Monday, June 1, 2009

Our Craft Lounge...BIG NEWS!

I am sure that many of you noticed my shiny new Our Craft Lounge blog bling when I added it last week, especially since we threw a little online surprise birthday party for co-owner Joy on Thursday, but it is my privilege today to officially announce that I will be designing for Our Craft Lounge, and to reveal to you this awesome team of designers! I am so thrilled to have my name included among theirs! (Thank you so much, Cambria, Joy, and Kendra for inviting me!) These girls are amazing stampers! I've been stamping with OCL's fun images since I first saw them at i {heart} papers. You'll find these great stamp sets, fabulous papers, all kinds of embellishments and tools in Kate's online store so you can get everything you need and pay only one shipping fee, which is waived if you spend $40 or more. I really love OCL and i {heart} papers!

My card for today features the newly released Oceans of Fun! These designer papers are manufactured by different companies, but I just loved the periwinkle blue that is in both, and that was what inspired the color scheme. I stamped the sea bottom using Memento ink, then masked the image to add the octopus. I colored with a combination of Copic markers and prisma pencils/gamsol. The long card layout shows off the waves and bubbles in the designer paper. Some twine-tied buttons, sparkly ribbon and bling in perfectly matching colors finish it off!

Before you begin blog hopping to see our designers' debut creations, there are a few things I would like to mention! First is our spotlight set for this week, Bookworm. So adorable, just in time for end-of-the-year teacher thank-you's! There's also a fun sketch challenge and a brand new OCL card swap.

And now...our fabulous new design team! SO honored to serve with you, girls!

Amber Hillman
Beth Silaika
Carol Halvorson
Charmaine Ikach
Cindy Lawrence
Deb Felts (that's me! *grin*)
Denise Marzec
Heather McNally
Holly McMillen
Kendra Wietstock
Kisa Peters
Lila Holgate
Pam Hooten
Valerie Stangle

And don't forget OCL co-owners Cambria Turnbow and Joy Kennedy, original illustrator Marianne Walker, and our newest stamp illustrator, Debbie Corbori.

20 comments:

  1. Fabulous Orange Octo!! Your coloring is great!

    This is going to be F-U-N!

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  2. Oh fun! Great card Deb! Welcome to this fantastic team!

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  3. What a super cute card Deb! So glad you are on the DT! Congrats!

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  4. Such a cute card, Deb! Love the bright happy colors and design!
    Congrats on making the DT for the new site! Will check it out.

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  5. Love Love LOVE these papers, Deb! They go SOOO WELL with the cute little octopus. Adorable card!! :)

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  6. You rock Deb! We were thrilled when you said yes, you'd join us! LOVE your card... you always rock it and knock my socks off!

    Welcome to the team!

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  7. Yay, Deb! Congrats. This card is super cute, too.

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  8. cute card Deb and Congrats!

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  9. So adorable, Deb! Love this card and I'm so happy to be working with you!

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  10. This is so sweet Deb, love your blingy bubbles!!

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  11. Congrats Deb!!! This card is adorable!!! Love the orange!

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  12. Oh man - LOVE that organge octopus! So cute - and great papers! Great coloring! And so happy to be working with you on the DT!

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  13. What an adorable octopus card you created . It's so fun!

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  14. Awesome card! Congrats on the new DT! You're so deserving of everything!! *hugs*

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  15. Deb! I love your card. So much fun. It's great to be on a team with you again.

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  16. Deb, congrats on the design team. Your cards are wonderful and they are lucky to have you. Great card, that sparkle ribbon is fun.

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  17. YAY Deb!!! The OCL images are sooo cute, and I know you are just going to blow me away with them!! Congrats my friend!

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  18. Woo Hoo!! Can you see me doing the Happy Dance??? Congrats to you, Deb! I am so happy for you.

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  19. A big congrats, Deb!!! I am sure you will have a blast on this team!! Adorable card too!!

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