Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Some Odd Girl Hol-ODD-day Blog Hop!

Welcome to our first Some Odd Girl Hol-ODD-day Blog Hop! *You should have arrived here from Donna's blog* Today we're showing our love for all our Oddies this holiday season, and including YOU, our customers!! Work your way through our list and don't forget to leave comments along the way because the Odd Girls have prizes to give away...but you have to complete the list to be eligible. You should have started off at the Some Odd Girl blog, and you'll finish up at Kristy's all the while seeing some amazing projects! The hop runs through December 1 at 6 p.m. Us Odd Girls will have our winners posted on December 2.

I decided to create a four tag combo set for my little ones, my nephew, and Santa of course! I personalized each tag with their name and the ODDity that closely resembled them...for Santa of course, he was spot on! :) Each tag uses the same papers, embellishments and the only difference is in the image and colouring...I just changed up each paper combination to keep it unique! Click on the picture for a closer view.

The first tag on the left is for my nephew Ben and uses Prezzie Tobie, followed by Santa's tag.
Then we have another Pressie Tobie for my son Jake, and Big Pressie Tia for my daughter Robin. I just loved colouring up all these cuties and can't WAIT to use them on some of their presents come Christmas time!
Supplies: (same for all)
Stamps: Pressie Tobie, Big Pressie Tia, Santa digis (Some Odd Girl)
Ink: Copic markers, Spica glitter markers (Copic); Chamomile tea dye ink (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select white, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Everybody Loves Christmas collection (Echo Park)
Other: Alpha stickers, border stickers from Everybody Love Christmas collection (Echo Park); snowflake punch (Martha Stewart); 1/2" circle punch (EK Success); Cropadile; red Baker's twine (Papertrey Ink); foam dimensionals; gems (Zva Creative)
Here's your LIST to keep you on track!!
Your next stop is ASA's blog!! Have fun!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cheery Santa

Isn't this guy the cutest Santa you've ever seen? Pretty cheery looking if you ask me! I LOVE Echo Park papers because of how bright, bold and colourful they always are...my fave combinations when crafting. When it all comes together in one nice collection it makes it easier to piece everything together! FYI- I used the alphabet stickers for the 'ho, ho, ho." :)

Cardstock: Pure Poppy, Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Everybody Loves Christmas collection (Echo Park Paper Co.)
Ink: Chai, Chamomile (Papertrey Ink)
Other: Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders); button (Papertrey Ink); Santa sticker, border sticker, alphabet sticker (Everybody Loves Christmas kit by Echo Park Paper Co.)

Friday, November 26, 2010

Peace on Earth

Tomorrow is one of the last sales of the season my mom and I are selling our cards at. We have done four so far and had lots of fun! I can't believe I made over 300 Christmas cards!!! Maybe that's why I ordered photo cards online this year instead of making more for myself to send out...haha. :) I was determined to use up LAST YEAR'S papers before I cracked into this seasons, so this card shows the last of my Eskimo Kisses paper from Basic Grey. I love Dawn McVey's use of doilies on many of her creations, so I grabbed some at good ol' Walmart the other day from the Martha Stewart section and used them on my card.

Stamps: Signature Christmas (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Chamomile (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: white, Scarlet Jewel (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Eskimo Kisses collection (Basic Grey)
Other: snowflake punch, doily (Martha Stewart); button (Papertrey Ink); stick pin (Making Memories); rectangle and scalloped rectangle punch (EK Success); foam dimensionals; glue dots

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Pressie Tobie and SOG events!

I created this card a week or so ago for the Some Odd Girl November digi day over on the SNR site. Have you participated in one of Some Odd Girl's digi days yet?? We have them once a month over at SNR AND Paper Craft Planet...seriously- come join us for some fun!! Games, challenges and prizes, what could be better? Our next one is December 11th, but until then feel free to participate in our challenges AND the upcoming Hol-ODD-day Blog Hop!

My challenge for this card was to make something MASCULINE. Well, Tobie IS a boy, and I tried to stay with brown and kraft colours. The lack of 'bling' or pretty ribbon { :( } makes it a little more gender appropriate as well. BTW- Tobie kinda looks like my little sweetie Jake! :)

Stamps: Pressie Tobie (Some Odd Girl digital stamps)
Ink: Chai (Papertrey Ink); Copic markers
Cardstock: Kraft, Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Holly Jolly collection (My Mind's Eye)
Other: Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); foam dimensionals; die cuts from Holly Jolly collection (My Mind's Eye)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

a CARS birthday!

What little boy doesn't love Lightening McQueen? My son loved his card that I made him for his 4th birthday, so I decided to do a similar one for my nephew's 2nd birthday. He has his room decorated with all CARS themed 'stuff' so this will fit perfectly in there! I paired the cute EK Success image with Wander papers by Basic Grey. I heat embossed the sentiment (Hero Arts), added some twine, ribbon and button and voila! Done!

