Hola! I have lots crazy cool info to share with you today! Let's start with this month's Blog Hop theme, which was set by our lovely and talented Blog Hop Captain, Kas. She couldn't have made it any easier for us this month. The theme was basically anything that is Halloween or Day of the Dead! How fabulous is that!
This hop starts at the new Bombshell Stamps Blog...ha...did you catch that? I sort of snuck it in there? Yep, you heard that right...Bombshell Stamps has a brand spanking new blog, so start there and just follow the hop list from blog to blog to see all of the uber amazing creations by the design team and some talented loyal Bombshell stamping sistahs! This hop is sure to be one of the most fabulous...EVER!
Now that I've dropped that blog bomb on you, let me tell you about my card. I went with a Day of the Dead / Dia de los Muertos theme. I have this wonderful group of stampin' buddies that frequently attend my classes and they invited me to a baby shower that took place this past Saturday. Guess what the theme of the shower was? Dia de los Muertos! Now, before you get put off by the concept of combining this theme with a baby shower, let me explain a little about the holiday. This is not a depressing holiday, it is a joyous celebration. The Mexican people use this time to welcome loved ones who have passed on, back home to spend a day with their families. They do this by decorating gorgeous sugar skulls, eating delicious foods, and maybe throwing in a shot or two of tequila for good measure ;D The imagery is bright and festive and the mood is happy and joyous, for not only are they honoring their loved ones who have passed, but they are also celebrating life! So when I was told this baby shower had a Dia de los Muertos theme, I thought it was pure genius, for there is certainly not a more perfect way to welcome a new soul into the world :)
Therefore, I had to make a Dia de los Muertos new baby card and what a pleasure it was. I used 2 Bombshell Stamp sets...the Calaveras Fiestas set and the Banner Sayings set. The Banner Sayings set is brand new and I can tell it is going to be a frequent "go-to" set for me. I have to tell you, I LOVED making this card. I even added a little lace skirt to the skeleton I designated as the girl. What a happy couple they are ;D
Okay, before I send you off to your next blog stop, let me share with you what the prize is this month. It is not just one, but two Bombshell Stamps sets, which you can see pictured below! I know...that's just crazy! Hit all the blogs on this hop and leave a comment on each one to increase your chances of randomly being selected as this month's winner. There are other ways to win as well, so swing by the new Bombshell Stamps Blog and see what they are.
Now, it's time to get your hop on! Your next stop is Kelli's fabulous blog and I am certain she has something spectacular to share with you! Now off you go ;D