As you know by now, I am completely in LOVE with Some Odd Girl Digital stamps. There was a "Nouveau Challenge" inspired by the new release of the acryllic Nouveau Stamps Kristy designed. On the Some Odd Girl blog the challenge was to take the picture on the right and create something that inspired you. I used Bookish-Tia, found here in the SOG store.
Back at Scrap-Friendzy, we are celebrating the wonderful talent of the owners and the members with a Thankful Friendzy month long challenge. This layout was lifted off of one of the owners, Amy.
This was a miscellaneous card I created with my stash for a staff person who requested a little something more special than a generic work sympathy card for one of her clients.
I know i have mentioned this before but I love Some Odd Girl stamps! There are so many fun ways to get involved with this terrifically talented group of women. The owner, Kristy is AMAZING with her Copic coloring. She is a mad woman with those skills...so mad that Copic is going to look at featuring her work in their catalog! I feel like I know someone famous! There is a flickr group where there are biweekly challenges for the 12 weeks of Christmas. I have been faithfully playing along and here are week's 6 and 7.....
On Kristy's blog, she is having us showcase our best work of the week. I decided to put my SOG girls to work in a practical way in my home. It seems as though the little people and that one big guy called my husband, cannot figure out a laundry system in our new home. So I decided to help out by creating tags for the LIGHTS, DARKS, and WHITES. I used siding chips that I lifted from Lowe's (he he). I modge podged, glued, colored and decorated and VOILA!
Of course I have remained active at Scrap-Friendzy. They always have monthly challenges that keep me inspired. This month's theme is "Thankful Friendzy". The first layout was to lift a title or a quote from the gallery and scrap it:
This one was to lift someone's layout with chipboard and lift the design and use chipboard on the layout. The chipboard could not be naked.
If you need your mojo kicked at all, these two places are the sites to be at every day and every week!
Kristy has been celebrating her 30th birthday all month long......might i say i am jealous that she is so young and talented?! You just HAVE to join her on her blog here. She has had some wonderful tutorials from some equally talented friends and guests as well as from herself all month long including Copic coloring/shading, different card designs, different elements. It has been an incredible month. And if you link up to her blog you just never know if you will win something. There are giveaways all month long so you have to look at all of the blog posts. You won't know if you are a winner until after the 31st so what are you waiting for? GO WISH KRISTY A HAPPY BIRTHDAY and see what you might learn!
This next challenge on the SOG Blog was to use an image from SOG and only color in black and white. Not just print out and leave it. I loved this challenge:
And of course the SOG Flickr group is having the 12 Weeks of Christmas. Week 5 was to create a gift card holder. Because Kristy, owner proprietor of SOG is celebrating her birthday all month long, there have been some fabulous tutorials on her personal blog here,. I have been soaking up the insipiration and the tutorials.
I learned about this wonderful opportinitiy on Kristy's blog here. As you know, I have been following the Odd Girl and Some Odd Girl for awhile now. This cause is near and dear to me. I am social worker and I work alot with nursing facilities in the area.
Cards that Care is a card drive that collects holiday/christmas cards to send to the elderly in nursing homes across America. Grandfathers and Grandmothers who may be missing their families or may just feel lonely this holiday season. Just by doing something you already love to do, cardmaking, you can send smiles, love and lift spirits. Please hop over to Vera’s blog to read all the details about how you can get in on this wonderful cause.
This card drive will be going on till November 31, 2011.
We will need to receive your cards by November 31, 2011.
Please make the cards for Christmas or Holiday Wishes. Anyone can send a card, your children, church group, scout troops, etc.
All cards need to have a message in it. Please also sign your name and where you are from. On the card envelope, write your name on the top left corner. Also, please don't seal the envelope.
Please stick to just cards.
And please don't use any pins (safety reason).
You can mail the cards to either one of these awesome ladies:
Jennifer McGuire Vera Yates
P.O. Box 428612 P.O Box 17596
Cincinnati, OH 45242 Sugar Land, TX 77496
In each package, PLEASE include a piece of paper with your name, address, email address and how many cards you sent. This helps us in keeping track for prizes! For each card you send, you will get a chance. So the more cards you send, the better your chances.
