Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sponsoring Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge: The Veil was torn...

Hello friends!
Today we are sponsoring the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge!  If you like challenge blogs (Or just love to learn Scripture like we do!) you should head over and check this blog out!  We love the ladies there and what they do to promote an understanding of God's Word!  We do our best to support them every chance we get and hope you will, too!

The verse focus for this challenge #150 is"The veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom." Matthew 27:51

Just a little piece of what PeggySue wrote that really does an excellent job of teaching this verse and the powerful significance of the temple veil being torn at Christ's crucifiction, she writes, "When Jesus willingly gave himself up as an atoning sacrifice on the cross, and took the weight of the sin of the world on his shoulders, he opened the way for anyone, Jew or Gentile, to enter into a relationship with God. He tore the veil in two—sin separates us from God no longer, as long as we accept that sacrifice."

The challenge is to use a torn paper technique in your artwork.  I love the imagery of the very thick, heavy separating veil being torn at Christ's death, so I wanted to recreate a 'tearing' of 'curtain' look in my card, which uses Inspired Stamps ( EYE ON THE SPARROW, PRAYER, HLO: GIRL PRAYING, HIS CROSS), Bo Bunny paper, and CTMH embellishments for the most part:

Don't forget we have our 25%off SALE off your TOTAL PURCHASE of stamps JUST THROUGH WEDNESDAY!!  
Head over to the online store by clicking:

We ship most orders SAME DAY they are placed!
Have a blessed day and we'll be back soon with more Inspired Stamps creations!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Last Weekend to get 25% off your TOTAL Inspired Stamps purchase!!

Hello friends,
I wanted to post Jamie's adorable bag again (If you missed all the great Christmas in July artwork be sure to see the last two weeks of posts here on the blog!).

25% off your total Inspired Stamps order:  Last weekend to shop at this great value!!  

Have a blessed weekend and we'll be back soon with more artwork to INSPIRE you!!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

GORGEOUS Christmas Cards: Stamped with Inspired Stamps

Hello friends!
This is one of my favorite posts this summer:  The DT has just put such a great effort in these beautiful creations to inspire you in your Christmas Card making!!  Above is Gaby's STUNNING card using WINTER RUTH and colored so beautifully!!  She wasn't the only one to choose WINTER RUTH to make her card as you'll soon see below:


WONDERFUL JOB this week, Design Team!!  I cannot tell you what a joy it is to have this group as a Design Team!

Be sure to take advantage of our 25% off your order while you can...less than 1 week left!
We'll be back soon with more artwork for you!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Inspired Stamps Christmas SNOWMAN Card with Scripture

Hello friends!
It's 102 degrees here today and I'm a'coloring the snowman from Inspired Stamps:  LET IT SNOW set!  I am loving this Christmas-In-July time!!

Here is the entire card, using brayering and Copic coloring along with the Inspired Stamps:

Matthew 1:23 is one of our $3.99 Single Bible Verse stamps, and makes a great Christmas verse to use!
Thursday is Design Team Thursday, so be sure to check out the DTs BEAUTIFUL Christmas Creations!!
Blessings and thanks so much for stopping by!
Antoinette  We ship MOST orders out SAME DAY they are placed!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Leave us a comment! What day/time is best for YOU to take a crafty class?

Hello friends!

Today's post is really a quick question for you!!  What is the best day AND time for YOU to take a cardmaking, scrapbooking, mixed media, or other crafty class?  (so a Tuesday morning, Friday afternoon, or Saturday night, etc?)

I've been asked to teach some classes this fall at various locations and was asked what days/times I could teach, and want to make sure I am meeting the needs of those TAKING the classes so I thought I would ask my blogging friends!

Thanks so much for leaving a comment to share YOUR opinion!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Simple Christmas Cards to mass-produce + winners!

 Hello friends!
We hope you enjoyed the TAG HOP we had last week!!  Didn't the DT do a fabulous job?  Thanks to everyone who left us comments.  We randomly chose 3 winners that EACH will have a $10 store credit!  These 3 winners have until FRIDAY noon to email us at with your name and email address so we can add your store credit to your registered name in the online store (if you haven't registered go to first and register!)
The 3 winners are:
1. scrapclose2theheart
2 Nana Diane
3. rlovew

This week is ANOTHER Christmas-in-July week!  Today I have 2 very simple cards using the 1.5"Circle Christmas set on the outside.  These would be great if you have a LOT to make because they are so easy.  

As you know, we are all about incorporating Scripture into our cards here at Inspired Stamps, so peek inside to see where I placed the Scripture (from the Vintage Christmas set at


We will be back on Wednesday with more Christmas artwork for you!  Then Thursday is our DT CHRISTMAS artwork post and WOW do they have gorgeous creations for you!

We have the 25% off your total purchase at the online store and have kept shipping SAME DAY as most orders are placed

Have a blessed day and THANK YOU for your support of Inspired Stamps!!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

3 GIVEAWAYS: Leave a comment by midnight SUNDAY night!!

Hello friends!
We are gearing up for another week of Christmas In July artwork for you!  DONT FORGET our 25% off EVERYTHING in our online store is good only this week so head over to the store WWW.INSPIREDSTAMPS.COM

If you HAVEN't left us a comment yet on our CHRISTMAS TAG BLOGHOP post, head over there now.  Leaving us a comment automatically enters you into our drawing. 


Thursday, July 19, 2012


Hello FRIENDS and WELCOME TO THE CHRISTMAS IN JULY:  Christmas Tag Bloghop!!  We go LIVE at 8am Thursday morning!!

This is the STARTING and ENDING point for the blog,
 so if you have not seen any other tags in the bloghop...
YOU ARE want to go through all 7 blogs BEFORE you come back here to see my tag.   WHY?  Because you will want to remember which tag  you would most like to make one like...return here at the end of the bloghop, and comment about the hop, making sure you mention the tag you liked BEST (or you can name a couple if you HAVE to!)  

I will choose 3 comments that will each win a $10 store credit to the Inspired Stamps store!!  This post will remain at the top of the blog until after midnight Sunday, when the winners will be named.

 So, let's start the bloghop with your first HOP on over to the uber-talented, kary's blog here

You have arrived at my post, which is your last journey in our hop.
Here is the tag I made for you:

Here's how I go about determining WHAT paper to use.  I gather papers OR I color my character first.  In this case, I colored my HLO: Winter Girl  character first and then organized papers that matched her:
(for some reason the photoediting program I used made her a greenish hue, but you can get the picture.  There are dark blue, light blue, and a lime green in her coloring, so I have those papers.  I also wanted a 'red' and this pinky red patterned paper went well with the others, so I chose it.

In order to put Scripture in front of an image, you want to stamp the image in a lighter color, or as I've done below with a deep purple, stamp it the first time then don't reink and stamp again to get a 'lighter version':

 You'll see the dark purple with the dark black is just a mess in the first one, but the 2nd generation stamped purple works well with this FRIENDSHIPS FLOWERS set.   I did this with the tree in my tag here;
I used the following INSPIRED STAMPS: HLO:Winter Girl, HLO: Christmas Girl (Merry Christmas sentiment), Fir Trees, and John 14:6.  You can find all these at and you'll find a 25% off coupon code on the first page of the store to use on your total purchase!!

So now is GIVEAWAY time:  Did you go through the hop?  

Leave a comment here letting us know WHICH tag or tags you liked BEST and WHY?   

You have through Sunday midnight ET to enter ONE comment only.  Be sure to let your friends know to come through the bloghop and  leave a comment...if THEY win and mentioned you sent them from your blog, YOU will win too!!

Thanks for hopping with us!!  We had so much fun making these for you!
Antoinette and the DT

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Christmas Card using scrap papers: Christmas In July with Inspired Stamps!

 Hello friends!
Since the last couple of cards have had lots of details and embellishments, I wanted to share a card that I just used scraps to make!  Here is a card that would be great to make in batches, maybe changing the colors up if you want each card to look a little different!  Super simple, yet enough layers and embellishments to dress it up a bit!
Tomorrow is our CHRISTMAS TAG BLOG HOP, and I know the DT has been working extra hard to make these something you will want to make once you see them too!!  Be sure to stop by and see us...there will be 3 Giveaways, too!!

