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Old 07-17-2018, 05:09 PM   #1
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Hi, & Welcome to this week's Inspiration Challenge. US Mint Sheets Site



The very first thing I ever collected as a purchased item was postage stamps, I was given a book by my dad's mama because, my dad had collected them as a kid. So, it was something my dad found easy to gift me with too new plate blocks. to this day I still buy extra sheets and hoard them for special envelopes. I have been smiling lately watching the some of the calligraphers I admire using lots of vintage postage on their envelopes with the art they stamp or draw there. So, I thought it would be fun to see what was still "out there" available to buy.

If you click on the "sheets Index" it takes you to this page where you can sort the stamps by number, topic or keyword.

I did do a search on Military and found these Uniform stamps. As at the time you read this my son is at SGT class for the USMC. ( I actually ended up making a second card for his promotion as I tend to promote this challenge on Facebook and he would see it before the mail could deliver it.


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I am looking forward to see what sparks you all.


Use the keyword: IC659(no spaces or extra characters) when you upload your card, and make sure you put commas between your key words. Include your inspiration image in the description of your project being sure to only include links from


Use the Keyword IC659
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Here is a link to My Card


Did you know, we have an Inspiration Challenge Pinterest Board? Be sure to check it out!

For those of you who say you get overwhelmed with having too many, or too little,
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So just stick with one (or all) of those for your inspiration.
Click on the images below to see them bigger and to get their links on SCS.


How to Play ~ View the attached images. You may be inspired to recreate the pieces ~ but that isn't necessary ... get your inspiration from the colors, layout, style or 'theme'. Just enjoy wherever your inspired creative journey takes you. Remember, if you are inspired by the creation of another artist, please do not use print-outs of the art in your creation or directly copy their work. Make the inspiration piece your own. Don't worry ~ no card is 'wrong' and there is no time limit for uploading your card for the challenge. There are no rules, so let your creative juices run wild ~ be *inspired* and go get stamping!

Don't forget about No Upload Sunday - Let's give the gallery moderators a day off and not upload on Sunday (unless, of course, you are a Fan Club member - yet another reason to spend a little money on your favorite site). Also, remember to link to your SCS gallery post in this thread. Thanks for Joining along with us!


NEED HELP GETTING A LINK TO YOUR INSPIRATION PICTURE? Since so many are having trouble grabbing the link to just one picture, please try this:

If you are unable to grab the link of your chosen picture, (on some sites, you can't, it only gives a link to the whole collection), hover over the picture in the collection that you want to link to. On a windows machine, right click the picture (on a Mac, 2 finger click). When the options come up, select COPY IMAGE ADDRESS. This link will be for that picture.

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Old 07-20-2018, 09:16 PM   #2
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Thanks, Stacy! This was such a fun site! It's a very rare thing to actually have the inspiration item IRL!!!

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Old 07-20-2018, 09:22 PM   #3
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Thanks for the fun challenge, Stacy! Hereís my Tiffany Lamp. Thanks so much for looking.
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Old 07-20-2018, 09:54 PM   #4
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Great site, Stacy. Here’s my hummingbird:

IC659 Hummingbird by snowmanqueen - at Splitcoaststampers
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Old 07-20-2018, 11:34 PM   #5
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My card: IC659-With Sympathy by parknslide - at Splitcoaststampers
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Old 07-21-2018, 02:19 AM   #6
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I had fun to take out my Chinese dragon die

IC659 Chinese Lantern by snietje - at Splitcoaststampers
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Old 07-21-2018, 02:37 AM   #7
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Fun challenge today, thanks Stacy

IC657 ~ Celebration by sistersandie - at Splitcoaststampers

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Old 07-21-2018, 03:19 AM   #8
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What a fun site to look at! Thanks Stacy! Here's mine:

IC659, and all that JAZZ by jdmommy - at Splitcoaststampers
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Awesome site Stacy! Here are my cards:

IC659 Lacy Birthday by Shoe Girl - at Splitcoaststampers
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Old 07-21-2018, 04:26 AM   #10
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Terrific challenge, Stacy. I'm one who always buys special issue stamps....and saves a few of the ones I REALLY like. Thanks.

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Old 07-21-2018, 06:50 AM   #11
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Fun site Stacy! I like to use commemorative stamps and I remember a lot of the ones on this site.

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Thanks for a fun challenge! I'm normally not interested in postage stamps, but I looked at every page!

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How fun! I spent many hours with my stamp album when I was young! here's my inspired Monarch Butterfly stamp card! IC659 Hello Beautiful by artystamper - at Splitcoaststampers
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Frun challenge Stacy, thank you.


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Another Christmas card made after a quick browse of this challenge before I went out to my craft group. Teddy bears and snowmen inspired this one
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I am one of those who love to use vintage postage on my envies. Thanks for sharing this site, Stacy. Inspired by

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What a wonderful site! Tons of inspiration!

Inspired by Postage Stamps by susanbri - at Splitcoaststampers
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Here is my take on the challenge:

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This was a good inspiration challenge, Stacy.

here is my card--

IC659, Cardinal Christmas by stampmontana - at Splitcoaststampers
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I just discovered I still had a window open on my computer with one of the mint sheets I'd considered using as my inspiration back in July and decided to belatedly make a card inspired by it! Hope it's okay to list it this late:

Teddy Sending Joy by susanbri - at Splitcoaststampers
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