Sunday, November 22, 2009

Blog Hop Winner!

As my friend Val says, "Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!"

Free Smiley Courtesy of

SweetBellaBug said...

just love the versitility of this set! such an adorable card, and just love the colors. Thanks for sharing!!

Please contact me at with your name, address (snail and email) so that we can get your prize to you!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

FS146: Biggan

I made this card with the new OCL set called Out for a Spin. It is based on the
{Out of the Oval} card made by Biggan (aka Birgit). Birgit has a wonderful style....and I loved the fun look of the card she created. I wanted to make it a little more whimsical -- so I used some Abbey Road paper along with a little pink to compliment the bicycle.....I love this bike! The flowers are so cute - love the little polka dot doohickie on the bike....and the basket with the flowers! Oh yeah! Who had the big flower on the front of their bike (raises hand). From Birgit's design, I changed the colors and the stamp set. I added a few primas on the bottom and put a couple of dew drops in the center of them!

Stamps: Our Craft Lounge {Out For A Spin}
paper: white, abbey road, pink
ink: black, copics
misc: ribbons (mayarts), dew drops, primas, cuttlebug swiss dots, stickles (on stamped flowers)

Friday, November 20, 2009

HB2U times 2

These two cards are for Aidan & Liam, the son's of a friend. They are Irish twins, just a little over a year apart. Such cutie boys! They turn 6 & 5 this year -- so I thought that these Botz cards would be the perfect addition to their gift bags. Xavier goes to Kindergarten with Aidan! These cards are a white base with the green designer paper (DCWV) on the front. A few pieces of SU! designer paper and a punched stars with a button on top. These were so easy and fun to make!

stamps: Our Craft Lounge { The Botz Family }
ink: black, copics
paper: DCWV green, SU! dp, white, brilliant blue
misc: buttons, thread (PTI), star punch

OCL Blog Hop: Bird & Groom 2

I just love the cake in the Bird and Groom set (being released tomorrow at Our Craft Lounge!). This is such a versatile cake -- I am using this card for a birthday card for Ella, our little neighbor friend who is celebrating her 6th birthday. The little bow is such a perfect addition to the top of the cake. I used some retired pomegranate paper from SU! for the base and some fun Abbey Road designer paper on the card. The blue (under the main image) is the flip side of the polka dot paper. I love that I had some may arts with the bright green and pomegranate polka dots on it! I cut the cake out and colored it with copics, then placed it on a piece of white cardstock which I dry pressure embossed! I think Ella is going to love this card!

stamps: OCL {Bird and Groom}
paper: pomegranate, abbey road, white
ink: black, copics
misc: punches, dimensionals (under cake and bow), ribbon, cuttlebug folder

here are some of the other Hoppers!!!!

Bird and Groom - Debbie

Hang it Up Cupid - Carol, Vicki

Hearts & Hugs - Holly, Joy

The Journey - Charmaine

Life Is -Amber

Love Notes - Heather, Beate

Out for a Spin - Pam

Fairy Dust is a Must - Cami, Broni

Granny's Truffles - Val

Jungle Love - Deb, Kendra

Shamrock Blessings -Cindy

Sweet on You -Kisa

Wanted - Lila

Thursday, November 19, 2009

OCL Blog Hop: Bird & Groom

Here is another sneak peek from the new releases upcoming from Our Craft Lounge. This is a clean and simple card -- I love clean and simple. I used some fun Abbey Road paper with some chocolate chip cardstock as a nice contrast. The cake was stamped on white and colored with copic markers in a variety of pinks. The heart for the cake topper was stamped in pink, trimmed out and placed atop the cake with some adhesive. I adhered the main image to the card with dimensionals. I used stickles on the heart and the flowers, beads on the cake. The sentiment was stamped on white cardstock and punched with the designer label punch. Such a simple card, but perfect for the bride and groom!

Be sure and hop on over to The Lounge blog for the details on how to win $100 in OCL Stuff!

Here are some more of the sneak peeks for today:
Sweet on You - Cambria
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

Thanks for hoppin' by here!

stamps: OCL {Bird & Groom}
paper: white, chocolate chip, abbey road DP
ink: black, copics
misc: punches, stickles, dimensionals

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

OCL Blog Hop: Wanted!

