Friday, November 13, 2009

Happy Birthday OCL! Come Party with Us!

Big congratulations are in order for the owners of Our Craft Lounge, Cambria Turnbow, Joy Kennedy, and Kimberly McCausland! OCL is turning one year old! Wooohoooo! We're havin' a party!

It is gonna be a huge celebration, so hang onto your party hat and get ready for a fun ride! It all begins with a Scavenger Hunt this starts today and ends at midnight Pacific time on Sunday. The list of questions for which you must find answers is posted on the OCL blog and forum. Visit our designers to find the answers (did you see the one I posted here?), email 'em in and hope to win! There will be one first place winner and one randomly selected honorary winner who will be announced Monday.

Then, also on Monday on the OCL forum, the week of challenges begins. Each challenge has a certain number of points which you accumulate as you play...and you will definitely want to play along, because the grand-prize winner will win a $100 gift certificate! We'll still be holding our regular monthly sketch challenge too, so that's another chance to win the OCL set of your choice.

On Wednesday, we will begin sneak peeking the sets from our upcoming Valentine Release. You can catch a glimpse of these new sets on Wednesday and Thursday and then join us for the big Blog Hop on Friday, November 20th. As usual, we'll be giving away at least one of every new set! It's gonna be so much fun and you won't want to miss it so bookmark The Lounge, and mark your calendar!

I am SO honored and thrilled to be part of the OCL team! I love Our Craft Lounge images...they fit my style and just make me happy! :) My very first design team was i {heart} papers and since Kate sells OCL sets I was using them in my design work from the very beginning. So grateful that my DT mate Kendra thought of me when OCL later gathered their own team of designers!

I thought it would be most appropriate to post one of my (if not THE) most favorite cards of all the OCL cards I have made this year. This stair step card is from my 2nd Dirty Dozen gallery, which was themed Tropical Paradise. Granny just cracks me up! So much fun to work with.

Just last night I was working on another fun/funny Granny card for the upcoming DD gallery which will open Saturday night. (I guess that will be a sneak of the sneak peeks because it will be really early!) I'm not giving any hints, except that I was covered in Sparkly Fluff and made another big scene! ;) I can't believe that my six months as a Dirty Girl have sped by so quickly and that this will be my last month! SOB! Parting is such sweet sorrow! It has been such an amazing experience, and a truly enchanted time in my life. I'm so glad to have an ihp Design Team Challenge and the OCL Birthday Bash to keep me busy and help keep my spirits up as I transition from Dirty Dozen to Dirty Dozen Alumni! Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, CHA! LOL! Woohooo! Lots to look forward to!

Thanks for visiting! See you soon!


  1. This card makes me have a huge smile :)

  2. This is so stinkin' CUTE Deb, I love it!

  3. You are BRILLIANT and AMAZING!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this card! Shazam baby!

  4. This card is AMAZING, Deb! Seriously AMAZING! WOWZA! Love your work!

  5. This is my FAVORITE card of yours. I looooove it! We even talked about it on the phone! :)

  6. Fun card!
    Can't believe your DD term is nearly done! Can you run for re-election?? LOL!!

  7. Very nice card. I want to go to the beach now!

  8. This card is just too cute! The pearls on the bathing suit are adorable. The detail on the beach is amazing too!