Sunday, July 31, 2011

A Moment like This

After playing with the deliciously elegant August kit from Tidbitz in Time I am officially in LOVE with Crate Paper again. The Portrait collection is indeed to die for and this kit has all kinds of goodies paired with it....... Printed chipboard shapes, laces and trims, 4 different kinds of flowers, 2 alphas, border sticker strips, and bling frames! Take a peek and fall in love....

I used it for baby and wedding photos but I think the papers are classic enough to be used with almost anything. I love the unique color combo too. I went through this kit in 2 days I loved it so much. Here are 3 of my layouts and 1 card. I have another layout coming soon... its a guest layout for Once Upon a Sketch so I cant share it yet.

I added the red doilies, bakers twine and shipping tags to this layout

I added the yellow flowers and kraft cardstock to this layout

I added a red heart doily and red cardstock to this card I made using the paper scraps. 

This layout has a white cardstock background that you cant see in the photo very well

Dont wait a lifetime for "A Moment like This"! Get yours before its gone!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Thanks a bunch

Happy Thursday! Its a hot hot hot one today fo sho! I just spent a fabulous afternoon out in the pool playing with Aubrey and singing the ABCs. My child is obsessed with them at the moment so we sing them over and over. As annoying as it can get, Im proud them my lil princess knows her ABCs. I mean she isnt even 2 yet.

Tomorrow I will brave the hell that is Chuck E Cheese with Aubs and my 6 yr old nephew Tyler. Please pray for my sanity :p (hopefully I will get some good pictures as my reward)

Its also time for another Some Odd Girl challenge. This one is all about THANKS. You need to create a card using some sort of thank you sentiment. Its the last one featuring the current design team so pop over and check out their cuteness they created before they are gone

Here is my card using Tiny Baker Tia clear stamp

Papers are cosmo cricket delovely :)

Im also entering her into the following challenges:
Do you stack up (orange, yellow and brown)
KB Cute Monday (food and beverages)
Clear it out (anything goes)
Paper Shelter (anything goes)
Lollipop Crafts (anything goes)
Kaboodle Doodles (faux stitching)
Paper Cupcake (layer)
Catered Crop (strawberries, circles, checks, markers, doodling)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Pretty peekies

Thursday I got my August design team kit from Tidbitz in time and I couldnt wait to dive in. It was perfect timing since I was spending most of the day Friday cropping with my mom. I cant tell you how nice it was to spend the day with my mom, my grandma and my daughter getting crafty and talking. It was very much needed. I snapped these peekies for my fellow Tidbitz members who I know are chomping at the bit for a glimpse of what is to come....

I cant wait to share these projects! I love everything I made with it. I havent scrapped with paper made by this company in a long time and it has completely renewed my love for them. I cant wait to dig into them more. Heck I think I want more of THESE papers as well. Always leave them wanting more.... right?

Im hoping to get to craft more tonight too! Its been so EVILLY hot that my poor air conditioner is struggling to keep up. My scrap room in the basement is NICE and COOL. If only I can get Aubrey to play too. I think its time to let her play with the inkpads and the stamps again :)

Monday, July 18, 2011

One crazy weekend!

I had one crazy saturday

My husband knows Ive been stressed because I never seem to do anything fun anymore (and he does all the time) so he decided to surprise me and plan an evening out for us. We went bar hopping on the boat with 2 other couples. He even booked the babysitter!

It was a blast. We cruised the lake, had fruity drinks, jammed with the bands, had great food, then shots, the sang ridiculously bad karoke and left just in time to get back home when we were supposed to. It was perfect.... that is until the motor all the sudden stopped about 200 yards from the dock. Just stopped. At 1am. In the pitch black night. On the water. FUN.

So of course the boys try to play mechanic. My husband is actually really good at fixing things and probably could have had us motoring within 5 minutes had he not been SO ridiculously drunk. They misdiagnosed the problem and made it worse by flooding water into the engine. We were stuck..... and then my husband fell into the table and broke it.

Luckily someone came along on the way and towed us back to the dock. Unfortunately nobody latched the cowl (cover on the motor) and we lost it.  Then my we had to jump in the water and pull the boat into to dock. Luckily i packed towels and extra tee shirts.

Nothing like a drunken adventure. lol. The next morning my husband was hungover. I was fine. Its easier to recover at 32 then 40 me thinks.... and well I have the gift of knowing when to stop.

Sunday was my nephew Tyler's 6th birthday party. I was gone allll day with that too so needless to say my house is a disaster area! I probably should be cleaning it right now :)

Here is the card I made for my nephew's birthday using Big Day Tobie :)

Im entering him into the following challenges:
Fab n Funky (food)
Crafty Creations (boyz to men)
Sweet Stampin (one for the boys)
Totally GORJUSS (boys)

Friday, July 15, 2011

On the Lily Pad

This week I am guest designing for Lily Pad Cards. The theme for their challenge this week is.... PATRIOTIC! It can be your country or your state (or province) pride.

