Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Today we have Jamie making us some very cute cards with our new OWL set that will be coming out on Friday (Whoooooooooooooooo's excited? I AM!)! The colorable words from this set are so much fun to match ANY card's colors that you are making! Here's another one she used with one of our PERFECT SENTIMENTS: CHRISTMAS set:
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Monday's winner of the THINKING OF YOU GIRL set is...
MB ISAAC wrote...very cute! I love the stamps. I don't have anything like these in my collection!
Congratulations! Email us your mailing address at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get your set out to you on Friday!
Have a great day and don't forget to come back on THURSDAY for one of my favorite sets SNEAK PEEK!! FRIDAY all the sets will be live in the online store for you to purchase!
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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Time for a little WINTER INSPIRATION with the newest SNOWMEN release! I can not wait for FRIDAY, NOV 2, for you to get to see this entire set, but until then, Belinda did a fabulous job of showcasing a couple of the snowmen and one of the colorable words in this set:
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Monday, October 29, 2012
2 Winners of $10 store credit from last week's commenters are:
Very nice & of course the sentiment is perfect! :) ~Scrapclosetotheheart
Abigail reminds me of a big rag doll I once made. I used graph paper to enlarge the pattern. She was 36" tall. Your little darling will bring much joy. Giving thanks in everthing,
Congrats Scrapclosetotheheart AND Carole Bisson!! Email me after you register in the online store! I need your name and email you register under and I'll get those credits right in! email@example.com
See you tomorrow for another sneak peek!
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
OK, bloggers. I get a wee bit out of my comfort zone when I'm not making a card or scrapbook page, but here's my go at making a custom travel mug. Also, please excuse the blurriness of some of the photos, I have a three year old iPhone 3gs that desperately needs to be upgraded. lol My DSLR camera would have been too bulky in my tiny little craft nook. Also, photographing shiny cylindrical things is hard! ;)
I first ordered this travel mug from Amazon.com. It came with a black background for the customizable bit, but because I was using washi tape, I needed a white background. Also, they don't give you too much room for bulk, so I used thin printer paper. Card stock wouldn't be pliable enough and it also would have added too much bulk.
Here's a picture of me holding down the black paper that came with the mug because it was already bent into the shape of the mug from being inside it for so long. I held it down with one hand and with the other I used my trusty Hello Kitty pencil and traced its outline on the thin white printer paper. Once traced, I cut it out.
You're going to want to make sure your new paper fits after you've cut it, adjust as needed.
Then I lined the paper, starting in the center, with washi tape in a diagonal.
I stamped out Inspired Stamps' Christmas Poinsettia stamp and began coloring it with two different Copic colors. I use this line coloring (I have no idea if that's the official name) technique when coloring: it gives some dimension and depth.
Then I blend another lighter color (I used peach) to blend them all together. Later I go back and add some more dimension with a darker color, then blend again with the lightest color.
Here's the Poinsettia inside the mug acting as the seem holder.
The left side of the photo (my adorable husband and kitty), the Merry part of the sentiment at the bottom of the photo, and the Poinsettia.
The right side of the photo (me and our shiba inu), the Christmas part of the sentiment, and the other side of the Poinsettia. I hope you liked my tutorial. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. Please come check out next week's tutorial on Friday on the Inspired Stamps Blog. Also, there are a lot of giveaways this week and the next with the sneak peek of the new releases happening, be sure to check it out! AND there's a 40% off your most expensive item in your order, with no minimum purchase required.
Thanks so much for visiting and be sure to check out and leave comments on all the SNEAK PEEK posts this week: We'll have 2 winners drawn from them on MONDAY!!!
Monday we have MORE SNEAK PEEKS and GIVEAWAYS starting!!
