Thursday, July 27, 2017

Celebrating Shark Week with Newton's Nook Designs!! =)

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HELLO!!
Who's been ENJOYING SHARK WEEK!!?? We've been LOVING it!! So I thought what better way to CELEBRATE than by making a Card with Newton's Nook Designs featuring their AWESOME Shark Bites Stamp Set  and the coordinating Shark Bites Die Set!!
Here's a look at the Layered Scene Card I Created!!  =)
 
First, I wanted to Create a Layered Scene Card!! If you KNOW me you KNOW I LOVE LOVE LOVE to Create Layered Scene Cards and I had such a FUN Time making this one!! I Started by Stamping and Embossing my Shark Image onto some Distress Watercolor Paper!! Then I used a New NND Sea Borders Die Set to Create the Ocean Background!! I wanted to have an Underwater Scene so I used Distress Inks to Create my Ocean Background!! I Stamped the School of Fish Image using Chipped Sapphire and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink stamped ontop of one another then I covered them with Clearsnaps Clear Embossing Powder!! I used Distress Oxide Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain to create the Sandy Ocean floor Stamping some of the details in Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Ink!! I used the NND Tranquil Tides Stamp Set and the Coordinating NND Tranquil Tides Dies Set to Stamp and Emboss SEVERAL of the Images to Create my Under Water Scene!! I just LOVE LOVE LOVE how well these Stamp Sets work together!! =) I Splattered some Water onto my Inked Background for some Texture and added some Tonic Studios Aqua Sparkle Pen Spaltters to make the Ocean Shimmer!! SQUEAL!! I just LOVE how it turned out and hope it INSPIRES you to create a Card for Shark Week!!

I'm also playing along with the


Inky Paws Challenge #51 Tropical Theme


Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: On the Edge


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes


I was Inspired by the Colors in the Photo!! I LOVED the Mix of Turquoise, Peach/Coral, Khaki, Gray and  White!!


THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by I HOPE I've INSPIRED you today!!??  =) 
If you've Missed Out on any of the FUN from the Newton's Nook Designs Shark Week I hope you'll head over to the NND Blog to check out ALL of the AMAZING Creations shared by the DT this Week!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! 

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Thursday, July 20, 2017

July Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge Guest Designer!! =)

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Hello!!
I'm here to share the New July Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge as a Guest Designer!! SQUEAL!! You have NO IDEA how EXCITED I was when Laurel Beard emailed and asked me to Join them!!  =) I decided to make a FUN "CELEBRATE" Card!! It could be used for MANY occasions!! I also used the Rainbow Colors!! SWOON!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this Challenge!!
Here's what I created!!
I thought it would be FUN to use LOTS of Images from different Sets to create my Card!! I just LOVE LOVE LOVE it when you can get MORE out of your Stamps!! I Stamped and Embossed The Animal Images from the AWESOME Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Tree Farm by Brandi Kincaid with Versa Fine Black Onyx Ink and Ranger Super Fine Clear Embossing Power onto some Ranger Ink Distress Watercolor Paper !! I added some FUN Elements to dress the Animals up using Images from the Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Bear Ware by Julie Ebersole!! SQUEAL!! How FUN is it to take Images from different Sets to create a SWEET Scene!! I then cut everything out using the coordinating Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Tree Farm by Brandi Kincaid and the Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Bear Ware by Julie Ebersole!!
I stamped and Embossed the Sentiment on the Sign from the Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Fancy Thanks by Julie Ebersole!! I LOVE that it COVERS SO MANY occasions!! =) I colored everything with Copic Markers and then added some White Gel Pen High Lights, Tonic Studios Aqua Shimmer Pen for some Sparkle and some Tonic Studios Morning Dew Nuvo Drops for Texture!! I masked off the Cardbase using some Masking Tape and then Inked it up using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink for the Sky and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink for the Ground!! I added some Water Splatters with the Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer!! I used Foam Tape to POP up my Images and my Card was done!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE theway it turned out and I CAN'T WAIT to see what you create!!! =)

I hope you JOIN in on the FUN over on the Ellen Hutson Classroom Blog for a chance to WIN a $50.00 Gift Certificate to the Ellen Hutson Store!! SQUEAL!! =)
If you're not familiar with the Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge its a Monthly Inspirational Challenge based on a Pinterest Inspired Photo that is located on the CLASSroom Blog!! A random Challenge participant will receive a $50 Gift Certificate to the Ellen Hutson Store!!  To be eligible, to WIN you MUST use Essentials by Ellen Products and use the Photo Badge as Inspiration for your Project!! There will be an inlinkz on the Challenge Post where you can Submit your Entry!!

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!
I CAN'T WAIT to see what you create for the New July Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA  =)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Card Challenge CAS03!! =)

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HELLO!! =)
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 CAS03 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 (Rainbow) Colors so that's where I took my start for this Card!!

 
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this BEAUTIFUL Floating Stamp Set!! SO MANY uses for this Set!! I wanted to Color this Image in Rainbow Colors!! I used Copic Markers to Color the Image after I Stamped and Embossed it onto some Distress Watercolor Paper!! Then I had to Cover it with some Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen for some SPARKLE and I added some Black Gems to several of the Flower Centers and some Tonic Studio Morning Dew Nuvo Drops to all of the other Flower Centers!! I Fussy Cut the Image out and added it to my Card Base with Foam Tape!! I used a NND Sky Border Die to create a Stencil to create the Cloud filled Sky!! Inking it up with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink!! I added some Black Soot Distress Paint Splatters and then Die cut the same Border Die from some Vellum and some Distress Watercolor Paper for the Clouds at the Bottom of my Card!! I Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment onto a Black Cardstock Strip with White Embossing Powder and my Card was done!!

