Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Some Odd Girl and Freckled Fawn Blog Hop

Happy Wednesday!

So excited about today becuase Some Odd Girl is teaming up with Freckled Fawn!
A Freckled and Odd hop!
Fawnies and Oddies share the stage, mix up products and bring the WOW with a fun blog hop that runs now through Monday, May 5th at midnight EDT! See how cute and quirky stamps pair up with sweet and darling embellishments as you hop along, and be sure to leave a comment at each stop because there will be two winners! Each will get a fabulous prize from BOTH Some Odd Girl and Freckled Fawn!
You might have arrived here from the Freckled Fawn blog.   if so, you’re on the right track!  If not, you can get started at the Freckled Fawn blog.
For my project I used the April Oh Deer Me embellishment kit.  This kit totally rocks! There was washi tape, wood veneer, alphabet, and puffy stickers!  Yeah, I know embellie heaven!  
So now it was time to play! I decided to make a layout about my boys adventure at a local splash park.  

The washi tape had a pink/red tone combined with gold and I placed that at the top and bottom of my layout!  I LOVED the epic wood veneer banner.  For som reason my oldest says this ALL the time and thought it would be fun to add that to the title.  I then went through my stash and found some more wood veneer from Feckled Fawn and added them to tie together the embellies!  The vellum alphabet is totally amazing.  I love that teal/green color! I then added a puffy heart.

Now it was time to start adding my Some Odd Girl stamps.  I used stamps from 4 different sets (the camera, two different hearts, and 2 different sentiments) I stamped them using my Jenni Bowlin ink in red and grey to tie the colors together. I also added the yummy gold doily from the shop as well.  The Some Odd Girl stamps just rock for adding them to a scrapbook layout!

Now here is the important information you need for the HOP!
Here is your hop list… Feel free to hop at your own pace over the next few days but be sure not to miss anybody, because our winners will be randomly drawn from ANY of the blogs along the hop! Ready? Here we go!
Enjoy the hop, folks, and we sincerely hope you’re inspired by all the fun stuff you see along the way! Thank you SO MUCH to Freckled Fawn and the amazing Fawnies for joining us for this event! Happyhump day, and join us next Wednesday when we announce the winners!  Now you’re off to Jo’s blog, and remember you have until MONDAY, MAY 5th at MIDNIGHT EASTERN to leave your comments. Good luck, and have fun!

paper- paper bakery kit
stamps, gold doily- some odd girl
wood veneer, alphabet, wahsi tape, puffy sticker- Freckled Fawn
ink- jenni bowlin
sewing machine

Thanks so much for joining me today.  See you soon.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Tuesday Core'dinations Mother's Day Challenge

Happy Tuesday

The Core'dinations DT was given the assignment to create something for Mother's Day.  I still had two photos that I had not scrapped from 2012.  We went on a Mother's day hike and I loved these two photos.  Michael was NOT happy because he did not want his photo take but I love the photo anyway!  Jack is always ready for a photo! LOL!
So I broke out my Core' Impressions and lightly sanded it to bring out the fun pattern.  I hen embossed several other pieces of cardstock using my Darice embossing folders (the chocolate and pink colors) I then layered them under my  photo and added a touch of Bella blvd. pattern paper. I then added some fun stickers and flowers from Bella as well.  (Love breaking into my stash!).  Finally I added some enamel dots from Glitz.

cardstock- Core'dinations (Core Impressions, Pastels, Chocolate Box)
stickers, pattern paper,flowers, alphabet- bella
enamel dots

I am linking this layout up over at Paper Issues becuase they have a new challenge up and Mums the Word.  Link any of your projects relating to Mom's etc.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will be back with a new layout from Some Odd Girl.  We are having a Blog Hop and it is going to be FUN! So come and join us.  See you then,  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Monday Just Saying Hello

Happy Monday!

