Thursday, July 28, 2011

I Design for Lil' Inker Designs!

I'm so excited to announce that I'll be designing for Lil' Inker Designs! As you all know, Laura Pryor, the owner of Lil' Inker is a 2011 Stamping Royalty winner and super talented. I noticed her company immediately when she released her first three sets with graphic designer Ariana Grant. When Laura appointed Julie Ranae as her design team coordinator, a spot on the Lil' Inker team was even more desirable. Thank you for letting me be a part of this incredible team!

I wanted to use the Pinwheels die and stamp set for my design team debut because I've never seen anything like it. It's absolutely adorable and I had so much fun die cutting all the blades! I panicked a little when I realized that I didn't have any wooden sticks or skewers for my pinwheel. Then I was relieved to find that the flag pole from Sentiment Flags works wonderfully. What a great way to mix-and-match sets!

All of the patterned paper on this card, including the dark grey that covers the entire front of the card, is from Echo Park's Be Mine Collection. I hadn't planned on the post for the pinwheel being in the same spot as the vertical ledger lines on the paper but it worked out perfectly! The punched hearts were made with two different punches and I used an Iron Orchid Designs stamp to add pink text to the light grey side of the pinwheels.

What I love most about the Pinwheels set is the versatility of both the die and the sentiments. The pinwheels themselves can have as many or as few blades as you want and the sentiments will work for a lot of other wind-related images. The die cuts flawlessly and the letters stamp clearly in all types of ink. Run, don't walk, to the Lil' Inker store and grab Pinwheels for yourself because I guarantee you'll have endless fun with it!

Thank you so much for stopping by today to share this wonderful bit of news with me. You can read a little more about me on the Lil' Inker Designs Blog HERE. Lil' Inker Designs will be having its inaugural Blog Hop on August 8th so be sure to join us then. :)

Sources: SU Basic Gray cardstock; Echo Park Be Mine Collection; Lil' Inker Designs Pinwheels & Sentiment Flags; Unity+Iron Orchid Designs Provencial Collection - My Dear; SU Pink Passion & Basic Gray inks; Versafine Smokey Gray ink; Ranger blending tool; QuicKutz Epic Six; SU silver brad; Marvy heart punch; EK Success Heart to Heart punch; Stampin' Dimensionals

51 comments:

Ujjwal said...

Thats a great news and a great great card to start with! Congratulations :)

Tejal said...

Congratulations..and what a superb card..love it..simply pinkalicious!

Thanks for introducing me to another site where I can drool on!!

Saskia said...

Congratulations Emily!!!

Great, beautiful card!

Saskia :)

Debby said...

Wohoo Emily, so looking forward to working with you! Amazing intro post and fab card too!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oeh, this is fun!!! Such a cute windmill!!! Love it!!
Hugs, Wendy

Lynn said...

Gorgeous design Emily...I love the little hearts coming out the top...sending love. Very, very sweet!

Jen W. said...

Congrats on making the DT! Love the colours and the sweet pinwheel. :)

Brenda said...

Congratulations Emily! And what a way to start as new DT member! Love that pinwheel but I also love that background paper! Superb!

Karen B. said...

Congratulations to you! I can't wait to see what you come up with! This project is so fun, and the colors are lovely.

Laura Pryor said...

Yayyyy!!! Emily, I'm so excited to be working together! I love your designs and today's is just AWESOME! I love the hearts coming out of the pinwheel and it is 100% genius to combine the flag pole stamp from the Sentiment Flags set with it!!

Erin said...

Congrats Emily, you certainly deserve it!!! I love the Echo Pak background and the sentiment :)

lotte chew said...

WOWWWWWWW FAB card!!!

Shauna K said...

congrats, Emily!!!! That's awesome :D you totally deserve it :D *huge huggs* and I'm totally lovin this card- love the lil hearts floatin away at the top :)

~amy~ said...

yahoooooo....congrats....love that pinwheel!

Angela said...

yippee! hooray! Way to go! You're already rocking the Lil' Inker goodies -- can't wait to see what else you come up with!
Oh, and I bet little D would love his very own mommy-made pinwheel someday!

Sarah said...

Love it, Emily! So excited to see what else you come up with.

Jocelyn Olson said...

Wa hooo!!! I'm so excited for you!! I've been seeing the LI pinwheel everywhere lately, and you're right, it's super fun! I love how you stamped the light side of the paper--it looks great. Yeah!

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

HUGE, HUGE, HUGE congrats my friend! I haven't 'gone out' for a team since Twinery and this was one I REALLY wanted to- but I just dont' have time right now, LOL! So, I'm gonna be living vicariously through your blog because I am SOOOO happy for ya- you are a match made in heaven w/ them! YAYYYYYY!

Tenia Nelson said...

super cute card and congrats!! yay!!!

Lisa said...

Great card, and congrats on the DT spot!

donna mikasa said...

Woo hooo! Congrats, Emily!! Lil' Inkers is sooo lucky to have you on board--it's a perfect fit! Love your super cute card! Can't wait to see more...

agdesigns said...

Just gorgeous!!!

Jen Carter said...

Love, love, love this and I am so excited for you!! I really like that you used the lined paper as a background, especially with the flourishes as it adds that fun movement look! Super, super cute!!

Karin said...

I love her stuff, so I'm thrilled you will be showcasing it for us! The pin wheel makes me smile and think of summer as a kid! Congrats Emily, well deserved!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations Emily!!! (=

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Congrats!!!!

Meg said...

What a fantastic card to start your new design team gig!!! Love how sophisticated the pinwheel looks in pink and grey (and with that fabulous text stamp on it). Lil' Inkers are so lucky to have your talent and creativity on their team! Can't wait to see what other awesome creations you make!

Jenny said...

Many congrats Emily and what a fun card to start with, love the pinwheel. Your going to be so busy in your new craftroom :)
Jenny x

Sue McRae said...

Love your pinwheel card, so fun and congrats on your news!

Alicia said...

Yay you! Great card too, fab.

Glenda J said...

Congrats and I love your fabulous card!

BabyBokChoy said...

Huge congrats, that's so awesome!

Amy said...

Oh I'm soo excited for you!!! What a fun adventure! Love your use of the sentiment flags for the pinwheel "stick"!

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

fabulous news and fabulous company. i can't wait to see what you do!!!

Lindsey said...

I'm with Meg -- you've made a pinwheel look sophisticated! Beautiful card in every way. Congrats on your new design team... I've been really impressed so far with how classy Lil' Inkers is.

Emily Keaton said...

This is beautiful, Emily! I love your sweet pinwheel. Congratulations on your latest DT position--I know you'll be a huge asset to Lil Inker!!

Vicky Hayes said...

Great news on the DT position - you'll make some fab cards with these! This one is beautiful with its pink and grey colour scheme and that great background.

Janna Werner said...

Oh my, Emily! I LOOOOOVE this one! how cute is this?!

Isha said...

Huge Congratulations Emily...I am looking forward to seeing all those lovely creations you create with these stamps. YAY!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Congrats, Emily!! This is fabulous news---HOOOOORAY! You will do a fabulous job on this team--sooooooo excited for you and for the creations you will share:) LOVE LOVE LOVE!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Many Congratulations Emily, fantastic news, looking forward to seeing your gorgeous makes, hugs Gay xxx

Kary said...

Hi Emily! Congrats!!! Woohoo! Sorry I've been rather quiet, been away, just trying to catch up on things and saw this. So happy for you!

Scrapcollectr said...

Congrats! This card proves that you deserve it! Lovely at every turn! *smile*

kasia c. said...

Gorgeous! Love the colours, and that pinwheel is so super fabulous!
CONGRATS!!! Yay! I'm so happy for you and your new DT position. :)

lynn said...

congrats, emily, on your new dt spot! what a precious card the pinwheel makes!--so cute!

Lorraine said...

Congrats on the DT position, Emily! Can't wait to see your creations! This card is just gorgeous! Love the design and colors!

onecraftymama said...

Congratulations, Emily! What great news ;) This is a new company to me, so I'll look forward to seeing more from you (& them!)
Love the punny sentiment - and the sweet hearts!

Julie E said...

Congrats! That is one cute card - the pinwheel die is such a great shape!

Chan said...

Fantastic card, Emily! Love the grey and pink pinwheel!

Annette said...

This card is just too cute..

Vanessa Middleton said...

I saw your card when it was featured on the Lil' Inker blog I believe, it was one of my faves!!! I actually ended up buying the die and stamp set but haven't tried it out yet. Hopefully SOON! Really love this and congratulations!!! :)