Monday, May 25, 2015

Paper Trey Ink May Blog Hop ~ Softies!! =)

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I'm stopping in to share the CUTE Softies I/we made over the Memorial Day Weekend!! It has been a CRAZY Weekend!! Your PRAYERS would be GREATLY Appreciated for one of my Sister's as she has been Diagnosed with a RARE form of MS this weekend!! Luckily, they don't see any Lesions on her Brain, but she has two of them on her Spinal Column and has been getting Steroids via IV to help with the Pain, Numbness and Tingling from her waist down!! She will be going to the Mayo Clinic for more testing and a Definite Diagnosis!! THANKS I appreciate it and I know she will too!! =)
So with LOTS of Activities and Driving Time we made SOFTIES!! I had each of the Kiddos Draw out what they wanted and the colors that they wanted them and then I cut out ALL of the Pieces!! FEW~was that a job!! Luckily, they were patient and MAN was it worth it!! We ended up with some PRETTY CUTE and AMAZING Little Softies!! I just LOVE how kids come up with such AWESOME Designs!! They each had their own Ideas so not a single one turned out the same!! (They have an Uncle in the Secret Service so the one was designed after him!!) I LOVE that you can pretty much create ANYTHING you can dream up and  these Kiddos Proved that here with their Designs!! =) SO EVEN though my projects really don't have ANYTHING to do with the Water Color part of the Challenge, I thought that the Blocks of Colored Fabric/Felt that we used to create them counted as part of the Challenge Right!!??  =)
If you have ANY Questions about how I did anything for creating our different Softies just leave a comment and I will get back to you!! I used EVERYTHING from the Design a Softie Quick Stitch Kit except for the Ears on Mickey Mouse, I used some MFT Cross Stitched Circle Dies, the Little Bow on the Purple Hippo is from Paper Smooches and the Star Badge on the Secret Service Panda is from Paper Smooches too!! I also used several of the PTI Felt Colors, but I've also used some Felt from MFT and Taylored Expressions too!! I just LOVE the way they ALL turned out!! =) I stitched Parts of the Tiger for Beckett he LOVED making this and helped me to Design the Stripes by using the Back of the Collar Die!! He said he didn't care if the holes came out of the strips either because on a real Tiger their Stripes aren't solid anyway!! =) Considering their Ages, I think they all did an AMAZING Job with these!! =) The Videos that Erin Lincoln shared HELPED them a TON!! I think we watched them half a dozen times til' everyone got the hang of it!! Now my Sister-In-Law Deb wasn't quit as impressed!! =( However, she's a VERY Talented Seamstress so I think these weren't quiet up to her standards!! They ALL had a BLAST though and I think just the CREATIVE PROCESS ALONE is something FUN for them!! Kinda like building a Puzzle!! Infact my Niece Meghan has already said she wants to Save her money to buy this Kit so she can make these for her Birthday Party with her Friends!! HOW AWEASOME will that be!!?? =)
(Shown: Tiger, Purple Hippo, Secret Service Panda, and Mickey Mouse!!)
(Not Shown: A Pink Fox, A Green Dragon, a Sun Flower and a Daisy Flower Babies!!)

Here's a Couple Pictures of us and the Kiddos from Laura's Confirmation!! Can you guess who made/designed what Softie!!??  =)
(Megan-11, Laura-13, Greyson-2, Beckett 8, Blaze 6, Anna -8)
 
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS MEMORIAL DAY WEEK!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Paper Smooches SPARKS Designer Drafts Challenge X 3 Cards!! =)

