Friday, March 27, 2015

New Inky Paws Challenge #19 - Use Watercolor with Newton's Nook Designs!! =)

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Hello!!
Today is the start of a New Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge #19 ~ Use WaterColors!! This Month the Challenge is to WaterColor!! YEAH!! This Trend/Technique has certainly be received well and there are SO MANY different ways that you can achieve this look on your Projects!! I used some Tim Holtz Distress WaterColor Paper and Stamped my Images from the New Beautiful Blossoms Stamp Set in Versa Fine Black Onyx Ink and then Embossed them using Ranger Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder!! I then used my Distress Markers to Color onto my Acrylic Block and then used a WaterColor Brush to mix Water with the Marker Coloring and Water Colored my Images using Different shades of Color!! I LOVE the different variations of the same color you get when you WaterColor!! Just BEAUTIFUL!! I then used a Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker to color over certain portions on my Flowers for some added Sparkle!! I LOVE how it shines in Real Life!! =)
I Fussy Cut ALL of the Images and actually picked a portion of each Flower to cut out so I could POP it up and create a Layered Flower!! I LOVE how VERSATILE Flower Images are!!
I took a Black Soot Distress Marker and went around the Edges of each of my Images to finish them off!! I then Die Cut a Vintage Cream Cardstock Card Front using a Winnie & Walter Die and then cut a White Cardstock Front too!! Then I used a Mama Elephant Edge Die to create a FUN Border Panel to add my Flowers too!! some Pretty Pink Posh Crystal Sequins in 4mm and 6mm Sizes finish off the Design!! I added Foam Tape to the Layers to pop them up and my Card was Finished!! =) 
I hope you'll JOIN us for the New Challenge for a Chance to WIN!! I CAN'T WAIT to see what you create!! The Challenge winner will receive a $10 Store Credit to the Newton's Nook Designs 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'll  have two weeks to play along. Deadline to enter is Friday, April 10th, 2015 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND Blog on Monday, April 13th!!
THANKS so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a Fabulous Weekend!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA  =)

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Winnie & Walter Sparkle & Shine Chllange Card!! =)

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Hello!!
I'm stopping in to share the Card that I have made for the Second Sparkle and Shine Challenge!! This time its a Sketch Challenge and I LOVE the way my card turned out!! Beings Winnie & Walter were sponsoring the Challenge I thought I'd use the New The Party Stamp Set I bought along with the Essentials: Katharine Cutaways Die Set!! I used the Stamp Set and Stamped and Clear Embossed the Images using Versa Fine Black Onyx Ink and Ranger Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder onto some Distress Water Color Paper and then I used some Distress Markers to Water Color all of the Images!! I went with some of the Winnie & Walter Colors too, it just seemed to fit!! =) I also wanted to add a FUN element to the Balloons!!?? I have seen the AMAZING Confetti Balloons on Pinterest and thought it would be SO AWESOME to try and make them into Confetti Balloons using Mini Sequins!! So I pulled out my Mini Sequins and SQUEAL!! I LOVE them!! I Water Colored the Images in the colors that I wanted and then I added some Versa Mark Ink using a Versa Mark Marker!! I then coated them using so Judikins Sticky Stuff Embossing Power and then I was able to add the Mini Sequins with out them falling off and without having to worry about adhesive being noticeable!! I then covered them with some Clear Embossing Powder and in order to get the dimension/thickness that I wanted I used a Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker over the top of the Dried Embossing Powder in order to add more Embossing Powder and to add some Added Sparkle at the same time!! =) I repeated this Process about 5 times!! I wish you could see the results in REAL life, they are just SO SPARKLY and BEAUTIFUL!! =) I also did the Bow on the Package the same way just minus the Mini Sequins!! For alittle added interest to the background I stamped some Star Confetti and then added some Crystal Clear 4mm Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh!!
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA  =)

Paper Trey Ink March Blog Hop!! =)

