Thursday, February 28, 2013

Stampendous Feb. Challenge!! =)

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Love is in the Air!!
We were challenged to make a wedding project!!
You can check it out on the Stampendous Blog!!
I wanted to use the Beautiful Butterfly Stamps!! I decided to stamp and emboss them on kraft cardstock and the I colored them with a white Faber-Castell Watercolor Pencil!!
I  LOVE how bright they turned out!! I took a wet towel and went over them to remove any pencil on the black embossed areas!! I layered two small  butterflies on top of the large one for a fun 3-D effect!! Then I had to add some sparkle and what better than the Stampendous Black Glass Glitter!! I adhered it with Helmar's Gemstone glue and I really like the finished touch it gave to my project!! I used the sentiment "It's your Special Day" on the inside of the card from the Kiddos Birthday Perfectly Clear stamp set!!
Here are some pictures!!



Here are the products I used!!
  

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

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Tim Holtz Blue Print 3-D

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Hello!!
Happy Wednesday!!
I wanted to share some fun cards I made using Tim Holtz Spring BluePrint Stamps!!
I thought it would be FUN to make them 3-D and cover them with my FAVORITE Dry Rock Candy Glitter!! =)
I started by stamping each image 6 times!! I then colored them usig the Distress Markers and then used the Tim Holtz water color brush and water colored each image!! After they were dry I applied Helmar's Gemstone GLue and then added the Dry Rock Candy Glitter and let them dry!! Once they were dry I folded them in half and then glued each half together using scor tape!! I covered each edge with the black distress marker to make them look perfect!! I then attchaed them to the image again using scor tape!! I also made the background paper for each card using stamps from the Mixed Media Stamp Set and the journaling stamp from the Attic Treasures Stamp Set!!  I then cut the pieces I needed to size and colored them using the New Distress Paints!! I LOVE them and can't wait to use them again!! Here are my finished cards!!








THANKS for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)
P.S here is a video I made sharing how to create the FUN 3-D BluePrint images for your projects!!

Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)
I am playing along with the Tim Holtz Tag of 2013 for February!!

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

IO Stamps Blog Challenge!! =)

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What's Your Hobby Challenge
I wanted to play along with the challenge over on the IO Blog.
I LOVE several of their new stamps and these spoke to me for this challenge!! I LOVE hand writting letters and watching butterflies so putting these together was the perfect mix!! Here is what I created!! 



I ended up stamping each image three times!! One of the envelopes I stamped on a decorative cardstock so that it looks like a lined envelope!! Then I cut our the butterflies and layered two each for a fun 3-D look!! I also cut the stamp out to make it look like a real stamp was placed on the envelope!! I used Distress inks and water colored everything!! I wanted a very old and vintage feel!! I then used a Prima Lace and some May Arts twine to finish it off!! I LOVE the way it turned out!!
THANKS for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!  =)

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA    =)

Impression Obsession Cling Stamp, Butterfly Envelope   
Impression Obsession Cling Stamp, Butterfly Envelope        
      Impression Obsession Cling Stamp, Paris Postcard
 Impression Obsession Cling Stamp, Paris Postcard
        

Monday, February 25, 2013

Ranger Color Palette Challenge!! =)

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I wanted to play along with the Ranger Ink Blog Challenge!!
I will also be using this for the February Tags 2013 Tim Holtz Challenge!!
Here is the FUN tag I made!!
I created a FUN 3-D heart using Tim Holtz Mini Blue Print Stamps 2 and then I create a fun background with strips of paper I created using Tim Holtz Mixed Media Stamps!! I used Archival Black Ink to do all of my stamping so it will hold up to the paint and distress ink when I add water!! Then I used distress ink in brushed corduroy and some of my FAVORITE Dry Rock Candy Glitter!! LOVE!! I also used the New Distressed Paints!! LOVE them too!!
Here is my finished tag!!



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

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

HAPPINESS!! =)

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CASE Study Challenge #128
I wanted to play along with the FUN Challenge this week!! I LOVE the look of this card created by Teri Anderson who by the way ROCKS in all things she creates!! I wanted to recreate the pattern of the card design!! I LOVED the way she layered all the different items!! I pulled out all of my Prima goodness and went to town to create this card!!  



