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Friday, September 4, 2015

September New Release Day 2!

Well, hello there!!! Thank you so much for all your comments and positive feedback yesterday! It's so greatly appreciated!!!

I'm here for release hop day 2 with some new projects showcasing our new stamps and dies.

Did you get a chance to check out the new video? I've created a new video for you giving you an in depth review of everything new this release plus an exclusive look at some new stamps arriving later this Fall!

I got very CHATTY so grab your coffee and come get chatty with me!

Here is another look at everything we've released in the store.

This brand new set of Apple Dies, Teacher Talk Stamps and Teacher Word Die are really so fun! We really love the apples featured in these products because they are a modern and fun take on a traditional apple element, but of course we've included stamps and dies that will help you achieve that traditional looking apple as well.

Here's a great look at cards from Designers Jen Carter and Heather Hoffman showing you how this set contrasts between modern and traditional.

 Modern apples in fun, bright colors with heart leaf topper!

Traditional - Still fun and bright colors but uses the elements in the set that give these apples a traditional feel.

Our Wrappers Delight Lattice Die is so unique! It's a fresh take on our Cover Up Dies. It's large enough to cover most of the front of your card but there is a special spot for stamping or focal die cuts. This is such a retro pattern but there is something about it that makes it great for Fall and an awesome background for both our apples and pumpkins from this release! Karen Baker and I collabed on this idea and she did an amazing job bringing it to life!

Here's a great example of this die in action from Design Team Member, Amy Kolling!

Our So Thankful Stamps and So Thankful Label Die just plain ROCK!!!! I am so digging the hand illustrated sentiments in this set which work awesomely for both Thanksgiving and thank you cards in general. The label die has a coordinating frame stamp and fit just about every stamp in this set, but can be used with lots of other stamps you already have in your collection. LOVE THAT!!!

Here's some great examples of these new goodies in action by our Design Team Members Maureen Merrit, Laura Williams and one from me too!

Our Seen On Halloween Stamps and Dies are among some of my favorites from this release! I think it's because, well, they're pretty and fun, but also because they coordinate with so many things we've previously released for Halloween and more. You know we always consider building versatility into the products we design for you and I think we've done a great job of that here!

Witch stamp coordinates with our Bats & Broomsticks Die
Ghost Stamp coordinates with our Stitched Ghosts Die Set

Not only do these dies coordinate with the Seen On Halloween Stamps but the pumpkin dies in this set have lots of special and versatile uses! We've included Dual Stitching where we thought it worked best and most decoratively. This feature makes for some fun shaker cards!
The pumpkin dies each have their own, additional, separate dies that add a stitched texture to the body of the pumpkins. These pumpkins also coordinate with our new Pumpkin Faces Dies and Boo & Faces 2 Stamps giving you so many design options built into this one die set.
These also coordinate with our Boo & Faces Stamp Set released last year. There are so many possibilities here and I'm just so happy about that. It really gives you a lot of bang for your buck!

In addition to coordinating with our Seen On Halloween Dies, Our Pumpkin Faces Dies would awesome on their own and also coordinate with our Stitched Ghosts Dies and Ghost Border Die too!

Here are some terrific examples from our Design Team Members using Seen On Halloween Stamps and Dies and Pumpkin Faces Dies.

Our Here for the Boos Stamp Set was a collaboration again with Sarah Jay. How fun is the Boos & Booze sentiment? It may not be for everyone and that's okay! I just thought it was too cute a coincidence not to include in this set. This set does a lot more too! It's terrific for Halloween party invitations and general Halloween notes.

Here are a couple of fan - boo boo - tastic examples using this stamp set from our Design Team Members! 

Our Boo & Faces 2 Stamps takes the Pumpkin Faces Dies and makes them inkable but in slightly different sizes. I just felt the need to be able to ink these images as well as being able to die cut them so I combined the faces stamps with a couple of fun and buildable stamps.

Our Boo Word Die is actually really fun! I love word dies because they're very affordable and they can do so very much! I love the font we've used for this die and I think it will make for very fast and fun cards for Halloween!

Here are some awesome projects from our designers using our new Boo Word Die.

I have a few more projects to share with you today that I made using our Seen On Halloween Stamps and Dies together with our Cover Up Die: Stitched Woodgrain as well as our Ombré Stripes and Ombré Chevrons paper pads and a hint of twine.

These are all 4.25" square cards that came together so quickly and easily and they were really FUN to make. Squee!

