Saturday, January 29, 2011

Stamp free!

I've been lacking in posts the past few days and trust me you don't want to know why!! It involved a BAD case of the flu that has run through the entire household...not fun. So now I'm taking a break from spraying the whole house with Lysol to quickly post this card that I must have uploaded 4 days ago. Time flies when you're laying around in your jammies eating crackers and sipping Gingerale. :(

This card is stamp free and simple to put together. I used the gorgeous Circa 1934 line by Cosmo Cricket, paired with a doily I distressed with Antique Linen ink, and added a few other doodads. :) Sorry for the lack of links in this post- I'm typing this on my husband's laptop and have no idea how to highlight, usual computer is our bedroom where my husband is currently quarantined; it is HIS turn now for the flu. :(

Ink: Antique Linen (Ranger)
Paper: Circa 1934 collection (Cosmo Cricket)
Other: Doily (Martha Stewart); stickers from Circa 1934 collection (Cosmo Cricket); button (Papertrey Ink)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Another Viva la Verve!

Can you tell I'm having fun playing along in these Verve sketch challenges? So far so good on that 2011 goal for playing along AND actually get them uploaded...haha. :) This was for week 3 of the sketches over on the Verve forum at Splitcoaststampers.

Crate Paper Restoration papers paired with Psalm 31:24 and a few dies by Papertrey Ink....bliss. :)

Stamps: Psalm 31: 24 (Verve)
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Chai (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Restoration collection (Crate Paper)
Other: Flower die, Ric Rac die, Victorian Lace border die (Papertrey Ink); flower centre (Prima)

Monday, January 24, 2011

You're the best

I haven't pulled out my Verve stamps in awhile, so I was happy to play along in Viva la Verve's week 2 sketch (VLVJAN2011).
I used papers from the Love Birds collection by Fancy Pants, and the All About You and Thoughtful Florals stamp sets. I inked all edges, and spritzed the ribbon with Glimmer Mist before tying it in a bow and sticking a pretty ol' stick pin in it! :) Enjoy and have a great day!!
Stamps: All About You, Thoughtful Florals (Verve)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Sweet Blush, Chamomile (Papertrey Ink); Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels)
Cardstock: Kraft, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Love Birds collection (Fancy Pants)
Other: ribbon; button, twine, Fillable Frames #4 (Papertrey Ink); Scalloped border punch (SU!); stick pin (American Crafts)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Some Odd Girl Anniversary Week- Mini Cards

As we are winding down the Some Odd Girl anniversary week, we have one more small (some might even call it mini) challenge for you: make a Mini Card. What is that? For the purpose of this challenge a mini card is a card that is 3" x 4" or SMALLER. It must have a Some Odd Girl digi but other than that size requirement, sky's the limit! A small sky :)

My sample is 3" x 4" and uses Flyin' High Mae.

Small can be fun too! Let's see all the creativity you can put into a small size. Just like all our challenges this week, your entry is due to be linked up by the end of day January 23 EST and for all our challenges this week you MUST use a Some Odd Girl digi. **DO NOT LINK YOUR CARDS HERE ON MY BLOG. YOU MUST LINK THEM OVER ON THE SOME ODD GIRL BLOG!!!**

Stamps: Flyin' High Mae digi (Some Odd Girl)
Ink: Chamomile (Papertrey Ink); Copic markers
Cardstock: Simply Chartreuse, white (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Berry Sorbet Bitty Dots collection 2008 (Papertrey Ink); misc. (My Mind's Eye)
Other: Doily (Martha Stewart); ticket (My Mind's Eye); 'genuine' rub-on (Cosmo Cricket); flower, pebble (Prima); foam dimensionals

Friday, January 21, 2011

Some Odd Girl Anniversary Week!

Here is another fun challenge for all you folks out there celebrating with us Odd Girls! We've done this on our Digi Day before and everyone had a great time so we're bringing it to Anniversary Week! It's simple; pick 3 elements from the list (each beginning with a letter from SOME ODD GIRL) and pull them together into a project with a SOG Digi.

Here's the list of Elements:

Shaped Card (any shape but square or rectangular)
Organza Ribbon
Die Cut
Ric rak
Layers (at least 4 on your creation)

I chose to use Shaped card, Orange and Organza!!

