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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

HERE WE GO! winners, challenges, and life in general

ahoy-hoy, fellow crafters and other random-ish friends! :) still can't believe so many of you swing by to say hello and see what i'm up to, but i think it's fabulous and i'll take it!

so Happy Easter - i hope you all enjoyed the weekend, some fantastically GORJE weather, and time with family and friends. i was lucky enough to get up to Canada for a GREAT visit, a bridal shower for a sweet friend, yummy food, delish bubble tea, a stop into the LCBO where i found my FAVOURITE wine and brought a couple of bottles back with me (to hoarde - i won't share these with ANYbody!), and overall a very nice little getaway with my fellas.

now that i'm home and back into the usual routine, work's busy, our "season" is picking up, hubbin is all about open mics this week, and he's going away next weekend (which means a few late-night crafting sessions for me!), and we're still trying to find room for all the candy and snacks we brought home with us! :D

so i'm here, and time is limited, so imma get down to bidnizz!

first of all, WINNER! the Some Odd Girl "Mushes" digis go to.......
please send me an email at and i will happily send the Mushes along to you for your crafting enjoyment. :)

i had a bunch of comments, but not everyone qualified for the draw (by either not following Some Odd Girl, or not leaving a random fact from my intro on the Some Odd Girl challenge blog) - but THANK YOU to everyone who stopped by and read about lil' ol' me! the intros are wrapping up, but there's still time to get in on more of the giveaways, so hurry over and DO IT! :) our very first challenge finishes up tomorrow night, so you still have another day to play along (you can use ANY image on your project; it doesn't have to be a Some Odd Girl image, but since there's a fabulous FREEBIE available, why not double your chances?!)

speaking of which, have you SEEN the new FREEBIE?! this is Bouquet Mae:

yeah, she's a free download (click her to take you to the download page). and is she not AMAZING?! wait until you see the Maes that will be released later this month! (keep the napkins handy to wipe up all the drool!) Kristy-Dollie rocks something ridiculous - so much so, she's getting a layout published in a BOOK - holy wowzas! congrats, lovie! SO proud of you!

NEXT UP! we have a challenge going on at The TownScrapper - we Scrapettes challenge you to use CHARMS (of any kind) on your projects! and if you swing by, you'll see more of the amazing new Victoria Case stamps in action! i wasn't here to post my card on Friday, so maybe this post can act as a reminder for anyone wanting to play along... here's my charm card for the occasion:

LOVE that stamp, and the sentiment is from CC Designs, also available at The TownScrapper - isn't it cute? i thought it fit the image well, because it looks like Sophie and her pooch are totally happy just being in each other's company - not a care in the world. :D

play along with us HERE, and you could win one of the six already-released-to-rubbah Victoria Case stamps, created for and available EXCLUSIVELY at The TownScrapper! (check out THIS POST to see all six of 'em!)

and in Design Dollies news, our new Dollies are throwin' down the gauntlet (hee hee) and pumping out some AMAZING work already! we have a winner of the March Color Challenge prize (congrats, Alin!), and kicked things off for a fabulous April with the very first combo:

these need to be the PREDOMINANT colours of your project, which must be created new for the challenge.
here's where it's at (you HAVE to go see what the others have done - SENSATIONAL creations!), and here's my card:

LOVE the stamp - i bought that (it's double-sided, with the word on one side and the definition on the other) at StampScrapArtTour as well, and have probably made six projects with it already! i'm playing along at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog for their DISTRESSING challenge this week - lots of t!m's Distress inks were used, and no animals were harmed in the creation of this card. :)

i was up a bit late last night because the mojo struck at an odd hour, so i thought i'd have a little play in the Simon Says Stamp group at PaperCraftPlanet... challenge number 4 is a sketch, and while i often struggle with turning sketches with so many blocks into a small project, i bought some new K & Co. borders that i thought worked perfectly for the strips, and of course i HAD to use a Some Odd Girl image (Ice Cream Cone - isn't he adorable?!)... here's m'card!

(close-up for maximum BLING effect - shield thine eyes!) :D
come and play in the Simon Says Stamp group at PCP and tell 'em i sent ya! it's so much FUN over there (and the prizes are ALWAYS yummy!).

i've got about a dozen other projects started, so i will definitely be back! last night before getting the card making mojo runnin', i spent two hours just colouring at my inlaws' house. it was GLORIOUS! and i have a whole stack of stuff waiting to be used on cards now, so i've got a big itch!

whew! i need to NOT miss any posting, because falling behind is ROUGH! i THINK i'm all caught up now, so thanks for stickin' around, and happy Tuesday, everybody! xo


  1. love the ice cream cone card... so cool! Jealous you were in Canada but will get my chance to go home there in June... can't wait!!

  2. congrats Brandy!!

    Awesome stuffs Leah! that ice cream card is FABULOUS!!! Smooches!


  3. Ooh my but you are so busy girlie! Love your Dollie and Some Odd Girl creations and that Mae - I'm already drooling - she's a sweetie. Glad you're back. Hugs, Maria

  4. That love sentiment is so beautiful! I love it! I may have to try this color challenge! It looks genuinely difficult and I love giving difficult things a try! LOL!

  5. Lots of good stuff here!! Glad you had a good Easter, dollie!!! :)

  6. Looks like you've been really busy. Love the cards!

  7. All your creations are fabulous!! Love the freebie image, too! Thanks!

  8. Ooh I love that ice cream cone card. So cool!!!

  9. wtg kristy dollie!! you rock!! love the colour combo this week and did i hear candy??? nom nom!

  10. Such beautiful cards! and love that freebie digi too!!

  11. Wow, that's a post-and-a-half!! Glad you had a great time back home. Loving all of these, especially the So Cool icecream cone card. Wicked blingy-embossing on the background there, just like a waffle cone :)

  12. woooohoooooooooooooo some SERIOUS awesomeness (awesomosity??!?! ok, NO!) going on here in the card-makin' realm! i love all three of these but that "VINTAGE" one is especially ♥FAB♥ what a cool stamp and i love the combination of papers & embellies you've used!! YIKES!!! ♥♥♥

  13. Hi many very gorgeous projects!! Love the sentiment on your first card!! the Vintage card is just fab!!love your combo of buttons and brads on that one!! and your last one is fun and quirky!! gorgeous stuff!! Hugs Juls

  14. all your cards are fabby but that i.c. cone one is amazing! love the shading. how things are less hectic for you now. miss you too, girlie!

  15. Great cards Leah, love love ♥ ♥ ♥ the vintage one!

  16. You are one silly dollie! Luff you!!! Congrats Brandy!

    I'm purty sure this post beat out mine in length LOL!

  17. That ice cream card is sooooo cute! And woo hoo to spending some time in Canada!

  18. I am soooo behind on blogs...I like to keep up with yours but I just haven't been able to. I'm a slug, I know. Forgive me? hehehe

    I adore your cards. You are so flippin' talented! Maybe some of that will rub off on me next month..whatdya think?

  19. Awesome cards!!!! Thank you for the plug for the SSS challenge at PCP!!!! Can you email me your address so I can send you some goodies as a THANK YOU for posting about it? THANKS!!


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