Apr 28, 2015

Essentials by Ellen Spring Release 2015 Blog Hop

 


Hello!  Welcome to the Spring 2015 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop.  I am so HAPPY and honored to be participating.  Julie Ebersole has designed four stamp and five die sets that are perfect for all things Spring (and Summer; dang, you can use these all year round!). You can find them here.

I'm showcasing two of the new products, a sentiment set for the women in your life, Amazing Women, and the Bohemian Garden Dies (although a few other products from the Spring Release snuck in).  

Oh, and one lucky commenter on Dear Paperlicious will win Amazing Women.  



In order to be eligible to win this stamp set, please leave a comment on this post no later than May 5th.  I'll announce the winner here on the blog on May 6th. 

BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!

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.  

Happy Hopping (so much beauty!!) and Good Luck!  Oh, and here are the hoppees:


—>The CLASSroom<— 
Hmm, this is me! -->  Joan Bardee



Before you skeddadle to the next blog, I've got 4 samples to share.

1.  And That Is All.

Sometimes a sentiment set says it all!  This card uses Amazing Women and Bohemian Garden stamps and dies and will end up in Mr. Dear Paperlicious' backpack.

Essentials by Ellen Amazing Women  Joan Bardee Dear Paperlicious


2.   Happy Mother's Day Gift and Tag.

Next up is a rustic (for me) is a kraft wrapped package on which I stamped the gorgeous flower from Mondo Magnolia, which is Mondolicious. 

The tag includes another sentiment from Amazing Women and stamps and dies from Bohemian Garden.  The green "ink" is Ranger Liquid Pearls Key Lime.


Striped paper on the tag is from the fun Pink Paislee's Bella Rouge 12 x 12 collection.  My mom died a couple of years ago, but I was inspired by her when I made this.  I know she would love it (or possibly go all snarky on me -- you just never knew!).


3.  For An Amazing Friend

This card also uses Amazing Women and Bohemian Garden.  Background is made with Adirondack Dye Reinker Brights.  Wanted the loosey goosey look because it is the opposite of what I usually make.



4.  Bohemian Garden Explosion!

The Bohemian Garden dies and stamps are just luscious!  Added a sentiment from Mondo Magnolia, and more of those Adirondack Reinkers, some gold paper and black spray. 





Another big thanks to Miss Julie, designer extraordinaire and all around NICE person and Ellen Hutson who runs such a great papercrafting store.

Please continue on the hop and good luck with the contests!

MOOD WHEN DONE:  Mondo Happy 

ps.  I'll be back tomorrow with one more sample......


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Vicki Dutcher said...

Wow - What fabulous samples -- that package [3rd one?] is so fun with the flower arrangement~ Well done!

Jana Millen said...

Wonderful projects! Looks like you had a lot of fun playing with this new release. I had fun seeing what you created.

I Card Everyone said...

Joan you have done magical things with these new goodies!! LOve the package.. I'm betting Mom would, too...
=] Michele

Starla said...

LOVE the Kraft package. Just stunning! And the last card just captures my eye! I cannot stop looking at it! Gorgeous samples Joan!

Daria G. said...

All great projects, but i am in love with patterned paper (packaging) you made with magnolias... so stylish!!! Need this stamp set!!!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Gorgeous! I especially love the package!

Michelle said...

Wow... four amazing projects! LOVE the Mother's Day tag and the beautiful wrapping paper - lovely presentation!

Dixie Cochran said...

What fun projects!

Jennifer Scull said...

oh Joan..... I am smiling so big over here that you are part of this amazing blog hop. and then as I scrolled down your page I got misty eyed when I saw the package inspired by your mom. snarky or not, her heart would overflow with pride for you! :)

every single project is amazing, dear friend! you have hit the big time!

FeM said...

Amazing projects. Hard to decide if I have a favorite...they're all wonderful.

Dottie J said...

What a fun blog! I will be back. That kraft paper with white embossing and touches of green and the black and white tag and the gorgeous bloom.... I am pinning that for sure. Wow!

Betty said...

all your cards are gorgeous Joan - and i love the tag for your mom - i remember sending her a birthday card once - i think i have to have the whole release!

Unknown said...

