I have some exciting news to share! My dear friend, Julie Ebersole, has a new online video workshop to help you through your holiday card crafting - Making Merry! Julie will walk you though the making of 16 different holiday cards! Each card lesson ...
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Holiday Online Workshop

I have some exciting news to share!  My dear friend, Julie Ebersole, has a new online video workshop to help you through your holiday card crafting - Making Merry!

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Julie will walk you though the making of 16 different holiday cards!  Each card lesson features a step-by-step video instruction (16 video lessons!), tips and suggestions, full-color photography of the finished project and a complete supply list. This workshop is self-paced and evergreen (lifetime access). You can access course content any time and re-watch as often as you like!  Click HERE or the graphic above for more info and/or to sign up for this fabulous class!

If you know Julie or have seen any of her videos, you know that this will be a very informative and F-U-N workshop!!

And generous Ms. Julie is giving away a seat in this class to one of my lucky readers!  Just leave a comment on this post, and I will announce the winner on Monday evening, November 12!

Good Luck!

WC Flower Signature-Sharon

     


Essentials by Ellen November Release!

11-04-ebe-release-available-nowIt's finally time ... the newest November Essentials by Ellen stamps and dies are now available in Ellen's shop and you can find them all HERE!

I promised full details for the Pop-Up Mitten banner project I sneaked peeked for you last week, and here they are:

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As you can see, this adorable die set is great for many other types of projects besides the fabulous intended use of a pop-up mitten element (genius!) -- I absolutely love the three different sizes of pretty snowflakes as well! 

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These mittens measure approximately 3-1/8" at the longest point. I die cut them from coordinating colors of wool felt: light and dark pink, light blue and dark aqua, and paired them up with opposite colors. So the first light pink mitten has a dark pink backing and the second light aqua mitten has the darker aqua backing.  Here is a view of the backs of the mittens:

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I also die cut the snowflakes from the Pop-Up Mittens die set from white felt and stitched them on the mitten fronts first, using embroidery floss. Then I stitched each pair of mittens together using a regular stitch or a blanket stitch, leaving them open at the top so they can hold goodies!  Next, I stitched all of the mittens together using some silver sparkle cord so they can be hung like a banner!  I'm thinking this will make a cute decoration for my oldest's dorm room!

Finally, I die cut the MERRY letters from felt using Essentials by Ellen Classic Block Alpha (if you like that alpha, you'll need to scoop it up before it's gone/retired!). Here's how they look all stretched out ready to hang, possibly stuffed with tiny trinkets, candies, lollipops:

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 You can find the entire new November Essentials by Ellen release in Ellen's shop here. Happy creating!

WC Flower Signature-Sharon

SUPPLIES:

 


Pop-Up Mittens by Julie Ebersole, Essentials By Ellen Designer Dies
   

 

 


Essentials By Ellen Designer Dies, Classic Block Alpha by Julie Ebersole

WoolFelt, 12x18 Cotton Candy (35%)

WoolFelt, 12x18 Fuchsia (20%)

WoolFelt, 12x18 Peacock (20%)

WoolFelt, 12x18 Baby Blue (20%)

WoolFelt, 12x18 White (35%)

DMC Rainbow Floss Bundle

Lawn Fawn Hemp Cord, Silver Sparkle

Tim Holtz Tonic Mini Snips
   
     


Essentials by Ellen November Sneak Peeks!

10-29-ebe-release-coming-01Hello friends!  Today is the last day of sneak peeks for Ellen Hutson's upcoming Sunday, Nov 4 Essentials by Ellen release!  Today the preview is for a wonderful graphic sentiment stamp set called Snow Days!  I used two of the fabulous sentiments on this card:

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This stamp set contains five large wonderful sentiments, along with three cool (no pun intended!) graphic images, such as the row of vertical lines I used on the mitten cuffs. These mittens were fun to create ... 

