Friday, May 30, 2014

OWH Winners announced + Getting Ready to Memorize Genesis Chapter 1!!

Hello friends!

We wanted to give a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the OWH bloghop this year!!  What AMAZING CREATIONS everyone created!  And thank you to the more than 100 of you who left us some love in the form of a comment!  We had intended to give away 10--$10 store credits, but decided to give away more since so many participated.  LET'S GET TO THE WINNERS:
 Andrea T
Ruth G
arlsmom aka Lynda
April Story
Michele Smith
Becki with an i blog
Nancy M
Brenda Hugar
Congratulations to you all!  If you haven't registered at our online store, go there first and register.  THEN email us at, letting us know the email address you registered under and we will email you back when we get your $10 store credit into your account!!  You can shop anytime, as there is no expiration date on this!  AND it will automatically be applied to your order when you are ready, so no codes to remember either!   WINNERS HAVE THROUGH SUNDAY JUNE 8TH MIDNIGHT TO REGISTER AND CONTACT US VIA EMAIL TO CLAIM THEIR PRIZE, or it will go to someone else.

As we get ready to begin our 30 DAYS OF JUNE: MEMORIZING A BIBLE CHAPTER,  I wanted to send you to 3 posts I created a while back about HOW TO MEMORIZE SCRIPTURE.  It has such great information in it that I don't want to repeat, since I have new things to share with you.  So click on the link here or the photo link to the 30 DAYS OF JUNE on the right side of this blog to find all the posts I did.  Then I'll be back on SUNDAY with the START of our MEMORIZATION of Chapter 1 of Genesis!! 

Have a great evening and I'll be back soon!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Summer Cards with Scripture!

Hello friends!

Friday is the last day to take advantage of our store-wide sale:

Here are the summer cards our DT has created for you to enjoy:


 Thank you so much for stopping by!  We will announce our winners from the OWH bloghop Friday!!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

June News announced!!

Hello friends!
If you did not see the MANY MANY beautiful cards in the Operation Write Home 2014 bloghop, be sure to click HERE!

We have only 2 DAYS LEFT in our storewide sale (including clearance!): CLICK on this link to go to the online store:

And now on to our next month-long challenge---Memorizing a CHAPTER in the bible!  In addition to the other Inspired Stamps artwork (card-makers, no fear---we will have plenty of card posts in June also), I am going to be leading you through Genesis Chapter One, a verse each day, starting this FRIDAY, May29th with our GETTING READY post.  I will have a lot of tips and tricks to help you reach your goal of memorizing a chapter of the Bible.  And no worries if you take longer than 30 days, you will have the skills and the encouragement right here to come back to as you are ready for the next verse!  We will keep the logo up on the sidebar with links to all the posts!  I am so excited to get started!  If you are wondering what you should gather and don't want to wait until Friday, I recommend you get a pen and sticky notes ready.  For those who will want to Art Journal this as well, you'll need a notebook/mixed media journal/watercolor journal/ or sketchbook, depending on what medium you plan to use.  And Grab a piece of ribbon for Sunday's DAY 1 post ( a fun extra activity for you that day!).

I'll see you tomorrow for an amazing display of cards by our uber talented Design Team!!

Leave a message here if you know you will join us for June's 30 day Bible Chapter Memorization challenge!


Saturday, May 24, 2014

Operation Write Home Bloghop 2014 (giveaways+ online sale + a quick coloring tutorial)

Hello friends and welcome to the Inspired Stamps blog for OWH's annual Memorial Day Bloghop!! 
As a company, this is our 3rd year participating so I know people want to see the artwork, see the store specials, comment for a chance at our giveaway and move on!  So I will just take a quick second to say, the reason this is so dear to my heart as the owner of Inspired Stamps, is because my husband has been a US Army soldier since we were married 25 years ago this year (making our family a military family for a very long time)!  I so appreciate what OWH does in sending our soldiers cards that we all make to encourage them and help keep them in touch with their loved ones!  What a wonderful service!!

I did a very QUICK tutorial (and several of our Design Team members have signed up for the blog hop too, so you'll see more Inspired Stamps as you continue hopping!) on how to color and cut out a character stamp to give it dimension!

Here is a quick coloring guide for 3 of our best-selling military stamp sets first:

                              Military Soldier (3"x4"), HLO:Soldier Boy (2"x3"), and HLO: Sailor (2"x3")

Here is what I did to make my card:
 I started by stamping the Inspired Stamp: His Little Ones: Soldier Boy twice.  Then I colored using Copics and cut out the pieces I wanted to 'pop' in dimension:
Deciding what I wanted to be in back, I numbered to the side.  So after I color the uncolored stamped image of HLO: Soldier Boy ALL IN BLACK (so it just shows a silhouette of his shape), I glued each piece on the other colored sided down, using popdots starting with 1 and going to 5.  His pants were glued directly to the place where the pants are on the blacked out side. Then I used one pop dot to give some height to his jacket and one pop dot each to his shoes.  Then two pop dots to put his head on; Then 3 popdots so his hat would stand out a little more from his head.  MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THIN POP DOTS or you'll see too much of the white popdots (I like to color mine black on the sides to help with this):

I also use a black marker around the edges of each piece to make it look better:

 Here is the OWH card sketch I used followed by my card:

 GIVEAWAY:  We are giving away 10--$10 store credits to 10 randomly selected commenters from today's post. You have through Thursday, MAY 29th midnight EST to leave us a comment and be entered to win!  Come back FRIDAY to see if your comment was chosen and claim your prize!!


Thanks so much for stopping by!  We'd love to have you join us regularly by following our blog post, facebook page and pinterest boards!

Antoinette and the Inspired Stamps Team

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Online Store-Wide Sale begins FRIDAY!! HUGE OWH bloghop starts Saturday morning!!

All orders placed Friday-Monday will ship first thing Tuesday morning after the long holiday
While current supplies last; no rainchecks!
 See you HERE Saturday for
*a tutorial
*this amazing bloghop!!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Operation Write Home Bloghop this SATURDAY---Are YOU hopping?

Hello friends!
Inspired Stamps and our Design Team will be participating in the OWH bloghop that begins this coming Saturday MAY 24th at 3am EST!!  We hope you will consider joining their bloghop and sign up by going to their link here:
 We will be offering giveaways and a shopping special in celebration!
We will be back soon with more artwork!
Shipping MOST ORDERS placed by 3pm the SAME DAY they are placed!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

New $3.99 Single Scripture Stamps + Hymn Line stamps NOW in the online store!

 Hello friends!  It's NEW RELEASE DAY here at Inspired Stamps!!

All of the stamps you are about to see are NOW in the online store:

Let's get started!
First  up is the stamp set above: $3.99 Single Scripture Stamp: Ephesians 6:10!  And Kary starts us off with a card using this new EPHESIANS 6:10 stamp WITH our Brand New HYMN GIRLS: ARMOR OF GOD stamp:
DENEEN is showcasing Ephesians 6:11 with the HYMN GIRLS: ARMOR OF GOD stamp too:

Up next is Jamie, who is showcasing our other new HYMN GIRLS: PATRIOTIC GIRL WITH STAR set along with the brand new $3.99 Single stamp 'THINKING ABOUT YOU' (she used one of the1 INCH CIRCLE STAMP sentiments inside the blank flag):

Shanta also used this HYMN GIRLS: PATRIOTIC GIRL WITH STAR stamp set, perfect with our MILITARY stamp set:
Belinda is up next with Romans 5:1, which she used with HYMN GIRLS: MAY already in the online store, as is the HYMN: WINGS AND FEATHERS set:

Chere has $3.99 Single Scripture, 1 Corinthians 15:57 which is beautifully the center of this card:
And Patty finishes us up with the new $3.99 Single Scripture stamp: PSALM 31:24
Our SKETCHY UPPERCASE ALPHABET is up in the online store, too:

Head over to the online store to see these and all the clear photopolymer stamps that we have designed for you!  We are currently shipping most orders within 2 business days!

Blessings and thanks so much for your support of Inspired Stamps,
Antoinette and the Design Team

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


We know you love our 2x2 $3.99 Single Scriptures like the one above, and we have MORE coming for you---along with a couple of new Hymn Girls--this Thursday to the online store!! 
Check out all we currently have at...

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Inspired Stamps Alphabet Stamps: Cards and Scrapbook pages

Hello friends!
We have an exciting new release coming NEXT WEEK at Inspired Stamps!!  There will be more Scripture Stamps and NEW HYMN line stamps!!  We cannot wait to share with you!  Also, beginning the last week of May and going all through June, we will be having daily posts on MEMORIZING SCRIPTURE: GENESIS CHAPTER 1!  If you've ever wanted to memorize a chapter in the Bible, this is a PERFECT chapter to memorize!  More on that later...
Today we have INSPIRED STAMPS ALPHABETS showcased for your, starting with Kary who used HYMN GIRLS: JANUARY along with our SKETCHY ALPHABET LOWERCASE (uppercase will be back in the online store next week!!) along with a sentiment 'birthday' from our Perfect Sentiments set
Belinda made this ADORABLE scrapbook page using BACKGROUND STAMPS for the dotted background (love this!) and our COLORABLE UPPERCASE ALPHABET for the words she cut out:
Shanta used a gorgeous palette of colors on her card with Inspired Stamps making her background with a stamp from INSPIRED SHAPES and then also used the COLORABLE ALPHABET set (love the differences shown in ways to use this set in Belinda's page and this card!)
Chere made this lovely card using TYPEWRITER TEXT LOWERCASE and PERFECT SENTIMENTS :
Patty made this beautiful (and perfect week since Mother's Day is Sunday)card using Inspired Stamps SOLID ALPHABET UPPERCASE and SOLID ALPHABET LOWERCASE stamp sets:

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Leave us a comment and let us know you stopped by!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Graduation and Congratulations cards

Hello friends!
I hope you are enjoying beautiful weather this week!  May brings graduations (2 at my house this year!) and weddings, so we wanted to bring you some congratulations and graduation cards!
Deneen starts us off using our HYMN GIRLS: DECEMBER which has a blank book she stamped 2014 using LABELMAKER ALPHABET!  Love the layout and colors used in this card!!  She used PERFECT SENTIMENTS for the 'congratulations' sentiment!
Deneen's card inside and out:
Belinda shared this cutie using our OWLS  stamp set:
Chere used HIS PLANS FOR YOU with our MORE PERFECT SENTIMENTS stamp sets:
Jamie made this beautiful feminine card using HYMN GIRLS: MAY:
Kary created this lovely card using our Hymns: Church and Houses stamp set and the LABELMAKER ALPHABET:

Shanta did some background random stamping with JOURNAL SHAPES and used LABELMAKER ALPHABET for the sentiment:

Thanks so much ladies!  Our May New Release will be here in 2 weeks...can't wait to share all the great new stamps with you all!!
Have a blessed day and we'll be back soon with more inspiration for you!

Antoinette and the Inspired Stamps DT   shipping MOST ORDERS out same day they are placed!