Thursday, August 21, 2014

Fall Inspired Stamps Card

I promise, Fall will return! Of course here in N. TX it will be later rather than sooner but in the meantime, I can dream of cooler days and plump pumpkins with my Fall stamps from Inspired Stamps!  

Today's card combines a couple of my favorite stamp sets. The basket and sentiment come from the Leaves set and the pumpkins are from Fall Gratitude. For the inside scripture I used one of  the stamps from the Thanksgiving stamp set. Don't forget to visit the Inspired Stamps Blog to see all the beautiful Fall cards.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Inspired Stamps Scripture Card

Today I am sharing a Scripture card using another great $3.99 stamp from Inspired 
Stamps.  Romans 15:13 is such an encouraging scripture in so many situations.
I stamped the verse on vellum.
Be sure you stop by the Inspired Stamps blog to see more scripture cards by our amazing team of artists! And, don't be surprised if you start seeing even more pink, bling and bows from me.  I am going to be a 1st time Mimi in December and it's a GIRL!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Stash Buster Challenge

The Crafty Scrapper, my favorite place on earth, is having a Stash Buster Challenge. I decided to play along since my stash overfloweth!  Everything I used has been sitting in my scraproom for 6 months to 5 years!  I started with a 5x7 canvas board that I bought months ago for some project I saw on-line that I just HAD to make.  Sad thing is, I don't remember now what the project was!  I then used my never before used Tim Holtz stencil I bought last Fall to make a background of holly.  I used a sponge dauber and Tim Holtz ink for the branches and leaves.  Then I used a thin coat of gesso to cover it all.  After that dried I used FIVE YEAR old red liquid pearls for the berries.

The rest was a matter of going through my Christmas leftovers box to complete the board.  The music page is an actual sheet of the Hallelujah Chorus from my college years copy of the Messiah!  We had 2 copies so I have been using one over the last several years for projects.  The Dec. 25 was adhered to a flat back facet with Diamond Glaze-I have been wanting to try that ever since "Tim" showed the technique on his blog years ago!  The little bottled tree with glitter was left from some of my craft show projects from last year. A little tinsel and sparkly snowflake add the bling I love.

That was fun!  A few pieces of my stash used and a bazillion to go!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

August Inspired Stamps Release

Inspired Stamps has done it again! You can find beautiful artwork using the newest Inspired Stamps on the BLOG.  There are precious new hymn stamps and scripture stamps such as Romans 15:13 that I used on my card.

Friday, August 1, 2014

CTMH Annual Inspirations

It's here! The brand new Annual Inspirations catalog from Close To My Heart.  It is full of beautiful new products to help you get your craft on.  Click on the picture and check out the yumminess!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Christmas Scripture Card

On this final day of July,  we are actually enjoying much cooler temps than normal in Texas. Maybe not Christmas temps, but close enough! So, before we leave this unusually cool summer day for a hot August, I wanted to share a Christmas card using Inspired Stamps. The wisemen stamp is from the Vintage Christmas set and the scripture is from the Poinsettia stamp set.

Be sure to check out the great prices on Christmas stamps and others that are on sale through today at Inspired Stamps.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Christmas in July Blog Hop

Five months and counting down! Yes, I'm talking Christmas,  people!The girls of Inspired Stamps are here to give you the inspiration to get a head start on your Christmas cards. 

 I used ONE stamp set to create 3 fun Christmas Chalkboard cards.  The very versatile Snowmen Stamp Set comes with so many stamps-I didn't even use them all!  Bonus-all the Christmas stamps are on sale today at Inspired Stamps!

I once again turned to the "sandwich board" style card and turned them into chalkboards by using chalkboard cardstock and white pigment ink.

Your next stop on the hop is Jamie's fabulous creation.