Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Card Concept 30

Hey there, blog friends!  I'm back with another card to share with you for the latest challenge at The Card Concept!

This week we are hoping this picture inspires you to create a Thinking of You card! Feel free to use any of the styles of our team or better yet, share you own style by combining one or more of the styles. We want you to have fun and make a card in a style that you feel good about!

The styles are explained HERE.
 
For my card, I was inspired by the beautiful spring colors & flowers in the photo inspiration.  And I chose a sentiment that could work for many occasions, including Thinking of You.  I've used new items from Lil' Inker Designs, released just this week!

I really hope that you will join us in using this beautiful inspiration photo, & defining what your style of card making is!!  Here is a reminder of the rules:
  1. Use the Challenge to create a card.
  2. Choose one of the design team "styles" to create your card. Click HERE for the different styles summary.
  3. Explain in your post which style you used.
  4. Link up your blog post here, not your whole blog.
  5. Comment on the card ahead of you and behind you in the linky. Everyone loves comments!
This challenge will end on Monday, March 16th at Noon (PST).  So be sure to join in on the fun before then...who knows, you could be picked as a favorite!
 
Until later,
~L.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

LID March Release - Day 3


Hi blog friends!!  Welcome to the final day of the Lil' Inker Designs March release!  It has been a super fun release so far, full of amazing products & fantastic projects!!

For today's project, I'm using the new Cover Up die: Pointelle, and the Really Rosemaling stamp set.  I'm not extremely talented at combining stamp sets in this fashion, so I kept it super simple.  I like how it turned out!
The Pointelle cover up die MIGHT be my favorite item from this whole release...I adore it!!  I've got another card using it that will be posted later in the morning, so be sure to check back at my blog again!!

Here is a look at what I used tonight:
 
I hope you liked my projects today! Don't forget to hop along to each of the design team members, as there will be a winner picked each day for a $15 gift code to LID!!   Here is the blog hop list:
 

I will be back a little bit later with with one more card using our newly released products!!

Until later,
~L.

Monday, March 2, 2015

LID March Release - Day 2

http://lilinkerdesigns.com/#_a_llawson

Hey there, blog friends!  Welcome to day 2 of the Lil' Inker Designs March release!  Today I am sharing some projects with you using our new Foxy line of stamps & dies!!  Check out how cute they are!
I think this would be such a cute gift set to give to your mom, BFF or any special lady!  Lots of little things can fit in the treat box, like jewelry, chocolates...anything small! 

Here is a closer look at the items I've used:
 
I hope you liked my projects today! Don't forget to hop along to each of the design team members, as there will be a winner picked each day for a $15 gift code to LID!!   Here is the blog hop list:
 
 
I will be back tomorrow with more projects using our newly released products!!

Until later,
~L. 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

LID March Release - Day 1

 http://lilinkerdesigns.com/#_a_llawson

Hey there, blog friends!  After a bit of a hiatus, I'm back to crafting!  And what better way to start out than a Lil' Inker Designs new release!!

Today I am featuring the new Mini Easel, Mini Canvas die & Paint Your Canvas stamp set.  These items are SO cool, and I have so many great home decor ideas planned for them in the future.  For today's post, I created two watercolor rainbow canvases that sit on the adorable easel.  Check them out!
The first one uses one of my very favorite inspiration quotes for women, so I kept it simple...and just painted the rainbow lightly as stripes in the background.  Because the second one was about the world of art, I made it a little more messy.  I started by painting six circles, three in each row.  Then I added more paint to them & blended them together.  I flicked black paint splatters to it, and then stamped the sentiment to it.  I finished by adding some jewels to it.

Here is a look at the three items I've used:
http://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/mini-canvas-die/#_a_llawson
http://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/paint-your-canvas-stamps/#_a_llawson
http://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/mini-easel/#_a_llawson
 
I hope you liked my projects today! Don't forget to hop along to each of the design team members, as there will be a winner picked each day for a $15 gift code to LID!!   Here is the blog hop list:

LID Blog http://www.shoplilinker.blogspot.com/
Lisa Henke http://mylittlecreativeescape.blogspot.com/
Amy Kolling http://stamp-n-paradise.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Carter http://jensinkspot.blogspot.com/
Sarah Jay http://www.criminalgrace.com/
Laura Williams http://lauralooloo.blogspot.com/
Maureen Merritt http://www.mamamostamps.com/
Chrissy Larson http://chrissycards.blogspot.com/
Lea Lawson www.lealawsoncreates.com/
Karen Baker http://thebalddragonfly.blogspot.com/

I will be back tomorrow with more projects using our newly released products!!

Until later,
~L.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Hip Kit Club Encouragement Cards

Hi again, blog friends!  I'm up with another post tonight for the Hip Kit Club!  One of my favorite type of cards are those that can be used for everyday encouragement.  My hope is that one day I will have a child that I can tuck cards into a backpack, lunchbox or put on their pillow... letting them know that I am thinking of them when they have a big test or reminding them of how wonderful they are when they might be struggling.  Those are the type of cards that I created today!

For my first card I got a little artsy, creating a watercolor background with mists & painting the chipboard sentiment with a paint dauber.  This sentiment could be used for SO many purposes...a birthday, a big test or big game... anything that might be important for the day!
To create the watercolor background I used the mists included in the February Color Kit, and just swirled them around on a wet block of watercolor paper until it looked how I wanted it.  I LOVE the bold colors, and the beautiful purple that was created by mixing the two mists.  After drying, I spritzed it with a little bit of gold mist from my stash.  While it finished drying, I painted the chipboard sentiment with the shell pink paint dauber also included in the color kit, & let it dry.  Once everything was ready, I adhered the watercolor block to an A2 card.  I added a tangle of gold thread to the middle, then adhered the chipboard sentiment over top of it.  I added a couple gold rub-ons from the February Main Kit, and then accented it with a little sparkler from my stash as well!

My next card is a different style, but still of the encouragement theme.  I've used items from the February Main Kit & the Embellishment Kit to create this one!
 I started this card by adding a block of that fabulous script paper to an A2 card base.  After that, I just layered diecut goodies, wood veneer & enamel dots to portray my sweet message!!  It's really as simple as that.  The card might seem more complicated, but it really isn't!  Just use a combination of flat & foam adhesive to give it some dimension!

The Hip Kit March 2015 kits are up, and they are amazing!!  Here is a peek at the ones I will be using!

Main Kit:

Embellishment kit:

Color kit:

And we are also introducing a new add-on kit!  I will not be working with this one, but it is pretty awesome! 

Project Life kit:

Be sure to head on over & pick up the kits that you want to work with, and join in on the fun with us!!  We chat & share projects with each other at the Hip Kit Club Member forum & gallery on Facebook, and we would love for you to jump in & play along with us and the kits!

That is all that I have for you today! If you want to see sneak peeks of future projects & keep up with me on Facebook, please head on over & like the Lea Lawson Creates page!! And don't forget to become a follower in the right sidebar so you never miss a post. Have an awesome rest of your day!!

Until later,
~L.

The Card Concept 29

Hi blog friends!  Sorry my little blog has been so quiet...I just have some things going on right now.  But today it is time for another new challenge at The Card Concept!!

http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com/2015/02/the-card-concept-29-get-well-soon.html
For my card, I used the Get Well sentiment and muted tones of all the amazing colors in the crocheted stars!  I've used an eclectic mix of patterned papers, and gave it a bit of a spring feel with the wood veneer & paper flowers.  Check it out!
Creation Instructions:
  1. Make an A2 card from white cardstock.
  2. Cut two blocks of patterned paper slightly smaller, and adhere to the front.
  3. Diecut the stitched rectangle from yellow paper.
  4. Adhere to the front at an angle, then trim off the excess from each edge.
  5. Layer green & pink paper blocks to the top.
  6. Diecut the circle from numbered paper, and adhere it to the top with foam dots.
  7. Diecut the banner from white cardstock & stamp the sentiment to it.
  8. Adhere it sentiment banner to the top of the circle with foam dots.
  9. accent around the banner with paper flowers & wood veneer accents.
  10. Embellish with enamel dots to finish.

