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Happy Friday, An Announcement + A Card

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The winners of the Essentials by Ellen Holiday II release have all been posted over at the CLASSroom blog–be sure to pop over and see if your name is on the winners’ list!

I have a quick share today–the brush script sentiments in the Holly Jolly set make me so happy–they are big enough to take center stage all by their onesies! *grin*

I watercolored a quarter sheet of watercolor paper with Distress Stains, added some droplets of water, let it dry, prepped it with the powder tool, and then white embossed over the top.  There’s only two cute brushy trees in the set, but I stamped the smaller one again so I could have a trio.

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After trimming down and mounting to a standard A-2 card, glued on my beloved Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins and then added Silver Stickles along the edge. My friend Stephanie, who owns the Paper Garden, taught me how she adds Stickles to the edges of her hand-made invitations and wedding announcements and I’ve been practicing to get as fast as she is at it–I think my jaw hits the floor every time I watch her do it!

Next Hello, Monday over in the CLASSroom, I’ll show you how on a different card I created. :)

Have a fab Friday, and hope your Halloween tomorrow is spook-a-licious! ;)




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Pink Power Bloghop 2015


I’m participating in a very special hop today, coordinated by my sweetest of friends Chaitali Narla.  Chaitali designed the Pink Power set for her mom with a lot of love when her mother was undergoing treatment.  Unfortunately, her mother was diagnosed late, at Stage 3, and lost the battle against this disease.

Early detection is extremely important in saving lives and we want to encourage everyone to get checked regularly.  Many of you may remember when my mama was diagnosed a few years ago and underwent a mastectomy.  She is doing wonderful on her current treatment and I thank all of you that have continued to inquire about her!  We are SO VERY thankful everything has been going well and she is feeling great!

It is an honor to contribute to this hop and use Chaitali’s Pink Power stamp set for my card design:

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Chaitali will be asking her readers to comment on her post when they last had their checkup. The 3 people with the most recent checkup date will win an “I Think Pink” package from her with a bunch of pink goodies including the Pink Power stamp set.

Enjoy the beautiful designs on this hop, and please…




Essentials by Ellen Holiday II Hop



HelloOOooo!!! Thanks for hopping over here via Kittie Caracciolo‘s blog!


I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies today–I have to admit, I’ve been having the.most.FUN!!! with this latest release–so many ideas and not enough time to make ‘em all real!  argh…  That’s always a good thing, tho, right?! :)

Alright, already! Enough chit chat and let’s get right to the eye candy!

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 Stamp Sets:  Advent, Bokeh Dots; Dies: Poinsettia & Pine

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Stamp Sets:  Christmas Scribbles, Tis The Season, Holly Jolly (snow); Dies:  Christmas Scribbles

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Stamp Sets:  Advent, Santa’s Flight, Cozy Christmas; Dies:  Mini Windows

We know ya’ like prizes, so we got ‘em… *cheeky grin*  There’s a few ways to win a li’l sumpin’:

  • I’m giving away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set–the winner may chose ANY Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set (maximum value $15) currently in stock at Ellen Hutson.com  To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on today’s post by October 27th!
  • There is also a crazy good Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, also by October 27th; winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, October 30th!

If you get lost, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.

Off you go now to see what the talented May Flaum has in store for you, and thanks so much for stopping by!



The whole release is available now at Ellen Hutson LLC:

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