Monday, March 2, 2015

Lil' Inker Designs March Release {day 1}

wooohooo! It's time....let the fun begin. It's time for the March Release from Lil' Inker Designs. There is a whole lot of awesomeness happening here. You can order the FULL release starting today. There are three days chuck full of great projects. You should have  The fun starts over on the LID Blog. Laura has all the release info, plus a look at all the great products you'll want to get your hands on today. 

I have had a hard time deciding what to kick off the release blog hop with. There is just soooo much awesomeness to share. So how about the fabulous Hey,Foxy die set and matching Hey, Foxy stamps. The set is full of all the bits and pieces you need to customize your sweet fox in any color combo. I also love that you can postition her tail in different ways. AND.....the fun stitch design, well loved by all LID fans. 

I have always adored woodland creatures and the fox is always a heart stealer. She is no different! Look at her sweet little heart nose. I created a little scene starting with that awesome new Wonky Squares Stitched die. It's a cool new addition to the LID nesting dies, AND you can get them discounted with a qualifying order. yay!

I created the grass with the border builder dies and stamped the sentiment onto a Pinking Edge Sentiment Flag. I carried the stitched edges to the card base, too, with the Stitched Mats-squares

I have another beauty of a card, today showing off the AWESOME (yes, I'm's sooooo COOL!!) new Cover Up-Pointelle. Isn't is beautiful??!!

 I used it for my card base and then added a Long & Skinny rectangle along the bottom third so I could add my sentiment. I love the scripty "hey" from Hey Fox Word Dies. I added the stamped sentiment from Hey Foxy. Super cool and really fun to have so many options to mix and match with these three sets. 

The new release products are available to order NOW!!! 

That's is from me, today. Thanks for stopping by, now head on over to Amy Kolling's Blog. She's got some amazing stuff....always. Have fun!


Sunday, March 1, 2015

Curtain Call {Lucky}

Welcome to the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!!

This week we are inviting you to join us for...

photo source:

The LEAD of this challenge will be invited to be a guest designer in an upcoming challenge!

I pulled out some of my The Cat's Pajamas products for this good luck card. I love that circle frame from Framed Up 2. The sentiment is from Simply Said and the sweet little shamrock is from Build a Bingo. So fun. I finished it off with a trio of enamel dots. Simple card and so cute! Papers are from Studio Calico-Brighton Pier

Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs for more inspiration!

Lucky Designers


Sweet Sunday Sketch #258 {hello}

 It's Sunday and that means it's time for another fabulous sketch from Karen Giron and the Sweet Sunday Sketch. I used some wonderful LID products along with some Studio Calico papers. Come check it out. 

On my card base I used the Stitched Mats-side stitched rectangles. I then used the Stitched Mats-squares and circles to create my layers. The pink rectangle was cut with the Long & Skinny Rectangles dies. I needed a bit of bling, so I added a strip of silver glimmer paper. The real show stopper is the Hello Word Dies. Gosh I love that die. The other day, I spend some times water coloring some backgrounds. I used one here today to cut out the word, "hello". I love it. 

I used a bit of the left over water colored paper to cut the banner pieces. It was my FIRST LID die, Flags & Tags Dies

Here is the sketch for this week:

And list of the Sketch Team cards. check 'em out!

Come check out the Sweet Sunday Sketch. It's always a great time. Thanks for stopping by here today. Have a great week. Scroll down for my Curtain Call's up next. 


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Reverse Confetti {Feb. SFYTT}

There are still a few days left to play along with the February SFYTT Challenge over on the Reverse Confetti Blog. Go check it could win a sweet RC Gift Certificate!

Here is my sample for the sketch. 

I had some fun with my Distress inks. I love those mini cubes. I recently purchased a dozen of them in a fun, bright array of colors. This was the first background I completed with them. I simply pressed the cubes, one at a time, onto my acrylic block and then spritzed it with water and then stamped it onto my watercolor distress paper. After I had all four colors on my paper, I moved the color around a bit to help blend it at the borders.  This was so fun to make. 

