Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Let's Hear It For The Boys!

Happy August, Bombshell Stamps Fans! Here's the scoop on the August Hump Day Hop theme. This month's theme is "Let's Hear it for the Boys." You can interpret that as you like, but I can assure you that you will be singing that oh-so-popular 80's song from Deniece Williams for the next week. You're welcome. (insert evil laugh here.) It's so wonderful to have so many hoppers to not only show off some great creations, but to also cap-off Bombshell's 5th Anniversary celebration. I have to say it's been an honor to be this Ms. August and had a great time. I hope I've managed to show off the fabness of Bombshell Stamps. :-) So thank you Bombshells - it's been a blast!

That said, let's get on with the show! Here's my creation for the hop:

I used Bombshell Angel and dressed her up in a motorcycle outfit. (love her, she's so versatile) She's colored with Copics. The background is embossed foil, and then I inked it with alcohol inks and sanded it. I also used some glassine and stained it black to make it look like black leather although I don't think you can see it real well.

So now it's time to move on and check out Laura's creation. Don't forget to leave some love!

Bombshell Blog:
Jodi: You Are Here!
Sparkly Mary:
Glittery Katie:

Until Next Time,
Jodi :-)

Monday, August 27, 2012


Hi All!

I just wanted to let you all know, it's not too late to join in on the Bombshell Stamps Wednesday Hump Day Blog Hop, "Let's Hear It For The Boys". We want to make this a big hop - especially since August is Bombshell's 5th Anniversary. Just zip on over to got to the forum under "August Hump Day Hop" and let us know you want to join in the fun. It's so much fun to hop around and see what everyone has created - so join us!

Queen of Diamonds stamp set available thru Bombshell Stamps
Until Next Time,
Jodi :-)

Saturday, August 25, 2012

New Release and New Challenge

Happy Sunday All!

Not only is it time for a new Krafty Krew Challenge, but it's also new release day! Our challenge is awesome, so there's no excuse not to participate - ANYTHING GOES! How sweet is that. Make a card, a scrapbook page and altered item - whatever you want. Use your Kenny K stamps and use the linkz to be entered in this weeks contest sponsored by of course:
I used Monster Mash from the new release - actually the first Halloween release by Kenny K. I love DJ Ghostie and Skeleman getting jiggy with it. LOL. I colored them with Copic of course and used the airbrush with the Copics to add the "spots", I was actually going for a club light - disco effect. Check out all the new Halloween digis at

This card is a 5.5x5.5
I also want to enter this groovy card in the "No Rules" Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show Blog. It's a now rules Sunday! LOL!

Have fun and I hope to see your creations on the Kenny K's Krafty Krew blog!

Until Next Time,
Jodi :-)

Monday, August 20, 2012

Technique Tags and Copic Class

Hi All!

Welcome to the beginning of the school year! (At least for us....tomorrow!) I wanted to give you a quick update and a visual of my upcoming September classes.

First we have our super fun Technique Tags, Tuesday, September 4 at 12:30 or 6:00. We will be using a technique with the Distress Ink re-inkers to do a layered spritzing tag and creating a stamped emboss on our other tag.

September's Copic class will be butterflies - this will involve blending 2 colors together. It's a beautiful technique for butterflies, flowers, sunsets or skies. Practice your flicking/feathering technique - it will be beneficial to your blending.

Colors used: YG01, YG03, BG01, BG02, V12, V15, RV13, RV14. The evening class will be Monday, September 10 @6:00 and the afternoon class will be on Tuesday, September 11 @ 12:30.

As if that's not enough, Scrap Pink is back! Woo Hoo! This year we will have this fun crop from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Brookville Community Center, Saturday, September 29th! Join us for a fun day out with friends and help a good cause. All money will stay local this year!

Give us a call at Scrap 'N Friends to sign up for a class or for more information.

Until next time!
Jodi :-)

Sunday, August 19, 2012

New Kenny K Challenge!

Good Afternoon All! I just wanted to let you know there's a new challenge posted over at Kenny K's Krafty Krew blog. Check it out and play along - you can win fabulous prizes! I've also updated the class schedule for September. :-)
Get Sketchy!!

Follow Susie's Sketch flip it and embellish it as much as you like as long as we can see the sketch

Until Next Time, 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Bombshells and Glassine

Hi All! It's me again! I know right? This makes at least 3 posts this week, whatever will we do? I don't normally do tutorials on here, but I thought I'd do all little somthin, somthin' since I'm this month's pin-up for the great gals at Bombshell Stamps.

I thought I'd share a technique I love....glassine! Tim Holtz introduced this last year and I LOVE this stuff. It really lends itself to vintage work. You can emboss it, stamp it, use Perfect Pearls on it, stain it, sand it,  you can even use Copics on it. Today I'm going to share the stamping, staining and distressing it.

You'll need a craft sheet (never leave home without it), this can get messy, archival ink, Distress Stain, a heat tool, a fabulous stamp set (I used my new fav Sugar Skulls) and of course some glassine.

 1. Cut your glassine to the size you want and stamp your image onto it with the archival ink. (You can use other color inks instead of black as long as it's archival.)

 2. You want to heat set your ink. Heating up the glassine embeds the ink into the paper by heating up the waxy coating.

 3. Next I like to ink my edges with Distress Inks and a blending tool. This step is optional.

 4. Now you get to have some fun and wad up the glassine. Squish it good so it has some nice wear to it. I love how it looks when you flatten it back out - like an old map or leather.

5. Take your favorite Distress Stain color and wipe it all over the glassine then take a paper towel and wipe the paper down to get the stain that doesn't stick off. The stain will get into all those "cracks" you made squishing it up. Using a brown will really make it look like leather. Since I'm going for a sort of Halloween feel, I used purple.

6. Finally, put it together on a card. It's great for a background to add some texture.

I hope you give it a try, then have your own fun with this great versatile paper. Enjoy!

Jodi aka Ms. August :-)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Sugar Skulls and Perfect Pearls

Hola mi Amigos!
Ms. August here, I wanted to share a groovy little card I put together using my fun "Sugar Skulls" stamp set! I once saw someone use them for a really cool background - they had heat embossed them in either black or clear on black paper and it looked soooo cool (sorry I can't remember who it was, but I'd like to give credit where credit it due, please let me know :-). At any rate I decided to take it a step further. I embossed them on black, in black and then painted them using Perfect Pearls and a water brush. I love they way the turned out! That's why the card design is even more simple than usual, I didn't want to cover my skulls too much.

It's very simple to do:
1. Take a bit of the Perfect Pearls powder and put it on your craft sheet. (you won't need much at all, a little goes a looooonnnnnggg way).
2. Take a water brush and get the Perfect Pearls wet, getting on the brush just like paint.
3. Paint your image - since it's heat embossed, it's easy to stay in the lines. If you do get some of the emboss, just wipe it off with your finger, it will come right off.

Tada! I hope you decide to give it a whirl!

Until Next Time,
Jodi aka Ms. August :-)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Sun Sea & Sand

Hi All!
Woo-Hoo! It's time for another Kenny K's Krafty Krew Challenge! This time it's Sun, Sea & Sand...we would like to see your Beach, holidays and summer fun or maybe add some sand to your creations. Here's my contribution for this week:

I used "Lil Pirate" from the recent Myths and Maidens release, colored with Copics. (but of course!)

Zip on over to the Krafty Krew blog check out fabulous creation by the rest of the design team and linkz your own creation - you could win fabulous prizes!

This weeks first sponsor is Kenny K's Downloads

The prize from Kenny is the winner's choice of 5 digi's.

And our second sponsor is

and this weeks winner will also receive this prize from

Have fun! I can't wait to see what you create!

