Today, as part of our Anniversary celebration, we have a color challenge that is near and dear to our hearts. We want you to show your Odd Pride by making a project with the color scheme that has been with us, in one way or another, since the beginning:
Well today is the day! HAPPY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! *throws confetti and blows party whistle* You’ll find our mini hop alllllllll the way at the bottom 🙂
Today, 2010, was the day we turned the website on, put out the shopping cart and officially opened for biz. 🙂 What a scary thing to do but also exhilarating! What if no one came? What if the site breaks down? What if what if what if what if…. that is about all you hear in your mind as you open up shop with such high hopes. Since this is our one year mark and I guess I like to reminisce I wanted to give a lil past, present and future for us as we go into year two.
Some Odd Girl may have opened its doors on January 18th, 2010 but its inception date was much, much earlier. In the late spring, early summer of 2009, a couple of my besties got together and apparently hatched a plan 🙂 I say hatched a plan bc it took a lil effort to come into fruition, not just a run and tell type plan. I’ve always been an artsy chick and had just a couple months prior gotten into stamping and making cards. You know what that means, no stamps of my very own to create with! So I was scouring the internet with my friend Leah looking for what I wanted to bring home. I’m not sure, maybe she and Miss Adina will fill us in in the comments, if this was what sparked the thought or what but I found somethings I liked but nothing I was super crazy for. We three chatted regularly online and one day I got a card in the mail from lovely Adina, who doesn’t love gifties and handmade love delivered directly to your door? We’ll inside was a awesome handmade card and a lil something extra I never expected (sneaky girls!), a red rubber stamp of one of my drawings! This one to be exact…
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I’ve always done realistic line drawings, even if the subject matter was more make believe 🙂 , and never really thought about combining the two hobbies. That is what my friends were suggesting. I was like, eh, whatever for a lil while but then the idea became stuck in my brain, as things tend to do, and I started sketching. I didn’t really want something so serious for my stamps so I started in a different direction entirely. Sometime in August 2009 I had some sketches I liked to show them…
Welcome back Oddies! This is our first, and maybe toughest, challenge of the week 🙂 Don’t let that scare you away! It only SOUNDS tough but its really all about what people who love digis love about digis: versatility! I want you to take 1 digi and use it in 3 different ways. You could make 3 projects, using the digi differently on each like you’ll see Robin doing OR 1 digi in 3 different ways on the same project kinda like what Cassandra did. What do I mean by “different ways”? Well, the beauty of digis is that you can flip then, make them HUGE, make them tiny, make a background, the possibilities are only limited by your imagination! I know you all have great imaginations so use it! Robin and Cassandra and I have taken up the torch with a few examples: