Tuesday, February 28, 2017

IO Challenge:Somebunny LOVES You (Easter or Bunnies)!! =)

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SQUEAL!!
I'm Stopping in to share a SWEET Easter Card I made for the Impression Obsession Challenge: Somebunny LOVES You (Easter or Bunnies)!! So I've combined the two and just LOVE the way it turned out!!  =) I've used a Holiday Stamp and decide to use it in a New Way!! I just FELL in LOVE with the Snowstar Girl Image (E19029) when I first saw it!!
                                                     Snowstar Girl
Unfortunately, with all of my Treatments last year I haven't had the chance to use it, so I decided today I WOULD!! =) I LOVE being able to get MORE out of my Images and this is just one way you could alter it to come up with MORE ways to use this little CUTIE!!  =)
I've also used several Dies to add to the Scene of my Easter Themed Card!!
I used the Easter Basket Clear Stamp Set (CL464) for the Stamped and Embossed Sentiment!! I used the Spring Wreath Die Set (Die262-Y) for the Flower on the Girls Hat and the Flowers from the Tiny Flower Die Set (Die140-D) for the Yellow Flowers!! For the Sweet little Bunny Yo-Yo and the Grass Die Cut Ground I used the Egg Bunny Trio Die Set (Die277-E)!! SQUEAL!! Isn't that just the CUTEST Little Bunny Die Cut EVER!!?? She just makes me SMILE!! =) So of course I had to add a Flower to her hair and some Wiggly Eyes to make it even more SWEET!! I Watercolored the Images using Distress Inks and then added some Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen over the Dress and Hat, the Bunny Ears, the Cheeks an the Centers of the Flowers!! I used some Lawn Fawn Plaid Paper for the Card Base and I LOVE the way it looks in real life!!
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
I'm also linking up to the
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes!!  =)
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA    =)

Sunday, February 26, 2017

February Paper Smooches Challenge ~ Heartfelt Gratitude Card!! =)

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HELLO!!
I'm SO EXCITED to be here today!! This is the First Paper Smooches Challenge I've been able to play along with since the END of my Chemo/Radiation/Surgery!! It's left me with NO energy and just doing my normal everyday activities, plus keeping up with my Design Team commitments has left me NO time/energy to create anything else for my FAVORITE Challenges!! So I'm SO EXCITED to say that I actually have some energy coming back and was able to make a Couple Projects to share for this Months AWESOME February Paper Smooches Challenge!!
This month's challenge is... LOVE!! 
I had SO MANY Ideas in my head, but alas had to narrow it down to just a Few!!
 
                                         

For my first Card I was INSPIRED by the idea of having something layered in a Heart!! So I decided to use the Heart Frame Die as my Focal Image!! Instead of using the Frame I just cut it away so I use just the Row of Hearts!! I Die Cut several from some White Cardstock and then several from some Simple Stories Blooms and Grow Patterned Paper!! I wanted the Heart to be Wood Grained and I Die Cut it using a Hero Arts Layering Die Set (using the 3 largest Heart in the Set) I also knew I wanted a Stamped background to play off of the Folk Art Feel!! So I used the Pocket Swirl Detail Stamp from the Denim & Daisies Stamp Set and stamped it in Light Blue Hero Arts Chalk Ink!! Then I took some Small Hearts from both the Love-Struck Stamp Set and the Needle Little Love Stamp Set!! I wanted some Dots too so I used a couple Tri Dot Images from both the Lovely Thoughts Stamp Set and the Blossoming Buds Stamp Set then a Single Dot Image from the Holly Jolly Stamp Set!! I also Stamped, Embossed my Sentiment and an Arrow from the Love-Struck Stamp Set and used the Coordinating Love-Struck Die Set to Die Cut the Arrow out!! After Stamping the background I decided to add a Piece of Vellum to Mute it a little and then I thought I needed something so I decided to add some Black Acrylic Paint Splatters on top of the Vellum and I LOVE the way it looks!! So much Dimension without a lot of bulk!! I added the Heart Focal Image on top with some Foam Tape!! Then added the Stamped and Embossed Sentiment Strip!! I added a Burlap Twined Button to the Center of the Arrow and my Card was done!! SQUEAL!! I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the way it turned out and hope you do too!!??  =)
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
I'm also linking up to the
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes!!  =)
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Cupcake Inspirations 396 - CAT Themed Challenge w/ Newton's Nook Designs!! =)

