Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Crafts Meow October Sketch Challenge!! =)

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Hello!!
I wanted to stop in and share the CUTE card I made for the October Sketch Challenge over on The Craft's Meow Blog!! Here is the sketch

I decided to make a Fall card and wanted to use the AWESOME Happy Fall Stamp set
Happy Fall
I just LOVE all of the images in this set!! I stamped the leaves onto the orange strip in a matching orange ink to give them a soft feel. Then I stamped the scarecrow in dark chocolate chalk ink by colorbox.  I stamped the Happy Fall sentiment in the same ink and added prima pearls to the edge of the banner strip!! Then I added it to a piece of May Arts ruffle edge chocolate ribbon!! I LOVE the way it turned out!! =)

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

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
              LARISSA   =)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Holiday Card!! =)

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Hello!!
I wanted to share a  Holiday card that I made using Inspiration from a couple challenges!!
The card was created for the Play Date Cafe Challenge!!

and for the CASE-Study Challenge!!

I wanted to use some of my Holiday products from Paper Trey Ink. I also used the envelope liner stamp from Hero Arts to stamp the scalloped edge that I punched using a Stampin' Up Punch. I added Martha Stewart Gold glitter to the leaves and the strip across the card front. A vintage button and leather thread finish of the card!! I was inspired by the color scheme and the layout design of the CASE card!! I decided to flip it on its side though and I LOVE the way it turned out!!


 
 

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

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
              LARISSA  =)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

SWEETIE WHO!!??

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Hello!!
Today I wanted to share a FUN canvas that I made for my niece for her Birthday!!
She wanted a piece of art for her room and I decided to make a Sweetie Owl!!
I used all Prima Products, besides the paint and the Faber-Castell Big Brush Pens and rubons!!
I LOVE the way she turned out and I know my niece is going to LOVE her!!
I was inspired by the class I took last month by Christy Tomlinson!!

If you've never taken one of her classes you'll have to try one and I PROMISE you'll be hooked!! I just LOVE her energy and she is SUPER Talented!!
The colors tie in with the challenge over on the Colour Q Blog so I am entering it in the challenge, which also just so happens is an owl!! =) How PERFECT is that!!
 
So here is my cute creation!!




I used Prima leaves for the tummy, prima lace for the eye circles, vintage buttons for the eyes.  I used prima stamps and stencils for the background texture and all Prima papers!!
THANKS for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
             LARISSA  =)

Saturday, October 13, 2012

WCMD Challenges!! =)

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Hello!!
I wanted to share two of the cards that I made for the WCMD Challenges over at Ellen Hutson.
The first card I made was for the  WCMD 2012 Challenge 2: Pinterest Inspired Challenge by Chari Moss. We were challenged to use this photo from pintrest to create a card!!

Wcmd_inspirationphoto
So after digging through my stamps I found this Very Vintage Greeting Set by WPlus9 and I knew it was the PERFECT fit!! I used two different ink colors on a My Mind's Eye printed paper and then a label die also from WPlus9 to cut out two labels after I stamped the flower print on them!!  I used a CUTE felt Flower made by Anitra that I received in a swap and it was the perfect match!! I cut a tag and stamped my sentiment and I LOVE the way it turned out!!  Here is my card!!



 
Image 1    Timeless Tags   Label Layers 1 Die

My next card was for the WCMD 2012 Challenge 5: Trend Watch Challenge by Julia Stainton.
I wanted to use the New Hexagon die I got also from WPlus9.  I used papers from My Mind's Eye and a sentiment stamp from Paper Trey Ink!! I LOVED this challenge and the way my card turned out!!
Here is my card!!


Quilt Cuts 1 Die

THANKS for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!  =)

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
           LARISSA  =)

Friday, October 12, 2012

Runway Inspired Challenge #21!! =)

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Hello!!
I wanted to share this FUN card I made for the Runway Inspired Challenge!!



I am a HUGE fan of Mustard Yellow and Turquoise so this challenge just spoke to me!! I was Inspired by a card color combo that Danielle Flanders used awhile back and I had to use it for this challenge!! I used a fun stamp set and inks  from Paper Trey Ink and some Vintage Lace I found at a Junk Jaunt!! I LOVE the way it turned out!! =)   Here is my card!!
 

