Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Tim Holtz April Tag 2014 Challenge!! =)

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Hello!!
Last minute I know, but I really wanted to play along with the Tim Holtz April Tag 2014 Challenge!!
I just LOVE the Shabby Chic look and I LOVE to make Flowers!! Plus, I had gotten the New Tim Holtz Die at 40% off ($11.99 PLUS FREE SHIPPING!! There is another SALE going on now at Joann's too if you'd like to pick any of his new dies up!!)
I have been wanting to use it so today was my chance!! =)
I used Grunge Paper to die cut the Die and then I also cut it out of some Tim Holtz Merriment Paper, Mirrored Paper and some of his Crystal Effects Paper!! I adhered the Crystal Effects Paper ontop of the Cardstock to give it a really neat shimmer and frosty feel!! Its almost like velvet to the touch!! OHLALALA!! I then used some Distress Paint in EverGreen Bough to color the entire outlibe shape of the Die and then I inked the edges using Gathered Twigs Distress Ink!! I used Iced Spruce Distress Paint to paint over the Tag background and the I used the same Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to ink over the entire Tag Base!! I distressed the Tag Edges with my Scissors and then flicked it with some Perfect Pearls that I mixed with Water for a FUN Water Mark Texture, Plus some Pretty Shimmer!!  =) I then die cut the Sizzix Tim Holtz Pine Cone Die 4 times to make four BEAUTIFUL Rolled Flowers!! I LOVE making these!! I used some paper that I inked with Barn Door, Iced Spruce and Lemonade Distress Inks and then I took the Distress Paints in Barn Door and Iced Spruce and dotted it around the entire Die Cut just for some added texture!! I inked it once dry with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and then I rolled them into flowers!! Once they were glued together I then took my Glue Pen and added some Glue just to the tips of the Flower Petals and then dipped them into the Distress Rock Candy Glitter!! I LOVE how Pretty this makes them!! =) I added some leaves that I cut from the Glassine Paper and then I added some Vintage Lace and added my flowers!! I LOVE the way it came together!!

I'm also linking this up to the
I wanted to use the Tim Holtz Tag Challenge as just another way to share how I can take something and still make it my own with my own style shining through!! =)
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!


COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

IO Stamps Outside of the Box Challenge!!

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HELLO!!
I'm stopping in to share the card I made for the IO Stamps Outside of the Box Challenge!!
So I decided to use one of my New FAVORITE IO Background Stamps Wood Grain!! I don't use my Background stamps as much as I should and I wanted to use this one as part of the Main Focal of my Card so I stamped it onto Kraft Cardstock using Dark Brown Hero Arts Shadow Ink!!
I then took the New IO Heart Dies and created a Heart Window in the Wood Grain Stamped Panel!! I started by die cutting the Largest Heart and then used the second largest heart and die cut again on both sides of the Largest Heart to create a FUN 3Heart Open Window!! I took some Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and inked around the Heart Window opening and around the Card Panels and Base!!  I then stamped the BEAUTIFUL IO Rose Cluster Stamp onto some Oatmeal Cardstock with Simon Says Stamps Black Ink (LOVE this Ink) then I took my Colored Pencils and Gamsol to color in the Image!! Once it was dry I took a Glue Pen and added some Distress Rock Candy Glitter to the Image for some added shimmer!! I then stamped the HeartFelt Sentiment from the IO Gratitude Stamp Set using the same Simon Says Stamp Black Ink and I added the Image under the Heart Window using some Foam Tape for some added depth!! I LOVE the way it came together!!



So here's to thinking outside of the Box when it come to using your Supplies!!
I'm also linking this up to the CASE STUDY CHALLENGE BLOG DT CALL!!
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Here is the card created by the AMAZING Jean Manis that was my Inspiration for the card above!!
I LOVED the Window with the colored Floral Image that had been stamped in Black!! I thought it would be a GREAT card to CAS!! I opted to use a Background Stamp Instead of Dry Embossing my Card Base and I LOVE the look of both and that you can get a similar affect by doing either!!
THANKS for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Coin Purse and some Sweet Felt Bows!!

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Hello!!

