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Saturday, March 23, 2013

New Release Coming Soon & Some Announcements

HELLO! I thought I would stop by with some announcements for you today.

I wanted to tell you about an exciting new release coming out on April 1st!

We are releasing three dies and one stamp set that you'll be sure to LOVE! Our designers are busy creating for the release and I am hearing wonderful things from them about these new goodies!

We'll be having a three day hop, April 1st-3rd loaded with fun, inspiration and PRIZES!!

Also, we've recently restocked a bunch of our products and I want you to be aware of what is once again available in our store.

Flip Flop Dies - Now available Individually!

For a limited time, when you purchase our Instant Camera Die, you can purchase the Gift Bow Topper Die for $1. Add both items to your order and then enter the code GIFTBOWDIE before proceeding to check out!

You can use the links I've provided above to go right to your favorite products or you can visit our homepage to see our newest releases by going to HERE!

Unfortunately, there has been a mix-up and our Rainbows & Clouds Dies did not arrive as expected, but I am happy to say I've just been updated and I should have them Tuesday March 26th or by the 27th at the latest!!

If there are any questions you might have or if there is anything I can help you with please email me here any time at I love hearing from you!

Thanks so much and we'll see you on April 1st for our New Release Hop! Have a wonderful, wonderful weekend!


Saturday, March 16, 2013

Speech Bubbles Challenge - Moxie Fab World

So, if you can believe it, I had time to make a card for another Moxie Fab World Challenge!

The truth is....while I've been recovering from surgery my hubby's been home and he has worked SO hard to completely re-work my Lil' Inker office and now that it's complete I don't want to leave it - hence the two challenge cards I've been able to make.

Everything is super organized too so I can actually find things. It's so amazing and so easy to create this way!!!! WOW!!!! So, I decided to make another card and this one is for the Speech Bubbles Challenge in the Moxie Fab World celebrating Card Creations Week. Have you seen the new issue of Card Creations? It's AMAZING!!!

Ok, so here is my speech bubble card......

  I thought it would be neat if I used one of the doodle frames from the Notebook Doodle Set as my speech bubble and some stars as my thought bubbles. I even managed to squeeze in the Notebook Die as a background for my focal image! I used these bright and cheery papers from Echo Park's Happy Day Collection which I forgot I had and rediscovered during my office extravaganza, HA! I love this "UR GR8" sentiment! I colored just bits of the frame and my stars with Copic markers.

 Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!


Stamps: Lil' Inker Designs (Notebook Doodles Set
Paper: Stampin' Up!(Basic Black), Echo Park(Happy Day Collection) 
Ink: Memento(Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers 
Dies: Lil' Inker Designs(Notebook Die) Other: 3M(Foam Tape)

Friday, March 15, 2013

Moxie Fab Tuesday's Trigger Challenge!

Hi there!!

I was so inspired by this week's Tuesday Trigger over at the Moxie Fab World Blog! I just love the interesting colors - I don't know if it's because it's so Springy but I just loved it and I decided I just had to sit down and create something!

 Here is this week's inspiration photo....

And here's a little ditty I put together this afternoon featuring some of my favorite new supplies that I just can't stop reaching for.....

I had so much fun working with these colors. They are definitely a bit outside my comfort zone, but I love a challenge! I tried to incorporate all the textures of the woman's dress by stamping the textured pattern on my card base and using texture as a focal point.

I hope you like it! Have a wonderful weekend and a Happy St. Paddy's Day!!

Thanks for stopping by today!!!

Stamps: Lil' Inker Designs(Darling Diamonds Stamp Set)
Paper: Stampin' Up!(Mint Melody), Papertrey Ink(Aqua Mist, White)
Ink: Stampin' Up!(Not Quite Navy), Versamark
Dies: Lil' Inker Designs(Circles & Diamonds Stitched Patter Die)
Accessories: button(stash), Stampin' Up!(gold twine), Papertrey Ink(Aqua Mist)
Other: Stampin' Up!(Embossing Buddy, Black Embossing Powder), Nichole Crafts(Heat Tool)

Friday, March 8, 2013

Just a Quick Note & Prize Winners Announced

Hi there!

Just a quick note to let you know that order fulfillment is still on hold while I recover. It should only be a few more days and I hope to start getting pending orders out by Monday. 

Also, we just recently restocked our very popular Stitched Mats: Squares

AND - with all this surgery hoopla I just realized I didn't announce last month's prize hop winners!!! Oh, MY!!

So, I picked a blog at random as our secret prize blog and it was actually MINE for the store! Last month's release was awesome and as our way of saying thank you for hopping with us we have 2 $10 store credits! 

Our first winner is..............{drum roll}............

Love the colourful card! All the projects are fantastic!

and our second winner is.............. {drum roll}.................

Great grand finale! I love all the projects and ideas! The Circle & Diamond Stitched Pattern Die is at the very top of my list! Fantastic release!

CONGRATS, Ladies!!!! Please email me at lilinkerdesigns at gmail dot com with the subject line Feb Prize Winner and I will email you back with your store credit code!

Thank you again for all who participated and for all your support especially over these few days while I work hard at feeling better!


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Designed To Color & Lil' Inker Designs Birthday Bash Blog Hop

Hi there, Everyone!!! 

I'm so excited to be joining you today as part of a fun hop! We are celebrating for a couple of reasons: Lil' Inker Designs was featured in the current, first ever quarterly issue of Designed To Color in their Hue's Who column and......

and it's the very first birthday of Designed To Color! To celebrate both we have a great line up of designers for you to hop with today!

Hopefully, you've arrived here from the fabulous and talented Isha's blog. If not, head on back to the beginning of the hop at the Designed To Color blog so you don't miss out on any greatness!!!

For any Designed to Color Fans that might be visiting the Lil' Inker Designs blog for the first time....WELCOME!!! We are a growing company who designs and manufactures clear stamps and dies in the freshest designs! We feature two illustrated lines in our store: 2 Cute Ink, which is a fun and cute line of animals with awesome sentiments and our Sugar Kissed Cottage which is also fun and cute but depicts vintage inspired people to color with fantastically designed sentiments. Lil' Inker Designs was "born" when I (Laura Pryor) had an idea for a die and stamp set that I couldn't find on the market. I grouped with a talented and professional graphics artist friend of mine from high school - the amazing Ariana Grant - and the rest is, as they say, history! Today we have a full line of fun and innovative clear stamps and dies that we're so proud of!

Today, each designer has made a birthday themed card to celebrate Designed To Color's First Birthday!!!! Here's mine!!! 

I am absolutely obsessed with our Snarky Lady I set from our Sugar Kissed Cottage line and I just couldn't resist getting crafty with her when I saw the theme of today's hop. 

I started by coloring our Snarky Lady with Copic markers and trimming her out. On a teal base I mounted patterned papers in sort of a paper-blocking fashion from My Mind's Eye and tied the base with my favorite twill ribbon. I then stamped my sentiment in VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with black embossing power. Of course I had to embellish so I added a trio of buttons and some ab crystal rhinestones.

Here is a peek at our Snarky Lady I set in its entirety... What's your favorite sentiment??

Before I let you go...what's a hop without PRIZES?? Lil' Inker Designs is giving away a prize pack of stamps to one lucky winner! Designed To Color has a copy of their current issue to give away but also the June/July, August/September, AND the October/November issue (isn't that amazing?) and Carisa has a prize on her blog for you as well!! All you have to do is leave us some love along your way today to be eligible to win!  The hop ends on March 7th 11:59 CST.  The winners of the prizes will be posted no later than March 9th!

Isn't this FUN???

Here is a list of all the designers who are posting today! 

Designed to Color
Alyssa Scritchfield
Lil Inker Designs <------------ YOU ARE HERE!!

I hope you enjoyed our hop today! If you missed anything don't forget to go back to the beginning!
Thanks for stopping by!

Ingredients for Remind Me Card

Medium: Copic Markers

Skin: E00, E21, R20

Hair: E55, E57, E59

Clothing: BG11, BG13, RV04, RV17, RV19

Other Papers: My Mind's Eye (Lost and Found II), Stampin' Up! (Taken With Teal)
Image: Lil' Inker Designs (Snarky Lady I)
Paper Colored On: Papertrey Ink (White)
Elements: Mary Arts (twill ribbon), Papertrey Ink (buttons), Stampin' Up! (natural twine, Embossing Buddy, Black Embossing Powder), American Crafts (colored jute twine), Queen & Co. (AB Crystals), Nicole Crafts (Heat Tool)

Friday, March 1, 2013

An Update and Some Eye Candy!

Good morning!! I thought I would stop by with a lil' post today as I have some info and updates for you. I even have some eye candy! I was going through my cards yesterday and I realized I made one that didn't make the hop!! Poor thing! LOL! More on that in a min.

So, We are waiting on a large shipment of dies to arrive that have been out of stock for a little bit. I am keeping my fingers crossed for them to arrive by Monday. I will keep you posted. I am really hoping they arrive tonight! You know the minute they do and I verify the counts that you will receive my email if you're on our notification list!

It was a very busy New Release Week and we're so happy you're loving the new goodies. Monday, March 4th will be the last day for order fulfillment while I take a small break the rest of the week to recover from a surgery I'm having on Tuesday. You can bet that the minute I can get right back to it I will!

I am going to try my very very best to announce the hop prize winners on Monday before my break as well!!

Here is a card I made for our new release hop that some how didn't make it online!

Here is stamped "Hello" from our new Darling Diamonds Stamp Set in Crumb Cake Ink onto kraft paper which I mounted on a chocolate card base. I made the focal image using our Circles & Diamonds Stitched Pattern Die and Connected Circles Die and then stamped a rainbow of "hi" diamonds from our Darling Diamonds Stamp Set - such a fun trio of goodies!

Have a wonderful wonderful weekend and thank you for your well wishes for speedy recovery! I really appreciate that!!

Chat soon!