Ellen Hutson, Big Love stamps and dies
Ellen Hutson, So Matcha stamps and dies
Pinkfresh Studio inks, Fresh Pear and Coral Reef
....I'm nacho type! Ha!
I used this cute stamp set from Sweet 'n Sassy stamps to make a couple of quick little Valentines. The images are adorable and the sentiments are super cute puns. I think these would be so cute for the kids to give to classmates.
...from the newest Ellen Hutson release. So many many many possibilities with this release. I hope you're enjoying what I've shared so far. I'll definitely be making more so keep your eyes open and come back soon.
This first card features the Bokeh Dots stamp set with All the Love by Concord & 9th. Honestly, this was just a play around piece that seemed to morph into a card front I wasn't expecting to use. It's so fun when that happens, don't you think.
But first, you may remember I had been lagging and lollygagging and procrastinating about getting packed and taking care of all the things that need to be done when leaving your home for months. I simply wasn't in a place, mentally, where I could be ready to go. Truthfully, I just didn't want to go at all. Really no reason for feeling that way, that I could come up with anyway, it was just a feeling and it wasn't going away the closer we got to our departure time. Of course, I wanted to see the fam and spend Christmas as we do each year, but my mind wasn't having it. And my horrible packing job showed my unwillingness to leave. LOL My craft bag was so sparse I barely had anything to work with - GAH!!! Naturally, I managed, but, back to the trip.
The weather was looking crappy and rather than take a chance of having to travel in the snow and nasty weather, we gave ourselves an extra day to get there. As we locked up the house and did a final check of everything, it started to snow. Yeah. Boy, were we glad we were driving away from that!
For today's card I've used some of the images I had in my stash that I colored before but had not yet used, along with the new release set called Big Love. I think the large LOVE word makes a great background on the card panel. I would have used the BIG as well but it would have been almost completely covered by the heart and flowers, so that didn't work with this design. Also, my pictures aren't showing well, as I have also stamped a subtle border of lemon blossoms along the edges of the panel.
The pattern paper is from the Simple Stories Vintage Lemon Twist paper collection, which I love so very much. The window box with the flowers and lemons are from the Simon Says Stamp, You Shine stamps and dies, and the sentiment is from Ellen Hutson, Squeeze the Day stamp set.
Don't you just love the newest release from Ellen Hutson? Such cute images, thank you, Julie!!, and such funny punny sentiments to go with them. Here are a few more, in mini size, that I created using the Ellen Huston Folk Hearts along with the new release sets, Jammin' and Hello, I Love You.
First I stamped random backgrounds on white cardstock using the aforementioned stamps as well as the Bokeh Dots stamp set, also from Ellen Hutson. I then cut the hearts from this background piece, also cutting four more hearts from plain, white cardstock for the backs of the cards. I do this to provide a sturdy card, and it also hides any ink that may bleed through to the back.
Cute!!! Fell in love with the new release from Ellen Hutson, by Julie. Adorably fun punny stamps and sentiments for cute tags and cards. So many possibilities and such fun to play...er, I mean, work with. Check out some of the cuteness I made since getting my hands on them a couple of days ago. Oh, and p.s. I'm nowhere near finished playing. LOL
I had to use this sentiment for no other reason than it's too cute not to. I modified the jam jar and made it grape jelly. These images are from the Jammin' stamp set (except the plop of jelly and the spoon, which I made by hand).
For today's card, I'm using more images I had colored but not yet used on a card. I love the matting of this week's sketch and used two My Favorite Things paper pads for this look.
You know how much I love dimension and foam tape and shakers and everything interactive. Well, believe it or not, there is none of that with this card! I love how it turned out, and that surprises me because, well, no foam tape. What do you think???