Thursday, May 31, 2012

Tiddly Inks Flower Power Challenge!!!

Hi ya everyone!  It's Fabulous Friday over on the Tiddly Inks Blog and I'm sharing this card to help inspire you to enter our Flower Challenge that's going on right now!  Simply have a flower anywhere on your card - either on design paper, in the image or even the actual thing!  I've included them all :D
I've used the adorable Dandylion Pixie from Tiddly Inks on this card!  She along with a number of other adorable images can be found in the shop to suit your Flower Power needs!!!  Take a look at the challenge blog today too to see all the design team inspiration to get you ready for your crafty weekend needs!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Some Odd Girl Tag and Copic Speed Coloring!

Hi ya everyone!
  Today is my day to share at the Some Odd Girl blog!  I completed a speed coloring video to show her off a bit more!


I love the Nouveau line Kristy has added to the Odd shop and this gal - Renew - has truly captured my heart!  I love her and she so reminds me of Elizabeth Bennet. 
I made this tag using the ABC Primer paper from Graphic 45.  The vintage look appealed to my vision of how Renew should be colored.  I added a number of fun embellishments from KarlaS001 etsy shop too. 
I know you want her - she's a clear stamp and can be found in the Some Odd Girl shop!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Toasty? Some Odd Girl featured digi on SALE now!

Hi ya everyone!
  This week at Some Odd Girl the featured digi is just so toasty!!  Meet Toasted and Toastee :D  I love this duo and had SO much fun coloring the toaster and the toast.  I color people so often that I forgot how fun it can be to color something simple.  This digi is ON SALE now at Some Odd Girl!  So hurry and get yours while the sale lasts!
Paired these sweeites with papers from DCWV - Nanna's Kitchen.  The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn.  I hope you'll pick up one of your own as coloring this was truly fun and different!  Stop by the Some Odd Girl blog too - the other design team ladies have "cooked" up something gorgeous using these adorable guys too!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Fabulous Friday at Tiddly Inks

Hi ya everyone!
  Last night I got home after a VERY busy day at work and decided to create a CAS card following the Splitcoast Stampers CAS challenge for this week.  It was very simple and I didn't have the energy or a ton of time to devote to coloring.  Don't you love fun images and papers that allow you to just throw things together and get something perfect.  I loved the challenge at SCS so what the heck I did it!
The image is from Tiddly Inks and is called Type Me Some Flowery Wishes!  It comes with a number of adorable little things to use on cards but the typewriter with the Simple Stories paper newsprint was just perfect.  Head over to to the Tiddly Inks challenge blog and check out the inspiration! 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Mae in all her HOTNESS!!! Some Odd Girl release!

Hi ya everyone!
  Well all of the new release stamps from Some Odd Girl are out!  This is the last one I have to share with you today!  Meet Sunny Mae!  I love her, well let's just be honest, her hotness!  She looks fantastic in her gorgeous sundress and flowy hair!
She comes with adorable cloud stamps and this fun shine on sentiment.  She also comes with a gorgeous sun-ray and has already become one of my favorite stamps at Some Odd Girl.  Paired her with some delectable papers I received from my good friend Sheila.  This is Close to My Heart paper called Dotty!  You can get some by visiting her site right HERE!
Don't forget to join us at Some Odd Girl for our fabulous challenge and to purchase a few of the new stamps!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Sorry for being CRABBY!!!


Hi ya everyone! 
  More fun at Some Odd Girl today!  The fun release is at an end - but there have been some GREAT new stamps.  To see all of them head over to the BLOG and check out the past three days of gorgeous designs!
I loved all the images from this set but thought I needed a little apology card to keep in my stash cause you never know when you are going to be a bit crabby!  The sentiment was generated on my computer!  Have a great day...and don't forget to stop by and get some FABULOUS clear stamps of your own right HERE!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Beach Babe and Tiddly Tuesday

Hi ya everyone!
  Today I have a little something special to share!  We are having a fun challenge at Tiddly Inks starting today to use FLOWERS on your card.  You can use actual flowers, paper or otherwise, design paper with flowers or a Tiddly image with flowers!  I chose this NEW cutie patootie called Wryn - Beach Babe!  Isn't she adorable?  Thought I would share a little speed coloring video with you too!

It's always fun to watch someone color and I have a number of people ask about my techniques so now you can see a bit of what I like to do!
Here is my finished card!  I hope you enjoyed this little card!  Head over to the Tiddly Inks challenge blog and check out all the ADORABLE creations!  Then stop by the Tiddly Inks shop and pick up your own image to join our Flower Power Challenge!

Underwater Reflections with Some Odd Girl

Hi ya everyone!
  Today is a NEW clear release at Some Odd Girl!  If you missed all of the Facebook fun this week this will be your first peak at the new girls!  The set is super duper cute and there are so many fun elements in this 4x6 stamp set!
 Super cute right?  I love that sea horse and narwhal!!!  But I decided to use the mermaid to help practice some light reflections underwater.  It's not easy really and I like it most of it on her tail and back - not too keen on her face as I put a bit too much BV23.  
I used some fun paper from Bo Bunny to help with the underwater effect.  I also used the sun rays from another stamp set that will be shown this week!  Don't forget to stop by the Some Odd Girl blog and see all my teamies creations - they are awesome!  Then stop by the Some Odd Girl shop and get a set of your own!!!
If you missed our Facebook Fun day with Some Odd Girl, here is my tutorial for the paper piecing and coloring of the other mermaid in the set.


I hope you enjoyed this simple video!  Check out the whole creation below!
Don't forget to join us at Some Odd Girl!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

A "Fin"tastic Tutorial!!!

Hi ya everyone!!!
  Facebook fun day is well underway at Some Odd Girl!  I did a fun tutorial with this gal!  Check it out HERE!

Facebook Fun with Some Odd Girl!!!

Hey all make sure to head over to Some Odd Girl's Facebook page for a PARTY!!!  Lots of fun tutorials and sales!  You don't want to miss it - here is the LINK!  HURRY - GO NOW! :)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Fabulous Inky Friday at Tiddly Inks

Hi ya everyone!
  Meet Emmaline an adorable new image from Tiddly Inks.  When you purchase her you actually get two images - this one and one with a face that's a bit more simple!  Check them both out HERE
I used the adorable new set of papers from Simple Stories called Summer Fresh.  I love this stack and after purchasing it I went through a crafting slump.  Hopefully, I'm back and this is the creation I made! 
If you have a chance you should check out all the fabulous inspiration the design team has whipped up for you on the Challenge Blog!  Then why not enter our Mother's Day Challenge?  Make sure to use a Tiddly Ink image, you can find many right HERE!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Facebook Fun and Some Odd Girl



Hi ya everyone,
  We have some fun going on over at the Some Odd Girl Facebook page starting this Saturday, May 19th.  Leah said this about what's going down "This Saturday is our Facebook Fun Day!  We will be holding an extra special event to thank all of our friends and fans around the globe, with games, tutorials, chit-chat, and PRIZES!  To give you a head start, we are sharing something special today
It’s a BRIGHT COLORS CHALLENGE!"
In honor of the challenge I created this fun and bright cupcake card!  I love all the fun accessory stamps you get with Some Odd Girl clear stamps.  This set is called Cupcake Mae - I used the cupcake and sentiment to create a fun and bright card.
 You will have a chance to play along in all the Facebook fun - link up your card at the Some Odd Girl blog before this weekend and then join our party!  

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mushroom Fairy - Some Odd Girl

Hi ya everyone!
  I have one more sweet fairy to share with you today from the Some Odd Girl Fairy release!  Meet Mushroom Fairy.  Her little mushroom hat is just too cute - right?
Each sentiment is from the Thank You Mae set.  All of the adorable faries have been released now - so you must pick up some for yourself.  I used the following Copics:

Here's a quick recap:

Pick up your own today and join our fun Sketch Challenge at Some Odd Girl!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Dandelion Fairy

Hi ya everyone,
  More adorable images at Some Odd Girl!  Meet Dandelion Fairy
The sentiment is from My Craft Spot.  Sorry for the short post but you must stop by and see the DT creations and pick up you own fairy today at Some Odd Girl!

Monday, May 7, 2012

For You Mom

Hi ya everyone!
  This week at Tiddly Inks we have a few new team members - YAY!!! These new ladies are absolutely fabulous too!  We also have a new challenge - Mother's Day.  I created an adorable card for my mama with this super cute Tiddly Inks image called - Send Me A Sign Bugg.  I used Photoshop to include the sentiment.  Wouldn't she be cute for any even though - you could spell out Happy Birthday, for you Dad, Congrats, Thank you - I love her!!!
I paper pieced her using one of my favorite DCWV stacks.  I coordinated the paper from that too.  The skin was colored with Copics and I added a touch of shadow to her dress with a Copic too.  I used Stickles on her wings and added a bit of stitching!
Please join our challenge at Tiddly Inks and check out the new and adorable image too!



Blog Candy Winner!!!!

Hi ya everyone!  Thank you so much to each of you for leaving such fabulous comments!  I'm so happy to almost be to 600 followers and really do appreciate all the wonderful comments!  I did a random generator and #57 is the winner!!!


Congratulations Nana Donna!!  You have won my blog candy with this sweet comment:
Nana Donna April 24, 2012 8:33 AM  
Congratulations Melissa, you are an awesome crafter and your coloring is the best out there. You have a very special place in my heart as you are the one that convinced to start a blog of my own, and you are right I have meet so many blogging friends.
HUGS

Thank you again to everyone!

Hugs,
Melissa

Please scroll down to see my fun Some Odd Girl Giggle Fairy!!! It's a NEW release!

New FAIRY release at Some Odd Girl!!!

Hi ya everyone!!!
  I'm super excited about today's release!!! Meet Giggle Fairy from Some Odd Girl!  I love this little cutie and went out to find the perfect paper to match her.  I live in Beaverton, OR near Portland and we have a great little scrapbook shop called Whimzees and this paper is fantastic for Giggle Fairy.
I used the sentiment from Sweet Baker Tia one of the clear stamps you could win if you enter our month sketch challenge at Some Odd Girl. 
Giggle was colored in my Copics of course!
We have a new release each day this week Monday - Wednesday so you must check each adorable fairy out - I have a feeling you will want one of each in your collection.  Check out the adorable design team creations right HERE and then you will want a fairy of your own :D!!!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Joy Ride - Tiddly Inks!

Hi ya everyone!
  Just wanted to share a fun little card I made with the new image Wryn - Joy Ride from Tiddly Inks!  She is adorable and this is a great image for those who have kids going off to college I think.  Graduation is right around the corner too!  I paired her with this adorable sentiment from My Craft Spot.  I thought it appropriate with the car!
The paper is from My Mind's Eye and I don't think I could of found anything that matches this image better!  I colored her in Copics.
We are having a FUN challenge at the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog - Saying Thanks!  Check it out.  You might want to stop by the Tiddly Inks store too and pick up your own image to join the fun!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Some Odd Girl May Sketch Challenge



Hi ya everyone!
  Today is the first of the month and that means a new challenge at Some Odd Girl!  This time we challenge you to use this fun and simple sketch:
I used the adorable Alice Mae!  I've had her for a long time but haven't had time to color her until this challenge - YAY!  I've colored her in my Copics of course!
 You have to stop by the challenge blog and see all the other gorgeous creations from my teamies!  Also, you'll want to check out the FABULOUS prizes and you have TWO chances to win!