Friday, July 12, 2019

Essentials by Ellen July Release Hop


The Ellen Hutson, LLC Design Ambassadors have been teasing all week … it's time to release the release with a fun Release Hop!  You should have arrived here from the fabulous, fun, gorgeous, and talented Kelly Griglione's blog!  [even more fab irl!] 

I have several cards to share... so let's keep this Hop hopping! 

Since I used Julie's Waves dies on yesterday's card, I'm shaking things up with Subbing In stamps, and dies today.  It's about a little blue jellyfish in the ocean, peeking into the Porthole of that submarine, and totally jelly of its fabulous interior design - I think he plotzed my shaker elements!


Wednesday I used the rooster from Good Egg stamps and dies to bring birthday fun to a friend … today I'm taking you into the hen-house, or might it be the dog-house for one of these chicks? ruh roh…
 
If you look really closely, you will notice a few 'chicken tracks' that I made using
one of Julie's Stitching Lines set! the walls of the coop using EBE Painted Stripes.
and those new Waves were dry embossed to create a little loft in the hay!
 
I just can't stop singing along with my little old ant from Tuesday's post and Life's a Picnic stamps and dies - he's got high hopes, and can do anything, with a little help from his [many] friends!
 
My inside thoughts:
'Even when the snacks are all gone!'
 


 Which brings us full-circle back to the very first peek on Monday -Brandi always fills her Leading Lady sets with oodles of fun little stamps... that penne pasta from Cooking Lady stamps and dies was just asking to be masked, and tossed into the colander!  Do we pun-loving girls stick together, or what?
 

My teensy little frame-cut was a bit of a leftover from cutting
the MFT Wonky Square from a bit larger piece of DP - both
 
So, there you go!  Thanks, so much, for hanging out with me this week!  It's time for me to send you off to the one and only Therese Calvird - let's face it... anything I can do she can do a million times better!! 
 
BUT before you go, please leave a comment - We've got super fun prizes!!!  One random & lucky commenter from all the hop-stops will win $25 to the EH shop, and one will win the whole July Essentials by Ellen release!!!  To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop!  Comment before Thursday, July 18th at 11:59pm PST.  Winners will be notified by email! 
 
=]  Michele
 
Here is the full list of Hop-mates!  HERE is my link to the EH shop for all of the new release products shared today - there is so much to love beyond what I could fit onto my cards in each set! 
 
Ardyth Percy-Robb 
Michele Ferguson  - you are here!
 
  

 



 








82 comments:

Kelsey Thomas said...

Your cards are so fun! :)

Karthikha said...

Wonderful set of cards!! Love the super fun hen card :)

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Love all your cards! I especially love those chickens and the little ants just kill me. Very cute!

Brenda McKinley said...

All your cards are so cute! I adore the submarine set! XO

Billie Sue Woolley said...

Great set of cards. I like the fish as a black and white background.

Barb Ghig said...

Fabulous showcase of the new goodies, Michele! Beautiful coloring and really fun card designs ~ More than a few are going on my wishlist! Time to shop :)

Dee Earnshaw said...

OMG you are so creative with this new release - so many designs and ideas - really love the 'penne for your thoughts' card!!

Kari D said...

Love how your always take stamps and dies up a level..... You have MORE than high hopes, or even pie in the sky(yyyy) hopes! You make your vision come to fruition! And we get to go along for the ride....MWAH❤️

Unknown said...

Your chicken cluck card is my new favorite 🐔🤣 So adorable!

Happy Dance said...

You've just got to stop! I just placed an order (more copics this time...) and I already want pretty much this whole release. You've showcased these stamps and dies perfectly. The color against the b&w in your shaker is so darn effective. Good wallpaper for a sub or a cruise ship. Coloring perfection on this and all your cards, I might add! Those chickens...I can hear them saying (like my kids used to say...) "not me!" Naughty children! Love the ramp you've created too, for your little anties. Cutie patootie card! Your last card is worth much more than a 'penne.' Hahahahaha. Sorry. Couldn't resist. What a great job on all of these. You've outdone even yourself! Love 'em. Have a wonderful weekend. xo Bev

Mona said...

I love your shaker card! All cards are so creative! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

Cat Craig said...

Michele you are magical showcasing this release. I know you said release the release but I read and heard in my head kracken...lol. I Love your shaker, and jelly jellyfish. Too cute. Great seeing the rest of the cards again too. SUch great release.

StarSpry said...

Your cards are great! I love the ants carrying off food from the picnic. :)

wilson.marie65 said...

Adorable cards

Maureen Reiss said...

Super fun and cute!!!

Christine_sz said...

I love your how your mind works ... using that stitching die to create chicken tracks! I really love your "what the cluck" card!

Janet D. said...

Fantastic coloring on all of your cards! Love them all!

