I hope you're ready to rock & roll, twist & twirl, and shake & gyrate, because you're about to embark on the "Sing Your Art Out" Hambo Customer Blog Hop! Our hop will be featuring cards inspired by song titles, and we've got some great songs to share with you! Consider the hop like your own little jukebox and see how many of these songs you can sing by heart. And you don't even have to win a dance-off to get a prize! One lucky hopper who leaves a comment at every blog in this hop will win a Hambo shopping spree, so make sure you let us know that you danced on by! We'll also be awarding one of the card-creators who played along, so if there is one stop that especially gets you up off your chair, let us know they have your vote! Winners will be announced here, as well as on our Hoedown blog on Wed., Sept. 21.
I'll start the hop off with a card that does double duty, because it represents two songs that I know got a lot of airplay in the 80s:
"Uptown Girl" by Billy Joel .... and "Sharp Dressed Man" by ZZ Top. Yep, both of these songs were hits when I was in high school, and I know I've belted 'em out in the shower more than once! My card features the "Dress Up" kids, as well as a portion of the "Sty-lish" pig sentiment. These kids aren't pigs at all (nor is that silk purse!) so I masked off the lower portion of the sentiment and hand-wrote "Stylish". I was hoping that tag looked a little like a price tag, because these designer, paper-pieced duds don't come cheap!
I couldn't stop at just one -- especially when I thought of a card that would tie in with this week's Hoedown challenge:
Can you guess this one? It's "Burning Down the House" by the Talking Heads! The Hoedown challenge this week was to use this House 2 digi image (or any other Hambo image) plus a household item. I chose a candle. I also used a real match to burn the edges of the computer-generated sentiment, so there's a chance I really WILL burn down my house if it wasn't snuffed well enough before I tossed it in the trash.
The complete "playlist" is below, so if you lose step at any point, you can come back here to catch the beat again:
Talk to the Ham - (You're here!)
And before you head off, remember that Hambo has a design team call open now. Details can be found HERE.
Now I think the next record is dropping, so hop on over to Gloria's blog to "hear" the next song!