Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sketchbook News: New Release and a Happy Birthday!

It's a happy day at Oak Pond.  Our youngest son Evan is celebrating his 15th birthday today.  It's hard to believe how fast our sons have grown.  Take a look.
This was Evan yesterday:

And this is Evan (right) today:
Boy, does time fly!
Last week I  sat with Evan and watched him play a video game.  The game had crazy little pigs running around like mad and it made us laugh.  I asked Evan, would he like his birthday card character to be a pig.  He laughed and said "that'll be cool mom."  That was all the inspiration I needed.
Boris and his bucket of ice cream are ready for Evan's party.

For his card I've used Recollections card stock, a Tim Holtz embellishment, Recollections brads, Cuttlebug embossing folder and die (for the tag.) I added color with Copic Sketch markers.  Boris is in the studio and you can find him here:

I hope you have a great week.  Don't forget to visit the previous post and grab July's free digi before it disappears forever.  Hugs and happy crafting.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sketchbook News: July's Free Digi and a Challenge!

Happy Tuesday!  I hope you are doing what you love and crafting your heart out this week.  It's been raining in Myrtle Beach with no sun in sight for the next few days.  No worries, I was able to make my own sunshine in the studio over the weekend.  Keep reading.

This week, I'm sponsoring the team at 613 Avenue Create.
The Designers have created beautiful inspiration cards to get you motivated.  Their theme is "Anything Goes" so of  course you can't go wrong annnd if you enter, you have a chance to win 3 stamps from my studio.

This weekend I decided to work on a project with one of my older stamps.  I visited my friend Linda over at Turtle in the Sand.  She works at a little scrapbook store in Myrtle Beach.  Linda held a color and chat class and we had a great time coloring our images and chatting away.  I decided to tackle a Birthday card with the image.  I've featured "Baxley's Sunflower." All paper is from my stash.  Solid card stock is Recollections.
Spellbinders ovals to trim the image, twine and sateen ribbon for embellishment and a Recollections brad.
Copics for color
See, I made my own sunshine :)
You can read more about Baxley's Sunflower and how it ended up on my sketchbook HERE.  Click the image below to purchase this image and create your very own sunshine!

I hope you have a fabulous week.  Don't forget to check out the gals at 613 Avenue and remember to grab your Oak Pond Creations July Freebie!  Hugs and happy crafting.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sketchbook News: New in the Studio and July's Free Digital Stamp

Good Day!  I hope you're having a great summer so far.  It's 95 degrees in Myrtle Beach today.  Hot-hot-HOT!  As the weather heats up outside, I'm spending some time indoors to post your July free digital stamp and share a card I created featuring my newest image.

Benedict hopped into the studio just this minute and wishes you a "Hoppy Day!"

Benedict is available for purchase at Oak Pond Creations Digital Illustration Studio.
Enjoy your week.  Don't forget to check out the Oak Pond Creations Facebook page for inspiration and the latest news and releases.  Hugs and happy crafting. -Kim

Your July Freebie:
Louie's Boots
This free digital stamp is now EXPIRED

Please do not post my free digital images anywhere on the Internet/World wide web.  You may provide a link to this post for others to come and grab this free image.  Copyright retained by Kimberly Hecker of Oak Pond Creations.  Angel Policy applies please.  Thank you :)