Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Essential's by Ellen 2015 Holiday Release!



=======This Giveaway is CLOSED========
Thanks!



Hello, and welcome to the Essentials by Ellen Holiday 2015 Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today!

And, yay!!! I also get to give this new stamp set, called Thankful to a lucky someone!  Please leave a comment to enter my giveaway!

One of the "magical" sets: Thankful
Which I also am showcasing today!


There is also a Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, and at every stop along the hop.  Winners will be announced by the weekend!  The full hop list at the end of my post.



I made a simple harvest wreath with the lovely
images surrounding the 
thankful sentiment



Luscious set called: Mondo Poinsettia!










And I think that you know what 
GRAND GIVEAWAY means, right?!!
So let the 
HOPPING Begin!





  • The CLASSroom 
  • Lisa Adametz 
  • Sandy Allnock 
  • Laurel Beard 
  • Heather Campbell 
  • Darlene DeVries
  • Julie Ebersole
  • Sharon Harnist 
  • Angel Johns 
  • Stephanie Klauk
  • Amy Kolling
  • Emily Leiphart 
  • Nichol Magouirk 
  • Jennifer McGuire
  • Maureen Merritt 
  • Kay Miller 
  • Carolyn Peeler 
  • Julia Stainton 
  • Laura Sterckx 
  • Amy Tsuruta
  • Kimberly Wiener  ←YOU ARE HERE
  • Carissa Wiley



  •  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there in the CLASSroom,
     and at every stop along the hop.
    Winners will be announced by the weekend!

    Happy hoppin’! Your next stop is:

    Then start all over at the beginning if you haven't already
    for the GRAND Giveaway!


    Stamp Set Links:

    Die Sets Links:

    ALL Essentials!


    Okay.....and a sweet little surprise for last.
    When we decorate for Christmas... we pile popcorn in a bowl..
    When I saw this sweet little Shelf Elf set
     I thought a sweet one 
    would look so cute on a little treat bag!
      

    I used distress inks on the elf and over distress 
    sponged leaves and berries.
    Fussy cut for extra fun and added some 
    sweet embellishments



    Over the top of my photos I added 
    a digital overlay and digital 
    sentiment stripwith cork in the background


    I adore this elf..I hope you will want 
    to play with them too!





    * Giveaway disclaimer: 
    Please ensure you leave your email along with your comments!!!!! Or you have the “no reply” option disabled. 
    You have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. **
    (Most likely, I will get ahold of you!!
    ---if you leave your e-mail!!!)
    Please do..

    -------------------Thanks for popping by!!-------------------------
    Now it is your turn to get crafty!!!............

    Thanks for coming by my blog!

    Create, Enjoy
    Live, Laugh
    and 
    LOVE!
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    Daria G. said...

    Great cards! So bright and cheerful! An amazing release!!!! And i am the first one :)))

    LauraJane:) said...

    LOVE your BOLD coloring style Kimberly! Swooning over the ESSENTIALS set by Ellen!

    jan metcalf said...

    You are so talented!! Your cards are amazing, beautiful color! Not much for elves but your popcorn treat bag is colored so beautifully I have changed my mind!

    Just Me said...

    Thanks for the great ideas!

    I Card Everyone said...

    My cornucopia would runneth over if I won this fabulous stamp set ... thanks Kimberly!!! Loving every little thing you do!
    =] Michele

    Joy Moody said...

    I am truly thankful for this chance to win!

    Dot Freel said...

    My Gosh, your colors are so vibrant and your cards so beautiful! I love the red poinsettia card the best! Just gorgeous!

    Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

    Lovely cards and the little treat bag is super cute !

    Leigh Penner said...

    Gorgeous cards!

    cm said...

    What a fabulous showcase of the new release, Kimberly! The poinsettia...oh my! Mondo marvelous!
    Hugs~c

    Kathy S said...

    Great colorful projects for the hop.

    Jan McDaniel said...

    Getting in the mood for Christmas cards!

    Vicki Dutcher said...

    KUDOS for getting to join in this awesome hop! Your poinsettia card is fabulous -- Elf is pretty darn cute too :)

    Lisa K said...

