Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Essentials by Ellen



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

You can find the entire new release HERE.
Check these out!  

For my first card, I used the new Amazing Women and Wild Gardens
First, I die cut the flowers from white and then I watercolored the insides with my Gansai Tambi watercolors!

Next, I used the Wild Gardens dies and cut them from cardstock. 
I accented these with a sentiment from Mondo Magnolias.
 
Comment on this post for a chance to win! 

The fun begins in the CLASSroom and there is also a Grand Giveaway! To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, and at every stop along the hop by May 5th!  Winners will be announced May 8th.

Next stop is Kittie Caracciolo - http://www.kittiekraft.com/!  Thanks for hopping with us!

Now for the full hop list...
Lisa Adametz - http://papergrace.com/
Sandy Allnock - http://sandyallnock.com/
Kittie Caracciolo - http://www.kittiekraft.com/

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Vicki Dutcher said...

So pretty -- I really love these sets!

Jana said...

Wow! You blew me away with these beautiful card!

I Card Everyone said...

How beautiful, Heather... my day was definitely made more beautiful...
=] Michele

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Perfection!

Daria G. said...

Ohhhh, those are so pretty, so beautiful!

Dixie Cochran said...

Your cards are lovely! Terrific designs.

Michelle said...

Wow.... two amazing cards! The Wild Garden dies are just beautiful!

Lindsay Weber said...

Love the "you are the most amazing mom" in gold embossing powder, it really makes a statement!

cheryl l. said...

Pretty, pretty cards!!

Dottie J said...

I am pinning like crazy on this blog hop. Loving those florals and all the fresh and original ways you are using them.

Julie Phillips, aka Julieloveslucy SCS said...

Love the flowers! Such pretty cards.

~amy~ said...

Heather, love what you've done! Gorgeous cards!

Jamie said...

Gorgeous cards!

Whimsey said...

So gorgeous; love those leaves - they are such a unique shape on the 'inside portion'. Cute creations!!

Laura Norris said...

Beautiful cards! love the watercolored one - so soft and pretty!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Wow. Who wouldn't want to receive these cards?

Rachel said...

lovely cards! love the bold black and white stripes. and those dies are amazing.
-Rachel
rwkrafts.com

Brandi R said...

Two beautiful cards! The first one is so gorgeous and elegant....LOVE it! The second, so pure and simple in it's beauty! Love it too!! ♥

pcm said...

gorgeous projects!

Penny Ward said...

Beautiful cards...especially loved the watercolored flowers. hugs, :)

Kelly Booth said...

WOW..just Gorgeous!!!

Kren Kurts said...

That little side striping is an inspired touch. Beautiful work! kren@afourthlife.blogspot.com

Debra James said...

Stunning... Love your cards

Bev Hill said...

Awesome cards. I love this set and it's definitely on my wish list.

Valerie Serfozo said...

Your cards are stunning! Love these sets.

Kate Kennedy said...

beautiful! love the bold sentiment on the first card

Kathy Williams said...

Beautiful!

golfergal said...

Thx for the inspiration...very pretty.

Lisa H. said...

Beautiful cards! I really like the edge designs, so pretty!

Rene said...

Love your cards!

Karen O'Byrne said...

Simple yet elegant! Love both cards.

Lisa Petrella said...

Beautiful!! Loving all of these gorgeous dies and sentiments!!

jenway9 said...

Beautiful!

Cindi said...

These are beautiful. Thanks for sharing

Nancy L. said...

Very pretty!

Nancy K said...

Gorgeous cards! I absolutely love the watercolor card, it's fabulous!

craftjunkiesc said...

Stunning cards. I can see these products are extremely versatile. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent.

Rhapsgirl said...

Gorgeous card, so simple yet so chic

Sandy Robin said...

So pretty and clean and simple. Love them. Keep up the good work.

Donna Dacy said...

This is such a great release. I love how you used the dies to show completely different looks...great idea. I love both your cards but think the one with the watercolor is my favorite. Great inspiration. TFS

Marlou McAlees said...

