Feb 9, 2016

Essentials by Ellen Winter Release Blog Hop


Welcome to the Essentials by Ellen Winter 2016 Hop!  Thanks for coming over from the fabulous blog of Joni Nina Andaya.

I’m honored to showcase the Totally Fabulous dies and the Up the Happy stamp set and coordinating Up the Happy diesJulie Ebersole designed all of these products, so you know that they are fun and beautiful.

Totally Fabulous Die

This die cut through this Essentials by Ellen crystal clear cardstock like the soft butter sitting on my counter waiting to become chocolate chocolate chunk cookies.  

Painted watercolor paper with a variety of Ranger Distress Stains and then misted from the bottom with a gold spray.  That gold spray (linked below) worked magic; it's like a special sauce ....




Up the Happy Stamp and Dies

This stamp set makes me smile (check out the sentiments), so I created a pile of fun butterflies.



You like?

I also get to give away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set!  The winner may choose ANY Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set (maximum value $15) currently in stock at Ellen Hutson.com. To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on this post by February 16th!

There is also a Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment THERE, also by February 16th; ALL winners will posted at the CLASSroom on Friday, February 19th!

The next stamper on the hop is the talented, prolific, and super nice Laurel Beard. If you get lost, grab a cookie, and visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.  Or, you can see them here. 
MOOD WHEN DONE = Happy!

Supplies for Totally Fabulous Card:


Supplies for the Up the Happy Card:







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LisaBee17 said...

Loving that butterfly card!

AngelaB said...

awesome new releases

P Beatty said...

This card is totally fabulous!

Daria G. said...

Stunning!!!
I even cant decide which one of your cards i like the most- both are so unique and bright! thanks for inspiration :)

Becky said...

Beautiful colors!!!

Karen B. said...

So pretty! Love how these cards coordinate!

diana said...

Great cards and great new products! ;-)

Linda Gorman said...

Amazing cards and a great release!!!

Rhapsgirl said...

So gorgeous and such happy colours. These cards make me smile :)

Teresa Doyle said...

Great cards Joan. I especially love the 1st one. Its totally fabulous!

Anonymous said...

I love your first card, it totally pops!

Loly Borda said...

Wow! Both cards are fabulous, love the background on the first and all those butterflies on the second make me happy! TFS

One Scrappy Gal said...

Lovely cards both. I love the way you used the popup totally on the card! The butterflies are beautiful too!

joy said...

Fabulous cards, Joan! (yes, I'm being a bit repetitive here). Love the butterflies and the sentiments.

Becky said...

Great cards. I love your creativity. Thanks for sharing.

Robin said...

Absolutely beautiful cards!Thanks for the inspiration!

Unknown said...

Love the dimension on your totslly fabulous card. Tammie

Nana Donna said...

Love the first card, so simple but yet so fabulous

sandie said...

I love those butterflies more each time I see them and how you used them

Unknown said...

love the word dies and of course the butterflies

Colleen said...

What fun cards you made! Love the colorful butterflies!!

Leslie said...

great sentiment stamps. Thanks for the cards!

Cathy P in AZ said...

Beautiful cards! LOVE the ton of butterflies! Gorgeous!

Barbara M. said...

Love the butterflies!

Kari V. said...

Fun colors! I love the pile of butterflies!!

D.Ann C said...

What a gorgeous ombre background and that fun pile of butterflies reminds me of the migrating monarchs in Mexico!

C. M. Taylor said...

Just beautiful............great new releases. Stunning composition!

Donna Whitten said...

Wonderful cards! I especially love the butterflies!

Unknown said...

love the distress background!

AprilsL8 said...

Love your cards! the butterflies are fab!!

Mary Holshouser said...

The butterflies are totally fabulous (know that's from the other card)
Both cards are so bright and colorful.
Love the background on the first.
thanks for sharing.

auntbubbels said...

Your butterflies are so colorful, I love them

Crafting with Jeanne said...

I love the dimension of both of your cards. The butterflies are literally flying off the page and the "totally" of course is 3D... I have to get more of those die cut words! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

Unknown said...

Wow, that butterfly card is amazing! These cards are so inspirational!

StampinLouie said...

Your card is totally fabulous !

Cynthia said...

a dozen or so of butterflies is so much fun!

Dawne said...

Just love your combination of distress stains in the first card. Both cards are lovely.

