Saturday, May 28, 2011

New Stamps - 5 petal flowers

When I was out at Viva Las Vegastamps! store, I told Wayne he need a 5 petal flower in many different size and he came up with this one. The Quote stamp is also from Viva Las Vegastamps - I got mine in my Pound O" Rubber that's only $25 - this is an amazing deal, I think got over over 90 stamps in the pound.. WOW!

I got mine set the other day and got right into play with them. I cam up with two video on how to use these simple stamps. Hope you enjoy.

Here is another video I made using the same stamps. But this flower is more 3-D then the first flower. Hope you enjoy. If so check out my other video on Youtube.

Well go check out Viva Las Vegastamps website and purchase these 5 petal stamps for yourself and see what you come up with. Hope you like them as much as I do!

Terri Sproul

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Festive Friday #10

Wow! It's Festive Friday Blog Hop time again..
Can you believe we have made 10 Christmas Cards already. Just think this Christmas you will not need to sit down all in one day and try and get those cards done. Love this idea! No Stress Christmas!
This Time I used a product from a company called "Sparkraft" I am starting to work it - They have these amazing stickers. So this Cards was super easy! Hope you check out their website to see all the product they have to play with.

Transparency Sheet - office supply store
Mix and match Sticker from Sparkraft
"happy Holiday" stamp
Staz-on Black Ink pad
Glossy Green Cardstock

1) Cut Transparency Sheet in half to make two cards. Cut Glossy Green Cardstock to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" adhere to inside of card.
2) On front of Transparency add sticker of your choose.
3) Stamp "happy Holiday" in bottom corner using Staz-on Black ink - add a few stars to complete the look.

Yes it's as easy as 1,2,3!

You will see a complete list of our hop here on my blog - so if you get lost - please feel free to stop back here and find yourself. But your next stop is Chris Hurley Blog - So go check out what she made for us this time.

Here is the complete list of the blog hop - just in case you get lost..

1) Terri Sproul – Blog: Email:

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:
10)  Becky Conley:
11) Fabrizio:
12) Leslie Rahye:
13) Laura Fisher: 
14) The Robin’s nest:
15)  Carol Berns: 
16) Debbie Feist:

Terri Sproul

Friday, May 20, 2011

Geared for you ATC

I adore doing ATC and I am totally into STEAMPUNK right now. So I had to put the two together.. Here is my Steampunk ATC....
To start I would love to show you a video on how to make your own molds. The video will NOT show how to make a heart or a gear mold. But all molds are make the same way. Hope you enjoy. Purchase your Amazing Molding Putty on the paperclay website. If you are check out this post from the HIVE - sorry my video do NOT come over with my blog??? don't know why - so please feel free to check out my Youtube channel for all my "how to" videos.


Creative PaperClay
ATC: EcoArt Board from Viva Las Vegastamps! or make one 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" out of Cardstock (white or cream)
Orange Memories Mists
Mask from Tim Holtz - swirl
STamp: "Writing Background" #1287 from Viva Las Vegastamps!
Heart Mold - or make your own mold
Gear Mold - purchase a mold or MAKE your own...

Clock stamps - unknown... But I bet you could find on at Viva Las Vegastamps! website... they have everything...
Staz-On Black ink pad
Acrylic Paint: Silver, Gold
Mini Letter from Cosmo Cricket
Gears from Viva Las Vegastamps!
Chalk Ink: Gingerbread
Transparency Sheet - Office supply store
Miracle Tape - Viva Las Vegastamps!

1) See video on how to make your own molds.. Place Paperclay into both your Heart Mold and your gear mold. Remove Gear from Mold and set aside to dry. But While you PaperClay Heart is still wet - softly push Metal gear into the clay (NOT THE PAPER CLAY GEAR YOU JUST MADE). Set aside to dry...
2) On your EcoART ATC - lay the swirl mask down and spray Memories Mist "orange" on the whole ATC... remove Mask.
3) Stamp "Writing Background" in back ink over the whole ATC. Darken all the edges of your ATC with "Gingerbread" Chalk Ink.
4) STamp "clock" image on Transparency sheet using Staz-on Black ink. Cut out image...
6) When your Paperclay heart and gear is dry. Paint them with acrylic paints. I used Silver on my heart and added a SMALL amount of black ink to heart when silver paint was dry. BUT - as fast as you add the black ink - remove it. this will help to age the heart.
7) Paint the gear with Gold paint and add black ink as you did for the heart... LOVE the way this ages the paperclay...
8) Now it's time to put together. Using My Miracle tape (love this stuff) will stick anything to anything... really.... I started with the words - The small sticker letter where perfect size for an ATC. then I used my Miracle tape to add the Clock transparency. then I started to add the heart and gear to my ATC. Added a few more gears to my heart and we are done....

Thanks for stop by our blog and please leave me some love...

Terri Sproul

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Robins nest Design 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 July 1, 2011 – December 31, 2011.

* 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 –

1) Send your bio, blog address and facebook info to with “DT applications” in the regards (this way you don’t get deleted – I get lots of spam mail)


2) Submit/Post 1 project on your blog on June 20th by 12AM EST to be viewed. This post must have our logo (you will be sent logo when you send you 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 June 19th (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 and facebook link

* 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 June 25th’sh and the 1st Robin’s Nest Design Team will be announced shortly there after!!

Good Luck!!!!!

Terri Sproul - Design Team Leader

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Festive Friday #9

It's Festive Friday time again. I love all the Christmas Cards our little group is making. I hope you have join us while we all make our Christmas Cards early this year. No stress Christmas this year. WOW! This is the first stop on this hop. Hope you check out the rest of the group of Christmas Cards.

As you guys know I am so into Steampunk right now. So While I was visiting Viva Las Vegastamps! shop while in Vegas I seen this stamp. It was not in the steampunk section - but I know if I only added gears to the tree I would have steampunk. "Add gears and call it steampunk" So I had to do it...

Stamps: "Scrolled circle Tree #12702" and "Streampunk Background #16468" and "Happiness and Tranquility This Holiday Season" #2834
Ink: Cherry Red Dye Ink and Green Dye Ink
Green Glossy Paper
White Cardstock
Gears - got mine at Micheal's in the jewelry section
Post it note
Miracle Tape

1) Stamp tree image onto Post it Note and White Cardstock. Cut tree image on Post it note out. I stamped image using Green Dye ink.
2) Place Post it note image over Image on White cardstock - Post it note will act as a mask to protect the Image on White Cardstock.
3) Ink up "Steampunk Background" stamp with "Cherry Red" dye ink and stamp over the Tree Image. Stamp until your background is cover.
4) Adhere Glossy Green Cardstock to cardbase using Miracle tape and then add Stamp image to the center of Cardbase - again using my Miracle Tape.
5) Start adding Gears to Tree Image, see sample.

Well Thanks for stopping by my blog and check out my cards. I do have a complete list of the blog below if you get lost on this hop. but Chris Hurley blog is next on the hop so Go check out what she made for us. See you again in two weeks for our Next Festive Friday Blog hop!
Here is a list of the blogs - just in case you get lost...

Please visit all the blogs in this seasonal blog hop. Thank you !

1. Terri Sproul
2. Chris Hurley
3. Cheryl Lindsay
4. Laura Davidson
5. Amanda Marks
6. Debbie Buckland
7. Brenda Lee Burfeind
8. Angela Bodas
9. Yolonda
10. Becky Conley
11. Fabrizio Martellucci
12. leslie-rahye
13. Laura Fisher
14. The Robin's Nest
15. Carol Berns
16. Katie
17. Debbie Feist

Terri Sproul

Pretty in Pink

This small 5" x 7" book is for a friend of mine, Who is a girly girl! So pink was the color of the day... Lots of Ribbons, Flower and bling in this book! I did show you guys a little while back on how to make the cover of this book in a video. You can all my other "how to" videos on my Youtube channel - just click here..

Chip board - for the covers
Paper: all Robin's Nest
Drew Drops: Robin's Nest
Silk flowers
Flower Punch
Corner Punch
Tag Punch
Misc. Sticker and rub-ons
Sparkraft Stickers
Miracle Sheets
Miracle Tape


1) First I made my book cover - see the video on how to make. I used Miracle Sheet to complete this. LOVE My Miracle SHEET!
2) Cut inside pages for my book - as many as need - I cut each page of my book out of Paper from Robin's Nest to 5" x 7" (or the size you need)
3) started to crop my photo and had fun...

Here are the pages in the book:

this is the cover of the book. I used the photo of the birthday cake as my title. Added a large Silk flower, corner punch with Dew Drop on it... a Girl never as too much bling....

