Monday, December 15, 2008

Valentine Blog Candy !

I know, I know...it's December & you're still working on your Christmas cards ... but Valentine's Day really is just around the corner, and I'd love to spread a little Christmas joy by giving away one of the newly released sets by Our Craft Lounge! I'm going to be away from the computer for a few days, so I thought this would be a great time to do a little blog candy! I'm giving away the brand spankin new OCL set I used to make today's cards..."So In Love", and you can find it right HERE! I heat embossed Brilliance Graphite Ink with Clear Embossing Powder...I LOVE how the embossed black pops agaist that Just Dreamy 2 DP (My Minds Eye). There are 3 new sets being released today...you've got to check out the card Cami made with the new Love Bug set... it's right HERE! Isn't that adorable? Here's my second card...using pretty much the same supplies as the first, similar layout, but no DP on this one ~
More embossing on this card plus I used a Copic Marker to color in the tiny red hearts and a clear Spica glitter pen to add a little sparkle to the open hearts on the borders :) ! Have you seen the specially packaged assortments that OCL is offering? You can check 'em out right HERE! Copics make great Christmas gifts...my family totally surprised me last year with my very first set of Copics for Christmas! It's hard to take me by surprise, but they did it. I've thanked them about a million times...I LOVE my Copics!
This year, I'm expecting a gift that's even more special. I'm about to become a grandma for the very first time :) !! Baby Chloe is scheduled to arrive this Wednesday (the 17th) & will need surgery & some special care, so we're traveling to a hopsital where a team of specialists are ready to give her all the help she needs. We'd appreciate your prayers and I will update you when I can. In the meanwhile...how about some blog candy?
To get your name in the drawing for the Blog Candy just leave a comment and tell me which of the OCL sets under the category of Love & Such is your favorite...you can find 'em right HERE. I'll leave the blog candy open for 1 week and random.org will pick a winner on December 22nd. One entry per person please. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your week :)
I used similar supplies for both cards...so I'm going to combine the supply lists. The only real difference is the first card has DP and the second card has Copic markers and no DP...
Supplies ~ Stamps: So in Love Paper: Real Red, Pink Pirouette, Basic Black, Just Dreamy 2 DP Ink: Brilliance Graphite (with clear embossing powder & heat gun) Tools/Accessories: Ticket corner punch, Scallop edge punch, Small & Large Oval punches, Black Brads, Black American Crafts ribbon, R46 Copic marker, Clear Spica glitter pen, Sakura clear glaze pen,

70 comments:

Tiffany said...

Congrats on being a grandma this week! I will keep your family in my prayers this week.

I love the Love Bug set. So cute!!

Good luck and congratulations. Take care. . . Tiffany

Amy said...

I tried to scope out the OCL stamp sets, but for some reason the site is blocked on my computer. So, I can't tell you which is my fave, but I do think your card is adorable, and if I could use the sets to make a card like that, it'd be great! Thanks for the chance at some blog candy!!

Sheriw said...

I like the So In Love set. I'm like you, I worked on my Valentines last night. It will be here before we know it.

Maria Gurnsey said...

my fave is definately the love bug. he is adorable. i love the cards you made, makes me ready for valentines!

Stephanie Smith said...

I like the So In Love Set! I think your cards are adorable.

Anonymous said...

I love the Love Bug. Would love to win some blog candy. It would be a belated birthday present. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all out there in blog land. Diana

Tonya said...

I like the So In Love and the True Love sets best. =) I really like the embossed look you have going on. You are so funny, I was embossing for a while and grew bored with it, now I want to do it again!!!

Nancy, congratulations to you and your family on the upcoming arrival of Chloe. She is coming into such a precious family and I can see you are going to be an amazing grandma!! =)

marla said...

What a very fun RAK. I am a heart fanatic. I LOVE them. I really liked the So in Love Set.

Jeri said...

Congratulations on the baby!! I love the Love Bug set, but also like So in Love, too.

Lastel said...

I love the So In Love set the best ! Your cards are beautiful Nancy !

sena said...

Congrats on being a grandma! Chloe's a very beautiful name :) I love the So In Love!
sena.sagani[at]gmail[dot]com

Scrapbookmama said...

My baby neice's name is Chole :)My prayers and thoughts will be with you.((HUGS)) as far as the OCL stamps I really liked Love Bugs it looks like so much fun to play with.

-Ellie

Chris said...

Journey safely!
My prayers will be with you during this week of Chloe's birth and do trust in the Lord, He will bring her through the extra medical attention needed.
I like So in Love the best!They are all great.

Ifat Art said...

Thanks for the chance!
They're all soo cute. My favorite one is "Tree-mendous Love".

Good luck everyone!

LeslieM said...

Hi, "True Love" is my favorite set. I'm already excited about ideas I have for Valentine's day projects. I need more people to send them to!

Shirley said...

I love you site and all the different creations.... my favorte is the Love bug

God bless you and the new arrival to your family

Pat said...