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Hello!!
We are hosting another Designer Drafts Challenge over on the Paper Smooches Challenge Blog!! =) I just LOVE the sketch and have actually created a couple different designs to share some different ways that you could use the Sketch!! =) I started my Design after being INSPIRED by a Picture from a Magazine that I cut out about a Year Ago!! =)
I keep a Design/Sketch Idea Book and I cut Pictures out of Magazines for Inspiration or Draw Sketches!! I try to get to everything, but find I have WAY more Ideas in my Book than I have time to make/create them all!! I used the New Paper Smooches Frame Die 2 and created the Fin Frame/Sardine Can!! I decided to turn it into a Shaker Card!! I Stamped and Embossed the Fish Image from the Paper Smooches Briny Blue Paper Smooches Stamps Set and then used the coordinating Paper Smooches Briny Blue 1 Die Set to cut it out!! I then used the New Paper Smooches Wave Dies to make the Ocean Tide and I layered both Vellum and Cardstock for a FUN dimensional look!! I created a personalized sentiment using Sentiments from both the Paper Smooches Briny Blue Stamp Set and the We Adore You Stamp Set!! A few Sequins from Neat & Tangled finishes off my First Card!!
For my Second Card I Stamped and Embossed a Butterfly Image from the Paper Smooches Flap Happy Stamp Set onto some Patterned Paper!! I then Fussy Cut it out and used the Paper Smooches Butterfly Duets Die Set to Die Cut a Patterned Paper Butterfly and then traced around the Butterfly Die to create a Vellum Layer that was just alittle bigger for another Layer!! I decided to Cut just the Body of the Butterfly from some Black Cardstock and I layered it over all the Layers to Finish it off!! Then I used the Paper Smooches Scalloped Circle Die Set to create a FUN Layer for the Butterfly to rest on!! I Dry Embossed the Largest Scalloped Circle onto the Card Front and then Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment and my Card was done!!
For my Last Card I created a similar Butterfly Image using the same Paper Smooches Flap Happy Stamp Set and then I also created a Similar Scalloped Circle Background except I used the Larger Dies!! I stamped a couple of the Heart Trail Images also from the same Stamp Set in the Top corners of the card and then I Die Cut one of the Flags from the Paper Smooches Flag Tags Die Set!! I Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment from the same Stamp Set after Masking part of it to fit onto my Banner!! I just LOVE the way it turned out!!  =)
 I hope these have given you several different Ideas on ways that you can use the Designer Sketch and that you'll go and check out the rest of the AMAZING PSSPARKS Design Team to see what they have created!! =)
Katie
Larissa--You're Here!!Lori
Lynn
Savannah
You have until May 30th at 11:59 pm PST to link up your take on the Designer Sketch for a chance to win a $30.00 Gift Certificate for the Paper Smooches Store!! =) For more Details Please visit the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge Blog!! =)
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!!
COUNTY HUGS-NKISSES
LARISSA  =)

Friday, May 22, 2015

Inky Paws Challenge with Newton's Nook Designs!! =)

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Hello!!
HAPPY FRIDAY!! =)
Where has the month of May gone SO FAST!!?? Beckett had his LAST day of School on Monday and went til noon on Tuesday just to help Clean Up their Class Rooms!! It's supposed to feel like Sumer Break Right!!?? Instead it's been Cold 45-60 and Raining!! HUMMMMM!!?? Not that I'm complaining about the Rain because the Lord KNOWS how much we NEED it, I just want it to feel more like Spring/Summer!!?? Beckett has had Two Baseball games already too and we were dressed like it was Fall/Winter instead of like it was Spring/Summer!! =) I Hope you're having GREAT Weather where you are!!??
Today is the Start of a NEW Inky Paws Challenge!! We are Playing along with an AMAZING Color Challenge Theme and these colors couldn't get any more FUN!! =) I took my que from both the Colors and the Picture!! I decided to use the Beautiful Blossoms Stamp Set and the Sentiment is from the Simply Sentimental Stamp Set!! I Layered the Flowers for some Dimension and Interest to an other wise VERY CAS Card Design!! I Stamped and Embossed my Images onto Distress Water Color Paper and then used Distress Markers to Color them!! I used Tattered Rose and Abandoned Coral for the Flowers mixing the Colors alittle for the different parts of the Flowers Mustard Seed for the Flower Centers and Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feather Mixed for the Leaves!! I dug tough my Paper Scrap Stash and found the Papers for my Strips!! I use the Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Strips Die Set to Die Cut everything for the Stitched Edges!!  I LOVE the way it turned out!! A few Pretty Pink Posh Crystal Clear Sequins and my Card was Finished!! THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you'll Visit the Newton's Nook Designs Blog to see the rest of the AMAMZING DT Creations and to PLAY ALONG with us!! You'll have until Friday, June 12th, 2015 at Midnight CST to link up your Project for a chance to WIN!!  For the Rest of the Rules Please Visit the Challenge Page!! I CAN'T WAIT to see what you create!!
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA  =)

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Essentials by Ellen Mix It Up Challenge w/ Avery Elle ~ Flower Arrangment Card!! =)

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I'm stopping in to share the card I've made for the Essentials by Ellen Mix It Up Challenge and the Avery Elle Challenge #24 Spring!! =) This time we were asked to use Products from both Essentials by Ellen and Avery Elle!! =) SQUEAL!! I LOVE both of these companies and I was having a HARD time deciding what to create!!?? I finally decide to use the New Essentials by Ellen Bohemian Garden by Julie Ebersole Stamp Set and the Wild Garden by Julie Ebersole Die Set just released and Avery Elle Happy Papers and the Zen Papers!! I used a Sentiment from Avery Elle too, from the Bottle It Up Stamp Set!! I wanted to create a BEAUTIFUL Flower Arrangement and I LOVE the way it tuned out!! A few Crystal Sequins and my card was done!! =)
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

New Impression Obsession Challenge - Summer Fun ~ Potted Cactus!! =)

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Hello!!
I'm stopping in to share the card I've made for the New Impression Obsession Challenge - Summer Fun!!  I LOVE Summer because of the FUN Flowers and Succulents that I get to grow and take care of Outside in my Pots and Flower Beds!! I live in Nebraska so we have ALL Four Seasons!! This year our Spring has been SO Weird!! Pretty Cold still and it has been affecting our Plants!! This Challenge makes me READY for our Normal Weather so I can ENJOY my Flowers and Succulents!! I've used the F13324 Potted Cactus Stamp and the CC194 Wood Grain Background Stamp!! I LOVE the way it turned out!! I decided to Stamp and Emboss my Image onto some Distress Water Color Paper and used my Distress Markers to Water Color it!! I then Colored Extra Images so that I could Layer the Flower for added Dimension and I LOVE it!! I stamped the Wood Grain Image imperfectly for some texture on to a Patterned Paper and I really like the way it looks as a background for my Potted Cactus Image!! Even though its hard to see in the Picture, I also added a little Tumbled Glass Distress Ink as a halo just around the Cactus and then added some Shadowing!! In real life it REALLY ADDS to the Card!! A few Gold Sequins and my Card was done!!
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! 
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA  =)

MFT Color Challenge #21 & MFT Sketch Chalenge #228!! =)

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Hello!!
I'm stopping in to share the card I've made for the MFT Color Challenge #21 and MFT Sketch Challenge #228!!
I LOVE the way my card came together!! =)
I started with the Colors and found my Paper rom the New Crate Paper Confetti 6X6 Pad!! Then I used the Sketch and I thought it would be FUN to create a Sun using the MFT Stitched Circle Dies and the MFT Stitched Scallop Die Set to create my Waves!! Then I decided the MFT Sail Boat Die Set would be the Perfect Finishing touch to the Design!! I was going for a FUN Sunset Look so I used some Distress Inks and then added some WOW Clear Detail Embossing Powder to add over the water to give it that shinny look!! I decided to go a little more Girly for the Design and I LOVE it!! =)
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Monday, May 18, 2015

Lil' Inker Designs ~ Hello Sweetheart Stitched Flower Card!! =)

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Hello!!
I'm stopping in to share another Card I've made for the Lil' Inker Designs May Monthly Meetup Challenge!! I've used the Cover Up Die: Pointelle and I Die Cut it from some Distress Water Color Paper for my Card Front!! I just LOVE this Die!! Then I Die Cut a WHOLE LOT of Paper Flowers using the New Perky Posies Die Set!!  I layered several of them together to create a BEAUTIFUL Flower Arrangement!! I Die Cut a Flag from the Pinking Edge Sentiment Flag Die Set from some Distress Water Color Paper and used the Hello, Awesome Stamp and Unscramble This Stamp Sets and White Embossed my Sentiment!! A few Pretty Pink Posh Crystal Sequins and my Card was done!! SQUEAL!! =) I just LOVE the way it turned out and I'm in LOVE with these New Perky Posies Die Set!!
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)


Lil' Inker Designs ~ Seriously Possum Card!! =)

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Hello!!
I'm stopping in to share another card I've made for the Lil' Inker Designs May Monthly Meetup Challenge!! I've used the Cover Up Die: Faceted and Die Cut a Piece of Distress Water Color Paper!! I LOVE the way it looks!! Then I Die Cut a Flag from the Pinking Edge Sentiment Flag Die Set from some Distress Water Color Paper and used the some Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass and Pistachio to Water Color a part of the Background!! I used the Hello, Awesome Stamp Set and the Seriously Word Die Cut and Embossed my Sentiment!! I also Stamped Embossed and Fussy Cut the Little Possum from the same Stamp Set!! I used Copic Markers to color it and added a Few Black Enamel Dots to finish it off!!  
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)