Thursday, March 15, 2012

Happy Birthday, Debbie!

It's been a week-long celebration of the birthday of my OCL design team mate, Debbie Corbari!  She is a very talented illustrator and card-maker, and I'm so happy that I can also call her my friend!  I just LOVE when Debbie comes to my blog, because she leaves the best comments!  She has such a great sense of humor, and that comes across very genuinely in her art and in her words!

This stamp set, Love in the Air, is one of Debbie's very own designs. Hot air balloon images make me smile, because the place where I met my husband was decorated with them!  I love that they've become so popular lately!

The OCL challenge is not only Debbie's birthday celebration, but an inspiration challenge! The brightly colored balloons in this photo  inspired not only my choice of stamp sets, but the October Afternoon designer paper that I used.  Pink and red look so great together!  I'm really glad that May Arts shared these beautiful ribbons which so perfectly harmonize with the green of the leaves!  

There is one more day of inspiration with May Arts and Our Craft Lounge!  Tomorrow will also bring a new challenge...I hope to see you here again!

Visit the OCL blog (each weekday this week!), because you absolutely do NOT want to miss your chance to WIN, nor do you want to miss the gorgeous creations by my DT mates!

Love in the Air
October Afternoon designer paper
Memento ink
Copic markers
Tim Holtz tea-dye distress ink
Spellbinders tag
Kaiser Craft pearls
May Arts ribbons
dimensional adhesive


  1. Very Pretty card. I love that hot air balloon. It fits with everything so well.

  2. This card is beautiful! I love the papers you chose, they are just perfect and the clouds and all the fussy cutting. Just gorgeous!

  3. OH.MY.GOODNESS Deb! I am blown AWAY by this card and your WORDS! You just sister! Truly! THANK YOU! I'm beaming!

  4. I love the way you used the patterned paper. Beautiful, sunshiny card!

  5. Love your beautiful card, Great image of the hot air balloon! Reminds me that I must book the hot air balloon ride that I got for my husbands 50th birthday a few weeks ago!

  6. I love hot air balloon images. Very pretty with the flower paper.

  7. Cool balloon stamp! Love the colors in your card and the pretty ribbon!

  8. Very pretty colors!
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  9. I love the way you used the ribbons to separate the 2 different patterns and I like how the balloon stands out even with 2 semi bold patterns.

  10. I love the colors and how you used the ribbon.

  11. Cute card Deb! Love the ribbon & colors you used!

  12. Lovely card! Love that hot air balloon! ;o)

  13. Cool how you used 1 ribbon on top of the other!