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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Lil' Inker NOW on Instagram!

Did you see? You can find Lil' Inker on Instagram! We will be sharing pictures of release sneaks, customer projects, Design Team projects, fun behind the scenes and whatever else we think might interest our fans. To find us, just type in @lilinkerdesigns in the search box.

To kick it off, we are hosting a little contest. Be sure to tag your projects with #lilinkerdesigns so we can be sure to include you in the drawing!
Good luck! We can't wait to see your projects on Instagram!


Sunday, February 16, 2014

Back In Stock at Lil' Inker Designs

Hello and happy weekend!

If you're looking for my Curtain Call Challenge Post please scroll down.

This is just a quick post to let you know that we have just made a major restock of items here at Lil' Inker Designs.

If there is something you've been waiting to be restocked it's BAAAACK!!

Here is a list of everything we've just added back into our store:

You can click on the pictures or links above and go right to the page of that product OR you can CLICK HERE and go directly to our Home Page to see what's also new in store after our awesome February 3rd New Release!

If I can be of help to you in any way please feel free to email me at anytime. I love hearing from you!

Thanks so much and enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Saturday, February 15, 2014

Lil' Inker Designs & The Curtain Call Challenge!

Hi there, Lil' Inker Friends!

We are sponsoring this week's Curtain Call Challenge and I am super excited! Curtain Call has an incredibly talented design team and I seriously cannot WAIT to see what their team does with goodies from Lil' Inker Designs and this week's challenge!

This week's inspiring theme is Cozy Quilt! Check it out! It is SERIOUSLY THE PERFECT THEME to use with goodies from Lil' Inker Designs which is why EVERYONE should play along! And the BEST part is that you have a shot at winning a $30 Gift Certificate to Lil' Inker Designs! How cool is that?

Why is Cozy Quilt the perfect theme for using your Lil' Inker Designs goodies? Well, when I think quilts I think stitching!!!! And since we've been designing dies with our Signature Stitching Detail since 2010 I'd say this is VERY good match :)

I have two cards to share with you today which I thought worked well for our terrific theme. 

I couldn't resist pulling out my Circles & Diamonds Stitched Pattern Die and my Darling Diamonds Stamp Set! I started by cutting an A2 card base from white card stock and die cutting the front with my stitched pattern die. Using an assortment of colors I stamped my "hi" diamond in the center of each of my circles. I then stamped the coordinating Hello sentiment onto vellum and did a little heat embossing. The top is finished off with some of my favorite black and white twill ribbon. 

My second card marries a bit of old and a bit of new! You know what die I love from our line which I haven't pulled out in a dog's age? Our fantastic Rainbow Die! I started by making a white A2 card base. Then I die cut an additional panel to lay over the front using our Cover Up Die Stitches & Stripes. This is the newest Cover Up Die in our collection and it is nothing shy of awesome! I love the striped look this adds to my card front and you just can't beat the addition of that stitching detail. 

Detail shot

I just did a white on white card base for a soft look and I like how all the detail still pops. I then cut a small focal layer from stone card stock and stamped my sentiment from our Rainbows & Clouds Sentiment Stamp Set in black ink and then I had a little fun with my friend the Rainbow Die! I cut him three times from different pieces of patterned papers I happened to have little scraps of and then I added clouds at each end. These clouds were cut using our brand new Cloudy Sky Die and they are THE perfect size for this, the smaller of the two Rainbows in our Rainbow Die Set.

We have a number of LID Designers joining us for the Curtain Call Challenge today including Amy Kolling who is also a Curtain Call Design Team Member, Suzanne Dahlberg who is being featured as a guest at Curtain Call today as well as Alicia Thelin maker of pretty things as well as Maureen Merritt, one of our newest and fabby design team members!! You can click on their names to be taken to their blogs but don't forget that you can go straight to the Curtain Call Challenge site to read up on how you can participate in this week's challenge, see the team's creations using LID goodies and get a shot at winning a $30 gift certificate to Lil' Inker Designs!

Thank you so much to Stacey Schafer, Director of the Curtain Call Challenge for this wonderful opportunity to sponsor Curtain Call. I had the absolute pleasure of meeting and spending the weekend with Stacey in January at CHA. We got along just like peas and carrots! I just adore you Stacey!

Before I let you go, we had some pretty big things happening here this week. We announced that Lil' Inker Designs is now a Shop featured at InLinkz so you can make these cool supply lists in your posts like the one below so much more easily now that all of our products are available right on InLinkz. For more information on that CLICK HERE.

We also announced that a selection of our goodies are now available at Simon Says Stamp! Be watching because more goodies will be available in their store soon!

