Wednesday, November 30, 2011

12 tags of Christmas #1

Thanks for join us on the Viva Las Vegastamps Design Team blog hop - we are make 12 Tags of Christmas blog hop with the amazing set of stamps that you can win from Viva Las Vegastamps.
to enter to win this set of stamps is super easy...
1) become a follower of each of the blog on this hop
2)  leave us a comment on all 12 days of this hop. 
3)  you are enter to win!!!  see how each that was
Here is a video on what you can win. 


Stamps I used:
Santa's Face
There's No place


I will be make you a video for each of tag I made.  I hope you enjoy it.  Here is my Youtube channel link in case you have problem or would like to subscribe to my video  CLICK HERE

Now here is the video





Now it's time to hop on over to Lea Blog and leave her a comment on her amazing tag..

Here is a list of all the blog on our hop - just in case you get lost...


Merry Christmas 
Terri Sproul

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

12 tags of Christmas Blog Hop

I am so excited to be doing the 12 tags of Christmas Blog Hop with the Viva Las Vegastamps! design team.  This team is amazing and I love all of the amazing stuff they do with the Viva Las Vegastamps!  Starting Dec 1st - Dec 12 we are doing 1 tag a day for 12 days.  We are doing BLOG CANDY! in the form of a set of stamps.  You can win the same stamps we are using in this hop.  There are a 12 stamps in this set. 

check out the set of stamps you can win - CLICK HERE

Now come back on Dec 1st to join me in this hop.  I hope you win this set of stamps! 

TTFN
Terri Sproul

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Festive Friday



Can you believe it's our LAST Festive Friday for this year.  Wow, what a year.  I so enjoy make each of my cards this year and I am so excited to have 22+ different Christmas Cards done by November 1st.  That's a First.  LOL...

I really want to take a second here and THANK all of you for join us each month and a special THANKS to the group of blogs that have been posting throughout the year, we could not have done this hop with out all of you.  We will be continue this next year and if you would like to join this hop, contact me at Terri@ultimatescrapbookretreat.com - please place "Hop" in the regards, I get lots of junk mail, and I don't want to delete you...

I am doing a "12 Tags of Christmas" Blog Hop with the Viva Las Vegastamp! Design Team starting Dec 1st - starting here on this blog.  We have really great blog Candy for that hop.  A Full set of stamps - including the two you see in this Card.  So please stop by on Dec 1st and check out that hop - each of my posts will have a video (if all goes right)...
Hope hop on over to Chris Hurley Blog and see what she has made for us.  She is Number 2 on this list..

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

UsArtQuest Design Team call

The USArtQuest is looking for a few awesome artists that enjoy a wide array of creative styles – such as altered arts, home decor projects, mixed media, jewelry and paper crafts - you know the ones!  We’re talking about the kind that can really showcase the USArtQuest products!! So, even if you only LOVE paper crafts, but use lots of ‘bling’ for layouts, cards & projects, then show us what you love to do!!

We are looking for talented artists who really know how to inspire others!

What’s expected of a USArtQuest Design Team Member?
·         The ability to showcase the awesome array of USAQ products!
·         Take good photos or scans of projects
·         Interact with other creative members on Facebook, Twitter, and through blogging.

What would make an ideal DT member, but isn’t an expectation?
·         Someone who already loves to create using USAQ materials.
·         Someone who enjoys creating home d├ęcor, personal accessories and unique projects, as well as all of those wonderful paper projects.
·         Someone who can make short videos for their personal blog showcasing their talent and USAQ products.

The Details  
·         USArtQuest Design Team is for 6 months from Jan 1, 2012 – June 31, 2012
·         Create a minimum of 2 projects per month posted to both your blog, and the USArtQuest blog. (Your dates will be provided when the entire team has been chosen.)
·         Participation on the Facebook is a MUST.
·         Submit work for publication
·         Participate in one Blog Hop during the 6 month period. (Date to be provided later.)
·         Promote USArtQuest by posting the above layouts/projects on other online galleries and blogs with working links to USAQ’s online store (.com) and blog.

