Saturday, May 25, 2013

Hambo Stamps Nerd



Welcome to our Operation Write Home Memorial Day Weekend blog hop!

Our theme for this hop is Thank You cards based on Operation Write Home sketches, if you visit my blog to see my cards regularly you know I love sketches!  


I'm not going to spend a lot of time "talking" today because there is so much eye candy to see on this hop, I do have a supply list below if you are curious about the products I've used to make my card.

Supply List:
Papers:  Via Vellum Black & Cyan, World Win Treasures Smoke, Doodlebug Design Lipstick Dotted Line
Ink:  HP LaserJet
Copic Markers:  Skin – E000, E00, E01, E11, R21, Hair – YR21, E34, E25, Shirt – B00, B02, B14, Pants – E41, E42, E43, E44, Belt Buckle – C0, C2, C3, Glasses – BG0000, G0000, B0000, Shoes – W0, W1, Flowers – R81, R83, R85, YG01, YG13, YG25, YG67
Tools/Accessories:  Spellbinders Square die, Papertrey Ink Envelope Liner die



I used OWH sketch #99 for my card layout.


...and I have blog candy!

Leave a comment so I can draw a winner for my blog candy Monday evening - good luck!

Most of all, have fun hopping =)

Thanks for visiting my blog today -

151 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Hi Jan, you have done a fabulous job coloring this card and brought in all the colors from your papers. I have to say I especially love his eyes and glasses. There is just something about them that makes me smile. Enjoy your weekend.

sherry varga said...

I just love the nerd. His glasses are awesome!!! Thanks for supporting Operation Write Home.

sherry varga said...

Love the nerd guy. His glasses are so cute!

Kristin said...

Love the card. The layers really make it pop. I'm sure the heroes (and their families) appreciate each and every card from OWH.

Robin said...

Jan as always love the coloring on your adorable image! Thank you for everything you do for OWH

~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

Hi Jan!
So excited to get to spend a minute with you here! Your card is gorgeous (as they always are)! I always enjoy your coloring and color choices!
Beautiful!
Blessings and hugs,
Antoinette

Jean S said...

What a fun card! Will a smile to everyone's face! Your coloring is always so amazing.

Tigerberry said...

I love your little nerd stamp. He is so cute. I especially like the color you used for inside his glasses. He brought a smile to my face. Thanks.

Sybrina K said...

Jan, Love your interpretation of the sketch -- and especially love the matching lining for the envelope.

Thanks for all you do for OWH!

Brittany Snoke said...

Ahh that little guy is so cute! I love him!

Melanie Rozwood said...

This is cute. I like the colors you chose.

Donna Nuce said...

Fantastic card! Love the coloring on your little nerd guy and love the bright background papers. Thank you for blog candy! I wasn't organized enough this time around to offer blog candy. Have a great day and thanks for supporting OWH.

Tigger a(r)t work said...

*hihi* lovley NerdBoy :), the end of the pants make me laugh!!
and thanks for the chance to win your candy :))
Hugs
Tiggerchen

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

I love your little nerd.... super OWH card!

madamewong said...

How cute is he? (I have a sort of weird snorty laugh in my head now.)

Tammy said...

OMGosh Jan, that little nerd is so cute! Beautiful paper and awesome coloring as always! I hope you are doing well!
Tammy x

Barbara Greenberg said...

Such a quirky little guy. He is so cute and you coloring is fantastic

KellyRae said...

What a darling nerdy card. A touch of humor is always welcome. thanks for the chance at your candy...wow.

Marsha said...

Such a fun card. Will definitely bring a smile to the recipient. Candy looks awfully good (and plentiful).

Cindy Lawrence said...

Haha... He is DARLING! Love the papers, fun image, and beautiful coloring!

Rufus said...

Your card just made me smile! I'm sure it will have the same effect on everyone who sees it. Thanks for supporting OWH and our Heroes. Also thanks for the chance at some yummy looking candy and calorie free to boot!
Happy Memorial Day!
R/

Stacy B said...