 
THANKS for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
           LARISSA   =)

Haunted House Card!! =)

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HAPPY FRIDAY!! =)
Today I wanted to share a card I made and it actually fits into several challenges!!
(not even palnned) =)
I wanted to try and challenge myself to use a black card base and background, but ended up adding Tim Holtz tissue paper and coloring it with some Distress Inks (Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Squeezed Lemonade, and Seedless Preserves)  then I added some Ranger Paint Daubers (Jenny Bowlin Chewing Gum, Wild Plum and Sunset Orange) to make it pop behind the Haunted house like a sunset!! Then I sprayed it with Perfect Pearls Mist in Grape Fizz  and Cappuccino LOVE the finished look it gives!! I then added Crackle Accents to the windows and colored Dry Distress Stickles Rock Candy Glitter to the house!! I used a couple cloud dies from Lil' Inkers Designs and a sentiment from My Favorite Things to finish off my card!! I added white gel pen stitch lines around the card to tie it all together and I LOVE the way it turned out!! So here is my card and all of the challenges that it fits under and I hope you'll take the time to go and be INSPIRED by all of the other INSPIRATION entered for all of these challenges!!  You won't be sorry you did!!

                    12 Tags of 2012 October


               Tuesday Trigger: Val de Victorian

48 Color Distress Palette Blog Header
             Ranger Ink Distress ink Challenge

 



THANKS for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)


COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
            LARISSA  =)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Stars Color Trends Challenge!! =)

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Hello!! I decided to play along with the FUN challenge over on the Embellish Magazine Blog!!
I wanted to make a FUN card and decided to use some Paper Trey Ink stamps and dies to create the main focal points of my card!! I LOVE the way the felt flower turned out and along with the stamping I think it will make a PERFECT card to give away to someone I LOVE!! =)
Here are some pictures of my finished card!! 



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

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
              LARISSA  =)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Halloween Fun with the Playdate Cafe!! =)

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Happy Tuesday!! =)
Today I wanted to play along with the FUN Challenge over at The Play Date Cafe!!

We were asked to make a card or any other crafty creation using Black, White and a Splash of Plum!
I was EXCITED when I saw all of the AWESOME creations created by the Design Team and I knew I had to play along!! So I decided to make a set of cards for Beckett's Kindergarten Teachers!! Here is what I came up with!! I used dies and stamps from My Favorite Things!!
Die-namics Spider Web Die & Stamp Set
I LOVE the way they turned out and I know his teachers will have fun sending them out!!


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

COUNTRY-HUGS-N-KISSES
              LARISSA  =)

Monday, October 8, 2012

The Jars of Joy Challenge!! =)

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I was so INSPIRED by all of the CUTE ideas that were shared for this challenge over on the Moxie Fab World Blog!!  I also wanted to use this for the WCMD Challenge over at Ellen HutsonJulie Ebersole challenged us to create a Holiday Greetings card and this is what I came up with!! =)
vintage mason jar sconce
I knew I had to play along and I wanted to find a way to use my jar in a different way!! Not that I don't LOVE using them as jars, but I wanted to challenge myself to think outside of the box alittle!! So after looking at my jar stamps I decided it would be fun to turn it upside down and make it into a snowglobe for a Holiday card!! =) I had a BLAST making this card and I hope you like it too!!
Here are some photos!!



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

Friday, October 5, 2012

Some Exciting News!! =)

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Here is what it looks like today outside my window!! We are getting SNOW!! I am so not ready for winter!! I want to ENJOY a BEAUTIFUL FALL first!! Although we need the moisture so we can get the wheat drilled I still don't like it!! They are such beautiful large and fluffy snowflakes!! So I just had to share them with you!! I makes me smile to see the snow against the pretty yellow and orange trees on our creek bottom!!


Some very EXCITING NEWS!! =) We had our ultra sound last week at 22 weeks and we are having another BOY!!  =) I had mixed emotions about wether or not I wanted to find out as we waited with Beckett!! I am NOT disappointed!! In fact I think I am more EXCITED now that I know!! =)
                    Here are some pics of our Little Miracle due on Jan. 18th!!
                                              A neat profile picture!!
                        Our doctor laughed when he took this image and
                        said he was showing off for the camera!!  =)
                        He wanted us to KNOW he was a BOY!! =)

                                    Here is a PERFECT 3-D photo!! 
                                                        
                   I am SO AMAZED by all of the features you can already see!! =)
Beckett is still holding out hope for a sister though!! Every time I say something about his brother he says or a sister!!  =) I know he will LOVE him and will be GLAD to have a brother once he is here!!
I will be back with some projects and some videos to share what I have been up to!!
                  THANKS for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

                        COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
                                  LARISSA   =)