Saturday, April 19, 2014

Die Cut Words

Die cut words are super trendy in paper crafting and I just love them!  Our challenge this week at StampNation is to use them on our projects.  Here's a peek at my card:


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Friday, April 18, 2014

Lil' Inker Designs April Release - Day 3

Have you enjoyed the design team blog hops over the past few days?  You are in luck because we have one more hop for you today!  If you haven't seen it yet, the April release is LIVE at the Lil' Inker Store!! 

You should have arrived here from the very talented Kristen Foreman's blog.  If not, head to the Lil' Inker Store Blog and start from the beginning.

I have an adorable project for you today featuring...


I have two smart cookies in my house.  With the end of the year right around the corner, I made a card perfect for the Awards Ceremony.  I used black and red, Conner's school colors, so this will be going to him come May!  Using school colors is a great way to personalize an end of the year or graduation card.



For us non-colorers, line stamps make great background stamps!  I love the addition of glasses to this cookie image, it makes him look so smart :)

Time to keep hopping along now.  Next up is Sarah Jay, 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!

Have fun hopping & shopping! 

Stamps: Smart Cookie (LID)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento) White Pigment Ink (WPlus9)
Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red (SU) Kraft Card Stock (WPlus9)
Accessories:Stitched Mats:  Stars & Rectangles (LID)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch! #73

**This is my 3rd post today.  
Please scroll down to view this week's CASE Study Challenge 
and the Lil' Inker's April Release Blog Hop!


Are you ready for a new sketch?
This week we have joined forces with the Runway Inspired Challenge!
We are using their photo inspiration with our sketch.  Check it out:



My take on this challenge...


The minute I saw the Runway Inspired Challenge I knew I'd have to use big flowers in blue and orange.  These gorgeous Contemporary Roses from MFT fit the bill perfectly!  Like the inspiration, I added lots of black.  I altered the sketch a bit and went with a slanted panel rather than a curved line.

How are you inspired by this week's sketch?  Make sure you head over to CAS(E) this Sketch! to see what the rest of the team created! Then head over to Runway Inspired Challenge and see what their team created.  Make sure you link up to BOTH challenges!  This is a 2 week challenge, so you'll have plenty of time to play along!

Stamps:  Contemporary Roses (MFT)
Ink:  Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides Simply Chartreuse (PTI) Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze (SU) Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black (SU)
Accessories:  Contemporary Roses Dienamics (MFT) Sparkly Clear Sequins, 6mm & 4mm (Pretty Pink Posh)

Lil' Inker Designs April Release - Day 2

The April release is LIVE at the Lil' Inker Store!!  If you haven't seen the new release yet, you must head over and check it out.

The DT is hopping along again today showing off all of the fabulous new products.  You should have arrived here from Kristen Foreman's blog.  If not, head to the Lil' Inker Store Blog and start from the beginning.

My project today features...




I'm a huge fan of lunch box notes.  I knew right away that I'd have to make a few of them!



How adorable, right?  I die cut the stars and stamped just the front, then wrote a little note on the inside.  The stars fit perfectly inside the new Glassine Envelopes.  I dressed them up a bit with Bakers Twine and Pretty Pink Posh sequins, then closed them with a little bit of washi tape.  I hope the kids don't make a huge mess when they open them at school!

Time to keep hopping along now.  Next up is Sarah Jay, 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!

Have fun hopping & shopping!  See you tomorrow!

Stamps: Quick Notes (LID)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper:  Whisper White, Pool Party (SU)
Accessories:Star Fold Out Die, Glassine Envelopes 

CASE Study #187

I'm taking a short break from the CASE Study Challenges.
April is a very busy month for me, I need a chance to catch my breath :)
I'll be back at it soon.

Until then, I will still be sharing our challenges here on my blog!

This weeks inspiration from

Jaclyn Miller of Designs By Jax


How fun :)

Visit each of the Design Team blogs to see how they were inspired.
Then head to your stamp room and get inky!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) 
Jaclyn Miller (Our Muse!)
Amy Wanford
Debby Hughes
Jeanne Jachna
Maureen Merritt - that's me, on break!
Silke Ledlow
Tasnim Ahmed

We have an amazing Guest Designer this month, my friend...

Catherine Pooler

I can't wait to see what you make!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Lil' Inker Designs April Release - Day One


The fun begins today with the first of three days of blog hops for the Lil' Inkers April releaseLil' Inker Store to check it out!  Lots of fun new products have already been added to the Lil' Inker store.  If you haven't seen the new release yet, you must head over to the

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

My card today combines a few of the fabulous new products...

Frames & Flowers Dies

Quilted Stitched Pattern Die

 You're My Favorite

Great stuff right?  So much fun!



I find it so satisfying when I combine a ton of different products into one card and the end result is still CAS, happy sigh!  I couldn't wait to create a card with the Frames and Flowers die.  I love that the frame creates two die cuts all at once! 

Time to keep hopping along now.  Next up is Sarah Jay, 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!

Have fun hopping & shopping!  See you tomorrow!

Stamps: You're My Favorite (LID)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper:  Basic Black, Real Red, Vellum card stock (SU) Melon Berry, Simply Chartreuse (PTI)
Accessories: Stitched Butterflies, Frames & Flowers Dies, Quilted Stitched Pattern Die (LID) Rhinestone

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Lil' Inker Release is Coming...


Lil' Inker Designs April release is right around the corner.  Check back on Wednesday when we'll start hopping along showing you all of the new products!!  See you then!
 
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