Thursday, April 30, 2009

OCL Sneak Peek Day 4 {Let Freedom Ring}

This is Our Craft Lounges last peek before the big
release and blog hop tomorrow, Friday May 1st!! That is going to be FUN! 24 new stamp sets will be given away and don't forget to check out Debbie's blog very closely, there may be something in it for ya!!

Here is another great set illustrated by Marianne, man, that girl can draw, I love the vintage feel to it! There are 10 cool stamps with this set, perfect for 4th celebration invitations, memorial or veterans day! Check out the banner stamp, love that!

Check out these sneaky peekers!!
Cami, Debbie, HB, Heather, Joy, Kendra, Kisa, Beth, Val, Jacqui, Holly, Cammie, Roseanne,Vicki
Supplies: Stamps - OCL Let Freedom Ring. Paper - SU! Real Red, Confetti Tan, GP white, Daisy D's Checkerboard. Ink - Ranger Distress Black Soot, Copic markers. Acces. - red twill, SU! hardware, blue hemp, Gelly Roll Stardust pen. Tools - paper distresser, word window punch, Janome sewing machine, blending tool.
My poor little Lily went to the vet yesterday to get spayed, I really feel bad for her. She was drunk forever after I got her home, staggering around and Bunchie was so mean to her. I think she smelled the other animals from the vets office on her, she kept growling and hissing at her, big bully! Lily acts like she hurts, poor thing, I hope she gets over it soon.
I hope you have a great Thursday. Make sure and join us for the blog hop tomorrow!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Day 3 OCL sneak peek!!! {Granny's Secrets}

Our Craft Lounge and Marianne Walker have done
it again with Granny's Secrets! Granny's telling some secrets looking good with her Sparkly Fluffy hair-do! She's all about the bling ya know, Smiley from

I had a lot of fun dressing her up! I love this gals sassy attitude and that hair-do just cracks me up, the Sparkly Fluff is perfect for her hair!

The sneak peek week has been so much fun, just wait until Friday when the big blog hop starts! Each blogger will be giving away a new OCL stamp set, stay tuned!
Go and check out these blogs for some new sneak peeks!!
Cami, HB, Heather, Joy, Kendra, Kisa, Lila, Val, Debbie, Cindy, Denise, Roseanne, Holly
Supplies: Stamps - OCL Granny's Secrets. Paper - GP white, Orchid Opulence, Green Galore, MME Penny Lane. Ink - Ranger Distress Black Soot, Orchid Opulence, Copic markers. Acces. - Platinum Sparkly Fluff on her hair, Lemon Drop Yellow Crafty Sparkles on the candle flames, K & Co adhesive pearls her necklace and bracelets, ribbon, buttons, brad, Glossy Accents on her glasses and coffee. Tools - Marvy scalloped oval punch, slit punch, tracing wheel, Scor-Pal, blending tool.
Hope you have a happy hump day, thanks for stopping by!!
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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Day 2 OCL sneak peeks!! {Summer Sweets}

Here's another Our Craft Lounge sneak peek called Summer Sweets illustrated by Debbie Corbari, I can't wait for y'all to see all of her sets Friday. Make sure and read her blog Friday during the blog hop, you just might find a surprise, WOOHOO!!

See the fuzzy sparkley's, thats the Sparkly Fluff by OCL, I love touchy, feely cards and the sparkles, BONUS! While your shopping for new OCL stamps Friday, don't forget the Sparkly Fluff, good luck picking out the colors you want, there are boo-coo's of yummy colors, you'll want them all!

Supplies: Stamps- OCL Summer Sweets. Paper - black, Regal Rose, GP white, Making Memories Sabrina paper pad. Ink - Ranger Distress Black Soot, Worn Lipstick, Copic markers. Acces. - Sparkly Fluff rockin pink & cotton candy pink, Crafty Sparkles rose pink & eyeliner black, black brads, ribbon. Tools - scalloped rectangle Nestie, scalloped border & tag punches, circle hand punch, tracing wheel, Scor-Pal.
Go check out these blogs for more OCL peeks!! Cami, HB, Heather, Joy, Kendra, Kisa, Nancy, Cindy, Holly, Val, Debbie, Charmaine.
I hope you have a sweet day, thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, April 27, 2009

OCL sneak peek week!!!