The USArtQuest Design Team will receive
·         New release products.
·         Your bio and picture featured on the USAQ blog.
·         Several USArtQuest products for your term, shipped in 3 shipments, at the beginning of each two month period.  (If the above criterion is only minimally or not met, then the second and third shipments will be delayed or not occur.)

How to Apply
·         1)  Send your bio, blog address and Facebook and Twitter info to both:
Terri@ultimatescrapbookretreat.com and AQSue@aol.com, with the words “DT applications” in the subject line. (This way you won’t get deleted – we get lots of spam mail)  This information MUST be received to both emails by Dec 11st, 2011.
·         2)  Submit/Post 1 project on your blog on Dec 15th, 2011 by 12AM EST to be viewed. 
·         This post must have our logo (you will be sent logo when you send your bio,  to Terri Sproul) and step by step directions on how you make your project link to the USArtQuest blog and Facebook pages.
·         Your project can be anything you love to make, Altered Books, Scrapbooks, Cards, Mixed Media projects, Fine Art, Textiles, Quilting and so much more!
·         All entries MUST utilize a Mixed Media technique. If you can use our products, even better!
·         Work submitted must be recent and can be previously published or displayed on blogs or online galleries.

Just Think out of the box and impress us!
Join our FB and blog! It is a MUST and so important to the success of our team!


Remember: Deadline to enter December 11, 2011 (12PM PST)

Here’s what to include with your emailed submission.
·         We want to know all about you! – Your basic information along with a bio.
·         What’s your style?
·         Why would you like to be on our team?
·         Are you frugal, organized, have great product or marketing ideas etc? If so, share them with us.
USArtQuest really wants to know what you can bring to our team.
·         Link to your active blog and Twitter page.
·         Are you active on any Forums or Message Boards? (Please List)
·         Give examples of classes or techniques you would like to share with others. If you have some previously done, please send us the links too!
·         Details of any other manufacturers or store/kit DT’s for which you are associated.
·         Do you have a scrapbook resume, or a link to a gallery? Share that too!
·         Final decisions will be made on Dec 20ish and the USArtQuest Design Team will be announced shortly thereafter!

Good Luck!!!!!

USArtQuest Design Team Contract

Your Requirements:
·         Agree to a 6 month period -  Starting: Jan 1, 2012  ending June 31,  2012
·         Post two projects per month on both the USArtQuest blog and your blog.
·         Link to the USArtQuest website and blog.
·         Project submissions must include quality images of the project in .jpeg format along with instructions and links for making the project. 
·         Post your blog and USArtQuest blog link on your Facebook, Twitter page to advertise both yourself and USArtQuest.
·         Join one Blog-hop during the 6 month period. (Date to be provided.)
·         The USArtQuest Design Team Member grants permission to USArtQuest, Inc. to use
all projects for display at any time, on Susan Pickering Rothamel’s and Terri Sproul’s personal blogs and FB pages, as well as USArtQuest’s Website, Facebook Page, and blog.

      Best of luck and please let me know if you have a question.  

Monday, November 21, 2011

STeampunk Gears

As most of you know I adore STEAMPUNK...  When i was check out the product from Robin Nest Scrapbook Company, I can across this Clock Rub-on.  NEED!!!  oh so NEED!  and they have great new Glittler CHIPBOARD..  yes, I did say Chipboard.  How cool is that.  it's come in many different colors, but I had to have the Gold and silver for Gears.

