Friday, March 30, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
This week is release week at Inspired Stamps. The DT members will be posting throughout the week using different Inspired Stamp set that will be available at the Inspired Stamps store at noon of Friday. Today I used the new God's Creatures: Pet set. I believe that people were asked which pets they would like to be seen in this set. We have these cute dogs included below. Belinda used another cute little dog in her project. There is a bunny and two cats. There are sentiments that include "congrats on your new pet", sympathy for loss of pet, and general fun sayings, " I love my dog", " I love my cat" etc... This is a really fun set to work with. There are also icon stamps, including the paw print that I used to depict "muddy" paw prints after playing outside.
Posted by Dr. Ivy at 7:54 AM
Friday, March 23, 2012
It is Friday and Friends with Flair. I decided to stamp on cotton poplin fabric with chalk inks. I chose to use the Delight in Beauty set. I just love all the butterflies and the different textural patterns. I chose to color block the background with similar cardstock colors as the ink I chose and embossed the background with a Sizzix embossing folder. Fray the edges of the cotton, add a ribbon and voila.
Posted by Dr. Ivy at 10:11 AM
Thursday, March 22, 2012
It is Thursday and the Inspired Stamps DT was challenged to use a His Little One (HLO) image of our choice and a scripture, I chose Romans 8:28. I find this is a good one to ponder when you are going through tough times and are unsure how things will work out. Romans 8:28 tells us that "God will cause all things to work together for good". I just love that, don't you?
|I stamped Thankful Girl on dp and cut out pieces of her wardrobe.|
I colored her hair, face, hands and shoes with Copic markers.
Finished card size is 5.5 X 5.5.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Hello Everyone! It is Spring break and we are having real Spring-like weather, which has inspired my card design today. Today I chose to use two stamp sets: Be Still Silhouettes and His Plans for You. The Be Still Silhouettes was stamped in Versa mark ink and clear embossed and then inked. It is very subtle but very pretty in person. I am sorry my photo does not do this part justice. I used Proverbs 3:56 for the scripture from the His Plans for You set. This is one of my favorite verses and one that I find I need to say over and over to remind me that sometimes it is ok that I do not understand, because He does. Isn't that just a great truth? If we trust Him, He will direct our paths.
Let me know what you think and please be sure to check out the other DT blogs and their great projects. Also be sure to check out the Inspired Stamps store there is a 40% off coupon until later this week.
Posted by Dr. Ivy at 10:58 PM
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Liebster' is German for 'dearest'. The award is a 'share-the-love' arrangement, given to inspirational bloggers with less than 200 followers.
Here's the to-do list of any Liebster award recipient:
Here's the to-do list of any Liebster award recipient:
- Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
- Reveal your five blogger picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog
- Copy and paste the award on your blog (see above)
- Hope that those you award forward it to their favorite bloggers.
Posted by Dr. Ivy at 5:04 PM
Friday, March 9, 2012
I wanted to play with Unity- Friends with Flair today, but I was having trouble coming up with an idea. I have so much that I would love to play with but so little time. Anyone feel like that? I decided to create this tri-fold card and emboss the edge with a Sizzix edge folder. I wasn't sure what to do with it next, ink it, chalk it, leave it alone. I chose to leave it alone. I had cut a piece of Tim Holtz grunge paper with a My Favorite Things spiral flower die. I inked it to match rick rack trim and added a rhinestone to the center.
I used stamps from the Faith set for both the outside and inside of the card.
|Stamped large notecard image with rich cocoa and the circle heart in rhubarb stalk, Memento. |
I colored a white button with Copics to match the rick rack trim.
|I used a My Favorite Things die and stamped Faith sentiment in rich cocoa, Memento. I added another heart|
circle stamped in rhubarb stalk and punched out with one inch punch.
Posted by Dr. Ivy at 7:22 PM
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Hello Everyone, it is Thursday and time for the Inspired Stamps DT post. This week we were asked to create Easter cards. I decided to make a pop up card. I thought it would be a great effect to open the card and have the cross pop up. I stamped the pop up section with Names of Jesus background stamp and the sentiment and cross from His Cross set, Inspired Stamps.
|Scripture is from His Wounds, Inspired Stamps. I stamped the nails |
onto silver duct tape (purchased from local hardware store).
I cut out shape and wrapped in twine. I added liquid pearls to center
of punched flowers.
|Inside of card with pop up cross from His Cross set, Inspired Stamps.|
I colored the image with Copic markers. I stamped the sentiment and punched out
of cardstock and cut rounded bottom edge off so it would sit flat and added punched flowers.
Friday, March 2, 2012
It is Friday and time to play with Unity- Friends with Flair. Tonight I wanted to try a new card fold. I love it, but boy was it hard to photograph. I am not sure what it is called, but as you scroll down through the photos you can see that the center panel swings out and you can place the sentiment on the backside.
I used Sing a New Song, Unity. It contains six stamps, of which I used five for this card.
|Card front, flat.|
I embossed bird image with black embossing powder
and colored parts with Copic markers. I stamped scallop
in buckaroo blue, SU! I added black liquid pearls for some
dimension and shine.
|Inside of card, open flat.|
I stamped the sentiment in tuxedo black and the reeds in
rich cocoa, Memento. I stamped music notes in tuxedo black off
to the side (hidden under panel when card is closed).
|Front of card, standing open|
|Inside of card, standing open|
I hope you liked my card. Please let me know what you think. I enjoy hearing from you all and have a wonderful weekend.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Hello Everyone, Happy Thursday. Today at Inspired Stamps, the DT has been challenged to create projects with shape stamps. I have chosen to use Scenic View, Inspired Stamps. This set has mountains, grass, water, clouds, a fence, among other scenic items. I chose to create a window view of the mountains. I used the Strength set for my sentiment.
Ink: Tuxedo black and rich cocoa, Memento and crushed olive, distressed ink Ranger
Paper: White cardstock, Georgia Pacific
Tools: Spellbinders label one
Embellishments: liquid pearls and white enamel paint
Techniques: coloring, Copic markers; inked sentiment label with distress ink; used pop dots for dimension
Thank you for stopping by, please leave me a comment and tell me what you think. Also please stop by my fellow DT blogs to see their creative projects using shape stamps. Hope you have a great day!