Friday, February 12, 2016

I know I say it all the time but I am always in need of quick and easy birthday card ideas.  Well, you can't get any easier than this card.


I used a paper from a Papertrey Ink paper pad as my background and I just love the watercolor stripes.  This combo of sentiment stamps from Winnie & Walter made for a super quick card.  Especially when I set it up on my Misti.  I felt like an assembly line and it was a great way to get caught up without feeling like I was sacrificing the style of a handmade card. 

I hope you enjoyed my quick birthday card idea!  It really is a great card for mass production.  I'll see you guys again soon!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

CTS #159

Hi, you guys!  It's been pretty quiet on my blog lately and I'm looking to change that!  My goal from here on out is to post to the blog at least 3 days of the week.  So, I hope you'll check back regularly to see what I'm busy creating.  I love sharing with you guys and I've let my busy schedule dictate how often I get to do that.  Things are starting to slow down a bit and I'm just plain missing getting out and about in the blogging world.  Get ready to see more of me.  :)  I'm starting it off with my card for this week's CAS(E) this Sketch challenge.  I hope you'll enjoy it!


To get the plaid look of the sketch, I used the Lil' Inker Designs Cover Up Die - Stitches & Stripes.  I cut one from an ombre polkadot paper and then a second from vellum.  I flipped the vellum piece over before attaching it to my card front.  The nice thing is, you can still see the awesome stitching through the vellum.  It really gave this card a fun look.  I added a metallic "birthday" die cut from Reverse Confetti and finished off the sentiment with a little stamp surgery to remove the "wishes" from a sentiment in Awesome Blossoms.  It all came together quite nicely.  I hope you agree!

Please come join me and the rest of the team over at CAS(E) this Sketch for a super fun sketch this week.  I think you are going to love what the rest of the team created.  They are absolutely amazing!  I look forward to seeing more of you guys around the blog and hope you'll check back here soon!  Have a great Thursday!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

CTS #158

Good morning!  Are you ready to play along with me and the rest of the team at CAS(E) this Sketch?  The sketch is super fun this week and I hope you'll enjoy it!  I had a million ideas but I couldn't get any of them to work out how I wanted them.  Don't you hate when that happens?  I finally came up with something I was happy with but I was surprised by how much I struggled.  I think it's just been that kind of week.  I haven't made a single card all week and I am in desperate need of birthday cards.  Ah!!  Maybe a Birthday Card Catch Up is needed on the blog.  Here's hoping my inspiration comes back soon.  Until then, here's my card.


I used a piece of patterned paper that I trimmed into strips for a little color on my navy card base.  next I cut some clouds from a coordinating paper using Rainbows & Clouds Die Set and stamped my sentiment using a sentiment from Party Pachyderms Stamps.  I then added this sweet lion from Lovie Friends Stamps that I colored with copics and cut using Lovie Friends Die Set

It turned out well but it still wasn't quite what I had in my mind.  Don't you hate when that happens?  Well, I hope the inspiration strikes you and you'll come join us at CAS(E) this Sketch.  We'd love to see what you create!  Here's what I used today:

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/rainbows-clouds-die-set/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/party-pachyderms-stamps/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/lovie-friends-stamps/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/lovie-friends-die-set/#_a_clarson

Friday, January 29, 2016

Lil' Inker Designs January Release Blog Hop Day 3!


Well, it's the last day of our new release hop at Lil' Inker Designs and I'm super excited to show off these last couple products.  Hopefully, you started out at the the Lil' Inker Blog so you don't miss a stop on the hop and have come here from the amazing Heather's blog.  If you are feeling a little lost, make sure you hop back to the Lil' Inker Blog to get back on the trail of fun.  You can also check out the Lil' Inker Store where all of the new release goodies, and a whole lot more, are ready and waiting for you to put in your cart!

My first project is a little something sweet using the Valentine Word Tags Dies and the Love You Paper Pack.


I found this cute packaged cookie at a store and I thought it would be adorable all decked out with the new release items.  So I started by making a topper using this adorable paper from the new Love You Paper Pack which I cut using the Lollipop & Pencil Treat Holder Die.  I scored and folded a portion of my cut over the edge of the cookie packaging but that left me wanting a little extra paper on the backside of the packaging.  I solved this by cutting a piece of patterned vellum with a Stitched Mats: Rounded Rectangles.  That gave me the perfect base.  I attached all of these to my cookie packaging and added some of the fancy hole protectors from Lollipop & Pencil Treat Holder Die and tying a bow with some cute rope(?) I found at Target.  I knew this was the perfect spot for the Valentine Word Tags Dies.  So I cut one from patterned vellum and one from metallic red and layered them before adding them to my bow.  I finished it off with a little puffy heart.  Here's a closer look:


My next project uses the new Silly Stitched Die Set, Coffee Cozy Die Set, Coffee Cozy Stamps, and the Love You Paper Pack



I started this card with a piece of watercolor paper which I cut with the smaller rectangle from Silly Stitched Die Set.  I added two different sized circles to the rectangle also using Silly Stitched Die Set to create a spot for my water colored coffee stains.  I used my water brush and a mix of colors to paint my coffee rings over the silly stitching.  Next I cut my cup parts from various patterned papers including the new Love You Paper Pack using the Coffee Cozy Die Set.  I added my coffee cup to my arrangement of coffee rings and then stamped a sentiment from Coffee Cozy Stamps to finish off the focal point of my card.  I added some fun puffy hearts and then attached it to my card front which was another awesome paper from the Love You Paper Pack.

I hope you enjoyed my creations and will join the rest of the team on the hop.  You'll want to leave comments along the way because Laura gives out a $15 Lil' Inker Designs store credit to a lucky commenter each day of the hop.  It could be you.  I hope you enjoyed out new release!  We love sharing these awesome products with you!  Be sure to keep hopping, here's the list:

Chrissy Larson <---Yup, that's me!!!

Don't forget you can check out the new release right now in the Lil' Inker Store! Here's what I used for my projects today:

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/love-you-paper-pack/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/lollipop-pencil-treat-holder-die/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/stitched-mats-rounded-rectangles/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/valentines-word-tags-dies/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/silly-stitched-die-set/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/coffee-cozy-die-set-new/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/coffee-cozy-stamps-new/#_a_clarson

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Lil' Inker Designs January Release Blog Hop Day 2!



It's day two of the Lil' Inker Designs New Release Hop and I get to share even more fun goodies with you today!  I'm sure you've already been eyeing all the awesome new items, lucky for you, you can get it all right now in the Lil' Inker Store.  You should have come here from the amazing Heather's blog.  Hopefully, you can still see after she blinded you with her awesomeness!  If you didn't, don't miss out on anything and make sure you start at the beginning of the hop by going to the Lil' Inker Blog.  For now, I'm ready to show off some more fun stuff!

First up, I made a cute card using the new Love You Greeting Die and Love You Paper Pack.


I started this card by cutting my card front with the largest Stitched Mats: Dual Stitched Rectangles to match the stitching on the window I was about to create with the Love You Greeting Die.  I lined up the Love You Greeting Die to create a window in the center of my card front and then put this amazing paper from the Love You Paper Pack peeking through the window.  Next, I stamped this fun design around my window using the Really Rosemaling Stamps.  After stamping the colors onto my kraft card front, I felt it needed just a little something to brighten it up.  So, I used my white gel pen to fill in some flower centers and add some dots here and there.  I was amazed at how much that changed the look of this card.  I'm going to do more cards like this, I know it!

To help brighten up this winter a bit, my next card uses the newly re-released Sunshine Sentiments Stamps along with some previously released items.


I really wanted to create or sort of mod feeling scene on this card so I started by cutting three different colors (cream, teal, turquoise) of Dual Dotted Circles.  When I had my circles cut.  I lined them up and cut the teal and turquoise circles using the Border Builders die set to create a wave look.  Next I cut two shades of yellow using the Sunshine Die - Large.  I did the same with the sun as I did with the circles to make my two toned sun.  I finished it off with a simple "Hello" from the new improved Sunshine Sentiments Stamps.  Do you think I got the look I was going for?  I was pretty happy with it!

I hope you enjoyed my creations and will join the rest of the team on the hop.  You'll want to leave comments along the way because Laura gives out a $15 Lil' Inker Designs store credit to a lucky commenter each day of the hop.  It could be you.  I'm sure I'll see you on the hop and tomorrow for another fun day of release projects.  See you then!

Chrissy Larson <---Yup, that's me!!!

Don't forget you can check out the new release right now in the Lil' Inker Store and you can get all the goodies I used today.  Here's what I used:

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/love-you-paper-pack/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/love-you-greeting-die/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/stitched-mats-dual-stitched-rectangles/

http://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/really-rosemaling-stamps/#_a_clarson

 https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/sunshine-sentiments-stamps/#_a_clarson

 https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/sunshine-die-large/#_a_clarson

http://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/dual-dotted-circles-dies/#_a_clarson

http://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/border-builders-die-set/#_a_clarson

CTS #157

Good morning you guys!  I hope you enjoyed the sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch and are ready to play along.  I'm going to share my card today but if you are interested in how I put it all together, tune in tomorrow for my Lil' Inker Designs release hop post.  I'll have more on this card and another that I think goes with the sketch pretty darn well.  I can't wait to share it.  My Lil' Inker Designs release hop post for today is below and I hope you check it out.  Here's my card for the sketch today!


I hope you like it and will join us at CAS(E) this Sketch this week!  We love having you play along!  See you there. 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Lil' Inker Designs January Release Blog Hop Day 1!


Hi, you guys!  It's day one of the Lil' Inker Designs New Release Blog Hop and I'm super excited to share all the new products with you!  I think you are really going to enjoy this release.  It's packed with fun, as always!  I can't wait to show off all the new release goodies and, lucky for you, they are available right now at the Lil' Inker Store!  We have an amazing blog hop for you today so, hopefully, you are coming from Sarah's blog and if not, you won't want to miss her amazing creations or anyone's for that matter!  So make sure you didn't miss anyone and start at the Lil' Inker Blog.  Now for the fun!

My first projects is super sweet and I created it using Lovie Friends Stamp Set, Lovie Friends Die Set, Dual Dotted Hearts Dies, and the amazing new Love You Paper Pack.


I found this adorable bottle in the dollar spot at Target and filled it with conversation hearts.  I tied matching stitching floss around the top of the bottle to hold my layered Dual Dotted Hearts Dies, cut from the Love You Paper Pack, as a cute tag.  I just couldn't wait to color this sweet kitty from Lovie Friends Stamp Set and I cut her out using the Lovie Friends Die Set.  I'm telling you, these animals are SO sweet!  You are going to love them all.  To finish off my tag, I created at little banner and stamped a sentiment from Lovie Friends Stamp Set on it.  Yum!

Next up, I created a card using the Lovie Friends Stamp Set, Lovie Friends Die Set, and the recently re-released Pinwheel Sentiments Stamps.


I started this card with a light blueish card base embossed with the Quilted Swirl Stitched Pattern Die.  I layered this fun patterned vellum cut using Border Builders Die Set over my card base.  Next I stamped, diecut, and colored my raccoon from Lovie Friends Stamp Set and using Lovie Friends Die Set.  I started working on my pinwheel in matching colors using the Mini Pinwheel Die. I finished it off with a sentiment from Pinwheel Sentiments Stamps and some heart stickers.

I hope you enjoyed my creations and will join the rest of the team on the hop.  You'll want to leave comments along the way because Laura gives out a $15 Lil' Inker Designs store credit to a lucky commenter each day of the hop.  It could be you.  I'm sure I'll see you on the hop and tomorrow for another fun day of release projects.  See you then!

Chrissy Larson <---Yup, that's me!!!

Don't forget you can check out the new release right now in the Lil' Inker Store and you can get all the goodies I used today.  Here's what I used:

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/dual-dotted-hearts-dies/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/love-you-paper-pack/#_a_clarson 

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/lovie-friends-stamps/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/lovie-friends-die-set/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/quilted-swirl-stitched-pattern-die/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/border-builders-die-set/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/mini-pinwheel-die/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/pinwheel-sentiments-stamps/#_a_clarson