Sunday, August 7, 2011

Lil' Inker Designs Kick Off Hop!!


We are so glad you could join us for our very first blog hop for Lil' Inker Designs. If you came here by way of Alicia's blog, you are on the right track! If not, make sure you start at the beginning over at Laura's blog because there are terrific prizes for those who complete the hop by commenting on each blog. There are only 12 blogs and you have a week, so relax and enjoy!  The end date for commenting is Sunday, August 14th at 11:59 PST.

Today the Design Team is featuring the Rainbows and Clouds stamps and matching dies.  Here are the graphics of what they look like:



So what's a Blog Hop without a project?  Let's get started!  I decided that since one of my favorite things about this set of dies are the wonderful clouds, I would focus on them.  You may have cloud dies, oh yes, but do you have cloud dies that give dimension and character?  With that I mean, do you see the perforated lines?  Those are on the die!  I love this little detail that Laura and Ariana included with these clouds!!! 

I die cut several clouds and lightly sponged Spring Rain ink around the perimeter of the clouds.  I love this effect as it give just the hint of color on the otherwise white background.  Then to add dimension to my clouds, the ones on the rainbow are popped up with foam tape several times.


Next I wanted to highlight the fabulous sentiments that are just great to mix and match or use independently.  OMG seriously, look at the font!!  I adore that it is a handwriting font.  So different and unique!


Here is a closeup of the actual "to die for" cloud dies!!!  hehe  Now you can see details!!


Well, goodness that was fun!  Thank you so much for stopping by my blog on the Lil' Inker Blog Hop.  I hope I have given you some inspiration for the Rainbows and Clouds set.  I know it will be well loved at my house!  Please make sure you leave a comment on my blog because Lil' Inker Designs is giving away some pretty terrific prizes!  The deadline for commenting is 11:59pm EST, Sunday, August 14th.

Your next stop on the hop is my good friend Jen's blog......and let me say, she has amazed me with her creativity of this set so far.  I can't wait to see what she's created for the hop today!


Amy Kolling--->You are here!

{You made my day....}
Stamps:  Rainbows and Clouds Stamps (Lil' Inker Designs)
Paper:  SS White, Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise, New Leaf (all PTI)
Ink:  True Black, Spring Rain (all PTI)
Misc:  Rainbows and Clouds Dies (Lil' Inker Designs), Linen and Canvas Impression Plate (PTI), Edgers #1 Dies (PTI), Pink Pearls (Michaels), Foam Tape

74 comments:

Teresa Kline said...

Amy, I luv this...so very sweet...have a super day!

enjoy *~*

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Very cute!!

Debbie Carriere said...

Amy, fantastic card!! Love the layout!

Jennifer said...

LOVE these great clouds and sentiments!! Very CUTE!!! (=

Julie S. said...

I love the details on these clouds...you did an awsome job. Highlighting the clouds really makes them POP. Thank you for sharing.

Shannon White said...

Too Darned Cute!! Love the colors you chose and all the clouds! Fab Sentiment too with the cute little pearls. Just Darling! Thanks so much for the inspiration. 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

bosenberries said...

Really love this, the colours are fab!!
Robin

Gretchen said...

beautiful colors and I love the detailed edge on the white layer!!

Andrea Lee said...

Very cute card! Love the dimension you gave it!

Margriet said...

What a beautiful card. I love the bright colors!

Regards from the Netherlands,
Margriet

Suzanne said...

Fantastic card, Amy! I love the sentiment too, and the edger die on bottom is perfect.

Maureen Merritt said...

Such a fun card :)

Lizscraps said...

it's a sweet happy card loved the border cut of the white overlay. TFS

~Tammy~ said...

I love the color palette of bright pinks, greens and yellow! Fabulous!

Kara said...

so cute!! love the 'stitching' on the cloud dies!!

Carolina said...

Beautiful design. You are right, these clouds are CUTE!

Laura Pryor said...

Amy this is such a cute design! I love the use of pink and I love what you did with the clouds. It really makes them POP off the background. The little pink baubles really bring your eye to the sentiment! Great work and thank you SO much!

Lindsay said...

Love this card Amy! Such a fun design and ack! I love those clouds!

Christina said...

Your card is so cheerful and fun! I love the focus on those darling clouds, and your scattering of pearls is just perfect!

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

LOVE your card! So happy and cheerful!

Lynn said...

So sweet!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Completely adorable and fun card! Love the bright colors!!!

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StampinCathy said...

This is so adorable and love the colors and bling. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOVE every bit of this GORGEOUS card!!!

judy said...

Love your adorable card!!

Chari M. said...

Love this! I am swooning over the little clouds in all of these projects. My favorite part of this project is that you used both sizes of clouds with the one rainbow.

reeree62 said...

Just LOVE this! The sponging on the cloud edges makes them pop!! Beautiful!

Jen Carter said...

This is wonderful!! I love all the clouds you used and sponged! I also love that you used the smallest rainbow! It looks fabulous! Very cute!!

Giovana said...

So pretty! Love the bright colors!

Dana said...

Love this! So cute!

Laura Isham said...

This card is so, so sweet! Loved seeing your project!

The Lund Five said...

Very Cute Card!!

*Alison* said...

this is beautiful.. :) I love that you brought the pink from the rainbow into the background of the card :) off to the next blog on the hop for more inspiration.. :) HUGS
familybubbles (at) hotmail (dot) com

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cute card!!!! tfs!!!

Chunyuan said...

Love this card. Bright color and edge die work perfect with Lil inker's set.

sharon g said...

The farther along I get on the blog hop, the more I appreciate what can be done with these adorable dies...

Lisa Petrella said...

So clean, fresh, and cheerful, Amy!!!! LOVE THIS! The inking on the edges of the clouds is perfect! And I'm LOVIN' the font of those sweet sentiments in this set too!!!

Ruby said...

The fonts are gorgeous aren't they! A perfect match for your happy card! Love it!

Silke Ledlow said...

Over the top cuteness Amy!!! I love your sweet rainbow card! The clouds rock!
Also, *CONGRATS* on making the team!!! I'm looking forward to more cards :) !!! Hugs ~S~

Karen B. said...

This is so cute, Amy! Love your bright colors and fun design.

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Super sweet! So bright & cheerful! ;o)

Chan said...

I'm lovin' this card, Amy!! I love the light sponging on the clouds, the Edgers die-cut bottom, and how the bright colours *pop* against the white background! Awesome!

Judy G said...

Very Cute! Thank you.

Romaine said...

So fun, and I do love the dottede lines on the edge!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is so beautiful, Amy! I love the different layers of clouds and sprinkling of pearls around the sentiment!

Alicia said...

Darling Amy. Love how you worked those clouds and those tiny pearls, fab!

yainea said...

Adoreble card, you made the clouds look even more cute :)

mommyabbytommy said...

What a sweet card.

steph said...

SUPER cute card, AMY! You rocked it, as usual!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

What a fun card.

Cassie said...

Lovely card, Amy! Who doesn't love rainbows?!

Debby said...

Amy, I love how you highlighted the edges of the clouds and the use of great colours.

Jenny said...

Totally gorgeous card, I love the detail on the clouds too :)
Jenny x

Dana said...

Lovely card!!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

WONDERFUL use of those dies and stamps, AMy! The slight subtle sponging around the clouds was a great idea.

Susan said...

What a bright and cheerful card. The pink background with the rainbow just makes things pop. Love the clouds and the way you've popped them out to add dimension.

Leigh said...

Wow, those cloud dies are adorable and I love how you used them on your cute card!

Jennifer Roach said...

Very pretty! I love the colours you selected.

Nancy L. said...

SUPER CUTE!

Lillian Child said...

Simply delightful!!!!

christy compton hall said...

Oh, I'm in LOVE with your card, Amy!!! Great girly colors! :)

Ashley said...

So very cute! You're right, I absolutely LOVE the little details on the clouds - give it that whimsical element that makes it even more fun to use! Thank you for sharing!

Ashley "Scrappin' Pink Piglet"
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Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Super cute!!

Marlena M. said...

Darling card. Wonderful way to showcase those clouds and rainbow. ;)

Sue D said...

Your card makes me happy!

Kristin said...

Love it- so cute... I've never heard of these before... Such enabling :)

Laurie said...

Hey!!! This is so adorable! I LOVE howy ou have layered the clouds and the little bling around the sentiment? SO cute!! I really just need to cave and buy these right? :)

Joanne Gilch said...

AND you made my day a lil brighter with this card..thanks.

Super Jen said...

Inspiration galore. I feel a purchase coming on!

Vanessa Middleton said...

I really love how you used the border/edge punch on this card and the little hot pink pearls around the sentiment are the perfect little embellishment. CUTE!

Carla said...

Your card is also wonderful, like it very much

Brandi said...

Love the clouds. Love the pink.

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

Your card made my day a little brighter! Love the colors!

Michelle said...

Oh, Amy! This card just makes me smile!

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