United We Conquer! Ellen Hutson BCRF Fundraiser

In honor of their mothers, Ellen, Julie, and Chaitali teamed up to find a way they could make a difference and pay tribute to these special women – whose lives were all affected by breast cancer – while actively contributing to finding a cure. Together they created the Courage Stamp & Die Set.

       

This set was made especially to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and is available from today at www.ellenhutson.com. BCRF is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to prevent and cure breast cancer by advancing the world’s most promising research.

$25 from the purchase price of each Courage Stamp & Die Set will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. (Every dollar helps: for example, $25 funds half an hour of research.) You can also donate directly at the Ellen Hutson BCRF Fundraiser Page on BCRF’s website.

Please join us!
Visit the Ellen Hutson BCRF Fundraiser Page on the BCRF website to learn more and follow our fundraising progress! Together we can #betheend!

As you can see, the Courage set is a veritable garden of layerable images. I wanted to make a bold, vibrant card and was totally inspired by Rifle Paper Co’s florals (which they often pair with a dark background). That can be a challenge with ink and paper, but the matching dies make it a breeze. I used a combination of Memento and Distress Inks to get the bright colors I was hoping for (using embossing ink to prime the stamps for the best, smoothest coverage), did a quick line of sewing with gold thread across the top of the sentiment layer, popped it up, layered the florals around it (some popped up as well, others flat), and finished it with a few flat, gold sequins.

Continue the hop by heading over to Carly’s blog. (And just in case, the full hop list is below for reference.) Thanks so much for stopping by and being a part of the BCRF Fundraiser release. 

The CLASSroom 
Lisa Adametz
Sandy Allnock
Kelly Alvarez
Laurel Beard
Heather Campbell
Kittie Caracciolo
Darlene DeVries
Julie Ebersole
Lydia Fiedler
Sharon Harnist
Jennifer McGuire
Heather Meeson <—– you’re here
Carly Tee Minner
Chaitali Narla
Carolyn Peeler
Catherine Pooler
Nichol Spohr
Julia Stainton
Carissa Wiley

Thanks for stopping by! 


supplies used: 
essentials by ellen, courage stamp & die set
memento dew drop ink pad, pistachio
memento dew drop ink pad, northern pine
memento dew drop ink pad, tangelo
memento dew drop ink pad, morocco
memento dew drop ink pad, lilac posies
memento dew drop ink pad, dandelion
memento dew drop ink pad, bahama blue
ranger archival ink pad, jet black
ranger distress mini ink pad, mustard seed
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Essentials by Ellen New Release Blog Hop

Hello and WELCOME to hoppers coming from Jennifer McGuire’s blog! You’ve found the next stop on the February 2017 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop!

Lucky you – I’m givin’ away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set too!  The person who wins can chose any in stock Essentials by Ellen stamp set  (Maximum value $25 USD) from Ellen Hutson.com  All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post by Tuesday, February 28!

There is also an AMAZING Grand Giveaway over in The CLASSroom!  To enter that, be sure to leave a comment there, too, by Tuesday, February 28!

ALL winners will be announced in the CLASSroom on Friday, March 3Please check in there on that date to see if you’re a winner!

If you get lost along the hop, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the hoppers!

Now on to the cards! I’m giving you a look at the Hinged Thanks Die, Otterly Awesome Stamp Set, Otter Ware Set, and Wonky Backgrounds Stamp Set. Let’s get to it …

This die is pretty nifty. Instead of simply cutting out a letter, a little bit of each one is scored so you can use it to cut letter-shaped “windows” – which is super cool.  But where I think this die really shines is the way it lets you cut and layer letters too (like I did here). Rainbows, ombré … so many cool possibilities!

This card uses my favorite set from this release: Wonky Backgrounds. “What?!” you say? Why is that one my favorite when there are so many cute otters and the fabulous gal with the towel on her head? Don’t get me wrong, I dig ’em all, but this … this is one of those must-have tools everyone needs in their stamping arsenal. Texture, shapes, and smaller elements – everything you need to add a little “oomph” to your cards.

Don’t forget to leave a comment to enter my giveaway and then hop on over and say “hi!” to:

CARLY TEE MINNER!

Thanks for hoppin’ with us today!

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Essentials by Ellen Holiday 2016 Hop

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Hello, and welcome from Jennifer McGuire’s blog!

So … how much are you lovin’ the Holiday Release Hop so far?! I’ll be showing you some ideas for a few of the new stamp sets and dies below, but first – how cool is this?! – I get to give away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set! The winner may chose ANY  Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set  (Maximum value $25 USD) currently in stock at EllenHutson.com  To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on today’s post  by Tuesday, October 25th!

There is also a crazy good Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter that, be sure and leave a comment there too – also by Tuesday, October 25th!

ALL winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, November 4thPlease check there on that date to see if you are a winner and for further details on claiming your prize!

If you get lost along the hop, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers hoppin’ today.

On to the eye candy …

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I couldn’t resist taking a few of the (many!) shapes in the Fat Pants set and turning them into something a little spooky! Paired with an oldie but goodie (Got Candy?) and cut from Lawn Fawn’s Goodie Bag it’s the perfect size for gifting a few treats.

Don’t forget to leave a comment to enter my giveaway and then hop on over and say “hi!” to:

CARLY MINNER’S BLOG

You won’t be disappointed!

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