Thursday, February 24, 2011

Handmade Elements Challenge

Congrats to all our winners from the first SOG Only Three Hearts Challenge! You can see them HERE :)

Today's challenge is open to all but if you use a Some Odd Girl Digi on your entry you get TWO entries into the drawing! What better incentive could you have? And with our Retirement Sale going on there's no better time to get one to play with (sale runs thru Feb 26th). Our challenge for today is to make at least 1 hand/homemade element/embellishment and use it on your project. You could make your own flowers or cut hearts or whatever you'd like! It just needs to be handmade. Our Odd Girls dove right in to this challenge...

Our fabulous Guest Odd Girl Stacey used Angel Kaylee and made a cute handmade flower

Kellie used cutie Valentine Tobie for a card to steal your heart with a handmade tag

Leah used Star Bright Tia (January's Freebie!) with more of that kraft love with a handmade flower to boot!

Kristy used Mooey and made a handmade sun and grass for him to lounge in :)

Asa used Guitar Kody and made some fabulous cardboard stars!

Robin used Flower Girl Mae (March 1st release!) and made gorgeous felt rolled flowers

Zarah used Hula Kaylee and made such sweet ribbon flowers!

Sarah R used Love Letter Kaylee and made a gorgeous bling/heart element

Caz used Bed Time Mae (a past freebie) and made a simply stunning medallion flower

Sarah M used Baker Kaylee and used an awesome crocheted flower!

Carlie used Roller Mae (March 1st release!) and made that fabulous flower!

There's all sorts of things you can do! This challenge will be run thru March 8th, when the linky closes the challenge is over :) Creations must be new (no backdating) and linked to our blog so others can play too. You are going to be playing for two images of your choice from our shop!  And with our next release dropping on March 1st there's no better time to get a couple freebies. You can see some sneaks this week on my blog if you need a little motivation ;) 

Play along!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

3 Hearts Challenge winner!

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our first Some Odd Girl Only Challenge! It was great seeing so many playing along :) Tomorrow's challenge is going to be open to all so get ready! So the winner of the $25 gift certificate to, as drawn by, is

Nat worked hard for the win I think ;) This was a cute card too! Nat, email me and we can get your gc set up :)

Next we've got two great favs to share! The first has a fun color combo that you might not expect paired up with the image, but it looks fabu! And it comes from Tracey...

our next fav has a yummy card that I'm sure you'll love from the recipe card base all the way up to the details and uncolored image. Thanks Laurel!

So very cute! Favs, please email me at to get your fav blinkie and let me know your user name so I can add on your 4 SOG Points for being the Fav :)

Thanks to everyone who played!!! Like I mentioned earlier, our next challenge is open to all, though we definitely encourage a Some Odd Girl digi so you can get those 2 entries! Join us back here tomorrow and see what's up our sleeve. Also don't forget our Retirement Sale goes thru the end of the week, get those images before they're gone!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Project Feature with Stacey Brady

Welcome to a new week Oddies! I hope you had a productive crafty weekend filled with fun! A couple heads up, our first SOG Only Challenge ends tomorrow night so don't waste time and get your entry in! Also our Retirement Sale that's going on now will only go thru the end of the week so if you want some of those images, at 50% off mind you, get them before they are gone FOREVER :)

Today I've got for you a fun project feature from our February Guest Odd Girl Stacey Brady. She has made an awesome Food Journal using Baker Kaylee and an A5 sized folder. Here's how Stacey describes it:

I decorated a little A5 folder to use as a food journal. I'm always watching what I eat (and often failing!) and so thought it might be nice to have a special place to scribble my food related notes.

What an awesome idea! Who "likes" going on a diet and watching what you eat? If you have to Stacey's right, MAKE IT FUN! You're going to be much more likely to reach for a folder that is as cute as this, with all the cupcakes on the spine and front and the fun happy colors than you would be if it were drab (like that salad with no dressing we've all had, am I right?) Now I know you're thinkin to yourself, what other things can I perk up with a  lil make over? Sky's the limit! Reach for it! Just make the things you surround yourself as happy as you want to be, like Stacey :)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Some Odd Spotting!

Here we are, a whole week come and gone already :) Hoping around the internet I remembered a blog that I had spotted a couple weeks ago that had the most lovely tags EVAH and just had to share them with you! They are by Karen and boy is she talented! She does such an awesome job mixing and matching tons of bright fun colors and designs and having them all come seamlessly together.

used Tiny Tia Bow

used Super Tobie

used Bu'Fly Tia

These are 3 of my favs from her post but there are MORE, you've gotta check her out! Don't these just inspire you to make some of your own? 

Want us to "Spot" you? send us a link to your blog post that features one of our stamps to and you might be seen right here!

Have a great weekend Oddies and don't forget to get in on our first Some Odd Girl Only challenge!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A new feature

We love our Odd Girls and I know you do too! So a new feature that we are kicking off today is to have the Girls answer some fun questions so you can get to know them a bit better :) We will have a new one every couple few weeks.

Today's first victim...... er... I mean feature is Kellie Winnell!

(You can see my questions in blue and Kellie's responses in black)

Kellie, we want to see your first PHOTOGRAPHED card! We've all got that first! Share!

What's changed the most since you began crafting?
The thing that has changed the most since crafting is my style and love of craft! When I first started I was a scrapbook ONLY person. Cards to me where a waste of time and I would be so disappointed if I went to a scrapbooking day and find out they decided to do a card making class! Then in about October 2008 I joined Stampin' Up! YEAH I know odd hey! I made my first cards in December 2008 and my obsession started. So the first thing that changed was the way in which I saw cardmaking and have not scrapbooked for YEARS! Since then my style I like to think has grown and changed. And I am forever looking for new and fun things to make and do.

What drew you to Some Odd Girl?
What drew me to Some Odd Girl was the gorgeous images, I came across them while blog hopping one night and fell in love, they are so adorable and I went through the blog and got blown away by all the DT amazing creations and cards! I have been buying them ever since! And time has never been on my side to then actually put them all to use! But you will be seeing a lot more of my Odd Girl creations from now on!

Any cardmaking idols?
I don't have just one card making idol, everyone I follow I get inspiration from each and everyday! I always take a little something from every card I see. There are so many talented people out there and I am finding new people to follow along with every time I blog surf. I would like to add that Stephanne and Emma have been my inspiration for my love of everything shabby chic or the vintage style I do attempt. Their work and the way they can make everything vintage is what I love.

crafty goals for 2011?
Crafting goals for 2011, ok you asked *goes and grabs the list the size of a toilet roll, hehe* just kidding! My one main one is to stay on top of things! I will get for example DT images and instead of making something with them sooner I am rushing last minute! So far I am doing really well with this and am actually quite proud *touchwood.* Another is to try and visit blogs more, I have a habit of falling behind and then not at all! Another is to just be plain ol organised in every crafting way possible!

Personal craft do's and don'ts? what you rawk and what is not so hawt for you.
When I am cutting an image out, I personally can not leave the white in between the legs. I have done this a few times with making the card first and then colouring and forget and stick it down. While I have done this by accident and make note on my blog when I do and people commented they do it all the time, I don't notice, I just notice how amazing their cards look, but then on my own I always notice and kick myself about it!

what current paper trends do you HATE/LOVE?
I am loving something I have started recently with Graphic 45 paper mostly or Tim Holtz and that is cutting things out and popping some, here, there and everywhere and it gives the effect of all piled on together and I love it! You will see this in my cards and then think OH I know what she meant now, I just thought she was ODD, lol!

Our thanks to Kellie for being such a good sport. It's tough being first! Not to mention the Odd Girls don't know each other's answers beforehand. So they're learning things about one another, too, and NO copying! lol If you have any other questions for Kellie, you can ask here or on her blog :) 

AND if you want to show us your first photographed card ever link it up in the comments! Everyone who does will be entered into a random drawing for a free digi of their choice! Be brave and share!

