Peace, Love, Joy and embossing paste with Ellen Huston Essentials

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Hello everyone! And Happy day after World CardMaking day to you all! I spent the entire day in bed with  a terrible head cold/sinus infection! I am drugged up at the moment so perfect time to blog my next card using the Essentials by Ellen line… Did you see my post yesterday featuring 6 cards from the line? Today I am back with project #7. When I got this release, I just couldn’t put it down! It is all so fantastic! Today’s card uses the Brushstroke Christmas set. I love the big, bold sentiments and the stars and dot splatters on the set! SO much fun.  See the gold dots? Thats the dots! I stamped them in versamark and heat set them with some Enchanted Gold embossing powder!  The sentiment was heat embossed with Liquid Platinum embossing powder, my favorite embossing powder because it seems to go with everything!

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Then I applied some embossing paste to this stencil and let it dry.  As a finishing step, I went over the entire panel with some worn lipstick and pumice stone distress inks and voila… All done… Loving all the texture and shine….

If you wish to see videos on ANY of the Essential by Ellen projects I have made, please let me know which ones in the comments… So far, I have two posts featuring these products!!!

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Essentials by Ellen Blog Hop PLUS GIVEAWAY AND VIDEO

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Welcome to the Essentials by Ellen Blog Hop! You should have arrived from the amazing Teri’s blog!  We’re so excited to unveil a brand new line of high quality Clear Stamp Sets and Designer Dies, designed by Julie Ebersole exclusively for Ellen Hutson LLC.  This collection reflects an eclectic mix of images, sentiments and art styles that are sure to appeal to a wide range of tastes!  Just in time for holiday crafting, the entire release is available NOW at Ellen Hutson LLC.

Let’s talk packaging real quick because this as cool as all get out.  Basically, no organization required because they did it all for you…  All Essentials by Ellen Stamp Sets and Dies arrive in our signature packaging pockets with a durable clear envelope and a labeled card stock backer for convenient storage and organization.  Our die packaging also features an attached magnetic sheet, to ensure that even the smallest of your dies is stored securely! Awesome right??? I’ve got a video below showcasing the ENTIRE RELEASE and the super cool packaging at the end of this post…

The fun all starts at the CLASSroom, where there is a GIANT prize package being given away—so be sure to leave a comment there by October 8th; winners will be announced October 9th!

HOPPERS:

I’ve got a few projects to share with you today! I’ve gone nuts with this release! I locked myself in my craft room and just couldn’t stop. I’ve made 15 projects so far, lol! But today, I’ll do you and favor and just share a few 🙂 I’m supposed to share three, but I hope you don’t mind… I share six. I know, I’m a rule breaker! Don’t hate me!

  • First up, the  TREAT YO SELF die! HAHAHAHA! Isn’t that a hoot? LOVE IT! I cut 1/4″ strips of card stock and adhered them to the card base at an angle and ran the  TREAT YOU SELF die thru my die cutting machine…… Then I heat embossed it with some Hero Arts sparkle embossing powder and inlayed it into the negative spaced, popped up with some double sided dimensional tape. This die is seriously one of my favorites. Love it!

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  • Next up we have Christmas Scribbles. I stamped all the images with distress ink, spritzed the block with water and stamped!  Touched a damp paint brush to touch all of the presents and tree for a little more of a watercolor look. The sentiment and font is fantastic!

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  • This card is all dies.. Meet Home and Hearth, a set of 13 die cuts that compliment the Cozy Christmas stamp set… I ran the dies thru various sheets of Glitter paper and paired it with some fun distress ink techniques.

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  • Next up is Merry & Bright Handwritten, which is a set of 7 dies perfect for the holiday season. This die set also coordinates with the Merry & Bright stamp set…. I wanted to create an unconventional Christmas card so I die cut the sentiment dies with red cardstock, added that same Hero Arts sparkle embossing powder over the top and layered it over a panel I created using Bokeh Dots, a fabulous stamp set let me just tell you.

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  • Speaking of Merry & Bright, here’s a card I created using the cute little holly leaf and sentiment from the set! This set is filled with so many fun images and sentiments, you can go nuts with it.

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  • And lastly,  meet Twelve Days… Makes you want to break out in song, doesn’t it, lol!!! I couldn’t decide which image(s) to use, so I used them all!  I stamped the images, colored them with Copics (added some glossy accents here, wink of stella there) and framed it. Instant Christmas decoration….

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Before I get to the video, I have some giveaway fun for you! The new Twelve Days stamp set will go to one lucky winner!  Please leave a comment here on the blog by October 8th, winner will be announced October 9th!

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And here is the video showcasing the entire release along with the super duper organized package I was telling you about! You can watch it right here or over on my youtube channel in HD.

Alright, I’m done! I know. I am so sorry! I know you have lots of blogs to visit and I’m sorry this was so long! This release is just awesome and I couldn’t stop myself!!! Next up on the hop is fabulous JJ!!!!

Enjoy and happy World Card-making Day!

Entire release:


Goodies used (new product supplies will be linked up below shortly):

Winner: ELLEN HUSTON GIVEAWAY!!!!!

Hi there! Sorry I’m late with posting the winner! I have had the nasty stomach bug the last few days? Only bright side? My stomach seems to be a little flatter, lol!!!!

So, I’m here today to announce the winner from my Guest CLASSroom post over at Ellen Hutson! I still can’t believe I was a guest over there! Truly, I love them! They are a class act over there! And their customer service is amazing? And their shipping? Unbelievably fast! I placed an order at 9PM and my order shipping the next day! No joke… So, here is what Ellen put together for an amazing prize pack indeed!

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Using Random.org, the winner is, drumroll please…..

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Kathy, congratulations! Please email me at laurelbeard at me dot com with your mailing address to claim your prize!

And Ellen and peeps, thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity! Truly.

GUEST AT THE ELLEN HUTSON CLASSROOM – ACK! – GIVEAWAY – VIDEO

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:

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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!!!

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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:

GIVEAWAY TIME

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 random.org to choose the winner on August 2oth and will post it on my blog that day!

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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!