Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Some Odd Spotting!

first a quick WOOHOO to 300 followers! Big smooches to each of you!!!

Today I've got a Some Odd Spotting to share sent to me by our own Robin. She was hopping around and found this lovely creation:

then just yesterday there is this one too!

Its from the talented Iwona at Random Acts of Creativity. We totally loved the bright colors and the big ol bow of satiny goodness! You should hop on over and check her out for this and all her creations, like I said TALENTED!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Pleat Something Challenge

Welcome to our next challenge! You can see the winners of our SOG Only Think Spring Challenge here :)

Today's challenge is purty simple we want to see you PLEAT something! Pleat some ribbon or some paper or tape or fabric, as long as something has pleats in your creation/project/card you are good to go! If you use a Some Odd Girl Stamp AND Pleat something you will get 2, yes 2, entries into the pool. You only need to link it up once, I'll count two ;) Here is what our Odd Girls did:

Leah used Bee Tia

Robin used Garden Mae

Carlie used Yay Kaylee (retired)

Zarah used Bee Tia

There you have it! What can you think of to pleat? You will be playing for 2 images from our shop! This challenge will run thru April 5th, end of day. When the linky closes, its all over :) Creations must be new (no backdating) and linked to our blog so others can play too. That's it! Let's see what you can do!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

SOG Only Think Spring Winners!

Thanks to everyone who played with our Some Odd Girl Only (means you must use a Some Odd Girl stamp to be eligible) Challenge of Think Spring! Your entries totally made me think of warmer days with the birds singing and the flowers starting to bloom! No frost to be seen! We've drawn the winner of the 4 SOG digis and the winner is...

I love Jeanette's style! Bright but with a vintage flair! Jeanette email me Kristy@someoddgirl.com to get your coupon code to go on a mini shopping spree! Our two favs were harder to pick, random.org certainly saves me the hardest job of picking a winner though lol! All the entries had something about them that I LOVED! But the two I picked were so purty each with different things I loved. First was Lisa who joined us with her FIRST SOG entry ever! Who doesn't like that?

Lisa put together a great color combo that flowed and just looks so cute! Her coloring was soft and worked well with her different elements. Thanks for joining us Lisa! Our second fav comes from the talented Ingrid who brought a soft vintage flair to her creation.

Vintage is something I personally CAN NOT pull off so when its done so seamlessly with fun pops of color and the beads around the edge I'm totally in love! Both Ingrid and Lisa, please email me Kristy@someoddgirl.com with your user name so I can add your 4 SOG Points for being Favs and get you your Fav's blinkie :)

Thanks so much for playing along and tomorrow will bring our next open challenge that I'm sure you'll love! Remember, using a SOG stamp on your entry will get you two names in the hat so its worth it to play along :) 

Last off, if you haven't stopped by our Facebook page then you have totally missed the pictures of the new stamps that finally made it to my door! Clear Photopolymer in 6 designs each with their own sentiment. We are getting pics and everything ready to go live on the site but take a peek, its exciting times at Some Odd Girl!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Project Feature with GDT Lizzie Oakles

Today our March Guest Odd Girl has a special tutorial to share that totally crosses over! I'm going to let her take it over from here...

how to make embroidery patterns out of digi stamps
you will need:
pen (reg or disappearing/water pen)
fabric (what you will be putting your picture on)

pull up your picture on your computer screen and make it the size you would like your project to be then just tape your fabric to your monitor

take your pen and trace your design

now the fun part!  color in your image with your thread!  you can do back stitches or stain stitches or a combo of both like i did

now whatever will i use this cute lil bird for?  he's so sweet and adorable and i'm sure will bring me nothing but dreams of the same! 

to see the rest of the tutorial head over to the bloggie where i'll show you how easy quilting can be!!!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Digi Day!

Come help us celebrate this weekend with our March Digi Day!!! We've got lots of fun going on, check out this run down of events:

Here we are again for a new Digi Day! Its a little different than last month, we like trying new things, so here is how we are going to roll this weekend. All times are in EST fyi :)
Art Show with Kristy starting at 9am join in with all your Kaylee creations. If you have a card with Kaylee enter it in our Show!
Chat with the Odd Girls from 5pm-8pm
Another fun Game with Robin at 7pm
Late night Challenge with Sarah R at a sleepy 10pm

All our challenges will be due Sunday March 13th at 8pm. Your creations can be linked up right in the challenge post with our fancy new forum to run our challenges in! Thanks Dan and Katie! The chat will be here in the group right in the comments section. :) I will change the above items to links as they become available. There might be a little more fun and surprises in store so I hope to see ya there and then!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Think Spring Challenge!

Congrats to our winner and favs of our Handmade Elements Challenge, you can see them HERE too.

Today I have 2 things to share with you, our new Some Odd Girl Only Challenge and introduce you to our Guest Odd Girl for March :) First let me say a big THANK YOU to Stacey for joining us for February! Her creations were amazing and we loved having her! Our March Guest Odd Girl is a ice cream of her own flavor ;) Meet Lizzie:

Lizzie Oakles
blog: Oh Snap Lizzie!

hellos! i'm lizzie. i'm a corky 20 something year old with three kiddos. i pretty much love every craft in the world and i love even more when i can sit down with the kiddos and work on something together. i live in texas with my hub bub and kiddos and life is pretty amazing! i am currently going to school to become an art teacher... or librarian... i'm still not sure! right now i'm on the first dt for card makin mamas so if you love making cards come check out our challenges!!! i wanna say thnx to miss awesomeness kristy for having me as the gdt and the reg dt for sharing the spotlight! some odd girl is the bees knees!!

