Thursday, August 25, 2011

new Some Odd Girl challenge... gimme a piece of pie!

Well, okay, maybe not PIE (although that does sound good, even at 9 a.m.!)... but a piece of SOMETHING!

Welcome back, crafty, bloggy friends! It's time for a new Some Odd Girl challenge, and we're SURE you're going to have lots of fun with this one! A huge, heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated in the last challenge - that color wheel didn't stump any of you! The projects were fantastic, and we loved seeing your complimentary color projects! (Scroll down to see the winners from that challenge.)

Today, we're looking for something that gives you LOTS of options (because we know you're all paper hoarders like we are). Got some small scraps of patterned paper you want to use up? It's going to allow you to dig through and find stuff that coordinates or stuff that's too small to do anything with, or just cut into a brand new yummy sheet you've been itching to use. Are you ready for it? :)


That's our next Some Odd Girl challenge, and we know there are LOTS of images that will work great for this one, so how about some examples from our very talented team? :D Lookie!

Elena used Garden Mae
(click the pic for deets - the patterns are teeny-tiny!)

Vera used Sweet Thinkin' Mae

Kristy used Moooey

Melissa used Tiny Baker Tia

Amy used Sweet Thinkin' Mae

Robin used Prof Hoot
(his feathers are SPOTTY - click to see!)

Tasha again, using Photo Kaylee and Dancin Mae:

used Photo Kaylee

Annnnnnd, there you have it! Can you BELIEVE all that gorgeousness? Aren't you positively ITCHING to grab your stamps, ink 'em up and stamp 'em on some patterned paper? Well, let's see what you can do with this PAPER PIECING challenge, and you might be our lucky winner of some digis of your choice!

You have until Tuesday, September 5th at midnight EST to get your entries in, and be sure to link up to your blog POST (not your general blog, please), and link back to the Some Odd Girl Challenge Blog in your post to be eligible. Those using a SOGgy image will get an extra entry!

Happy craftin', and happy paper piecin'! :)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Color challenge winners!

Thank you thank you to everyone that played along in our color wheel challenge. Everyone really worked that wheel this week! So many fabulous entries.

And now.... drum roll please...... The winner chosen by is.... 21

Congrats to "I dont do straight lines:" Way to work the purple and yellow. Please email to claim your prize

And now for our 2 favorites! The first fave rocked my favorite color combo of hot pink and lime... and who on earth couldnt  love Beach Babe Kaylee with mirrored sunglasses!

Congrats to Tara G!

Our second fave is a perfectly pretty tag featuring Head in the Clouds Kaylee. I love how she used the soft red-orange/blue-green combo.

Congrats Sandie!

You ladies have earned the right to rock our favorites badge. Dont forget to snag it from the sidebar.

Come back and join us tomorrow for another fun and exciting Odd Girl challenge. You'll love it to pieces!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Kickin' things off with a new team and a new challenge!

Morning, craftily Odd friends! Hope your week's been going well - we Odd Girls have certainly been looking forward to this day, and we're glad it's finally arrived! The new term has begun, and you got to meet all of the new Odd Girls last week, and we shared some sneaks of the brand new digi release, and today you get to see those same digis in action!

We're so grateful so many of you joined us for our Thank You challenge, and for helping us give our departing Odd Girls a fabulous send-off. It's always bittersweet when we do the whole "out with the old, in with the new" thing, and while we certainly enjoyed the last six months, we're also looking forward to the next wonderful six!

So let's get this party started with a new challenge, shall we? We know there are a lot of you who LOVE your color challenges, so we're going to give you LOTS of options for this one!

See this here thingamabob? Read carefully!
I'm sure you all know how useful the color wheel can be when you're looking for paint for a room, or trying to coordinate your curtains with your carpet, or playing around with something in graphic design.

