Thursday, September 25, 2014

Christmas Showcase at Inspired Stamps

This card is so much better in person.  It just was difficult to photograph! This is my last post for the 30 Days of Christmas Showcase at Inspired Stamps but there will be 3 more days of cards at the IS Blog and 3 more days to purchase Christmas stamps on SALE!

This card was fun to put together! I started with a red base and then "sandwiched" together a background paper, acetate and the glitter paper.  Before sealing it all closed, I attached the HLO:Christmas Girl and sprinkled in some glitter. The sentiment is from Christmas Poinsettia.

Monday, September 22, 2014


Shanta, you have won the "Grab Bag" and Colleen, you have won the "CTMH" gift!   I will get these in the mail to you both within the week.  Thank you both so much for taking the time to comment!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

30 Days of Christmas Showcase w/Inspired Stamps

I hope you have been visiting the Inspired Stamps Blog all month for the beautiful Christmas Inspiration. Here is another card I've made this month.  I used the adorable HLO: Winter Boy stamp as well as my favorite verse from New Blessed Little Christmas.

Have you checked out the sale prices on the fabulous Christmas stamps at Inspired Stamps?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Artfully Sent is Here!, 500th Post AND 2 Prize Drawings

What an exciting day for card makers, traditional scrappers and pocket page scrap bookers! The long-awaited Close To My Heart Cricut cartridge, "Artfully Sent", is now available for ordering!  This cartridge is chocked full of card designs just waiting to be cut-there are pop-up cards, sleeved cards, cards for all occasions, envelopes for every card, a super cute font and fabulous "pocket page" cards!!! You also receive 3 stamp sets and a 24 pack of white daisy cardstock with your cartridge order, all for $99.

This is also the 500th post I have written for my blog since I began 5 years ago! I think that is definite cause for celebration AND a giveaway!! But I am so excited about the new cartridge that I will have a 2nd giveaway for those who order ANYTHING from my September 2014 On-line Gathering found here:  September CTMH Gathering.

When you place a $50 order, you can purchase another Artfully Sent compatible September Stamp of the Month for only $5!

Since this is also the 30th anniversary of CTMH, when you place an order for $30 in STAMP sets {does not include the Cricut collection}, you will receive this super adorable Stamp Set for FREE!

Wow! So much goodness. OK, here is how you enter the 2 drawings.

500th Post Drawing: Be or become a follower of my blog, then post a comment as to what posts you would like to see more of here-cards, techniques, scrap pages, inspirational writing, dessert recipes-lol! I will give away a "grab bag" prize package with an assortment of great scrapbook/card making products worth $20.

CTMH Order Drawing: Go to my website, join the September Gathering and place an order.  Come back here and leave a comment on this post that you ordered and tell me what your favorite CTMH item is.  I will give away a CTMH goody bag worth $25.

Deadline to enter both drawings is Friday, September 19th.

Inspired Stamps 30 Days of Christmas Showcase

Back today with another Christmas card for you using Inspired Stamps.  Christmas is my favorite time of year! It is filled with so much hope and joy because of the world changing event it commemorates!  What better time to use scripture in your creations? 

When making your cards, you can get several done quickly when you take a few shortcuts.  For this card, I used 3 "Picture Your Life" pre-made cards and pre-made flowers to highlight the scripture and sentiment.  As well, the gold card base is a pre-made card I purchased from after-Christmas clearance.

The verse is from Christmas Poinsettia and the circle stamp is from 1.5" Circle Christmas.There is a Sale on ALL CHRISTMAS STAMPS all September long so be sure to stock up now for all your creating needs at Also, there is a new Christmas card on the Inspired Stamps Blog every day this month!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Christmas Card Showcase

Welcome to the 1st day of Inspired Stamps' Christmas Card Showcase! For the next 30 days you can find inspiration for Christmas card creations at Inspired Stamps. For my card, I used my very favorite snowman from the  Snowmen set as well as 1 of the sentiments from the versatile  1.5" Circle Greetings. I stamped the snowman on super fine glitter paper and then used Copics to color the details.

On the inside, I stamped the snow-woman and the 2x2 Scripture stamp, Matthew 1:21 

Be sure you don't miss a single beautiful creation by the rest of the Design Team: