Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter: Week 13 of our 52 Weeks of Gratitude

Happy Easter Dear Friends!
Today will be a quick post of our Week 13 Gratitude Art using one of our $3.99 Single Scripture Stamps, ISAIAH 30:15.  We pray your Resurrection Sunday starts your week of with joyful gratitude for the Risen Lord and Savior!

Belinda's card:
Anita's ATC:
 DeNetra's mixed media card:
This week is the last week to enter YOUR gratitude art in our drawing!  Just post your artwork HERE below or on our FACEBOOK page to be automatically entered in our drawing!  We will announce our winner in next Sunday's Gratitude post!

Have a blessed week! This Thursday we have a LOT of new releases, so be sure to come back and see all the amazing artwork with the new stamps!
Antoinette and the Sunday Scripture Design Team

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Thinking of You card sets you can make!

Hello friends!
Today the Design Team has made some beautiful THINKING OF YOU CARD SETS to inspire you to make some of your own.  We have a set called THINKING OF YOU that many of the DT incorporated in their artwork from the Inspired Stamps online store:
Today we are starting off with Patty's beautiful trio using the TAGS thinking of you sentiment and the swirl comes from our FRUITFUL FLOURISHES set:

Gaby's gorgeous design is next and she used the BUTTERFLIES AND BLOOMS set along with the SPRING SKETCHES, and THINKING OF YOU set:
Jenn made a TON of cards using the BE STILL SILHOUETTE set in addition to the TAGS thinking of you sentiment

Kary showcased this set so beautifully:
As did Chere in her very cute and simple cards:

Deneen's cards are so wonderfully detailed, even the inside of her cards are lovely!:

Thank you so much ladies for your gorgeous artwork!
We have our last post of March's GRATITUDE art challenge on Easter Sunday!  Be sure to get your Gratitude artwork uploaded to the Inspired Stamps Facebook wall OR to our last post's Mr. Linky by Sunday midnight to be entered to win our Spellbinders/Inspired Stamps giveaway!  Go HERE for more info!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be sure to leave a comment so we know you were here!
Antoinette and the Thursday DT

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

For God so loved the world...layered card

Hello friends!
I made this layered and embossed card today and wanted to share it with you.  I used an embossing folder for the lighter papers and some sequin stickers I had in my scrap bin.  Here is a photo of it in its entirety followed by the LORD'S PRAYER & JOHN 3:16  stamp set I used to create it:

Inspired Stamps has a discount going on through SUNDAY at :
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
See you Thursday for the Design Team Thursday's post of artwork (you won't want to miss this week's!)

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Week 12 of our 52 WEEKS of Gratitude: In ALL things, give thanks...

Hello friends!
Today is Palm Sunday, a day where Jesus began his final week in Jerusalem.  It is a humble reminder of this week's verse, In ALL things we are to give thanks.  Why?  Because there is a sovereign God in control, working the things (be they pleasant or unpleasant) to make us more like Christ and to accomplish His will.  Do we rejoice in the good times and complain in the bad?  We must learn to see the trials and blessings in our life as within His power, and give thanks in all things.  Jesus spent His final week doing the Father's will, knowing the cross and the physical pain only days away.  We must set our eyes on Him, always giving thanks, for it truly is God's will for us in Christ Jesus!

Above you see the next set of verses we will be using for our April Gratitude Art! This set is a discounted collection of the 4 verses you see above and available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

 I want to encourage those of you who haven't joined us yet, to join us for April.  I will be focusing my Gratitude Artwork on TAGS in April, so grab your tags or your TAGS stamp set from Inspired Stamps, or make some tags yourself out of cardstock and plan to join us for April's Gratitude Artwork!  Those wanting to do canvas, ATC, cards, scrapbook pages, or journals, please click on the link to see what all we've been doing:  CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE GRATITUDE ARTWORK POSTS

Today the Sunday Scripture Team has done a fabulous job with this week's verse, shown here:
Anita made an ATC:

 DeNetra made this beautiful Mixed Media piece:
Belinda made this gorgeous card:
I have been making Scripture Girl Canvases all month and am having so much fun!  Here's my latest:
How is YOUR Gratitude artwork coming?  If you haven't started, why not start this week?  Just upload your creation to our FACEBOOK WALL or here below to our Mr Linky link to your photo/blog.

