We love our Odd Girls and I know you do too! So a new feature that we are kicking off today is to have the Girls answer some fun questions so you can get to know them a bit better πŸ™‚ We will have a new one every couple few weeks.

Today’s first victim…… er… I mean feature is Kellie Winnell!

(You can see my questions in blue and Kellie’s responses in black)

Kellie, we want to see your first PHOTOGRAPHED card! We’ve all got that first! Share!


What’s changed the most since you began crafting?
The thing that has changed the most since crafting is my style and love of craft! When I first started I was a scrapbook ONLY person. Cards to me where a waste of time and I would be so disappointed if I went to a scrapbooking day and find out they decided to do a card making class! Then in about October 2008 I joined Stampin’ Up! YEAH I know odd hey! I made my first cards in December 2008 and my obsession started. So the first thing that changed was the way in which I saw cardmaking and have not scrapbooked for YEARS! Since then my style I like to think has grown and changed. And I am forever looking for new and fun things to make and do.

What drew you to Some Odd Girl?
What drew me to Some Odd Girl was the gorgeous images, I came across them while blog hopping one night and fell in love, they are so adorable and I went through the blog and got blown away by all the DT amazing creations and cards! I have been buying them ever since! And time has never been on my side to then actually put them all to use! But you will be seeing a lot more of my Odd Girl creations from now on!

Any cardmaking idols?
I don’t have just one card making idol, everyone I follow I get inspiration from each and everyday! I always take a little something from every card I see. There are so many talented people out there and I am finding new people to follow along with every time I blog surf. I would like to add that Stephanne and Emma have been my inspiration for my love of everything shabby chic or the vintage style I do attempt. Their work and the way they can make everything vintage is what I love.

crafty goals for 2011?
Crafting goals for 2011, ok you asked *goes and grabs the list the size of a toilet roll, hehe* just kidding! My one main one is to stay on top of things! I will get for example DT images and instead of making something with them sooner I am rushing last minute! So far I am doing really well with this and am actually quite proud *touchwood.* Another is to try and visit blogs more, I have a habit of falling behind and then not at all! Another is to just be plain ol organised in every crafting way possible!

Personal craft do’s and don’ts? what you rawk and what is not so hawt for you.
When I am cutting an image out, I personally can not leave the white in between the legs. I have done this a few times with making the card first and then colouring and forget and stick it down. While I have done this by accident and make note on my blog when I do and people commented they do it all the time, I don’t notice, I just notice how amazing their cards look, but then on my own I always notice and kick myself about it!

what current paper trends do you HATE/LOVE?
I am loving something I have started recently with Graphic 45 paper mostly or Tim Holtz and that is cutting things out and popping some, here, there and everywhere and it gives the effect of all piled on together and I love it! You will see this in my cards and then think OH I know what she meant now, I just thought she was ODD, lol!
Our thanks to Kellie for being such a good sport. It’s tough being first! Not to mention the Odd Girls don’t know each other’s answers beforehand. So they’re learning things about one another, too, and NO copying! lol If you have any other questions for Kellie, you can ask here or on her blog πŸ™‚ 


AND if you want to show us your first photographed card ever link it up in the comments! Everyone who does will be entered into a random drawing for a free digi of their choice! Be brave and share!


Don’t forget to join in our first SOG Only Challenge for the chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to our AWESOME sponsor at Oozak.com! Rusty is being so great to us! 3 hearts, an SOG digi and you are IN!

HUGS AND KISSES on the day of love and romance Oddies! Today is the day of the year where we shower all those in our lives with love! I usually give my kids a lil treat and we have a nice dinner, if I’m lucky *very lucky* the hubs and I will get to go out and have a lil time together too. For the kiddos treat this year I’m makin cupcakes! Who doesn’t like cupcakes? Seriously! If you don’t like these miniature clouds of deliciousness then this DIY/Tut may not be for you lol but I don’t think we’ll find anyone like that πŸ˜‰ 

SO, I wanted to make some cupcakes and “purty them up” a bit. What to do….. well doilies are also all the rage now, I see them everywhere! And lo, I had some too! A project is born! I am going to make cutie cupcake toppers with doilies. One little note, I had 4 inchers on hand but I wanted like half that size, our local store didn’t have them (do they exist in a 2 inch size? inquiring minds want to know!) so I went with what’s on hand. Just goes to show you can rawk your stash!

