Lil' Inker Designs March Release Day 3

It's the last day of the Lil' Inker Design Team blog hops.  If you haven't checked out the new release make sure you do so, everything is available now in the Lil' Inker Store

You should have arrived here from Sarah Jay's blog.  If not, head to the Lil' Inker Store Blog to start from the beginning.

I have two more projects to share with you today.  My first card is a clean and graphic card featuring Really Rosemaling.

I love playing with sets like this and seeing how I can make a graphic design with them.  Honestly, it took some practice and a whole lot of scrap paper to get it just right, but I love how it turned out.

My last card for this release uses the Really Rosemaling (again, shown above) Paint Your Canvas and the Pointelle Cover Up Die.

What a fun Cover Up die!  I love the bold graphic design in the background! 

Time to keep hopping along now.  Next up is Amy Kolling, so head over to her blog because you know she'll have something AMAZING to show you.  Make sure to leave comments along the way too, because Laura is giving away 3 - $15 Store Credits!

I hope you've enjoyed my release projects!  I'm excited to start seeing some of these products popping up around blog land!

Lil' Inker Designs March Release Day 2

We are back with our second day of design team blog hops for the Lil' Inker Designs January release.  Have you seen all of the fabulous new products in the  Lil' Inker Store?  You must check it out!  

You should have arrived here from Amy Kolling's.  If not, head to the Lil' Inker Store Blog to start from the beginning.

Today's projects are a bit different for me. 
3d items aren't usually my "thang" but these LID products make them so easy to create!

I seriously want to make one of these for everyone I know.  How cute is this mini easel?  Stamping and painting on "canvas"  then placing it on an easel makes me feel like a real artist :)  This was so easy to make!  First I pressed Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers and Dusty Concord Distress inks onto an acrylic block and spritzed them with water.  Next I heat embossed the sentiment in white and brushed over the sentiment with clean water.  Using the wet paintbrush, I picked up color from the blocks and dropped it onto the water.  I kept adding color until I got good coverage.  I didn't paint, I just dropped color and let the water do the work.  My final step was flicking the canvas with ink from the paintbrush.

I'm not usually one to fuss with goodies boxes etc, but honestly this is the easiest little treat box I have ever put together.  I think I made this adorable bunny in 5 minutes, tops.  It took longer figuring out what paper I was going to use than it took to actually assemble it!  I'm going to make a bunch of these for Easter for teachers and secretaries at the school (unless Ethan says he's too old for this too!) 

Time to keep hopping along now.  Next up is Chrissy Larson, so head over to her blog because you know she'll have something AMAZING to show you.  Make sure to leave comments along the way too, because Laura is giving away 3 - $15 Store Credits!

See you tomorrow!

Lil' Inker Designs March Release Day 1

The fun begins today with the first of three days of blog hops for the Lil' Inkers January release.  All of the new, amazing products are available NOW in the Lil' Inker StoreThis month you'll be feeling the love, as well as getting a twist on LID's signature stitched dies!

You should have arrived here from Laura Williams' blog.  If not, head to the Lil' Inker Store Blog to start from the beginning.

I'm really excited about the products I'm showing you today!  The Hey, Foxy line is so much fun to play with and fall perfectly in line with the Woodland Critter trend.

My fist card today is ultra-CAS!  I initally thought I'd die cut the fox from colored cardstock or patterned paper, but I didn't have any in my stash that would give me the realistic look I was going for.  Instead I sponged with distress inks and I'm thrilled with the result.  I also sponged a bit on the card base to help make the fox pop!  I die cut the Foxy Word die and added a few clouds that were die cut using the Cloudy Sky Die.  I love how this card turned out and I have the perfect "Fox"y lady to send it to ;)

This month we have a promotion for orders of $75 or more!

 The Wonky Squares are fun & funky.  Place an order of $75 or more and you get these for 25% off!

Going along with the critter theme today, I have a Wonky shaker card.

Time to keep hopping along now.  Next up is Chrissy Larson, I've seen her projects and they are fantastic!   Make sure to leave comments along the way too, because Laura is giving away 3 - $15 Store Credits!

Have fun hopping & shopping!  See you tomorrow!

Sparkle & Shine Challenge

There's a new challenge site, the Sparkle & Shine Challenge!  These challenges are dedicated to sequins!!!  I'm thrilled to be joining them, along with some of the Pretty Pink Posh team, for their first challenge.

I was inspired by the green and shamrock.

To make my card, I die cut the Stitched Duo 1 die and lined the back with foam tape.  I partially adhered it to my white card base, then sprinkled in some 4mm Gold Metallic sequins, 6mm Sparkling Clear sequins and 6mm Mossy Green sequins.  I stamped and die cut the shamrock and then the sentiment from Champagne card stock, adhering both with liquid glue.  The finishing touch was a bow tied from Pretty Pink Posh Brown Twine.

I hope you'll play along in this new challenge!

Sending Sunshine

I had a little bit of free time yesterday and decided to use it to just stamp for fun.  I don't do that nearly enough these days and I'm determined to fit that back into my schedule.  I took my inspiration from this week's CAS(E) this Sketch! challenge.  It gave me the perfect opportunity to use the new WPlus9 Sending Sunshine stamp set and the Sunshine Layer Dies

I didn't use any colored card stock here, all of my pieces were sponged using WPlus9 dye inks.  My rainbow of color includes Sweet Gelato, Miami Spice, Falling Star, Beanstalk and Bo Peep.  I love that you don't NEED colored card stock and can coordinate your projects by sponging with ink.  I couldn't resist using the Pretty Pink Posh 4mm & 8mm Sparkling Clear sequins too ;)

I have a family member that could use a little extra sunshine, I hope this card brightens her day!

Make sure you pop in over the next week, I have TONS of posts scheduled so stay tuned!

Happy Friday!

Bright Wishes

I recently got a request for birthday cards and found that I don't have nearly enough in my stash.  Penny Black's Bright Wishes stamp set is the perfect set to make birthday cards quickly and easily!

I stamped the Bright Wishes stamp repeatedly along the bottom portion of a 4 x 5 1/4 " piece of white card  stock.  Next I colored the candles with Copic markers, no blending, just straight coloring.  I die cut the Tagged label from the stamped layer as well as a piece of purple card stock.  I heat embossed the birthday sentiment from Special Wishes with white embossing powder and inlaid it into my card.  For a little added detail I colored over the candles with Wink of Stella and tied the top with black and white twine.  This card is perfect for mass producing (if you don't mind some coloring) and perfectly flat for mailing! 

Looking for more ideas for the Bright Wishes stamp set?  Download my free App, CAS Birthday.  There you will find a Clean & Graphic Birthday card using Birthday Wishes!

Thanks so much for stopping in!

Penny Black Supplies:
40-297  Bright Wishes
30-229  Special Wishes
51-007  Tagged


Heather North has taken over planning the challenges for me over at StampNation.
3 years, 150+ Challenges and every event, I was all out of ideas.  Heather has brought our challenges to life with fun, fresh and different ideas. I'm thrilled that we asked her to take over.

This week is a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge.  For me, this was most definitely a challenge.  After lots of crumbled paper I came up with something I was happy with. 

Here's a peek...

Want to play along?

I hope to see you there!