Tuesday, April 15, 2014

New digis and a new challenge at Some Odd Girl!

Happy Tuesday, everybody! You know that today is new digi day at Some Odd Girl, right? Get ready for some coloring fun with "Jump Rope Tia"! She joins "Skateboard Tobie" today in the Some Odd Girl Store!

Some Odd Girl Stamps supplies: "Jump Rope Tia" digital stamp. Other supplies: patterned paper "Cut & Paste" - American Crafts/Amy Tangerine; sentiment sticker - Simple Stories; enamel dots - My Mind's Eye.
Isn't she cute? I had fun coloring her, especially because she reminds me of the fun I used to have as a kid! 

I'm not much of an outdoors person anymore, but I spent lots of my younger years in summertime riding a bike, roller skating, or playing outside...I'm much more worried about tripping over something or embarrassing myself if I tried any of that today!

And, there's a new challenge kicking off today in our Facebook group! Our theme for this 2-week challenge is "Wishy Washi", so break out your Some Odd Girl images and your washi tape and join us! My card for the challenge features one of the bunnies from the new "Hip Hop Hooray" clear stamp set! 


I attached two strips of washi tape to white cardstock, trimmed the tape-covered strips, and folded them to look like ribbon loops!

Don't forget, our challenges have moved from the Some Odd Girl blog to the new Facebook group! If you're not a member, pop over and join us! And, for all the latest and ODD-est news, make sure you've signed up for the SOG newsletter!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you enjoyed today's projects!

Hugs,

Monday, April 14, 2014

"Chick" out this Spring card!

Hi, peeps! I'm up on the Whimsy and Stars Studio blog today with a card featuring the "Spring Garden Chickie" digi stamp by Whimsy and Stars Studio! This digi stamp, like all the digi stamps in the store are available for instant download, so there's no waiting to start coloring them!

Supplies: digital stamp "Spring Garden Chickie" - Whimsy and Stars Studio; patterned paper - "Yes Please" - American Crafts/Amy Tangerine; sentiment stamp - Papertrey Ink, vellum, gem brads, assorted Copic markers, Ranger Glossy Accents; "Lacey Ovals" and "Standard Ovals - Large" - Spellbinders; watermark ink - VersaMark; white embossing powder.
You can also see more from Whimsy and Stars Studio on the blog, and in our Facebook group! I'd love for you to join us there!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope your week is off to a great start!

Hugs,

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Lawnscaping Challenge: Try a New Technique!

Hi, everybody! Today, I'm sharing my card for the new Lawnscaping Challenge! The theme for this one is "try a new technique", and it was certainly a challenge to find a new technique!

I decided on "bokeh stamping". Bokeh backgrounds are a pretty hot trend in photography, and it's based on the way the camera lens interprets out of focus points of light. Some photographers add shaped filters on the lens to change the blurred lights to stars, hearts, snowflakes or other shapes they love.

You can find LOTS of examples of bokeh photos on Pinterest, and I found some great examples of bokeh-inspired stamping HERE.

My card features the unicorn and a sentiment from Lawn Fawn's "Critters Ever After" set, and I used the solid star stamp from the "Summertime Charm" set to create the bokeh effect.


For all the guidelines and details on this challenge, visit the Lawnscaping Challenge blog!


And, I have some related happy news...my "Clean and Simple" card for Lawnscaping Challenge #78 was named the winner, aka the "Queen of Green"! YAY! 

Here's the card again:



Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you're having a wonderful week!

Hugs,

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Hip Hop Hooray! Some Odd Girl's April Release - 2nd Day!

Hi, everybody! Welcome to the second day of the April clear stamp release at Some Odd Girl! Today's projects will have you shouting "HIP HOP HOORAY", which also happens to be the name of this adorable set! 

Since I couldn't choose between the set's two bunnies for my project, I made a tag with each of them! The carrot is a separate stamp from the set, and I masked it onto each bunny. Aren't they cute? I love how soft and spring-y they are!

Some Odd Girl supplies: image and sentiment stamps: "Hip Hop Hooray" clear stamp set. Other supplies: patterned paper: "Fresh Cut" 6x6 pad - Basic Grey; buttons, border strips and product packaging: SEI. coloring medium: Copic markers; foam squares, twine; pearl accents: Prima, ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Teal Zeal - Tsukineko. 

