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Essentials by Ellen Winter 2015 Release Hop

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Hello,  and thanks for stopping here for the Winter 2015 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing one of the new die and stamp sets on my post today!

And, YESSSSS!!! *fist pump* I’m giving away a Bold Blooms Stamp Set!  That’s right! It’s gonna go live in a lucky someone’s house!  Please leave a comment by March 2nd  on my post to enter this giveaway!

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There is also a Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom–of the whole, entire release!!!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, and at every stop along the hop by March 2nd; winners will be announced March 4th!

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To create this card:

  1. Watercolor puddles of color onto a quarter sheet of watercolor paper, heat setting between each color to avoid muddying
  2. Allow to dry completely, and trim to desired size (if necessary, iron to flatten by sandwiching between clean scrap paper; NO STEAM!)
  3. Die cut Bold Blossoms from heavy white card stock and mount as shown to watercolored panel
  4. White emboss sentiment onto piece of vellum card stock; staple to watercolored panel, atop the die cuts
  5. Mat previous layers with patterned paper; mount completed panel to an A-2 (4.25 x 5.5″) card made from white woodgrain card stock
  6. Embellish with enamel dots

 

I’m a bit over the moon with this release–put a lot of my favorites into it…

I also feel kinda dumb… I was so busy working behind the scenes on sooooo many other things relating to the release, I totally froggot (that is a made up word) to INCLUDE myself in the hop. *smacks forehead* So, thanks for hanging in there and seeing it aaaaaallll the way thru to me! :)

Have you enjoyed the hop? I just love how different everybody’s take has been… and I feel pretty doggone lucky to have these talented peeps sharing their mad skillzzz with this release…  *verklempt*

1Julie

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WINTER 2015 RELEASE

Sneak peek at new stamps coming…

I’ve been sharing sneak peeks of the upcoming Essentials by Ellen release over on the CLASSroom blog–This one was featured on the Hello, Monday February 16 webisode.

 

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I’m kinda giddy about this stamp set because it has a lot of sentiments that I really do say, and say a lot. Because you can never speak your love enough to those precious people in your life.  I love that you can make the words themselves stand-out. True story:  I practiced my brush script for this set.  A LOT. No, seriously. A LOT.  Writing with a paintbrush is not as easy as just using a pen! Oh, they make it look all easy. NOT.

Note to self:  Make more.

:)

1Julie

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In Touch Newsletter Article Feb 2015

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My creative article for the February newsletter posted–this was an especially fun one for me, as I love to play with a single product and come up with lots of ideas for it.

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You can read more of the details in the article, archived here> In Touch: SAME DIES, FOUR LOOKS   And, there are some cool tips in the video–be sure to watch! *wink*

I know.  Seems like most of my card bases are white.  But, I can’t help it; they really make me happy–like INCREDIBLY happy! :)  Such a little thing… but it’s the little things that make life big, right?! :)

Happy day!

1Julie

 

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Lawnscaping celebrates 100th Challenge!

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Today is a special day!  It is Lawnscaping Challenge’s 100th challenge! WOO HOOOO!!! Laurel Beard has invited me to be a special party guest–it’s such a pleasure to be playing with these guys! Be sure to head on over to the Lawnscaping Blog where you can see all of the Design Team projects as well as ALL of the special party guest projects!

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This is my contribution to the par-taaaay!

I did a high-speed video (includes happy music) to go with! No, I didn’t do a voice-over–I’m up to the gills, and this was the best I could do with the time I had.  :)

Hope you are having an awesome day!

1Julie

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New Hello, Monday is up over in the CLASSroom! Check it! :)

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Video link: Hello, Monday 02.09.2015

 For me, this card has Kate Spade written all over it!

What say you? Yay or nay? :)

 

1Julie

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