Sunday, March 27, 2011

Viva Las Vegastamps! DT

Meet the New Design Team for Viva Las Vegastamps! Each of the name of our team is a link to their blog. So go check them out and become a follower of their blog and see their amazing work..

Terri Sproul - Our Team Leader

Terri Sproul is the producer of a new DVD called "MasquePen Magic" and the owner of Ultimate Scrapbook Retreat. She is a diverse and experienced designer and instructor for multiple companies in the paper craft world including “Glue Dots®”, “Stewart Superior”, “Sakura Hobby Craft” and “Viva Las Vegastamps!” to name a few. Terri and her husband Marc have the pleasure of living in San Diego County On top Of Palomar Mountain. She has received a Bachelor of Scrapbooking Arts from Creating Keepsakes and Bachelor of Scrapbooking Education from EK Success. Terri’s passion is teaching fellow Scrapbooker’s and Stamper’s new techniques and to think ‘out of the box’ and ‘off the Page.’

Jennifer Bliss:
"I'm a 30-something year old with several interests including music, movies, vegetarianism, sports, traveling, collecting Baseball Cards and Unicorns, Radio, Computers, Crafting, and Tea. I live with my husband, 2 dogs, and 2 cats in the eastern snowbelt area of the US."

Kim Prince:

My name is Kim Prince. I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. I am married tomy best friend and have 2 wonderful sons! I also became a Grandmother last
year, Twice!  Life is good
 I have been stamping for approximately 23 years now,
and absolutely love the creativity and freedom of this art.
I have been on a few designs teams, Quietfire Design ,
The Stampsmith , and Stampotique Originals
I am still with The Stampsmith, as the design team leader.

DeeDee Catron:
My name is DeeDee Catron, I am mother to a gorgeous 8 week old boy and wife to a wonderful loving man.I'm 23 years old, have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Design and have a fiery passion for all things crafty. I love making my own everything; embellishments, backgrounds, graphics, papers, and anything else I can make from scratch. I live to recreate things that inspire me, and I love incorporating all types of materials and processes into every day crafting. My style is very vintage/grunge/distressed. I love to work in kraft/neutral as well as bright vivid colors. I'm a card maker, scrapbooker, tag maker, altered artist and on and on. I like to try it all! I currently am working mostly on my Etsy shop; trying to make my hobby a money maker!

Rebbecca Parsons:

R-tiste Rebecca E. Parsons is a Deliberate Creator you may know as Cre8Tiva, her alter ego. Rebecca/Cre8Tiva have been on a blissful journey to Cre8Topia for decades leaving imaginative artwork and creatively inspired students strewn throughout the world.

To meet her is to get swept away by the whirlwind of creative passion and enthusiasm she exudes. She radiates caring warmth with a true desire to see you succeed. Her motto is…it is no harder to do what you love than to do what you don’t…. You can’t help but be inflamed to succeed as an artist.

Rebecca’s award-winning art is mixed media personified. From doodles to digital paintings, from murals to custom designed purses and accessories her creations are magical fights of fancy that make you want to join in her quest for Cre8Topia.

She shares this passion for creativity through workshops and retreats, A Live TV Show, two radio Talk Shows for artists, Cre8Tiva’s Blog, Cre8tive Compass Magazine/Blog, and as a Creativity Retreat Leader and Holistic Coach/Mentor to Artists. Rebecca has written and self-published five books for creative people and is writing her 6th, “Curate YOU…showing people who color outside the lines how to make a living doing what they love!”

Her artists’ statement reads: “Early in life I knew I was creative as I would draw, dance, write and sing the day away. My box of broken crayons was my greatest treasure. I love to explore and push the limits of tools and products creating and experimenting with wild abandon. My work has evolved, as has my life, to embrace my love of the human form, nature (especially the ocean), vintage images and my spirituality. You will find my work is figurative and whimsical and I always hide a trademark bubble in my artwork! My propensity to use texture, especially little treasures I find, stems from the roots of my love for decorative painting (commonly called faux finishing).”

Cheryl Lindsay:

Cheryl is a Multimedia Artist with a college
level Teaching credetial in Crafts and Taught
for over 20 years. At present is on several
Design Teams including Sakura Crafts,
Creative Imaginations, Marah Johnson,
Twiddely Bitz Canada/Australia, Kreink Threads
Ever After Scrapbooks, Gee Gee's Stamps n Stuff as the
design team co ordinator and product researcher.
Cheryl is also involved with a monthly Blog hop called
"Festive Friday Blog Hop" where we made Christmas Cards
all year long and has been Published: in both
Belle Armoire Nov./Dec. issue and Memories:Patch work scrapbooking issue

Chris Hurley:

I'm a rubber stamping, scrapbooking, paper hoarder. I have been crafting in some way for as long as I can remember. I started stamping about 20 years ago, I was hooked instantly!

Well that an amazing team... I am so proud to be working with each of them. Check out their blogs and Don't forget to follow the Viva Las Vegastamps! blog to see all their amazing work. Each artist will be posting two project per month... That's at least 12 projects!!!!

Terri Sproul

Liebster blog Award....

While checking my blog comments today, I notice I had a special comment from Brenda Lee Burfeind telling me she had award me a blog award. To go check her blog out to find all the information. If you are a visit my blog for our Festive Friday blog hop you know Brenda work well, she makes amazing Christmas Cards each time, but if you don't stop by her blog and check her out.
This award was created for bloggers who have fewer than 300 followers, but put a lot of love and heart into their wok. It is given to bring light to new blogs and its a great way to share blogs that might not otherwise
be seen or ones you want to share with others.

As a recipient you must share the love and pay it forward by.

1- Creating a post where you blog about the Liebster award and reveal you 3 to 5 blog picks.

2- Let them know you have chosen them by leaving a comment on their blog about the award.

3- Copy and paste the award on your blog.

4- Have the faith that your followers will rally and show their crafty love back out to those you award this to.

5- Have fun!!!

Here are my chooses

Lea Cioci

Cheryl Lindsay

Carol Berns

maybe you will find a new blog to follow - Thanks for following mine...


Terri Sproul

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Festive Friday Blog Hop

It's Festive Friday time again.. We are getting our Christmas Cards done early this year. Hope you are playing along with us. Personally I hate making my Christmas Cards all in one day or two... So NOT this years. I already have a few done..
This is the first stop on our hop and hope you continue to check out the rest of the group.
Here is my Christmas Cards for this hop...

stamps is Scroll Works stamps Santa Moon and Dec 25th - they have great stamps. check them out
Black embossing powder
Yellow and Red Crystal Lacquer
Metal embellishment
Sparkly fluff from Craft Lounge
Red Acrylic Paint
christmas presents charm
Twinkling H2O's

stamp "Santa Moon" with embossing ink and black embossing powder onto tag. I stamp the image just off the tag. color the image in with my twinkly H2O's - but the hat I did a little different. First I paint the hat with Red acrylic paint and while the paint was still wet, I added the Very Cherry Red Sparkly fluff and let it dry.. added Red Crystal Lacquer to the Holly Berries and Yellow Crystal Lacquer to the Star.
Then I stamp the Dec 25th stamp onto white cardstock and cut it out.
the list - I just made.. white cardstock . ink the edges and added some names..
Added the metal embellishment "making a list" to the bottom of the tag with a couple brad or eyelets. Added some fiber and a Christmas present charm.
Background is Red Cardstock that I embossed with a embossing folder. Love those thing. Ages the embossing with ink..

That's the basic... Hope you enjoy my card... Now hop on over the Chis Hurley Blog and see what see made for us..
If you ever have a question on a product or my directions. Please let me know I will answer as soon as I can..
Terri Sproul

Friday, March 18, 2011

PaperClay DT call

Do you love Creative paperClay or Delight PaperClay? Then this call is just for you.
What we are looking for in a 6 member Design Team:

) Creative PaperClay Design Team Term is for 6 months from May 1st until the end of October 2011

2) Create a minimum of 2 projects per month to be featured on both your blog and Creative PaperClay blog and be active on facebook You will be given a date to post your project on our blog. I hope you are a follower of their blog!

3) Promote Creative PaperClay by posting projects on other online galleries, facebook and blogs with working links to the store.

4) In the event that you do not complete any of the above requirements Creative PaperClay has the right to remove you from the DT and fill the position with another candidate from the waiting list.

5) Open to US residents only - sorry!

What you get if you are on the team

1) Product sent to you once a month for the term you are on the team.

2) Your Bio and photo with link to your blog on our blog

How to apply:

1) Send your Bio to Terri@ultimatescrapbookretreat and then post 2 of your BEST Paperclay projects on your blog on April 15th to be reviewed my me. Send me your bio as soon as you can. Post projects with links, directions and our logo. Please in your regard on your email - please place Paperclay DT - this way you don't get deleted (i get lots of spam mail)

You can find paperclay at Michael and Joanne or at the Paperclay store

You can copy the logo from my blog or Paper Clay blog - Or i will send to you when you send me your bio.

If you have question - please contact and BEST of luck - Can't wait to see how you impress me..

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

SteamPunk book - WINNER!

