Skip to main content

December Bombshell Hop and a New DICC!

Happy New Year!!! Today is the Bombshell Stamps Hump Day Hop...even thought it's not on our typical "lat Wednesday of the month." A few folks needed a bit more time (busy Holiday season and all) so we decided to push the hop back a few days to give you as many projects to check out as possible. Also, since it's the first, it's time for a new Desert Islands Crafters Challenge! This time, we are sponsored by Rick St. Dennis.
Let's start with the Bombshell Hop. December's Hop theme was "Make it a Gift." Meaning, no cards! Here's my creation.

I used Love and Luck for this layout of my daughter. I intend to give it to my mom as part of an ongoing gift for my mom....but I am worried that it may find it's way into one of my own albums. ;)

I colored the 3 swallows and the banners with watercolor markers and Copics.

The colors are off in this pic...they are a little too dark. But I wanted to see a closeup of my cutie from when she was 2, and the swallows.

I tried to mimic the colors in her shirt. It makes me sad that she doesn't fit into that shirt anymore. It was one of my favorites. I thought gray on a little girl's flowery shirt was so unusual and cool. Here is the full Bombshell Hop list.

And now on to the newest DICC.  Again, we are sponsored by Rick St. Dennis this time around. And, if you've been checking out my side bar lately, you will see that I am now on Rick's eam Glitter! Here's the Itinerary. 

  1. Countdown
  2. Fireworks
  3. Party
  4. Dancing
  5. Music
  6. Something New
  7. Glitter
  8. Gems
  9. Black & White + one colour
  10. Anything But a Card
I used Snow Queen as my image. The numbers I worked with were 6, 7, 8, and 10.

She is SO pretty! I really enjoyed coloring her. I made a wall piece....she's just right for this time of year when the holiday decorations are all down, yet you still need something a little fancy.  

I used some Ice Stickles because the glitter is so chunky and fabulously holographic. But t's still really hard to photograph! So please excuse some of my out of focus pics...I wanted you to see where I put the glitter.

The piece is about 7 inches high. This is something my Mother in Law would have liked.... I thought of her as I was making it. 

I hope you enjoy the rest of the Bombshell Hop and that you will join us over at DICC. Thanks for stopping by! Happy New Years!!!


GlitteryKatie said…
Great projects Alison! Awww kids grow up so fast..your DDs such a cutie!
GlitteryKatie said…
Great projects Alison! Awww kids grow up so fast..your DDs such a cutie!
Kim said…
Awesome projects!
Kathi said…
Wonderful layout that showcases that adorable photo of Rhi. I love how you colored the swallows.

The wall hanging is truly lovely. Your coloring of the beautiful image is fabulous and the textures of the lace and glitter are gorgeous.
I'm sure your mom will love the scrapbook layout of your daughter. I love the swallows holding up the picture.

Your snow queen is absolutely beautiful.

Popular posts from this blog

Christmas in July with Imagine Crafts & Stencil Girl!

Hello! Have you heard? The Imagine AIRs have been hopping with Stencil Girl! If you have been here before, you know I loooove me some stencils, so this collaboration was very exciting for me! The teams are hopping for 3 consecutive Saturdays, and this is week 2. I have the entire list of hop links at the bottom of the post. Be sure you don't miss anyone! I decided to to create an extra large gift tag with my new stencils. Using red cardstock, I taped down the Journal Texture #8 Stencil  and inked it up with Golden Glitz Delicata ink . I promise you, this is the BEST gold ink you will ever use! The Journal stamp only has 2 diamonds on it (it's a 4x4" stencil), so after I inked up the first pair, I moved over the stencil, lined it up, and inked again. Next I wanted to do something textural with the Urban Insiders Star . So I took some evergreen cardstock, taped down the star, and slathered on some yummy Iridescent Green Creative Medium . After the medium dried, I ga

Deco Art and Andy Skinner Hop

This is a very exciting week for the Stampendous team! We are hanging out with the ultra cool Deco Art Mixed Media team, each using each other's products to share some incredible creations with you. These companies go hand in hand, so using each other's products is easy. And the results are amazing. We are of course featuring Andy Skinner's stamps, who is the DecoArt International Education Coordinator.  And yup, there are prizes! But I want you to go to the Stampendous Blog for all of that info. The link is at the bottom of the post. Now, on to my project. I made a cool wall hanging today. I started off with a piece of MDF and I drilled 2 holes, and covered it with DecoArt's white Gesso. After it dried, I used Andy's Alcohol and Media fluid Acrylics Layering Technique. You can check out his how-to video HERE . Needless to say, it's a great technique, and I loved doing it. Once I finished with the aforementioned technique, I sealed the piece w


Greetings! I don't have a project to share with you today, but rather, an announcement. I have decided to completely revamp my blog, and move it to a new site. I've been blogging at 21st Century Pillow Book for over 10 years now, and it's been wonderful. But the "Pillow Book" aspect got lost somewhere along the way. If you don't know what that is, read my description in the blog header, or do a quick search. They are really very cool. Anyway, I thought it was due time for me to work on a new blog, more of a brand, etc. So, I invite you to now join me over at . I've still got some polishing up to do, and a whole lot of learning, as WordPress is completely different from Blogger, but I am really excited for this new site. I've wanted to do this for a long time, and I am happy to finally be getting it done. Bear with me as I figure out the best way to make it all look and flow. I thankfully have some help with that. But I think you