Tuesday, January 8, 2019

WINNER!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the recent Ink Blot Shop giveaway from the Season's Givings blog hop!
Congratulations!

Please send me an e-mail with your US mailing address so I can get your prize out to you.
The winner will have 48 hours to contact me with their information.
Due to shipping costs, giveaways are available to US mailing addresses only.
The winner was randomly chosen using Random.org.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Season's Givings {Blog Hop - Year 7}

Welcome! 
Latisha has brought some great 
companies, designers, and friends 
together again for a fabulous blog hop! 
(Bonus: every single blog on the hop is hosting a giveaway!)

For those of you who may not know me or my company, my name is Tifany and I own Ink Blot Shop. I design clear stamps (made in the USA) for card making, Bible art journaling, bullet journaling, and more.
If you aren't already following Ink Blot Shop, please be sure to follow along on the @InkBlotShop Instagram account and the Ink Blot Shop Facebook page.

I am SO thankful for all the love that has been shown since I started my company, and I can never say THANK YOU enough. I wasn't really sure what to expect when I started off on my own, but the response has been incredible and I've been blessed with great friendships and wonderful opportunities because of it. 

2018 was a crazy year - business (and "real life") kept me busy and I didn't have a chance to get crafty as much as I would have liked. I seriously fell off the blogging wagon (and I think I might have even just lost the whole wagon!), but I have tried to keep up my posting as much as possible over on Instagram

As a little peek back at the year, here are the top nine posts:

And my most recent creation - unfortunately, a set of much needed sympathy cards:

Discount:
Because I am SO grateful for all of the support, I wanted to do something in addition to the giveaway below. So, just enter code GIVE19 during checkout on any order at www.inkblotshop.com through 1/7/2019 for 19% off your order.  

Giveaway:
And, of course, as a way to say a big THANK YOU for all the support I've been shown...I'd love to give away some of my sentiment sets to help you create cards for various occasions throughout 2019 (and beyond). 

The giveaway includes the following four stamp sets:

To enter:
Leave a comment on this blog post letting me know if you have chosen a word to motivate you throughout 2019 (and, if so, what word). And...if you had a word for 2018, I'd love to know that, too!

If you would like additional chances to win:
Comment on any of the posts associated with this particular giveaway on the Ink Blot Shop Facebook page and/or the @InkBlotShop Instagram account.

Rules of this giveaway:
Comments for the giveaway will close Sunday, January 6th @ 11:59pm (Eastern) and the winner will be announced Tuesday, January 8th here on this blog.
- The winner will have 48 hours to contact me with their information.
- Due to shipping costs, giveaways are available to US mailing addresses only.

Please remember to check back to see if you've won.

Disclaimer: This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and/or Twitter.

After leaving a comment, be sure to hop on over to
to continue on the hop.


Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy new year!
Full Hop List:
Lawn Fawn
Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine
Hero Arts
My Favorite Things
Reverse Confetti
My Sweet Petunia
Picket Fence Stamps
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Ink Blot Shop
Indigo Jade Art
Sunny Studio Stamps
Paper House Productions
Kraftin Kimmie Stamps
The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Newton's Nook Designs

Latisha Yoast
Lydia Fiedler
Lori Craig
Dina Kowal
Nichol Spohr
Chari Moss
Jenn Shurkus
Vera Yates
Ashley Newell
Beth Pingry
Giovana Smith
Dana Joy
Heather Hoffman
Margie Higuchi
Mindy Eggen
Julie Tilman
Cindy Lawrence
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Kelly Latevola
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Emily Leiphart
Kristi Goulet
Debi Adams
Tracey McNeeley
Wanda Guess
Ashley Harris
Tracey McLennon
Janine Tinklenberg
Amy Rysavy
Caly Person
Marcie Sharp
Mary-Ann Coulter
Amy Tsuruta
Tricia Barber
Shemaine Smith
Christine Meyer
Lisa Henke
Shellye McDaniel
Kathy Schweinfurth
Yvonne Van Der Grijp
Lynette Kaufmann
Laura Williams
Dana Tatar
Cheiron Brandon
Patti Gilliam
Gracie Chavez
Carisa Zglobicki
Debbie Seyer
Mariana Grigsby
Michelle Woerner
Deborah Saaranen
Lisa Stein

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Book Reviews :: Two New Inspire Bibles (Inspire Bible for Girls NLT and Inspire Catholic Bible NLT)

The Inspire Bible (New Living Translation) is a line of unique Bibles that are fantastic for those who love to be creative in their worship and study times. There are a lot of journaling Bible options out there, but one of the things that makes the Inspire Bible so unique is that it not only offers room for journaling and Bible art, but it is also like a built in coloring book. With over 400 illustrations throughout the different versions of the Inspire Bible, there is a lot to color in, but there is still plenty of room to do art & journaling of your own.

And now there are two new versions of the Inspire Bible - the Inspire Bible for Girls and the Inspire Catholic Bible:

First up - the Inspire Catholic Bible:
The leather-like cover of the Inspire Catholic Bible comes in rose gold with a rose gold foiled imprinted accents and a matching elastic strap for closure. The NLT text comes in 8.65 font size and is all black, printed in a single column. The pages have printed edges and a ribbon bookmark is included. The cover measures approximately 6 3/8" x 8 1/8" x 2" and the pages measure approximately 6" x 7 3/4" with a 2" margin (lightly lined where artwork is not included).
The Inspire Catholic Bible is much like the original Inspire Bible (including many of the same illustrations), but with the full biblical canon recognized by the Roman Catholic Church. For those, like me, who are unfamiliar with what this means, the following texts are included:
  • Tobit and Judith - placed after Nehemiah
  • 1 and 2 Maccabees - placed after Esther
  • Wisdom and Sirach (Ecclesiasticus) - placed after Song of Songs
  • Baruch - placed after Lamentations
The above texts contain 48 new illustrations, making over 450 illustrations throughout.



And then there is the Inspire Bible for Girls, which has several new extras not available in other versions of the Inspire Bible:
The hard paperback cover on the Inspire Bible for Girls has some embossed dimension with foiled imprinted accents. This is not your typical paperback cover (like you would find on a novel) - these covers are sturdy, and there is a slip box for additional protection. The NLT text comes in 8.65 font size and is black with teal accents, chapter numbers, and headings. The text is printed in a single column. The cover measures approximately 6 1/8" x 7 7/8" x 1 1/2" and the pages are edge-to-edge with a 1 7/8" margin (lightly lined where artwork is not included). 
There are over 500 line art illustrations in the Inspire Bible for Girls - with teal accents included on the book key Scripture verse illustrations. Many of the illustrations are from the original Inspire Bible, but there are several (something in the range of 75 or so) new designs.
Where the Inspire Bible for Girls differs most from other versions of the Inspire Bible is in the additional devotionals, fun facts, and journaling prompts. There are over 300 (I think I counted 318) devotionals - meaning you can read one devotional six days out of the week and it will take you a year to get through them all.
For each book (with 2 & 3 John being included with 1 John), there are key verses and fun facts shared. Throughout the Inspire Bible for Girls there are also over 160 journaling prompts to get you thinking (& writing).

No matter what you are looking for in a journaling Bible, the Inspire Bible line is sure to have something for you.

Happy reading! (And coloring!)
FTC Declaration: The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy through their book review bloggers program. This does not change the fact that I will give my honest opinion in my reviews.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

New releases from Ink Blot Shop, LLC!

There are FIVE new stamp sets from Ink Blot Shop, LLC...and THREE cute new zipper bag options, too! (And everything is available now!)

I'm so excited about these zipper bags, I just can't stand it! 
(See all the styles here.)

And now for the stamps...there are two new releases for Christmas - Newborn King:

And the punny Seasonings' Greetings:

And a new one for bullet journaling - Just The Months (Calendar Builder):

And last (but not least) two new backgrounds...

 and Cable Knit Background:


Thursday, September 20, 2018

New releases from Ink Blot Shop, LLC!

There are SIX new stamp sets (available now!) from Ink Blot Shop, LLC!

First up...this is a great one for making a big statement on your card front - Big Block Greetings:

And then there is this one...featuring a wide variety of sentiments in two styles.

There is a brand new alphabet...

  And three new critter sets - Tweet Talk:

Winging It:

 And Koala Hugs:


Thursday, July 26, 2018

WINNER!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the recent Ink Blot Shop giveaway from the Get Cracking on Christmas blog hop!
Congratulations!

Please send me an e-mail with your US mailing address so I can get your prize out to you.
{You can find the e-mail address here.}
The winner will have 48 hours to contact me with their information.
Due to shipping costs, giveaways are available to US mailing addresses only.
The winner was randomly chosen using Random.org.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Get Cracking On Christmas {Blog Hop}

Welcome! 
Jenn Shurkus has brought 
some great designers (and friends) 
together for a fabulous Christmas in July blog hop! 
(Bonus: there might be a few giveaways!)

For those of you who may not know me or my company, my name is Tifany and I own Ink Blot Shop. I design clear stamps (made in the USA) for card making, Bible art journaling, bullet journaling, and more.
If you aren't already following Ink Blot Shop, please be sure to follow along on the @InkBlotShop Instagram account and the Ink Blot Shop Facebook page.

The Projects:
For both cards, I used the Peas on Earth stamp set (without the peas). I am not a fan of red, so my Christmas cards generally tend toward non-traditional colors.
I started by stamping a couple of the globe images in a light ink, and used some markers to do a bit of no-line watercoloring. (One card is done with Zig markers and one is done with Tombow markers.)
I used the same basic layout (the sentiment over the globe) for both cards, but decided to add a little extra pizzazz to one by turning it into a shaker card. I heat embossed the sentiment on both cards to help it pop.
If you want to see another card design using the same Peas on Earth stamp set (this time with the peas), you can check it out here. And here are two more cards created by Jenn Shurkus for you to check out.

Although it was definitely a creative challenge for me to create Christmas cards in the middle of the summer, it was really fun to stretch myself and I hope you will give it a shot, too. If you do, please be sure to use #GetCrackingOnChristmas on your social media posts. 

The Giveaway:
Would you like to win the Peas on Earth stamp set that was used on my cards today? You can!
To enter:
Leave a comment on this blog post. That's it!

If you would like additional chances to win:
Comment on any of the posts associated with this particular giveaway on the Ink Blot Shop Facebook page and/or the @InkBlotShop Instagram account.

Rules of this giveaway:
Blog comments for the giveaway will close Monday, July 23rd @ 11:59pm (Eastern) and the winner will be announced Thursday, July 26th here on this blog.
- The winner will have 48 hours to contact me with their information.
- Due to shipping costs, giveaways are available to US mailing addresses only.
Please remember to check back to see if you've won.
Disclaimer: This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or Twitter.

After leaving a comment, be sure to hop on over to Jana Millen's site to continue on the hop.

The Hop List:
 >>> Tifany DeGough <<<

Thanks for stopping by today!
Get cracking!
Supplies: 
Stamps: Ink Blot Shop, LLC (Peas on Earth); 
Watercolor Paper: Ranger (Distress Watercolor Cardstock); 
Shaker Window: Grafix (Dura-Lar Clear Film);
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye (Lime Twist - Life of the Party 6x6); American Crafts (Dear Lizzy - 5th & Frolic 6x6); Crate Paper (Portrait Collection 6x6); 
Ink: Tsukineko (VersaFine - Onyx Black); Simon Says Stamp (Barely Beige); 
Markers: Tombow (452, 133, N75); Zig (31, 41, 94);
Embossing: American Crafts (Zing! Clear Embossing Powder);
Sequins: MultiCraft Imports (Go Green Sequins, Black & White Sequins); Martha Stewart (Iridescent Glitter); Pretty Pink Posh (Silver Heart Confetti);
Dies: Spellbinders (Standard Circles);
Tools: Fiskars (Trimmer, Scissors); Scor-Pal (Scoring Board); Wagner (Heat Gun);

Friday, June 22, 2018

WINNER!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the recent giveaway from the Ink Blot Shop / The Daily Marker!

Congratulations!

Please send me an e-mail with your US mailing address so I can get your prize out to you.
{You can find the e-mail address here.}
The winner will have 48 hours to contact me with their information.
Due to shipping costs, giveaways are available to US mailing addresses only.
The winner was randomly chosen using Random.org.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Ink Blot Shop & The Daily Marker {Blog Hop}

Welcome! 
The Daily Marker is bringing 
all sorts of great companies 
(including Ink Blot Shop
together for a wonderful blog hop today! 
(Bonus: there are giveaways!)

For those of you who may not know me or my company, my name is Tifany and I own Ink Blot Shop. I design clear stamps (made in the USA) for card making, Bible art journaling, bullet journaling, and more.
If you aren't already following Ink Blot Shop, please be sure to follow along on the @InkBlotShop Instagram account and the Ink Blot Shop Facebook page.

The Project:
The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge is all about getting a little bit of coloring in every day (even if it's only 5 minutes). And if you haven't been able to color each day? Don't let that stop you! 
You are not alone. 
I haven't colored every day either...but I am doing my best to get it in when I can. I am so glad Kathy started this challenge - it has been good for me to realize that even a little bit of creativity is worth it. And, please - don't feel like you always need to create a whole card or project to have accomplished something.

I've tried to participate in several of Kathy's coloring challenges now (I say tried, because I am in no way getting a perfect attendance award), and I wanted to have a personal goal to help motivate me this round. I had two ideas: building up a little stash of decorated envelopes, and getting some quick note cards (flat, a little bigger than business card size) together so I have something handy for when I would like to write a note to a customer. In order to accomplish my goal, I spent a chunk of time one day just stamping out some pieces so I had a stash ready to color.
 
Today I wanted to share what I did with some of the stamped envelopes. (The stamps are from my Envelope Mail Art stamp set.) Most of my coloring on these is done using some Tombow markers and a little bit of water on a paintbrush. Since I had the envelopes pre-stamped and the coloring supplies were out, it was easy to watercolor several envelopes at once.
And while I was waiting for the watercolored envelopes to dry, I colored a few more envelopes (particularly the kraft envelopes) with colored pencils.
I don't often have time to create a card and/or envelope right when I need it, so having a little stash ready to pull from is really going to help me out.

I encourage you to play along in this month's coloring challenge...and don't forget to use #thedailymarker30day when sharing on your social media accounts.

The Giveaway:
Would you like to win the Envelope Mail Art stamp set that was used on my envelopes today? You can!
To enter:
Leave a comment on this blog post. That's it!

If you would like additional chances to win:
Comment on any of the posts associated with this particular giveaway on the Ink Blot Shop Facebook page and/or the @InkBlotShop Instagram account.

Rules of this giveaway:
Blog comments for the giveaway will close Wednesday, June 20th @ 11:59pm (Eastern) and the winner will be announced Friday, June 22nd here on this blog.
- The winner will have 48 hours to contact me with their information.
- Due to shipping costs, giveaways are available to US mailing addresses only.
Please remember to check back to see if you've won.
Disclaimer: This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or Twitter.

After leaving a comment, be sure to hop on over to Ink on 3's site to continue on the hop.

The Hop List:
 >>> Ink Blot Shop <<<

Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy coloring!