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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

HOPPERS:

 

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WINTER 2015 RELEASE

Announcing the Winners of the OCC CS4 Giveaway

The lucky winners to the OCC CS4 Giveaway are:

Kimberly H

KarenKing

Vera S

Congratulations! An email has been dispatched and the lovely gals at OCC will get you all hooked up!

Class started yesterday and it has been AMAZING!!!

Thank you to everybody that played along in this *flash* giveaway!

Have a fab day!

1Julie

Support A Hero: “Red” Friday OWH blog hop

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Welcome to my stop on the Operation Write Home Red Friday Bloghop! If you’ve gotten here without starting at the beginning, you’ll want to click HERE and start from the top. We’re turning “Black Friday” into “Red Friday” by supporting our nation’s heroes!

Operation Write Home is a charity that sends blank handmade cards to service members deployed overseas. They’ve sent nearly 3 million cards! That’s a lot of letters and love heading home to those who are keeping the home fires burning.

Here’s the card I designed for today’s hop:

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November through February are the slowest months for OWH, and that’s something we as crafters can do something about! We all have a handful of cards in our stash — we don’t even need to take a break from our holiday preparations to just write Operation Write Home on the back and send them in, right? That’ll keep our heroes busy writing home during a long winter away from home.

Be sure to read the information on the Stars and Stamps post so you send in what’s needed (no Christmas cards, no glitter, A2, etc) – and make a hero’s day by giving them a beautiful creation to write home on!

What’s a bloghop without prizes? See the Stars and Stamps post for the full list of goodies by the bloghop sponsors – and go link up YOUR love card there, too! There are prizes for both those who comment on the blogs as well as folks who share their own creation!

The next stop on the hop is….

Sandy Allnock

 

Hasn’t it been a fabulous hop?! Love seeing everybody’s fun creations!

Happy Holidays!

1Julie

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