Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Sketchbook News: New in the Studio!

It's the last day of April.  Do you know what that means at Oak Pond Creations?  It's the last day to get this month's free digital stamp.  If you hurry you can still grab it here:
I'm glad spring is in full swing at Oak Pond.  This past month, the thermometer took us on a roller coaster ride.  We went from freezing ice to 90 degree days and everywhere in between but the sunshine and warm air are finally here to stay.  Dear husband, Lou started planting the veggie garden this week and our boys are very excited (rolling my eyes) that it's lawn mower season.
This time of year it's hard for me to stay inside the house but I've managed to add some new images to the studio.

This is Oak Pond Creation's Camel
My niece is graduating Campbell University next week.  Their mascot is a camel named Gaylord.  Just had to create this guy!

Oak Pond Creation's Crown of Thorns.
A reminder that He is risen and we can do all things through Him :)

Oak Pond Creation's Rooster
This guy has been on my sketchbook for quite some time.  We spent many years raising chickens at Oak Pond and our Rooster Georgie was a total crack-up.  

The real Georgie struttin' his stuff

I hope you have a wonderful, creative week.  Hugs and happy crafting!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

I hope you are having a splendid Easter holiday, celebrating the resurrection of Christ with your family and loved ones.  I've been a busy bee this weekend, I know this post is late but I wanted to share the cards I made for our two boys this year.
 Ethan's card featured Happy Rabbit

Evan's card featured Ducklings

Both cards were created with Recollections card stock and DP from my stash.  Cuttlebug embossing folder and a Stamp from Michael's

I have a few new images in the studio that I will be announcing in a future post.  Enjoy your holiday and God Bless you and your family.
Hugs and happy crafting!

Monday, April 14, 2014

It's Raining Babies!

 There is nothing more precious than a brand new baby.  My BFF and fellow crafter, Jeni from Flip Flop Creations has a brand new grandson, Luke.  I spent some time with little Luke and his family over the weekend and want to share the card I made for this little guy.
I went in search of an old friend for this one.  It had been quite a while since we'd worked together so I had to search high and low before I finally found him sitting on the shelf under my desk.  At first I wasn't sure it was him, but after sweeping away the cob-webs and blowing off the dust, there stood my trusty Cricut ready for work.  I grabbed my "A Child's Year" cartridge and we made Luke's card together.
I used Recollections Blue Elephants designer paper and card stock for this entire project.
I was so happy with the way Luke's card turned out, I spent the rest of the day making cards with Mr. Cricut.  I'll have to put him to work more often :)

Meet my crafty friends!
(L to R)
Lovely Linda from Turtle in the Sand, Fabulous Jeni from Flip Flop Creations, Jeni's magnificent mom & proud Great Grandma Jan, Me with adorable Baby Luke, and beautiful, creative & proud mom Savannah
I wish that every reader be blessed with good friends in life.  There is nothing more fulfilling than having great friends to rejoice with during the good times and lift each other up during the bad.
My thanks and love to the ladies pictured! I'm a lucky gal to have these wonderful people in my life.

Don't forget...
I'm sponsoring a couple of challenges this week.  Read the rules, craft your card and join the fun!

The Squirrel and The Fox
Theme:  All Creatures Great and Small
Come and Get It
Theme:  Black and White with a Splash of Color

Don't forget to grab the April Free Digital Stamp!
Hugs and Happy Crafting

Friday, April 11, 2014

Sketchbook News: April's Free Digital Stamp and Things to Come!

I'm sure glad Spring has finally arrived at Oak Pond.  Our Cherry trees, Red Bud and Live Oaks are in full bloom.  The Day lilies and Amaryllis are peeking their way out of the soil and should be in bloom by Easter. So much color after a cold, snowy winter is just the inspiration I need to get creative!  This week I'm sponsoring:
The theme this fortnight is All Creatures Great and Small.
Grab your furry, scaly or feathered inspiration and join the fun for a chance to win 3 free images from the Oak Pond Studio.

Take a peek at what's popping up in my sketchbook:

Don't forget to stop by the studio!

I hope you have a perfect weekend!
 April's Free Digital image is now expired.  Please check back for next months free image.
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