Monday, February 23, 2015

Ellen Hutson Release Hop!

Hello, and welcome to the Winter 2015 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today!

First up - the new Love You So.  Oh my heavens do I love this set!  

I used the "I love you more" sentiment and accented it with a heart.  Then, I masked the inside of the heart and added the arrow.  Once I had my stamping done, I added watercolors with my Gansai Tambi watercolors.  This stuff just makes watercoloring so easy! 

I had to use this sentiment too.  There was no getting around it and I should add that it might never come off my acrylic block.  I actually think this is perfect for my son.  I stamped the sentiment and crown first and then masked the crown.  Then, I cut hills from masking tape and used my Distress inks (Tumbled Glass and Shabby Shutters) to create the perfect hilly background. 

Next up, Bold Blooms

Yes, it's fantastic right.  There are Bold Blooms dies too

I stamped a pretty floral bouquet on a panel that I adhered to a washi tape background. Then, I stamped and die cut another flower and then added it to the top of the stamped bouquet. 

Well, I couldn't stop at one.  (And I didn't stop at two either! teeheehee!) So, I stamped and die cut Bold Blooms flowers and leaves again and this time added them to a layer of pattern paper and vellum. 

Changing it up from the traditional ideas - I stamped the Bold Blooms images in black onto some watercolor paper and I used my Gansai Tambi watercolors again to create this rainbow masterpiece!


Last but not least I simply HAD to use the new super large heart from the Folk Hearts die set and I knew just what I wanted to do with them.  I had to make it a window for the little (ahem maybe big) Wish Big hippo to peek through! 

Now be sure to check out the entire new release - all available HERE!



And, yay!!! I also get to give this new stamp set, called Love You So to a lucky someone!  Please leave a comment to enter my giveaway!


There is also a Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, and at every stop along the hop by March 2nd; winners will be announced March 4th!

Next stop is Kittie Caracciolo - http://www.kittiekraft.com!

Happy hopping’!

Here's the entire hop list!



  • The CLASSroom - http://ellenhutson.typepad.com/the_classroom_new/  
  • Sandy Allnock - http://sandyallnock.com/
  • Teri Anderson - https://terisplace.wordpress.com/
  • Laurel Beard - http://www.laurelbeard.org/
  • Heather Campbell -  http://parkermolly.blogspot.com/   ***YOU ARE HERE****
  • Kittie Caracciolo - http://www.kittiekraft.com/
  • Sharon Harnist - http://paperfections.typepad.com/
  • Broni Holcombe - http://bronih.typepad.com/
  • Nichol Magouirk - http://nicholmagouirk.typepad.com/
  • Jean Manis - http://jeanmanis.com/
  • Jennifer McGuire - http://www.jennifermcguireink.com/
  • Donna Mikasa - http://3umbrellas.blogspot.com/2015/02/essentials-by-ellen-winter-release-2015.html
  • Chari Moss - http://www.mossymade.com/
  • Catherine Pooler - http://www.catherinepooler.com/blog/
  • Miriam Prantner - http://mprantner.blogspot.com/
  • Julia Stainton - http://juliastainton.com/blog/
  • Carissa Wiley - http://www.sprinkledwithglitter.com/

  • 385 comments:

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    Barb said...

    Great cards-love the florals!

    Jennifer said...

    Gorgeous cards, love the watercoloring. Makes for some quick and beautiful CAS cards!

    Debbie McNamee said...

    such pretty cards, love your flowers and watercoloring!

    Debbie Baker said...

    Oh my gosh!!! Great release and I just love the cards! The little window dies are the cutest....never seen anything like them. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!
    Ciao :)

    Dodge3670 said...

    Fabulous use of water coloring! That hippo just makes me smile!
    So very nicely done! TFS
    Lynn Gauthier

    Jan G said...

    Love the watercolor you have doneon the cards

    Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

    WOW you've been busy! These are fabulous! Thanks for wonderful inspiration and a fun hop!

    Dottie J said...

    Loving all the watercolor and the contrast with the black accents. Well done!

    I Card Everyone said...

    Fantastic, Heather!

    Scrapthat said...

    fabulous cards! I really loved your watercolor Heather!
    Dolly

    Jo Manna said...

    beautiful colorful cards, thx for the inspiration

    Desi said...

    I love watercolor cards...fabulous job!

    Shelly said...

    WOW. Super duper awesome cards! Love!

    CandyW said...

    Love your cards! This release is fantastic!!

    Nancy said...

    Beautiful cards! I especially like the bold fonts with the watercolor!

    Jackie Parkins said...

    Your cards are beautiful, I love the watercolors and the bright colors you used.

    Leslie Brown said...

    Great cards, what fun!

    Parker said...

    Your rainbow masterpiece using the Bold Flowers is a fun a special one. Almost has a pink cotton candy 'fantasy' feel. Love it.

    Melissa F said...

    Love the watercoloring and Love You So set, so pretty, and the washi tape border on brightly stamped flowers is a great detail. The hippo in the heart window is adorable!

    Jamie said...

    These cards are fabulous! Loving this release:)

    Gina Furman said...

    Love your coloring technique! The sentiment stamps in the Love You So set are right on! And who doesn't like bold blooms?

    very_inky_fingers said...

    You are so creative. I am in LOVE with that last card. The hippo peeking out from behind the heart... adorable!

    Glorie said...

    Oh Happy Day indeed. I love the versatility of the Bold Blooms! Great cards :)

    Kim Nir said...

    Beautiful cards! Now I'm even more in love with the release!

    candace1221 said...

    Love your splashes of rainbow watercolors -- especially on the bold blooms.

    Bev Hill said...

    I absolutely LOVE Julie's script writing and the Hippo is just too cute. Awesome water coloring on your cards.

    Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

    6 cards! You are on a roll. Love your artsy watercolour ones !

    Jennifer K said...

    Gah! I love this whole release and that adorable saying "I'll eat you up" is just perfect!

    Monika/Buzsy said...

    Wonderful cards Heather. Especially love the ones with the water colored background. Those images are so pretty! Love the script style.

    barbara macaskill said...

    Awesome cards! Love YOu So is one of my two favorites from this release!! I just LOVE it! TFS!

    Holly said...

    I'm drooling over your Bold Blooms projects all of your projects are gorgeous!

    Carla Crosby said...

    Loved all the card but especially the soft watercolors!

    Michele Clay said...

    Heather! These cards are so gorgeous & fun! You've really inspired me, but then again, this release is fantastic, too! Thanks!

    Carol Didier said...

    Wow! You really had some fun with the new release. I just love all your cards and designs.

    Debbie Lou said...

    Your water colors are amazing, and I love the hippo card :)

    Pam T. said...

    Love the soft watercolors and that hippo is too cute!

    Farley said...

    Love these happy, cheerful cards.

    Eileen Lucas said...

    Love the watercolored flowers. Those window dies are a must have and love the script words. Thanks for a chance to win.

    Kim A. said...

    Your cards are just awesome. I really love the watercoloring. I am inspired to give it a try!

    Carolyn Steele said...

    Oh my goodness - you created some beautiful cards with these wonderful new stamps and dies!

    Brandi said...

    Great cards and cute stamps!

    windinstarsranch said...

    Such nice cards. Love the hippo.

    Hattie Hatcheck said...

    I love the floral stamp set. You make it special.

    Michelle said...

    Wow.... a bouquet of beautiful cards! Love the soft watercolors with the black sentiments!

    Barbara Howell said...

    Love the florals and your cards are great.

    Doris said...

    Love how you've done the watercolors!

    Janet said...

    Love your watercoloring! Your cards are lovely.

    Kelly Booth said...

    OH....Just Adore your cards!!!

