Friday, July 29, 2011

Fussy and Fancy Challenge Christmas Card

Yes you read right, lol, I have a Christmas card to share with you today. Inspired Stamps is the Sponsor over on Fussy and Fancy Challenge Blog and the Challenge this week is Christmas themed projects.

Here is the card I created to help inspire you to think Christmas.

Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

Isn't that bear the sweetest!?! He's from the set BEARS All Things. I added a scarf using striped grosgrain ribbon, so even though the stamp set itself isn't a Christmas set, you can still use the image to make a Winter scene. I used Martha Stewart Branch punch to make the tree, and added Red Stickles to the branches. I traced a star shape, cut it out, and added Gold Stickles around the edge. I also used Stickles for the snow, and to give some twinkle to the sky.

Card Inside:

Recipe: Inspired Stamps-BEARS All Things & 1" Circle Sentiments, CTMH CS-Outdoor Denim, White Daisy, Garden Gree & Olive, CTMH PP-Aspen, CTMH Ink-Black & Tulip, EK Success-Wrought Iron Corner Punch, Martha Stewart Branch Punch, Flower Soft Wires, Stickles-Gold, Red, Crystal Ice, Platinum & Starry Night, Copics-Y08, Y11, B91, B93, B97, B99, R81, R83, R85, C1, C0, 0, Tim Holtz Snow Flurries Die.

I used Tim Holtz Snow Flurries die to decorate the inside of my card...I added Stickles to the snowflakes to make them sparkle.

Inspired Stamps Used:

Be sure to stop by Fussy and Fancy Challenge Blog and see some more Christmas projects using Inspired Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by,


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

JustRite Stamps Card

Hello, and welcome here! Yup, I'm at loss again for a snappy post title, lol. I could have gone with Blue Card for the post tiltle:)

Anyways, glad you stopped by. I had been searching the net for stamps that coordinate with Spellbinders and came across a set by JustRite that I HAD to have:) Love them. Here's the card I made using them.

Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

I made 4 cards like this, 2 of them I put 'Happy Birthday' in the center instead of the verse. I love layers, the sentiment had foam squares behind it, and then the light blue piece directly below it has foam squares behind it as well. I also used Spellbinders Fancy Tags 2 behind the sentiment, I cut it and used just the ends.

Card Inside:

Recipe: CTMH CS-White Daisy & Moonstruck, CTMH Ink-Creme Brulee, Black & Seafoam, JustRite Stamps-Kindness, Cornish Heritage Farms-Scripture Essentials 1, BoBunny-Double Dot Designs, Nestabilities-Labels 18, Labels 20 & Fancy Tags 2, Martha Stewart-French Scroll Border Punch & Hydrangea Punch, EK Success-Wrought Iron Corner Punch, Pearls, Green Grosgrain Ribbon, Liquid Pearls, DewDrop Ink-Sky Blue, Foam Squares.

Well, my one daughter is off to Camp today, her first time Free Smiley Courtesy of I'll be strong, yup, I will.


Saturday, July 23, 2011

Inspired Stamps Card & The Winner is....

Hello and welcome here. What came first, the winner or the card?:)...I decided to show you my card first. This week at Inspired Stamps it was DT choice. I needed a Sympathy card, and this is what I came up with, breaking my new Martha Stewart punch in the process, lol.

Card Size: 5" x 5"
Aren't ya proud of me, lol...I used a size other than 4.25" x 5.5". If you're like me, I find it difficult to use a sentiment as my focal point...but I love the challenge. It's a fine balance of not adding too many embellishments to make up for the fact there is no image.

Card Inside:

I wanted something soft for the inside too, I thought a single flower would be nice.

Here's a close-up of the decorative panel. I used a sparkly ribbon underneath, but it didn't seem to photograph well, but it adds a nice soft touch. I used foam squares to make it stand up off the card.

Inspired Stamps Used:


Recipe: Inspired Stamps-Inspired Stampers' Favourite Collection #1, Flowers, Grasses & 1" Circle Sentiments, CTMH CS-White Daisy, CTMH Ink-Black, Garden Green, Olive & Petal, Purple Textured CS, Patterned Paper-Daisy D's Autumn Leaf Texture, Martha Stewart Floral Tile Punch Anywhere, Nestabilities-Labels 18, Marianne Design-Doily LR0168, Dollarama Wide Ribbon, Michaels Purple Ribbon, Foam Squares, Pealrs, Copics-V01, V12, BV01, BV04, YG93.

And now, for the Winner of a FREE stamps set from Inspired Stamps.

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2011-07-23 17:00:20 UTC
© 1998-2011 Mads Haahr
Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional Valid CSS
Web Design by TSDA

#9 is Sue D Free Smiley Courtesy of please email me at with your choice of FREE stamp set, and your address and Antoinette will get that out to you ASAP!!!

Thanks so much everyone for playing along, don't forget to check back with the rest of Inspired Stamps DT to see if you won on their blog...the links are in my sidebar.

Inspired Stamps Blog Link
Inspired Stamps Store Link

Hope you're having a great weekend,

Yippy, You can see it:)

Thanks everyone for letting me know you can see it...maybe it just needed a rest, lol. Because I could see it fine this morning too.

Stay tuned for the winner posting.

Oh, oh...

Is it just me or is my background not showing up? It shows up when I check it out on Blogger, but when I open in a new window it's just oh man, and I thought I'd go to bed now, lol.

Phew, the last changes for a while:)

Alrighty then, these are the last changes to my blog for a long while. I didn't like that bright green background, so I finally got around to making my own:) (I used Photoshop Elements.)

And little did I know that when I changed the background all...and I mean fonts, colours etc. reset back to the default ones. Sooooooo, I had to go in and individually figure out what I liked all over again.

Look for the posting of the winner, and my next Inspired Stamps card later today!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Kraft Card with Scripture Verse

Hello and welcome here! I was at a loss again for a pretty or descriptive title for my post. I had thought about using 'Heinz 57 Card' but I figured it might leave you scratching your head. I used alot of different companies all on one card, lol, but sometimes that's what it takes to get what I've visualized in my head to paper.

Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

I was on a purple and Kraft CS colour combo kick, I made this at the same time I made my Butterflies Card which you can see HERE. I also made my own background paper by using a swirly stamp around the edge of my Kraft CS. Hmmmm, I'm not liking the photo I have of it here and just might take a better picture later. *Edited to add-I have changed the photos now...they look much better, lol.

There are more and more companies producing stamps that coordinate with Spellbinders Nestabilities and I particularly loved this set by Our Daily Bread called Bird & Butterfly Labels. The verse is from Verve, told ya this was a Heinz 57 card:)


I used chalk to colour in the butterfly, I wanted a nice soft feel to it.

Recipe: CTMH CS-White Daisy, Pansy Purple, Petal & Sweet Leaf, CTMH Ink-Pansy Purple, Black, Petal & Desert Sand, CTMH SS-Happy Journey, Our Daily Bread Stamp-Bird & Butterfly Labels, Verve Stamps-Psalm 46:10 & Circular Sayings, JustRite Stamps-Kindness, Inkadinkado Stamps-Butterfly 60-00048, Nestabilities-Labels 18, Impressabilities-Floral & Stone, Marianne Designs-Flourish (Frame) LR0116, Martha Stewart-Scroll Lace Border Punch, Recollections Flowers, Pearls, White Grosgrain Ribbon, White Organdy Ribbon, Foam Squares.

Phew, is it hot enough where you are these days?Smiley We've been having a bit of a heat wave too. Yesterday it was 38C (100F), but of course adding the humidity it feels more like 43C (109F). Let's just say I let the kids watch more TV than usual so that they would come inside to cool down.

Hope you're having a great week! Don't forget to check HERE where I'll be drawing a name from the all the comments left for a FREE stamp set from Inspired Stamps.

Deneen...who is going to take better pictures of my card right now:)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Inspired Stamps Giveaway & Card

Hello and welcome here! This week the Inspired Stamps DT are to showcase Scripture-focused projects.

This week EACH of the DT blogs AND the Inspired Stamps blog are having a Giveaway. This means you have 10 CHANCES of winning a stamp set from Inspired Stamps (excluding the colourable alphabet)!!!! All YOU have to do is leave a comment on EACH of the DT Giveaway Posts --their links are in my sidebar, and HERE on the Inspired Stamps Giveaway Post. Isn't that easy-peasy!?!

You have until JULY 22nd to leave a comment here, and on each DT members Giveaway Post for a chance to win. The winner from each blog will be posted on that don't forget to go back to each blog and check after the 22nd to see if you've won.

Here is my card for this week:

Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

I wanted to 'frame' the scripture this week, and decided to do that by layering Fancy Tags 2 from Spellbinders. I finished it off with some tiny pearls. The colours of the patterned paper are soothing to me (green is my favourite colour), so I thought it would go nicely with this verse.


Recipe: Inspired Stamps-Isaiah 30:15, 1 Inch Circle Sentiments, Grasses & Flowers, CTMH CS-Black, Cocoa, Vanilla Cream & Bamboo, CTMH Ink-Black & Chocolate, Distress Inks-Vintage Photo, Nestabilities-Fancy Tags 2 & Lacy Ovals, Patterned Paper-?(clearance bin at LSS), Sizzix Flourish #9, Kaiser Kraft Flower, Pearls, Foam Squares, EK Success Wrought Iron Corner Punch.

Inspired Stamps Used:

Don't forget to leave a comment here on THIS post for a chance to win a free stamp set.


Monday, July 11, 2011

Inspired Stamps - Butterflies Card

Hello, and welcome here. Today I'm sharing a card made with Inspired Stamps. This week we could choose what we wanted to make. I hadn't used my Kraft CS in a while, and I love purple and Kraft together, and that's how I started my card.

Way back in Dec. '10 Antoinette had the first Contest for Inspired Stampers Favourite Verse and I submitted a verse which was choosen as one of the winners! And that's the verse I decided to use on my card....I love that Antoinette chose to make the verse vertically because it fits perfectly on Spellbinders Fancy Tags.

Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

In one of the magazines that came out recently I saw a card made with butterflies and lace. I thought I would try my version of them. I found some wide lace at Dollarama that had some sparkle on them to use. I finished off the card with a flower that I dyed myself using Copics. I have a Tutorial on how I did that HERE...just scroll down to the end of the post there.


I have wanted to try using my Copics on Kraft CS and thought this was the perfect opportunity. I didn't want the Copics to bleed through to the back of the card, so I white embossed the flower on a scrap piece of Kraft, coloured it, and cut it out.

Close-up of flower:

Recipe: Inspired Stamps-Inspired Stampers' Favourite Collection #1 & Flowers, CTMH CS-White Daisy, CTMH Ink-Black & Creme Brulee, Kraft CS, Dark Purple CS, White Grosgrain Ribbon, Versamark, White Embossing Powder, Martha Stewart Butterfly & Vintage Floral Border Punch, Craft Concepts Budding Vine EF, Nestabilities-Fancy Tags, Dollarama Lace, Foam Squares, Marianne Designs Die (flourish) LR0116, White Gel Pen, Recollections Pearl Brad, Copics-V04, V06, V09, 0, Y19, R05, R27, C3, Prima Flower (Copic R85 & 0)

Inspired Stamps Used:
Inspired Stampers' Favourite Collection #1

Be sure to stop by the Inspired Stamps blog on Thurs. to check out what the rest of the DT came up with this week. You can also click on the links in my sidebar.
Inspired Stamps Blog Link
Inspired Stamps Store Link

Yesterday I woke up to a bit of a shock. My oldest decided she wanted to have longer hair than her younger sister, so she CUT her sister's hair. We're not talking about 2 & 3 year olds here, lol. They are 10 and 9!!!! And her sister LET her cut her gorgeous long hair, ahhhhhhhhh....okay, it's okay Deneen, it will grow back.Free Smiley Courtesy of Yikes, at least it will be easier for her to take care of at camp:)
Thanks so much for stopping by,

Thursday, July 07, 2011

2 More Flower Soft Cards

Just a quick post to share the last 2 Flower Soft cards I made when I was preparing for a class. We made the first one in class. And the other one I wanted to try out the Flower Soft wires, and I used Liquid Glass/Glossy Accents on the bottles. I didn't think to take a picture of the bottles with the light shining off them before I gave it away.

