Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Sweet Cards with Newton's Nook Designs!! =)

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Hello!!
Happy Tuesday!! I'm here with a couple cards I've made for the Newton's Nook Designs Blog!!
We're getting ready for the February Release which starts tomorrow so I hope you'll join us for ALL of the FUN and for some chances to WIN the New Sets!! SQUEAL!! You're NOT going to want to miss it!! Here are a Couple Teasers just to get you EXCITED!!  =)
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For my Cards today I was Inspired by this Inky Paws Challenge Photo for my First Card!!
 
Even though the Challenge is over I always like to use them for further Inspiration and I REALLY LOVE the way this car turned out!!
 
 
I wanted to create a BEAUTIFUL Focal Image and decided to use the Bird Image from the Newton's Nook Designs Darling Duos Stamp Set along with the Coordnaing Newton's Nook Designs Darling Hearts Die Set to Die Cut a Cardstock Heart that was Stamped and Embossed with WoW Glitter Embossing Powder!! I then Colored the Image with my Copic Markers!! I wanted to Soften the Image so I Stamped and Embossed it again on Vellum using the same WoW Glitter Embossing Powder!! Then I Fussy Cut it out and Glued it over the Colored Cardstock Image on the Stitched Heart Die Cut!! It looks SO NEAT in real Life!! I wanted to a Mat and realized that the Simon Says Stamps Large Heart Doily Die was a PERFECT Fit!! For my Card Base, I created a FUN Water Colored Panel that I Die Cut using a Mama Elephant All Prettied Up Die Set!! Then I used the Little Hearts from the Newton's Nook Designs Darling Hearts Die Set to Die Cut some Hearts from the Front of my Card Base!! I wanted a FUN 3-D Heart Line and I used my Sewing Machine to secure them to the Front of my Card!! I then added a Mixture or Sequins from both Pretty Pink Posh and Lucy's Little Things!!
  Darling Duos | 4x6 Photopolymer Stamp Set | Newton's Nook Designs   Darling Hearts | Die Set | Newton's Nook Designs  Hoppy Days | 4x6 Photopolymer Stamp Set | Newton's Nook Designs
My Next Card I wanted to Create a Valentine's Day Snowglobe Card!! I used the Bunny Image from the Newton's Nook Designs Hoppy Days Stamp Set!! I REALLY LOVE the way it turned out!!
I created the FUN Snowglobe by Die Cutting the Lil' Inker Designs Dual Dotted Circle Die Set!!  Then I added the Embroidery Thread!! For the Base I cut a Rectangle and rounded the edges!! Then I wanted it to look like a Ribbon was tied around the Snowglobe base so I used the Lil' Inker Designs Gift Bow Topper Die and then added a Mini Leather Bow that I Die Cut using the Paper Smooches Baby Bow Die Set!! I wanted a FUN Embellishment so I used the Medium Heart from the Newton's Nook Designs Darling Hearts Die Set from some Clear Shrink Plastic that I Colored with a R29 Copic Marker!! I LOVE the way it turned out!! I Stamped the Sweet Bunny from some Patterned Paper from the Crate Paper Kiss Kiss Collection and then Fussy Cut it out!! I added some Doodle Bug Bubble Gum Glitter to the Tail and the inside of the Bunnies Ear!! For my Shaker Elements I used a Mixture of Pretty Pink Posh Sequins and  some of the Mini Heart Die Cuts that I created from some Shrink Plastic and alittle of the same Doodle Bug Bubble Gum Glitter!! The Name Plate was Stamped and Embossed with the Valentine's Day Sentiment using Ranger Gold Embossing Powder!!  I HOPE you're feeling INSIRED!!??   =)
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I'm also linking up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Have a Heart!!
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you join us Tomorrow for the Newton's Nook Designs February Release!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA    =)

Friday, February 5, 2016

2nd Annual Newton's Nook Designs "Sweet Treats" Blog Hop!! =)

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HELLO!!
HAPPY FRIDAY!!  =)
Welcome to the Second Annual "Sweet Treats" Blog Hop with Newton's Nook Designs!! The Newton's Nook Designs Team is hopping along today to share some great Sweet Treats - just in time for Valentine's Day!! Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of this post to see the whole list and hop along and comment for a Chance to WIN!! 
SQUEAL!! I'm SO EXCITED!! =) I have a Few Projects to share with you today so lets get started!! =) I have been playing around with the Idea of using my Dies to create some Pretty SWEET Little Treat Tags/Wraps if I do say so myself!!?? LOL!! My Boys LOVE M&M's so I thought it would be FUN to create some Treat Tags/Wraps that you can Wrap over a Bag of M&M's or any other type of  Personal Sized Candy!! I've used the Newton's Nook Designs Daring Duos Stamp Set for the Sweet Little Heart Cards that I Stamped and Embossed with the Cat and Puppy Images!!  I used the Newton's Nook Designs Darling Hearts Die Set to create the FUN Little Stitched Heart Card Tags and then Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment on the inside of the Card Tags!! I wanted to keep this an EASY and FAST Project in order to create Multiples and thought it would be FUN to use some WoW Gold Glitter Embossing Powder for the Cat Image just to show that you can switch it up to make it more Personalized!! =) Then the Kids can Color the Images in for a FUN Activity later on!! =)
 
