Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sets of Christmas Cards BLOG HOP!! + ALL CHRISTMAS STAMPS on sale!!

 
  Hello friends!
We are celebrating CHRISTMAS IN JULY with a sale on ALL OUR CHRISTMAS STAMPS at the online store: www.inspiredstamps.com AND a Blog Hop showcasing sets of 3 Christmas Cards using one or two Inspired Stamps sets!!

**WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!  SHARON recommended we make stamps for Advent (here on the blog) and Belinda recommended we make ornaments with ornament shaped hymn music stamps (from our FB page).  Congratulations!  You both will receive 2 of the stamp sets we make using your suggestions!  Email us at inspiredstamps@gmail.com with your mailing address and we'll get those out once they are made!!

Today I am starting off our blog hop with a set of 3 cards using 2 Inspired Stamps' Sets and one 6x6 paper pack we sell in the online store:
Hymn Girls: March is not a Christmas Stamp, but just by changing the coloring, she became one in my card!  All the Hymn Girls line are changeable like this which is one of the reason I love them so much!
Vintage Christmas is running low in the online store so if you want to get this one, hurry!
I also used the BazzillBasics Nordic Pine paper found in the online store for my cards
Here are all of my cards (colored with Copic Markers, inked with Distress inks, and Stickles/Opaque gems are added for sparkle!):


Please leave us a comment and let us know how you like the cards!!

Next in the blog hop is the UBER-TALENTED Deneen!! click here to go to her blog!

Enjoy the blog hop and we will have a side-bar link of all the Christmas cards we make this fall (30 Days of Christmas Cards in September and we will have the 12 Weeks of Christmas Card Tutorials starting in October!)  Be sure to facebook friend us and sign up for our blog feed so you don't miss it!

Blessings,
Antoinette

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Here's a link to all the girls in case one is not working along the way!

Belinda
Chere
Deneen
Jamie
Kary
Patty
Shanta
Inspired Stamps Blog






FALL/Christmas stamp set idea winners!!

Hello friends!
I am setting the time of this post earlier than our Christmas Card Set blog hop so anyone coming won't miss the hop!  THANK YOU to all who had entered suggestions for stamps...we are already working on adding to the nativity sets we began last year, so those who suggested that, we already are on it.

We chose 2 winners!  One from the blog...
Sharon...suggested an ADVENT stamp set!  Love the idea and have already begun sketching out some images and thinking about Scripture for the new stamp set!  Sharon, email us at inspiredstamps@gmail.com within the next couple of weeks with your mailing address and we'll send you 2 of the new set when it comes out!

and one winner from our Facebook page...
Belinda...suggested ornament shapes with separate hymn music ornament shapes to layer!  Love it!  Belinda, you too will get 2 of your idea when we get these made into stamps!

Great ideas and thanks to all who entered!  We have these contests a few times a year so be sure to check back later for another chance!!

Blessings,
Antoinette

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Giveaway! Last day--WHAT AUTUMN OR CHRISTMAS STAMP SET WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE US CREATE?

You have  until NOON Thursday 7/24 to get your comment in HERE:
what autumn or Christmas stamp set would YOU like to see us create?
LEAVE YOUR IDEA BELOW IN A COMMENT OR ON OUR FB PAGE AND IF WE CHOOSE YOUR IDEA, YOU'LL WIN 2 OF THE STAMP SETS FREE!!

Winners announced in a separate post Thursday evening!!

Christmas Card Sets BLOGHOP begins Thursday morning!!  Come see all the cards and a new sale will join these lovely creations in the online store!

Blessings,
Antoinette

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Contest!!: What fall or Christmas stamp design would YOU like to see? You could win 2 sets of YOUR IDEA if we make it into a stamp set this fall!!


Hello friends!
We have a contest going from NOW through Wednesday July 23rd midnight EST where YOU can win 2 FREE STAMPSETS (one for you and one for you to share!)!!  But not just ANY stamp sets...ones YOU have left as a comment for here and/or on our FB page sharing what Scripture, Image, Sentiment or Character YOU'D like to see us create into a stamp set this fall!!  Here are the only 3 things to keep in mind:

1.  You must leave your idea (one comment per household only) either here on this post or on our Inspired Stamps Facebook page (IF YOU HAVE 2 IDEAS YOU MAY LEAVE ONE HERE AND ONE ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE!!) by Wednesday, July 23rd at midnight!
 
2. You better your chances to win if we DO NOT ALREADY HAVE your idea made into a stampset (for example, for fall entries, we already have the Scripture shown in the above stamp set FALL GRATITUDE so we will probably not create new stamps using the same Scripture)

3. The winning idea must somehow be appropriate for a FALL/AUTUMN card OR a CHRISTMAS CARD (please no Halloween).  Feel free to include our characters, His Little Ones and Hymn Girls, in your ideas!!


