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Hello crafty friends,
Are you ready for some Monday inspirations! This month the Inspired by Stamping design team will be sharing their projects here everyday from Monday – Friday. Our first artist is the very talented Grace Tolman. You will love the beautiful layout that she is sharing below. I also have a Vintage Pieces card to share! It is everything shabby and chic with this card. Plus, we are introducing our weekly blog candy below! No Monday blues here this week as we start off with a great week of inspiration and fun!
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New blog candy! We are giving away a birthday theme prize package this week. The prize includes Birthday Greetings, Big Wishes, Big Wishes II, a sample of our birthday digital paper, Crochet Trim and two packages of IBS flowers. A prize valued at $45! Plus, we will be shipping this anywhere around the world!
All you have to do is leave us a comment this week on Facebook and on our blog. The more you comment the more chances of winning!

Click Here to see all the ways that you can win!

We begin this week with featuring our talented designer, Grace Tolman. She created this gorgeous scrapbook page using our Big Wishes II stamp set and IBS flowers throughout. Grace is an amazing artist show mixes and matches colors to perfection with just the right amount of balance. Here’s Grace sharing how she created her scrapbook layout.

I hope to never forget layout

by Grace Tolman

Inspired by Stamping is doing a blog candy this week and the “candy” are some of our popular birthday stamps along with pink flowers. I used the Birthday Wishes II stamp set on this layout. I didn’t have pink flowers but the peach carnations blended well with the rest of my page, don’t you think?

One of my favorite things about stamps is how we can use them as is, or alter them a bit to make them fit better with our project. Since this layout is not about “birthdays”, I used the phrases that denoted love. I also used the phrase “today and always” from the “best wishes” stamp. This just shows us that we definitely get more mileage from our tools, just with a few snips here and there.

Today, I am sharing this shabby chic card today featuring our Vintage Pieces stamp set and our Vintage Digital Paper. But first a little something from me… Over the last few months Inspired by Stamping has experience some huge growth in our business and with that comes change. In 2014, we will be introducing to you a new range of products and stamps. We believe that to get the full benefit and inspiration from Inspired by Stamping and because I need help, we have asked our designers to start sharing some of their designs on our blog Monday – Friday. I will still be posting with them just as frequently as before. With the changes that have occurred this month, we have also had two designers step down, Colleen Dietrich and Shea Marshall. Over the next few months, we will be looking for 3 new designers to join us. I thank you our viewers for all the amazing support throughout the last few years. The crafting world has helped me through some very hard times in my personal life and has also helped me grow as a business woman and now an owner of an international company. I am looking forward to sharing with you the experience and meeting you over the next few years! Yes, we will be travelling! I am so excited about these changes and I believe that these will be for the best for us all.
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Our Vintage Pieces stamp set pairs up perfectly with our Vintage Digital Paper giving this card a beautiful shabby chic feel to it.
Inspired by Stamping Vintage Pieces Stamp Set - Chair
To create a more vintage feel, I daubbed the edges with some kraft ink and used my fingernail to rough up the edges a bit. I love stitching around the edges of my cards and used two different stitches today. I always use the smaller stitches because it makes the card look a bit more delicate.
Inspired by Stamping Shabby Chic Card - Vintage Pieces Stamp Set
I added this pretty crochet trim that I have in my stash and added two extra large pearls in the corner. Colonial Rose Satin Ribbon was added and then I made a double bow for the corner.
Thanks for visiting us today! We hope you have enjoyed the inspiration.
With Love and Hugs,
Joanna
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24 thoughts on “A beautiful scrapbook page, a vintage card and a new blog candy!

  1. Barbara Campbell says:

    I liked it and shared it on Facebook. These are lovely and a must have. Thanks for letting me know Cheryl Wright.

  2. Marianne Grimbly says:

    Love the beautiful projects. I am going to pin them for reference. The sentiment stamps you are giving away are just beautiful! A must have for any cardmaker/scrapbooker! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  3. Deb from Oz says:

    Big Wishes II seems to be a must buy stamp set. Love both the scrap page and card. The card shows me how to use the chair. I am also pleased with the new change of the design team inspiring us Monday-Friday. Yay!

  4. tracey rossos says:

    Lovely projects. Really like the look of the stamps and embellishments, will continue reading more of your blog. I have shared on fb and thank you for giving the chance to win these goodies.

  5. Liz O says:

    Beautiful creations as always! Thanks for the chance to win and for all you do and share Joanna!
    Have a wonderful day!

    • Liz O says:

      I am so happy for all your success. Living abroad is not an easy task but you have managed to make your company shine! I truly wish you much more success in the years to come! You are a true inspiration my friend! It is sad to see Collen and Shea stepping down but I wish them the best too ;)…and I am thrilled about all the changes coming it is exciting!!!… BTW i have pinned the contest πŸ˜‰ thanks again Joanna!
      http://pinterest.com/pin/25543922860630569/

  6. Janis in ID says:

    I don’t have access to Facebook, but I can comment here. Thanks for keeping that option open to us who are part of the Face(book)less Throng! πŸ˜€

    Love Grace’s LO….such beautiful flowers and important message in her journaling.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  7. JennyH says:

    Lovely layout Grace and gorgeous card Joanna.
    I have Liked and Pinned….thank you for the chance to win this great package of goodies : )

  8. Hussena says:

    What a fabulous give-away! Have liked, shared and pinned it. Thank you so much for a chance to win. Really, really hope I get lucky this time! πŸ™‚

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