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They are coming here soon! At some point the OH & I decided to transfer my WP blog to a new host & while doing that & taking care of the LO I didn’t export the blog as well as I should have.

I have the posts, I have the images. I just don’t have the images in the posts. So bear with me as I get them all (733!) updated & published correctly.

In the meantime, enjoy new content!

A 60th Bugaboo Stamps Birthday

Long time no see!

It really has been quite awhile since I’ve created anything, let alone posted it up on the blog. If you subscribe to my RSS, you won’t see the change to the blog, but I have a new web host & a new look. A new logo is in the works as well. 😉 As of right now the blog is quite sparse, some of your old links might not work anymore as some posts are missing. Well…they aren’t missing per se, but the images are & so I un-published them for the time being. I’m working hard on getting all the images uploaded & a new gallery as well. 

It feels good to be back in the crafting world again. 

I have taken a long sabbatical from coloring & card making but the itch has me again. Now that the LO is in daycare & I’m back to work I NEED my creative outlet. Plus, I have felt bad not having a stash of birthday cards for family, which leads us today’s card.

I posted this already on my Facebook page, but now you get the full deets. 

The Card

A 60th Birthday card

Per a request from the MIL, I quickly colored up Gus from Bugaboo Stamps & made this card for a family friend who turned 60. The sentiment is just hilarious!

Copics Used

Image: Gus from Bugaboo Stamps

Skin: E000, E21, E11, R20
Hair: C0, C1
Hat/Vest: YG93, YG95, YG97
Pants: E50, E51, E53, E33, E35
Hills: G14, G05, G16, G17
Bush: YG93, YG95, YG97
Flags: Y13, Y15, Y17

Until next time!

I’ll be posting as much as I can with excitement, let me tell you. I’m just so happy to have the time & energy to start crafting again. You might even see some other crafting things I’ve been up to as well. 😉

Pop it Up in March

Heya friends! I’m here again with a new creation. It is for the March Challenge up on Some Odd Girl.

I finally got to coloring up one of the new Hipster Cats from January! This is Coffee Cat, who is just adorable.

Image: Coffee Cat (Some Odd Girl)
Copics Used:
Cat: C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, R20
Hat/Skirt: E33, E35, E37
Hair: B04, B05, B97
Shirt/Tights: Y13, Y15, Y17
Cardigan/Tights: R81, R83
Coffee: C0, C1, E55, E57

Continuing with my flat themed cards, this one is popped up in order to fit the March Challenge. 🙂 Still, I had a lot of fun coming up with what to do, and what paper to use!

February Some Odd Girl Release Review

Hey everyone! One new thing that we are doing at Some Odd Girl is our Some Odd Girl Release Review, where at the end of every month we get to look back on the projects made with that month’s new digis. 🙂 It is a great idea & I love it.

Here you have two of my own projects, one being new and the other is from the Valentine’s Hop.

My new creation is using the awesome new SOG character, Dakota. This is one tough cookie! Even with that being said, she still knows how to take it easy and just be.

Image: Lounging Dakota
Copic Markers used:
Skin: E11, E13, E15, E19
Hair: C3, B28, C5, C7
Shirt: R81, R83
Pants: C3, C5, C7

I’m sticking with my flat cards, but have switched over to an A6 size. This is a bit easier for me to print out images for a next-to-full sized card base. I love concentrating on just coloring the images and accenting with a patterned paper and border. 🙂

A little refresher from the V-day’s hop – Swoon Dakota! She is just a fabulous, versatile character and I can’t wait to see more of her.

There were quite a number of new images in February, so make sure to stop by the Blog for our Some Odd Girl Release Review to see examples from the Design Team! Or…you could just hop over to the store and pick yourself up some NEW digis!

 

Tea pot friendship has its perks

Hey everyone! I was up on the Some Odd Girl blog yesterday with our February Challenge reminder. I created this little sequin studded card using Tea Pot digi stamp!

I’m a fan of all coffee/tea related and since having Miss E, I finally understand the NEED for the brown stuff, so when Kristy made up Tea Pot I was thrilled! It also let me try to get my metal coloring on – this is a hard technique I tell ya.

Copics used:
R24, R27, R29, R59, R89
C1, C3, C5, C7, C9

While I didn’t use too many Copics I felt that extra R59 in the reds made a huge difference on that Tea Pot. I was lucky enough that my need-to-be-replaced Cool Greys actually added a bit the effect I was after on the stainless steel.

I LOVE shaker cards! They are just so much fun and create a super-flat card, which keeps the postage down. 😀 It doesn’t hurt that I love sequins, and for our Feb Challenge I even whipped out some red heart shaped sequins and even a pearl heart!

For those who love challenges, Some Odd Girl has brought back our challenges to the Some Odd Girl Blog. They are now monthly long challenges with the theme “Anything ODD Goes”. There will be a twist to each challenge though, so keep an eye out. I’m sure you figured out this month’s. 😉

February hopping with Dakota and Some Odd Girl

Welcome to my stop on the Some Odd Girl Valentine’s Day Blog Hop! You should have arrived from Lynda’s blog but if you just stopped by then head back to the beginning to get started so you don’t miss any stops. We have a lot of participants, but it is so worth going through each of the blogs so grab a cuppa and enjoy!

For my V-Day Hop stop, I made a CAS card using the new gorgeous SWOON DAKOTA DIGI STAMP. This 1950’s retro gal certainly had me swooning and itching to get my Copics out!

