Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Memoirs

Hi all- Happy Tuesday!  And guess what kind of Tuesday it is...a Tiddly Tuesday :)  That's right- there's a brand new challenge over at Tiddly Inks and this go around we want to see you use inspiration from characters in either books or movies.  How fun is that?  Well, I'm definitely a lover of both books and movies so it's always hard to narrow it down...to help I popped over to the Tiddly Inks store and just starting going through some of the images to see what stood out at me.  And, as luck would have it, this gorgeous image, Chi, caught my eye.  As soon as I saw it all I could think was Memoirs of a Geisha- which just happens to be a book and a movie (do you think I get some sort of bonus for being an overachiever?  lol)I tried something a little different on this card too- this is my first venture into using all digi papers, and I did some paper piecing for the first time.  I was pulling out all the stops on this one :)  But I have to admit, it's definitely a new favorite!  As always, thank you so much for stopping by this little blog of mine to see what's going on.  I hope that you'll pop on over to the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog as well to take a look at the other fabulous creations that the rest of the DT made- they are a seriously talented bunch of ladies!  And maybe you'll even feel tempted to join in- don't resist it, just grab a Tiddly image and come play with us!!



Copics:
Skin- W0, W1, W3, E50, E53
Hair- N1, N5, N7, N9, 100
Clothes- YR00, YR65, YR18, W0, W3, W5

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Boots- Use a Stamped Character
The Cutie Pie Challenge- Lots of Layers


Supplies: Cardstock- Bazzill; DP- Urban Willow Textured Japanese, Japanese Cool Olive; Flowers- Prima, Recollection; Bling- Recollection; Metal Charm- Michaels Jewelery; Ribbon- my stash

Monday, April 29, 2013

Just a Couple More Days




Hi all!  Just popping in to let you know there's only a couple of more days left to enter Odd Idols first round of competition in our Some Odd Girl Ning community.  If you're not aware of what it is, or want to get a refresher on the rules and prize (which at this point is being sponsored by Copic, Oozak.com, Paper Issues, American Crafts and of course Some Odd Girl!) then please hop on over here to the Some Odd Girl blog for a look at the sketch for the first round and all the deets.  This is going to be a fun ride people so I hope you'll come check it out- if not to play then at least to watch from the sidelines...there's already some amazing projects and the inspiration is out of this world :)

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Hello Red

Hi all!  Just popping in to share a new card with you featuring one of the new clear stamp sets from the Some Odd Girl release this week called Kaylee's Closet- Red Riding Hood.  Now if you're not familiar with Kaylee's Closet you're totally missing out- it's like dress up dolls for adults :)  The main Kaylee's Closet is a clear stamp of Kaylee with a ton of different tops, pants and accessories; then there are releases of additional outfits you can use with Kaylee- like this awesome Red Riding Hood set in the Fairy Tale release.  It comes with the hood, cape and even a sweet little basket and sentiment...they are super fun to play with because the possibilities are endless!  Kristy even made and easy to follow tutorial in case you're not quite sure how it all works :)

 For my image I looked up some inspiration online of different versions of Red Riding Hood and found one that had a beautiful deep red combined with an earthy khaki color and I new it was the perfect combo to go with the gorgeous paper from Carta Bella.  I tried using my Spellbinders die to do a shape card too and am pretty happy since it was my first try at it :)  Well, I hope that you enjoy my card and don't forget to stop by the Some Odd Girl blog and leave a comment for a chance to win one of the new stamps!