We are giving away three $15 gift certificates to our store! In order to be eligible to win one of these prizes please leave a comment for our designers along your way today and we'll be choosing winners from one of our designers' blogs. Comment by September 7th at 11:30 PM EST in order to be eligible.

Here is a list of everyone participating in today's hop:

LID Blog <<--------You are here!

Before I let you go, here is a sneak peek look at our new and improved Nuts About You Stamp Set. We have a list a mile long of people waiting for this stamp set and it's been out of stock forever! I wanted to breathe new life into it and make it the best it could be for you! If you loved our original and love its coordinating Acorn Die you're going to be be pleasantly surprised. 

Our sentiments have been revised with a fresh but still quirky font. Some of them have been removed and some new ones added like "You're a little nutty". The faces are all larger and the acorn bottom is larger as well.  We also have a revised Acorn Die Set coming for you as well! It's a set of 3 acorns and 2 leaves.
I was going to do a pre-sale for these items, but that's just bad ju ju, LOL. I prefer to have things in my possession before I sell them so as soon as these are available I'll do some posts and you can get your hands on them. They're SUPER fun. I'm sorry they weren't available for this release. They were very much and overachiever's last minute decision to change these up for you!

Ok, I think that about does it. We'll see you tomorrow for our third and final hop day.
Thank you so much for joining us and thank you for your positive feedback and as well as for your orders.


Thursday, September 3, 2015

New Release Hop Day 1

Hi there, Lil' Inker Friends!! I am so super pumped to be here with you today for this new release!

These are some of the best goodies we've ever made for you because of their mix and match and building capabilities!!! We've got a great selection of Halloween items and I love that they build on previously released goodies that you love. It really helps to stretch the supplies you already have!

Before we get right to it, I did something a little different this time and I've created a video showing you an in depth look at all the stamps and dies included in this release plus an exclusive look at some new stamps arriving later this Fall!

This chick can talk, LOL! So grab a cuppa coffee and get cozy! No, seriously!

If you prefer to read on about all these new goodies and what they can do, let's get right to it!!!

First up is our new Seen On Halloween Stamp Set. It contains silhouette images of Halloween icons which contain these lovely, hand drawn sentiments inside and they are the perfect greetings for your Halloween cards, projects and party invitations!

You might see some familiar images here and you'd be right! The ghost image will stamp perfectly on the largest die in our previously released Stitched Ghosts Die Set and the witch will stamp perfectly on our previously released Bats & Broomsticks Die Set. We did this because we love the idea of being able to breathe new life into and stretch the goodies you already have.

This set also contains brand new images as well like the kitty, witch hat, and the AWESOME pumpkins! Additional elements included in the set will help you to adorn the pumpkins but there are also some mini sentiments that can be used in lots of ways which we think you'll enjoy.

This stamp set REALLY comes to life when used with those previously released dies but also when used with our brand new coordinating Seen On Halloween Dies!

This is a GREAT set when paired with the coordinating Seen On Halloween Stamps but can totally be used completely on its own! You'll see that it includes a black cat image and also witch hat that has negative stitching design (will cut the stitched line around the cut away of the die), but it's the pumpkins that totally make this set!!!! The pumpkins cut the most perfect shapes and they contain negative stitching but also have these coordinating, separate dies that can nest inside the dies during cutting and will cut vertical lines into your pumpkins adding texture. We've also included pumpkin stem dies and a leaf die which you will love working with. These items are my favorite from this release.

Our brand new Pumpkin Faces Die Set is very versatile and FUN! Use these faces together with the pumpkins and even some of the other dies in our Seen On Halloween Die Set. These can be used with our previously released Stitched Ghosts Dies, Ghost Border Die Set and can be really fun and spooky all on their own!

Our new Boo & Faces 2 Stamps are a new take on a favorite Halloween set from last year. This stamp set contains a ton of faces stamps that you will LOVE using with the pumpkins in our Seen On Halloween Die Set and will work as well with our Stitched Ghosts Dies, Ghost Border Die and even our Connected Circles Die Set. The set contains a couple of fun and buildable sentiments as well which are in a fun and sleek font. This is a great set to really extend the uses of some of the dies we already have as well as our new dies.

Our new Here for the Boos Stamp Set is a fun one especially for party invites but so much more! We just loved that Boos and Booze sound the same and we capitalized on that with this stamp set. Use this for traditional Halloween greeting cards by saying "Happy Halloween" or create the most perfect Halloween Party invites with these buildable and funny greetings. Pair this with a Stitched Ghost Die and the greeting "Join us for" (leaving off the "a" when inking) and the Boos & Booze sentiment and you have a fun and punny greeting!

