Saturday, January 24, 2015

Meet our New Design Team 2015

SinCity Stamps is proud to announce their newest Design Team
This team will be posting project on this blog three time per week with full tutorials. 

Please meet our team!

Terri Sproul - Team leader and head Designer
Terri Sproul is a CHA designer and a force behind the amazing stamps designs for Sincity Stamps Designs.  She has the pleasure of living in San Diego country with her husband of 17 years on top of a mountain, call Palomar Mountain.  

My name is Barbara Rankin, and I am a self-taught paper and mixed media artist, with my early beginnings making cards and gifts for family and friends.  I picked up my first rubber stamp in 1995, before the internet had so much inspiration to offer up-and-coming artists.  I love to learn, and I love to share what I have learned with others.  I love adding dimension to my projects, and just about everything I make has it in some form or fashion.  I am currently on two other design teams, Altered Pages and House of Cards.  I have been published in several paper and e-magazines, as well as a contributing artist in a book.  I have also been asked to make samples for display at CHA, as well as being a guest designer for Craftwell USA. I call Memphis, Tennessee, my home, which I share with my wonderful husband of 32 years and two adorable Yorkie sisters, all of whom make my life fabulous.  

I am a mother of 2 boys, a wife of 23 years and an artist living in Northern New Jersey.

Paper is my medium of choice, you can make or do anything with it! Inking it, Painting it, Using it for Transfers, Mixed Media, Card Making, Journal Making, Stuff Altering, Stamping, Coloring, and anything else that Sticks!!

My work has been published and featured in magazines and I have the honor of designing for amazing people.

I just enjoy the journey and I can't wait to see where it takes me next!
Lanette Erickson

Hello, my name is Lanette Erickson & I live in the mitten state with my husband & 2 amazing daughters. I've been a crafty person all my life & I've been a scrapbooker  for about 13 years. Scrapbooking took me to Mixed Media, Cards and Project Life...... So I guess I just love to create anything at this point. I've been told my style is Romantic and Clean & Simple but I try not to be boxed in by my style. I love to try new products, techniques and I’m always ready for a new challenge.

Hi I am Chris, Happily married to my high school sweetheart and proud mom to 3 precious (and sometimes precocious and rowdy) children. I LOVE scrapbooking and card making. I love adding stamps to my creations and getting inky.  I am super excited to be part of the SinCity Stamps Design Team!

I believe all things are possible with paper and good scissors. Add quality adhesive and things to write, draw and/or color with and BOOYAH...  We are having ourselves nothing but pure JOY and EXCITEMENT and EVERYDAY can be a HOLIDAY! (ha-ha).  I do a little bit of everything (smile), although my concentration as of lately has been towards, mixed media, art journaling. 
I am a practicing social media junky.. if there is an app. out there.. I've heard of it.. possibly used it or have had an account for it.  I believe #sharingiscaring and some folks get the best learning experiences from some of the things.
One can easily become an educated consumer with few inquisitive search clicks from the internet with help from pinterest, facebook, ustream, youtube and vimeo.

I am a finance director by day and a mixed media artist by night and weekend. I grew up in Springfield, Illinois and live in Cincinnati, Ohio with my partner and three dogs Otto, Tyler, and Cody. My mother is my greatest inspiration and taught me to always do what you love. I never knew that I had this deep connections and love for the art of craft. I started my venture into crafting back in November 2011 when making first Christmas card.  After making that first card, I realized that this was a passion that was untapped for me. I discovered that I am a mixed media artist who loves making homemade cards, tags, wall art, canvas pieces and more. 
My area of expertise is making unique cards and tags that possess a vintage touch and feel.  I would say the common theme in my work is distress vintage.  I have this desire to intentionally fade and give a marred look to my work to convey an antique or used look. 
If you ask me what inspired me to continue on in this craft it is the capability to escape from the world through my creative process and exploration. My motto is to never give up on your dreams and never say you can’t but prove you can.  I admire the late Steve Jobs and a quote of his that I do my best to live by daily~ “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking.  As with all matters of the heart, you know when you find it.”   So for me I found it through being a mixed media artist and knowing what I create makes people smile!

Since childhood, I am happiest when I have paint and glue on my hands! Playing with new products and getting messy is time well spent in my book. I create a variety of mix media signs, cards, and altered art, and my creative style ranges from cute and fun to clean and simple which I sell in a local gallery called the Art MoB. My latest passion is art journaling, lettering, typography and collecting quotes. My grandest achievement so far, has been my being commissioned to paint a huge fiber glass bear which was auctioned off for charity in the end of the 2014 summer for $4,000.00. When I am not crafting I am photographing wildlife and hiking through our lovely North Carolina mountains. I am 55 years old, single and deliriously happy checking off my bucket list as I go along in life. My current mantra is "Going green in 2015 with the Arnold Grummer Papermaking team!"