Saturday, June 24, 2017

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop ~ Summer 2017 w/ Newton's Nook Designs!! =)

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HELLO!!
Today I'm playing along with the SUMMER 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!
 This Hop is so FUN and there are going to be TONS of FUN Prizes too!!  =)
 You can head over to the Coffee Lovers Blog for more details on how to play along!!
Here's the Card I've made for today!!
 
 
I've used the BRAND NEW Newton's Nook Designs Cuppa Cactus Stamp Set!! This set was part of our recent June Release and I've been having so much fun playing with it!! It has two cute little Cactus Images in Mugs and some really great Puns for Coffee Lovers!! To make the card I started by Stamping and Embossing the Cacti in Mugs Images onto Reverse Confetti Midnight Cardstock and then I Colored them in using the Crafter's Companion Spectrum Noir Metallic Colored Pencils!! I added some Shading with the Crafter's Companion ColorBlend Colored Pencils_Essentials Set!! I then Coated the Images with some Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen and I Die Cut them out with the coordinating Cuppa Cactus Die Set!! I wanted a Glossy Finish to the Flowers and the Coffee Mugs so I added some Tonic Studios Morning Dew Nuvo Drops over the Top and let it dry!! SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way it looks!! I took a piece of Watercolor Paper and added some Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass to my Craft Mat and Squished it onto the Distress Watercolor Paper and then added some Black Soot Distress Paint Splatters to make the Background!! I added some of the Honey Bee Stamps Sticky Back Crystal AB Rhinestones, because I thought they brought out the colors of the Cacti in Mugs  Images!! Then I added the Sentiment "Caution: I'm a little prickly before my coffee" using the Sentiments from the Cuppa Cactus Stamp Set!!
 
If you haven't seen this NEW Set yet, here's an image
of the ENTIRE Cuppa Cactus Stamp Set & coordinating Cuppa Cactus Die Set:
Cuppa Cactus Stamp set & Coordinating die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
 Hope you've ENJOYED this Coffee themed Card today!!??  =)
 Make sure you head over to the Coffee Lover's Blog to find out how you can LINK up your Card to Play along!! There are a TON of Prizes, including one from Newton's Nook Designs!!
I CAN'T WAIT to see what you Create!! 
 
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THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!
 
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)
 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Card Challenge CAS02!! =)

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Calling All Sistahs
HELLO & HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!! =)
I'm here today for the Second New Challenge over on the Calling All Sistahs Blog!!
EVERY Month on the 18th we'll be sharing a New Inspiration Challenge Photo!!

SQUEAL!! How BEAUTIFUL is this New Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Card Challenge CAS02 Inspiration Photo!!?? There are NO Product or Genre Restrictions!!
You'll also have a chance to WIN!! =)
 So I HOPE You'll Join us EACH Month!!??
 I don't know about you, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Colors so that's where I took my start for this Card!!
 
I used the BEAUTIFUL Pretty Posies Stamp Set and  the coordinating Pretty Posies Die Set!! I Stamped and Embossed the Images onto Distress Watercolor Paper!! Then I Die Cut them out!! I Watercolored them using some Distress Inks!! I Die Cut a Tag from the Tag Buddies Fri-Die Set, for my Focal Point Base then Stamped and Embossed a Sentiment form the BE Stamp Set!! I added it all to a Watercolored Background that I added some White and Blue Splatters!! I thought this elements drew in the Paint theme from the Inspiration Photo!!?? Then I added some Specrturm Noir Glitter Pen to the Flowers and some Tonic Studio Morning Dew Nuvo Drops to the Centers of the Flowers!! Some Sparkle Gel Pen Details and a Blue Ribbon Bow to Finish off the Tag!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way it turned out and I CAN'T WAIT to see what you create for the Challenge!!
 
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 Second Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Card June Challenge CAS02!! I CAN'T WAIT to see what you create!!
I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEKEND/WEEK!!
 

COUNTRY HUG-N-KISSES
LARISSA    =)

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Squad Reminder Post!! =)

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Calling All Sistahs

HELLO!!
Happy Saturday!!
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!!  I lost my Mother-In-Law 3 Years ago to Breast Cancer, so I KNOW how IMPORTANT it is to find it EARLY!! 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 made a BEAUTIFUL Card for today showcasing the Powerful Words Stamp Set, the Ruffled Ribbon Die, then I used the SWEET Little Heart Die from the Tic Tac Toe Fri-Dies Set!! I used the SPECIAL Sistahood Sparkle *Limited Edition* Sequin Mix for an Accent in the Center of my Heart!!
 
I Stamped and Embossed the Words from the Powerful Words Stamp Set to create my Background!! Then I used my FAVORITE New Distress Oxide Inks to Ink up the Background!! I used Fired Brick, Broken China, Worn Lipstick and Faded Jeans!! I added some Water Droplets and some Picket Fence Distress Paint Splatters for some added Texture!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE how well these Inks Blend!! Then I Die Cut a Ruffled Ribbon Die from Distress Watercolor Paper and coated it with some Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen to give it some SPARKLE!! I wanted to add something to the Center of the Ribbon so I Inked up a Piece of Cardstock using Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick Ink, added some Water Droplets for Texture and then Die Cut the SWEET Little Heart Die from the Tic Tac Toe Fri-Dies Set!! I added a Sequin from the SPECIAL Sistahood Sparkle *Limited Edition* Sequin Mix for an Accent in the Center of my Heart along with a Black Burlap Bow!!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way it turned out!
I hope you'll join us in REMINDING those AMAZING Sistahs around us to do their Monthly Exams!!

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 us tomorrow for the SECOND Calling All Sistahs May Challenge!! I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Paper Sweeties | June 2017 Release Rewind!!

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HELLO!! 
 Welcome to the Paper Sweeties | June 2017 Release Rewind!!
Today we're Showing off the New June Release that is available NOW in the Paper Sweeties Boutique!!
I've used thethe *NEW* Maddison Stamp and Coordinating Die Set!! The Let's Go to the Beach Stamp Set, the Let's Go to the Beach Sweet Cuts Die Set, the Island Times Stamp Set and the Island Time Sweet Cut Die Set!!  =)
                                            
 
                                                      SQUEAL!! So SWEET Right!!??
I Stamped and Embossed the Images!! I Like to Stamp my Dolls onto Distress Watercolor Paper, to make them more sturdy!! Then I Stamped and Embossed the Outfit onto different Patterned Papers!!  This is my FAVORITE Part because you can get SO CREATIVE here!! =) Then I Fussy Cut everything out and used a Black Soot Distress Marker to go around the edges!! Then I used Copic Markers to Color Maddison and to add dimension to the Clothes!! I then Watercolored the rest of the Images with Distress Inks!! I Stamped and Embossed the Waves with White Embossing Powder!! I Die Cut the Clouds and added some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins!! I Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment and added some Shadows using Copic Markers!! I hope you LOVE it as much as I do!!??   =)

 Please continue to hop along and visit the AMAZING Design Team Blogs to be inspired by their AWESOME Projects:
Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Paper Sweeties
Karen Letchworth
Kathy Schweinfurth
Larissa Heskett <- you are here!
Lisa Bzibziak
Lori Turner
We'd love for you to play along with the 'Anything Goes' June Inspiration Challenge at Paper Sweeties - for a chance to win a $25 SHOPPING SPREE!  What beautiful inspiration we have this month -- will you create a card, layout, sweet treat or something else?
 
Have you seen our newest ---> KIT OF THE MONTH <---
 
You can purchase the kits one month at a time OR subscribe to the Kit of the Month CLUB to save $5 each month!  Each kit contains two *NEW* stamp sets along with supplies to create the two cards featured in the kit (stamp sets retail value $24, so club members are only paying $1 for the card supplies)!!  You'll get a fun Kit Club Member button that you can wear to all your crafty events and receive FUN mailbox inspiration shipped directly to you the middle of each month!  Hop on over to take a little peek!  If you're SPOTTED wearing a Kit Club Member button at a stamp show that we attend, you'll get a {sweet} PRIZE at the show!! 
 
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you have a FABULOUS Weekend!!
To see more make SURE you visit the Paper Sweeties Blog!!

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Newton's Nook Designs June Release 2017 ~ "Newton Rides West"!! =)

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HELLO!!
SQUEAL!! I'm here with Newton's Nook Designs for the June Release 2017!! Today we're Showcasing the New "Newton Rides West" Stamp Set!!
You're going to LOVE this SWEET Set!!
Let's take a Close Up Look at the ENTIRE Set!!
SQUEAL!! Being a FARM Girl and Living in the Country, this Set just makes me HAPPY!! =)
 I just LOVE LOVE LOVE these Images and the FUN Sentiments!!
So I decided to make a "WANTED" themed Birthday Card!!

I Stamped and Embossed SEVERAL of the Images and Sentiments from the Newton Rides WestStamp Set to create my Own Patterned Paper Background!! Lately I have just LOVED the Look of a Black and White Background!! Then I then added some Black Soot Distress Paint Splatters!! I added a MFT Cross Stitched Circle Die Cut from some Reverse Confetti Stone Cardstock!! Then I placed my Stamped and Embossed Image that I Watercolored using Distress Inks in the center of the Circle Die Cut after Die Cutting the Image with the Coordinating "Newton Rides West" Die Set!! I Die Cut some Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock for my Banner using the Garden Window Die Set and then White Heat Embossed my Sentiment using Simon Says Stamp White Embossing Powder!! For alittle "POP" of Color and to match the Polka Dot Handkerchief on Newton I Die Cut a Punchinella Die from some Reverse Conffetti Salsa Cardstock and backed it with a Piece of Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper so it would Match the Stamped and Embossed Background I created!! I added some Tonic Studio Moring Dew Nuvo Drops to the Star on the Cowboy Hat, Newton's Nose, the Stick Pony's Eye and the Ring on the Halter!! I added some White Gel Pen Highlights and then I Stamped and Embossed the Birthday Sentiment on the inside of my Card!! I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the way it turned out!!  =)
 
Would you like to WIN the Newton Rides WestStamp 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 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 June 15th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 16th. 
 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:
 
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope
Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
Don't forget to Stop by the Newton's Nook Designs Blog tomorrow to see if you're a WINNER and to Shop the New Release which will be available in the Newton's Nook Designs Store!! I CAN'T WAIT to see what you create with ALL of the New Goodies!!  =)

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LARISSA    =)

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Paper Sweeties | June 2017 Release Party!! =)

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HELLO!! 
 Welcome to the Paper Sweeties | June 2017 Release Party!! Today we are kicking off the New June Release that will be available in the Paper Sweeties Boutique today June 15th, 2017!! I've used the *NEW* Oval Scallop Frames Sweet Cuts Die Set, the *NEW* Aloha Stamp Set!! I also used some of the Sugar Sprinkles Sequins for my SWEET Tag!!  =)
Before we get to my Project though, lets take a look at ALL of the New AMAZING Products!!
                                             

 
 
 
SQUEAL!! What did I tell you!! An AMAZING New Release and a NEW Girl "Maddison"!!
So I thought It would be FUN to create a Tag using the NEW Oval Scallop Frames Sweet Cuts!!
These Dies are SO VERSATILE!! I created my Tag by Die Cutting the Image from some Black Cardstock and then I Die Cut it again from some Neenah Solar White Cardstock that I folded in half!! I Lined up the Fold towards the Top of the Oval So when I Die Cut it, I would have a Die Cut through Both Sides of Cardstock to create a Folded Tag!!
Then I Stamped and Embossed my Sentiment and one SWEET Little Bumble Bee Image from the Bee Happy Stamp Set and then used the Coordinating Bee Happy Sweet Cuts Die Set to Die Cut it out!! I added a Bow and some Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen and some Tonic Studios Morning Dew Nuvo Drops to make the Bumble Bee have even more Character!! =)
 
 Please continue to hop along and visit the AMAZING Design Team Blogs to be inspired by their AWESOME Projects:
Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Paper Sweeties
Karen Letchworth
Kathy Schweinfurth
     Larissa Heskett <- you are here!
    Lisa Bzibziak
      Lori Turner
    Mynn Kitchen
    Michelle Bala
      Nancy Salkeld
We'd love for you to play along with the 'Anything Goes' June Inspiration Challenge at Paper Sweeties - for a chance to win a $25 SHOPPING SPREE!  What beautiful inspiration we have this month -- will you create a card, layout, sweet treat or something else?
 
Have you seen our newest ---> KIT OF THE MONTH <---
 
You can purchase the kits one month at a time OR subscribe to the Kit of the Month CLUB to save $5 each month!  Each kit contains two *NEW* stamp sets along with supplies to create the two cards featured in the kit (stamp sets retail value $24, so club members are only paying $1 for the card supplies)!!  You'll get a fun Kit Club Member button that you can wear to all your crafty events and receive FUN mailbox inspiration shipped directly to you the middle of each month!  Hop on over to take a little peek!  If you're SPOTTED wearing a Kit Club Member button at a stamp show that we attend, you'll get a {sweet} PRIZE at the show!!
 
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you have a FABULOUS Week and I'll see you again tomorrow for the Paper Sweeties June Release Rewind!! To see more make SURE you visit the Paper Sweeties Blog!!

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