Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Blog Hoppin' with the Bombshells

Today I am blog hopping with the Bombshells. Our very clever Blog Hop Captain, Kasmello, issued the following challenge:
Pretty In Pink – use pink, pastel, or spring inspired projects.
Doesn’t sound like your “cup of tea” How about an 80’s inspired project…
A lot of different ways that this can be taken…it’s up to you to do your magic.

I love the movie "Pretty in Pink" because I am a product of the 80's, however, for this challenge, I opted to go for color instead. I am not into pink, so why I decided to go this route, I have no earthly idea. This card started out as something else entirely. At 11:00pm I had colored up a Sugar Skull and was trying to situate him on the card, but I just wasn't feeling it. I sat and fiddled with that sugar skull image a good 45 minutes, before throwing in the proverbial ink covered towel. I just knew there had to be something else that would make this card work. After a little shuffling through my Bombshell Stamps I happened upon this image in the Till Death set. I have always loved this image and knew right away that this was the right one for this project. I forgot to mention that I had already securely mounted my sugar skull on my card with foam tape. I didn't want to start over, after all, I really liked the papers and layout so why not remove the sugar skull and go from there? I'll tell you why...! Because foam tape is a mother to get off! I spent an hour using my finger nail and a craft knife to scrape that foamy gunk off without sacrificing the entire card! ARGHHH!! BUT...with a little patience and the the stubbornness of a jackass, I managed to get it done. It is 2:45am at my end of the keyboard and my eyelids are starting to get really heavy. I guess I better finish this post before I nod off and end up with a keyboard permanently stuck to my forehead. Completely embarrassing when you go to Hobby Lobby or Michael's...hahaha!

Before I go, don't forget to visit all of the cool blogs in the hop. There are lots of fab projects to see and if you leave a comment on the different blogs, you'll increase your chances of randomly being selected for an awesome prize package. Bombshell Stamps has lots of different challenges throughout the month, so if you're interested in checking them out, visit the forum for all the deets.

Caio, baby! I've got a date with the sandman and he is looking mighty handsome right about now ;D

Cheryl Hey, that's me!


  1. Cheryl, this is gorgeous! Great take on the challenge!!

  2. AWESOME!!!!!
    Your work really rocks Cheryl!

  3. wowwwwwwwwwwwww!! cheryl!! this is unbelievable!! a serious piece of ALWAYS!!


  4. This is absultely stunning hun, I love this bombshell image its gorgeous xxxx

  5. THAT is fabulous! Your coloring is so good!! LOVE this card, for real!

  6. This is Fabulous!!! I love the colors you chose.

  7. Sorry you had such troubles! The end result is fantastic! And I love that your card coordinates with your blog background! The glaze you used is the perfect finishing touch! This looks great!

  8. One of my favorite stamps. Looks great with pink!! Great job.

  9. This is beautiful, Cheryl! Colors, image, & love the glazed heart!

    Freakin' foam tape :)

  10. THis is gorgeous, Cheryl.

    I especially love the shading on the skull and the glossiness of the heart lock.

    Sorry the card gave you a hard time - the end result was more than worth it.

  11. Love this, Cheryl! It is a total beauty! It really looks great in these pink hues!
    Love Ya! Mom

  12. Hi Cheryl!

    Love your blog and I love how you write about your creative process. It sounds a lot like mine!!! Gorgeous card!!

  13. Cheryl, I know I've told you before, but it bears repeating.


    Yes, I screamed it.

    This card is gorgeous. Everything about it is just perfect, from the coloring of the images, to the layering of the papers, to the embellishments.

    I think I'll start a fan club. :D

  14. Hey Cheryl! What a great card! Made me laugh out loud...or lol I guess I should say ;) I have just found bombshell stamps and cannot wait to get my hands on some! Thanks for having us come by your blog!

  15. Cheryl, your talent is absolutely amazing. We are so lucky to have you on the team. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations

  16. Cheryl, great job on the card, unbelievable!

  17. This is fabulous! I love this image so much and wished I had one. I needed it last month when my tattoo artist got married. Great card!!!

  18. Awesome card, and totally has the magic Cheryl touch! I loved it so much I twittered my heart out about in a moment ago!

  19. WOW. this is a real jaw dropper! I Love everything about it! Girl you really know your stuff!

  20. I like the song Pretty in Pink by the Psychedelic Furs so I guess I'm also a product of the 80's. Love your card Cheryl, such cool images. Love your description of your problems with it and glad it turned out great


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