Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Reindeer Games

Hello Stampers!  I know... don't fall off your chair.  Two posts in a row! I realized I have a lot of projects on my computer that I haven't shared, so I'm sharing.... but still not much time for stamping.  I hope this holiday weekend, I'll find some time to sit and get inky.  I really wanted to actually SEND out some Christmas cards this year. :)
I used two stamp sets for these projects.  Reindeer Games and No Peeking! The cute gift box is a Sizzix Die... and very easy to put together.  The reindeer nose is covered with Rockin' Red Sparkly Fluff (the gift box) and Brown Sugar Sparkly Fluff (the card).  The ground is covered with our Chunky Glitter applied with Glossy Accents. That button is from Fancy Pants and the ribbon is from Bazzill, along with all the cardstock and jewels. I know I need quick and easy for the holidays... and these cute reindeer are easy to color and oh so cute! :)  Have you seen the cute set that goes with this one called Reindeer Pun? Really makes them extra fun huh?

Hope you have a wonderful day.  It's snowing here on the OR Coast... I told you it was getting cold.  The kids were SO bummed that school wasn't canceled.  Stay warm! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 22, 2010

White Christmas

Good Monday morning! Hope everyone is healthy and warm today... it's getting SO cold here on the OR Coast!  

I finally had some time to stamp... or should I say, finish stamping.  I stamped this tree from the stamp set White Christmas a few weeks ago, and it's been sitting here on my desk just patiently waiting to be turned into a card.  I really like how this one turned out.  I stamped that tree onto Neenah (I forget the name of the cardstock, but it looks like Kraft.  I want to say Sand?), with my Versamark Champagne Dazzle ink Pad, then embossed with clear embossing powder.  I grabbed a finger dauber and then used white craft ink to smear all around the tree.  When I was done, I took a tissue and cleaned off the white ink off the embossed snowflakes.  Then, I used my Ranger Sponge Tool and inked up the sided and I'm sorry, but I can't remember what ink I used.. maybe Brushed Corduroy or Antique Linen?  I'll be better next time about paying attention.... sorry!

I know I used a button from BasicGrey (Jovial Collection), and that beautiful trim is from Maya Road.  The designer paper is from Fancy Pants.  AND... I got out and dusted off my sewing machine... which made me smile this morning as I thought back to how happy I was when I first discovered I could sew.... well, on cardstock anyway. :)

If you are looking for the winner from last week's blog hop, they will all be announced over at The Lounge later today. The set I am giving away will not ship until next week though, so please be patient. 

Hope you have a wonderful week and a Thanksgiving filled with family and love! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

I Lava You!

Hey Everyone!  I'm so sorry I missed out on yesterday's fun! I'm here today though, and looking forward to showing you one the new Valentine sets from Our Craft Lounge!  Your favorite store will have these sets just in time for Santa to put one under your tree!  *wink*

This set is called Lava You.  It's SO awesome!  All kinds of fun different Lava to stamp in each lamp.  Fun sentiments too!  In my photo, my lamp is still a little mucky because I was impatient and the Glossy Accents wasn't quite dry. After it completely dries, it will be crystal clear.  I painted the hearts and surrounding the hearts with Smooch ink.  Then, once that was dry, I covered the entire "glass" part with Glossy Accents.  I then placed a double sided foam dot from Scrapbook Adhesives under the lamp part before adhering it to the black scallop layer with Zip Dry which made the lamp bulge out even more!  You just HAVE to touch it.. really you do. Finished it off by adding some of my favorite jewels from Bazzill... just like their cardstock, their jewels are THE BEST!

Would you like to win this set?  Just leave a comment here with your contact information, and you have a chance.  One winner will be drawn on Sunday.  You have until Saturday, midnight to enter.  Here are the rules. *shipment of the new sets will take a couple weeks.

1) you MUST leave contact information in order to be entered - or at least be signed in to blogger;
2) you can enter on each blog once each day; and
3) you will only be eligible to win one new set. Blog candy will be drawn Sunday morning (November 21st) by each blog participant.  Winners will be notified by the designer & a full list of winners will be posted on the OCL Blog.

Want more chances to win MORE stamp sets from Our Craft Lounge?  Go and visit these other bloggers and leave a comment!

Amber HIllman
Bev Gerard
Broni Holcombe
Cambria Turnbow
Deb Felts

Debbie Corbari
Denise Marzec
Heather McNally
Jeanne Streiff

Joy Kennedy
Kendra Wietstock

Kisa Peters
Lori McAree
Pam Hooten

Tammie Edgerton

Monday, November 8, 2010

Thankful for YOU

Hello everyone! Sorry for my long absence.  I hope to be back full time blogging mode soon.

It's November, and it marks two years Our Craft Lounge has been in business.  Thanks to YOU, it's been a wonderful two years.  To show our appreciation, we are giving away stamp sets galore!  All you have to do to win is leave a comment.  Get all the information here.   Today, you have a chance to win Jolly Ornaments, so hurry and head over, and if you are a friend at Face Book, make sure you comment  there for another chance to win!

Have a wonderful day... and thanks for supporting OCL!