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ESSENTIALS BY ELLEN SUMMER 2016 RELEASE HOP

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Hello, and welcome from Kittie Caracciolo’s blog!

How are you lovin’ the  Summer 2016 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop?  I’ve got some eye candy featuring products from the release on my post today!

Instagram Summer 2016 Essentials by Ellen Release

(LINK:  The whole enchilada is available HERE)

I also get to give away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set! *fist pump*  The winner may chose ANY  Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set  (Maximum value $25 USD) currently in stock at Ellen Hutson.com  To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on today’s post  by Tuesday, August 23rd!

There is also a crazy good Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, also by Tuesday, August 23rd.

ALL winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, August 26th! Please check there on that date to see if you are a winner and for further details on claiming your prize!

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

So… I had more ideas than time to execute them…

 

FEATURING THE STITCHING LINES DIES:

Julie E Stitching dies notecard set

Julie E Stitching dies 1

 

 

FEATURING STAY SALTY:

Julie E Stay Salty 1

Julie E Stay Salty 2

FEATURING STAY SALTY + SILVER LININGS DIES:

Julie E Silver Linings Die 1

 

 

FEATURING STAY GOLDEN:

Julie E Stay Golden 1

Julie E Stay Golden 2

Julie E Stay Golden 3

 

 

FEATURING SOCK MONKEY SURPRISE:

Julie E sock monkey

 

FEATURING BEAR WARE + WARM FUZZIES:

Julie E Bear Ware 2

Julie E Bear Ware 1

 

FEATURING MONDO PEONY + LOVELY:

Julie E Mondo Peony 1

 

WHEW!!! Thanks for stickin’ with me all the way! :)

 

Don’t forget to leave a comment to enter my giveaway and then you need to hop right on over to:

Kristie Goulet’s blog

You’ll enjoy what she’s cooked up for ya’!  :)

1Julie

 

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Playing with Winnie & Walter’s “Kindness”…

I made these cards a while back, playing around with Winnie & Walter’s “Kindness by Evelin T” set but I just haven’t had time to blog lately… :(

Anyhoo, I’m on the road with the Mister–he is attending an educator’s conference and I’m taking a little break from editing some work-related video footage. :)

WW kindness web1

(click on the pics to enbiggan)

I love that this set has two versions of each tree or plant–one small and one medium! This gives you a lot of options.

 

WW kindness web2

I just watercolored with my Peerless Watercolors, spattering with some Distress Black Soot Paint for texture, when the watercolor was dry. And, I never get tired of that retro label look you get by white embossing words on black card stock… #happysigh

 

WW kindness tree web1

For this one, I white embossed this “groovy” tree and then watercolored over the top, again with my Peerless; trimmed it apart to create a sort of tiled effect.  Stamping the large “kindness” vertically is a fun and different way to convey the message and I like how it framed the tree tiles.

WW kindness tree web2

Before I cut the tree panel into tiles, I placed it temporarily on my card front and used my Misti to align where the words would get stamped, all at one time–I love that about the Misti!

 

I best get back to the salt mines… Thanks for stopping by and hangin’ with me, even during my bloggin’ dry spells…

*mondo squishy hugs all around*

1Julie

Affiliate Links to products are listed below, featured in the above projects:

Hero Arts Sumer 2016 Release Hop

I’m part of a fun hop today! Hero Arts is ushering in their  fabulous Summer 2016 release and there is eye candy galore all along this hop!

I’m so happy to have you stop by here, after visiting the amazing  Joan Bardee

Before I share my creations, I wanted to let you know some cool stuff:

Hero Arts will be giving away three $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Sunday, May 15 at 11:59pm PT and Hero Arts will announce the winner the following week at their blog.

Okie dokie, now on to the artsy parts:

ha fruit

Couldn’t resist taking all these little fruits and quickly watercoloring them on a simple notecard–You may not be able to tell unless you click on the pic to enbiggan it, but they’re all sugared up with some glitter glue for extra sparkle and fun! :)

 

ha fruit dies

These fruity die cuts were die cut from watercolor paper, watercolored and then 3D popped up over a wash of blue–to enhance the details of the slice and wedge, I free-handed a wriggly, skinny line with a fine tip black marker after they were dry.  Glossy Accents makes ‘em juicy…!

 

ha pineapple stamp

I love this pineapple stamp–pineapples just remind me of my mama and make me smile–I simply gold embossed this one and then used some pretty patterned papers that had gold foiling, and some glittery gold washi tape and an acrylic gold accent to set the whole thing off! All that gold makes it feel so luxe and fancy!

Enjoy the hop and thanks for stopping by my place today, and your next stop along the way is the fabulous

Kathleen Graumuller

 May the odds be ever in your favor! ;)

1Julie

 The Hop Roster:

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