Welcome Lizzie! She'll be joining us for our two challenges and a super secret project I'll share with you next week :) Crafting worlds collide! But right now we've got our 2nd evah Some Odd Girl Only Challenge. What's that mean? It means for this challenge you must use a Some Odd Girl stamp on your project to play along and be eligible for our prize drawing. If you link up without a SOGgy digi on your project, it will be removed.

SO, I had mentioned on Monday with Zarah and Asa that I was trying to get you in a Spring feeling, I had a good reason! Our challenge is: THINK SPRING! I want to see creations that scream spring in either colors or design. Don't make me have to think about it, I want to look on your project and simply feel the season. Here's how our Odd Girls did it...

Asa used Bee Tia

There's all sorts of things you can do! Our March Spring Release is perfect for this challenge if you need a lil somethin to get you started! This challenge will be run thru March 22nd, when the linky closes the challenge is over :) Creations must be new (no backdating) and linked to our blog so others can play too. Don't forget, if its not obvious how your creation works into the challenge, don't be afraid to tell us! :) You are going to be playing for double the normal prize, 4 images of your choice from our shop!!! Get to craftin! We can't wait to see what makes you feel like Spring!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Handmade Elements winner!

Wow! We had a ton of entries into our Handmade Elements Challenge! Thanks to everyone who played with us! We're going to be having our second Some Odd Girl Only challenge kicking off tomorrow and I hope to see you all there! So I'm sure you want to know who our winner of two digis of their choice from our shop is?

Jayne created this uber cute eastery card and was picked by random.org as our winner! Jayne, email me, Kristy@someoddgirl.com to collect your prize :)

We also have to Favs to share. Each Fav gets 4 SOG Points added to their account and a fun badge to display on their blog. What are SOG Points? Earn points, get free digis! You earn by being a fav or buying from our shop :)

Our first fav is Barbara. She not only combined 2 of our digis but colored a handmade tag that is so gorgeous!

Our second fav is from Stefanie. I just fell in love with her coloring! Its so spot on!

Stefanie and Barbara email me Kristy@someoddgirl.com with your account username so I can add your points for you!

Thanks to everyone for playing and tune in tomorrow for our next challenge!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Odd Girl Feature with Robin

Let's get to know another of our Odd Girls a bit better today, this post is all about Robin! Robin has been with Some Odd Girl since we gathered our first DT in February 2010 and I'm so glad she is still with us! We asked her the same questions as Kellie, let's see what she said...

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

what's changed the most since they began crafting?

My colouring skills have definitely improved by leaps and bounds.  And I also get more and more comfortable with putting cards together as I go along!
what drew you to Some Odd Girl?
I love the whimsical images - it's great that they have large and exaggerated features - great for colouring!

Any cardmaking idols?

There are TONS.  But some that stick out are: Mercy Kerin, Beate Johns, Silke Ledlow, and Betty Wright.
crafty goals for 2011?

I want to have a stress-free year, and just craft for the love of it! I would love to continue taking colouring classes and learning new things as well!

Personal craft do's and don'ts? what can you rawk and what is not so hawt for you?
I think I would recommend not trying to make things too complicated.  I think one of the hardest things is to stop at the right place because I always want to add more. But, I am better to stay with simple.

I think I am pretty good at colouring, but I always need help with my layouts.  That's when I turn to the web for inspiration...one of the do's is definitely to surf the net, and you can find almost anything you need!

what current paper trends do you HATE/LOVE?
I actually don't follow trends much - I have so much paper from over the years, that I am trying to use it all up!  I think that the right image and layout can make any set of papers look good!

Thanks so much for sharing with us Robin! Robin has a flair for making simple designs look so dramatic and gorgeous AND she's a Copic Certified Designer since March 2009. This girl simply has mad skills! Jump on over to her blog and say hi! He blog has a lot of great info and you will definitely be inspired by her creations!

Join us back here tomorrow for the Handmade Elements winner, get your entries in thru TONIGHT! Thursday we will have a new challenge and Saturday is Digi Day in our SNR Group! So plan on having an Odd Week!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Hurry Spring!

Spring officially beings here in a couple weeks, we're having more sunny days than cloudy ones lately and the mornings are lighter out (daylight savings will kill that one but we're enjoying it now!). Creatively we're all crawling out of our winter dens and into the light! So today I have two cards by Odd Girl Asa and Zarah to inspire you to think spring! (there might be a reason later this week to think spring ;) shhh)

Asa used some bright and cheery colors and fun Ice Cream Tia 
for the spring feel

Zarah used light colors and florals for a different take on the same
feeling with Tweet

So what kinds of things are you seeing around or doing to Think Spring? 

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Some Odd Spotting!

Today I've got a fun card from Marie that shows you that almost any image can be used for the holidays :)

Not only does Marie use non-traditional holiday colors but that goes right along with the stamp! Well done Marie!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Some Odd Girl's NEW RELEASE!

Come and check it out, folks! We have a whole new slew of fun, happy, springtime images for you! You might have caught a couple of sneaks from our current challenge, but now they're in the shop, waiting for you to take 'em home! :D