Essentials by Ellen Late Summer 2016 Blog Hop

Essentials by Ellen Late Summer 2016 Blog Hop

Hey there!! Welcome to the Late Summer 2016 Essentials by Ellen Release Blog Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today! You should have arrived at my blog right from the CLASSroom.

And, yay!!! I also get to give away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set!  The winner may choose ANY  Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set  (Maximum value $25 USD) currently in stock at Ellen  To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on today’s post  by Tuesday, August 23rd

There is also a crazy good Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, also by Tuesday, August 23rd.

 ALL winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, August 26thPlease check there on that date to see if you are a winner and for further details on claiming your prize!

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

 Most of all….Have fun and enjoy the blog hop! YAYAYAY!!!


 I am so crazy excited to showcase the Mondo Peony Stamp by Julie Ebersole and Mondo Peony Die by Julie Ebersole for you today. The Mondo stamps have been so very popular and this one is sure to please, too.  The big, beautiful size of the stamps and dies will be a hit for mixed media AND stampers alike. I, personally, am in HEAVEN!! ♥

Mondo Peony

The largest flower is a MASSIVE 3½” x approximately 3¼”!! It truly is MONDO. (Julie wasn’t joking around.)

Here is a quick look at the Mondo Peony stamp set:

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And a look at the matching Mondo Peony die set:

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I am also thrilled to showcase another stamp set for all of you today and this one is called Stay Golden by Julie Ebersole. I utilized the matching die set, too, because they are so awesome.


 I initially had so many ideas for this card it was hard to reign it in. I know that the pineapple trend is HUGE right now, but did YOU know that pineapples are a sign of hospitality and friendship? LINK I think that’s so cool!

 The card that I made is so colorful and fun! I used Distress Crayons, the Kuretake Gansai Tambi Starry Colors for the beautiful shimmery golds (on both cards, actually), and a mix of Distress Inks, and Lawn Fawn Inks. :) The Pineapple crown was created with a light green foil. Fun, huh?

Here is a look at the Stay Golden Stamp set:

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And a look at the Stay Golden matching die set:

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Every single one of the products in this release is AMAZING…no kidding. I’m linking to them all below, to make it easy for you to shop. Be sure to check out ALL the hoppers to see how THEY’VE used the products, too. (Full list of hoppers is on the CLASSroom blog, if you get lost.)

 Next up on the hop is the always phenomenal SANDY ALLNOCK!!! <– click to be taken to her blog. :)

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399 Responses to 'Essentials by Ellen Late Summer 2016 Blog Hop'

  1. Shraddha says:

    both the cards are so pretty… glad to see inspiration for Stay Golden stamp set :)

  2. Two great new additions and both are so popular right now, peonies and pineapples.

  3. Tara Prince says:

    Wonderful cards! The flowers are gorgeous!!

  4. Randa McNair says:

    You’ve done it again! Ya make me wanna but it ALL!

  5. Love these watercolored peonies and pineapples. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Beth Holt says:

    Beautiful inspiration using the new Essentials by Ellen release! Love these two sets!

  7. Kathleen Caffey says:

    Love the Mondo flowers..fabulous cards.

  8. Diane says:

    Love the explosion of COLOR on both these cards, so fabulous!!!

  9. theCook says:

    Love your peony card!

  10. Michele says:

    Lisa the Mondo Peony was the first set to hit the bottom of my very large cart!!! LOve what you’ve created with it!

  11. Marilyn in Michigan says:

    Love that peony! Beautiful.

  12. Wow you really showcased my two favorite sets!!!!

  13. Lisa Beeman says:

    The new Mondo Peony set is gorgeous. Love your cards. :)

  14. I love your bright, cheerful, colorful card. Thanks for the link about pineapples.

  15. Your cards are gorgeous! That peony is huge, I love it!

  16. Really love these sets, and I’m in AWE of your watercoloring skills!!

  17. That floral card is stunning! Awesome work! True talent!

  18. Mary Webster says:

    Such wonderful ideas make me want it all! Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  19. Nancy R says:

    Lisa that Mondo Peony card is so pretty. Beautiful colors and layout. Your pineapple card is bright and cheerful, and how great is that sentiment?! Thanks for the inspiration.

  20. SuzzieQ says:

    I LOVE your Peony stamp set with the large flowers. And there are matching dies. Be still my heart!

  21. Rita Montgomery says:

    Wow, Mondo, you are beautiful. Just a lovely set. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card.

  22. Susan T says:

    Love this release. Your peony card is amazing.

  23. papabric says:

    Beautiful and vibrant samples Lisa! My love for the Mondo Peony increases as I go hopping :).

  24. Christine M says:

    Mondo makes me think of a song but with different words “a little mondo by my side” Fab cards!!!

  25. Knock your socks of color-iffic!!!!!! (no prize) -Kimberly Wiener

  26. Cassie says:

    Your cards just pushed me over the line to get the peony & pineapple set…so thank you! Great cards!!!

  27. dawn young says:

    Didn’t think I would “need” the Mondo Peony…boy, was I wrong!!

  28. Fabulous cards, Lisa! What a wonderful release! I ordered the Mondo Peony set last night….

  29. Barbara says:

    The flowers jump off the page. Great job.

  30. Cherie says:

    Thanks for sharing your lovely projects. The peony set really makes an impact.

  31. urrn4u says:

    WOW. That’s all.

  32. Laurie says:

    Such a fun release. I love your first card. The flowers seem to glow!! So pretty!

