Tuesday, June 19, 2018

A Tuesday Thanks

I thought I'd stop in this morning and share I made for my son to send out for confirmation thank yous.  I tried to pawn some of my the thank yous in my stash on him but he decided they were too girly.  Ha ha!  So, I started from scratch and created something, I don't think is too girly and he seemed to be good with them too.  Kids!  Here's my card:


I used my super fun and bold Mermaid Markers to make stripes in green and one in teal on the card front before adhering that to a teal card base.  Then to finish it off, I cut the Lil' Inkers Thanks Word Die from gold card stock and added it with some bits of foam tape to the front.  That's it.  Simple and not too girly, right?  Ha ha ha ha ha!  Have a great day.  Hopefully, I'll be down getting crafty this morning and I hope you get some time too.  

Thursday, June 14, 2018

CTS #276

Hi, you guys!!  I hope you are having an awesome week.  Mine has been busy and a little odd.  My littlest guy has been at camp all week and my oldest just got back from wakeboard camp.  So, it has been quite but busy all at the same time.  I guess that is how summer tends to be.  It is pouring this morning and I'm just hoping we don't end up getting hail.  All the corn and beans are up all around the area and hail is NEVER a welcome thing with crops in the ground.  The weather radio mentioned half dollar size hail and I'm hoping that is just an April Fool's joke in June?  So, while I sit here staring out my window, I've got something much more fun for you to think about!  This week's CAS(E) this Sketch challenge.  Here's what I created:


This card was PERFECT for mass production and I have to admit, I made a bunch of them.  Thank goodness for my Misti.  ;)  I have an original and a mini so I have been able to set up three different layers for stamping and that is what I did here.  I set up two areas on the original and the final on my mine and just changed colors as I stamped these awesome feathers from Lil' Inker Designs' set called Fancy Feathers.  I have to admit that I am not usually a big feather person but this set is one of my favorites.  I love that there are solid images, open images, and images with just a little pattern and the sentiments are great!  It's probably one of my favorite sets.  Here's a closer look at my card and the sketch that inspired it:



I hope you liked my take on the sketch and will join us this week at CAS(E) this Sketch!  We love having you play along.  Here's the set I used on this week's card:

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/fancy-feathers-stamps/#_a_clarson

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Lil' Inker Designs June Release 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 Caly'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!

First up, I created this gift card holder using the super fun new To Go Coffee Cup Gift Card Holder Die and the Coffee Talk 2 Stamps.


Can you tell I was really into kraft this release?  I just couldn't resist a black, kraft, and mustardish color scheme...especially when I saw this heart sticker in my stash!  I grabbed a fun dotted piece of my patterned kraft paper and cut just the cup portion of my To Go Coffee Cup Gift Card Holder Die.  That way I didn't use a whole bunch of that paper when it would look just as nice for the back to be regular old kraft.  Speaking of, I cut the whole long cup to fold from normal kraft card stock and then attached the patterned front and lid to the base.  Next, I created a collar with some black card stock and a sentiment from Coffee Talk 2 Stamps embossed in the center.  I love how the collar not only completes to look of the to go cup but also holds everything secure for gifting.  I added my gift card and then decided I may want to hang this from a bag or present.  So, I poked a hole in the corner and added some fun corresponding twine.  All that was left was to add a gift card!  Here's a closer look:


Coffee always makes me feel super and that is why I love this final card using the Super Coffee Die & Stamp Bundle.


This card makes me think of all the super hero cartoons of my childhood.  He's the cutest super coffee I have ever seen!  I found this paper that had hello in a bunch of different fonts and colors and it made me think of the bang and bam effects in the old Batman TV show.  So, I went with it as my inspiration.  I added a strip of green patterned paper to give my sentiment a nice spot to be read and my Super Coffee Die & Stamp Bundle a spot to really shine.  I stamped, colored, glossified a cape, and cut out this good morning maker and decided he needed a good bam behind him.  Luckily, the Seasonal Stars Dies Set was the perfect shape to give this card a real punch.  I got everything on the card front but still felt it needed something.  Then it hit me, it needed some softening up to stick with the cartoon feel.  Like a flash, I grabbed the Stitched Mats: Rounded Rectangles and softened the edges making this a super fun card.  Here's another peek:


Thanks so much for checking out my creations and don't forget about our giveaway!



