Thursday, July 23, 2015

Lil' Inker Designs July 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 but before we get into all that I have to make sure you are coming here after visiting Sarah.  If not, head on over to the the Lil' Inker Blog so you don't miss a a stop on the hop.  You won't want to miss a thing!  While you are visiting the Lil' Inker Blog, make sure you go check out the Lil' Inker Store where all of the January release goodies, and a whole lot more, are ready and waiting for you to put in your cart.  Now it's time to show off these fantastic products!  I've only got one card today but I think you'll really like it.

I wanted to really show off the amazing new Quilted Flower Die Set with this card.  There are so many things you can do with this amazing set.  I used the stitching layer die to start building my background for this card.  This die also looks amazing when you use it to add stitching to the squiggly flower die or the flower base die.  SO many possibilities here.  Next I added to my background with the squiggly flower layer of the Die Set but out of a coral paper.  I brought back the Dual Dotted Rectangle Dies from last month's release to cut a piece of vellum for my sentiment.  I stamped this amazing sentiment from Greetings & Salutations and embossed it in white before adding it to my card front.  I anchored my sentiment with a watercolor bottom flower layer cut paired with the negative from the squiggly flower layer, again, all from the Quilted Flower Die Set.  All that was left was to add a little sparkle.  LOVE THESE DIES!!!

Here's what I used for you today:

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.

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

Don't forget you can get the new release right now in the Lil' Inker Store!

CTS #133

Good morning everyone!  I hope you are having a great day and are ready for another awesome sketch this week at CAS(E) this Sketch!  I had a great time with this sketch and I hope you will to.  I also hope you'll check out my Lil' Inker Designs new release post for today.  It's right below.  ;)  For now, here's my take on this week's sketch.

I started by stamping my sentiment from the Avery Elle Cake & Candles stamp set in the top center of my card.  Next, I stamped cupcakes all around the sentiment with gray after stamping it off on another paper first to lighten my images.  These awesome cupcakes are from WPlus9's Sweets & Treats stamp set.  To finish my card, I cut out a cupcake with the Sweets & Treats dies and colored in my cute cupcake with copics.

I hope you liked my card and will come join us at CAS(E) this Sketch this week!  Can't wait to see you.     

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Lil' Inker Designs July 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.  You should have come here from the Lil' Inker Blog.  If you didn't, don't miss out on the amazingness there.  For now, I'm ready to show off some more fun stuff!

First up, I'm going to show off the Pineapple Panache Stamps and Pineapple Panache Dies.

Ok, these pineapples are way cool!  You could do tons of fun combos with pattern and color but the patterns are even fun as an element of their own.  I decided to use them for a fun black and white graphic punch on my card.  I started with a green stripe using the Stitched Mats: Long & Skinny Rectangles Dies and then added a sentiment from Pineapple Panache Stamps.  Then I took some of the fun pineapple bottoms from Pineapple Panache Stamps and stamped them in a line on the top and bottom of my stripe.  SO fun!  Next, I cut out a pineapple with Pineapple Panache Dies and stamped my pineapple topper with Pineapple Panache Stamps.  I embossed the topper with gold embossing powder which I reheated and layered 3 layers of gold embossing powder on.  I liked that it gave me a sort of dipped look in the end.  I finished off the pineapple with a faint pattern using watermark ink and then added my pink pineapple to my card.  A couple blingy dots, and you have a pretty fun birthday card.

Next up, I went a little more nuts with pineapples but added the Cover Up Die: Dotted Scallops and the Greetings & Salutations Stamps.

I just love this card!  So much shine and fun.  I started with a black card base cut with the Cover Up Die: Dotted Scallops.  I layered some gold foil paper behind to peek through those amazing holes!  Next, I stamped and embossed a super fun sentiment from Greetings & Salutations Stamps on some gold dotted vellum.  I cut a frame from some gold striped paper using the Wonky Squares Dies and framed my sentiment in the center of my card.  I cut a gold and a black pineapple using the Pineapple Panache Dies and after embossing a fun gold pattern on my black pineapple with the Pineapple Panache Stamps, I layered the two and added them to my card.  Love!

Here's what I used today:

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 get the new release right now in the Lil' Inker Store!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Lil' Inker Designs July 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!

First up, the most adorable stamp set you've ever seen, Snailed It, and the amazing Snailed It Dies to match. 

I totally adore this set and the sentiments are SO cute!  You are seriously going to love it.  For this card, I decided to go for a more graphic look with my snails so I started with some stripes that I added using the Stitched Mats: Long & Skinny Rectangles Dies.  I stamped my sentiment from Snailed It at the top of my lines and started stamping my cute little snails.  I decided to go with bright pink shells to make them pop against the black and white.  I cut my sweet snails with the Snailed It Dies and attached them on two of the rectangles.  It's hard to see in the picture but I made little snail trails using glossy accents along the top of the two rectangles where the snails are crawling.  Super fun!

I used the Snailed It Stamps and Snailed It Dies on this next card but I had to add in the Cover Up Die:  Stitched Woodgrain.  

