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Monday, May 30, 2011

Pinwheel Stock Update

Helloooo!!! As of this very minute the pinwheel dies are out of stock. If you placed an order before 10:20pm EST today, your order will be filled immediately and shipped as soon as possible (provided you didn't pre-order Rainbows & Clouds). I re-ordered more pinwheel dies on Friday and I should hear tomorrow with an ETA.

Please feel free to continue to order just please keep in mind that it can sometimes take up to 7-10 business days before your order will ship.

Thank you to everyone for making Pinwheels such a huge success!!


Sneak Peak!

Hieeee! So I made this a few days ago and posted it on FaceBook and with a couple of free minutes I thought I would blog it :) Are you a fan on FaceBook? You can visit our page and *like* us HERE.

I finally had a chance to make another project featuring the upcoming release from Lil' Inker Designs; Rainbows & Clouds dies and sentiments stamp set! I really wanted to try my hand at the May Sketch For You To Try it is....

I started by die cutting my cloud on paper from the Springtime Collection and stamped my "You're So Awesome" sentiment...(I love that it fits on the large cloud and I love love love the perforated detail). This is the large rainbow die from the collection of 4. It's more of an arc shape and cuts 4 bows which I also like because you can mix and match different papers. I used other papers from the Springtime Collection from Echo Park and a new-to-me impression plate from PTI called Sunshine...LOVE THIS! I thought this layout worked really neat for the rainbow design. What do you think?

Right now, the Rainbow and Cloud die set and stamps are available for pre-order on the shop blog. The 4 dies and stamp set retail for $24.50 plus s&h and will be shipping out within the next 7-10 days. You will receive 2 clouds in 2 sizes and 2 rainbows; a larger arc and a smaller, full rainbow. The sentiments are SO FUN! There is a huge collection of them and they can be mixed and matched for different occasions. To see the entire sentiment collection, click HERE. I am loving having these dies in my collection. I hope you LOOOOVE them!

I hope everyone is having a nice holiday weekend!!! Enjoy the rest of your day!
Stamps: Rainbow Sentiments(Lil' Inker Designs)
Paper: Kraft, Aqua Mist(PTI), Rose Res, So Saffron, Certainly Celery(SU!), Springtime Collection(Echo Park)
Ink: Tuxedo Black(Memento)
Accessories: Rainbow & Clouds die set, Sentiment Flags die(Lil' Inker Designs), circle nesting dies(Spellbinders), Sunshine impression plate, Plum Pudding ribbon(PTI), rhinestones(Queen & Co)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Color Throwdwon & New Product Sneak Peaks!

Today is such an exciting day for me! Not only am I your hostess for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge BUT my new die and stamp prototypes for Lil' Inker Designs just arrived just in time for me to make some sneak peeks to share with you today!!! More on that in a minute....

So for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge, I chose a pretty palette of colors inspired by Echo Park's Springtime Collection! But, this week's challenge will be slightly different than week's past. You can pick ANY combo of colors to work with from the Springtime Collection. Pick a combo any combo! Isn't that fun?!

Here's a look at the colors for this week...

Now, before I begin with my projects. Let me tell you a little bit about the new release products (coming soon) from Lil' Inker Designs. The theme is RAINBOWS and coordinating clouds! There are four dies in this set: 2 different rainbow dies and 2 clouds. The clouds feature an adorable shape (which I drew by hand and Ariana digitized) as well as this uber-cute perforated line detail which I think sets them apart from anything I've seen on the market. The small, full rainbow cuts three different *bows* so you can mix and match with different papers, or mediums like felt and the larger rainbow is more like an arc which cuts four *bows* for a bigger, but unique look. Of course, there is a coordinating stamp set in a fun and funky combo of fonts which I think you will love.

The new dies and stamps are available as a pre-order beginning 5/25. Please note it may be 7 - 14 days before your order ships. You can find the Add to Cart button for these new products in the sidebar on the right.

Have a look at some of the projects I made using all of these products and an old favorite, Pinwheels......

My first card uses the Pinwheel die and a sentiment combo from the Rainbow Sentiments stamp set. The "You make me" and the "Smile" are two different stamps so they can be combined with other words in the set or even stamped in different colors. I started by cutting my Pinwheel petals, assembling and embellishing. Then I made a card base, embossed it and added papers from the Springtime Collection from Echo Park. I added in some crinkle ribbon from a shop on Etsy and stamped my sentiment in bold, black ink to make it jump right off the page.

My second card for today features the small rainbow and cloud dies and a sentiment from the stamp set. I started by running my Rainbow die through my cutting machine with different sheets of the Springtime papers. Once I had the color combo I liked, I adhered everything to a kraft panel and stamped that fun sentiment, which I think can be used for tons of different occasions. I rounded the top corners of the focal point, sponged the edges with white ink and then embellished with this white and silver twine that I love and can't stop using. I then added my focal panel to a saffron base which I embossed with polka dots, added in some additional details and called it done! Easy!

Still with me??!! I hope so!!! My final project uses the larger Rainbow die and large cloud die with this fun "On Cloud Nine" sentiment. I cut the rainbow the same way as above with different papers but incorporated one from the A Walk in the Park collection as well. I layered everything right on kraft paper and just did a crazy stitch around the edges and kept it clean and simple.