    Awesome cards! Lovely wreath of thanksgiving items.

    Shirley A. said...

    Bold and beautiful! Your cards are inspiring. Thanks.

    Shelly said...

    WoW. Stunning projects, Kimberly! LOVE them!

    Ardyth said...

    Beautiful projects, Kimberly! Loving these new products!

    Susan Wareham said...

    Your gift bag is just so cute, thanks for sharing..

    Liz Gessner McAllister said...

    Your blue poinsettia card is gorgeous!

    NurseGreene said...

    Lovely and inspiring!

    Chriss Blagrave said...

    Oh Kimberly! Such awesome cards! Love them, every little detail!
    Congrats on showcasing these for Ellen and Julie ❤️

    Lee Ann Barrett said...

    Gorgeous! Just gorgeous, Kim! And so you, I might add! Both are fab but the poinsettia card takes my breath away! What a beauty!

    KariL said...

    Great cards, I love how vibrant they are. The elf popcorn bag is just adorable.

    snazzyjj said...

    So many fun and inspirational ideas! Love the popcorn with the cute elf. june.swart(at)netzero(dot)net.

    Valerie Bullock said...

    Such wonderful, whimsical designs! Thanks for the inspiration!!

    Mary W said...

    Great idea for a treat bag! Love that elf set so much.

    SS said...

    Hi Kimberly! I love your techniques and your cards. You did awesome cards with the new Essentials by Ellen release. My favorite product in the new Essentials by Ellen release is the GOT CANDY? stamp set. Thanks for this giveaway. xoxo

    Diane Jaquay said...

    WOW, love the watercolor!! And that treat bag, what a FUN idea, and so darn cute!!!

    BFalcone said...

    Love the simplicity and colors of your cards. Thanks for sharing.

    Carol C said...

    Super cute popcorn bag! very original

    jjwoolz said...

    Ooooooh, love your cards. This release is awesome.

    Barb said...

    So artsy-love the color combinations!

    Scrapthat said...

    I adore the BGs you did on your cards!! TFS just beautiful! :D
    Dolly

    conil said...

    Awesome color on each project. Gorgeous cards and that treat bag is amazing. This is my first visit to your blog but it won't be my last. Now, please excuse me, that popcorn made me hungry so I'm going to go scrounge up something to eat.

    Karen King said...

    Love those bright and bold watercolor cards!

    Jo Lindskog said...

    Love your cards, thanks for the ideas!

    Sherry Bahlmans said...

    Popcorn bags are wonderful and your coloring is amazing.... Thanks.

    Sandy Robin said...

    Spectacular! So creative.

    Thordis said...

    Love your watercoloring! Both cards are amazing! And the surprise is so adorable :) Thanks for sharing!

    Jo Ann D. said...

    Great cards and project. Love the poinsettia but the elf is my favorite!

    cheryl l. said...

    CLEVER CARDS - and love the popcorn bag!

    Diane said...

    OMGoodness...love your beautiful designs....happy, happy colors and what a cute and clever idea for the elf! dianegreghov@att.net

    Nora N. said...

    What beautiful projects. However, I am partial to that little Elf on a Shelf popcorn bag. Totally brilliant!!

    Helen F. said...

    Love your fun and fabulous cards, Kimberly! The Poinsettia on the blue water-colored background is my fave :-)

    the bean said...

    Love love love your Be Merry card - the colors are stunning ! Love that elf sack, too ! TFS

    Taunya Butler said...

    Kimberly - I am stunned and amazed and delighted with the way you have watercolored with these amazing stamp sets!! They look so awesome can they are beautiful cards!! Your elf adorned popcorn bad is so super cute and I am just impressed with the talent that oozes out of you!! Love seeing your name out in blogland because I admire your talents!! Have a wonderful and delightful day!!

    jandbspiegel said...

    I love the watercolor backgrounds - really sets the stamps off. The elf popcorn bag is totally adorable. I'm going to have my first grandchild soon, and I just know that elf set is going to work it's way into my stamp stash!

