Thursday, May 28, 2009

Happy Birthday Joy!!!

Today is JOY's birthday! WAHOO!! You all know her from, eclectic Paperie, and most recently from Our Craft Lounge. She is just a beautiful person inside and out - and I am *thrilled* to be able to give Joy huge birthday wishes and participate in this fun SURPRISE for her!!!!

Eclectic Paperie and Our Craft Lounge have worked together on an EXCLUSIVE stamp set - ONLY available at eP!!! You can go HERE right now (Joy thought it was going up live tomorrow - but Daisy is SNEAKY - it is up for Joy's special day) to get it!!!

So a bunch of Joy's friends have made some fun eye candy for her as a fun surprise. You can go to Cami's blog HERE to see the list of all the girls participating. And then be sure to go to Joy's blog and wish her a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Hugs and tons of love going out to from me, Joy!!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

And the new winner is

The new winner for my OCL blog candy is:

#113 (as selected by

Heather said...
Your cards are totally adorable! Great job!
May 2, 2009 2:39 PM

Congratulations, Heather! You win the stamp set Summer Sweets.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Blog Hop Winner

Hi there! Last Monday I selected a blog hop winner for the OCL hop. I haven't heard from the winner as of yet. So I am going to give 24 hours from now for CraftyViolet to claim her prize. If the prize isn't claimed by 3pm EST on Tuesday, May 12, I will draw a new name.

Here is the info:

CraftyViolet said...Would definitely use this stamp set. Love your cards. Hope you pick me.May 1, 2009 3:45 PMSo - CraftyViolet -please contact me at - send me your name and mailing address. Your Summer Sweets stamp set will be coming directly from Our Craft Lounge! Congratulations!!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Not Quite Extinct

For the BLOG HOP WINNER, please see this post.

Happy Tuesday!

I have a card to share with you today that cracks me up! The stamp set I used is called The Tribe - by Our Craft Lounge. It truly is a funny and fun set. I sat down to play and remembered that my husband had picked up some burlap for me. I jumped right up and grabbed it - PERFECT! From there, the card was born. I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder for some texture on the cardstock. TOO FUN!

I am going to have to make a card using this set for my hubby to give to my Mom. They have a running joke - Dan is always telling her she is old. They adore each other - it really is just a joke. But as soon as I saw this set, I KNEW that it would be one I would have to have in my hot little hands.

Hope your day is FANTASTIC!

Monday, May 4, 2009

And the WINNER is . . .

The winner for the stamp set Summer Sweets from Our Craft Lounge was drawn by

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Timestamp: 2009-05-04 18:23:25 UTC

CraftyViolet said...
Would definitely use this stamp set. Love your cards. Hope you pick me.
May 1, 2009 3:45 PM

So - CraftyViolet -please contact me at - send me your name and mailing address. Your Summer Sweets stamp set will be coming directly from Our Craft Lounge! Congratulations!!!

Thanks to everyone for playing along and for leaving a comment. And a HUGE thank you to Cambria, Joy, and Kimberly, the Craft Lounge girls!!!
Come back tomorrow for another FUN card! :)

Friday, May 1, 2009

Our Craft Lounge Blog Hop and Blog Candy!

Happy Friday!!! I've been looking forward to today for many reasons - one of which is the RELEASE of new AWESOME stamp sets from Our Craft Lounge! 24 brand new sets! I've had the opportunity to play with these images already - now it's YOUR turn.

I know you've probably already heard the buzz about the new illustrator Debbie Corbari. I had the chance to meet Debbie, who is BFF's with my friend Bethie, at CHA in January. Those girls are FUN! Her sense of fun and her sweet personality flow through her into her illustrations for these stamp sets. This girl has talent and style! And she has SOMETHING ELSE EXCITING to share with you. But - you have to GO TO HER BLOG to find out what it is. Trust me - YOU WANT TO GO! :)

I have two cards to show you today. They are both using one of the new Our Craft Lounge sets called Summer Sweets. Yep - it's illustrated by Debbie! Here you can see a peek at the set in all its cute glory.

This first card is just so bright and summery! I used the first Sketch Challenge that OCL posted as my design and had fun.

The second card makes me want to run out and get an ice cream cone. YUM! This set is just so flexible - you can use it for scrapbooking and cardmaking. But you can also use it specifically for celebrating the Fourth of July, ice cream parties, birthday parties, etc. It's good for boys and girls. Limitless, I tell ya! I used some chunky glitter on the ice cream -it SPARKLES - oh so pretty! :)

*** So - would you like to get your hands on this hot Summer Sweets set??? Here's how - leave a comment here on my blog. Tell me your favorite place to vacation in the summer. On Monday at approximately 12 noon (Pacific Standard Time), I will have choose a winner and I will post it. Good luck!!! Please enter only once. ***

And now for the party! Our Craft Lounge is releasing 24 brand spankin' new stamp sets today. They are giving away one of each set! HOW? Below you will find a list of links to other bloggers. Each of us is giving away one set. So - get ready to hop, hop, hop - check out each blog and leave a comment.

Granny's Secrets - Diana Gibbs
Beauty and the Beach- Jeanne Streiff
Bubbles - Nancy Morgan
Oceans of Fun -Valerie Stangle
Sandy Sunsets- Vicki Garrett
Coastal Wishes- Denise Marzec
Garden Thoughts - Lila Holgate
Mice Friends- Holly McMillen
The Tribe - Pam Hooten
Flyin' Birthday - Jacqui Lines
Let Freedom Ring- Marianne Walker
Bees Knees- Carol Halvorson
Swingin' By -Debbie Corbari
Sunkissed - Deb Felts
Life's a Beach - Joy Kennedy
Bring on the BBQ- Cindy Lawerence
School's Out- Sherry Cheever
Bookworm - Kendra Wietstock
Nailed It - Bethie Silaika
All About the USA - Roseanne Knowles
Dino-mite - Kisa Peters
Game On- Cambria Turnbow
Back 2 School- Amber Hillman

Have a WONDERFUL weekend!