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Monday, December 30, 2013

Sheena's Shells are GORJE!

are you a Sheena Douglass fan yet?

her stamp sets are beautiful, crafty friends.  surrissly!  this set is called Sea Shells from the Sheena's A Little Bit Scenic line (they're all available HERE at Crafter's Companion), and it's stunning and versatile for SO many different themes.  encouragement, sympathy, retirement, vacation, relaxation, serenity, etc...  and i'll use it over and over and over when i'm looking for a bit of elegance and maturity in my projects.  check it out!

she's purdy, no?  the shell is colored with my pencils, and then, because i ordered this Die'sire 8x8 embossing folder (Regency Swirls) that won't fit through my C'bug, i inked the raised side with my Delicata Golden Glitz and put my paper in the folder and stepped on it a few times.  yep, that's my kick-arse technique for this one!  and i LOVE how mottled it came out with the textured paper!  shimmery and subtle without drawing away from the image. 

added a gold foil panel behind it and a strip across with some ribbon, plus some adhesive pearls and an OLD Heidi Swapp sentiment sticker.  voila!

here's the close-up detail of my shell:

and this will round out my 2013, folks.  with a new year upon us, i'm VERY MUCH looking forward to some changes and some fun.  see you on Wednesday if you're up for a game of TAG!  ;)

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Shiny and New at Paper Issues!

we've got a new issue, folks!  but we ALL have issues, right?  well for this we're looking for anything that follows the theme "Shiny and New" (interpret however you'd like!), but we also have a sketch if you'd like an extra push.  NOT necessary to follow the sketch!

for this one, we're also giving away an awesome $20 gift certificate to spend at the Paper Issues store, and WHOA, there's so much new stuff i'm having a hard time keeping up!  every time i place my order, new stuff comes in and i have to place another!  :D

here's what i made for the occasion:

i used the yummalicious Sweet Cherry Color Shine from Heidi Swapp (Paper Issues has LOADS of colors!) and Double Yellow Mister Huey's from Studio Calico to pretty up their mistables, Carribean Baker's Twine from The Twinery.  some paper from Echo Park (an older collection - Happy Days, but there's lots of EP available HERE!), ball trim (swoooooon) and a cheapie felt key from somewhere.  lullz.  bling.  alphas.  done.

so yes.  LINK UP HERE.  win this:

shop with THIS:

**linked up 4/3/14 to the new Pocket Full of Sunshine issue at Paper Issues!**

Saturday, December 28, 2013

LOVE Bamboo from Crafter's Companion!

how CUTE is this little fuzzpaw?  seriously!

he's a furry little dude from Crafter's Companion called Hugs from Bamboo from the Party Paws series, and he's perfect for ANY occasion...  i did some Christmas cards using him with different wrapping combinations (one was paper pieced - it was a breeze!), and i was having so much fun coloring him that i decided to keep the fun going with some birthday lurve.  :)

the sentiment is from the Imagine set in the Everyday Sentimentals series (there are SO many awesome sentiments in the Sentimentals line - whenever a new one comes out, it goes right into my shopping cart!), and i think the font is just super fun.  whatcha think? 

Hugs from Bamboo and my sentiment are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and i colored my image up with my pencils...  some spunky new papers and a few brads and enamel dots and i was content! 

i love this little dude.  i really do!  squeeeeeeezable!

CLICK HERE to check out all the awesome stuff at Crafter's Companion, including the YUMMY new line of Memento Luxe inks (they are WONDERFULLY juicy and i can't stop using them - they're especially awesome with all of the Sheena Douglass silhouette stamps!)

