Friday, November 29, 2013

EvErY StAmP on sale...Til midnight Saturday!!

Last day to get your FREE GIFT and DISCOUNTED stamps in our 4 Day Thanksgiving Stamp Sale!
(all orders placed this weekend will ship first thing Monday morning!)

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Huge lines to stand in!

Hello friends!
We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Friday is BLACK FRIDAY, a big shopping day here in the U.S.A and we've made it easy for you to save and still get some shopping done from home!  Head over to the online store...each order placed Thru Saturday midnight will have a Free Gift included in the package we ship home to you!!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

HUGE SAVINGS! 4 Day sale!!

Hello friends!
We are thankful for YOU!  ALL of our stamps have been marked down for 4 days only and each package we mail will have a FREE GIFT included!!  Happy Shopping!

Sunday, November 24, 2013


Hello friends!
This week we will be having DAILY specials (good ONLY one day!).  MONDAY'S online store special is: EACH ORDER will have an extra SURPRISE stamp set added to your package before we ship it out! For every $20 you spend up to $100, you get a FREE stamp set (maximum of 5 FREE stamp sets per order) that we will choose randomly that will be automatically added to your don't need to do anything!:
             up to $20 in product ordered= 1 free SURPRISE stamp set included automatically
            $21-$40 in product ordered= 2 free SURPRISE stamp sets included automatically
            $41-$60 in product ordered= 3 free SURPRISE stamp sets included automatically
            $61-$80 in product ordered= 4 free SURPRISE stamp sets included automatically
            $81-$100 in product ordered=5 free SURPRISE stamp sets included automatically

Happy Shopping!

Friday, November 22, 2013

SNOWMEN stamp set spotlight!

Hello friends!
Today we are showcasing one of our most popular winter stamp sets:  SNOWMEN which you can see by clicking HERE

Here is some artwork:

Have a really great weekend!
Antoinette and the DT  Shipping orders FAST so you can get your stamps as soon as possible!!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Copic Marker Coloring Inspired Stamps Tutorial: Week 8 of 12 Weeks of Christmas Tutorials with His Little Ones Characters

Welcome to this week's Christmas Tutorial with Inspired Stamps!  Since I love Copics so much, I thought I'd share with you a little about Copic markers and colouring.  I'm certainly no expert but just some tips from my own experience.  I never knew I love colouring so much till I bought my first set of Copic Markers.

When I first decided to try Copics, I had such a tough time deciding what to buy.  I must have read a hundred tips before I took the plunge.  Basically, the following are the Copic markers colours : [B- Blue] [BG- Blue Green] [BV- Blue Violet] [G- Green] [YG- Yellow Green] [Y- Yellow] [YR- Yellow Red] [R- Red] [RV- Red Violet] [V- Violet] [E- Earth] [C- Cool Gray] [N- Neutral Gray] [T- Toner Gray] [W- Warm Gray].  I buy mostly the Sketch markers, and the colours and numbers are labeled on the tip of the caps.  If you would like to know more about the Copics colour chart and family, please click here.

I thought I'd show you my Copics collection :)  I have collected over 200+ markers and store them in jars so I can easily move them around or pick some colours that I want to use - I colour while watching the tv most days.
After buying so many markers, I must say I only use the few that I really like, and it is too excessive to own so many markers :)

Here are some of my favourites, and this would be my recommendation to those who would like to start with Copics.
These greens are my favourite, I love some of the YG combination as well
These are my favourite pinks - the little Ciao in the photo is RV10
These are my favourites for backgrounds and skies
My favourite blue range - great for colouring jeans
I love the R30 series (I use them all the time) and also the R80's
I love so many of the E series but these are my favourites, the 2 Ciao markers are E93 & #95.
I'll share some step by step photos how I coloured the new HLO: Angel - which I absolutely love.  My favourite skin colours are E13, E01 and E50. I like to start with the darkest shade first, and then blending it with the lighter shades.
Here, I just added E13 to the angel, just on the forehead, neck and hands as shown
Then I blended E13 with a E01 the next lighter marker
Using E50, I picked up the pink R20 and coloured the cheeks
Then, I used E50 to blend everything, adding a little of E01 for areas where I need a little more shadowing
For hair, I used E99, E23 and E21. 
Add E99 as shown
Add E25 and extend the strokes a little further
Add E21 and blend the colours
Blend a little more with E50, and colour his mouth with R20.  Then I added some BG10 to his wings
Added BG10, BG000 and the Colourless blender to the wings and his tunic and shoes. I added BG02 to the corners of his eyes.
The little Angel
 Using a sharp pointed scissors, the image is cut out, and ready to be used on the card.
And, here is the finished card.  I hope you find the step-by-step instructions helpful, and if you have any questions, please email or leave me a comment and I'll try my best to answer them.  I'm not an expert in Copics, I learnt how to use the markers mainly from watching videos of manga artists in action :)

Thank you for visiting me.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Christmas Poinsettia Stamp Set Showcase!

Hello friends!
Today I wanted to share with you several artwork samples using our Christmas Poinsettia Stamp set that Kary has shared with us! 

(Inspired Stamps used:  Christmas Poinsettia  you can find HERE (she made her own 'paper' using this set too...see the poinsettias?), and 1.5 inch Christmas Circles you can find HERE.

I used this set to make my Christmas dishes this year!:
We will be showcasing our Christmas sets all week, so be sure to stop by daily and see different ways to use each set!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Winter Sketches with Jamie! + Your coupon expires Monday night!

Hello friends,
Only Sunday and Monday to use the above coupon code!  Today, we have a beautiful post from our Design Team artist, Jamie:

I used Winter Sketches from Inspired Stamps for the front of the card. I combined several stamps from the set. I used scraps of DCWV paper that I have had for a long time. I added a couple glitter tree brads. I used distress ink around the image.
 I used another Inspired Stamps set for the inside. This is two stamps from Perfect Christmas Sentiments
As you can see this Winter Sketches set has a lot of uses!

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Tutorial: Using Inspired Stamps with Stamping Gear!

Hello friends!
Belinda has a tutorial for us today sharing a really need gadget!  Don't forget, only a few more days til this coupon offer is over:

If you are like me, you always want to try out the latest gadgets in stamping.  I had a coupon
(of course) and purchased a Stamping Gear set.  However, I did not love the stamps that came with it after trying it out.  Lucky for me, I discovered I could use my Inspired Stamps with it instead!

For this example, I used the poinsettia stamp from the beautiful Christmas Poinsettia stamp set. For this card, it didn't matter that the stamp did not fit on the paddle perfectly.

 I started in a center slot and repeated on all sides. Then I stamped in the 4 corner slots.

This is the result and it could be used to frame a photo on a scrapbook page. 

But I used it as a mat on my card front and in order to do that, I cut it down to fit my card.

A few drops of gold Stickles and a wonderful scripture from the Vintage Christmas Stamp Seand I've completed another Christmas card for a loved one.