Working with the whimsical images in the Odd Bird Planet stamp line, launched by Johanna Hatlestad in June of 2006, is an ongoing delight! This stamp line, available mounted or unmounted, is chock full of adorable creatures, such as tiny chicks, birds, cats, and my personal favorite, owls. There are even pirate owls - "ahoy thar matey" - how fabulous is that!
Each character is given wonderful facial expressions and almost all are dressed in fascinating garb. The line of chick stamps covers an amazing range of images from a "just married" chick to a BBQ chick...and you can select from a myriad of accessories to pair them with, such as purses, shoes, hats, and the tiniest BBQ grill you've ever seen! The creative ideas one can come up with using these images are endless!
One of the newest releases includes a lovable group of gnomes. Sleeping gnomes, gnomes in a teacup, three gnomes in a boat (rub-a-dub-dub, three gnomes in a tub...Sorry, I couldn't resist!) And as suspected, those happy gnomes also come with their own line of accessories from leaf hammocks to mushroom houses.
But that's not all...how about a complete line of fancy fruit and confectionery goodness? There are strawberry carriages - perfect for a tiny princess chick - oranges, limes, cherries, and stacks of cakes and cupcakes. Even a complete set of baking accessories, such as an oven, mixing bowls and spoons! There's still more...
One of my favorite sets of images are the large floral images, beautiful floral borders, and trees. Johanna has also created a wonderful selection of frames and sentiments. The sentiments are another one of my favorite parts of the line. You can pick from a simple "happy birthday", offered in different font types and sizes, to (one of my all time favs) "I don't do mornings." I almost have a hard time purchasing the images because there are so many fantastic phrases, many that pair up perfectly with the adorable birds and owls, such as "how tweet of you." There is also a line of sentiments in French and Dutch!
There are so many possibilities at available at Odd Bird Planet for stampers seeking a unique and fun line of stamp images. You can purchase Odd Bird Planet stamps at their online store. A wonderful gallery is also available for those wishing to see what can be created using the images and this past year a Wiki was created, where you can read all about the lives of the creatures who live on Odd Bird Planet.
I am thrilled to share with you that Odd Bird Planet has donated two baskets packed full of stamps as a door prize for the Stamp NE event! A huge thank you to Odd Bird Planet for their generosity! Everyone else...go check out those stamps...you may not know what you've been missing!