Tuesday, November 21, 2017

It's a birthday hop!


Ellen Hutson, LLC is celebrating 11 years!  Hooray!!  I'm honored to have received an invitation!

We were asked to use our FAVORITE Essentials by Ellen set - now you know I have MANY, right?  It was actually pretty simple for me, as I've used my favorite SO many times, in SO many fun ways... take a look back with me:

Drummers Drumming:



Ladies Dancing, Lords leaping:



Geese laying:



French Hens SO MANY times!!





This one, inspired by a Crate & Barrel kitchen towel is my absolute FAVORITE! 


Calling birds:





... along with Turtle doves, and that pear-bearing Partridge, too:



If you haven't guessed my favorite yet: Twelve Days! 

So happy to reach for it again today ... cue the confetti, and the music!

Inside:  ... on, or off the dancefloor!
[wish you could see how perfect their timing is!]
 
Now, could we celebrate without a little bubbly?  I have a NEW favorite for this Christmas-card-making season:  Modern Christmas ... I do love to have my way with Julie's fun sets:
 
 
Happiest anniversary, Ellen!!!
with love, to you ... and everyone who
is a part of your fabulous team!
 
Now, off you go to the wonderful Chari Moss' place where the party continues... thanks for stopping by!
 
=]  Michele
 
A few other party-players:
 


146 comments:

Debra Rumpza said...

Oh my goodness. I love your funny cards today! Love the French hen!

Jackie Parkins said...

These are fabulous! I think my favorite is the "chicken...egg..." one - too cute!

cm said...

You truly are an ambassador of EH products, my friend! Your 12 Days showcases are sheer delights; so enjoyed seeing second - or in some cases, fifth, helpings! The dancing shoes have sparked a sudden desire to two-step around my kitchen island; love it! And your bubbly version of Modern Christmas...what else can I say but: toasting and cheering your ingenuity! Awesome-ness!!
Hugs~c

LauraJane:) said...

LOVE your creative humor, EVERY single TIME!

sentsue said...

You do a great job with white space. My favorite kind of card. Great job!

Pati said...

AH! Thanks for the smile this morning! So creative, what fun cards!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Love the cards! You've highlighted the wittiness of Essentials by Ellen so well!

brinkleyboy said...

I'd have to agree with you! That set is fabulous and your cards are wonderfully funny and fun! I have not seen this set and it is now a wish list item!!!

Tracy A said...

Love your funny cards. They are very clever.

Carol Didier said...

Michele... you are tres creative! Twelve days is one of my faves, too.

Nicole Maki said...

Oh my goodness! You made me see this stamp set in a completely different light. Fabulous!!!

Mary Holshouser said...

Chickens and birds are sometimes hard
to use for greeting cards. You solved
that dilemma so well. Fantastic cards.
thanks for sharing.

lrzepeda said...

Lol adorable cards! Love them

donna mikasa said...

Now I'm wondering why I never picked up this set! Of course, I would need your genius mind to come up with these--and the last card is the cleverest!

Deborah Kaye said...

Fabulous cards! That champagne glass out of the tree and bow is BRILLIANT!

conil said...

Monkey clapping all over my craft area...this was such a joy to scroll through. You have, most definitely, used all this set's cuteness to the hilt. The "dancing" shoes had me hugging myself...I was totally in awe. Then topping it off with the champagne made this visit perfect.

Scrapperdipper said...

Your cards crack me up. They are fantastic, and I love how you show how versatile that stamp set is!!! The "Just Chicken In" is my fav!

Dotty Jo x said...

Wow, these are gorgeous! what a great set - you've used it to the max, Jo x

~amy~ said...

Michele, so fabulous and so you. I always enjoy your sense of humor and sense of style.

Betty Keefe said...

love love how you used the 12 days of christmas stamps - so clever!

Tracey McNeely said...

So fun to take a walk back with you and your Ellen Creations! Yup no question this is your set! Love the cards you made today with Modern Christmas, I love that set too!

Barbara said...

So cute. I love all your "punny" cards today! CLEVER!

Donna said...