Die Cut Gear from Tim Holtz Die "Gadget Gears
"Time Flies Rubon" 
Gold and Silver Glitter Chipboard 
Silk Flower
Drew Drop
Crystal Lacquer
Real Gears from Articus Studio

thanks for stop by today...  Smiles...
TTFN
Terri Sproul

Thursday, November 17, 2011

How to make a scene with stamps

I know there are a lot of you that are scared of stamps and making a scene..  is just out of the question.  Here is a Halloween Scene I made using all Viva Las Vegastamps! and I made you a video.  This is the very basic on making scene.  No masking, No overlap...  all easy...  Hope this helps...  See all my video at Http://www.youtube.com/terrisproul  
If you are getting this post via the HIVE..  Sorry my video don't come over from my blog, don't know why.  Please check out my video on youtube.  link is above.  JUST FOR MY HIVE FRIENDS
  STAMPING A SCENE 101
WITH 
TERRI SPROUL





I had so much fun make this video and this scene for Halloween.  I plan on frame it next year and putting it on my Bathroom wall.  I have a large Halloween party each year.  Now to pack it up for next year.  Hope you think you can now make a scene with stamps.  Don't forget the best stamp company is Viva Las Vegastamps where I got all of these from...  GREAT price too..

TTFN
Terri Sproul

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Festive Friday

It's the 2nd to last Festive Friday for this year.  Wow, what a year.  I can't believe for the first time, I have all my Christmas Cards done and they are all different, I know it might sound silly, but that really makes me happy.  I would like to take a few minute here and thank all the ladies who do this hop with me, some of them have done, I believe all for this year.  Special Thanks from me....

I really like this card.
Supplies:
Background paper is from Robin Nest
Poinsettia is a stamp - Unknow
Drew Drop from Robin Nest in Center of Flower
Merry Christmas stamps is Tim Holtz
Gold and Black Embossing powder
bleach
Mica Paint
ribbon
Red  and Black Cardstock

Directions:
stamp Poinsettia onto Black Cardstock using embossing ink and emboss with black embossing powder.    With a paint brush, paint bleach over the whole image.  After paper is dry, paint image with Mica Paints, I used Red and Green...  Add Drew Drop to Center after you cut out image.

I embossed Merry Christmas also with Gold embossing powder.

This is one of my personal favorite right now..  LOL... until my next card.

Here is the rest of our team...  Go Hop over to Chris Hurley...

 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Christmas Cards

I will be continue to make a few Christmas Cards the rest of this year.  I just love how this one turn out.  The Christmas Ball has two layers of Crystal Lacquer on it so it look like glass.  LOVE THAT...
anyways, all stamps are from Viva Las Vegastamps!

Supplies:
All stamps are Viva Las Vegastamps! 
3-D Crystal Lacquer
Ink from Stewart Superior
white Cardbase
white Cardstock
Miracle Tape

Directions:
1)  Stamp Christmas Ball onto white cardstock with black or colored ink - up to you.  I stamped in black ink and them took my Chalk ink pad and added ink to my Ball.  I used a gold marker on the top of the glass.  I then covered the whole image with 3-D Crystal lacquer.  set aside to dry..
2)  Stamp "elf" onto white cardstock and color in image and cut out.  set aside.
3)  On the white cardbase, I stamp twice "pine Leaves" using Pine Tree Green dye ink.
4)  Stamped "merry Christmas" with Ruby Dye ink in bottom corner. 
5)  using the same Chalk ink I used to color the Christmas Ball - I ink all the edges of the card. 
6)  Once my Cystal lacquer was dry - I adhere the elf on the Christmas Ball with more 3-D Crystal lacquer and then cover the whole Christmas Ball again - set aside to dry. 
7)  Once the Crystal lacquer was completely dry I added a small piece of wire to top of the Christmas Ball and adhere to the cardbase using my Miracle Tape. 

Published "Just Steampunk"


I was so excited to hear about a "Just Steampunk" magazine coming out and too find out I got 8 of my project in there, I was beside myself.  Well yesterday, I got my advance copy and was so excited.  I got my own two page spread - pages 84 and 85 with three of my mini books - my paperclay book - there is a video on how to make the cover my that book on my youtube channel. 
I got my personal favorite project my "Steampunk Mask" - it's here on my blog - check the old posts for it.  I was also excited to see lots of Viva Las Vegastamps! made the magazine alone with my other teammate from Viva Las Vegastamps and one from Sakura Hobby Craft.  So exciting...  I will post more about this soon.  I just want to let you know I got published again!!!!  so excited... 

ttfn
Terri Sproul

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Robin Nest Desgin Team Call

The Robin’s Nest is looking for a few awesome Papercraft Artist that can showcase The Robin’s Nest products!! If you LOVE Paper crafts and lots of bling and use it on layouts, cards & projects then show us what you love to do!!

