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August 2010

grunged up tractor

i have another sample from the Our Craft Lounge booth at CHA...i played with lots of Tim Holtz goodness on this one...

Bountifulharvest
i just love adding vintage touches to cards and layouts...in case you hadn't figured that out!!!  here i paired papers from Tim Holtz with a piece of an old map and tickets...i found both in a local junk store...

speaking of junk store, maybe a trip this afternoon is in order...Treasures & Junk after lunch...perfect day off!!!

happy creating!

chelle 


Card Positioning System Sketch

Our Craft Lounge is sponsoring the sketch this week on Card Positioning Systems...pop on over there and play along!

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here is my take...some back-to-school fun...and, here is the sketch we have to work with...

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i can't wait to see what ya'll come up with!!! 

have a fabulous day...and stay cool...over 100 temps here in SoCal...ewwww

chelle  

Our Craft Lounge 'School Notes'

October Afternoon 'Report Card'

Walnut Stain Distress Ink

Copics:

N2, N3, E00, E31, E35, Y13, Y21, YR23, YG03, R20, R37, R59, BG10, BG72, BG75


we have a winnnnnaaaaa!!!

congratulations ann!!!!

    "This is really gorgeous! I especially like the touch of blue with the pretty ribbon."

thank you for your sweet comment ann, and CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

i have a few cards i made for the Our Craft Lounge CHA booth to share now that the new stamp sets have released...here is one of my favorites...

Nature
so many little vintage touches on this card that i just adore collecting! they all go perfectly with this image from The Art of Nature stamp set...

enjoy your day and i hope you find a moment to be creative!

chelle




boo

the Our Craft Lounge DT Sketch Challenge this week was a fun, different sketch...her's my take:

Spookytagsketch  

i flipped it and changed it up, the point of the challenges is to inspire you...and this one sure did!

go play along!

chelle

Our Craft Lounge 'Spooky Tags' stamp set

Graphic 45 'Halloween in Wonderland' papers

Distress Inks: Black Soot, Dusty Concord, Stormy Sky, & Peeled Paint

Versamagic Cloud White

embossing powder, MS bat punch, tag, misc accessories


Our Craft Lounge Blog Hop

howdy blog hoppers!!! have you enjoyed the Our Craft Lounge festivities this week? today we are revealing the sets we are giving away...mine if Butterfly Kisses...with my love of butterflies and my personal growth it was only fitting!

Butterflyembossed
i stamped and embossed the butterfly image and inked up the background with distress inks...there was some left over so...of course i had to use it up...

Butterflykisseslayout
even that one strip of the remaining paper is the perfect touch on this layout...oh how i love me some butterflies!!! 

and, here is the stamp set that one lucky winner shall receive:

Butterfly-Kisses
so many possibilities!!! 

okay...scurry on over to the other gal's blogs...they are rockin' this release!!!

 Amber Hillman
Beate Johns
Beth Silaika
Bev Gerard
Broni Holcombe
Cambria Turnbow
Charmaine Ikach
Cindy Lawrence
Deb Felts
Debbie Corbari
Deborah Anton
Denise Marzec
Heather McNally
Holly McMillen
Jeanne Streiff
Joy Kennedy
Julie Okada
Kendra Wietstock
Kisa Peters
Lori McAree
Maree Truelove
Michelle Fowler
Pam Hooten
Tammy Hershberger
Terri Thill
Vicki Garrett

have fun!!! and, remember post a comment by sunday, august 22, by noon to be eligible to win a free Butterfly Kisses stamp set!

since i didn't play along with the sketch challenge today, i have some creating to do for tomorrow!

chelle 

Our Craft Lounge 'Butterfly Kisses' Stamp Set

Girl's Paperie 'Paper girl' papers

Distress Inks: Pumice Stone, Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass, Shabby Shutters, Worn Lipstick

various Sizzix, Spellbinders, SU!, and Martha Stewart Dies & Punches

seam binding died with glimmer mist: Old Lace, Vanilla Breeze, & Tattered Leather

embossing powder and ink; misc accessories


Our Craft Lounge Sneak Peek Day 2

did you enjoy the first day of Our Craft Lounge's Sneak Peek blog hopping??? i sure did! those girls are so creative!!!

for day two, i got to play with Ole St Nick...another of my favorites and i am pretty sure my Christmas cards are going to be made with this set!!! 

Olestnick  

i just LOVE that little pull toy truck!!! to add a vintage feel i glittered the edges of the tree image and was thrilled to have the perfect card to add a mini vintage light reflector to...the center is a vintage glass bead...the type that were strung on string for garland or on a wire pick that you stuck into your tree...love those simple touches!

okay, i am done blabbering about my vintage finds...pop on over to my friend's blogs...the designers have been playing with amazing new stamps!  and, leave a comment anytime before sunday at noon for a chance to win a stamp set!