Oh, you are so clever. Love the way your brain works. 🙂😁

Marianne said...

These are amazing cards.

Sandy said...

You have a very creative mind and think outside the box. Great cards, who would have thought to turn the Christmas tree upside down and make it into a New Year's card.

Sue McRae said...

All these cards are charmingly delightful! You've really showcased this stamp set perfectly!

mtscrapgal said...

You made good use of the 12 days stamps. Cute cards.

SkyPixie17 said...

WoW! You really make the case for using a Christmas set all year long! Love them!

gabriella said...

I live the sole mates card

Cynthia Cole said...

So many great cards!

Geri Stuart said...

Terrific pairing of images and expressions! Love these cards!

Lueyes said...

Great cards and so clever with the puns! I love them.

Unknown said...

What a wicked sense of humor you have. LOVE!! Great cards, done with delightful imagination!
Lu C

A Tad Bit Off said...

Love them!

Renee M said...

These are all so stinkin cute and creative--I especially like the chicken ones! You have great thinking-outside-of-the-box skills :)

Lisa Elton said...

Oh yes ma'am, these have beautiful you written ALL over them!! Each and every one brings a smile. The final card...brilliant use of those images...brilliant!!

SmilynStef said...

Oh my word, I'm totally looking at that set with total new appreciation ... the blah blah blah card is so fun.

Susanne Vargas said...

Since I've been one of your fans for a while I knew what your favorite stamp set is, hehe. But you have to find a fun way to use those five golden rings... And how clever are the two new cards you made with it! You are simply amazing!

Eileen M said...

What terrific ideas! Fun, fun, fun!

Julie Steed said...

Holy moly...a plethora of delightful cards!!

Wendy Little said...

What cute cards. I love how you created them. TFS.

Humbelle said...

Love all the puns!!

Laura Chiesa said...

I love puns! These cards are amazing!! So fun!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, I'd have never thought that I could use the stamp set in these ways! Your choice of the sentiments is so clever. You're amazing, Michele! The last one is such a great card for Ellen! Hideko

Gwen said...

Your cards are awesome! Love the "chicken in" ones! Great inspiration!

Momcat said...

Awesome fun cards! Love your creativity with these.

Memories by Manda said...

Your cards are so punny! (Sorry couldn't resist adding a pun to my comment). They crack me up.

Karen Tomisato Kanda said...

Drummers Drumming CAS card reminds me of 2PM's song HeartBeat! Listen To My HeartBeat...

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh wow, beautiful and unique!

Holly Saveur said...

SUPER fun cards!!

Holly said...

Adorable cards! I LOVE the anniversary card the best!

M Strach said...

Fabulous cards!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Awesome funny cards!!! They're all adorable!!!

Chriss Blagrave said...

OhMyGoodness! So much fun to revisit these creative works of yours and I absolutely LOVE the two new installments. The dance steps...you are SO creative!
Have a great day, dear friend 😘XOX

Patt H. said...

Your cards are all fabulous! Love the cute sayings, the many different ways to use just one stamp set & your super creativity.
The dancing shoes is my favorite. ( I think!) I love them all though. Thanks for sharing.

Karen D. said...

wow...stunning lineup of cards...you are amazing.
xx Karen

Jeanne said...

Fantastic array of cards that showcase your creativity to the max! Wow! Gotta love your style. And it continued with the current card. Wow, Michele, you are amazing!

lostinpaper said...

You have made every single card shine Michele!

Dee Ann Matthews said...

What clever, unique set of cards using the clever 12 days of Christmas set! It can be used for all occasions with a little bit of creative thinking!

V Hamen said...

You made me smile. Such cute sassy cards. Thanks so much.

Michele K. Henderson said...

This IS a fun stamp set, and as usual, I am amazed at the many creative ideas you keep coming up with! Love all your inspiration!

Scrapbook13 said...

I love the clean look of all your cards!!

Franka M. said...

The "just chicken in" sentiment is hilarious. My 11 year old loves puns and she can't stop giggling at these cards. They are all fabulous.

Chris Handy said...

Darling cards. Just adorable

happyscrap said...

