Thursday, March 30, 2017

PS March Challenge/New PS April Release Sneak Peek/Coffee Lovers Spring Blog Hop!! =)

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Hello!!
I'm here to share a Card for the Paper Smooches March Challenge!!
I just LOVE these Monthly Challenges and ALWAYS look forward to seeing what AMAZING Cards are created!! I have used several NEW PS Sets for my Tag today that will be available on March 31st!! You're gonna LOVE LOVE LOVE the New Products!! For even MORE Sneak Peeks, Inspiration and for a chance to WIN visit the Paper Smooches Blog for the April Release Blog Hop!!
I started by Die Cutting the Largest Gift Tags 2 Die Set and then used some Shabby Shutters Distress Ink to create a Background!! I Sprayed it with water and added some Water Splatters for even more Texture!! I then Die Cut the Cozy Coffee Die Set from some White, Kraft and Black Cardstock and Paper Pieced the Die Cut together!! I wanted a SWEET Little Face that matched the Sugar Cookies I made so I used the New Pineapple Crush Stamp Set and Stamped and Embossed the Face!! Then I used the Mini Hearts also in the Set to add some Checks with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxcide Ink and Embossed them too!! I wanted some Texture and Shading on my Coffee Cup so I used a N0 Copic Marker and added the shading on the Coffee Cup!! Next I Stamped and Embossed the New Sentiment from the Pineapple Crush 2 Stamp Set!! SQUEAL!! LOVE it!! I added a Shabby Shutters Seam Binding Bow and my Tag was finished!!
The YUMMY Coffee Cup Sugar Cookies were made with the Sweet Sugarbelle Cookie Cutter Sets by American Crafts and I used Royal Icing to Decorate them!! I wanted a Corrugated Look to the Coffee Cozy so I used an over lapping Line Technique and I LOVE the way it turned out!! Then I added the Faces and the Coffee Cut Lid Details!! I LOVE how the Tag is going to Match PERFECLY with these Cookies to give away to a SWEET Friend!!
I'm also playing along with the 
Spring Hop 2017

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

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

PS Color of the Year March 2017 Challenge!! =)

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Hello!!
I'm here to share a Card for the Paper Smooches March Challenge!!
I just LOVE these Monthly Challenges and ALWAYS look forward to seeing what AMAZING Cards are created!! I have used several PS Sets for my card 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 Months 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'm also playing along with the
workitwedbanner
(Cactus Flowers count right!!??)  =)
 
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Monday, March 20, 2017

Inky Paws Challenge #43 Sketch Challenge ~ Mermaid Crossing!! =)

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HELLO!! HAPPY MONDAY!!
Here are the Details for playing along!!
Create a project using the sketch!!
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, March 31st, 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?

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 went alittle Rouge using just two different Distress Ink Colors and then a Plain White Cardbase behind!! I used the Banner Die Cut as my String Element just moving it up alittle on the Card Front and I LOVE the Way it turned out!! I've used the Images from the Mermaid Crossing Stamp Set and then I've used Dies all from Avery Elle!! I Stamped and Embossed my Sentiment and then added the Starfish also Images from the Mermaid Crossing Stamp Set and some Pretty Pink Posh Sequins to finish it all off!!
 
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I CAN'T WAIT to see what you create!!
Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
I'm also Playing along with the
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs March Release ~ Newton's Rainy Day!! =)

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HELLO!!
Happy Thursday and Welcome to the Last day of the New Newton's Nook Designs March Release!! Today we're showcasing the New "Newton's Rainy Day" Stamp Set + Coordinating Die Set!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE these New Images and the New Dies and think you will too!! Let's take a Look at the FULL Sets, Sold Separately available Friday March 17th, 2017!!
SQUEAL!! What a SWEET Set!! My Boys LOVE LOVE LOVE Frogs so as soon as I saw this Little guy, I KNEW I had to create a FUN Sunshine Scene for him and I LOVE the way it turned out!! I've used SEVERAL other NND Stamps and Dies to create this Card too!! I've used the Darling Hearts Die Set for the Stitched Heart, the Garden Window Die Set for the Sentiment Banner, the NEW Sky Borders Die Set (revealed on Monday's post) for the Waves, the Paradise Palms Stamp Set for the Palm Trees and the Birds, and the Hoppy Days Stamp Set for the Lily Pad Image!! I used the Tim Holtz Rays Stencil for the Sun Rays along with some Distress Inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed and Fossilized Amber!! I also used Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass and Faded Jeans for the Water!! Then I added some Water Droplets just to the Water for some added Texture!!  I Die Cut my Base Panel using the Different Dies to create a FUN Inlaid Design!! I used Foam Tape on the Water to make the Frog and Water POP and to have the Sun Rays/Palm Trees fall in the Background!! I used Spectrum Noir Markers to Color my Images and then added some Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen for some Sparkle!! I also coated the Lily Pad with some Tonic Studios Morning Dew Nuvo Drops!! Hope you feel INSPIRED to use those Little Images in these sets to create a SCENE too!!??  =)
 