I pondered the theme for a bit. I thought about doing an Ohio card......but Id almost certainly have to include a buckeye on that and THIS girl went to PENN STATE (and therefor is not a fan of that funky nut) Then I remembered the little flag picks that I had left over from a party several years ago.

The flag picks that were still packed somewhere in my basement because.....
1. I moved when my daughter was 3 weeks old and I didnt get everything unpacked and
2. They were packed with all my novelty drinking accessories and lets face it... I dont have many parties with funky shots and drinking games anymore now that I have a toddler.

So of course since I remembered that I had them I set out on a mission to find them. It didnt take me very long thankfully.... and they were perfect!

So here it is..... my red, white and blue card using Sweet Thinkin Mae clear stamp from Some Odd Girl.

 Im also entering her into the following challenges:
Charisma (its in the stars)
Simon Says Stamp (anything goes)
Prarie Fairy (summer holiday)

Now hop on over to Lily Pad and play along! Prize is 5 digis from SOG! That is an amazing score for the winner

If anyone wants a few flag picks let me know (in the comments)..... i have a gazillion and i can mail you a few for just 1 stamp

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Lift it Up!

The newest challenge at Some Odd Girl is to LIFT an Odd Girl!  I scoured the other design team members blogs for hours. Such fantastic talent. It took me forever to choose a card I wanted to recreate. I ended up choosing THIS card from the lovely Zarah . I wanted to trade her soft and lovely colors with my bright and funky colors! I hope I did her justice.

 Papers are October Afternoon Modern homemaker (because I just cant get enough) The stamp I used is Tiny Baker Tia! She is one of the brand new CLEAR stamps that just hit the Some Odd Girl store on Tuesday

Im also entering her into the following challenges:
OSAAT (anything goes)
KB cute Monday (something cute)
Fresh Brewed (3s... I used 3 flowers and 3 patterned papers
Cupcake inspiration (rainbow cupcakes)
Catered crop (markers, cake, doodles)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Dream in Color

Oh holy fricking gorgeousness!! Have you seen the July kit from Tidbitz In Time? I think it is one of my favorite kits EVER (and that is saying a ton because back in the diz-ay I was a bit of a kit whore) The papers are from Girls Paperie and Prima. Its full of sequined butterflies, prima flowers, flocked alphas, pearls, lace, tinsel, sparkly chipboard and beaded gem sprays! Check out this amazing kit!

I made 6 layouts, 3 tags and 1 card with this kit. I just couldnt get enough!! Here are a few of my projects.

Ive already shared the card and the tags..... and I'll be posting the rest of the projects in a few days. In the meantime get your keyster over there and get that kit!!

Friday, July 08, 2011

Hop Hop Hop!

Hey hey Odd girl FANS...... its time for the Some Odd Girl new release BLOG HOP!! Yay!!!!!

 I hope you've enjoyed the peekies (both here and on the Odd Blog) this week welcoming the latest release of Some Odd Girl clear stamps! Now the rockin Miss Kristy is going to give you a chance to WIN THEM!! Yep.... all 5 fabulous stamps and sentiments..... and trust me there is nothing like ripping open that package of "rubber" ! I jumped for joy when my DT package got here :)

Sooooo you want to win.......All you have to do to win is HOP by all the design team blogs, gaze at the darling last image of the new release and leave a comment. Once that is done go to the Odd Blog and check back in. Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy, right?

Our last sneaky peeky is the ever so cute Pinwheel Panda. Look how ca-ute he is still there with his fun summer toy! This isnt exactly my favoritist card.... but the cuteness of the image speaks for himself right?

and since I have you here.... I figured Id share some taggies I made with my SOGgies last night. I really REALLY wanted to get my craft on... but my back has been out and let's just say I was a tad overmedicated. (i.e. practically drooling) and couldnt concentrate on a big project.... so I got my tag on. I used scraps from my July Tidbitz in Time kit. and a few of my favorite girls

and Im SURE I dont have to tell you that all of those images are on SALE for 25% off until July 10th right?

Now that part you have all been waiting for.... here is where you need to get hopping to win those stamps!! I hope you win big!

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Clear stamps sneak peek: Birthday Tobie

The 2nd round of clear polymer stamps is about to hit Some Odd Girl!! The new stamps will hit the store next weekend.... but before that the Odd Girls will be showing you a sneaky peeks!  There are 5 NEW fabulously FUN oddie stamp/sentiment sets and this week you can see them all. Oh and FYI... friday there will be a blog hop where you can win ALL of them!

Today's stamp is Big day Tobie! His cuteness comes holding a big birthday cake and includes the perfect sentiment for our birthday boy. How can you not love that little sweater vest?!

 Papers are Sassafras Applejack

Im entering him into the following challenges:
Penny's Paper-crafty (birthdays)
Ruby's Rainbow (birthday)

Dont forget the BIG SALE going on at Some Odd Girl this week..... 25% off everything including the first clear stamp release.  Sale goes untl July 10th

and stay tuned tomorrow for the BLOG HOP!

