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An Odd Bird + Giveaway (And Hearts & Flowers FREE Kit!)

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Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. But you can try searching on the same names (as links below) on the new site.

I love the color palette in this new kit! I saw those silly birds on the Curiosity – Intrigue Scrapbook Paper and thought… hm, I can do something with that! And one thing led to another, and now there’s An Odd Bird Kit.

I designed a New! collage sheet specifically for this kit: An Odd Bird Inchies Collage Sheet that has a mix of birds (in clothes and hats) and humans because I thought you could interpret “an old bird” to mean an actual bird or an eccentric person (and quite a few of the Design Team samples include people who have moved into the birdhouses included in the kit).

Plus I’ve included the New! Spanish Crowns Collage Sheet, that has tons of vintage crowns in various sizes. And the lovely Finches Collage Sheet as the colors are just perfect for this set.

An Odd Bird Kit also includes a Chipboard Birdhouse Shape (actually, 3 of them) and a gorgeous New! Copper Dresden Border Sampler Set. Plus 3 nice, big, full-size (and beautiful!) scrapbook papers (see below for more photos).

Plus there are lots of extra goodies below that would be fun trims for this kit or just (!) gorgeous papers from the Curiosity and Looking Glass collections to included in your stash.

And, in honor of this theme, I’ve put the ENTIRE Birds Theme On Sale! That’s a HUGE section with everything from charms and embellishments to paper pads and collage sheets!

Check out the fun artwork by the Design Team on this page (or more in the Gallery).

And, An Odd Bird is also the theme of the related swap that Design Team Member Caroline Ouzts-Hay is hosting! More specs on the swap are on the Yahoo Group.

AND, see below for info about the FREE Gift Kit announced on Thursday’s newsletter that’s still available! And today’s An Odd Bird Giveaway!

 Thursday Newsletter Recap FREE Gift Kit and… ALL Dresden Scraps On Sale!

Don’t Forget Thursday’s Newsletter

(And who won that Giveaway?)

Mixed Size Butterflies Dresden Scraps

New and On Sale!

Hearts & Flowers FREE Gift Kit

An exclusive Alpha Stamps’ mini kit of (mainly) pink papers, shiny beads & a brass heart charm — in time for Valentine’s Day projects (and/or to cheer you up in the midst of Winter).


 Rhea’s been published!

Design Team Member Rhea Freitag has been published in by Just Steampunk!

Rhea achieved a lot of different textures with Silver Gilders Paste, like adding it to the Thin Fleur Dresden Borders that border the box.

Read More

Tim Holtz Birdcage
Tim Holtz Birdcage On Sale!


 February 6th Update: An Odd Bird
 Giveaway Winner is Roxanne!

Hooray! An Odd Bird Giveaway!

Miz Meghan looked at all the artwork the Design Team created using the New! February 2014 Kit – An Odd Bird and (appropriately) added more Poe collage sheets (and black trims)! (Plus one of the kits is in the Giveaway package, too!)

That snippet from Nevermore at right is by by Design Team Member Kristin Batsel.

Here’s the full list (with photos and links) of all the goodies in the Giveaway (tons of stuff… like the little dragonfly and hands Nichola included in her artwork, and the Medium Wooden Finials used as a stand for Lora’s Fancy Place Card Holder).

To enter the An Odd Bird Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or Monday (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, February 3, 2014).

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via So make sure to check back to see who won! And check your mailbox on Thursday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Posted by Leslie, February 2nd, 2014

176 responses to “An Odd Bird + Giveaway (And Hearts & Flowers FREE Kit!)”

  1. Evelyn Valencia says:

    Love the kit! thanks for the chance at winning. E. Valencia

  2. Russell says:

    Nevermore never, always more forever!

  3. Linda says:

    I find this giveaway oddly enticing!

  4. Bats and Edgar Allen Poe what more could a poor girl hope for

  5. Melanie says:

    Great kit, this made me want to say “Never more” and “hoot hoot”. Feeling very birdie.

  6. Conchi says:

    I love ALL the kits! This month I am turning 40 and I need a beautiful present…ehem…

  7. Ritva Karhunen says:

    Birds and oddities, cool, I’d love that.

  8. Heather C. says:

    All of your giveaways are so clever!

    I *love* the steampunk project!!!

  9. Kathleen Jones says:

    Birds are the word. Hope I win!

  10. Really great giveaway!! Once again! 🙂

  11. Rose says:

    So many exciting new things to look at. Great inspiration!

  12. Holly Day says:

    Poe is awesome–nice to see a giveaway featuring him!

  13. Traci says:

    Great giveaway-hope to win!

  14. joann west says:

    I love birdies, and Poe, what a lovely giveaway.

  15. MargieD says:

    Another great giveaway! I love those birds and the crowns. Thanks, Margie

  16. Kathy Bumb says:

    This is so spring oriented – love it and love your store!

  17. Gloria Stafford says:

    Odd Birds, indeed! Love it!

  18. Jen says:

    Wow! I love this. The collage sheets are beautiful…hope to win!

  19. Ann C says:

    Love this theme,Odd Birds. 🙂

  20. THIS kit looks da lish us!!!!!!!!!
    are we not ALL ODD BIRDS? HO!

  21. KIM says:

    What a great give away.
    I always wanted to do something with a Poe theme.

  22. Phoebe Diamond says:

    That looks incredibly wonderful. I think I could create some fun things with those materials.

  23. Jennifer says:

    you guys are awesome and I love that there are 2 giveaways a week!

  24. so many lovely little curiositites in this giveaway! love them all!

  25. Jeannie says:

    So happy I discovered your website!! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

  26. Nancy Schlis says:

    Love all the elements. Makes me think spring is just around the corner!

  27. Carrie Monnier-Cummings says:

    Love Rep’s steampunk creation! And what a great giveaway! What was used to make the mask for Mr. Poe? The bat wings? Love it!

  28. I’m bit of an odd bird, perhaps birds of a feather will flock together in a win!

  29. Robin Parker says:

    My nickname is Bird…I need this kit…what fun, thanks again for all the great ideas!

  30. Diane Robinson says:

    Steampunk inspiration is amazing….would love to add to my odd {bird} style creations ..

  31. Wendy says:

    I love birds – even the odd ones! Great giveaway yet again. Thx for the chance to win!

  32. Deb Neerman says:

    I am a huge Steampunk and ‘Poe’ fan and would LOVE to add these amazing products to my stash! Thank you SO much for the opportunity!!

  33. Florence says:

    Poe, one of my favorites!

  34. judy golden says:

    Birds have always been an interest to me, we would go owl hunting to watch them in there natural habitat, so fun.

  35. Maria says:

    Who can resist the combination of Poe and birds?

  36. Gilda says:

    Great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win it.

  37. Sue Irvine says:

    You have the greatest give aways! Is it my lucky day? Thanks for the chance and the great artistry of Alpha Stamps.

  38. Laura says:

    Really awesome, thank you for the chance to win!

  39. Jen R says:

    Odd birds are right up my alley! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  40. Karen Crowder says:

    You keep coming up with great giveaways. It would, however, be very “odd” for me to win!

  41. Noreen says:

    I like the odd bird people on the inchies collage sheet!

  42. Kris Gruben says:

    Wonderful ideas with this giveaway!

  43. Grama jan says:

    Love the birds! And with spring somewhere in the future, I could get really inspired with this great Bird Kit! Thank you for your fabulous ideas and products.

  44. Cindy Fitch says:

    I already have ideas what to create if I win. Thanks for another great giveaway!

  45. Stacia says:

    Ready for the birds of Spring!

  46. Virginia S says:

    Love this kit! The birds, the crowns, everything is just begging for creativity to strike!

  47. Melanie says:

    Thanks for the chance to win such an inspiring kit: Poe, birds and flowers – lovely!

  48. Ronda Liebert says:

    Very nice giveaway – I hope I win!

  49. Karen says:

    Love this giveaway – hope you pick me

  50. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    This giveaway is NOT for the birds. It is for me.

  51. Lorna says:

    This looks like great fun, Poe gives it just the right twist.

  52. you guys have amazing give aways..hope to win!

  53. Patricia Alexander says:

    Birds are my peeps! Stunning, gorgeous and so much fun! Great ideas.

  54. Shannon C. says:

    That grinning, mustachioed man just slays me. Thanks for all of the inspiration!

  55. Sara P. says:

    This kit is great!!! You never fail us!! Thank you!

  56. Juanita Murray says:

    Another GREAT! giveaway kit.

  57. Barb says:

    Great Idea!! and ummmm I am an odd bird myself!

  58. Nancy Stone says:

    Thanks for the chance to win. I love birds, as long as they don’t fly at me.

  59. Lorna Dufrane says:

    Feathered friends, what fun!

  60. Luanne Shoup says:

    I love birds! odd or even, makes no difference, love them all!

  61. Lori Wilczek says:

    Love! Love! This Give Away!!

  62. Beth Jones says:

    Oh!! How Tweet!! Smiles

  63. Suzanne Stockinger says:

    Love the bords what more can I say

  64. Mary Mac says:

    Oddly wonderful, Love it

  65. Suzanne Stockinger says:

    Should say birds

  66. Lou Anne says:

    I love this one! Thanks for the chance to win!

  67. karenladd says:

    Love bird images and this is a great kit! Pretty birds, odd birds…I like them all!

  68. Susan Gunter says:

    This one is cool!