  33. Lisa H. says:

    I really love that Mondo Peony stamp set!

  34. uchilm1 says:

    Love, love love the Mondo Peony card! Wow! You really made it pop! (I already have the Mondo Hydrangea and Mondo Magnolia stamp and die sets, now I NEED to have the Mondo Peony for the perfect trifecta!) Thank you so much for such a great idea!

  35. Taniesa says:

    WOW!!! These are stunning. Your coloring is amazing especially on the Peony’s. I love how BIG they are!! Such a great release! <3

  36. Linda Miles says:

    You’re cards are gorgeous! Thanks for this awesome inspiration!

  37. Laurie Newbigging says:

    Such beautiful cards!

  38. Denise D. says:

    The Mondo Peony is gorgeous, just like your card.

  39. Beautiful watercoloring + shimmer, love these stunning cards! The Mondo Peony is one of my faves in this release.

  40. Louise P says:

    Love your cards! The Mondo Peony is a beautiful set. Peony is one of my favorite flowers. I really like all the sayings with the new pineapple set. Thanks for the chance to win!

  41. Karen Roberts says:

    Beautiful card! I love the pineapple.

  42. Lori Gustafson says:

    So inspiring! Thanks so much!

  43. harrietskelly says:

    I love your beautiful, colorful cards!

  44. I really adore the Mondo Peony stamp! I have the Mondo Hydrangea and it’s one of my faves! Must have! I love your watercoloring on the card!

  45. scrapchick2 says:

    Your card with the Mondo flower is amazing. You are so talented.

  46. Ruby N says:

    That peony card is gorgeous!!

  47. eliza d says:

    So pretty and so fun!

  48. Angie Williams says:

    The cards are so pretty but the mondo peony card is gorgeous! I love the colors! Tfs

  49. Sandy N. says:

    I love the Mondo Peony set and I love what you did with it. The bright colors you used on the pineapple card make it so tropical. Great cards.

  50. Wow lovely Summer colours . Love pineapple

  51. Carolyn Hargrave says:

    I love, love, love your peonies card! It is fantastic and definitely one I want to try. Thanks for sharing!

  52. Erika says:

    OMG! I really love the peony stamp set! I need it now! :)

  53. Linda Thurston says:

    Love the use of foil and distress crayons. When choosing what to spend money on for media, these terrific ideas help. Love seeing the use of pineapples in ways I would never have imagined.

  54. Sharon Ricker says:

    Love the Stay Golden set. Thanks for a chance to win.

  55. Janelle H. says:

    I love peonies because they are so LUSH and your card really shows that off. Great sentiments in the new Pineapple set, too. Love your bold background.

  56. Thordis says:

    OMG! The peony is gorgeous! It was already on my wish list, but I know now that I have to have it! Your cards are amazing.. :)

  57. Carolee McCaslin says:

    This new release is awesome!!! I am in LOVE with the Mondo Peony:)

  58. Ericka Strange says:

    Great cards. Love the gorgeous peony card! The colors are beautiful great job.

  59. Sue D. says:

    BEAUTIFUL! Love the explosion of color on both of your cards. TFS.

  60. Lolita D says:

    Amazing cards! Love them both.

  61. Dennisonka says:

    Such fun products from Julie! And your projects are wonderful! I especially love her Mondo line, and your card with the new peonies is just lovely!

  62. Stephanie says:

    Love your cards – thanks for sharing – the Peony is beautiful

  63. Brenda says:

    I just love your pineapple card. I love the colors.

  64. Karen B. says:

    Wow what stunning coloring! You’ve made the flower life like!

  65. Laurie says:

    Love flowers and water type the techniques. Both cards are yummy..

  66. Sharon Block says:

    Loving the rainbow effect on the 2nd card. Cant see the gold but I bet its beautiful.

  67. Leanne in CA says:

    Beautiful cards!! Love the colors and these stamp sets with dies. Thanks so much for sharing.

  68. Mary-Anne V says:

    Those blooms are really gorgeous I totally agree with you. I love these happy bright cards.

  69. Shelly R says:

    Wow this is an amazing release and your cards are geourgeous!

  70. Vicenta Ghylin says:

    Great cards, love the colors you used. My favorite is the Mondo Peony stamp and die set. Thank you for sharing and being part of the giveaway.

  71. cszekeres says:

    I love your creations. They are lovely and showcase the new stamps and dies so well! Thanks for sharing!

  72. Rosemary d says:

    lovely set of cards… the peonies on the first one are so pretty!

  73. sheron egolf says:

    The cards are beautiful!

  74. lindagk23 says:

    Beautiful cards!!

  75. Mo says:

    Love your cards! The colors on those peonies are beautiful!

  76. Janet D. says:

    Your cards are fantastic and your Mondo Peony card is stunning!

  77. Cate S says:

    I love the peony card especially! Gorgeous!

  78. Sandy says:

    I really loved your watercolor flowers – Wow!

  79. Terry B. says:

    Oh wow, I love the Mondo Peony set!

  80. MKDubs says:

    Great cards using the new release. so colorful.

  81. Lisa your Mondo Peonies are coloured so beautifully can’t wait to get mine! I really love the background on your pineapple card made with distress crayons–may need to give those a try too.

  82. conil says:

    Oh my, the color you’ve achieved on both cards reaches out and smacks you right between the eyes. Gorgeousness abounds.

  83. Lercy says:

    My heart skipped a beat when I saw the Mondo Peony. It will be my first purchase. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful cards. I love the bright/bold colors of the pineapple one. Also, thank you for the opportunity to win an amazing stamp set!

  84. EeeeK, SO pretty Lisa! Both are great cards Lisa but that peony….OMG!

  85. Betty says:

    love your cards – especially your peony card – my favorite from this release!

  86. Renee Collier says:

    The Mondo Peony by Julie Ebersole is so at the top of my list from this release. Loving the colors that you’ve chosen too. Lots of fun new stuff has been added to my “IGottaHaveIt”List! Thanks for the inspiration.

  87. Lisa Lara says:

    I just love those flowers! Gorgeous cards Lisa. I love how you use color.

  88. Mary AK says:

    Your version of the peony stamps make the stamps look so much nicer! It was really nice to see that stamp brought to life. Thanks! And it’s GORGEOUS! It’s now going on my wishlist. :)

  89. Tami B says:

    Your peonies are beautiful.

  90. Laura Jane says:

    Eye candy indeed!!! I LOVE your gorgeously colored peonies!!

  91. Pampam says:

    I love those poppies!

  92. Becca Yahrling says:

    Your cards are so beautifully rich in color, love!!

  93. Pam L says:

    Love this mondo peony. Peonies are a favorite of mine. Can’t wait to try it!

  94. Theresa says:

    Love the colorful peony….

  95. Super Stick Chick says:

    Your cards are so beautiful. The pineapple colors are amazing.

  96. Fabulous cards! Love the Mondo Peony!

  97. Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful cards! I love the Mondo Peony set and your gorgeous coloring! Awesome pineapple card as well with a fabulous sentiment!

  98. Debbie Denby says:

    Peony is great for water coloring and the pineapple is truly a girl thing!

  99. Liz McAllister says:

    Love Ellen’s MOndo Flowers!

  100. barbara lassiter says:

    My heart goes pitter-patter, too with this new release and your lovely cards. I was immediately thinking that I needed that Peony stamp set. :)

  101. BunnyD says:

    What great cards! I really love how you used the foil for the top of the pineapple bringing shine and another texture to your design!

  102. Lawanda Martin says:

    That peony is just beautiful.

  103. shartl says:

    Oooh, your cards are both gorgeous and that Mondo Peony is just spectacular.

  104. Julie Henderson says:

    The Mondo Peony stamp and die set are beautiful! I’m just starting out making cards and I just learned that they have stamp and die sets! I have trouble cutting small things out so I was so excited to find out that they are now adding die cuts that match! WOW!! :-)

  105. sharon mesdag says:

    Your card with the golden set is so bright and happy, but I can’t wait to have a go at the beautiful peony.

  106. Mondo Gorgeous, Lisa!!!! And thank you for sharing the tidbit re pineapples being a sign for hospitality and friendship. I think that makes me admire them that much more =)

  107. Lynda J says:

    Gorgeous cards!!

  108. barbara lassiter says:

    Lovely cards. I love that peony stamp set and it was the first to catch my eye from this release.

  109. Sue McRae says:

    Your mondo peonies are gorgeous!!!!!!!!!

  110. Barb says:

    That peony card is too awesome for words. Love the colors.

  111. These are beautiful cards! I love all that vibrant color!

  112. Nandini says:

    Both cards are absolutely gorgeous! Though I am partial to the first since I absolutely love those large blooms!

  113. Dolores Nussbaum says:

    Beautiful! All the card needs is a whiff of peony fragrance!

  114. Fantastic cards! I love all the bright colors and those mondo peonies are fantastic in watercolor!

  115. Sue McW says:

    Your cards are beautiful! I love the Peony. It is stunning.

  116. Marianne says:

    This definitely is the best release yet! Love your peonies! So pretty!

  117. Troy Louise says:

    Beautiful cards! Love those peonies. Thanks.

  118. yaloosue says:

    Love your peony and pineapple cards! This release is fabulous!

  119. J Owen says:

    Great cards! Love what you have done with the Peony stamp.

  120. Lisa says:

    love the flowers!!

  121. Pamela Martin says:

    Love the cards – they are so pretty.

  122. Pat McCleary says:

    Beautiful peonies, Lisa & I love the color wash & sentiment on your second card.

  123. That pineapple set is just too much!!! I love it! I don’t usually care for flower cards, but yours is beautiful!

  124. Linda Whitaker says:

    Yes the pineapple IS so popular this year, everywhere you look. Thank you for sharing

  125. Beautiful cards! Great release

  126. Elizabeth N Anderson says:

    Those peonies are stupendous! I also like the curve of your design and the bright background on the pineapple card

  127. Penny says:

    I love this stamp set. Flowers make the whole world better! Thank you for the opportunity to be part of this wonderfully awesome giveaway!

  128. Valeria says:

    Pretty! Love the mondo peony set.

  129. What great cards. I love the peonies.

  130. Mondo Peony, be still my heart! This is absolutely a MUST HAVE for me! LOVE your card!

  131. Lois John says:

    What beautiful peonies!

  132. Abby says:

    Love the peony!

  133. Your Zig coloring on the Mondo Peony is just beautiful!!! And they are gorgeous stamps but so intimidating because of the size! You rocked it out though!!!

  134. Diane says:

    Absolutely love that peony stamp set. Your card is so beautiful!

  135. The Mondo Peony stamp set will be mine! Your cards are lovely :-) Thanks for a chance to win, and thanks for sharing!

  136. lisa cisneros says:

    Love the beautiful cards….the bright bold colors are so fun!!

