Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Lil’ Inker Designs Release Hop Day 3 ~

Welcome back to the final day of the October Release Hop for Lil’ Inker Designs!!  You should have found your way here from the amazing Alicia’s blog.  If not, bop on back to Laura’s to get started off right!

I have a few cards for you today that began with an idea surrounding the embossing paste trend that’s circling the crafty world right now.  I used an old cereal box and cut the Christmas cover plate with it.  I had to use a metal shim to get it to cut through the thicker material.  Once I had my template all cut out, I taped it down to a card front and spread the embossing paste all over.

lid xmas cover embossing paste

Once it was dry, I put the template back over and sponged it with distress inks – festive berries and evergreen bough.  A couple of rhinestones later and this is done and easy to mail!  While this card was drying, I taped the template to another card front and sprayed it with a Mister Huey’s mist.

lid xmas cover stencil

All I added to this one was some embroidery floss and a couple pearls.  Again, easy to mail!  Go me!  I thought the template turned out kind of cool, so I adhered it to another card front.  I just couldn’t bear to throw it away

lid xmas cover chipboard

Whoops!  Just noticed this is a little crooked.  Sorry…that’s what I get for editing photos while multi tasking!  ha!  Because this is already a little thick, all I added is a little embroidery floss bow.  Should still pass through the machines and be easy to mail! 

I couldn’t leave you without one last little tag though!  Lil’ Inker has come out with larger sizes of the jingle bell dies.  The largest size is perfect for a little tag.

lid believe bell

I drew inspiration from the Polar Express.  The boy is told to believe and he’ll still be able to hear the bell from Santa’s sleigh.  Too fun!  This will be perfect to decorate up a gift bag this holiday season.  The sentiment is from the Holly Jolly Sentiments set

Alright, thanks so much for sticking with me through this post!  Head on over to Amy's fantastic blog!  Don’t forget to comment along the way for your chance at two $10 gift certificates to Lil’ Inker Designs!!  Thanks for stopping by!



Monday, October 14, 2013

Lil’ Inker Designs Release Hop Day 2 ~

Welcome to Day 2 of the October Release Hop for Lil’ Inker Designs!!  Hopefully you’ve found your way here from the amazing Alicia’s blog.  If not, comment here first, and then bop on back to Laura’s to get started off right!

I have a nice and flat one for you today!  After spending lots of money every year sending all my Xmas cards, I’m ready to send some straight through the regular post!  Sorry family…I’m hoping for no big bows, buttons or extra postage this year!  Maybe they’ll get out in time that way…

lid gingerbread man

*Not my gumdrop buttons!*  Sorry, every time I see a gingerbread man, this little phrase pops in my head.  lol   

I started by cutting some scarlet shimmer paper in 1/2 inch strips and adhering them to the card front.  The sentiment is from the new Jolly & Joyful sentiments.  The little man from the new Christmas Bits die set has some rhinestone buttons and eyes and is swiped with some Gingerbread ink from VersaMagic.  His frosting lines are white opal Liquid Pearls.  I felt it needed just a tad more color so I pulled out the Holly Jolly dies.

Awesome Amy is your next stop.  Don’t forget to comment along the way for your chance at two $10 gift certificates to Lil’ Inker Designs!!  Thanks for stopping by!



Sunday, October 13, 2013

Lil’ Inker Designs Release Hop Day 1 ~

Welcome to Day 1 of the October Release Hop for Lil’ Inker Designs!!  We have some fabulous new holiday goodies for you!!  This is a hop so hopefully you’ve found your way here from Alicia’s blog.  If not, comment here first, and then bop on back to Laura’s blog to get started off right!

First up is the Cover Up Die: Christmas.  I.am.in.love.with.this.die!  I only wish I owned a Vagabond so I didn’t have to crank it through the little bug though.  LOL!  This die is so fabulously trendy and fun!  To me it embodies the the whole chalkboard trend in a fun, fashionable way.

lid xmas cover

Don’t you just love it?!?  All the fabulous fonts, sayings and snowflakes! LOVE!  I wanted it to really pop off the card, so I cut it out in bright white.  The card base is a beautiful red embossed with the old Swiss Dots embossing folder and swiped with white ink.  I added a wooden snowflake die cut from the Snowflake dies tied up with twine and jingle bells. 

My second card today uses the new Jolly & Joyful Sentiments stamp set, Jolly word die and Snowflake dies for an easy to mass produce card.

lid jolly

I just stamped the sentiment after die cutting, and popped it all up over some pattern paper.  Easy peasy, lemon squeezey!  

It’s your turn to head on over to Amy’s blog.  Before you go, leave a comment here for your chance to win some Lil’ Inker Designs yummies!!  Thanks for stopping by!



Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Lucky Girl ~

Hey there!  Thought I’d pop in here since it’s been nearly a month…eek!  I didn’t mean for it to be so long, but we had both my and my son’s birthdays and festivities involved, a fallen grandma and her move to a new skilled nursing home, tons of work, moving of a store, etc.  Life just always seems to get busy, and I am too lazy to come upstairs and turn on my laptop!  lol  Before I show you any goodness, I thought I’d let you know that you need to mark your calendars for Monday…we’re having a new release hop with Lil’ Inker Designs!
So here’s a little ditty I made up for one of my husband’s closest friends.  I gave her a version of this card when she was pregnant and she wanted one for a baby shower she was attending.  We card makers can’t make the exact same card for someone though, can we??  My go-to image is this Stamping Bella girl.  She’s just so fun to add dimension to
pregobella boy
The background paper is inked up with PTI’s Background Basics Tin Types – one of my all time favorite sets!  It gets a ton of use.  The white dots are acrylic paint.  Here’s a little detail of the dimension
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I always pop up the gift bag with a little tissue paper sticking out and the belly.  The little bears nose has a big old glob of Enamel Accents.  While I was at it, I decorated the inside too.
pregobella boy inside
I thought I’d share a few pics from the fun I got to have on World Card Making Day.  I didn’t take pics till the very end because we were all laughing and talking and eating and just having a great time.  Plus everyone was so intent on working.  I only got two images colored!  lol
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I’m going to link all their names here so you can check out all their fabulous blogs.  I had to pinch myself a few times – it was so surreal!  All that talent in one room!
Our little soiree was hosted by the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps diva herself, Michele Gross (THANK YOU!!!).  The rest of the ladies I will link to as they are in my Colorado Crafters feedly folder.  Wida Miller, Danielle Flanders, Tenia Nelson, Kim Singdahlsen, Carisa Zglobicki, Annette AllenLee Murphy, Noelle McAdamsCeal Pritchett, our honorary Coloradoan, Stacey Schafer, and Vivian Masket who doesn’t blog (GASP!  WHAT?!?)  Winking smile  Here’s a shot of all of us
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We’re hoping to make these get togethers a regular thing, so I’m considering myself a lucky girl!  Hope you’re all having a super day!!  See you back here soon