Wednesday, December 30, 2015

2015 Year In Review - Day 2

Hi everyone!
Today we look back at the second half of 2015.

July 
Rainbow colors are my favorite.



August 
My good friend, Catherine Pooler launched her Stamp of Approval Friendship Collection this month and here is one of my favorite cards created with the collection.


September
Love this "over the edge" sentiment



October
Another favorite technique.



November
Love the frosted look on the sentiment.


December
Love this candy cane border stamp created for the Stamp of Approval Holiday Magic Collection.


I want to thank each one of my followers, those who stop by, and those who leave me comments.  I appreciate you all more than you know.  Your support and encouragement is the best.
Thank you for visiting and seeing some of my favorites for 2015.
I look forward to sharing with you all in 2016.




Tuesday, December 29, 2015

2015 Year In Review - Day 1

Hi everyone!  Today I would like to look back over the cards I created for 2015 and share some of my favorites for each month.

Today I will look at the first half of the year....

January
  I LOVE this color combo for Christmas.



February
 One of my favorite sentiments.



March 
Fun direct to paper technique.



April
Great way to add color without coloring.



May 
Love graphic stamps like this one.


June 
Masking and blending colors is one of my favorite techniques.

Thank you for visiting and taking a look back at 2015 with me.
I will be back tomorrow with the second half of the year.
Have a great day!

XOXO
Kristie

Thursday, December 24, 2015

O Holy Night


Hi everyone!
Merry Christmas Eve!
I am just popping in real quick today to wish you all a very....


My card above was inspired by Laurie Willison

XOXO
Kristie

Monday, December 21, 2015

Merry Monday #185


Hi everyone!
Time for another Merry Monday Challenge.
This week Nina challenges us to create a Christmas card with boots on it.

 I had nothing in my stash that fit this challenge.  Thankfully, I have lots of crafty friends that I can borrow stamp sets from.  Thank you, Catherine!!!  ;)  This was the case with this shoe stamp set by The Ton.  I LOVE these UGG boots and thought they were perfect for the challenge.  I stamped the outline images first and then went in with Soft Stone and Pure Poppy inks with the solid stamps.  SO EASY to line up!  LOVE that!!!!  The sentiment I had in my stash.  It fits perfectly with the images.

 Make sure you check out the other DT members cards over at the Merry Monday challenge blog.

 I hope you will join us!  
Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Stamps:  Holiday Lyrics, Shoe Wardrobe 2nd Ed. Solid & Outline (The Ton)
Ink:  Pure Poppy, Soft Stone (PTI), Versafine Black
Paper:  Black, white

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Whimsy 12 Days of Christmas Event - Day 7

Hi everyone and welcome to Day 7 of the Whimsy
12 Days of Christmas Event


For all the details please visit the Whimsy Blog.

For my project today I created some bottle tags using Oh Christmas Tree & Tag It! Christmas.


I stamped and embossed the tree and words using gold embossing powder.  I then used my clear block, inked it up with Distress ink, spritzed with water and stamped on the tree.  I LOVE the water colored frame it created.  These are super simple and easy to create for those last minute gift ideas.

Thank you for visiting and make sure you go check out the Whimsy Blog to participate in this fun event!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Win the next Stamp of Approval Collection!!!!!


  You have a chance to WIN the next collection releasing in January!!  How?  It's easy!
You just create cards/tags etc. using the Holiday Magic Collection.
 Check out Catherine's post here for all the details and to link up.


I created a clean and simple, flat & easily mailable card using the Stamp of Approval Snowy Sayings & Holiday Flourishes stamp sets.  I stamped the leaves using green ombre inks to give a little dimension.  It is hard to tell in the photo, but I also stamped some of the flourishes on the card base in red for a tone on tone look.

I can't wait to see more inspiration using the Stamp of Approval Holiday Magic Collection over on Catherine's blog.

Click here to link up your SOA Holiday creations!


SEASONAL SALE AT ELLEN HUTSON!!!!

Shop with us Tuesday, December 15th through Friday, December 18th, 2015 and save 40% on items in our Seasonal Sale category 
only! 

Upon checkout please type in the following coupon code:
SeasonalSale
 


Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Stamps:  Snowy Sayings (SOA Holiday Magic by Cas-ual Fridays), Holiday Flourishes (SOA Holiday Magic by The Ton)
Ink:  Pure Poppy (PTI)
Paper:  Pure Poppy (PTI)

*Some Affiliate Links Used

Monday, December 14, 2015

Merry Monday #184


Hi everyone!
Time for another Merry Monday Challenge.
This week Lori challenges us to create a Christmas card with a baking theme.


This is a great challenge for this time of year.  I love to bake with my girls during the holidays and my mom always spoils us with her homemade donuts.  They are the best!!!  Her donuts inspired me to make this card. 
 Make sure you check out the other DT members cards over at the Merry Monday challenge blog.

 I hope you will join us!  
Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Stamps:  Gingerbread People (Clearly Whimsy)
Ink:  Early Espresso (SU)
Paper:  New Leaf, Pure Poppy (PTI)
Accessories:  Red/green twine (Lawn Fawn) 

*Some Affiliate Links Used


Thursday, December 10, 2015

'Tis the Season


Hi everyone!
Today's card uses stamps and dies from Clearly Whimsy Stamps as well as the Pattern of the Rings stencil by Winnie & Walter found in the SOA Friendship Collection.  I used the stencil to get perfect placement of my images.  I love using this stencil this way.  Makes creating a perfect background fast and easy. 

I am adding this over at Christmas Card Challenges.
Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Stamps:  Scandi Christmas, Tag It! Christmas (Clearly Whimsy Stamps)
Ink:  Pure Poppy (PTI)
Paper:  Crumb Cake (SU), Pure Poppy (PTI)
Accessories:  Fancy Ovals Tag (Clearly Whimsy Stamps), Pattern of the Rings Creative Screenings (Winnie & Walter)


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Rustic Christmas

Hi everyone!
  The newest challenge went live this morning over at StampNation
 We are creating cards with a Rustic Christmas feel.

Here's a peek at the DT's cards...

My card is on the top row, far right.
Members can view the challenge HERE!

Not a member yet?  



Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Merry Monday #183

Hi everyone!
Time for another Merry Monday Challenge.
This week I am your hostess and I challenge you to create a Christmas card with Candy Cane(s).


I am in love with this candy cane border stamp that came in the Stamp of Approval Holiday Magic Collection by Winnie & Walter.  The stars/snowflakes die & Sentiment were also in the collection.

  Make sure you check out the other DT members cards over at the Merry Monday challenge blog.


 I hope you will join us!  
Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Stamps:  Scenery: Holiday Trimmings (SOA byWinnie & Walter),  Snowy Sayings & Funky Flakes Fri-Dies (SOA by Cas-ual Fridays)
Ink:  Pure Poppy, New Leaf, Hawaiian Shores (PTI)
Paper:  Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper (SU), Black (PTI)