12.07.2014

Lil' Inker Designs Release Day 3

The final day of the hop has arrived. Another fabulous release under wraps! I hope you are enjoying the new products and inspiration the design team has brought you. I have had so much fun creating with these new products.

For my final card, I was able to come up with this design that packs a punch in a jiffy. I love products that make casual and simple cards so easy!
I die cut various colored stitched panels from the Stitched Mats: Long and Skinny Rectangles Die Set and then die cut the Awesome word die in glossy black. I then adhered matching enamel dots to tie off the card.

As I was wrapping presents today, I decided I needed to whip up some more casual and simple tags. This Anytime Tags Set is amazing!!! I love the various sizes and the shape and stitching on this set!
The gold ampersand is seriously so gorgeous in real life! I love the lines through it. I stamped the merry and bright from the All About Ampersands Stamp Set. I tied off some gold ribbon and voila! Tag done.


I hope you enjoyed this month's release hop and all the new products and all the inspiration! Be sure to leave your comments today because you have a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to the Lil' Inker Shop!

Your next stop on the hop is the fabulously talented Jen Carter!

12.06.2014

Lil' Inker Designs Release Day 2

Hi, I'm back with my Day 2 project for the Lil' Inker Designs release hop! YAY!
These gems are hot, hot, hot! Aren't they adorable? I love this stamp set!
And this gem die goes PERFECT with the stamp set!
I hope you are enjoying the new products and all the inspiration along the hop! Be sure to leave your comments because you have a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to the Lil' Inker Shop!

Your next stop on the hop is the fabulously talented Jen Carter!

12.05.2014

Lil' Inker Designs Release Day 1

Hiiiiii guys! It's day 1 of the BRAND NEW Lil' Inker Designs Release for December! Get excited. This release is going to knock your socks off!

I am starting my projects off with a card I made using this kick butt cover plate die. I mean, it is GORGEOUS. And there is a hidden heart design in it that you can use or not, totally up to you.

I also used the new All About Ampersand Stamp Set and Alphabet Gems Stamp Set.
I can totally see this cover up plate being used with watercolors and also a rainbow of colors to look like stained glass. Eeeek!


I hope you are enjoying the new products and all the inspiration along the hop! Be sure to leave your comments because you have a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to the Lil' Inker Shop!

Your next stop on the hop is the fabulously talented Jen Carter!

12.03.2014

Paper Crafts Magazine Thank You Blog Hop

Wow. What a difficult blog post to write today. About a month ago, I learned that Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine was shutting its doors for good. I was so sad, because this meant many things - awesome, talented people were losing their jobs, there would be no more fun submission parties and celebrations and finally, no more magazines to oo and ahh over.

But I know in my heart, the paper crafting industry will stand strong. I know this talented team will bounce back and find amazing opportunities open up for them. And I know we as paper crafters will continue to stamp. Nothing will hold us down.

We are hoping in honor of this great magazine and all the joy it brought us. If you have arrived from Niki's blog, you are in the right direction.

I created this card for the past Stamp It! Call that never went past the publication call. I think it's very appropriate for this hop, and for the paper crafting industry as we suffer this major blow.
Thank you, Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine, for the emails, the fun and publishing my creations and name in glossy print. It's been one SUPER fun ride. 

Your next stop on the hop is Vanessa Menhorn. I can't wait to see all the beautiful inspiration from all these ladies on the hop! 

Much love to all my paper crafting friends!

11.08.2014

Watercolor Wreaths

Dawn from WPlus9 constantly amazes me with her watercolor techniques. Her stamps and dies are one of my favorites in the industry, too! The watercolor wreath technique she did in Online Card Classes had me running for my watercolors. Such a beautiful technique for a holiday card. Here are my two cards I created using Woodland Wreaths and other WPlus9 products.


 I hope you all have a wonderful day. We are celebrating my son's first birthday today with a Mickey Mouse party!


11.04.2014

Joy Shaker Card

Hi! I'm back tonight with a shaker card for Day 2 of Holiday Card Workshop. Today's lesson was interactive cards. I must admit, they are a bit time consuming, but SO worth it! The results are awesome and shaker cards are super fun to make.




Have a great day! 

11.03.2014

Cardinal Love

Oh my goodness, how I adore these birds! I have cardinals in my backyard that come right up to my kitchen bird feeder. The females are pretty, but the males - GORGEOUS! (Yes, the males are red, the females are brown.) A little bird lesson for today.  Ha!

