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Saturday, April 30, 2011

last of the Some Odd Girl SNEAKS! and some BasicGrey LUFF

okay folks, we wrap the sneaks up today for the brand new CLEAR STAMP RELEASE from Some Odd Girl! on MONDAY, at 8 am EST, the very first Some Odd Girl photopolymer clear stamps will be available in the store! today, i am THRILLED (and a little melancholy, to be honest) to show you the last of these sweeties... it's been SUCH a fun week, i'm sad to see it ending! but here, without further ado, is

do you LUFF HER?! i do. she stamps beautifully, she's SO much fun to colour, and she looks great with her matching sentiment:

i busted out my brand new Hello Luscious 6x6 pad from BasicGrey (and it's gotta be one of my absolute FAVES of all their lines so far), and put this little card together:

GO HERE to see the last of the Odd Girls' sneaks for the release, and if you wanna get your hands on any of the stamps i've shown you this week, leave comments on each of the posts at the Some Odd Girl blog, and you might WIN! otherwise, buy 'em in the store on MONDAY, and you can be just a little Odd like us. ;)

i had to play along at the BasicGrey Challenges blog for this round, because i'm in LUFF with these new yummy papers... the challenge this week is BE CHARMING, so i tied a couple of ribbons and added my little heart to complement the sentiment. :)

Paper Cutz have an ANYTHING GOES challenge going on, so i'm getting in on that fun, too!

and there we have it. it's a beautiful Saturday, folks, and now i'm off to take The Son for a haircut, and to search for a fancy mod suit for his senior prom. ACK! do i feel old? noooooo.....

Friday, April 29, 2011

a SOGgy sneak... this one's for the BOYS!

woot! another Sneaky day for you today at Some Odd Girl, and i am having SO much fun with these clear stamps! they'll be available to buy at on May 2nd (that's MONDAY, folks - it's only a weekend away!), and i KNOW you're gonna love these stamps as much as we do!

today, a boyish peek - we know that there are some stampers out there who haven't jumped on the girlie bandwagon, or have sons but not daughters, so we know you'll dig this. :)
check out the uber-cute...


love him! love the little pooch! love the way Tobie looks positively INFATUATED with his little canine friend!

here's m'card, with the sentiment stamp that comes with Tobie:

had a ton of fun bustin' out my DCWV Pets stack, which doesn't get a whole lotta love! and that stripey paper? new HELLO LUSCIOUS, from BasicGrey. YUM!

OH, and i played with charms, too, which is something i RARELY do! isn't the little bone just too cute and absolutely perfect for pet cards like this?!

okay, enough excitement for this morning - i have to get my butt to work! back tomorrow with one FINAL sneak of the forthcoming clear stamps at, but CLICK HERE to see what the rest of the Odd Girls have done with Tobie, and leave a comment over there for your chance to WIN him! :D

happy weekend, friends! xo

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Some Odd Girl - a repeat sneak peek!

were you here for the Some Odd Girl blog hop? if so, you'll recognize this card and the stamp i used... she's coming to CLEAR, next week! yep, Smell The Flowers Tia has been available as a digi at for a while, and the Odd Girls absolutely LOVE her, so our fearless leader, Kristy (Holmes-Dollie), has decided to include her in the big release next week! there are SIX clear stamps coming to the store, and this is one of 'em!

(LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS STAMP, and the sentiment is fabby!)


CLICK HERE to visit the Some Odd Girl blog and see what the rest of the Odd Girls have done with this little cutie! leave a comment over there and you might be the lucky one to WIN HER! :)

new up at Charisma.... April Showers bring May Flowers!

good very early morning to you, crafty friends! hope you've been enjoying all my blabbering this week! :) i have been a busy little bee, and the week is far from over!

thanks for dropping by (and i give you MAD props if you're one of the people who actually reads ALL of my drivel!), and if you've been here before, you probably know that early Thursday at The Chronicles of Orange means it's time for a brand new CHARISMA CHALLENGE!

