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Saturday, December 31, 2011

the Some Odd Girl challenge is in FULL SWING!

you wanna get in on the SOGgy action, right?

have you seen the amazing new stamps from my Holmes-Slice, Kristy? Some Odd Girl is rockin' the lovie-dovie release right now, and now that Christmas is behind us, you are probably thinking about VALENTINE'S DAY, right? :) trying not to, i'm sure, and still recovering from a crazy holiday season, but a crafter's job is never done, is it?!

thus, i bring you the current challenge at the
Some Odd Girl blog - an INSPIRATION challenge!
lots of pretties to pull from - the choice is yours!

here's my card, featuring the very cute Nutsy Kaylee!

some fun fussy-cutting action, some adorable My Mind's Eye papers,
and, as always, let's zoom in on the subject, shall we?

(sorry for the weird angle - i think Kaylee looks a little wonky here, but i was in a hurry)

SOOOO, as mentioned, this is an INSPIRATION challenge, and here's the fun photo you must use when coming up with the idea for your project...

i saw scallops and floating hearts and i went to town! SEE how easy it is to take any ol' element and draw inspiration from it? piece of cake, right? well now it's YOUR turn! CLICK HERE to check out the challenge at the Some Odd Girl blog, and be prepared to OOOH and AAHHH over the rest of the Odd Girls' creations! such a talented bunch, those girls!

you have until next Tuesday, January 3rd at midnight EST to play along - use a Some Odd Girl image and you'll double your chances of winning! annnnnnd, we'll be sharing some more fun stuff with you right after that, so BE PREPARED! we just released a bunch of clear stamps, but there's some love comin' for you digi stampers, too!

playin' along at Crafts and Me - their theme is "Anything Goes"

happy craftin', and happy new year!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

last Charisma challenge for the year!

it's time for our LAST Charisma challenge of the year, and i swear, it's an easy one!

ANYTHING GOES this week at Charisma
(yes, i know i'm a bit late with my posting, but i left for Canada on Wednesday afternoon as it was my dad's birthday, and my scheduled posts did not, erm, POST!)

we have a few awesome sponsors, as always, and this one's going to run until the 4th of January, so you have plenty of time to play along! let's send 2011 off with a BANG! :)

my card, using an image from one of our sponsors, Some Odd Girl, is one of the last of my holiday cards (thank goodness!) - this is Snowman!

we are sponsored by Some Odd Girl, who's giving 3 free digis to one lucky winner
and Digi Stamp Boutique, who are offering 6 free digis to another big winner
Joanna Sheen, who is offering up a 10 pound voucher for the shop
and there will be one more winner of a special prize pack for playing along in our Facebook group!

also, check out our GUEST CHARISMA GAL - this is not the only DT we have in common! :)

sooooo, are you ready for the big day tomorrow?

Saturday, December 17, 2011

OOOOHHHH, i'm in LURRRRRVE! and Some Odd Girl holiday SALE!

seriously, have you SEEN the new release at Some Odd Girl? the Odd Girls have been kicking BUTT with their newest creations featuring these gorgeous new clear stamps, and i swear i've forgotten all about Christmas! bring on the VALENTINES!

i have some catching up to do, after a VERY busy week - i managed to get the reveals posted on the Some Odd Girl blog, but have yet to share them here!

SOOOOO, without further ado, let's get this party started!

i showed you Electric Love and Foxy, then i shared Lovey Tobie, so today i'm happy to give you...
Romantic Gwen!

just LOOK at that dreamy expression! this girl's got somethin' to say!

it's still a little chilly, so she's wearing some fuzzy grey tights. :) come to think of it, I'M a little chilly here today, so i think i'm going to put on a sweater. heh.

SO, Romantic Gwen was also released with Crushin Gwen, who's equally gorje and has the sweetest little innocent flirty expression on her face, and they are BOTH available for PRE-SALE - just CLICK HERE to nab 'em!

by the way, did you happen to notice that ALL of the holiday clear stamps are ON SALE right now at! SERIOUSLY! every holiday set is $2 off! now is the perfect time to grab your stuff so you can get a super early start on next year's jollyday cards (i try to sneak a few in each month so i'm not so overwhelmed as The Big Day approaches). not to mention, there may be some stamps RETIRING, and it would be a shame if you missed the boat, wouldn't it?

and did i mention that our DESIGN TEAM CALL is going on right now? we're looking for some Odd Girls for the next term (beginning in February) and if you think this gig's for you, CLICK HERE for deets! the call runs through January 15th, so there's still plenty of time! we can't wait to hear from you!

