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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hello Adventure!

 **This is my second post for the day.  To see my Lil' Inker Designs post, please scroll down.  Thanks for visiting!**


I know some of you are probably heading out for some last minute vacations before school starts again.  With that in mind, I created this card using dies & stamps from Whimsy Stamps.

Hello Adventure


I love the sunglasses die that coordinates with the Smarty Pants stamp set. It has so many uses!  For this card I decided to go with a travel theme.

Hello Adventure Closeup

I first die cut the sunglasses out of black cardstock and then to make them shiny covered them with glossy accents.  Then, I die cut the Bokeh paper and added them inside the frames of the sunglasses.  I love how this turned out!  They were a cinch to line up too!  The sentiment, from the Happy Hello stamp set, is a perfect match for the theme!

I am entering this in the Catered Crop challenge which is to use vellum on your project &amp.  


Thank you for stopping by today!! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Supplies not listed above:
Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants As You Wish, Echo Park Capture Life
Vellum: PTI
Embossing Powder: Ranger Super Fine Detail Black 



Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Lil' Inker Designs: Seriously Awesome

Hello!  I am so excited to share this next post for Lil' Inker Designs release week with you!  Have you enjoyed what you've seen so far this week?  I sure do think it is a fabulous line up of new products!  If you are following along in the blog hop you should have come from Heather Campbell's blog and if you'd like to start at the beginning, visit Laura's blog! There are three $15 gift certificates to the LID store up for grabs, so the more blogs you comment on, the better your chances are of winning!

I have two cards to share with you using a lot of new Lil' Inker products!

Seriously Happy Birthday 1.1 WM

This is my favorite card that I made for this release!  Who would have thought that a card that I actually colored on would end up being my favorite?  That is so unlike me!  I just love this new Sketched Floral set!

Seriously Happy Birthday Closeup 1.1 WM

I pulled out my watercolors to color the flower.  I then used my old yellow Sakura Glaze to color in the anthers on the flower.  Isn't it cool how the die stitches the outline of the flower on the negative part of the cardstock?  I think it adds such a cool detail!  And that seriously die...how fun is that?  The Happy Birthday sentiment comes from the Sketched Floral set as well and I embossed it in white on black cardstock.

When you open the card you get...

Seriously Happy Birthday Inside

...this.  That is the flower that was showing through the front of the card.  I stamped the stem, used watercolors to make a little shadow of sorts and then die cut the stem from the Sketched Floral dies and adhered it.  I stamped another sentiment on the curve that is also included in the set.

Seriously Bday WM

Here I used the new Seriously die and Seriously Awesome stamp set in a more elegant way.  

Seriously Bday Closeup WM

I die cut the feathers with watercolor paper and then stamped the coordinating feather image with three dye ink colors in an ombre look.  Then, I took my water brush and blended the colors together.  I used a white gel pen to add dots to the centers after the ink was dry.  I embossed the sentiment onto the new Pinked Edge flag and then attached the seriously die cut.

This is such a little thing but another detail that I really like about the seriously die is that the dot of the "i" is attached to the word so you don't have to worry about trying to keep track of and then adhering that tiny little dot!

Jen Angel Policy Stamps

Another product that released this week is a set of Angel Policy stamps.  These are nice to add to the back of your cards.  Here I stamped one of the feather images above it to draw your eye to the back.










Well, that's all for me today!  Don't forget to leave a comment to win!  The more blogs you comment on, the better your chances are of winning!  There's plenty more inspiration to see using these sets today!  Your next stop on the hop is over to Karen's blog!

Thanks again for stopping by and for leaving your sweet comments the last few days!

Jen Carter -- You are here

Monday, July 28, 2014

Lil' Inker Designs Release Day 2: YOU Make Me Happy

Welcome back to day 2 of the Lil' Inker Designs release!  If you are following along in the blog hop you should have come from Heather Campbell's blog and if you'd like to start at the beginning, visit Laura's blog! There are three $15 gift certificates to the LID store up for grabs, so the more blogs you comment on, the better your chances are of winning!

Today I am showcasing the new Cut it Out Clouds & Accessories dies and the new Dance in the Rain stamps.

Skies are Grey WM

The new dies are so fun!  I love how they cut out slits in the clouds!  What a fun pattern!  I layered the new clouds from the Cut it Out Clouds & Accessories dies over the previously released Stitched Clouds from the Rainbows & Clouds die set.  They work so well together!  I used the large sunshine die to peek out from behind the clouds and stamped a smiley face from the Pieces of Me stamp set.

Skies are Grey Closeup


That super fun sentiment is from the new Dance in the Rain stamp set.  It includes 3 sentiments perfect to pair up with your clouds, sunshine, rainbows stamps and dies!  The die set also includes lightning bolts! FUN!




Don't forget to comment to win!  The more blogs you comment on, the better your chances are of winning!  There's plenty more inspiration to see using these sets and we'll be showcasing more projects tomorrow!  Your next stop on the hop is over to Karen's blog!

Jen Carter -- You are here

Supplies
Stamps: LID Dance in the Rain, Pieces of Me

Dies: Cut it Out Clouds & Accessories, Large Sunshine, Rainbows & Clouds, Stitched Mats: Rectangles
Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee Hello Sunshine
Embossing Powder: Zing Rouge

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Lil' Inker Designs Release: Fancy Feathers

Hello everyone!!  It's time again for the Lil' Inker Designs Release festivities! All of the products being shown are currently available in the Lil' Inker Designs store already!  If you are following along in the blog hop you should have come from Heather Campbell's blog and if you'd like to start at the beginning, visit Laura's blog! There are three $15 gift certificates to the LID store up for grabs, so the more blogs you comment on, the better your chances are of winning!

Feathers WM

I love the new Fancy Feathers stamp & die set that came out with this release!  I wanted to try to do something elegant with the set first.  I started with the Cover Up Die: Pieced Chevron.  I put a piece of scotch tape down the back of each strip and then poked out the pieces that I wanted to replace with the gold glitter paper.  This made it super easy to only take out the pieces I wanted to.  Tip:  I marked an "x" on each piece I wanted to replace so that I could see my pattern before I removed the pieces.

Feather Closeup Side WM


I die cut the feathers out of vellum and then embossed them in white & gold.  I embossed the sentiment (don't you just love that font!?) in black (and added some glitter embossing powder on top too!) onto another piece of vellum that had been die cut using the new Pinking Edge Sentiment Flag Set dies.  I attached the feathers to the flag and then added black enamel dots.

I love that this feather set gives you both solid feathers and outline feathers in a variety of different sizes and shapes!




I'll have more to share with you tomorrow & Wednesday so be sure to stop back by!  

Don't forget to comment to win!  The more blogs you comment on, the better your chances are of winning!  There's plenty more inspiration to see using these sets and we'll be showcasing projects through Wednesday!  Your next stop on the hop is over to Karen's blog!  You can see the entire blog list below!

Thanks for stopping by!

Jen Carter -- You are here!

I'm entering this in this weeks Pink Elephant Anything Goes challenge & in the Catered Crop Vellum Recipe Swap!

Supplies
Stamps: Lil' Inker Designs Fancy Feathers
Dies: Lil' Inker Designs Fancy Feathers & Cover Up: Pieced Chevrons
Paper: PTI White, DCWV Gold Glitz
Embossing Powder: Ranger Gold Super Fine Detail, Superior Filigree Fine White

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Bright Hello!

Hello! Remember how I said how beautiful it's been here in Kansas this past week?  Well...not so much anymore!  It was 100 yesterday, a far cry from the 70's last week.  After last week yesterday felt suffocating!  I know Fall is coming faster than I'd like now because the countdown has me at less than a week before I start back to work at the school.  Summer has flown by!

For today's card I was still stuck on the Clean & Simple Challenge Sketch for this week.  I am so drawn by the flowing circles!

Jen C Hello Dots 1.2

I started with black cardstock and pulled out several bright embossing powders.  Starting with one color at a time, I stamped the circles with VersaMark from the Whimsy stamp set Happy Hello and then embossed to form my pattern.  I love how the colors pop on the black!

Jen C Hello Dots Closeup 1.4

I stamped a shadow for each circle after I embossed to create a little shadow.  It's very hard to see in the photo but you can make them out if you look hard.  I like the depth that doing that added.  I used the "Hello Word Die" from Whimsy for the sentiment.  I love this die!!  I cut the hello from four different pieces of paper.  One layer is the blue that is peaking out underneath.  Then, I cut two out of red cardstock that I attached to the red glitter paper for added dimension.  






Thank you for stopping by today!

Supplies
Stamps: Whimsy Happy Hello
Dies: Whimsy Hello Word Die, Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Mats Rectangles
Embossing Powder:  Zing Rouge, Aqua, Apricot, Mustard, Cricket
Paper: PTI True Black, DCWV Glitter