Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Pink n black Baptism card...Military Soldier stamp winners!!

Hello friends!  Wow...we had over 90 people leave a comment on the OWH blog hop card above, and enter for a chance to win one of the June stamp releases, military soldier (see the card above!).  Thanks so much to everyone for joining in....Be sure to come back in a couple days to see the newest Give-A-Way I have planned as we get ready to start some sneak peeks for the early June releases!!
  Here are the winners, chosen at random:
Charlotte Cornett
Jennifer Scull
Sergeant Laura
Christine Real
Sandy S.

Congratulations ladies!  You have through Sunday, June5th to email me your mailing addresses (inspiredstamps@gmail.com) or I'll choose new names on Monday so these military soldier stamps can have a home!  Your stamps will be mailed out as soon as I get them in!!

Here's a simple card to share with you today using 2 sets ( Baptism and 1inch Circle Sentiments) from the online inspired stamps store (www.inspiredstamps.com):

Saturday, May 28, 2011

New Military Solider stamp sneak peek:OWH Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop!!

Hello friends!  Thank you so much for taking the time to visit today.  Here is a sneak peek of one of the new soldier stamps that will be in the inspired stamps store June 10th!!  He is called Military Soldier, because you can fill in his military service (US ARMY, US MARINE, etc.), his NAME (see the blank name badge below), there's even a place on his hat for rank and his arm for his unit!!  OR just color him in like I did if you aren't sure!

My husband just got back last year from a year's deployment with the Army in Iraq and he talked about the cards he had seen there.  I was unaware until recently about Operation Write Home, but encourage you to check out their website and see about contributing...I am!

Here's my card submitted for the Operation Write Home Memorial day Blog Hop (starts 10am ET):
The verse stamp and 'miss you' are from 2 full stamp sets in the inspired stamps online store, which you can click on to see:  (His Plans For You and 1" circle Sentiments)

BLOG CANDY:  JUST LEAVE A COMMENT and You can WIN one of these new Military Soldier stamps (I'll chose one winner for every 15 comments!!) *** Due to Such a big response! I'm going to choose at least 10 winners and you have until noon Tuesday to post your comment...winner announced in Tuesday's blog post!  Thanks for such a fabulous response to this giveaway!!(one comment per person please)


Be sure to check out ALL the blogs today.  You can always click on the link below to start at the beginning:

Thanks for taking the time to visit today!!
Be the blessing,

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Design Team Call: New Blog header has June pre-releases!

Hello Friends!

I am SO EXCITED about the June release, I just can't wait!!  I've got some adorable new His Little Ones that will be hitting the store just in time for Independence Day Card and Craft making...above you see one Soldier(standing over a collage of some of the phrases from my new military stamp set that will be also in the store in  early June!)

I also wanted to remind you that we are searching for our first DESIGN TEAM!  You can click HERE to see all the information on how to apply! 

Have a beautiful day and be sure to join me here Saturday morning as we participate in Operation Write Home's newest bloghop!!

Be the Blessing!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Design Team CALL!! Join us!!

Hello friends!
Today is a BIG DAY here at inspired stamps:  We are looking for our very first DESIGN TEAM!!
  A Design Team is a group of stampers who are willing to post their artwork using our stamps on their blogs once a week, which we will showcase here as well!!  We will periodically send you FREE stamps and other goodies as our thank you for all your hard work at sharing our stamps!!  You will also have a special inspired stamps Design Team logo to put on your blog... Sound like something you'd like to do or maybe someone you know would like to do?  READ ON FOR DETAILS:

What we are looking for (This is commitment will run Mid-June through August):
*Someone who has a blog and is willing to upload their own artwork once a week using only inspired stamps on that project (you can use ANY OTHER PRODUCTS you like--papers, embellishments, die cuts, etc...only requirement is that the stamps you use are only inspired stamps for that project).
*Sometimes we will have specific requirements for the project, such as during a new release or contest, but most of the time you can create whatever you like (cards, home decor, scrapbook pages, etc) as long as the inspired stamped image is prominent in the project.
*Someone who would like to have FREE inspired stamps sent to you periodically.
*We are happy to have consultants from other companies or designers on other design teams join us, as well!!
*We would love to give some new designers their first chance at being on a design team, too, so no experience is required.

