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Hi Friends!

I hope I am not giving away any trade secrets, but when Our Craft Lounge comes out with new sets they do it in a big way…. dozens at a time!   As a team member, we get to choose a set amount of those sets to work with for the term.   When the new sets were revealed to us a while back, I squealed in delight when I saw the new Crystal Clear set.

It’s a running joke (which smacks of truth) that we are gypsies.   In my lifetime, I have lived in 5 states.   I have moved across country a total of six times.   I’ve lived in 28 different houses in 8 different cities.   With each move, we unpacked less and less!   My husband was born and raised in the same town in the same house where his parents moved to when they married.  His mother STILL lives in that house 60+ years later.

So I have been having a tough time stamping of late.   I have fallen out of the habit of stamping with the challenges and that is not good.   The challenges always motivate me.   This morning I was determined to stamp the color challenge.   Wouldn’t you know I don’t have ANY of the new colors.   I went ahead and substituted older SU colors that work, though.


Madame Obvious sees in her crystal ball that I’ve forgotten someone’s birthday.   Really? No!  How obvious!   I am a cardmaker.   I have hundreds of cards.   Can I manage to get them sent out on time?!  Nope!


Here are my deets:

Stamps:  Our Craft Lounge Crystal Clear

Colors: Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery, GP White, paper studio dps

Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, certainly celery, elegant eggplant, copics

Accessories: 1″ Satin (purple) ribbon from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store,  Label 4 nesties, paper shaper flourish punch, gem stones, sticky tape, dimensionals, ruler, sharpie (for floor), glossy glaze.


I think I’ll make a stash of belated birthday cards…. and not send them out :).   Thanks for stopping by!



6 Responses to “~ OCL – Un-Fortunately ~”

  1. on 07 Sep 2010 at 12:14teri

    Hi Holly!
    I just want you to know that I love this card and love your work. You do great stuff!

  2. on 07 Sep 2010 at 13:52Marisa

    You would have to put me in a loony bin if I had to move that many times!! Darling card and some fun colours.

  3. on 07 Sep 2010 at 14:22Loretta

    Hi Holly,

    Glad I found your blog on net worked blogs, this card is terrific, I’m going to head over and check out their stamps the images are adorable!


  4. on 07 Sep 2010 at 19:27Jessie/knightrone

    OMG, I am in LOVE!! Totally cute Holly!!

  5. on 07 Sep 2010 at 20:43Kim P

    Great card!! Such a fun sentiment for an autumn birthday!

    I completely understand the make-a-card-hoard-a-card syndrome! 😉

  6. on 08 Sep 2010 at 14:37Monique

    What a fun card!!! Love these bold colors and big Purple bow!! Fantastic 🙂

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