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You know what day it is, right?!  Yup! *head bobbing up and down vigorously*


So glad you’ve stopped by for the Essentials by Ellen Holiday 2015 Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today! *cheeky grin*

1 got candy splattered WEB1

1got candy splattered WEB2

(supplies linked at the bottom of this post)

I did a video for the Got Candy design (matching dies are HERE)… You can watch it in HD on YouTube HERE. And, if you have a spare second, I could use a thumbs up–I appreciate that so much!


Sorry about the audio on this–I got a new mic for my laptop and haven’t quite got the hang of the best recording settings yet… argh!

I’m giving a “Got Candy?” away to a lucky someone!  Please leave a comment here by August 11th to enter!  Please ensure you leave your email along with your comments or have the “no reply” option disabled.  You have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

I absolutely adore Halloween, and to be perfectly honest, have always been jealous of the Mister’s birthday falling on such a fun holiday… *envy*




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! ⬇︎⬇︎⬇︎



What are ya’ waitin’ fer? You could win the whole enchilada, people! ;)

Oh, and before ya’ take off, I have another sample to share right below, featuring the Mistletoe & Holly stamp  and matching die set!

Mistletoe woodgrain WEB1

Mistletoe woodgrain WEB2

(supplies linked at the bottom of this post)

Happy hoppin’! Your next stop is ever so sweet and talented Sharon Harnist!

A gazillion thanks to my above talented industry friends for sharing their mad crafty skillz on this hop!

Enjoy all the eye candy!









  1. Another Fab release Julie!!! I love all of these sets and this Halloween one reminds me of the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.. So cute!!

  2. I love your mixed media cards!! I’m love this entire release.

  3. Oh my, that little ghost set is a must have!!

  4. Love the new Ellen holiday products and your cards are amazing!

  5. Love your cards, especially your pumpkin card. Such a fun colouring technique too.

  6. I am a huge fan of your designs! Love these cards