Monday, July 17, 2017

Weekend cards

Hello!  I got to spend Saturday afternoon and evening crafting with friends.  I made cards.  I had to have three for the girls in the group with birthdays, so I made them first and shot the best photos I could.

All the cards include a Some Odd Girl image!

After I finished those, I made some other cards.  In the past, I've always colored an image and then just moved on to another image or another color combination.  For this weekend, I tried coloring an image the same way and making two identical cards.  It was quick and easy and I made a few extra cards!  Duh!  Why didn't I think of that before???  

Again, all the cards include a Some Odd Girl image. 
(Can you tell I like them????)

My favorite card of the weekend was one I made with Craftin Desert Diva's Stars and Wishes Trolls!  Aren't they just the cutest???  
This card just makes me so happy!!!  This one is definitely getting saved for someone very special!  (Still. . . .looking at it, I can't get over the cuteness!!!!)

Thanks for looking!  All images were colored with Copic markers.  I'm still doing so much coloring and card making- it is one of my joys at the moment.  

Have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Birthday cards

I've been coloring up a storm lately.  I am so in love with Copics!  They are such amazing markers!  (I promise, I'm not a paid spokesperson for Copics. . .I like what I like!)

This card I threw together with an image that I colored a while back.  I only make that distinction as my coloring has improved.  However, the image needed to be used and enjoyed!

Meet Bubbles Mermaid from Some Odd Girl!

The next birthday card I made is for a co-worker of mine.  I sell my cards at work, and she fell in love with a dinosaur care I brought one time.  I decided to use the same dinosaur on her birthday card.  (She's not a girly girl, so this is a perfect card for her!)
TRex by Some Odd Girl

That's all I have for now.  I have so many images that are colored and waiting to be put on cards or other projects.  Hmmm... now to find the time!

Thanks for coming to my blog and enjoying my projects!  See you next time!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Hello Again

Hello one and all!  I have returned to resurrect my blog!  It has been a long time, I know!  My hope is to be more faithful to my blog even if I just post once a week.

Recently, my interest in my Copic markers has been rekindled.  I was introduced to a lady who has the entire set!  Yes, you read that right: she has the ENTIRE set of Copic markers.  Aren't they beautiful???

That, in itself, is a tremendous accomplishment!  However, she is an incredible Copic colorist!!  It was her gorgeous coloring and her beautiful set of Copics that has rekindled my love and use of those markers.  (She has also introduced me to a variety of stamp companies I didn't know existed!)  With that said, I just want to share a few of the coloring projects I've done with my Copics. . .er, and maybe some of her markers! 😄

Character stamps by Some Odd Girl
Other stamps by Hampton Arts, Stampin' Up, and Studio G

Stamps by My Favorite Things. Isn't he the cutest??

Image by Julia Spiri

Unicorn Girl by Some Odd Girl
Words by Technique Junkie and Stampabilities

Thank you so much for taking a peek at my current obsession!  I will be back soon with more of what inspires and delights me!  Have a fabulous day!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Mickey Monday

Good morning!  I regret to inform you, my faithful readers, that I've not been very crafty lately.  I just joined a gym which may not sound like it would take time, but it does!  I've have been trying to get the gym when I can, and that time at the gym is usually the time I used to spend crafting.  Will working out take over my crafty time- ABSOLUTELY NOT!  I just have to figure a way to craft when I'm not doing my other activities!  

Today is another installment of 

Oh yes!  One of my friends is off to Disney tomorrow, and I'm so jealous!  I know she will have a wonderful time, but, in the mean time, it certainly makes me miss Disney World all the more.  

Today, I decided to feature meeting one of my most favorite characters: STITCH!  My friend Nikki and I decided on our trip to do things we hadn't done before.  One of those things for me was to go to the Best Friends Breakfast at O'hana.  This particular breakfast had Mickey and Pluto and Lilo and Stitch!  Two of my favorites at one meal- COUNT ME IN!  

Nikki and I meeting Stitch!  Don't I look about ready to jump out of my skin?  It was so much fun!  Right before the picture of Stitch and me was taken, I had told Stitch that Lilo had told me his badness level was high!  This is his reaction:
Isn't his reaction adorable!  I'm so glad Nikki captured this moment!  It truly was a magical moment for me!! 

Not only did we meet Stitch (and Lilo), we also met Mickey.
Nikki had said that Mickey wasn't her favorite- that she actually preferred Donald.  Look at the way she is looking at Mickey!  I just love it!

Me and my buddy!  (Yes, the lighting in there wasn't the greatest!  Oh well!)

I've shared far more pictures than I intended, but it was fun to go back and relive a little bit of my last trip!  If you want to read about our whole breakfast experience and see more pictures, see my Trip Report on the Disboards!  (That link will take you to the exact post, but if you want to read more, just go back to the beginning!)

Have a Magical Day!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

World Card Making Day

Happy World Card Making Day!

Yep, the first Saturday in October is always World Card Making Day!  I so love that there is a 'holiday' devoted to (and, ahem, celebrated by) crazy people like me!  Don't you?

There are tons of challenges and giveaways today and through the week.  I've made a couple cards today for some of those challenges.

I did an ombre card for the Some Odd Girl October challenge and for Studio Calico's WCMD challenges.  I used my Caran D'Arch Neocolor water-soluble crayons to make a background.  Simple.  Once it was dry, I stamped with Stampin' Up's Day of Gratitude.  I used Some Odd Girl's Happy Gwen.  Isn't she adorable?  Just a fun and simple card- aside from the fussy cut of Gwen!

The second card I made was for another of Studio Calico's challenges.  I used Some Odd Girl's Sweater Pup!  I also made a cut file from the Studio Calico sketch!  

Thanks for looking!  I love making cards!  I hope you will try to make some cards for these fun challenges!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Free Cut Friday

Hello!  As a part of my new features, I want to include Free Cut Fridays because I LOVE making cut files for my Silhouette Cameo!  I love making cards for my Project Life, too!  Here is a special card for your Project Life.  Feel free to use it, but, please, link back to here!

Download here: Love This Arrow

Enjoy this card!  I hope you can use this!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Mickey Monday

Good morning!  I've decided to start some new features here on my blog.  They won't be a weekly thing.  They will just be when I decide I want to do them!  Fair enough?

Lately, I have really been missing Disney World.  About the time I started to realize this, Leslie at Violet Imperfection started her Mickey Monday feature to help her keep from missing Disney World so much!  I decided, I, too, had to follow suit!

For this first Mickey Monday, I want to give you some back story, so this doesn't seem random!  Who didn't love Disney movies as a kid?  Come on!  When my parents took me to Disney World in 1992, I was at the impressionable age of 13. (no laughing. was the 90s!)

I LOVED Disney.  It was such a magical wonderful place.  One of the things that impressed me the most was seeing the animators working at (then) MGM Studios.  I remember taking the animation tour and being intrigued by the idea of getting to draw and color for a job!  From that moment on, I drew and colored Disney characters.  I decided I wanted to work at the Disney Store.  The moment I turned 16, I asked for a job.  Hmm. . .you had to be 18.  Guess what, I was there at 18 filling in paperwork!  I worked at the Disney Store on and off until I graduated college.  I was obsessed!  Disney was my life!

The picture of Mickey and me at the top is actually from Disneyland in California.  I went in 2001 on a mission- meet mickey mouse.  I missed him in '92, and this was something I had to do!  Yep, at 22, I HAD to meet Mickey.  It was a nice trip at Disneyland to be where Walt Disney actually walked!

Now, I've been to Disney World 5 times!  I miss it like crazy.  My last trip was 3 years ago with one of my best friends.  The Trip Report with tons of pictures is here.  I didn't finish, but you can see what fun we had!  Be aware, that some of those photos MIGHT show up here soon!

Mickey Mondays will be a way to show my photos and talk about my favorite parts of my trips!  I look forward to many more Mickey Mondays!