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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

November Mini Release Preview Day!!

Hi there, crafty friends!!!

I'm really excited to be here with you today because I have so many fun things to tell you about today! First up, let's talk about our New Mini Release items!

We have three new items that we're previewing today with a Design Team Blog Hop. Then, these items will be available for purchase on November 24th which also happens to be Black Friday - our BIGGEST sale day of the year!! These new items will also be part of our sale so you can get them at 25% off!!! Yahoooooooo!!!!!

Let's look at these new goodies. I'm going to start first with our new Unstoppable Stamps.

This is an amazing set of stamps which contains fun and funky spots, splatters, dots and dashes and they are really fun to play with especially for creating fun backgrounds. They are equally eye-catching stamped colorfully or even in black and white.

The sentiments are encouraging and positive perfect for many greeting occasions. You are going to soooo want these the minute you see all the projects made with these stamps by our talented team!

Next up is a new set called Magical Winter.

While the main images in this new set focus on these cute unicorns and a Winter theme if you look a little more closely you'll see that we've designed this set in such a way that you can use it any time of the year for occasions like birthdays and friendship and MORE!! 

You'll enjoy creating scenes with the additional images we've included in this set or dressing up the unicorns. The uni on two legs can be made to look as if she's skating by adding the ice skates over her. The unicorn on three legs can wear the scarf, hat or ear-muffs and can hold the present or coffee in her hand.

Some of the larger words in this set were illustrated by hand specifically for this set and combined with a fun and sweet font to create special greetings. All around a super-fun ad purposeful set we hope you love!

Of course, we had to bring you a set of coordinating Magical Winter Dies which will cut out the images in the set with precision and ease. YAY!

Here are a couple of projects I made using these new goodies. In full disclosure, I had the WORST LIGHTING EVER and I plan to re-shoot these photos first chance I get. K? Thanks!

I started with our Unstoppable Set and did a little ombré ink stamping with my favorite spots in the set. Then, using our Hello Word Die, I die cut my stamped card base and then cut my hello again several times from scraps so I could build up the hello and make it telescope off the card front. Then, I made a little flag and heat embossed a sentiment from the set so now my entire greeting reads, "Hello. You're the Best!". Isn't that sweet?

Here, I've used our new Magical Winter set and ER MEH GERD I love this tag!!!! I started with my Embossed Dots Tags which I've been slightly obsessed with lately and I added a background of clouds using my Border Builders Die Set. I also stamped some snowflakes from the set right onto my stone colored tag.  Then, I got coloring my unicorn and her coffee and scarf accessories. UMmmmmmm, THESE ARE WAY FUN to color!!!! AND EASY! Did I mention easy?? YES!!!! I decided to leave my unicorn basically white with just a little shadowing and did her mane and tail in pinks. Then, I used some pastel colored Copics to color her accessories. 

I die cut everything and laid it out as you see above and then heat embossed my sentiment in pink embossing powder - Grapefruit by Zing! to be exact. It's a terrific color!
Then, I used my favorite Wink Of Stella Pens in clear and gold; gold for her horn and clear for the mane and tail. Seriously, I love the way this came together.

Here's a little sneak peek at the gift in the bag this tag is hanging on.

I purchased this felt ornament at a craft fair this past weekend at our Middle School. I instantly fell in love and had to have one!

Would you like a chance at winning these new goodies for yourself? Well, YOU CAN!!!
All you have to do is hop with us today and leave comments for our designers along the way and do that by Monday, 11/27/2017 at 11:30 PM EST.

Here is a list of everyone participating in our hop today:

Laura Pryor/LID Store Blog <<----- You are here!
Kimberly Rendino - OMGSH - NEW MEMBER ALERT!!

Did you see that above?? We have a brand new Design Team Member to welcome to our Lil' Family today!!

Welcome to Kim Rendino of Kimplete Kreativity! I'm so excited to have Kim with us and I can't wait to see what she does in her awesome style with our goodies!! YAY!!!!! Thank you, Kim!!!!

Also a shout out to team member, Sarah Jay as she transitions into a new role here at Lil' Inker Designs. Sarah is one of the original Design Team Members for Lil' Inker when we established the team at the end of 2011. Sarah will be working with me behind the scenes on so many different things so while you may not see here here out in front with new projects for new releases you can be sure that her talents, intelligence and incredible creative eye are still hard at work here at LID!!! I'm very excited to work with Sarah in this new capacity.

I would be remiss if I didn't also ask for a warm welcome back for Lea Lawson as well! Lea is also working with me behind the scenes and creating exclusive content and projects for our Newsletter and helping me to make sure we get one out to you every month! YESS!!!!

Speaking of the newsletter....

CLICK HERE to read the November Issue of our newsletter. Trust me - you won't want to miss this!! Wink Wink!!! And if you're not already a subscriber and would like to be, head to our website and you'll find a signup form at the very bottom right.

Are you ready for this?

It's our biggest sale of the year!!!! Join us beginning right after midnight on Black Friday 11/24/2017 (EST) when our sale goes live!!!

Everything in our store is on sale INCLUDING our newest items previewing today! We also have an amazing collection of items that will be 50% OFF!!!! Once our sale is live there will be a 50% Off Category on the site which you can shop directly and you will not be disappointed. 
If there are coordinating dies for stamps you love but didn't already purchase, chances are they are 50% off during our sale and there's so much more!!!!

Our sale lasts through 11/26/2017 EST, Eastern Standard Time - this is an important detail (and one, unfortunately, I have no control over - my website is in EST only).

Another important detail - there is no code to enter at checkout. Just shop and your items will be marked down in your cart! YAY!!!

Thank you in advance for your order and MOST IMPORTANTLY, Happy Thanksgiving to you and the ones you love!

That will do it for me today! I am going to take a much needed break for the holiday weekend. I hope you enjoy our hop today and are loving these cute new goodies we designed with you in mind!!!

Lots of love and crafty hugs,


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  1. Great cards! Love the unstoppable stamp set :)

  2. What happy unicorns! Love the colors on the coffee lover's scarf and mug. These stamps will be great for kids and adults. :) Thanks for the idea of the gift tag w/ a treat or ornament.

  3. OMG!! Where to start... The sentiments are so beautiful, The unicorns are stinkin' adorable and the cards and tags are so gorgeous!!!

  4. I love your Unstoppable set! I so often in life just wish I remembered left is also an option, LOL! :)

  5. Love all of your post and yes like you I'd of fallen in love with the cute little unicorn too lol. Looking forward to being a new follower xx

  6. Forgot to wish you all a happy thanksgiving. We don't celebrate it in the UK but no doubt in the years to come we may follow in your footsteps lol. Xx

  7. Very clever sets. I like that the unicorn set can be used all year round.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

  8. Great new release!!! I'm totally in love for Magical Winter! This is my fav set!!!
    Awesome creations!!!

  9. Very cute new releases! Looking forward to seeing what the ladies created.

  10. oh my the mini release...that uni!!!!
    Yay for the new designers!

  11. Fab the release! Beautiful work too!

  12. Wow another great release!
    By the way, who won last month's release? I checked everyday (until my computer died last week😐) but never saw the prize winner? I am hoping to be able to do this hop on the tablet but not very good at it

  13. Oh my gosh that unicorn tag is perfection!!! Super gorgeous creations!

  14. A wonderful release! I love the adorable unicorns!!

  15. I love the sentiments in the unstoppable set!!

  16. Love the Unstoppable and Magical Winter sets! Delightful creations!

  17. Great new sets... love the unicorn so fun to color!!!

  18. Great release this time around, I am new to all this so your stamps are new to me full stop. The ombre dots are done in a beautiful blend, the unicorn is my absolute favourite, the cup makes me smile & the little present isvdarling, going to look forward to these sets x

  19. SQUEAL!! CONGRATS to Kimberly for joining the Team!! I just LOVE LOVE LOVE her!! Also CONGRATS to Sarah and Lea on their NEW Roles!! LOVING the Mini Release and ALL of the AMAZING INSPIRATION!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! <3 <3 <3

  20. This is such a lovely mini release ! The unicorn is definitely irresistible !!

  21. Loving the products in this release. Off to the hop!

  22. Cute projects and great sets. Love the matching dies.