Saturday, March 3, 2018

Ellen Hutson - S'whale hello


Hey all! Today we're hopping to celebrate Ellen Hutson's new 2018 design ambassador team.  I'm so excited to be returning to the Ellen Hutson team - such a special group and outstanding company to be affiliated with!  I pinch myself everyday that I'm so lucky!  

For the hop, we're celebrating the new team with a special get to know you post. 

So fun, right?!?!

Since this post is all about getting to know is - we thought some Q&A was in order! 
  1. Coffee or tea?  Coffee - but I actually only drink decaf!  A few years ago, I gave up caffeine as part of a cleanse.  It was amazing how it felt coming off caffeine - and I won't ever go back now!
  2. How did you come up with your blog name?  My blog name is actually both of my children's names!  Parker is now 10 and Molly is nearly 8. 
  3. Tell us one silly/random/interesting tidbit about yourself!  Hmmm.... there are lots of silly tidbits.  I LOVE PUGS.  I can sing all of the US presidents in order to the tune of Yankee Doodle.  I work full time as a Manufacturing Engineer for a very large, US based aerospace company.  
Alright, now to the card making stuff...  Even as a seasoned card maker, I enjoy learning tips & tricks from other crafters.  I learn so much when I go to other card makers blog about color combinations and different ways to use many of the supplies I already have.   
If I were to offer a tip to my readers when it comes to crafting - I would recommend people think of the rule of thirds.  I often will divide my projects into thirds or use three of something or have three main things going on.  

What's a hop without a project to share?!?!  We were asked to create whatever we wanted to represent our style.   



My signature style is definitely fun & cute.  Since I love love love critter stamps, I decided I wanted to create a card with an a Essentials by Ellen critter stamp.  The whales in S'whale just couldn't be any cuter - I adore them!!

To create my card I die cut my top layer and then ink blended a background behind it. I added some stamped details and then created a shaker with some sequins.  I stamped, colored and die cut the whale and added it to the front of my card.  Finally I heat embossed the sentiment on black cardstock and added it to the front. 

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Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing part of your day with me!  Have a great one and happy hopping! 

32 comments:

Ardyth said...

Fantastic shaker! Love the clean fresh look! So happy to be creating on the Ellen team with you!

Julia Stainton said...

So stunning!!!!

Lisa K said...

Awesome card! Love seeing your creating on Ellen Hutson's blog.

Emily Midgett said...

This is so pretty! It's like looking through a porthole of a submarine! It amazes me to know that there are so many engineers in this industry... I am so right-brained it hurts sometimes lol! I'm so happy to be on this fantastic team with you!!

Laurel Beard said...

Oh, love your project and love the fact you can sing all of the US Presidents to Yankee Doodle tune. That's funny!!!

Nancy R. said...

I love that the simple whale shines with the pretty background behind it.
Thanks for sharing those fun facts about yourself too!

Joy Meadows said...

Your shaker card is so nice! Love the CAS style.

Seagrass said...

Loving this whale - simple and fun! Lovely shaker card!

sideoats + scribbles said...

Love your card — it’s (yep gotta say it) s’whale!!! :) So happy to be on the team with you! Xoxo

Jeanne said...

That whale smile is so cute, right? Love the shaker bits, too.

Kelly Griglione said...

Hey Heather, love your s'whale card!! The gray school of fish that are the size of the confetti add so much to it. So thrilled to be on a design team with you!! This is going to be FUN : )

Dee Earnshaw said...

gorgeous card - love shaker cards.....

happyscrap said...

Fun card, Heather, with the cool shaker and blended background! I applaud you for being a very busy lady and still have time to make delightful cards.

Sharon Perehudoff said...

Wow! got to love shaker cards, but with a whale really makes the card so cute and the colours are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us.

Barbara said...

Love your card. It's fun and cute. Love this blog hop as well!

Lisa - papergrace said...

Oh this is just the BEST, Heather!! I just love your style and wish that I was capable of it, too. You amaze me every single day. So happy to still be designing with you, friend. ♥

Carolyn Peeler said...

Heather, I always love your Clean and simple style. Honored to be on the EH team for another year with you. Can't wait to see the projects you contribute!

Sharon Harnist said...

I adore your fun & cute style, Heather, and this card is truly adorable! So happy to continue on the team with you!

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW Heather, your card is adorable, I do love a great shaker and the sequin colours in this one looks amazing.

Kittie said...

Heather, this is such a precious project. I love the background you created for the whale and how you framed it. I am so happy to be working with you on the Ellen Hutson team. We have such a talented group of designers and it is so fun to see all the different paper crafting styles.

Andrea Hastilow said...

Loving this card in its gentle peaceful colours. I regularly look out for your work, I enjoy the different themes you use and styles. Another great card from you, enjoy waiting to see more.

Jill said...

I just love shaker cards, and this one is just too cute. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

Sandy said...

Some day we need a video of you singing the US presidents! lol! :) What a gorgeous whale card!!

lynda said...

What a great shaker card! Love the background behind the window.

lostinpaper said...

I am so excited to be with you on this fabulous team! Love love your designs, you are such an inspiration!

Carly Tee Minner said...

I adore you Heather! Thank you for all you do and for all the adorable cards you make!

Kym Maxwell said...

I adore this card!! The colors, shaker bits, and images are just fabulous together!! Clean and simple and loads of fun!!! Great Job!!! Thanks for sharing!! Big Hugs!

Joanne Herbert said...

I adore your card creation. You are such an inspiration and I look forward to seeing more of your fabulous creations. Hugs Jo

Jennifer said...

Absolutely fantastic design! I will never get tired of these cute stamps!

K . Shuster said...

If fun & cute are your signature style.....you nailed it with this card! Simply adorable!

I Card Everyone said...

Heather, I am just realizing that I hadn't seen your project for this hop!! Shame on my tardiness... but OH am I glad I caught up!
LOve everything your heart touches... even this gorgeous whale!
I still feel like I'm dreaming to be part of this fabulous team, with amazing - like yours!!
=] Michele

Julie Ebersole said...

OK, this card made my jaw drop--LOVE!!! Plus, you are super smart AND have a sexy YouTube voice???!!! GET OUTTA' TOWN, CHICA!!! XO!