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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Fav of All Time

Hi crafty peeps!  I hope all my US friends had a lovely Memorial Day yesterday- I had a fabulous time with family and lots of yummy food :)  But the holiday is over which means it must be Tuesday- and we all know what Tuesday's bring right?  New Some Odd Girl digi's of course...and this week there are sentiments, cut files and this little gem, Singer Kaylee!  For some reason when I saw her I just knew that she needed to have some hip neon colors going on so I colored her up with my Copics all bright and fun.  She looks like she could be straight off a karaoke stage don't you think?  She was an absolute blast to play with and I can't help but think she'd be perfect for so many different kinds of cards.  I hope that you'll pop on over to the Some Odd Girl blog to check out some more amazing inspiration.  Then don't forget to stop on by the shop to pick her up for your very own (you know you want her, lol).  As always, thanks so much for stopping by to visit my little space in blogland!
Oh, and PS, don't forget to check out the blog hop currently going on with Some Odd Girl and Ruby Rock- It- you can check out all the important deets here...
Supplies: DP- Simple Stories; Sentiment- Bella Blvd; Bling- Zva Crafts; Enamel Dots- Freckled Fawn

Monday, May 26, 2014

Some Odd Girl and Ruby Rock-It's Rockin' Hop

WELCOME, friends!  We’re SO excited you’ve joined us for a fun and fabulous BLOG HOP featuringSome Odd Girl and our friends, Ruby Rock-it!
Our designers have all gathered together to bring you a fun event that incorporates both Some Odd Girland Ruby Rock-it products into our creations, and we are READY TO ROCK-IT!  Can you handle the excitement?  :)
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Let’s do it! 
You can hop NOW through Saturday, May 31st at midnight Eastern, and there are PRIZES to be won!  Oh yes, there are prizes…  Two lucky winners will receive a $20 gift certificate to the Some Odd Girl store, as well as this fabulous kit, the “Bella! Year in Review” collection from Ruby Rock-it:
All along the hop, you’ll see inspiration from the Odd Girls and the Ruby Rock-it Creative Team, and all you have to do to be eligible to win one of the two prizes is leave a comment at each stop along the hop
You should have arrived from Nicole’s blog, but if not, you can CLICK HERE to get started at the beginning!  You’ll wrap up at the Ruby Rock-it blog, but you have many stops in between! 
I was so lucky to get a ton of papers and some fun flower embellishments to play with- and man, were these papers right up my alley!  I just love the bright colors and fun patterns- they are so easy to mix and match it made putting my card together an absolute breeze :)  These papers will definitely be taking a spot in permanent rotation as I find myself reaching for them often already!
We Odd Girls have LOVED working with the Ruby Rock-it papers and embellishments for our creations!  Leave your comment below, and from here, you’re going to head on over and visit June!  In case you’re bouncing around at your own leisure, here’s the full hop list…
WHEW!  SO much to see along the 22 different stops!  Have fun, happy hopping, and thank you so much for joining us!  Our hop winners will be announced at the main blogs on Monday, June 2nd…  GOOD LUCK!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Do As You Wish

Hiya crafty peeps!  I've got just a little make to share with you today- I was asked to make a custom retirement card and give it some football team flavor by way of a Boise State Broncos theme.  Now that ended up being a little harder than I thought as I tried to marry football and retirement in my mind :)  So I started looking through my digi stamps to see if I could get some spark of inspiration and when I landed on Genie Gwen from Some Odd Girl I had the idea for the sentiment- but then I had to figure out how to incorporate the football team.  So I ended up going for a straight up BSU team color genie with some good ol' blue and orange!  I decided to keep things pretty clean and simple and extended the blue and orange theme to the rest of the card with some patterned paper from Bella Blvd, some twine from my stash and an awesome brad from Freckled Fawn.  I think it ended up checking all the required boxes and hopefully will be loved by its recipient :)  Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today- for all those in the US I hope you have a great holiday weekend!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Today Is the Day

Hiya crafty peeps!  Coming at you today with something a little different- one of the digi releases over at Some Odd Girl today is a Mantra Sentiment Pack and it's honestly one of the releases I've been the most excited about :)  I absolutely love the watercolor and brushed sentiment look but I just haven't found the time to try and play around with it yet.  But this sentiment pack from SOG makes it super easy to give it a try so I just couldn't resist.  All I did was take some watercolor paper and alcohol inks- both my Copic refills and some Ranger inks- and started playing until I got the desired watercolor look I wanted.  It's amazing how quickly the time flies once you start playing and there's no real rule book with how to do this so it's just having some fun playing with some inks!  Once those dried I simply ran them through my printer and printed the sentiment right onto the card.  I used a word document and just made a rectangle the same size as my card and then ran a test piece of paper through to make sure the placement was right before doing the final print.  Seriously, these are the fastest and most fun cards- perfect for if you're in a pinch and need something quick and easy!  I just love these sentiments and can't wait to use them on a card with some of my Some Odd Girl images- I just know they will look amazing :)
Don't forget to stop by the blog for some inspiration from the rest of the team, and then pop on over to the shop to grab these babies up for yourself!  As always, thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Little Things

Hiya crafty peeps!  Wow, it's sure been busy on this little blog of mine- lots of fun stuff happening over at Some Odd Girl huh?  But guess what- there's even more!  I know, take a second and process it, but Kristy also released a new digi image and some cut files this week too (I swear I don't know how she does it!).  So I wanted to make sure you got a little glimpse of Bubbles Mermaid, the new digi, so you could go grab her up for yourself because she's adorable!  So pop on by the shop and don't forget to take a look at the new cut files too- they are perfect for summer.  Thanks for stopping by to visit me- and for all those who are celebrating this weekend- Happy Mother's Day!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Little Picnic Accessories

Hiya crafty peeps!  Just popping in to let you know that I'm up over on the Some Odd Girl blog with a fun and simple little tutorial on how to make these cute little picnic silverware holders out of brown paper bags.  I hope that you'll hop on over and check it out!  (PS. Did you notice the new images from this months clear stamp release?  Don't forget to go grab those up for yourself in the Some Odd Girl shop)  Thanks for stopping in to visit :)

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

What a Fun Moment

Hiya crafty peeps!  It's another fabulous day for a Some Odd Girl clear release wouldn't you say?  Today I've got Beachy Mae- so stinkin' cute right?  I just love creating summer inspired projects because you get to use all the bright fun colors that you want.  I paired my image up with some other fun things you can find at Some Odd Girl- like that colored bamboo twine- and some fun piece's from our recent hop partners Freckled Fawn like that awesome rubber sentiment flag and that acrylic star :)  Now make sure you pop on over to the Some Odd Girl blog so you can sneak a peek at some more amazing inspiration and then stop on by the Some Odd Girl shop if you need want to grab her up for yourself!  Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me- you're the best!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Friends Stick Together

Hiya crafty peeps!  I can't believe it but another month has come and gone- as crazy as that seems I still love the beginning of a new month because that means it's time for a new clear release at Some Odd Girl!  This week there are two new sets with a decidedly summer type feel- perfect for the beginning of May when I'm starting to get antsy for anything and everything summery :)  Today I've got Mr. Octopus to share with you and I have to say I would never think to have an octopus image but that's why Kristy is the creative genius that she is...and I can't imagine my collection without him!  I paired him with some fun sea themed papers from Glitz and some of my favorite embellie's and I'm loving the way it turned out.  Plus he's a blast to color- I can't wait to give him another go and play with adding texture.  I hope you love him as much as I do!  Don't forget to head on over to the Some Odd Girl blog to see some more crazy impressive inspiration from the rest of the highly talented design team.  And, when you've decided you just must own him yourself, you can pop on over to the Some Odd Girl shop and scoop him up!  I'll see you tomorrow with the other new image being released- believe me you won't want to miss it :)  Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today!
Supplies: Cardstock- American Crafts; DP- Glitz Uncharted Waters; Bling- Zva Crafts; Enamel Dots- MME; Sentiment Sticker- Bella Blvd; Scallop Border- Bazzill