Don't forget to join in our first SOG Only Challenge for the chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to our AWESOME sponsor at! Rusty is being so great to us! 3 hearts, an SOG digi and you are IN!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Cupcake Toppers DIY/Tutorial

HUGS AND KISSES on the day of love and romance Oddies! Today is the day of the year where we shower all those in our lives with love! I usually give my kids a lil treat and we have a nice dinner, if I'm lucky *very lucky* the hubs and I will get to go out and have a lil time together too. For the kiddos treat this year I'm makin cupcakes! Who doesn't like cupcakes? Seriously! If you don't like these miniature clouds of deliciousness then this DIY/Tut may not be for you lol but I don't think we'll find anyone like that ;) 

SO, I wanted to make some cupcakes and "purty them up" a bit. What to do..... well doilies are also all the rage now, I see them everywhere! And lo, I had some too! A project is born! I am going to make cutie cupcake toppers with doilies. One little note, I had 4 inchers on hand but I wanted like half that size, our local store didn't have them (do they exist in a 2 inch size? inquiring minds want to know!) so I went with what's on hand. Just goes to show you can rawk your stash!

So to start out here's what we will be making today

YUM! Now I want to eat them.... get it together... ok... first off gather your supplies:

-4" Wilton Doilies (number depends on how many you are making, the layers can be peeled apart to make more from the pack)
-A stick to support your creation, I used candy making sticks but if you have sturdy tooth picks that would probably work too
-Scalloped circle punch 1 7/8" (got mine at Hobby Lobby)
- 2 5/16" Circle punch (Hobby Lobby again)
-1" circle punch
-Adhesive (using my ATG)
-3 Colors of Coordinating Pattern Paper (mine are from Sassafras Paper Crush) and 1 card stock
-Love Sentiment from Some Odd Girl
-Rhinestone Bling (number depending on how many you make but I used 4 per topper)
-Paper cutter
-Exacto knife (using my fiskars finger kinfe)
-Hole punch
-Pearl Gimmer Mist (optional but who doesn't love more bling!)

Got'em? Good! First you'll want to grab your stick support, doilies and knife.

You can peel the layers of the doilies apart to stretch your supplies a bit, which is what I did, it also makes it easier to fold. Fold your doilie in half, lining up the pattern, unfold and punch a hole in the center. Take your adhesive and give it a nice line around the inside solid circle of the doily. Take your candy stick and cut it into thirds with your exacto knife (you might have to adjust your length depending on the size of your cupcakes but the frosting will help hold it in place). If you are using the candy sticks you can score around it and then snap it like a twig. Push the candy stick thru the hole in the doily, mine was a snug fit, and fold the doily back up and over the stick covering it. Do that for as many as you are making.

Next, take your pattern papers and punch out 2 scalloped circles and 1 2 5/16" circle and 2 1" circles per topper. Cut the large circles in half. For the small toppers punch out 1 scalloped circle and 2 1" circles per topper.

While you are punching away, print out the Love Sentiment on your cardstock so it is 1 1/4" wide, almost 1" tall. You will need 2 per large topper. If you are making the small toppers print two for each as well. Cut them out and set them aside. Next you are going to assemble all your pieces.

Make sure your scallops line up on both sides

Next you want to adhere your Rhinestones, making the sides match, and spray with glimmer mist.

Let them dry while you make the most yummy of confections, give them some libral sprinkles (sprinkles are edible glitter! Who doesn't love em?) After you have your goodies, baked iced and ready hold the stick support of your toppers and gently push them in and you're done!

Its pretty and yummy! Going that lil extra step will really show those special people that you care! If you make some of your own, please share them with us at and we could feature YOU on our blog! Thanks!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Last Chance for Valentine's Craftin!

Tomorrow is Valentines day! Have you made your sweetie that card that will GUSH your thoughts of love to them? Its not hard! It doesn't need to be :) Asa has created a super simple and super lovely card that gets the message across quite quickly!

Asa used Sweet Kody

The color scheme is lovely and the bright red brings your eye right to Kody, which will show your man that HEY, a girl could use some candy and flowers from a handsome man! :) Its still early, you still have plenty of time before tomorrow to make a sweet card like this. 

Making one? Show us! Link in the comments, we'd love to see!

As you might have seen from yesterdays post Digi Day is still going on. There's still plenty of time to pop on over to our SNR group and hit up our two fun challenges and *sale* 7pm tonight is the cut off for those. And if that's not enough, we've kicked off our first SOG only challenge with a super prize! Check it out!

Much love Oddies! Spread the love and blow the kisses to everyone you meet tomorrow!

Saturday, February 12, 2011


Digi Day is going on RIGHT NOW in our new SNR Group! Leah is running a fun Scavanger Hunt and there are two challenges to join in and maybe a *sale*. You'll have to pop on over to see! See ya there!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Digi Day's Early Bird Challenge!

