Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Inspired By Stamping September Sneak Peeks!

This is my second post today.  Please scroll down one post 
to see my Creative Inspirations Paints post featuring shamrocks!

It's September Sneak Peek time at Inspired By Stamping, and just wait until you see the amazing stamps coming out on Friday!  Neat Halloween sets, something for Christmas, and something for everyday occasions, too, along with new flowers and ribbons.

Want 2 chances to win AWESOME blog candy?  Just leave a comment at Joanna's blog on Wednesday and Thursday.  The prize for two lucky winners:  a stamp set of your choice, 1 crochet trim/ribbon and 1 set of flowers.  My friends, that is a FANTASTIC prize!

Everyone is a winner with the BIG SALE going on the entire month of September at the IBS store.  You need to check it out!  Very good savings.

One more announcement:  you can take advantage of free shipping with a $25 minimum purchase this Friday only.  Use the code FREESHIPPING at checkout.

Up first, a card featuring two new sets:  Halloween Faces and Halloween Tags.

Halloween Faces offers mix-and-match pumpkin bodies and expressions.  I paper pieced the pumpkins on light gray patterned papers, reminiscent of gray pumpkins like these:

Image Credit

I found this interesting black fiber trim in one of my kids' craft kits, and I'm pretending that these pumpkins are sitting on a frosty night ground.  The orange ribbon is vintage, from my beloved grandmother.

The circle label and bat image are from Halloween Tags.  I stamped two of the bats both on and off the propped-up 'moon'.

Next up, some pastel shabby-chic goodness:

The sentiment is from Fancy Sentiments, and there are so many gorgeous ones to choose from in this set!

The paper flowers and crochet trim are from the IBS store, too.  (links at the end of this post)

This next project was easy to do and so fun to create!  I was inspired by a photo on Pinterest (serious, never-ending inspiration on that site!) and put my own spin on it.

Each bag was stamped with white craft ink and a doily from Delicate Doilies II.

The labels were created with the new Halloween Labels and some Fancy Tags dies.

I added iridescent glitter to each one, too.

Each bag is topped with a doily, clothespin and a bit of a vintage German book page.

Time to check out the creative craftiness of my fellow teamies:

On Wednesday:

On Thursday:

Thanks a bunch for hanging in there with me!  I know this post was extra-long.  :-)

Pumpkins Card
Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Halloween Faces, Halloween Tags - Inspired By Stamping
Paper: Basic Black, Summer Sun, orange/black pattern, light gray patterns - SU
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: orange satin ribbon - vintage; black fuzzy fiber

Love You Card
Dimensions:  4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Fancy Sentiments - Inspired By Stamping
Paper: Very Vanilla, Pink Pirhouette, Bashful Blue, patterns - SU
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko; Frayed Burlap - Ranger
Fibers: twine - Creative Impressions; Victorian Crochet Trim - Inspired By Stamping
Other: Blue Medium Flower, Off White Flower - Inspired By Stamping; oval punch - SU; Bisque Liquid Pearls - Ranger; Scallop Dot punch - Martha Stewart; postage die cut - SU

Gift Bags
Stamps:  Delicate Doilies II, Halloween Labels - Inspired By Stamping
Paper: Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Whisper White - SU; vintage German book page (thank you, Maria!)
Ink: Whisper White - SU; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: black twine - Creative Impressions
Other: Fancy Tags Two and Three, circle dies - Spellbinders; iridescent glitter; mini paper bags; doilies - Wilton; clothespins


lisa808 said...

Your Halloween card is so cute. The pumpkin faces are adorable and the black trim along the bottom is perfect.

Love the 'Love You' font and colors of your card.

Oooh, fab treat bags.

Kylie said...

These are just all amazing, Colleen. I love all your Halloween stuff and those gift bags are to die for. The 'Love You' card is just classy and simply gorgeous!! xx

Anonymous said...

Amazing projects Colleen! I love your card and your treat bags are awesome! Hugs, J

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful projects Colleen!! Both cards are amazing and such sweet gift bags!!

Carol Hurlock said...

Colleen you have been busy. The Halloween card is adorable, the shabby chic one-so elegant, and the bags are just dynamite!
Bear Hugs,

Andrea Ewen said...

Wonderful, festive projects, Colleen...I especially love those treat bags. Way to go!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are GORGEOUS!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee that trim and the pumpkins on the first one!!!!

Annette Allen said...

wow these are all your treat bags those are just stunning...I love it...

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh what fabulous creations and all so different and yet wonderful from eachother. Fantastic!

Martha Herrera said...

I really love those treat bags! You did an amazing job with all of your projects! :)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow fabulous projects!!! I love the faces too cute!

Marisa said...

You've been busy! Great mix of projects and cards. Love the shabby card and how you feminized the treat bags. Wonderful work on all of them!

Shirley said...

Wow, Colleen, I needed inspiration and landed here!!! What a great group of art projects. I had so much fun with the first, loved the second, and the third is just so great for gifts!

Lisa Elton said...

These are wonderful Colleen; a mix of fun, shabby and fabulous! LOVE those darling bags!!

Jennifer said...

Love these all! Your grey pumpkins are too adorable and I love those treat bags!

Miriam Prantner said...

These are great! Those pumpkins are just cracking me up! I think they are my favorite of this release. so many fun expressions!

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh.. I just LOVE all these projects my friend. Those pumpkins are too cute. And then your shabby chic card is gorgeous, I just love the papers you used. The soft pinks and blues look so pretty together.
And then those pendants are wonderful. So creative my friend.

Hope you have a happy week.


Kara Lynne said...

Amazing creations! I love how you can switch gears from Halloween to shabby French country, then to vintage Halloween!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOWZA! Someone's been busy! LOVE LOVE LOVE all of these--love that you can make a shabby card and then a fun/modern Halloween card and both are AMAZING! You nailed it!

yyam said...

Okay you are on a roll here Colleen. I love the Halloween card with that black fiber cute. And then there was just "sighing" all the way down the rest of your post.....just beautiful creations! :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Great samples! Love the bags!!

Maria said...

Lovely shabby projects your created! Love all the detail, so pretty! Take care, hugs!

Bonnie said...

What a selection of Halloween fun! I especially love those tags that make the treat bags extra special! And that shabby chic card is so lovely! As always you've added so many beautiful items of interest and still keep it from being crowded.

Anonymous said...

Great stuff kiddo!

Chris R. from Iowa

Benzi said...

You've been very busy in the last couple days that I haven't visited. These are awesome and bags. All just awesome.

Emily Keaton said...

Wow, Colleen!! These are stunning! Aren't those pumpkin faces fun? Your Love You card is so country chic, and those gift bags are too much fun. You've been busy! The new stamps look great. :)

Deb Hickman said...

Wow !!!! What can I say, all your projects look amazing !!! I love how you did the pumpkins, I would never thought of doing grey. The "love" card is pure shabby chic goodness, and the treat bags look gorgeous, love the toppers. Deb x

Donna B. said...

What a fun Halloween card!! And that Shabby Chic one is beautiful. The gift bags are FAB!!! You have been busy!!!

Jinny Newlin said...

These are absolutely stunning, Col! LOVE all your yummy trims and embellishments! And those white doilies on the kraft bags... Swoon! Gosh, I'm in love!

maria f. said...

You're welcome Colleen! These are fabulous - such a vintage scary feel to them. Love the touch of glitter. Glad to hear your cards are selling over at the boutique :)

Trish said...

I love your work. Very Stylish. Thank you for sharing.

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