LID December Release - Day 1

December 8, 2015

So, I am participating in 2 of the 3 days of Lil' Inker Designs December release.  I'm still fairly slow when it comes to creating right now, and it isn't second nature like it once was....but I will get there.  I'm only going to have 1 card per day, and probably will not use all of the new products this time around...but Laura is graciously letting me ease back into this.  :)

I alluded to the fact that part of starting up again was making it feel safe.  Part of that is finding ways that I think of Ellie while I create.  So, for today I created a sympathy card.  When we lost Ellie, there were very few moments during a day that I looked forward to.  But I did look forward to getting the mail.  I treasured each & every single card that was sent, and I looked at them a lot during those first 8 weeks.  I don't look at them as often now, but I do still have them.  And they will stay with Ellie's box of items forever.

I never realized how important it is to send sympathy cards.  And I will never, ever forget to send one from now one.  There are some really beautiful items in this release that can be used for them, and here is what I created:

I chose an elegant white, black & gold color palette for my card, & kept it quite simple.

Here is the blog hop list so you can see all of the projects today:

LID Blog
Sarah Jay
Laura Williams
Heather Hoffman
Chrissy Larson
Amy Kolling
Lisa Henke
Maureen Merritt
Karen Baker
Lea Lawson
Jennifer Carter
Link to Store

And here is a link list to all the new product to make your shopping easy!

I will be back tomorrow!  Thanks for checking out my card today. 

Until later,


  1. Oh your card is so beautiful with only white and gold. Just stunning CAS card!

  2. That gold embossing makes those Inky Flowers sparkle! Lovely card.

  3. Glad you're feeling up to making a card -- it's lovely.

  4. Beautiful card, I love the gold.

  5. Beautiful.
    Not a lot of fussy - just great use of gold
    and a minimal amount of stamping.
    the layering is a good idea.
    thanks for sharing.

  6. Beautiful card. So happy that you are doing some crafting. Big Hugs!

  7. Lea, I love the simplicity and pretty gold embossing. It's beautiful! Hugs and smiles.

  8. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing!

  9. The gold embossing is beautiful!

  10. This pretty gold embossing is the perfect touch!
    Take care!

  11. Absolutely beautiful sympathy card! The gold embossing is striking!

  12. Great use of gold embossing in sympathy card!

  13. this is beautiful. Plain and simple but nice
    I love all of the gold embossing.
    thanks for sharing.

  14. I love to see your creations again. This card is so pretty, the gold and the CAS style are beautiful for these cards.

  15. The gold embossing is gorgeous.

  16. WOW! Your card is very elegant and classy. I really love this Inky Flowers stamp set. It is my favourite among all the amazing new products in this release.

  17. I am so happy you are easing back into this. I have missed your beautiful creations. I hope creating is therapeutic for you. I love this card. such a pretty sympathy card with the gold and white. Just lovely.

  18. DELIGHTFUL card Lea, your design is SO ELEGANT - LOVE IT ALL!!!
    Your combination of stamped & glorious golden die cut sentiment is SO BEAUTIFUL!!!
    It is wonderful to have you back creating again and I hope it brings you comfort {{{HUGS}}}

  19. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing. :-)

  20. Glad to see you creating again. This is so lovely and elegant.


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