What is the Indie Craft Gossip Giveaway? Almost every month I will offer an indie goodie of craft supplies, indie samples, books or a craft kit for FREE!

How do I participate?
Leave your name and e-mail in a comment on this blog entry and I will add your name to the bowl. We will pick the winner from a Random Number Generator. You have to leave a comment with your name here in order to qualify. We will draw a lucky winner’s name on August 13th 2008! You MUST check back on this blog after July 13th 2008 in order to claim the prize!

August Give Away: I have a complimentary copy of Lotta Prints from Chronicle Books for you to win! You must leave a comment with the following theme:

Tell us your first memory about making a print. Was it from vegetables? found objects? Carved? Stamped? Painted? Let us know your earliest experience with this type of craft.

Comment today for your chance to win!


By Jamie




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33 Comments so far

  1. Rhonda Mason on July 13, 2008 3:58 pm

    I just found your site! What a lot of wonderful crafts! Thanks for the giveaway!
    Rhonda

  2. Kate on July 13, 2008 4:11 pm

    My first print was a few years ago using Gocco’s fabulous technology. I took a few goes to get it right, but eventually made a red and green flower design that became my Christmas card design that year. It’s addictive!

  3. Beverly on July 13, 2008 5:12 pm

    I remember using potatoes, cutting them in half, cutting out a design and dipping them in ink to make a beautiful picture for my Mom!

  4. Jess on July 13, 2008 7:28 pm

    I think my first experience was making stamps out of sponges, potatoes & apples at a very young age. I’ve moved on to carving out of linoleum and rubber.

  5. Cindi on July 14, 2008 12:31 am

    Hi, I remember making thumbprint people stories. They were fun and looked really cute when finished. Please enter me in your delightful drawing. Many thanks…..Cindi

  6. Elizabeth M. on July 14, 2008 3:04 am

    I remember we had to carve shapes into potatoes in art class when I was in grade school to make our portfolio folders. I tried so hard to do the best I could especially since it was the first project of the year. I still got a C. I was so bummed.

  7. Kari Follett on July 14, 2008 3:29 am

    I made prints out of potatoes cut in half with shapes carved in them!

  8. Jessica on July 14, 2008 10:20 am

    I remember when I was little, I would stay with my grandparents and they would take me in the backyard to fi

  9. Jessica on July 14, 2008 10:21 am

    Sorry, my daughter hit the keyboard…to continue: I remember when I was little, I would stay with my grandparents and they would take me in the backyard to find things to make prints of. We would get all sorts of leaves, nuts, etc. It was a lot of fun.

  10. jen on July 14, 2008 10:59 am

    My mom would help us make potato stamps when we were little, we loved it.

  11. Julie on July 15, 2008 3:45 am

    I should probably remember something earlier than this, but I don’t :) When I was in sixth grade, I remember carving a linoleum block to make a print. I loved spreading the ink on a piece of glass–I didn’t love the constant fear that I was going to maim myself!

  12. Gloria on July 15, 2008 9:23 am

    I think many of these ideas are good for scrapbooking. I enjoy doing that and might use some of these techniques on it.

  13. judy brittle on July 15, 2008 8:55 pm

    My first print was using those spin art toys that swirled around and made pretty designs.

  14. sharon on July 17, 2008 8:30 am

    Definitely potatoes but it wasn’t until I was an adult in an elementary education class.

  15. melody hampshire on July 17, 2008 11:22 am

    I wanted to put leaves on a very high window, i wanted them to look like frost.

  16. Allison on July 17, 2008 9:06 pm

    I tried the potato, quite a few times. I don’t remember what design I was trying to do though.

  17. lncgreetings on July 17, 2008 10:14 pm

    ooh i would soo love to be entered– that is such a great idea! :) who doesn’t love giveaways??

  18. adrienne on July 18, 2008 3:25 am

    I made potato stamped gift wrap for my Christmas presents when I was in 3rd grade. That year I handmade all the gifts I gave and thought that store bought gift wrap kind of defeated the purpose. I carved the potatoes with a butter knife into different holiday shapes and stamped them on paper grocery bags. =]

  19. sharon on July 18, 2008 5:44 am

    While I’m sure I did the classic potato and sponge printing … My first memory of printing is probably lino-printing in high school

  20. Cindy Flores on July 18, 2008 3:05 pm

    I remember the potato stamps and the sponges.

  21. kat on July 19, 2008 9:20 pm

    made some prints at school from tech ed i think…

  22. bernie on July 22, 2008 7:14 pm

    The first print I ever made was using a plain white potato into which we carved a simple design and dipped it into paint then onto paper. This was in 3rd grade, I believe.

  23. Tracey Dean on July 23, 2008 6:49 am

    I think my earliest memory of making prints , sort of set the mould for my future. My mum was an artist and used to paint in oils. i was about 16 months old and managed to get my hands on one of mums paintings before it was dry and i left beautiful multicoloured hand prints all round the rooom,
    Im stilla very messy crafter Lol

  24. Stitchblade on July 25, 2008 6:38 am

    I believe my first experience with printmaking were with sponges my mother cut.

  25. Camille on July 25, 2008 1:01 pm

    Wow, there’s a lot of us potato printers out there! I think I first saw the idea in my beloved Childcraft series craft book.

  26. Lisa Mitchell on July 27, 2008 2:37 pm

    I recall being very little and doing vegetable prints, and particularly witnessing how if you cut an apple cross-wise, you will find a star “inside” and then making prints with it. That one always wows the little ones (and the big ones too :)

  27. Lisa Mitchell on July 27, 2008 2:38 pm

    oh, Camille, your message just caught my eye, and I had a flash of that Childcraft series…I LOVED IT!!! I can still see the covers of the books, and the illustrations…loved those!!

  28. Casey on July 31, 2008 11:05 am

    My earliest printing memories were potato and sponge stamping as well. Oh how I remember my sponge-stamped oversized t-shirt dresses I wore so proudly…haha!

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  30. Baba on August 5, 2008 9:27 am

    I love decorating the house this way. Cant wait to see who wins. Good Luck to all!

  31. crystal on August 5, 2008 11:04 pm

    I know that i used sponge stamps at a very young age because i remember my mom saying NOOO, Too much paint!!!!

  32. Tina on August 6, 2008 7:13 am

    I stamped with carved potatoes during Girls Scouts. I made stars and hearts and it was great! tinawittmer(at)yahoo(dot)com

  33. Queen of the Click on August 7, 2008 10:09 am

    The first print I made was of a grave stone at a cemetary.

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