Tuesday, July 31, 2012

New from OCL!


Our Craft Lounge is releasing some fun new stamps, so today our team is hosting a blog hop to share and celebrate!  You can see the full color panels for each set on the OCL blog and order the stamps directly from OCL but before you shop, hop through our designers' blogs to see what great ideas they have come up with for using these fabulous sets. 

 We're giving away some prizes for the comments you leave from now through Friday on our blog posts, the OCL blog posts and the OCL Facebook page.  Look for the details on the OCL blog!

Also, mark your calendar for next week, because we will be back with more fun stuff!  :)

My card for today reminds me of a trip my family took the summer before my senior year of high school.  We drove from Louisiana to California, stopping at most of the major national parks along the way, including the Alamo, Carlsbad Caverns, the Grand Canyon, and finally Sequoia/King's Canyon, where my brother was working as a young US Forest Ranger.  It was the best trip of my young life, and I'm very grateful I have gotten to revisit some of those places in the years since then!  I would love to take my son on that same journey!  

I used a combination of Copic markers and paper piecing with Echo Park This and That Charming designer paper to design my Happy Camper, although the Copic markers match so well you may have trouble telling which is which.  The sky was sponged in using a scalloped circle mask and Clearsnap ink.  The various destinations are cut from the designer paper.  Of course, for young kids, a road trip seems to take forever, so this "Are we there yet" sentiment is particularly appropriate!  I inked it with Memento ink, then went over the dotty parts with a fine-tipped marker and accented it with a  "butterfly" bow of brown jute.

I'm happy that I can submit this card for Stacy's Make Mine Masculine DTGD challenge!  

32 comments:

  1. Hehe, that camping set sure has ideas flowing through my head! Your card is awesome, Deb! I love that you paired it with the This & That paper :)

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  2. Hey Deb, your card is awesome! I love how you popped the whole panel.

    Tam
    One Happy Stamper; OCL DT

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  3. Wow I had totally forgotten about the existence of these paper bits in the This N That set! What a great idea to combine them with these stamps. OK you have given me another reason to "need" these!

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  4. Oh, this is awesome! I love the design and colors

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  5. Great card, Deb! Love how it matches the paper bits so well.

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  6. love the colors and coloring! great masculine card

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  7. Love your card and your travel story. I wish you were in CA right now. I loved visiting with you in Chicago. Miss you!

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  8. What a great and fun design! Darling camper!

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  9. Great card--my husband's family took a similar trip when he was young.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  10. i love the design of this, love the vintage looK!

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  11. great man card!! always on the hunt for good guy cards. thanks for the inspiration.

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  12. Great card. I love the way all the colors blend. I wish I had some copic markers, You did a wonderful job.

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  13. Such a pretty card. That camper is so adorable.

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  14. Such a cool layout! Love it Deb!

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  15. What a great card! Love how you used those images from the EP collection, perfect complement to the camper!

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  16. What a fun and cute, cute card! Love the design you used too. Great new stamp set!
    Lynn

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  17. Great new stamp set. Love this card it is oh so cute.

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  18. Love that adorable little camper! Your color choices are FAB! :D

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  19. Wonderful card...love the blocks of images and sentiments.

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  20. I loved your card and family vacations are some of the greatest memories of my childhood too.

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  21. love your card sketch and wonderful colors.

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  22. What a wonderful card to get us inspired! Thanks you for sharing.

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  23. Love the "road signs" ... or at least that's what it reminds me of! Great card creativity!

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  24. Sounds like a fun trip! Wonderful panels and color.

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  25. Great new sets and fabulous projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. Such a cool card Deb! Love the colors & I absolutely LOVE that little camper!

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