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Thursday, June 3, 2010

new challenges! and new DOLLIES! and yummy prizes! and FREEBIES!

okay folks, most of you have probably caught wind of all this news today, so i'm TOTALLY late jumping on the bandwagon, but lots of business to take care of!

first of all, we announced our next Design Dollies for the July through December term, and we can't wait to put them to work! ;) seriously, we hope they'll be having FUN during their term. it was a TOUGH decision. SO many applicants, so much talent, and ENTHUSIASM! we are quite sure you're all going to LOVE the new team, and July will be here soon! for the big announcement, CLICK HERE! congrats to the newbs! we hope you love your six months in the Dollhouse! :D

second, Some Odd Girl launched its new release on Tuesday, and i showed you the new images already, and a card i made using my favie of the batch... well Tuesday, being the first of the month, also brought us a brand new FREEBIE! meet "Hang Ten Kody"!

isn't he FABBY?! the boy's got style and grace, and those waves look totally GNARLY! :)
CLICK HIM to go to the download - he'll only be available for the month of June! oh, and be sure to check out the rest of the new releases while you're there - SUPAH HOT!

speaking of HOT... it was flippin' YUCKY out there today. we have been getting our first real taste of the New Jersey SOUP, which totally puts me in the mood for ICE CREAM! that brings me to my next piece of news. :) SOME ODD GIRL CHALLENGE DAY! it was a fabulous sketch from our guru, Kristy (owner and artist for Some Odd Girl, co-founding Dollie, and totally nifty PAL!):

(if you click it, you'll see that those are little birds perched atop balloons, but when i see it, i think of fat little tadpoles with their tongues sticking out, catching butterflies in their mouths or something - yeah, a little random...)

anyway, we Odd Girls WENT TO TOWN with this sketch, and the sampes are YUMMEH! go here to see what everyone did with it, and play along to win THIS:

it's "Hula Kaylee"! do you LOVE HER?! i certainly do, and i have her printed and ready for colouring... but she's a limited edition digi, and ONLY available as a prize right now, so you have to play to win! you'll also get to choose your fave digi from the Some Odd Girl shop, and lemme tell ya, there are TONS to choose from!

OH! so here's my card for this sketchy challenge:

i love "Waffle"! he's fun to colour, and he's so easy to customize, 'cuz, well, there are TONS of ice cream flavours, so you can just pick your summery papers and use just about any colour that's in 'em! i may opt to add some jimmies next time! ;)

i played along with the challenges at Crafty Cardmakers (to use your most and least fave colours - my fave being orange, and my LEAST being PURPLE - UGH!)
and at Kaboodle - 3 papers (purple stripes, purple embossed dots, orange dots), 2 embellies (BG ribbon doilies and gems), 1 image (the adorable "Waffle"!)
and Papertake - FUN, FUN, FUN! personally, i loves me the summer ice cream outings - friends and i often make a big date of it, where we'll take over the ice cream shop by occupying some 20-30 of their seats for hours!

annnnnnnd, the next thing i have to share is for our new SKETCH CHALLENGE at Design Dollies, which went up today. i have no trouble with card sketches, but sometimes i struggle with the scrapbook pages, which i was initially hoping to do. HOWEVER, i had this brilliant idea to make a book using a technique i learned from a workshop i took at the Philly Museum of Art (where my handmade book was on exhibit for two months last year!). first, here's the sketch:

and my big ol' project - a birthday book, so i can FINALLY put all my friends' and family members' birthdays in one central location, never to be forgotten again! i am tired of sending late birthday cards! (this little baby was PERFECT for using up loads of scraps!)

the little clipboard insert in the front pocket is what i'll be writing everyone's birthdays on, before i give them a permanent home in THE BOOK... and those are just examples of a couple of pages... i do think i will use this technique for future crafty ideas, too. such a SIMPLE project!

so check out THE CHALLENGE, and play along by entering this one, or by attempting the Dollies' TRIFECTA! Kristy's got a hot new prize up for grabs for June!

i got the hairs did today, as i have to look presentable for a weddin' this weekend, as well as the job hunt - prospective employers may not like the blue a whole lot. ;) and i will be heading up to Newark to hop a plane to Buffalo tomorrow night, so i MAY be around in the a.m., but if i don't catch up with all of you, have a fabby weekend!


  1. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I loveeeeeeeeeeee the colors on that card and love love love love that birthday book!! Sooooooooooooooooooooo FUN! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. I take it then that orange really is your fav colour!! Love the card you have made for Kaboodledoodles. Thanks for playing this week. Jill

  3. i sooooo cant wait to see what the new dollies will do. i am going to miss you guys so much :( *sob*

  4. What a cool idea your bday book is!!! Best of luck with the job hunt! Robin

  5. The card is amazing!!! Love the birthday book! Cannot wait to see the creations by the new DT! I just browsed the blogs, lot of talent and inspiration!!! Yara :)

  6. I have to say that You're The Grapest!!! Ha ha, I love that!!!! Great stuff today, babe!

  7. Teehee! No, YOU R the grapest! Love it!! Another batch of wonderfulness Miss Orange!

    Deanne :)

  8. Your commentary always gives me a laugh, thought I was the only one who still said "gnarly"! Oh...and for the record, I saw little creatures with tongues stuck out too...until I really looked, then I saw the birdies! Fantastic card of course!!

    Hope things are going well...miss you lots!

  9. There is just so much cuteness here, it is amazing! I am totally in love with that card and that birthday folio is just plain fabulous!

  10. I love that book! You are just sooooo creative!!!! I'm so glad your blog is a working again!

  11. wow these creations are just ooozing talent!! Love the book! How awsome is that! Hugs Juls

  12. Love the birthday book. I wish I knew how to make one!!

  13. Yay! At last someone who likes ORANGE!!!! Love the message on this card...v.witty! Good luck at Crafty Cardmakers challenge XX

  14. You are no kidding with the lot sof stuff to share...he he
    As always, I am loving what I am seeing and a purple ice cream is exactly what I would love right now. Such a fun card.
    And how wicked is that b'day book...gorge!

  15. I love your card, it is so cute and really made me smile. Thanks so much for playing at Kaboodles. x

  16. Hehe the orange is kinda obvious! They do work fab together, very halloween :D Great design hun, the black in the corners really draws your eyes to the centre.

    Thanks for playing at Crafty Cardmakers x

  17. Oooh la la I am loving these layouts and those digi stamps are adorable!!! I must get me some odd girl! Loving your blog too girly!!!

  18. And you say 2p layouts are intimidating?


    I love your work, Miss Thing!

    you may enter my bday on your FEB page, btw ;) Will you be at Scrap That! on Saturday?


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