Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Water Colored and Paper Pieced Birthday Cake w/ IO Stamps/Dies!! =)

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Hello!!
I'm stopping in to share the Card I've made for the New IO Challenge - Celebrate You!!
I thought it would be FUN to create a Birthday Card for one of my Dearest Friends Grandma, who has really been like a Grandma to me too and once I had my Boys she has also been SO AMAZING with them as well!! =) She has ALWAYS been a Quote person since I have known her and she's ALWAYS sharing them with the Kids so when I saw this Sentiment I just KNEW I had to use it on a Card for her!! I wanted to also use the Cake Stand from the same IO (CL567) Happy Birthday 2 U Stamp Set and I thought it would be NEAT to create a Cake using the Quote and then I wanted to make it look like one of those Specially Decorated Cakes like you'd find at a Cake Boutique!! So I used some of the Flower Dies from the IO (Die 262-Y) Spring Wreath Die Set and the IO (Die 057-AA) Small Bow Die Cut from some Gold Foil Paper!! I Stamped and Embossed all of the Images on Distress Water Color Paper and then used the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to Water Color them!! I did the same with ALL of the Die Cuts and I just LOVE the way they look Water Colored!! I also added some Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Gold Sequins to the Centers of the Flowers and I just LOVE the way it turned out!! =)
I think she's going to LOVE it and that along with some of the Rhubarb from our Garden and she'll be in HEAVEN!! She LOVES to Bake and her Rhubarb got Frozen so we thought she'd ENJOY having some for her Baking/Jelly Needs!! =)
 
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Thanks You Foxy!! =)

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Hello!!
I'm stopping in to share the Card I've made for the PoppyStamps Challenge #9 ~ Oh Boy!!
I was SO EXCITED when I saw the New Stamps and Die Collections that they just Released and just had to have the "A Fox Tale Stamp Set"!! I started by Inking my Background with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and then I added some Tumbled Glass Distress Stain Splatters and some Water Droplets to create a FUN Water Colored Background using the Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers Die Set to create a Mask for my Focal Point!! I Stamped and Embossed my Images from the[CL402] PoppyStamps A Fox Tale Stamp Set onto some Distress Water Color Paper and then used a Couple Different Colors to Water Color all of the Images using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers!! I then Fussy Cut them out and used a Black Soot Distress Marker to go around the Edges of them to make them Clean!! I created a FUN Scene by Stamping the Swing and then adding the Fox Image on it as if he were Swinging!! SQUEAL!! Isn't he the Cutest!!?? I also used the [1115] PoppyStamps Jumbled Thanks Die to create a Sentiment and I layered it with an Acetate Sheet to create a FUN Shaker Window Element using the Negative Space from the Sentiment!! I used some Coarse Crystal Glitter from Martha Stewart as the Shaker Filler and I LOVE the way it turned out!!
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA  =)

Hello Beautiful Butterfly!! =)

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Hello!!
I just found out Yesterday while I was catching up on my Blog Surfing that Memory Box is now Hosting a Challenge each Month on their Blog!! YIPPEE!! I have been a HUGE Memory Box Fan since I bought my First Die from them and I'm SPER EXCITED to have another Challenge to use them on!! So when I saw that the Theme was Butterflies I KNEW I had to combine it with the Colour Q Challenge!! My Friend Lisa Elton is one their DT and I ALWAYS SQUEAL when I see the New Challenge Colours and Creations that she shares!! =) I've used the Memory Box Lunette Butterfly Die and then Backed it with the Memory Box Oriel Butterfly Die!! I used my Zig Clear Color Bruch Markers and then Water Colored them and added some Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter to the tops!! I LOVE the Sparkle it gives!! I layered three layers and then used the Memory Box Stitched Circle Dies to add the Butterfly too!! A Few Ink Splatters in Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and Lawn Fawn in Deep Sea!! I Stamped the Sentiment in the same Lawn Fawn Deep Sea Ink and Embossed it with Clear Detail WOW Embossing Powder!! Then my Card was done!!



