Sunday, July 5, 2015

FUN with Anything Goes Challenge on the Paper Smooches SPARKS Blog!!

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Hello!!
I'm here to share a Couple Cards for the New Anything Goes Challenge over on the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge Blog!! I have been SO EXCITED about the Ring Trio Die since it was Released and I have SO MANY Ideas for using it!! I've used SEVERAL PS Stamps and Die Sets (PS Green Acres and Uplifters Stamp Sets along with the Ring TrioGreen Acres Icons, and Stitched Dies) to create these FUN takes on a Similar Layout, but using different Sets and I made one into a Shaker Card!! I've used my New Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to Water Color all of my Images on Distress Water Color Paper!! I don't have very many of them though, so I had to use some of my Distress Markers for shading and I'm REALLY HAPPY with how well they work together and how the Colors Blend!! I used some My Mind's Eye Burlap Paper for the Ring Trio Die Frame on my Farm Scene and I LOVE the way it looks!!  This Farmer is SO PROUD of his Family of Animals!! He just CAN'T Help wanting to Talk about them and wanting to show them off to ANYONE who will look at them!! This Card could be used for SO MANY Occasions!! Infact, I think My Dad is going to get it for being such an AMAZING Dad, Grandpa, Role Model, Farmer/Rancher you Name it I LOVE my Dad and I'm SO BLESSED to have him as my Dad and my boys to be able to have him for their Grandpa!! He's BEYOND BRAG WORTHY!!  =)SQUEAL!!
I used Martha Stewart Crafts Coarse Crystal Glitter along with some Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Crystal Clear Sequins and some Mini Blue Iridescent Sequins from my Stash for the Shaker Filler!! The Wiggly Eyes just Finish off the Pelican and I just CAN'T HELP but SMILE thinking about how "YUMMY" he thinks those Fish look!! He's almost Delirious with his thoughts of  how GOOD they'd Taste!!  =) Sometimes I wonder if when you make Scene Cards if EVERYONE Else INVISIONS the SAME Silly Stories in their Minds!!?? I make my Husband and Boys Laugh when I tell them the Stories and I think it makes the Card come to LIFE that much MORE!! =) LOL!!

 

I hope you LOVE the Inspiration and that you'll stop by the rest of the Paper Smooches SPARKS DT Blogs to see what they have created!!   
                                                        Karin
I'm also Linking this up the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ We're Going Dotty!!
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THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a Fabulous Week!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA    =)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Paper Sweeties Inspiration #33 July Challenge ~ Red, White & Blue!! =)

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 Hello!!
Can you BELIEVE it's July 1st!!??
Where is this year going SO FAST!!??
EXCITING though, that means its time for the New Paper Sweeties Inspiration #33 July Challenge ~ Red, White & Blue!! I LOVE this time of Year and I wanted to showcase that in my Card!! I started by Paper Piecing a Sweet Little Emma Stamp Set Image and I've used the Coordinating Emma Sweet Cuts Die as well!! For her Outfit I've used the Life is a Picnic Stamp Set and I just LOVE the Sweet Details!! The Star I added to both the Shirt and her Hair is from the Be Happy Stamp Set!! I also used the Be Happy Stamp Set and the Coordinating Be Happy Sweet Cuts Die Set to add the FUN Confetti Fire Works in the Background and I just LOVE the way it turned out!! I thought she needed a Friend so I've Stamped and Embossed the Little Puppy from the Firefighters Stamp Set!! I've used Copic Markers to Color all of my Images and then I've used the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Marker and added some Star Confetti and my Card was done!!

I hope you'll stop by to see what the rest of the AMAZING DT has created for the New Challenge!!
July Guest Designer: Lin Brandyberry


 Also some EXCITING News Paper Sweeties now has a Monthly Card Kit!! You can join the Card Kit Club to Receive Additional Savings!!  Aren't these just the CUTEST!!??  Stop by HERE for more information about the Card Kit Club and to GET your KIT Today!!  =)
I'm also Linking this up the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ We're Going Dotty!!
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THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and have a Fabulous Week!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA  =)

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Water Colored and Paper Pieced Birthday Cake w/ IO Stamps/Dies!! =)

