Sunday, October 22, 2017

Ellen Hutson UWF - My Favorite Things

Hey Everyone!!!

Welcome to another great United We Flourish celebration!  This month, Ellen has partnered with My Favorite Things to bring you the super adorable Good Friends stamp set.

Check it out!!!

Here's the card I created with it!
I love this dog so much that I just had to use it frolicking across the hills on a sunny day!  I created an ink blended background with distress inks and used dies to create my stencils. The doggy I colored in with colored pencils and gamsol

To see the rest of the fabulous projects, just head back to the classroom

Thanks for stoping by and sharing part of your day with me! 
Have a great day!


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Ellen Hutson Snailed It

Hey everyone!!!  You should have arrived here from Julie's blog.  If you need to start from the beginning, head to the Classroom!

Have you seen the latest Essentials by Ellen release????  You can find the entire release HERE.

Today, I'm playing with Snailed It - which is seriously the coolest stamp set ever!!!  Every single bit in this stamp set is just so fun!

For my card, I stamped and die cut all of my images and then simply assembled them on a ink blended background.  Love this little scene! 

Next stop, you're off to Carolyn Peeler's blog

Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing part of your day with me!  Have a wonderful day and enjoy the rest of the hop! 


Sunday, October 1, 2017

Hope for Hope

Hello friends!  Welcome to the Hop for Hope!

You should have arrived here from the wonderful Donna Mikasa's blog.  In case you just stumbled upon the hop, be certain to start at the Classroom blog so you don't miss a stop!

Like so many, my family has been directly affected by breast cancer.  I've lost two aunts to breast cancer so this hop really does mean a lot to me.

For today's hop, we're all playing with the Courage stamp and die set.  In case you missed the original release of this stamp, for each stamp/die set purchased, $25 will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Here's my card:
While I'd much prefer to never have to give this card, sadly, until there's a cure - I still am faced with way too many instances where I'm having to give cards like this.  This set is as beautiful as it comes. 

I stamped and die cut all of the images.  For the ribbon, I used my distress inks to create an ombre ribbon.  Then, I stamped a lovely sentiment.  

Next stop on the hop is Heather Meeson!  

Thank you so much for stopping by and hoping for hope!


Thursday, September 28, 2017

Sledding Critters

Hello everyone!!!  I've got a card on the Avery Elle blog today but am also sharing it here!

Today I'm playing with the new Sledding Critters stamp and die set today!  I love this little stamp because it's relatively easy and already pre-assembled but there are so fun elements that you can add to your sleigh and tree that make it a lot of fun!
To create my card, I colored and die cut the sleigh, string of Christmas lights and the reigns for the sleigh (hint: the curved line that's in this stamp is the designed to be the reigns of the sleigh!)  I added the circles to the tree to make them into ornaments!

Then, to create my background, I used the new Winter Borders die to cut the dots for the snow and the trees for the background.  I stamped my sentiment on the banner is from Wonky Stitches and popped up all of the images on some dimensional foam.  Then, to top if all off, I added some Citrus twine to the top of my card!

Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing part of your day with me!  I hope you have a great day!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Ellen Hutson & Altenew UWF stamp set blog hop

Hey everyone!!!
Welcome to the Altenew & Ellen Hutson United We Flourish blog hop!
You should have arrived here from Erum Tasneem's blog.  Your next stop is Nicole Picador's blog. 

So check out the new Poppy Field United We Flourish stamp set...
Gorgeous, right????

Here's my project!
I love these poppies so much!  They are just so gorgeous! 
Don't forget - there are prizes for grabs!  To celebrate two randomly selected commenters will win a $30 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson shop and two commenters will win a $30 gift certificate to the Altenew shop. To enter just leave a comment on the Ellen Hutson Classroom blog and the Altenew blog by 12pm PST on Wednesday, September 27th.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Essentials by Ellen - Blog Hop

Hey everyone!
It's hoppin' day for the latest Ellen Hutson Essentials by Ellen release!

Today, I'm playing with the new Leading Ladies - Baker Lady stamp set.   I love love love these ladies and this baker is just too cute!  That pie - it has my heart!

For my card, I stamped and die cut my baker lady and a bunch of the bowls and add on images - seriously how cute are these lil' bits and pieces to play with?!?!  Then, I colored everything in with Copics and positioned everything with dimensional foam.

For the hop - your next stop is the fabulous Carissa Wiley!  You can find the entire hop order below!

Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing part of your day with me!  Have a great one!

  • Julie Ebersole
  • Heather Campbell  ***YOU ARE HERE***
  • Carissa Wiley
  • Carolyn Peeler
  • Tracey McNeely
  • Lisa Adametz

  • Christmas Floral Tags

    Hello, hello!  I've got a project on the Avery Elle blog today using the new Merry Flowers stamp set - won't you go check in out???

    If not, I'll share it here too. ;)

    I adore this little mini stamp set!  These flowers are so wonderful and they completely remind me of my personal decorating Christmas style!

