Monday, August 11, 2014

Report Card Holder

For a lot of us, the new school year has already begun. It won't be long until the first report cards are coming home. So, what do you do with those report cards? If you are like me, you save them - and if you are going to save them, you need a way to store them. Well, I think I have just the thing for "Odd" report card holder!  Take a look...



 I used the super cute new clear stamp sets School Supplies and Teacher Mae from Some Odd Girl.  They were perfect for this project.  I have a video up on the Some Odd Girl YouTube channel today that shows how to make this file folder. It's very easy to make, so check it out.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Just a note...

I have a quick tutorial over at the Some Odd Girl blog today, so stop by and check it out.  I'm doing a make over on a mini sized composition notebook using the new clear set, School Supplies. 

Here's a peek of the before and after...
This little notebook would be the perfect size to keep in your purse, car glove box, or back pack.

The set is in the shop and the details on the notebook are on the blog.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

School Supplies

I'm back today with the 2nd clear release from Some Odd Girl this week.  This one is called School Supplies and it so much fun!  This set has a pencil, crayon, glue with face, and sentiments.  It also comes with a separate little face stamp, so you can add a face to your pencil and crayon if you want.

I made a little sign to hang on door that lets friends know it's home work time.  Putting this sign on the front door will save your student from a lot of's also great for a bedroom doors too.
I colored the supplies with Copic markers and paper pieced the label on the glue bottle. The base of the sign is made with chip board, then covered in patten paper.  It should hold up for a long time.

Class is in session over at the Some Odd Girl blog and the other Design Team girls have some fabulous projects to share with you. So be sure to stop by. Trust me, you don't want to be tardy for this clear release!

The most fun part of back to school is School Supplies and shopping for them.  Don't let the kids have all the fun, drop by the Some Odd Girl shop grab these cute little supplies for yourself.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Shine Bright!

There's a color challenge going on over at the Lawnscaping Challenge blog and I thought I would give it a shot.  I had a few minutes today and was able to make a card before the challenge ends.

Here is the summer color combo: 

Here's my  card:

Teacher Mae

It's clear release time at Some Odd Girl and this one is sure to be an A+!  Today we want to introduce you to Teacher Mae.  She comes with a cute little ruler and some really fun sentiments.

Our teachers do so much for our sweet kiddos, I really think they deserve a thank you every now and then.  The Teacher Mae set has everything you need to make special card for your favorite teacher on any occasion. 

I paper pieced Mae's dress and colored the rest of her with markers. The "thanks" sentiment comes in this set. I just love the cute cursive font! Teacher Mae is in the shop today and the rest of the Design Team has a lot of great inspiration for you on the blog.  Check it all out on the Some Odd Girl site.

Stop by tomorrow for a look at the 2nd set in our clear release this week.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Minnie Mouse crochet hat

My family was in Walt Disney World about a week ago, and I am missing it so bad.  The sights, the smells, the sounds, the rides, the parades...I wish I was still there.  Since I am in such a Disney mood, I thought I would share a little Minnie Mouse crochet hat I made a while back.  I made this for our a trip we took around the holidays. Because December/January nights can be a little chilly, I thought a beanie hat would be perfect - but an ordinary hat just won't do when you are in the house of the Mouse!  So I added a couple of ears and a polka dot bow.

I didn't use a single pattern for the hat. Instead I just pieced it together from different ideas and portions of patterns. I used this video pattern from iheatstitching to make the beanie.  To make ears I  made 4 crochet circles - 2 for each ear. I then cut 2 circles from plastic stitching canvas to go inside each ears. This will keep them from becoming droopy (that could be the name of the 8th Dwarf!). I sandwiched the plastic canvas circles between 2 crochet circles, then stitch it together all the way around using a yarn needle.  Not sure how to crochet a circle? There a LOTS of YouTube videos that will show you how.  Make them as big or as small as you like.  The bow can be any style you like. There are about a million crochet bows on Pinterest, so just pick the one you like and whip it up - then add some polka dots. The polka dots on my bow are made by adding yarn french knots.  When you have all the pieces, assemble it all together with a yarn needle for a complete Minnie Mouse hat!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Flying by...

There is a fun challenge going on over at Lawnscaping Blog to use embossing, so I decided to play along.  I'm squeezing my in just before the deadline today.

I used heat embossing on the paper airplanes, the sentiment, and the little dots.  Plus the black paper has dry embossed dots.  I used Lawn Fawn "Flying By" clear stamp and matching Lawn Cuts die set.