Friday, May 1, 2009

Our Craft Lounge Release with Blog Candy!

I was asked by my gal, Cambria, if I'd like to help with another stamp release by Our Craft Lounge. I couldn't say no. I love their stamps!

I found a complete School scrapbook kit on the clearance rack at Joanns a few years ago for $3.99! It has everything in it including the scrapbook! I grabbed all 4 of them but had yet to start scraping any school pictures. Our Craft Lounge changed all that when they came out with this set, Back to School.




So here are two pages for Benjamin's school scrapbook using Back to School. I used the pattern paper and the little journaling image from the kit for these pages. I only colored in a little of the images as I liked the look of the all white against the black.

stamp set: back to school - our craft lounge; paper: red, blue, green, pattern paper; ink: black; accs: spellbinders, notched punch, Helmar quick runner, Helmar liquid scrap dots, red marker

stamp set: back to school- our craft lounge; paper: red, green, blue, pattern paper from kit; ink: black; accs: ribbon, notched punch, mustard marker, staples, Helmar Quick Runner



I did the color challenge, sketch challenge and ways to use it challenge all in one! I used Back to School to make a card for that first place. I made stripes on the white with SU's retired plaid maker. It made me think of a referee's shirt. Just a little bit of color to the image as the black really helps pop the entire card. I stamped the basketball in black on red cardstock and cut them out to place on the card.

stamp: back to school - our craft lounge; paper; old olive, real red, black, white; ink: black; accs: real red marker, old olive marker, spellbinders, cuttlebug, su plaid maker

To check out the other 23 sets being released today, see these great ladies below:

Granny's Secrets - Diana Gibbs
Beauty and the Beach- Jeanne Streiff
Summer Sweets - Heather McNally
Bubbles - Nancy Morgan
Oceans of Fun -Valerie Stangle
Sandy Sunsets- VickGarretti
Coastal Wishes- Denise Marzec
Garden Thoughts - Lila Holgate
Mice Friends- Holly McMillen
The Tribe - Pam Hooten
Flyin' Birthday - Jacqui Lines
Let Freedom Ring- Marianne Walker
Bees Knees- Carol Halvorson
Nailed It -Debbie Corbari
Sunkissed - Deb Felts
Life's a Beach - Joy Kennedy
Bring on the BBQ- Cindy Lawerence
School's Out- Sherry Cheever
Bookworm - Kendra Wietstock
Swingin' By - Bethie Silaika
All About the USA - Roseanne Knowles
Dino-mite - Kisa Peters
Game On- Cambria Turnbow


So would you like to win Back to School?

All you need to do is leave me a comment telling me how you think you would use this set the most. I will draw a winner on Monday around noon. Good luck!

86 comments:

Janet said...

Nice set. I like the sentiments. They'd go well with all those back to school pics I have, but haven't scrapped.

Janet L. said...

Great art!! I'd love to use this set for a special young friend. I've known him since his birth and he has helped us out when we're on vacation so many times! The set would make a great gift card holder! Thanks for the chance to win!

Dawn said...

I think this set would be perfect for scrapbooking school pics or making teacher's gifts. Really cute!

terriavidreader (USA - IN) said...

Basics are good! And these could be changed pretty easily into even more.

Tracey said...

A fantastic set and projects! This would be great for all of my nieces and nephews school pictures!!

Sharri C said...

This would be a great one for scrapbooking the school years, Thanks for sharing. SharriC

Adeline E. Brill said...

I just started scrapping my sons' school albums -it helps me remember how cute they were when they were little! This set would be a perfect match for all of their school pictures!e

Karen said...

Really nice scrapbook pages! Love that you showed pages instead of cards with these! Thanks for the chance to win!

Dawn said...

turned out cute! great pages =)

naturecoastcrafter said...

I'm a former teacher and this set could really come in handy for all my teaching pals and for my "grands" headed back to school. Great companion with the other school sets just released.

Nicole said...

I would use this for all of my kid's sports and how the place!! WOW, love this set! Thanks!!

Stephanie said...

Oh great scarpbook set...would def use this in my books.

Gabriela said...

You've done a great job demonstrating this set's versatility. I'm so impressed. If I owned this set, I know I'd get back to cinsihing my daughter's 4th grade scrapbook. What a great set!

kjtr17 said...

Great school set!!

Kelly H. said...

Great set. I would use this in scrapbooks! Thanks for a chance to win!!!

artfulwhimsies said...

great for our little school friends!

HeyHeyPaula said...

Nice set. As a retired teacher and Nana to 2 school-aged girls, I'd use this set for both cards and scrap-booking. It would be great for school pics and school memory books.

Lenoria said...

Very nice set. I would use this set with my grandkids' school pictures. I have various school ages from just starting kindergarden, graduating kindergarden this year, up to one starting 8th grade in the fall, and a few younger!

Kay said...

Your samples are great, and so are these stamps! My DD is 3, so I could use this set for her from day one at "real" school. (We call daycare school, too). I started papercrafting as a scrapbooker, so think of all the yummy pages I could make for her with these!

Lisa F said...

What a great set - I would use this in scrapbooks more than cards! Thank you for the chance to win

lisa808 said...

I would definitely use this set for scrapbooking. Thanks for the chance to win.

Michelle Otto said...

Great set for scrapbooking! Please enter me to win - THanks.

Laura Love said...

What a fun set! I am loving all of the new sets they all look like fun to play with! Thanks for the chance to win one!

Laura said...

This is great set, and it would be a good addition to my sets as I finish up the elementary school scrapbooks. You did a great job on the stamped images.

Lynn said...

thanks for the chance to win some
blog candy. Your work is awesome! Have a blessed scrappin weekend!

Joy said...

Thanks for playing with us Amber. I'm glad this set inspired you to get back to scrapbooking! :) Inky Hugs!

Cambria Turnbow said...

Oh my word! HOLY BACK TO SCHOOl! You are freaking AMAZING! I LOVE these
pages and your card. Let me climb back into my chair! DANG!

Thanks SO much Amber! Oh, thank you my friend!

Makiko Jones said...

Love the set!! Your layout and card are so wonderful!! You make me want to scrapbook again :)

Niki said...

Great set to scrap book all the kids' school photos and projects. I try to keep one or two outstanding projects each year, but never quite know what to do with them. Thanks for the chance to win

Denise said...

Cute cards! I would probably use this set as encouragement to my g-kids. They do great in school and I love to tell 'em.

MrsETaylor said...

We have 2 children, one of which will be starting kindergarten this fall. It will be a perfect set to use for capturing those great memories.

Terri T. said...

I would use this set just the way you did....for scrapbook pages. :)

Tamara said...

Great use of this sentiment set. I can really see myself using it for scrapbooking my sister's first year of teaching.

Holly aka Toy said...

Oh Amber! Your layouts are beautiful! I love that you did scrapbook pages. Excellent work, my friend!

Little GTO said...

I would use this set doing layouts for scrapbooking. I would make grad cards also. I think it's important for the children to be acknowledged.
Sharon

Stampin_melissa said...

Cute set! Would be wonderful for those Kindergarten pics I have yet to scrap! LOL!

akagreenhouse said...

Cute set! I'm a teacher and could use this set a million ways!!!

Patricia St Martin said...

Great set.

Sumtoy said...

great looking set and wonderful cards

Nancy said...

I would love this set to use on my scrapbooking school days for my daughter and maybe some cards!

Crafty Num Nums said...

I love how you can use this set for scrapbookin gand cards. More for your money, hehehehe

Deb said...

Woohoooo Amber! Love your cards and pages! Perfect images for the pics you had! You go girl, getting all those challenges in! I'm impressed!

Missy said...

Awesome!!! I have a kiddo who is starting school come August. I would so use this for his scrapbooking like you did. Maybe a nice card to hide in his backpack as well. Great job!!! TFS!!!

CraftyViolet said...

Would love this stamp set! So great for school scrapbook pages.

Judy Lucas said...

I love this set. Cute!

Jane said...

The page with the bus, Too Cute!
Jane B

Beth said...

Oh Amber - this is darling!!!!

for2nately said...

these are great-I'd totally use them to scrap my kids' school pics! thanks for the chance to win!
Elizabeth

Joyce said...

A great SCHOOL set. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Anonymous said...

Another great set!!!! OCL really rocks with this release.

Gail H.
Booboostamper@aol.com

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awesome scrapbooked pages, Ambier, and I'm LOVIN' the card! So eye catching with the black matting!

