Thursday, June 30, 2011

Design Team Thursday: Design Teams Choice!

Hello friends!                                                      *Belinda*
It's Thursday and that means you get to see all the wonderful designs the inspired stamps design team has put together for you!  Above is Belinda's card and I just love the way she used the Scripture with those fun colors!!  Blogger is giving me trouble linking the dt's sites to their artwork, so if you see one you want to see closer, just click on their name in the sidebar!  Ready for more?






Great Job, Design Team!!  I love the different styles and color selections you all make!!  You give us great inspiration on new ways to use our inspired stamps!!

Tomorrow is Friday and I will be posting a little Friday Faith Art for's a little peek on a project I just had too much fun making that I will be sharing with you tomorrow!
Until then, Be the Blessing!
~Antoinette  (shipping to the US and Canada now but..International Shipping coming in JULY!!)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Blue, Kraft, n white winner announced!

Hello friends!
Today I have a card that is simple to make, but I seriously love blue and white on Kraft paper, so it's a favorite of mine!  I lead Precept Upon Precept inductive Bible study when I'm not making stamps or creating.  A sweet lady from my class had her father pass away this past weekend, so this card will be traveling to her home in the mail tomorrow.

Here's a full view of the card using one of my most used sets, COMFORT from the inspired stamps store:
Finally, we have a winner of the LOVE IS...giveaway....

ANNE-MARIE WILEY....congratulations and be sure to email me at with your mailing address by Friday so I can get your stampset in the mail to you!!

More fun coming tomorrow on our Design Team Thursday so be sure to come back then and see what that talented team has come up with!!
Be the blessing,

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Stamp Set Giveaway!!

Hello friends!!
We had such a great response in orders for this stampset this weekend after I showed my wedding picture frame, I thought it would be fun--in honor of love--to give away one of these stampsets this week!!   Here's the full size of the 12x12 canvas art you see a sneak peek of above plus another color version of the same design so that you can see a couple of ways to use it:
I taught these classes back in January/February and we had a great time!  So here's the stampset I will give away...I will be choosing from everyone who leaves a comment here or on the inspired stamps facebook page post that talks about this giveaway(you can enter once here and/or once on facebook, to get your name in twice!!)  You have until Wednesday to leave me a comment and just let me know you'd like to win!
Have a great night!
Be the blessings!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Fabulous Find: $2 Shabby Chic Frames--Love is...

Hello friends!   Today is my 22nd Wedding Anniversary and I couldn't believe my luck at finding these AMAZING frames at Hobby Lobby for just over $2 a piece!!  Here's what they looked like when I bought them:

HOW CUTE IS THAT?!? (There is a glass frame, you just cant see it here) I bought one to see if I could get the back off and sure enough...I could!!  So I went back and bought a ton of them!  Here's what my finished one looks like on the wall:

I inked up the edges of this white frame with Tim Holz distressing inks so it would better fit with my shabby photo collage...I also used a sharpie marker to lightly add some swirls to the outside, and our wedding date at the bottom.  I wanted the info there but didn't want it to distract from the photo.   The stamp set is one of the ones from the online inspired stamps store, LOVE IS...

Here's a close-up of the frame actually on a wall---hence the shadows!  But you can see it's a shadow box frame and my flowers sit in there with plenty of room:

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I know some of you are bargain hunters like me and will be immediately off to your local Hobby Lobby store to grab a few of these great frames, so happy shopping!

Be the blessing,

Don't forget to LIKE us on facebook for a chance to win one of 6 giveaways!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Design Team Thursday: Flowers, Flowers, and more Flowers!

Hello friends!                                          
Today is our very first Design Team Thursday!!  I am so blessed to have these super talented ladies sharing their inspired stamps creations each week! They focused on the flower stampsets and a Scripture or Sentiment, all from the inspired stamps store at
             *Deneen*  did the stunning card above!  Ready for some more stunning creations? Here is the rest of the design team creations with their names ABOVE  their cards:










Thanks to this fabulous design team for all their hard work in the inspired stamps 'garden' this week!!  Be sure to come back each Thursday for new inspired stamps inspiration!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!!  I'll have more for you this weekend...don't forget to LIKE us on the inspired stamps facebook page for a chance to win one of 6 giveaways!!
Be the blessing,

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Comfort Card with embossing and new Copic Coloring Guide Giveaway!

Hello friends!

