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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Lil' Inker Designs New Release Blog Hop Day 1

Well, fancy meeting you here!!! Ha!

It's been a little while since we've had a release so I'm delighted to be here with you today with a big crop of new goodies for you.

Before we get started we have some Design Team announcements to make. These are always the hardest things to will be Heather Campbell's last day posting as  a Lil' Inker Designer. I'm so very bummed out to have to say bye to Heather. So instead of saying goodbye I will just thank Heather profusely for the time she has spent with us as a member or our team.  Thank you, Heather! You have been nothing short of amazing. Thank you so very much for working so hard while on our team and sharing your creativity with our fans and customers. I'm sad to see you go! You will be so missed, my friend!!!!

Here are some of my favorite projects from Heather.

While it's always a tough thing to say goodbye to a designer the bright side is it gives us an opportunity to welcome new members. Please help me welcome TWO new Lil' Inker Designers...

I met Chrissy back in September at the Stamping Away Weekend that I went to in Kansas. Chrissy sat next to me so I got an up close and personal look at her process - an impressive process I might add. I admired how Chrissy didn't stop until she got it just right and I marveled at how she would come up with an idea to try something and execute it brilliantly. Welcome to the team, Chrissy. I'm delighted to have you!! Here is a link to Chrissy's blog just in case you're not already following her.

Please put your hands together for Laura Williams! I'm delighted to get to know Laura and work with her on our team. I love Laura's use of color. I love that her designs are clean but bold and I'm just so excited to see what she creates for all of us to see with LID goodies. YAY!! Welcome Laura!!!!!! Here is a link to Laura's blog so you can be sure you're following her!

All of our designers are amazing and special to me in so many ways. Before we get to hopping to see what they've made let's take a look at the new goodies that are releasing today in our store. There are quite a few so I will try to keep my rambling explanations to the edited version so that you're not here all day!  But grab some coffee anyway - just in case :)

I'll start by introducing our everyday goodies first and then we'll move into our holiday things:

Introducing a stamp set that you should have had in your hands two releases ago!!!! We have been holding on to this little beauty and it's finally time for her to make her debut! Eat More Donuts is a Donut themed stamp set. You'll receive four different donut frosting stamps and a donut ring or base. The frostings can be stamped in different colors and even embellished. These images were all hand drawn by illustrator, Katie Vaz and she did an amazing and yummy job with them! Of course we had to include some donut themed sentiments to go along with these sinful treats and we've done just that in a perfectly coordinated font. I really like that we've included a teacher and co-worker stamp here as you can see in the image below and I came up with some fun and punny other things to say like, "Nom Nom means I love you" and "You're sweet like frosting".  SOOO cute, right? Get them now because I don't anticipate they will last long! :)

OF COURSE we had to do a set of coordinating dies too! Our Donuts Die Set ROCKS! You will receive a set of three dies wired together. One die cuts the actual donut, another cuts the frosting and then a third die cuts a series of sprinkles that you can glue to your frosting for a fun look! You will love this set. WAIT until you see the samples. Of course the stamps all coordinate perfectly with these as well so you can stamp and cut out your frosting images from our stamp set and adhere them to the top of your donut!

Our I'm All You're All Stamp Set is something new you definitely haven't seen yet. And I think once I explain how these sentiments come together there will be no doubt you'll be wanting this for your collection. My friend Tricia was here at my house visiting one night and we were just simply chatting. Tricia is a character - there is no other way to describe her other than to say she's so fun and very funny and you always want her around. Well, she was telling me a story and she was saying, "and I was all - oh my goodness and she was all I swear I'm not kidding" and as she was talking I wrote down the words I'm All You're All and thus this stamp set was born! Have a look!

We've adapted the concept to include greetings just right for card occasions! You can say things like

You're all "We're Expecting" and I'm all "Yeah Baby!"


You're all "It's my birthday!" and I'm all "Wooo Hooo!"


You're all "Thanks so much" and we're all "Don't sweat it!"

I think this is the most fun set ever. It's different and the fonts are great together AND you can use them specifically with our brand new Speech Bubble Die Set! 

This is a set of three stitched Speech Bubble Dies! The two long and narrow speech bubbles are perfectly over sized and just right for the sentiments on our I'm All You're All Stamp Set and more and the speech bubble border die is a fun take on creating a speech bubble of any size. Wait until you see these dies in action! If you notice, this set features our EXCLUSIVE Dual Stitching Design which allows you to use a decorative negative cut! If you've seen Dual Stitching anywhere else, it was invented and created here first in 2013 at Lil' Inker Designs!

Another set of dies that I've had in my possession FOREVER and that I'm so happy to be releasing today. This is our Border Builders Die Set. Use this set to create decorative, rounded borders, tag toppers, unique gate folded cards, stitched hills, grass or even snowy hills! It's quite versatile and oh so fun to use! 

Let's see what we've created for you for your holiday card and project making!

First up is our brand new and funky Baubled Tree Die. I thought it would be fun to create a Christmas Tree with a circle theme because I envision it being adorned with buttons or sequins or enamel dots or all of the above! There is also a star tree topper to complete the look!

Next up is a beautiful stamp set that I think you're going to REALLY REALLY love! Big Christmas is a set of five perfectly over sized, BIG winter and holiday greetings stamps. They are so pretty! Some have fun holiday motifs like snowflakes or reindeer or Santa in his sleigh. All are done with classic but trendy fonts. These will pair gorgeously with all of our existing holiday goodies. A GREAT addition to any stampers collection for sure!

Our new Cover Up Die: Snowflakes is quite possibly the most beautiful die we're releasing today. It cuts an A2 card sized panel featuring these amazing, falling snowflakes. Hummina hummina! This die can do amazing things!

I. LOVE. THIS. STAMP. SET!!!!!! I love love love love the font and the sentiments but I really really love the whimsical, hand drawn feeling of these pretty little snowflakes. If you are a fan of the flake this is a perfect set to add to your stampy collection!

I saw a gift bag covered with all different sizes of stars similar to this shape and I knew instantly when I saw it that I had to bring these to you in die form to play with! Our Seasonal Stars Die Set is a set of gorgeous eight-pointed stars. Use the tiniest star as the perfect tree topper for the tree in our Holly Jolly Die Set! There are SO MANY pretty things these dies can do!

Here is a really fun and Limited Edition Gift and Note Card Holder Die! As you can see in the picture the flap you fold over to the front is stitched so it will coordinate with every die in our collection. These dies will be available for a limited time just for the holidays. Use this die to wrap up a gift card or even a cash gift. What's really cool is that there are four dies in our collection that cut to fit inside this holder so a little decorative note can be added. The dies that fit inside are:

2nd smallest in our Stitched Mats: Rounded Rectangles Collection
2nd smallest in our Stitched Mats: Rectangles Collection
Smallest in our Anytime Tags Die Set
and 2nd smallest in our Pinking Edge Sentiment Flag Die Set (if you trim the length to fit)

Last but certainly not least is a set of two Stitched Script Holiday Word Dies. These are unique because they ONLY cut the stitched line into your card front, tags, sentiment panels and more. The end result is subtle but oh so very very pretty and coordinates so nicely with all of our stitched dies! I will admit that it is a little hard to capture the beauty of these dies in a photograph but I will say that in person there is no question as to how awesome this die set is. You will receive two holiday phrases which have been wired together. They can be snipped apart with jewelry pliers or gently bent back and forth repeatedly until they come apart. The individual words can even be separate for more versatility with just a little more elbow grease :) You will love the effect these dies create on your projects!!

Wow! That's a lot of new goodies! Would you like to see some of the projects I was busy creating over these last several weeks?

Sigh - I made all of these cards while I was away in Kansas and I love how they turned out. They features our I'm All You're All Stamp Set and Speech Bubble Die Set. Love love love!

Let me just tell you that the black ink I used to stamp these sentiments is literally the BEST black ink I have EVER EVER EVER USED! It's Archival Ink by Ranger in Jet Black and it ROCKS!

To make these dual colored speech bubbles I cut two different pieces of colored card stock and line them up perfectly. Then place your die centered over the colors and die cut. I really like how these turned out! This is such a fun die and stamp set combo to play with!

Here I'm featuring our Cozy Winter Wishes stamp set. I made the background with distress ink and ink daubers. It was my first attempt ever at making a blended background with distress inks.  I then stamped my snowflakes ink this really great white ink called Unicorn from Memories right onto my panel. I made the sentiment panel by hand and topped everything off with some sequins and dual ribbon. LOVE!

 Are you loving everything so far?? I have so many more projects to share with you. I just couldn't stop making projects!!!

Before I let you go we are of course giving away three $15 store credits to Lil' Inker Designs. All you have to do is comment along your hop today and the next two hop days to be included in the drawing. It's so easy!

Here is a list of everyone participating in today's hop:

Laura/Shop - <-------- you are here
Erin Lee Schreiner -
Maureen Merritt -

I would love to know which new item is your favorite! I'll see you tomorrow for hop day 2!

See you soon and enjoy our hop today!


  1. Wonderful release! I
    love the stitched gift
    & note card holder die!
    Carla from Utah

  2. Wow! What a release! I don't think I can pick a favorite-maybe the Border builders 2.

  3. This is a great release. I love those cute little speech bubbles the best.

  4. Oh my goodness, so many fun items in your new release - looking forward to hopping along! Love the whimsical snowflakes and the 'you're all' sentiments, so cute :)

  5. Oh! All the stamp sets and dies are amazing! I love the "Big Christmass" and "Cozy Winter Wishes" the most!

  6. I can't wait to hop along. Love the products you are releasing and your cards are really cute.

  7. fabulous cards! and looooove this release so much.

