Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Day 6 of the 12 Days of Christmas ATC

These Snowflake embellishment were make using Sweetbrier Studio Snowflake mold, Blue Moon embossing powder and Melting Pot.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Monday, December 28, 2009

Day 4 of the 12 Days of Christmas ATC

This one I use Sweetbrier Studio Snowflake mold and PaperClay for my embellishment. Watch the video on how to complete all 12 days of Christmas ATC on my youtube channel. For your chance at winning a prize you must post a comment and your ATC.
I can't wait to see what you made.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Day 3 of the 12 Days of Christmas ATC

Follow direction for Christmas ATC on YouTube - this one I add snowflake brads.
Please let me a comment and post your ATC for your chance at winning three bottles of Memories Mists.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Day 2 of the 12 Days of Christmas ATC

Follow all the step in my youtube video on how to Make the basic part of this ATC.
This ATC embellishments is just two pieces of ribbon adhered under the "Turtle doves".
Remember to comment and post your ATC for me to see and win a prize.

Friday, December 25, 2009

1st Day of Christmas ATC w/ Video

Here is Day one of the 12 Days Of Christmas ATC's, for the basic of this ATC, i have included a video on my Youtube Channel.
The embellishment on this ATC is made using paper Clay and Sweetbrier Studio Molds.
You could win a prize if you post a comment and your ATC. Can't wait to see what you do...

Monday, December 21, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree Scrapbook page.

This is a two page spread I made - with all the Christmas tree photo from this year.

I stamp "Music background" stamp from Rubber Stamped using Palette "Noir Black" onto vellum set aside to let ink dry - Rip around the image and ink all edges again using "Noir Black"

Ink up "Antique Border" using Palette "Stamp & Stick GluePad" and stamp onto white Glossy cardstock.

Heat using your embossing gun - until the Stamp and Stick gluepad is tacky.

Add some "Red Leaf" use you finger tips press the leaf down.... then use a soft brush and remove all the extra (keep the extra in a plastic bowl and reuse later, NO waste)

Using a Circle Punch (use it upside down) and punch out a circle - this is how I make the Christmas ornament. Just added a small piece of silver paper and wire.

these are Tim Holtz Grungeboard Letter - I ink them with Memories Metallic "Red" then spray them with Memories Mists "Bright Gold" - spelled our "oh tree" I have a sticker from Ek success that said "Christmas" used that in between the two words... "OH Christmas Tree"

I stamp twice "Pine Branch" from Stampotique using white embossing powder. Here is where I hung the Christmas Oranment I made.

The Christmas tree embellishment on this page is one of Ek Success. Any Question please let me know... I will help you out...

contest - 12 days of Christmas ATC

Two of my ATC when up early. - Me and the computer - well what more can I say... LOL
Day one of the 12 days of Christmas will start on DEC 25th (the first day of Christmas). The Video and supply list is up. Supplies list is here on my blog and the video is on Youtube.
You can make what ever you like - just share your comments and your work with me and you could win three bottles of Memory Mists from Stewart Superior.
Also share your work with me and your other friends of FACEBOOK. Are you may friend yet. if not find me and befriend me.... Can't wait to see your work.... I am so excited...

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Post your comment and ATC and win a prize

At the end of the 12 days of Christmas ATC series, I will be awarding three bottle of Memories Mists from Stewart Superior to the winner. To Win, just post a comment on my ATC and post one of your ATC's. Can't wait to see what you come up with.
FACEBOOK: You can post your project on facebook as long as you are my friend.... and I hope you are.
Winner will be announced on Jan 5, 2010 on this blog.... Need to stop by here to find out if you won or not.
Can't wait to see what you guys come up with.... I am so excited...

12 Days of Christmas Supplies List

Supplies you will need to complete the 12 Days of Christmas with me... Hope you have fun.

