Thursday, February 26, 2015

Inspired Stamps Scripture Card

Welcome to Inspired Stamps Thursday! The design team is sharing the versatile 2x2 scripture stamps today and I am sharing one of my favorites that works so well for many types of cards, Psalm 27:1.

Remember, you can help design the next Inspired Stamp by entering the contest HERE. Today is the last day to enter, winners will be announced tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Inspired Stamps Encouragement Card

I'm back!  I took a little break from blogging and I've returned today with a card using Inspired Stamps.  I love this Hymn Girl: September with her paintbrush.  I pop dotted her in front of the butterflies as if she had just painted them.  I also stamped the word "praying" on the butterfly "canvas", it is from the same stamp set as the one I used for the inside of the card, Draw Near in Prayer.

If you have a great idea for a Hymn Girl stamp, check out the Inspired Stamp's contest info HERE

Monday, February 16, 2015

Your Idea Can Become an Inspired Stamp!

Stop by the Inspired Stamps Blog today to get all the details on how you can win  a stamp that you helped design!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Inspired Stamps Love Card

Did you miss me? My holidays seemed to just keep going and going but I'm finally back for the New Year! Today I am sharing a super simple card highlighting the beautiful Hymn Girls: Heart to Cheek stamp from Inspired Stamps. I began my process initially coloring the stamped image with Copics but it just seemed to overpower the image.  So I decided to go "outside the box" and leave her white.  Since she was so simple, she needed a simple background-enter the humble red doily heart on a white base!  I seldom use a plain white card base but I like this so much, I may begin to do it more.  Lest the card be too plain, I added a sweet knotted red and white ribbon and called it done.

This design would be super simple to make in multiples to send to several lucky Valentines.  I know I will be giving one to my newest Valentine, my beautiful grand daughter, who was born the week of Christmas.  This Mimi is over the moon in love with her!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

From Leftovers to Tag

I am sharing a tag made with an Inspired Stamps His Little Ones and Hymn Line Wings stamp today but you might be surprised to learn that every piece came from my "leftover jar". 

The moment you start crafting, you will find you have bits and pieces left over. Then you feel guilt about wasting $ if you throw them away. To solve the dilemma, I keep a jar on my desk that I throw the bits in to.  I let it fill up and when it won't hold another thing, I dump it out and start making tags, cards, etc.

The stamped image was one I deemed "unworthy" for a card because I didn't like how her face turned out after adding too many freckles. But she's perfect for a gift tag that will be barely glanced at as the recipient rips it off with the wrapping paper! The Hymn wings were just extras from a day of card making. The tag, trim and tinsel were also in the leftover jar. I wanted to stamp a word on the bottom of the tag but was limiting myself to a strictly "leftover" project.  The recipient's name could be written at  the bottom as well.

Please look at the rest of the Design Team's creations at the Inspired Stamps Blog!
  Have a Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Christmas Gift w/Inspired Stamps

This is a gift I enjoy making and  giving because it is always used and appreciated by the recipient.  I use a frame from Ikea but Michaels also carries a similar frame now.  The scripture stamps from Inspired Stamps are the perfect stamps to use for this project.  By using both sides, you are able to add several scriptures.