Seriously, these clouds make me squeal!!!! I am totally in love with the perforated cut line! It just makes them so cute and happy! The On Cloud Nine sentiment is a fun one. I'm sending this to a friend I just found out is having her first baby and I am literally on cloud nine for her as I'm sure she is too.

Wellllll.....whatta ya think? I have to say I am delighted with how these dies and stamps turned out. They are perfectly paired with the Springtime collection papers and they were fast cards to come together as it was easy to just let the dies do the work for me.

I hope you love the projects today! And I hope I've inspired you to play along with this week's Color Throwdown Challenge. Don't forget to visit the blogs of my fellow design team for more inspiring work with our Pick A Combo challenge. And don't forget to read up on all the challenge participation details at the CTD blog!

Tammy Hershberger
Kristin Eberline
Broni Holcombe
Barbara Anders
Danielle Kennedy
Cathy Indelicato
Kisa Peters
Carole Burrage
Jen Mitchell, May Guestie

And a quick but GREAT BIG thank you to Jen Mitchell for being with us as our Guest Designer for the month of May which I can't even believe has come and gone so quickly!

Have a great long, Memorial Day weekend ALL and stay tuned for more sneak peek projects using the upcoming, new release from Lil' Inker Designs!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Pinwheel Card(1)
Stamps: Rainbow Sentiments(Lil' Inker Designs)
Paper: So Saffron(SU!), Springtime Collection(Echo Park)
Ink: Tuxedo Black(Memento)
Accessories: Pinwheel die(Lil' Inker Designs), Swiss Dot embossing folder(Provo Craft), pink crinkle ribbon(TrinketStop on Etsy), pearl brad(Making Memories), large scallop border die(MFT), Beautiful Blooms II #2 die collection, buttons(PTI), twine(The Twinery), lollipop stick(Wiltons)

Small Rainbow Card(2)
Stamps: Rainbow sentiments(Lil'Inker Designs)
Paper: So Saffron(SU!), Springtime Collection(Echo Park), kraft(PTI)
Ink: Tuxedo Black(Memento), Craft White(SU!)
Accessories: Rainbow & Clouds dies(Lil' Inker Designs), polka dot embossing folder(Provo Craft), corner rounder(Marvy), rhinestones(Queen & Co), silver/white twine(Paper Treats on Etsy)

Large Rainbow Card(3)
Stamps: Rainbow sentiments(Lil'Inker Designs)
Paper: kraft(PTI), Springtime Collection(Echo Park)
Ink: Tuxedo Black(Memento)
Accessories: Rainbow & Clouds dies(Lil' Inker Designs), rhinestones(Queen & Co), sewing machine

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Hello! An Update and Giveaway!

Hello!!!! I just wanted to stop by and say a quick hello. Paper Crafts Magazine is doing a fun giveaway from Lil' Inker Designs on their Facebook page! Head on over to Facebook to read all about it and be entered for a chance to win either a Pinwheels die and stamp set or a Sentiment Flags die and stamp set! Exciting!

Also, I am fully restocked on all items and every order in queue is going out in today's mail! Hoooray!!!

You know when you come by I love to give you some eye candy. Have a look at this amazing creation from the uber-talented Amy Sheffer of Pickled Paper Designs. You can stop by Amy's blog by clicking on the link above or the post featuring this lovely HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Hello Patient Pinwheel Purchasers!!

Hello there! Well, I'm here with an update. It's taken longer than I expected for the Pinwheel and Sentiment Flags dies restock to arrive. They will be here on Monday at the end of the day. I will begin packing orders on Monday night and hope to have everything shipping out on Tuesday. I just wanted to thank you all for your orders and your patience!
You know I love to give you eye candy when you're here. Look at these UBER fabulous pinwheel cards by Judy Rozema of Joy in a JAR...

Seriously gorgeous, right? Please stop by and visit Judy's blog post HERE to read about these beautiful creations. Thanks, Judy for sharing with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Sentiment Flags Dies & Stamps Now Available for Purchase

I just put the Sentiment Flags Add to Cart button back up. The dies and stamps are sold out at this time but the restock is due to arrive in just a few days. Pinwheel dies are also sold out but due to arrive any day as well. Please feel free to begin ordering again and as soon as your goodies arrive they will be packaged and shipped out within 24-48 hours.

Thank you for your patience and patronage!

I made this card for the Color Throwdown Challenge today using both the Pinwheel die and Sentiment Flags die. You can read more about it on this post HERE!

Have a great night!


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Out of Stock Again, But Have No Fear!

Well, I'm here to announce that for the second time I am out of Pinwheel dies. They were re-ordered yesterday so have no fear, more are on their happy little way! I expect them to ship out by Friday so I will have them in early to mid next week. Please feel free to continue to order at this time and then orders will be filled immediately upon arrival!

AND since I was placing an order for dies I've decided to re-stock Sentiment Flags! So more Sentiment Flags dies and stamp sets are on their way and I will put up the Add to Cart button in just a little bit.

Now, that you're here...have a look at this.

Sharon contacted me over the weekend and was so exited to tell me she's figured out a way to make the pinwheels MOVE! She's thrilled with this discover and so am I! Here is a link to her blog where she's happily posted some instructions she thought would be helpful if you want to try the same thing! I think this will be especially great for home decor projects and I hope you'll stop by and leave Sharon some love for sharing this with us!

Thanks for stopping by!