Thursday, May 19, 2011

Making a scene

Its once again time for the Some Odd Girl challenge.  ThisThursday's challenge is to "Make s Scene".

I have to tell you..... this challenge almost killed me. I couldnt wrap my brain around it.  Scene Scene Scene.... how the hell was I gonna make a Scene??? I procrastinated getting it done.. then I had to take the photo in the rain. So here it is my rain sprinkled scene card

I made the grass by fringing the paper and ruffling it so the pieces bent in all directions. Looking at t now I wish I would have added an extra layer of grass... and maybe another flower to 2.

Some Odd Girl stamp is Kiss a Frog Tia. Papers are Echo Park Little Boy

I hope you join in the challenge this week and make a Scene of your own. I know you can put mine to shame!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I rock!

Its here!
Its here!

I was the lucky winner of an irock on the Imaginisce blog for National Scrapbook Day. I was told it was a prize pack with an irock and accessories. I was sooooo excited! The moment I received the Fed Ex shipment notice I was on the lookout. I practically sprung out of bed this morning to look for it.......

Can I just say OH EM GEEE..... when they said accessories I was not expecting this big box of loot...

Holy BLINGiliciousness Batman!! I soooo cant wait to bling up something.... ANYTHING..... Im about to steal the batteries out of the remote and make something pretty.

I also have a cardy card to share today. I used the May kit from Tidbitz in Time along with my beloved Garden Mae stamp from Some Odd Girl.

Im entering her into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly (bloom and grow)
A spoonful of sugar (anything goes)
Kaboodle doodle (tic tac toe... flowers lace digi)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Monday Monday

I woke up today with a case of the Mondays. I feel like Im stuck in some bad comic where a frazzled woman sits at her desk all squinty eyed holding a massive cup of coffee. I honestly didnt think that was possible to get the Mondays since I'm a stay at home mom and my kidlet is still in diapers. Hell there are many days where I swear I have to THINK about what day it actually is. .....

Anyway.... here I am... in the Monday zone. My kid is cranky. I am cranky. Im crampy. Im dressed.... but that just involved getting out of my pretty nightie and into yoga pants and a tank top so it almost doesnt count. Aubrey is wearing pants and no shirt (she has taken it off 4 times and I have finally given up trying to put it back on) All she wants to do is nurse nurse nurse. I just want to go crawl back into bed and sleep til tuesday..... but i cant... too much to do. The most I can hope for is Aubrey taking a long nap so i can have some peace and play with paper.

Is it nap time yet?
Is it nap time yet?
Is it nap time yet?


At least I was able to get my crop on this weekend. Thanks to the lovely Zarah I checked out a My Scrapbook Nook. They had a wild crop going on this past weekend and I was able to create 5 layouts and a card for challenges! Here are a few of them

For the random placement challenge.... where you glue and you go and no moving stuffs. I used Webster's Pages Lullaby Lane

For the doodling challenge...  for this I used Sassafras AppleJack

for the sketch challenge using October Afternoon Modern Homemaker

Obviously I had a thing for pink and kraft this weekend :)

Hopefully my Mondays will go away soon. Im sure a little crafty time (and perhaps a Vicodin for the cramps) will make it all better. I hope you are having a better Monday than me.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Take Two

I hope everyone had a HAPPY Mother's Day! Mine was better than I anticipated. I knew I wasnt getting anything due to finances and was okay with that but I spent most of saturday feeling very unappreciated and unloved. After creating a very angry layout I felt better :Sometimes a girl just needs to get it alllll out!

Sunday made up for it. I went to lunch with my mom and my siblings, picked up my MIL and then was able to lock myself in my scraproom with a bottle of wine and play for 3 hours straight. My husband (mostly) made dinner for us and I played with my sweet little Aubrey for a bit before hiding out in the scraproom for another hour. It was just what I needed to recharge and get my craft on. I got my crop on at tallyscrapper. One of the NSD challenges was to create 2 all occasion cards that sound be similiar but not the same. We were also required to use buttons and bright colors. I decided to combine it with a few other challenges....and of course my odd girls

Both cards use scraps from Cosmo Cricket garden variety

This card uses CLEAR stamp Smell the flowers Tia and sentiment

Im entering her into the following challenges
Crazy challenge (anything goes)
mami doodles (girly)
Tip Top Tuesday (flower frenzy)

 This card uses Night out Mae digital stamp

Im entering her into the following challenges
Incy wincy (girlie)
kaboodle doodles (lots of layers)
Prarie fairy friday (for the girls)
Stamp something (digi)
Cooking it Up With Katie - green, 2 of anything and a punch

I have several layouts to post soon too! 

