Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Sketchbook News: Beautiful Cards, Things to Come and don't Forget November's Free Digi!

Good morning!  It's going to be a crazy weather day in South Carolina.  We are expecting drastic temperature increases from 35 degrees overnight into to the 70's today.  Our local news reports severe thunderstorms and possible tornadoes throughout the day.  Let's hope not but a few prayers wouldn't hurt :)
I want to share two lovely cards made by a couple of talented Outlawz.  Haven't been there?  You should visit and check out the fun challenges and excellent inspiration the design teams post.
There is a new challenge every day for a full 7 days of fun. Just click the link.
The first card is by Patricia St. Martin featuring
 I love the scene Pat has created with this card. The layers and textures are fabulous
you can view her blog and leave a lovely comment at:

The next card is by Edie Warren featuring
 Edie has created and incredible winter scene.  I love every element, the colors remind me of aurora borealis.  You can view her blog and leave a lovely comment at:

I've been working on a new digi this week.  It will debut in the Studio this weekend.  Take a look:
I will work on these guys and get them posted in the Studio for your winter cards.  In the meantime, I do have a couple of new images you might be interested in:
OPC's Three Trees
 OPC's Poinsettia
Oh, hey, and don't forget to grab the November free digi!
I hope you have a wonderful and safe week.  Hugs and happy crafting!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Sketchbook News: Free Digi for November and New in the Studio

Happy Friday!
I hope you are ready for the weekend.  Got your craft space ready?  I do.  I want to introduce two new images for Christmas and post your November freebie from Oak Pond.
OPC's Three Trees:

OPC's Poinsettia:
Both can be purchased now at Oak Pond Creation's Digital Illustration Studio If you make a card using any Oak Pond Digi, don't forget to e-mail me.  I'd love to see what you create and don't forget to catch me on Twitter and Facebook.
Hugs and happy crafting!
Your November freebie is the Fat Man in the Red Suit himself, OPC's Santa.  Enjoy!

Please do not post this free image anywhere on the Internet/world wide web.  You may post a LINK directing individuals to this post.  This image is protected by copyright and Angel Policy applies.  This image will expire on November 30th 2013.  Thank you and enjoy. :)

Sunday, November 3, 2013

OPC Sponsors Pile it On!

Hi crafty followers.  I'm sponsoring the latest challenge over at
The latest challenge theme is Animals with Character and I've created my newest paper craft with this in mind.  My card is a gift card holder slider for a very special Diva Princess who just turned 3 years old.
Stop on over and check out the PIO Design Team and their adorable paper creations, leave them some lovely comments then, get craftin' and link up your cards for a chance to win three digital images from the Oak Pond Creations Studio.

My card features Edgar the Raven digital image.
I've added color with Copics.  Hot Fudge Studio Stamp (number 3) created for Hampton Art
Paper:  American Girl, Recollections Card Stock
EK punch to create a pull tab and a Blue Moon metal charm for some bling!
Hugs and happy crafting!
Challenges Entered

Goodbye Halloween

I know. I know.  Christmas is coming.  This is my Halloween last hurrah!  Yesterday I had an amazing Christmas crafting day with Linda from Turtle in the Sand and Jeni from Flip Flop Creations.  We had a great time making Christmas cards and cackling it up like a bunch of hens.  I told them about one more Halloween project I wanted to get finished.  Well it's done.  Just in time for the Halloween pack up but all ready for next year's decorating.
The now empty bottle ;) was gift to my husband from my mother in law.  It contained a crafted beer they shared on her last visit.
I liked this dark brown glass so instead of tossing the bottle, I re purposed it.
I used Oak Pond Creations Skull and shaded it with Prisma pencils.
Two Martha Stewart punches and recollections card stock created the label frame.
That's it for Halloween!  Next up, Christmas.  I've got a few sketches started so join the mailing list for updates.  Hugs and happy crafting to you and thanks to my dear Mom!