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 random.org 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!

138 comments:

KanataNewf said...

Love the cupcake and the ice cream cone. As for favourite place to vacation in the summer? It is always nice to head back to Newfoundland, where I grew up.

DeeDee said...

OMG! How CUTE! Vacation place for summer...anywhere with a beach and white sands!

Debbie said...

EEEEEK! You are DA BOMB baby! I just LOVE ya! L-O-V-E YA! MWAH!

Talk about TALENT! These cards are rockin! Love 'em both (but I am a suckeh for spahkles!) LMAO!

Vacation spot? Outer Banks baby! WAHOO! (don't count me in the giveaway though! LOL!)

chelemom said...

Love these!!! So darn cute!!! My favorite place has to be Disney World. I know that sounds silly, but the kids and me love it!

Laura said...

These cards are great. My favorite place to vacation in the summer is Brainerd, Minnesota.

Kar said...

Love this card!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

BEAUTIFUL coloring!! I especially love that yummy glitter on the ice cream cone. Awesome!

Janet L. said...

Wow, what great cards! The stamp set is wonderful, includes so many summer images to use. My fave place in the summer is around our pool where we can just vege out! Thanks for the chance to win!

rmmcmt said...

I love the stamps. Super cute! My favorite place for summer vacation. Well, lets see. I live in Minnesota so I suck up the summer as much as I can because it only lasts for about a month, haha. But it would have to be a drive up Hwy 61, from Duluth to Grand Maris. It runs along the shore line of Lake Superior, so many places to stop and picnic and play with my kids. It is really great.
I hope I win, I have never won anything before.
Christina

Jennifer Scull said...

what a great set, and I really like the cards that you have made with it!

well, since hubby is the Director of a camp, we don't get summer vacations. and he was a pro golfer prior to that, so no summer vacations then either! ;) so I guess I would have to say that HOME is our fave place to be in the summer! :D but really - the whole fam works out at camp and loves it! we have some of the very best friends in the world that come back every year! we are quite blessed!

Jennifer G. said...

My favorite is the ice cream card! I LOVE to take the kids to the beach--for an hour or all day! Always relaxing and tons of fun. Thanks for sharing!

carpediem said...

Love these summer stamp images! Great job on the cards! laura j

QC said...

SUMMER vacation? I haven't had one of those in years. But........I'd have to go with ....

WISCONSIN :)

Dawn said...

Really cute card! My favorite place in the summer is the beach. It is only an hour away and I could spend every day there.

Tracey said...

Love your card! I don't know where my fave place to vacation is - never done it! I do enjoy camping with my family though! :)

naturecoastcrafter said...

We have needed a good firecracker set in the industry. This looks great. My favorite vacation place is always the beach, the water, the sand--in it, on it, loving it.

Sharri C said...

Nice cards, I love the sweets! SharriC

terriavidreader (USA - IN) said...

Cute cards! My favorite vacaation spot is at the beach, any beach since I live in the midwest!

Janet said...

This is a nice one!

Nessa said...

Cute set! My favorite vacation spot(of the very few vacations that I've had) is a tie between Gulf Shores, AL (beach) and Townsend, TN (mountains).

angelnathalie said...

Love this set it is so cute. My vacation place for the summer is our camping trailer and Wasaga beach Ontario.

Nathalie
natguca@yahoo.com

Karen said...

What a great 4th set! My DH's birthday is the 4th!

Lenoria said...

Very bright and cheery card! Vacation is anywhere I don't have to work for a day or two. We try to go to Myrtle Beach or Charleston but the Smoky Mountains is in our "backyard" so even a picnic there and a hike to a waterfall is wonderful.

Kay said...

Now that set looks like a lot of fun. I love your samples, especially the sparkly ice cream!

Stephanie said...

My favorite vacation spot is Sanibel Island...Love it there!

Gabriela said...

What darling cupcake and cone card!

Dawn Frost said...

What cute cards! My favorite place to vacation is at my parents lake cabin. We can relax, not have to travel and best of all its close to home! Thanks for a chance to win a great set.

MichelleY said...

Hooty....these are fun and festive cards! I love the ice cream cone...perfect for summer!

My favorite place to vacation in the summer is anywhere by a beach. Swimming is the BEST way to cool down when its hot.

SassySamsMom said...

Great cards! My favorite place to vacation in the summer is Gloucester, Mass. Thanks for the chance to win the set. :)

Nicole said...

I was married on the 4th of July, so I am lovin' this one!! I love to vacation anywhere my hubby is! The kids can stay home now and then, I don't mind, hee hee!! But, I do enjoy time with them, too, when they are with us, of course!!

