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Hint, hint, pass…(Round 2)

Posted by Catherine on April 17, 2009

…oh ladies and gentlemen (are there really gentlemen who visit here???) we are NOT even close to being done!  We’re just gettin’ STARTED, baby! w00t!

Now that you’ve seen the first stamp of the first series (the series is all about bugs and picnics…nothing says summer like BOTH!) we are revvin’ up to roar into the first stamp of the SECOND series!!!

If you haven’t had a chance, please check out JULIA’S BLOG for the first hint of the series and make sure to leave a guess so that you can qualify for a chance to win a digital stamp of that release!  If you’ve already seen Julia’s aaaaawesome hint yesterday, you can mosey on over to KELLY’S BLOG and see hers and then guess, guess, guess!  One guess on each hinting blog will give you one entry to win the DIGITAL STAMP! Truuuuust me…you’ll WANT this one!!!  Hmmm…I said that about the last stamp we released…but it’s true!!! You’ll want them BOTH!!! And I’ll say it again for the third release too!

So go on and have a peek at those hints and have yourself a wonderful weekend!  Don’t forget we’ll be blog hoppin’ again on the 19th!  See you back here soon!

 

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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!

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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 Pezadoodle.com 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!

MATERIALS
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

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Hint, hint…

Posted by Catherine on April 13, 2009

…iiiiiit’s HINT DAY! YAY!

Wow, thanks so much for stopping by, I really hope you’re as excited as I am about Marti’s new stamp release.  SERIOUSLY!  If you’re not excited yet, it’s okay.  It’s not your fault you haven’t had a chance to see it yet and I have.  HAHAHAHA…okay, I’m sorry, I don’t really mean to rub it in. 

I promise that the wait will be worth it though, because Marti has definitely outdone herself!  So like I said yesterday, we’ll be leading up to the release day with a little bit of hinting festivities and then a BLOG HOP!  By hinting we really want you to guess! *LOL*  I’ve seen a few sneak peeks before that pretty much show the whole stamp and well, we want to let the excitement build up a little bit more.  Okay, so my little, eensy, weensy ‘hint’ for today is…

*giggles*  Do I totally suck at hinting?  I feel like I totally just gave away the whole thing.  But who knows…maybe it’s because I already know what I’m hinting about and I feel like it’s just so obvious.  HAHAHAHAHA…okay, no more digs!  In case my hint wasn’t totally right in your face, not to worry, there are still two more hints in the next two days.  Cheryl will be the hostess of your next hint TOMORROW, so you’ll definitely want to stop by her space and have a little peeky-peek!  Don’t forget to have a little guess at what you think it is for a chance to win a Digital Stamp of the stamp that we are releasing for you on release day!  You’ll have to guess once each hint day for one entry to win the stamp!

That’s it for me today!  I have to keep it short because as my Pezzy Playgroup chicky-doodles’ know, I have the tendency to go on and on and on…Right.  So what was I talking about?  Oh yes!  Keeping it short because I’m pretty close to just posting my release project already because I totally want to share these awesome stamps and screech *LOOOOOOOKY*…so before that happens, I hope everyone had a great Easter weekend (especially those who had Easter Monday off!) and we’ll see you back here on the 16th for RELEEEEASE DAY, we’re blog hoppin’ it up!!!

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Here we goooo…

Posted by Catherine on April 12, 2009

…I thought this week would NEVER come! *SQUEALS*  Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!

Oops, first of all, let me start off with a nice big ol’

HAPPY EASTER!
Wishing you and your family a blessings filled Easter!

To celebrate a happy and joyful time like Easter, families and friends gather together and spend time and play games such as hunting eggs.  And they also celebrate with special Easter treats…like CHOOOOC-LIT (*LOL* just like how my little munchkin of a niece says it!).

We PDD Playgroup girls also like to celebrate special times with special treats.  IN THE FORM OF STAAAAMPS!  We are TOTALLY gearing up for another Pez-a-Doodle Designs STAMP RELEASE and it’s gonna be gooood! 

So this is how our STAMP RELEASE festivities are going to work.  Marti’s releasing THREE (3) new stamp series and we’re gonna make you guess what they are!  What…? You thought we’d make it EASY for you!? *LOL*  The excitement and suspense make the wait even BETTER I think!

