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Monday, September 26, 2011

A MUST READ POST - Exciting News & Hop Winners Announced

Good morning, Lil' Inker Fans!!

Thank you SO MUCH for making our Fall Release such a HUGE SUCCESS!! Our Design Team is truly fabulous. They knocked it out of the park for this release and I'm so grateful!!

I'm here to announce the 3 $10 Store Credit winners picked at random from comments left on all of our blogs each hop day! We made you work...and YOU DID!!!

BUT before I get to the winners, I have something else very exciting to share with you today. I'm here today to announce the launch of our brand new WEB SITE!!! This is something so exciting for Lil' Inker Designs! I'm so happy to shout it out that we now have a beautiful and organized place for our customers to visit and view all of our products! I'm so happy!!!

I owe a humongous thank you to our very own DT member Sarah Jay. Sarah designed our pretty new site around the product graphics you've seen on our blog which were designed by Ariana Grant. I think it turned out AMAZING!

For now, we will keep all of our existing product pages and PayPal Add to Cart buttons on our Shop Blog but we encourage you to bookmark our new web site and visit it now to read about all of our products and to take them home TODAY! Of course, we will continue to use our shop blog for announcements, hops, sneak name it!

To celebrate the launch of our new website we are having a SALE! Starting NOW through midnight October 2nd, take 20% off of our Rainbows & Clouds Dies & Stamps when you order anything else in the store by using the code "20OFFRC" at check out! (Please note: this code will only work at check out from our new web site)

And are the three winners of our $10 Store Credits.......

Congratulations to:

1. Karen B.
2. Emily Keaton
3. Kasia C.

Winners, please contact me directly at lpryor1 at hotmail dot com with subject line "Fall Release Hop Winner" and I will get back to you with additional instructions!

Congratulations to all and thank you to EVERYONE for your support and feedback! It was such an exciting week!! I enjoyed every minute of it! We hope you did too!


Friday, September 23, 2011

New Release Hop: Acorn Die & Stamps Group Post Day!!!

href="">Alicia's blog then you're on the right track. Want to start back at the beginning so you don't miss anything? CLICK HERE

I hope you are LOVING our brand new Acorn Die and Stamp Set that we've just released today!!! I am IN LOVE with this new die and stamp set!

This set includes a once piece die that cuts an acorn cap, bottom with perforated detail and mini leaf with perforated center. Have a peek...

Our coordinating stamp set is so fun. You will receive 2 cap stamps and a leaf to decorate these die cut pieces, 5 little faces which really make this die come to life, an acorn bottom stamp so your entire acorn could be stamped directly onto paper if you'd like and you get a leaf stamp which also coordinates with the die and you also receive 7 sentiments in a fun and funky handwriting font. OMGSH! Have a look.....

Hello and welcome!!! If you arrived here from
ACK!!! I honestly think this is our most exciting release to date and it comes jammed packed with versatility! You can use the die without stamps for a more traditional look, you can dress it up with a cap stamp and add leaves for a more decorated look or you could really give *him* personality by adding a coordinating face! I happen to think the "You are what you eat" stamp with the big, cheesy grin or the tongue sticking out face would be the PERFECT just because card OR EVEN FABULOUS for the kid's school lunches! How adorable would that be?

Our MUST HAVE Acorn Die & Stamp Set retails for $22.50 plus applicable shipping and handling.

Acorn Die & Stamp Set

For more information about the Acorns Die & Stamp Set

I hope you've enjoyed everything we've released this week! And can I just please take a minute to thank our amazing design team! I am totally blown away with their talent. They truly have beautifully showcased our new products. Of course we wouldn't be organized without the fabulous Julie Ranae, our Design Team Coordinator and multi-tasker extraordinaire! A HUGE SHOUT OUT TO ARIANA! Without Ariana NONE of these releases would be possible. She prepares all of our stamps and die graphics from my scribblings on paper and thousands of emails! Thanks AG!!

And thank YOU, our customers! We're growing strong because of the loyalty and support you've shown Lil' Inker Designs over the last year! We're delighted to say we've got a really fun Holiday release planned and we'll be making a couple of important and exciting announcements (fingers crossed) on Monday when we post our 3 $10 store credit winners.

There is still time to win!!! Winners will be chosen at random from the comments we've received all week on all hop posts. The deadline for entry is Sunday 9/25 at midnight and will be announced in a post on Monday.

Don't forget to check out ALL of our brand new releases: Fringe Flower Die, Mini Pinwheel Die and our Acorn Die & Stamp Set!

