Nov 18 2010

Blog Hoppin’ with Our Craft Lounge! Hugs & Kisses!


That’s right … it’s time to do the blog hop with Our Craft Lounge!  Today you’ll see lots & lots of different stamp sets … and at each OCL team member’s blog, you get another chance to win free stamps!    Each of us will be giving away a free stamp set on Sunday, so there are plenty of chances for you to win.  Yeah!  The more chances … the better!

Once again, here’s the scoop you’ll need to know:     

*  You MUST leave contact information in order to be entered – or at least be signed in to blogger. 

*  You can enter on each blog once each day.

*  You will only be eligible to win one new set.

*  Blog candy will be randomly drawn Sunday, November 21st by each blog participant.  Winners will be notified by the designer & a full list of winners will be posted on the OCL Blog

***NOTE****  I interrupt this post to let you know that my winner has been posted!  Right here!

Now here’s the list of OCL gals ready to share in the blog hoppin’ fun! 

Amber Hillman
Bev Gerard   You’re here!  Choco ((hugs))!
Broni Holcombe
Cambria Turnbow
Deb Felts
Debbie Corbari
Denise Marzec
Heather McNally
Jeanne Streiff
Joy Kennedy
Kendra Wietstock
Kisa Peters
Lori McAree
Pam Hooten
Tammie Edgerton






Here’s the delightful stamp set that I’ll be giving away on Sunday, here at Savor the Journey:     

“Hearts & Hugs”! 

This set is cling-mounted rubber, already trimmed and secure on its own indexed storage panel … completely ready for your stampin’ pleasure!

This one has lots of potential for “other than Valentines” day greetings too … special little brief case surprises, and more, I’m sure.        Love Shower~




 Do you remember how shiny & yummy homemade cooked chocolate icing can be?  Mmmmmmmmmmmm!  That’s what I was thinking of with this card.    The dotted heart  reminded me of my dotted embossing folder, and the sentiment itself brought out the chocolate thoughts.   So of course, I tried to create the appearance of some yummy sweet goodies with pigment ink and heat embossing.    Thankfully, there was no chocolate nearby, so I had no choice but to “resist” indulgence.   Whew!

I’ve left the tops of the heart ribbons just a bit off the edge on purpose, as they are folded into hanging “loops”.   The sketch is from the CAS blog sketch, themed around the Christmas holidays, but I “needed” these to be sweet “hearts” of course! 

I hope you’ve enjoyed this stop along the OCL Blog Hop!  The newly released sets that we revealed yesterday will be available soon.  The sets you saw on today’s blog hop posts are already available.   Here’s  where  Our Craft Lounge stamps and products are sold.

Thanks so much for your sweet encouragement.   I’m sure you’ll enjoy the rest of the blog hop.   Remember, winners will be notified on Sunday, so best of luck to each of you!


Card Recipe:  STAMPS = Hearts & Hugs   (Our Craft Lounge)

PAPERS:  Neenah Solar Classic white, Kraft, SU Pink Pirouette, SU Pretty in Pink, Basic Grey Bittersweet

INKS:  SU Craft Close to Cocoa and Regal Rose

ACCESSORIES:  Ranger Clear Embossing Powder, Spellbinders Big Scalloped Rectangles dies, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder, ribbon, corner rounder punch, 5/8″ circle punch, 3M Dimensional foam adhesive, heat tool

49 responses so far

49 Responses to “Blog Hoppin’ with Our Craft Lounge! Hugs & Kisses!”

  1. I LOVE homemade cooked chocolate icing (just made some not too long ago..and ate half of it out of the pot before USING it on my cupcakes..D’OH!)…and I LOVE this card! Adorable with the hanging hearts!

  2. Amber Joy says:

    So sweet!! Makes me want to go make chocolate cupcakes with pink icing!

  3. Tammie E says:

    Yummy! Great, now I’m craving chocolate for breakfast! Sweet card!!!

  4. Sandra ltb says:

    very sweet!

