Friday, January 27, 2012

Green Eggs and Hambo Blog Hop

Welcome to the “Green Eggs and….Hambo!” Blog Hop sponsored by Hambo Stamps! The Bacon Bits are here to help you start your New Year’s reading list off right with a little book title laughter and fun.

If you arrived here from Allison’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!

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 prize from Hambo Stamps!

We love comments anytime, but the deadline for prize entries is Tuesday, January 31 at 5 PM CST. Our current team will be retiring that day, and we will be welcoming a new Design Team AND celebrating the Hambo Hoedown’s ONE YEAR BIRTHDAY on February 1st. Blog Hop winners will be announced at the Hoedown on the 1st.

When picking a stamp to use for today's blog hop, I came across this adorable Amish image. I have always loved reading books about the Amish, and one in particular stands out, "Plain Truth" by Jodi Picoult (one of my very favorite authors!). So here is the card that I created to depict the book:

In addition to the Hambo digi Amish image, I used my new Mega Mat Stack #1 and Mat Stack #1 from PTI for the mats. The background was stamped with PTI's Tin Types. The impression folder is from SU, and the fence is a Martha Stewart punch.

The cardstock is all PTI and the ribbon is SU. The Amish image is colored with Copics.

And here's the inside....isn't the sentiment so funny/cute?!

In addition to the Bacon Bits, we are happy to show off some Hambo customer blogs as well. See below for the complete list of links to all the participants. Now head on over to Jen's blog to check out what book she is highlighting, I'm sure you're going to love it :)

Talk to the Ham

Jennifer S












Jessica (you are here!)

Jen N




  1. I love him and the super cute sentiment! I swear I've had that punch in my hand and put it back so many times...Always afraid I won't use it enough, but I LOVE it when I see it on cards. Great backdrop for him!

  2. Great card, and you picked the perfect sentiment!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Wonderfully sweet card. And, I liked that book, too. You should enter your card in the Passion for Papertrey challenge--inspired by a book.

  4. Cute! I love the image and the fence! And yes, the sentiment is funny. Really a great card!

  5. I've never heard of this book or author, so that's one more to add to my reading list (I'm up to 4 additions so far in this hop!) I love what you did with the Amish guy, and the fence is a cute addition. Great job with this theme! :)

  6. The fence is the perfect backdrop for this image! The red gingham is a nice pop of color, too. Very cute, Jessica!

  7. OMG jessica -- love this card -- AND ---jodi is my favorite too, and plain truth has to be my favorite -- so far. looking forward to lone wolf's release soon! i was hoping along and this made me excited -- LOL! :)

  8. Aawww!!
    such a great card...
    love the image and sentiment!
    I LOVE Jodi!!!
    Love, love, love...
    she's one of my most favorite authors ever!
    And Plain Truth was a good one...
    though My Sister's Keeper...
    on the floor in tears...
    couldn't breathe!
    Rated very high on my all time favorite book list!

  9. Your card made me smile. He is so cute and the fence gives the perfect touch!!!. Great job!!!

  10. You know, I enjoy reading those books too! What a great way to showcase this stamp and sentiment!

  11. I love that you chose this image for "Plain Truth" - such a fun idea! And your card came out great!

  12. I love that book. What a CREATIVE card! Fantastic job! Love the ideas and techniques that you pulled into the card. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Great creation. And the card looks very Amish to me. That saying is just too perfect.

  14. I agree, the fence is such a nice touch!

  15. Great card! I love the picket fence. The saying is cute!

  16. Love your picket fence and your coloring is awesome! Super job! I have enjoyed working with you these past 4 months! Let's keep in touch!

  17. I love all of the texture! Fabulous card!:)

  18. Great card! I love the tin type stamping on the blue background. Looks great!

  19. Wow how perfect are the image and sentiment for your book! Superb job on the coloring and I love all of the details on the layers!


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