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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Lil' Inker Designs New Release Blog Hop Day 1

Helllllo there!! Thank you so much for joining me today here on the Lil' Inker Designs Blog. It's a big day because we're launching our new holiday release stamps and dies!!

Let's get right into showing off our new items!!

First up, we're really excited about this new stamp set and die set which is a follow up release to last year's Moody Santa. Rowdy Reindeer is Santa's sassy partner in crime. You will enjoy coloring this reindeer and stamping his facial expressions, smiley face, sad face and tongue sticking out face, which you can mix and match depending on the sentiment you choose to work with. 
This set will help to make super cute gift tags and so much more! 

 At first glance this stamp set might look like a lot of mumbo jumbo but just look at the graphic beside it!

This is a set of letter stamps that can be stamped to read Peace, Love and Joy. Each letter has a corresponding shadow stamp that can be used to make this wonderful mix and match of your favorite ink colors. This is a fun and unique stamp set and I loooove it! And don't forget about the snow falling stamps we've included for just a bit of extra fun.

Oh. MY. GOSH!!!! I love love love love looooooove these Festive Florals Stamps!!!! Our collection was lacking a set of Christmas florals...but not any longer! What makes this set special is that it's entirely hand drawn and has a slightly rustic feel. You will love working with these images and seeing how nicely they pair with another set we're releasing today and sets we've released previously.

Above is our Festive Florals Die Set that we've created to perfectly cut out our Festive Florals Stamps with precision and ease!

This is our gorgeous new Cover Up Die: Geometric Snow Die that we're adding to our collection of Cover Up Dies! This one looks like snow falling in a way, hence the name. Trust me. This one is gorgeous and you will love it!

Squeee! I love this Christmas Words Tree Die! It's a combo of holiday words in the shape of a Christmas Tree even featuring a star on top! This makes for a FABULOUS gift tag of perfect for any card front! LOVE THIS!

Another fun stand alone die with a unique feature... Our Noel Word Die. The word Noel features antlers over the "O" and the center of the O that cuts away can be used as a nose making this look like a reindeer! You might even add in some googly eyes for fun or keep it plain. It really renders itself to a masculine feeling card or dressed up for one with a fun feeling.

If you're looking for a classically beautiful image for your holiday crafting with a vintage vibe you've come to the right place. Our Vintage Christmas Wreath Stamps feature a lovely wreath shape and holiday florals. The center of the piece is where you can stamp your holiday greetings. Isn't this so pretty? 

See our coordinating Vintage Christmas Wreath Die below so you can cut out this image so easily!

This Joy to the World Stamp Set is a follow up to our hand illustrated greetings but with a holiday theme. We've  left the main portion of the greeting one solid piece and the smaller elements can be stamped in different colors. You can even stamp this set in such a way that it resembles a Christmas tree. If you love our Be the Reason and You'll Never Regret Stamps, you'll love this one too!!!

I am literally in love love love with this Season's Greetings Stamp Set! It's a follow up in some ways to previously released Oh Deer Christmas and 'Tis the Season Stamps, but this time we've featured a frame stamp with attached banner and then three interchangeable images of these adorable animals which all stamp inside the frame. All of the greetings stamp to fit on the banner. A plus? If you have the previously released stamps most of the sentiments can be mixed and matched throughout the sets.
I found that these animals paired perfectly with our new Festive Florals Stamps and Dies and I also found I had fun working with the animal images separately from this set on other projects. This is super versatile!

Would you like to see some projects I made with our new release items? I'm going to start with our Festive Florals goodies!

My first card also features a sentiment from our All the Christmas You'll Ever Need Stamps. Isn't it pretty? I love that it coordinated with these florals. Here I did some simple Copic Marker coloring and once dry I arranged my layout and added some Wink of Stella to make everything sparkle.

Here I've arranged the florals in the set in a wreath shape and topped it with a gold heat embossed greeting from the set all over our Cover Up Die Stitched Woodgrain. Here I used my Zig Real Bush Markers and not the Copics in the picture on watercolor paper. My fave is the Tim Holtz paper. It's super white and I like that!

I hope you like my projects and that they've inspired you to create! 

Would you like to win THIS ENTIRE RELEASE???

All you have to do to be eligible to win is leave a comment for our designers along your way today. Here is a list of everyone participating in today's blog hop:

Laura Pryor/LID Store Blog << --- You are here

Behind the scenes here, we are working on revamping our newsletter! We've partnered with a super talented crafter and we're going to be sending our regular newsletters featuring exclusive project content as well as exclusive offers so be sure to SUBSCRIBE if you haven't already. There is a link at the bottom right of our home page. Just enter your email and you'll be just in time to submit our first, newly revamped issue!


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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Happy World Cardmaking Day SALE! Apple and Amazon Pay Now Available!

Good morning, everyone!!

In celebration of World Cardmaking Day, we're having a SALE here at Lil' Inker Designs!! Yahooooo!!

Here are the sale details:

  • our sale will run October 7th through October 8th, EST
  • Enjoy 20% everything in store with the exception of the new, September 2017 release items.  
  • No code is needed. Just add items to your cart and the discount will be applied for you.
  • Sale valid on in stock merchandise only. No Rainchecks.
  • Sale may not be applied to previous orders

I have some other exciting news for our shoppers today as well! We have added Apple Pay and Amazon Pay as checkout options on our website. PayPal and credit cards are still accepted, of course, and these new options have been added for your convenience.

Please keep in mind that Apple Pay options will only appear when you are checking out on an Apple device that already has Apple Pay enabled.

We also have a new LIVE CHAT option on our site which will be available from time to time when I'm in the office and working. Be looking for me! You'll know I'm online if you're on the site and see a grey button on the bottom right of your screen with a green light blinking.

I am going to use this feature to do a couple of giveaways during our sale this weekend! So, please feel free to start a chat and say hi OR accept one if I try to chat with you. There just might be a prize waiting for you!! PLUS, I love love love talking with our customers so this will be super fun!

Here's a little something I made today in honor of World Cardmaking Day. I wanted to experiment with the partial die cutting technique.

I started with an orange card base cut to 4.25" square and the chubbier pumpkin from the Seen On Halloween Die Set with its coordinating stitched detail die inside of it. I used some washi tape to tape this down where I wanted it and I ran it through my die cutting machine only far enough so it wouldn't completely cut through the paper leaving the bottom of the pumpkin attached.

Once I made enough of a cut, I removed the pumpkin die but left the stitching die in place and ran that through again to get the full body of stitching you see above. Then, I used a ruler and pencil to mark my window and cut it out by hand.

Once my pumpkin and window frame were completely cut I embellished using leaf dies from our Acorn Die Set in some fun, Fall colors as well as our Thankful Word Die and some lovely twine. EASY and SO FUN!!!

Here's a closer look at the goodies I used.

Behind the scenes here, we're gearing up for our next release which is filled with stamps and dies that are perfect for all your holiday card making!

Until then, get your craft on this weekend and enjoy World Cardmaking day 2017!


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Monday, October 2, 2017

You Made It Monday, Vol. 41

It's time for another You Made It Monday!  We are super excited to share some more amazing creations that you, our customers, have created and shared with us online.  You Made It Monday is now a monthly feature and there are prizes!!!  That's right!  If you're featured in our You Made It Monday post you will receive a $10 gift certificate to Lil' Inker Designs!  Isn't that awesome??

You know how much we love seeing what you create with the products in the Lil' Inker Designs store.  You never cease to amaze us with your talent and creativity. Here is just a sampling of the awesome creations you have shared with us lately.

I couldn't help but stop and stare at this gorgeous creation from, Esther (@thecarnelianwood).


I know, it's another card featuring Wreath of Roses Stamps but you guys make it look so gorgeous, I can't resit sharing these amazing cards. I love the amazing stripes Esther created to help make her colors pop.  Let's just talk about those!  What a fun choice of colors and cut out with the Wreath of Roses Dies and popped up on those stripes, it just shines!  Gorgeous.

I stumbled upon this card from Jennifer, Ladybug Designs, when I was playing along with a challenge.  It was so pretty, I had to share.

It's amazing how a simple piece of patterned paper and a killer die and stamp set can create an amazing card.  This is the perfect example of that.  The Celebrate Word Die look absolutely amazing mixed with the layers on this card and the banner from the Sweet Celebration Dies and sentiment from Sweet Celebration Stamps finish this card off perfectly.  So simple and so beautiful!

Another card that really caught my eye comes from Rosa (@scrapconr).

I just love Rosa's little touches of green on the gorgeously stamped Be the Reason Someone Smiles Today Stamps.  I love the touch of the puffy heart and the background is so fun and unique.  Thanks so much for sharing!
There is a bunch of cuteness on this card from Friederike (@greteiris).
I just love the adorable background created with the adorable images from the I'll Be Brief Stamps.  It is super cute with the tone on tone look.  The little windows are just perfect to have the sweet animal images giving you a little peek at their cute briefs too.  This card totally made me smile!

The final card today is putting me in the fall mood and comes from Debby (@debbydoescards).

I couldn't resist sharing this card.  Not only is it super cute but I love the Pumpkin & Flower Greetings Stamps that were used to create it.  The colors Debby chose and little accents of gloss really make this little pumpkin the only image this perfectly CAS card needs to make an impact.  Love it!
We hope you enjoyed this small glimpse of the amazing creations you guys are sharing using Lil’ Inker Designs products.  I can’t wait to see what else I discover in the weeks to come.  As I mentioned above.  You can expect to see You Made It Mondays on the first Monday of each month, unless it's a new release day, then we'll bump it to the next Monday.

We want to make sure you know how much we appreciate you sharing your creations with us and others so, I will be awarding the 5 featured You Made It Monday participants each month with a $10 Lil' Inker Designs Gift Certificate! I'm so excited about this! You also get to proudly display our special blog badge showing that you were picked as a feature!


If you're featured here in a You Made It Monday Post then you are a WINNER!!!!

To claim your prize, email me at with subject line You Made It Monday Winner and add the "Volume" number as listed in the title of our blog post. So these winners will write in the subject line:

You Made It Monday Vol. 41 Prize Winner

To be a part of our You Made It Monday feature be sure to use (hashtag) #lilinkerdesigns so we can find you on social media and the internet.  5 people will be featured each month and if you are featured you win a $10 store credit to Lil' Inker Designs - yahoooooo!!!!!

We loved your work this week and we're so happy to see it!  

See you soon and happy crafting!!!!


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Thursday, September 28, 2017

September Hop ReCap & Prize Winners Announced!

Hi there, crafty friends! Coming at you today from LID headquarters to do a little re-cap of our fantastically amazing September New Release and to announce the winner of our enormous PRIZE!!!!

Here are the amazing designs by Design Team Member made with the new September Release stamps and dies.  If any of these talented and amazing gals twist your arm with their projects into coming to the site and making a purchase, please use the links listed under their names to do so as they get credit for your order! Thank you in advance!

Me :)

I am so in LOVE with this batch of projects from the Design Team! Thank you, Ladies for all your hard work and for sharing your talents with all of us!!!!

If you want to shop the September Release from Lil' Inker Designs, CLICK HERE!

Interested to know if you're our WINNER????

We are giving away one of everything we released in September:

That's a prize value of over $160!!! Yahooooooooooo!!!!!!

With each release I pick a DT's blog at random to be our secret prize blog and for this release the blog belongs to ....... the amazing and talented.....

If you left a comment on Jess's blog during our new release hop your chances of winning our prize just SKYROCKETED!!!!!

We're picking our winner from Jess's Day 2 Blog Post...

Ooooooooooooh, here we go. From Jess's Day 2 blog post, picked comment #40 from all 40 comments that were left.

Comment #40 on Jess's Day 2 Post was left by none other than, Larissa Heskett!!!!!!!!

Larissa!!!!!! You are our WINNER my dear!!!!!!! I'm so excited about this because you are always SO SO kind and supportive always with your comments for our Design Team and of me here at Lil' Inker!! I was delighted to see that you were our winner!!!!

You've won one of everything from our new release!!! YAYYYYYY!!!!

Send me an email to claim your prize at!!! WOOT!!!!!

This was truly one of my favorite releases EVER! Thank you to all of my crafty friends and supporters for making it possible!

Behind the scenes here, I'm actually getting ready for another release on October 17th which will consist of some awesome goodies and all are especially for the holidays! YAY!! I think you're going to love what we have in store for you.

And there is always so much more going on! Stay tuned for a revamping of our Lil' Inker Newsletter which is going to be a favorite crafty person's new gig here at Lil' Inker. I think you'll enjoy everything that we have planned for you. If you're not already receiving our newsletter definitely sign up because it's going to include exclusive content and sales for our subscribers!

Ok, everyone thank you again and I will see you SOOOOOON!!!!!



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