Hugs & Kisses

it's never too late for those, right? (totally meant to post this fella on V-Day)


Hugs & Kisses:
memento gray flannel, rose bud, angel pink dye
SN: IG1, IG4, PP2, PP3, PP4, PP1, PP5, blender

Crafter's Companion: Back By Popular Demand

Okay, only kind of.

As some of you may know, I left the Crafter's Companion Inspiration Team last Fall. I was feeling overwhelmed, I was missing deadlines...I was disappointing myself and people I cared about. So I resigned.

But it felt wrong.

Then in mid to late December, Taylor (she who is in charge of teams and other neat stuff at CCUS) asked me "So, you ready to come back yet?".

I said, "No, but ask me again in January."

She did, and here I am.

I love Taylor and Crafter's Companion. I'm very glad to have been invited back to the team. Thank you, my friend. <3 nbsp="" p="">
(words, so many words, i know)



I got a little crafty this weekend with the Louise set by Scruffy Little Cat for Crafter's Companion. I love these crazy, big-lashed divas! I added sequins and sparkle, of course. But I also added Sakura Black Glaze pen to her lashes, because, SERIOUSLY! 

Crafter's Companion Products:
hair-EB3, EB6, GB7, skin-FS4, FS6, FS7, FS9, background-BT2, BT4, BT5, eyes & perfume-BT2, BT4, shoes, flowers & sash-CT1, CT4, GB7, floor-EB3, EB5, EB6, EB7, lipstick, heart, lips, sentiment-BP1, BP3, BP4, BP5, pearls-EB1, blender, dress-IG1, IG2, blender

MFT Guest Blogger

Yup, that's me! I'm so excited to be guesting for MFT today (and maybe later this month as well).

I had so much fun creating with some of the February release products, I made this little guy for here on my own blog.


I used the Candy Jar Companions stamp set and coordinating Candy Jars Die-Namics to create this fun hugs & kisses card. 

Be sure to stop over at the MFT Blog and check out the yummy card I have over there. 


LID December Release Day 3

for today's card project, i used the new All About Ampersand Dies and Stamps and added in a few elements from Christmas Bits. All of the new products are available in the Lil Inker Store.

make sure you hop on to Maureen's fabulous blog. and if you did get here via Lisa's post, please start all over at the Lil Inker blog



LID December Release Blog Hop Day 2

I've used that gorgeous set by Sarah Jay again, plus the Girl's Best Friend Diamond Die and the Alphabet Gems stamps. I used pearl embossing powder and pearlescent embossing paste on cream cardstock. I love the dimension and texture!





Keep hopping and commenting for your chance to win a gift certificate to the Lil' Inker Designs Store. The next stop on the hop is Maureen

Lil Inker December Release Blog Hop

for today's cards, i used this gorgeous new set designed by the amazing sarah jay.




i was heavily influenced by an artist i follow on instagram named georgina kreutzer. her work blows me away and sarah's stamp set called her art to mind immediately



to continue the hop, head on over to maureen merritt's blog


Things Crafted Grand Opening Blog Hop

Hello, friends. I'm so excited to be taking part in the grand opening blog hop for Things Crafted! 

You should be arriving here from the blog of the talented Chari Moss. If you're just joining us on the blog hop, you can head over here to the ThingsCrafted blog to start from the beginning!



A little background on ThingsCrafted: ThingsCrafted is a place where handmade design and customization come together to create a wonderful company who creates and encourages color, personality and community. ThingsCrafted was founded by Britta Swiderski, a designer with a background in the world of papercrafting and a history of working with awesome graphic design clients. ThingsCrafted provides custom products - starting with stamps - to suit your lifestyle all starting with handwritten designs. They all go from pencil to computer to your doorstep! We love to create stamps and designs for addresses, "made by"s for the projects you send to others, favorite phrases or shapes for project life and planner organization and so much more. 

I chose the small square stamp and i asked Britta to work her magic on it. I wanted Handmade By Mary Dawn and I chose the script style. I love how looks on the backs of my cards.

Custom stamp options at Things Crafted:


ThingsCrafted also offers some pre-designed stamps for those that want to try something new and handmade but don't have a particular need for a custom stamp. 

I received the large happy stamp to play with. It's the perfect size to be the focal point of your card. And it looks fantastic when heat embossed, just sayin'.


Thank you for stopping by today. Before you go - make sure to leave a comment on this post and each one along the hop to enter to win a custom stamp! One will be given away at each stop along the hop. We'll be getting in touch with you via email, so make sure you add your email to your comment! We'll be drawing winners on Tuesday, the 25th of November, so be sure to leave a comment by then.


There's also a special treat for everyone in the blog hop - 15% off your order until Tuesday, November 25th using the code GRAND15OFF as part of the Grand Opening event! The next stop on the ThingsCrafted blog hop is the mastermind behind Things Crafted, herself, Britta Swiderski! Happy hopping!