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I'm stopping in to share some really Sweet Little Gift Tags that I have made for the Paper Trey Ink March Blog Hop!! I wanted to create these for some of the Easter Gifts I have to give and I LOVE the way they turned out!! I used the Paper Trey Ink Enclosed Basics Folded Tag Die, Papertrey Ink - Limitless Layers: 2 1/2" Circle Die Collection (set of 5) Etched Easter Eggs Dies, Song Bird Dies along with the Scrambled EggS Stamp Set for my Sentiment!! I Layered some of the parts of the Etched Easter Egg Die Cuts using Gold Foil Cardstock and I like the contrast!! I backed the Eggs with some Distress Water Color Paper that I Water Colored using Distress Markers in Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Tumbled Glass, and Evergreen Bough!! They blended so nicely and created that BEAUTIFUL Mint Green Color that I added for my Grass!! =) I die cut the Stitched Leaves from the Song Bird Die Set from Vellum and then added some Yellow Flower Sequins with Gold Seed Beads for the Centers!! I Stamped and Embossed my Happy Easter Sentiment to make it POP!!
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA  =)

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Paper Smooches SPARKS Designer Drafts Challenge!! =)

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'Helllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllo my friends:)

1. First--- I don't think I say this enough: THANK YOU! I love working with you all <3

2. Just a reminder- Team 2 please send me your creations for this week's Designer Drafts:)

3. Next week is Anything Goes Wk5---- let me know if you are planning on playing or not:) 

Ok---- off to work I go! I hope you have a fabulous day! TONS of love, Sav <3'

Hello!!
I hope you're ALL having an AMAZING Weekend!!?? Beckett is on Spring Break, so we were able to get away with some of our Friends and their Kiddos and go Skiing!! It has been just BEAUTIFUL ALL Weekend!! Beckett was SO AMAZED at how it was 76 Degrees at our house in Nebraska and then we traveled just 61/2 hours to Nederland/Eldora Colorado in the Mountains and it was Snowing and 30 Degrees!! It is SO FUNNY how different it can be just miles away!! =)
I'm stopping in to share the New Paper Smooches SPARKS Designer Drafts Challenge!!
I LOVE the sketch for this week and decided to use some of the Newly Released Goodies for my Card!! I've used the Graceful Beauties and Fanciful Frames Stamp Sets and the Butterfly Duet Die Set, Fringe Die, and the Gift Tags Die Set!!
I started by stamping the Largest Butterfly from the Graceful Beauties Stamp Set with Versa Fine Black Onyx Ink and then I covered it in Judikins Sticky Stuff Embossing Powder!! I added the Melissa Francis Vintage Glass Glitter and then Fussy Cut it out!! I layered an Oatmeal Meal Cardstock Butterfly and a Vellum Butterfly using the Butterfly Duet Die Set on top and then added a Confetti Heart Piece from Pretty Pink Posh to finish it off!! For the Fringe I folded some Packing Paper to fit just inside of the Fringe Die so that I could extend the length of the Fringe to fit the entire length of my card!! I LOVE being able to Stretch the uses of my Dies!! =) Then I stitched it along with a couple Sequins to the top part of my card front panel using my Sewing Machine!! I then Die Cut the Second Largest Tag from the Gift Tags Die Set also from some  Oatmeal Meal Cardstock and Vellum and then Stamped and Embossed my Sentiment from the Fanciful Frames Stamp Sets using Versa Fine Black Onyx Ink and Ranger Ultra Clear Embossing Powder!! I added my layered Butterfly and a Bow and layered it on top of the Fringe Border!! I LOVE how it turned out!! =)
I hope you'll join us this week for the Challenge and stop by the rest of the AMAZING Paper Smooches SPARKS Design Team Blogs to see what they have created using the FUN New Designer Drafts Sketch!!
Larissa Heskett~you're here!!
You'll have until March 28th at 11:59 PST to enter a Project and Play along with the Designer Drafts Sketch Challenge for a chance to win!! Our PS Pros receive a $30 credit to the Paper Smooches store!! Can't wait to see what you create!! =)
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a Fabulous Week!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Thursday, March 19, 2015

March Newton's Nook Designs Release ~ Newton's Birhtday Flutter!! =)

