Category Archives: Die Cutting

Never too old.

Today’s card brings back that cute little elephant stamp & die set Unforgettable from WPlus9. I actually combined three different stamp sets here to create a card that isn’t gender specific. Making feminine cards with flowers and pretty things comes easily to most stampers, we often neglect to make cards for the men in our lives — at least the men who aren’t big fans of flowery stuff. My dad loves a good bouquet on a card with gooey talk oozing on the inside. 🙂
Celebrate - Wplus9
The elephant was stamped, die cut and colored with SU! Blendabilities two times. I actually snipped the head off of the second and layered over the first to make his cute little noggin pop to life.
Celebrate Card
My Misti came in quite handy with the three different images underneath the elephant. Celebrate comes from the set Celebrate Big from My Favorite Things. The stars and other greeting comes from Lil’ Inker’s You’re Invited stamp set.
Celebrate Card
Happy stamping to you my friends, please leave a comment to let me know you stopped by!


Green Balloons & Elephants

Elephants. Who would think I’d be so taken by such an animal?! When I saw this super sweet stamp set from WPlus9,  Unforgettable,  I had a moment of internal little girl squealing.

First the SU! Blendabilites came out to brighten this tiny stamped darling. Sad to say, but — SU! has discontinued them. Non the less I’m working on my alcohol marker skills in hopes of procuring a set of Copic markers in the near future. In the VERY near future. In the meantime I am having a stellar time experimenting with coloring again.
The die cut balloon is slipped into two slits cut on either side of his little trunk. Backed by polka dot embossed card stock the little guy pops. Did you notice the color choice I made? Olive green? yah I like to push the color envelope. I really think this combination works.
Thanks for visiting!


_B9A3721 _B9A3710-2 Teen-tiny valentinesSome teeny-tiny valentines here.

What is more precious than a valentine? a little-itty-bitty one of course! Last night I sat at my desk with a new stamp set with a coordinating die from Recollections. How could I resist making these cards and envelopes, I am going to make a stack and send them out to all my nieces and nephews to let them know I’m thinking of them. Why go big when you can go small, right? 🙂

My friend Cath…


What I like about Cath’s new blog is the freedom the create as you’d wish, I invite you to check it out and enjoy the creative ride she’s sure to take you on — Hip & Hooray.

Cath’s first inspiration piece…


My project, I was a mix of ideas. I’ve been wanting to use some feather files on my Silhouette, then I saw a gift my daughter had made for me many years ago… a dream catcher. So I created my own cut files and a different kind of birthday card was born. I love the idea of making and giving something that can be hung and/or displayed. But being made out of paper, the recipient doesn’t need to keep it forever. Just long enough to spark a smile. I don’t ever want to burden anyone with the idea that they have to keep a handmade item forever. Keep it only as long as it inspires a happy thought. IMG_4469

Lil’ Inker February Hop, Day two –
Lot’s of fun going on here, especially if you are
joining the entire hop.
If so, you’ve made your way here from Laura’s blog,
& next you’ll head on over to Alyssa’s little creative haven.

Honestly, I had a ball working with this new product.
Between the stamps and the die images, I can’t seem to go wrong!

Today I made a tag, super simple again:

LIDJan2014HopBestTag (1 of 3) LIDJan2014HopBestTag (2 of 3) LIDJan2014HopBestTag (3 of 3)

Here’s the new product I used on this gift tag:
It's Today Right

 I am dying over these stick figures, and the font is so fresh.

Stitched Hearts
Anytime Tags SetDon’t forget to leave some lovin’ comments on each blog,
perhaps you’ll be the winner this month!

 Happy creating!



FebruAry Hop: Some Lil’ Inker Lovin’.

Here we are hoppin’ again… you’ve made you way from Laura’s blog,
Next you’ll head to Alyssa’s blog for some stunning inspiration.

Valentine’s Day always sneaks up on me.
It’s like I’m still recovering from Christmas, my birthday & New Years.
Then there was a family vacation to Disneyland & L.A. last week.
Wednesday is my son’s 14th birthday, Saturday is my 23rd wedding Anniversary.
Let’s just say that blessings come one right after another as of late. 🙂

Because of my lack of time…. I’m SOOOO glad for Lil’ Inker’s mad skilz….
& our frequent hops involving darling new product.
February Blog Hop Graphic Laura has come up with some supa’-darling dies and stamps
that make card making so easy. I mean really easy.

This card involves three card stocks, two dies, one stamp and two inks.
The ease of creation and balance lies in the fact that I repeated the colors:

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Check out this months releases that I used on my card:
Cloudy Sky Die-2Stitched HeartsStay Beautiful StampsBe sure to comment on each blog in the hop for a
chance at a prize for the Lil’ Inker store!

Happy creating!

Lil’ Inker “Newbie” Hop!

Boy oh boy, are you in the right place at the right time.
Especially if you made your way here from Laura’s blog.
A bit of a surprise hop here,
and a gift for you:
LID 15 Off Sale AdIn addition, Laura is giving away a $15 store credit.
So, comment away!

I’d like to take this creative opportunity to share some
exciting Lil’ Inker news,
we have NEW Design Team Members!
First of all let me share a new project
to get your creative juices going…

LIDJan2014ThankCard (1 of 3) LIDJan2014ThankCard (2 of 3) LIDJan2014ThankCard (3 of 3)I used the following Lil’ Inker products –
On The Diagonal Die, You’re Invited Stamp Set, & the Mini Bow Die.

Now for the “Newbies”!
Check out their blogs and wish them the warmest of welcomes.
Heather Campbell
Kristen Foreman
Maureen Merritt

Head on over to Alyssa’s blog to see
what she has in store for you…