Thursday, March 31, 2011

and more Happy!

Im am happy to say that I was TOP 3 at Kaboodle Doodles Challenge site this week!

Yippee! I just started entering these super fun card challenges and Im so tickled they loved my card! Thanks KD chickies!

I hit up the challenge sites for fun again last night. Since I loved the April Tidbitz in Time kit so much I decided to pull it out again and make a few cards with it and my Some Odd Girl stamps

This card uses Momma Mae. This card is a sneaky peek! She is a NEW stamp set to release on April 19th

Im entering this card into the following challenges:
Delicious Doodles (floral fantasy)
Tuesday Throwdown (flowers)
Kaboodle Doodles (spring has sprung)
Cupcake Craft (cards for Mom)
Stamp Something (spring something)
Prairie Fairy (spring)
Mamidoodles (spring)
PaperPlay (for mom)
Stampin for the weekend (mom)

I also made this card using Bu'fly Tia. I cut the orange/white sticker in half and layered it like a piece of paper and added the Jenni Bowlin mini bingo card to the kit. I also used the solid sheets on the back of the patterned paper.

Im entering this card into the following challenges
Creative Card Crew (for a child)
Going Grey (fairy tales)
Digital Tuesday (for the kids)
Pixie Dust (fluttering wings)
Cupcake inspirations (colors and flower from photo)

LIKE SOME ODD GIRL STAMPS?? I just got an email saying Kristy is having a ONE DAY SALE 25% off your entire cart!! Use coupon code ONEDAY to snag yourself some darling oddies. Sale is good until midnight EST March 31st.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Make Me Happy!!

The April kit "Make Me Happy" from Tidbitz in Time comes out today.... and believe me it lives up to its title. When I opened my design team box it immediately made me smile. It so full of color.... its like a rainbow of happiness! The papers are the brand new release American Crafts City Park line, full of clouds, hot air balloons and flowers just ready to cut out. There are also many colors of primas, sparkly thickers, rainbow pearls and a book of remarks journal blocks. This is the perfect kit to get you ready for spring!!

Here are a few projects I made with the kit

That is 5 layouts!!! I also made 2 cards that I plan on posting tomorrow. I also have plenty of embellishments left to play some more. This is a fantastic kit. Be sure to check it out before it sells out

Monday, March 28, 2011

Happy Monday!

This past weekend we took Aubrey to her 1st movie in the theater! I was a little nervous because she is so little, but she did great! We took her travel Booster Seat and buckled her in, gave her some snacks and she was ready for the show. We went to see Tangled since it was showing at the dollar theater and I figured if she freaked out and had to leave we were only out $2.50. It was SUCH a cute movie... and she loved it! She loved seeing all the kids at the theater too. She kept waving hi and trying to talk to everyone. She also kept petting my hair since Rapunzel had such long hair. Ive always loved going to see movies at the theater and it was so fun sharing that experience with my baby girl

Afterwards we drove out to one of the local farms to buy apples, cider, and cheese. Ohhh so good! I cant wait til summer when farmer's markets are in full swing.

I also had some crafty fun this weekend! I finished my survivor week 6 layout, tons of cards with the new some odd girl acrylic stamps and then broke out my April tidbitz in time kit for seconds. I so needed to get crafty.... good for the soul

I made this little teeny card for Aubrey since she is in love with the GIIIRRRRRLLLLLLL (aka my oddie girl stamps) I give her images all the time to colors, but she always wants to pretty colored ones. Now she has a girl of her own she can play with and she will keep her mitts off my stash.

I used BEE TIA for this baby card for my baby

Im entering my lil bee into the following challenges:
Pile it On (cutie patootie)
Totally Papercrafts (cute and cuddly)
Stamping Vacation (no fancy borders)
Digital Tuesday (button up)
StampInSanity (punch it out)
PaperPlay (anything goes)
PaperSundaes (photo inspiration)

I scrapped this picture because I was in the mood for some warm weather. Im so anxious for spring to be in full effect! I also seem to be in love with yellow lately............

That's all from me today. Happy Monday all! :)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sur-vi-va (week 5)

So last week was week 5 of Survivor at Tallyscrapper and Im still going strong.... whoooo hooo!! I cant believe Ive made it this long. Here is the challenge they gave us for week 5

*****This week is an easy week, we have all been working so hard on our challenges.
Since Russell is known for the first season and burning socks you must incorporate SOCKS into your LO.  Either in the TITLE (not the journaling) An embellishment or a PHOTO (not just a person, you must see socks!)************

They other team was assigned HATS..... which I think is way easier...... but they asked for socks.... they got socks.... I stapled one of Aubrey's single baby socks to the page. The other one is LONG gone off in dryer land (or maybe stolen by the Underpants Gnomes gone SOCK.... you never know)! 
Here is my layout

Papers are really old Sassafras (my love love love). They were so pretty and pink and went so well with the photo and the sock so I used them. Plus Im trying my best to rediscover fabulous in my stash. Aubrey was 6 days old in the photo. I cant believe she was ever that teeny tiny. *sigh*

Friday, March 25, 2011

Gimme some Sugar!

Hey all! Sarah Rice here playing with the super sweet Sugar kit available in the Catch the Moments store. I can not gush enough about these gorgeous Pink Paislee Sweetness papers. Its like someone took bright and happy and mixed with with vintage shabby. 2 of my favorite things!! It also comes with a pack of alpha stickers in 2 colors,  2 pieces of sparkly tinsel, a pack of pretty rubons and a sassafras brooch.... and its only $8.50!! Are you ready for some sugar???

 Isnt it gorgeous?!! How can you not LOVE it? I created 3 layouts with this line and Im saving every single scrap to make cards with! Here are my projects:

My Sweetness: Sugar kit, Jenni Bowlin buttons from sugar add on 2, Jenni Bowlin mini chalkboard alphas, Jenni Bowlin bingo card, Jenni Bowlin chipboard butterflies, Basic Grey curio chipboard, Whisker Graphics divine twine,

 Cry Cry Baby: Sugar kit, Pink Paislee Flair badge from Sugar add on 3, white lace, Jenni Bowlin chipboard butterflies, October Afternoon mini market alphas, Bazzill bling pink cardstock, Kraft cardstock

Art de Aubrey: Sugar kit, Jenni Bowlin buttons from Sugar add on 2, homemade fabric flower, Fancy Pants road show lace, assorted stickpins, bazzill cardstock

Want some more sugar??? There are also 3 fabulous add ons if you need more sweetness! Check out Add on 1, Add on 2 and Add on 3. Do you need to have it ALL!? Check out the Complete SUGAR kit! Its a bargain at $19

I hope you've enjoyed my projects and added a little sweetness to your day!


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Just Pleat It!

Yay for Thursday! Its time for another rockin challenge at the Some Odd Girl blog!  This challenge is ALL about pleating! Pleat some ribbon, pleat some paper, pleat some fabric.... just PLEAT it!

I used the darling Garden Mae for my card. I just love her to pieces! She is just the cutest little oddie. I have so many of her printed and colored already. For this card I used my sharpie markers to tie dye her t-shirt. I also made the spiral center of my flower and added mini pipe cleaner vines. The mesh stuff in the background is plastic canvas.

As for the pleating... most people pleat by sewing or stapling. I pleated using my Helmar tape runner and folding then dabbing a little tape on both sides. Worked like I charm. I then stapled my pleated ribbon to the card.

Be sure to hop on over to Some Odd Girl and pleat something with us!! Also while you are there check out the awesome images in the Spring Release images

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:
Kaboodle Doodle (yellow, blue, pink, green)
My Time to craft (ladies)
Charisma (card for a teen)
Lexi's Creations (ribbons but no bows)
ScrapMaster's Paradise (daffodil delight, regal rose, marina mist)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Happy hump day! Its been a great week so far. Lots of blessings.  We had a ton of fun just the 3 of us this weekend shopping, exploring and playing at home this past weekend.  We also had a birthday party celebrating Matt's grandma's 94th birthday! My car is fixed and we have all new tires!!  Its been warm and sunny and Aubrey and I have ventured outside to play for a bit every single day..... and yesterday was filled with scrapping and cardmaking. Oh hecks yeah! Blessings fo sho!

Most of what I created yesterday I cant share yet........but for now here is a peeky of bright happy scrappiness from Tidbitz in time

 .....and a sneak of exclusive deep dark secret new ACRYLIC stamps from Some Odd Girl that I stole from Kristy's blog. You can see 3 of the new stampity stamps.... the other 2 are hidden..... but I will tell you this.... I have them in my hot little hands. I got them nice and inky.... and HOLY SHEEP they are fabulous!!

I can share this little cardy card! I used the darling Bu'fly Tia stamps and stickled her little wingies.

Im entering her into the following challenges:
Tip Top Tuesday (3 buttons)
Creative Craft Challenges  (lace)
Your Next Stamp (make it sparkle)
Do You Stack Up (add a bow)
Digital Tuesdays  (button up)
Stamp Something (something sweet)
Pile it On (sparkle and shine)
Oldie but a goodie (pink brown and blue)
Freshly Brewed (2 or more embellies)
Paper Variety (tic tac toe ... card, stamp, scallops)
Pixie Cottage (sparkle)
Shabby Tea Room (bingo button, flower, glitter)
Paper Playtime (pink and glitter)

Saturday, March 19, 2011


The new challenge from Scrap that Baby is up and ready. The challenge (in honor of St Patty's day is " IM LUCKY TO BE YOUR MOMMY" (and you get bonus points if you use a bit of green)  My design team REALLY rocked this challenge.... and many of the new girls played along too.

The prize is a $20 gift card from the fabulous store Ally Scraps. I love this store! She carries a ton of popular brands, has frequent sales and shipping is very reasonable. I designed for Ally Scraps back in 2007 (i think) and it was a ton of fun! You should LIKE Allyscraps on facebook for sales notices and all that jazz

I actually did 2 layouts for this challenge. This one I did some time ago for the challenge and forgot I did it. I found it the other day while going through my computer. Its a little funky and fun but the journaling is on the back

Stop by the blog to see what the design team did... and submit your entry for your chance to win.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

You go girl

I had a little card making fun in wee hours of the night last night. I decided to do a little catch on some of the awesome card challenge blogs out there. Boy it seems so long ago that I helped start Caardvarks. At the time there were NO card challenge blogs out there and now there are literally HUNDREDS! I bet all those cute digital stamps have something to do with it :)

This card uses the darling Garden Mae from Some Odd Girl. Mae is my favorite and I couldnt resist this little image of her wearing a scarf on her head. You will be seeing this image again from me very very soon as I made several using her this week.

Im entering this card into the following challenges
Pile it on  use green and orange
Pattie's creation go green!
Delicious doodles  green
If the shoe fits   St Patty's green
Color Create  brown, cream, green, black
Creative Card Crew -- green
Fresh Brewed Challenges -- Spots and Dots
Pixie Cottage -- Color Green or recycled Green
Sentimental Sunday -- Go Green

Out like trout!

This weeks survivor layout was a doozy! Check out what Lefa had in store for us

They're delicious. A cross between a grapefruit and a tangerine - they're sometimes sour. (aren't we all :) )
Why all the tangelo talk?
It's part of your challenge. See - I work a lot. And get stuck at the office for more lunches than I care to. Whilst peeling a tangelo, in the office lunch room the other day, onto a square of paper towel - I laughed to myself and said ha! Self! This would make a great survivor challenge. lol. 

So make a page --- using the photo above as your inspiration.
--- with lots of orange (the color not the fruit)
--- 3 buttons

--- oranges grow on trees so have a tree or some leaves on your page (stamped, paper,drawing whatever)

But that's not all!

Let's get EVEN Crazier!
I have some crazy friends - who keep me in stitches with their texts and random messages.
Your title - needs to be from a text message, email, or something you remember from a conversation. The crazier the better!

 Love that funky challenge! Here is the layout I created

I made the little tree out of felt and stitched on the leaves. It really is all green... Survivor is a timed thing... you only can get points on it for 1 week. Since I waited til day 6 to upload that doesnt leave much time for points... so I didnt wait for the glue to dry overnight before I scanned. You can see glue in the buttonholes too. I should have used my Helmar 450. It dries faster and its clear. Oh well.... hehe

Saturday, March 12, 2011

March digi day!

Today is Digi Day at Some Odd Girl! One Saturday a month the Odd Girls head over to Card Universe at Scrapbook News and Review Magazine and host a day of card cropping fun right  HERE! in the SOG group. There are challenges, games, chats and FUN! Plus there are wonderful prizes you can win. You have until Sunday March 13th at 8pm EST to get your card in so get creating!

Being the night owl that I am Im taking over the Saturday evening challenge! I wanted to heat up the frigid winter night so my challenge is to create a card using RED, ORANGE and YELLOW. You also have to include 3 stars on your card front. My challenge is HERE..... so check it out.

Here is the card I created using the super fun Roller Mae

Also check out the rest of the challenges here at the forum! Hope to see you there!

AND.... there is a discount code for 20% off this weekend!! If you dont have any odd girls now would be the time to snag a few

Also entering my card into the following challenges....
Do You stack up?  -- layers

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Spring in my step

At the moment Im dreaming of spring! Unfortunately I live in Northeast Ohio and that means Im pretty much buried in snow at the moment. I long for the warmth of a spring afternoon, for the birdies singing, the flowers blooming and the bees buzzing. I really cant wait to take Aubrey to the park and let her explore. Its going to be magic!

Speaking of SPRING its also time for the new Some Odd Girl challenge and this one is ALL about Spring! Kristy is challenging all you card makers to THINK SPRING.... and you may be the lucky winner of 4 fabulous images from the Odd Girl store! ($12 value) Your choice! Now that is a cool prize for 1 little card

Here is my card using Bee Tia from the NEW SPRING release

 Isnt she the cutest?!! I paired her with a jenni bowlin journal card, a jillibean soup journal spot, a lil piece of ball trim and the cutest gem butterflies. I even stickled her little wingies. I wish I knew where that springy paper came from. Its been in my bag of scraps so long I forgot where it came from. I just love pink, green and yellow! It just screams spring to me.

Challenge is due March 22nd! Get over there and get springy!

Im also submitting this card to:
Magical Monday -- spring colors

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Why hellloooo cutie :)

A few weeks ago the lovely Lizzie sent me an email asking me to be a part of her adorable lil challenge blog Hello Cutie! She will be issuing a challenge every other Sunday starting today! The first Sunday of the month will be a color challenge, the second a photo inspiration challenge. The only catch is it has to be CUTE!

Here is the lovely palette she put together for the first challenge! Isn't it gorgeous! It just screams spring to me. I think if I were a color palette it would be this one......

Here is my layout of my cute little Aubrey drinking out of the fountain at the local water park.

I hope you will stop by and play with us. It looks to be a very fun and inspiring time :)

Friday, March 04, 2011

Winter's Daydream

This month at Tidbitz in Time is alll about the vintage prettiness. Say hello to....................Winter's Daydream

Its full of Basic Grey Curio, ZVA creative and more. There are birds and blossoms, leaves and pearls, 2 sets of alphabets and the laciest papers trims around. Its one gorgeous must have kit! Its so lovely and feminine

Here are a few projects I created with the kit.I actually did 2 12x12 pages.... the gorgeous supplies just needed to make something big and beautiful! I made 6 layouts with this kit and I have the scraps still on my desk for cards. Love love loved it! Please forgive the subpar photos of the 12x12s. Its winter in Ohio and its been so gray gray gray.... I couldnt get any natural light

Handmade flower

Now hop on over to Tidbitz in Time and grab one! I know its going to sell out FAST!

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Check out the new oddies!!

Yesterday was new release day at Some Odd Girl! You have to go check out these spring themed cuties!! I cant decide which one is my favorite! I just printed several out and they are all ready for coloring. Whoo hoo!