#texturaltuesdays – pillow talk

It’s another episode of #TexturalTuesdays in The CLASSroom at Ellen Hutson, LLC and today we’re doing a little pillow talk. ;) 

I made a really cool pillow for today’s blog post and it was sooooo simple. I mean, freakishly simple! I just used 5 markers, a stencil, and a canvas pillow square. Yep. That’s it. The trick is in the markers. These are ZIG® Fabricolor Twin Markers which are made for use on fabric and they are permanent once ironed. 

Here is the finished pillow:


The size of the canvas pillow square is 14″ x 14″ and the colors of the markers are very vibrant.  They ARE dual-tipped (with the exception of the white), but I found that the nib tip worked better than the brush tip due to the nature of the heaviness of the canvas.

I think taking a simple set of markers, a stencil, and a pillow square would make excellent and affordable gifts. OR you could buy a few of the pillow squares and make a few pillows to give them as thank you gifts, teacher gifts, etc. 

Just hop over to The CLASSroom for more information about today’s #TexturalTuesdays post and more (*ahem*) pillow talk and a full list of products that were used.

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Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® & Altenew Blog Hop

Hi everyone! And welcome to to my stop on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® & Altenew Blog Hop!! You should have arrived here from the Altenew Blog where I’m sure they have LOTS of beautiful things to share with you. This is a jam-packed hop today with tons of designers and *prizes*, too, so make sure to comment and leave your information in the Rafflecopter below.


For my card I’m using the Altenew set Lacy Scrolls and what I did was create a watercolor-type background with them using dye-based inks. I then stamped a separate flower, fussy cut it and popped it up using Thin 3D Foam Squares, Mix – White. To create additional interest for the background I created a bit of “splatter” paint simply by mixing Donna Salazar’s with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Pigment Powder in Pink and Gold with a little bit of water, dipping a thin paintbrush into the mixture, and flicking it onto the background.


I used a die to create the panel (super easy and NO measuring!) and also a die for my word “peace” which I cut FOUR times! I used the 4″ x 6″ Adhesive Sheets on the back of a piece of light gold card stock so after I ran the pieces through my die-cutting machine it was super easy to adhere them all together. No messy strings…just stick them together! Perfect!

I used my always trusty E-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable Dispenser to adhere the patterned paper to the card base. And 3D Foam Squares, White – Regular to adhere the panel to the patterned paper card front.

Simple ribbon, twine, pearls, and enamel dots finish it off for an elegant card to give to anyway in need of a pick-me-up. 

Here are some close-ups:



I hope that you enjoy this collaborative Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® & Altenew Blog Hop! I can’t wait to check out everything, too. :)

Next up you won’t want to miss the fabulous Anna Kossakovskaya !! She’s going to rock your socks off.

Full list of hoppers:

Altenew Blog 

Lisa Adametz <— YOU ARE HERE!!

Anna Kossakovskaya 

AJ Otto 

Marika Rahtu 

Judy Hayes  

Agnieszka Malyszek 

Stephanie Schutze 

Amy Gray 

Michele Kovack

Sveta Fotinia 

Beth Pingry 

Svitlana Shayevich 

Erica Houghton

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Happy Veterans Day!

Happy Veterans Day! Today is a day that I salute and thank ALL veterans before me (and after me) who served and sacrificed to protect this beautiful country that I call home. Without you all I doubt we’d still be this great nation.  It’s not always perfect here, but I’d never want to live anywhere else and I am so proud to be an American.

I am on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog today with a card that I’m just so proud of. I hope that you’ll like it, too. All of the details for the card are on the blog. Click HERE.


So, to celebrate this very Happy Veterans Day, I want to say to all of the Veterans out there…You are MY hero. Thank you for standing in the face of adversity, for having the courage to hold your hand up and swear to defend our Constitution, for being brave (always), and for being the face of freedom. God bless you all.

Happy Veterans Day to you all.

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#texturaltuesdays – thank you card

Hi again! I have a #texturaltuesdays – thank you card over on the CLASSroom blog at Ellen Hutson today.  Two Gelatos® cards today. Ha! I was in the zone. For this card I really was trying to show how to not *just* use Gelatos® to watercolor or create backgrounds, but to mix them with other mediums, like Whipped Spackle. I hope that comes across in my post over there.

Here is the #texturaltuesdays – thank you card that I created. Hope you all like it. I think it turned out pretty cool.


I just can’t get enough of Fall colors.

If you want to learn more about how I made it. ALL of the step-by-step instructions, with photos, are on the CLASSroom blog HERE. And you can search for any of my previous posts by looking up #texturaltuesdays in the search box on their blog.

Thank YOU for spending a portion of your day with me.  Below you’ll find a list of all the products I used on this card. ♥

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Tropical Mixed Media Kit

Hey everyone! This is post one of two today…another busy day.  For this post I get to share with you the new Tropical Mixed Media Kit for Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® that is exclusive to Barnes & Noble. I have a card on their blog today that I made using this kit.

It’s a large kit with 23 pieces featuring Gelatos® colors from the Designers Edition – Tropical collection. These colors are bright and cheery and very reminiscent of beachy weather.

Here is the card that I created today from this kit:


This Tropical Mixed Media Kit is a great gift for all of your budding artist friends and family as it also includes a technique guide!

Be sure to stop by the Design Memory Craft® Blog for all of the full details on how I made the card.

