November 18, 2013

Lil' Inker November Release Blog Hop {Day 1} and Guest Designer

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I am so excited today to be a part of this month's Lil' Inker's November Release Blog Hop as their Guest Designer!  I was so thrilled to be asked to join the Design Team this month in unveiling the November Release.  Every month I enjoy hopping along with the Design Team to see their beautiful creations and this month I have a spot in the que!

We all love Lil' Inker dies and most of you who know me, know that my Stitched Mats are very well loved. You should have arrived here today from the fabulous Isha's blog.  If you just happen to be here and would like to start at the beginning of the blop hop go to the Lil' Inker blog for the start.

The first die I am featuring today is the new On the Diagonal die.  It is absolutely brilliant, there are so many possibilities. I know I am going to be using it a lot. For today's card I had a bit of fun with it using the die two different ways--once as a belt and then cut in half as trim on the jacket.  Do you know who this is?


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The other new die set I am showcasing today is the Stitched Ovals, so fabulous. Do you love all the Lil' Inker stitched dies like I do? This card is has three ovals cut in three different colours and then once more in white.



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Leave comment's along the way on the Blog Hop for a chance at one of three $15 store credits for Lil' Inker!

Thanks for visiting and I'll be back tomorrow with some more release projects.
The next stop of the Blog Hop is Jen's blog.

Cardstock:  Pure Poppy, True black, Limeade Ice, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Dark Chocolate, White (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps:  Holly Jolly Sentiments (Lil' Inker)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Dies: On the Diagonal, Sitched Ovals, Jolly, Holly Jolly (Lil' Inker)
other foam tape

64 comments :

Lesley Croghan said...

WOW! These cards are amazing, love how you used the dies. You rock their stuff!! Congratulations, Tracey!!!

Laura B. said...

Awesome projects with those new dies! So happy to see you guest designing for lil' inkers!

Cathy Weber said...

Yay! Congrats Tracey on being guest designer...love what you have done. I love that Santa card...so creative and you took the absolute best photographs of your cards...I love all you have done! Can't wait for tomorrow's post!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...wow...wow! This is simply fabulous and will get anyone in the holiday spirit. Just so stinkin' cute and clever. Love and congrats on being their guest designer too.

Joyce said...

Two fabulous cards. That Santa is truly inspired, and I really love the look of those layered ovals. I can see that you are going to be working your magic on the ovals just like with the rectangles. How happy am I that those ovals are on their way to me right now.

Marisa said...

Congrats on the DT stint!! Your cards are wonderful :)

Stacey Schafer said...

I'm in heaven here, Tracey! These are fabulous projects! must have that stitched diagonal! you've SOLD me! ok, i must pick my jaw up off the floor and stop drooling! LOL!

Inkyfingers said...

Tracey congratulations and after seeing these cards Lil Inkers are sure to be snapping you up for a permanent place on their DT.

Both cards are so creative and the second on is stunning!
Hugs
Carolx

Lynn said...

Oh my goodness...two absolutely adorable designs! Big congrats on the guest DT spot. Very well deserved!

Maureen Merritt said...

Wow Tracey, both cards are brilliant! Congrats on your GD spot :)

Karen said...

so super cute Tracey....love the santa suit!

Lisa said...

Yippee and congrats Tracey, they picked the right gal for sure! Cute Santa card and I'm swooning over your oval die cuts layered so brilliantly!!

Kristie Goulet said...

YOU ROCK!!! Tracey, these are amazing cards!! Congratulations on Guest designing!! Going to place my order today for these amazing dies! Thanks!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

as always - PERFECTION!
i love that santa card

Carolyn said...

I love Santa outfit cards. Just when I think I've see every way to make one, someone comes up with something new! Great ideas!

Bonnie said...

Wow, Tracey, you continue to amaze with these Lil Inker dies! I always want to go shopping after I've seen your cards! Love the nested ovals with the darling tree and the wonderful Santa suit!

cm said...

Congrrats on your GD role; you are the perfect ambassador for Lil 'Inkers, as you work magic with these products. Your cards here: evidence again of that magic. Stunning!!
c

Jill Norwood said...

Gorgeous Tracey! Fantastic use of these new dies! Congratulations on guest designing too! :)

Sue McRae said...

Wow, both cards are so creative! Your use of the new dies is amazing!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wonderful cards...love the use of the dies esp. the oval die.

Alicia said...

Tracey, this is so super-cool! I adore the layer of different greens, great way to highlight the ovals.

Karen Day said...

So excited to see you as a guest designer, Tracey!! Awesome cards today :o)

Meredith L said...

Great projects! Thanks for sharing.

Meredith245 at yahoo dot com

Marybeth said...

Congrats on being a GD !!!! Wow love what you have done here… the first card design is genius and well, so is the second one. Oh my gosh I love that idea with the ovals …. Genius Tracey!!!! Gorgeous too!

Vickie Z said...

Love your cards!! The use of the ovals is cool.....sooo clever!!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Wow, fabulousness!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Wow Tracey, what a debut! I love what you did in both cards, especially the second, with the 'shadow effect' ovals. TFS

C Wu said...

AWESOME use of these dies. SO creative!

OH Babs said...

Good golly miss molly those cards are the cutest. I look forward to the 25 days of Christmas tags.

Donna Cala said...

So cute and clever. I must make that Santa card. Love it!

Virginia L. said...

Wow...WAY TO ROCK your guest design over Lil' Inker!! This is one FABULOUS post and inspiration, Tracey!!

Brenda in IN said...

Both of these cards are great. I have just discovered Lil' Inker and only have stitched circles and rectangles. They are wonderful. Love your Santa and the oval card is so clever.

Beth Matson said...

Oh my, I love how you created the santa suit with the diagonal die. Super cute!

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats on your Guest DT spot! You hit it out of the park with your beautiful cards, Tracey...I love them both!!!

mypapercraftworld said...

Congratulations on you GD spot, Tracey ... what fun and fabulous cards! The Santa suit is so inspired ... love the colours of the ovals! Anita:)

Christi Conley said...

WOW!! Love how you used the dies - thanks for the inspiration!!

Sharron said...

OMG--these are AMAZING! You are really rocking as a LI guest designer! Both cards are incredibly creative and I know now I must have both of these new dies. Can't wait to see tomorrow's post!

Linda Beeson said...

Your idea with the oval cut outs is so cool!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, crap, you are killing me!! Tracey, this card, BOTH these cards, I, seriously, OMG, you don't know how - aacck, I hope you are getting a HUGE commission on these! Here I go first with my pinner and next with my credit card ... Hugs, Darnell

Bev Karolak said...

Stunning cards Tracey!Fantastic ideas. :)

Larissa Heskett said...

Wow!! AMAZING creations!! I LOVE your Designs ans the FUN ways you have used the New Products!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

Kara said...

super cute santa and I love the ovals!!

Bobby said...

Holy cow, Tracey!! These are absolutely A-Maz-Zing, with an accent on the Zing. I still shaking my head over the genius of the oval card.

Laura Pryor said...

HOLD THE PHONE!!! The Santa card is unbelievably AMAZING!!!!! I must make one of these! WOW! How did you even think of that? Love your layered ovals in different colors as well. Such a sophisticated look! Well done, Tracey! I'm so excited to have you with us this month!!!
Laura

artful-notions said...

Yeah, Tracey! Crazy great use of the 1st dies, the Santa suit is brilliant! Love the ovals. Will "need" both sets for sure!

sparkling stamper said...

They need to add you to the DT. Amazing cards~!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow!!! These are amazing! Love how you made the Santa card!

canadian_liner said...

Both cards are so clever, and show what great tools Lil'Inker makes for paper-crafting! I'm so jelly of your Guest DT stint, but its so well-deserved!

IamUniquelyImperfect said...

Now those cards really put me in the Christmas spirit. Love them. tfs Patricia B

Lindsey said...

Yay! Congrats to you! Your cards are the perfect evidence to why you were picked to be the guest designer...seriously I cannot get over how incredibly creative they are. You worked magic with those dies.

~amy~ said...

Congrats on being a guestie! You rocked the projects Tracey! Super Fun!

Sue D said...

Very creative use of these dies!

KayM said...

Wooooowza!!! These are amazing Tracey!! Congratulations on your guest spot! It is most definitely well deserved!! These are just beautiful!

Tami B. said...

I am pinning both of these. They are fantastic!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

That santa card is TOO STINKIN' CUTE!

Janis said...

Love the ombre effect on the stacked oval die cuts!!
<3 J

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh super cute designs! I love how you showcased these new dies. Fabulous. Congrat's on your GDT!

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous cards! You really showcased these new dies beautifully! Love how you used On the Diagonal and the beautiful Stitched Ovals!

Michelle said...

Uhm...wow!!!!!!
I can't get over these cards! They are fun and beautiful and Amazing!!! Outstanding, Tracey!

D- said...

OH my I LOVE these cards!! TFS.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Alycia said...

I am loving both of these cards but that oval one knocked me over. Love it. Great job! :)

Catherine Pooler said...

oh. my. WORD! That oval card...well, I'm about speechless over it. Fabulous!

Anja (scrappie) said...

Congrats on being guest designer and your cards totally rock how clever how you used the dies. Thanks for sharing.

Amy Kolling said...

Absolutely LOVE how you used those oval dies!!! swoon!