Tuesday, July 26, 2011

We Have a Winner!!!!!! and This weeks Inspired Stamps Design

The winner of the free Inspired Stamps set of their choice is . . .

Alison who said *WOW.. this is stunning... I love the colors you used.. and the whole design of your creation.. I love your embellishments your flowers are amazing! Thanks so much for the chance to win.. HUGS* 

Alison please contact me at scrappinjenn@hotmail.com with your name mailing address and choice of stamp set from Inspired Stamps.  Congratulations Alison!!!!!

Now for my weekly Inspired Stamps Design Team Post.  This week I have been taking advantage of the fact that it has been just too hot to do anything outside and have been doing deep cleaning in my scrapbook room. In doing so, I came across the directions for a 3-D flower card that I have been wanting to try.  So in between cleaning and having to move around everything in the middle of the floor, I came up with this.
I created this card using Inspired Stamps More Perfect Sentiments  and Made By stamp sets.  This card is designed so it can be squashed flat to fit into an envelope.  I had a blast creating this card and I hope you are inspired by it.

Materials used: Inspired Stamps More Perfect Sentiments, Made By (heart)
CTMH Supplies - You & Me Paper Pack, Colonial White Cardstock, Mocha Pearls
Creme Brulee, Sorbet, and Chocolate Inks
Green cardstock, Yellow, and Orange paper for flowers DCVW
Chocolate  Off White Ribbon from my stash
Tag was from George & Basic Shapes Cricut Cartridge
Hearts Border Fiskars Paper Punch

Please make sureyou check out the rest of the Inspired Stamps Design Team's artwork by following the links to their blogs in the Left sidebar.

Thanks for looking.


Friday, July 22, 2011

Time is Running Out!!!!! for the Inspired Stamps Give-A-Way

The 11:59pm deadline to place your comment on my Inspired Stamps Give Away and this Weeks Design Team Project post for the FREE Inspired Stamp set of your choice is approaching fast.  You only have a few hours left to make your comment to be entered in our Drawing.  Also don't forget to make a comment on my fellow Design Team members blogs (listed in the left hand sidebar) and the Inspired stamps Blog, for 9 additional chances to win.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Inspired Stamps Give away and This weeks Design Team Project

From now till Friday July 22 at 11:59 pm you will have the opportunity to win a free Inspired Stamps stampset of your choice (excluding the Colorable Alphabet set) just by leaving a comment on my blog.   I would love to have you sign up to FOLLOW my blog in the left hand margin, but that's not a requirement to win. I will choose a winner randomly from all the comments and post next Saturday who the winner is! 

Not only am I giving away a stamp set but the entire Inspired Stamps Design Team and Inspired Stamps blog are giving away Free stampsets, also.  This means that you could have 10 opportunities to win a free stamp set.  So please pop on over to my fellow team members blogs and make sure you leave a comment on their blogs also.  Links to the other Design Team Member's sights are on the upper left hand sidebar.

 We are concentrating on the scripture stamps this week. Above is my finished altered item, The stamp set I used for this project is Inspired Stamps John 14:6.  I wanted my focus to be the scripture so I kept the design relatively simple.  I plan on adding my Christmas group shot of the boys to the left side of the frame when I can get it printed.  This will eventually find it's way home on my desk at work.  

Here is a close up of the Butterflies, showing them with their wings slightly lifted off the page to give you the feeling that they are flying.

Materials Used:  Inspired Stamps "John 14:6" Stampset,
 CTMH products used Pacifica Re-Inker, Pearl Paint, Outdoor Denim Ink, Outdoor Denim and White Daisy Cardstock, Outdoor Denim Ribbon, Crotchet Flower, Blue Button, Hinges, Liquid Glass, Miracle B&T
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Fiskars Sunburst Border Punch
Vellum, and Coaster from my stash.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Inspired Stamps Designers Choice Card

For this weeks Inspired Stamps Design Team we got to choose our project.  So with that in mind I set out thinking what kind of card to make. First I went through my stash of unused card class material, and chose a criss-cross pocket card.   I then went through my basket of cards to see what I needed.  I realized I was low on baby cards and since my Dad's side of the family had 3 more babies due this year (we already had 2 boys in Feb & April), I figured I better get some cards ready for when they arrive.  Here is the card I came up with.

