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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

it's a SOGgy feature... helllooooo Roller Mae!

i'm gonna cut right to the chase today, crafty peeps. we are featuring a digi until March 11th, as a reminder of what fabulous images there are at that may not be getting as much love, espesh with all the gorje new releases we've shared lately! i was very excited when i learned that Roller Mae was getting some love, and i couldn't wait to pounce! we Odd Girls are happy to show you what this little miss is all about! check her out!

i busted out a few older elements, too, like that Heidi Swapp sentiment sticker, and that K & Company fabric, and those old Jolee's stickers - these things have been collecting dust for well over a year! but Mae? she's not a dust collector. oh no, she is more into collecting dreams and picking flowers and enjoying the sun on her face and the wind in her hair! isn't she the sweetest thing?! can't you just FEEL spring around the corner?

i've always been rather smitten with her. and how appropriate that i'll have a booth at an upcoming craft fair in March that's sponsored by the Broadway Brawlers, South Jersey's own Roller Girls! i can't wait! Roller Mae is ON SALE right now at for 25% off! ('cuz digis aren't cheap enough to begin with, right?!). CLICK HERE to put her in your shopping cart! :D

and CLICK HERE to see what other ideas the Odd Girls had for this image, and hopefully you'll be inspired!

playing along with the challenges at....

Crafts & Me - they're looking for "Shades of Spring"
Pollycraft - their theme is "Teenage Dream" - when i was 14, rollerskating was ALL i did on weekends!

and i am off to get my workday started! have a fabulous Tuesday, friends! :D

Sunday, February 26, 2012


there is colouring going on in the house of Orange, and the other day, i did a bit of a sweep to see what crafty stuff i want to sell. stay tuned! there will be some photos! the last time i offered up either a trade or sell, but this time i'm all about sellin'. need to clear some space (espesh if we're hoping to move into a new house later this year) and make money for my Copics. 'cuz 12 simply won't do!

are you all getting your craft on? what are you working on? tell me! i need to know! :) craftin'? chillin'? getting ready for the Oscars? (i'm sorry, but FORGET Oscar, gimme The Walking Dead!)

the sun is GORJE today, so it's nice to have a bit of natural light that i can actually USE for a change. and Trader Joe's "JOE" coffee is the bizzomb. fer serious. i love this stuff and it's gonna get me through the day!

random pic 'cuz i know you people like your visual stimulation!

(i was once ALMOST eaten by a T-Rex!)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Charisma's seein' the love in the air!

LOVE IS IN THE AIR at Charisma this week, folks, and i will admit, i am obsessed with this MME paper for these types of cards. i'll just throw it right out there and then i'll tell you what i'm talkin' about...

see that little balloon with the birds?

well, paired up with the cloud stamps (because they're SO versatile and the perfect size!) from the GROW Nouveau Girls clear set from Some Odd Girl, i think it makes a fun little one-layer CAS card. and there are tons of these little birdie balloons in MME's Love Me Do pack, so i'm rather smitten!

i've also been lovin' heavily on my MS scoring board, which i thought framed the card nicely without distracting from the image/sentiment. oh, yes! the sentiment? my favie little teensy-weensy rubons from Doodlebug! they're so fussy, but what FUN little fonts, and the size is adorable when you're after something understated. :) and i was!

so there we go. LOVE IS IN THE AIR at Charisma this week, and our Charisma Galz have brought their A-Game this week! CLICK HERE to see what they've done to inspire you, and play along to win....

a £10 voucher to spend at

and 6 single digis from

play along with the Charisma Galz by next Wednesday for your chance to win!

i also played along at Crafty Calendar Challenges - their theme for February is Love & Marriage

a little something charming!

a quickie post today, now that all of the excitement with the Nouveau Girls release at Some Odd Girl has died down a little (but just a little, 'cuz these lovelies will be popping up all over the blogosphere!)...

i was asked to make an anniversary card for my very sweet friend, and while she loves the cutesy stuff, i thought i'd go in a different direction with this one. of course it was a challenge to AVOID putting some adorbs little character on the final product, but here's what i came up with:

simple, but i used one lonely piece of patterned paper from an older DCWV stack, added some white AC Remarks stickers, stamped my sentiment (which is a combination of Some Odd Girl and CC Designs sentiments) onto a paint swatch from Home Depot, mounted it onto a second swatch, added my ribbons and charm, distressed and doodled the edges, and voila! i hope she likes it! oh, and here's the inside:

(that's a MSE! sentiment in there) i hope she likes it! i just dropped it off in her mailbox. now i must get working on birthday party invitations for her daughter, who's turning 14 next month. thanks for keeping me busy, Z! :)

so i played along at Stamptacular Sundays - their challenge is "Charm Me!", so i hope there's something charming about this card! ;)

and at DYSU, they're looking for something DISTRESSED!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

3 of 3 Nouveau Girls - meet FAN!

yep, another beauty for you to check out, and i think this has been a fabulous week over at Some Odd Girl! it's been a while since our very first Nouveau Girls release, and it was definitely time to let loose some more gorgeous sets. are you ready? this is day three, and this is FAN:

this pic doesn't do her justice. seriously. just LOOK at her!

that dress? LOVE it. the long, flowy hair with those pouty lips? just, WOW. i'm a fan. (tee hee!) and i can see her all gothed up too, can't you? oooohhhhh.

she's the third of the brand new Nouveau Girls available at, and these three clear stamp sets are selling like hotcakes! (i was never really sure what that meant - just how fast do hotcakes sell?) grab yours now by CLICKING HERE, and if you want more inspiration (and i can promise you LOADS of it!), head on over to the Some Odd Girl blog and see what the Nouveau Girls design team have whipped up for your viewing pleasure!

you may want to comment on the Some Odd Girl blog, too. just sayin'! *wink, wink, nudge, nudge*

playing along at the ABC Challenge - they want you to "jazz it up!" - of course you can see the blingy flourishes, but that background paper also has the prettiest sparkle and gorgeous gloss ('cuz MME knows how to do it up right!)

Papertake Weekly wants you to "GET KRAFTY" - i do loves me the kraft cardstock! it makes everything look classy!

and last but not least, Allsorts is after an "anything goes" theme, so that's an easy one!!

hope the week is treating you well, crafty friends! i'm on a mission to buy me some Copics. i only have, like, 12. :)

Monday, February 20, 2012

'cuz the new fairies weren't enough... NEW NOUVEAU!

it's TIME! yep, and it's about time. since the first release of the Nouveau Girls hit, i've been rather smitten! it's been a while, but 2012 is going to be a much busier year for the Nouveau Girls, and i can't wait! we have a brand new Design Team, the response has been great, and we're all ready to dive in head first!

today, we are showing off the first of THREE brand new lovelies from the Nouveau Girls, and for you folks who like your colouring, espesh PLEATS, this one's for you! check out Dancer!

i wanted to play on colour and movement for my card, so i made a mask and went to town! isn't she DIVINE?! absolutely gorje! for some reason my camera didn't want to cooperate with a close-up, but i gave it my best effort - so sorry for the blur!

yep. this little mama has won her way into my heart, and i'm sure she's going to be quite a popular lady at!

click here to see what our Nouveau Girls Design Team have done to show off Dancer, and click HERE to go to the store (and sneak a peek of the other two sets from this clear release!)...

and then come back tomorrow so we can do it all again! :D

Thursday, February 9, 2012

our last day of Fae reveals at Some Odd Girl

and this is my FAVE of the release this week. i LOVE this little cutie. she's fun, she's got that edgy hair, she's got the cutest expression, and she's won my heart! Some Odd Girl would like to introduce you to.....

yep. i just love her. not much else to say. what do you think?

i coloured her up with my Prismas, and had a little extra fun with the wings... check it out:

Stickles are a no-brainer for this release, friends! SO much fun! so girlie and whimsical and i know this release is going to be super popular! all of the fairies i've shown you this week are available at NOW - click here for the new release page!

oh, and one more view, for maximum bling effect:

i'm not usually a gold kinda gal, but when i started to put my elements together for this one, it seemed like an obvious choice.

do you LOVE her? well CLICK HERE to see what the rest of the Odd Girls did, and prepare to be BLOWN AWAY. absolutely GORGEOUS work from our team, and you are sure to be inspired!

CHARISMA with wings!

seems like the big theme this week! we're looking for THINGS WITH WINGS at Charisma for our new challenge, and there's certainly no shortage of wings these days! with all the fairies i've posted here, and loads of new releases everywhere, you should have NO trouble finding inspiration so you can join us!

CLICK HERE for the Charisma challenge, and see what all the lurvely Charisma Galz have done with winged things!

here's my card, in keeping with my fairy theme for the week. ;)

and a close-up of the silhouette... coloured with Prismas, of course (sorry, no Copics today, but soon, i promise!)

and would you like to know what you could win? seriously FAB prizes this week, it almost makes me wish i could join the challenge and NOT be a Charisma Gal! (naaaah!)

we are sponsored this week by:
Washitapes in the UK, who are giving THIS gorgeous prize to one lucky winner:

and also by:

who are giving away a £10 voucher to their shop (product only, no shipping)

as well as Crafty Ribbons, with this lovely little selection!

come and play! get your whimsy on and show us fairies or birds or flying insects or gargoyles or even cupid! LOADS of possibilities with this one, so we're expecting a good turnout! :)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

another SOME ODD GIRL fairy to introduce!

okay folks, the excitement is still going strong at Some Odd Girl, and today i am VERY happy to show you our newest beauty... SO many ideas swam through my head when i first met this little miss, and i'm sure you'll be inspired by what the Odd Girls are sharing today!

isn't she LOVELY?! whimsical and dainty and so, so elegant. i love the hair and those adorable little ears! i drew some music notes to accompany her and put a page from a children's book over some Cosmo Cricket behind her, some ribbon and alphas and DONE!

ANNNNND i am pleased to say that this is my first OFFICIAL project using Copics! yep, i played with 'em in California (thanks, Holmes!) and i totally dug 'em. :) so you'll be seeing more, i promise you! i was shocked, however, at the fact that i didn't even have an urge to add bling or Stickles to her wings. STRANGE!

here she is, up close and personal:

CLICK HERE to grab this little sweetie at, 'cuz we have four brand new faes available this week! and CLICK HERE to see what the rest of our super talented new Odd Girls have done to showcase this lovely girl! :)

i am playing along at Creative Card Crew, where they're looking for Fantasy Creatures
and also at Allsorts, where their theme is "free and easy"

and i'll be back again TOMORROW with the last of our reveals (although you can get them all NOW!) and with a brand new Charisma Challenge! have a fabby Wednesday, friends! xo

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

i've found a bit of MOJO!

yesterday was Monday, and i found MOJO! very pleased... i had to make a card for a co-worker who's leaving us at the end of the month, and i found the inspiration at Mojo Monday! here's what i put together for our sweet girl...

i'm VERY sad to see her go, but she's got big things ahead of her! now we get the anxiety and hassle of finding someone to fill her position, and interviewing and training is SO stressful! yesterday was my first day back to work after vacation, and there's so much to do!

FYI - i'm totally in lurrrrrve with that awesome fat American Crafts chevron ribbon! HOT HOT HOT.

hope your week's off to a good start, crafty friends! i'm off to YOGA for a little detox, so i'll see you tomorrow for another Some Odd Girl reveal!

more Odd stuff going on in the garden!

and today, you're going to have your proverbial socks knocked off, i PROMISE!

Some Odd Girl has 4 brand new digis - a new set of characters that live in their own little whimsical world. FAIRIES!! yesterday, i shared Flower Fairy with you, and today, the Odd Girls are sharing another new beauty, Brella Fairy! here's a snippet from our fabulous Chupa:

i'm sure you won't need any further motivation than THIS to check out the Some Odd Girl blog, and see Brella Fairy in all her glorious gorjeness! CLICK CLICK CLICK, and run to the store to scoop her up for yourself!

more to come tomorrow, folks! the fun NEVER ends at Some Odd Girl! :)

Monday, February 6, 2012

a brand new WHIMSICAL Some Odd Girl release!

WOOOOOOOOOT! it is FINALLY February 6th, and we Odd Girls have been itching to share some news with you! in fact, there's PLENTY of news at Some Odd Girl, and you might want to go back through a few posts on the Some Odd Girl blog to catch up first....



back? okay, so you've read about our brand NEW team for the next six months, right? see some familiar faces? we are, indeed, THRILLED to have these talented girlies as our newest Odd Girls, and we are totally stoked about the upcoming term!

let's kick things off with a brand new release, shall we? it's Monday, and you know that when Mondays roll around and there's a new release, there are going to be peeks (these aren't sneaks, as ALL of the images are available at RIGHT NOW!) all week... so enjoy the next four days of features, and then on FRIDAY, we'll be bringing you something extra special! i'll get into that after i share this beauty with you....

meet Flower Fairy!

isn't she adorbs with her little hat? and the leafy dress? well i kinda WANT one of those for myself - wouldn't it look great with leggings and boots? *drool*

yeah, so we Odd Girls have done her up all nice-like, and this is how my card turned out:

papers are all Echo Park, flowers are Recollections, the alphas are BasicGrey, the ribbon is Making Memories, and the big puffy heart is S.E.I. EK Success punch *subtle, but i LOVE this punch!* the chipboard photo corners? dunno - they were a RAK from a sweet friend. outlined stuff with a black Sharpie marker, AND, of course, all colored up with my Prismacolor Pencils. :)

whatcha think? is she fabulous? you wanna see what the rest of the Odd Girls did with this beauty? CLICK HERE and see for yourself! i assure you, they're all gorgeous, and our team's gonna blow your mind. :)

you'll also be happy to learn that there are FOUR of these lovelies now available at, so you can print 'em out and start coloring them up NOW! 'cuz i know some of you have been itchin' to get your paws on 'em... no time like the present! :D

oh, and can i just say that i LURVE doing the wings on these faes? seriously! look:

entirely too much fun. really.

playin' along with the challenges at:
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays - they're looking for die-cuts or PUNCHES!
Stampalot Challenge - Sir Stampalot is hanging out In The Garden this month

and that's gonna do it for me today! come back TOMORROW when we show you another gorgeous fae, and GO GRAB THEM AT SOMEODDGIRL.COM NOW! :)