Saturday, April 23, 2011

New Paperclay Design Team!

We are so excited to introduce our first Design Team for Creative Paperclay! Starting in May you will see three project per week on this blog. Project will be posted on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! How exciting it that. Now here is the team. Each of their name will take you to their blog to see their amazing work. Hope you are a follower of this blog and their blog... we all love new followers!

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” "Paperclay" 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.’

Baraba Moore

I am a married 57 year old woman and my life has been like many others, I have always worked outside the home until I became disabled in 2005 and couldn’t any longer. When I was not working or keeping up with children who were very involved in sports I worked on my art. I’ve done many, many different kinds of crafts and art work over the years and discovered Creative Paper Clay even before I discovered Gourds. My husband and I went to a Gourd Festival just because it sounded interesting to me and voila’ I was hooked! I now devote all my time to my artwork and working with paper clay. I’m a member of the Harrison Art League, the Ozark Arts Council, the Palette Art League, and the Hill Country Art Gallery. I am also a member of the American Gourd Society and the Show-Me Gourd Society of Missouri. I have my Gourd Art displayed and for sale in The Emporium in Norfolk, AR, The Ozark Crafts Gallery in Hardy, AR, The Brook Falls Gallery in Calico Rock, AR, The Oak Leaf Gallery in Harrison, AR, and The Hill Country Art Gallery in Mountain Home, AR. I have been so blessed to be able to teach a Gourd Art class every Saturday in Mountain Home at the Hill Country Art Gallery and will be taking over the first of May 2011, currently I’m helping the Gourd Artist who first started the classes there and whom I’ve been taking lessons from for the past year. I’m looking forward to having classes where the students can try Creative Paper Clay on their work. I also have eight art shows/competitions set up for this year in Arkansas and Missouri. Life is good and when it’s not I just “Put on my big girl panties and deal with it”.

Amanda Marks is an artist, designer, stay-at-home mom, and host of her own internet painting show. She is best known for her wildlife paintings and her “mad scientist experiments,” where she takes everyday household items and creates new easy-to-use media. On her painting show on Creative Edventures Web TV, she shows that you don’t need a big budget to paint and the most important thing is to have fun!

Amanda is also a graphic designer. Her knowledgeable background in Historic Preservation and Art Education helps her explain the complex in very simple terms. She shines when showing simple, frugal ways to craft with your whole family, with easy tutorials. When she isn’t in front of the camera or glued to her craft table, she and her husband are chasing their two children.

Amanda chronicles her and her family’s crafty adventures and misadventures at her blog Who Are You Calling Crafty?

Debbie Luttrell:

I am a self-taught artist living in the mid-west. I have been doing and selling art and

crafts for decades. I paint, sketch, sculpt, do fiber arts and just about any type of

craft out there. For the past decade or more, my chosen medium has been polymer

clay. I sell figurines, jewelry and other items made from it. That might change,

though, since I have recently discovered how easy Creative Paperclay is to work

with. I am a true Halloween fanatic, and can't wait to create loads of whimsical

figures for my Fall sales as well as try some jewelry-making with paperclay. I am

inspired by nature and kids, holidays and animals.

Brenda Burfeind

I have been scrapbooking and card making for about 15 years. I am a wife to my best friend, mother of 3 (1 daughter and 2 sons) and Oma (Grandma) to 2 (granddaughter and grandson). I am very interested in many different mediums. My crafts exist of scrapbooking, card making, wedding favors, centerpieces, floral arranging, vinyl homedecor and jewelry making. I dabble in a few more crafty things, but too many to name. I am addicted to using my Cricut and cuddlebug, although sometimes it seems I am playing more than creating.

Marissa Fratoni

Hello! My name is Marissa Fratoni. I am from the still freezing cold state of Massachusetts. They told me it’s Spring, but I am having a hard time believing them, whoever they are! I wear many hats in my delightful little life. I am a massage therapist, soon-to-be registered nurse, writer, doula-in-training, avid yoga practitioner, and mixed-media artist. My mixed-media artist hat provides for the most fun! I sculpt, sew, paint, doodle, sketch, make paper in blenders, dabble in jewelry-making, and try to find as many uses for Creative Paperclay as humanly possible. And then I typically use all of these mediums to create art dolls, ornaments, magnets, greeting cards, figurines, hair accessories, funky jewelry boxes, cake toppers, and home decorations. My artwork helps me to make sense of my crazy life while my husband, family, and friends help me keep at least one foot firmly planted in reality. I prefer to leave the other foot dancing in the rain and mud!

It's that amazing team! Hope you check out each of their blogs and become follower of this blog and their blogs. We all love follower and comments!

Terri Sproul

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Festive Friday #8

I can't believe it's our Festive Friday time again. How I love making Christmas Cards, and NO stress this year! Happy girl! Welcome this is the first stop on our little hop, we i guess we are not too little anymore.

black Glossy Cardstock
Palette Stamp and Stick gluepad
Silver Metal Leaf
Silver Embossing Powder
embossing ink

Embossing Gun
Miracle Tape
Blue Glossy Cardstock
White Cardbase
Light yellow cardstock
Jolee's Boutique - snowmen
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Labels Fifteen
Snowflake stamps - I used three different ones - two were foam stamps and the other was a rubber stamp.