This card is super simple to make with the Spellbinders dies and the Cuttlebug Embossing folder!!  Stamp your image from the COMFORT inspired stamp set, and you are ready to send your sympathies off to a friend.

The winner of the Copic Coloring Guide never contacted me, so I am going to make sure it gets a home!!  I will be giving away the Copic Coloring Guide to one lucky winner plus 5 more giveaways of a character stamp of your choosing!

How can you enter?  Make sure you 'LIKE' the inspired stamps facebook page BEFORE we hit 201 'LIKES' and you will automatically be entered!!  I will draw 6 names at random from those 200 who 'like' the page!! 

Let your blogging and facebook friends know so they can like us, too, and get us to our drawing FASTER!!

I'll be back Thursday with the Design Teams first artwork post....if you like FLOWERS you will not want to miss the cards they are making!!

Until then,
Be the blessing,

Friday, June 17, 2011

Father's Day card with Jeremiah 17:7

                                             inspired stamps used:  Men of Favor
Hello friends,                      
This weekend is Father's Day here in the U.S.  This will be the first Father's Day I spend without my daddy, who passed away in my arms this passed January.  I sent this card to my youngest brother, who lived closest to dad and has never spent a Father's Day without him present.  I found a really neat keepsake from our childhood that I included with the card to brighten his day with some happy memories (can't tell you what, just in case my little brother takes a peek here before he gets the package tomorrow :o)

I pray that those of you who still have your father present on this earth, to be sure to tell them you love them this year!  And for those of us who don't have our father's here this year, may we remember that we have a loving Heavenly Father Who will always be with us and never leave us and our hope is always to get to see our earthly father again one day when we pass from this life into eternal life!

Be Blessed this weekend and Be The Blessing to those whose path you cross,
---ALL orders and winner's packages have been mailed!  New orders placed before noon tomorrow will go out tomorrow!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Introducing: the inspired stamps design team!!!

Hello friends!
Today is SUCH an exciting day for us here at inspired stamps...our fabulous Design Team is being revealed.  We had many people apply for this and are so thankful to each person for their consideration of us!!  9 super talented ladies were chosen to represent us from now through August (our first 'term').  Without further ado, I'd like to welcome the following ladies and give you a chance to hop over to their blogs and show them some love!  You will also be able to find them on the left side of my blog where I've linked their names to their websites:
            Sylvia Solorio  is at
            Amy Edwards is at
            Deneen Treble is at
            Lynn Miller is at
            Melissa Elsner is at
            Belinda Kersey is at
            Jan Hunnicutt is at
            Shana Tedrick is at
            Jenn Smith is at

I will be posting their Artwork each THURSDAY, which is now DESIGN TEAM THURSDAY, on this blog so you can get even MORE ideas on ways to use your inspired stamps!!

SNEAK PEEK GIVEAWAY WINNER of the Copic book AND a His Little One stampset of your choice goes to
Jan who said....

I've been wanting to try Copics. This book would be really helpful. Thanks for the opportunity. :)
janmessali (at)address has been removed :o)

Congratulations have until 10pm on June 18th to email me at and claim your prizes.  Be sure to specify which His Little Ones you would like!

All orders placed by 4pm today have shipped!! Thanks so much for your continued support!!
Be the Blessing!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

inspired stamps: June release is LIVE!

They are... IN THE STORE!!!

I am so excited to announce that inspired stamps online store now carries these adorable characters and a whole lot more!!  You can see all the new stamps by going to the online store at

You have until midnight tonight (Wednesday, June 15th) to get your comments into the 5 sneak peek posts here on the blog to increase your chances of winning the brand new Copic book and the His Little One of YOUR CHOICE!!  Tomorrow I'll be announcing the brand new Design Team for inspired stamps AND the winner of the Sneak Peek Giveaway!!

FACEBOOK LIKE US...and you'll have a chance to win one of 5 Free stampsets we'll be giving away once we have 100 'likes'.  You are automatically entered when you 'like' us and our winners will all be from the first 100 people who like us!!  Tell your friends and your blog followers and let's get to 100 likes in our very first week on Facebook!!

Tomorrow's post will be one you don't want to miss...
be sure to come back then...
Be the blessing!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Last Sneak Peek: 2 Giveaways going on!!