Not only are there new clear stamps in the Some Odd Girl Store, two new digital stamps are making their debut today! Check out "Bug Catcher Tobie" and his jar of (organically awesome) fireflies:

Some Odd Girl supplies: digital stamp: "Firefly Tobie"; sentiment stamp: "Hipster Kody" clear stamp set. Other supplies: patterned paper: "This & That - Charming 6x6 paper pad" - Echo Park Paper; wood veneer stars: Studio Calico; coloring medium: Copic markers; Ranger Glossy Accents, Stickles.

For more fun and inspiring creations with the newest Some Odd Girl clear AND digi stamps, stop by the SOG blog!

Have you joined our Linky Party? All you have to do is make something with any Some Odd Girl Stamps and use the linky tool on our blog, so everyone can get a peek at your crafty and ODD creations! The SOG blog has all of the details on this month's Linky Party...go check it out!

You can also connect with all things Some Odd Girl in our Facebook group (our bi-weekly challenges have moved there) and by subscribing to the SOG newsletter! You never know what fun things might pop up, and newsletter subscribers get the scoop first!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you enjoyed today's projects! 

Hugs,

Monday, April 7, 2014

Some Odd Girl's Hopping into Clear Stamp Release Week!

Hi there, and happy Monday to you! It's time for the first clear stamp release of our new term at Some Odd Girl Stamps, and we're hopping into this week's previews with "Bunny Girl Gwen"! Here's my card:


I loved coloring her up, and I'm sure you will, too! Isn't she awesome?

For more fun and inspiring creations with the newest Some Odd Girl stamps, stop by the SOG blog

Pssst...have you joined our Linky Party? All you have to do is make something with any Some Odd Girl Stamps and use the linky tool on our blog, so everyone can get a peek at your crafty and ODD creations! The SOG blog has all of the details on this month's Linky Party...go check it out!

You can also connect with all things Some Odd Girl in our Facebook group (our bi-weekly challenges have moved there) and by subscribing to the SOG newsletter! You never know what fun things might pop up, and newsletter subscribers get the scoop first!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you enjoyed today's card! I'll be back tomorrow for our second day of previews...critter fans will LOVE tomorrow's set! See you then!

Hugs,

Friday, April 4, 2014

My 2014 Stamping Royalty Entries!

For the second year in a row, I challenged myself to enter Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking magazine's "Stamping Royalty" contest. Although I didn't get a happy e-mail again this year, I thought I'd share the cards that I entered in this year's contest with you!

I was inspired by fellow blogger and crafter Ashley Harris to post my "Royalty-In-Waiting" cards. She's encouraging those who didn't get the happy e-mail to share their cards on her blog and on their personal blogs, so I'm going to link my cards up, and hope they inspire you!

Entry #1 - Friendship category:
Supplies Used: Cardstock: (white) Hammermill  Patterned Paper: (black chevron from Park Bench 6x6 pad) Fancy Pants Clear Stamps: (hearts from Woodgrain Backgrounds set) Lawn Fawn Dye Ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko (Neon Pink, Neon Orange, Neon Green, Neon Blue) Hero Arts Dies: (Scripty Hello) Lawn Fawn Other: (arrow paper clip) Freckled Fawn, pink bamboo twine (Some Odd Girl Stamps), vellum. Finished size: 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”


Entry #2 - Birthday category:
Supplies Used: Cardstock: (white) Hammermill (Naturals White) Stampin’ UP!  Patterned Paper: (Chevron, yellow solid, blue ombre from It’s a Celebration 6x6 pad) Carta Bella Color medium: (assorted markers) Copic Clear Stamps: (cake, candle from Sweet & Salty set, wish big from Big Wishes Mae set) Some Odd Girl Stamps Dye Ink: (Tuxedo Black, Nautical Blue) Tsukineko (Neon Green) Hero Arts   Finished size: 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”



Entry #3 - Thank You category: 
Supplies Used: Cardstock: (white) Hammermill (kraft) PaperTrey Ink  Patterned Paper: (Tic Tac Toe from Well Played 6x6 pad) Carta Bella Color medium: (assorted markers) Copic Clear Stamps: (Good Fortune set) Lawn Fawn Dye Ink: (Love Letter, Espresso Truffle, Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko Finished size: 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”

Entry #4 - Season's Greetings Category: 
Supplies Used: Cardstock: (white) Hammermill (Naturals White) Stampin’ UP! Patterned Paper: (Peace & Joy, Happy Holidays from ’Tis the Season 6x6 pad) Echo Park Clear Stamps: (Polka Dot Parade #9 Mini Stamp Set) PaperTrey Ink Dye Ink: (Pistachio, Olive Grove, Love Letter, Rich Cocoa) Tsukineko Other: (glitter star brad) Recollections, sequins.  Finished size: 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”

These are more "clean and simple" than the cards I usually make, and I took that on as part of the contest challenge. I've come a long way since I first started making cards, and I'll keep trying to win that elusive tiara!

