Thursday, November 13, 2008

Hope You'll Come and Lounge with Me!!



Okay, so first off, I need to get a big WHOOOO HOOOO out!
Then, a deep breath...... are you ready?

So, that other little announcement is not so little... at least to me! There is another reason I've been absent for awhile... besides keeping busy with family. Yah, it's the big bright letters over there.... that "new" company. I've taken a HUGE step, along with a couple of awesome partners, and started our own stamp company! Can you believe it? I'm not so sure I believe it! LOL. Can someone pinch me?

It's a very long story, but it all started at that Copic Certification Class with Marianne Walker.. remember my Copic idol? It went something like this... " Hey, Marianne (with my jaw on the floor as I looked through her sketch books), you should make stamps." She said, " I'd love to draw if you want to make stamps." I looked around... to make sure she was talking to me! My dear friends Nancy Morgan, Joy (aka Mounds) Kennedy, and Leann Yoho
were at the class too and were SO encouraging.... we just couldn't stop thinking about it all weekend as we colored. So.... (I'm going to make this short, but I will share the whole story another time if you want to hear it), months later, Joy hooked me up with this amazing chick named Kimberly, who KNOWS SO MUCH about the crafting world. Meanwhile, I was begging Joy to join us until she caved... because we could not have done any of this without her. I knew she'd cave. She cannot resist Cams. *giggle* So, here we are... many months later... the three amigos getting Our Craft Lounge all ready for YOU.

I just have to say, that none of this could have happened without SO much help from family and friends... I'd have a zillion posts if I listed everyone. You've seen some of the bloggers over the last few days who have helped and been amazingly supportive, but there are many many more who helped us make this possible. I also want to thank Marianne, who I'm sure wanted to strangle me a few times. I think if she heard.. "can you draw us....." one more time, she might just go bonkers. Oh, and please take a minute to visit her blog... I hear she made a card for the Premiere. We ARE going to turn that girl into a stamper! *wink*

So, without further babble from me, please join us over at Our Craft Lounge! There is a lot more to come and I promise it will always be a fun place to hang out!

One more big THANK YOU, to all of you, for visiting my blog, for making me smile with your sweet comments and emails, and for all your support and friendship!

Deep breath.........oh yah baby.... here we go!

45 comments:

Alexandra said...

WHOOHOOOO Cami!!!!! I know you have busting at the seams with this tidbit - lol!!!! Way to go girl, like I said before, YOU are going to ROCK the stampin' world, baby!!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Joanne B. said...

Congratulations! I'm just SO excited for you guys. Tree-mendously excited that is!!!

Heather McNally said...

CONGRATULATIONS, my friend! I am soooooooo happy for you and all the OCL girls! This is WONDERFUL! I love you!

Kisa Peters said...

Whoothooot! CONGRATS! I'm sooo stinkin pinkin for ya (that's excited and tickled all at once....not necessarily stinky)

I'm JUST soo thrilled for you - you've worked hard......you deserve a snotty card and a day off.....and maybe a drink! : )

mjalbright said...

Congrats Cami! So proud of you.

OCL Gal said...

I love you, Cami... XOXOXO and more XOXOXOXO :)

Sumtoy said...

I am so proud of you..I have been biting my tongue for weeks...Love you sweetie and I know its going to be a big hit....

Your Auntie
Roseanne

texasjodylynn said...

CONGRATS on your new venture!

Hugs!

stamps&cars said...

With Marianne drawing for you, they will be sure to be a huge hit! Congrats!

Lori Barnett said...

(THUD) That's me on the floor!!! LOL Here's a huge "GIT-ER-DONE!" my friend! yippee!! Congratulations!!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Congrats Chicka!!!!!!

You ARE going to be a success!!!!


Vicki

Courtney said...

Congrats Cami!! I know this is going to be fabulous!!!

Stampin'GHmom said...

WOW Cami! So exciting for you. The stamps are so cute! Will definitely be placing an order soon!

Cindy Haffner said...

Congrats Cami, love your new line, Peanut rocks!!!!!!!!!!!

Tracey said...

Very exciting! I am loving the sneak peeks I keep seeing!!

chelemom said...

These stamps are AWESOME!!!! WAY TO GO!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! You are going to do great!!!!

wendyp said...

Congratulations!!!! Thats awesome!

Candice said...

CONGRATS, Cami!!! This is so awesome - the site looks wonderful and the new stamps look fabulous!!

DeeDee said...

Oh Cami!!! That is AWESOME news....congrats girlie...you are amazingly talented, so I just know this will be a HUGE hit in the stamping world!! I'm proud for you girlie!!! HUGS!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Congratulations!!! How exciting! Best of luck in this new adventure!!!

pescbrico said...

Congratulations! I went for a visit and you have pretty cool stuff! :)

Bethany Paull said...

WOW! You just blew me away. This is so exciting. CONGRATS! and you have a great product. I've been drooling over all the sneak peeks. Best wishes.

Kerry D-C said...

WOWZERS! that's awesome!!! Way to Go!!

Beate said...

Cami, I am soooo excited for you and Joy! I am grinning from ear to ear. This is soooooooooo cool!
Big hugs, silly grin and cyber hugs

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh how awesome, Cami! I am so happy for you! You ROCK, girl!

Julie Masse said...

Congrats Cami! Looks like a wonderful new venture - cute stamps, good friends what could be better!! :) Wishing you lots of success!! :)

Mothermark said...

OMG! Roseanne sent me a link and they are absolutely the most adorable stamps! I love them! I am excited for you and I know you will do well with them! Congrats to you all!

Tamara said...

Congrats to you!

joslyn said...

wow!! how exciting. congrats and i wish you great success!! i can't wait to see all you have in store!

Pam/Iris said...

YAY!!!!!!!!
The lounge is gonna be rockin' Cams! Love ya sweetie!

Harriet Skelly (SCS hskelly) said...

Awesome news. I just bought two sets and I have to say the shipping prices are so reasonable! I wish you luck in your new venture - you have quite a team!

Niki Estes said...

Congratulations, Cami!!! That is so exciting! I wish you tons of success!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOO Cambria!! I thrilled for all three of you! What an exciting venture!! I LOVE all of the stamps and cannot wait to get mine!!! I wish you much joy & success!!!

ChristineCreations said...

Congratulations Cami! I'm so happy for all of you...I've been dying to know who the brains behind all this was...:)

You've done a wonderful job, they are so CUTE!

Angie Z ~ Duckwaddlequack said...

SO very totally excited for ya'll on this new venture! I wish you the bestest success!!!!! Have a rockin' great weekend! Many happy {{{{hugs}}}}!
~Angie

broni (waterchild12) said...

This is SO WONDERFUL for you girls, Cami! I'm tickled pink for you!!! (Couldn't be any OTHER color, could it??)

Debbie Olson said...

Yay, Cami! Your stamps are SO cute--great job!

Carolyn King said...

oh HUGE congratulations Cambria! I have to go check out your site--how flippin exciting!!! Good luck in your new venture!

Lisa Somerville said...

Congrats Cambria - best of luck on your new venture!

jstopka said...

Congratulations on your new venture. The stamps are OH SO CUTE CUTE CUTE!!!

Leslie Miller said...

This is so exciting, Cami! Congratulations for getting this off the ground. I know it was an amazing lot of work but you can do ANYTHING! I can't wait to get my hands on some of your stamps and color, color, COLOR!

Anthonette said...

Congratulations on the new company, Cami! Best wishes for a successful future.

Amy Sheffer said...

Congrats and best wishes on your new venture! Awesome images!! Can't wait to see more!

Ret said...

Wow, Cam, Congratulations!!! This is soooo awesome!!!! I'm so excited for you!
You go, girl!!!

stampin hugs,
Ret

Bonnie (eggette) said...

Are you kidding me!! These are fabulous! I am just a newbie (compared to you girls!) as far as stamping goes but I know a VERY cool stamp when I see it! And these are awesome!!!!!! Congrats girl - go BABY!!!