What is a pig's scariest movie?
Hamityville Horror

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Have a Grape Day!!

Today’s card is a fun, kid friendly card using one of Hambo Stamps many fruit kids images. I think that this is going to be fun for a special little guy that I am behind on my correspondence to. What do you think? Isn't he cute!
Hambo Grape Kids
Card Recipe:
  • Image: Grapes Kid
  • Paper: White cardstock (PTI), The Cherry Limeade Stack (DCWV), Black cardstock (Recollections)
  • Ink: Copics – W3, W5, C1, C3, C5, C7, B21, B23, B24, BG13, BG15, BG18, V12, V15, V17, YG61, YG63, YG67, E00, E02 ,E21
  • Other: Circle Dies (Spellbinders), Basic Backdrop die and Polka dot Backdrop die (AJVD), ribbon and twine
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Hambo Easter! ~

To You and Yours ~ Near and Far ~ 
A Very, Very Happy Easter to all of you!!
  Enjoy the day, and don't eat too many jelly beans!!

Digital Image & Sentiment - Hambo Stamps-Bunny Parade
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - Colorbok/Light Bright 6x6
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, oval/scallop oval punch, burlap string, a button, edge distresser, foam tape, and white glue.

Hambo Stamps Design Team

Thursday, April 17, 2014

An Easter Bonnet Full of Fun!

I can't remember the last time I actually wore a bonnet or a pretty hat for that matter, but I believe it probably would have been one that my Mom got me for Easter when I was young.  My Sister and I always had matching ones, and they were white.  We'd love to hear your Easter Bonnet story too!

This party chick sure is ready to have some fun, isn't she?  The little rabbit on top is just the crowning touch I think!

It's Thursday, but if you're a working gal like me, and you're lucky enough to have Friday off, then it's really Friday....yippee!!

Hambo Stamps Design Team

Digital Image - Hambo Stamps-Easter Bonnet
Digital Sentiment - Create with TLC
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP -  American Crafts/Dear Lizzy
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, pastel pencils, embossing folder, edge distresser, burlap string, a button, foam tape, and white glue.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

"Ham & BACON" Blog Hop Winners!!

We had so much fun "screening" some of our favorite Kevin Bacon movies in our "Ham & BACON" blog hop, and we hope that you did as well. All of our blog hop projects are still available to see if you missed them: just follows the links from THIS blog post, and they will take you directly to each specific hop post along the way. How many of the depicted Kevin Bacon movies have you seen?

As promised, we have some winners to announce. First up is the $15 Hambo digi shopping spree, awarded to a random hopper who left a comment at each blog along the way. That award goes to ... Dawn Barrett!! Congratulations Dawn! Just email me the list of digi images you'd like to have.

Our second prize is for the "Best in Show" creation -- awarded to the non DT participant who made our favorite project, as voted on by the Bacon Bits. The winner of this hop's $20 Hambo site-wide shopping spree is .... Paula Riley .... for her clever depiction of  "Tremors." I think we all loved the side-step card featuring the rattlesnake & cacti. Congratulations Paula! Please email me your list of the $20 worth of product from our store that you'd like.

Thanks to everyone who hopped with us, and left comments along the way, and especially to those who joined us in making BACON-inspired projects! We hope you'll join us again for our next themed hop.

Have a great holiday weekend!

Friday, April 11, 2014

"Ham & BACON" Blog Hop!!

Hello, and welcome to Hambo's "Ham & BACON" blog hop!! Our Bacon Bits, along with some awesome Hambo friends, are hosting our own special "film festival" where we are screening movie-themed projects based on the works of a pig's favorite actor.... Kevin BACON!!

Kevin has proven to be both a prolific and versatile actor, as the films featured in this hop should indicate. I'm sure you'll see some favorite movies of his, along with some you might have forgotten about.

As usual with our hops, there are prizes to be won: a $15 shopping spree in our digi store will be awarded to a randomly-drawn movie-goer who leaves a comment at each of the blog stops along the way, and a $20 Hambo site-wide shopping spree will go to the creator of the project voted "Best in Show" by our Bacon Bits. Though we appreciate comments any time, the deadline for prize consideration comments is Monday, April 14 at 10:00 PM EDT. We'll reveal the winners here on the Hoedown blog, on Wednesday, April 16 ... so don't forget to check back!

Kicking things off, our first movie dates back to 1991:

He Said, She Said

Movie synopsis: Womanizing, right-wing Dan Hanson and quiet, liberal Lorie Bryer work for the Baltimore Sun. Rivals for the job of new writer of a vacant column, the paper ends up instead printing their very different opinions alongside each other, which leads to a similarly combative local TV show. At the same time their initial indifference to each other looks like it may evolve into something more romantic. If only they can agree. (written by Jeremy Perkins)

Think "Siskel & Ebert" -- only with a bit more sexual tension! LOL

Kevin Bacon & Elizabeth Perkins co-star in this unique romantic comedy -- unique in that it tells the same story, but from two different perspectives. Isn't it funny how men & women can view the exact same thing in completely different ways? Click here for the full movie trailer: He Said, She Said

Because it seems that Dan & Lorie are always fighting in the movie, I thought the Grumpy Boy & Grumpy Girl digi images would be perfect, and I chose a card layout that symbolizes their opposition. Do you think they will find a happy place to meet in the middle? You'll have to watch the movie to find out!

And now the curtain is about to rise on our next BACON film, so you'll have to move fast if you're stopping at the concession stand first. Juliana's film is next, but if you get lost, our ushers can direct you to the correct screen:

Hambo Hoedown (<--- You are here)

Juliana Swanson

Lisa Cassidy

Libby Hickson

Jane Elizabeth France

Paula Riley

Jeannie Thomas

Lyn Tomlin

But a quick question before you move on: Do you think Kevin is more handsome with short hair or long?


Let me know in the comments section. Then off to Juliana's screening you go....

Happy Hopping!


Monday, April 7, 2014

Not sure why, but today's image from Hambo, called "Bird Hero", has been calling to me for some time. I finally answered the call and it was a fun one to color! Don't you LOVE him!Hambo Bird Hero
Today's card combines this little guy with this week's sketch challenge at Splitcoast Stamper's Challenge (SC482). I decided to pull some of my stars and stripes papers from my stash for this one and I am pretty happy with the result.
SC482Card recipe:
  • Image - "Bird Hero" digi image by Hambo Stamps
  • Paper - I am not sure what brand these DP are from - it is from my old scrapbook stash; White cardstock base (PTI)
  • Ink - Copcis R20, R22, R24, R27, B32, B34, B39, Y32, Y35, Y38
  • Other - Circle and Inverted Scallop Circle Dies (Spellbinders), Basic Backdrop and Polka Drop Backdrop Dies (AJVD), Star Buttons, Red Twine


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Otter Love You

How could you not feel loved by this critter!?!

The "Animal Heart" digi from Hambo Stamps is just sooo cute... and comes with three sweet sentiments!
I think this guy is a cutie!

Speaking of cuties!  Kevin Bacon is a cutie! ;)
We, the Bacon Bits and select Hambo Fans, are having a blog hop, April 11th celebrating the screen accomplishments of Kevin Bacon!

I sure hope you can join us!

~Bacon Bit Juliana

Card Details:Image: Animal Heart by Hambo Stamps;Paper: designer paper by Pebbles Inc.; Kraft and white cardstock;Coloring Medium: Copic and Shinhan Markers;Accessories: Heart and corner rounder punches; foam tape;