Wednesday, January 23, 2013

{Lil' Inker Designs} January Release Blog Hop: Day 3 + A Farewell


Welcome to {Day 3} of the Lil' Inker Designs January Release Blog Hop! You should've arrived from Debby Hughes' blog. If not, you'll want to start at Laura Pryor's blog for all the details. Both the core team and the colour team are providing inspiration using products from this month's release.


Today, I'm showcasing the Sugar Kissed Cottage: Snarky Lady I stamp set. This is the first in a new series and those of you who are looking for more mature characters to colour will love this one. The sentiments are hilarious! I enjoyed pairing this lady with the Mini Party Die Set, Balloon Builders Stamp Set and some pretty papers from Kaisercraft's Pickled Pear paper pad.

If you'd like to purchase any of the release products now, just click on the graphics below. :)




Here are the blogs you'll want to visit today for a chance to win one of two $10 store credits. The prizes are hidden on the design team blogs so the more you comment this week, the better your chances of winning!


Please head on over to Isha Gupta's blog where she has an adorable card featuring Bunny Star! Thank you so much for hopping with us during this month's fabulous release!

The Farewell

And now for the sad news. This is my last release with the Lil' Inker Designs design team. Looking up at that long list of talented designers and friends, I can't even describe how much it hurts to say goodbye. However, I have been needing extra time for myself and this led to the difficult choice of having to give up one of my teams. This doesn't mean that one is better or more important than the other. Lil' Inker Designs has been so great to me and I will always be grateful for the amazing opportunities this team has brought me. Thank you, Laura!!

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35 comments:

Tracy said...

WOW! You've used that DP so perfectly with the image. So sorry to see you leave the team. Your designs are fantastic. TFS!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, that paper is so perfect with your design and the colors and coloring are amazing. Love this. Sad to not see your lil inkers creations any more :(

Olivia said...

Amazing job. .such a creative use of dies and stamps. Best of luck in everything in the future.

Jeri Darr said...

Fantastic card! Snarky Lady may be my favorite! Good luck on all your future endeavors!

Glenda J said...

Great card! Great colours and fabulous design. Love the sentiment. You will be missed but I know you'll take full advantage of your bit of extra down time. ;) HUGS!

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! This is wonderful. I really love the stylish image with that fabulous paper and great sentiment too!
Thank you for a fun 3 day hop!
Sue

maria f. said...

Will miss your work here, Emily, but talk about going out in style! What a fabulous card.

Jen W. said...

I'm sad that you're leaving this team but you're certainly going out with a bang. This card is gorgeous!

Jessi Fogan said...

This paper was MADE for a gal like this! Love the pretty balloons - and you know I'm loving the snarky :) Kudos to you for taking the time you need, Emily!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Love your card! That image is amazing as is your coloring of it.

Anne Temple said...

Fabulous card! I love how you paired the image and the balloons together.

Houses Built of Cards said...

FABULOUS card!!! LOVE the beautiful colors you used! And I will miss seeing you Lil' Inker projects - but totally understand and wish you ALL the best!!! Enjoy your extra time!!!

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Jocelyn Olson said...

Whoa! This card is unbelievably gorgeous, Emily! The coloring is fantastic. Way to rock the different stamps in such an elegant way. I'm sorry it's your last LID post--you've done such a great job with the dies and stamps!

Cynthia said...

Fun sentiment and fabulous design, Emily. The dp coordinates perfectly with this vintage lady.

Theresa said...

So nostalgic! Great job!!

Alyssa S said...

What a perfect pairing of papers and stamp sets/dies! So fun!

So sad to see you go!! Hopefully you get that much needed *me* time! :o)

Kristie Goulet said...

Great job! Love what you have done with this stamp set!

Jingle said...

This card is absolutely GORGEOUS! So sorry to hear you are stepping down, but I totally understand!

Miriam Prantner said...

That paper is perfect! I love the image and that she has balloons! So sorry to hear that you won't be designing for LID anymore, I always love seeing what you create, but it sounds like this is the right move for you.

Laura Pryor said...

Emily - this is absolutely fantastic! Perfect papers and perfect coloring and I am just amazed at how natural she looks holding the balloons - like the image was designed that way!! WOW!!!!!
You have done amazing things for LID! I am so proud to have had you as part of our little family! I wish you only the best, friend!
Love,
Laura

Sue D said...

Beautiful card--love the dp you used. Sorry to see you go.

Lindsey said...

I do like this set -- she's so demure-looking, and the sentiments, not so much. I love how you paired her with that beautiful patterned paper. Sorry you're leaving Lil' Inker, but one less source of temptation for me, I guess. :P

Alicia Thelin said...

Oh, how I will miss you and your lovely art. Please keep doing what your are doing! xxoo. Beautiful, BEAUTIFUL card by the way. :)

PJ said...

Oh I just love love love your Snarky Lady 1. Awesome card! My fav Snarky card of the hop! Good luck in the future and thanks for sharing with us. I'm always inspired!

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous!! Lee-Ann :)

keeleykats said...

Beautiful!

Karen B. said...

Methinks your should have saved this for a publication it is that outstanding.

Moosisk said...

Sorry to see you go, but understand how it goes. I love your card and your choice of paper is perfect. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors and your coloring of the image is terrific! Great paper choice too.
DeniseB

lostinpaper said...

Stunning card Emily! You will be missed on this team, your cards are always amazing!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow what an amazing card...the colouring is fantastic and the paper you used is perfect. I am so sad to hear you are leaving. I love visiting your blog and seeing what you come up with because of your style and innovation. I will continue to visit you and wish you all the best.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is amazing! And a beautiful card to say goodbye with! I LOVE the sentiment, and at first you totally don't expect it when you look at the beautiful antique look, hehehe! All of those sentiments just crack me up!

alexandra s.m. said...

STUNNING!
I could stare at it forever!!
TFS~

canadian_liner said...

Emily, what a beautiful, wistful card design for your farewell to LID. I just picture you (the elegant lady!) releasing one of those balloons... Knowing when to step back is a sign of wisdom. XXX

Wendy ten Hove said...

Wauw, Emily, this looks so very original! I love it!! Gorgeous combination of greens!! And love the background paper, gives it this amazing look and feel!! Pretty!! Too bad you will stop in the DT, but I totally understand, I'm happy now that I'm not in a DT, 'cause I need time for other things and I craft only when I feel like it and not 'cause I have to. But it's sad to say goodbye and will miss your pretty cards for the releases!!!
Hugs, Wendy