Happy Christimas in July!!
You can find this and other stamps at, where we are shipping SAME DAY as your order is placed when you place it by 2pm ET!!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Bible Verse Christmas Card from Inspired Stamps + coupon!!

Hello friends!
I am so happy to be working on Christmas Cards and Tags this week with the weather outside nearing 100 degrees!!  I love Christmas-In-July because it totally gives you hope that these hot, dry days will end and cooler, crisp days lay JUST around the corner!

Today I want to share with you a NEW CHRISTMAS IN JULY COUPON to the online store!!  We are getting all orders placed by 2pm ET out the SAME DAY you place them these next two weeks.  This coupon allows you to take 25% off your ENTIRE PURCHASE!! (tax in IN and shipping not included, but all your stamp purchases ARE included!!).  Just go to the store, enter your order, and the prices will automatically be adjusted in your cart!!  DONT FORGET TO ENTER THE CODE, or it won't work!!  Coupon Code is JULY12 and as you go through checkout you will see where it asks you! 

We ship internationally, and as always US orders are shipped FREE over $50 in product!!

Also wanted to let you know we chose 4 BRAND NEW DESIGN TEAM MEMBERS for our new team!  Emails going out shortly!!  We will keep their identities secret until we introduce them on the AUGUST 9th post!

Here is today's Christmas Card I made.  I love layers and inked edges, in case you can't figure that out this week LOL:
The Inspired Stamp set I used is the CHRISTMAS VERSES set and the PERFECT CHRISTMAS SENTIMENTS set, both found HERE under Scripture, and the other is under Sentiments
(Papers: Bo Bunny, Flowers and Dots: CTMH, Inks: Momento and Distress Inks)
 Below is the inside of my card, with space on the top for a family photo:
 Below is a close up of the inside of my card:
 and here is what it looks standing up peeking at the inside:

I'll see you back here tomorrow for ANOTHER Christmas creation I've made just for you!!
Have a blessed day,
~Antoinette   Shipping SAME DAY as your order is placed when completed by 2pm ET!!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

2 Weeks of Christmas In July with Inspired Stamps starts TODAY!!


Hello friends!

Today I want to share the first post of our 2 weeks of celebrating Christmas In July here at Inspired Stamps!  This THURSDAY we will be having a TAG BLOGHOP with our talented Design Team who are creating some WOWZIE Christmas Tags to inspire you and help you start the creating season strong this year!!  There will be a giveaway too, that you won't want to miss!!

Here is a 6x6 card I made to start us off using one of our most popular sets:  NATIVITY

 Nativity Set  which can be found in our online store by clicking HERE
The other Inspired Stamp is a circle stamp from our 1.5 inch Circle: Christmas sets.
I used Spellbinders die cuts and Bo Bunny papers along with some miscellaneous flowers and lace I had. Distress Inks and CTMH mocha dots finish it up with a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the tag.:

I like to decorate the inside of my cards and plan to put a photo of my family in the top part of the card and write a message below the sentiment.  I don't know if you've seen this stamp lately, but the Made by... stamp we sell is super important when you put a lot of time in your cards to make sure they know not to throw this card out!  It's only $3.99 and I use mine all the time:

Made By...
All of the stamps you've seen can be ordered online at: 
We get orders out the SAME DAY they are ordered, whenever possible (obviously if you order at midnight, we have to wait until our post office opens LOL)

And here are the Copic markers I used to color the images in this card:

Thanks so much to all who applied for our Design Team.  We've had a much greater amount than we had even hoped for, and will be going over them through the day.  Everyone should hear from us by Monday night.  We are so blessed that so many want to be a part of our Inspired Stamps family in this way, and we thank you all for your support!!

Have a blessed day and be sure to come back by tomorrow for more in our 2 weeks of Christmas in July Showcase!!

Friday, July 13, 2012