  5. pam hooten says:

    Love it Tex, the hearts hanging down are adorable!

  6. Candy S. says:

    Love the decorated hearts!

  7. Broni says:

    I LOVE this layout, the colors and the embossing! Yum, it looks like the sentiment was written in chocolate!!

  8. sandra m. says:

    love that heart with the swirls in it and also the xoxo border stamp, cute!

  9. Sue D says:

    I like how you achieved the look of chocolate frosting–yummy!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  10. Lynne says:

    I love all the hearts.

  11. Jean Cross says:

    Looks just like decorated cookies. You did such a great job on this card.

  12. Heather McNally says:

    Tex – this is BEYOND AMAZING! OMW – you are SO CLEVER! Just LOOOOOVE it!

  13. cambria says:

    SWEET! Makes me hungry for some reason!! You rock Bev! 🙂

  14. Stacey says:

    Super cute card! Love the sayings on this stamp set

  15. Oh Tex! This is so yummy! thank you!

  16. Renee Godsey says:

    Love this card. Hearts and chocolate…what could be better?

  17. Sweet card and so is the set.

  18. Dianna says:

    Sooo cute. I can see tons of appliications with this set! TFS!

  19. Oh my how did I miss this blog? Love the embossing. Hope I haven’t double posted.

  20. kendra says:

    SUCH A FUN CARD TEX! I love it! This is one of my all time favorite Valentine sets!

  21. Carol B says:

    That set looks so cute! I would love to have that to make Valentine’s for OWH!

    Carol B

  22. Stephanie Serrano says:

    This is wonderful!

  23. Maryann W. says:

    So glad that the expression of love will never go out of fashion. Whether it’s hearts or chocolate — or hearts of chocolate (yum) — it’s all good.

  24. chaun says:

    Like the way you did the split paper…plain and designer.

  25. Joan Ervin says:

    I’m lovin all the new OCL stamps and your card is FABULOUS, Bev!!!! I love how you used the ribbon to dangle those little hearts…tooo cute!!!!

  26. How cute! I love the color combo and the stamps are adorable! Especially love the sentiment! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Court122 at gmail dot com

  27. Vera Yates says:

    So cute! Would be fun to make Valentine cards with this set!

  28. Love your card AND the set is way cute!

  29. Gale Varland says:

    Beautiful. Love all those hearts.

  30. Kathy Hering says:


  31. Lisa says:

    Cute set! Love sweets, love chocolate, love this set!

  32. Jill says:

    Can never have too many hearts — so many ways to use them!

  33. Anna D. says:

    I {heart} your card!!! Lovely
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  34. Cute card — Love the colors!!!

  35. Ann says:

    Really pretty! I like how the hearts hang from the ribbons.

  36. Barbara Moore says:

    Very cute! Grate Valentines even the kids could make.

  37. Kim Y says:

    Totally awesome!!

  38. Denise says:

    AWESOME card, Bev! LOVE how you have hearts hanging from the ribbons!

  39. Deb says:

    Mmm! Yummy card! The shiny chocolate gave me a flashback! My mom used to make these little peanut butter balls that were dipped in chocolate that had paraffin in it to make them pretty and shiny! YUM!

  40. Dori says:

    What a great set, thanks for the chance to win it! The card is adorable!

  41. Celeste says:

    This is so sweet! I love chocolate and now I’m cravin’ it! Love the hearts on there. Thanks for sharing this lovely card with us.

  42. Mary Satterfield says:

    Love how you used this stamp the little hearts are darling…

  43. Jeanine says:

    Just love the hearts and actually adore the whole set, but your card is precious. Just what I need to make valentine cards for OWH.
    big stampin hugs,
    [email protected]

  44. Lillian says:

    Love the cascading hearts! Great job!

  45. Lori M says:

    Such a fun card!!!

  46. Debbie M says:

    What a cute card!

  47. Cute images, cute cards, but can’t get my mind around it being way too early for valentines!

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