Thank you again!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

New Release Hop: Mini Pinwheels Day 2!

Helloooo!!! If you've arrived from Ariana's blog you're on the right track. If you'd like to start back at the beginning click HERE!

Did you love everything from today? Our designers have really gone above and beyond for this week's hop! I am truly so impressed!

Today we're finishing up our day 2 reveal of our new Mini Pinwheel Die and let me just say that if you LOVE our Original Pinwheel Die you MUST add a Mini to your collection. It's just so fabulous! It's PERFECT for gift tags and home decor but is still just the right size to use as a focal image on a card!

Our Mini Pinwheel Die is about 25% smaller than the Original but is just as cute and coordinates perfectly with our existing Pinwheel Sentiments Stamp Set!

Here is a comparison between the two...

Another very exciting announcement regarding Pinwheels that you'll SPIN for...we've made ALL of our Pinwheel products; the Original Die, the Mini Die and the coordinating stamp set available individually for purchase!!! Now you can grab those extra Original Dies you've been wanting AND our new Minis! The Mini Pinwheel die retails for only $5.00 plus applicable shipping and handling.


Stay tuned for our final hop day tomorrow and another brand new product reveal!!! This one I think is going to be the star of the show! It's a cute lil' guy we think you're going to GO NUTS for!!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

New Release Hop: Mini Pinwheel Die

Oh this has been such an exciting week for us so far! And it just keeps getting better!

If you're here from Debby's blog you're on the right track. If you'd like to start back at the beginning of today's hop click HERE.

Today we're announcing the release of a special product that we're sure will be in high demand because it is you, our customers, who've been requesting this lil' guy!

Introducing our brand new Mini Pinwheel Die!!!!!!

The Mini Pinwheel Die is approximately 25% smaller than our Original Pinwheel die and when fully assembled is about 2.5 inches in diameter. Here is a nice comparison between the Original Pinwheel and Mini Pinwheel when fully assembled and embellished.

You know we LOVE to provide you with products that are versatile! Our new Mini Pinwheel Die makes that perfect "leaf" embellishment for our new Fringe Flower Die! You actually saw it in a couple of projects featured over the last few days. Here is my project featuring our Fringe Flower Die AND our Mini Pinwheel Die as a leaf embellishment!

AND, our FABULOUS Pinwheel Sentiments stamp set works as WONDERFULLY with our new Mini as it does with our Original die!

Our Mini Pinwheel Die is available today and retails for $5 plus applicable shipping and handling.
Now, here is something else very exciting that I KNOW you will be thrilled to read. We are making ALL of our pinwheel products available separately for purchase!!! I am so excited to be able to tell you this because our customers have been requesting this for some time! See the bottom of this post for the new Pinwheels Add to Cart Button!

Don't forget that we're giving away 3 $10 store credits after our hop which we will announce on Monday 9/26 so be sure to hop along and leave comments for ALL!

We can't WAIT to hear your thoughts about our new Mini Pinwheel Die!!

Here is your NEW check out button for all Pinwheel Products.


Thanks for stopping by! See you tomorrow for more fabulous projects featuring our new Mini Pinwheel Die!


Monday, September 19, 2011

New Release Hop: Fringe Flower Die Day 2

HELLO!!!! Welcome to day two of our New Release Hop!!!

Today more members from our fabulous design team are here with their creations using our Fringe Flower Die.

Are you just hearing about our new Fringe Flower Die today for the first time? Our new die cuts a long, slitted strip which when folded in half and rolled creates an adorable, fun flower in almost no time! To read more about use and assembly, click HERE to read our Fringe Flower Die Tutorial.

The Fringe Flower Die is available now for purchase at $13.95 plus applicable shipping and handling. Click HERE to order yours today!

Want to wait to see the rest of our release before placing your order but want to reserve your Fringe Flower Die before they are back ordered? Order today and message me at to postpone shipping. Shop the rest of our New Release Hop until Friday and be reimbursed for any additional shipping you're charged and your new goodies will all ship together. For more details email me at!

Here are the exciting projects our designers have for you today... Click below to be taken to their blogs where they will tell you all about how they made their fun projects for today!

Art from the Heart

and Julie's Open Window

Lime Doodle

Paperie Blooms

ag designs

Don't forget to leave comments on all the designer's blogs and three lucky winners will be chosen at random to receive a $10 store credit!

Did you enjoy day one of our New Release Hop? Our designers created some truly inspiring and jaw-dropping projects for you using our brand new Fringe Flower Die! These are some you really won't want to miss!

To view our Day One Hop projects here are the direct links to everything from yesterday:

Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy our hop today and see you TOMORROW for another exciting new release day. Tomorrow we're featuring a CUSTOMER REQUESTED follow up to one of our original products! Exciting stuff!!


New Release Hop: Fringe Flower Die Day 1

You have reached the last stop on our hop today. If you came here from Jen's blog you're on the right track. If you would like to start from the beginning visit my post HERE.

Today is day one of two days featuring our new Fringe Flower Die! This die cuts a long, slitted strip which when folded and rolled makes this adorable, fringe-y flower!

I really LOVE to cut my strip in half and make 2 flowers from one strip. I also really enjoying making flowers from patterned paper which are so pretty and fun! (top right in photo below)

I hope you're LOVING the Fringe Flower die and all of the projects we've featured along our hop today. This die is a BLAST to work with and SUPER versatile. I envision lots of Fall projects with this die!

Here is another look at the project I made to share with you today and HERE is a link to the full product tutorial as well. HERE is a tutorial written by Sarah Jay just for our CuttleBug users.

Our Fringe Flower Die retails for $13.95 plus applicable shipping and handling. To purchase the Fringe Flower Die for your collection CLICK HERE.

EDITED TO ADD: If you're purchasing the Fringe Flower Die today and think you MAY purchase other items as they are revealed during the week we can easily wait to ship your order so that your items ship together. Email me at to request postponed shipping. We will also reimburse your for any additional shipping you were charged so that you're only paying shipping once. Thanks!

I hope you enjoyed our hop today!! Stay tuned tomorrow when more members of our design team post their beautious projects using our brand new Fringe Flower Die!

Don't forget to leave comments on all our hop stops to be eligible to win one of three $10 store credits. Winners will be announced one week from today!!!!

I can't WAIT to hear what you think of our newest die!


Ingredients - Home Decor
Stamps: Wonderful Words Additions (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Victoria Garden(Echo Park)
Ink: Basic Grey(SU!)
Accessories: Fringe Flower Die(Lil' Inker Designs), Wonderful Words dies, felt(PTI), adhesive pearls(Queen & Co.)
Other: Wooden Frame(Nicole Crafts), Metallic Pearl acrylic paint

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Operation Julie's Smile

Hello there!! I'm here to share the details of an upcoming hop sponsored by LOTS of your favorite companies to benefit a super lady who needs some support right now, our own Design Team Coordinator...fabulous Julie Ranae.

Many may know that a few weeks ago, Julie Ranae had to have emergency oral surgery resulting in the removal of her two front teeth. The dentist at that time believed the best course of action would be to remove the rest of her teeth and replace them with permanents. Relieved at finding a solution to her major dental problem .. she visited the office for dental surgery. Unfortunately, it wasn't the visit she was expecting. After the consultation and scheduling the surgery, the surgeon's office informed her that she would need to bring $4000 back to the appointment with her and they would proceed. This amount would not include the 'dentures' she would need as well.

Here Julie is today, sitting without front teeth that were pulled with the belief that they would be replaced immediately. This has been an overwhelming experience for our dear friend and one that I hope our creative community can help with.

Join us beginning October 7th for a blog hop to benefit Julie called 'Operation Julie's Smile'. There are a variety of companies and design teams who will be participating in this hop to help raise funds for this benefit including Lil' Inker Designs.

So far, nearly $500 in prizes have been donated by the participating companies and we expect this will only increase as our hop date draws near! Both participants and those who donate will be eligible to win the fabulous prizes.

Operation Julie's Smile is now accepting designers/teams who would like to be a part of the benefit hop. If you are interested in getting involved in this creative fundraising event, please contact Nicole Rixon at The deadline to be
a part of the hop is Wednesday, Sept 28th.

If you are interested in donating to help Julie get her smile back CLICK HERE to be taken to our donation page.

See you starting October 7th and thank you in advance for your support!


Monday, September 12, 2011

New Release Blog Hop Coming Soon!

Get READY!!! The Lil' Inker Design Team will be HOPPING next week!

Beginning Monday September 19th, join us each day as our designers showcase our THREE brand new products for Fall!


See you SOON!


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Pinwheel Stock Update

Hello there! Just a quick post to let everyone know that the Pinwheel dies and stamps are now fully back in stock! All pending orders were already shipped out and anyone waiting for them to arrive may now proceed with their order.

Thanks so much!

Stay tuned for a New Release Hop announcement COMING SOON!