Thursday, May 30, 2013

Mother's Day and Love Challenge!!

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So I glad I was able to play along with this Challenge.
 I almost didn't get this posted because I gave it to my Mom before I got some pictures!! =)
I LOVE the way this card turned out!! I used the New Susan's Garden Mini Daisy Thinlits Dies!! I LOVE these little cuties and had a BLAST making them!! I LOVE to add Buttons to the centers of  my flowers with some May Arts Burlap Twine in the holes!! I used the Mini Scallop Envelope Die by Sizzix for Stampin' Up along with the Heart Flourish from the Decorative Accents #8 Die!! I LOVE the finished look it gives!! I used paper from the New Lilybee Designs 6x6 paper pad and some stitched ribbon from Making Memories!! I stuck a gift card in the envelope and my mom was able to go shopping!! She LOVED the surprise and the card!! Here are some finished pictures of my Mother's Day Gift Card!!



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

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

12 Tags of 2013 May!! =)

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Hello!!
Few I didn't think I was gonna get a tag done this month for the challenge, but alas
I made it just in the knick of time!!
I was able to play along and I was able to use the New Tim Holtz rub-ons and the Distress Stains (Evergreen Bough, Peacock Feather, Mustard Yellow, Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry).
I LOVE the way the Distress Stains turned out with a Neon-ish tone!! SO AWESOME!! I even got some really neat mixed colors a really pretty neon orange and purple and then a neon green!! I LOVE it in real life and will be using these colors again for sure!! =)
I used the Attic Treasures Stamp Set and the Mini Blueprint 2 Set Stamp.
    
I used all of the Butterfly stamps!! The Blueprint Butterfly stamp I stamped twice and then colored with the Distress Markers and covered in Dry Rock Candy Stickles Glitter!! I then went over it with Antique Distress Ink and added some Black Prima Gems for the Body!!  I LOVE the way my tag came together!! Here are some pictures!!



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

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Happiness in the Garden!! =)

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Hello and Happy Wednesday!!
I wanted to share a Project I made for the Design Memory Craft Blog!! I was Inspired by the JRFC097

JustRite Papercraft Friday Challenge #097 and here is what I came up with!! I created the base for my card by Stamping and embossing on vellum and then I colored on the backside of the vellum with the Metallic Green Gelatos!! I LOVE the look it gives and though its hard to see in the pictures in real life you can see alittle of the shimmer coming through!! I hope you'll check out my post on the Design Memory Craft Blog for the Video and a step by step of how to create this FUN Background!!
   


 
I used the Chevron Stripes Background stamp along with the Large Label from the Grateful Heart Vintage Labels Two Stamp set and the coordinating Die that I layered with another die that was cut in half!! I used the Large Label and Insert Label Stamp from the Botanical Medallions & Banners   Stamp Set along with the Daisies that I stamped three times and layered together for a FUN 3-D look!! I used the coordinating Dies to die cut the labels before I stamped them!!  I colored the Daisies with the Faber-Castell Stamper's Big Brush Pens and then added some Stampendous Micro Glitter for the centers!! I Up Cycled a Postage Stamp that was the Butterfly it came on one of my husbands packages and I just couldn't throw it away so I cut it out and added it to my card!! How LUCKY was I that it goes so GREAT with my card and the color scheme!!?? It was MEANT TO BE!! =)
I added some buttons with May Arts Twine and that finished off my card!!
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)
 
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Country Floral Beauty!! =)

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Hello!! I wanted to share a Card I made for the FUN challenge over on the JustRite Blog for the JustRite Papercraft Friday Challenge #097!! Before I got started I colored the Copic Markers on some scratch paper so that I could get a color match as close as possible to the colors above because I wanted to use some different products to create my card!!
I used the Chevron Stripe Background Stamp and embossed it with some Orange Emobssing Powder by Stampin' Up on vellum. I LOVE the way it turned out!! Then I stamped the Large and Medium Labels from the Winged Vintage Labels Two and Three Stamp Set!! I used the coordinating Dies to die cut my labels and then stamped them and layered them together to create my base for the Flowers!! I stamped the Flowers from the Stamp Set 3 times and cut them out in layers to make the Flower 3-D!! I colored them using the Faber-Castell Stamper's Big Brush Pens and added some Stampendous Micro Glitter to the center!! I then added some vintage lace and layered some ribbon and I LOVE the way it looks!! I LOVED the challenge so much I had to create a second card for the challenge that I will be sharing over on the Design Memory Craft Blog!! I hope you'll check it out!!
Here are some pictures of my finished card!!
 

 
 
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Greyson's First Cereal & The Play Date Cafe Challenge #183!!

