Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Lil' Inker Rlease {day 2 Rosemaling}

Welcome to day 2 of the Lil' Inker Designs March Release!! Wasn't yesterday awesome??!! If you missed it, be sure to check out the hop and all the info about the new products. So glad you are here today.....there's more awesomeness coming your way. You should have arrived here from Laura William's Blog. If not, then start back at the LID Blog. Be sure to leave some comments on all the designers blogs....there are prizes up for grabs! You could be the lucky winner of an LID gift certificate. Woohoo!

Kicking things off today with a gorgeous new stamp set. I have to admit, when I first saw this set I was a little intimidated. BUT.....once I sat down and started stamping.....all my fears  were gone. This is called Really Rosemailing and it is so beautifully designed. 

I also have to admit I didn't know what Rosemaling was. So, what does one do when they don't know something?.....turn to Pinterest! Awesome inspiration there.
 I used the Stitched Mats-Rounded Rectangles cut my image panel from smooth white card stock. I lined up my inks and got busy stamping! I had so much fun designing this card. Here's a closer look. 

I also wanted to try this stamp set to make a more simple card. This time I reached for Stitched mats-long & skinny rectangles. I ran it through my die cut machine twice, once in grout grey card stock and then again in spearmint. I then used the Border Builder die to create a rolling hill for my flowers. 

I used the Really Rosemaling stamp set to create my trio of blooms and then curved the sentiment to add some movement to my card. I think it really shows off the hill top.

Don't forget there is a great SPECIAL OFFER going on this release! You can get the cool new Wonky Squares at 25% OFF with a qualifying purchase!

the other dies I used on today's card. 

thanks for stopping by today. Come back tomorrow for more excitement. I'll send you on your way. This is the end for today, so head on over to the LID shop


Monday, March 2, 2015

TCPTues 285 {Good Luck}

It's time for the next round of TCPTuesday Challenge! It's March, and St. Patty's Day is right around the corner. Use the beautiful inspiration photo to create something fun for the day of luck! I LOVE green....so all the green creations just make me happy. 

Here is mine. I used the adorable sock monkey from Hang In There, Baby! and created a graphic corner image (like the cluster of clovers on the wreath) with the teeny shamrock from Build a Bingo and the sentiment from Simply Said. I pieced up the balloon and added some fun clouds from the Cloud border cut up. (currently out of stock).

Here is the challenge graphic. Be sure to head over to the TCP Blog for all the details AND the link up! There is a prize up for grabs. Come play along. 

  • Every other Tuesday a new challenge will be posted here on this blog as well as on our Facebook page.
    1. If you want to play along you just upload your design using the InLinkz button below*. If you want to display your pretties on Splitcoaststampers use keyword TCPTUES283. Only the entries uploaded to the Inlinkz button will be considered for Swanky Stamper at the end of the month.
    2. You must have your project posted by the Monday, 12 midnight EDT before the next challenge to be eligible to win the Cat Cash.
    3. Cards and projects are not required the use of a Cat’s Pajamas Stamp or CutUps die.
    4. On the following TCP Tuesday, the winner will be chosen at random from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $10 or $15 if a TCP product is used.
    5. At the end of the month, The Swanky Stamper will be selected from all the weekly entries. The Swanky Stamper will receive some of the stamps from our next release and get to play along with us at our Pajamas Party and Blog Hop. AND… They’ll even get a special spot in the Gallery highlighting the project that won them the gig and a snazzy badge to display on their blog. The Swanky Stamper will be announced the First Monday of the month on our Facebook page and this Blog.
    6. The Swanky Stamper will be announced the First Monday of the month on our Facebook page and this Blog.

    Happy Tuesday!


    Lil' Inker Designs March Release {day 1}

    wooohooo! It's time....let the fun begin. It's time for the March Release from Lil' Inker Designs. There is a whole lot of awesomeness happening here. You can order the FULL release starting today. There are three days chuck full of great projects. You should have  The fun starts over on the LID Blog. Laura has all the release info, plus a look at all the great products you'll want to get your hands on today. 

    I have had a hard time deciding what to kick off the release blog hop with. There is just soooo much awesomeness to share. So how about the fabulous Hey,Foxy die set and matching Hey, Foxy stamps. The set is full of all the bits and pieces you need to customize your sweet fox in any color combo. I also love that you can postition her tail in different ways. AND.....the fun stitch design, well loved by all LID fans. 

    I have always adored woodland creatures and the fox is always a heart stealer. She is no different! Look at her sweet little heart nose. I created a little scene starting with that awesome new Wonky Squares Stitched die. It's a cool new addition to the LID nesting dies, AND you can get them discounted with a qualifying order. yay!

    I created the grass with the border builder dies and stamped the sentiment onto a Pinking Edge Sentiment Flag. I carried the stitched edges to the card base, too, with the Stitched Mats-squares

    I have another beauty of a card, today showing off the AWESOME (yes, I'm yelling....it's sooooo COOL!!) new Cover Up-Pointelle. Isn't is beautiful??!!

     I used it for my card base and then added a Long & Skinny rectangle along the bottom third so I could add my sentiment. I love the scripty "hey" from Hey Fox Word Dies. I added the stamped sentiment from Hey Foxy. Super cool and really fun to have so many options to mix and match with these three sets. 

    The new release products are available to order NOW!!! 

    That's is from me, today. Thanks for stopping by, now head on over to Amy Kolling's Blog. She's got some amazing stuff....always. Have fun!


    Sunday, March 1, 2015

    Curtain Call {Lucky}

    Welcome to the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!!

    This week we are inviting you to join us for...

    photo source: meandmydiy.com

    The LEAD of this challenge will be invited to be a guest designer in an upcoming challenge!

    I pulled out some of my The Cat's Pajamas products for this good luck card. I love that circle frame from Framed Up 2. The sentiment is from Simply Said and the sweet little shamrock is from Build a Bingo. So fun. I finished it off with a trio of enamel dots. Simple card and so cute! Papers are from Studio Calico-Brighton Pier

    Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs for more inspiration!

    Lucky Designers


    Sweet Sunday Sketch #258 {hello}

     It's Sunday and that means it's time for another fabulous sketch from Karen Giron and the Sweet Sunday Sketch. I used some wonderful LID products along with some Studio Calico papers. Come check it out. 

    On my card base I used the Stitched Mats-side stitched rectangles. I then used the Stitched Mats-squares and circles to create my layers. The pink rectangle was cut with the Long & Skinny Rectangles dies. I needed a bit of bling, so I added a strip of silver glimmer paper. The real show stopper is the Hello Word Dies. Gosh I love that die. The other day, I spend some times water coloring some backgrounds. I used one here today to cut out the word, "hello". I love it. 

    I used a bit of the left over water colored paper to cut the banner pieces. It was my FIRST LID die, Flags & Tags Dies

    Here is the sketch for this week:

    And list of the Sketch Team cards. check 'em out!

    Come check out the Sweet Sunday Sketch. It's always a great time. Thanks for stopping by here today. Have a great week. Scroll down for my Curtain Call card....it's up next. 


    Thursday, February 26, 2015

    Reverse Confetti {Feb. SFYTT}

    There are still a few days left to play along with the February SFYTT Challenge over on the Reverse Confetti Blog. Go check it out....you could win a sweet prize.....an RC Gift Certificate!

    Here is my sample for the sketch. 

    I had some fun with my Distress inks. I love those mini cubes. I recently purchased a dozen of them in a fun, bright array of colors. This was the first background I completed with them. I simply pressed the cubes, one at a time, onto my acrylic block and then spritzed it with water and then stamped it onto my watercolor distress paper. After I had all four colors on my paper, I moved the color around a bit to help blend it at the borders.  This was so fun to make. 

    I used a mix of RC products. The banner piece from Tag Me was used in the background. I simply snipped it in half and moved the pieces down to fit the sketch. The silver arrow is from Documented and I topped it with a die cut heart from Love Note. The sentiment is from Beautiful Banners and Tag Me, too. I say it all the time.....Reverse Confetti products all work so well together! 

    A few things you should know about the sketch:
    There will be a new sketch posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 1st of each month.
    The sketch link list will be open from the 1st until noon CST on the 27th. The SFYTT button is  posted on the sidebar.  Click on it to be taken to the current SFYTT post and link list.
    Reverse Confetti stamps and/or Confetti Cuts are required to win.  This is a way we get to thank our customers for using our stamps.  Anyone is welcome to play, though!
    You may enter as many times as you wish.
    There will be a winner each month and that person will receive a $20 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store and claim the title of ‘Fetti Fave. The winner of SFYTT will be posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 28th of this month.
    Thanks for hanging with me today. I hope you'll play along. see you back Soon!

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015

    Yeti It's Cold!! {Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp}

    Yep. This is about how I feel. The weather here in Ohio is freakin' C-O-L-D! I know, I know....it's February and it's the Midwest, but still I'm over winter. I'm very happy that March is right around the corner.....that means it's another month closer to SPRING!! Come on warmer temps!

     I love this stamp set from Lawn Fawn, it's called Yeti, Set, Go. I added a pop of color with the trees and the strip along the bottom from the Snow Day petite paper pack

    I stamped the sentiment in green and embossed the snowflakes with some white embossing powder. A touch of bling was added with a few sequins  The giant speech bubble border is from Lil' Inker Designs. Speech Bubble Die set

    I'm linking this up to the

    Come check it out. There is always a ton of inspiration
    over on SSS. 
    Happy Wednesday!