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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. **

COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED!!

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!

Watercolored Poppy

Happy Thursday! I have a watercolored poppy to share with you today.

Water coloring seems to be quite the craze these days, but if you’ve been thinking about getting a few watercolor pencils then I hope that the DT of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® can help. :) Three of us (Rita, Tiffany and myself) seem to be on the same wavelength using these awesome pencils for our posts. Can’t blame us. They’re really wonderful.

Which brings me to my card. It’s a watercolored poppy. Not traditional poppy colors, but hey…I took “artistic license”. :)

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This awesome stamp is brought to you by Technique Tuesday and it’s called Budding Poppies. I’m a bit of a poppy “freak”. I can never have enough poppy stamps. I could happily color these all day long. :) It’s true!

So, on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Blog today I’m showing you how I made the above Watercolored Poppy card using just a few Art GRIP® Watercolor Pencils, the stamp, one of the new stencils, and a couple of other supplies. Pop over and check out the tutorial. I’d love to see you over there, too. ♥

It’s Planner Time!

Yeah…It’s Planner Time! (Sing that to “It’s Hammer Time!“)

In case you didn’t know I’m a new Design Team member for a super cool new stamp company run by my friend, Ashley Harris, called Your Everyday Stamps. My inaugural post (<–click here!) as a DT member of the YES Team goes live TODAY and it’s featuring the Plan It Daily stamp set which is a really awesome planner set (see? Planner Time? Get it?). And since planners are all the rage with the cool kids I thought I’d do my own spin on it.

Since I’m more of a mixed media person and totally unorganized (though I have multiple planners) I had to do something I knew would work for me.  I explain my thought process and the whole works on the YES Blog, so please join me there for my step-by-step pics.

But, here’s a quick peek at what I did:

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Doesn’t look like much from this pic, does it? :D But, I had a great time. And I had to keep it simple so that I *would* use it.

Stop by and check it out, and let me know what you think! I always love to read your comments and thoughts.

HAPPY MONDAY!! Woohoo!

Bloom Girl Lacie and WINNER!

First up, I’m excited to share Bloom Girl Lacie with you on Jamie’s blog today (and later the winner of the giveaway)! We’ve moved all of our Design Team projects over to her blog which is just awesome and makes so much sense. So that’s where you’ll find my FULL reveal today along with a step-by-step tutorial for all you lovely mixed media mavens. ;)

But here’s the sneak of today’s beautiful mini 5 x 7″ canvas:

LisaAdametz-Lacie-5I just love how Bloom Girl Lacie turned out. And you’ll be so surprised when you read the tutorial for how I achieved her perfect skin tone. ;) Some of the supplies that I used are listed below.

AND, now … drumroll please….for the moment you’ve all been waiting for!! The winner of the Ellen Hutson LLC GIVEAWAY!!

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Congratulations to Nicole Maki!! You are the lucky winner of the Giveaway!! I will be forwarding your information directly to Ellen Hutson LLC and your prize package will arrive very shortly. Enjoy your goodies!

Thank you to ALL of you who were so very kind and left me a comment. I appreciate it so much. And I do hope that you’ll keep coming back!

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