What a beautiful day!!! its in the 80s here in Michigan, the birds are goin nuts and Sping seems to be here in force! What a great day to introduce you to a DT member who is on her 2nd official day with us! She joined us to celebrate her birthday and has decided to stick around…

Welcome Kimmy!!!!!


I’m privilaged to work with Kimmy over at ScrapMuse on that fab DT and when she asked about stickin around I was all too happy to bring her aboard! A lil about Kim…

My name is Kim and having been born and bred in Hamburg/Germany, I moved to the United Kingdom in 1999 to live with my boyfriend of 11 years. Having always been a creative,crafty person I seriously started to scrap in December 2004 and my new obsession was born. Not one day goes by when I can not be found in my craft room – I draw inspiration just by keeping my eyes open. It can a be a skirt I see in a shop window, a broken bench,a photo, something funny someone said in the office…as long as I have my notepad with me and jot down ideas that come to my head, I am sure I will never run out of inspiration.

Even though she’s new she’s been hard at work with some Odd goodies!

C’mon, how coupld I NOT keep such wonderfulness around? πŸ™‚ Not to mention if you have ever talked to Kimmy you could tell she’s my kinda girl! As Leah can attest, I have said she and Kimmy are sisters seperated by an ocean LOL. Getting ready for today Kim has answered our Odd Questions too!

What makes you Odd?
Uhm, juss look at me, will ya?? It doesn’t get much odder than me…
But apart from that I guess eating chocolate while drinking beer or wine could qualify as ODD. Having CD’s of Pantera right next to Tchaikovsky could be considered ODD…no?

If you were a thumbtack where would you stick yourself?
Oh please don’t go there – I may say things I shouldn’t…but Id’ probably would want to be stuck in the close proximity of either Vivian Campbell or Johnny Depp

What ONE crafty item do you most identify with and why?
Cardboard – just peel of the first layer and you may be pleasantly surprised of the texture you find underneath

5 Random Facts about you!
My left arm is totally covered in tattoos and I am nowhere near done
I could live of pizza and red wine for the rest of my life
I am pretty darn good at baking cakes and muffins
If you want to terrify me, shove a balloon in my face – I am freakin’ scared of those buggers
I eat minced pork meat raw, when I prepare it to make burgers (I guess I pick the amount of about 1 burger). I know it is supposed to be unhealthy but I am still alive after 40 odd years of eating the stuff…

If you had to choose between being colour blind or losing your sense of taste for the rest of your life, which would you choose? Why?
I could defintely do without the colours but i would not be able to cope without the ability to taste…can you imagine?? The most divine chocolate tasting like…uhm, nothing at all. No more “whhhhhooooaaaaa that is spicy” kinda outcries or “geez, do you really need to go wild with the salt?”
Nah, I can live being colour blind as you will still be able to see the majority of colours anyway

What fictional character is most like you?
Garfield – eat, sleep, be rude: that about sums me up in a nutshell

ok… we have to take a minute for Johnny Depp…

mmmm

Ok LOL! Back to it… to celebrate the occasion head on over to Kimmy’s Blog and see what she has for ya today! Not only that but Kimmy does wonderful things with not just cards but scrapbook pages too! Much fun to look at!

Come back tomorrow for another fun intro!

Another day another intro! I’m so thrilled to have so many wonderful ladies to introduce you to! Even though I want to encourage you to get lost in the festivites I don’t want you to forget to jump back and get in on our first Challenge! Its a fun and easy one!
Today let’s stand up and say howdy to Robin!
Howdy Robin!
I couldn’t resist LOL. Robin is coming to us from good ol Canada! I seem to have a thing for Canadians πŸ™‚ But that aside Robin showed from the get go that she had the skills and the personality to get down with us! When I got her app I had to go right to her blog and here are a couple things that drew me to Robin…
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Now that you’ve seen it, you can read a lil about Robin…
I saw the Designer Call for the Some Odd Girl stamps! My name is Robin McKinley, and I live in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, and work downtown Toronto. A little bit about me: well, I am obsessed with paper crafting – especially stamping! I love all things ink and paper, and I especially love colouring! I have worked with digital images before, and am very comfortable with them. I also really enjoy participating in online challenges, so I think that is a really great way to promote the new images! By day, I am a Reservations Supervisor at a prestigious Toronto hotel, and by night, I am a stamping machine. 
I also LOVE to read, and I love animals too. I routinely go to the gym to keep active, and I try to travel as much as possible.
We’ve got Oddies from all walks of life! Robin also answered our Odd Questions…
What makes me odd? Well, let’s see… I have a 4-bedroom house – 3 of the bedrooms have people sleeping in them, and the 4th has my crafts sleeping in it. MY CRAFTS HAVE THEIR OWN HOME. They are a priority – next to my pets ; p I would say most “normal” people consider that odd.
If you were a thumbtack where would you stick yourself? If I was a thumb tack, I suppose I would stick myself in the Human Resources office at work to get some juicy gossip! I was gonna say something about being in a men’s change room for male models, but I thought that might be a tad raunchie, so I went a little lighter.
The crafty item I most identify with? I would have to say it’s one of those edge punches. They are very precise, and formula-oriented. You can line everything up and get a perfect, continuous line of pattern. I love things that are consistent! {a little anal-retentive???}
5 Random Facts:
– I am allergic to cats, but have a whole family of them at my house.
– I went to an arts high school, and majored in vocal music.
– I spent 5 months in New Zealand on an exchange one semester in University (one of the greatest times ever).
– I don`t like to drink water.
– I hold a special place in my heart for chocolate (except hazelnut chocolate), and candy (especialy Skittles).
If you had to choose between being colour blind or losing your sense of taste for the rest of your life, which would you choose? Why? I would rather be colour blind. I just couldn`t part with the taste of a great meal, or a yummy snack – simple as that!
What fictional character is most like you? Well, I am going to stay in the realm of human. Don`t laugh, but I am most like Jerry Seinfeld…realistic, and sarcastic!
Hmmmm I kinda liked the idea about the male models…..
oh… I was posting. WELL. hehe I am thrilled to have Robin on the Team! She’s also got a giveaway for ya to get in on going up on her blog! Head on over and see how you can get your freebie!

