Sunday, June 30, 2013

OCEAN WONDER Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge!! =)

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Ocean Wonder!!
Hello isn't this just AMAZING!! I am SO EXCITED about the
Trend Watch challenge this week on the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge Blog!! I decided the PERFECT Stamp Set to use was Briny Blue!!

I wanted to create a Magical Thanks Scene and I decided it would be FUN to stamp the Whale onto one of the Whale Die Cuts and then I placed it onto a Notebook Diecut that I die cut the word die THANKS into!! I LOVE the way it turned out!!  I added some sequins and then used some mini gems into the center of the sequins!!


 
THANKS for stopping by today and I hope you'll go and visit the other Paper Smooches SPARKS DT Girls to see their AMAZING creations and leave them some PSS LOVE!! =)
Jamie Greene
Heather Hoffman
Pamela Ho
Savannah O’Gwynn

I LOVE the Challenge for this week and I hope you'll come and Play Along with us this week for a chance to win a $30.00 gift certificate to spend in the Paper Smooches Store!! BONUS~The NEW Release will also be available in the store today so you'll have to go and check out all of the NEW Goodies!! MUST-HAVES I know, and if you're our winner you'll get to shop them for FREE!! =) 

The deadline for the Challenge will be on July 9th at 10:59 pm EST.

Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Cupcake with Edible Sugar Flowers!! =)

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Avery Elle Guest Designer Challenge!!  =)
Hello I am here to share my card for the FUN Sketch Challenge over on the Avery Elle Blog!!

I took the cue from the FUN Tag and circles!! I thought it would be FUN to die cut the Avery Elle Tag from some Kraft Cardstock and then I stamped the Cupcake image and then used the Flowers and Sprinkles from the same set to stamp the background!! I water colored the flowers using Faber-Castell Aquarelle Water Color Pencils and then I added some Dry Rock Candy Stickles Glitter to each Flower. I LOVE the way it came together!!
Here is my Finished Card!!  =)


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

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

June 12 Tags of 2013 with Tim Holtz!! =)

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Hello!!
I wanted to share the FUN tag I made for the June 12 Tags of 2013 with Tim Holtz!!
I hope you'll go to his Blog and check out all of the AMAZING Inspiration!! Such NEAT ideas and creations are shared each month!! I decided to use the Butterfly Blue Print Stamp as well as the Classics #10 Stamp Set!! I used the saying Brown paper packages tied up with string these are a few of my favorite things and the Tag in this stamp set!! I also decided to do my water coloring with the Distress Stains instead of the Distress Markers because I wanted the colors to match!! I then took a glue pen and added some Dry Rock Candy Glitter to the Butterfly and pop dotted it to the tag and my tag was finished!! I used Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Worn Lipstick and Broken China Distress Stains along with some Gathered Twigs Distress Ink!! Here is my finished Tag!!

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

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Water Colored Summer!! =)

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Colors of Summer Challenge over on the IO Stamps Blog!! 
I wanted to play along with the Challenge and I thought it would be FUN to do a Water Color Technique on the card and I wanted to use the Solid Frilly Butterfly Pair Stamp  and Matching Butterflies Die. I first took some cardstock and added some watercolor spots!! After it was dry I then inked over the entire background using Antiqued Linen Distress Ink and then I stamped the whole Card Base with the Canvas Background Stamp in Kraft Ink one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE STAMPS!!  =) I then inked up the Butterfly stamps and stamped them creating the Water Colored Butterflies and I LOVE the way they turned out!! I lined up the matching dies and die cut them!! I then added some pearls for their bodies and added them to my card base!! I added some twine and my card is ready for any occasion needed!! 

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

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

BEAUTIFUL Butterfly!! =)

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Hello and Happy Hump Day!! =)
A week has gone by since I have been home from the Hospital from the WORST Food Poisoning I have ever had and I am still not back to my 100% self, but I feel alittle better every day!! =)
I was able to play along with the FUN Friday Sketch Challenge #99 over on the JustRite Blog!!
I used several different stamp sets and coordinating dies to create my card along with some Beautiful Lace trim and some ribbon!! I used The Journey Background, Winged Vintage Labels Two & Three, Grateful Heart Vintage Labels Two and the Celebrations Labels One & Bracket Borders One Stamp Sets!!  I LOVE the way my card turned out and I can't wait to give it away!!



