Sunday, March 8, 2020

Essentials by Ellen March 2020 Release!


I'm super excited to be hopping with the Ellen Hutson Design Ambassadors - there are SO many wonderful new March Release products in the Shop today … we each have chosen our favorites to play with, so be sure to stop by for a visit at each stop - by the way, there are prizes* to be had if you do!

My choices took me where my heart would be happiest... a wonderful new addition to the Mondo collection to color any way my heart desires, and a FUN pun-y little pup called Clever Sausage - of course he's a Wiener dog!  Let's start with him, before he gets blown away...

 Please drop by my Instagram feed @mfergu01 to see him in action!
 
He was stamped with Black Licorice ink onto Neenah Desert Storm cardstock, Copic colored, and cut with his coordinating dies, but our EBE Swing n Slide die provides the skateboard action part... and
EBE's Abstract Paint Strokes for the pfffffts of the deflating balloon which cause the lateness of his birthday wishes-
could it be more fun?!  It's also a fun 3.5" x 8.5" size!
 
 
Ok. I suppose I'd better get a bit serious for a moment … there's a gorgeous new Mondo!
is fun to color in so many ways.  Today, I added simple water coloring with Distress inks [Vintage photo, Rusty Hinge, Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, and Pumice Stone, to be exact] on my Neenah card base.  Succulent Sentiments
has some seriously wonderful words for many occasions.
 
 Our High Five quote bubble die can indicate
there's more to come... on the inside...
 
 
Okay, it's time to hop along -  thanks tons for stopping here today!  =]  Michele
 
* Here's the fun part:  One random & lucky commenter will win $25 to the EH shop and one will win the whole March 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, March 12th at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be notified by email.   Here is the full list, with links to each DA:


80 comments:

Rhonda Rae Clary said...

Wow, I love all of your cards. You are so creative Michele. Thank you for the inspirations.

Joy Meadows said...

Such innovative cards, Michele! Love the first one and the colors of the second one are really great!

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a fun slider card, Michele! The dog with deflating balloon is perfect for a belated birthday card. Thinking of using the paint brush stroke for the pffffts is so clever.
Love the muted color combo of the succulents card! I'll definitely go and shop the new release. :-)
Hideko xx

Malaika said...

Your slider card is so cute!!! Great idea.

Lynn Hill said...

I love the little slider card. I just ordered a slider set so that I can make slider cards too! Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

Peggy said...

Your cards are so-o-o cute. I love the skating dog. Thank you for sharing.

My Red Hen said...

The succulent is beautiful but that wiener dog is adorable

Kristi H. said...

I'm pinning the succulent card. It's such a different take and so well done! Thank you for sharing.

Michele K. Henderson said...

OMG this sweet little dachshund dog made me laugh out load! I love the interactive element, and of course, you made him super cute too! Darling!
Warm Hugs,
Michele K. Henderson
crimsonowl@comcast.net

Dotty Jo said...

Your cards are always just stunning! I love your sense of humour too, Jo x

Cat Craig said...

Loving your slider and the mondo, Michele. YOu are a fabulous show-er off-er of new stuff.

sentsue said...

Love your choice of colors for the succulents. Beautiful work!

marty said...

What an amazingly clever girl you are!
Love all your cards so much!
Thanks for sharing and inspiring me!
Marty Ferraro

HilaryJane said...

Love these cards and the colours you have chosen. The way you have coloured the succulents is very impressive that is such a great stamp xx

Andre M. said...

Gorgeous neutral palette on the succulents! Your first card is just delightful.

Lin said...

Your dachsie card made me laugh, Michele, and the succulents are wonderful! Who knew that using neutral colors like these could be so elegant?!

Terri said...

Love your color choices!

Cyndi said...

Love that adorable Clever Sausage (wonderful sentiment!), and the Mondo Succulent is beautiful.

BarbaraF said...

Love both cards. Always love a slider card and love the coloring of the mondo succulent

conil said...

That dachsie is cute as a button the way the balloon follows after it on the card. And I'm crushin' on the brown/grey tones used on that succulent. Your watercoloring is spot on.

Elisa said...

Love the slider idea. Fabulous and creative.

Linda Callahan said...

Your neutral colors are fabulous on these two totally different cards! Beautiful! Nothing cuter than a weiner dog......my son has one and I love him to bits!

lostinpaper said...

Rocked it my friend! Loving the speech bubble sentiment... I 'need' that one, and there you go again, spending my money lol.

MadeByMeghanK said...

Beautiful unique succulent colors and I LOVE that pup!

Karen H said...

Love the sausage dog sliding on his skateboard, so cute. And the Mondo succulent was very beautifully colored.

sharon g said...

The weiner dog cracks me up!!! I LOVE IT!! I would love to make one.

sparkling stamper said...

Gorgeous succulents. But I can’t get over the cuteness of the dog card.

Lagene said...

Awesome release, Wonderful creations! I especially love the succulent card!

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! Love that skateboarding wiener dog! Fun interactive card!

Nora Noll said...

WOW!! These are fabulous!! I LOVE your friends card. The painting in the muted tones is amazing.

Diane B said...

Love your succulent card!

Lisa Elton said...

Your pup is too cute Michele, but lets talk about those succulents!! Wow, I love that you went with the warm colors on this one, so pretty!

Larissa said...

Hahaha! That sausage dog slider card is THE best! I LOVE IT!! So much fun and sure to bring a smile to the lucky recipient's face! Like I have said earlier, I was already sold on that set, but your card is like the cherry on top of the icing on the cake! Thank you so much for the smile you brought to my face! :)

Verda said...

Your skateboarding dog is absolutely darling and you did a great job on the cactus card coloring. I love this release

Rhonda Kermode said...

