Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Some's Better Then None

As its so beautiful outside lately I am so happy you took a few moments out to stop by and check out my new stamp releases, very much appreciated!

These 2 lovely ladies were just added to the shop today....
Buy #205  HERE

Buy #204 HERE

I have also been adding a few to the shop here and there since the last release on the first of April....

Buy # 200 HERE

Buy # 203 HERE

That is it for new stamp releases til the first of May, however if you join my new FB Group you will be first to know when I do add new stamps between releases!

Before you go though I would love to share a couple of things with you!

First of all have you caught my newest video?

We just started a brand new "Spring" themed Challenge on the stamp blog!  Wouldn`t Skylar and her friends back at the start of this post be perfect?  No matter what stamp you use I would LOVE to see your spring themed creations!  My new DT has been busy creating some beautiful pieces to inspire you so please do stop by and check them out, you wont be disappointed, promise! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Lizzy xo

Thursday, April 9, 2015

We Are Just Days Away

From the Annual Canadian Seal Slaughter

My Design Team has been busy creating so many beautiful card samples with my "Save the Seals" Digital Stamp Set I just couldn't wait to show them off!

and remember....

100% of the funds from the sale of this Stamp Set goes directly to IFAW as we work together to try and end this horrific waste of life!

"According to IFAW, the seal hunt – cited as an important economic driver by the Tory government – costs taxpayers approximately $7 million per year, adding that 35 countries have banned the import of non-Aboriginal seal products, and that the seasonal, part-time practice creates a massive amount of waste."

Samples created by Oddball DT Member Granne

Sample created by Oddball DT Member Naz

“Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a horrific waste that has no place in modern society,” says IFAW’s Sheryl Fink in the news release. “When seals from the commercial seal hunt are killed, they are not eaten and the whole animal is not used. Over 90 per cent of seals killed are for fur – they are skinned and their bodies are thrown back in to the ocean or left to rot on the ice.”

Sample created by Oddball DT Member Bettina

 Sample created by Oddball DT Member Elaine

Sample created by Oddball DT Member Elena
“The commercial seal hunt has been declining since 2006, and data from the 2014 hunt indicate that it is at one of the lowest points in history,” Fink says. “People do not want seal products, and there are 35 countries around the world that now ban them. The commercial seal hunt is unnecessary, and it’s time to transition sealers out of it.”

Sample created by Oddball DT Member Andrea

Sample created by Oddball DT Member Naz

By simply purchasing this Seal Digital Stamp Set YOU can make a  big difference!  Every single dollar from the sale of this set goes directly to IFAW!  So why not Save a Seal & Make some Art, you can't go wrong!  The set now comes with a full page of sentiments to go with the 4 different seals for the same low price of only $3.75usd!!!!
click HERE to buy!

I will be back soon to share more seal inspiration!  Don't forget that our monthly Themed Blog Challenge going on til the 14th of April has the theme "For A Cause" so how perfect would a card made with these stamps be!!!! 


~Lizzy xo

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Oddball Art Co. Presents....


Canadian Seals need our help! 


That's how many baby harp seals the Canadian fisheries minister has said that sealers will be allowed to bludgeon or shoot to death this year. These sensitive, social animals will be horrifically killed—often while other seals watch and wail in terror. Seals can be legally killed in Canada when they're just weeks old, and most will be stripped of their skin before they reach 3 months of age.

I could continue on for pages and pages about the atrocities committed each and every year here in Canada but that would get very depressing and make me sad and you sad and then there will be crying involved and we dont want that,  so lets keep this a happy place and I will give you some links at the bottom of this post to explore on your own time. I warn  you to prepare youself for what you will see if you click these links, it is graphic, horrific but worst of all it IS HAPPENING!  We cannot turn a blind eye to these atrocities, we need to stand up and be a voice for these innocent beings that cant speak for or defend themselves against humanity!  

