Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Lil' Inker Designs March Release Day #3

It's the last day of the Lil' Inker Designs New Release Hop and I'm sad that it's over but soon you guys will have all these amazing products in your hands and I'll get to see what awesome stuff you create!  If you haven't gotten them yet, you can get it all right now in the Lil' Inker Store.  You should be coming at me from Karen's blog and I know you enjoyed her amazing creations during the release!  If you didn't get to her blog or any others, don't miss out and make sure you start at the beginning of the hop, right here on the Lil' Inker Blog.  Now I get to share with you my last projects for the release but I also wanted to remind you that you can get an awesome deal on the Wonky Squares Dies but today's the last day!  Don't miss out on this awesome deal.



First up, here's a look at all the projects I'm going to share today and all of them are made with Triangle Treat Holder Die With Bunny Treats Dies & Stamps Bundle.  I had WAY too much fun with these!

This bundle is SO versatile.  I finally had to stop myself at 3 different uses for these products.  Yup, SO fun!!  Here's my first take:

I used the Triangle Treat Holder Die With Bunny Treats Dies & Stamps Bundle to make this adorable bunny.  I used the feet to make hands so my little gal could hold the sign I made for her using the smallest Stitched Mats: Rounded Rectangles die and the Bunny Treats Stamps.  To add a little extra fun to this little gal, I used a popcorn puffy paint pen on the feet, belly, and ears.  So fun!  Next I saw things a little differently.

I saw a carrot!  The bunny ears made perfect leaves for my carrot.  I curved each one over my finger to give it a little shape and then stuck them all to the bottom of the triangle.  I think I may have squealed a little when I set it on my desk after I finished.  Since I loved the carrot so much, I decided to push it just a bit further.

Those ears also made me think of feathers and the bunny paws looked so much like the eye on a peacock feather that I had to give it a try.  I inked up everything but the mouth for my peacock's face and used the whiskers for eyelashes.  Ta da, a peacock!  Who knew you could do so much with bunny parts?  This Triangle Treat Holder Die With Bunny Treats Dies & Stamps Bundle is totally awesome.

I hope you enjoyed seeing all the crazy ways my mind twisted and turned this fun bundle and I hope you enjoyed hoping along with us for the past three days.  We love having you stop by!  If you missed anyone on the hop, you can use the links below to go anywhere you like and don't forget to comment along the way.  You don't want to miss your chance to win one of the three $15 Lil' Inker Designs store credits that Laura will be giving out!  Here's the hop order:

Chrissy Larson <---Yup, that's me!!
Don't forget you can get the new release right now in the Lil' Inker Store!
Here's what I used today.
 Hope you had a blast!  ;)

Monday, March 2, 2015

Lil' Inker Designs March Release Day #2

It's day two of the Lil' Inker Designs New Release Hop and I'm having the hardest time deciding what to share with you on what days because I think it's all SO amazing!  How's a girl to choose?  Lucky for you, you can get it all right now in the Lil' Inker Store.  How awesome is that?  Awesome pretty much sums up Maureen's designs and hopefully you are coming here from her blog.  If not, don't miss out and make sure you start at the beginning of the hop, right here on the Lil' Inker Blog.  Now I get to show off some more goodies including the Wonky Squares Dies which you can get a serious deal on during the release hop.  Check out the deal and then I'll show off some more amazing new release goodies!


How great is that deal?  Well, I promised you that I'd show you another fun way I used the
Wonky Squares Dies and I'll do just that right now!  I also used the Cover Up Die: Pointelle and the Really Rosemaling Stamps.

I live in Iowa and I'm surrounded by Norwegians.  That means lots and lots of rosemaling on all sorts of things and I LOVE IT!  It is such a gorgeous art and I was super stoked when I saw the Really Rosemaling Stamps.  I just know that using this set, I can make cards that will be even more special to the amazing people I get to share my life with.  I tried to make this card look as much like traditional rosemaling as possible by layering my ink on each stamp before stamping it in place.  I started by covering the stamp with a light pigment ink in the color I was using and then taping on a darker version of the color.  When I stamped it, I was left with a a nice graduated look which was just what I was going for.  After I finished stamping my rosemaling on the largest of the Wonky Squares Dies, I went back with copics to add some extra shading on the edges of my shapes.  This really made them pop!  I embossed my sentiment from Really Rosemaling Stamps in a flat gold so it didn't draw all the attention to it since I wanted my Wonky Squares Dies art canvas to be the star.  I wrapped the vellum strip around the edge of my focal point and then bent the ends back out so I could wrap them around the card edge also.  I started to layer this on just a plain card base but it just wasn't right.  It needed a little something and when I used the Cover Up Die: Pointelle on the card base, I knew that was exactly what it needed.  This Cover Up Die is SO cool!  It adds so much to a card but doesn't take over.  I just LOVE it.  Here's another card that shows it off.

