Thursday, November 20, 2014

Lawnscaping Challenge 94: Count Me In! (and an announcement!)

Hi, everybody! I'm stopping in today to share my card for the current Lawnscaping challenge! The theme for this one is "Count Me In", which means to include numbers somewhere on your project.

I picked some of Lawn Fawn's "Sweater Weather" paper for my card, and chose to make it a school-themed thank you:


To work in the number theme, I made some faux washi tape with numbers from the "Harold's ABCs" stamp set. I mirror-stamped the apple from the "My Silly Valentine" set, and used stamps from the "So Much To Say" set for the sentiment and the star accent.


For all of the details on this challenge, stop by the Lawnscaping Challenge blog

And, now for my announcement: I'll be joining the Lawnscaping Challenge Design Team on December 1! I'm over-the-moon excited about being part of this team, and being able to share my creations featuring Lawn Fawn stamps, papers and embellishments!



I'll have a new card for each challenge (which start on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month), and will be posting a project on the Lawnscaping blog on the 2nd Monday of each month. I'd love it if you stopped by to say hello or to link up your card for each challenge!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! We're still doing our best to keep warm here...hope the weather's not too bad where you are!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Two new portrait-style digis debut at Some Odd Girl Stamps!

Hi, everybody! I have two cards to share with you today, and both of the cards feature new Some Odd Girl digital stamps! Both of the new digi stamps are available in the Some Odd Girl Store right now!

I really took my time coloring "Floral Kaylee" so I could practice shadows on her face and on the flowers. I also matched the colors in the image to the Sunshine Sorbet papers I used for the background and the frame. (The strip of polka dot paper is a scrap from my stash.) The sentiment on the card is from the "Geisha Kaylee" clear stamp set.


I decided on a bright color scheme for my second card, which features "Tropical Piper" and a sentiment from the "Garden Gwen" clear stamp set:


I love coloring Piper's curly hair! (My technique is a simple one: a mixture of squiggles and dots in three or four shades of a similar color.) 

Did you notice that I altered a Hexie Dot with a gold glitter gel pen? You can see more ideas and a tutorial on heat embossing Hexie Dots on this tutorial post that I wrote for the Some Odd Girl blog!

There's still time to get in on the November Linky Party on the Some Odd Girl blog! To join in the fun, just add your latest Some Odd Girl creations to the party with the link tool! You can also share with us in the Some Odd Girl Facebook Group! You can also find Some Odd Girl Stamps oGoogle+TwitterInstagram and Pinterest (#SomeOddGirl)!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you're staying warm if it's chilly where you are! 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The new digis at Some Odd Girl Stamps are ready for their close-up!

Hi, everybody! I hope you're ready for some new Some Odd Girl digi stamps, because I have two cards to share with you today! We're continuing our "portrait" theme for this month's releases, and I know you're going to love these! Both of the new stamps are available in the Some Odd Girl Store right now!

First up is "Coffee Piper," paired with a sentiment from the "Sweater Kaylee" clear stamp set:


If you're looking for a gal who's retro glam, you've found her! "Beehive Mae" is the perfect example of fabulous, and I think that Sunshine Sorbet papers are a fabulous choice for this card! The sentiment is from the brand new "Wink Mae" clear stamp set.


You'll find more inspiration with "Coffee Piper" and "Beehive Mae" at the Some Odd Girl blog!

I had a post on the Some Odd Girl blog yesterday with some inspiration on making this mini note card set with the Sunshine Sorbet 6x6 pad and the new "Garden Gwen" clear stamp set:


I'd love it if you stopped by the Some Odd Girl blog to check out my project! Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Hope you're having a wonderful week so far! 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Garden Gwen is blooming gorgeous!

Happy Tuesday, Oddies! Welcome back for the second day of the clear stamp release at Some Odd Girl Stamps! My project for today is a tag featuring "Garden Gwen"!


I fussy cut the top part of Gwen and layered her over the top of the frame. Because the patterned paper I chose was sort of "busy", I layered a sheet of vellum on top to soften the colors and design. I finished the tag with a gold heat-embossed sentiment, Blue Bamboo Twine, and a border punch strip of some Sunshine Sorbet paper.

For more fun with Some Odd Girl Stamps, you can join us in our Facebook Group! You can also find Some Odd Girl Stamps oGoogle+TwitterInstagram and Pinterest (#SomeOddGirl)!

Hope you've enjoyed seeing what the Odd Girls have made with the new clear sets! Make sure to stop by the Some Odd Girl blog for more inspiration with Wink Mae and Garden Gwen

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Wink Mae is fabulous (and new) in the Some Odd Girl Stamps Store!

Happy Monday, Oddies! It's a new month and that means it's time for another clear stamp release at Some Odd Girl Stamps! We have a portrait theme this month with our two new clear stamp sets (and you'll see the theme carried through in this month's digi stamp releases, too!), and we're starting things off with "Wink Mae"!


I stamped the frame twice: once for "Wink Mae", and again for the sentiment. You'll also notice that I chose some Odds & Ends for my embellishments: the Orange Bamboo Twine, Pink Bamboo Twine, and Sorbet Sequins. The orange wood grain patterned paper is from the Sunshine Sorbet 6x6 paper pad.

I'll be back tomorrow with a new project and the second new clear stamp set in Some Odd Girl Stamps' October release, and it's portrait perfect! Make sure to stop by the Some Odd Girl blog for more inspiration with Wink Mae

Every time we flip the calendar to a new month, we start a new Linky Party on the Some Odd Girl blog! To join each month's party, just add your latest Some Odd Girl creations to the party with the link tool! You can also share with us in the Some Odd Girl Facebook Group! You can also find Some Odd Girl Stamps oGoogle+TwitterInstagram and Pinterest (#SomeOddGirl)!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope your week (and month) is off to a great start!

Hugs,

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

YEEHAW! Cowboy Kody is riding in to the Some Odd Girl store!

Well howdy, everybody! There's a new cowpoke in town, and he's riding in to the Some Odd Girl store today! I'm much obliged to share a card that I made with "Cowboy Kody."


I mixed and matched some retired patterned papers from my stash, and made a custom sentiment by cutting apart some label stickers. I also added some texture to the woodgrain paper with an embossing folder.



Don't forget to join our blog hop, which runs until October 31st at midnight Eastern, and we'll announce the winners chosen from the comments left on each participating blog in the hop on the Some Odd Girl blog on Monday, November 3rd. Look at the "treats" you could win!


For the full hop order and all of the hop details, visit the Some Odd Girl blog! Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you're having a wonderful week so far!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Trick or Treat with the Odd Girls!

Hi, everybody! Welcome to Some Odd Girl‘s 2nd annual Trick or Treat Halloween Hop!



We're so happy that you're joining us! You might have arrived from LEAH’s blog – if so, you’re on the right track!  If not, you’ll want to CLICK HERE to get things started, because you won’t want to miss a thing!

All of the Odd Girls have concocted creepy little creations to inspire you today, and you’re invited to visit each blog to see what’s been brewing!  We’ll be sharing some of the projects at the Some Odd Girl blog over the next few days, but TODAY, we kick things off with the hop!

So, how can you join in on the Trick or Treat fun?  The tricks aren't anything to be afraid of; we're just sharing simple crafting tips (or tricks) with you! And as for the treats? Well, the Some Odd Girl blog has all of the scoop on those...and, they are super SWEET! (How about some clear stamps, some Odds & Ends, and some digi stamps?)

I made three Halloween cards to share with you today featuring "Cauldron Tia", "Halloween Tia" and "Witchy Mae"!




AND, so you can snag even more treats, we have a discount code for you!


Be sure to leave a comment at each stop, and if YOU have any tricks you’d like to share, we’d love to hear them!  There might just be a prize for one lucky commenter who shares a trick! Here's mine:


Our hop runs until October 31st at midnight Eastern, and we'll announce the winners on the Some Odd Girl blog on Monday, November 3rd.  Happy Haunting and HOPPING!  :)  Your next stop is ALEXIS!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! "Witching" you a very happy Halloween from all of us at Some Odd Girl!

Here's the full hop order:
Some Odd Girl blog
Suzanne - you're here!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

It's New Digi Tuesday at Some Odd Girl Stamps!

Hi, everybody! It's time for new digi stamps and cut files to hit the Some Odd Girl Stamps store! 

You'll find two new digital stamps ("Bandit Wizard" and "TRex") and two new cut files ("Forest Fold Card" and "Loopy Sentiments vol. 3") in the store today. My card features "Bandit Wizard", an adorable critter who will cast a spell on you!



I chose retro sketches #133 for my layout. Because we make our cards a few weeks in advance of each post, I wasn't able to enter this card in the challenge, but I thought you'd like to see the inspiration behind my design. 

I changed a few things for my layout, like the placement of the buttons and sentiment, and added some twine, but the basic idea's the same.



Have you sent in your entries for Some Odd Girl Stamps' "Digi Me" contest? There are only a few days left to get your ideas submitted, and you can find all the details at the Some Odd Girl blog!



Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you had a wonderful weekend and that your week is off to a great start!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Lawnscaping Facebook Inspiration Team Challenge!

Hi, everybody! I have a few cards to share today featuring Lawn Fawn stamps and papers for the design team call for the Lawnscaping Challenge's Facebook Inspiration Team. 

I've been participating in the challenges at the Lawnscaping Challenge blog for a while now, and thought it would be fun to try out for the team!

For my first card, I combined stamps from Lawn Fawn's "Critters in the Arctic" and "Love You A Latte" sets with papers from the "Snow Day" and "Peace Joy Love" petite paper pads. The walrus's scarf is from the "Winter Owl" set, and the coffee cup is from the "Winter Fox" set.


My second card is a different take on the moose in the "Critters in the Arctic" set. I dressed him up for Halloween with some props in the "Spooktacular" set. And, there's no way he's going trick or treating with just one treat bag, so I gave him five!


My third card is inspired by an idea I had to combine one of the sentiments from the "Science of Love" set with some other stamp sets to make a "punny" Halloween card. 

I stamped the back of one of the cookies in the "Milk and Cookies" set with watermark ink on vellum and heat-embossed them with opaque white powder. To make the other parts, I used a circle punch and a regular hole punch on some paper scraps.


The jar is from the "Summertime Charm" set and the tag sentiment is from the "Spooktacular" set. The chevron paper is from a retired Lawn Fawn paper pad.

Hope you enjoyed checking out my cards today! I hope you'll be inspired to mix and match some of your stamp sets to make something new!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you'll get some crafty time to make something fun over the weekend!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Make a scene with the new cut file at Some Odd Girl Stamps!

Hi, everybody! It's new digi Tuesday at Some Odd Girl Stamps, and I'm sharing a project that I made with the new "Princess Castle" cut file! 

In addition to the shaped card file, there's a castle digi stamp to help you set up the scene! I added the stone path with some paper scraps and drew in the stones with a Copic marker. 


I thought it would be cool to color Knight Kody and add him to the card. He could either be heading in to save the princess or heading home after a quest!

For more inspiration with today's new release, stop by the Some Odd Girl blog and see what our special guest and the other Odd Girls made with this cut file, the two new digis and a sentiment pack!



Don't forget, there's still time to send in your entries for Some Odd Girl Stamps' "Digi Me" contest! You can find all the details at the Some Odd Girl blog!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you had a wonderful weekend and your week is off to a great start!