Hello friends!  SOOO much going on here at inspired stamps!!
The new design team will be announced this Thursday and each of the 9 wonderful DT members will be carrying this image you see above on their blogs (notice the new His Little One soldier?  He actually is holding a flag...I just cut it out so it looks like he's holding this verse!)  The other new set is a background set I've been working on for some time!!  This Little One is stationed in Afganistan near the mountains.  The new set is called SCENIC VIEW and contains LOTS of new scenic stamps (the sun, mountains, a fence, a line to make a path, clouds, rocks,etc...)

Here is the last of the newest His Little Ones for our preview:  His Little One:  boy soldier with helmet (You could add hair and make this a girl soldier, too!!)  I've included a verse from the new Psalm 91 Protection set I showed you a few days ago. 

Here's another sample of His Little Ones:  boy soldier with flag  and HLO: sailor plus...

 I used the new MILITARY stamp set for the background stamping on the cardstock:
This stampset was made in honor of all our men, women, and families in the Military!

Tomorrow is our big release of all the sneak peeks so be sure to come back to know when you can head over to the online inspired stamps store to shop.  I get orders out within 24 hours of your order, so you'll have them soon!!

Facebook giveaway:  At 100 'likes' I'm drawing 5 names for a free stampset of your choice from the store (scripture or character)   A HUGE THANK YOU to all who are liking, commenting, and sharing our facebook page with your are so wonderful and we appreciated you so much!!

Sneak peek giveaway:  Leave a comment on all the sneak peeks this past week (sneak peek 1-5) to increase your chances to win the new Copic book plus a His Little Ones stampset of your choice!!

Until tomorrow,
BE the blessing,

Monday, June 13, 2011

inspired stamps GIVEAWAY!! Facebook 'like' us to enter...

We're on FACEBOOK!  YAY!!
I've heard the pleas from those who have trouble posting on the blog but want to enter the contests and giveaways, too!!  So now, we have a Facebook page all set up and WE ARE GIVING AWAY a STAMPSET of your choice (Scripture or Character sets) to 5 randomly drawn people who 'LIKE' our facebook page!  We'll draw the names as soon as we reach our first 100 'likes'!! 

So copy the photo above and post about our giveaway on your blog or your facebook page, let your friends know about us, and let's see how fast we can reach 100 stamp-loving-friends!!

Tomorrow, is the last SNEAK PEEK (and you are going to LOVE it!)
Until then,
Be the blessing!!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sneak Peek #4: Soldiers with Copic Color recommendations + GIVEAWAY!

Hi bloggers!
I'm so excited to get to show you 3 of my newest stamps today!!  I also want you to know you are WELCOME to copy this photo and keep with you for references on coloring military uniforms (you have my permission to copy it for classes as well, just please leave the watermark of this blog on it).

The first, and tallest of the soldiers above is my newest  character stamp set called military soldier, which fits on a 3x4 carrier sheet and sells for $7.99.  Next to him is the newest series called His Little Ones.  As you can see they stand shorter than the original character stamps and fit on a 2x3 carrier sheets and are only $4.99!  I'm so excited about this new group of little ones...they are perfect for those new to coloring images and fun for the experienced pro, too!!  The first one is called HLO: military boy and the second is the HLO: sailor.  Tuesday I will have the last of the HLO releases out for you to see along with my Military set that celebrates the USA and all of the military!!  Wednesday is the BIG RELEASE and you will be able to go to the online store and purchase these stamps!!

Don't forget about the GIVEAWAY!!  Your choice of the His Little Ones stamps plus the newest book by Copic as shown below:
Click HERE to see how to get into the giveaway then come back and post a comment!  ONE MORE Sneak Peek left on Tuesday!!!  Cant wait!!

We had a HUGE response to our request for Design Team Members...thanks so much to everyone who sent an email to apply and I hope if you aren't joining us this time, you will consider applying for the next one!! Everyone who applied for the Design Team has been contacted and our new Design Team will be revealed on Thursday!!  You are just going to love all the wonderful artists on our team!!  I'm super excited!

Until Tuesday,
Be the blessing!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Sneak Peek#3: Patriotic Girl tag...

Hello friends! 

Today I have a new His Little Ones:  Patriotic Girl...coming Wednesday to the inspired stamps online store!!  She'd go great on a patriotic layout, a card to a military soldier overseas, or even colored differently for a special occasion!  TOMORROW will start the military soldiers sneak peek posts (I just love them so much and at $4.99 each, they are perfect to collect!)