    Candice Lin said...

    Love the bold bright colors of your cards. Great holiday release from EH; can't believe the holidays are just around the corner again. Thank you for the inspiration.

    Donna Whitten said...

    Loved your vibrant cards, and your elf on the popcorn bag is just too cute! Thanks for sharing.

    Charyl Hodges said...

    I really liked your cards they were colorful and funny.

    Lorelle said...

    Your watercoloring is beautiful.

    Nicki Wong said...

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards.

    Debbie Lou said...

    Love your backgrounds on your cards.
    Talent to die for.
    And the popcorn bag is sweet!

    Susi Kelly said...

    The intensity of both cards is vibrant and stunning! Fabulous works of art - TFS.

    Maureen Hayes said...

    I was already impressed with the cards and then you threw in the elf treat bag and took it over the top! What a great way to show how fun this whole release is and all the great things you can create with them! Thanks for the inspiration and fun.

    Terri (blindstamper) said...

    The color on the first two cards is amazing.

    LesLee said...

    They definitely saved the best for the almost last :) What AWESOME cards.. that blue background makes that Poinsettia POP and the wreath that you made is fabulous over that background. Thanks for sharing your talent. GREAT INSPIRATION here. Gidgetgadgetgirl@yahoo.com

    justme81233 said...

    Very bold colors. LOVE it!! justme81233@yahoo.com

    Michelle said...

    Three beautiful projects! Love the Thankful images and your color-full wreath!

    Vicki said...

    Such cute cards but the treat bag is my favorite!

    KayM said...

    WOW!! All of your projects are amazing Kimberly!! The watercoloring on the poinsettia one is FABULOUS!!

    Donna Dacy said...

    I love your cards...the water coloring is super and the back grounds are lovely. Your attention to detail on the treat bag is wonderful. Love all the little details. TFS

    Happy Dance said...

    The entire release is fantastic, and this set, "Thankful" is my favorite of the sets. Love that little pumpkin and the leaves, and well, everything about it. Your cards are gorgeous and fun. The colors are magical, and your designs are impeccable. Love your cards. Bev

    mtscrapgal said...

    Loved your bright colorful projects. Neat way to use the elf stamps. Thanks.

    terrie said...

    Awesome cards...I like the bright colors that you used on both cards...
    I loved the extra treat using the elf stamp....cute treat bag
    Well done....tfs
    zullu26@aol.com

    Cindy said...

    Adorable cards. Thank you for the great inspiration!

    Nancy said...

    Beautiful and creative designs!

    CRB Flynn said...

    Love you use of bright colors

    Nana Griffin said...

    Lots of great cards and that elf on the treat bag is perfect.

    Irene Grau said...

    Beautiful. So much color. Lovely cards!

    Shirley said...

    Amazing cards and the popcorn bag...neat idea... love the Elf.

    Dorothy C. said...

    Great job showcasing the new sets. Your coloring is so vibrant it makes the stamp designs really pop. Loved the little Elf.

    Candy B said...

    Be Merry... just beautiful! Terrific colors and I have to try this. Great stamp set. Thank you! cbee at inbox dot com.

    N Patricia Castillo said...

    LOVED your cards! So bright and cheery! Awesome work!

    nicoleqmullen said...

    Wonderful cards, really love the elf design!

    Pattie J. said...

    Love your poinsettia, beautifully done. that cute elf is darling, I can see putting your bag of popcorn on a gift with the cute elf. clever..thanks for sharing

    jamie vanskiver said...

    I love your harvest wreath! Fantastic and so gorgeous surrounded by the yellow! The poinsettias really pop with the blue watercolor wash as well! Beautiful cards! I loved the surprise at the end! The elf looks so cute on the bag with the holy leaves and berries!

    Sue McRae said...

    Love your fabulous watercolored cards!

    Corina said...

    Love the elf on the treat bag. Awesome work on the other projects.

    Judy Sander said...

    Your cards are so pretty. Love the elf on the treat bag. Great idea.

    Brenda D. said...

