Thursday, December 28, 2017

Winter Birthday!

Hello!  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends!  I work in retail, so I was completely swamped!  I'm so glad that season is finished!  Whew!  However, I did have a lovely Christmas!  

Now, on to the fun stuff!  I finally had some time to craft!

I used the adorable Dog Sledding set from Imagine That! Digistamp!

It is a fun set!  Now, I just need to learn how to color patterns with my Copics, so I can add fun little designs to their sweaters!

What have you created recently?  Do you have any big plans for crafting in the new year?  I would love to hear about them!  Leave me a comment!

Thank you for looking.  Have a Crafty day!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Christmas Card with Imagine That!

It's Christmas time!!!  That means LOTS of Christmas cards!  I love to make them!  I made this one with the  Mistletoe Kitty set from Imagine That Digistamps!  I love the little Cardinal!  Look at his crazy 'hair!' I didn't notice it until I was coloring the image.  I laughed.  He's so adorable!

I really like this card.  It is so simple, yet so striking!  If you participate in the Link party on ITD's Creative Playground using any ITD image, you will get to pick one FREE Christmas or Winter set!  You get that just for participating!  What are you waiting for???

Have a Crafty Day!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Springy Birthday card with Imagine That!

I don't know why I was inspired to do this springy card in the fall, but I was.  I wanted to use the beautiful Well Wishes set from Imagine That! Digistamps.  This is what emerged!  I love how bright and colorful it is!  Thank you for looking!  I hope you are inspired to color something bright and springy to chase any winter blues away!

Image and Sentiment from the Well Wishes set.

Have a Crafty Day!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Purrfect Thanksgiving card!

Hi everyone!  I have been so busy lately!  I'm afraid my crafting has gone in so many directions, I have very little to show.  However, today, I am here to show you this adorable card using these adorable Pumpkin Kitties by Imagine That! Digistamps

How adorable are these cats?  I printed the image and colored with my copics.  I don't have many orange or yellow orange copics, so my pumpkin has a bit of an odd color.  I still like it though.  I just made due with what I had!  For the background, I sprayed over a Hero Arts stencil with Tattered Angel's Glimmer Mist.  The background sparkles, but it is hard to capture in the photo.  Then I fussy cut the cat image and added the sentiment (which I colored with an ombre effect using the same colors as the pumpkin!).  A simple card, but I know, without a shadow of a doubt, that it will bring joy to its intended recipient.  She loves cats, and this is 
"purrrrfect" for her!  (Heehee. . .see what I did there???)

Thank you for looking!  Have a Crafty day!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Imagine That! Digistamp inspiration!

This is the perfect day to post this card!  I created this card for a friend's birthday that just happens to be today!  (Happy Birthday, Julie!)  I used Dachshund Party to create this adorable card.  I printed it and colored it with my Copics.  I tried to make the dog look like Julie's dog, Izzy!  I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks to create my background.  I added a little washi tape and the sentiment and I was good to go!  Doesn't it just scream celebration???

Swing by Imagine That! to pick up this adorable set!

Have a Crafty Day!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Imagine That Digistamps Linky Challenge

Hi!  Guess what: it is officially October.  That means I am officially part of the Design Team for Imagine That! Digistamps!  Who-hoo!!!  With that said, I have lots of things to share with you today!

First of all, at the ITD's Creative Playground blog, they do a challenge every month.  If you participate using a ITD digi, then you automatically get the featured set of the month.  If you participate using another company's stamp (which is totally fine!), you are entered into a drawing for a $15 voucher to use at Imagine That! Digistamp store!  Ok, so who is interested???  The challenge runs until November 3.  That gives you plenty of time!

The featured set for the month of October is called Thanks a Bunch.
It is such a versatile set!  I love how it is usable all year!  I created a card with this featured set:
I wanted to create a beautiful fall card, so I colored the image with more fall-like colors.  I used a kraft colored card base on which I added Bo Bunny's copper Glitter paste using a palette knife and a Tim Holtz stencil.  I love the way it came it.  I just adds a warmth and touch of fall to the card.  

So what are you waiting for? Go make a card or project and join the linky challenge!  I look forward to seeing your projects!

Have a Crafty Day!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Last Imagine That! Digistamp Guest Design Team Post

I have some Big News I've been keeping secret, but first:  Here is my final Imagine That! Digistamp Guest Design Team card
I used the Get Whale Soon set

Isn't it the cutest set?  I love it! I was a little intimidated coloring the whale as I wasn't sure if I had enough Copic blue variations that would look good.  However, I managed, and he looks so adorable!

Ok, now for my Big News:

Wait for it. . . . .

Starting October 1, I am officially a Design Team Member for Imagine That! Digistamps!  Yea!!  Can you believe it?  They have asked me to officially join their team!  I am beyond excited to be a member of their talented group!  So keep an eye here and on ITD's Creative Playground Blog to see more of my work with their adorable stamps- including new releases!  Yea!!

Thank you for looking and have a Crafty day!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Distress Oxide inks!