Love the way you used watercolor on some of your cards!

cheryl l. said...

Pretty cards! I think the last one is my favorite.

Julie Phillips, aka Julieloveslucy SCS said...

Beautiful cards! My favorite is the black, green, white combo.

~amy~ said...

Absolutely wonderful! You totally rocked this release! Such inspiring projects!

Francie said...

Wowza! My jaw hit the floor when I saw the wrapped package. Stunning, I tell ya. It's clear you were mondo inspired by this great release!

Whimsey said...

WOW - so much gorgeousness all packed in one post - amazing, and so so so beautiful!!

Barb said...

Love the collection of cards you made with the new sets. Just beautiful!

Laura Norris said...

LOVE all your projects! The gift wrap and tag are truly amazing. The lime green with the black is perfect. Thanks for the chance to win some Julie goodies!

Brandi R said...

Beautiful creations. Love all the cards. I'm in awe, however, over that package! That is just simply stunning!!! from the wrapping to the tag and gorgeous floral arrangement. LOVE ♥

Rachel said...

oh my gosh the mother's day project is GORGEOUS! Love the bold colors mixed with the beautiful floral images. love it love it. In fact, I think i'm pinning it right now... :)
-Rachel
rwkrafts.com

pcm said...

gorgeous projects!

Penny Ward said...

Love all of your watercoloring. The Mother's Day tag and wrapping was beyond gorgeous! Hugs, :)

Kelly Booth said...

GORGEOUS!! Love the Colors you used too

kReN said...

Oh my! So beautiful and so many techniques and different applications. kren@afourthlife.blogspot.com

Debra James said...

Really beautiful projects.. You did fabulous👍🏼

golfergal said...

Absolutely love the Mother's Day card. If my mom was alive, I'd case it and give to her. Beautiful.

Lisa H. said...

I love the way you put everything together! The wrapping paper and package add-ons are just beautiful!

Kathy Williams said...

Beautiful inspiration!

Valerie S said...

What awesome projects! Love the watercolor and wrapping paper.

Sandy said...

You really went to town. Love your wrapping paper!

Unknown said...

Love the black and white touches!

Jayell said...

Julie's products are stunning. Love your projects, especially the wrapping paper. So classy

Unknown said...

Love them all!

Cindi said...

Fantastic cards I loved them all

Nancy K said...

Oh wow, inspiration overload! So much to love here! I especially love the pretty gift wrapping and tag; so fabulous!

Lorelle said...

The watercolor is beautiful.

Nancy L. said...

Such pretty cards!

craftjunkiesc said...

Gorgeous cards. Love seeing the versatility of these products from one artist blog to the next.

Unknown said...

This release is simply AWESOME! Great cards. Your imagination and design sense is great. I like the last card with the explosion of colors. WOW!

Marlou McAlees said...

such an amazing selection of beautiful cards you have created ♥

slang said...

The watercoloring is amazing. Love the card.

Lynne said...

This is an amazing group of cards, each prettier than the last.

Nana Griffin said...

A wonderful selection of cards. Your tags are sweet.

Barbara said...

Beautiful cards and I love the way you created the backgrounds and your use of the dies....that Bohemian Garden die is fabulous.

Maureen Morton said...

Love it all, but that package wrap treatment has my heart. What a glorious use of this great release. Thanks so much!

cghundley said...

Wonderful creations and
I do love those flowers!
Carla from Utah

Driven to Ink said...

These are all gorgeous, but I especially LOVE that gift wrap! What white ink did you use??

NanaM said...

Love the flowers! Very creative!

choman9912@aol.com said...

Beautiful cards! I love you creativity! Thanks for sharing.

Pattie J. said...

I love the design an combo of the tag. very different. all are lovely.

Anonymous said...

Neat cards. Lots of different ideas.

Glorie said...

Mondo congratulations to you! Love all the possibilities that you showcased today.

Barbara M. said...

Your cards are just wonderful! Alot of inspiration here.

Teresa Doyle said...

Joan, your cards are all so pretty. Who couldn't use those sentiments? They are lovely.

Donna Whitten said...

Fabulous projects, thanks for the inspiration!

Lady Fair said...

