Friday, May 18, 2018

Calling All Sistahs May Encouragement Challenge CAS13!!

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HELLO!!

I'm here today for the New Challenge over on the Calling All Sistahs Blog!! 
EVERY Month on the 18th we'll be sharing a New Inspiration Challenge Photo!! 
Lets take a look at the Project I've made for the NEW Calling AllSistahs May Encouragement Challenge CAS13!!




I've used the Heart to Heart Stamp Set and the Peace and Comfort Stamp Set!! I wanted to use Therm O Web Deco Foils to mimic the BEAUTIFUL colors of the Inspiration photo!! So the Lapis Watercolor Foil was the PERFECT Choice!! For the first Card I Stamped and Embossed the Heart to Heart Stamp onto some Distress Watercolor Paper!! Then I layered the Lapis Watercolor Foil over the the Stamped and Embossed Image and ran it through my Laminating Machine!! Then I Stamped and Embosssed the Sentiment onto another piece of Distress Watercolor Paper and trimmed it down!! I added some ColoriQue Black Diamond Ink Splatters and added some Tonic Studios Nuvo Drops that coordinated with the Lapis Watercolor Foil!! In Real Life it looks so AWESOME!! For the Next Card I used the Negative of the Foil after I removed it from the Heart to Heart Piece!! Its one thing I LOVE about Foiling!! You can create 2 Cards (or More) with one Technique!! 
I Die Cut a Piece of Deco Foil Toner Paper to fit the size of an A2 Card!!  Then placed the Negative Foil Piece over the Toner Paper and ran it through the Laminating Machine!! I created the same Sentiment piece and adhered it to the Card!! To finish both cards off I trimmed a thin strip of Gina K Designs Black Cardstock and adhered it to the edge of the Foiled strips to make them POP!! 

Each month, on the 18th we will have an inspiration photo and challenge to spark your creativity.  You can use the photo or the colors or both to create your card to encourage, bless or lift the spirits of the recipient.  Then link up here by June 13th for your chance to win a $25 gift code from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps to use in their online store!!  You can use any product you wish, but if you are chosen and your card has a stamp or die from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, your prize will be doubled!!!!!!
Rules:
1. Make an Encouragement Card using the Inspiration Photo or Color Collection or Both.
2. Link up by 12am EST on the 13th to be eligible to WIN.
3. Any products welcomed.  You are not required to use CAS-ual Fridays Stamps on your card, but if you do and your card is chosen, Michele will double your prize!!

 Don't forget to use coupon code encourage17 at checkout for 15% off your order!! =) 

                THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you'll join for the 
Calling All Sistahs May Encouragement Challenge CAS13!!
CAN'T WAIT to see what you create!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Newton's Nook Designs May Release 2018 ~ "Newton Loves Boxes" & "Newton's Donut"!! =)

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                           Hello!!
                               SQUEAL!!
                                     I'm here with Day 4 of the 
               Newton's Nook Designs May Release 2018!! 
                            Today we're showcasing the NEW  
        Newton Loves Boxes” Stamp Set + coordinating 
"Newton Loves BoxesDie Set and "Newton’s Donut" Stamp Set + coordinating "Newton’s Donut" Die Set!! 
                  Let's take a look at the AWESOME New Products!!

For my First Card I saw an Inspiration Photo with a cat in a Box in a pool and the Sentiment said "This SUCKS"!! HEHEHEHE!! I wanted to do something Similar, but for a Graduation Card!! I used an MFT Rays Stencil for my background using Scattered Straw and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks!! For the Waves, I've Die Cut them using the NND Sea Borders Die Set!! Three from Cardstock and one from Vellum!! Then used Distress Inks in Ocean and Faded Jeans!! I Stamped and Embossed the Image and used Copic Markers to color them in!! I wanted some writting on the Box so I Stamped and Embossed the "In the Sea" from the "Tranquil Tides" Stamp Set!! Then added some Sunglasses from the "Newton's Summer Vacation" Stamp Set!! I added a few Mini Stars to the Lenses and added some Tonic Studios Aqua Shimmer Pen and Morning Dew Nuvo Drops for even more Sparkle and Dimension!! In real life they are SO FUN!! I Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment form the "Message In a Bottle" Stamp Set in both Black and White to make it POP off the Card!! The Anchor was made using Shrink Plastic!! I Stamped the Anchor Image onto Shrink Plastic and then Die Cut it out using the "Message In a Bottle" Die Set which is from the same Set!! The Bird is from the "Newton's Birdbath" Stamp Set!! A few Pretty Pink Posh Crystal Clear Sequins with Morning Dew Nuvo Drops added to the Center finish off my Card Design!! 
I hope this makes you SMILE as much as it did me!!?? 

