Thursday, July 28, 2016

Inspired By Stamping: Words of Inspiration II


Hello, friends!  Welcome to another release for the Inspired By Stamping online store!  Today we are sharing another fabulous new set--Words of Inspiration II.  This set is SO fun to work with--and all the sentiments are just absolutely beautiful.  Take a peek at the card I've made using this new set...  

I chose to go CAS for this card to highlight the beautiful sentiment from the Words of Inspiration II set.  I scored some lines above and below it, then masked them off and stamped some of the floral images from the set to create a border.  Black rhinestones became flower centers, and the focal panel was matted with black cardstock.


I decided to go with a kraft card base to help the white focal panel POP even more.  I totally adore this fun card, and I hope you do, too!  I would love to hear your thoughts about it in the comments below! :)


And now, Let's get on to the big giveaway! We are giving away:ALL 6 of the stamp sets featured this week to one winner! We will also be giving away a set to one person on the each of the inspiration posts through the week, too! Make sure to comment on our designer posts as well. We may pick a winner on a design team blog! We want to make sure you have many opportunities to win the big giveaway, so you have six chances to enter. You can do one, two, three, four, five or all six! (Remember if you do all six that means that you have left six different comments here on the blog!) You are not required to do them all, we just love giving you guys lots of bonus chances to enter! :)
  • Leave a comment on our blog. (easy peasy!)
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  • Follow Inspired by Stamping on twitter and tweet about our inspiration week and our site or blog address (for example "Did you see @inspiredbystamp is having a release week with giveaways? Check it out at www.inspiredbystamping.com"), and leave another comment on our blog. (make sure to @inspiredbystamp so we can see your tweets!)
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That gives you six possible entries! You have until July 29th at 5:00pm EST to enter. We will announce the winners here on the blog on August 1st at 7pm EST :)Thank you so much for playing along! We can't wait to start inspiration posts on the 25th! It's going to be such a blast! 

That's all from me today, friends!  Hop over to the Inspired by Stamping blog to find links to other DT members' creations--they have some super fun projects for you, as well!  I'll be back tomorrow with another post for the July release!  Until then, HUGS and happy stamping, friends! :)

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Seize the Birthday + MHKDesigns: Pink Poppy Birthday


Hi, friends!  I am back with my last creation for the current challenge at Seize the Birthday!!!  I want to say one last THANK YOU SO MUCH to Nancy and this amazing DT.  They have been so kind to have me the last two months, and I hope you've been playing along with us!




You can never have too many birthday cards, and I can't wait to share with you what I have for this fortnight's challenge!  The challenge for the next two weeks is "Anything Birthday Goes" with a topping option of "Pink and Brown". Check out my creation...


I used the Perfect Poppies digital stamp set from MHKDesigns for the flowers on this card.  I colored them in with Spectrum Noir markers in two shades of bright pink.  I added some punched leaves and light pink pearls to accent these beautiful blooms--I just love them!  The sentiment is from the Eat Your Cake digital stamp set and was printed onto vellum before being added to the card.


The brown polka dot paper is from the Glorious Garden paper pack.  I added some twine and a button for more texture and interest, and then the focal panel was added to the card base with dimensional foam to add a bit more depth to this creation.  I love the way this turned out, and I hope you do, too!  I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!


Thank you so much for stopping by to take a peek at my creation today, friends!  I hope you take some time to join in the fun at Seize the Birthday!  One last THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to all the gals I've gotten to join the past two months--you are all fabulous, and I feel so blessed to have been able to work with you!  I'll be back soon with more paper crafted creations to share with you.  Until then, HUGS and happy stamping to you all! :)



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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Inspired By Stamping: Beautiful You + An Announcement!


Hello, friends!  Welcome to another release for the Inspired By Stamping online store!  Today we are sharing another fabulous new set--Beautiful You.  I am TOTALLY excited about this set because...I DESIGNED IT!  That's right!  I am now designing for Inspired By Stamping!  I cannot express how grateful I am to Joanna for this opportunity, and I hope that you like the sets I design, too!  Now that's out of the way, take a peek at the card I made to showcase my set today...


