Sunday, June 30, 2013

Half-Way through the year in Gratitude Sunday Artwork!!

 Hello friends!  Can you believe the year is officially half completed?  That means our 52 weeks of Gratitude is at its half-way point and what better a verse to commemorate this with than Ephesians 2:8?  Above you see Anita's ATC using this verse and here is Belinda's card:
 How are YOU doing with your gratitude artwork?  Have you made any yet?  Today is a great day to start and be thankful to the God of Heaven Who has given you so very much this day!  Praise Him!

Until Thursday,
Antoinette and the Sunday Scripture Team!
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Thursday, June 27, 2013

What's your card-making style?

Hello friends!
Today we are wanting to know WHAT'S YOUR CARD-MAKING STYLE?  Do you like bright colors or neutrals?  Are you full of bling and layers or do you like cute and simple?  Do you like to color an image or stick to sentiments or Scripture?  LEAVE US A COMMENT AND LET US KNOW!

Kary starts us off today with her style, followed by the rest of the Design Team's Creations!
Kary used HLO: Reading Girl and a verse from the set DRAW NEAR:
Deneen used our very popular TIME set of stamps:
Chere use AMAZING GRACE for the background in white and BE STILL SILHOUETTES for the image :
and Gaby used our OWLS set and HOME set to create this scene:
These are gorgeous, ladies!  I love seeing what you all come up with each week!  What a blessing you all are!

LEAVE US A COMMENT and let us know YOUR style!
Antoinette and the Thursday DT!

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Gratitude Art week 25: Acts 5:29

 Hello friends!
Today's gratitude art uses Acts 5:29, which is one of our $3.99 Single Scripture stamps found at: and DeNetra's mixed media starts us off above!!
Here is Anita's ATC:
 And Belinda's card:
Beautiful work this week (as always) Sunday Scripture Team!!
So what are YOU working on this week?   Leave us a comment and let us know!
We'll be back soon with more artwork!!
Antoinette and the Inspired Stamps Sunday Scripture team!!  We ship most orders within 1 business day of your placement of the order!!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Characters with Scripture Cards from the Design Team!

 Hello friends!
Today our uber talented Design Team has created cards with CHARACTERS PLUS SCRIPTURE for you!!  Deneen starts us off with a GORGEOUS use of our HLO: Princess and SPRING SKETCHES stamp sets.  Here's the inside of this beautiful card followed by the rest of the great creations from our DT:
Deneen inside:
 Patty (this is HLO: Christmas Boy she put a heart over the ornament!):
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
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Antoinette and the Thursday DT

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

patriotic cards!

Hello friends!
Here are some beautiful patriotic cards by several of our DT!  Above is Gaby's adorable card and here is Deneen's Canadian card:
Chere made this cutie:
We'll be back Thursday with CHARACTERS W SCRIPTURE cards!
Have a great Wednesday!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Gratitude Art: Psalm 139:23

Hello Friends!
Happy Father's Day to all the father's out there! 
Today we have Gratitude Art from our Sunday Scripture team using Psalm 139:23!  Above, Anita made a beautiful Artist Trading Card! 
Belinda made this lovely card:
And DeNetra has made this wonderful mixed media project (and she has shown a photo tutorial on her blog so you can make one too!)
Such beautiful creations!
We did not have a DT Thursday this past Thursday, but I will be sharing a few Patriotic cards some of the DT made on Tuesday!  This Thursday all the DT is back, and we will have a full day of artwork to share with you all!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Antoinette and the Sunday Scripture Team!
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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sunday Scripture Gratitude Art: Jeremiah 1:12+Winners announced!

Hello friends!
A quick reminder that we have a 20% off coupon code running through midnight MONDAY:
You can see all the brand new stamp sets here:

Today we are focusing on Jeremiah 1:12 for our gratitude artwork:
Anita's ATC:
 Belinda's Card:
 DeNetra's Mixed media:
How are YOU coming with your gratitude artwork this year?  If you haven't begun, we encourage you to join us on this month in keeping track of all you have to be thankful for!!

We have 2 winners to announce:
 Congratulations to our CHRISTMAS STAMP SET IDEA winner: Sharon Gullikson who recommended The Little Drummer Boy image, with some of the lyrics! 

Mary-Anne V  is the commenter we have chosen to win her favorite new release!  
Very cute...i like the His Little ones girl holding the heart the best.
(email us at with your mailing address and we will get her right out to you!  You have until FRIDAY to claim your prize!)

Have a great day and we'll be back soon with more artwork!

Friday, June 7, 2013

June NEW RELEASE clear stamps NOW in the online store + giveaway!

We've got a COUPON CODE for you to use to get 20% off your total stamp purchase of $20 or more in the online store NOW through Monday midnight!! 

Did you see yesterday's post with all the new stamp sets?  And a chance to win our stamp giveaway?  If not, head over there now by clicking HERE.

Be sure to go to the online store and use the coupon code at checkout: 20JUNE
We ship most orders out the SAME OR NEXT DAY of you placing the order!

Thanks so much for your support of Inspired Stamps!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

NEW June Stamp Release Artwork + Giveaway for commenting!

Hello friends!
Today is our June Stamp Release Artwork Day!  ALL of these stamps will be in the Inspired Stamps online store FRIDAY by 5pm EST!! 

Let's get started!  We have 4 new $3.99 Single Scripture stamps entering the store and 6 brand new $4.99 His Little Ones characters, which stand up to 3"x2" tall! 
Above You see Jenn is starting us off with one of the new Scriptures:  Isaiah 41:10 and here is her artwork:
Kary has 2 of our new HLO characters:
 His Little Ones: heart holding girl

 His Little Ones:  Sundress Girl

Patty has one of our new Scriptures: Proverbs 18:10:
Deneen has 2 of our new His Little Ones Characters she colored 3 ways:
His Little Ones: Reading Girl
 and His Little Ones:  Princess

Chere has one of our new Single Scripture stamps 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18:

Gaby has the last of our 2 new HLO characters:
 HLO: Girl With Present

HLO: Arms Full of Stars Girl
And we will have Joshua 1:9 as a Single Scripture verse as well!  Artwork with that one will be up tomorrow!

Thank you so much for stopping by today and for your continued support of Inspired Stamps! 

WHICH of our new releases is your FAVORITE?  LEAVE US A COMMENT HERE AND/OR ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE  BY SATURDAY NIGHT and we may choose your comment to WIN THAT STAMP!  Winners will be announced in Sunday's Gratitude post!

Antoinette and the very talented Thursday DT

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Week 22: Gratitude art

 Hello friends!
Today's Gratitude verse is James 4:8.  I love the promise of this verse, and it really reminds us all that when we need God (which is always) all we need to do is draw near to Him and He will draw near to us.  What a promise to be thankful for!!  Belinda's card is above (love the details!)
Here's DeNetra's mixed the post card element:
 Anita made her ATC with such pretty colors:
Thank you ladies!

This week we will be celebrating a BRAND NEW RELEASE of a number of Inspired Stamps!  I can't wait to share these with you later this week!
Have a blessed day and we pray you are remembering to count your blessings with us each week!
~Antoinette and the Sunday Scripture Team

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Choosing colors for Characters based on your Cards + Contest ends Sunday!

Hello friends!
June 1 is finally here and we are getting ready for our JUNE NEW RELEASE on THURSDAY!!  Today, I wanted to share with you the answer to a question I am asked a lot:  How do you know what colors to use in your characters so they work with your cards?

I prefer to work with Copic Markers, personally,  but this color choosing works with colored pencils, watercolors, paints, and even crayons!  I am using simple cardstock based cards today.

I make my card, leaving room for a character (in today's examples, I chose the Inspired Stamps: His Little Ones:  Journal Girl)

I stamp her several times on Xpress It Blending Card (my favorite coloring paper, but you can use whatever you like) using momento ink.

Then I grab the markers and make a single mark on scrap paper near the card to see what colors work best:
So for this card, you can see I have the scrap paper marked with these colors (I put the lids next to the colors so you can see what colors I used). Here are two more examples (you'll find I didn't use all the blue colors when I colored her for that card, but they were all ready if I needed more blue):

Then I color the HIS LITTLE ONES: JOURNAL GIRL and cut them out ( I added the skin /hair/ eye colors so you could see those too):
 On the blonde girl, I used the lighter yellows for her hair that I showed in the original card photo...added yr24 to her dress

 Here are all 3 girls before I cut them out (It never ceases to amaze me that ONE stamp can create 3 such different looks!):
 And here are the finished cards (all using the sentiment from PERFECT SENTIMENTS):

Thanks so much for stopping sure to let me know if this was helpful!  I'd be happy to post more coloring posts if you'd like!

CONTEST:  leave a comment here or on our FACEBOOK PAGE and tell us WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE IN A CHRISTMAS STAMP?  We will choose winner(s) after SUNDAY MIDNIGHT...if your comment is chosen, we will send you the set FREE when we make it!

Have a blessed day and we'll be back tomorrow with more artwork!