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Friday, July 24, 2015

July Release Day 3!


Hi there!!! Welcome back for our third and final day of our new release hop!



I'm back to share more projects with you and to do a brief re-cap of everything that is new in the store this week. As you might already know, in my day 3 posts I usually just share the graphics of what we've release and rely on my previous posts and the product descriptions on our website to tell you about the functionalities, highlights and versatile things our dies and stamps can do. I do that because I feel like by day 3 you might be over reading such long winded blog posts. I do tend to go on and on!! HA! SOoooooo, please read my Day 1 Post, Day 2 Post and head on our to lilinkerdesigns.com to read more about your favorite goodies!

Here they are.......
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Honest to goodness, I'm such a fan of these goodies. I'm looking forward to more time in my craft room so I can play!

Here are a couple of projects I made using our Greetings and Salutations Stamps, Quilted Flower Dies and more!


Here I used my Quilted Flower Die and just the die in the set that has the stitched flower. So you can see here how I ran this through my machine a couple of different times, moving it around my card front as I went to give it a whimsical feel. My sentiment is heat embossed in gold and my white panel is recessed to give this a little dimension. This was so simple to make!


Here I used my Quilted Flower Die in the same way as I did above but made a more complete focal panel and I added my sentiment from Greetings and Salutations which I heat embossed in black onto a flag I made using our Ombré Stripes Paper Pad. I am loving the soft yellow and grey here accented with a little gold.


Last but not least I have a grey card base which I die cut using the Cover Up Die: Dotted Scallops. OH MY OH MY ! I feel like this has a shabby chic look to it! The Dotted Scallops added this fancy feel that I love! Using two dies from my Quilted Flowers Dies I created these tone on tone flowers that almost look like cabbage roses. My sentiment is also from Greetings and Salutations and it's been heat embossed in silver.

I had so much fun creating for this release! Here again are the projects I made and shared earlier this week.






I hope you've enjoyed everything I made to share with you this week and I hope you're loving everything we've created and released for you!

Remember to leave your comments along your way today for our designers because we have three $15 gift certificates up for grabs! Comments should be left by Sunday, July 26th at 11:30 PM (EST) to be eligible to win.


Speaking of our fabulous designers here is a list of everyone participating in today's hop:


Amy Kolling http://stamp-n-paradise.blogspot.com/

Heather Hoffman http://housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Karen Baker http://thebalddragonfly.blogspot.com/

Laura Williams http://lauralooloo.blogspot.com/

Jennifer Carter http://jensinkspot.blogspot.com/

Lisa Henke http://mylittlecreativeescape.blogspot.com/

Sarah Jay http://www.criminalgrace.com/ 


Thank you so much for participating in our hop this week!! I've had so much fun! We will see you August 11th for the return of our Monthly Meetup Challenge and I do believe we'll be returning at the end of August with some rediculously amazing Halloween goodies so you'll want to stay tuned.

THANK YOU!!!


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Thursday, July 23, 2015

July New Release Day 2!

Hi there! Laura here and I'm back for day 2 of our new release hop! Did you enjoy day 1? I DID!!!! I am, however, excited to be back for another fun day!



Let's take another look at the items that are new in store this week, shall we?



I couldn't possibly love our new Snailed It stamps and die more! I think the images together with the sentiments are just so sweet and fun! You'll appreciate that we've done the snails in a two-step so that you can mix and match the colors of the snail and his shell. Seriously, "Snailed it!". How fun is this sentiment? I think it's perfect for a congrats or even a graduation card. There are lots of options with this set that I know you'll enjoy. 


Oh, the Quilted Flowers Dies are so very awesome! Yesterday, I was telling you how my tripod broke and I wasn't able to prepare the video I had envisioned. WELL, Jen Carter read my mind....great minds think alike because she made a great video showing you TEN different options for flower combinations with this die set. It's pretty cool and you should TOTALLY check this out! Get your coffee!


I think these flowers are super cool! They can be funky, feminine, soft, a little wild - it's up to you!




Ok, you know how much I am digging our new Pineapple Panache goodies. I love the different patterns of pineapples we've given you here and I  really like that no matter how you use them your finished pineapples can all be cut with our coordinating Pineapple Panache Die. Love!


Greetings and Salutations is a terrific handwritten set of sentiments. I love all the frills and swirls in this set. It's just so pretty. Even better, it's a very useful set of stamps that can be used for so many different occasions. Sometimes you just need to send a card for no reason. Am I right? And I think this is just the perfect set to do just that but so much more.


YESS!!! Cover Up Die: Stitched Woodgrain is a beautiful marriage of a stitched die and a woodgrain pattern. Two things I love! How about you? This die will cut this cool and intricate pattern into your card front or is great for a smaller focal panel as well. Of course we've made lining up this die to your pre-made A2 card base a total breeze because it's an exact A2 size or 4.25" wide by 5.50" tall. I have about a million things sketched out that I would like to try with this die. This is a fun die to have in your collection!