Your work is amazing, Nancy! Love your style. ALL of the stamps in Love & Such are so cute ... but my personal favorite is Tree-mendous Love. It just catches my eye with that adorable tree and the giraffe - oh, so cute! Thanks for offering such sweet blog candy!

Niki said...

Nancy,
Best of luck to you and your family, especially baby Chloe. Babies are the best!

My favorite set is Pat the Dog. He's too cute.

Thanks,
Niki

Anonymous said...

I love your card. I don't really use a lot of hearts on my cards but the set Pat the dog is absolutely adorable!

Dawn

Charlene H. said...

I think Love Bug is my favorite. I have a thing about bug stamps - not sure why because I really don't like bugs in real life. Bug stamps are so cute though. Thanks for the chance to win!

nancy littrell said...

I think Love Bug and Treemendous equally, but all the others are really, really cute too :-)
My thoughts and prayers are with baby Chloe, Katie, Ryan, and all the rest of the family. You will make the most awesome "young" Grandma :-)

RONITIB said...

Thank you for the chance to win!
First - Congrats to you and your family.

NOW - All of them are so cute!

But my favorite is the "Love Bug".

April Z said...

I really like the So In Love and True Love sets. Your cards are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on being a grandma. Sending prayers that everything goes well. Your cards are very nice. My favorite set is "True Love".
JoAnn B. scrappingnana4@yahoo,com

Whimsey said...

Ooooooo pick me; I love the new OCL stamp sets; Santa's gonna bring me some cash so I can buy some. LOL

Love all your new Christmas creations!!

Hugs, Michele

Angel said...

Absolutely "So in Love" is my fave. Your card is SO SO cute. praying for you, dear friend!

Stacy said...

Wow, what great candy! And congrats on your news :0)
It is sooo hard to pick a favorite I like them all, but Love Bug is really cute! Thanks for the chance to win.

JoAnne said...

I like them all but Love Bug is really cute. Your blog is very nice i really enjoy it.

Thanks for the chance to Win.

Isabel Z said...

I adore Lola Love b/c you it is whimsical and you can interchange the parts. It's so much fun to play with.

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity and for inspiring me.

MaryBeth said...

My favorite is the So In Love set. Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity to win some awesome blog candy!

Crystal2469 said...

Cute cards! I looked at the stamp sets and I like the "So in Love" set. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers this week.

Nancy Park said...

I like the "So in Love" set, I hope I win as if not I will be purchasing it can't wait to use it.

Chris said...

Congratulations on being a grandma. I am praying for you all and that all goes well. What a wonderful gift!!!

Thanks for a chance to win! I love all the sets but Pat the Dog is my favorite.

Merry Christmas!

Lara's Laugh Lines said...

~**Happy New Baby... I will be praying for Chloe and all her loving family!**~

Your "heart" work is beautiful and inspiring. Lola is awfully cute with those knee socks, but I like the versatillity of "So in Love".

~**Merry Christmas & may God continue to bless you & yours!**~

Sue D said...

I like the set you used--So in Love.
Congrats on being a grandma.

Bunny B said...

Congrats on being a grandma! Woohoo!!
My fave is So In Love!!!
bunnybx at gmail . com

Betty said...

Love the tree in the Tree-mendous Love set! Congrats! My first grandchild is 5 months old! Talk about Tremendous Love!!!!!! Have a blessed Christmas!
betty.chet@gmail.com

Rita said...

Congrats on being a grandma, she's so beautiful. Sending good thoughts & prayers for her surgery. My favorite set is "True Love", this is such an adorable set, I luv it! Merry Christmas!!!

Debby said...

Congrats she is beautiful an so tiny. I seen one yesterday that was 5 week preemie weight 4#'s 10 ozs.
Thanks for the chance to win my favorite is the Good dog ones.
Angel hugs
Debby

Mary K said...

Love your blog, and congratulations on being a grandma, it's the best!
I like So In Love best. Hope I win!!

reflections:0) said...

I love the dog sets they are both so dang cute...



reflections:0)

Nettie said...

Congratulations , Chloe is adorable and you wouldn't know from the pictures anything would be wrong with such a sweet little thing. Praying that the surgeries go smooth and she is home soon so you can hug, kiss and love your new grand baby.

My favorite set is Tree-mendous just love the tree and giraffe.

Happy holidays to you and family.

Nettie

ribenaruby said...

Just found your beautiful blog and congratulations on becoming a grandma.Sweet little bundle of joy and I pray everything will be ok. My fave set is definetely Love Bug, seen cami's card, absolutely gorgeous creation.Thanks for the chance of candy!

Butterfly said...

Congratulations on the birth of your grand daughter. My favorite stamp set is "So in Love".
I love your card creations using this fab set. Thanks for the chance to win. Helen R.

Annelies said...

Congratulations with your newborn granddaughter! My favorite stamp set is Love Bug. Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Norine said...

Congrats on being a Grandma

I love the Pat the dog set
thanks so much for doing this
Hugs
Norine

ada said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Babies make everything better, don't they? I pray her surgeries go well....