OMG...the nerd is fantastically adorable! I have got to go track him down (thanks for the supply list). This card will surely brighten someone's day! Thanks for joining in the blog hop and for the chance for the candy.

Jen R said...

Definitely a card to bring a smile!!! Love the give-away...love Wood Stamps!!! Thank you for supporting OWH!!!

Andrea T said...

Love the nerd! Your coloring is amazing!

Andrea T said...

Love the nerd! Your coloring is amazing!

Verna Angerhofer said...

So cute and darling. You colored that image to perfection. This sure made me smile so I know some soldier will love it as well.

Debbie Caldwell said...

I got a giggle out of this, that nerd is adorable, this is a great card. Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH

Dana D. said...

Well isn't that nerdy guy just too cute. What an adorable card. The colors you used are terrific too. And........what an amazing give away. Thank you so much.

Cindy Sartain said...

Adorable card. How did you get a stamp of my Dad? Like the paper in the envelope to match.

reflections:0) said...

Oh my word! LOL That is just so cute. Nice job on the coloring and great card all around.

reflections:0)

Jen said...

Hey Jan, I just love this geeky guy. He made me chuckle (out loud)! Great job; I always look forward to seeing your cards.
Jen
jennifer.mueller409 at gmail dot com

mypurplehouse said...

This is precious Jan!! I just got this Nerd and I totally LOVE him. Your coloring is great and I love the added touch of the lined envelope - I need to try to remember that! Thanks for sharing!
Lyn

Jean M said...

NERDS RULE!!! HA HA Great card!

September Whisenant said...

I am a total newbie at coloring so I have to say how impressed I am with yours. Your card is adorable and sure to bring a smile to everyone who sees it. Thanks for sharing!

JPScraps said...

This is way too CUTE! Love the stamp :)

Carol L said...

I just love this cute little guy and his mischievous grin :) You've colored him to perfection Jan, and I'd love to take a peek into that big box you've packed up for some lucky person! What a wonderful gift!

Sylvia said...

Fun card, Jan and lovely coloring. TFS and have a wonderful weekend. #133

Misty said...

Jan he is SO adorable and your wonderful talent for coloring brings him to life!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://delitefulsuds.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Joanne Travis said...

So fun and colorful!!
Thanks for supporting OWH!

paula said...

Love your card! I just love Hambo stamps! Great coloring..thanks for giving your colors. I'm a beginner and need all the help I can get! :)

stampursocksoff.com said...

I swear I went out on a date with this guy. Looks so familiar with the goofy look and flowers!

Great card! The image breeds smiles! TFS

Rhonda Miller said...

I love your card. I got a little giggle from the fun image. TFS.

Tami B. said...

Aww, bless his heart. At least you made him look really cute w/ your wonderful coloring. You did a great job on this card.

Monica Hunter said...

This is super cute Jan, and a great way to say thanks to the troops. I love this image so much, he will be a part of our upcoming rubber stamp release. :) Thanks for all that you do for OWH!

Susan Strawser said...

how goofy but so cute! I think the dark cardstock really helps the image to stand out.

Lisa Oliver said...

I love this guy! and I really love how you have used him with this sketch and the DP tied in with the flower is awesome! Nailed it!

PS...pick me, pick me! lol

Operation Write Home said...

Oh this just made me GRIN! I love nerds...I am one!!! Thanks for all you do for OWH, Jan!!
Sandy, OWH Exec. Dir.

Sarah said...

Oh so cute! Love this! I am a fan of this big ole nerd and your awesome coloring!

garnett said...

He is sooooooooooo cute. Love the card.

postalorphan said...

This is a fabulous card - love how the matting makes the colors pop! And he's such a cute nerd!

Robin Clendenning said...

oh so cute!! love that little guy! Colors are great!!!!!

Jules said...

As usual Jan, you have another lovely card to share - Julie (from Facebook) Romano :)

Sue Kinman said...

I love the nerdy guy but my real favorite is the color combination. I would have thought that I would have had to use more masculine colors. You showed me otherwise.

