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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Announcing Restocked Items!!

Hi there!!

Just a quick post to let you know that the following items have just been restocked in our store:

Texture Plate: Frame 1

Embossing Pad Kits (limited qty.)

Party Hats Dies

And recently re-stocked were our Stitched Mats: Rectangles

You can go directly to the product's page by using the links above or browse our website HERE.

Thank you so much and have a great evening!


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Falling for You by Designer Amy Kolling

Here is a great post from our designer, Amy Kolling of Stamp-n-Paradise...oh those pretty little leaves! Have a look!

Wow! Today it really looks like FALL here in Kanasas! The trees are absolutely at their best right now.....gorgeous reds, yellows, browns.  

I have a quick card to share using some of these colors and die cuts from Lil' Inker Designs.

Here I've used the Stitched Sentiment Flag die to add a border of sorts to my card adding in some leaves from the Acorn die and stamp set with that cute sentiment, makes for a very CAS card!

Falling for you

 Have you checked out Lil' Inker Designs yet? I am soo loving what Laura has been designing!!!

Amy Kolling Stamp-N-Paradise
{Falling for you}
Stamps:  Acorn Sentiments (Lil' Inker Designs)
Paper:  Rustic Cream, Dark Chocolate, Ripe Avocado, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest (PTI)
Ink:  Dark Chocolate (PTI)
Dies:  Acorn Dies and Stitched Sentiment Flag (Lil' Inker Designs)
Misc:  Twine (The Twinery)


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Runway Inspired Challenge & Lil' Inker Designs!

Hi there! How are you today?

I feel like I haven't posted in bit so I'm very excited to be able to share something with you for today!

Lil' Inker Designs is sponsoring this week's Runway Inspired Challenge, #22 !!

This has got to be one of the coolest challenges going right now! I love that our inspiration comes straight from the fashion catwalk! Have a look at this week's inspiration photo...
I think it's pretty cool to be able to combine my love of clothing with my passion for card making!!
I drew inspiration from the color of the clothing this week as well as the graphic print of the blouse and even a tiny touch of bling from the buttons on the jacket. 
Here is the project I made based on this week's photo....
I started by making an A2 card base from kraft card stock and I die cut the stitched border using our NEW Stitched Mats-Rectangles Dies. (The Stitched Mats Dies are currently sold out BUT I will be receiving my restock THIS SATURDAY, Yahoo!).
I then made a panel from cream card stock and layered it with strips of chevron patterned paper diagonally. I matted this layer with red card stock and then I got to some embellishing!!
Here I used the Jingle Joy set from Lil' Inker Designs which includes those J and Y dies as well as that CUTE jingle bell die to spell the word "JOY" that set! I tied off my focal panel with red ribbon and added a snowflake, red button tied with twine and silver pearl in its center.
I can't tell you how much I thoroughly enjoyed sitting down to make this card!!! I found the photo to be an EXCELLENT jumping off point!
I would like to thank Jen Rzasa for having Lil' Inker Designs this week as the challenge sponsor and I would like to thank the Runway Inspired Challenge Designers for their creativity! Make sure you stop by and visit them to see what they've created based on this week's photo and using some goodies from Lil' Inker Designs. Say an extra hello to our very own Sarah Jay who's doing double duty this week as a member of BOTH design teams :)
Of course since Lil' Inker is sponsoring this week's Runway Inspired Challenge there is a sa-weet prize for the winner of this week's challenge. So be sure to head on over to the Runway Inspired Challenge Blog to read up on the details and how you can be entered to WIN!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Stay TUNED! Our designers are already gearing up for a brand new group of goodies and a new release hop coming in mid November!
Enjoy the challenge this week!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Next on the Agenda: Stamping Around New Hampshire!

Now that it's October and last week's release is complete it's time to look to the next big thing and for me that's Stamping Around New Hampshire!

Stamping Around

For those of you who don't already know from my accent (you should read my posts and drop your "r's") and from my extreme overuse of the word "awesome", I'm from Massachusetts and this year's Stamping Around event is right in my back yard in New Hampshire and I've been asked by coordinator, Julie Masse, to TEACH a class as this year's event!!