Would you like to win the "Newton's Rainy Day" Stamp 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 March 16th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on  Newton’s Rainy Day 
 Newton’s Rainy Day   Newton’s Rainy Day   Newton’s Rainy Day   Newton’s Rainy Day   Newton’s Rainy Day   Newton’s Rainy Day   Newton’s Rainy Day   Newton’s Rainy Day   Newton’s Rainy Day  THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you'll come back tomorrow for a look at the New Newton's Rainy Day Stamp Set + Coordinating Die Set!! You WON'T want to miss it!! 
Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! 
I'm also linking up to the

over on The Daily Marker Blog!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA    =)

Paper Sweeties | March 2017 Release Rewind!! =)

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HELLO!!
Welcome to the Paper Sweeties | March 2017 Release Rewind!! Today we are showing off the New March Release that is available in the Paper Sweeties Boutique NOW!! 
Today I'm showcasing the New You Warm My Heart Stamp Setand the Coordinating You Warm My Heart Sweet Cuts Die Set along with the With Love Sweet Cuts Die Set!!

Please continue to hop along and visit our talented Design Team Contributors' blogs to be inspired by their AMAZING projects:
Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Paper Sweeties
Karen Letchworth
Jill Norwood 
Kathy Schweinfurth
We'd love for you to play along with the 'anything goes' March Inspiration Challenge at Paper Sweeties - for a chance to win a $25 SHOPPING SPREE!  What fun inspiration we have this month -- will you create a card, layout, sweet treat or something else?
For MORE inspiration, ideas and ways to win some goodies, please feel free to subscribe to our newsletter,  visit our social media galleries and share us with your crafty friends:
Subscribe to our newsletter -> sign up on sidebar!
Are you SOCIAL???  CLICK on the links on the sidebar of this blog ---> to follow us!
Follow -> this blog <- to stay up to date with everything new and exciting from Paper Sweeties!
Have you seen our newest KIT OF THE MONTH?
You can purchase the kits one month at a time OR subscribe to the Kit of the Month CLUB to save $5 each month!  You'll get a fun Kit Club Member button that you can wear to all your crafty events and receive FUN mailbox inspiration shipped directly to you around the 15th of each month!  Hop on over to take a little peek! 
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you have ENJOYED the AMAZING Inspiration being shred showing off the New Products!! SQUEAL!! I CAN'T WAIT to see what you create with them!!  =)
Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
I'm also linking up to the

over on The Daily Marker Blog!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA    =)

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs March Release ~ Cottage Garden!! =)

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HELLO!!
Happy Wednesday and Welcome to the Thrid day of the New Newton's Nook Designs March Release!! Today we're showcasing the New "Cottage Garden" Stamp Set + Coordinating Die Set!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE these New Images and the New Dies and think you will too!! Let's take a Look at the FULL Sets, Sold Separately available Friday March 17th, 2017!!
SQUEAL!! How SWEET are those Images and that Die Set!!?? I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Beautiful Floral/Folk Art Details!! I CAN'T WAIT to share what I've made!!
How AMAZING is this "Cottage Garden" Stamp Set!! SWOON!! I'm in LOVE!! =)
I started with a Grey Card Base and then Die Cut a Lawn Fawn Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Panel and a Stitched Rectangle Panel!! I wanted to Play with my New Distress Oxide Inks and wanted to see if I could Water Color on the Stamps with them and Stamped using my Misti!!?? I found out that the Details and the Stamping are BEAUTIFUL!! =)
 
How FUN!!??  This is what the Panel Looked like after I Stamped it!!  =) Which on its own would make a BEATIFUL Card!! But I wanted to see what would happen if I Sprayed it with Water!! Well it Reacted and Bled until the Images were No longer a Detailed Image of Stamping anymore (similar to regular Distress Inks) except the Stamping is WAY more Crisp and the Colors are Variegated in hue and intensity!! It kept the Colors contained in there place so I Decided how AWESOME would it be to take the Stamps and Stamp and Emboss right over top of the Image I had initially Stamped with the Watercolor Distress Oxide Ink!! I Stamped with Vesa Fine Black Onyx Ink using my Misti to Line everything up and to be able to Double Stamp beings they are Solid Images!! The I covered them with Clear Embossing Powder and Heat Set them!! I then took the matching Dies and Die Cut them out and placed them to create my Folk Art Pattern!!  I used the NND Flag Die from the Garden Window Die Set and Die Cut a Banner from some Black Cardstock and Embossed the Sentiment with White Embossing Powder!! Then I added some Faceted Gems to the Centers of the Flowers!! Black to the Bottom Flowers and a Redish/Pink Colored Gems for the other Flowers!!  I LOVE the way it turned out and hope you'll give this FUN technique a TRY!! =)  
 
Would you like to win the Cottage GardenStamp 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 March 16th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 17th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you'll come back tomorrow for a look at the New Newton's Rainy Day Stamp Set + Coordinating Die Set!! You WON'T want to miss it!! 
Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! 
I'm also linking up to the

over on The Daily Marker Blog!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA    =)

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Paper Sweeties March Release Party 2017!! =)

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HELLO!!
Welcome to the Paper Sweeties | March 2017 Release Party!! Today we are showing off the New March Release that will be available in the Paper Sweeties Boutique today March 14th, 2017!!
Today I'm showcasing the New Keep Calm and Drink Coffee Stamp Set and the Coordinating
Keep Calm and Drink Coffee Sweet Cuts Die Set , You Warm My Heart Stamp Setand the Coordinating You Warm My Heart Sweet Cuts Die Set along with a Sentiment from the Tackle Life One Cup at a Time Stamp Set!! I've also used the Stitched Tags #1 Sweet Cuts Die Set along with the SWEET Images from the Planner Series: Checklist Stamp Set!! SQUEAL!! These are just the CUTEST Little Images that can be used is SO MANY different ways!! =) I've made SEVERAL SWEET Tags to show how you can use these AMAZING New Products on those Gifts for Teachers, Bosses, Co-Workers, Family or Friends!!  I mean SERIOUSLY WHO wouldn't want to get a Gift FULL of COFFEE related Products, or a Gift Certificate to their FAVORITE Coffee House!!   =) 
Before we take a look at the Tags though, Here's a look at the ENTIRE Release!!  =)



 
Please continue to hop along and see what the rest of the AMAZING Design Team has Created!!
Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Paper Sweeties <- you are here!
Karen Letchworth
Jill Norwood 
Kathy Schweinfurth
We'd love for you to play along with the 'anything goes' March Inspiration Challenge at Paper Sweeties - for a chance to win a $25 SHOPPING SPREE!  What fun inspiration we have this month -- will you create a card, layout, sweet treat or something else?
For MORE inspiration, ideas and ways to win some goodies, please feel free to subscribe to our newsletter,  visit our social media galleries and share us with your crafty friends:
Subscribe to our newsletter -> sign up on sidebar!
Are you SOCIAL???  CLICK on the links on the sidebar of this blog ---> to follow us!
Follow -> this blog <- to stay up to date with everything new and exciting from Paper Sweeties!
Have you seen our newest ---> KIT OF THE MONTH <---
You can purchase the kits one month at a time OR subscribe to the Kit of the Month CLUB to save $5 each month!  You'll get a fun Kit Club Member button that you can wear to all your crafty events and receive FUN mailbox inspiration shipped directly to you around the 15th of each month!  Hop on over to take a little peek!!
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you'll come back tomorrow for a look at the New Products during our Release Rewind!! SQUEAL!! I CAN'T WAIT to share it ALL with you!!
Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
I'm also linking up to the

over on The Daily Marker Blog!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA    =)