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Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Slop Hop!!

Welcome to the “SLOP HOP” - the Hambo Stamps Blog Hop! The Bacon Bits are here to help you start your month off right with a little April Fools laughter and fun. If you arrived here from Paula’s blog, you are in the right place. If not, you will want to start back at the beginning at the Hambo blog – TALK TO THE HAM. We don’t want you to miss anything!

Let's start things off with a little joke, shall we?

"Why did the pig buy an oven?
Because he felt like bacon."

Hee hee!! Now on to the card...! Being the horrid procrastinator that I am, I immediately fell in love with the message I used on this card. The outside doesn't appear to be too funny, really...

...but check out the inside! HAHAHAHA! Oh, so true, so true.

That message is one of Hambo's HI-LAR-I-OUS Fractured Funnies, and this particular one is called Sending Early. The sweet little turtle is called Turtle Present.

I also played with some wonderful ribbon from Ribbon Carousel. The background is covered with some fun May Arts woven ribbon. Something a little different.

Now listen up!! A little surprise is hiding on one of the blogs today, so be sure to leave some comment love as you “hoof it” around the hop. One lucky commenter on the mystery hop spot will be in hog heaven and win a $15 gift certificate to Hambo Stamps!

And guess what else!! Because Hambo is so super awesome, I get to give away a digi myself, too!! In keeping with my turtle theme, I am giving away one of Timbo's fabby digis - Turtles. Because I mean really, what's more fun than a big stack of turtles?? Pretty much nothing! Just leave me a comment here by the deadline and I'll draw a random winner!

We love comments anytime, but the deadline for prize entries is Tuesday, April 3 at midnight CST. Check the Hambo blog - Talk to the Ham - on Thursday, April 5 for winner announcements!

Since I started with a pig joke - how about I end with a turtle joke?

"Where do you find a turtle with no arms and no legs?
Right where you left him!"

Next up on the hop is Beverly - I just know she'll have something fabby to share with you!

Thanks for stopping by,

  • Stamps: Turtle Present - 4218, Sending Early - 4702 from Hambo Stamps
  • Paper: Hero Arts (green), Georgia Pacific (white), Stampin' Up (teal)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Hero Arts Hero Hues - Black, Copic markers
  • Other: Spellbinders die, May Arts ribbon (from Ribbon Carousel), Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher staples


  1. Awesome! Love the green and your card is SO funny! I need this image. For someone who makes cards ALL the time, I never send Birthday cards ON time. LOL!

  2. I love your green card!! And I really need Turtle Present! I don't have him yet! Awesome post and cuteness in green, Libby! (Also loved the turtle joke, although my water turtle took offense!) :)

  3. WOW, your card is awesome Libby! I love the ribbon background and all of your elements. How fun that you're giving away the "Turtles" digi too -- EVERYTHING coordinates! LOL Great turtle joke too!

  4. Oh, I SO need to get that sentiment!! I love the colors and the layout of this card!!! Beautifully colored and the image is so cute!

  5. Libby I just LOVE your monochromatic green turtle card. Great idea to use a ribbon background!


  6. So cute Libby. Love the ribbon background & everything matches!

  7. Love the tricky (after all it is April 1st) sentiment! Great card.

  8. Libby you ladies are keeping me in stitches today! I was going to comment on how neat the background paper was when I saw your post about the Ribbon! What an interesting idea and it IS so pretty--pretty good verse for those of us that get too much on our plates right? Please come and join us at with our small blog hop also!

  9. The turtle tower reminds me of Dr. Suess' Yertle the Turtle.

  10. Cute image, cute ribbons, cute card, and the sentiment is great!! I had a good laugh, thanks! Truly, you're Treating us To The Turtles from Timbo?? Very Touching!! Thanks for sharing!

  11. So great!! This is me too!! I can't wait to get this one. I love how your background is all the ribbon and the monochromatic look!! Green is my fav!

  12. Awesome card. I like how you used ribbon instead of cardstock! I need that sentiment since I am always late with birthday cards!

  13. Libby, great card!!!. I love that everything is green. My favourite colour. That is a great sentiment, very useful for me!!!.

  14. What a fun turtle card! I do a turtle card that says, sorry I was so slow getting this to you. Happy belated birthday. I love the stacked turtles!

  15. Funny card, love the stacked turtles.

  16. Great turtle card! So funny and so me at times. I love the colors you used, goes so well. Love your jokes too.

  17. LOL!! this is such a fun card Libby! Love that sentiment and the turtle is too cute!

  18. That woven ribbon is awesome! Looks great on your card. I like it when people use different things on cards.. like you! a fabric (wel, ribbon) background. Great Idea!

    Those words are so true! I always forget to send birthday cards on time.. (shame on me)so that sentiment is perfect.

    Looked at some different cards on your blog to. You have a lot of different styles. And thats a good thing.

    I wish you a lovely day and a lot more inspiration for your cards to come. Keep up the great work :)

    XOXO Kim

  19. Love the ribbon BG- and the image is just darling!!!

  20. Hi Libby. I LOVE turtles!!! So I REALLY LOVE your turtle card! :-)

    Lori W :-)

  21. HI-larious!!!! That turtle is too cute...and that sentiment works for me too! LOL

  22. I LOVE that ribbon background. What a great way to maybe USE UP some of my stash. :D

  23. **fits of giggles**
    You're crackin' me up here! Love the card as well as the giggly jokes!


  24. I love the ribbon background that you used. This is really a cute card. I got a little chuckle out of that fractured funny. Thanks for sharing.

  25. Oh my goodness that is adorable!! And you couldn't have picked a better ribbon! :D Thanks so much for all your support! I truly appreciate it!!!


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