Sunday, October 27, 2013

You're a RARE Find with lawn Fawn!! ;)

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Hello!!
Hope your weekend has been FUN!!??
We had a BEAUTIFUL weekend here it was so nice in the 80's and we were able to soak up being in the sun and loving the outdoor time!! Harvest is still in FULL swing around here, but I was able to play along with the Tuesday Trigger Challenge: Enthralled with Fall over on The Moxie fab World Blog!! I wanted to use some of my new Stamps and Dies from Lawn Fawn!! I wanted to create some leaves using the Stitched Leaves Dies and I cut them out of card stock then inked them with some white and brown ink!! I also bent them a little to add some dimension and I LOVE the way they turned out!!  I die cut a Tag from the Tag You're It Die Set and then stamped the tag from the matching Winter Gifts Stamp Set!! I got the CUTEST little Owl Cabochon I've ever seen from Freckled Fawn and I knew I wanted to use it on this card along with the sentiment You're A Rare Find from the Yeti, Set, Go Stamp Set!!  I thought it was a PERFECT fit not only for the Fall Challenge beings every fall leaf is a rare find, but also for the Owl I wanted to use on this card!! I decided to emboss it using Gold embossing powder and then I added some gold sequins along with some of the gold Lawn Fawn trimmings!! I added all of the leaves and the gold trimmings to the tag and then placed the owl on top using some foam tape in places to make it level!! I thought it would be FUN to add some Pearl Eyes to my Owl so I added some to match the leaf!! I then added it to my embossed sentiment card stock piece and layered that with some matching yellow card stock!! Attached it all to a Kraft card base and my card was finished!!
 


I hope you enjoyed the card and if you get the chance to go and see all of the other projects entered into the challenge you'll be AMAZED by all of the Inspiration!!  THANKS for stopping by today and have a Fabulous Week!!

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA.  ;)

Friday, October 25, 2013

Tag It Challenge with Paper Trey Ink!! =)

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October-Blog-Hop

Hello and I'm so HAPPY I was able to play along with the challenge today over on the Paper Trey Ink BLOG!!
Got some unpacking done and decided I deserved a CREATIVE Break!!??
I decided to put a FUN Spin on the challenge because I have been wanting to create a bunch of these for awhile and I just haven't found the time so I thought today would be the PERFECT Day!!
I wanted to use the Gift Card Holder Die and turn it into a Gift Card Holder Tag!! I have several family members with birthday's around the Holiday's and I usually always buy a gift for them and then get them a gift card for another gift and it always seems that some of my gifts end up missing their Gift Cards!! So I wanted to use this die to create a Tag Holder that I can attach to the gift and also enclose my Gift Cards in and that way they will never fall off or get miss placed!! =)
Here are a couple different ones I create for todays challenge!!
I stamped the Cute Spider from the Tremendous Treats: Halloween Stamp Set twice and then layered them together using some Foam Tape!! I stamped the Web and the Sentiment from the  Mr. Bones  Stamp Set and then added some wiggly eyes and a twine and ribbon bow!! I LOVE how CUTE and FUN these are and that they will dress up my packages even more!! Plus I'll never have a MIA Gift Card again!! (I HOPE!!)    =)


Here is the inside of this tag!! I also Stamped the To: and From: on the Back of the Tag so all I have to do is add my names and they are ready to attach to my gifts!! =)

I embossed the Snowflakes from the Snowflake Melody Stamp Set onto Kraft Cardstock and then covered it with a Vellum Die Cut!! I then Stamped and Embossed the sentiment from the Stylish Sentiments: Birthday Stamp Set and added some gems!! I left the inside plain Kraft and let the Colored Embossed Snowflakes shine!! I just have to add my Tag String and the Names on the Back of the Tag and they're ready to attach to my gifts!!
THANKS so much for stopping by and have a Fabulous Week!!

