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Monday, February 27, 2012

Your Friendship Warms My Heart

Hello everyone!


Today I am sharing a card I made for the CPS Sketch ChallengeLil' Inker Designs is the sponsor this week so I had to sneak in some LID products! :) 

Here is the sketch for this week that my card is based on.




I am really loving these color together!  That is one reason I love the little pads of paper since everything coordinates together and it is easy to find matching papers in just the right scale for cards!  On this card I used one of the adorable perforated heart dies from "Of the Heart" and a sentiment from the "Cocoa Bear" stamp set.

I hope you play along this week for your chance to win some Lil' Inker goodies!  The deadline to enter is Saturday March 3 at 5pm CST.

Supplies (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Lil' Inker Designs Cocoa Bear
Dies:  Lil' Inker Designs Of the Heart
Paper: Blink of an Eye by My Mind's Eye, PTI Kraft, Rustic Cream, Aqua Mist, Terra Cotta Tile
Ink: Dark Chocolate PTI

Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Twinery & CPS!

The Twinery is sponsoring the CPS sketch challenge this week and I wanted to play along! 


I used dies by Lil' Inker Designs to make the rainbow and clouds and then used honeydew & blossom twine from The Twinery to tie accent bows.  If you know me well, you know how much I love, love to use the twine as accents on my card!  It sure packs a punch!

This is the sketch that the challenge is based on:




I used the cloud die cuts as a border between the kraft cardstock and the rose cardstock and popped the rainbow up on pop dots for added dimension.

You have all week to play along! Visit the CPS blog to enter your card and play along!  There is a great prize from The Twinery up for grabs!

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you had a great weekend!


Supplies
Twine: The Twinery
Stamps & Dies: Lil' Inker Designs Rainbow & Clouds, Flags & Tags
Paper: My Mind's Eye, PTI Autumn Rose, Kraft, Rustic White
Ink: Amuse Currant & VersaMark
Other: Sunshine Impression Plate PTI, Pop Dots

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Twinery & Play Date Cafe Challenge

Hey everyone!  I am here today with a post for The Play Date Cafe that is sponsored this week by The Twinery!


There are some sampler packs of The Twinery's awesome twine up for grabs this week for the winner so be sure to play along if you are able!

I made a CAS card for this challenge.



For my "hot pink splash of color" I used Pink Sorbet twine from The Twinery and stamped my sentiment from WPlus9 in Raspberry Fizz in from PTI.  That sweet banner is cut from my Lil' Inker Designs Flag die.


To tie the twine, I punched a hole with a slot punch (from SU! that has been discontinued) and then looped my twine strands through the hole and tied them off.  Creates a fun look with the twine!

Thanks for coming by today! Have a great one!

Supplies:
Stamps:  WPlus9 Love You More, PTI Hearts Background
Die:  Lil' Inker Designs Flags & Tags Banner Die, PTI Linen Impression Plate
Twine: Pink Sorbet by The Twinery
Ink:  Snow White, Raspberry Fizz PTI

Monday, February 13, 2012

The Twinery & Momenta Blog Hop


Welcome to The Twinery & Momenta blog hop!  We have some great inspiration and some wonderful giveaways for you today!  If you are following along in the blog hop, you should have come from Mara Campbell's blog! If you just found this hop, you can begin at the beginning at The Twinery's blog.

For my project today, I designed a card with a fun paper pack and embellishment set from Momenta that you can view here.


The sweet patterned paper and the cute flower chipboard embellishment are both from Momenta.  They also have matching stickers, puffy borders, rhinestones, tags and more that match this theme!


For my twine accent, I used the beautiful Maraschino twine from The Twinery.  I punched a slot in the cardstock and then looped the twine through the hole and finished it off by tying a bow.

The giveaway from The Twinery is an Ultimate Color Sampler Pack (retail $25).  Comments must be left on each participating blog in the hop to be eligible for prizes and will remain open until 11:59pm EST, Friday February 17th. The winners will be announced on Monday, February 20th on each companies blog.


To continue on the blog hop, please visit Christa Uttley's blog!

I hope you enjoyed today's post!  Don't forget to comment to be eligible to win!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

New in Store PLUS FREE Shipping!

Hey everyone!

I added a few new rings to my Etsy Shop, Jen's Ink Spot, and wanted to share them with you real quick!









I have also added relisted several rings that have sold!  Check out my entire Etsy shop, Jen's Ink Spot, here!

I am also having a Valentine's Day special from now until February 15, 2012.  Enter the code "VDAYSPECIAL" at checkout for FREE SHIPPING on all orders in the USA. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Celebrate Today!

Hey! I am back with another quick card for the PTI Anniversary celebration!  Today the challenge was to create a card using one of the given color combos.  On my way to pick my daughter up from preschool, I had an idea for a card and as soon as I got home I quickly picked a color combo and put it together.  Love when that happens...which isn't very often!


I used my circle nesties to die cut the circles and then stamped Dot Spot images on the card base.  I popped the top die cut piece up with dimensionals.  I had to add some Pink Sorbert twine by The Twinery as an accent! 


You can see the "window" look a little bit better from this view.

Here is the color palette I was working from.



Thanks for visiting!  I appreciate it! Have a great day! 


Supplies (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Dot Spot, Think Big Favorites
Paper: White
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Raspberry Fizz, Berry Sorbet, Amuse Fern
Other: Twinery Twine, Circle Nestabilities, Corner Rounder, Pop Dots, Linen Impression Plate

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Stamps for Sale Update

**This is my 2nd post today! To see my "I love U" card please scroll down!  Thanks!!**

I recently posted the new stamp sets that I have for sale.  I wanted to repost what still remains with pictures this time.  You can find the tab at the top of my blog to see ALL of my stamp sets for sale! I am going to show on this post only the stamp sets that I recently added.


Shipping is $1.25 for the first set plus 50 cents for every set after that (unless noted). Stamps sets will be shipped through USPS. These are all gently used stamps in great condition!

Payment can be made by Paypal. If you don't have a PayPal account, I can send you an invoice through Paypal and without having to create an account you can pay via credit card! You can contact me by email via the sidebar on my blog. Look for the "Contact Me!! Send Me An Email" function on the right!

Papertrey Ink Sets:

All PTI stamp sets are gently used unless noted and are all in the CD cases with the index label attached and some may have minimal staining.


Delightful Doilies Stamps $20 PENDING




Flutterby Friend $10


Limited Edition 2010 CHA Set Four of a Kind $20 PENDING


Misc Stamp Sets:

Stamps of Life Joy2Christmas $10


Wilson Designs Everything’s Owlright (Brand New/Unopened) $10



You’re Dandy Practicing Creativity $10 (slight staining)


Thanks!! Let me know if you are interested!

I Heart You

Valentine's Day is right around the corner!  It is hard to believe that we are in the 2nd month of the new year already!  I've been playing with the Lil' Inker Designs "Of the Heart" dies and stamps and wanted to share one of those cards with you today.


I cut out a bunch of the hearts from patterned paper in my stash.  I just adore the perforated detail around the edges of the hearts!! This detail truly makes these heart dies stand out among the rest (well, that and the added bonus of the fun little arrow in the set too!!). 


I used the "I" and "U" from the sentiment set included with the dies.  See that pretty color of twine tied around the card?  That is one of The Twinery's newest colors called Cantaloupe!  Love, love, love this new color LOTS!!  It is great being able to use a non-traditional "valentines" color on a valentiney-card!

Did you also notice that I stacked two of the hearts on top of each other to create the "I love U" sentiment?  They look so cute together!

Well, thanks for stopping by today!  Time to get going on my "to do" list!


Supplies
Stamps & Dies:  Of the Heart by Lil' Inker Designs 
Twine: Cantaloupe by The Twinery
Paper: Patterned Paper by My Mind's Eye, PTI Sweet Blush, Aqua Mist & Rustic White
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate
Other:  Pop Dots, Corner Rounder

Monday, February 6, 2012

More Stamps for Sale (PTI & Misc)

Hey everyone!!
I just wanted to let you know that I am updating my Stamps for Sale page!  You can find the tab at the top of my blog to see ALL of my stamp sets for sale!  I am going to show on this post only the stamp sets that I am adding new to the list today.

Shipping is $1.25 for the first set plus 50 cents for every set after that (unless noted). Sets will be shipped in a plastic bag & cushioned mailer through USPS.  These are all gently used stamps in great condition!


Payment can be made by Paypal.  If you don't have a PayPal account, I can send you an invoice through Paypal and without having to create an account you can pay via credit card!  You can contact me by email via the sidebar on my blog. Look for the "Contact Me!! Send Me An Email" function on the right!

Papertrey Ink Sets:
All PTI stamp sets are gently used unless noted and are all in the CD cases with the index label attached and some may have minimal staining.


Delightful Doilies Stamps $20
Delightful Doilies Dies $15
Flutterby Friend $10
Limited Edition 2010 CHA Set Four of a Kind $20
All Booked Up $20
Framed $20

Misc Stamp Sets:
Stamps of Life Joy2Christmas $10
Wilson Designs Everything’s Owlright (Brand New/Unopened) $10
You’re Dandy Practicing Creativity $10 (slight staining)
 
Thanks!! Let me know if you are interested!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Papertrey Ink Anniversary Day 1

Papertrey Ink is celebrating another anniversary this month.  They issued a challenge to make a card inspired by on one of the cards shown on Nichole's post.  I chose to use Maile's card as inspiration taking the clean and simple design, the rainbow colors and the layout as my inspiration.

Here is my version:


I used the PTI Simple Circles Border Die and cut out the shape from the front of a cardstock panel.  Then, I layered patterned paper from Crate Paper, in a rainbow hue, underneath and pushed the two pieces of die cut cardstock together. Instead of giving me a circle shape, it made an oval shape which I thought was fun and unique. 


I popped the entire panel up on pop dots for dimension.


I also used the Linen Impression plate on the panel for texture.  LOVE this impression plate.  I use it on almost every card! The sentiment is from last year's anniversary set, "Botanical Silhouettes". 

Here is Maile's card that I was inspired by:
Well folks, it is nap time now!! Then, off to a Super Bowl party (I still don't know who I am going to cheer for! I go for the fellowship, food and commercials!!).

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

XOXO with Lil' Inker Designs

Hi everyone!! I am back today with another card using products from the Lil' Inker Designs Bonus Goodies released in January!  If you are following along in the hop, you should have arrived from Laura's blog

Today I am using the Hamster Cupid set.


I got out my colored pencils and odorless mineral spirits which I haven't used for a loooooong time and colored the hamster.  I left 2 of the hamsters white to accent the one on the bottom.  The top 2 hamsters are adhered directly onto the card front and so they are below the top panel which I popped up with pop dots.  The bottom hamster is popped up above the panel for some fun dimension.


If you visited my blog on Wednesday, then you saw the heart accents I made with PolyShrink film.  I did the same thing for this card only I stamped a different pattern from the Flags & Tags stamp set onto the film and then die cut the heart and attached it to the card with baker's twine.  Again, another fun accent that adds versatility to the Lil' Inker Designs dies!


Hopefully from this angle, you can see the dimension a little bit better.

Thank you for stopping by!  To continue along on the hop, why not stop on over to the Lil' Inker Designs store and check out all the great new products!!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Lil' Inker Designs Cupid Hamster
Heart Die:  Lil' Inker Designs
Cardstock: Aqua Mist & Rustic Cream PTI
Other:  Twinery Twine Stone, Colored Pencils, Odorless Mineral Spirits, Stickles, PolyShrink Film, Bubblegum Amuse Ink, Charcoal Palette Ink, Pop Dots, PTI Tin Types Impression Plate