I'm also Linking this up to the Simon Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog Anything Goes!!
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THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a Fabulous Week!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA  =)

PoppyStamps Challenge #9 ~ Oh Boy A Foxy Hello Card!!

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Hello!!
I'm stopping in to share the Card I've made for the PoppyStamps Challenge #9 ~ Oh Boy!!
I was SO EXCITED when I saw the New Stamps and Die Collections that they just Released and just had to have the "A Fox Tale Stamp Set"!! I would LOVE to have the Coordinating Dies and the Sentiment Stamps, but it just isn't possible with my Crafting Budget!! That's okay though because I DON'T Mind Fussy Cutting and these Images are pretty easy to manage!! I also wanted to try out the New Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers that I had gotten!! Now I DON'T have the Budget for a WHOLE set of these either, but I did get a Few to try out in my MOST used Colors when they were having a 25% off Sale and I LOVE LOVE LOVE them!! There is a Learning Curve with these just as there is with ANY New Color Medium that you just start to use, but I'm LOVING them and I think once my Budget Allows, I will be ADDING to my SMALL Collection!! =) I started by Inking my Background with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and then I added some Tumbled Glass Distress Stain Splatters and some Water Droplets to create a FUN Water Colored Background!! I Stamped and Embossed my Images from the[CL402] PoppyStamps A Fox Tale Stamp Set onto some Distress Water Color Paper and then used a Couple Different Colors to Water Color all of the Images!! I then Fussy Cut them out and used a Black Soot Distress Marker to go around the Edges of them to make them Clean!! I created a FUN Scene but Die Cutting two of the [1221] PoppyStamps Stitched Landscapes Die Set and then I created some Trees using the[1224] PoppyStamps Stick Trees and the [1225] PoppyStamps Stick Trees Tops Die Sets!! I used the Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers Die Set to create both my Window and the FUN Burlap Frame!! I also used the Memory Box Hello Script Die to create a Sentiment and I layered it with a Black Die Cut to create a Drop Shadow and I LOVE the way it turned out!!

 
 
I'm also Linking up to a couple other Challenges!!
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THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Friday, June 26, 2015

MFT Summer School Challenge ~ Lesson #2 – Composition: Focal Point!! =)

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Hello!!
I'm stopping in to share a Card I've made for the MFT Summer School Challenge ~ Lesson #2 – Composition: Focal Point!! I also decided it would be FUN to play along with the MFT Color Challenge #24 too so I combined the Two and I LOVE the end Result!! =)
I just Fell in LOVE with the New MFT BB Adventure Is Calling Stamp Set and thought it would be FUN to showcase the Sweet Bunny Image!! I've used the MFT Die-Namics Pierced Stars Die Set and created a FUN Layered Design using the Different Colors from the Color Challenge!! I used some MFT Black Licorice and  MFT Lemon Chiffon Cardstock and then some Avery Elle Paper for the Persimmon Colored Star!! Then I used my Copic Markers to Color in the Sweet Bunny!! I added Black Gel Pen for the Eyes and some Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Marker and a few White Gel Pen accent dots to the Checks!! Then a Few Blue Iridescent Sequin Stars and Mini Sequins from Neat & Tangled to finish of the Design!! SQUEAL!!  =)
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

MFT Summer School Challenge ~ Lesson #5 – Balance: Quiet Space/White Space!! =)

