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

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Happy Birthday Shaker Card {Lil' Inker Designs}

Hello friends! I thought I'd share a birthday card that I created, using the Boxed Up Birthday Die from Lil' Inker Designs. For today's card I created a shaker card, using lots of foam tape, and a piece of clear acetate. I'll be honest - I sort of mudded my way through, and there was probably an easier way to create this shaker card- but I just messed with it till it worked. Sometimes we just have to mess with projects until we figure them out!
I added a ton of sequins to the shaker, and although it's pretty clean and simple, it packs a punch with the bright colors and sparkly sequins. I hope you like it! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Lil' Inker products I used:



Monday, April 27, 2015

You Are The Hipster {Sweet Stamp Shop}


I'm sharing my third Sweet Stamp Shop Mash-Up, as well as some tips for creating masculine cards, over on the Sweet Stamp Shop blog today! I'm only sharing a little peek here. . .you'll have to come on over to see the whole Sweet card! Won't you join me!? 
xoxo

Thursday, April 23, 2015

So Very Thankful card {Paper Crafter's Library, Fancy Pants, The Stamps of Life}


Hello friends! Have you heard of Paper Crafter's Library? It's a website with an active crafty blog, featuring a weekly Trend Watch, Featured Companies, Featured Artist/Designer Spotlights, video tutorials, and lots of creative inspiration. I'm over at Paper Crafter's Library today, as their featured designer, and I'm sharing a card featuring Fancy Pants and The Stamps of Life. Would you like a sneak peek?????

Come on over and join me at Paper Crafter's Library to see the whole thing! 
xoxo

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Lil' Inker April Release Blog Hop {Day 3}

Welcome to Day 3 of the Lil' Inker Designs April 2015 Release Blog Hop! (If you're just joining us, head to the Lil' Inker blog to start at the beginning!)

Today, the third and final day of our blog hop, I'd like to share some petal cards with you! These cards are so super sweet, and quite fun to create! This is what the die looks like, and it shows you the folded finished card as well. This petal card can be an envelope, with a cute tiny card inside - OR the inside IS the card. Plus the petal card fits in the new glassine envelopes, available in the Lil' Inker store. 



Okay, so now that you get it - (wait - you get it, right?) here are a few petal cards I created to share with you today! This first is super sweet, and full of girly fabulous colors. I stamped the inside, and added some die-cut shapes, using the Awesome Blossom stamps and dies. Then on the outside I created a band to wrap around the card. I used the Long and Skinny Rectangles die - the longest die is JUST long enough to wrap around, and then I added the flower and twine bow on top. To open the card, the band just slides off. 

Seriously - how sweet is that!? I can't wait to try these out for Valentine's, gift tags, and maybe even some lunchbox notes. (My fourth grader would be horrified, but my preschooler still thinks notes from Mom are cool!)

Okay, next up - I paired the petal card die with the Speech Bubbles 2 dies, plus the Just Sayin' Stamps and I decorated the back side (which in this case, became the front!) I added some patterned paper and a stitched square die to the inside, with one more stamped sentiment. These little cards are so much fun!

What do you think!? Are you loving the petal card? Are you LOVING the new release this month, as much as I am!? Don't forget to leave a comment as you hop along, for a chance to win one of three $15 gift certificates up for grabs. 

Here's the blog hop order!
LID Blog http://www.shoplilinker.blogspot.com/
Lisa Henke http://mylittlecreativeescape.blogspot.com/
Laura Williams http://lauralooloo.blogspot.com/ {YOU ARE HERE!}
Chrissy Larson http://chrissycards.blogspot.com/
Maureen Merritt http://www.mamamostamps.com/
Sarah Jay http://www.criminalgrace.com/ 
Lea Lawson www.lealawsoncreates.com/
Jennifer Carter http://jensinkspot.blogspot.com/
Heather Hoffman http://housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com
Karen Baker http://thebalddragonfly.blogspot.com/
Amy Kolling http://stamp-n-paradise.blogspot.com/
And then of course, hit the Lil' Inker Store and shop, shop, shop! (You know you wanna!)

Thank you again for stopping by today! I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop! And remember, if you want to catch up with me again, stop by my sidebar for links to find me on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest!  Have a great day! 

Lil' Inker Products Used on Today's Projects:







*This post contains affiliate links. When you purchase products from Lil' Inker Designs, via my links, I receive a small commission - but you don't pay a penny extra! Thank you!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A Very Veggie Mash-Up {Sweet Stamp Shop}

It's a two-post kind of a day! For my Lil' Inker Blog Hop Post, click HERE or scroll down! 


Just a quick shout-out, that I'm over on the Sweet Stamp Shop blog today, sharing some paper-pieced veggies. . . .whattt?? Yes. For real. Paper-pieced veggies. There's a bit of a tutorial too. It's the second of my Sweet Stamp Shop Mash-Up posts. Go there. Now. Okay? I hope you love it! xoxo

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

Welcome to Day 2 of the Lil' Inker Designs April 2015 Release Blog Hop! (If you're just joining us, head to the Lil' Inker blog to start at the beginning!)

Remember yesterday, when I said that the Boxed-Up Birthday die was my favorite from the Lil' Inker release? Well, I just don't know because I have such serious love for these new Perky Posies flower dies, that. . . well. . . .I can't even decide which I like the most. These flowers are versatile, they cut exceptionally, layer beautifully, and they are so dang fun to play with - these will stay right in the front of my grab-this-every-day bin of supplies. I paired the flowers with a new sentiment from the (also fabulous) Awesome Blossoms stamp set. (I LOVE this font, don't you!?) 
As I created this card, I trimmed the base a little short, so that I could have some flowers and the circle hang over the edge, yet the card would still fit in a standard envelope. I added a little splatter of silver paint across the front, stamped my sentiment, and then went crazy layering these fun little flowers. I die-cut them from a few different colors and just played around until I was happy with it. Then I added some dimensional glaze to the centers for some extra shine! And since I had some leftover flowers, I decided to make a little tag that I popped into one of the new glassine envelopes, and added a flower to that too!

Remember, we'll be hopping for one more day, 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 the blog hop order:

And after that, of course head to the Lil' Inker shop to . . .SHOP! :) Thanks so much for coming by today! Blog hop days are so much fun, and I'm glad you were here! xoxo

Lil' Inker Products Used on Today's Projects:





*This post contains affiliate links. When you purchase products from Lil' Inker Designs, via my links, I receive a small commission - but you don't pay a penny extra! Thank you!

Monday, April 20, 2015

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





Welcome to Day 1 of the Lil' Inker Designs April 2015 Release Blog Hop! (If you're just joining us, head to the Lil' Inker blog to start at the beginning!)

I am sharing my most FAVORITE product of this new release today. The Boxed Up Birthday Die is absolutely a game changer in birthday card creation! Seriously. It's easy to get tired of creating birthday cards, because I have a never-ending need for them. (And that's a good thing - lots of lovely people in the world to celebrate!) But this is a fresh, easy and super fun die to celebrate the people I create for! 

On this card I layered some patterned paper, cardstock, the die-cut sentiment, PLUS one of Lil' Inker Designs new glassine envelopes, that I filled with sequins and sparkles. Then, I clipped it all together with a fun paper clip. 

Next up, another fun and simple birthday card. First I die-cut the Stitched Long and Skinny Rectangle die, and die cut the Starry Sky die from it. Then I scattered a few of the stars around, and added a sentiment from Send Pretty Greetings, onto Speech Bubbles 2. (The speech bubbles are probably my second favorite item in this release. . .although there are so many good things, now that I'm thinking about it - can I REALLY even pick favorites!!???) 


I just love that you came by today - thanks so much for celebrating the new release with us! I hope you're loving what you've seen so far. 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! Thanks so much for coming by! xoxo
Here's the blog hop order:
LID Blog http://www.shoplilinker.blogspot.com/
Laura Williams http://lauralooloo.blogspot.com/ {YOU ARE HERE!}
Lisa Henke http://mylittlecreativeescape.blogspot.com/
Heather Hoffman http://housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com
Karen Baker http://thebalddragonfly.blogspot.com/
Lea Lawson http://www.lealawsoncreates.com/
Sarah Jay http://www.criminalgrace.com/
Maureen Merritt http://www.mamamostamps.com/
Chrissy Larson http://chrissycards.blogspot.com/
Amy Kolling http://stamp-n-paradise.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Carter http://jensinkspot.blogspot.com/

And after that, of course head to the Lil' Inker shop to . . .SHOP! :)

Lil' Inker products used on these projects:








*This post contains affiliate links. When you purchase products from Lil' Inker Designs, via my links, I receive a small commission - but you don't pay a penny extra! Thank you!