Howdy Cowpokes! Are you here to hop????? This set will surely make you BOUNCE with delight! YIPPY Ki-Ay!!!

I created this card with the soon to be released set from Our Craft Lounge! The set is called "Wanted" and it is really fun! I used some designer paper from DCWV that I had in my stash -- it looks like a piece of weathered wood -- perfect for this western theme set. I cut out the boots and hats and colored them in with copics. The card is framed with the rope stamp. I sponged the edges of the main image with vintage photo ink (Ranger)....A papertrey button and some May Arts brown gingham ribbon are placed just atop the sentiment.....

stamps: OCL (Wanted)
paper: White, DCWV, black
ink: black, copics, ranger vintage photo
misc: button (PTI), ribbon (mayarts)

Check out the other OCL Design Team Sneak Peeks

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 - Carol, Cami

Sunday, November 15, 2009

FS145: Treasure Oiler

Dawn is this week's featured stamper! I chose two cards to case:

The Happy Thanksgiving card is based on Dawn's {snowman cards}. I changed the stamp set and colors, removed the gems, added ribbon and buttons.

I used some DCWV paper for the card and simply added some stamped images on the oval and put the sentiment in the center. The images were colored with copics. Some ribbon and buttons on the front of the card makes this simple, clean design complete.

Stamps: OCL Giving Thanks
Paper: white, DCWV, chocolate chip
ink: black, copics
misc: ribbon (SU!), punches, buttons

This second card was so FUN! I based this card on Dawn's {bowl of cherries} card. I changed the colors and the stamp set! I used some Abbey Road paper for the background and some may arts ribbon. I used some mulberry paper and the snowflake punch, punched a white snowflake and a mulberry snowflake and layered them together. I added a button and some ribbon and replaced the main image which Dawn used with the snowflake. I added some stickles to the snowflake too! The main sentiment is from OCL "Merry Wishes" I added some stickles to the sentiment and placed it atop a scalloped circle!!!!

Stamps: OCL {Merry Wishes}
paper: white, abbey road, pomegranate, mulberry
ink: black
misc: ribbon,stickles, punch

Friday, November 13, 2009

Happy Birthday OCL!!!

Do you cha-Cha-CHA? You know, when you sing Happy Birthday. You either cha-Cha-CHA or you don' kids are cha-Cha-CHA'ers! Even the two year old!

Now for the F-U-N FUN!!!!
Want a chance to win some AWESOME prizes? My good friend Heather has come up with a fun Scavenger hunt that starts at 6 am (pacific time)! Get all the the details at The Lounge. If you are an OCL member in the OCL forums, you can find details and post questions here. HAVE FUN!!!!

Saturday, November 7, 2009


Christine m. is this week's featured stamper!! I created two cards! They were both clean and simple cards, so it was easy to case them! The first one was based on this card:

{CAS38 Card}

I changed the stamp set and mat color. I also added some images next to the sentiment and removed the brad.

White base, chocolate chip mat -- both were edged with the side of the curly label punch. The main image from OCL "Giving Thanks" stamp set was colored with copics. The sentiment was stamped in Ranger Walnut and the side images (acorns) were colored with copics.

Super easy card!

The second card is based on Christine's {CAS32 Card}. I changed the colors and used a stamped image for the main image, not a real flower and brad.

I stamped the flower image from Thankful Flourishes in black on white cardstock and then colored it with copics. I stamped the image a second time and layered it atop one another with dimensionals. I stamped the leaves in new leaf (PTI) ink and trimmed them out and adhered them under the flower. Stickles are in the center of the flower to make it shimmer. A piece of rick rack under the black mat and the sentiment on the bottom in black ink complete the design.

I really enjoyed Christine's clean gallery! You should check it out! {}

Give Thanks card:

Stamps Giving Thanks
Paper: white, chocolate chip
Ink: Black, copics, walnut stain (ranger)
misc: curly label punch

So very thankful card:
Stamps: Thankful Flourishes
paper: banana, black, white
ink: new leaf (PTI), black, copics
misc: rick rack, stickles, dimensionals.


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