Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Some SWEET tips on adding detail without adding bulk!

Hi everybody! I'm up on the Sweet Stamp Shop blog today with some tips on making fun detailed (and mailable) cards! Here's a peek at the card I made, featuring Sweet Stamp Shop's new "Royal Wish" and "Enjoy Calligraphy" sets!


While this card has a few layers, you'll see that it's still thin enough to mail in a regular envelope!


For the full details on how this card came together, check out my post at the Sweet Stamp Shop blog!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs,

Some Odd Girl Stamps: New Digi Tuesday!

Happy Tuesday, everybody! I have two cards to share with you today featuring the newest digital stamps in the Some Odd Girl Store

After so many moves over the past few years, I'm happy to say that we're finally settled in one place! I definitely know what "Moving Kaylee" is going through...boxes, boxes, boxes! I made this card with the idea that it would be given to somebody moving into a new home, but the digi could also work for a "miss you" card, or for a daughter moving away to college!


I used the current Deconstructed Sketch (#160) as the inspiration for my card layout. I flipped the sketch and chose a zigzag border instead of the one in the sketch. I also moved the accent/flowers to the bottom.


My second card features "Party Pig", the newest critter in Odd-land, who borrowed the balloons from his pal "Party Crab"! I printed both images, colored and cut out the balloons, then layered them over the pig digi. I drew the balloon strings in with a very fine-tipped black pen.


So, there you have it...two new digis making their debut this week in the Some Odd Girl Stamps Store!

If you aren't part of the Some Odd Girl community on Facebook, join us, won't you? You'll find challenges, weekly spotlights of your fellow Oddies, sneak peeks of new digi and clear stamp releases, and MORE!

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

Hugs,

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Lawnscaping Challenge #85: Summer Color

Hi, everybody! I'm back to share my entry for the current challenge at the Lawnscaping Challenge blog, which is a color combo challenge (blue, orange, and yellow)!

Here's my take! I used stamps from Lawn Fawn's "Into the Woods" "Swimsuit Season", "Make Lemonade", and "Jessie's ABCs" sets! I made the fox's sunglasses by stamping the capital O from the alpha set sideways, coloring them in and connecting the two ovals with a black pen.


Here's a look at the colors for this challenge, which is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp:


For all of the details, to check out the other entries, or to link up your own, stop by the Lawnscaping Challenge blog!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


You'll HEART today's new Gwen digi at Some Odd Girl Stamps!

Hi everybody! I know the new clear release at Some Odd Girl Stamps is making your heart skip a beat, but there's one more newbie that you're sure to love...meet "I Heart U Gwen", the new digi being released today!

I couldn't let her get lost in the excitement of the clear release, so this post is just for her! Here's my take:


To create the sentiment, I chose a stamp from the "Flirty Mae" clear set and a wood veneer heart from our friends at Freckled Fawn! I also used some delicious Blue Bamboo Twine from the Odds & Ends section of the Some Odd Girl Store!

Thanks so much for stopping by again today! To stay up to date on all things ODD, make sure you sign up for the Some Odd Girl Stamps newsletter!

Hugs,

Some Odd Girl Stamps has the cutest School Supplies!

Hi, everybody! Welcome back to the second day of the new release at Some Odd Girl Stamps!

I have to say, my favorite part of every new school year when I was growing up was buying school supplies! From the cutest pencils, notebooks and folders to the coolest Trapper Keeper binder, I loved picking out everything! I still have a love for school/office supplies even though my school days are long gone!

I'm sure it's no surprise that I had a blast putting faces on the stamps in this month's release. Here's my first card with "School Supplies":


I also used the A+ stamp from the "Teacher Mae" set...I love how both sets work so well together!

Lucky for me, this set has a happy face, so I can add smiles to the pencil and crayon stamps and create my own happy notebook paper! (Did you notice my happy ruler from yesterday's post?)



 And why have just one crayon when you can have a whole rainbow of happy colors?


Here's a peek at the "School Supplies" set; it's a perfect companion to the new "Teacher Mae" set!

 

You can find more inspiration with "School Supplies" AND "Teacher Mae" at the Some Odd Girl blog, and both of the new clear sets are available NOW in the Some Odd Girl Store!

We're halfway through July, but there's still time to link up your Some Odd Girl projects with this month's Linky Party on the Some Odd Girl blog! All you have to do is link up your latest Some Odd Girl projects for a chance at being featured, or winning some fabulous prizes! (You'll find the linky tool on the right side of the SOG blog!)

Did you know that Some Odd Girl Stamps now has a Pinterest board for Oddies to pin their creations? You'll find all of the info on joining the new board on the Some Odd Girl Stamps Facebook group!

Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by today! Hope your week is off to a wonderful start!

Hugs,

Monday, July 14, 2014

Class is in session with Teacher Mae at Some Odd Girl Stamps!

Hi, everybody! It's time for a new clear stamp release at Some Odd Girl Stamps, and we're getting a head start on the new school year with "Teacher Mae", the first of two new sets available today in the Some Odd Girl Stamps Store!

After I colored the main image, I chose one of the sentiments from the set and made a chalkboard, because you can't have class without one! (And of course, Mae gets a gold star because she's so wonderful!)


I'm trying to work on different clothing patterns, so I attempted a tweed skirt. I think I'll use smaller lined pens next time to get a finer pattern.

I also couldn't resist making a sticky note holder with the ruler stamp in the set. (There's a little sneak peek at tomorrow's set...I love that I could put a happy face on the ruler!)


You can find more inspiration with "Teacher Mae" at the Some Odd Girl blog, and both of the new clear sets are available NOW in the Some Odd Girl Store!

Even though we're in the middle of July, there's still time to link up your Some Odd Girl projects with this month's Linky Party on the Some Odd Girl blog! All you have to do is link up your latest Some Odd Girl projects for a chance at being featured, or winning some fabulous prizes! (You'll find the linky tool on the right side of the SOG blog!)

Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by today! I'll be back tomorrow with more new release projects! Hope your week is off to a wonderful start!

Hugs,

Saturday, July 12, 2014

My SWEET Pocket Sleeve Stamp Storage!

Hi, everybody! I'm up on the Sweet Stamp Shop blog today with details on how I store my clear stamp sets. If you're looking for more detailed information on the products I used, you've come to the right place!

I didn't get any samples, or payment to advertise the products; I'm just sharing what I used. If you find something similar that works for you, great! I hope my info gives you a place to start if you plan to organize your stamps!



  • White card stock (65 lb.), use your favorite brand, cut to 5" x 7". You can cut two inserts from one sheet.
  • Kassett file boxes from Ikea. The color in the picture is discontinued, but the boxes are sold two in a pack for $3.99 in black and white. You assemble the boxes yourself, but it's easy to do.
  • Adhesive. I use my ATG dispenser and run adhesive on the underside of the bottom clear backer sheet. Then, I attach it to the white insert and slip the insert into the plastic sleeve.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! For more info on my storage system, stop by the Sweet Stamp Shop blog and check out my post!

Hugs,

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Digi Release Tuesday at Some Odd Girl Stamps!

Happy Tuesday, everybody! I'm back with a couple of cards featuring this week's new digital stamp release at Some Odd Girl Stamps

This week's release is near and dear to my heart because it's an idea that I submitted to Kristy a few months ago! My husband is into history, particularly the Crusades and Renaissance periods. He is part of a few re-enactment groups that get together across the country during the year, and even has his own suit of armor!

I'm always on the lookout for knight-related stamps that I can use to make cards for him, so when Kristy asked for stamp ideas in the Some Odd Girl Facebook group, my first instinct was to suggest a knight in shining armor, and I was thrilled when I saw that he was being made into a digi stamp!

Here's my first card, which features another one of my pocket scrapbooking cards that I made with Some Odd Girl digis! It's more of a close-up of "Knight Kody", and I also used one of the new digital "Knight Sentiments" on the card.