Card Sizes: 4.25" x 5.5"

I coloured the bottles with Copics (and because I was just experimenting, I didn't keep track of which ones I used.) Because the one card was going to be used in class, I kept the colouring fairly basic since many ladies haven't used Copics before. The stamp is from Inkadinkado.

I stamped the image and cut around the bottles, and cut the 2 flower bouquets off so that I could add wire flowers instead. I attached it to the card with Foam Squares so that it has a 3D appearance, and looks almost like they are sitting on a mantle.



Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Inspired Stamps Contest

Get your favourite verse made into a STAMP! Click on the image to find out all the details. You have until Sat. July 9th to enter.

Good luck,


Monday, July 04, 2011

Inspired Stamps - Patriotic Card

Hello and welcome here! Yes, you're at the right place, lol. I'm still tweaking my blog, I was on the fence about the background and decided to go with a less distracting one. Now it feels a little dark, but I'll let it grow on me a little and see how I feel in a week...or less:)

This week the Inspired Stamps DT is to showcase a project that is Patriotic. July 1st was Canada Day which celebrated Canada's 144th Birthday, I went with a red and white theme (our flag colours).

Very patriotic if I say so myself, lol. I random stamped the background piece using the circle and outline from 1 Inch Circle Sentiments. The star is from Made by..., I used it around the beaded circle, and in the random stamped background. As I was deciding whether I should try to add a bow or knot, the lightbulb went on and I excitedly decided to go with the red ribbon which symbolizes support for our Canadian troops. *Edited to add* I forgot to mention that I hand wrote the word Canada to add to the banner, and the little flag was clipart I printed off the computer.

Another show of support for our troops is Red Friday, quoted from the Red Fridays Foundation of Canada "Wearing Red on Fridays is a symbolic gesture to show fellow Canadians and our troops that we care and honour those who fought for our freedom, our peace, our resolve."

Inspired Stamps Used:
His Little Ones: Boy Soldier with Helmet
1 Inch Circle Sentiments
More Perfect Sentiments
Made By...

Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

I used the Inspired Stamps image His Little Ones: Boy Soldier with Helmet. I used my husbands field hat to get the colours right...I wouldn't want to goof on that, or I'd never hear the end of it from hubby, lol:)

Inspired Stamps are designed and proudly made in the US, hence the US uniform, but that didn't stop me from tweaking it to make it Canadian. As you can see I added a bit of brown in the uniform, and altered it to include the Canadian flag. On the CADPAT (combat uniform) there is only a name tag, so I added hubby's surname, and camouflaged the other one.


Recipe: Inspired Stamps-Made By..., His Little Ones: Boy Soldier with Helmet, 1 Inch Circle Sentiments & More Perfect Sentiments, CTMH CS-Tulip & White Daisy, CTMH Ink-Tulip & Black, Memento Black Ink, Nestabilities-Beaded Circles, Circles & Ribbon Banners, Martha Stewart Ribbon Loop Border Punch, Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Rhinestones, Foam Squares.

You can see what the rest of the Inspired Stamps DT came up with by clicking on their links located in the sidebar, or head over to Inspired Stamps blog on Thursday, where Antoinette will have them all in 1 post.

Inspired Stamps Store Link
Inspired Stamps Blog Link

I hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend!

Friday, July 01, 2011

Happy Canada Day

Will and Kate are on a Royal Tour of Canada, today they're in Ottawa celebrating Canada Day!!

Hope you're enjoying this day with your family! Happy Birthday Canada.Free Smiley Courtesy of


Related Posts with Thumbnails