  8. EEK! My bank acct. is in trouble this month!!! Awesome release!

  9. WOW wow WOW
    I am almost overwhelmed by this post!!!
    So sad that you're leaving Heather - I really enjoy your CREATIVE INSPIRATION => THANK YOU!!! Wishing you every crafty success and creative happiness :)
    CONGRATULATIONS and WELCOME Chrissy and Laura :)
    SERIOUSLY AWESOME new release - I already have a long list of MUST-HAVES and I haven't even started hopping yet!!!
    LOVE the cards you have shared with us today Laura ...
    ... You're all "I DID IT" and we're all "YOU DID!" "THANKS SO MUCH" :)

  10. Such cute stuff! Have to say my fave is Big Christmas... Love this!

  11. So many beautiful cards...I am super excited (probably too much) about those seasonal star dies!!!

  12. OMG! This is an amazing release! I want, want, want! Can't wait to see even more along the hop!

  13. My shopping list got longer the further I got into the hop.
    Great release.

  14. I am blown away by all your new stuff! I want everything! Your cards are great!

  15. What a terrific hop Laura! What an amazing release! Your talented team made me what EEEEEVERYTHING! :)

  16. Awesome release Laura! Heading to take the hop now and get my shopping list together. :)

  17. What a great release. So many wonderful things I love. My fav is the Merry Christmas dies and the border dies.

  18. Love the Christmas stamps and dies. And, the gift card holder--oh my!

  19. Wow so many great things!!! That gift card hold has my name on it!! lol Cannot wait to get my hands on some of these great new items. Your cards are inspirational. So sorry to see Heather go, but she provided lots of great cards and eye candy for me. Looking forward to seeing what Chrissy and Laura come up with. Thank you for your great blogs!!

  20. Wow! what a great release! And congrats to the new DT members! Can't wait to see all of your wonderful creations!

  21. Great stamps and die release as always. Loving all the inspirational projects too

  22. What an awesome new release!!! I love the I'm All You're All set----so clever and totally fun!! And the new holiday sentiment set is absolutely GORGEOUS! Love the new border dies too!! Everything is just amazing! And your samples and the DT samples are so inspiring!

  23. wow--lots of fun and creative new products. My fave is the Border Builders dies.

  24. Wow so many amazing new products. Can't wait to start hopping and be inspired :)

  25. LOVING the New Release!! =) So can't wait to create with some of these goodies!! CONGRATS and WELCOME to the New Designers!! =) Goodbye to Heather, she will be missed, but I know she will still AMAZE us ALL on her Blog!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

  26. Woof-ba-boof! What a release! You're all "this is so cool" and I'm all "you are so right!" That and the stitched word bubbles are my faves... (but the Christmas stuff is awesome, too).

  27. Looks like some great products on the way! I love EVERYTHING stiched!!!

  28. Replies
    1. I didn't mean to remove my comment.. It said... love the stitched designs... it grabs my eye, and adds the detail that I love.

  29. Great release of dies and stamps - just in time for the holidays WOO HOO!

  30. What an awesome release.. I love all of your dual stitched stuff. My wallet's in trouble here!

  31. Ahhhh these are awesome!!! Love the you're all and we're all set!

  32. So much inspiration on this post! I have a very long wishlist thanks to all the talented designers!! The gift card holder really caught my eye as a functional die to use over and over. All the snowflakes are just lovely too. I'm looking forward to seeing more of this release!!

  33. Fabulous! I especially love those dual colored speech bubbles...and I love the set even more after reading how it came to be.

  34. Awesome release! Love all of the new products. :)

  35. Fabulous Release. I love the speech bubbles and borders. The stamps are wonderful too.

  36. I'm all woo-hoo over these new products!

  37. Great new release! The "I'm All and You're All" stamp set is HILARIOUS! Sad to see Heather go but excited to see the creativity that Chrissy and Laura bring to your wonderful products!

  38. Awww... Going to miss Heather's cards but with new DT members will make up that loss for sure. Great release!

  39. Awesome release~ I especially LOVE the borders

  40. another completely fabulous release! good luck to Heather! welcome chrissy and laura!

  41. i love love love these - can't wait to purchase some!

  42. Wow! What an amazing new release! My favorite has to be the gift card die - it's perfect for the holidays coming up!

  43. Best wishes to Heather, and welcome to Chrissy and Laura!
    Awesome release.... LOVE your beautiful Cozy Winter Wishes card! Yummy colors and beautiful snowflakes!