    Liz Davis said...


    Your watercoloring is so pretty. It makes the cards pop.

    Vicki Milyard said...

    I LOVE this word stamp set, I am always telling my boys.... I love you more!! definately on my wish list.

    francesca said...

    everything is amazing!! :)

    Linda said...

    Ooh! so many ideas. I want to try them all! Love, love, love flowers!

    Crystal said...

    I really like this watercolor trend. I use watercolors so much better than alcohol markers...I think it's because I don't HAVE to be neat if I don't want to be! Thanks for showcasing parts of this fabulous release. I really like what you created!

    Betty Keefe said...

    wonderful cards Heather - especially the bold blooms cards!

    Margot said...

    I'm in love with the hippo-card!

    Dorothy C. said...

    Love ALL your cards! I'm liking the hippo more and more - so cute.

    cmoch said...

    I'm so glad you didn't stop......they are all wonderful!

    Carolyn Picken said...

    Love the touches of watercolor. Great cards

    BeverlyBL said...

    Sooo maaaaany cuuuute cards. Love the Wish Big Hippo and all the rest, too. Thanks for all the cards.

    Robin said...

    The florals are great. And the watercoloring is fab!

    Jennifer Loftfield said...

    Oh just lovely! The hippo is adorable and the watercolors are so pretty.

    Maggie said...

    Great designs for this fun hop! Love your watercoloring techniques; your oh-so-talented!

    Cindi (ScrapinOMA) said...

    Just beautiful love your work

    Terri (blindstamper) said...

    Your cards are adorable!

    conil said...

    Endless possibilities with these new sets. Really enjoyed how you used them.

    Kristie Goulet said...

    WOW! You totally rocked this release, Heather! Love your cards.

    Barbara M. said...

    Your cards are wonderful.

    Patty said...

    Love your watercoloring; you make it look super simple. And the hippo card is the cutest ever!

    Dana said...

    Awesome cards!! I really love the first one with the watercolor!!!

    Beau DeLeon said...

    These cards are just so beautiful I love them! This is such a fun release I can't wait to get some of them and start playing! TFS!

    Unknown said...

    Such a fun release!!! I'll eat you up...... is a favorite of mine from Where the Wild Things Are!!!!!

    Kathy S said...

    Perfect - just perfect.

    Carol W. said...

    Awesome job on all your cards for this release Heather! My favorite is the little hippo, too cute peeking out of the heart. Loving the sentiment font of the Love You So stamp set! ~ Carol W.

    cghundley said...

    Your cards are all so
    great, love the water
    coloring on them. And
    the window on the last
    one is so fun!
    Carla from Utah

    Amy McCue said...

    The flower made with water colors and the black stamping are just gorgeous!

    Lillian Meyer said...

    Hi Heather love the whole set my only problem is being able to get it all at one time ..... little by little Patience lil lol. I love all your cards but I think the cutest.are the birthday one with the hills and the flowers with freehand watercolor that k you for sharing:-)

    Diana N. said...

    Lots and lots of wonderful cards! I find it very interesting the way you use watercoloring for an area, not just a specific shape.

    kartelene said...

    nice and simple like your work

    Helen Kalb said...

    I love your cards and I love the stampset!

    Tami McBeain said...

    Fabulous cards, I pinned them all! Love all the new stamp sets!

    Kate B said...

    Bright and beautiful cards! Thanks for the great work with beautiful stamps.

    Mrs. Kenco said...

    My fave was the Love You More card.

    Debbie Br said...

    Love your hippo card!!!

    Pam said...

    Love your cards! The watercolored blooms are so pretty.

    Maureen Morton said...

    So many beauties you've produced with this great release. I especially love the water coloring paired with the brush stroke font. You are a dear to share.

    ScrapaDiddle said...

    Such gorgeous cards! Love everyone of them. Your watercoloring is great!

    Maureen Morton said...