We are kicking off Digi Day for the month with an early bird challenge already going on in our new SNR group. The card universe is moving to SNRs new groups section so make the switch! Card Universe is closing down on the 15th.

Zarah is hosting our Early Bird challenge this go around. Check out her amazing samples then get over and in!


Anyone from our PCP and SNR groups can hop over and play! Anyone can be a group member so I can't wait to see ya there! We'll have another challenge and a couple games to play tomorrow too :)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Hearts, hearts, hearts!

Congrats to the winners from our Scallops challenge! So fun seeing so many playing along with us! This challenge is going to be a fun one and our first Some Odd Girl Only Challenge (first challenge of the month is SOG only). That means you MUST use one of our digis on your creation to be eligible to play. Trust me though, you'll want to play! I've got a special prize for our first SOG Only Challenge. Rusty from has ever so generously offered a
$25 gift certificate to the winner!

Copics anyone? Well Rusty has a ton of other things too that crafters are totally going to love so definitely take a look around! AND if you order before 3:30pm EST he ships your order SAME DAY! It gets to you super fast. If I order on Monday, I'm playin with my new goods on Wednesday, see? FAST.

Today we'd also like to welcome our February Guest Odd Girl to her first appearance. Please give a big HELLO to...

Stacey Brady February Guest Odd Girl

"I am a twenty-something crafter from the UK and live happily with my wonderful boyfriend and our lovely fishes. I started crafting at the start of 2008 when I was recovering from an operation and haven't looked back since. I love playing with pretty paper and funky stamps and am totally hooked on colouring with my beloved Copic markers."

We're excited to have Stacey with us this month! She's joining us for our Some Odd Girl Only Challenge of 3 Hearts! You have to have at least 3 hearts on your project and a SOG stamp to qualify :) It doesn't have to be Valentine's themed but it sure gives you an excuse to knock that card out! Here's how the girls did the task:

Our Guest Odd Girl Stacey used Love Letter Kaylee on a bright Smiley creation!

Kellie used Deer Mae for this dreamy bookmark:

Asa used Love Letter Kaylee to make her feelings clear:

Leah used the original Tiny Tia on her first clear card:

Kristy used Nana Luv Ollie for a cute critter card

Caz used Love Letter Kaylee for this lovey card

Sarah M used Tobie and Buddie for a cute boy themed card with plenty of love!

Sarah R used Kiss a Prince Tia for a fairy tale ending!

Carlie used Smell the Flowers Tia on a lovely spring card

Robin used Love Letter Kaylee with lots of love and glitter 
(which are totally connected in my brain anyway ;) )

Jacquie used Love Letter Kaylee on a lush CAS creation!

Zarah used Mail Day Tia for a card to write home about!

So many ways you can use the hearts! Let's see you rawk this challenge! Remember, this is a Some Odd Girl Only Challenge so you MUST use one of our digis to qualify. You have until the end of the day February 22 to get your creation linked up! When the linky closes, so does the challenge :) Don't forget too that all entries for this challenge must be new for the challenge and you must link back here so others can play along. We do check :)  I can't wait to see your fabby creations so go forth and craft!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Scallops Galore Winner and Fav!

WOW! I can't believe I'm about to say we had 80 entries in for our last challenge! Such talent and skill! Everyone did an amazing job! I'm super happy that gets to choose our winner and now me! Remember, using a Some Odd Girl digi in your entry gets you two :) So our of 80 eligible entries chose number 79!

Congrats Denise! You have won 2 digis of your choice! Email me at with your picks!

I also have two favs who have won 4 SOG points each! What are SOG Points? Check it out. Our first fav colored her image in an Odd way and we LOVED IT!

Naty used paper piecing to color in her entire image! Hair, skin and all! I love the look it gave her. Now that is some dedication to your card and craft :) Our second fav had some gorgeous coloring too!

Armed with ProMarkers, Vixykins totally brought her image to life. Check out that hair! Wow! Favs, please email me with your user name on our site so I can add your points and get you your fav blinkies! 

Thanks for playing everyone! I hope to see you all back here bright and early tomorrow for our first blog Some Odd Girl Digi only challenge. Its got a purty awesome prize so you won't want to miss it!