Saturday, August 28, 2010

CHAPTER 28: Child of the Pure Unclouded Brow

Child of the pure unclouded brow
And dreaming eyes of wonder!
Though time be fleet, and I and thou
Are half a life asunder,
Thy loving smile will surely hail
The love-gift of a fairy-tale.

I have not seen thy sunny face,
Nor heard thy silver laughter;
No thought of me shall find a place
In thy young life's hereafter -
Enough that now thou wilt not fail
To listen to my fairy-tale.

Hello everyone! We are celebrating the wonder of childhood today here at Oh, Alice and are thrilled to announce this week's sponsor, Paper Pretties Stamps! Are you all familiar with Paper Pretties? If you're new to them, check out their darling images! If it's been a while, Paper Pretties is PROUD to announce that they're under NEW ownership and is pleased to offer you faster, cheaper shipping, reliable service, and lots of new items in the store. We are thrilled to congratulate Heather Lee-Reppen on her new endeavor and are honored to have her sponsorship this week!

Paper Pretties is offering a Prize package of rubber stamps this week to ONE lucky winner!

Before we get to this week's theme, a bittersweet Goodbye is in order to our FABULOUS August Guest, Stephanie Jones as well as two of our full time twisted sisters, Kim and Kristy. We are SO sad to see you all go and THANK YOU-ALL of you for such a wonderfully twisted time! HUGS!!!!

This week's theme is simply to make a card with a LITTLE GIRL theme:)Alice is such a whimsical free spirit and we LOVE that about her! Channel your inner girlie this week with this great (and free-to-be-you!) challenge! 


Friday, August 27, 2010

Let’s Make Some Origami

NO!! Just kidding!!

I don’t think I could make origami to save my life unless it was to make one of those things we made as a kid where you wrote different things on the insides and got different outcomes.  Can’t remember what they are called.

However we are making cards that aren’t your standard folds as Kimme puts it.  No regular top or side folds.  This is your chance to try out stair step, pop up, accordion fold, the list goes on.  I went with gate fold. I guess I should also warn you that I think that my mojo is gone.  So not one of my favorite cards.



Wanna see other kinds of folds there are?  You might wanna check out the other Sassy girls…


Stamps: MFT – Well Read
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Paper: Basic Grey Basics, Rest is Scraps of Basic Grey Blue & SEI
Extras: Prismas, Shimmerz, Dienamics Die, Bookmark Looking Thingy (yes I know very technical) been in my stash for-evah!!  I think it maybe Karen Foster

Friday, August 20, 2010

InStyle with FFC

I'm going to make this quick because I've been having all kinds of problems today between computers & cameras.  OH MY!!  I would like to give a humongous thank you to both Kimme & Virginia (with InStyle stamps) for taking care of us with this challenge!!

Please make sure you go see what the other girls ROCKED out as well!!Christi Jimmi Kim Kimme Sherry


Saturday, August 14, 2010

CHAPTER 26: Sizing up a Sketch...

"The Caterpillar was the first to speak.

`What size do you want to be?' it asked.

`Oh, I'm not particular as to size,' Alice hastily replied; `only one doesn't like changing so often, you know.'

`I DON'T know,' said the Caterpillar.

Alice said nothing: she had never been so much contradicted in her life before, and she felt that she was losing her temper.

`Are you content now?' said the Caterpillar.

`Well, I should like to be a LITTLE larger, sir, if you wouldn't mind,' said Alice: `three inches is such a wretched height to be.'

`It is a very good height indeed!' said the Caterpillar angrily, rearing itself upright as it spoke (it was exactly three inches high).

`But I'm not used to it!' pleaded poor Alice in a piteous tone. And she thought of herself, `I wish the creatures wouldn't be so easily offended!'

`You'll get used to it in time,' said the Caterpillar; and it put the hookah into its mouth and began smoking again..."

Hello! How is everyone here in Wonderland today?

We are sizing up a GREAT sketch by JEN and the main panel just HAPPENS to be THREE. INCHES. TALL. :) Now, of course you don't have to stick to this if your image won't fit, but we didn't want to anger Mr. Caterpillar by saying that Three inches wasn't a respectable height, so here's the sketch:



Believe it or not I am currently in Charlotte at CKC and I made this in the hotel room on my bed from the stuff that I got today.  The only thing I had prepared beforehand was my image…thank goodness!! 

Wanna get further inspired?  Go check out what the other team made at the Oh! Alice Challenge blog.

Stamps: Some Odd Girl – Inchie & Mae as Alice Pose
Ink: SU Close to Cocoa
Paper: Bazzill Oatmeal, PTI White, October Afternoon Fly A Kite
Extras: Copics, Technique Tuesdays Baseboards, Creative Imaginations – Marah Johnson Flower Embellie

Friday, August 13, 2010


We’re heading outdoors!!  Ok, so some of us are.  I’m not, hehe.  My mom & I are heading to Charlotte to CKC.  However Kimme, our cutie pie host this month, is going camping this weekend.  She wants us to take our creations outdoors nonetheless.  That’s why she issued us a color challenge with outdoorsy colors (her words), greens & browns.  I went with that & with some wildflowers too.  If you’re coming here from All Things Unity then you’ve already seen the tutorial, if not then you might want to go over then to check it out.