Homerun on the 12 days stamp set!! Your creativity and wit - AWESOME!! Really really fun every card...thank you.

Dee Earnshaw said...

lov the simplicity off these lovely cards:)

sabbycat said...

So cute!! Who knew chickens could be so adorable??

Isabel Z said...

I love blog hops b/c they inspire me to create. Thank you to all of the talented artists for sharing their beautiful creations.

Denise Bryant said...

So many fun cards! Love those cute chickens!

Megan said...

Holy smokes, you were on a roll! :) The French hens crack me up!

Michelle2ls said...

and THIS is why you remain one of my main crafty Sheros!! You're creative brain is incredible.

Carol ScrappyDayz said...

OMG your cards are super cute! Brought a smile to my face!

Beth said...

Pretty clever use of this set! Love the inspiration from Crate and Barrel. I save many pics where I find color and design ideas. :)

Kdennison said...

Love the creativity of your cards ... such clever use of the sentiments and images! Thanks for inspiring.

Amy M. said...

OMG so may cards to love!!! You have outdone yourself <3

Margery C said...

So much fun trying to figure out your favorite sets. The chickens are my favorite.

Glorie said...

So fun! That's a great card set.

Brenda said...

I have to say I adore them all Michele! But my two favorite's are the "Hi, just checkin' in" and the Anniversary "soul mates" one. You amaze me my friend! Hugs, Brenda

Janet D. said...

Your cards are darling...I have this stamp set, you have given me so much inspiration!

Louanne said...

Amazing - wonderful cards!

Lucy E. said...

What fun and adorable cards!
I love how you used that set for
non Christmas cards :-)

pcm said...

i adore those chicken cards!

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

These are all amazing. I was just looking at that set the other day & am ashamed to say I've never used it. Thanks for the inspiration!

Amy McCue said...

I love all these pun-y cards!

Olga Matyushevskaya said...

Clean and simple! Cool!

Robyn said...

Great use of this stamp set!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cute and fun cards Michele. Love the stitched edges, the sweet images... wonderful designs!

paper heart scissors said...

Oh they are all so great! What I also love about this was that it really shows how your creativity has grown over time as well. Your cards just keep getting better and better!

Cindy said...

Love your adorable and fun cards!

Pat McCleary said...

So much fun!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Gosh you sure made a lot of brilliant cards using this fabulous holiday stamp set and none of them are holiday cards. I love to see versatility in a stamp range and you've nailed it!!!

Patty said...

Hilarious fun cards....made me chuckle!!

Renee VanEpps said...

Wow, these are amazing!!! Like I would purchase some of these cards they're so awesome!

Tami B said...

My goodness, you gave us so many great cards to look (& chuckle) at. There are some really cute & creative ideas in them.

Iris said...

Super cute cards - love those chickens.

Marcia said...

These cards are so much fun!! Love what you created around these humorous sentiments!

Edy said...

Love the card with the little houses, Michele!!

Sharron said...

This is definitely YOUR set!! ! Love when you get it out to play! Please don't ask me to pick a favorite as they are all so wonderfully creative and fun1

Ruby N said...

these are clever and cute!

Barb Ghig said...

CONGRATS on being part of the hop, Michele!!! You go, girl!!!
I may be slightly late for the party, but I'm so glad I stopped by before bed...what a FABULOUS collection of cards! Every one of them is perfectly charming and super creative! Thanks so much for making me smile...this is such a great post :)

Carolee McCaslin said...

WOW I LOVE all your fun cards!!!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Wow! What an awesome collection of fun cards! Thanks for all of the inspiration!

Christine said...

Such cute imaginative cards! Love the slider with the shoes - genius.

Anita in France said...

I'm so happy you were invited to join in the EH 11th Anniverary Blog Hop, Michele ... for you (cause you're so amazing!) and for us (cause we get to see more of your creativity!) ... congratulations! What a delight to have a review of all the delicious, cute, clever cards you've created with 12 Days ... I don't need to tell you which of them are my favourites now do I! Genius use of your new favourite for the champagne flute ... now, weren't we talking champagne?! Hugs, Anita :)

Cat Craig said...

