Monday, April 4, 2011

It's a Bombshell Sort of Day

Hello!  I hope your weekend was great!  Ours was super busy, but so fabulous.  Saturday morning I treated myself to a pedicure, which I desperately needed.  I was surprised that they didn't pull out a belt sander to work on my feet, but they were very kind and managed to make me look human again with only the normal pedi implements ;D  I feel like a new woman.  

That evening, Kirk and I attended a party that my buddy Chris threw in my honor for my birthday.  Actually, I had to share the honor with our friend Alex who also had a birthday earlier in the month.  I'm not really very good at sharing, but I let him bask in my limelight a wee bit out of!  What a sweet gal I am ;D

Sunday, Kirk and I spent most of the day at the Disc-It video shoot.  Kirk was asked by the owner of the Disc-It company, here in Albuquerque, to shoot 2 cooking segments to promote the Disc-It.  For those of you who are not familiar with the Disc-It, it is sort of like a round grill that uses propane, but instead of a grate to cook on, it actually has a large, round, wok-like cast iron pan.  Anything that can be prepared on a grill or a stove top can be prepared on a Disc-It.  I'll post the videos when they air, but for now, here's a couple of behind the scenes shots.

Kirk used his special BBQ Rub to season lambchops for one segment and then roasted shrimp using the same seasoning in the second segment.  The photo above shows Kirk grilling up the remainder of the lambchops for some very hungry and impatient audience of them being!  Kirk's spice company is Albukirky Seasonings and you can find his amazing BBQ Rub in his shop.  Check out his blog for grilling tips and tricks.  

Before I get any more off topic than I already am, let me tell you about my card.  I used a fabulous Bombshell Stamps set called Rose's Portrait.  I just received this in the mail a couple of days ago and could not wait to get her inky.  I colored her with Copics using E13, E11, E00, and E000 to achieve a bit of a Latin skin tone.  Everything else is pretty much standard fair, but I did add a crackle stamp to my sentiment and then coat it liberally with dimensional lacquer to make it really shiny.  It might not be very noticeable in the photos, but in real like it looks very cool.  If you have not checked out Bombshell Stamps, you must do so right this very minute! I'm not kidding! Their images are edgy and retro, lots of bombshells (of course!), hot rods, motorcycles, and Dia de los Muertos (my favorite!).  Such a unique and fabulous selection. 

I'm sure I'll see you soon with something new!  Until then, stay crafty!


  1. Absolutely, positively gorgeous card. Your coloring is wonderful (as always) and your design is great. I really love that skull embellishment!

  2. Hey there!!

    Another awesome creation!!

    That dotty paper would have to be my favourite in your stash.

    You have totally rocked this amazing image with your outstanding colouring.


  3. I am shocked by the beauty of this card, and stamp.

  4. Great work for Card Cupids, thanks!!

    Sweet greetings, Saskia
    (guest designer)

  5. Totally awesome Cheryl!!
    (as always!)
    How did you get the beuatiful crackled effect on the sentiment?

  6. hi sheryl your image looks like a spanisch ladie also your card.
    it's looks very pretty.
    love the colors and coloring.

    greetings karin

  7. What a gorgeous card.


  8. I never get tired o looking at your work. There is always so much to look at. And every creation is a work of art. I so love love that teeny skull! Sounds like you had a fun weekend. Would you believe I've never had a pedicure?

  9. Beautiful, love the bright red, perfect choice and your elements all work together gorgeous!

    :) Lori m

  10. Cheryl, your work always amazes me!! Rose has never looked more beautiful!!!

  11. Amazing card Cheryl!!! Your coloring is always fabulous! :D

  12. She is one beautiful image! Love the card and your composition! That Kirk is a cutie too, cooking up those delicious lamb chops!
    Hugs, Mom

  13. This is fantastic Cheryl, wow I love your colouring, its beautiful and the food Kirk is cooking look so yummy xxx

  14. Love the tattoo feel of this one. Great colors (and coloring too of course). So elegant.

  15. Yet another fabulous card. You just rock.

    BTW Happy Birthday.

  16. Gorgeous Cheryl! You really did an outstanding job coloring this one! Fantastic black hair and I love the design Girlfriend! Our tastes are so much alike! LOL!
    Big Hugs!

  17. Hi Cheryl wow what a stunning card so vibrant, love the colour choice. And your hubbys cooking looks very yummy. with hugs Shirleyxxx

  18. I love it when your blog comes up on my screen and I exclaim ohhh! Another fabulous creation! :)

  19. Great Card - love those flowers - and the skull is a great embellishment. Thanks for playing along at Card Cupids.
    Hugs. Jacqueline

  20. Such a cool card.

    Thank you for joining us at IDIC this week.

    Hugs Gurkiss

  21. wow what a work of art, that image is amazing and its stunning how you have coloured it and done the layout xx am new to this blogging lark am away to have a look at the rest of your blog xx

  22. lovely to read what you have been up to, and the cooking looks and sounds so yummy.

    your card is just outstanding and i had to show hubby all around your blog last night as we both just loved seeing your colouring and style

    Hugs your team mate, Sarah xx


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