Friday, August 18, 2017

Calling All Sistahs August Challenge ~ CAS04!! =)

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Calling All Sistahs
HELLO!! =)
I'm here today for the New Challenge over on the Calling All Sistahs Blog!!
EVERY Month on the 18th we'll be sharing a New Inspiration Challenge Photo!! Lets take a look at the NEW Calling All Sistahs August Challenge CAS04!!

I'm SO in LOVE with the NEW CAS-ual Fridays Stamp Sets just recently released!! I've used the Mermaids Stamp Set and the Puffy Heart Love Stamp Set!!
Here they are in FULL if you've missed seeing them!!
 
I wanted to create a Shaker Card for this Challenge!! So I Started by Die Cutting a Star Window for the Front of my Card using  Lawn Fawn Star Die Set!! I wanted to Mimic the Shape of the Star Fish!! Then I Inked the Background using Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass and Chipped Sapphire!! I Die Cut a Second Star and Created the Sandy Ocean Floor and Inked it using Gathered Twigs Distress Ink!! I Stamped and Embossed ALL of the Images and Fussy Cut them all out!! I wanted some of the Star Fish to be Shaker Bits so I Stamped Several!! I also wanted some Hearts to look like they are Floating from the Mermaid!! So I Stamped and Embossed the Hearts in the Puffy Heart Love Stamp Set using Glitter Embossing Powder!! I Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment on the Bottom of the Card Base and added some ColoriQue by Lisa Marie Jimenez Splatters in Black Diamond!! I used Sequins from Lucy's Cards and put my Card together!!
 
Each month, on the 18th we will have an inspiration photo and challenge to spark your creativity.  You can use the photo or the colors or both to create your card to encourage, bless or lift the spirits of the recipient.  Then link up here by June 13th for your chance to win a $25 gift code from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps to use in their online store!!  You can use any product you wish, but if you are chosen and your card has a stamp or die from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, your prize will be doubled!!!!!!
Rules:
1. Make an Encouragement Card using the Inspiration Photo or Color Collection or Both.
2. Link up by 12am EST on the 13th to be eligible to WIN.
3. Any products welcomed.  You are not required to use CAS-ual Fridays Stamps on your card, but if you do and your card is chosen, Michele will double your prize
Don't forget to use coupon code encourage17 at checkout for 15% off your order!! =)
 
 
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THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you'll join for the Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Card August Challenge CAS04!!
I CAN'T WAIT to see what you create!!
I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!!  

COUNTRY HUG-N-KISSES
LARISSA    =)

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Rainbow Flowers Card w/ Reverse Confetti and OCC Rainbow Maker!! =)

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This is my 3rd Post for today!! If you're looking for my Newton's Nook Design Release Post or my Calling All Sistahs Reminder Blog Post please scroll down!! THANKS!! =)
https://www.onlinecardclasses.com


SQUEAL!!
Stopping in to share a Card I've made using the NEW Reverse Confetti Banner In Bloom Stamp Set and the coordinating Banner In Bloom Die Set along with my FAVORITE Lacy Scallop Frame Die Set!!

I'm playing along with the New Online Card Class Rainbow Maker and I thought Blooms in Rainbow would be BEAUTIFUL!!
I'm using an Old Reverse Confetti Sketch for You to Try #50 as my Jumping off Point for this Card Design!!

If you've NEVER played before there's a NEW Sketch each month for a chance to WIN!! I don't always get to play, but I find I do LOVE LOVE LOVE to use the Sketches shared to create Cards when I do get a chance to Play!! =)
Here's what I came up with!!
I started by Stamping and Embossing the Flower Cluster Images to create a FUN Background!! After Coloring the Images with Copic Markers I added some Gold Paint Splatters!! I Die Cut the Lacy Scallop Frame Die Set from some Reverse Confetti Midnight Cardstock!! I finished off the Card Design by Stamping and Embossing the Banner In Bloom Image and Die Cutting it out!! Colored it with Copic Markers and then Embossed the Sentiment with some ColorBox Gold Glitter Embossing Powder!! I wanted the Flowers to REALLY POP so I added some Tonic Studios Aqua Shimmer Pen!! In real Life its just SO BEAUTIFUL with the way that it Shimmers when the Light Hits it!! =)
 
I'm also linking up to the

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Add a Sentiment
 
 
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I hope you feel INSPIRED and that you'll check out the NEW Online Card Class and the FUN Reverse Confetti Sketch for You to Try Challenges for a chance to WIN!!
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and have a FABULOUS Weekend!!

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Newton's Nook Designs August Release Day 4 ~ "Autumn Newton"!! =)

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HELLO!!
SQUEAL!! I'm here with Day 4 of the Newton's Nook Designs August Release 2017!! Today we're Showcasing the "Autumn Newton" Stamp Set and the Coordinating "Autumn Newton" Die Set!! Let's take a Close Up Look at the New Products for today!!

How's READY for the Autumn/Fall Season!!?? These Images are getting me in that Mind Set forsure!! I Created a FUN Window Card Design!! So the Sentiment was Stamped on the Inside of the Card and the Images are on the Outside of the Card!! SO MUCH FUN!!   =)
 
 
I Stamped and Embossed the Images onto some Distress Watercolor Paper and Colored them with Copic Markers!! I added some Tonic Studios Aqua Shimmer Pen and Morning Dew Nuvo Drops to some of the Images to make them POP!! So White Gel Pen Details add the Perfect touch to make the Images come to Life!! For the Card Base I created a Window using the Studio Katia Dotted Ovals Dies!! I LOVE the Simple Dotted Detail, as it mimics the Nail Heads on the Wooden Barrel!! I used Distress Inks to Ink the Background!! Using Masking Tape to Divide the Sky and Ground!! Tumbled Glass was Inked on for the Sky, Gathered Twigs for the Ground, Scattered Straw and Wild Honey for the Fall Sun!! Water Splatters were added for Texture and the Sentiment was Stamped and Embossed on the Fall Sun then Adhered to the Inside of the Card using my Xyron Mega Runner by Teresa Collins!! For the Sky I wanted to add a subtle design!! I Stamped the "Harvest Blessings" Sentiment with some MFT Grey Grout Ink all over the Sky portion of my Card Masking the Ground so it would stay Free from any Stamping!! I used some ColoriQue Paint by Lisa Marie Jimenez in Black Diamond to Splatter on top of the Stamped Sky Background!! I adhered all of the Images to create my FUN Fall Scene and had to SQUEAL in delight!! =)  I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way it turned out!! A few Studio Katia Sequins Scattered on the Background and my Card was done!!

Would you like to win the “Autumn Newton Stamp Set?
This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal 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 August 17th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 18th
 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

I'm also linking up to the

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Add a Sentiment


 
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I've used ALL of the Colors in the Rainbow to Create this Fall Scene!! Sometimes Coloring Detailed Images is easier when you think about what Colors you're going to use!!
 
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope
Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
Don't forget to Stop by the Newton's Nook Designs Blog tomorrow to See if your one of the LUCKY Winners from the Release and to Shop the New Products!!
The New Release will be available in the Newton's Nook Designs Store tomorrow Friday August 18th at 8:00 am Central Time!! =)
 
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Calling All Sistahs August Reminder Post!! =)

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Calling All Sistahs

HELLO!!

I'm here today for the Calling All Sistahs Reminder Blog Post!!
It's the 17th which means it time for our monthly reminder to get the girls checked and in case you missed my crafty news earlier, I have been asked to join the Encouragement Squad at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!! There is a code below where you can get 15% off your purchase of stamps or dies so be sure to take advantage of that!!  =)
Now back to the reminder, Breast Cancer can be beaten if caught early so please get your Mammograms!!  I lost my Mother-In-Law 3 Years ago to Breast Cancer, so I KNOW how IMPORTANT it is to find it EARLY!! You can also help by purchasing any of the Calling All Sistahs line where 50% of the proceeds go to help research for a cure!!
 