Today, we are challenging you to choose two COMPLIMENTARY colors for your projects! (this is the part where you have to read the deets) To be specific, two colors OPPOSITE one another on the wheel, like YELLOW and PURPLE - we don't mind if you add in a couple of shades, but if you choose BLUE and ORANGE, for example, you should stick to BLUE-GREEN, BLUE-VIOLET, RED-ORANGE or YELLOW-ORANGE for your additional hues. Careful not to be tossin' in some RED or YELLOW, or that won't work for our challenge. (we'll make the exception, of course, for skin and hair)

Wanna see how the pros do it? ;) Check out our very first challenge assignments from the brand new Odd Girls, using the brand new Back To School release, now available at!

with a stunning BLUE-GREEN and RED-ORANGE combo:

and rocked the YELLOW and VIOLET pairing:

and her colors are YELLOW-GREEN and RED-VIOLET:

Melissa got artistic with Bookish Tia
and a fun RED and GREEN duo:

Amy used the sweet School Mae
with ORANGE and BLUE:

and her team colors are BLUE-GREEN and RED-ORANGE

Sarah went with School Mae
and a fun RED and GREEN pairing:

Christina used Bookish Tia
and colored it all up with BLUE-GREEN and ORANGE

Robin used Cheerleader Kaylee
she went with a BLUE and ORANGE combination:

Elena used Prof Inch
RED and GREEN were the perfect choices for this one:

and a YELLOW-GREEN and RED-VIOLET palette

BLUE and ORANGE worked great for this masculine card:

and Leah used Prof Inch

And there you have it! Fantastic challenge debut for this team, no? :) Well we hope you are inspired to play along, and submit your Complimentary Colors for your chance to win a lovely little digi prize from! Let us know if you have any questions, and be sure to link up below, using the link to your post, rather than your general blog, and don't forget to link back to the Some Odd Girl challenge blog in your own post.

You have until Tuesday, August 23rd at midnight EST to play along. Happy craftin', Odd friends! Go create! :D

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

THANK YOU Challenge Winners!

Big THANKS to everyone who joined in with our THANK YOU challenge! We saw some creative takes on the challenge and that is awesome! :) Before we announce our winners, if you haven't checked out Monday's Release Day Winners post hop on over and check them out! You can also see all of the Back to School Release too :)

Ok! Our winner of the Clear Stamp, Pinwheel Panda, as chosen by is...

Congrats Miesje! Your take is so cute! Please email me with your mailing address so I can send out your prize! :)

Next we come to our 2 favs! Our first fav totally rocked this challenge because not only her card is super cute with fun paper piecing but her sentiment is creative and totally fun! Mooey looks super cute with lots of polka dots!

Cathy did such an awesome job! It brought a smile to my face :) Our second fav had a card with a fun relaxed feel. Bright and warm with different layering than you see on a lot of cards. Not to mention Kimmie added a touch of bling to Ollie's tummy which is too cute!

Congrats to both of our favs! Grab our fav's badge from the sidebar and wear it with pride! :) 

Join us back here, same time same station, for a fun and colorful challenge that you'll be sure to get compliments on! 

Monday, August 8, 2011

Release Day Winners!

Today is the big release day for all those Sneaks we featured last week! Don't you think our new (and old) Odd Girls totally rocked it? This term is going to be exciting! Before you head over to the shop and pick up your favs from last week check out the winners list. These lucky Oddies left some love on each of the different days last week and then had their names drawn to win a digi from the new release...

Winner or Guitar Kody is Rachel!

Winner or Rockin Kody is Stephanie!

Winner of Punky Kaylee is Feebsy!

Winner of School Mae is Steph Herbert!

Winner or Prof Hoot is Emmy!

Winner of Prof Inch is Mary Pat Siehled!

Winner of Book Bag Tobie is Mariska!

Winner of Bookish Tia is Helenbell!

Winner of Cheer Kaylee is Jeannie!

Winner of All Star Kody is Zahreen!

Congrats to all our winners!!! Winners, email me We've loved having everyone checking out the release now feel free to hop over to the shop and pick out your favs! School is just around the corner :)

But we have a couple more things that you can check out! Our Thank You challenge goes thru tomorrow, Tuesday. We'd love to see your creations and get in on the chance to win your very own Some Odd Girl Clear Stamp, Pinwheel Panda!!! He's just so cute!

Our second to-do for today is to hop over to our Facebook Fan page where we are having some special fun to pick out our next Guest Odd Girl! Want the scoop? Then hop over to Facebook!

ETA: Sorry for the delay! My alarm totally died on me and apparently I love sleeping in lol.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Final Day of Sneaks and Intros!

ANNNNNND this is it, folks! Leah here, and it's the FINAL day of our Sneaks and Intros week! We hope you are as excited as we are to get the challenges rolling, and to be coming up on the new digi release next week!

Have you said hello to all of our Odd Girls, new and returning? Have you been enjoying the sneaks of our Back to School release? Have you been leaving comments along the way, so you might win the featured digis from each day? Have you taken advantage of our SALE going on at to celebrate our front page Google search status? Are you ready to meet the rest of the Odd Girls, and check out the last sneaks from Tuesday's release? LET'S DO IT!

First, a big welcome to this girl, who's a long-time fan of the SOGgies, and who has been inspiring us for months! Hellloooooo, Tasha!

Tasha Beasley

Hi there Tasha here - I still cannot believe i am on this fantastic team, i am still doing the happy dance.

I am a 28 yr old SAHM to Millie who is 4, Mills starts school in september 2011 and so there will be even more time for me to get crafty. We live in the UK on the south coast and i love living by the sea.
Although i have been crafting for a while now id say only seriously (whatever that means lol) for the past 3 years. My main love is stamping and colouring, i find it so relaxing and therapeutic and this is what you can find me doing most evenings, holed up in my craft room colouring away, I love bringing images to life with a little colour and dimension! I have one confession - i am a Paperholic, its true, paper is my weakness, i have to have every paper release from certain companies... i have so much paper that all the pads and collections cannot be stored in my craft room, my addiction is taking over our home lol!

Besides crafting i love Crime/Thriller/Horror movies and books, the more gruesome the better. I am a huge CSI and Criminal Minds fan, i love the way psychology and science lead them to the suspect and this lead me to study Criminology and Applied Psychology at Uni - i promise i do have a brain somewhere lol!
I am very shy, although once i get to know you i am a completely different person, i am a direct person i'll say exactly what i feel - i lack tact and sometimes that can get me in hot water :S. Generally i am a smiler - one of my Nicknames is The Joker (yep from Batman) because apparently i have his smile.....I love joking around and having a giggle usually at my expense.

I so cannot wait to get started and get creating with Kristy's awesome images, at SOG there really is an image for EVERYONE :P xx

Tasha made a super cute shabby chic card
using the hunky new Guitar Kody

And our girl Caz got in on the action to create
a bold and graphic Guitar Kody card, too!
(We Odd Girls certainly do love this little dude!)

So you've met the entire Design Team for the next six month term... Now let's say hello to the brains and talent behind this whole party! We Odd Girls are very fortunate to "work" (if you could call it that) for and with this lady, and we are SO inspired by her art. She never seems to run out of ideas, and each new batch of images is more amazing than the last. We're so glad she's sharing her talent with the world, and we LURRRRRRVE being her cheering section and marketing team! ;) Say HELLLOOOOOOO to The Odd Girl herself!

Kristy Dalman

Hi all!!! I'm Kristy and I am the owner/designer here at Some Odd Girl. This journey has been a long and weird one with a lot of false starts but not lacking in encouragement and help! The concept of my doing my own digis and stamps evolved from a single awesome gift from wonderful friends of one of my pencil drawings transformed into an actual red rubber stamp! I was ECSTATIC when I got it! But soon after that, a chat with my 2 girlies started the ball rolling into what you see now.

This website could not even begin to be here without my wonderful hubby of almost 8 years who is very good at turning my ideas into reality. Even when I can't articulate them very well :) He encourages all my creative endeavors with enthusiasm and that's absolutely priceless! I have two kids that are always inspiring me who were the basis for the Tinies. 

Besides being a biz lady I enjoying drawing, sewing, reading crafting and painting. If you're lookin to get to know me a lil better you can check out my blog.

Kristy brought us a fun little musical number
with the very enthusiastic Rocker Kody

Corry rocked it out with her own style and Rocker Kody, too!

And that wraps up our super awesome and jam-packed week, folks! We hope you've had fun getting to know the team and putting your wish list together, and we encourage you to swing by the personal blogs of our Odd Girls to truly check out their amazing talent! We still can't believe how much interest you all expressed in joining our little team (which ain't so little anymore, is it?!), and we hope you'll continue to follow along and join in the challenges! Watch for opportunities to win stuff and to join our team as a Guest Odd Girl, and let your bank accounts thank you for cashing in on big savings during our sales (like NOW, for example!).

Leave your comment below and let us know what you think of today's sneaks (Kody doesn't mind constructive criticism OR compliments!), and you could win our little musical dudes! Come back next week to see if you're one of our winners, and next week, ALL of the images you've seen this week will be available for you to purchase at!

Have a wonderful and crafty weekend, dear friends, and if you've got the Odd, EMBRACE IT and FLAUNT IT! :)