Wednesday, June 10, 2015

LID:: June Monthly MeetUp



Will you be joining the Lil' Inker Designs June Monthly Meetup Challenge? Oh, please do! There are fantastic prizes up for grabs and with an Anything Goes theme, possibilities with your Lil' Inker Goodies are endless!

Since June is known for weddings, I created a card that could be used for a wedding or anniversary. I die cut a mask from the really cool and versitile All About Ampersand Die Set and used some antique ink to ink around the edges onto a piece of patterned paper. For my sentiment, I used the coordinating stamps from the All About Ampersand Stamp Set.

I think this design would look amazing when used with Lil' Inker Designs new paper pads, especially the Dip Dyed Ombre Paper or Ombre Stripes Paper Pad!

Easy! Check out the Lil' Inker Design Blog for more Monthly Meetup Challenge rules and details!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

LID:: June 2015 Release:: Day 3


Welcome back to the third and final day of the Lil' Inker Designs June Release! As usual, we have a fabulous hop for you featuring innovative stamps and dies, I hope you enjoyed this sweet release! You should have arrived from Amy Kolling's Blog!


I had a lot of fun creating this first card. I started with a white card base and topped it with a white die cut panel from the new Dual Dotted Square Dies! I then layered the panels with the Circle Banners Die and topped a few of the circles with sequins. I finished the card with a die cut sentiment from the Awesome Word Die (previously released).


My last project of this release features the new Eyelet Cover Up Die. Isn't it so sweet?


It works so well with the new baby items released, but I paired the die with the Thanks Word Die (previously released) and a bow made from May Arts Tulle Ribbon.

Your next stop today is Maureen Merritt!!

Don't forget to comment along the hops, as there are three $15 gift certificates up for grabs to the Lil' Inker Designs Store!

Monday, June 1, 2015

LID:: June 2015 Release:: Day 2


Welcome back to the second day of the Lil' Inker Designs June Release! As usual, we have a fabulous hop for you featuring innovative stamps and dies! You should have arrived from Lisa Henke's Blog!

My first card is striking, yet simple to make! I started with our new series of dies called Wrapper Delights. I die cut the Sunburst Die from patterned paper and then added a sentiment panel die cut from a previous release (Stitched Mats: Long and Skinny Rectangles) and added the sentient from the new stamp set Go Confidently. Easy peasy!


My second card features the unbelievably cool new coffee set. This set is perfect for all your coffee lover acquaintances!


I started the card by affixing two die cut panels from the really awesome, new Dual Dotted Rectangles Die Set. Then I stamped the sentiment from the Coffee Talk Stamp Set and created my own little iced coffee from the same set.


Your next stop today is Sarah Jay!!

Don't forget to comment along the hops, as there are three $15 gift certificates up for grabs to the Lil' Inker Designs Store!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

LID:: June 2015 Release:: Day 1


It's the first day of the Lil' Inker Designs June Release and I'm positive you will love it! As usual, we have a fabulous hop for you featuring innovative stamps and dies! You should have arrived from Chrissy Larson's Blog!

I have two projects to show you today! We have some amazing baby related projects this release, and my first project showcases two items in a non-baby way. I die cut the custom background with the Cover Up Die: Alphabet and then stamped a mix of sentiments from the Stork Stuff Release for a cute and simple hello card.


My next card features some of the baby products in their intended manner.


I started by adhering a custom made solid panel with the new Embossed Dots Rectangle Dies. I then added a die cut stork and cute baby bag from the Stork Stuff dies and then the sentiment is die cut from the lovely Baby Word Die.




Lil' Inker Designs has also released a really cool product (available in silver and gold) called Scratch Off Stickers that would work awesome for baby reveal cards!


Your next stop is Maureen Merritt!

Don't forget to comment along the hops, as there are three $15 gift certificates up for grabs to the Lil' Inker Designs Store!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

May Arts:: Flower Inspiration


Did you hear that May Arts Ribbon is offering a Flower Inspiration Challenge??!! These kinds of challenges are so much fun, please stop over on the blog to check out all the details! I've got two inspiration samples to share today.


I absolutely adore that May Arts offers many different colors of raffia along with the traditional natural color. I chose to create some really fun and quirky "Horton Hears a Who" inspired flowers using two shades of the raffia and a simple twig stem.


The flowers were super easy to make: I wound some raffia over a fork, then tied it together in the middle and cut both ends, fluffing to make a pom pom. I hot glued two poms together and then the flower top onto a twig stem.


The second  project is a big, bold and beautiful flower pin using white raffia. This flower was made by wrapping/looping the ribbon, securing in the middle, but not cutting the edges. I hid the middle by
affixing a button with hot glue to the center.



I then glued a pin back to the back of the flower! So easy!

I hope you have the chance to stop by the blog and check out more details on the Flower Inspiration Challenge.

Friday, April 24, 2015

May Arts:: Ribbon Baby Hop


May Arts Ribbon is run by the fabulous Ribbon Lady and today the Ribbonistas are helping to celebrate the arrival of the Ribbon Lady's new baby!


I created a door latch cover in a pretty, feminine design made from the amazing Cotton Blend with Vintage Inspired Print line in 2.5".


I started by cutting two four inch lengths of the ribbon in the Pink Floral Print (468-25-17) and put some cotton batting in between. Then I cut two four inch lengths of the 5/8" Elastic Ribbon in Light Pink (465-58-17) as well.


I then made a loop on each short end of the ribbon base with the elastic ribbon and stitched a border. I'm not a great sewer, so this simple task was quite welcome!


You just slip the elastic loop on one side of the door handle and the other loop on the other side. This squishes the door latch back into the door and when the door closes, it doesn't make a sound.

There are many different styles in the Cotton Blend with Vintage Inspired Prints, some perfect for boys and others gender neutral, so I know this will be my go-to baby gift for the future.

Here's the line up for yesterday and today! Make sure to stop by the May Arts Blog for more details and prize information!

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Karen Baker

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

LID:: April 2015 Release:: Day 3


Welcome back to the third and final day of the April New Release Hop for Lil' Inker Designs! The products and inspirational projects are amazing, aren't they? You should have arrived from Heather Hoffman's amazing blog if you are following the hop!

My first project showcases a few products! I started by die cutting and creating a mini-envelope from the Petal Card Die. (Check out my fellow teammates blogs to see other ways to use this die!) and stamped a vine detail from the beautiful and soft Send Pretty Greetings Stamp Set. I then created a way to secure the envelope by affixing two brads on each flap and tying a bow with May Arts Natural Burlap String. I adhered the envelope to a decorated card base that had been selectively stamped with a greeting from Send Pretty Greetings.



For the inside of the envelope I die cut numerous flowers in just two passes from the Perky Posies Die! When the envelope is opened, the posies flutter out, much like confetti.



My final project of this release features the We Connect Stamp Set with a greeting from Just Sayin'. I stamped the circles repeatedly and added my own "stitching". After I was finished, I thought they eluded to baseballs, so I went with a red card base and black and red accents. I'll give this card to one of my boys' little league coaches at the end of the season.


There are a few other products from this release that I didn't feature but are just as amazing! Glassine Mini Envelopes (works perfectly with the Petal Card Die) and Stitched Mats: Dual Stitched Squares, featuring new sizes!




Your next stop is Amy Kolling!

Be sure to stop by the  Lil' Inker Designs Store to see all of the new goodies! As usual, there are prizes up for grabs so please be sure to leave a comment at each stop for your chance to win!

Monday, April 20, 2015

LID:: April 2015 Release:: Day 2


Welcome back to the second day of the April New Release Hop for Lil' Inker Designs! You should have arrived from Lea Lawson's amazing blog if you are following the hop!

I love, love, love my first card today...I can say that right, about my own creations?! It features a new stamp and die set from Lil' Inker Designs called Vintage Ink. I adore the distinctive designs in this set, and it is even better that there is a coordinating die set to go with it! Along with the stamps and dies, I used some washi tape to finish the design.



I think I might like my second card just as much. Lil' Inker Designs!has another flower set and coordinating dies debuting this month called Awesome Blossom. I adore the two step stamping offered by this set. The sentiments are amazing too, but I decided to go with a sentiment from the All About Amperseand Set. I love how the bold sentiment works with the dainty flowers.


Your next stop is Maureen Merritt!

Be sure to stop by the  Lil' Inker Designs Store to see all of the new goodies! As usual, there are prizes up for grabs so please be sure to leave a comment at each stop for your chance to win!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

LID:: April 2015 Release:: Day 1


I always love when we have a New Release Hop for Lil' Inker Designs! This April Release is exceptional, like all the others are!! You should have arrived from You should have arrived from our newest design team member's blog: Heather Hoffman if you are following the hop.


First up to show you is an cute and funky card featuring the Boxed Up Birthday Die and Party Pachyderms Stamp Set! I stamped the elephant onto a card base and just trimmed around his ear and trunk, lifting them up from the card base. This allowed me to tuck in the die cut I made from Boxed Up Birthday for a fun and festive card.




Next up I have another card featuring Pachyderm Party, some other new releases and a die from a previous release at Lil' Inker Designs! I started by stamping the elephant onto a panel that I die cut from the Stitched Mats: Dual Stitched Rectangles set featuring the new sizes. I then die cut two speech bubbles from the Speech Bubbles 2 set and stamped a greeting from the Just Sayin' Stamps and one from Pachyderm Party. I adhered these onto a woodgrain panel that I die cut from Stitched Mats: Long and Skinny Rectangles. This card came together so quickly!


Check out the Lil' Inker Designs Store as all of the new products are available!

Your next stop on the hop is Lea Lawson! As usual, there are prizes up for grabs so please be sure to leave a comment at each stop for your chance to win!