Two absolutely stunning!! cards :) ♥

Susan Lang said...

Your cards are beautiful. Love the colors.

Maureen Morton said...

Amazing use of these wonderful new products.....love your sweet style. Thanks for sharing.

Nana Griffin said...

Very lovely!

Barbara said...

Both cards are gorgeous, but I especially love the amazing Mom card. This is a great release from Ellen.....wow!

unsainctified said...

Gorgeous!

cghundley said...

Gorgeous cards and I
love the water coloring
you did!
Carla from Utah

Glorie said...

Love the first one! So simple but so pretty!

Cathy Homan said...

Cute cute cards. I love how simple they look. Thanks for sharing!

NanaM said...

Love your cards ! Very creative!

Pattie J. said...

simply beautiful. fast and beautiful. thanks for sharing

Kit said...

Great cards. Great release.

Driven to Ink said...

I love that Julie used the same font from your blog for some of the stamps - it's one of my favourite scripts to use these days!

Beautiful cards, as always.

Barbara M. said...

Beautiful cards. Love this release.

Jackie Parkins said...

Love these! The Wild Gardens will be mine someday soon.

kari said...

Beautiful cards! I love your striped borders. What a fabulous release!

Hanna said...

Your Card is WOW! I love the wild greenery dies and your filling the white inside space with watercolor is gorgeous. Thanks for this great idea.

Karen D said...

Very sweet cards - love them!

maria f. said...

Both lovely, the watercolored and cardstock versions. Those blooms are fantastic.

MelissaBG said...

Love your creations. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Margarita said...

Wow, cards chic! Flowers delicious!

Jessica Pascarella said...

Very pretty! Love the watercolor!

Lady Fair said...

Gorgeous cards, love the coloring on the first card! I would have gotten watercolor on the white die cuts! Beautifully done!

Dorothy C. said...

Love how you used these awesome dies. Great coloring too!

Tammy Mohr said...

Hi Heather, I love how you left the outer pieces of the die cuts white and colored the inner. It turned out so pretty.

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful designs.

Colleen said...

I love these flowers...the dies are so cool with just the outline, so much to do with them! Beautiful cards, Heather!

Kelly Massman said...

love the way the watercoloring turned out! pretty work!

Lura said...

Wouldn't it be nice to be on the receiving end of these cards? Great job!!

Pam said...

Love those dies! Great cards.

lisa808 said...

Pretty cards!

sunnee63 said...

luv the watercolor behind/beneath the die-cuts!

Elizabeth said...

The water colored die cuts are terrific! I'm loving this new collection!

Melissa F said...

Beautiful cards, love the watercolor inside the white die cuts and the vibrant card stock die cuts. Thanks for sharing!

Janet said...

Lovely, lovely cards! This new release is fantastic!

Carolyn Picken said...

Beautiful card, great ideas

Tree Xxx said...

Very pretty!

Charity Chamberlain said...

So pretty!

Patty Beers said...

Love these. So many ideas.

cma21317 said...

Your cards are great. Love this new release.

birdsong said...

Love the use of black and white- without making it look muddled and messy. It really takes talent to know when to stop with the splatter- thanks for sharing!

Yuki said...

Both of your cards are so pretty!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

These are both just beautiful, My mom would adore them both! So nice

francesca said...

beautiful projects! :)

Khatzke said...

Love these! They're both gorgeous

Sabrina said...

Both cards are absolutely beautiful!!

Mary Holshouser said...

the flowers are so pretty and so easy to make. Card making gets faster and more fun all the time.
thanks for sharing some beautiful cards.

Lina Delgado said...

Very beautiful cards!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful cards Heather. Love those pretty flowers and the colors you used. The striped borders look great.

Sue McW said...

These cards are fabulous!

Debbie Lou said...

The water colored flowers are so
beautiful! Love your cards and these
stamp sets.

Kathy H said...

