Good morning, Oddies! Alexis here with this morning’s inspiration post and I’ve been thinking a lot about the past lately. I’ve been an Odd Girl for some time now and I can’t imagine not having this group of talented women, lead by our amazing artist Kristy, in my life. They are all espically inspirational. What I wanted to do today is flip back through some of my older creations and talk a little about what I would do differently now. 

This card using the Gaze Digi was one of my all time faves. I really love the dynamic expressions that Kristy puts into her characters and it’s so much fun to bring them to life with Copics. I was definitely still trying to find my ‘style’ back in 2013…and it’s still evolving now, as always, but my paper and ribbon choices make me all cringy now. I really love the gradient glitter circle peice SO much that now I wouldn’t have used all ther other stuff to pull away from it. Sometimes the coloring can speak for itself in a card.

One problem I used to have with cards is that I made them too large for my focal point. I used to make a LOT of 6×6 cards, and while that totally works with some subjects, it’s just too much for this little skiing bunny. Also, someone really should have told me to step away from the puff paint….eek. I’ve also grown into my sequin placement….lol.

Last but not least is this super cute Birdy digi stamp card. Normally, even if I’m not 100% happy with the composition of a card with hindsight, I’m still happy with the coloring work I did. Now, this one is different. I adore the workings of the card and the super cute papers I used from the Some Odd Girl Sunshine Sorbet collection and those hexigon wood peices are totally fab, but I’m not crazy about my coloring of this adorable digi. Feathers = Hard, yo. I’d love to say that a couple years later I’d be way better at it…and maybe I would, but I don’t know. Maybe I’ll have to make another cute birdy card soon and find out!! 

Rest assured I never plan to stop growing and it’s fun to look back at your progress and see where you started and what you have and can improve on! 

Welcome to our April Challenge! Are you ready to get your ODD on?

April’s theme is  ‘Anything ODD Goes’ and the optional twist is nothing square!


Rule reminders – you can create anything you’d like as long as it includes a Some Odd Girl digi or clear stamp IF you use the optional twist of nothing square in your project you will get extra goodies if you are chosen as our winner.   The challenge runs the entire month, so you have until April 30th at 3:00 p.m. to get your entry in.  That’s a whole month to show off your Odd projects.

Some inspiration the Odd girls want to share with you.

Lounge Fairy by Therese

 

Alexis using Fist Pump Tobie  

 

Melissa using Baby Bath

 

 Sadia using Goldie Fish 

 

Nicoletta using digis Shy Bunny, Tweet, Acorn Love, and Red Riding Hood

 

Anna using Nerdy Chihuahua

Christa using Handyman Kody

 

The winner of our Challenge will get a $10 GC to the shop but if that randomly chosen winner uses the optional twist, I am going to up that to $15!  A little incentive to get crafty.

In addition to our Winner we’ll be picking a Top 3 from all the entries and each of those will get a $3 digi of their choice and a sweet Top 3 badge for their blog.

All you need to do is enter your project using the linky at the bottom of the post and you can share it in our Facebook community as well. InLinkz let’s you enter from Instagram too and you can use any link (facebook maybe?) so you don’t have to have a blog to enter. Just a public place to link to. Sound good? Good!

 

Before I leave you let’s get to those winners from March…

Our big winner is KRISTA!!! You need to see her creation people, its crazy awesome! She’s the winner of a $15 GC to the shop, woot!

Our Top 3 Winners, each of a $3 digi of their choice, are Kelsey, Tanya, and Regan!

 

Winners, you can hit me or Melissa up on Facebook or email to arrange for your goodies! big CONGRATS!

 

Now, if you weren’t a winner April is another chance for you so get to craftin!

 

We’ve made it to the end of another month and to a new Release Review! If you haven’t joined us before, at the end of each month I take you through all the new images that were added to the shop over the last month. I am adding new ones weekly so if you aren’t watching our New section in the shop you are missing out. I also share in our Community and Facebook page right after they are added so make sure you are joining us there.

With all the important information out of the way let’s get to the digis!

First up we have a very excited digi stamp, Fist Pump Tobie. I really like this one simply because of the amount of things he could be used for, birthdays, school events, congratulations… I’m sure there’s a ton more too. The Odd Girls have a couple examples for you…

Therese

Melissa

Next up is a really cool dude, he ended up being more popular than I had guessed, which is always a nice surprise. Throw your carrots up with Gangsta Bunny!

Therese

Melissa

Anna Sigga

If you thought the bunny was cool then you are going to love jamming out with Dancing Piper! I know we all have those cute lil earbuds but there is something awesome about the big cushy headphones that lets you completely rock out.

Therese

Melissa

 

Patti 

Alexis

Let’s take a break from all the action for a little down time. Curl up with a book or maybe you’re studying but either way Nerdy Chihuahua‘s got you covered!

Melissa

 

Patti 

Sneaking into the post and stealing away your attention is this cute lil guy. He might have a bag full of love or maybe jellybeans but its totally up to you with Raccoon Burglar.

Leah Crowe

Now that our bandito has snuck off we can go back to rockin out, Guitarist Tia has all the skillz!

Anna Sigga

Christa

Last on our list we have another Tia, after all the work with her guitar I think she deserves some down time don’t you? Tunes Tia just looks so dang comfy!

Christa

March seems like it was a good month! If you didn’t know, the last two digis in this list were requests made to me in our Community. If there is something you’d like to see that we’re missing then don’t hesitate to come over and let me know! You guys have some amazing ideas and I like creating something I know you’re looking for. 

Now, this may be Friday but tomorrow is the first of April, its not a joke, tomorrow is the first day of a new challenge so I want to see you right back here.