Thursday, October 25, 2012
I wanted to use a corrugated card I got in a set by Recollections, knew I wanted her to be in Christmas colors, but didn't plan to use any patterned paper on this card. I STILL got out a few papers out of my stash that had the colors I felt went together. The 6x6 sets from Bo Bunny work great (as do all the sets) because they have done the work already to have the papers coordinate. So I pulled out 3 pages and matched them up with my Copics (again, get your crayon box and do the same thing, if you are using crayons instead!).
I colored her and cut her out and put her on this great corrugated card base with a ribbon I got from Walmart (go figure!):
GIVEAWAY: Leave us a message to this post before Monday and we'll choose a comment to win a $10 credit to the online store!
Tuesday's winner of a stamp set of their choice is: Mandee!!
She is such a cute thing. I would love to have this stamp. Mandee
Mandee, email us next week after the new releases have all been revealed and are in the store and let us know which one you'd like us to send you: firstname.lastname@example.org CONGRATULATIONS!
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Hello friends and welcome to day 3 of 2 WEEKS of Sneak Peeks of our October/November new release stamps!! Today Kary has done such a beautiful job with one of our newest characters: Abigail! And she is sitting in leaves Giving Thanks in everything!!
Here is Kary's stunning card:
We are giving away another $10 store credit to a randomly chosen commenter of today's sneak peek! Just leave us a comment to this post and let us know what you think about Abigail with Leaves! We'll announce the winner of today's $10 store credit on MONDAY'S New Release!
We chose the following winner from Sneak Peek #1, who will win a $10 Credit from the Inspired Stamps online store. Congratulations to...
Maureen Hayes wrote:
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Leave us a comment below to be entered to win YOUR CHOICE of the new releases that are coming out next week!! We will announce the winner in THURSDAY'S Sneak Peek post!
EVERY DAY M-R of this week and next week you will have a chance to win different things so be sure to comment each day to increase your chances!!
Until tomorrow's release,
Monday, October 22, 2012
It's time for 2 weeks of our OCTOBER/NOVEMBER Sneak Peeks of our NEW RELEASES which will all be available in early November!
Today Patty has created the above card with our first Sneak Peek: Abigail Dances! This group of New Release has several new Characters which have colorable eyes, for those of you who love to color the eyes on your characters! She comes on a 3x4" acetate sheet and will fit perfectly on cards and Scrapbook pages!
We have a great coupon code running through October:
GIVEAWAY: Leave us a comment here on today's post and we will choose one comment to win a $10 store credit. Winner will be announced in WEDNESDAY'S post, so you have until then to leave us a comment here. We will have giveaways each day for the next two weeks so be sure to come back here and leave a comment on each day's Sneak Peek post!!
Friday, October 19, 2012
Next week starts our biggest SNEAK PEEK WEEK of the year!! Come back and see us each day for a chance to win!!
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Welcome to week 3 of Inspired Stamps 12 weeks of Christmas tutorial. Today CHERE has made a set of coasters and a coffee wrap. TAKE IT AWAY CHERE:
This would make a great gift for any coffee or tea drinker in your life. Here are the supplies you will need to gather: tiles from the local home improvement store ( I usually buy Rialto white but could not find this time so used Agora almond), Staz-On ink, Staz-On ink cleaner, felt pads, stamps, plain cup wrap, rubbing alcohol.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Today there is so much GORGEOUS ARTWORK I won't say too much so you can get to their inspiring artwork! Don't forget FRIDAY is another tutorial in our 12 WEEKS OF CHRISTMAS TUTORIALS here on the Inspired Stamps blog! Chere's inside of her card (above) is so precious and unexpected, I had to put it at the top...who wouldn't want to keep a card with such a surprise in the inside?
Have a blessed day and don't forget to come see us FRIDAY for the newest tutorial!
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Today the Tuesday Design Team has some beautiful creations for you! And ONE of them has a giveaway....be sure to go to all their blogs to find out WHO and sign up for the giveaway!!
Next week is SNEAK PEEK WEEK...I can't wait for you to see all the new sets coming your way!
Until then, let's enjoy these beautiful creations...starting with Gaby (also above)
We will be back soon with more to share!
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