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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hi there, crafty friends! Laura here from Lil' Inker Designs and I'm here today for the Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia!

Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!
And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!
Join in the fun every day at to see what special surprises await behind the door!

As part of today's fun, I've created two projects I'd like to share with you made with stamps and dies from my little company, Lil' Inker Designs.

First up is my mitten card. I started with a Pure White Mitten from Paper Source which I stamped with a pretty poinsettia from our Festive Florals Stamps and sentiment from our Coffee Cozy Stamps. Then, I did a little ink blending and paint splattering to add some color and dimension. 
After embellishing my mitten with paper, twine and jingle bells, I created my card base using this Holiday Messages On Red wrapping paper from Paper Source together with my Border Builders Die Set. I love how this turned out and it came together simply which I very much enjoy! HA!!

For my second card, I started with some watercolor paper and a trio of Real Brush Clean Color Markers which I used to create this pretty and ombré background. Once dried, I heat embossed my sentiment from our All the Christmas You'll Ever Need 2 Stamps in gold embossing powder. I then created a base using this Snowy Trees wrapping paper from Paper Source and to add a little extra something to my project I heat embossed a frame around my card and added in some gold twine..

Here is a closer look at the excellent  stamp sets and dies from Lil' Inker Designs used to create these cards:

As a special sponsor of today's hop, Lil' Inker Designs is giving away a $35 gift certificate!!! WOOT!
If you're not already familiar with Lil' Inker Designs, I've been running LID out of two bedrooms in my home since 2010. I can often be seen in my kitchen with one hand making dinner and the other answering customer emails or scribbling down product ideas. While it's more often than not just me here behind the scenes, I actually have an entire group of ladies who each contribute to the success of my small business. I couldn't do what I do without them from Design Team Members to contributing illustrators and more!

It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by, again, Lil' Inker Designs, so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post - then head back to and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! 

Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2017 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!

I mentioned the awesome Lil' Inker Design Team Members....well, here they are again! They're posting today and have made projects. I'd love it if you'd also stop by and visit these awesome and crafty ladies! 

                             Karen Baker

                              Lisa Henke

                                Chrissy Larson

Thank you so much for joining me today!!!! See you on January 8th with a brand new release!


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Monday, December 11, 2017

FINALLY! October and November Mini Release Re-Cap!

Well, hello there!!!!!! I'm here today to re-cap BOTH our October Release and November Mini Release Hops!!! I'm so sorry this post is so late especially for the October Hop. It's been very busy here and this is the first chance I've had! Whew!

So, since it's been a while, let's look back at both hops and the fabulous projects made by our Design Team Members.

If you are inspired to shop with us after seeing all of these beautiful projects, make sure to use the link under the designer's photo who inspired you to come and shop with us and they'll receive credit for any purchases you make.

First up is.....


I know! That was a ton of eye candy, right??!!!

Would you like to know who are prize winners are? Well, I'm ready to announce them!!

I've picked two winners from Heather Hoffman's Blog which is  our secret prize blog. One will will receive our entire October Release and another winner will receive the November Mini Release.

Now, keep in mind that because it took me SO LONG to get time to make these posts there are a couple of things from our October Release that are sold out BUT I have them coming back and am expecting everything in about another weeks. SO, if you're the winner of our October Release Hop Prize you will receive a package but it may be a little bit before I mail it so I can send it with all the goodies.

The winner of the October Prize was picked from Heather's Day 1 Post HERE
I used to make my selection out of 44 comments left on this post and.......

#44 is our BIG WINNER!!!!!

Comment number 44 was left by 

The winner of our November Mni Release Prize was chosen from Heather's Post HERE.

I used to select our winner out of 21 comments and.....
lucky comment number 6 is our winner!!!

Comment number 6 was left by Sue LD who said

Congratulations, Ladies!!! You are our BIG WINNERS!!!!!!!!! 

To claim your prize please email me at using the subject line pertaining to your prize; October Release Prize Winner or November Mini Release Prize Winner!!! 

Each of you has 10 days to claim this prize. Please include your full names and mailing addresses in the email you send to me.



There is a lot happening here behind the scenes including us gearing up for a brand new release filled with crafty love for Valentine's Day which we're going to host on January 3rd!! Stay tuned for an official announcement including a sneak peek project!!

Come visit us at Lil' Inker Designs and we'll see you here on the blog very soon!!!

Love and crafty hugs,


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