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Online Workshops – Holiday Sale Ends Dec 4

All Online Workshops are 30% right now for my big annual Holiday Sale. Just use the coupon code holiday30 to save. Sale ends at 11:59pm ET tomorrow, December 4, 2022. Sign up, save, and start a new artistic learning adventure!!! Shop my Online Workshops here.

All my Artful Adventure workshops are included:

Also available are some collaborative workshops that I created with Birgit Koopsen and Marsha Valk:

For super value I recommend the Best of CJS mini bundles:

Learn some bookbinding techniques or image transfer techniques:

Bottom line is there are a lot of different ways that you can feed your artistic soul with the learning and inspiration that an online workshop can provide. Sign up for one today and enjoy a very special art experience.

Don’t forget, the Holiday Sale ends tomorrow, December 4 at 11:59pm ET. Save 30% on almost everything in the online shop! Coupon Code is holiday30 and cannot be used on gift certificates.

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Holiday Sale – Cyber Monday

It’s that time of year and this year we’re going BIG: 30% off everything in the shop including:

Rubber Stamps

Foam Stamps


Online Workshops


…and lots lots more too. Basically everything except gift certificates are eligible. Just use the coupon code holiday30 when you check out. The sale is while supplies last, cannot be combined with other coupons, and officially ends at 11:59pm ET on December 4, 2022.

Come look around the Online Shop and pick up some gifts for all the creatives on your list.

Here are some that I always love:

My nice chunky LOVE foam stamp, or how bout the Love rubber stamp? And everyone will have a blast making patterns with the Triple Play foam stamp set.

Just a few ideas ;) Come on in the Online Shop to see what’s left! Hurry hurry!

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Small Biz Saturday – 30% Off!!!

It’s Small Business Saturday: All Rubber Stamps and Stamp Sets are 30% off in my Online Shop! As part of my Holiday Sale, everything in the shop is 30% off through December 4. Yes EVERYTHING (except gift certificates of course) so now is the time to come in and support a little independent business :)

Here are some favorite rubber stamps in action. I can’t promise you that by the time you read this, they will still be available, you will just have to look and see.

Pattern lovers will go gaga over my Triangle Love Set. I think the possibilities just might be endless!

Like architecture or stamps that just remind you of home? Stroll Around the Block is your set.

Big fans of texture will want the Cardboard set. It’s got all kinds of grungy patterns to add to your mixed media adventures.

And there are many more sets and stamps to choose from!

Ready to start shopping the sale? Here is a link to the Online Shop. I hope you enjoy and can check some things off your list a little early this year. The sale ends at 11:59pm ET on December 4, 2022.

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Holiday Sale – 30% Off Stencils

My annual Holiday Sale is on in the Online Shop and everything (except gift certificates) is 30% off! Including all my different Stencils!

Here’s a little peek at some of those stencils in action. Hurry in though, this sale ends December 4 at 11:59pm ET and is only while supplies last :)

Art Deco Fairview with it’s lovely design sensibility and then Flower Maze with bold geometry…

Star Struck that is all about pattern and ATC Mixup that has 9 different patterns!

Or my 4×4″ stencils that although are petite, pack a big, beautiful punch like Buenos Aires or Park Blvd.

Come and shop the Stencils and all the other sections of my Online Shop too. Save 30% using the coupon code holiday30 and enjoy!

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Annual Holiday Sale – Shop & Save 30%

Everything must go!!! LOL I’m having my annual Holiday Sale and it’s a real event this year: 30% off everything in the shop. What does everything mean? EVERYTHING! Foam stamps, rubber stamps, artwork, prints, mugs, books, ink pads, and even online workshops!!!

Just use the coupon code holiday30 when you check out to save, while supplies last. You can’t combine the offer with other coupons, gift certificates are not included, and the sale ends at 11:59pm ET on December 4, 2022.

Pretty sweet deal though, right? I bet you had your eye on something for your own creative adventures but maybe also gifts for others too. Check out everything in the Online Shop here.

Need some ides? I’ve got Rubber Stamp sets like fan-fav Embroidery that includes a nice mix of stitch-inspired stamps. And of course my Stroll Through the Hood stamp sets – based on buildings and just fun little streetscape elements that I love.

Foam stamps like my Central Ave Positive Negative set and Brownstone – two winners for sure but there are lots of Foam Stamps to choose from in the shop.

Stencils like my Signals, Space Age Modern, my ATC Mixup and more for layering, backgrounds, pattern, visual texture, etc etc etc ;)

Online Workshops are part of the sale too: all your fav artist inspired Artful Adventures like Klimt, Warhol, Miro, Van Gogh and more. And my collaborative workshops like Beyond the Paper and Time Traveler. Treat yourself or another to an artistic learning experience.

Artwork is included in the sale – both giclee prints like my This Too Shall Pass and original paintings like Tacheles. Artwork is a pretty special gift imo.

So you get the idea – everything is included in this sale except gift certificates. Come, see, shop, and enjoy some special items that have been lovingly designed and created by an artist. Thank you so much for looking!

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Holiday Sale Ends TODAY

Don’t forget – my annual Holiday Sale in my Online Shop ends TODAY, Sunday November 21st at 11:59pm ET. We ran it a bit early this year to help you get a jump on holiday shopping AND in response to the difficulties with shipping.

So hurry in and shop with us through the end of the day to enjoy 25% off all physical products. Just use the coupon code HOHOHO25 when you check out.


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A Look Back – Holiday Projects

A Look Back – let’s get into the spirit of the season and recap some of my favorite holiday posts from years past. If you’re looking for creative and crafty ideas for holiday decorating, cards, and such, this is a handy list.

A Look Back is a blog series to show you some projects and posts that you may have missed – sometimes going WAY back in the archive. I think it will be fun to revisit a few ideas that we haven’t seen for a while. I’m excited to see how a little look back might inspire something new in the future :)

Hands down this was one of my favorite play dates ever! These rubber stamped, waterless snow globes were so fun to make and I still love displaying them each year around the holidays. We really got creative setting up the scenes with my Stroll Around the Block and Stroll Through the Hood stamps, along with some quirky miniature figures and trees. Love creating your own miniature world? This is for you!!! Here’s a link to the post.

Another winner was a card making play date we did by layering my stencils with Distress Oxide inks. So satisfying to see how different patterns worked together to create snowflake-like designs. Each one was unique, each one was beautiful. Here is the post where we show you our step by step method.

Remember these fresh looking tree cards from Creative Squad alum Jennifer Gallagher? She created trees using my Kassel and Flower Maze stencils, washi tape for the trunks, and then set them aglow with my Park Blvd stencil. I love the simple, modern look of these cards and you could really churn out a lot of variations in no time with her stencil and masking technique. Check it out.

Looking for something a little different for holiday cards? Creative Squad member Maura Hibbitts shared this card project with us last year and they still catch my eye. I love her color choices and how well they work with my Star StruckToledo, and Santiago 4×4 stencils. And using my Small Circle Jumble rubber stamps for the center is such a nice detail. Give it a try: here is Maura’s post.

Let’s not forget the ornaments! These festive examples from Creative Squad alum Nicole Watson utilize some simple blank ornaments, acrylic paint, a gelli plate, my Valley Road stencil and my Antique Tile foam stamp. Their rustic style makes me want to cozy up with my hubby and trim a tree. Here is how to make them.

I hope you enjoyed this look back on some seasonal holiday projects using stamps and stencils and will maybe make a few of your own too. Remember that right now we have our big annual Holiday Sale in the shop so it’s a nice time to pick up a few of the stamps or stencils that you see in the above post for 25% off – just use the coupon code HOHOHO25 when you check out. The sale runs through November 21, 2021. Here is a link to the shop.

Here are some of the supplies we used:

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Annual Holiday Sale is ON – Shop & Save!

It’s time for my Annual Holiday Sale to get things started for the holidays! My BIGGEST sale of the year begins today and you can save 25% off all physical products in my online shop now through Sunday, November 21st. We are encouraging you to shop EARLY this year because we all know that shipping is a bit slower these days than usual.

What’s included in the sale? Rubber stamps, stencils, foam stamps, original paintings, mugs, giclee prints, framed collages, ink pads, cardboard models, and much more are all 25% off – just use the coupon code HOHOHO25 when you check out.

Need some ides? I’ve got Rubber Stamp sets like fan-fav Embroidery that includes a nice mix of stitch-inspired stamps. And of course how about some LOVE – if you’re feeling warm and fuzzy this time of year then that stamp pretty much sums it up :)

Are you digging Foam Stamps just as much as we are? The Triple Play set is super fun for making patterns and how about some of my building stamps like Church to create cards and ornaments.

All my Stencils are part of the sale too so take a look around – there are patterns and designs that range from geometric to grungy to historical inspired motifs.

I also have a section in my shop called Favorite Art Supplies where you will find some nifty items like Moonlight Duo ink pads, Boundless Brooklyn cardboard models, and the StampBuddy. Check that stuff out HERE.

Need a unique gift idea this year for that amazing host or hostess or that family member who is hard to shop for? I have one word for you: Artwork! Whether it’s a print, a small framed collage, or an original painting, nothing is quite so special as a gift that can be hung on the wall. Check out my artwork in the shop here.

Ready to start shopping the sale? Here is a link to the Online Shop. I hope you enjoy and can check some things off your list a little early this year. The sale ends at 11:59pm ET on Sunday, November 21st. Use the coupon code HOHOHO25 and hurry hurry – items are going fast and some artwork is one-of-a-kind so when it is gone… it is gone :)

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