Thursday, 19 October 2017

Spider Web Halloween Tag - Sin City Stamps

Stop by the Sin City Blog to see the complete tutorial for this Halloween tag.


Supplies:
1. Grunge Cobwebs Halloween Background 4" by 5" designed by Pam Bray Designs
2. clear acrylic mounting block
3. acetate
4. permanent black ink
5. permanent orange marker
6. spray mist
7. pattern paper
8. ribbon
9. hole punch
10. black gems
11. pumpkin embellishment & small leaves

To purchase this stamp, visit www.sincitystamps.com 
Join the Sin City Fan Group. HERE

For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us daily at the Sin City Blog and follow us on Facebook.

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, 9 October 2017

Halloween Gift Bag - Sin City Stamps

Even without any Halloween Stamp Sets I was still able to create this spooky gift bag.  Using texture stamps, lines of text, & vintage keys I created this creepy background. Look at your stamps beyond their obvious uses and you may be surprised at how creative you can become.

Find out how I made my gift bag HERE.


 Supplies:
1. Fairies & Blossoms 2 Rubber Stamp Set - Fairy Poem Sentiment Word Art
2. Hearty Doodles Art Rubber Stamp Set - background grunge circles
3. Dress Forms Steampunk Rubber Stamp Set - Vintage Keys Small Border Rubber Stamp
4. circle punch
5. gold spray mist
6. chipboard witch's hat
7. black, purple, green ink pads
8. chalk
9. clear mounting block
10. glitter glue
11. plain gift bag
12. gold stars & ribbons

To purchase the stamps for this project, visit www.sincitystamps.com

For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us at the Sin City Blog and follow us on Facebook.

Join the Sin City Fan Group HERE
Thanks!

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Magic Night Tag - Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge

Hi Friends,
Here is my project for "A walk on the dark side" You can find out all the guidelines to participate,
as well as, some great inspiration here at the Simon Says Monday Challenge.
I did some multi-generational stamping to build depth within the piles of keys. A single purple ink pad produced many shades of purple. A light dusting of black chalk around the edge completed the spooky overtone. The perfect finishing touch was the addition of gold glitter glue on the candle flames.
This week the Simon Says Stamp Challenge is pushing you to think about all things Halloween or use dark colors on your project. The theme is "A Walk On The Dark Side". As always, Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.

Monday, 25 September 2017

Hello Black Kitty Card - Sin City Stamps

Hello,
Today I thought I would share a little tip.  I used non-holiday stamps to design a friendly Halloween card.  Check out your stamp collection, think outside the box, and see which designs you already have that can be used for multiple occasions by simply changing the colors.  To see more than just a little peek, visit the Sin City Blog HERE.

Sin City Stamps:

Smiles Whimsical Mail Art Rubber Stamp Sheet by Rick St Dennis
To purchase these cute stamps, visit www.sincitystamps.com
Be sure to follow us on Facebook and join the Sin City Fan Group. HERE


Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

"Quick Ideas" - Magic Night Tag


Hello Friends,
Here is a fun little Halloween tag that you can make in a flash. To see the complete project, visit the
Sin City Blog

 

Sin City Stamps:
Dress Forms Steampunk Rubber Stamp Set (keys & candles)
Fairies & Blossoms 2 Rubber Stamp Set (Magic)
Flower & Bird Sketches Art Rubber Stamp Sheet Set SC97 (Good Night)

Other Supplies:
clear acrylic mounting block, black & purple ink, glitter gel pen, glitter glue

For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us at the Sin City Blog  and follow us on Facebook.

Join the Sin City Fan Group HERE

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

"Quick Ideas" - Sin City Stamps - Time Card

Hello Friends,

I want to share a tip that has saved me many a heartbreak. With rubber stamping, there really are no second chances. If you've ever dropped a stamp onto a project or become discouraged by your choice of placement, then this idea may help you. So to avoid disappointment... no I'm so sorry I can't tell you now. To learn my tip, you have to visit the Sin City Blog HERE
My lovely blue resist background became a finished card and not a tragedy of bad judgment or an "oops" moment.  Don't miss it!