Amber Hillman
Beth Silaika
Bev Gerard
Cambria Turnbow
Charmaine Ikach
Cindy Lawrence
Deb Felts
Debbie Corbari
Deborah Anto
Denise Marzec
Heather McNally
Holly McMillen
Jeanne Streiff
Joy Kennedy
Kendra Wietstock
Kisa Peters
Lori McAree
Michelle Fowler
Pam Hooten
Tammy Hershberger
Terri Hill

see you tomorrow when i reveal the stamp set i am giving away on sunday!

chelle

Our Craft Lounge 'Ole St Nick' stamps

Bo Bunny 'Time for Wonder' papers

Walnut Stain Distress Ink

Copics: W00, W1, E41, E43, E47, Y21, Y26, YR24, R46, R59, YG11, YG17, YG67, G29

Copic Airbrush System; Spellbinder Dies; misc accessories



Our Craft Lounge Sneak Peek Day 1

today is day one of the Our Craft Lounge Sneak Peeks...OCL released 24 (!!!!) new sets at CHA...and there are some fabulous sets to play with!!!!

today i am sharing Under Lock & Key...one of my favorites from the release...

Under locknkey
this set is so fun to play with! i used them with distress inks on patterned paper and then with Perfect Medium and Perfect Pearls on the background patterned paper...the images were perfect to pair with Tim Holtz' findings...

leave a comment from today till sunday at noon for a chance to  win a stamp set (i'll show you which one on friday)...

be sure to scoot on over to the other design team member's blogs...there are prizes people...PRIZES!!!!

Amber Hillman
Beth Silaika
Bev Gerard
Broni Holcombe
Cambria Turnbow
Charmaine Ikach
Cindy Lawrence
Deb Felts
Debbie Corbari
Deborah Anton
Denise Marzec
Heather McNally
Holly McMillen
Jeanne Streiff
Joy Kennedy
Kendra Wietstock
Kisa Peters
Lori McAree
Pam Hooten
Terri Thill

i'll see you tomorrow with another peek!!!

chelle

Our Craft Lounge 'Under Lock & Key' and 'Life is' (sentiment...the 'a' was straight trickery!)

Bo Bunny 'Mama-Razzi' paper

Distress Ink: Black Soot, Walnut Stain, Rusty Hinge, Weathered Wood

Perfect Medium & Perfect Pearls 'Heirloom Gold'

Tim Holtz Sizzix Die 'Styled Labels'

Tim Holtz findings inked with Copic Marker E49

Glimmer Mists: Old Lace, Tattered Leather (sprayed on kraft card stock for base of card and layer)

Glimmer Mist Spanish Moss (used to dye seam binding)


OCL Friday DT Sketch Challenge #25

it's friday!!! whoo hoo!!! not only does that mean it's time for the weekend, but it is also time to play along with Our Craft Lounge's Design Team!

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here is my card...i played with Vintage Traveler and papers from Teresa Collin's line 'Travel Ledger'....it was a perfect combination!

here's the sketch...play along!!!

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happy creating and have a fabulous day!

chelle  

Our Craft Lounge 'Vintage Traveler'

Teresa Collin's 'Travel Ledger' papers, Making Memories Vintage Findings stamps

Tim Holtz Ticket Strip Sizzix Die, Barn Door & Pumice Stone Distress Ink, Black Archival Ink


Birthday Fishes are Fun

another day with time to play along with a SCS challenge!!! this time it was the featured stamper challenge...

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i would like you to take note...there is NO INKING!!!! nor a bow for that matter...not a sign of a flower...i'm just saying...

happy monday peeps, try to behave yourselves!

chelle

Our Craft Lounge 'Bubbles'

Bella Blvd 'All Inclusive'

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Tim Holtz Texture Fade

Copics: blender, C1, C3, E41, E43, Y17, YR15, YR07, BG000, B00, B23, B26, YG03, YG17, YG67


Inspiration Challenge 243

i had some time yesterday to play along with the Splitcoast Stampers Inspiration Challenge...

  Barnyard birdhouse
since the inspiration was a seller of birdhouses...i chose to turn my OCL 'the barnyard' stamp into a birdhouse...and, turns out i love it...i think i need one of these for the garden!

here is the birdhouse from the etsy store 'Birdhouse Blessings'  i chose as my inspiration:

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 LOVE these crooked birdhouses!!!

if you have time...head on over and play along!

chelle

Our Craft Lounge 'the barnyard' & life is'

October Afternoon 'thrift shop'

Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Copics: blender, T6, T9, Y21, YR23, YR07, YG03, YG63, YG67, R27, R59, E35, E47, E59, BG72, G12, multiliner

Copic Airbrush System