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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

June New Release Post Day 3

Wow and just like that here we are at Day 3 of our new release!!!

As you may already know, my Day 3 post is very much a re-cap of our previous days but I do have some new projects to feature today. I will post the graphics of everything we released this week, share my new projects and then share the other projects I made for you and shared over the last few days.

Before I do that, I made a video for you for this release. Have you watched yet?? I do some live stamping with our Sassy Script Stamps and tell you a little about each project I made for this release, how I made them and some tips and tricks for using the new products.

Have a look. Caution: I'm a talker!!

Here is another look at everything we released in store this week:

Here are a couple of projects I haven't yet shown you. I'll start first with a card I made using our new Coffee Talk Dies, previously released stamps and new Coffee Word Die. Hummina hummina!!!!

I started by making a card base from SU's new Mint Macaroon (I think it's called?). Love this color. Then I knew I wanted to make an interesting layout so I used our new Dual Dotted Border Builder Dies to cut off a part of the front panel. To make the inside, or part beneath what is now the front flap I used my Cover Up Die: Tribal Chic to create even more visual interest. After deciding I wanted the front to have a little more color I used the same curved border builder die from the set and cut a piece of patterned paper which I laid over the front and just simply lined up the dotted holes. THEN I got to creating!
I stamped my coffee cup base and added the whip-topped lid and did a little coloring with Copic markers. Then I stamped a few ice cubes floating in the top and once I was done I used my Coffee Talk Dies to cut this guy out. I found that my die was a little tight and I probably should have restamped it and lowered the lid a bit to allow for more space but in the interest of time I pressed on.
I die cut my straw from pink paper and laid it over the front of my cup. To make it appear as though it moves through the cup like a real straw would I used a Copic Multi-liner pen and drew black lines that matched up the part of the stamping I covered. I really like the effect! 
Of course I added in my die cut Coffee Word Die which I layered twice and stamped a sentiment this time from our Coffee Cozy Stamp Set. I LOVE THESE SUPPLIES!!!!! YAHOOO!O!!!!!!!!!

Then I had at it with our new Hello Beautiful Stamps and Dies. Seriously - you need to own these!!!!!! Have you seen the amazing projects made by our Designers. OH MY WORD!!! I digress.

I wanted to feature the unique border die in our Hello Beautiful Die Set on the front of my card base which you can see here was cut twice on my lavender card base. It cuts this neat, almost mesh-like pattern that is really fun. Do you love it?
Then I did a little stamping of course. I started by stamping by bird's body in pink ink and then I die cut the whole body. I prefer this method because I find I then have the most perfect spots for the rest of his body parts - which sounds funny. HA!!! I had to break up these pieces for you because there is nothing like being able to stamp this guy in lots of different colors. I LOVE HIM!!!!! The supporting floral images in this set are as equally as sweet as ever. They're great stamped in black or in different solid colors like I did here and then I popped a simple sentiment up on foam tape. THE SENTIMENTS!!! Oh my goodness the sentiments in this set ROCK!!! Ok, so yes, I designed them so I'm a little bit biased I do realize but the FONT COMBO I'VE DISCOVERED HERE!!! HELLO!!!!!!!!!!! LOLOLO!!! I thoroughly amuse myself! Let's move on!! ;)

I wanted to show you that our bird is as equally lovely stamped in black to make him look like a silhouette. See how the details really pop?? I also used our Fringe Scalloped Border Builder Dies to create a simple but eye catching layout. LOVE THESE!! I stamped this pretty little greeting in pink ink to match my papers which I hoard. I am hoarding this collection of papers from Simple Stories because I love it SO MUCH!!!

So, that does it for my new projects today. Here is everything else I shared previously this week:

The card above might be one of my favorites ever. I'm going to have to make a dupe. There is someone new in the neighborhood who totally deserves this but I can't part with it!!!! Tell me you do that too!!!!

Ok so before I send you along to hop remember to leave comments along your way because we have some prizes to give away! THREE PRIZES!!

Three individuals will be selected from one designer's blog to receive a $15 gift certificate to Lil' Inker Designs. To be eligible please leave your comments by Sunday June 12th at 11:30 PM EST. Thanks!!!

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

LID Blog <<---------You are here!

Then, be sure to visit our store to read up on all the new items in store and bring home the ones you want!! Just click on the image above to take you there. :)

Before I let you go you might notice that we are missing Lea from this new release hop. Unfortunately, Lea is stepping down from our team and I have no words. I'm totally bummed out. Lea is quiet but her projects were fierce as was her photography. Lea's craftiness was a force in my opinion and her work always made our goodies look so outstanding. Lea, my dear, you will be GREATLY missed. Thank you so much for everything you've done for me and for Lil' Inker and for all your hard work!!! MWAH!!!

Here are some of my favorite projects created by Lea.

Amazing, right? I know! I'm so sad. Love you, Lea!!!!!!

Be seeing you soon everyone! Thank you for spending part of your day with us. I hope you love everything from the release.

OH and heads up - I'm getting ready to go on our family vacation the last week of June. You may place orders during that week but they will be held and filled once I return. More information will be posted about this in the days to come.

Thanks so much,


  1. Awesome dies and stamps on all these beautiful samples! Really excited by this release... so many delightful stamps and dies!

  2. SO SAD to hear about Lea, LOVE her STYLE => wishing her EVERY happiness for the future!!!
    CONGRATULATIONS on this FABULOUS release Laura, I have been SO INSPIRED during Days 1 & 2, can't wait to hop along for MORE :)

  3. Those are amazing cards that Lea made - she'll surely be missed on the Lil'Inker DT! I have to admit that one of my favourite items in this release is the Warm Welcome set - your card featuring it is stunning, but so are all the rest ;-)

  4. As usual Love your style and the new cards are awesome!

  5. All are so pretty
    and I love the
    birdie in all the
    different ways to
    color it!
    Carla from Utah

  6. Your coffee card is so cute and colorful! "Hello, Beautiful" is my favorite set from this release, so of course I'm loving your other two cards. That patterned paper is fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration this week. I've enjoyed looking at all the wonderful projects :)

  7. Gorgeous cards, Laura and a fabulous release! placed an order can't wait to play

  8. More great projects using this release and thanks for sharing Lea's creations.

  9. Love the coffee stamps and dies!

  10. Warm Welcome products and the Sassy Script are my favourite.

  11. GOTTA have the dotted border dies!!

  12. Wow!! They all are fantastic inspiration projects!

  13. Fabulous release and wonderful creations showcasing it! It's clear to see why Lea will be missed!

  14. Fantastic release! Great projects and products! :-)

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  16. LOVING LOVING LOVING the New Rleaese and looking forward to creating with some of these goodies!! =) SUPER SAD to see Lea Go, but I know the FUTURE will be BRIGHT for her and her Family and I CAN'T WAIT to see where the Journey takes them!! HUGE HUGS!! THANKS for sharing and Inspiring us and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  17. Wow there's so many cool products in this release. I love love love all the projects on the blog post.

  18. Wonderful new products! I loved all the cards!

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