Monday, February 28, 2011

Tomorrow's March 1st WINNERS!

Thanks to all of you who left a comment about your favorite sneak peek for March 1st (that's TOMORROW's) brand new releases!!!

I've chosen 3 winners who will receive one of my all-time favorite stamps because of his versatility with that PRESENT he carries:  Mark's Present (shown above)! 
Congratulations to:
Shalady, Wee Whimzee, and Myamical(a callahan)!!!
Ladies you have until Sunday to email me your mailing addresses so I can mail them out to you!!

Tomorrow I have a BEARY special release post (no, I just can't stop these hints...they've become part of who I am LOL)
Be the blessing,

Friday, February 25, 2011

Last day of SNEAK PEEK--The Lord is my Shepherd

David is one of my favorite people in the Old Testament of the Bible, so I was so happy to get to draw one of my inspired stamp characters in his honor!!  I know in real life David probably had brown eyes and hair, but that's part of the fun of these can color them with whatever color you like.  Here is the final Sneak Peek before Tuesday's March 1st release of our new stampsets...but there are several more I just haven't had time to share with you, but will next week!!!

This card has David's Shepherd :
awwwww.....I know I drew him, but I still say 'awwww' when I see him :o)
 a stamp set called The Lord is my Shepherd:
 put together into THIS card:
So, I hope you enjoyed seeing all the sneak peeks this week...

and in honor of all of the joy I've had in reading your comments, I am going to be giving away 'PRESENTS'....a few stampsets will be mailed out next week to a few people who leave comments on this post telling me your FAVORITE of all the sneak peeks so far.  I'll announce the winners on Monday's post, so be sure to come back and see if you won!!

Until then,
Be the Blessing!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Altered coaster project Sneak Peek of March release!!

Hello friends!
Here is another new stamp set you will be able to purchase from the inspired stamp online store March 1st at    .  I used one of the verses off of it for this coaster project I shared at my Open House last week:
The papers and opaque stickers come from CTMH.  The cross is actually off of another set that we still have in the online store available for purchase.  I use it a lot for the stars and the crosses.  It's called Blessed Little Christmas and looks like this (notice the previous packaging---we'll be updating these over time, too!):
I wanted to thank you all for taking the time to email me about how you are enjoying the sneak peeks and thank you to those who take time to post a comment!!  I enjoy hearing from you so much!!  Just how much you ask?  Well....let's just say you'll want to tune in for tomorrow's sneak peek for a chance to find a little PRESENT in your mailboxes very soon...

Speaking of sneak peeks....Here's a sneak peak of a sneak peek that's sneaking a peek at you, but will make his entrance in tomorrow's posted artwork in a 6x6 card you are going to love:
Until then,
Be the blessing!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sneak Peek of more March 1 releases!!

Hello friends,
This is a card I am teaching tomorrow and thought it would give you a little taste of a couple of stamp sets that will be coming to the inspired stamp store (  ) on March 1st!!  I colored the sparrow above with watercolor pencils because of the nature of the class I'm teaching, but you can see him colored with copics on the new colored sheet that comes inside all the new stamps starting March 1st.
This was made with the new Eye on the Sparrow set and the new Fruitful flourishes set, both shown below:

I can think of so many things to do with both of these and can't wait to have some time to a matter of fact I'm almost CROSS eyed I'm so excited to get to share my next sneak peek with you tomorrow (hint hint)

Until then,
Be the blessing!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Great New Storage Idea for your Clear Stamps!!

                                         Hello friends!  Here are two new stampsets that will be coming to the inspired stamps store around the 1st of March!!  I used the black magic technique with these on my last post in the cards I showed and have had many emails asking me to explain HOW to do the black magic technique...It's super easy.  You stamp a solid image (like many of the flowers and flowered scenes you see above in the Be Still Silhouette set and the Friendship's Flowers set) onto black cardstock using white pigment ink.  Heat set it to dry it.  Then simply color with colored pencils!  Easy and beautiful!!

As you can see, I've changed the packaging in our inspired stamps line and I'm super excited about the storage options it gives you!!!

Here is how all of our newest stamps will be packaged.  Notice the laminated, colored insert and the sturdier bag:
When you turn the bag around, you'll find the carrier sheet is the same as before, containing the images in black on the carrier sheet.
So you can store them in boxes or baskets like this:
Or now, with the new laminated colorful sheets you can punch holes to put your stamps in a 3 ring binder OR....
Put your stamps on the back of the laminated sheet (they stick to it!) and put them in a Clip-It system for easy access and SUPER EASY CLEAN UP!!  Here is a visual for you...
See how the stamps stick to the backs of these new laminated sheets?  Here's another photo:
Look how THIN this is when on the laminated colorful sheet:
They take up such little space on this Clip it up system...and clean up is a BREEZE!! 

So many options for more efficient storage now, plus with the images, you'll have a sample of what it can look like colored already there in the packaging to inspire you!!! 

In case you didn't catch it, I gave you a BIRDS eye view of what's coming with my next sneak peek in a couple of days...

