Wednesday, August 31, 2011

You're Out of This World!

Today at the Hambo Hoedown it's all about DIMENSION. No flat cards, a little texture, and an "Alien Spaceship" at the moon says another dimension to me!

This is the cute new digi image being released today:
Buy it HERE.

Have you joined in the Hoedown challenges? Each week you receive an adorable digi image, like "Alien Spaceship" FREE! Come play along and see what the rest of the Bacon Bits digital team made!

We are also hosting a customer inclusive blog hop on September 16. We would love to have you join us! Read all about it at the Hoedown today!
For my card, I also used Moonscape. I printed it on Basic Grey's Porcelain DP and then added some shadows with my C1 Copic marker. The spaceship and sentiment are both popped up using Stampin' Up! Dimensionals! Now, if a Dimensional doesn't add dimension, I don't know what does! :)  I added some Crystal Stickles to the spaceship as well.
CLICK on the photo for a close up, clearer view.

Have a great day!

Other challenges for this card:
Crafty Creations - punch/diecut
Paper Shelter Challenge - anything goes
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes

Stamps: Alien Spaceship & Moonscape - digis by Hambo Stamps
Paper: GP White, Basic Black, Apricot Appeal, Basic Grey Porcelain DP, Core'dinations Color Core (Red) Roy G. Biv Cardstock
Ink: Copic markers
Accessories: Cuttlebug EF, Crystal Stickles, 1 1/4" circle punch, Spellbinders rectangle die, stitched grosgrain ribbon

Friday, August 26, 2011

Some Fun Announcements!

Join in the Sparkle N Sprinkle Autumn Inspirations Blog Hop! There are LOTS of prizes, and some beautiful cards using the rich colors of Autumn! START HERE.

Some awards to share: 
This Digi Design House card won the Silver Medal at Shelly's Images

I have been asked to be a Guest Designer with
for November and December.
So be on the lookout for fun new stuff from OCL later in the fall!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Oh I Love Me Some Hambo!

Have you seen Hambo Stamps' new releases? If not, CLICK HERE to have a look at some funny sayings and ADORABLE images! They just crack me up!

Today at the Hambo Stamps Challenge Blog, the Hambo Hoedown, we are celebrating Back To School, with a challenge using primary (red, blue, yellow) colors. You can grab a FREEBIE and play along too! Or, have a look at the awesome PENCIL digi the Bacon Bits used this week.

My Back To School project is all about hopes and dreams.  I know in our family we have a lot of dreams and hopes for this semester and year! I used Roller Bunny - 4517 and Take Flight - 4520 for my card today. See his fluffy, sparkly tail?

Be sure to hop over and see what the rest of the Bacon Bits team made today - and check out those NEW images! They are a lot of fun! Thanks for stopping by today. I am heading back to Utah today to finish up a few things we didn't get done in the first move - so I it will be a few days until my next post. Have a wonderful week~!

Challenges for this card:
Gingersnap Creations - primary colors
More Than Favors - Travel 
Paper Shelter Challenge - diecuts/punches
The Paper Variety - travel/transportation
Karens Doodles - Use Your Punchers and Die Cuts
Stamps R Us - Anything Goes

Paper: GP White, Basic Grey June Bug and The Paper Studio Season DP, Core'dinations Color Core Roy G. Biv Cardstock
Ink: Copic markers and Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Accessories: 3/8" Double-Faced Satin - Royal Blue May Arts ribbon, chipboard button, red brads, Fiskars Threaded Water edge punch, Lil' Inker Designs cloud die, Spellbinders circle and scalloped circle dies,

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Ah! What Could Be Better Than . . .

. . . a PINK HIPPO!

I made this last month and realized I hadn't yet shared it on my blog! The hippo and sentiment are by TLC Creations. You gotta know I love pink!! That plus bling and a cute hippo and I am clapping my hands!

This was a momentous week of "schtuff" as my daughter (college), my husband (philosophy professor), and I (elementary music teacher) all started school yesterday, and I started rehearsals for "The Odd Couple," which I am directing at the community theatre here. Sheesh! Just glad I didn't have an earthquake today too! :)

Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

You Have to See This!

I just squealed when I saw the current newsletter in my inbox from Rubber Stamp Tapestry this morning. Susan has made an absolutely GORGEOUS creation and I am excited to try it sometime this next month. Take a look:
Is that not amazing?? Please check out her blog post and the wonderful way to use Rubber Stamp Tapestry's peg stamps on ceramic!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

It's MOO-ving Day!

Welcome to our little HOP!!  We are SO happy that you could join us in celebrating some NEW stamps!  Mr. Rubbernecker released some SUPER cute images a few weeks back and we wanted to share them with you. We have sweet SCOOTER KIDS, some new ANIMALS, and we even got some cute new FRIENDS. You can find them by visiting RUBBERNECKER STAMPS and clicking on the 2011 NEW RELEASES 

We also have something else to CELEBRATE! Our design team has a NEW name! We are NOW the……………………………
I am thrilled to be a part of the RNDT, as I have known some of the women for many years. They are truly sweet friends.  

