School’s Out~

So, let’s play!

Lately I have been playing along with several of the Some Odd Girl Community Crop Challenges.

30 Day Some Odd Girl

My project is a bit of a stretch for the Summer Fun Challenge: To show some summer love by doing a summer theme, using a summer stamp or using summer colors!

However I figure school is out, summer vacation is starting and it’s time to play.

My card~

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And that is exactly what my little kitty is doing.

A close-up~

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While these aren’t the first colors I think of when I think of Summer, they are from Fancy Pants Down By the Shore Collection.

And who am I to argue?

I used~

Some Odd Girl Clever Kittys , Fancy Pants Down By The Shore Collection, My Favorite Things Cross Stitched Circle Dies, Enamel Dots, Copics, Brother Scan & Cut, Kelly Purkey Alphas

One Fish, Two Fish, Three Fish~

Okay, I’ve lost count.

There are just too many fish on my Some Odd Girl Community Crop H2O Challenge: Use water color pencils, critters that live on/in the water, rain drops, or anything that makes you think H2o on your project.

My card~

One Fish Two Fish

Luckily this adorable little guy was on one of the three Some Odd Girl stamp set that I own.

So, I stamped him repeatedly and got busy coloring him to create my little H2O scene.

A close-up~

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I used small flat sequins from Papertrey Ink to mimic bubbles and I gave each fish a bit of sparkle with a Wink Of Stella pen.

There’s still a bit of time left to join in the fun and I’m hoping to get one more project done.

30 Day Some Odd Girl

Let’s just hope we don’t have a repeat of last night where a massive amount of H2O falling from the sky knocked our power out. Yikes!

I used~

Some Odd Girl Clever Kittys Stamp Set, Simple Stories I Am 6×6 Paper Pad, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Dies, Papertrey Ink Sequins, Wink of Stella, Copics

Hey Hot Dog~

Happy birthday!

This week I decided to join in the Some Odd Girl Facebook Community Crop.

30 Day Some Odd Girl

Now I only own 3 Some Odd Girl stamp sets.

For now.

But, I adore them.

Luckily, one of the first challenges was a Critter Challenge: Use a Some Odd Girl Critter on any type of project.

Have I mentioned all 3 stamp sets are of critters?

My card~

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I used the hot dog from the Preppy Pups Stamp Set to make a birthday card for my nephew.

A close-up~

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I paired my pup with the Basic Grey Hipster collection.

A perfect match, right?

And I have decided to join in the 30 Day Coloring Challenge by Kathy Racoosin from The Daily Marker.com.

30 Day Color Challenge 2

Oh boy!

Go here to get more information because you know you want to join in too.

I used~

Some Odd Girl Preppy Pups Stamp Set, Basic Grey Hipster 6×6 Paper Pad, Mixed Brads, My Favorite Things Cross Stitched Dies, Copics and Brother Scan & Cut

Good Things Come In Small Packages~

Like a brand new pack of Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. He he.

Oh, and babies.

My card~

Small-Things

I used the new pens to color a Mama Elephant Up & Away bunny to accompany a baby gift we’re giving.

A close-up~

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I love how easy the pens were to blend and how bright and bold the color remains.

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Wanting to keep the focus on my bunny I placed him on a sheet of DCWV White Embossed paper backed with a coordinating polka dot paper from the DIY Project Stack Flowers.

And now I think I have a few more pens to go play with.

I used~

DCWV White Embossed Stack, DCWV DIY Project Stack Flowers
Mama Elephant Up & Away Stamps & Dies, Surprise Sentiments
My Favorite Things Cross Stitched Circle Dies, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Square Dies
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Wink Of Stella, Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock

I Thank My Lucky Stars You’re In My Life~

Here’s the thing about watching coloring videos and making cards with your five year old, they want it to look EXACTLY like the card in the video.

There are NO exceptions.

Unless you can secretly work on part of it while they’re sleeping.

So, that is why my Thank You card for Hartly’s Nursery School teacher looks almost 100% like Nichol Magouirk’s card.

My card~

Thank You

We made this to give to her Nursery School teacher, so it had to be just right.

Which to Hartly meant just like Nichol’s.

A close-up~

Thank You Close

However after seeing the new Mama Elephant Playful Pups stamps in action, she decided she needed to make her own card to give Mrs. Shorter.

Hartly’s card~

Thank You- Hartly

I think her card turned out even better mine.

I used~

Mama Elephant Shooting Star Stamps & Dies, Creative Cuts Stitched Clouds & Moon Dies, Copics, Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn and Peeled Paint

Hartly used~

Mama Elephant Playful Pups Stamps & Dies, My Favorite Things Grass Dies, Crayola Markers

What A Happy 2015 NSD!!!

I don’t know about you, but I had FUN!!

With the help and inspiration of some incredibly talented ladies from the Cricut Circle Message Board I completed FIVE layouts, SIX cards and ONE framed project~

I call that a good time.

And now for the winner of my Crafting With Negative Nelly: Use the Negative Portion of Your Cut Challenge.

Drumroll please….

Heidi~

Your layout is fantabulous! I posted in your Crafting with Negative Nelly over on the messageboard. Not good with links, but I’ll try. (; http://us.cricut.com/forum/cricut-community_postst182676_NSD-2015-Challenge–Crafting-With-Negative-Nelly.aspx

Congrats Heidi!

And thanks for playing along.

Email me with your information including your email and I’ll get your prize on the way to you.

A Little Banner Love~

I love a good banner.

Apparently I’m not alone, because Heidi chose them for her 2015 NSD Challenge: Just Hanging Around.

Fortunately for me, she said we could make them any size we wanted.

My card~

Panad Love

I used two of the Mama Elephant Pandamonium Pandas to hold my banner declaring their love for the recipient of my card.

A close-up~

Panda Close Up

Not only did I add a bit of color to my pandas, I even gave them a little sparkle using a Wink Of Stella.

Want to make a banner? Either big or small? Head over to Heidi’s blog to join in the fun.

I used~

Mama Elephant Pandamonium Stamps & Dies, Creative Cuts, Pebbles Jen Hadfield Home Made 6×6 Paper Pad, Enamel Dots, Twine, Basic Grey Letters, White Gel Pen, Wink Of Stella and Copics