Thursday, May 28, 2009

Happy Birthday Joy !

Super fast post to wish my friend Joy Kennedy a VERY, VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY and introduce you to a brand new set, Hangin' loose with Kona, that was designed exclusively for eP and it's available beginning today, in honor of Joy's birthday! You can check it out right here! And be sure to hop over to Joy's blog and wish her a very happy birthday :) !!!

That's all I have time for. I'm on my way out the door, headed to class. Finals are next week, and that's it for this term...whew!!! Ginormous birthday hugs to you Joy :) !

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Swingin By with some awards!

Happy Wednesday : ) ! I have a couple of cards and some blog awards to share with you today . The cards were both made with the new OCL set, Swingin' By. This set includes a variety of SUPER fun images and sentiments. You seriously have to see the entire set.... check it out right HERE.
Over the past 2 weeks, I've received a few blog awards...

KellyJean, Dancing with Stamps, sent me this "Exalting Christ" blog award! I'd like to nominate Angel and Lori, Jami & Taylor for this award. These girls inspire me with their amazing creativity, but more importantly, in their relationship with Christ. Thanks girls, for all the inspiration you provide :) !!!
And...Beth, Big Sky Paper and Design, gave me this "Makes my heart smile" blog award! And Deb at Bee Bug Creations did too :) !! I'd like to nominate Kyla, Lorri, Silke, Debbie (this week's SCS feature stamper plus she designed the stamp set that I used today...she's pretty much a super star!), Judy & Lorelie (btw... she has some awesome blog candy up for grabs!) for this award. These girls all have fun and amazing blogs that I KNOW you'll love to visit!!! And a HUGE thanks to KellyJean, Beth & Deb for these girls have been a real blessing to me...these past 2 weeks have been extra busy weeks and these awards encouraged my heart in a special way.
Back to some cards :) ... You gotta love this clever sentiment, "You'll Owl-ways be my friend". This card was also made with the Swingin By set...I had colored the owl and planned on using him on the first card, but he didn't fit, so I punched him and a sentiment out and whaa-laaa....another card!

I used these Copic colors for my cards today:
BG72, BG78, YG03, YG95, YG11, YG13, E25, E27, E31, E34, BG000 and, of course, a blender pen.These fun DPs are by My Mind's Eye...Eclectic Paperie has a great selection of MMI DPs as well as Copics - you can find 'em all right HERE.
Whew, that was a long post! There are links to a ton of fun blogs and shops & I'm sure hope you'll have a fun time visiting each and every one :) !!! Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day !
Supplies for the first card~ Stamps: OCL Swingin By Paper: MMI DP, Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Neenah White Ink: Ranger Distressed Black Soot Accessories: Copic Markers, SU Eyelet edge punch, SU horizontal slot punch, SU white taffeta ribbon, Paper piercing tool/mat pack Supplies for the second card ~ Stamps: OCL Swingin By Paper: MMI Dp, Certainly Celery, Choc Chip, Neenah White Ink: Ranger Distressed Black Soot Accessories: 1 1/4 & 1 3/8" Circle punches, 1/4" choc chip gg ribbon

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Divine Design May

It's the 9th, time to share my May Divine Design Bible Verse Challenge bookmark with you ! I've had a super busy week at school, so it was really nice to take a little break and make my bookmark. I used one of the ODBD stamps from the Design Team Scripture Collection 1. This wonderful scripture was selected by the very talented Amy Sheffer, to be part of the collection (great choice Amy!).
Romans 8:28 ~
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to His purpose"

I will enjoy focusing on and memorizing this scripture during the month of May. How reassuring to know that God is working for my good...and thank goodness it's with His plan and not mine, LOL! His perspective is far broader and infinitely wiser than mine. Are you playing along with the monthly Divine Design Bible Verse Challenge? You can find the detais HERE. And if you're looking for a little inspiration, both artistic and spiritual, be sure to check out the Divine Design gallery at SCS. When you upload your project to SCS, be sure to use the keywords BVC09, so we can check out YOUR creation! Speaking of inspiration, here are links to the scripture chicks so you can see what they've created this month:
Angel Wilde: Angelosity
Lori Craig:
Make a Difference
Jami Bova: Stamp Happy

Taylor's on vactaion, spending a little time with the hubby, so she won't be posting this month. But you can still check out her super fun blog right HERE.Thank you so much for stopping by. Hope you have a good weekend and Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there! My daughters, granddaughter and I will be spending tomorrow with my mom....4 generations of us together. What a blessing! Here's the card I made for my mom. She loves butterflies, so I think she'll love this. I used the Big Shot & SU Beautiful Butterflies die :) ~

Supplies used for the bookmark (size 3 1/2 x 6") ~ Stamps: ODBD Scripture Collection 1 Paper: Penny Lane DP by My Mind's Eye, Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery Ink: Chocolate Chip Accessories: 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, 1, 1 1/4, 1 3/8 & Scallop Circle SU punches, SU Pink Flower brad
Supplies for the card (size 4 1/4 x 5 1/2) ~ Stamps: SU All Holidays Paper: Penny Lane by My Mind's Eye, Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette, Neenah White Ink: Baja Breeze Accessories: SU Big Shot & SU Beautiful Butterflies Die, Kaiser self adhesive pink & white pearls, Scallop Edge Punch *you can find the Penny Lane, My Mind's eye DP at Eclectic Paperie...they have a wonderful selection of MMI papers :) right HERE

Monday, May 4, 2009

And the winner is ....