  69. Kathie says:

    One can only hope a kit like that fly’s my way 🙂

  70. Vickie says:

    Birds of a feather flock together! What a lovely flock!

  71. Laura says:

    Love it! What a great collection of items, thank you for the chance!

  72. Emily N. says:

    Love Poe and steampunk! Great giveaway!

  73. Roxanne says:

    Oh….so coool! I Love All things BIRDS! Would seriously Love to win this stash! Oh random dot org thingy…please pick me! 😉

  74. Karen N says:

    Birds and Poe…what could possibly be better! This is a great kit. It would be so great to win…thanks for the opportunity.

  75. Terry says:

    What an interesting mix of products. I could do some crazy things…

  76. carol says:

    this swap is really inspiring me to get really creative around the theme odd birds

  77. julie F. says:

    Beautiful colors and designs!


  78. Sandy Holva says:

    I, myself, am an odd bird!

  79. Willow says:

    Pick me pick me! Poe and birds could you ask for anything more?

  80. april says:

    What a great kit! I love birds and Poe!

  81. vivienne says:

    Quoth the raven” yes please; pick me”

  82. Karen says:

    Right up my tree! (alley) Would love to have this awsome collection of stuff!!

  83. love everything Poe! great giveaway!

  84. A totally fabulous kit full of odd birds of all kinds – love it.

  85. Me Pugh says:

    Oh, I heard of odd duck but this bird takes the cake!

  86. Diane Dainis says:

    Beautiful, beautiful giveaway. Love the birds. Just my style.

  87. Diane Douglas says:

    All the wonderful possibilities, just love this new Give Away. Thanks so much for a chance to win.

    Take care,

  88. Terry McMullen says:

    Love the odd birds! Would love to win it.

  89. Scarlet says:


  90. Jo Ellen says:


  91. Leslie Hanson says:

    Some would consider me an Odd Bird!

  92. LOL, love that mustached fellow, he is hilarious! Wonderful giveaway and I’d love to be entered and congratulations to Rhea, fabulous box! Deb

  93. Donna says:

    Nobody makes kits like y’all! They never fail to entertain and delight me and make me eager to use them.

  94. Ginger Benedict says:

    I am just in awe of these giveaways. Such wonderful goodies. Love the projects that the girls make!

  95. Lana says:

    oh, I hope this flies my way!

  96. 2amscrapper says:

    What a fabulous idea to make an “odd bird” kit and include Poe. I’d love to win this! Helene

  97. Teresa Currie says:

    Your odd bird inchies collage is a riot!! Love the pumpkin pods, the chipboard birdhouse shape and the fleur de lis and dragonfly charms. Fun!!

  98. Sandy says:

    The joy of being an odd “bird”.

  99. Thalia Kottke says:

    I so love birds, thanks for the chance to win.

  100. Blair Lowery says:

    Love the selection, so many ideas.

  101. sheila AR says:

    Very fun–the birds are starting to return to MS now, can never have too many bird friends!

  102. I like this one a lot!

  103. Darlene Propp says:

    Oh, I LOVE the odd bird collection, and Poe is fabulous. I would so love to do something with this. Thanks for the chance to win!

  104. Tory Willson says:

    My imagination is racing ! Love this idea, thanks for the chance!!

  105. Mary McElroy says:

    “By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes…”

    Love this giveaway!

  106. coco says:

    Love love love this giveaway, fabulous!!! Thanks for the chance to win.

  107. Mary Toriello says:

    Poe…. Birds… What could be better!!!

  108. Nellie Cotnam says:

    thank you great offer – I hope I win

  109. Lynn Fox says:

    Fantastic giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

  110. angelic says:

    Great kit! I love the birds.

  111. SharonB says:

    Nicely done on the box Rhea. I always love the giveaways here!!!

  112. Myownplace says:

    I AM an odd bird! I hope you pick me! thanks for the chance to win.

  113. Linda Ellis says:

    Super kit! I love birds!

  114. LoriSW says:

    Wow, this should be a fun kit!

  115. Lori Devoux says:

    Love Love Love!!! Keeping my fingers crossed.

  116. Pam S says:

    This kit is beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!

  117. Liane Ceglar says:

    LOVE….LOVE THIS !!!!!! Another great Giveaway…thanks for the opportunity !!!
    Liane 🙂

  118. Julie Loeschke says:

    What a great kit! Would love to win!

  119. Judy Ross says:

    Would just love to win this!!

  120. Joan Burdorff says:

    I’m a bird of a different color.Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

  121. michele s says:

    i love an odd bird! thanks for the cool giveaway! xo

  122. Jackie says:

    Great giveaway! And I’m all about Odd Birds!

  123. Marilyn H says:

    Congratulations to Rhea!

    Great giveaway.

  124. Sue Day says:

    Wow! Another fatalistic giveaway and great ideas. I hope the birds migrate to me.

  125. Carmen Willis says:

    Love your Steampunk Mailbox Rhea! Great picks for this Giveaway…Hope I win!

  126. Honey says:

    Love love love the new kit!

  127. Analia says:

    I Love this kit! Hope I Win it! Thanks for the giveaway, but i don t know if it’s international…..anyway… Regards.

  128. Janet Turner says:

    What a bright beautiful giveaway!

  129. Christine Kurman says:

    I too love birds…I usually gave a bird or a birdcage somewhere I my paper crafting. I would love to own a set of the Odd Birds…they would fit very well in my household…thanks for always offering a chance to win.

  130. Carol Slowik says:


  131. Hedgehogi says:

    The bird kit is beautiful! I love the steampunk mailbox project. at gmail dot com

  132. P boszko says:

    Great kit! Great giveaway!

  133. LoisC says:

    Great kit….thanks for the opportunity to win it!

  134. Diane Boom says:

    Love Poe and steam punk. This would be great to work with.

  135. HawaiianLibrarian says:

    Odd Bird collection of goodies is too fabulous. Mahalo for assembling and for the op to win.

  136. Sandi Cotroneo says:

    Such an “oddly” enchanting giveaway!! 🙂

  137. Donna Meyers says:

    Those delighful birds and bird spirited item would be excellent on my jounaling pages. Thank you

  138. Debra Gibson says:

    Would love the chance to win this giveaway! Maybe it’s my lucky day !

  139. Brenda Lubrant says:

    Oh, I just love birds. I would love to create some lovely projects with this kit.

  140. Sylvia L. says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win another beautiful giveaway.

  141. Pam Weiler says:

    I love this giveaway. I hope I win. Thank you for your generosity.

  142. Kathy says:

    This combination of things would be fun to plat with.

  143. Jeanne Kelly says:

    Beautiful bird images in this new kit! Thanks for the chance to win!

  144. Roberta S. says:

    What a great giveaway!! Thanks for the chance to win some really cool stuff. And a huge CONGRATS to Rhea Freitag for being published. How cool is that?!!


    Beautiful . . . I hope I win this time.

  146. Gerri herbst says:

    Not really so odd. What a fun giveaway.

  147. Helen Potter says:

    Great kit!

  148. Michelle B. says:

    You REALLY do have fun creating these gve aways, don’t you? Alpha never ceases to amaze!!!!! TOTALLY impressive steampunk malbox!
    Congrats on the publication, Rhea, and to Alpha, as well, for being such a great company!

  149. angi eharis says:

    tx for the chance to win some of your awesome goodies that i usually am drooling over!! aloha, angi in hana

  150. Gigi Jordan says:

    Another fun way to stir the imagination! Thanks, Gigi

  151. Would LOVE to win one of your fabulous giveaways ~ this kit rocks 🙂

  152. Ann says:

    Love the Odd Bird theme and all the awesome goodies–including the eccentric Poe!–in this week’s giveaway!

  153. Rabbit says:

    What an odd set of birds! Love this kit

  154. Pat says:

    Great kit would love to win it

  155. Janet says:

    Love the Poe theming! and the ‘odd’ pieces.

  156. Jo says:

    Halloween in February! I love it!!!

  157. Amanda Miller says:

    So pretty.Thanks for a chance to win 🙂

  158. maxine says:

    love the bird theme….hope to be the very happy winner.. thanks

  159. Diana Kelly says:

    Thank you for the lovely giveaway. Love the combinations.

  160. Pat Sayre McCoy says:

    The birds with the crowns are so cute. Please pick me for this give-away.

  161. Deborah Emmons says:

    This give away makes my heart sing! I’d love to fly away with this prize!

  162. AKastan says:

    Who doesn’t love birds. Steampunk and Halloween possibilities abound. Cudos to miz Meghan who put the kit together. Thanks for the chance to win.

  163. Paulette Akagi says:

    So many fun elements to play with…wonderful giveaway.

  164. M. C. Sparks says:

    I am an odd bird…so love this kit!

  165. Gail Klein says:

    What an amazing giveaway!!!! Perfect for this odd bird!!!

  166. I always love it !!!!! keeping my fingers crossed !

  167. LeAnn A says:

    Odd birds are the best kind of birds.

  168. Wendy says:

    Another fun Kit to play with, yippee!

  169. Alexandra says:

    Love the birds and Spanish crowns! So fun to see what you all will do next. :):)

  170. Marcia says:

    Darling birds. just darling!

  171. Susan H says:

    Looks like some great goodies in this one.

  172. Karen Mallory says:

    Love this kit! Would be fun to win!

  173. yvette leblanc says:

    Love it !!!