My Next Project would be PERFECT for any occasion as well!! I LOVE being able to use Felt and I think these Gift Bags and Gift Tags are just too SWEET for words!!  =) I've used the Newton's Nook Designs Daring Duos Stamp Set for the Sweet Little Heart Card that I Stamped and Embossed with the Bird Image and the Wow Red Glitter Embossed Tag!!  I used the Newton's Nook Designs Darling Hearts Die Set to create the FUN Little Stitched Heart Pocket on the Front of my Felt Gift Bag!! I've used the New Paper Trey Ink Coin Purse II Dies to create the Main Bag Body and the Reverse Confetti Layered Bow Confetti Cuts to create the Felt Bow!! =) I added a Metal Clip to the Back of the Bow so that it can be used again for either another Gift Bag or for Hair!! I used the NND Stitched Heart Die to create a Layered Pocket on the Front of the Bag!! I have a Stamped and Embossed Stitched Heart Card with the Bird Image in the Larger Pocket!! I put a Mini Hershey's Chocolate Bar in the Stitched Heart Pocket!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Pockets and think this is such a FUN way to use the NND Dies!! I HOPE this gives you some New Ideas on ways to use your Products together!!??  =)
So what do you think!!?? I LOVE LOVE LOVE that I have SEVERAL New ways to use my Newton's Nook Designs Stamps and Dies!! SO FUN!!
Sweet Treats Blog Hop Giveaway!!
Would you like to win a $10 store credit to our Newton's Nook Designs?We are giving them out to TWO Lucky Winners!! Here's how to WIN: Comment on the NND Blog and Design Team Blogs (see list below)!! Two Winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs 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 Sunday, February 7th at 9pm CDT to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Monday, February 8th.!!

Check out all the AWESOME Design Team Blogs below to enter:

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

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Paper Sweeties February 2016 Inspiration Challenge #40!! =)

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HELLO!!
WOW!! It's February 1st and if you're like me you're wondering where January went!!?? I'm here with the New Paper Sweeties February 2016 Inspiration Challenge #40!! I'm a HUGE LOVER of Snowmen so when I saw this Inspiration Photo I had SO MANY Ideas!! LOL!! After playing with some of my FAVORITE Paper Sweeties Products though, I just had the CUTEST AHHHAA!! Moment!! =) To create a Snowman Gumball Machine!! HOW FUN is that!!??
I used the New Snow Time Add-on: Sweet Treats Stamp Set and the coordinating Sweet Cuts Snow Time Add-on: Sweet Treats Die Set along with the Snow Time Stamp Set and the coordinating Sweet Cuts Snow Time Die Set!! I Stamped and Embossed the Gumballs and a Heart just in the bottom of my Snowman Gumball Machine and had to do some Masking with some Post It Tape to get the Layered Design I wanted!! I used my Copic Markers to Color in the Gumballs in Three different Shades!! I used R00 & R20 for the Light Pink Gumballs, RV11 & RV32 for the Mauve Pink Gumballs and V12 & V04 for the Light Purple Gumballs!!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE these Sets and think there are SO MANY FUN Ways that you can use them in your Paper Crafting!! After looking through my other Sets I've also used several other sets to finish off the Snowman Gumball Machine!! I used the Carrot from the  Bunny Hugs and Kisses Stamp Set for the Nose and I used the SWEET Sentiment from this Set too only I cut it apart so I could just use the "Hugs and Kisses"!! It's the PERFECT Size and everything!! SQUEAL!!  =) Then I've used the Snow Friends Stamp Set and the coordinating Sweet Cuts Snow Friends Die Set for the Top Hat and the Scarf for my Snowman!! I used Patterned Paper from Prima and then added some Shading with my Copic Markers and some WoW Red Glitter Embossing Powder for some Sparkle!! Again the PERFECT Size!! =) I used the Sweet Cuts Deck the Halls Die Set to die cut some Branches for the Arms of my Snowman!! I was SO EXCITED to find that these too, were the PERFECT Size!! I Stamped and Embossed Snowflakes in WoW White Embossing Powder to the Patterned Paper Pieced Card Base I created!! I decided to add a Piece of Vellum over the Entire Card Base to make it less BUSY so my Snowman Gumball Machine would really take center stage!! I added some of the Pink Watermelon Flower Sequins ontop of the Vellum for the Centers of some of the Embossed Snowflakes underneath!! I put some Crystal Seed Beads in the Center of the Sequins just to Finish them off and to add even more Sparkle!! I created a Ribbon Cluster to add my Tag Sentiment too then my Card was done!! I hope you LOVE it as much as I do!!?? I also hope you'll stop by the rest of the AMAZING DT Team Blogs to see what they have create!!
Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
February Guest Designer: Carrie Sheridan

I CAN'T WAIT to see what you create!!
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I'm also Linking Up to the Coolest Card Series Challenge ~ Snow Themed Card using a Valentine's Color Scheme!!
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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes!! =) 

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

Memory Box Challenge #8- Shake it up Baby! (Shaker Cards)!! =)

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Hello!!
I'm stopping in to share the card that I've made for the Memory Box Challenge #8- Shake it up Baby! (Shaker Cards) and the COOLest Cards Series~Sparkle!! I had gotten the Newly Released Memory Box Birthday Bunnies Stamp Set and the coordinating Memory Box Birthday Bunnies Die Set from the Ellen Hutson Online Store!!  I KNEW I just had to use them to create a SWEET little Shaker Card with LOTS of BEAUTIFUL Sparkling Sequins!! =)
 
I have LOTS of Birthdays to send Cards for in the Months to come so I thought I better get a jump start on them now!! I used the Memory Box Cross Stitched Frame Borders Die Set along with the Memory Box Cross Stitched Frames Die Set to create the AWESOME Frame and Base for my Card Design!! Then I used the Poppystamps 1221 Stitched Landscapes Die Set to create some Hills to ground my Scene!! I Watercolored them using some Distress Ink and then I Stamped and Embossed my Sentiment using a Sentiment that I cut apart in order to stamp it all in one Line at the Bottom of my Card!! I just LOVE the SWEET Finishing touch that the Bow adds to the Scene!! I wanted it to look like the Bunnies are getting Swept Away by the Bunch of Balloons!! I thought making it into a Shaker Card would be PERFECT and would help with the Idea of them Floating Away!!?? I used a New BEAUTIFUL Sequin mix from Pretty Pink Posh!! One of my Sweet Blog Friends Lisa Elton actually collaborated on this Sweet Pea Mix that she named after her Sweet Granddaughter!! It was the PERFECT finishing touch to this Card!!  
 
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THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA    =)

Friday, January 29, 2016

Poppystamps Challenge #16 - Sparkly Snow!! =)

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HELLO!!
I'm here to share the Sweet Winter Hang In There Card that I've made using several Poppystamps Dies and Stamp Sets along with some Products from Memory Box too for the Poppystamps Challenge #16 - Sparkly Snow and the COOLest Cards Series~Watercolor!!  =)
What do you think!!??
Wouldn't this cheer you up!!?? I've used some of the New Images from the Poppystamps CL419 Love Note Clear Stamp Set along with the coordinating Poppystamps 1457 Love Note Die Set!!          
 
I just LOVE LOVE LOVE these New Sets and think they are going to be GREAT for Holiday Themed Cards as well!!  I used the Memory Box Cross Stitched Frame Borders Die Set along with the Memory Box Cross Stitched Frames Die Set for the Base and a Snow Drift Layer and then I used an older Poppystamps Pine Tree Border Die to Layer a couple rows of Trees!! I just ADORE the Cross Stitched Design and think it adds SO much to the Design!! I wanted it to look like it was Snowy Outside so I used a White Gel Pen to add some Snow to the Trees and then I used a Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Marker to add some Sparkle!! =) I used Distress Inks to Watercolor my Background and my Images and then add some Water Splatters for a Snowy Feel!! I Stamped and Embossed some Stars from the Memory Box Birthday Bunnies Stamp Set in Ranger White Embossing Powder for some added FUN!! I Stamped and Embossed the Sweet Bow also from the same Set and used it to make it look like the Bear was holding onto the Sled Rope and the Penguins were Pulling him!! SO FUN Right!!?? I used some Black Hemp Twine for the Rope and Tied a Knot in the end for a Finished Look!! I used some Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Marker to make everything Sparkle!! SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way it looks in real life!! I tried to capture it on Camera, but its REALLY Hard to do!! =) A Few Pretty Pink Posh Sequins finish off the Design!!
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I'm also Linking Up to the
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes!! =) 
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)