Monday, March 17, 2014

Come Hop With Us!

We're planning a Hambo Blog Hop - and we want you to join us!

We have a movie theme this time around, but not just any movie will do. Nope -- this time we want you to make a project featuring a pig's favorite actor .... Kevin BACON!!! (Get it??) 



Using any Hambo image, rubber, clear or digital, create a project that represents and depicts any Kevin Bacon movie. He's been a prolific actor, so there are lots of movies to choose from, but if you get stuck, check out his resume on IMDB for a list of all of his work. Bet you'll see some movies you'd forgotten about! (Why, oh why, wasn't he in "Grease"??)

The hop is scheduled for Friday, April 11, and is set to go live at 8:00 AM EDT. All blog hop posts must stay at the top of the page for that whole day. A prize will be awarded to the customer whose Kevin Bacon homage tickles the Bacon Bits’ fancy the most! The winner will be announced on the Hoedown blog, as well as on the Hambo blog on Tuesday, April 15.

If you are interested in participating, please email Monica at hambodesignteam@gmail.com by 10:00 PM EDT on Wednesday, April 2. The blog hop order will be emailed to you by April 7, along with some tips for writing your blog post. Please sign up only if you are sure you can follow through with a project. We'd love to have you be a part of the cinematic fun!

Friday, January 31, 2014

Hambo Stamps' 6th Annual Super Bowl Sale!!

Because Hambo Stamps has a special fondness for PIGskin, we're celebrating Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 2) by offering 30% off ALL regular-priced stamps! Because of the limited quantities of some designs, all orders will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

PLUS - We're offering a chance to win your entire order FREE (up to $100)! When you place your order, give us your best guess as to the FINAL point total of the game -- that is, the total of points that both teams have scored, added together. If more than one person correctly guesses the exact final point total, a random draw will determine the winner of those with the correct guess. If no one correctly guesses the final point total, it will go to the CLOSEST guess (over or under) -- again with a random drawing if there's more than one. Please note that while the 30% off sale runs for three entire days, only orders received prior to kick-off will be in the running for the free stamps. You must submit your point total guess with your order.

Other very important details to be aware of:

    • The sale will run from 12:01 AM Friday (1/31) to midnight Sunday (2/2). Though we are closed on Saturdays, orders will still be received, and will be tended to on Sunday.
    • Only in-stock stamps are eligible for the discount -- no back-orders available.
    • Digital stamps are also eligible for the discount, though you MUST use code "SUPER14" during the checkout for the discount to be applied. Unfortunately, we will not be able to issue a refund if you forget to use the code. If you're ordering anything besides digital stamps, please do a separate order for the digis so that you can check out automatically. If only ordering digital stamps, you can email us separately (orders@hambostamps.com) with your guess as to the final point total. (Please reference your digi order and provide your name if you email with a point guess.)
    • Free shipping does NOT apply during this sale, but all orders will be figured at actual postage rates.
    • To be eligible for the free stamps, your guess as to final point total MUST be received prior to the kick-off of the game (which will be approximately 6:30 pm on the East Coast; 5:30 pm Central; 4:30 pm Mountain; and 3:30 pm Pacific.)
    • Please be sure to include your name & mailing address with your order (even if you've ordered from us before), as well as proper item names & numbers. Include mounting preference (cling or bare rubber) if ordering stamps.
    • Payments for orders not received within 10 days will negate the discount.
    • The winner of the free stamps will be notified on Monday, Feb. 3. If the winner has already paid, the payment will be promptly refunded.
    • We have some other great deals available on our website (retiring stamps, stamping supplies). These can be included in your order, though there will be no additional discount applied to the already-low prices.
Sometimes with sales of this nature, there is the possibility of a large volume of orders. Rest assured that we will respond to your orders as quickly as possible; your patience is appreciated!

Go here to start shopping now: Hambo Stamps 
 
Enjoy your weekend, and enjoy the big game! Here's hoping everyone scores big! :)

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Celebrate HOGtoberfest!!

Once again it's "HOGtoberfest" time at Hambo Stamps! What is HOGtoberfest? It's a big sale event, where ALL of our stamps & supplies are discounted 30%. Digi stamps are included in this sale with the special code "HOGTOBER" AND we'll take an additional 30% off the sale prices on our "last call" and retiring stamps too!
 
With a sale of this nature, things could get crazy, so we do have rules and directions that apply during the sale to help keep it fair for everyone. 