Did you have a nice weekend?  We had a crazy busy weekend but it was so awesome!  I do need another weekend to recover from this one though.  I am counting the hours till Friday! LOL!

I had some time to play along with  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  This was another fun challenge.  The challenge was Hero Arts Clean and Simple Card and you get a bonus if you create a one layer card!

It has been awhile since I have played with my Hero Arts stamps.  I was excited for this and brokes out this beautiful flower.  I haven't used this stamp in like forever.  I colored it with my spectrum noir markers and then found the perfect sentiment.  Finally I added some Hero Arts pearls!

Here is a video on how I made this card.

supply list
cardstock- Core'dinations 110lb
stamps- hero arts
ink- memento, hero arts
pearls- hero arts
spectrum noir markers

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I have a fun week planed with some new cards and layouts.  I can't wait!  See you tomorrow with a layout using some yummy Core'dinations cardstock! Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Friday Hey Dude

Happy Friday!

I was feeling crafty this week but I didn't have a lot of time.  I needed to make a card for my little one's lunch box and I came across this new sketch.  So I decided to enter a couple of challenges!

First, I used the Retro Sketch from THIS WEEK'S CHALLENGE .  Head on over there to see all details!

Love this sketch and knew it would work great with my CAS style.

Next, I wanted to play with some of my Paper Smooches stamps and this week over at the Sparks Challenge Blog it was Anything Goes!  This is my favorite challenge becuase you can create anything you want!
I splurged the other day and bought a new stamp set- Little Fellas.  
I thought my boys would love some lunch box cards made with these stamps!  So I got busy and created this card. 

I broke into my paper stash once again and pulled out some really old Doodlebug paper (whenever I use my old Doodlbug paper I always seem to smile- the paper is just bright and cheery!  It got me thinking that I need to do a layout with it.  Put that on the top of my to do list!) and found some matching yummy May Arts chevron ribbon and then colored my litte dino with copics and spectrum noir markers

I even made a quick video for you.  I hope you enjoy it.
cardstock- neenah solar white
paper, pearls- doodlebug
ribbon- may arts
stamps- paper smooches
ink- memento, hero arts
spectrum noir markers

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will be back next week with some new layouts!  See you then. Have a wonderful and crafty weekend.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Thursday Fun Friends

Happy Thursday

I have been having so much fun in my craft room lately.  I have a new look on my craft and I am totally lovin' it.  I am really having fun trying some new techniques.  My layout for today (sorry it is a bit blurry but the lighting wasn't very good- cloudy day :()  I will try to take another pic if I have time!

For this layout I wanted to try my hand at watercolors and I used a pretty purple.  A little bit is peeking through.  I made this entire layout with scraps.  The paper is an older collection from Bella Blvd.  When we were pumpkin shopping we went into the gift shop and saw this really cool witch that was HUGE!  Jack jumped up on the table and yelled - Mom, take my picture with my new friend.  LOL! 
I also made a process video to share with you on how I used my scraps to make this layout.
supply list
cardstock- core'dinations
paper-stickers- chipboard- Bella Blvd.
studio calico wood veneer
freckled fawn enamel dots
recollections pearls
spectrum noir

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wednesday Lawnscaping Mini Challege

Happy Wednesday

There is a Brand New Lawnscaping Challenge!  The Challenge is to create a mini card or mini card set! 
I need to make a little gift for one of my coworkers.  She does so many nice things for me and I want to give her a couple of cards for all occasions.  So I broke out my Lawn Fawn stamps and got busy!  I have two designs and I just changed the sentiments and so I will have a total of 6 cards in the set.  Each card measures 4x4. 

Here is the first design.  I love that pink flamingo.  I colored her in bright pink using my Spectrum Noir markers.

My second design used the totally cute Gnome!  I just love him.  I once again colored my image with my Spectrum Noir markers.

Here are both of them together.  I am going to make 4 more and just change the sentiments to make a complete mini card set!

