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