Wednesday, July 18, 2018


No pics or tutorial today, just an aha moment! Okay, talk about feeling stupid!!! Long story short...a friend of mine said she left me a comment yesterday. I thought that was strange as I haven't had any comments on my blog since May. I chalked it up to everybody is finally sick of me, but after no comments in June and July, my self worth was starting to come into play. With so many social media outlets now, I figured people were just using Instragram to comment as it's so popular now, and since its inception my blog comments have been low anyway. Well...I went into my settings, and everything was the same, as I have comments sent to my email for moderation to keep the spam away, but under comments in the design section there was an unpublished comment button. I click it, and low and behold a zillion comments awaiting moderation since 2014, and several since May. Albeit, 95% were spam, but also my regulars awaiting to be published. Talk about feeling special instantly!!! ;0) I guess with the new European laws, (hope I have complied correctly) blogger has changed it up, and me not being or looking for the KNOW just didn't know it. This got me to thinking some of you might be in the same boat, as I've commented on several days old posts on some of you, and it read you had no comments either which I found strange. So if that is you, go to your unpublished comments and see.  Anyway, food for thought, and of course a big THANK YOU to those who still comment on blogs. I am so bad about it in the summer months, but I'll be around I promise! Hugs everyone!!!

I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

New Holiday Collection Stamps - July Cont.

Hi everyone! Here are some more samples from my Artful Maven Holiday Collection Stamp Series for July from WeCraft. These were super simple to make and fast too! The first two were just paper piercing and inking, using the Tim Holtz Paper Stash Motif Resist and Distress Ink. I just inked over the resist images, wiped off the ink from the resist, tore the paper, and layered it together. All stamping was done in Jet Black Archival from Ranger. The last set are just drops of Alcohol Ink onto Translucent Yupo Paper, and then the butterflies were stamped on...that's it.

Hope you like, and enjoy the rest of your July!!! 

I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon! 

Sunday, July 01, 2018

New Holiday Collection Stamps - July

Happy July everyone, and Happy 4th of July to my American peeps! It's so hard for me to focus, create, and especially blog during the summer months with the kids home and so much going on. I do apologize for not being around, but maybe that's why the phrase "Lazy days of summer.", came around...for people like me. I can't wait for school to be back in and I can get back to a regular schedule! ;0)  I'm a bad mom! Anyway, here are two samples from my July set of the Holiday Collection Stamp Series from WeCraft. I'll have a few more samples from this set later on in the month, but these are for the holiday this week. Enjoy and be safe out there this week!
July Set - 9 Images
For the background on these, I used an older Paper Stash from Tim Holtz, Motif this stack of Kraft and White papers! I inked over both designs with Distress Ink and misted with water, and cleaned off the resist areas. I stamped the images on Specialty Stamping Paper from Ranger with Jet Black Archival, cut them out, then stitched around everything, and finally colored the images in with Pitt Pens from Faber-Castell.
Thanks for looking, and have a super holiday week!

I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!