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA  =)

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Bitty Bungalow LOVE with Paper Smooches!! =)

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YEAH!!  =)
One last card to share using my New Paper Smooches Stamps!!
Since we have just moved, I knew I wanted to get the Bitty Bungalows Stamp Set and Dies and I'd be able to create some New Address Cards, along with Thank You cards for all of the Sweet Gifts and Food we have received from the people in our new part of the Country!! =) We have sections in the Country (instead of Blocks like in town) they consist of a 4 mile section a mile in each direction and those in that section are considered your neighbors!! We live in such a small rural area that we already now all of our new neighbors, but it sure is Nice when they stop by with stuff to welcome us to the Neighbor (Section) Hood!! =)
So I decided to make some FUN Thank You cards and I used the Bitty Bungalows Stamp Set and Dies and the Hot Spots Small Base Dies!! I used my Faber-Castell Aquarelle Water Color Pencils to color the CUTE little scene I created to resemble our New House!! I was going for a Beautiful Fall Day!! I then added the sentiment into the die space and used foam tape to add some dimension!! I added some really AWESOME Vintage Lace I found during the recent Junk Jaunt I went on with my mom and Greyson for my birthday!! It added just the right touch of sweetness and warmth to finish my card off right!! I added a Die Cut Thanks along with a sentiment and our New Address then I rounded the edges of the whole card to mimic the hot spot and my card is ready to send!! I know it will be appreciated!!
Here are some pictures of my finished card!!

 
I'm linking this up to the Paper Smooches Guest Designer Challenge Post!! If you're looking for some AMAZING Inspiration you should take a minute and visit the blogs of those sharing their talents!! I have shared four cards today so if you want to check them out too just scroll down!! =)

THANKS for stopping by today and have a Fabulous Week!!

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

A SWEET Treat of a Card with Paper Smooches!! =)

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Hello!!
Oh how I'm LOVING  my New Stamps from Paper Smooches!! Can you tell!! Four posts in ALL sharing some FUN Cards I've made in the last two days, and I have several more ready to share in the next couple of days!! Few I've been BUSY!!
This has to be one of my FAVORITES though!! I'm SO in LOVE with the New Giddy Gumdrops Stamp Set and Matching Dies!! =)
I wanted to create a YUMMY Banner of all of the SWEET Goodies in this set!! I colored them all In using my Faber-Castell Aquarelle Water Color Pencils and then I added some Rock Candy Stickles to some of the different areas!! I then LOVE how this looks in real life!! I added some black and red lace and some twine and bows with vintage buttons to finish it off!! Oh how I LOVE this SWEET Card!! Here are some pictures!!


Aren't you ready to eat some YUMMY Holiday Treats??!! I can't wait!!

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

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

A Frightful Spider with Paper Smooches!! =)

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Hello!!
I'm back with another Halloween Card using Paper Smooches Stamps and Dies!!
I decided to use the Hexagon Dies to cut a piece of Vellum!! Then I took the spider web image from the Halloweenies Stamps Set and made it larger by stamping it three times lining up the various lines to make it all one piece!! Next I stamped my sentiment and then the Spider!! I used my Tim Holtz ruler and drew a web string from the web down to the spider and covered the web with the Vellum Hexagon!! I LOVE the way it turned out!! Here are some pictures!!




 Here are a couple pictures of our Halloween Pumpkins!! We usually carve some and leave them at both Grandma's Houses and then we Paint some for our house!! It has been so COLD this year, so we had to buy pumpkins because ours got frozen in the Garden before they were ready to be picked!! =( Beckett was SO SAD!! So was I, but I think Adam was more sad when we got the total price for these beauties at the store!! Eight dollars a piece for the larger ones and 2 for four on the smaller ones!! He looked at me and said that's why we grow our own from seeds!! =) Oh well, it was FUN painting them and we had FUN painting Greyson's hands for his hand prints on his little pumpkin!! =)
I'm also linking this up to the Simon Says Stamp Spooky Challenge!! Hope you'll play along too!! =)
THANKS so much for stopping by and have a Fabulous Week!! 

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Classic Halloween with Paper Smooches!! =)

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Hello!!
I wanted to stop in and share some Classic Halloween Cards made with Paper Smooches Stamps!!  =)
I wanted to use the CUTE Ghost from the Spookalicious Stamp Set!!
I decided it would be FUN to stamp and emboss it onto some Vellum!! After I stamped and embossed it in Black I thought it needed some highlights so after thinking about all the options I had I decided to stamp and embossed it again in white and then cut it out and layered it behind the other image!! I added my sentiment and White Embossed it and added some wiggly eyes to bring the Ghost to life!! I thought it needed something more and I was kinda going for a Chalkboard effect/Spookified!! So I went and got my Chalkboard chalk and drew onto my black cardstock and then whipped it off!! I was left with a white chalk residue and I decided to stamp into it with nothing but the Stamp!! It left a really neat ghost impression of the stamped word BOO!! I then sprayed it with some Fixative so that my images would stay in place!! I also decide to add an explanation mark after my main sentiment to tie it all together and I LOVE the way it turned out!!
Here are some pictures of my finished card!!