We will be choosing someone who posts in March randomly to win a Spellbinders Die set and an Inspired Stamp set!


Saturday, March 23, 2013

Stamping on Wood + NEW April Gratitude Set + SALE!

Hello friends!
Lots to share with you today!  First of all our new APRIL Gratitude Set is in the online store at a discount.  These are limited in number and while supplies last:
We are also having a sale on all our Easter Stamp Sets from now through Easter (also while supplies last!).  Many of these sets are in the Easter Category because they are universal images or verses, and can be used year round so be sure to go take a look.  No coupon code needed; they are already marked down:

Don't forget to join us for our Gratitude CHALLENGE!  The winner this month will get a prize package with stamps and Spellbinders die cuts.  You can find all the info by CLICKING HERE.

I found these great wooden plaques for under a dollar each at Michaels!  I decided to make sure Scripture plaques with them and had so much fun, I seriously could not stop!  I will be going to buy out my local Michaels of these amazing finds to make as gifts for friends!

Here's what I did to make them:
 The one on the right above is how they come in a very pale wood.  I used Distress Ink in Tea Die directly to the wood below:
 Then I used the Walnut Stain with my sponge dauber around the edges, on the top and bottom edges below:
 Then I took my paint brush and used water to blend it in to give me the color I wanted on the wood: 
 The finished products came out really well (the tag is the Vintage Tag die cut from Magnolia) I got at my local Scrapbook store and the verse is from the Inspired Stampers Favorite Collection #1:
Here are more that I did (I told you I couldn't stop!  Wouldn't these make great wedding, new home or even Mothers/Fathers day presents?!  And under a dollar!) and yes, you can use Momento black in to stamp directly onto the wood as I did in the crosses from the ELEGANT EASTER STAMP SET here:

 The colored flowers I used from the THINKING OF YOU stamp sets flowers in these tags.  The verse is from FALL GRATITUDE:

 The number 2013 is from our LABELMAKER ALPHABET and the verse is one of our $3.99 single verse sets 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 the Gospel
 I hope you enjoyed this mini-tutorial I shared with the wooden plaques!  Be sure to post your creations on our FACEBOOK wall if you go out and make some yourself.  We'd love to see what you come up with!

Sunday is another GRATITUDE CHALLENGE, so be sure to stop by and see what we've created for you this week!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be sure to leave us a comment so we know you were here!
Antoinette                 We ship most orders out within 1 business day of your order placement!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Favorite Stamp to COLOR? Our DT shows you theirs!

Hello friends!
Today we are sharing the different Inspired Stamps that are our FAVORITES to color!  My favorites are the HIS LITTLE ONES...I love them all (above is HLO: THANKFUL GIRL)!  I love using Copics and Tombow markers on them, but watercoloring with distress ink refills also looks so cool!  


Kary starts us off with the Poinsettia from the CHRISTMAS POINSETTIA set and the  and the SING FOR JOY Inspired Stamps :
 Gaby has  our 3x4 character ESTHER'S BOUQUET for her tag:
Chere colored the flowers from the THINKING OF YOU set:

Leesa says she is not a fan of coloring in general, and I know a lot of people would agree with here, but she colored the circle around the Be Still Silhouettes set for her lovely card (thanks, Leesa!):
Jenn likes the His Little Ones, too, and she used colored pencil:
Deneen loves to color the FLOWERS set we have with Copic markers; she also used Inspired Stampers Favorite Verses #1:

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I have some easy to make wooden hanging plaques to show you Friday afternoon so be sure to hop back over and visit us!