Wednesday, May 10, 2017

New Calling All Sistahs Challenge Blog & New Design Team News!! =)

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This is my Second Blog Post for today!! If you're looking for the Newton's Nook Designs May Release Blog Post PLEASE Scroll Down or Click HERE!! THANK SO MUCH!!  =)

SQUEAL!! I have some EXCITING News to share today!!
There's a New Challenge at the Calling All Sistahs Blog called the Encouragement Challenge starting on the 18th of each month!! It will be a Monthly Challenge based on a Photo Inspiration with Colors you can use too as a Jumping off Spot to create an Encouragement Card with NO Product and NO Genre Restrictions!! SQUEAL!! Who's EXCITED!!??
 You can read more on how to play by popping over to the Calling All Sistahs Blog!!
Secondly, I’m VERY EXCITED to ANNOUNCE I'm part of the new Design Team called "The Encouragement Squad"!! I’m so EXCITED to finally be able to SHARE this AWESOME News as I've been hiding this Secret for some time!! I’m being introduced over at the Calling All Sistahs Blog today so PLEASE come over and check it out and SAY HI!! I was SO HONORED when Michele Gross (aka Owner of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps) asked me to be a Part of this VERY SPECIAL Challenge Design Team, because I'm ALL about sharing and spreading ENCOURAGMENT!! I SO HOPE you'll join us Each Month!!?? I CAN'T WAIT to see what you create!! =) Here's a SWEET Shaker Card I've made for today just to showcase my Style with you, especially if you are New to me!!??  =)
I LOVE LOVE LOVE to create Shaker Cards so when I saw this BEAUTIFUL Floating Stamp Set I just KNEW I had to create a Shaker Card with it!! Something about the BLING and the Sound of a Shaker Card just makes me HAPPY!!  =)  I used Copic Markers to Color the Image after I Stamped and Embossed it onto some Distress Watercolor Paper!! Then I had to Cover it with some Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen for some SPARKLE!! I Fussy Cut the Image out and then used the SWEET Little Heart Die from the Tic Tac Toe Fri-Dies Set!! Then I used the SPECIAL Sistahood Sparkle *Limited Edition* Sequin Mix for my Shaker Element!! I Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment from the Word Ribbon Stamp Set and then I added some Black Soot and Picket Fence Distress Paint Splatters to my Inked Background for some added detail!! I used the Tim Holtz Sun Rays Stencil as a Jumping off point and had to do some Masking with some Tape to extend the Rays and to break them up alittle for a Smaller Ray Design!! I used Tumbled Glass and Faded Jeans Distress Inks and just adjusted the amount of Ink I was using to get the 3 different shades!! A Few more of the Sequins were added to the Card for some added Dimension and Bling and my Card was DONE!!  =)
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you’ll join us for our First Challenge which will start on the 18th of May!! We’ll still be reminding you all to check yourselves on the 17th of each month so come and support the Sistahs then too!!


  1. Larissa your card is beautiful!! I love the background you created and that hot air balloon is awesome! I look forward to working on the Design Team with you!

  2. Congrats on your new DT gig Larissa, I'm so HAPPY for you!! That floral balloon is super cute. This is a delightful card!

  3. Thank you for naming and linking what you used!

  4. Wonderful shaker card. Enjoyed your colors. Thanks.

  5. Congratulations, Larissa, on your new design team spot for Calling All Sistahs! We are so lucky to have you join us with your creative talent. I love this card and the unique way you added a shaker to the balloon image! I'm looking forward to seeing what you will come up with next.

  6. Congrats! Wonderful card, too!

  7. Congrats and what a perfect team for you! Can't wait to see your creations!