Sunday, May 26, 2019

Creative Birthday Cards w/ Greyson using Reverse Confetti Products!! =)

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HELLO CRAFTY FRIENDS!! 
I'm stopping in to share some Cards that my Lil' Crafty Side Kick Greyson and I created yesterday!! If you follow me you may recognize Greyson's Work!!?? He started Kindergarten so he hasn't been able to craft with me as much as he'd like, but with School Out for Summer the FIRST thing he wanted to do was CRAFT!! He WANTED to use the Cute Images from Reverse Confetti to create some Birthday Cards for a few of his Classmates and this is what we came up with!!
Greyson wanted to create a shaker Card and thought it would be FUN to create in on the Floor and have "Sprinkle" or "Confetti" so it looks like they fell on the Floor!! His creative Ideas ALWAYS AMAZE & INSPIRE Me!! We Stamped and Embossed the Images from the Furever Friends Stamp Set and he Colored them in with Copic Markers!! Then we Die Cut them out using the coordinating Furever Friends Die Set!! We also Stamped and Embossed a CREATIVE Birthday Cake using the Images from Later Alligator (the Birthday Cake) and a retired set (for the Dog Bowl with Bones)!! We Masked the Cake Image so it looks like its in the Dog Bow along with the Bones!! We LOVE how it turned out!! The Little Bow Images are also from the Later Alligator Stamp Set and we used them to decorate the Bone Balloon and the Birthday Cake Bowl!! We added some Tonic Studios Nuvo Drops in Black, Morning Dew and Blizzard Glitter for touches of Sparkle and Shine!! 

For the "PARTY" Shaker floor we used the NEW Party & Celebrate Confetti Dies and Die Cut it from some Woodgrained Patterned Paper!! Then we used Distress Oxide Ink in Vintage Tea to add some Dimension!! Then added some Honeybee Stamps Sprinkles and some Tonic Studios Mini Stars!! Greyson thought we NEEDED a Balloon so we Stamped and Embossed the Bone Image and added the "Hooray" by masking a sentiment from the Word Up Stamp Set!! Then tied a piece of Black Thread and adhered it to the card using some 3D Foam Squares!! 
We wanted to create a 3D Frame to make our Scenes POP o we decided to use the All Framed Up Confetti Dies and Die Cit it from some of the NEW Sweet Strips Patterned Paper!! We Die Cut some Craft Foam also from the Framed Up Die to POP up the Frame!! Then Die Cut the next Frame from some Black Cardstock and adhered it right to the Card Front!! 
We LOVE the way it turned out and Greyson is pretty certain that his Friend is going to LOVE this Birthday Card!!
 I used mostly ALL of the same images for my Card Design except I chose to create a Flat Scene with NO shaker element!! I used Copic Markers to color in my Images and added touches of Tonic Studios Nuvo Drops for Sparkle and Shine too!! I even created a Masked Birthday Cake and some Bone Balloons for my Scene!!
I chose to Stamp and Emboss the Sentiment from the Birthday Wishes Stamp Set in WoW White Embossing Powder onto the Woodgrained Patterned Paper and I LOVE the way it turned out!! 

 Greyson and I have been crafting up a STORM so be on the look out for some more INSPIRATION to follow SOON!! THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =) 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

To Bee or Not To Bee Blog Hop w/ Newton's Nook Designs!! =)

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To Bee or Not To Bee Blog Hop!

To Bee Or Not to Bee Blog Hop!

It's World Bee Day and today we are participating in a World Bee Day Blog Hop, organized by Milka Gubo! This hope has been organized by Milka to help celebrate the 2nd World Bee Day, to support bees and to raise public awareness of the importance of bees and apicultural products. All the stops in this hop will be featuring fun Bee and/or Honey themed projects!  

To play along with the hop we are featuring an adorable Honey Bee Hive Card created by me!! Scroll down to see my beautiful card and details on how it was created!! 

To Bee or Not To Bee Blog Hop! | Honey Bee Hive Card by Larissa Heskett | Newton's Costume Party Stamp Set and  Argyle Stencil Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Hello!! I'm sharing a fun Honey Bee Hive Card Today!! 

