Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Lil' Inker Designs October Release

Hello and welcome to the start of the September release with LIl' Inker Designs. We are gearing up for the holidays and we have lots of beautiful stamps and dies you will want to add to your craft room. Be sure to start back at the LID Blog for all the release details and lots of pretty eye candy. Hopefully you arrived here from Angel's Blog

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I am kicking off today with two of my favorite stamps from this release. LOVE them, and so will you! This Tis' The Season stamp is a follow up to the oh-so-loved Oh, Deer Christmas stamp set from last year. So beautiful and fun to color. I used my copics to add color and make it festive. 

I kept it simple to really show off the gorgeous image and stamped it onto a Stitched Mats-Rounded Rectangle Die. I then added one more layer in kraft and tied on some twine. I did add a bit of sparkle with some Martha Stewart Chunky Clear glitter to the berries. 

This next set, you are going to fall in love with. I sure have! It's called Rustic Christmas. I used a few trees and the bear from the set, water colored the images and used the Rustic Christmas Dies to cut them out. In the background I white embossed some of the snowflakes from the Rustic Christmas stamp set and then gave a light blue water color wash to the background. I framed it all up with a white Stitched Mats Circle and mounted it to a Quilted Stitched Spirals die

Here is a close up of the adorable bear and the cool trees. I love that there are few different designs you can play with. 

The final product I know you are going to flip over are the Brush Script Christmas Words dies. OH MY! they are stunning! I used "wish" here today cut from silver glitter paper. Awesome, right?!!

Here is a closer look at the new products I used today! I love them all. 

Thanks so much for hanging with me. 
I'll see you back here tomorrow. 

Shopping is OPEN in the LID Shop! Go take a look at what is new. 

See you back here tomorrow for more fun. 

Have a great week. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Reverse Confetti-Happy Fall-idays Thanksgiving

Hello and welcome back to our second day of Happy Fall-idays with the Reverse Confetti crew! today we are sharing some Thanksgiving inspiration. Jen has all the details over on the RC Blog, so be sure to hop on over there so you don't miss any of it.

Today I decided to focus on some easy yet charming hostess gifts. It's always nice to show up with a little something for the person putting the dinner or party all together. It doesn't have to be anything big or expensive, but add a little handmade touch and you'll bring a smile to any one's face. I have two gift ideas to share today. A bottle of wine, or in my case champagne with a sweet little bottle tag and a spiced popcorn gifty. Two main products make these both come together quickly (and a few other faves, too) the Door Hanger Confetti Cut and the Treat Tube Topper Confetti Cut

Let's start with the bottle tag. I cut a piece of Cloud White card stock to 3.5 x 6 inches and used the Door Hanger Confetti Cut to create the hole at the top. I then rounded the corners. I used the Lotsa Dots Stencil to add a bit of detail to the base. 

I then added a Thanks Tag cut with some pretty patterns from Fright Night 6x6 paper pad. I added the Thankful Pretty Panel and a duo of Tangerine Wheat to the corner. I tied on a kraft button and with some solid Natural Twine

Next up is my spiced popcorn Treat Tube. I love these little clear boxes. You can put anything in them and it is such a cute gift with the fun scalloped top. I cut mine from Iced Aqua card stock
Before I continue, I thought I would share a few links to popcorn recipes. Basically you pop some kernals (fresh, if you can, not microwave. it's healthier and plain in flavor) and add what ever seasoning you like. I used a Chipolte Spice blend and some White Cheddar powder for mine.
I did a quick search and found these links for you:


So I used a Lacy Scallop Circle for my tag. Oh my,  round tags make my heart happy! I stamped a sentiment from With Love

I stamped a Tangerine Happy Harvest acorn and tied it on with some Natural Twine. I also tucked in a few Ice Aqua pieces of Wheat. 

Here is a list of the Confetti Crew members with Thanksgiving Inspiration for you today. 

Thanks for stopping by today. I always appreciate your kind words. 
Have a great week! 
I am not posting tomorrow, but there is a Christmas post going up from some of the crew members. I can't wait to see what they have to share. 


Color Throwdown 415- PLS Kind of Day

Welcome Color Throwdown fans! It is Wednesday and that means it's time for a new color challenge. I love the fall feel of this one. I decided to pull out some Reverse Confetti coffee themed stamps and created this card for the challenge. 

The colors from this week's inspiration photo are red, cream, brown, and green.  The colors are generic and it's fine if you want to add in other neutrals.You'll notice I added in some kraft. 

Once you’ve finished your card or other paper crafting project using the colors, add a direct link to your creation using the linky tool at the bottom of the post.  And, don’t forget to use the keyword CTD415 if you upload your project to an online gallery. You can use the keywords #ctd415 and #colorthrowdown if you upload to any social media sites (yes, we're on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!).  All of the challenge "rules" are in the right sidebar in case you have any questions.

I stamped the "pls" mug from Just Brew it in Chocolate ink and used the matching Just Brew It Confetti Cut to cut it out. I have been holding out for my first Pumpkin Spiced Latte, I think it's time to get one.  I added lots of layers on this one with a handful of Confetti Cut dies. In kraft I used the Stamped Note die, then I cut out a Rounded Rectangle Band Confetti Cut from chocolate card stock. I just love how all these products work seamlessly together. I finished off the layers with a Diagonal Stripe Pretty Panel. All of this was the perfect place to mount my coffee mug. 

I couldn't help to pretty it up a bit with a gorgeous Blooms 'n Buds flower in red. I stamped the leaves with Avocado ink and the flower center with Tangerine ink. I used the Blooms 'n Buds Confetti Cuts to cut them out. 

For more inspiration, check out the other design team members' creations below, and get inky! And don't forget to join us over on the CTD Blog. We can't wait to see what you create with these new colors.

Erin Lee - Erin Lee Creative - Our October Guest Stamper!

Thanks for stopping by. Check back later for more Happy Fall-idays Thanksgiving ideas.