Archive for the Announcement Category

Nov 19 2013

Pin it to Win it Winners!

Thank you all for playing along with our Pin it to Win it game…we loved seeing what inspires you from our Inspiration Team!

Congratulations Amy and SammyD you are the random winners of the new Tim Holtz Layering Stencils!!! Please send your information to info@inspirationemporium so we can send you out your prize!

And, how about a little inspiration using the new layering stencils?

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How cool is this page by Lisa Hoel? We love the way she used the layering stencils.  Using gesso, sprays, paints and ink to add color and texture!

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Pam Hooten wows us with another great journal layout…breathtaking texture, color…and incredible message.  Pam used paints, inks, gesso and embossing paste…layering stencils just make it so easy to add amazing detail to your projects!

Thank you for playing along…we hope you found some inspiration while you pinned and find some time during this busy time of year to be creative!

Nov 12 2013

Pin It to Win It!

Did you know that the Inspiration Emporium design team LOVES to Pin? Our Pinterest board is brimming with awesome projects, curated by our talented team, and you’ll always fine plenty of cool ideas to get your creative wheels turning.

Since we just got our hands on the two BRAND NEW Tim Holtz stencils– the holiday-perfect Holly Bough and ultra-versatile Harlequin– we thought it would be fun to celebrate our love of Pinterest with a giveaway! This is super easy– all you need is your own Pinterest account. To be eligible to win, simply peruse this blog and find a project you particularly love from any of our tutorials or monthly challenges. Pin it to your Pinterest account, then return to THIS POST and leave a comment that includes the link for your Pin. See? Easy peasy. We’ll choose one winner for each of the two new stencils, and the names will be announced on our blog and Facebook page Monday, November 18.

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Jun 27 2013

Online Card Classes Summer Card Camp 2 GIVEAWAY!!

We are happy to announce another great class from our friends at Online Card Classes!!!

Join your Online Card Classes Summer Camp counselors—Kristina WernerJennifer McGuire, and friends—for a three-week adventure packed with cardmaking ideas! Each day, you’ll discover a new way to have fun with your cardmaking supplies, whether we’re exploring a color combo, transforming a design sketch, or learning a new technique together. Summer Card Camp 2 includes designs from over 40 guest artists (yay!), lively videos, PDFs containing step-by-step instructions, shopping discounts, and loads of giveaways! Plus, you’ll have lifetime access to all of the class content—talk about making that summertime feeling last! Summer Card Camp 2 runs July 8-29. Sign up now for only $35!

Our generous friends are once again, letting us give away 3 spots to this great class!

There are 3 WAYS TO ENTER! That means…3 CHANCES TO WIN!!!
1. Leave a comment below.
2. Like our Facebook page (if you haven’t already), and share this post on Facebook–making sure to link to this giveaway post– then leave a comment below to let us know that you’ve done so.
3. Follow i_emporium on Twitter, then Tweet about this giveaway using the hashtag #IEGiveaway, making sure you include a link to this post. Then come back and comment here to let us know you’ve Tweeted.
Be sure to leave a separate comment for your Facebook and Twitter entries! Good Luck!!!
(Entries accepted until Sunday, June 30th at midnight PST)

 

Apr 18 2013

Online Card Classes: His and Hers Giveaway

We are excited to share a new online class:

Learn to create fabulous designs for both the men and women on your cardmaking list with His and Hers from Online Card Classes! Follow along with Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire and amazing guest artists as we explore how to take a single technique, product, sketch, etc and use it for both genders. Learn to also stretch your stash for girl and guy cards alike, and so much more. By the end of class, you’ll have cards you can give year-round, no matter the recipient. His & Hers includes 17+ videos and 34+ cards (every card has a video!), PDFs, shopping discounts (including from Inspiration Emporium!), prizes, lifetime access and more.

Class starts April 29. For more information on His and Hers, visit Online Card Classes.

We are giving away 3 spots to this great class!

3 WAYS TO ENTER! 3 CHANCES TO WIN!!!
1. Leave a comment below.
2. Like our Facebook page (if you haven’t already), and share this post on Facebook–making sure to link to this giveaway post– then leave a comment below to let us know that you’ve done so.
3. Follow i_emporium on Twitter, then Tweet about this giveaway using the hashtag #IEGiveaway, making sure you include a link to this post. Then come back and comment here to let us know you’ve Tweeted.
Be sure to leave a separate comment for your Facebook and Twitter entries! Good Luck!!!
(Entries accepted until Sunday, April 22nd at midnight PST)

 

Apr 1 2013

Metallic Distress Paint Winners!!

The new Metallic Distress Paints are flying out the door!!! They are so so cool!! You MUST run to see the latest 12 Tags of 2013 from Tim Holtz…it is amazing, and he shows you how incredible the new paints are…RUN…no joke, super cool…

As for the lucky winners…

Congratulations Michael Farrell, Pamela Romero and Victoria Sturdevant!!!  We have a set of the 3 new paints just for you! 

Please send your information to info@inspirationemporium.com to claim your prizes! We can’t wait to see what cool things you do with the paints!

 

Mar 29 2013

Distress Paint Fun

Have you had the chance to play with the New Distress Paints yet? If you have, you know how amazing they are! The paint truly is like nothing we have used before…it is so smooth and fluid, covers fantastically, and the finish is cool!

We have a few projects to share from the team using the paints, but first…

That’s right, folks…there are Metallic Distress Paints in the house!!!! Whoohooo!! Thank you Ranger and Tim Holtz for this innovative, super cool product!!! 

To celebrate, Big Mama is giving away THREE sets of new paints!!! The 3 ways to win:

1. Leave a comment below, telling us your favorite distress paint color.
2. Like our Facebook page (if you haven’t already), and share this post on Facebook–making sure to link to this giveaway post– then leave a comment below to let us know that you’ve done so.
3. Follow i_emporium on Twitter, then Tweet about this giveaway using the hashtag #IEGiveaway, making sure you include a link to this post. Then come back and comment here to let us know you’ve Tweeted.
Be sure to leave a separate comment for your Facebook and Twitter entries! Good Luck!!!
(Entries accepted until Sunday, March 31st at midnight PST)
GOOD LUCK!!!!

Now, on to the projects…

First up, is our super sweet social media coordinator, Linda Ledbetter with her card for the P.O.P. Challenge….we love how she used water to blend her paints together…gorgeous!

Lisa Hoel played with the paints on her embossed metal tape…sanding after painting reveals such great texture and shine!

Here Lisa did a marble background with the paints…then stamped with the paint…so many possibilities!

Richele Christensen perfectly shows how great these paints are on metal…they have great coverage, remain true to color, and are really easy to blend.

If you haven’t tried them yet, you HAVE to get your hands on some…they are simply incredible!!!

Mar 17 2013

Lucky Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! We have a few amazingly green projects from our team to share…but first up: the LUCKY winner of the Online Card Classes: Pattern Play spots!!

CONGRATULATIONS to Kris Whittaker, Tiffany Johnson, and Andrea Garland!!! Today is your lucky day, class starts tomorrow!! Please email your information to info@inspirationemporium.com and we will get you set up.

Pam Hooten has thrilled us with this adorable necklace of charms…the shrink plastic and the mini vial are too cute!

Jim Hankins seriously rocks our world with this amazing card…just wait till you see the inside:

Right? Incredible!!! the layers of clovers are really great on this pop ‘n cuts card!!

                                             

Lisa Hoel cleverly created this ‘pot ‘o gold’ card for her mom…it is such a cool use of pop ‘n cuts…a card AND a gift!

Sue Kment shares this adorable card…we decided that all this green HAD to be shared today! so so cute!!

Thank you for stopping in, we are always grateful you did!

 

Mar 12 2013

Online Card Classes: Pattern Play Giveaway

We are excited to share a new online class:

Love pretty patterned paper? Grab your favorites and join Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire and friends for Online Card Classes’ newest class – Pattern Play.

Make the most of your patterned paper stash while learning tips and tricks and discovering both clean-and-simple and advanced techniques. Pattern Play includes many card ideas – all with videos – and a variety of card styles. Add step-by-step pdfs, a forum, giveaways, shopping discounts, additional inspiration and a gallery, and you’ll be ready to use your pretty papers in fun new ways.

Class runs March 18-25 but you will have lifetime access to the content. Sign up now for only $16! 

We are giving away 3 spots to this great class!

3 WAYS TO ENTER! 3 CHANCES TO WIN!!!
1. Leave a comment below, telling us your favorite brand of pattered paper.
2. Like our Facebook page (if you haven’t already), and share this post on Facebook–making sure to link to this giveaway post– then leave a comment below to let us know that you’ve done so.
3. Follow i_emporium on Twitter, then Tweet about this giveaway using the hashtag #IEGiveaway, making sure you include a link to this post. Then come back and comment here to let us know you’ve Tweeted.
Be sure to leave a separate comment for your Facebook and Twitter entries! Good Luck!!!
(Entries accepted until Sunday, March 17th at 7pm PST)

 

Mar 2 2013

Inspiration Team Renewal

Spring..a time of renewal and growth.  We think this is a perfect time to announce some exciting changes to the Inspiration Team.

We have some additions, but we would be remiss in not first saying a HUGE thank you to some of our team members that are following another path.  Kelly Booth, thank you for your amazing coloring and creative designs.  Beate Johns, thank you for your unbelievable layering and gorgeous cards.  Sherry Goodloe, thank you for your soulful art and eclectic style.  Kisa Peters, thank you for being there from the start and supporting your IE family.  You will all have a place in our hearts and are forever part of the IE family!

Now, we humbling and with much excitement announce five new members of our Inspiration Team…please join us in welcoming them to our family.

Heather Smith…her style is…layered, aged, grunged…

We are so excited to have Heather, she just recently started her blog and we love that we are beginning this journey with her!

Lisa Hoel…her style is eclectic, distressed, layered…

We love that Lisa enjoys playing along with challenges, she puts a fabulous spin on them and inspires us with her inky deliciousness!

Spike…her style is eclectic, adventurous, daring…

We adore Spike’s ability to get seriously inky and think outside the box…then, surprise us with a sweet and simple card!

Sue Kment…her style is CAS, cute, colorful…

We are blown away with Sue’s coloring and super cute style, her work is just A-dor-able!

Danielle Lounds…her style is color, texture, changeable…

Oh how we LOVE Danielle’s layers and textures on her cards, add in her unbelievable coloring and it is sheer fabulousness!

We are so excited to see what our amazing team comes up with each month! Thank you for coming along on our journey and theirs!!

To celebrate we are offering 15% off all orders until Friday, March 9, 2013…use coupon code inspire, go shopping!!!

Jan 22 2013

Winners Winners…We’ve got your winners here…

We’ve randomly chosen the winners of the 3 spots we are giving away to this AMAZING class!!

Blog Winner: Pam Sparks

Facebook Winner: Pam Fairchild

Twitter Winner: Sue McRae

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Please email info@inspirationemporium.com to claim your spot!

There is still time to sign up…you don’t want to miss the fun and inspiration…For more information on the class, check HERE.