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!! 
  Pebbles Inc. COZY AND BRIGHT 6x6 Inch Paper Pad 733941 zoom image
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   =) 

October Calling All Sistahs Reminder Blog Post!!

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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!! 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 wanted to CELEBRATE Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a BEAUTIFUL and SOFT Card!! So when I found this Pink Vellum in my stash I KNEW I had to use it!! I also wanted to a =dd some Flowers as they make me HAPPY and I LOVE the POP of Color coming from the Ribbon!! I Die Cut the Ribbon into my Card Front and backed it using the Floral Patterned Paper!! Then I adhered the Pink Vellum over top after I Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment!! A few Pretty Pink Posh Pink Jewels finishes off my Design!! 

Don't forget to use coupon code: cas-comfort at checkout for 15% off your order!! =)



THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and PLEASE CHECK yourself!!
Early Detection is the BEST Prevention!! I hope you'll join us tomorrow for the NEW 
Calling All Sistahs October Challenge CAS18!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! 

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)