Monday, August 3, 2020

Beach House Therapy Treat Box Celebrating Paper Sweeties 8th Anniversary!!

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HELLO CRAFTY FRIENDS

In honor of Paper Sweeties 8th Anniversary and to show our appreciation to our loyal customers, we have a ton of specials, sales, giveaways, contest and MORE going on all month long!!
This Gift Box is alittle more Time consuming, but WORTH it for that SPECIAL someone!! I've used the Sweet Cuts Treat Box Die along with the Treat Box Add-on: Home & Garden Stamp and Die Set to create my own Beach House Treat Box!! SWOON!! I LOVE how it turned out!! I went with a Beachy Color theme and colored everything with Copic Markers!! The only patterned paper I used is the Text Simple Stories Paper for the main part of the Beach House!! I added touches of Glitter Nuvo Drops for some extra Dimension and Sparkle and embossed the Mini Tag with some WoW Red Glitter Embossing Powder!! A Die Cut Anchor and some Strawberry Seam Binding finish off the Design!! 
We are celebrating Paper Sweeties 8th Anniversary ALL month long!! Debbie started this ‘sweet’ product line in August of 2012, and she can hardly believe that it’s already been 8 years of creativity, sharing and FUN!!  In honor of this momentous occasion, Paper Sweeties is giving their valued fans and customers a few ways to join in on the celebration!!

August 1st through 31st!

1.  WIN A $50 SHOPPING SPREE AT PAPER SWEETIES!
Visit our blog (here) and bookmark our site so you can find us quickly and keep up to date on all posts!  We will be sharing a 'hidden letter' on the Paper Sweeties company blog each day that we post throughout the month.  Read all of our August blog posts and find the hidden letter in each post.  After you have retrieved all the hidden letters, unscramble them to reveal the secret word.  Once you have solved the puzzle and figured out what the secret word is, contact us with your answer.  The FIRST person to contact us with the CORRECT secret word will WIN A $50 SHOPPING SPREE at Paper Sweeties ... but NOTE, you cannot submit your guess until we announce that the final 'hidden letter' has been shared!

2.  RECEIVE 25% OFF YOUR ENTIRE FULL-PRICE PURCHASE of $50+ AND HELP YOUR FAVORITE CREATIVE DESIGNER WIN BIG TOO!
Visit each of our talented Creative Designer's individual blogs where they will be sharing a 'unique coupon code' for 25% off your entire full-price purchase of $50 or more!  We will be keeping track of the unique coupon codes redeemed throughout the month and tallying the totals at the end of the month.  Be sure to support your favorite Paper Sweeties Creative Designer, because the designer with the most coupons redeemed will be earning a $50 gift certificate to the restaurant/store of their choice OR a $100 shopping spree at Paper Sweeties!

MY CODE: Larissa8

3.  EARN A $50 SHOPPING SPREE AT PAPER SWEETIES!
Purchase a minimum of $50 (product total must be at least $50 AFTER any coupons have been redeemed) during the month of August either through our e-commerce shop or in person from our She Shed during our August Day Crops.  For EACH $50 you spend in August, your name will be added to a basket and one name will be drawn on September 1st to be the winner of a $50 shopping spree at Paper Sweeties!

4. EARN A FREE STAMP SET!
All Paper Sweeties DOLLS and DOLL OUTFITS are BUY 3 GET 1 FREE during the month of August!  Please leave us a comment on your order form to let us know the name of the FREE doll or outfit stamp set you'd like as your prize!

5.  Receive 50% off our SALE and/or RETIRING SOON CATEGORIES!
As always, save BIG on clearance products being retired to make room for new goodies coming soon!  ALL Planner sets are included in this half off SALE!
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA 

Friday, July 31, 2020

You're one in a Melon w/ Newton's Nook Designs!!

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HELLO CRAFTY FRIENDS!! 

