Thursday, June 23, 2011


Another night of insomnia seems to be upon me. I am usually a night owl but my lack of sleep the last few weeks is getting ridiculous. I find myself exhausted but unable to sleep. Its getting really annoying. I have the creative itch but  I cant sneak back down to my scrap room because I wont hear the baby. (who has been waking constantly as well) So here I sit watching Veronica Mars on netflix (never watched it when it was on) and playing games on facebook.

and of course pinning things

Im trying to think about the GOOD things going on. . Its almost farmers market season. My herb garden is starting to pop up in large numbers. We get to go to the pool twice this week. Aubrey's personality is blossoming and she is cracking me up. I got to scrap a LOT this week. I got to see a LOT of my family on Father's Day

Thinking of good things helps :)

Here is a simple layout I made a few days ago using Sassafras Applejack. It was still sitting on my desk from last week's card-a-polozza

I also have a couple peekies for the oh so pretty July Tidbitz in Time kit!! I have 5 layouts and 1 card done so far! I LOVE LOVE this kit.

Oh well. Its almost 6am and I need to sneak back into bed before its time for my husband to get up for work. Fingers crossed Aubrey sleeps in tomorrow so Im not a walking zombie mommy.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Pops of color!

Its time for a color challenge at Some Odd Girl! Its time to create a card that is mostly white (or kraft) with 2 pops of color (excluding skin,hair and all that jazz)  Here is my funky card

Image is Summer Mae. I used papers from my scrap bag along with a few flowers, vintage white lace from my grandma, white buttons and a few clear embellishments. This was SUCH a fun challenge! Make sure you pop over and give it a whirl

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

If you liked last weeks peekies be sure to check out the Summer FUN release at Some Odd Girl! New digis are in the store today if you can handle the cuteness!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Aubrey's puppets

Aubrey loves my Some Odd Girl stamps. She is always yelling girrrrrlllllll and getting very excited while I am trying to photograph cards or color images. I frequently give her images to color alongside me. The other day she and I were playing peek-a-boo with a lovely lil Tia image and I decided it would be fun to make her teeny "puppets" that we could play with. 

 Its a very simple idea..... but here is a mini tutorial anyways just in case you need it.

You'll need
1. Colored and cut out images..... I used heavy weight cardstock for the images I printed and posterboard (the non shiny side) for the images I stamped.
2. leftover rubon sticks (or popsicle sticks)
3. helmar 450 quick dry adhesive

To make apply a small amount of the Helmar 450 to the top of the stick and lay it gently on the back of the image. If your kidlet is as small as mine you want to put it high enough that it has a little stability. I used the Helmar 450 because the stuff dries SO quickly that she was able to play with it less than 2 minutes after I made it!

Here they are hanging out in a pot full of cotton balls just ready to be played with. As the lovely Leah says they would also look cute in a potted plant or stuck into some sinfully delicious dessert.

Some Odd Girl images used: Stroller Tia, Love Letter Kaylee, Scuba Tobie, Ice Cream Tia, Beachy Tia

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Odd Summer peekie 3

This week is summer sneak week at Some Odd Girll! Everyday this week on the ODD blog you can see a few of the NEW summer images .... and get a chance to WIN them.

Day 4 is SUMMER FUN!

I chose Summer Mae! She is such a hottie sporting her sassy bag and big sunglasses. Im sure anyone that knows me well figured Id choose her based on the fact that she is rockin her sunglasses on her head. I swear mine LIVE up there most of the summer.

Papers were pulled from my scrap bag .... older OA and even some Love, Elsie

Im entering her into the following challenges:
All that scraps (aqua yellow and lime)
inky impressions (aqua and pink)

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Odd Summer peekie 2

This week is summer sneak week at Some Odd Girll! Everyday this week on the ODD blog you can see a few of the NEW summer images .... and get a chance to WIN them.

(I didnt choose one of the ca-utie day 2 creatures.... but you should go check them out! they are adorable)

Day 3 is BOYS day! Normally I gravitate towards the girlier images but when I saw Snorkel Tobie I knew I had to have him. He reminds me of my favorite guy Wy with his lil water wingies. So darling!

I used him along with Echo Park Little Boy papers to make a birthday card for my sweet lil man AJs 2nd birthday.

Im also entering him into the following challenges:
Sweet Stamping (summer fun)
Fresh Brewed (for the guys)
Paper Variety (for the guys)
Fussy and Fancy Friday (men or boys)
Ladybug Crafts (all about the males)
Bows and Berries (masculine)
Stamp Man (boys and men)

Tuesday, June 07, 2011


What is soft and pretty and full of butterflies? The June kit from Tidbitz in Time. This kit is packed with papers from Pink Paislee and 7Gypsies, flowers and bling from ZVA Creative and gorgeous unique trims and die cuts. The tissue paper is to die for!  Its such a beautiful kit! Check it out

Here are a few layouts I created with the kit. I have more coming!

I'll post the rest of my creations later in the month! If you love this kit make sure you pop over to the site and snag one before they sell out (like last month's kit)

Monday, June 06, 2011

An ODD summer!

This week is summer sneak week at Some Odd Girll! Everyday this week on the ODD blog you can see a few of the NEW summer images .... and get a chance to WIN them.

Day 1 of the sneaks features the "Girls at the Beach"

I was quick to snag up Beachy Tia when I first saw her. She is by far my favorite from this release (but really the are all fabulous) Check her out with her bad self

Could she BE any cuter?? Papers are October Afternoon Modern Homemaker

Im entering her into the following challenges:
Pile it on (summer heaven)
Paper Play (summer citrus splash)
Sweet Stamping (summer fun)
Penny's Challenge (here comes summer)
Truly Scrumptious (summer sparkle)
Prarie fairy (summerfun)
bee crafty (summers here)
Crafter's companion (here comes summer)
Wordplay weekend (tails... ponytail)

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Are you feeling MANly

Hey hey Im back! Its been a whirlwind 2 weeks. I had a few slight problems with my internet connection and couldnt blog..... then there was memorial day, my husband completely blowing out his bad knee, getting the boat in the water, my sister's wedding (and... bachelorette, shopping,  rehearsal, and all that business) then camp (i run the crafts/scrapbooking at a camp.. always first saturday in june)

and now all of that is OVER...... and I can breathe again! My schedule is (mostly) clear

and I can actually get my craft again! yippee!

Im a little late in posting my card for the current Some Odd Girl challenge. (havent been at home) This one is all about getting MANLY. I used the new clear stamp Tobie and his Puppy

Papers are Echo Park Little Boy. I just love this line for use on projects for my lil nephews.

Im also entering him into the following challenges:
Craft your passion (what a guy)
Crazy challenges (pets)