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HELLO!!
It time for the March Newton's Nook Designs Release!! I'm SO EXCITED to share the New Stamp Sets with you for this Month!! You're going to LOVE them!! Today we are showcasing the New Set called "Newton's Birthday Flutter"!!
Isn't this a FUN Little Mini Set!!?? I had to Giggle when I first saw it!! You could REALLY get creative and have FUN with the Images in this set!! =) So for my card today I decided to make a Shaker Card!! Originally, I wanted to add some of the Feathers to my shaker as a FUNNY little touch, but after making a Mock-Up just to test it out I decided I didn't like it as much as I thought I would!! I think it would be MORE Appealing if you could have the feathers be double sided!!?? I'm still brainstorming so maybe I can figure something out!!?? Until then I decided just to add the Feathers to the outside of the shaker and have them look as though they are falling down!! I LOVE the way it turned out and the EXTRA work of Fussy Cutting all of those Tiny Little Feathers was SO worth it in the end!! I used Copic Markers to color ALL of my Images!! I'm still NOT a PRO when it comes to using my Grey and Black Colors yet, but I stuck with it and in the end I got it too look pretty good I think!!?? I've used some Crystal Sequins from Simon Says Stamp in a Mixture of sizes!! Then for even more Sparkle I added some Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker to some of the Images!!
 
 
 
Would you like to win “Newton's Birthday Flutter”?
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, March 19th at 9pm CDT to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 20th. 
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 again tomorrow on the  Newton's Nook Designs Blog for the FULL Release of ALL of the AMAZING Stamp Sets this Month!! SQUEAL!! =) Plus you'll want to check back to see if you're one of the LUCKY Winners of one of these New Sets!! You're going to LOVE these!!
Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA  =)

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Lil' Inker Designs March Monthly Meetup Challenge ~ Diamond Butterfly!! =)

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Hello!!
I'm stopping in to share a FUN Card that I have made for the New March Monthly Meetup Challenge over on the Lil' Inker Designs Blog!! I wanted to use the SWEET Little Girl's Best Friend Diamond Die that I had gotten a couple months ago!! As SOON as I saw this Little Sweetie, I saw a BUTTERFLY!! =^) I'm not sure why, but I just HAD to have it so I could make Butterfly's and then I thought, Bling is ALWAYS Nice too!! HAHAHAHA!!  =) So I started by die cutting it from some Gold Foil Cardstock!! Then I backed it with some Black Cardstock!! I used the Stitched Heart Dies to create the Butterflies Body!! I folded it in half and then cut it and then attached the stitched ends to create the Body Shape!! I Die Cut the Fly Trail from the Stitched Butterfly Die Set!! For the Antennas I used some Twine and tied some Gold Seed Beads onto the ends and tied some knots!! I LOVE the way they turned out!! I used the Stitched Mats: Long & Skinny Rectangles Die to create my Little Border Strip!! I used the Stitched Mats: Rectangles and Die Cut the Mat for my Card!! I stamped my Sentiment and the Dots from the Lil' Inker Designs Hello, Awesome Stamp Set!! I created a similar Border Strip for the Inside of my Card and then I added the Awesome Word Die Cut that I stacked 3 Die Cuts High for alittle Dimension and then I covered it with Versa Mark Ink and the same Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder as my Sentiment on the Front of my Card!! I added some Paint Splatters and some Pretty Pink Posh Sequins in both 6mm Gold Flat and 4mm Cupped Black!! 
I LOVE the way that it turned out!! =)
Hope you LOVE it as much as I do!!?? =) I think I'm going to try making some of these in different colors and Paper Piecing them with the different colors of some of the Real Butterflies!! I think that with a Water Colored Background would be AWESOME!!?? =)
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

March Newton's Nook Designs Release ~ Farm Yard Friends!! =)

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(P.S SORRY for the LONG POST Today!! I wanted to make sure and share ALL of the Details as this was a SPECIAL Card to make!! If you'd rather Skip through to the comments at the end of the post I TOTALLY understand!! =) THANKS for the Visit and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!)

HELLO!!
It time for the March Newton's Nook Designs Release!! I'm SO EXCITED to share the New Stamp Sets with you for this Month!! You're going to LOVE them!! Today we are showcasing the New Set called "Farm Yard Friends"!!
SQUEAL!! I LOVE ALL of the New Sets, but this set is going to hold a VERY Special Place in my Heart because we Live on a Farm so I already KNOW I will be using this for EVERYTHING!!  =) In fact, the Card I've made for today; I've made for my Mother's Birthday next month!! I just LOVE how it turned out and I KNOW she will LOVE it too!!

 
 I started by Die Cutting the Barn Shape It Series Card Die from Paper Trey Ink only instead of cutting it from a Folded piece of cardstock to create a Folded Card Base, I chose just to cut it once so I could make it the Die Cut Center Piece for my Card!! I used some Wood Grain Patterned Papers!! I then took the New Lawn Fawn Picket Fence Die Set and Die Cut the Fence and the decorative Stitched Center Strips that come along with it and I used them to finish off the Fence as they were intended and then I also used them for the X's on my Barn Doors and I REALLY LOVE how they look!! I also took a Stitched Star Die from Lil' Inker Designs and created a Hay Loft Window and then I added some Patterned Paper for alittle contrast and FUN!! I stamped the Chicken Image and used Copic Markers and colored in the Image!! Then to add some Sparkle I used a Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker to the Head and the Wings!! I stamped and colored all of the other Main Images in the set using Copic Markers and then I Fussy Cut them out and I placed the Cow, Pig and the Sheep inside the Bard Doors so they look like they are ready to SUPRISE her when she opens up the Doors!! =) I also thought it would be FUN to add the CUTE Little Spider Web and the Spider from the Newton's Perfect Pumpkin Stamp Set as a SPECIAL Design!! One of my Mother's Favorite Stories/Movies to Read/Watch for/with us when we were Little was Charlotte's Web!!
So this little touch will hold a Secret Little Message for her and I KNOW she will understand EXACTLY what it is supposed to stand for too!! =) Then I also stamped the Happy Birthday Greeting!! I Embossed all of the Images using Ranger Ultra Clear Embossing Powder over Versa Fine Black Onyx Ink!! Then I added more of the Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker over the rest of the Images in certain areas for some added Sparkle and Interest!!
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 I also stamped the Grass and the Clover Images from the Chicken Scratches Stamp Set and Fussy Cut them out to add to my Scene!! I wanted to add some extra Details to the Background and the Ground of my Card so I used the Chicken Wire, Chicken Feet and the Pebbles/Seeds from the same Chicken Scratches Stamp Set and I just LOVE how these two sets work together!! =) The Clouds were Die Cut from the New Mama Elephant Stitched Sky Die Set!!
Would you like to win “Farm Yard Friends”?
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, March 19th at 9pm CDT to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 20th. 
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 again tomorrow for a look at the New Newton's Nook Designs  Stamp Set!! SQUEAL!! You're going to LOVE it!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA  =)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Essentials by Ellen Mix It Up Challenge!! =)

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(This is my Second Post for today!! To find my Newton's Nook Designs March Release Post Please Scroll Down!! THANKS!! =)

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Hello!!
I'm stopping in to share the Card that I have made for the FUN New Essentials by Ellen Mix It Up Challenge that are being hosted over on the Ellen Hutson Classroom Blog!! =) I was SO EXCITED when I saw that they were going to be Hosting these and I was even more EXCITED I was able to find some time to create something!! =) The Challenge was to combine Products from both the Essentials By Ellen and Hero Art onto one Project!! I wanted to create a Card using one of the Hero Arts Wood Stamps Many Blessing I had gotten Last Year, but it had gotten packed away when we moved and I forgot about it!! So when I was unpacking and found it, I KNEW this was the Challenge I wanted to use it for!! I decided to go with a Country Feel beings both the Stamp and the FUN Ellen Home & Hearth Die Set that I used have that sort of feel to them!! I stamped and Embossed the Sentiment using some of my FAVORITE WoW Sierra Glitter Embossing Powder!! I wanted it to Pop alittle more, so I took a .3mm Copic Liner Marker and added some Shadow Lines!! I then took some Hero Arts Soft Sand Shadow Ink and blended it out alittle so it wasn't so Stark!! Then I Paper Pieced the Die Cuts to create a FUN Scene!! I added a Shadow to them too just to help give them some weight beings the Sentiment stamp is such a Large one!! I used a Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker and added some Sparkle to the Hearts, Windows and Trees!! I just LOVE the way it turned out!!  =)

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