Monday, April 20, 2015

1st Gossip Column Challenge w/ Winnie & Walter!! =)

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The Gossip Column with Taheerah Atchia | No. 1 Colour CrushesWinnie    The Gossip Column with Taheerah Atchia | No. 1 Colour CrushesWinnie
 
 
 

 
 
 
Hello!!
I'm stopping in to share the Card I've made for the 1st Gossip Column Challenge over on the Winnie & Walter Blog!! I was drawn by several of the Images and the Different Blue Colors along with the Toasted Almond Color!! I decided to used one of the Newly Released The Party Stamp Set and I Stamped and Embossed my design onto some Tim Holtz Distress Water Color Paper!! I used the New Lawn Fawn Navy Ink along with some Ranger Platinum Embossing Powder!! In the one Dress above it shows the Shine on the Strips and it made my think to use the Platnium Embossing Powder as a Play on that Shine and then I used the Distress Marker in Linen to color in the Tassels!! I used the Lawn Fawn Ink and just added some Water in order to Water Color the Pom-Poms and I just LOVE how BEAUTIFUL this Color is!! WOWOWOWOWOW!! All these different shades were achieved by just using the Lawn Fawn Ink!! I'm in LOVE!! SWOON!! =) I added some Platinum Embroidery Thread and a strip of MFT Navy Cardstock that I inked using the same Lawn Fawn Navy Ink and the Ranger Platinum Embossing Powder!! A couple Sequins and my Card was done!!

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge ~ Anything Goes!! =)

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Hello!!
I'm here to share another Card for the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge Blog!! I just LOVE these Challenges and ALWAYS look forward to seeing what AMAZING Cards you'll create!! I have used several PS Sets for my card thus week PS Southwestern Charm and Twiggy Florets Stamp Sets along with the Fringe and Stitched Frames Dies!! I have been wanting to play with the Paper Smooches Southwestern Charm Stamp Set for awhile now!! I have been seeing LOTS of Cactus Cards and Pictures lately and thought it would be FUN to create a Cactus Card for this weeks Challenge!! I just LOVE how it turned out!! I wanted to make it kinda Girlie because I plan on giving it to my Sister!! =) I decided to stamp the Pots from the Twiggy Florets Stamp Set onto some Gold Glitter Crate Paper Cardstock!! I then Stamped and Embossed the Cactus Images onto some Distress Water Color Paper and used my Distress Markers to color them in!! I then added some Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Marker to them and I used a Black Gel Pen to added the Eyes and Mouth so they Pop off the Image!! I added some Fuscia Tissue Paper Fringe that I created by Die Cutting the Tissue Paper with the Paper Smooches Fringe Die!! I LOVE this Die and I have been using it on EVERYTHING!! =) I added some Stitching to ground my Images using the Stitched Frames Die Set and my card was done!!
I hope you'll stop by the rest of the AMAZING Paper Smooches SPARKS DT Blogs to see what they have created!!
Katie
Larissa--you're here!!
Lori
Lynn
Savannah
Don't forget to stop by the Paper Smooches SPARKS Blog for more details. This challenge ends April 25th!! Hope you join in the fun and I CAN'T WAIT to see what you create!!
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Lil' Inker Designs Monthly Meetup Challenge ~ Happy Birthday Card!! =)

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Hello!!
I'm stopping in to share a Card I've made for the Lil' Inker Designs Monthly Meetup Challenge!!
I decided to create a FUN Quilt Block Design!! I started with the Quilted Stitched Pattern Die for my Base and  I LOVE the New Wonky Squares Dies Set so I knew I wanted to layer them some how!! I was Die Cutting a whole Bunch of these and  I got an Idea!!?? I wondered if the Stamps from the   Darling Diamonds Stamps et would fit inside the Smallest Die Cuts!!?? They FIT PERFECTLY!! AWESOME!! This has ALWAYS been one of my FAVORITE Sets and I'm SUPER EXCITED to have another FUN Way to use it!! I stamped the Sentiment using a Stamp from the Unscramble This Stamps Set!! I just LOVE the way it turned out and I can see making these for Sweet Little Gift Card Sets!! =)
THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA  =)

Hello, Just Checking in w/ Lil' Inker Designs Monthly Meetup Challenge!! =)

