Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sets of Easter Cards!

Hello friends!
Today the amazing Inspired Stamps Design Team has created a truly INSPIRING group of cards to inspire you in making your own Easter Cards!  Above Deneen is starting us off with 3 GORGEOUS Easter cards!  She used the sets: PERFECT SENTIMENTS (for 'happy'), ELEGANT DOTTY ALPHABET (for 'EASTER') and the NAMES OF JESUS background set she cut into cross shapes!  So creative!  Here are Deneen's cards followed by the rest of the Design Team's Sets:

Gaby is up next with her beautiful set using the Isaiah 30:15 $3.99 Single Scripture Stamp:

Jenn made this set using LABELMAKER ALPHABET and FLOWERS for her set:
Kary used PERFECT SENTIMENTS and COMFORT in her set:

Leesa's cards allow you to showcase your Scripture or Sentiment inside:  She used a flower from the set FLOWER BUDS:


Chere did a lot of work on the inside of her cards that I will be sharing with you tomorrow as a separate post!

You can find all these sets at: 
We have an EASTER tab on the side you can click on to see all the sets you might want to use for EASTER artwork!

I'll be back tomorrow with Chere's inside to her cards!
Thank you so much for stopping by today and for your continued support of Inspired Stamps!
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Sunday, February 24, 2013

52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge: Week 8 + winners announced!

Hello friends!
How is your attitude of Gratitude going?  If you haven't joined us yet, we'd love to have you join us this week!  Just make any type of artwork you like (a card, a doodled list, a painting, ANYTHING) that shows your GRATITUDE!  We are using Scripture each week, but you are not required to use our stamps or the same Scripture to join us!  The goal is to be more grateful!  If you plan to join us for March, here are the weeks and the Scriptures we will be using:
March 3:  James 1:2
March 10:  Psalm 103:1
March 17:  Romans 8:28
March 24:  1 Thess 5:18
March 31:  Isaiah 30:15

We have just a handful of these sets combined into one discounted purchase left at our online store if you are interested:  CLICK HERE to go to the store page they are on.

Be sure to post your Gratitude artwork by Saturday March 2nd midnight EST in order to be entered in our February Gratitude Giveaway!  We'll announce the winner on next week's Gratitude post on Sunday!

This week our focus verse is:
and we will start off with Belinda's beautiful artwork (LOVE the coloring of the His Little Ones: Soldier Boy with Flag set!  Flawless!!)  She made a card this week and stamped on a FABRIC piece to get this ethereal stamped look:
Next up is Anita and her CAS artist trading card:
Here is DeNetra's mixed media piece:
Finally, I have my Scrapbook pages.  Today I wanted to use the Simple Stories background from their Fall line, because I love the fall-like colors.  But, I didn't want it to be a fall page, so I adjusted it with paint and embellishments:

 Using the vanilla paint I got rid of the 'FALL' on this page.
 I decided to use a couple of my favorite Inspired Stamps to fill these pages:
TAGS which you can see at the online store by CLICKING HERE:
 ART JOURNAL WORDS AND FACES which you can see at the online store by CLICKING HERE
I colored these pages in using Copic markers E000, E00 E01, E15, E97, YR15, R20 (for her cheeks) andYG17
 Here is page 1 that I will fill in each day this week with what I am thankful for:

And here is page 2:
So how is your Grateful Artwork coming along?  I hear from a number of you that you haven't made the time yet, but really want to.  Grab a black marker and a pad of paper and just start LISTING every day before you go to bed WHAT you are grateful for!  Then take a photo and link it to our blinky below!  We randomly choose winners for our challenge, so it's not an art contest!  We just want to encourage you to get those grateful thoughts down on paper!

If you want to see ALL our posts from our 52 Weeks of Gratefulness Challenge, just CLICK HERE!

JULES from the blog comments and
Marcia B. Gissiner from the Facebook comments!
Thank you all for giving us input on this!
JULES and MARCIA B G, please look at the store ( and pick out a stamp set you would like and then email us at  by Saturday midnight with your choice of stampset and a  mailing address we can ship it to you.  We will get it in the mail to you on Monday of next week!  Thanks again for all the input everyone gave us!

Get your Gratitude Artwork into our mr linky post below OR post on our Facebook Wall to be entered in the challenge for the prize we will draw and announce next Sunday!!

We will have some GORGEOUS EASTER cards (and sets of cards) to inspire you with this week so be sure to come back over and see us!

Antoinette and the Sunday Scripture DT  (We are shipping currently within 1 business day of your order being placed!)


Friday, February 22, 2013

Tutorials: Do you prefer PHOTO TUTORIALS or VIDEO TUTORIALS? Leave us a comment to be entered to win!

Hello friends!
A quick post today because we want to hear from YOU!  We are planning a month-long set of tutorials for you and want to know HOW you prefer to see tutorials.  Do you prefer photos with instructions printed above and below such as this 2 photo tutorial on how to 'dress' your His Little Ones characters:
  Instructions written like this:  Stamp your character stamp on WHITE paper then again on Patterned paper.  Color the face and hair.  Then cut off the WHITE paper body.  Cut off the head from the pattered paper.  Now put the two together with adhesive as follows onto your card:
Do you prefer VIDEO TUTORIALS where you SEE me actually do these steps in a youtube video?

WE ARE GIVING AWAY a FREE STAMP SET OF YOUR CHOICE to a random winner that we will choose after MIDNIGHT SATURDAY, just for


Thanks so much and have a great weekend!  We'll announce our winner in Sunday's Gratitude post!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Using BIBLE VERSES in your cards!

Hello friends and welcome to another FABULOUS Design Team Thursday!  The Design Team Artists have really pulled out their artistic creativity for today's Scripture Card post!  Leesa starts us off above and there isn't an element on her card I am not CRAZY ABOUT! She used Inspired Stamps set:  Thank You.   Here are the other AMAZING CREATIONS by the Thursday Design Team!
Deneen made this great bookmark!!AHH  now I want to go make one! She used a stamp from Inspired Stampers' Favorite Collection #2:

Kary used the Guard Your Heart set:

Patty Used a $3.99 single Scripture Stamp:  Psalm 116:15:
Chere used a stamp for the HIS WORD set:

Gaby used a Scripture from the STRENGTH set:
Aren't they WONDERFUL?  Be sure to leave a comment below and share some love!
Have a blessed day and don't forget to upload your Gratitude Artwork to our 52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge post this week (More information and the post is found by clicking HERE!

I'll be back FRIDAY with a Giveaway!
Thanks for stopping by today,
Antoinette and this AMAZINGLY TALENTED Design Team!
We are shipping all orders within 1 business day of you placing your order to get your stamps to you as fast as possible!  We thank you for your support and love of Inspired Stamps!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

His Little Ones: Thankful Boy and Thankful Girl TRAY

Hello friends!
It is SO COLD AND WINDY here at Inspired Stamps today!!  I wanted to share one of my wall hangings I pass by almost every day here that I really love, but made a couple of years ago!  We are working on some really fun things we'll be announcing next week for March, and I think you'll really love what we have planned!  This is one of the small trays I purchased at Archivers.  The Stamps are all Inspired Stamps:  HIS LITTLE ONES:  Thankful Boy and Thankful Girl, Labelmaker Alphabet, and a verse from Fall Gratitude!
We'll be back soon with some more inspiration for you!
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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Gratitude Art: Week #7

Hello friends!
We have had a very BUSY weekend here at Inspired Stamps!!  The new $3.99 sets are flying off the online shelves and we are so happy you all like them so much, because we really do too!  There are 6 brand new sets now in the store and you can see them all by clicking HERE.

We are selling lots of these discounted Gratitude MARCH sets, as well.  They are available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST (our Gratitude FEBRUARY set has sold out!):
You can find this MARCH set by clicking HERE

Here is my last week Gratitude Journal, all filled out with journaling and in the Simple Stories binder:
This week our verse is:
And I really want to have this week be about people I am remembering and thinking about each day and thanking God for.  So, I decided to cut up some of the corrugated card bases I have so that I can put their photos on top and write why I'm so thankful for them underneath.  I love the interactiveness of these pages.  Here's what I have as my base (paper is Simple Stories Fall collection):

 I pushed up one of the little flaps below.  Photo on the outside; journaling about why I'm thankful for them will go on the inside :o):

Let's see what the other Sunday Scripture Teammates are doing:
With her CARD is Belinda:
 Anita did a CAS (cute and simple) ATC (artist trading card):
 DeNetra did this mixed media piece for you:
So how are YOU doing?  Be sure to get your GRATITUDE ART liked up below OR post it on our Facebook page!  We'd love to see what you are doing and are really enjoying getting to see all the artwork you are sharing!  We'll be drawing a winner at the end of February in our random drawing!!

Until later,
~Antoinette and the Sunday Scripture Challenge Team