Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Fresh-cut fun with Daisy Mae!

Hi, everybody! I hope you enjoyed yesterday's preview of "Bouquet Tobie", one of two new clear sets in the Some Odd Girl store. Are you ready for more fresh-cut fun? 

Today's new stamp set features a lovely lady named "Daisy Mae"! Here's my take:


How'd you like the new release? The Odd Girls have more blooming wonderful creations using Daisy Mae at the Some Odd Girl blog!

Thanks for stopping by today! See you tomorrow at lattesweetink.com for the debut of my new blog!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Sending a bunch of love with Bouquet Tobie!

Hi, everybody! It's the last few days of March and the end of this DT term at Some Odd Girl. I hope you enjoyed our Fond Farewell Blog Hop! Before our term is officially over, we have one more clear stamp release to share with you!

Now that springtime is officially here, we're celebrating with two new stamp sets that have serious flower power!  First up is "Bouquet Tobie", a sweet little guy with a bunch of blooms for someone special! Here's my take:


I'll be back tomorrow with the second new release stamp and more floral fun! For more inspiration from the Odd Girls using Bouquet Tobie, make sure to visit the Some Odd Girl blog!

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Also, here's a quick reminder that I'll have a new blog address on Wednesday:

lattesweetink.com

All of my content from this blog will be at my new address, so you'll still be able to go back and check out my older posts and projects!

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


Friday, March 27, 2015

Lawnscaping FIT March Blog Hop!

It's the last Friday of the month, so that means it's time for the Lawnscaping Challenge Facebook Inspiration Team's (FIT) Monthly Blog Hop! You've probably arrived from Sabine's blog, but in case you're starting here, you'll find the full hop list at the bottom of my post!


This month's hop is being sponsored by The Ink RoadBe sure to visit The Ink Road and Lara's blog! We'll be picking a winner from all of the comments left on our hop to receive a gift certificate to The Ink Road!

This month, the FIT is inspired by GREEN, so I made a mini gift bag and a gift card holder with Lawn Fawn's "Love You A Latte" and "My Lucky Charm" sets. I made both the gift bag and the card holder with the Goodie Bag Lawn Cuts die. 


I made the custom paper by stamping patterns on white card stock and coloring the images. 


Here's our full blog hop order:

Suzanne - you're here!


Before you continue the hop at Marina's blog, be sure to leave a comment for me so you can increase your chance of being the lucky winner of a gift certificate to The Ink Road!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you're enjoying all of the inspiration in today's hop and are going to have some time to craft this weekend!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Some Odd Girl End of Term Blog Hop!

Hello, Odd friends, and welcome to Some Odd Girl‘s Fond Farewell blog hop for the 2014-15 Design Team!

The Odd Girls have had a VERY exciting year, with lots of fun events, new shop items we fell in love with, a great presence at CHA, and a whole ton of fun new releases to color and share!  We are grateful for the friendships made, the amazing inspiration from our teammates and from our Oddie friends, and for all the support the crafty world has shown us as Some Odd Girl continues to grow.

At each Odd Girl‘s blog, you’ll find a few of her very favorite projects created during her term, and at each Odd Girl‘s blog, there will be a digi to win.

It was hard to narrow down just three projects that were my favorites during this term. I was lucky enough to be part of the clear and digi teams this time around, so that made it double tough to pick!

I picked this card featuring Cookies N Milk, because it marked a change in my style of taking photos and a clean and simple design. I love the texture on the cookie and how both characters are holding hands!



My next pick is this card featuring Hey Mae and a custom background I made with the Rectangle Card Backgrounds cut file. It was also part of a tutorial that I shared on the SOG blog on using your cut files to make stencils.


This shrink plastic pin project has got to be at the top of my list. It's dear to my heart because I made a bunch of these for CHA in 2014 when I helped out at the Some Odd Girl booth. They were a huge hit, and I'm so glad everybody loved them! I also wrote a tutorial on how to make these for the Some Odd Girl blog.



This set of pocket scrapbooking cards is another one of my favorites. I haven't really gotten into pocket scrapbooking yet, so I added the one featuring Singer Kaylee to a card front. I love that this project is a mix of digital images and sentiments with traditional paper crafting.



The prize on my blog is a Singer Kaylee digi, so make sure you leave a comment for me before you hop to the next blog! You'll also want to check out the main blog HERE for the full hop list and a chance to win one grand prize.  It’s gonna be a big one!

We're hopping now through Tuesday, March 31st at midnight EST, when we say goodbye to the current team and Some Odd Girl kicks off a whole new term.

Before I go, I want to send special THANKS AND SQUISHY HUGS to Kristy, Leah, and the Some Odd Girl design team. I've been honored and humbled to be part of such a super talented team of ladies!

And, I'd like to send a special THANK YOU to the entire community of Some Odd Girl friends and fans. It has been SO MUCH fun being a part of the team, and I've loved every minute of it! You've all been so supportive and we've all loved seeing your latest ODD creations!

We have one more clear release to share with you before our term is over, and you won't want to miss it! Don't forget to leave a comment for me before you hop to the next stop for your chance to win the Singer Kaylee digi!

Thanks for stopping by today, and happy hopping!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

It's no joke! I'm launching a new blog on April 1!

Hi, everybody! A few years ago, when I started blogging, I was more into general crafts and scrapbooking and had just started stamping and making cards. I picked my blog address based on what I was making at the time, but it doesn't quite fit anymore.

I've spent the last year working on my plan for the new site, and am looking forward to making the move to WordPress, where I can have a direct domain address for my blog and more functionality than what I have through Blogger. I also hope to start selling my cards directly through my blog or through my Facebook page.