I wanted to make a FUN Shaker Card!! I thought a Box of Half a Dozen Donuts would be PERFECT!! I started by Die Cutting the Frame for the Donut Box!! Then I Stamped and Embossed the Images and colored them in using Copic Markers!! I added Tonic Studios Aqua Shimmer Pen and then Morning Dew Nuvo Drops to the Frosting!! I adhered them inside the Box once they were dry and added some Honeybee Stamps Sprinkle Confetti!! It's SO PERFECT for this Set!! I also added a Box from the "Papa Bear" Stamp Set and then used an Action Waubbler to Newton so it looks like he's Dangling from the Box of Donuts!! I Inked the Card Base with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and added some ColoriQue Black Diamond Ink Splatter and Stamped ad Embossed the Sentiment!! Such a FUN Card that could be used for any occasion, or just because!! 


For my last Card, I Stamped and Embossed a FUN Black and White Background using the Donut Image!! Then I added some ColoriQue Black Diamond Ink Splatters!! I Die Cut the Circle Dies (one from White and one from Black Gina K Designs Cardstock) Then I Stamped and Embossed my Sentiment!! I also Stamped and Embossed the Newton Image and 2 Bows from the "Papa Bear" Stamp Set (showcased yesterday)!! I used the coordinating Dies to Die Cut them out after coloring them with Copic Markers!! I added Tonic Studios Aqua Shimmer Pen and then Morning Dew Nuvo Drops to the Frosting!! I used an Action Waubbler to Newton so it looks like he's Dangling from the Circle and to finish it off I added more Tonic Studios Nuvo Drops in a Rainbow of Colors!!  

Would you like to win the Newton Loves Boxes” Stamp Set?
This stamp 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 May 17th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 18th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today!! I CAN'T WAIT to share the rest of the Release with you!!
The New Products will be available on Friday May 18th!! 

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA     =)

May Calling All Sistahs Reminder Blog Post!! =)

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HELLO!! 
I'm here today for the Calling All Sistahs Reminder Blog Post!! 

It's the 17th which means it time for our monthly reminder to get the girls checked and in case you missed my crafty news earlier, I have been asked to join the Encouragement Squad at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!! There is a code below where you can get 15% off your purchase of stamps or dies so be sure to take advantage of that!!  =)
Now back to the reminder, Breast Cancer can be beaten if caught early so please get your Mammograms!! You can also help by purchasing any of the Calling All Sistahs line where 50% of the proceeds go to help research for a cure!!


I've used a Stencil for the Background to add some Pattern and textures using Worn Lipstick  Distress Oxide Ink onto a Frameworks Die Cut Panel!!  Then I Stamped the Prayer and Hope Words in the the background randomly using some Grey Ink!! Then I added some ColoriQue Black Diamond Ink Splatters!! I Stamped and Embossed the Ribbon from the Word Ribbon Stamp Set and Die Cut it out using the Ruffled Fri Die!! I added some Studio Katia Crystals to finish off the Design!!


Don't forget to use coupon code: cas-comfort at checkout for 15% off your order!! =)



THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and PLEASE CHECKyourself!!
Early Detection is the BEST Prevention!! I hope you'll join us tomorrow for the NEW 
Calling All Sistahs May Challenge!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! 

I'm also linking up


COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =) 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Newton's Nook Designs May Release 2018 ~ “Papa Bear”!! =)

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                           Hello!!
                               SQUEAL!!
                                     I'm here with Day 3 of the 
               Newton's Nook Designs May Release 2018!! 
                            Today we're showcasing the NEW  
        Papa Bear” Stamp Set + coordinating 
"Papa BearDie Set!! 
                  Let's take a look at the AWESOME New Products!!

I Started by Die Cutting the Star Background using the Taylored Expressions Starry Night Cutting Plate!! I created a Star Frame using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Star Dies and the Cloud Border was made using the NND Sky Borders Die Set!! I inked everything with Distress Inks and added some Water Splatters, ColoriQue Black Diamond Ink and some Gold Ink Droplets and let them dry!! I Stamped and Embossed the Bear Image and Colored it with Copic Markers, then Die Cut it out using the coordinating Die Set!! I Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment onto the cloud Border and my Card was Done!! 




Greyson wanted to make a Father's Day Card too!! So he colored with Primsa Colored Pencils and we created a FUN Background using the New Framework Die Set, the NND Land Border Dies and the NND Cloudy Sky Stencil for the Sky!!  We added a Bow for the "Momma Bear" and we had to cut along the "Papa Bears"Arm so we could tuck the Tie underneath his arm!! (Greyson was SET on having the tie on) We adhered it to a Deco Foiled Cardbase!! We Die Cut the Toner Sheet with a Stitched Rectangle Die and ran it through the Laminating Machine with some Amber Watercolor Deco Foil!! I'm pretty SURE someone is gonna FEEL SPECIAL on Father's Day!!??  

Would you like to win the Papa Bear” Stamp Set?
This stamp 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 May 17th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 18th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today!! I CAN'T WAIT to share the rest of the Release with you!! Please come back again tomorrow for a look at the NEW "Newton Loves BoxesStamp Set + coordinating Die Set and "Newton’s Donut" Stamp Set + coordinating Die Set!! 
The New Products will be available on Friday May 18th!! 
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA     =)