This is my cutesy take with my sweet little snails.  I started by using the Cover Up Die:  Stitched Woodgrain on some woodgrain paper for my background.  To say I love this die is a total understatement.  I love woodgrain but stitched woodgrain, super cute!  Next I took some patterned paper and attached a bit of vellum to the top before stamping my sentiment and some flowers from Snailed It Stamps.  I stamped my snails in more muted colors for this card and cut them out with the Snailed It Dies.  I added them to the top of my patterned paper/vellum panel and then used glossy accents on their shells and along the vellum strip to create a trail.  Finally, I added three enamel hearts.  

Here are the products I used today:
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 get the new release right now in the Lil' Inker Store!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Party Animal and an MFT Sketch

Good morning, you guys!  I'm in a bit of a fog this morning after all the wedding events yesterday.  It was a wonderful ceremony and a blast of a reception.  I learned that my children are quite the party animals and have some SERIOUS moves on the dance floor.  My little guy bawled at 11pm when we finally drug him off the dance floor to go home.  He was dancing with all the ladies and eating up all the attention.  Here's a little taste of his amazing moves.


So much fun!  Another fun thing I got a chance to do this week was to play along with My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge.

You know I can't resist a good sketch but I usually don't have the time to play along with the amazing challenges out there.  Luckily, I got my new MFT goodies and I was in need of a birthday card.  What better way to get to play in a challenge than by making a card you need to make anyway?  I had a blast with the sketch:

Isn't it a great one?  Here's my take:

I started with a navy card base and layered on this fun countdown patterned paper.  Then for my bit of layering, I cut the new Die-namics Birthday Centerpieces from a turquoise piece of paper and then cut it out of the paper using the inside cut of a Die-namics Pierced Circle Frame die that fit just right.  I layered this on some vellum and trimmed it to the same sized circle.  I knew I wanted to use the "birthday" from the Die-namics Blueprints 26 and turn it into a banner so I didn't need the bottom half of the Die-namics Birthday Centerpieces.  I still wanted a full circle so I trimmed off the birthday half of my circle and replaced it with a cut I made using the Die-namics LJD Jumbo Peek-A-Boo Circle Window Die and cutting that out with the Die-namics Pierced Circle Frame like I did previously.  I held both halves together with my birthday banner.  I thought my banner needed a little something so I used the string in the Die-namics Blueprints 26 as a little swoosh element and then finished it all off with some bling and and enamel dot.

I hope you enjoyed my card and video.  I think it's time for a little more coffee.  I need all the help I can get today!  ;)

Thursday, July 16, 2015

CTS #132

Hi, everyone!  I hope you guys are having a wonderful week.  We are gearing up for a fun filled weekend.  My niece is getting married this weekend and we are just SO excited for her.  She was the flower girl in our wedding and it has been such a joy watching her grow up into an awesome woman.  Micah is going to be the ring bearer and he's super excited about it except he's not so sure he wants to stand up front.  Ha ha ha!  I thought I'd share a picture of us at one of Kenzie's basketball games.  We just loved watching her play.  You could see her passion for the game all over her face and she's just as passionate about everything else she cares for.  It's something I truly admire about this young lady.  She knows how to give it her all.  Congrats Kenzie and Kalib!  I can't wait to see where your life together takes you.  I have no doubt it will be full of fun!

As  you can see, I had brought my own basketball to the game, ha ha!  I was pregnant with Micah at the time of this picture.  What fun!!

Now for my CAS(E) this Sketch card for the week.  I tried a little masking and inking this week and it was a ton of fun.

First, I stamped Mama Elephant's Photo Bomb and then masked over it so I could ink to the edges of my card stock with distress ink.  I didn't want tons of competing colors so I went for some black and white coloring.  I'm still working on my black and white coloring.  It isn't as easy as I thought and I need to get some more shades of gray.  Darn, more shopping.  ;)  I finished the whole thing off with a portion of Lawn Fawn's Happy Birthday Border cut from an orange metallic paper.  Super simple but I think it makes a great birthday card.

I hope you enjoyed my post today and that you'll join us over at CAS(E) this Sketch for some fun this week! 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

CTS #131

Hi everyone!!  It's another fun week with CAS(E) this Sketch and I'm excited to share my card for this week's sketch.  I'm heading out this morning to pick up my oldest from STEM camp.  I think I got a little carried away with camps this summer but everyone seems to be enjoying them.  I somehow thought it would help me to have some down time...hasn't happened.  Ha ha!   

If you haven't been to the CAS(E) this Sketch blog to see the sketch and the rest of the teams amazing cards, make sure you visit.  Until then, here's my card!

I'm in birthday card mode lately and I just finally got the My Favorite Things Die-namics Balloon STAX.  I figured these were perfect to use for this sketch.  I cute them out of some fun pattern papers.  Stamped one balloon with my sentiment and attached them to my card base in a scattered V formation similar to that of the sketch.  Then needed some strings so I drew those in.  Simple but totally cute!

I hope you enjoyed my card today and will come join us at CAS(E) this Sketch!  I'm swapping out my blogging hat for my chauffeur hat.  Ha ha!  See you soon.  ;)