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Monday, March 2, 2015

March Release Blog Hop Day 1


Hi there!!! Welcome to day 1 of our new release blog hop. It's so nice to be back and with a whole new crop of goodies for you to check out!



If you've been following on social media, we've sneaked a couple of projects and from the sound of it you're looking forward to a few things in particular so let's get right to it and talk about what we have in store for you this month.

Our new Hey, Foxy goodies are sure to knock your socks off! The Hey, Foxy Dies is a set of 5 wired dies which cut all the necessary pieces to make one sweet little fox. I think you'll find as you play with it that a tilt of the head or the arrangement of the tail can totally change the appearance of this little guy.




Use our Hey, Foxy Dies together with our coordinating Hey, Foxy Stamps stamps (seen above) to add even more detail to your fox with stamps for face, sentiments and more!


And use our Hey, Foxy Word Dies because these words just look SO AWESOME in paper form  added to your project! The create a versatile way to add sentiments to your foxy projects!




We love our new Wonky Squares Dies and the interesting shape they make. Turn them on their side and use them as diamonds. They definitely make a great sentiment panel or backdrop for a focal image and of course, the stitching makes them POP!! 



This is one super pretty stamp set and one that I know you will love to just get stampy with! This is our Really Rosemaling Stamp SetRosemaling is a form of decorative folk-art that originated in Norway and typically features floral images. We were so super inspired by the Rosemaling images that were immersed in the design of the Disney movie, Frozen and we continue to see these elements as trending in home decor and more. We're delighted to bring you a stamp set to translate this art form into your paper crafting!


Ok, this is the coolest Cover Up Die EVER! :) Our new Cover Up Die: Pointelle cuts this intricate dotted pattern into your card front. The pattern is so pretty! WAIT until you see this die in action! I bet it will creep up to the top of your wish list!



Our new Triangle Treat Holder Die with Bunny Treats Dies & Stamps is seriously a must have if you love to make paper crafted treats! By cutting two panels and assembling together you have the sweetest little gift. Use our Bunny Treat Dies and Stamps to make this and even more special little bunny! ACK, I love this!!!!




Make mini, paper crafted pieces of art! I love making cards but I also like to make home decor and I think having a canvas to decorate and display is just so right! I think it makes a special gift to give someone to display in their home or even in your own home. Maybe you have a spot on your desk at work or in your craft room? I think this is just such a perfect way to use all the paper crafting supplies you already have and do something "else" with them. 

Our Mini Canvas Die cuts a foldable paper canvas. Cut and decorate it flat and when your masterpiece is complete just add some adhesive to the tabs and fold to assemble. Display your work of art perfectly on our new Mini Easel which is made of premium hardwood and fold flat for easy storage and go with any decor. They can even be painted or stained!  The dots you see in the graphic above score into your paper just adding an extra, eye-catching detail!

When I thought of art to display in my home I thought that some inspiring sentiments would be just right and after a little convincing from some of our designers I set off and created our Paint Your Canvas Stamp Set. It's whimsical, pretty and inspirational and looks like the words themselves have been painted.

Before I share some projects with you, for a limited time through our new release hop, when you make a purchase of $75 or more you can use the code LIDDEAL to receive 25% off our brand new Wonky Squares Dies! Yahooo!!!!


How about having a look at some of the projects I made? I think I'll start off by showing you the things I made with our new Mini Canvas Die, Mini Easel, Paint Your Canvas Stamps and more.


I made this All You Need... canvas very easily by die cutting a Mini Canvas from watercolor paper. I watercolored my canvas and dried it with my heat tool to speed up the process. Then, I heat embossed my sentiment from our All You Need Is Love Stamp Set and displayed my finished pieced on a Mini Easel. Isn't this so pretty?


I made this canvas purposely to show you how you can craft this canvas JUST like you would a card except now you have a piece of art you can display (instead of a card which one might toss out - THE HORROR! LOL!).

This picture really shows the pretty embossed dotted detail all the way around the border. Here I used our Cut It Out Clouds & Accessories Die Set along with our Dance In the Rain Stamps.


