Friday, April 18, 2014

HOP, SKIP & JUMP KIDS BLOG HOP!! =)

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Kids Blog Hop
HELLO!!
HAPPY FRIDAY!!
Welcome to the HOP, SKIP & JUMP KIDS BLOG HOP!!
Are you ready for some AMAZING Inspiration and some AMAZING Prizes!!?? First let's discuss the Prizes!!
 
The Kids Prize Pack features goodies like our Little Man and Little Girl Paper Pads, our favorite kid-themed 3D Stickers, Cardstock Stickers, and even our fun & tactile Puffy Stickers (and more – it's a $60 value!) This prize pack is not only perfect for making scrapbook pages of your little Monsters and Princesses, but it's also great for crafting up kid-friendly cards and Pinterest-worthy projects!

And to take the fun up another level, we're also giving away Little Man or Little Girl Paper Pads to (5) Runners-Up! That's right – 6 winners for one contest! We like those odds!!  =)

There are a few ways to enter - the first two are freebies by liking us on Facebook and signing up to receive Facebook notifications from us (we don't want you to miss any of our great project posts!). But the big entry comes from commenting on each of our designers' posts! If you do, you'll get +10 entries into our drawing! That sounds like a deal!
 
Kids' Blog Hop Designers











Make sure to hop through each designer down the list to be eligible for the most entries! When you're done, just hop back here and let us know! The hop will be running all weekend, so you have until Sunday at 11:59pm EST to get your entries in!!

HERE'S A FUN VIDEO FOR A BETTER LOOK AT MY WALL DECORATIONS!!  =)




So I like to create FUN Count Down Creations for each Holiday and for Birthdays!! I have this Vintage Ladder that we have hung on our wall in the Main Hallway and It's really FUN to have something SPECIAL to look at or to have a reason to Hide some Surprises in!! I've used the AMAZING Paper House Productions Papers along with some of my Sizzix Dies and Created all of the SWEET little creations!! I just LOVE the ROWN of Hanging Eggs, Birdhouses (Owl and Monster Houses in this case!!  HAHAHA!!) then the Sweet little Picket Fences with some of the Felt Barrettes and Bows I've made to give away for my Nieces on Easter!! I just LOVE the way it turned out!! SORRY for the photo quality, I had shadows no matter what time of day I took photos in!!
I've used these Paper House Production Papers and Stickers and these Sizzix Dies!! Just incase you'd like to recreate something similar for your own Wall or a Party!! =)
Owls Hoot! Collection  Owls Hoot Collection
Owls Puffy Sticker Owls Puffy Stickers
Lil' Monster Collection Lil Monster Collection

Farm 12" Scrapbook Paper Farm 12x12 Paper (I used Just the Top of the paper)
Impressions Paper Pad Impressions Paper Pad
Small_658449   XL-Scoreboard Die Album Garden Gate
657378  XL-Scoreboard Die Gift Card Holder, House
Small_a10762  XL Bigz Die Bag w/ Handles
 
I hope you are INSPIRED to get your Kids Craft on and that you're READY to be INSPIRED by the Rest of the DT!! So off you go on to the Next Stop on the Blog Hop!! =)

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a VERY FABULOUS & BLESSED EASTER WEEKEND!!

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I'm also linking this up for the FUN Art with Heart Challenge over on Eileen Hulls Blog!!
 COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Paper House Productions Say I Do to Wedding Cards Gift Set w/ Box!! =)

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Hello!!
I'm sharing on the Paper House Productions Blog today!!
I've made a really Sweet and Easy Gift Card Set and Box using the BEAUTIFUL To Have & To Hold Collection 12x12 Paper Dreams Come True!! One of my FAVORITE Collections!! =)
Dreams Come True 12" Scrapbook Paper

I wanted to share how you could use the AMAZING 12X12 Patterned Paper Dreams Come True to create a really Easy, BEAUTIFUL Gift Card Set that would make a Special Gift for any Bride, or that you could use for yourself to give when you need a Fast Wedding Card!! I also made a Video to share how to make this Entire Set in about 15 minutes!! =)
The Video will be delayed due to downloading Error!! I'll try to get it up asap!!










