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Meet the Alpha Stamps Design Team Blog Hop

June 7, 2012

As you know, I was absolutely jazzed to be selected to be on the Alpha Stamps Design Team. I was super nervous at first, and still am, and in awe of my fellow design team members because they’re amazing, but–I am thrilled to be one of them. Alpha Stamps has such wonderful products and the design team is so talented and I just can’t wait to see what I learn from all of them.

Right now we’re all atwitter with the news of the Birds in Hats Swap AND Sale. 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 the graphic below for more information on the swap.)

My favorite aspect of being a Design Team Member is the chance to explore themes and mediums that I might not normally use. I also enjoy seeing how all of us create something different with the same supplies. I created three projects from the last design team kit: a three-dimensional bird using the 4×4 coasters, a bird house and a collage box called Something to Crow About.

The first project I completed was the bird made from coasters.

I used the brand new Finches Collage Sheet, a wooden spool, the music note twill ribbon, a silk ribbon, moss and some furry fibers. It took a LOT of hot glue to get his wings to stay.

I also created a three-dimensional bird house using the Chipboard Birdhouse Shapes, several of the new collage sheets (so much to be inspired by), glass bottles, paper flowers and more! This birdhouse sits on a glass “nest” with a big rhinestone as his “egg.”

My last bird-inspired project is a collage box called Something to Crow About. I used the NEW Chunky Book Box, the Bird Words Collage Sheet, the Flora and Fauna Die Cut Borders (which are perfect for so many projects) and a whole “nest egg” of other items. It’s hard for me to think about what  I used because I generally don’t start a project with a plan: I sit down with all sorts of goodies and sparkles and some glue and just go where the mood takes me. I usually have an idea in my head but just as often as not, the end result is a surprise to me.

Since it’s summer and I’m inspired by the siren song of the sea; one commenter will WIN this tiny mermaid shrine that I created as an audition piece for the Design Team. To enter, all you have to do is comment below! The winner will be announced on June 11 so be sure to check in to see if you’ve won!

Please fly on over to check out the blogs of my fellow Design Team members: I PROMISE you’ll be glad you did! Head to the Alpha Stamps Blog Post  for links to ALL the other Design Team members. Visit each blog for a chance to win wonderful works of art! OR click below for a list AND links to all the Design Team member blogs.

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56 Comments leave one →
  1. Mary Wilkins permalink
    June 7, 2012 7:54 AM

    Oh, your work is fabulous! I love how you put the big items on what appears to be something very tiny. What inspiration! Oh, by the way, I am a mermaid fan as well!

  2. Barb Johnson permalink
    June 7, 2012 7:55 AM

    You are very talented. Love the Chunky book box..

  3. denise permalink
    June 7, 2012 7:55 AM

    I absolutely love your work. Just so creative and inspirational! Thank you for the chance to win a piece of your gorgeous art.
    blessings, denise 😀

  4. June 7, 2012 8:29 AM

    beautiful job on all the bird birds especially the 3d bird !
    Barbara Bird

  5. Diane permalink
    June 7, 2012 9:05 AM

    OMG Your work is beautiful!!! There is no telling what I would do to be able to create like you.

  6. lizzie permalink
    June 7, 2012 9:08 AM

    Wow that is about all i can say.

  7. Kathy Cabble permalink
    June 7, 2012 9:09 AM

    These are just amazing. Love them all. I just finished a mermaid ATC. So I loved seeing your mermaid.

  8. Heather Hart Maxwell permalink
    June 7, 2012 9:12 AM

    Ohhh, love that glow-y mermaid (and the birds too of course). 🙂

  9. June 7, 2012 9:57 AM

    Beautiful work. Honestly so lovely. Thanks for sharing.

  10. 4hetty permalink
    June 7, 2012 10:06 AM

    Absolutely wonderful arwork. I like the 3d elkement you have in all your work.
    Beautiful colors too.

  11. MollySuzanne permalink
    June 7, 2012 10:15 AM

    So creative, I Love it all, the mermaid is so gorgeous 🙂 Loved checking out your blog.

  12. Linda K permalink
    June 7, 2012 10:16 AM

    Beautiful projects!!! Love everything about the sea too so thank you for the chance to win your lovely mermaid piece!

  13. Mary Pendergrass permalink
    June 7, 2012 10:51 AM

    The bird themed box is super. Absolutely love it.

  14. Leslie Anderson permalink
    June 7, 2012 11:02 AM

    Love, love your chunky book box….fantastic!!

  15. Angela G permalink
    June 7, 2012 11:13 AM

    I’m a fellow mermaid lover…..and would love to have her visit me,

  16. June 7, 2012 11:35 AM

    I love the details in the bird box. I’m very much inspired. Since mermaids are my passion, I would love to win the mermaid shrine. Your work is lovely.

  17. Diana permalink
    June 7, 2012 11:45 AM

    Amy, these are so nice. You are very creative. Thank you for sharing.

  18. June 7, 2012 12:11 PM

    Oh, my gosh…these are terrific. I love the interplay of pattern. You did a great job!!!!

  19. June 7, 2012 12:18 PM

    The mermaid shrine is beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win it!

  20. June 7, 2012 1:15 PM

    Thanks for such inspirational, creative work!