  137. Jan Elmore says:

    Your ‘Mondo’ is marvelous!!!! Love them colors!

  138. Sandy Small says:

    Very nice! The peony set is great!

  139. I just love peonies! The cards you made are terrific.

  140. Wendy Brichacek says:

    So happy you used the peony stamps! These arey husband’s fav flower and can’t wait to get my hands on it to make him an anniversary card! Gorgeous!

  141. FeM says:

    I really like the peony. Great inspiration.

  142. CindyR says:

    Beautiful cards!! Love those peonys stamps!!

  143. Julie Wexler says:

    I knew it- the minute I saw the mondo peony set I knew it would be a dream to watercolor…and you proved that beautifully ! Thanks for the info on the symbolism of pineapples! You served that set up so nicely, too (and yes the foil accent *is* fun!)

  144. Mary Holshouser says:

    I love peonies. I had a garden full of them many years ago. Really miss their beauty. You card could take the place of my garden.
    it is wonderful – so much depth to the flowers.
    All of the projects are great.
    thanks for sharing.

  145. Marian W says:

    Those peonies are so lovely! great color combo.

  146. Gilda (McStamper) says:

    Love your beautiful peony card. The pineapple card is so cute. Love the sentiment.

  147. This is a great release – love your projects!

  148. Judy B says:

    Gorgeous card with the Mondo Peony stamp Lisa. Thanks for sharing both cards with us.

  149. Jen Brauer says:

    Pretty pretty pretty!

  150. jantink says:

    Such beautiful cards!

  151. Debbie A. says:

    Beautiful cards, Lisa! I especially love the Mondo Peony sets. You did a great job with them and on the other card as well. Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway.

  152. I love how you used my favorite flower in your fist card! And I love the colors and sentiment on the second one. TFS

  153. Zelda says:

    Stunning creations! The Mondo Peony card is spectacular!

  154. Nancy Vondra says:

    LOVE your bright and beautiful summery colors!!! Both your cards are amazing! Being from SC, I knew pineapples are for hospitality but friendship is new to me. Thanks for sharing your lovely happy cards! As well as a chance to win.

  155. waltonsd says:

    Love, love, love your peonies. Great job!

  156. Roz M. says:

    Beautiful cards, Lisa! Your first uses the set I’d choose: Mondo Peony; but I also love your second card with its fabulous background!

  157. Sangeetha says:

    Love all the cards

  158. angela says:

    looking good!

  159. Charlotte C. says:

    Love the beautiful colors!

  160. ambecoming says:

    Love the peony! It was my fave from first look! But I also am crazy about the sentiment on the pineapple card. Thanks so much.

  161. Donna B says:

    Love that flower! What a wonderful design to watercolor!

  162. Cheri says:

    Love what you did with the Peony stamps.

  163. Pretty cards! They are very fresh and colorful.

  164. Lindar C says:

    Those large flowers are so pretty, beautiful work!

  165. Ann Kulseth says:

    OMG – what a great new release. So many things to add to my wishlist.

  166. Diane Bakehouse says:

    Such bright and colourful cards. Love the background on the second card.

  167. Beth L says:

    Beautiful cards! I love the new stamps and dies.

  168. Ali Patchett says:

    So love the vibrancy you have created in your card designs, the colours are stunning

  169. Karen P says:

    Your card is truly beautiful Lisa! I do love large flower stamps and you’ve used Julie’s new Mondo stamp absolutely beautifully, such wonderful watercolouring, I love this new stamp very much and I am trying to figure out how to get this stamp and die in the UK. I guess I will be going into debt next month lol! Thanks for the awesome inspiration and great blog hop Karen P (UK)

  170. Laura Buehler says:

    What fun cards!

  171. Ana Rius says:

    Thank you for sharing. I’m so inspired by the peony set.

  172. Rebecca Reynolds says:

    Your cards are beautiful. I love the sentiments on the pineapple set (in addition to the pineapple)

  173. Barbara Howell says:

    I love the beautiful colors on your Mondo Peony card. Thanks for sharing.

  174. Cathy Montoya says:

    Sooo Beautiful. Love the colors you used. Thanks for the inspiration.

  175. Bunny says:

    This is a nice stamp and die. Peonies are such beautiful flowers.

  176. creativeunblock says:

    What a beautiful card! Love the colors. What a great release!

  177. Nancee56 says:

    Oh what great cards! Love them both! :)

  178. The peony stamp set is so beautiful on your gorgeous card! Love your Stay Golden stamp set and card as well!

  179. love this floral stamp great colors

  180. Christy Q says:

    Wow – what an incredible card!! I love the pineapple and the shiny crown you added.

  181. Lori Zielinski says:

    Dare I say it…brilliant use of these new products. And the amazing cards…oooh…be still my heart.

  182. Nana Griffin says:

    Lovely flowers!

  183. I love your cards! Those peonies are mondo-pretty and the pineapple is so summery and awesome!

  184. NKM photos says:

    Wow, love these! I have the Mondo Hydrangea and really love it. The Mondo Peony would be a lovely companion

  185. Heather Lynn says:

    Love that these stamp sets also have matching dies. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing!

  186. Maryjo Monterosso says:

    Beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing your talent.

  187. joy meadows says:

    LOVE the mondo peony stamp! SO gorgeous. Your card is also gorgeous.

  188. You chose my favorite stamp set. You sure did a beautiful job.

  189. NatQuebec says:

    Beautiful cards !

  190. Fanny Cantero says:

    The pineapple card is beautiful! Love this summerelease release.

  191. fabulous cards here! They are so bright and cheery, I can feel your enthusiasm pulsing through the creations! Great being on the hop DT with you!

  192. Charlene Dahlberg says:

    LOVE this card with the wonderful new flower. the colors are so pretty..Anyone getting this card would be thrilled

  193. Miriam Prantner says:

    Those peonies are so pretty, love how you colored them, and love the rainbow on the second card!

  194. I just love the peonies. So beautiful. Great job!!!!

  195. Viveca says:

    Beautiful and colorful cards! Pineapples and peonies are two of my favorite things so the stamp sets are a must-have.

  196. Carol K says:

    beautiful peony card.. . . great stamp/die set. . . .and the pineapple card is filled with color. . .

  197. Ava Maria D. says:

    Wonderful coloring on the Peony

  198. Gorgeous! That peony is stunning!

  199. Eileen M says:

    Wow, you are an inspiration for the use of color! Beautiful!

  200. Jo-Anne Tedford says:

    Beautiful peonies!

  201. EXcellent…love the mondo bloom and the pineapple, yes to the pineapple

  202. Suzette says:

    Beautiful cards!

  203. Barbara Baxter says:

    I especially love the mondo peony card you did. I love the big flowers and the bright colors you used! Thank you for sharing your talent,

  204. Cynthia Cole says:

    Wow I truly love your mondo peony card, just stunning! Your pineapple one is sweet too.

  205. Jan stamps says:

    This group of stamps and dies are so varied and fun.
    Loved your vivid coloring of these flowers.

  206. Faith says:

    I love the peony and the way you used it on your card.

  207. Pai Meng says:

    love those peonies!

  208. Paula Wolfe says:

    Wow! Love that Mondo Peony. Beautiful job.

  209. Deborah Rikard says:

    Love what you did with the large peony flower. The colors are beautiful.

  210. Julie says:

    The mondo peony is just beautiful.

  211. OOOH , , , I love those colors! Soft, beautiful peonies and and the vivid background with the wonderful new sentiments on the second card.

  212. Ashwini says:

    Amazing cards! I can see why you said you had to reign your self in – the products are so amazing, you’d have loads of ideas!!

  213. Maria Durfee says:

    Sandy- I just LOVE that mondo peony card! love the colors- so bright and happy :) This new release is amazing!!!! I am in love with each one! the silver linings one is on top of my lovey list- after that- any of them- ALL of them – in love with stamps, I am :)

  214. Lynne Dillard says:

    I really like the new Mondo flower. Very nice cards!

  215. Beautiful!!! My favorite from this release is that Mondo Peony and you’ve done a beautiful job with it. TFS!

  216. aileene2016 says:

    The watercolored peonies are magnificent but love the pineapple stamp set since I was born in Hawaii. Your coloring techniques are wonderful.

  217. Leah Ann Gast says:

    Very pretty cards. I especially love the pineapple card.

  218. Donna says:

    Love your colors!

  219. Gayle says:

    Love your cards, so bright and colourful

  220. ireneaddison says:

    Fabulous cards! The peony stamp captured my attention and you used it beautifully!

  221. Karen Forbes says:

    I realise that i still gravitate to flower stamps eventhough I have lots of them. Love the Mondo Peony. Dont have that big set of stamps, yet. Found the colours interesting and inspiring. Thank you.

  222. Martina Sarikova says:

    The peony card is awesome :) wow. Great card!

  223. Patti G says:

    Your cards are amazing!!

  224. Michelle says:

    :D Now u r making my heart ache coz you made such beautiful cards with these 2 stamp sets which I didn’t purchase in the new release!! Ahhhhh… Boo Hoo…

  225. Rosali says:

    Wow, stunning vibrant colors on your card!! So glad to get to know your site through the EH hop!

  226. Jimmie Whitt says:

    My favorite is the Mondo Peony card….love the pretty colors.

  227. Mary Anne Feller says:

    That Mondo Peony set is just fabulous!

  228. Teri W says:

    Love the colors on the peonies! Just gorgeous

  229. n56leiker says:

    I love this new release! Thanks for the inspiration! I hope that the two sets of dies come back into stock soon! I can’t wait for the sewing stitches die and the silver linings die to come back!

  230. micheleclay says:

    OH MY WORD!! What an amazing release!!! Both cards are so bright and cheery!! Inspiring!!

  231. Jane says:

    Lovely cards!

  232. Amy McCue says:

    That peony is just gorgeous!!! I can’t wait to play with that.. Your colors are gorgeous!!

  233. Birgit says:

    Oh my, these cards are gorgeous! The first card stole my breath away!!

  234. kathy D. says:

    Great job, love the bright colors!

  235. Becky Hughes says:

    Love the cheerful colors! Gotta have the peony set.

  236. Laura Hill says:

    Oh my gosh the Peony card is awesome. It is so beautiful and I’m already thinking about it for a Mother’s Day card. I happen to love Peony’s and I have lots around my house. I love this stamp and die set, can’t wait for it to arrive.

  237. smilynstef says:

    Peonies & Pineapples … swoon

  238. Yvonne says:

    Your cards are beautiful! Love the florals!

  239. Oliev says:

    Beautiful cards!

  240. Sue D says:

    I like the colors of your peonies and the colorful background on the pineapple card.

  241. Your Mondo Peony card is mondo gorgeous! Love the colors on both cards!

  242. Marliese Zimmerman says:

    Love the pineapple!

  243. Oh your peony card is so soft and lovely, love the colours in this and your pineapple card. Fantastic

  244. Great cards. Love the pineapple stamp and die sets. Pineapples are popular in Virginia and I have a small ceramic collection. Will have to get these sets for crafting!

  245. Woendi Levitt says:

    Love your cards. The pineapple card is so fun and has so much going on but it all works. The foiling is GREAT!!!

  246. terriavidreader says:

    Fantastic. Love the huge flowers.

  247. Marcia says:

    Beautiful! What you did with those MONDO peonies is amazing!

  248. Love your Pineapple card! So cute and colorful.

  249. Cyndi Morris says:

    The Mondo Peony stamp set and dies are gorgeus. Beaultiful cards.

  250. Margot says:

    I am crushing on the peony!!

    The sentiments in Stay Golden are great though!

    Your pretty cards make me want to buy both!

  251. Absolutely gorgeous cards. TFS your creativity

  252. Nan says:

    Your coloring really shows off these new stamps. Especially that gorgeous Peony! Beautiful work!

  253. Sally Taylor says:

    Those cards are lovely, Lisa. Just got to get that peony :)

  254. Chris Handy says:

    Love the sentiment on your pineapple card!

  255. Mary K. M. says:

    Love the pineapple as well as the peony.

  256. Lovely cards Lisa. The peonies are so pretty… fantastic coloring!

  257. Valerie Breingan says:

    Wow that’s a big Peony.You did an AMAZING job.

  258. Robin Ridpath says:

    Gorgeous cards. The colors are amazing. The Peony card is my favorite.

  259. Gorgeous cards Lisa! Peonies are my favourite and wow, those babies are huge. Love a beautiful focal stamp.

  260. Lovely & colorful cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

  261. Keely says:

    The Mondo Peonies are just beautiful, love your cards.

  262. 4hetty says:

    Loving the happy colors on your beautiful cards!

  263. D.Ann C says:

    Yowza! Those ginormous peonies are gorgeous!!

  264. Juli C says:

    Beautiful cards!! I love the golden pineapple!!

  265. Cynthia Cooper says:

    These flowers are beautiful!

  266. Kelly Kreuer says:

    Peonies are my favorite flower and I love this stamp set. Both cards are very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

  267. Susan Thompson says:

    I have always loved peonies, and your coloring of this set is really inspiring. I think it is very hard to get these flowers to look realistic, and you have done it. The pineapple is also awesome, but the peony is it for me.

  268. Kittie says:

    Lisa, both of your cards are so creative and gorgeous. I especially love your color choices on the Mondo Peony card. and that you allowed the foliage to be outside the card base. The splashes of color on your second card drew me in.

  269. Oh wow, these are fabulous!!!

  270. Chandra Shasteen says:

    The peonies are perfect for heat embossing and watercolor. Love how big they are. Great cards and colors.

  271. Shirley N says:

    Beautiful water colored cards! I especially LOVE your peonies!

  272. Shannon says:

    Oh soooo beeeeeeautiful! I love the peonies!!!

  273. Diane says:

    Both your cards are gorgeous. Love your colour combinations. What a great release. Thanks for sharing.

  274. Torrie says:

    Great cards! What a fun, and fresh release.

  275. Lucy E. says:

    Those sets are my two favorites
    and you sure hit a home run
    with your cards! Beautiful
    coloring and love the bright

  276. What a gorgeous peony card, Lisa — beautiful colors!! And your pineapple card is so bright and cheery!

  277. Dana W says:

    Wow!!! Fabulous cards!! The coloring is awesome!!!

  278. Dawn says:

    Luv the stay golden set cute card

  279. Sue Townsend says:

    I luv the over-sized flowers. That’s how I like to photograph flowers, up close and personal!! Now there is a die set that zooms in…beautiful. Lovely cards. Thank you for sharing.

  280. wow such a lovely happy pineapple card, I am trying to resist buying it but with such awesome inspiration think I’m going to fail,

  281. Barbara N. says:

    Such a colorful card and I just love the saying.

  282. Eva says:

    Both cards are awesome! Bright and beautiful colors you used. Thank for the inspiration;)

  283. Violet Rose says:

    Love the cards you made and the peonies! Thank you for sharing.

  284. sue washburne says:

    Love the Mondo Peony set! It is moving to the top of my wish list!

  285. Rachel Vass says:

    Fabulous cards, love that peony!

  286. Megan N says:

    I love the Mondo peonies, too!!

  287. Carol Henderson says:

    Love the gorgeous colors!

  288. Mondo Peony looks awesome! Thanks for the inspiration.

  289. Amy Ames says:

    I love your peony card!!! The water coloring is so beautiful :)

  290. jeanie r says:

    This is such a cute release. I really didn’t think I was in the market for a pineapple stamp set, but I just may be.

  291. GiniK says:

    Terrific cards, Lisa – I especially love the pineapple set, but each new set in this release has a freshness and originality about it, that make me want ’em all!
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  292. Laurie says:

    Such loveliness. And fun! Great release. I especially like the peonies. Yum!

  293. Pat eifert says:

    Beautiful cards!! I do so love that huge peony stamp!!

  294. Nina says:

    Love the peony card! So pretty.

  295. Michele W says:

    Lovely cards. Those watercolored peonies are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

  296. Linda Carson says:

    Fabulous artwork! Absolutely fabulous!

  297. Kitty T says:

    Wow, those peonies are large and in charge! :) love the colors on your pineapple card.

  298. TK says:

    That Monday Peony is just GORGEOUS!

  299. Wow. Your cards are awesome. I really love the colors and that huge peony is to die for.

  300. Katrina says:

    Thanks for sharing the beautiful card.

  301. Donna says:

    I like both of the sets that you used, and with such bright bold colors!

  302. Such stunning and exciting cards!! I wasn’t really attracted to the distress crayons before, they look so hard to control on the papers..but wowzer your second card blew my mind! Really love the flower and the pineapple stamps! Such vibrant cards, really love them!

    • Lisa says:

      Vera, I feel the same way as you do about the Distress Crayons. But having been on the Design Memory Craft DT and working solely with Gelatos® I felt I should try them. They don’t blend as much, as Gelatos® do, but I like the resist feature. And the colors are amazing with the Distress line. :)

  303. Janice Bryant says:

    The Mondo Peony is fantastic! I love your color combinations and I do think I’d love to try this in the spring with my one peony in my garden (matching colors). This would really show off well!

  304. Suzanne Schlief says:

    Mondo Peony stamps are fast becoming my new favs of this release. Love your colors.

  305. Ann D says:

    Wonderful cards; love the peony stamp set you used. :0)

  306. Patty says:

    What amazing cards.

  307. Krissie says:

    Just love the peony stamp set and your cards are absolutely stunning.

  308. Ann says:

    Your cards are so inspirational. Thanks for sharing.

  309. Pat from sd says:

    Beautiful cards and I especially like your peony card. Lovely water coloring.

  310. Haejin Chung says:

    Love your cards ~~ the rainbow background, gorgeous~ the mondo peony, gorgeous! :)

  311. karenladd says:

    Your beautiful cards just glow with color! LOVE the giant peony!

  312. Sharon Miranda says:

    Thanks for the inspiration I get from both cards–very pretty!

  313. Memoriesbymanda says:

    The phrases in the stay golden stamp set are so uplifting ( and funny). Lovely cards.

  314. Elizabeth Bielicki says:

    Supply choices & colors superb, in my humble opinion. These cards need to be decor on a wall !!!!

  315. Lisa Butler says:

    Beautiful bright way to use these fabulous stamps!

  316. Angela W says:

    Both of your cards are gorgeous! I love the peonies. They are beautiful!

  317. Melynn says:

    Those are some happy fun cards! Great release all around.

  318. Amber McGary says:

    I love the huge flowers! Thanks for sharing.

  319. These cards are beautiful! I love the bold flowers and this peony stamp is just as gorgeous as the other mondo flowers!

  320. Oh wow! Gorgeous cards!!!

  321. Beautiful! your coloring is stunning! : )


  322. Lola Goldberg says:

    Wowzer! The coloring on those Mondo Peonies is just glorious – sometimes the big flowers intimidate me (only the stamped variety, never happens with the ‘real’ ones) when I think about coloring them, because there’s a lot of area to cover. Your card puts me in a mood to give it a try – I can always cover any section I might not like with a popped-up sentiment, right?!

  323. christine says:

    so beautiful and colorful!

  324. Great cards! I especially love the one with the peonies. It’s really nice to see examples of how to use such a large stamp! Wonderful colors in both cards. Tfs! :) ~ Andrea

  325. Janet says:

    I just love the peony card! So pretty!

  326. Rowena M. says:

    Such lovely cards!!! Love how you showcased these awesome products

  327. Maggie E. says:

    Such bright colors and shiny golds make my heart go potter-patter! Love them!

  328. Olive M says:

    Love those peonies. The colors you selected are gorgeous and the shading is flawless.

  329. Anna Tracy says:

    Love the pineapple card!

  330. Just beautiful, really want that peony stamp so much!!!

  331. Marty B says:

    Bright, bold colors…LOVE your cards!!!

  332. Trina M says:

    Fantastic colors that make me want to hop a plane for the Islands right now. AFTER buying the Stay Golden stamp and die set, so I’d be able to color on the plane. Thanks for sharing!

  333. Amanda Sheldon says:

    I love your coloring techniques on the pineapple card! So pretty!

  334. Karen Hollister says:

    Gorgeous color wash pineapple card! Such talent!!!

  335. Marilyn R-S says:

    Beautiful colors in the Peony card. Luv it!

  336. Gayle Reinhard says:

    Lisa,What beautiful cards. I’m so loving flowers this summer and lately added pineapples to my stamps. Thanks for the great inspiration

  337. gwen says:

    LOVE that peony! Your cards are so pretty!

  338. Kory England says:

    Nice cards!

  339. Deedee Maldy says:

    The Mondo Peony is one of my favorite stamp sets. You did a beautiful job of bringing it to life. Thanks for sharing!

  340. ANne Schellenberg says:

    Love the peony stamp set you used on your card, so lovely.

  341. Valerie A Linn says:

    Awesome new flower set and the pineapple is really trening now. Two great sets.

  342. Such bright and beautiful cards! I’m in love with the peony.

  343. Debbie Bassett says:

    Both of your cards are beautiful, when I saw the peony I thought wow how gorgeous and then I paged on down and by golly there is a beautiful die for pineapple!!! Choosing what stamps to purchase is really gonna be hard!! You did a beautiful job of showcasing them both on your blog!! Thanks so much!

  344. Lori Nasu says:

    The peonies are beautiful! Being from Hawaii, I love the pineapple card of course! I love that the pineapple is a symbol for friendship and hospitality…and here we call it aloha!
    Thank you for your ideas!