SUPER CUTE blog, here, love your artwork!

reeree62 said...

Hey Heather! Love these...the first card especially!!! These are great stamps!
As for your question... my place down the Cape is the best place to be in the summah!

CLHAJNAL said...

How Versatile is this set!!! I love it. I live in Texas, for vacation I love to go home to California for vacations.

Carrie
clhajnal@aol.com

kjtr17 said...

This set would be perfect for our July 4th Party invites - hope I win! Our favorite place to summer vacation is Wildwood Crest, NJ.

Crafty Engineering said...

Cute set with some many options!

Kelly H. said...

Great set. Thanks for a chance to win!!!

artfulwhimsies said...

my favorite place to vacation is the jersey shore with my extended family, were we have gone for the last 24 years. its great to spend this time with everyone I love,

Julie said...

I live in the best vacation spot in the country, Durango, Colorado. So, for summer, I like the good old staycation. :)

HeyHeyPaula said...

My favorite place to vacation in the summer is our beach house in Ocean City, MD. We always have a great time there with friends and family.Thanks for a chance to win this summery set.

Lisa F said...

My favorite place to vacation in the summer is in the woods - either a cabin or a tent - we love to camp! Thank you for the chance to win!

lisa808 said...

What nice samples.

My favorite summer vacation spot is Montauk (NY). It's at the tip of Long Island and I have always loved it there.

windchase said...

What a great set. Our favorite place to vacation in the summer is at my Dad's. He & his wife live on a small island in British Columbia & we have a wonderful time there.

Terri T. said...

My favorite place to vacation is my house! I work full time so I love to have a week off in the summer to just enjoy my deck and yard.

Joy said...

Oh Hooty!!!! These are so cute! :) My favorite vacation spot is Disneyland. But, its not as fun as going with my shistahs! :)

Do I win? *wink*

scrapbearz said...

How cute! My favorite place to vacation is in Michigan where I can ride my ATV.

Cambria Turnbow said...

YOU ROCK HAM! These cards are DA BOMB... just like you my friend! :)

salusa63 said...

What a cute set. I love to visit my sister in Florida in the summer - beautiful beaches and she is an incredible artist so I get to learn lots from her!! :) We have a great time crafting together. Thanks for the chance to win!

Niki said...

Favorite summer vacation spot--always a beach, particularly San Diego. My son says the 4th of July is his favorite holiday. It would be great to win this set.

Lynn said...

OMG!!! I have got to have this set! I have always loved the red,white, and blue! Now that I am the Mother of Army/Airborne Infantry soldier-these colors and our flag mean so much more to me! I love your cards! Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy. I would like to share that my scraproom is decorated with a patriotic theme. Everything is red, white, and blue! Have a blessed weekend!

Linda said...

Your cards are so darn cute!!! This would sure be a fun set to play with.

melissac said...

Love the card!! This set will make fabulous summer cards!! Favorite vacation would be....anywhere with my DH and girls!!

Denise said...

Great cards! I don't do a lot of summer vacationing, but I would pick San Diego. Loved that place! THANKS!

Crafty Num Nums said...

I LOVE this set. I love ice cream and fireworks. I always let my husband do the firework thing and I sit there with watermelon or ice cream and just watch :)

MrsETaylor said...

Love this set. Favorite place would be truly anywhere with my family.

Jes said...

what a cute set!

my favorite place to vacation is mexico.. although i guess it's not the place to be right now.. i still love it there :)

Tamara said...

What a cute set. I love to go camping with friends and family at a non-electified site a couple of hours from my house.

for2nately said...

Ooh what a sweet set! My favorite place to vacation is at my mom's in WY. the drive is long but beautiful and of course nothing is bad when you are with your mommy ;)
thanks for the chance to win!
Hugs,
Elizabeth

Jill Haddad said...

I love this set. I've never owned a July 4th stamp set - this one is adorable.

Harriet said...

Oh this is a really cute set. My favorite summer vacation place is the beach of course! Any ocean beach is great!

Donna said...

love the red white and blue card so great for the summer parties
Donna

Basement Stamper said...

Awesome card! My favorite place to vacation is anywhere warm with water. It could be a creek for all I care, I love the calmness of hearing the water

Holly aka Toy said...

What a fun card! Love the colors :)
Way to go!!

rhodgkins said...

I love these new stamps & your cards...so cute! Regarding my favorite summer hub...I would have to say York Beach, Maine. I have been going their since I was a kid & I just absolutely love it there!

mitch1066 said...

We went to cuba 2 years ago for the first time and would love to go back!

Otter said...

This summer??? D-I-S-N-E-Y!!!! (with you!!) Love the sparkly ice cream!!

akagreenhouse said...

I love to go to the beach! Maybe next time I'm there, I'll see Granny!

Cammy said...

What a fun set! Haven't had a summer vacation in a long time, but I love relaxing by our neighbor's pool.

Stamping & Scrapping Passion said...

Hi
I love your work. Signed up for your blog!! I love blogs. hanks for sharing
and thanks for the chance to win!!
Cindy

Nancy said...

Very fun cards you have made!
My fave place to vacation is Dallas Tx with my SIL!! If we don't get to go the pool is the next best thing here in Florida!

Deb said...

Both of your cards are darlin'! I love this fun set! The *short fuse* sentiment cracks me up! We usually spend our summer vacation in upper Michigan, which I was not wild about until I got to meet Sharon Johnson and Debbie Olson and then I loved it! Go figure! ;)

scrappingnana said...

Great cards. This is a really cute summer set. Sorry, I don't have a favorite vacation spot. I love staying at home and relaxing by our pool.

Missy said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome. Those are amazing cards. I loved it when I saw the 4th sentiment. Great idea!!!
My fav summer vaca spot. Don't really have one. I just love to spend time with the fam so wherever we are is my fav spot.

Alex said...

Love your cute card and the set is positively yummy!!! Great sets with this release!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Kristy Lounder said...

We never vacation in the summer :( but this spring DH and I went to SC...so warm there compared to NH :)

CraftyViolet said...

Would definitely use this stamp set. Love your cards. Hope you pick me.

Jane said...

Love the cards. My favorite place is right here at home. If anyone gets on my nerves I escape to my stamping room.
Jane B

Patti said...

I love how each of the cards has such a different vibe. Thanks for the chance to win one of these great new sets.

Dawn said...

Wonderful stamps set - gorgeous elements.

I love to go to Edinburgh in Scotland for holidays.

Janice M said...

What a cute set! My favorite place to vacation in the summer is the beach!

Sumtoy said...

great set and great job

MaGoooo said...

Oh Hoots I would go any where on a vacation with YOU!!! We just would have to go to the Caribbean! Sun - Water - lots of FUN!!

Beth said...

Oh Hoots - this is so *FUN*

onlypurple4me said...

I would really love to see Maine. Love your cards.

Heidi Brawley said...

Wow! what cute cards you made with that new set. Love It!!! Um we like to vacation at Rocky Point, Mexico. The hotel we stay it is right on the beach. So pretty and fun!!! ~Heidi
ladyb266@aol.com

marla said...

Adorable stamp set. I love it!! My favorite place to vacation in the summer is the beach.

lotsa scrap said...

Cute stamps and cards. Love going boating on our lake or into the big city--don't have a regular destination spot.

Cre8tiveTeen said...

I LOVE this stamp set! Great cards!

I'm not sure what my fave vacation spot is... I went to Florida once. I think I enjoy just staying here and doing stuff with my youth group.

DaDoodleDiva said...

Great card and I love the ice cream cone. In the summer my fav place is right here in my state at the beach! Can never get enough.

Barbara said...

What a combo-great stamps and a talented designer! Vacation for me is warm and water-anywhere!

mommaladystamper said...

I absolutaly love this set. Perfect for any occassion. My favorite vacation spot in the summer is Florida. I have been going there since I was a child. It's hot 100 degrees, but the water feels wonderful. Oh, this makes me excited, only 3 more months to go. Thanks for the chance to win this set. Alice R.

A Touch of SOL said...

Cute set. You are right the second card makes me want to go get some ice cream. Love your first card too. Love the sayings...

Misti said...

That is a cute set! My favorite place to vacation is with family & friends & my stamps!! :)

ny2tx_patti said...

Wow! I would love to win this set! TFS these great cards with it!

onewinron said...

Love the sweets. Since I live in South Florida, I would have to say my favorite place to vacation in the summer is anywhere that it is cooler and less humid

Verda said...

Both of your cards are really cute. Love the set!! Favorite place to vacation in the summer is West Yellowstone Montana.

Karen said...

what a great set! love how you made 2 cards from the set that are totally different! our fav vacay place is Myrtle Beach, SC. Of course, I'm always game for any beach, as long as I can relax!!

Sandra said...

what fun!
Thanks for sharing.
sandra

thestampinglady said...

I love going anywhere there is a 4 star hotel, great room service and oh yes I really like historial sites. I really enjoy going to the east coast!

Missy said...

I love to vacation anywhere as long as it's by the water. Give me a beach and I'm going to relax. Thanks for giving us a chance to win.

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

Cute new set! Perfect for summer vacation. Where would I like to go??? Hmm, some place in a cabin by a lake where it's peaceful and quiet where hubs can fish and I can enjoy a good book and some card making.

Karinn said...

I love it!! Golly this set is cute!!

Carollee said...

The ice cream looks so cute, I love the colors. Now I think I need sme ice cream!!!

Julie.G said...

Our favorite place is San Diego (beach) and Disneyland.....

Carolina said...

What a fun, fun, fun summer set and love what you've done with it!

Sherri said...

I love both of your cards. Nice display of how one set can land you totally different looks. TFS

"Tillymint" said...

Cup Cakes and Ice Cream what could be better.
Vacation Spot - Manly Beach Australia - its just down the road!!!!

Michelle Ells said...

Great 4th set! Love your card!

Marie B. said...

Hello, this is the first time I have actually blog hopped...very interesting! Of what I have seen of these new OCL sets so far, I think these are my FAVS! Too cute for words! My DH and I love to go to Gettysburg to immerse ourselves in history...don't think we'll get there this year though, sigh. Winning a great new stamp set would make me happy though! LOL

Kim Ross said...

Super-cute set! My favorite summer vacation spot is the Oregon coast. Love it there. :)

Crystal said...

FUN set ! Thanks for the op ! Fav summer place ? That would be anywhere with tropical ocean breezes .

Paula Wade said...

Love the ice cream cone!!! Very cute!

Sandi said...

Great Card's from wonderful stamp set. My favorite place to vacation-Sunriver, Oregon

Sue D said...

Great set! Our favorite vacation spot is a resort on Lake Erie. Very relaxing.

Heather said...

Your cards are totally adorable! Great job!

Brandi said...

The oregon coast! Love the sentiments in this set!

sanadon said...

Adorable Cards!

Justme said...

I can't vacation! I'm housebound on oxygen, I guess a great vacation is when I go to the doctors, my only outings!!!
This is fun, Thank You, I needed fun
DOnna
donnalb@newsguy.com

Kelli said...

SO many work hours so little time to go anywhere but when we can I go home to Pendleton!!!! 4th of July is my FAVE holiday EVER, WAY better than Christmas it's the perfect time to get together with friends..... This set is a MUST have for me!!!!

Irene said...
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Irene said...

One of my favorite vacation was Disney World a few years ago!

Angela said...

Love the nice, bright card! Good job!!

Jacqui said...

I love the samples! These new releases are great. My favourite place to vacation....if that is what you want to call it...we don't really vactaion, we do day trips, but my favourite place is Ipperwash beach. The sand is wonderful and there are lots of sand bars so the kids can go out really far and think they are a million miles away from mom and still be in shallow water.

silvia said...

Fab stamps and cards!!

scrappintlc said...

So many great possibilities with this set, very versatile. I love to watch a huge fireworks display show with my family. The absolute best place to view them though is at Disney....no matter where you look there are fireworks going off at each park. You're surrounded by glorious displays of color.

n2kids said...

Great set! My favorite place to vacation is in NC with my parents.

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love the beach, anywhere so long as it is nice. My dream vaca is Australia!

Jean Allen said...

Absolutely love the octopus! Soo cute. My favorite place to vacation is anywhere on the water

dclouser said...

What an amazing set to record summer memories! i love the surf and sand for vacationing, but anywhere with family is good.

scrappypug said...

my fave vacation is anywhere warm!
beautiful creations!

Julie Temple said...

LOVE the cards, and what a fabby set!! Thanks for the chance!

Julie

marywebb said...

My favorite place to vacation in the summer is Maui, Hawaii. Can't afford to go very often, so my next favorite is camping on the Oregon Coast!!1

JKB said...

Fave place to vacation, my state of Colorado!

Diana said...

Hi
My favorite place is CO. I guess cuz im from there ...but now am in TN ..
This is Fun
Thanks
Diana

Sara said...

My favorite place is Williamsburg, VA. I love the historical sites, and you can't forget Busch Gardens.

Darlene said...

Hi Heather, Fantastic cards! My favorite place to vacation in the summer is the magestic Colorado mountains. I am so fortunate that they are my backyard! Thanks for the chance to win :-)

Stampin'GHmom said...

Ooh, this is so cute and versatile! I haven't vacationed in the summer for so long that I can hardly make a guess at that. We are military so we move every 3 summers. I think the 2 summers that we don't move, we try to just stay at home! I would have to say however, that vacationing up at Lake Marion in SC over Memorial Day weekend is always fun.

Sharon said...

Love this set and my favorite place to vacation is in my yard with a few moments of silence to hear the birds.

jennie black said...

love it.

Olena said...

simply adorable! thanks for the chance to win it!