this week, we're sponsored by the fabby Digi Stamp Boutique, and by Lili of The Valley - a couple of WONDERFUL prizes being given away, so you should play along!

i used Coco, from Digi Stamp Boutique, and coloured him all up for my card:

i tried something slightly different for the flourishes... they're actually the negative die-cuts from a used sheet of paper, and i just cut AROUND the cuts to make more flourishes! kind of a fun technique, and it really stretches your paper (not that it matters when you horde like i do).

here's the closer-upper of Coco:

i really enjoyed colouring this one, even though i REALLY struggle with anything with fur. :) Coco is a little different, and right up my alley!

care to join us? CLICK HERE to see the rest of the Charisma Gals' fantabulatious work (you'll be glad you did!). if you'd like to play along, you must create something new for our challenge and submit it by next TUESDAY in order to be eligible for either of the prizes this week. have fun with this one (and feel free to take the challenge in any direction, but the connection must be obvious!), and come back in a few short hours when i have another, ahem... SNEEEEEEAK!

annnnd, i'm playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Challenge this week - they have the theme set for ANYTHING GOES, and they're having a fabby blog hop! so you'll def wanna check it out!

also playing at Paper Sundaes - they have a recipe challenge and i've used Pearls, Die-cuts and Yellow for my card.

have a fabby THURSDAY, folks! the weekend is almost here! :D

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

another SOGgy Sneak - BALLOON KAYLEE!

okay gang, i'm SO excited about this one... not only because this is the only EXCLUSIVE clear stamp in the release (meaning she's never been available as a digi!), but because i tried something i've never done before and LOVE the result!

my Some Odd Girl sneak for you today....

yes, there is another Balloon Kaylee available as a digi, but it's a younger, girlier version of her. ;) this one's brand spankin' new, and i absolutely LOVE her. she's so versatile, and i can see myself using this stamp for LOADS of occasions!

i'm also pleased with my very first attempt at colouring in BLACK AND WHITE! go, me! i've seen so many people do it so WELL, and honestly, i've been a little intimidated. but i thought i'd give it a shot, and i'm absolutely pleased with the result! maybe i'll try sepia tones next! oh, but let's end this little tangent here, and show you the rest, shall i? :) here's a little more...

and here's my finished card:

and the icing on the cake for me... i used up that dotty paper, which has been sitting in my stash since i BEGAN paper crafting! hadn't the foggiest idea what to do with it, and it just didn't look right with ANYTHING. so an added bonus! :D

anywho, you really ought to CLICK HERE to see what the rest of our Odd Girls have done, as well as our April Guest, and if you leave a comment, you might WIN this little sweetheart! enjoy the sneaks, and i'll be back tomorrow with another Charisma challenge and ANOTHER Some Odd Girl sneak! :D

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

a NOOOO sneak for MOOOO from Some Odd Girl!

back again with another little treat! today, the Odd Girls are showing off the fabby cards they've made with one of the six new CLEAR STAMPS from Some Odd Girl! the stamps will be available on May 2nd, and all week, we're sharing projects with each stamp from the release. if you leave comments each day this week on the Some Odd Girl BLOG, you might win the stamp from that day, so hop on over and check 'em out!

today, i'd like to introduce you to an old fave from
this is MOOOEY!
she's been available in digi format for quite a while, but soon you'll be able to buy (or WIN) the clear photopolymer version, too! check out the sentiment that comes in the set, too....

adorable, no? :) lots of fun to be had with this little cutie pie! i couldn't help but throw a bunch of Sassafras around on my card, as well as a little K & Company flower or two, and i thought this simplistic approach worked well for Moooey! whatcha think?

