Sunday, January 29, 2012

Winter Blossom: Trigger Tuesday Challenge!! =)


This week over on the Moxie Fab World Blog: http://www.moxiefabworld.com/2012/01/tuesday-trigger-winter-blossoms.html
we were Challenged with this photo!! I LOVE all of the texture and the soft neutral colors!!
I wanted to use some of the Basic Grey Fabric Flowers that I had in my stash and also the New Paper Trey Ink die that I just got!! I also decided to use some burlap paper that I found at Anthropologie when I was in Las Vegas. I also used some of the Head Over Heals courting paper from Lilybee Designs because I liked the music pattern with the Birthday theme!! I was going for a worn feel so I actually wiped off some of the ink on my title so that it wouldn't feel so stark once I had stamped it in Black. I wrapped some May Arts Burlap twine around the bottom of the card and added two bows with butter pearls in the centers. I LOVE the way it turned out!! Here are the pictures!!


THANKS for stopping by and Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

COUNTRY-HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA  =)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

May Arts Ribbon Wednesday on a Thursday!! =)

Hello!! =)
I hope your Thursday is FABULOUS!!
Today I wanted to use some of my FAVORITE New May Arts Ribbons and Hero Arts Stamps!!
I also wanted to use some of my punches and dies to make some fun windows in the front of my cards!!
So I have made a video sharing with you how to make these and I hope you'll pull out some of your FAVORITE stamps and ribbon and give this card a try!!
Here are some pictures of the final cards:





Now you can watch the video and make your own!!

Also this week on the May Arts Blog~~ http://www.mayarts.com/blog/
we are hosting a blog hop with Hero Arts http://heroarts.com/blogs/club/ so please join in on the fun and inspiration and don't forget to leave comments for your chance to win some AWESOME prizes!! =)

THANKS for watching and stopping by today!!
Please join me every Wednesday for a New way to use your BEAUTIFUL May Arts Ribbon!!
Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

COUNTRY-HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA =)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Map to your Heart Challenge!!

This week over at the Moxie Fab World Blog (you can find it here)
http://www.moxiefabworld.com/2012/01/map-to-your-heart-challenge.html
we were challenged to use maps on a project!!
I decided to use an old map from a vintage book and used it for the background of my card!! I sprayed it with Glimmer Mist and then topped it with vellum. I wanted to make it a missing "ewe" card and thought the map in the background added to the theme. I used the Lawn Fawn stamps and stamped the ewe on dictionary paper. I added it all to the snapshot stamped image and backed it with a piece of canvas that I fringed. I added the fun sentiment and also the stamped stars!! I placed pearls in the centers and then added the burlap string to the bottom of the card. I hope you like the card as much as I do. THANKS for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!



COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA  =)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Ribbon Wednesday with May Arts Ribbon!! =)

Today I wanted to play with the AWESOME May Arts Ric Rac Ribbons!! =)We have them available in several different colors and today I will be using
ARR17 (pink), ARR01 (white), ARR14 (red).
I wanted to make a fun and simple Valentines card!!
Here it is:


 You can watch the video here:

Hope you enjoy the video and will play with some of the May Arts Ric Rac Ribbons!!

 Check out the Blog here for AWESOME inspiration and weekly giveaways!!
THANKS for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
            LARISSA  =)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Skiing In Sol Vista!! =)

Maverick's was our first stop to eat on Friday once we got up and got going!! Beckett LOVED all of the wild game that was displayed all over the place. We ate ELK for lunch!! Just look at those HUGE ELK quesadias and then I decided to have an Elk Cheeseburger it was DELICIOUS!! =) We then ran to the store and got groceries and had to rent our ski's!! It was a LONG day!! Beckett went swimming and then we went and ate at the Seven Trails Grill for supper. We ate Salmon and Spare Ribs, Pizza and Lasagna. It was AMAZING!! We finished off the meal with Ice Cream and Tiramisu,  that was enough to make us all crash from super full tummies!! =)
Then off the bed for a LONG day of skiing and fun tomorrow!!


Elk Quesadias


Elk Cheeseburger!!  It was Delicious!! =)

Us at the Maverick's Bar and Grill in Granby Colorado!!

My NEW hat!! =)

Beckett and Adam having a bubble swim in the big tub!!

Beckett in NOTHING but bubbles!!
He thought we should get a giant tub like this for our house!!

Beckett and his cousin Anna after getting their tummies full during supper!!

(We ended up having to take Beckett to the E.R in the middle of the night!! He woke up screaming and we tried everything but nothing was working. Well turns out he had a Major Ear Infection and the swimming along with the high altitude triggered it!! So we got some medicine and went back to the cabin to get some MUCH needed sleep!! =)

Saturday January 14th 2012
Beckett heading to Ski School for the Day!! He was SO EXCITTED!!

Adam getting ready to go ski the slopes!! I just couldn't resist taking this photo!! =)

Beckett skiing down the slopes in the afternoon after all morning in ski school!!

The fun Magic Carpet ride the kids took to the top of the slopes durning ski school!!




Beckett's cousin Megan skiing down the slopes at ski school!!




Beckett's little cousin Irelyn going down a snow slide!!


Sunday January 15th 2012
On the ski lift with my niece Meghan-8 yrs. =)

Beckett skiing with Daddy and Uncle Grahm
Beckett's first spill on the mountain!! Uncle Grahm was there to save the day!!



Sol Vista Ski Basin

My nieces Meghan and Laura with Uncle Grahm skiing down the mountain!!

Adam and Beckett giving a high five after getting off the ski lift!! =)

Beckett going down the sledding hill!!


The view from the top of the mountain!! =)

Adam and I at the top of the mountain!! It was BEAUTIFUL!!
The whole Heskett Family!! =)
What a GREAT day it was filled with nothing but happiness and laughter!!

Baby Irelyn throwing snow at Grandpa Heskett with cousin Meghan's help!! =)

Adam and I on the ski lift!! =)
Here is a quick video of Beckett skiing for the First time!! =)
He did such an AMAZING job!!
video

Sunday January 15th 2012~~Well the day was AMAZING!! We went to Winterpark in the morning and the kids had so much fun exploring the little Village. We then went back to the Sol Vista Ski Basin and skied for the rest of the day!! We couldn't have asked for more better weather!! It made the whole weekend PERFECT!! =)
After the skiing was done we headed back to the cabin and opened our christmas gifts!! Everyone was enjoyed their gifts and the kids had fun playing. We headed to bed early beings there was
supposed to be a storm moving in and we wanted to get off the mountain before it got bad!!

 
Monday January 16th 2012~~ We left around 7:00am and it snowed on us the whole way down the mountain!! It was SO BEAUTIFUL!! A picture perfect ending to an AMAZING weekend in the mountains!!
Here are some of the photos I took while driving down the mountain.
(yes my husband was driving and I was taking pictures!!)
This was a waterfall we saw while drivimg so I snapped this photo @70 miles per hour!! I think it turned out pretty good!! =) It is just amazing to me to think that they freeze while running!! I just had to share it!! =)


We saw several Elk up on the ridge!! We were going 70 on Interstate so this isn't the best photo, but I still thought it was pretty!! =)

Here we are going under the tunnel to enter back into Denver!!

So hope your day is FABULOUS!!
THANKS for stopping by!! =)

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA =)