Sunday, May 22, 2016

Sweet Little Pig and 3-D Basket with Simon Says Stamp!! =)

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Hello!!
I saw that the challenge over on both the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog and the Simon Says Monday Challenge Blog was FUN with Felt!! =) SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Felt!! I have been creating up a storm using the Simon Says Stamps Plush Party Bunny Wafer Die Set along with Plush Spring Time Basket Wafer Die Set and the Mini Flower and Leaves Wafer Die Set!! I've been having FUN altering the Die Cuts to create some other projects to get MORE out of my Dies!! I just LOVE being able to use them for SO MANY different things!! =) So I created a Sweet Little Pig along with a Larger 3-D Basket for my Niece to carry her Sweet Little Pig around in from some October Afternoon Fabrics and some Felt!! =) For the Pig I Die Cut ALL of my Pieces and then just made the ears alittle smaller!! I Stitched it altogether and then added the Mini Flowers to the her Ear!! I used the Button Die Cut from some Soft Pink/Peach Felt from WPlus9 for the Pigs Nose and Stitched it too the Face of the Pig!! For the Basket I drew out a Pattern using the Spring Time Basket Die to create a 3-D Basket!! Here's a Picture of the Pattern I made!!
It's SUPER EASY to create and then I used the Die to Cut out the Fabric Pieces from the October Afternoon Fabric and then used the Pattern I made to Cut my Felt Pieces out to create the Shape and the Liner of my Basket!! I like to double it up just to make it more stable, but you could totally just do this in a Single Layer if you want!! Then I Stitched it up and added the Handle also included in the Set!! I layered this up as well and again I did it to make it more sturdy so it could stand up to LOTS of Wear and Tear from Raelee!! =)
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THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you come back because I have a Couple MORE to share!! =) Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs May Release ~ A Cozy Day In!! =)

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This is my Second Post for today!! =) If your looking for my May Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge Guest Designer Post Please Scroll Down!!  THANKS =) 


HELLO!!
Welcome back to the last day of the
Today we are showcasing the New
"A Cozy Day In" Stamp Set!! This Set is SO FUN!!
Let's take a look at this AWESOME Set!!
I Just LOVE this SWEET Image and these Sentiments!!
Here's the Card that I've made for today!!
 I wanted to make a FUN Shaker Card and I thought the Fringe Scalloped Rectangle Die Set from Lil' Inker Designs was the PERFECT Fit!! So I created a FUN Frame for my Shaker Card using it in an unexpected way!! I Die Cut the Largest Frame in the Set from some Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper and then I took the Next Size Frame and Die Cut the Distress Watercolor Paper again only I Die Cut it from the Back Side so that I could have the DOUBLE Scalloped Border Edge!! SQUEAL!! It just makes me HAPPY and it reminds me of the Border on a Quilt or Rug!?? Next I Stamped and Embossed my Image onto Distress Watercolor Paper!! Then used my Distress Inks to Watercolor my Image!! I know some people (I used to be one of them) are intimidated by Larger Images like these because they are ALWAYS questioning how to Color Images like these using the Right Color Combination!!?? After LOTS of Practice and taking Classes from Online Card Classes, I use the Trick of thinking about the Color Wheel/or just a Rainbow!! It has REALLY HELPED me ALOT!! So for my Image today you can see the Rainbow RIGHT!! All I've done is broke it down the Shirt is my (Red) even though I decided to use Pastel Colors!! The Cats are my (Orange)!! The Chair is my (Yellow)!! I skipped Green and the Blanket is my (Blue) and then the Book is my (Purple)!! SO EASY Right!!??
I hope this helps to make you think about Coloring in your Larger Images with more Confidence and I CAN'T WAIT to see what you CREATE using this SWEET
"A Cozy Day In" Stamp Set!!

Would you like to win the "A Cozy Day In" 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 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, May 19th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 20th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you
Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

May Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge Guest Designer!! =)

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Hello!!
I'm here to share the New May Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge as a Guest Designer!! SQUEAL!! You have NO IDEA how EXCITED I was when Laurel Beard emailed and asked me to Join them clear back in March!! It ALWAYS AMAZES me just how MUCH Planning, Work and Effort goes into Hosting these Challenges each Month so I just wanted to give Laurel and Ellen Hutson a HUGE THANK YOU for ALL of the Hard Work, the Guest Designer Invitation and the chances to WIN!! It MEANS ALOT!! =) I'm SO EXCITED to share my Card with you today and I'll have a couple more to share as the Challenge goes on!! =) So I was INSPIRED by the Flowers and the Color of the Lipstick (??) Quote that says "She LOVED Life and it LOVED her Right Back"!! That's also how I came up with the Sentiment I used for my Card!!
I've used Essentials by Ellen Vellum for my Card today and instead of Stamping and Embossing the Flowers onto it, I used the Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Bohemian Garden by Julie Ebersole and the Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Thankful by Julie Ebersole  to Trace my Floral Bouquet Design and then Debossed the Design into the Vellum!! You have to be some what careful not to Puncture through he Vellum when doing this Technique, but in REAL Life it is SO WORTH the results!! =) I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the look and that I can get MORE use out of my Clear Stamps!! SQUEAL!! =) I recently took the Clear and Sheer Class from Online Card Classes and that is where I got my Inspiration for this Technique!!
I used my Zig Clear Color Real Brush Markers to Watercolor on the Backside of the Vellum!! You could use Copic Markers or your Alcohol Inks too!! I really like the look and the results I got using the Zig Clear Color Real Brush Markers though!! I Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment from the Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Fancy Thanks by Julie Ebersole using WoW Super Fine Embossing Powder over VersaFine Black Onyx Ink and then Die Cut the Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Totally Fabulous by Julie Ebersole from some Black Cardstock and again from some Black Adhesive Fun Foam!! I adhered them together and adhered it to my Card Front!! A few Sparkling Clear Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh finishes of my Card!! 
I hope you JOIN in on the FUN over on the Ellen Hutson Classroom Blog for a chance to WIN a $50.00 Gift Certificate to the Ellen Hutson Store!! SQUEAL!! =)
 
If you're not familiar with the Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge its a Monthly Inspirational Challenge based on a Pinterest Inspired Photo that is located on the CLASSroom Blog!! A random Challenge participant will receive a $50 Gift Certificate to the Ellen Hutson Store!!  To be eligible, to WIN you MUST use Essentials by Ellen Products and use the Photo Badge as Inspiration for your Project!! There will be an inlinkz on the Challenge Post where you can Submit your Entry!!

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!
I CAN'T WAIT to see what you create for the New May Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA  =)

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs May Release ~ Newton's Book Club!! =)

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HELLO!!
Welcome back to the third day of the May Newton's Nook Designs Release Week!! Today we are showcasing the New "Newton’s Book Club" Stamp Set!! These Images are SO FUN!! I even think they'd work WELL for those End of the Year Teacher Cards you may be making!! =)
Let's take a look at this AWESOME Set!!
Here's the FUN Slider Card I made for today!! SQUEAL!! When I was looking at these Images I thought it would be SO FUNNY to have the Windup Mouse Image "POP" Out from Behind the Stack of Books!! I have a FAMILY FULL of SILLINESS so this made me SMILE!! I've used the MFT Inside & Out Diagonal Stitched Die Set for my Card Base!! I Stamped and Embossed my images onto some Distress Watercolor Paper and then Watercolored them using Distress Inks!! I Stamped and Die Cut the Windup Mouse and the Ball of Yarn from the Newton's Antics Stamp Set and the Coordinating Newton's Antics Die Set!! For the Slider Track I used an MFT Gift Grooves Die Set!! I know this isn't its intended use, but I LOVE the SMALLER size of the track and for Smaller Images its a PERFECT Fit!! Plus, BONUS I'm getting MORE out of my Die Set!! SCORE!!  =)
 
 
I also have another FUN Interactive Card to share using some of the Images from the New Adventure Awaits Stamp Set that was showcased yesterday!! =) I've also used the NND Whispering Pines Stamp Set, the Winged Wishes Stamp Set and the Basket of Wishes Stamp Set!! I've NOTICED that these have been POPULAR and I personally just LOVE that!! =) I've used the Cover Up: Tribal Chic by Lil' Inker Designs for my Card Base!! To Create the FUN Interactive Slider I used a Paper Trey Ink Movers & Shakers: Sliders Die Set!! I've had this Die Set for several years and I've used it only a hand full of times!! I'm thinking I'm going to be using this ALOT MORE!! =) Now beings I just LOVE LOVE LOVE Shaker Cards I thought it would be AWESOME to add that Element to this Card using this Die Set!! It wasn't intended for that use, but it was SO EASY to adapt it!! I just created an opening in my Card Front where the Outside Slider Portion goes and added my Acetate Shaker Pocket underneath the Card Front Panel!! SQUEAL!! Two of my FAVORITE things ALL in ONE SWEET Card!! =) I've used some Lawn Fawn Inks in (Plastic Flamingo, Merman and Sugar Plum) I've used Pretty Pink Posh Sequins in Several Colors and Shapes for my Shaker Window!! (4mm Fairytale Fuchsia Sequins, 4mm Lavender Moon SequinsSparkling Clear Sequins Mix, and Iridescent Mini Star Confetti)
My Next Projects are the SWEETEST Little Tee Pee Treat Boxes!!
SQUEAL!! These just make me SO HAPPY!! =)
I've used the New Adventure Awaits Stamp Set and the New Points & Plumes Die Set!!  
Plus the NND Tag Sampler Stamp Set and the Coordinating Tag Times Two Die Set!! I've used the Make a Bunny Die Set from Lil' Inker Designs for the Sweet Tee Pee Treat Box!! I Die Cut one from Oatmeal WPlus 9 Cardstock and another from some DCWV Canvas Paper!! Both options are SO FUN!! =) I added the Stamped Designs before folding the Boxes up and then I used the Dual Stitched Triangle Die Set to create the Tee Pee Opening!! I Die Cut first into the Box Base to create the Stitching for around the Opening and another Single Triangle to create the Opening for that 3-D Design!! I REALLY LOVE the way they turned out!! =)
Here's a Video showing a CLOSE-UP Look at my Projects and the New Stamps and Die Sets being release this Month!! SO EXCITED!!  =)
 Just for FUN I wanted to share a Picture of my Boys!! Beckett had his LAST Day of Third Grade yesterday and I just CAN'T Believe it!! SUMMER Break is here, yet with the weather it still feels like Winter!! =) Greyson is 3 and he just ADORES his "BIG" Brother!! He's EXCITED to have him HOME to PLAY with ALL Day!! =) I'm SO BLESSED!!
 
Would you like to win the Newton’s Book Club” 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 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, May 19th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 20th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you'll come back tomorrow for a look at the New "A Cozy Day In" Stamp Set!! SQUEAL!! I CAN'T WAIT to share!!
Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs May Release~Adventure Awaits Stamp Set + Points & Plumes Die Set + Splendid Stags Die Set!! =)

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HELLO!!
Welcome back to the second day of the May Newton's Nook Designs Release Week!! Today we are showcasing the New Adventure Awaits Stamp Set + Points & Plumes Die Set + Splendid Stags Die Set!! The Stamp and Die Sets are ALL Stand Alone Sets, but work WELL with each other or ALL on their own depending on your Design Needs!! =)
Let's take a look at these BEAUTIES!!
SQUEAL!! Aren't these AMAZING!!?? I told you that you'd
just LOVE LOVE LOVE them!! Infact there are just SO MANY  possibilities with these NEW Sets I ran out of time to share ALL of my ideas!! =) Good thing we have a Couple more days of Release Week so I can share some MORE with you!! Today I have a FUN Masculine Graduation Card to share!! With Graduation Season in FULL Swing I KNOW SEVERAL guys that would ENJOY a Cad like this!! Don't just limit it to the Males though, just switch out the Colors and I know EVERAL Girls who would LOVE this Card as well!!  =)
 
I decided to create a FUN Inside beings Graduation is a PRETTY AWESOME Milestone and DESERVES to be Celebrated!! =) You could ALWAYS use this design for the Front of a Card too if Stags just aren't your thing!!?? I personally LOVE them though!! =)  
 
I used the Cover Up: Tribal Chic Lil' Inker Die for my Card Front Base!! I used Distress Inks to Watercolor the background!! (Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers and Mustard Seed) Then I Die Cut a MFT Die-namics Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle and Stamped and Embossed the Stag Image from the New Adventure Awaits Stamp Set using Versa Fine Black Onyx Ink and WoW Super Fine Embossing Powder!! I added the FUN MFT Tassel from the MFT LLD Graduation Accents Die Set after I Embossed it with SSS Vintage Gold Embossing Powder!! For the Inside of my Card I used the same MFT Die-namics Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle and Die Cut the Class of from Distress Watercolor Paper using the same MFT LLD Graduation Accents Die Set as the Tassel and an Arrow from the New Points & Plumes Die Set also Embossed it using SSS Vintage Gold Embossing Powder!! I Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment from the New Adventure Awaits Stamp Set and then Stamped and Embossed the Year using the NND Years of Cheers Stamp Set!! The FUN Border was also Stamped and Embossed using an image from the New Adventure Awaits Stamp Set!! Just SO FUN and you could use this Design for SO MANY Events!! =)
I have some FUN TEE PEE Treat Boxes coming and also a FUN Interactive Card also using these AMAZING New Sets!! I hope you'll come back to check them out!!?? =)
THANKS for being Patient!!
 
Would you like to win the Adventure Awaits” 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 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, May 19th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 20th. 
 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you'll come back tomorrow for a look at the New "Newton’s Book Club" Stamp Set!! SQUEAL!! I CAN'T WAIT to share!!
Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)