So to start out here’s what we will be making today

YUM! Now I want to eat them…. get it together… ok… first off gather your supplies:

-4″ Wilton Doilies (number depends on how many you are making, the layers can be peeled apart to make more from the pack)
-A stick to support your creation, I used candy making sticks but if you have sturdy tooth picks that would probably work too
-Scalloped circle punch 1 7/8″ (got mine at Hobby Lobby)
– 2 5/16″ Circle punch (Hobby Lobby again)
-1″ circle punch
-Adhesive (using my ATG)
-3 Colors of Coordinating Pattern Paper (mine are from Sassafras Paper Crush) and 1 card stock
-Printer
-Love Sentiment from Some Odd Girl
-Rhinestone Bling (number depending on how many you make but I used 4 per topper)
-Paper cutter
-Exacto knife (using my fiskars finger kinfe)
-Hole punch
-Pearl Gimmer Mist (optional but who doesn’t love more bling!)

Got’em? Good! First you’ll want to grab your stick support, doilies and knife.

You can peel the layers of the doilies apart to stretch your supplies a bit, which is what I did, it also makes it easier to fold. Fold your doilie in half, lining up the pattern, unfold and punch a hole in the center. Take your adhesive and give it a nice line around the inside solid circle of the doily. Take your candy stick and cut it into thirds with your exacto knife (you might have to adjust your length depending on the size of your cupcakes but the frosting will help hold it in place). If you are using the candy sticks you can score around it and then snap it like a twig. Push the candy stick thru the hole in the doily, mine was a snug fit, and fold the doily back up and over the stick covering it. Do that for as many as you are making.

Next, take your pattern papers and punch out 2 scalloped circles and 1 2 5/16″ circle and 2 1″ circles per topper. Cut the large circles in half. For the small toppers punch out 1 scalloped circle and 2 1″ circles per topper.

While you are punching away, print out the Love Sentiment on your cardstock so it is 1 1/4″ wide, almost 1″ tall. You will need 2 per large topper. If you are making the small toppers print two for each as well. Cut them out and set them aside. Next you are going to assemble all your pieces.

Make sure your scallops line up on both sides

Next you want to adhere your Rhinestones, making the sides match, and spray with glimmer mist.

Let them dry while you make the most yummy of confections, give them some libral sprinkles (sprinkles are edible glitter! Who doesn’t love em?) After you have your goodies, baked iced and ready hold the stick support of your toppers and gently push them in and you’re done!

Its pretty and yummy! Going that lil extra step will really show those special people that you care! If you make some of your own, please share them with us at Projects@someoddgirl.com and we could feature YOU on our blog! Thanks!

Tomorrow is Valentines day! Have you made your sweetie that card that will GUSH your thoughts of love to them? Its not hard! It doesn’t need to be πŸ™‚ Asa has created a super simple and super lovely card that gets the message across quite quickly!

Asa used Sweet Kody
The color scheme is lovely and the bright red brings your eye right to Kody, which will show your man that HEY, a girl could use some candy and flowers from a handsome man! πŸ™‚ Its still early, you still have plenty of time before tomorrow to make a sweet card like this. 
Making one? Show us! Link in the comments, we’d love to see!
As you might have seen from yesterdays post Digi Day is still going on. There’s still plenty of time to pop on over to our SNR group and hit up our two fun challenges and *sale* 7pm tonight is the cut off for those. And if that’s not enough, we’ve kicked off our first SOG only challenge with a super prize! Check it out!
Much love Oddies! Spread the love and blow the kisses to everyone you meet tomorrow!