I decided to go one layer for this card.  I used the different images to create a wreath around one of the sentiments from the Beautiful You set, then added liquid pearls to the flower centers and sequins to tie it all together.  I went with super bright colors for a summery feel.  I LOVE it!


The only think I had to do after all that was to round the corners of the bottom of the card to give a more finished look.  I totally adore this card and am SO excited to see my designs in photopolymer!  I hope you like my card and set, too!  Please let me know your thoughts in the comments below!


And now, Let's get on to the big giveaway! We are giving away:ALL 6 of the stamp sets featured this week to one winner! We will also be giving away a set to one person on the each of the inspiration posts through the week, too! Make sure to comment on our designer posts as well. We may pick a winner on a design team blog! We want to make sure you have many opportunities to win the big giveaway, so you have six chances to enter. You can do one, two, three, four, five or all six! (Remember if you do all six that means that you have left six different comments here on the blog!) You are not required to do them all, we just love giving you guys lots of bonus chances to enter! :)
  • Leave a comment on our blog. (easy peasy!)
  • Follow this blog through the Wordpress follower or Feedly or Blog Lovin' and leave another comment on our blog. (If you already follow, you can leave a comment.)
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  • Follow Inspired by Stamping on twitter and tweet about our inspiration week and our site or blog address (for example "Did you see @inspiredbystamp is having a release week with giveaways? Check it out at www.inspiredbystamping.com"), and leave another comment on our blog. (make sure to @inspiredbystamp so we can see your tweets!)
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That gives you six possible entries! You have until July 29th at 5:00pm EST to enter. We will announce the winners here on the blog on August 1st at 7pm EST :)Thank you so much for playing along! We can't wait to start inspiration posts on the 25th! It's going to be such a blast! 

That's all from me today, friends!  Hop over to the Inspired by Stamping blog to find links to other DT members' creations--they have some super fun projects for you, as well!  I'll be back tomorrow with another post for the July release!  Until then, HUGS and happy stamping, friends! :)

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Inspired By Stamping: Just For You


Hello, friends!  Welcome to another release for the Inspired By Stamping online store!  Today we are sharing another fabulous new set--Just For You.  This set is PERFECT for creating backgrounds and I LOVE that the sentiment elements are all separate--you can move the alignment in any way you wish as you stamp! I know that you will need this set in your stash soon!  Take a peek at the card I made today...


I stamped the sentiment from the Just For You set in black ink before adding the element stamping with the small images.  Some glitter, liquid pearls, and faux stitching to highlight this gorgeous sentiment.  I decided to go bold and bright with the colors, and I LOVE the way the focal panel turned out!


I prepped the card base with some chevron paper in a bright blue.  Everything was matted with black to make the colors POP even more.  I really adore this card--and it will mail perfectly!  What do you think of it?  I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below! :)


And now, Let's get on to the big giveaway! We are giving away:ALL 6 of the stamp sets featured this week to one winner! We will also be giving away a set to one person on the each of the inspiration posts through the week, too! Make sure to comment on our designer posts as well. We may pick a winner on a design team blog! We want to make sure you have many opportunities to win the big giveaway, so you have six chances to enter. You can do one, two, three, four, five or all six! (Remember if you do all six that means that you have left six different comments here on the blog!) You are not required to do them all, we just love giving you guys lots of bonus chances to enter! :)
  • Leave a comment on our blog. (easy peasy!)
  • Follow this blog through the Wordpress follower or Feedly or Blog Lovin' and leave another comment on our blog. (If you already follow, you can leave a comment.)
  • Like us on Facebook and leave another comment on our blog. (If you are already a "liker", you can leave a comment)
  • Follow Inspired by Stamping on twitter and tweet about our inspiration week and our site or blog address (for example "Did you see @inspiredbystamp is having a release week with giveaways? Check it out at www.inspiredbystamping.com"), and leave another comment on our blog. (make sure to @inspiredbystamp so we can see your tweets!)
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That gives you six possible entries! You have until July 29th at 5:00pm EST to enter. We will announce the winners here on the blog on August 1st at 7pm EST :)Thank you so much for playing along! We can't wait to start inspiration posts on the 25th! It's going to be such a blast! 

That's all from me today, friends!  Hop over to the Inspired by Stamping blog to find links to other DT members' creations--they have some super fun projects for you, as well!  I'll be back tomorrow with another post for the July release!  Until then, HUGS and happy stamping, friends! :)

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Inspired By Stamping: Sending You + Van Life


Hello, friends!  Welcome to another release for the Inspired By Stamping online store!  Today we are sharing TWO fabulous new sets--Sending You and Van Life.  Both are SUPER fun and I know that you will need them in your stash soon!  Take a peek at the card I made using the Sending You set...


I stamped this sentiment from the Sending You set using red and black inks onto a focal panel.  I added some faux stitching, rhinestones, red cardstock, and ribbon to finish off this focal panel.


A doily, some digital patterned paper, and more red cardstock gussied up the card base and finished off the card.  I kept the colors simple and elegant--the fonts from the Sending You totally remind me of a 50's diner, and so do these colors!  What do you think?  I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!


Next up, the Van Life set!  This one is totally retro and SO MUCH FUN!  The images and sentiments are totally 60's!  Take a peek at the card I created using this set...


I decided that I wanted to make a fun scene using the images from the Van Life set.  I used a grass die and some gray cardstock to create the road, then added some flowers to add an anchor.  The flowers were punched out and have liquid pearls added to the centers.


The van image from this set was paper pieced, then popped up on the card base.  I added the sentiment as a banner up at the top then matted everything with black cardstock.


I am really happy with the way this cards turned out!  I LOVE the different patterns together, and I adore the way those flowers look, too!  I hope you agree--I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!


And now, Let's get on to the big giveaway! We are giving away:ALL 6 of the stamp sets featured this week to one winner! We will also be giving away a set to one person on the each of the inspiration posts through the week, too! Make sure to comment on our designer posts as well. We may pick a winner on a design team blog! We want to make sure you have many opportunities to win the big giveaway, so you have six chances to enter. You can do one, two, three, four, five or all six! (Remember if you do all six that means that you have left six different comments here on the blog!) You are not required to do them all, we just love giving you guys lots of bonus chances to enter! :)
  • Leave a comment on our blog. (easy peasy!)
  • Follow this blog through the Wordpress follower or Feedly or Blog Lovin' and leave another comment on our blog. (If you already follow, you can leave a comment.)
  • Like us on Facebook and leave another comment on our blog. (If you are already a "liker", you can leave a comment)
  • Follow Inspired by Stamping on twitter and tweet about our inspiration week and our site or blog address (for example "Did you see @inspiredbystamp is having a release week with giveaways? Check it out at www.inspiredbystamping.com"), and leave another comment on our blog. (make sure to @inspiredbystamp so we can see your tweets!)
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That gives you six possible entries! You have until July 29th at 5:00pm EST to enter. We will announce the winners here on the blog on August 1st at 7pm EST :)Thank you so much for playing along! We can't wait to start inspiration posts on the 25th! It's going to be such a blast! 

That's all from me today, friends!  Hop over to the Inspired by Stamping blog to find links to other DT members' creations--they have some super fun projects for you, as well!  I'll be back tomorrow with another post for the July release!  Until then, HUGS and happy stamping, friends! :)

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

MHKDesigns: Candy Canes & Crackers


Hi, all!  Welcome to Week 4 of the MHKDesigns Christmas in July special release!  There will be a new set introduced for the MHKDesigns Etsy Shop here each Saturday throughout the month, and we have tons of fun inspiration to share with you!  We have a lovely guest joining us this month--Karin from Karin's Art Scrap!  She always makes the most beautiful holiday creations--I can't wait for you to see them!

This week we are featuring the *NEW*


Here's my offering for today~

Details~

And another view~

For more inspiration, check out the rest of the DT~

Donna | Jessica | Rocky 

Thanks for stopping by today, friends!  If you'd like a chance to win this set, please leave a comment on the MHKDesigns blog!  Winners will be announced at the beginning of August, after we have completed the whole month of fun.  I'll have more designer inspiration coming your way next week, but, until then, HUGS and MERRY {digital} stamping everyone!



MHKDesigns July Release Sets: