Can you guys believe its the end of June already? Crazy. But that does bring us to another Release Review!

With Summer upon us, at least up here in the northern hemisphere, we’ve slowed down a little in new goodies as the kiddos are home and all but we’ve also been bringing out some more clear re-releases that I think you’ll be happy to see…

First up, the new goods! Dakota has really been a sea going girl in June either sailing the high seas and being a total badass buccaneer or under the waves bringing that charm to all the finned dwellers of the deep. If my verbose descriptions didn’t give you a hint, I’m talking about Pirate Dakota and Mermaid Dakota!


Christa using Pirate Dakota


Anna Sigga using Mermaid Dakota


Mermaid Dakota by Melissa

For our next group, the re-releases, I can’t make such eloquent descriptions as we’ve got a few that crosses boundaries of linguistic analogies but I’m still going to put bets on that you’ll be happy to see them either way. Scroll on through the awesome examples from my wonderful Odd Girls and see what delights they have in store and what digi sets and images they have for you…

Therese using Flirty Mae Digi Set


Anna Sigga using Flirty Mae


Patti celebrating Canada Day With  Flirty Mae 


Anna Sigga using Rapunzel


Rapunzel by Alexis


Sadia using Cupcake Mae set


Fairy Magic by Melissa 


Snow White by Melissa


Sunny Mae by Melissa


Quite a variety there, amiright? I know there’s some of you out there that will be extra happy to see Fairy Magic in digi form, she’s been a well loved image since her first release and I hope she’ll get that same love in digi form too.

Now, after following the links to your favorites, I want you to get some coloring on and prep up. Tomorrow we kick off our July challenge and since its always anything goes, I want to see what you’re working on while you bask in the air conditioned goodness of your crafty spaces. See you then!






Today we are officially kicking off Year 8 with a contest!

Remember me pointing out yesterday that we had 7 characters? 7 Years, 7 characters.

Starting our 8th year it only seems appropriate to add to our family! 

Every image in my shop has one of my original characters, I don’t give every image a random name, its just how I roll. But you know what? I seriously suck at naming things… the exception being my kids, still love those… so when contemplating adding another character it only seems right to ask you guys to help me out…

That’s our contest! Help me give our new girl a name. Pretty easy, right? It is but its got to fit her.

Every one of our Odd Family has a personality, a trait that influences what and how I draw them. I see Kaylee as free spirited, Mae more shy and demure, Gwen a retro girl, Piper an upbeat fashionista… our new girl? I see her as an outgoing, confident, bad assy lady. What kind of name fits that description? 

I have 3 new digis of our as-yet-named girl ready to go, you can see part of one in the pic above, but until she gets a name I can’t add her to the shop! Can you help me?

Whoever suggests the name that I ultimately choose will get all 3 of the new digis, a $10 gift certificate to our shop AND a guest designer spot in our upcoming guest designer call (later in Feb).

I hope that is enough to get your create juices flowing!

Leave your name ideas below, in the comments, you can enter as many times as you like. I don’t want to drag this on too long, a girl deserves a name! So just as the DT Call ends on January 22, so does this contest. 

I really can’t wait to see what you guys have for me and here’s to an exciting year 8!