Tuesday, November 26, 2013

SOG New Digi Tuesday - Wave Mae

I felt a little bit retro when I made this card and I think she's friggin adorable and a little 80's. (Now I have that Calvin Harris song stuck in my head)

And holy patterns, Batman! Hexagons, Chevrons, Stars and wood grain! Woohoo! Can you tell that I had fun, or what? I particularly love Wave Mae because she's so versatile! I could see her as a Miss You card, A Belated Birthday card, or just a general Hello, like I've done here. I used Fancy Pants Designs Trendsetter papers on this project as well as the awesome Perfect Layers tool from our hop earlier this month (I love that thing!)

For my second project I'm using the cut files from the same release. I used the 'You Are Here' graphic and made cute place holders for a dinner party!

These were super fun and easy to create and they turned out awesome!

And there is still time, so don't forget to enter your project into this month's Speech Bubble challenge

SOG Community Challenge - Tic-Tac-Toe

Who doesn't love a game?! This week at the SOG community, we have a fun one posted for you!

I'm sure you all know how to play Tic-Tac-Toe, yes? Well, if not, the goal is to put your 'X' or your 'O' on three adjoining squares to win. 3 across, 3 up or 3 diagonal. Luckily I didn't have another player to thwart my moves! HA! I went diagonal using sequins, sticker letters and Gifty Gwen!

I also thought this would make the perfect Christmas card (and why not use the community challenges to knock out stuff we have to do already, right?)

There are so many things you can do with this challenge! I want to see your creations posted over in the SOG Ning so I can oooh and ahhh over them all week!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L – we’re STICKIN’ IT TO YA!

WELCOME, Odd friends!  As promised, we have an exciting week planned for you!  Some Odd Girl and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L – we’re STICKIN’ IT TO YA!  :)


Thanks for joining our week-long HOP!  Stamps and sticky stuff  join hands for a fun and inspiring event that runs November 25th through December 1st, and we’ve got 5 days’ worth of stunning creations to share with you while you hop!

Some Odd Girl and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L will be sharing projects on their blogs Monday through Friday, and if you follow along and comment on each of the posts along the way (that’s 10 comments you’ll need to make, folks!), you’ll be entered to win some serious swag from both companies!  There are two happy boxes of adhesives from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and two $20 gift certificates to the Some Odd Girl shop to be won!

Here are the main blog links:

For my Project, I used Ornament Tia clear stamp and sentiment along with the E-Z Runner tape to adhere all of my cardstock pieces, the 3D Foam Squares for popping my Tia image off the card. All the products are so easy to use! They are Ah-Mazing!

Be sure to make your way around to both blogs each day this week and you have until Sunday, December 1st at midnight EST to squeeze in all your commenting – we’ll be announcing the two lucky winners on Monday, December 2nd!   Happy hoppin’!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

SOG-Digi Release Day-Turkey Day Kaylee

I'm so looking forward to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. It's great to get together with the whole family and sit down for a nice home-cooked meal, so that makes this week's release extra special! Kristi has outdone herself with the super cute, retro style Kaylee and a very versatile Pumpkin cut file!

I really loved paper piecing her dress and apron and can I please profess my total love for her hairstyle?! She's just so Leave It To Beaver and I definitely want to eat at her dinner table! The papers are from Echo Park Reflections (Fall Dots) Basic Grey (Bread Pudding) and the sentiment is from Thank You Mae

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


There are pictures of me in existence, about a year old, wearing the old Tampa Bay Bucs orange and white. No matter how horrible our team is, my father still roots for them and is still devastated every time they predictably lose. In fact, the one time they made it to the Super Bowl, I was certain it was a sign of the Apocalypse. But still they play and still my dad watches, ever the diligent fan.

This card was inspired by my dad's love of football. To me, more than even the game itself, it's about persistence and fighting to move forward. So, with this week's release, I worked with Football Tia to make one touch little cookie...but who says she can't still wear pink? The sentiments is from Everyday Smiles.

If it were October, she'd make a great Breast Cancer Awareness card, wouldn't she? She would also look great with some cool speech bubbles...for say...our Speech Bubble Challenge over at the SOG Blog!!

Monday, November 11, 2013

SOG meets Perfect Layers!

We are lucky enough to be pairing up this week with Perfect Layers! If you’re not already familiar with Perfect Paper Crafting, you are in for a TREAT!  Their tools allow crafters to get perfect placement of their mats and edges, easily shape and layer, and AIRBRUSH for gorgeous effects on their projects!  The Odd Girls enjoyed playing with their Perfect Layers, Perfect Squares, and Perfect Ruler for this little event… 

 Today, both teams come together to bring you a fabulously inspiring BLOG HOP that will run through Sunday, November 17th.  There are 15 stops along the way including the main blogs, and PLENTY of inspiration for you to enjoy, so we hope you have as much fun as we’ve all had in this little partnership!

I had the Perfect Layers Border Tool #1 to use and found it so simple. It gave me 1/8, 1/4, 3/8 and 5/8 increments to work in and all I had to do was flip it and line it up with my piece and Blam! Awesome card! No measuring! (I might have already used it on 2 other project this week *Shifty*)

The paper I used is from the Fancy Pants Park Bench collection and the stamp and sentiment are Some Odd Girl (of course) Thank you Mae clear set. For the time this tool saves, it's worth every penny, and look at how dimensional and lovely the final product came out! I'm already scoping out the store to see what other handy tools they have for me to snatch up and you should too!