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Here's how I did it:
- Use Pop-Up Mittens die (also being released on Sunday) to lightly trace a pencil outline around the outside edge of dies onto watercolor paper.
- Stamp Snow Days sentiments with Versamark ink and clear heat emboss.
- Fill in mitten outlines with watercolor.
- Cover watercolored mittens with mitten die cuts, then splatter background with aqua watercolor.
- Die cut stitched scalloped rectangle frame from vellum; adhere to card front.
- Die cut snowflakes (from Pop-Up Mittens die set) from aqua watercolored paper; pop up with foam tape.
- Glitter snowflake centers.

 Easy-peasy and F-U-N ! !

GIVEAWAYS:

You can see more inspiration with this fabulous upcoming Snow Days stamp set today over at Ellen Hutson's the CLASSroom blog. And don't forget you can see inspiration projects with all of the new products each day this week over at Ellen's CLASSroom blogYou can also enter there to win $25 to Ellen's store simply by commenting on each sneak peek blog post this week before 5pm Pacific TOMORROW, Nov 3! One winner will be randomly selected from each daily sneak peek blog post and the winner will be announced on release day, Sun, Nov 4 at 9am Pacific!  Enter once per day at the CLASSROOM blog.

10-30 MittenBannerCU1-SHBe sure to check back here on Sunday, when I'll have the details of my felt mitten banner project I sneak peeked over on Instagram and Facebook on Tuesday!

Until then, have a wonderful weekend!

WC Flower Signature-Sharon

SUPPLIES:
(Snow Days stamp set & Pop-Up Mittens die set available Sun, Nov 4)

 


My Favorite Things Die-namics, Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edge Frames

VersaMark Ink Pad

Ranger Watercolor Paper, 10 pk

Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight, Classic Crest Solar White 110 lb, 25 pk

Essentials by Ellen 40 lb. Vellum, 25 pk

Kuretake Gansai Tambi, 36 Color Set

Pentel Arts Aquash Water Brush, Small Fine Point (23638)

My Sweet Petunia MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool (8-1/8 X 10-1/2)

Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Bag

Ranger Heat It Craft Tool

Fiskars SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer (12")

X-Press It High Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2 in
     


Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Cards Blog Hop

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Good morning, crafty friends!  Here it is November 1, and the start of the holiday season!  To help get you in the holiday spirit, Pinkfresh Studios is having holiday inspiration blog hops today and tomorrow and I'm participating today for the Ellen Hutson LLC shop.  <--Because you know that's my favorite online retailer of all your crafting needs!  ;-)  You can find the Pinkfresh Studio products at Ellen's shop HERE.

Here's my inspiration for you today:

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I adore this sweet Great Joy stamp and coordinating die set -- aren't those woodland animals absolutely the cutest?!!

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I gold heat embossed this beautiful wreath image onto watercolor paper, then watercolored the images with my Gansai Tambi watercolors, using minty green, dark pink, and aqua colors. The bow was stamped with Picked Raspberry Distress ink onto watercolor paper that was watercolored with lighter pink. Then I shimmered the bow and accented some of the lovely details in the wreath -- the candy canes, animal bows & scarves, holly & berries, bell -- all great iconic holiday images that really put you in the holiday spirit!

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To finish this card, I popped the bow and wreath up on foam tape onto the watercolor card base, which has the pretty sentiment gold heat embossed and stamped with Memento Rose Bud ink. Finally, I cut a 1/4-inch strip out of the lower portion of the card front and watercolored the strip with the same pink watercolor as in the wreath, then adhered all the card front pieces onto the card base.

Thanks so much for joining us today for a little holiday inspiration!  Remember you can find Pinkfresh Studio products at Ellen Hutson LLC whenever you are doing the rest of your crafty shopping!

BLOG HOP & GIVEAWAYS:
-The Pinkfresh Studio blog will be giving away a holiday stamp bundle grand prize on each day of the blog hops at their blog! (Prizes will be pictured each day on their blog).
-They will also be giving away (6) $25 gift cards to the Pinkfresh Studio store randomly from all of the blog hop comments each day.
-That is 12 chances to win over the two days, plus the grand prize bundles on the Pinkfresh Studio blog!
-Winners will be posted on Sunday, November 11 by 2pm CST on their GIVEAWAY PAGE. You are responsible for checking that page and claiming your prize within two weeks.

Head over to the Pinkfresh Studio blog to find the list of all hop participants, so you can check out all the wonderful holiday inspiration ... Happy hopping!

WC Flower Signature-Sharon

SUPPLIES:

 


PinkFresh Studio Clear Stamps, Great Joy

Pinkfresh Studio Stamp & Die Set, Great Joy

VersaMark Ink Pad

Ranger Distress Oxide Ink Pad, Picked Raspberry

Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad, Rose Bud

Kuretake Gansai Tambi, 36 Color Set

Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight, Classic Crest Solar White 110 lb, 25 pk

Ranger Watercolor Paper, 10 pk

Pentel Arts Aquash Water Brush, Large Fine Point (23637)

My Sweet Petunia MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool (8-1/8 X 10-1/2)

My Sweet Petunia Bar Magnet

Fiskars SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer (12")

Scor-Buddy Mini Scoring Board 9x7.5

Teflon Bone Folder

X-Press It High Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2 in

Tim Holtz Tonic Mini Snips

Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder, Gold

Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Bag

Ranger Heat It Craft Tool

Tonic Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen 2 pk
    
     

Happy Halloween & Holiday Season!

Happy Halloween and the start of the long 2+ month-long holiday season!  A little PSA for TODAY ONLY -- Make your own holiday sale over at Ellen Hutson LLC!  The more you spend, the more you save -- on ANYTHING you'd like!  Now that's my kind of sale!  ;-)  Click the banner below to get started:

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And here's a little start-of-the-holiday season inspiration for you, using Julie Ebersole's Over the River Essentials by Ellen stamp set:

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The sweet little houses were stamped with Distress Oxide Inks, the rooftops glittered with Tonic's Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen (which unfortunately isn't showing well in the photo), then die cut with Essentials by Ellen Folk Hearts die. The heart was popped up on a Oyster Gray stitched scallop die cut (made by shortening a scallop rectangle die cut).

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Such a sweet, versatile stamp set for several different holidays!

10-29-ebe-release-coming-01And just in case you missed it, it is sneak peek week for the new upcoming Essentials by Ellen stamp and die release this coming Sunday, Nov 4 at 9am Pacific at Ellen Hutson LLC!  You can see inspiration projects with all of the new products each day this week over at Ellen's CLASSroom blog.  You can also enter there for the chance to win $25 to Ellen's store simply by commenting on each sneak peek blog post this week before 5pm Pacific on Nov 3!  One winner will be randomly selected from each daily sneak peek blog post and the winner will be announced on release day, Nov 4 at 9am Pacific!  Enter once per day HERE

Thanks for stopping by today!

WC Flower Signature-Sharon

SUPPLIES:

 

 


Over The River by Julie Ebersole, Essentials By Ellen Clear Stamps

Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Folk Hearts by Julie Ebersole

My Favorite Things Die-Namics, Mini Scallop Rectangle STAX

Ranger Distress Oxide Ink Pad, Picked Raspberry

Ranger Distress Oxide Ink Pad, Twisted Citron

Ranger Distress Oxide Ink Pad, Tumbled Glass

Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad, Tuxedo Black

Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight, Classic Crest Solar White 110 lb, 25 pk

Essentials By Ellen Cardstock, Oyster Gray 100 lb, 25pk

Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Lollipop, 10 pk

Tonic Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen 2 pk

My Sweet Petunia MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool (8-1/8 X 10-1/2)

My Sweet Petunia Bar Magnet

Fiskars SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer (12")

Scor-Buddy Mini Scoring Board 9x7.5

Teflon Bone Folder

X-Press It High Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2 in

Tim Holtz Tonic Mini Snips
  
     

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