I am posting a card I created for Day 1 of the Online Card Class Holiday Card Workshop. LOVE these classes! They really get my booty into the craft room and create with tons of inspirational videos and tutorials.
The cardinal is from Stacy's Stamps and is colored with red Copic markers. There is also some red Wink of Stella pen on him, but it's hard to tell in the photo. The dies are from Simon Says Stamp. Just wanted to keep this one simple, since today's class was all about mass production.

I also wanted to announce the winner of the Create and Craft Announcement. Random.org chose #2, which was Christina. Christina, please email me at erinleecreative at gmail dot com so I can get your information to Create and Craft for your winning package!

Christina said...
I may never get anything accomplished now! But I can't wait :)
October 15, 2014 at 12:39 PM
Have a great day! 

10.30.2014

Lil' Inker Designs Release Day 3

Hi everyone! It's the final day of the Lil' Inker Designs Release Hop. I hope you all are enjoying the projects we are sharing using these fabulous new products.

Today, I am dreaming of snow! We don't get much snow here in Dallas, if we are lucky, maybe one or two days in the winter but it's a rare occasion so I always dream of having a white Christmas. Instead, I suppose I'll just create cards with snowflakes!






Don't forget to leave those comments for your chance to win a $15 gift certificate to the LID store and be sure to snag your favorites in the store.

Your next stop on the hop is Jen! Have fun!

10.29.2014

Lil' Inker Designs Release Day 2

Hey everyone! Welcome back to day two of the Lil' Inker Designs Release Hop! So happy to see you back. I have two cards for you today, a Congratulations card and a Christmas card. Two totally different looks, one awesome release!
 The speech bubbles and matching stamp set is so much fun to create quick and clever cards.
My favorite thing about this Baubled Christmas Tree die? You can use the little negative shapes to embellish your card like I did with the gold circles. 




I love these products so much this release. Don't forget to leave those comments for your chance to win a $15 gift certificate to the LID store and be sure to snag your favorites in the store.

Your next stop on the hop is Jen! Have fun!

10.28.2014

Lil Inker Designs November Release: Day 1

Hi friends! It's time for a brand spankin' new Lil Inker Designs Release! WHOO HOO! If you got here from Chrissy's blog, you are in the right direction. So many fun goodies that are releasing this month, some holiday and non-holiday things that will be sure to please everyone.

So first up for my first card in the release hop, the donut stamps and dies are so totally scrumptious, don't you agree?!
Don't you just want to eat them? Glossy accents is my friend on these donuts. This set would be perfect for teacher gifts! I was thinking a Dunkin Donuts gift card in the Gift & Note Card Holder. I love how you can use these seasonal stars on your everyday projects, too!



Be sure to comment for your chance to win one of three $15 gift certificates to the Lil' Inker Designs Store! And for a full line-up of all the new releases, check out the store.

Your next stop on the hop is Heather. Speaking of my talented friend Heather, we are sad to say goodbye to her on the Lil' Inker team but I know she is off to do more terrific things in the paper crafting industry!

10.21.2014

Simon Says Stamp Card Kit + Winner

Hi everyone! I wanted to post another card today I made using the awesome Simon Says Stamp November 2014 Card Kit. I am so getting in the mood for the holidays!
If you haven't signed up yet to be part of the monthly card kit, you must do that! You can find this kit here.

Okay, now....the WINNER of the free card kit is....

KimberlyRae Forde said...
Your card is simply perfect!
I love all the sweet stamps and papers and your crafty techniques! I'm new to stamping and I'd like to make this year's Christmas cards with this adorable kit :-)
KimberlyRae, please email me so I can get your kit to you! 
I hope you all have a fabulous day! 

10.15.2014

Create and Craft Announcement

YAY! So excited to share the news that the ever-popular UK television company Create and Craft is coming to the United States! WHAT? This means 24-7 crafty shopping. Trouble!

Create and Craft is holding a contest. If they can reach 5000 new subscribers, I am giving away a jumbo prize package to a lucky commenter! Just be sure to subscribe and come back to tell me you did in the comments. The giveaway is running from October 15 - October 19.

So, go subscribe here!

Be sure to visit these blogs for more chances to win!

Theresa The Scrapbooking Queen http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com