Thursday, October 16, 2014

Lawnscaping Facebook Inspiration Team Challenge!

Hi, everybody! I have a few cards to share today featuring Lawn Fawn stamps and papers for the design team call for the Lawnscaping Challenge's Facebook Inspiration Team. 

I've been participating in the challenges at the Lawnscaping Challenge blog for a while now, and thought it would be fun to try out for the team!

For my first card, I combined stamps from Lawn Fawn's "Critters in the Arctic" and "Love You A Latte" sets with papers from the "Snow Day" and "Peace Joy Love" petite paper pads. The walrus's scarf is from the "Winter Owl" set, and the coffee cup is from the "Winter Fox" set.


My second card is a different take on the moose in the "Critters in the Arctic" set. I dressed him up for Halloween with some props in the "Spooktacular" set. And, there's no way he's going trick or treating with just one treat bag, so I gave him five!


My third card is inspired by an idea I had to combine one of the sentiments from the "Science of Love" set with some other stamp sets to make a "punny" Halloween card. 

I stamped the back of one of the cookies in the "Milk and Cookies" set with watermark ink on vellum and heat-embossed them with opaque white powder. To make the other parts, I used a circle punch and a regular hole punch on some paper scraps.


The jar is from the "Summertime Charm" set and the tag sentiment is from the "Spooktacular" set. The chevron paper is from a retired Lawn Fawn paper pad.

Hope you enjoyed checking out my cards today! I hope you'll be inspired to mix and match some of your stamp sets to make something new!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you'll get some crafty time to make something fun over the weekend!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Make a scene with the new cut file at Some Odd Girl Stamps!

Hi, everybody! It's new digi Tuesday at Some Odd Girl Stamps, and I'm sharing a project that I made with the new "Princess Castle" cut file! 

In addition to the shaped card file, there's a castle digi stamp to help you set up the scene! I added the stone path with some paper scraps and drew in the stones with a Copic marker. 


I thought it would be cool to color Knight Kody and add him to the card. He could either be heading in to save the princess or heading home after a quest!

For more inspiration with today's new release, stop by the Some Odd Girl blog and see what our special guest and the other Odd Girls made with this cut file, the two new digis and a sentiment pack!



Don't forget, there's still time to send in your entries for Some Odd Girl Stamps' "Digi Me" contest! You can find all the details at the Some Odd Girl blog!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you had a wonderful weekend and your week is off to a great start!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Two challenges, one card!

Hi, everybody! I'm playing along with the current Lawnscaping challenge, which is to use patterned paper on your project.

I used papers from Lawn Fawn's retired "Into the Woods" and "Bright Side" petite paper packs and the new "Love You a Latte" clear stamp set for my card.

For all of the details on this challenge, or to link up your entry before the deadline (Wednesday, October 15), stop by the Lawnscaping Challenge blog


I'm also entering my card in the current challenge at retro sketches. This week's challenge is to pick one of your favorite sketches from the retro sketch archives to inspire your entry. I chose retro sketch #86. Here's a look at that sketch:



For information on either (or both) of these challenges, stop by the Lawnscaping and retro sketches blogs! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope your week is going well so far!

Hugs,

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

A Doggone Cute Piper Stamp at Some Odd Girl!

Hi, everybody! I'm back for Day 2 of the October clear release at Some Odd Girl Stamps! Since yesterday's "Cat Lady Kaylee" set was for the cat lovers, today goes to the dogs with "Walk the Dog Piper"!



I thought it would be fun to add some of the Hexie Dots wood veneers to my card. They add just the right pop of dimension and tie in to the paper I used.

Make sure to visit the Some Odd Girl blog for more inspiration with "Walk the Dog Piper"! 

Do you love Pinterest? We do, too! In fact, we love it so much that Some Odd Girl Stamps has a special Pinterest board for Oddies to pin their latest creations! Click HERE to visit the board, and head HERE for all the details on how to be added to the board! 

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

Hugs,

Monday, October 6, 2014

You'll go CRAZY for Cat Lady Kaylee!

Happy Monday, Oddies! It's time for another clear stamp release at Some Odd Girl Stamps, and if you're a cat lover, you'll go CRAZY for today's new stamp set! I'm not a cat person, but I loved coloring these kitties!


Isn't "Cat Lady Kaylee" meow-velous? (You can find the sequins and twine in the Odds & Ends section of the Some Odd Girl Stamps Store!)

Have you sent in your entry (or entries)  for the "Digi Me" contest? 




The contest kicked off on September 29 and runs through October 23. You can enter three times on each platform, including the Some Odd Girl blogInstagramPinterest, and Facebook. All entries must be publicly visible or they won't qualify for the contest. You can find the full details at the Some Odd Girl blog, including which hashtags to use when submitting your entry.

I'll be back tomorrow with a project featuring the second new clear stamp set in Some Odd Girl Stamps' October release, and it's dog-gone cute! Make sure to stop by the Some Odd Girl blog for more inspiration with Cat Lady KayleeThanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs,

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

New Digi Tuesday at Some Odd Girl Stamps!

Hi, everybody! Hope your week is off to a great start! Since it's Tuesday, that means I have a project to share with you featuring a brand-new digi at Some Odd Girl Stamps!  

