Going for the GOLD at SOG!

Howdy, everybody! I can’t believe it’s March already! Are you ready for a new ODD challenge? This month, we’re going for the GOLD! ‘Cause you know that there’s a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow, although with all the winter weather we’ve been having, I haven’t seen that many rainbows lately!

So, grab your fave Some Odd Girl images and any gold accents (like glitter, foil, rhinestones or other embellishments), because we want to see your 24 karat creations! Here’s mine, featuring Peacock Kaylee (digi), a sentiment stamp from the Sunny Mae clear set, and one of the gold doilies from SOG’s Odds & Ends:

Some Odd Girl supplies: digital stamp “Peacock Kaylee“,  clear sentiment stamp from “Sunny Mae” set, and gold foil doily from Odds & Ends collection. Other supplies: paper (Basic Grey “Marrakech” mini pad – retired), gold lace washi tape (Little B), gold eyelets, gold sequin, assorted Copic markers, watermark ink, gold embossing powder, foam tape, Stickles glitter glue, gold pen, embossing folder (Sizzix). 

And, don’t forget about our Release Week festivities kicking off in our new Facebook groupWe’re going to have daily challenges, prizes, contests, giveaways, flash sales, games and more! You’ve got to be there! 

Hipster Mae, Hipster Kody and the Hipster Pets, will hit the shop at 9am EST on March 3 with Newsletter subscribers getting a little treat. If you are not subscribed you’ll miss out, so hurry and sign up!

You can find all the details on this month’s challenge at the Some Odd Girl blog, which is also the place to link up your gorgeous golden creations! Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Mist It, Mask It, Link It!

Hi, everybody! Where did the month of January go? I’m kind of glad it’s over, because that means warmer weather is on the way…or at least I hope it is!
Because it’s a new month, that means it’s also time for a new challenge at Some Odd Girl, and this month, we want to see your mad misting and/or masking skills!
Here’s my card! It features stamps from the “Hey Mae” and “Artist Mae” clear sets. I made a stencil with the triangle pattern from the Rectangle Card Background cut files, and made a custom background:
SOG Supplies: image stamp (Hey Mae), sentiment stamp (Artist Mae), cut file (Rectangle Card Backgrounds), Other supplies: watermark ink, white embossing powder, foam tape, assorted Copic markers, staples, washi tape (We R Memory Keepers), arrow paper clip (Freckled Fawn), neon ink (Hero Arts), staples, card stock, solid papers (American Crafts), embossing folder (Sizzix/Tim Holtz), rhinestones.
I sponged watermark ink onto the card stock after masking it with the stencil. Then, I removed the stencil and heat embossed white powder over the ink. I altered the embossing with neon inks, and wiped off the excess with a paper towel.
So, it’s your turn to get your craft on! Grab your SOG clear or digi stamps, get misting and masking and link your entry for this month’s challenge at the Some Odd Girl blog!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
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It’s a new year, and a new challenge at SOG!

Happy 2014, everybody! We are wrapping up our holiday break at Some Odd Girl, by kicking off a new challenge for January! Our theme this month is “Tag, You’re It!,” and we want to see how you use tags in your crafting!

Today’s project is a tag with a secret! I altered the tag by embossing the background with the hearts in the “I Do” clear set, making a background with different colored inks, and dressing up the owl from the “Owl-Days” set.

While this may look like an ordinary tag for a birthday…

The back of the tag hides a secret compartment that’s perfect for a gift card! I trimmed a mini paper bag to make a pouch for the back of the tag. To make it easier to snag the card, I punched a half circle in the middle of the open end of the pouch before sticking it down.

Because I wanted to show you how it all came together, I don’t have a picture of the card secured in the envelope with a strip of washi tape. (That way the card doesn’t fall out.)
Now, it’s your turn! We want to see how creative you can be with tags in your projects! For all the details on this month’s challenge, and to link up your entry, visit the Some Odd Girl blog!
On a side note, I’ll be heading to CHA in Anaheim, CA in a few days. I can’t wait to see my friends again and meet new ones! I’ll also be spending some time in the Some Odd Girl booth, and I’m so excited!
Hope you’ve had a wonderful holiday season, and I wish you all the best in 2014!

SOG December Challenge: Make Your Own Background

Hi, everybody! we’re ringing in December with a new challenge at Some Odd Girl! Thanks so much to everybody who joined in the speech bubble fun for our last challenge! We’re keeping the creativity going this month with a “MAKE YOUR OWN BACKGROUND” challenge!
For my card today, I chose the giraffe and a sentiment from the “On Safari” clear set:

I made my custom background with one of the patterns in the Rectangle Backgrounds cut file. Instead of die cutting card stock, I used the file to cut a transparency that was the size of a card front to create a stencil. Then, I secured the stencil to the card stock and my work surface with washi tape and sponged ink onto the card stock.

After letting the ink dry, I tore one side of the card stock panel and finished making my card!

So, now it’s time for you to grab your SOG stamps and your craft supplies, and get inky with it!

Make a card, tag, or other creation that uses an SOG image and is based on the theme for this month’s challenge, then link your entry on the post for this challenge at the Some Odd Girl blog! We can’t wait to see what you’ll create for this one!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you have a wonderful week! I’ll be part of the December clear stamp release previews this week at Some Odd Girl…I know you’ll fall in LOVE with all of them!