Wednesday, October 31, 2018

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps November Release 2018 ~ Merry Christmas Fri-Dies & Happy Hanukkah Fri-Dies!!

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HELLO CRAFTY FRIENDS!!
I'm here today with Day 4 of the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps November Release 2018!!
Today we're showcasing the NEW Merry Christmas  Fir Dies & Happy Hanukkah Fri-Dies Sets!! 
I LOVE how FUN it is to be able to use those AMAZING Holiday Patterned Papers that we have just by adding a BEAUTIFUL Sentiment and some other little details!! This Patterned Paper is from the Cozy & Bright Pebbles Inc. 6x6 Pad!! I Die Cut it to fit my A2 Cards base and then added some Metallic Silver Distress Paint Splatters!! I also added some Silver Snowflake Sequins and some Pretty Pink Posh Silver Jewels for the center of the Snowflake Sequins!! The Sentiment was Die Cut 4 times from some Grey Cardstock and stacked together!! Then I Die Cut the top layer from some Therm O Web Deco Foil Toner Sheets that I Foiled with some Rebekah Meier Designs Vintage Tin Foil!! I LOVE the Vintage Feel of this Card!! 

I repeated the same Process as above, just chose a different Patterned Paper to use!! These are Super  EASY to make and think how much FUN you would have being able to use ALL of those Papers you may be hoarding!!??   (Wink Wink)

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you'll come back tomorrow for Day 5 of the Release!!

I'm also linking up:

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA    =)

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps November Release 2018 ~ Mistletoe Fri-Dies!!

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HELLO CRAFTY FRIENDS!!
I'm here today with Day 3 of the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps November Release 2018!!
Today we're showcasing the NEW Mistletoe Fri-Dies!! These Dies coordinate with the previously released Mistletoe & Holly Stamp Set!! 

This is such a BEAUTIFUL Set!! There are SO MANY options too!! 
I decided to share a Gift Tag today!! I KNOW if you're like me Holiday Gifts and Cards are on you mind and I LOVE to give Gift Cards for the Holidays to Special People in our lives!! I think Gift Bags and Decorative Gift Tags fit the bill!! So I started by creating my Gift Bag using a Mama Elephant Die cut from some Chalkboard Patterned Paper!! Then I Die Cut the Tag from the Tag Buddies Fri-Dies Set!! I Die Cut the largest one from some Lawn Fawn Patterned Paper and then Die Cut the Smaller one from some White Cardstock!! I inked the background of the White Cardstock with some Tumbled Glass and Lucky Clover Distress Ink to match the same hue as the Patterned Paper!! I wanted it to be lighter though!! Added some Water Droplets for some texture and then added the Mistletoe Image I that I Stamped, Embossed and Die Cut out!! I color it with Copic Markers and added some Silver Glitter Gel Pen to the berries for a shadow!! I used Tonic Studios in Morning Dew to add dimension and Shine to the Berries and the Red Bow!! I Red Seam Binding Bow adds the PERFECT finishing touch!! 

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you'll come back tomorrow for Day 4 of the Release!!

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA    =)

Monday, October 29, 2018

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps November Release 2018 ~ Dashing Stamp Set & Snow Fri-Dies!!

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HELLO CRAFTY FRIENDS!! 
I'm here today with Day 2 of the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps November Release 2018!!
Today we're showcasing the NEW Dashing Stamp Set & coordinating Snow Fri-Dies!! 
I've created this BEAUTIFUL 3-D Snowflake Card for today!! I started with this Red Snowflake Patterned Paper by Pebbles Inc. Then I added some Picket Fence Distress Paint Splatters!! I Die Cut several of the Snowflakes from the Flurry Fri-Die Set and the Funky Flakes Fri-Dies Set!! I Die Cut them from Vellum, Gold Pearl Glitter Cardstock that I made using some WoW Gold Pearl Glitter Embossing Powder and some Therm O Web Toner Sheets that I foiled with Red Deco Foil!! For the Center of the Snowflakes I Stamped and Embossed the Snowflake Images from the NEW Dashing Stamp Set with some WoW Gold Pearl Glitter Embossing Powder and then Die Cut them out using 1/2 inch and 3/4 inch Circle Dies!! I finished them off using some Pretty Pink Posh Gold Jewels!! For the Sentiment I Stamped and Embossed the "Let It" using Versa Mark Ink and Clear Embossing Powder!! I wanted it to be subtle, but thought the Ice look was a PERFECT compliment to the Snowflakes!! I Die Cut the "Snow" Sentiment from the Cardbase and then Die Cut 4 layers of Cardstock and layered the all together, creating a Raised Inlaid Design!! I Coated the top layer with Versa Mark and Clear Embossing Powder to make it appear like Ice as well and I LOVE the way it turned out!! A few Snowflake Sequins finish off the Design!! 