Thank you :) to everyone who played along with the Our Craft Lounge Blog Hop. It was a lot of fun, wasn't it? I could tell by your comments that you love the Bubbles set as much as I do! picked a winner for me......(drum roll please)....and the winner is Amanda , who said...

I love this set. I think it's my favorite new release. Your cards are wonderful and I love the little treat bag. Thanks for the chance to win!

Thank YOU Amanda & congratulations! Please email me your address ( so Joy can get that super fun Bubbles set on it's way to you!!!!

And if you weren't the winner today, no worries, you can hop on over the OCL and check out all the fun new sets, fluff, sparkles, blocks and other cool stuff! You can find it all right HERE!

My cards today were made with the OCL newly released sets, Tribe & Sunkissed! I have a class in 15 minutes, so I'm going to need to dash. I apologize for not listing all the supplies today...thanks for understanding :) and thanks for stopping by!!! Have a great day.

Friday, May 1, 2009

OCL Blog Hop & Blog Candy!

Happy Friday and welcome to the ginormous Our Craft Lounge Summer Release Blog Hop! There's a list below of all the girls who are each showing AND giving away one of the new OCL summer release sets. I have the pleasure of giving away my this adorable set called "Bubbles" ... check it out ~ I used a some OCL Brown Sugar Sparkly Fluff for sand on my first card...that stuff is super fun and it makes awesome sand! The OCL girls are welcoming another talented illustrator, Debbie, to their already impressive lineup and she has a little surprise for anyone who wants to hop on over to her blog and say hi ... Debbie's Doodles & Designs! She's awesome and it's a blog you'll want to visit again and again!
Are you ready to do a little hopping? Before you go, be sure to leave me a comment so your name will go in the drawing for the Bubbles set. One comment per person please. I'll draw a winner at 3pm Monday :) !
Hop on over to these blogs and get yourself signed up for all the new sets . And, of course, you can always pop on over the
OCL shop and check out all the great stuff (including the super-cool new acrylic blocks!)'s right HERE! Alrighty then ... just click on the turquoise names listed after each set to visit their blogs and get yourself signed up to win, win, win !!!
Granny's Secrets - Diana Gibbs
Beauty and the Beach-
Jeanne Streiff Summer Sweets - Heather McNally
Bubbles -
Nancy Morgan
Oceans of Fun -
Valerie Stangle
Sandy Sunsets-
Vicki Garrett
Coastal Wishes-
Denise Marzec
Garden Thoughts -
Lila Holgate
Mice Friends-
Holly McMillen
The Tribe -
Pam Hooten
Flyin' Birthday -
Jacqui Lines
Let Freedom Ring- Marianne Walker
Bees Knees-
Carol Halvorson
Nailed It -
Debbie Corbari
Sunkissed -
Deb Felts
Life's a Beach -
Joy Kennedy
Bring on the BBQ-
Cindy Lawerence
School's Out-
Sherry Cheever
Bookworm -
Kendra Wietstock
Swingin By -
Bethie Silaika
All About the USA -
Roseanne Knowles
Dino-mite -
Kisa Peters
Game On-
Cambria Turnbow
Back 2 School-
Amber Hillman

Supplies for "you're a star" card ~ Stamps: Bubbles Paper: My Mind's Eye DP, Taken With Teal, Kiwi Kiss, Neenah White Ink: Ranger Distressed Black Soot Accessories: Copic Markers,brown sugar & rockin pink Sparkly Fluff, Quickie Glue Pen, Crystal Effects, Large & Scalloped Oval Punches, Pink brads

Supplies for the fishy bag
~ Stamps: Bubbles Paper: My Mind's Eye DP , Real Red, Tempting Turquoise & Neenah White Ink: Ranger Distressed Black Soot Accessories: Medium cello bag, Scallop Edge punch, Designer Label punch, Red Spica pen, 1/4" real red, turquoise & old olive ribbons, Swedish fish (yum!)

Supplies for "love you more" card ~ Stamps:
Bubbles Paper: My Mind's Eye DP, Tempting Tuquoise, Choc Chip, Neenah White Ink: Ranger Distressed Black Soot Accessories: Copic Markers, Crystal Effects, 3/4", 1", 1 3/8" 1 3/4"Circle punches, making memories silver heart brads, Amuse turquoise striped ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by ... have a great weekend :) !!!