Saturday, August 1, 2015

Paper Sweeties August Inspiration Challenge #34 - Happy Birthday ~ Beach Party!! =)

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Hello!!
Welcome to the Paper Sweeties August Inspiration Challenge #34 - Happy Birthday!! We are Celebrating Paper Sweeties 3rd Birthday so it only seems fitting that the Challenge for this Month has a Birthday Theme!! I thought it would be FUN to create a Beach Themed Birthday Card and I've used SEVERAL Stamp Sets to create my Card!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE how ALL of the Paper Sweeties Stamps coordinate and you can Mix and Match between the different sets to create SO MANY AMAZING Designs!! I started by Stamping and Die Cutting both Emma and Jack!! Then I've used the At the Beach Stamp Set and the Surf's Up Stamp Set to Create the Elements for my Beach Scene along with using the Outfits for my Doll Images!! I Water Colored all of the Images with Distress Inks except for Emma and Jack, I used my Copic Markers to color them!! I've used the Party Time Stamp Set and the Coordinating Party Time Die Set for the Balloons!! After I Water Colored the Balloons I used my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Marker to add Sparkle and then coated them each with Four Layers of Wow Clear Embossing Powder!! I wanted to add some Flower Embellishments to my Girls Outfit so I used the Flowers from the Faith Hope Love Stamp Set and the You Are Tu-Tu Sweet Stamp Set!! The Base Background of my Card was Created using a PTI Balloon Bash Cover Plate Die!! I Die Cut it from Distress Water Color Paper and then used Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to Water Color it!! Once Dry I backed it with Vellum and then Colored on the Back Side of it with my Clear Wink of Stella Marker!! Its hard to see in the Picture, but in real life it just REALLY adds to the whole Birthday Scene Design!! I just LOVE the way my Card  turned out!!  =)
I hope you'll stop by the Rest of the AMAZING DT Blogs and the AWESOME Guest Designer Blogs to see what they have created!!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Larissa Heskett ~ You're Here!! =)
August Guest Designer:  Jen Carter
Alumni Designers:
Annette Allen
Jinny Newlin
Kristi Schurr
Lisa Elton
Lori Hairston 
Patti Goldman

Also DON'T FORGET to join use ALL MONTH LONG for some AMAZING FUN!!

I'm also playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Anything Goes!!
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA  =)

Friday, July 31, 2015

Essential by Ellen July Pin-Sights Challenge ~ Red-White-Blue Floral Thanks Card!! =)

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Hello!!
HAPPY FRIDAY!! =)
We have another BUSY Weekend ahead and I'm NOT Ready to think about Back-To-School stuff for Beckett!! =(  He starts on the 18th of August and I'm just NOT READY for Summer to be over!! Its going to be a HUGE Adjustment for ALL of us!! Good thing we still have a COUPLE weeks to get ready!! =)
I'm stopping in to share the Card I've made for the Essential by Ellen July Pin-Sights Challenge!!
I just LOVED the INSPIRATION Photo!! WOWOWOWOWOW!! Makes me HAPPY!! I thought it would be FUN to create a Flower Arrangement for the Center of my Card!! I used the Ellen Hutson Wild Garden Dies along with the Ellen Hutson Fancy Thanks Stamp Set!! I Die Cut everything from Distress Water Color Paper and then I used both Distress Markers and Zig Real Clean Color Real Brush Markers to WaterColor everything!! I Watercolored my Card Base using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and the Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment using Lawn Fawn Ink in Deep Sea and I really LOVE this shade of Ink!! A few Crystal Clear Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and my Card was done!! =)
I'm also playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Anything Goes!!
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Poppystamps Challenge #10 ~ A Day In the Park/ Card #2 A Foxy Vacation!! =)

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Hello!!
I'm stopping in to share another Card that I've made for the Poppystamps Challenge #10 ~ A Day In the Park!! I just LOVE LOVE LOVE these Challenges!! 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 by Die Cutting several of the [1221] PoppyStamps Stitched Landscapes Die Set and then I created a Couple Rows of Trees using the PoppyStamps Tree Border Die!! 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   =)


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Get Sketchy Challenge #2 with Joni ~ Blessed Card!! =)

