Monday, June 3, 2013

Golden Anniversary!! Trend Watch Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge!! =)

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Hello and Happy Monday!!
Today is my FIRST post as an "OFFICAL" Paper Smooches Sparks DT Member!!  YEAH!! I'm doin' my HAPPY DANCE!! =) Skippin' and a Jumpin' to the beat of a drum!! =)

This starts off another weekly challenge over on The Paper Smooches Sparks Blog!! The first week of the month is always a TRENDS WATCH challenge. We are trying to play along with a more CAS Style, but you are FREE to create with your own style as well, the MORE the MERRIER!! =)
This week we are Inspired by this group of Photos!!  =)

WoW!! Isn't this just AMAZING Bling Eye Candy!!??
My mind was spinning in over drive while thinking about what direction to go in when I first saw this Trend Watch Photo!! I originally thought Fashion and Beauty, but after thinking about what Gold stood for I thought maybe a Golden Birthday?? Then I finally decided on a Golden Anniversary Card!! I started by die cutting the Duo Die 2 Frame and then I wanted to add the New Digits and Numbers dies to say 50!! I thought it would be Fun to use some of my New Gold Glitter Embossing Powder by WoW!! This stuff is AWESOME and really looks neat in real life!! I stamped the Stitched Hearts 10 times from the Needle Little Love Stamp Set onto vellum and then embossed them using Black Ultra Fine Embossing Powder by Ranger!! I cut 5 of the hearts out inside of the line to leave just the inside heart so I could layer them for a FUN 3-D border!! I thought it needed some color, so I stamped the sentiment I (Heart) you sew much 7 times and embossed it using the same Black Ultra Fine Embossing Powder onto some red cardstock and then I cut out the little hearts and added them to the center of my vellum hearts!! I added two more to the Large open space on the top of the 5 and I really LOVE the couple symbol it represents!! I added a FUN Red Satin Bow and that finished off my card!!
I LOVE the way my card came together and I sure hope you'll play along with the challenge this week!!  Here are some pictures of my finished Card!!  =)

That's it for me today--but be sure to stop by the other Paper Smooches SPARKS DT members' blogs and leave them some LOVE!!

Jamie Greene
Heather Hoffman
Pamela Ho
Savannah O’Gwynn

And don't forget to stop by the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog for more details!! This challenge ends JUNE 9th. I cannot wait to see what you make-- did you see the NEW stamp sets!? I especially LOVE the "Crystal Clear" and "Green Thumb" Stamp Sets!! SO EXCITED to get them and ink them up!! If you missed the New Release you can check them out here, plus if you place an order of $60.00 or more you get a Free Stamp Set!!  =)

THANK SO MUCH for stopping by today and have a Fabulous Week!!  =)



  1. SOOOO cute and fun Larissa!!! LOVE that you made a golden anniversary card!!! And that red bow is the perfect touch!!!

  2. Hi Larissa!! I just love this card, so pretty:)

  3. Um, wow! This is amazing! I love your creation times 1 million! Great design, colors, the bow is perfect and I love the texture!

  4. LOOOOOOOOOOVE this! LOVE the different uses of gold and the idea behind a golden birthday and then anniversary! LOVE LOVE LOVE your use of these stamps and dies! FAB job! HOOOOOOORAY for your first DT post:) <3

  5. What a debut Larissa! Fabulous card! Those hearts adorable, and I love your detailed explanation of the 'how to' TFS and way to go girl!

  6. CONGRATS on your 1st DT post Larissa! What a way to kick off your run too with this fantastic anniversary card! I LOVE the pops of red with the sparkly gold, great idea!!

  7. OH my goodness girl this is amazing!!!!!!!!!! I love all the gold! And even the shading on the little hearts!!! You put so much detail into everything! Gorgeous, gorgeous card!!!! :)

  8. Wow! The "50" really pops, and the border is AMAZING! Such a gorgeous card, Larissa! Congrats on your first SPARKS post. :)

  9. Such a sweet card Larissa! Love the shimmery gold detail!

  10. What a cute card! Love the colors and the touch of bling!

  11. Oh Wow, so glisten-y and so amazing, Larissa! Love the heart border, there's so much detail and dimension! Thanks so much for coming over for a visit and leaving me such a sweet comment ... I so appreciate it! Anita :)

  12. Fabulous card!
    Thank you so much for visiting my blog!:)

  13. Oh, my gracious! This is fantastic, Larissa! LOVE all the gold shimmer and shine, and the dimensional row of hearts is pure scrumptiousness!