Okay, I got carried away with what I was going on about.  Starting TOMORROW (April 13) yours truly (me, moi, Miss Catherine) will be hosting the FIRST of three hints leading up to the reveal.  So you’ll want to stop on by and have a guess at what the stamp release could be.  Each person can guess once for a chance to win a free digital copy of this stamp release!  Cheryl and Sandie will be hosting hints for the 14th and the 15th each, so you’ll want to check out their blogs for their stamp release hint and more chances to win digital stamps of the release. Then…THEN APRIL 16th is the OFFICIAL release day for the FIRST stamp release.  (‘Member, I said there was three???).  You’ll want to come back here on the 16th ’cause we’re BLOG HOPPING!  I’m very excited about this as I have not participated in a blog hop before!

So fun, Fun, FUN THINGS TO COME!  I promise, you will NOT want to miss out on any of the festivities.  Once we reveal the first release, the fun doesn’t STOP!  At the end of the blog hop, you’ll get a chance to see the first of the next three hints for the SECOND release coming (I don’t know if I can really say it’s BETTER than the first since they’re so different, but I guarantee it will be just as fabulous as the first!!!)

‘Kay, I know that was a lot to get out and I’m not even sure I conveyed exactly what is going on in all my excitement.  But all you need to know is this:

THREE new releases = FABULOUS
Three separate sets of clues
Three separate blog hops

…and it all starts here on the 13th! Ya heeeeard!?

We PDD Playgroup girls are gonna get our staaaaamp on! C’mon and JOIN.THE.FUN!

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In Remembrance…

Posted by Catherine on April 9, 2009

…of all the brave chocolate bunnies who sacrificed themselves so that we may enter into chocolate-induced comas this Easter…

BWAHAHAHAHA…that picture still cracks me up each and every time I get it – and I pretty much get it every year!  Poor little wabbits…they are used to make children believe that they can lay colourful chocolate eggs, they are forever imprisoned in an endless energetic pace to the beat of their drum just to prove that they can keep going and going and going, but they can never have the Trix because it’s for kids.  It seems to be that although rabbits sure are popular, they seem to have gotten the short end of the stick.  Sorry, bunnies…

Anywho, I’m back with my treat card update!  Drumroll please, Mr. Energizer Bunny…

Ta-Daaaaaa…oh I like this picture much better, you can really see the shimmery yumminess of the entire card!  Just fabulous!  So there is my little chocolate bunny surrounded by his chocolate bunny circle buddies.  Because I had made a double fold in the center, the card sits nice even with the chocolates in there and can even fit into a box-envelope should I feel inclined to make one.  My husband was already eyeing the chocolate as I stuck them in the card (using double-sided tape) so I don’t think that I want to put too much more obstacles between him and his beloved chocolate. *LOL*

So that’s it for me and my Easter projects – I have a few more cards to make but I won’t put too much effort into them because I’ll actually be giving them away.  BWAHAHAHAHA…you’ve made cards, you know what I mean…you get it!  Apparently, Easter will be at my house this year so I’ve got a TON of cleaning to do and I’ll be putting my crock pot to work so that I’ll have more time cleaning up after myself and throwing everything that I don’t want seen behind rooms with doors that can close and making sure I tell all the kids that they can NOT go into those rooms! *LOL*  My mom said I’d have an easier time and feel less stressed about hosting if I would just keep the house clean on a regular basis.  Is she kidding me?  I’m an artist, you can’t expect me to be neat too!  Seriously…

..but before I hippity hop away to mass, just reminding you of Pez-a-Doodle Design’s BRAND NEW STAMP RELEASES coming up in the next couple of weeks!  The whole big announcement to announce all the shenanigans will go up on the 12th, so once you’ve hunted all the eggs, eaten all the turkey and before you pass out, please check back here again to get the 411 and the low-down on what’s shakin’.  HAHAHAHA…I so can’t pull that talk off in real life…I’m well into having all my projects ready for the releases so I am in an awesome position to be able to tell you that these stamps are aaaaawesome!!!  You’ll want them.  Trust me.  They are a necessity.  If I didn’t already have them, I’d want them…*LOL* Alright!  I’m off…if I don’t see you back here this weekend, please have a WONDERFUL Easter long-weekend!

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