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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Out of the Box Idea Using Rainbows & An Update

Hiya! I was so blown away this morning with a creation I saw I had to share it here immediately!

My dear friend and Color Throwdown Teammate Kristin Eberline used her Rainbow dies today on her Color Throwdown card to showcase an out of the box idea she discovered. Check it out.....

Kristin had this great idea to use the bows cut by the Rainbow dies to form flower petals usng both sizes of dies in the set. This is so brilliant it blew my mind. I seriously cannot wait to try this technique. I am so impressed with this I don't even know what to say! HA!!! Thanks, Kristin!

The Rainbows & Clouds dies and stamp set retails here in our shop for $24.50 plus shipping and handling. The set contains 2 dies each cutting 2 shapes (2 rainbows and 2 clouds) plus a 20 piece stamp set done in a fun and funky handwriting font.

Already have cloud dies? I guarantee these will be your favorite cloud dies for sure! They are unique because of the perforated detail that is cut around the eges! I'm so proud to say I drew them by hand and Ariana made them digitally perfect!

Quickly, I am happy to announce that the Pinwheel dies are once again fully stocked!!! They arrived last night much sooner than I expected. I will be shipping out any pending orders over the next 2 days. YAY!

Thanks for popping in!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Embellish Mag Challenge!

Get your Rainbow on! The Embellish Magazine Challenge is to either use a rainbow on your card or use the colors of the rainbow in your project. So guess which one I chose?! How could I resist? I thought it would work well as an entry into the Paper Crafts Mag Gallery Idol Open Auditions as well!

I immediately knew I wanted to use my new Rainbows & Clouds dies set from Lil' Inker Designs! I thought it would be fun to try my rainbow using felt! Which I know love! It adds warmth and texture! I love that the products from Lil' Inker coordinate so well with products from other companies!!!! So I thought I would show you the versatility of the Rainbows and Clouds dies and coordinating stamp set by combining it with the Wonderful Words dies from Papertrey. Here I used "happy" and then the "for you" sentiment from the Rainbows stamp set! A perfect match don't you think?? The best thing about the Rainbow dies is that you get to choose between using the smaller, full rainbow or the larger arc rainbow for a different look on each project! And because they're dies you get perfectly cut "bows" every time even with felt! Yessss!!!

Head on over to the Embellish blog and check out their Rainbow challenge!

Right now the Rainbows and Clouds dies and stamps are available here on Shop Lil' Inker. You will receive a 20 piece stamp set and 4 dies for $24.50 plus shipping and handling. I can't image my collection of supplies without my rainbow dies! And you know how much I LURVE the clouds dies with their adorable perforated detail!!!

Thanks for popping in today!!!
Stamps: Rainbows and CLouds stamp set(Lil' Inker Designs)
Paper: Aqua Mist(PTI), patterned paper(Cosmo Cricket), Basic Black(SU!)
Ink: Tuxedo Black(Memento)
Accessories: Rainbows & Clouds dies(Lil' Inker Designs), Wonderful Words dies(PTI), all felt(PTI), sewing machine

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Flying in with Some Updates!

Hi there!!!! So I just returned from a few days vacation to see that we are indeed out of Pinwheel dies and stamps. They've been reordered and I should be able to begin shipping out within 14 days. I'm planning on sooner as I've double checked with both suppliers to ship 2nd Day Air, but a buffer never hurt anyone! HA!

Thank you to Everyone for making Pinwheels such a hot commodity!!

I've also decided for better inventory control to remove the option to purchase just the pinwheel die and the option to purchase the double die bundle. Unless, of course, I hear from many saying they rather the double die bundle, then I will add that back in and remove the single die option. This will be so much easier for us pickers, packers and shippers (me, me and me) to manage!

Rainbow dies and stamps as well as Sentiment Flags dies and stamps are still available in a large quantity and can ship out as early as tomorrow.

Attention Canada customers, as of Monday morning (before my vacation), my Post Office was still not accepting mail for deliveries. I will continue to try each day until they do. Please feel free to keep me posted as well!

Here's a little eye candy for you. It' uses our Sentiment Flags die and stamp set.

You can read more about this card HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Vacation & Pinwheel Update!!!


Monday and Tuesday I will be on vacation with my husband and son. If you place an order Monday or Tuesday it will not ship out until Thursday.

Also, I only have 11 Pinwheel dies and stamp set bundles left in stock. If you've been planning an order you may want to consider it now :) I've actually removed the option to buy the die only or buy the bundle with two dies just to keep the quantities the same until they run out. I am planning a re-order but this can take up to two to three weeks before it arrives and starts to ship out again.

Alrighty my friends!!! Have a fantastic few days and I'll check back in once I return home!

Today's eye candy courtesy of Tammy Hershberger of Stamp Happy


Saturday, June 18, 2011

Lil' Inker Designs & Crazy 4 Challenges!

Yay!!!!! It's been a long, but exciting wait and the day is finally here to shout that Lil' Inker Designs is sponsoring the C4C Challenge today!

I cannot wait to see what the amazing C4C Designers have made this week. They each received a stamp set and die from Lil' Inker to use today along with this week's challenge theme which is to incorporate the use of twine.

Here's the first card I created. It uses twine in a fun way and the Rainbows & Clouds dies and coordinating stamp set from LID.

I am completely obsessed with the Snowy Day collection from Crate Paper. There are so many fabulous sheets with bold colors that are just a bit distressed. LOVE! So I started with these papers and made three rainbows using the small, full rainbow from the die set. They are super quick and easy to make. The hardest part is deciding which of your favorite papers to use! I then stamped the sentiment from the stamp set and heat embossed with with black ep to make it pop. I added in twine instead of ribbon and I also made a sun using yellow twine as the sun's rays. I've done this once before but this time was much quicker and easier. Just put a small glue dot on the back of your button and adhere twine scraps for the rays one at a time until you've achieved that sunshine look. This is great for all those little snippets of twine you have hanging around. Then I adhered it directly to my project with another glue dot. I thought it would be fun to upload this at SCS for this month's Fan Club theme CT0611 "Text Me" since I incorporated the text print background into the design.

The Rainbows & Clouds dies and stamp set is the newest release from Lil' Inker Designs. It includes 4 dies; 2 rainbow dies and two uniquely and cutely shaped clouds with adorable perforated detail. The 20 piece stamp set is really fun and done in a handwriting font of all different sentiments that can be mixed and matched. The entire collection retails for $24.50 plus $5.25 Priority s&h. You can read more about this exciting new release HERE.

Here is another card for today's challenge using the pinwheel die from Lil' Inker Designs with a fun sentiment made using Graffix Rub Ons transfers...

I have rainbows on the brain and opted to make each pinwheel petal a different color!I made the sentiment "Imagine....Whirled Peace" on my computer using the Pea Noodle Parlor font from and Graffix Rub On Transfers. I did this instead of printing my sentiment right onto my card stock so I could have better control over the placement of the words.

If you are just seeing the pinwheel die today for the first time they have been HOT HOT HOT! One die cuts one petal and six petals makes a full pinwheel which you can embellish to your heart's content! I opted for a simple rhinestone brad and added in my twine to suit the challenge by using it instead of ribbon. My papers here are also from the Snowy Day from Crate Paper...not so snowy, right? Love it!

The Pinwheel die also has a coordinating stamp set with fun sentiments using a pinwheel theme like "You Mean the Whirl to me". The stamp set and die together retail for $17.00 plus $5.25 s&h.

All of our products can be viewed here at the shop blog. I invite you to follow along to stay on top of all new release info and design team announcements. Did you see our big announcement this week? Julie Ranae of Julie's Open Window, design team coordinator for the CAS-ual Friday Challenge, The Play Date Cafe and The Twinery is now he design team coordinator for Lil' Inker Designs too! WOO HOO!!!

Now, don't forget...head on over to the Crazy 4 Challenges blog to see what these amazing and crafty designers have made and JOIN THEM! The blog will give you all the participation details and drum roll please...........

One lucky participant will be chosen at random to receive a free die and stamp set of choice from Lil' Inker Designs!

One more thing before I go, right now for the first time ever Lil' Inker Designs has an open call for it's first design team. Please head over to THIS POST to read about the call details and how to apply now through June 30th!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you love everything you see!
And a Great BIG THANK YOU TO FRANCES BYRNE for coordinating today's sponsorship with me!!

Ingredients Rainbow Card:
Stamps: Rainbows & Clouds sentiments(Lil' Inker Designs)
Paper: kraft(PTI), Snowy Day(Crate Paper), text(Ledger series Making Memories)
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: small rainbow die(Lil' Inker Designs), button(PTI), twine(The Twinery), black embossing powder(SU!)
Ingredients Pinwheel Card:
Stamps: None
Paper: kraft(PTI), Snowy Day(Crate Paper), cork sheet(Karen Foster Designs)
Accessories: Pinwheel Die(Lil' Inker Designs), rhinestone brad, brad(SU!), lollipop stick(Wilton's), twine(The Twinery), button(my stash), Graffix Rub Ons transfers, sewing machine

Monday, June 13, 2011

Exciting News To Share!

I have some exciting news to share with you today......but first, a question...

What does this...

plus this...

plus this....

and this

all have in common??????????????



I seriously could not be more excited to announce that Julie Ranae will be joining Lil' Inker Designs as our Design Team Coordinator!!!! With the experience Julie brings I know she will keep our design team organized, inspired and always HAVING FUN!

Just look at the experience she brings:

Julie is the creator of two amazing challenges; The Play Date Cafe and CAS-ual Fridays where she is also the design team coordinator and she currently coordinates the design team for The Twinery as well!

Please head on over to Julie's blog, Julie's Open Window, to read more about all the awesome things she's done in the crafty world and leave her some love to welcome her while you're there.

I feel like the luckiest girl in the world! I'm really looking forward to working with Julie and I couldn't be more excited to start building the Lil' Inker Design Team!!

Thanks for stopping by to share this exciting news with me!

And don't forget the there is an open call for the very first Lil' Inker Design Team going on now through June 30th. Click on over HERE to check out the details!


Friday, June 10, 2011

Rainbow & Clouds Update & More

Hello! Just a quick post to let everyone know that the Rainbows & Clouds dies and stamps have arrived and are fully stocked. The set includes 2 rainbow dies (a large arc and a smaller, full rainbow) and 2 cloud dies with this adorable perforated detail that I'm totally in love with as well as a 20 piece stamp set with sentiments that can be mixed and matched together for $24.50 plus shipping & handling.

I can't wait to post more projects using these fabulous new dies and their funky fonted coordinating stamps. I think you are going to love them all!

Don't forget that right now Lil' Inker Designs has a call out for its very first design team. You can read all about the call going on now through June 30th HERE.

Hope your weekend is all rainbows & sunshine!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

*NEW* Lil' Inker Design Team Call!!!!

Lil’ Inker Designs is putting out a call for their very first design team! We’d LOVE to have you as part of our new team!

We’d love it if
• you love to stamp and paper craft
• you love working with dies and clear stamps
• you have a blog you post to regularly
• you take great pictures of your work
• you like to participate in challenges
• you are able to use FaceBook and are comfortable with e-mail communication
• you love Splitcoast Stampers
• you can commit to at least a 4 month term

You will receive
• at least two of the current releases from Lil’ Inker Designs and all newly released products during your term
• a badge for your blog
• a custom watermark for your design team projects
• a link to your blog from Lil’ Inker Designs and Shop Lil’ Inker blogs

What we’re asking
• 3-4 projects using newly released products during sneak peaks and new release time
• At least 2 projects per month during non-release times
• Are able to provide a picture of yourself for our blog
• Are able to enthusiastically represent Lil’ Inker Designs through blog posts and project photos

How To Apply:

This call is open to all! If this is something that interests you, please e-mail me at using subject line: Design Team Call

• Include 3-5 photos of your best work or of your favorite projects.
• Include some info about yourself and why you think you’d like to be a part of this team.
• I’d love your honest feedback about the products we currently have.
• Include your name, address, e-mail address, link to your blog, blog name and SCS user name in your application.
• List any other teams you are currently working with or have in the past although no experience is required.
• List any creative credits including publications or features you may have received although none are required.
• Applicants do not need to use products from Lil’ Inker Designs in their application projects and can be affiliated currently with other design teams.
• This call will be open until midnight June 30th and we will contact you during the first week (possibly second) week of July. Your commitment would begin in the middle of July if chosen.
We are looking forward to hearing from you! Have fun!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Shipping Update!

Hello there!!! I just thought I would pop in with some updates. I mentioned the other day that the Rainbow and Cloud dies are here. And they are FABULOUS! The stamps will be here at then end of the day on Friday and I will be a busy little bee Friday night packing and shipping and sending out loads of orders on Saturday morning!

The Pinwheel dies will be here tomorrow night and I will be packing and shipping those orders waiting for pinwheel dies out on Friday!!!

Good stuff!!

And since you're's a little something I made for today's Color Throwdown Challenge using the Rainbow & Clouds sentiment stamp set. I just love this fun and funky font! You can read more about this card HERE.

Have a fantastic evening!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

A Peek & An Update!

Gooood morning! I just wanted to pop by and give you an update. Last night the NEW Rainbow & Clouds dies arrived and they are in my hot little hands! Whooo hoooo!

Now, we are just waiting for the stamps to arrive. Unfortunately, I think it's going to be a little bit longer than I anticipated. But hang in there! I promise it will be worth the wait.

The Pinwheel dies are also on their way to me. I should have them by the end of next week.

Since you're here, I thought I would share this lil' ditty featuring the new Rainbows & Clouds dies and stamps.

This card features both the large and small cloud dies as well as the small rainbow and the "I Love You" sentiment from the coordinating stamp set. I love that it fits inside the large cloud. I made the *sun* using a button and some yellow twine.

Swoooon...I sound silly but I just love these products! I hope you do too! The entire collection of 2 dies (that each cut two images) and coordinating stamp set retail for $24.50 plus shipping and handling. You can check out more details HERE.

Have a fabulous weekend! And thanks for stopping by!
Stamps & Dies: Rainbows & Clouds (Lil' Inker Designs)
Paper: Kraft(PTI), Snowy Day(Crate Paper)
Ink: Tuxedo Black(Memento)
Accessories: rhinestones(Queen & Co), button(PTI), twine(The Twiney)