Amelia Andrade said...

Great image on the card Jan. He's so nerdy cute! I just want to pinch him! Love your blog scripture too. Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy, looks like a lot of great goodies! Can't wait until Monday night to hear who won! TFS! (Amy A. #118)

grandmax2 said...

Really like the background and the envelope liner.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

That is one silly cute funny image. I love it. TFS

RoseofGold said...

NERD FTW! It's such a sweet card.

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

Love your nerd guy! In fact, I think I may know him - LOL! Great image and coloring. Love how you lined your envelope with the same designer paper as the background on your card. Great layering, too - really makes everything pop. Thank you for sharing your card! ~ Marilyn

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

too cute! whoever gets this will have their day brightened so much!

Patricia Chalas said...

lovely card love the papers used and the nerd images!!!

great job!

NJ Stamping Queen said...

The nerd guy looks so sweet--he brought a smile to my face. thanks for offering blog candy. you can contact me at mflayer at comcast dot net if I win. Happy Memorial Day Weekend! :) Marie (OWH #119)

Becca Whitham said...

Took me a second to realize that the patterned paper on the left (that I couldn't figure out what part of the sketch it was from) was a lined envelope! Duh!! :) Love your work, as always. Thanks for participating in the OWH Blog Hop!

Sharon Russo said...

Adorable nerdy little card. Thank you for sharing.

MaryS said...

too cute - makes a perfect thank you card - thanks for sharing and supporting OWH

Patti J said...

Lol...I smiled out loud when I saw this! Cuteness! Thanks for sharing!

Erika said...

Your card is hilarious! Mounting him against that purple paper adds to the nerdiness. You can exclude me from the Blog candy drawing, but I wanted to stop by and comment on your great card.

Miriam Prantner said...

He totally cracks me up! This card will be a big hit!

Paula S. said...

LOL, love your nerd Jan and such fabulous coloring as usual. I want you to know that I finally gave in and bought this Papertrey envelope liner die... It's all your fault and I am absolutely sure it will be one of my all time favorites. I've always admired the beautiful coordinated finishing touch it adds to your fabulous cards! Thanks for all you do as part of the OWH Blog Team!

Cindy's Card Co said...

Love the pants on the guy!! How many of our hubby's are going to look like that some day! I love how you put pink with a guy, who would have thought... you know I always love your cards, I still have one of yours you sent me displayed in my craft room.

Cherie said...

That's one of my favorite Hambo images. He totally reminds me of my husband lol. I love the bright colors you used.

scrappingnana said...

What a fun card. Such a cute image. TFS

Ann said...

My goodness, what an adorable nerd guy!! Just awsome!

JoAnn P said...

Love that background paper.

Robin B. said...

Cute card, love the image and the striped paper.

sarahstone said...

What a funny looking little guy on your card! Great job with the colors and everything.

Jessie said...

Super cute card. That nerdy guy cracks me up.

Heather Grow said...

He is sooooooo cute! I love your coloring.

Annie Wills said...

Great image and beautiful coloring...thanks so much for sharing this! Love the matching envelope too.

Penny L. said...

funny guy! nice job with the coloring of him...I can't pull that stuff off, but you did wonderfully!

Penny L. said...

first post isn't showing? so I'll post again. just wanted to say how great your coloring of the funny guy is! I'm not a copic coloring gal, but am impressed by those who can do this!

Studio Diva said...

Pink stripes and a cute nerd ... LOL, how perfect! Love it. Thanks for sharing, and thank you for the generous giveaway!

msalmon said...

Cute Image, what a fun card....beautiful coloring

Leslie Hanna said...

Great coloring, and wow, you even lined the envelope! (leslie #113)

PS; I don't want to win as I'm mid-purge here. :)

Mary Ellen Driggs said...

I love your take on the sketch.

I'm sure it'll put a smile on a heroes face.

Hugs,
M.E.

Ginny said...

