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Monthly Archives: November 2010

Welcome to the first Some Odd Girl Hol-ODD-day Blog Hop!

We’re having this hop to not only show some love for all our Oddies this holiday season, but to have a hop that includes them!

So take a hop thru the blog list below making sure to leave comments at every stop because the Odd Girls have some prizes to give away to celebrate!! Woohoo!! It’s a must for you to complete the list to be entered.

The HOP officially starts at the Some Odd Girl Blog and ends up at Kristy’s blog. If you started here, you can keep hopping along to reach each blog. If you started at the “official” beginning, you should have arrived from Margie’s blog.

I am SURE along the way you’ll see some amazing projects!

Here’s the “official” list of all the blogs that you need to leave comments on to be entered into the give aways:

SOG Blog



Andrea —-> YOU ARE HERE






Tanya (not DT)

Robin Mc









Robin F






Here’s my card today. I’m playing along at the Play Date Cafe using the gray, silver and brown color scheme. Striking isn’t it? I also used this week’s Mojo Monday sketch which proved to work very well here! I hope you like it! Click on the image if you would like to see a larger version!

Some Odd Girl


Some Odd Girl digital stamp

Copic markers

Spellbinders dies

The Stamps of Life acrylic stamps

Tsukineko and Clearsnap inks

SEI paper

Mojo Monday sketch #167

Play Date Cafe Challenge #57

Your next stop in the hop is Leah’s blog. Thanks for hoppin by!

The hop is running from Nov 30th at 9am EST thru Dec 1st at 6pm EST, so leave your comments and enjoy the eye candy!! Have a great week!

Here’s my third card using the same glittered acetate technique mentioned earlier today.

I colored her in rich holiday tones to meet this week’s Holiday Challenge on  Michelle’s Challenge blog. It’s to use a holiday stamp from Michelle! Easy to do for sure! You have until Monday afternoon.

The sunlight catches the glitter so well!

Michelle Perkett Studio


Michelle Perkett Studio digital stamp

P K Glitz glitter

Sakura Crystal Lacquer

Acetate, border punch

This is such a cute stamp, that I had to color it with glitter! Very similar to Holly the Winter Fairy, I used different glitter colors on the back of the acetate to give this sparkly effect. P K Glitz just has so many wonderful colors that it’s hard to pick, but I managed to come up with this pretty aqua and red combo.

Don’t forget that there’s a challenge going on at Michelle’s Challenge blog. It’s to use a holiday stamp from Michelle! Easy to do for sure! You have until Monday afternoon.

Michelle Perkett Studio


Michelle Perkett Studio digital stamp

P K Glitz glitter

Crystal Lacquer

Acetate, ribbon, silk poinsettia and brad

Here’s a picture in the sunlight!

Michelle Perkett Studio

There are so many great winter digital stamps out there that it’s hard to pick! I’m partial to Michelle Perkett’s stamps (ok, I’m on her DT, but there is a very good reason for that – I LOVE her stamps!) for their great detail and whimsiness!

There’s a challenge going on at Michelle’s Challenge blog. It’s to use a holiday stamp from Michelle! Easy to do for sure! Don’t forget to enter – you have until Monday afternoon.

I’ll be showing you 3 different ones today that I’ve colored with glitter! Yes, you can color with glitter! All you need is an adhesive to hold the glitter and acetate.

Here are the steps:

  • Select digital stamp
  • Print it on acetate. I use laser printer transparencies from Home Depot.
  • Select glitter colors and get them out ready to use.
  • Open a bottle of Crystal Lacquer and attach needle tip.
  • Usually it is best to “color” on the dull side of the print. If there is writing in the image, you can print a in “mirror” like a t-shirt print. This isn’t a hard and fast rule, but if there are large solid areas that are black, it will look dull from the printing. When turned over, the printing looks really sharp and detailed. Your choice.
  • “Color” areas with the Crystal Lacquer that you would like to use the darkest glitters colors on first. Through experience, I’ve found dark to light works the best.
  • Sprinkle on 1st glitter color and shake off excess. Tap back into the jar, coffee filter, glitter tray – whatever works for you.
  • Repeat until the image is colored in.
  • Set aside to dry in a safe place, lacquer up (like away from prying paws or excess fan breeze).

After you add each glitter color, flip the image over and see what it looks like. If you happen to go out of the lines (we all do, it’s ok), use needle tip tweezers or some other pointy object to nudge the glitter and lacquer back into the right spots. Try to do this very soon after adding the glitter as it hasn’t dried yet and is easy to move.

So you’ve got this beautiful glittery image, how do you attach it to your project? There are many ways!

  • Dot some Crystal Lacquer on the back of the dried glitter areas on the image. Be careful as the lacquer spreads very easy and you don’t want extra lacquer peeking out from behind your image!
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Staples
  • Eyelets
  • Brads
  • Double-sided tape then hide from the front with a paper flap or other embellishment
  • Decorative corners that the trimmed image can get tucked under to be secured
  • Stitch it down

Ok, are you ready to see her? A lot of the mumbo jumbo above will make sense when you see the card. Remember to click on the card to see a larger version of it for the detail.

P K Glitz


Michelle Perkett Studio digital stamp

P K Glitz glitter

Crystal Lacquer

Acetate, silk flowers, ribbon, eyelets and tiles

Mojo Monday sketch #166

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #12

Here’s a picture in the sunlight!

Michelle Perkett Studio

There was another layout from PageMaps that inspired me to do a page about my Christmas snowglobe collection. The sketch and the Graphic 45 paper actually. 🙂

I love the combo of kraft and red, so that’s what I started with as a base here. The patterned paper is so beautiful in color and pattern, that it really popped on this page. I added dimension to the little package in the upper left so that I could wrap the ribbon around without it looking too lumpy. I adhered the paper to some chipboard for stiffness then popped it.

The other patterns have Distress Stickles added as extra bling and texture. I just LOVED using my Stamps of Life stamps for the banner and globe. The big red flower vine plant is a Donna Downey foam stamp accented with Distress Stickles. The snowglobe has some embossing powder inside to serve as the snow. 🙂

I really liked all the stitching around the pictures and paper. It adds a nice homey touch.

Scrapbook page

Scrapbook pageSupplies:

Graphic 45 paper

Donna Downey foam stamp

Ranger Distress ink and Stickles

The Stamps of Life stamps, Joy2Christmas and Banners4all

Tsukineko ink

P K Glitz embossing powder

Acetate, self-adhesive foam, twill, ribbon, trim

PageMaps sketch

I’ve been wanting to scrap some of my pics from my England trip, so I finally got an idea in mind when I saw a PageMaps sketch and 7Gypsies papers.

Once I started, it came together pretty quickly! I used one of my custom Perfect Pearls/Distress Ink recipes, the Sunflower Sparkle/Black Soot one, to spray over the Tim Holtz clock face masks. It matched SO well with the 7Gypsies Paddington paper!

The other clock faces and hands are from Spellbinders – both the die and rubber stamp. I added in some torn white corrugated paper from Marco’s Paper to add more texture and dimension.

Hope you like it!

Scrapbook page

Scrapbook page


7Gypsies paper

Tim Holtz masks

Ranger Mini Mister, Distress reinker and Perfect Pearls

Spellbinders dies and stamps

Tsukineko ink

Brads, trim, border punch, corrugated paper

PageMaps sketch

I attended a wedding in New England in late September, going to Cape Cod first for a couple days. I stayed in the Hyannis/Barnstable area and drove through Chatham and Provincetown sightseeing. While in Chatham, there was this great picture opportunity at the lighthouse. The day was beautiful and crisp – a lovely late Fall afternoon!

I just happened to find a great scrapbook store and purchased some embellishments to use when scrapbooking the pictures that I had just taken. Lucky wasn’t it? The twill and Sinamay ribbon were perfect to convey the old world charm of Cape Cod. I tied one of a zillion sailor’s knots for fun – love that wide twill! Stamping on it was easy since it was so flat and wide. Don’t forget to do that when you have the opportunity!

Cape Cod

Cape CodSupplies:

My Mind’s Eye paper and sketch

Sinamay ribbon



Spellbinders Dies

Tiny Attacher

Ranger Crackle Paint

Border punch

Seaside Stampin’ Ink rubber stamps

Tsukineko ink



Some Odd Girl

Sizzix Blinkie

Origami Owl anyone?