You're One in a Melon by Larissa Heskett for Newton's Nook Designs using Newton's Melon, Woodland Picnic, Tumbling Hearts Stencil and Fancy Edges Tag Die  #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #newtonsmelon #woodlandpicnic #watermelongiftset
I'm up on the Newton's Nook Blog today sharing this SWEET Gift Set!! I was INSPIRED by a FUN Stenciled Card created by @Kaydemonbren8!! This is what I created after looking through my stash!! I LOVE the way it turned out and I hope you do too!!?? 
I Started by creating my Watermelon Background!! I sprayed the back side of the Tumbling Hearts Stencil with some Pixie Spray and then placed it over the Cardbase!! I mixed together Black Ice Metallix Gel with some White Glitz Glitter Gel for some Sparkle and applied it over the Tumbling Heart Stencil using a Stencil Pal!! I removed the Stenciled Panel and set it aside to dry!! Once it was dry I inked over the Panel using Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick and then Spun Sugar Distress Oxide Inks!! I wanted an Ombre` Color!! Now as you can see by inking after the Stenciled Hearts get Inked, but I was okay with this as Real Seeds in a Watermelon aren't BRIGHT Black!! If this bothers you though, just Ink with the Pink Distress Oxide Inks and Stencil afterwards!! Either way I think makes a REALLY FUN Background design!! 
You're One in a Melon by Larissa Heskett for Newton's Nook Designs using Newton's Melon, Woodland Picnic, Tumbling Hearts Stencil and Fancy Edges Tag Die  #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #newtonsmelon #woodlandpicnic #watermelongiftset
I wanted a Foiled Rind so I Cut a strip of Deco Foil Toner Sheets and Foiled it with some Gina K Designs Fancy Foils in Glittering Green!! I cut the strip and then adhered it to the Inked Watermelon panel!! I absolutely LOVE the way it turned out!! 
You're One in a Melon by Larissa Heskett for Newton's Nook Designs using Newton's Melon, Woodland Picnic, Tumbling Hearts Stencil and Fancy Edges Tag Die  #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #newtonsmelon #woodlandpicnic #watermelongiftset
I Stamped and Embossed the SWEET Bear Image from the Woodland Picnic Stamp Set and used Copic Markers to Color it in!! I used the coordinating Woodland Picnic Dies to Die Cut the Image out and then adhered it to my Card panel using some Foam Tape!! I Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment from the Newton's Melon Set!! I added some White and Black Gel Pen Details and some Morning Dew Nuvo Drops and Glitter Pen for some Sparkle and Shine!! Then a few Iridescent Jewels finishes off the Design!! 
You're One in a Melon by Larissa Heskett for Newton's Nook Designs using Newton's Melon, Woodland Picnic, Tumbling Hearts Stencil and Fancy Edges Tag Die  #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #newtonsmelon #woodlandpicnic #watermelongiftset
 I created the SWEET Coordinating Tag using the Fancy Edges Tag Die Set!! I inked the background with some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and then applied the Stenciled Watermelon Strip and a Strip of the Foiled Rind!! I adhered the Bear Image with some Foam Tape and then Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment and finished off with some of the Iridescent Jewels!! 
You're One in a Melon by Larissa Heskett for Newton's Nook Designs using Newton's Melon, Woodland Picnic, Tumbling Hearts Stencil and Fancy Edges Tag Die  #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #newtonsmelon #woodlandpicnic #watermelongiftset
 I adhered the Tag to a Burlap Gift Bag and added a Pink Bow!! I think this SWEET Gift Set would be the PERFECT way to send a THANK YOU to someone SPECIAL!! Or change the sentiment and it would work for a SWEET Birthday Gift!! I hope I've INSPIRED you!! 

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! 

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA
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Friday, July 24, 2020

I like you Cat-itude w/ Newton's Nook Designs!!

