Monday, September 9, 2019

Evelin T Designs September Release

Hi Folks! Welcome to the second-ever release blog hop for Evelin T Designs! You may have come from my dear friend Annette's blog, but if not please feel free to start at the beginning with none other than Evelin T Designs.

First up is a scene with the All Hallow’s Cuteness set. The little mushroom-kitty patienly waiting for some candy to be dropped in her jack-o-lantern totally got me! After stamping and coloring the kitty and mushrooms, I masked them and started blending ink for the background.

I ended up stamping the leaf images several times in the background to complete this fall scene.

There's a second Halloween set to choose from, called It's Boo-tastic! I had to pick the mummy-bunny : ) Aside from being adorable, for anyone who's not super into coloring, this is perfect! Just a few sections of fur and you're done.

I made a mask for this one as well and did some sponging and spattering for the background. The stars, speech bubble and sentiment are also part of this set (as well as a bunch of other critters!)

There are also a few Christmas sets available, like All is Calm. Some of you may remember the popular Sneaky Kitties set from the first release ... this is very similar with a large, detailed illustration featured in the set. On this card I've only used a portion of the illustration, as it is sized to fill a landscaped card front.

I played around with the color schemes for all the details in the illustration, and ended up with a few more cards. Love all the different sentiments as well!

This is one of my favorites ... those darling bears! I watercolored them and cut them out so they could skate on the smooshed-ink frozen pond.

The little sprigs of mistletoe worked out well to bracket the sentiment, and then I just put some red dots in the middle for berries.

The Warm Winter Wishes set has several holiday critters. You can also use them for non-holiday cards, like this one. I think he would be perfect for birthday, get well, thinking of you, thank you, whatever you need.

This guy was watercolored on a small panel, which was then wrapped with some twine and mounded on the card base.

Totally not holiday-looking at all. And totally adorable!

Finally, Good Tidings To You is another darling holiday set with lots of cheery critters to pick from. For this card I picked all the present-carrying critters ... a kitty and two mice (one of them I repeated).

Who needs Santa in a sleigh when you've got a kitty and three not-so-blind mice?!

As you can see, I really enjoyed this latest release from Evelin T Designs! So many different critters to choose from. I probably could have created some sort of giant circus or something if I went through all the sets!

One lucky person will stand a chance to win a $25 gift certificate, all you have to do is hop along each stop & leave a comment along the way to be entered to win! You have until Sunday, Sept 22nd at 11:59pm PST to leave a comment. For extra chances to win, please leave a separate comment on this post letting us know that you just followed us on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.
Winners will be posted on the Evelin T Designs GIVEAWAY PAGE on Tuesday, Sept 24th. You must check this page & claim your prize within 2 weeks.

Since they are a new company, and you might not have all their info yet, here are all the different ways to stay connected with Evelin T Designs:

This is the final stop in the hop ... thanks for stopping by! Sure hope you enjoyed your time here!

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Essentials by Ellen September Release Blog Hop - Super Cute!

Hi Folks! Oh the cuteness in the Essentials by Ellen September release! You likely have already been wowed by the magical things that Emily does, but if not, feel free to start at the beginning with Ardyth.

I honestly had no idea how much I needed to add dinos to my stamp collection until playing with these guys. This smaller set is Dinomite Halloween and it features this adorable dino who loves to carry things (the coordinating die will cut out the little dino hands for you!)

Although the accessories are mostly Halloween related, you can have this guy carry any of the smaller items from the All Inside Bear, or many of the Leading Lady sets. Here he's got his trick-or-treat jack-o-lantern, which I've enhanced with some glossy accents.

The sentiments are really clever too! Hey GHOULfriend had me cracking up, as well as #squadghouls.

The other must-have dino set is Dinomite Christmas. Here the dino/Godzilla has taken it upon himself to decorate the entire city for Christmas!

I love that the mini string of lights happened to fit the buildings from the Big City Die just perfectly! And the thought of Godzilla coming down Michigan Ave in Chicago with a giant ornament in his hand (wearing a Santa hat) ... hahaha!

I loved that scene so much that I decided to make another one, only this time I was going for the look of a Far Side cartoon ... do you see it? The Fa Ra Ra Ra Rawr looked like a caption so I thought I'd build the scene by tracing the Landscape and Big City dies, and then stamping the rest.

It felt odd making a card with no color on it, but I really like how it turned out!

Either one of these Christmas cards would be perfect for a man or a teen!

Although Dinomite Christmas comes with lots of fun Christmas accessories, there are four dinosaurs in the set, making it useful all year round. Here's a birthday card I made which would be perfect for many of my little nieces or nephews. I watercolored the dinos with the Catherine Pooler Inks.