are you making any new year's resolutions?  mine is to look for more opportunities to color, because it's absolutely therapeutic for me, and i could use a little more therapy (tee hee) - at least to come down from some of the craziness that sometimes pops up.  in the meantime, i'm counting down the days until 2014 and i know it's going to be an EXCITING year!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

majestically old and oaky at Crafter's Companion

okay, so i told you i was loving my new Majestic Oak stamp from Crafter's Companion - well it's not a new set, per se, but it's new to me, and i am getting LOADS of mileage from it!  here it is again, stamped in Memento Espresso Truffle ink onto a simple patterned background with minimal embellies:

the quote is a good one, no?  perfect for encouragement or retirement or even sympathy...  LOVE it, and I could easily spend a whole day just making cards with this stamp set and different patterned paper combinations.  it's classy and elegant and seriously, the cards practically make themselves!  you'll be seeing this one a LOT on my blog, and since i'm loving the Sheena stamps so much, THIS ONE will probably be next.  :)  it's on my wish list and will be falling into my shopping cart very soon!  

hope you're all having a most awesome weekend - i have a LOT of shopping to do, since i'll be heading up to Canada next Saturday (to surprise my Dad for his birthday on Sunday).  SO MUCH to cram in and i hope i have energy after work to get it all done!  happy holidays, chickens!  xo

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

December challenge at Crafter's Companion - Ribbon/Twine/Thread!

hey there chickens!  so there are only two weeks left before Christmas Day.  is that ridiculous or what?  WHERE did 2013 go? 

well it's been a busy year for me, but i'm looking forward to an exciting 2014 with lots of fun things on the horizon!  i know i mentioned that i will be staying on with Crafter's Companion as one of the members of their brand new Inspiration Team (!!!) and i can't wait for you all to see what we're up to!  lots of fun things going on with new products, new releases, new faces, and LOADS to check out on the blog!  you'll just have to trust me, because we still have a couple of weeks until it all happens!

in the meantime, if you're feeling up to a challenge, we're looking for Ribbon, Twine and/or Thread on your creations!  use your Crafter's Companion products (see the list of eligible items HERE) and play along with our December challenge, and you could win £30/$30 to spend at the Crafter's Companion store, and lemme tell ya...  it's EASY to spend!  :)

here's the card i made using the new Sheena Douglass - A Little Bit Scenic "Seascapes"...  these are GORGEOUS for masculine and elegant creations!

i incorporated ribbon and twine into my project, and backed my image with a simple kraft panel embossed with a Die'sire Embossalicious 6x6 folder (Chevrons), coloured my image with my Spectrum Noir markers (Blender, IB1, GG1, GG2, EB2, DG2, DG3, BG2, BG3, BG5, DR3, DR5, DR6, TB1, TB2, TB3), distressed the edges of my image panel, added a bit of minimal and subtle bling, and VOILA.  i can totally see this for retirement cards, congratulations, destination weddings, and even sympathy.  and believe me, it's easy and FUN to colour!  :)

so.  care to play along?  there's still PLENTY of time left in the month to join us - just CLICK HERE to see what the awesome UK team did to inspire you and to link up! 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Hopping again with Crafter's Companion and CardMaker Magazine!

if you're here for the Hol-ODD-Day hop, CLICK CLICK and you'll get to my post.  :)

seriously, what a FUN week!  you must be here TODAY for the big Crafter's Companion USA and CardMaker Magazine blog hop!  WELCOME and thanks for coming by!

i am SO excited about this hop - not only do i love my Crafter's Companion products, but i have been subscribing to CardMaker Magazine for many years and i am a HUGE fan!  the content, the projects, the gorgeous spreads and detailed instructions, designer tips, and the DESIGNERS!  so much talent!  such an inspiring magazine!  and speaking of talent, you've probably arrived from Trena's blog - if so, you're well on your way!  if NOT, then you may want to CLICK HERE to start from the beginning!

YOU, dear friend, could win one of two awesome prize packs which include: a 1-year digital subscription to CardMaker Magazine, a stamp set, 2 six-marker sets of Spectrum Noirs (the new generation!) and an embossing folder.  check out this AWESOME prize pack!

i went Nutcracker-themed for my card, combining some holiday with non-holiday products and colours...