I'm stopping in real FAST just to share a Quick little Video I made that shows the SWEET little Coin Purse I made for my Little God Daughter/Niece for her 3rd Birthday!!
I used the AWESOME PTI Coin Purse Die and some of the Sweet October Afternoon Fabric!!
I have another Video Planned for this week to share some Tips and Tricks on ways to use these dies and to share some of the different Purses I've been BUSY Making!! I've also been BUSY making Bows and Barrett's!! I've used more of the PTI Stitching Dies and Bow Die along with some of the New Lil' Inker Dies!! I LOVE creating with Felt!! OHLALALA!!  LOVE how SWEET these all are!! =) I might be ALITTLE Biased though!! HAHAHAHA!! =)
Anyway, I didn't get any Good Photo's, but this video shows what I've done!!

Okay I've added these HORRIBLE Pictures!! =) I took them off the Computer while watching the Video!! I wanted to just give you an idea of what they looked like just in case you didn't want to watch the video!!  =)


THANKS for watching and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Congratulations Graduate Card for 2 Challenges!! =)

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Hello!!
I'm stopping in to share a Congratulations Graduate Card!!

I've made it for two different Challenges!!
The MFTWSC#173 Challenge and the ColourQ #2 Challenge!!
I've used the New MFT Congratulations Center Piece Shaker Die!!
I LOVE how cute, easy and fun this was to make!! I die cut some of the FUN Confetti shapes that are a part of this Die Collection and used that along with some of the Sequins for the Inside of my Shaker!! I think If I had to do it over again I'd use some of the Orange Cardstock to back the shaker portion of the card with just to make it Stand on its own alittle more!! Other than that though I LOVE the way it turned out!! We have 8 Graduations we are invited to attend this year, so I'm gonna need 7 more cards!! HAHAHAHA!! I better get BUSY!!  =)



THANKS so much for stopping by and have a Fabulous Week!!

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA  =)

Monday, April 28, 2014

Candy Jar Shaker Cards!! =)

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Hello!!
I'm stopping in to share a couple more Shaker Cards I've made for the Shaker Card Blog Hop!! =)
I thought it would be FUN to use the Candy Jar Candy Box Sizzix Die I have and create some little Shaker Cards!!
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Although its a Die for Candy Boxes I've used it to make a couple different Cards and I LOVE the way they turned out!! I can't wait to use these for a Special Occasion!!
Here they are in all of their SWEETNESS!!  =)


I had to create a Window for the Large Candy Jar Die and then I used a Waffle Flower Stamp for the Greeting!! For the Small Jar I used an Avery Elle Stamp for the Greeting!!
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Shaker Baby & Love Cards for Two Challenges!! =)

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Hello!!
I'm stopping in to share two cards I've made for today!!
I have had several Cousins and Friends have babies just in the last couple of weeks so I have been making TONS of Baby Cards and I wanted to combine these two Challenges to make a SWEET Baby Shaker Card!! I used the New PTI Special Delivery Stamp Set along with the PTI Special Delivery Sentiments Stamp Set!! I LOVE this FUN little set and ALL of the Possibilities it holds!! Beings I have two boys Especially I can see using these sets ALOT! =)
I tried to match the colors with Inks I had for the Baby Shaker Card that I'm entering into the COLOURQ CHALLENGE #238!!  I ended up using PTI Spring Moss and Blueberry Sky Ink and then Simon Says Stamp Lemon Chiffon Ink!! I LOVE the colors together!! I used some Kraft Beads along with some Studio Calico Wood Veneer Stars and some Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to ink and Distress all of the pieces!! I LOVE the way it came together!!


For my next card I've  used the same PTI Special Delivery Sets to create another Sweet Love Shaker Card using the Flower Truck!! OH~HOW I LOVE this!! =) I embossed the Flowers on the truck with some Zing Rouge Embossing Powder and I LOVE how it looks!! I added some BEAUTIFUL PTI Die cut Felt Flowers that I layered using different Colors of Felt and I inked the edges for some added texture!! I thought this would be PERFECT for a Mother's Day Card or even a Just Because Card!!

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

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Pretty Pink Posh Sequin Skacker Blog Hop!! =)

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Hello!!
I LOVE SHAKER CARDS!!
I usually enjoy making these for Special Birthday or Occasion Cards!! So today I'm going to share a Card I've made for Beckett's 1st Grade Teacher!! School will be out in a month for Summer already!! AHHHH~where has this year gone!!?? I can't wait for summer, but it is coming TOO fast!! We will be Celebrating the Teacher's Next Week during a Special Appreciation Program!! I wanted to make a Card to go with the FUN Gift Basket we're giving her and after looking through my Stash I decided it would be SO CUTE to create an APPLE Shaker Card for her!!
I've used an MFT Apple Die along with a Smaller PTI Apple Die and all the Stamps are from Reverse Confetti!! I LOVE the way this came together!!



