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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 :)

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!" :)

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
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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 :)
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