Saturday, December 29, 2012

Shopaholic Stamp is Live!

*Update: Congrats to Aunty Sue for winning the Peek Game!*

The new Shopaholic stamp is live at MayzyArt.com!  A little earlier than anticipated, I hope you don't mind.  :o)


The next stamp will be released on New Year's Day.  In the meantime, you can try to win an advanced freebie of the stamp by guessing what it is from the peek below.  Leave your guess as a comment and be sure that your email address is somehow attached (either to your blogger profile or in the comment) in case you win!  First person to correctly guess the stamp wins and only one guess per person, please!



Sunday, December 23, 2012

Anybody up for a game?

~Update: Congrats to Mary for guessing first!~

Merry Almost Christmas Everybody!

I'm sure the next few days will be crazy for everyone, so I wanted to make a quick announcement now.  MayzyArt is going to be going back into full swing come New Years.  Look for an announcement New Year's Day, as well as the first of many new stamps!

For now, let's play a little game, shall we?  I'll post a preview of the next stamp that will be going up in the shop.  The first person to correctly guess what the stamp will be in the comments, wins that stamp for free!  (Please note: If I don't know your email address, I can't send you your stamp.)

You have until January first, when the stamp goes live in the shop, to guess.  Have fun!


Monday, November 19, 2012

The Winners!!

I hope that everyone enjoyed all the great projects that the DT came up with for our blog party!  I loved reading all of your comments and I know Grandma Nella did, too!

Dawn of LilyPinkScraps won on Jo's blog!
NanaConnie won on Shari's blog!
NanaConnie ALSO won on Lisa's blog!  Double lucky!!
Teresa of Mommamea's favorite things won on Jo Ann's blog!
Jenna of Stampified won on Darlene's blog!
AuntySue had the winning comment as chosen by Grandma Nella!
And, since Shelby was unable to participate in the party, I drew another random comment from my blog and the second winner was Penny!

Congrats to everyone!  If you haven't already heard from them, please be sure to contact the gal on whose blog you won.  I will be sending an email to AuntySue and Penny shortly here.  Big thanks to everyone who participated and be sure to keep your eyes open for more fun times as we countdown to the return of MayzyArt Challenges in January!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

It's a Blog Party!

Hello Everyone!

I'm sorry that this post is coming up late.  I am in Montana visiting my grandmother and I'm only able to get online by running down to the coffee shop.  Everyone say hello to Grandma Nella!


And now, as promised, we're going to have a blog party!  The basic concept is simple.  I've included links to the blogs of each member of the MayzyArt Design Team! By clicking on them, you'll get to feast your eyes on some fabulous new creations using MayzyArt Stamps.  In addition, each member of the team will be picking one person to win 2 free MayzyArt stamps!  That means you've got 6 different chances to win!  Requirements to win will differ for each DT member and will be listed on their blog posts for today.  Don't delay because winners will be announced on Monday!

Why are we doing this?  Why to celebrate the opening of MayzyArt.com and say a fond farewell to MayzyArt on Etsy.  If you haven't taken advantage of the screaming 50% off at www.mayzyart.etsy.com, do so now!  It will only last until the stamps are sold out and they're almost gone.  Also, be sure to swing by MayzyArt.com and check out the new shop layout.  Got suggestions to improve the store?  Just click on that 'Suggestions Box' tab at the top of this blog.  :o)

Let the Blog Party Begin!!!














What's that?  Oh, well ok then.  I will also award two stamps to one person who comments on this post.  Be sure to include your email address and the comment that Grandma Nella likes best will win!!





Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Look out Saturday!

Hey Everybody!

As previously mentioned, we won't be having any more MayzyArt Challenges for the remainder of 2012, however be sure to stop by here on Saturday for a chance to win some MayzyArt stamps and to be inspired by the awesome MayzyArt Design Team!

~Mayzy

Sunday, November 11, 2012

The MayzyArt Suggestion Box

Hey Fabulous Folks,

This is your place to list any suggestions that you have to improve MayzyArt.  This post will always be available on the tabs across the top of the blog so you can come back as often as you like!

Acceptable suggestions include:

  1. Stamp Ideas!  I can't promise that I will be able to make every stamp suggested, but I definitely appreciate hearing what you're looking for.
  2. Ideas to Improve MayzyArt.com or this Blog
  3. Ideas for MayzyArt Challenge Themes 
  4. Pretty much anything you'd like to throw out there!!

Two New Stamps from MayzyArt!

Hey Everybody,

You've been waiting and here they are!  The first of the new stamp releases from MayzyArt!  And stay tuned, because there will be more to come.  :o)



**Reminder!**
The sale is still raging on at www.mayzyart.etsy.com until the stamps are all gone!  If you haven't taken advantage of the screaming 50% off prices, don't miss your chance!  They're going... going.... gone!!


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Stamp Requests!

Hey Y'all!

If you have a specific stamp that you're waiting for on the new website, please make a post here and let me know which it is.  I know that a few people mentioned requests on their orders over the last couple days, but I'm afraid that I was so focused on getting orders out that I didn't think to jot them down.  Sorry.  :o(

If you post your stamp requests here, I'll be sure to make them my top priority and let you know when they're up.  Otherwise I'm shooting to have the new website all updated and shiny by the end of the weekend.  :o)

~Mayzy

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A quick note on the Moving Sale

Hey All,

I wanted to put out a quick note regarding some confusion about the new shop and the Etsy sale.  Just a few points...

1) Etsy shop orders are still subject to the 24 hour turnaround time.  MayzyArt.com has immediate ordering (I've gotten customer confirmation that's it's quick and easy!) but I still have to send out Etsy orders by hand.  I also still work a full-time job, so any orders made between 9pm MST and 6pm today will be sent out when I get home from work this evening.  Sorry about the confusion!

2) All of the stamps that were offered in the Etsy shop WILL be offered at MayzyArt.com.  I'm afraid that you guys were so enthusiastic with your ordering that I wasn't able to get as many stamps moved over as I'd like (not that I'm complaining, mind you!  You guys ROCK!) so keep your eyes out and the stamps you're looking for will show up.  I'll make an announcement when all stamps are moved over.

3) There WILL be new MayzyArt stamps... but there may be a delay before I am able to post them.  Getting MayzyArt up to 100% is my primary goal right now and I will be going back home for a few weeks at the end of this month, so I'm not sure about a scanner situation at that point, but new stamps will be rolling out as soon as I'm able.  So many ideas!  So little time!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

MayzyArt.com is live!

Hey Everybody,

I've officially launched MayzyArt.com!  I am in the process of moving all of the stamps over, so if some of your favorites are missing, just give it some time.  I'm going to try my darndest to get them all up tonight, but you guys are AMAZING and have submitted a ton of orders on the Etsy shop, and I don't want to delay in getting those orders out.

PLEASE HELP ME WITH MAYZYART.COM!!

I'm new to this program and I'm sure there are going to be issues with the shop.  If you come across anything funny or have any problems, please email me at mayzygreen@yahoo.com.  Thank you!!

The BIG Announcement!!

Hello Everyone,

I live!  I want to thank everyone for being so patient with me over the last few months.  I can't tell you how crazy things have been and your notes of encouragement and kindness helped me through it all more than I can tell you.  Things are still not 100% back to normal and I'm afraid that the MayzyArt Challenge is going to currently stay on hold until January 2013, but I do have some big news as far as the shop goes...

Firstly, the events that took place during my absence have, unfortunately, left me with some bills that are sort of scary to think about.  As such, I'm having a big, big, super-big sale at www.mayzyart.etsy.com!  In fact, EVERY STAMP in the shop is currently marked at FIFTY PERCENT OFF!  That's right, you can get single stamps for just a buck!  Stamp packs are starting at just $2.50!

