Hey all!!! Well, I am feeling somewhat better today although now I feel like I am getting a stomach virus - which my son stayed home with yesterday, uggghhhh!!!! I tell ya, if it's not one thing, it's another!!! But, lots to do, so I am pressing on!! First, I want to share some exciting news about one of my friends! Denise is a wonderfully talented stamper who has decided to start her own stamp company called Whimsy Stamps!! I am super excited for her, and just know she will do well - head on over to her blog, and check out her really cute sneak peeks of her upcoming releases, they are totally adorable! Well, it seems like a lot of my friends are jumping off and starting their own stamp companies - I did receive some emails asking me if I am starting MY own, and the answer is a resounding NO! I am not, I am sticking with Stampin' Up! However, these gals are my friends, and I wish them well in their new business endeavor. And, on that note, remember when I told you about Cambria's new stamp company called Our Craft Lounge? Well, I have some cards to share using her adorable new stamp sets! I was lucky enough to receive some of her stamps, and they are really cute!! Here is the first one using a set called Lil' Peanut -isn't that elephant cute?! I made this card for my little niece's birthday, she will love it! I used this week's SFYTT from Jen del Muro, which is fabulous! I haven't played with her sketches in awhile, so I was happy to find time this week! I paper pieced the balloons ad the little presents, then water colored Lil' Peanut with my blender pen and stamp pads. And, I could not resist adding a touch of glitter to her ears and her toenails? can you see it?! Everything except the image is SU! This next card is made with a set called Tree-Mendous Love and I adore this darling little giraffe that is part of this set! I made this card for my daughter who is away at Science Camp for the whole week (all the 6th graders go!) so she knows I missed here while she was gone - and I do, terribly! That row of hearts and hugs is one of the stamps, isn't it cute? And, the large heart is a stamp that I cut out and popped up over the tail, then added some glitter!! Kayla loves glitter!!! Everything but the stamps on this card is also Stampin' Up! Lastly, I have a really cute card to share that features Pat the Dog - this is my favorite, I just love this little dog! Look how adorable he is!!! I made this card for the love of my life - I am going to slip it into his truck and place it on his front seat in the morning so he gets it on his way to work! See the tag? It says "Ruff U" using a dog collar, how cute is that?! I had fun with this one, and kept the colors masculine because I knew it was going to my DH. I used some dog paper from Cloud 9 Design, but everything else is Stampin' Up (except for one brad!) I did fold down the corner of the dsp, added a photo corner, and then stamped and cut out two little bones as embellishments. And, of course the cute little paw print brad was perfect for this card! The other brads are Ruby Red brads and the ribbon is all Chocolate Chip. I even sewed on this one - it just looked like it would fit!! So, there you have it - three new sets from Our Craft Lounge....very cute, doncha think? Now, don't go thinking I am leaving my roots- I LOVE Stampin' Up! and am very loyal to them BUT I am also all for helping out friends, and these two very talented women are trying to make a go of it!! So, if I can help, why not? In the meanwhile, stay tuned for tomorrow when I will be back to my Stampin' Up! roots and Tamara's sketch challenge!! Till then, SMOOCHES!!!