I went a little more modern with my rosemaling on this card and I think that is what I like the most about this stamp set.  You can do some really cool graphic and modern things with it but you can also keep it traditional and classic.  Who doesn't need a stamp set like that?  For this card I stamped my Really Rosemaling Stamps design on white cardstock and then cut it out to make a strip across the card front.  I used the Cover Up Die: Pointelle to put a pattern on the top half of my card and layered some yellow behind the cut to make the pattern really pop.  I finished it all off with an embossed sentiment from Really Rosemaling Stamps at the bottom of the card.  Now, I have one more way that I showed off my rosemaling skills.  ;)

Rosemaling is an amazing art and what better way to show that off than with a little piece of art on your desk, tucked on a shelf, or anywhere you need a little something to brighten your day?  I have to say this Mini Canvas Die makes me SO happy.  I had such a great time making this little canvas and it makes me smile every time I see it on my desk.  I created my rosemaling design using the same method as my first card and then I embossed one of the many amazing sentiments from the Paint Your Canvas Stamps in the corner.  I love the the script of this stamp set and the sentiments...I'll be using them on everything!  I can already tell you that.  The Mini Easel is SO perfect for displaying this little piece of art and the whole thing would make such a great gift for anyone.  I can totally see some seriously cute teacher gifts made with Lil' Inker goodies and the Mini Canvas Die and Mini Easel.  The possibilities are endless! 

I hope you enjoyed my projects today and I hope to see you tomorrow for the last day of the release hop.  Keep hopping and don't forget to comment along the way.  You don't want to miss your chance to win one of the three $15 Lil' Inker Designs store credits that Laura will be giving out!  Here's the hop order:

Chrissy Larson <---Yup, that's me!!!
Don't forget you can get the new release right now in the Lil' Inker Store!

Here are the products I showed off today available NOW in the Lil' Inker Store!






 Have a great day and I'll see you tomorrow!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Lil' Inker Designs March Release 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 fun with you!  Today I'm going to share only a few of the awesome new release goodies but, lucky for you, they are available right now at the Lil' Inker Store!  We have a different blog order today so, hopefully, you are coming from Maureen'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 two cards today use the same amazing products:  Hey, Foxy Dies, Hey, Foxy Stamps, Hey, Foxy Word Dies, and Wonky Squares Dies and I think you are going to love them all!  Check it out:

I just love this adorable fox.  So many fun things you can do with him/her and it doesn't hurt that the cuteness is WAY over the top.  For these cards, I wanted to show off the versatility of the Wonky Squares Dies as a way to build a cool background.  I got two totally different background looks and I could come up with a ton more because these squares are too cool!  If you love them like I do, I have some great news to share with you after I finish talking about these foxy foxes.  ;)  

I used the Hey, Foxy Dies and Hey, Foxy Stamps to create this adorable fox on both card fronts and then used a cute sentiment from Hey, Foxy Stamps on one card for a little fun and the Hey, Foxy Word Dies on the other for a little addition of gold.  The heart on the, Hey Foxy card is from the Of the Heart Dies, which I adore!  I started with a sort of retro feel in mind and the cards turned out graphic and even more fun than I originally imagined.  That's what a fox will do to you, I guess.  ;)

Now for the AMAZING news about Wonky Squares Dies!  

It's a deal you simply can't miss because these Wonky Squares Dies are SO versatile.  Today I used them to build a fun background but tomorrow, you'll see me use them in a totally different way so, don't forget to stop by again.  You won't want to miss it.  Another thing you won't want to miss??  The rest of the team!  So, check them out and leave comments along the way.  You might just win
a $15 Lil' Inker Designs store credit.

Chrissy Larson <---Yup, that's me!!!
Don't forget you can get the new release right now in the Lil' Inker Store!