LOVE this little girl - so poised and graceful, and trying so hard!  i took dance lessons when i was younger, so i can relate!  :)  here she is, up close and personal:

this image is from the Angelica and Friends EZmount set - "Eleanor"
the sentiment is from the Sentimentals "Christmas Magic" set...
Eleanor is stamped on Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock
with StazOn Jet Black ink (and I used my Prismacolor Pencils)
and the sentiment  (plus the inking around the scalloped panel) with Distress Ink in Dusty Concord
cut my girlie out with a Nestie, inked and stickered.  :D
i used the 6x6 Die'sire Embossalicious folder in Holiday Holly
inked the raised parts with Memento Luxe ink in Pear Tart (have you TRIED these inks?  WHOA!)
and splattered some Spectrum Noir re-inker in PP4 randomly around, then gave it a nice coating of Heidi Swapp Color Shine in white (of course that doesn't show up in the photos, but the pink paper and embossed panel are SUPER shimmery!)

the pink paper is from issue 3 of the Crafter's Inspiration magazine (yep, it's available now!)

then i added some ribbon and clustered some flowers and bling to finish it all off.  :)  LOVE the added texture.  i just can't do a flat card anymore, no matter how hard i try!

and the REST of the Crafter's Companion team have had some fun for the occasion, too!  BUT, there's more!  we're hopping with the CardMaker crew, too!  LOADS of stunning projects to inspire you from THESE people:

you'll need to drop by the Crafter's Companion Facebook page to say hello and enter to win one of the two hop prize packs i mentioned.  :)

thank you for dropping by, and i hope you're enjoying the hop so far!  now you're off to visit Rosemary - tell her i said hello!  ;)  happy hopping, and happy CRAFTING, and happy holidays from Crafter's Companion and CardMaker!

Monday, December 9, 2013

it's a Hol-ODD-Day blog hop with Some Odd Girl and special guests!

IT'S TIME!  :)  i LOVE this time of year.  the Odd Girls are throwin' it on down!  

WELCOME to our Hol-ODD-Day Hop!  ‘Tis the season for the Odd Girls to get their craft on, and whip up some fun things just in time for the holidays!   Some Odd Girl is very happy to bring you our annual…


This year, we are VERY happy to bring you some of our gift and decor ideas that we hope will inspire you as we all head into the home stretch!  Today, we HOP!  All you have to do is visit all of the blogs below and leave some love at each stop.
You might have arrived from Lenny’s blog...  if so, WOO HOO, and you've made it to the END!  :)   If not, CLICK HERE to get to the beginning ‘cuz you won’t want to miss a beat!
There are some random thingies to be won here and there, but I can’t tell you exactly where!  You might also notice that we have a guest crafter or two  joining us this week! (One joins us today – YAY! – and another may pop up during the week and we’ll give you an extra chance to win!)

I have gotten all boxy and stuff lately, and decided to make a little pillow box for giftin'.  Not only does it hold things, so I can put a thin scarf or some gloves or maybe a wallet or something for hubbin, but the box is extra-keepable and super cute to boot!  I also went NON-Christmassy, just because I'm rebellious like that, and used the Feathered Friends digi  for my image.  Look!

Ermah, they're cute, no?  I used a sheet of the new Crate Paper "Bundled Up" line , along with some Glitz Design stickers and ephemera, and threw in some word stickers from Tim for good measure.  Don't these two look all cute and snuggly?  Well I thought that might be a good way to bring about some Christmas noodlin'!

And all coloured up with my Prismacolor pencils...  I still love them and spent a LOT of time in the last week colouring with 'em, so you may see a bunch more pencil projects coming to this space!  :)

Needless to say, we Odd Girls have had a TON of fun making our Hol-ODD-Day projects, and we hope you have fun hopping with us!  Ready?  Here’s the hop list!

Leah the Orange (the end!)

So if you haven't already hit all the stops, be sure to make your way around to all of the blogs and leave your comments by Sunday, December 15th at midnight EST and we’ll have some winners to announce on Monday, the 16th!  There may or may not be a stamp set or two up for grabs.  There may ALSO be (or maybe not!) some of the new Odds & Ends to win!  ANNNND there may even be some extras.  But you’ll have to join us throughout the week to find out!

I hope you've enjoyed the hop, Oddies, and we’ll be showing details of some of the projects throughout the week, so drop by and watch for your bonus chances to win!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Crafter's Companion has LUXE INKS and a very Majestic Oak

whoa.  have you tried these?  the Memento Luxe inks - TO. DIE. FOR.  i'm seriously loving them.  they're juicy without being too wet, they're wonderfully opaque and give amazing coverage.  and i have 4, and i need to have ALL. OF. THEM.  they're available now, but they're in HOT demand at Crafter's Companion.  you might wanna CLICK HERE to check 'em out.

i made a card using the gorgeous Majestic Oak (from Sheena's A Little Bit Sketchy line) and stamped it onto my patterned paper using Espresso Truffle. distressed my edges and used Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress inks around the edges (always my go-to combo for that perfectly aged paper look), then added super minimal embellies.  the stamp is fab.  the INK.  ermahgerd.  just TRUST ME. 

and then i proceeded to stamp out 8 more of The Majestic Oak, with the intention of making retirement, congrats, birthday and thinking of you cards.  you'll be seeing lots more of this one, folks.  :)

SO.  there's a new challenge up at the Crafter's Companion blog...  i'll be sharing my project soon, but you might wanna hop on over to check it out!  lots of inspiration to be found over there - the U.S. and U. K. teams make for quite a collaborative force!  :)

Saturday, November 30, 2013

holiday inspiration with Crafter's Companion

i have been a MAD card making woman this weekend.  between last night and today, i managed to whip up a SLEW of new cards for the two craft fairs i have coming up next weekend.  these two are among the 15 or 20 cards i made!

this first one uses the new Falling Snowflake E-Z mount stamp set from Stamp-It Australia's Twinkle line, and it's so simple but SO wonderfully customizable.  I. LOVE. THAT.

i opted for a bright and modern look, picking up on the glitter from the papers in the buttons and using silver ink.  i stamped my image on Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock, and used my Spectrum Noir markers PL2 and HB3, with GB2 and GB7, and StazOn Metallic Silver ink on the sentiment. 


simple, right?  and just a smidge of colour.

next up!  i decided i needed some elegance without being overly specific.
these birds are also from the Stamp-It Australia Twinkle - Falling Snowflake set:

stamped on the Ultra Smooth Premium White using Memento Espresso Truffle ink, i went over the whole image with my Spectrum Noir BG1 to age it up a bit, then accented the blue with BGR3 - love the dull watercoloury look it added.  fussy-cut and popped it up and added my accents.

so you've taken advantage of the SALES going on at Crafter's Companion USA this weekend, right?  'cuz WOO HOO, there's a lot of money waiting to be saved!  deals on stamps, cardstock, Spectrum Noir markers and storage, the eBosser, craft sprays, The Ultimate Tool, embossing folders, adhesives...  and shipping!  ANNNND double rewards points!  CLICK HERE to see the whole array of specials we've got going on! 

Friday, November 29, 2013

Some Odd Girl and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L wraps up the hop today!

DAY 5 of our awesome blog hop with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and HOLY COW, i hope you've been hopping with us because the projects have been AMAZING! 

Thanks for joining our week-long HOP! Stamps and sticky stuff join hands for a fun and inspiring event that runs November 25th through December 1st, and we’ve got 5 days’ worth of stunning creations to share with you while you hop!

Some Odd Girl and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L have been sharing projects on their blogs Monday through Friday, and you must comment on each of the posts along the way (that’s 10 comments you’ll need to make, folks!), you’ll be entered to win some serious swag from both companies! There are two happy boxes of adhesives from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and two $20 gift certificates to the Some Odd Girl shop to be won!

(there's also a bonus if you comment on ALL of the Odd Girls' blogs who have participated this week!)

here's my project today, featuring Kaylee's Closet Wardrobe (clear set)
with sentiment and cloud from Nouveau Girls Grow (clear)
and using the E-Z runner and 3-D Foam Squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

and a close-up of my girl:

so head on over to the Some Odd Girl blog for your complete list of links today, and if you leave your comments for the week's posts, you'll be eligible to win some awesome swag!  :)  happy Friday, chickens, and happy hoppin'! 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Some Odd Girl is hopping with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L!


it's going to be an AWESOME week at the Some Odd Girl blog!  we've got 5 days of fab creations from the Odd Girls, plus the team over at Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L have rocked the SOGgies, and you can win one of two $20 gift certificates to the Some Odd Girl shop, as well as 2 fun boxes of sticky goodness from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L!  oh, and there MIGHT be something extra along the way, but you'll have to wait and see.  :D

CLICK HERE to get started!  i'll be back later this week to share a project created with my SOGgies and foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, but i didn't want you to miss your chance!  comment every day (on both manufacturers' blogs) for your best chance to win!  :)  see you soon!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Crafter's Companion USA announces their new teams!

hi everyone!

got some happy news to share today, and i'd just like to say how pleased i am that i was able to stay up until midnight tonight.  this whole getting old thing is getting a little out of hand, when i'm tired at 9 pm ALL THE TIME.  tonight, i am a champion.  uh-huh!

and in true champion fashion, i CELEBRATE!  the announcement was made at the Crafter's Companion USA blog today, and we're gearing up for a VERY exciting start to 2014!  there are 2 teams, and i am pleased to be a part of the inaugural Inspiration Team!  i have some flippin' cool things up my sleeves, and i'm REALLY looking forward to the good stuff ahead! 

in the meantime, i will continue to share my projects that feature Crafter's Companion products, including my Spectrum Noir markers and all kinds of gorje stamps and embossing folders and inks and sprays and tools and adhesives and, well, more.  :) 

that said, there's a brand new SENTIMENTALS release coming out tomorrow, and we've been sneak peeking these beautiful stamps this week.  you like sentiments?  WE'VE GOT SENTIMENTS!  :)

this card uses the new Everyday Sentimentals, and i'm all about the inspirational quotes - this one happens to be a fave. 

i stamped my sentiment on Ultra Smooth Premium White, cut it with a Nestie and inked inside the frame before popping out the cut.  i fussy cut the flourish and laid down some Spectrum Noir BT4 over it, embossed a vellum piece (there are LOADS of awesome embossing folders in the store!), added a fabric brad and some bling, and bob's my uncle!  (i don't actually have an uncle bob, but i used to watch The Uncle Bobby Show as a kid - that Bimbo clown creeped me out).

anywho, pop on over to the Crafter's Companion shop to grab these new sets (there's a slew of 'em!) and check out the blog for inspiration from our awesome team!  :)

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Paper Issues and Creative Scrappers teaming up!

so yep, there's a FABULOUS flippin' sketch challenge at Creative Scrappers, and they invited the Paper Issues gang to play along!  there is even a $30 gift certificate to the Paper Issues store up for grabs, for one lucky crafter who joins us!

the sketch is SO. MUCH. FUN. and while they are generally a bunch of scrapbooking goddesses over there, i decided to apply the sketch to a CARD, as i am wont to do.  :)

here's the sketch:

and remember, you can interpret however you'd like...  the triangles don't have to be triangles.  the square doesn't have to be a square.  the arrows don't have to be arrows, and the title doesn't necessarily have to go there.  in fact, the Paper Issues girls had LOADS of cool ideas and translated them into unbelievably gorgeous projects.

i, however, didn't have much room on a little card front to do much except for a pretty direct translation.  here we go!

the papers are from the yummy new Prima "It's All About Me" line, some of which you can still grab by clicking HERE!  :)

the background panel is Heidi Swap paper, misted with some Blush and Seafoam Color Shine, with a BasicGrey Mint Julep chip (framed by more of the Prima paper), and arrows from Studio Calico.  oh, and some twine and my sharpie sealed the deal.  :)

you can grab most of this stuff from the Paper Issues shop, and don't forget to use this!

link up to the Creative Scrappers post by the 24th, and watch their blog all week to see inspiration from the Paper Issues girls!  :)

Friday, November 15, 2013

Crafter's Companion and Xyron teaming up for holiday gift giving!

hiya!  there is a PARTY going on at the Xyron Facebook page and Crafter's Companion blog!  SO much inspiration for your holiday crafting, you may need to take a week off from whatever you do just to craft and get all the ideas out of your head!  :)

i am sharing a project created using the awesome Xyron adhesives we received, paired up with a couple of fab Crafter's Companion products.  BUT...  i am also sharing a photo tutorial on how i made it.

we received a fabulous adhesive kit and were asked to do SOMETHING for the 30 Days of Holiday Projects event!  there are PRIZES!  leave your comments on the Xyron Facebook page and Crafter's Companion and design team blogs to win super sweet goodies from both awesome companies!

so i made SOMETHING...  i altered this box - can't remember what i had in it, but it was probably junk! 

the first thing i did was grab a sheet of 6x6 patterned paper for the inside bottom of the box.  it needed to be trimmed slightly to fit:

next, i busted out my Ultimate Tool for some scoring action.  the scoring part was easy, but because the box is bulky, i trimmed some of the edges where the folds met in order to get a nice, snug fit when i adhered the papers.

et voila!  adhered with the Xyron Mega Runner and it was a great fit!

next, i needed some trims so the cardboard wouldn't look so drab.  i sliced up some shimmery (and flimsy) paper and some ricrac, but i wasn't feeling confident it would all stick down with just the tape runner.  instead, i ran them through the Xyron Sticker Maker for a good, permanent bond:

remember to burnish!  i rubbed down hard on all of the strips (notice how i doubled up to conserve adhesive?  i'm thrifty that way, and it worked great!)

next up, preparing the sentiment!  i had something very specific in mind, and i went pretty simple, with white cardstock and the Die'sire Embossalicious 6x6 folder "Holiday Holly" and ran it on through my C'bug:

simple embellishing here - i punched the corners and inked the edges and the raised surface with a light green chalk ink.  stamped my sentiment from Stamp-It Australia's new Christmas line, Twinkle (this set is Falling Snowflake) on plain white cardstock and inked those edges too:

added the trims and used Xyron Adhesive Dots to adhere my sentiment and the image i'd coloured - this is Sheena's A Little Bit Floral (Lily), coloured up my Spectrum Noir markers (PP1, BP1, BP3, BP7, DR7, CT2, LG3, DG3, OR1, TN7)...  click to enlarge! 

this was the inspiration for my colouring (next time i'll stamp it in a really light colour)...   :)

annnnnnd the finished box!  i can add candies or votive candles or a set of notecards or something cute all nestled in pretty tissue paper.  or maybe even rolls of washi tape! 

LOVED working with the Xyron adhesives for this project - HUGE thanks to our awesome sponsor/partner for this event!  and i KNOW you'll see lots of other amazing inspiration - just pop on over to the Crafter's Companion blog, visit the blogs of the rest of the awesome Crafter's Companion USA Design Team, check out our Facebook page, and visit Xyron on Facebook, and tell them i sent ya!  :)  leave your comments everywhere by Monday, November 18th to win stuff, too, and maybe you'll get the awesome new Xyron 3" Sticker Maker!  (I WANT THAT)  or some other fantastic prize.  regardless, thanks for joining me today, and have a WONDERFUL weekend!  :)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

i don't suck at colouring!