    For my project I decided to make some tags!  I simply never have enough tags at Christmas and I thought this stamp would be perfect!
    I die cut some tags in white cardstock using the new Shaker tags dies.  Then, I stamped and colored in each of the Merry Flower bouquets.  I looped some ribbon and tie it with Cherry Avery Elle twine (I LOVE THIS STUFF)

    Simple and elegant and I love how it turned out!
    It's hard to see but I colored in around the flowers with my lightest blue Copic ink.  Then, I gradually faded the colors so the bottom of the tag is white!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing part of your day with me!  Have a lovely day!

    Tuesday, September 5, 2017

    Poinsettias on vellum

    Eep!  I'm so excited to share today's card with you.  It's also on the Avery Elle blog too!

    Today's card features the gorgeous new Holiday Bouquet stamp set!

    I love love love the look of elegant flowers heat embossed on vellum!   This trick is a good one and works well for mass production!

    To create my card, I first stamped and heat embossed the images on the vellum.  Then, on the back side, I colored them in with my Copics!  Super easy and it totally has the "wow" factor! 

    Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing part of your day with me! 
    Have a great one!

    Thursday, August 24, 2017

    Brring On The Joy

    Hey everyone!!!  I've got a card on the Avery Elle blog today with the new Brring On The Joy stamp set!  These penguins absolutely crack me up and I just love all the elements that accompany these skating penguins!

    You can see the entire card making process in the video below! 

    I don't normally share videos of the entire card making process but just couldn't resist here! :) What'd you think?  Did you like the Copic colors listed in the video???

    I used the Wonky Stitches die to create a background and cut stars from the new Cityscapes die.  The banner is from Woodland Wonders and of course all of the penguin elements are from Brring On The Joy!

    Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing part of your day with me! 

    Thursday, August 17, 2017


    Hey everyone! I've got two cards over on the Avery Elle blog that I wanted to share with here!  This week the Avery Elle blog is introducing with the new Bewitching stamp set and coordinating dies.
    Have you stopped by to check it out???

    First, I used the Bewitching witch and made her the star of the show in a spooky ink blended night sky!  The houses, moon and clouds are die cut from the new Cityscapes die. The frames is from the Scalloped Pierced Rectangles die.

    I added a good amount of sparkle to her cape and hat.  I love adding details like this!

    Since I had all of the images from Bewitching stamped and ready to go, I decided to create one more card with the ghosts!  I had the hardest time choosing which face to put on my ghost but I'm pretty happy with how they turned out.   

    I used the Cityscapes die to create a city in the background and then added the path to show the trail to the spooky city in the night.  I'm not exactly sure which of the dies in this Cityscapes die set is my favorite - because I know I'm going to get a lot of use of that city die... but... I love these stars!  I simply added yellow behind the cardstock to create colorful stars. 

    Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing part of your day with me! 
    I hope you have a wonderful day! 

    Thursday, August 10, 2017

    Avery Elle Blog Hop

    Hey everyone!
    It's time for the Fall 2017 blog hop! Can you believe we're already into Christmas stamps??? Eep! I'm not ready for it quite yet but I do love cute stamps and this release is phenomenal!!!
    It's all available now in the store - so enjoy the hop and get shopping!!!

    You should have arrived here from Caryn Davies' blog.  If you're just getting started or get lost along the way, head to the Avery Elle blog.

    For today's hop, I am playing with the new Winter Woodland Wonders stamp set.

    For the hop, I thought it would be fun to create a video to share some of the fun things you can do with this set.  

    Now to the projects!  (Yes, I made 2!)

    I could play with these stamps for hours!

    To start, I used both of the trees on the same side and I've flipped one of the trees like I showed in the video.  Then, I've tucked them behind a snow drift created with the Picket Fences dies.  The starry snow background is from the new Cityscape die

    So cute and sweet! :) 

    Here I'm using the bear and have some of the ornaments hanging down which are catching his eye.  This bird.  I'm obsessed. 

    Let's be honest, I'm just obsessed with every image in this set.  :)

    Next up, time to get hopping'!  Your next stop is Yainea's blog! 

    What's a hop without a prize???

    To celebrate our Fall 2017 Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to one random winner.  To enter to win just comment on this post.  There is no purchase necessary and you must be 18 years of age or older to enter.  This giveaway is void where prohibited.  You can also do options 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances of winning. You have until midnight Sunday, August 13th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, August 14th .  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.
    To enter to win you can do 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances:

    1. Comment on any of the design team's posts and/or here on the Avery Elle Blog
    2. Follow us on Twitter and tweet the contest (we are @averyellestamps )
    3. Follow us on Facebook (we are ) and share us with your friends - make sure they tell us you sent them. 
    4. Follow us on Pinterest
    5. Become a blog follower through email (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already follow us)
    6. Join our Flickr group (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already belong)
    Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing in the hopping fun!  
    Have a great day! 


    Tuesday, August 8, 2017


    Hello everyone! 
    Posting another quick Avery Elle card today. 

    I used the new Tropics Clear Stamps and stamped them in black. Then, I added small bits of color and added a sentiment from Aloha Clear Stamps.  

    Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day! 

    Friday, July 28, 2017

    G'Day Mate part 2

    I'm back again with another card I made with the  United We Flourish stamp set that's available from Ellen Hutson for only a limited time.  You can find it HERE!

    I just think this set it too cute! :) I might be biased though.

    Here's my card. 

    I ink blended a circle and popped my koala into it!  Then I embossed the sentiment to match the die cut circle!  

    Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

    Thursday, July 27, 2017


    I've got Spring Break 2018 on my mind and we're busy figuring out where we're going.  This card really really really makes me want to go to Hawaii!  Got any other ideas for us?  

    Anywho, to my card... it's up on the Avery Elle blog today.  Go check it out and see what Ashley has there too!
    Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

    Tuesday, July 25, 2017

    United We Flourish - G'Day Mate

    Hey everyone!  I'm so excited to share this post with you! 

    Have you seen the latest United We Flourish stamp set, G'Day Mate, available only at Ellen Hutson
    Too cute, right?  
    Here's the card I made with it! 

    A bit from Ellen Hutson about United We Flourish: 
    Last November we began celebrating our 10th anniversary with the theme United We Flourish. And what does United We Flourish mean? It means that our company would not be here without the amazing companies we work with, the designers who create stunning projects showcasing the wonderful products being created AND you, our fabulous customers! YOU are such a vital part of our creative community - you inspire & encourage us! Your response to United We Flourish was overwhelming and heart-warming. We heard repeatedly from you that you appreciate how our little company works together with the other manufacturers we carry to bring you their products and education showing how to use those products. To thank you for your constant support and encouragement, we have partnered with some of our friends to offer exclusive limited edition stamp & die sets!!! These sets will be available for a limited time (most likely 3-6 months) after each release, depending on how quickly you snap them up. The theme of these stamps sets are uplifting and fun.

    We are thrilled to present the second one to you... G’Day Mate Avery Elle exclusively for Ellen Hutson LLC.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing part of your day with me!

    Thursday, July 6, 2017

    Mom & Dad + a video

    Hey everyone!  I've got a card and video over on the Avery Elle blog
    Here's the video for the card. 
    Thank you for stopping by and sharing part of your day with me!

    Friday, June 30, 2017

    UWF Bunches

    Hello Hello!  I'm thrilled to be part of the Classroom today sharing the new United We Flourish stamp set. 

    This little cutie is from Lawn Fawn!  It's SOOOO cute!

    To create my card, I stamped and die cut all of the elements out, then colored them in and popped them up hanging together.  Darling, aren't they! 

    Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing part of your day with me!  Have a great one!

    Thursday, June 29, 2017

    Beach Hut

    Hey all!  I've got a card on the Avery Elle blog today and sharing it here too!  

    I created a rainbow background which really pops against the white wave die. 
    I love this little beach hut set - it's just too cute! 

    Monday, June 26, 2017

    What the French Toast

    Hey hey!  Sharing a card here!  Be sure to head on over to the Avery Elle blog!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing part of your day with me! 

    Thursday, June 15, 2017

    Avery Elle - the perfect house

    I am so excited for this card because.. I. LOVE. THIS. HOUSE!
    I am going to have so much fun with this for neighbor gifts!  I always seem to need something to welcome new neighbors and this is perfect!!!!!
    I stamped and die cut all of the images and then I added a square die cut for the structure of the house.  Behind the house I used a picket fence die to create the perfect scene!


    Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

    Friday, June 9, 2017

    Ellen Hutson Hinged Alpha Die

    Hello everyone!  
    I've got a card to share today using the new Ellen Hutson Hinged Alphabet dies!
    There's also the same dies but in numbers

    Here's my card!
    I used the Hinged Alphabet dies to create my own sentiment.  How fun would these dies be to create personalized cards?  Oh my gosh, I'm going to use these A LOT!  

    Wanna know more about the technique used here???  Check out THIS video to explain these dies a little further. :) 

    Be sure to head to the CLASSroom blog to check out what they have for you there!

    Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing part of your day with me. 
    I hope you have a wonderful day! 

    Thursday, June 8, 2017

    Floral Bouquet

    Hi everyone!  Hope you're doing superb this fine Thursday!  I still can't get over it's nearly officially summer - although I admit it feels like it and I love it! 
    For my card today, I heat embossed the images and then added color by blending distress inks.  Then, I used the horizontal stripes die to create the perfect background. 


    Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

    Thursday, June 1, 2017

    Extraordinary Narwhals

    Hey everyone!  
    I'm excited to be here sharing this card today using the new Avery Elle stamp set with NARWHALS in it! 
    I colored vellum with distress inks to create the perfect blue waves!  Then, I nestled in the narwals complete with party hats.  


    Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

    Thursday, May 25, 2017

    Cool Treats

    Hey hey!  I love summer treats and that makes the new Cool Treats stamp set a favorite of mine!
    The little images are just too cute!

    Here's the card I've got up on the Avery Elle blog.