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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A Little More Joy

Today is the wrap-up day for the Lil' Inker Designs holiday release!  I hope you've really liked the products that you've been seeing the design team showcase!  I know I sure had a lot of fun working with them!

I have two last cards to share with you today!  Bur first, if you are following along in the blog hop, you should have come from Jeanne Jachna's blog!  Hasn't she impressed you with her work this week?  What a joy to have her joining us! If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, visit Laura's blog.

Traditional Joy

This card combines some other previously released products with the new "joy" die.  I used the Starry Sky Die to cut the stars in the Flags & Tags Banner die.  I also used the Spot On circle stamps with the Connected Circle Die to create a traditional Christmas colored banner.  The "joy" is cut with glitter paper (of course!).  To add a little more sparkle, I tied some Gold Shimmer twine from The Twinery around the middle.

Glad Tidings 1.1

This last card is way outside of my normal.  I don't usually use these colors but I was going for a more vintage look for this one.  I stamped several of the images from the Jolly & Joyful Sentiments set onto my patterned cardstock.  I embossed the sentiment, from Instant Camera Christmas, in gold.  The large Jingle Bell die was die cut and hung with shimmer twiner from The Twinery.

Thank you so much for joining us for this release!  Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a great prize from the LID store!  Your next stop on the hop is over to Karen's blog!  

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Sparkle & Shine with Lil' Inker Designs!

It's Day 3 of the Lil' Inker Designs release!  I hope you've enjoyed what you've been seeing this week!

If you are following along in the blog hop, you should have come from our guest designer's blog Jeanne Jachna! Isn't her work terrific?  If you'd like to start at the beginning, visit Laura's blog.

Up today, I am showcasing another new stamp & die set that I have used on a few cards this week already, the Jolly & Joyful Sentiment stamp & Christmas Bits die set!

Sparkle & Shine

I love the little tree image in this stamp set (and there's a tree die to match!).  I stamped the tree repeatedly and then added some fun chunky glitter below. The sentiment is from a previously released set, Winter Greetings.  And that bow...ahhhh, so cute!  It is also a previously released die, Bow Die Mini.  I die cut it from white glitter paper.

Pink Christmas

When I make Christmas cards, I tend to like to use non-traditional Christmas colors. 
For this card, I started with my pink base and added the sentiment from the Jolly Joyful Stamp set. I die cut "joy" from patterned paper and then added the enamel dots.

Pink Christmas Closeup

I added the new Christmas tree die to a snow hill that I created. I added a tiny die cut star from the previously released Starry Sky Die to the top of the tree. Isn't the tree so cute?

That's all I have for you today!  Be sure to come back one last day to see more projects from this release!  Your next stop on the hop is over to Karen's blog!  Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win one of two gift certificates to the Lil' Inker Designs store!!


Supplies
Sparkle & Shine Card
Stamps:  LID Jolly Joyful, Winter Greetings
Dies: LID Mini Bow Die
Cardstock: PTI Aqua Mist

Joy Card
Stamps: LID Jolly Joyful Sentiments
Dies: LID Joy, Christmas Bits Die Set, Starry Night Sky Die
Cardstock: PTI Hibiscus Burst & New Leaf, DCWV Glitter White
Patterned Paper: PTI Raspberry Fizz Dots

Monday, October 14, 2013

Christmas Cover Up Die

Welcome to Day 2 of the Lil' Inker Designs holiday release! If you are following along in the blog hop, you should have come from our guest designer's blog Jeanne Jachna! Isn't her work terrific?  If you'd like to start at the beginning, visit Laura's blog.

Today I am showcasing a new Christmas Cover Up Die!  It is very detailed and I think you're going to like it!


Glassine Christmas 1

Pretty cool die, huh!?  I die cut the Christmas Cover Up Die from patterned paper and attached it to a glassine bag.  I also die cut the medium sized new Jingle Bell and popped it up with dimensionals.


Glassine Christmas Side


The sentiment "to you and yours" and that pretty orange snowflake are included in the new Joyful Jolly Stamp set. Inside the bag I have a cookie!  It is a quick & easy gift!  The bag is closed with the clothes pin.


Christmas Cheer 1.3

I also used this cover up die on the front of a card.  I die cut the cover up die from a piece of glitter cardstock (I used a metal shim since the paper is a little thick and it worked perfectly!)  You don't need to add much to the card because the cover up die stands easily on its own.  


Christmas Cheer Above

I added a few strands of colorful twine from The Twinery and that wonderful Lil' Inker Snowflake Die, die cut from white glitter paper, that I popped up with dimensional.  

The new products that I featured in this post are: 





It's time to send you on for more inspiration from the team!  Your next stop on the hop is over to Karen's blog!  Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win one of two gift certificates to the Lil' Inker Designs store!!

Supplies
Glassine Bag
Stamps: LID Jolly & Joyful Sentiments
Dies: LID Jingle Bell Dies, Cover Up Die: Christmas
Twine: Solid Maraschino from The Twinery
Patterned Paper: Lily Bee Designs Head over Heels

Card
Dies: LID Cover Up Die: Christmas, Snowflakes Die
Twine: Solid Blossom, Caribbean, Peapod, Pink Sorbet from The Twinery
CardstocK: PTI Aqua Mist, DCWV Glitter Blue & White

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Wishing You Joy & Jolly

Hello!! It's time for another Lil' Inker Designs Release!  Yea!  This is a holiday release too!  That is hard to believe also!  How can the holidays be sneaking up on us already?

This month we have a special guest designer with us!  She has such beautiful work and I am so excited to have her join us!  If you are following along in the blog hop, you should have come her blog!  It is none other than Jeanne Jachna!   If you'd like to start at the beginning, visit Laura's blog.

There are prizes up for grabs, so be sure to leave a comment on my post for your chance to win!!

Now, to the cards!  I am pretty sure that I found a new favorite color combo...or at least one I haven't used for a long time!  Turquoise, gray & white!  Love!!

Wishing Joy 1.1

For this first card, I used a few old sets and a few new items!  I love mixing and matching!  I used 3 circles from the Spot On Stamp set and made them into ornaments using a new bow hanging stamp included in the Jolly Joyful Set.  The scalloped stamp at the top is from the Mom & Dad Sentiments set.

Wishing Joy Closeup


The "Wishing You" is also included in the new Jolly Joyful stamp set and the "joy" is a wonderful new die that I cut from white glitter paper. 

Jolly 1.1


To go along with the new "joy" die, there is also a "jolly" die.  Both dies coordinate with the Jolly Joyful stamp set!  I love the options!  Isn't that "jolly" font fun!?  I die cut it out of white glitter paper.  The sentiment also comes from the Jolly Joyful set.

Jolly Closeup

I created this Polaroid with the LID Instant Camera die and the background was made using the previously released Circles & Diamonds Stitched Pattern die.  That jingle bell in the center?  Yep, it's new too!  In fact, with this release there are now 3 sizes of bells available!  A small, medium & large!  This is the largest Jingle Bell Die.  I used a piece of yellow glitter paper for the bell center.

There are so many FUN holiday items in this release!  We have three more days of sneak peeks to share with you!  Tomorrow, I will be showing a fun new cover plate die!  If you want to purchase these items now, they are all currently available in the Lil' Inker Designs store right now!

The new products I showcased today are:





 Ready for more inspiration?  Your next stop on the hop is over to Karen's blog!  Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win one of two gift certificates to the Lil' Inker Designs store!!



I hope to see you back tomorrow for more LID goodness!

Supplies
Wishing You Joy Card
Stamps: LID Spot On, Jolly Joyful Stamp set, Mom & Dad Sentiments
Dies: LID Joy & Stitched Mats Rectangles
Cardstock: PTI Hawaiian Shores & White, CTMH Gray

'Tis the Season Card
Stamps: LID Jolly Joyful
Dies: LID Jingle Bells, Jolly, Circles & Diamonds Stitched Pattern Die
Twine: Solid Marigold by The Twinery
Cardstock: PTI Hawaiian Shores & White, CTMH Gray, DCWV Glitter Yellow, Silver & white
Patterned Paper: Hawaiian Shores Polka Dots PTI

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Sunflowers: In the Round

Hello!  Welcome to another fun Twinery blog challenge, "In the Round"!  Today is my day to post over on The Twinery's blog.

You all know that I am a Kansas girl.  So it only seemed fitting to celebrate the Fall Kansas season with one of the things that I love about living in Kansas...sunflowers!  They are everywhere this time of the year but I especially love driving down the road and seeing the ditches full of yellow sunflowers!  I'm sure I've said that before, but it is true!  They are beautiful!

Sunflower In the Round 1.4

This challenge asks participants to make a project using circles in our project.  I love to make spiral circles with my twine.  It makes the perfect flower centers and so that is what I focused on with the sunflower.  With so many great choices of twine colors, I could have gone several different ways with the center, but I eventually chose the Solid Cappuccino twine as the perfect Kansas Sunflower center! 

Sunflower In the Round Closeup 1

To continue with the circle theme, I added some round gold sequins to the flower centers.  I also rounded the corner of my card.

Sunflower In the Round Closeup 4

Since this card has a very Fall nature to it, I couldn't resist adding in some of the beautiful Copper Shimmer twine!  This twine is so beautiful and so perfect for all of those Fall/Autumn projects!  It would be a stunning compliment to all of those pumpkin & leaf projects too!

You have two weeks to play along with this current challenge.
  

There are always great prizes up for grabs and this challenge is no exception!


 I hope you'll play along!



Impression Plate: Cover Up Die Pieced Chevron
Cardstock: Vintage White PTI
Ink: Harvest & Tomato Red Fresh Ink, Fern Amuse