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Clear stamps sneak peek: Tiny Baker Tia

The 2nd round of clear polymer stamps is about to hit Some Odd Girl!! The new stamps will hit the store next weekend.... but before that the Odd Girls will be showing you a sneaky peeks!  There are 5 NEW fabulously FUN oddie stamp/sentiment sets and this week you can see them all. Oh and FYI... friday there will be a blog hop where you can win ALL of them!

Today's stamp is a little sweet treat! Check out Tiny Baker Tia! She comes with 2 sweet lil sentiments that perfectly match her happy personality.

Papers are from my bag of scraps!

Im entering her into the following challenges:
Incy Wincy (Sugar and Sweets)

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Clear stamps sneak peek: Photo Kaylee

The 2nd round of clear polymer stamps is about to hit Some Odd Girl!! The new stamps will hit the store next weekend.... but before that the Odd Girls will be showing you a sneaky peeks!  There are 5 NEW fabulously FUN oddie stamp/sentiment sets and this week you can see them all. Oh and FYI... friday there will be a blog hop where you can win ALL of them!

Today's stamp is mah-velous member of the mommarazzi Photo Kaylee! Check out that lil camera!! Could she be any cuter?? She comes with 2 lil sentiments, a mini poloroid and more

Papers are October Afternoon Modern Homemaker (cuz Im addicted to it lately)

Im entering her into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday (technology... camera)
Clearly i stamp (punches, die cuts)
Digi Doodles (anything goes)
Catch the Bug (anything goes)

Monday, July 04, 2011

Clear stamps sneak peek: Sweet Thinkin Mae

 Happy 4th of July!! I hope those of you in the United States have a happy and healthy 4th of July :)

The 2nd round of clear polymer stamps is about to hit Some Odd Girl!! The new stamps will hit the store next weekend.... but before that the Odd Girls will be showing you a sneaky peeks!  There are 5 NEW fabulously FUN oddie stamp/sentiment sets and this week you can see them all. Oh and FYI... friday there will be a blog hop where you can win ALL of them!

Today's stamp set is Sweet Thinkin Mae!! The darling Miss Mae also comes with the Thinking of You sentiment and a scalloped oval stamp. I made 2 cards with Mae (okay 4... but I can only show you these 2 as the other is for a guest dt project)

Im entering her into the following challenges: 
All Sorts (free and easy July)
Stampin for the weekend (favorites... pink/brown/blue, polka dots, bling, odd girl stamps)
Tip Top Tuesday (t is for "thinking of you", trims, three papers)
Inky Impressions (amazing lace)
Bling it on (anything goes bling)

and this on uses the NEW July kit from Tidbitz in Time

Im entering her into the following challenges:
Digital Tuedays (flower power)
Digi Doodles (anything goes) 
Catch the Bug (anything goes)

They are both made using a card sketch I created (my first one) I'll post it later today :)

Want to see more of Sweet Thinkin Mae?? Check out the odd blog to see with the other Odd Girls created

Friday, July 01, 2011

Hello July!

July is here!!!! and Im very thankful June is over. June was a whirlwind of emotions both happy and sad.

My baby sister got married so there was the bachelorette party, the rehearsal, the wedding all in the same week . Fun but exhausting.

I ran/taught the crafts at a camp for children with cancer on 3 hours sleep the day after the wedding.. Camp is very fun and rewarding but it always makes me miss the kids that are no longer there.... and that was made worse by the lack of sleep.  I cried on the way home.

We started taking Aubrey to the pool (and she loves it) She also has fits when you take her out of it.

My husband's best friend was killed in a hit and run motorcycle accident. The funeral, the calling hours, time spent with his kids. He was only 46 and the nicest guy Ive ever met. Its was awful

My husband blew out his knee..... not once but twice. (its a old football injury from college) He had to walk with a crutch most of the month.  He cant really help much with Aubrey and he's on icky pain pills

Tensions are running high.... fights happen more often than normal.... everyone is emotional.... JUNE SUCKS

I swear I didnt mean to write a book.... I guess I just felt the need to get all that out...... and to try to get back to normal if I can.

Now to make the mood a little happier and to get Debbie Downer the hell out of dodge.... I present the FABULOUS Bright and Blinding challenge at Some Odd Girl! This challenge pretty much had Sarah written all over it.... afterall its all about BRIGHT COLORS.

Here is my card using Beachy Tia

Papers are from October Afternoon. Super cool plastic flowers were a garage sale find.

Im also entering her into the following challenges
Craft Us Crazy (summer)
Rudy's Rainbow (flowers)
Scrapbook Sisters (summer)
Bee Crafty (summers here!)
Bearly-Mine (summers here)
Wags 'n Whiskers (summertime)
Paper Shelter (anything goes)
Stamps R us (there was a little girl)
Stamp Something (digi day)