Monday, May 22, 2017

May Reverse Confetti Sketch for you to Try #48 Challenge!! =)

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HELLO!!
I'm stopping in to share a SWEET Encouragement Card I've made for the May Reverse Confetti Sketch for you to Try #48 Challenge!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Sketch for this Month and actually got some time to Play Along!! Whoop Whoop!! I've had these New Goodies to play with and I'm HAPPY I FINALLY got to use them!! =)
So here's what I came up with!!
I wanted to Create a Sweet Scene using the Images for my Stacked Elements like in the Sketch!! I had a BLAST creating this Card for a VERY SPECIAL Friend and I just KNOW she's gonna LOVE it!! (Well atleast I HOPE it'll bring a HUGE SMILE to her Face!!??) I started by Stamping and Embossing all of my Images from the Reverse Confetti All About Ewe Stamp Set with Versa Fine Black Onyx Ink and Judikins Clear Detail Embossing Powder!! Then I Die Cut them out using the coordinating All About Ewe Die Set!! I wanted to Paper Piece the Sweet Sheep and the Bird so I used some of the Reverse Confetti Stone Cardstock and some MFT Gingham Patterned Paper for the Sheep and then I used some of the Reverse Confetti True Love 6x6 Paper Pad and the Reverse Confetti Cloud White Cardstock for the Bird and the rest of my Images!! I Colored the Images with Copic Markers and then added some Details to the Paper Pieced Images using Copic Markers too!! I wanted to create a Sunny Sky Inked Background so I used the Reverse Confetti Sunburst Cover Panel Confetti Cuts and created my Own Stencil using some of The Crafter's Workshop Clear Solid Stenciling Sheets!! Then I used some Masking Tape and Taped off the Bottom of the Stencil to fit my Card Design and Inked it up using Distress Inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed and Fossilized Amber!! Then I covered it with some Judikins Clear Detail Embossing Powder!! I then Inked over the Embossed Sunburst Image using some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink!! I Inked up the Ground using Gathered Twigs Distress Ink after I Making off the Sky!! I Masked off the Ground and for even more Interest I added some Black Soot and Picket Fence Distress Paint Splatters, along with some Water Splatters too!! I LOVE the Texture it adds to the Sky!! Once I started to put the Card together I decided that the Inked Sky Background was alittle too BOLD so I Die Cut a Piece of Vellum and Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment onto the Vellum then I adhered it to the Card Base!! Then I added my Images and I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the way it turned out!! For some finishing touches I added a XOXO Hearts Confetti Cuts Die Set Die Cut to the bottom of the Card in Kraft Cardstock some Morning Dew Nuvo Drops to the Birds Beak and the Flower Centers!! I added some Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen to the Sheep, the Bird and the Flowers for some added Sparkle!! I used a Black Gel Pen to coat the Eyes, the Hooves and the Nail Heads on the Fence!! I think ALL of these little details just MAKE the Images POP and finishes them off!!
So what do you think!!?? =)
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!! 

I'm also Lining up to the

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: A Bit of Sparkle!!

COUNTRY HUG-N-KISSES
LARISSA    =)

Thursday, May 18, 2017

CAS01 May Challege!! =)

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Calling All Sistahs
HELLO!!
I'm here today for the FIRST New Challenge over on the Calling All Sistahs Blog!!
EVERY Month on the 18th we'll be sharing a New Inspiration Challenge Photo!!
Image may contain: food

There are NO Product or Genre Restrictions!! You'll also have a chance to WIN!! =)
 So I HOPE You'll Join us EACH Month!!
Here's my Card for our First Challenge!!