I've made a BEAUTIFUL Card for today showcasing the Hope Fri-Die, the Ruffled Ribbon Die, Hope Ribbon, Calling All Sistahs, Tutu Stamp Set and
Word Ribbon Stamp Sets!! I used the SPECIAL Sistahood Sparkle *Limited Edition* Sequin Mix for some Accents!!
 
 
Don't forget to use coupon code encourage17 at checkout for 15% off your order!! =)
I'm also linking up to the

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Add a Sentiment

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THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you'll join us tomorrow for the Calling All Sistahs August Challenge!! I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
 
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs August Release Day 3 ~ "Knights Quest"!! =)

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HELLO!!
SQUEAL!! I'm here with Day 3 of the Newton's Nook Designs August Release 2017!! Today we're Showcasing the "Knights Quest" Stamp Set and the Coordinating "Knights Quest" Die Set!! Let's take a Close Up Look at the New Products for today!!
How AWESOME is this Set!!?? I don't know about you, but I'm ALWAYS looking for Masculine Themed Stamp Sets and this one fits the bill perfectly!!
I thought it would be FUN to create my own Patterned Card Base using the Cute Dragon Image!! I Started by Stamping and Embossing the Images onto some Patterned Cardstock!! Then I used the coordinating Dies to Die Cut them out!! I arranged them onto a Distress Watercolored Card Base that I Inked up with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink!! I added Water Splatters for some Texture and arranged the Patterned Paper Dragon/Fire Die Cuts!! Then I Stamped and Embossed the Arrows in all of the open areas!! I Colored the Patterned Cardstock with Copic Markers to add some life to the Images!! Some Tonic Studio Aqua Shimmer Pen and Morning Dew Nuvo Drops were added for some Sparkle and Texture!! I Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment onto a Circle Die Cut and then added some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to make it POP!! I backed it with a Black Cardstock Die Cut and attached it to my Card with some Foam Tape!!  A few White Gel Pen Details and some Black Nuvo Drops finish off the Card Design!! It was SO FUN to create I hope you'll give this a Try for your next Card!!  =)
 
Would you like to win the “Knights Quest Stamp Set?
This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal 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 August 17th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 18th
 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope
Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
Don't forget to Stop by the Newton's Nook Designs Blog tomorrow to see the New "Autumn Newton" Stamp Set  and Coordinating Die Set!!
The New Release will be available in the Newton's Nook Designs Store Friday August 18th!! =)
 
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Paper Sweeties August 2017 Release Rewind!! =)

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HELLO!!  
Welcome to the Paper Sweeties August 2017 Release Rewind!!
This month is Paper Sweeties 5th ANNIVERSARY!!
SQUEAL!! It's going to be an AMAZING Month FULL of Inspiration, New Goodies and Chances to WIN!! =)
Today I'm Showing a look at the New August Release that is available now in the Paper Sweeties Boutique!! We'll be showcasing the New Release on August 14th-16th, so I hope you'll join us for ALL of the FUN!!
Today I've used ALL of the Products together to create my SWEET Friend Card!!
 I Started by Stamping the Sentiment "A Friend is a Present you Give to yourself" in MFT Grey Grout Ink, to create the Bottom 1/3 of my Card!! Then I Die Cut a Stitched Banner from the Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts Die Set from some Reverse Confetti Cardstock!! The I Inked the Top 2/3 of te Card with some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink!! Added some Water Splatters for some Texture and then added some ColoriQue by Lisa Marie Jimenez by Clearsnap Black Diamond Paint Splatters!! I Stamped and Embossed all of the Images and colored them with Copic Markers!! The SWEET Little Puppy is from the Planner Series: Appointments Stamp Set!! I added some Tonic Studios Aqua Shimmer Pen and some Morning Dew Nuvo Drops!! I adhered it all together using my Xyron Mega Runner and some 3m Foam Tape to add dimension!!
                          ---> SPECIAL 5th ANNIVERSARY ANNOUNCEMENT <---
In honor of our 5th birthday, we are giving all of our valued customers the opportunity to earn SPECIAL GIFTS in August - whooo hooo!  Everyone who places a $25 order through our website (before tax, shipping and discounts) will receive a complimentary VIP 'Thank You' stamp set!  Everyone who places a $50 order through our website (before tax, shipping and discounts) will receive a complimentary VIP 'Thank You' stamp set AND coordinating Sweet Cuts die!!

