Sunday, July 26, 2009

New Releases

Just popping in to let you know new releases are up and ready to go at StarvingArtistamps.com!

Here's a peek at what's new:

DoodleFactory:Into The Woods


DoodleFactory:Prehistoric


Tracey is even giving away everything you see above to one lucky winner. The drawing ends this Tuesday, so act quickly and find out how to enter [at the company blog here].

Monday, July 20, 2009

Felt Frozey



I made my first DoodleFactory feltie! Actually I made it a few weeks ago, but I wanted to give it to Kathy D. who I got to meet in person last Thursday! (Kathy made the card in the background and sent it to me earlier this year). My felt Frozey wasn't perfect, but I hope to get the hang of making my own creatures eventually.

This summer is flying by. I almost didn't realize it because June was so cool and un-summerlike, but the heat finally kicked on and boy is it broiling. We went up to San Francisco for the weekend and even though I was cold through most of the trip (it sure is breezy there), I still came back with a sunburn.

And guess what I came back to in the mail? DoodleFactory® is now a registered trademark! Phew, the entire process took seven months and I had to pay a small chunk of change for this golden seal of approval, but at least I saved a couple hundred$$ by reading the small print and filing myself. If anyone is thinking of stealing the DoodleFactory name, just
don't. The US Trademark Office has my back. :)

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Classic Decor

Welcome to the next stop on the StarvingArtistamps/DoodleFactory: Classic Decor Blog Hop. (Woah, that's a mouthful!) If you're on track, you probably jumped here from Natasha Trupp's blog. But if you're lost and want to start at the very beginning, head back to the company blog where you'll find the entire blog-hop path PLUS information on the 3-Day special going on at StarvingArtistamps.com. In addition to all the eye candy you'll see along the way, you don't want to miss out on the secret blog candy hidden in one of the stops.

Now onto my contribution to the hop. Playing with this set felt like playing with a 2D Doll House, and I found myself having fun moving the pieces in infinite configurations. I aspired to make one long accordion-style card with every last image in it, but I was feeling a bit rusty and had to reign in my compositions to include just a few stamps to showcase.


As you can see, the style of this set is a bit of a departure from any of our previous releases. There are two new characters in the set, and my boyfriend informed me that they don't look like my "usual" work. I purposely made them more "refined" to go with this "refined" set of furniture...however, I think the good ole DoodleFactory fans will find these images will still work quite well with any of the DF sets.

Both of my cards combine some of the old with some of the new. On top, I used Ambrose, the chaise lounge, pillows, cuckoo clock and frames from the Classic Decor set. The portrait wall is made up of a half-dozen mini-Yapples from the original Creatures Set.

Below, Banjo from the Valentine Remix set is having coffee with his newest neighbor, Ms. Poose. I thought the wainscotting made a pretty good bar when fitted with bark-paper slats, and the side table doubled as a cat stool. See? Versatile!



Anyway, I won't take up much more of your time because there's still plenty of blog hop to go! Next, please point your mice in the direction of our very special guest designer and DoodleFactory's biggest cheerleader: Dawn Mercedes!

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Today in L.A.

Mike and I were two of the 20,000 people who "won" tickets to the Michael Jackson Memorial today. I threw our names into the lottery on a whim, mostly because we live within walking distance of the Staples Center, but also because I have a knack for winning random things and was fairly convinced I'd get this. On Sunday, we both got rejection emails...but on Monday the Powers That Be changed their minds and decided to give me two tickets afterall.


There's so much media coverage and I'm sure you all can't get away from the memorial as it is, so I'll just say it was a touching ceremony and I'm glad we were there.

Now back to our regularly scheduled programming! The long-awaited DoodleFactory reveal happens TOMORROW. You'll want to head to starvingartistamps.blogspot.com at 8am PST for the kick off of our 2nd ever blog hop. I haven't seen any of the design team's project so I'm just as anxious as anyone to see what's in store.