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Cat Lady

Hey everyone! I hope you’re all doing purrrfectly amazing this Tuesday.  I’m sure that if any of you are a big fan of the Ellen Hutson, LLC Leading Ladies designed by the fabulous Brandi Kincaid  😊 you are not surprised at the card I’m posting today.  It was out of stock furever…even for ME!! So no special treatment here folks. Lol! 

I am a HUGE cat lover. I’ve had 4 cats. I still have 2 cats in California, but when I moved back to Nevada I made the best decision (and least traumatic) for them to leave them with my former boyfriend. They are being well loved and are in a happy place. My kitty here in Nevada, Millie,  🐱  is a frequent fixture on my Instagram. (@papergrace) And, if any of you know me personally, then you know she is quite the talker. She’s a funny one.

My card today is, of course, featuring the Essentials by Ellen, Leading Ladies, Cat Lady Clear Stamp & Designer Die set designed by Brandi Kincaid.

I just love her so much!!! 😍 And the patterned paper from Reverse Confetti brings a smile to face. ALL of my coloring is done with colored pencils. I’m absolutely NOT a pro with them, but I really enjoyed the process of learning to use them. They are so much harder than I thought they would be. But, it was really satisfying, too.  There was one kitty that I just totally screwed up. :(  Oh well. Mistakes happen!

Here is a little close-up for you:

I hope that with practice I’ll get much better.  Are any of you pencil colorers? I’d love to hear some of your tips!! Please leave them in the comments below.  As usual, I have my supplies listed below and linked to shop for your convenience.  Wishing you a PAW-some day! 🐾

 

 

United We Flourish Better Together Blog Hop

Happy Sunday and welcome to my stop on this super special blog hop. This is a wonderful collaboration between Hero Arts and Ellen Hutson LLC and we’re thrilled to bring this limited United We Flourish release to you today. I hope that you arrived here  from the blog of my friend (and the enormously talented) Libby Hickson.

My card is a tiny bit out of my comfort zone. But as I was creating it, I just went with the flow instead of over-thinking it (as I am VERY prone to do). I’m trying very hard this year to just “let go” with my creativity. And see wherever it takes me. I think you’ll see it in the card, too.

It’s cute, isn’t it? I still did some water color and some ink blending with the background, but I didn’t go overboard.  It’s even (dare I say it?) simple? Or at least it is to me! ;) I also don’t make many cute cards, But, these little love birds were fun.

If you’re a bird-lover? Then this set is for you! It’s full of our fine-feathered friends! And all kind of fun sentiments, too. And, if you’re a collector of the United We Flourish sets, then I know you’ll have fun coloring this one for sure.

Here is a better look at the set and coordinating dies:

Better Together Stamp and Die Set

To celebrate, two randomly selected commenters will win a $30 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson shop! To enter just leave a comment on the Ellen Hutson Classroom blog by 11:59 PST on January 28th.

Below is a full list of hoppers for today’s Better Together Blog Hop with Hero Arts. But, next up is the fabulously creative MICHELE FERGUSON!!!!!

The CLASSroom
Hero Arts
Amy Tsuruta
Carly Tee Minner
Carolyn Peeler
Clare Prezzia
Heather Campbell
Ilina Crouse
Janette Kausen
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Julie Ebersole
Kelly Griglione
Kittie Caracciolo
Laurel Beard
Libby Hickson
YOU ARE HERE
Michele Ferguson
Michelle Short
Sharon Harnist

Thanks so much for hopping with me today! And I hope you had a great time seeing how everyone used this cute set from Hero Arts!

 

 

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.

 

 

Hop for Hope

Hi crafty friends, and welcome to a very special blog hop. A hop for hope. You should have arrived at my blog from the wonderful Laurel Beard‘s blog and your next stop on this hop will be the fabulous Nichol Spohrs blog.