Please share this news with all of your crafty friends.  I hate to sound beggery after you guys have been so awesome, but any income I can generate right now will be a huge relief.

But one thing you need to be aware of regarding this sale.  I have reduced the stock on all stamps to only 10 left and when they're gone... they're gone.

Forever.

That's right, www.mayzyart.etsy.com will be closing its doors for good.

But don't worry!  This is all building up to the opening of my NEW shop.... MAYZYART.COM!

MayzyArt.com will offer a few changes and should be open to everyone, if all goes according to plans, by the end of the day today!  (I can't tell you how excited I am for this)

CONS
- Price increase: I'm sorry, y'all.  I didn't want to do it, but a girl's got to get by in the world.  The price increase is minor and MayzyArt stamps are still offered significantly cheaper than many online stamp providers.  I hope that you all understand!

- No more monthy freebies: Well, that's not entirely true.  Freebies now won't be sent with your purchase.  Instead, freebies will be posted to my freebie page www.mayzyartfree.blogspot.com.  So you can benefit from the Mayzy freebies without even being obligated to a purchase.  That's actually a plus, right?

PROS
- Immediate shipping: That's right!  The reason freebies will no longer be packaged with orders is that orders will now be automatically sent to your email address!

- More payment options: Don't like PayPal?  I now accept credit cards!  (But don't fret PayPal lovers, it will still be just as acceptable)

- Much prettier and more convenient browsing: I love Etsy, don't get me wrong, but MayzyArt.com is gonna rock your socks.


So now, run to www.mayzyart.etsy.com and take this chance to get all those MayzyArt stamps you've been eyeing and then please, please spread the word about this announcement!

Love you all,
~Mayzy

Saturday, August 25, 2012

MayzyArt Challenge #007

I can't believe it's already time for another MayzyArt Challenge!  This year seems to  just be flying by!

FLUFFY!

This time around the challenge is fluffy and, as usual, we're inviting you to get creative with this theme!  What do you think of as fluffy?  A kitten?  A bathrobe?  Maybe... a stuffed unicorn?


Let's see the Design Team's take!







I know that you all have a lot of fluff and stuff to share!  I'm excited to see what you create!!

Rules Reminder:

-The MayzyArt Challenge is open to anyone!  All you have to do is create paper craft project that matches the challenge's theme.  It does not have to use a MayzyArt stamp.  

- In order to enter, post a link to your blog post featuring the project.  Please be sure that you list on that post that you wish to enter the project into the MayzyArt Challenge.

- There will be two winners of the MayzyArt Challenge!  The first winner will be drawn at random from all entrants.  That winner will receive 3 MayzyArt stamps of their choice.  The second winner will be chosen only from those entrants that used a MayzyArt stamp in their project.  It will be selected specifically by Mayzy and will be featured for the following two weeks on this blog.  That winner will also receive 5 MayzyArt stamps of their choice!

- Entries must be received by Friday, September 7.  The winner will be announced on September 8.





MayzyArt Challenge #006 Winner!

Thank you to everyone who entered the SILLY challenge!  There were so many fun submissions that gave me a big smile!  I'm excited to announce the winners now!

The first place winner is...

Congratulations to Penny on her second win in a row!

The grand prize winner is...

Don't you just love how she modified Amy to have leopard spots instead of polka-dots?  So cute and hip!



Thursday, August 16, 2012

May the freebie be with you!

Hey guys and gals,

Don't miss the fab freebie on my freebie blog!

Star Wars!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

MayzyArt Challenge #006

As many of you know, I've been going through a bit of a rough patch recently.  That's why I'm really glad that it so happened that this challenge came along right now.  I could really use the perking up!  Without further ado, I bring you...

SILLY!

We'll start with the fun Design Team creations (which, ok, many of you have already seen but are well worth revisiting).






And Lisa was not able to join us for this challenge, so we were lucky enough to have Carolyn of LUV MY CARDS step in as a guest designer!

