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Wednesday, February 1, 2012



Cake by Lynette
Happy One Year Birthday to our challenge! THANK YOU for helping to make it a success and so much fun! We have lots in store for you today, so be sure to read all the fine print, so you don't miss out on the party celebrating! And we are celebrating in style today with a special cake and a special image just for you!

Introducing BAILEY CUPCAKE, the second image in the Bailey Digital line:
This image is not available FREE unless you played in last week's challenge.
Buy it HERE!
Our challenge this week is to make a BIRTHDAY PROJECT using Bailey Cupcake!

And of course we will need to see how the real Bailey is doing. The pictures we showed you two weeks ago were taken in December and he has grown a lot! Keep reading!

We formally introduced our NEW DESIGN TEAM (aka Bacon Bits) all last weekend at Talk to the Ham, and today you get to have a peek at their amazing art! All of their blogs are listed in the left sidebar, as well as linked to their names under their creations for this week. Be sure to visit them and show them some Hoedown love! Take a look at the FABULOUS work they did this week:
Deborah (outside)
Deborah (inside)
Aren't they just spectacular?! They will have some wonderful close-ups on their blogs too, so be sure to have a visit there as well~! 

Everyone that followed last week's CASED challengelinked to the Hoedown blog post and emailed us a photo of their card by the DEADLINE (hambodesignteam@gmail.com) received this week's image FREE! So check your mailboxes! Images are sent by Wednesday mornings at 7 AM.

Remember that you don't have to use Bailey Cupcake. BUT we do require HAMBO images only --- and you can use ANY of those for our challenge this week! We have a wonderful line of rubber images, as well as digis and we like seeing those too!

And for MORE PARTY FUN: Party Participants will receive next week's image FREE in their mailboxes, PLUS those that use Bailey Cupcake will receive an EXTRA GOODY BAG with your choice of any digi in the Hambo Digital Store FREE. SO TWO IMAGES to celebrate!! Remember, you can use any Hambo image for our birthday challenge that you like, but to receive TWO IMAGES next week, you must use BAILEY CUPCAKE!

AND THAT'S NOT ALL!  On Friday at Talk to the Ham, there will be an incredible three-day SALE you won't want to miss. I mean, who would pass up the opportunity to get YOUR ENTIRE ORDER FREE???!!! Check it out!

Our Queen of the Hoedown for last week is  3. Catherine M. ! Congratulations, Catherine! Grab the winner's button for your blog, and be sure to email Monica at info@hambostamps.com with your choice of any digi image from the store here.

Best in Show goes to 6. Laura W ! We loved her clean layout and how she made her cased card her own with some minor changes. Grab the trophy, Laura, for all to see!

Sherry's Anne of Green Gables won our participant's prize, and Cari {http://luvmyk9.blogspot.com/} won our random hopper prize! Please email Monica at info@hambostamps.com and tell her you are a winner!

And now, to complete the birthday celebration, here is a picture taken of Bailey just last week! Isn't he getting all grown up?? Three months old and still growing for awhile!

***Projects must be uploaded AND pictures emailed by 
MONDAY, February 6, at 10:00 PM CST 
to be eligible for the next free digi image.***

Have some cake!


Karin said...

Happy Birthday to the Hoedown! What a great line up of cards with an adorable new Bailey! The real one takes the cake though, he's just soooo cute!

Judy Rozema said...

Such wonderful DT samples!! So excited that Hambo is celebrating one year of challenges -- and I am happy to be a part of such a great company! BAILEY, come home with me!!

Laura said...

Wowzers, the DT cards are awesome! Happy Birthday Hambo and thank you for the 'best n show' award :) By the way, we had a 'Bailey' and judging by those paws of your Bailey he is going to be one BIG puppy! Enjoy him :)

Sandy Trefger said...

Happy, happy birthday Hambo challenges!!! And wow! Bailey really has grown but still so adorable! And congratulations to the blog hop winners! All the projects were awesome and the book selections so much fun! The new DT is fabulous! Love all their cards.

Pat said...

Happy Birthday, Hambo Challenge Blog! Hope you have a pig-squealin' good time. The Bacon Bits' cards are awesome. I'm going to be hog-tied to come up with a great birthday card this week!

Ann said...

Happy bday, Hambo Challenge! ;-)

Anne said...

Happy Birthday.. Bailey is so adorable.. Thanks for the inspirations from the DT and what a great birthday prize -- 2 images just for using baileys birthday digi.. thank you..

Deborah Anton said...

Happy birthday to the Hoedown! So happy to be part of this wonderful team and being able to share in the celebration!

Deborah Anton said...

Happy birthday to the Hoedown! So happy to be part of this wonderful team and being able to share in the celebration!

Unknown said...

I love all the DT samples! Great work teamies!
Appyhay Irthdaybay Hambo Hoedown!


Beverly said...

Totally awesome cards!

Sherry Hickey said...

Wow! The new Bacon Bits gals are off to a fabulous start with these amazing cards! Happy Birthday to the Hoedown!! What a sweet photo of Bailey.

Unknown said...

Happy birthday Hambo Hoedown.
Thank you for "the queen of the Hambo".
Your cards are beautiful. I love lots.

Sherry Hickey said...

P.S. That's an awesome birthday cake!!

Lucianna Dilsaver said...

Happy Birthday!! Thanks for the adorable image, great work DT :)

CraftyGirl said...

Happy Birthday!! I just had to use both Bailey images on my card since they are so cute. I agree with Sherry, that is an awesome cake.

Anonymous said...

Ack!! I missed it!!! Here's the link to my card, just in case....http://landofstamping.wordpress.com/2012/02/06/hambo-hoedown-celebration/