Monday, October 29, 2012

Flag Wavin' Mae

This is my entry for the Some Odd Girl Blog October Sketch Challenge. Can you tell I love Some Odd Girl Stamps? I didn't have any of them until recently, but now that I've got 'em I am all about their challenges!

I totally CASEd this card. I really loved the look. Oh yeah, the doily is from Bird's Cards - I love her freebies! I have been waiting for a chance to use this one. The banner is a Silhouette shape that came with Studio, I think.

I'm also entering this into the Oozak Blog Die-Cut Challenge. Digital die-cuts count too, right?

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Happy World Cardmaking Day!

I love these fairies from Some Odd Girl! I was lucky enough to win them from their blog and I couldn't be happier. They are super fun to color up. I used Copics and Bic Mark-its, as usual. The sentiment is from When the Scrap Hits the Fun, I think(?).  I made this card for my friend, Mara. She collects all things fairy.

I am entering this into a few challenges and giveaways for World Cardmaking Day. Hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Some Odd Girl Facebook Page
Paper Issues Facebook Page
Crafty Boots Challenges

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Lazy Day Kaylee Gatefold Card

 Some Odd Girl had an awesome Facebook Fun Day yesterday - there were tutorials, flash sale coupon codes, and even a freebie! If you weren't there, don't miss the next one! Anyways, they had two challenges, using fabric and making a gatefold card, so I rolled both into one! I am all about killing two birds with one stone.

It was the first time I tried making a gatefold card - I don't have any thin dies so I had to use my Fiskars ShapeXpress to cut the window. I didn't trust it to do multiple layers at once so I kept the card pretty simple, without additional papers, etc. I was able to just barely fit an embossing folder between the folds to get the Happy Birthday Embossing on the front.

I also tried paper piecing for the first time and I really like how the dress turned out. This card was given at a friend's birthday party last night, so I didn't have time for extra embellishments or to try printing on the fabric like Annette's tutorial suggested. I was at least going to stamp a sentiment on the fabric, but in the end found there wasn't room. So it's CAS (Clean And Simple) again today for me. :) Hope you like it!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Christmas in September?

I have no idea why I'm making Christmas cards in September - I have no plans to give out any handmade ones... But, this challenge tempted me. Doing a clean-and-simple, one-layered card was pretty fun and definitely out of the ordinary for me.

The dove stamp is an old Stampin' Up one. I made a mask of the wing to keep the images from overlapping. Ribbon was packaging scrap ( I virtually never buy ribbon) and I have no idea where I got the sentiment. I used Copic markers C-1 and C-3 to color the dove and left it kinda streaky to mimic feathers.

This card is being entered into the Some Odd Girl/Marker Pop Holiday Hop Challenge.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Birthday Tree

What's a Birthday Tree? I want one! :-)

This card is for the Some Odd Girl September Sketch Challenge. The tree is from Some Odd Girl and the papers are My Mind's Eye Fine and Dandy (Boy). The Happy Birthday stamp is an old one from Stampin' Up.

Thursday, June 28, 2012


Well, it seems my fears were founded when I started this blog. I knew I'd have trouble keeping it up. So, hi again! I've actually been taking plenty of pictures, mostly of cards I've made, that I will make sure and share with you.

I've also received a Silhouette Cameo since I blogged last! It has completely transformed my paper crafting as I didn't have a single die-cutting apparatus before! I will show you some of the fun things I've done with it. For today, here is a card I made using my new favorite digi, Guitar Kody from Some Odd Girl (the first I actually purchased! I know, I know.)  :)

I'm entering this in their monthly color challenge. Yep, deadline's today. :) Well, I"m gonna keep this short as I have a lot to do today! Keep your fingers crossed that I'll be back soon! (LOL) ;)