YIPPEE!! Our Craft Lounge is gearing up for a big release this Friday, May 1st, the Summer '09 release! There will be 24 stamps sets and a lot of them are by a new illustrator, Debbie Corbari, her work is amazing, HOLY COW, you'll love her!
There will be a huge blog hop Friday with a chance to win 1 of the 24 sets, so make sure and check back Friday for the blog hop list and details.

I used Debbie's new set Bees Knees for my 1st peek. It is adorable, I LOVE the little hive hanging from the tree, the honey comb and the cute bees. We've gone from birds to owls to bees on tree limbs, how cute is that?! I love the sentiment, it's so cute with the bees! You will love this set! Did I tell you how much I love this set, LOL!!

Check out these blogs for some peeks today! Cami, HB, Heather, Kendra, Kisa.

Supplies: Stamps - OCL Bees Knees. Paper - GP white, SU! confetti tan, black, so saffron. Ink - Ranger Distress Black Soot, Copic markers, SU! Craft White. Acces. - ribbon, buttons, Glossy Accents, glitter, flower brad. Tools - scalloped square Nestie, word window punch, Scor-Pal.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Me and Terry went to our sons house Saturday to drop off a tablesaw, they are putting in new flooring in their kitchen. Anyway there was an auction on the next street over and we went and I was in sewing notions, vintage post card and bingo card heaven, among a few other things WOOHOO!! I'll share pictures later!
I hope your week is a happy, stress free one, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

I'm diggin' you!

Happy Friday Eve!! YAY, I'm really
looking forward to the weekend! The weather has been so pretty the last couple of days, could it finally be Spring?! I think we're going to be working in the yard, trimming hedges, burning brush, I'm hoping to get some lattice to go around the deck, it really needs to be replaced.

Here is a card I made using 3 of Our Craft Lounge sets, Pat the Dawg House, Pat the Bad Dawg and Kit the Kat. I love how Pat and Kit went so well together here, the scenes you could make with these sets is unlimited, how FUN!

This is a touchy, feely kinda card, I used 4 of the new Sparkly Fluff colors on Pat & Kit, I LOVE this stuff, I seem to be using it a lot! It's so easy to use, just use a glue pen where you want the fluff and then take a pinch with your fingers and dab it in the glue, wa-la The sparkles are so unique, they are kind of oblong and they really shine! You need to get some, you'll see what I mean!
The flowers are felt, the orange ones are SU!, the red ones I cut with my Big Shot and Cuttlebug flower dies. I tried cutting some with the SU! Sizzix dies but the normal sandwich would not work, I need to play some more.

See the sparkles on Pat, I used Brown Sugar and Coffee Brown Sparkly Fluff. On Kit I used Platinum and Sugar. Once I got started cutting flowers I was dragging out everything looking for more felt, LOL!

Supplies: Stamps - OCL Pat the Dawg House, Pat the Bad Dawg, Kit the Kat. Paper - Georgia Pacific White, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, My Minds Eye Penny Lane. Ink - Ranger Distress Black Soot, Copic markers. Acces. - felt, ribbon, buttons, red glitter, Sparkly Fluff Platinum, Sugar, Brown Sugar, Coffee Bean Brown, Martha Stewart Gemstone Sticker, orange SU! felt flowers. Tools - Scor-Pal, tracing wheel, Martha Stewart crown punch, Big Shot, Cuttlebug Flowers die set.