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HELLO CRAFTY FRIENDS!! 
HAPPY Friday!! Who's ready for the Weekend!!?? I am, it's Fair Weekend so we have LOTS going on and I'm bracing myself for just 3 more weeks of FUN with my boys before School starts!! I'm really NOT ready!! 
I'm up on the Newton's Nook Designs Blog today sharing a really NEAT Technique I call Negative Stenciling!! I came up with it after wanting to use the Negative pieces after I Deco Foil Flock a project!! 
I Like Your Cat-itude by Larissa Heskett created for Newton's Nook Designs using the Meow Stencil, Frames & Flags Die Set, Cat-itude Stamp Set and Frames Squared Die Set along with Therm O Web Deco Foil, Deco Foil Flock and Transfer Gel Duo!! #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #meowstencil #catitude #thermoweb #decofoil #decofoilflock
Here's the Card I've created for today!! I had a Negative piece of White Latte Deco Foil Flock that I had left over after creating another Card!! I didn't want to wast the entire sheet of Deco Foil Flock, so I decided to try and Stencil over the Negative space and these are the results!! SWOON!! It's hard to see in the photos, but the Negative Stenciled design is Inlaid into the Deco Foil Flock Sheet!! In real life it looks so AWESOME and I'm sure the recipients will look at it and WONDER!!?? How did they do that!!?? 
I Like Your Cat-itude by Larissa Heskett created for Newton's Nook Designs using the Meow Stencil, Frames & Flags Die Set, Cat-itude Stamp Set and Frames Squared Die Set along with Therm O Web Deco Foil, Deco Foil Flock and Transfer Gel Duo!! #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #meowstencil #catitude #thermoweb #decofoil #decofoilflock
First step is to spray the back of your Meow Stencil with some Pixie Spray!! Then place it over the Negative Deco Foil Flock Sheet lining up the Stenciled Design!! Then Stencil over the Design with some Deco Foil Transfer Gel Duo using a Stencil Pal!! Remove the Stencil and set the panel aside to dry!! Once completely Dry I used the Rainbow Shattered Glass Deco Foil Sheets to Foil over the Stenciled Design!! I removed the Deco Foil Film and this is the AMAZING Result!! I just LOVE how AWESOME it looks!! 
I Like Your Cat-itude by Larissa Heskett created for Newton's Nook Designs using the Meow Stencil, Frames & Flags Die Set, Cat-itude Stamp Set and Frames Squared Die Set along with Therm O Web Deco Foil, Deco Foil Flock and Transfer Gel Duo!! #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #meowstencil #catitude #thermoweb #decofoil #decofoilflock
I Die Cut the Panel and then added the Frames and Flags Scalloped Die Cut Frame from some Black Cardstock!! I Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment from the Cat-itude Stamp Set!! Onto a Circle Cut from the Frames Squared Die Set and backed it with a Black Cardstock Circle then I added a Mini Clay Heart to finish off the Design!! I really hope you'll give this Technique a try!! The final results are HARD to to BEAT!! 

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS Weekend!! 

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   πŸ’—

Friday, July 17, 2020

Newton's Nook Designs 7 Year Blog Hop & SALE!!

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HELLO!!
 I'm here for the Newton's Nook Designs 7 Year Blog Hop & SALE!! Who feels like CELEBRATING!! So EXCITED to help Newton's Nook Designs CELEBRATE their 7th Year of AMAZING Products and FUN!!
You Are Simply Mermazing by Larissa Heskett for Newton's Nook Designs  #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #purrmaid #manateerific #narlymermaids
My Card is a Shaker Card!! I LOVE to make Shaker Cards!! Building a scene that mixes both New and Older Stamp Sets!! Its FUN to look through your stash and bring NEW life to some of the Images you might not have used in awhile!! I started by Stamping and Embossing the Images from the Newton's Nook Designs Purr-Maid Newton Stamp SetNarly Mermaids and Manatee-rific!! I colored the Images using Copic Markers!!
You Are Simply Mermazing by Larissa Heskett for Newton's Nook Designs  #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #purrmaid #manateerific #narlymermaids

Newton: E40, E43, E47
Mermaid Tail:
Starfish:
Angel Fish:
Seahorse: YR00, YR02,        V01, V06, V12
Purple Fish: V01, V06
Sea Shell: E40, E43, E44


Then I used some Distress Oxide Inks in Tattered RoseAbandoned Coral and Aged Mahogany to Stamp the Coral Images from the Tranquil Tides Stamp Set!! Then Embossed them using some WoW Clear Embossing Powder!! I used the coordinating Dies from Purr-Maid NewtonNarly MermaidsManatee-rific and Tranquil Tides to Die Cut the Images out and added some White Gel Pen Details then set them aside!!
 For the Base I Started with an A2 Distress Watercolor Panel and inked it up using Tumbled Glass!! Then I Inked two more Panels using Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire!! I added some Water Droplets using a Distress Sprayer for some dimension!! Then I die cut the Top of each of the Panels to create some Waves using the Newton's Nook Designs Sea Borders Die Set!!

To add even more interest to my under water scene I took the Newton's Nook Designs Sunscape Stencil and adhered it over my Distress Inked Panel with some Therm O Web Purple Tape!! Then used some Simon Says Stamp White Pigment Ink and Inked it up using a Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool!! I LOVE the look of Light Filtering in from up above!! I used the Newton's Nook Designs Land Borders Die Set to Die Cut a Sandy Bottom and used Distress Inks in Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs to Ink it up!! I added some Stamped Details using the Image from the Tranquil Tides Stamp Set and Gathered Twigs!!
You Are Simply Mermazing by Larissa Heskett for Newton's Nook Designs  #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #purrmaid #manateerific #narlymermaids
 I Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment from the Narly Mermaids Stamp Set in WoW Opaque Bright White Super Fine Embossing Powder!! Then I adhered all of my Images creating the FUN under water scene using Therm O Web Mixed Media Multi-purpose Adhesive!! Some Tonic Studios Simply White Nuvo Drops were used to create some Water Bubbles coming from the Images and set aside to dry!! 
You Are Simply Mermazing by Larissa Heskett for Newton's Nook Designs  #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #purrmaid #manateerific #narlymermaids
I adhered some Hot Off the Press Acetate Sheet to the back of my Card Front Panel using some Therm O Web iCraft Double Sided Tape!! I used several Therm O Web 3D Mounting Squares to create my Foam Frame layer and added a mixture of Pretty Pink Posh Iridescent Mini Star Confetti, Sea Glass Jewels and Studio Katia Iridescent Crystals for the Shaker Elements!! 