Copics:
Skin- E0000, E000, E00, E11, E04, R30, R21, BV34
Hair- N1, N5, N7, N9, 100
Clothes- R24, R27, R37, R39, RV99, E81, E84, E87, E89


I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Ribbons Challenge- Anything Goes with Ribbon
Diva's by Design- Inspired by a Movie- Red Riding Hood
Twisted Tuesday Challenge- Use Copics; Twist- Use Chocolate


Supplies: Cardstock- Bazzill; DP- Carta Bella Beautiful Moments; Ribbon- Pebbles; Flowers- Prima; Sentiment- Freckled Fawn; Bling & Pearls- Recollections

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Happy Day at Tiddly Inks

Hi All!  Just popping in to let you know that there's a new clear release over at Tiddly Inks today...there are some real cuties like this Happy Day Wryn image :)  I think Wryn is just the cutest so I love when there are new images that come out and this little cutie is perfect for birthday's or gift giving holidays.  I hope that you enjoy my card- I tried something a little different and went for a circle one this time.  It always throws me off at first because I'm so used to doing square cards but as soon as I get the finished result I remember why circle cards are so fun!  Stop on by the Tiddly Inks blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the rest of the DT and check out the other awesome sets that are part of this release.  And, as always, thanks so much for stopping by this little blog of mine and paying me a visit- you rock!

Copics:
Skin- E000, E00, E11, R21, BV34
Hair- E21, E23, E57, E59, E49
Clothes- V22, V25, V28, BV08, E74, E77, E78
Presents- B63, B66, B79, RV23, RV25, RV29, YG41, YG45, YG67, BG45, BG49, BG78, Y35, Y38, W0, W3, Spica pens

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
The Paper Nest Dolls- Happy Birthday
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge- Use Circles
Card Mania- Photo Inspiration

Supplies: Card base- Yours Truly; DP- American Crafts Dear Lizzy; Bling- Prima; Flowers- Recollections; Sticker- Jillibean Soup; Pins & Twine- my stash

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Hi!

Hi all!  I just wanted to share a new Youtube video that I put together.  It features the Some Odd Girl image called Fairy Magic that I recently used on this card.  It's a little different than my other video's because I actually tried speaking this time- so please have mercy on me!  Hopefully I'll get better :)  I hope you enjoy- if you have any tips or requests for me please let me know!  Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Dare to Sneak a Peek!

Hi all!  Guess what?!?  I've got something super fun to share today!  Are you ready?  Like really ready?
Well, let me be the first to introduce you to Dare To Be Gwen!  That's right- we're doing some really sneaky peeks of the clear releases that are coming up the next few months at Some Odd Girl and I got the privilege of playing with this beauty :)  I had sooo much fun coloring her up with my Copics and she's perfect for almost any type of card which is awesome!  I hope that you love her as much as I do :)  Make sure to pop on over to the Some Odd Girl blog and check out the pretty sweet contest that's got going on (hint: if you're a pinning fanatic like me you'll definitely love it!) and keep your eyes peeled for details on the Odd Idol gallery competition that kicks off on Friday!



Copics:
Skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R30, R21, BV34
Hair- YR0000, E95, E97, E19, YR18, E18, E59, N9
Clothes- E43, E44, E47, R20, R21, R22, R39, E04, V99, BG000, BG53, BG57, BG78, E40, E41, E42, E84

I'd like to enter this in the follow challenges:
CLP Challenge- sketch
Totally Gorjuss- Spring Shades
Bearly Mine Challenges- Spring Flowers

Supplies: Cardstock- Bazzill; DP- Simple Stories Vintage Bliss; Bling- Prima; Flower Ribbon- Tim Holtz; Photo Corner- American Crafts

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

HB2U

Hi all!  Just popping in to let you know that there's a new challenge over at Tiddly Inks today!  It's another fun one- use 1 image, 2 embellishments and 3 design papers.  Now I looooove me some papers so that part was easy- I almost always have 3 papers that I pick out before I color my images.  Sometimes not all of them make it on the card but they are there if I need them :)  I figured since it was going to have to be light on the embellishments that I'd just do some layers with my papers and choose a super cute image to work with.  I'm not usually one for critter or animal stamps but these adorable birds just make me smile so I had to pull them out!  This is a digi image from TI called For the Birds and you get the birds by themselves, on the branch, and also some pairs and single birds too so there's a lot you can do with them.  I've been wanting to use the HB2U as a sentiment on a card for a little while now and those signs gave me the perfect opportunity!  I hope that you enjoy my card and that you'll stop by the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog for some more inspiration from the rest of the DT and maybe even join in :)