SALE RULES

  • The 30% discount applies only to orders placed between now and midnight Sunday, October 13. 
  • The discount applies only to in-stock stamps and supplies, with no back-orders available. Items marked "Temporarily unavailable" means they are out of stock.
  • Orders will be filled in the same order in which they were received.
  • Please include all necessary information with your order: name, mailing address, product name AND item number if applicable, and mounting preference -- wood-mounted (M), cling-mounted (UMC) or bare rubber (B). If we have to email you back to ask for missing information, you might lose your order priority.
  • There is a limit of 3 sheets of cling cushion at the sale price. Additional sheets will be charged at regular price. 
  • There is a limit of 3 of each stamp design per customer, with the exception of stamps on the "Retiring" pages -- there is no limit for those.
  • Digital stamps are also eligible for the discount with code "HOGTOBER" which you'll need to enter into the appropriate field during checkout. When the code is entered, the prices should reflect the discount. Please note we can NOT go back and apply the discount if you fail to use the code during checkout.
  • If you are ordering rubber stamps or supplies in addition to digi stamps, please go ahead and check out with the digi stamps separately so that you can access them immediately. 
  • The free shipping offer does NOT apply during this sale, but all orders will be figured at actual postage rates.
  • Payments for orders not received within 10 days will negate the discount.
Sometimes with sales of this nature, there is the possibility of a large volume of orders. Rest assured that we will respond to your order as quickly as possible; your patience is appreciated!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Welcome to the Pig Pen!

We've loved our Bacon Bits and their creations so much, we convinced all of them to stick around for another season in the Pig Pen, so don't be surprised to see the familiar faces. But there's never any harm in adding a cherry on top, so we introduce our newest design team member ... Juliana Swanson!!!


Here's more about Juliana, in her words:

I am Juliana Swanson and I traded a box of my kids' baby clothes for my first paper-crafting supplies about 14 years ago. Along with 3 fabulous kids and the best husband in the world, I have found that stamping and color are my passions.  I love to try new styles, techniques, and mediums whenever I can. 
When I am not coloring, stamping or cheering for my distance runner family (they run-- I DON'T), I will have my nose in a book.
I am super excited to work with the incredible Hambo images as well as the talented Bacon Bits team!!

Though Juliana has been a "guest" designer with us before, she officially joins the Pig Pen today, with her first project and post at the Hoedown. Click on over and see how she interpreted the newest Hoedown challenge and gain some inspiration as you plan YOUR project! And you can see more of her fabulous work at her blog "Stampin' with Inky Fingers." Welcome Juliana!!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Hope You Can Cling To - October 2013



Hambo Stamps is honored to be a sponsor for Splitcoaststampers' 4th annual "Hope You Can Cling To" campaign, running the whole month of October. Have you heard of it? Here is a little introduction to the event, from Splitcoast:

Splitcoaststampers is proud to partner with the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center for our fourth annual month long card drive to benefit those affected by breast cancer.

Whether your stamps cling to acrylic, wood, or to your hard drive, they hold the power to convey hope and lift the spirits of anyone who sees what you create with them. That is the inspiration for our “Hope You Can Cling To” stamping campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


We are kicking this campaign off on World Card Making Day - a day of celebration of the power of a handmade card. We encourage papercrafters across the globe to put their talents to work creating beautiful handmade cards to send to patients and their families at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, and, in the process, turn our gallery pink!


Hope is powerful medicine. Here is part of a letter from MD Anderson after last year's event:


“On behalf of the breast cancer patients at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas I’d like to say thank you for the beautiful handmade cards that you sent to us! The “Hope You Can Cling To” month long campaign was very much appreciated. The volunteers in our Breast Center enjoyed filling baskets with these special cards. As they made their visits each day and introduced themselves to patients, they encouraged each to select one of your handmade cards. These special cards truly offered hope and lifted the spirits of everyone during Breast Cancer Awareness month! I personally have had the pleasure of opening each envelope. What beautiful work you all have done for our patients.” - Maggi Suttles, Assistant Director, Volunteer Services, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Many in our community have been affected by breast cancer, directly or indirectly. We would love for each of the patients at the UT MD Anderson cancer center and their families to feel this same encouragement and inspiration and we know this community always rises to a challenge.


There will be special challenges in our
Splitcoaststampers Hope You Can Cling To Challenge Forum to inspire you throughout the month, and we will have some fun giveaways, including of course, some pink!


We'll begin the campaign with three challenges on October 1st, and we will have challenges each day in October.


As a sponsor, Hambo has offered up four terrific prizes, which will be awarded thru SCS for challenge participants: two $25 site-wide shopping sprees and two $25 digi store shopping sprees.

And because you might need some stamping supplies to complete all of the fun challenges ahead of you, stay tuned for our fun annual "HOGtoberfest" sales event, coming soon! 

Now get out your stamps and GET INKY for a great cause!!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Blog Hop Winners!