The fairy digis and clear stamp sets are super popular, since we see so many fabby creations with them in our Facebook community, our monthly Linky Party on the blog and on our Oddies Project Board on Pinterest! I know this one will be super popular, too! Meet "Petal Fairy":


Isn't she gorgeous? I colored her to match some retired papers from my stash, and heat-embossed a sentiment from the "Make A Statement" clear set to match the frame on the card front.

And since we're on the subject of new digis, did you see the new contest that kicked off yesterday at Some Odd Girl Stamps?


I'm sure you have a wish list of digis that you'd love to see in the Some Odd Girl Stamps lineup (I know I do). With the "Digi Me" contest, your idea might come to life as a new digital stamp for Some Odd Girl!

You can find all of the details on the contest at the Some Odd Girl blog, including some OUT OF THIS WORLD examples from the super-creative Odd Girls!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Hugs,



Monday, September 29, 2014

Join in the Coffee Lovers' Bloghop!

It's National Coffee Day here in the USA, and I'm happy to celebrate it with a bunch of super-talented caffeinated crafters by participating in the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

You can find all of the details and the full list of blogs in today's hop at Chaitali's blog, Cuts Crops Creativity, including the prize list from all of the generous companies donating prizes for the hop:


Much like it's hard to decide what to order at my favorite coffee shop, I couldn't decide on just one project to share with you today, so I made a card and a tag!

First up is my tag! I combined Some Odd Girl Stamps' "Mr. Octopus" with the "Hipster Pets" coffee cup stamp, and a sentiment from the "Breakfast Friends" set with some papers from my stash. 

I thought it would be fun for Mr. Octopus to use all of those arms of his to hold not just one or two, but THREE cups of coffee! After coloring the image and fussy-cutting it, I cut along the lines on his arms and adhered the cups in place.


Next up is my card, which features Reverse Confetti's "Be A Barista" stamp set. I had fun figuring out what fancy latte design I'd use, and decided on the one with the hearts since it's a sweet thank you card. 

I had several different shades of brown ink, but none of them looked quite right, so I inked the stamp with Memento Toffee Crunch, then with Memento Desert Sand. The blend of the two inks worked perfectly! I love the color!


I chose the current Deconstructed Sketch (#170) for my card layout and altered a few of Some Odd Girl Stamps' wood veneer hexie dots in place of the flowers on the sketch:


Hope you've enjoyed today's projects! Grab a refill of coffee (or tea) and head over to Chaitali's blog, Cuts Crops Creativity for the full hop list! Thanks for stopping by today!

Hugs,

Some Odd Girl Stamps "Digi Me" Contest!

Hi, everybody! Did you see the AWESOME new "Digi Me" contest kicking off today at Some Odd Girl Stamps? You're going to LOVE this one!


Some Odd Girl Stamps is looking for YOUR ideas for new digis! If you're part of the Some Odd Girl Facebook community, you've probably seen a list with different digi ideas, and some of them have been made into some FABULOUS digis! This contest kicks things up a notch...I'll show you what I mean!

The only required info: character, pose, and outfit. If you want to add more to it, go for it! We want to see creativity in your entries...you can make a photo collage like I did, have a link or picture list or if you can't find the pose and outfit you're looking for online, take a picture of yourself and write up the rest!

For example, my idea is "Detective Kody", so I put together this photo collage. The character is inspired by Benedict Cumberbatch's portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in the BBC TV series "Sherlock," so I used photos of the character that I found online to help illustrate my idea.


The contest kicks off today, September 29 and runs through October 23. You can enter three times on each platform, including the Some Odd Girl blog, Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook. All entries must be publicly visible or they won't qualify for the contest. You can find the full details at the Some Odd Girl blog, including which hashtags to use on your entry.

We'll be picking one winner per platform. Each winner will be a guest on the day their digi is released (with the digi in advance to make something for the blog post), and will receive a $20 gift certificate to the Some Odd Girl Shop!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Grab your thinking cap, and get cracking on your entry! We can't wait to see your entries!

Hugs,

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Some TWEET new digis have flown in to the Some Odd Girl Stamps store!

Happy Tuesday, everybody! It's time for some new digis at Some Odd Girl Stamps, and I'm sure you'll agree, they're pretty "tweet"!

My card for today features "Birdy" times two, and some speech bubble sentiments from the "Flirty Mae" and "Hey Mae" clear stamp sets:


Before I printed out the digis, I copied and pasted another "Birdy"digi, then flipped the copy to create a scene of two birds chatting with each other, and then colored both birds. I stamped the sentiments and trimmed the panel and added it to the front of the card.

Hope your week is off to a great start! Make sure to stop by the Some Odd Girl blog to see what the other Odd Girls made with "Birdy" and the other new digis, "Cockatoo" and "Birds of Love"! Thank you so much for stopping by today!

There are lots of fun things going on in the Some Odd Girl community on Facebook, including a "Back-to-School" themed contest, inspiring creations from your fellow Oddies, and lots of fun topics for discussion! Hope to see you there!

Hugs,

Monday, September 22, 2014

Lawnscaping Challenge: Critters Galore!

Hi, everybody! Just popping in tonight to share my card for the current Lawnscaping challenge, which is themed "Critters Galore"! 

My take on this challenge was to mirror-stamp the new "Winter Penguin" and create a skating scene for him and a penguin pal!


The papers are from Lawn Fawn's "Snow Day" and "Peace Joy Love" petite paper packs:

For all of the details on this challenge, and to link up your entry before the Wednesday, September 24 deadline, visit the Lawnscaping challenge blog!


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

Hugs,