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:

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


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

  2. So I popped in to say,


    and then I saw the comment from your 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!!!!!

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

  4. 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!



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