Saturday, December 15, 2018

Lil' Inker Designs:: December 2018 Release:: Day 3



Today is the last day of the Lil' Inker Designs December 2018 Release Showcase... I hope you found some great inspiration these past few days featuring  the new stamps and dies. This release from Lil' Inker Designs is full of trendy, on-point and versatile cozy winter items! If you are following the hop, you should have arrived from the ever so talented Jen Carter's Blog! (Visit the Lil' Inker Design's Blog for the full link up.)


My first project is a cute winter card featuring stamps from Comfy Cocoa and the Buffalo Plaid Cover Up Die. I started with a white card base and then covered the front with a die cut from the Buffalo Plaid Cover Up Die from peach colored cardstock. When you layer the die cut over another color, it creates a lovely, textured buffalo plaid look.



I then created the simple cute snowman with a die cut from Stitched Mats: Circles and then stamps from Comfy Cocoa. I finished the card with some jute twine and a sentiment panel from the Cozy Plaid Stamp Set.


I used the same three new products, the Cozy Plaid and Comfy Cocoa stamps and the the Buffalo Plaid Cover Up Die, along with Nuvo Drops to create the above card. I love how trendy the skinny stripes are from Cozy Plaid are, as well as the "build your own reindeer" from Comfy Cocoa is.

Here's a look at the new release products showcased in my two projects today:





It is with pleasure that I get to send you to the talented Kimberly Rendino, as the next stop along the hop. I hope you get a chance to visit the Lil' Inker Designs Store now as products are already up at the store!!



Don't forget to leave a unique comment along the each of the stops on the hop! You can win the ENTIRE release by leaving unique comments on each of the stops along the hop each day! (affiliate links used)

Friday, December 14, 2018

Lil' Inker Designs:: December 2018 Release:: Day 2



Today is the second of three days of the Lil' Inker Designs December 2018 Release Showcase... Once again, we have a fabulous hop for you featuring new stamps and dies. This release from Lil' Inker Designs is full of trendy, on-point and versatile cozy winter items! If you are following the hop, you should have arrived from the ever so talented Jen Carter's Blog! (Visit the Lil' Inker Design's Blog for the full link up.)
My first project is a cute little scene featuring the adorable penguins from the Good Cheer Stamp Set. They were colored with Copics and embellished with a glitter pen, then die cut from the coordinating Good Cheer Dies.



I added some wintery, glittery hills created from the Border Builders Die Set, then adhered them to a blue card base stamped with some pretty little snowflakes from the Good Cheer Stamp Set. I finished with a sentiment from Good Cheer Stamp Set.



The little penguins from Good Cheer Stamp Set made their way onto another card I'm showcasing today. The background was quick and easy, but packs a punch! I simply stamped the buffalo plaid background stamp from the Cozy Plaid Stamp Set with black ink onto some fuchsia paper. I then stamped, die cut and colored the penguins and added them to the card as well.




The sentiment was created from the Hugs Word Die Set and the "Hugs" word stamp from Cozy Plaid Stamp Set. I love this set because 1. it has the large, amazing buffalo plaid background stamp plus 2. many coordinating sentiments to use with the large sentiment stamp!

Here's a look at the new release products showcased in my two projects today:






It is with pleasure that I get to send you to the talented Kimberly Rendino, as the next stop along the hop. I hope you get a chance to visit the Lil' Inker Designs Store now as products are already up at the store!!





Don't forget to leave a unique comment along the each of the stops on the hop! You can win the ENTIRE release by leaving unique comments on each of the stops along the hop each day! (affiliate links used)

Catherine Pooler Designs:: Winter 2018 Release Blog Hop

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Lil' Inker Designs December 2018 release!**



Are you ready for Catherine Pooler Designs newest release, the 2018 Winter Release?There are three collections offered, and they feature stamps, coordinating dies, patterned paper and some sequins. Wow!



My first card features products from the Cake & Confetti Collection. I started with Ultra Smooth White Cardstock and created a patterned paper border with Cake & Confetti Patterned Paper. I choose three patterns from the Cake & Confetti Patterned Paper, rolled a few strips to resemble 3D candles and attached them to a white panel. I stamped and die cut some flames from the Birthday Icons Stamp Set and coordinating Birthday Icons Dies. I created the sentiment panel with the same stamp set and Midnight Ink and the patterned paper, and that finished off my card. Clean and simple, but I think so much fun and whimsical!



I went a lot more elegant and classy with this next card I'm showcasing, featuring items from the Smitten Collection. I started with an  Ultra Smooth White Cardstock panel where I drew some diamond shapes and then stamped in one of the lovely patterns from the Say It With Love Stamp Set in Polished Ink. I then used a straight edge to ink shaded areas of the diamonds with Polished Ink. I did add a sentiment, also from Say It With Love Stamp Set in one of the diamonds, stamped in Midnight Ink.




I added some details with sequins from the Inspiration Point Sequins Mix and some Black Nuvo Drops. I finished the card by mounting the main panel to some Midnight Cardstock and then a card base made from the ever so nice Ultra Smooth White Cardstock.



My last project features products from both the Cake & Confetti Collection and Smitten Collection. I started with a watercolor base that has been inked up with a watered down inked version of the fabulous Rose Stencil. I then die cut the Love Connection Dies and used the outer most heart ring and the outmost negative ring to create a border. I inked them up with Skylight and Juniper Mist Inks. I just love the look that the positive and negative pieces of the Love Connection Dies work together!



I then die cut two large numbers from the Milestone Birthday Numbers Die Set from a pattern from the Cake & Confetti Patterned Paper, completed the sentiment by stamping in Peppermint Scrub Ink a sentiment from the Milestone Birthday Sentiment Mix Stamp Set. Then I added some May Arts Twine to finish the card.

In addition to the two collections featured above, there is an amazing collection called Snowy Day that you must check out! Catherine Pooler Designs has also released an Envelope Liner Die, Deep Flap Envelopes in Ultra White and Soft White.



Please be sure to hop and comment, as there are prizes! One winner will be chosen to receive a $25 gift certificate to the Catherine Pooler Store! Winners will be announced on Catherine's blog on the evening of Monday, December 17th.

The Catherine Pooler supplies I've used are linked (affiliate links used) in the body of my post, I hope you have a chance to check them out!


Here is the complete list of the Creative Team that are hopping today:
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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Lil' Inker Designs:: December 2018 Release:: Day 1


Today is the first of three days of the Lil' Inker Designs December 2018 Release Showcase... Once again, we have a fabulous hop for you featuring new stamps and dies. This release from Lil' Inker Designs is full of trendy, on-point and versatile cozy winter items! If you are following the hop, you should have arrived from the ever so talented Jen Carter's Blog! (Visit the Lil' Inker Design's Blog for the full link up.)



My first project features a tag with a custom background made from the trendy stripe pattern in the Cozy Plaid Stamp Set. I then die cut a mug from the previously released Coffee Talk 2 Die Set. On it, I stamped one of the many cool sentiments offered in the new Comfy Cocoa Stamp Set. I added the super fun die cut marshmallows and peppermint stick from the Comfy Cocoa Die Set. I finished the tag with a ribbon, and now I have the cutest, trendiest packaging for a gift card for the holidays.


My next project is a card, featuring the buffalo plaid pattern from the Cozy Plaid Stamp Set. I stamped the pattern in black onto red cardstock and used the Stitched Mats: Rounded Rectangle Dies. I mounted the pattern panel onto a white card base. Then, I die cut the Hugs Word Die Cut from both a slim piece of wood and white paper, and layered them on top of each other. I finished with sentiment panels from Cozy Plaid Stamp Set.


Here's a look at the new release products showcased in my two projects today:





It is with pleasure that I get to send you to the talented Kimberly Rendino, as the next stop along the hop. I hope you get a chance to visit the Lil' Inker Designs Store now as products are already up at the store!!


Don't forget to leave a unique comment along the each of the stops on the hop! You can win the ENTIRE release by leaving unique comments on each of the stops along the hop each day! (affiliate links used)



Great, Big, Wonderful World


There's a Great, Big, Wonderful World out there, and we all have the pleasure to experience it! There's also new release from Spellbinders Great, Big, Wonderful World with products made by Sharyn Sowell.


My first card features the sweet Dance for Joy with a patterned paper background. I love the dancing, joyful kids and the striking silhouette. I used the Butterfly and Flora Die to create a dainty scallop border.


My next card also uses Dance for Joy in a more clean and simple format. I took a white card base, ink blended a blue sky and added some droplets of color. I then stamped the sentiment, also from Spellbinders, and then adhered Dance for Joy. I finished the card with some baker's twine.

I hope you have a chance to check out this delightful collection by Spellbinders!

Sunday, December 9, 2018

BRI:: Up Up and Away


I'm guesting over at the Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog today, featuring these cute critters!
Please stop by there for the full cards and more details!


Friday, November 23, 2018

Lil' Inker Designs Sale!


To all that celebrated Thanksgiving a few days ago, did you enjoy a slice of pumpkin pie? I absolutely adore this set from Lil' Inker Designs, Hap-pie Thanksgiving Stamps, along with the coordinating dies, the Pie Die Set. I wanted to showcase another way to use this set beyond Thanksgiving so I created a birthday card!



And I wanted to share again this fantastic sale going on!


Everything is 30% off including the October release!
There is also a BIG 50% off category to shop as well. 
Along with the above, there are gifts with purchase at different levels. (You item has to be added to cart and a code applied for this to work.)

$75 choose either
Peace, Love and Joy Stamps (BF18PEACE)
'TIs the Season Stamps (BF18SEASON)
$100:
So Very Kind Die (BF18KIND)
Bow Die Small (BF18BOW)
$150:
Spring Wreath Die (BF18SPRING)
Cover Up Die: Geometric Snow (BF18SNOW)
Stitched Gift and Note Card Holder Die (BF18GIFT)

25 Days of Christmas Tags 2018:: Lil' Inker Designs



I’m really excited and honored to be here today with Lil' Inker Designs as part of 2018's 25 Days of Christmas Tags, hosted by the the kind and creative Tracey McNeely!

I couldn't resist the chance to again use the Classic Christmas Stamp Set that was released last month to create my tag. First, I die cut two tags from the Anytime Tags Die Set 2, and then stamped the arrangement from Classic Christmas onto the front tag. I colored the images with zig markers and then finished with a sentiment from that same set and some sheer ribbon. Along with amazing inspiration in the form of gift-giving tags for the holidays, you also get a chance to win from these amazing sponsors! Please find all the details on Tracey's blog.


Also, I wanted to mention the AMAZING sale Lil' Inker Designs is having for Black Friday!