CLICK HERE to see what the rest of the Odd Girls did for Moooey's big introduction, and comment to win!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Sneakin' you a PEEK, and Dancin' up a storm!

woot! time to kick things off for a whole week of NEW RELEASES for Some Odd Girl! yeah, i know we showed you a ton of stuff LAST week, leading up to our challenge, and our blog hop, but today we Odd Girls are showing you our projects featuring the brand new CLEAR STAMPS, that will be released at on May 2nd! physical, fabulous stamps, with gorgeous clarity, some of our fave images, and matching sentiments, too!

you saw my card for friday's Blog Hop, right? well that's ONE of the six stamps from this first batch... today, sneak numbah TWO! check out Dancin' Mae!

and a close-up, for good measure:

i absolutely LURRRRVE the quality of these stamps! they give nice crisp, clean images, with thick lines the way i like 'em, and the sentiments are totally versatile!

i added some fabby BasicGrey Sugar Rush paper, a sticker from Sassafras, some epoxy stickers from SEI, and my trusty BasicGrey pearls, and voila!

leave comments at the Some Odd Girl challenge blog while we share sneaks all week, and YOU might get these clear stamps in your mailbox soon! :D GO GO GO, see what the rest of the Odd Girls have done with this stamp, and come back tomorrow for more!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

a play date with a Lovephant!

okay, so i couldn't resist, while i was colouring away, and had to put this little dude on another CAS card.

check out Some Odd Girl's "Lovephant"! (he WAS a freebie, but you can still get him in the store, cheap!):

i don't usually print directly onto my cardstock, but it worked okay the first time, so i thought i'd give it another go. LOVE the ribbon, which is from Imaginisce, and the stamp is one of the yummy clings from Hero Arts.

played along at the Play Date Cafe, with some delish colours i couldn't resist!

i'll be back tomorrow when our NEXT set of sneaks kicks off for the CLEAR STAMP RELEASE at Some Odd Girl! happy Easter, kids! xo

Friday, April 22, 2011

new CLEAR STAMPS at Some Odd Girl! we're HOPPIN'! win 'em all!

YAY! it's another blog hop!

this one's to celebrate the brand new STAMP RELEASE at Some Odd Girl! yep, we've done digi for a while and it's been fantastic, but now we're going PHYSICAL! hop along with us and see the stamps which have made it to clear photopolymer, and get 'em in the STORE on May 2nd! :D

if you've just happened upon my blog accidentally or as one of my followers, and you'd like to join in the hop, then off you go to the Some Odd Girl Blog and just go down the list. you should have arrived here from *ASA* (and i'll bet you were blown away, right?!)
Here is our Odd Hop list today:

Leah (you are here!)

as you hop along, you should leave a comment on each of the Odd Girls' (and guests!) blogs, as well as the main challenge blog. everyone who does will be entered to win the complete 6 stamp set from our May 2nd Release! then join us back at the Some Odd Girl challenge blog every day next week, April 25-30, for your peeks at all the new stamps, and a chance for more winning. all of our lucky winners will be announced on Release Day, May 2nd, on the Some Odd Girl Blog.

so i'm sharing with you a card using a stamp you may have already seen in digi form - the very cute Smell The Flowers Tia! isn't she adorable?! :)

from here, you're hoppin' on over to *EVA's blog*... this girl has played along with our challenges, and we absolutely LOVE her work! she loves her punches, she has a fabulous FLAIR for details, and she's a colouring fiend! she really knows how to make her cards POP! you're going to love it so much over there, you may not want to leave, so i hope you're sitting comfortably. :) so enjoy Eva's work, and enjoy our hop, and STAY ODD!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

another CHALLENGE at Some Odd Girl - hi mom!

if you've dropped by for the CARNIVAL hop, click here!

are you ready for ANOTHER post? i've been a busy bee! :D

today is another challenge at Some Odd Girl, and we are showing off the newest release of GIRLIE images (and a couple of cute babies, too!)...

for this week's challenge, show us something to do with MOMS!

could be a mother's day creation, could be something for a girlie who's expecting, or who just took the bun outta the oven! :)

i used one of my FAVES from the new release, Momma Mae - doesn't she just GLOW?! (and i love how healthy her hair looks!)

and i paired her up with the very sweet TWEET, who added the little something i was after! both images are available at!

check out what the rest of the Odd Girls have done by moseying on over to the challenge blog, and PLAY ALONG for your chance to win (maybe you'll nab one of the cutie-pies i've used on my card today!) - we're giving away a freebie or two, plus some loyalty points you can save up to EARN freebies in the store! WOOT!

you have until May 3rd to play along, so we hope you'll join us, and happy craftin', friends!