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you'll have time to get some crafting done over the weekend!

Hugs,

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Some Springtime Inspiration at Whimsy and Stars Studio!

Hi, everybody! I'm up on the Whimsy and Stars Studio blog today sharing this card! I hope you'll pop by to say hi!


The featured image is "Easter Egg Lamb" and it's available for instant download, along with all of the other images in the Whimsy and Stars Studio Store! I colored everything first with Copic markers, then I gave the lamb some extra fluff with white Liquid Applique' and a heat tool. The egg is accented with Glossy Accents and Stickles.

You can also see more from Whimsy and Stars Studio on the blog, and in our Facebook group! I'd lovefor you to join us there!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you're having a wonderful week!

Hugs,

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

I'm back on the Some Odd Girl Stamps Team!

Hi, everybody! I can finally let you in on some news I've been waiting to share...I'm going to be on the Some Odd Girl team for another year! WOOHOO! We're gearing up for what's going to be another AH-MAY-ZING term, and you'll love what we're working on!

Today, I'm sharing my favorite project from the past term. You may remember the "Daffodil Fairy" digital stamp, which was released in mid-February:


It was so hard to pick my favorite project, but I kept going back to this little cutie. She makes me smile, and I'm pretty pleased with how the shading came out on her flower and dress. And, I love the paper collection that I used on the card! (You can find all of the details on this card at my original post.)

What's new this time around is that Some Odd Girl will have two Design Teams, one for Clear Stamps and one for Digital Stamps! I'm pleased to say that I'll be sharing projects with both the clear and digital stamps this term, and bringing you more tutorials and inspiration, too!

You'll also want to join us next week as we kick off Clear Stamp Release Week at Some Odd Girl! (And, I hear that there will also be a few new digi stamps in the store on Tuesday)! See you then!

Hugs,

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Whimsy and Stars Studio Digi Release and DT Announcement!

Hi, everybody! I'm pleased to announce that I'm back on the Design Team at Whimsy and Stars Studio for the Spring 2014 term! 

Mabelle is announcing the members of the new team today, and we're all sharing our projects with her newest digi, "Daisy Bunny"! Here's my tag:


And here's a look at the digi stamp, which is available for instant download with all of the other super-adorable digis at the Whimsy and Stars Studio etsy store!


Mabelle is giving away a digi stamp of choice to TWO random winners who leave a comment at the Whimsy and Stars Studio blog before Monday, March 30th. Make sure you stop by and tell her how much you've enjoyed our DT showcase for your chance to win!

I'm so happy to be designing with these talented ladies for another term at Whimsy and Stars Studio:


You'll also find the list and their blog links in my right sidebar under the DT graphic!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you're having a great week!

Hugs,

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

It's Digi Release Day at Some Odd Girl!

Hi, everybody! Hope your week is off to a good start! I've been doing a lot of coloring, and am trying to work on shading and light sources. Even though I've been through both of the Copic certification classes, there's still so much to learn!

Images like the "Grands" digis at Some Odd Girl are great for practicing shading techniques. For today's card, I worked on creating more dimension in the face and the clothing. The main image, "Grandpa Feeds the Ducks", is one of two new digis in the Some Odd Girl store:


Because the paper was so bright and kind of busy, I went with a softer mat panel under the main images. I didn't want to make it plain white because of the ducks, so I chose a light blue woodgrain pattern from my stash. I also made a custom accent by stamping a sentiment from the "Make A Statement" clear set on a piece of adhesive cork.

Did you have a chance to stop by the Some Odd Girl blog yesterday to check out my inspiration post? I made a felt coffee sleeve, stamped a few images from my Some Odd Girl clear stamps onto pieces of felt, then stitched them to decorate the sleeve!

Here's a look at the front of the sleeve:


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And, don’t forget that you still have a few days to get GOLDEN with us! Time’s running out on our March challenge, so make sure you link up before it closes!