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I’m baaack into the Hambo Hoedown!  I missed the last few challenges, so I had to use an older digital image from Hambo’s digital stamp collection.  This is the adorable “Catching Butterflies” with a small adjustment….my little guy is catching a falling star.  This is going to be a get well card for my brother in law, who just went thru hip replacement surgery.

Hambo Stamps - Chasing Butterflies - Tall Card Challenge

Hambo Stamps’ “Chasing Butterflies” Tall Card Challenge #73

 

Check out the Hambo Hoedown weekly challenge and get cute digital stamps!  Looking forward to seeing what goodies are coming up.  Thanks to all the great artists at Hambo Stamps and all the great inspiration from the super craft cardmakers there 😎

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I sure do miss my college girls, but there is one good thing about my babies growing up and moving out:  a spare room!

Here are two of the prints that started it all.  I got four beautiful vintage framed prints at a local auction for fifteen bucks.  I love the oriental feel and the colors, so I decided to do the room around these prints.

Two of my four beautiful oriental prints.

I wanted a classy kind of warm gray for the walls.  Here’s what the walls looked like before.  I think we re-did Pattie’s room for her one summer while she was away at GA camp.  She picked the light purple paint and the dark purple butterflies stenciled on the walls.  It must have been at least six or seven years ago.  It’s a little sad to see them go, but little girls grow up and change from butterflies on the wall to Hello Kitty 8-).

I must admit I patted myself on the back a couple of times for fixing all the little nail holes in the walls rather than just painting over them.  In truth I just did it to procrastinate.  I put off actually painting for a long time, afraid that I would mess it up.  And to be truthful, I did.  Instead of waiting to get to the hardware store to buy an edger, I just did the edges with a sponge brush, and ended up getting gray paint all over the white trim.  Now I have to repaint the trim as well.  Here’s my gray, and my little painting buddy.  I don’t know why, but Stargazer likes to watch me paint.

Yikes!  That’s a scary pic of Stargazer.  She actually looks more like this:

Jessica says she looks like Wilfred T. Brimley.

I used Glidden paint plus primer, from Wal-mart.  It’s a little more expensive, but one gallon is going to do this whole room.  It covers really, really well.

Pattie had a pretty beat up white bookshelf with some stains and stickers on it, so I painted that with semi-gloss paint in a rich brown.  This is where I’m going to store most of my scrapbooking/card making materials, in baskets.

I have done two walls.  The next step is to move everything off of the other two walls and get the other walls done, and then I get all the fun of putting everything back and trying to arrange it all.  Updates to come!

Next Sunday is Father’s Day, and I want to say THANK YOU to all of the great dads in my life….my own father, and the father of my children!

This week’s Hambo Hoedown challenge was to use SPARKLE in a card using their adorable digital stamp, “Snorkel Boy.”  If this card looks a lot like last week’s card, it’s because of these sparkly circles I found in my stash.  I have no clue where they came from — I think they were random embellishments that I got with a kit some time in the distant past.  They sat around for literally YEARS and now I’ve used them both in one week.

I used my new Sizzix Textural Impressions Boutique embossing machine for the background.  It only came with two embossing folders so I went on eBay and bought me some more, but haven’t received them in the mail yet.  Can’t wait to get them!  I really LOVE the look of embossing!

Most of my scrapbooking and cardmaking materials are under a tarp in my soon to be CRAFT ROOM-slash-spare-bedroom.  I’m headed off to Nashville with my hubby for the next week but look forward to painting the room when I get home.  Can’t WAIT to have space to have all of my craft supplies organized in one place!

So enough rambling, here’s the card!

Hambo Hoedown 69 – “Snorkel Boy” by Hambo Stamps, with Sparkle

Thanks Hambo Stamps for the great digital stamps!  I’ve searched the ‘net and haven’t found any I like better!

This week’s challenge for the Hambo Hoedown (week number 68) was to use a sketch and this adorable digital stamp, “Artist Pig.”  Here’s my card for the challenge:

Hambo Hoedown Challenge 68 – Artist Pig

I got a new toy for myself for Mother’s Day…..a Sizzix embossing machine.  I’ve been envying all the beautiful embossed cards I’ve been seeing and now I can do some myself!

Thank you again to Hambo Stamps for all their adorable digital stamps!

This week at the Hambo Hoedown the challenge was to use a technique that I’ve always wanted to try but just never got around to doing ……paper piercing!

Last week was kind of crazy!  I had all three of my beautiful daughters home so I didn’t get around to doing the challenge.  Therefore I missed out on the cute digital image they gave away, so I used one from a few weeks back – “Bailey Flower.”  Here’s what I came up with!

Hambo Stamps Challenge Week 68 - Piercing

Hambo Stamps Challenge Week 68 – Paper Piercing – featuring “Bailey Flower”

I am working on turning daughter #2’s bedroom into my guest room/craft room, and I had a stack of Paper Crafts magazines and scrapbooking books that I was going to put on eBay.  I happened to be leafing through one of the books, “A Passion for Paper”, and saw this paper piercing pattern in there.  It was a little time consuming, but totally worth it!

Thanks again to the Bacon Bits and the great people at Hambo Stamps for all the cute digital stamps!

The few, the proud….the Moms.  God bless every single one, especially mine, considering the headaches and heartaches I must have caused her through the years!  I love you, Mom!

Every mom deserves flowers, and flowers are what the Hambo Hoedown challenge is all about this week!  (Don’t you love the slick way I segued into that?)  This week’s image is the adorable “CATCHING BUTTERFLIES” and our job was to incorporate flowers into our cards.  Here’s my “Clean and Simple” card.

Hambo Hoedown Challenge #65 - "Chasing Butterflies"

Hambo Hoedown Challenge #65 – “Chasing Butterflies”

If this looks familiar, it’s because I CASEd it from the very talented Beverly, who is a “Bacon Bit”…….one of the design team at Hambo Stamps.  I saw her card and just really, really liked it, so I stole it.  Imitation is the finest form of flattery, right?  Thanks to Beverly for the inspiration, and take a look at her wonderful blog…..http://beestamper.blogspot.com.

My youngest, the Art School Daughter, bought me these lovely colorful pens for Mother’s Day.  Aren’t they beautiful?

Pretty pretty colors

Pretty pretty colors

My three daughters are all beautiful, talented, and smart.  I am so blessed that they made me their Mom!  Happy Mother’s day once again to everyone!

The few, the proud….the Moms.  God bless every single one, especially mine, considering the headaches and heartaches I must have caused her through the years!  I love you, Mom!

Every mom deserves flowers, and flowers are what the Hambo Hoedown challenge is all about this week!  (Don’t you love the slick way I segued into that?)  This week’s image is the adorable “CATCHING BUTTERFLIES” and our job was to incorporate flowers into our cards.  Here’s my “Clean and Simple” card.

 

If this looks familiar, it’s because I CASEd it from the very talented Beverly, who is a “Bacon Bit”…….one of the design team at Hambo Stamps.  I saw her card and just really, really liked it, so I stole it.  Imitation is the finest form of flattery, right?  Thanks to Beverly for the inspiration, and take a look at her wonderful blog…..http://beestamper.blogspot.com.