Sunday, December 20, 2015

Stuff Mimi Makes

I have a companion blog that I have started for my creations I make for my grand daughter, Today's post is all about her 1st birthday party decor. Please check out HERE,

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

New Inspired Stamps

I'm so excited to let you know there are new stamps in the Inspired Stamps store! I am sharing the Bible Art Journaling: Word Mix 4-Christmas Stamp Set. This card shows all but 2 of the words that are available in this awesome set.  I intended to use these words as a background for a fancier card but once I adhered the water colored words to the card base, I just couldn't cover any of it up!

Sometimes simple is best.

Be sure to head to the Inspired Stamps Blog later on Thursday to see the rest of the creations using the other new stamps. I believe the stamps will be available in the Etsy store on Friday afternoon.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Inspired Stamps Panel Card

We are bringing you Christmas Cards this week at Inspired Stamps. I decided to share a panel card using the precious Nativity Stamp Set.

I cut a 6x12 white sheet of cardstock and then scored and folded every 3 inches. I then cut and adhered the banner pieces on each panel. To continue the shiny gold look, I used gold embossing powder on each stamped image and then ran the edges of their mats through Versamark ink and embossed with the gold powder. I love it so much I may have to make more before the big day!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

My Favorite Hymn Line Stamp

Inspired Stamps' Design Team has been on extended break but we're back! This card reminds me why I love Inspired Stamps. It is wonderful to be able to utilize these awesome designs in an encouraging card for a friend.

This stamp is Hymn Girl: Armor of God and I simply stamped her on white, cut out and used a sponge dauber to add a little ink around the edges. I used the Joshua 1:9 stamp for the scripture.

Hope  you enjoy this card and are glad to see us back!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

I'm Back and with a New Idea Book!!

I don't know if anyone noticed but I have taken a bit of a summer break from blogging but today was a great day to return because Close To My Heart released the new Annual Inspirations Idea Book.  You can see and order all the amazing new goodies HERE.

This easel card was made using the fun and colorful new SANGRIA paper pack and the coordinating Assortment of resin flowers.  I cut the  leaves using the amazing new Artistrry Cricut cartridge from CTMH.

The scripture stamp is from :Inspired Stamps and the calendar pad is from SkyBluePink.

I also wanted to let you know about my new blog exclusively for my creations for my grand daughter. It's

Sunday, July 12, 2015

A New Find

I attended the Great American Scrapbook Convention in June. Since I have been a maker for so many years, I always look for something new and different to add to my stash rather than add more of what I have.  I was so excited to find the Darcie's booth with the adorable Tin Pin sets and coordinating stamps. I bought 2 collections and will be ordering more from

If you haven't seen the tin pins, they are metal printed embellishments with a flat back (no "pin" despite the name). The twist on these are the coordinating stamps that allow you to layer the Tin Pins over strategic parts of the stamped image to create a bit of a 3D effect. Here, I stamped and colored the image and then added the face "pin" over the stamped image. Adorable, right?!

This one uses the cat face "pin". So cute! and you know I adore cute! They have tons of stamps and pins for every holiday, event, etc. And they have designs for all tastes. Be sure to take a look for yourself. I'm not receiving compensation for sharing this, I just loved these so much, I knew many of you would too.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Inspired Stamps Wedding Card

Don't you just love this sweet bride and groom (stamps from Inspired Stamps)?  Each one is less than $5! I used Copics to color part of them but you could even leave them uncolored for an all white card. Here's to happy marriages!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Summer Card with Inspired Stamps

One of my favorite categories of Inspired Stamps is the adorable His Little Ones. Today I am using HLO: Summer Girl. I also used stamps from two versatile sets: More Perfect Sentiments (Hi) and Tags ( the heart and "sending hugs").  

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Inspired Stamps Father's Day Card

I actually will be giving this card to my son as a birthday card. He will be turning 21 on Saturday which is difficult to believe! However, the Hymn Line: Father's Day stamp set is perfect for Father's Day cards or other masculine cards. Be sure to take a look at all the Design Team's cards at

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Inspired Stamps Patriotic Card

I am so thankful for the men and women who have given their lives to protect our country and our freedom. I pray their sacrifice will never be in vain.

Be sure to visit the Inspired Stamps Etsy shop to purchase your patriotic stamps before July 4th. I used the Soldier Boy stamp as well as Joshua 1:9.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Inspired Stamps Graduation Card

I am sharing a graduation card today using a favorite scripture I have quoted my boys throughout their lives. The scripture and sentiment stamps are from the Inspired Stamps His Plans stamp set

Monday, May 4, 2015

Inspired Stamps Grad Card

Welcome to an early Inspired Stamps post. I have several graduates in my life and wanted to share one of the cards I've made for them.  I used one of the adorable His Little Ones stamps today. There are several of these little cuties to choose from.  I also used 1 of the great scriptures from the His Plans stamp set.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Inspired Stamps Alphabet

It's almost Mother's Day and Inspired Stamps has versatile alphabet stamps that allow you to spell out any message.  I used the Colorable Alphabet Stamp set for this card.  Instead of coloring the inside though, I used Stickles to add sparkle to the letters.

I used my CTMH Cricut Artfully Sent cartridge to cut this card and this is the gorgeous inside.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Notepads w/Inspired Stamps

These fun little notepads, using Inspired Stamps 2x2 scripture stamps, are a result of my Spring purging frenzy.  My son and I have been cleaning out closets and scaring away dust bunnies all month! My scrap studio is definitely the most challenging because I hate to waste pretty scraps and bits and bobs of cute stuff ! I was about to toss some index cards from my old school supply stash since my youngest graduated a year ago. Then it hit me that I could save the cards AND some of my scrap stash by combining the two.  

I used my Cuttlebug to die cut the index cards, a piece of patterned paper and a solid piece of cardstock. Stacked them together, hole punched the corners, attached a ring and added a scripture and bits of ribbon and simple embellishments.  The stamps I used were Isaiah 40:31 and Psalm 28:7

Now I have a stash of cute gifts for any occasion!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Inspired Stamps Mother's Day Card

The design team at Inspired Stamps is sharing Mother's Day cards today. When I think of Mother's Day, I always think of purple because it is my dear 88 year old mom's favorite color. Any shade delights her as long as it is in the purple family.  She looks beautiful wearing any of her MANY purple outfits!

My card is elegant but simple and I used the lovely Uppercase Sketchy Alphabet Stamps set to add the word "Mom".

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Spring with Inspired Stamps

Spring has finally sprung in N. TX. Although our Easter was a bit chilly! My irises and roses are blooming and the bees and birds are everywhere.  It is my favorite time of year. This card celebrates this wonderful Season.  I used February Hymn Girl Stampavailable at Inspired Stamps.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Inspired Stamps Flower Card

We are finally feeling the warmth of the Spring sun and it feels fabulous! It amazes me every year how a few days of sunshine in the Spring wakes up the flora and fauna! In celebration of the return of Spring I am using a floral stamp today from Inspired Stamps Butterflies and Blooms.

The inside scripture is from His Word stamp set.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Inspired Stamps "Belinda's Bokeh"

I have been wanting to try the "Bokeh" technique for some time. When Inspired Stamps' design team was asked to share a "green" card today, I thought it was a perfect time to experiment! To create circles, I used the BACK of one of the Inspired Stamps 1.5" Circle Sentiments Stamps and the solid circle stamp from the Card Ministry Stamp set. For the smaller white circles, I used a sponge dauber. I'm not sure my design does the technique justice so I will call it "Belinda's Bokeh"!

The word stamp is from the amazingly versatile Colorable Words set. For the inside scripture, I chose to use one from my new fave, Signature Scriptures.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Inspired Stamps Easter Card

Today is hopefully the last icy blast here in Texas.  I am so ready for warmth, Spring and the Easter season! We are sharing Easter cards at Inspired Stamps today.  I used the His Cross stamp set for my card. It is perfect for Easter projects.  Be sure to take a look in the Etsy store for other great Easter stamps from Inspired Stamps.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Inspired Stamps Scripture Card

Welcome to Inspired Stamps Thursday! The design team is sharing the versatile 2x2 scripture stamps today and I am sharing one of my favorites that works so well for many types of cards, Psalm 27:1.

Remember, you can help design the next Inspired Stamp by entering the contest HERE. Today is the last day to enter, winners will be announced tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Inspired Stamps Encouragement Card

I'm back!  I took a little break from blogging and I've returned today with a card using Inspired Stamps.  I love this Hymn Girl: September with her paintbrush.  I pop dotted her in front of the butterflies as if she had just painted them.  I also stamped the word "praying" on the butterfly "canvas", it is from the same stamp set as the one I used for the inside of the card, Draw Near in Prayer.

If you have a great idea for a Hymn Girl stamp, check out the Inspired Stamp's contest info HERE

Monday, February 16, 2015

Your Idea Can Become an Inspired Stamp!

Stop by the Inspired Stamps Blog today to get all the details on how you can win  a stamp that you helped design!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Inspired Stamps Love Card

Did you miss me? My holidays seemed to just keep going and going but I'm finally back for the New Year! Today I am sharing a super simple card highlighting the beautiful Hymn Girls: Heart to Cheek stamp from Inspired Stamps. I began my process initially coloring the stamped image with Copics but it just seemed to overpower the image.  So I decided to go "outside the box" and leave her white.  Since she was so simple, she needed a simple background-enter the humble red doily heart on a white base!  I seldom use a plain white card base but I like this so much, I may begin to do it more.  Lest the card be too plain, I added a sweet knotted red and white ribbon and called it done.

This design would be super simple to make in multiples to send to several lucky Valentines.  I know I will be giving one to my newest Valentine, my beautiful grand daughter, who was born the week of Christmas.  This Mimi is over the moon in love with her!