Thursday, June 11, 2015


Hello friends! I'd love to share a card that I created for the June Lil' Inker Designs' Monthly Meetup. I used a variety of my favorite Lil' Inker products on this birthday card, one of which is the Perky Posies dies. I love to die cut a bunch of these flowers in assorted colors, and just layer them all together! It turns out gorgeous no matter what!

I added dimensional glaze and sequins to some of them for extra pizazz. And I paired the flowers with a sentiment from the Awesome Blossom stamp set as well as the Center Point Chevron Cover Up die. 












I hope you'll play along with this month's Meetup Challenge at Lil' Inker Designs! Check out all the details on the Lil' Inker Designs blog! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Check back in a day or two for a recap from my recent trip to Arizona for the Fun Stampers Journey Going Places Convention! xoxo

Friday, June 5, 2015

Happy Birthday to You {Lil' Inker Designs}

This week's June release blog hop at Lil' Inker Designs was so much fun I thought I'd share another  project with you today! 

I used the new Cover Up Die: Eyelet on this card. I die cut it from pink cardstock, and adhered it to a light gray card base. Then I die cut a tag with a Dual Dotted Rectangles die. 

The sentiment is from Send Pretty Greetings, which is such a lovely and well-rounded sentiment set. You'll have almost everything you need in this stamp set! I've been using this birthday sentiment like crazy! I finished off the card with a few shiny happy embellishments, a giant bow, and some fishing line gathered up underneath. 
Thanks so much for stopping by today! xoxo

Other Lil' Inker products I used on today's post:

Cover Up Die: Eyelet

Dual Dotted Rectangles Dies

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Lil' Inker Designs June Release Blog Hop {Day 3}

Today is the third and final day of the Lil' Inker Designs June blog hop! I hope you've loved what you've seen so far! I have two more cards to share with you today.
I really like the way this first card came together. I used two new products - the Go Confidently stamp set, as well as the Embossed Dots Rectangle Die Set. Lots of fun embellishments and a silver splatter finished off this fun and snazzy card.


Next up, loving the Circles Banners die. This is similar to the Hearts Banners Die set that released a few months ago - and these will look awesome together! On this card, I paired it with a stamp from Just Sayin', and the Dual Dotted Squares Die Set to create the little tag.


Be sure to leave a comment on each blog along the hop - today's the last day to score one of the three $15 gift certificates up for grabs! Don't miss out! Thanks so much for hopping with us this week. I hope you've been inspired! I appreciate all your sweet comments, and visits to my blog. Come by again soon, my friends! xoxo

Today's Blog Hop Order:


Products used on today's blog post:

Circle Banners Dies

Embossed Dots Rectangles Die Set

Go Confidently Stamps

Dual Dotted Squares Dies

Stitched Mats: Rectangles Dies


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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Lil' Inker Designs June Release Blog Hop {Day 2}

Welcome to Day 2 of the Lil' Inker Designs June Release Blog Hop! Today I have some baby projects to share with you, using some sweet new products. 

First up, this Hello Baby card features the new Baby word die and Alphabet Cover Up Die. I also used the super fun and well-used Anytime Tags Set 2. (I use these tag dies ALL the time!) I diecut the tag from vellum, but I decided it was a little too translucent, so I added a second vellum tag layer underneath. It was the perfect solution!

Next up - this stork. Seriously. This stork. Sweetness times a million. These Stork Stuff dies and coordinating stamps - oh my heart, they're adorable. I paired the sweet stork with a bit of our NEW PAPER. (Whattttt?! OH YES! Paper!) I also used the new Dual Dotted Rectangle Dies and the Pointelle Cover Up Die, cut from vellum.


Remember, we'll be hopping for 3 days, and there's a chance to win one of three $15 gift certificates to the Lil' Inker Shop, so comment on each blog along the way, and then stop back tomorrow for one more day of NEW products and projects! 

Here's today's blog hop lineup!


Lil' Inker Designs Products used on today's post:

Baby Word Die

Cover Up Die: Alphabet

Dual Dotted Rectangles Dies

Stork Stuff Dies

Stork Stuff Stamps


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Monday, June 1, 2015

Lil' Inker Designs June Release Blog Hop {Day 1}

Hello friends! It's a new month and a new release at Lil' Inker Designs

I'll be enjoying a lot of this lovely looking iced coffee this week, as I head to sunny (HOT) Phoenix for a few days. The time change from Florida to way-over-yonder is killer for me so caffeine is a must, and temperatures in the hundreds? Bring on the ICY COLD coffee! I just adore the way this simple card came together, using the brand new Lil' Inker Designs Coffee Talk stamp set and some fabulous stitched dies. 


I paper-pieced this iced coffee cup, and added the tiny heart die from the Mini Envelopes die set. (I love the tiny heart and tiny star dies in this set! They're great accents for so many projects!) I love the color combination of kraft, white and. . .just about any color. This pink is warm and friendly, and I know one of my coffee-loving friends will just adore this card! 

There's a whole LOT to see in this month's release, so I hope you'll hop around through the entire blog hop today! Remember, we'll be hopping for 3 days, and there's a chance to win one of three $15 gift certificates to the Lil' Inker Shop, so comment on each blog along the way, and then stop back tomorrow for more NEW products and projects! 

