Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Canvas art: A work in progress + Christian Art Journaling starts THURSDAY!!

Hello friends!
I am SO excited to get started on our 31 Days of Christian Art Journaling over on the God Bless Your ART blog Thursday afternoon!!  Be sure to head over there Thursday,March 1st to see the very first post in our 31 Days of Christian Art Journaling.  I will be sharing different techniques each day with photo descriptions on how I make each page and do each technique!  I hope you are joining us!!

Today I want to share 3 Canvases I am working on.  I am putting stamped Scripture in each of these and will be sure to share when they are finished!!

I will be sharing this fun technique one of the days in the Christian Art Journaling, so if you'd like to see how to do this, be sure to tune in!!  You can use this technique in all kinds of crafts!
Have a blessed day and I'll be back HERE tomorrow with some fabulous DT Cards!!
And at the GodblessyourART blogspot with our first, simple Christian Art Journaling post!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Daily in March: Christian Art Journaling at God Bless Your ART blog!

Hello Friends!
We are going to have such a FULL MARCH, I just can't wait for Thursday to get here!! First of all there will be new releases mid-March that I am super excited to get to share with you!  Also, on the GOD BLESS YOUR ART blog, I'll be posting DAILY new techniques in a month-long CHRISTIAN ART JOURNALING showcase!  Mondays here, on the Inspired Stamps blog, we will showcase stamps used in our Christian Art Journaling, but the rest of the posts here will be cards, for those card-makers.  I will incorporate some of the new techniques from the Christian Art Journaling artwork I'm doing over on the other blog into the card-making we're doing here!  It will be a FUN FUN time here (and there) so be sure to check out both.

If you are interested in starting your own CHRISTIAN ART JOURNAL and working along with us, head over to the God Bless Your ART blogspot by clicking HERE to see the 'Getting Ready to start Christian Art Journaling" post.  Be sure to share our March-long fun with your friends!  We are going to have so much fun!!

I'll be back soon with some Easter Artwork for you here at the Inspired Stamps blog!  Here are 2 of our best selling Easter stamp sets at the online store if you are ready to start making your Easter Cards:
 By His Wounds (below):

Until then,

Thursday, February 23, 2012

3 ways to use ONE stamp!! LOTS OF PROJECTS...

Have you ever had a stamp that you wish you could think of OTHER ideas on how to use it in your cards and projects?  Today the Inspired Stamps design team has taken on the task of using a SCRIPTURE stamp (most of these are single $3.99 stamps) in 3 different ways.  Gaby, whose beautiful sticky not holder project above is just one!  Here are more:
Gaby has 2 more with her verse:







Thanks design team, for a week of AMAZING ARTWORK!!
I'll be back soon with a big March announcement!!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Nature/Scenic cards from the Design Team!

Hello friends!
The Design Team has been hard at work for you again this week!  Above is Gaby's card using several different Inspired Stamps for her card above.  Don't you just love the colors in His Little Ones: Soldier with Helmet?  Great job with coloring!  Below are the rest of the DT's creations with a Nature focus!  Enjoy!


The FEBRUARY FAVORITES used in these cards are:
                                             Scenic View--$13.99 in the online store
                                             Whimsical Trees---$7.99 in the online store
Have a great day and I'll be back soon!
Antoinette   Shipping the same day as most orders are placed!

Monday, February 13, 2012

1 inch flower focused projects plus PET FOCUSED & Character winners!!

Hello friends!
I wanted to share with you some BEAUTIFUL artwork that one of our design team members, Kary, has made for this week's NATURE/SCENIC focused February Favorite Stamp Sets.  She used 1 inch Flowers  from the Inspired Stamps online store HERE:
Here's a set Kary made:

GORGEOUS display of this set, Kary!!  Thanks so much for showcasing these a few days early for us!

Ok, winners are about to be announced!  You have through Saturday NOON to email me your mailing addresses to claim your FREE set with your recommended pet in our upcoming new releases in March.  I will mail your set out on release day in March, so be on the look out for your set then!
Character winner...yours will be mailed out after I get your mailing address :o)

Character winner's comment:

Carol E. wrote
I just love Mark's present it's so cute, thanks for sharing all these great cards and the chance to win.

