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United We Flourish Sweet Sprinkles Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to my stop on this super special blog hop. This is a wonderful collaboration between Concord & 9th and Ellen Hutson LLC and we’re thrilled to bring this limited United We Flourish release to you today. I hope that you arrived at my blog from the fabulously talented Emily Midgett’s blog.

I had a lot of fun creating this card for you today. I’ll tell you a few of my little tips and tricks after I show you my card.

I know it’s winter. But who wouldn’t want a shimmery ice cream cone topped with glittery hearts as sprinkles?! I know they make edible glitter powder, but I wonder if it works on ice cream? #ThingsIthinkabout

To create the ice cream and cone: both pieces were die cut from Craft-a-Board and also two pieces of cardstock. (Close in color to the color of the cone and ice cream, but not super important.) Adhere the cardstock to the Craft-a-Board.  By using the Craft-a-Board it keeps all the extra weight that’s being added from bending the shape of the ice cream cone.

Now add a LOT of Embellishment Mousse to the top of the ice cream cone! Use a palette knife to keep it from getting too messy. Or….if you know how to actually bake and that kind of thing (which I don’t) put some of the mousse into a baggie and pipe it onto the ice cream/cupcake topper. Which would look amazing!!

While the Embellishment Mousse is still wet die cut some hearts from red glitter paper and press into the mousse lightly. Set aside to dry. For the cone, stamp the design using Versamark again, onto a Kraft colored cardstock. Then heat set with a gold embossing powder. The center of the cone leave a heart-shaped space. for which there is another die. And I used another piece of red glitter paper to tie it all together.

I love all the soft colors of this card and the gobs of shine, too. This is such a fun stamp and die set that I’m sure you’ll use ALL the time! 

To celebrate, two randomly selected commenters will win a $30 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson shop and two commenters will win a $30 gift certificate to the Concord & 9th shop. To enter just leave a comment on the Ellen Hutson Classroom blog and the Concord blog by 12pm PST on December 26th.

Below is the full list of hoppers for todays blog hop. And next up isLINDSEY LARSEN•!!!! 

The CLASSroom
Concord & 9th
Melissa Bickford
Sharon Harnist
Kymona Tracey
Sandy Allnock
Emily Midgett
Lisa Adametz –> you are here!!
Lindsey Larsen –> next up!!
Laurel Beard
Justin Krieger
Kittie Caracciolo
Karen Baker
Julie Ebersole
Tenia Nelson
Carolyn Peeler
Lisa Stein
Carly Tee Minner
Jessica Frost-Ballas

 

Sweet Sprinkles Stamp and Die Set

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Essentials by Ellen December 2017 Release

Hi there, and welcome to my blog for the final Essentials by Ellen release for 2017.  You should have arrived here from the wonderfully talented and oh-so-sweet Karolyn Loncon’s blog This release is all about celebrating! Birthdays, having fun, cake, confetti, balloons!! Even having a little sparkly. Whether it be sparkling cider or champagne,  I think that you’ll find the release a perfect addition for any occasion: Birthdays, Anniversaries, Friendship, and just about anything else your mind can dream up.

I’m using a few of the new sets from the new release for my pretty in pink card. (With my focus on the new Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Banner Cake By Julie Ebersole.  Here is the card I made. I hope you all like it. It has a TON of shine!! 😎

The following are the two sets I used to make my card:

Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Leading Ladies – Celebration Lady By Brandi Kincaid

Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Banner Cake By Julie Ebersole

 

As you will have seen from the previous days of this release hop ALL of the sets are so fun and versatile. I used the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® 3D Foam Creative Sheets to die cut my “cake”. Remove the top layer of adhesive liner and then place a sheet of gold foil on top. Burnish the foil with a tool such as the teflon bone folder (shiny shine up). The adhesive from the foam sheet will “lift” the foil. This way you will get the shimmer and shine of the foil AND the loft from the foam! Total win.

Before I took the backing off the other side of my golden cake 😉 I created a very simple background. First, I ran a piece of the beautiful dotted paper (which is actually the Essentials by Ellen Paper Pack, Modern Graphics by Julie Ebersole) through my laminating machine with a piece of Deco Foil pink melon foil.  The center of the foiled paper was ink blended with a few colors of Distress Ink Oxides and the sentiment was heat embossed with a beautiful gold embossing powder from WOW!.

The last step is simply to add embellishments and put the card together. It’s a simple card with a POW! factor. Here’s a close-up:

And rounding out this Saturday hop is the AMAAAAAAAAAZING Jessica Frost-Ballas who I know without a doubt will blow your minds 🤯with her talent!!! I hope everyone had fun on the hop today.

 

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12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2017

Happy Friday! I hope that you’ve been checking in on the CLASSroom blog as there have been already a week’s worth of Ellen Hutson designers and guests for the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2017.

I’m so super excited to once again be paired up with the amazing Jill Foster of Penny Black. I’m always a little stunned when I’m paired with her as she’s SUCH a phenomenal designer. It’s like being told that you’re being paired with the Michelangelo of card design as your guest. A teeensy bit overwhelming. I can only do my own thing, though, y’know? Comparison will only kill ya.

SO!! For my challenge (since I’m the lead designer on this gig) I decided to create a SKETCH!! How fun, right? And I hope that you ALL will play along.

I’ll show you a sneak peek of my tag, but I REALLY want you all to head over to the CLASSroom for all of the fun. There’s prizes to be had!! YESSS!!!

HOWEVER? If you use my sketch? Please let me know in the comments with a link. I’d love to see what you created so I can head on over to YOUR blog and comment. ♥ I’ve been known to give stuff away, too., so I’d love to see you create with my sketch! ;)

Have a great time with the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2017!!

Anniversary Sale!

Come join in on the fun as we continue to celebrate Ellen Hutson LLC‘s 11th Anniversary with this amazing sale!!

Here are the tiny, but oh-so-important details:

  • 20% off everything but new Mama Elephant (anything released in the last 90 days) and the BCRF fundraiser set
  • Must use the code celebration17 to receive discount
  • Anniversary sale code cannot be combined with any other codes and is not valid on previous purchases

Have fun shopping!! You can click on the “E” graphic–> to the right to be taken directly to the shop. (Yes, I use affiliate links and I thank you deeply. xoxo )

Ellen Hutson LLC 11th Anniversary Celebration Hop – Day 4

Hi, welcome to my blog and Day FOUR of the anniversary celebration for Ellen Hutson, LLC. And HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! To be included in this hop with so many talented and wonderfully kind people in this community always boggles my mind. But, Ellen exudes that kind of graciousness across all stamp designers and stores. She’s a loving, kind and warm-hearted person. And I am forever grateful for the day she asked me to be part of her team. 

When I was asked to pick my favorite set to design with I picked one of my early faves designed by Julie Ebersole called Bokeh Dots. I just love the versatility of this set. It’s an abstract set, but very open to interpretation.  I made a very “loose” wreath with it for my card today.  And used another older die Brushstroke Peace for my centerpiece. All of the color is done with the Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors. *quick edit – Since there seems some confusion as to whether I embossed with gold or silver? I used PLATINUM!! ;)*

 

I love doing loose watercoloring like this. And beautiful abstract sets like Julie’s make my style of design so easy to work with.

I’m always looking forward to what new, fun, or inspirational designs and sets Ellen has found for us on the horizon. It truly is such a joy to be a part of her team and to partner with so many other wonderful talented ladies, too.

Happy Anniversary, Ellen. And thank you for opening your warm and comforting arms to me so many years ago at CHA and inviting me to be a part of your family. I love you!

*wiping my happy tears away*

On to your next stop!! That would be the fabulously talented Lea Lawson!!!! I know you’re going to be over the moon excited with what she has in store for you.

Here is the full list of hoppers for today:
Amy Rysavy
Carly Tee Minner
Amy Tsuruta
Lisa Adametz — You are Here
Lea Lawson
Heather Meeson

Wishing you all a happy, healthy and blessed Thanksgiving.

 

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