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HELLO!!
Today I'm here with Newton's Nook Designs for the New Cupcake Inspirations 396 - CAT Themed Challenge!!
Have you heard of the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!!?? Newton's Nook Designs
is sponsoring the Cupcake Inspirations 396 - CAT Themed Challenge!!  We'd LOVE for you head over to their Blog and play along for a chance to WIN$25 Store Credit to the Newton's Nook Designs Store!! How AWESOME is that!!?? SQUEAL!!  =)
For each Challenge they post a YUMMY Cupcake Inspiration Photo and Color Combo for you to be INSPIRED by!! Who doesn't LIKE Cupcakes, right!??
The Current Challenge going up today features CAT Cupcakes and the theme is to use a Cat in your Project!! EASY with ALL of those AMAZING Newton's Nook Designs Images available RIGHT!!??  I've used the New Newton Loves Cake Stamp Set since it features BOTH a Cat and a Cupcake!! Although the challenge doesn't specifiy that you needed to use Cupcakes I just couldn't resist using this SWEET Image!!  I colored the Image with Spectrum Noir Markers and trimmed out the image using the coordinating Newton Loves Cake Die Set!! I added some Tonic Nuvo Drops in Morning Dew to the Cupcake Liner and the Sprinkls to add some Texture!! I also added some Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Marker to add some Sparkle too!! To create the card,  I cut out a couple Waffle Flower Die Cuts to create a Frame!! I used Distress Inks to color the Frame and the Background of the Frame and then added some Water Splatters for Texture!! I also added some Distress Ink Splatters to the Background of the Card Base!!  I then stamped the "Happy Birthday" Sentiment, also from the Newton Loves Cake Stamp Set!!  I added some Iridescent Sequins from Lucy's Cards and my Card was finished!!
 
I'm also playing along with the New Inky Paws Challenge #41 Color Challenge
Create a project using Mint, Pink, Yellow, and White!!
So if you'd like to play along with BOTH Challenges you'll have DOUBLE the chances to WIN!! =) You can find out more about how to play along by visiting the Inky Paws Challenge Blog!!
And I'm Playing along with the
 
HOPE you'll JOIN in ALL of the FUN for some chances to WIN!!  =)
I CAN'T WAIT to see wait you create!! =)
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs February Release ~ "Newton Loves Cake"!!

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Happy Thursday and Welcome to the last day of the New Newton's Nook Designs February Release!! Today we're showcasing the New "Newton Loves Cake" Stamp Set + Coordinating Die Set!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE these New Images and think you will too!! Let's take a Look at the FULL Sets, Sold Separately available Friday February 17th, 2017!!
I've made a SWEET Birthday Card for today!! I used Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers and colored my Images after I Stamped and Embossed them onto Distress Water Color Paper!! I then used the Coordinating Dies to Die Cut the out and created a SWEET Scene using a Paper Trey Ink Die for the Frame and the New NND Land Borders Die Set to create the Ground for my Image!! I used Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to Ink the Background and then I added Water Droplets for some texture!! I used Nuvo Tonic Morning Dew Drops on the Sprinkles on the Cup Cake and on the Party Hat to add even more Interest and I LOVE the way it turned out!!  =)

Would you like to win the Beautiful Spring" 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 February 16th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 17th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you've had a FABULUS WEEK!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA    =)

Paper Sweeties February Release Rewind!! =)

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HELLO!!
I'm here to share the New Paper Sweeties February Release!!
We have the Sweetest Little Set this Month with coordinating Sweet Cuts Dies just in time for ALL of those Spring/Easter Projects you want to make!! I've used the Basket Add-on: Hoppy Easter and the Coordinating Basket Add-on: Hoppy Easter Sweet Cuts along with the for my Car today!!
SQUEAL!! Here's a look at he ENTIRE Release this Month!! =)
I've created a SWEET Gift Tag and a Card for today!! Although this would be PERFECT for Easter, I think it could also be used Year Round!!
For more inspiration Please visit the rest of the AMAZING DT Blogs!!
Nancy Salkeld
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)
 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs February Release ~ Beautiful Spring Stamp Set!! =)

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Happy Wednesday and Welcome to Day 2 of the New Newton's Nook Designs February Release!! Today we're showcasing the New "Beautiful Spring" Stamp Set + Coordinating Die Set!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE these New Images and think you will too!! Let's take a Look at the FULL Sets, Sold Separately available Friday February 17th, 2017!!
                                SQUEAL!! =) I told you!! So SWEET Right!!??
I decided to make a SWEET Spring Scene using several of the AMAZING NND Stamp Sets!!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE being able to use my Older stamp Sets with the New Stamp Sets and this one is one of those EXTREMELY Versatile Sets and I REALLY think your going to LOVE using it!!
I wanted to use the Bunny Hop Stamp Set, Beautiful Wings Stamp Set along with the Hello Spring Stamp Set to create a SWEET Spring Scene with the New Beautiful Spring Stamp Set!! I LOVE the way all of the Images work together!! I've also used the New Land Borders Die Set to create the Grass from some Lawn Fawn Cardstock!! I Stamped ad Embossed all of the Images and used Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers to Color my Images and then I Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment!! I wanted an Inked Background so I used Distress Inks in (Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire) Then I added water droplets for some Texture!! I used Foam Tape to add dimension to the Images and my Card was done!! 