Here again I used watercolor paper but this time I used our new Paint Your Canvas Stamps. I'm really enjoying using this new Mini Canvas Die. I could very easily make something to display for every room in my home! I love this die!!!


This card also features our Paint Your Canvas Set but used to make a shaker card instead. I used our Stitched Mats: Rectangles to make the shaker frame. The sentiment is stamped onto vellum which is recessed behind an acetate layer which is holding the sequins in their shaker box.

Now, before I send you on your way to hop and see the exciting projects from our designers I'll ask you to leave some love for them along the way in the form of comments because we are going to select three winners from one blog for each day of our hop to receive a $15 store credit to LID!! Woo hoo!!!

Here is a list of everyone participating in the hop today and the order in which they can be visited.


Thank you so much for visiting with us today! We'll see you tomorrow for Day 2 and a focus on more of our new release goodies!



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Friday, February 27, 2015

Sale Continues & More

Hi there and Happy Friday! I'm just stopping in with a few announcements.

Yesterday, we announced the winners of our Monthly Meet Up Challenge. Are you a winner? Check out this post HERE.

Also, we have a sale going on which continues through March 1st.


To see all of the products on sale through March 1st, please click HERE.

And don't forget - we have a new release hop beginning March 2nd through March 4th and we're super excited to share some new goodies with you!


Here are a couple of sneak peeks of project releasing Monday, March 2nd!






Have a wonderful weekend and we'll see you SOON!

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Monthly Meet Up Challenge; Winners Announced!

Our new Monthly Meet Up Challenge was a great success, if I do say so myself!! HA!! Thank you to everyone who got out their goodies, got crafty and linked up to our challenge!

I was a total delight to spend some time visiting your blogs and seeing how you're enjoying your LID goodies. I hope it was as fun for you as it was for me!

Before I announce the winners of our challenge, we used Random.org to select three winners. Our criteria for winning required that you exclusively use LID goodies on your entry and that your entry be loaded by the deadline.

Drum roll please.............

The first winner of a stamp set, retail value $15 is entrant #86 Heather Sudduth!



Heather created an awesome card using our Long & Skinny Rectangles, Border Builders Dies, Scattered Sequins Die and Darling Diamonds Stamps! Love this!!



The second winner of a stamp set valued at $15 is #65 Greta H.


Greta created a really stunning frame with mists and our Stitched Mats: Rectangles and then added our Modern Mehndi Stamps as her focal image and sentiment -so so pretty!!!


Ok, and our grand prize winner is ..............................................................

Entry # 38............................



Carole Burrage!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Carole, you've won a $75 shopping spree to Lil' Inker Designs, my friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Take a look at the awesome Valentines Carole and her son made using our Lollipop & Pencil Treat Holder Die and Perfect Pairs Stamps!!!



Congratulations, Winners!!!!!! Please email me at lilinkerdesigns@gmail.com with subject line Feb Monthly Meet Up Winner to claim your prize. Stamp set winners, please include your mailing address as well!

Again, I can't thank you enough for your enthusiasm and your gorgeous entries! I received so many comments and even direct emails about the excitement about finally having a regular LID challenge! Your positivity just means the world to me. Thank you!!!!

A couple of announcements, we will be seeing you here on Monday, March 2nd through the 4th with a brand new release you are not going to want to miss!! 

Also, our next Monthly Meet Up Challenge will be March 11th. We'll make a post that day opening up the linky tool and announcing our prizes!


Thank you!!!!!!!!! See you soon!!!!!!!!



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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Monthly Meet Up Challenge!

Welcome to our very first Monthly Meet Up Challenge! We're challenging everyone to get out their LID goodies and get CRAFTY, share their creativity AND be eligible for prizes for doing just that!




Here's what you need to do to play along:
  • Make a new project or share something you've been working on featuring LID goodies!
  • Post this project to your blog or favorite gallery.
  • Link your project to our challenge by using the InLinkz tool beneath my signature below.
You have through February 24th at 11:30 PM EST to link your project to be eligible to win a prize. Projects should exclusively feature LID goodies to be eligible to win but do not need to exclusively feature LID goodies to join our Meet Up.

