Thursday, December 18, 2014

Candle Stamping at Some Odd Girl

Guess what?  I'm on the blog over at Some Odd Girl today with a nifty little tutorial on how to use your stamps to make custom decorated candles!  Sound like fun?  Then hop on over to the Some Odd Girl blog to check it out!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Season's Greetings

Hi all!  Another week closer to Christmas and I've been a busy little card maker- how about you?  I love the Some Odd Girl portrait images because they are so universal, you can use them for pretty much anything- including Christmas cards!  So that's just what I've done here with Demure- so pretty in classic colors of red and green.  Not a color combo I use that much, even during the holidays, but it works perfectly here!
Now make sure that you hop on over to the Some Odd Girl shop to check out the digi bundles on sale this week- Demure can be found in one of them!  And for more inspiration don't miss a stop at the Some Odd Girl blog too.  Plus there's still time to share all those awesome SOG projects you've been working on with us in the December Linky party in the sidebar of the blog :)
As always, thanks so much for stopping by to visit me- I hope you've enjoyed my little make!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

All I Want for Christmas

Hiya crafty peeps!  There's some wonderful things going on over at Some Odd Girl this week- like the fabulous Hol-Odd-Day hop- as well as some special digi bundles!  Here I'm showcasing a little Christmas card I made using the digi stamp Holiday Pup that you'll find in one of the bundles this week.  It also has on it a sentiment from the Gingerbread Kaylee clear set...I love mixing and matching my different sets together :)
Now make sure you hop on over to the blog to see all that's on showcase there and also pop on into the shop to check out the special digi bundles.  And once you've made a little holiday make of your own with a Some Odd Girl image then make sure you link up in the Hol-Odd-Day hop and show off your skills!  Thanks for stopping in to visit me!

Monday, December 8, 2014

It's a Hol-ODD-Day Hop at Some Odd Girl!

Hello Oddies, welcome to Day 1 of our Hol-ODD-Day Hop!
We Odd Girls have joined together for a fun event for EVERYONE - not just because you get to hop, but because you get to PARTICIPATE and share your own holiday creations. So glad you've joined us for our 3rd annual Hol-ODD-Day Hop!
We mixed things up a bit to bring you a nice variety of holiday projects that we hope will inspire you. You can comment on all of the blogs, participate by linking your own (to be eligible to win, be sure you link to us in your post), and comment throughout the event on other people's links as well! And there will be PRESENTS! The hop goes from now through Friday, December 12th, and we'll be announcing 3 winners next Wednesday, December 17th, so you have plenty of time to comment between now and then! Our Hol-ODD-Day Hop link party will close at midnight on Friday the 12th.
Today, all of the Odd Girls have projects to share for the big event- here's mine, a little tabletop decoration using the clear set Angel Gwen
Don't forget to check out all the other awesome inspiration- here's the hop list for our awesome team- and leave comments along the way!
Remember to comment along the way, and link up your holiday-themed projects using Some Odd Girl stamps (new or old) at Some Odd Girl!

Monday, November 24, 2014

A Week of Giving Thanks at Some Odd Girl

Hi all!  Just wanted to pop in to let you know there's a week of thankful projects lined up over at Some Odd Girl and I'm kicking things off with a fun little place holder for your holiday table- here's a little sneak peek!
Make sure you pop on over to the Some Odd Girl blog to get a look at the full project and then stay in touch all week to see what other awesome things we have to share :)  From my house to yours here's hoping everyone in the States has a fabulous Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Sunshine and Flowers

Hiya crafty peeps!  Thanks for popping in to visit me today- it's Tuesday so that means we're celebrating a new digi release over at Some Odd Girl!  Meet Flower Kaylee- I mean, isn't she just gorgeous!  I had an absolute blast coloring her up with my Copics and she's perfect for any type of card.  I paired her up with some of Some Odd Girls Sunshine Sorbet papers because I just felt like the colors suited her perfectly- especially that pink woodgrain...yummy!
Make sure you stop on over on the Some Odd Girl blog for some more amazing inspiration and pop on into the shop to grab her up for your very own.  Don't forget to join us over in the Some Odd Girl Facebook community either and share your projects- we love to see what you create!
Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Warm Birthday Wishes

Hiya crafty peeps!  Happy Tuesday to you all- hope it's a good one :)  It's going to start out on a high note here with a new digi release over at Some Odd Girl- meet Coffee Piper!  Now some of you know I have a slight (or maybe not so slight) coffee addiction and I don't quite wake up in the morning until I get that first cup.  So this little cutie is right at home in my workspace and I had a blast coloring her up- in fact with brown hair like this we could be twins :)  She's perfect for all those winter or holiday cards that I know you've probably already started making but I decided to use her for a birthday card this time around.  
Now make sure that you hop on over to the Some Odd Girl blog to see some more amazing inspiration and pop on into the shop if you know you already want her (I know you do!).  Don't forget to link up with us over on the blog in our linky party in the sidebar as well to share those gorgeous creations and for a chance to be in the Friday Spotlight!  
Thanks for stopping by to visit me!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

A Thank You from Garden Gwen

Hiya crafty peeps!  Welcome back to day two of the fabulous new clear release over at Some Odd Girl, today I'm happy to introduce Garden Gwen!  She another beautiful portrait with a gorgeous frame and accompanying sentiments.  I used the same simple masking technique to place Gwen in her beautiful frame just LOVE this technique with these stunning images- they are perfect for any occasion.
Now don't miss out on the other amazing inspiration provided by the rest of the DT over at the Some Odd Girl blog and feel free to also stop by the shop to purchase your very own sets- they are some of my all time favorites already :)  Thanks for stopping by to visit!

Monday, November 3, 2014

A Wink and a Smile

Hiya crafty peeps!  It's a brand new month which means a new clear release is taking place over at Some Odd Girl!  This month portrait images have taken over both clear and digi's so keep an eye out but lets kick things off with this adorable Wink Mae clear set.  It comes complete with image and frame and a couple of awesome sentiments which can be used lots of different ways.  I decided to try my hand at some simple masking and put little miss Mae inside the frame- if you want to see a quick and easy how to pop on over to the Some Odd Girl blog where there's a short video :)  While you're there take in the amazing projects from the rest of the DT and get some inspiration.  Once we've won you over then don't forget to stop by the shop to pick her up for your very own (enabler alert!).
Thanks for stopping by to visit me- don't forget to check back tomorrow for the other awesome release- I just know you'll love it!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Some Odd Girl Trick or Treat Hop

We’d like to welcome you to Some Odd Girl‘s 2nd annual Trick or Treat Halloween Hop
Thank you so much for joining us!  All of the Odd Girls have concocted a creepy little creation to inspire you today, and you’re invited to visit each blog to see what’s been brewing!   You might have arrived from Melissa’s blog – if so, you’re on the right track!  If not, you’ll want to CLICK HERE to get things started, because you won’t want to miss a thing!
We’ll be sharing some of these pretties are the Some Odd Girl blog over the next few days, but TODAY, we kick things off!  So you might be wondering what this Trick or Treat stuff is all about, yeah?  Well, in addition to amazing papercrafty goodness you’ll see at each stop, you’ll get tricks along the way, too!  Simple tips and tricks to little secrets we papercrafters have figured out that we want to share with you!  That covers the Tricks.
And then there are TREATS! 
As you hop, you’ll come across some Treats, located at random Odd Girls‘ blogs.  We have some clear stamps, some Odds & Ends, some digi stamps and lots and lots of inspiration for you!  AND, as if that wasn’t exciting already, we have a discount code for you! 
Now for my little make for the hop- I love giving little goodie bags and boxes so that's what I created here using an oldie-but-a-goodie digi image called Pumpkins!  My little trick is that if you're printing a digi directly onto a card base or project like I did here first print it on a regular piece of printer paper.  Then just attach your base on top of the printer paper with some removable adhesive or washi tape- you'll get the perfect alignment every time :)


Be sure to leave a comment at each stop, and if YOU have any tricks you’d like to share, we’d love to hear them!  There might just be a prize in it for one commenter who leaves us a trick!  Okay.  So have you got all that?  Are you ready?  Well allllll righty!  LET’S HOP!   Here’s your hop order:
And there you have it!  We will hop now through October 31st at midnight Eastern, and our winners will be announced back here on the Some Odd Girl blog on Monday, November 3rd.  Happy Haunting – I mean HOPPING!  :)  Your next stop is JoAnn!
And a very Happy Halloween from all of us at Some Odd Girl!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Lil Bandit

Hiya crafty peeps!  Another Tuesday means another digi release over at Some Odd Girl and I'm sticking with my Halloween goodies to show off Bandit Wizard!  Isn't he the cutest?  I struggled with this one because he would also be perfect for a birthday card if you used a sentiment about it being magical- but my love of Halloween won out so that's what I ended up going with.  But I can already see he's going to get a lot of use in my craft room :)
Now make sure you pop on by the Some Odd Girl Blog to see the other amazing inspiration and goodies going up today.  And if you want some SOG goodness for yourself just hop on over to the shop.  Don't forget there's still some time left to join in the Digi Me Contest- I've been loving all the entries so far!
As always, thanks so much for taking time out of your day to visit me!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Halloween Treats

Hiya crafty peeps!  I don't know about you but I LOVE Halloween and I can't wait to get my hands on all the new Halloween digi's that come out this time of year.  Well, Kristy over at Some Odd Girl does not disappoint- just check out this new Lion Tobie...he's the cutest right?!?  I had to take the opportunity to make a little treat bag for a special someone and had a blast coloring this little dude on Kraft paper.
Now don't forget to hop on by the Some Odd Girl Blog to check out some more awesome inspiration and see the other digital things being released this week (hint- it's not just images!).  And if you already know you want this cutie you can grab him in the shop.
Don't forget about the monthly Linky party- you can find it in the side bar of the SOG blog- and the ongoing Digi Me Contest where you can actually design an image.  I've had a great time checking out those mood boards so keep them coming!
As always, thanks for stopping in to visit me today!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Strut Your Stuff

Hiya crafty peeps!  Welcome to day two of the new clear release over at Some Odd Girl!  Did you guess what it is based on my little clue yesterday- something dog gone cute?  That's right, it's a dogs life today and we're celebrating with Walking the Dog Piper!  I am in LOVE with the sentiments in this set- I mean, come on, Strut Your Stuff?  Yes, please :)  We had some fun during the Some Odd Girl Facebook Release Party too talking about what this little guys name could be- what do you think it is?
Make sure you hop on over to the Some Odd Girl Blog to catch a glimpse of some more amazing inspiration with this new image.  And then once you've been suitable convinced that you absolutely must have it you can pop on into the SOG shop to pick it up :)
As always, thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today- you're the best!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Furever Friends

Hiya crafty peeps!  It's an exciting week over at Some Odd Girl as we're bringing you the new clear release!  If you love animals, have lots of pets, or know people that fit that bill then this is going to be a great one for you- to kick things off let me present Cat Lady Kaylee!  Now I can honestly say I have quite a few people in my life that this image would be perfect for- it's going to get a lot of use in my craft room for sure :)  And see that paw print and heart paper?  I'm going give myself a little pat on the back because I made it myself with the accent stamps from the set- I LOVE when you can do that!
Now make sure you stop on by the Some Odd Girl blog to see some more amazing inspiration; and don't forget to pop into the SOG shop to grab up this cutie for your very own!
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today- make sure you check back tomorrow for another dog gone cute release (can you guess what I just did there?)  Hope everyone has a great day!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Butterfly Birthday

Hiya crafty peeps!  It's another Tuesday which means a new digi release over at Some Odd Girl!  (I just love Tuesdays, don't you?)  This week I'm bringing you Petal Fairy- and I must confess she is a new favorite, I mean do you see those wings?!?  I really wanted her to shine, and wanted to push myself to do something outside the box, so not only did I keep things clean and simple but I tried for a one layer card.  Kinda different- kept feeling like I wanted to throw some more stuff on it, ya know?
Now make sure to stop on by the Some Odd Girl Blog to see some more amazing inspiration and catch a glimpse of the other digi being released today.  And don't forget to play along in the new Digi Me Contest that just started- you can find all the deets and some sample ideas here!
As always, thanks so much for stopping by to visit me!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Some Odd Girl 'Digi Me' Contest

Hiya peeps!  Guess what's going down over at Some Odd Girl?  A hot new little contest with the chance to have your very own digi idea brought to life by Kristy!
Well, I couldn't wait to play along so let get started shall we?

First of all I've got to pick which character I'd like my image to be and I've got to go with Miss Kaylee for this entry because I love her cute quirky hair and feel like this could totally be her style :)

Second I get to share what exactly I'd like my image to look like so I hit up Pinterest and totally found some inspiration- I think Kaylee would look freakin' awesome as a cool rocker chick :)
Maybe a skull or two incorporated on the shirt or accessories (like a skull necklace perhaps!)  And maybe even a pair of headphones around her neck because you know as a rocker chick she's got to keep her tunes close at all times :)
Rocker Chic - Polyvore. Just with lower heel boots.