  21. June 7, 2012 1:16 PM

    Great creative and fun work! Thanks for the inspiration.

  22. June 7, 2012 1:52 PM

    Oh be still my heart…I adore mermaids and your precious shrine is dazzling.
    Thank you so much for the chance to be the very lucky winner

  23. June 7, 2012 2:33 PM

    your blog is so inviting

  24. June 7, 2012 3:04 PM

    I just love your creativeness! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

  25. Terri permalink
    June 7, 2012 3:32 PM

    Great Work!!! I like it when the fun creative people have shine though via the projects they do! Your fun certainly shines!

  26. June 7, 2012 5:50 PM

    All your creations are fabulous!

  27. Francine permalink
    June 7, 2012 5:52 PM

    All of your artwork is beautiful. What a treat to stop by your blog.

  28. Carmen Willis permalink
    June 7, 2012 7:15 PM

    Your artwork is adorable and whimsical. Love the tiny mermaid shrine, how cute it that! Thank you for sharing your art work and really enjoyed visiting your cute blog Amy’s Blam general foolishness.

  29. Sandra Cotroneo permalink
    June 7, 2012 7:35 PM

    Your work has such wonderful colors and embellishments. I’d love to win a shrine!

  30. June 7, 2012 8:00 PM

    Beautiful work, and especially love the mermaid shrine!

  31. June 7, 2012 8:05 PM

    your work is fantastic! love “something to crow about”…but that mermaid shrine…*gasp* –
    thanks for a chance to win it!!,

  32. debsea61 permalink
    June 7, 2012 8:08 PM

    love love your work! so glad you get to share it with us via alpha stamps! your mermaid shrine made me *gasp* – thanks for a chance at owning a piece of your art!

  33. Jo Johnson permalink
    June 8, 2012 12:54 AM

    The box is amazing. Nice work

  34. June 8, 2012 1:18 AM

    oh my…these are so creative…magnificent!

  35. Jess permalink
    June 8, 2012 1:28 AM

    Love your outside the box approach to the coasters! Awesome work!

  36. kemperneck permalink
    June 8, 2012 3:06 AM

    wow your work is just awesome. I love the bird projects the best. very nicely done.
    that mermaid shrine is just unbelieveable. I have never seen anything like that before. wow.
    thanks for sharing with us all and especially thank you for giving all of us readers a chance to win your awesome art pieces.

  37. June 8, 2012 4:47 AM

    Love all your wonderful bird art, such an amazing imagination…WOW

  38. June 8, 2012 7:26 AM

    Oh my, Love your art.

  39. Maggie Wihnyk permalink
    June 8, 2012 9:11 AM

    Rare treats one and all, space redefined as beauty. A treasure trove for us. спасибо

  40. Rena Matus permalink
    June 8, 2012 2:41 PM

    You are one creative and talented lady! I am in awe over your “Something to Crow About”
    book box. What a gorgeous piece of art! You have absolutely nothing to be nervous about.

  41. Michele permalink
    June 8, 2012 7:17 PM

    All of these pieces are lovely!!! I would be honored to own a piece of your art!!!

  42. June 8, 2012 9:52 PM

    Love the papers and the work also love the hop.

  43. Collette permalink
    June 9, 2012 10:18 AM

    Your pieces of art are fantastic. Thank you for sharing… Collette

  44. June 9, 2012 11:14 AM

    I didn’t know what to comment on – I loved all your projects! I think the bird house was my favorite.

  45. June 9, 2012 2:57 PM

    That collaged box is gorgeous!! The mermaid shrine is precious.

  46. NanaBeth W permalink
    June 9, 2012 9:50 PM

    You certainly belong on this design team-all of your creations are stunning.I always have an idea when I start out making something and it never ends up looking like what I had imagined.I am definitely going to get one of the cigar boxes to alter.You have totally inspired me.

  47. alice eads permalink
    June 10, 2012 12:31 AM

    the AS designers & seeing your different styles. Thanks to AS for this opportunity!

  48. alice eads permalink
    June 10, 2012 12:32 AM

    I enjoyed all of your peices, each one unique & lovely. It has been fun hopping between all

  49. June 10, 2012 7:59 AM

    What a lot of fun with the blog shop. Very inspiring.

    Sheila @

  50. Theresa Goldman permalink
    June 10, 2012 8:37 AM

    Wow what beautiful work…thank you for sharing….Theresa Goldman

  51. bobbie permalink
    June 10, 2012 9:36 AM

    I love your use of the spool and the vial as bases ` very clever! All 3 pieces are fabulous ~

  52. Lynn Stevens permalink
    June 10, 2012 10:09 AM

    Love your bird, just darling.
    What a great hop full of inspiration!

  53. June 10, 2012 10:11 AM

    Your artwork is exquisite — I am impressed!

    Happy creating,

  54. June 10, 2012 11:50 AM

    I love your use of color, especially pink! xo

  55. Enchantedcropper permalink
    June 10, 2012 11:51 AM

    I’m not sure my comment was processed! So Ill leave another just in case. I love your used of color, especially pink! xo

  56. July 18, 2012 6:15 PM

    Your blog is amazing..and your pieces are so original and stunning. wonderful art! beautiful.
    susan s.

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