'cuz Spectrum Noir said so!  :)  

go, me!  :)  i am an Accredited Colorist!

now i'm just holding my breath to see if i'll get an email from Crafter's Companion by tomorrow, telling me i've been selected for another term on their lovely design team.  cross your fingers for me, 'kay?  :D

Monday, November 11, 2013

New issue at Paper Issues - we are GRATEFUL FOR YOU!

and hello again!  busy Monday for this little orange girl!  i'm happy to be sharing the brand new issue at Paper Issues, and appropriately, it's all about being grateful.  and YES, we ARE grateful for you!  not only do we get a ton of OSS support at Paper Issues with the participation in our themes every two weeks, but because the store has expanded and gotten more and more fabulous because of amazing customers (like me, and like you!).  keep supporting!  we love you!

and i am GRATEFUL FOR YOU.  see?

that there is Kimono Kaylee, a digi from Some Odd Girl, and she's colored up with my Spectrum Noir markers.  some pretty BasicGrey papers behind her (click here to see what BasicGrey products are available at Paper Issues!), a couple of snips of ribbon, stamped sentiment and stamped/fussycut leaves, and DONE. 

so there.  i'm thankful.  and it's nearly Thanksgiving in the U.S.  give thanks, folks.  don't take anything for granted because you don't know what or who's going to be there tomorrow.

participate in our current issue by CLICKING HERE!  read the rules, follow 'em, and you could win this:

and don't forget to use my code for a 20% savings on your WHOLE order at Paper Issues!

Some Odd Girl hopping with Perfect Paper Crafting!

WELCOME!  it's time for.....

A Perfectly Odd Hop!  We Odd Girls have partnered up with the lovely ladies from Perfect Paper Crafting to bring you something fun and different!

We had the pleasure of getting together with Perfect Paper Crafting at CHA in Vegas, and a collaborative event was an absolute NO-BRAINER!  Would the Odd Girls like to try out some fun tools?  Heck yes!  Does the Perfect Paper Crafting team want to play with some cute stamps?  Sure thing!  And it’s a match made in heaven…

Today, both teams come together to bring you a fabulously inspiring BLOG HOP that will run through Sunday, November 17th.  There are 16 stops along the way including the main blogs, and PLENTY of inspiration for you to enjoy, so we hope you have as much fun as we’ve all had in this little partnership!
If you’re not already familiar with Perfect Paper Crafting, you are in for a TREAT!  Their tools allow crafters to get perfect placement of their mats and edges, easily shape and layer, and AIRBRUSH for gorgeous effects on their projects!  The Odd Girls enjoyed playing with their Perfect Layers, Perfect Squares, and Perfect Ruler for this little event…  You should have arrived from Jenny’s blog, but in case you get lost or distracted along the way, here’s the hop order:

Some Odd Girl blog
Perfect Paper Crafting blog
Suzanne BierEva Uyeunten
Alexis Kemp
Pam Sparks
Judy Bagwell
Wendy Ramlakhan
Jenn Cochran
Mary Pat Siehl
Katie Perry
Roxie Glaza
Kristy Dalman
Jenny Gropp
Leah l’Orange

Yep, I'm the LAST stop!  I hope you've enjoyed all the amazing stuff you've seen along the way!  I'm sharing a project that uses the Snow White image (clear stamp) with the Fairy Magic sentiment (also clear), and lots and lots of pretty layers from the Perfect Layers Border Tool #1.  I created 1/8" mats around my image, sentiment, background panel and the little accent panels in behind.  And it was a BREEZE!

And colored up with my Spectrum Noir markers:

Just LOOK at those Perfect Layers!  Exactly 1/8" all the way around.  I love layering anyway, but this just makes it more fun!

So that's it!  You've hopped your merry way to the end, so be sure you've commented on EVERY STOP and you’ll be eligible to win one of TWO prize packs that include one of these tools and a stamp set of your choice! OH, and our fabby partners have given us a special DISCOUNT CODE for you to use at their store!  Visit Perfect Paper Crafting and enter code SOG5% to save on your shopping cart!  (Not to mention the sweet combo deals they offer)

We'll be spotlighting the individual products throughout the week at the Some Odd Girl blog, so drop by tomorrow through Friday for more inspiration!  You have until Sunday at midnight EST to leave your comments, and Some Odd Girl and Perfect Paper Crafting will each draw one winner, to be announced on Monday, November 18th.  Have a Perfectly Odd day, and good luck!