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I'm stopping in to hare the Card that I've made for the MFT Summer School Challenge ~ Lesson #5 – Balance: Quiet Space/White Space!! I've been SUPER BUSY this Last Week on the Farm, so I haven't been able to Play along with ALL of the FUN Challenges, but I was able to make one card and I LOVE the way it turned out!! I LOVE the look of White Space, but seem to STRUGGLE with it as I ALWAYS seem to think my cards look unfinished for some reason!!?? Probably because when we were in School we were taught to COVER the WHOLE Page!! HAHAHA!! =) I started by Die Cutting Several of the Die-namics MPD Fancy Butterflies Base Layer from some Distress Water Color Paper!! I then Die Cut the Top Layer of the Die-namics MPD Fancy Butterflies from some Black Cardstock!! I used my Mini Distress Ink Cubes in Picked Raspberry and Wisteria to Water Color the Base Layer of the Butterflies!! After they were dry I adhered some Distress Rock Candy Glitter over the Top the of the Base Layers for a BEAUTIFUL Shimmer without losing any of the AMAZING Water Colored Designs Underneath!! I then glued all of the Pieces together just in the Center of the Butterfly for a FUN 3-D Design!! I then Die Cut Several Leaves from the Die-namics Branch with Leaves Die Set from some Patterned Paper and from some MFT Limelight Cardstock and then Layered them together!! I wanted to bring in another Layer to the Design and I LOVE the way it came together!! I Die Cut a Stitched Banner from the Die-namics Blueprints 20 Die Set and then Embossed Part of my Sentiment from the MFT Simply Fabulous Sayings Stamp Set using some White Embossing Powder!! I finished off the Sentiment on the Inside of the Card!! A few Sequins and my Card was Done!!
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Avery Elle Challenge #25 Rainbow ~ Ellie in a Tea Cup!! =)

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Hello!!
I'm stopping in to share the card I've made for the Avery Elle Challenge #25 Rainbow!!
I've had this idea Sketched out since I got these Sweet Stamp Sets as soon as they were released!! OMG OMG OMG!! That's been SEVERAL Months ago already!! FUNNY how time FLIES by SO FAST!! I actually made a Similar Card for my Baby Sister minus the Rainbow Theme and I NEVER shared it so I thought I'd recreate a Similar Scene and then I added a BEAUTIFUL Distress Inked Rainbow Background!! I LOVE the way it turned out SO MUCH that I also created a Paper Pieced Card that I'll share on another Day!! =) I took the Mask-erade On-Line Card Class earlier this month and it seems like Masking has been one of my FAVORITE Techniques lately!! =) I LOVE ALL of the FUN things that you can do just by Masking!! So I Masked my Design so that it looks as though the Elephant from the Ellie Stamp Set is inside one of the Sweet Cups sitting on the Saucer from the Tea Time Stamp Set!! I wanted it to be an Outdoor Scene so I created a Ground and then decided to add a Few Flags just for FUN also from the Ellie Stamp Set!! I used the New Double Pierced Rectangle Die Set too and I think these are going to be my NEW GO TO Dies for my Card Bases!! I LOVE the soft Piercing Detail they give!! I added my Sentiment from the Tea Time Stamp Set and my Card was done after I used the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Marker to color over the Flags, Checks on Ellie and the Cup and Saucer and Sprinkled on a Few Flat Crystal Clear Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh for some added Sparkle!!
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA  =)

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

4th of July Cupcake Wrappers w/ Lawn Fawn!! =)

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Hello!!
I'm stopping in to share a FUN Idea for some 4th of July Cupcakes or other Yummies that you make for ANY 4th of July Celebration that you maybe having in the Next Couple Weeks!! We're hosting a Party at our House this Year so I have been creating these and then I saw the Lawnscaping Challenge was Stars and Strips so I decided to share these at the LAST moment!! HAHAHAHAHA!! Seems like that is just my Life especially in the Summer around the Farm!!
I've used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Cupcake Wrapper Die and then layered both a Burlap one and one that was cut from the Lawn Fawn Pint-Sized Patterns: Beachside Collection Papers!! I just LOVE these Patterns and the Colors in this Collection!! I Stamped and Embossed the U.S.A from the Lawn Fawn Wish You Were Here Stamp Set with some Glitter Embossing Powder!! I LOVE the way it looks in Person!! =) Then I added a Heart and Embossed it too and then colored the Nebraska State!! I added it to a Lawn Fawn Large Puffy Stars Stackable Die Cut also from the Star Paper and then I Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment in White!! I added a Lawn Fawn Liberty Twine Bow and I LOVE the way it turned out!! =) I used the New So Jelly Stamp Set and the Coordinating So Jelly Die Set to Decorate the other Cupcake Wrapper!! I think this would be such a FUN Set for SO MANY Occasions!! I Layered two of the Lawn Fawn Large Puffy Start Stackable Die Cuts and then added a Fancy Pants Burlap Bow and a Vintage Button and my Second Cupcake Holder is Finished!! These are both really Fast Designs and when done all Assembly Line Style they really do come together pretty Quick in fact it took about 6 hours to make 40 Wrappers - 20 of each Design!! =) I'm pretty EXCITED to see them ALL Together on my Buffet!! =)
I also have a Banner I'm creating to that is made with the Stars and the Banner Die and I wish I had it done to share!! Hopefully if things aren't to CRAZY before the Party (??????) I'll remember to take some pictures to share!!
So I hope you'll pull out some of your AMAZING Crafty Supplies and Create something for the 4th of July or for any other FUN Summer Celebration you have coming up!! =) THANKS for stopping by and have FABULOUS WEEK!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA  =)

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Paper Smooches SPARKS ~ Anything Goes Challenge!! =)

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Hello!!
I'm here to share the Card/Etched Bracelet I've made for the New Paper Smooches SARKS Anything Goes Challenge over on the Paper Smooches SPARKS Blog!! If you are New to my Blog than you don't know that Jewelry Making is one of my other FAVORITE Hobbies!! I have been wanting to create Etched Jewelry with some of my FAVORITE Paper Smooches Stamps for quite awhile and I have FINALLY made some!! I started by Watching this AMAZING You-Tube Video/Tutorial and then Visiting this Free On-Line Class Site for even more Information on the Process/Techniques of Etching Base Metals!! I KNEW I could take the Info that I learned and transfer it over onto my Stamping World and I just LOVE the results!! I started by using the PS Flap Happy Stamp Set to Stamp my Butterfly Image to be Etched in Staz-On Ink and then went over it with a Sharpie Marker just to make sure that the lines were Crisp!! I stamped them onto a Nunn Designs Crest Tag Grande Circle Antique Copper for my Base and I LOVE that they are Finished on the Back side with a BEAUTIFUL Design!!  When Etching these they are of such AMAZING Quality that they Etch AMAZINGLY!! I then Etched it in the Ferric Chloride - I use PCB Solution from Radio Shack just as Directed in the Video!! I wanted to create a Card that would Showcase the Bracelet and when I saw the Polished Die Set I just KNEW it would be PERFECT!! I added the FUN Finger Nails and some Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Marker for some Sparkle!! Then I added the Ring that I Die Cut from the same Metal Sheets that I used for the Layers on the Bracelet!!  I used the Just For You Icons Dies to Die Cut the Sweet Little Butterflies!! I wanted to create a Shirt Sleeve to Finish off the Design and decided the Inside of the Frame 4 Die would work GREAT!! Then I added a Sweet Doily Edge to the Top of it just to make it Pretty!! I used the Quotables Die Set to create the Speech Bubble for my Sentiment from the Birthday Sampler Stamp Set and then Stamped the ...... also from the PS Flap Happy Stamp Set!!  I wanted to make the Inside of my Card just as FUN as the outside so I Stamped the Sentiment from The Welcome Wagon Stamp Set and then added the Friend Word Die and a Layered Metal Sheet Die Cut Butterfly also from the Just For You Icons Die Set!! I just LOVE the way it turned out and I CAN'T WAIT to send this to a SWEET Friend!! =)
 
I hope you'll give this a TRY if Jewelry Making is something that you have been wanting to try!!?? If you have ANY Questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments and I'll get back to you!! Checkout the rest of the AMAZING Paper Smooches SPARKS DT Blogs to see what they created this week!!
Karin Åkesdotter
Larissa Heskett -- you're here!!
You'll  have until Saturday June 27th at 11:59 PST to Play Along Please visit the Paper Smooches SPARKS Blog for more details!!

I'm also Linking this up to the New Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Favorite Technique and/or Product!! =)
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THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)