Trick or Treat Some Odd Girl Blog Hop

Wizard Panda by Patti

 

Ding Dong!
Welcome to our annual Trick or Treat with the Odd Girls!
Our hop is full of spooktacular Halloween Tricks and Treats. Don’t worry, our tricks won’t be too scary! AND, just like trick or treating for candy, you don’t want to skip any houses…or blogs in this case! Every stop along the way will have (crafty) goodies for you but you won’t get the treats you must be a good trick or treater and stop at every house and leave your comment. You can Trick or Treat with us thru midnight EDT on November 3rd, winners will be announced here on Nov 5th!

Lately, I have been challenging myself to get out of my “colouring comfort zone.” I was finding that I wasn’t enjoying colouring as much, because I was doing the same thing over and over so for this project I wanted to see if I could change the little Wizard Bandit from a Racoon into a Red Panda (which is my favorite animal!) and I am pretty happy with the results. Just goes to show a little challenge can spark some creative fun!

I added my magical red panda to the front of a canvas where I wanted to use mainly orange and black with just a pop of green, I must admit I never make Halloween cards as I have no one to give them to… so I made a canvas instead! and will use it as  Halloween decor!

Here is our hop order for you after you leave the comfort of my porch…
Patti <—–You are here!
Wondering what our treats are?
Well, of course we’ll be doing a coupon code for 31% off at the shop throughout the hop, TRICKORTREAT.
Then from those of you who comment on every stop we’ll be giving away 3, $15 GCs to the shop. Awesome, right? Make sure to stop in our community, I may have another surprise up my sleeve as well.
And there you have it! Happy Haunting – I mean HOPPING!

 

Lots of hugs,

Patti

 

 

Wizard Panda by Patti glitter

Here is a close up of the glitter used on this card, I went a little glitter crazy!

 

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Project 52: Week 1- Meet Patti

Week 1- Meet Patti

 

 

Hi Gals and Pals,

I hope you stopped by and seen the first post about my new creative journey! (warning long post- I want to jot down all my ideas so that others can see what I have done)

I am going to do an art journal layout each week, and the first laout I wanted to make a post kind of introducing who I am… If someone finds this journal in the future I want them to get to know me starting with what I like and what I dont like.

I started off by adding this cool tissue paper that had ombre foil polka dots. I glued it down with Multi Matte Medium, this proved difficult, because I found the liquid glue ended up warping the paper (making it curl) this will be a problem if it keeps happening… so I made note to look up other art journal artists and see how they fix this mistake.

I then added a lot of stickers, thickers (for the title), and Journal squares.
In each journaling block I journaled my Likes (smitten what I dont like (I don’t get) and what I am also known as. This was fun and I love how the smitten one has arrows pointing toward the digi smiling (almost like a reminder that I want to be more positive in life) and that the digi looks like she is stomping on the what I dont like.

I hope you can read the journaling… But if you cannot here is what it says!

Smitten (what I like): Red Pandas, ice cream, cuddles with Cobi, being a proud Hufflepuff, polka dots, smell of lilacs, being helpful, bright fun pattern paper and stamps, podcasts

dont get: (what I don’t like): intolerance, hate crimes, spite, disease, anxiety

Also Known as: Cobi’s owner, Auntie Patti, Patti-cakes, Fangirl, EchoFeather, Candihearts, The cardmaker.

Lastly I coloured the digital stamp (Puppy Gwen by Some Odd Girl Stamps) I wanted her to look like me, so I added glasses on her eyes and coloured her hair and clothes in something I would wear… I then wanted to turn this chihuahua puppy into Cobi (when he gets his hair cut he looks mostly like this, except the ears) I think she may be my favorite thing on the layout. I love how the more of this journal square is pointing at the digi me smiling (meaning remember to be more positive) and that she is stepping below her the things I dont like.

I hope you like this layout, and if you are a crafty person I will take any and all tips on how to do this, any help I will truely appreciate.

Lots of hugs,

Patti

 

 

Valentine Hop with Some Odd Girl

 

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Stamp: Mae and Kaylee Selfie by Some Odd Girl Stamps

 

Hello, Gals and Pals!

Welcome to the Some Odd Girl Valentine’s Day Hop. I am the first stop on the Blog Hop! You can scroll to the bottom of this post to see the full list (just click on the next name to go to the next blog!)

I usually do not celebrate this holiday as I have no significant other in my life…. so instead I am celebrating Galentine’s Day!

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I decided to make a card using Mae and Kaylee Selfie for my Best friend, who truly is one of the loves of my life. I have been friends with her for over a decade and our friendship will never stop. So just like Leslie Knope (who by the way is an avid scrapbooker/ craft maker), I challenge you to have your own Galentine’s with your Bestie or group of friends to celebrate. Maybe make her a Valentine’s as well.

Inside the card I am going to put Will you be my Galentine? and then make a cute checkbox with Yes (then let’s get waffles) or No (Then no waffles for you!)

Be sure to check in and comment on each blog, including this one, to be the most eligible. Since we’re spreading the love so hardcore, everyone gets 14% off at the Some Odd Girl shop using code SOGLove! )But, we’ll also be choosing 2 lucky winners from those of you who comment on every blog, each receiving a $14 spending spree in our shop.
Here’s our hop list…

Lots of Hugs!

~Patti

Shine Bright Like a Panda!

 

 

 

 

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Stamp Image: Panda Nerd by Some Odd Girl (www.someoddgirl.com) 

 

Hi, Gals and Pals!

Today I broke out my Doodlebug and Some Odd Girl’s “Panda Nerd”

I love this cute little panda, and I designed my card to be a little bit fun for my Uncle.

Moving into a new house, my Uncle is the best! he has helped me change multiple light bulbs and actually had to help me fix the lights so that I don’t have to run up and down the stairs all the time to turn a switch on. (The people who owned this house did not know how to install 2 way light switches properly!)

I coloured the little panda after watching the animal class on how to colour panda’s and decided to add glossy accents to the glasses to make them shiny. Then decided on a layout for my card. I found the light bulb pattern paper in the doodlebug pack, and thought that would make him laugh so had to add that on the card, I then wanted the little nerdy panda to be holding a light bulb, So I actually cut out the lightbulb after printing it with my Silhouette and carefully cut around his hands so he could be holding it. I felt that the lightbulb needed a lot of shine on it, so I added Spectrum Noir glitter pen and then topped it off with glossy accents for that fun 3d effect.

Afterward, I glued all the pattern paper together and added a little bit of an inlay effect for more interest. I then went searching for a sentiment, I knew it had to be a pun on bright but I didn’t have any sentiments that matched. After searching for half an hour I decided it was time to “Frankenstein” a few sentiments so that I could make it say You are so bright.

I hope this card helps brighten your day!

Lots of hugs!

~Patti

 

Question Time: Are you a nerd? I have always thought I am a nerd one way or another and it doesn’t even bother me now. I think it is great that “Nerd Culture” is in and is a way to express one’s self.