My name, Karin, was pretty common when I was growing up...just not the spelling. Unless you are of German heritage like I am. So, I have spent my entire life answering the question, "What is your name"?... With, "Karin...with an "i"! Who knew it would come in handy all these years later when I went to name my blog.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Hambo Hoedown has begun!

Hi Everyone! (and Happy Groundhog's Day too ;) )

Today marks the day of the first challenge at Hambo Stamps.  The challenge blog is named Hambo Hoedown and we would love if you played along with us in this, our first challenge.  Ready for the theme?  In honor of one of the biggest American holidays, it's FOOTBALL!  Here is my card for some inspiration and to get you going, errr...I mean "Hoedowning". The cute Football Girl digi is from Hambo Stamps and  I chose to use Green Bay Packers inspired colors, since I'm from Cleveland, it's impossible for me to root for the Steelers...I distressed the edges for a rough and tumble appearance, but since she is a cutie pie girl, I used flower papers and embellishments. The sentiment was cut from a piece of patterned paper.

Here are the challenge details:

The way the challenge will work is this: Starting this first week, we're going to give EVERYONE a free digi image. The theme is Football, and you can either use the free digi image we give you, or any other Hambo stamps to make a card that fits the challenge theme. The challenge will run for one week. At the end of the week, one winner will be chosen from a random drawing of all the participants, and that person will win his/her pick of a free digi image from our digital store.

But wait - there's more! EVERY person who plays in the challenge will be emailed another new digi image, which can be used for the week 2 challenge. The image will be offered free to all who participated the previous week, and then put on the website for sale once the free ones are distributed. Again, you'll be able to use that new image for the week 2 challenge, OR you can use any other Hambo stamp (rubber or digital).

This cycle will continue each week, so as long as you continue to participate in the challenges, the more free digis you'll rack up. If you miss a week, you can either purchase that week's digi image to get back into the loop, or you can work with another Hambo stamp, as long as you are loyal to that week's theme.

The challenges will change weekly, so one week might be a "theme" (i.e. "wildlife), one week might be a color combination, or a sketch, or have an embellishment requirement, etc. so there should be something to interest everyone at some point.

AND, there will also be extra prizes and incentives thrown in from time to time. For example, one week we might offer a sales code that will ONLY be publicized on the challenge blog, so if you don't drop by the challenge that week, you'll miss it.

Sound cool? What are you waiting for? Put on your dancing shoes and get over to the Hambo Hoedown and join the fun!

Good Luck :)

Other challenges this card is linked to:
Ooo-La-La-Three of a Kind
Paper Playtime-Anything Goes W/a digi
2 Sisters Challenge-Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Crafty Catz-Flowers
Digi with Attitude-Use a Person
Fuzzy Wuzzy-Anything Goes
Sew Many Cards-Green
Crafty Purple Frog-Distressing

Details not listed above-Paper: The Paper Company, Georgia Pacific white, unknown source, Markers: Copic, Embossing Folder & Die Cut: Cuttlebug, Punch: McGill, Nesties, ribbon and gem from my supplies.


TannyP said...

Love it! (And that you're cheering for the right team!) =)

This is such a great card, Karin.Perfect coloring and a super cute flower with that awesome bling!

Emily Leiphart said...

LOL, how absolutely adorable! I love that the girl has a mascot. Great colours and composition, Karin!

Hannah Clark said...

I love your card! The flower is so cute and I love the colours!

Judy Rozema said...

GO PACKERS! (I am a Cowboys fan, and can never be a Steelers fan! - Hubby is a GB fan!) Love your cute card!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is so cute and so timely w/ the Super Bowl this weekend. Great colors!

Silli said...

Wonderful card Karin, I love the colors, I love the stars...so pretty! Hugs

Melissa said...

Such a great layout! I love all of the "bling" you added...nice touches!

Lindsey said...

Who knew a football card could be so cute? Great design, love that little flower in the corner. I am the proud owner of a cheese head, thanks to my step-son... so go, Packers, go, I guess! :P

Doreen said...

Ooh this is a fabulous card.Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La.xxx

Joy said...

the colors on this are tooo fab! great layout too!

Dawn said...

Superb Card I love it! Thanks for sharing with us at Digi's With Attitude!
Dawn xxx


Hi Karen
a fabulous card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz for this week's challenge,
hugs Dianne xx

Netty said...

Great image, it makes a change to see a sports themed image for a girl. Thanks for playing along with our 'girls just wanna have fun' challenge at the 2 Sisters blog. Hope to see you back again next week. Annette xx

1CardCreator said...

This is adorable Karin! ~Diane

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Too cute! Love the clean layout and the colors. Thanks for joining us at Digi's With Attitude!

Wendi said...

Fabulous card
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Cheryl said...

I LOVE this card! Super cute image! I love your coloring. I especially like how you used PACKER colors. Go Packers!

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

Super Adorable project and awesome inking
It really shows off your talent…
Thanks for playing with the Queens at
Paper Playtime
The Scrapbooking Queen

Maria Matter said...

oh it's totally adorable Karin! But you used the wrong colors! ...says the Steelers fan! lol

thank you for playing along with us this week @ Paper Playtime!

Libby Hickson said...

Your card is so sweet, Karin!! And I love that you cheered for Green Bay just because you COULD NOT cheer for the Steelers, LOL!!

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