Monday, June 30, 2014

Paper Sweeties June Challenge!! =)

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I hope you had an AMAZING Weekend!!??
We did and we are still getting RAIN every night which for use here in the S.W. Corner of Nebraska this time of year is EXTREMELY Rare, but we'll take all we can get!! The crops look SO BEAUTIFUL and Wheat Harvest is just a mere week away!! So we'll need for it to dry up alittle so we can get the Wheat out of the Fields!! Then after that itcan keep right on raining so the Corn can GROW!! =)
Today I wanted to join in on the FUN over on the Paper The colors for their JUNE Challenge are just so Pretty and I have a Niece who deserves a Thinking of you card after spending all last week in the Hospital due to finding out she has Type 1 Diabetes!! She is the same age as Beckett and is such a TOUGH Little Girl!! I wanted to use the SWEET Little Paper Sweeties Emma Paper Doll Stamp and Coordinating Die Set because she reminds me of Aubrey and then I also used the Paper Sweeties Hippity Hoppity Easter Wishes Stamp Set for the Flowers, and the Paper Sweeties Sweetie Pie Stamp Set for her little Outfit!! I used the Paper Sweeties Beautiful Stamp Set for the Label and I paper Pieced the Clothes and the Flowers and Label and then stamped my sentiment!! I added some Shimmer/Glitter with a couple Wink of Stella pens and I LOVE the look in real life!! =)

Isn't she a CUTIE!!?? I think my Niece will LOVE it!! =)
 THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!!


Sunday, June 29, 2014

Paper Smooches SPARKS Anything Goes Challenge-Free Week!! =)

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Are you ready for a Free Week!!?? Yep, this week is another Anything Goes Challenge over on the
Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge Blog!!
So there should be NO excusses for not playing along for your chance to win!! =)
For my card this week I've decided to use the PS Spectrum and Headliners Stamp Sets along with the Rainbow and Clouds Dies!!
I thought it would be FUN to inlay some Felt for my card this week and I LOVE the way it came together!! The HARDEST part was deciding on what colors of FELT to use!! =)  I then stamped the Sentiment from the Headliners Stamp Set and added a couple My Mind's Eye Enamel Gold Glitter Dots for the impression that there was a Pot of Gold under this Rainbow!! I LOVE it!!

So I hope you'll join in on the FUN and I can't wait to see what you'll create!!
I hope you'll go and visit the other
Paper Smooches SPARKS DT Blogs to see what they have created for this Month's FREE Anything Goes Challenge Week!!


Larissa-You're Here!!

                               You'll have until The deadline: 
                          Saturday, July 5th at 11:59pm PST!!

THANKS so much for stopping by today and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!


Friday, June 27, 2014

Newton's Nook Designs #11 Inky Paws Challenge!! =)

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Inky Paws Challenge #11 - Citrus Color Challenge - Newton's Nook Designs
Inky Paws Challenge #11 - Citrus Colors
Lime greenLemon Yellow • Orange • Grapefruit Pink
Hello!! Happy Friday and it's the first day of the
I love the colors for this month's challenge!!  I can't wait to see what you'll create using this Summer Time Color Combo!!
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 have two weeks to play along. Deadline to enter is Friday,  July 11th, 2014 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, July 14th.

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 , Pinterest, or splitcoaststampers (on splitcoast please use keywords newtonsnook and IPC11).
  • 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 my card!!