Here is what I came up with:

 
I used the Canvas resist butterflies and some of the wooden buttons!! I punched 1" circles for the base just like Teri did for her card!! Then layered the different pieces after I splattered the base of my card with some Black Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze!! I also added some with a brush around the edges of the card and I LOVE the way it turned out!!  THANKS for stopping by and have a Fabulous Week!!  =)
 
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Easter Blessings!! =)

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February Blog Challenge Sketch

Hello!! I am playing along with the Create Blog February Sketch Challenge.
Here is my card!! =)




I used several different stamp sets from WPlus9 Desings!!
  Folk Art Florals  Lacey Layers  Spring Tags
I also used the AWESOME Oatmeal Cardstock from them!! 
Oatmeal Cardstock
And a few of the dies!!
Folk Art Florals Die  Lacey Layers Die
I wanted to create a card with a Folk Art Floral Design for Easter!! I started by die cutting a Sizzix Scalloped Square for my base!! Them I took the largest Lacy Die and embossed it into the center of my scalloped square!! I then took the floral stamp and inked it with Prima Chalk Ink in three different colors!! I inked the flowers with a pink and then added a red on top to add a little dimension!! In real life it looks awesome!! Then I added green for the leaves!! I then stamped the large Lacy Circle onto a matching die cut and pop dotted it off the card base!! Then I die cut a circle to match the inside of the Lacy Circle and stamped the matching circle frame with the same green ink as the leaves!! Then stamped my sentiment and the yellow birds stamp which I also pop dotted up off the Lacy Circle!! I then die cut the bird house and the roof and glued them together and added it to the top of the card!! I LOVE the way my card turned out and I can't wait to share the Chalkboard version of this card!! 
Thanks for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!  =)

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES 
               LARISSA   =)

Friday, February 15, 2013

Spring Boutique Continued 6!!

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For more information please read this post!! =)
 
THANKS for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
 
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA  =)

Spring Boutique Continued 5!!


For more information please read this post!! =)
THANKS for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
 
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA  =)

Spring Boutique Continued 4!!

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For more information please read this post!! =)
THANKS for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
 
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA  =)

Spring Boutique Continued 3!!

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For more information please read this post!! =)
THANKS for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
 
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA  =)

Spring Boutique Continued 2!!

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For more information please read this post!! =)
THANKS for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
 
COUNTRY-HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA  =)

Spring Boutique Continued!!

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For more information please read this post!! =)
THANKS for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
 
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA  =)

Spring Boutique Accessories!!

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Hello!!
Today I wanted to share the CUTIE Bows I have made for my niece's!! Every year for Valentine's Day and Easter I make Hair Accessories and/or Jewelry for gifts!! They LOVE them and that in its self is enough for me to do it year after year!! I usually don't post about them or share them but today over on the Paper Trey Ink Blog they are having a challenge and the Bows I have made are PERFECT for this so I decided I would share what I have made!! I can't wait to see the look on their faces!! I made little bow styled bows for them at Christmas and they LOVE to wear them!! So I have used several different Paper Trey Ink Dies and felts to make all of these and I like to use Helmar's Fabric Glue it holds GREAT!! For extra staying power I also do some hidden hand stitching and I haven't heard of a single bow ever breaking!! I also like to by the metal clips barrettes in bulk from Hobby Lobby!! Here are all of my creations!! =)  (I have to post each onE individually so please be aware of this iF you are a frequent blog visitor!! =)

 






 
THANKS for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
             LARISSA  =)

Products Used:
Papertrey Ink - Beautiful Blooms II #1 Die Collection (set of 3)
Papertrey Ink - Bells & Boughs Bloomers (set of 2)
Papertrey Ink - Bloom Builders #1 Die Collection (set of 3)
Papertrey Ink - Bloom Builders #2 Die Collection (set of 3)
Papertrey Ink - Limitless Layers: 1 3/4" Circle Die Collection (set of 5)
Papertrey Ink - Lovely Layers Die Collection (set of 4)
Papertrey Ink - Turning a New Leaf Die Collection (set of 4)
Papertrey Ink Felt - Aqua Mist  Papertrey Ink Felt - Autumn Rose  Papertrey Ink Felt - Harvest Gold

Papertrey Ink Felt - Hibiscus Burst  Papertrey Ink Felt - Pure Poppy  Papertrey Ink Felt - Raspberry Fizz
Papertrey Ink Felt - Smokey Shadow  Papertrey Ink Felt - Ocean Tides  Papertrey Ink Felt - Vintage Cream