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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

June Monthly Meetup Challenge Winners Announced!!!

Hi there!!! I'm here with you today to share the winners of the Monthly Meetup Challenge! As you know, each month we have an anything goes challenge that is simple and fun to enter! All you need to do is get out your LID goodies, get crafty and link to our challenge.

This month, we've selected two winners to each receive a $25 store credit!

Before we get to announcing the winners a few things to mention.....

Lil' Inker Designs will be on vacation beginning Friday afternoon June 26th through Saturday July 4th. During this time orders may not be fulfilled although we have every intention of employing our staff during this time to keep orders going out. We're relying on some technology that we've put in place to keep us going through this week to keep order fulfillment going.

We will then resume intermittent hours beginning July 6th. My 7 year old little guy is having his tonsils and adenoids removed and will require two weeks of post operative care. :(   Our staff will be here to work but I imagine that order fulfillment may be delayed to later into this first week of recovery.

Please know, that meeting or exceeding the standards of customer service that we've set and that you've come to expect from us is of great importance to me and I will work my very hardest for you during these three weeks.

Of course, I am never more than an email away and I will be responding to emails and inquiries as often as I possibly can throughout vacation and the weeks that follow.

One other thing to mention, we will return in August for our next Monthly Meetup Challenge but are planning for another release at the end-ish of July.

Ok, so that's all of the housekeeping items I needed to share with you today. How about we get to announcing some winners!!!!!!!

I picked two winners this time to each receive a $25 gift certificate to Lil' Inker Designs. Each winner was chosen at random using Are you ready???????

Winner number 1 is #11

# 11 entry is by Dobea Alberts!!!! Dobea made this adorbs creation with some our new baby themed products; Stork Stuff Stamps and Dies! How sweet is this?

Congrats, Dobea!!!!! Yahooo!!!

Our next winner is #17!

Entry number 17 is by Lori Tecler!!! Here's Lori's creation using a previously released Party Hats Dies  (retired) and Balloon Builders Stamps! This is so well done!! Congrats, Lori!!!!

Thank you to all of you for joining us! This is proving to be a fun and easy challenge and I really look forward to it each month. Again, we'll be returning to our Monthly Meetup Challenge in August with a break for Summer in July.

Congrats, Ladies!!! Please email me at with the subject line June MMC Prize Winner and I will email you back with your shopping spree code.

Thank you again and I'll be seeing you SOON!!!!



Thursday, June 11, 2015

June Monthly Meetup Challenge

HI THERE!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited to be here today!!!! It's the Monthly Meetup Challenge!!!!

I am LOVING this challenge! It gets me to stop, take off the design and business hat and get to paper crafting!!! Yahooooo!!!!!

Is this your first time playing along? We have a couple of guidelines for you but other than that we just want to see what you're working on with you Lil' Inker Designs goodies!!

This is a great challenge because ANYTHING GOES!!! This could be the easiest $50 prize EVER!! Get out your goodies and get crafty!!!!

In order to play along and be eligible to win: 
  • Make a new project or share something you've been working on featuring LID goodies!
  • Post this project to your blog or favorite gallery.
  • Link your project to our challenge by using the InLinkz tool beneath my signature below.
  • Leave comments for our Design Team as you hop through our challenge posts (NEW)
  • Include our challenge graphic (either) in your post and link to our challenge (NEW)
  • You have through June 18th at 11:30 PM EST to link your project to be eligible to win a prize. Projects should exclusively feature LID goodies to be eligible to win but do not need to exclusively feature LID goodies to join our Meetup.
  • (If you share your project on Instagram, make sure to tag us using #lilinkerdesigns. Tag us on Facebook using @lilinkerdesigns) :)
Challenge winners will be announced shortly after June 18th.

Get crafty and have fun! I can't wait to see your projects. I enjoy seeing them so much!!

I made a little something for you today and I used our new Vintage Ink Stamps and Dies released in April because I'm thinking ahead to Father's Day and I SO need a card for the hubbs!

I started by stamping, coloring and die cutting the pieces you see above and cutting the anchor by hand. Can I just tell you that there is something about this set...It is a BLAST and EASY to color!!! I just LOVE this huge stamp set. There are just so many things it can do. 
I decided to use kraft card stock for my base and focal point because it's just so easily masculine. On my focal panel I arranged a few different stamps from the set onto an acrylic block and created this text background using kraft ink for a shadowy effect. On my base layer I die cut a stitched border using the largest die in our Stitched Mats: Rectangles Die Set.  This came together quickly and easily I must say and I'm happy with the results and I think my hubby will too!!

I had so much fun coloring and die cutting so I kept going and decided to make another quick card with these flowers and our new Ombré Stripes Paper Pad.

I started with a blue card base which I die cut with the largest die in our new Dual Dotted Rectangles Die Set which makes that beautiful border all the way around - love! I layered on a piece of ombré striped paper in this orangey color to match the center of my flowers which I colored with Copics. I also used our Thanks Word Die which I cut from a lighter blue card stock and then did a little shading on with my Copics to make it look like it too was ombré. 

I hope you're inspired to get crafty!!!!!!  Need a little more inspiration? Visit our Design Team's blogs today using the linky tool below my signature and see what their up to today to inspire you to get crafty this month for our Meetup!!!

Thanks again so much for joining us today. Now, get out those supplies and link to our challenge to be eligible to win up to a $50 gift certificate prize. Wahoooo!!!


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Release Recap & Prize Winners Announced!!!

Hi there, friends and fans!!! WOW!! We have been so swamped here behind the scenes getting your new goodies ready to make their way to you that things here on the "let's be social" front have been a little lacking! I hope you'll forgive me!

I'd like to do our release recap today and show you all the fabby projects that were made by our amazing Design Team for this release - so here goes!!!

I know I say this like I'm a broken record but seeing everyone's creations here in one place just makes me so happy and I always get so inspired to craft and it's a perfect time for us ALL to be inspired seeing as how TOMORROW is our Monthly Meetup Challenge! More on that in a bit :)

Here are all the lovelies from our lovelies! :)

Guest Designer Amy Tsuruta of Tsuruta Designs and Coffee Loving Paper Crafters Group

Ok! How about that gallery of projects? GREAT! Right?? YESS!!!!!!!!

Now for some winners!!! All of our winners were picked from the fabulous Amy Kolling's blog! If you left a comment for Amy, get ready!!!!

All of our winners were chosen at random using

Day 1 winner is.......... #23

And that's Indy!

Day 2 winner is........ #25

And that's "pcm"

And finally, Day 3 winner is........ #11

And that's Sandy!

YAY!!!!!! Congratulations to all three of you!! You've each won a $15 gift certificate to Lil' Inker Designs! It's our way of saying thank you so much for joining us for the new release and letting you know how much we appreciate your comments and participation!!

Please email me at with subject line June 2015 Hop Prize Winner and I will get back to you with your shopping code!

Thank you to everyone who joined us and hopped!!! MWAH!!! 

Ok, so to quickly switch gears TOMORROW is June's Monthly Meetup Challenge!!

This is our fun anything goes challenge! It's a reason to get out your new LID goodies and get crafty with us because you could win up to a $50 gift certificate to Lil' Inker Designs!!! That's HUGE!!!

Join us tomorrow right here on our blog tomorrow! Hope to see you then!

Thanks so much for spending part of your day with us today!!!