Sunday, 31 December 2017

Best of 2017 - Blank Page Muse


During the year, there were over 200 creative, inspiring, and simply
amazing projects created by the DT over on the Blank Page Muse Blog
Here are some of the best from 2017.  Enjoy!!!
https://blankpagemuse.blogspot.com/2017/12/the-blank-page-muse-best-of-2017.html
Look out for my 3 projects in the Best of  2017.

Friday, 29 December 2017

New Name Revealed!!!

http://blankpagemuse.com/
Happy news to share today! Sin City Stamps have officially changed their name to...


Find them at www.blankpagemuse.com  They still have all the great stamps, nothing has changed other than their name. Some things may still say "Sin City Stamps" but all will be updated soon.  Come take a look at the Blank Page Muse Blog and meet the new design team for 2018!
https://blankpagemuse.blogspot.com/
www.blankpagemuse.com
 
Also, I've heard through the crafty grapevine to be on the lookout for
a new product from Blank Page Muse in the New Year.
I can say no more...for now the rest is Top Secret.

Sunday, 17 December 2017

The Artistic Stamper - December challenge

Hello,
Stamping onto pattern paper is a great way to create a quick card.  Then to really make the image pop, highlight parts of the design lightly with chalks or colored pencils.  By incorporating the design of the stamp into the pattern paper you save yourself some time.  I stamped Santa's sleigh off the edge of the paper, added faux stitching with a white gel pen, and then matte it with plaid paper.

 
This month's challenge is "Christmas" and can be interpreted any way you like. To join in with this challenge, make a piece of artwork that includes the theme and some rubber stamping. Then link up your project using the Inklinkz HERE so that they can see what you've made.  Leave a comment to let them know you have joined in with the challenge.  As always, there will be a prize for one randomly picked entrant.  The winner will receive a stamp of their choice from The Artistic Stamper.  The challenge is limited to 3 entries per person.
http://theartisticstamper.com/
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: They are inviting you to create something for the Christmas/Winter Holidays.  It could be a last minute Christmas/New Year card or a creation to decorate your home.  As always, Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is "Stitch It " which can be real or faux. You can find the complete list of rules to participate HERE.  Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to spend at the Simon Says Stamp Store.

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-stitch/
Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, 16 December 2017

The Artistic Stamper - December Challenge

Here is my stamped Christmas angel tag ornament.  She was stamped directly onto muslin fabric, cut into a tag shape, and machine stitched together. The pine branches were also stamped onto muslin. The wooden peace sentiment was embossed with gold glitter powder. A bit of gold organza fabric was inserted to create the 3D wings.

The Artistic Stamper december challenge is "Christmas" and can be interpreted any way you like. To join in with this challenge, make a piece of artwork that includes the theme and some rubber stamping. Then link up your project using the Inklinkz HERE.  Don't forget to leave a comment to let them know you have joined in with the challenge.  As always, there will be a prize for one randomly picked entrant.  The winner will receive a stamp of their choice from The Artistic Stamper.  The challenge is limited to 3 entries per person.
http://theartisticstamper.com/


The Rubber Dance December Challenge - You may choose to use the colors or the theme - glitter or a combination of the two. We welcome any kind of projects.  Stamping must be obvious on your project but you do not have to use Rubber Dance Stamps to participate.  If you use our colors, all 3 colors must be the main ones, but you may add other colors too. Enter via the linking tool with a direct link to your post. No back-linking to projects posted prior to the start of our challenge. Combine with as many other challenges as you like but you may only enter a maximum of 3 projects. Winners announced Jan 5th.
(1st Prize - Random Draw: €50 & 2nd Prize - DT Favorite: €25)  The prizes are vouchers to spend in the web shop. We will need a minimum of 20 players so tell your friends to join. If we don't get enough players, the two winners will get a surprise grab-bag with lots of stamps, so don't worry - there will be prizes no matter what!
https://rubberdance.blogspot.de/2017/12/rubber-dance-december-challenge-with.html
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: They are inviting you to create something for the Christmas/Winter Holidays.  It could be a last minute Christmas/New Year card or a creation to decorate your home.  As always, Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is "Stitch It " which can be real or faux. You can find the complete list of rules to participate HERE.  Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to spend at the Simon Says Stamp Store.
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-stitch/
a2zscrapbooking Challenge Rules:  Instead of just using Hero Arts products on your project you can use any products you have in your stash. So for this new challenge create a project that showcase our challenge clue "Make It Pop!"  One challenge winner will be randomly chosen and will receive the digi stamp of the month. If the winner uses a Hero Arts product, they also receive a $20 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store.
https://a2zscrapbookingblog.com

Friday, 15 December 2017

Quick Ideas - Stamping onto Pattern Paper - Sin City Stamps

Hello,
You will be so glad you stopped by for today's "Quick Idea"  This tip could be a life saver to help you create those last minute Christmas cards.  Visit the Sin City Blog for all the details.
Supplies:
1. Winter Wonderland Art Rubber Stamp Set (Sin City Stamps)
2. clear acrylic mounting block
3. black ink pad
4. chalk
5. pattern paper
6. white gel pen
7. dimensional clear glaze
8. card base 5x7"
http://sincitystamps.com/winter-wonderland-art-rubber-stamp-sheet-set/


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

For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us at

and follow us on
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The Sin City Stamps Fan Group  

To learn more about our designer Karen, please visit her blog, Art & Soul.
Thanks for visiting!