Celebrate with us and enter to win!!


To celebrate 7 years, Newton's Nook Designs is giving away a $20 store credit to spend in their online shop to 7 lucky winners!

Here's how to win:
Comment on the NND Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog hop 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 Monday, July 20 at 9pm EST to comment. Winners will be announced on NND blog post on Tuesday, July 21 and will need to contact us to claim their prize so make sure you check back to see if you've won!!

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! 

        COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
                      LARISSA  πŸ’—

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Paper Sweeties July Look Back Inspiration Day 3!!

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HELLO!!

I'm here with Paper Sweeties for the July Look Back Inspiration Day 3!! Today I'm using the Beach Therapy Stamp Set and the coordinating Beach Therapy Sweet Cuts Die Set!! I've been really ENJOYING the process of making CAS Style Cards lately and I really LOVE the way this one turned out!! I think this Card could be used for SO MANY Occasions just by changing out the Sentiment!!
I Started by Die Cutting a TE Toffee Cardstock Panel and then I Die Cut a Circle Window out of a Piece of Scrap Paper and used it for a Stencil to Stencil the Sun using some TE Sugar Cube Ink!! I then removed the Stencil and added some Black Soot Distress Paint Splatters!! I wanted the Water to be defined so I added some White Stitching with my Sewing Machine and I really LOVE the added dimension and texture the stitching adds!!  


I Stamped and Embossed the Ship Image and Colored it with Copic Markers!! I used  Ship:             Sails:            
Heart and Flags:   R00, R02 & R22  I Die Cut the Image out and then I added some White Gel Pen Details!! I also added some Glitter Pen to the Heart and Flags and then coated them with some Morning Dew Nuvo Drops for some Shine and Dimension!! I added the Ship to the Card Panel using some Foam Tape just behind the Sails and then Glued the Ship to the Card Panel after I Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment!! I Stamped the Sentiment from the Mermaid Wishes Stamp Set in Versa Fine Black Onyx Ink and Embossed with some WoW Neutral Ultra Shimmer Glitter Powder!! I LOVE the touch of Sparkle and it ties the POPS of Coral together!! This Card could be used for a Welcome Baby Card, a Congrats Card, a Graduation Card a Birthday Card and SO MANY other Occasions just by changing the Sentiment!! 

Please continue to hop along and visit the AMAZING Design Team blogs to be inspired by their AMAZING projects:
Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties 

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!


COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA πŸ’—

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Paper Sweeties July Look Back Inspiration Day 2!!

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HELLO!!

I'm here with Paper Sweeties for the July Look Back Inspiration Day 2!! Today I'm using the Beach Therapy Stamp Set and the coordinating Beach Therapy Sweet Cuts Die Set!! I've used the SWEET Treat Box Sweet Cuts Die Set to create the Treat Box using some Patterned Paper!! 
I Started by Die Cutting the Treat Box from some Patterned Paper and then inked the edges with Peacock Distress Oxide Ink!! I Stamped and Embossed the Image and then Colored it with Copic Markers!! I used  R000, R00, R02 & R22.
 I Die Cut the Image out using the coordinating Dies and then I added some White Gel Pen Details!! I added it to a Circle that I inked with some Peacock Feathers!! The Circle was Die Cut from the Circle Scallop Frames Sweet Cuts Die Set!! Then I added the Jelly Fish to the cent er of the Circle with some Foam Tape for some dimension!! I Die Cut the Tag from the     Die Set and then Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment!!  I added it to the Treat Box with a Mini White Clothes Pin and then added a Bubblegum Seam Binding Ribbon!! Such a SWEET Treat Box to give for ANY occasion!! 

Please continue to hop along and visit the AMAZING Design Team blogs to be inspired by their AMAZING projects:
Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties 

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and come back tomorrow for some more AWESOME Inspiration!! 

Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!


COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA πŸ’—

Monday, July 13, 2020

Paper Sweeties July Look Back Inspiration Day 1!!

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HELLO!!

I'm here today for the Paper Sweeties July Look Back Inspiration Day #1!!
For my Card today I decide to use the Sea You Soon Stamp Set and coordinating Sea You Soon Sweet Cuts Die Set!! I've also used the Circle Scallop Frames Die Set (using just the Circles) for the Bubbles!!
I wanted to create a CAS under Water Card using the Circles as Bubbles and then added the CUTE Images on top for both some Dimension and to help make them POP against the White Card Panel!!
I Started b Stamping and Embossing the Images!! Then I colored them using Copic Markers!! Lobster: R00, R11, R14, R22 & R35   Orange Fish:  YR00, YR02, YR06 & YR18    Y11, Y15 & YR23   N0 & N3  RV11    Algae:  G12, G14 & G18    Seahorse:  BG10, BG45 & BG49   V01, V15 & V06   RV11 I Die Cut all of the Images out using the coordinating Dies and then added some White Gel Pen Highlights!! I added some Morning Dew Nuvo Drops to the Eyes of the Lobster, and the Cheek of the Seahorse!! I adhered the Images to the Circles that I inked with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink for a POP of Color and then adhered the Circles to the Card Panel using Foam Tape!!

I Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment using Birthday from the Best Day Ever Stamp Set and Wishes from the Mermaid Wishes Stamp Set!! Then I finished off the design by adding some Iridescent Jewels!! I LOVE the way it turned out and hope I've INSPIRED you!! 

Please continue to hop along and visit the AMAZING Design Team blogs to be inspired by their AMAZING projects:
Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties 

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and come back tomorrow for some more AWESOME Inspiration!! 

Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!


COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA πŸ’–

Saturday, July 11, 2020

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps & Crafting of Hue Sponsorship Blog Hop & SALE!!

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HELLO!!

I'm here with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps for the Crafting of Hue Sponsorship and SALE!! 
That's right ALL Stencils for $5.00!! 
I've created 2 Cards for today to show how you can Create 2 Cards out of 1 Stenciled Image!! 
Here's what I've created for today!! 
I started by Spraying the back side of my Pawesome Stencil with some Therm O Web Pixie Spray!! Then I placed the stencil over my Cardstock and applied a thin layer of Deco Foil Transfer Gel Duo using a Stencil Pal!! I removed the Stencil and let the Gel dry completely!! 
Once the Gel was completely Dry I cut a piece of Gina K Designs Fancy Foils in Radiant Red and ran it through my laminating Machine!! You can also run it through your die cutting machine!! 
Here's what it looks like after you run it through the laminating Machine!! Then SAVE that Negative piece because we'll use it to create our 2nd Card!! 
I placed the Negative Foil Piece onto a Deco Foil Toner Sheet that I cut to be the same Size as the Foil and ran it through my Laminating Machine!! Then removed the Film to reveal the Design!! SWOON!! I LOVE this part!! 
I picked a second color of Gina K Designs Fancy Foil in Sparkling Silver and cut a piece large enough to cover the Design!! Placed it down onto the Toner sheet and then ran it through my Laminating Machine!! I then added some Black Soot Distress Paint Splatters for some Texture!! 
Here's the Finished Cards!!
For this Card I Stamped the I'm Sorry for your loss sentiment onto the bottom half of the Card and added some Black Soot Distress Paint Splatters!! I fussy cut the Stenciled Foiled Toner Sheet and adhered it to the cardbase with Foam Tape!! I Stamped and Embossed the Heart Image from the Rainbow Bridge Stamp Set using Black Onyx Versa Fine Ink and WoW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder!! Then I Fussy Cut it out and Adhered it to the center of the Foiled Heart!!
For my Second Card I added some Black Soot Distress Paint Splatters over the Card Panel and then I Fussy Cut the Stenciled and Foiled Heart and added it to the Card using some Foam Tape!! I Stamped and Embossed the Heart Image from the Rainbow Bridge Stamp Set using Black Onyx Versa Fine Ink and WoW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder!! Then I Fussy Cut it out and Adhered it to the center of the Foiled Heart!!
I LOVE the way these cards turned out and I hope you feel INSPIRED!!??

How about a chance to win a mini shopping spree? 
Simply leave a kind comment on this post and all the designer posts for your chance to win before 11:59 pm mountain time July 12th, 2020
One lucky random winner from one of the hop stops (you won't know which one!) will get a $50 discount code to the shop!! 
Winner will be announced on Tuesday July 14th!! 



THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! 

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   πŸ’–