Monthly Archives: March 2009

Limelight Scrapsketch #1


Limelight Scrapsketch #1

I HEART LIMELIGHT PAPERCRAFTS!!!
Their service-their store-the comraderie!!!
This is their first ever scrapsketch and I HAD TO PLAY!!!
ENJOY…and be sure to post a link to your creation
HERE by March 31st!


The hidden journaling…

viola!

Fun Clusters…

and of course some stitching!

Cake Time!!!!

CJ is almost 3!!!!!

My oldest son is turning 3 on April Fool’s Day 😦
Our plan is to make some cupcakes for him
and rent a bounce house so that he and his younger brother can just have at it!
I’ve thrown parties for him every other year, but just ran out of energy this year…

My card uses paper from Basic Grey.
I love the 70s feel of the paper. It reminds me of Santa Monica Pier and surfing!
The stamps are all Odd Bird Planet:
Teresa’s Banner
JenMarie’s Cupcake Owl
Cake Time!

THE STORE IS ALSO HAVING A 30% OFF SALE on the following stamps:
Buzz and Neil #1497E
Cadet Left #1498B
Cadet Right #1499B
Helen Left #1491H
Helen Right #1493H
Lenny Left #1495A
Lenny Right #1496A
Moonrocks #149
Triton Fishbird Right #1490F
Wig Row #1494H
3 balls #1504G
Audrey Clown Right #1505E
Larry Strongbird #1500J
Merry Troupe #1508Q
Seal Left #1506G
Seal Right #1507G
3 stands #1512O
Balloon Boy Billy #1517I
Bernardina #1515G
Burnin’ Ring #1510J
Charmed Charmer #1514F
Pointy Hats #1516Q
Ring Leader #1513I
Triton Fishbird Left #1519F
Audrey Clown Left #1528E
Blaster Right #1529AA
Circus Star #1527AA
Hugo Surly Bird Left #1524K
Kerry’s Bomb #1523BB
Kim’s Cupcake #1526BB
Lance Top Hat Bird Left #1520D
Lance Top Hat Bird Right #1521D
Reed #1522C
10 ton weight #1532A
Bar Bell #1531C
Bird Head #1535C
Blaster Left #1530AA
Cannon Left #1534A
Cannon Right #1533A
Joy Falling Squirrel Left #1538C
Joy Falling Squirrel Right #1539C
NC’s Jack O’ Lantern #1537C
Star Stand #1536BB
Flying Squirrel Left #1540D
Flying Squirrel Right #1541D
Nibbles Squirrel with Nut Left #1548B
Nibbles Squirrel with Nut Right #1549B
Simon Top Hat Squirrel Left #1544E
Simon Top Hat Squirrel Right #1545E
Winston Bowler Bird Left #1543I
Winston Bowler Bird Right #1542I
Woodrow Western Duckie Left #1547I
Woodrow Western Duckie Right #1546I
Chilly Winter Penguin #1554E
Clown Owl #1552B
Hugo Surly Bird Right #1551K
Kevin Royal Penguin #1555D
Leslie Party Bird #1553C
Mr Wilson Hat and Tie Bird #1559H
Nathan Flamingo Left #1557F
Nathan Flamingo Right #1558F
Petey Bowler Penguin #1550E
Priscilla Scuba Cat #1556F
Brawny Strongbird #1560H
Cherry Ice Cream #1562BB
Clown Head #1561D
Double Scoop #1563A
NC’s Banner #1566D
Priscilla with Net Cat #1567J
Priscilla with Paintbrush Cat #1568F
Row of Balls #1565I
Single Scoop #1564BB
Candy Cane Tree #1387Q

CJ will be getting a haircut for his 3rd BDAY 😉

EtsyInspired #29

EtsyInspired #29

This week’s shop is Handmade By Rebecca!!!
She will be giving away an awesome doorhanger made with UNITY stamps 🙂
I know how you all LOVE LOVE LOVE your Unity!
So…won’t you play along!
1. Go to Handmade By Rebecca.
2. Find something that inspires you…
3. Create something-anything based off that inspiration.
4.Take a picture and post a link to your creation on Ashley’s Blog.
5. While you’re at Ash’s blog, leave her some words of encouragement! Her hubby is going away on business for 3 weeks and she needs all the support she can get! (optional)

My inspirational piece is the bracelet made out of those Chloe’s Closet Fabric Buttons from Making Memories. This is my favorite Spring line this year and I use it often… SO, my card using all the Chloe’s Closet schtuff I could fit onto it 😉

Here are some more inspirational pieces:



Neglected Supply Challenge (NSC001)-RESULTS!