What can you win? Well, that's up to you! Since this is our first challenge we'd like to stir things up by offering a super big prize and the prize will get bigger depending on how many entries we receive. Multiple entries are allowed as long as your projects are featured in separate posts. 

Up to 25 entries: $25 store credit to one winner plus 1 stamp set winner
26-50 entries: $50 store credit to one winner plus 2 stamp set winners
51 and more: $75 credit to one winner plus 3 stamp set winners

Winners will be announced here in a new blog post shortly after February 24th.

I'm SO VERY excited for us to "Meet Up" so we can see what our friends and customers are making using LID goodies! I hope you are too!


I have a couple of projects to share with you today. I love making home decor and this one was easy to do. I love how it turned out.



I started by watercoloring different colored circles and heat embossed two others; one in silver and one in gold. Once everything was dry I punched out the circles with my 1 inch punch and adhered them to a piece of watercolor paper. I then die cut our Doodled Love Word Die in black and added it as shown. Then I mounted everything inside this shadowbox frame with the mat that came with it. Love this!!!!



Here I used our Gift and Note Card Holder Die and I embellished the front with an extra shaker layer I added using our Stitched Hearts Dies and Perfect Pairs Stamps.  Ack! Isn't this cute? 

Here are the LID and other specialty items I used to create these projects:





Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you'll join us by making something new or just show us what you've been working on! Don't forget to visit our Design Team and participants by using the links in the list beneath my signature!

Have a great day!

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Shipping Delays Due To Storm

Hi there, Friends. I wanted to inform you that orders dated to ship tomorrow, January 27th will be delayed due to an historic storm we're expecting here in Massachusetts. I'm hoping these order will ship out by Thursday or Friday of this week.

Also, please note that orders received over the next few days may also experience a shipping delay for the same reason.

I apologize for the delay but please know we'll do everything we can to get your orders out as soon as possible. Thank you for understanding!

I foresee lots of shoveling in my future :( ....hmmmm.....maybe I can get in some crafty time if we're going to be snowed in? :)

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

January Release Re-Cap - Prize Winners Announced!

Hi there, Friends! It's been a whirlwind since January 12th! Thank you so much for all of your orders and positive feedback.

I'm here to recap our Release Hop. I love this post because I love seeing all of the projects in one place - I know I say that all that time, but it's TRUE! I always want to get crafty after seeing all of our designer's projects together here in one post.

I'd been in a groove of sharing the projects as created by designer, but I thought this time I'd try my hand at grouping them per goodie released.

Let's have a look at our new Cover Up Die: Pieced Chevron and the projects our designers created using it!





































































































































Gorgeous! Right? Our Design Team Rocks! To see more from our new release click HERE.

Each month we pick one designer's blog as our Secret Prize Blog from which we draw at random the winners of our three $15 store credits. This month's Secret Prize Blog belongs to Maureen Merritt of Mama Mo Stamps

Here are the winners, one from each hop day, from Maureen's Blog:

Our Day 3 winner is comment # 21, Melissa F who said, 




Our Day 2 winner is comment # 23, Margarita Navarro-Rivera who said,



And our Day 1 winner is comment #45, Loly Borda-Towery who said,



Congratulations, Ladies! You've each won a $15 Store Credit to Lil' Inker Designs!


Please email me at lilinkerdesigns@gmail.com with the subject line January Hop Prize Winner and I will get back to you with a code you can put towards your next purchase! YAY!!!

Thank you, winners and thank you ALL for making this hop such a success! We are behind the scenes working hard to bring you more new goodies that you'll love. I believe our next release will be early March so be looking for that.

Thank you again for stopping by today! Don't forget you can always visit us on Facebook, see our pins on Pinterest and share your projects in our gallery on Flickr! The links to our social media outlets can be found on the home page of our website. 
We love hearing from you on Facebook or by email and we love seeing the projects you make so get them uploaded. You might just find yourself featured and winning a prize if your card is showcased! More on that soon! ;)


One more thing before I let you go - this was our last hop with Erin Lee Schreiner as a member of our Design Team. We already miss Erin but are so fortunate to have had her as part of our family. Thank you, Erin!! It was wonderful to work with you and I'll miss seeing your wonderful projects with LID goodies as I'm sure your readers and fans will too!

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