Wednesday, August 31, 2011

4 Christmas Cards with unique folds!

Hello friends,
Today I have a few more Christmas cards to share with you that I taught earlier in the week using Inspired Stamps.  I have a wonderful new CHALLENGE for you, but got my dates mixed up so tomorrow is the DT THURSDAY and then FRIDAY I will post the new challenge with a chance to win a wonderful prize pack!! I'm pretty excited about the challenge and don't want to give anything away yet so I'm moving on to the Christmas cards!!

The card you see above is a joyfold card and it opens up like this:
I really see me making a lot of the following this year because of the yummy surprise insie the matchbook card...
That is a yummy chocolate treat under the label with the Merry Christmas stamped on it! 
The next one is honestly my least favorite card to make---I like simple cuts and folds (I would rather spend time coloring or stamping)and this one is, well...a bit of a fussy card to make, but I knew the class would love it so I included it in the class offering:  a criss-cross card:
Here are all the pieces...
And finally, I have a pocket card (another favorite because it's so versatile and quick):
Here's the 3x5 piece inside:
Be sure you stop by tomorrow when we'll be thanking our summer Design Team as they make their last WEEKLY contribution (some will return as guests and some are staying as weekly DT week I'll introduce 5 new DT artists you are gonna LOVE too!!)

Have a great night!
Be the Blessing!
~Antoinette   (shipping same day as ordered on MOST orders!)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Diamond Fold Christmas Card plus Sept 1 is last day for Free Set...

Hello friends!
I have a really fun-fold card for you today!  It's called a Diamond Fold Card.  I used the 1.5 Inch Christmas Circles stamp from the Inspired Stamps online store (we are already at half stock on these...they are flying off our online shelves!!).  When the card sits without my finger holding it down it looks like this:
                                          paper and sparkles: CTMH   Spellbinders diecut   Momento black ink
Isn't it fun?  I'll be sharing more of the Christmas Cards I taught this week so be sure to come see me (especially tomorrow (hint! hint!)

Thanks so much for coming and remember, you have until the end of the night Sept 1st to get a FREE Christmas Stamp Set in your order of $35 or more--It will automatically be put in your order, you don't have to do anything!
Be the blessing!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Inspired Stamps: Design Team Artwork!!

Hello friends!
Today I have the Design Team's artwork for the week.  Check out Deneen's star card opened up above!  She has a link to how to make this on her's fabulous!!  Here is her card when 'folded' along with the other BEAUTIFUL artwork from some of the DT this week:
Jenn outside and inside:

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!
You can get the FREE CHRISTMAS STAMP SET AUTOMATICALLY in your orders of more than $35 through August or while supplies last....hurry we are half empty now!!

Be the Blessing,

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

1.5 inch Circle Greetings: Customer Card...

Hello friends!
If you haven't seen the new banner/post on the blog about getting published using Inspired Stamps, please go have a look!  We would love to see you get published in a national magazine using Inspired Stamps in your artwork!!  Be sure to let us know so we can send you a THANK YOU gift!

Today I wanted to share this card I received in the mail from a very sweet Inspired Stamps customer and friend!  I love blue and how she used the stamp from the new 1.5 Inch Circle Greetings set!  I hope she sees it published here on the blog and it makes her smile, just like her card made me smile.

Isn't that what giving cards is all about?  Making someone feel better, smile, giggle, or just feel loved, either by us or to remember God loves them?  I love my job!!

Don't forget to vote for Jan's Inspired Stamps card HERE each day this week if you can!!

One last photo I wanted to share with you, that I have never accomplished before: 
I have remembered to water these flowers by my front door since MARCH and look at how God caused them to grow!! Seriously, I can't grow anything!! It reminds me of the verse "I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth." ~1 Corinthians 3:6. 

Be the blessing!
~Antoinette (spend $35, get a FREE CHRISTMAS STAMP SET AUTOMATICALLY shipped in your order...while supplies last)

Getting Published using Inspired Stamps?

If you use our stamps in your artwork and get published in national cardmaking, stamping, scrapbooking or altered art magazines...LET US KNOW!!  We want to share your good news with our friends and customers and send you a  THANK YOU gift!!  Email us at when you get the good news and be sure to let us know WHEN your publication will print!!

Looking forward to hearing from you!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Inspired Stamps: 2 Fall Tree scenes

Hello friends!
Today I have a couple of brayered cards I taught at a class last night!  These cards use the TREES AND LEAVES set and the Fir Tree Set and of course a new 1.5 inch Circle Greeting I punched with a 1.75 circle punch.  Here are the cards we made:
  This top one also has one of the verses from the HIS PLANS FOR YOU set
paper, ink and opaques are all from CTMH, Ribbon from Michaels
One more exciting piece of information for you today, Jan (one of our talented Design Team Members) has entered a card she made with Inspired Stamps into a contest where she can receive $500 to go to Operation Write Home!  OWH sends our military members homemade cards to them and cards they can use to send to their loved ones---such a great cause!  If you'd like to vote for Jan's card, click HERE   This is her card:
Until next time,
Be the Blessing!
~Antoinette  (Spend $35 in products and get a FREE CHRISTMAS STAMP AUTOMATICALLY added to your order!!  You don't have to do anything, it will be in your package!)

Monday, August 22, 2011

And the winners are...

There are 2 winners HERE and 2 Winners on the FACEBOOK page  of our Sneak Peek YOUR CHOICE of our August New Releases!!
Here are the winners and their posts...
JaniceAileen said...
Just found out about you guys! Love all the scripture stamps! :)
Anita said...
Stunning card and great set!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Inspired Stamps: 1.5 Inch Circle Stamp Artwork from the Christmas Verses stamp set

Hello friends!
Today I have another look at the Christmas Verses stamp set that is now LIVE in the store with all the new Stamp Releases (
Melissa from the Design Team made this adorable artwork with this set:
How much fun would this be to receive???

Don't forget you have THROUGH SUNDAY to get all your comments in for the 5 days of Sneak Peeks this week for your chance to win a FREE August Release of your choice!!  Winners will be announced in Monday's post!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Be sure to head over to the store  if you want to see all the stampsets.....orders over $35 in product will have a FREE STAMPSET included, while supplies last!!

Be the Blessing!

Friday, August 19, 2011

August NEW RELEASE/Sneak Peek #5: New Stamps in the Inspired Stamps online store!!

Hello friends!
It's our last SNEAK PEEK day today which ends with all the NEW stamp sets NOW available in the Online Store at!!  Don't forget that WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, each product order over $35 will AUTOMATICALLY receive one of these two retiring stamp sets in their order FREE--you don't need do anything upon ordering, they will be randomly selected for you and automatically placed in your order:

Today I am happy to share the Blessed Little Christmas stamp from the Inspired Stamps store and some BEAUTIFUL artwork done by Jenn and Deneen!

Jenn made these:

Deneen made this:

and inside she stamped with a stamp from  1.5 inch Circle Christmas:
Tomorrow I will have a really neat project that Melissa from the Design Team made that you are just going to love!!

Don't forget we have a GIVEAWAY going on and this is the LAST SNEAK PEEK you can comment on to enterto win a free stampset! You can go back to the last 4 days and comment there to increase your chances of winning and for more chances, go comment on our Facebook page sneak peek postings too!!  You have all weekend to post your comments and then Monday I'll announce the winners!!

Be the Blessing!
~Antoinette       Shop the store:   (we try to ship same day as you order so that you can get your stamp sets as fast as possible!!)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Inspired Stamps Sneak Peek #4: Giveaway AND an ordering SPECIAL!!

Hello friends!
Today I have a stampset that I've REDONE!!  I took the Christmas Verses stamp set from last year and changed it up!!  Here is the new stampset CHRISTMAS VERSES which will be up in the Inspired Stamps Online Store to purchase TOMORROW AT noon (ET)!! 

IN ADDITION, starting Friday, August19th at NOON (while supplies last!) every order over $35 in product (s/h not included in total) will receive last years version of either the Christmas Verses OR the Blessed Little Christmas stamp sets automatically in their order FOR FREE!!!  A FREE STAMPSET will automatically be placed in your ordered package---you don't have to do ANYTHING while checking out.  (This will be while supplies last, and you will randomly receive either the Christmas Verses OR the Blessed Little Christmas stamp sets!!):
Christmas Verses 1      or Blessed Little Christmas

So are you ready for some artwork with this NEW CHRISTMAS VERSES stamp set?  I LOVE how Jan has incorporated one of the Inspired Stamps Characters:  David's Shepherd in this card!!  Gorgeous:
Here are some easel cards I made for a class using the NEW CHRISTMAS VERSES with TOMORROW's SNEAK PEEK SET: NEW BLESSED LITTLE CHRISTMAS:


Thanks so much for visiting today and don't Forget the giveaway...

You can enter the New Release of YOUR CHOICE GIVEAWAY, simply by LEAVING A COMMENT under this post!!  To increase your chances of winning, comment on each sneak peek post this week AND/OR go to our FACEBOOK page and comment each day there too!!  We will be choosing several winners, and you can win more than once!!  You are welcome to go back to days you may have missed and post!

DOUBLE-SPECIAL THANK YOU WINNER---When you post about our Inspired Stamps Sneak Peek on YOUR blog and/or Facebook page, your friends can come enter too!!  How does that help YOU?  When you send them here, be sure to have them say YOU sent them.  If THEY win, YOU will win too!!!  This is our way of thanking you for letting others know about us!!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! 
Be the Blessing!
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