Wow, so much inspiration! Beautifully done! Thanks for showing how many different ways these products can be used.

Deb Selby said...

I like the variety in mood and style with these samples. Shows what can be done with the release very well

merryf said...

Joan these are all gorgeous! So nice to see your "loosey goosey look" !

Karen D said...

Beautiful and very fun. Love the look!

Linnea S said...

really "diggin'" the bohemian florals. bet Mr. Paperlicious loved his card!

maria f. said...

How fun and artsy are those Bohemian Garden images?

Unknown said...

Hi Joan, I love any well designed card that conntains lime green. So you had me and kept the way. Great projects.

MelissaBG said...

Love your all of your creations. Impressive number of them too! Thanks for sharing your talent.

Margarita said...

Absolutely wonderful postcard! They are very different, but equally beautiful!

Kathy Krug said...

Wonderful projects. The package and tag are real show stoppers. Love how you used the flower for the background of the package wrap and the bouquet of flowers ios striking.

Jessica Pascarella said...

Some many amazing projects! Super talented!

Lura said...

Here is someone with non-stop ideas... Great use of the release products.

Colleen said...

These are all amazing, but WOW, your last card really knocked my socks off! Love it!

Ang said...

Gorgeous, Beautiful etc. You are right, the Mondo Magnolia is Mondolicious. I love it.
Ang

Mommyeyedr said...

Love that tag and all the ideas...thanks for sharing your creativity...first time I've been to your blog but I will be back.

Kelly Massman said...

thanks for sharing so many wonderful ways to use these fabulous new products!

MelissaF said...

AMAZING projects, I especially love the stamping on the kraft gift wrapping and tag. LOVE the vibrant colors in your water coloring with the reinkers too, thanks for sharing!

Janet D. said...

All of your projects are fantastic! Such great inspiration, thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth said...

So many gorgeous projects! Wow! Love them all!

Yuki said...

Wow, all of your projects are absolutely amazing!

francesca said...

beautiful projects! :)

Unknown said...

Wonderful cards. Great ideas

cma21317 said...

Really pretty cards. Great ideas, great new release.

Barbara said...

Your cards just make me smile. Lovely.

Unknown said...

Very nice! Like that you said, "MOOD WHEN DONE: Mondo Happy". This series is making me MONDO HAPPY already : )

birdsong said...

Love the gift wrap!! It's really a cool modern twist on the feminine theme!! great job. thanks for inspiring!

Charity Chamberlain said...

Fabulous creations!

Lina Delgado said...

Love the gift wrap!

Sabrina said...

Beautiful cards and tags!!

liz said...

Wow this release has so many beautiful products!

Unknown said...

Joan-I love your samples. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

Maria said...

Nice crafting work, TFS

Unknown said...

Your work is so nice! I love the Mom tag for gifting and really like how you used it and the colors for the friend card is just fabulous:)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic cards and tag Joan. Especially love the first one with the gold and black... and the last one. The water coloring looks awesome on the pretty flowers.

Kathy H said...

Your wrapping paper looks gorgeous! I don't think I would open it up!

Robyn said...

Beautiful projects - my favorite is the gift box and wrapping paper!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous projects! Such fun colors. I especially love the Mother's Day gift and tag. I love the simplicity of the magnolia stamped on the craft paper with the simple center.

Unknown said...

Love these sentiments.
Your cards are gorgeous :)

Kristie Goulet said...

Gorgeous cards! Love these sentiments!

carol mcgregor said...

Beautiful projects. The gift paper is gorgeous. You are truly and artist. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

WOW! Beautiful projects! I especially LOOOVE the gift wrapping paper and the orange Hello :)

Ann K said...

So creative and so pretty - thanks for showcasing the new products.

Young said...

thank you for the cards with new release:)

Amy McCue said...

Thanks for the clever card ideas. They are all really beautiful. That magnolia is mondoliscious!

mamacc said...

The cards are wonderful.

Farhana S said...

Beautiful card! really creative ideas!!

sharrilou said...

Wow! Each one of your projects is more gorgeous than the last. Love them all.

stampwithsandy said...

Such amazing projects! I love your style.

Cardsbymaaike said...

i am so amazed that all creations on this blog hop are all different. such talent, thank you for sharing!

Sabrina said...

That flower one with the green background is fantabulous now we get to see it all. I like the rich warm colours in the second floral one, but those brights make me happy.

Ina Good said...

wow they all showcase that floral set so well!!!

Late Blooming said...

Really colorful and pretty cards,but the gift paper..winner for sure. Thanks.

diana said...

Great cards & new release and fun blog hop! ;-)

Dee in N.H. said...

Beautiful stuff Joan! My fave is the gorgeous kraft package.

Unknown said...

So much inspiration! Thank you, Joan! I think this blog hop is the first time I've landed on your blog, and I am signing up! You've got yourself a new follower.

Absolutely LOVE everything about the gift package you created. So beautiful, and a lovely tribute to your mom. I so know what you mean about you think she'd love, or you never know, maybe she'd go snarky on you! LOL!

Good stuff. Will be back, for sure!

Anouk said...

this is a beautiful release, love what you did with this

Diane Jaquay said...

These are all so pretty, but that gift package knocks my socks off, WOW WOW WOW!!

Scrapthat said...

Lovely work Joan!! TFS!
Dolly

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, all of your samples are gorgeous!

Bobby said...

Love the gift wrap and tag.

Leanne in CA said...

Great cards and lots of fun versatility! Thanks for sharing!!

joy said...

Such wonderful inspiration from your beautiful creations! I love this new release.

Pat McCleary said...

Beautifully done. This is a wonderful collection.

Irene said...

Wow! Absolutely beautiful...the variety and creativity in these cards are amazing! I particularly like the first one featuring the sentiments!

SUPRFOXdesigns said...

Beautiful cards!!!! The sentiments really shine with your designs!

Sue said...

This stamp set is just beautiful! I really like the first card with the repeating sentiment and your mother card and tag set - so elegant! Thanks for sharing!

Crystal said...

Your designs are fantastic. I'm loving all these flowers! Maybe it will finally dry up around here and I'll get to see some real ones--but yours satisfy me in the mean time!

Rosemary said...

what beautiful projects!! thanks for sharing!

Denise Terry said...

Fabulous ideas...love all the ways you used these products. Really gets my mind going.

Brithzi said...

Great cards and wonderful gift paper and tag--gorgeous.

adele holcomb said...

Nice projects, but I really like your stamped kraft wrapping paper -- so pretty!

Jen said...

oh my word. you guys are killing me!!! that wrapping paper....amazing!!!

Nancy said...

Love the tag and matching wrapping paper. So creative!

Unknown said...

All of your cards are sweet but I really liked the vibrant orange card. So much talent and you are willing to share it! Thank you from a newby!

Shirl said...

Beautiful cards. I like the font on the amazing women stamp set. I really like the black and white striped Mother's Day card.
Shirley

sandy said...

Love your cards and that packaging is awesome! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Awesome cards thanx so much

Carolee McCaslin said...

Great cards!!

Valerie Gee said...

I like all of your cards (thanks for so much inspiration) but I am especially drawn toward the color combination in your gift wrap and tag. So lovely, and I think it's wonderful that you were inspired by your mother for this project. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity, and for the chance to win a fab prize!

Lindarub said...

Love all your projects great idea for a present.

Unknown said...

Love them all. Thanks for the inspiration.

Laceysocks said...

Beautiful!!!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love your package. So fabulous!

Jessie said...

Beautiful collection! I am in love with the first card! Simply stunning.

Shari said...

Very beautiful. So many possibilities with this set.

Harriet Skelly said...

Fabulous cards and tag Joan - I love them all!

SHartl said...

I love all of your projects and especially the way you used the sentiment as a background!

conil said...

Holy cow, you've done these new products up proud. Gorgeousness.

Betty Sue said...

Love your water coloring and your cards!!! Love these new stamps and dies!

Christine R. said...

I love all the wonderful color combos. Great release!

Unknown said...

The craft color with black is a great combo. 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!! =)

Kris in Alaska said...

Simply stunning projects! You are so very creative in many ways!

Patty said...

OMG...could you have possibly created any more diverse and stunning projects!!! Whoa!!

Unknown said...

