Wednesday, May 29, 2013

May Sketch Entry

Once again I'm skirting the deadline! The May Some Odd Girl Sketch Challenge ( ends tonight, and this is my entry. It's a graduation card - black and orange are the school colors. I made the tassel myself using what I remember from a tutorial I read a while back - I think it was on Paper Craft Planet but don't quote me on that. I also used a Jelly Roll Glaze pen to add some accents - once I get started with that pen I can never stop! It really gave the card that extra "something" this time.

Paper: Unknown
Punches: Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Ribbon Loop
Dies: Lifestyle Crafts Pinking Circles, Stampin' Up Apothecary Accents and Labels Collection Framelits
Stamps: Some Odd Girl Make A Statement, Stampin' Up Smile Accessories (retired)

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Say "Hi!" to Ollie!

So I bought a new (to me) Some Odd Girl stamp. I had been eyeing the Ollies for a while, and then my seven-year-old gave me the perfect excuse. She saw me watching one of Kristy's coloring videos and it blew her mind that Kristy is the one that draws all the SOG stamps (I've let her color others before, and she's seen the cards I've made for other people). She is quite the budding little artist. So I showed her the online store. She liked a bunch of them, but when she saw Ollie Glee she said, "Aww, he's so CUTE! He costs three dollars? I have three dollars!" She wanted to spend all the money she had been saving on him. Isn't that adorable?

Her birthday was a week later and I just couldn't imagine making her card with anyone else. So, I bought him and printed up some extras that I slipped inside her birthday card for her to color. She was very excited. Rewardingly so. Later she mentioned that she didn't think I had ever made her a card with a SOG stamp on it. Which is true. (Truth be told, we bought her card last year.) I didn't realize it would mean so much to her! I'm kinda excited to have someone who appreciates my papercrafting so much. I guess I have a new little SOGgy on my hands!

This is for Some Odd Girl's April Sketch Challenge.

Images: Some Odd Girl, Create with TLC
Papers and ribbon: Stampin' Up Pool Party, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango (small strip of orange paper is some random brand)
Die: Stampin' Up Apothecary Accents Framelits
Embossing Folder: Lifestyle Crafts

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Super Heroine

Here's a little number I whipped up a while ago - I was going for a kind of comic book feel, hence the word bubble sentiment and the black line border around the image (which I did with a straightedge and black marker). I forgot to snap a pic of the inside, but it said "Hope it was SUPER!"

I'm entering this in this month's Oozak Challenge, "Anything Goes with Your Favorite Colors." I love anything aquamarine, teal, turquoise, etc. If it's bright and it's got blue and some green in it, I'll love it! :) Purple, in general, comes in somewhere second to that color range.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

New Stamps!

I got a bunch of new crafty stuff with Christmas money! Yay! Chief among it was my first Some Odd Girl clear stamps, Make a Statement and Birthday Mae. I also got a Cuttlebug from my mom, so of course I had to order some nesties! I especially can't wait to play with the Lifestyle Crafts Pinking Circles and Hexagons!

Here is a card I created for my sister with Birthday Mae. I used the same layout as the Sketch Challenge from a couple of months ago. When I cut it out with my Cameo originally, I cut snd assembled two because I liked the layout so much. Easy card! It is birthday month around here, so I will be sharing more cards shortly, I hope...

I am entering this in the Oozak Anything Goes with Pink and Bling challenge and the Paper Issues Fawning Over You Cute challenge.