And then the final thing to guide Kristy in drawing the image is pose.  Now this was a harder one for me but I think I'll go with something kind of like this...crossed legs and maybe the body turned slightly so it's a little more coy :)


Holy smokes, now this has been fun!  I might not be able to hold myself back from doing another entry or two since there are 3 entries allowed via each platform.  I sure hope you'll play along in designing something too- the possibilities are endless and I can't wait to see what ideas are floating out there for cool images!

Creative Blog Hop

Hiya all!  Got something a little different for you today- one of my very favorite crafty peeps, the one-and-only Odd Girl herself, Kristy Dalman tagged me to participate in the Creative Blog Hop and I'm happy to participate!  I was lucky enough to meet Kristy when she was crazy enough to offer me a spot on her design team for Some Odd Girl a couple years back and since then we've gotten to meet up twice in person to work CHA.  I feel so blessed to call her a friend :)

Right!  Now onto the very important questions part of the hop- away we go!

What am I working on now?
Currently I'm working on some design team stuff that I can't really show you just yet- but stay tuned cause it will be fun!  I'm also filling some card orders- one of which is a baby shower card- full post to come soon :)

How does my work differ from others in my genre?
Hmmm, I mainly make cards although I like to alter things now and then as well.  I love to color with my Copics and usually the images that I choose are the main focus of anything I'm doing.  I love patterned paper and a decent amount of bling- there's definitely no denying that I'm a girly kinda girl, lol.  I've been trying to push beyond my comfort zone more lately and try some different styles- I don't know that I'm always successful but I think it's good to push yourself.  I'd also like to try my hand at full on scrapbooking but I gotta find the time first!
Trixxie Treat- Kenny K Downloads

Why do I create what I do?
I kinda fell into card making accidentally after making a spur of the moment gift for someone.  My uncle had been diagnosed with terminal cancer and my aunt was taking care of him at home.  After a trip to visit, seeing the struggle she was going through, and feeling, to be honest, quite helpless I decided to make her a handmade quote book full of inspirational quotes.  After searching online and gathering quotes I printed them in different fonts on pieces of paper, decorated them, and then inserted them into a 5x7 photo album.  Now, knowing what I know of the craft world, it wasn't unlike a mini album or even a small project life type book but at the time I didn't really know what I was doing creatively I was just trying to make something special for her.  But once I delivered the gift and saw what an impact something handmade could make I kind of got hooked.  I felt completely overwhelmed by something like an entire scrapbook but a card was something made to be given away and a much easier task to wrap my brain around.  So I started making cards, then started selling them, found out that there was a whole blog community and joined up, bought some Copics, and the rest, as they say, is history :)

How does my creative process work?
To be honest- my creative process is not set in stone and I think that's partly 'it' works!  Sometimes I start coloring an image before I pick papers; sometimes I color to match specifically what I'm going to use.  Sometimes I'll have an idea already in my mind of exactly how I want a particular card to look- there's no real thinking behind it- it's just kind of there in my minds eye so to speak.  Other times I have absolutely no idea where I'm going so I just start pulling out paper, embellishments- anything I think I might want to use and set them on my desk and start messing around placing things here and there.  Because of this my workspace is usually a complete disaster- but I find if everything is put away then I hit a mental block and all my mojo goes away.  

I think my creative process is reflection of how I like to live my life- I'm not super big on planning and like to be spontanious.  I do my best work when I'm under the gun of a deadline and like to feel like I have one too many things waiting in the wings for me to get to- that way I'm never in danger of being bored.  It's kind of a crazy way to do things but I figure it balances out my work life where I have to be incredibly organized and detail oriented all the time.  My creative process allows me to be free- and really isn't that what creativity should do- free our minds?

Thank you so much for sticking with me through these questions- I love being able to share a little piece of me with all of you :)  The next part of the hop is to invite 3 crafty people that inspire me to take part in the hop next Monday Oct 3rd so make sure you stop by their blogs to see how they answered these questions!