Um, hello gorgeous!!!! Cover Up Die: Dotted Scallops has this pretty dotted pattern that cuts away or out from your paper leaving this pretty dotted pattern in its wake. I neglected to mention yesterday that another fun thing about this die is that you can orientate it in two different ways making the scallops go in either direction. FUN! But, seriously....how pretty is this? I love that some of the dots are different sizes. It just makes this look so fancy! It too is a perfect A2 size.

For a more in depth take on each of the products released this week be sure to read our Day 1 Release Post in case you missed it OR head on over to lilinkerdesigns.com and read the description of your favorites on their product pages!

How about some projects??? Hmmm.....what to share........ SNAILS!!


Here I started by making a 4" square card base from white stock which  die cut it with my new Cover Up Die: Stitched Woodgrain. OMG! Look at this one in action! It's brilliant. I love it! I stamped my snail body first, then die cut it with my Snailed It Die and then finished it off with the solid shell. This is my method of achieving perfect snails but by no means is the only way. I made this super clean and simple by running a rose border along the bottom and stamping my sentiment in black. Hahahaha! Thanks slow much. FUNNY!!!  




For my next project I used a lot of white space and a more brightly colored snail. I also used our Border Builders Die Set to great the grassy hill and used coordinating stamps from the set to make a little sky scene. I love that the belated birthday stamp has a coordinating sentiment. Such a sweet little set!

Ok, one more card for today and it features our new Greetings and Salutations stamps and our Ombré Stripes paper pad from our previous release.


Also seen here are our Anytime Tags 2 Die Set and my sentiment was heat embossed in Zing Neon Pink embossing powder. I love how this turned out and I am STILL in love with the ombré papers! WOW!!!

By the way, any of the inks used on my projects this week have been mainly the Ranger Archival Inks. They are unbelievable!!! The jet black is the best black I have EVER EVER EVER used and the inks aren't too liquidy so they don't seep into the fine details of your stamps and muck them up - if that makes sense. I did a swatch out of the colors I have. I'll see if I can get a shot of it to share with you. I can't recommend these more!

Ok, so just a reminder that we have three $15 gift certificates up for grabs and all you have to do to be eligible to win one is comment on our designers' blogs as you hop today!


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


Chrissy Larson http://chrissycards.blogspot.com/

Amy Kolling http://stamp-n-paradise.blogspot.com/

Lisa Henke http://mylittlecreativeescape.blogspot.com/

Jennifer Carter http://jensinkspot.blogspot.com/

Maureen Merritt http://www.mamamostamps.com/

Heather Hoffman http://housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Laura Williams http://lauralooloo.blogspot.com/

Sarah Jay http://www.criminalgrace.com/ 

Also, you can head on over to see the Lil' Inker Designs feature at Paper Crafter's Library. We're giving away a HUGE prize there as well so be sure to get in it to win it!


Thank you so much for joining us for today! I hope you are loving everything we have for you because we love bringing these goodies to life and sharing them with you!

Thanks so very much and we'll see you tomorrow for the third and final day of our new release hop!

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

July Release Day 1 and check out LID at Paper Crafter's Library today!

Hi there, Lil' Inker Friends!

I'm here today because it's NEW RELEASE TIME! Yahooooooooo!!!!




It's been a long few weeks for the Pryor family here BUT my son is now fully recovered from his tonsil and adenoids surgery (YAY) and we're finally ready to get on with Summer and my first big gig is this release!

Let's get right on with what's new in store this week!



First up is the uber-lovely Cover Up Die: Dotted Scallops. This die creates a gorgeous, intricate and feminine die cut pattern on a pre-made A2 card base or on a smaller focal panel. Each of the dots you see in the graphic actually cut away from the paper leaving a gorgeous, dotted design. The dots vary in size. I seriously don't know what more to say about this. It's gorgeous and you'll love it!!! LOL!!


Here we have a set of stamps that I am LURVING called Greetings & Salutations!!!! I am obsessed with all things hand written. I was about to write "as of late" but let's be honest. I've ALWAYS been obsessed with handwritten text. These sentiments are fun, USEFUL (which is ultra-important too) and pretty. My fave is the Greetings and Salutations stamp which gave this set its title. LOVE! This is a perfect stamp set for just because cards, but can even be used for wedding cards, congratulations cards, birthdays and love. Hello versatility. Me and versatility are BFF's!


Something you don't know about me...........I eat more pineapple than probably anyone on the planet. If I get low on it in the fridge I start to twitch and get panicked - not kidding. I have some EVERY MORNING OF EVERY DAY and funny enough because of my obsession with pineapple I wrote down a super long time ago to create a pineapple stamp set. Well, I finally got around to designing this and low and behold......pineapples are trendy right now! Who woodda thunk it?  

Pineapple Panache is truly a fun little set to play with. Each pineapple body is done in a different graphic pattern and each of these "bodies" can be stamped right side up OR upside down (insert pun about pineapple upside down cake here, LOL)! And no matter how you stamp your pineapple you can finish it off with a decorative topper done in a one step stamp (pineapple top and scalloped edge together) OR topper and scalloped edge stamped separately. We gave you these options so that YOU can make some colorful pineapples. I went with the traditional meanings of pineapples, which if memory serves, is for hope and friendship and welcoming so we gave you these sentiments in a bold and lovely font. Seriously, friends. This set ROCKS! It wouldn't be complete however without a coordinating pineapple die. So....we made one!!


Our Pineapple Panache Die is the perfect compliment to its coordinating stamp set of the same name. No matter how you decide to stamp your pineapple this die will cut it out perfectly. :)


Our Cover Up Die: Stitched Woodgrain marries two of your favorites; your love for stitching and woodgrain all together in one little die!!!!!! Of course we HAD to add a little heart in there for good measure, right? I can only imagine that there are tons of uses for this die. It's really so pretty and intricate as a background. I know you're going to love it!! I already do!!


The snails are here!!!! Oh, my goodness! Could this Snailed It stamp set be any cuter? I am in love with these little snails and all the fun and punny things they have to say. You can create really clean and simple cards with this stamp set or you can go all out and create an outdoor scene. If I'm being honest, when I created it I envisioned CAS cards. Cute image, die cut, sentiment...BOOM! DONE! I love that!
Here we've given you two snail bodies each facing in opposite directions. Then each snail has an option for a shell; either plain or polka-dotted. So, to create one full snail, you're doing two step stamping and we did that so you can mix and match your favorite colors together on one lil' guy. 

Of course this set wouldn't be complete without coordinating dies so we gave you a set of two for each of the fully stamped snails. My fave way to complete these guys is to stamp the body, die cut, then stamp the shell. I'm a bit of a perfectionist (if you didn't know) and I get the most perfect results this way.


Our Snailed It Dies coordinate with our stamp set of the same name. You will love having these handy for perfect little snails without the fussy cutting!


Ok and last but not least are our new Quilted Flower Dies. When I first began conceptualizing this die it started out as a Cover Up Die with quilted flowers repeating. It was pretty. You would have loved it! LOL! BUT I thought it would be a lot more useful and FUN and versatile if I gave you ONE quilted flower that just cut stitching. So that's what we designed and then I thought that you should have a solid, matching flower so that you can cut one out without using scissors. So we added one to the set and then I thought it would be even more fun if we gave you a third and funky option so the outlined flower was born thus completing our Quilted Flower trio! The best thing about this die set is that ALLLLLLLLL three of these dies can be used together to create lots of different flower options! YES!!! There are about a bajillion combinations of flowers you can make using this die set!!!

I am going to rely on our design team to show you all the things this die set can do. Would you believe that I cut out a ton of flowers and set up to make you a video and my TRIPOD BROKE?????!!!!!!!! Talk about a total bummer. I tried being all McGyver with my camera... I just kept looking up at the ceiling thinking, "how can I get my camera up there?" and well...I couldn't make it happen.  Mr. Brown will be delivering a new and improved replacement shortly. Please stay tuned and say a little prayer that in the 2 hours and 15 minutes of free time to work that I have each day while Keith is at camp this Summer that I can get this done for you!!

SO........what do you think???? Do you like our new crop of goodies?????

YAY!!!!  

I'd like to share some projects with you today and I'm going to focus on our new Pineapples. Speaking of pineapples........Lil' Inker Designs is being featured today on the Paper Crafter's Library website. I created an exclusive project for the PCL post featuring our new Pineapple Panache Stamps and Die. Be sure to head over and check out the post because I am giving away a HUGE prize to one lucky winner. Here's a sneak peek at my exclusive project for PCL! I'm really excited for this feature and I'm looking forward to meeting some new people who may not have heard of Lil' Inker Designs before. YAY!





To start us off on projects is the fresh and fruity lil' ditty! It was super easy and fun to make! I stamped three different pineapples in a trio of inks and then die cut them with my Pineapple Panache Die.  I used a stitched rectangle from our Long & Skinny Rectangles Die Set (which I heart oh so very much) and stamped my teeny sentiment just beneath to finish it off.
If you take a close look you'll see how in the first two pineapples I technically stamped the pineapple body upside down and finished off the bottom with a little scalloped stamp. The third was stamped right side up and finished off the same way. Isn't that neat?


Here I stamped six pineapple bodies and used my topper stamp with the combined scallop and top so that I could easily stamp both together in the same green. Friend is heat embossed in gold which is hard to see in this photo but it so pretty with my yellow fruit and stone card base.

Seriously I am LOVING this stamp set If you can only buy one thing from this release, goodness gracious buy the pineapples! LOL!! 

Ok, so just a reminder that we have three $15 gift certificates up for grabs and all you have to do to be eligible to win one is comment on our designers' blogs as you hop today!


Here is everyone participating in today's hop:

LID Blog http://www.shoplilinker.blogspot.com/  <----- You are here :)

Jennifer Carter http://jensinkspot.blogspot.com/

Amy Kolling http://stamp-n-paradise.blogspot.com/

Thanks everyone!! We'll see you tomorrow for Day 2! Enjoy our hop today! And don't forget to  Paper Crafter's Library today!

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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 Random.org. 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 lilinkerdesigns@gmail.com 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!!!!




Love,


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