I have not yet been to a Stamping Around event so I'm super super excited about it! 1: I get to get away for a night BY MYSELF which hasn't happened in years upon years AND 2: I get to be surrounded with ladies who love to craft as much as I do. SIGN ME UP, PLEASE!!

For any of you not familiar with Stamping Around HERE is a link to their site. This year we're staying at the quaint Sise Inn in Portsmouth New Hampshire and there is a fabulous roster of teachers for this year's event. Click HERE to see the instructors.

I have been working diligently behind the scenes with Lil' Inker Design Team Member Alicia Thelin who has designed a really fabulous project for us to create in class. We'll be making two cards and an adorable card holder which is really perfect to give as a hostess gift. Each person who attends my class will receive a complimentary 6x6 Echo Park This & That Christmas paper pad as well as a special, only available here die set from Lil' Inker Designs just as a way of saying thank you for your attendance! You'll get a hands on experience with one of our most popular products this year, the Small Bow Die, and you'll get to see the sets from our illustrated lines from 2 Cute Ink and The Sugar Kissed cottage in person! Of course we'll have some prizes to give away just to even make it more exciting!

I think it's going to be a lot of fun. If you're local to New Hampshire or in the New England area come play with us October 26th and 27th at Stamping Around New Hamphire!

I hope to see you there!!!


Monday, October 1, 2012

New Release Wrap Up - WINNERS Announced!

Hi there! I'm here to re-cap our amazing hop from last week! I love to show all of the designer's projects in one spot to re-cap our hop. It just gets those creative juices flowing I think! I am also going to announce our hop PRIZE WINNERS!!!

But first one last look at everything we release last week and in no particular order :)  Blogger happens to be the worst for multi-file upload but here goes......

And here are the amazing projects from our talented designers.....also in no particular order!!


Our designers rocked these new goodies, don't you think? Gosh, I hope  got them all!!
So, our Balloon Dies are currently on back order but I'm expecting them in mid week this week. The Stitched Mats Dies will not be far behind. If you are waiting for either of these products, please visit the product's page on our site HERE click on the Notify Me button and fill out the form that comes up. Then, as soon as these items are restocked you will receive an email from me to met you know they are available.
For now, here are some WINNERS. Thank you to everyone who left wonderful comments for our designers last week. There is nothing better than receiving such positive and enthusiastic feedback on our products and projects and as our way of saying thank you we share the wealth!
So without further wait........our secret prize blogs last week were Amy Kolling and Judith Gowdy!!!! If you left love for them last week you may be one of our FOUR WINNERS!!!!! Have a look below....
The following two ladies have each won a $10 Lil' Inker Designs Store Credit!!
1. BloggerKaren Day said...
Wow! Your bright colours are so fun!
September 24, 2012 1:35 PM
2. Lynn said...
What an awesome way to use the embossing clever!!! September 26, 2012 4:52 AM

The following ladies win a new release stamp set of their choice from either the 2 Cute Ink or Sugar Kissed Cottage lines!!

1. Bloggerreeree62 said...
Wow, very cool card! So unique...
September 26, 2012 7:41 AM

This is such an adorable set! And the card you made is super cute!
September 24, 2012 2:57 PM

Congratulations, Ladies!!! Please email me at lilinkerdesigns at gmail dot com for further information!! Woooo hoooooo!!!!!
Now, I have one more important piece of business before I let you go....we had an impromptu challenge which ended a week ago. It was really fun.....totally spontaneous and I'm thinking of doing it again soon! Our winners are Cynthia and Miriam! Congrats, Ladies!!!! Thank you so much for participating in our fun challenge! And we hope to see you NEXT TIME!!!!! Please contact me at lilinkerdesigns at gmail dot com for your prize info!
So we are very busy behind the scenes....we're already gearing up for our November Release and another new crop of goodies with a holiday and Winter theme that we know will instantly capture your hearts :)
 AND we're getting ready for a class we're doing at Stamping Around New Hampshire which is going to be SUPER FUN!! For more information about the event please CLICK HERE!
Thank you so much!!