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LINK:  splitcoaststampers.com

Brace y’selves; it’s about to get sappy.  But in a goodly way. :)

Ellen and I have been chums for a long time, first “meeting” on Splitcoaststampers.com where we were delighted to discover we lived in the same state, and within a few hours’ travel time! One day, Ellen invited me to her home for lunch plus an afternoon of stamping and cardmaking.  I will never forget that day–it was a blast and she endeared herself to me instantly because of her friendly, open demeanor, her warm, happy spirit and boundless enthusiasm!

When she launched Ellen Hutson LLC, I was excited for her and very much in awe and admiration–it takes a lot of courage to turn a dream into a reality.  And, yes, hard work.  LOTS of hard work.

As her company has grown and blossomed, my respect and admiration has only deepened–because I know the heart of the woman behind the company; her desire and commitment to help other individuals that work with her, alongside her, within this industry, to achieve and succeed is unparalleled.  I’m thankful for the faith she has put in me, and all her encouragement…  I thank my lucky stars daily that I get to call her colleague AND dearly loved friend.

I’m so gosh darn proud of her, I could bust!

Congratulations, Ellen and the Ellen Hutson LLC Team, on rockin’ the last 10 years!




In celebration of this event, there is so much going on–I wanted to share a few fabulous tidbits with YOU sweet readers:

Going on right now:


(click on the graphic above to go straight to ellenhutson.com)


Coming on Monday, Nov. 28th:


 (click on the graphic above to go straight to ellenhutson.com)

Oh, there’s more… :)


EH 10th anniversary

When you place an online order during the anniversary sale (November 25-28), there will be a free gift with every order!

Spend $75* or over to receive the exclusive Spread the Sparkle stamp set (shown above)! When you spend $150* or over,  you’ll receive both the stamp set AND the coordinating die,  designed by yours truly! ;)

Every order, no matter the level, will have a fun surprise slipped inside so order early for best selection and see what’s inside your box!

(*all totals are calculated after discount has been applied and excluding shipping and handling fees – valid only while supplies last!)

By the way, I just wanted to say, y’all really do make my world sparkle every time I see what you do with the stamps and dies I’ve designed–THANK YOU-THANK YOU!!!


P.S.  Don’t forget! The 12 Tags of Christmas begin Dec. 1, over on the CLASSroom blog!!! Gonna be AWESOME!!!



  1. Dear Julie, I love seeing this precious picture of you and Ellen. I jumped over to SCS to see your original post and enjoyed browsing through both your and Ellen’s galleries back then. It is fun to look back on the crafting styles and see how much things have changed. You wrote that you were proud of Ellen and the accomplishment for growing her wonderful business. I want to let you know how proud and excited I am that you have had such success with your stamp and dies. Big hugs, Kittie

  2. Congrats!!

  3. Not only are your re-enforcing the thoughts that many of seem to think about Ellen, but about yourself! You are fortunate to be such great friends!

  4. Hearty congratulations, thanks and {{hugs}} to both of you! I had the joy and pleasure of meeting both of you on my Seattle stamping pilgrimage eight years ago. I still remember Julie’s infectious laugh and Ellen’s sincere and beautiful smile. Thank you for the beauty and joy you spread through your talent and art!

  5. I’m so glad you have given me another reason to spend money on myself.
    Congrats on a real milestone.

  6. Such an awesome post…You AND Ellen are fabulous people!!

  7. Julie, your post is so beautiful, inspired, and full of love. And you made me smile…big time. MONDO hugs to ya, girlfriend. <3

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