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 Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Card June Challenge CAS03!!
I CAN'T WAIT to see what you create!!
I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!!  

COUNTRY HUG-N-KISSES
LARISSA    =)

Monday, July 17, 2017

Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Squad Reminder Post!! =)

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HELLO!!
Happy MONDAY!!
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 Hope Fri-Die, the Ruffled Ribbon Die, Hope Ribbon, Calling All Sistahs and
Word Ribbon Stamp Sets!! I used the SPECIAL Sistahood Sparkle *Limited Edition* Sequin Mix for some Accents!!
 
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 Calling All Sistahs July Challenge!! I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
 
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Paper Sweeties | July 2017 Release Rewind!!! =)

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HELLO!! 
 Welcome to the Paper Sweeties | July 2017 Release Rewind!! Today we are kicking off the New July Release that is available in the Paper Sweeties Boutique!!
I've used the *NEW* Kindness Matters Stamp Set and the
Coordinating Kindness Matters Sweet Cuts Die Set along with the Madison Stamp Set and coordinating Madison Sweet Cuts Die Set and the With Love Sweet Cuts Die for my Card today!!

 

 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
Maria Patrick
Michele Henderson
We'd love for you to play along with the 'Anything Goes' July 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?
 
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!!

I'm also linking up to the

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog: Use Plaid
 
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Friday, July 14, 2017

Paper Sweeties | July 2017 Release Party!! =)

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HELLO!! 
 Welcome to the Paper Sweeties | July 2017 Release Party!! Today we are kicking off the New July Release that will be available in the Paper Sweeties Boutique Today July 15th, 2017!!  =)
I've used the *NEW* Kindness Matters Stamp Set and the
Coordinating Kindness Matters Sweet Cuts Die Set along with the *NEW* Rectangle Scallop Frames Sweet Cuts Die Set!!
Lets take a Close Up look at all of the New Products!!  =)


 
 
I thought it would be FUN to create a Framed Wall Hanging Design for my Card today!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Rectangle Scallop Frames Sweet Cuts Die Set and I wanted to layer several of them together to create some 3-D Style Frames!! I then added the Kindness Matters Wreath Image for the Inside of the Frames!! I added some Distress Paint Splatters to the Background and thensome Distress Ink to the inside of the Frames!! Some water splatters were added for some texture!! I also Stamped an Embossed a Sentiment in the one Frame and my card was done!!
I LOVE the way it turned out!!   =)
  
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
We'd love for you to play along with the 'Anything Goes' July 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?
 
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 July Release Rewind!! To see more make SURE you visit the Paper Sweeties Blog!!
 
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Newton's Nook Designs 4th Year Celebration Blog Hop!! =)

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HELLO & HAPPY FRIDAY!!
SQUEAL!!
What an AWESOME Week as we SHOWCASED the New July Newton's Nook Designs Release!!
Today we're joining in a FUN 4 Year Celebration Blog Hop to CELEBRATE the 4th Year Anniversary of Newton's Nook Designs!! Who's READY for some AMAZING Inspiration and chances to WIN!!??


I wanted to use the New Cocktail Mixer Stamp Set for my Card today!! I thought it was fitting for the CELEBRATION!! =) I wanted to create a FUN Background Design for my Card so I Stamped several of the Images and the CELEBRATE Sentiment Randomly on my Distress Watercolor Cardbase!! Then I added some Black Soot Distress Paint Splatters!! I Die Cut the Paper Smooches Harlequin Die also from Distress Watercolor Paper and then backed it with some Reverse Confetti Stone Cardstock!! I also Die Cut a NND Banner from the Discontinued Window Garden Die Set from some Reverse Confetti Cardstock and White Heat Embossed my Sentiment!! I Die Cut a Circle and added Distress Ink and added some Water Splatters for some Texture!! I Stampe and Embossed the Cocktail Mixer Image and Colored it in with Copic Markers and then added some Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen and some Tonic Studios Morning Dew Nuvo Drops!! I then added some Strawberry Coulis and Rosewater Jewel Drops for a POP of Color to create a Visual Triangle!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way it turned out!!

Celebrate with us and enter to win!! To celebrate 4 years Newton's Nook Designs is giving away a $25 store credit to spend in their online shop to 4 Lucky Winners!!  =) 
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND Design Team and Special Guest blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog hop 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 Sunday, July 16th at 9pm CDT to comment. Winners will be announced on NND blog post on Monday, July 17th and will need to contact us to claim their prize so make sure you check back to see if you've won!
Special Guests:
 
Newton's Nook Design Team:

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and joining in on the FUN!! I hope you've left feeling INSPIRED!!?? Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! 

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA    =)

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Paper Sweeties | July 2017 Release Sneak Peeks!! =)

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HELLO!! 
 Welcome to the Paper Sweeties | July 2017 Release Sneak Peeks!! Today we are kicking off the New July Release that will be available in the Paper Sweeties Boutique on July 15th, 2017!!
I've used the *NEW* Kindness Matters Stamp Set and the
Coordinating Kindness Matters Sweet Cuts Die Set!!

 
I just LOVE LOVE LOVE this New Set and I knew I wanted to make a FUN Card using the Kindness Matters Wreath Image!! I also wanted to add a Sweet Butterfly!! S I stamped and Embossed the Butterfly from the Bee Happy Stamp Set and Die Cut it out using the Bee Happy Sweet Cuts Die Set!! I added some Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen and some Tonic Studio Nuvo Drops to make it POP!! I wanted a FUN Stamped Background so I used several of the Sentiments for the Stamp Set and created my own Stamped Background using MFT Stamps Grout Grey Ink!! I LOVE the way it turned out!!   =)
  
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' July 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?
 
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 PARTY!! To see more make SURE you visit the Paper Sweeties Blog!!
 
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
                         LARISSA   =)