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Thursday, September 3, 2015

New Release Hop Day 1

Hi there, Lil' Inker Friends!! I am so super pumped to be here with you today for this new release!

These are some of the best goodies we've ever made for you because of their mix and match and building capabilities!!! We've got a great selection of Halloween items and I love that they build on previously released goodies that you love. It really helps to stretch the supplies you already have!

Before we get right to it, I did something a little different this time and I've created a video showing you an in depth look at all the stamps and dies included in this release plus an exclusive look at some new stamps arriving later this Fall!

This chick can talk, LOL! So grab a cuppa coffee and get cozy! No, seriously!

If you prefer to read on about all these new goodies and what they can do, let's get right to it!!!

First up is our new Seen On Halloween Stamp Set. It contains silhouette images of Halloween icons which contain these lovely, hand drawn sentiments inside and they are the perfect greetings for your Halloween cards, projects and party invitations!

You might see some familiar images here and you'd be right! The ghost image will stamp perfectly on the largest die in our previously released Stitched Ghosts Die Set and the witch will stamp perfectly on our previously released Bats & Broomsticks Die Set. We did this because we love the idea of being able to breathe new life into and stretch the goodies you already have.

This set also contains brand new images as well like the kitty, witch hat, and the AWESOME pumpkins! Additional elements included in the set will help you to adorn the pumpkins but there are also some mini sentiments that can be used in lots of ways which we think you'll enjoy.

This stamp set REALLY comes to life when used with those previously released dies but also when used with our brand new coordinating Seen On Halloween Dies!

This is a GREAT set when paired with the coordinating Seen On Halloween Stamps but can totally be used completely on its own! You'll see that it includes a black cat image and also witch hat that has negative stitching design (will cut the stitched line around the cut away of the die), but it's the pumpkins that totally make this set!!!! The pumpkins cut the most perfect shapes and they contain negative stitching but also have these coordinating, separate dies that can nest inside the dies during cutting and will cut vertical lines into your pumpkins adding texture. We've also included pumpkin stem dies and a leaf die which you will love working with. These items are my favorite from this release.

Our brand new Pumpkin Faces Die Set is very versatile and FUN! Use these faces together with the pumpkins and even some of the other dies in our Seen On Halloween Die Set. These can be used with our previously released Stitched Ghosts Dies, Ghost Border Die Set and can be really fun and spooky all on their own!

Our new Boo & Faces 2 Stamps are a new take on a favorite Halloween set from last year. This stamp set contains a ton of faces stamps that you will LOVE using with the pumpkins in our Seen On Halloween Die Set and will work as well with our Stitched Ghosts Dies, Ghost Border Die and even our Connected Circles Die Set. The set contains a couple of fun and buildable sentiments as well which are in a fun and sleek font. This is a great set to really extend the uses of some of the dies we already have as well as our new dies.

Our new Here for the Boos Stamp Set is a fun one especially for party invites but so much more! We just loved that Boos and Booze sound the same and we capitalized on that with this stamp set. Use this for traditional Halloween greeting cards by saying "Happy Halloween" or create the most perfect Halloween Party invites with these buildable and funny greetings. Pair this with a Stitched Ghost Die and the greeting "Join us for" (leaving off the "a" when inking) and the Boos & Booze sentiment and you have a fun and punny greeting!

Our new Boo Word Die is just simply a must have. It's perfectly oversized and can be used on any Halloween card you can dream up. It coordinates with our Seen on Halloween Dies but also with our Boo & Faces 2 Stamps. I think you'll love having this in your collection.

Here is the second edition in our Wrappers Delight category. This is our Lattice Die and it's really lovely! I decided to include it with this released because I thought it was actually a perfect backdrop for our pumpkins and So Thankful Stamps! We call this "Wrappers Delight" because this die will literally wrap around your card front depending on how you orientate it. If used vertically, this will will cover the middle, front of your card. If you used this die vertically on a shorter card or horizontal card you can wrap it around your card base adding a little detail to the opposite sides of your card. The neatest thing about this die is that it includes a special spot for sentiments which can be stamped right onto the die. This is a fun and intricate pattern. This is such a neat take on our popular Cover Up Dies!

Switching gears now from our brand new and fab Halloween items we have a set that is perfect for back to school and to celebrate the teachers we love. The best thing about this set is the fabulous, modern take on the traditional apple shape using the smallest heart as the apple's leaf, but we've also included some traditional elements as well for versatility and in case that's just what you prefer. :)

We've also done the teacher stamp from the above stamp set in a slightly larger word die! It's fun - who doesn't love a word die? Teacher Word Die adds some fun pizazz to completing the sentiments with the coordinating stamp set.

These goodies just wouldn't be complete without use including a die set for the apples so that's just what we did for you! The Apple Pieces Dies Set can be used separately just with colored card stock or together with the Teacher Talk Stamps. You'll love creating these little apples!

We are also releasing a little sumthin' sumthin' for Thanksgiving! The great thing about this stamp set is that there are six sentiments and three of them are specifically for Thanksgiving but the other three are more general thank you greetings. I really like that there is a coordinating label stamp included with this set. It's the most perfect frame for these delightful and hand drawn sentiments which can be oriented either horizontally or vertically to work with all of the sentiments in the set perfectly. Of course, you need a die for this label stamp so we created on for you!!! :)

This is the coordinating So Thankful Label Die. It's a great little shape and if you want the stamps then you should totally get this die because you'll be able to use the coordinating frame stamp and then use this with tons of other goodies in your crafty collection. I think it's really neat that this can step outside its intended use and be totally awesome with other things you already own!

OK! So that does it for new release goodies! What are your faves?????

How about some projects??

Here I used our new Boo Word Die and Boo & Faces 2 Stamps to create this easy card along with some previously released goodies; Stitched Stars Dies and Starry Sky Die! I still love ribbon on my cards!!

This was another very easy and fast card to come together. It too uses our new Boo Word Die as well as our Seen On Halloween Dies. My pumpkin seen here was die cut twice. First, just the body of the pumpkin was cut and then I decided to go back and add the pumpkin body detail. It's that stitching you see in the center which is actually a separate die. I also die cut a leaf and stem from this set. By keeping my layout relatively simple it hopefully draws all your attention to the die cuts.

This card was a little more work to create but totally worth it for the end result! I started first by die cutting the two orange pumpkins. Then I went back in and added the pumpkin stitching detail to the largest. I then die cut each pumpkin with a die from our new Pumpkin Faces Die Set. Then, each pumpkin was popped up on foam dots and adhered to a golden pumpkin die cut. The little extras were created using our Stitched Scallop Border Die. Love this one! I am going to have to hold onto this one. I really love it so much! Happy accident that the googly eyes fit right in the pumpkin eye opening!! YAhoo!!! I love it when that happens!

I hope you're loving everything as much as I am. When you get a chance, go back and take a look at the video I created for you and leave me a comment!! 

I am going to be picking an additional winner of a $15 gift certificate from the commenters on this video. Leave a general comment on the video and then tell me which of the three stamp sets that I've given you an exclusive sneak peek of in the video are you most excited to see returning.

Speaking of PRIZES!!!!

We are giving away three $15 gift certificates to our store! In order to be eligible to win one of these prizes please leave a comment for our designers along your way today and we'll be choosing winners from one of our designers' blogs. Comment by September 7th at 11:30 PM EST in order to be eligible.


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

LID Blog      <<------- You are here

A couple more things for you before I let you go....

This stamp set is on sale! It's a FAB collection of stamps for Halloween and is perfect for quick Halloween note cards or invites! Check it out HERE!

And don't forget to visit out store at to check out your favorite goodies!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! We'll see you tomorrow with more goodies and projects!


Thursday, August 27, 2015

Monthly Meetup Challenge Winners!

Hi there, Friends! I'm a little late on making this post and I apologize BUT it's only because we've been so busy  behind the scenes getting ready for our next release on September 3rd! More about that soon. For now, let's focus on our challenge winners!

