Welcome to our First Anniversary Celebration week!

I’m thankful for each and everyone one of you who have contributed to making this first year so great. Lots of love, hard work and effort has gone in to getting us here so I want to celebrate right with a week of fun, challenges, prizes and other goodies to behold. You are going to want to share this with your friends!

Want a lil run down of this weeks events? Here you go:
16th – Kick off and rundown (with a lil question)
17th – 1 Digis 3 Ways Challenge
18th – an Odd History and mini blog hop ***one year anniversary TODAY!***
19th – Some Odd Girl Colors Challenge
20th – Kids Coloring Challenge
21st – Some Odd Elements Challenge
22nd – Mini Card Challenge

All challenges will be due by January 23rd at midnight EST with the winners announced here on January 24th. You can not combine challenges. Entering in each challenge, which has its own prize, will also get you one entry in to our BIG draws for the BIG prizes. We’ve got a couple too 🙂

First our good friends at Cosmo Cricket have given has a purty big box of goodies to give away! Thank you Lindsay!

and we also have a $50 gift certificate to 
Oozak is located in my hometown and is where I buy all my copics! $50 will also get you free shipping anytime. 12 or 13 new copics anyone? 

Today we are starting off light with a simple poll question:
Who is your favorite Some Odd Girl character and why? (Kaylee, Mae, Tia, Tobie, Kody Ollie, etc)

Winner of this poll will get 3 digis of their fav character to take home and enjoy! Let us know your answer in the comments to be entered. What extra entries? Here’s how to get 3 more (leave separate comments for each so its easy to count)!

– Refer a friend! Make sure your friend leaves your name in the comments and its an entry for you!
– Post about our anniversary week with the run down of events (don’t forget to link back!) on your blog and leave a link to the post and its another entry!
– Post about this week on your twitter (mention @SomeOddGirls so we can see and link to the blog), a message board (link in the comment to the post) and leave a comment here that you did and its an entry!

Not hard at all! We want a big fun party over at the blog so spread the word, invite your friends, and wake up the kids because we have something for everyone. What are you waiting for? Get started and have fun! Don’t forget to stop by the shop and see what we’ve got up our sleeve for an anniversary sale too 😉

Welcome to our first official blog challenge of 2011! I hope everyone has sufficiently recovered from the holidays to have tons of fun with us 🙂 Let’s get right down to biz with the challenge…

For this challenge I want to see embossing, either dry or heat whatever works for you. It just needs to star in your creation. So break out your heat gun, break out your cuttle bug or Big Shot and have at it! The girls have had some fun with this challenge:

Kristy (me 🙂 ) used Night Out Mae for a lovey card

Robin used Love Letter Kaylee to make a sweet note for a sweetheart
Marcie used Valentine Tobie to make a cute boy’s card
Tanya used Royal Love and shined up a crown with some clear embossing for a fun card
 Yvonne used Night Out Mae and Sweet Kody on a card for 2

So can you let embossing be the star of your show? Show us your project so we can see the results. This challenge will run thru January 26th so make sure to link it up and link back to this post so more peeps can play along! You don’t have to have a Some Odd Girl digi to play along but since you get an extra entry if you do, and we have a freebie on the site right now, there is no reason not to! 
Don’t forget to big things happening right now too! January 14th is the last day to get your application in to be an Odd Girl! Lots of exciting things coming in the next term so you will want to be in on this one people! Next, the 16th is the last day to get your entries in for the My Tiny contest, there aren’t alot of entries so get yours in!
Also next week, the 16th – 22nd, is our ANNIVERSARY WEEK! Lots of fun to be had so come right back here on Sunday for a run down with all the goings on!

We are so happy to have Corry with us for December as our first ever Guest Odd Girl! She’s been a big SOGgy supporter and such a creative talent! To get to know her a lil better we’ve asked her a few questions and want to open it up to YOU to ask her some more. Here’s how Corry answered our odd questions:

1) What color do feel represents your personality and why?
My fave color is brown. Does this represent my personality?…..perhaps……I’m a country girl at heart, grew up on a farm, small town living. Everything was made of wood in our house, even my dad became a wood worker of sorts—building furniture & painting them brown. Perhaps it grew on me. To this day, I am drawn to brown shades, however have been told I look good in yellow! lol

2) Is your style of dress/ home decor similar to your style of card making?
Yes, it’s kinda all over the place, like my cards. I am not usually a clean cut, mod type person. I tend to change things up in my life ALL the time. Hubby hates when he comes home and the living room is changed around AGAIN. haha. I like to add lotsa embellies to my cards, which also resembles my home decor of a ‘whole lot going on’….not just one style; but dress/clothes wise, I am as plain as they come. Sweats & a T !! That’s me!

3) What one thing always puts you in a good mood?
Grocery shopping. Sounds corny I know (especially lugging 3 kids for the 1.5 hr ride to the big city-better deals)…. but spending a whole wack of money on groceries & just knowing that for the next month we have enough food to make some healthy meals, makes me happy. Means hubby & I are providing well for our family.

4) What SOG character do you most identify with and why?
Ice Cream Tia. I haven’t made a card with her yet, waiting for summer, you know. Cuz when I was growing up I always had a small vanilla cone dipped in chocolate almost every day after school. Then we I was old enough to get a job, one of my first places of employment was at that SAME ice cream store. MMMmmmmmmmm I love my ice cream!

5) Are you just a cardmaker or do you dabble in other crafts?
I also do scrapbooking. Tradtional & digital, but this has kinda fell at the wasteside since finding blogland. To give you an idea, one of my last scrapbooking pages was when my 3 yr old was 9 months! YA! Pretty bad.

6)Where do you find your inspiration?
I dunno, really. It just comes. I am not an artistic person by any means, but seeing all the lovely creations in blogland really gets me inspired to improve, to try a different style, to try a different color combo, to make something other than a card. I have had the privilege to be on some DT’s with some amazingly talented ladies who inspire me daily with their kind words & fresh creations!!! (mwah) Also, when you have a good image to work with (like SOG digis), the inspiration just falls into place. ACTUALLY, I was thinking the other day, that it was the first SOG blog hop (was it a hop? where each SOG DT member shared a tip) that intrigued me to improve on my coloring & purchase some copics for skin & hair tones. I will never forget the feedback all the ladies gave me when I commented on their creations. I remember jumping back to that hop when I wondered what color copic I should use next!!! Pretty cool hey?!

So what would YOU like to know? Corry will be answering questions here in the comments 🙂 She has also made a fabby project to showcase her talents!

Don’t you just LOVE her pleated ribbon and super coloring of Tobie? We are happy to have her this month!