Lisa Petrella said...

Awesome cards! So clever and super fun! I especially love the one using Subbing In and the one using Good Egg---my two favorites from this release!!!

KimC said...

Loved all of these cards, but especially the black and white fish surrounding the color window of the first card. So great!

MadeByMeghanK said...

These are all so fun! I love the chickens! Great coloring!

see mary stamp said...

Wonderful cards. So much fun. Love the parade of picnic ants.

It’s a Card Knock Life said...

I love them all! The last one was so cute, I love a punny sentiment.

Joyce said...

Love all of these super fun cards.

Kim Potts said...

Really cute scene cards! My fav is the porthole scene with that adorable jelly fish. That sentiment makes me laugh because my girls used to say that all the time when they were younger. :)

Jenny K. said...

Your chicken card is THE best and your repeat stamping with the Sub set is wonderful! So many great ideas! Thank you!

BetsyTurek said...

You really went to town. Thanks for so many inspirations. Love the repeat stamping on the porthole. The extra details on the chicken tracks is wonderful.

Brebda said...

Such talent! Thank you for sharing. I think I've found my favorite of Julies' stamp and die sets.
Brenda West

Claudette S said...

Very cute card. Like how you made a background with the fish.

Lisa Elton said...

I love everything you've done for this new release Michele, and this line up is so darn cute! What the cluck, LOL and that army of ants. Bravo!

SmilynStef said...

Those fish lips are just too fun.

Shelly Rasske said...

Wonderful cards and your coloring is great!

Andre M. said...

Such a fun batch of cards. The fish pattern on the first is fab and it's so creative to have the ants taking away the food. Fantastic inspiration with these sweet products.

Edith Demshar said...

These are just adorable! Love the fish lips! Thanks so much for sharing!

Denise Kitts-Wadlow said...

Hahahahahahaha!!! This whole release is so much fun, and your cards are adorable, but I just love, love, LOVE those cute little ants carrying the picnic snacks off!!! I nearly laughed myself silly over that one! TFS

FD91354 said...

Just love this release, especially the Leading Lady stamps. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing and taking the 'time'.

Jennifer said...

Fantastic ideas!!! Love your creative style

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! Love the fun scene with the porthole window! And the chickens are just adorable! Great release!

Gab said...

Really really fun cards!!

Bonnie said...

I feel like going on a picnic today! Well, maybe an indoor picnic. Fantastic, fun designs, my friend!

Jeanne said...

Such fabulosity. I just made it up, so it must be a word. I am in awe of your cleverness and creativity, my friend. Wow, wow, WoW! I'm singing along with your and your ant and his friends. Clucking over the busted egg and giggling over the guy peeking in. So much goodness!

Mac Mable said...

You sure have shown off the stamps to perfection Michele....Fabulous inspiration and such fabulous cards. The ants made me smile x Love your designs, your little scenes and the funny sentiments x

Debbie Rumpza said...

Awesome cards! I especially love the way you colored your chickens!

Renee M said...

You've sure been busy creating cards! These stamp sets and your cards are so fun :)

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Ohh Wow you have created some cool cards with the new stamps n dies ! Loved them specially first two..quirky and modern !

mom2five said...

I love them all!!!

Mary Holshouser said...

Funtastic cards.
Love the black/white stripes
on the first card, the
picnic that extends to the
back of the card. What the
cluck is darling. I don't
think you'd pay a penne for
my thoughts - not very deep.
thanks for sharing a great
group of cards.
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anita in France said...

Gosh, Michele, you've created such a brilliant showcase ... not just here but all week! I'm not going to even try to choose a favourite from among this quartet because they all are ... those monochrome fish around the fun porthole ... the brilliant colouring and fabulous detailing in the hen house ... the cute, high hopes wrap around picnic ... and that scrummy penne, beautifully presented against the lovely pp layers! A triumph, my friend! Hugs, Anita :)

Bobby said...

No wonder you've been busy, Michele. Your mind must have been in overdrive to create all these inventive cards. Those chickens are a riot and the jellyfish shaker terrific but it's the "across the whole back of the card" ant picnic that really wowed me! Spectacular cards all!!!

JudyK said...

Such talent and creativity you posses....I'm jealous!!! Awesome cards!!!

Kim Heggins said...

WOW...so much cuteness here!!! Love it all.

Brenda said...

Wow, all of your cards are simply amazing Michele! I so love the jelly fish looking in the porthole of the sub. So cute! I had to laugh at the hen house one, it does indeed look like the inside of a hen house. Love how you have colored those hens up too, they have such texture and great colors. Especially love the hen tracks. The picnic basket card just makes me smile and of course you can't have summer without a picnic or picnic basket with ants! Cute the way you have wrapped the scene around to the back of the card. And your last card is just so pretty with those beautiful papers and colors. Two of my favorites....ok, I know I love all colors, but I am really partial to greens and yellows. Love the play on words as well. Great job show casing all these stamp/die sets! Hugs, Brenda

Teri S. said...

