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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Designed to Color!

Hello there!! I have some fun news to share so I thought I would stop by but before I do let me back up for a minute.

I came across the release of a brand new magazine called Designed To Color and I really thought the idea behind this magazine was truly genius. Designed to Color is specifically for paper crafters and card makers who LOVE to color. Projects featuring colored images in some publications are often few and far between so this is really the perfect outlet for those who are addicted to markers to show their amazing talents, be published and recognized for their stellar skills.

I am not the greatest with the markers by far, but I was lucky enough to have a project chosen for publication in the current April/May issue which uses colorless blending solution to add texture!


My project features our Cutie Cat image from our 2 Cute Ink line which is ALSO designed for the marker lover in all of us! Designed to Color is definitely the right place to submit some designs and show the marker marvels how fabulous these sets are!

Here is the project that was chosen for the current Designed to Color issue...

Gosh I love that image and sentiment combo!! I highly encourage you to check out Designed to Color and subscribe to their free digital magazine! NOW, go get caught up on their first two issues HERE! Thanks for stopping by!!


Monday, April 23, 2012

Good Morning!

Hello and Good Morning!!! I thought I would stop by and chat about a few things!

This Saturday, April 28th, Lil' Inker Graphics Designer Extraordinaire, Ariana Grant, and I are heading to the Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention in Manchester, New Hampshire!! It will be my first time attending this event AND Lil' Inker is one of the many fabulous sponsors. We've donated 5 crop prizes and 1 Grand Door Prize. I cannot WAIT to go and I'm looking forward to running into so many crafty ladies including our design team member, Sarah Jay! Yahooo!!!!

For more information about this event and to purchase tickets, please visit THIS LINK.

On another note entirely, we've been chatting with some of your favorite and fabulous craft supply and paper crafting retailers about wholesales! We are SO PROUD to announce that our 2 Cute Ink line is now available at Jay Gee's Nook!
I just know that our many customers in Australia will be absolutely delighted to know that they can order Lil' Inker Designs locally through their favorite online retailer!!

Please stay tuned! We have so many great things happening here at Lil' Inker! Our next release will be Monday May 7th and can I just tell you something???? This is release is totally amazing. I can hardly WAIT until we can share our new goodies with you. We're getting ready to release some products that you will NOT be able to live without once you see what our designers do with them! Seriously, AMAZING STUFF! We'll be posting about our next hop very soon and we might just be giving you a little sneaky peeky of what's to come!!

MORE EXCITING NEWS.....Lil' Inker officially has its own Company Gallery at Splitcoast Stampers! The keyword is "lilinkerdesigns". You can find this gallery HERE or you can upload your own Lil' Inker projects by simply including this keyword in your upload. It really is the perfect place to go to see loads and loads of fabulous projects by our design team and fans using our products! Ok, I think that's all I have to chat about for today! Thank you for stopping by!


Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

I hope you're all having a fabulous Easter weekend! Design Team Member Emily Leiphart here! I have a Lil' Inker Designs project to share with you today. This one uses last month's release Coffee Cozy with Of the Heart from the previous month. I made this card for a friend I love to shop with. Whenever we go to the mall, she gets a coffee and I end up with a bubble tea. The bubble tea place tucks in a long spoon/stirrer into the sleeve which is really cute. I decorated my friend's cup with a die cut heart and my cup with the arrow as a spoon/stirrer. I'm sure my friend will get a good laugh out of this! I used a ruler to draw faux stitching around the edges of the patterned paper using a marker that coordinates with the ink I used to stamp with.

This set is so much fun and it's not just for coffee lovers, as previously shown with the telephones! With the option of turning the cup into a mug with a handle, you can use this set for tea, cocoa, juice and more. There are so many themes covered in the sentiments and with all the outlines and decorative cozies to choose from, every card you make will be different! You can find Coffee Cozy at the LID Store.

Sources: SU Crumb Cake, Natural White, Melon Mambo, So Saffron & Certainly Celery cardstock; Echo Park Dots & Stripes Candy Shoppe paper pad; Lil' Inker Designs Coffee Cozy & Of the Heart; Lil' Inker Designs Memento Rich Cocoa ink pad & marker; foam tape

Friday, April 6, 2012

More Coffee Cozies - Rainbows & Clouds and Acorns Return!

Hello! Design Team Member Jen Carter here! I am back today and posting on the LID Blog with a card using the Lil' Inker Designs Coffee Cozy set!  I just love this set and find it to be so versatile!

For this card I kept the theme a little bit earthy.  I wanted a clean & simple design that highlighted the fun coffee image!   To incorporate an earthy feel, I used a piece of muslin to create the bow on the tag, a scrap piece of fabric and a piece of denim.


Have you tried cutting denim with your dies?  It works very well!  I used the coffee cozy die and my son's old pair of jeans to cut the cozy for this card.  It creates an unexpected element. I also took a piece of scrap fabric, twisted it and then rolled it to create the little flower accent that I glued on to it.   The steam was stamped in VersaMark.

If you haven't picked up your Coffee Cozy set yet, head on over to the Lil' Inker Designs store! There are so many fabulous dies and stamp sets there!

A couple of little house keeping notes....our Rainbows & Clouds dies and stamp sets AND our Acorn die and stamp set have been restocked as of today in limited quantity at the LID Store! Orders will begin to ship out Monday and Tuesday!

Currently in the LID Store, some of our 2 Cute Ink stamp sets have a temporary price reduction so it's the PERFECT time to snap up these guys! We are going to extend this sale through Sunday, April 15th. Also, currently reduced is our Holly Jolly die and stamp set! Again, perfect time to grab our Winter/Holiday themed 2 Cute Ink sets and get a jump on holiday cards with our Holly Jolly set as well!

Thanks for stopping by!