    So many beauties you've produced with this great release. I especially love the water coloring paired with the brush stroke font. You are a dear to share.

    Debbie said...

    Love love love the water color look!

    Brandi R said...

    LOVE! Love the hippo and the watercolor on the first card! All of these are gorgeous, but I just love that hippo :-D

    Jessica Moyer said...

    Fantastic cards. I love the watercolor rainbows.

    Teresa Doyle said...

    The cards are all amazing and so is this release. Have to check it out further and show all my crafty friends! TFS!

    Christine R. said...

    Such great cards. I love the watercolor backgrounds!

    D. said...

    Amazing, gorgeous cards- love them all. Love that "Love you so" stamp set - such a cool sayings :)))

    Amy C. said...

    Beautiful cards! Your floral cards are lovely...I'm so ready for spring!

    Laurie said...

    Very cute cards!! I love simple style.

    AmiUrAnGeL said...

    Your cards are simply beautiful. I love your use of watercolor.

    Erica said...

    These cards are beautiful! Love how you used the watercolors. Thanks for sharing!

    maureen said...

    love this release....... thank you

    cma21317 said...

    All excellent ideas. I will probably case TEE HEE

    Dee Ann Matthews said...

    Simply beautiful and inspiring simple cards!

    Liz Gessner McAllister said...

    Love that bloom stamp! Every card is just gorgeous!

    Donna Dacy said...

    Your cards are so special. Love the sentiments and the die cut flowers. I love the water colored dandelions. Nice job....TFS

    Laura said...

    Oh that hippo!!! He's adorable! Love this release!

    sentsue said...

    Great clean, graphic cards!

    PiecesByEmily said...

    Beautiful cards, Heather! Love the bold flower card so much!

    Dottie Robbins said...

    Wow did I say WOW, these cards are sooooo beautiful. Thank you for sharing your wonderful cards.

    Shabby Chic Crafting said...

    Absolutely stunning!!!

    Maryann Peper said...

    Omg, so cute!! I love the simple style with the fun pop of color!

    Corinna said...

    These cards are so so cute. I love them and the new release - thanks for the chance to win.

    Karen said...

    Oh my, I love all of your cards!

    Jeri said...

    Love all your fabulous cards showcasing this release! Great inspiration for using them all.

    Andrea La Vigne said...

    Love your cards! I especially like the watercolored ones and the one with the hippo. I think the colors on the watercolored ones are gorgeous, especially with the contrast of the black stamping. And fitting that hippo & greeting in the heart-shaped window is perfect. Just too funny! Tfs!

    jamie vanskiver said...

    Love the cards you created! The watercolor look is so soft and beautiful, it's my fav technique out of the gazillions to do:) This release is perfect for it too!

    {VICKI} said...

    great cards

    Janet Swofford said...

    What wonderful cards and ideas on how to use this great release! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

    aknancy said...

    Great cards... Love the Wish Big..... cute!!

    Linda Rubarski said...

    Love your watercolor cards the sentiments are great.

    Patt H. said...

    Your cards are fabulous! lovet hem all but the cute little hippo peeking from the heart is my fave. That one is just adorable!

    Nehir said...

    Thank you for sharing your very nice creations. <3

    Maeghan M. said...

    Such great florals!!!

    Pam Spicer said...

    What cute cards you made using these new products. It is hard to choose what to buy!!

    huntla1 said...

    Cards are so soft and pretty. I like the heart shaped cutout on the hippo birdie card

    Janet said...

    Great cards and techniques. Lovin' this new release!
    ~God bless~

    stampwithsandy said...

    I adore those florals, must have! Thanks for the chance to win!

    MJ said...

    Love the cards! The hippo one is so cute! I love that little guy and cant wait to get my hands on him!

    Barb Ghig said...

    As always, your cards are absolutely beautiful, Heather!

    Tonya Hamilton said...

    Love your cards! Thanks for being a part if the giveaway!