Let's see what awesome combo you can come up with! Just like all our challenges this week, your entry is due to be linked up by the end of day January 23 EST and for all our challenges this week you MUST use a Some Odd Girl digi. Need a new digi for the challenge? Check out what sale might be going on in the shop!

For this challenge you will be playing for another fun prize! And don't forget, all challenge entries also get you an entry into our big prize draws.

Stamps: Tree digi (Some Odd Girl); Star Prints (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Copic markers; Dark Chocolate, Chamomile (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Orange Zest, Vintage Cream, white (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: flower paper from Fly a Kite collection (October Afternoon)
Other: scalloped rectangle punch (Marvy); ribbon (misc.); circle dies (Spellbinders); stick pin (American Crafts); charm (Making Memories); twine (Papertrey Ink); Bow Easy tool; gems (Kaisercraft)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Girly, you rock!

Here's a CAS (clean and simple) card that I submitted to the latest call at Paper Crafts magazine. Since I'm showing it to you know what that didn't get chosen. That's okay! :) That means I get to share it with you!! Stay positive right? This followed a colour challenge. The cardstock base itself was run through my Grand Calibur machine using an impression plate from Papertrey Ink, and looks just fabulous IRL.

Supplies: (all Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics, Signature Greetings
Ink: Terracotta Tile
Cardstock: White, Kraft, Ocean Tides
Other: Victorian Lace border die, Terracotta Tile buttons, Linen & Canvas Impression plate; Butterfly die(Spellbinders); stick pin (Making Memories)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Some Odd Girl Mini Hop- Favourite ODD Creations

As part of today's fabulous Some Odd Girl's anniversary festivities, some of us from the design team are showing you OUR fave ODD creations from our time on the ODD design team...for me, the past year almost!! Join us on our mini-hop!

Marcie (me!)
Robin F


First up is one of my favourite ODD cards based on a sketch challenge we did...I've used Fluffy Love for this card. So colourful, so cheerful, and I've used good ol' Fluffy A LOT during my time on this amazing design team! That's why this card is one of my faves...because of Fluffy, haha. See the original post here.

Next up is Rain Cloud. I like this card because it's simplistic. Barely any colouring other than a light shadow around the image, and that bold pop of orange reallly makes the card stand out! This is a card I made for the VERY FIRST release that Some Odd Girl had!! See the original post here.

This card was for a Some Odd Girl rainbow challenge and I used the ever versatile TREE. I ended up giving this card to my best friend to celebrate her son's baptism. :) This card is one of my faves because a) I love the TREE image and b) anything rainbows is awesome! See the original post here.

Well now. Pretty lil' Tiny Tia. I've never been a huge fan of colouring 'people' but Tia changed all that. This was for a 'girly' challenge hosted by Some Odd Girl last December. Tiny Tia in all her various forms/costumes is probably my favourite character from the SOG line of digis. She's just so sweet and reminds me of my darling daughter! See the original post here.

And last but not least...a card using Sheepy. I entered this card in a Moxie Fab challenge featuring 'punny' sentiments. I think that "I {heart} ewe" is appropriate! I love this card because it follows my bright and bold love affair with colour, and it pairs my love of Some Odd Girl with Sassafrass Lass papers. :) See the original post here.

I hope you have enjoyed my Top Five Some Odd Girl creations! I certainly had fun making them and if you click on my "Some Odd Girl" label at the bottom of my page you'll TONS of other creations using these fabulous digital stamps!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Some Odd Girl Anniversary week

Welcome to Some Odd Girl's ANNIVERSARY WEEK! That's right, SOG is one year old! Come celebrate with us on the Some Odd Girl blog all week long with exciting challenges and LOTS of prizes!!

