Monday, April 5, 2010

I'm the April Pin Up for Bombshell Stamps!


Good Morning! As you may recall, in March I announced that I was selected as the guest designer for Bombshell Stamps for the month of April. Well, guess what! It's April!! And I have officially begun my term as this month's pin up ;D You might ask, "...but Cheryl, what does that mean?" It means that for the month of April, I get to play with the Bombshell Design Team to create some fun Bombshell projects and I also get to play hostess for the April Challenge. Here's what I came up with:

This month's challenge is called "Baby Got Back" and I am not referring to the Sir Mix-A-Lot song...LOL! Instead, I'm referring to handmade "back"grounds!

I decided to pick a challenge that would be difficult for me (guess that's why they call it a "challenge"...heehee), so for the month of April I am going to forego the use of patterned scrapbooking papers in my Bombshell projects and "challenge" you to do the same. Anyone that takes even a quick peek at my cards will see this is going to test my limits of sanity as I have a crazy addiction for those scrumptious, glitzy, gorgeous, preprinted papers...oh sheesh, am I drooling?! BUT, instead of succumbing, I'm going to make my own using bombshell images! Each Bombshell stamp set comes with a number of complimentary images that tie perfectly to the main image. These accessory stamps are perfect for creating backgrounds!


This challenge is open to everybody! Here are the details:

"BABY GOT BACK" CONTEST GUIDELINES: (CONTEST ENDS APR. 30, 2010)
The creation can be a card, layout or altered item, but must:

1. use a Bombshell Stamp somewhere
2. incorporate a handmade background using bombshell stamps (no preprinted patterned papers)
3. post a photo of your creation in the Bombshell Forum under this thread.

I'll be back tomorrow with a sample. As mentioned previously, the challenge is open to everyone, so get those Bombshell images inky and let's see what we can come up with!

Before I close this post, I want to give a shout out to the wonderfully talented Bombshell Design Team. Swing by their blogs and show them some love ;D

Kathi Rerek - DT Captain
Nicole Maki - DT Publisher
Glittery Katie - Technique Expert
Terra Serrano - Clothing Design
Kas Mello - Blog Hop Captain
Mary Giffiths - Bombshell Girl
Stephanie Jones - Bombshell Girl
Erika Taylor - Bombshell Girl

And while you're out and about in Blog Land, stop by and say "hello" to the monthly Pin Ups. Another group of awesomely talented gals:

Patricia Stigsell - Ms. March
Cheryl Valadez - Ms. April (hey! that's me!)
Katja Andersson - Ms. May
Kelli Green - Ms. June
Alison Heikkila - Ms. July
Rose Manchester - Ms. August

See you tomorrow with a Bombshell card ;D

5 comments:

  1. How exciting! This is going to be a fun month, for sure! Can't wait to see your wonderful, creative work!
    Hugs,Mom

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  2. So I popped in to say,

    'CONGRATS!!!!! WE'RE SO EXCITED TO HAVE YOU JOIN US!!!!!'

    and then I saw the comment from your mom...in which case, I need to add an

    'awwwwwwww - that's so sweet & I'm a little envious! my mommy doesn't visit my blog.'

    I {heart} you & am truly happy you made the team!!!!!

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  3. I have an award for you on my blog!

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  4. Way to go, Miss April! Have tons of fun...looking forward to seeing your awesome creations!

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  5. I'm so stoked to see what you do this month. I'm totally sure that I'll love whatever it is since you're wicked talented!

    Congrats!!!

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