    Love your cards! The Thankful set is my favorite!

    Maaike Uijthoven said...

    love the happy and bright colours, much needed in the grey winters over here

    Barbara said...

    Love your bold colors on your beautiful cards. Great inspiration from these new releases from Ellen. It's so much fun to see everyone's interpretation of these stamps and dies! Great job!

    Judie said...

    Wooooow the poinsettia card is stupendous!!!! Gorgeous!!!! judieattard (at) gmail.com

    Kerry said...

    Wow, those are some really eye-catching colors! The elf on the popcorn bag was very cute too.

    Sally said...

    Love your cards! That little elf looks like such an imp!

    jcobb said...

    Wow! I love the bold colors and patterns!

    jcobb said...

    Wow! I love the bold colors and patterns!

    Susie Sonnier said...

    Awesome Release! Great cards!

    Kathy M said...

    Love the backgrounds

    CeCe G. said...

    Love the treat bag elf!! What a wonderful idea! It is my favorite stamp of the release!!

    Sue R said...

    Great cards. I do love that poinsettia

    cma21317 said...

    excellent color choices!!!!

    Betty Keefe said...

    your mondo poinsettia card is gorgeous!!

    Sabrina said...

    Beautiful cards and cute bag!!!

    Lisa - papergrace said...

    KIMBERLY!!! Your cards and popcorn bag are so fabulous!! I am totally swooning over how you colored that Mondo Poinsettia. Absolutely stunning, girl. Love your rich use of color on both cards. Love, love, looooove! ♥

    Annie LaVallee-Curtis said...

    Love your cards and that treat bag is just adorable! Thanks for the chance to win a cute new stamp set! :)

    KT Fit Kitty said...

    Wow, your bold colours are fabulous! What gorgeous cards! And the elf popcorn bag is totally adorable - I love elves!

    Parker said...

    You samples are so well done. I appreciate the creativity that stirs my imagination. Thanks.

    Basiljen said...

    Oh my goodness, these are wonderful!!!!

    Laceysocks said...

    What great cards! The popcorn when is very original! I like it!

    Lady Fair said...

    WOW! Love your choice of bright colors, your cards really pop. And the elf treat bag, so adorable.

    Cynthia Clark said...

    Brilliant projects! Love your treat bag.

    Melissa Friedrich said...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your cards and elf popcorn bag, the vibrant watercolors are stunning!

    CathyW said...

    Love your cards! I am partial to the elf!

    Cindy said...

    Love the elf popcorn bag and the colors on the poinsettias...love, love, love!!!

    Paula Bynum said...

    Love your cards!

    Teresa Doyle said...

    Kimberly I love your cards, they are beautiful with the bright backgrounds. As for the elf, I LOVE that set and the popcorn bags with him on them is a great idea. {SRM Stickers has some awesome glassine bags (of various sizes) that would be perfect to fill with popcorn too!}

    Carolee McCaslin said...

    Your projects are awesome!!! Love them and this new release:)

    Brandi R said...

    Awesome projects! Love the vibrant colors and fab designs ♥

    CraftyPaws said...

    omgee So stinkin clever and cute! I love all the bits of gold! Fabulous!!!

    Brithzi said...

    Wow! Beautiful cards with such vibrant colors. The treat bag is so adorable-great idea.

    Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

    Darling cards with the new sets. I'm so excited to get my hands on a few of them. Love your elf goodie idea. Thanks!

    Rosemary said...

    fabulous set of projects!! love that adorable little treat bag!!

    Anonymous said...

    Love the new stamps and dies. The elf treat bags are a great idea.
    Nancy JR

    littlesavedgirl said...

    So hoping I'm a winner of this beautiful blog hop! The designs are so versatile ☺️

    Wanda M. said...

    Love the treat bag with the little elf.

    Karen Louder said...

    Very nice and bold bright cards and love the elf card to

    Geri Stuart said...

    Clean and simple - love them!

    Sharon Marable said...

    Beautiful! Wonderful saturated color.

    Sharon Marable said...

    Beautiful! Wonderful saturated color.

    Casey Ward said...

