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.


110 Responses to 'Ellen Hutson LLC 11th Anniversary Celebration Hop – Day 4'

  1. Very pretty card, Lisa! Happy Thanksgiving!!! ♥♥♥

  2. tsurutadesigns1 says:

    Such a gorgeous + soothing card…very lovely

  3. cmayne says:

    A lovely, dreamy, artsy card…love this!

  4. Oh wow! Gorgeous card!!! Love so much your amazing colouring!!!
    Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  5. Tami B says:

    Very pretty. Happy Thanksgiving.

  6. Amanda Hays says:

    This is gorgeous!

  7. Jane says:

    Love your adorable card!

  8. Jackie says:

    That is a beautiful card, very serene and elegant.

  9. Nicole Maki says:

    This is such a pretty card – it sends my mind zinging in several, gorgeous directions. Love it!

  10. Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful card! Love these awesome colors and designs! Very versatile set!

  11. barbara lassiter says:

    This is so pretty. Love the background and the design idea!

  12. joy meadows says:

    I love Julie’s designs, too, and your card is amazing!! Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

  13. F. Andre says:

    This is my absolute favourite card in today’s hop. The blue and gold are fabulous together.

  14. NC_Donna says:

    I love the metallic dots with the snowflakes! Great colors too! Thanks for sharing and Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

  15. What a beautiful card!! Thanks for sharing with us :)

  16. Andrea D. says:

    Your card is so beautiful. I love your background. That Bokeh stamp set looks like a must have!

  17. Marianne Boulejiouch says:

    I love, love, love this card.

  18. Amy M says:

    Soooo pretty <3

  19. Pai says:

    beautiful! very peaceful

  20. Kristina Gentle says:

    I love this watercoloring look too. I need to do this more.

  21. Isabel Z says:

    Happy Turkey Day!!!

  22. This is awesome! Happy Thanksgiving!

  23. Greta H says:

    So artistic, unique & beautiful!

  24. Iris M Soscia says:

    Lovely card – beautiful colors.

  25. Jeannean M says:

    I love blue and silver for Christmas cards!! The bokeh stamps make an interesting wreath!

  26. margessw says:

    Oh my ! This is such a gorgeous card !

  27. jlingraham says:

    Very beautiful interpretation of circles. Love this

  28. maria f. says:

    Beautiful job with watercolors. I love bokeh too.

  29. sentsue says:

    Ha. This is one of my favorite sets too. So versatile. Pretty card.

  30. smilynstef says:

    That is my favorite stamp set … and you really rocked it.

  31. Sue LD says:

    Very pretty loose wreath. I like the colors.

  32. Amy McCue says:

    That is a peaceful card!

  33. dixiecochran says:

    Your card design is so clever, and you used the perfect sentiment. Super!

  34. Stef Perry says:

    Oh my, your bokeh wreath is gorgeous! Love the blue and gold color palette and the pretty sparkle from the snowflakes.

  35. Cornelia (fun stamping) says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! Beautiful card!

  36. Laura Zepeda says:

    Such a great card love the colors :)

  37. SarahC says:

    Very nice and simple looking. Unfortunately I know simple is not all that easy. TFS

  38. Rowena Miniaci says:

    What a beauty!! The blue and gold is just perfect

  39. Ashlee Diane says:

    Your card is so pretty:)

  40. melissaf123 says:

    Love your gorgeous Bokeh dot Card, Blue watercolor with the gold embossing os beautiful and elegant.

  41. Memoriesbymanda says:

    Oh I love the blue colour on your Christmas card.

  42. You know I can’t stop checking out this beautiful card Lisa! The embossing mixed with the blue watercolour is gorgeous!

  43. Chris Handy says:

    Beautiful card. Love the colors you chose and the abstract design

  44. Michele F says:

    Can you EVEN believe I don’t own this Bokeh set??!! How DID that happen? You’ve made it new to me, Lisa – and very beautiful, too!

    • Lisa says:

      Time to change that, Michele. ;) It’s a great set. And one you can use at any time. So fun to mix and match the circles and dots. You’ll be addicted.

  45. Betty says:

    how pretty – using the Bokeh set on a christmas card is so creative!

  46. Vicky says:

    I love blues on Christmas cards. Your background watercolor is stunning.

    • Lisa says:

      Thank you!! ♥ I’m usually a BIG fan of non-traditional colors on Christmas cards. Why be normal, you know? But this combo is so calming.

  47. Cynthia Cole says:

    Love the effect of Bokeh dots on your card!

  48. Pat McCleary says:

    Fabulous use of this favorite of mine.

  49. Diane Cramer says:

    Lovely card! The colors make it feel wintery and peaceful…

  50. conil says:

    A joy to behold…beautifully watercolore bokeh…be still my heart.

  51. Janet D. says:

    This is just beautiful, I love bokeh!

  52. D.Ann C says:

    Your PLATINUM embossed project is so cool! Reminds me a bit of a Dr Who episode where we find the lost moon of Poosh. lol!

  53. These circular background are fabulous with the colour choices of the card.. so elegant.

  54. Pati L says:

    Pretty and creative use of that set! Platinum & blue, love it!

  55. Cool, graphic, shiny and wonderfully magical, Lisa … just beautiful! Anita :)

  56. Lovely sentiment and graphics on your card. Love that little spot of purple too.

  57. JanetB says:

    Thank you for a new inspiration for using Bokeh Dots. Love your watercolor card!

  58. mjmarmo says:

    A very pretty card!

  59. Lori B says:

    Love the pretty blues you used in the background. Great way to use the Bokeh Dots stamps.

  60. This is awesome…I love the platinum!

  61. Judie Attard says:

    Wow this card is absolutely stunning!

  62. Sandy n. says:

    This is a great card – love the simplicity of it.

  63. Sue McRae says:

    Fabulous water colored background for this serene holiday card.

  64. I’m not usually a fan of cards with graphic elements but something about this just really speaks to me.

  65. susannev2014 says:

    Oh my, this card is fantastic! Absolutely adore it!

  66. karenajo says:

    AMAZING card! Love the pretty colors and design!

  67. Marcia K Designs says:

    Gorgeous! Love the colors!

  68. Patt H. says:

    Beautiful! Love the colors & elegant look!

  69. Eileen M says:

    Very beautiful! Love the artsy look!

  70. Danielle Vincent says:

    Wow. Just Wow! This is really beautiful!

  71. Jennifer Gallagher says:

    Love this card,thanks for sharing

  72. Rosali says:

    Such a gorgeous background, love the look!!

  73. Christine says:

    Your card is so beautiful. The platinum circles are great on that watercolor background.

  74. FD91354 says:

    What a unique card idea.. I love how you’ve used this set. Beautiful

  75. Mary Holshouser says:

    Hadn’t heard of platinum embossing before.
    Have to get that powder. It is very pretty
    Love the card – reminds me of the
    solar system.
    thanks for sharing.

    • Lisa says:

      Another friend told me the same thing even though my intent was as a wreath. :) I’ll take either. I hope you DO get the Platinum embossing powder, It’s such a lovely shade and unexpected.

  76. Vivian C. says:

    Great abstract card. The feeling of it is very tranquil.

  77. X this entire card radiates peace, the colours are fresh, calm, total night sky, beautiful, so beautiful x

  78. Truly an awesome card!!

  79. That is beautiful, Lisa.

  80. Terri (Blindstamper) says:

    Lovely. I like how you used it for a “holiday” card.

  81. Dennisonka says:

    Stunning card! Love the ethereal feel of it … just lovely! Thanks for inspiring.

  82. Tracy A says:

    Very beautiful and dreamy.

  83. Teresa says:

    So very peaceful. Love the colors..

  84. Andrea D. La Vigne says:

    Love how you made your wreath! Gives me more ideas for using this set. Tfs! :) ~ Andrea

  85. Gorgeous card and I love the blue with the gold. So stunning!

  86. Such a SWEET Card!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

  87. This is hands down my favorite set, too! I love what you have done with it!

  88. cropnkathy says:

    Wow! Such a pretty card. Love the Bokeh effect.

  89. lisascreativeniche says:

    Love the blends of the blues and gold!

  90. Deborah Kaye says:

    Beautiful card! Your watercolor totally sets off the bohek wreath you did.

  91. Mary-Anne V. says:

    Great celestical look!

  92. Megan N says:

    :) The color debate! Reminiscent of another blue and gold craze that broke the internet with a color debate.

  93. Lieve S says:

    Beautiful card in great colours !!

  94. Angie Hall says:

    Lovely abstract card. I love platinum embossing powder too.

  95. jomiway says:

    Love how you used this stamp set, it’s one of my faves too! Very cool card!

  96. geri S. says:

    Such a beautiful card! Love it! Thanks for sharing your talent!

  97. Robyn Ikemoto says:

    This card is so pretty! Love the watercolors and the platinum!

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