I totally am in love with Some Odd Girl's images. They are so fun and fresh. This month, Kristy is celebrating her birthday all month with tutorials every day. Some new ideas and some old. Some refreshers too. I am really enjoying the Copic tutorials as I am a Copic novice. You can view the tutorials on her blog HERE and while you are there, grab her birthday badge and get in on her surprises this month! On the SOG blog there are two challenges a month. This first card, using one of the SOG new holiday releases, also uses a sketch. With some of the new transitions shading techniques i learned on Kristy's blog, I was able to really do the pumpkin well:
On the Flickr Group, week 3 is about using craft brown paper and twine. I just love this image and find so many uses for him!
ANd finally, week 4 on the Flickr group was to do a snowy theme. I used one of the tutorials on Kristy's blog from the very beginning of the month to make this shadow box like card that goes flat for a regular size A2 mailing:
I wanted you to see the close up of the fuzzy earmuffs and boot cuffs using the heated up liquid applique.
Some Odd Girl is having a weekly challenge at their Flickr Group here. They are doing the 12 Weeks of Christmas Holiday challenge. This week we are to create a card that has non-traditional Christmas colors. One of the DT members has inspired me to NOT color in my digi so here it is:
On their Blog here, they are having a color inspiration using this:
My lighting is sucky but hereis what I came up with:
If you have lost your MOJO, I have found it! This first project is brought to you by Some Odd Girl. They have some super fun digitals that I love to color. There are biweekly challenges on their blog and they are also doing a 12 week of Christmas challenge on their Flickr group. This tag was for week One.:
The next projects are all for the Design Star Challenges at Scrap-Friendzy. I keep going back to this forum as it is fun and challenging. They always have something cooking!
Why don't you join us at Scrap-Friendzy this weekend? They are celebrating their birthday and there will be challenges, games, and prizes galore. Besides the fun forum, they also have some rockin' kits. Head on over there and join the fun. there are some pre-weekend preparations going on and you sure don't want to miss. Tell them I sent ya!
I am so happy to get back into the copic marker coloring groove and my favorite digi's have been the Some Odd GIrl digi stamps. This one below is Sweet Kaylee. I made this card for my sister in law's birthday that is this week. The task this go around was to incorporate some sort of sewing into the project. I did this with some embroidery floss on the fabric piece that i cinched. The papers used were from Midnight Rooster. I purchased a YUMMY kit from them. It was August's kit called Summer Shandy and boy was it LOADED with beautiful goodies.
Summer Shandy has this in it:
My Minds Eye – Hazel “Mother” Ledger Paper
American Crafts – Peachy Keen, My Darling
My Minds Eye – Hattie “Buddies” Argyle Paper
Echo Park – For the Record, Fancy Floral
Cosmo Cricket – Odds and Ends, Junk Drawer
Crate Paper – Emma’s Shoppe, Playhouse
Studio Calico – Countryside, Wildflower
My Minds Eye – Hazel “Memories” Lithe Lines Paper
Sassafrass – Starters, Intro
American Crafts – Hello Sunshine, Jovial
Wood Veneer Alphas – Studio Calico
Sticky Keys mini alpha – October Afternoon
Phrase Stickers – Crate Paper
Fab Rips – Studio Calico
Chipboard Butterflies – Maya Road
Midnight Rooster Exclusives
6 x 11″ Fabric
1 yard butterfly trim
6 butterflies with hand sewn buttons
6 fabric covered buttons, 1 large, 1 medium, 4 small
15 fimo cabochons, 3 large, 3 medium, 9 small
The kits are so unique and have beautiful elements in them!
I have continued to play along with this month's Design Star Challenges at Scrap-Friendzy. I even decided to purchase one of their kits seeing as though there are no more LSS near me **SNIFF**. The projects below have elements that are essentially all from their August kit.