    Wonderful cards! i am so glad that Ellen decided to make dies to go with her stamp sets. That just makes life so much easier. Kimberly, thanks for the Sweet Surprise. How cute it that!!!

    Julia said...

    Your cards and bag are so creative--they really inspired me--thanks!

    Kathy Wright said...

    Great cards!

    Sarah said...

    Love the Mistletoe and Holly set!

    ~amy~ said...

    (me waving)
    I made it!
    Girl, you ROCKED it...big time! I've always loved your use of color and well, you didn't disappoint! Awesome goodness my friend!!!!

    Martha Miller said...

    Love the treat bag. Great designs by Julie.

    Pat McCleary said...

    Love your bold designs, Kimberly. Thanks for a chance to win.

    Stephanie said...

    Very lovely cards and cute elf!

    Kim Heggins said...

    Simply amazing Kimberly!!!

    Robin said...

    Very sweet and cute!

    Heidi Stamps said...

    Big WOW on your poinsettia card. Really pretty.

    Joyce said...

    Amazing projects--really did a great job of highlighting all the new products.

    Glorie said...

    Love the vibrant colors that you used. So pretty.

    Moosisk said...

    WOW! Love your colorful cards and fun elf project. Thanks for the inspiration AND chance to win. :D
    Janet
    moosisk@hotmail.com

    Lisa Silver said...

    The Mondo Poinsettia is just so over the top spectacular! Thanks for sharing your amazing work!

    joy said...

    Your cards are so beautiful! I love the watercolors; it will never get old for me. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!!

    Linda Rubarski said...

    Great cards.

    artjunkie said...

    What a great goodie bag. shannonpratt66@gmail.com shannon

    Rosy Newlun said...

    Wooo your colors are bold and beautiful! Love that artsy color wash feel. Such delightful cards!!!

    Donna said...

    Your cards are so colorful and bright! Cute little treat bag!

    Denise Terry said...

    I absolutely love the poinsettias! They always remind me of my mom!

    Mary W P said...

    LOVE the coloring you did on this adorable elf!

    Sandra Schroeder said...

    My first time visiting your blog. Love these images with the watercoloring. The poinsettia is my favorite. Cute touch with the elf on the popcorn bags. Great work. craftylady1952@gmail.com

    Barb Ghig said...

    Fabulous water coloring and I love your treat bag, Kimberly! I'm so glad you were part of today's blog hop!

    Jean McCurry said...

    Fall is my favorite season and I'm always looking for great fall images. Really love these!

    Jean McCurry said...

    Fall is my favorite season and I'm always looking for great fall images. Really love these!

    Debbie Selby said...

    Love the elf on the popcorn bag

    Linda Mc said...

    I really like your different take on the colors and designs!

    Ericka Strange said...

    Love all the bright colors in the cards!

    Barbara Tuley said...

    I really love these cards, these stamp sets are amazing! I love how bright and cheerful they are! I love that Elf'd set so much!

    kathyerusso@me.com said...

    Beautiful cards. I love the poinsettia.

    Mary Locke said...

    Your cards are gorgeous! Such fun and festive ideas!

    Ann Kulseth said...

    Great cards - gotta love that little elf .... and the poinsettia too. Great blog hop.

    Mary Beth Krakowski said...

    I really enjoyed your cards, but I especially liked the popcorn bag, how cute!

    Mona Porter said...

    Your cards are elegant and beautiful. Thanks for the creative inspiration

    Sharbogast said...

    All of these are just so beautiful, and I love your little elf. So cute!

    Deborah Montgomery said...

    Such fun cards and adorable popcorn bag!! I especially loved your poinsettia card with the brilliant blue watercolored background <3

    Carol said...

    Spectacular cards - so much fun! Particularly like the poinsettia card - striking background.

    Beejay said...

    Wow! Your cards are wonderful! I love how you used the stamps in the Thankful set to form a wreath! Genius! The Mondo Poinsettia is so lovely! How cute is that Elf'd? Thanks for all the inspiration!

    Sandy said...

