Monday, April 30, 2018

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #445 with Newton's Nook Designs & Therm O Web!! =)

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HELLO and HAPPY FRIDAY!! 
I'm here today with Newton's Nook Designs who's sponsoring the NEW Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #445!! Who's ready for SPRING!!??
I was INSPIRED by those BEAUTIFUL Flowers and this is what I created!! 

I wanted to use some of my NEW favorite products from the Newton's Nook Designs April release!! The Floral Lace Stencil was used for the main design!! I also wanted to play with some Therm O Web Products!! So I pulled out some of the NEW Rebekah Meier Designs Mixed Media Art Paper and some of the Deco Foil Transfer Gel!! The secret to this Soft Translucent look is making sure that the Stencil is Inked with Distress Oxide Inks before you use the Deco Foil Transfer Gel to Stencil onto the Mixed Media Paper!!  As you apply the Transfer Gel, the Color gets mixed into the Gel and the results are just BEAUTIFUL!!

 To finish off the Card I Die Cut some Circles and Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment from the Little Lillie's Stamp Set!! I wanted some Sparkle so I used the Tonic Studios Aqua Simmer Pen and Splattered it onto the Card front!! Then used some I added some iCraft 3-D Foam Squares to adhere the Sentiment Circle onto the Card front!! A few Studio Katia Iridescent Bubbles adhered to the center of the Flowers with some iCraft Mixed Media Adhesive finishes off the Design!!

I hope you'll play along for a chance to WIN and I CAN'T WAIT to see what you create!!
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

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LARISSA    =)

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Michele's 50th Birthday Blog Hop Celebration!! =)

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HELLO and HAPPY FRIDAY!! 
I'm here today as part of an AMAZING 50th Birthday Blog Hop Celebration for the one and only Michele Gross Owner Extraordinar of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!! 
I've created a BEAUTIFUL Card for her today using some of my FAVORITE CAS-ual Fridays Products!! 
You should have came from the TALENTED Laurel Beard's Blog, if not please start at the beginning!! You can find the entire list on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog!! 

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the NEW Somebunny Stamp Set and just HAD to use it for my Card!! I wanted to make it more Feminine and add some Beauty so I paired it with the Pretty Posies Stamp Set and used the coordinating Posies Fri Dies!! I also used some of the Leaves from the Peace & Comfort Stamp Set!! I Stamped and Embossed ALL of the Elements and then colored them with my Copic Markers!! Tonic Studios Aqua Shimmer Pen and Morning Dew Nuvo Drops add Sparkle and Texture!! I used Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass and Bundled Sage to Ink up my Cardbase!! Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment and added some ColoriQue Black Diamond Ink Splatters and then some Therm O Web iCraft Iridescent Glitter Spray!! In person the Sparkle is AWESOME!! I layered the Elements with 3-D Foam Tape and then added a few Pretty Pink Posh Sequins with Morning Dew Nuvo Drops added to the centers of the Sequins to tie it all together!! I LOVE the way it turned out and think its the PERFECT Card for Michele on her 50th Birthday!! What do you think!!??   ;)

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today, your next stop is the 
AWESOME Angel Rivera's Blog!! I hope you'll hope along for chances to WIN, be INSPIRED  and to WISH Michele a VERY HAPPY 50th Birthday!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! 

I'm also Linking up


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LARISSA    =)

Newton's Nook Designs April Release 2018 ~ "Little Lillie's" and "April Showers"!!

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                            Hello!!
                               SQUEAL!!
                                     I'm here with Day 4 of the 

                          Today we're showcasing the NEW  
        "Little Lillie'sStamp Set + coordinating "Little Lillie'sDie Set and the 
"April ShowersStamp Set!! 
                  Let's take a look at the AWESOME New Products!!
 For my first Card I wanted to create a Wreath of sorts, using the Flowers form the Set and a few other Flower Images from other Sets!! I've used Bunny HopRaccoon Rascals and Sweetheart Tails!! I created my own Stencil using two Squares and a piece of Stencil Plastic after being inspired by a Template created by 
Gina K. Designs!! It's been HARD to get my hands on so I created my own, as I WAIT patiently for the ones she created to arrive!! Follow the Link above to learn more!! 
Then I placed the Stencil into my Misti and Stamped the Images, turning the Paper once turn each time until my Wreath Image was complete!! Then I used Copic Markers to color in my Images!! Some Tonic Studios Aqua Shimmer Pen was added to each of the Flowers and then some Morning Dew Nuvo Drops was added to the Centers of each Flower!! The Texture and Shimmer add ALOT to this simple, but striking Card design!! I Stamped and Embossed the April Showers Sentiment after masking part of it onto my Cardstock Circle. I backed it with a Black Cardstock Circle and added 3-D Foam Squares to the back of the Circle to POP it off the Card!! I LOVE the way it turned out!! I can see making a whole set of these as a Gift!!  

I Stamped and Embossed the Lillie Image onto some Grey Cardstock and used my Prisma Colored Pencils to color in the Image!! I wanted a SOFT background so the Lillie would POP so I Die CUt a Vellum Dollie and a Cardstock Circle that I inked on the right hand side with some Tumbled Glass Ink!! I Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment and used 3-D Foam Tape to POP it up of f the Image!! 3-D Foam was also added to the Lillie Image as well!! For the Card Case, I used some Text Patterned Paper that I Die Cut using the Dotted Studio Katia Rectangle Die!! I cut it alittle smaller to fit the design!! I added some ColoriQue Black Diamond Ink Splatters!! A few Pretty Pink Posh Sequins were added to finish off the Design!! 

Would you like to win the Little Lillie's” Stamp Set!!??
This stamp set will be given away to ONE Lucky Winner!!

Here's how to win: 

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! Thewinner 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 April 19th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 20th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:



THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today!! I CAN'T WAIT to share the rest of the Release with you!! Please come back again tomorrow for a look at the NEW "Umbrella Pals" Stamp Set +coordinating Die Set!! The New Products will be available on Friday April 20th!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA     =)

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Newton's Nook Designs April Release 2018 ~ "Umbrella Pals"!!

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                            Hello!!
                               SQUEAL!!
                                     I'm here with Day 1 of the 
                          Today we're showcasing the NEW  
        "Umbrella PalsStamp Set + coordinating "Umbrella PalsDie Set!! 
                  Let's take a look at this AWESOME New Set!!
How CUTE is this Set!!?? I just LOVE it and I had FUN creating this Interactive Card!! I used a Reverse Confetti Die for the Background and added some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and some Scattered Straw Distress Ink for the Sun!! hen used the NND Sky Border Die Set to create some Clouds!! One layer from Vellum and the other from Cardstock that I colored the edge of with a N2 Copic Marker!! I Stamped and Embossed the sentiment and Stamped and Embossed the Frog onto some Lawn Fawn Plaid Paper and then added some Copic Marker coloring just to make the Features POP!! Then for a FUN interactive Element I add an Action Waubbler onto the back of the Umbrella!! So when the recipient gets it they can Play with the Umbrella!! A few Studio Katia Iridescent Gems finishes off my Card!! 

Would you like to win the “Umbrella Pals” Stamp Set!!??
This stamp set will be given away to ONE Lucky Winner!!
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! Thewinner 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 April 19th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 20th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:
 
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today!! I CAN'T WAIT to share the rest of the Release with you!! Please come back again tomorrow for a look at the NEW "Little Lillies" Stamp Set + coordinating Die Set and April Showers Stamp Set!! The New Products will be available on Friday April 20th!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
 
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA     =)

Calling All Sistahs April Encouragement Challenge CAS12!!

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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 April Encouragement Challenge CAS12!!

I'm LONGING for SPRING!! We've still been getting snow and I want Flowers!! So for my Card I decided to use the BEAUTIFUL Pretty Posie Stamp Set and the coordinating Posies Fri Dies along with the Sentiment form the Bomb Diggity Stamp Set!! I Stamped and Embossed all of the Images and colored them with Copic Markers and then added some Tonic Studios Aqua Shimmer Pen along with some Morning Dew Nuvo Drops!! For the Base of my Card I used a Stencil to create the Blue Pattern with some Stormy Sky Distress Ink and then added some ColoriQue Black Diamond Ink Splatters!! A few Studio Katia Iridescent Drops finish it off!!