Happy Friday Eve, make it a good day!
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

garden journal tin & flowers

I got one of these cool tins from eclecticPaperie
sometime ago and decided I wanted to alter it with

I love the gorgeous creamy colors in these images, just the look I was going for here. I've been using my Prima flowers lately, I had stopped using them for some reason. I got all my bottles and containers and emptied them into 2 big jars, I think by doing that I thought I should be using them. I put Antique Linen Distress Stickles in the centers of the flowers, my fave color! I used vintage lace and I wove some Martha Stewart ribbon through the lace and added a vintage shank button, I put the ribbon through the shank.For the inside I cut a tablet to fit and I cut it off enough to leave room for a pencil or pen. There is a strip of paper and some Prima's on the top. I made a pocket with Crafty paper, added 2 garden images on the pocket and put the seed packets inside.
The garden journal image is all crackly, I used Ranger Crackle Accents, just squeeze it on spread it evenly, let it dry and you have crackles!
I picked up the copper plant tags in the Target $1 spot a few years ago. The big clip has a vintage button with twine tied through the holes on the front and a chipboard circle covered with Crafty paper on the back.
Supplies: Paper - Pastel Paper Pad. Ink - Ranger Distress Walnut Stain. Acces. - tin, vintage lace, buttons, Martha Stewart ribbon, Prima flowers, Crackle Accents, Glossy Accents, Antique Linen Distress Stickles, copper plant labels, big paper clip, seed packets. Tools - tracing wheel, 1 3/8" circle and scalloped border punches, paper distresser, blending tool.
This is a bouquet I made from irises, pink dogwood branches and lilacs from my mom's yard.
We had a fun weekend at mom's, the Folk Festival was going on, thank goodness the rain held off! We had birthday party for Jasmine, she turned 2 on the 16th. She had fun opening her presents and playing with her sister, friend and cousin.
I hope y'all have a great week, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 13, 2009

birthday garden card & paperweight

Smiley from millan.netGood morning!

I hope you had a good weekend and Easter. Ours was quiet, our first Easter with out an egg hunt in a long time, I missed it! The weather was not good for an Easter egg hunt, I'm sure there were a lot of inside hunts around here, it poured all afternoon and cold, brrrr.

We did get our tomato and pepper plants planted Saturday. I can't wait to eat those, nothing better than a home grown tomato on a BLT! Now, we just need warm weather and sunshine, please!!

I made a card and paperweight with the new Garden Creative Scraps by Crafty Secrets. The images in the Garden Scraps are beautiful, so perfect for anything you want to make in a vintage look, my fave! I made the card with the Spellbinders Nestie Curved Rectangles, also a vintage look! I sponged the card with Ranger Distress Vintage Photo, old vintage cards have that brownish look to them, like they've been around for a long time.

The sentiment on the inside is from the Crafty Secrets Garden Girls stamp set. I cut the paper with the Curved Rectangle Nestie, left it in place on the card stock and then I sprayed some Mistletoe Glimmer Mist over it, then I removed the Curved Rectangle and sponged some Vintage Photo on the edges.
I have several vintage paperweights I've picked up at flea markets and yard sales, they do make great gifts and they are really easy to alter. You can get new ones at I cut out one of the Garden Scrap images and adhered it to a chipboard coaster, I trimed that and added the flower, leaves, button and gems. I glued my image to the paperweight with E6000.
Supplies: Stamps - Crafty Secrets Garden Girls. Paper - Crafty Secrets Pastel Paper Pad, Garden Creative Scraps, scrap card stock. Ink - Ranger Distress Vintage Photo. Acces. - vintage paperweight, Glimmer Mist (Mistletoe & Iridescent Gold), twine, button, crystal gems, chipboard coaster, Martha Stewart silk ribbon. Tools - SU! Bigz Flower Daisy die, Martha Stewart leaf punch, Spellbinders Mega Curved Rectangle Nesties, Tim Holtz blending tool.
I hope you have a great day, thanks for stopping!

Thursday, April 09, 2009

bingo party

YIPPEE, it's Friday eve and I'm SO ready for Friday! This week has gone by pretty fast though and it's slowly warming back up, that makes me very happy!
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I'm using another Whipper Snapper stamp by Anna Wight called Cupcake Kitty, I love this grinning cat! How do you like his gold tooth, LOL!
I love how my friend Lisa Zappa started altering vintage Bingo cards last year during Christmas, the coolest idea! I'm always on the look-out for them now.