Until next time,
Jodi :-)

Monday, August 6, 2012

Cupcake Anya

Hi All!

What are we going to do with me?! 2 blog posts in 2 days, what's the world coming to? I haven't done anything from with my stamps from The Greeting Farm in a bit and they're doing a digi stamp challenge - right up my alley. I've been inspired by their new "Big Time Anya" stamps - soooo cute and happened upon the digi challenge. So, that said here's my entry - "Cupcake Anya"

She's so cute! and I gotta say, I adore my digis!

Until Next Time!
Jodi :-)

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Kenny K, Bombshell's and Me.. Oh My!

Hi All!

Just a few quick things for you to get your week started right! First, off there's a brand spankin new challenge over at the Kenny K's Krafty Krew blog - Bop on over and make your own "Ice Cream Colors" creation and add it to the linkz - you could win some groovy prizes. While we're on the subject of Kenny K
Tomorrow they will be launching their first followers candy. To play is simple one of our followers will be selected at random and give their choice of 3 digi's stamps from the Kenny K Downloads Store but like it says on the tin, you need to be a follower to be in with the chance to win and it would be wonderful if you could all help to spread the word!

Okay, now on to Bombshells! Remember they're having some 5th Anniversary fun with great challenges and until August 7th (use BDAY5 at checkout). And of course, if you haven't heard, I just happen to be Ms. August with those fab gals, so why not check out the great artwork, challenges and of course, stamps! Don't forget to leave some love!

Until Next Time,
Jodi :-)

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Bombshell Stamps 5th Anniversary!

Hi All!

I just wanted you all to know about my fabulous friends at Bombshell Stamp's 5th Anniversary! Yep! They're celebrating five years bringing you gorgeous Bombshell Stamps. To make it even more fun, they're offering 25% Off everything in the Bombshell Shop! (Use code BDAY5 thru August 7th) Be sure to stop by the Bombshell Forum for additional challenge fun. There's  a monthly sketch challenge, a blog hop and there's aways great ideas to be shared on the blog and this month, I am the guest designer, so make sure you check out my challenge as well! Here's some more details for all the monthly goings on:

"Anything Goes" for our Fifth Anniversary Celebration:  You can use stamps from any company for any of August's challenges or for our Hump Day Hop! If you use Bombshell Stamps, you will get an additional chance to win!

Ms. August's Monthly Challenge! (View our Monthly Challenge)  Jodi Elam is   Bombshell's Ms. August. Her challenge is "Make It Scrappy". Use your Bombshell stamps to create a scrapbook layout!  Once you're done, post it on Bombshell's Forum, Bombshell's PCP Forum, and on Bombshell's blog (via Inlinkz) for chances to win a free set of your choice! If you post your project elsewhere on the web, including our Facebook Page, you might win the monthly Prize Patrol!!!

August's Sketch Challenge!   (View our Monthly Sketch Challenge) August's sketch can be used for inspiration to create a card, a layout, the cover of a mini-book or a wall hanging. Post your pic in the thread on Bombshell's forum, at  Bombshell's PCP forum, on the Bombshell's blog (via Inlinkz) for chances to win this month's prize package!   Remember, you receive an entry with each project your post on any or all of those forums!

August's Hump Day Hop Theme!   (Sign Up here!)   "Let's Hear it for the Boys" is August's Hump Day Hop theme. Alison, our Hump Day Head Hottie, has challenged us create a masculine card or project.  August's Hump Day Hop will take place on Wednesday, August 29th. The deadline to sign up is Monday, August 27th at 11:59 p.m. PDT. We'd love to have you hop along with us!  It would be so cool to have a huge hop to celebrate Bombshell's Fifth Anniversary!

I hope you can join us for one or all of the great challenges and remember signing up for the Bombshell's newsletter can gets you entered in the annual $100 giveaway as well as free digital images available only to subscribers. 

Until next time!
Jodi :-)