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Hello!!
I'm stopping in to share a Card I've made for the Lil' Inker Designs Monthly Meetup Challenge!!
I had gotten the Cover Up Die: Pointelle and just FELL in LOVE with it!! So of course I HAD to use it!! I Die Cut it from some Tim Holtz Distress Water Color Paper and then added some Tumbled Glass and Pistachio Distress Ink and Water Colored part of it!! SQUEAL!! I LOVE how it turned out!! The I Die Cut a Frame from the Frames & Flowers Die Set from some Chalkboard Paper and used the Hello, Awesome Stamps and Unscramble This Stamps Sets and White Embossed my Sentiment!! I also Die Cut several of the Flowers from the same Frames & Flowers Die Set from some Felt!! Alittle Burlap Twine and some Pretty Pink Posh Crystal Sequins!! I backed my Card with the same Chalkboard Paper and my Card was done!!
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Newton's Nook Designs April Release ~ Garden Whimsy!! =)

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This is my Second Post for today!! If you're looking for the Paper Sweeties Release Rewind Post, Please Scroll Down!! =) THANKS!! 
Sorry for the Late Posts today!! My Baby Greyson has been SUPER Sick for 2 weeks!! After another Hospital Visit we found out he had Swallowed a Lego!! I'm FEELING SO BLESSED that this didn't turn into something more sever and APPRECIATE ALL of your COMMENTS and PRAYERS!! Have a Fabulous Weekend!!  =)
April Release from Newton's Nook Designs
 Hello!!
Welcome to the Newton's Nook Designs April Release!! I'm SO EXCITED to be sharing the New "Garden WhimsyStamp Set with you today!!
Garden Whimsy | 4x6 Photopolymer Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
This set is SUPER FUN and I think there are SO MANY occasions that this set can be used for!! I decided to create a FUN Circle Window Card!! I wanted to have the Fence and Grass Images behind my Sweet Bunny Image so I created some Masks in order to Stamp the seamless design!! I also knew I wanted to Water Color my card so I Stamped and Embossed everything on to some Distress Water Color Paper!! I used my Distress Markers to Water Color everything and I just really LOVE how these work for layering!! I used Foam Tape to add my Bunny and then I added the Window Panel on top with Foam Tape too!! I Stamped my Sentiment along with a FUN Border of Flowers around the Bottom Half of the Window!! I Water Colored it all of the Images and added a Sweet Little Bird and then I thought it need some SPARKLE!!?? So I Colored over the Flowers and the Bird with a Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Marker!! I LOVE the way it turned out!!
Would you like to win “Garden Whimsy”?
This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!
Here's how to win:
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog release 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, April 16th at 9pm CDT to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 17th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you'll stop by the Newton's Nook Designs Blog tomorrow for the FULL RELEASE!! You're going to just LOVE it!! =)
Have a Fabulous Week!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA  =)

Paper Sweeties April Release Rewind ~ Spring Purple Tree!! =)

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This is the First of Two Post for today!! If you're looking for the Newton's Nook Designs Release Post, Please Refresh the Page!! =) THANKS!! 
Sorry for the Late Posts today!! My Baby Greyson has been SUPER Sick for 2 weeks!! After another Hospital Visit we found out he had Swallowed a Lego!! I'm FEELING SO BLESSED that this didn't turn into something more sever and APPRECIATE ALL of your COMMENTS and PRAYERS!! Have a Fabulous Weekend!!  =)



Hello!!
Welcome back to the Paper Sweeties April Release Rewind!!
I decided to play along with a Sparkle & Shine Challenge Four with this Card for today!! I decided to create a REALLY BEAUTIFUL Purple Tree!! From the time I can remember these Purple Trees have been one of my most FAVORITE Things about Spring!! =) I LOVE driving around the Country and seeing them in ALL of their Glory once they star to Bloom!! If you've NEVER seen these trees here is a Picture I found on the Internet to share with you!! Now Picture these scattered EVERYWHERE and you can probably TOTALLY understand why I LOVE these SO MUCH!! =)


                                                         Tree Of Life
I Die Cut a Circle for the Main Body of my Tree then I added Distress Ink in Seedless Preserves and then Splattered it with Water and some Iridescent Spray!! I Stamped and Die Cut the Leaves and then added some Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Marker onto to make them Sparkle!! =) I Stamped and Die Cut the Flowers and Colored them with the same Distress Ink then used the Flower Sequins to create the Centers!! A Tiny Pearl Seed Bead finishes them off!! I Stamped and Die Cut the Sweet Little Bird and Colored it with Distress Ink and added more Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Marker!! I Layered it all together and I just LOVE the way it turns out!! =) I Stamped and Die Cut the Tree Trunk and the Grass and then the Sweet Little Tire Swing!! =) I added some Burlap String to make it look like the one I had when I was growing up!! Put it altogether following the Sketch and my card was done!!
I hope you'll stop by to see what the rest of the AMAZING DT created for today's Count Down!!
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =) 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wheelie Big Thanks Shaker Card for LawnScaping Challenge #103 ~ Dimension!!

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Hello!!
I'm stopping in to share a Card I've made for the LawnScaping Challenge #103!! This month's featured Sponsor is Ellen Hutson!! So we were asked to create a Project using Dimension in some way!! I had wanted to upload this card for the challenge last week, but my Littlest Kiddo Greyson has been SUPER Sick and then Poor Beckett got sick yesterday so I'm BARELY making the deadline!! HAHAHAHAHA!! =)
I decided to use the Lawn Fawn Wheelie Like You Stamp Set and the Coordinating Dies all of which I bought at Ellen Hutson!! I just LOVE this Sweet Little Set!! SQUEAL!! =) Then I used the   Birthday Tags Stamp Set for part of my Sentiment!! I wanted to make it a THANKS Card and thought it'd be FUN for it to read "Wheelie Big THANKS"!!  I Die Cut the THANKS Die from some Black Cardstock and then I added some Black Glitter and added a Shadow Layer and I LOVE the way it turned out!! I used another Hampster and added it to the THANKS Die Cut like he was Climbing all over the THANKS Die Cut!! For the Front of my card I really wanted to use the Wheel for a shaker and I created a FUN Scene!! =) I created a FUN Scene using the Lawn Fawn Grassy Lawn Fawn Grassy Border Die, the Cloud Dies and the Stitched Sun Die from the Hello Sunshine Die Set!! I really Like the way it turned out!! I've NEVER Made a Scalloped Circle Card, but have ALWAYS LOVED the one's I have seen others make!! I can now say that I WILL be making more of these again soon!! =)

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
                         LARISSA  =)

Newton's Nook Designs April Release ~ Fanciful Florals!! =)

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 Hello!!
Welcome to the Newton's Nook Designs April Release!! I'm SO EXCITED to be sharing the New Fanciful FloralsStamp Set with you today!!

This set is SUPER FUN and I think there are SO MANY occasions that this set can be used for!! I decided to create some Etched Jewelry Pieces for today's Release!! Now if you have followed me for awhile, you know that my SECOND Favorite Hobby after Card Making/Stamping is Making Jewelry!! As SOON as I saw these AWESOME Stamps for today's Release I knew this set would be AWESOME for a Technique called Etching Base Metals!! I used several Different Copper Metal Blanks to create some FUN Jewelry Pieces and I LOVE that with this technique the results are NEVER the same!! I mean sure you get an Etched Design and its the same Stamped Image that you used, but depending on the Metal Base that you use and how long you leave your piece in the Etching Solution-Ferric chloride ~ (I use PCB Solution from Radio) the results are different EVERY TIME!! I will Link you to Several Tutorials below that I have liked for achieving this process!! I just used the Newton's Nook Designs Fancilful Florals Stamp Set along with Staz On Ink when it was time to do the Stamping!! So without further ado here are my FUN Pieces for today!! =) I LOVE the way they turned out!! =) (P.S Sorry for the Pictures too I'm not a PRO at Photographing Jewelry yet!! LOL!! Something I'm still working on) Hopefully you get the Idea though on how AWESOME and FUN this Technique is!! =)
I used several Nunn Designs Metal Pieces for my Designs today!! I used the Metal Stamping Toggle Flat Tag~Antique Copper for my Circle Bracelet and the Metal Stamping Crest Tag Circle~Antique Copper for the Earrings!! Then I used several other Jewelry Finding Pieces to finish off my designs!! I really hope you ENJOY these and look to see ALL the different ways you can use your stamps!! =)
This tutorial from Beaducation.com is my FAVORITE!! They even share an AMAZING Free Class that is SO EASY to follow!! The You-Tube Video can be found here if you're just interested in watching the Process!! =) If your into trying this technique out for yourself this is where I would start!! =) Next this tutorial Etching Aluminum by Karen McGovern is another AMAZING tutorial to check out!! She shares Several Videos too and there is just ALOT of useful information!! =) I hope that if you try this out you'll share your Projects with me because I'd LOVE to see how they turn out!! =)
Would you like to win “Fanciful Florals”?
This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog release 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, April 16th at 9pm CDT to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 17th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you'll join us tomorrow for a look at the New Garden Whimsy Stamp Set!! You're going to just LOVE it!! =)
Have a Fabulous Week!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA  =)