Thursday, August 28, 2014

A Foxy Challenge at Moxie Fab World!

Hey there, crafty friends! I'm stopping in this evening to share my card for the new "Foxy Foxes Challenge" at Moxie Fab World! My friend Thanh challenged me to join her in playing along with the challenge, so here's what I made with a few of my Some Odd Girl stamp sets and some Simple Stories paper and stickers. 


I dressed both foxes with accessories from the "Preppy Pups" and "Hipster Pets" clear stamp sets. The fox on the right is also from the "Hipster Pets" set, and the fox on the left is "Foxy."

My card was inspired by this fun picture of Thanh & me from CHA this past January that we took at the Elmer's booth. (You might remember that I shared this picture before on my blog.) A lady who stopped by the Some Odd Girl Stamps booth was kind enough to lend Thanh her foxy scarf for our photo:


The deadline for this challenge is midnight EST on Sunday, September 14th, so there's still time for you to join in the fun! You can find all of the guidelines and link up your entry at Moxie Fab World!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you enjoyed my card and are inspired to create something foxy, too!

Hugs,

Shrink Plastic Magnets will bring some ODD to your locker!

Hi, crafty friends! I'm up on the Some Odd Girl Stamps blog today with more shrink plastic inspiration! 

I made some bottle cap magnets with images and sentiments from various Some Odd Girl stamp sets. I think you'll find that this project is perfect for bringing some ODD to a school locker or to your fridge!


Stop by the Some Odd Girl Stamps blog to check out my tips for making your own set!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I hope your week has been going well so far!

Hugs,

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Violin Gwen is LIVE at Some Odd Girl Stamps!

Hi, everybody! It's new digi Tuesday at Some Odd Girl Stamps, and we're wrapping up this month's digi releases with another new Gwen digi! I'd like to introduce "Violin Gwen", who is ready for her solo performance:


I used some elegant papers from my stash ("Capella" and "Serenade" 6x6 pads by Basic Grey) with gold accents added with the twine, a piece of gold patterned transparency, the heat-embossed sentiment (from the "Make A Statement" clear set), and I heat embossed a gold border on a plain wood button. I also used a gold metallic pen on the border of one of the papers.

I think the pleats in her dress came out okay. One of my goals is to get more practice with pleats and clothing folds and layers. I'm not sure if an online class would be for me, but it is something I'm researching.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! You'll seriously want to keep up with Some Odd Girl Stamps on the blog, in the Facebook community and through the newsletter...we have some AMAZING new stuff coming up this month, and you won't want to miss a minute!

Hugs,

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Ballerina Gwen makes her debut with Some Odd Girl Stamps!

Hi, crafty friends! It's New Digi Tuesday at Some Odd Girl Stamps! We have one new digital stamp to showcase today, so without further ado, I'd like to present the ever-graceful "Ballerina Gwen". Doesn't she look ready for her solo?


I heat embossed a sentiment from the "First Dance Mae" clear set on vellum. It works perfectly with Ballerina Gwen, don't you think? The paper has been in my stash for some time now (it's Basic Grey's "Serenade" 6x6 paper pad). I added some glitter glue to her dress and wood star accents to complete the card.

We're halfway through August, but there's still time to link up your latest ODD creation to the Linky Party at the Some Odd Girl blog! You'll find the linky tool on the right-hand side of the blog...and your creation might be featured in one of our weekly spotlights!

Hope your week is off to a great start! I have a lot of non-crafty stuff going on this week; looks like it'll be a busy one! Make sure to stop by the Some Odd Girl blog to see what the other Odd Girls have made with the new digis! Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Hugs,

Monday, August 18, 2014

Lawnscaping Challenge: Add Texture

Hi, crafty friends! I'm playing along with the new Lawnscaping challenge, which is to add texture to your card or project! This week's challenge is sponsored by Lawn Fawn Stamps!

At first, I thought about using an embossing folder for texture, but after pulling out my Lawn Fawn stamps and flipping through them to pick what sets I would use, I came across the "Yeti, Set, Go" set and was inspired to make a "pettable" yeti by stamping on felt.


I used Staz-On ink to stamp on white felt for most of the yeti's fur, and a small piece of teal felt for his tummy. I trimmed the felt and glued both pieces on another yeti that I stamped on card stock. I stamped the yeti again, colored in his face, trimmed it and glued it on top of the felt.

Here's a close-up look at the yeti. You can see the dimension of the felt on the card stock. I also added texture with gloss medium on some hearts stamped from Lawn Fawn's "Happy Feast" and "Critters Ever After" sets. To make textured snow, I added some chunky glitter glue to a strip of paper. It wasn't quite dry when I took the picture, so I went back and used mini glue dots to adhere his feet to the snow.


Here's the graphic for this challenge, which ends on Wednesday, August 27. You can find all of the challenge details and inspiration from the Lawnscaping Design Team at the Lawnscaping blog


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

Hugs,

Friday, August 15, 2014

A Pair of Photo-Inspired Challenge Cards!

Happy Friday, crafty friends! I have a couple of cards to share with you today for two photo inspiration challenges at Moxie Fab World and the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog

My first card is for the "Trendy Triangles" challenge at Moxie Fab World. I made the triangle paper by sponging shades of neon ink through a stencil, then flipped the stencil to sponge on the black triangles.


I created the stencil with one of the "Rectangle Card Background" cut files from Some Odd Girl Stamps. Instead of cutting the pattern on card stock, I cut a transparency sheet to make a reusable stencil. I did a tutorial on this technique a few months ago on the Some Odd Girl Stamps blog. The sentiment is from Some Odd Girl Stamps' "Party Girl Gwen" clear stamp set.

Here's the inspiration photo for this challenge. I was inspired by the colors and the confetti, which led me to making of a fun birthday card! 


The deadline for this challenge is Wednesday, August 20. Stop by the Moxie Fab World blog for all the details and to link up your entry, or to check out the other entries!

My second challenge card is for the Paper Smooches SPARKS "Picture Perfect" challenge. I used Paper Smooches' "We Totally Click" stamp set and the "Thanks Word Die".


Here's the inspiration photo for this challenge, which ends Saturday, August 16th at 11:59 PM PST. I chose the gray of the lamp and pink (although the pink that I used is much brighter than what's in the picture.) I'm also entering this card in Paper Smooches' September Guest Designer Search!


For all the details on this challenge, or to link up your entry, visit the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog!


Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful, relaxing weekend with some crafting time in there somewhere!

Hugs,

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A SWEET notepad tutorial!

Hi, everybody! I'm up on the Sweet Stamp Shop blog today with a fresh tutorial on making this cute notepad cover! I'd love it if you stopped by to say hi!


AND, have you sent in your application for the Sweet Stamp Shop Design Team? There are only a few days left to apply! My time on the Sweet Stamp Shop DT is over at the end of August, but I've had a blast over the past three months, learned a lot, and got to create with some fabulously SWEET stamps!


Make sure to pop over to the Sweet Stamp Shop blog for all the details!

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

Hugs,

It's New Digi Tuesday at Some Odd Girl!

Happy Tuesday, crafty friends! I have two cards to share with you today that feature the new digi stamp and sentiment cut file at Some Odd Girl Stamps!

It looks like the newest resident of Odd Land is enjoying some retail therapy! Say hello to "Shopping Piper"! I chose a sentiment from the "Hey Mae" clear stamp set, and the heart speech bubble comes from the "I Do" clear stamp set.



You may recognize the "Party Crab" digi stamp from a recent release, and I chose one of the new "Chill Sentiment Cut Files" to go along with him:


We're almost halfway through August, so don't forget about the Linky Party at the Some Odd Girl blog! There's no special theme or requirements, other than you linking up your latest ODD creations so we can see what you've made with Some Odd Girl Stamps! You'll find the link tool on the right-hand side of the blog...and your creation might be featured in one of our weekly spotlights!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Hope your week is off to a great start! I've been fighting off allergies but that won't stop me from getting things done this week! Make sure to stop by the Some Odd Girl blog to see what the other Odd Girls have made with the new digi and cut file!

Hugs,

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Back To School with the Lawnscaping Challenge!

Hi, crafty friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! I'm stopping in today to share my entry for the current Lawnscaping challenge! The theme is "Back to School", and even though I don't have any little ones (or big ones) heading off to school soon, I made this bookmark:


I used papers from the "Into the Woods" 6x6 Petite Paper Pad, the "Winter Owl" stamp, the small graduation cap from the "So Much To Say" set, and the sentiment comes from the "Science of Love" stamp set. I made my own cork reinforcement and tassel to finish off the bookmark.


For more details on this challenge, and to link up your entry, please visit the Lawnscaping Challenge blog!

I'll be back on Tuesday with a post at the Sweet Stamp Shop blog, and the newest digis from Some Odd Girl Stamps! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope your week is off to a great start!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

New Digi Tuesday at Some Odd Girl Stamps: Welcome, Piper!

Happy Tuesday, everybody! Are you ready for the new digital stamps at Some Odd Girl Stamps? We're continuing the summer and tropical themes this week with the first digi featuring Piper, the newest member of the Some Odd Girl Stamps family. Here's "Mermaid Piper", isn't she gorgeous?


I took my time coloring this image, and I love how it turned out! I wanted to make Piper the focus of my tag, so I kept it pretty simple with some photo-realistic sky paper and some hand-cut waves. I heat embossed a sentiment from the "Make a Statement " clear stamp set on vellum, and finished off the tag with a star sequin, a shell from the "Under the Sea Mae " clear set, a handmade cork reinforcement and some funky net ribbon from my stash.

My second card features "Sea Turtle", the newest digi critter swimming in to Some Odd Girl Stamps! I used some nautical-themed papers and my go-to sand effect, which is a thin layer of Distress Stickles (Antique Linen) over a strip of torn kraft card stock.


Now that we've flipped the calendar to August, don't forget that there's a new Linky Party kicking off at the Some Odd Girl blog! There's never a theme for this; we just want you to link up your latest ODD creations so we can see what you've made with Some Odd Girl Stamps! You'll find the link tool on the right-hand side of the blog...and your creation might be featured in one of our weekly spotlights!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Hope your week is off to a great start! I've been fighting off allergies but that won't stop me from getting things done this week! Make sure to stop by the Some Odd Girl blog to see what the other Odd Girls have made with the new digis!

Hugs,