WE WILL ANNOUNCE THE WINNER(S) ON THURSDAY JULY 24TH'S DESIGN TEAM POST WHICH ALSO HAPPENS TO BE A CHRISTMAS CARD BLOG HOP!!  BE SURE TO STOP BACK BY TO SEE IF YOU WON!!

Here are some wonderful DT creations for today's DT THURSDAY post using some of our newest stamp sets:
Here is a beautiful card by Kary using one of our $3.99 Single Scripture Stamps:  ROMANS 5:1 and a clever use of part of our HYMN GIRLS: PATRIOTIC GIRL WITH STAR!!

Patty is up next with this lovely lace-filled beauty using Single Scripture Stamp: Romans 8:31. 

Deneen's card above is frame-worthy!  Love her use of HYMN GIRLS: SUMMER FLIP FLOPS with the 1"Circle Sentiments (happy birthday)!  She also used a flower from the stamp set in our Hymn Line:  HYMN: Mushrooms and Leaves and created the sentiment CELEBRATE from our LABELMAKER ALPHABET set
Belinda used our BACKGROUND STAMPS in the back of this beautiful tag card!  She also used Single Scripture PSALM 31:24--so very pretty!
Shanta made this colorful creation using one of our brand new SINGLE STAMPS called THINKING ABOUT YOU (2x2)!  So pretty!
Chere's card above just really says so much!  Such a great use of inks in the Inspired Stamps sets:  HYMN: Earth and Weather and Single Scripture Stamp  GENESIS 1:1!!  Love it!

Head over to our online store to see the stamps we DO have, then come back and leave your comment below with YOUR IDEA for a new FALL or CHRISTMAS stamp set below!!

Blessings,
Antoinette
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Layered Card for Any Occasion

Hello friends!
Today I have a card I wanted to share that I am selling on my etsy shop.  I love this Hymn Girl (September) so much, I could use her in every type of card I can think of!   

Here is the complete card, with all the supplies used to create it shown below:


I kept the inside of the card very simple so the sender can write in a personal note to the one they send it to!

I used Copic markers, Distress inks, CTMH opaques and other sticker stones, gingham black and white ribbon, a Spellbinders die, and the following items you can find in the online store:
                                                          HYMN GIRLS: SEPTEMBER
 Flowers Value Set (6x8" set)
Thinking of You stamp set

Have a great week!  We will have a really great contest starting on THURSDAY so be sure to come by and see us..
Blessings,
Antoinette
currently shipping orders placed by 3pm EST the SAME DAY you order!!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Check out the NEW STAMPS!!

Hello friends!
Today is JULY NEW STAMP RELEASE DAY IN THE INSPIRED STAMPS ONLINE STORE!!  You can now shop for these ONLY at www.inspiredstamps.com

Kary starts us off with one of 2 brand new HYMN GIRLS stamp sets!  These 2 new sets have both a HYMN GIRL and a verse/sentiment stamp in the same set!  These 2 HYMN GIRLS will sit nicely under a photo, a sentiment, a Bible verse, or even a Christmas Tree!!  I think they will make great additions to photo frames and scrapbook pages alike!
Here is HYMN GIRL: SITTING RIGHT, followed by Kary's card (peek shown above!) and Jamie's card:
Next up is HYMN GIRLS: SITTING LEFT which is followed by Deneen's card, then Shanta's, then my own:



We also have 3 new 2x2" SINGLE STAMPS that are great sentiments to add to your cards and gifts!
First up is Patty, with FEELING BETTER SOON:

Chere has the next $3.99 Single StampPRAYING FOR YOU:
and Belinda and I share the last of the July NEW STAMP releases with BIG HUG (Belinda added HYMN GIRLS: JUNE and I added HYMN GIRLS: SUMMER FLIP FLOPS)!!

Leave us a comment and let us know which is YOUR FAVORITE of the new stamps!!
Blessings,
Antoinette          visit the online store to see all of our Inspired Stamps...We ship most orders SAME DAY!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

New Stamp Release THURSDAY afternoon! Sneak Peek #2

Hello friends!
Thursday is new stamp release day in the online store!!  Here's a little sneak peek that HYMN GIRLS: SUMMER FLIP FLOPS wanted to share with you...
a brand new 2x2 Single Stamp set called BIG HUG:


I cut her arms up the black line under her arms so she could have her arms up some as though she were holding her arms out to give a hug!  Love this combo!!

I love this sentiment because it is so versatile and can be used just for a hello, for someone hurting, or to congratulate someone!!

We will be back with all the new artwork THURSDAY afternoon along with all the new stamp sets for JULY!!

Blessings,
Antoinette