Stamps: Lightening McQueen (EK Success); birthday greetings set (Hero Arts)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Copic markers; Chamomile (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Soft Stone, Stamper's Select White (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Wander collection (Basic Grey)
Other: twine, ribbon, button (Papertrey Ink); clear embossing powder

Friday, November 19, 2010

Rustic Christmas wreath

This card is one of the many that I made for the SIX Christmas craft sales I am doing this season....2 down, 4 to go! I made about 20 of these (mass producing is waaayyyy easier than one at a time!) and they were very popular at the first 2 sales. I think this card has a very rustic, old-fashioned look to it. That berry wreath is just fabulous stamped in Scarlet Jewel...okay, how do I find that exact wreath for my front door?! :)

Supplies: (all Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Wreath for All Seasons
Ink: Scarlet Jewel, Dark Chocolate, Chai
Cardstock: Scarlet Jewel, Rustic Cream, Dark Chocolate
Other: Scarlet Jewel button; embossing folder (Provo Craft); Snowflake punch, decorative border punch (Martha Stewart); Labels Nine (Spellbinders)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Cheery Christmas and Cute Kids!

What a bright and cheerful Christmas card! I love how the red just 'pops' right off the card! This card could be one layer if you omitted the button or substituted with a paper diecut button instead. The red Stickles really make it sparkle...how lovely! I'm liking Papertrey Ink's Framed set more and more as I use it...I can really see the possibilities there.

Stamps: Framed, Wreath for All Seasons
Ink: Simply Chartreuse, Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy
Cardstock: Simply Chartreuse, Kraft, Rustic Cream, Pure Poppy
Other: button, baker's twine; Christmas Red Stickles (Ranger); decorative punch (Martha Stewart)

Don't you just LOVE this picture of my sweeties???!!! We had pictures taken a few weeks ago of the kids and I am in love with how they turned out. My children are gorgeous. :) Thanks to Art & Soul Photography by Glenda!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Christmas Wishes

Well wasn't this an easy and quick card to throw together?! :) I have been budget-conscious this holiday season and am busy using up every last scrap of my Christmas paper and supplies leftover from last year. No need to buy new stuff until the old stuff is all gone...sad, but necessary since the ol' bank account will be needed for the kiddos Christmas presents instead of MY supplies. :) At least I'm told that's the right thing to do...*sigh* Have a great day everyone- it's chilly here; I had to pull out the kids winter coats today. :(

Stamps: Christmas Wish (Penny Black)
Ink: Scarlet Jewel; Chai (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Fine Linen (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Jolly by Golly collection (Cosmo Cricket)
Other: Snowflake punch (Martha Stewart); pearls (Kaisercraft)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Little baby, big love

Ohhh my. This is the 4th time I've attempted to post this card and my busy life keeps getting in the way! :) I'm keeping it short and sweet this time around...I created this sweet card for my cousin and her husband who recently had a baby girl. On a second look I decided it was a little toooo pink and girly for my 'tomboy' cousin and will have to make something different, but this one can go in the SELL pile. I paired a Hero Arts sentiment with a Prima pearl flourish and flower, and CUTE paper from Making Memories- the Pitter Patter collection! Thanks for looking!

Stamps: sentiment (Hero Arts)
Ink: Melon Berry, Chamomile (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Melon Berry, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Pitter Patter collection (Making Memories)
Other: Madrigal blossom, pearl flourish (Prima)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

All Booked Up for Christmas!

This was one sample of the ohhhhh 500 Christmas cards I've made (so far) for 4 craft shows I'm in this holiday season. :) To say I'm sick of making Christmas cards is an understatement...!!! BUT they are all so jolly and cute how you can not love them!?

This one uses a Mat Stack die and coordinating stamp for the focal piece, with a Christmas image and sentiment in the openings. Papertrey Ink has so many sets that are perfect for mixing and matching so I KNEW it wouldn't be hard to go through my stash and find something that would fit in that cute frame! Click on the link and you'll see the All Booked Up set with matching die.

Supplies: (all Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: All Booked Up, Holiday Button Bits
Ink: True Black, Pure Poppy, Chamomile; Copic markers
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White
Paper: "Berries" glitter paper from I Believe collection (My Mind's Eye)
Other: red baker's twine, Pure Poppy button, Mat Stack 3 die; snowflake punch (Martha Stewart); foam dimensionals

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Happy Hol-ODD-ay!

