It’s August! New Guest and new Sketch Challenge!

It’s August! New Guest and new Sketch Challenge!

Okie doke, folks!  Leah the Orange here, and hoooooo, NELLY!  It’s AUGUST, which seems kinda ridiculous if you ask me, but it can’t be avoided.  So with a brand new month comes a brand new challenge, but HEY!  We also have a brand new Guest Odd Girl!  Let’s meet her first, shall we?  🙂 

Say hello to SHARLA!  😀


Sharla Richards
blog: This Thing Called Life

I have two great kids, a son who is 22 and my daughter who is 17 and will be a senior this year. I have 3 step-daughters that are mostly grown and two of them married.  I have been married to my wonderful husband for just over two years. 
I am a desert rat, living in the red sands of Southern Utah. In my office, if it’s less than 73 degrees, I’m literally freezing and have to step outside to the 112 degrees to warm up….yep, I’m weird like that!!  😉
 I love reading, movies, scrapbooking, card making, and diy projects. I have about 10 bottles of lotion scattered around my office, bedroom, purse and car.  I have to have lotion!   I spend too much time on the computer and love diet coke and chocolate!  I have been playing with paper and scrapbooking since the days of YES glue, clip art, decorative scissors and  the only paper choices we had were about 5 different colored cardstock. Anyone remember those days??   I love digital stamps, copics and SOG images, they are so fun to color and I’m hooked!!  I’m very excited for the opportunity to be guest designing this month! 
WOOT!  So she’ll be hanging out with us a bit this month, and we’re quite sure you’re gonna love her work!  She created something for our brand new sketch challenge, in fact!  Here’s our Sketch for August…  nice and clean and simple, with lots of room for interpretation, embellies, whatev! 


Whatcha think?  You can rock it, right?  🙂  Well let’s see what the Odd Girls have done this round…


Sharla using Kiss a Prince Tia

SOG Princess copy  


Mila using Music Mae

Picture 2215 copy


Mary Pat  using Big Day Tobie



Rachel with Dare to be Gwen.

Dare to be Gwen


Anna Sigga with Hey Kaylee

August sketch


Vera Yates with Fairy Magic

Thinking of You Fairy


 Katie with Under the Sea Mae 

SOG August 1


 Tabbatha with Sunny Mae Clear Set

Tabbatha August Sketch


Corinne with (the upcoming August release) Holli Deer



Judy with Happy Tia



Leah C with Duck in BootsHappy Day


So.  Just TRY to tell me you’re not inspired right now.  Go on, I dare ya!  

Okay, now that we know it’s not possible, I’m hoping that means you’re already working out which stamp to use for this challenge!  Any Some Odd Girl stamp will do!  Clear or digi, character, critter, accent or sentiment.  It’s all good!

All you have to do is upload using the froggy link below, and play along by Wednesday, August 28th.  You could win three digis or the clear stamp set of your choice!  Oh, and if we get to 50 entries, we might just have a little something extra to give away… Yep.  That easy!  Just use the sketch as a springboard, no backlinking, and HAVE FUN.  That’s what being ODD is all about!  🙂  Happy craftin’, Odd friends!  xo


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  1. congrats sharla!!!!

    wow ladies your inspiration is amazing!!

  2. Yay Sharla!! I love your sweet card!

    I always love to see how different everyone’s take it on the sketch. Can’t wait to see the entries. 🙂

  3. This is too fun!! I love the sketch and all the different styles! I hope I didn’t come across as too dorkish in my intro..haha! 😉

  4. Nice Sharla, fantastic creation! Good job DT ladies, looking good.

  5. Love all the inspiration and what a fab intro Sharks!

  6. LOL!! Looks like Sharla may have a new nick name. 😉

  7. lol…that’s too funny! “Sharks”….. I’m going to have to find a way to use that!! 😀

  8. These are all awesome projects! I kept scrolling through them all over and over again! Glad you could play along Sharla!!

  9. Congrats Sharla! I run outside to warm up too….I’m near Phoenix. I don’t find that weird, it’s perfectly normal to me 🙂 Great projects everyone!

  10. Wow!! Awesome DT cards!!!
    Awesome inspiration!! woooow!! Still speechless here!
    Congrats Sharla on the GD!! That’s so cool!!

  11. Love, love, love this sketch! This is my first visit to your blog – I will certainly return!

  12. Loved the sketch!! Great DT projects and congrats Sharla!

  13. wooohooo Sharla 🙂 Wish you so much fun here!
    Gorgeous works DT!!! Really inspiring… xox

  14. Thanks for the fun sketch to work with – one of these days I will create a card with one of my sets OTHER than Preppy Pups (but they are SOOOOO CUTE though!) Speaking of cute pups – where did Sara Schumann get that adorable pup in the sweater? I could not find it in your store…

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      Those pups can get addicting 🙂 The Sweater Pup is a digi so if you hop under Digital Stamps then Critters you’ll find him.

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