Also, we had a TON of dies restock in our store just a few days ago so if you've been waiting for something to be restocked chances are it is and you can head on over to our store now to check that out.

Thanks for stopping by today! I can't wait to see what YOU create for this week's Curtain Call Challenge!


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

MORE EXCITING NEWS! Now Available at Simon Says Stamp!

Good morning!!

I just had to stop by to let you know that we have more exciting news to share with you today!

I am very excited to tell you that some of your favorite goodies from Lil' Inker Designs are now available through one of your favorite online stores with the world's largest selection of paper art supplies............

YES! Lil' Inker Designs is now available at Simon Says Stamp! Currently, from the SSS home page you can find Lil' Inker Designs in the Manufacturer Drop Down List (left side bar) and be taken directly to the selection of items currently available. Here is a direct link  to everything currently available at Simon from LID!

I hope you are as excited about this as we are!

Definitely stop by and see what's in store and let Simon know that you're excited about this as we are!

Thanks so much for your stopping by!


Monday, February 10, 2014

Exciting Announcement, Release Hop Re-Cap & Prize Winners Announced!

Gooooooood morning and Happy Monday! We have a lot to cover this morning including the prize winners from our release hop and some exciting news.

I'd like to start off first with the exciting news!

Lil' Inker Designs is now a Featured Shop on InLinkz and our entire catalog of products are available there for you to use through the InLinkz Product Manager in your blog posts! 

Now, when you post projects to your blog using goodies from Lil' Inker Designs you will be able to add pictures of the products you used from Lil' Inker right to your supply lists with ease! 

Here's an example...This is a card which I do not believe I've ever shared with you. It uses our Notebook Doodle Stamp Set an Notebook Die in a colored, chalkboard effect. I am OBSESSED with chalkboard style and the fantastic doodley do-dads within this set!

I started by stamping and then heat embossing these rockin' doodle stamps. To create the colored chalk effect I sponged on Neon Inks from Hero Arts and then drew an outline with a white, watercolor pencil. I then die cut and stamped the Notebook focal point you see here. Isn't this FUN? It's a great card for anyone!

Ok, so now that my card is blogged I want to create a supply list for my post.

Here's what to do: 

1. Sign in to Inlinkz using your account.
2. Go to Project Manager and "create a new product list"
3. From the tabs on the left sidebar select "Shops" and find "Lil' Inker Designs" in the drop down box.
4. You can find all the products by searching and then drag and drop or double click to create your product lists.

Once your list is complete, save it and add the html code to your blog post! It's so simple!

Here's the supply list for the card featured above. Isn't this such a professional way to share the goodies you've used and love with your readers? I think SO!

We're very excited about joining forces with InLinkz and we hope you are too! If you'd like more information please visit the InLinkz website by clicking HERE.

With every new release we have, I love to come here and do a recap post and include all the beautiful projects made by our team in one place! There is something about seeing everyone's projects together that is really inspiring and makes me want to run upstairs into my craft room and make something! Here is everything featured by our designers during this release:

AWESOME STUFF from our designers, don't you think? Everything we released last week is currently available in OUR STORE. If there are out of stock items you wish to also purchase, 90% of out of stock items will be restocking later this week which is SO EXCITING!!!! Be looking for an email from me if you've subscribed to our Notification List! This is the BEST way to receive an update that products have been restocked in our store!

How about SOME WINNERS????? We are giving away THREE $15 gift certificates to our store. The winners were chosen at random from a secret prize blog. Maureen Merritt's blog, Mama Mo Stamps,  was chosen at random as our secret prize blog so if you left comments for her at Mama Mo Stamps then your chances of winning are HUGE!!!!

Let's get right to the three winners!

Day 1 Winner is #27 - Amy McCue!

Wooooo hooooo, AMY!!!!

Day 2 Winner is #5 - Kristie Goulet!
Yahooooo, Kristie!!!

And last but not least, Day 3 Winner is # 2 - Gabby Lou!


Ladies, you have each won a $15 gift certificate code from Lil' Inker Designs. To claim your prize please email me at lilinkerdesigns at gmail dot com with subject line Feb Hop Prize Winner and I will email you back with your code! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Congratulations, Ladies and thank you to our winners and to everyone for your fantastic comments and exciting remarks left for our designers and our new products!!!!!

We are diligently working behind the scenes to bring you more fresh, innovative and seen-here-first products! We will be back VERY SOON with more new goodies for you and until then we're gearing up for that HUGE restock of items coming later this week as well as an exciting Challenge Sponsorship which will be revealed on February 15th - so be looking for that and more ways to win from Lil' Inker Designs!

See you SOON and thank you so much for stopping by today!!