Email us with the following information BY noon(Eastern Time) FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2011!!
         *Name, mailing address, phone number, email address, and blog address(es) so we can see your blogging style!  If you are new to blogging, that's fine, we just want to see your artwork style so get some photos of artwork up!!
         *Let us know what you like to design most (cards, scrapbook pages, etc) and if you prefer colorable
            images, scenic images (trees, etc) and/or verses to work with and if there is anything we sell you would NOT want to showcase (this will help us send stamp sets that best utilize your skill sets)
         *Let us know a little bit about YOU and then Why you want to design for us! THATS IT!
email this information to us at:  inspiredstamps@gmail.com by noon on Friday, June 10th.  We will email everyone back by Monday, June 13th, some emails will have requests to join us on our first design team!

Thanks to everyone for your continued support!!  We are getting new orders out within a day, even with all the new release orders flowing in!!  I've had numerous requests for the new His Little Ones images, and they are coming in early June...wait til you see some of these cuties!! I'm in love...
Blessings to you all,

Thursday, May 19, 2011

New Job, Lost Job, or Graduation 6x6 photo frame card with bookmark

Hello friends!  This stamp set is literally FLYING off the online store shelves!!  And I didn't even do a sneak peek with it, so yay you for checking out the website on your own for all the brand new releases!!  This one is called HIS PLANS FOR YOU and you can click on that link to see all the newest stamp sets just released yesterday!

I wanted to make this stamp set versatile so that it can be used for a Graduation, for someone who got a new job or promotion, and also for encouragement for someone who has either lost a job or needs to know that God still has a plan for them.  It's also got 4 of my very favorite verses on it, so I will actually use these for general cards, too!

Here is a card I made for a dear friend's daughter who is graduating in a couple of weeks.  Here in Indiana, we do Open Houses, and cash is always very welcomed in a card, so I made this 6x6 card multi-functional.  Here is the finished card with a strange glare on the upper left by the pearl (sorry about that!):
At the bottom of the card you'll see 'Congratulations...' and inside I stamped 'on your GRADUATION!' onto a mini envelope that will contain the cash for the new graduate!

But I wanted her to have something to keep, too, so I made this bookmark that slides right into that acetate frame and the tail end flips over to the back of the card:

Cheering You On comes from the 1" Circle Sentiment stamp set also in the inspired stamps online store.  When you take the bookmark out, it leaves a really nice photo frame the graduate can slide a photo into and display on her desk (yay, the glare is not on this photo):
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  And thanks for all the support, I really appreciate you!!
Be the blessing,

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

16 new designs in the inspired stamps online store: T-shirt cards plus 7 Winners announced!

www.inspiredstamps.com : Mid-May Releases are READY TO BE PURCHASED!!! YAY!

I want to share 2 new stamp sets that are in the store, in honor of National Scrapbooking Month (May) and a special EXTRA you will find mailed with your order when you purchase the SCRAPBOOKING or FAITHBOOKING sets in May:  a free T-shirt Card Template that I designed myself!  Here are 2 T-shirt Cards I made with the 2 special stampsets and the T-Shirt Card Templates:

Here's the SCRAPBOOKING set on the FRONT of the card:

                                  When you flip it over, you can put a message on the inside
                                             or make a little pocket to store a 2x2 stamp set gift!
           Here's the FAITHBOOKING set (for those that scrapbook how God moves in their lives or love to stamp these words on prayer journals, cards, etc):
                                and the inside with a new $3.99 stamp set Romans 8:28 stamped inside:
The Free T-Shirt template will automatically be put in your order when you order either of these 2 sets, you don't have to do anything to receive it!

Ok....I know you all are wanting to know who WON the 7 Giveaways!!  So let's get to it!
Thank you all for your comments and continued support!!

The 6 New 2x2 Scripture stamps winners drawn were:
1.  Belinda
2.  Dalia
3. Belinda (again!!)
4. Carol D.
5. Bankshot_91
6. Arlene B.

The BIG COPIC/STAMPSET giveaway goes to....

Lynette who had the comment:
Lynnette said...
Thanks for the chance to win! What a generous prize package
Congratulations winning ladies....I need to you to email me your mailing addresses (yes, even if you've sent them before!) to me at inspiredstamps@gmail.com  by SATURDAY, MAY 21 Midnight or I'll be choosing a new name to take your place (these prizes are all GOING HOME with someone!)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I'll be back tomorrow with some more artwork for you!
Be the Blessing!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sneak Peek #5: One stamp, 4 finished projects!

It's the LAST DAY of sneak peeks for the mid-May release, which means that the 16 new stamp sets will be online tomorrow evening!!  I will continue daily artwork to share with you ways to use some of the stamp sets I didn't fit into my 5 day Sneak Peek.  This one is focused on the Bible, God's Word, and is named Your Word.  I have already used it about 15 times, I have to admit, in the past week alone!

