Friday, April 29, 2011

Cork Embellishment Simple How-To...

Hello friends!  Thanks so much for stopping by to spend a little of your time with me today!  I have a simple idea that I'm sure you will love if you haven't discovered this on your own yet:  cork embellishments!

First, Here is a finished card I made for my sister-in-law for her birthday next week:
See the cork backed Happy Birthday?  That's what I'm going to show you how to make!  You will need just a few simple supplies (you can get cork that isn't sticky backed...but why? LOL):
You just need a stamp (I used the Perfect Sentiments from the online inspired stamps store Here), I used Momento black ink and the self-adhesive Cork Roll you see above (look where they sell shelf liners!)

Next I inked it, stamped it, and cut it out (scissors cut like butter!):
I inked around the edges with Distress ink and the foam tool and put it on my card.  Here are photos of the other materials I used on my card:
The stampsets are Friendship's Flowers ($13.99), Philippians 1:3 ($3.99), and the Perfect Sentiments ($13.99) all found at the inspired stamps online store HERE.

One last shot (I love taking photos from odd angles of my artwork!):
Sneak Peek Week is only a week away until the new inspired stamps releases are shared!!!  I'm super excited and am busy working on them now!!  I have a great give-a-way you won't want to miss! 

Have a great weekend and I'll be back soon with some more artwork!
Be the blessing!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Lanyard Framed Necklace with Fruitful Flourishes

Hello, friends!

Not even a couple of weeks until the SNEAK PEEKS will start for the mid-May launch of the new line of inspired stamps!!  I'm so excited!!

Today I have a little fun and easy project to share!  This is a necklace/lanyard art I made today, just to remind me to REST in Him!!  (Resting is not my specialty, and is something I really have to intentionally remind myself to do.  I think women in general are 'fixers' and we try to 'help' God out sometimes when He really just wants us to TRUST in Him and Rest in it's a focus for me right now!).  Here is what I made and a few different angles of it so you can see it better:

And just in case you'd like to know what materials I used, I took a photo of that for you too (lol):
The inspired stamp set, Fruitful Flourishes,  is one of the most versitile I've used, with so many words and phrases and lots of flourishes to add backgrounds or highlights!  You can see it better in the online store, HERE.

I'll be back shortly with some more artwork for you!
Until then,
Be the blessing!

Friday, April 22, 2011

3 coordinated cards

Oh, YAY!!!   The computer has NOT wanted to upload my photos this week and FINALLY I can get them up....JOY!!   I pray that you all will have a very blessed celebration of the gospel of our Lord and Savior, Jesus this weekend, remembering His death, burial, and resurrection!!

Here are a couple of other cards (all ready to be colored!) I made this past week using CTMH papers and inks and stamps from the inspired stamps on-line store: Eye on the Sparrow, Friendship's Flowers, Phil 1:3:
Have a wonderful weekend and I'll be back with more artwork soon!
Be the blessing!
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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Cards fit for the men in your life!

Hello friends!
Today I wanted to share a couple of cards I'm teaching at a church tomorrow that I think would be perfect to send to men (aren't they the most difficult to find cards for?!?).  I used all CTMH papers and embellishments, along with the BE STILL SILHOUETTES, PERFECT SENTIMENTS, and COMFORT stamp sets from my inspired stamp line.  

I've been busy busy busy working on the May releases, which I am planning on releasing to the store mid-May!  This is the largest number of new stamp sets we've released at one time since the beginning of inspired stamps and I'm SUPER EXCITED about the sets that will be coming out!  I want to thank all of you who have purchased from our store in support of us and God's Word that we are working to get out via cards, scrapbook pages, and other forms of art!!

I'll have quite a bit of artwork this week to share, so be sure to come back often!!  If you were one of the two winners of the Free Stamp Sets last week, PLEASE email me your mailing goal is to have your stamp sets to you in early May so you can have them to play with before they are even up in the store!!  And another Copic/stampset give-a-way is not too far away!!

Until then,
Be the blessing!
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Gorgeous Florals Card and Winner Announced!

Today I have a floral card I made for a friend in the hospital, since flowers cheer up any room...why not God's Word surrounded by paper flowers?   I used the inspired stamp set BE STILL Silhouettes for the front along with Tim Holz papers, Spellbinder dies, Prima Flowers, Vintage lace and some sparkles:
The inside of the card looks like this and the verse is from The Lord is my Shepherd stamp set.  The opposite side I put another stamped sentiment from that same set and wrote a note to her under it:
And finally, I finished up the back of the card with the inspired stamp set, MADE BY...

We didn't have enough participation to make another inspired stampers stamp set, BUT....
I did choose 2 winners whose verses will be appearing on 2 different stamp sets in May!
DALIA WON WITH THIS VERSE, which will be on a new set honoring the women in our lives....
  Dalia said...
I love: Proverbs 31:30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised I would use it in my womens ministries because there are so many women I know in love with the Lord but also so many women that I know we can reach out to to encourage them.
QUEEN BEE  will be getting my new set using part of one of the verses she shared in my birthday set coming out in May!!

Congratulations to both women and thanks to all who participated!!
Until next time,
Be the blessing,

Friday, April 8, 2011

Get you favorite Bible verse stamp Free....

Just a quick reminder to enter the contest by Sunday to be considered for the free stamp set with your favorite scripture....go to the next post, dated April, 1st, to enter!