Copics: E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E89, B41, B45, B97, Y35, W0, W3

Supplies: DP- Echo Park Little Girl; Cardstock- Bazzill; Twine- The Twinery; Photo Corner- American Crafts

Friday, April 12, 2013

Sweets

Hi all!  How's it going?  My week has been extremely crazy so I'm soooo happy to see that it's Friday!  I've got something a little different to share today but I hope you like it- it was a ton of fun to put together :)  An embarrassingly long time ago I picked up some awesome treat boxes from Denami Designs.  They've been patiently chillin' just waiting on their little shelf for me to get my act together and make them all pretty.   Well, I'd recently colored up this adorable Wryn image from the Sweets for my Sweet clear stamp set from Tiddly Inks and was kind of thinking to myself that she'd be really cute if I could make some sort of play on the fact that she's holding some sweets.  And what should catch my eye but those little treat boxes- it was time to make one of them shine!  So I grabbed some random pieces of pretty stuff I had laying around my desk and this is the result.  (As a somewhat funny side note I've been working really hard on losing some weight so I actually had to go by some chocolate to put in it- there was none in my house!).  So here's my little treat box, finally getting to make it's grand entrance- I hope you enjoy!  And it's a Fabulous Inky Friday over at Tiddly Inks so don't forget to stop by and take a peek at some of my fellow DT members fab projects :)  Happy Friday!

 
Copics:
Skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R21
Hair- E41, E43, E44, E47, E49
Clothes- B91, B93, B95, B99, YG0000, YG03,YG93, YG97, YR61, YR65, yR18
Ice Cream- E31, E35, E37, W0, W1, W5, RV10, RV52, RV55, RV66

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Digistamps 4 Joy- Anything Goes
Fresh Brewed- Sweet Treats
7 Kids Challenge Blog- Anything Goes

Supplies- Treat Box- Denami Designs; Ribbon- Petaloo; Flower- Recollections; Bling- Recollections

Monday, April 8, 2013

Here's To...

Here's to grabbing a super cute digi at a fabulous price!  If you love this cutie Gardening Mae then you've got to pop over to the Some Odd Girl store because she's currently the featured digi and is 35% off- that's less than $2.  I don't know about you but I'm a sucker for a great deal :)  And if you want a little more inspiration check out the Some Odd Girl blog to see a couple more amazing creations from the DT- they really know how to impress.  As always thanks for stopping by this little blog of mine and paying a visit!


Copics:
Skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R30, R21, BV34
Hair- E93, E95, E97, E99, e27, E29, E49
Clothes- E43, E44, E47, E49, BG53, BG57, BG78
Accessories- Y32, Y35, Y38, B99, C1, C3, C5
Grass- G40, G43, G46

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Creative Creations Challenge- Spring Creations

Supplies: Cardstock- Bazzill; DP- MME; Bling- Zva; Flowers- Prima, Recollection; Sentiment Sticker- Jillibean Soup; Photo Corner- American Crafts

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Too Cute

Hi all!  I hope that everyone had a great week- mine was good but man am I glad to see the weekend!  I was able to get the afternoon off at work which was lovely and gave me some much needed craft time :)  I've been coloring every night after work and this little beauty has been screaming to go on a card ever since so I was more than happy to get to it today.  Isn't she just to die for?  Her name is Fairy Magic and you can get her as a clear stamp from the Some Odd Girl shop- I swear, if you like fairies Kristy has some cuties!  I colored her up with my Copics to match some of my favorite MME papers- there's just something about this shade of pink that I love :)  I tried something a little different for her wings and took the accent stamp that comes in the set- some pretty starbursts- and heat embossed them in pink.  Then I took my colorless blender and picked up some of the lightest pink shade that I used in her dress to kind of color in the rest.  What do you think- success or no?  It didn't turn out perfect but I think I like the effect :)  Well I hope that everyone has a fabulous weekend...thanks for stopping by to pay me a visit!
 
Copics: 
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11. R30, R21, BV34
Hair- E21, E23, E25, E27, E29, E49
Clothes- R81, R83, R56, R59, RV99, YG61, YG93, G85, YG99
Flowers- V22, V25, V28, BV08, B79, Y38, YR27

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Totally Gorjuss- Anything Goes with Sparkle
Sarah Hurley Challenge- Projects with Character
Crafty Creations Challenge- Flowers and/or Fairies

Supplies: Cardstock- Bazzill; DP- MME Lost & Found Blush; Sentiment Sticker- MME; Flowers- Prima, Recollections; Bling- Recollections; Cheesecloth- Fred Meyer; Photo Corner- American Crafts

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

What's Up at Tiddly Inks


Hi all!  It's a new challenge today over at the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog and we'd like to see you Choose a Technique- Embossing, Distressing or Stitching.  Being a busy working girl myself I love the look of stitching on cards but don't actually own a sewing machine...so I tend to rock the faux stitching (at least I think I rock it, lol), like what I penned around the edge of my image here.  I colored up this super cute Wryn- Happy Mail (it's available both as a digi and a clear set) with my Copics to match some paper from American Crafts called Yes Please.  I needed a somewhat simple card to send through the mail so had to keep things a little minimal but my favorite part of making those kinds of cards is that the image is truly front and center :)  I hope that you'll pop on over to the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog to check out the other fabulous DT creations there and gets some inspiration- and then if you want please join in, there's two weeks to get your project in and we'd love to see them!



Copics:
Skin- E0000, E000, E00, E11, R21, R30, BV34
Hair- E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, E59
Clothes- BG10, BG11, BG32, BG34, BG49, BG79, E81, E84, E87, E89
Mailbox- E43, E57, E59, C1, C3, C5
Flowers- RV63, RV66, RV69, Y32, Y38, YG61, YG63, YG67
Ground- YG61, YG63, YG67


Supplies: Cardstock- Bazzill; DP- American Crafts Amy Tangerine Yes Please; Photo Corner- American Crafts; Flowers- Recollections; Pinwheel- Recollections; Sentiment Stickers- Jillibean Soup

Monday, April 1, 2013

Just Having Fun at Some Odd Girl

Hi all!  I've been dying to share something with you and it's finally time...I'm a new addition to the Some Odd Girl Design Team!!  Woohoo!  I am SO excited to be a part of this amazingly creative and talented team of people...

So to start things off I've got my card for the April Sketch Challenge to share with you.  I took the opportunity to color up Sunny Mae in the hopes that it might bring summer, or at least a little more sunshine, my way a little faster :)  I matched her up with some super fun and beachy papers from an older line of Little Yellow Bicycle- it's one of my favorites so I tend to hoard it, lol!

Thanks for stopping by to pay me a visit.  I really hope that you'll pop over to the Some Odd Girl blog to check out the other fab projects from my fellow teamie's using this sketch and then maybe play along as well :)






Copics:
Skin- E0000, E000, E00, E11, R30, R21, BV34
Hair- E30, E33, E35, E37, E39, E59, E49
Clothes- R22, R24, R37, R59, RV99, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, YR15, YR09


I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
2 Sisters Challenge- Sparkle & Shine
Color Me Creative Challenge- All About Hair
Sweet Stampin' Challenge- Oh So Girly



Supplies- Cardstock- Bazzill; DP- Little Yellow Bicycle 'Boardwalk'; Pearls & Bling- Recollections; Sentiment Sticker- Jillibean Soup; Cheesecloth- Fred Meyer