Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Essentials by Ellen Winter 2016 Hop!


Hello, and welcome to the Essentials by Ellen Winter 2016 Hop! 

I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today!
And, yay!!! 
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 crazy awesome 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!

If you get lost, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.

Happy Hoppin’!


Love inside Card!









My card is a classic gatefold design
with sponged distress inks 
closed with a large heart and clasped
with a bright and happy smiling sun 
Peek inside and you find
a sweet felt heart giving bear.
Because he has love inside!


ESSENTIALS BY ELLEN CLEAR STAMPS, ALL INSIDE




ESSENTIALS BY ELLEN DESIGNER DIES, ALL INSIDE BY JULIE EBERSOLE




A Previous Release:

ESSENTIALS BY ELLEN DESIGNER DIES, FOLK HEARTS BY JULIE EBERSOLE


And my NEXT Super Special Release Showcase is:
Up the Happy Card!





You should have come from 
Your next stop is:
Carissa Wiley 's Blog!

If you lose your place, head back to Ellen's Classroom for the
 FULL list!


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Now my friends...it is YOUR turn to get crafty!
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Thanks for coming by my blog!

Create, Enjoy
Live, Laugh
and 
LOVE!

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Dotty Jo x said...

Two gorgeous, gorgeous cards! Just stunning, Jo x

Beverly S. said...

WOW....love your cards! Beautiful work on each!!!! Have enjoyed this blog hop so much. Fun seeing all the samples made with the new releases....not to mention great prizes too. ;)

Beccy Hlawek said...

<3!!

Bianca said...

Really love the butterfly card, what a beautiful design! And the bear just make you smile!

Karen B. said...

I really like these dynamic cards!!!

Rhea Kraszewski said...

OMG! So excited about the new products. Thank you for sharing your creativity. Can't wait to create something fabulous!

Nana Donna said...

Love your bear card and how he is holding the heart cute!

Tami B. said...

Your cards are wonderful and so are these new products. (Love the way the die cuts the bears arms.)

One Scrappy Gal said...

Oh my! I love your imaginative card ideas! Love the dimension on your butterfly card and the heart gatefold card. Great inspiration!

Teresa Doyle said...

These are seriously adorable! Oh my goodness, they are CUTE!

sideoats + scribbles said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Especially the butterflies! GENIUS!!!

Lynda said...

Wonderful cards...the butterflies are beautiful!!

BarbL said...

Lovely cards. That bear is simply overflowing with armfuls of possibilities.

Colleen said...

What fun cards! I love the butterfly one, it is soooooo cute!!

joy said...

Fabulous cards!!

C. M. Taylor said...

What fun card designs. TFS

D.Ann C said...

Holy smokes! I love how you made those butterflies fly out of the envelope on a carpet of flowers!!!

Cathy P in AZ said...

Love the bright bold bear card and the sheer clever design on your beautiful butterfly card! Amazing!!!

AprilsL8 said...

Love your cards!! What neat techniques!!!

sandie said...

I like both of these but up the happy does just that. It makes me happy

Leigh Penner said...

These are fantastic, Kimberly!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the gatefold card.
the butterflies coming out of the envelope
is a fun idea.
both cards are wonderful.
thanks for sharing.

Christine Canfield said...

these are so sweet!

conil said...

Brilliant tri-fold card and that little envie card is fabulous.

Linda Gorman said...

Great cards! These 2 sets are my favorite! Thanks for sharing!

Craftin Caly said...

such fun cards! love this release!

Donna Whitten said...

Love your cards, especially the gatefold! Thanks for sharing!

donna mikasa said...

Awesome cards! I'm smitten with the butterflies fluttering out of the envie! Super cute idea!

Scraplea 1 said...

Fun cards! Thanks for sharing in this great new release and blog hop.

Cynthia Daugherty said...

your gatefold card has inspired me, thanks!

StampinLouie said...

Love the gatefold card and the butterflies going in the envelope. So cute!!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful work!

nannersmom said...

Super cute bear. Love that mini envelope die.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Thi release has so many great products. Nice cards!

KimberlyRae said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh just love what you did with the lil envelope and those gorgeous butterflies! Wow...amazing work!

Valerie Serfozo said...

What awesome ideas! Love your cards.

Dorothy C. said...

Love the cute bear on the gatefold card and the pretty butterflies flying out of the little envie - just adorable!

craftjunkiesc said...

Love the butterflies "escaping" from the mini envelope. Both cards are adorable.

hector campos said...

Great dimension. Tammie

Laura Ingersoll said...

Cool. I especially love how you popped up the butterflies! Neat.

Maureen Jones said...

Oh, I really love the "Love Inside" the card! So cute!

Susan McKay said...

I love your gatefold card!

Julie Ann said...

Awesome cards thanks for sharing. Love the gatefold card.

Nathalie Paquette said...

Wow beautiful and original cards !!

Melody said...

What joy and…brightness and…brilliance and just plain fun.

Karen Petitt said...

Your cards are beautiful. I especially love the gate fold card because I wasn't expecting that, love that you left the bear white too, he is so cute!
The butterfly card is also wonderful and I love the depth and texture you achieved - that is one of the best butterfly cards I have seen in a long time. Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous card art and the fabulous blog hop Karen x

Angie Linton said...

Very cute cards!

Barbara M. said...

Love your cards.

Sue R said...

Very cute cards. Thanks.

wannabcre8tive said...

Adorable cards. I love the bear set.

pcm said...

they are both super fun!

Alex Hunter Designs said...

I absolutely adore that butterfly card! I never would have thought to do something like that!

Glorie said...

Love the vibrant colors you used! Thanks for the inspiration.

designbydonna said...

Great cards. Love how the heart is secured with the sun on that gatefold. Your butterflies are gorgeous.

Jackie Parkins said...

Awesome cards! I love the gatefold card with that adorable bear, and the dimension on the second one is too cool.

Jeanne Jordan said...

Love the envelope and butterflies - their arrangement on your card is perfect! This release looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

Rhonda J said...

I believe this is the cutest bear ever! Love that the die cuts him and his arms....he can hug so many things...:)

Kathryn A said...

Terrific cards!!

salleys said...

Love the way you did the butterflys on Up the Happy.

QuilterLaura said...

Such cute cards, thank you!

cghundley said...

Super cute cards. The
bear inside the heart
card is fun and love
the butterflies coming
out of the envelope!
Carla from Utah

Karen said...

The bear is adorable and those butterflies are gorgeous.

Susanne Vargas said...

Both cards are wonderful! That gatefold one is brilliant!

MyLittleBlueDog said...

Cute bear!!!

Julie Ebersole said...

Just so ya' know, girlie--'bout wet my pants when the Bear arrived--BEYOND adorable--BEYOND charming and even more fab IRL!!! LOVE!!! Thank you!!! XOXO!!!

auntbubbels said...

That bear is way too cute.

Theresa Knopf said...

Love the butterflies coming out of the envelope.

Sherry said...

Love both of your cards but the bear takes the cake, an absolutely fun and cute card. Thanks for the hop!!

Janet D. said...

Wow your butterfly card is so creative!! Love this new die!! Your bear card is so cute!!!

Guldara Kirwan said...

Love both of your cards! You are so creative! Thank you for sharing!

Diana Johnson said...

Adorable cards, love the new products!

Pam Crusberg said...

I just love the way the butterflies come out of the envelope and that bear is just so awesome!

Carrie Sheridan said...

Great cards! I love how you used the sun die cut to hold the gatefold card closed! Brilliant idea! And those butterflies coming out of the cute little envelope are so pretty!

Rosemary said...

wonderful set of cards... love the bold colors on the second card!

Kristie Goulet said...

FUN, FUN, FUN cards, Kimberly! ♥

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

Love that bear! Your card is adorable. The butterfly card is stunning! Thanks.

Cheryl O said...

What great cards!! Your bear card is too cute for words, and that gorgeous butterfly card......how creative is that???? Really wonderful inspiration, thank you!

Laceysocks said...

Your gate fold card is so cute! I love the way you used the heart and the bear.

gardener said...

Super fun butterfly envelop.

Denise Bryant said...

So in love with that sweet bear! Great cards... love the gorgeous butterflies too!

Diane Jaquay said...

Both of these are wonderful, Kimberly! Love the interactive butterfly card!!

Moosisk said...

Great cards! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Bobbie Bluegill said...

Two bright and happy cards. Love all the happiness flowing out of the envelope.

Lisa said...

A pair of fabulous cards Kimberly!! Love how happy the first one is. The butterflies on your second are so pretty!!

gm b said...

Love miniature and the unique way you used the tiny envelope with the butterflies. Very nice heart card too

stamper101 said...

great card designs and that butterfly card is awesome!

bbunch said...

Your cards are terrific & so interactive! Thanks for sharing!

Karen Rogers said...

another fabulous butterfly card, makes me smile - thank you

Christy Q said...

Love, love your cards!! The butterflies are full of cheer!

Diane said...

Both your cards are gorgeous. What a great blog hop. Thanks for sharing.

neha tulsyan said...

Wow.. The 3fold card is just wowww... Its awesome..

windinstarsranch said...

Love the bear card. So cute.

Celeste Goff said...

Two fabulous cards...nicely done!

Tami Babcock said...

Very cute cards!! Love those butterflies!

Sharron said...

Fabulous cards! Love the butterflies flying out of the tiny envelope!

Terry B. said...

Great cards. Just love the bear card!

Nana711 said...

Darling cards, The bear is so cute.

Linda Rubarski said...

Great cards.

carriep said...

very unique cards, nicely done

Carol said...

Terrific cards, Kimberly! Your "Love Inside" card is so much fun.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Oh wow! I really love the butterflies coming out of the envelope!

Sue McW said...

Such great cards. Love the bear and hearts.

Judy M said...

Love the gatefold card with the adorable bear.

brinkleyboy said...

Such great stamps and dies in this release. I think your bear card is super cute. Way to do the stamp and die justice.

Kathy Krug said...

Wonderful designs. Love the envelope and butterflies.

Judy W. said...

Adorable cards! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Renee M said...

Great cards! I need the little bear set :)

Ann K said...

Pretty cards - gotta make a wish list from the new release.

Patt H. said...

Up the Happy is a must have set & so is that adorable bear!

Virginia Lu said...

Very creative, Kimberly!! Love seeing your take with these new EH products. You absolutely rock the hop!!!

FreeToBeMe..LisaJ said...

Cute and clever... love the butterfly card great ideas on both cards.

cindybearj said...

I'm so glad someone used the slider die. I love that, it's so cool. Of course I love that bear too!

Ashley Wells said...

Your first card is so clever, I'm new to card making and now you've inspired me to try this making this type of card!

mimi said...

Super fun cards! Love the colors you choose.

3kidmama said...

Love the envelope dies! So cute!

Mary W said...

That bear card is adorable!!!!

launi bussard said...

These may be a work a winter collection but all I can think of is spring when I see them

sharon said...

Love the butterfly card. Such a cute set of butterflies.

sally said...

WOW!!! That would have been a great Valentine card. Maybe next year. Love it.

Ashwini Rao said...

L.O.V.E. these cards!! Such bright and cheerful coloring - love them so much!

Lisa said...

GORGEOUS! I don't like butterflies, but your card with the butterflies... might just convert me.

Tammy W said...

Cutest bear evah!

j9 said...

That bear couldn't be cuter! Love the cards

béa said...

gorgeous cards. love, love love

deb lowd said...

Really love your work. This new release looks like so much fun. I don't want this blog hop to end!

bev p said...

Oh, what fun! Seriously, how could you NOT be inspired: bears, butterflies, and so much more. Thanks for adding to the input, even though I am on serious brain overload right now.

Shirley said...

Very cute cards! Love the design on both cards, especially you second card with the butterflies.

Janet said...

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

Kathy BM said...

Love your bright, colourful cards. That little bear has won me!

Pam said...

Gorgeous cards!

Sue said...

Cute cards! The butterflies on the ribbon are a creative touch.

Kathy S said...

Such a creative way to have the paper come out of the envelop and the butterflies on top - fabulous.

Marlou McAlees said...

Absolutely fabulous cards :) loooove the bear! x

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

WOnderful cards ! Loved the fun opening on first card and the second one has interesting dimension !

Carrie Gilliam said...

I really like your butterfly card. It was such a great idea. Thank you for sharing them with us. It helps inspire!

Debbie Vasel said...

Your bear card is so fun. Love that the bear stamp comes with sunshine.

V Hamen said...

Cute, cute design for the up the happy stamps. Thanks.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love your cards, Kimberly! You have created such a beauty with Up the Happy set, love your creative layout and the little bear card...he has my heart ❤️

~amy~ said...

Hey Sunshine! I meant to hop through last night but my internet went down and I took a 2 hr nap...LOL.

Your cards are super spectacular...the All Inside Bear card is stinkin' cute!!!!!!!! Your Up the Happy...who wouldn't love to receive that beauty?!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Such fun 'happy cards. Thank you for sharing these adorable creations with us:)

Arianna Barbara said...

Beautiful cards!!! Love it!

I Card Everyone said...

It may be a classic fold for some... new to me!!! LOve it and your darling bear... the butterflies may be on their way to me now!! But there are others I passed on, that I really wanted... fingers crossed, and hopeful!
=]

Lady Fair said...

Adorable cards! The bear is such a cute surprise inside the gatefold card. The design of the butterflies coming out of the envelope is such a clever design, I may just have to borrow this idea.

Bonita Brock said...

Nice cards....I really like the way you did the butterfly one....

Anne said...

Beautiful colours, I love themix and match of sets, wonderful going ons!

Brandi R said...

Great cards! Very fun designs. That bear is too cute and I am so inlove with those butterflies. Love both of these ♥

Julie Steed said...

LOVE your color choices - so bright and happy.

SugarGem said...

Oh my word these are so cute! And so creative. Congrats on being part of the release. So exciting

M R Leech said...

Thanks for the inspiration! Everyone has fallen in love with the bear!!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Adorable cards.

Sue McRae said...

How clever are both your card designs!

lindagk23 said...

Adorable cards! The butterfly is so gorgeous! Awesome release!

Gloria L said...

That bear just makes me smile!

Anonymous said...

the butterflies are beautiful! love the colors. the bear is adorable

Sherry Butcher said...

Great job, love both cards. Thanks for sharing.

Lagene said...

AWESOME CARDS! Awesome release! I love your trifold bear card!

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your cards are wonderful!! Love them and this new release:)

Sabrina said...

Oh so stinkin' cute!!

Maureen Morton said...

I so love how you used this new release in such a creative way - especially love the butterflies with the special envelope.......makes magic! Your blog is a pure delight - I'll be back! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance.

Zarah said...

Love these so much, they're so happy and unique!

TLady said...

I LOOOOOOOVE your Valentine!!! It has a RETRO feel, just my style! I am ALWAYS LOOKING for Retro Valentine images..... ;) AND I also like the way you've used the little envelopes! SUPER IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

Shelly Rasske said...

This is a fantastic hop, love your cards, very creative!

Debra said...

Love how you used the products, the design and colors are fantastic!

Rachel B. said...

Lovely cards!

Tammy B said...

Love your gatefold, so effective! Thanks for the inspiration!

Yolanda Garrido said...

Your cards are amazing! I love the gatefold one so much!

N Patricia Castillo said...

These are so cute!!!

Judy Bickel said...

I just love the dimensions to your cards.. what a neat idea tucking the bear inside.. and love the butterflies coming out of the envelop... very inspirational... thank you so much for sharing your talent!

Susan Egan said...

Wonderful inspiration. Your ideas are so creative. Thank you so much for sharing them.

Zelda C said...

Such fabulous, fun and creative cards!

Deborah345 said...

Unique cards...super cute valentines. and love how you did the tape of butterflies from the envelope

Julie Bodenheimer said...

Such sweet cards! Thank you for sharing!

Amy McCue said...

These cards are,darling. This has been such a great hop. I love those bears!

ScrapaDiddle said...

Your cards are so fun and colorful!

jeanietootoo said...

Great cards...the ideas shared in this bloghop are so inspirational....

Janet Zeppa said...

The dimension to your cards is wonderful!!

Angela said...

I love that sweet teddy bear! The card you created with him is great!!

Sue D said...

Adorable and wonderful card designs.

Barbara said...

Both of your cards are unique and gorgeous. Love the cute bear and the butterfly card!

Melissa Friedrich said...

LOVE both your beautiful cards! Amazing ink blending and coloring on the super cute bear card and those butterflies on the second card are stunning!

LesLee said...

Awesome job.. I love how you have intertwined a previous release with the current release.. which is the intention and integrity of julie.. I think you have capture her essence in your showcase.. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful cards

LC said...

You just put a huge smile on my face😄 Your cards are so much fun! So glad that the hop brought me here today!

Gwen said...

Love, love, love the design of your butterfly card! The bear is so cute, too!

Vicki said...

Wow! Love all your cards. That cute envelope die is adorable and I must have the bear.

Paulette S said...

Cute and Beautiful! Great hop and release, thanks, craftqueen417 at yahoo
Http://paulettesprettypapercrafts.wordpress.com

Lysa said...

Sweet cards! I love the gate fold with that sweet bear, and how those butterflies are bursting out of the envie full of cheer!

Lanae said...

Very cute cards. Love how you used the dies on each card for a fun, unexpected element of dimension. These are so cool!

Camilla said...

Fun and cute Cards especially the butterfly one.

vinita jain said...

Beautifully designed and clever creations!

Eveline said...

Great cards.

Leslie Brown said...

Great cards, so clever

Oliev said...

Sweet cards, thanks for sharing:-)

Betty Keefe said...

darling valentine - love how bright and cheery it is!

TaeEun said...

Creative cards with unique design! Awesome!

jandbspiegel said...

OMG - these two cards are wonderful. I love the tri-panel with the heart/bear surprise inside. I'm seeing more and more reasons to have this set - LOL

Martha Harris said...

Your cards are both so creative and clever!

Laurie B. said...

Lovely cards. The bear is super cute, the butterflies card is so unique.

Donna Cala said...

Wonderful cards! The ink blending is wonderful and I love the gatefold.

Michele Henderson said...

Bright and bold and so much fun!
Take Care!
Michele

scrappergirl56 said...

What fun cards...so unique...love that bear!

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