Foxy

I thought I’d post something a little out of the norm for me today and searched back to my roots (aka the stash of supplies I never use!  LOL) and created this card.  What started my whole process was finding this little fox already colored up on a shelf that was out of the way.  Shame on me – this poor little fox was lonely and yelped with excitement when I found him.  😀

The images I stamped for this card is Foxy from Some Odd Girl and Daisy Rock from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  Another interesting supply I used, which was also nearly forgotten, is the open book shaped die.  So with all these combined I thought it would make a perfect story telling theme.  Now, we just need to figure out what that fox is thinking…

I didn’t want to color a full background so I used the dot technique with various light blue colors.  I think this helps to distinguish the image from the background and also added a little more color to the center.  Finally, I finished up the card with layers, stitching and accessories!

Dancer

It’s the start of a three day weekend for me and I have plans to do nothing!  Yes, I know… I’m not sure how much that will happen but I’m sure going to try, again, tomorrow.  Today I’ve managed a little gardening, cleaning the house, laundry, reading and some craft time.  So much for my resolve to do nothing!  LOL

This is a quick project I’ve put together using an image I had colored before but the project it was previously attached to was accidentally destroyed and I couldn’t toss the whole thing away and decided to save the girl for another day.  So today… this is Dance from Some Odd Girl and she’s featured on a a whole new project!
 

The background paper is Market from My Minds Eye and the chipboard corners are from Make it Crafty.  The paper kinda says it all so I added some lace and the corners but left everything else to shine.  This was one of those fast projects that came together well and I hope you like it for today’s inspiration.  Thanks for coming by and hope ya’ll have fun plans for the weekend!

Winter Friends

This is it, my last post in pending state and now soon to be scheduled and posted.  What does that mean?  Well, I’m going to have to start crafting again!!  Well, that sounds like a good excuse – do you think my school teachers will mind?  He he he

This is another card I made using Winter Friends from Some Odd Girl which includes the polar bear, scarf and sentiment stamp.  It’s a simple card layout but I think works really well to give the impressing of a cold blistery day.  Plus the polar bear was a cinch to color – just a little bit of gray for shadows (I didn’t even bother blending it) and some pink for color.  Hope you like it and hope you have a great week too!  xXx

Winter Friends

Just a quick post here to start the weekend off and hopefully bring in a little chilly temperatures to cool down Texas for a while.  Not winter winds but I’d like to order a little cool breeze for great weekend play!  Now wouldn’t that be awesome – to order up the weather!  LOL  Anyway, I wish I was crafting but here’s another card I made from the summer months that I can still share.  I think I have about 7 more hiding in “draft” mode so I can at least keep ya’ll inspired!

 
The image on this is from Some Odd Girl called Winter Friends and I used the two penguins (of course you can see that) and the fun accessories that come with it to dress them up.  These cuties were quick to color up and so satisfying to finish.  Then I use my Nestabilities and assembled it with a simple layout – voila, another holiday card to use this year!  Hopefully I’ll have enough by time December comes around.  😀  How about you… getting close to reaching your goals?

Winter Friends

I’m so excited – it’s the first day of Autumn here in northern hemisphere and I’m so ready for some cool refreshing breezes come it.  Here in Texas it always feels like a second Spring and some of the best times to be outdoors after the long beating heat of the Summer.  Ahh… yes, sounds like I have some Spring Fever coming on and time to get out and weed the flower beds!!

The image I have today is from Some Odd Girl called Winter Friends and the sketch I used is from I Scrap My Way.  I wanted to go with a non-traditional color tone and selected some browns, blacks and a cool blue to offset the creams in this young cutie!  He has some friends that come in the same stamp set that I’ll feature later on.  😀

The sentiment is also part of the Winter Friends set and was the perfect size to add near the bottom.  Then I fished it off with some metallic Dew Drops on the corners and a little bit of lace.  😀  That’s about it.  I hope ya’ll have a great weekend with lots planned and thanks for dropping by my blog today.  😀

Under the Sea Mae

‘Tis the season for mermaids and summer fun… well, at least in the northern hemisphere it is!  😀  So here’s another card featuring Under the Sea Mae from Some Odd Girl which was released earlier this month.  I also used the coordinating sentiment that comes with it and created this card…”Make a Splash!”

I can’t find my brain today!!  I’m taking a summer class that is just killing my brain cells every moment and when I’m not in class I worry about the homework I *should* be doing.  LOL  But I really want to color and relax… maybe even take a little nap.  😀  So this is a card I’ve had saved up that was created a while ago and is perfect for these summer days.  I always think mermaid hair is always so fun to color because it isn’t weighed down by gravity.

The movie I’m watching right now is called “Best is Show” and is one of the funniest, most awark, satire movies I’ve seen in a while.  It might not be for everyone but it’s one I totally understand from both sides of the fence and I still adore it.  😀  I think I’ll put in “A Mighty Wind” next and call it a marathon.  LOL

Flag Waving Mae

Happy 4th of July!!  It’s so much fun to have a holiday in the middle of the summer because not only do I not have to do the normal routine, I also don’t have any To-Dos that I’ve saved for a day off!  LOL  So today, I plan to take it easy and hopefully get a bit of a nap in.  😀

For today’s project I put together a fun festive card using Flag Waving Mae and Sunflowers from Some Odd Girl.  Last week I noticed her in the SOG store and decided she would actually be very fun to color up and because her flags are blank, I was able to add a little bit of Texas flare.  The Sunflowers are ones I’ve actually had on my list to color for a while now and it was fun to pair them up.

I’ll have to admit I’m not one to have a lot of patriotic colors around the room.  I don’t know why those colors always look good on the flag itself but down close on my desk they’re always too bright – so lucky for me I managed to find some reds and blues that didn’t clash.  LOL They’re not perfect for the theme but hopefully I was able to fake it.  😀

I hope everyone has a great day whether or not you’re in the midst of celebrating Independence Day.  Who knows what I’ll be up to day but I’m sure I can squeeze in a little crafting too.  😀

Believe

Today is my day to share something on the Some Odd Girl Blog and I’m bringing you a little bit of inspiration using one of the Nouveau Girls Believe!  I don’t use flowers very often but I was inspired after organizing my craft room to use of a few of the bundles I have… after all, they were over flowing the draw just screaming to be used!  LOL  Plus I wanted to try grouping my flowers off to the corner like so many gorgeous projects I’ve seen lately.

So I grabbed some of my gray and white flowers, papers, ribbons and embellishments then decided to pair them up with a Nouveau Girl which I knew would be perfect in a black and white dress – I particularly liked Believe as she looked like she was reflecting upon time so I threw in some time elements too.

I don’t know about you but I always have a few scattered pieces of extras laying on my desk!  Sometime they’re a bit too messy and need organizing themselves but I tend to grab things from that “pile” and add them to my card… this one was no exception and that’s where I found the clouds and green leaves!  Other than the leaves and some coloring I kept everything else in the monochromatic scheme.  Here’s a closer photo of Believe and her dreamy face…

The flower grouping went well, I think, but I wish I had some sort of wispy element coming out of them… maybe pearls or something else sticking out in different directions.  Anyway, that’s my next excuse for shopping!  He he he!  Thanks for coming by today and I hope you’ve enjoyed my project and have been inspired today!

Fan

Today marks the mid-year and also another challenge at Some Odd Girl!  This month is a simple sketch and there are all sorts of way to make up your projects.  I kept true to the sketch this time around and then had fun adding a few embellishments for a finishing touch.  Here’s what I did…

For this project I used Fan from Some Odd Girl as a clear stamps.  I even remember a few of the color combos… can you believe that?  LOL  Ok, so for the skin I used E50, E51 and E53.  The Hair was E55, E57 and E49; then the reds were R02, R05, R08 and R29.  The last thing I remember was using T3 for the sharp shadows; oh and E04 for her lips.   So except for the teals and gold, that’s pretty much all the colors!

Thanks for droping by and hopefully you’re all having a great weekend.  For those in the US, hopefully you’re getting ready for a great 4th of July!  We just got out our July books and the kids delved right into reading those so I guess I’m off to a good start.  Now if only I can find a place to watch the fireworks without the overwhelming crowd and endless traffic to get home!

Reading Mae

I can’t turn down a good reading image and this one is no exception – this is the new Reading Mae from Some Odd Girl and you have to check out everyone’s projects at the SOG Blog!!  She’s a cutie and fun to color and I can never have too many bookworm cards for teachers. I think this one is by far the most favorite of the release – but check out all the images and decided for yourself.  😀

In addition to using Reading Mae, I was able to sneak in another ticket sentiment from Whimsy Stamps – I have a whole bunch punched out from the coordinating diecut and so it’s easy to grab one and add to a project.  Lately I’ve been stocking up on diecut shapes in craft paper and they’ve been great embellishments.  Plus it saves from getting out the diecutter and putting it away on projects that I need to finish quickly.

Growing up, there was a saying on the wall of my home which said “Use it up, wear it out,  make it do or do without.”  Come to find out my Mom loathed the saying but it still sticks with me today… so when I reached for my orange flowers that I’ve been “saving for that right project” I decided it was time to use them up.  LOL  I guess I can apply that to all my stashes.  He he he

Thanks for coming by and I hope you’ve enjoyed my project for today – I hope it has inspired you to make something, color something or even read something!  😀