Here's a reminder of what I used today:





I hope you are enjoying the new release and I can't wait to share more with you tomorrow!  See you then!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

CTS #112

Snow...I hate snow!  I know we don't have nearly the amount of snow that some people have (sorry, mom) and are getting but it doesn't make me like it.  I am so done with winter!  I'm sure I'm not alone in that feeling.  Here's hoping our sketch this week at CAS(E) this Sketch will warm you up.  It's a little different and I'm super excited to see what you all do with it.  Here's what I did:

I took two colors of shimmer cardstock and diecut the copper with the Thanks Word Die from Lil' Inker Designs.  I took my diecut and put it back into the negative and cut it.  I took the bottom of the negative and layered it on my card front and then added the pieces of the positive to the top part of the cut.  I hope you like it!

Thanks so much for checking out my card.  I hope you'll join us at CAS(E) this Sketch!  Have a great week. 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

CTS #111

Hi, everyone!  I'm sitting here with my coffee this morning listening to my oldest practice piano for his lessons this morning.  I must say, it sounds awfully pleasant.  He just finished on the drums so I am wide awake now!  ;)  I just love having music in the house.  It make me smile and I love how much he enjoys playing. 

Today is CAS(E) this Sketch day and I'm happy to share my card with you.  I hope you'll enjoy it.

I didn't do a single bit of stamping on this card.  I just loved that compass piece and it looked great with the map paper I had.  All I did was some layering but I hope you enjoy how it came together and will join us at CAS(E) this Sketch this week.  For now, I'm going to kick back with my coffee and enjoy some music.  ;)  Have a great day!


Thursday, February 12, 2015

CTS #110

Well, I'm running late today!  I swear Thursdays could TOTALLY have a few less music lessons.  Ha ha!  I've got a super duper easy card to share with you for this week's sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch.  Not even one lick of stamping required.  ;)

Well, I don't think you can get any easier than this card.  It's simply a piece of patterned paper cut so that the dot was in the corner similar to the sketch.  I then die cut "hello" from Mama Elephant and covered it with glossy accents before attaching it to my card front.  That's it!  Here's a look at the sketch:

Thanks so much for checking out my card and I hope to see you over at CAS(E) this Sketch.  Off to drum lessons!  ;)

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

It's A Monthly Meetup!


Have you heard the awesome news?  Lil' Inker Designs is starting a fun new challenge called the Monthly Meet Up Challenge.  How awesome is that?  You know me, I love a challenge and this one is going to be a blast because it is all of us sharing our love of Lil' Inker products and what we've been up to with them.  It's almost like we are all hanging out crafting together.  If only we could do that.  Wouldn't it be a blast?  I'll get to all the nitty gritty of the challenge after I show you my card.

I have been in a Valentine groove lately so I just had to work with my favorite hearts, Of the Heart Dies and Of the Heart Sentiments Stamp Set.  I started with this cool wood grain paper with that fun pink border along the bottom.  I used the Stitched Scallop Border Die to cut out that cute polka dot vellum which I layered over the pink bottom stripe.  Next, I added a light pink Stitched Mats:  Long & Skinny Rectangles which I stamped with a sentiment from the Of the Heart Sentiments Stamp Set.  I felt it needed a non-pink layer so I added a thin gold glitter tape to the pile.  Ha ha!  Finally, I cut out hearts in all the different colors of the card and layered them with a wood veneer heart for a little extra pop.  I think this will be heading to a good friend along with some chocolate for Valentine's Day.

Now, here are the details of this awesome new challenge!
  • Make a new project or share something you've been working on featuring LID goodies!
  • Post this project to your blog or favorite gallery. 
  • Link your project to our challenge by using the InLinkz tool at the bottom of the challenge post.
  • You have through February 24th at 11:30 PM EST to link your project to be eligible to win a prize. Projects should exclusively feature LID goodies to be eligible to win but do not need to exclusively feature LID goodies to join our Meet Up.

Laura has the coolest idea for rewarding you for hanging out with us.  What?  You can win something for just sharing your awesome creation?  Yup, for the first challenge Laura will be offering a super big prize and the prize will get bigger depending on how many entries we receive. Multiple entries are allowed as long as your projects are featured in separate posts.  Here's the breakdown:
  • Up to 25 entries: $25 store credit to one winner plus 1 stamp set winner
  • 26-50 entries: $50 store credit to one winner plus 2 stamp set winners
  • 51 and more: $75 credit to one winner plus 3 stamp set winners
Amazing prizes, right?  So, get to your crafty space and start playing!  We can't wait to see what you are doing with the amazing products from Lil' Inker Designs.  I'll see you over on the Lil' Inker Designs blog!  Can't wait to play along with you.  Here are the products I used today: