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!!!  :)


  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!

  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!

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

  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! =)

  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!

  6. 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

  7. Oh WOW! So many fabulous cards! Kim's are amazing and those 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!

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

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

  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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