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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Some Odd Girl August 2018 Release Recap

Hello!  August has been a busy month!  I had a birthday, we were away at the beach, and I've been non-stop coloring my butt off!  Some Odd Girl released a bunch of adorable new "minis" and had a 12 Days of Coloring challenge in our Facebook group!  Today I'm showing off a few of my creations using the new release images that I colored up during the challenge!  If you head over to the Some Odd Girl blog you can find the August Release Recap post HERE!

I kept all of these cards pretty simple with just a couple of dies.

First up is one of the Mini Summer Girls.  This cute pair are ready for fun in the sun!  And with the temperatures as hot as they have been this week, it seems we're not ready to say goodbye to Summer just yet!  She is colored with Copics and fussy cut.  

Products Used
La-La Land Crafts Postage Stamps die
SugarPea Designs Hello die
Tim Holtz Stamper Anonymous Euro Elements cling stamps

Copics Used
Skin-E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R20
Hair-E13, E17, E19, E39, E79, R39
Glasses-N0, N2, N4, N6, N8
Bathing Suit-B91, B93, B99
Hat/Basket-E41, E42, E43

My next card showcases one of the Mini Mermaids.  They also are a set of two!  That fish looks like he'd rather be elsewhere, doesn't he?!

Products Used
La-La Land Crafts Stitched Nested Circles die, Seaweed Border, Sea Shells, and Heart Handles dies
Make It Crafty You're My Bestie chipboard sentiment

Copics Used
Skin-E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R20
Hair-E50, E53, E55, Y21
Tail-BG10M BG13, BG15, YG11, gel pens
Fish-R00, YR02, YR04

And finally, here is the other Mini Summer Girls image!  She looks so relaxed hanging out in her innertube with a beverage!  

Products Used
La-La Land Crafts Nested Frames Small and Enjoy dies

Copics Used
Skin-E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R20
Hair-E71, E74, E79
Innertube/Swimsuit/Drink-V20, V22, V25, V28, Y21, Y23, N0, BG10, white gel pen

There are other adorable minis in the shop in addition to these!  Check them all out!  Did I mention there is a whole HALLOWEEN line of them?!  You'll see some of those from me in September!

Thanks for visiting!


Thursday, August 23, 2018

Some Odd Girl Design Team Inspiration: Pirate Dakota

Hi!  Popping in with this week's Some Odd Girl design team inspiration!  Today I used Pirate Dakota as my focal image.  She is colored with Copics and cut with the La-La Land Crafts Double Stitched Square Squares die.

I added the usual allotment of dies and a couple of embellishments from my stash to create my card.  A full list of supplies can be found at the bottom of this post.

Products Used:
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Bootylicious (sentiment)
La-La Land Crafts Dies -Double Stitched Squares, Fishing Net, Flag Banner, Heart Anchor, Lattice Doily Border, Scroll Banner, Ship in Bottle, Ship's Wheel
Spellbinders Die-Graveyard Scenes and Shapes
Martha Stewart Skull Border Punch
Recollections Rhinestone/Pearl Cluster
Tim Holtz Metal Corner

Copics Used:
Skin-E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R20, R22
Hair-E43, E47, E49
Clothes-BG10, BG72, BG75, E35, E37, E39, E87, Y28, N4, N6, N8
Chest/Jewels-E19, E23, E25, E27, E29, N2, N4, Y28, Y32, Y35, R27, G05, B37, BG72
Map/Sand-E31, E40, E41, E42

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a fabulous day!


Thursday, August 16, 2018

Some Odd Girl Design Team Inspiration: Octee

Hello!  Summer is winding down and school will be starting soon (if it hasn't already where you are), but I am not quite ready to say good-bye to sun and sand and sea... creatures!  Today's Some Odd Girl design team inspiration features the adorable little Octee!

This cute fella is colored with Copics and fussy cut.  I popped him up on foam squares inside the Stitched Cirlces die from La-La Land Crafts to give him the look of hanging out by a ship's porthole.  Such a fun card to make with these colors and dies!  Hopefully it did make you smile!  :-)  

Products Used:
La-La Land Crafts Dies - Fishing Net, Double Stitched Circles, Smile, Shell Border, Wave Border, Stitched Pennants
Memory Box Die - Loopy Rings

Copics Used:
V20, V22, V25, V28, R81, R83, R85, BG10, BG13, BG15, BG18
white gel pen


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Club La-La Land Crafts August 2018 Reveal

Hi there! Today is the 15th and it's time to reveal the August 2018 Club La-La Land Crafts club kit!  That means if you love this kit and you're not yet a member you have practically THREE FULL DAYS (until August 17th) to join and start your subscription with THIS kit!  I have two projects to share with you featuring the adorable August 2018 Club Kit, but first let me explain about the club...

Club La-La Land Crafts is a monthly subscription of EXCLUSIVE stamps and/or dies from La-La Land Crafts!
Currently there are three Subscription Plans:
$39.99* USD Product Kit (Stamps AND Dies)
$29.99* USD Dies Only Kit
$19.99* USD Stamps Only Kit
*plus shipping 

Choose the option that is right for you based on product/price then you will be automatically billed via PayPal every month on the 15th and your kit option shipped to you by the end of the month!  Click HERE for all the details and to sign up!  Remember that if you join by the 17th your subscription starts with THIS kit!  So if you love it and have to have to it, now you can and without having to wait two months to order a past kit!

I also want to mention that I am a LLLC affiliate and if you click my unique link at the top of my blog it will take you to the shop where I can earn a small commission from your purchase.

Now for the big reveal!  Here is the August 2018 Club La-La Land Crafts Kit!

Though I'm more of an indoor girl, this month's camping theme is just too cute!  My first project features a couple of the critters from the Happy Trails stamp set.  I colored and fussy cut the raccoon and the bear and used them to make this cut out pop-up card!  If you're a Club La-La Land Crafts member you will receive a tutorial for this project as part of the perks of your subscription! Look how adorable the dies are too!  I used Camp Fire on the front and Roasting Marshmallows inside!

Additional LLLC Products Used:

Copics Used:
Raccoon-W0,W1, W4, W6, W8
Bear-E23, E25, E27, E53, E55, R20, W6, W8
Fire-R24, YR16, Y32, Y35
Marshmallow-E50, E53, E55

For my second project, I used my Copics to color and then fussy cut Happy Camper Marci!  And her moose friend!  I have become obsessed with Distress Inks and Distress Oxide Inks and I used some of both here to create my "sunset" background.  My son told me it looked like a galaxy and that is ok too!  Look at that wee camper die!  Isn't it precious?!  The door and windows really "open"!  And of course, the kit always comes with awesome coordinating sentiments to go along with the images and dies!

Additional LLLC Products Used:

Copics Used:
Moose-E31, E34, E35, E37, E39, W4, W6, W8, R20
Skin-E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R20, R22
Hair-E50, E53, E55, Y21
Clothes-R35, R37, R39, R89, B32, B34, B37, N0

Thanks for stopping by!  Check out the replay of my Facebook Live unboxing of the Club Kit HERE!  Be sure to visit the La-La Land Crafts Blog as well as the La-La Land Crafts and Club La-La Land Crafts Facebook Groups to see all the INCREDIBLE creations by my design teammates as well!

Have a fabulous day!


Thursday, August 9, 2018

Some Odd Girl Design Team Inspiration: Little Black Dress Mae

Hi!  It's been a hot, humid, lazy kind of week.  I had my birthday, leaving me smack in the middle of my 4th decade.  I used to be able to craft into the wee hours of the night, get minimal sleep, and still function at work the next day.  Now I find myself dozing off on the couch by 9pm!  The joys of getting older!  Lol  But I was able to stay up and get this card finished for my Some Odd Girl design team inspiration!

The image is Little Black Dress Mae.  Every girl needs at least one good one, right?  She is colored with Copics and I used some gel pens to add "sparkle" to her dress.  Dies are a mix of La-La Land Crafts, Tim Holtz, and My Favorite Things Stamps.

The card layout is this week's Sketch Saturday, week #525.

Products Used

La-La Land Crafts dies - Skyline Border, Stitched Elements
My Favorite Things Stamps Die-namics - Shining Stars, Accent It Rock & Roll, Fishtail Flags Stax
Tim Holtz Sizzix - Star Cluster

Copics Used
Skin-E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R20, R22
Hair-B91, B95, 100, N2, N4, N6 
Eyes-B21, B95
Dress/Shoes-N2, N4, N6, N8


Sunday, August 5, 2018

Krista is Back!!!

Hello!  I was so excited to see that Krista Smith started a Patreon and is offering exclusive character art for download to her patrons!  I am one of her biggest fans and this is amazing news!  While I have continued to use her images from my beloved collection of digis, I missed there being new images available!  This will satisfy all her fans who love to color her art as there are different tiers (ranging from $5-$25) you can sign up to pledge per month.  The exclusive rewards vary for each tier so you decide what you want and what works best for you!  If you want to check it out and/or sign up, visit her page HERE!

I have a backlog of cards made with her images that need to be blogged.  My design teams tend to keep me so busy that I put off blogging the other things I create.  I thought I should probably start trying to rectify that!  I needed a baby card for an order for a baby shower.  This is what I came up with.  I cropped and colored one of Krista's images from my stash.  This gorgeous momma-to-be is called New Love.  Can I just say...?  OMG, THAT HAIR!  It was a little daunting at first but I was really pleased with how it turned out!  This card was for a first time mom having a "rainbow" baby (a full-term pregnancy after a miscarriage) so I added the rainbow but it also works well for a regular baby shower as well.  The stitched rainbow die is from My Favorite Things Stamps.  The image is cut and matted with Spellbinders Nestabilities.  All the other dies are La-La Land Crafts.  I dry embossed the background panel for some added texture.  The word baby is a chipboard sentiment from Make It Crafty.

I also made a baby boy version, changing my colors and using a SugarPea Designs die cut to make the baby part of the sentiment.

Products Used
Saturated Canary New Love Digi Image
Make It Crafty Single Layered Baby Chipboard Word Sentiment
Spellbinders Nestabilities Rectangles and Scalloped Rectangles
My Favorite Things Stamps Stitched Rainbow Die-namics
La-La Land Crafts Stitched Cloud Border, Stitched Sun and Clouds, Sunburst, Fancy Doily Border
SugarPea Designs Baby SugarCut

I hope you enjoyed my cards and will drop by again soon to see what I've been creating!


Thursday, August 2, 2018

Some Odd Girl Design Team Inspiration: Mermaid Bath

Hi!  I can't believe we're into August already!  It feels like Summer just began but in a few weeks it will be back to school and planning for Halloween!  Before that, though, I intend to get some vacation time in!  I plan to relax!  Maybe even soak my cares away!  Like the gorgeous Mermaid Bath image from Some Odd Girl that I have used for today's design team inspiration project!

She is colored with Copics and I had added some gel pen to her tail and seaweed green hair for a bit of sparkle.  The sentiment is from the August 2017 Club La-La Land Crafts kit.  I used a couple LLLC dies as well plus one from Simon Says Stamp and an embossing folder from my stash (the name of which has long since been forgotten).

The layout is based on the Sketch Saturday challenge #524.

Products Used
Some Odd Girl Digi Image - Mermaid Bath
La-La Land Crafts Dies - Stitched Nested Circles, Double Stitched Squares
Simon Says Stamp Wafer Die - Big Friend

Copics Used
Skin-E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R20, R22
Hair-YG03, YG11
Tail-V20, V23, V25, V28
Tub-E23, E31, E79

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!