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Monday, July 23, 2018

July Release Blog Hop Day 1


Hi there!!!!!!! Even though we had a release last month it feels like it's been FOREVER!!!!!! How is everyone?
I'm here to show off our new stamps and dies are you ready for a peek?


First up is a new set I've called Animal Doctors.


How cute is this?? It features doctors or surgeons and a nurse - all animals and all super cute and they're here to make you feel all better! I've also included several supporting images all of which can be used to make the greatest get well cards. Some of the sentiments were hand illustrated and then the smaller type sentiments can be paired with the hand illustrated ones for the perfect greetings. 

Pair our Animals Doctors Stamps with their coordinating Animal Doctors Die Set. It was designed to cut out all of the main and supporting images in the set perfect and with ease!


Ahhhhhhh, our Scooter Balloons Stamps......I worked SO HARD on this set with our illustrator and I'm so happy with the way it turned out. It features a scooter stamp, which happens to be heading right at you so you see the front fender and trailing behind and above are a group of three balloons each with its own special message. We've also included a couple of small, but coordinating phrases to make a complete greeting. 


Here is a Scooter Balloon Die Set which will cut out perfectly our scooter and it's balloon messages! I recommend stamping your balloons first then die cutting and then stamping in your scooter. It's how I got the best results during my crafty time. I was able to stamp in the scooter onto the die cut perfectly using my MISTI stamping tool.


Here is the latest in the collection of Quilted Stitched Dies. Quilted Stitched So Stylish is done in a bold and, ha, stylish design. Do you love it? I do! The pattern resembles little bursting stars, don't you think? You are going to love this way this die stitches this pattern into your card fronts with just one pass through your die cutting machine. It's got the be the BEST way to easily add pattern and texture to your paper crafted projects.



Our Perfect Palette Die could be described as a geometric basic, but it can be used for so many different things. You might even say it resembles an eye shadow palette which is where it got it's name. This die cuts a rounded rectangle .25" smaller than an A2 card base making it a perfect layering piece for card fronts. It also cuts away twelve perfect circles. These circles can be used for other projects and the windows they leave behind can be used to spotlight or highlight images behind them. This is a fun one and I think will prove even more important to your crafting collection once you've had a chance to play with it.
It was designed with this next stamp set in mind called Spiffy Spots. It's the perfect companion!!!


Our Spiffy Spots Stamp Set is a set of 17 Stamps. It features these intricate and interestingly drawn circles in many sizes that are so fun to stamp with. I wonder if my Design Team will remember how long they've had this in their "To Be Released Pile"? When I looked back at my manufacturer's invoice these have been in their hands since March-ish....2017!!!!!!!!! YIKES!!!!!!!!! Why did I wait so long??? I honestly have NO IDEA because this is fabulous and fun to work with. Most of the circles in the set can be stamped and shown right through the windows of our Perfect Palette Die. I've also included a couple of cute but simple greetings. Some of these stamp right into the circles on the palette die and some will be perfect stamped on a little scrap and layered over your design. Lots of possibilities here. Love this!!!

Would you like to see some samples I made using some of the things from your new release? I have three projects to share with you today using our new Spiffy Spots Stamps and more!


This first card couldn't be any easier to make. I simply took a spot stamp from the set and stamped it horizontally across my card front and then heat embossed the thank you sentiment from the set right over it. This came together so quickly and easily and this would be a perfect design to mass produce using the different sentiments in the set so that you could have a bunch for different occasions on hand. I used my Fresh Inks which are the most fab inks I've ever stamped with!!!!


For my next project I stared with a watercolor paper base and I used my Zig Real Brush Markers and an aqua brush to paint the circles you see. Then, once this was dry I heat embossed some of the spots from the set right over some of the circles. Then, I used my Hello Word Die Set to create the layered but simple hello greeting you see. I'm obsessed with how this turned out.


I might love this card the most. I started with a white square base and I used the flat side of some of the stamps in the set to create the circles you see. They were easily achieved with an ombré ink from Hero Arts. I love that these are imperfectly shaped circles. It give this such a happy feel. Then, using four circles cut from our Perfect Palette Die I stamped one of the images in block on each and then adhered them as shown on foam tape. I heat embossed the greetings sentiment and glued the strip over my raised circles.

What do you think? YES!! These are SO FUN TO PLAY WITH!!!!!

Are you ready to head off and see what the Design Team did with our new release goodies?

Here is a list of everyone participating in today's hop:

Laura Pryor/LID Store Blog <<----- You are here!

Before I send you on your way to visit these amazing and talented ladies and see their projects for today you should know that you have a shot at winning our entire release. Would you be interested in winning everything you see here??




OF COURSE YOU WOULD!!! All you have to do is leave comments along your way today as you hop. They should be left before Sunday, July 29th at 11:30 PM EST in order to be eligible for our prize. We'll pick one winner from a DT Member's blog and announce shortly after the 29th.

Okay, that will do it for me today. I hope you're excited about everything in our new release. Thank you in advance for your comments and feedback for both myself and our designers!!!!

Before I let you go, I have one small announcement.

For a limited time or while supplies last, you'll receive a FREE Super Word Die when you order our Shaker Tag Die Set! No code is necessary.



We'll see you tomorrow for Day 2 of our July Release Hop!!


Have a wonderful day,









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Monday, July 2, 2018

You Made It Monday, Vol. 50


It's time for another You Made It Monday and I can hardly wait to share the amazing creations I have spotted while looking for all that you have shared online for us to enjoy.  You guys made it hard for me this month and it sure seems like more and more of your are sharing your awesome creations which I love.  Keep it up!  We hope you enjoy our monthly You Made It Monday post as much as we enjoy sharing it with you.  So, keep sharing your creations and they could earn you $10 to spend in the Lil' Inker Designs shop.  We hope that will keep you creating with our products and keep you sharing your creations.

Here's this month's sampling of awesome creations!

First up is this super cool and colorful card by Michelle, @mikirah70.


This is one stunning card I love the image being on the flat and raised portion...such a fun look.  Our One Love Stamps is a great set for anyone that wants to share the love and in so many ways.  This card just grabs your attention and makes this stamp set's message shine.  Thanks for sharing, Michelle! 

@sachi2y2 showed off so many of our adorable apples in these projects and they are adorable!


Just look at those adorable Triangle Treat Holders!  They look awesome with the cute apples from Teacher Talk Stamps cut using Apple Pieces Die Set.  So Springy and they coordinate perfectly with the apple frames that totally show of the fact that the Apple Shaker Die is not just for shakers!  So cute!

Speaking of using so many fun products on one project, check out this card from Kumiko Hata, @kumiko_hata.


The colors on this remind me of a super delicious coffee chain and these cute images are making me need another cup!  I love the Latte Love Stamps and Dies paired with our adorable Coffee Cozy Die Set.  So much coffee fun on one card.  Throw in our Coffee Word Die and you have a good time all around.  Love this!

Next up, a card that just screams summer from Lisa, @lisaharrolle.


These colors together are magic and I LOVE that Lisa turned our Coffee Talk Stamps into a citrusy beverage.  It is super fun and that straw cut with our Coffee Talk Die Set is absolute perfection!  The inking is amazing and the little touch of stitching using our Silly Stitched Die Set finishes it all off perfectly!

Our Final card is one I almost didn't find.  I usually find most of the cards I share on Instagram but I happened to be browsing Flickr and I spotted this card from Jenna, Jenna's Design.


I spotted this awesome card sporting our adorable bunny from Bunny Buddies Stamps.  He looked way to cool not to share and I love the little touches Jenna added to this card like the subtle background and the little banners.  They really make this special.  The addition of the sentiment in the corner just puts it over the top!

We hope you enjoyed this glimpse of the amazing creations you guys are sharing using the Lil' Inker Designs products.  I can't wait to see what else I discover in the week's to come and have the pleasure of sharing them with you on our next addition of You Made It Monday.

We want to make sure you know how much we appreciate you sharing your creations with us and others so, I will be awarding the 5 featured You Made It Monday participants each month with a $10 Lil' Inker Designs Gift Certificate!  I'm so excited about this!  You also get to proudly display our special blog badge showing that you were picked as a feature!


If you're featured here in a You Made It Monday Post then you are a WINNER!!!!

To claim your prize, email me at lilinkerdesigns@gmail.com with subject line You Made It Monday Winner and add the "Volume" number as listed in the title of our blog post. So these winners will write in the subject line:

You Made It Monday Vol. 50 Prize Winner

To be a part of our You Made It Monday feature be sure to use (hashtag) #lilinkerdesigns so we can find you on social media and the internet.  5 people will be featured each month and if you are featured you win a $10 store credit to Lil' Inker Designs - yahoooooo!!!!!

We loved your work this week and we're so happy to see it!  

See you soon and happy crafting!!!!








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Friday, June 22, 2018

June Release Re-Cap - Prize Winner Announced!!

Gooooood morning!!!!!!

It's been a very busy week here at Lil' Inker Designs 'headquarters'. I've been filling all of your orders, and working on new designs. I can hardly believe it's Friday already - a perfect time to take another look at our awesome June Release! Then, I'll announce the winner of this MOST EXCELLENT PRIZE!!!!


Let's have a look at the projects made by each Design Team Member. Let's start with

Lisa Henke









































































































I look at all these beautiful ladies and they're amazing projects and I just feel like the luckiest person ever to be able to say I work with them. Thank you, Ladies!! Your talent and creativity are truly outstanding!

Remember that if any of the DT members inspire you to head on over to OUR STORE and do a little shopping for yourselves you can use the links under their pictures. These are the affiliate links for each team member and if you make a purchase from their link they get a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thank you!

Speaking of shopping -  we are out of Cat Hugs Stamps already and I have only one, ONE Cover Up Die Plaid and Baby Onesie Shaker Die Set left in stock as I write this post. Thank you to all of you who made this release a success and thank you for your orders! If you wish to order something that is out of stock please use the Notification List on the item page.

Before I reveal our lucky prize winner, have you seen the latest addition of our newsletter? Lea Lawson of Lea Lawson Creates has an OUTSTANDING exclusive project features in this month's addition. Click HERE to check it out. Our newsletter also contains an exclusive offer which I'd like to share with you now.


Through the end of this month or while supplies last, our Encouraging Words Dies are FREE with the purchase of an Encouraging Words Stamp Set. This is a terrific offer  and a very lovely stamp set I know which make a fun addition to your crafty collection.

No minimum order is required to take advantage of this offer. Just add BOTH items to you shopping card and apply the code WORDS at checkout. 


I will be out of the office June 23rd through July 1st. Therefore, today, June 22nd, is the last day that orders will be packed and shipped. Any orders placed during vacation will begin to be filled when I return to the office on July 2nd. I'll be out of town for my family's annual vacation on Cape Cod! 

OKAY! Now that these housekeeping items are out of the way, I bet you're dying to know who the VERY LUCKY WINNER of our prize is! 

Let's have one last look at everything that this lucky person is going to receive....











That is a lot of fantastic loot!!!

This prize winner is going to be picked from Lisa Henke's blog, specifically her Day 2 Post.

I used Random.org to pick our winner from 38 comments left on Lisa's post and the results were #26.


This means that commenter #26 is our big winner and that person is Denise Mlady who said


 CONGRATULATIONS DENISE!! You are the winner of our ENTIRE JUNE RELEASE worth over $180!!!

To claim your prize please email me at lilinkerdesigns@gmail.com with subject line June 2018 Release Prize Winner and make sure you send your mailing address for me too. I will be mailing this to you after I return from my vacation which begins tomorrow.

I hope you're so excited!! I'm so excited for you!!! Congrats!

Thank you to all of our customers and fans for your support of our June release! Thank you to my tremendous Design Team for sharing such wonderful projects with your fans and readers. Your hard work is so greatly appreciated!!!!!

If you're just seeing this release and would like to shop it now head on over  to our store HERE

Thank you so so much and we'll be seeing you very soon!








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