Here are 4 different ways to use one of my favorite verses:  Your Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.  I included the candle on 2 of the cards and 2 I just used the verse:
                                                                            red: 4x4 card
                                                                       sponged artsy card: 4x5.5
                                                           simple book mark or tag
                                                              floral card: 4x5.5
Sometimes when I see a stamp set and see it used once, it helps to see it in a variety of ways to get my own imagination working.  I hope these inspired you!

Giveaway:  You have until NOON Wednesday, May 18th to enter to win one of 7 different prizes.  You'll need to go thru the 4 previous sneak peeks for instructions!  I'll be announcing the winner tomorrow with the announcement of the online store having the new stamps in it!!

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit!  I know many things vie for your attention and I so appreciate you choosing to spend some time here with me!
Be the blessing,

Monday, May 16, 2011

Sneak Peek #4: Don't forget to sign up for the BIG GIVEAWAY!

Have you signed up to win yet?  If not, be sure to go back to all of the Sneak Peeks this week and comment to enter!

Today's sneak Peek is focused on the Men in our lives....MEN OF FAVOR is a new stamp set that will be coming to the inspired stamps online store WEDNESDAY!!  Here's what it has on it:
Lots of fun shapes, Scripture for dads, grandfathers, men, and sons!  Plus lots of titles for the men in your life!
There is also a similar one for the women in our lives:  PROVERBS 31 WOMAN you'll have to check out Wednesday when it enters the store!!

Here's a Brayered mountain/ocean scene I'm teaching tonight in a class using 2 stamps from this new set:
Thanks so much for taking the time to visit me today!  Tomorrow is the last Sneak Peek before Wednesday's release!!

Until then,
Be the blessing!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sneak Peek #3: BIG COPIC/Stampset/extras Giveaway

Giveaway YAY!!!!

Today is the reveal of the big giveaway for this new stampset release (6 other giveaways posted in yesterday's post!)  You have through noon on Wednesday to enter for them all :o)

This giveaway includes:
**2 of my new 'His Little One' stampsets that won't be in the online store until June's release!
**One of the New Releases for THIS WEDNESDAY called "More Perfect Sentiments"
**My 3 favorite Copic Sketch Marker colors for perfect blending of skin (you can use these to color the faces and hands of your new His Little Ones stampsets!)
**One sheet of the Mask It I used during Sneak Peek #1
** 2 Sheets of my favorite Copic Marker paper called Xpress It Blending Card, Cut in half

How to enter all the giveaways!
Just leave a comment under any/all of the sneak peeks I've posted (2 more coming!).  That's it!  You can comment once under each Sneak Peek, and you'll be entered into the combined drawings where 7 items will be given away, including this package of goodies!  So if you comment in all Sneak Peeks, you'll be entered 5 times!  If you let others know and they comment that you sent them, you'll get 2 extra entries for each person who comments and tells me you sent them!  EASY!! And you can win more than one prize!!

*********Open to Continental US, Hawaii, Alaska, and Canadian mailing addresses ONLY***********

More Sneak Peeks coming your way!
Be the blessing,

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Sneak Peek #2: $3.99 new stamp sets!! (Plus 6 giveaways!)

I am so excited that you came to visit the blog today!!  Above you see the 6 new $3.99 stamp sets stamped on 6 empty kraft envelopes (you can click on the photo to see them more clearly!).  

These 6 stamp sets will be in the store with the rest of the Mid-May releases THIS WEDNESDAY May 18th!  And they are the first of the $3.99 stampsets to carry the new packaging---by popular request!!   The $3.99 Stamp sets will still come on their own acetate sheets, but starting with this new group of sets, there will be the laminated sheet you've come to love with the larger inspired stamps.
They will be slightly smaller than the full size sets, so they'll be easier to find if you store them on your Clip It system:
They are so thin, you can store a LOT like this and have easy clean up (just put the stamp on the back of the laminated sheet), see:

I know you'll enjoy the easy storage as much as I do!
How would you like to have one of your own?  It's time for the GIVEAWAYS!!

Easy Giveaway#1,#2, #3, #4, #5, #6:
  I'll be giving away those empty envelopes, with something to put inside them....each will come with a brand new stamp set that matches the envelope's verse!! 