Have you ever used your Patterned Stencils in order to add dimension and interest to a shaped card Design!!?? For my Honey Bee Hive Shaped Card Base today that is exactly what I'm going to do!! First I Die Cut the Honey Bee Hive from some Lawn Fawn #2 Pencil Cardstock and then I created Mask to add some shading to the layers of the Hive with a light inking of Wild Honey Distress Ink!! Then I placed the Newton's Nook Designs Argyle Stencil Set over the top and used some Purple tape to hold it in place while I inked with Wild Honey Distress Ink!! I removed the Stencil and the Subtle Pattern adds so much dimension to the design!!


To Bee or Not To Bee Blog Hop! | Honey Bee Hive Card by Larissa Heskett | Newton's Costume Party Stamp Set and  Argyle Stencil Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade


Then I placed the second piece from the Argyle Stencil Set over the inked design and lined up the pattern placing more Purple tape to hold it in place!! Then with the help of the Therm O Web Stencil Pal I applied some Gina K Designs Glitter Glitz Gel in White!! I removed the Purple Tape and the Stencil and set it aside to dry!! Swoon!! It adds such a neat affect to the design!!


To Bee or Not To Bee Blog Hop! | Honey Bee Hive Card by Larissa Heskett | Newton's Costume Party Stamp Set and  Argyle Stencil Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

I stamped and embossed the images from the Newton's Costume Party Stamp Set and colored them in using Copic Markers!! (Newton: N0, N2 & N4 R00 for the cheeks  Bee Outfit: N8, N6, N4 Y11, Y15 & YR23  Wings: Bg000, BG10) I used the coordinating Newton's Costume Party Die Set to cut the images out and added some White Gel pen highlights, some Aqua Shimmer Pen for some Sparkle and Tonic Studios Black Nuvo Drops to add some dimension!! I also Stamped some of the tiny bee images from the Newton's Day Dream Stamp Set!! I wanted some Bees fling in the opposite direction, so I also used my Ranger Gel Printing Plate along with my Misti Stamping tool to Mirror Stamp a few of the Bees!! Then I Fussy Cut them out!! For the sentiment I Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment from the Loads of Blooms Stamp Set onto a vellum die cut speech bubble using the Speech Bubble Die Sets!! I masked off "Beauty" and Embossed it with some WOW Pearl Gold Glitter Embossing Powder!!

To Bee or Not To Bee Blog Hop! | Honey Bee Hive Card by Larissa Heskett | Newton's Costume Party Stamp Set and  Argyle Stencil Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

For the inside of the card I stamped and embossed the sentiment from the Newton's Day Dream Stamp Set and stamped another bee image and then added a red foiled heart that I added some Tonic Studios Morning Dew Nuvo Drops too to add some Dimension!!

To Bee or Not To Bee Blog Hop! | Honey Bee Hive Card by Larissa Heskett | Newton's Costume Party Stamp Set and  Argyle Stencil Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you'll look at your Stencils differently and how you can use them to add dimension and patterns to things other than just A2 sized Card bases!!

Larissa


To Bee Or Not to Bee Blog Hop!

19 prizes will be given away to 19 winners. Giveaway is opened Worldwide (+18), except for minors.
For your chance to win, hop along blogs of the participating designers and sponsors listed in blog hop list and leave comment on each blog hop stop (22 stops). After commenting, return back to Milka’s blog and add your name to InLinkz, but prior you do, please read Blog Hop details, terms, giveaway rules and privacy policy which are shared in Milka's blog post below InLinkz.
InLinkz closes on May 31st 2019, 11:59 PM CEST. Winners’ names will be announced on Milka’s blog on June 3rd 2019 during the day.
There will be couple additional giveaways along the hop. Details about additional prizes and giveaway rules can be found on blogs that offers additional prizes.

