Some Odd Girl Hol-ODD-day Blog Hop and a chance to win Tiny Tia! :)

December 25th

Hey! Welcome to the very first ever Some Odd Girl Hol-ODD day Blog Hop! :)
This is a special hop that includes SOG customers! :) Plus, there's a giveaway at all the design team members blogs and some surprises along the way! :) You have to leave a comment at every blog on the list to be entered for the giveaway.

You should have arrived from Sally's!

My card features my fave...Tiny Tia! I used some felt for her skirt and belt. A little misting and handstitching. Isn't she the sweetest? For your chance to win this awesome Tiny Tia digital stamp...leave a comment at every blog on the list by December 1 (6pm EST).

Here's the blog list!

Your next stop is at Meredith's! :)

P/s: This is my second post for the day. Please read this post for an awesome Christmas cone tutorial by my guest Dora Dekker! :)

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Make a Christmas Cone with Dora Dekker!

My guest for today is the very talented Dora Dekker. If you like shabby chic and vintage creations, you will absolutely love what Dora creates on a daily basis....just pure gorgeousness! Lots of soft romantic layers and pretty pretty details... You might have already seen some of her stunning creations featured on Melissa Frances and Graphic 45! :) She is sharing a tutorial on creating your own Christmas cone and offering a lovely prize to her challenge winner! :)

But first, let's sit back and enjoy a visual feast shall we? :)


First, I would like to thank Yvonne for asking me to be a guest blogger here - you are the best! I feel honored that you asked me!
My name is Dora Dekker and I live in the Netherlands. I'm 29 years old and have been scrapping for almost 3 years. I never had a hobby till I found this one. I love to use all kind of techniques, use natural products, and like to make all kind of things.Not only cards or layouts but also little projects, and love to pay a lot of attention to details.The most important part for me to even start with scrapbooking is the journaling. There are only are a few layouts with no journaling. Some people call me the queen of journaling -  it is like writing in a diary. Most of the times the journaling is filled with emotions and lessons I've learned in the past, but also the good times, the fun and smiles..so it is a real history when you see my scrapbook.
I scrapbook every day, I can't live  without it, and also love to blog. I love to see others work, and it inspires me every day, sometimes it is a technique and other times, the colors. Scrapbooking serves as a kind of medication for me take time to relax and enjoy. I have ADHD and love to be alone with my papers - it gives me peace and rest.

I have worked on a little tutorial for you - creating a cone. Perfect for Christmas..but I think it is perfect always, you can give it away or give it a nice place in your home.
And my challenge for you is to make a cone. Yvonne and I will pick the most beautiful one and that person will receive a little present. I hope you like it.

 Step 1: Draw a diagonal line down a square piece of cardstock or patterned paper.

Step 2: On the same piece of paper, draw a quarter-circle.

Step 3: Cut it out. Now you have A & B (1/8 of a circle each)

Step 4: Using the center line as a reference point, fold the sides in (A to center, B to center). You will end up with 4 panels.

Step 5: Use strong glue on one panel.

Step 6: Make some adjustments and you will see your cone taking shape.

Step 7: Make some holes for your ribbon. I gave mine a 1cm allowance from the top.

Step 8: You can use ribbon or lace.

Step 9: I fill the cone with lots of paper napkins so that the cone is sturdy and holds its shape.

Step 10: I fill the top 3 - 4cm with some decorative materials. Here I used some natural fibers.

Step 12: Use your imagination to decorate! I created a little nest and added a bird. You can also add feathers or flowers and leaves! Have fun making it! I'm curious about the results!

Here's my finished cone!


Isn't this the perfect thing to make for Christmas (or any occasion really!)? I don't know about you but I need to get myself some faux birds...;) Ready to play along? I really hope you do since this is the last guest challenge for the year. Link up your creations using InLinkz [located at the end of this post] by December 17. The winner will receive this sweet RAK courtesy of Dora...

As always, please leave a little love for my guest Dora! :)

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Happy Monday!:)

Merry Christmas card

Hi there! Happy Monday! :) Welcome to another E.A.D Designs blog hop! I've had such a great time guesting this month...big thanks to Emily and her awesome design team for allowing me to play along!!!:)

Just a really simple card to share today [it was too tiring altering all those boxes....*LOL*]...A little misting on the background, a little wrinkle ribbon (thanks Sherry!) and E.A.D.Designs stickerz (I adhered the tree to white cardstock and propped it up with 3D dots).

There's a Cyber Monday sale going on at E.A.D. Designs store today! 35% off! Woohoo! :) The coupon code is CYBER-MONDAY.

Your next stop in the hop is at Stephanie's! :)
[It starts officially at 10am EST.]

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Hey cupcake!

Hey cupcake

There comes a time in every cardmaker's life.... when the completed card doesn't quite meet the conceptualization of the said card.... which results in a really weird card. Like this card. :) *LOL*

 This week's Get Sketchy card! :) Background was misted. Patterned papers are from American Crafts and My Little Shoebox. Digital image (cupcake) and digital sentiment are from Some Odd Girl. Googly eyes. Copics.

Just wanted to alert you to the Gauche Alchemy Black Friday sale. Get 50% off
 any order over $60. That's $60 worth of goodies for only $30, folks - pick up those kits you've been ogling. Now's the time! Use this coupon code at checkout: BLACKFRI50 (good Friday through Sunday, one use per customer).

 P/s: Hope you find time to play along with my guest Julie Tucker-Wolek's challenge! :)

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Love this moment

Love this moment

Don't you just love it when the camera catches a fun moment? My sister is a total poser so her pictures are really fun to look at...[I just look stupid when I try...*LOL*]. This layout was inspired by the latest challenge over at Scrapping The Music - the song Need You Tonight.

Patterned papers: Prima, Making Memories, Basic Grey, Scenic Route. Stickers. Embellishments from Gauche Alchemy.

Just a mix of old and new stuff...just perfect for my guest Julie Tucker-Wolek's challenge. I would really love for you to play along! :)

P/s: Happy Thanksgiving to my friends in the US! :)

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A giraffe thank you card

Giraffe thanks card

I have a thing for giraffes. Yes, I would visit the zoo just to see the giraffes. *LOL*
Naturally, I got very excited when I saw this giraffe embossing folder in my friend Karen's stash....:)

I coloured the raised portions with Copics....added some Cosmo Cricket patterned paper, some Gauche Alchemy Ouchless Cardboard, googly eye and SRM sticker 'thanks' sentiment.


I want to say thanks to my friend Julie Tucker-Wolek who gave me this award! :)

I'm supposed to list 3 things that make me different.

1. I'm not afraid of creepy crawlies! Ideally, I would love to have a piece of tissue between my bare hand and said creepy crawlies but I'm totally okay with actually touching them.

2. I watch way too many crime shows. I think it's pretty unhealthy when the show starts with someone dying in some gross way and there I am digging heartily into my meal...;)

3. I can sleep in any moving vehicle (as long as I'm not driving). Really. On planes. On buses. Even standing while on a train...:)

Okay, I'm passing this award to 5 other bloggers...

*Edited* This card was featured in the Cards Challenge Gallery for Thank You cards! :)

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Treasure the sweetness of life...a repurposed box

Treasure sweetness

Happy Tuesday! Hope you are treasuring the sweetness that is life...:) Today, I sharing what I made for my friend Lynnda. :) [Yes, it's nearing the end of the year and I'm trying desperately to clear the boxes I've accumulated...what better way than to upcycle them right?]

I basically worked on a corrugated sheet of paper (measured to fit inside the box) like a layout and used the box as a "shadowbox". Just a lot of layering...some patterned paper, punchinella, paper and crochet doilies, pearls, tulle, lace, trim, chipboard (misted), buttons, paper roses, brads, thickers and stickers. I love that the box has a nice metallic sheen on it...I just repurposed it without any alterations to it...gotta love that! :)

And a big thank you to those who played along with my guest Amy Duff's upcycling challenge! The randomly selected winner is....

Congratulations! :) I'll be sending a little something your way! :)

P/s: Don't forget to play along with my guest Julie Tucker-Wolek's old & new challenge! :)


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An upcycled X'mas giftbox

Upcycled X'mas box

Hi there! It's Monday and time for another E.A.D. Designs blog hop! :) I'm so happy to be guesting with them this month! :) Today I'm sharing an upcycled X'mas giftbox! :)

I started with this empty box.

Empty box

Just cardstock, a little patterned paper (Webster's Pages), some trim (It's All Gravy Baby! Brown Mixed Media Color Kit), gold stickles, glimmer mist (pearl), sentiment sticker (E.A.D. Designs) and gold embellishments (Banana Hammock Yellow Mixed Media Color Kit).

Your next stop is at Stephanie's! :)  
[The hop officially starts at 10am EST.]

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Twisting things up


Happy Saturday! :) Get Sketchy is twisting things up this week! Instead of a sketch, find something around your house as your inspiration and create a card based on that....:)

I was inspired by new bath towels I just got..:) A little misting on the background, crochet doiley, paper rose, Heidi Grace pins, K &Co brad, wrinkle ribbon (thanks Sherry!), American Crafts foam and ZVA pearls.

P/s: If you can find time this weekend, come play with my guest Julie Tucker-Wolek's challenge! :)

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The new challenge at Scrapping The Music is up! This week's song is Upside Down by Jack Johnson. My layout features my sister and a monkey who lives in the sanctuary at the end of the world's most dangerous road in La Paz, Bolivia. The monkey was trying to get at her backpack! :)

I'm channeling my inner Julie Tucker-Wolek (read this post if you don't know what I mean!)...and did this layout in less than 30 minutes including the fussy cutting! Yay! :)

All patterned papers are from Prima. American Crafts thickers. I was inspired by the __ology challenge over at Category Stories.

P/s: There's a new challenge up at the Some Odd Girl challenge blog -  window cards! Go check it out HERE

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Peace, hope and love

peace hope and love

Hi there! E.A.D. Designs is the sponsor this week at The Playdate Cafe! I played along and made this Peace, hope and love card inspired by this...

Patterned paper is from Sassafras, MS edge punch, mists, handstitching, wrinkle ribbon (thanks Sherry!) and E.A.D. Designs stickerz! Play along for the chance to win the November Monthly Steal!

P/s: Don't forget to play along with my guest Amy Duff's upcycling challenge!:)

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Baby girl

Baby girl

Just wanted to play along with Sketchy Thursdays! My Baby Girl layout features my friend Karen when she was baby...like my brother, she's the first born and has loads of baby photos! :)

A little fun with misting. Patterned papers are from Imaginisce. American Crafts puffy stickers. MS edge punches. Various stickers. All other embellishments are from Gauche Alchemy. Speaking of Gauche Alchemy, they are having a sale at their Artfire store! Get 30% off your entire order. Use the coupon code PATIENCE30 - good from 11/17 (Wednesday) through 11/20 (Saturday).

Also, Some Odd Girl is having its first ever blog hop (starts on 30 November at 9am EST and ends on 1 December at 6pm EST). We're inviting everybody to join in by posting a Some Odd Girl creation with on your blog and hopping along! :) Doesn't it sound like fun? Get all the details HERE.

P/s: I would really love for you to play along with my guest Amy Duff's upcycling challenge!

*Edited* I made Sketchy Thursdays faves with this layout! :)

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