Yes! The title of this point warranted an all caps because I am yelling with joy and excitement!! I’m a guest over at THE Ellen Hutson CLASSroom today featuring 3 fun Fall themed projects showcasing stamps, dies and Design Memory Craft Faber Castell mediums like Whipped Spackle and  Glass Bead Glitter Gel! I also show some fun ways to stretch your dies! There is also a giveaway to be won, so be sure to read the end of the post!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH ELLEN for having me!! What an honor!!!! YOU ROCK!

On to the projects!!! I’ve got three of them so please head on over to the CLASSroom and check it out! Here’s a sneakie of the projects you will find over there:

PicMonkey Collage

And here are the goodies I used for these 3 projects, all found at Ellen Hutson!:


In celebrate of my exciting news, I made one other project using the same supplies, but a different theme!  I went bright, bold and sparkly on this one and filmed a video too!!!



You can watch the video here or over on my youtube channel in HD! If you like it be sure to give me a thumbs up. Apparently it does something for youtube, lol! If you don’t like it, well..  Keep it to yourself! BAHAHAHHA.



And the goodies used for this project all found at Ellen Hutson:


Now, what you have all been waiting for. GIVEAWAY TIME! Let’s take a look at what the amazingly kind and generous Ellen Hutson has put together to give to one of YOU! Look at all those goodies! My goodness! Looks like it is perfectly coordinated with the projects I made. Coincidence? NOPE! Ellen really put her whole heart into putting together the perfect prize package for you all! You can be eligible for the win by leaving me a comment between August 15th-August 19th! I will use to choose the winner on August 2oth and will post it on my blog that day!

Laurel Beard

So there you have it!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!! BE SURE TO CHECK OUT MY GUEST POST AT ELLEN HUTSON.   Have an amazingly wonderful day!



  1. Your projects are fabulous, Laurel! Congratulations with your guest post over at the CLASSroom! XOXOXO

  2. Well deserved recognition at Ellen Hutson…always love seeing your projects and the use of the Faber-Castell products. Another fabulous set of cards!

  3. Congrats on being featured in The Classroom! Love the fall projects you presented there, AND love the video of the additional project you presented here!

  4. Congrats to you on your GDT spot in the Classroom! 🙂
    Your video was so much fun!! Looks like some very cool products!! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Love your projects. Congrats on your guess spot. Hope to see more of your projects in the future.

  6. great post, as always. I have a few cards to make this weekend, and will surely use some of these ideas! giveaway looks fabulous, too!

  7. Congrats on your spot on the Classroom. Yes, Ellen is a great supporter of other artists. Love your video style. Thanks for a chance to win.

  8. Your blog is very inspiring! Thanks to Ellen Hutson for leading me to it. Thank you both for the chance to win some special treats!

  9. Congratulations!!! Super super exciting!! I LOVE that bead gel you used!!! I’m so intrigued!!! Love love! And I’m always happy to see peacock feathers and picks raspberry together!! Lol!! Thanks Laurel!

  10. So glad I found your blog. I’m new at card making, and a bit overwhelmed by ALL the beautiful techniques. I have heard wonderful things about gelatos. Thanks for the chance to win. Love the pumpkins! Can’t wait for Fall.

  11. Great card Laurel!! You are funny…liked your comment about being cheap! Made me laugh. Love that bead gel, what a great effect! Thanks for doing a video and sharing!!

  12. Congrats on making “In the CLASSroom!!!! LOVE your project and the pumpkin dies are to die for!!!! Off now to check out your video…I know you must be so proud! And we;re so lucky!!!

  13. I really liked your extra card. I is just so sharp and beautiful. Your pumpkin cards a just so cute….happy fall!

  14. Love, love, love your projects! You really know how to get the most from your supplies. I like how you colored the whipped spackle with the gelato. You must be the gelato-coloring queen! 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing these, and congrats on being featured in The CLASSroom!

  15. Congratulations on your guest activity on Ellen’s classroom. I love all the designers that appear there, always something to learn! You didn’t disappoint!

  16. Congratulations on your guest post on Ellen’s Classroom. Enjoyed seeing your projects and your video was wonderful. That glass bead glitter gel is something Im definately going to have to try, it looks gorgeous.

  17. Congratulations on your guest spot. The projects you made are fabulous. Thanks Ellen Hutson for a chance to win such a great giveaway. (The pumpkin die looks like so much fun)

  18. Laurel, So fun watching you. Love your cards, your tutorial style and your great sense of humor. Thanks you for your share. We have something in common. We both love Ellen Hutson!

  19. Congratulations on being selected to be a Guest Artist! Your projects are so varied – thanks for sharing how to do them!

  20. Love your projects! And ordering from Ellen she ships so quickly & has a great website! Wish I could order it all!

  21. Awesome seeing you over in the CLASSroom! Love your projects! Halloween and fall are my favorites, so these are right up my alley!

  22. Enjoyed your creations in The CLASSroom, as well as the one here AND the video. You used a couple of products by Faber-Castell that I was not familiar with but they sounded very interesting. I now have you on my blog check list. Good stuff.

  23. Congratulations on your guest post…..Ellen Hutson rocks! I have to say I am loving the Glass Bead Glitter gel. I definately have to buy the product. Love the outcome on your projects. Not only is the pumpkin cool, the chevron card with the heart balloon was really cool too! Looking forward to more ideas from you!

  24. Loved all the projects but especially liked the glittery pumpkin with the top cut off and the fitting sentiment! Very clever!

  25. I haven’t seen the glass bead glitter gel before, it looks amazing over the distress inks. Looks like I need to be making some stencils because this looks like a lot of fun! Beautiful card, now I’m off to check out your fall projects at Ellen’s

  26. Congrats on your Ellen Hutson guest post — so well-deserved, looking at these fun and fab projects! I think my fave might be the inlaid die cut pumpkin on that amazing chevron bg. Thanks for sharing! Emily sent me over to visit. 🙂

  27. You are very innovative and creative!!! Your cards are the feast for my eyes !!! Just found your blog and so glad to be here!!! I don’t have glass bead glitter gel but love to watch how you used it! Your projects are just stunning. Congrats on your guest post!

  28. Oh my what super cute projects and a fabulous guest post in the Classroom!! Always inspiring, creative and informative…thank you for sharing.

  29. Great tutorial! Thanks for introducing me to the glass bead glitter gel by Faber Castell and thanks too for the chance to enter your giveaway drawing : )

  30. Yay! Congratulations! These are really cool, I had never heard of glitter gel either but looks fabulous!

  31. Woot! So great to see your projects for Ellen Hutson! You are so consistently creative, and I love your videos. I learn more new techniques and find out about new products–thank you!

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