Want a lil' run down of the week-long events? Here you go:
16th - Kick off and rundown (with a lil' question)
17th - 1 Digi 3 Ways Challenge
18th - an Odd History ***one year TODAY!***
19th - Some Odd Girl Colors Challenge
20th - Kids Coloring Challenge
21st - Some Odd Elements Challenge
22nd - Mini Card Challenge

All challenges will be due by January 23rd at midnight EST with the winners announced on the SOG blog on January 24th. Entering in each challenge, which has its own prize, will also get you one entry in to our BIG draws for the BIG prizes. We've got a couple too :)

I'm super excited for all the fun, how bout' you??!! Some Odd Girl was the very first design team that I joined (*ahem* that would take me...haha) and I'm so grateful to Kristy for all the amazing work she has done over the last year. Even better, I had the chance to meet her this summer at CHA! Looooved it! :)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Sentimental about you...

Ahhh, sketches! I think that will be my main inspiration for 2011. Nothing beats that little bit of extra help in getting started on a creation. For this 'clean and simple' card I used FTL121 from the Clean & Simple challenge blog; a sketch that was from mid-December, but is timeless in my opinion! The pink 'flower' is actually cut from a piece of Prima ribbon. Sentiment is from the the Clearly Sentimental About You set by My Favorite Things.

Stamps: Clearly Sentimental About You (My Favorite Things)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Chamomile (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: White (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Paper Girl collection (Girls' Paperie)
Other: Circle punch, scalloped circle punch (EK Success); Ribbon (Prima); Spring Rain button (Papertrey Ink); Wedding stick pin (Making Memories); Scalloped border punch (SU!)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Challenge Day at Some Odd Girl

Welcome to the first official challenge of 2011 for Some Odd Girl! We're starting the year off by asking YOU to show us your skills at EMBOSSING! Well, let me tell ya, I loooove my embossing folders and impression plates, but haven't pulled out the ol' heat gun in awhile, so I decided to use a combination of all 3 on my card today.
This is the ultra cute Valentine Tobie and I created a boyish card that I will likely give to my sweet son in a few weeks on Valentine's Day. I've shown embossing using an impression plate, a folder, and heat embossing using powder. :) Enjoy!

Stamps: Valentine Tobie digi (Some Odd Girl); 'love' from Mega Mixed Messages (PTI)
Ink: Copic markers; Versamark
Cardstock: White, Blueberry Sky, Pure Poppy (PTI)
Other: Limitless Layers: 1.75" Circle dies, Admit One impression plate (PTI); 'i {heart} u' button (Making Memories); sparkly silver embossing powder (misc.); hearts embossing folder (ProvoCraft); foam dimensionals; scalloped rectangle punch (EK Success)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Hot Mama

I created this card for Mojo Monday's sketch far so good on entering challenges and ACTUALLY getting them uploaded for my 2011 goals!! :) Hahaha. I paper pieced most of the image, colouring the rest with my Copics. I inked all edges and created the paper flower using circle punches and glue! Enjoy! I gave this card to one of my girlfriends, due in May. She is one of around 5 it seems that are pregnant! :)

Stamps: Baby Bump (MFT)
Ink: Tuxedo Black; Chamomile, Chai (PTI); Copic markers
Cardstock: Vintage Cream, white (PTI)
Paper: Togetherness collection (Cosmo Cricket)
Other: circle punches (SU!); flower (Prima)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Viva la Verve!

This card is for the Viva la Verve! January Week 1 sketch challenge (VLVJAN2011- you can see the gallery here). I used my new favourite line, Circa 1934 by Cosmo Cricket, and paired it with Verve's Beautiful You set. Just another fabulous sketch to keep in the files!

Stamps: (Beautiful You) Verve Visual
Ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko; (Chamomile) Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: (Vintage Cream, True Black, Kraft) Papertrey Ink
Paper: (Circa 1934 collection) Cosmo Cricket
Other: (Labels Four) Spellbinders; (flower, crystal flourish) Prima

Sunday, January 9, 2011

A scrapbook page!

It's been awhile since I have posted a scrapbook page! I create them quite often, usually when I'm 'stuck' creating a card, or have little inspiration left. Then I just pull out a cute photo (of my children most often) and scrap away! I like to use sketches, particularly Jana Eubank's Sketches. She has her fabulous sketches all made into lovely templates available for download to print off and use for yourself! This page highlights something obvious- my son's first day of school. I'm a little teary just looking at it! :)Supplies: Kraft cardstock (unknown); Apple Jack collection papers, borders, stickers and elements (Sassafrass Lass); buttons, red Baker's twine (Papertrey Ink); 'Thickers' letter stickers (American Crafts); Raven Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels); Black marker (Zig)

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Digi Day @ Some Odd Girl!

