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Thursday, May 6, 2010

DOLLIE CALL and new challenges!

yes, lots going on in the world of an Orange Girl!
well let me first mention that YESTERDAY, we posted our Dollie Call! we are looking for our next Dollies for the July-December term, and holy wowza, we're ALREADY getting applications! there are some seriously ENTHUSIASTIC people looking to get craft in the Dollhouse, and it makes us SO happy!

HERE'S THE CALL, and the deadline for applications is Tuesday, May 25th - not much time, so GET ON IT! :)

the May challenges have kicked off over there, and all our April winners have been announced, so drop by and check out the new Color Challenge, or the new Elements Challenge, or the new Sketch Challenge. ANNNND, since it's THURSDAY, that means the TRIFECTA ingredients have all been revealed and you are welcome to play!

we have also said goodbye to our lovely April Guest Dollie, Lizzie, who ROCKED the challenges for her month! we're going to miss her in the Dollhouse, but we KNOW we'll be seeing her all over the blogosphere and some of the crafty groups to which we belong. :)

and we welcome VEL, our May Guest Design Dollie, who's already off to a kickin' start, and you're gonna LOVE what you see from her over the next four weeks!

next, PLEASE come on over to the Envious blog to vote for an April winner! the Alice in Wonderland collage was a HUGE hit, and the projects submitted were INCREDIBLE! COME AND CAST YOUR VOTE (and i'm quite certain there will be much oohing and ahhing whilst you peruse the submissions!). tomorrow, our new challenge will be posted, and i can't WAIT to show you all my first Envious creation! (our May collage is SERIOUSLY hot!)

and today, i have a leedle project to show ya... our new SOME ODD GIRL challenge has been announced, and some winners from our last Stash Challenge! the theme for this challenge, which lasts two weeks (projects due by Wednesday, May 19th at midnight EST), is THE EIGHTIES! oh, SO my era! still in love with the music, the movies, and much of the fashion (though if you don a mullet, i'm afraid you're not invited to tea)... i couldn't resist the urge to quote the theme song (and i can't tell you how much i STILL love Simple Minds) of one of THE best movies from the eighties, The Breakfast Club (rest in peace mister John Hughes)!

here's Sweet Kaylee:

(click 'em to enlarge for deets)

do you DIG her neon green tulle bustle? do you REMEMBER when girls wore crinolines both under AND over their clothes? :) i, uh, still have mine.

okay, so check out what the rest of the Odd Girls have done with this challenge - it might not SOUND like an easy task, but there's LOADS of yummy eighties inspiration to be found HERE, and we hope you'll play along to win two Some Odd Girl digis of your choice!

i'm playing along with the challenge at Moxie Fab World (i LOVED the colours of the bag and they totally dictated the background for this card).

hope the week's going great for all of you - yesterday was Cinco de Mayo and we went out for dinner with my MIL, to celebrate Mother's Day a bit early. apparently hubbin is looking for SLIPPERS for me, because i killed my last pair and am in desperate need. :) tonight, i think i need to get ahead with some of the Dollies challenges, and maybe play along with some of the birthday fun in my Cafe Mom group. CIAO, CHICKENS!


  1. love you card for SOG! My hubby loves Simple Minds... we went to see them in Dublin earlier this year!!

  2. duuuuuuuuude I am in love with that card! That neon green tulle, heck - I want a skirt like that RIGHT NOW!!!
    Fantastic card!

  3. You ROCK girlie! The green tulle is awesome and Kaylee is definitely a sweetie. SO love this card's funky layout and your colouring is fabbo. Hugs, Maria

  4. AWESOME 80's card Leah!! I haven't had a chance to play at the Oddies in 2 whole weeks!! I am in withdraw...I just bought Ellie so maybe I will make her a punk rockin ellie?? HAHA that would be great!

    And guess what??I ALREADY got 2 challenges done for the Dollie's! WHOOT!! Aren't you so proud? LOL, I was in a crafting slump I think..and I was in major drawing mode! ANYWHO! I'll TTYS, and hope you guys like my entry for the Dolls DT! (I didn't submit it yet, I mean when I do..later...can you tell I am nervous??)

  5. gorgeous!! Fab combo of gorgeous bright colours and I love the netting detail! Hugs Juls

  6. that freaking rocks!! i love the tulle! i love the 80's! anyone who is successful for the dollies team will be very fortunate to work alongside the founders. you are awesome. xo

  7. Super cute card! The bit of tulle you added is such a fantastic touch and I love the song title as the sentiment! :)

  8. What a fantastic card!!! Yes, I remember tulle (I remember wearing crinolines under my dresses when I was little!) ITCHY!

    Good luck with the slippers. ;) I kill a few pairs each year, myself.

  9. that card is ADORABLE!!! I love love love love love all that yummy GREEN! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  10. Okay I have to say, I'm SO loving the lime green tulle. I LOVED the Breakfast Club... wouldn't it be fun to do a 'where are they now?' on them??

  11. Can I tell you how happy that tutu is making me???? Nope. I can't. Why? Because there simply are no words! That is seriously the cutest card!!! I love it!!!

  12. you are already having another Dollie Call? wow- it seems like just yesterday!!!

    Love that little tulle skirt on the card- adorable! Hope you have a FAB weekend chicky!!
    xoxo~ zoa!

  13. Marvelous card. Leah!!!! I loooovvveee that green crinoline. Your coloring a beautiful.

  14. Hi Dear Leah!!! You' re so sweet!!! Thnks for all and for encouragement on my blog. But, my life is crazy... hehehe, but I know that God has blessed me sooo much.
    But I simply LOVE LOVE and LOVE being on Design Dollies DT. I was happy and surprise to know about the other 6 months term call... WOW... Can I participate again???? hahhaha... I'm just kidding. But I 'will think deeply about... I love being you girls so much! I learned a lot and adjusted my creative way.
    Thanks for all!!! Hugs!

  15. `Gorgeous` card Leah:)

  16. Hey Leah! What a fun approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)


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