Tuesday, August 30, 2011

My Favorite Inspired Stamps

This week for our Inspired Stamps Design team post Antoinette has given us the impossible task of creating our design using our favorite Inspired Stamps set. 

Impossible you ask?? 

Well it is impossible when you you have a hard time choosing what stamps to use each week cause you love them all.  I love Inspired Stamps they are so wonderful to play with and the scriptures, along with His Little Ones, and the Sentiments are so easy to work with.

I chose to use His Plans for You  for my favorite.  Right now I am going through some rough times, (divorce, financial difficulties) through it all 2 of the verses on this set have been my go to verses in times of despair.  Proverbs 3:5-7 and Jeremiah 29:11. 

My project this week I chose to create an altered canvas showcasing Proverbs 3:5-7, this canvas will probably be hung in my kitchen where I can constantly be reminded of God's plan's for the boys and I.

Materials Used: Inspired Stamps His Plans for You 
CTMH Materials Used - Create a Shade Pearl Paint, Chocolate Re-inker, Colonial White and Black Cardstock, Magnifique and Mayberry B&T's, Clear Detail Embossing powder, Black Ink, Versa Mark Ink, Pacifica Re-Inker (to dye flower) Paper Flower, Crochet Flower, Rhinestone button, Sprakles and Bitty Sparkles. Art Philosophy CTMH Exclusive Cricut Cartridge, Black embroidery floss.
5x5 canvas from JoAnn's

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Inspired Stamps Thanks Sunflower Card

I have been in a Thank You card mode here lately, as I am helping design and donate 500 Thank You notes for the trophy winners at our county fair to send out to the people who donated the trophies.  Here is one of my favorite designs I have come up with using More Perfect Sentiments, and Flowers stamp sets from Inspired Stamps

The Colors in this card was inspired by the cool fall like mornings we have been having lately.

Materials used:  Inspired Stamps More Perfect Sentiments & Flowers
CTMH: Black, White Daisy, Sunflower, Garden Green and Chocolate Cardstock,
Inks - Sunflower, Orange, Barn Red and Black
Cricut Cartridge - CTMH exclusive Art Philosophy

Friday, August 19, 2011

New Releases over at Inspired Stamps

Today starting at Noon (ET) over at Inspired Stamps Antoinette has some wonderful newly released stamps for sale.  If you have been following the Inspired Stamps blog all week you have been getting sneak peaks of the new stamps sets.  

The New Stamp Set I am showing off is "Blessed Little Christmas", this set has lots of potential and I wish my scrap room was not so tore up so I could have had more time to play.  Christmas time is my favorite time of year and creating these cards helped bring that feeling into the house in mid-August.

Here are close ups of each item
This one is my favorite, and more than likely will be my family Christmas card this year
 it seems like I have been leaning toward the non-traditional
blues for my Christmas cards

Same style as the first one, only using the traditional Christmas colors.

I am always needing gift Tags for my packages and using up
my scraps to create these cute little tags works well.
Materials Used:  Inspired Stamps "Blessed Little Christmas"
Blue card:
CTMH materials - Wonderland B&T, Twilight, Heavenly blue and White Daisy Cardstock, Twilight and Outdoor Denim inks, Prisma Glitter, White satin Ribbon from my stash, Christmas Cheer Cricut Cartridge

Red & Green Card - Mistletoe B&T, Evensong B&T, White Daisy Cardstock, Cranberry ink, Prisma Glitter, Cranberry Ribbon,  White Button from stash, Christmas Cheer Cricut Cartridge

Tags: Cranberry, Black & Sunflower inks, White Daisy and Cranberry Cardstock.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Scrapbook Room is slowly Coming Together

So far my cleaning of the scrapbook room has become a major project.  The room has been tore apart for most of the month with it looking like this for at least a week.

For several days you couldn't hardly move in the room without almost knocking over something..  Well it is slowly coming together and I have actually pulled everything from the entry way wall and the 2 small walls by my work area and the back wall, and I painted them.  Boy did that totally change the look and feel of the room.  Now with the walls by my work area painted I am slowly going through my stuff and putting all my stuff in new homes.  The room is still slightly disastrous, but at least now I can walk across the room without tripping. 

Here is a sneak peak at what freshly painted walls look like.

This is the wall I look at when working at my table.  The paint I used was a light shade of juniper and is a very comforting green.  The Saying and Butterflies are removable stickers from the dollar store, which are very easy to put on and I am totally loving.   i am actually thinking of going to get more butterflies for around the room.  That glare you see on the right hand side of the picture, is actually the light reflecting off the CTMH Prisma glitter I blew onto the wall using my heat gun (hair dryer would work also) while the paint was still wet.  I love this effect, I now have glitter on 2 of the walls by my work table and am refreshed and inspired by the warm glittery feel I get every time I set down. 

Well better get back to cleaning the rest of the room so I can post the complete scrapbook room renovations on here soon.



Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Inspired Stamps His Little One & Scripture Card

This week for the Inpsired Stamps Design Team we were to use a Scripture with a His Little Ones Stamp, this is my contribution.
I used His Little Ones: Soldier with Flag with His Plans for You to create this simple card.  (Sorry about the glare on the picture It seemed that no matter how I took the picture the silver cardstock created a glare).

Materials Used:  Inspired Stamps His Little Ones: Soldier with Flag and His Plans For You
CTMH materials used: Cranberry, Bamboo, Desert Sand, Chocolate, Parchament & White Daisy Cardstock, Star Dimensional Elements, Black, Chocolate, Cocoa, Pacifica Inks, Pacifica & Heavenly Blue Re-inkers, Chocolate, Holiday Red, & Star Spangled Blue Markers, Liquid Glass
Silver cardstock from Colorbok, Kraft Cardstock from The Paper Company
Cuttlebug Diamond Plate Folder, White & Silver Gel Pens

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Paper Flowers

You might have noticed that my artwork has been focusing on handmade flowers here lately.  A Fellow Consultant Connie MacFarlane, from Close To My Heart has been posting lots of paper and ribbon flower tutorials on her blog Paper Pleats and Ribbon Roses, lately and I of course have been watching them and doing my best to recreate her artwork.  In the process I have become addicted to making my own flowers, and of course have been having to focus my projects on using up all my floral creations.   Here are a couple of my recent flower creations, with links to Connie's tutorials I used to create them.

This is based on Connie's 8 petal flower/

These Daffodils are based on Connie's Florida Clematis,
I just played with them and layered them until I came up with my own version.

The Tutorials for these flowers can be found here .  After you are done watching Connie's video's you might want to browse around her blog as she has several other tutorials on how to make Ribbon Roses and other fun items on her blog. 



Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Inspired Stamps Weekly Inspiration

This week was another Designer's Choice Week for the  Inspired Stamps Design Team.  I am still in a card mode and am having a blast making all kinds of handmade flowers.  Here is a card I made using the His Plans For You Stampset from Inspired Stamps.

Materials Used: Inspired Stamps - His Plans For You
CTMH: Wings Paper Pack, Colonial White, New England Ivy, Vineyard Berry Cardstock, Vineyard Berry & Black Inks, Shimmer Brad, Create a Shade Pearl Paint,