Oh my goodness, I'd so love to win this release!! There are so many aspects of it that I just love! It's versatile, to say the least. I adore the hen house card you made. What a hoot! And the ants carrying the slice of watermelon at the picnic, such a giggle. Also anything to do with the ocean is right up my alley as that is my favourite place to be, sitting looking at & listening to it, floating on it in a boat, or better yet, swimming in it. What a fabulous release Ellen.

Susan B. said...

Everything is this release is so cute but your Ant card caught my eye on instagram! Good luck �� to me, lol. Good luck to everyone.

Nora Noll said...

WOW!! Your cards all ROCK!!! I especially love your little "addition" sentiment on the inside of that picnic card!!! And your use of the chicken stamps-oh so FUN!!!! I love your use of the stitched dies on it too!! I would LOVE to win this release!!

deedster said...

Wow wow wow... these cards are A-Mazing! You really did this new release justice Michele. It’s hard to pick a favourite but since I’m in love with those darned sea creatures I’d have to say the porthole one. So glad I ‘stopped in’ LOL Great work 👏

conil said...

FINALLY! Enough of the torture of sneaks. Just sitting here enjoying all the details and fun of all your cards. Love me some snark and puns and each of these make me happy. Great release and what you've done with it is phenomenal.

brinkleyboy said...

I can never wait to see how these wonderful creations were made...a week seems to get longer and longer! These cards are such a great way to showcase how wonderful this release is! Thanks for the inspiration. I would love to win the whole release!

MiamiKel said...

What a fun cache of cards in this super line up! I'm going up and down and up and down the creen to see them all again and again and not miss a single detail - each one is THAT cute! Those chickens are just darling ~ so en vogue right now, too! Love your classic cardmaking style - very modern and elegant! TFS!

JulieP said...

You know how much I love these! Those chicken scratches are so clever. Gonna have to borrow that idea. Those hens are on their way to FL right now. 😄

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: Such pretty cards. I love the shaker card. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

Papercraft Boutique said...

Superb collection of the fun, creative, and wonderfully designed cards, Michele! Love the fish stamped fun design paper panel, the realistic coloring of the chickens, the clever use of the stitching line die, the surprise continuation of the picnic image, and the great framing!
Ellen must be so happy to see your fantastic showcasing of the new release.
Hideko xx

wilson.marie65 said...

Love all of your cards. Just amazing

Amy C. said...

I love all the fun sentiments with these new sets! Thanks for sharing your pretty cards.

Mary-Anne V said...

Wonderful cards I especially like the porthole and how you wrapped around the images on the picnic card.

Lieschen said...

Love your cards :). My favorite is the one we’re you use the Good Egg stamp set. I think I might have to get that set, there’s so much fun that can be created with it ;)

~amy~ said...

Oh my goodness, I love them all! That shaker card though...sooooo fabulous. I've been totally smitten by black + white panels and an added shaker, doesn't get much better than that!

Lagene said...

Awesome release! I love your creations, especially the Porthole shaker card!

Julie said...

Loving your cards the picnic one and chicken one are my favs so cute!!

Cheryl Rigney said...

Such a fabulous set of cards!! Using Julie's Stitching Lines as the chicken tracks was an awesome idea. Very creative!!

Lisa Byers said...

Such a delicious display of cards!! What wonderful designs showcasing Ellen’s new shamp sets!! Thank you for sharing!!

K. Eley said...

Love all your cards! Makes me want the whole release even more!! The underwater sets and the chickens are by far my favorite though!

Sue D said...

These are all so fun and clever with special details.

Sharron said...

These are all so amazing!! Those little ocean critters are adorable and the porthole die should be a must-have for so many designs. And what charming chickens--love your designs and your 'tracks' are a brilliant idea. Lots of fun and puns will all of the new products!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

How fun!

DJ said...

Love the jellyfish peering through the porthole. That is such a cute and clever card. The chicks are cute too. Love them all!

Cynthia Cole said...

You made so many wonderful cards using the new release! Great job!

JMN said...

You have made so many wonderful cards for this release and they are all fun and fabulous and definitely put a smile on my face. Thanks.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Your cards -one better than the next - but you sure got me with those chicken and the submarine! A sheer delight!

Kathy Dippner said...

Wonderful cards! So very whimsical.

Jeanne Beam said...

Such fantastic cards! They are fun and creative.
Thanks for sharing...

Lauryne Cunningham said...

All of your cards are so darn cute! These stamp sets and funny sentiments are just the best and you did a great job showcasing them!

TK said...

Adorable cards, Michele! Puns are awesome, aren't they?