What a fun time we had reliving the 80s (the 1980s, that is) during our "Hambo Time Machine" blog hop, and we hope that you did as well. If you missed our hop, please see the previous blog post. If you use all the links from my blog post, it will take you directly to each specific hop post along the way, without you having to scroll around looking for the posts. I'm sure you'll get a kick out of seeing the creative ways Hambo images were used to depict some iconic moments from the past.

As promised, we have some winners to announce. First up is the $15 Hambo digi shopping spree, awarded to a random hopper who left a comment at each blog along the way. 
Our random number generator chose commenter #4, meaning our prize goes to ..... Paula Riley!! Congratulations Paula! Please email me the list of digi images you'd like to have.

Our second prize is for the "Best in Show" creation -- awarded to the participant who made our favorite project, as voted on by the Bacon Bits. The winner of this hop's $20 Hambo site-wide shopping spree is ..... Kecia Waters .... for her clever depiction of the "Miracle on Ice." Congratulations Kecia! Please email me your list of the $20 worth of product from our store that you'd like.

Don't forget that a new Hoedown challenge kicks off today. We're changing up the way the challenge works, so stop by and see what's new.

Thanks to everyone who hopped with us, and left comments along the way. Have a great week!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Hambo Time Machine - Blog Hop!

Step into the Hambo Time Machine and go back with us to a time of silliness & decadence; glitz, glamour and NEON; big hair and parachute pants. That's right ... we're going to the EIGHTIES!!!

The Bacon Bits, along with some Hambo friends, have used Hambo images to create iconic moments in time from the decade of the 1980s. You might see songs, movies, TV shows, or even something else from the era represented. How many do you recognize? Hop along with us and see!

As usual with our hops, there are prizes to be won: a $15 shopping spree in our digi store will be awarded to a randomly-drawn time-traveler who leaves a comment at each of the blog stops along the way, and a $20 Hambo site-wide shopping spree will go to the creator of the project voted "Best in Show" by our Bacon Bits. Though we appreciate comments any time, the deadline for prize consideration comments is Sunday, September 22 at 5:00 PM CST. We'll reveal the winners on this blog, as well as on our Hoedown blog, on Wednesday, September 25 ... so don't forget to check back!

Now buckle your seat-belt as we flash back to 1983 to an iconic movie, which not only gave us a terrific soundtrack, but sparked a fashion trend...



FLASHDANCE!

Jennifer Beals played a welder by day, and a dancer by night. Remember the droopy sweatshirts? I'm pretty sure we owe that fad to this movie. The first time I ever saw break-dancing was a street-scene in this movie as well, and I was amazed that bodies could even move that way. Popular songs from the movie included "Maniac" by Michael Sembello and the title song "Flashdance... What a Feeling" by Irene Cara.

For my card, I used Hambo's Sweat Hog rubber stamp, along with the Stage background digi stamp. The pig appropriately wore leg warmers already, and I used a pen to draw in the sweatshirt over the leotard before I colored it.

Where in time will we go next? Click on over to SHERRY to see! And if you get lost or experience turbulence during the trip, the complete itinerary is below. Happy Hopping!

Talk to the Ham - (you are here)
Sherry
Lyn
Kecia
Deborah
Deanne
Lisa 
Kendra
Judy

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Come Hop With Us!

It’s a Hambo Blog Hop! And you can join us!

Our theme takes us back in time with the “Hambo Time Machine.” Using any Hambo image, either rubber or digital, create a project that represents and depicts the decade of the '80's! Maybe it’s your favorite movie, song, or TV show from that era. It could even be a book or fashion fad.

The hop is scheduled for Friday, September 20, and is set to go live at 7:00 AM CDT. All blog hop posts must stay at the top of the page for that whole day. A prize will be awarded to the customer whose 80's-themed creation tickles the Bacon Bits’ fancy in a "timely" way! The winner will be announced on the Hoedown blog, as well as on the Hambo blog on Wednesday, September 25.

If you are interested in participating, please email Judy at hambodesignteam@gmail.com by 10:00 PM CDT on Wednesday, September 11. The blog hop order will be emailed to you by September 16. Sample blog copy for the hop will be available after you sign up, if you desire to use it. Come take a trip back in time to the '80's with the "Hambo Time Machine" Hop!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Labor Day Sale!



Hambo Stamps is pleased to announce that now through midnight Monday, September 2, you can enjoy a 25% discount throughout our website. Sale prices will be applied to REGULAR priced items, including all stamps & accessories, while supplies last. Please note that there is a limit of 4 sheets of cling cushion at the discounted price. For our digital stamps, you must use code "25LABOR" for the discount to be applied.

