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Essentials by Ellen November Release

Hi there everyone and welcome!! We’re doing a little hop to celebrate the fabulous new Essentials By Ellen November Release. I hope that you’ve arrived here from the amazingly talented Sharon Harnist’s blog . If you need to start at the beginning, just go back and start at the CLASSroom.

I’m so lucky in that I was able to play with a stamp set that is right up my alley! This beautiful stamp set is called Abstract Paint Strokes which was designed by the uber talented Julie Ebersole. This is that kind of stamp set that you can use in a bajillion different ways. You’ll see all the different ways by all the talented designers throughout the hop. Use rainbow inks, pastel inks, watercolors, Christmas colors…you’ll get the idea! And the more you use these stamps, the more excited you’ll get!

I combined the Abstract Paint Strokes set with the Rustic Botanicals Stamp Set by Julie Ebersole to create my card:

And, in a nutshell, I simply used Distress Oxide Inks (which you can substitute with your favorite dye ink – I just happen to like the chalky effect of these inks) for the colored parts. Once dry, I stamped the three floral images in Onyx Black Versafine and then heat set with clear embossing powder. I repeat this with a gold embossing powder for the “dot” images. (It’s showing copper in my photo – my apologies.) The only suggestion I would have is to allow for white space. If you get overly heavy handed in “Lisa’s opinion” it just might look a little crazy. Which, hey, could look really amazing. I’m never one to knock crazy! ;) You do you. The only person that has to be happy at the end of the day is you. Right? Right!

Let’s see, where was I? Okay, I stamped the sentiment with Versamark onto a  piece of black cardstock and then heatset with white embossing powder. And popped it up with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Foam Squares. And I added just a dab of Nuvo Crystal Drops in Bright Gold to the center of the flower. That’s it.  Fairly simple, but a lovely card.

I know that you’ll LOVE your next stop on the hop which is with my wonderful friend and incredibly talented Ellen Hutson teammate, Kittie Caracciolo ⇐⇐⇐ CLICK!!! If you should get lost or just want to go back to top the top of the hop? Then please go to the CLASSroom.

 

 

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

advent-calenda-extravaganzaHi! I’m super happy to participating in my dear friend Taheerah’s Advent Calendar Extravaganza by contributing a card (made by me…of course).

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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 onto the creativity! I am designing with a stamp set designed by Julie Ebersole for Ellen Hutson, LLC today. I am so very fortunate to be a member of this wonderful team of creative women. The stamp set I’m using today for my entire project is Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Brushstroke Christmas, by Julie Ebersole.

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This card is created by embossing the “Peace on Earth” first and then doing the watercoloring. And additional stamping is done after so it is more subtle, but still seen. The white dots were stamped, but weren’t bright enough. I didn’t want them heat embossed so I just went over them with a white gel pen. (Some have a white pearl on top as an added embellishment.)

When completing the card and adding embellishments, sequins and rhinestones are used to keep the effect rather ethereal.

Here is a close up for you:

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And one more look of the finished card:

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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 23:59 EST on 31st December 2016 to enter.

Don’t forget the Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheera 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!

*edit – Thank you to everyone who has commented that thinks I should do a video!! I have been in the process of a move. Once I am completely unpacked a video of my watercolor backgrounds will be done. :) *

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

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Oh Happy Day

Aaaaand it’s #TexturalTuesdays!! Yay!! Oh Happy Day! Which also happens to be the sentiment that I used from the very sweet Oh Happy Birds Stamp set that I used for my card today. My card in The CLASSroom with Ellen Hutson is featuring Mama Elephant and Molotow Masking Pens.

I may have tried too hard to make the pens work. Or overthought it. Which I do. It’s not rocket science, but when something is new to you, and you’re really NOT sure what to do with it or how to fit it into your world…overthinking comes soooo easily. ;)

Here is a photo of my Oh Happy Day card:

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I love using loose watercoloring for backgrounds. The Molotow Masking Pens are very useful in keeping desired areas completely free of ink and paint. I do believe that I need more practice in using them, however. (Keeping it real.)

It gets frustrating when you just want to complete your project and all you do is mess up, though. *sigh*

If you have one of these pens I’d love to hear your feedback! Now that mine is done, though? It really IS “Oh Happy Day!”

Please check out my complete post on The CLASSroom Blog for all my pics and my full step-by-step whinefest details on how I made the card with tips and tricks.

All of my supplies are listed below. These ARE affiliate links, if you would like to shop with me at Ellen Hutson. I earn a very small percentage each time you shop. Thank you. xo

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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 Hutson.com  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!!!

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 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!! ♥

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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.

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 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. :)

COMMENTING ON THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED — THANK YOU FOR ENTERING!
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Felt Flower

Hey there! It’s another #texturaltuesday over on the CLASSroom blog for Ellen Hutson, LLC and I’ve made a super cool Felt Flower on a canvas that I hope that you’ll check out. The link is right HERE <—.

Today’s project is a feature that all the Ellen Hutson designers are doing this week and that is to work with felt in their projects. It was really fun! I always love making felt flowers and the canvas that I made for today is certainly no exception. 

Here is a look at the canvas with the felt flower.

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The die for my flower is from Memory Box (it is the Plush Ranunculus) and the felt is from Taylored Expressions (the assorted yellow -orange). 

Making projects like this is so much fun! I was able to get super painty with the background.  And, though I got carried away with the sequins, I really like how this turned out. The big, bold felt flower really makes this small canvas so happy.

The full tutorial and *tons* of photos for how I made this canvas is over on the CLASSroom blog , so please head over there for more information or if you’d like to just see how I made the canvas.

As usual, all of my supplies are listed below.  If you have any questions on the products, please send me an e-mail or comment below. Thank you!!

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