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:

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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!

 

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Kristy here today with a new program at Some Odd Girl that I hope you’ll be excited about!

Do you love Some Odd Girl?
Are you an enthusiastic creator?
Are you active in the crafty world?

Then WE WANT YOU!

We want to reward our loyal and active Odd Family members for showing us their love and doing what they already do to spread the Odd Word; people who share their creations using our products through various outlets like galleries and social media.

What’s the reward?  We want to get more of our goods into your hands so you can keep up the good work.  That’s it.  Really easy, right?  If you fill out the application form on our website, you’ll be applying to be one of our Oddvocates.  We will keep everyone on file and we’ll accept more to the team as the program grows, so don’t worry if you don’t hear back right away.

Every 3-4 months, we will send our Oddvocates some surprise goodies to have fun with; digital goodies (digi stamps, cut files or new ebooks), or physical goodies like Clear Stamps, paper, embellishments, etc.  They will also have a special Facebook Group to talk to other Oddvocates and get early news on upcoming releases.  There might be other surprises in store as well.

All we ask from our Oddvocates is that they continue to spread the word, just as they have been.

If this sounds fun to you please fill out the form!  This program is overseen by Leah l’Orange and she will contact anyone who is accepted.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

Hi Everyone!

I’m Elle, one of the Guest Odd Girls this term, and I have a big confession to make. I am a … paper-a-holic. Yes, it’s true. I have veritable towers of patterned paper in my craft room, and I just can’t stop myself from buying shiny new paper pads whenever they come out. Still, I find patterned paper to be one of the most inspiring supplies, and I just love having the perfect background for every image I print or stamp out and color.

The card I’m sharing today features Scooter Mae digi, a super sweet stamp that’s fitting for the summer season. As with all Some Odd Girl digis, once you purchase the stamp, you will receive a large and crisp image that you can resize and print out. If you’re brand new to digital stamps, check out this free guide Kristy has added to the shop. I added the stamp to a Word document and resize it to fit a standard A2 card.

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I colored Scooter Mae with my Copics and carefully fussy-cut her with some sharp scissors. Then I jumped into playing with paper!

I chose an older summer-themed paper pad that had the same general tones as my colored image. None of the colors are a perfect match, but this works out well because it makes Mae stand out a little bit better. If I had chosen the very same colors as Mae, the whole card may have looked too busy. Once my papers were chosen, I used my Bigshot to die-cut some fun shapes and add even more interest to the card.

Whenever I finish a card, I always snap a picture, type a quick blurb in my blog and share it in the Some Odd Girl Facebook community. It is the best place to get some great feedback, positivity and encouragement. If you’re not a member yet, hop, skip and run to join us! We would love to have you.

I hope you enjoyed my card! Let me know how you really feel about patterned paper. Is it a staple in your craft room, or something you’d rather do without?