As you can see, this challenge is pretty open!  We are just looking for something FUN and FRIVOLOUS!

Rules Reminder:

-The MayzyArt Challenge is open to anyone!  All you have to do is create paper craft project that matches the challenge's theme.  It does not have to use a MayzyArt stamp.  

- In order to enter, post a link to your blog post featuring the project.  Please be sure that you list on that post that you wish to enter the project into the MayzyArt Challenge.

- There will be two winners of the MayzyArt Challenge!  The first winner will be drawn at random from all entrants.  That winner will receive 3 MayzyArt stamps of their choice.  The second winner will be chosen only from those entrants that used a MayzyArt stamp in their project.  It will be selected specifically by Mayzy and will be featured for the following two weeks on this blog.  That winner will also receive 5 MayzyArt stamps of their choice!

- Entries must be received by Friday, August 24.  The winner will be announced on August 25.

I know you'll make something great!



MayzyArt Challenge #005 Winner!

Hey Everyone,

Thank you all for your patience with me as I dealt with the family stuff over the last few weeks.  I'm going to be getting back on the (mostly) normal schedule for you now!  (Though, as a side note, you may see a lack of new posts to the shop for a while... there's a good reason for this, I promise.)

And the first place winner is...

Congratulations, Laura!  You won 3 free stamps from the shop!  You will be receiving an email shortly.  

And the grand prize winner is...

Congratulations, Penny!  You've won five free stamps from the shop!  You'll be receiving an email shortly.

Have no frets, everyone.  The new challenge will be posted very shortly...


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Hey folks,

I apologize for the disappearing act.  Things have been really out of my hands lately and, without going into details, I had to help some family out and haven't had any time for literally anything else.

I will be home tomorrow.  If you are waiting on a late delivery, I sincerely apologize.  I will absolutely repay you for your patience.

~Mayzy

Monday, July 30, 2012

Featured Blog: Craft My Life!


Hi there!

Today I'm featuring Elaine from Craft My Life!  Isn't this card so cute?  I love the pastels.  So sweet and peaceful.  And I want to shoot kudos for the picture itself.  The card is the main player in the pic, but I love it when people give a little extra thought to what they're shooting against.  It makes their card pop all the more!  

And, ok, this isn't a paper craft project, but I have to share these gorgeous brooches she makes.  Can you believe that they're upcycled drink cans?  One of these days I'm going to stop being a tightwad and I'm going to buy one.  Check out her blog for more!



Saturday, July 28, 2012

Delay

Hey guys,

I'm sorry for the bother, but please be patient with me.  The challenge will be posted tomorrow, I promise.  Also, if you've placed an order in the shop over the last few days, I am behind on my deliveries.  I have unexpectedly lost a family member and this week I've been struggling to deal with everything that comes with that.

I have some time blocked off tomorrow to get caught up.  Please bear with me in the meantime.

Thank you,
~Mayzy

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Featured Blog: Lotta's Blog!


Heyo!

Today I'm featuring Lotta over at Lotta's Blog.  Lotta has a toooon of cards using MayzyArt stamps.  I had a really hard time picking out my favorites to show here!  Check this one out- I adore that she paired up Trixi and Texting Teen.  I may have squealed a little in glee.  <3

She does some awesome work combining stamps.  Please take some time to check out all her other fab cards!



Want your blog featured?  Me too!  Send me an email with a link to a blog post with a project created using a MayzyArt stamp.  You must have at least one project using a MayzyArt stamp in order to be featured.

mayzygreen@yahoo.com - Please use the subject line "Blog to be featured"


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Featured Blog: Carla's Stamping Spot!


Heyo!

I love citrus.  Love the look.  Love the smell.  Love the taste.  Love the color.  Lemons, limes, oranges...  I'm a citrus junkie.   So how can I not adore this beauty by Carla from Carla's Stamping Spot?  It makes me pucker up and feel refreshed just looking at it!

I hope you'll take a minute today to check out some of her awesome cards!