I also made a quick video on how I made these little mini cards.  Hope you enjoy it!
Core'dinations 110 lb. cardstock
Lawn Fawn Stamps and Dies
Ink- Hero Arts, Jenni Bowlin, Memento
Spectrum Noir

Thanks for stopping by.  I will be back tomorrow with a quick and easy layout plus another video!  See you then. Have a wonderful and crafty day!


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tuesday SOG Party Crab

Happy Tuesday

Tuesday means it is time for another Some Odd Girl Digi Release and this weeks release is just sooo cute.  Meet Party Crab!  This little critter is ready to bring a smile on anyone's face.  He is just so darn cute.  I used my Party Crab for a Birthday card.  I made it real clean and simple.  I colored my little crabby with my spectrum noir markers and fussy cut it out.  I then used my Core'dinations cardstock to make my card base.  I then found a scrap of paper cut it for my center.  Next, I heat embossed my sentiment using a Some Odd Girl Clear Stamp and attached my crabbie.  The last thing that I did was add a couple of green pearls.  So fun and easy!

carstock- core'dinations
stamps- clear and digi- Some Odd girl
pearls- recollections
spectrum noir markers

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Please stop by the Some Odd Girl Shop to check out this stamp and the other new releases.  I will be back tomorrow with a new mini card set.  See you then.  Have a wonderful and crafty day.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday Lax Tough

Happy Friday!

I am soooo glad the weekend is here!  We have a super fun weekend planned with lots of family time!  I can't wait!

I have been super crafty this week.  I actually got to play with my stash and I came up with this layout.  Again I am trying to finish up 2012!  In June Jack started with Lacrosse at the Y with a beginner class and he instantly fell in love with it.  This was him at his first game.  He was so darn cute!
For my layout I broke into an older Echo Park Boy collection.  I know it came out like 2 or more years ago and it I thought it worked perfectly with this photo.  I started off with a piece of Core'dinations Graphic 45 Cardstock and then layered my paper- stickers- chipboard and brads.  I loved playing with all of it!  So much fun!  (Lax is the name for LaCrosse just in case you didn't know.  I know I had no idea until Jack started playing- LOL!)

cardstock- Core'dinations
paper,stickers,chipboard,brads- Echo Park
sewing machine

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will be back next week with  a couple of new projects.  See  you then.  Have a wonderful and crafty weekend!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thursday SSS Challenge Animal Antics

Happy Thursday!

When I saw the new challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog I about flipped because the theme for this week is Animal Antics!  I love it! I came home from school and got busy!

To See all the details of the challenge please go HERE!

I broke into my Some Odd Girl Stamps and found TONS of great animals!  I made this card for a friend and she is a HUGE dog lover so I thought this little cutie would be perfect for her.  I colored her in with my Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol and then colored her hat with my Spectrum Noir markers.  I then found some scraps of paper and added some fun yummy ribbon and some matching gems!  I love how it turned out!
cardstock- neenah solar white
stamps- some odd girl
ribbon- may arts
paper- elle's studio
gems- simon says stamps
Prismacolor Pencils
Spectrum Noir

I am also entering this adorable card in the latest issue of Paper Issues- Cats and Dogs!

Thanks for stopping by today.  I will be back tomorrow with a new layout.  See you then.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tuesday SOG Skateboard Tobie

Happy Tuesday!

Tuesday means it is time for a brand new digi release from Some Odd Girl!  Today we have one of my faves, Skateboard Tobie!  I LOVE this digi becuase my oldest son LOVES to skateboard.  I colored this skateboard after my son's.  He was so happy when he bought his Shawn White board.  He was so totally proud of it.  So this card is totally for him!
cardstock- Core'dinations
dies- lawn fawn
stamps- digi and clear- some odd girl
spectrum noir markers
hero arts gems
the twinery

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will see yo usoon.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Monday Core Make a Wish

Happy Monday!