FinalIn doing this technique, I’ve really gotten to love this stamp for it.

Now I’m ready for my picnic with my other girls…


If you are wondering as to where you can get kits, I do have plenty left over from when I taught this.  Please feel free to contact me if you have questions.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Using Whatcha Got

One of the major perks to me as being part of the Stash a SOGgy girl is that they are challenging me to use it up.  That’s right, I don’t know if you believe this or not I have a stash.  Are you as shocked as I am?  image

For the first challenge that I am participating in, however, it is Stash Challenge #6.  It is to use Ribbons & Rubons.  I really didn’t have a problem with either because it’s not like I didn’t have both.  My main problem was finding the right rubon to use.  Yet, I found the perfect one.

KissSmileNow ya gotta go check out what the other girls did because they did an amazing job.

Robin M

And of course if you wanna play along, cause ya know with these kind of things there’s going to be prizes.  OH!! Did I mention that we’re introducing new stamps?  Ya gotta check out all these cuties!!

Stamps: Kissy Mae
Paper: PTI Soft Stone & Select White, Basic Grey – Olivia
Extras: Ribbon Bobbin, Copics, DCWV Friendship Rubon


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

My Girls

For you that don’t know I was able to make it CHA a couple of weeks ago.  I can’t believe it’s been a couple of weeks already.
Before I went I wanted to make up little gifts for my girls.  I was able (ok, so I only remembered) to get a picture of a couple of them.
ANecklace Not all of them had watch pieces and I made all of them were made to match their favorite color.  I tried to make all of them unique.
In the next few weeks I’m hoping to being selling these in my etsy store.  If you have any requests let me know and I’ll go ahead and start putting something together.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Have You Seen Them?

Ok, I know I’m a little biased but I can’t help it.  Some Odd Girl is having their new release today and I think the new release… well I just love it!!  See for yourself.

groupDKissSmileThey are just all so cute to me.  I think they are so easy to use.

I’ll give you a sneak of how I used Kissy Mae but you’ll have to come back Thursday to see the whole thing.  I know I’m evil!! MWAHAHAHAHA!!



Monday, August 9, 2010

One of My Favorite Things

In the crafting world, there are several stamp companies I keep coming back to.  In fact, if I had to narrow it down to my top 2 it would be without a doubt and I say this as being in no particular order…

1) Unity
2) My Favorite Things

Which brings me to my latest project.  I really love to mix all my loves and passions.  I was inspired by the latest My Favorite Things GDT challenge.  Didn’t bother me a bit that I had loaded up quite on goodies while I was CHA and it gave me an excuse to break them out.  hehe


Just so you know the cork and felt they have is AWE-SOME!! If you don’t have any already, you must go get some!!  Don’t walk run, don’t pass GO, JUST GO!!

Stamps: Framed Greetings
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, DI Spun Sugar
Paper: Bella Blvd Estate Sale, Perfect Panels
Extras: Copics, Offray Lace, Die-namics - Rolled Flower, Open Scallop, Scalloped Scallop, Flower Trio, Lotsa Bling, Shimmerz - Cherub Pink & Coral Pink, Cosmo Cricket Box, MFT Felt & Cork, PTI Leaves Ribbon


Sunday, August 8, 2010

Hitting the Books

This week (or at least in the next couple of weeks) a lot of the kiddies are going back to school.  My nephew included.  I can’t believe he is starting the 2nd grade.  I can still remember when I was in the 2nd grade and who my teacher was, Ms. Mann (by the way, I didn’t like her!!).  It just blows my mind that I can have a nephew that can be going through that now.

In honor of the begin of the school year, we over at All Things Unity decided to make projects with school in mind.  Not only that because I was such a slacker on my normal Friday Fun Challenge, I incorporated that as well.  I’m hoping they’ll forgive me for totally flaking.

1stDayPlease go visit my Friday Fun Sassy Girls to see what they made then you can go to the All Things Unity blog to see what the rest of the Design Team came up with.


Stamps:  Le Chic Vintage, Fly Free (June KoM)
Ink: Memento – London Fog & Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI Kraft & Soft Stone, Daisy D’s & Scraps
Extras: American Crafts Thickers, Smooch Siren, Hole Punch


Getting Punny With It

Nah, nah, na na na na!!  Sorry, that was just cheesy.  I admit it, embrace it!!  Now to spice up some more of our food (hey I warned you in the title!!)

This challenge over at the Some Odd Girl Challenge blog is to be SOOO Punny.

I really enjoyed using one of the new images with this challenge because I really like this one!! WHY?  It can be used so many ways.  For friends, couples, anniversaries!!  I guess I could show you, huh?

S&P - CopySo go play!!  And you could win images because we could all USE more!!