You should have arrived from Eva’s blog, but in case you get lost or distracted along the way, here’s the hop order: 
Some Odd Girl blog
Perfect Paper Crafting blog
Suzanne BierEva Uyeunten
Alexis Kemp
Pam Sparks
Judy Bagwell
Wendy Ramlakhan
Jenn Cochran
Mary Pat Siehl

Katie Perry
Roxie Glaza
Kristy Dalman
Jenny Gropp
Leah l’Orange

Be sure to comment at EVERY stop and you’ll be eligible to win one of TWO prize packs that include one of these tools and a stamp set of your choice!  Your next stop is Pam’s blog.
We’ll be sharing inspiration throughout the week so you can see how the Odd Girls have used the Perfect Paper Crafting tools, and maybe a little guest project here and there from our partners in this hop!  You have until Sunday at midnight EST to leave your comments, and Some Odd Girl and Perfect Paper Crafting will each draw one winner, to be announced on Monday, November 18th.

And to sweeten the pot, by using the code SOG5%, any orders with Perfect Papercrafting will receive a 5% discount on their order! So, what are you waiting for? Get over there!

Have a Perfectly Odd day, and good luck!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

SOG Clear Stamp Release - Little Loves

Okay, so generally Alexis + Kids = No. *Snort* My poor mom has finally settled into the fact that I'm just not a baby person. Why are they always so sticky?! *Headshake* Anyhow, there are a couple of exceptions to my rule and that's my nephew Dorian and my nephew by best friend association, Sebastian. I kind of love both those kids. (But don't tell anyone) This Little Loves stamp reminds me so much of those adorable boys and I just love it!

I did some paper piecing with the stuffed bunny, because I just HAD to and I had fun creating a loud background for him.

Hair: E25 & E27
Clothes: B37, B39, E39, YR61, YR65, Y38 & Y23

The sentiment is from the same set, and there is also another cute baby in the set.  I always struggled finding images of babies that I could use on projects for showers or early birthdays and these are a perfect addition to my collection. (In fact this card will go to Dorian after I release it here)

I hope you liked today's project and I hope to see you all over at the main Some Odd Girl Blog for the chance to win this awesome set!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

SOG Digi Release Tuesday! Angels and Goddesses

Today I bring not one, but two samples from the A-Mazing Digi release today! First up is Angel Mae. Isn't she lovely?! I could easily see her on a beautiful Christmas card, but I wanted to make something more neutral with her to show how versatile she really is. Her wings are such a dream to color! I chose to keep a simple gold, white and pale blue theme with her, and I had fun creating the little highlights on her halo and the clouds, since obviously she's a bright, glowing angel. The sentiment is from Happy Day and I think it makes it the perfect card to give to a special friend just because!

Next up I have Forest Goddess

I have to admit, I have not had this much fun coloring an image in some time. There is so much detail in the drawing and it gives you so much opportunity to play with color and shading. I wanted a very vibrant autumnal pallet for her, finishing the area around her with matching Distressed Inks and a little bit of gold spray for added shimmer.

To do this , I cut two images of her, one on the solid rectangle and one right up to the outline and I used that for a reverse mask to protect my colored image from the Distress Inks.
I finished off the card with some Tattered Flowers made from Mid-Summer Night's Dream book pages, a little Webster's Pages trim and a Studio Calico wooden veneer flag with a Thank You Mae sentiment stamped on it.

These are definite must-have additions to your Some Odd Girl collections! Maybe you'll want to use them on this month's challenge!

SOG Clear Stamp Release - Welcome Baby

Have you been in need of a good set of baby sentiments? Really? What a coincidence! So have I!!

 This new Some Odd Girl set is just perfect for a baby shower or congratulations card. (I could have used this a couple months ago when my sister in law had her shower) I made a cute border with hearts to match the one in the set and added a bit of bakers twine, but I really think the sentiments speak for themselves. See what I did there? Anyhow, puns aside, you should go and get yours now! And don't forget to comment on the blog for your chance to win this awesome stamp!

Monday, November 4, 2013

SOG Clear Stamp Release - On Safari

This stamp pack is incredible! There are so many adorable baby animals to choose from, but I couldn't resist this sweet elephant.

I thought it was perfect for a sweet card to send a friend who is going through a rough time and needs a friend.

I did a little paper piecing on the stamp and then went over it with BV20 & BV23. The sentiment is from the same set.

The set also contains another cute elephant, a giraffe and an adorable lion. You should check it out here! And don't forget to leave a comment on the blog for the release for a change to win these awesome stamps!

Friday, November 1, 2013

SOG- November Challenge - Speech Bubbles

What's that? It's not Turkey Day yet? And it's still 89 degrees outside? But I'm in the mood for Christmas! And what better way to project my wintery thoughts than with a holiday card?

This month's challenge at Some Odd Girl is to make a project using speech bubbles (which you can now find in the SOG shop *wink wink, nudge nudge*) For this project I used the cut files released last week along with the amazing HollyDay Gwen stamp. Isn't she just a doll in all that icy blue?

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R20, R21 & R22
Hair: E07, E15, E18 & E19
Clothes: BG000, BG01, BG02, BG07, E40 & E41

You can enter your own project into the challenge here for a chance to win a fun prize!

Alright, to coax along my Christmas feelings, I want to hear all about your winter plans this year.