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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Faithful Flutterings Die Release & More - YAY!! 🦋

Jen Carter Spread Wings Faithful Flutterings Trio

I really enjoy using the Faithful Flutterings stamp set by Catherine Pooler and today she released coordinating Faithful Flutterings dies and some other fun products to the store!  YAY!! 



I made a trio of cards to share today featuring the new dies.  I am planning to use these cards for graduation.

Jen Carter Spread Wings Faithful Flutterings Blue

For each of the cards in the set I started with the background and used the long stripe in one of my other favorite stamp sets Eat Sleep Create to create the stripes.  Tip for lining the stripes up: start by stamping the first stripe in the middle, then the two stripes at each bottom/top and then stamp the stripes in between.  I die cut the panel with one of the stitched dies in the Postage Stamp die collection that was available in the Love is in the Air Stamp of Approval box.  The butterfly was stamped with the layered Faithful Flutterings stamp set in Fiesta Blue, Flirty Fuchsia & black ink.   The sentiment is from the Zen Feather stamp set and is a perfect compliment to the Faithful Flutterings stamp set.

Jen Carter Spread Wings Faithful Flutterings Blue Glitter

After I stamped the black ink I quickly poured Wanderlust Embossing Powder over it and then heat embossed.  I LOVE the glitter it added to the butterflies.  If you don't have this embossing powder I highly recommend it!  It is exclusive to Catherine Pooler.

Jen Carter Spread Wings Faithful Flutterings Pink

This card was made the exact same way as the first card.  The butterfly is stamped with Party Dress, Be Mine & black ink.


Here's another shot of the Wanderlust Embossing Powder on the butterfly.

Jen Carter Spread Wings Faithful Flutterings Yellow

For this card I used the large and small butterfly.  They are stamped in Shea Butter & Sauna inks.

Jen Carter Spread Wings Faithful Flutterings Yellow Closeup

And again, here is the view of the Wanderlust Embossing Powder on top.

Thanks for visiting today.  I hope you've enjoyed these cards!


Faithful Flutterings Stamp Set
Faithful Flutterings Stamp Set
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Faithful Flutterings Dies
Faithful Flutterings Dies
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Eat Sleep Create Stamp Set
Eat Sleep Create Stamp Set
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Zen Feathers Stamp Set
Zen Feathers Stamp Set
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Wanderlust Embossing Pwd
Wanderlust Embossing Pwd
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Fiesta Blue
Fiesta Blue
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Flirty Fucshia
Flirty Fucshia
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Party Dress
Party Dress
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Sauna Ink
Sauna Ink
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Shea Butter Ink
Shea Butter Ink
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Layton's Legacy NICU Fundraiser


Welcome to the Layton's Legacy Card Drive & Fundraiser for NICU Parents blog hop.  

Our Lil' Inker Designs team member Lea Lawson recently lost a son after 5 months in the NICU. Her journey has led her to have a passion for meeting the needs, physically & emotionally, for other parents who find themselves fighting for their child's life in the NICU. In honor of Layton's birthday, she is rallying the papercrafting community to raise money to purchase Starbucks gift cards that can be given to these parents as they find themselves thrust into NICU life.

Why Starbucks? 
There is one just across the street from the hospital that Lea & her family spent so much time in with sweet Layton, and she can attest that some days you just need to step out of the hospital for a moment, get a breath of fresh air, see some natural light & regroup. She was given a Starbucks card that had been donated to the NICU during the time Layton was a patient and getting that gift card felt like someone was also thinking about them, and trying to help take care of them too. 

Prizes & Participation
There are lots of prizes for this hop and you can find all of the details on Lea's post here.  There's more details on the bottom of this post on how you can win and also how you can participate!


Blog Hop
Not only is this a fundraiser, but also a blog hop with MANY stops along the way! As you hop along, you will see amazing cards created with a very special theme. Lea created this mood board when she started planning Layton's nursery.


Lots of Well Wishes

Jen Carter Brushed Plaid Foxy Rustic Christmas Well Wishes

For my card I started by stamping the Brushed Plaid Background on red paper with black ink. I love the woodsy feel it created. I used the Instant Camera die to create the scene. The tress in the background were stamped with Spruce & Eucalyptus inks with stamps from the Rustic Christmas stamp set. I really like how the inks stamped on the kraft paper. I used the Stitched Mats Circles dies to create the sun.

Jen Carter Brushed Plaid Foxy Rustic Christmas Well Wishes Closeup

I just love playing with the Hey Foxy die set & the coordinating Hey Foxy stamps! For this little guy I just stayed pretty traditional with the colors. The sentiment is from the All About Ampersand stamp set.

Thank you so much for joining me today for this blog hop. Below are ways that you can help if you feel called to do so.

WAYS YOU CAN HELP
1. DONATE! - directly to Layton's Legacy YouCaring Fundraiser. For every $5 donated, you will be entered into the drawing for one of the prizes shown at the top of this post!! All winners will be drawn from donations made thru the YouCaring Site. **Prizes will be drawn and announced on Le'a's blog on Saturday, May 19th.**
2. SHARE! - Not everyone is able to donate, but sharing about the fundraiser gives it more visibility! Please feel free to share the YouCaring Link on your social media outlets!
3. SHOP!
-Pinkfresh Studio will be donating 10% of TODAY'S sales, and offering a 15% off discount to you for shopping!
-CAS-ual Fridays Stamps will be donating 15% of their sales thru May 19th.
-Lea's affiliate linking dollars will be donated thru May 19th.

4. CREATE! - this is also a card drive, and if you'd like to create a card using the theme/moodboard shown above, please join us! She will be including these handmade treasures with the giftcards when she hands them over to the NICU social worker. Link them up HERE, and then email her (lea@lealawsoncreates.com) to get the address for sending - and note that she will need them to arrive by May 31st.


Be sure to find all of the links on Lea's blog!


Brushed Plaid Stamps
Brushed Plaid Stamps
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Hey, Foxy Dies
Hey, Foxy Dies
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Hey, Foxy stamps
Hey, Foxy stamps
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Rustic Christmas Stamps
Rustic Christmas Stamps
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Stitched Mats: Circles
Stitched Mats: Circles
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LID
All About Ampersand
All About Ampersand
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LID
Instant Camera Die
Instant Camera Die
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LID
Eucalyptus Ink
Eucalyptus Ink
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Spruce Ink
Spruce Ink
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Icing on the Cake Ink
Icing on the Cake Ink
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Be sure to visit all of the blog on the hop for lots of great inspiration!


Thursday, April 26, 2018

Winner! Winner!


Hello! It's time to announce the winner of the Perfect Reason Stamp & Die Bundle from Catherine PoolerThank you to everyone who participated on the giveaway post.


And the winner is commenter #46!
So the prize goes to:
  1. Hi. Jen.
    I love your card! I am a retired science teacher and I love the geometric design! This stamp set is so cute and versatile. This set is a true staple stamp set to have.
    I make cards with the ladies at an assisted living home and this set would offer them a variety of designs for their cards.
    Thank you!
Torie, please contact me for the details of your prize!  (I couldn't find your email.)  If I don't hear back from Torie by Sunday, April 29th I'll choose another winner!  Thank you again to everyone who participated!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Lil' Inker Designs April Release: Day 3



Welcome back to the last day of the Lil' Inker Designs release!  All of the products are currently available in the Lil' Inker Designs store, so you can start shopping now! :)   

Have a Nice Day
This first card uses a new stamp set in a series of stamps that Lil' Inker Designs has released in a similar style.  This new addition, called Have a Nice Day, is another beautiful image that makes producing quick & simple cards a breeze.

Jen Carter Have a Nice Day One Love Quilted Swirl wm

I started with the background of this card using the Quilted Swirl Stitched Pattern die on white cardstock.  I then die cut the banner from the new One Love stamp set and cut it in half to place underneath the main image panel.  I embossed the Have a Nice Day stamp in white and then die cut the border with the Dual Dotted Rectangle dies. 

Graduation Class 2018
If you remember last year Lil' Inker Designs released a wonderful graduation stamp set called Grad Class shown below.  This year there is a Grad Class 2018 Supplement stamp set and the best part is that it is retailing for a mere $5!  If you didn't purchase the first complete set, it is on sale for $10 and so with the supplement you are only paying for the price of the original set but getting a full set plus the supplement.



Reach for the Stars
Our school colors are orange & black so usually all of the graduation cards I create match that theme.  This year we have quite a few graduations to attend so this updated set comes at the perfect time.

Jen Carter Grad Class 2018 Dotted Chevron Shaker Tag One Love wm

I started this card by die cutting the orange cardstock with the Cover Up Die Dotted Chevrons.  If you would like to see a video on an easy and quick way to get out of those little dots easily check out my Youtube video here.  I die cut the black banner with the One Love die set and the image panel with the Shaker Tag die set.  I stamped the sentiment with the Grad Class 2018 Supplement stamp set and the graduation hat and the little orange stars with the original Grad Class stamp set.  I adhered that panel with dimensional tape.

Shop Now
All of the new products are now available in the Lil' Inker Designs store.

Comment to Win!
Be sure to comment on my blog for your chance to win the entire April release from Lil' Inker Designs!


Thanks for visiting my blog today!  All of the Lil' Inker products that I've used (and more!) are available to purchase right now in the Lil' Inker Designs store