Here's today's blog hop order:


Thanks so much for stopping by today! See you TOMORROW! xoxo

Lil' Inker Designs products used in today's blog post:

Coffee Talk stamp set





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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Graduation Card {2015 #senior}

Hello friends! I have had today's card for. . .umm, AGES. But it's finally the right time to share it. I dusted this baby off, from the stash of Would-Have-Been-Published cards for Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine. This card would have been published around now, if we hadn't said goodbye to our sweet dear magazine.

Today, in the midst of graduation season is the perfect time to share it with you. I have long lost the supply list, but I can tell you it's a combination of dies and stamps from some of my favorite companies. Seriously, I used a ton of different stuff together on this card:

The stamps are LLD Happy Graduation and the number dies are LLD Bright Lights Numbers and Symbols, both from My Favorite Things. 

The banner die is from Paper Smooches Streamers dies. 

The Hello sentiment die is the Say It - Hello die from Technique Tuesday. (I love that die with all my heart!) 

And last but not least, the cloud dies are from Lawn Fawn, from Spring Showers. 



It's almost JUNE! I can't believe summer is pretty much upon us! My littlest just graduated from preschool, and he is ready to take on the world in Kindergarten next year. Want a sneak peek from his graduation?  Yes, that's my man, using his diploma as a spy glass. He's a classy guy!

I'm off to Phoenix this week, to be at the Fun Stamper's Journey annual convention. (Follow me on Instagram for updates along the way!) I'll be demoing some fun projects, and helping out with classes, (as well as perhaps sipping a fruity drink by the pool if i can escape for a little while!) But I'll be HERE just the same. . .new release from Lil' Inker Designs is coming up too, so be sure to join in the 3-day blog hopping, which starts June 1st! Hugs! xoxo



Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Up, Up, & Away Blog Hop Winner! {Fun Stampers Journey/Richard Garay}

Hello friends! I'm excited to announce one of the winners of the Fun Stampers Journey/Richard Garay Up, Up & Away Retirement blog hop! Originally, there was only to be one winner, but Richard got so excited he told us to each pick a winner from the comments on our blogs. So be sure to head through the blogs again and see if you've WON! (I'll link them all below!)
I'll leave you hanging for just another minute though - before I share my winner, I thought I'd share a few more cards I've created using retiring products from Fun Stampers Journey. These are two cards that were shared on the FSJ blog over the past few weeks, and they're two of my favorites! You can find a list of all the retiring products HERE, and remember you'll need to purchase them through a Journey coach (you can find a coach by clicking the SHOP NOW button on this link.)


And now, I've kept you in suspense long enough. . . .the winner from my drawing is:
Deborah Daniels said...
Love these little cars! Fun card for a little guy.

Monday, May 11, 2015

May Monthly Meet-Up Challenge {Lil' Inker Designs}

Hello friends! It's time for the May Monthly Meet Up at Lil' Inker Designs! This is just a fun way for us to share what we've all been creating lately with LID products. Won't you join us? There's a $50 gift certificate up for grabs - so come get in on the fun!

Today I'd like to share a congratulations card that I created - it seems there is much to celebrate this time of year, graduations, weddings, babies, heck - sometimes a friend needs a big CONGRATS just for making it through the week. . .
On this card I used a bunch of different Lil' Inker products. Some of my most favorites and most-used products are the Long and Skinny Rectangles dies, and the Speech Bubbles 2 dies. I hope you'll share any projects YOU have been creating, featuring Lil' Inker Designs products. Head on over to the LID blog and link them up, for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 

Lil' Inker Designs products I used on today's project:










Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Up, Up, & Away! Retirement Sale Showcase {Richard Garay/Fun Stampers Journey}


Welcome to Richard Garay’s first-ever Up, Up & Away Retirement Sale Showcase! The Make Amazing Girls are showing off some incredible projects, each featuring retiring products from Fun Stampers Journey. Make sure to visit each and every blog, because there’s a lot of inspiration to be had… and a chance to win prizes, too! Plus, check out the incredible deals on fabulous stamp sets, patterned paper, and more HERE, before they retire for good!
Today I'm sharing a little project I made with an adorable retiring stamp set, called Zooming By. To create this card, I stamped the car on Cranberry, Limeade Splash, Lemon Drop, and Orange Creamsicle cardstock, and then trimmed them. Then I adhered them all to a Pool Play card base. Then I added the matted strip across the card, with the sentiment and one more car. (I also stamped and cut out a few extra cars, because my kids wanted to play with them!) I'm so glad you stopped by today, and I hope you've loved the projects you've seen today! If you haven't yet, start at the beginning of the hop and check out all the inspiration.

Here’s what you do:
  • -Visit each blog listed below
  • -Leave a comment on each blog; one winner from all comments received will win their choice of one retiring stamp set. The more blogs you comment on, the more chances to win! 
  • Comments close on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Midnight, PST.
  • -Return on May 8th to see the winner announcement on richardgaray.com! (Knowing Richard, he probably has a few surprises up his sleeve, too!). COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING!!!
To view the FSJ catalog, find a coach, or learn how to become a coach visit www.funstampersjourney.com


Photo credits: Fun Stampers Journey