Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Art Card...

Hello blogger-friends!
I absolutely love the scenery at Christmas time!
I used 4 different stamp sets from the inspired stamps store
on this card:
Fir Trees
Trees and Leaves
 Me and My House
and Grasses

The 'ice' was formed with Ranger Ink's Cracked Glass.  Cool effect but takes QUITE some time to dry!

Don't forget to post your favorite Scripture under my new contest post if you haven't already!
until tomorrow,
inspired stamping,

Monday, November 29, 2010

Scripture Art and New Contest!!

Hello blogger-friends!
This past weekend I had a booth at a craft fair and sold a bunch of these Scripture Art frames, which held a number of different verses from several of my inspired stamp collections.
 So I figured today would be a great day to share them with you, too!

Another way to use your Scripture stamps!!

I enjoyed reading all your comments so much on the last contest, that I wanted to share with you a special contest that begins now and will go until December 15th.
Here's what it entails!!  
1.  Share with me your FAVORITE BIBLICAL SCRIPTURE verse
2.  Tell me WHY it's your favorite
(I have about 40 favorites, so just pick ONE...I know it's difficult, but one entry per person please!)
Here's the special part of this challenge:
I will be designing a stampset using several of the recommended verses that you all supply!
So, I'll choose a few (depends on how long your favorites are as to how many winners I choose!)
and not only will I design a stampset called "Inspired Stampers' Favorite Verses #1"
BUT....I'll send the winners this stamp set absolutely FREE right around Christmas time!

Please spread the word, and tell your friends to come add their favorites, too!!

Until tomorrow,
inspired stamping,
~Antoinette :o)
visit the store at www.inspiredstamps.com

Sunday, November 28, 2010

And the winners ARE...

The first drawing here at inspired stamps is official!!  If your named as one of the winners you have 7 days to email me your mailing address so I can get these goodies off to you!!  If you did not win (or if you did win), be sure to come back Monday night for a new prize opportunity!!!  Thanks to everyone for playing along and for all your well-wishes!! 

And the winners are:
True Random Number Generator 31   
Deneen wrote:
Congrats on the new company, we'll miss you at CTMH. I'm thankful for many, many things that the Lord has provided for me and my family.
True Random Number Generator 29 Julie wrote:
I am thankful that God has me in this situation at this time in my life, because I know that's what's best for me.

True Random Number Generator 48 
Helen Onulak wrote: 
Hi Antoinette - Congratulations on starting Inspired Stamps - what a wonderful name and I look forward to seeing what you create!  I'm thankful for an incredible husband, 3 amazing boys, Mom and for living in a country where we are free to proclaim our beliefs.

 Congratulations ladies!!  Email me your mailing addresses and I'll have these prize packages to you soon!!
 ~inspired stamping,

Friday, November 26, 2010

Today last chance to win 3 stampsets!!

Be sure to go to my November 19th post with this photo on it and follow the directions to have a chance to win one of 3 sets of this prize package above!!
I'll be at the Southport High Craft Fair all day Saturday so my next post will be with the winners announced on SUNDAY night!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
inspired stamping,

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Snowball Cuties and 2 THANKFUL stamps...

Hello blogger-friends!
Today is Thanksgiving in the US!!  I am so thankful for YOU!!  I hope your day is great, whether you are here or outside the US!!
Here's a couple of the $3.99 stamp sets that are ideal for thanksgiving, all year long from the webstore:  
Both fit a 2x2 acrylic block

I am getting ready for some 3am shopping tomorrow AND then after some rest, the craft show I'm working on Saturday at Southport High School in Indianapolis!!
Here are some Snowball Cuties (ornaments) I make every year that have NOTHING to do with stamping, but I just love drawing all their little faces.  I have 4 trays of these I'm bringing with me on Saturday...so look for them if you are trying to find me if you are stopping by!!
Have a wonderful night and I'll be back tomorrow!!
inspired stamping,

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tons of Kraft-y Tags and 12 new stampsets in our web store!

Hello blogger-friends!
Who doesn't love Kraft paper????  
It's one of my favorite card bases and today, it became a favorite tag...well.. tags!

I used many of my new stampsets above (12 new stampsets are now in the store--check them out HERE)
Bind and Stitch I used the verses AND two of the stitching stamps (love these!!)
You can also see I used the cross and phrase 'Praying for you' from the new Prayer stampset
along with the 1 Corinthians 13:13 verse on faith, hope and love.

Here I used my new 4x6 background stamp, the Names of Jesus and inked with black ink and this distressing ink to get some names brown and some black. Then I stamped the entire tag with one stamp, before sponging distressing ink along the outside like this:

I added raffia to the holes to finish off the tags and now they are ready for the show I'm working on Saturday:
                   (Here's a first look at Baptism, a much needed stamp set for Baptism Celebrations!)

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and visit!
I have a special treat in store for you tomorrow!

If you haven't yet signed up to win one of 3 sets of stampsets I'm giving away, you have until 11:59pm this Friday to enter....see the Birthday Giveaway I posted on Friday the 19th of November to enter!!
inspired stamping,

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

2 Christmas cards...

Here are 2 Christmas Cards that I made using some retired CTMH papers and 2 of the stamps you'll find in my Christmas Verses 1 set.  I hope you are getting ready to see some new stamp sets, because I am adding 12 new sets to the online store tomorrow!!  (I also will be sharing one of my favorite techniques with you!!)

Thanks so much for taking time out of your day to stop by and visit!
inspired stamping,
 shop the store:  www.inspiredstamps.com

Monday, November 22, 2010

I'll have a brown Christmas....

Hello blogger-friends!
We are still warm here in the midwest, so today I got ALL my Christmas lights up on the house and all the decorations IN the house!  I know it's not even Thanksgiving yet, and I have never done it early before, but I gotta tell you, I LOVE having it done!!

Since it's still Thanksgiving week here in the US, I thought I'd do a brown Christmas card to share with you today.  Kinda a mix, like my house lol.

I introduced you to Mark's Present before in the brown with copic markers, and here he is all put together with some bling and one of the 1"circle sentiment stamps with a clear round epoxy sticker on it.   The paper is from My Mind's Eye and the ribbon was on sale at Michaels.

12 new stampsets will hit the online store Wednesday (so excited to get them posted!), so be sure to be on the lookout for those.  Thanks so much for taking time out of your day to stop by!

See you tomorrow!
inspired stamping,

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday Technique: Chipboard ornaments

Hello, Blogging Friends!
Wow what an amazing first weekend!!  We had well above the amount of purchases of our stamps than we had even hoped for and I have to just THANK YOU all from the bottom of my heart for your support!  I will be uploading 12 new stamp sets to the online store within the next couple of days, so be sure to check the store again soon!

Today I wanted to share with you a really fun and easy technique for making chipboard ornaments sparkle in a hurry!  First, let me share some I made for this weekend's craft fair:
White chipboard ornaments with some scrap gold ribbon I found at Michael's.  I used prisma glitter and my 1"circle sentiment stampset, which has over 50 images, perfect for ALL occasions! 
Here's how to make these:
1.  You'll need to put your white chipboard pieces FACE DOWN on your sticker maker machine like this:
See the chipboard that isn't white above?  That's the back. Some unfinished chipboard will hold the 'sticky' but much of it won't.  That's why I usually use white chipboard.  Run it through the sticker maker.

2. Next, you'll want to stamp your images (directly on the sticky area--trust me, it works :o) OR you can stamp your image onto paper and attach it to the ornament with a pop dot.

3.  Now sprinkle glitter onto your ornament and add the bow, magnet or string to hang it!
Here are more samples finished.  I made magnets out of the snowflakes and hanging ornaments out of the stocking and trees (which were done with my 2x2 Scripture stamps--I didn't get photos of the trees before I sold them all, but will make more and post another day):

Thanks so much for taking time out of your day to pop over here and visit with me!!  
Until tomorrow,
inspired stamping,

Friday, November 19, 2010


Hello blogger-friends!
I am so excited to get to share with you my BRAND NEW CLEAR STAMP COMPANY,
inspired stamps!!
Today, our online stamp shop goes LIVE!!!  I will be adding a number of new stamps this weekend, so be sure to check back there every so often to see what's new!!
inspired stamps' birthday
YOU get the presents!
Ready to see what I'm giving away?!? 

  There are 3 different stamp sets here, plus our logo being held by a tiny Mark! (I love him!)
I will draw 3 names using random generator when we are 1 week old! (Friday, November 26th). 
Each winner will recieve ALL the stampsets, PLUS the Tiny Mark magnet!
I'll announce the winners by Sunday night, November 28th due to a craft show I'm working at all day Saturday!
what you are thankful for!
Easy!  I'd love it if you let your friends know about this contest, so be sure to let me know if you copy our blinkie (he's getting a makeover Saturday!) and put him on your blog!!
Thanks so much for stopping by and celebrating with me! 
inspired stamping,


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

My first post on the inspired stamps blog...

It is with great excitement and thanksgiving that I write this very first post on this brand new blog!  I started this new clear stamp company with the character, Mark praying, and verse, Pray Without Ceasing.  I fell in love!  For the last several months I have been illustrating and organizing print in all of the stamps you will see on our store, beginning this FRIDAY, November 19th, 2010.

I owe my life to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and just thank the LORD for the blessing and honor of the opportunity to bring my two loves together to share with you in this new venture!
Inspired stamping,


Inspired Stamps used in this card:  Mark Praying (c1000), Prayer (E3007), and    
                                               Bind and Stitch (E 3005)                                    
Paper: My Mind's Eye and CTMH
ink: copic coloring, CTMH desert sand, and Momento black
embellishments:  Prima flower, CTMH ribbon and mocha opaques, Shrinky Dinks