Did you have a nice weekend?  We did!   The weather was nice ( a bit windy) and we spent a lot of time outside!  Loved hanging with my boys.

Today I have a new layout I made for Core'dinations.  We were given the challenge to create a project using the Chocolate Box collection.  I have to say I have been a bit intimidated by this collection but I jumped in and now I am totally addicted to it!.

1. I started with my Spotted Core and sanded it just a bit in some places and then heavily in others.  I cut it down and placed it on a piece of Imaginisce pattern paper.

2.  I took a piece of Chocolate Box and ran it through my Fiskars paper crimper and then sanded it to expose the core.  You can see below how the beautiful blue color is coming through.  
3.  I tore the bottom of the Chocolate Box piece to expose the inner core even more.
4.  I attached my photo and then glued it to my base.
5.  I  then used my sewing machine and went around this piece a couple of times.
5. I then used some Imaginisce embellishments and made my own using my Lawn Fawn star dies and some more yummy Core cardstock.  For the finishing touch I added some chocolate enamel dots!

Cardstock:  Core Essentials, Core'dinations Chocolate Box, Core'dinations Spotted collection, Core Impressions Jillilbean Soup
paper, die cut, sticker- Imaginisce
lawn fawn dies
enamel dots- glitz
sewing machine
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will be back tomorrow with the new digi release for Some Odd Girl!  See you then!  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday TAWS BE Inspired #51

Happy Friday!
I don't know about you but I am sooooo ready for the weekend.  I am totally psyched becuase we only have a couple of things on our to do list and then it is time to relax!  I can't wait.  I think we are going to dye our Easter Eggs, make Easter cookies and just have some fun family time!

I had some time this week to play around a bit with my stamps and you know how I love The Alley Way challenges.  This inspiration just totally got my mind racing!   To see all the details head on over to Be Inspired #52
For my card I started with a piece of red Core'dinations cardstock and sanded it down a bit.  I then stamped my sentiments using The Alley Way Stamps on my 110 lb smooth cardstock and then fussy cut them out.  Next I pop dotted them on and added a fun polka dot clothes pin.  Love how this turned out!
A close up of the sentiments:
cardstock- core'dinations
stamps- the alley way stamps and hero arts
ink- jenni bowlin
clothes pin- recollections

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will be back next week with some new projects.  See you then!  Have a w onderful and crafty weekend.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Thursday Core'dinations Easter

Happy Thursday!

When I think of Easter I think of Spring, New Beginnings, Colored Eggs and Bunnies!  So when the Core'dinations Design Team was given the assignment to create a project with Spring in mind I immediately thought of the above things.  So I started going through my stash to see what I could come up with and I found a bunch of fun goodies!

1.  First, I embossed a piece of the 110 lb. smooth cardstock from Core'dinations with one of my Darice embossing folders.  I just love the look of those Easter eggs.
2.  I then got out my The Alley Way Stamps and stamped my cute little bunny and carrot and colored them using my Spectrum Noir markers.
3. I fussy cut the images out and put them to the side.
4.  I cut my grass using the Core'dinations Gemstone cardstock with my Silhouette.
5.  Next, I stamped my egg stamp on my Core Essentials Cardstock.  A quick tip here!  First, Sand the paper to the desired level.
Now stamp the image on the cardstock.  It is a lot easier to sand first and it comes out looking perfect every time!

I then put the card together and this is how it turned out!

cardstock- Core'dinations 110lb smooth, Core Essentials, Core Gemstones
Stamps- The Alley Way Stamps
Markers- Spectrum Noir
Darice Embossing Folder
Sand it Gadget
Dust Buddy
Ink- Memento, Hero Arts

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I will be back tomorrow with a new project.  See you then.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tuesday SOG Hip Hop Hooray

Happy Tuesday!

Today is the second clear stamp release for April from Some Odd Girl and I think you are going to LOVE this set.  I know I did when I saw it.  It was Bunny Love at First Sight!  Hip Hop Hoooray features 2 little bunnies along with some super sentiments!  I used this set on a layout.
I used 4 of the stamps from this set- the cute little bunny, bunny love, hip hop hooray and egg-celent.  I love how they added the perfect touches to this layout I made using the JIllibean Soup paper along with the Core'dinations cardstock.  This is a photo of my oldest at our Church Easter Egg Hunt.

cardstock- Core'dinations
paper, stickers- JIllibean soup
stamps clear- Some Odd Girl
doily- michael's

Stop by the Some Odd Girl Store today to check out the new releases AND stop by the Some Odd Girl Blog to check out more inspiration using these awesome stamps!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will see you soon.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Monday SOG Bunny Girl Gwen

Happy Monday!

This week is very exciting over at Some Odd Girl becuase this is the April Clear Stamp Release WEek and Kristy has some of THE cutest stamps coming out.  First up is Bunny Girl Gwen! This stamp set features Gwen and some amesome fun sentiments!  Here is my project
I broke out some old Jillibean Soup and made my card. I then stamped Gwen on my Core 110lb smooth cardstock and colored her with my Spectrum Noir markers.  I then fussy cut her out and pop dotted her to the center of the card.  Next, I stamped my sentiment and again pop dotted it as well.  Finally, I added some plain pearls.

cardstock- Core'dinations
paper- Jillilbean Soup
Stamps- Clear Some Odd Girl
ink- memento, hero arts
pearls - recollections

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I will be back tomorrow with the second new release, Bunny Love!  See you tomorrow.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Thursday Special Night Movie Night

Happy Thursday!

I am LOVING my new found free time.  I really feel awesome about my hobby again! I have been playing in my stash and using it up!!!!  I love it and when I saw this challenge over at Elle's Studio I knew it would be awesome to play with my Noel paper collection.  So here is the awesoem sketch.

Isn't fun??  I have had this photo from 2012 with my boys and we were getting ready to start the Elf on the Shelf and to begin we watched the DVD for our special movie night.  The boys were sooo excited and I love this photo of them.

I combined my Noel collection along with my Some Odd Girl stamps.  I just can't seem to stop stamping on my layout lately!!!!
paper, tags, journailing cards- elle's studio
stamps- some odd girl
alphabet- jillibean soup
flair- ???

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will see you soon.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wednesday SOG 2014 Announcement!

Happy WEdnesday!

I have some fun news today to share.  I was asked back for the 2014-2015 Some Odd Girl Design Team.  I am literally thrilled over the top that Kristy has asked me back.  If you follow my blog at all you know that the Some Odd Girl stamps are my absolute fave!!!  I love including them on my cards and scrapbook pages. They so make me happy!  I am so exited also to be a part of this team becuase there are some huge things happening at Some Odd Girl and I am so excited to be a part of it!.

We were asked to pick one of our favorite projects and I would have to say this layout is one of my all time faves using Some Odd Girl stamps and products!
I used 4 different stamp sets on this layout and I just had so much fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Tuesday SOG Community Challenge

Happy Tuesday!

Are you ready for a challenge?  The Facebook Some Odd Girl Community Page is having a fun challenge that starts today.  Create a project that has clouds, rain, umbrellas etc.  I loved this challenge and I broke out my Happy Day stamp collection!  I first stamped my cloud and then heat embossed in gold the rain drops.  Next I cut out some smaller clouds and ran them through my Cuttlebug with an embossing folder.  Finally, I stamped my sentiment.

cardstock- core'dinations 110 lb smooth and Core Essentials
stamps- Some Odd Girl
ink- jenny bowlin, versamark, hero arts
Sizzix embossing folder
American Craft Gold embossing folder

Be sure to stop by the Some Odd Girl Community to see all the details on this challenge!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will be back tomorrow with some fun news!  See you then.  Have a wonderful and crafty day.