Summer of Stamping: Ellen Hutson New Release!

Exciting day today over at Ellen Hutson–It’s a new week in the Summer of Stamping! Just fun summery goodness available now! And I made a few cards to kick things off.ย  You can find all the new (and goodies released last week!) in the New Ellen Hutson Summer of Stamping Release HERE.

Let’s get to some projects, shall we?! First, let’s start with this fun little number made with the new Aloha set (and Aloha dies) and the new Tilt ‘N Rock dieย interactive die set, all of course by the talented Julie Ebersole. Julie strikes again! ๐Ÿ™‚

I toyed around with using all the of the fun little scenic pieces in this set and then ended up with this simple design to keep the focus on her little sashaying moves! ha! ๐Ÿ™‚ Here’s a little video of her shaking her grass skirt on my Instagram post: jilldhawkins .

I created the background using different Distress Oxide inks after masking off a rectangle to work within using Post It notes.

Here’s two little snap shots of how she looks in motion with the Tilt ‘N Rock die.

So fun and SUPER easy to make. You just need a penny along with the Tilt ‘N Rock die.ย ๐Ÿ™‚

Next up, I used the New Mondo Anthurium set (and Mondo Anthurium die) to create a few cards. I actually made five of them, but I figured you all are picking up what I’m putting down with seeing three of them. ๐Ÿ™‚

First I cut strips of brightly colored cardstock and pieced those all together. I was going to just mix up the order of the rows all different, but I decided to keep them all the same to ease our eyes when they are together. ๐Ÿ™‚

This first one, I stamped the Mondo Anthuriumย and white heat embossed with before die cutting it out. I added some stitching to the base panel and then lined up the Mondo Anthuriumย to match an adhered it with foam tape. I finished it all off with some clear bits from my stash and a simple Mahalo!

This one might be my favorite!

Next, I kept things a little more simple adding in the Hero Arts Infinity Nesting Postage Stamp dies to create panels.

I added some embossed lines to the card base and some stitching to the panels and done! ๐Ÿ™‚

Such fun and these cards make me feel like I am vacationing amongst the tropical leaves of Hawaii! If only. โค

Here’s the link to the full New Ellen Hutson Release for the Summer of Stamping HERE. Quick recap of the goodies I used–all with direct links below if you want to find for yourself:

Be sure to also check out the Ellen Hutson blog today–sure to be lots of fun there! And ALSO–today is the last day to get the fun freebie! Check this out! This little Trippin’ Set is soooo cute! I need it too! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! Super fun thanks to Ellen Hutson and her awesome team for having me along to share some fun again this month–what a treat! Thank you!! โค

Happy Summer! Enjoy the Ellen Hutson Summer of Stamping!

Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

Instagram? jilldhawkins

Ellen Hutson Blog Today!

Hello–and Happy Wednesday! It is Wednesday, right? ha! Today, I’m over on the Ellen Hutson blog sharing a couple cards I made using the New Ellen Hutson Release for June HERE. You can find the link to the Ellen Hutson blog HERE.

I have the pleasure to share two cards over there using the new Good Day by Julie Ebersole ( & coordinating dies for Good Day) as well as the new Zipper Dies by Julie Ebersole. Oh AND the new All About You set and All About You dies.

Here’s a little sneak peek! But be sure to see all the photos and details of making these on the EH Blog HERE. There are some fun surprises on the insides of these cards too. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s the link to the full New Ellen Hutson Release for June HERE. Quick recap of the goodies I used–all with direct links below if you want to find for yourself:

Thanks for stopping by! Another round of smiles to Ellen Hutson and her delightful team for having me along to share some fun this month–Thank you!! โค

Take care– Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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New Release from Ellen Hutson (Prizes on Instagram!)!

Today, there is a fun and fantastic NEW RELEASE over at Ellen Hutson! I cannot tell you how excited I was to receive and work with these goodies ๐Ÿ™‚ You can find the whole New Ellen Hutson Release for June HERE. Everything is available now–yay!!

There is a hop over on Instagram and there are PRIZES!!! ย So head over HERE to comment and hop along to see all the sure-to-be amazing projects! (You are welcome to comment on my post here, (thank you!๐Ÿ˜Š ) but in order to be in the prize running, you must comment on Instagram.)

For this card I used the new Good Day by Julie Ebersole ( & coordinating dies for Good Day) as well as the new Push Me Pull You dies by Julie Ebersole. That Julie is always coming up with all the things I want to create with! ๐Ÿ™‚

I have to laugh that in the end, it looks like my little car driver is driving on water maybe? I didn’t see that til uploading these pics. ha! I just liked the blue. ๐Ÿ™‚

And then you pull the tab and everyone moves!! In retrospect, my photos aren’t super to show this ๐Ÿ˜† I should have pulled the tabs further for the photos, but alas, you’ll just have to trust me they both go all the way across. ๐Ÿ™‚

The backgrounds are from the set called Wonky Backdrops. I use this set OFTEN, to say the least. ๐Ÿ™‚ I colored everything with Copic Markers.

I thought I’d post these with the links to the products for you all to reference, but you must comment and hop on Instagram to win! ๐Ÿ™‚

Quick recap of the goodies I used–all with links if you want to find for yourself:

Thanks for stopping by! Big thanks to Ellen Hutson for having me along as a guest to celebrate this release–Such a treat! And I hope to see you over on IG HERE! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll be back again with to share more cards I made with this New Release–I can’t wait to share them too! โค

Take care– Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

Instagram? jilldhawkins

Fall Bear Ware!