Stamps: 12 days of Christmas Cube Stamps by Stampington , Cloisonné Words and Phrases by Michael Strong, Large Flaky Background by Stampotique

Ink: India Ink, The Embosser, Memories Chalk “Faded Lavender”, Palette “Starry Night”, Memories Mists: “Blueberry Shake” and “Iridescent”

Embossing Powder: Cloisonné: Clear and Blue Moon

Heat gun

Melting Pot:

Sweetbrier Studio: “Let it Snow” mold

Foam Mounting Square by Super Glue

Zip Dry Paper Glue

White cardstock cut to ATC size (2 ½” x 31/2”)

White Cardstock

Colored Pencils

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Home with a tree


Stamps: Merry Christmas by Michael Strong, “A Car Full” by Stampotique

Die Cut: Medium Pine Tree from Sizzix

Chip Board

Ink: Palette Hybrid Inkpad “Landscape”, “The Embosser”, Memories Chalk “Gingerbread”, India Ink

Black Embossing Powder: Filigree by Stewart Superior

Embossing Gun

Black Brad or eyelets

Brown String

Zip Dry Paper Glue

Magic Scraps: Snow

Cardstock: Two shade of green – lighter green for card base, dark green for matt.


1) Cut Light Green cardstock into Card base size. 8 ½” x 5 ½” – score at 4 ¼”.

2) Cut Dark Green Cardstock to 5 ¼” x 4”. Stamp “Merry Christmas on the top of the cardstock using India Ink. Punch a hole in top two corners and add black brad or eyelets.

Foam Mounting Squares

3) Using you Zip Dry Paper Glue – add some glue across the Dark Green cardstock bottom and pour some Magic Scraps “Snow” and let dry. Once Glue is dry tap off excess “snow”.

4) Using your Chip Board and Die Cut machine – Cut out “Pine Tree”. Using a direction to paper technique add “Landscape” Ink to tree top and “Gingerbread” to tree base. Add a little Zip Dry Glue to tree and snow to tree…

5) Stamp “Full Car” onto Chip Board using Embossing ink and Filigree “Black embossing powder”. Cut out image – BUT – Cut off the all the people except the driver and his lady. Punch a hole in both of the windows to cut the window out. After you Punch the hole in the windows – you can put your scissor in the hole and cut the window out.

6) Tie tree to top of card using string. I tied my to the window and back end. You can add a small drop of Zip Dry Glue to the back of the tree to help hold the string in place. Zip Dry Glue will dry clear.

7) I place two Foam Mounting Squares on the back of the car to give it dimension. Place car onto Dark Green Cardstock just above the snow….

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Santa Baby

If you seen the tag i did yesterday, This one is almost the same only a few differences.

Santa stamp is from : Stampington & Company
Music Background stamp from Delta
Metal Tag is from Die cuts with a View
Flower: From QVC

Follow the same direction as the Merry Christmas tag. before removing the MasquePen stamp Music Background in Palette "Haystack" and Spray the whole tag with Iridescent Memory Mists from Stewart Superior
Then peel off your Mask (masquePen)
Add Flower and tag to top and you are done.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Merry Christmas Tag

Merry Christmas Tag

By Terri Sproul



Inks: Indian Ink, Memories Chalk Ink “Cloudy Coral” and “Pale Olive”, Memories Metallic Ink: “Silver”, Embossing Ink – All from Stewart Superior

Stamps: “Merry Christmas”, “Night before Christmas” Set by Close to my Heart, and Flourish Stamp.

Tag: Make or purchase one (see my Youtube video on how to make your own tag)

Embossing Powder: Filigree “Gold” by Stewart Superior

Make up sponge

Embossing Gun



1) Ink up Santa Stamp using Indian Ink. Stamp onto Tag. Let dry (only take about a minute – you can heat set to speed up ink).

2) Cover Image with MasquePen – set aside to dry – MasquePen turns clear then dry.

3) After MasquePen is completely dry, remember it turns clear. Using a Make up sponge – add “cloudy coral” and “Pale Olive” ink to all tag.

4) Ink up Flourish Stamp with metallic Sliver and stamp randomly over all of tag.
Remember to stamp over the Santa (MasquePen will protect the image).

5) Ink Up “Merry Christmas” stamp using Embossing ink and add Gold embossing powder, remove exceeds and heat with embossing gun

6) Add fibers to tag and you are done

This was a fun tag to make. Hope you enjoyed it. any question please let me know... Thanks for your visit.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Bundle of Joy Tag

Stamp: "Snowman" and "Large Flaky Background" both by Stampotique
Ink: Memories Mists: "Blueberry Shake" and "Iridescent", Palette Hybrid Ink "Starry Nights", "India Ink" all ink from Stewart Superior
Cooper Wire
Pop Dots
Adhesive: I use "Zip Dry" by Beaconcreates
Metal Word: "Bundle of joy" from Die Cuts with a View
Fiber: got my at Michael craft store
Tag: 4 1/2" x 2 1/2" use store bought or I do have a video on how to make your own tags.
Accent Powder: Int. Blue from Stewart Superior
Paint Brush
craft sheet
Colored Pencil

1) Spray Tag with Memories Mists: Blueberry Shake, when dry Stamp "large Flaky Background using Starry Night ink. Ink all edges of tag with Starry Night Ink. Spray all of the tag using Memories Mists: Iridescent. Set aside
2) Stamp Snowman using India Ink onto white cardstock

3) On craft sheet place a small amount of Accent Powder and gentle spray water onto it. Mix water into the powder using a paint brush, paint Accent Powder onto Snowman Image. Let dry.
After the Accent powder is dry add color in image with colored pencils. Cut out image but cut off his arms.

4) To make his arms: Cut three wires about 2 1/2" long - twist all three together and arrange the ends to look like fingers. See sample
Adhere the wire to the back of the snow man using a pop dot. Wires will go under the pop dot closes to the paper. Adhere Snowman to bottom of tag.
5) Add Metal words and fiber to tag and you are done.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Wedding Book - continue 2

Here is the Cake page for my friends wedding album. Corner were made with chip board and pattern paper.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Clearly Christmas

Most of your know I love using transparency for my cardbase - to make a truly clean card. Hope you enjoy this one.

Transparance or clear Vinyl Cover (both can be found at Office supply store)

Ink: Palette hybrid Inkpad “New Canvas”, India Ink, Palette Hybrid Inkpad “Toile Pink”, Palette Stamp & Stick GluePad (all by Stewart Superior)

Foil: Red Variegated Leaf by Stewart Superior

Cardstock: White glossy, light purple, silver

Circle Punch – large – I used on from EK Success

Stamp: Lace Border, Christmas saying, both by Stampostique and “Windy Tree” by Hero Arts

Paint Brush

Embossing Gun

Small square punch



Trimmer and score blade or bone folder

Make up sponge


1) Cut Transparence sheet to 5 ½” x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼”. This is your card base. You will get two cards from on sheet of transparence. Stamp “Windy Tree” using Palette “New Canvas” onto the front of your card – set aside to dry

2) Stamp Lace Stamp on White Glossy cardstock using Stamp & Stick Glue Pad. Heat with heat gun (embossing gun) until ink becomes sticky. Place Red Variegated Leaf over stamp image and lately brush off extra. (you can save the extra in a Tupperware bowl and use later). Using your Circle Punch upside down so you can see your stamped image, punch out circle shape – I got three circles out of each stamp.

3) Ink up a make up sponge using Palette “Toile Pink” and color in the white area of the circle you just punched out.

4) Punch Small Square out of silver cardstock. Adhere to top of circle to get the look of an ornament, add a small piece of wire.

5) Adhere Ornament to front of card – hanging from the tree

6) Stamp “Christmas Saying” to bottom of Purple cardstock and adhere purple cardstock to inside of card base. Your saying should show through to front of card.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wedding Book - continue

The is the second part of the two page spread. See where I stamp below the photo. I used the same stamp twice - stamp once in light purple (Memories Chalk "Faded Lavender") by Stewart Superior. and then again with Palette Hybrid Ink "Iris" also by Stewart Superior.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Wedding Book - new pages

Here is one of the pages for the wedding Album I am creating for a friend. The flower were white silk flower - that I sprayed with Memories Mist (from Stewart Superior) to give them color and then spray with Spray Adhesive to add glitter, add a brad in center.
Trying stamping an image on photo and background paper.
If you have any question regard this or any other project. Please post your question here.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Wedding Book

Most of you know that I went to a wedding of a wonderful couple and great friends in October. I house sat there home for two weeks while they were on there honeymoon. Well I have started their album. This is the cover
The best part about this wedding - is the color were Purple - I love Purple and it is going to be fun working on this album...
If you have any questions - please contact me....

Veteran's Day Card #2

Cardstock": Red, blue and white
Vellum Sticker: Thanks for everything!
Stamps: Snowman and Flag - both from Stampotique
Ink: India Ink from Stewart Superior
Colored Pencils: light blue, blue, red, gold - what ever color you want

Stamp snowman and flag onto white card stock - color in and cut out.
Matt onto blue card stock
adhere to card base add sticker - supper easy.....

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Veteran's Day Card

White, Red, Blue Cardstock
Stamps: "Bob's in Time out" and "Flag" both from Stampotique
India Ink: from Stewart Superior - will not run with water
Colored Pencils
Star Brads: Silver

1) Stamp "Bob's in Time Out" using India Ink onto white cardstock, Stamp "Flag" so it looks like he is holding the flag in him hand.
2) Color in Bob and flag with color Pencils - I used Blue and red - Cut out "Bob and flag" image.
3) Cut and fold Red cardstock to make cardbase. I like to use a 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock and cut in half (leaving me with two cardbases - measuring 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" card - score at 4 1/4") This way I get two cards from one piece of cardstock.
4) Rip three strips of white cardstock for your strips. Rip blue cardstock into square shape for the flag. Add three silver star brad to blue cardstock. Adhere strips and blue base to card to make a flag.
5) Adhere "Bob" to botton. Stamp "thank you" inside of card and you are done.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Bleach Paper Technique

This is my Christmas Card this year.

Bleach (household bleach)

Paint brush


Twinkling H20’s: Fuzzy Peach, Bashful Blue, Key Lime, Egyptian Gold, Cranberry, Icy Iris, and Golden Opal

Black embossing Powder: Fine black by Stewart Superior

Embossing Ink: The Embosser by Stewart Superior


Stamps: Candles by Stampotique

Embossing Gun (heat Gun)


HINT: Test your black cardstock with the bleach. All cardstock bleach out just a little differently. Some turn a brown color some will bleach out almost white… I like the white look the best for the project.

1) Stamp “Candles” using embossing ink and black embossing powder onto Black cardstock and heat emboss.

2) If any of your images you want to remain black – add MasquePen to these parts of your image. I masked the dots on one of the candles and the diamond on another. Make sure you allow your MasquePen to dry (it turns clear)

3) Using a Paint brush and your bleach – bleach all of image you want to paint in later. Bleach will take a few minute to dry before doing the next step. If cardstock is not bleach out as much as you need try adding a second coat of bleach

4) Now the fun part. Color in your image using Twinkling H20’s. To use Twinkling H20’s just add water to your brush or paint jar and start color in the lines. The embossing ink help keep your color in the lines…

5) After you have colored in your image. Remove MasquePen to revile the black cardstock again. Matt onto Gold cardstock and add to card base. This technique works great on a scrapbook page too.

6) If you can find a mini image of the same stamp you used on your card. Stamp smaller image onto your envelop and color with Twinkling H20’s to complete your card.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Sale on MasquePen & MasquePen DVD

If you have been watching my video and don't own a MasquePen yet - today is the day. I have put the MasquePen and MasquePen Magic DVD on sale at my website, Now is a great time to pick up a copy for yourself and a gift for a friend. Christmas is only 2 months away.... OMG

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Guest blogger

I am doing a guest blogger on - check out there site for all kinds of crafty ideas

More to come.....

Monday, October 26, 2009

Last Minute Halloween Idea

I am having a Halloween party this year and need some idea to decorate the home without spending a lot of Money. So I took out my stamps and started to have some fun.