As many of you may or may not know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The stamp set that we are all using was designed in May to raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Fund (BCRF).  Please read the post on The CLASSroom blog to see how this beautiful stamp set all came to be and how YOU can help. –> LINK <–

This is the beautiful stamp and die set we all used:

In honor of this amazing hop, with these beautiful, brave women joined together today, I made a card! Yay!

Really simple, layered stamping with a water-colored pink ribbon. I turned my oval on it’s side for a little interest (which I thought was fun and made things flow much better).

And a close-up!

There is a lot of dimensional adhesive used to give it dimension. Sometimes that isn’t seen when looking at the card as it’s laying flat. But’ the flowers are at different heights and it’s quite fun.

All of the wonderful and talented people involved in this hop are listed below, so please stop and say hi and leave some love.

The Classroom
Ardyth Percy-Robb
Carissa Wiley
Carly Tee Minnerr
Carolyn Peeler
Donna Mikasa
Heather Campbell
Heather Meeson
Jennifer McGuire
Kelly Alvarez
Kittie Caracciolo
LauraJane Head
Laurel Beard
Lisa Adametz ->> you are here
Nichol Spohr –>> YOUR NEXT STOP
Sandy Allnock
Taniesa Vlasak

Supplies used, are listed below (affiliate links are used, thank you!!)

Essentials by Ellen – Christmas in July

Hi friends! Long time no see. :) I’m so happy to be sharing a fun CHRISTMAS card using the beautiful release from the 2016 Essentials by Ellen Holiday Collection for you today.

There’s a few of us sharing cards over on the The CLASSroom blog, so I hope that you’ll check out everyone’s cards and see what we’ve been up to. And maybe to inspire you and give you a head start on creating your holiday cards. (Although I’m a tried and true procrastinator.)

I hope that you like the card that I created. I’ll share a few pics showing just a few of my pics from my process, too.

Usually when I start creating I like to figure out what my stamps are, then what my color “theme” will be. Then I’ll play around a little with a layout. I do this before even stamping a darn thing! I take FOREVER creating. No kidding. But, I really want my cards to be unique and different. And I am in no way a CAS stamper. Once I kind of have a plan in mind? THEN I can start. It’s a bit of a tedious process, but it works for me. And it’s truly the only way that works for me.

With this I started by stamping the wreath onto the Neenah paper. Once stamped (and heat embossed) I die-cut it using the matching die-cut. After it was die-cut, I then used some of the pretty Tonic Nuvo Drops (both Crystal and Glitter). I wanted them in both Glitter and Crystal. And I selected colors that were not necessarily typical holiday colors, but are very happy and fun.

I used the Tonic Nuvo Drops to “color” in the different circles of the wreath. I simply colored in one circle (or wreath bulb) at a time and moved slowly around the wreath.  The Tonic Nuvo Drops dry fairly quickly. Just set aside and be very careful NOT TO TOUCH!! (Ask me how I know.)

The rest of the card is just a matter of putting the pieces into place.  The background patterned paper is so bright and matches the wreath perfectly, but I decided that it might detract from the wreath so I used a piece of vellum to tone it down.  Vellum is so useful and elegant. I love using it on my cards.

For the sentiment I omitted the “sparkle” portion of the stamp (since I’d be using the Sparkle Die) using a post-it-note. This is super easy to do. You could also cut the sentiment stamp apart, but I elected not to do that.

Adding the confetti clear sequins finishes off the card and adds the extra sparkly touch. A sparkly, bright, happy holiday card that’s perfect for anyone! :)

But wait! There’s more! Ellen Hutson, LLC wants YOU to benefit from our little Christmas in July with a HUGE SALE on all Christmas products in the store. Check out all the details in the graphic below. and simply CLICK on the graphic  to be taken to the store to shop. So simple. :)

Christmas in July

(No coupon needed. In stock items in the sale category only. Not valid on previous purchases.  Sale ends July 24th, 2017 @ 11:59 PM PDT.)

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