I had a bit of fun with this next card, because it's the one I made for Scott for his birthday. You also get a better view of the full "Knight Kody" image! He LOVED it, and keeps it on his bedside table. I managed to borrow it while he was at work to take a picture for my blog post.


I resized the "Sweater Pup" digi stamp and colored it to match our dog, who also makes an appearance on each birthday card that I make for Scott. I drew the paw print on the sweater to make it look like he's wearing a tunic. The sentiment is from the "Big Wishes Mae" clear stamp set. 

For more digi stamp release day inspiration, stop by the Some Odd Girl blog!

Make sure you're part of our Facebook group and receive the Some Odd Girl Stamps newsletter...there are some super fun events coming up this summer that you don't want to miss!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope your week is off to a wonderful start!

Hugs,

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

It's a magical release at Sweet Stamp Shop!

Well, hello there! Glad you could join me for today's new release celebration at Sweet Stamp Shop! Our July release is a MAGICAL one, and you'll soon see why, because I have LOTS of fun stuff to share with you!  I have three cards, starting with this one, which I made with the new "Dragon" clear set:


I also used stamps from the "Cookie Sprinkles" set for the large heart, "Cheeky" for the small heart, and the "Alpha Tabs" set to stamp the custom sentiment.

For my second card, I stamped the stars from the "Enjoy Calligraphy" set with watermark ink on a piece of vellum and heat embossed the design to soften the background paper. I stamped one of the sentiments on black card stock to give it a chalkboard look. 


For my third card, I made a scene with the stars from the "Enjoy Calligraphy" and "Princess" sets, then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment on vellum. 

I drew and colored a hill, then colored and fussy cut the castle to complete the scene. To help line up the castle and flags, I also stamped the castle on the background paper. That way, I didn't have to worry about cutting the flag poles out, too!


Here's another look at the new sets in today's release at Sweet Stamp Shop: "Princess", "Dragon", "Enjoy Calligraphy" and "Royal Wish":


AND, the new "On Cherry Street" kit is being included in today's release celebration, too!


So, what about the new kits? Here's some info:
  • No monthly subscription - buy only the kits you like!
  • It's here to stay (as permanent as any other Sweet Stamp Shop product has been...and if you miss out on July's kit, there will be more of the same kit in the store in August, along with a new monthly kit)!
  • It's 100% made in the U.S.A.! From the wood die cuts to the clear stamps to the printed paper, everything in this kit is purchased from small businesses in the United States!
  • Every kit is filled with more than 35 pieces -- from an exclusive stamp set found only in the kit, to pocket style cards and wood die cut embellishments, you'll find so many creative possibilities with each kit!
  • The price of each kit is $15.95 -- a great deal in itself!

Tomorrow, the new stamp sets will be available in the Sweet Stamp Shop for $7.95 each, and the kit will sell for $15.95.

I hope you've enjoyed my cards for today's new release celebration! For more fun, join Sweet Stamp Shop on Facebook or Pinterest, and follow the Sweet Stamp Shop blog for tutorials, inspiration and MORE!

Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by today! I hope you're having a great week so far!

Hugs,

It's digi release day at Some Odd Girl Stamps!

Happy Tuesday, everybody! It's time for a new digital stamp release at Some Odd Girl Stamps, and this week, we're glad to welcome "Best Friends Tobie and Tia"!


Because the main image has both a boy and a girl, I picked some paper that was more neutral in pattern but still had some girly elements to it. These are from Basic Grey's 6x6 "Mon Ami" paper pad designed by Kelly Purkey.

You'll find "Best Friends Tobie and Tia" NOW in the Some Odd Girl Stamps Store! For more digi stamp release day inspiration, stop by the Some Odd Girl blog!

Make sure you're part of our Facebook group and receive the Some Odd Girl Stamps newsletter...there are some seriously awesome things coming up this summer that you won't want to miss!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope your week is off to a wonderful start!

Hugs,