I wanted to create a FUN Row of Fruit on a Single Layered Card Front!! I wanted to use my Distress Markers to water color the Fruit and  I decided to stamp on regular Cardstock for a FUN aged look and I LOVE the effect!! I had to mask the Fruit so I had to decided my layout ahead of time and which fruit I was going to have in the Front and in the back!! After deciding on my Layout I stamped each of the Fruit Images onto some Masking Paper and cut them out then I drew a line with a pencil across the bottom of my card front so I had an area to stamp on!! I started with the Cherry and then added the mask after I go it stamped!! Then I stamped the Strawberry that way I could space my fruit out some what evenly!! I covered it with the mask once I had it stamped!! Then I stamped the Watermelon inbewteen the Cherry and the Strawberry and added the mask to it!! I then stamped the Orange and then the Pear!! I took my Distress Markers and colored onto my Acrylic Block and added water with my Water Color Brush!! I colored all of the Fruit and then let it dry!! I came back once it was dry and added some more color for the look of shading!! I wanted the Yellow for the Background so I added water to my Cardstock and then used the Distress Markers to color the Background!!! I used a soft Brown for the Table and added shading to it too!! I then stamped my Banner and the sentiment and the added some shading too!! I wanted a FUN shimmer and Sparkle and I wanted the colors to move some so I sprayed the Entire Card Front with some Iridescent Gold TA Glimmer Spray!! I LOVE the LOOK!! It made the colors wick and move and every time you do this technique you get a totally DIFFERENT Look!! =) LOVE it!! ONCE IT WAS COMPLETELY Dry I used some Black Glossy Accents and went over all of the Sweet Little Hearts and any of the Seeds on the Fruit!! I let it dry and my card was finished!! I tried to get some pictures so you can see just how BEAUTIFUL the Shimmer is in real life!! Just makes me HAPPY!!  =)
For even more Inspiration Please go and visit the Newton's Nook Designs Blog!! The DT has created some AMAZING Projects for this challenge as a Jumping off point for this challenge!! =)
 THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I can't wait to see what you create for the New Inky Paws #11 Challenge over on the Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge Blog!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

JustRite Friday Challenge #123-Color Inspiration!! =)

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I'm stopping in to share the BEAUTIFUL Card I've made for the JustRite Friday Challenge #123 - Color Inspiration!! I wanted to play around with my Distress Water Color Paper and Distress Markers for a Water Colored Card!! I PICKED my colors that were similar to the ones for the challenge and then I colored them onto my Acrylic Blocks and added some water using my Water Color Brush!! I stamped each of the Images from the JustRite    Stitched Flowers Vintage Tags Stamp Set several times onto the Distress Water Color Paper and then after I colored them and they were dry I added some TA Glimmer Mist in Iridescent Gold!! I LOVE this look!! Then I FUSSY cut them all out and colored the edges using a Black Soot Distress Marker for a Clean look!! I layered the Pieces together using foam tape and then added them to my card base which I die cut using the Spellbinders 5X7 Elegant Labels 4 Dies!! I sprayed it with TA Glimmer Spray too!! For my Main Background I stamped the JustRite Chevron Background Stamp with Versa Mark and stamped it onto some Vellum!! Then I used some Ranger Yellow Antiquities Embossing Powder and Heat Embossed it!! I took a Yellow Ink and Colored in the open areas for a FUN look!! I really LOVE the way it looks!! I stamped my Sentiment also from the JustRite Flowers Vintage Tags Stamp Set and added some Vintage Buttons that were tied with some May Arts Ribbon Black Burlap Twine and then added my Die Cut Spellbinders Exquisite Labels Eleven Tag with the stamped Sentiment!! I LOVE the way it came together!!

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


JUNE PTI Blog Hop~Happy Birthday!! =)

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June Blog Hop Inspiration

I'm here to share the card I have made for the JUNE PTI Blog Hop!!
I LOVE this photo and I thought it was AWESOME that they gave us a Couple Different color combos or sketches to use or we could come up with our own!! =) So I did just that!! I was actually inspired by the Two Different FUN Floral Paintings in the Picture Frames and I knew I wanted to create with Water Colors!! So I took out the AWESOME PTI Round Re-Peats Stamp Set which I had found while organizing my stash and have NEVER inked up!! GASP~WHAT this is such a VERSATILE set and I LOVE all of the FUN Images so I took my PTI Inks in Berry Sorbet, Tropical Teal and Harvest Gold and stamped the different images onto some Distress Water Color Paper!! I created a FUN Design and then I went back in a Sprayed it with some TA Glimmer Spray in Iridescent Gold and I LOVE the RUNNING/Wicking that happens!! So I tipped my water color paper in all different directions and let the colors RUN!! I then set it aside to dry!! I decided to splatter it with some of the same ink colors for just alittle more texture!! Then for my sentiment I die cut the Happy Word using the New PTI Wet Paint Word Dies from the same Distress Water Color Paper and colored it using the PTI Berry Sorbet Ink!! I then sprayed it with the TA Spray for the same Beautiful Sparkle!! =) I then glued it down to my Card Front and then used a Sentiment Stamp from the New PTI Friendly Flowers Stamp Set!! I LOVE the way it came together!! I thought it needed alittle more depth so after trying a couple different things I decided on a couple Black Beetle Sequins from Doodle Bug and then I added some Mini Crystal Gems from Stampin' Up to the center of each one!! I still thought it needed something so I took the little Decorative Dots Stamp from the Friendly Flowers Stamp Set and stamped them beside each of the Sequins and I really LOVE the way it just finished off the card!!

