Ellen Hutson Blog Hop Winner!

Hi All,

Just popping in to announce the winner of the Thankful set from Ellen Hutson. By random selection, the winner is Linda M (lhmiles56). Congrats Linda! I emailed you.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the blog hop. I recently updated my Welcome page on LiveLoveCards if you want to see what I’ve been up to lately. Hope to see you again soon. :)

Darlene

Essentials by Ellen 2015 Blog Hop!

Ellen Hutson Hop

Hi All!

I am so excited and honored to be participating in the Essentials by Ellen Blog Hop for their latest holiday release! I’ll be showcasing two cards that use the new products. CLICK HERE to see the entire release. Here is a quick snapshot:

Ellen Holiday Release

And, yay!!! I get to give this new stamp set, called Thankful:

Thankful

Please leave a comment below by August 11, 2015 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 August 11th, 2015; winners will be announced by the weekend!

Anyway, onto my projects (and videos!) for the hop. You know I can’t post a card without a video, so I have two cards and two videos. Supplies for all the projects are listed at the end of this post.

For my first card, I decided to create a fun pop-up with the ghosts in the Got Candy? stamp set. The matching dies were very handy for cutting all those ghosts! Here are some photos of the inside:

Ghosts Popup

Ghosts Popup

Ghosts Popup

I kept the outside simple by silver embossing the stars from the same set:

Ghosts Popup

Check out the video below, and scroll down for a photo of the pieces and measurements:

Note: If you are reading this post in an email, go to my blog to view the video.

All the measurements are indicated below. Click on the photo for a higher resolution version:

Ghosts Popup

My second card is super easy to make. I used the leaf and sentiment from the Thankful set and some distress inks:

Fall

Check out the video below:

Note: If you are reading this post in an email, go to my blog to view the video.

The next stop in this blog hop is the creator of this line herself, Julie Ebersole!! Enjoy your trip!

If you missed any of the stops, here is the full list:

Darlene

Supplies for Ghost card:

Got Candy? Stamps
Got Candy? Stamps
Got Candy? Dies
Got Candy? Dies
Ranger Black Archival Ink
Ranger Black Archival Ink
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink
Black Embossing Powder
Black Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
White Embossing Powder
Silver Embossing Powder
Silver Embossing Powder
White Gel Pen
White Gel Pen
Neenah Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Mini Scoreboard
Mini Scoreboard
Micro Glue Dots
Micro Glue Dots
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner

Supplies for Distress Fall Leaf Card:

Thankful
Thankful
Fired Brick
Fired Brick
Wild Honey
Wild Honey
Brushed Corduroy
Brushed Corduroy
Ranger Black Archival Ink
Ranger Black Archival Ink
Watercolor Paper
Watercolor Paper
Hero Arts Black Notecards
Hero Arts Black Notecards
Stamp-a-ma-jig
Stamp-a-ma-jig
Paper Tape
Paper Tape
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner

Giveaway Winner and My Favorite Stampin’ Up! Products from the New Catalog!

Hi All!

First, the winner of the Peerless watercolor palette is… Cathy Schlecker! Cathy, I emailed you. Congrats!

Second, today is a big day at Stampin’ Up!. It’s the last day you can order from the old catalog, the last day you can order from the Occasions catalog, and the first day you can order from the new 2015-2016 catalog! It’s the one day you can order from all three catalogs.

If you are interested in seeing what I ordered this morning, you can read about it HERE.

Congrats again to Cathy! Have a great week!

Darlene

Peerless Watercolor Dandelions and GIVEAWAY!

Peerless Dandelions

Hi All!

Today I’m using a stamp set from Stampin’ Up! that is NOT retiring, phew! It’s called Summer Silhouettes. I heat embossed the dandelions and then used my Peerless Watercolors to create the background.

If you’re interested in learning more about these watercolors and how I store them, you can view my tutorial HERE. And, if you’re interested in HAVING these watercolors, welcome to the giveaway!! :)

Peerless Palette Peerless Palette

It’s a mini travel palette of Peerless Watercolors! Beth over at OliveMeArtsie sent it to me to give away. Isn’t she awesome? Thank you Beth! The entire palette is 6″ x 4″. Each color is 3/4″ square.

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this blog post by Monday, June 1, 2015, 11:59pm CT. I will announce the winner on Tuesday.

If you love giveaways, I am giving away MULTIPLE big storage units from Stamp-n-Storage over the next few months at LiveLoveCards.com. All you have to do is be a member and upload a photo of your craft space. It’s so fun to see where everyone in the community is doing their work! The first giveaway will be THIS THURSDAY, May 28th. CLICK HERE for details.

Okay, onto the video for today. I included lots of little crafting tips. Enjoy!

Darlene

Note: If you are reading this post in an email, go to my blog to view the video.

Supplies:

To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.
Peerless colors used: Alice Blue, Heliotrope, and Orange Yellow

Summer Silhouettes
Summer Silhouettes
wood|clear
Stampin' Up! Flower Patch
Stampin’ Up! Flower Patch
Peerless Watercolor Basic
Peerless Watercolor Basic
EH|SSS
Peerless Watercolor Bonus
Peerless Watercolor Bonus
EH|SSS
Masking Fluid
Masking Fluid
Ranger Broad Water Brush
Ranger Broad Water Brush
EH|SSS
Ranger Black Archival Ink
Ranger Black Archival Ink
EH|SSS
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
EH|SU
Copic Black Liner
Copic .3 Black Liner
Stamp-a-ma-jig
Stamp-a-ma-jig
SSS|SU
Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Watercolor Paper
Vellum
Vellum
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Embossing Buddy
Embossing Buddy
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Hero Arts
EH|SSS
Black Twinkle Embossing Powder
Black Twinkle Embossing Powder
Stampin' Up! Heat Tool
Heat Tool
Absorber
Absorber
Paper Piercer
Paper Piercer
Micro Glue Dots
Micro Glue Dots
EH|SSS
Scotch Foam Tape
Scotch Foam Tape

Last Day for Entering the MISTI Giveaway!

MISTI Giveaway!

Hi All!

Today is the last day to enter the giveaway! Join my subscription site, LiveLoveCards, for a chance to win a MISTI! Subscribe monthly and your name goes into the pool once. Subscribe yearly and your name goes in 3 times. You can view the details HERE.

Not sure what you want for Mother’s Day? I offer gift certificate subscriptions!

May’s challenge just launched. Watercolor! Come and join the fun. :)

Good luck!

Darlene