Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Lots of Fun Stuff Today!

Lots of fun stuff today and a chance to help someone in need!

For today's SCS Sketch Challenge, I used the ever-fun dancing candles (#0317) from Hambo Stamps. These four individual stamps are delightful and just make me want to dance and have a party!

I stamped each candle in Palette Noir Black Ink, and then colored them using my Stampin' Up! markers. Inbetween colors I generously dabbed Crystal Stickles (I love that stuff!), which the photo of course doesn't want to show! Imagine, if you will, glittery columns of dancing fun! I have had this Slab DP for a long time, and decided it was a good background for the candles. I used my Photo Corner Punch for a corner accent, using Pale Plum and a piece of the blue Slab DP. I found the gold star brads in a drawer of "What is all this stuff?" and added them, along with the square brads. Got out some funky fibers and attached it with another star brad, and these little guys are ready to wish someone a special day!
Stamps: Hambo Stamps
Paper: Bashful Blue, River Rock, Pale Plum, Naturals White, Slab DP
Ink: Copic Marker C-1, Palette Noir Black, Yoyo Yellow, Almost Amethyst, Pretty in Pink, Bliss Blue, Mellow Moss
Accessories: Crystal Stickles, funky fibers, gold star and square brads, photo corner punch, dimensionals

Over at the Hambo blog, Monica posted about a friend's father, who is in need of a special wheelchair van. Monica and Tim are donating 15% of all Hambo sales in July toward this cause! Isn't that awesome?? Please take a moment to read her post, and then hop on over and order some fun stuff at the website!!

July's edition of Sheetloads of Cards is out! You won't want to miss this fun "Christmas in July" issue! Get a head start!

Dawn Marie over at Dawn's Special Creations gave me a fun award yesterday:

Thank you so much!! I will be sharing this and passing it along to some other blogging friends later today or tomorrow!

I am working on a project that Sue over at StampnDaly sent me and hope to post that tomorrow as well!

On a personal note, thank you for all the prayers for my dad and my little beagle. My dad is improving daily in in-patient rehab! My little beagle will probably be frolicking and running with all my other dogs that have left this world by early next week. :( She has continued to lose weight and I am needing to carry her most places. We don't want to prolong her suffering (she sleeps most of the day and is not in pain, as she has pain meds), but would like to wait until my daughter and son go to North Carolina on Sunday. But we may need to do something before then and will see how today goes~

On a lighter note, LOTS of news at Stampin' Up! The new Stampin' Up! Decor Elements are now available for purchase! I have ordered three and am excited to get them! Contact me if you are interested in placing an order or in seeing the new line (brochure cover in sidebar).
All stamp sets that are new to the Fall-Winter 2008 catalog will be die-cut. No more trimming, no more uneven edges. Just punch out the rubber image, place it on the wood block, attach the sticker and you are good to go!
Demonstrators saw a sneak peek of some of the new sets, including hostess sets, some fun new embellishments, Designer Series Paper and a new Scalloped Edge Punch!!!
Several of the new hostess sets will be available in both English and Spanish.
Finally, a great Hodgepodge Hardware promo!
All Hodgepodge Hardware finishes in the current catalog are being offered at a special 25 percent discount from July 1 through August 10 (or while supplies last - so order now!). So lots of fun stuff there! Email me at if you are interested in any of the Stampin' Up! products!


  1. Judy, love this cute card! The design and images are perfect with the sketch for today. Great colors too.

    Diane-SCS Lost in the 60's

  2. Those are the cutest candles and I love the dp and embellishments. Sorry about your fur friend, my thoughts are with you....

  3. Oh, Judy, your sketch card is so pretty! I love those candles the multi-pastel bg! wow, that is so cool looking! What a neat thing for Hambo to be doing to help get that wheelchair--better go check it out! I really want to get to this great SCS sketch today, hopefully I will be able to make some time. and congrats on your award--most deserving, needless to say. YOu are such a wonderful person and a great blogging and scs pal! thanks for always supporting me and my blog and for the birthday wishes! Hugs for a blessed day, Judy! :)

  4. Wow- a long post today- so much to see & read, what fun!! :)

    Great cards, great information, and what a wonderful thing to do for the friend's dad (help promote it.) Shall hop to her site right after this.

    Have a great day-- off to see about doing that sketch myself!

  5. Those candles are the CUTEST! Your card totally rocks with that "brick" background! :)

  6. Congrats to you for being July Guest DT member for Hambo! love this card with the cute candles!

    My new banner is a pic from our trip to Ireland last year - the double gated entrance to St. Kevin's Monastery - isn't it lovely!? I used it on a challenge card a few weeks ago to - to use a photo on your card....

    My prayers are with you for your father and beagle....


  7. First of all--FUN CARD!!
    What a PERFECT birthday card!! The details add to the festivity of the images.

    Glad to hear that your dad is doing better.

    I know a sweet doggie that would love the help chasing squirrels in the great doggie beyond. I hope your little queen can hold on so dd can say good bye.
    {{{tearful hugs}}}

  8. those dancing candles are so stinkin cute! love the card!

  9. Hi Judy,

    I saw something on another blog that immediately made me think of you.

    Check out and go down a couple days. I know you will laugh and wish it was yours.

  10. Hey Judy

    You have been busy. Again congratulations on being GD and for your blog award as well. Take care and keep up the awesome work.

  11. I'm tellin' ya.. Monica needs to KEEP YOU!! You rock, my friend... love this!!

    Thanks for the headsup on Monica's friend, too... I need to add that to my blog.


  12. What a cute stamp! I love the dancing candles! :) Your card is beautiful too, btw!

    Congrats also on the award!

  13. sorry about your pup! i hope he passes quietly and peacefully :(

    your card is adorable, by the way!! its nice to have a fun distraction from life's not so fun moments, huh?

  14. Love your sparkly BD candles. Great colors in your layers!

    I have that slab somewhere...maybe in the *What IS all this stuff?* pile...


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