It's fun to see how you used the more subtle colors on these cards

Janea aka Naya said...

I love interactive cards so much!

Judy Cook said...

Love the sliddere card, he is so cute!!

Ms. Tamp said...

I like the color choice and coloring of the plant pot.

Jean said...

Such darling cards!

Anita in France said...

The colouring on those succulents is awesome, Michele ... so dreamy and artsy ... that speech bubble is such a great way to 'invite' a look inside to the fun sentiment! Your travelling pooch is a riot ... clever and creative ... so glad you explained those pfffts (I was wondering!)! Hugs, Anita :)

Ros Crawford said...

Wonderful cards!! I am loving the different ways you are using those images but especially the succulents.. That is so stunning!

Karen Dunbrook said...

really awesome cards mf...love, love how you did the succulent one.
Hope you have a great wk, it's actually going to warmer and sunny here today; makes me happy!
xx Karen

JulieP said...

You do cite and fun just as well as you do serious and beautiful. Love them.

Jeanne said...

Each card is fabulous in its own right. Love your watercoloring skills! Wow!! Wheeeeeeeee!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Awesome cards! I love the warm colors you used on your Mondo Succulent card!

Chevy Jones said...

Love action cards! Great choice with the skateboard effect haha

Bobby said...

You are having too much fun with that wiener dog, Michele. ;) lol I love how you've colored the succulents. That set will be a borrow.

Linda BL said...

The dog with the balloon AND a skateboard! Absolutely a darling slider card!

Lieve said...

Your first card is so funny ! =o)
And I LOVE the colouring of your second one; just great !!

Anonymous said...

Your card with the dog Is so funny Bat Easy. Top!!!

Allison Nesbitt said...

Ok, now the wiener dog just makes me giggle. So cute.

Julie W said...

*I'm* blown away w/ your idea for the slider, down to the pffft detail- so so clever!

NicoleN said...

Ok, the sausage dog on the skateboard is way too cute.

Brandi R said...

Wonderful succulent card. The doxy is WAY too cute. Love both of these ♥

Mac Mable said...

Michele your card is so funny and creative and I love it. The 'weiner' dog is adorable and he looks like he is having so much fun x The Cheers card is so striking and the monotones are fabulous and a wonderful sentiment inside too x

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the skating pup. Getting
two jobs done at once - flying
the balloon too. The cactus
are beautiful. thanks for
sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Rosemary said...

really fun slider card!

Anonymous said...

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DorothyA said...

Just too cute! Love the slider card. I'm still laughing at the cuteness....

Marcia Hill said...

OK, your little weenie dog has stolen my heart Michele...reminds me of my grand-doggies Beamer & Royce who are miniature Dachsunds and have eyes so dark you can lose yourself in them!! They are also two of the naughty-est little doggies around, so it's a good thing they're so cute!! But anyway, your skate boarding little guy is just too cute too and I'm loving the interactive part of this card!! And of course you've got me on the cactus card too...SOOOOO pretty and just beautiful water coloring my friend!! You've done Ellen so proud!! :0)

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

If you show any more of those dog cards I might need to buy that set, LOL! And you may want to link it up with our National Puppy Day challenge - I see another GDT spot in the future for you ;)
https://dayofthemonthcardclub.blogspot.com/2020/03/13-national-puppy-day-1-blog-birthday.html

Brenda Rohlfing Simpson said...

Michele, your cards are great! The puppy slider card is so fun with the balloon on the tail! And the colors of your second card are very nice. They give a real sophisticated look. Nicely done!

Brebda said...

Such a cute interactive card! But my favorite is the succulent. Brenda West

TK said...

Your wiener dog is so fun, and what a perfect way to add movement to the balloon! And Oh That Mondo! So gorgeous, as is your perfect water coloring

Jeannie said...

That interactive doggy is so cute! Love the colors you chose for the succulents.

nancy littrell said...

Adorable creative wiener dog card and beautifully watercolored succulents. TFS both, my friend. Hugs..Nancy

~amy~ said...

Such an awesome release, I love that pup! Your Mondo Succulent is beautiful!

Teri S. said...

What a cute idea having the air pfftting out of the balloon showing the lateness of the birthday greeting.
I like your different take on colouring the succulents. They look so unique.

Brenda said...

Wow Michele, you always blow me away, but these two cards really blow me away! I love the "Clever Sausage" stamp set and your card from it. It just makes me smile as I watch this little cutie riding his skate board across the card using the balloon to propel him. How can it not make one smile?! Then I get down to your stunningly gorgeous succulent card! OMWord, it is just amazing and I so love the way you have watercolored it. I'm in love....with that pop of succulents and this card. Hugs, Brenda

Janet D. said...

Your slider card is awesome, awesome cards!

Jeanne Beam said...

Such wonderful cards! Love the slider card.
Thanks so much for sharing...

Heike said...

Love your weiner dog on the skateboard. He's too cute.

Karen said...

Love both cards but those succulents are amazing.

JMN said...

Your slider card is such fun. Your succulent card is beautiful and I love the colors

Bri Kay said...

I love the slider!

Susan T said...

Hot diggity dog. I love your slider card. Very clever.

Barb Ghig said...

As always, you have truly showcased the newest goodies beautifully, Michele! Love your coloring on both cards and how you created the 'skateboard action' on the first one! Thanks for making me smile :)

Sue D said...

Pretty succulents and love the fun interactive dog/balloon card.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love your unique use of browns!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

I spent the last 2 weeks trying to come up with remote learning ideas for library classes for PreK-8 grades! Wow is that overwhelming! So I am taking a little time to visit blogs this morning before diving I again. Your art is seriously awesome. You have done wonders with this succulent image. Love it no matter what colors you are using. Just wonderful... All of your work on the new release is fun and fabulous!