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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Some Odd Girl is ALL kinds of summery cute!

have you SEEN all the fabby new Some Odd Girl images? there have been a couple of HUGE new releases for summer, with lots of sweet summery treats and cute swimmin' and sun-bathin' kids and stuff... i am seriously in LURRRRRVE with Kristy's fabby images. they're my favourites to colour, with the perfect line thickness and just the right amount of detail. ever play with a stamp where you're left staring at your image wondering "what the heck IS that, and how am i supposed to COLOUR it?"? hmm? i have several stamps like that, and it drives me batty. but you will never have that problem with the Some Odd Girl digis!

okay, enough gushing/advertising (hee hee!) - yes, i love my Holmes-dollie, and yes, i am having a TON of fun being an Odd Girl, and if you think you've seen too much of the cuteness on my blog because i make so many cards using the Some Odd Girl images, well TOUGH! 'cuz here's another! :)

this one uses the ridiculously adorable "Nana Split" - and it's SO perfect for summer!

when i saw the photo for the Basic Grey inspiration challenge, i knew exactly what i wanted to do! the yummies in the glass? the colours? (but is that ROE? ew!) then i saw a couple of other challenges that totally fit, so i thought i'd play along with those as well.

Crafty Creations is looking for SHINE (my glittery paper and Doodlebug alphas, plus the Opalines)
Delightful Sketches wanted something SUMMERY (happy ice cream!)
Simon Says "you gotta have friends!"

the Basic Grey stuff i used for this card is the stripey paper on the flower and scallops (from Origins - i LOVE that line), the green Opalines, and the micro mini alphas. i need to get those little suckers in EVERY colour, because they are seriously fantastic and perfect for card sentiments!

oh, so you wanna see the card, right? you got it!

i've had this brown glittery paper FOREVER, and it's been my biggest crafty enemy the whole time. NOTHING sticks to it, and it curls and warps if you use a thick adhesive (like my beloved K & Co glue, which has been discontinued). so this time, i placed all of the elements carefully and stapled everything down, crossing my fingers that it would still stick to the card front when i Zigged it up, and lo and behold, it stuck! leah here, doing the happy snoopy dance! so i guess it's all about the planning when i use this stuff. i still have one more piece, and now i'm more determined than ever to use it up! just not so terrified. :D

that's it for now, chickens. i plan to do lots of crafting this week, and i'm on a mean job hunt, so hopefully i'll have time to check in with you folks around the blogosphere and see what you're all up to. :) have a happy sunday!

oh, and something quick to share, especially for my Holmes-slice... hubbin and The Son and i went to Baltimore on friday. when scoping out a place for dinner, i came across this:

and upon closer inspection, saw THIS in the window:

i swear, this could have been OUR store! Trixie and Holmes, doin' it up all cute-like! :D


  1. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I loveeeeeeeeee that card...the ice cream sundae is ADORABLE!! I loveeeeeeeeee that store too!!! Ohhhhhhhhhhh I think I could fall in love there! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. eak - how seriously cute is that card???? I love it LOVE LOVE LOVE it! And the sentiment is fabulous - are we having a competition in the punny stakes, chickee?!????

  3. your card is gorgeous! I love the coloured it all the pearls and your big flower! Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Creations! bx

  4. OMG! Trix that IS our store! I am totally in love with it too! AWWWW! I want to go there! What kind of shop was it? You totally know that I would so totally open a store with you :)

    eeeep (Trix knows what that is lol)

    And I lurv your fabby card! Its fantastico! Love the sentiment, perfecto!

  5. ooohh ,,, yummmeeee :-) I love this card :) I have similar glittery card and thr only thing I found that works is the rangers high tac tape !! ,, but staples are a fab idea :-)
    the image is so cute !! would make you feel guity eating ice cream ! :-)

    thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x

  6. Leah that card is FABULOUS!!! Great now you made me hungry!

  7. AWWWWWW LOVE the store (and the card girlie!)... Ugh, I MISS YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Leah, this card is DIVINE! I love what you've done with the Split, and the sentiment is so cute!


  9. Hi Leah, well done you - problem overcome with the old staples. Fabulous card, love that beautifully coloured image - yummy!! Gorgeous details and love the fantastic sentiment.
    Thanks for playing along with us this week and both Basic Grey and Simon Says Stamp challenge.
    hugs Heather xx

  10. Hi Leah
    A fabulous card,thankyou for joining us at Delightful Sketches,
    hugs Dianne xx

  11. I love your card! Total cuteness! And that STORE! Dear me, the cuteness abounds!

  12. just too too fabulous!!!! Love the ice cream image!! and all your fab lettering, a very cool and funky card! Hugs Juls

  13. I'm so glad you could play along with us this week at Basic Grey Leah ;o)
    Your card is stunning and you've chosen perfect colours to work with the photo inspiration!
    Hugs Tara xx

  14. Oh wonderful adorable card.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

  15. ok, i am REALLY loving the nana split...and of course your card is ♥AWESOME♥!!! surely there are some rather fab BG prizes on their way to you at challenge end!!! :)

    (ps: yeah i SO HEAR YA re glitter paper! staples, eyelets & sewing machine are about the only options...but of course you can use it LAVISHLY as the TOP layer!!!)

  16. That card is too cute and cool!
    I wanna go in to that shop! Is that a bag with the cute print or?... Either way it's kawaii~~~ X3

  17. This is just sooooooooooo stinkinnnnnnnnnnn cute!!!!!!!!!! Love love love it!!!! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches this week!

  18. GREAT card! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges this week. Good luck!

  19. Fantastic card Leah and such a wonderful image and design. Thanks for joining us at BG challenges. Chris :)


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