OH, and YAY, 'cuz my biffy is coming down tonight for the weekend, and i can't wait to see him! think i'll have to make him get his craft on with me, too. ;)

we're lookin' for some LAUGHS at Charisma this week!

hey there, crafty friends!
it's late late late Wednesday night, which means early Thursday morning over yonder in the UK, so it's time to hit you all up for some CHARISMA! show it to us!

this week we went for something a little different...
we Charisma Gals want to see projects depicting LAUGHTER...

i give you big madder props if you actually make me laugh! :D in fact, if i see something TRULY funny (and at least a little bit original), i'll throw your name in the ol' hat for a little random prize thingy, and i'll announce a winner when the NEXT Charisma challenge goes live. :) i'm pretty sure there will be more than one entry that makes me laugh, which is why i'm resorting to to do my dirty work for me! ;)

i inked up the sensational Murray (from Creative Expressions) and made something for our mailroom dude, Tony. he acts like he's a big grump, but i've seen that teddy bear side of him, so when i found out we'd missed his birthday YESTERDAY (Tuesday), i had to make him a card, and get him a sugar-free cake so we bank chickadees could celebrate with him TODAY (Wednesday)...
anywho, here's Murray, looking a little befuddled:

and here's why:

i know Tony appreciated his cake (and i'm sure his wife did, too, as she's always worrying about how much sugar he's eating at work!), so i hope he liked the card, too.

are you up for the challenge? play along with the Charisma Gals, and you could win something scrumptious from Pink Cat Studio OR All That Scraps, our two fabby sponsors for this round! whatcha waitin' for? get craftin'! :D you have until next WEDNESDAY evening (EST) to play along - although your best bet is to check our linky at the bottom of the post to see how much time remains, 'cuz i can NEVER keep the time zones straight! :D

Zee and Mo are hopping! JOIN US as we go to the CARNIVAL!

Clowns, cotton candy, sticky fingers, huge stuffed animals, squeals of delight and of course complaints of sore feet at the end of a long day... Where are we?


Hopefully you have just hopped on over from the blog of my awesome teamie, Annika.
If you just popped on by to say g’day and want to join us on the super carnival hop then you’ll want to START HERE!

Zoe from Make it Crafty and Mo from Mo’s Digital Pencil came together to share the delight and fun of The Carnival! To celebrate - the two fabulously talented teams have come together for a massive blog hop to offer you plenty of inspiration when playing with these images.

Along the way you will find balloons with letters in each of them. Write down the letters as you go and put them together at the end for our secret little message!

There will be THREE grand prizes randomly drawn from the correct answers PLUS there will be hidden prizes along the way so make sure you leave some love as you hop along!

For my little celebration here, I chose the brand new Unicycle and Flying Balloon Chair, and thought that our little Christmas Elves might look cute on them!

(click to enlarge for deets!)

Whatcha think? Who says we can't have CARNIVAL jesters, instead of Christmas Elves?! And don't you just love the expression on the little one's face?!

Now we know this is a super big hop, but we wanted to make sure you would get LOTS of inspiration! The hop will be open until the 28thof April, so you will have plenty of time to come back each day with a cuppa to soak it all up - two HUGE and awesome teams means a WHOLE slew of inspiring projects for you to check out! (Just don’t lose the letters you have been collecting!) (Oh, what's this I see? Some little image thingy! Wonder what I should do with it!)

And what's a hop without sponsors? I would personally like to say a HUGE thank you to the sponsors of this hop...
Mo’s Digital Pencil, Make it Crafty, Stamping Bella and Quixotic Paperie , who have given us some AMAZING prizes for some very lucky winners!

Additionally, check this out!

Grab her now! She's available for just $1 from now
until April 28th,
while we are hopping along! Click the image to go to Mo's store!

SOOOOO, be sure to leave a comment on this post, and at each stop of the hop, for a chance to win some HOT hidden treasure! Enjoy the eye candy, the carnival snackies, and the entertainment along the way, and now off you go to visit the fantabulatious Beccy! Tell her I said hello! ;)

(p.s. -
In case you have trouble seeing my balloon – my letter is “a”! now could i have made that ANY easier for you, seriously?!)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Some Odd GIRLS are LIVE in the store!

RIGHT-O! it's new release day, ANNNNND winnah day!

we have a handful of fabby new images available in the store, to go with our

that's today! they're available NOW! you saw the cards i showed you last week with all the sneaks? well NOW you can get 'em, fresh off the, um, press? :) GET 'EM HERE!

and a big, giant thank you to all the friends who followed along last week and left comments for me, the rest of the Odd Girls, and on the Some Odd Girl challenge blog, where we gave you the whole rundown... the WINNERS of each image have been announced, so CLICK HERE to take you to the post, and maybe you're one of the lucky winners! :D

there's also some talk about something bunnies do (now get your minds OUT of the gutter, people!), and you'll find the preliminary deets HERE... come back and visit me on Friday!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

it's time.... share your thoughts, friends!

it's definitely time to get me a good craftin' photographin' lamp. suggestions? i'm thrifty, so cheaper is better - not to mention we're TOTALLY cramped for space.

and YAY for income tax refund! BIG ONE! sooooo pleased. so pleased, in fact, that i spent a teeny bit of money at - they have a ton of hot clearance stuff, a fabby 20% off code (APRIL20), the new Echo Park 6x6 pads, TONS of colours of baker's twine, the new SUPER-YUMMY BasicGrey "Hello Luscious", and awesome shipping and service. yay for new stuff!

i also ordered a couple of new things from the lovely DIANA's Etsy store - she has new doily blooms and multi-media button flowers, and they're DELISH! the girl is crafty! :D

i didn't, however, get my netbook yet. although i do have my eye on a cute little Toshiba, so i'm visiting NewEgg and Amazon to see when the price comes down. oh, and it's ORANGE. kinda got my name all over it. hee hee.

passed my Principles of Banking midterm exam yesterday - woot!

now i'm going accessory shopping, 'cuz i need a springy purse, and maybe some fun necklaces for work. getting tired of the classic black stuff, and need to brighten things up a bit. hellooooooooo, Charming Charlie!

hear ye, hear ye!


look what's coming!

Friday, April 15, 2011

THIS WEEK'S FINAL SNEAKS! Some Odd Girl's new release!

GOOD MORNING! the sun is shining, it's a GORGEOUS day out there, and we're winding things down today at the Some Odd Girl blog with TWO final sneaks from our new release. all of the images we've shown you this week will be available at on TUESDAY, April 19th, so your wait is almost over!

that said, today's sneaks are gonna melt your crafty little hearts - i saw this little miss and i think i "squeeeeed" out loud! can't wait to hear what you all think of her! let's give a big bloggy welcome to...


i couldn't help but give her little kitty friend some ORANGE! :)
here she is up close, so you can see the absolute GLEE on her face!

(i wish the lighting in here made white look like WHITE)

and i took some plain ol' chipboard letters, coloured 'em up with a black sharpie, and added some mini matte pseudo-bling - i say pseudo because they're not shiny at all, just colourful.

and we have another Tiny Tia to show you today, so be sure to mosey on over to the blog - it's gonna be one heck of a girlie release, and we hope you love these little cutie pies as much as we do!

CLICK HERE to see the other Odd Girls' projects, and leave a comment on today's post at the Some Odd Girl blog for your chance to win one of today's images! annnnnd, if you haven't already done it, comment on the rest of the sneak posts back to Monday and you might win any of those, too!

happy Friday, folks! i'm taking my mid-term exam for my Principles of Banking course this afternoon, so i'm a little nervous, but i'm looking forward to some SERIOUS crafty time tonight and tomorrow! hope you all have a fantabulatious weekend! xo

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Another SNEAK PEEK from Some Odd Girl!

helloooooo, BABY!

yeah, it was definitely time for my Holmes-Kristy-Dollie to create this little cutie-pie for the shop. we Odd Girls are just eating up all the new images, and YOU will be able to buy them all on TUESDAY, April 19th at! OOH, but there are NINE brand new images, and we will also have NINE lucky winners - each of these digis will be going to a new home, and we'll announce the winners on Tuesday as well, when the release goes LIVE!

there are two brand new BABIES! i call them the Tiniests, 'cuz we already have the Tinies, Tia and Tobie.

well here's the newest addition to the Some Odd Girl family...
Tiny Baby!

how CUTE is this wee bun?! seriously!

but you MUST go to the Some Odd Girl blog to see what the other Odd Girls have done with this new image, PLUS the second of today's sneaks! leave us a comment on the Some Odd Girl blog, and you might be lucky enough to WIN one of the new images! :)

happy thursday, everybody! we have ONE more day of Sneaks, so come back tomorrow to see what we Odd Girls are up to! xo

Charisma has a hot COLOUR challenge for you!

okay gang, it's Thursday (which means we're almost through the week!), and it's
i love Thursdays!

Denise is hosting her first Charisma challenge this week, and she gave us a FABBY little colour combo - i'm quite sure you're going to love it as much as we Charisma Gals did!

we want to see.....

any kind of crafty project, any shades of these colours!

here's what i did to celebrate:

(i was VERY excited to use my newest Nestie, and the fabby Texture Fade embossing folder - LOVE the brick wall effect!)

we're sponsored this week by the ever-so-fantastical Make it Crafty (LUFF!) - Zoe (lovingly known as ZEE to me) is giving one winner THREE digi stamps from her shop (and lemme tell ya, if i hadn't printed this image so BIG, i'd have found a way to squeeeeeeze a Make it Crafty image onto my card!). LOADS of gorgeous images to choose from - landscapes, houses, interior scenes and objects that will coordinate beautifully with many of your other stamps! (i often mix 'em with Some Odd Girl images, and i think it's a match made in heaven!)

wanna play? join us by CLICKING HERE, and you have until next WEDNESDAY evening to play along for your chance to win! celebrate Thursday, folks, and the fact that we're one step closer to the weekend! xo

also decided that i wanted to play along at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - they want to see Girls and Swirls (CHECK!)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Some Odd Girl's next SNEAKS!

woot! hump day, and i'm GLAD, because i have some ME time for the rest of the week. know what i'm gonna be doing during that ME time? craftin', natch! and maybe a bit of shopping - i'm determined to find my netbook this week, and mama needs a new pair of shoes!

speaking of mama...

today is a little mini-dedication to moms everywhere - whether you're the mom, or you love yours like crazy, or you have a friend who's gonna BE a mom... Some Odd Girl has two new Sneak Peeks to share for our exciting week leading up to the April 19th release (that's next TUESDAY - less than one week away!).

meet the glowing Momma Mae!
(click for maximum glow factor!)

doesn't she look like the proudest little chickadee?!
here she is, up close and personal:

as always, Momma Mae is coloured with my Prismacolor Pencils <3 and i used up some old DCWV stuff and dollar store blingy stickers for this card. and that hot pleated ivory trim? Maya Road. love it! Martha's punch and teeny tiny Recollections bling, and VOILA! cute little doo-dah for a happy mama to be. :D

now it's time for you to go visit the Some Odd Girl blog to see more of Momma Mae, and ANOTHER fabby little sneak - we have two today, and we're giving away one of each digi to a couple of lucky commenters! if you're JUST seeing these sneaks, go back a couple of days, 'cuz we've got FIVE days of 'em, so that means FIVE days of winners!

decided to have a little fun with the peeps at
Digital Tuesday Challenge Blog - their theme is "Little Women" and maybe, just maaaaybe, there's a little miss ready to be birthed in there! or maybe our little Momma Mae is just the perfect little woman for this card! :)

have a fabby ol' day, folks! see you tomorrow for ANOTHER sneak, and a new Charisma Challenge! :D

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Sneak Peek - day 2 at Some Odd Girl

okay gang, it's time for something UBER-girlie! got weddings, bridal showers, or fancy chick parties coming up? we've got a couple of fabulously girlie Sneak Peeks today, so hop on over to the Some Odd Girl blog to see two more brand new images!

Bride Mae and Bride Kaylee will be released next TUESDAY, April 19th, but if you comment on today's post at the Some Odd Girl blog, you might take one of them home with you! all our winners will be announced next Tuesday when our new release goes LIVE to the store!

run, run, run!

Monday, April 11, 2011

it's time for a Some Odd Girl SNEAK!

okay folks, there's a new release coming out next Tuesday, and OH EM GEE! they're SO stinkin' cute, and if you like Some Odd Girl images already, you're gonna eat these up!

so today, and through to Friday, we Odd Girls are going to show you some projects using ALL of the new release images, and get you all geared up to nab 'em on the 19th! ANNNNND, for each day of sneaks, if you leave comments on the Some Odd Girl BLOG, you might be the lucky winner who gets the new image for FREE! yep, just leave a comment on each of the posts there this week, and on Monday, Kristy will announce our winnahz. :)

i bring you the absolute PINNACLE of cute!
it is my great pleasure to introduce you to.... TINY BUBBLES TIA!

(i can hear you all going "AWWWWW!")

here she is up close and personal:

so the question is... HOW on earth are you going to make it through the next EIGHT DAYS without having this little sweetie in your collection? it's gonna be rough, i know, but i'm here for you.

click on over to the Some Odd Girl BLOG now, ogle the projects from the rest of the fabulous Odd Girls, and leave your comment to win Tiny Tia Bubbles!

playing with the gang at Paper Sundaes, who want to see something depicting Childhood Memories - well a birthday party wasn't a birthday party in my Gram's back yard without BUBBLES!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

do you know what TOMORROW IS?!


i'm not telling. but you're gonna wanna visit me here, and maybe even stroll on over to the Some Odd Girl blog to find out. :)

9:00 am EST. SHARP.

just sayin'. (see you then!)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

show us your SKIES at Make it Colourful!

woooo! another challenge day, and i'm LOVING sharing all these things with you lately!

so today, we have a fabulously fun colouring challenge at Make it Colourful... PERFECT opportunity for you to bust out your scalloped nesties or die cuts and use 'em for fluffy clouds!

we want to see your SKY COLOURING techniques! trust me when i say this does NOT have to be a difficult challenge! my sky is much more subtle (and not NEARLY as pretty!) as my fellow Colour Addicts', but i had fun nonetheless!

i used the Make it Crafty "Whimsical Log" digi (one of my absolute faves!) and combined it with Sweet November's "Chanter Heartsong" (hi Amy!)...

i LOVE colouring this little sweetie!

here's a close-up on the sky, and how NOT frightening this challenge is:

there's a brand new collection available at Make it Crafty - have you SEEN them?! absolutely gorgeous! and our lucky winner for this challenge will win these stunning images:

play along with the funtastical Colour Addicts by CLICKING HERE (and ogle the work from my teamies - seriously STUNNING!), and you have until next SATURDAY April 16th at midday Australian Brisbane time (i'm no good at the math, but i think that's sometime around 10 pm next Friday night EST).

i'm playing along at 365 cards for their Day 39 challenge - it was PERFECT for determining which image i wanted to use with my scene! Pam wants you to use the sponsor's name as inspiration... and the sponsor? HEARTSONG Designs! the fact that Amy's stamp is named Chanter Heartsong made it one of those awesome lightbulb moments. :)

and i'm joining in the fun at Simon Says Stamp - they have a spring colours/easter challenge (and these are some of the colours i'm FINALLY starting to see out front!)

happy happy saturday to all of you! i hope you're enjoying some sunshine - it's a gorgeous, bright and happy day in south jersey, and i'm taking advantage of the good lighting to work on some fun stuff that you'll see next week! :D

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Some Odd Girl is taking a bit of a turn....

no, don't worry! nothing is WRONG, and nothing is truly CHANGING, but we ARE looking forward to some new images, and a big release of real, physical, clear stamps in the shop! oh, and there's a little fun something-or-other up our little sleevies, but you'll have to wait for that...

today, however, we're doing things a little differently - our challenge is slightly out of the ordinary (at least for us Odd Girls!).

we want to see CLEAN AND SIMPLE projects!

this one's gotta have a SOME ODD GIRL image in it somewhere, so if you don't already have a SOGgy, CLICK HERE to see what's in the store! :)

here's my clean and simple card - very different for me,
but i think he turned out cute!

i used a relatively new image (who was a FREEBIE for a short time), "Lovephant"! you can get him by CLICKING HERE! this was my first time printing DIRECTLY onto my cardstock, and it took some figuring (he was going to be a horizontal card, but that didn't quite pan out), but i think i've got it now. :)

our Odd Girls have done some seriously great things with this challenge (and a couple of them DEFINITELY stepped outside their comfort zones), so check out the challenge HERE, and play along with us! winner will get some free SOGgies of their choice, and our faves will get some LOYALTY POINTS to be applied toward free images! you have two weeks to play along, so HAVE FUN! :D

i've decided to play along at:
The Res-Q-Challenge - they want you to use your Corner Rounder punch (and i love mine, from Creative Memories!)
and the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - their theme this week is Animals/Pets.

annnnnd i'm off! i hope you're all able to do something crafty and fun today - i'm looking forward to some colouring tonight. :D

wedding bells and things at CHARISMA this week!


this week's Charisma challenge is sponsored by the fabulous
SIMON SAYS STAMP (they're giving away a $20 spending spree to one lucky winner)
and by MELJENS DESIGNS (4 digis from the shop for our second winner)...

some awesome prizes, so you'll wanna get in on this action!

our theme this week?

perfect timing, as we're definitely coming up on wedding season, and you'll want to have some cards ready for the occasions!

here's what i made for a friend's wedding this June:

and more flowers in that cluster than i've used in a LONG time!

(are green flowers weird?)

CLICK HERE to see what the rest of the fabulous Charisma Gals have done for this challenge - we aim to INSPIRE YOU (and there are some LOVELY creations this week - not just cards!), and we hope you'll play along! you have until next WEDNESDAY to join us for your chance to win, and if you're heading over there, please note that we have LOADS of entries each week, and comment verification is the pits when we have hundreds of comments to leave. *hint, hint* :)

i'm playing along at The Crafty Pad (their challenge is FLOWERS)
and Creative Inspirations is looking for Punches and Dies (the leaves, circle and edges)
and i used the sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday - just replaced the big square with a circle

long week here - i've worked some overtime (and only had sunday off as our company's open house was saturday and i worked that), and i've had a migraine because of the weather, but we're almost at the weekend again and i can't wait! have a fantastic thursday, folks! xo

Sunday, April 3, 2011

happy birds and skipping stones!

okay... visited the lovely Jingle's blog, saw her fabby card, saw the sketch, HAD to play. just bought this ADORABLE little stamp set and it was perfect. the flower accent, however, was a happy little surprise.

so here's the card i made:

(aren't they TWEET?!)

and check the flower:

i used one of the yummy Petaloo CANDIES from the Make it Crafty store, pulled the gem from the middle and replaced it with a Prima Pebble, and stuck some twine between the two.

here's the sketch, from Skipping Stones Designs:

lots of stuff to do today, finished my homework, am colouring like a fiend, and hoping to get lots of DT stuff out of the way so i'm on TOP of things this week! hope you've all had a WONDERFUL weekend!