Stamp Carving

Friends, there continues to be so much amazing stamp carving being shared! You have to check out the amazing work you can see at the #CarveDecember hashtag. Today I am sharing what I made for days 16-21 as well as some samples of the beautiful artwork being posted online. Day 16 - Glam Here's mine: And two I love (all of the images I love are pulled from instagram - if you're reading this in your email and can't see them, click HERE): Day 17 - Secret Here's mine: And two I love: Day 18 - Karma Here's mine: And... Read more →


Friends, there continues to be so much amazing stamp carving being shared! You have to check out the amazing work you can see at the #CarveDecember hashtag. Today I am sharing what I made for days 9-15 as well as some samples of the beautiful artwork being posted online. Day 9 - Jovial Here's mine: And two I love (all of the images I love are pulled from instagram - if you're reading this in your email and can't see them, click HERE): Day 10 - Round Here's mine: And two I love: Day 11 - Fantastical Here's mine: And... Read more →


Friends, there is so much amazing stamp carving going on! I am blown away by the amazing work you can see at the #CarveDecember hashtag. Today I thought I'd share what I made for the first 8 days as well as some of the beautiful artwork being posted online. Day 1 - Lovely Here's mine: And two I love (all of the images I love are pulled from instagram - if you're reading this in your email and can't see them, click HERE): Day 2 - Odd Here's mine: And two I love: Day 3 - Chaotic Here's mine: And... Read more →


This is the EIGHTH year of #CarveDecember. I can hardly believe it. Here are five reasons why YOU should participate in #CarveDecember right now this year today: 1. You don't need a lot of supplies to carve a stamp. If you don't have rubber, use a potato or an apple or a pencil eraser. And you don't need carving tools. If you've got a craft knife, you can carve a stamp. Here's a video tutorial from me on how to carve a stamp from a pencil eraser: And even if you do have all the supplies, we're still talking about... Read more →


As you know, I have been hosting an annual carve-a-stamp-a-day challenge (aka #CarveDecember) in December since 2014! The challenge will continue for FREE this December. It's time to order your rubber! :) As always, everyone is welcome to join. New stamp carvers will develop their skills quickly and experienced stamp carvers will sharpen those skills. Everyone will connect with new friends. Here are the basics: Carve a stamp. Print it. Post the print to instagram. Use the hashtag #CarveDecember. Here is a quick side note about the hashtag. A wholesaler of carved stones has been spamming the tag for months... Read more →


Hello! Yesterday we had a very fun Book Club stream, chatting about my book, Carve Stamp Play. I also did a complete step-by-step demo of carving a stamp (in real time) during the stream. For those of you who have never carved or need a refresher, you might find it useful. Here's the replay of the live event: Links: Speedy Carve Speedball Carving Tool Stamp Carving Super Bundle Permapaque Markers And a few things I made during the stream: #CarveDecember 2021 information will be posted in tomorrow's blog post! The next Book Club will be on January 12, 2022 at... Read more →


I do a lot of teaching. And I love it! But I know it can get confusing as to what your options are. You can always visit the Event Calendar to get an easy visual of what events are on the horizon. This is a screenshot of what the Event Calendar looks like. You can even directly add events to your own calendar from it! How cool is that?! Here's the scoop for October: PRINT•INKTOBER LIVE You don't have to be a stamp carver to love this class. I'm sharing lots of techniques and ideas that work for rubber, foam,... Read more →


Happy Monday! I wanted to share the three demo projects I did during Friday night's #PrintInktober class. The topic was printing on fabric (you can watch the replay now in the online classroom). We covered 4 different fabric mediums for printing and used all kinds of stamps -- hand carved, commercial rubber stamps, silicone stamps, and foam stamps (handmade and commercial). We printed on light fabric, dark fabric, and a t-shirt. Take a peek: Printing on fabric is one of my favorite things to do. It has a lot of impact and printed t-shirts, aprons, and tote bags make fabulous... Read more →


We are about a week into #Printinktober 2021! I wanted to share what I've been making with you -- most of these are short fun videos. (These videos and images are embedded from instagram. If you are reading this on email and can't see them, click HERE.) I have also been posting some short videos to my Facebook page. You can see a #PrintInktober one HERE. Finally, here are some of the prints from the first #PrintInktober class, all about making patterns with your existing stamps: You can watch the lesson right now in the online classroom. The second #Printinktober... Read more →


This is a post that I have been meaning to write for a long time and I finally sat down and filmed the tutorial for you. Yay! These are pouches made from laminating sheets. The stamping goes on the inside of the laminating pouch so that it doesn't chip or rub off. This is a super fun and easy project. You can watch the short (4 min) video for the full tutorial: LINKS: laminating sheets laminator Art Foamies A Year of Gelatin Printing Plastic Snap kit Here are some supply substitutions that you might find useful: No laminator: I think... Read more →