Sarah Bewick of Stamp Addicts presented their all-new line-up of seasonal stamps just in time to craft and create for Easter!
I always enjoy watching Sarah and the lovely Hochanda TV hosts interact during each new episode. Sarah does a wonderful job of teaching new craft concepts and always has something interesting like the shrink eggs and butterflies!
She was wearing a darling fuschia flower ring made from shrink plastic! What a novel idea! I’m totally going to do this! I love making jewelry, and even more so from novel materials and concepts. Perfect for Spring!
The metallic shrink eggs would have made fun necklaces, earrings, bracelets and pins! What a great family craft to do with the kids!
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These would make great additions to your littles Easter baskets. My kids would rather have fun activites to do and stay busy than just about anything else. Plus, it’s a great family activity, too! You can make cards for parents, grandparents, family and friends.
These stamps are great for all kinds of other projects, too!
Ok, while Ím triggering the Facebook sensors, I might as well go for it. I’ve been on a roll the last two posts, might as well keep going.
Apparently, therés just Something about me and my posts that trips the Facebook ´bots and makes them nuts.
When I began designing adult coloring pages in 2016, I got into a heck of a lot of trouble and put into the Facebook pokey. “Pokey” – my grandmother´s old-fashioned term for “jail.”
(Btw, for all yáll stampers and colorists sitting there at your keyboards howling with laughter, you go right ahead and laugh. I KNOW YOÚVE been in FB jail, TOO.)
In order to get onés artwork recognized and purchased, adult coloring book artists have to distribute their work into the coloring groups on Facebook. That’s very important. The more the better.
An artist creates the post on their page, then shares it into multiple groups. We just don’t have the time to hold down jobs, take care of our families, create art, then individually post into each and every group by creating a new post just for that group, so we share into multiple groups all at once. It´s a wonderful feature of Facebook sharing.
Unfortunately, spammers like it, too. And abuse it.
Then the rest of us get into trouble.
And, for those of you smart alecs who want to point out that I could be considered a spammer, too, Íd like to point out one very distinct difference….free coloring pages are a staple in the adult coloring community. We give away free pages, and the colorists color them and share them. It´s a legit and expected part of the landscape. It´s pretty much considered an “essential service.” Cańt say the same for the spammers.
I cańt tell you how many times Íve been put in the pokey for sharing my coloring pages (free, btw) into the adult coloring groups. Too fast, too many, wrong way, this way, that way, the other way.
I guess I tripped the spam sensors and the bots snagged my butt and threw me where I couldn’t cause any more trouble for awhile. I got to sit there and cool my jets til the next time they nabbed me for going too fast.
Apparently, an awful lot of other artists and colorists have been nabbed, too. And, not being stupid people, they’ve come up with some rather ingenious ways around the ´bots. But I couldn’t tell you what those are, though, so dońt ask (Ím clueless). Dońt bother to ask them cuz I don’t think they´re gonna spill.
I gave up. And I moved onto being a stamp designer with a design team. THEY can post into multiple groups and get nabbed by the bots while I safely sit back waaaayyyy over here, eat popcorn, offer my sincerest sympathies (and very helpfully giggle).
(For the above image, go to StampAddicts.com. Available as a grey rubber stamp. Title: “Robot Love.”)
On September 22, 2020, the 28th Birthday of Stamp Addicts, I made a Very Special appearance on Hochanda TV for the celebratory show!
It was Extra Specially Special for me because September 21 was my birthday (huge grin)!
How awesome is that!
Somewhere out in Midwest Indiana, in the middle of hay and corn fields, I sat on an old white wooden porch swing, held up my iphone, smiled wide and tried not to forget what it was I was trying to remember while I worked hard to hold the phone steady and film. While the bugs sang and whirred in the background, it took me about 20 tries to get it right without forgetting everything I was trying to squeeze into a clip of under two minutes.
Well, I did it in one!
I uploaded the clip to Wetramsfer (I think that was it) and sent it off.
I was still pretty surprised to see it on the September 22 show on Hochanda, even though I knew it was going to be on there. There ´ s something rather surreal about seeing yourself talking to yourself from the tv screen.
Even though I had been very apprehensive about making videos, it gave me the confidence and basic know-how to create videos for my own Facebook coloring and crafting group – Sherry West Art Coloring and Crafting. I was honestly afraid before that.