You'll want to leave comments along the way because Laura is giving away the ENTIRE NEW RELEASE to a lucky commenter during the new release hop.  The winner could be you.  I hope you are enjoying our 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 and you can get all the goodies I used today.  Here's what I used:

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/to-go-coffee-cup-gift-card-holder-die/#_a_clarson     https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/coffee-talk-2-stamps/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/super-coffee-die-stamp-bundle/#_a_clarson     https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/seasonal-stars-dies-set/#_a_clarson

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

Monday, June 11, 2018

Lil' Inker Designs June Release 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.  Hopefully, you checked out all of Caly's blog amazing creations before hopping here.  If not, make sure you check it out and if you get lost along the hop you can always find your spot by going to the Lil' Inker Blog.  For now, I'm ready to show off some more fun stuff!

My first project for you today is a tag created using the new Baby Word Tags Dies, Little One Stamps, and Perky Posies Dies XL.


I started this tag by stamping this sentiment from the Little One Stamps repeatedly to create a background paper which I cut using the Love Tags Die Set.  I added a fun flower to my tag using the Perky Posies Dies XL.  If you loved Perky Posies Die Set this new set is a must have!  SO FUN!  I thought a little enamel dot would be super fun in the center of my flower so I tossed one on.  Next, I cut a Baby Word Tags Dies from some rose gold metallic paper and strung both tags on one fun crimpy yellow ribbon.  Here's a closer look:


My next card uses the Perky Posies Dies XL paired with some previously released items.


I knew I wanted to use this kraft and black patterned paper that I found in my stash so I decided to make a little panel across a card with it.  I cut it with a rectangle from Stitched Mats: Long & Skinny Rectangles and layered it on a black piece of card stock also cut with Stitched Mats: Long & Skinny Rectangles.  I added this to a kraft card front that I added some texture to using the Quilted Stitched Basket Weave Die.  Next, I arranged some cute flowers cut using the Perky Posies Dies XL around my striped strip.  I finished the card off with the Hello Word Die which I cut from a scrap piece of paper that I had stenciled some embossing paste onto.  I just loved the extra texture.  Here's a closer peek:


My final card for today uses the Cat Hugs Stamps and Cat Hugs Dies.


I decided to keep this card simple in the coloring department.  So, I kept my cats stamped with Cat Hugs Stamps white with just some gray shading here and there.  I did however decide to mask two stamped layer of cats together.  I created a mask for the top row of cats by cutting a line of post it's with the Cat Hugs Dies.  I masked off my top row and then offset the next stamp just a bit to create a tall stack of cats.  I trimmed this image out and added it to my striped background after cutting out the arms with the Cat Hugs Dies.  I colored some bits and pieces and then cut out some of the adorable presents stamped with the Cat Hugs Stamps to let my cute cats hold.  I wanted a banner for my sentiment but didn't want to block all my cats.  That is when I remember that the perfect sized banner was in the Easter Parade Stamps.  I stamped my banner and sentiment and cut it out to add to my waiting orange kitty's hands!  Here's a closer look:
 

Thanks so much for checking out my creations and don't forget about our giveaway!


You'll want to leave comments along the way because Laura is giving away the ENTIRE NEW RELEASE to a lucky commenter during the new release hop.  The winner could be you.  I hope you are enjoying our 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 and you can get all the goodies I used today.  Here's what I used:

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/baby-word-tags-dies/#_a_clarson     https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/little-ones-stamps/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/perky-posies-xl-dies/#_a_clarson     https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/love-tags-die-set/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/stitched-mats-long-skinny-rectangles/#_a_clarson     https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/hello-word-die/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/cat-hugs-stamp-set/#_a_clarson     https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/cat-hugs-die-set/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/easter-parade-stamps/