I used a mix of RC products. The banner piece from Tag Me was used in the background. I simply snipped it in half and moved the pieces down to fit the sketch. The silver arrow is from Documented and I topped it with a die cut heart from Love Note. The sentiment is from Beautiful Banners and Tag Me, too. I say it all the time.....Reverse Confetti products all work so well together! 

A few things you should know about the sketch:
There will be a new sketch posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 1st of each month.
The sketch link list will be open from the 1st until noon CST on the 27th. The SFYTT button is  posted on the sidebar.  Click on it to be taken to the current SFYTT post and link list.
Reverse Confetti stamps and/or Confetti Cuts are required to win.  This is a way we get to thank our customers for using our stamps.  Anyone is welcome to play, though!
You may enter as many times as you wish.
There will be a winner each month and that person will receive a $20 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store and claim the title of ‘Fetti Fave. The winner of SFYTT will be posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 28th of this month.
Thanks for hanging with me today. I hope you'll play along. see you back Soon!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Yeti It's Cold!! {Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp}

Yep. This is about how I feel. The weather here in Ohio is freakin' C-O-L-D! I know, I's February and it's the Midwest, but still I'm over winter. I'm very happy that March is right around the corner.....that means it's another month closer to SPRING!! Come on warmer temps!

 I love this stamp set from Lawn Fawn, it's called Yeti, Set, Go. I added a pop of color with the trees and the strip along the bottom from the Snow Day petite paper pack

I stamped the sentiment in green and embossed the snowflakes with some white embossing powder. A touch of bling was added with a few sequins  The giant speech bubble border is from Lil' Inker Designs. Speech Bubble Die set

I'm linking this up to the

Come check it out. There is always a ton of inspiration
over on SSS. 
Happy Wednesday!


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Retro sketch no.154 {friends 'til the end}

The next two weeks, actually close to three weeks, are going to be HOPPING here on the blog. Exciting things happening......There are some amazing new products coming from all three companies I design for. I have been stamping up a storm to prepare for the fun. I always get caught during this time, not having new content to share BEFORE the new releases. Today, before I got started, I decided to make a card to send to my dearest friend and have something to share here on my blog today.

I had my Reverse Confetti stamps and dies on my desk and i pulled this simple and sweet card together for the current Retro Sketch. I cut the Tag Me die with vellum and heat embossed a sentiment from In A Big Way with white embossing powder. I LOVE that look. I accented the tag with the adorable geo tag, from Documented confetti cut. I further added a final touch of cuteness with a red heart from Love Note. I used the teeny row of hearts and cut it twice, once in full and then I moved the hearts down the die and cut out just one of the small hearts. I love how it fits perfectly in that geo tag center.

Here is the sketch I used. 

thanks for checking out my card. I hope you are enjoying the week and staying warm. I think most of the country is still FREEZING.....I know we are. I can't wait for you to see what I have to share tomorrow. It makes me smile!


Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sweet Sunday Sketch no.257 {Sending You}

 Hello friends. I'm always happy to have you join me on a Sunday. I am so thankful for the Sweet Sunday certainly keeps me stamping AND allows me to create things for non DT commitments. You'll be surprised to see I followed the sketch exactly as is this week! I loved the diagonal stripe, it was a great way to pull in two colors to my main image panel. I used all Lil' Inker Design products, today. Colors and card stock are MFT. 

I used two sizes of the Stitched Mats-rectangles, and cut the smaller one two times in two different colors. I then used the Mini Envelope Dies  to cut some scripty words, and did some inlaid die cutting with the word, "you". 

I finished the sentiment with some stamping from the  Sending You Stamp Set. I embellished with rhinestones and enamel dots and a teeny die cut heart.

here is the sketch.

And list of the Sketch Team cards. check 'em out!

Come check out the Sweet Sunday Sketch. It's always a great time. Thanks for stopping by here today. Have a great week.