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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Monthly Meetup Challenge Winners!

Hi there, Friends! I'm a little late on making this post and I apologize BUT it's only because we've been so busy  behind the scenes getting ready for our next release on September 3rd! More about that soon. For now, let's focus on our challenge winners!

As you might remember, the August MMC was an extra special one because here at LID we were celebrating our 5th birthday and so our prizes are pretty great for participating this month!

I thought I'd also just quickly share the projects made by our Design Team just in case you might have missed them. They all feature our brand new Birthday Balloon Greetings Dies and Stamps exclusively released this month as part of our celebration!

I love Amy's fresh layout here using our Border Builders Die Set!

Chrissy's balloons are perfectly floating away against a soft sky.

Love Heather's shaker card and the colors she used!

Love that Jen paired her balloons with our Party Pachyderms Stamps and Dies! They're perfect together!

I love that Karen's balloons are rising up behind that pretty little giftie!

Perfectly paired again with Party Pachyderms!

Love Laura's easy layout and use of our Ombré Chevrons Paper Pad!

Great layout and pairing with our Boxed Up Birthday Greeting Die!

Maureen's rainbow prezzies are PERFECTION!!!!!

I don't know what I love more; the colors Sarah used here or the way she grouped these together. Seriously, the colors though? SWOON!!!

Ok, so we have some winners to announce!!!!! 

First up........

The winner who will be receiving a copy of our brand new Birthday Balloon Greetings Dies and Stamps is # 16!!!

Our #16 entry belongs to Lori Kobular of Lori's Kreations!!

Here is Lori's super pretty entry.

Lori used our Quilted Flower Dies which will be back in stock any day now and I just LOVE the colors she used. The hot pink with the lighter pink background is super pretty with these dies. Congrats, LORI!!! Thank you so much for joining our challenge! You've won a prize package of  worth over $32!!! SWEET!!!

Ok, our grand prize winner......drum roll........................

Is entry #19

And that entry belongs to Susan Powell!!!!

Here is a look at Susan's entry.

Susan's used our Balloon Dies and Balloon Builders Stamps and made this awesome grouping of balloons. Make sure to check out Susan's post (link above) because she's shown you how to get perfectly aligned, stamped balloon die cuts using these supplied!

Susan, congrats!!! You've won a $50 gift certificate to Lil' Inker Designs to treat yourself however you like!!!!!!

Winners, please email me at with subject line August 2015 MMC Prize Winner. Include your address for mailed items please. Thank you!!!!!

Thank you to everyone who joined us, commented, wished LID a happy birthday, participated, cheered for our designers and more!!!!

We'll be seeing you on September 3rd with a brand new release LOADED with new and fun goodies for Halloween, Fall and Thanksgiving!!!

Have a wonderful day and thank you for spending a little bit of it with me and LID!



Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #200 Sponsorship!

Hi there, Friends!! I'm here today because Lil' Inker Designs is sponsoring Freshly Made Sketches 200th challenge!!!!!!

I LOVE sketches and if I'm being honest I haven't done one in AGES so I was super pumped to be able to create using a sketch for today's project.

Before we take a look at the sketch, there are loads of fabulous sponsors for today's challenge and we're offering a $35 gift certificate to our store at Lil' Inker Designs! All you have to do is participate in the challenge to be eligible to win and all the details can be found by visiting the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge Blog.

Here is today's sketch! I love it because you can do so many things with it!

Here is the card that I made based on this sketch.

My card features our brand new Birthday Balloon Greetings Stamps together with an additional sentiment from our Party Pachyderms Stamp Set.

This card was super easy to create! I used my Ombré ink pads from Hero Arts and stamped three of the party hats from the stamp set onto white paper. Then, I stamped my sentiment in Versamark ink onto black paper and heat embossed in white which I trimmed and glued to the bottom of my party hats panel. I added everything to a soft stone card base with foam dots.

I have to say...... you could EASILY crank out a dozen of these and keep them on hand and would be great for either feminine or masculine recipients don't you think?

Lots of our Design Team Members are participating in the 200th challenge celebration as are so many talented designers! Make sure you head over to the Freshly Made Challenge Blog and get inspired and ready to create your own project and get in on winning some awesome prizes!!!

Thank you so very much for stopping by today! I'm super excited to be supporting FMS's #200!!!! That's pretty cool!


Tuesday, August 11, 2015

August Monthly Meetup Challenge and LID's 5th Birthday!!!!

Hi there, Lil' Inkers!!! Thank you so much for joining us today! Today is the 11th of the month and it marks not only the return of our Monthly Meetup Challenge but we're also going to celebrate Lil' Inker Designs' 5th birthday!!!!!  I can hardly believe that it's been 5 years!!! OH. MY. GOODNESS!!!!!!!

Before we get to the details of today's challenge, I have a couple of exciting things to tell you about!

We're releasing two brand new items today as part of our birthday celebration! Introducing our exclusive new Birthday Balloon Greetings Stamps and coordinating dies!!

This set contains beautifully hand drawn balloons with hand illustrated greetings inside. The greetings are mainly birthday themed but there is also a thank you balloon bunch and a balloon that can be used as a simple hello greeting. There is a smaller, more plain balloon which can be stamped with the numbers included in the set to celebrate a special numbered birthday. Of course, we've included simple strings that can be stamped separately so that your balloons can take flight. Also included in this set is an image of a present and party hat and each contain a special greeting. This set has LOADS of versatility for sure! Get this special edition set for a limited time!

You will notice that our Birthday Balloon Greetings Die Set contains 3 individual balloon dies but the stamp set has 5 different, individual balloons. We found that some of the sizes and shapes of the balloons were so similar that the three dies we've provided can be used with the other balloons in the stamp set. We did this to keep this die set smaller and therefore, more wallet friendly. Also included are three more dies which all perfectly cut the thank you balloon bunch, present and party hat.
If you love to perfectly die cut the stamps you love then this die set is for you! This is a set of 6 wired dies which have been hollowed in the center for perfect die to stamp alignment.

Aren't these so super pretty?? I am obsessed with the hand drawn sentiments inside!

But wait! There's MORE!!!

We're having a sale beginning today and it will run through August 18th (EST)!

It's our 2015 or 20-15 sale! All stamps in our store are 20% off and ALL dies are 15% off with the exception of the brand new items we're releasing today. No code is needed to take advantage of our sale. Just add items to your cart and they will be marked down! Any stamps that are already marked down will be an additional 20% off throughout this sale!!   Yahooo!!!

Spend $100 during our sale and your order qualifies to receive the new items we're releasing today at 30% off!!! Add these items to your cart and enter the code LIDIS5 (that's LID IS 5). This code must be entered at the time of your checkout as we're unable to make any adjustments.
Of course, the sale is limited to in stock merchandise. Rainchecks will not be issued. Thank you for understanding.

I would just like to say that these last five years have gone by in a heartbeat. Thank you to all of you who make what we do possible!! Ariana Grant is such an important part of this business as is Karen Baker. These talented ladies assist with design. They take my ideas and turn them into tangible products for you to use. Our amazing, wonderful and talented Design Team take our products and show you what you can do with them and they really do such an incredible job!! I love each and every one of them. I'm just so uniquely impressed by each of them. Thank you again! It's been an amazing 5 years of being able to serve you our truly cherished customers. We love love love love love our customers!!! And we love hearing from our customers so if you have a question, want to share a project you made with our goodies or just want to say hi you can always reach me here at 


On to our challenge? YES!!!

This is a great challenge because ANYTHING GOES!!! This could be the easiest prize you've EVER been eligible to win!! Get out your goodies and get crafty!!!!

In order to play along and be eligible to win: 
  • 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 underneath my signature below.
  • Leave comments for our Design Team as you hop through our challenge posts (NEW)
  • Include our challenge graphic in your post and link to our challenge (NEW)
  • You have through August 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 participate.
  • Share your project on Instagram using @lilinkerdesigns, #lilinkerdesigns #monthlymeetupchallenge. I'll be pulling a prize winner from Instagram!!!! 
Challenge winners will be announced shortly after August 18th.What can you win???? Well, we'll be picking two winners from our challenge entrants. One winner will receive a copy of our brand new Birthday Balloon Greetings Stamps and coordinating die set! Our GRAND PRIZE winner will receive a $50 store credit to Lil' Inker Designs to spend however they like!!!! Our Instagram winner will receive a $25 store credit!!

Get crafty and have fun! I can't wait to see your projects. I enjoy seeing them so much!!

Here's what I've made for you for today's challenge using our brand new items releasing today!

For this project, I started with watermelon cardstock which I die cut using our Cover Up Die: Dotted Scallops from our last release which I LOVE!!! It might be my most favorite cover up die of all time!! Then, I made a white focal panel and stamped my balloons in ombré pink to red ink and their strings in grey to black ombrè ink. At the bottom of my focal panel I added some washi tape which I then adhered to my card front with foam tape and added the tiny pink clothespin and twine. 

Here I stamped my balloons in the same ombré pink to red ink but this time I die cut them using the Birthday Balloon Greetings Die Set and affixed them to my card with some pink twine. The decorative paper is from our Dip Dyed Ombré Paper Pad which is currently out of stock but we're working to bring back. My card base is stone and has been die cut with the largest die in our Dual Dotted Rectangles Die Set.

That's all for today! I hope I've inspired you to get out your supplies and your craft on! Be sure to visit designers' blogs to see what they have for you today because, well.....they are WAY better crafters than I and I KNOW they'll inspire you!!!!!!

Have a wonderful day!! Happy crafting! Happy shopping and happy birthday to Lil' Inker Designs!

Goodies used on today's projects: