Monday, June 1, 2009

OCL Announcement and some FUN!

WOOHOO! Today is an exciting day! This post is going to have lots of fun information, so buckle up!

First and foremost, I am *thrilled* to tell you that I am a member of the new and fantastic Design Team for Our Craft Lounge!!! OMW - this is so exciting! And today, all of the girls on the DT are having a bog hop - look toward the bottom of this post to check out the rest of the team and see their AMAZING creations

Today I'm sharing an 8x8 scrapbook page that I created using the OCL Crafty Clear stamp set Game On. My son loves to play sports - any sport -any time - any place. Right now he is on "The Angels" on our town's Farm League. This was his first time crossing Home Plate - I was excited to capture an action shot!

It can be hard for me to create masculine cards and pages. This set makes it so easy! And as a Mom of 2 boys, I am SURE to need to do lots of sports-related pages and cards for coaches, parties, etc. This set is PERFECT for scrap pages and cards. Create your own embellishments like I did using the sentiment "You're a SuperStar". I made a litle pennant and glitterfied it using Crafty Sparkles Lemon Drop Yellow. I also used the the glitter on the star I punched out - OH BOY do they SPAHKLE!!

Oh how I had fun making my own brads. I used the Stampin' Up! create-a-brad and the baseball stamp from Game On. I stamped the baseball, punched it out with the 1/2 inch punch, and created 3 fun embellishments.

Need a background paper but can't find just the right one? MAKE YOUR OWN!! I took 5 different stamps from the Game On stamp set andcreated my own background. The stamps are clear, so I just took a large block and placed them all on the block to create myown pattern. I then stamped tone on tone - and repeated the pattern. VOILA - super easy and very effective!

Spotlight set of the Week - This is a new section in the OCL Forum. Each week, OCL and the Design Team will be showcasing one stamp set, giving some fantastic samples to inspire. Go check it out HERE. This week's set is Bookworm.

Monthly Sketch Challenge - OCL is hosting a monthly sketch challene! You can go HERE to see June's sketch and participate. Each month OCL will post a sketch challenge on the 1st -you can participate until the 25th of the month, and a winner will be posted on the 26th. Go check it out and PLAY! My scrap page from today's post is based on the Sketch Challenge. Thanks to Melissa C for such a FAB layout!

Swap - OCL is hosting it's very first swap! Go HERE to check out the details and join. It is a 5 + 1 swap and will be a super fun way to get some great cards.

So - here are the other girls on the OCL Design Team. I am beyond happy to be a part of such an incredibly talented group! Go check out their blogs.

Amber Hillman

Beth Silaika
Carol Halvorson
Charmaine Ikach
Cindy Lawrence
Deb Felts
Denise Marzec
Heather McNally
Holly McMillen
Kendra Wietstock
Kisa Peters
Lila Holgate
Pam Hooten
Valerie Stangle Val's direct link -

The OCL Chicks:
Cambria Turnbow
Joy Kennedy
Marianne Walker (OCL Illustrator)
Debbie Corbori (OCL Illustrator)
and of course Kimberly!!!

Have a fantastic Monday and week!


Kisa Peters said...

What? A scrapbook page? YOu ROCK Heather!!! You boy is so proud to be jumping right onto home plate! TOO cute!!!

Kendra said...

ACK! LOOK AT THAT PAGE! LOOK AT THAT PHOTO! BOTH AMAZING! Heather, you ROCK! This is fantastic & what a great memory! Welcome to the team!

Debbie said...

You are CRAZY girl! CRAZY! I think of our conversation last night and after seeing this page all I can do is shake my head and think "THIS GIRL IS CRAZY!" LOL! What a freaking AWESOME page you've got here...OMW look at that PHOTO! Look at the dp you made! Geesh! YOU ROCK!

Deb said...

WOW Heather! What a way to show off some amazing talent and great OCL stuff! That photo is fabulous, and I love the fun bkg and sparkly stars you made for this! GREAT page!

Cambria Turnbow said...

HEATHER! OMWord! This page is AWESBOMB! You did brads? And background paper... I fell off my chair. YOU GO GIRL! I want to get out this set and play now! DANG... awesome!! :)

PS.. thanks for all you've done to help make OCL a success. I could not have done it without you girls!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

What a great page, Heather! LOVE it! I'm so happy to be working with you!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Holy moly, what an AWESOME scrapbook page!!

Chris said...

That is one FINE stampbook page. I wish I had taken more photos when my guys were in sports.

Pam said...

Love seeing pic's of your little men and this page really spotlights him, love it Hooty!!

Carol (HB) said...

Holy MOLY Hoots! This is FABULOUS! LOVE the background paper and the brads ROCK! AWESOME!!

QC said...

Congratulations my friend!!


Claudette said...

Just marveled over your how you used the sketch to do it. You inspired me! Awesome work?