Now I'll be Honest, I'm going ALITTLE Rouge!! LOL!! I took my Colors from the background of the Challenge Photo!! I've used the Pretty Posies Stamp Set and  the coordinating Pretty Posies Die Set!!
Each month, on the 18th we will have an inspiration photo and challenge to spark your creativity.  You can use the photo or the colors or both to create your card to encourage, bless or lift the spirits of the recipient.  Then link up here by June 13th for your chance to win a $25 gift code from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps to use in their online store!  You can use any product you wish, but if you are chosen and your card has a stamp or die from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, your prize will be doubled!!!!!!
Rules:
1. Make an encouragement card using the inspiration photo or color collection or both.
2. Link up by 12am EST on the 13th to be eligible to win.
3. Any products welcomed.  You are not required to use CAS-ual Fridays Stamps on your card, but if you do and your card is chosen, Michele will double your prize
Don't forget to use coupon code encourage17 at checkout for 15% off your order!! =)



THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you'll join for the FIRST Calling All Sistahs May Challenge!! I CAN'T WAIT to see what you create!!
I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

I'm also linking up to the
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Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Challenge!!


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: A Bit of Sparkle!!

COUNTRY HUG-N-KISSES
LARISSA    =)




Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Calling All Sistahs Reminder Card!! =)

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Calling All Sistahs

HELLO!!
Happy Wednesday!!
I'm here today for the FIRST Calling All Sistahs Reminder Blog Post!!
It's the 17th which means it time for our monthly reminder to get the girls checked and in case you missed my crafty news earlier, I have been asked to join the Encouragement Squad at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!! There is a code below where you can get 15% off your purchase of stamps or dies so be sure to take advantage of that!!  =)
Now back to the reminder, Breast Cancer can be beaten if caught early so please get your Mammograms!!  I lost my Mother-In-Law 3 Years ago to Breast Cancer, so I KNOW how IMPORTANT it is to find it EARLY!! You can also help by purchasing any of the Calling All Sistahs line where 50% of the proceeds go to help research for a cure!!

I've made a BEAUTIFUL Card for today showcasing the Floating Stamp Set, the Word Ribbon Stamp Set, Pretty Posies Stamp Set and Pretty Posies Die Set the Ruffled Ribbon Die and the CAS Sistahood Sparke Sequin Mix!! I wanted to create a BEAUTIFUL Shaker Card and here's what I cam up with!! =)
I Stamped and Embossed the Word Ribbon Stamp Set Image onto my Card Base and then used Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks to ink over the Image!! I then Die Cut the Ruffled Ribbon Die from the Card Front and some Fun Foam to create my Shaker!! I backed the Card Front with acetate and then adhered the Fun Foam!! I added some of the BEAUTIFUL CAS Sistahood Sparke Sequin Mix!! I Stamped and Embossed the Floating Stamp Set Image and Fussy Cut some of the Flower Images for Embellishments!!  Then I Stamped and Embossed the Pretty Posies Stamp Set Image and then Die Cut it using the coordinating Pretty Posies Die Set!! I Colored the Flower Images with Copic Markers and the added some Pearl Gems to the Centers of them!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way it turned out!
I hope you'll join us in REMINDING those AMAZING Sistahs around us to do their Monthly Exams!!

Don't forget to use coupon code encourage17 at checkout for 15% off your order!! =)



THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you'll join us tomorrow for the FIRST Calling All Sistahs May Challenge!! I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

I'm also linking up to the
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Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Challenge!!


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: A Bit of Sparkle!!

COUNTRY HUG-N-KISSES
LARISSA    =)


Monday, May 15, 2017

Paper Sweeties | May 2017 Release Rewind!! =)

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HELLO!! 
 Welcome to the Paper Sweeties | May 2017 Release Rewind!! Today we are kicking off the New May Release that is available in the Paper Sweeties Boutique!!
Today I'm showcasing the New Howdy Y'all Stamp Set and the  Circle Scallop Frames Sweet Cuts Die Set!! I've made a FUN and Masculine Gift Bag and Gift Tag for a Father's Day Gift!!


Here's the list of all the Paper Sweeties Designers who are sharing in today's Release Rewind event, and I know that they each have something extra special to share with you!!  =)
Nancy Salkeld

Don't forget about our CHALLENGE going on until the
end of the month!! You can Play Along 
for a chance to win a $25 SHOPPING SPREE!!Hope to see your project there!!


THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you have FABULOUS Week!!
                       COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
                          LARISSA

Inky Paws Challenge #47 Color Challenge ~ Beautiful Bouquet Card!! =)

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HELLO!!
Today I'm here with Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge #47 Color Challenge!!
Here are the Details for playing along!!
 
Create a project using the Colors!!
Are you ready to get your paws inky with us and play along to win a prize? The Challenge winner will receive a $10 store credit to our online store and a Inky Paws Challenge Top Pick Badge to add to your blog! If we get more than 15 participants, we will choose two winners so be sure to tell your friends to play along! 
 
You have TWO WEEKS to play along - Deadline to enter is Friday, May 12, 2017 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog the following Monday.

Are you ready to play along and get your paws inky?  Make sure you check the Challenge Rules Page before you link up your project. 
 
Here's the Card that I've made for today!!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the BRIGHT Colors for this Challenge and I CAN'T WAIT to share the Card!!
 
 
I've made this Beautiful Bouquet with SEVERAL NND Floral Sets including the Garden Starter Stamp Set, the Lovely Blooms Stamp Set and the Flower Garden Stamp Set!! I've also used the Lovely Blooms Die Set, and the Garden Window Die Set!! I Stamped and Embossed all of my Images and then I Die Cut and Fussy Cut the Images Out!! I used the BEAUTIFUL Pearl Watercolors to Watercolor the Images and I WISH you could see them in REAL Life!! SWOON!! So PRETTY!! Then I added some Tonic Studios Nuvo Drops to the Centers of the Flowers and some Pearls so some of the others!! I wanted a Distress Inked Background so I used Tumbled Glass and then added Water Splatters and some Black Soot and Antique Brass Distress Paint Splatters!! I used a Lawn Fawn Scalloped Lace Die Cut for the Frame and then added it to a Reverse Confetti Cardstock Card Base!! I used the Banner from the Garden Window Die Set   for my Sentiment and Embossed it with some White Simon Says Stamp Embossing Powder!!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way it turned out!!  =)
 
 I HOPE you'll PLAY along and I CAN'TWAIT to see what you create!!
I'm also playing along with the


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Going Dotty
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Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Challenge!!

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I CAN'T WAIT to see what you create!!

Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Paper Sweeties | May 2017 Release Party!! =)

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HELLO!! 
 Welcome to the Paper Sweeties | May 2017 Release Party!! Today we are kicking off the New May Release that will be available in the Paper Sweeties Boutique on May 15th, 2017!!
 If you missed yesterday's festivities, click --> HERE <-- to check out all the creativity!!
  Before we get to my project for today, let's meet the New Products for this month:
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Today I'm showcasing the New Score Stamp Set and the Circle Scallop Frames Sweet Cuts Die Set along with the Handsome Jake Stamp Set which I Die Cut using the Jake Sweet Cuts Die!! I thought it would be FUN to create a FUN Basketball themed Card!! Beckett LOVES Basketball and we play ALL the time so I'm thinking this will be a GREAT Card for him!! =)
 
Here's the list of all the Paper Sweeties Designers who are sharing in today's Sneak Peek event, and I know that they each have something extra special to share with you!!  =)
Nancy Salkeld

Don't forget about our CHALLENGE going on until the
end of the month!! You can Play Along 
for a chance to win a $25 SHOPPING SPREE!!Hope to see your project there!!


THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you had a FABULOUS and BLESSED Mother's Day Weekend and I'll see you again tomorrow for the Paper Sweeties May Release Rewind!! To see more make SURE you visit the Paper Sweeties Blog!!  =)
                       COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
                          LARISSA

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Paper Sweeties | May 2017 Release Sneak Peeks!! =)

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HELLO!! 
 Welcome to the Paper Sweeties | May 2017 Release Sneak Peeks!! Today we are kicking off the New May Release that will be available in the Paper Sweeties Boutique on May 15th, 2017!!
Today I'm showcasing the New Handmade For You Stamp Set and the Circle Scallop Frames Sweet Cuts Die Set!! I thought it would be FUN to create a SWEET Gift Tag that can be made for ALMOST ANY Occasion with this New Stamp Set!! I also create a SWEET Little Felt Flower with the New Dies!! SO MANY things you can do with these VERSATILE Dies!!
I used a CAS-ual Friday Tag Die to Create the Tag Base!! Then I Die Cut the Circle Scallop Frames Sweet Cuts Die from some Distress Watercolor Paper!! I Stamped and Embossed the Sentiments from the Handmade For You Stamp Set!! I used Alcohol Markers to Color in the Scissors and the Heart and some Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink to color the Center Circle of the Tag!! Then I added some Water Droplets for some Texture!! I wanted and SWEET Flower so I used some Taylored Expressions Felt and Die Cut the Circle Scallop Frames Sweet Cuts Die Five Times!! I layered the pieces together to create the Flower Base and then added another Scalloped Frame then Folded the Center Circle Pieces to create Four Pie Pieces and Glued them to the Center Circle!! I added a Vintage Yellow Button to the Center and then added it to the Tag and added another Circle Scallop Frames Sweet Cuts Die to the Back to create a Seamless Design!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way it turned out and hope your felling INSPIRED!!??
Here's the list of all the Paper Sweeties Designers who are sharing in today's Sneak Peek event, and I know that they each have something extra special to share with you!!  =)
Nancy Salkeld

Don't forget about our CHALLENGE going on until the
end of the month!! You can Play Along 
for a chance to win a $25 SHOPPING SPREE!!Hope to see your project there!!


THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you have a FABULOUS and BLESSED Mother's Day Weekend/Week and I'll see you again tomorrow for the Paper Sweeties April Release PARTY!! To see more make SURE you visit the Paper Sweeties Blog!!  =)
             COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
                        LARISSA

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs May Release ~ Newton Scoots By!! =)

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HELLO!!
SQUEAL!! I'm here with Newton's Nook Designs for the May Release 2017!! Today we're Showcasing the New "Newton Scoots By" Stamp Set + Coordinating "Newton Scoots By" Die Set!! You're going to LOVE this SWEET Set!!
Let's take a Close Up Look at the ENTIRE Set!!
How FUN is this Set!!?? Such an AMAZING Image and I LOVE LOVE LOVE that several of the Images can be used to create Scene cards for MANY different occasions!! I thought I'd create this one for a Sweet Neighbor Girl/Family Friend who will be Graduating from High School this Weekend!! I thought it was PERFECT for a Graduation Card!!??
What type of Cards do you think you'd use it for!!??
 
I used the Lawn Fawn Rectangle Scalloped Lace Die for the Base and then added a Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle from some Patterned Paper to use as my Background!! I used the Land Border's Die Set to Die Cut some Taylored Expressions Peapod Cardstock for the Grass and some Reverse Confetti Stone Cardstock for the Road!! I wanted to add alittle Shading so I used some Distress Ink in Hickory Smoke and I LOVE the way it turned out!! I also thought it would be FUN to add some Mini Iridescent Heart Confetti coming from the Exhaust of the Scooter!! SQUEAL!! Details like this just make me HAPPY!!  =) I used Copic Markers to Color my Image and then I added some Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen over the Entire Scooter and then Coated it with some Tonic Studios Morning Dew Nuvo Drops!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way the Scooter turned out in Real Life!! It looks just like a REAL Scooter with a Glittered Metallic Finish!! =) Then I decided to add some Vellum over the Patterned Paper to Mute it alittle and I Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment on the Vellum then Die Cut some of the Cloud Images from some Distress Watercolored Paper and then Coated them the Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen and added them to the Sky!! I used a Reverse Confetti Stone Cardstock A2 Sized Card Base and my Card was done!!
 
Would you like to win the Newton Scoots ByStamp Set!!??
This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday May 11th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 12th
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:
 
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you've ENJOYED the Release Week!!
All of the New Products will b available tomorrow in the Newton's Nook Designs Shop!! Including the New Die Set "Newton LOVES Books" that coordinates with the Previously Released "Newton LOVES Books" Stamp Set!!

I'm also Linking up to the
SQUEAL!! I LOVE this New Die Set and will be adding it to my Collection too!! =)
Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA    =)