Snow Queen Piper is all NEW in the Some Odd Girl Store!

Hi, everybody! It kind of seems out of season now to share a card with a winter-themed digi, but I think you’ll agree this new image from Some Odd Girl stamps is a perfect sendoff to the season! 
Snow Queen Piper is the second of two new digis being released this month at Some Odd Girl. Last week’s digi release, Snow Fun Tia, is a great companion image to this one! Here’s my card:
For more inspiration with Snow Queen Piper, stop by the Some Odd Girl blog, and make sure to join us in our Facebook community for more ODD fun!
Mark your calendar for our end-of-term blog hop on Monday, March 23rd as the Odd Girls wrap up a fabulous term by sharing their favorite creations with you! (There might be a few giveaways involved, too, so you don’t want to miss it!)
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

Clean and Simple with Make It Crafty!

Hi, everybody! I’m happy to be back today to share a card that I’m submitting for Make it Crafty’s Clean and Simple Design Team Call

I tend to make cards on the clean and simple side because I like to put the focus on the main image. I love patterned paper and embellishments, but I feel like if I spend time coloring and shading an image, that’s what I want you to notice first! And, if the image is colored well, then it seems that anything else I add other than a sentiment isn’t as important.

So, with that in mind, I chose “Zoe Celebrates,” one of Make It Crafty‘s many adorable digis, for my entry. I colored her with Copic markers to match the paper I selected for the card:
For embellishments, I attached Zoe to the card front with a wobble spring and added a sentiment sticker and punched foil heart to complete the card.
I hope you enjoyed a little peek into my creative process and were inspired by today’s card! You can also find more inspiration with Make It Crafty rubber and digital stamps at the MiC Photo Gallery and the MiC Blog!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

Just Hangin Around with Tobie!

Hi, everybody! Today’s new digi at Some Odd Girl Stamps is the last one based on the winning Digi Me contest entries. “Hanging Around Tobie” was an idea submitted by Krystal Edmond. Here’s my take:
This digi was lots of fun to color, and I found that flipping the image while coloring helped to get the shadows in places where they made sense.  
You can check out the inspiration behind the digi and find out what our guest Krystal and the rest of the DT made with Hanging Around Tobie at the Some Odd Girl blog!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

It’s a Some Odd Girl spa day with Mae!

Hi, everybody! Hope your week is off to a great start! I have one card to share with you today, and it features “Spa Day Mae“, the newest digital stamp in the Some Odd Girl shop!
I chose the designer paper that I used for this card because I loved the colors. After I finished coloring the image to match the paper, I thought the paper looked a bit too “busy” to me, so I muted it with a panel of vellum. 
I heat embossed the sentiment (it’s from Some Odd Girl’s “Renew” clear stamp set) on the vellum to keep the number of layers down and to give a little bit of contrast to the soft look of the vellum.
For more inspiration with “Spa Day Mae,” stop by the Some Odd Girl blog! You should also join us in the SOG Facebook group and show us what you’ve made with Some Odd Girl stamps!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you are able to take some time for yourself and get creative!

Two new digis at Some Odd Girl Stamps!

Hi, everybody! I have two cards to share with you today that feature the brand new digi stamps at Some Odd Girl!

My first card features the second winning digi from the recent “Digi Me” contest, “Wheelchair Kaylee“, which was suggested by Ann Meyer. Ann is guest designing along with us for this release, so be sure and stop by the Some Odd Girl blog today to see the cards she made, and find out more about the inspiration behind her winning idea!

Here’s my card with “Wheelchair Kaylee”:

Our second new digi today is “Girlfriends Kaylee and Mae“. Don’t they look like they’re having fun and sharing secrets?

Be sure to stop by the Some Odd Girl blog for more info and inspiration on today’s digital stamp release! And, you can find the new digis in the recently re-designed Some Odd Girl Store!
Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you’re staying warm and that your week is off to a great start! We’re expecting a bunch of snow today, so it’s perfect weather for crafting!

It’s New Digi Tuesday at Some Odd Girl!

Hi, everybody! Now that Kristy and the Some Odd Girl staff are back from another successful Winter CHA show, New Digi Tuesday has returned! 
I wasn’t able to attend the show this year, and I missed seeing my crafty friends and getting peeks at all of the new craft products! I’m hoping to make it to the 2016 show, though!
What makes this month’s Some Odd Girl digi releases so special is that the winners of the recent “Digi Me” contest get to see their ideas come to life AND they’re guest designing with us!
First up is contest winner Sara Schumann‘s “Fighter Gwen” digi. Here’s my card with Sara’s winning idea:
You can find all of the background on Sara’s inspiration, and the cards she made with this digi, at the Some Odd Girl blog!
Our second new digi being released today isn’t a contest winner, but it certainly fits in with Some Odd Girl Stamps’ quirky style! Let’s give a big “ROAR” to “Tiger Piper“:

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to join us at the Some Odd Girl blog and our Facebook group as we celebrate Some Odd Girl’s 5th birthday this week!
Next week’s digi release will feature the second winner of Some Odd Girl’s Digi Me Contest…you won’t want to miss out on all of the fun and inspiration! See you then!