Hi!  Yes, I'm still making cards and still alive!  I've been posting for my GDT work with Imagine That! Digistamps, but I haven't been posting my own stuff.  Since I have a great deal to share, I will break it up into different posts.  Today, I'm going to share the cards I've made using the Distress Oxide Inks to make the backgrounds!

If you haven't yet used Distress Oxide inks, DO IT!  Find someone who will let you use theirs and just play!  That's how I found out about them.  Some friends got together JUST to play with the Oxides.  I was hooked from that moment!  What beautiful backgrounds they make.  I know there are other ways to use them, but since I am still quite a novice, I don't know their many other uses. . .yet!

Basically, for these backgrounds, I rubbed the ink pad straight onto my crafting mat leaving ink stripes.  I put several colors together.  Then, I spritzed the ink with water before I laid the paper on top.  I moved the paper around in order to pick up more ink and to blend the colors.  I used my heat tool to dry the ink a bit.  Then, I spritzed it with water again (using larger drops- the Tim Holtz spray bottle works great for this!), then I dabbed it with a paper towel as I used the heat tool to dry it.

Also, all the images were colored with Copics!

Without further ado:
These stamps are from Craftin Desert Divas!  They are the Treasure Trolls!  

This is also a stamp from Craftin Desert Divas!  It is a Digital Stamp called Cool Summer!  On the top of this background, I used the Oxide ink to stamp with.  It gives a great tone on tone image that is subtle but still effective!

Another Craftin Desert Divas stamp!  Isn't she adorable?? She is called Aloha!

I LOVE these elephants from My Favorite Things!  They are called BB Adorable Elephants!

On this final example, I used the Oxides a little differently.  Using a blending tool, I blended different bright colors onto Bristol paper.  (It is heavier paper that stands up to the wet media.)  After that, I blended the Black Soot Oxide over top of the colors being sure to leave some of the color visible.  Then, I spritzed the paper with water.  It blended the colors and obscured the lines.  I dried it with my heat tool, spritzed it again, dabbed it with a paper towel and then dried it again.  After the whole thing was dry, I splattered silver acrylic paint over it to look like stars.

This is from Astro Tobie digital stamp from Some Odd Girl!  I love the little alien at his feet!

That is all I have for now!  Try out the Oxide inks if you can!  They are more than just ink!  

Thank you for looking and have a Crafty Day!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Sorrowful Shar-Pei

I've been gone awhile.  Sorry about that!  I've got a new card for you using an Imagine That! Digistamp.  I used the Shar-Pei Party set, but I decided to use it a little differently than it was intended.
Isn't it so sweet???  The poor little Shar-Pei looked entirely too perfect for a sympathy card!

Thank you for looking!  Have a Crafty day!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

More Imagine That! Inspiration!

Hi guys!  I've been so busy lately with work and extra-curricular activities- including crafting, that I haven't had much time to blog!  Well, here I am again with more inspiration using the Imagine That! Digistamps by Kris!

Look at this adorable card I made using am image and sentiment from Imagine That!  Isn't that Stegosaurus adorable??  I just had to color him up with my Copics and put him on a card!!!

Image from the Stegosaurus Presents 

Bottom Sentiment from the Pterodactyl Banner 

Good check out Imagine That! Digistamps and their blog for more stamps and great inspiration!

Have a crafty day!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Imagine That! Mermaid!

Hi everyone!  I have a new card to share with you!  Isn't it refreshing?

Both the image and the sentiment are from Imagine That! Digi stamps' Mermaid Swimming set!

I colored her with Copic markers and put together this simple yet fun card!  Thank you for looking!

Have a crafty day!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Flamingo Beach

Hi!  Guess what: Kris at Imagine That! Digi stamps has created this adorable flamingo!  Not only does it have three different sets for different seasons, there is a dress up set, so you make the flamingo perfect for any project you can image!!  Check out Imagine That! Digi stamps to see more!  Also, check out their official blog for more information!

Here is the card I made using the Flamingo Beach set!
It is so simple, but I LOVE the sentiment!  It is the story of my life right now!  I just wanted to feature the Flamingo and the sentiment!

Go get the Flamingo Beach set now, or even better, get the Flamingo dress up set or any of the other fabulous Flamingo sets that are debuting this week!

Thanks for looking!  Have a crafty day!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Imagine That! Inspiration!

Hi guys!  I'm back with another Imagine That! Digi Stamps by Kris Inspiration for you!

Isn't she adorable???  I love her skates!!  I just had to color her up with my Copics and put her on a card!  Who wouldn't want to do lunch if they got this card!!!  So fun, right?

Both the image and the sentiment are from this Retro Waitress set from Imagine That! Digi Stamps by Kris!  Go pick her up!  I can't wait to see what you can do with her!

Thanks for looking!  Have a fantastic day!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Big News!!

Hi!  I have big news!  I've been dying to share with you!  Imagine That! Digistamps by Kris has invited me to be a Guest Designer for July through September!  I'm so excited!!!   Their digis are adorable!  Here is my first project!

Both the image and the sentiment are from the Popcorn Bucket set.

Get this: The Popcorn Bucket set is Free right now!  Go pick it up and check out their other digital stamps!

Thank you for looking!  Have a fabulous day!

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!