Over the coming weeks the Oddball Design Team will be creating all kinds of fun samples to inspire you with, using my SAVE THE SEALS DIGITAL STAMP SET 100% of proceeds from the sale of this stamp set will continue to be donated to IFAW's Canadian Seal Campaign!  Thanks to all of the hard work so far the hunt is currently at one of its lowest points in history, successfully closing markets for seal products in the European Union and Russia, we need to continue to ensure that new markets do not open up elsewhere in the world and keep up the fight til it is officially illegal to murder a seal here in Canada!
Check out the Thermometer on the right to see how much money we have raised so far!

100% of funds from the purchase of this Seal Stamp Set will be donated to IFAW 

My DT Member Granne not only has created some beautiful cards with these stamps but she also created a "Sealed with a Kiss" sentiment that you can download for FREE from her blog! So be sure to stop by there and scoop that up as well as check out her fabulous makes! 

If you do create a project with these Seal Images do not forget to enter it in this months Oddball Stamps Blog Challenge as the theme is "For A Cause" and entries will be accepted thru til April 14th at 10pm est.  #OddballartChallenge

I will be back on April 30th to share with you all of the fun projects that my team came up with over the coming weeks, as well as make the announcement of how many funds we are able to raise between now and then (you can keep an eye on that by watching the thermometer above and its also posted to the right on this blog.

and best of all after finding out just how passionate my design team members are about animals as I am (awesome sauce!) This is only the first of many of this type of event to come!  

So when I come back on April 30th I will also announce what animal we will be "saving" next. (we are currently voting on it lol)

Here are those links I was talking about earlier....

Thank you for stopping by today!  
 Lizzy xo  

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Insiders Guide to Oddball Arts Brand New Stamp Releases

Hello Oddballs!

I have lots of "NEW" to share with you today!
  • New Stamp Releases
  • New Design Team
  • New Shop Section
  • New Stamp Product Line
Hmmm where should I start?  Lets start with introducing you to my brand new Design Team as you will be seeing a lot of their work done with the new releases!  So click HERE to meet the new team but make sure you come right back or you'll miss out on some really cool stuff! :)

Ok lets go to the "new shop section" and "new product line" next because those 2 things kind of go together.  If you've been to the Oddball Art Co. Etsy Shop in the last couple of days then you may have noticed the new shop section called DIGITAL DOLLAR BIN.   This is where you will find digital downloads all for $1 or less and this is where you will also find my new stamp product line called Oddball Stamps Elements these are stamp extras that coordinate with most big eye girl and zombie stamps in my shop.  i.e. "stack of books" or a "whimsical bird" and much much more.... and the best part is they will never be more then one single $1!  Some Elements may come in a stamp set with a girl and if this is the case the link will be included in the description so you have the option to buy the whole set or just the Element.   I will be adding to this section over the coming weeks so you wont have to wait for release day for these new stamps!

Finally April 1 New Stamp Releases are already available in the SHOP and my fabulous DT has been busy creating some amazing samples to inspire you with these new stamps! I hope you enjoy...



ELEMENTS - Sweet Tweets #196

ELEMENTS - Sweet Chirps #197

ELEMENTS - 6 Pack #191
(also comes included in stamp set #190 Kaylees Big Bash)

Ok I think that about covers it for today, dont forget to check the DIGITAL DOLLAR BIN often for new Elements being added weekly if not daily!

If  you enjoy what you're seeing from my new DT members please take a moment to stop by their personal art blogs to show some love!

Do you have any stamp ideas that I haven't created yet? post them in the comments below and you may just see it in the next release!  FYI - If you do post a stamp idea in the comments and I use your idea I will provide you with a coupon code to get that stamp at 50% OFF!

We just started a brand new Facebook Challenge today! The theme "Anything Goes" with an Oddball Stamp image or Oddball Art for Whimsy Stamps rubber stamp image and you could win 1 or more of the 9 FREE DIGITAL STAMPS we are giving away this and every month in the Oddball Stamps FB Group