What do you think!!?? =) I tried to show just how SHIMMERY and BEAUTIFUL this is in real life so I hope you can tell!!?? OH this just makes me HAPPY!!  =)
I hope you'll Hop Along and Join in the FUN!! There are ALWAYS SO MANY AMAZING Projects to look at and I LOVE all of the SWEET Comments that each participants leaves on the different Blogs after visiting the different projects!! Such an AWESOME group of Crafters indeed!! =)
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and have a Fabulous Week!!


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

MFTWSC181~Congrats Sunflower Card!! =)

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HELLO!! =)
I'm stopping in to share the BEAUTIFUL Sunflower Congrats Card I made for the MFTWSC181 Challenge over on the MFT Blog!! I LOVE this Sketch as the possibilities are endless!!  =)
I started by knowing I wanted to use the BEAUTIFUL Sunflower Stamp from the MFT LDJ Splendid Sunflower Stamp Set!! I stamped it using the MFT Lemon Drop Hybrid Ink and then I used the Coordinating MFT  LJD Splendid Sunflower Dies to cut it out!!
LJD Splendid Sunflower    Die-namics LJD Splendid Sunflower    Hybrid Ink Pad Lemon Drop

After seeing it I decided to stamp another Sunflower and then I fussy cut it so that I could Layer it over the top for a REALLY FUN 3-D look like a REAL Sunflower!! I added some Stickles and then Die Cut the Sunflower Center and covered it with some Sequins and a FUN Iridescent Brown color!! LOVE the way it looks in real life!! =)  I then added my Sentiment and layered all of the pieces together using some Foam Tape!! All the Papers are from the Farm House Paper Company
FarmHouse Paper Company - 302 Collection - 12 x 12 Paper Pack - BTW 
I LOVE the Patterns and the Colors in this Collection and I LOVE this Card!! It just makes me HAPPY!!  I can't wait to send it to someone!!  =)

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)


Sunday, June 22, 2014

DIY Stamped Designer Paper Challenge with AE!! =)

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I'm stopping in to share the card I've made for the Avery Elle Challenge over on their Challenge Blog!! We were supposed to create a card using some DIY Stamped Designer Paper!! =)

Challenge 9

I wanted to use some of my New Goodies and I also wanted to create a FUN 3-D Effect!! So this is what I came up with!! I LOVE the way it turned out!!
I used the New AE Sending You Stamp Set and created a FUN Paper!! I wanted to use some of my Prima Color Bloom Spray and I sprayed my ENTIRE card both the Card Base and my Card Front Panel along with the Inside of my Card with the Pearl White!! LOVE this color!! Then I stamped my Sending Sentiment and the Heart Dash Trail!! I then took it and ran it through my Sizzix Big Shot and used a PTI Embossing Plate to create a FUN texture!! I then took my Distress Inks in Worn Lipstick, Peacock Feathers and Seedless Preserves and stamped the Hearts in the different sizes from the AE Sending You Stamp Set!! I then sprayed over them with the Color Bloom Spray to create a Soft Water Colored look and then let it dry!! I then mixed up some of the Distress Inks with the Color Bloom on my Acrylic Block and splattered it onto the Card Front for some FUN Color Splatters!! I then Die Cut the AE HAPPY Die from Pink Cardstock 5 times to layer for a Dimensional Sentiment!! I adhered a Black Text Paper onto of the stack after I sprayed it with the Color Spray!! I stamped two of the Paper Planes and then colored them using the Peacock Feathers and the Color Bloom Spray and added some foam tape and adhered them to the Heart Trail!! I added some 4mm Iridescent Sequins and my card was finished!! For the inside of my card I stamped the Birthday Wishes Sentiment and the Heart Trails and then a Heart in Worn Lipstick Distress Ink!! I added some Spray over the top and let it dry and then I added some more Sequins!! I LOVE the way it turned out!!