It's another Digi Day for Some Odd Girl over at the PCP and SNR sites. Since we're all still recovering from the holiday hustle and bustle, this time around it's a mellow type of event. Check out the challenge blog for specific details as how to play along. I'll tell you this much, making a Valentine's Day card WITHOUT pink or red was a struggle but I did it!!! :) Check out the ultra cute Valentine Tobie. I paired him up with the least girly paper I could find in the Love Birds collection by Fancy Pants, added a doily (couldn't escape the girly on that one!), and a CUTIE PIE rub-on. Voila! A perfect card to give my nephew this Valentine's Day!

Stamps: Valentine Tobie (Some Odd Girl)
Ink: Copic markers, Spica glitter marker (Copic); Chamomile tea dye(Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Harvest Gold, White (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Love Birds collection (Fancy Pants Designs)
Other: Doily (Martha Stewart); 'love u' (Making Memories); 'cutie pie' rub-on (Cosmo Cricket); 'to/from' card from Love Birds collection (Fancy Pants Designs)

Thursday, January 6, 2011


Nothing beats a bright, bold birthday card! This one is about as bright as it gets, using cheerful papers from the Sassasfrass Lass Nerdy Bird collection. What's great about these papers is that instead of trimming off that annoying piece at the bottom of each 12x12 paper and tossing it, instead it is a decorative border perfect for using on your creations!

I stamped right on the sticker, cut up a Zva crystal for interest and used my Bow Easy to make that cute double bow. Enjoy!

Stamps: Birthday Greetings (Hero Arts)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Paper: Nerdy Bird collection papers (Sassafrass Lass)
Other: Corner Chomper (WRMK); crystal flourish (Zva); Berry Sorbet ribbon, Hawaiian Shores button, twine (Papertrey Ink); Bow Easy tool; Sticker (October Afternoon)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Some Odd Girl Release Day!

Yesterday marked the first release of 2011 for Some Odd Girl and it was a lovey dovey one!! :) Head on over to the store to check out the CUTE digis for sale AND a super cute freebie for the month of January.

I used the new Mail Day Tia for my card which is for Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 98. Tia was coloured with Copics and paired with last year's Cupid line by Pink Paislee. Papers that were so cute, I've been hoarding them all year long! :)

Stamps: Mail Day Tia digi (Some Odd Girl)
Ink: Copic markers; Red Glaze marker (Sakura)
Cardstock: White Stamper's Select (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Cupic collection (Pink Paislee)
Other: Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Scalloped border die (My Favorite Things); I love you pebble (Making Memories); Floral ribbon (Prima); pink gems (Basic Grey); Thickers (American Crafts)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Top 10 of 2010

I've seen this on other blogs as well in the last few days, and thought it was a good idea!! Here's my Top 10 cards from no particular order!!

A cheery Christmas card using some fabulous dies from Papertrey Ink- my new favourite products from this company!

I just love this card...the stamped background, the pewter flourish, and the lovely sentiment...*sigh*

What says cuteness like a dino from MFT? :) I really like my colouring on this one...practise makes perfect when it comes to Copic markers!

This was one of my first cards done using a set from Waltzingmouse those fall colours and that splash of purple.

Tiny Tia from Some Odd Girl. Cute, girly and a pink overload! Love it!

Shades of cream and gold ooze elegance in my opinion- and that pearl flourish?! Ohhhh my! That luscisus ribbon!? Ahhhh. And who doesn't love Thickers by American Crafts?!

I can't get enough of the Capella collection by Basic Grey. Greys, purples and soft pink? Soooo pretty.

More Capella, more Thickers. Nuff' said. :)

This was an invitation to my daughter Robin's 1st birthday party waaaaay back in January 2010. I love how sweet it turned out! This one went in her baby book. :)

In 2010 I joined the Some Odd Girl design team- my first design team ever! This card using Longneck Dino from was published in Scrapbook News and Review July 2010 issue.

Thanks for looking through my review of 2010 cards...I can't wait to get creating in 2011!!