I paired this beauty up with some fun retro papers and one of the best quotes out there “she believed she could, so she did”. I’m one for empowering my fellow women whenever I can. 🙂

Here you go with a close up of our lovely Swoon Dakota. She is just so fabulous! Make sure you check out the other two digis with our Dakota, you can see them all here.

Image: Swoon Dakota Digi Stamp
Copic Markers used:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair: R81, R83, R85, R89
Eyes: E31, E33, E35
Shirt/Hairband: R81, R83, R85, R89, BG01, BG05, BG09
Pants: B93, B95, B97, B99
Shoes: C3, C5, C7

Be sure to check in and comment on each blog, including this one, to be the most eligible. Since we’re spreading the love so hardcore, everyone gets 14% off at the Some Odd Girl shop using code SOGLove! But, we’ll also be choosing 2 lucky winners from those of you who comment on every blog, each receiving a $14 spending spree in our shop.

Here’s our hop list…
SOG Blog
Patti
Melissa
Leah
Anna
Ria
Elle
Nicoletta
Alexis
Sadia
Christa
Therese
Janine
Lynda
Tabbatha (You are HERE!)
Kristy

Some Odd Girl Ghost of Santa Past

Hello my friends! I’m up on the Some Odd Girl blog again today with this this number using the fantastic Santa Clear Stamp.

Santa Card

It is a remake of a card that I made last year. You can see the original card on the Some Odd Girl blog. 😉 I loved Santa and how he was colored up, but the card was not something I liked so there is nothing better than to make something a little bit different.

Don’t forget that you still have time to hop along our HolODDay Hop, you can start with the master list here. For your chance at winning some presents make sure to comment along the hop.

Fairy Bear on Kraft

Hello, hello! I’m over on the Make it Crafty blog again this Wednesday featuring a card with the cutie Fairy Bear!

Fairy Bear Card

I worked some magic with Copics and some kraft cardstock. Usually I leave the pencils for kraft, but I wanted to get some Copic coloring done so challenged myself a bit. The biggest difference between the white and kraft is that the kraft is more fibrous and thus soaks up the copics differently. Once you have that in mind, you can begin working!

My Copic Color Choices:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R22
Hair: E55, E57, E59
Sweater: R24, R27, R29, R59, R89, G05, G16, G17
Pants: BV20, BV23, BV25
Wings: B00, B02
Bear: E31, E33, E35, E37, Y13, Y17, Y28

I found myself using an extra light hand while coloring Fairy Bear on kraft, which is good! I have a heavy hand so the kraft helped me to lighten up. I’m almost out of kraft cardstock, but until then I think I’ll continue practicing. 😉

I also tried a different approach on coloring the light natural chipboard pieces. I used my White Wink of Stella, which I have to admit I don’t use often at all. I wasn’t sure if the chipboard pieces would actually show the white, but against the kraft they still pop – and have a little bling to them. 😀

Make it Crafty Products Used:
Fairy Bear Digi Stamp
Believe Brush Script Word Chipboard
Pretty Snowflake Chipboard Set

HolODDay Hop

Good morning, Oddies! It’s that time of year again for our Hol-Odd-Day Hop and the Odd Girls have some ah-mazing projects for you this season! This is our last week of posts before the we take our holiday break, so what better time to hop than now! You can hop with us all week as well as joining us for special holiday posts here on our blog.

Our Odd Girls love the holidays, and what’s the best thing about theholidays? Presents!

I mean..giving and family and all that stuff. But, c’mon. Presents. But, you’re only eligible for a special Some Odd Girl gift if you leave a comment on each of our Design Team elves blogs. Deal?

Now, let’s get a hoppin! If you get lost, just come back HERE to the main list:

Some Odd Girl blog

Melissa
Anna
Ellen
Tabbatha <— you are here
Elle
Lynda
Kristy

The HolODDay Card

Oh my word, aren’t the gingerbread people from Gingerbread Kaylee Clear Stamp just the cutest? I paired them with the tree from Build a Snowman Clear Stamp – seriously LOVE this tree! I colored everything with Polychromos pencils on Neenah Desert Sand cardstock.

The card is made up of two layers of white cardstock, cut out to be snowy hills. What you don’t see are the little bling bling sparkles of my Wink of Stella on the white cardstock. 🙂

The Presents!

Be sure to leave a comment at each blog for a chance to win a special prize, $25 gift certificate with some extra winners of $5 that we’ll announce on Saturday Dec 17, but everyone can get 25% off in the shop with the code HOLODDDAY! We’re so happy to have spent another year with all of you and we can’t wait to bring you some more ODD fun in 2017!

Some Odd Products Used

GINGERBREAD KAYLEE CLEAR STAMP
BUILD A SNOWMAN CLEAR STAMP
SORBET SEQUINS

Some Odd Girl Movie Monday recap on a Wednesday

Hey hey everyone! I wanted to do a little recap on my own blog of a fab Some Odd Girl Movie Monday that was up on the inspiration blog this week. I’m so happy over how this project turned out using the Build a Snowman Clear Stamp Set.

3D Tree Ornament

So here is the end result, a magical 3D ornament with a little 3D paper piecing of one clear stamp! Make sure you hop over to the Some Odd Girl Movie Monday post or our YouTube channel to take a look on how I put this project together.

Here’s another view!