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Hello!!
I'm stopping in to share the Card I've made for the Get Sketchy Challenge #2 with Joni over on the WPlus9 Blog!! =) I LOVE LOVE LOVE this Sketch and have SEVERAL Card Designs that I Sketched out using it!! I thought t would be Neat to use the WPlus9 Love Mom Layers Dies and create the Base for my Card!! I Die Cut some Distress Water Color Paper and then cut a section out using my Paper Trimmer!! I used another Distress Water Color Paper to Die Cut another Stitched Panel and then I used some Tumbled Glass, Cracked Pistachio and alittle Salty Ocean Distress Stain to Water Color the entire Piece!! I LOVE the Neat Marbled Color that I got!! I Layered the Cut Distress Water Color Pieces on top of the Water Colored Panel leaving a 1/8 inch Border once it was Dry and after I had Stamped and Embossed part of my Sentiment!! I then Glued down the Blessed Die Cut Word that I Die Cut along with some Fun Foam and covered with Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter!! I saw Yana Smakula do this on a Video awhile ago and I KNEW I wanted to do it for this Delicate Blessed Word Die Cut from the WPlus9 Doodle Buds Die Set so I could have the Dimension without having the Mess of either Layering several die cut words or trying to use regular foam tape pieces!! I LOVE how easy it was and how AMAZING it looks!! =) I stamped several of the Tiny Flowers from the New Exclusive WPlus9 and Simon Says Many Thanks Stamp Set!! I created two different Colors of Flowers using different Shades of Purple!! Then I Stamped and Embossed the Leaves and added an Embossed Flower Center to the Stamped Flowers!! I LOVE the look of Shimmer in real Life!! I thought that these Flower Images from the WPlus9 Doodle Buds Stamp Set looked like Butterflies too!!?? So I decided to use them as Butterflies on my Card!! I Stamped and Embossed them then Die Cut them using the coordinating Doodle Buds Dies!! I used Distress Inks in Mustard Seed and Fossilized Amber to Water Color them and then added some Rock Candy Glitter for some Sparkle!! Then I added s Sprinkling of Crystal Clear Sequins from Simon Says Stamp and a Few Black Gel Pen Dots for some added interest!! Hope you Like my card as much as I do!!
I'm also playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes!!
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA  =)

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Paper Smooches SPARKS Designer Drafts Challenge!! =)

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Hello!!
I'm here to share the New Paper Smooches SPARKS Designer Drafts Challenge!!
I decided to use the PS Squared Die along with the Easter Egg Die, Baby Bow Die, Scripty Sayings Stamp Set, and A Little Lovin' Stamp Set!!
I wanted to create a Sweet Card for my Baby Sister!! She just Graduated from College and got a New Job in Wyoming!! I thought this would Brighten her day and also let her KNOW that we are Missing her!! I just LOVE this Image and I added some Wiggly Eyes to make her SMILE!! =) I also used some Leather Fabric to create the Baby Bow and in real life it just looks so HIP!! A little Distress Ink to add a Background and then some Crystal Clear Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh finish it off!! I hope you'll play along and Visit the rest of the Paper Smooches SPARKS DT Blogs to see what they have created!!
Karin
Larissa--You're Here!!
Lori
Lynn
Savannah
You have until August 1st at 11:59 pm PST to link up your take on the Designer Sketch for a chance to win a $30.00 Gift Certificate for the Paper Smooches Store!! =) For more Details Please visit the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge Blog!! =)
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES

LARISSA   =)

Friday, July 24, 2015

Inky Paws Challenge #23 ~ Summer Lovin' ~ Wine Bottle/Glasses Shaker Card!! =)

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Hello!!
Happy FRIDAY!!
We will be BUSY at our County Fair but I wouldn't MIND spending the Weekend at the BEACH!!
How about you!!??
This Months Inky Paws Challenge #23 ~ Summer Lovin' is SO FUN!! How can you NOT be INSPIRED by this Challenge Photo!!??
I decided to use the New Message In a Bottle Stamp Set and the coordinating Message In a Bottle Die Set and then I paired it with the Years of Cheers Stamp Set to created a FUN Shaker Card!! I was ISNPIRED by the Sand and the Idea of Sea Glass!! So I've used more of a Beachy Color Scheme, but its still in a Rainbow of Hues and I LOVE that this Design could be USED for SO MANY Occasions!! Weddings, Anniversaries, Birthdays and even Congrats!! I Started by Die Cutting the Bottle and I wanted it to be a Wine Bottle so I Stamped it and then Masked it to create a FUN Wine Label using the Swirl Image  from the Years of Cheers Stamp Set!! I then Stamped the Sentiment from the In Slow Motion Stamp Set!! I thought it made the PERFECT Name for a Bottle of Wine, and also worked GREAT for an any Occasion Sentiment!! Then I used my Distress Markers to Water Color the Bottle and the Wine Glasses!! I Stamped the Cheers and added the Wine Glasses and created the Shaker and my Card was done!! The Sequin Mix is from Simon Says Stamp and I just LOVE this Color Combo!!


THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you'll Play Along for a Chance to WIN!! I CAN'T WAIT to see what you Create!! =)
Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Monday, July 20, 2015

PoppyStamps Challenge #10 ~ A Day In the Park!! =)

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Hello!!
Hope you had an AWESOME Weekend!!?? We sure did and we have our County Fair All this Week!! Beckett will be showing his Bottle Calf "Rosie" on Friday!! (Here he is with his other Calf "Bullseye"!!) When we are working wit them especially on the HOT Days of Summer they can get REALLY HOT so we ALWAYS take them and Hose them down afterwards!! They LOVE their Bath Time!! =) Then we Spray them with Fly Spray after we Comb their Hair!! Its sounds FUNNY, but doing this with them all Spring/Summer actually makes their Hair Grow and it becomes SO SOFT!! The day of the Show they will get Shampooed, Blown Out with a Blow Dryer and all Styled Up!! I LOVED Showing as a Kid (8-18yrs.) and I'm hoping the Boys will too!!?? Not only does it teach Responsibility, but it teaches so MANY other Lessons (too MANY to List here)!! 4-H is AMAZING!!