Who won my blog candy? First I have to thank all of you for the wonderful things you guys say about my Art. I can't believe I have 209 follower of my blog and over 300+ of my Youtube Videos. I am really honored!
I really enjoy making how to video and wish I could make more. But I have one small problem. I HAVE DIAL UP - yes, I did say dial up - do you feel for me? -
I live onto of the middle of nowhere and I don't want to spend $70 per month for satellite internet - well I would - but husband is laid off right now and money is tight. I know most of you understand that right now...
So back to the good part - who won!
Cindy Adkins

Cindy if you could please contact me - I will send this off to you ASAP. I am send you an email... Smiles...

A few more things. I will be doing a Design Team call for Paperclay very soon - so watch for that. Remember Festive Friday Christmas Card hop - It's the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month...
Terri Sproul

Monday, March 14, 2011

Steampunk Mask

Supply List
Iridescent Bronze from Golden Acrylic
Micaceous Iron Oxide from Golden Acrylic
Wood mask - but I think a paper mache mask would work great
Glaze from Golden
Miracle Tape from Viva Las Vegastamps!
Stamps - STeampunk from viva Las Vegastamps!
Creative Paper clay
Amazing Molding Putty
Gears - got my from Viva Las Vegastamps!


1) First thing I did was made some molds using my real clock gears. I used my Amazing Mold Putty to make my gears. I have a video on how to use this on the PaperClay blog.
2) After I finish making my molds, I started to make some Paperclay gears.
3) After my paperclay gear where dry I started to paint them. I used Golden's Iridescent bronze and Micaceous Iron Oxide to paint them. Made them look like real gears and NOT paperclay...
4) I found this mask at a yard sale over the weekend and it's was made of wood and painted white... I do believe a paper mache mask would work great for this project too.

5) I cover my mask with Golden Glaze to age the mask some. it was just too white.
6) I stared to stamp the Gear stamp I got from Viva Las Vegastamps! all over the top of his head and a little down the one side of his face... just a little..

7) Add another Gear stamp image on his left cheek using Memories "Chestnut" Dye ink
8) Add a Zipper to his mouth using my Miracle Tape from Viva Las Vegastamps! this tape is great to adhere almost everything down... YOU NEED some of this stuff.

9) Added my Paperclay Gears to the side of his head and then added more Real gear around the Paperclay ones... My mask is done... OMG... I really love it..

Well I hope you enjoy your time here on my blog and hope you will become a follower of mine. I have lots of exciting stuff happening here. Including a bi-weekly Festive Friday Blog Hop and a Design team call soon..
Now hop back to Favecraft blog and see the other amazing project posted. Also I will be on the Favecraft BlogTalk Radio show on April 6th.. hope you join me..

Terri Sproul

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Festive Friday #5

It's Festive Friday Time AGAIN. As always we are so excite you joined our little hop, as we make Christmas Cards all year long.
So Here is my card:

glue dots
Large Tag
purple ribbon
Inks: "quite yellow", "plum" Black, baby blue
Cardbase - white pre-made
Stamps: Most are Tim Holtz Christmas stamps, and some swirl stamps.

1) Ink both the card base and tag with yellow ink - start at the edges of the tag or card front and get lighter as you move to the center of the tag or cardbase.
2) stamp swirl with plum ink around the edges of both the card and the tag
3) Stamp snowflakes from Tim Holtz on tag with Plum ink.
4) Stamp music sheet in light blue ink.
5) Stamp "Merry Christmas" with black ink
6) Add ribbon to tag and adhere to front of cardbase using Glue Dots

I am a Dottess for Glue Dots Design Team.. I enjoy use their products. Also let you know I am doing a Design Call for a Stamp company you should check out. Here is their blog link and their website to purchase their amazing stamps.

*** Now it's time for you to Hop on over to Chris Hurley Blog and see what she did for use. It's always a wonderful card, so I know I can't wait to see it...

200 followers = Blog Candy!

I would love to get to 200 or more followers of my blog, so I think I will give you guys a chance at getting one of my mini books.. This time I just made this 3" x 3" book using Graphic 45 Steampunk Paper, their Tags and some Crystal Lacquer from Sakura.
So please tell all your friends and let get me up over 200 followers.. Also please check out my Youtube channel also.
Here is my book.
This whole book is made with 1 sheet of Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante Paper, Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante Tags, some eyelet and 3-D Crystal lacquer..

Cover: Used a Tag from the Graphic 45 "Steampunk Debutante Collection Tags. Added some blue Crystal Lacquer to the flowers... added some ribbon...

Page 1 and page 2: Again just used the tag that are on the Steampunk Tag sheet from Graphic 45. You can get your Graphic 45 paper at Gee Gee Stamp and Stuff in Carlsbad, Ca if you live around here. I do some Design Work for that store. There is a link on by side bar... Cute photo of the store too...
Anyways, check out the small tag on the right hand page. See how I used 3-D Crystal lacquer on the dress form.

