Monday, October 05, 2015

A early start to Christmas Cards

Here is a quick sneak peek of a project I have up on the Sin City Blog Today.  Be sure to check it out as it includes a new (to me) technique !

Monday, September 28, 2015

Kreaxions Punches


Today sharing this cool boys layout using my Kreaxion's punches.  For this layout I started with the star template and added the 907 punch with the A insert to create the star doily in the background.  I then added a border strip created using the #909 with the A insert.  I saved the punch outs from the 909 to add to the corners and as accents to my page.

Friday, September 18, 2015

How to use a mask for inking

Today I am sharing my take on this week's sketch for Sketches in Thyme!  I also used this sketch to create my challenge for Scrapping Turtle's Mini Crop.  The sketch called for 3 photos but I replace 2 of the photos with tags and then instead of added a circle,  I used a cicrle as a mask  and inked around the circle.  I then added faux stitching along the circle outline.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Creating 2 different borders with 1 punch


HI! Today I am sharing this 2 page layout I created using Kreaxions #920 punch.  To create the bottom border strips I used my #920 punch along the edge. The to create the top border I used the "scrap" leftover from punching out that border.  Isn's it cool that with one punch you can have 2 different borders!!!!!!

Friday, September 11, 2015


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Welcome to our  Sin City ATC Blog Hop.  Each of our Design team members will be sharing a set of ATC with you.  Be sure to comment on each blog and then head back over to the Sin City Blog to let them know which ATC stamp you would like to win!  Don't forget to like our Facebook Page and YouTube Channel.

Supplies needed: 
Distress Markers: Hickory Smoke, Frayed Burlap, Fossilized Amber, Iced Spruce, Black Soot, Wild Honey, Ground Espresso, Festive Berries, Faded Jeans, Old Paper, Brushed Corduroy, Tea Dye, Dusty Concord
Distress Ink: Weathered Wood, Victorian Velvet
Copic Markers:BG45, B21, G24, YG67, Y15, YR04, E33

 To create these ATC, I started by  stamping the Lion and the Scarecrow onto a piece of scrap paper.  I then cut both of the images out to create a mask.
 I then stamped the Yellow Brick Road on all three ATC, stamping over the masks for the lion and scarecrow. For the Scarecrow I chose to use my Distress Markers to colors directly on the stamp and then stamped the image.

I did use a black journaling pen to fill in any parts of the road that did not stamp,

Since the Tin Man was walking up the road I stamped him "on top" of the Yellow Brick Road.

 I colored the tin man using my Hickory Smoke Distress Marker and a water brush to spread out the ink.
To color the Yellow Brick Road, I outlined each brick with my Fossilized Amber Distress Marker and then spread the ink with my water brush.  

 The lion was colored with Brushed Corduroy and Tea Dye Distress Markers

I then inked the backgrounds with my distress tool and Weathered Wood Distress Ink Pad.  I then stamped OZ over the backgrounds.

The create the sayings I stamped the quotes onto white cardstock and then cut the quotes apart and attached to each card.

 To create the back of each card I stamped the  ATC stamp and colored the image with Copic Markers

 Here is a close up of each ATC and the Back.

Hope you are inspired!  Be sure to check out the rest of the DT's projects, and make sure you leave me some love and stop back to the Sincity stamps blog and tell them which of the four ATC you like best.  This is your change to win one!

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Scrapping Turtle DT Sketch

Today I am sharing my take on this week's Design Team Sketch over at Scrapping Turtle.  I was disappointed that we didn't get to tour Ford;s Theatre but made sure that the kids saw it and discussed its history.

Monday, September 07, 2015

Sin City Stamps Reveal

Check out this card I made for Sin City Stamps!  Hop on over to the Sin City Blog to see a video tutorial on how to make this card!!