Our new Boo Word Die is just simply a must have. It's perfectly oversized and can be used on any Halloween card you can dream up. It coordinates with our Seen on Halloween Dies but also with our Boo & Faces 2 Stamps. I think you'll love having this in your collection.

Here is the second edition in our Wrappers Delight category. This is our Lattice Die and it's really lovely! I decided to include it with this released because I thought it was actually a perfect backdrop for our pumpkins and So Thankful Stamps! We call this "Wrappers Delight" because this die will literally wrap around your card front depending on how you orientate it. If used vertically, this will will cover the middle, front of your card. If you used this die vertically on a shorter card or horizontal card you can wrap it around your card base adding a little detail to the opposite sides of your card. The neatest thing about this die is that it includes a special spot for sentiments which can be stamped right onto the die. This is a fun and intricate pattern. This is such a neat take on our popular Cover Up Dies!

Switching gears now from our brand new and fab Halloween items we have a set that is perfect for back to school and to celebrate the teachers we love. The best thing about this set is the fabulous, modern take on the traditional apple shape using the smallest heart as the apple's leaf, but we've also included some traditional elements as well for versatility and in case that's just what you prefer. :)

We've also done the teacher stamp from the above stamp set in a slightly larger word die! It's fun - who doesn't love a word die? Teacher Word Die adds some fun pizazz to completing the sentiments with the coordinating stamp set.

These goodies just wouldn't be complete without use including a die set for the apples so that's just what we did for you! The Apple Pieces Dies Set can be used separately just with colored card stock or together with the Teacher Talk Stamps. You'll love creating these little apples!

We are also releasing a little sumthin' sumthin' for Thanksgiving! The great thing about this stamp set is that there are six sentiments and three of them are specifically for Thanksgiving but the other three are more general thank you greetings. I really like that there is a coordinating label stamp included with this set. It's the most perfect frame for these delightful and hand drawn sentiments which can be oriented either horizontally or vertically to work with all of the sentiments in the set perfectly. Of course, you need a die for this label stamp so we created on for you!!! :)

This is the coordinating So Thankful Label Die. It's a great little shape and if you want the stamps then you should totally get this die because you'll be able to use the coordinating frame stamp and then use this with tons of other goodies in your crafty collection. I think it's really neat that this can step outside its intended use and be totally awesome with other things you already own!

OK! So that does it for new release goodies! What are your faves?????

How about some projects??

Here I used our new Boo Word Die and Boo & Faces 2 Stamps to create this easy card along with some previously released goodies; Stitched Stars Dies and Starry Sky Die! I still love ribbon on my cards!!

This was another very easy and fast card to come together. It too uses our new Boo Word Die as well as our Seen On Halloween Dies. My pumpkin seen here was die cut twice. First, just the body of the pumpkin was cut and then I decided to go back and add the pumpkin body detail. It's that stitching you see in the center which is actually a separate die. I also die cut a leaf and stem from this set. By keeping my layout relatively simple it hopefully draws all your attention to the die cuts.

This card was a little more work to create but totally worth it for the end result! I started first by die cutting the two orange pumpkins. Then I went back in and added the pumpkin stitching detail to the largest. I then die cut each pumpkin with a die from our new Pumpkin Faces Die Set. Then, each pumpkin was popped up on foam dots and adhered to a golden pumpkin die cut. The little extras were created using our Stitched Scallop Border Die. Love this one! I am going to have to hold onto this one. I really love it so much! Happy accident that the googly eyes fit right in the pumpkin eye opening!! YAhoo!!! I love it when that happens!

I hope you're loving everything as much as I am. When you get a chance, go back and take a look at the video I created for you and leave me a comment!! 

I am going to be picking an additional winner of a $15 gift certificate from the commenters on this video. Leave a general comment on the video and then tell me which of the three stamp sets that I've given you an exclusive sneak peek of in the video are you most excited to see returning.

Speaking of PRIZES!!!!

We are giving away three $15 gift certificates to our store! In order to be eligible to win one of these prizes please leave a comment for our designers along your way today and we'll be choosing winners from one of our designers' blogs. Comment by September 7th at 11:30 PM EST in order to be eligible.


Here is a list of everyone participating in today's hop:

LID Blog      <<------- You are here

A couple more things for you before I let you go....

This stamp set is on sale! It's a FAB collection of stamps for Halloween and is perfect for quick Halloween note cards or invites! Check it out HERE!

And don't forget to visit out store at to check out your favorite goodies!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! We'll see you tomorrow with more goodies and projects!