Hi there, Oddies!  Leah here, totally thrilled to kick off the week with a huge, happy shout-out to our Guest Odd Girls, Elle and Ellen, who have TRULY brought their A-game and embraced their Oddness as a very appreciated part of our Design Team!

I’m sharing a few of my favorite projects from these lovely ladies, beginning with Ellen…  Here’s the first card of Ellen’s I ever spotlighted (I loved all the little things she did to create interest – the punched card, the cut file, the washi tape and the different layers of blue:

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And a few selections to show off her techniquey style and mad skillz:

ellen emboss

ellen cat

ellen dove

Ellen shares TONS of techniques and tools on her blog (like with the Dove Blending pen, above – SO cool!)- she likes to experiment with different coloring mediums, she combines stamp sets like nobody’s business, and her style is forever changing, evolving, and blowing my mind.  I’m so glad she’s our Guest Odd Girl for the next few months!  CLICK HERE to visit Ellen’s blog and prepare to spend LOTS of time reading and being inpired. 

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And then we have Elle (I swear it just happened this way, we didn’t plan it because of the names!)…  She’s been playing with Some Odd Girl stamps forEVER too, and my files don’t go far back enough to get the first card I spotlighted, but I’ve always been drawn to her super bold coloring style and the chatter on her blog.  Here’s an early spotlight:

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And some more examples of Elle’s work: elle scarecrow

elle yeti

elle ghosty

Gorgeous, right?  Bold and bright.  Commanding attention.  That’s kind of how I think of Elle’s work.  She puts great effort into backgrounds and really pays mind to the detail in her coloring.  The last one is my fave of hers EVER.  She is also chatty and shares lots of organization tips on her blog, so GO VISIT HER!  You’ll want to bust out your markers or pencils and color along.

So I am SUPER thrilled these ladies are joining us as Guest Odd Girls.  They rock the deadlines, they put their best foot forward with each project, and I’m sure you’d all agree.  Thank you, Ellen and Elle, for sharing this adventure with us!  We are honored and very lucky to have you both!

 

Good morning, Oddies!

Alexis here with some inspiration on using the Some Odd Girl cut files for more than their intended use. 

I’m totally smitten with my Zing cutter, so I’m always digging through the cut files trying to see what new projects I can use them for.  This week, I have a shaker card that I created using part of the Forest Fold Card Base.

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It’s so simple to do, just decide on your card base size, stack in your cut files the way you want them to appear and weld the piece together.  I also used the star from the Star Card Base for my sentiment, which is from the Little Loves clear stamp, along with the cute baby stamp.

Now, if you want a slightly different shaped cloud, you can use the Cloud Easel Card cut file and those are cute too, but I wanted longer clouds for this card.

You’ll then have an awesome top piece for your shaker card and just assemble as usual. Easy peasy!

I hope to see your fun shaped shaker cards on our Facebook Community, Linky Party (look right) and the Pinterest Board soon!  Don’t forget to hashtag #SomeOddGirl when posting on all your social media channels!

Good morning Odd friends!  Stephanie here with you sharing the digi release today in the shop!

We have a new digi release several times a month, and today, we have TWO fantastic new digis to show you, Coffee Piper and Beehive Mae!  They’re perfect for all occasion cards or projects.

If you’re interested in seeing them used in multiple ways (and trust me, you want to!), you can visit the following Odd Girls’ blogs and see how they’ve knocked it out of the ball park!  Check ‘em out…

 Brianna, Alexis, JoAnnKatie and Nicole!

Here’s my take on the images from today’s digi release, too!

Coffee Piper (lookie lookie, I’ve turned the hexie dots from the shop into snowflakes!)

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Beehive Mae (ooooh, can you also spot a cut file?!)

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If you love today’s digi release, Piper and Mae are available HERE – grab them and be sure to show us what you make with them by linking up in the right sidebar to our monthly Linky Party!

You could be Spotlighted on our blog & win stuff (like new digis from our next release)!  Since you can link up from almost anywhere (blog, online gallery, INSTAGRAM!), it can’t be any easier to show off your creations and get in the running!  The only way to be spotlighted is the Linky Party!

And are you familiar with our Oddies’ Project Board on Pinterest?  Another hopping little spot where our friends get to show off their creations featuring Some Odd Girl stamps, and we pick one pin per week to showcase right here on the blog!

Also, did you see the fabulous Facebook Community growing more each and every day?

Our members talk about fun stuff, show their latest creation and/or inspiration, plus there are CHALLENGES, so I hope to see you there!  This month’s challenge is Spooky Halloween – CLICK HERE to upload your projects to our album and see inspiration from lots of our awesome community members!