Thursday, June 2, 2011

OCL Sneak Peek!

Hello, and welcome to Our Craft Lounge's sneak peek of our upcoming mini-release!  You should have arrived from the blog of awesome Amber Hillman!

To complete the entire hop, you will start and end at the Our Craft Lounge blog, hopping from one blog to another and leaving comments at every stop along the sure to comment, because we'll be giving away some stamp sets!  Four random winners will be chosen from the comments left for our sneak peek today and second hop tomorrow...they could be from ANY of the blogs participating!  Winners will be announced on the OCL blog on Monday morning.  (Just do your best to leave a comment here!  Blogger has been having troubles for a while, and my blog still isn't totally back to normal!)

My card features a cute little elephant from a new set called Shout it Out!  This set includes lots of darling little animals along with sentiments for various occasions and coordinating comment bubbles.  Since my mom LOVES elephants and has a birthday this month, this little cutie was my first choice!  (Second choice will be the gator, a representative of my current home state of Florida and childhood home state, Louisiana!)  

I chose this particular designer paper because I wanted to color the elephant a life-like natural gray.  I love that the striped design is reminiscent of circus popcorn boxes in shades of pink and gray instead of red and yellow!  For embellishments I added a blingy spray of water from the elephant's trunk, and a bright pink silk bow.

I know my mom is gonna love this bright, simple birthday card!  I hope you like it too!

Our Craft Lounge Shout it Out!  (available soon at i {heart} papers!)
Echo Park Be Mine designer paper
Nestabilities Labels 18
silk ribbon (the pink is sold out but here's ivory)
swirly bling

From here you'll be visiting the awesome Peanutbee, aka the Paperlandscaper, Denise Marzec!  


  1. Oh this is fantastic, love the water coming out of his trunk!

  2. Awww, this elephant is so cute. I love the way you have the bling on the card. What a fun image. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Oh I think she will like it too, simple and elegant. And what a cute little elephant!

  4. Cute elephant. Love the bling!

  5. Love this sweetie, Deb! The bling coming outta his trunk is CUTE!


  6. That is such a creative way to use the bling for the water spray (having problems logging in for a comment - AShu93 at aol dot com)

  7. Adorable cards, thanks for sharing!

    Carol B

  8. Very pretty card, love the " water".

  9. Cute, cute, cute. That bling for the water is perfect~

  10. Very cute--I like your blingy spray of water.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  11. I LOVE him!! The bling is perfect!!

  12. Deb, your card is so adorable! I love the red bow, too!

  13. Awwww, your little Elephant card is sooo sweet!!!
    Puppy Hugs,
    Wendy aka Roo

  14. Totally cute!!!! What a great way to showcase the water spray!!! Thanks for sharing 8^)

  15. She is absolutely going to love this card Deb!! LOVE the bling!!