You'll end up creating 2 -A2 Cards (51/2x$1/4) 3 -31/2x4 Cards and 1 -33/4x2/34 Card!! The Box is a 53/4x41/2 x3/4 wide!! The 12x12 Paper Images are just alittle larger than what you'll need for the cards so you'll have to cut them down slightly to fit the Front of each of the card fronts!! Your can choose to do this either Before assembling the Cards like I showed in my Video or After the Card front if put together using the Card Base as a guide!! Whatever way works best for you!!
You'll also need some Decorative strips of cardstock that you have either Punched or Die Cut and some Plain Black Cardstock Strips!! Ribbon would work too!! Some Pearls and I used a Quicky Glue Pen and some Rock Candy Distress Glitter too just for some subtle sparkle!! You can add more or less whatever works with your style!! =)

I hope you'll stop by and leave me some LOVE!!
THANKS So Much for stopping by today and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Newton's Nook Designs April Release!! =)

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Hello!!
I hope your ready for the Final Reveal today!!?? This New Wild Child Stamp Set is just too SWEET for words!!  =) I just had too MUCH FUN using it and there are SO MANY possibilities with it!! I  wanted to make a video to share some of them with you!!
My card today was created by Stamping the Sweet Bears!! I think these guys are going to be so Versatile because there are so MANY ways to use them!! =) I decided it would be FUN to use just the Baby Bears too!! So I cut three of them out to use as a Sweet little border on my card!! I colored them using my Colored Pencils and then blended them out using some Gamsol!! I LOVE this technique!! I decided to color their noses in different colors just for a FUN touch!! I added a ribbon and some paint splatters and I LOVE the way it turned out!!
Here is my Card!!

Here is a Video for you to ENJOY!!


Here is a Tag I created using the SWEET Little Giraffe Image I colored in the Video using the Hero Arts and Mama Elephant Die Inks!! I created this Sweet Little Tag for a Friends Baby Shower this Weekend!! I LOVE it!! Then I made another tag with the Inked and Stenciled Bears I shared how to make in the Video too!! I think this is going to be so CUTE on a Wrapped Package for another Baby Shower I have coming up!! =) I've used a PTI Tag Die and some AC Ribbon!!

Hopefully I've been able to share some New ways to use these SWEET New Newton's Nook Designs Stamps from the April Release along with some of the other Products you have in your Craft Stash!!


Would you like to win a Wild Child Stamp Set?
This set will be given away to Two lucky winners
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs release 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, April 17th at 9 pm Central Standard Time to comment  -- Winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 18th. 
We are also having a giveaway this week on our Facebook Page so make sure to head over there to enter that too! 
Check out all these awesome Design Team & Guest Blogs below to enter:
                                               Valerie Ward
Jamie Greene  - Guest Designer
Elena Joldersma - Guest Designer
 
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
Don't forget to stop back by the Newton's Nook Designs Blog tomorrow for the AMAZING Release!! YIPPEE!! =)
All of the Products from this Release will be available, and the Winners from the Release Blog Hops will be listed too!! Good Luck!!
 I'm also Linking these up to the New
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog
Animal Antics is the Theme this week!! =)
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA  =)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

JustRite Friday Challenge #118 - Behind The Mask!!

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This is my Second post for today!! If you're looking for the Newton's Nook Designs April Release Blog Post  Please Scroll Down!! =)

Hello!!

I'm stopping in to share the card I've made for the JustRite Friday Challenge #118 - Behind The Mask!!  I really like to mask, I just don't do it as much as I should!! I really like layering stamped images together to create really personalized one of a kind designs!! I've done just that for today's card!! I wanted to create a card for my Mother for Mother's Day!! She like Antiques and collects Old Jars of all types so when I was looking through my stash of JustRite Stamps I thought it would be Neat to create a Jar filled with Flowers!! Her Favorite Flowers are Pansies and Lily's, but I don't have either of those in stamps so I decided to use my Favorite Flowers Daisies!!   
I've used the JustRite Baking Antique Tags One, Botanical Medallions and Banners, Bundle of Joy Vintage Labels Five, and the Grateful Heart Vintage Labels Two Stamp Sets for my card today!!
Baking Antique Tags One Clear Stamps     Botanical Medallions & Banners Clear Stamps   Bundle of Joy Vintage Labels Five Clear Stamps  Grateful Heart Vintage Labels Two Clear Stamps
I started by making my masks!! I had to make three Daisy Cluster Flower Masks and one Jar Mask!! I then stamped my first Flower Cluster and then I covered it with a mask and Stamped another cluster of flowers beside it and then covered it!! I stamped the Cluster of Flowers two more times above the other two Clusters of Flowers that I had already stamped and I had my BEAUTIFUL Flower Bouquet ready for the Jar!! I left the Masks on the Flowers and then stamped the Jar making sure that the top of the lid wasn't being seen and covered by the Flowers otherwise it wouldn't have made any sense!! Right!!??  HAAHA!! I also decided to add a Single Daisy Flower down beside the Jar so I took some washi tape and covered the other two Daisy Images on the Stamp so that just the Single Daisy was showing and then I inked it up and removed the washi tape then stamped my Single Daisy Image beside the Jar!! I LOVE how Sweet just this Single Daisy looks!! =)
I removed my masks and colored in the images using Colored Pencils!! I took some Gamsol and blended out my lines to create a really soft and very detailed and layered colored image!! I wanted to add a Delicate Design in the background like wallpaper?? or something!! So I used some Pumice Stone Distress Ink and a Pretty Flourish Stamp and stamped around the Background of my Bouquet!! I covered my images again with the masks just so I didn't ruin my card!! That would have been my luck!! LOL!! I LOVE how it turned out, but it was alittle to dark so I had to go around my Images again with a Grey and a Blue Colored Pencil to make the shadows darker so the Flower Bouquet stood out more against the background!! I really LOVE the way it turned out!! I wanted the Stamped Bouquet to be the FOCAL POINT of the Card so I didn't want to add to many embellishments!! So I decided just to add some Rock Candy Distress Glitter to the centers of my Flowers for some subtle Sparkle and then I added a Ribbon Bow and a Label that I added Pearls and Foam Tape to after I stamped my personalized sentiment and Colored the Label!!
 I get my LOVE for crafting from my Mother!! She has always been VERY Creative and has AMAZED me all of my life with all of the AWESOME things she has made!! She LOVES to paint with Water Colors and when I told her that it was a HUGE trend in Card making right now, she Laughed!! So I know she will really LOVE this card I've made for her!!
Here is my card!!





THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Newton's Nook Designs April Release!! =)

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HELLO!!

I hope you are LOVING the Release so far!!?? wasn't I right!!?? Aren't these New Stamp Sets just AMAZING!!?? =) Today's set Versatile Vases is going to be another one of my FAVORITES!! I'm a Flower Lover and this set is FULL of possibilities!! I'm going to share another Video today that walks you through the New Set Versatile Vases and hopefully I can share a couple New Ideas for some ways to use it!! So lets get started with my card for today!!
I wanted to create a FUN Scene using the Little Pots and then filling them with the different flowers!! I thought a design where they were all in a row on the Window Seal would be Neat!! So I picked a cloud and a wooden plank patterned paper from My Mind's Eye!! I also used a Lil' Inker Designs Oval Stitched Die to cut them out and then I Embossed the Design into the Card Front for even more interest!! I used some Distress Stain to Ink up my Card Front and I LOVE the Vintage look it gave to my Card!! I stamped all of the Flower Images twice onto some Colored Patterned Paper and then colored them with some Colored Pencils to add some Dimension!! I cut them out and layered them adding some Pearls for some Embellishments to the centers of each of them!! I LOVE the way it turned out!! Here is my card!!


Are you like me and LOVE to paper piece!!?? Well either way I hope you LOVE my card for today!! I had a BLAST Creating it!! I've also made a FUN little Video to share the set with you and to give you some other ideas on ways to use it!! I hope you ENJOY it!! =)
Would you like to win a Versatile Vases Stamp Set?
This set will be given away to Two lucky winners
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs release 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, April 17th at 9 pm Central Standard Time to comment  -- Winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 18th. 
We are also having a giveaway this week on our Facebook Page so make sure to head over there to enter that too! 
Check out all these awesome Design Team & Guest Blogs below to enter:
                                               Valerie Ward
Jamie Greene  - Guest Designer
Elena Joldersma - Guest Designer
 
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
Don't forget to stop back by tomorrow for some AMAZING Inspiration using the Wild Child Stamp Set and another chance to Win!! YIPPEE!! =)
Hope to see you tomorrow!!
 
