Saturday, November 21, 2009

And the winner is . . .

We have a winner for the Blog Hop Candy!!!

Stephanie said...
what a great card, cute set!

This is Stephanie's blog.

Congratulations Stephanie - please send me an e-mail ( with your mailing address so we can send out your FREE STAMP SET!!!

Have a wonderful Saturday!

Friday, November 20, 2009

OCL is Hoppin'!!!

Happy Friday! And what a fun and exciting day it is! Today Our Craft Lounge is releasing 13 new and awesome stamp sets!!! And I get to show you one of those sets!

Here it is - Love Notes. The beautiful and the distressed come together to make this amazing set! I just love how it can be easily used on cards and for scrap pages!

I made a simple card for today's sample. I thought it would be fun to just let the stamps show themselves off. I did stamp the heart with pigment ink and then embossed it with clear embossing powder to add a different texture - and a focal point.

Would you like to WIN THIS SET?? All you have to do is leave a comment here on this post. PLEASE be sure to leave your e-mail address or be logged in to blogger when you leave your comment. If I don't have a way to reach you, I will have to select another winner.

Now you just have to check out all the other stamp sets and samples. These girls rock!!

Go - go now - and purchase! Here is a link to where you can get your fix now!
Of course you can always go to my favorite place to shop - eclectic Paperie!

And DON'T FORGET the BIG CHALLENGE GAME - go HERE to check it out - you could win a $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO OCL!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Peek #2 - I'm Not Lion

Happy Thursday! And that brings us to Sneak Peek Day #2 for the new release of Our Craft Lounge stamps!!

Today I am showing you one of the images and a couple sentiments from the new set called Jungle Love. It is simply adorable!!! And since I have a couple of little animals (ha - a 7-year-old and a 3-year-old), it is oh-so appropriate for my household!

I colored the image with Copic markers. The lion's mane was then blinged up using Coffee Bean Brown Sparkly Fluff. I swear I can't make a card without using that stuff.

Here is a list of other blogs you can hop to to check out more sneak peeks of the new OCL release. Be sure to leave a comment - it will be entered into the drawing to win a FREE STAMP SET from OCL!!! The rules: leave a comment, please either leave your e-mail address or be signed in to blogger so that I have a way to contact you if your name is selected.

Bird and Groom - Beth
Hang it Up Cupid – Lila
Hearts & Hugs – Holly, Kendra
The Journey – Charmaine, Beate
Life Is – Charmaine, Beate
Love Notes – Kisa, Joy
Out for a Spin – Carol
Fairy Dust is a Must – Kendra , Vicki
Granny’s Truffles - Broni
Jungle Love – Heather
Shamrock Blessings – Pam
Sweet on You – Cami
Wanted – Kisa

Tomorrow we will be having the big blog hop - so be sure to come back!!!

And DON'T FORGET the BIG CHALLENGE GAME - go HERE to check it out - you could win a $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO OCL!!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sneak Peek - Hang It Up Cupid

Hi there!

This set I get to show you a sneak peek of is SO fresh and fun!!! It is called Hang It Up Cupid and is made by Our Craft Lounge. Yep - Cupid - you aren't needed here! LOL

Recently my friend HB did something COOL here. So I had to follow suit. I used sticky tape and some Cosmo Crystals Crafty Sparkles. Super fun and SPAHKLY! It was a very easy border to create - and really created interest on my card.

I also blinged up this heart. I used a heart punch, used a pair of decorative scissors to create the broken heart, and then applied glue and Rockin' Pink Sparkly Fluff to the heart. LOVE how it came out!!!

I hope you find this card as much fun as I do. Come back tomorrow for another sneak peek. And on Friday, there will be a big blog hop. BE SURE TO LEAVE A COMMENT - TODAY, TOMORROW, AND FRIDAY - all comments will be entered into the GIVE-A-WAY we will be having!!!! You just have to leave a comment and PLEASE either leave your e-mail address or be signed in to blogger so that I have your contact information.

These girls have some more FAB sneak peeks for you to check out!

Bird and Groom - Cindy, Kisa
Hang it Up Cupid - Heather
Hearts & Hugs - Deb
The Journey - Kendra
Life Is - Kendra
Love Notes - Pam
Out for a Spin - Lila , Vicki
Fairy Dust is a Must - Carol
Granny's Truffles - Pam
Jungle Love - Charmaine , Joy
Shamrock Blessings - Holly
Sweet on You - Amber
Wanted - Beth, Carol, Cami

And BE SURE to check out THIS POST for more BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION and the chance to win $100 in OCL product!!!!!!

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Birthday Bash Challenges

Happy Monday! I hope you had an awesome weekend! Thanks to all of you who played along with the OCL Scavenger Hunt!!!

This week is going to be an EXCITING one for Our Craft Lounge! As you know, they celebrated their ONE YEAR Birthday on November 14th. We're continuing the celebration all week.

Starting today, you can participate in the Birthday Bash Challenges. Go to The Lounge or The Forum for the rules - and PLEASE PLAY ALONG! I can't wait to see what everyone does with all the challenges.

And - the GRAND PRIZE WINNER will receive a $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE to Our Craft Lounge!!! That seriously ROCKS!

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Friday, November 13, 2009

OCL Birthday Bash and Scavenger Hunt

Hi there! I'm sorry I've been MIA! Lots and lots of things happening around here. But I'm back, baby! LOL (you've been warned)

So - it is an EXCITING time for
Our Craft Lounge!!!! They are celebrating their FIRST BIRTHDAY!!! And I am lucky enough to be the hostess for their big BIRTHDAY BASH!!! So come join us for some FUN and PRIZES!!!!!

Let's begin with a fun Scavenger Hunt. My friend
Mish did a similar hunt for her first Blogaversary - and I just thought it was so much fun that I adapted it for OCL.

Want to PLAY???? There will be TWO WINNERS: a First Place winner and then a random "honorary" winner. So I highly encourage you to participate!!!

Also - did you know that OCL hosts an opportunity to win an OCL stamp set of your choice EVERY MONTH??? GO HERE to see the Monthly Sketch Challenge. It is really fun to see how everyone interprets the sketch. Play along - YOU could be the WINNER!

Go to The Lounge or The Forum to find the rules - you'll find everything you need to play along.

And now for a blast from the past. This is the first OCL card I posted back a year ago. I still *heart* Pea-Nut the elephant. He is SO FUN to color!
Pea-Nut is one of my favorite characters. I also adore Pat the Dog. I LOVE that there are FOUR Pat the Dog sets! Makes me smile! :)

GOOD LUCK - and be sure to keep coming back - this is going to be a FUN WEEKEND and WEEK coming up (next week will be our Challenges Game)!!!