I'm linking this up to the Paper Smooches Guest Designer Challenge Post!! If you're looking for some AMAZING Inspiration you should take a minute and visit the blogs of those sharing their talents!! I'm also linking this up to the Simon Says Stamp Spooky Challenge!! Hope you'll play along too!! =)

THANKS for stopping by today and have a Fabulous Week!!

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Case Study Challenge #162 with Paper Smooches!! =)

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Hello!!
Wow!! I have been MIA lately when it comes to the Case Study Challenges!!
We are pretty close to being all moved in and I'm looking forward to getting everything put away and decorating!! Especially for the Holiday's!! SO EXCITED to decorate our New Home and actually have room to do it!! =)
I was able to play along with the challenge this week and I went with a FUN and Simple Christmas Card using some of the New Paper Smooches Stamps and Dies!! I used the Motifs Stamps and Dies along with the Holiday Words Dies!!I used my Faber-Castell Aquarelle water color pencils to color the little charms and then I added some Rock Candy Stickles and some Yellow Stickles to make them shine!!  I also used some Vintage Music Paper and button along with some beautiful twine and Ribbon from May Arts Ribbon!!
Here is my card and take on the challenge!!


THANKS for stopping by and have a Fabulous Week!!

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA  =)

Sunday, October 20, 2013

The Craft's Meow October Release Blog Hop!! =)

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The Craft's Meow

Hello!!
Hope you had a Fabulous Weekend and that your Monday is off to a Great Start!!??
Today we are here to Introduce to you the October Release from The Craft's Meow!!
All of these sets are available NOW in The Craft's Meow Store!!
You should have come here from the Blog of our Amazing Guest Designer Kimberly Crawford!! If not, you can start from the beginning on The Craft's Meow Blog!!
 I have three project to share with you today!!
First a card I made using the Holiday Poinsettia the Inside Christmas Stamp Sets!!
I started by stamping the Holiday Poinsettia main image onto my cardstock and Embossed it with Gold Embossing Powder!! I then die cut an arched window from some Vintage Music Paper using a MFT Die and then I die cut an Ornament shape using another MFT die out of the same Vintage Music Paper!! I wanted to share a New Technique with you, but I'm still in the process of moving and I don't have my Video Camera set up yet so I will be sharing a really AWESOME Technique with you soon for creating my Ornament!! (Think Nov. 7th for our Monthly Blog Hop)
I added some ribbon and a gem cluster along with a tag that was die cut from Oatmeal Cardstock using a WPlus 9 Tag Die!! I stamped the Sentiment from the Inside Christmas Set!!





 
For my Next Project I wanted to share a really FUN and SIMPLE Tag that could be made in minutes to decorate all of your Holiday Gifts!! I die cut some Arched Tags using dies from MFT!! I stamped the CUTE Tree Image from The Under the Tree Stamp Set and the sentiment from the Christmas Lantern Stamp Set!! I used my Faber-Castell Aquarelle Water Color Pencils to water color the image and then I added some Yellow Stickles to the Star!! I took the New Hero Arts Gold Shadow Ink and edged the tags and then I stamped the To: and From:  from the Holiday Poinsettia Stamp Set and the Decorative small line from the Inside Christmas Stamp Set on the back side of the tag!! I added the twine and the ribbon and my Gift Tag was finished!!


My last card was really FUN and really SIMPLE to make!!
I used a Memory Box Die and pieced it together using black, green and some white cardstock that I covered with some Rock Candy Distress Glitter!!  I also added a some scrap of Vellum that I inked with some yellow ink to back the house with soft glow coming from the windows!!
I inked the trees and the house with some white ink to give them the look of fallen snow!! I stamped the Northern Star image from the Christmas Blessings Stamp Set and added some Distress Stickles!!
The inside was die cut using a Sizzix Label Die from a cardstock piece covered with Rock Candy Distress Glitter and then I stamped the Sentiment from the Inside Christmas Stamp Set!! I LOVE the simple, but detailed design and think these would be pretty easy to reproduce!!!





Don't forget to visit all of the Blogs and leave a comment for your chance to win ALL 5 Stamp Sets being released for October!! How AWESOME is that!!?? You have until 8:00 pm Pacific on Wednesday, October 23rd to complete the hop and leave comments!! Also, this months FREE Stamp Set with a $60.00 purchase is Inside Christmas!! You're going to LOVE this new set!!
Your next stop is the Super Talented Lin Brandyberry and you won't want to miss the Inspiration she is sharing!! =)
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and have a Fabulous Week!!