The hilly terrain is from the Landscape dies and the "grass" is from Wonky Backdrops. I also borrowed some party supplies from Backyard Party and Everyday Doodles. Did you notice the secondary sentiment in the bottom right corner? Raptor present for ya? Hahaha!!!

My other favorite set from this release is Spaceout, which has this fun rocket, as well as an assortment of planets, aliens, space ship, stars, and of course cute sentiments like this one!

I wanted to make the rocket ship really blast off, so I created another wobbler, like the ringing phone from the latest Altenew release.Wanna see?

Just wrap some wire around a pencil 6-7 times, then tape one end to the card and the other end to the rocket. Done!

One of the things that really sidetracked me was not the mechanics of the card, but who should be driving the rocket ship! I interviewed several different candidates, as you can see on the bottom of this photo, and gave them all a turn to drive ...

Here they all are. All inside bear, the chipmunk and owl from Backyard Party, and a dog from the Leading Lady Dog Lady set. What do you think, did I hire the right captain? I liked the chipmunk's enthusiasm with his fist in the air, but that owl looks awfully smart and capable too.

Also, did you notice the background is a new die called Constellation Background? Just perfect for a scene like this, and so many others. One final note on this card, the wire spring collapses flat so you can easily stick this into an envelope.

I had another idea for this card using just the bottom portion of the rocket ship, and the "look at you take off" sentiment.

The rocket ship is watercolored with the Catherine Pooler Inks, and the planet is just a circle die that's been inked and stamped with some of the circles from Wonky Backgrounds. I think those circles make great craters on the planet!

The punny sentiments in this set really help make it quite versatile, from planet-ing a visit, to taking off, and five other super cute sayings I haven't seen before. I will definitely be using this set a lot!

Here's a quick reminder of all the cards from this post ... lots of fun in the craft room represented in this photo!

Be sure to stop by the Ellen Hutson blog and comment on all the daily sneak peek posts for a chance to win the entire release!!

Now it's my pleasure to send you to my dear friend Erica who I know has fabulous things to share with you!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies used (including affiliate links, which are no cost to you. Thanks a bunch for your support!!):

Dinomite Christmas By Brandi Kincaid, Essentials By Ellen Clear Stamps

Dinomite Christmas By Brandi Kincaid, Essentials By Ellen Designer Dies

Dinomite Halloween By Brandi Kincaid, Essentials By Ellen Clear Stamps

Dinomite Halloween By Brandi Kincaid, Essentials By Ellen Designer Dies

Space Out By Brandi Kincaid, Essentials By Ellen Clear Stamps

Space Out By Brandi Kincaid, Essentials By Ellen Designer Dies

Constellation Background, Essentials By Ellen Designer Dies

Landscapes by Julie Ebersole, Essentials By Ellen Designer Dies

Big City by Julie Ebersole, Essentials By Ellen Designer Dies

Winterscapes by Julie Ebersole, Essentials By Ellen Clear Stamps

Wonky Backdrops By Julie Ebersole, Essentials By Ellen Clear Stamps

Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents

Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen

My Sweet Petunia Mini MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool (6-1/8 X 7)

Life Changing Blender Brush - 4 Piece Broad, Picket Fence Studios (LCB-4)

Juniper Mist, Catherine Pooler Ink Pad

Black Jack, Catherine Pooler Ink Pad

Royal Treatment, Catherine Pooler Ink Pad

Queen For A Day, Catherine Pooler Ink Pad

Sugared Lavender, Catherine Pooler Ink Pad

Bellini, Catherine Pooler Ink Pad

Peppermint Scrub, Catherine Pooler Ink Pad

Eucalyptus, Catherine Pooler Ink Pad

Green Tea, Catherine Pooler Ink Pad

Sauna, Catherine Pooler Ink Pad

Backyard Party by Brandi Kincaid, Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps

Everyday Doodles by Julie Ebersole, Essentials By Ellen Clear Stamps

20 Gauge, Darice Cloth Covered Stem Wire

Mondo Oak Leaf By Brandi Kincaid, Essentials By Ellen Clear Stamps

Hard Candy Christmas By Brandi Kincaid, Essentials By Ellen Clear Stamps

Dress-Up Days By Brandi Kincaid, Essentials By Ellen Clear Stamps

Mondo Oak Leaf By Brandi Kincaid, Essentials By Ellen Designer Dies

Hard Candy Christmas By Brandi Kincaid, Essentials By Ellen Designer Dies

Dress-Up Days By Brandi Kincaid, Essentials By Ellen Designer Dies