As you might remember, the August MMC was an extra special one because here at LID we were celebrating our 5th birthday and so our prizes are pretty great for participating this month!

I thought I'd also just quickly share the projects made by our Design Team just in case you might have missed them. They all feature our brand new Birthday Balloon Greetings Dies and Stamps exclusively released this month as part of our celebration!

I love Amy's fresh layout here using our Border Builders Die Set!

Chrissy's balloons are perfectly floating away against a soft sky.

Love Heather's shaker card and the colors she used!

Love that Jen paired her balloons with our Party Pachyderms Stamps and Dies! They're perfect together!

I love that Karen's balloons are rising up behind that pretty little giftie!

Perfectly paired again with Party Pachyderms!

Love Laura's easy layout and use of our Ombré Chevrons Paper Pad!

Great layout and pairing with our Boxed Up Birthday Greeting Die!

Maureen's rainbow prezzies are PERFECTION!!!!!

I don't know what I love more; the colors Sarah used here or the way she grouped these together. Seriously, the colors though? SWOON!!!

Ok, so we have some winners to announce!!!!! 

First up........

The winner who will be receiving a copy of our brand new Birthday Balloon Greetings Dies and Stamps is # 16!!!

Our #16 entry belongs to Lori Kobular of Lori's Kreations!!

Here is Lori's super pretty entry.

Lori used our Quilted Flower Dies which will be back in stock any day now and I just LOVE the colors she used. The hot pink with the lighter pink background is super pretty with these dies. Congrats, LORI!!! Thank you so much for joining our challenge! You've won a prize package of  worth over $32!!! SWEET!!!

Ok, our grand prize winner......drum roll........................

Is entry #19

And that entry belongs to Susan Powell!!!!

Here is a look at Susan's entry.

Susan's used our Balloon Dies and Balloon Builders Stamps and made this awesome grouping of balloons. Make sure to check out Susan's post (link above) because she's shown you how to get perfectly aligned, stamped balloon die cuts using these supplied!

Susan, congrats!!! You've won a $50 gift certificate to Lil' Inker Designs to treat yourself however you like!!!!!!

Winners, please email me at with subject line August 2015 MMC Prize Winner. Include your address for mailed items please. Thank you!!!!!

Thank you to everyone who joined us, commented, wished LID a happy birthday, participated, cheered for our designers and more!!!!

We'll be seeing you on September 3rd with a brand new release LOADED with new and fun goodies for Halloween, Fall and Thanksgiving!!!

Have a wonderful day and thank you for spending a little bit of it with me and LID!



Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #200 Sponsorship!

Hi there, Friends!! I'm here today because Lil' Inker Designs is sponsoring Freshly Made Sketches 200th challenge!!!!!!

I LOVE sketches and if I'm being honest I haven't done one in AGES so I was super pumped to be able to create using a sketch for today's project.

Before we take a look at the sketch, there are loads of fabulous sponsors for today's challenge and we're offering a $35 gift certificate to our store at Lil' Inker Designs! All you have to do is participate in the challenge to be eligible to win and all the details can be found by visiting the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge Blog.

Here is today's sketch! I love it because you can do so many things with it!

Here is the card that I made based on this sketch.

My card features our brand new Birthday Balloon Greetings Stamps together with an additional sentiment from our Party Pachyderms Stamp Set.

This card was super easy to create! I used my Ombré ink pads from Hero Arts and stamped three of the party hats from the stamp set onto white paper. Then, I stamped my sentiment in Versamark ink onto black paper and heat embossed in white which I trimmed and glued to the bottom of my party hats panel. I added everything to a soft stone card base with foam dots.

I have to say...... you could EASILY crank out a dozen of these and keep them on hand and would be great for either feminine or masculine recipients don't you think?

Lots of our Design Team Members are participating in the 200th challenge celebration as are so many talented designers! Make sure you head over to the Freshly Made Challenge Blog and get inspired and ready to create your own project and get in on winning some awesome prizes!!!

Thank you so very much for stopping by today! I'm super excited to be supporting FMS's #200!!!! That's pretty cool!