Sunday, August 1, 2010

June OCS . . . Did I say JUNE?

Yes, I did say JUNE!   I having been participating in a One Card Swap formally headed by Teri, but now headed up by Linda & Kyoko.  If you want to participate in the August OCS, visit Linda's blog for the deets. 

My partner for June was Kim Yu of Kimbee's Creations.  She sent me not one, but 2 cards.  One was a Thank You and the other was her OCS card.  I just luv them both!

Here's the Thank You card . . .



Now, here is Kim's OCS card.  It's an easel card with a pocket.  She is so creative and I luv, luv her use of colors & embellishments!  :)  Kim added some stamped Magnolia images for me in the pocket! 



Check this out . . . not only did Kim send me her wonderful handmade cards, she crocheted these gorgeous flowers!  How can I ever use them . . . so pretty!  :)



Oh boy . . . now for the slap on the hand!  There's no excuse for my tardiness and I apologized like crazy!  Thanks Kim for being so understanding after sending my June, yes, June OCS card so late.  I had to make this X-TRA special . . . Kim is such a sweetheart with a giving spirit!  Here is the card I made for her using Creepy Crew - Wednesday.  She can be purchased at my friend's online store, Tamiko's.  Go check it out!



It's a T-Slide card that has been popping up on the blog scene.  Here's a tutorial on Splitcoaststampers, just click {HERE}.   I have the tab pulled part way in this photo.  The sentiment is hidden behind the flap/image.


 

This is what the pull tab exposes . . . the hidden sentiment.



I know Kim will enjoy this because I had so much fun making it.  And I had to play with this card a few times to try it out.  I literally had to stop myself from pulling the tab in and out . . . there was a fear that I would ruin it! 

I've enjoyed playing in the OCS, but I do realize that my time is limited, especially since #3 is on his way in about 3 months.  I'm taking a break from the OCS for now since I have been battling major exhaustion with this pregnancy and crafting has somewhat taken a "backseat".  Thankfully, my Design Team responsibilities help me to stay "crafty" when I really don't feel like it.  A HUGE thanks to you for sticking with me in the past months.  I know I haven't posted nearly as much as I used to, but as Arnold Schwarzenegger says . . . I'LL BE BACK!!!  :)

9 comments:

  1. I love the OCS cards that both you and Kim created... totally awesome! And yes, take all the break you need cause I truly know what it's like to be preggos and have to chase around little kids too! Shoots, I flat out know what it's like to chase around kids period! Hehehe! Take it easy and I know that when you come back it will be with a bang! Miss you, but i'll see you soon!

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  2. I absolutely LOVE the cards you sent me, Mama! They are truly one of a kind! I was having so much fun pulling the tag! yes, I too was afraid I would ruin it! You make me feel so special, Mama!

    Take it easy, Mama! Yes, take a break because I know how tired it is when you are carrying a little one! Take care, Mama!

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  3. wow, these are all very nice cards! you are both so creative!

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  4. Kim's cards are so beautiful!! and wow! your card is amazing, Mama!! super fun design!! i LOVE it!! take good care, my friend! =)

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  5. love the cards mama!and they arent really late...just on mommy time :) and glad that your taking a break. cant wait to see you when you get back!

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  6. sister...so this is where you have been hiding! you looking for wonderful and creative things to make and then make all us girls go...awe! now I have to make that! lol! love your card for Kim! she will definitely love it as I so just want to go home now and try this card out! love the goodies you received too! so wonderful! hope you are feeling good and energized?! have a fabulous Monday~ huggies, joy

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  7. Oh WOW! So many fabulous cards! Kim's are amazing and those flowers...so pretty!
    Your T-slide card is awesome, your interactive cards are so wonderful Mama, beautiful work! And I love your Arnold impersonation...sounded just like him! ;-) Take care and get lots of rest, we luv ya!

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  8. michelle sakamoto8/4/10, 2:27 PM

    thank you for introducing the t slide card...I'll have to try it. Wonderful cards

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  9. Wow! I love the cards Kim sent to you and yours to Kim is super wow! Gonna have to check out that tutorial. Take care and get lots of rest!

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