You were the reason I bought that sent this past summer. Love seeing your reruns and the new as well.

Kristie Goulet said...

You totally know how to rock this stamp set! WOW!! Awesome job!!!

JanetB said...

I love the Twelve days of Christmas stamp set, and I love how you used them. Great inspiration!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Wow !! This is such a wonderful range of cards !!

Karthikha said...

Wow! That's an amazing set of creations! Each one is superb and lovely! Thanks for sharing with us :)

dinosaur said...

Ha ha! I loved these cards. Made me smile!

Greta said...

You are so creative! What incredible cards!

Jeannean said...

Yes, so many great cards from this one set!! I love your CAS style!

Karenajo said...

Love your comical cards - that stamp set is super! Thanks for sharing such creative ideas !

Sue LD said...

Your cards are so clever!

Dixie Cochran said...

What a treat to see all these terrific cards! I love, love, love your Crate and Barrel inspired card.

D.Ann C said...

SO much FUN!! I love the sole mates pun!!

Stef Perry said...

You are just amazing, love all the clever ways you used that stamp set! So fun and such wonderful inspiration!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Love these clever cards, so fun and cheerful! Love that French hen!

luvhymns said...

Such clever cards. Love them all!

Cindy K said...

How have I never seen this stamp set? Love the funny images, and the cute puns! "Sole Mates" with shoes! Love it!

jan metcalf said...

Oh my gosh, what a fabulous array of cards!!

Diane (fionna51) said...

Oh, those chickens! They're keepers...just perfect!

Judie said...

I LOVE THESE PUN-FUL CARDS!!! Amazing creations!!!!

Julie Steed said...

Wow, these are so fun! Well done!

Bobby said...

Those dancing shoes have me tapping my toes, Michele. The wine glass from a tree is so creative and perfect for an anniversary card.

maria f. said...

A wonderful walk down memory lane! Great creations, including your creative "toast" to EH.

Kari V. said...

So playful and fun! You rock that set!

Francine D said...

Blah, Blah, Blah, .. too cute. Love all the various you've made.. Too darn cute!

Danielle Vincent said...

EEEeee...you've made me look at that stamp set in a whole new way! I especially love the chicken card inspired by your towel. Every one of your creations is fantastic! Thank you!

Joy Meadows said...

LOVE all of your cards, Michelle! So cute and so CAS, which isn't as easy as it may seem.

Andrea Hastilow said...

Thank you for doing all these cards, I am loving the sense of humor to them it matches mine a lot, the romantic cards were my absolute favourite, especially the drum set, brilliant x

Crafty Math Chick said...

These are all so cute! I am really impressed what a terrific job you did using so many images in this set - really showed off it's versatility!

Lieve said...

Thanks to this blog hop, I came across your blog. I sure will come back; your cards are so funny and great. They put a smile on my face; thank you !
And I love the way you used the Christmas stamp set.

Anonymous said...

Too cute...

Andrea D. La Vigne said...

I have the 12 Days set, and have never really done much with it, for lack of inspiration. I am so glad I came across this post! Definitely pinning for future inspiration! I especially love the card with the multiple French hens. Tfs! :) ~ Andrea

Linda M said...

Your cards are so clever, creative and cute!

Ericka Strange said...

Wow so many great cards! Great job and I love all the chickens!

Larissa Heskett said...

Such SWEET Cards!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Karren said...

Delightful cards, Michele! I absolutely adore the one with all the hens - too much fun!

Helen Budz said...

Oh my! What an incredible collection of card designs. What better way to celebrate Ellen's anniversary! tfs

Mary-Anne V said...

What a great variety of cards...love them!

Jodi Wayman said...

Adorablely fun cards, love them

Vivian C. said...

Love the touch of whimsy your cards have and how you have taken a Christmas set and repurposed it for so many other occasions.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

So many clever set for this set! Love them all!

NicoleN said...

Clever and cute! Got such a chuckle out of your cards.

Eliz Stewart said...

Well...you should be feeling the love on this post! And no wonder...the cards are fabulous...the slider is beyond words!