Friday, May 31, 2013

CTMH Kraft Container

I "attended" the recent on-line pajama party at Big Picture Classes that was sponsored by Close To My Heart.  The featured project was the Close To My Heart Kraft Container.  This is not my design but I did substitute a couple of things that were not in my stash.  This container is only $3.95, very sturdy and a good size.  It can be used for so many different reasons-a stack of homemade cookies for a friend, a time capsule for newlyweds to open on their 10th anniversary, a scripture a day holder.  The suggested use was for a creative idea tube.  They provided us with a download of idea starters to get our creative juices flowing.  I printed them, cut them apart and placed them in the container.

The gray and pink medallion was created by using the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge and the coordinating stamp set Perfect Fit Frames.  The sentiment is from the lovely stamp set, Happy Thoughts.  The beautiful paper packet I used is Chantilly.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

52 Weeks of Gratitude Week 21

I simply can not believe we are in week 21 of our 52 Weeks of Gratitude with Inspired Stamps.  I hope you are enjoying the journey as much as I have been.  Today's card came together so easily with papers and leftovers that were on my work table. 

This scripture is one that most Christians have ingrained in their memory bank.  When all seems bleak, we can count on the love of our heavenly Father. 

Friday, May 24, 2013

Help Support OK Tornado Victims

When you purchase this cute little stamp for only $2.95, 100% of the profits will be donated by Close to My Heart to the Red Cross to aid tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma.

There is no minimum purchase and no limit on the number of stamps you can purchase. Donations will be made on all "A True Thank You" stamps purchased between now and June 30.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Gratitude Week 20!

Can scripture be any more clear than Mark 10:27?  We can be thankful that we don't have to wonder what is possible for God because this clearly states All Things are possible!  This scripture stamp from Inspired Stamps is a great one to have in your collection because of the many occasions this scripture can be used for.  For the background on the bottom of the card, I used 4 words from the fabulous Label Maker Verses Stamp Set.
Be sure to  see the other wonderful creations at the Inspired Stamps blog!

other supplies: CTMH Dream Pop paper, cardstock and ink

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Mixed Media with Inspired Stamps


Good  Saturday everyone! I had so much fun with this project! It really came together quickly and will now go in my kitchen as soon as we are done painting the walls.  If you have been visiting Inspired Stamps this month then you know we have been having a ball with Mixed Media projects.  

I chose to alter a wooden frame I picked up at Michael's for less than $2.  I first sprayed it with cherry Color Shine from Heidi Swapp.  After a few minutes it was dry enough to stamp.  

For the stamping, I used the hymn stamp from the Background Stamp Set and Memento ink.

For the ribbon, I used my favorite seam binding and sprayed it with the same spray as I used for the frame.  After spraying it, I used a paper towel to crumple it into a ball and then let it dry.  For the center of the frame,  I stamped a verse from the new stamp set Draw Near from Inspired Stamps.  I finished it off with washi tape, a fabric flower and some bling.  

Sunday, May 12, 2013

52 Weeks of Gratitude Week 19

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms reading this today!  Inspired Stamps 52 weeks of gratitude is now in Week 19! This scripture needs to be ingrained in every mom's mind and heart regardless of the age of her children! 
This special day reminds me of the gratitude I have to God for the gift of all 3 of my sons.  This scripture stamp, 2 Timothy 1:7 reminds me not to fear for their futures because their heavenly Father offers power, love and discipline to them and to me.

I hope you take some time to check out all the wonderful new stamps at Inspired Stamps and treat yourself to a sweet Mother's Day gift.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Week 18 of Gratitude

I can not believe we are in Week 18 of our 52 Weeks of Gratitude at Inspired Stamps!  Thank you for joining us in this journey.  I hope you are finding yourself giving thanks more readily for the things in your life both large and small.  I know it has made me more aware of the blessings in my life.

This week's card is a bit of departure from my typical love pf pinks, purples and blue hues.  I really love how it turned out though!  The scripture stamp is Mark 12:30 and I believe if you do what it says, you will be blessed as the 1"Circle Sentiment stamp on the inside says.

I hope you will take a look at the other projects on the Inspired Stamps blog today.  Also, check out the daily Mixed Media posts there for the month of May.  lots of great ideas!  I will be posting my project later this month.

other supplies except for butterfly are from Close To My Heart