Monday, October 20, 2014

IBS Holiday Release Week - Sugar & Spice

Happy Monday!

Welcome to Holiday Release Week at Inspired by Stamping! Five holiday stamps sets and one free with purchase stamp set are being released this week.

The Sugar & Spice stamp set is being released today. This is an adorable build-a-gingerbread set that also includes five sentiments.  The set has so many fun possibilities.

Take a look at my card:

I created the gingerbread banner by stamping three gingerbread men from the Sugar & Spice stamp set and spelled out J O Y with the Fancy Alphabet stamp set. The candy canes and sentiment, die cut with the Fancy Labels Dies 2, are also from the new Sugar & Spice stamp set.

I kept the inside simple, but had to use the fun sentiment and candy image!

Now it's time to visit the Inspired by Stamping blog to see more DT inspiration and to get all the details on Release Week.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

SU Weekly Deals

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for the new SU Weekly Deals: 

The above Weekly Deals are available through Monday, Oct. 20 (while supplies last).

Please E-mail me if you have any questions.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Creations by AR October Release and Blog Hop

Happy Tuesday!

Welcome to the Creations by AR October Release and Blog Hop. This month there are two templates being released, Card Armoire and Fragrance Bottle Set!

For today's hop, I used Rich Razzleberry, Wild Wasabi, and retired DSP for the Card Armoire and Parfum Bottle from the Fragrance Bottle Set (there is also a Cologne Bottle).

The Card Armoire came together quickly and easily. It is designed to hold cards, but as I made mine in a Halloween theme, I will be putting chocolates in it.

Oh my, the Parfum Bottle is so cute:

When you open the Parfum Bottle, there is a box in the center with a removable/optional insert. By leaving the insert out, the box could holds treats or a small gift.

The templates come in both PDF and SVG formats. Detailed, step-by-step assembly instructions, with pictures, are included with all Creations by AR templates.

How about a chance to win one of these new templates! Please visit and comment on all the DT blog posts and the Creations by AR Facebook Page. Comments will be accepted until noon ET on Friday, Oct. 17. There will be two winners--the first one chosen will receive the Card Armoire and the second winner will receive the Fragrance Bottle Set. The lucky template winners will be announced on Saturday, Oct. 18 on Adela's blog and Facebook Page.

Now it's time to hop along to see what the other AR Girls created:

Adela - (owner)
Lisa E. - (that's me!)

Happy hopping and good luck!

Monday, October 13, 2014

IBS Wine Tag

Happy Monday! 

For my Inspired by Stamping post today, I am sharing an idea for gifting wine. I chose the French Country and Small Fancy Labels 18 stamp sets for my project today. Please read on for all the details on creating my wine tag.

A portion of the sunflower, from the French Country stamp set, was stamped onto the corner of the patterned paper. A doily, pearls, and seam binding add feminine touches.

To create the tag, the card stock measures 3½ x 8½, scored at 2 and 4. The ‘side anchors’ measure 1 x 3, scored at ½ on both ends. The layers measure 3¼ by 4 and 3 x 3½.

As with the sunflower, the Happy Birthday sentiment, from the Small Fancy Labels 18 stamp set, was stamped directly onto the patterned paper.

The sentiments in the Small Fancy Labels 18 stamp set are classic. This was one of my very first Inspired by Stamping sets and it is well loved.

That’s it for me today. I hope you enjoyed my wine tag and are inspired to try one yourself. I’m looking forward to making holiday wine tags.

Please visit the Inspired By Stamping Blog to see what Kylie is sharing along with me today.

Next Monday starts Release Week. So excited!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

SU Weekly Deals

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for the new SU Weekly Deals:

The above Weekly Deals are available through Monday, Oct. 13 (while supplies last).

Please E-mail me if you have any questions.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

IBS French Country Easel Card

Happy Tuesday!

Today I have an Easel Card that was inspired by vacations in France. Appropriately, I used the Inspired by Stamping French Country and Big Notes in French II stamp sets!

I fussy-cut the grapes (wine!) and added them to the vines with pop dots. 

The sentiment reads, Thinking of You. I was reminiscing while making this card, so that was the perfect sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 6, 2014

LNS October Challenge - Halloween/Harvest

Happy Monday!

Welcome to a new LNS Challenge

Though the DT took the month of September off, that doesn't mean a lot hasn't been happening. Behind-the-scene work has been going on to bring you a new and improved LNS Challenge Blog

We have a whole new look on the LNS Challenge Blog, our challenges will now run monthly, so you have plenty of time to participate, plus, each month one participant will be chosen to be a guest designer the following month! Wow!!!

For the month of October, the challenge is Halloween or Harvest (think apples, pumpkins, etc.). You may make a card, scrapbook page, and/or 3D project.

I made a card with the adorable ghost from the Fall Fest Framelits:

I ran a piece of thread between two ghosts and attached it between the card stock and DSP layers.  Circles Framelits were used to cut the opening. The inside piece is the flip side of the circle cut from the front of the card.

How about some more Halloween and Harvest inspiration?!?!? Please visit the LNS Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the DT created for you. While there, don't forget to read all about our new and improved challenges and the details/rules for participating (I wouldn't want your entry to not count).

I look forward to see your Halloween and/or Harvest creation linked up for the challenge.

Happy crafting!

Supplies used:  Basic Black and Whisper White CS, Motley Monsters DSP, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Candy Dots, Circles and Fall Fest Framelits, Modern Label and Word Window Punches, and Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set.