  345. Your cards are beautiful!! I love the sets you have showcased!!

  346. Marta says:

    I really like the colorful peonies !

  347. Jen Warren says:

    Wow love the colors on the pineapple card and those flowers are just gorgeous!

  348. Lourdes de Jesus says:

    Love the colors and creativity. Can’t wait to use some of these products

  349. Kristine says:

    Wow, the coloring is amazing! I love bright colors, and they really work well in your cards! The peonys are especially gorgeous and amazingly colored. Thanks for sharing!

  350. sherry butcher says:

    Love the colors and shading you used on your cards. Thanks for sharing.

  351. Rachel A says:

    Wow! Beautiful cards! I especially love those peonies!

  352. nancy faith says:

    I love the cards… ‘stay golden’ is so inspirational and ‘fun’..

  353. Melissa S says:

    Love how you used the new release on the cards! Beautiful!

  354. Vicki Smith says:

    Outstanding colorful cards! This is a great new collection.

  355. Dingmans Things says:

    You’re cards are amazing! First time visiting your blog (came to see what you created with this hop that I am in love with), & so glad I did! My fave set is the golden set and you brought that to life!!!! But I really must say I am truly captured by your creation with the peoney set! I’ll be back to see more!


  356. Maggie B says:

    Hi Lisa ~ So far, I’ve been successful at dodging the pineapple craze. Until now. After seeing so many gorgeous cards this week (I started in the middle of the hop) I now believe I NEED this particular pineapple set. Love what you’ve done here with both of your cards. Thanks so much for the inspiration. Have an awesome weekend.

  357. Tricia Ann says:

    What beautifully colored peonies! I love what you did with the background on the pineapple card.

  358. Lindarub says:

    Love the colors on your flowers.

  359. jlcoutu says:

    Your peony card is just lovely! And I love the bright colors in the pineapple card! Well done! Great first stop on the hop!

  360. Rita Fujisawa says:

    Great to see your peony card because the mondo peony stamp set is my fave!

  361. Love these beautiful peonies! And pineapples are really trendy, as is your card.

  362. stampnk says:

    I am so impressed with the beautiful coloring in that peony card!

  363. TracyM #6773 says:

    FABULOUS cards!!!
    The pineapple is SO MUCH FUN and the Peonies a DELIGHT to the eye, LOVE each one you have layered together, they’re truly GORGEOUS!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing and the chance to win :)

  364. Wow! Great cards. I specially love the big flowers and the way you color them, just amazing

  365. Lori Ellen says:

    Great, beautiful cards! Love the coloring!

  366. Heather B. says:

    Love how you watercolored the Mondo Peony stamp set– so vibrant yet soft. I love the pow of color on your pineapple card as well- it has a mod twist to the design that is unexpected.

  367. Karen Viskup says:

    Love the way you colored the Mondo Peony stamped card!

  368. Patricia Escobar says:

    amazing talent, thanks for sharing

  369. angie Hall says:

    I’m with you, I love the Mondo flowers. Your czrd is beautiful. The pineapple card is super too.

  370. Two trend setter stamps sets, both cards are fabulous, Lisa!
    Love the peony~it’s simply gorgeous!

  371. Jennifer K says:

    Both of your cards are beautiful but I have to say the Mondo Peony card you created is simply stunning, I just love how you laid out the flowers and the gorgeous depth you gave the flowers with the way you coloured them.

  372. The peony card is very beautiful… but the pineapple card stole my heart… it is gorgeous.. with all those colors blended in… and thanks for the link to the pineapple history! :) great job in showcasing… I am creating my want list

  373. Debbie Scassera says:

    The cards are beautiful. I love the pineapples .

  374. Rebecca says:

    Thanks for the great card inspirations! And thanks to Ellen Hutson for the giveaway!

  375. The peonies are simply amazing! They are my favourite! Since I make bigger cards (A5 size) they would fill up the card nicely!

  376. Lisa, your cards are gorgeous and I love the new Mondo Peony a lot!

  377. Lori B says:

    Love the new peony stamp & die & really love how you used them!

  378. Barb H. says:

    the peony card is just beautiful

  379. Amy Kolling says:

    Such a gorgeous Mondo Peony card! Love the color!

  380. memalagene says:

    Wonderful cards! I especially love the Gorgeous flowers!

  381. Jennifer L. says:

    Lovely peony card!

  382. KimC says:

    Such beautiful cards, glad to have found your blog.

  383. Two very gorgeous cards! Love the bright colors you chose for them ! Fabulous !

  384. Deborah S says:

    Both of your cards are so lovely. I am drawn to the peonie set because of the coloring possibilities and also because my late Grandma grew the biggest most beautiful peonies in various colors in her garden. I miss her and her garden tfs.

  385. Lorraine M. says:

    Loving the mondo peony…my absolute favorite flower.

  386. Marty Harris says:

    Your peony card is absolutely stunning!

  387. Kate B says:

    Gorgeous card! I love that Mondo Peony stamp set & your card makes me want it even more!

  388. I love how bright these both are! The flowers are stunning!

  389. renee milner says:

    The pineapple is fun, and your peony card is gorgeous!

  390. trishden says:

    Love the Essentials by Ellen stamp sets! Thanks for the chance to win one, I got my eye on the Pineapple!

  391. I seriously NEED these Peony and Pineapple stamps!! Gorgeous cards!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  392. Charlene Cisler says:

    Everything in this release is incredible. That Mondo Peony is absolutely super fantastic!

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