Can't really see this - but there are three place where there are pockets for tags and stuff..

Page 3 and page 4: Here I used more 3-D Crystal Lacquer on the butterfly boarder across the bottom. Made a tag pocket and filled with small tags from the Graphic 45 tag sheet.

Pages 5 and Page 6: Used 3-D Crystal Lacquer on all three of the images on the right hand page. Pop up the center imges.. there is a tag coming out of the side pocket there?? hope you can see that..

Page 7 and Page 8 - just some tags from the tag sheet. I did use some of my eyelets I own to embellish the tags...

Page 9 and Page 10 - Love the image on the background paper. so made sure it was showing.

page 10 and Page 11 - OMG, I love the Lightbulb tag. HAD to use my 3-D Crystal Lacquer on just the bulb part. Love the way this came out... just love my crystal lacquer...

Well that is the end of this Steampunk Book... Hope you enjoy and you tell all your friends about my blog. Thanks in advance for all your support.. Love ya!!!!

I can't wait to send this book to one of you...
Terri Sproul

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Glue Dots - Earth Day Project...

Earth Day Scrapbook Page
By Terri Sproul
I love to “think out of the box”, so here I go again. This project is a scrapbook page – BUT it’s most likely NOT acid free – so personal I am going to frame this page – Not put into my scrapbook…

Glue Dots®: Micro, Crafts,
Cardstock: Two shades of Green
Large Bottle Cap
Frame – 12 x 12
Moss I got at the Craft store – this is the part I know is NOT acid free…
Large and small Circle Punch – or circle cutter of some kind…
Sizzix Die cut letter and machine to cut them. Or any letter you might have


1) Cut Letter to spell “Natural Beauty” I used a letter with a shadow. My Micro Glue Dots® works the best to adhere the shadow to the letter… LOVE my new Micro Dots®.

2) Matt your photo with Three mats.. this really make a single photo stand out.. Light green, then dark green then back to the light green…
3) Punch two circles out – one large circle and one just a little smaller.

4) I used a engraving machine to write “Palomar Mountain” inside of the Bottle Cap.
5) Start assembling your page as seen..
6) Now the part where I “think out of the box”, I place LOTS of Glue Dots® in the bottom left hand corner of the page. Then I place my moss over the Glue Dots® and press the moss down hard… Add a little more Glue Dots® and moss at the bottom right hand corner of the photo.. (so Not acid free)
7) Place project in a frame an hang on a wall..

I made this post while being a part of the Glue Dots Design Team... Which i am so proud to be a part of...

Terri Sproul

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Paperclay Steampunk book - part 2

Hope you stop by a few days ago and check out my Paperclay Steampunk Book with video. In the first part I had a video for you on how to make the Paperclay book covers. How cool was that! This part I will continue to show you the rest of the inside pages and two more video. First video is on how I made some of the embellishment that are feature on the inside pages. I used Sakura Hobby Craft Jewelry Finding and Fancy Glass Tiles...

Here is the video on how I made the embellishment in this book.

Here are more of the inside pages.

this page I used a sticker Tags I owned from EK Success. The stamp on the right hand page is one from the Sheet of Steampunk Stamp I got from Viva Las Vegastamps!
I wrapped the side of the page with string and hung a Jewelry Finding with Steampunk clip Art. See video on how to make. Also used another Tag to make a tab for the page.

On this page I stamped the Food Grinder from viva Las Vegastamps! using India Ink and you can see the over side of the last page with the string...
I add a tag by adhere it to my page with Miracle Tape also from Viva Las Vegastamps! and added some clip art images. Behind the tag is more stamp image and a clip art image.

Well we have made it to the last page. Here you can still see how I used the gear mask and Memories Mist "Pale Ale" to make my background. I stamps the Man riding large wheele with India Ink. There is a large old fashion safety Pin I hung a embellishment from (see video on how to make). The Person image is from my steampunk CD of clipArt - BUT I used a Stamp Die Cut - Die Cutted the image with Silver paper and then I used some Alcohol Inks to age the silver. Also see in video how I did that same technique to a jewelry finding.

Now it time to learn how to bind this book - get your safety Pins out.

Well I hope you enjoy this post, please leave me a comment. I really do live for them, and if you are not a follower yet, I would love it more if you become one..
Terri Sproul

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Viva Las Vegastamps! DT call

Here is your change to become a part of a wonderful Design Team for Viva Las Vegastamps! Check out their blog to learn everything you need to know about applying for this team. While you are here, please become a follower of mine. I will be your Design Team leader for this company, so I am looking forward to see how each of you impress me..