A few things about Lenny in her own words..."I'm from Belgium and teach French in the 7th and 8th grade.  I love papercrafting as well as reading, traveling, baking, gardening and floral arranging."  I chose Lenny because I love her style and the way you can just tell how much she loves creating- it's one of my favorite things about reading her blog posts :)

Tabbatha
A few things about Tabbatha in her own words..."Hi, I'm Tabbatha.  I'm an American living in Sweden who has just become a full fledged Swedish citizen!  I love design.  I love knitting.  I love photography.  And I love food!"  I chose Tabbatha because I love her bright and graphic style and looking at her cards always make me think "Oh, I want to try that!" :)

Rachel
A few things about Rachel in her own words..."I started scrapbooking 15 years ago after my first daughter was born and started stamping and card making 3 years ago.  I am addicted!  I love sharing ideas and getting inspiration from other who are just as obsessed as I am!"  I chose Rachel because her cards are just the cutest and I love scrolling through her blog for inspiration :)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Birds of Love

Hiya crafty peeps!  Have I got a cute one for you today (at least I think so, lol).  There's a fab new digi release happening over at Some Odd Girl today and it's all about the birds this week :)  I had a wedding to go to a couple weeks ago and when I saw this new image Birds of Love I just couldn't stop thinking how cute this image would be for a wedding card!  So I stuck to my go to, classic, wedding color combo of red, black and white which I think worked out perfectly.  Now make sure you pop on over to the Some Odd Girl Blog to check out the other cute digi's getting released...and if you want to snag some of them for your very own you can find them in the SOG shop :)  As always, thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today!
Supplies: DP- MME; Flowers- Prima; Sentiment Clear Stamp- Some Odd Girl 'I Do'; Pins, Doily- stash
**Linking up with Paper Issue's Anything Goes**

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Puppy Love

Hiya crafty peeps!  It's a new week which means a new set of digi's are being release over at Some Odd Girl.  And for all you dog lovers out there this is perfect!  I've said it before, and I'll say it again, I was not at all a critter stamp person when I started with stamping and card making- it was character stamps all the way for this girl.  But after starting with Some Odd Girl I just couldn't help but get drawn in by Kristy's adorable little critters and got totally hooked- now I just love them to bits!  So when I saw this adorable little guy called Puppy Love I was done.  Plus he's the perfect all around stamp for almost any kind of card you could need to make- bonus!  I hope you enjoy him as much as I do- make sure to pop on over to the Some Odd Girl Blog to see some more amazing inspiration...and then if you're 'done' like I was go on over to the store and pick him up for yourself (yep enabler status activated, lol!).  Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!
Supplies: DP- Teresa Collins; Sentiment Sticker- Doodlebug Designs; Sequins, Wood Hexigon, Bamboo Twine- Some Odd Girl

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Yeti To Party

Hiya crafty peeps!  I can't believe we've already made it to our last day of the release over at Some Odd Girl!  But, we're going out in style with our very own Yeti!  Is he not just the cutest little monster ever?  I love him to bits because he's not only perfect for some sweet or funny Christmas cards but he'd be perfect for a little kids birthday card too.  And don't even get me started on the sentiments in this set- they are perfection :)  Make sure you pop on by the Some Odd Girl Blog to see the other amazing projects from the team- there is an endless amount of creative inspiration to soak in!  Or hop on over to the shop to pick up some of these goodies for your very own.  As always thanks for stopping in to visit me!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Knit Happens

Hiya crafty peeps!  Welcome to day two of the fabulous release over at Some Odd Girl!  Today is the Sweater Kaylee clear set and what can I say other than I'm in love!  I decided to switch things up a little this go around and use the sentiments to create a little card duo that would be a perfect little card set to give as a gift.  It also features paper from the new Sunshine Sorbet 6x6 paper pad- my current paper obsession :)  Make sure to pop on over to the Some Odd Girl Blog for some more amazingly inspiration.  Or, if you're already feeling some itchy shopping fingers, pop on over to the shop to grab up some of these goodies for your very own!  Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check back in tomorrow for one more amazing reveal!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Paper Perfection

Hiya crafty peeps!  Guess what?  It's a big week over at Some Odd Girl as we have not only new clear stamp releases but some other super huge reveals- like a brand new 6x6 paper pad and new embellishments!  I pretty much totally geeked out when I heard there was going to be a Some Odd Girl paper line called Sunshine Sorbet- I mean my girl Kristy has some mad skills and awesome taste so I couldn't wait to get my hands on some.  Let me tell you- I was not disappointed in the least!  I wanted to show off as much as I could so I ended up using a small square die and doing sort of a patchwork background.  Once I got it all put together I liked it so much I didn't want to cover it up so I ended up just using a simple sentiment and a few of the new sequins and wood hexagon embellishments also being release.  Now make sure you don't miss out on anything by hopping on over to the Some Odd Girl Blog for some more inspiration.  If you're already drooling for some paper goodness then just pop on over to the shop to grab some for yourself- the quality is amazing!
Thanks for stopping by to visit- make sure you check back in tomorrow for some more reveals :)
Linking up over at the Paper Issues Linky Party :)