The butterfly at the top of the cats tail was made by punching 4 hearts from card stock and gluing them together in the middle and adding the little gem stickers for the body.

Supplies: Stamps - Cupcake Kitty by Anna Wight for Whipper Snapper Designs, Let's Party ($1 stamp from Michael's). Paper - GP white, SU! Lavendar Lace, Meg Paisley by Making Memories, vintage Bingo card. Ink - Ranger Distress Black Soot, Copic markers, atyou Spica glitter pens. Acces. - ribbon, rick rack, button, Hero Arts Sparkle gems, Prima flower, Martha Stewart Yellow Gold glitter, SU! eyelet flowers, retired. Tools - Crop-a-dile, tracing wheel, Creative Memories small double heart punch. Smiley from
I hope your Easter is filled with good times!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 06, 2009

inspiration angels & lilacs

Good Monday morning, yep, another
Monday has rolled around, seems like
they come awfully fast these days. I guess it's just getting closer to warm weather...ya think, I'm beginning to wonder. Smiley from

Today I thought I would share these Inspiration Angel bottles I made for my friends Lisa & Lana, I made these about this time last year. They are supposed to give you inspiration when you have a creative block.

The inside of the bottles are filled with game pieces, bits of ribbon, beads, Prima flowers, glitter, pipe cleaners, buttons and other stuff I can't remember, LOL! The bottles are diffuser bottles I had with cork tops. You could use any bottles though, just make sure the opening at the top is big enough so you can put your goodies inside. I cut an oval out of a chipboard coaster and covered it with paper from the Radiant Paper Pad from Crafty Secrets. I distressed the edges with a sanding block and glued them to the bottles with E 6000. I printed and cut out the pictures, stamped the crowns and wings from the Altered Art and Cherubs stamp sets, cut them out, added glitter and adhered them. I printed out Inspiration Angel on the computer and cut out the tags.
I put vintage clip earrings on the corks.

I wound the red thread on the tiny wooden spool.

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I picked these lilacs from by bushes Saturday before I went to my mom's. They smell sooo sweet!I hope you have a beautiful sunshiney day, thanks for stopping by!
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Thursday, April 02, 2009

a cute garden kitty card & april cuppie

Good morning! Happy Friday eve, actually it's Friday for me today, I'm off work tomorrow for an appt. YIPPEE!!!!!

I finally took the time to use my sweet stamp from Whipper Snapper by Anna Wight. I love her kitties, I have 2 of them, love their whimsical style and they are so easy to color!

I stamped the little bird, cut him out and popped him up with a foam dot for a little dimension.

Supplies: Stamps - Garden Kitty by Anna Wight for Whipper Snapper Designs. Paper - GP white, SU! Sage Shadow, Me & My Big Ideas Fashion District paper pad. Ink - Ranger Distress Black Soot, Copic markers. Acces. - ribbon, button, Prima flowers. Tools - Martha Stewart flower border punch, tracing wheel, scalloped rectangle Nestie.

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April showers bring May flowers ~ I'm really looking forward to those May flowers!!

Here is my April cuppie calendar page. Isn't she sweet? There's just something about those cute cupcakes!!

Supplies: Stamps - taylored expressions A Year of Sweets 1, Crafty Secrets Altered Art (brackets around April), Papertrey Ink Butterfly Kisses (little flower). Paper - SU! Apricot Appeal, DCWV Retro Prints paper pad, April calendar page. Ink - Ranger Distress Black Soot, SU! Regal Rose classic, Copic markers, atyou Spica glitter pens. Tools - SU! scalloped border & corner punches, tiny flower punch from Michaels, scalloped square Nestie, tracing wheel.

I hope you have a sweet day, thanks for stopping by!

Today is my brothers birthday, I miss him so much.
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