OK now, a HOP would not be a HOP without a little PRIZE!!  Right? So, in honor of our news AND our new images, if you visit ALL the participants and leave some love you will have the chance to WIN a………
Our winner will be announced on TUESDAY on the RN blog, so you will have plenty of time to hop!  Check out the Rubbernecker Stamps blog every day for more fun! You will find the HOP ROUTE and my creation below.
Today is moving day at my house - we are loaded up and on the way to take my daughter to college 741 miles away. So I have just one project to show you today (it's been crazy around here!) -- and what better image to use than one of the new ANIMALS for MOO-ving Day!

I used COW and UDDERLY GREAT for my card. Click on the photo for a clearer close-up view! Hope you have an udderly great weekend! Now on to my friend, Julia's blog, where she has some fun to show you! Be sure to leave comments along the way to be eligible for the gift certificate!

**THANKS for stopping by!**

StampsCow SKU:569-06 and Udderly Great SKU:568-18    Paper:  Paper Reflections Scribbles DP, Certainly Celery, Pink Pirouette, Kraft, Whisper White     Ink:  Black Versafine, Copics    Accessories: black gingham ribbon, pink lace, Lil' Inker Designs cloud die, corner rounder, slit punch (SU!), grass punch (Fiskars)

Friday, August 12, 2011

Happy Birthday, Monica!

Scroll down one post for the Digi Design House Back to School Blog Hop!

It's a Surprise Birthday Hop for Monica Hunter! Monica is the owner of Hambo Stamps (and my good friend who offered me my very first Design Team spot!) and tomorrow is her birthday. A few of us got together and decided to throw a little surprise party for her, and we would like you to join us! 

If you arrived here from Nora Anne's blog, you are in the right place. Otherwise, start at the beginning with Jenn's blog so you don't miss out on any party fun. Every birthday has to have presents, and this one has one for you! One random hopper that completes the hop and comments on each blog will receive a Hambo Birthday surprise! The winner will be announced at the Hambo Hoedown on Wednesday, August 17. 
Here is the hop order in case you get lost:
Judy Rozema (you are here!)

My little 3 x 5 card is made with lots of love and a little adorable bee that is one of my favorite Hambo stamps! You can see Tiny Bee - 3114 and Happy Bee-Day - 3104 here. Happy Birthday tomorrow, Monica! I hope it is BEE-yoo-tee-full!

Now on to my lovely friend, Bonnie Sharp, where she will continue the party!
Don't forget to leave a comment to party with us!

Challenges for this card: 
Crafty Sentiments - Punches and Die Cuts
Crazy Amigo
- Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges -Things with wings
Tuesday Throwdown
- Birthdays
Stampin' B's - A card with clouds on it
Make My Monday
- Birds or Bugs
Victorine Originals
- Birthday

Back to School!

Next week the teachers in my district head back to school to get ready for students on August 22. Where did summer go? To celebrate (or lament!), Digi Design House is having a blog hop today using the set School Time. If you came here from Michelle's blog, you are in the right place. If not, start back at the beginning so you don't miss out on all the prizes!

Michelle Single -
Judy Rozema - (you are here!)

You have made it to the end! Like all our DDH Hops, there are FREE sets up for grabs today too! Simply leave a comment on all of the Dream Team blogs to be entered for your chance to win a SURPRISE not-yet-released DDH set! Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges for this card:
Paper Crafting Journey -  photo inspiration
AiFactory -  Anything Goes 
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - Back to school 
Shelly's Images - Back to school 
Amber's Crafts and Stuff - Back to school 
Little Darlings Challenges - #5 School Days 
Celebrate the Occasion - #25 BACK to SCHOOL  
Shopping Our Stash - Dogs or Digi Stamps or Denim


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Dancin' at the Hambo Hoedown!

Today at the Hambo Hoedown we have a sketch challenge for you to try!
Head on over there to see the cute new HEDGEHOG and what the rest of my awesome teammates made today!

Busy week ahead -- only two days until we leave to move my daughter to college - 741 miles away. I am starting to realize it.......

Thanks for stopping by!
Be sure to come back on FRIDAY because I have something special to share!!

Challenges for this card:
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge - favorite stamp (love my chickens!)
Incy Wincy Designs - something old/new (chicken stamps & baker's twine)
There's Magic in the Air - animals

Stamps: Chickens - 0908 and Chicken On You - 1321 by Hambo Stamps
Paper: Basic Black, Naturals White, Prints DP all by Stampin' Up!
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories: Spellbinders dies, Licorice Baker's Twine (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Black Web Weave (May Arts), black brads and photo turn (The Paper Studio), paper piercer

Monday, August 8, 2011

Vintage Red

 Here is a little something I created this morning during a loud thunderstorm. Both my dogs were up because of the thunder, and that kept me up. I think it turned out sweet.
The sentiment and images are by TLC Creations. Paulette gives away LOTS of freebies, that are only around for 48 hours. If you are not yet a Follower, and you love digi images, check out her blog
There are lots of fun things every day!

Challenges for this card:
The Altered Alice - paint flowers - I only had white roses, and used a SU! Barely Banana reinker to dye them.
Card Cupids - buttons or ribbon 
Sentimental Sundays - flowers + sentiment
Allsorts - red

Saturday, August 6, 2011

A Challenge For Sure!

I guess by the word "challenge" things really should be a bit of an effort! And this card was. I wanted to try the Center Step on SCS, and it took three tries before I got the cutting and scoring right! But now I know, and it is a super fun design!
My butterflies and sentiment were stamped on Kraft with Rich Razzleberry ink. Images are from Butterflies Are Free and Bud Set by Rubbernecker Stamps.
The embellishments at the bottom are from one of my favorite things I found at CHA from Epiphany Crafts - (new to me, but not new to others) the Round Shape Studio Tool. After playing with it, I loved how easy it was to make my own matching embellies! They are kind of like giant dew drops, I guess. There are other shapes as well, and I hope to get the button shaped tool soon.
Thank you for stopping by today. I appreciate all feedback~! Have a wonderful Saturday~

Stamps: Butterflies Are Free and Bud Set by Rubbernecker Stamps
Paper: Indian Summer DP by Basic Grey, PTI Kraft and Scarlet Jewel 
Ink: Rich Razzleberry 
Accessories: Prima flowers, The Paper Studio jumbo brad, Epiphany Crafts Round Shape Studio Tool, Spellbinders Scalloped Rectangle dies, tag, Kaiser pink gems, crochet lace    

Friday, August 5, 2011

Berry Much!

Scroll down one post for the DDH Grand Opening Blog Hop.

Here is a fun little card I made with the new free digis at Paper Smooches this week:
I paper pieced the berries from the Basic Stack by The Paper Studio.I thought it would be fun for the inside of the card to be a different color than the front. Click on the photo to see a close-up view. The left side has seven little pierced holes by the buttons.

I am feeling a little overwhelmed at just the thought of summer being over and going back to school. I love being home! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Challenges for this card:
Ribbon Carousel - anything goes
C.R.A.F.T. - anniversary
Craft Us Crazy - anything goes
Kelley Kid's - anything goes
Creative Craft Challenges - summertime (love summer berries!)

Feelin' Groovy!

It's Day 5 of the Grand Opening Celebration Week at Digi Design House and we are groovin' and movin' with the brand new set:  Groovy Bug. If you arrived here from Michelle's blog, you are in the right place. Otherwise start back at the beginning of the hop because each designer today is giving away a FREE SET to one lucky hopper that completes the hop!  Read on to find out which DDH set I am giving away!
A little blast from my past here - and my DREAM CAR (lime green VW bug)!  The Lime Rickey DP from Basic Grey is perfect for this set and its fun images!

Leave a comment here telling me what YOUR dream car is, and you might win BEARY SWEET from me!

Now be sure to head back to the DDH blog and tell us what you think! Join in the fun so you can be eligible for some more GROOVY prizes! Thanks for your visit!

Stamps: Groovy Bug by Digi Design House
Paper: Lime Rickey DP by Basic Grey, GP White CS, SU Cardstock - Pink Passion, Tempting Turquoise
Ink: Copic markers

Accessories: ric rac, "Peace" buttons, Prima flowers, rhinestone gem flower, Diamond Stickles, distressing tool, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

It's A Jungle Out There!

Happy Birthday to Hannah Clark! She is on the Digi Design House team, and I am guest designing with them for the next month! So I made her this birthday card using a set called Wild Animals, And of course I had to use the darling giraffe!

My images are colored in with Copic markers. I stamped the sentiment on the leaves using a tiny block alphabet set, and then embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.The monkey was already embossed on the designer paper by American Crafts. The piercing in the corner was done with an Ornare Piercing template.

Check out what the rest of the DDH Dream Team did for today's birthday challenge, then play along:!

And guest designers:

I hope you have a great day, Hannah!
Hannah was on the Bacon Bits Design Team for Hambo Stamps (with me) at the beginning of this year, and she is just a sweetheart and very talented! 

The Hambo Hoedown has a new challenge for you today too! Head over there to see how you can join in the dance!

Other challenges for this card:
Cooking It Up With Katie - something old (kiwi cordoroy brads), new (digi set), favorite thing/technique (giraffe and Cuttlebug)
Crafts and Me - anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Fab N Funky - friendship
For Fun Challenges - anything goes
Little Red Wagon - critter
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Celebrate the Occasion - kid's birthday
Crazy Amigo - anything goes
Stamps R Us - Happy Birthday
Lollipop Crafts - Celebration
and three SCS DTGD challenges as a Fan Club member!