 For even MORE Amazing Inspiration I hope you'll stop by the DT Blogs to see what they've created!!  
Debbie MarcinkiewiczPaper Sweeties


 
We'd love for you to play along with the 'anything goes' Paper Sweeties August Challenge #58 at Paper Sweeties - for a chance to win a $25 SHOPPING SPREE!  What fun inspiration we have this month -- will you create a card, layout, sweet treat or something else?
 
 
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
 
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs August Release Day 2 ~ "Once Upon a Princess"!! =)

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HELLO!!
SQUEAL!! I'm here with Day 2 of the Newton's Nook Designs August Release 2017!! Today we're Showcasing the "Once Upon a Princess" Stamp Set and the Coordinating "Once Upon a Princess" Die Set!! Let's take a Close Up Look at the New Products for today!!
 How BEAUTIFUL is this Set!!?? I LOVE LOVE LOVE that Newton's Nook Designs is adding to their AMAZING Line of Products and CAN'T WAIT to see what all you create with this New Set!!
I've created 2 Projects for you again today!! I mean really, I just had a BLAST with this New Release!!

 I wanted a FUN Princess Themed Birthday Card so I created the PERFECT Kingdom and I REALLY LOVE the way it turned out!! I used the Sky Borders Die Set to create a Mask and that is what I used to Ink my BEAUTIFUL Cloud Background with Ranger Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass!! I splattered some Water Droplets for texture and then added some Iridescent Star Confetti for a Sprinkle of Princess Beauty!! I Stamped and Embossed the Images and colored them using Copic Markers!! I added some Tonic Studios Aqua Shimmer Pen and Morning Dew Nuvo Drops to make some of the areas POP!! I used the Land Border Die Set to create the Kingdom Land for my Scene and Inked them up using Distress Inks in Peeled Paint and Twisted Citron!! Added some Water Splatters for texture and made a FUN Stoned Path using Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and Stamping and Embossed with the Little Dots Image from the Happy Little Thoughts Stamp Set, using Walnut Stain Distress Ink!! SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE adding little touches like these to my Cards!! I tink they just make the whole scene come alive!!?? What do you think!!?? I think it would also be FUN to use that same Stamp to add a Stone look to the Castle!!?? I also use the Flower Image from the Happy Little Thoughts Stamp Set to Stamp and Emboss some Flowers!! After Stamping and Embossing my Sentiment, my First Card was done!!   =)

 I HAD to create a Shaker Card for my next Card!! If you know me, thenyou KNOW I LOVE to create Interactive Cards!! (They're my FAVORITE)  I started by Die Cutting the Simon Says Stamp Wanky Stitched Heart into my Card Base for my Shaker Window!! Then I used Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass to Ink up the Background!! I Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment and the Hearts!! After Stamping and Embossing the Images, I colored them with Copic Markers and then added some Tonic Studio Aqua Shimmer Pen and Morning Dew Nuvo Drops to add Texture and Shine!! I wanted the Knights Shield to be Decorated so I used the Imaged to Stamp and Emboss and I LOVE the way it turned out!! I added some Sequins and Mini Star Confetti from Pretty Pink Posh, Lucy's Cards and Honey Bee Stamps and my Card was done!! =)

Would you like to win the “Once Upon a Princess Stamp Set?
This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal 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 August 17th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 18th
 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:
 
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope
Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
Don't forget to Stop by the Newton's Nook Designs Blog tomorrow to see the New "Knights Quest" Stamp Set  and Coordinating Die Set!!
The New Release will be available in the Newton's Nook Designs Store Friday August 18th!! =)
 
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)