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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

August Monthly Meetup Challenge and LID's 5th Birthday!!!!

Hi there, Lil' Inkers!!! Thank you so much for joining us today! Today is the 11th of the month and it marks not only the return of our Monthly Meetup Challenge but we're also going to celebrate Lil' Inker Designs' 5th birthday!!!!!  I can hardly believe that it's been 5 years!!! OH. MY. GOODNESS!!!!!!!

Before we get to the details of today's challenge, I have a couple of exciting things to tell you about!

We're releasing two brand new items today as part of our birthday celebration! Introducing our exclusive new Birthday Balloon Greetings Stamps and coordinating dies!!

This set contains beautifully hand drawn balloons with hand illustrated greetings inside. The greetings are mainly birthday themed but there is also a thank you balloon bunch and a balloon that can be used as a simple hello greeting. There is a smaller, more plain balloon which can be stamped with the numbers included in the set to celebrate a special numbered birthday. Of course, we've included simple strings that can be stamped separately so that your balloons can take flight. Also included in this set is an image of a present and party hat and each contain a special greeting. This set has LOADS of versatility for sure! Get this special edition set for a limited time!

You will notice that our Birthday Balloon Greetings Die Set contains 3 individual balloon dies but the stamp set has 5 different, individual balloons. We found that some of the sizes and shapes of the balloons were so similar that the three dies we've provided can be used with the other balloons in the stamp set. We did this to keep this die set smaller and therefore, more wallet friendly. Also included are three more dies which all perfectly cut the thank you balloon bunch, present and party hat.
If you love to perfectly die cut the stamps you love then this die set is for you! This is a set of 6 wired dies which have been hollowed in the center for perfect die to stamp alignment.

Aren't these so super pretty?? I am obsessed with the hand drawn sentiments inside!

But wait! There's MORE!!!

We're having a sale beginning today and it will run through August 18th (EST)!

It's our 2015 or 20-15 sale! All stamps in our store are 20% off and ALL dies are 15% off with the exception of the brand new items we're releasing today. No code is needed to take advantage of our sale. Just add items to your cart and they will be marked down! Any stamps that are already marked down will be an additional 20% off throughout this sale!!   Yahooo!!!

Spend $100 during our sale and your order qualifies to receive the new items we're releasing today at 30% off!!! Add these items to your cart and enter the code LIDIS5 (that's LID IS 5). This code must be entered at the time of your checkout as we're unable to make any adjustments.
Of course, the sale is limited to in stock merchandise. Rainchecks will not be issued. Thank you for understanding.

I would just like to say that these last five years have gone by in a heartbeat. Thank you to all of you who make what we do possible!! Ariana Grant is such an important part of this business as is Karen Baker. These talented ladies assist with design. They take my ideas and turn them into tangible products for you to use. Our amazing, wonderful and talented Design Team take our products and show you what you can do with them and they really do such an incredible job!! I love each and every one of them. I'm just so uniquely impressed by each of them. Thank you again! It's been an amazing 5 years of being able to serve you our truly cherished customers. We love love love love love our customers!!! And we love hearing from our customers so if you have a question, want to share a project you made with our goodies or just want to say hi you can always reach me here at 


On to our challenge? YES!!!

This is a great challenge because ANYTHING GOES!!! This could be the easiest prize you've EVER been eligible to win!! 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 underneath my signature below.
  • Leave comments for our Design Team as you hop through our challenge posts (NEW)
  • Include our challenge graphic in your post and link to our challenge (NEW)
  • You have through August 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 participate.
  • Share your project on Instagram using @lilinkerdesigns, #lilinkerdesigns #monthlymeetupchallenge. I'll be pulling a prize winner from Instagram!!!! 
Challenge winners will be announced shortly after August 18th.What can you win???? Well, we'll be picking two winners from our challenge entrants. One winner will receive a copy of our brand new Birthday Balloon Greetings Stamps and coordinating die set! Our GRAND PRIZE winner will receive a $50 store credit to Lil' Inker Designs to spend however they like!!!! Our Instagram winner will receive a $25 store credit!!

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

Here's what I've made for you for today's challenge using our brand new items releasing today!

For this project, I started with watermelon cardstock which I die cut using our Cover Up Die: Dotted Scallops from our last release which I LOVE!!! It might be my most favorite cover up die of all time!! Then, I made a white focal panel and stamped my balloons in ombré pink to red ink and their strings in grey to black ombrè ink. At the bottom of my focal panel I added some washi tape which I then adhered to my card front with foam tape and added the tiny pink clothespin and twine. 

Here I stamped my balloons in the same ombré pink to red ink but this time I die cut them using the Birthday Balloon Greetings Die Set and affixed them to my card with some pink twine. The decorative paper is from our Dip Dyed Ombré Paper Pad which is currently out of stock but we're working to bring back. My card base is stone and has been die cut with the largest die in our Dual Dotted Rectangles Die Set.

That's all for today! I hope I've inspired you to get out your supplies and your craft on! Be sure to visit designers' blogs to see what they have for you today because, well.....they are WAY better crafters than I and I KNOW they'll inspire you!!!!!!

Have a wonderful day!! Happy crafting! Happy shopping and happy birthday to Lil' Inker Designs!

Goodies used on today's projects:



  1. HAPPY 5th Birthday Laura!!!
    LOVE your new Balloon Birthday sets - a FUN addition to your Lil' Inker AWESOMENESS :)
    Looking forward to the next FIVE years and MORE!!!

  2. Yay! Happy Birthday!!!!!!
    Super fun new sets and LOVE your cards Laura!

  3. Happy 5th Birthday! Your new stamp/die set is fabulous and what a sweet showcase!

  4. Happy 5th Birthday. Love the pretty pink cards.

  5. Happy Birthday! The new birthday sets look like lots of fun - the designer thought of everything! I'll be playing for sure with my newest LI toy!

  6. Happy Birthday Laura! I love your products, and I use them all the time, I hope I can join the linky party!

  7. Yay! Happy Birthday Lil" Inker!!!!
    Love these cards, Laura!

  8. I love these stamps. The cards are just beautiful!

  9. Thanks for sharing your joy with the sale - I was able to get the top item on my very long wishlist!

  10. YEAH!! Just got my order and I'm hoping to get a card made and linked up!!?? ;) THANKS for sharing the sale and the AWESOME Challenge with us!! ;) have a Fabulous Week!! ;)