Supplies: Birds Clocks Rubber Stamp Set (Sin City Stamps), clear acrylic mounting block, permanent black ink, acetate, resist ink, gold brads, ephemera: key, flower, ticket

Sin City Stamp Set:
Birds Clocks Rubber Stamp Set

http://sincitystamps.com/birds-clocks-rubber-stamp-set/
To purchase these supplies, visit www.sincitystamps.com
Sin City Stamps Blog
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Join the Sin City Fan Group. HERE

Thanks for visiting, come again soon!

Friday, 1 September 2017

Bird ATC Trio - Sin City Stamps

Hi Friends,
Today I share my tutorial for a trio of ATC's on the Sin City Blog.  I think once you start making ATC's you become addicted to these mini masterpieces. The fun-nest part of the process for me is picking the quirky sentiment to go on each ATC.   Come along as I guide you step by step and look out for the tips I share along the way. Let's go!
https://sincity-stamps.blogspot.com/2017/09/atc-trio-bird-in-nest-wip.html
You can find the tutorial...HERE.

Supplies:
1. Hearty Doodles Art RubberStamp Set - linen texture
2. Art Journaling #2 RubberStamp Set - flourish
3. Inhale Exhale Art Stamp Set - sentiments
4. Birds Clocks Rubber Stamp Set - bird
5. Flower Bird Sketches Rubber Stamp Set - feather
6. black ink pad
7. white & maroon cardstock
8. Distress Ink (Aged Mahogany & Pumice Stone)
9. sponge applicator
10. water brush
11. mini gems
12. small flowers & Spanish Moss



 To purchase these lovely stamps, visit www.sincitystamps.com

For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us at the Sin City Blog  and follow us on Facebook.

Share your projects and join the Sin City Fan Group HERE

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, 26 August 2017

"Quick Ideas" - Sin City Stamps - Little Mouse Card

Hello,
My turn to share a "Quick Idea" for Sin City Stamps. Let's create a complete card with single image. This cute little parachuting mouse creates a humorous card which is good for any occasion; get well, birthday, thank you etc.


 Head over to the Sin City Blog for today's "Quick Idea." HERE

Sin City Stamps: 
Sending Smiles Whimsical Mail Art Rubber Stamp Sheet by Rick St Dennis



Other Supplies:
You Light Up My Life Phrase Rubber Stamp, clear acrylic mounting block, black ink, colored pencils, chalk, pens
To purchase this adorable stamp, visit www.sincitystamps.com

For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us at the
Sin City Blog and follow us on Facebook.

Don't forget to join the Sin City Fan Group. HERE
Thanks for visiting!

Monday, 21 August 2017

Summer Daisy Friendship Card - Sin City Stamps

Hello Sin City Fans,
Today my post on the Sin City Blog is a Summer Daisy Friendship Card.  I used a beautiful daisy stamp that comes in the Flower Bird Sketches Rubber Stamp Set.  This is a perfect feminine card that can be used for a variety of occasions by simply changing the color scheme to fit the recipient.  I aimed to create a country kitchen & quilt style patchwork card suitable for a woman who is not a fan of bling like gems & glitter. 
Come on over to the Sin City Blog for the complete tutorial.  HERE

Supplies:
1. Flower Bird Sketches Rubber Stamp Set (Sin City Stamps)
2. Art Journaling #2 Rubber Stamp Set (Sin City Stamps)
3. watermark ink pad & black ink pad
4. white embossing powder
5. paint brush & heat gun
6. colored pencils
7. 5x7" card base
8. pattern paper
9. white gel pen
10. gold ink pad
11. scallop edge punch
To purchase these stamps, visit www.sincitystamps.com

For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us at the Sin City Blog and follow us on Facebook. Don't forget to join the Sin City Fan Group where you can share your projects.


Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Nautical Challenge - Simon Says Stamps

Hello,
There is still time to enter this weeks fun challenge from Simon Says Stamps.  Cruise along with Simon Says Stamps and create something following a nautical theme relating to sailors, ships, navigation, boating/sailing, etc.  This is my cool cat taking a little siesta.

You can learn more about the Monday Challenge HERE.

How to Join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
:

The project must be inspired in some way by the challenge but there are no rules as to what you may create – whether you are a card maker, mixed media artist, or scrapbooker. You may enter up to 5 times.  Make sure your link is a direct link to your project posting, not a general link to your blog.  Use of products purchased at Simon Says Stamp is not a requirement. Please remember to include a link to the challenge on your blog/website to be eligible to win the prize.  You have until Monday, August 21th (8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.)
Come back soon!

Friday, 18 August 2017

Nautical Challenge - Simon Says Stamps


This weeks fun challenge from Simon Says Stamps is super easy to join. Cruise along with Simon Says Stamps and create something inspired by a nautical theme relating to ships, ocean, sailing, etc.  When I noticed this striped paper in my scrap drawer, I knew it would be a perfect fit.  I find it extremely helpful to select the pattern paper first and then color the stamped image using coordinating colors.  Then I did a quick bit of water coloring and cut it into a tag shape.  It didn't seem finished until I added the row of red brads and laced them with jute.  Aren't Penny Black hedge hogs stamps simply the cutest?

You can learn about the Monday Challenge guidelines... HERE.
Check back with me tomorrow when I share one more nautical inspired card.

How to Join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge:
The project must be inspired in some way by the challenge but there are no rules as to what you may create – whether you are a card maker, mixed media artist, or scrapbooker. You may enter up to 5 times.  Make sure your link is a direct link to your project posting, not a general link to your blog.  Use of products purchased at Simon Says Stamp is not a requirement. Please remember to include a link to the challenge on your blog/website to be eligible to win the prize.  You have until Monday, August 21th (8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.)
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Nautical Challenge - Simon Says Stamps

Come join the Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge.  It is super easy to join in.  This weeks challenge is to follow a nautical theme relating to sailors, ships, or navigation.  Cruise along with Simon Says Stamps and join them on an adventurous voyage.  Keep in mind the many possibilities: a cruise ship vacation, boating on the lake, or sailing across one of the seven seas.  Those are just a few ideas to get you thinking.  Here is my card: Mesmerizing Mermaid of the Deep.  Also, I am joining the Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge "Anything Goes."  To join in all you have to do is, make a piece of artwork, making sure to include some rubber stamping.


I had never tried heat embossing onto silver twinkle mirror card. I love all the shimmer and there was none of the mess and headache caused from the mess of regular loose glitter. Then I took my circle punches to create all the various bubbles.  The watery background was created with alcohol inks which were perfect for creating more bubbly texture.  I am so very pleased with it. 

You can find out the guidelines about how to enter Simon Says Challenge HERE.

 http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/
How to Join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge:
The project must be inspired in some way by the challenge but there are no rules as to what you may create – whether you are a card maker, mixed media artist, or scrapbooker. You may enter up to 5 times.  Make sure your link is a direct link to your project posting, not a general link to your blog.  Use of products purchased at Simon Says Stamp is not a requirement. Please remember to include a link to the challenge on your blog/website to be eligible to win the prize.  You have until Monday, August 21st (8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.)

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge - Birthday

Happy 7th Birthday to Simon Says Stamps!!!
If you'd like to join the Monday Stamp Challenge, you can find all the guidelines HERE.  This is my Z-fold birthday card with lovely Robin's Nest paper.  I have also entered the Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge "Anything Goes."  To join in all you have to do is, make a project, that includes some rubber stamping.
 
 

This week Simon Says Stamps is challenging you to join them for their 7th Birthday celebrations. Create something to help them celebrate! It could be a card, a tag to attach to a gift, a gift or maybe a birthday banner or cake topper! Since it is their birthday, they will be giving away 2 X $50 vouchers to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.


How to Join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge:
The project must be inspired in some way by the challenge but there are no rules as to what you may create – whether you are a card maker, mixed media artist, or scrapbooker. You may enter up to 5 times.  Make sure your link is a direct link to your project posting, not a general link to your blog.  Use of products purchased at Simon Says Stamp is not a requirement. Please remember to include a link to the challenge on your blog/website to be eligible to win the prize.
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge

Monday, 7 August 2017

Sin City Stamps "Quick Ideas" - Brick Background


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This is my first "Quick Ideas" to share with you.  I made a background with ink, spray mist, and one stamp.  The background was so quick to do.  Splattering gold mist really worked well to create that grunge look. Micro beads were a fun addition that gave the card some much needed texture.

Other Supplies:  blue distress ink pad, gold spray mist, black ink pad, flower stamp, embossing powder, heat gun, gold micro beads, liquid adhesive, 6x6" cardbase

You can find out all about my project HERE.


Sin City Stamps:                    
Brick Wall Section Art Rubber Stamp
Dare to be Different Word Phrase Stamp


To purchase these stamps, please visit www.sincitystamps.com

For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us at the Sin City Blog and follow us on Facebook.

Join the Sin City Fan Group.

Sunday, 6 August 2017

CardMaker Magazine (Fall 2017)

Look out for my card called "Fall Tree Woodgrain Card."
http://www.cardmakermagazine.com/
Get inspired for fall with 50+ sensational designs and techniques guaranteed to fuel your creativity! Cards for every style and skill level are included so you will be sure to expand your card-making skill set and create some fresh and fun cards.

Shhhhhhh...It's a Sneak Peek.
My card design was created completely with rubber stamps, inks, & embossing powder. The bare tree stamp is very versatile because you can customize it for any season by varying the colors and thus, use the same design for numerous occasions all year long. 

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Sympathy Card - Sin City Stamps

Hi Ladies & Gents,
To add dimension and depth to the flowers, I used primarily a white colored pencil to color the petals. Then I used a bit of purple to add contrast and make the flowers pop. It is a simple yet sophisticated sympathy card. I hope you give this technique using white colored pencil a try and stamp on colored card stock rather than white. Don't forget to share your creations on the Sin City Fan Page.
You can find my complete tutorial HERE.

Supplies:


1. Flower Bird Sketches Rubber Stamp Set
2. Art Journaling #2 Rubber Stamp Set
3. watermark ink pad & gold ink pad
4. white embossing powder
5. heat gun
6. colored pencils
7. white card base 6x6"
8. yellow & lavendar cardstock
9. chalk


To purchase these fabulous stamps, please visit www.sincitystamps.com

For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us at the Sin City Blog and follow us on Facebook too. Join the Sin City Fan Group. HERE

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, 4 August 2017

Craft Stamper Magazine - Ready Set Stamp - September 2017

Hooray!!! My card was selected for the Ready Set Stamp section of Craft Stamper Magazine. Look for it in shops beginning today August 4th. 


Here is the color palette we were to use for inspiration. I just loved using the different shades of pinks.

My card is called "Eat Cherries" and here is a little peek.
Subscriptions for Craft Stamper Magazine can be found HERE.
Thanks!

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Food

For the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge include food or drink on your creation!
Cherries and polka dots are the best combination ever!  I'm also submitting to The Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge "Anything Goes." You can find out more info HERE.  The winner will receive a stamp of their choice from The Artistic Stamper.

How to Join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge:
The project must be inspired in some way by the challenge but there are no rules as to what you may create – whether you are a card maker, mixed media artist, or scrapbooker. You may enter up to 5 times.  Make sure your link is a direct link to your project posting, not a general link to your blog.  Use of products purchased at Simon Says Stamp is not a requirement. Please remember to include and link to the challenge on your blog/website to be eligible to win the prize.  As always, Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store. You have until Monday, August 7th to enter your creation.

For the complete list of Simon Says rules go HERE.

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Creative Inspiration Magazine - August 2017

Be sure to check out this months free magazine from Creative Inspiration - Issue 18. It is a collaboration of ladies world wide who share their projects freely in hopes of inspiring others. Our focus this month was Vacations, Summer, & Celebrations or to use the monochromatic color palette shown below.

Here is a little sneak peek of some of my contributions!
Creative Inspiration Magazine  (Issue 18)  HERE
My layouts can be seen at 22 seconds and my cards at 5:02 seconds.  Please stop by the Creative Inspiration Blog anytime to recharge your creative battery.  Prepare to be inspired and amazed by all the lady's skill & talent.

Creative Inspiration Magazine - August 2017
A very BIG thank you to our dedicated magazine coordinator, Bev Code.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Just Us 2 Congratulations Card - Sin City Stamps

Come along as I show you how to use a lovely lacy background stamp and a stencil to create an original embellishment.  You can find all the directions on the Sin City Blog HERE.
http://sincity-stamps.blogspot.com/2017/07/just-us-2-card.html

Supplies:

1. Art Journaling #2 Rubber Stamp Set (Sin City Stamps)
2. 5x7" card base
3. clear acrylic mounting block
4. black & pink ink pads
5. stencil
6. white, pink. & black cardstock
7. bracket frame die & die cutting machine
8. small heart & number two
9.  1" circle punch
10. pink glitter glue
11. pink heart gems
12. black mini gems


http://sincitystamps.com/art-journaling-2-rubber-stamp-set/
To purchase the stamp set for this project, visit  www.sincitystamps.com

For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us at
the Sin City Blog and follow us on Facebook.  Hey... if you would
like to share your creations with us, then join the Sin City Stamps Fan Page HERE.

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, 7 July 2017

Dare to Be DIFFERENT - Sin City Stamps


Hi Crafty Friends,
Here is a sneak peek of my project over on the Sin City Blog today. I created a quick card background with minimal supplies which can easily be embellished for either a masculine or feminine card. Stamping onto pattern paper creates extra texture with little effort. Let me show you how I stamped onto faux distressed paper.
Take a look HERE.
http://sincity-stamps.blogspot.com/2017/05/create-quick-backgrounds-dare-to-be.html
Supplies: Inhale Exhale Stamp Set, Art Journaling 2 Stamp Set (Sin City Stamps), Burgundy & White Cardstock, Black Pigment Ink, Clear Acrylic Mounting Block, Black Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Grey & Tan Ink, Ink Applicator, Butterfly Embellishment, Black Rhinestones

To purchase the stamps for this project, please visit www.sincitystamps.com
For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us at the Sin City Blog and follow us on Facebook.  Also, share your creations with us and join our Sin City Stamps Fan Page HERE.


Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Live Carefree & Fearless Vintage Card - Sin City Stamps

Hello,
For those who love shabby chic & vintage, then my card has everything you could want. Incorporating sewing items, lace, pearls, flowers, & birds make this card rustic yet so feminine.
Please visit the Sin City Blog to see the complete tutorial. You will find it HERE.

Supplies:
1. Inhale Exhale Art Stamp Set (Sin City Stamps)
2. Dress Forms Steampunk Rubber Stamp Set (Sin City Stamps)
3. Flower & Bird Sketches Art Rubber Stamp Set (Sin City Stamps)
4. watermark ink pad / brown & black ink pad
5. embossing powder (white, black, & magenta)
6. heat gun
7. pattern paper scrap
8. paper edge distressing tool
9. acetate & permanent black ink pad
10. pearl domes
11. lace & trim

To purchase the inspiring sentiment & wonderful dressform image, visit  www.sincitystamps.com

For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us at
the Sin City Blog and follow us on Facebook.

Join our Sin City Stamps Fan Page HERE.
Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Timeless Card - The Robin's Nest

Hello,
Just to let you know this is my last project for The Robin's Nest Design Team.  It has been a fantastic experience to work with such wonderful & diverse range of products.  I just adore Dew Drops and can rarely complete a project without including them somewhere.  Here is a little peek of my layered vintage card.
To purchase the supplies for this project please visit The Robin's Nest.

For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us at
The Chattering Robin's Blog and follow us on Facebook.

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, 12 June 2017

Steampunk & Lace Card - Sin City Stamps

Ok...Here is my confession.  This card is one of my first real attempts at the style known as Steampunk.   I especially enjoyed all the embellishing and had lots of fun making it.  Here is my super feminine Steampunk card full of lace, gems, candles, & gears. You can find the complete set of directions on the Sin City Blog HERE.


Supplies:
1. Dress Forms Steampunk Rubber Stamp Set (Sin City Stamps)
2. black cardstock
3. watermark ink pad
4. purple ink & permanent purple pen
5. silver embossing powder & heat gun
6. gear embellishments
7. acetate & permanent black ink pad
8. chipboard frame
9. silver acrylic paint & silver gel pen
10. black & silver rhinestones
11. black lace, black tulle, & silver cord
12. orange glitter glue

To purchase this wonderful dress form image, visit  www.sincitystamps.com

For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us at
the Sin City Blog and follow us on Facebook.
Join our Sin City Stamps Fan Page HERE.