Wow, love your ideas

Unknown said...

Hi Joan - Your mondo-awesome custom gift wrap is AMAZING! I've loved all your projects and peeks the last couple of days and glad you were hopping!

Robin Orewiler said...

Love your cards. Thanks!

Stephanie A said...

I love your cards, and I was so happy to find your blog again! Thanks for the chance to win a great stamp set!

sentsue said...

Love the watercolor floral card. Beautiful.

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

You're on a roll! Your projects are gorgeous! Love the tag & the Bohemian card.

Tricia Barber said...

Great projects! Love the tag.

Sue D said...

Beautiful variety of projects with these new products.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Love your samples, and those bohemian flowers!

jc said...

I love all of your projects!

fyk said...

Wow...love all of the cards...so beautiful!

Carol H. said...

What fun, pretty cards! I love the black and white with pops of color on your Mother's Day tag. It's so pretty!

gardener said...

Super variety of cards. All gorgeous. Love the colors, sentiments and flowers.

Danielle Dietz said...

Love all of the beautiful colors!

Carol McCready said...

Great projects. I love your gift wrapping.

Sheila said...

So colorful..all of the cards!

Jean Bullock said...

Well done on all the cards. I must admit that I am partial to the last one.

Natalie said...

Love the colors. Great job.

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow what wonderful and varied cards. Adore the kraft packaging and tag!

Nan0807 said...

Beautiful cards! Love the colors you chose.

D- said...

Wow your cards, tag and wrap paper are all wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Jeannean said...

I love all your cards, and I am sure your hubby will love the one for him too! This is an awesome release!

Jona said...

Beautiful creations. Thanks for the chance to win.

Katie said...

Wow, you were very busy. Fun projects.

Geri said...

Beautiful projects! I really love the packaging you came up with!

Anonymous said...

loving the use of the I love you stamp from this set to make your own background paper :) I try to this myself as I find it hard to find just the right color options sometimes in New Zealand. great work and fingers crossed for some luck to come my way or good luck follow crafters and I envy whoevers has luck on their side and gets this set, ITS LOVELY by the way. Elizabeth Gardiner.

ScrapaDiddle said...

You create such gorgeous things! Wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Great job on all if your cards! Sorry to hear about your Mom. I lost mine long ago when I was in my 20's. I am sure she is looking down from above and loving what you made from her inspiring you!

Unknown said...

It looks like you had great fun making these! I particularly like the last two samples. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas.

Katia said...

wow all your cards are so beautiful, but my favorite was the first and the last card, there are amazing!

Loly Borda said...

Fabulous projects! Thanks for the inspiration! My favorite is the package, love white on craft. TFS

Gwen said...

Great creations! Love all the artsy-ness!

Marty B said...

All such great cards & the wrapping paper you created with the finishing touches is awesome. All about presentation!

Meg G said...

Wow, wonderful projects!!

MyAuntKath said...

I love the eclectic feel of your cads. Really nice cards.

Shelley C said...

Absolutely love your mothers day card. I bet your mama would too!

lnewbigging said...

Great projects!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous projects! I really love the package, its so beautiful!

KimC said...

Joan, such beautiful cards. I especially love using the "I Love You" stamp for a background and of course the Bohemian Garden Explosion is just that, an explosion of color. So inspiring. Thanks for sharing your creative talent.

Unknown said...

They r all beautiful thanks for four

Kathy Mc said...

I, too, am Mondo Happy with all your beautiful cards, Joan. Amazing Women is the perfect set and great font, but my true love is Mondo Magnolia (as shown on your Mother's Day card).

Unknown said...

Wow! What a bunch of wonderful projects, this release looks awesome.

victoriasc said...

Love the beautiful script font of this set!

James Gray said...

Your projects are beautiful! I love how you used that big magnolia flower.

Amy A said...

Wow, these are amazing. Love the different ways you've showcased this fab release! :)

Susie Moore said...

Your projects are amazing! I especially love the package wrapping project. Just gorgeous!

Lucinde | Lucilight said...

Beautiful work! Love the mothers day tag!

Unknown said...

Fabulous cards made! Love it!

Unknown said...

My fav is the packaging. Inspiring.

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