I hope you'll join in on the FUN!!
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

AE Challenge!! =)

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Hello!!
I'm stopping in to share the card I made for the Avery Elle Challenge!!
This week it's a Color Challenge!! I LOVE these!! I thought it would be FUN o do an Inlayed Die Design using some of the New Avery Elle Dies I just got!! YIPPEE!!
I used the AE Hello Die along with the AE Star Dies from the Ornament Simply Tags Die Set and then the colors for the challenge which I decided to do a Water Color Design so I used my Distress Markers in Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers and Shabby Shutters worked Perfectly!! I also used Pumice Stone for some shading and added some Clear Wink of Stella to the Hello Die to make it POP!! I LOVE the way it turned out!!



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

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Paper Smooches SPARKS and Moxie Fab Water Colored Script Card!! =)

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Hello!!
I hope your Weekend is going GREAT!!?? Mine has been a BUSY one so far and with a First Communion for one of my God Children and then a 3rd Birthday Party for another one; tomorrow is going to be EQUALLY as Busy, but OH SO FUN!! =)
I wanted to stop in and share a Card I made for two different Challenges!!
Play along with THIS week's challenge!
The Anything Goes Challenge with Paper Smooches SPARKS and a FUN Handwriting Challenge over on the Moxie Fab World Blog!!
I have been LOVING all of the AMAZING New Script Stamp Sets and the New Bold Buzzwords by Paper Smooches is one of my FAVORITES!!
     
Bold Buzz Words    Love Word Die  

 I have LOVED the die for a year now and even though the New Stamp doesn't coordinate EXACTLY with the Die its actually a really close fit as you'll see on my card!! I wanted to do a FUN Water Colored Technique on some Distress Water Color Paper (my FAVORITE Water Color Paper) so I cut a piece down to A2 Size and stamped the Script Love Stamp with two different colors of Distress Ink!! I then took some Perfect Pearls that I mixed with some water in a spray bottle and sprayed the Stamped Script Word so that it would Bleed and Blend!! I then dried it with my heat gun and then inked up the stamp again only this time I sprayed the Stamp with the Perfect Pearls Spray and then stamped it right over the last Stamped LOVE and then dried it and I ended up with a Really Neat Water Colored Script Love Word!! I repeated this Several times ALL Over my Distress Water Color Panel!! I then took one of the Solid Heart Stamps and Inked it up in the coordinating Distress Ink Color and Sprayed it with the spray and then Stamped it in the centers of all of the O's!! I dried them and set my panel aside!! I then took another piece of the same Distress Water Color Paper and marked out where my stamped Script LOVE Words were!! I took my PS LOVE Die and die cut several of the LOVE words out of the Card front Panel trying to line them up with the stamped LOVE words as best I could!! I then took the same Script LOVE Stamp and stamped the Word LOVE all over my Card Front Panel amongst all of the Die Cut LOVE words in VersaFine Black Onyx Ink!! I LOVE the way this turned out!! SQUEAL!!   =) 
I then layered my two panels using some Foam Tape and my card was finished!! SO HAPPY with this Card!! I hope you'll give the Water Color Techniques a Try they are SO FUN and Addictive!!
Here is my finished Card!!




Hopefully you can see how close the stamp lines up with the Die especially for a FUN Technique like this one!! I wish you could see how PRETTY this is with the Perfect Pearls!! In real life it is so Shimmery!! I LOVE it!! =)
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Friday, April 25, 2014

PTI April Blog Hop & Case Study DT Challenge!! =)

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HELLO and HAPPY FRIDAY!!  =)
I'm playing along with the FUN Card I've made for the PTI April Embroidered Inspiration Blog Hop!! I LOVE this Inspiration Photo and I couldn't wait to play along!! The only problem was pinning down an Idea with all of the Ideas I had running through my head!! =)
I decided to use the New Modern Cross Quilt Cover-Plate and coordinating Modern Cross Quilt Stamp Set for my card today!! I was Inspired by a Neat Card Design that Maile Belles shared during the Release and I wanted to use that main design for the jumping off point of my card!!