Card Challenges:

Supplies:
Cardstock: My Favorite Things (smooth white)
Paper: Studio Calico (Brighton Pier & Wanderlust 6x6 pads)
Stamps: Studio Calico
Ink: Tsukineko (Versafine - onyx black)
Flowers: Prima Marketing
Wood Veneer: Freckled Fawn
Enamel Dots: My Mind's Eye
Dies: My Favorite Things (Blueprints 18) & Lil' Inker Designs (Long & Skinny Rectangles)

I really hope that you will join us in using this beautiful inspiration photo, & defining what your style of card making is!!  Here is a reminder of the rules:
  1. Use the Challenge to create a card.
  2. Choose one of the design team "styles" to create your card. Click HERE for the different styles summary.
  3. Explain in your post which style you used.
  4. Link up your blog post here, not your whole blog.
  5. Comment on the card ahead of you and behind you in the linky. Everyone loves comments!
This challenge will end on Monday, February 16th at Noon (PST).  So be sure to join in on the fun before then...who knows, you could be picked as a favorite!

That is all that I have for you today!  If you want to see sneak peeks of future projects & keep up with me on Facebook, please head on over & like the Lea Lawson Creates page!!  And don't forget to become a follower in the right sidebar so you never miss a post.  Have an awesome rest of your day!!

Until later,
~L.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

LID Monthly Meet Up Challenge

Hey there, blog friends!!  I hope your week has been a good one so far!  Just wanted to pop in today and share a new monthly challenge from Lil' Inker Designs!!

Here's what you need to do to play along:
  • Make a new project or share something you've been working on featuring LID goodies!
  • Post this project to your blog or favorite gallery.
  • Link your project to our challenge by using the InLinkz tool beneath my signature below.
You have through February 24th at 11:30 PM EST to link your project to be eligible to win a prize. Projects should exclusively feature LID goodies to be eligible to win but do not need to exclusively feature LID goodies to join our Meet Up.

What can you win? Well, that's up to you! Since this is our first challenge we'd like to stir things up by offering a super big prize and the prize will get bigger depending on how many entries we receive. Multiple entries are allowed as long as your projects are featured in separate posts. 

Up to 25 entries: $25 store credit to one winner plus 1 stamp set winner
26-50 entries: $50 store credit to one winner plus 2 stamp set winners
51 and more: $75 credit to one winner plus 3 stamp set winners

Winners will be announced here in a new blog post shortly after February 24th.
 I've created this sweet Valentine card for the monthly meet up!!  Check it out!
I wanted the stamped lips to look like lipstick, so I used pigment inks for them.  This way the ink stayed on top of the paper rather than soaking in, like dye ink does.  It turned out just how I wanted!

Creation Instructions:
  1. Make A2 card from white cardstock.
  2. Emboss the card front with the Quilted Swirl Stitch pattern die.
  3. Diecut the tag from matching white cardstock.
  4. Stamp & heat emboss the sentiment to the bottom of the card.
  5. Stamp the lips to the top of the tag using pigment ink.
  6. Layer the tag to the front over top of a knot of gold thread with dimensional adhesive.
  7. Accent the card with jewels to finish.




Be sure to head on over to the LID Monthly Meet Up challenge post, and check out what all the designers have created.  And be sure to link up your LID projects there too....there is a fantastic prize to be won!!

If you want to see sneak peeks of future projects & keep up with me on Facebook, please head on over & like the Lea Lawson Creates page!!  And don't forget to become a follower in the right sidebar so you never miss a post.  Have a wonderful Monday!

Until later,
~L.