    Iris said...

    Super cute cards - love the hippo and the flowers.
    isoscia at aol dot com

    Holly said...

    Those florals are great. Love the use of the watercolor.

    Marie said...

    Lovely cards!! Those bold blooms are great!!

    Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

    Beautiful cards!

    Carmen said...

    Love the pretty cards...each is a work of art waiting to be framed! Very nicely done!

    Lieve said...

    All beautiful cards ! That Hippo is great. But my favourites are the ones with the great watercolour background ! Love them !
    Thanks for inspiring us !

    Zuby said...

    My free style watercoloring never turns out so pretty as this!

    Nancy Ball said...

    Gorgeous cards. I especially love the watercolor ones!

    Rachel Izakowicz said...

    These cards are amazing! I adore them.

    Cathy Homan said...

    Cute cards! i love the watercolor backgrounds you created.

    Elizabeth said...

    Love, love, LOVE! you cards!

    Brithzi said...

    Your cards are fantastic! Love the watercolor ones. Your little peeking hippo is just too cute. Thanks.

    Susie Sonnier said...

    Great job! Love the items in this release!!!

    Auntie Em said...

    I like all your fun and pretty cards. The water colouring makes them so fresh and spring like. I often use heat embossing when I am watercolouring stamps. You got great milage from the Oh Happy Day sentiment. Don't you love it when a stamp is so useful!
    Thanks for sharing all your lovely work. :)

    Rosemary said...

    your cards are absolutely amazing!

    Personable Mama said...

    Well done - beautiful watercoloring. You obviously are enjoying these new sets.

    Kari V. said...

    Wow! I love all your cards!! You are super talented at making those watercolor cards look effortless (amazing!) and I really love that hippo card!

    Gail Alcorn said...

    Your cards are adorable and so happy! Love them!

    Julie Gearinger said...

    Oh my, I love your cards and all of the new stamps/dies! Thanks for the chance to win :-)

    Sue said...

    All your cards bring a smile to my face; I like the watercolor effect and cute designs you have created!

    sueymem said...

    I love all the watercolor backgrounds.

    Barbara said...

    Cute, cute, cute!

    Michele Henderson said...

    These watercolor cards are really adorable! Love the bright colors and the fresh feel!

    SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

    Stunning cards - I love the watercoloring, so spring-like!

    Kristen said...

    In love with your style! Great cards!

    Marianne said...

    Oh wow, so many great cards. Love the blooms, but my favourite is definitely the water coloured rainbow blooms, and the hippo card is too cute!

    Bożena Adamusińska said...

    Beautiful card. Beautiful stamps. Thanks for the inspiration and the opportunity to participate in the game.
    Regards,
    Bozena

    Laura Williams said...

    I am freaking out, I love Bold Blooms so much! Your two floral cards are rocking my socks off! I love the rest of them too. . . .but I SUPER DUPER PUFFY HEART those the most! (almost as much as I SUPER DUPER PUFFY HEART youuuuuuu!) xoxo

    Sabrina said...

    Very cute cards and I just love the sentiments!!!

    Savannah O'Gwynn said...

    WOOOOOOOOWZA Heather! I just love your crafting style! YOU are AMMMMMMMMAZING!

    LOVE all the watercolor and the designs! FUN x FAB x 1000000000!

    Glenda Lee Nutting said...

    Such pretty cards. Oh how I love the hippo one.

    Miriam Prantner said...

    Loving all the gorgeous watercoloring and the hippo peeking out from the heart.

    sunnee63 said...

    LUV!!! especially the "little" hippo!!!

    Sarah Gray said...

    These are the cutest stamps and your cards are gorgeous! Love the sentiments and those quirky florals :)

    Cynthia Berquist said...

    Anyone receiving one of your lovely cards would feel very special and loved! The watercolor, sentiments, flowers and hippo are gorgeous!

    Snoopy said...