That little nerd is downright adorable!
Thanks for listing colors you used - you did an amazing job coloring him!!

Patricia H. said...

This guy really stands out against the bright striped background! I like how you lined the envelope to match!
Thank you for all you to do support OWH! :)

ajsdigishoppe said...

Great coloring, very cute card :)
Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH!

Amanda :)
www.ajsdigishoppe.com

April Story said...

That image is adorable! Great job coloring. April

Camille Short said...

A truly cute card.

Janice said...

What a fun stamp! I'm a nerd but don't look quite like that. LOL.. thanks for the happy card inspiration.

Craft-A-Holic Momma said...

OMG! That nerd is to die for! Super cute!

Kim OConnor said...

What a fun card! Made me laugh:) Great coloring and I love the bright papers! oconnorfarms(at)comcast(dot) net

Kathy Ashworth said...

Great image, didn't know Hambo had gone digital.--great card.

Margaret said...

He is too cute! Your coloring is wonderful and I love the matching insert in the envelope!

Mare said...

I love that nerd!!!

cissymurphy.com said...

Oh, that nerd is hilarious! Love it! As always, your coloring is wonderful and your card is perfect. I always love seeing your work and you did not disappoint today...er.....yesterday. LOL Thanks so much for sharing and for commenting on my posts. xoxo

cissymurphy.com said...

Jan, that nerd is just hilarious. Your card is just great! I always look forward to seeing your work and you definitely did not disappoint today...er...yesterday! LOL Thanks for sharing and thank you for always leaving such kind comments on my posts.

barbara macaskill said...

Love the Nerd! He is adorable! Somebody is going to have a big smile on their face when they see this cutie! TFS! macaskillbarbara at yahoo.com

Kelly said...

What a cute nerd, he reminds me of my son!!!

Barb said...

too cute nerd card-love it

Sheila said...

Adorable! Thanks for the giggle. :) Have an awesome weekend.

Crafting Adventures said...

Great coloring as always! Really cute card!

lesleysoriginalthings said...

That nerd is absolutely cute. And I like the idea of lining the enevolope. Good job.

lesleysoriginalthings said...

That nerd is absolutely cute. And I like the idea of lining the enevolope. Good job.

lesleysoriginalthings said...

That nerd is absolutely cute. And I like the idea of lining the enevolope. Good job.

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

What a cute nerd. (Is that an oxymoron?)

Dodge3670 said...

OMG...too funny. Excellent coloring. Your card put a smile on my face. Nicely done. Thank you for sharing.

Lee Owens said...

Love the little nerd looks like one of my old boyfriends. This is an aewsome card

Pam said...

Nice card and lovely coloring.

Renee said...

Oh my goodness Jan I love this! You color so good and your cards always turn out great!

Linda said...

Perfect coloring as always...great take on the sketch...reminds my of a tshirt my niece has...I "heart" nerds. Super fun...tfs!!!

Nancy M said...

OMGosh, Jan--this is SO cute!! I LOVE how you lined the envie but also the whole card is so well-coordinated, as always! Nice job, as usual! Thanks for you loyalty to OWH and the chance for blog candy!! (I SO hope I win!!) RBBRRMQN at YAHOO dot COM

Colleen Schaan said...

Great way to use the sketch. Adorable card!

Dolores said...

Wonderful job as always, Jan. Perfect choice of paper and colors to set off that nerdy image.
Thanks for all you do for OWH.

Patti said...

Nerds rule the world! Your card is pretty cute!

Kelley said...

Oh, I love your nerd! The recipient is going to love his as well.

Susan said...

that nerd is just too cute!!! and I am glad I saw your take on the sketch. I would never have figured to put the sentiment in the little square!

PatsyB said...

This little guy looks like one of my blind dates in high school! He actually worked for his dad's funeral home! Just think: I could have had children that looked like this stamp!!! I love the card. Whoever you send the card to will have a great laugh! Thanks so much for sharing your creations with us! I will definitely have to get this stamp image!

PatsyB said...