We are looking for talented artists who inspire others to create.

What’s expected of a Robin’s Nest Design Team Member?
* The ability to showcase our products!
* Take good photos or scans of projects
* Interact with our members on facebook and our blog

The Details –

*The Robin’s Nest Design Team is for 6 months from Jan 1, 2012 – June 31, 2012.
* Create a minimum of 2 layouts/projects per month posting on both your blog and The Robin’s Nest Blog – dates will be given when team in picked.
* Participation on the Facebook is a MUST.
* Submit work for publication.
* Be a part of one Blog Hop during the 6 months.  Date given at a later date
* Promote The Robin’s Nest by posting the above layouts/projects on other online galleries and blogs with working links to the store and blog.

The Robin’s Nest Design Team will receive -

* The Robin’s Nest products for your term, shipped in 2 shipments one for the first 3 months and the second for the other 3 months, participation will be rewarded.
* New Products release.
* Your bio and picture featured on our blog.

How to Apply –
Send your bio, blog address and facebook info to Terri@ultimatescrapbookretreat.com with “DT applications” in the regards (this way you don’t get deleted – I get lots of spam mail)  Must have bio to Terri Sproul by Dec 1st, 2011. 

Submit/Post 1 project on your blog on Dec 2th, 2011 by 12AM EST to be viewed.  This post must have our logo (you will be sent logo when you send your bio to Terri Sproul) and step by step directions on how you make this project with links to The Robins’ Nest blog and website
Project – can be anything you love to make, Scrapbook, Cards, Mixed Media, Altered Art…  Just Think out of the box and impress me… 

Join our facebook and blog is a MUST and is very important to the success of our team!


All entries MUST utilize Paper if you can use ours even better!! Work submitted must be recent and can be previously published or displayed on blogs or online galleries.

Deadline to enter December 1th , 2011 (12PM PST)

Here’s what to include with your emailed submission –

* We want to know all about you! – Your bio
* What’s your style?
* Why would you like to be on our team?
* Are you frugal, organized, have marketing ideas etc.. if so share with us what you can bring to our team.
* Link to your active blog?
* Are you active on any Forums or Message Boards? (Please List)
* Give an example of a class or technique you would like to share with others. If it is one you have done previously please link to it.
* Details of any other manufactures or store/kit DT’s you are on Do you have a scrapbook resume, or a link to a gallery, share with us.


Final decisions will be made on Dec 15th’sh and the  Robin’s Nest Design Team will be announced shortly thereafter!!

Good Luck!!!!!



Robin’s Nest Design Team Contract

Requirements:
1)      6 month contract Starting: Jan 1, 2012  ending June 31,  2012
2)      Post two projects per month on both The Robin’s Nest Blog and your blog with link to the The Robins’ Nest Website and blog.  You will receive date that your will be required to post.  Project submissions must include quality images of the project in .jpeg format along with instructions and links for making the project.  Post your blog and The Robins’ Nest blog link on your Facebook, twitter page to advertise both yourself and The Robin’s Nest.
3)      Join in on One Blog hop during the 6 month contract.  Date to be sent later
4)      The Robin’s Nest Design team member grants permission The Robin’s Nest to use those projects for display on The Robins’ Nest Website, Facebook Page, and blog.
5)      In the event that you do not complete any of the above requirements The Robins Nest has the right to remove you from the design team and fill the position with another candidate on the wait list.
6)      Post our logo on your blog with a link to the website and blog.  You will receive this at a later date.



What we will do:
1)      Send product  for the six month contract period. Total of 2 large shipments. 
2)      The Robins Nest will promote your blog on our blog and/or website.



Design Team Overview:
The Purpose of being a Design Team member is to promote The Robin’s Nest by using The Robins Nest products in projects that maybe posted to The Robin’s Nest website, blog and your own personal blogs.