I hope you'll stop by the AE Challenge Blog to see all of the other AMAMZING entries!!
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!


Thursday, June 19, 2014

Newton's Nook Designs June Release Day 2!! =)

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Are you ready for Day 2 of the Newton's Nook Designs June Release!!?? I KNOW I am!! Today we are showcasing the New Sweet Summer Stamp Set!! Okay, what could be SWEETER than Fruit with Hearts and Stitching!!?? I LOVE felt and this stamp set made me think about How CUTE these images would be in Felt!! So I stamped them out on Felt and then cut them out to create some AMAZING little Embellishments for my Projects today!! I'm also sharing a Video that will walk you through the Stamp Set and the Process for stamping on Felt!! I have found that the NEW MFT Hybrid Ink in Black Licorice is the PERFECT ink for getting an AMAZING Impression when stamping on Felt!! You could also used Staz-On or maybe experiment with other Inks you might have on hand, but after experimenting with all of the different Inks I have I FOUND that the MFT Hybrid Ink in Black was the BEST!! =)

Here is my Video!! I hope ENJOY it!! =)

These are the 3X3 Little Gift Cards that I shared how to make in my Video!! Besides the SWEET Little size, the FUN Felt Fruit Embellishments sure do pack a Punch don't they!!?? I hope you'll give stamping on Felt a try because I think you'll be hooked like me!!??  =)

Would you like to win “Sweet Summer”?This set will be given away to Two lucky winners
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs release posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, June 19th at 9pm CDT to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 20th . 
Check out all these awesome Design Team & Guest Blogs below to enter:
Ria Montefalcon  - Guest Designer
Donna Idlet  - Guest Designer

Well are you in LOVE!!?? I hope you've been Inspired and don't forget to leave  comment on ALL of the Blogs for a Chance to win this New Stamp Set Sweet Summer!! =)
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today for joining us for the Newton's Nook Designs June Release!! I hope you've LOVED the Release as much as I have!!?? Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Baseball Pocket Page Layout with Paper House Productions!! ;)

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I'm here with my FIRST EVER Pocket Scrapbook Layout for Paper House Productions!! ;)
I have been wanting to try this style of scrapbooking for a LONG time and I finally decided to give it a try and I'm in LOVE!! I decide to start by creating a Special Book for Beckett with all of his Sports Pictures!! He is in his 3 yr. of Baseball this year and so far they have only lost one game!! In fact he has a game tonight and they will be playing the team that beat them by 3 runs so I hope they can beat them tonight!!??
This layout shares his very First Year of T-ball!! He LOVED it and you can tell by these pictures of his very first game!! ;)

Baseball Pocket- Larissa Heskett

I've used a die from Lawn Fawn to create my little pocket pages and then I layered the Paper House Production Stickers and Papers to create a FUN Layout!! I've used a Lil' Inker Designs Quick Notes Star Fold Out Die so I can add some FUN Hidden Journaling to this Page about Beckett and his First Year of T-Ball!! I also used some FUN Varsity Number Stitched Dies from PTI and die cut them from coordinating Felt colors and then stitched them for a really FUN accent!! I LOVE the look of the Layered Stickers and the AWESOME depth a dimension that they add!! I really CAN'T wait to get the Pictures from this Year so I can get them added to this Sports Pocket Album for Beckett!!
I hope you'll go and visit the Paper House Productions Blog for more pictures and information about my layout and leave me some LOVE while you're there!! =)

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