I am NOT ready for Valentine's Day...but I do love the "SO IN LOVE" , mostly because my kids like to make their own Valentines and it would still be good for both girls and boys.... not too mushy or girlie (yes, even my 4th grade boy likes to make his). It's super cute and give me lots of ideas....
thanks for the chance to win!
Ada in Coastal Cali

Anonymous said...

Hi Nancy, My son graduated from OHSU 12 or so years ago. They are a GREAT hospital and your little grand daughter is in great hands there. Prayers will be said for her and her medical team today at church and during the week. She is beautiful. (And, you're right! Portland is beautiful--I lived there for 8 years. Just be careful on all the big and LITTLE hills when it's snowing--it gets SLIPPERY!) DeannaM

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful Grand-baby!!!
the set I think is the cutest is Pat the Good Dog. I just think it is so funny. Thanks for the chance to win. enjoy that baby!

for2nately said...

Congrats on your grand daughter! My favorite set is Love Bugs. Ladybugs are my favorite because they remind me of my mom.
thanks for sharing your precious bundle of joy and for the chance to win!
happy hoildays!
Elizabeth

Val said...

Congrats on the birth of your granddaughter! She's a cutie. I wish Chloe well with her surgeries. My favourite stamp set is Love Bug. It's just so darn cute!! Thanks for a chance to win your blog candy.

bloggingjenn said...

First of all, congrats on the arrival of baby Chloe! She's precious!! I'll keep her and your family in my prayers.
I have to say, even though the sets are all cute, I'm most partial to Tree-mendous Love. So cute!

Anonymous said...

I love the Pat the Dog sets, all of them.

okienurse said...

Awesome baby girl! Everything will go well with the surgery tomorrow and she will be much stronger for it. I really love all the stamps available but my favorite is the treemendous set.

Merry Christmas!

Lori A. said...

Congratulations!! Gorgeous baby. :) I'm saying lots of prayers that everything goes well tomorrow!
I love the set So In Love! They all look great, though. Thanks!

ShellyRaeWood said...

Aw....what a sweetie pie!! Congrats on that precious bundle. I prefer Love Bug best I think!! :::Smiles::: Shelly

Vicki (CraftCrazy98 on SCS) said...

Nancy~ Congratulations on your beautiful granddaughter! I will keep her in my prayers for a successful surgery.

As for the blog candy, thanks for the opportunity to win. I love the Love Bugs set... too cute!

Have a blessed day!

Pam P said...

Congrats on being a grandma!!! Life doesn't get much better than this. I would have to say that my favorite set would be the Love Bugs set, very cute. Thanks for the chance to win some great candy!

kat said...

Congratulations on the new baby. I remember how silly I felt with my first grandchild; there's nothing like it, is there? All my good thoughts & prayers go towards giving this new life and great start. NOW, my fav set is the one you used, So In Love, although True Love was a close second. Have a wonderful holiday!

sandy said...

I know just what you are going through, I think I still have a few callouses on my knees from the time spent in the hospital chapel. My prayers are with little Chloe and family. Stay strong.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on that beautiful little one! Thinking positive thoughts on the surgery.~~~Love these valentine cards! Sandy J

Tara Kieninger said...

Congrats, Nancy! Prayers for Chloe and all the family.

Tracy B. said...

Congrats! I like the Lola love clear stamps. I have 3 girls that would just fit that. jerryb17011@yahoo.com

Jerrold said...

What a beautiful granddaughter. There are only girls in our family thus far... I like the tree-mendous clear stamps. Thanks. jerroldbeck@yahoo.com

Kelly said...

All of the stamp sets are adorable, but being a dog lover, my favorite is Pat the Good Dog! Thanks for the chance to win. I love your work and your blog. Congrats on your new grandbaby. Thinking good thoughts for the surgery.
Kelly (Kelleast22 @ yahoo.com)

Anonymous said...

Congrats Grama on your beautiful and sweet Chloe. I will keep you all in my prayers. My daughter is 17 and she has the same name except we spell it Chloie.

May you all have a wonderful holiday season and a happy and healthy new year.

Debbie/Phx AZ
dolcedebsdesigns@yahoo.com

Grandma Dee said...

Congratulations on being a Grandma, NOTHING like grandkids. My prayers are with you and your family. I am 'So in Love' with the 'Love Bug' set, get it? Thanks for a chance to win!

Sharri C said...

Nothing like getting in at the last minute. Congrats in your new Grand daughter, I hope her surgerys go well.
I'd hve to say I love the Love Bug set. SharriC

LaurieG said...

Congratulations on that beautiful granddaughter. What a fun way to celebrate Christmas, with a brand new baby straight from Heaven.

I would have to say that my favorite set is the Tree-mendous Set. I could see using that giraffe on baby cards and cards for children, too.

JoAnne M said...

Congratulations on being a Grandma I hope someday to have grandkids too. My favorite set is the love bug set. Merry Christmas