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Monday, November 26, 2012

November's Release Hop Prize Winners & Re-Cap - sort of :)

So, admittedly I'm behind on our New Release Hop Re-Cap, BUT.... you'll be happy to know it's because I've been packing and shipping all of your orders :)

I have been able to pick(at random) the FOUR $10 store credit winners from Emily Leiphart's blog, which was our secret prize blog during release week!

The winners are.... Drum rolll.....

Annette (Allen) said... fun how you used all the dies.. November 16, 2012 10:47 AM

Holly AKA KopyKat said... This is so super cute, what a great idea. November 15, 2012 8:40 AM

Glenda J said... These are fantastic! Love the colours, patterns and textures. Great work! November 12, 2012 12:09 AM

Sue McRae said... Love all the layers on your card, and your gift tag is so fun with the wood paper and plaid. November 16, 2012 2:35 PM

Congrats, Ladies! Please email me at lilinkerdesigns at gmail dot com, subject line November Hop Prize Winner and I will email you your store credit code!

Be sure to come and visit us the week of December 10th! We are having a Mini Release Hop! That's right! We're releasing 2 new die sets and a brand new, gorgeous stamp set! Yipppeee!!!!

Thanks for stopping by! Here are just some of the AMAZING projects featured during release week!




Friday, November 16, 2012

New Release Hop Day 4 - Group Post Day

Welcome to Group Post Day! Our  team will be sharing projects with you today using their favorite new products or combination of new products from this week's new release items! It's my favorite day in our hop...I just can't believe it's already here!

So this week we released some really fun goodies and I'm here to give you a little recap and then I'm going to send you on your way to enjoy everything the team has to share with you today.

We started off the week with our brand new Instant Camera: Christmas Dies & Stamp Set Bundle which contains Our Instant Camera Die, Gift Bow Topper and Instant Camera: Christmas Stamp Set.
This set will allow you to make really adorable Photo Ornaments that you can even hang from your tree when you add our great Gift Bow Topper! I think it's a brilliant idea if I do say so myself :) AND what's extra nice is that there are so many more uses for each of the components in the set when used on their own!
This set and the individual components are now on back order. BUT I received word today from our incredibly awesome manufacturer that we will be receiving MORE by Monday evening. So please don't be disappointed if you didn't get one earlier in the week. They'll be back in super fast! I encourage you to subscribe to our notification list so that you will receive an email from me the minute they are restocked!
Here are the projects I made this week using the items from our Instant Camera: Christmas Set...

Up next this week was the third installment in our collection of Bow Dies, the Mini Bow Die!
If you have our Large and Small Bow Dies (originally released in May of this year) then you will love adding the Mini to your collection. It makes the sweetest, daintiest bow and is the perfect size for small tags, cute hair accessories BUT actually was designed with our Instant Camera Die in mind. You can see how it was made the perfect sized embellishment for the bottom of the camera die (used on projects above). Below are some projects I made this week using our new Mini Bow Die.

Here is the size comparison between all three Bow Dies in our collection...they are pictured just about true to size here which is great. Gosh, I just love that shape!

This week we also released three great stamp sets from our Sugar Kissed Cottage line of illustrated stamps. Squuuuuueeee!!!! I love them so much! And the sentiments in the set have been used in lots of my other projects this week. They're great for tags! They are a fabulous value for only $10 each.

Here's another peek at the projects I made using these sets....

And last but not least, we have something new in the store. We have a limited supply of Echo Park's This & That Christmas 6x6 paper pads for only $5.75 while supplies last.
If you remember from yesterday's post, I have DOUBLED our prizes for this hop and have decided that we will be giving away FOUR $10 store credits to four lucky winners so make sure to leave some love along the way for our designers. We'll be choosing the winners from a secret prize blog (or 2) so the more comments you leave along your way the better your chances of winning!
We'll be back on December 10th with a mini release hop. We'll be featuring a beautiful new die set containing 4 dies, a follow up die release to a very popular predecessor and a fabulously designed stamp that Karen Baker and I worked on together.
Don't forget that sometime on Monday (typically evening) we will be restocking our Instant Camera Die, Gift Bow Topper and coordinating stamps as well as a handful of items many of you are waiting on!
You can continue on your way now to the fabulous Jen Carter who is sure to have something wonderful for you today. Enjoy the hop. Have a pleasant weekend and I'll be back ASAP to announce our hop prize winners!
Thank you again for your continued business and support!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

New Release Day 4 - More Mini Bows & More!

