Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Sneak Peek #2: New Christmas Card Contest with a way to make someone's Christmas brighter!!

Hello Friends and Welcome to DAY 2 of our Sneak Peek Week!  Above is a sneak peek of a very versatile stamp set called Winter Ruth that I will tell you more about in a little bit!  (So much to do, so little space!! LOL)

GIVEAWAY:  Remember, if you leave a comment on a day of our Sneak Peek week post (like THIS one) you can win the stamp set that is showcased that day!!  Tell your friends to come and if they win, YOU win too!!  Yesterday was Week #1 with Vintage Christmas showcased, so the person who is winning this set and was drawn at random is....
Christine Ang said...
The words "Do not be afraid..." complement well with the vintage charm of the card that exudes a sense of awe.
CONGRATULATIONS Christine!!  Email me your mailing address by Friday midnight and I'll get that set mailed out Saturday!

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Inspired Stamps is teaming up with Vera Yates (Ling) and Jennifer McGuire, along with a number of other stamp and paper crafting companies to donate cards to

This is such a fabulous way to make someone's Christmas BRIGHTER!  All you have to do is make a Christmas Card (or cards) and mail it to either Jennifer or Vera and they will be getting all the cards donated to nursing homes so the elderly that are there on Christmas will receive a beautiful, hand-made card with a hand-written message!  Isn't that just a wonderful thought...YOUR card will be truly loved and treasured, making someone smile and feel loved!  I love this idea so much that for every card I make for Cards that Care, I'm making an extra to bring to my local nursing home on Christmas Day.

If you are interested in participating, I have devoted our November Christmas Card Contest tab at the top of this blog to this.  You can find all the instructions there!  A big hug and thank you to Vera and Jennifer for all they are doing to make someone's Christmas this year!

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SNEAK PEEK # 2:  Winter Ruth
This is a set inspired by Belinda, the winner of our contest asking YOU what you'd like to see in a Christmas Stampset!  She wanted a character that could hold different items.  SO I designed Ruth in her winter scene(the tree and snowy area are part of her stamp) with her hands in her pockets.  What you can't see in my card (but you'll get to see in some artwork by the DT tomorrow) is that there are 6 different items that can be stamped in between her 'hands in her pocket' that make her look like she's holding something (a present, a heart, a cross, a cupcake, an ornament, and an open book).  There are 6 sentiments that come with this set too:  Merry Christmas, Happy Birthday, Warm Winter Wishes, Joy to the world, Thinking of YOu, With Lots of Love.

She will be in the Inspired Stamps online store FRIDAY at noon!  Here's a 6x6 card I made with her not holding anything:
I also made a decorated inside using a stamp from the new set VINTAGE CHRISTMAS:

I'll hand write a message in that space above the snow :o)

Ok...Looking forward to reading your comments!!
Until tomorrow (Design Team Thursday: Sneak Peek number 3!)
Be the Blessing,
~Antoinette
www.inspiredstamps.com

19 comments:

  1. Loving this week of inspiration! My friend Anne-Marie Wiley shared Inspired Stamps with me and I think they're so precious! :)

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  2. She is adorable! I love the card drive.

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  3. Such great news today. First, I love the Ruth stampset. What a versatile set with ways to use the same person in many different ways. Second - the cards for the elderly are great. I am definitely on the way to the card making table to be able to help with that cause. Thank you so much for publishing this great cause.

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  4. Fabulous idea for accessorizing Ruth. Love the inside of the card too.

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  5. Congrats to Christine!! Great partnership with "Cards that Care", it's a great cause.
    Winter Ruth looks so sweet!! I love the sparkle on your card, and the inside is gorgeous. Great card, Antoinette!!

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  6. Winter Ruth looks like she is ready for winter and for delivering Christmas presents!! Also, thank you to my friend, Gaby Lowe, for the shout out! I am happy to share with my friends! :)

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  7. Loving this new set.The options of holding something or not is wonderful

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  8. So excited to see your wonderful new releases! Winter Ruth looks like it will so versatile and fun. Keep 'em coming! Congrats on joining in the card collection for senior citizens; what a meaningful way to celebrate Christmasa.

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  9. p.s. I just love your sample card!!

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  10. this is one of the cutest winter stamps! I love the idea with holding things or hands in her pockets. The card is adorable!

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  11. The two roses at the bottom not only blend well with the background but enhance the richness of the card. Ruth looks lost in her own thoughts and savouring the moment.

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  12. Love the cards and the idea to make Christmas cards for those in nursing homes - great idea!

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  13. love your text tree! and ruth is darling, antie!

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  14. Love Winter Ruth and the text tree. So very creative!

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  15. I Love love wwwinter ruth, I want it, she is so cute and the card to display her is adorable.
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  16. I love how versatile Winter Ruth is with her accessories and sentiments. So much fun.

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  17. Winter Ruth is precious. I really like the versatility of being able to change out what she is holding. Can't wait until Friday.

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  18. Love that Christmas card with the adorable stamp. Teriffic.

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  19. I love Winter Ruth and the card is so cute. The idea to make cards for nursing homes is so nice. My Dad was in a nursing home and this idea is very special.

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