Love the soft water color with the gray striped frame.

Robyn said...

Love how you used the die cuts on these cards!

Marcie Sharp said...

Fantastic cards heather! This release is amazing!

Ann Kulseth said...

So pretty - thanks for showing us examples of how to use the new products.

Kristie Goulet said...

Amazing cards!!

Young said...

thanks for the cards. have a beautiful day, you too!

Teresa Doyle said...

A beautiful card Heather. This really is an amazing release!

Carol McGregor said...

Really beautiful cards. Thanks for the inspiration. The new Spring 2015 release is awesome.

Midori Pulelehua said...

Beautiful Cards! Love your accents!

mamacc said...

I absolutely love the dies. Your work with them is great.

Kathryn S said...

Those flowers are just beautiful Heather - what a great way to show off Julie's amazing new designs!

Engineered Baker said...

beautiful color combos!!

Lynne said...

Great release. Like the striped sides.

sharrilou said...

Lovely cards, awesome release.

stampwithsandy said...

I absolutely adore both of your cards! Clean and stunning!

Maaike Uijthoven said...

these are so stylish, well done, thank you!

Ina Good said...

very pretty wild garden cards!

Late Blooming said...

Wow...Thanks for the ideas and Thanks to AE for all the new products.

Amy McCue said...

Those cards are so nice! I love the wild garden dies!

Dee in N.H. said...

Awesome cards!!! I love how you did the one with the watercolor!

Anouk said...

this is a beautiful release, love the card with the flowers and watercolor inside.

Sallee P. said...

Oh, wow! Your cards are so luscious! I would totally buy them if I saw them in a store!

Diane Jaquay said...

Your floral cards are just GORGEOUS!

Scrapthat said...

Oh wow! I love your cards!! TFS
Dolly

Linda Rubarski said...

Love your Mother's Day card.

Angel said...

These are gorgeous! Totally love those flowers!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, these look amazing!

Bobby said...

Beautiful cards, I love those flowers.

Sarah said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us.

Natalie said...

Heather, this is gorgeous!!! Love your design work!

Debbie Pereira said...

I love your style! Both cards are stunning!

joy said...

I love your cards, Heather. And,
I love this new release!

SuprFoxDesigns said...

Your cards are so pretty- love what you have done with the colors and designs!

Sue said...

Clean and tasteful - thank you for sharing your cards with us!

Irene said...

Love the way that you used the dies! Fantastic cards and layouts!

Joy Moody said...

Love the watercolor very pretty!

Rosemary said...

absolutely beautiful!

Christine Kiehl said...

Classy and elegant! You know how to use your flowers! Nicely crafted!

jou said...

The heat embossing on the first card is gorgeous.

Denise Terry said...

Love the watercoloring! I'm going to have to try that...soon!

Paula Touhey said...

I love how you watercolored inside the die cuts! Gorgeous.

Crystal said...

Die cuts to die for! I love how you used then all. My paint brushes are trembling in anticipation!

Barbara said...

Loved your cards. I am a sucker for flowers and these are just perfect. Thanks for sharing.

Brithzi said...

Fantastic cards. Loved your first card with the watercoloring.

BunnyC's said...

All beautiful.

Shirl said...

Flower die cut card is lovely.

Shirley

Judith White said...

Love this blogpost! I have seen so many wonderful ideas! Thanks you for sharing.

Carolee McCaslin said...

Beautiful cards!!

Cathy Montoya said...

Love them all. Thanks for the inspiration.

adele holcomb said...

I like the stripes and flecks on both cards!

Laceysocks said...

Beautiful cards!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Very pretty! These new products are great!

stamper101 said...

luv both your cards - beautiful!

Harriet Skelly said...

I love both cards!!

Megan said...

Love how you used both sets of dies on the first card! Will have to try that with my Bold Blooms and Bold Blossoms sets!

SHartl said...

Those flower dies are so beautiful, especially the way you colored inside them.!

Sharbogast said...

Beautiful. I am loving the stand alone die cuts. So much you can do with those. Thanks for sharing.

conil said...

Love your style. So clean and fresh. Used these new products well.

Christine R. said...

I love your use of flower stamps and dies!

Michelle Adams said...

I love the die-cut flowers.Thank you for sharing your creativity.

Larissa Heskett said...

WOWOWOWOWOWOW!! SO IN LOVE with the New Release and I CAN’T WAIT to get ahold of these!! =) SQUEAL!! LOVING your AWESOME Cards!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Betty Sue said...

Beautiful!!! Loving these flowers!

Kris Engler said...

I really like the black and white card with the pop of colors!! Very pretty!

Patty said...

OH Heather!! Beautiful cards!! Love the colors & design on both!!

sandy said...

Love your cards! Thanks!

Silvergirl said...

How lovely! Such elegant projects!

Jessie said...

Lovely cards! Love the watercoloring.

Janice Elder said...

Wild gardens is my favorite of this release

sentsue said...

Pretty cards. Thanks for sharing!

Linda Rubarski said...

Great cards.

Patricia Barber said...

Beautiful cards!!!

Cynthia Berquist said...

Elegant, beautiful cards, Heather! The cursive script sentiments just elevate the cards. Loving the floral spring motif.

Tami B. said...

These are both beautiful.

jc said...

Just gorgeous!

Sue D said...

Beautiful floral cards!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Danielle Dietz said...

Love the flowers in this release. Your cards are beautiful!

Carol H. said...

Your cards are super pretty! I really like the contrast of the black and white with the leaf and flower colors on your second card. Awesome!

gardener said...

Yummy cards. Thanks

Natalie Godfrey said...

Cute cards thank you for sharing.

Carol McCready said...

Love your cards. The first one is my favorite.

Sharon Salerno said...

Lovely.lovely cards! The first really caught my eye.

Jeri said...

Such pretty cards!

Jona Moughty said...

Love these new sets. Beautiful cards!

Katie said...

Every one is beautiful!

Асель Бапанова said...

Ok, the Wild Garden dies are on my wish list! Thank you

Geri said...

Both are SO pretty!

Linda Beeson said...

I'm in love with the bouquets of flowers you created!

ScrapaDiddle said...

Beautifully done!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Fab cards as always, Heather! They're gorgeous.

mama-z said...

The Wild Garden dies are growing on me! Really love the first card you made along with the technique and watercolors you used!

Jennifer said...

Love, love, love! Just gorgeous.

Jeannean said...

I love, Love, your cards!! This die set rocks, and you totally rocked it!! What a great idea to watercolor inside the die outline!!

D- said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Both cards are so pretty Heather! TFS

Meg G said...

I love those dies!! Amazing cards!!

Laurie B. said...

Beautiful cards, love the water colored florals.

MyAuntKath said...

I just love your cards. I like the look of the wide white margin using the dies makes. Pretty cards.

Erica Tsang said...

Pretty Cards, really love the flowers stamp!

Shelley C said...

How did you watercolor inside those die cuts and not get paint on them?? Impressive!!

KimC said...

Heather your cards are always so creative. Thanks for illustrating the use of the wild garden dies; the images are beautiful and it was hard to imagine just looking at the dies.

Kathy Mc said...

Gorgeous cards, Heather! You've showcased some of this fabulous release just beautifully.

victoriasc said...

Love your cards! The Wild Garden dies are so nice!

Liz Lumsden said...

Pretty pretty cards and a great release!

Amy Lou said...

I love love love how you used the Wild Garden dies. I had to buy a set after I saw your cards.

Amy A said...

Beautiful cards, thank you for the gorgeous inspiration!

Lydine Arriola said...

Beautiful cards made! Love the colors!

Martha Miller said...

Beautiful cards, great design eye.

Lucinde said...

Beautiful! Love the watercolored flowers

CeCe Carter said...

Loving how you used the stripe on the side! It just pulls everything together and I'm thinking that I NEED this die!

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