Friday, January 20, 2012

Lil' Inker Designs January Release Blog Hop {Day 5} + Bonus Valentine's Release

Welcome to {Day 5} of the Lil' Inker Designs January Release Blog Hop! Laura is doing a re-cap of the week's projects and releases on her blog as well as introducing the surprise bonus release featuring Of the Heart dies and sentiment stamps and 2 Cute Ink's Hamster Cupid.

My first card features the Hamster Cupid on Broadway. He's performing in a show called XOXO, complete with a flashy sign made with the Flags & Tags stamps and a glittery outfit. LOL This little guy is smaller than Sweet Bee and Cutie Cat so his mini size makes him easier to colour, or paper piece like I did here, and perfect for smaller card layouts like this one.

My second card features the new Of the Heart dies as a cloud of love at the bottom of the larger Rainbow & Clouds dies. When I came up with the concept of organizing the die cut - yes, perforated - hearts into a cloud shape, I never imagined it would take me so many attempts but I was finally able to get it grouped just right. One more pattern of pink may have made it slightly easier but this is a design I could use for my husband or even a close friend.

Check out the bonus release with the following design team members:

Remember, if you comment on every designer's blog each day this week, you have 36 chances of winning a $10 gift certificate to the Lil' Inker Store or both Sweet Bee and Cutie Cat stamp sets!

Thank you so much for stopping by this week to enjoy this mega release with Lil' Inker Designs. I know you will have a great time playing with these new goodies!

Sources for XOXO: SU Real Red, Naturals White, Pool Party, Pink Pirouette & So Saffron cardstock; Lil' Inker Designs + 2 Cute Ink Hamster Cupid; Lil' Inker Designs Flags & Tags stamp set; Memories black ink; SU Pool Party ink; Tim Holtz for Ranger Tattered Rose & Antique Linen distress inks; Ranger Stickles in Xmas Red & Yellow; foam tape

Sources for Love Ya: Gina K Designs pure luxury white cardstock; Echo Park Life is Good Collection; Lil' Inker Designs Of the Heart dies & stamps and Rainbows & Clouds dies; Memories black ink; foam tape; We R Memory Keepers corner chomper

44 comments:

Julie Ranae said...

Em...I especially love what you did with the hearts and rainbows...so clever!

Jen Carter said...

A pink hamster!! Oh my, how cute! The hearts at the end of the rainbow is so creative!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oh, these are sooooo cute!!! I love that hamster card!! You've been going strong with the hamsters, hi hi! These put a huge smile on my face, Emily!!
Hugs, Wendy

Barb said...

K...i love everything you make, but the hearts at the end of the rainbow are just amazing. i adore that lil pink hamster cupid and the subtle houndstooth background on the tag...love it all!

onecraftymama said...

That little cupid is super cute & cuddly looking, but I've got to throw my hat down to that heart cloud...awesomesauce :)

Renee said...

So adorably fun...
love your little pink guy...
and just adore the heart rainbow...
fabby cards! :)

Sue D said...

So cute--love the hamster and the rainbow you created.

Lisa said...

That hamster's a hoot Emily :) I LOVE your second card with the hearts as the cloud- clever!! The array of colors you used is jsut beautiful!

Mommy said...

Love both cards! Love the heart clouds so much! Adorable!

Laura Pryor said...

SQUEEEE!!!!! These are all so fantastic. I don't know where to begin. LOVE everything....CLEVER use of the hearts at the end of the rainbow! Thanks, Em!!!

Marlena M. said...

Brilliant work, Emily! I really love that unique rainbow and dancing hamster. ;)

Trisha said...

Hearts and rainbows card adorable. Love the hamster stamp also. Great job. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

shescrafty said...

So cute and clever!!

Super Jen said...

Both of these samples are right up my alley. I especially like the tone on tone (on tone) mat on the first card and the cloud of hearts on the second.

Creations by Shirl said...

Both cards are just adorable... love the kitty cat and the hearts... Awesome images..
Have super weekend Emily!

BabyBokChoy said...

Wow, these are absolutely adorable!!! Great great cards!!!

Early HAPPY DRAGON YEAR to you!!! ;)

Jingle said...

These are both great, but that first card may just be on the list of cutest things EVER!!!!

littlen said...

very cute cards. tfs.

Lisa Petrella said...

Awww...that little hamster is sweet as pie!!! And I LOVE what you did with the hearts and rainbow!! SOOOO CUTE!

lynn said...

a pink hamster...too cute, emily! and i love your cluster of hearts at the end of the rainbow!

reeree62 said...

LOVE the hearts & rainbow card!!! Gorgeous!

Nancy L. said...

love the rainbow card!

Inkyfingers said...

I am in love with your beeeeeeeatiful rainbow card. Just gorgeous.
Hugs
Carol x

canadian_liner said...

Wow--what a creative week for you, Emily! The pink hamster is a hoot-reminds me of a baby pig, but he's so appealing. I covet that houndstooth label stamp...Beautiful job with the rainbow--all the putzing with the hearts worked out so well. Enjoy your weekend.

Deborah R said...

Cute! Love what you did with the hearts as clouds.

April said...

Truly delightful!!! I love both cards, but I have always had a soft spot for rainbows!

Karen L said...

That little cupid hamster is way cute and Wow...your heart rainbow is amazing...so creative!

Annette said...

ok the first card totally cracks me up...he is so adorable and fun...I love it... and the second one is so amazing...I love how you put hearts at the end of the rainbow..so awesome Emily...

Beebeebabs said...

Both cards are sooooo cute tfs!!!

Jen aka Scrapalajen said...

Emily, love the hamster cupid card! He's sooo cute! I also love your heart Rainbow card. Love the idea of having the hearts at the end of the rainbow.

Denisse said...

oh my gosh! your cards are SO cute! i love that rainbow of hearts!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the rainbow hearts! ;o)

Tiffany said...

Teehee! Wonderful cards! Just the sweetest images! Love it!

Jennifer said...

GREAT cards, Emily!! That hampster is too cute and I LOVE those hearts and rainbow!!! (=

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE that first card--I love that you colored him pink! ADORABLE:)

Scrapcollectr said...

Creative as ever, Emily! That is one cute hamster... *smile*

Lindsey said...

I like the first card but LOVE the second! Your LID projects this week have been terrific.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Fabulous cards Emily, Love the rainbow and that cute bear is just gorgeous, I love his little wings, Gay xxx

Jocelyn Olson said...

I think these two may be my faves of this release. The first card is so sweet and a great layout. The second card has the fab hearts/cloud and papers. Really cool cards, Emily!

Brenda said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous Emily, but that flying hamster (which I actually thought was a pig without a tail!) just make me smile!!!

Sarah said...

These are both gorgeous! What pretty cards. Such talent.

MicheyMoo said...

Ack!! How cute are these!! Cupid Hamster has the ca-utest wee face!! I love his shiny wings (that are way too tiny to carry him anywhere, lol).
But I love, love, love this rainbow and hearts number! It's stunning! xx

Jen W. said...

I think all these hamster stamps are coming out just for you! Love the houndstooth sign and his glittery wings - so darn cute! And your cloud of love is fabulous!

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

the cupid is soooooo cute, but I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the rainbow. Just beautiful.