 I made this little boy card using another one of Inspired Stamps His Little Ones: Boy Praying, I am getting addicted to playing with these cute little guys.  I have several of them on my wish list and am thinking I just might have to get them all, as they are all adorable and great for use on cards.  I love paper piecing these together, and am thinking of experimenting with coloring these guys soon (I am still a little doubtful on my coloring abilities).  The sentiment is from More Perfect Sentiments again, I seem to be reaching for this stamp set the most lately.  The little stars on the boy's pj's are from the Made By Stamp Set.

This is the card with the insert pulled out.  I stamped the sentiment at the top of the card and plan on attaching a gift card on the lower half of the card.  Of course I made this a boy card and since none of the parents want to know what they are having I am not sure I will need this (and with my luck they will have all girls and I will have to make new ones.)

Here is a close up of the paper pieced Boy Praying.
Materials Used:
Inspired Stamps Stamp Sets: His Little Ones - Boy Praying, Made By, More Perfect Sentiments
CTMH products - Sophia paper pack, Dutch Blue, White Daisy, Sky and Chocolate cardstock,
CTMH Inks - Outdoor Denim, Black, Goldrush,   CTMH Marker - Dutch Blue, Black, CTMH Chalks
Other Products - Fiskars Large Seal of Approval, CM Large Star Punch, Stickles Sturdust, Ribbon from stash. Flesh colored paper from stash. White Jelly Roll Pen.

 Please visit the other Design Team Members sites, the links are at the top of the left hand sidebar.

Check back next week for a special contest, and a altered item I am in the process of making.

Thanks for looking,


PS - I have a special prayer request, my son's fiance's 11 year old cousin was in a bad car accident (drunk driver) on Sunday and is in critical condition with a cracked skull and other injuries right now.  Her name is Nakasa, and her and her family could use alot f prayers right now.  Thanks 

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Inspired Stamps Patriotic Card

Hope Everyone had a fabulous holiday weekend filled with fireworks and cookouts.  I know our weekend was great.

This weeks theme for the Inspired Stamps Design Team is Patriotic.  I created a card I plan on sending to my favorite active Marine, Tyler.  This week with the holiday weekend the Inspired Stamps Design Team day snuck up on me, so I didn't have as much time to play with it as I normally do.  So this card is relatively simple in design, (I ain't quite satisfied with it and I might just have to go back and redo it later, I am my worst critic).

For this card I used the His Little Ones - Soldier With Flag, I love this little guy, he is so cute and adorable, not to mention really fun to play with.  On my card I paper pieced the soldier, taking time to cut out each individual piece from colored cardstock, and then placed on the card using foam tape. For the background I used a homemade version of glimmer mist, one in a blue shade and another clear version.  I took chipboard stars and placed them on my background cardstock and then sprayed over them with the blue glimmer mist, and on the cranberry I repeated the above step and sprayed it with the clear glimmer mist.  This added a little sparkle to my background paper.  The "Hi" Sentiment is from More Perfect Sentiments.  The star is a chipboard piece inked blue then sprayed with the blue glimmer mist to give it the sparkle.  In Real life this card has a really pretty glimmer to it, but the picture doesn't do it justice. 

This is a close up of the soldier and glimmer background.
 For more Inspired Stamps inspiration please visit my fellow Design Team members blogs listed on in the left side bar of my blog.  Thanks and I hope you enjoyed my card, until next week May God Bless you all.


Materials Used:  Inspired Stamps - His Little Ones: Soldier with Flag, and More Perfect Sentiments
CTMH products: White Daisy, Outdoor Denim, Cranberry, Vanilla Cream, Chocolate and Olive Cardstock, Cranberry, Black, Pacifica, Outdoor Denim, and Cocoa Inks, Pacific Re-inker, Pearl Paint, Holiday Red  and Star Spangled Blue CTMH Markers, Hunter Green Zig Writer marker, Clear Detail Embossing Powder on eyes & Flag, Star Chipboard Dimensional Element, a little red chalk for color in his cheeks