Design team member of Alpha Stamps, moderator at Craftster, lover of ephemera and junk.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Meet The Alpha Stamps Design Team Blog Hop!



I have been an Alpha Stamps design team member for several years. (They just can’t get rid of me!) I love all the wonderful supplies they carry, and having the chance to work with new materials before they are available on the site. Getting sneak previews of up-and-coming collage sheets, rubber stamps, and embellishments is the greatest! Plus, working with other design team members is so inspiring. I hope you enjoy this design team blog hop. This year’s team is so talented, so be sure to visit all the blogs. It’s always so fun to see how, even though we were all given the same supplies to work with, everyone’s creations are so unique. Plus, if you comment on the blogs, you could win some fabulous artwork!
 The artwork I've highlighted in this post was created using new Collage Sheets made for the "Birds in Hats" Swap at Alpha Stamps! (Click on the graphic above for more information on the swap.)

I love using birds in my art. I used 4” by 4” coasters and some fun birdhouse shapes for these projects, plus some fabulous bird themed collage sheets. I couldn’t resist adding some mini pom pom fringe to the edge of this one. I love that stuff!

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Here’s a little bird ready for a party. She’s donned her best pearl necklace and a fancy hat that’s actually an embellished nest. I added some vintage sequins, some rhinestonres, and some orange Stickles to give this coaster a little sparkle.

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 Here’s what you can win from me if you leave a comment here:
Look how fun these bird house shapes are! I set these birdy neighbors up on a little grassy knoll, which is actually a Scrabble tile holder. I painted it green and added some of my favorite fibers and paper flowers to make it look a little more organic. I think it’s a sweet little decoration for spring.

Be sure and leave a comment on my blog to be entered to win. Leave your name and email address so that I can notify you if you are a winner. If you'd rather not leave your email address, please check back on Monday, June 11 to see if you've won. And don’t forget to hop on over to the next Alpha Stamps Design Team Member Blog for more chances to win some fabulous artwork!

42 comments:

  1. Very creative art, and I love the birds in your designs! Ms. Party Bird is adorable with her pearls...

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  2. lovely pieces of art, the red really sets off the images
    hugs

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  3. Wow! Your art is so beautiful and inspirational! The collage on your coasters is fabulous!

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  4. Love the coasters and the birdhouse shapes you embellished are awesome! I'm constantly amazed by the wonderful design team Alpha Stamps has put together.

    Smiles~
    Marilyn
    mcgoo4(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. I love your sense of whimsy, lovely, hugs

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  6. Love your cute birdie coasters. Very creative and inspirational. :) Thanks for the chance to win one of your gorgeous pieces of art.
    blessings, denise
    deex355@aol.com

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  7. Love the bird house shapes and the colors. The coasters are wonderful and I love the bird with the pearl necklace the best.

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  8. I am a lover of birds and your bird houses are so cute.
    Barbara Bird
    MdStrwbery@aol.com

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  9. I love your birdhouses and they would be beautiful in my sunroom over looking my pond and backyard. Your work is very beautiful and inspiring. Warmest regards, Diane
    dtad@comcast.net

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  10. I love these birdhouses. Oh I want one soo bad!

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  11. So clever, i love the birdhouses.

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  12. Very cute! Now I have to go home and make my own!
    Heather

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  13. Very creative-and so beautiful!!! What clever use of a scrabble tile holder-I may need to go to a yard sale or two :):) Thanks for the chance to win your lovely art.

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  14. I love your little bird houses. So very cute!

    P.s. It would be so much easier to leave a comment if word verification was turned off.

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  15. We should all have some birdhouse neighbors to make us feel like spring. I love them.

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  16. So adorable, and love how you used a scrabble tile holder.

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  17. Kristin, Your coasters are so cute. I love the ball fringe. And your birdhouses are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Those are sooo cute.
      I adore those birdhouses!!
      Fondly,
      Suz

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  18. Love the pearl necklace!!! Very cute and clever work. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  19. Cuteness is what it is and I adore it! Thank you so much for sharing. Love it. Will have to get to work creating my own!

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  20. What great ideas and wonderful execution!

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  21. Oh I do adore your sweet birdhouses!

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  22. I loved your coasters when I saw them in the AS inspiration gallery. Would love to win your birdhouse pieces. Very clever using the Scrabble tile trays!

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  23. Love the little Ms.Party bird with her pearls and bling.

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  24. A scrabble pew?? I would have never thought of that! Love your work!

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  25. Wonderful! The coasters are amazing & the birdhouses charming! I also like the use of the Scrabble rack.

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  26. Love the lil robin getting ready to go out on the town. how creative is that. the red pom pom is a great addition to the birds. Your art is gorgeous and very very creative. thanks for sharing and also thanks for the chance for one of us to win your awesome art.
    thank you very much.
    kemperneck70@gmail.com

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  27. Love your coasters and the pompom fringe is darling...just like your little bird houses...Love this Blog Hop theme.

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  28. Oh my, I love these! Count me in!

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  29. I love your work! I'd love to win!
    Michele
    mjk5265@comcast.net

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  30. Love the papers and the work also love the hop.

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  31. I enjoyed all your hat ideas!

    Noreen
    http://craftyjournal.com

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  32. Great fun coasters!! your bird houses are super. Love the idea of a scrabble tile holder.
    cathy(dot)calamas(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. love your happy style! i have just the spot for your sweet bird houses...just sayin'
    debsea61@hotmail.com

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  34. Your creations are delightful.Using the Scrabble tile holder is brilliant.I just found Alpha Stamps a couple of weeks ago-my new favorite place to visit.

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  35. That red pom-pom edging is Perfect!! Your work is magical ~

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  36. Darling costers kristin- Those are my kinda neighbors!
    Lynn

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  37. Why am I in the mood now to create something with birds? Great artwork -- thanks for sharing the inspirational ideas! :)

    Happy creating,
    Birgit

    swappinghowdies(at)yahoo(dot)de

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  38. Hi! Thank you for showing us some of your creativity. I love the name of your blog. It fits my thinking to a tee! lol

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  39. Thank you, everyone, for your nice comments, and congrats to our winner, MaRyKaY.

    MaRyKaY, I sent you an email. Please send me your mailing info and I'll send the birdy neighbors on to you. :)

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  40. Really enjoyed learning a little about you..your art is awesome.
    susan s.

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