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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!!!



  1. I love the DIY ombre word die cut! And the background you made for the first card is absolutely awesome!

  2. Wonderful projects! Love the stamped background on the Dad's card!

  3. Aww. I wish I had some LID stuff so I could join in on the challenge. That ombré card stock is awesome!! Well, all of it is, but I really like that card stock. ^_^

  4. I've been away from the computer & couldn't wait to get back & check the challenge! Love both your cards, Laura. I so want the new ombre papers & lots of your products, so will be working on a card to enter & will check the DT as soon as I get unpacked! Thanks for starting these challenges!

  5. Love both of your cards. The first one is perfect for Father's Day and I love the one with flowers, so pretty.

  6. Those cards are fabulous and I love that ombre paper!