Essentials by Ellen Holiday 2015 Release Hop

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Hello, and welcome to the Essentials by Ellen Holiday 2015 Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today!

And, yippeeeee!!! I also get to give this brand spankin’ new stamp set, called Thankful by Julie Ebersole to a super lucky someone! Please leave a comment to enter my giveaway!

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There is also a Grand Giveaway in The CLASSroom! To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, and at every stop along the hop by August 11th, 2015; winners will be announced by the weekend! ** please see disclaimer at the bottom of the post. **

Here’s a look at TWO of the cards that I created for this super special hop. This first card uses the Thankful stamp set (and matching dies – sold separately)

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For this card I stamped the images using Archival Ink and water-colored the images prior to die-cutting them. I love using different shades of watercolor pencils to create depth and shadows. I use my fingers, a rag, or paper towel to blend or pick up color.

To give the pumpkin and gourds extra dimension I applied different layers of foam squares behind them. The square panel was created by die-cutting first, then using a stencil and Gold Texture Luxe™ with a palette knife.

The sentiment is stamped with an embossing ink and then heat set with a gold embossing powder for extra shine.

For my next card I use the beautiful new set Mistletoe & Holly (and again the matching die set).

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I stamped the background first using an embossing ink and heat set with a white embossing powder. Then I created the rest of the background using a variety of metallic Gelatos®. To create depth I, again, used the watercolor pencils. Using the Stamper’s Big Brush Pens around the Poinsettia’s while the paper is damp will also give it depth and dimension.

Adding teensy amounts of liquid glue to the centers of the poinsettias allowed me to add some beautiful Cranberry Glitter Ritz Glitter. It’s soooo pretty!

I love to add stamping to heavy-weight vellum, so this is where I decided to add my sentiment. It also allows for some of the background to show through. Using a platinum embossing powder as opposed to silver is a nice change.

Stamping an additional poinsettia and some leaves (and die-cutting them) to use as an embellishment along with some sequins finishes off this card.

I hope you like both of my cards! I had so much fun creating them.

Your next stop on this AWESOME hop is the amazingly talented Sandy Allnock!

Here is the full list of hoppers today in case you get lost along the way or want to refer back to someone’s post:

** Giveaway disclaimer: Please ensure you leave your email along with your comments or you have the “no reply” option disabled. You have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. **

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Anything Is Possible

Happy Monday! I have a new card on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog today and it has this most awesome sentiment on it Remember…Anything is Possible. Don’t you just love that?  The die set and stamp that I used are both from Technique Tuesday.

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Technique-Tuesday-Say-It-Remember-Clear-Stamps-MediumWhen you feel like life is holding you back, this is the perfect stamp set. I KNOW that Anything Is Possible. I’ve lived it. You just have to believe in yourself. Here is the card I made, but please check out the blog for the full details:LisaAdametz-Remember-07272015-1

 

Thank you so much for joining me today! And Remember…Anything IS Possible.

Happy Monday! <3

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New Shaker Card

Hey there and happy Saturday! I have a new shaker card up on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog today that I hope y’all will mosey on over and check out. It’s not your “typical” shaker card in that I didn’t go crazy with all of the adhesive foam and layer it all up to make it. Nope! I used our awesome and fun Keepsake Envelopes to make this beauty.

I’ll let ya in on a little secret…(don’t tell anyone…) I’m shaker card illiterate. It’s true. My one attempt was NOT that great. So making them using the Keepsake Envelopes is a dream come true. On their blog I give a little tutorial on how I made my NEW shaker card so I hope you’ll check out the full post. But, here’s a close up for you:

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And those rolled flowers? Dreamy, huh? The gorgeous Birthday sentiment is from the Wish Big set by Essentials by Ellen.  I hope you enjoy the card today and have a wonderful weekend.

 

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U.S.A. Card

Hey everyone! I have a really fun U.S.A. Card over on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog today that I’d love to share with all of you. I really get such enjoyment from making patriotic cards. Must be that veteran in me or military brat…or something, huh? Nothing makes me prouder than seeing the ‘ol red white and blue.

Here’s a look at the card:

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Isn’t it FUN?!! I love using dies with different patterned papers to create that inlay effect. This die is from Technique Tuesday and it’s called Nested Stars. I kept them secured  together to make the spacing of the stars perfect. I may need a second set! ;)

The denim ribbon is from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® and their collaboration with Donna Salazar. It’s just gorgeous! This U.S.A. Card came together so easy and I love all the little things that make it so special.

Don’t forget to head over to the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Blog to see a quick tutorial on how I made it and a list of supplies.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Happy Dad’s Day!

Happy Dad’s Day!!! Yay!! And I have a super awesome Father’s Day Card that I’ve created just for this special day over on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Blog.

My dad is my hero, my pops, the guy who (to me) knows everything. He should be on every game show because he just seems to know more than anybody else I’ve ever known. He’s just crazy smart, and oh-so-funny, he makes me laugh in ways no one else could ever do. I wanted to be JUST like him when I was younger. He ruled the world…my dad.

I hate that I live in another state from him and my mom. While it’s not that far…I feel oceans apart. My family means so much to me and I bet they think otherwise. They’ve given me life, love, shelter, a hand to hold, a hug when I needed it, and faith when I had none.

My dad worked his butt off doing crap he didn’t want to do later in life. His knees hurt and he was tired.  But he did it to provide for he and my mom. He’s a good man. And I love that man.

I hope that you will never, ever doubt how much I love you, Dad. And I hope that your day is as wonderful, awesome, and fantastic as YOU are. Happy Dad’s Day.

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For the full tutorial on how I made my Happy Dad’s Day card, please visit the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Blog. All supplies are also listed there.

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Art Journal Week 3

Hey everyone! If you don’t follow the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Blog then you may not not that we’ve been doing an Art Journal feature all month long. And this? Is Art Journal Week 3!

We are using our exclusive square art journal boards, but we’ve been encouraging everyone to use what they have to play along. My art journal is about my recent trip to Colorado at the beginning of the month. I’m being a little bit of a tease as I don’t want to share my photos…yet! :) That’s for the final week.

Here’s a peek as to what’s been going on!

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Stop by the BLOG to see what all the other Design Team member have been doing during Art Journal Week 3 (and the rest of the month). I gotta tell ya, they are some very creative ladies. VERY!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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New Watercolor Card

Hey there! Happy Thursday! I have a really cool new watercolor card to share with you all on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Blog today featuring a new die from Technique Tuesday.

I’m kind of addicted to creating watercolor backgrounds, to be honest. I love the fluidity and the way the colors just move. To spend time creating the backgrounds just gives me a sense of peace and calm. I just wonder if people (you!) get tired of them. Hopefully not.

I tried a kind of inlay technique using a watercolor background that I created and a new die from Technique Tuesday called Happy Butterfly. It’s so beautiful. I love butterflies almost as much as poppies. But not quite. ;)

Here’s a close up of my new watercolor card with the full tutorial up on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog:

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Look Out World

Hey everyone! I have a new card on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Blog today using this awesome new stamp set from Technique Tuesday called Look Out World. I used TWO companion die sets to create a fun every day type card that could be used for many occasions.

With Graduation, Father’s Day, and so many other occasions that just seem to be springing up, this set is perfect for any type of card.

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And using all of the fun dimensional adhesives from Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L® and the super cute dies (listed below) make it so easy to create something really special.

Here’s a sneak peek of my card:

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Isn’t that Globe fabulous?! The globe, that sentiment, the colors…ALL of it just make me so happy! The stamp set is so appropriately named, too. “Look Out World”. Isn’t that kinda awesome? I want to make so many things with this set. I’m in HEAVEN! :)


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Blog Hopping with Waffle Flower

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The Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Design Team has been Blog Hopping with Waffle Flower™ all this week and we’ve been having so much fun creating with all of the amazing products from their shop.

Today is my day on the blog to share what I’ve created, and I had a blast working with the stamp set and dies that I was able to select.

There is a full step-by-step tutorial on the blog and LOTS of giveaways, so make sure you stop by to check it out.

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We’ve had such a fun time Blog Hopping with Waffle Flower™ this week and I’m sure you’ll be inspired by BOTH teams! It’s always so amazing to see what people create with each others products.

Comment on all the posts to be entered in the giveaways and go to the Waffle Flower™ blog, too! :)

Wishing you and yours and amazing weekend. ♥

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Mother’s Day Card

Hi everyone! I have a Mother’s Day Card over on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog today. I know, I know…it’s not Mother’s Day anymore. But, it’s a pretty card and I thought I could (and would) share it even though it’s one day later. :)

My card is inspired by one of my teammates on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog, Michele Kovack. She is a super mom, crazy talented, and is one heck of a photographer, too. I wish I had her kind of stamina!

Here is a peek at my Mother’s Day Card:

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I’m rotten, huh? ;)

I really want you all to check out the card on the blog. It’s actually quite pretty as is Michele’s inspiration card, too.

I hope that you all have a WONDERFUL day! More fun to come later in the week so stay tuned. :)

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