Ho! Ho! Ho! It’s the Hol-ODD-Day Blog Hop!

Hello Oddies, welcome to Day 1 of our 3rd Annual Hol-ODD-Day Hop!


We Odd Girls have joined together for a fun event for EVERYONE – not just because you get to hop, but because you get to PARTICIPATE and share your own holiday creations!

We mixed things up a bit to bring you a variety of holiday projects that we hope will inspire you. You can comment on all of the blogs, participate by linking your own below (to be eligible to win, be sure you link to us in your post), and comment throughout the event on other people’s links as well!

And there will be PRESENTS! The hop starts Monday, December 8 and runs through Friday, December 12th. We’ll be announcing 3 winners next Wednesday, December 17th, so you have plenty of time to comment between now and then! You have until midnight on Friday, December 12 to link your projects to our Hol-ODD-Day Hop link party.

Today, all of the Odd Girls have projects to share for the big event, so you can visit their blogs to see what they’ve created for the hop. (You can find the full hop list at the bottom of my post.)

I made ornaments using the Snowflake Ornament cut file. You could also use this file to make photo gift tags or dress up a gift bag! I dressed up the ornaments with some Sorbet Sequins, glitter glue, and some Blue Bamboo twine to hang them up! If you don’t have photos to use, you can substitute your favorite holiday Some Odd Girl digi or clear stamp!

The pictures I used are a few years old, but I made one featuring our dog, Midnight, and another with Scott & me:

Here’s the hop list for our awesome team:

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Remember to comment along the way, and link up your holiday-themed projects using Some Odd Girl stamps (new or old)! We can’t wait to see what you make!

CCC Week 5 – Paint

Happy Sunday, crafty friends! It’s time for a new Christmas Card Challenge, and this week, we’re passionate about paint!
Week #5
I tried something different for my card this week. I used some acrylic paint as ink when stamping my images. 
I thought the images stamped clearer when I stamped on thick card stock instead of solid designer paper. I spread a layer of ink on some scrap card stock, then stamped the images. I made sure to quickly wash off the stamps with some mild soap and water so the paint wouldn’t dry on them.
I heat embossed the sentiment, and once the snowflakes were dry, I cut them out and added some Liquid Pearls to accent them.
Other supplies: designer paper (Carta Bella), twine (Trendy Twine), snowflake stamps (Martha Stewart Crafts), embossing folder (Cuttlebug), decorative frame element (SEI), sentiment stamp (Your Next Stamp).

All of our challenges are optional…the only “real” rule is that you must create a new Christmas, Holiday or Hannukah card, then link it up on our blog so we can stop by and say hi!

It’s not necessary that you use a Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamp on your card, but we sure love it when you do!

Don’t forget to visit the rest of the CCC team to take a peek at the fun and festive cards they’ve created this week: AlannaCorinneJennifer, JovitaKarenKatieLeesaLorie,MargoMichelePatStephanie…and our guest designer Mel. B.!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful week and a safe and happy new year! Don’t forget to link your entry on the Christmas Card Challenges blog! See you there!