Friday, December 8, 2017

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop w/ Newton's Nook Designs!! =)

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HELLO!!
Welcome to the Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop!! You're in for a "REAL" Treat today as there are SEVERAL Special Designers joining us to give you some EXTRA Inspiration for those last minute Holiday Projects, plus a SPECIAL Die Set with Purchase for a limited time!!
I have SEVERAL Projects to share,  so lets jump right in!! =)
My First Project today uses the Newton's Nook Designs "Snowfall Stencil" and the "All Aboard for Christmas" Stamp Set and the coordinating "All Aboard for Christmas" Die Set!!
Here's a look at the entire Set!!
If you MISSED the Release Week of this Set FULL of AMAZING Inspiration, here's the Link!!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this SWEET Set and think there are SO MANY ways you could use it!!  
I Stamped and Embossed the Images and Die Cut them using the coordinating Die Set!! I wanted to create a FUN Scene so I masked the Track area and used Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, to ink it up!! For the Sky I used Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to Ink my Sky and then inked the "Snowfall Stencil" for the look of Falling Snow again using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink!! Some Water Droplets add texture and then I added some ColoriQue Snow Summit Ink Splatters for Snow!! I created the Railroad by Die Cutting a MFT Fence Die from some Distress Watercolor Paper and Inking it with Ground Espresso Distress Ink!! I cut part of the Fence away to create a Symmetrical Track!! I LOVE the way it looks and its exactly the right Scale for the Images!! I Colored the Images with Copic Markers added some Tonic Studios Aqua Shimmer Pen, then used some Morning Dew Nuvo Drops for some added Dimension!!  
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    I'm SUPER BLESSED to have an AMAZINGLY Talented Lil' Crafting Buddy!!
He WANTED to create a Project for the Blog Hop today too!!   =)
He's as EXCITED as I am to get the AWESOME New Products each Month and likes to create Cards right along beside me!! He's ALWAYS SO HAPPY and likes to send HAPPY Mail with the Cards he creates!! So I just had to share this Card Greyson made using the  "All Aboard for Christmas" Stamp Set!! He does it ALL!! He Stamped it using the Misti Stamping Tool and Colored it in using my Copic Markers!!   =)  He even Autographed this one, so his Teacher will know he made it!! She'll be getting this Card with her Christmas Gift!! SHSHSH!! 
Here he is holding a DT Package I received FULL of the Release Products, and Coloring his Card!! The last Picture is the Finished Card!! I may be Bias, but not bad for a 4 yr. old, right!!??  ;)
My Second Card for today is one I had in mind after being INSPIRED by a Video I saw Stephanie Klauck shared showcasing a Card Design Francine had made!!
I've used the "Winter Woofs" Set!! Here's a look at the entire Set and a Link for even more Inspiration using it!!
 
Isn't it FUN!!?? I knew I wanted to create a Ice Skating Pond for the Puppy to be on and I used SEVERAL NND Products to build my Design!! The Sweet Dog is from the "Winter Woofs" Stamp Set and I've used the coordinating "Winter Woofs" Die Set!! I Stamped and Embossed the Image and colored with Copic Markers!! It's hard to see in the photo, but I added some Tonic Studio Aqua Shimmer Pen for some Sparkle to the Scarf and the Blades of the Ice Skates!! I've used the "Whispering Pines" Stamp Set to create my Forest Background!! Inking the Images with Distress Oxide Inks in several Colors (Peeled Paint, Lucky Clover, Mustard Seed, and Vintage Photo) to get a Dimensional look to the Trees, then I Embossed them with Clear Embossing Powder!! I used the Sky Borders Die Set to create the look of a Fluffy Snow Edge surrounding the Pond!! I Stamped and Embossed my Sentiment from the Winter Woofs Stamp Set onto one of the NEW Flag Dies from the Frames & Flags Die Set!! I Stamped and Embossed the Snow Flakes also from this Set and added some Studio Katia Crystals to the Centers for some Sparkle!! Some Water Droplets and ColoriQue Snow Summit Ink Splatters add to the Snowy Feel!! For one finishing touch to my Ice Skating Pond I Die Cut the Stitched Heart Trail Die from the Lawn Fawn Set into the Clear Embossed Ice Skating Pond!! I wanted it to look as though the Puppy had created it with his Ice Skates in the Ice while Ice Skating!! SQUEAL!! I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the way it looks and its the little details like this that I think finish off a FUN Scene!!
 
Enter to Win Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop Prizes!! 
We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $20 store credit for Newton's Nook Designs online shop! To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Special Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. 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 Sunday, December 10th at 9 pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 11th.
 
Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Special!! 
Newton's Nook Designs is also releasing a NEW Exclusive Peppermint Die Set today! This fun new die set will only be available at Newton's Nook Designs shop and you can get it for FREE this week with a $50 purchase! Offer is valid until Friday, December 15th, or while supplies last. This new die set is also available for purchase for $8.99.
For an EXTRA SPECIAL Set of Projects for your last minute Gift Giving Ideas, I've made some CUTE Earrings using the NEW Peppermint Die Set that is FREE with any $50.00 purchase or can be Purchased for $8.99!! If you follow me you know I also LOVE LOVE LOVE to make Jewelry!! So I created two pairs of Earring and a SWEET way to present them as a Gift!!
I Started by Die Cutting the Peppermint Die Set from some Shrink Plastic and then used my Copic Markers to Color the pieces!! I used a Heat Gun to Shrink them and then glued them together using E-6000 Glue!! I used the Quick Dry Aleene's Jewelry & Metal Glue to add the Candy Wrapper Edges onto the one pair of Earrings and the Metal 8mm Earring Rounds onto the backs of both pair!!
For the Tags I used the Fancy Edges Tag Die Set!! I layered the Scalloped Tops for a FUN Design!! I Die Cut some of the other pieces for the Special Pieces in order to add the Earrings to the Tags so they are Supported well!! I Stamped and Embossed the Sentiments from the Newton's Candy Cane Stamp Set on the bottom of my Tags!! I plan on giving them as gifts for my Nieces!!
 
I hope you feel INSPIRED and have ENJOYED the Projects I've shared today!!??
I've LINKED to all of the NND Products I've used and they are available in the Newton's Nook Designs Shop!! I hope you'll HOP along for more AMAZING Inspiration and chances to WIN!!
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!
 
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COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

42 comments:

TatianaCraftAndArt said...

Wow! I'm in LOVE!!!!c Stunning, gorgeous cards! Love the bright festive colors on the first one and the mirror image on the second is beyond any words!!!

Jennifer said...

Such great designs! Love your coloring

Annheidel said...

Super cute cards! I love the snowfall stenciled sky behind the train. Your little stamping buddy looks so happy. It's always fun to share!

Jennifer Jackson said...

Oh wow! the reflection of the pup in the ice is beautiful! So amazing! I also love the train card, of course! And Graysons card is so adorable! Thank you so much for being part of our Deck the Halls with Inky Paws blog hop!!
-Jen {Newton's Nook Designs}

Cynthia Cole said...

Love your cards and Greyson's too!

Michele K. Henderson said...

ALL of your projects are adorable today, Larissa! I just love your beautiful coloring techniques, and Grayson's is looking good too! Have a great holiday season!

Fikreta said...

oh those are so adorable!
love them!
hugs

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

Awww super cute work :) its so much fun to craft and make cards with lil ones. My niece loves to help out in cardmaking too :) blessings!
Hugs
Preeti

Denise Bryant said...

Darling cards! Grayson did a fabulous job on his! Love the one you made with the cute pup!

Beth said...

Really lovely coloring on the cards. WHat treat that train would be for some young boy!

Christine Kiehl said...

WOW!!! You really show your stuff! What a sweet and adorable post! I love the pond reflection idea, so creative!

Francine D said...

How cute is that little one helping you out! Adorable.. Love the earring too.. Great idea!

Mrsfish02 said...

This train is one of my favorites. You are so blessed to have your crafting buddy Greyson. I can see he has a bright future and a great teacher too. Nicely done.

Melanie MacKenzie said...

Simply fantastic projects! Cheers.

~amy~ said...

talent definitely runs in the family! Love all of your projects and of course, Greyson's!

Sue LD said...

Fabulous cards and love the earrings. Great card from your stamping buddy too.

Lisa Elton said...

Toot, toot!! What a cute choo choo card!! I'm completely smitten with the iceskating pup card. My goodness what a brilliant and perfectly executed design Larissa!! But as fabulous as they both are your little man steels the spotlight tonight! His 4 year old coloring rocks!!

Crafty EllenH. said...

Omg Larissa your earings are so cool. Can you send some over?? 😍

Jen Scott said...

The cards and earrings are fantastic! I am amazed by your creativity.

Denise Ward said...

This entire post is filled with fun and wonderful things!! Your son and his artwork must get top billing, of course!! (Yay for Grayson!) But I also love the card, the gift packaging, and the "AMAZING" earrings!! WOW! Love them!! What a fantastic gift!!! :) You are one talented (& creative!) lady!!

Naki said...

OH.MY.GOSH.!!! All of your projects are AMAZING!!! But those earrings!!! You're killing me, Larissa! Grayson did a beautiful job coloring as well!

Isabelle said...

Fantastic creations !

Oliev said...

Gorgeous cards and awesome earrings, wow:-)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh my, these are super fun!

D.Ann C said...

Wowzers! Your earrings are genius! I am totally besotted by that fabulous skating dog scene... it's so gorgeously colored and I love the reflection! Grayson is going to be a terrific artist real soon!

Char K said...

love the earrings and Grayson did a fabulous job!

J said...

WOW! Where do I start... the ice reflection is awesome as well the Christmas train. Grayson's picture is priceless.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Beautiful creations. So cute! Your coloring is so AWEsome and I really love the reflection. And yep, not bad for a 4 year old!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Oh my goodness ! So many adorable creations ! Great job ! margessw@icloud.com

Dee Earnshaw said...

wow your projects are stunning (your little boy has done an outstanding job, too)- thanks for sharing your amazing looking Earings !!!!!!!

Andrea Hastilow said...

Looks like you really enjoyed today's project, alp your makes are fantastic, the scene is great & Grayson's picture wins hands down, looks like he enjoyed the project as well x

Emma Williams said...

What gorgeous projects and your colouring is beautiful and a special mention has to go out to Grayson for his gorgeous picture...it's fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... x

Michelle Wallace said...

Adorable cards, Grayson did a fantastic job too! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays.

Annalisa Young said...

This is another post packed full of great ideas! I love a good Christmas train, and Grayson's is amazing! His teacher will keep that forever. :D That mirrored puppy is so impressive, and what a great idea to die cut shrinkydink paper to make earrings! Thanks for sharing your (and Grayson's) creativity. I now have many more techniques to try!

Anonymous said...

Very clever and colorful projects! and really enjoyed seeing your son and his contribution to the inspiration here.

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fabulous projects! I love the earrings and I love that Greyson created his own card - adorable!

F. Andre said...

Beautiful projects. It's always a wonderful moment when our children take an interest in our hobbies/pursuits.

Chris Tabisaura said...

What a great idea for earrings! Greyson's artwork is cute too! Love all your cards!

Andrea Shell said...

I love those earrings!

debby4000 said...

What a fabulous selection of Newton Nook cards and I absolutely love the earrings.
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
luv
Debby

Kim Karriker said...

I love the earrings!!!

Kristen M said...

Your coloring is amazing!

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