Two new portrait-style digis debut at Some Odd Girl Stamps!

Hi, everybody! I have two cards to share with you today, and both of the cards feature new Some Odd Girl digital stamps! Both of the new digi stamps are available in the Some Odd Girl Store right now!
I really took my time coloring “Floral Kaylee” so I could practice shadows on her face and on the flowers. I also matched the colors in the image to the Sunshine Sorbet papers I used for the background and the frame. (The strip of polka dot paper is a scrap from my stash.) The sentiment on the card is from the “Geisha Kaylee” clear stamp set.

I decided on a bright color scheme for my second card, which features “Tropical Piper” and a sentiment from the “Garden Gwen” clear stamp set:

I love coloring Piper’s curly hair! (My technique is a simple one: a mixture of squiggles and dots in three or four shades of a similar color.) 

Did you notice that I altered a Hexie Dot with a gold glitter gel pen? You can see more ideas and a tutorial on heat embossing Hexie Dots on this tutorial post that I wrote for the Some Odd Girl blog!

There’s still time to get in on the November Linky Party on the Some Odd Girl blog! To join in the fun, just add your latest Some Odd Girl creations to the party with the link tool! You can also share with us in the Some Odd Girl Facebook Group! You can also find Some Odd Girl Stamps oGoogle+TwitterInstagram and Pinterest (#SomeOddGirl)!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you’re staying warm if it’s chilly where you are! 

The new digis at Some Odd Girl Stamps are ready for their close-up!

Hi, everybody! I hope you’re ready for some new Some Odd Girl digi stamps, because I have two cards to share with you today! We’re continuing our “portrait” theme for this month’s releases, and I know you’re going to love these! Both of the new stamps are available in the Some Odd Girl Store right now!
First up is “Coffee Piper,” paired with a sentiment from the “Sweater Kaylee” clear stamp set:
If you’re looking for a gal who’s retro glam, you’ve found her! “Beehive Mae” is the perfect example of fabulous, and I think that Sunshine Sorbet papers are a fabulous choice for this card! The sentiment is from the brand new “Wink Mae” clear stamp set.

You’ll find more inspiration with “Coffee Piper” and “Beehive Mae” at the Some Odd Girl blog!
I had a post on the Some Odd Girl blog yesterday with some inspiration on making this mini note card set with the Sunshine Sorbet 6×6 pad and the new “Garden Gwen” clear stamp set:
I’d love it if you stopped by the Some Odd Girl blog to check out my project! Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Hope you’re having a wonderful week so far! 

YEEHAW! Cowboy Kody is riding in to the Some Odd Girl store!

Well howdy, everybody! There’s a new cowpoke in town, and he’s riding in to the Some Odd Girl store today! I’m much obliged to share a card that I made with “Cowboy Kody.”
I mixed and matched some retired patterned papers from my stash, and made a custom sentiment by cutting apart some label stickers. I also added some texture to the woodgrain paper with an embossing folder.
Don’t forget to join our blog hop, which runs until October 31st at midnight Eastern, and we’ll announce the winners chosen from the comments left on each participating blog in the hop on the Some Odd Girl blog on Monday, November 3rd. Look at the “treats” you could win!
For the full hop order and all of the hop details, visit the Some Odd Girl blog! Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you’re having a wonderful week so far!

It’s New Digi Tuesday at Some Odd Girl Stamps!

Hi, everybody! It’s time for new digi stamps and cut files to hit the Some Odd Girl Stamps store! 
You’ll find two new digital stamps (“Bandit Wizard” and “TRex“) and two new cut files (“Forest Fold Card” and “Loopy Sentiments vol. 3“) in the store today. My card features “Bandit Wizard“, an adorable critter who will cast a spell on you!
I chose retro sketches #133 for my layout. Because we make our cards a few weeks in advance of each post, I wasn’t able to enter this card in the challenge, but I thought you’d like to see the inspiration behind my design. 
I changed a few things for my layout, like the placement of the buttons and sentiment, and added some twine, but the basic idea’s the same.
Have you sent in your entries for Some Odd Girl Stamps’ “Digi Me” contest? There are only a few days left to get your ideas submitted, and you can find all the details at the Some Odd Girl blog!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you had a wonderful weekend and that your week is off to a great start!