1) Start with black Glossy Cardstock and stamp snowflake image with Palette Stamp and Stick Gluepad, heat with embossing gun until ink is tacky, add Silver Metal Leaf to stamp image. remove extra foil. continue this until whole 8 1/2" x 11" Black Glossy Cardstock is filled with snowflakes.

2) cut Black Glossy Cardstock snowflake paper into 4 - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" pieces. to make into 4 different cards.
3) Adhere Snowflake paper to cardbase using Miracle tape from Viva Las Vegastamps!
4) Die Cut Blue Glossy Cardstock using Spellbinders Nestabilities - Labels Fifteen.
adhere to cardbase using Miracle Tape - add snowman from Jolee's Boutique - snowmen sticker sheet
5) stamp "merry Christmas" on light yellow cardstock using embossing ink and emboss with silver embossing powder. Cut around image and adhere with Miracle tape.
6) The other three cards where make almost the same way - using up all the Jolee's Boutique snowmen sticker up on that sheet.

Now you are off to Chris Hurley Blog - that's the second link down. But if you get lost - just come back here and regroup. How cool is that.

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Hope you become a follower of my blog and the rest of the team. We love our followers and comments. Thanks for stopping by...

Terri Sproul

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Necklace and Card

Mother Day Necklace and Card

I made this project for as a member of the Glue Dots Design Team.


Glue Dots®

Creative Paperclay

Molds – face mold and embellishment

Skelton Leaf

Stamp: RoseLady from Viva Las Vegastamps!

Twinkling H2O’s

Spellbinders Nestablitities: Labels Fifteen

Blue Dye Ink pad

Clean embossing Ink

Black embossing Powder

Sakura Jewelry Findings

Drew Drops


1) Play Paperclay into Face mold and Embellishment – remove from mold and set aside to dry.

2) While my Paperclay was drying, I started my card: Stamp “RoseLady” onto white cardstock using clear embossing ink and emboss with black embossing powder. Stamp image a second time on a second piece of white cardstock with Dark Blue Dye ink and cut out ribbon only.

3) Ran my “Rose Lady” image which I embossed tho my Die cut machine with the largest Nestabilities “labels Fifteen”. Cut out the Ribbon on the Blue Dye Image and adhere to my embossed image using my Glue Dots®

4) To my cardbase, I added blue cardstock and ribbon to the bottom and added my images using Glue Dots®

5) NOW Back to my Paperclay piece… after the pieces are dry, I painted both the face and embellishment with Twinkling H2O’s. The Face I did in a Gold color and the embellishment part I did in blue, then I added Drew Drop with my Micro Glue Dots® to the embellishment. Adhere my PaperClay face to the embellishment base using Memory Book Glue Dots®

6) I added the Skelton Leaf using a Memory Book Glue Dots® and added my jewelry finding to the back, add some ribbon or chain to your necklace and you are done with a great card and necklace for your mom!

Hope you enjoy this project with me. have question please ask...


Terri Sproul - that's a link to my website. have you check it out????

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Festive Friday #7

It's Festive Friday Christmas Blog Hop Time Again.. I hope you are having as much fun as we all are...

I have to admit this card was super easy to make. The Anna Griffin image was amazing on it's own, I just added a little detail to complete..

Anna Griffin Image
Jolee's Boutique embellishment
Tim Holtz - Distress Stickles "Rock Candy"
Miracle Tape from Viva Las Vegastamps!

1) Add some Tim Holtz Distress Stickles onto your finger and spread it onto Santa Beard. set aside to dry..
2) Add Jolee's Boutique embellishment to the Anna Griffin Image
3) Adhere to Cardbase with my Miracle Tape (love that stuff)

See what's that too easy....
Now here is the rest of the hop for you... Your next stop is to Chris Hurley blog. But the list is here just in case you have a problem...

1) Terri Sproul – Blog:

2) Chris Hurley: blog:

3) Cheryl Lindsay –

4) Laura Davidson -

5) Amanda Marks

6)  Debbie Buckland

7) Brenda Lee Burfeind:

8) Angela Bodas

9)  Yolonda:  blog address
10)  Becky Conley:

11) Fabrizio:
11)  Debbie Feist:   blog is

Hope you are making Christmas cards with all of us. Can you believe how many we have ready for Christmas this year. It's so exciting to have them done so soon. No more stress this year at Christmas time for me..

Merry Christmas...

Terri Sproul

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

FaveCraft Radio Show

I am excited to announce that I will be appearing on FaveCraft Blog Talk Radio Show. How cool is that. I have been on before this is their show in the pass and it's all a wonderful time. Here is the link to join me Click Here. and to get all the information on how to join in on all the fun. So go check it out...
I hope you all join me and tell your friends...

Terri Sproul

Miracle Tape Video

Here is a fun card I made using a interest technique with Miracle tape from Viva Las Vegastamps! The Wonderful background paper is from Robin's Nest. It's it pretty...There is a link for their website on my side bar.. Hope you check them out and become a follower of their blog...

Here is a video on how to use Miracle Tape in a few different ways include what I did on this card..


Terri Sproul