Monday, April 27, 2009

Introducing Debbie Corbari


This is going to be a fun week.... I'm so excited about all the things going on, I don't know where to start!

I guess the beginning is good? I got an email a month or two before CHA from this girl named Debbie. She asked if we were adding to our team of illustrators. I said I'd check with my partners, and asked her to send us a samples of her work. I didn't hear from her... I thought maybe she changed her mind.



At CHA I was SO thrilled to meet my friend Beth Silaika.
We've been friends for SO long, it didn't feel like a first meeting, but I was SO happy to get a hug and see her beautiful smile in real life. Standing next to her was this tall little bomb. She said hi and shook my hand. Later, she told me she was "the" Debbie that emailed me! Every time they stopped by our booth they were full of energy and just having a blast. OMGosh, we had so much fun at the eP dinner... I just knew we'd be friends for a long time to come. I introduced her to Kimberly, and they chatted too. We all loved her and wanted to hire her on the spot... even without seeing her work! Shortly after we got home, we got an email from Debbie with some of her artwork. Oh my.. BOMB indeed! We were beyond thrilled that she wanted to work with us, and I've been having a BLAST getting to know her better. I know you will LOVE her designs. Hop on over to her blog and give her a big OCL welcome... WElCOME DEBBIE CORBARI!

This week, we are showing sneak peeks of our new Summer Release! Keep your eye out!
The above card is made from a set called Summer Sweets... just one of the fun sets designed by Debbie. On Friday, we'll be doing a big blog hop release, where you can see all the new sets AND have a chance to win each set!

More news!! I'm so excited that my local scrapbook store Memories of Time will be carrying the ENTIRE OCL line of stamps! The first shipment is available now! All the Sparkly Fluff will arrive later this week! AND.... Our Craft Lounge will be at the store on National Scrapbook Day doing free make and takes! I hope you can stop by and stamp with us if you are in the North Bend/Coos Bay area.

Thanks for stopping by! More sneak peeks are coming. Tomorrow I show you one of my favorite new sets drawn by Marianne!

13 comments:

Debbie said...

Hey babe! Woohoo! Thanks for the intro and that is such an adorable card!!! Love the glitter!!!

You know, I would NEVER change my mind about you!!! You all are such a totally fab group of rockin babes that I was just a little intimidated submitting anything to you all! LOL! I'm SO SO glad we met IRL and hit it off so well! And I'm even MORE glad that I mustered up the courage to show you some stuff! It was the best decision I ever made! WOOHOO! I'm SO EXCITED! THANKS CAMI!

Pam said...

How cute are those ice cream cones, adorable Cami!!

Beth said...

This is gonna be one *FUN* ride my pink-a-licious friend! WOOOHOOO!

melissac said...

JUMPING UP AND DOWN HERE IN OHIO!!!! Yes all caps because I am THAT excited!! OK off to check out Debbie's blogs!! Love ya girl!! Blessings and hugs!!

Kendra said...

Woohooo girly! Lovin' the new stuff babe!

Heather McNally said...

LOVE it - LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Alex said...

What a fabulous card Cami!!! How exciting for you....I am sooo thrilled that everything is going well...and of course they want to carry your stamps, they are FABULOUS! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Kisa Peters said...

Cami! It turned out great! I LOVE the bow babe! PERFECT! I need to use that nestie more...what a great size!! Love the layout and the ice-creamy dreamy colors!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Super adorable card, Cami, and what a fantastic addition Debbie will be. Her illustrations are FANTASTIC!!

Amber (bambi64) said...

Now I want some ice cream!! Cute card, Cami!

Cindy Lawrence said...

WooHoo! YEAH Debbie!!! YEAH Our Craft Lounge!!! What a perfect fit! I'm super-excited about this release! FUN FUN FUN!!! :)

chelemom said...

You go girl!!!! You are really hitting the big time! And it couldn't happen to a nicer person!!!! : )

Savor the Journey said...

It's all such fabuloso news, Cami! I know that Debbie's work will bring an wonderful new appeal to your blossoming OCL stamps ... what a great choice!

I'm oh-so-pinkaliciously tickled for you!