Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Irish Blessings

Hi there! Happy Wednesday! Is the sun shining? It is here - and making me smile. Spring is coming - it HAS to be. LOL

So today I have two cards I made with the stamp set Irish Blessings by Our Craft Lounge. With a name like Heather McNally, you'd *think* I was Irish - but I'm not. My husband is, however. He's got the red(dish) hair and freckles to prove it!

The first card design just kind of popped into my head. Now THAT is something for me - I usually sit and think, think, think - and eventually just start playing. But this one just screamed out. I absolutely LOOOOOVE my Cuttlebug embossing folders! I wanted the card to have a fresh feeling, so I used mostly white with touches of green and gold. Oh - the gold - do you see the SPAHKLE (my Boston speak)?? It is the atyou Spica Glitter Pens - I *adore* them!

On the next card, I also used my atyou Spica Glitter Pens. I mean, you can't have GOLD that doesn't SPAHKLE!! I got out my Versamark so I could create a background on the Garden Green cardstock. I think it is so much fun creating my own backgrounds. I had a lot of fun playing with Nestabilities for this card. Adding a little black to the card really made it POP! Top it off with a button and call it a day! :)

I really had a lot of fun coloring these images. I am learning more as I play with my Copics. Looking forward to taking the Copic Certification Class in March to learn more. :)

All colored cardstock is Stampin' Up!
White cardstock is Neenah Classic Solar White.

Hope you all have a beautiful day!!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Granny speaks up!

WOW - everyone's response to the 28 new stamp sets that Our Craft Lounge released was AMAZING!! Thank you to everyone who entered my blog candy give-away!!

Here's a card I made using Granny's Support Team. OMG - this set CRACKS * ME * UP!!!!! I knew I was using this set. But what did I want to do with it???? Well - first I found the patterned paper. For the life of me, I can't figure out whose paper this is - it was a scrap. I loved the colors. So next - I looked at the sentiments - and I decided that the patterned paper was like wallpaper - and the sentiment would be a wall hanging. From there, I just colored and had fun!!

I glitterfied the panties - why not?!?! That just made it all that much more fun. I used my AtYou Spica Glitter Pens. Oh - am I thrilled to have those babies - they make me HAPPY!!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend! This week is school vacation in Massachsuetts - so I'll be hanging out with my boys. I'll see if I can get them stamping! :)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

And the winner is . . .

Hi stampers!! Thank you all for the wonderful comments!! It was so much fun to blog hop and see everyone's beautiful work with all the Our Craft Lounge stamps!!!!

I am a little bit late because of some technical difficulties.

So here's the winner of the Snail Mail stamp set from Our Craft Lounge . . .

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Timestamp: 2009-02-15 22:38:18 UTC

Karen said...
Great card. I love flowers for you but this set is soooooo cute!
February 13, 2009 9:42 AM

So - Karen -CONGRATULATIONS!! Send me an e-mail at with your snail mail (ha ha) address and the Snail Mail stamp set will be on its way to you. It is coming directly from Our Craft Lounge!!

This blog candy thing was fun! I think I'll have to do another one SOON!!

Happy Sunday!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday FUN!! Sign up HERE!!

Good Friday Morning!! Boy - is there some EXCITEMENT in the air! Not only is it Friday - who doesn't love that - but Our Craft Lounge is releasing 28 NEW STAMP SETS TODAY!! And wow - they are just AWESOME!! Click here to go check out the new stamps.

I am thrilled to be able to offer YOU one of those sets. It is called Snail Mail. And I have a sample here to show you just how much fun this set is. I loved coloring the snail in - he's just so stinkin' cute!!
So - what do you have to do?? All I ask is that you comment on this post - and tell me which of the new Our Craft Lounge stamp sets is your FAVORITE. You can enter one time on my blog - between now and Sunday, February 15th at NOON PACIFIC TIME. That is the time I will be drawing and posting the winner.

And there's MORE!!!! Our Craft Lounge is giving away ONE OF EACH of ALL 28 new stamp sets! WHAT???????? Yep - that's right! So here's what you can do. Visit each of these blogs for your chance to enter. OCL is BOMB, baby!!
Laurie Schmidlin
Kisa Peters
Sharon Harnist
Dianna Gibbs
Beate Johns
Lila Holgate
Charmaine Ikach
Shannan Teubner
Vicki Garrett
Joy Kennedy
Marianne Walker
Nancy Morgan
Kendra Wietstock
Cindy Haffner
Carole Burrage
Jeanne Streiff
Jane Bosi
Pam Hooten
Lisa Zappa
Broni Holcombe
Amber Hillman
Libby Hickman
Holly McMillen

So - what did I use on this super fun card? Here are the deets:

Stamps - Snail Mail (OCL)
Cardstock - Stampin' Up (colors) and Neenah Solar Crest White
Patterned Paper - Prima (The Sasha Paper Collection)
Ink - Distress Black Soot (Ranger)
Accessories - Copic Markers, AtYou Spica Glitter Pens, Nestabilities, May Arts ribbon, Prima flower, button

Hope you have a FUN-tastic Friday!!!