MaGoooo said...

GREAT card!!

marla said...

When I saw this stamp set and sentiments I immediately thought of scrapbooking and that is how you used them so perfectly!!!

DaDoodleDiva said...

I just adore your layouts! What a great set.

Stamping & Scrapping Passion said...

LOVE LOVE your work. I lover your teacher cards too. I am a teacher and I always make my gifts for all the others I work with. YOur creations are wonderful.
I am also excitied to be able to be included in your blog candy.
Thanks
Cindy Soto
cindy@mydreamparty.com

ny2tx_patti said...

Thanks for sharing your samples made with this great new set! I think I would use it the most scrapbooking pages of our grandchildren!

Verda said...

Your school pages are darling. You did a wonderful job putting them together. Very handy set for those with children or grand children still in school.

Sandra said...

this set screams scrap booking - and with 3 kids there are lots of uses of this!
Sandra

Missy said...

Cute set! I love your pages. Thanks for the chance to win this set!

Kathy Kelsheimer said...

You did an awesome job with these stamps! I think I'd use them for cards for my nieces and nephews. Too much fun!

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

Awesome LOs and a really pretty card!

Nessa said...

My oldest boy just started Kindergarten this year and I have his and my baby's entire educational career to scrapbook. I will have LOTS of use for this set I'm sure!

mitch47 said...

I don't scrapbook, but I DO LOVE CARDMAKING! This set would come in very handy for my grandkids' cards. Thanks for the chance to win one.

Lesley said...

This set could be used to make a mini school scrapbook in NO TIME at all! And with how long it takes me to complete a project, that would be wayyyyyyy cool!

Heather said...

This is perfect for scraping. Your pages are great!

Kelli said...

Oh man, I would use this like crazy, I'm in a mad dash to complete a Scrapbook for DS that graduates June YES!!! THIS YEAR!!! LOL You think I've started, ummmm, NO~! YIKES!!!!!! LOL

That is a SUPER cute set!!!! I love the pages you created with it too, VERY nice!!!!!

Julie said...

I, like you, would use this set on scrapbook pages. I have lots of school years for my kids to finish, I mean lots!

Jacqui said...

Great samples. I too think I would use it most for scrapbooking as opposed to card making.
Thanks for sharing your great ideas.

n2kids said...

Love this set! I would use the set for pages in my school's scrapbook.
Thanks for sharing.

Kim Ross said...

Lovin' these new releases! I'd use this set to make projects for my sister's son, who will be starting school soon.

Heather said...

At the end of the school year I always give each of my students a group picture of the class. This is how I would use it mostly. Of course it would also be lovely for my own kids school photos too. Thanks

Sue D said...

I would use this set to scrapbook my 4 boy's school pictures.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Jan Dicaire said...

Thank you for the chance to win. The set is so cute. It would work well for my grandson who will be entering 1st grade this coming Sept.

Julie Temple said...

Cute Set!! Guess I would be a fool NOT to scrap with this one...my DD is a senior next year...I need to get on it!
Thanks for the chance!
Julie

marywebb said...

Great school set. I would use it for cards mostly. Thanks for the chance to win.

Angela said...

Good job with this set! :)

JKB said...

This would be great for cardmaking.

scrappintlc said...

I would use this set a ton of scrapbook pages. Your samples are very cute.

Karen B said...

This set would be perfect for remembering the lives of those you love. Making memory books for special occasions, elaborate or not each verse has a place to enhance any picture.
Thanks
Karen

Rebecca Ednie said...

I would do the same as you, scrapbook pages!

Nancy said...

What a great set and I love your samples. I would use this set just like you have - for scrapbooking... or maybe even teacher's cards.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Stampin'GHmom said...

This is a great set. I'd use it for the scrapbooks I make each year for my daughter and now next year for my oldest son who will start kindergarten. I'm sure I'd also use it for my youngest son who will start school the year after that.

Sharon said...

Thanks for the chance to win this set.

jennie black said...

fun

jenniebstampin@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Love this set! Thanks for the opportunity to win.
tmblueb@hotmail.com
Teresa Blue

Lynn said...

Super cute pages. I would use the set on the photo box of pics of my son to scrap with! I have done the first 16 years of my dd's life and my son's Army basic training and jump school. So, I am really behind!