Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Take a trip to the tropics with the new digis at Some Odd Girl Stamps!

Well, hello there, everybody! It's Tuesday, so you know what that means...new digis at Some Odd Girl Stamps! We have a tropical theme this week, starting with "Hula Mae"! I loved coloring her, because I got to practice more tanned skin tones and black hair!


To make the background, I chose a journaling card that would work for the sky and punched a circle for the sun. Then, I stamped two rows of waves from the "Under the Sea Mae" clear stamp set. The sand was made with my usual technique of tearing a strip of kraft card stock followed by a thin layer of Distress Stickles (Antique Linen) on the kraft card stock.

This next card is dear to my heart. As soon as I saw that we had "Jellyfish" as our second new digi for this week, I wanted to do something fun with them. One of them looks like he's saying HI, but I wasn't sure what to do with the other. I love the sentiment, but needed a way to make one of the jellyfish funny. Lucky for me, the pack of stickers also had a mustache that was perfect!


I can't stop smiling whenever I look at this card! It reminds me of fun times with my pal Thanh. Here's one of the pictures we took at the Elmer's booth at CHA this past January:


WOOD you like to be inspired by some fabulous creations combining Some Odd Girl Stamps and ARC Crafts' wood veneers? All this week, Some Odd Girl Stamps is partnering with ARC Crafts for an awesome event! Pop over to the Some Odd Girl blog for all the fun! We were BLOWN AWAY by the versatility of their wood veneer products, and I know you will be, too!


Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope your week is going well so far!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Paper Smooches SPARKS: Designer Draft Challenge!

Hi, crafty friends! I hope your week is off to a great start. Today was a busy day for me, but I managed to fit in some time to play along with the current Designer Drafts challenge at the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog!




The sketch for this challenge is perfect for building a scene. For some reason, the image of a dachshund pulling links of sausage out of a birthday present got stuck in my head, so I put that scene together on this card!



All of the stamps on today's card are from Paper Smooches stamp sets: the dachshund is from the "Woofers & Tweeters"set, the sausage is from the "Wake Up" set, the party hat was made from small stamps in the "Party Posse" set, and the sentiment is from the "Birthday Sampler" set. The only image that isn't from a PS set is the present/box, which I made with a metal square die, and outlined the edges with a black pen to match the other parts of the scene.

Here's a look at the sketch:

For all the details on this challenge, and to link up your entry (the deadline is Saturday, August 2nd at 11:59pm PST), please visit the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog

I hope you enjoyed my card...thanks so much for stopping by today! I'll be back tomorrow with the newest digis at Some Odd Girl Stamps! See you then!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Lawnscaping Challenge: Watercoloring

Hi, everybody! Hope you're having a great weekend! I'm stopping in today to share my card for the latest Lawnscaping challenge! This week's challenge is sponsored by Lawn Fawn Stamps, and the theme is watercoloring. I haven't done much watercoloring for a while, but I am glad I challenged myself!

I created a watercolor effect with the solid flower stamps in Lawn Fawn's "Let's Roll" set. First, I inked the flowers with a water-based dye ink, thinned the ink with a water brush, then stamped the flowers onto some slightly-textured natural paper.


I stamped the chopsticks on kraft card stock, stamped and colored the sushi rolls on white card stock, and stamped the sentiment on black card stock with watermark ink, then heat embossed opaque white powder over the stamped sentiment.

For all of the details on this challenge, and to link up your entry, stop by the Lawnscaping Challenge blog


Thanks so much for stopping by today! I'll be back on Tuesday with the new digi stamp release from Some Odd Girl Stamps! See you then!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Some SWEET tips on adding detail without adding bulk!

Hi everybody! I'm up on the Sweet Stamp Shop blog today with some tips on making fun detailed (and mailable) cards! Here's a peek at the card I made, featuring Sweet Stamp Shop's new "Royal Wish" and "Enjoy Calligraphy" sets!


While this card has a few layers, you'll see that it's still thin enough to mail in a regular envelope!


For the full details on how this card came together, check out my post at the Sweet Stamp Shop blog!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs,

Some Odd Girl Stamps: New Digi Tuesday!

Happy Tuesday, everybody! I have two cards to share with you today featuring the newest digital stamps in the Some Odd Girl Store

After so many moves over the past few years, I'm happy to say that we're finally settled in one place! I definitely know what "Moving Kaylee" is going through...boxes, boxes, boxes! I made this card with the idea that it would be given to somebody moving into a new home, but the digi could also work for a "miss you" card, or for a daughter moving away to college!


I used the current Deconstructed Sketch (#160) as the inspiration for my card layout. I flipped the sketch and chose a zigzag border instead of the one in the sketch. I also moved the accent/flowers to the bottom.


My second card features "Party Pig", the newest critter in Odd-land, who borrowed the balloons from his pal "Party Crab"! I printed both images, colored and cut out the balloons, then layered them over the pig digi. I drew the balloon strings in with a very fine-tipped black pen.


So, there you have it...two new digis making their debut this week in the Some Odd Girl Stamps Store!

If you aren't part of the Some Odd Girl community on Facebook, join us, won't you? You'll find challenges, weekly spotlights of your fellow Oddies, sneak peeks of new digi and clear stamp releases, and MORE!

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

Hugs,

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Lawnscaping Challenge #85: Summer Color

Hi, everybody! I'm back to share my entry for the current challenge at the Lawnscaping Challenge blog, which is a color combo challenge (blue, orange, and yellow)!

Here's my take! I used stamps from Lawn Fawn's "Into the Woods" "Swimsuit Season", "Make Lemonade", and "Jessie's ABCs" sets! I made the fox's sunglasses by stamping the capital O from the alpha set sideways, coloring them in and connecting the two ovals with a black pen.


Here's a look at the colors for this challenge, which is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp:


For all of the details, to check out the other entries, or to link up your own, stop by the Lawnscaping Challenge blog!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


You'll HEART today's new Gwen digi at Some Odd Girl Stamps!

Hi everybody! I know the new clear release at Some Odd Girl Stamps is making your heart skip a beat, but there's one more newbie that you're sure to love...meet "I Heart U Gwen", the new digi being released today!

I couldn't let her get lost in the excitement of the clear release, so this post is just for her! Here's my take:


To create the sentiment, I chose a stamp from the "Flirty Mae" clear set and a wood veneer heart from our friends at Freckled Fawn! I also used some delicious Blue Bamboo Twine from the Odds & Ends section of the Some Odd Girl Store!

Thanks so much for stopping by again today! To stay up to date on all things ODD, make sure you sign up for the Some Odd Girl Stamps newsletter!

Hugs,

Some Odd Girl Stamps has the cutest School Supplies!

Hi, everybody! Welcome back to the second day of the new release at Some Odd Girl Stamps!

I have to say, my favorite part of every new school year when I was growing up was buying school supplies! From the cutest pencils, notebooks and folders to the coolest Trapper Keeper binder, I loved picking out everything! I still have a love for school/office supplies even though my school days are long gone!

I'm sure it's no surprise that I had a blast putting faces on the stamps in this month's release. Here's my first card with "School Supplies":


I also used the A+ stamp from the "Teacher Mae" set...I love how both sets work so well together!

Lucky for me, this set has a happy face, so I can add smiles to the pencil and crayon stamps and create my own happy notebook paper! (Did you notice my happy ruler from yesterday's post?)



 And why have just one crayon when you can have a whole rainbow of happy colors?


Here's a peek at the "School Supplies" set; it's a perfect companion to the new "Teacher Mae" set!

 

You can find more inspiration with "School Supplies" AND "Teacher Mae" at the Some Odd Girl blog, and both of the new clear sets are available NOW in the Some Odd Girl Store!

We're halfway through July, but there's still time to link up your Some Odd Girl projects with this month's Linky Party on the Some Odd Girl blog! All you have to do is link up your latest Some Odd Girl projects for a chance at being featured, or winning some fabulous prizes! (You'll find the linky tool on the right side of the SOG blog!)

Did you know that Some Odd Girl Stamps now has a Pinterest board for Oddies to pin their creations? You'll find all of the info on joining the new board on the Some Odd Girl Stamps Facebook group!

Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by today! Hope your week is off to a wonderful start!

Hugs,

Monday, July 14, 2014

Class is in session with Teacher Mae at Some Odd Girl Stamps!

Hi, everybody! It's time for a new clear stamp release at Some Odd Girl Stamps, and we're getting a head start on the new school year with "Teacher Mae", the first of two new sets available today in the Some Odd Girl Stamps Store!

After I colored the main image, I chose one of the sentiments from the set and made a chalkboard, because you can't have class without one! (And of course, Mae gets a gold star because she's so wonderful!)


I'm trying to work on different clothing patterns, so I attempted a tweed skirt. I think I'll use smaller lined pens next time to get a finer pattern.

I also couldn't resist making a sticky note holder with the ruler stamp in the set. (There's a little sneak peek at tomorrow's set...I love that I could put a happy face on the ruler!)


You can find more inspiration with "Teacher Mae" at the Some Odd Girl blog, and both of the new clear sets are available NOW in the Some Odd Girl Store!

Even though we're in the middle of July, there's still time to link up your Some Odd Girl projects with this month's Linky Party on the Some Odd Girl blog! All you have to do is link up your latest Some Odd Girl projects for a chance at being featured, or winning some fabulous prizes! (You'll find the linky tool on the right side of the SOG blog!)

Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by today! I'll be back tomorrow with more new release projects! Hope your week is off to a wonderful start!

Hugs,

Saturday, July 12, 2014

My SWEET Pocket Sleeve Stamp Storage!

Hi, everybody! I'm up on the Sweet Stamp Shop blog today with details on how I store my clear stamp sets. If you're looking for more detailed information on the products I used, you've come to the right place!

I didn't get any samples, or payment to advertise the products; I'm just sharing what I used. If you find something similar that works for you, great! I hope my info gives you a place to start if you plan to organize your stamps!



  • White card stock (65 lb.), use your favorite brand, cut to 5" x 7". You can cut two inserts from one sheet.
  • Kassett file boxes from Ikea. The color in the picture is discontinued, but the boxes are sold two in a pack for $3.99 in black and white. You assemble the boxes yourself, but it's easy to do.
  • Adhesive. I use my ATG dispenser and run adhesive on the underside of the bottom clear backer sheet. Then, I attach it to the white insert and slip the insert into the plastic sleeve.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! For more info on my storage system, stop by the Sweet Stamp Shop blog and check out my post!

Hugs,