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA  =)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Happy Haunting with Penny Black!! =)

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Hello!!
Today I want to share a card that I'm entering into the Penny Black Website Wonder Contest!!
Is it too early for a Halloween Card!!?? WAHHWHAHHAHH!!
(In my Scariest Witches Laugh!! LOL!! =)
I'm entering one more card in the Website Wonder Contest!! I know there are SO MANY AMAZING Designers out there and some times just the thought of all the talent is OVERWHELMING, but I LOVE this part of my life!! I LOVE being INSPIRED and having LOTS of Talented Blog Friends who make me SMILE and AMAZE me everytime they create something and that is why I do this!! It makes me HAPPY in so many aspects that with out it I think I would be LOST!! SO THANKS to all of my AMAZING Blog Friends I LOVE you more than you'll ever know!! =) 
So on to my card!! I got the Happy Hauntings Stamp Set Last year with every intention on using it to create some FUN Cards and then we bought a house and had to move and well my ideas never met paper!! So I have been waiting to create with this set and decided now was as good a time as any to ink it up!! I have been having ALOT of FUN creating Ice Resin Paper and I thought it would be AWESOME as a Moon for my witch Image!! So I die cut a circle and then stamped my Witch on a broom with Versa Mark onto my Ice Resin Circle Die Cut and heat Embossed it using some Black Embossing Powder!! I was alittle afraid that the Ice Resin would Melt once it was heated, but it didn't!! LUCKY!! It did get hot and malleable, but I left it flat and it stayed flat once I cooled!! I then stamped my house twice and colored it using my Colored Pencils!! I used some Gamsol to blend out the colors and I LOVE the way it looks!! I inked my Background with Distress Inks and then I stamped my Sentiment and colored and Blended it with my Colored Pencils too!! I wanted the Mood to read transparent like it looks in real life so I added foam tape to pop it off the card base and in real life you can see just how AWESOME the Vintage Dictionary Ice Resin Paper is!! I LOVE this STUFF!! =) Here is my Card!!



So THANKS for letting me share some Halloween FUN with you today and I hope you have a Fabulous Week!!

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA  =)

IO Stamps You Are My Sunshine Challenge!! =)

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This is my Third Post for today!! =) If you're looking for my Newton's Nook Designs Blog Hop Post PLEASE Scroll Down!! THANKS for looking!! =)



Hello!!
I'm stopping in to share a card I made for the IO Stamps You Are My Sunshine Challenge!!
I decided it would be FUN to use some Glitter and a Bright Yellow for the colors of my card!! Along with some Butterflies and I think this card reads SUNSHINE!!?? What do you think!!??


I used my IO Foliage Die (DIE055-N) Large Butterfly Die (DIE059-N) and the Mini Butterflies Die (DIE046-A)!! I've used the CL427 Thank You Stamp Set for my Sentiment and then I stamped the outline with VersaMark and covered it with Sticky Stuff Embossing Powder and then added some Stampendous Ultra Fine Black Glitter!! I then took my Glue Pen and filled in the rest of the letters and added the Glitter for a solid Sentiment!! I LOVE the way it looks!! I then covered some Black Cardstock with the same Glitter and then cut out the Butterflies so they would match the sentiment and used some Yellow Felt for the Bottom part of the Butterfly!! I layered two of the Foliage Die and inked the edges for some texture and dimension!! I LOVE the way it came together!!

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA  =)

MFTWSC171 Sketch Challenge gone Masculine!! =)

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This is my second post for today for my Newton's Nook Designs April Release Post Please Scroll Down!!  =)

MFTWSC171


HELLO!!
I'm stopping in to share the FUN Masculine Card I've made today for the MFTWSC171 Sketch Challenge over on the MFT Blog!!
Here is my card!!

I've used the MFT Feather Dies and wrapped them with some Embroidery Thread for some FUN Color and Texture!! I used the MFT Happy Birthday Die-Namics along with the Square and Circle DIe-Namics and the First Place Sentiment Stamp Set!!  I've used Pattern Paper from the Studio Calico Wanderlust 6x6 Pad and some Enamel Dots from MME Cut and Paste Collection!!
I LOVE the way it came together!!

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)