Until then, Be the blessing!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

inspired stamps Sneak Peek #2...'s day 2 of the SNEAK PEEK of the March 1st release of some new stamp sets in the inspired stamps store!!    Today I am sharing my Black Magic (with a twist!) class cards with you since we used 2 of the newest stampsets in them.   Tomorrow I will show you both sets up close with a sneak peek of our brand new packaging...I'm so excited!!  
                                                                Until then, Be the blessing!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

inspired stamps Sneak Peek #1...

                               IT'S Sneak Peek time...and who is sneaking a peek in the photo above?
Well, it's none other than the very first stamp set in our sneak peek!!  Meet Esther....and here she is with her first stamp debut:  Esther's Bouquet:
                                              I just love coloring her!! She makes a great brunette, too!!
She'll be entering the inspired stamp store along with quite a number of other stamp sets on March 1st, with our March release (only a week away!!). 
            Be sure to come back over tomorrow for another sneak peek that I am BLOOMing happy to share with you (hint, hint)!!!
                                                             Be the blessing,

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tomorrow starts the new stamp preview, but today the winner is....

Announcing the winner of the 72 slotted Copic Marker Case...

She's a woman...

She's a new follower...

She has a blog...

Here's the winner:  CONGRATS TO ISABELLE!!
Isabelle said... hello! just found your blog through Lillian Child's blog. I'm now a follower. I've been coloring with Copics for a year and a half and i mostly love coloring caracters....

Isabelle you have 7 days to email me your mailing address to and claim your prize!! 

Be on the lookout for some sneak peeks starting tomorrow (Wednesday) of some new stampsets!!  I'm so excited to share them!!!

Until then, Be the blessing!!
inspired stamping,

Friday, February 11, 2011

Copic GIVE-A-WAY for Valentine's Day!!

  Have you signed up to win the 72 Copic Marker Case yet?
The give-a-way will close on Valentine's Day so CLICK HERE to go sign up!
        GUESS WHAT'S NEW?  A bunch of new stamp sets will be coming to the inspired stamps store in a little over a week!!  I'm so excited to get to start giving sneak peeks next week so be sure to come back and see....lots of really great verses, some new characters and sentiments, and floral arrangements!!  Can't wait to share!!
                        Have a great weekend and I'll be back to announce the winner of this case TUESDAY!
                                                         Until then Be the Blessing!
                                                         inspired stamping,
                                                         ~Antoinette :o)
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Monday, February 7, 2011

Warm winter wishes card with great technique!

Hello friends!  Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!  Here is a sample of a card class I'm teaching next week that will utilize inspired stamps with the black magic technique!  The technique involves pigment ink, heat tool, and colored pencil:  I think I'm in love with it!!  This is a tree from one of my 
best selling stamp sets, Fir Trees (which has 6 different sized trees for $13.99).

Have you signed up to win the Copic Marker bag yet?  If not, click HERE and you'll go straight to that post.  You and your friends have until February 14th (one more week!) to enter!!

Have a great day and I'll be back soon with some more artwork!
Be the Blessing!
inspired stamping,
~Antoinette  (shop the  online store and have stamps delivered straight to you!)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Snowman Cheering You On!--Art Card

Hello blogger friends!! BRRRRR it's been so cold here!!  It made me think of snowmen...and this one from my Let It Snow stamp set ($7.99) is just too cute not to utilize in this brayered Art Card I am teaching this month!  I got the ribbon at Micheals around Christmas time and am so excited to get to use it here!

Have you signed up to win the Copic Marker bag yet?  If not, click HERE and you'll go straight to that post.  You and your friends have until February 14th (one more week!) to enter!!

Have a great day and I'll be back soon with some more artwork!
Be the Blessing!
inspired stamping,

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Ice Storm and Copic Give-a-way!!

Hello Friends!  Here is a photo of what it looked like here in central Indiana this morning outside my window:
It is MUCH more icy now, but too dark outside to take a new photo to show you!  I plan to enjoy the day tomorrow while I'm stuck inside finishing up designs for my newest stampsets which should be out mid-February and working on some coloring with my Copic markers....speaking of which....
      Copic Marker CASE GIVE-A-WAY:
A 72 slot Copic Marker Carrying Storage Case (no markers included!) to give away to one randomly selected winner:

How to enter:
1. Sign up to be a follower of this blog (if you haven't already) OR sign up for email updates in the top right corner of the blog
2.  Let your friends know about this blog and giveaway!!  When they leave a comment, make sure they tell me they found this blog from'll be entered ANOTHER TIME for each person whom you recommended to come here, and they'll be entered too!!
3.  Comment to this post and let me know:
What is your favorite image to color (flowers, characters, hearts, trees, etc.) and WHY!!

This contest will run through February 14th at noon (Valentines Day)!  I'll mail out the case to the lucky winner the next day....CANADIAN AND US mailing addresses only, please :o)

I'll have some new artwork up in a couple of days,
until then Be the blessings,
inspired stamping,