March NEW RELEASE Pet-Focused stamp set winners:

Marlena M. wrote:
How about a bunny? My girls love their bunny! Thanks for this fun opportunity. ;)

Carol Drumwright wrote  Feb 10, 2012 01:14 PM
Gracie looks like such a sweetie! It just makes you feel good to look at her! I must admit, however, that I'm still very much a cat person. My sweetie is a yellow tabbycat who has been with us for 17 years. He is the most loving cat I've ever had and he blesses my life daily with his presence. Frankie is starting to show his age now, and I strive to treasure every moment we have left together, so I hope you consider adding a cat to your new stamp set for those of us who can't imagine life without one curling up in our laps.
From Facebook:  Denise Ireland ---beagle

From Email:  Marcy and Lynn S who both recommended the beagle, too!

I just wanted to say thank you to all who made recommendations!!!  I received some very personal, touching stories of pets that have touched your lives and I was so humbled for you to take the time to share photos of loved pets that have passed away, but still are so alive in your hearts!!  Having lost our poodle, Sophie, last year to cancer after so many years together, I truly feel the pain at the loss and the joy at the memories.  Pets truly are a gift from God above!!

I'll be back soon with more artwork!
Antoinette   We ship most orders the same day they are placed!

Friday, February 10, 2012

What pet would YOU like to see in a stamp set? Leave a comment and you could WIN it!

Hello from Gracie and me!
I am in the process of designing a new PET FOCUSED stamp set for our March Release!  I will have a stamp set that looks a lot like Gracie, but I want to include the pets YOU love on it too!  It can be a different breed of dog (Gracies a poodle-bichon mix) or another animal that you love as a pet! 

I will be choosing at least one comment, and creating a stamp based on that comment (from here and Facebook).  That person who leaves a comment here and is chosen, will get this new stamp set FREE, sent to them at the release in March!  Don't let it stop you if someone else has the same suggestion, I will randomly choose one or two of you if a lot of people suggest the same animal.

Remember, these are PETS you love!  And I need you to get your comment in by NOON THIS SUNDAY!
I'll let you know who wins this and the character stamp drawing (the last post) in MONDAY'S post!

Share us with your blogging friends...PLEASE....and let them know to mention you!  If we choose your friend's suggestion, you'll get the free set too...just for sharing us!!

Until Monday,
Blessings from Antoinette (and puppy kisses from Gracie)   Shipping the same day most orders are placed!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Welcome Gaby and Anita!! February Favorites: Characters! + GIVEAWAY!

Hello friends!
We have 2 new Design Team members:  Please welcome Anita and Gaby to our design team!  We are blessed to have these two very talented lovers of Inspired Stamps creating for us! February is all about our February Favorites and today we are focusing on some of the favorite Characters!  Above, Kary has done a fabulous job showcasing HLO:  Girl Studying!  Look below to see more of the artwork done by the design team and be sure to LEAVE A COMMENT ABOUT YOUR FAVORITE INSPIRED CHARACTER STAMP USED TODAY...we will choose one of the comments at random to win the stamp they liked best in this post!

Kary's entire card:

Anita's first DT Post using HLO: Girl Studying!!:
 Gaby's first DT post using Mark's Present!!:
Belinda used HLO: Sailor!
Jamie used Mark's Present!
Chere used HLO: Girl Studying!

Don't forget to leave your comment on which of these favorite characters is YOUR favorite by Sunday midnight...we will choose a winner and announce them on Monday :o)

Have a great weekend!
Antoinette    Shipping most orders the same day they are placed! 

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Design Team changes + February Favorites starts MONDAY!!

Hello friends!
Today is Design Team Thursday and a bitter sweet time for us here at Inspired Stamps as two of our Designers are off to new adventures.  We want to give a big THANK YOU to Deneen and Amber who have both created such outstanding artwork during their terms as Designers here at Inspired Stamps!!  You will both be missed and we hope to have you again in the future as Guest Designers!

As always on the Farewell post, I ask the DT to create with one of their favorite stamp sets.  Above you see Chere created not only a beautiful card using the ASK SEEK KNOCK set but also a candle.  Here are some more photos from her as well as the rest of the DT's beautiful artwork:

Next week I have 2 new wonderfully talented Designers that will be joining our team that I will introduce you to!!

This month we are celebrating our Inspired Stamps Favorite Stamp Sets with give aways, stamp showcases, and lots more fun!  We'd love it if you would take our badge and put it on your blog, linking back here to our blog!  Be sure to email us at when you do, and we will be going to check out your blogs and will award one of you a $15 gift certificate to our store just for sharing us with your blogging friends!  :

Until tomorrow!