Mudra Craft Stamps - Giveaway Time!

Check out Mudra for a lovely range of stamps & stencils. 
Quirky, CAS, and Cutsie are their specialty.  
You can find all the rules to enter their giveaway HERE.



MUDRA Stamps – Fun and whimsical stamps that are perfect for all your card making, scrapbooking and crafting projects! Mudra designs and makes high quality photopolymer stamps. They have a microscopically porous surface which gives superior ink transfer with all types of ink!  We aim to bring you a variety of designs in all styles to fulfill every crafters stamping need.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Fabric Angel Ornament - Sin City Stamps

Follow along step by step as I share just how easy it is to make this trendy mixed media angel ornament by stamping directly onto muslin fabric.

You can find the complete step by step directions HERE on the Sin City Blog
 https://sincity-stamps.blogspot.com/2017/11/fabric-angel-christmas-ornament.html

Sin City Stamps:



Other Supplies: 
muslin fabric, black ink pad, sewing machine, paints, paint brush, chalk, ribbon, gold beads, wooden embellishments, organza fabric, gold embossing powder, heat gun, liquid adhesive

To purchase the stamps to make this ornament, visit www.sincitystamps.com

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

Join the Sin City Fan Group. HERE
Thanks for visiting!

Monday, 27 November 2017

Food & Drink Challenge - Simon Says Stamps

Simon Says Stamps - Wednesday Challenge

This week the challenge is Food & Drink.
You can choose to make any papercrafts/ altered art creation you like as long as it fits in with the theme that is set for that challenge.  All entries must be new, please do not link creations that have been posted prior to the first day the of the current challenge.  You can enter a maximum of 5 times.  Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the Simon Says Stamp Store.


Sunday, 26 November 2017

"Quick Ideas" Robin Card - Sin City Stamps

Today on the Sin City Blog you can see more about my quick card idea. 
Check out my minimalist design HERE.

Supplies:
1. Flower & Bird Sketches Art Rubber Stamp Sheet Set  (robin)
2. Winter Wonderland Art Rubber Stamp Sheet (pine needles)
3. clear acrylic mounting block
4. black & green ink pad
5. chalk
6. red dimensional paint
7. baker's twine
8. artificial pine sprigs
9. white card base

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

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

Thanks for visiting!

Creative Embellishments - November Challenge

To participate in this challenge at Creative Embellishments, create a new project layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc….as of November 1st.  Then add your entry to their InLinkz box to be eligible for the prize. You have until the last day of each month to enter. (11:55 pm eastern time)  As usual,  be inspired by at least one of the elements from the picture with the additional challenge to use a flourish on the project.  Combining with other challenges is permitted. 

You can find out about all the guidelines to join the challenge at ...

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Tear It Up Challenge - Simon Says Stamps

Simon Says Stamps - Monday Challenge
Theme:
 Tear It Up
There are no rules as to what you may create – we welcome you whether you are a card maker, mixed media artist, scrapbooker, or any other kind of crafter!  The project must be inspired in some way by our challenge theme.  Use of products purchased at Simon Says Stamp is not a requirement.  Your link must be a direct link to your project posting, not a general link to your blog.  Creations must be posted on or after the date of the challenge. You may enter up to five times per week. You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.  Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.
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To Apply for the Challenge: (You do not need to use Fabrika Dekoru products.)
1. Create any scrapbooking project (layout, card, mini album, altered project, etc.)
2. Post your project on your blog (LJ, FB or any other resource).
3. Add a banner and a link to our challenge in your post.
4. Link up to our InLinkz.    Deadline: November 30, 2017

The DT will select the winning projects and those designers will be invited to become our Guest Designer, as well as, be given a gift certificate for Fabrika Dekoru.

Friday, 24 November 2017

"Quick Ideas" Create Brick Background

Today's focus is on creating your own background paper.  My nephew turned two years old and celebrated with a firetruck theme party.  The brick background stamp created the perfect matting paper for my main photo.  When you don't have the perfect patterned paper to match your photos, make your own.

Visit the Sin City Stamps Blog to find the tutorial for my brick background.


Supplies:
1.  Brick Wall Section Art Rubber Stamp by Terri Sproul (Sin City Stamps)

http://sincitystamps.com/brick-wall-section-art-rubber-stamp-by-terri-sproul-sc24-3/
2.  Black ink pad
3.  Dye ink pads (red, maroon, orange)
4.  Ink blending tool
5. Water spray bottle

The brick stamp image is available here.  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 for visiting!

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Fabrika Dekoru - November Challenge

My card was inspired by "Forrest Gump"
Fabrika Dekoru November Challenge
To Apply for the Challenge: (You do not need to use Fabrika Dekoru products.)
1. Create any scrapbooking project (layout, card, mini album, altered project, etc.)
2. Post your project on your blog (LJ, FB or any other resource).
3. Add a banner and a link to our challenge in your post.
4. Link up to our InLinkz.    Deadline: November 30, 2017

The DT will select the winning projects and those designers will be invited to become our Guest Designer, as well as, be given a gift certificate for Fabrika Dekoru.
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You do not have to use Rubber Dance stamps to participate. Your creation must follow our theme and stamping must be obvious on your project.  The November Challenge is so be inspired by a "Movie".  Max 3 entries per person. Entry via the linking tool with a direct link to your post. You may combine with other challenges.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

a2zscrapbooking - November Challenge

I need to point out that I tried something new and rather than stamping onto paper, I stamped directly onto a wooden tag. I began by stamping the script background design with black ink and then heat embossed white snowflakes. Next, I sprayed the wooden tag with blue mist so that the wood grain would show through.  I was inspired by the movie, "Home Alone"

Winter Wonderland (Sin City Stamps)

Supplies:  Winter Wonderland Stamp Set (Sin City Stamps), clear acrylic mounting block, wooden tag, black ink pad, blue spray mist, white embossing powder, heat gun, white crackle paint, glitter glue, chalk, wooden snowflake, ribbons

The a2z Scrapbooking November Challenge this month at  is “WINTER”!  The complete set of rules to participate can be found HERE.  Instead of just using Hero Arts products on your project you can use any products you have in your stash.  One challenge winner will be randomly chosen and will receive the digi stamp of the month. This month’s digi is Vintage Travel.  If the winner uses a Hero Arts product, they also receive a $20 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store.
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You do not have to use Rubber Dance stamps to participate. Your creation must follow our theme and stamping must be obvious on your project.  The November Challenge is so be inspired by a "Movie".  Max 3 entries per person. Entry via the linking tool with a direct link to your post. You may combine with other challenges.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Craft Stamper - November Challenge

  November Challenges
I was inspired by the movie "The Little Mermaid."

Guidelines for Craft Stamper November Challenge

The theme is "Anything Goes."  (Deadline - Wednesday 22nd November)  Projects can be of any theme, any color.  Projects can be a card, layout, journal page, art panel, tag, 3D item, anything at all, as long as it follows all guidelines and features the months technique or theme.  Any digital stamps used MUST be used alongside regular rubber/polymer stamping.  You may enter more than once, up to a maximum of 3 entries. Entries can be combined with other blog challenges. An obvious, clickable link back to the Craft Stamper Blog must be included in your blog post.  Winners will be announced - (GMT) Friday 24th November

You do not have to use Rubber Dance stamps to participate. Your creation must follow our theme and stamping must be obvious on your project.  The November Challenge is so be inspired by a "Movie".  Max 3 entries per person. Entry via the linking tool with a direct link to your post. You may combine with other challenges.

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Creative Embellishments - November Challenge

To participate in this challenge at Creative Embellishments, create a new project layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc….as of November 1st.  Then add your entry to their InLinkz box to be eligible for the prize. You have until the last day of each month to enter. (11:55 pm eastern time)  As usual, please be inspired by at least one of the elements from the picture with the additional challenge to use a flourish on the project.  Combining with other challenges is permitted. 

You can find out about all the guidelines to join the challenge at ...
Here is my fairy inspired Autumn card.
Thanks!

Friday, 17 November 2017

Mermaid of the Deep Card - Sin City Stamps

Hi Friends,
Today over on the Sin City Blog I am sharing my underwater creation featuring
the lovely Misty Mermaid Stamp. (by Rick St Dennis)  For the step by step tutorial, go HERE.
Hold your breath...we're going under!

 Supplies:

To purchase the lovely 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 for visiting!

Monday, 13 November 2017

Rubber Stamp Madness Magazine - Holidays 2017


Check this out!
Rubber Stamp Madness (Holidays 2017)

You can see my "Let It Snow" wall hanging on page 53.

http://www.rsmadness.com/current_issue.html

Just a little peek...at all The Robin's Nest supplies I used for this project.
Thanks for dropping by today!