Thanks so much and see you soon!

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Inklipse 1000 Subscriber Blog Hop

Hey everyone! I have no idea if my blog is working or not. So sorry. BUT…I am trying to post today anyway because it’s a super special day.  I’m part of the Inklipse 1000 Subscriber Blog Hop and I’m representing Team Ellen Hutson, LLC in the CLASSroom!

Blog hop banner 2How fun, right?! I’m so excited to be a part of this hop, buuuuutttt….you HAVE to go to the CLASSroom to hop along or start at Simon’s blog and hop from there!

Here is the card that I created to help Simon celebrate his “Inklipse 1000 Subscriber Blog Hop”!!


To see how I made this card and for ALL of the details on the hop, be sure to either start at the TOP of the hop with Simon at his blog – Inklipse or go to the CLASSroom and work your way through the blog hop from there. Lots of giveaways and so many wonderful sponsors.

Thanks so much for your patience as I work out the kinks with my blog. My deepest gratitude


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Winner, Winner

Winner, winner…chicken dinner!! Isn’t that how the saying goes? Well, a winner, winner (hahha!) has been announced for the Essentials by Ellen Holiday II Release Blog Hop!!

The winner for MY blog would be….*drum roll please*…

—–>Nancy Lee at 7:22am on October 20th “Both cards are excellent…”<—-

Smiley from Millan.Net
Nancy, please go to this post on the CLASSroom to get the full details on how to claim your prize! Yay!!

If you missed out on this amazing blog hop, just click on the post to see the links to many of the designers and more product information HERE.


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Acorn Card

And hello AGAIN! Here I am with post number two. :) I have my #TexturalTuesdays post up on the CLASSroom blog today featuring my Acorn Card using Gelatos®. I get asked a lot about how to use Gelatos® and I tend to forget how many people don’t know how to use them. Today’s #TexturalTuesdays post today is a good one to show a few simple ways to use them.

This is a close-up of the card with the full reveal and all of the step-by-step info on the CLASSroom blog.


I had the best time making this Acorn Card. There is just so much awesomeness going on. The rich colors, the texture…make me so happy! If you’ve never used Gelatos® before then this is the post for YOU!!

And, as always, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions at all about any of the techniques that I share here or on any of the blogs/Design Teams that I create for.


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Autumn Card with Pigment Powders

Hi everyone!! Busy day on the ‘ol blog today as I have two posts to share. First up, is this fabulous Autumn Card with Pigment Powders from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®. These pigment powders are so beautiful, shimmery, and rich. I just love them!


This is just a sneak peek of the Autumn Card with Pigment Powders, of course. But, I just wanted to show you how amazing the Pigment Powders are. The ribbon at the top of the card? WAS white. Yep! They are so rich and highly pigmented. (Hence, the name “pigment powders”, eh?) You’ll love using them, too.

Pop on over to the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Blog to view the full card and learn a bit more about this pretty autumn card!

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Supplies:
E-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable
Adhesive Sheets – 4″ x 6″
Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Pigment Powder Brown
Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Pigment Powder Gold
Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Texture Ribbons

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Essentials By Ellen Holiday II Release Blog Hop

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Hi there crafty people, and welcome to my stop on the the Essentials by Ellen Holiday II Release Blog Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today! You should have arrived here straight from the CLASSroom.

And, woooohooo!!! I also get to give away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set!  The winner may chose ANY Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set (maximum value $15) currently in stock at Ellen Hutson.com  To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on today’s post with a valid email address by October 27th!

There is also a crazy good Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, also by October 27th, with a valid email address; winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, October 30th!

For my projects today I’m using some really awesome new coordinating new products! I looooove dies that coordinate with stamps, don’t you? I also used one of the new die sets as a stand alone project.

My first card features the oh-so fabulous Santa from the Tis the Season Stamps . I LOVE this Santa!! I used the stamp and coordinating die from Tis the Season Dies to cut this cutie out 3 times.  And I used another super cute stamp from Santa’s Flight to really make the card “POP!”

LisaAdametz-Ho3-10202015-1Santa’s shades were made shiny were Black Enamel Accents and White Enamel Accents were used for the pom-poms on the hats. He was colored using Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Art GRIP® Color Pencils.

This is the second card I made and I neeeeeeeded to get watercolor-y. :) So I broke out my Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor set.  After cutting the watercolor paper to size I loosely watercolored a background using colors I thought would be pleasing for Fall/Autumn.

LisaAdametz--ThankfulGourds-10202015-1Place a piece of watercolor paper onto a piece of Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Adhesive Sheets, remove the liner paper and burnish well. Place your die on to the paper and run through the die-cutting machine. By doing this you have a perfectly die-cut piece with a sticky side that still has a liner on it  — which can be removed when you are ready. I love these sheets!

I then very lightly watercolored the blooms and leaves from the Gourd-jus Dies set. After adding some thin strips of Little B washi, I simply adhered everything down — lifting the liner from the backs of the die-cut pieces and adding teensy pieces of foam to the back of the falling leaf.  There’s not much left to completing this card. Stamping the sentiment and adding the embellishments…but the finished result is so lovely.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my cards today as much as *I* enjoyed making them for you. These blog hops are so fun. Make sure you hop on over to the phenomenal SANDY ALLNOCK’S Blog to see what gloriousness she has created!

If you get lost, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.

Happy hoppin’!

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