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
Calling All Sistahs April Encouragement Challenge CAS12!!
I CAN'T WAIT to see what you create!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

                                                                  I'm also linking up






COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA   =)

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Newton's Nook Designs April Release 2018 ~ "Wedding Frills" and "Floral Lace" Stencil!!

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                            Hello!!
                               SQUEAL!!
                                     I'm here with Day 1 of the 

                          Today we're showcasing the NEW  
        "Wedding FrillsStamp Set + coordinating "Wedding FrillsDie Set and the "Floral Lace" Stencil!! 
                  Let's take a look at the AWESOME New Products!!

I started by Inking my Card base with a light coat of Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. Then I placed the Bubbly Stencil over the Card base securing with some Therm O Web Purple Tape and Inking with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. Remove the Stencil and you've got a lightly stenciled Card base!! Then I Stamped and Embossed the Images onto some Distress Watercolor Paper and Die Cut them out using the Coordinating Dies!! I Colored them using Copic Markers and added some Tonic Studios Aqua Shimmer Pen and some Morning Dew Nuvo Drops for the Centers of the Flowers!! I Fussy Cut the Centers of the Larger Flowers and the Smaller Flowers to make the Design 3-D!! In real life its just BEAUTIFUL and adds the PERFECT Finishing touch to this simple Card Design!! I Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment and added a few Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins and added some Morning Dew NuvoDrops to the center of each of the sequins to compliment the Nuvo Drops in the center of each of the Flowers!! 


This next Card was a Labor of LOVE!! ;) 
Ever have an idea and you can't let it rest until you figure out how to create it!! Well, this was that card for me!! I wanted to have the Negative part of the Stencil be in Foil!! Yep, you heard me Black Foil!! So after MANY attempts to get the desired look, I finally NAILED it!! What do you think!!??
I started by adhering the Stencil over a piece of Cardstock with some Therm O Web Purple Tape, then I added Deco Foil Transfer Gel over the top of the Stencil using my Tonic Studios Spatula!! I sat it aside to dry and then cut some Black Deco Foil to fit my Cardbase and Foiled the Dry Gel Stenciled Cardbase in my Laminating Machine!! I removed the Foil Film and WALLAH!! I had my Black Foil Negative!! Now to adhere it to my Project!! I picked a Neutral Designed Patterned Paper and used the Stencil to adhere over the Patterned Paper with some Therm O Web Purple Tape!! Then I chose several colors of Distress Oxide Inks and used Ink Daubbers to Color in the Stenciled Design!! After I was done inking up the Design, I added some Water Splatters to create some Oxidization and then I dried it with my Heat Tool!! I then Inked over the Design with my Versa Mark Ink Pad and coated the Design with Clear Embossing Powder!! I repeated this step 2 more times!! Once it was Dry I placed the Negative Foil Piece over the Cardbase making sure to line up the design as best as I could and adhered it using some Purple Tape!! I covered it with some Deco Foil Parchment Paper and ran it through my Laminating Machine!! Once it cools a bit I ran it through again and then it was time to remove the Film to see what I had!! SQUEAL!! I was SO HAPPY!! In real life this Card is AWESOME looking!! I then added a few Pretty Pink Posh Jewels and the NEW Essential Alphabet Die Cut letters that I created using the same Patterned Paper as the background and some Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink!! I Die Cut 4 layers of Black Cardstock to make the letters more dimensional!! Then I created a Sentiment Banner using the Frames and Flags Die Set and White Heat Embossing the Sentiment from the  Simply Relative Stamp Set!! I adhered it with some Foam tape and my Card was done!! 

(Side Note ~ I will have step out photos of how I created this Card once I get my New Computer and re-edit the Photos!! 
THANKS for understanding!! 


Would you like to win the Wedding Frills” Stamp Set!!??
This stamp set will be given away to ONE Lucky Winner!!

Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! Thewinner 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 April 19th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 20th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today!! I CAN'T WAIT to share the rest of the Release with you!! Please come back again tomorrow for a look at the NEW "Umbrella Pals" Stamp Set +coordinating Die Set!! The New Products will be available on Friday April 20th!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

I'm also Linking up



COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA     =)