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Ive got Charisma

 Happy National Scrapbook Day!! I hope everyone is having fun and able to get their scrap on. I will (hopefully) be able to do a thing or 2 once the kidlet goes down for a nap. If you havent got anything to do (or you're looking for a challenge) you should stop by Tallyscrapper! They have a fun mini crop planned full of games, challenges and prizes! Rumor has it there are 2 KITS to win and lots of fun to be had. Its a fun place to hang out as well :)

Some Odd girl is sponsoring the fabulous Charisma cardz challenge this week and a few of us odd girls are guest designing! The new Charisma challenge is,,,,,,,,,,,, ANYTHING but a card. Here is my take on the challenge.

There are 3 different prizes up for grabs including 3 digis from Some Odd Girl. ...... AND if you play along and use a SOG image there is a chance to win some blog candy from the lovely Leah!

A mini deck AND 2 of the new clear Odd Girl stamps!! Just link your anything but a card at Charisma and leave a note on Leah's blog for a chance to win.

Hope your NSD is fabulous!! Get Craftin!

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Are you in shape?

Today the day that the new Some Odd Girl challenge goes live! This time its ALL about the shapes! You need to create a shaped card for a chance at the prize. Anything other than a square/rectangle will do just fine.

Here is my scalloppy card for the challenge using the darling Stroller Tia

Papers and most embellishments are from the May kit from Tidbitz in Time

Im also entering her into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly (anything goes and something round)
Tip Top Tuesday (open)
Cupcake Crafts (begins with C... circles)
Pollycraft (anything goes)
Aly's (shaped)
Ladybug Crafts (going dotty)
Craft your passion (anything goes)

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Gettin inky

Ive had an excellent day crafty wise! (which really makes the fact that all Ive done ALL day is clean clean clean and chase around a cranky toddler more bearable)

I found out today that I won the pop dot challenge at Do You Stack Up  

and  the distressing challenge at 4 crafty chicks

Yay!! So excited for prizes.

Last night I got my challenge on again. A few weeks ago I won a challenge and the prize was a stamp and a goody bag from Inky Impressions.  Her stamps are SO darling.... and she lives right here in Ohio not far from me. How cool is that. I was able to choose my stamp (which was supa HARD)  I ended up choosing Lili's Slumber Party! I figured she is perfect for making Aubrey slumber party invites (you know in like 6 years when I actually need them but still) She was so cute I couldnt wait to ink her up.... so I made these 2 cards with her last night (sorry for bad photography... its rainy here today)

Im entering her into the following challenges
Tip Top Tuesday (open)
 Paper Playtime (friends)
Pollycraft (anything goes)
Totally Gorjuss (1 flower, 2 button, 3 hearts)
Stamps & fun (hearts)

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Picking Flowers!

Are you ready for some spring? The May kit from Tidbitz in Time is just that. A happy vintage romp through the spring flowers! *swoon*

Check it out!

Its sooo pretty! Papers are a mix of Webster's Pages Spring Market and Jenni Bowlin. Embellies are Maya Road and some super cool unique finds. I *heart* this kit! I managed to make 4 layouts and 3 cards with it and I want to make more more more!

Here are the layouts... we'll visit the cards in a few days as some of them are still top secret til thursday :)

*Sigh* :)

Monday, May 02, 2011


Its been a fun weekend for me! Saturday night I got my craft-on for an uninterrupted 2 hours thanks to my husband (who for some reason decided he wanted to watch the baby... i think it had something to do with the fact that he wanted video game time after that... but Im not complaining )

Sunday was my baby sister's bridal shower and despite the fact that I got lost on the way there (TWICE thanks to my iphone app) and Aubrey tossed her cookies all over herself (and her party dress) in the car on the way there it was a fabulous time (and I will say that the staff at my mom's club is amazing. I took her dress off and cleaned it in the sink and they threw it in the dryer. She was looking like nothing happened by the time the party started! A-mazing!)

I  also found out I made Top 3 at Incy Wincy last week for their bright and bold challenge with my Momma Mae card! Yay!

Since I so much extra crafty time Saturday I did a few challenges.

Im entering her into the following challenges:
Pear Tree designs (anything goes)
Wags n Whiskers (punch or die)
Delicious Doodles (teenagers)
Crafts 4 Eternity (anything goes)
Little Miss Muffet (punches)
Pals Paper Arts (buttons)
Creative Card Crew (child's play)
Kaboodle Doodles (b's buttons)

The stamp is former Some Odd Girl freebie Wish upon a star Tia (i think that is her name)