Saturday, November 28, 2015

Lil' Inker Black Friday Sale Continues (Today is last day!)

Don't forget you can save big through the end of today on ALL Lil' Inker Designs products!  Today's the last day though, so if you have something on your wish list, act fast before it's sold out!  **NOTE:  the discount is applied when items are added to your cart!**

And because I need to post a card, here's one of my favorites from last release!

Jen Carter Merry Bright 1 wm

Merry & Bright Holiday Greeting Die
 Stitched Snowflake Dies

Happy Shopping! :)

Friday, November 27, 2015

Lil' Inker Designs Black Friday Sale Take Two!

Since Lil' Inker Designs is having such a big Black Friday sale, I thought I would take this time to share with you some of my favorite cards and also some of my favorite products from the Lil' Inker Designs line.  (**NOTE:  the discount is applied when items are added to your cart!**)

Jen Carter LID Gold Smooches
Jen Carter Hey Blue Fox Side wm

Jen Carter Wooo Hooo 2.1 wm

Peek a boo Happy Open 1.1 wtmk3
Unscramble This stamp set

Jen Carter Faceted Heart Thanks Card Lil' Inker

Jen Carter LID Stitched Love Tag Card wm

Jen Carter Ombre Quilted Flower Front 1.1 wm

**NOTE:  the discount is applied when items are added to your cart!**

I hope that that brought to mind some stamp sets/dies that you had on your wish list but haven't yet purchased!  This is the BEST time to purchase with such a wonderful sale going on through the end of Saturday, November 28th!  In case you need another link, click HERE to shop! :)

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Lil' Inker Designs Black Friday Sale

Today is the big Christmas buying day and Lil' Inker Designs has a two day sale you DO NOT want to miss!  Everything in the store is 25% - 50% off (no code needed).  Now that is a good sale!!  The sale is up on the site started a little early!  YEA!!!  Time to go shop!  

**NOTE:  the discount is applied when items are added to your cart!**

With the Christmas buying season in mind, I wanted to share something I put together using some Lil' Inker Designs products.

Jen Carter Joy Tag 3 wm

I always make tags for my Christmas gifts in one way or another each year.  For this tag I wanted to create something different than I've done in the past and I really like how it turned out!  

Jen Carter Joy Tag Closeup 2

I started by die cutting the Anytime Tags 2 tag (LOVE this versatile & stitched tag so much!).  Then, I used the "Joy" from such a lovely set called All the Christmas You'll Ever Need set.  I stamped it once in the blue ink and then a second time in a light gray to give it a shadow.  This is my favorite stamp in that entire set and there are some good ones to choose from!

The glittery "Joy" at the top of the tag is from the Christmas Word Tag Dies (which are now in stock again, yippee!!)  Let's be honest though, those word dies (joy, hope & wish) can be used for SO many other occasions that just for Christmas. "Wish" is perfect for birthdays or even graduation where you are wishing them the best, etc.

Jen Carter Joy Tag Closeup 3

To create the green, red & yellow scenery, I used another wonderful stamp set called Really Rosemaling.  Let's talk about this set is SO full of possibilities!  I have used it on so many cards, in so many ways and I love that you can make every single thing you stamp with it look totally different!  If it isn't at the top of your wish list, I'd move it up if I were you! :)  

So...details on the you go:

Have fun shopping Black Friday!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Lil' Inker Designs Black Friday Sale

Guess what???  Want to know a little secret?  Lil' Inker Designs is having a Black Friday sale you do NOT want to miss! :)  It will be Friday, November 27th & Saturday, November 28th only!  Here are the details:


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Share Handmade Kindness: Free Stamp Offer Today Only

Hey there!  Lil' Inker Designs is getting in on the Share Handmade Kindness Campaign!  I have a card to share with you and then a little special (it includes a FREE stamp set for orders placed TODAY - Nov 19!!) below.

Jen Carter Sending Happy Mail

I used the Send Pretty Mail Stamps (check out the promo below!!) to stamp the little swirly arrow (such a cute stamp!) and the cute envelope!  I embossed the arrow with copper embossing powder and then stamped it again for a slight shadow with Mermaid ink.  The sentiment is from the Sending You stamp set which includes lots of fun options for sentiments and works perfectly right side along the Send Pretty Mail Stamps!

Jen Carter Sending Happy Mail Closeup

The square was die cut with the Dual Dotted Squares Dies that are just so fun!  And guess what?  If you order today, you'll get a freebie! :)

Would you like to hear more about the fun promotion from Lil' Inker Designs?

Just for TODAY, November 19th EVERY order placed will receive a free Send Pretty Mail stamp set!  Yes!  EVERY order!  But, you've got to hurry because this offer is only good November 19th!

Stamps: Lil' Inker Designs Send Pretty Mail & Sending You
Dies: Lil' Inker Designs Dual Dotted Squares Dies
Paper: Echo Park The Story of Our Family, PTI Vintage Cream
Ink: Avery Elle Truffle, Amuse Mermaid, Fresh Ink Merlot
Sequins: Cartwrights
Twine: Twinery Copper Shimmer

Santa Jar Gift

Jen Carter Santa Jar Closeup 1

Hey everyone!  I am sharing an easy gift idea for Christmas today.  For this project I wanted to use the Make a Santa Die & Stamp Set Bundle (that coordinates with the Triangle Treat Holder Die) into another little gift giving project.  I took a fun shaped glass bottle (found this one in the Target $ Spot) as my base and then die cut the Santa pieces out of felt.

Jen Carter Santa Jar Closeup 3

I used hot glue to attach the pieces to the jar and added a black Santa band around the middle that I cut using the Stitched Mats: Long & Skinny Rectangles die set.

Jen Carter Santa Jar 2 wm

Of course I needed to add red candy to the jar to make his suit red, so I used licorice pieces inside. The eyes and nose are little pearls that I've had in my stash.  Put all together it makes a fun little gift idea.  I do have to admit that sometimes when I look at it I wonder if Santa has been naughty and has been tied up, lol!

Thank you for visiting today and I hope that this project inspires you!

Guess what?  GOOD NEWS!  If you've been waiting for the POPULAR Ombre Paper Pads to come back in stock they are in the store now!!  Better hurry though!  They sold out quickly last time! 

Monday, November 16, 2015

Peace & Joy

Jen Carter Peace 2

Today I have a super easy Christmas card to share.  To start I cut my patterned paper to the size I wanted, just slightly smaller than the card front.  Then, I cut the Frantic Stamper Peace Card Band Die out with a light gray cardstock.

Jen Carter Peace Closeup 1

I wanted to make the pattern behind the Peace band slightly softer than the rest of the paper, so I cut a piece of vellum the same size as the die and adhered it to the back of the die cut.  Then, I attached the vellum/die cut combo to my card front.

Jen Carter Peace 1

To finish the card off, I popped the patterned card mat up with dimensionals, tied some red shimmer twine and then added some silver sequins.

Thanks for visiting!  I hope you have a great day!

Die: Frantic Stamper Peace Card Band

Patterned Paper: Pinkfresh Studio Christmas Wishes
Twine: Twinery Red Shimmer
Cardstock: PTI Aqua Mist
Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh 4mm silver sequins

Friday, November 13, 2015

Shine Your Light

Hey everyone!  Today I have another card made with Latina Crafter's Be a Blessing stamps!  If you would like some info on these sets, please take a look at my post here.  

Jen Carter Shine Light World 1

I again used the lighthouse stamp and started by stamping the main focal lighthouse from Be the Light in red.  I then stamped the others in a light gray ink, creating a patterned paper background.  I  stamped the sentiment in black ink, cleaned the stamp off and re-inked it in yellow ink. I carefully lined up the sentiment again and slightly stamped it off where I had stamped it before to create the glowing shadow.  I really like how it shows light around the dark letters keeping with the theme of the card.

Jen Carter Shine Light World Closeup

I used the Frantic Stamper Sunburst Card Panel die to cut the light beams from yellow vellum paper.  I added a little stickles under each beam for some extra sparkle.

Jen Carter Shine Light World

If you haven't checked out the Be a Blessings stamp collection (click here for the link to the collection), I hope you'll take the time to look at these amazing new sets! If you are a Bible Journaler, please share this collection with your friends!  

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Colorful Season's Greetings

How. In. The. World. are we at the place in the year where we are talking about and looking at Black Friday ads?  How did this year just fly by so quickly?!  It's crazy how fast it's gone!  I even bought some new Christmas decorations (that I'm excited about) this weekend and can't wait until it's time to decorate! :)

Jen Carter Colorful Christmas Trees 2

Ever since Frantic Stamper released these fun Triangle Tree stamps & coordinating Snow Globe Triangle Trees dies I have wanted to create a colorful row of trees.  To start I created a "ground" for my trees by using two of the dies from the In Stitches dies.  These dies worked well because they cut only the stitches and nothing else.  I used the straight stitched die and also the pin prick die and die cut each of them at an angle.  

Jen Carter Colorful Christmas Trees Closeup 2

I die cut several trees with the Snow Globe Triangle Trees diesSnow Globe Triangle Trees dies and then stamped the coordinating images with Hero Arts Ombre inks. I then stamped some trees directly onto my card mat as well with softer inks.  I added small snowflakes & the sentiment from the Round Christmas Vignettes stamp set.  I added a dot of Stickles in each snowflake center to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

November Monthly Meet Up Challenge: Star Garland

Jen Carter Star Garland Closeup 6

Hello and welcome to Lil' Inker Designs November Monthly Meet-up Challenge!  Details on the challenge are below. If you participate, just by designing something (ANYTHING) using Lil' Inker Designs, you could have the chance to win a $35 gift certificate to the Lil' Inker Designs store!

This is the challenge inspiration photo. 
(Did you notice that there is a sale on all things stars?? More about that below!) 

Jen Carter Star Garland Complete 2

I don't have a fireplace in my home, so that also means I don't have a mantel.  But I really wanted one so I created one with a shelf.  I like to decorate the shelf with pops of color and to fit the seasons.  When I first created this garland, I thought it would be used for Christmas but then I realized it fit in well with my Fall/Autumn decorations pretty well!

Jen Carter Star Garland Front Side 2

Putting this banner together was a snap!  I used two sizes of the Stitched Stars die set.  I love using my dies for home decor projects!  This is something that I can easily save when the season is over and pull out again next year too if I choose to and it didn't cost me a thing except for the time I used to make it since I already had all of the supplies.

Jen Carter Star Garland Front Side 1

To create the garland, I die cut all of my stars which went fairly quickly since I die cut two sizes at a time.  Then after they were cut I lined them up how I wanted them and then ran them through my sewing machine.  So easy!  I made sure to leave a nice length of thread on the ends so that it would be easy to attach.  I love the extra little detail that the stitching gives too!

If you don't have these Stitched Star dies, this is the perfect time to pick them up because they are on sale through November 18th for 15% off!

Here's a list of what you can pick up on sale! :)

So, how can YOU pay along?
Make a new project or share something you've been working on featuring LID goodies & post this project to your blog or favorite gallery. Link your project to our challenge by using the InLinkz tool on the monthly post on the Lil' Inker Designs blog.  You have through November 18th at 11:30 PM EST to link your project to be eligible to win a prize. Projects should exclusively feature LID goodies to be eligible to win but do not need to exclusively feature LID goodies to join our Meetup. I'm excited to see what you create!
What can you win?
This month's prize is a $35 gift certificate to Lil' Inker Designs!  Winners will be announced in a new blog post shortly after the challenge ends on the Lil' Inker Designs blog. Have fun and we can't wait to see what you're working on!
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