Saturday, August 20, 2016

pineapple party

We are definitely homebodies around here but our natural tendency to stay in on Friday nights has been compounded by Shaun's accident. While he is recovering this summer we are spending even more time staying in. I wanted to brighten Shaun's weekend a little bit and celebrate our new summer "normal" so I decided to throw us a silly little party, inspired by the new Essentials By Ellen Stay Golden stamp & die sets...
A little card for my guy...
A tag on a pineapple because its fun...
Pineapple confetti...
And a pineapple treat box...

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

essentials by ellen late summer 2016 hop!

Today is a super exciting day and I'm so glad you are here to join in the Essentials By Ellen Late Summer 2016 hop! You should be arriving from Jennifer McGuire's blog, jennifer mcguire ink

Today I'm beyond thrilled to show off some of the new Essentials By Ellen stamps and dies designed by the amazing Julie Ebersole! First up, the Stay Golden stamp set and coordinating die:

The largest pineapple from the set makes a great window in the front of a card! I paired it with gold embossing powder, Pink Fresh paper and flowers stamped in Distress Ink & watercolored. 

Next I played with the Lovely stamp set, full of amazing sentiments!

I LOVE the sentiment "you are enough"! I think it should be a daily reminder/mantra for everyone. I paired it with watercolored flowers from the Stay Golden die set and more gold embossing powder.

Before you go, there's one more awesome thing, yay! I also 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  To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on today’s post  by Tuesday, August 23rd!

There is also a crazy good Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, also by Tuesday, August 23rd

ALL winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, August 26thPlease check there on that date to see if you are a winner and for further details on claiming your prize!

Your next stop on the blog hop is Carolyn Peeler's blog, cut n' paste. If you get lost, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.

Have fun hoppin' along!


essentials by ellen late summer 2016 release:

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