Here are a few pictures from our First Weekend of Corn Harvest!! I hope you ENJOY them it was Greyson's First time in the Combine and he LOVED every hour of it!! A TRUE Farm Boy in the making!! =)
 Greyson and Grandpa getting in the Combine!! BRRR it was a COLD day!!
 The view from inside the Combine watching the corn going into the hearder!!
 Geyson enjoying the view from inside the combine!!
 Adam and Beckett driving the Grain Cart!!
 Beckett waving to us from the Grain Cart!! Greyson was laughing and waving every time!! It was so CUTE!! =)
 Dumping the corn onto the Grain Cart from the Combine Bin!! This was Geyson's FAVORITE part of the Harvest!! He LOVED watching the corn from the Combine Window!!
Greyson Pretending to drive the Combine with Grandpa's help while we were parked and waiting for the Grain Cart!! No Babies were hurt while taking this picture!! =)

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Cool Shades Challenge with Paper Smooches SPARKS!! =)

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 Hello and welcome back for another Cool Shades challenge on the
Paper Smooches SPARKS Blog!!
 
 
This week we are inspired by this color story "Autumn"
 
 
I wanted to create a Halloween Card and I thought it would be FUN to try my hand a FUN Batik Background!! I stamped the Bats from the Spookalicious Stamp Set in the different ink colors and then stamped them in three different generations of ink!! I LOVE the way it turned out!! I then die cut 9 of the Witch dies from the Halloweenies Dies and glued them together to make  a really thick embellishment and after die cutting the witch from the stamped background I layered the stamped and colored piece back in it to make it pop off the card!! I colored the witch from the Halloweenies Stamp Set using my Faber-Castell Aquarelle Water Color Pencils and I LOVE the way it turned out!! I just had to add some wiggly eyes to my witch to make her come to life even more!! LOVE!!
I decided to add some Gesso Stenciling to the Kraft Cardstock mate using a Tim Holtz Stencil!! It adds just the right amount of added texture!!


 
I hope you'll go and see what the rest of the Paper Smooches SPARKS DT came up for this weeks challenge and if you have the chance to play along I'd LOVE to see what you come up with!!
  THANKS so much for stopping by and have a Fabulous Week!!
 
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA  =)

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Holiday Poinsettia and Inside Christmas with The Craft's Meow!!

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Hello!!
I'm so excited about today's preview!! I've got two projects to share using the two final sets being  released for the October Release over on The Craft's Meow Blog!! They will all be available in the store on October 21st!! First up a card using Holiday Poinsettia!!
I started by stamping my Poinsettia Image onto ultra thick vellum by Bazzill!! I then stamped onto some patterned paper by My Mind's Eye and then fussy cut them out!! I layered just the front petals to give the Poinsettia a nice 3-D look!! I added a Vintage Gold Button for the center and I LOVE the way it looks!! I decided to emboss the sentiment onto the vellum frame using some Zing Black Glitter Embossing powder and in real life this powder is just AWESOME!! I added some pearl flat sequins for some added shine to balance it out and then a May Arts Burlap Twine bundle behind the Poinsettia Flower and my main card panel was finished!! I backed it with a kraft card stock and then added foam squares to add it to my oatmeal card stock card base!!




For my second card I thought it would be FUN to use just the sentiment from Inside Christmas to create a FUN card!! I stamped the Season's Greetings Sentiment on a diagonal using some of the New Luxe inks in Teal Zeal, Bahama Blue and Danube Blue!!
I LOVE how crisp and clear they stamp and the beautiful colors!! I then wanted to add a die cut snowflake cluster and I added two of the same die cut shapes one out of white and one in a teal color that matched the ink!! I then inked some card stock with the Danube Blue Ink to die cut the center snowflake image so it would be an exact match to the stamping and added a large vintage button to the center to finish it off!! I really like how FUN, but clean this card design turned out and it really shows how versatile even just one sentiment stamp can be!! Here is my finished card!!


I hope you enjoyed my cards for today and that you'll come back tomorrow for the Blog Hop!!
Don't forget to leave a comment on The Craft's Meow Blog for your chance to win one of today's Previewed Stamp Sets!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a Fabulous Weekend!!

COUNTRY HUGS-NKISSES
LARISSA  ;)