Saturday, January 5, 2013

MayzyArt Challenges Are Back!

Hey Everybody!

With the new year, we are starting up MayzyArt Challenges again!  As before, they will run every second Saturday and winners will be announced the Friday prior.  Full rules are listed at the bottom of this post.  


I'm sad to say that a couple of members of the Design Team will not be with us any longer.  Shelby has had to move on and another will be leaving shortly.  This creates a great opportunity for YOU though, as I will be accepting applications for TWO new Design Team members!  If you would like to be considered for the MayzyArt Design Team, just send an email to with the subject line 'DESIGN TEAM APPLICATION'.  Don't bother putting much in that email as I will send you the official application requirements in a reply.  

I hope to see your application!

Moving on to the main event...

Because this is the first challenge of the year, Challenge #008 will be

Before you whip out your MayzyArt stamps, check out the great inspiration projects made by the Design Team!

And this week we have a special Guest Designer

Have fun and get creating!!

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 Thursday, January 17th.  The winner will be announced on January 18th.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Early Freebie

Hey All!

The Doctor Who freebie has been released a little early just because everyone was so excited about it!  You can access the freebie by going to the Freebie Blog here!

Prom Zilpha

Hey Everyone!

Don't be mad at me, ok?  Apparently I was being tricksy because nobody guessed the new stamp.

 It's Prom Zilpha!  She's ready to go out for a night of fun with her best friend, Annette.

The next shop release will be Sunday and I'll have two offerings for you then.  In the meantime, though, tomorrow is Friday so I'm going to be posting a freebie!  Can you guess who it is??

First person to comment and say who this is will get an advance copy sent to their email!  And ok, you're not saving any money since it's a freebie, but it's still fun, right?  :o)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Crafter of the Week - Lisa!

Good Morning!

Today I'm excited to introduce the MayzyArt Crafter of the Week!  Each Wednesday I will feature one of you talented people so that we can all get to know each other a little better.  Instructions are available at the end of this post if you'd like to be featured as a future Crafter of the Week.  I hope to see you here soon!

This week's Crafter of the Week is...

That's right, it's our own Lisa from the MayzyArt Design Team!

Lisa is from beautiful Leicestershire in England,  next to rolling fields and lots of farms.  She's been married to her best friend for 3 years and, while they have no children, she is from a big West Indian family, so there's always a niece or nephew she can borrow if she wants to see the latest Disney release at the cinema.  She works 2 days a week for a government agency, but she assures me that she's not a spy!

Lisa is a Sci Fi freak! Her favorite show of all time was Stargate SG1 and she's still upset that it got cancelled.  She likes to watch Stargate DVDs while she crafts, but she also loves Dr. Who, Torchwood, Continuum, Star Trek and really anything remotely Sci Fi related.  Beam her up, Scotty!

In her free time (that's not spent on papercraft) Lisa likes to loom knit, read, cook, and spend time with her Schnoodle, Meadow.  She's also learning to sew.  She loves to craft because she feels like she has become a much more chill person since she started making cards.  She finds something theraputic about turning ideas in her head into actual, tangible items.  She also loves all the wonderful people in the craft community.  It's like having a load of good friends that she's never actually met.

About MayzyArt Stamps, she says, "The quality is consistently high.  You can spot a MayzArt stamp a mile off!  They're also a dream to color and there's always a new release, so it keeps the inspirational momentum going."  Thanks, Lisa!

Go visit Lisa now at her website, papercraftbliss!

Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently.  You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.  ~Maya Angelou


Would you like to be featured as a MayzyArt Crafter of the Week?  Just send an email to with 'Crafter of the Week' in the subject line!  Please be sure to have that subject line or I may unintentionally delete your email, thinking it is spam.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Ready... Set... Go!

Update: This position has been filled.  Thank you for your interest!

Now's your chance!

I suddenly find myself in need of a guest Design Team member for this week's challenge.  First person to email me at gets the spot.  I realize this is late notice so please review the requirements below before emailing me.  If you are unable to commit, please leave the opportunity for someone else. Please use the subject line 'Guest DT'.


You will create a paper craft project using a MayzyArt stamp that will be sent to Mayzy by Friday January 4th to be featured on the January 5th Challenge post.  You will be entitled to select one free MayzyArt stamp of your choice to use in this project and the theme is Anything Goes.

This is a one time Guest spot, not a permanent place on the MayzyArt Design Team.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

2013 is going to bring fun things for MayzyArt!  Expect lots of new stamps, a return of the MayzyArt Challenges and a fun new surprise that will debut tomorrow!

Let's start with the first new stamp of the year:

Be sure to check back tomorrow for the surprise and don't miss the re-launch of MayzyArt Challenge on Saturday!

Your Thoughts:

This year I'm resolving to make MayzyArt as fun and interactive as possible!  What are your resolutions for the new year?

Peek Game:
Leave a comment with your guess as to what the next MayzyArt stamp will be to win it in advance!  One guess per person please and make sure that your email address is connected to your post (either in your blogger account or in the post itself) to receive your prize.  This stamp will go live on Thursday, January 3!

***Final Announcement: If you have recently requested that MayzyArt sponsor your challenge for 2013, you will know that I have been unable to commit to sponsorship for a while.  Sponsorship is now open!  If you would like to request a MayzyArt sponsorship, please send an email to with 'Sponsorship Request' in the subject line.  Please be sure to use the right subject line or your email may be deleted mistakenly.  Thank you!***

MayzyArt Frequently Asked Questions

The Shop

  • How will I receive my stamps?
    • As soon as payment has been confirmed for your order, you should receive an email with a link to immediately download your stamp(s).  You will be able to download this stamp up to three times, though you may save it to your computer and use it indefinitely.  This download link should never expire.
  • How do I enter a discount code?
    • Click here for a tutorial.
  • Will you ever make a stamp with a picture of _____________?
    • I am open to suggestions for new stamps!  If you have a stamp idea, please make a post here.  Please note that I cannot guarantee that all stamps will be created or that you will see your stamp soon after making your suggestion.  I usually have a mental list about four miles long of stamps that I would like to make, so it may take some time.  :o)
  • I would like a custom stamp with an image of my daughter/dog/etc.  Do you do that?
    • I am open to discussing the option of a personalized stamp utilizing the image of your choice.  Pricing would start at $30 for a single image (one person, animal, etc) with $10 for additional images.  This would be a personal stamp that would belong only to you and would never be offered in my shop.  If you would like to suggest a general stamp that would be offered in the shop, please see the preceding question.  If you would like to discuss the possibility of ordering a personal stamp, please contact me at  Please be sure to put in the subject line "PERSONAL STAMP ORDER" so that I won't accidentally delete it!
    • IMPORTANT: Contacting me about a personal stamp order does not guarantee that I will accept the commission!  I know my limitations as an artist and if I do not feel that I would be able to provide you a quality product, I will regretfully decline.  Additionally, please be aware that I reserve the right to refuse a commission that would be contrary to my values (ie nudity, blatant sexuality, or anything that condones hate or disrespect for another living being). 
The Blog
  • What is the MayzyArt Challenge?
    • The MayzyArt Challenge is a fun stamp challenge that runs every two weeks on Saturday.  Winners are announced the preceding Friday.  You can enter any papercraft project that you've created, provided it fits the theme for the week,  It doesn't need to use a MayzyArt stamp, though only a project using a MayzyArt stamp can be selected for the grand prize. 
    • There are two ways to win the MayzyArt Challenge.  The first prize winner is selected at random from all participants and will receive three MayzyArt stamps of their choice.  The grand prize winner is personally selected by Mayzy and will receive five MayzyArt stamps of their choice, as well as being featured for the next two weeks!
  • How can I join the MayzyArt Design Team?
    • At this time, the MayzyArt Design Team is not looking for new members.  If we have a vacancy, an announcement will be made on the MayzyArt blog with instructions to apply.  The best way to join is to keep checking back at the MayzyArt blog!


  • Will you sponsor my challenge?
    • Probably!  To discuss sponsorship, please send an email to  Be sure to put 'SPONSORSHIP REQUEST' in the subject line, so that your email isn't accidentally deleted!

If you have any other questions, please feel free to email me at  Please make sure to put something about stamps in the subject line so that your email will not be mistakenly deleted!