Today, I’m here to share a fun couple of cards using some Ellen Hutson cuteness! They are not new, by any means, but always fun!

First up, I used Ellen Hutson’s Bear Ware 2 (and coordinating dies HERE) and of course, the original, All Inside with dies HERE! I also used Bear Ware 4 and Bare Ware 4ย dies HERE–I don’t know that I have before? How is that possible?

This little guy is always fun and makes up these sweet little cards to pop in the mail! โค Pies on a head? Why not? He’s fit to be pied. ๐Ÿ™‚

The backgrounds are from the set called Wonky Backdrops. This set is always a winner! ๐Ÿ™‚ย . The sweet little embellishments: Crystal Clear Droplets.

I hadn’t used this little All Inside guy lately, and well, I missed him! Plus, he clearly loves Fall too! ๐Ÿ™‚

Next up is the cute Halloween one! I couldn’t decide which little accouterments to use from Bear Ware 2, so I used most of them. ๐Ÿ™‚

Who doens’t love a purple little kitty cat? ๐Ÿ™‚ย  A Beary Happy Halloween!

I colored all these with a very loose watercolor on Bristol paper using the Karin Markers! The Karin Markers are so fab because they stay nice and boldly/brightly colored. ๐Ÿ™‚

Quick recap of the goodies I used–all with links if you want to find for yourself:

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care– Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

Instagram? jilldhawkins

Hugs to Send

There’s a new Color Trends Pin-Sights Challenge over on Ellen Hutson–check it out!

While I am not a purple fan, per say, I do really enjoy the colors of these succulents, so that’s what I ran with for inspiration. Here’s my card:

I used different colored Distress Oxide ink pads to smoosh on the stamp and then I stamped repeatedly. I white heat embossed the sentiment, and finished it off with a lot of stitching. ๐Ÿ™‚

I made this card using two of my favorite Ellen Hutson’s sets: Wonky Backdrops and All Inside (sentiment). I added some Pretty Pink Posh Confetti...and as you can see, because of the glue, the top one took on the ink underneath and it turned the whole thing pinkish. Ha!! Overnight. Who knew?

I hope you have time to jump in on this current EH Challenge too! Thanks for stopping by!

Take care– Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

Instagram? jilldhawkins

One in a Chameleon

Hooray for the weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

Last night I had just enough time to get a quick card made. Monday is back to school here,ย  and it is going to get ugly round these parts! My son is going to be in extreme denial!ย  ๐Ÿ™‚ So I made him a card for his lunchbox, to soften the blow midday. It’s not going to work, but it can’t hurt. Haaaa!

My son has a chameleon and he loves apples, so I went with that! ๐Ÿ™‚

This little chameleon was a Lawn Fawn goodie offered around Thanksgiving. I obviously needed to grab one! ๐Ÿ™‚ I did not get the die however, so I just fussy cut him out. ๐Ÿ™‚

The background I used is from the fabulous Ellen Hutson set, Wonky Backdrops. Love that set.

Other supplies: Lawn Fawn Thanks a Bushel stamp and die, Lawn Fawn Jet Black (Copic friendly) Ink, Versafine Black,ย  Hero Arts Ombre ink pad, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, Copic Markers, and a White Gel Pen.

I thought I’d enter this for the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge: Fun with Food! I love to partake in challenges, as I think it’s great creative exercise! ๐Ÿ™‚ There is still over a week to join in the fun, so check it out! Lots of yummy cute to check out there! ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great weekend and STAY WARM!

Take care! Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

Instagram? jilldhawkins

You’re Rad-ish!

Hooray for the weekend! I was trying to do nothing last night, but apparently I cannot do that because I ended up making this card. ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

Let me just say: I used more purple on this card than I’ve used all year? Haaaaaa!

For this, I used Essentials by Ellen stamps set,ย  Wonky Backdrops and Avery Elle’s Punny Pantry stamps. I completely enjoy this Avery Elle set because PUNS! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I was fortunate (and super excited!) to be gifted this at a crafty retreat. Thank you, Avery Elle! โค

I colored this radish with Copic markers and fussy cut it out. I stamped the Wonky Backdrop with a Hero Arts ombre ink pad. Love how that turned out! ๐Ÿ™‚ I stitched on some patterned paper and cardstock strips before I added the lot with foam adhesive. Such a fun card!

I’m adding this for the Mix-It Up Challenge with Avery Elle over at Ellen Hutson right now. Plenty of time to join in, so hoping to make another one day. Wishful thinking anyway ;)! Check it out and join in! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!

Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

Instagram? jilldhawkins

You Brighten My Day!

I need some sunshine to mail and I saw theย  Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge this month: Strawberry, Orange and Lemon–perfection!

Here is my card!

For this, I used two Essentials by Ellen stamps sets: Wonky Backdrops and Warm Fuzzies.I watercolored with Distress Inks: Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin and Mustard Seed. I stamped with Versamark Black ink and clear heat embossed all those. To finish it off, I added some spatters and stitching for texture.

There’s still time to jump in on this Pin-Sights Challenge! I hope to squeeze in another card using this combo–since it is a go-to fave of mine anyway. ๐Ÿ˜‰

See you back here tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by!

Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

Instagram? jilldhawkins