This is the first page of the book: I added the sticker from Sparkraft. the flower and leaves are from a Punch - Center of the flower is a Dew Drop. The "Birthday" is a die cut...

It's this page just too cute.. That's the birthday boy with his girl friend. She just make me smile..
I use my Spellbinder die cut the the small photo and a punch for the tag. Silk flower and ribbon to complete the page.

this is the left hand side page of the one just above. See why I can't help but LOVE her. She is so cute....
Not much here. The background paper from The Robin's Nest is all the embellishment it need. But I need add a small sticker on the photo..

Just another simple page. Again the wonder background paper from Robin's Nest did all the work for me..
The Flowers are from a piece of Anna Griffin paper - cut the out and pop a few to add dimension.

Super simple page here again. Cut matted the photo and used a pretty corner punch from Fiskards. Add small flower sticker from Sparkraft in the corners and it's done.. That's Grandmother and her grandson.. so sweet...
Grandmother did jello shots with us.. She is too cool!

Here i just matted the photo - but I did use a pretty corner punch on the photo only (fiskard corner punch). The die cut flower are from Anna Griffin..
But the paper is the star here. Again look at all that bling...

here is a left hand page of the one above. I really love this page. I die cut both the photo and the matte using Spellbinder Nestablitlies dies.
Flower is a punch - two flower over lapping each other. Used Dew Drops for the center of the flower. The leaves are also a punch. I hand cut the tag (video on
But all that bling on the Robin's Nest paper made this page amazing girly....
That's my girlfriend I am making this book for and her Mommy!

Just a photo, great paper and die cut from Anna Griffin.

This is the inside of the back cover of my book. I hope you like..
Just matted the photo and added a die cut "celebrate"

Well I am giving my friend is book today. So off I go... Hope she likes...


Terri Sproul

Friday, May 6, 2011

Pencil Holder for Dad!

While being a part of the Glue Dots Design Team I came up with this idea. Hope you like
I was think about making a Father's Day gift that Dad could use in his office and came up with this Pencil Holder. I am really into Steampunk right now and it's manly! so this has a Steampunk Theme to it... Hope you like


Glue Dots ®: craft and continues Lines

Creative Paperclay

Pencil Holder from UsArtQuest

Acrylic Paint: Latte

Brown Ribbon

Amazing Putty to make a mold of Gears

Gold and copper paint

Stamp: Steampunk Background from Viva Las Vegastamps!

Metallic Rub-ons from Craf-T Products – these are a metallic cream rub-on to add highlights to embossed images


1) Make a Mold of a Gear using Amazing Molding Putty: After you have made the mold – make two or three Paperclay gears. Set aside to dry.

2) Paint Pencil holder with “latte” Acrylic Paint – No need to paint all just the edges – just in case your Creative Paperclay did not cover the whole Pencil Holder

3) Roll out Paperclay to about ¼” thick and wrap around Pencil Holder while still wet. Press Steampunk Background Stamp into clay. Set aside to dry

4) When Creative PaperClay is dry – paint with “latte” acrylic Paint. Paint Creative PaperClay gear with Gold and Cooper Paint. The I used “Sky Blue” Metallic Rub-ons – I added a little of the color to my fingers and rub-on the PaperClay Steampunk stamped image – this help bring out the image in the clay.

5) Use My Glue Dots® Crafts to adhere my Creative Paperclay to Pencil Holder.

6) Used My Glue Dot® Continues Lines to add my ribbon to both the top and bottom of the Pencil Hold to give a finished look. Glue Dots® crafts work great to add the Creative PaperClay Gear to the Pencil Holder for a finishing touch..

Here is a close up photo -

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

My Happy Place

lots of people want to see my studio - so here you go. hope you enjoy...

This is my Happy Place

Well what did you think? leave me some love! you can check out more of my videos on my youtube channel - I love to make "how to" video for all of you...

Terri Sproul

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Video on Making your own background paper

Here is a super easy and fun way to make your own background paper using Miracle Sheets from Viva Las Vegastamps! check out their web site to purchase and their blog to see the other amazing ideas on how to use this amazing product.

Hope you enjoy that easy idea - stop back by to see the finished book when I get it done. LOL

and more idea and video from me you can check out my Youtube channel. I really like making video "how to" for you...

Terri Sproul - there is a link to my website...