The back of this tag (and the stars from the front of the tag) are from a new stampset also coming out that is called Psalm 91 Protection (Psalm 91 is a Bible verse applied many times to soldiers). Here's that stampset and the back of the tag:

That photo of the tag is a bit out of focus (sorry about that..this is what happens when you take photos without your glasses on LOL)

Don't forget there is a big giveaway going on throughout this Sneak Peek week!  Clike HERE for more details on that.

Until tomorrow!
Be the Blessing!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Sneak Peek #2: Friday deadline for DT applications!!

Hello friends and welcome to Day 2 of the Sneak peeks!
Today I'm going to share with you one of the new His Little Ones stampsets that will be released next week.  I gave an early peek at him a few weeks ago, but he is so worth a second look.  HLO: Praying Boy is a sweetie to color and goes with so many Scripture and Sentiments, including this verse from the stamp set already in the online inspired stamps store called New Baby (great for pregnacy well-wishes too!)

Here is his counterpart His Little Ones (HLO): Praying Girl who will also be coming to the store next week:
She is shown here with a stamp set from the PRAYER set in the store.
These HLO stampsets will run $4.99 each and fit on a 2x3 cute and perfectly priced for all you collectors!!

TOMORROW (FRIDAY) NOON Eastern Time is the deadline for you to apply for our first Design Team.  Click HERE to see details. 

Don't forget to enter into the Sneak Peek Week Giveaway where you can win your choice of a new His Little Ones stamp set AND the brand new Copic Book!  Click HERE to see info on that giveaway and be sure to come back here to leave a comment!!

Until Saturday's Post,
~Be the blessing!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Sneak Peek #1,GIVEAWAY of new Copic Coloring Guide & DT CALL!

Hello friends!  So much happening here at inspired stamps, and I want to thank you for your continued support!!  Above is a sneak peek of one of the newest design series here at inspired stamps that will be coming to our store next week:  His Little Ones.  This HLO stampset is called Girl Studying.  Now in my card she is studying the Word of God, the Bible, and would be perfect for a card for Bible study leaders, students, home groups, and friends who just love the Bible.  She can also be PERSONALIZED...I left the top part of her pages with some space so you can write in the title of the chapter or book she's studying (Like PSALMS or MATTHEW).   The verse is from a current stampset that you can find in the store now:  HIS WORD (just click on that to see all that's on that stampset.

reminder: our call for design team members ends Friday (click here for more details).

As with all new releases, it's time for a GIVEAWAY!!
With us showcasing our new line of His Little Ones stampsets, we figured a great giveaway would include YOUR CHOICE of our new HLO stamps and a copy of the new Copic coloring Guide that will give you great tips on coloring HLO or any stamp you have to color!  Here's a photo of the 63 page book by Colleen Schaan and Marianne Walker, both of whom I've had the pleasure to have as instructors! 


I put your name in for the drawing everytime you post a comment on one of the sneak peeks from now through next Wednesday; You can get your name in twice by letting your friends know about the giveaway: When they come to comment, they can  let me know YOU sent them!  This gets your name in twice plus they get their own name in the drawing (one comment per person per sneak peak post). 

I have a number of patriotic stamps coming out this June release so be sure to send your military family friends over to check out the sneak peeks!!

Until tomorrow,
Be the Blessing!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Copic Ink and Art Class today in Indianapolis!

Hello friends!  I spent an AMAZING day at Copic's first Ink and Art Class today with Marianne Walker hanging out with us for part of the day and the wonderful Colleen Schaan and Bianca Mandity who taught us all kinds of mixed media fun!!  A big thank you to Copic and these fabulous ladies for an incredible experience!!  If they open another one up and you are able to make it...YOU GOTTA GO!! It was a BLAST and I learned so much!

One of the projects we did was to make a canvas sharing a story from our lives.  We had freedom to use materials, textures, and colors we chose (modeling paste is my new favorite item!), so no two looked anything alike.  I loved getting to see everyone's artwork and how excited we all were to have our 'story' showcased in such a fun medium!!  There were no stamps used in the making of this (my future ones will have some inspired stamps on them for sure!).  Here is my project, about the sudden loss of my father who passed away in my arms this past January and my journey to learn to just be still (cease striving) and know He is God, a sovereign God who loves me even as my heart feels torn apart (you may have to click on it to see the details:

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today and visit!
As you know, sneak peeks and another giveaway starts this week, so be sure to come back often!
Have you applied yet for the first Design Team?  If not you have until Friday the 10th to send me your info...CLICK HERE for more information!
Be the blessing!