Don’t forget to play along with the first EVER
NEGLECTED SUPPLY CHALLENGE!!!! There’s a prize up for grabs!
Here are the rules:
To play along:
1. Dig through those Neglected Supplies.
2. Create something using the neglected item.
3. Take a pic and post it on PCP, papercraftplanet.com, or your blog using keyword NSC001.
4. Post a link to your creation here on this thread.
5. BLOG ABOUT IT!!!!!
6. Submit by 3/27 and have fun!!!!!!

CLICK HERE to see the original post.

My card uses my very first Odd Bird Planet stamp, house short…it’s what started it all!
See the little green key? That’s a piece of Tim Holtz grungeboard that I’ve been neglecting! I painted it with Claudine Hellmuth’s Studio Paint in Landscape. The papers and accessories are all Making Memories, Chloe’s Closet-supah cute stuff!

EtsyInspired #28




EtsyInspired #28

Aren’t these pouches AWESOME!!!
I love all the luscious fabrics!!!
This week’s shop is Alliebeans, handmade fabric accessories.
She is offering a FREE POUCH OF CHOICE to a lucky participant!!!!
Here’s what ya have to do:
1. Go to Alliebeans.
2. Choose something that inspires you!
3. Create something based off of that.
4. Post a link to a picture of your creation on Ashley’s Blog!

BEST OF LUCK 🙂 and HAVE FUN!!!!

Be sure to check out the rest of the DT!!!

Festival of Alien Abductions Day!!!


Today, March 20th, marked
The Festival of Alien Abductions 🙂
Yes-it’s for real!!!!
I made this card to celebrate this most prestigious of days…
And…I PULLED OUT MY BRAYER…another neglected item of mine!
(check out the previous post for the Neglected Supply Challenge)
All stamps are Odd Bird Planet:
Owl-Bert Big Owl
Owl-Bert Little Owl
Plain Perch
Birdhouse Row

NEW challenge and a chance to WIN!!!!

Hey Fellow Odd-Birds!

Do you have supplies that you’ve neglected such as glimmer-mists, grunge-board, paint daubers, fragments, brads, primas, ribbons, buttons…etc.?

If YOU DO, and I KNOW YOU DO, this challenge is for you! The other day, Kathi Rerek and myself made a pact to use our neglected grunge-board. Now, WE CHALLENGE YOU to use supplies that you’ve neglected.

If you decide to play along, just post a link to your creation right here on this thread and blog about it by March 27th!!!! We’ll pick a winner next week and that winner will get a $5 gift certificate from Odd Bird Planet!!!!!!!

To play along:
1. Dig through those Neglected Supplies.
2. Create something using the neglected item.
3. Take a pic and post it on PCP, papercraftplanet.com, or your blog using keyword NSC001.
4. Post a link to your creation here on this thread.
5. BLOG ABOUT IT!!!!!
6. Submit by 3/27 and have fun!!!!!!

STAY TUNED FOR MINE AND KATHI’S “GRUNGED” creations 🙂

To see the original thread GO HERE!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

If I were living in Kentucky right now,
I’d be enjoying some of the best Irish Fare and
Graeter’s Mint Cookies n Cream Ice Cream!!!!
But, I’m not, so this is what’s on today’s menu!
I used Odd Bird Planet Stamps Cafe Sign and Kelly’s Gnome-girl with Apron.
The third card uses the stamps from the monkey business limited edition kit (ON SALE!!!) and hearts branch.
I love the monkey business stamps, because you can piece them together!!! In this case, I used bitty brads to make it like a puppet!

Don’t Forget TO WEAR GREEN!

These 2 cards are part of a series that I recently made for a DT assignment!
We were to create St. Patrick’s Day cards with Odd Bird Planet Stamps that weren’t necessarily St. Patty Stamps!

For the first card I used Kelly’s Homely Mouse Right.


For the second card I used Cathrine’s Gnome Laundry, Kelly’s Hedgehog Right, and discontinued JJ Mix Alpha!

SO DON’T FORGET TO WEAR YOUR GREEN!!!!
Or…one of these cute critters might pinch ya;)

EtsyInspired #27


Hiya Folks!!!!
This week’s shop is TR Mack Studio!!!
Tom’s work is amazing, to say the least…
His abstract backgrounds paired with the silhouettes of trees are my fave!!!
The piece above was my inspiration!
This week, Pez-a-doodle, a must-see for all stampers, is sponsoring the challenge and giving away a $20 gift certificate to a lucky participant!
Here’s what you do to play along:
1. Go to TR Mack Studio.
2. Select something that inspires you and create something based off of it.
3. Post a link to your creation on Ashley’s blog!

Here’s another painting:

This is my card:

I wanted to do something a little technique-y this week!
So, I got out my neglected Adirondack Alcohol Inks and PTI glossy CS!
The chipboard bird and branch were painted with Claudine Hellmuth’s Acrylic Paint and then daubed with some alcohol ink.
The sentiment “My fine feathered friend” is from Odd Bird Planet!
IT’S ON SALE!!!!
Have a great weekend!