This will be his First Year Showing so I'm hoping it will be a GREAT Show!!?? He's SO EXCITED and with ALL of the other Events going on we're going to BUSY!! =)

I'm stopping in to share a card I've made for the Poppystamps Challenge #10 ~ A Day In the Park!! SQUEAL!! I LOVE this theme and there are SO MANY ways to create for this theme too!! I have ALWAYS LOVED the BEAUTIFUL Flowers that can be found in most Parks!! I could just Spend ALL DAY LOOKING and SMELLING them!! Along with ENJOYING ALL of the AMAZING Butterflies and the Flying Bees that can usually be found ENJOYIG the BEAUTIFUL Flowers too!! =) I decided to use the [1188] DIES- Garden Bouquet Die that I WON during the Poppystamps Challenge #8!!
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I created ALL of my own Water Colored Distress WaterColor Papers using my Distress Inks in ALL of the Colors that I needed!! Then I Die Cut ALL of my Images from my Custom WaterColor Papers!! I LOVE how these turned out!! I thought it would be FUN to Layer the Flowers so I Layered them Die Cutting the Corner Base Image from Green and then I Die Cut Two of each of the Flowers using the Separate Flower Dies!! I then thought there needed to be One more Layer so I used the [1192] DIES- Johnny Jump Ups Dies!! I Die Cut One of each Color using the Smallest Flower!! Then I added some White Flower Sequins to the Centers to finish them off!! =) I knew I wanted to create a Shaker Card so I used the AWESOME Memory Box Cross Stitched Frames Borders and the Memory Box Cross Stitched Frames!! I added the Acetate and used some Crystal Clear Sequins and some Prima Crystal Beads!! For the Sentiment I used the [1118] DIES- Fancy Thanks Die and Die Cut it from the same Distress Water Color Paper!! I Glued it to the Front of the Shaker 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   =)
 

Friday, July 17, 2015

Newton's Nook Designs 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop!! =)

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Hello!!
I'm here today for the Newton's Nook Designs 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop!!  =)
I'm SO EXCITED to share my Creations with you!! I thought it would be FUN to Create a Shark Themed Party!! I've made SEVERAL Creations to share and I'm hoping they Inspire you to create a Party of your own!! =) First though I have a Card using the New "Message In a Bottle" Stamp Set and the Coordinating "Message In a Bottle" Die Set!! This set was Showcased Yesterday!! For More Inspiration (just in Case you missed it) Click Here!! I just LOVE how Versatile this Set is and I have some FUN Gift Tags/Bags to share using these same Message In a Bottle Stamp Set and the Dies at the End of my Post!! For my Party I started with these Sweet Treat Bags!! I Die Cut the Base from an Avery Elle Die and then added some Large and Small Gum Balls!! I combined two Sentiments from the "Shark Bite" Stamp Set and I just LOVE it!! Next the FUN Drink Holder Ideas!! I used Paper Straws and some Vintage Milk Jars!! I created several different Ideas for how you could Decorate them!! SO FUN!! Party Hats!! What's a Party without Party Hats!!?? I used a Die Set from PTI and I Die Cut the Fringe Circle from two different Shades of Felt!! Next I thought it would be FUN to have some Shark Arm Badges!! I used another PTI Die and Die Cut my Felt and then Stitched around the Edges!! I added another Circle and Stamped and Embossed the Images and then Stitched around the Edges attaching it to the Arm Badge!! I think it would be FUN to have some Markers set up and to let each of the Kids Color their Own Sharks and then add the FUN Party Hats if they wanted too!!??  I decided to also share a FUN Invitation Idea!! =) I've used a Library Card and Holder from Fancy Pants Designs for the Base, but you could create these using anything you wanted!!  =) Last but NOT least are the FUN Gift Tags and Bags!! I just LOVE being able to use my Crafting Supplies for my Gift Giving needs too!! How FUN are these Little Bottles Die Cut to create Folded Gift Tags!!  When I was looking through my Newton's Nook Design Stash, I realized that there are SO MANY Stamp Sets that your could use along with these to make some REALLY FUN Projects!! I've also used the "Winged Wishes" Stamp Set, "In Slow Motion" Stamp Set and the "Naughty Newton's" Stamp Set!!
Hope you LEAVE Feeling INSPIRED!!??  =)
 
 
 
The Entire July release is NOW Available at Newton's Nook Designs Online Shop today!! You can also find our release at Simon Says Stamp!!

Celebrate with us and enter to win!!
Would you like to win a $20 Store Credit to spend at Newton's Nook Designs online shop? 
Here’s how to win:
Comment on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below). One lucky winner will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. 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 19th at 9 pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Monday, July 20th. 
Yukari Yoshioka

 If you get lost along the way, you can always pop back to the Newton's Nook Designs blog for the whole blog hop list!
Here's another chance to win too!
Give us feedback on which stamp set you'd like to see have coordinating dies and be entered to win!
You can enter once a day until Sunday, July 19th at 9 pm CST! You can enter this giveaway here!
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THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA  =)