Unknown said...

Such lovely cards!

BarbL said...

Love your creations!

conil said...

WOW! Both of these cards left my jaw on the floor. Gorgeous.

Ann K said...

Absolutely LOVE those butterflies.

TaeEun said...

Beautiful cards! Love the warm red you chose for your creations!

cewalt said...

Beautiful cards. Love the use of the distress stains.

Barbara said...

Both cards are gorgeous and I do love those butterflies!

Henriëtte said...

Lovely cards. I like the colors orange and gold very much.

CJ said...

I LIKE! YOU are fabulous!

Leanne in Cali said...

Awesome cards! Thanks for sharing. I like them both--very different.

CJ said...

I LIKE! YOU are fabulous!

Janet said...

Awesome cards and new release! Lovin' it!
Thanks for the chance to win!
~God bless~

Tema said...

Great colors,great card.I'd be thrilled to win some goodies!

craftjunkiesc said...

You had me at BUTTERFLIES! Love that card. But thinking I need to get ahold of some of the "special sauce" spray!

Kathy Thisted said...

Lovely cards - cool ideas! thanks

Dorothy C. said...

Fabulous background and love your little pile of butterflies. Looks like this release is another winner.

Linda Gorman said...
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Unknown said...

Your first card was great but LOVED the butterflies! So beautiful

liz said...

That die is TOTALLY FABULOUS! LOL

Unknown said...

Love the massed butterflies!

Unknown said...

Love the massed butterflies!

Valerie S said...

What beautiful cards! Lots of great ideas.

Carol D said...

Love your cards!! YOU are Totally Fabulous!

Valerie Babcock said...

I love those the bold butterflies! Beautiful cards!

Rosemary said...

beautiful set of cards... especially like the second one! the cluster of butterflies is stunning!

Caly Person said...

Such vibrant colors - beautifully done!

KimberlyRae said...

Gorgeous Cards--> Awesome work!

Diane said...

Your cards are amazing and so is this release. Thanks for sharing.

NatQuebec said...

Nice cards, and fabulous bunch of beautiful butterflies !

Karen said...

Both are gorgeous for completely different reasons! The sparkle die cut and back panel on the first is fabulous and something I would love to be able to create. Then you have used those truly beautiful butterflies! The layout and look of that card is amazing and so different to any other that I have seen. Thank you for the fabulous blog hop and for sharing your card art with us Karen x

Unknown said...

OMG -- this is so unique!

nannersmom said...

Love the bunch of butterflies under the vellum. I need to try that!

Jennifer Scull said...

so excited to see you on the hop, Joan! I really like the butterfly card you created. has such a fun look of springtime! :)

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous watercolor background!!!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the cluster of butterflies! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Great card love it

Julie Ebersole said...

FAN-STAMP-MAGORICAL!!! I adore these, Joan--man, oh man--do I adore! XOXO!!!

Melody said...

Ooo, you’re new to me. I love your cards and this new EH release.

Lysa said...

Wow! I love the butterfly card- such great & vibrant colors!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Beautiful cards! I wish my handwriting looked that that "fabulous" die! Love it!

Julie Ann said...

Awesome cards very pretty.

Angie Linton said...

Love your fun, bright and happy cards!

Anonymous said...

I love both of your cards, Joan!

Super Stick Chick said...

Fun, fun, fun!!! Love your FABULOUS cards. Can you guess which die set is TOTALLY on my must have list?!

Donna Cala said...

Your butterfly card is cardmaking perfection. I love everything about it, from the layout to the black outlines and your coloring.

Sue Rosa said...

Love the rich colors.

pcm said...

these are fantastic!

Unknown said...

I love the first card and please give us the secret sauce recipe ;)

wannabcre8tive said...

Beautiful cards. Love the colors.

designbydonna said...

Beautiful cards. The colors are wonderful. Really love the flock of butterflies.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous cards! That pile of butterflies is just so wonderful!

Glorie said...

Lovely cards Joan! Thanks for the inspiration :)

salleys said...

Love the distress background.

Kathryn A said...

Terrific cards! Love the font of the sentiments!

Jackie said...

These cards are what is/are totally fabulous!

Jennifer L. said...

Both cards are awesome! I especially like that pile of butterflies. And thanks for the tip on the gold spray. It's been on my wish list but now moving into my cart. : )

cghundley said...

Great looking cards!
The butterfly pile
is so fun and love
the partial cut on
the first card.
Carla from Utah

Sandy said...

Great cards - love the bright and happy butterflies. This release is awesome.

Broni said...

Your cards are SO awesome, Joan!!

Cheryl O said...

Your cards are fantastic and totally enabling!!!! I had to buy the die set and stamp set!!! Both cards sent my creative juices flowing! Thank you for the inspiration and lovely work!!

LauraJane:) said...

How could you NOT be HAPPY after playing with all these EBE goodies?! Scrumptious colors, LOVELY butterflies and spot-on sentiments:))

Sherry said...

Awesome cards!!

QuilterLaura said...

The butterfly card is so awesome!

LaurieJ said...

Both cards are really wonderful, but that pile of butterflies...well, it is totally fabulous!

Janet D. said...

Wow your cards are awesome!!

Kristie Goulet said...

Gorgeous cards!!!!!!!!!!! ♥

Miriam Leech said...

Now I can't wait to use my Totally Fabulous die!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Judy W. said...

Absolutely fabulous cards!!!





CADC Blog said...

These cards are totally awesome!

Unknown said...

Fun cards, the butterflies are so bright and fun

Unknown said...

Bright & fun! Love the new release. Thanks!

Nana711 said...

Lovely cards. I'm getting so many great ideas on the hop.

jandbspiegel said...

I like the sentiment stamped vellum

Unknown said...

Your cards are lovely! That distressed background with the gold in the top card is amazing!

Unknown said...

Great cards, thanks for sharing!

Brenda said...

Love this line.

Judy M said...

Love the butterflies!

Sue D said...

Love the sparkly "fabulous" and the colorful butterflies.

scrappergirl56 said...

Totally fabulous cards...loving those butterflies...

Moosisk said...

Amazing cards! Loving these new releases! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

bev p said...

Love them both! The coloring is so much fun, and I really like the sentiments. Just right for encouraging someone. Thank you.

Marty said...

Fabulous butterflies! wonderful, stunning colors.

bkazoo said...

Fun cards. Thanks for sharing

gardener said...

Your cards are "totally fabulous".

Laceysocks said...

Beautiful!

Diane Jaquay said...

These are beautiful, Joan! I especially love your butterfly card!

Bobbie Bluegill said...

Lovely pile up of butterflies.

bbunch said...

Love the butterflies card!

windinstarsranch said...

Those butterflys are so pretty. Love the shape of them.
Thanks for the chance to win.

robiw said...

Amazing! I love the ombre colors and the little dash of gold. So pretty!

kareN stampZ said...

The butterfly card just makes your smile, so happy! Love your background on the other card as well.

Christy Q said...

Joan - this is totally fabulous!! The orange makes me happy and I love the butterflies radiating out from the center on your second card.

Unknown said...

Great card, Love the popped up Totally Sentiment in the card..

stamper101 said...

beautiful colors and those butterflies are fantastic!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love your use of colours on these cheery cards!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the background on the "fabulous" card. Love the sentiment on the butterfly card.

TamiBabs said...

I just LOVE the butterflies!!!

Lady Fair said...

Great cards! Love the handwritten sentiments - so fun!

Sharron said...

Fabulous cards! LOVE the butterflies, such a great design!

TLady said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! I ADORE your first card! LOOOOVE the water color background & the touches of GOLD!!! One of my favorite colors! LOL ;)

Sue said...

Fabulous... The butterflies are so wonderfully colorful!

Carol said...

Lovely cards, Joan. I especially like the distress inked background.

Celeste Goff said...

Love this, especially that touch of gold glitter!

Sue McRae said...

I am really loving your flock of butterflies!

Kathy Krug said...

Fun cards. This is a fabulous release.

Lindarub said...

Love how you put all the butterflies together.

Lisa Elton said...

Love the way you've framed the first and those butterflies...WOW!!

Mary Guikema said...

I love your color selections.

carriep said...

beautiful cards, love your color selections

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love how you've focused on the sentiments! Really draws the eyes in!

SmilynStef said...

What a fantastic kaleidoscope of butterflies

FreeToBeMe..LisaJ said...

Can I say fabulous...... love the stack butterfly cards.

Gwen said...

Both beautiful and happy cards! Love all those butterflies, helps keep the February winter blues away!

Eileen M said...

Totally fabulous!! Love the warm colors and the terrific butterflies!

Lisa said...

Joan - I am totally NOT a butterfly girl. But your card? It converted me. :)

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous cards! Love your colors! Those butterflies are scrumptious!

Sandy Small said...

Love the butterfly pile card!

Betty said...

you should be happy with these cards - both are totally awesome!!

Barbara said...

The colors you used are fabulous. I love butterflies and you have made 2 great cards.

Amy McCue said...

I love how you used the "totally" die. It is so fun popped up like that.

Renee M said...

I especially like your card with the beautiful herd (?) of butterflies on it--it's absolutely gorgeous!

Unknown said...

Love the word fabulous, especially in gold.

cindybearj said...

Love these cards. After viewing mood; happy!

~amy~ said...

WOWZA. Love both of your cards Joan...the Totally Fabulous is Totally fun and the Up The Happy?! AMAZING.

3kidmama said...

Lovely, lovely sketchy flowers. Gorgeous backgrounds too! Beautiful cards.

sally said...

What a great idea to spray with gold. Can't wait to try it...the color is beautiful!!

sally said...

What a great idea to spray with gold. Can't wait to try it...the color is beautiful!!

MTPatB said...

That gold spray is gorgeous. I love the "totally" die--what a neat effect it makes on your card.

Patt H. said...

Stunning cards! I really love the stacked butterflies & their awesome colors!

Ashley Wells said...

Love how the butterflies are so colorful and vivid! Thanks for linking to that gold spray, I must try it!!

LC Lamothe said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the gold glittery fabulous die cut. So pretty! Those bright and colorful butterflies are eye-catching and impactful. Wow! Beautiful!

Zarah said...

Both cards are super cool! :D

sharon said...

I really like both cards. The orange/rust hombre effect is exceptional.

mimi said...

Fabulous cards, love those colorful butterflies!

Ashwini Rao said...

Amazing cards!! I just loved your combination of the background in the first card - it looks so delicious - just perfect to show off the gold sentiment! And the second one - butterflies - no need to say anything else!!

donna mikasa said...

Fabulous cards, Joan! Love them both.

wienerhoneymooners said...

Wonderful!!! LOVE that ORANGE and the Butterfly Cluster!!!

Carolee McCaslin said...

LOVE your cards and this new release!!

kittykat3308 said...

Your cards are beautiful

Love and Prayers,
KathleenR

Unknown said...

Such beautiful work! I love this new release and can't wait to get a hold of those butterflies. What a fabulous blog hop.

j9 said...

Love your pile of butterflies behind the sentiment!!

Brandi R said...

Wonderful cards! Love the color in the first one. The second....all I can say is YAY for butterflies!!! Love them both ♥

Harriet Skelly said...

Love your cards Joan! Those butterflies are the bomb!!

Ciacchina said...

Love this card!

Nandini said...

Totally in love with the butterfly card. It is so bright and cheerful. Reminds me of a garden!

Holly Saveur said...

Stunning cards!

Shirley said...

Gorgeous cards. Love the colors and cards' design.

Stephanie Walter said...

Very lovely cards - such talent

Dee said...

Gorgeous Butterfly party!

Kathy S said...

Now that's a cluster alright! Fab.

Unknown said...

Love the butterfly card. Can't wait to get my hands on some of things in this release. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Unknown said...

That orange..just beautiful

Marlou McAlees said...

Stunning work!! Thanks for sharing & a chance to win :) x

Unknown said...

Stunning!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Wow, your cards are stunning!! Love the vibrant burnt orange color on your first card. It completely zings!!!

FeM said...

Wow amazing cards.

LesLee said...

OMG.... those card are fabulous.. But that butterfly card.. stole my heart.. must have those sets now. :) Thanks for sharing

Pamela said...

Love the way that you stacked up the buttrflies!

brinkleyboy said...

It does look just like chocolate! Love the color choice! Those butterflies look so lifelike, love!

Arianna Barbara said...

Beautiful projects! Love it!

Maureen Morton said...

L:ove your amazingly rich colors and unique layouts! I need to visit here more often. Especially love the group of butterfly beauties. Thanks for the sweet inspiration.

Unknown said...

Great projects!!!

Barbara V said...

WOW!!! Great cards, Joan. Retirement agrees with you!

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