I have lots of candle and did not want to purchase some just for Halloween. So I
1) Stamp "Moon Girl's Crow" by Stampotique onto transparency sheet or Vinyl cover sheet (both can be found at the office supple store, purchase a box you will get lots of great idea to use them). Use a permit ink to do this, like Palette Hybrid Ink from Stewart Superior.
2) after you stamp your image onto the transparency, cut out image and tape onto candle. REMEMBER TO USE A FLAMELESS CANDLE.


1) Another really easy idea. I stamped the same Crow Image onto white cardstock. Used a old frame and done.

1) I purchase these tombstones at a craft store (Micheal's) and when I open the package they were all the same. Well that is not going to do. So I turned the tombstones over and used my stamps to make my own saying. I used "Crow Line" and "Altered Alpha" stamps both by Stampotique Original and Palette Hybrid ink in black.

Well I hope you enjoy these really easy idea to decorate your home for the holidays. Remember this will work for all the holidays.

Monday, October 19, 2009


Become a fan of Altered Art Magazine on Facebook. You will love all the project idea that are put up on this site. It's a lot of fun.
While you are on facebook become my friend also.....

Friday, October 2, 2009

Make a Paper Pumpkin Video

Here is a card I made using Paper Punches, Memories Mists: "Pale Ale", Memories Chalk Ink: "Creamy Coffee", wire, Stamp of "October" is from Stampotique.
You can see how to make this card in my new video on youtube. Please check it out.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Stewart Superior Newsletter - Fall 2009

In the Stewart Superior Newsletter for Fall 2009, I talk about ink your stamp so that you achieve a distressed look. Here is sample of that technique using a "Diamonds" Stamp from Stampotique. In the top image, I only ink the stamp a little leaving the background paper to show through. In the bottom image I ink the stamp complete, giving me a clean image. The Ink that I used to make this sample are: Memories Dye Ink "Ruby" on the stamp, Memories Mists "Pale Ale" on background and Memories Chalk Ink" Creamy Coffee" on edges. All ink can be found at Stewart Superiors Website. If you ever have a question - please feel free to contact me at my e-mail address:

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Stewart Superior Newsletter - Fall 2009

This is one of the project I featured in the Fall newsletter for Stewart Superior. I talked about Different way to distress and this way used White as the distressing color instead of Browns. The paper and embellishments in this project are from Anna Griffin. Her papers are so amazing to use.
In this photo, I am show how to use Memories Chalk Ink to distress the edges of the paper. I used "Milky White" and "Angelia Pink", use the direct to paper technique to achieve a distressed look.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

guest artist

I have been invited to be a guest artist on Fave - this is a fun website .
Hope you enjoy the card.
direction and all supplies for this card are on Fave
Check it out...
I am hoping to do more work for them soon.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Stamps: Months of the Year "October", "Bob's in Time Out", "Xmas Cubed" - all by Stampotique.
Ink: Memories Dye "Ruby", "Grass", "India Ink" Memories Chalk Ink "Creamy Coffee" all by Stewart Superior
Ink: Twinkling H2O's: "Garnet", "Chestnut Brown"
Circle Punch
Leaf Punch
Green wire
Black Pen - fine point
White, Green, and Orange cardstock and Wood Grain Pattern Paper

1) Cut wood grain pattern paper to 8 1/2 x 5 1/2" - score at 4 1/4" - fold into cardbase
2) Cut white cardstock to 3 1/2" x 4" Stamp "Bob's in Time Out" with India Ink in center of cardstock. Color Bob's Shirt and pants with Twinkling H2o's "Garnet"
3) On another piece of white cardstock stamp using "Xmas Cubed" two presents and the hat. I stamped the Hat and one present using Memories Dye Ink in "Ruby" and One present in Memories Dye Inkpad "grass". Cut out all images. Hat, and both presents. Adhere to "Bob" as shown.
4) Punch out three circle from Orange cardstock. Punch One leaf using leaf punch. Ink all edges and add detail with fine point black marker.
5) Placing three circle punches together to form a pumkin. add leaf and wire for more detail.
6) Stamp "October" in top left corner - added question mark with black fine point marker.
7) Adhere all to card front.