Friday, October 9, 2015

Lil' Inker Designs October Release Blog Hop {Day 2}

Welcome to Day 2 of the Lil' Inker Designs October Release Blog Hop! (If you're just starting here, head back to the LID blog to start at the beginning! You'll be so glad you did!) Yesterday, I told you that we were all about CHRISTMAS with this release. That was mostly true, but we also have a few stellar fall items new to the store as well. 

I have to tell you, that I DREAMED about our new Leaf Love dies. I spent all last fall secretly thinking, "I wish I had leaf dies just about THIS size," - and low and behold, they magically appeared in my mailbox this year.  I immediately set to work on a fall garland, fall tags, fall cards. . . I'm in love. And when I didn't think I could be any MORE smitten with it, I discovered that after die-cutting the leaves, I could run them through my machine again with one of our Cover Ups background dies, and add some fun pattern and texture to the leaves! ACK! So much love!

As if all that wasn't just fabulous enough. . . .there is a STAMP SET, called Leafy Greetings,  which coordinates with the new Leaf Love dies. So, if you don't feel like adding pattern or texture to the leaves. . . you can stamp a sentiment right inside the leaf! Genius! (I'm so in love with the swirly wonderful fonts that Lil' Inker has been using lately!!!)

Alright. . .hop along my friends! 
Sarah Jay is up next!
Thanks so much for stopping by! xoxo

Lil' Inker Designs products used on these projects:

(Did you see the sweet stitching on these babies!?)

(each of these stamps fits perfectly into one of the 
Leaf Love Dies! LOVE!)

(this stamp set was part of last month's release. 
How perfectly does it coordinate!?)

All links to Lil' Inker Designs are affiliate links. When you shop from my links, I may receive a small compensation, but you don't pay a penny extra. Sweet deal, huh!? Thanks so much for using my links when you shop! xoxo

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Lil' Inker Designs October Release Blog Hop {Day 1}

Hooray! Hooray! It's TODAY! I'm so excited to kick off the fabulous October Release blog hop for Lil' Inker Designs. Seriously - you are in for a TREAT this week! I hope you've got your Christmas Crafty Pants on, because you're going to be fired up to start creating NOW for the holidays! 

Sooooo, without further ado. . . .I have three cards to share with you today. 

Sometimes I see a stamp set, and I just know it's going to be wildly popular - and that's just how I feel about the Oh Deer Christmas Stamp Set. This set packs such a punch, and this deer is the perfect size to really fill a card front, so it's just FUN to stamp him and color or paper-piece, and then add a few layers and embellishments. I used my Touch Twin markers to color the deer and leaves, and then I paper-pieced the banner, and stamped the berries. 

Next up, I paired the Ornamental Christmas Stamps and coordinating dies along with the Wrapper's Delight: Sunburst die to create this shiny, bold holiday card. The gold cardstock with the coral and black makes such a striking and just slightly unexpected holiday look. 

And lastly for today - a little sparkle. The Merry & Bright Holiday Greeting Die is. . . AHHHHMAZING. It it so beautiful, and it cuts perfectly. I love intricate dies that actually CUT PROPERLY, and I was quite pleased with how nicely this die does its job! Think about the quick and simple holiday cards that could be mass-produced with this baby!

So? Are you inspired yet? Continue on the hop, my crafty friends because I'm quite sure the designers will WOW you with their projects for the next three days!  Remember to comment along the way, each day, for a chance to win one of three $15 gift certificates to the Lil' Inker Designs store!

 Thanks so much for stopping by today! Happy hopping! 
Head on to Jennifer Carter next!

 Lil' Inker Designs products used on today's projects:

(make your own gift tags with these babies! 
Stamp, die cut, and tie them on a package! LOVE this!)

All Lil' Inker Designs links are affiliate links, meaning if you make a purchase using my links, I may receive a small compensation - but you don't pay an extra penny. A pretty sweet deal, right?! Thanks so much for using my links when you shop!

Monday, October 5, 2015

CardMaker Magazine/Lil' Inker Designs Blog Hop!

Hello, friends! I'm so happy to be participating in the CardMaker Magazine blog hop with Lil' Inker Designs! You should have arrived here from Mendi Yoshikawa's blog but if not, head on over to the CardMaker Magazine blog to start at the beginning! 

We're all about AUTUMN colors on this blog hop, so I pulled out a few of my favorite dies and some warm colored cardstock to create this quick card. Quick - seriously! It was! I'm absolutely obsessed with the Cover Up Die: Stitched Woodgrain, and the Perky Posies dies from Lil' Inker Designs. And this swirly, delicious Thanksgiving sentiment stamp pulled it all together. Flowers aren't just for springtime you know! 

Layering all these flowers in different colors and sizes is really fun and it creates so much dimension on a card. And I've been telling you for weeks now. . . I can't stop with the twisted twine behind my sentiments lately. I just CAN'T STOP! ( I might need a twine intervention.) 

And now, crafty friends, your next stop along the hop is 

Thanks so much for joining us on today's CardMaker/Lil' Inker Designs blog hop! Have a great day! xoxo

Lil' Inker Designs Products used on today's card:

All Lil' Inker links are affiliate links. This means that if you shop from my links, I may receive a small compensation, but you don't pay a single cent more. Sweet deal, huh!? Thanks for using my links when you shop at Lil' Inker Designs!

Monday, September 14, 2015

{Technique Tuesday & Cath Edvalson}

Hello friends! I am absolutely, positively, and COMPLETELY thrilled to celebrate with my friends, Cath Edvalson and Technique Tuesday on Cath's new collection of stamps and dies which debuted at TT earlier this month. 

And what better way to celebrate??? A blog hop of course. After all, we're crafters, and when we aren't crafting - we're blog hopping! I am sweating and giggly, just being in the lineup with the amazing crafters participating in today's hop. You should have come here from the lovely and talented Melissa Phillips. I just know you're loving the inspiration, and I can't wait to check it all out myself!  (If you're just starting here, or you get lost along the way, head to the Technique Tuesday blog for the whole list of participants!)

So, I have two projects to share with you today, using Cath's Heartfelt Thanks stamp set, Chain of Flowers die, and Garden Leaves die. 

The Garden Leaves die is my favorite of this release (I think. . .it's so very hard to choose!) The leaves can be used by themselves, or with the shadow layer behind them. I had a ton of fun playing around with all the different options!

You can find all of Cath's products on the Technique Tuesday website, as well as at Simon Says Stamp and Ellen Hutson

Blog hops also mean PRIZES! (Am I right!?) Comment along the hop for a chance to win! One person will win all 5 of Cath's new products, and two other lucky winners will receive $25 gift certificates to Technique Tuesday! Leave a comment on one blog, or all of them! More comments equal more chances to win! (Comments close at midnight PST on Sept. 16th, 2015. The three winners will be announced on the Technique Tuesday blog on Sept. 18th, 2015.)

And now, be on your merry, crafty way to Jaclyn Miller and enjoy the rest of the hop! Thanks for celebrating Cath Edvalson and her beautiful new collection with Technique Tuesday!

Friday, September 11, 2015

September Monthly Meetup Challenge: Colors of Fall {Lil' Inker Designs}

Hello friends! Today kicks off the latest Monthly Meetup Challenge at Lil' Inker Designs! We have a theme for this month, the Colors of Fall. 

Here's the scoop on the September MMC Inspiration Challenge:

  • Make any project inspired by the cards you see in the graphic above, and/or use the colors of Fall
  • Upload your project to your blog or favorite online gallery and link to the challenge's InLinkz tool (below) by 9/18/2015, 11:30 PM (EST) on the Lil' Inker Blog post
  • Your post should also contain the inspiration graphic and a link to our challenge.
  • In order to be eligible for a prize your project must exclusively feature stamps and dies from Lil' Inker Designs.
  • If you're on Instagram and share your project make sure you tag @lilinkerdesigns #monthlymeetupchallenge

This month we will be giving away TWO $25 gift certificates to Lil' Inker Designs to two lucky winners! How cool is THAT!?

Okay, on to my challenge card. . . . I'm not even kidding you, I whipped this baby up in 15 minutes. One of the things I love about the products from Lil' Inker is that they make card-making so EASY. I grabbed a background die (Cover Up Die: Pointelle) and a circle die (Dual Stitched Circles die) a stamp set (Paint Your Canvas), and the Perky Posies flower dies that I use over. and over. and over. And this came together easy peasy. I added a few embellishments (a little loopy twine, because I can't stop with the loopy twine) and sequins (because I can't stop with the sequins.) 

Okay friends, if you haven't already, head on over to the Lil' Inker Designs blog, for lots more inspiration - there's even a video there for you, and seriously - one of the featured cards blew my mind. It was one of those head-slapping moments of "WHY didn't I ever think of THAT!?" I'm inspired. . .and I hope you are too! And then, sit down and create something for our Colors of Fall challenge! Hugs, my friends! Thanks for stopping by today!


Lil 'Inker Designs products used on this project:

This post contains affiliate links for Lil' Inker Designs. When you make purchases through my links, I  may earn a small compensation - but you don't pay an extra penny. Sweet deal, huh!? Thanks for shopping through my links! (And seriously - you NEED those Perky Posies dies!) :)

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Lil' Inker Designs September Release Blog Hop {Day 3}

Hello and welcome to Day 3 of the Lil' Inker Designs Blog Hop! We've been celebrating FALL Y'ALL, and I'm loving it! So without further ado. . .one more fall project for you today.

I created this Give Thanks card, plus a little placecard which would be perfect to reproduce for a Thanksgiving table setting. The new stamp set, So Thankful, will have you all set for beautiful Thanksgiving crafting and the So Thankful Label Die will make those projects EASY PEASY! 

 And next, a completely NOT holiday, autumn-looking card. But how amazingly gorgeous is the new Wrapper's Delight: Lattice die!? It is REALLY fun, and I'm looking forward to lots of creative projects with this background. For today, I did a super simple card using the Hello Word Die, and some scraps of cardstock. Quick, easy, and fabulous! 

Thanks so much for hopping with us this week. It's fun to share the new goodness coming from Lil' Inker Designs! I hope you've had fun . . .don't forget to comment along the way for your chance to win one of three $15 gift certificates from the Lil' Inker Designs store! And now, head to the lovely Jennifer Carter!

Here's the entire blog list, in case you aren't starting from the beginning!
LID Blog
Karen Baker
Amy Kolling
Heather Hoffman
Laura Williams {YOU ARE HERE!}
Jennifer Carter
Sarah Jay 
Chrissy Larson
Maureen Merritt

 Lil' Inker Designs store

Product used on today's projects:
 So Thankful Label Die

Friday, September 4, 2015

Lil' Inker Designs September Release Blog Hop {Day 2}

Hello friends! Welcome to Day 2 of the Lil' Inker Designs Blog Hop! I just love blog hop week, don't you?! So much inspiration and fun! Yesterday I shared some Halloween projects with you, and today I thought I'd share some apple projects! The Teacher Talk Stamps, and Apple Pieces Dies are just fabulous for fall projects. 

On the first card I mainly used the Apple Pieces dies. I die cut the whole set of dies in three colors and then pieced them together mixing and matching the colors. It was a lot of fun to create! Paired with a simple sentiment from the Teacher Talk stamps, this card came together really simply (especially with the Border Builders dies for that fun swirly strip!)

 And next, a teacher card - I'm going to send this card into one of my son's teachers, just to say "thank you and HOORAY we've made it through the first few weeks of school!" I created both background patterns using the stamp set, and then the Teacher Word Die as part of the sentiment.

 Thanks for hopping with us on Day 2 . . .stop back by tomorrow, my friends for the third and final day! Be sure to comment on each blog, each day, for a chance to win one of three $15 gift certificates to the Lil' Inker Designs store! All of the new products are in the store NOW, so head there after the hop to check out all the delicious goodies! See you tomorrow! xoxo

Here's the entire hop list in case you didn't start at the beginning!

Products used on today's projects: