Sunday, August 7, 2011

Lil' Inker Designs Kick-Off Blog Hop



Are you ready for day filled with rainbows & clouds?
Happy clouds of course!


We are celebrating the brand new design team
and the newest stamps and dies from
Lil' Inker Designs
with a fabulous blog hop!

If you've come here from
then you are in the right place.
If not, pop over there real quick and get started
from the beginning because we are giving away
fabulous prizes to three lucky people!

There are only 12 designers on the hop
and an entire week to enter...so let's get to it!


As I said, we are celebrating the newest release of
It's a terrific photopolymer stamp set of sentiments
with matching dies.


There are so many wonderful possibilities
using this set and when you hop with us,
you will see just how many there are!!


On both of the cards, I featured the fun & fab
'Candy Shoppe' collection from Echo Park Papers
along with American Crafts cardstocks.
The rest of the details are below.

Just one more little card to show the
versatility of this set....


The smaller rainbow is so perfect for small
cards & extra-large gift tags.
Lil' Inker Designs is a fairly new company
with very big ideas and you're going to enjoy
the other new releases that will be coming
your way this fall.  
Visit the website 
to see the other fun sets that are
available right now.
  
I am so glad you stopped by!
I hope you will continue the hop with us.  
There are fab prizes being given away and all you
have to do is visit each stop on the hop and
leave a comment to let us know you were there.
Deadline for prizes is 11:59pm Sunday, Aug 14th

When you leave your comment on my blog,
here's what I'd love to know...

'DO YOU PREFER PASTELS 
OR BOLD & BRIGHT?'

The next stop on the hop is
the most talented....


'Sunshine & Rainbows/Sky's the Limit' Project Recipe:
Cardstock/Designer Paper: American Crafts, 'Candy Shoppe' by Echo Park
Stamps: 'Rainbows & Clouds' by Lil' Inker Designs
Ink:  'Tuxedo Black' Memento,
Tools:  'Rainbows & Clouds' die by Lil' Inker Designs,
Standard Circles die by Spellbinders, Big Shot, Fiskars corner rounder
Sunrays & Swiss Dot EF by Sizzix


'Cloud 9' Project Recipe:
Cardstock/Designer Paper: American Crafts, 'Candy Shoppe' by Echo Park 
Stamps: 'Rainbows & Clouds' by Lil' Inker Designs
Ink:  'Tuxedo Black' Memento,
Tools:  'Rainbows & Clouds' die by Lil' Inker Designs,
Standard Circles die by Spellbinders, Big Shot, Fiskars corner rounder
Swiss Dot EF by Sizzix 
Embellishments: 'Stardust' Stickles by Ranger

78 comments:

Nicole M said...

WOW too cute!! I can't wait til I get my own set! Love the on cloud nine.

Teresa Kline said...

so adorable Julie, luv these girl!

enjoy *~*

Debbie Carriere said...

Love these cards, Julie!! Tough question! Depend on my mood and theme!!!

Amy said...

Your cloud 9 card is just adorable! That glitter is just fabulous and shows up so well in your photo!! Love these Julie!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Fabulous! Love the texture!

hediyelik eşya said...

Marvelous work. I noticed one thing your blog that is, It is great mixture of colors, and the best combination of white, blue and pink, fabulous work.

Jennifer said...

What fun cards!!! So CUTE!!! (=

Julie S. said...

Wow. your cards are so great. I like to use brights.

Shannon White said...

These are all so Adorable! I like the pastels... 8-) I had no idea your guys were doing blog hop today, I actually just recently received my Rainbows & Clouds set and headed over to Laura's blog for a bit of inspiration.. lol

Hugs
Shannon

bosenberries said...

Your polka dots are gorgeous and love that sparkley rainbow!! Enjoying the hop!
Robin

Gretchen said...

adorable cards! Love the embossing and the DP for the clouds on the first one! My favorites are always the bold and brights!

Margriet said...

What a beautiful cards! I prefer the bright colors.

Regards from the Netherlands,
Margriet

Andrea Lee said...

I love all the texture you used on your cards. I also love that you used patterned papers very creatively! Great cards!

Lizscraps said...

Super cute variations on an obvious theme. I like all the detail on die cuts. Love em.

Maureen Merritt said...

Love them all, but loving the bold & bright!

Carolina said...

I always like my blod and bright LOs better in the end, so that must be what I prefer!

Kara said...

love the variety of rainbows you have created!!

Laura Pryor said...

Wow, Julie! These projects are SO great! What a fantastic job you did keeping us all informed and organized. This wouldn't have been possible without you steering the ship! Thanks so much!

Lindsay said...

Love your cards Julie! Love those little clouds!

~Tammy~ said...

I think I prefer the pastels! Great creations with the set and dies!

Houses Built of Cards said...

These are all ADORABLE!!! And as far as pastel or bright, it all depends on my mood and what I'm making - I love BOTH!!!

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yainea said...

Lovely! Your cards are amazing. I love both pastel and bright but I normally use more bright colors :)

Jan said...

too cute!

StampinCathy said...

OMGOSH! Both the cards are just to stinkin cute. I love bold and pastels. It depends what mood I'm in.

judy said...

Adorable cards!

reeree62 said...

Beautiful!!! I also like both...too hard to choose!

Chari M. said...

Oh my! I love all the textures and the polka dots. So fun! I like bold and bright colors.

Giovana said...

Beautiful card Julie!! I personally prefer pastel colors, but once in a while I do bright colors :)

Dana said...

I love these dies!

Jen Carter said...

I love how you kept with a theme with these cards and incorporated a sun into each one!! What a great idea!!

The Lund Five said...

Very Cute! The possibilities are endless!

TraceyJean said...

I'm going to be the little disobedient one who says, "I love neutrals with a bold and bright pop of colour". Great job on the cards...

Laura Isham said...

I love all of the texture on your cards! I like both brights and pastels, but I usually reach for brights!

*Alison* said...

WOW!! This is just beautiful.. I love the textured background.. :) so pretty.. off to the next blog on the hop for more inspiration.. :) HUGS

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cute cards!!! tfs!!!

Chunyuan said...

Both cards are great. I personally like bold and bright color.

Emily Leiphart said...

I love your projects, Julie! The colours and textures are fabulous. As for my personal preference, I love bright and bold!

mommyabbytommy said...

I prefer BOLD AND BRIGHT, no doubt!!! Your samples are so sweet.

sharon g said...

It depends on my mood, but usually I like pastels...

Lisa Petrella said...

Super sweet cards, Julie! LOVIN' all of the polka dots, your color combos, and the happy sentiments!!!

Ruby said...

Luverly cards Julie! Well, I'm sure you could answer this question on my behalf, definitely brights for me!!!

Debbie L said...

My choice is pastels. Your card with the super cute polka-dots is a true winner. Great use of color & patterns. Just love it!!

Keva said...

I'm definitely more of a neutrals girl, but if I had to pick I'd go with pastels!

Love the cards!!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Bold & Bright more than pastel! I love your cards ... so many different ways to use those lovely dies! ;o)

Karen B. said...

Beautiful cards! I love the diversity. I like seeing bold and bright when others design, so I guess I prefer pastels myself.

Joanne Gilch said...

love your cards and the texture that each one projects...lovely!!!!

Romaine said...

More bold and bright, but in love what others can do with pastels; when I am purchasing, I just am not drawn to pastels.
Love the polka dots and the glittery rainbow!

Alicia said...

A bold and bright girl fo' sho'!

thanks for all the help and being an awesome DT coordinator... and your cards are darling too!

steph said...

Beautiful cards, Julie! I prefer bold colors, but just a little touch!

Cassie said...

I love these, Julie! I would say I'm more of a brights girl ;D

Loretta Rodger said...

Just LOVE the clouds, the whimsey really comes out!

Debby said...

Great cards Julie - really show how great these stamps and dies are. As for me, I'm a bold and bright kind of girl!

Jenny said...

Cheerful cards Julie and love the texture too :)
I'm definitely a bold and brights kinda gal :)
Jenny x

Dana said...

Lovely cards! i love bright colors!! Only pastel at easter!!

Susan said...
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Susan said...

s always amazing to see how different colours and textures can change the look of a card so much. Love the die cuts and the close-up of your textured pieces.
In answer to your question, I think I usually gravitate towards pastels!

Angela said...

I'm loving the pretty clouds and rainbows. I think both pastels and bright colors are great! However, I was drawn to the pastels in this post

Lindsey said...

Sweet cards, Julie! I think the second is my favourite, so I guess that means I'm leaning to the brights! Certainly true with my clothes; with cards, it depends on the images, mood, and recipient. :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER cards--you have been so crafty! I love the second one--great colors:) But then again--I LOVE them all:)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Cute cards Julie! Love the fun die cuts!

donna mikasa said...

Great cards, Julie! Can't wait to use the dies! As for colors--I like earth tones so I guess that would be pastels?

maryr917 said...

Love both your cards this die set really is versatile just looking at your cards. In answer to your question- I like bold &bright

Jennifer Roach said...

Great projects. I especially love the sparkly rainbow. As for colours....well I'm not a huge fan of either pastels or brights but I find it easier to work with pastels.

Nancy L. said...

love the polka dots and the different pattern papers!

Lillian Child said...

Perfect for SO many occasions when you want to cheer someone up!

Ashley said...

So, in answer to your question...as meek and as shy as I can be (teehee) I definitely prefer BOLD and BRIGHT on my cards! The more pattern and colors, the BETTER! This stamp and die set is amazingly cool - so many different ways to use it! Thank you for sharing!

Ashley "Scrappin' Pink Piglet"
scrappinpinkpiglet(at)gmail(dot)com

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Super cute cards, Julie!! Love the fun colors & texture!!

Marlena M. said...

Darling cards! ;)

Sue D said...

Great cards! Hard question--I think I prefer pastels a little over bold and bright.

Super Jen said...

Given a choice, I'm bold and bright all the way. Especially when it comes to rainbows!

Vanessa Middleton said...

Adorable cards, Julie!!! I really *want* that die and stamp set. Hmph!!! LOL Gotta start selling some of older crap first. I mean, umm, STUFF! ;)

Carla said...

Wonderful cards...like the embossing in the clouds

Brandi said...

I love them both, but in this case I think the pastels win. It's so common to see a rainbow in bright colors that the pastels are a refreshing change. I also love the glitz of the third card…so eye catching!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Awesome cards! All three are fabulous but the first one has to be my favorite! I love all the embossing!!

Sandy said...

Love your cards. Bold and Brights for me, please!

Jinny Newlin said...

So many fun way to use these fabulous goodies! LOVE that sparkly rainbow!

christian marriage counseling said...

Your polka dots are gorgeous and also those sparkley rainbows are awesome. You done a same work with the bright and contrast colors only.

Prismatics said...

I just searched this blog from bing search engine and enjoyed lot in my first visit. Really awesome work you shared with us. The best thing is your colour selection which is perfect with each other.