playing along with this card at:
Corrosive Challenges (hi, Janet!) - Anything but Christmas! (heck yes!)

see you SOON! i have some stuff to do!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Charisma inspiring you at the last minute!

an easy one for you this week at Charisma, folks!

we're hoping you've got most or all of your holiday shopping and crafting out of the way, and maybe you're already working on Valentine's projects now! but for those who are still frantically trying to squeeeeeeze some projects in, this challenge is for you!

we're looking for your

so maybe you're putting together some little tags, or some simple cards, or some fabulous ornamenty things or home decor... either way, we want to see what you're working on as we come into the home stretch! for example...

(what do you think of my Gluber flower?)

card #2

and card #3

my plan was to work with one little sheet of 6" x 6" paper and stretch it into multiple cards and use minimal supplies to embellish. i started out with the main card i really WANTED to make (hence a bit more effort put into it - i'm loving the ribbon and think the flower turned out really fun!), then took what i had left and made a slightly less detailed version, then one more for good measure. the sentiment stamps are all from Some Odd Girl sets and i love the sizes and fonts!

this week, we have MelJens sponsoring us with a credit for FOUR digis

and All That Scraps sponsoring with FOUR stamps or one set from their shop!

PLUS, don't forget that one person will win a fun surprise
by playing along in our Facebook Group!

SOOOOOOO, click here to see what the rest of the awesome Charisma Galz have done at the last minute (and some of us are still crafting away, cramming as much in as possible!), and play along by next WEDNESDAY for your chance to win! be sure to read our rules in order to be eligible for any of the prizes, and happy crafting! :D

i am playing along over at...
Stampalot Challenge - for their bingo, i have Brads, Flower and Ribbon (my Gluber flower!)
PaperPlay Challenges - their theme is "Christmas" - pretty straightforward there! :)
DYSU - their theme is WINTER

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

another reveal from Some Odd Girl - BOY I love you!

morning, crafty peeps!

super quickie post today because i have a million and one things going on around me... it's another reveal day at Some Odd Girl, and we are thrilled to share this little dude with you! i LOVE the set - 3 sentiments, 2 little heart accents, and THIS guy:

it's LOVEY TOBIE and he's available for PRE-SALE right now at, along with Foxy and Electric Love!

here's my lil' card:

i got a little excited with the twine - can you tell? *grin* isn't he adorable? there's a whole little story about these hearts he's holding on the Some Odd Girl blog today - go check it out and feel free to leave me your sympathy comments! :)

CLICK HERE to see what the other Odd Girls have done with LOVEY TOBIE, and CLICK HERE to check him out in the store (grab him while he lasts!). and THEN, come back again tomorrow for another day of reveals! :D

have a fabby Tuesday, friends! xo

REVEALS all week at Some Odd Girl! HELLOOOO FOXY!

hey there, friends!

did you join us on the Some Odd Girl blog hop over the weekend? if so, you'll have seen these images and probably ended up wiping the drool off your keyboard - they are TOO cute! well ALL this week, we are sharing projects we made with the brand new Valentine's release, available for pre-sale each day with their reveals. and with each day's reveal, we announce the winner (or winners) of those stamps from our blog hop!

our very first reveals are THESE two fabulous little mini sets:

can ya dig this?

...playing along at Cupcake Crafts - their challenge is "Don't Look at the Light!" - how perfectly appropriate!

the Electric Love mini set contains these two stamps:

and they're TOTALLY versatile! it was one of the first of the new batch i received in the mail, and i couldn't wait to bust it out and CREATE!!

then there's THIS little sweetheart....

meet FOXY!

how CUTE is that little fox? seriously?! i had to go clean and simple for this one, as you can see (i seem to be doing a lot more of that lately - crazy!) here's Foxy, up close and personal:

...joining in at Cute Card Thursday for their Anything Goes challenge
and at The Crafty Pad - they want you to "send someone a smile" - if this doesn't, i don't know what will!

and the set looks just like that, actually. see for yourself:

i think it may be the FONTS i'm loving most about the new release. or the fact that there's a little of everything in this batch. or maybe it's the accessory stamps (which you'll see throughout the week with each new reveal). oh heck, i LOVE them. everything about them!

you can get these brand new sets (and a new size! these are 2" x 3" and just $5 in the shop!) NOW by clicking HERE for the pre-sale!

annnnnd that'll do it! i'll be back in the morning with ANOTHER fab reveal!