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you'll come back tomorrow for Day 3 of the Release!!

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA    =)

Sunday, October 28, 2018

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps November Release 2018 ~ Big Hope Fri-Die!!

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Hello Crafty Friends!! 
I'm here today with Day 1 of the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps November Release 2018!!
Today we're CELEBRATING the 3rd Year Anniversary of Michele's Cancer Free with the Release of the Big Hope Fri-Die!! It MEANS ALOT and so does the message of making sure that we're all being Proactive and getting our Mammograms done!! They SAVE LIVES!!



For my Card today I've used the BEAUTIFUL NEW Big Hope Die and cut it from some Therm O Web Toner Sheets that I Foiled with some Rebekah Meier Designs Transfer Foil in Vintage Tin!! I LOVE it!! Then I layered it with 4 Black Cardstock Die Cuts to make it POP off the Card!! I used the Word Ribbon Stamp Set to Stamp the rest of my Sentiment Stamping and Embossing it to make it POP as well!! I used the Ballerina Image from the Sugar Plum Fairy Stamp Set and Stamped and Embossed her using some WoW Embossing Powder in Red Glitter!! I used the Ballerina Fri-Dies to Die Cut her out!! SNEAK PEEK For the background I Stamped and Embossed the Snowflakes from the NEW Dashing Stamp Set (well be showcasing it tomorrow)!! I added some Lucky Clover Distress Ink over the Sentiment and the Snowflakes to make the POP and to add some Color!! Water Droplets add some Texture!! I also added some Black Soot and Picket Fence Distress Paint Splatters to add some Texture resembling Snow!! To finish it off I added some Pretty Pink Posh Silver Jewels to the center of the Snowflakes!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way it turned out and I hope you remember to Check yourself!

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you'll come back tomorrow for Day 2 of the Release!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA    =)

Friday, October 19, 2018

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps & Coffee Loving Cardmakers Collaboration Blog Hop!!

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Hello Crafty Friends!!
Happy Friday!!
Today I'm here with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog DT to share some Coffee Themed inspiration!! You also have a chance to WIN 1 of 3 $25.00 Gift Certificates to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Store!!

So Grab a Cup of your FAVORITE Beverage and Hop Along with us!!
You should be coming here from Nora Noll's Blog!!
(if not just Click the Links below to Hop along)
I started by creating a BEAUTIFUL Fall Background!! I didn't have the Patterned Paper I wanted, so I created my own using the Falling Leaves Stencil from Newton's Nook Designs and some Distress Inks!! (Candie Apple, Barn Door, Carved Pumpkin, Rusty Hinge, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint and Forest Moss) I Embossed over the Leaves with some WoW Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder and then I was able to apple Tumbled Glass Distress Ink over my entire background!! Then I Die Cut 3 Circles, one from Dark Brown Woodgrain Patterned Paper, One from Kraft Cardstock and one from White Cardstock!! I inked the background of the White Cardstock Circle with Tumbled lass Distress Ink to make it match my Background!! Then adhered them all together!! 
I used the CAS-ual Fridays Coffee Cup Fri-Dies to Die Cut my Coffee Mug from some Patterned Paper!! I inked the edges with some Hickoy Smoke Distress Ink to make it POP off the background and used Copic Markers to Color the Coffee inside of the Cup!! Then added some Tonic Studios Morning Dew Nuvo Drops over the top to make it look more like Coffee!! I wanted to add a Sunflower so I Stamped and Embossed the Flower form the Pretty Posies Stamp Set and then used the coordinating Posies Fri-Dies to Die Cut it out!! I Colored it with Copic Markers and then added some Morning Dew Nuvo Drops to the center of the Flower for a more realistic look!! The Leaves were Stamped and Embossed using the Peaceful Garden Stamp Set and colored with Copic Markers before I Die Cut them out using the Garden Fri-Die Set!! I Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment onto a Dark Brown Woodgrain Patterned Paper Banner using the "Happy Thoughts" Sentiment also from the Peaceful Garden Stamp Set in WoW White Embossing Powder!! I LOVE the way it turned out!! FALL is my FAVORITE Season, so this just makes me HAPPY!! 😄

THANKS SO MUCH for joining us today!! I hope you'll hop along and comment to WIN 1 of 3 $25.00 Gift Certificates to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Store!! Commenting to close on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 11:55 pm pacific.  Winners to be posted on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps + Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog on Saturday, October 27th.
Just follow the links below!!
Happy Hopping!! 
Your next stop will be Shona Chambers Blog !!

Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Newton's Nook Designs October Release ~ Slothy Christmas, Happy Howl-idays, Mistle Toad & Fleece Navidad!! =)

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Hello!!
          SQUEAL!!
         I'm here with Day 4 of the 
.                            Today we're showcasing the NEW  
  "Slothy ChristmasStamp Set, "Happy Howl-idaysStamp Set, "Mistle ToadStamp Set, and "Fleece NavidadStamp Set coordinating Dies!!
                  Let's take a look at the AWESOME New Products!!
For my first Card I've used the "Slothy ChristmasStamp Set!! It just makes me SMILE!! The images and Sentiments are PERFECT!! As soon as I saw the Sentiment "ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS A NAP" I KNEW I had to use it!! I had just received the Pebbles Inc. Cozy & Bright 6x6 Paper Pad!! 
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How PERFECT!! There's the CUTEST Sloth Patterned Paper!! So I decided to use the NEW "Ornamental Shaker" Die Set revealed yesterday here to create a FUN Shaker Card!! 
I Stamped and Embossed the Image and used Copic Markers to Color it in!! 
For the Background I've used the NEW Music Stencil!! SWOON!! One off my FAVORITES for this Release!! I used Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and then used Antique Linen to ink the Stencil!! I wanted to add some Textured Snow so I Splattered my background with some Picket Fence Distress Paint and then poured Distress Rock Candy Glitter over the top of it!! Then I heat Set it and the results are SO AWESOME!! 
I Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment onto the bottom of my Card!! Then added the Framework Die Set postage edged panel cut from some Kraft Cardstock!! 
I then created my Ornamental Shaker Element!! I Die Cut the Sloth Patterned Paper and added some Snowflake Sequins, Sparkling Clear Sequins and some Vintage Gold Glass Glitter!! For the Finishing Details I added the Pine and Holly Leaves that were Die Cut from the Pines & Holly Die Set to add them along the top of the Ornament!! I used some Therm O Web Toner Sheet to Foil using Silver Deco Foil and Die Cut it for the Ornament Topper!! Then used some We R Memory Keepers Wire and Wire Jig to create the Ornament Hook!! I also added some of the Distress Rock Candy Glitter to the Brim and Pom-Pom of the Hat!! In real life its the PERFECT Finishing touch!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way this Card turned out!! 
 


For my Second Card I Started by Die Cutting Several of the MERRY and BRIGHT Words from the NEW "Holiday GreetingsDies!! I adhered them to my Focal Panel to create a Background!! Then added some Snowflake Sequins in the open areas!! I added some Tonic Studios Glitter Blizzard Drops to the center of the Snowflake Sequins!! 
I Stamped and Embossed the SWEET Image and used Copic Markers to Color it!! I Paper pieced the Scarf using some Lawn Fawn Rainbow Patterned Paper and used the same Paper for my Cardbase!! A Frame Die Cut from Black Cardstock using the Frames & Flags Die Set was used to Frame up my Focal Panel!! 

Would you like to win the "Slothy ChristmasStamp Set or the "Happy Howl-idaysStamp Set!!??
We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set! 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 October 18th @ 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 19th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today!! 
The New Products will be available tomorrow Friday October 19th!! 
Don't forget to visit the NND Blog tomorrow to see if you're one of the LUCKY Winners 
and to shop the NEW Release!!   
Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Calling All Sistahs October Encouragement Challenge CAS18

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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 Project I've made for the NEW 
Calling All Sistahs October Encouragement Challenge CAS18!!

I've used the Tag Buddies Fri-Dies to create my Focal Element!! Die Cutting from Patterned Paper and some Pink Vellum!! I Stamped and Embossed the Image and Sentiments onto the Tags using some Brown Embossing Powder!!! I layered them together and added a Pink Bow to the Top of the Tags!! I Inked my Cardbase with some Spun Sugar Distress Ink and added some Gathered Twigs Distress Ink Splatters!! I LOVE the way it turned out and HOPE you'll join us this month!! 


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!! =) 

                THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you'll join for the 

CAN'T WAIT to see what you create!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Newton's Nook Designs October Release ~ Holiday Stockings, Ornamental Wishes & Ornamental Shaker Die Set!!

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Hello!!
          SQUEAL!!
         I'm here with Day 3 of the 
.                            Today we're showcasing the NEW  
 "Holiday StockingsStamp Set + coordinating Dies and "Ornamental WishesStamp Set +Ornament Shaker Die Set!!!!
                  Let's take a look at the AWESOME New Products!!
 
 
For my Card today I knew I wanted to create a Garland Cluster to ground my Stockings!! So I used the NND Pines & Holly Die Set and Die Cut them from 3 different shades of Cardstock for some interest!! I Stamped and Embossed the Stocking Images and Die Cut them out using the coordinating NND Stylish Stocking Die Set!! Then I used Copic Markers to Color them in!! I added touches on Tonic Studio Shimmer Pen and Morning Dew Nuvo Drops for Dimension to the Carrot Nose, Scarf, Tree and the Penguins Beak and Feet!!
For my Sentiment I Stamped and Embossed it onto an Oval Die Cut and Embossed it using WoW Glitter Embossing Powder in Gold Pearl Glitter!! Then added some Scattered Straw Distress Ink to make it POP!! For the Foiled Bows I Die Cut the Bows from the NND Pines & Holly Die Set from some Therm O Web Toner Sheets and then Foiled them using Red Deco Foil!! I LOVE the way they dress those Darling Stocking up!! For even MORE Holiday Cheer I added a Mini Jingel Bell to the center of the Bows using some iCraft by Therm O Web Bling Zots!!  

For my Background I started by Inking the center area with some Scattered Straw Distress Ink!! I added some Water Droplets for extra dimension and heat set!! Then I used the NEW Petite Snow Stencil and stenciled it using my FAVORITE Therm O Web Transfer Gel using a Tonic Studio Pallet knife!! I removed the Stencil and covered the Gel with Distress Rock Candy Glitter!! Then set it aside to dry!! Its SO PRETTY!! 

Here's a close up look at the Pines & Holly Die Set!! Its a STAPLE for me during the Holidays as I use them ALOT!! 

Would you like to win the "Holiday StockingsStamp Set or the "Ornamental WishesStamp Set!!??
We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set! 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 October 18th @ 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 19th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today!! Come back tomorrow for a look at the NEW "Slothy ChristmasStamp Set, "Happy Howl-idaysStamp Set, "Mistle Toad" Stamp Set,  and "Fleece Navidad" Stamp Set coordinating Dies!!
The New Products will be available Friday October 19th!! 
Don't forget to visit the NND Blog tomorrow to see if you're one of the LUCKY Winners and to shop the NEW Release!!   
Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)