Pez-a-Doodle Designs: Stamp Release #1 – BLOG HOP!

Posted by Catherine on April 16, 2009

…Hel-looooooo everyone!

Today is THE day!  I thought it would never get here, I guess the wait wasn’t too bad though because I was having so much fun reading everyone’s guesses on the hints!  There were some reeeeally good ones, so good job at your guessing skills, or good job on my hinting skills! HAHAHAHA…

So this is the FIRST stop on our FIRST PDD Playgroup Blog Hop!  Let me just tell you that I am having so much fun being a part of this Design Team, it’s crazy!  It doesn’t even feel like work or assignments or anything and I’m making SUCH good friends.  I’ve never been a part of such a great bunch of ladies.  Soooooo nice and encouraging! *hugs* Okay, that was a PDD group hug moment, now I’m getting on with it!  I know that’s what you’re thinking anyway, right?!

Oh, right, I just remembered a few things I want to touch on before I get on with the show (I’ll make it quick, I promise!)  So as the girls and I have already mentioned before, Marti is set to release THREE new SERIES of stamps.  So what that means is within the next few weeks the three stamps we are unveiling will be the first of each of the three series.  So this reveal here will be the FIRST stamp of the FIRST SERIES!  In short, what I mean to say is that there is SO MUCH MORE awesome stamps COMING! *squeals* I tooooold you Marti’s got so much fun things in store for us!

So without further ado, I give you:

Picnic Bug

Picnic Bug - Bee

If you’re in need of a quickie blog hoppity-hop, the next place you’ll want to hop on over to will be SANDIE’S BLOG.  You definitely won’t want to miss having a peek at her creation and take on the stamp release for today!  So if you’re on your way, thanks so much for stopping by and if you’re needing this little guy in a big way, he is available as a DIGITAL STAMP for $2.50 for THREE DAYS only, or if digital just isn’t your “thang” he is of course available in good ol’ rubber over at Pez-a-Doodle Designs.  If you’ve got a bit more time to hang out with me, please don’t let me stop you and keep on reading!


So many of your guesses were so close, weren’t they?!  I loved how there were insect cook-out guesses, picnics and so forth!  So TA-DAAAA!  There he is – at least I think it’s a he.  He’s a he to me!  The beauty of stamps like this is a regular ol’ stamp can change in so many different ways depending on your mood.  For right now, he’s a bee…on a different day he can be a she with the right embellishments or a change of colour in the kerchief….he can be blue, purple, green, mulitcolored, he can be sitting inside, outside, it can be sunny, raining…I LOOOOVE the versatility of stamps and I LOVE the versatility of THESE stamps!

Available as a DIGITAL STAMP for $2.50 (THREE DAYS ONLY!)

Available as a DIGITAL STAMP for $2.50 (THREE DAYS ONLY!)

Here’s a bit of a closer look at things and I’ll give you a lowdown…

Starting today, if you must, must, must have this little guy NOW (I’m a NOW kinda girl, so I would definitely understand – and besides, he’s so CUTE he is a NOW kinda thing to have!), Marti is offering him up for those who are digitally inclined.  Starting today, for THREE days only, he will be available on as a Digital Stamp for $2.50 as a release special!  After three days, he comes off the www and it’s rubber only.  I’ve got him in both forms and there are so many advantages to BOTH!  Digitally means he can be ANY size you so choose, he can be flipped and rotated and he can be “stamped” in whatever ink colour you are feeling as well and like I said before, you can have him NOOOOW! 

I know there are some people out there that still love to have that RUBBAH in their hands and he is also FABULOUS in good, ol’ fashioned red rubber.  He comes beautifully packaged and he inks up so NICE and CLEAN and I’m tellin’ ya, to stamp him, I didn’t need anything fancy or extra in terms of foam under my paper, etc., etc.  Just threw on a bit of Aileen’s tack it over on him and just stamped away.  In terms of stamping, less work is more for me, ya know?  Along with the rubber, he also comes with three accessories.  If you look closely at the yellow background panel, you’ll see a smaller size watermelon and a teeny tiny leaf.  He actually comes with a leaf BORDER (I was bad and cut ONE one leaf off of the border so I could have a single teeny tiny stamp to use for my gackground) and he also comes with a larger size watermelon.  I used those extras to stamp all over my plain yellow cardstock to make a random background paper.

As you can OBVIOUSLY see, I can go on about these stamps until kingdom come, but I’m going to stop myself right there as I’m sure you’re itching to get hopping!  The next stop on your PDD BLOG HOP is SANDIE’S BLOG to have a look at her take on the wonderful stamp!  Once you’ve completed your blog hop and you STILL haven’t gotten enough and have caught the Pez-a-Doodle ‘bug’ please be sure to stop on over to the rest of the Playgroup’s blogs to see their creations.  We were all very excited for the start of the new releases, and I guarantee you the excitement for each of the releases coming is just going to get bigger and better!

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget abou the next two releases coming up next week!  You’ll definitely want to check JULIA’S BLOG today for the FIRST of the three hints going on for the NEXT series!  Again, if you guess at each of the three hints over the next few days, you’ll qualify for a chance to win a digital copy of the upcoming release!  If you fell in love with this series, I even MORE than guarantee that you’re going to positively *SQUEAL* over the next series!

All hyperlinked products and materials are from Pez-a-Doodle Designs

Stamp: Bug Picnic – Bee – Exlusively from Pez-a-Doodle Designs
Ink: Memento Ink, Brilliance Dew Drop Ink
Medium: Copic Markers
Paper: DCWV Blossoms & Butterflies, Creative Memories Pastel Cardstock
Embellishments: *New* Pez-a-Bling Embellies, Stickles, Perfect Pearls
Tools: Versamark, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Embossing Puff



18 Responses to “Pez-a-Doodle Designs: Stamp Release #1 – BLOG HOP!”

  1. Anita said

    He is so cute! I love how you colored him! Great job with sharing your excitement of all that is happening.

  2. Awesome job with your card! I love it and can’t wait to see what the rest of the design team created… Have a great day!

  3. Sandie said

    OOOH, so cute!! Love your card and your colouring is great!!!!!

  4. Carol said

    Catherine, love your coloring of this little guy; he shines! 🙂 And loving the image; he says SUMMER and FUN! Great job on this card! On to Sandie’s site, thanks!

  5. Jamie said

    Your paper choices, it matches your bee wonderfully! Great card!

  6. pezadoodle said

    I LOVE LOVE him SO MUCH!!! LOVE what you did with the accessory stamps and the “band o’ bling” is FABULOUS – so copying you on that one!!! Hopping over to see sandie!!

  7. I think you and someone else are sharing layouts *giggles*
    Love the sugary sky too!

  8. Cheryl said

    Catherine I love him!!! He turned out toooo tooo cute!!! Love how you colored him and created the background!!! Love the sky and the sparkle 🙂 very sweet!!!!! Also love the Pez-A-Bling in the center of the flower!!
    Hope you have a very nice day!!!


  9. StampinCathy said

    OMGosh!! I just love this adorable bee and your card rocks.

  10. Robin McK said

    Awwww, I love that little bug! SO cute!!

  11. Ashley said

    He is SO cute! I love what you did with him! The sky and the grass are just perfect! You rock Catherine!

  12. Alexandra said

    I love him!!!! He is just super adorable!!!

  13. Too cute Catherine! Love the colors & embellies! Might have to get this one,hee hee!


  14. Too cute, Catherine. Love all the sparkle.
    Hugs, Christine 🙂

  15. Jules said

    LOVE what you did with the stamp! What a great way to start the hop!

  16. rhonda zmikly said

    Awesome, I knew it had to be related to picnic and bees! LOVE IT!

  17. Cute digi stamp and wonderfully made card too!

  18. Adorable!! Love your grass and sparkly sky! Gorgeous coloring!

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