This little guy looks like one of my blind dates in high school! He actually worked for his dad's funeral home! Just think: I could have had children that looked like this stamp!!! I love the card. Whoever you send the card to will have a great laugh! Thanks so much for sharing your creations with us! I will definitely have to get this stamp image!

Karenladd said...

Ha ha...this card is so darn cute! That little thankful nerd is adorable from his glasses down to his shoes!

Barbara said...

I love your cards! I see them a lot on the Sunday sketch challenges. Love your coloring and this little guy looks so nerdy friendly. It just all comes together for a really good card!

SHartl said...

That funny little nerdy guy cracks me up with his too-high pants and glasses! Great fun card!

rstuck2003 said...

AWE, he's just too cute!! I LOVE the paper (purple is my favorite color). This card is one of my favorites so far. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance at the blog candy.

Dotti's Hobbies said...

Cute, Jan! :) That patterned paper and sketch is perfect for your little nerd guy! Lol! Thank you for supporting, and being involved in, OWH. ~Dotti H., OWH Board member

Colleen said...

Cute card. Nice colors! love how the flowers and the striped paper match.

patti said...

I just love your nerd as soon as I saw this card it made me smile!

Michele from MS said...

Awww isn't this little guy the cutest thing ever? Never would have thought to use pink but you rocked it! I love the color coordination and your shading is brilliant! The black mats really make it pop. Thanks so much for sharing!

Sue D said...

What a fun image--great coloring and papers.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Angelica Chambers said...

NERDS! He is soooo cute! I like this card so much! TFS ands for helping with OWH! And tthank u for adding blog candy into the mix! Yay!

Lynn said...

That little guy is so darn cute! I love how you color your images and the colors you use are so bright and happy. Thank you for supporting OWH and have a great weekend!

heather said...

Such a cutie - and that pink background paper, neat ! Thanks for sharing and making cards for the heroes !

heather said...

That pink background paper behind your cute nerd, and inside the envelope, too - neat ! Thanks for sharing and making cards for the heroes !

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Wow... Your card is wonderful. The colors are so bold and I love the combo you used. What a cute image too. Thanks for joining in and offering up some awesome candy. Thanks for the chance.

Marybeth said...

Adorabel card and sweet image , love your coloring too!

Diane said...

The image is fabulous- but what you did with it-- super, uber cool! I love your coloring and all the paper choices! You ROCK Jan!!!!

Nancy Boyd said...

This is a really cute card. I love the nerd (I think I went to school with him) Great job on the coloring.

Nancy Boyd said...

oops hit enter too soon. I really like the envelope liner to match the card such a simple thing that adds so much

leslierahye strickland said...

Your nerd image is SO CUTE! I love your coloring! Thank you for sharing your card! Love the sketch and how you used it!

Marilyn in Michigan said...

What a bright, cheery card! Cute.

BobbisTreasure said...

Great coloring on a great image. Love how you added the detail to envelope - a wonderful surprise!

Sammantha said...

So cute. He reminds me of Chucky from Rugrats.

Mary-Anne V said...

What a fun card...love the image and the fun paper.

silvia said...

Cute card!!! LOVE the nerd!!

Kigz said...

Oh my gosh what a cute image! I really like your silliness and the colors you used! :)

Beth F. said...

Your card is so neat!
Beth F. OWH #114

lakeslady said...

Just get those teeth LOL Love the bright colours too!
It might be after the weekend here in the UK, but I just wanted to support such a good cause.
"Like the ivy and the wall, together we stand united we fall"

Cheri said...

Love this card...he's so cool and your coloring is awesome!

Ruza Rebel said...

What a FUN card! Love the nerd and the DP you used, and that you lined the envelope! TFS!

Paper Blessings said...

Oh wow! Hambo! I have some of their fun stamps! :) They are such a great company. :) You just made that nerd so adorable! :)

PoJo said...

So cute! Love your style! Thanks for sharing!

ptucker6 at cox dot net

Julie said...

LOL that nerd is awesome! Love this card!