Saturday, June 27, 2020


Today on the Some Odd Girl blog I shared my ‘feeling zen’ card featuring Libra Digi Stamp.  

This card was super easy to create.  I started by using some stencils and my Quick Dry Spectrum Noir inkpads to create the background.  I usually make things in bright colors so this is a change for me.  I colored digi stamp Libra using Spectrum Noir Illustrators, cut her out, and added her to the card.  Finished it off with the sentiment stamp, some foam flowers, and boom – done!  

Well duh!

This card is perfect for my sister - the QUEEN! Well, she thinks she's royalty but in reality uh no.  I love her anyway!

I'm entering this card into the Art Impressions challenge - Laughlines Continued + Make Me Laugh Challenge #285.  At this time we all need some good laughs!

Products used to create this:
Art Impressions Crown Set 4370
Spectrum Finesse alcohol proof dye ink
Spectrum Noir Illustrators:
IG1, 2, 3,
TN1, 3
EB2, 4
HB2, 3
Webster's Pages patterned paper
Crafter's Companion Decoupage Topper

Friday, June 26, 2020

Happy Day!

Happy Friday!
Sharing my Chinese Zodiac Goat card. I decided these guys needed some flowers to munch so I stenciled some as part of the background. You can grab this digital stamp:


Products used include:
Some Odd Girl Chinese Zodiac Goat
Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers
Spectrum Noir Quick Dry Inks
Crafter's Companion Stencil
Cardstock & patterned paper

Monday, June 22, 2020

Once Upon a Time...

OK you Crater's Companion HSN Autoship lovers... this is the May pop-up-box autoship.   What princess won't love to receive this or even make it?  Stamp, color, diecut, adhere - easy!

Products used:
Once Upon a Time Stamps & dies autoship
Pop-up Box Card
Gemini Happy Birthday expression
Pop up Box Paper pad
Spectrum Noir Illustrators:
TN1, 3
BGR2, 3
OR1, 2
BG1, 5
GT1, 3
LG3, 4
CT1, 3
PV2, 3, 4
CY2, 3

Saturday, June 20, 2020


This is Mini Hula Girl from Some Odd Girl.  I decided she needed purple hair it would be too predictable to have black hair!

The background is stenciled with Spectrum Noir quick dry inks which makes for a quick card.  Hula girl is colored using Spectrum Noir Illustrators.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Who needs COFFEE!

I was digging through my stash of stamps and discovered this oldie but goodie!  It's perfect for what I was looking for so I decided to color it up for a friend who is dealing with more than her share of anxiety.  I hope it brings a smile to her face.

The card will also be added to the challenge at Art Impressions Animals & Nature #284.  

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Sweet Summer!

I think this is such a sweet stamp from Some Odd Girl, she's called Piper Bouquet.  I colored her up using Spectrum Noir Markers and completed the card using some paper in my scrap basket.  I like how summery it turned out, brings a little sunshine out!

Spectrum Noir Illustrator colors:
FS7, 8
LG3, 4
HB2, 3
EB3, 5, 7
FS5, 7
GY2, 3, 4
Blended JG2 & BP3 for her top

Thursday, June 11, 2020

You Old GOAT!

My wonderful hubby is having a birthday and I just happened to see that Art Impressions current challenge is, Funny Farm Continued & Animals and Nature Challenge #284, so why not give it a go and cover both events.   I used Art Impressions Old Goat stamp set and decided that the jumping goat really needed to be floating from balloons!

Products used:
Art Impressions Old Goat Set
Spectrum Noir Illustrators
Paper Echo Park Party Time
Balloon Sentiment dies
Torn Edge Rectangle dies

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

How to create a Star Card!

Decide on your card size, my example was made using a 5x7 card.  You can actually make this with any size card that opens.  You can even do this with a square card but the results will look slightly different.

Using your cutter cut the card from one corner to the opposite corner.

After the cut it will look like this.

The one with the fold makes your card base.  Decorate with your choice of papers.

The other two pieces (star points) create the front of the card.  Be sure to use strong adhesive to keep them together and they should look like the photo below.  BUT before adhering the two sections together you want to add your coordinating papers - it's much easier to decorate them as separate pieces then adhere together instead of decorating one big piece.

As the example shows below this is how the two pieces look when completed.  Once I have the star points papered and adhered to each other I added my other embellishments. You can choose to use a die cut shape or just complete your card front as it is.  This is where your imagination comes in!

Now you want to cut a notch into the card base so you can slip the top of the card into the base.  It's easiest to fold the card and cut both sides together so they are equal.  Don't cut through to the bottom but you may need to experiment with how far down you cut depending on your paper quality and weight of the top.  Start with a little cut so you can cut more if necessary.

Next pictures show how the cut looks and how you easily slip the top of the card into the base using the notches you created.

That's it, super easy right!  Have fun with it and remember there is no right or wrong way to craft - only your way!

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Your Kind of Crazy!

Created with:
Some Odd Girl Tunes Mermaid
Crafter's Companion Your Kind of Crazy sentiment Stamp
Gemini Cascading Circle dies
Colored with Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers:
FS7, 8
TN1, 3
GT1, 3
TB1, 4, 5, 6
HB 2, 3

Friday, June 5, 2020

Sara Signature Rose Gold Collection!

There is a new Sara Signature Collection going to be available on June 8 - the Rose Gold Collection!  All I can say is it's amazing - the paper pads, stamps, dies, sequins, foil..... a gorgeous collection.  Here is a peek at some of my projects using this collection.  

Rose Gold Collection 12x12 paper
Rose Gold Collection Sequin Pack
Rose Gold collection Dimensional glitter glue
Rose Gold Collection Scent with Love
Rose Gold Collection Love
Spectrum Noir:
 AP1, 2, 3, 4
 Clear sparkle pen

Rose Gold Collection 12x12 paper pad
Rose Gold Collection Sparkle and Shine
Rose Gold Collection Happy Birthday
Rose Gold Collection dimensional glitter glue
Rose Gold Collection embossing powder
Spectrum Noir Metallic Pink lace ink pad
Spectrum Noir Harmony Quick Dry - Pink Tulip & Straw Bale ink pad

Rose Gold Collection Sparkle Frame Stamp & Cut
Rose Gold Collection Foil
Rose Gold Collection Mixed Ribbon Pack
Rose Gold Collection 12x12 paper pad
Rose Gold Collection Modern Roses Dies

Rose Gold Collection Birthday Wishes
Rose Gold Collection Ornate Frame
Rose Gold COllection 12x12 paper pad
Spectrum Noir Markers: AP1, 2, 3
Spectrum Noir Ink: Metallic Pigmment Blush, Quick dry Black
Rose Gold Collection Dimensional Glitter Glue
Rose Gold Collection Ribbon

HERE is the link to the show booklet:  

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Whimsical cuteness coming to HSN on June 8!

Here is a peek at some of the new products that will be available from Crafter's Companion on HSN June 8.  

Even more sets to choose from this is just a sampling of a few.
Products from Crafter's Companion-
Gemini Birds & Blooms stamp & die set

Spectrum Noir Illustrators:
LG1, 4
GY 1, 2, 3
BGR1, 2

Products from Crafter's Companion-
Birthday Balloons stamp & die set
Gemini Torn Edge Oval 2
Spectrum Noir Illustrators:
TN1, 4, 6, 8
MG2, 4, 5
Sara Signature Fairy Garden 12x12 paper pad

Products from Crafter's Companion-
Feline Friends Stamp and Die set
Spectrum Noir Illustrators:
BG2, BG3
GY2, GY4
LG1, 3
TB3, 4
Staycation Stamps & Die sets
Here are two samples out of the 4 new sets coming.
All the details in these sets make them amazing!
Products from Crafter's Companion-
Life's a Beach stamp & die set
Home Away from Home 12x12 paper pad
Elegance 8x8 paper pad
Stitched Edge Retangle
Spectrum Noir Illustrators:
BGR1, 2
DR2, 4
GT1, 3
TN4, 6
MG2, 4

Products from Crafter's Companion-
Gemini Road Trip stamps & die set
Home Away from Home 12x12 paper Pad
Gemini Stitched edge Rectangle die
Spectrum Noir Illustrators:
BGR1, 2
IG1, 3
GT1, 3
LV1, 3
TN2, 4
IB2, 3
DR2, 4

Get your shopping list started early, items tend to sell out quickly! 💜💜

Surf's UP!

Had to color up this new June release digi from Some Odd Girl.  Coloring is so relaxing to me and I'm happy to say that I will be once again doing more of it. We all need a little stress relief in these crazy times.  Stay safe!