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Monday, November 14, 2016

NEW! You Made It Monday Vol. 30 PLUS PRIZES!!!

Good morning!  We are BACK with our You Made It Monday POSTS!!! Are you psyched????

We are moving to a monthly feature AND HAVE ADDED PRIZES!!!  That's right! If you're featured in our You Made It Monday post you will receive a $10 gift certificate to Lil' Inker Designs! Isn't that awesome??

Are you ready for some new and amazing projects created by you?  You know how much we love seeing what you create with the amazing products in the Lil' Inker Designs store.  You never cease to amaze us with your talent and creativity.

I'm starting to see all sorts of amazing Christmas creations and I couldn't resist sharing them.  First up, these cards by Emily at Sixth Street Sundries are amazing!

I love how Emily embossed the Oh Deer Christmas Stamps image in gold glitter rather than the typical black.  

It gives the image a totally different look once color is added.  Talk about adding color, Emily's watercoloring is spot on.  I love her use of darks and lights to give such great dimension and it really makes the image pop.  All together, she created some very elegant cards.  Make sure to check out Emily's blog to see some great close up images and if you love the Oh Deer Christmas Stamps, you'll want to check out the newly released, 'Tis the Season Stamps too!

Next up, a beautiful tag I found on Instagram by Deb Hopson, @heartspeakpaperarts.

This tag will dress up any package!  I love how Deb used two cuts of the Holly Jolly Dies tree to layer and create dimension.  I also love how the ornaments just finish off the tree so perfectly and the embossed tag is a great touch.  Thanks so much for sharing this with us, Deb!

Another awesome Instagram find, is this card by Mel, @myheartsandcrafts.

Who doesn't love the new Moody Santa Stamps and Moody Santa Die?  Well, Mel, created this super fun and snarky Santa card.  I love how she colored our Santa in nontraditional colors.  He's super fun and definitely the star of this card!  Love it, Mel

I pretty much stood up and did a slow clap when I saw this card from Natty H, @natty_h1978 because I love it just that much!!! LOL!!

Talk about the perfect card to show off this sentiment from All the Christmas You'll Ever Need 2.  Natty's little felt elf hat is TOO cute!  You must visit her blog, Kool Kitty Musings, to hear how she created it.  Brilliant!  Layered on a panel accented with our Silly Stitched Die Set, it's just too awesome not to show off.  Brillant, Natty!

Our final two creations come from @yumi_b2108!

Both of the projects by @yumi_b2108 use the new Rustic Christmas Stamps and Rustic Christmas Dies.  Two totally different looks but the same stamps.  Can't beat that for versatility.  I love the coloring on her bears and the trees as a backdrop on the tags are wonderful.  Thanks so much for showing off these products, @yumi_b2108. I am so so very impressed!!!!

We hope you enjoyed this small glimpse of the amazing creations you guys are sharing using Lil’ Inker Designs products.  I can’t wait to see what else I discover in the weeks to come.  As I mentioned above.  We are changing things up a little by making this a monthly post rather than a weekly post.  So, you can expect to see You Made It Mondays on the first Monday of each month, unless it's a new release day, then we'll bump it to the next Monday.  So, from here on out, I'll see you on the first Monday of each and every month.  How fun is that?

We’d also like to streamline the way we share our creations to make it easier to find what you've created.  So, we are going to ask that you use the hashtag #lilinkerdesigns to your projects in order to find your beautiful projects and quickly too!  I'll still be keeping an eye out as I roam the internet but this will make things a little easier especially when you hear the next change. This hashtag should be used on Facebook as well as Instagram and even Pinterest will allow a hashtag as well.

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 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. 30 Prize Winner

Here once again is a simplified summary of our You Made It Monday changes:

  • You Made It Monday posts are moving to the first Monday of each month unless it's a new release day and then we'll post the following Monday.
  • Use (hashtag) #lilinkerdesigns so we can find you on social media and the internet
  • 5 people will be featured each month
  • Get featured win a $10 store credit to Lil' Inker Designs - yahoooooo!!!!!

We hope you are as excited as we are for these changes and we can't wait to share more of your amazing creations!

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

See you soon and happy crafting!!!!


  1. Wow, what a neat thing to wake up to on a Monday morning! Thank you for the shout out! AND the gift certificate... what an unexpected surprise!!! :)

  2. Wow! Thanks so much for the shout out. :D I absolutely loved playing with the All the Christmas You'll Ever Need stamp sets - such fun sentiments and absolutely lush fonts! :D What a nice way to start the week. Yay!

  3. AWESOME Featured Creations!! Such a FUN New Way to share and with the chance to WIN even better!! SQUEAL!! THANKS or sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  4. Congrats, features!! Woo-hoo for the fab new changes!