Would you like to win the Beautiful Spring" 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 February 16th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 17th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you'll come back tomorrow for a look at the New Beautiful Spring Stamp Set + Coordinating Die Set!! You WON'T want to miss it!! 
Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! 
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA    =)

Paper Sweeties February Release Party!! =)

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HELLO!!
I'm here to share the New Paper Sweeties February Release!!
We have the Sweetest Little Set this Month with coordinating Sweet Cuts Dies just in time for ALL of those Spring/Easter Projects you want to make!! I've used the Basket Add-on: Hoppy Easter and the Coordinating Basket Add-on: Hoppy Easter Sweet Cuts along with the for my Car today!!
SQUEAL!! Here's a look at he ENTIRE Release this Month!! =)
I've created a SWEET Gift Tag for today!! Although this would be PERFECT for Easter, I think it could also be used Year Round!! Think about changing out the Eggs for a Pile of Presents for a Birthday Tag, or some Flowers for Mother's Day!! The possibilities are endless!!
I Stamped and Embossed the Bunny Image onto some Gingham Patterned Paper from MFT!! Then I added some Soft Pink to the Cheeks and Ears and some Grey Dots for some texture using some Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers!! I added the Sweet Bow that I covered in some Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen!! I colored the Eggs and added some White Gel Pen Details!! Then I added a Carrot and some Die Cut Grass to finish off the Scene!! I added another Die Cut Tag from some Gingam Patterned Paper and then Stamped and  Embossed the Sentiment on it and added my Twine and the Tulle Bow and my Tag is ready for a SWEET Easter Gift!!                         
 
For more inspiration Please visit the rest of the AMAZING DT Blogs!!
Nancy Salkeld
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs February Release ~ "Newton's Pot of Gold"!!

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Happy Tuesday and Welcome to Day 1 of the New Newton's Nook Designs February Release!! Today we're showcasing the New "Newton's Pot of Gold" Stamp Set and the Land Borders Die Set!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE these New Images and think you will too!! Let's take a Look at the FULL Sets, Sold Separately available Friday February 17th, 2017!!

                                     SQUEAL!! =) I told you!! So SWEET Right!!??
I decided to create a LUCKY to have you Friend Card!!

Would you like to win the Newton’s Pot of Gold” 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 February 16th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 17th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you'll come back tomorrow for a look at the New Beautiful Spring Stamp Set + Coordinating Die Set!! You WON'T want to miss it!! 
Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! 
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA    =)

Paper Sweeties February Release Sneak Peeks!!

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HELLO!!
I'm here to share the New Paper Sweeties February Release!!
We have the Sweetest Little Set this Month with coordinating Sweet Cuts Dies just in time for ALL of those Spring/Easter Projects you want to make!! I've used the Basket Add-on: Hoppy Easter and the Coordinating Basket Add-on: Hoppy Easter Sweet Cuts along with the Stitched Tags #1 Sweet Cuts for my Car today!!

For more inspiration Please visit the rest of the AMAZING DT Blogs!!
Nancy Salkeld
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Friday, February 10, 2017

Sweet Chocolate Covered Strawberry Sugar Cookies with Newton's Nook Designs!! =)

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HELLO & HAPPY Friday!!  =)
I'm up on the Newton's Nook Designs Blog!! I wanted to share the SWEET Teacher Gifts I've made for Backett and Greyson's Teachers this Year!! If you follow me on my Blog or my Social Media you'll know that I've been making Sugar Cookies with a New Set of Cookie Cutters from Sweet Sugarbelle and American Crafts!! I just LOVE them!! So when I saw the Strawberry Cookie Cutter I just KNEW I had to use it along with the SWEET Newton's Nook Designs Love & Chocolate Stamp Set to create something Sweet for Valentine's Day!!
I've used a Kraft Fruit Container along with some Iridescent Tissue Paper for my Container!! Then I added 4 of the Covered Strawberry Sugar Cookies to each Container!! I Stamped and Embossed the Tag using the Tag Sampler Stamp Set and then Die Cut it out using the Coordination Tags Times Two Die Set!! I Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment from the Party Pops Stamp Set!! I Stamped and Embossed the Covered Strawberry Image form the Love & Chocolate Stamp Set and then Die Cut it out using the Coordinating Love & Chocolate Die Set!! I used my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers to Color the Strawberry (CR10, CR11 and CR5 for the Strawberry Body, Pear Green Colorista Marker, DC3 and JG6 for the Green Top and IG1, IG2 and IG6 for the Chocolate Coating) I also added some Clear Sparkle Pen over the Top and then added some Black Gel Pen to the Seeds for some extra Dimension!! I LOVE the way I turned out!!  I also Stamped and Embossed a Small Heart from the Darling Duos Stamp Set and Die Cut it out using the coordinating Darling Hearts Die Set!! I wanted a Sweet Bow to add so I Die Cut the Reverse Confetti Layered Bow Die from some Pink and Red Felt and layered it together adding a Vintage Button to the Center of the Bow and my Treats were done!! =) I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way they turned out and I hope I've INSPIRED you to create some SWEET Homemade Treats in a CUTE Container for someone SPECIAL in your Life for Valentine's Day this Year!!
THANKS S MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

I'm also playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: CUTE

and the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Young at Heart
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA    =)