Monday, December 21, 2015

Let It Snow


Chris here sharing this fun winter layout using Sin City Stamps! I love using my stamps on layouts.
I started with these stamps

 So let's get started.

Supplies used:
Sin City Stamps- Winter Wonderland
Sin City Stamps Embellishments
Ranger Archival Ink - Red Geranium
Cardstock - White, Pink, Red
Patterned Paper - KI Memories
Sizzix Die- Tim Holtz Tag
Red Jute
Punch- Martha Stewart Snowflake

To Start off I cut three 3 1/4 inch squares.
Onto each of these square I stamped an image from the Winter Wonderland set using the Red Geranium Ink.  I then matted the stamped images onto red cardstock and then onto an 11 1/4 x 4 inch  piece of pink cardstock.
I just love the red/pink color combination.

I then cut my patterned papers into 1 x 11 1/2 inch strips  and attached them to a 12 x 12 piece of red cardstock.

I double matted my photo first in red then pink and added my matted stamp images and photo to my layout.

I then Stamped my Let It Snow title on white cardstock and matted it onto red cardstock and then onto my die cut tag.

I added some red jute to the tag and attached to my layout.  I added some punched snowflakes and added Sin City Stamps Embellishments to the center of the snowflakes.  How you enjoyed this layout! 

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Design Team Call


SinCity Stamps is looking for a few awesome Designers to
showcase SinCity Stamps Products!!
If you LOVE play with Stamps, stencils and Masks show us
what you can do!!
We're looking for talented artists and designers who know how to
inspire others to create. For those that also seek opportunities to
have their stamp work prominently featured, SinCity Stamps Design
Team is a great fit!  Open to USA and Canada only

What’s expected of a SinCity Stamps Design Team Member?
* Ability to create compelling projects that showcase SinCity Stamps products
* Experience taking good photos or scans of projects
* Active interaction with members of SinCity Stamps Facebook and blog
as they discover YOUR WONDERFUL DESIGNS!!

What are the responsibilities of a SinCity Stamps Design Team Member?
* The SinCity Stamps Design Team is a 6 month hitch, from Feb  1,
2016 – July 31, 2016
* Create a minimum of 2 (Two) projects per month. One project with full Tutorial and ONE VIDEO project Post them on both
your blog and SinCity Stamps blog on your assigned dates each month.
You will post a teaser on your blog and the full project with
directions on the Sincity Stamps blog
We are also looking for a few designer who would like to make class
kits with videos, if this is something you think you would like to do,
you would be required to complete class kits with full videos.
Date assignments will be given when the team is picked.
* Participate on SinCity Stamps Facebook - this is a MUST!
*  We ask that you are NOT working or Designing for another Stamp or
Chip Board company during your term with SinCity Stamps.
* Submit work for publication. SinCity Stamps will share project
submission opportunities from their editorial contacts.
* Take part in one Blog Hop during the 6 months. Date to be announced.
* Promote SinCity Stamps! Post projects created during your six-month
term on other online
Galleries and blogs. Include working links to SinCity Stamps blog and
to products used on SinCity Stamps
website.

What are the rewards of a SinCity Stamps Design Team member?
* Your bio, picture and link(s) on SinCity Stamps blog
* Promotion of your work and projects to SinCity Stamps Newsletter,
Facebook and Blog members,
a growing international community.
* FREE product in two shipments:

Apply today! Here's how:
1) Send your bio, blog address and Facebook info to
Terri@ultimatescrapbookretreat.com with “SINCITY DT
Applications” in the subject line (this way you don’t end up in Junk
Mail – I get lots of spam)
2) 1st Deadline: Must have bio to Terri Sproul by Jan 2th
(terri@ultimatescrapbookretreat.com). with SINCITY STAMPS APPLICATION IN REGARDS
3) 2nd Deadline: Submit/Post 1 project:  Post a project on your blog
on Jan 3th 12AM   This post must include: a) The SinCity Stamps logo
(you will be sent logo when you send your bio to Terri Sproul) Step by
step directions on how to make this project with links to SinCity
Stamps blog and website. Your submission project can be anything you
love to make ... Scrapbook, Cards, Mixed Media, Altered Art, Eco-Art…
just think outside the box and impress me…
4) Join our Facebook and blog - this is a MUST and is very important
to the success of our team, please friend Terri Sproul and she will be
adding your name if you are part of the team to a Facebook Group page
5) All entries MUST utilize Stamps. Work submitted must be
recent and can be previously published or displayed on blogs or online galleries.

What to include with your emailed submission –
* We want to know all about you! Send in your bio
* Please describe your style (genre): Scrapbook, rubber stamp, mixed
media, vintage, altered art, ecoart, urban, etc.
* Why would you like to be on the SinCity Stamps Design Team?

Good Luck 

Monday, December 7, 2015

Stamp yourself a Welcome Wreath



Chris here sharing this Christmas Wreath I created using Penguins on Ice Stamps set from Sin City Stamps.
Notice that branch just above the Warmest Wishes greeting?  That is what I used to create the wreath.

To get started you will need:

Penguins on Ice Stamp Set- Sin City Stamps
Peg Round Christmas Stamp Set- Sin City Stamps
Patterened Paper -  Graphic 45
Cardstock-Coredinations
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Forest Moss, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Fired Brick
Tim Holtz Distress Markers- Pine Needles, Vintage Photo
Water Brush
Corner Punch-Marvy
Baker's Twine
5 1/2 inch square card base

I started by covering my card base top with a 5 1/2 inch square of my patterened paper.

I then cut a 5 1/4 inch square of the cardstock.
I lightly drew a 4 inch circle onto the cardstock to use as the guide for my stamping.




I started stamping my branch on the line.  I kept stamping around the circle overlapping the stamp as needed to fill in my wreath.


 I then started coloring my wreath, first stamping my Forest Moss ink pad on my craft sheet and using the water brush to pick up the ink. I randomly started coloring in the leaves. I then heat set my coloring (and in between each color change) and continued on with the Mowed Lawn and the Peeled Paint Inks.
I then filled in any remaining leaves with my Pine Needle Distress Marker and the branches with my Vintage Photo Distress Marker.

To color in the berries I used my Fired Brick Distress Ink. I then rounded my corners with the punch and attached to my card.

I added my bow made from Baker's Twine and stamped the MERRY CHRISTMAS greeting and attached it to the front of my card.

Hope you enjoyed this Card!