When emailing your orders, please be sure to include your mailing address, so that the shipping fee can be calculated, as well as all item names & numbers, and your mounting preference, if ordering stamps.

Happy shopping, and have a fun & safe holiday weekend!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Surprise!!

Look! There is a surprise birthday blog hop in my honor, starting HERE. Hop along and leave comments for a chance to win a Hambo prize. :)

Monday, July 1, 2013

July Guest Designer!





Hambo Stamps welcomes Katie Brooks to the Pig Pen as our July Guest Designer! We are thrilled to have her joining us for the next five weeks at the Hambo Hoedown Challenge Blog.


Here is a little introduction in her own words:


I am a mom to a beautiful 5 year old and wife to a fabulous man.  I do HR work full time at a non-profit organization that seeks to find an HIV Vaccine.  When I am not hanging with the fam, friends, or working I love to get some crafting done.  I find that making cards (and other papercrafts too) is a excellent way to have a little me time.  Better yet, the result is a little piece of art made from the heart that I can then share with those I love.  I am SUPER excited to be a Guest Designer for the Hambo Hoedown, a big thank you to Hambo Stamps for having me!


Katie has won numerous blog awards for her cute and whimsical designs, and was a 2013 Paper Crafts Stamping Royalty Honorable Mention Winner. She has a fabulous blog, KB Stamps, and we invite you to visit her today and leave her some Hambo love! Her first post will be this Wednesday, July 3, at the Hoedown!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

New Arrivals!

Summer is here, and for many that means a little more time to relax and do some of the things we love. If stamping is one of your planned summer activities, then how about adding some fun new Hambo stamps to your crafting table?

New Arrivals:

We've not only restocked all of our rubber and clear stamps in the store, but we've also added some new designs of both. You can see all of the new arrivals here: New Arrivals


Some people say that while digital images are nice, they like to feel the stamp in their hands when they create. Our answer to that is adding some of the most popular digital images to our rubber & clear stamp collections. But you'll see that we also have some never-before-seen images & sentiments as well, including 4 new sets of Fractured Funnies, some new animals with coordinating sentiments, and for those who love the snark, the "walker" image can be a fun addition to any birthday card or envelope.


In the clear stamp additions, you'll find two sets of signature stamps, offering a variety of fun(ny) ways to sign off on your projects. There are also some sets just perfect for summer, such as the Gator, the Cool Cat, and Life-Saver sets. Our "Bacon Bits" have begun featuring projects made with the new designs, so take a peek for some great inspiration.


Vacation:

Please note that we'll be closing up shop for a summer vacation, June 28 - July 7. Though we won't be filling any orders during that time, any orders or correspondence received will be responded to immediately upon our re-opening on July 8.  Our weekly Hoedown challenge will continue on as normal during that time - come and play with us!


Continuing Sales:

We still have Retiring stamps remaining, with prices starting at 25¢ each for bare rubber. And don't forget that we have the last of our Wood-Mounted stamps available at a discount as well. This is a "Last Call" on these, as we will not be offering wood-mounted stamps once these are gone.


Thank you for your continued support!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Meet the Bacon Bits Team!

With the start of June is the beginning of a new term for our Bacon Bits. We have a bunch of familiar faces, especially if you play along in our Hoedown. Introducing our team, in alphabetical order, for June - September (click their names to go to their blogs):

Deborah


Jane


Jeannie


Jenn


Kendra


Lyn

These ladies will be showing off their first official projects for the term at our Hoedown on Wednesday, so come join us and see what they've cooked up for you!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Blog Hop Winners!!

We had a great time doing the "Battle of the Bands" blog hop, and hope that you did as well. If you missed our hop, please see the previous blog post. If you use all the links from my blog post, it will take you directly to each specific hop post along the way, without you having to scroll around looking for the posts. Trust me, it will be a lot of fun looking through the projects. :)

As promised, we have some winners to announce. First up is the $15 Hambo digi shopping spree, awarded to a random hopper who left a comment at each blog along the way. Our random number generator chose commenter #11, meaning our prize goes to ..... Mel!!
 
Congratulations Mel! Please email me the list of digi images you'd like to have. 

Our second prize is for the "Best in Show" creation -- awarded to the participant who made our favorite project, as voted on by the Bacon Bits. The winner of this hop's $20 Hambo site-wide shopping spree is ..... Sherry Hickey .... for her clever depiction of the "Moody Blues." Congratulations Sherry! Please email me your list of the $20 worth of product from our store that you'd like.

Did YOU want a prize too? Our new Hoedown challenge kicks off today. Come play along with us, and you'll receive a FREE digi image for participating!

Thanks to everyone who hopped with us, and left comments along the way. Have a great week!