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Friday, August 1, 2008

Spreading the Love - BLOG CANDY!

Today is my and Joel's tenth wedding anniversary! Ten years. Wow. Seems like just yesterday we were eloping on the beach in Mexico. Look at us now, raising two kids, him supporting a family, me spending all of his money on stamps...! LOL This is the anniversary card I made for him, which also happened to be a DTGD08 challenge card over on Splitcoast, and fits my Hambo Week theme. I just love these little Hambo owls! It's actually just the same owl stamped twice, then I gave the one on the right some eyelashes and purple eyelids to make her look more girlie. I put some liquid applique on their tummies, swirled around a bit to try and make it look more like fluffy feathers. There's a clear heart hanging on top of the tag - part of the challenge was to use something clear - I didn't have anything handy so I just freehand cut this little heart out of some leftover packaging (an idea inspired by Mimi!). I also used some clear epoxy heart stickers in a couple places, but they were hard to see so I covered them with Stickles. So... since I'm in such a lovey dovey mood, I thought it would be fun to SHARE THE LOVE this week!! I want to give away some blog candy! And what sort of blog candy makes sense during Hambo Week? Why, a Hambo gift certificate, of course!! But, it's a nice, big $20 gift certificate, so I'm going to make you earn it...! Hambo Stamps is owned by the dynamic duo of Tim and Monica Hunter. I always thought that Tim drew all of the Hambo images, and Monica was the creative genius behind the funny sentiments. Well, she *is* the creative genius behind the funny sentiments, but she's also drawn some of the images as well!! Who knew?? So my challenge is this - I want you to browse through the Hambo website, and try to figure out which images were drawn by Monica. Leave a comment here with ten guesses. I will tally up who gets the most correct out of ten. If there is a tie, the gift certificate goes to the first one who had the most correct guesses. Sound good?? I will give you until Tuesday night, say 7pm CST, to submit your answers, and will post the winner on Wednesday. Ok, now I'm off to try and figure out which ones she drew myself, before she sends me the answers...! :-)
  • Stamps: Owl, Owl Always Love You from Hambo Stamps
  • Paper: Kraft, Basic Black, Neenah Solar White, Real Red Prints DP
  • Ink: Black StazOn, Copic Marker for Coloring, black Glaze pen
  • Accessories: Liquid Applique, epoxy stickers, slit punch, small tag punch, black brads, taffeta ribbon, hemp twine, Frosted Lace Stickles


  1. This is super cute Libby! Love the LA on the owls! Congrats to you...eloped, eh? Sounds like a great idea for an anniversary vay-cay too!

  2. Congrats on your anniversary!! Woohoo!! :)

    As for the stamps, I haven't got a clue which ones Monica drew, but here are my guesses : Bear "Hi There" - 0406, Smiling Flower - 0136, Whale - 0415 +, Footprint Border - 0915, Wee Bee - 1403 +,
    Caterpillar - 0115 +, Dragonfly - 0113 +, Beaver - 0928 +, Mosquito - 0405 +, Clam - 0616 +


    bunnybx at gmail . com

  3. What a cute card!! I love the LA on their tummies and the heart is darling. I had no idea Monica drew some of the images! I definitely will have to go look and see if I can choose them (no blog candy for me, of!)

  4. oh, are such a sneaky thing! you will make me want all those hambo stamps, but I guess I better go get browsing, huh? BTW...LOVE the card!!

  5. Happy Anniversary! Here are my guesses: Baby Balloon Bear - 0436 & Balloon Bear - 0402 Floral Corner - 0926 Easter Eggs - 1712 Ladybug - 0132
    Ladybug Hi - 0419 Soccer Ball - 0927 Bear "Hi There" - 0406 Ballerina - 1706 Chasing Butterflies - 0903

  6. Hi Libby:
    OK, here are my 0917, cat 1725, dog 1701, cow 0914, elephant 2513, chasing butteries 0903, big spider 1413, tree hive 2711, bee hive 2702 and tub lady 1717


  7. Happy Anniversary, Libby and Joel.

  8. I can't not play--I love the creative challenge. AND, I'm a two month newly wed who escaped to Hawaii in June--what fun.
    I think she drew: Watermelom-1716, Ties-0103, pencils-0308, beehive 2802, cheese 0332, citrus 1705, ice cream 1406, sucker 2210, cake 0310, party hat 0304.

  9. Penguins 0920; Chickens 0908; Party Chicks 2701; Dirty Bird 2703; Chick Tower 2514; Cat 1725; Dog 1701; Ballerina Hippo 1772; Elephant 2513; Party Raccoon 1715.

    Happy Anniversary, Libby!

  10. Happy Anniversary! love the card..this was the first time I visted Hambo Stamps thanks for the push....I think Monica drew these stamps: Bunny 0116, Dog 1701, Elephant 2513, Presents 0305, baby Balloon Bear 0436, Balloon Bear 0402, PArty Raccoon 1715, Purse Border 0919,Chasing Butterflies 0903, tree Hive 2711, Bee Hive 2702, Garden Snail 2709 (my favorite one) Worm Balloon 2510

  11. My guess are Sale-1623, act blonde 1522, Birthday Wedgies 1204, clam 0616, whalte 0415, shopping pig 1910, quality assurance seal 0821, butterfly 0111, mothers wisdom 1026, tub lady 1717. What a fun challange!

  12. Happy Anniversary. I had so much fun browsing the Hambo site. Gotta go back for some shopping soon. My guesses are Balloon Bear, Baby Balloon Bear, Cupcake, Harvest Moon, Hot Air Balloon, Monster, Watering Can, Party Chicks, Cornucopia, and Worm Balloon.

  13. Ok, so I know NOTHING about this company but here goes:
    1. Flower Corner
    2. Ice Cream Border
    3. Cornucopia
    4. Tea Cup
    5. Chick
    6. Lighting Bug
    7. Rabbit
    8. Sunglasses
    9. Presents
    10. Cupcake

    PS Happy anniversary!

  14. Thanks for "pushing" me over to the Hambo site! I haven't spent a lot of time there before now and am impressed with the selection. I also sent the link to a few others :) Here are my guesses but there isn't really any rhyme or reason to them: Pig, Rabbit, Ballerina Hippo, Elephant, Party Racoon, Bah-Hum Bug, Worm Balloon, Smiling Flower, Floral Corner, Easter Eggs. Thanks for letting us play and happy anniversary -- hope you did something fun!

  15. Wow, a challenging contest, great card by the way!
    I am probably way off the wall heres but, here goes:
    2513 elephant, 1722 ballerina hippo, 0616 clam, 1701 dog, 1725 cat, 0917 rabbit, 0116 bunny, 0103 ties, 0624 chick, 2219 ghost duo.
    Can't wait to see the answer to these!

  16. LOve your sight and I always enjoy humor. I hope some of these are correct. She is a clever gal for sure!

    Harvest Moon2707
    Tub Lady=1717
    Cool Pig=1909
    Shopping Pig=1910
    Crabby Crab=0434
    Rocking horse=0323

  17. This is sooo stinkin' adorable! ( I am behind on reading again, can you tell? ) Their tummies are so cute!

  18. uh. interesting text )


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