Launching April 1:
My new blog address: lattesweetink.com

I have a couple of things left to post here before I make the switch:

  • March 23: Some Odd Girl Stamps End of Term Blog Hop
  • March 27: Lawnscaping Challenges Monthly Blog Hop
  • March 30 & 31: Some Odd Girl Stamps' Second March Clear Release

After the launch of my new blog, you'll still be able to read all my past content. I'll copy over all of the posts from my old blog and keep it up for a while until everyone has had a chance to update their blog feed readers.

I look forward to having you visit me at my new blog on April 1! Please add lattesweetink.com to your favorite blog feed reader!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Snow Queen Piper is all NEW in the Some Odd Girl Store!

Hi, everybody! It kind of seems out of season now to share a card with a winter-themed digi, but I think you'll agree this new image from Some Odd Girl stamps is a perfect sendoff to the season! 

Snow Queen Piper is the second of two new digis being released this month at Some Odd Girl. Last week's digi release, Snow Fun Tia, is a great companion image to this one! Here's my card:


For more inspiration with Snow Queen Piper, stop by the Some Odd Girl blog, and make sure to join us in our Facebook community for more ODD fun!

Mark your calendar for our end-of-term blog hop on Monday, March 23rd as the Odd Girls wrap up a fabulous term by sharing their favorite creations with you! (There might be a few giveaways involved, too, so you don't want to miss it!)

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


Monday, March 16, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge #102 - Distress Addicts

Happy Monday to you! It's time for a new Lawnscaping challenge! Our theme for challenge # 102 is to distress part of your card, whether you use inks, sprays, or rough up the edges a bit!

Today's card is super awesome...are you ready?



The distressed elements on my card are the roughed edges on the banner and the gold ink that I sponged around the white panel.

I made the rays with the chopstick from the "Let's Roll" set. First I stamped the rays with neon yellow ink, then used a couple of my fluorescent Copics to color them in. I've included a full list of supplies for this card at the bottom of my post. (If you missed last week's post where I made a popcorn box with the chopstick, click HERE to check it out.)



Lawnscaping Challenge #102 is sponsored by Lawn Fawn! One lucky winner will receive a gift certificate to the Lawn Fawn store!



Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope your week is off to a great start! Make sure you link up your entry for Lawnscaping Challenge #102 at the Lawnscaping blog

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Awesome Unicorn Card

Lawn Fawn supplies used:
Let's Roll clear stamp set
So Much to Say clear stamp set
Critters Ever After clear stamp set
Hello Sunshine petite paper pack

Other supplies:
Copic markers (FY1, FYR1 - rays, RV00, RV10, RV11 - unicorn's mane/tail; BV23 - hooves; Y28, Y23 - unicorn's horn)
Hero Arts Dye Ink (color: Sunshine - Neon)
Memento Ink (color: Tuxedo Black)
glitter star brads
gold metallic ink pad
smooth white card stock
foam squares

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Clean and Simple with Make It Crafty!

Hi, everybody! I'm happy to be back today to share a card that I'm submitting for Make it Crafty's Clean and Simple Design Team Call



I tend to make cards on the clean and simple side because I like to put the focus on the main image. I love patterned paper and embellishments, but I feel like if I spend time coloring and shading an image, that's what I want you to notice first! And, if the image is colored well, then it seems that anything else I add other than a sentiment isn't as important.

So, with that in mind, I chose "Zoe Celebrates," one of Make It Crafty's many adorable digis, for my entry. I colored her with Copic markers to match the paper I selected for the card:


For embellishments, I attached Zoe to the card front with a wobble spring and added a sentiment sticker and punched foil heart to complete the card.

I hope you enjoyed a little peek into my creative process and were inspired by today's card! You can also find more inspiration with Make It Crafty rubber and digital stamps at the MiC Photo Gallery and the MiC Blog!

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

Snow Fun Tia is NEW at Some Odd Girl!

Hi, everybody! As temperatures are getting warmer, and the snow is starting to thaw, we're wrapping up winter this month at Some Odd Girl stamps with a new digi release! 

Snow Fun Tia is the first of two new digis being released this month at Some Odd Girl. I made a card with her today, but I bet she'd be a perfect accent on any scrapbooking layouts you're planning using your winter photos! 



I made the snow effect with white Liquid Applique', which puffs up when you use a heat tool. I like that it gives a little touch of dimension to snowy scenes.

For more inspiration with Snow Fun Tia, stop by the Some Odd Girl blog, and make sure to join us in our Facebook community for more ODD fun!

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

It MOOSE be Lawn Fawn's 5th Birthday!

Hi, everybody! I'm joining a few crafty friends today to wish Lawn Fawn a happy 5th birthday!



You may have arrived from Sharna's blog, but in case you're starting here and want to go back to the start of the hop, you'll find the full hop list at Jenn's blog!

One of the many things I love about Lawn Fawn stamps is the ability to mix up the different sets and create different combinations! Since today's hop is birthday themed, I thought it would be fun to get the moose from Critters in the Arctic dressed up for a party! 


I started by stamping the party hat, then masked it off and stamped the moose. Then, I made masks for the moose's antlers and stamped the balloons from the Year Four set. I used a black multiliner pen to "tie" the balloons to the antlers.

Then, I colored the images to match the Into the Woods petite paper pad and stamped up a custom sentiment with a few of my Lawn Fawn sets. You can find a full list of the supplies that I used at the bottom of my post. 

Your next stop on the hop is Roxanne's blog! Thank you so much for stopping by today! Happy hopping!

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Moose Birthday Card

Lawn Fawn supplies used:
Critters in the Arctic clear stamp set
Year Four clear stamp set
Year Two clear stamp set
So Much to Say clear stamp set
Hats Off to You clear stamp set
Into the Woods petite paper pack
Pink Lemonade Lawn Trimmings

Other supplies:
Copic markers
Memento ink (color: Tuxedo Black)
wood button