I stamped the Journey Stamp for my card base Background!! I then stamped the Large Label from the Greatful Heart Vintage Labels Two Stamp Set on the Coordinating Spellbinders Die!! I stamped the Large Label from the Celebrations Labels One & Bracket Borders One Stamp Set and then I layered another smaller die shape in the center that I also stamped with the Journey Background Stamp!! I layered them all together and then I stamped two butterflies from the Winged Vintage Labels One & Two Stamp Set and layered them together and added some pearls for the body!! I LOVE the way they all work together!!
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

COUNRTY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

With A GREATFUL Heart!! =)

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Hello I'm here to share the FUN card I made for the Touch of Gold Challenge over on the Paper Trey Ink Blog!!  I used two of the Newer Stamp Sets Polka Dot Parade and Birds & Blooms!!
Here is my card!!


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

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Wood Veneer Vintage Vagabond Style!! =)

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Hello and Happy Sunday!!
I hope you weekend is going GREAT!!
I was stopping in to share the FUN card I made for the Tuesday Trigger Challenge Vintage Vagabond over on the Moxie Fab World Blog!!
I got my New Stampin' Up Stamp and Punch sets and I couldn't wait to pull them out and create!! I
first ran my black card base through my Sizzix Big Kick machine and embossed it with the Stampin' Up Mosaic Embossing Folder it goes perfectly with the New Mosaic Madness Stamp Set and the coordinating Mosaic Punch!! I thought it would be a NEAT look to use the Wood Veneer in the Bleached Wood because it looks so close to the plates in the trigger photo!!
It punched so easily after I stamped and embossed my images onto the wood veneer sheet!! I then layered the Mosaic Punched pieces onto the Embossed cad base until I had all of them placed!! Then I took one of the mini Stampin' Up Punches and punched the little flowers out of the same black cardstock and glued them to the spaces in between the Mosaic Pieces and then added gems to the centers!! I LOVE the Clean and Simple look and then I can either give these away as a set of cards, or I can add my sentiments as I need them!! So EASY and FAST to make, but it really packs a Punch visually and looks a lot harder to create than they are!!



Anyway, thanks for stopping by today and please go and check out all of the other inspiration that was shared for this FUN challenge over on the Moxie Fab World Blog!! 

Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA  =)

You Are Simply Amazing!! =)

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Hello!! I am here to share the card I made for the Monday Mood Board #14 Challenge over on the WPlus9 Blog!!

I have used the Sweets and Treats, Backgrounds and Borders 1 and the Fresh Cut Florals Stamp sets and coordinating dies!! I created the FUN Pinking Square Die Cut background using another WPlus 9 die and layered the cupcake centerpiece after I stamped all of the images!! I stamped the background paper and then added some ribbon for a seamless look!! I wanted a little Sparkle so I added some glitter to the daisy and it added just the right finishing touch!!  =)  I LOVE the way it turned out!!

 
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and if you have a chance stop by the WPlus9 Blog to see all of the other awesome inspiration for this weeks Mood Board!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)
 
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Friday, June 21, 2013

Don't Let Life Ruffle Your Feathers!! =)

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HELLO!!
SO GLAD TO BE BACK!! =)
I am still not 100%, but my mojo is live and well!! I have been creating and having a BLAST playing along with some of the challenges!! Today I want to share the card I have made for The Case Study Challenge!! Lisa Spangler is their Guest Muse Designer this month and I am so glad I am able to play along!! It's FUNNY how you can be inspired by almost anything and today my inspiration came from the cover of the Garnet Hill Magazine!! Not only are the colors a PERFECT match for this challenge, but the FUN "quirky" sentiment that I have worked in goes too!! So here is a picture of the Magazine Cover and here is my card!! I LOVE the way it turned out!!





I first cut 5 feathers using the MFT Feather Dies!! I used three small and two large feathers!! I then took my fine point scissors by cutter bee and cut them to make them have a more realistic look!! After I had them all cut I bent them and folded them forward alittle so that they would pop off my card alittle bit more and then I took my Versa Mark Ink pad and covered the tips of my feathers with the ink and I added my embossing powders!! I ended up repeating this process just to get a thicker dose of color!! I used five different colors (from left: Zing~Mustard, Stampin' Up~Turquoise, Adirondack~Stream, Zing~Cricket and Adirondack~Denim)
I then added them to my card front using some tiny pop squares on either side of the fold to make them pop up alittle bit!! I then stamped my sentiment also from MFT Document It-Right On Target Stamp Set in Versa Fine Black Onyx onto a banner and then added some May Arts Black Burlap Twine and two Prima gems to finish it off!! I hope you LOVE it as much as I do!!?? So keep your eyes open the next time you get the mail you might just be inspired by a magazine cover too!! =) Go check out The Case Study Challenge Blog for even more AMAZING Inspiration and play along if you get the chance cause I'd LOVE to see what you create!! =)
THANKS for stopping by today and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Looking Ahead!! =)

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My has it been one of those months!! I know they sad BAD things come in threes, but three has been almost to much for me!!
Even with all of the bad there has been some VERY AWESOME things too!! =) So today I wanted to stop in and tell some of the GOOD THINGS I want to celebrate along with some of the Bad!!
(ALERT!! Maybe TMI so if  you don't want to read please skip to the Next Paragraph!!  THANKS for Understanding!!! =)
On Saturday we took Adam's dad to one of our Favorite Pizza Places to celebrate Father's Day with him and I got food poisoning!!  Man I was sick!! I have Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease which its very rare to have both, but I was diagnosed when I was 10 yrs. old and spent 3 years in Children's Hospital in Omaha!! This makes me ALOT more susceptible to these types of bacteria and mostly it just means I won't be traveling abroad in this lifetime because I would probably be SICK the entire trip and worst case scenario I'd die!! I just got released from the Hospital today and I am still not 100% myself, but I am WAY better than I was!! I think I lost about 6 gallons of fluid from both ends and I hope I don't have to go through anything like that again any time soon!! I am also breastfeeding my 5 month old and it is so AMAZING to me how our bodies work!! You would of thought with as sick as I was that my breast milk would have been lacking, but my body kept up with the demands!!  I got 6 liters of Fluids and some pain meds to make me feel better!! If you have never had food poisoning it is one thousand times worse than the flu in its worst case!! You literally feel like your going to puck up your entire insides because the non-stop vomiting is that violent, then you feel like you've been hit by a train because your abdominal muscles literally get torn and bruised from the violent non-stop vomiting and that is just the upper half of the equation!! =)  I am SO GREATFUL for all of the SWEET Get Well Wishes from all of you and for the AWESOME Blogs that gave me something to do yesterday once I started to feel better!! =)

I wanted to share some EXCITING things that have Happened~
One~ I was Featured on the Blog of the AMAZING and Talented Jill Foster!! I have been a HUGE fan of her work for some time and I REALLY enjoy her videos!! She has such a Great Style and the way she works with bright colors has always AMAZED me!! Anyway, if you want to see the post you can visit her Blog Here!!
Next~ I have had several cards featured on the Penny Black Facebook Page and I have been so EXCITED about that too!! I have been a HUGE FAN of Penny Black and their AMAZING variety of stamps for some time so its a real HONOR to be featured on their FBP!! =)
My last bit of news is the one I'm MOST EXCITED ABOUT!!!
I haven't really been one to pursue the whole publishing thing, which I think is mostly due to the fact that I LOVE creating and I didn't want to ruin how I felt about creating with rejections from the different publications so I was just HAPPY creating for myself and my loved ones and for the different challenges on the web!! Then this year I made it one of my goals for 2013 to Get Published!! So I have submitted stuff for the last two calls and YEAH!! I was so EXCITED when I got the E-Mail!! I will be PUBLISHED in the CARDS November 2013 Issue and the
Create: Christmas 2013 Magazine!! I was up late like I usually am and got the e-mail at 11:45 pm and I was jumping and screaming and I didn't even care if I woke everyone up cause I wanted to share my good news!! I ran to my bedroom and woke my husband up and we was like AWESOME congrats Hon way to go I knew you could do it!! The FUNNY part came the next morning I was getting ready for the day and my husband came in from his run and said "hey did you wake me up last night!!??" I couldn't remember if you did or if I was dreaming you did!!" I just started laughing and so I had to tell him my good news all over again!! I think a tornado could hit and if he was asleep he wouldn't realize it til morning he sleeps that hard!! Oh well, atleast I felt like I had shared my good news with someone which was all I needed at the time!! So I will post my cards once they are published!! =)

So if you've made it this far with me today I THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I usually don't do posts like this, but I feel like I needed to share!! =) I APPRECIATE your friendship and I ENJOY each and everyone of you!! THANKS AGAIN for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA    =)

Monday, June 17, 2013

Share the Dirt Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge!! =)

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Hello and HAPPY Monday!!
I have had a LONG weekend with food poisoning and let me tell you I still feel horrible, but this FUN challenge over on the PAPER SMOOCHES SPARKS BLOG is sure to get me feeling better!! =)







 
THANKS so much for stopping by
That's it for me today--but be sure to stop by the other Paper Smooches SPARKS DT members' blogs and leave them some LOVE!!

Jamie Greene
Heather Hoffman
Pamela Ho
Savannah O’Gwynn

Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

The deadline for this challenge is: Sunday, June 23rd at 10:59pm EST.

The next challenge will be posted on: Monday, June 24th at 12:01am EST. Winners will be announced at the bottom of the new challenge post.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Paper Smooches THANKS Runway Style!! =)

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Hello!!
I'm here to share a FUN card I made for the Challenge over on the Runway Inspired Challenge Blog!!
This is my second card for this challenge!! I had a BLAST creating with this FUN Inspiration Photo and the clean design!! Something I don't usually do!!
So I decided to create a FUN THANKS You Rock card and I wanted to use the THANKS die as an inlay and then I stamped the thanks from the New Briny Blue Stamp Set  and the You Rock from the Knick Knacks Set!! I LOVE the way it came together especially because this isn't normally my style!! SO FUN to push your self outside of your comfort zone sometimes!!
Here is how it came together!! =)






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

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Paper Smooches Happy Birthday!! =)

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Hello!!
I'm here to share a FUN card I made for the Challenge over on the Runway Inspired Challenge Blog!!
I wanted to play along beings Paper Smooches is sponsoring this challenge!! YEAH!!
I LOVE the FUN Inspiration Photo and I actually made two different cards for this challenge so I'll be back to share another one in a different post!! I hope you'll check it out too!!??  =)
I wanted to use the Paper Smooches Banners Die and Stamp set for my first card!! I thought it would be FUN to start my design with the Happy Birthday Banner cluster on the diagonal. I first stamped the banner outline images and then I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Numbers stamp set in red!! I wanted the center banner to stand out so I added foam squares to pop it up off the card!! I then stamped the banner dotted outline going off the card in the opposite direction and added the Woohooo sentiment in black!! I really LOVE the FUN look and think this will work great for either a boy or girl birthday card!! =)
Here is what I came up with!!


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

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Happy 4th with Retro Sketches!! =)

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Well I got this posted way later than I had planned due to a very Sad Event last weekend!!
A couple of our really good friends lost their mother in a tragic accident last weekend so posting has been on the back burner this week!! I wanted to get this in at the last minute for the Retro Sketches Challenge, especially beings I missed the WPlus 9 deadline!! I still wanted to share my inspiration for this card so I'm sharing it anyway!!
Retro Sketches Challenge #67 and the Monday Mood Board #13Challenge with WPlus 9 over on their Blog!! =)
I was able to play along and here is what I came up with!!




I will add directions if asked due to lack of time at the moment!! THANKS for understanding!! I hope you'll go check out all of the other AMAZING Inspiration shared for this challenge!! You'll be so inspired!!
I am also going to ask for your thoughts and prayers for the Peters Family as they try to move forward without the Mother of their family!! Pat was so FULL of life!! She lived for her family and friends and her kids and grandkids meant the world to her!! She was so LOVING and KIND and gave all she had to who ever needed it!! She will be greatly missed, but will live on in the Kingdom of God and in the hearts of those who LOVED her!! =)
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)