Blog hop list:
1.     Milka Gubo
2.     Alexandra Suta
3.     Alice Huang
4.     Amy Tsuruta
5.     Donna Mikasa 
6.     Kathy Curry
7.     Ksenija Rizova
8.     Larissa Walgemoed     
9.     Neha Bhatt
13.  Tina Pavlovic               
15.  Gerda Steiner Designs (sponsor)
16.  Honey Bee Stamps (sponsor)
17.  Lawn Fawn (sponsor)
18.  Newton’s Nook Designs (sponsor)
19.  Paper Smooches (sponsor)
20.  Pretty Pink Posh (sponsor)
21.  Uniko (sponsor)
22.  Your Next Stamp (sponsor

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Newton's Nook Designs May Release ~ Walking Woofs!! =)

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Hello!!
SQUEAL!!
         I'm here with Day 2 of the 
               Newton's Nook Designs May Release 2019!! 
.       Today we're showcasing the NEW  
"Walking WoofsStamp Set coordinating 
"Walking Woofs" Die Set!! 
Let's take a look at the AWESOME New Products!!

I wanted to create a SWEET Scene using this Image!! I just LOVE it!! I started by Stenciling the Cloud Background using the Sky Borders Die Stencil that I created and some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink!! Then I Die Cut the Fence Die from some Simple Stories Woodgrain Patterned Paper!! I Die Cut 2 Land Borders from some Cardstock and inked it using some Distress Ink in Peeled Paint and Gathered Twigs!! Then I Stamped and Embossed the Image and Colored it in using Copic Markers!! 

I added a Butterfly Image from the Bitty Bunnies Stamp Set and a Bird from the Newton's Birdhouse Stamp Set!! I think it finishes off the Design and just makes me SMILE!! 

Would you like to win the
Walking Woofs” Stamp Set!!??  
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 16th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 15th.
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today!! 
The New Products will be available tomorrow Friday May 17th!! 
Don't forget to visit the NND Blog tomorrow to see if you're one of the winners and to shop the New Products!! CAN'T WAIT to see what you create!! 
Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES 
LARISSA   =)

Paper Sweeties May Release Rewind!! =)

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HELLO CRAFTY FRIENDS!!

Welcome to Day 3 of the Paper Sweeties 
May Release 2019!! 
I created a SWEET Hello Card for today using the *NEW* stamp set called "Basket Add On: Thinking of You" Stamp Set and the coordinating "Basket Add On: Thinking of You" Sweet Cuts Die Set which are now available in the Paper Sweeties Shop!! 
 Here's a look at the the NEW Sets this Month if you're just joining me today!! 
I wanted to create a SWEET Scene using the Keep Calm and Drink Coffee Sweet Cuts Die!! I Die Cut it from some of my NEW favorite Patterned Paper Collection "Gingham Farm" by My Mind's Eye!! SWOON!! I LOVE the ENTIRE Collection!! I die Cut 3 more Coffee Cup images form Black Cardstock and layered them all together to create a dimensional Cup!! Then I Stamped and Embossed the Images form the NEW Basket Add On: Thinking of You Set and the Sweet Ladybug Image from the Cute as a Bug Stamp Set!! I Colored them all with Copic Markers!! 
(Flowers: R43, R46 & R89  Leaves: G40, G43, & G46   Ladybug: R43, R46, R89, N6, N4, N2, BG000, BG11   Sign: N2, E25 & E29) 

I used Distress Oxide Inks in Tumbled Glass and Peeled Paint to ink up the background and then I Stamped and Embossed the "Hello" Sentiment onto the sign using some WoW Clear Glitter Embossing Powder!! Its a little touch, but in person it really adds alot to the SWEET Scene!!  I used a Woodgrain patterned Paper (also from the Gingham Farm Collection) for my Card Panel and added some White Gel Pen and Glitter Gel Pen Details to finish of the Design!! I LOVE the way it turned out and KNOW it'll bring a SMILE to someones Face!! 

For even MORE Inspiration please visit the rest of the AMAZING Design Team Blogs!!

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you come back tomorrow for a look at the NEW Products!!
Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

 COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Newton's Nook Designs May Release ~ Newton Cleans Up!!

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Hello!!
SQUEAL!!
         I'm here with Day 2 of the 
               Newton's Nook Designs May Release 2019!! 
.       Today we're showcasing the NEW  
"Newton Cleans UpStamp Set coordinating 
"Newton Cleans Up" Die Set!! 
Let's take a look at the AWESOME New Products!!
How FUN is this Set!!?? Bringing the EVERYDAY activities we may NOT enjoy into our Crafting makes me GIGGLE!! If only our Pets could really help us out with Laundry, Vacuuming and Dishes!! 😜
So for my Card I went with that thought and wanted to create a Scene Card of the Kitties doing the Work for a Friends Birthday!! I Stamped and Embossed both the Images and used Copic Markers to color them in!! (Kitties: E40, E42 & E43  R00 for the Cheeks  Vacuum: R43, R46 & R89  N0, N2 & N5   Y11 & YR23   Laundry Basket: N0, N2 & N5  Y11, YR23  YR00, YR68  R43, R46 & R89) I added some Tonic Studios Aqua Shimmer Pen and Morning Dew Nuvo Drops to certain areas to make them POP!! 
I wanted to create a Room Backround so I used the NEW Cascading Stars Stencil and Inked with some Weathered Wood Distress Oxide Ink to Ink them onto my Wall!! Then I removed the Stencil and Inked the entire Wall with a light coat of Weathered Wood Distress Oxide Ink!! For the floor I used some Simple Stories Woodgrain Patterned Paper!! I added some Shading with Distress Oxide Vintage Photo and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink!! I Die Cut the Framework Frame Die from some Oreo TE Cardstock and mounted the scene onto a TE Sea Salt Cardbase!! I LOVE the way it turned out!! Grey isn't a color I use alot of and you might just be seeing ALOT more of it from me!!
 For the Sentiment I Stamped and Embossed it onto a NND Speech Bubble Die Cut with some WoW Embossing Red Glitz Embossing Powder and Clear Detail Embossing Powder!! I think its SO FUN to maks parts of the Sentiment and make them POP with a different color of Embossing Powder or Ink!! I did the same think for the inside of the Card, only I Stamped and Embossed onto Oreo TE Cardstock!! 

If you want to make the Red Glitz Embossing Powder POP on the Black Cardstock then Emboss the entire Sentiment in White Embossing Powder and then Mask off the Word you want to POP and Stamp over with Versa Mark ink and add your Red Glitz Embossing Powder and set!! The White Embossing Base really makes it POP on the Black Cardstock!! 

Would you like to win the
Newton Cleans Up” Stamp Set!!??  
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 16th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 15th.
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today!! 
The New Products will be available Friday May 17th!! 
Don't forget to visit again tomorrow for a look at the NEW "Walking WoofsStamp Set + coordinating "Walking WoofsDie Set!! 

Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES 
LARISSA   =)

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Paper Sweeties May Release Party!!

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HELLO CRAFTY FRIENDS!!

Welcome to Day 2 of the Paper Sweeties 
May Release 2019!! 
I created a SWEET Gift Tag for today using the *NEW* stamp set called "Basket Add On: Thinking of You" Stamp Set and the coordinating "Basket Add On: Thinking of You" Sweet Cuts Die Set which are now available in the Paper Sweeties Shop!! 
 Here's a look at the the NEW Sets this Month!! 

Basket Add-on: Thinking of you Sweet Cuts

I think its FUN to think outside of the Box with Floral Images!! I LOVE the idea of using just part of the Image!! So I've Stamped and Embossed it onto the Stitched Tag #1 Sweet Cuts Die!! Then I stamped and Embossed the "Thinking of You" Sentiment using Distress Oxide Ink in Tumbled Glass!! I Colored in the Image with Copic Markers!! (Roses: R43, R46 & R89    Leaves: G40, G43 & G46) I used more Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to ink the Background of the Tag too!! Then added some Water Droplets for some Texture!!

 I Die Cut a Chalkboard Patterned Paper with the same Tag Die and layered it behind the Stamped Tag to make it POP against the Gift Box!! I used the Treat Box Sweet Cuts Die to create my Gift Box and Die Cut it from some Lawn Fawn Pattered Paper!! A Strawberry Seam Binding Ribbon Bow and Black Gingham Ribbon Bow finish off the Design!! 

For even MORE Inspiration please visit the rest of the AMAZING Design Team Blogs!!

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you come back tomorrow for a look at the NEW Products!!
Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

 COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA