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Essentials by Ellen Winter 2016 Release Hop

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Thanks for hopping over here from Kimberly Crawford‘s blog! So glad you could make it! :)

I hope you’re enjoying the Essentials by Ellen Winter 2016 Hop–I’ve got a few projects to share with you, featuring a few of the new stamps and dies!

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The watercolored floral makes a great backdrop to the greeting, but if you’re short on time, try going mono-chromatic:  Use a colored note card and ink/stamp the hydrangea in an ink tone a shade darker than the note card.  Finish off the card similar to what you see here and BAM!!! You’re done! :)

 

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Featuring:  Mondo Hydrangea, Totally Awesome, Positive Word Dies

 

 LINK:  Watch in HD on YouTube HERE.

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Featuring Basic Alpha, Up The Happy

Basic Alpha contains multiples of frequently used letters so you can spell out just about anything your heart desires! :)  I have another example with this alpha set HERE.  I do have a video in the works for the dimensional balloon, but I’ve been a bit up to the gills and just couldn’t get it all done in time…

ETA: Video for the honeycomb balloon can now be found HERE.

Now, more good stuff:  I also get to give 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 this post by February 16th!

There is also a crazy awesome Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment THERE, also by February 16th; ALL winners will posted at the CLASSroom on Friday, February 19th!

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

You’re next stop is

Kelly Griglione

 

ENJOY!!!

1Julie

 

 The Winter 2016 Release:

CHA 2016 Shenanigans…

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Long time, no post.  *chortle* I dropped off the grid to finish up artwork for an upcoming Essentials by Ellen release and then took off for Florida for nearly two weeks to spend the holidays with my daughter’s family!  Trying to capture Lilly on camera (and not just a blur) is challenging.  There were a few brief moments where she held still long enough for us to snap a shot or two… LOL!  She’s a bundle of energy, I tell ya’!  I soaked up every minute of it and we had an amazing time!

You can call and Facetime until the cows come home, but there’s nothing like having those little arms wrap around your neck in a big “pink” hug… She brings us joy in ways I can’t begin to describe…

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A few days after returning, I was back on a plane with my dear friend and colleague Ellen headed for CHA (Craft & Hobby Association Conference & Show) in Anaheim, CA!  Hooked up with many friends, saw lots of new crafty goodies coming and also got to have dinner with my little sister! GOOD TIMES, GOOD TIMES!!!

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Carissa brought a selfie stick and I can’t tell you how many times we TRIED to get a good shot… Laughed so hard I thought I’d split my sides!

Check out our Favorite Finds video in today’s InTouch Newsletter Article HERE.

I did a recap Flip-a-Gram of our adventures… You can see that HERE.

I wish I could figure out how to embed the Flip-a-Gram, but alas, my technical skills are crap and I’m clueless.

While down in Cali, my latest Hello, Monday posted over in the CLASSroom HERE.

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Made using Love You So, with a little “Wild Thing” in mind… :)

Happy Friday and have a gooder! ;)

1Julie

Totally Fabulous!

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This was such a fun die set to develop for the Ellen Hutson 9th Anniversary celebration! And, this card??? Also super fun to make using the dies!

“Totally” was die cut over the top of the stamped light rays from the Merry & Bright holiday stamp set–I’m all about the repurposing of holiday images whenever possible… :)  The letters on this die are designed to remain attached along the bottom and pop-out, and were inspired by a project Ellen herself had done for a newsletter article using a partial die-cutting technique with tissue paper back in 2012! SO fun! And, it reminds me that I need to get more colors of tissue paper to duplicate that *uber* cool rainbow effect!

 

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“Fabulous” was die cut 3 times and then glued together to create a faux chipboard effect.  I thought about applying a high gloss glaze to it, but it looks kinda velvety in contrast to the shimmery gold Delicata ink and the Stickled edges so, being the “less is more” kinda gal that I am and loving it just as it was,  I let it be… That’s a hard thing to do sometimes, but when I looked at it hours later, I still felt the same way. LOL!

**While supplies last, this two piece die set will be included in all orders placed during the Anniversary celebration HERE at  Ellen Hutson LLC that total $75+ (after discounts and excluding S & H fees)!**  Awesome or what?!

 

 

 

Hope the video sparked some creative ideas for using it!

1Julie

 

 

For more information on the MISTI Positioner, please go HERE. There is now a laser etched version of the tool; the one shown in my video is screen printed.

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