    Fabulous cards and I especially love the way you inked up the background on the I Love You More card. Fantastic!

    Hugs,
    Snoopy :D

    Mary Locke said...

    Wow your cards are gorgeous! So many possibilities!

    Karen King said...

    All your cards are fantastic! The pastel watercolors make me yearn for spring! I'm very impressed with this release!

    Laura Norris said...

    These are all so wonderful! I can see why you weren't able to stop at one, or two, or even three!

    Kim K said...

    Wow, you are cray cray with that many cards, but in a good way! :)

    Maureen Wilson said...

    Your floral combos are beautiful! Love the watercoloring, too!!

    Theresa said...

    All of your cards are so fabulous! I love them all!

    Eileen M said...

    Gorgeous! I was already sold on bold blooms, you sealed the deal! And the hippo! Adorbs!

    Donna Cala said...

    Boy, do I love the Bold Blooms. You cards are fabulous!

    Grace said...

    What amazing cards.

    laurie said...

    Such happy cards, they make me smile! What a great release..love it!

    Mary-Anne V said...

    Beautiful cards...love the font on these sentiments.

    jandbspiegel said...

    Wow, were you ever busy making cards for this hop. Each one is beautiful. I love those black and white stripes.

    Betty Sue said...

    Your cards are beautiful!!!! Love this release.

    Tigerberry said...

    Heather, I love what you did with your "splash" of water colors on your cards. Thanks for the giveaway and sharing your ideas with us.

    ~amy~ said...

    Heather...awesome cards...love them ALL!

    K Honeycutt said...

    These are fabulous! Very inspiring.

    Harriet Skelly said...

    I love all of your cards - this is a great release!

    Maria Alder said...

    Love the Bold Blooms and the Hippo is so cute. Nice cards!

    Nora N. said...

    How fun are your cards? I like the watercoloring and that fun bold blooms!!

    Amanda said...

    Fantastic cards! I love that hippo!

    Jill Taylor said...

    What great cards, and what diversity! I am a watercolor fan, so am partial to those cards. I too love the Gansai Tambi watercolors.

    momelisse said...

    Your cards are so pretty!
    I love Julie's whimsical quirky style - and especially can't wait to play with the hippo and flower sets!

    Yoonsun Hur said...

    Oh My Goodness!! Absolutely gorgeous! All your cards are so pretty!

    Jen Carter said...

    Love these sets! Your cards are adorable too!

    MaryBeth said...

    What a great release, and what cheery cards you've c`reated.

    Margaret Rembold said...

    so many options with these new stamps and dies. Your cards are gorgeous!

    Lisa Petrella said...

    Super duper fun cards, Heather!!! What a fabulous new release!

    joy said...

    Your cards are so beautiful - love the splashes of watercolor! The new release is fabulous.

    Cathy McGuire said...

    Wow, I love all your cards! Thanks for sharing all of them.

    Moosisk said...

    Let me just say "WOW"! I just love your fabulous cards. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

    Jona Moughty said...

    Can never have too many love sentiments! Love your watercolor cards. Thanks for the chance to win!

    Linda S. said...

    You really went to a lot of work for this blog hop, giving us so many examples and techniques to learn. Thanks, and nice work.

    colleenk said...

    These cards are all amazing! Awesome every single one!

    Sandy Meador said...

    What a great job of watercoloring...I hope to get that technique down soon. Nice colors...love all the cards.

    Debbie Bonczek said...

    My goodness . . . where to look first. These are all fabulous. I love the watercolor, then I scroll further to the florals . . . and that whimsical hippo! I think I don't need all of these stamps and dies and now you have me second guessing myself. Beautiful work.

    irisesther54 said...

    Fabulous cards. The Bold Blooms set is fantastic. And I really love the hippo.

    FreeToBeMe..LisaJ said...

    Heather,

    Lovely cards and the Love you so stamp set the sentiments are amazing.

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