I wanted to use a PRETTY Candy Color Combo so I pulled out my PTI Inks in Classic Kraft, Sweet Blush, Aqua Mist and Harvest Gold!! I stamped my Panel Design and then I die cut a Stitched Border and Die cut the Front Panel using a New Avery Elle 41/4X51/2 Card Base Die!!
I LOVE this New Die!! It made it SO EASY to get the design centered and cut exactly the way I wanted it with out taking forever to measure it and cut!!  Then having to start ALL OVER again if I messed it up cutting it out!! =) which has happened more than I'd like to admit!! HAHAHAHA!!
I stamped the Happy from the Embellished Elegance Stamp Set another one of my NEW Favorite Stamp and Die Sets!! =) Then I added some BEAUTIFUL Felt Flowers and Leaves!! I used the AMAZING PTI Felt that matches their line of Inks from several different PTI Dies from different sets!! I decided to ink all of them up a bit to help them tie in alittle bit more and then I added some
Pearl Sequins for the Flower Centers and a couple just scattered around the card front for a better visual triangle!! I LOVE the way it turned out!! Here is my Finished Card!!


 
I hope you are INSPIRED and are having a BLAST on the Blog Hop Enjoying all of the AMAZING Eye Candy Created by all of the other participants!!?? If you haven't been to check it all out you simple must you'll be GLAD you did!!
I'm also going to link this card up for the CASE STUDY DT search call and challenge!!
I've always been a HUGE Fan/Participant in the Case Study Challenges and I decided to give it a shot at being on their AMAZING Design Team!!
We were asked to pick a Designer's Project as a Muse and then create a Project using that as our Inspiration!! I have ALWAYS LOVED the CAS look that Maile Belles does so well, but it isn't really my style!! I find it hard to create CAS even though I LOVE the look!! So we were asked to CHALLENGE ourselves and to push outside of our COMFORT Zone and create something that wasn't easy for us and then to let our OWN Design Style Shine Through it!!
Well I think I have captured that in this card and I'm TOTALLY HAPPY with how it came together!!
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!
 
P.S I'll be back with some REALLY Sweet Little Coin Purses, Barrette's and Bows that I have made using some of the recently release PTI Dies!! I wanted to share a Video with a Few Tips and Tricks on different ways you can use the New Dies!! So I hope you'll come back and check it out if your at all Interested!! =)
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA  =) 

Inky Paws Challenge #9 with Newton's Nook!! =)

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Hello and Happy Friday!!
Are you ready for the first day of 
#09 Inky Paws Challenge!!?? 
This month's challenge is a Color Challenge!!
 The colors we're looking for in projects arePale Pink  • Yellow • Lilac • Soft Green
 
Are you ready to get your paws inky with us and play along to win a prize? The Challenge winner will receive a $10 store credit to our online store and a Inky Paws Challenge Top Pick Badge to add to your blog! If we get more than 15 participants, we will choose two winners so be sure to tell your friends to play along! 
You'll have two weeks to play along. Deadline to enter is Friday,  May 9th, 2014 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, May 12th.

Are you ready to play along and get your paws inky? 

  • Create a NEW project (card or other paper craft item) based on the sketch above.
  • Your project MUST use at least one Newton's Nook Designs stamped image (or free digital stamp - check out our Freebies page).
  • Post your project to your blog or to an online photo gallery such as Flickr or splitcoaststampers (on splitcoast please use keywords newtonsnook and IPC09).
  • Link back to this challenge (if posting in an online gallery copy the link into the photo description). 
  • Submit your project to this challenge using the InLinkz widget below. You must submit a DIRECT link to your post page.
  • Have more than one great idea? You can enter more than once! Just link up each card separately. 
  • TIP: Please make sure your photo in focus  - We can't pick you as a winner if we can't see your card clearly because your photo is blurry! 
Here is the card I created!! 

 
I've stamped with Distress Markers and then sprayed the stamps with a Perfect Pearls Water Mixture!! I LOVE how BEAUTIFUL this is in real life!! I water colored my Image also using Distress Markers and then Fussy Cut it to add to the Stitched Heart Die from MFT!! I LOVE they way it came together!!
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you'll Play Along!!?? I'd LOVE o see what you create!! I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! We are in FULL Branding and Planting Mode around here!! We will be working my Dad's Cattle this weekend and taking them back to Pasture after they've been in the Corn Stocks or Corralled to have their babes!! It's always a very FUN, but BUSY time of year!! Beckett and Adam have their LAST Soccer Game tomorrow and its been a really GOOD Season!! Now we are onto Baseball though and Beckett can't wait!! They will be using a Pitching Machine this year and he LOVES to hit so it should be a really AWESOME transition!! THANKS for letting me share!! I have a TON to share today so hopefully you'll come back and check out all that I have been BUSY Working on around here!!??  =)
 
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA  =)