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Monday, May 20, 2013

Welcome to the Lil' Inker Designs Challenge Hop!!!

Hello and WELCOME!!

I'm so excited that today is finally the day!! We have a really fun challenge for you and I can't wait to get started. But before I do, I have a couple of announcements.

While we said goodbye to two fabulous designers since our last release, Mary Johnson and Judith Gowdy, who we all enjoyed working with so much and we'll really miss, I feel so lucky to say that Alyssa Scritchfield and Isha Gupta have joined our core team of designers and they're here to stay!

Mary and Judith, thank you for all your hard work here at Lil' Inker Designs. I enjoyed seeing your fabulous work with each release and your talents will really be missed. 

Alyssa and Isha, I think you're both fantastic and I'm so happy to have you as part of our little fam!

But WAIT, there's more!! Today we are announcing another amazing and talented designer joining our team. I think her designs are awesome and she is a Lil' Inker Designs enthusiast for sure!

 Here's a hint....... recognize this gorgeous lady?


Welcome to Taheerah Atchia, the newest member of the Lil' Inker Designs Family!!

You can head right on over to check out Taheera's fantastic blog HERE. And here's a little about Taheerah in her own words....

Hi everyone! I'm Taheerah and I'm so so *so* thrilled to be joining the Lil' Inker DT!!

I have been a long-term admirer and buyer of Lil' Inker Designs products so I was excited beyond belief when I was invited to join the team!! There's something about Lil' Inker that's just so fresh and fun and unique - and those dies are just to die for!! I can't wait to convey my passion and enthusiasm for the products into my work!!
I'm an early 30s girl living with my three gorgeous cats in the UK. I love all things geeky - having a background in science and working in IT I guess that can't be avoided! I can often be found singing, but almost as frequently going crazy over crafting! Being creative is a huge passion of mine, probably bordering on an obsession! I have tried my hand at quite a few different things in my time, but card making has really captured my attention in a way that's here to stay. I love experimenting with most styles and am a definite lover of trends, as my work will tell! I've really embraced Clean & Simple (in my own way!) in recent times and really thrive on pushing my skills and my creative eye to the limit. I hope you'll stop by my blog at and take a further look at my work - I'd love to see you there!

Aw, thank you Taheerah! We're really excited to have you!!!

Are you ready for our challenge??????

When I started thinking about a fun challenge theme I started looking through our amazing designer's projects. Here are a couple that helped inspire our theme.

 All of these projects have a warm weather feel, beautiful skies and really make me smile! And in honor of the warm weather upon us (which feels like took FOREVER to arrive and still hasn't decided to stay a while here in the Northeast) our challenge theme is......

All you have to do to play along is make a project inspired by the graphic above!

You should use Lil' Inker Designs goodies as a focal point in your project but LID goodies do NOT have to be used exclusively.

Upload your project to your blog along with the inspiration photo above and tell us how you were inspired to create your project.

Then, upload your project using a direct link to your blog post and the Linky Tool beneath my signature below.

Also, HAVE FUN!!!

To be eligible to win our Grand Prize (more on that below) you must follow the criteria above. You have until Sunday, June 2nd at 11:30 p.m. EST to enter.

Here are a couple of projects I created based on the inspiration photo above.....

Here I was inspired by the pinwheels in the sky pictured above. It made me think of flowers so I went for it! I really love how this turned out! Notice how I used our Of the Hearts Dies to create the petal? The sentiment is from our Sentiment Flag Additions Stamp Set - a really handy and useful set of adorbs sentiments and of course our Original Pinwheel Die.

Here I was inspired by the sky in the inspiration photo. My brother is graduating with his Masters so this is for him. I thought it was slightly more masculine with the black background. I think this saying from our Rainbows & Clouds Sentiment Stamp Set is perfect for a grad! Nothing says beautiful sky like our Small Sunshine Die and Clouds Dies!

Here I was inspired by the rainbow in the inspiration photo. I recently bough all this fantastic colored, hemp twine from etsy and I am in love! I thought it was the perfect opportunity to showcase all the lovely colors together. LOVE my clouds dies, of course, and the sentiment is from our Sunshine Sentiments Stamp Set.

I hope you like! This was the first time in a long time I got my craft on! It felt sooo good!!

Want to know what you can WIN if you participate?......

Two lucky honorable mention winners will receive $10 gift certificates to Lil' Inker Designs. Our Grand Prize Winner will receive a $50 Gift Certificate to Lil' Inker Designs - our BIGGEST PRIZE EVER!! And they will receive a cute badge for their blog!
Also, for every 10 challenge entries we will be giving away a stamp set to randomly chosen participants! So there really is a LOT you can win! 

But wait, there's MORE! Beginning today and for the rest of May we're offering 15% off your entire order! Just enter the code SUNNYDAYS at checkout to receive your discount! Everyone wins!!!

Isn't this fun?? And all you have to do is do what you love!

Before I let you go I want to tell you that we have the MOTHER of all releases coming in June! When I tell you that I have been doing back flips while experimenting with our new dies and stamps...well, that would be an ginormous understatement. We'll have more details about our next release SOON!!! 

Ok, so I'm going to send you on your way to newbie (to us) designer Taheerah's blog for some eye candy and challenge inspiration!

Thanks so much for joining us today! Don't forget to link your challenge cards/posts here using the Link Tool below. Enjoy the rest of our hop today and gorgeous projects from our fabulous design team!



  1. Woohoo!!! I'm ALL over this! It's 4:32 AM AST and true to form, I can't sleep. I'm getting up to make! Finally, insomnia has a purpose in my life!!!

  2. Your cards are adorable! Will definitely have to play along.

  3. How exciting, I've been looking forward to this!! Gorgeous projects! Welcome to the new DT members!!!
    Be back soon to enter the challenge!!!

  4. I love your take on the inspiration photo...such beautiful cards!

    And...a huge welcome to "Taheerah"!!!

  5. OMG~OMG~OMG!! SO EXCITED!! Can't wait to play along!! I will be creating ASAP!! CONGRATS and WELCOME to the Team Ladies!! Looking forward to your Inspiration!! Thanks for the Discount Code and Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

  6. Such a fun challenge and awesome giveaway! Congrats to the DT! I am loving all the fabulous inspiration already!
    I am a "newbie" to Lil' Inkers, so I only had one stamp set to play with...but I wanted to play along, so I did what I could! LOL!

  7. OMGosh...
    I'm so late!
    If being habitually late was considered a viable skill...
    I would be a pro! :(
    But LOVE the gorgeous samples...
    dying over that fabby bloom!
    You have the best dies...
    I can't refuse them...
    which I think you might be aware of...
    and look forward to each release!
    This challenge was so much fun...
    and hoping to see more! :)

  8. I'm so in love with the half flower using the pinwheel!

  9. LOVING all of the AMAZING Inspiration that was shared!! I feel BAD though, wish I would have shared more!! ;) Oh well I hope you'll be having another FUN Challenge!!?? That way I can have an EXCUSS to create more Cards using my Lil' Inkers Stamps and Dies!! ;) THANKS AGAIN for all of the FUN and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! ;)