12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2018

This is my favorite time of the year! When we do the 12 Days of Christmas with a Feminine Twist. And, if you’re at my blog? That means you’ve made it through the entire TWELVE days!! So exciting! There are always so many guests and so many prizes so you want to make sure you stop at every blog to comment during this VERY special 12 days. Be sure to start at the Ellen Hutson Blog to be guided along the way.

Now, you see that big ‘ol box above? I’m thrilled to be teamed up with my super sweet friend, Amy Tsuruta .  She and I are using the prompt of Clearly Christmas for our Tags today. So anything CLEAR.  Let me show you my tag below and you’ll see what I mean.

So, you can see that I used “clear” acetate for my shaker tag and the new Crystal “clear” Droplets from Essentials by Ellen Embellishments There are other “clear” elements. as well. Glossy Accents, The Tonic Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen, so you get the idea, right? But, think CLEAR elements. And, seriously now…aren’t those Holiday Gnomes from Reverse Confetti adorable? By the way, Amy is on the Design Team for Reverse Confetti and you should TOTALLY follow her on Instagram to see all her amazing work.

Click –> HERE <– to follow Amy on Instagram. 

** GIVEAWAY **
There will be TWELVE $25 gift certificates to the Ellen Hutson store and one lucky winner will walk away with a grand prize of a gift certificate of $150!! WOWZA!! How much fun is THAT?! Imagine all the crafty goodies you could buy? ;)

Since today is the last day of the 12 Days it’s a great day to go back and review all of the other tags you may have missed. You can always go back to day one or any other day from the Ellen Hutson blog.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today. All of my products used today are listed below. Affiliate codes used for your convenience.

December 2018 – Essentials by Ellen

Yay!! It’s a new month and a new release from Ellen Hutson! This one may be one of my faves EVER!! It is just so much fun. And there are SO many amazing options.  I think it will be your favorite release, too. Maybe until the next one. Hahhahaha!!

Here is my card:

This card was so much fun to make. I used the Letterboard set, the Letterboard Larger Alpha, and the Letterboard Script 1.  These sets are interchangeable and they just require your imagination. How perfect would these be for an invitation, a quote, or something humorous to brighten someone’s day? Pinterest is full of Letterboard ideas and inspiration. Thanks so much for stopping by today! 💕

All of my supplies are listed below. And, as usual, compensated affiliate links used when possible.

Essentials August Challenge With Ellen Hutson

Hi there! And long time no see. :) I won’t go into my personal business for being away from my crafty schtuff, but it’s nice to be back on the ‘ol blogaroo with a card for Ellen Hutson, LLC today and I really hope you enjoy it.

This month on the the Ellen Hutson Blog we’re mixing things up a bit. Instead of doing a color challenge/trend we are going to be focusing on how to use alcohol inks. They are so much fun!! For joining in on the challenge, you could have a chance to win $50 to the Ellen Hutson store! Be certain to visit the BLOG for all the details.

Here is the card that I made. I used the Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Over It by Julie Ebersole and the Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Unicorns ‘N Rainbows by Julie Ebersole. for my card.

I selected a variety of Ranger/Adirondack Alcohol Inks.  Trying to keep in a bit of a rainbow “collection”, but knowing that I will 100% NOT go in order. I used Yupo paper to drop the inks onto and also a straw to move the inks around. If I was satisfied I left the section alone, if not, I dropped Alcohol Ink Blending Solution onto the area and either just let the droplet be or used the straw again. At times I needed to use the felt pad and applicator to really move the inks around, but not much. I believe it was twice. (Which you can kind of see looking at the image below.)

 

I die-cut the panel down to size and die cut the clouds from the Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Unicorns ‘N Rainbows by Julie Ebersole die set from the remainder of the panel. I love the puffy little clouds in this set. So darn cute!! I stamped the rainbow and the greeting onto the Yupo paper using Versamark Ink and then GENTLY heat embossed with white embossing powder to preventing warping. (Yupo is a synthetic paper that is non-porous and works incredible with alcohol ink techniques.)

My last two card panels were also die-cut using the MFT Die-Namics A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax Set 2. I love this set and use it ALL the time. Once I adhered everything in place then I FINALLY attached my cute little puffy clouds with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® 3D Foam Squares Small, Black .  Around the perimeter of the main panel for a bit of extra shimmer I used Stickles Glitter Glue (use your favorite shiny one).

This was a fun card for me to make and really packs a POW! I just love the colors and the sentiment so very much.

Wishing you ALL bright and sunny days.

 

 

 

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Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia 2017

Hi! I’m super happy to be participating in my dear friend Taheerah’s Advent Calendar Extravaganza for the second year in a row by contributing a card that I made using some of my favorite Essentials by Ellen products! 

Here’s a little bit more about this event from Taheerah herself:

Advent Calendar Extravaganza is the festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests – each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!

Now let’s get creative, shall we? I am using a die set designed by the amazing Julie Ebersole for Ellen Hutson, LLC today. I’ve been extremely fortunate to be a member of this wonderful team of creative women for a number of years now and Ellen, herself, is just the most gentle, kind, compassionate, and amazing human being EVER!!! The die set I’m using for my project is Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Holiday Words, by Julie Ebersole.

 

And here’s a close-up of all the sparkle and shine! And check out that cute little snowflake!

If you don’t cut this die apart it’s fantastic to use together OR if you do decide to cut the words apart? The separate words are amazing on their own. Just imagine using the big, bold “Love” die-cut for a stunning Valentine card. *swoon*!!

The details:

It’s not a party without a prize – and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by Ellen Hutson.com so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post – then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! *You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win!* Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 11:59 EST/9:59 PST on 31st December 2017 to enter.

Don’t forget the Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas! 🎅 🎄 ❄️ 

Below are listed all of the supplies I utilized to make my card. These are affiliate links from which I do make a small percentage from any purchase. Thank you. xo

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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