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Hello and HAPPY Tuesday!! =)
Can't believe how FAST this week is flying by!!
I had a second to play along with the challenge over on The Paly Date Café Blog!! I wanted to make a FUN Sun Flower Hair Clip for one of my friends who has the cutest little girl!! She is just a sweetheart and sent the nicest Mother's Day Card so I wanted to send this card for her and Logan!! =)
I used the Spellbinders Sunflower Die and the Foilage Die cutting several layers out of felt and then using Helmars Fabric Glue to glue it all together so it won't come undone!! Then I sewed some white iridescent sequins along with Black seed beads to the center for an added touch of sparkle and dimension!! I attached the hair clip and made two holes with my crop-a-dile in the center of the paper leaves and metal mixage foliage!! I added the Lil' Inkers Sentiment and attached it all to my card base!! Here are some pictures of the finished card!!



Also wanted to share some pictures of Greyson and his First Cereal!! Big Brother Beckett wanted to feed him his first bites and he did such a GREAT Job!! I couldn't resist sharing these with you cause I just think they are too CUTE!! So THANKS for looking!!  =)



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

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Monday, May 27, 2013

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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Happy 19th Birthday!! =)

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Dropping in to share a FUN Card for the Paper Smooches Sparks Cool Shades-Nautical Challenge!!
I decided to make a Birthday Card for my sweet Lil' Sister who just turned 19!! I still can't believe she is almost twenty!! I thought it would be FUN to use the New Bag Die and the Digits and Numbers Stamps and Dies!! I LOVE the CUTE bag and added some Jute Handles along with some CUTE Bows from the Retail Therapy Stamp Set and then added some gems to the center of the bows!! SWOON~Makes me SO HAPPY!! =) Then I just slipped the Gift Card in the bag and it was ready to give!! She LOVED it and we had a BLAST Shopping for some New Summer Duds!!

Here is my finished card!!


I also wanted to share that I am a Guest Designer over on the Design Memory Craft Blog today and I shared a couple different videos on ways to use Gelatos and the Stamper's Big Brush Pens on Vellum!! Oh there are so MANY FUN Techniques you can try!! I hope you'll go and check it out and leave me some LOVE!! =)  Here is a Sneak Peak at one of the Cards I share how to make!!
 
I'm also linking this up for the Moxie Fab World 350 Cards & Gifts Week: The Gift Card Holder Challenge!! I hope you'll check out all of the Inspiration!!

THANKS so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES  
LARISSA   =)                                                                  

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Paper Trey Ink Bouquet Builder Blog Hop!! =)

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Check out the AWESOME Inspiration Filled Blog Hop going on over on The Paper Trey Ink Blog!!
I  had time to play along with the FUN Inspirational Bouquet Builder Pictures as part of the Blog Hop!! I decided to ink up the New Ruby Rose Stamp Set and I used the coordinating dies to cut both felt and cardstock!! I made a few changes for the colors because I don't have all the inks, but I kept them in the similar shade!! I used Raspberry Felt, Berry Sorbet, Orange Zest, Harvest Gold and Ripe Avocado. For the Ripe Avocado leaves I used the second generation stamp just so they weren't so dark I felt the lighter shade was a better fit!! After die cutting and stamping all of the flower pieces I decided to ink around the edges of all of the flower pieces for added interest and I really LOVE the look it gave!! I stacked each of the flowers and added foam tape to give dimension!! I threaded the vintage buttons with some of my FAVORITE May Arts Burlap Twine and then I thought it would be FUN to use the NEW Canvas Paper from Canvas Corp.  I cut a piece to fit the front of my card base and then I stamped the sentiment in Versa Mark and embossed it with chocolate embossing powder by Stampendous onto a vellum strip that I attached at an angle!! I added some gems and pearls for even more interest and my card was finished!!
Here is my finished card!!




I'm also linking this up for the Cast Study Challenge #142 over on their blog!! Here was the inspiration card by Maile Belles.

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you have a
Very FABULOUS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!! =)

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Monday, May 20, 2013

SUNSHINE in a Jar!! =)

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Hello and HAPPY Monday!!
Man has it been a CRAZY weekend!! I have FINALLY finished my 2 Round Entry for the Spellbinder's DT Call!! SO EXCITED and I LOVE IT!! That's all I can say about that; so if I don't make it any further than this I will be going out with a HAPPY Heart because I TRULY LOVE the way my Project turned out!!
My sister's new house is finally done and she was SO EXCITED to have us all over to see it, but the weather had different plans!! Maybe tomorrow if the storms stay away we will finally get to go and celebrate in their joy with them!! I envy her in the fact that she has more square footage now but not in the fact that she gets to try and move with a 2yr old and a 7 week old!! Should be FINE though cause she has LOTS of takers on the Baby Sitting front!! =)

Photo: Good fishing!!
Beckett and his friend Hailey went fishing in the pond yesterday and had a BLAST!! They didn't want to quit! I LOVE our pond because the kids (I) can catch something about every cast!! Only bad side to this is when they are old enough to graduate to the lake I think they will have some pretty unrealistic expectations!!?? I am definitely a pond fisher woman and not patient enough to sit all day at the lake to MAYBE catch a big one!! We will find out sooner than I'd like!! They are growing up WAY TO FAST!! =)

Anyway, today I wanted to share a FUN Card I made for the Lil' Inkers Blog!!
They are Celebrating with some FUN activities so if you are NEW to them you MUST go and check them out!!  I have been a FAN/LOVER from the beginning and their unique stitched dies are among some of my FAVORITES!! Here is the image we were given to be INSPIRED by!!

So I decided I pull out my first purchases from Lil' Inkers and create a FUN Scene in a Jar!! I wanted to use the colors in the photo so I went with a FUN Gingham and more Earthy Tones!! I just LOVE the way it turned out!! Rainbows don't always have to be done in Primary Colors ya'll!! =)

Anyway if you have the time I hope you'll visit their blog and play along for some AWESOME chances to win!! The more entries the more prizes so tell EVERY one you know!! =)
 
THANKS for sopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
 
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Sunday, May 19, 2013

DeNami Design Fresh Florals Blog Hop!! =)

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HELLO!!
I hope your Weekend has been AMAZING!!??
You should be joining me from the very Talented Heidi Hurley
I am here with a BEAUTIFUL Card for the DeNami Design Fresh Florals Blog Hop!!
I hope you'll join in on the FUN and INSPIRATION Plus there are several chances to win!!
Prizes: We are giving away THREE $20 gift certificates to our website! We'll be giving away one gift certificate to a random participant (DT members not eligible) and then we'll also be giving away TWO gift certificates to TWO people who comment along the hop!
You will have Today May 19th at 6 AM, PST until May 20th, 11:59 PM PST, to leave comments on all the blogs to be eligible for a prize.
I decided to create a FUN Flower using the E133 Small Scallop Heart

I stamped it 9 times and layered them to create my Flower after I inked the Edges with Distress Ink Gathered Twigs!! I then used the G153 Ornamental Vine

I stamped it 6 times rotating it to have the vine come from underneath the flower in different directions!! I then placed some wrapped May Arts Burlap Twine under the flower too for some added dimension!! I stamped my sentiment and that finished off my card for today!! I hope you'll look at your NON-Floral Stamps and see what could be turned into a Flower-thus getting more from your stamps especially Holiday Specific ones!! Here is my Finished Card!!




I hope you'll continue on to see what the AMAZING Paulina Nakamura has created!! I know it will be worth the visit!!
THANKS SO MUCH for hopping along with us and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Penny Black For the Family Challenge!! THANK YOU Card!! =)

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I wanted to share a FUN card I made this weekend for the Penny Black Inc. For Family Challenge!! If you are NEW to them or have NEVER Visited their Blog I hope you'll go and check out ALL of the AMAZING Inspiration!!
I was one of the LUCKY winners on their Blog during the New Release Week and I received 5 of the New Released Stamps!! I have been wanting to create with them and this gave me the PERFECT Excuse!! I created this card for Sister!! She LOVES to garden so this card will make her SMILE!!
I started off by covering my Background Stamp with Gelato in Aqua Dolce!!
I then sprayed it with water and I LOVE the FUN watercolored look it gave to my card!!
I just wanted to jump up and down with EXCITMENT when I saw it!! Isn't it so AMAZING when your idea turns out even better than you had imagined it!!??  =) Plus it kinda gives a FUN texture to the background!! Just makes me HAPPY!! =)
Next I stamped the Flower image ontop some text printed paper and fussy cut them out!! I stamped two of the Larger Flower and one of the Smaller Flower!! I wanted to layer them so I cut a couple petal rows off all around one of the Large Flowers and the Smaller Flower so they would fit inside one another!! I colored them in with my Faber-Castell Aquarelle Water Color Pencils in (126, 119)and then I used a water color Brush to blend them!! I stamped the leaves two of the Larger Leaf images and one of the Smaller Leaf images!! I added Water Color (167) to the veins of the leaves and used a Water Color Brush to blend it!! I stamped the Thank You Sentiment and that finished my card!!



 
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you'll check out the Penny Black Circle Flicker Gallery for all of the AMAZING Inspiration shared for this Challenge!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
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COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA    =)