Aug 18 2010

Sneakin’ & Peekin’! * OCL’s First Peeks!

Welcome, everyone!!  I’m oh so tickled to be sharing some brand spankin’ new sneak peeks from the newest CHA releases from Our Craft Lounge!  If only you could “see” my IRL smile!   

*** And guess what?!  You’ll have plenty of chances to win a free stamp set!   Just leave a comment every day on the sneaky peeks being shared by each team member on the tour and the blog hop on Friday  —  Aug. 18, 19, & 20.   Then we’ll choose winners on Sunday, August 22.    Each of us will be giving away a stamp set!  (Limit of one free set per winner.)

Now for the “peeking”!  It’s my pleasure to bring the fantasy & fun of the ever-loved reindeer to you today, with a sweet peek at the new “Reindeer Games” stamps.   Oh so fun!   There’s something for the ‘outside’/front of your cards, plus the rest of the sentiment for the ‘inside’ of the card!   (In the words of my G’son James … when he’s on the phone with me!  … …   Here!  Let me show you! 

Now do you see what I mean?  There “has” to be more, so you’ll need a peek later on at the inside as well.  😉  

I’ve had so much fun with this reindeer!  See that cute nose?  Well, our reindeer practically “demanded” to have some special nose make-up, so I’ve sparkled it up with some Sparkly Fluff for good measure.  Then of course, those decorative lights certainly needed to bring their own shine to the party, so they’ve been glossed with a glaze pen.    I hope you can see the additions in this little extra pic.

What about the snowflakes?  Well, I’ve added my very first video tutorial below to get you started!  Basically, I dry pressure embossed the snowflakes, then heat embossed for the white appearance against the saffron background.  I would love to hear your thoughts!



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Now I know that you’re going to find a lot more fun & inspiration along the sneak peek way today, so you’ll want to be sure to visit these talented ladies’ blogs for more eye-candy!    Remember that you can leave a comment at each blog, for lots of opportunities to win a free set!  I hope you have fun.  I’m actually planning to make the tour myself!   Oooooh!  And check back at about the same time tomorrow … for more peeks!

Amber Hillman
Beth Silaika
Bev Gerard  (So glad you’re “here”!)
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
Michelle Fowler
Pam Hooten
Terri Thill

****So where can you find these fun new stamps?  Check out the great list of retailers right here! 

37 responses so far

37 Responses to “Sneakin’ & Peekin’! * OCL’s First Peeks!”

  1. debbie says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE it Tex!

  2. pam hooten says:

    I love this set Tex, and your card is super cute!

  3. DawnL says:

    hahahaha…too cute Bev!

  4. Tammie E says:

    Your snowflake embossing is awesome! I can’t wait to see how you did it. Great card!

  5. Stephanie Serrano says:

    Oh that is too cute!! LOL!

  6. Beverly S says:

    Great card…..I love everything about it (the stamps, the embossing, the design, etc). Your snowflake embossing is awesome. 🙂

  7. Broni says:

    How adorable, Bev…inside and out! Love the “fluffy” nose and the beautiful snowflakes!

  8. QC says:

    Oh my gosh………..this is SUPER cute. GREAT job, Tex! Not that one could ever expect less from you, your cards are ALWAYS over the top with details!!

  9. Cambria says:

    HA HA HA HA…. makes me laugh every time! LOVE it sweet Tex!!!

  10. Heather McNally says:

    Absolutely ADORABLE! Love love love it, Tex!

  11. Kelly Booth says:

    I just ADORE that reindeer…your cards are so pretty and perfect!!

  12. Karen H says:

    Bwahahahahahaha! I love it. That is one cute reindeer!

  13. beate says:

    Girl, this is so cute, I can’t stand it! Gorgeous coloring, adorable layers…wonderful card!

    Hugs and smiles

  14. Deb says:

    So absolutely adorable, Bev! Love those sparkly snowflakes!

  15. Lana says:

    Tex, your card is adorable! Hope everything is going GREAT for you!

  16. Lori says:

    Too cute Bev!!

  17. sandra says:

    very cute!
    (thanks for sharing … the embossing is really neat!)

  18. Gale Varland says:

    That reindeer is adorable! Love the lights on the antlers.

  19. KelliJo says:

    Great Card Bev!!! The Tut is awesome I have an embossing buddy cuz those stray flakes… UGH MAke me DRINK! LOL

    Love the added BANG UP SHINE on th edry embossing!!!

    Hugs kj

  20. Maria says:

    LOVE how this little guy got into the Christmas Spirit!! CUTE card Tex!

  21. Dori says:

    Now isn’t that just a clever idea combining the two different types of embossing. Great card and the stamp set is adorable.

  22. Karen H says:

    This is so cute Bev. Your tutorial was great too! Thanks for showing what happens when you rush! lol

  23. Celeste says:

    I don’t know if I’m laughing harder over the sentiment outside and inside your card OR the comment from your grandson!!! My cousin’s grandson says the funniest stuff! I love how you did the layers on your card. Thanks for the tutorial too. This card is awesome!

  24. Ann says:

    This card is so adorable! It made me laugh out loud.

  25. Joan Ervin says:

    Oooooh, Bev…your tutorial was FABO!!!!!!! What a great technique and you were sooooo AWESOME!!!!!!! Love your sweet card, too!!!!!

  26. Rho's place says:

    Oh how cute in rudolph! I love reindeers! Very cute card…..thank you!

  27. carrie says:

    Cute card …….. love the reindeer.

  28. Just wonderful!! You did an awesome job with the embossing!

  29. Sue D says:

    I like your snowflake embossing!

  30. denise (peanutbee) says:

    Sooooo fun and beautiful all at the same time. Love the embossing!

    ….and I just love these reindeer and pun sets. They crack me up!

  31. Robin (scrappintlc) says:

    How fun is that reindeer. beautiful cards.

  32. Becky says:

    Thank you for the tutorial on the double embossing technique! Makes it so much easier to understand when I see it! Love your cards!

  33. so much easier to understand when I see it! Love your cards!

  34. […] the cuttlebugged background, I used my “Emboss upon Embossing” technique, as shown in this video.  Sparkly Fluff was added to one of the oval layers, while OCL’s Crafty Sparkles glitter […]

  35. Gabi says:

    Hi, I found your workshop because I did some bloghoping.
    I want to thank you for providing and also for your clear english.
    I absolutely understand everything.
    That’t not the rule, I’ a German.

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