin and what a great start. Huge Packer fans at our house so this will be a fun challenge.

stamps&cars said...

Darling image! Off to create.

Jacki Randolph said...

Oh what a perfect image for a fun-tastic challenge!!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Super cute image! I'm gonna love these challenges.

Libby Hickson said...

All of the DT samples are wonderful!!! Yay, great kickoff! :-)

Jenn Zeeb said...

I have been waiting for this challenge to start since you announced it. Thanks, what a great image.

Jacki Marie said...

"It's been far far to long since I've colored, dah-ling..." I guess I'll be coloring and linking today. All the Bacon Bits' cards are wonderful and inspiring! BRB.

Southern Charms said...

Awesome site! Love all the beautiful cards your team made. Asela

Robin said...

what an adorable image!
the examples are awesome

Georgia Ehrmann said...

super cute image! Thank you! All of the creations by your DT are amazing!!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Darling image-Thank You! I love the DT cards- WOW!

Seongsook Duncan said...

Thanks for the great image and inspiring sample cards.

weva said...

Thank you!!

Elaine L. said...

Thanks for the image! I'll try to get one down this weekend.

Joan V said...

Oh, what a cute image. Ok, I'm on for this one. See you soon. Thanks

scripperscrapper said...

Adorable image!! Thank you.
~Lisa a.k.a. ScripperScrapper

Jacki Marie said...

I colored it, now to find my stuff so that I can turn it into a card...

GrammaR said...

Thank you for the image. I'm not a pro football fan but always watch the game. Both teams have Oregon State players, so it is going to be tough to choose.

Connie Jo said...

this is just adorable. thank you for your generosity!!!

ms Joyce said...

Challenge nah .. son-in-law will love me forever when "I" send him a Packers card. TFS

Min said...

Fabulous Bacon Bits creations! What an awesome on-going challenge!!
Hugs & Happy Days!
~Min

grandmalee said...

Love it...now I need to use it! Thanks! Your DT makes us "squeal" with delight!

Libby Hickson said...

Ok, since I didn't make my card with the rest of the Bacon Bits, I went ahead and linked 'er up! Loved playing with this adorable image!!

Joan V said...

Wow, this is my very first challenge entry. I hope I did everything right. Thanks so much for the fun image of the football girl and bear.

Mel said...

Thank you so much for the cute image. Cannot wait to see the next challenge.

Mary G. said...

What a fun challenge!! Love the image!!

La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for the image! It was a real challenge for me, I know nothing about football but it was such fun!

Kecia said...

So much fun! Thanks for a great challenge, and the adorable freebie!

stamps&cars said...

Monica......after my statement to you, I think you'll understand my card!! Everyone else will have to read the blog post! ann C ;-)

Monica Hunter said...

Love it Ann! :)