Hi there!! I cannot believe it's day four of our new release hop! This week is flying by!

Today we're going to share more projects featuring our brand new Mini Bow Dies, the third and most fabulous in our Bow Die Collection originally released in May of this year!

I ALMOST didn't have a new project to share with you today and I just about can't standing posting without one so I managed a few minutes in my craft room tonight in between packing orders :) and I made this sweet little "full" bow using our new Mini Bow Die......seriously....I can barely stand how cute this is!!! Have a look...

I hadn't yet tried making a full bow with our Bow Dies. This was something I literally drooled over when I saw it originally on Designer Alicia Thelin's blog and I thought no better time like now to try it so this is what I ended up with. I don't know what's cute the full bow is using the Mini Bow Die or how fast I was able to put this together. I die cut three Mini Bows from Echo Park's This & That Christmas Paper and assembled three of the "main" bow pieces which I then adhered on top of one another alternating their directions using Mini Glue Dots. I then used one "tail" piece to finish it off and added a twine-threaded button to the center to jazz it up. The sentiment is from our FABULOUS Instant Camera: Christmas Sentiments Stamp Set. I know I sound like a broken record but this stamp set is truly awesome and the comfort & joy sentiment is just one of many of my faves!
Our Bow Dies are one of our products that are truly near and dear to my heart. Ariana and I spent countless countless hours perfecting our template just to get this cute and perky finished shape. She'd make a change, I'd print it, cut it out by hand, assemble it, make some notes, take a picture send it back to Ariana....we did this many times and I'm so happy Ariana is as patient as she is because this collection of Bow Dies really turned out amazing and perfect and so fun to work with! Thanks, AG!
Here is a great look at all three bows in our collection so you can see their size difference.
Also, today we're featuring more projects from our Color Team with our new A Snowman's Soul set. I'm just loving everything vintage right now and these vintage images from Sugar Kissed Cottage just make me so happy. They are a real value and expertly designed. Lindsey Amschler provides us with these fantastic images and Karen Baker is designing our coordinating sentiments. LOVE THIS!
On another note, I just want to take a quick time out to acknowledge my Design Team. I am thankful for each and every one of you... you're amazing and so talented and with each release you have me in awe and I'm inspired to keep creating and designing new products and it's because of you that we keep growing!
And to our customers and fans, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support! Everything Lil' Inker is done right here in my home and with lots of love. You deserve fun and fresh ideas and we work hard every day to bring you just that. It's because of you that this once hobby has grown into SO
MUCH MORE! I am so thankful!
NONE of what we do here at Lil' Inker Designs would be possible without Ariana Grant and our newest graphics designer, Karen Baker...and I mean NONE of it. We all work together so well and so closely and I am just so blessed to have them and their talents. I am one lucky gal! Thank you, Ladies!
All this being said, for this release I've decided that I would like to DOUBLE our prizes and choose FOUR winners to each receive a $10 store credit to Lil' Inker Designs! It's just a little extra way of saying thank you for your support and continued encouragement! :) So make sure you leave some love along your way today because your chances of being a winner have increased!!!!
Now, before I let you go.....a couple of things to mention...
We have a limited supply of This & That Christmas 6x6 paper pads from Echo Park still in the store  for only $5.75. It's a steal and they're fabulous pads!
Also, Instant Camera Dies are on back order and the Instant Camera: Christmas Die & Stamp Bundle is so low that by the time this post goes live they will probably be on back order as well. BUT just to make your day, I found out yesterday that we will be receiving MORE mid next week. Please be sure and subscribe to our notification list so that you can receive an email as soon as they are restocked. 
Many items that are currently sold out will also be here in approximately 2-3 three weeks. This includes our very popular Coffee Cozy Set, Flags & Tags Set, Texture Plate: Frame 1, Embossing Pad Kit and more!
And I think I mentioned this yesterday but we have decided to have a mini new release hop on December 10th! We'll be featuring a beautiful new die set, coordinating stamp set and a follow up die set to something we've already released that you are going to love love love!
Ok, off you go! Head on over to Emily Leiphart's blog. I just know she will have something incredible for you!
Thank you for stopping by today and thank you for tolerating my mush moment! HA! Enjoy the hop today!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

New Release Hop Day 3: Instant Camera Christmas & A Snowman's Soul

Hi there! WOW! What a busy week it's been! I see you're loving our new goodies. Thank you for all the orders you've placed and for your enthusiastic comments! We love that!

We're back to share more projects using our Instant Camera: Christmas set and the third set in our Holiday collection from Sugar Kissed Cottage called A Snowman's Soul.

So, I feel like sort of a tease as I write this because our new Instant Camera Dies (as sold individually) are now on back order. We do have a limited number of the Instant Camera: Christmas Bundle which includes the Instant Camera Die, Gift Bow Topper and Instant Camera: Christmas Sentiment Stamp Set.


This set is really an amazing value and you will NOT be disappointed with this stamp set included. Karen Baker did an AMAZING job devising sentiments that would be both perfect for photo cards of our children and pets as well as beautiful and versatile holiday greetings. I can't stop reaching for it with every tag I make!

We will be ordering more Instant Camera Dies. Please subscribe to our Notification List so that you can receive an email as soon as they've been restocked. We're hoping it will not take too should be at least 2-3 weeks time. Edited to add: We just received word that we will be receiving a shipment of Instant Camera Dies by MID next week(approx 11/20). So it will only be a matter of a few business days before they arrive!! Whoooooo Hoooooo!!! THANK YOU for loving it!!!!

Ok, so that being said here is a look at a project I made with our Instant Camera Die and a repeat peek at the projects I made with the entire set.....the tease I was mentioning...

I just love the way this card turned out. I'm a little early for Father's Day, but truth be told, this is a reject, non-acceptance from a recent Paper Craft's Magazine call! LOL! The sentiment here is from our very release, Sentiment Flags! As you can see this is a very versatile die and I just love that about our products.
Here are the projects I showed you on Monday using the entire bundle. The Gift Bow Topper Die is quickly growing to be one of my favorite little goodies! I just love how when I attach them to my Instant Camera die cut it makes them look like a little present AND allows me to hang the photo ornament from my tree! They also made some rockin' little gift tags...see below.
Last but certainly not least is the third set in our holiday collection from Sugar Kissed Cottage called A Snowman's Soul. How beautiful is the image and sentiment combo? Even their puppy is playing in the snow!

Here I made a frame for my focal image using our Stitched Mats: Rectangles. First I die cut the 2nd to last die in the set from kraft paper and then I layered the smallest die in the set over it and cut again and that made this neat and tidy stitched frame.....oh yes, the possibilities are endless with the addictive die set and they've just been restocked in our store! Woo Hoo!! 
Instead of stamping a sentiment I chose to stamp it repeatedly along the bottom of my card and embellished with a simple bow. Of course I used papers from Echo Park's This & That Christmas 6x6 pad. This is a FANTASTIC set of papers and right now we have a limited supply of them in our store for only $5.75.
Don't forget to leave comments along the way to be eligible in our prize drawing. We'll be giving away 2 $10 store credits and 2 winners will be chosen at random from a secret prize blog!
I'm going to hand you right over to Jen Carter who is next on our hop today. Enjoy and as always thank you for hopping with us and sincerely, thank you for your support for Lil' Inker Designs!

OH! And before I forget to mention.......we are having a mini new release next month! We'll be featuring two die sets and a new stamp set. What a beautiful set of goodies we have for you! I can't wait for you to see!

Have a lovely day!