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Hello!!
I'm stopping in to share the Card I've made for the New IO Challenge - Celebrate You!!
I thought it would be FUN to create a Birthday Card for one of my Dearest Friends Grandma, who has really been like a Grandma to me too and once I had my Boys she has also been SO AMAZING with them as well!! =) She has ALWAYS been a Quote person since I have known her and she's ALWAYS sharing them with the Kids so when I saw this Sentiment I just KNEW I had to use it on a Card for her!! I wanted to also use the Cake Stand from the same IO (CL567) Happy Birthday 2 U Stamp Set and I thought it would be NEAT to create a Cake using the Quote and then I wanted to make it look like one of those Specially Decorated Cakes like you'd find at a Cake Boutique!! So I used some of the Flower Dies from the IO (Die 262-Y) Spring Wreath Die Set and the IO (Die 057-AA) Small Bow Die Cut from some Gold Foil Paper!! I Stamped and Embossed all of the Images on Distress Water Color Paper and then used the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to Water Color them!! I did the same with ALL of the Die Cuts and I just LOVE the way they look Water Colored!! I also added some Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Gold Sequins to the Centers of the Flowers and I just LOVE the way it turned out!! =)
I think she's going to LOVE it and that along with some of the Rhubarb from our Garden and she'll be in HEAVEN!! She LOVES to Bake and her Rhubarb got Frozen so we thought she'd ENJOY having some for her Baking/Jelly Needs!! =)
 
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Thanks You Foxy!! =)

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Hello!!
I'm stopping in to share the Card I've made for the PoppyStamps Challenge #9 ~ Oh Boy!!
I was SO EXCITED when I saw the New Stamps and Die Collections that they just Released and just had to have the "A Fox Tale Stamp Set"!! I started by Inking my Background with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and then I added some Tumbled Glass Distress Stain Splatters and some Water Droplets to create a FUN Water Colored Background using the Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers Die Set to create a Mask for my Focal Point!! I Stamped and Embossed my Images from the[CL402] PoppyStamps A Fox Tale Stamp Set onto some Distress Water Color Paper and then used a Couple Different Colors to Water Color all of the Images using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers!! I then Fussy Cut them out and used a Black Soot Distress Marker to go around the Edges of them to make them Clean!! I created a FUN Scene by Stamping the Swing and then adding the Fox Image on it as if he were Swinging!! SQUEAL!! Isn't he the Cutest!!?? I also used the [1115] PoppyStamps Jumbled Thanks Die to create a Sentiment and I layered it with an Acetate Sheet to create a FUN Shaker Window Element using the Negative Space from the Sentiment!! I used some Coarse Crystal Glitter from Martha Stewart as the Shaker Filler and I LOVE the way it turned out!!
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA  =)

Hello Beautiful Butterfly!! =)

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Hello!!
I just found out Yesterday while I was catching up on my Blog Surfing that Memory Box is now Hosting a Challenge each Month on their Blog!! YIPPEE!! I have been a HUGE Memory Box Fan since I bought my First Die from them and I'm SPER EXCITED to have another Challenge to use them on!! So when I saw that the Theme was Butterflies I KNEW I had to combine it with the Colour Q Challenge!! My Friend Lisa Elton is one their DT and I ALWAYS SQUEAL when I see the New Challenge Colours and Creations that she shares!! =) I've used the Memory Box Lunette Butterfly Die and then Backed it with the Memory Box Oriel Butterfly Die!! I used my Zig Clear Color Bruch Markers and then Water Colored them and added some Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter to the tops!! I LOVE the Sparkle it gives!! I layered three layers and then used the Memory Box Stitched Circle Dies to add the Butterfly too!! A Few Ink Splatters in Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and Lawn Fawn in Deep Sea!! I Stamped the Sentiment in the same Lawn Fawn Deep Sea Ink and Embossed it with Clear Detail WOW Embossing Powder!! Then my Card was done!!



I'm also Linking this up to the Simon Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog Anything Goes!!
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THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a Fabulous Week!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA  =)

PoppyStamps Challenge #9 ~ Oh Boy A Foxy Hello Card!!

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Hello!!
I'm stopping in to share the Card I've made for the PoppyStamps Challenge #9 ~ Oh Boy!!
I was SO EXCITED when I saw the New Stamps and Die Collections that they just Released and just had to have the "A Fox Tale Stamp Set"!! I would LOVE to have the Coordinating Dies and the Sentiment Stamps, but it just isn't possible with my Crafting Budget!! That's okay though because I DON'T Mind Fussy Cutting and these Images are pretty easy to manage!! I also wanted to try out the New Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers that I had gotten!! Now I DON'T have the Budget for a WHOLE set of these either, but I did get a Few to try out in my MOST used Colors when they were having a 25% off Sale and I LOVE LOVE LOVE them!! There is a Learning Curve with these just as there is with ANY New Color Medium that you just start to use, but I'm LOVING them and I think once my Budget Allows, I will be ADDING to my SMALL Collection!! =) I started by Inking my Background with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and then I added some Tumbled Glass Distress Stain Splatters and some Water Droplets to create a FUN Water Colored Background!! I Stamped and Embossed my Images from the[CL402] PoppyStamps A Fox Tale Stamp Set onto some Distress Water Color Paper and then used a Couple Different Colors to Water Color all of the Images!! I then Fussy Cut them out and used a Black Soot Distress Marker to go around the Edges of them to make them Clean!! I created a FUN Scene but Die Cutting two of the [1221] PoppyStamps Stitched Landscapes Die Set and then I created some Trees using the[1224] PoppyStamps Stick Trees and the [1225] PoppyStamps Stick Trees Tops Die Sets!! I used the Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers Die Set to create both my Window and the FUN Burlap Frame!! I also used the Memory Box Hello Script Die to create a Sentiment and I layered it with a Black Die Cut to create a Drop Shadow and I LOVE the way it turned out!!

 
 
I'm also Linking up to a couple other Challenges!!
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THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Friday, June 26, 2015

MFT Summer School Challenge ~ Lesson #2 – Composition: Focal Point!! =)

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Hello!!
I'm stopping in to share a Card I've made for the MFT Summer School Challenge ~ Lesson #2 – Composition: Focal Point!! I also decided it would be FUN to play along with the MFT Color Challenge #24 too so I combined the Two and I LOVE the end Result!! =)
I just Fell in LOVE with the New MFT BB Adventure Is Calling Stamp Set and thought it would be FUN to showcase the Sweet Bunny Image!! I've used the MFT Die-Namics Pierced Stars Die Set and created a FUN Layered Design using the Different Colors from the Color Challenge!! I used some MFT Black Licorice and  MFT Lemon Chiffon Cardstock and then some Avery Elle Paper for the Persimmon Colored Star!! Then I used my Copic Markers to Color in the Sweet Bunny!! I added Black Gel Pen for the Eyes and some Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Marker and a few White Gel Pen accent dots to the Checks!! Then a Few Blue Iridescent Sequin Stars and Mini Sequins from Neat & Tangled to finish of the Design!! SQUEAL!!  =)
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

MFT Summer School Challenge ~ Lesson #5 – Balance: Quiet Space/White Space!! =)

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Hello!!
I'm stopping in to hare the Card that I've made for the MFT Summer School Challenge ~ Lesson #5 – Balance: Quiet Space/White Space!! I've been SUPER BUSY this Last Week on the Farm, so I haven't been able to Play along with ALL of the FUN Challenges, but I was able to make one card and I LOVE the way it turned out!! I LOVE the look of White Space, but seem to STRUGGLE with it as I ALWAYS seem to think my cards look unfinished for some reason!!?? Probably because when we were in School we were taught to COVER the WHOLE Page!! HAHAHA!! =) I started by Die Cutting Several of the Die-namics MPD Fancy Butterflies Base Layer from some Distress Water Color Paper!! I then Die Cut the Top Layer of the Die-namics MPD Fancy Butterflies from some Black Cardstock!! I used my Mini Distress Ink Cubes in Picked Raspberry and Wisteria to Water Color the Base Layer of the Butterflies!! After they were dry I adhered some Distress Rock Candy Glitter over the Top the of the Base Layers for a BEAUTIFUL Shimmer without losing any of the AMAZING Water Colored Designs Underneath!! I then glued all of the Pieces together just in the Center of the Butterfly for a FUN 3-D Design!! I then Die Cut Several Leaves from the Die-namics Branch with Leaves Die Set from some Patterned Paper and from some MFT Limelight Cardstock and then Layered them together!! I wanted to bring in another Layer to the Design and I LOVE the way it came together!! I Die Cut a Stitched Banner from the Die-namics Blueprints 20 Die Set and then Embossed Part of my Sentiment from the MFT Simply Fabulous Sayings Stamp Set using some White Embossing Powder!! I finished off the Sentiment on the Inside of the Card!! A few Sequins and my Card was Done!!
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)