    The elf'd popcorn bag was so cute! I loved the vibrant colors on the cards!

    Louise Rolph said...

    Wow Kimberley. What you have done with that Mondo Poinsettia is simply fabulous - I love the bold colours you've used. Spectacular. Thanks for sharing.

    Elizabeth Gutierrez said...
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    Elizabeth Gutierrez said...

    The blue background on your first card was stunning with the Poinsettias!! Love it!

    the Blackbird said...

    Very nice cards...the one woth the alf is crazy!!!
    Cristina
    thehouseoftheblackbirds.blogspot.it

    Leticia Castro said...

    So bright and beautiful I love the thankful card set and what a great idea with the elf set for the popcorn treats

    Marie said...

    Spectaculars new releases! Hard to pick a favorite.

    Holly Saveur said...

    LOVE it..such great cards and gift bag!!
    holly@bluebus.nl

    Leslie Brown said...

    That elf! So cute.

    TracyM #6773 said...

    BEAUTIFUL cards - WOW - they're SO VIBRANT!!!
    LOVE your ADORABLE Elf treat bag too :)
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

    sharrilou said...

    Bright and striking cards.

    Kristie Goulet said...

    LOVE your cards! Awesome, as always friend!

    Nina-Marie Trapani said...

    So fun! i love the new stamps and dies. great job bringing them to life!
    Nina-Marie :)
    ninamariedesign@gmail.com

    Gretchen Wilson said...

    Love, love the candy bag, as we have spent the last 9 years watch my grandson with "elf on the shelf" it is sure to please this family!

    Mary Ellen Lounsbery said...

    Love your cards! I am especially intrigued by the red white & blue christmas card. So unique!
    maryellen.lounsbery@gmail.com

    Fe Orot Mejia said...

    Love your cards. That elf is just too cute.

    stamping sue said...

    your cards and projects are wonderful!!!
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

    Jeanne said...

    Beautiful cards! Love that poinsettia!

    SusieQ said...

    Seriously terrific cards - love the idea of putting that naughty elf on a treat bag.

    JanetB said...

    Kimberly, your cards are beautiful, I really like your thankful card with the bright yellow background. Your popcorn treat bag is very cute, and a great idea.

    Luckysmom said...

    I adore that elf too. Your watercoloring is gorgeous!

    Camille Dykas said...

    Love the elf card, so cute

    Satori said...

    Great cards! Bold and quirky. Love the elf!

    Debbie Br said...

    Great cards! Love the use of such vibrant colours!

    Michele Henderson said...

    I love how bright and colorful your cards are! Just beautiful!

    Michelle Golz said...

    I love the second card the colors are fabulous!

    Janet Zeppa said...

    Awesome ideas!!!
    janetzeppa@hotmail.ca

    Deb Kane said...

    Big beautiful water coloured cards, just love them.

    Deepti said...

    Supremely stunning :)

    Janet D. said...

    WOW!! Your color choices are fantastic, love all your projects!!

    BeverlyBL said...

    Love how colorful your cards are. Thought your wreath was so creative. Thank you.

    Ellen S. said...

    Love your work, especially the watercoloring!

    KimC said...

    Love your striking use of watercolor, so bold and beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

    Beatrice Lawson said...

    Your poinsettia card is incredible!!! Details please on the colouring! Did you mask the flowers to do the background? I LOVE it!

    Jeri said...

    Love all your release projects. Very colorful and eye-catching.

    Traci said...

    Very bright & cheerful! That elf is too cute! 😊

    Marcia said...

    Such beautiful colors in your cards!! Thanks for the inspiration.

    Brandy Duncan said...

    Thanks for sharing your stunning cards and cute treat bag. I'm new to your blog and can't wait to see more wonderful ideas. Thanks for sharing.

    Amante del Papel said...

    The popcorn bag is a great idea!!!1
    amantedelpapel(at)gmail(dot)com

    Katrina Brown said...

    Wow, your colors are so beautiful! I love the elf bag! That is such a cute stamp!
    Scrappymare93@gmail.com
    Scrappyhorses.blogspot.com

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