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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

October New Release Day 2 - BIG Announcement!

Hello there and fancy meeting you here again!
I'm baaaack for day 2 of our new release hop featuring stamps and dies for all your holiday crafting!

Did you see the video I created for you showing you all the items from the new release? If not check it out here:

Here, once again, is a look at all of the items we released in store this week...

If you would like to learn all about these new stamps and dies you can do one of two things. You can read my DAY 1 POST HERE or you can head to our WEBSITE HERE and read the individual product descriptions which a chock full of helpful hints and good to know facts that might not be obvious at first glance like how the Filled Christmas Trees Stamp Set actually has 6 trees because the small tops can be used by themselves and die cut with the small die in our Dual Stitched Trees Die Set.

Would you like to see some projects I made? Here we go! I'll begin by showing off our new Filled Christmas Tree Stamps and Dual Stitched Tree Dies. I love how this first card came out.

I started with a white card base and die cut the border with our Silly Stitched Dies and the center frame was cut with our Stitched Mats: Ovals. Then, I stamped one of the trees twice from the Filled Christmas Trees Stamps which I watercolored with my Clean Color Real Brush Markers that I love so much. After drying, each tree was die cut with the smallest tree in the Dual Stitched Trees Die Set. Then the trees were glued back to back but not before I put a linen thread between them so that I could suspend the tree in the frame on both ends. Then, I popped in the Noel i which I heat embossed onto vellum.

Here's a little closer look. I should have used fishing wire but I just didn't have it on hand. My linen thread did the trick!

Here I have a trio of tags all done in a slightly different way. I don't know about you but I use tons of gift tags at Christmas. In the centers of the two largest tags I opted to use our Sassy Script Stamps to create my own sentiments. The peace tag on the left was heat embossed in gold and then watercolored while the one on the right was stamped and watercolored. The center tag uses the top of the tree and the smaller tree die. Over its center the word peace is from our Rustic Christmas Stamps and is backed by our Tombstone Peek A Boo Die. 

Here I made a quick little treat using a Kraft Pillow Box and a tag featuring our new All the Christmas You'll Ever Need 2 Stamps. See how this sentiment fits perfectly onto our Oh My Ornaments Die? That wasn't an accident! A lot of the sentiments in this set will fit on these ornaments. YAY!!! This was simply wrapped with pattern paper and tied with some green seam binding and jingle bells.

This might be my favorite card I made for this release! I started with a green card base and die cut and oldie but goodie Cover Up Die: Christmas which I laid over the front. Then, for my focal point I did a little watercoloring and once dried I stamped and heat embossed this fab and hand drawn sentiment. I finished off the design with some twine and some velvet holly leaves topped with a button. Oh and Sequins! Can't forget the sequins!

(Wow, I love that last card so much!) Hee hee!!

Ok, so I decided that it's time to shake things up a bit!!!! We usually give away three $15 store credit prizes with each new release. Well, would you like a chance at winning the ENTIRE RELEASE?

To be eligible to win the ENTIRE OCTOBER 2016 RELEASE from Lil' Inker Designs, leave your comments by 10/30/2016 at 11:30 PM EST and be sure to leave a comment on each DT Member's blog for each of the three new release posts. 

We will announce the HUGE PRIZE WINNER with our release re-cap post that I'll be doing towards the end of next week.

Now, with that being said - off you go to hop!

Here is a list of everyone participating in today's hop:

LID Blog  <<------ You are here

Jessica Frost Ballas

Joy Taylor

Heather Hoffman

Karen Baker

Chrissy Larson

Angel Rivera

Lisa Henke

Amy Kolling

Jennifer Carter

Sarah Jay

Stephanie Gold

Then, don't forget to swing by OUR STORE to pick out your favorites!!

Thank you so much for spending part of your day with us today and thank you in advance for your comments and feedback and support of Lil' Inker Designs. We'll see you here tomorrow for our third and final day of our October New Release Hop!



Tuesday, October 25, 2016

October New Release Hop Day 1!

Hello, Lil' Inker Friends!! Thanks for joining us today for Day 1 of our October New Release Hop!!

We have some exciting, beautiful, funny and creative new stamps and dies for you. I can't wait to show them to you!

If you'd like to watch the New Release Review Video I've prepared for you click here to watch or just keep on reading!

Here we go!

Last season our Oh Deer Christmas Stamp Set was a smash hit and we HAD to bring you a second edition for this year! Here is 'Tis the Season! This image features a sweet bird among the holiday foliage. All the sentiments included in the set stamp right on the banner and if you have the Oh Deer Christmas Set the sentiments are interchangeable. Woo hoo!! 
You will Loooooooove coloring this set. I've been obsessed with my Zig Clean Color Brush Pens - the perfect match for this pretty, yet rustic image.

Yup, our Baubled Christmas Wreath Die ROCKS!!! You will love experimenting with this die in all different colors and adorning it with your favorite embellishments! The circles in the die will fit sequins in sizes 4, 5, 6, 8 and 10 mm! The dies included in the center will cut to assist you in decorating!  This is a FUN ONE!!


Our Brush Script Christmas Word Dies are a MUST HAVE! You will receive a set of three word dies in a beautiful brushed font; Believe, Wish and Hope. While we did design these with the holidays in mind, with a little creative license, they can totally be used for other occasions. These dies are perfectly oversized and sure to add elegance to your cards and paper crafted projects.

This is our new Merry Christmas Word Die. It's sweet, script-y and to the point. It's easy to add a pretty sentiment easily to your holiday cards. Enjoy!!! It's a no-brainer!! :)

Another no-brainer! This die has a bit more of a masculine feel like our Happy Birthday Border Die done in the same fashion, but totally fits with so many styles and goodies either already in your stash or included in this release. You will love experimenting with this die!

This is a follow up to last season's stamp set of the same name. This year, our All the Christmas You'll Ever Need 2 is a set of beautifully hand-illustrated sentiments with a bit of humor and flair. Good to know: several of these stamps stamp to fit on our Oh My Ornaments Dies which is super fun!

Our Rustic Christmas Stamps and Dies really surprised me. I knew I loved them as I was working with this art but I found myself reaching for the images again and again while I was crafting for this release. These goodies are amazing and sweet and everything you love in a new set of stamps and dies! I love that we kept the sentiments very simple and hand drawn which so nicely fits the homespun feel of these stamps!

Our Filled Christmas Tree Stamps are another in a series of similar images but done with trees in a holiday theme. This set is unique because the top part of each of the trees can also be small trees all on their own. Included are several "trunks" in different styles that you'll enjoy experimenting with. Of course we've included our lovely and simple greetings which stamp in the middle of each of the trees or can be used on their own on other projects. Love this!

Our set of Dual Stitched Tree Dies are PHENOMENAL!! They make perfectly sweet Christmas Tree Tags and are great to make shaker cards BUT they truly shine when combined with our Filled Christmas Tree Stamps. Good to know: the smaller tree die perfectly cuts out the top part of each of trees in the Filled Christmas Tree Set. YES!!!

Our new Moody Santa Stamps and Dies are so stinkin' cute! This 4 x 4 stamp set is sure to be a HIT! You will receive one Santa body and four different faces stamps which really show how Santa's feeling! Also included are several phrases that make gift giving hilarious and are sure to make you smile!

Here is another graphic showing you the many faces of Santa. My favorite is his mad face!!

Well.....what do you think? Are you loving everything? What are your faves?

How about I share some projects with you? All of these projects have the Brush Script Christmas Word Dies in common so I thought we'd start there for today.

My first card was made very simply by starting with a white A2 card base cut with our Silly Stitched Dies which I layered with a stone colored focal panel. I then die cut our new Baubled Christmas Wreath from white cardstock and added in all the shiny clear sequins I could which makes this really gorgeous. I topped the whole thing off with the word Wish from the Brush Script Christmas Word Dies cut from silver glitter paper. This came together so quickly and easily!

Here I started with an aqua card base and I heat embossed the snowflakes from the Rustic Christmas Stamps. Then, I die cut a tree using the new Dual Stitched Trees Die Set and topped the whole thing off with the Believe word from the Brush Script Christmas Word Dies. I did a little sponging and shadowing and added in some sequins.

This card was very easy to create. I started with a piece of watercolor paper. It's from Ranger. I'll link it HERE because it is THE BEST watercolor paper I've used with the new Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and it's super white in color which I've had a hard time finding in watercolor paper.
All I did was scribble three different color markers and blended them out with a watercolor pen. Once it was dry which I helped with my heat tool I heat embossed the snowflakes and stars from the Rustic Christmas Stamps. I added in my Hope Word Die from the Brush Script Christmas Word Dies and then also added in a phrase from our previously released Jolly & Joyful Stamps. I love the way this turned out!!

Now, before I let you go hop along your way, just a reminder to leave some love in the form of comments along the way in order to be eligible to receive one of three $15 store credit prizes! 


Just leave your comments by Sunday, October 30th at 11:30 PM EST and leave one comment for each member of our design team on all three of our new release posts!

This is a HUGE PRIZE!!!!

Here is a list of everyone participating in today's hop. WAIT until you see all the creativity from our team!

LID Blog <<------ You are here!

Jessica Frost Ballas

Then, head on over to our store for more details and to grab your favorites HERE.

That's all for today, my crafty friends! Thank you so much for spending part of your day with me here. We will see you tomorrow for Day 2 of our New Release Hop.



Saturday, October 1, 2016

Happy World Cardmaking Day!!!

Happy World Cardmaking Day 2016!!!

Lil' Inker Designs is celebrating with a 10% off sale ALL DAY!! Wooo hoooo!!!

Here are some details to keep in mind:

Our sale will be all day, but is in Eastern Standard Time.
No code is needed and discount will be applied in cart automatically. Also, the sale is valid on in stock merchandise only and cannot be applied to past orders.

That's it!! It's a great time to save!

CLICK HERE to shop now!

In honor of World Cardmaking Day, here's to a day filled with happy crafting an creativity!

Here's a little something I made, well "finished" today in honor of WCMD 2016!

Here I've used our gorgeous Reap A Harvest Stamps, So Thankful Stamps and So Thankful Label Die to make this fun and colorful Fall card - all of which are 10% off today!

Enjoy your crafty day!!


Friday, September 23, 2016

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hi, Coffee Lovers! Laura from Lil' Inker Designs here. LID is a proud Super-Sponsor of the Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop!

Participate in this amazing hop and you'll be in the running to win a $35 Store Credit Prize from OUR STORE.

Want to find out all the details about participating in the Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop? CLICK HERE to get the skinny (latte).... See what I did there? LOL!!!

Here's a project I made for today's hop using goodies from Lil' Inker Designs.

Here are all the goodie used from Lil' Inker to make this fun coffee-themed project with a hint of Fall.

Thank you so much for spending some time with me today! Hop on and enjoy your day!

Before you go, here are some gorgeous projects to peek at from our Design Team Members...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!! I'm going out for coffee!!! See you soon!