Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Lil Inkers August Release Day 2

Hey there, blog friends!  First off...let me apologize for not posting on day 1 of the release.  Some things came up, and I just wasn't able to get it done.  So sorry for that!

So, how about we get on with Lil Inkers August release day two!! Tonight I have a card with matching envelope to share with you!!  I've combined two of the new Lil Inker stamp sets, and two of the new dies to create it.  Check it out!
I went with a classic color combo of white, kraft & red to create this easy but fun card & envelope set!!  These dies & stamp sets went together perfectly...and I love how this turned out.  (The stamped line that the envelopes are hanging from are an old stamp set from another company...I will not give the details of the stamp set in this post because it isn't necessary.  You can easily create these lines with a curved item & a black pen.)

Here are the products that I used from this new release:


I don't know about you, but I just ADORE all the fonts that Laura used on these stamp sets. The script font is just amazing!!! I hope for many more stamp sets using this font....hint, hint.

This month Lil' Inker Designs is celebrating our 4th birthday!!!!!  To celebrate we have one more goodie we're releasing today as a bonus item! It's something you've been asking us for and what better way to celebrate our fourth year of fun than with a goodie especially for you our lovely, amazing and supportive customers and friends! 
My friends I give you Stitched Mats: Rounded Rectangles! This is a follow up release to our wildly popular Stitched Mats: Rectangles. You'll receive a set of 6 individual nested dies on a magnetic sheet for easy storage and each die in this set cuts a rounded rectangle (which is a bit different from our original set because the largest die in our original set only cut a stitched border). If you love our original set or have been waiting for a rounded set, now's the time!! 
Thank you for four amazing and fun years! This one has been a big one so far with the release our our rebranding and a brand new website. I've been one busy lady and we've been one busy team!!! And we have such an amazing team of designers. Thank you to all of you for making our goodies shine!!
Before I let you go here is a list of everyone participating in our hop today:
Laura/Shop Blog <---you are here



As always, comment on the designers blog posts. You'll be in the running to win one of three $15 store credits and this being a somewhat special release we're giving away a set of our brand new Stitched Mats: Rounded Rectangles to one lucky winner!! You have through Monday, September 1st at 11:30 PM EST to comment to be eligible to win one of these prizes!


Thanks for checking out my post tonight....I will be back for the day 3 release with some super fun Halloween projects!!

Until later,
~L.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Winnie & Walter + Simon Says Stamp "Share the Love" week - Day 1

Hey there, blog friends!  I have a busy Winnie & Walter schedule this week, as we are partnering with Simon Says Stamp for our Share the Love week!!

To celebrate this truly special and spectacular company we are going to have challenges, inspiration and giveaways all 5 days!  We want to have you play along too.

Today our challenge is: RAINBOW COLOR/COLOUR PALATTE!  Here is what I created!

I used the following stamp sets:
Want to win a $25.00 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp?  We adore this company and are giving it away to one lucky randomly picked winner.

You have two (2) ways you can enter to win:

  1. You can comment once on the Winnie & Walter Day 1 post; and/or
  2. You can create a new rainbow color/colour palette project using Simon Says Stamp product(s) + at least one (1) w&w product (this can include stamps, cut files, digital products and/or one of our freebies found on our website or for our Facebook fans) and add it to the Link-up tool found on the Winnie & Walter Day 1 post. You may enter as many times as you wish while the challenge remains open.
  They will randomly pick a winner from the comments and challenge entries that are entered by Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 11:55 p.m. CST.

That's all I have for you today!!  Hope you have a great start to your week!

Until later,
~L.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Scraptastic "Summer Nights" Wrap-up

Hey there, blog friends!!  Happy Wednesday to you!  I hope that your week is going well so far!  Since I was gone for most of July, I never really had a chance to share all of my Scraptastic Kit Club projects for the month, so I figured I would do a quick wrap-up today. 

I used the Summer Nights kit & add-on this month, which was full of Simple Stories product that I just loved!  Lots of woodgrain & rainbows included....perfect for summer themed cards.  For all of my cards today, I've also added glittery gold peeking out from diecut windows.  Check them out!
The Scraptastic kits are always chalk full of amazing stickers & embellishments that let you create to your hearts content.  For all of my cards I literally just started layering things....larger items first, and then adding smaller things here & there until I felt the cards were finished.  I LOVE creating this way...it is my favorite process because it is so unplanned & free!!

Card Challenges:
-The Shabby Tea Room #230 - inspiration photo
-Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - sparkle

Thanks for checking out my cards today....sorry for such a short post.  I've gotta run for now!! 

Until later,
~L.

Friday, August 1, 2014

ME & Me August Challenge

Happy 1st day of August, blog friends!  {Seriously...can you believe it is already August. My head just exploded.}  A new month also means a new ME & Me challenge, and as you can see...this month we are using watercolor & a birthday theme!

This is only my second attempt at using the watercoloring technique.  The first time I did it I used Tim Holtz distress inks & a spray bottle.  This time I actually used watercolors & a brush...and I am really happy with how it turned out!  Be easy on me though....I am not a painter, nor do I actually know anything about watercolor!  :)

I combined the watercoloring with the Mama Elephant "Make A Wish" stamp set, and just a couple of pretty accents.  I didn't want to take away from the two main elements of our challenge. Here is the card that I created!
Instructions:
1. Make A2 card from white cardstock.
2. Cut watercolor paper slightly smaller, then paint it.
3. Once dry, stamp the sentiment over top of the painted area.
4. Punch a half circle to the lower left side, then wrap gold thread strung with gold stars around it.
5. Adhere the painted piece to the card front.
6. Accent the upper left corner with a gold star, sequin & gold enamel dot to finish.



Card Challenges:
-Studio Calico Sunday Sketch
-The Card Concept #15 - color challenge
-SSS Work It Wednesday July 2014 - blue
-SSS Wednesday - anything goes

Here are the rules for playing along with us in this month's challenge:

  • Your entry must use at least one Mama Elephant stamp
  • Your entry must be based on the challenge/inspiration source provided
  • Your entry must link back to this blog post along with the graphic image
  • Winner gets featured and a stamp set of choice
  • Deadline is August
  • Link up using the Inlinkz on the bottom of the August challenge post
  • Have fun, stamp, stamp, stamp!!!
Be sure to check out what the rest of the challenge team has created for this month's challenge as well!

 Thanks so much for checking out my post today...I hope that you liked my card today!  Have an awesome start to your August!

Until later,
~L.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Lil' Inker Designs July Release Day 3

Hey there, everyone!  Welcome to another day of the July release for Lil' Inker Designs!!  I hope you've enjoyed my cards so far!

For today's card I went super clean & simple and created this one layer card using one of the newest stamp sets.  I also created this using the CAS-ual Fridays challenge #134.  I chose the elements of sequins/white/dots from the bingo card!

I used the new Fancy Feathers stamps set, and masked off the word sorry to create the sentiment.  I combined the stamps with just some gold mist, gold sequins & enamel dots.
There is also a coordinating Fancy Feathers die set for the stamps...I didn't use it for this card, but will definitely be doing so in the near future!  My card was really easy to whip together, and can easily slip into an envelope to send out to someone either as a sympathy or apology card.

Do you want a chance to win 1 of 3 $15 gift certificates to Lil Inker?  Well, today is a blog hop...and all you have to do is hop along and leave a comment on each designer's post!  Winners will be picked from all of the comments!  Here is the link list:



That is everything I have for you today!

Until later,
~L.