Today is Some Odd Girl's Holiday release...head on over to the store to check out the cutest wintery/Christmasy digital stamps you have ever seen! :) This one here is my fave...reminds me of my sweet daughter! Other ODD news- you have lots of time still to play along with our BACKGROUNDS challenge AND we have our monthly digi days coming up on PCP and SNR this Saturday, November 13. Both start at 10 a.m. See you there!

Monday, November 8, 2010

'Tis the Season

I just love one layer, clean and simple cards. Perfect for mass-producing and quick to put together. This is going to be my Christmas card this year that I send out to my family and friends. Since it is mostly just stamping I can do a bunch at a time and not get sick of it! :) Papertrey Ink was my go-to company for stamps and cardstock, but I also added some red Stickles to the 'ornaments' at the last minute because it needed an extra burst of bright colour- and that did the trick!! Thanks for looking everyone and have a GREAT day!

Supplies: (all Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Tree Trimming Trio, Big and Bold Holiday Wishes
Ink: Simply Chartreuse, Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, Chai tea dye
Cardstock: Fine Linen, Pure Poppy
Other: 1/4" circle punch (EK Success); Stickles (Ranger)

Friday, November 5, 2010

So sorry

A sweet, simple sympathy card. Thank goodness not for anyone in particular, but it never hurts to have one just in case. I like to make my sympathy cards 'pretty' and feminine- not sure why but that is how they usually turn out.

I have 2 craft sales this weekend and in past years I've found that people always buy lots of sympathy, thinking of you and get well cards so that is what I've been working these past few days...depressing!!! Haha...I REALLY need to get to doing some birthday and Christmas cards- WAY more cheerful!

Supplies: All Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted
Stamps: bird on branch image (unknown); Blooming Button Bits
Ink: Chamomile, Dark Chocolate, Melon Berry
Cardstock: White, Melon Berry
Paper: 2009 Bitty Dot Basics, 2008 Bitty Dot Basics
Other: Melon Berry ribbon; butterfly punch (Martha Stewart); pearl (Kaisercraft)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Stash Challenge #9- Backgrounds!

Another challenge day over at Some Odd Girl! Run on over to the challenge blog and see what the design team has created for you this time around... I really had to think hard about this one- using images from the store to create a BACKGROUND! Hmmmm...could it be done? :) I think so!

I opened Fluffy Love in my photo editing program (Microsoft Digital Image Suite) and made sure the image was small enough that it would look 'right' when repeated over and over on a 8.5 x 11 piece of paper. Then I copied and pasted it to fill an entire sheet, printed it off, and coloured it in to match with my other designer papers.

Voila! My own fancy background. I also added some daubs of Stickles here and there for sparkle and shine. Poor Sunny Rays nice smile was covered up for this card...darn. I had enough pretty paper left over I used it up for a tag! What a nice combo!

Supplies: (card)
Stamps: Sunny Rays, Fluffy Love, Happy Birthday digital images (Some Odd Girl)
Ink: Copic Markers; Chamomile tea dye ink (PTI)
Cardstock: White (PTI)
Designer Paper: Vintage Blue collection (We R Memory Keepers)
Other: Diamond Stickles (Ranger)

Supplies: (tag)
Same as card except with- rub-on sentiment (Basic Grey); Scalloped and regular rectangle punch (Marvy); ribbon (misc.); hole punch (Cropadile)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Signature Christmas

I love a colourful Christmas card! Really, the brighter and cheerier it is, the better. Nothing against traditional, old-fashioned looking cards, I just LOVE the bold ones! :) Crate Paper's Snow Day line is perfect for that kind of card. I used a sketch/idea from Michelle Wooderson (that lady KNOWS how to put a card together!!) and my big snowflake punch to pull this card together.

Stamps: Signature Christmas (PTI)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: White, Pure Poppy (PTI)
Paper: Snow Day collection (Crate Paper)
Other: Pure Poppy button (PTI); corner rounder (We R Memory Keepers); big snowflake punch (EK Success); small snowflake punch (Martha Stewart); Scalloped border punch (SU!); wrinkle ribbon (misc.)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Christmas Wishes

Oh yes...a Christmas card! Halloween is over folks so on to the next big event (us Canadian already celebrated our Thanksgiving a few weeks ago). I have 4 craft sales this season that I'll be selling my creations at, so I've been super busy making Christmas cards left and right...oh, about 500 of them! :) I mixed up some Papertrey Ink goodness with the gorgeous Crate Paper Snow Day line...love it!

Stamps: Big and Bold: Holiday Wishes (PTI)
Ink: Plum Pudding, Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse, Chamomile (PTI)
Cardstock: Kraft (PTI)
Paper: Snow Day collection (Crate Paper)
Other: Tag Sale 2 die, Victorian Lace border die, twine, Hawaiian Shores button (PTI); twine 'ribbon' (misc.)