Stamps: Mr. Salt & Mrs. Pepper
Paper: Neenah CS, SEI – Addison
Extras: MM Letter Stickers, Copics, Cricut Wild Card Cartridge, Copics
Ink: DI Tumbled Glass

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Chapter 25:White Rabbit, White Gloves, White Wonderland

"After a time she heard a little pattering of feet in the distance, and she hastily dried her eyes to see what was coming.It was the White Rabbit returning, splendidly dressed, with a pair of white kid gloves in one hand and a large fan in the other: he came trotting along in a great hurry, muttering to himself as he came, `Oh! the Duchess, the Duchess! Oh! won't she be savage if I've kept her waiting!'
Alice felt so desperate that she was ready to ask help of any one; so, when the Rabbit came near her, she began, in a low, timid voice, `If you please, sir--' The Rabbit started violently, dropped the white kid gloves and the fan, and skurried away into the darkness as hard as he could go..."

~Alices Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 2

Hello dolls!
We are back in the WHITE heat of August with another fabulous challenge for you today! This week at Oh, Alice we are trying to BEAT that heat, and you know, they say you shouldn't wear dark colors this time of year to keep cool!
In the spirit of that, along with our WHITE Rabbit and his WHITE kid gloves, guess what our challenge is for you today?
That's RIGHT. WHITE WONDERLAND. And we're not talkin' about Christmas! Your mission today, should you choose to accept it is to create (WITH the exception of your main image panel) an ALL WHITE card or project!


If you would like to have a chance at winning this or one of the other Tickled Pink Stamp, play along and go to the Oh! Alice Challenge blog post what cha did.  We would love to see what you did.

Stamp: Fashionette 20’s Evie
Paper: Neenah CS
Extras: Copics, MFT Felt, Martha Stewart Punches – Butterfly & Rose Leaves, CB Embossing Folder, Recollections Jewels, Die-namics Scalloped Scallop, Rolled Flower, Trio Flower, Tattered Angels Marshmallow & Sea Shell (goldish color)


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Scrap Pink

CM784 Save the Tatas!!  At least that’s my theme for it, hehe.  Ok it’s not but I just love that mantra for Breast Cancer Awareness.

scrappinksmNext month Create~N~Crop Events is hosting an event called Scrap Pink where they will be making Breast Cancer Awareness the focus of the event.  Don’t get me wrong, we won’t be scrapping about b(oo)bies.  It just means that we will be making donations to Middle Georgia Susan G. Komen Foundation and Joanna McAfee Childhood Cancer Foundation from the proceeds.

Anywho, the point… guess you’re kinda wondering that.  I’m teaching my very first class.  I’m not assisting, I’m not demo-ing… I’m teaching a full blown class.  I’m kinda excited, kinda nervous.  I’m teaching a class on the different ways you can make flowers.  If you’re in the area, I would love for you to come play with me.

If you can’t come play but you would like to support the cause, let me know.  For more informa`tion on the entire event you can check out the site… SCRAP PINK!!


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I'm SOGgy!!

There were so many different ways I thought of going with this post.
  1. It stormed down here last night, so I could literally be soggy.
  2. Once I tell you what the SOG stands for, some of you will definitely have some smart comments ;) but that’s why I love ya.
digital stampsBut I narrowed it down to the above.  I am happy to announce that I’ve been invited to join the SOME ODD GIRL design team.  

Please hold all comments til the end.  I did tell them I was perfect for this team as was indeed odd.  Don’t believe me?  Ask Kristy, I did I swear.

I’m part of the stash team (we’re divided into two teams style & stash).  Keep on the lookout for upcoming challenges.  This one doesn’t fall into either, it was just for fun!!  You will be able to find the challenges on the SOG challenge blog.CopicBook
Now believe it or not the image I used on my project was the freebie for July.  The freebie for August is Tiny Tobie and he is just too cute.  I used it on the front of a notebook I used to keep up with my Copic markers.  Ya know, which ones I have & don’t, plus what combos I like.  I got the idea from my buddy Colleen

Now I’m off to see the other debut projects for the team and of course download the new freebie for the month!!
Robin Mc
Robin F
Stamps: Tiny Tia, Aerosol Font
Ink: Midnight Acrylic Paint 
Paper: MME Penny Lane, Neenah CS
Extras: Copics, Bind It All


Sunday, August 1, 2010

Happy Anni-VERVE-sary!!

AVS3_bloghop250 Welcome to the Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop! Verve turns three today and we’re celebrating with a hop, hop, hop! If you've already been hopping along, you arrived here from Cassie's blog. If not, head on over to Julee's Blog (owner of Verve), for all the info on how to win prizes (after all, what's a party without presents?), and to start hopping from the beginning. If there's a hiccup along the hop, you can always head to the Master Hop List to get the full list of links.

Now I have to apologize because I’ve been a nightmare of a travel day so I will just show you what I did with my very first Verve set.  I hope to come back a little later today with a new card.


Thanks for hopping by! Now it's time to hop on over to Amy’s blog, for a little more Verve-y goodness.