HOW TO ENTER:  Just leave a message on as many of the Sneak Peeks as you can (one message per Sneak Peek).  There is a place to comment under this post where you can leave your comment.  Just let me know what you like about each post.  THAT's IT!  I'll enter your name for every sneak peek you comment on into a drawing (you can have 5 chances to win one of 7 total prizes!).  If you let your friends know about the giveaways, have them tell me when they post you sent them and I'll put your name in 2 times as a thank you! 

Sunday I will have a BIG COPIC/STAMP giveaway, and just by leaving a comment on the sneak peeks, you'll be entered to win it too!!  There will be 5 total Sneak Peeks so be sure to come back each day, or you can leave messages on previous sneak peeks if you can't pop over daily!  I'll announce the winners on Wednesday...you can win more than once!

Have a great night and come back tomorrow to see the fabulous Copic Marker/Stampset giveaway I have for you!!

Be the blessing,

Friday, May 13, 2011

Sneak Peek of New Birthday Stamps: plus a masking tutorial

Hello and welcome to day #1 of sneak peek week!

Today I am so excited to share one of the new stampsets that are coming to the inspired stamps store WEDNESDAY, MAY 18th!!

This is a stampset all about birthdays....BIRTHDAYS comes with several different phrases and verses plus the cute cupcake you see 3 times in this card:

Now look at the inside for 3 more stamps that are in this set:

This card used prima flower, spellbinders die, Momento ink, and scrap paper from my scrap bin, plus some machine sewing on the front.  Here are the Copic markers I used to color the cupcakes:

How did I get three cupcakes?  Here comes my masking photo tutorial so you can get as many cupcakes as your heart desires!
First, I stamped the cupcake onto my paper.  Then I stamped it onto the Mask-It material (you can also use sticky notes or clear contact paper if you prefer):
Next I cut out the outline of the cupcake and took off the backing (I held it in front of the ink pad so you can see it easily):

Put that mask over your cupcake:
Next, I stamped the cupcakes that I wanted to sit next to and slightly behind my original cupcake:

Notice how the cupcakes stamp on top of the mask I put down.  Remove the mask now for the big reveal:

Ta-da!  Just remember when masking that you will be stamping and masking what is in FRONT.  So the other cupcakes (or other image) will appear behind the masked image.  I colored these in with my copics that I showed above and here is the finished card again:

Be sure to come back each day, now through Wednesday and leave a comment when you can....several wonderful prizes will be announced this weekend in one of my postings, so be sure to come back soon!!

Until tomorrow,
Be the blessing,

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day: New Baby Sneak Peek!

Happy Mother's Day!!  I had the pleasure of attending a baby shower for a dear friend's daughter yesterday and was able to use one of the verses from my new stamp set called New Baby, which is one week away from being LIVE in the store!!  I also got my Cricut out and cut one of the babies (gotta love them!) to include next to this.  Her outfit was double stamped with the flower from the Made By...set, already in the inspired stamp store (www.inspiredstamps.com):
 You can click on the card to see it up close.

More sneak peeks coming your way this week plus a giveaway that will include Copic Markers!!
until then,
Be the blessing,

Thursday, May 5, 2011

National Day of Prayer...brand new His Little Ones..

Today, May 5, 2011, is the National Day of Prayer.  In honor of a day devoted to our prayers for our country, I am excited to get to share a new group of characters that will be coming soon to the inspired stamps online store!!  "His Little Ones" are smaller than the original characters (Mark, Sarah, Esther...) and so very sweet, I know you will love them as much as I do--no worries, the originals will continue to be made as well.  The Blackboard album cover I made here uses one of the first drafts of  His Little Ones characters.  She has been adjusted in the actual stamp form with some minor fixes I wanted to make from this original drawing:
Here is a photo of her up close:

The Pray without Ceasing is part of a set of verses and sayings focused on prayer, and has a name easy to remember 'Prayer' which is found HERE

Enjoy your weekend and I'll be back soon!
Mid-May release artwork...coming SOON!!
Be the blessing,

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Violet Birthday Card...

Hello friends!  Thanks for stopping by today...a violet card filled with sparkling happy birthday wishes!
I used the cork I shared in my last post for the greeting and some chunky violet glitter really kicked this card up a bit:
What's funny is that the flower is actually the same color as the ribbon, but looks BLUE here!!  I used 2 stampsets from the inspired stamps store (Perfect Sentiments and Friendship's Flowers) which you can
see HERE

I just cannot wait to start the Mid-May New Release sneak peeks...and the giveaways just keep growing!!  Come back next week for the start of that fun; I will be back soon with some more artwork...
Be the blessing,
~Antoinette :o)