Friday, September 15, 2017

Snowflake Nativity - Frantic Stamper

I hope you are ready for another card using the Frantic Stamper September release!  This release is jam packed with awesome products that will get your Christmas gears turning.  I have a ton of cards to share before the month is over so I better get going!  I just love the sparkle and bling of the season and I totally tried to show it off with this card.


My card today sort of came about by accident.  I was cutting the nativity pieces in different colors and patterns to get some inspiration and some fell on a gold Luchon Snowflake (FRA-DIE-10317)I had laying on my desk.  I liked how it looked so much, I started layering.  I started by having all of the Nativity Silhouettes (FRA-DIE-10312) cut from the white wood grain paper but then thought baby Jesus needed a little more shine to stand out so I cut him again from gold glitter.  Next, I searched for the perfect background paper and I knew this was just right with the falling snow over the wood grain.  I placed a strip of wood veneer paper in cherry across the bottom to anchor everything and then a piece of baker's twine to keep with the rustic but modern look.  With all my die cuts in place, I added a sentiment created with letter stickers.  Here's a closer look:


Thanks so much for checking out my card and I can't wait to share more of what I created with this awesome September release from Frantic Stamper.  See you soon!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #239

Hi, everyone!!  How's your week going?  Things are ramping up here again.  School is in full swing, cross country, gymnastics, confirmation, drum lessons, bowling...you name it, we are running to it.  The crazy thing is, I feel more sane when the school year starts then when we can supposedly just chill in the summer.  The school year is predictable for me and the summer always gets busier than I expect it to be.  Crazy how that works.  I hope you are all settling into a routine and having a great week!

This week's sketch was a fun one.  It was really fun to work with some layers and I just love everything the team created.  Here's my card:


I had fun combining some scraps of papers I had on my desk with this awesome bear from WPlus9's Friends For All Seasons: Fall set.  I just love coloring this cute guy in with copics and those balloosn are just so adorable!  A simple piece of vellum with my sentiment stamped on it finishes this simple card off.  Here's another view:



I hope you liked me card and will come join us at CAS(E) this Sketch!  We'd love to have you!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Lil' Inker Designs September Release Hop 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 Amy'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!

My cards today are a bit spooky!!  This card uses the Quilted Stitched Harlequin Die and the You've Been Booed Stamps and Dies Set.


I started this card by playing the with letters in the You've Been Booed Stamps and Dies Set.  I stamped some in various colors and ended up loving how sharp they looked in black.  So, I found some patterned paper that would help make the black pop and still screamed Halloween!  These polka dots were perfect.  I added a bit of glitter tape and another patterned paper cut with the Stitched Chevron Border Die.  I stamped the rest of my sentiment from You've Been Booed Stamps and Dies Set on a green dot and trimmed it out to pop up on my card with a few enamel dots.  I decided this would look awesome layered on a black card base with some texture from the Quilted Stitched Harlequin Die.  Here's a closer look:


Next up, a card featuring Ghost Shaker Dies and FaBooLous Stamps.


I made this ghostly card by cutting various ghosts from my Halloween cat paper using the Ghost Shaker Dies.  Then, I added a layer of vellum to the back to give them a ghostly look and to have a spot to stamp my sentiment and eyes from FaBooLous Stamps.  I lined the ghosts with various coordinating papers to allow the patterns to peek through their ghostly bodies but left one open to make a shaker.  I filled my shaker ghost with sequins and added the ghosts to a striped card base.  Here's a spooky close up:


If you love Lil' Inker Designs, you are in luck!  Laura is having a sale to celebrate our 5,000 Instagram followers!  The sale will run from Sept 11th - Sept 13th and you can save 10% on all orders the only exception is this brand new September release.  So, find some fun products you've been waiting for and use code 5KFRIENDS to save a little!


So much going on this month!  You also don't want to 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/quilted-stitched-harlequin-die/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/youve-been-booed-stamps-and-dies-set/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/ghost-shaker-dies/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/faboolous-stamps/#_a_clarson

Monday, September 11, 2017

Lil' Inker Designs September Release Hop 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 Amy's amazing creations before hopping here.  If not of it 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 card uses the totally adorable turkey in the Eat Pie Stamps, the Eat Pie Dies, and the Snarky Shadow Thanks Stamps and Die Set.


I went super simple with this card and I'm super happy I did.  I started with a white card base and stamped my Turkey from the Eat Pie Stamps on the front.  I just love the way you can color his tail feathers!  Next, I stamped some of the cute little extras in the Eat Pie Stamps and cut them out with the Eat Pie Dies to layer around my card.  Next I started my sentiment with the amazingly fun Snarky Shadow Thanks Stamps and Die Set.  I stamped my thanks and cut it out and then positioned the rest of my sentiment on the card front.  I popped up the thanks and some of the other elements with some foam tape and that was all.  I think it's super fun!  Here's a closer look:


My final card for the day uses the Snarky Shadow Thanks Stamps and Die Set again paired with the
Modern Mandala Stamps from last release.


To create this card, I started with a white paper and masked a rectangle before stamping the Modern Mandala Stamps around the corner of the paper.  Then I lined the rectangle using a pen and ruler to make a box for my sentiment.  I stamped my snarky part in place before stamping and cutting my thanks with the Snarky Shadow Thanks Stamps and Die Set.  I layered this on coordinating card stocks letting them peek out at the corner.  Super simple and here's another look:


If you love Lil' Inker Designs, you are in luck!  Laura is having a sale to celebrate our 5,000 Instagram followers!  The sale will run from Sept 11th - Sept 13th and you can save 10% on all orders the only exception is this brand new September release.  So, find some fun products you've been waiting for and use code 5KFRIENDS to save a little!


So much going on this month!  You also don't want to 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/eat-pie-stamps/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/eat-pie-dies/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/snarky-shadow-thanks-stamps-and-die-set/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/modern-mandala-stamps/#_a_clarson

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Lil' Inker Designs September Release Hop 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 new products with you!  I think you are really going to enjoy this release and all the new inspiration from our team.  It's packed with fun, as always and, lucky for you, all the new products are available right now at the Lil' Inker Store!  We have an amazing blog hop for you today so, hopefully, you are coming from Amy'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 first card uses the new Thankful Thoughts Stamps, Thankful Thoughts Dies and Thankful Word Die.  


I had tons of fun with this card and the gorgeous Thankful products this month.  I started by cutting this fun square grapevine wreath from the Thankful Thoughts Dies out of brown cardstock.  I stamped some flowers from the Thankful Thoughts Stamps and then cut them, the banner, and some leaves out of colored card stock.  I got them all layered but I felt like they needed a little extra dimension so before attaching them I used my copic markers to shade here and there making all the elements really pop and almost look water colored.  Whoa!  I layered my completed wreath on some white wood grain paper, layered on some pink, and finally a striped paper.  To finish off my sentiment I cut my final piece of this card using the Thankful Word Die from black card stock.  I layered several cuts to give it a little bump up.  Here's another peek:


Sticking with the stripes, I decided to share this card that I created using A Haunting We Will Go Stamps and A Haunting We Will Go Dies.


I created the background of this card by spelling out "candy" in candy corn colors using the Pretty Painted Alphabet Stamps.  I cut that using Dual Stitched Rectangle and layered id with some orange and black onto another piece of striped black and white paper cut with a Dual Stitched Rectangle.  I created a fun stripe for my sentiment using some more layers, black cut using the Stitched Scallop Border Die and then some striped paper layered on that with a touch of stitching at the top.  I attached my sentiment stamped vellum created using A Haunting We Will Go Stamps to this scalloped layer.  I decided to add some of the candies from the A Haunting We Will Go Stamps and to make it stand out a bit, I colored some areas black.  Finally, I colored and cut my little witchy mouse using the A Haunting We Will Go Dies and then attached her to the front.  A sparkling enamel star finishes off the mouses hat!  Here's a closer look:


If you love Lil' Inker Designs, you are in luck!  Laura is having a sale to celebrate our 5,000 Instagram followers!  The sale will run from Sept 11th - Sept 13th and you can save 10% on all orders the only exception is this brand new September release.  So, find some fun products you've been waiting for and use code 5KFRIENDS to save a little!


So much going on this month!  You also don't want to 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/thankful-thoughts-stamps/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/thankful-thoughts-die-set/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/thankful-word-die/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/a-haunting-we-will-go-dies/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/a-haunting-we-will-go-stamps/#_a_clarson

http://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/stitched-mats-dual-stitched-rectangles/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/pretty-painted-alphabet-stamps/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/stitched-scallop-border-die/#_a_clarson