Welcome back all you Odd people! I hope you are enjoying reading all the fun and interesting tid-bits about the DT. I know I am!!! If you haven’t gotten in on our first Challenge you’re missing out! Go! Look!

Today, give a howdy to Marcie!


This is Marcie’s FIRST Design Team! Can you believe it? I know I couldn’t! The app I received during the call was wonderful! She knows her style and she plays it up! I can’t believe no one has snagged her previously! Don’t believe me? LOOK…

See? Well here’s a lil bit about our Rookie…

I have been papercrafting for about 3 years now, which started out as scrapbooking and now am mostly concentrated in stamping/cardmaking. I love to try new techniques and participate in challenges, and a good sketch is always my starting point for inspiration. Colouring with Copic markers is an area I am having fun exploring currently, and am hoping to become more proficient at. I’m a ‘mostly’ stay at home mom, working part time as a librarian, and keep very busy with my 2 children; 3 year old Jake and 1 year old Robin.

Rookie is a bit of a loose term LOL!!! Marcie was also a good sport and answered our Odd Questions…

What makes you Odd? Oohhhh tough question…honestly, I’m about as normal as they get, but maybe if you ask my friends and family you will get a different answer…haha. Maybe I’m Odd because I’m a young, ‘mostly’ stay at home mom and wife at a time where a lot of women my age work outside the home full-time, and who identifies herself as a feminist…an oxymoron some might think, but to me, feminism is about choices and I choose to stay at home and enjoy the time I have with my kids while they are still small. That’s all I got. πŸ™‚

If you were a thumbtack where would you stick yourself? OUCH!! Why would I do that!!?? πŸ™‚ No seriously, why would I do that? My finger I guess…my eyes are filling with tears as I think of it…I don’t deal well with pain. πŸ™‚

What ONE crafty item do you most identify with and why? Patterned paper. I could get LOST in the patterned paper sections of any crafting store. I have SO much patterned paper it’s disgusting…I hoard it because some pieces are too beautiful and/or awesome to cut up. I just lose myself in the designs that some of these paper companies come up with!

5 Random Facts about you!
1) I have been a Type 1 diabetic for almost 25 years and wear a hot pink insulin pump;
2) I live in a VERY rural town of about 100 or so people whom I have known and loved my entire life- I love small town livin’!;
3) I refer to myself as a ‘work widow’ which is probably not very nice, but my husband travels for business so much that we joke we’ve actually only really been married 4 of the 7 years if you go by how often we see each other;
4) I’m a librarian, and books and literacy are my passion (next to papercrafting!);
5) I have 2 butterfly tattoos on my back and am seriously considering what to get for my 3rd. πŸ™‚

If you had to choose between being colour blind or losing your sense of taste for the rest of your life, which would you choose? Why? I choose being colour blind because to be able to taste is one of the most wonderful senses there is. Can you imagine never again tasting chocolate peanut butter cup ice cream?? Didn’t think so!

What fictional character is most like you? Well, I just LOVE this question seeing as I’m a librarian and read books for a living. πŸ™‚ I’d say Kinsey Millhone from the ‘alphabet’ series by Sue Grafton. (A is for Alibi, etc.) She’s fun, witty, smart and resourceful…I hope I’m those things too!

These questions never get old LOL! Another one where the thumbtack question leaves me lullzing πŸ™‚

Well now that you know a lil something somethin about our Marcie hop on over to her blog where not only can you find a lot of fun but her style is so elegant! I can’t even TRY to pull that style off. She also has another GIVEAWAY for you to get in on if you can tear your eyes away long enough LOL! Go! Look!

but don’t forget to come back tomorrow! πŸ™‚