Today’s Fancy Made Things

Hi all!

Got a couple simple stamped projects to share with you today. Both were made in the spirit of Thanksgiving.

Meet Fancy Made Thing #1.

Thanksgiving Wine Bottle Tag by Teri

And  meet Fancy Made Thing #2.

Happy Thanksgiving card by Teri

Happy Thanksgiving Card by Teri

I had made a bunch of leaves awhile back with Autumn Acorns stamp set and coordinating Autumn Acorns dies from Ellen Hutson. I used them on a couple projects and still had a few leftover that I didn’t just want to trash. So yeah. I whipped these guys together.

Thought the tag would make a nice addition to a bottle of wine to take to a friend. And the card would be enjoyed by another friend on Thanksgiving Day.

Be back again later, gators.

Winner, winner of the Holiday II Essentials by Ellen Hop

Quick. This just in.

There’s a winner from this blog, my blog, in the Holiday II Essentials by Ellen Blog Hop!

That would be Cindy S at 8:37 pm on October 20th “Such cute cards. Thanks…”

Cindy, swing by this post on the CLASSroom for the scoop on how to claim your prize.

And a huge thank you to ALL of you who swung by over the last week! I sure appreciate your kind words.

If you didn’t catch the hop, stop by this post for links to everyone who took part. Lots of inspiring cards and techniques were shared!

Holiday II Essentials by Ellen Blog Hop!

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Hello all! A big hearty welcome to the Holiday II Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! If you have been taking part in the hop, you should have arrived from the blog of sweet Sandy Allnock. If you are just stumbling onto this post, welcome!
I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today!
And, 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 $15) currently in stock at Ellen  To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on today’s post with a valid email address by October 27th!
There is also a crazy good Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, also by October 27th, with a valid email address; winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, October 30th!
Alright, so let me show you what I’ve got!
First up is this snazzy number, using the new Autumn Acorns dies with the Autumn Acorns stamp set.
Happy Thanksgiving card by Teri
I kinda went crazy making the leaves. I die-cut the leaves from watercolor paper, applied watercolors to them and let them dry slightly. Then spritzed them with water to give them a molted look. I let them finish drying and then stamped on top.
If you look on the card closely, you’ll see I also stamped the leaf a couple times and embossed it onto my background.
Happy Thanksgiving card by Teri
The dots are actually some dots stamps that are included with the Autumn Acorns stamp set. I just thought they just made a nice accent for the card so I stamped them a couple times. 😉
I created so many leaves as I made that first card that I made a bonus project to share with you today. I made this little wreath to share with you. I think it would be fun to decorate a kid’s room with or even use as a place setting decoration on a Thanksgiving table.
Happy Thanksgiving Wreath by Teri
To keep the leaves on the wreath (and from falling off), I used hot glue. 😉
And here’s one more card to share with you today.
Santa's Flight card by Teri
I created this little scene with the new Santa’s Flight stamp set + the new Tis the Season dies (and coordinating Tis the Season stamp set).
I always get really excited when you can mix different products together.  When I saw the Santa in the Santa’s Flight, I thought how perfect it would be to create a little scene with.
Alright! So that’s what I have for you!
The next stop on the hop is the blog of the wonderfully kind, Laurel Beard! Take it away, Laurel!
And if you get lost during the hop, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers taking part in today’s fun!
Happy blog hopping! And thank you so much for stopping by today!

June’s Essentials by Ellen Pin-sights Challenge!


Hi everyone!

Super excited to be playing along with the June Essentials by Ellen Pin-sights Challenge over in the CLASSroom on Ellen Hutson’s site!

What is the challenge you ask? Well, the Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights challenge is a monthly inspirational challenge based on a Pinterest Inspired photo that is located on the CLASSroom blog. A random challenge participant will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson store. To be eligible, participants must use Essentials by Ellen products and they must use the photo badge as inspiration.

50 Store Credit

You know, it’s fun to play… and it’s fun to have a challenge to motivate you to use all those Essentials by Ellen products you’ve been collecting, in my personal opinion. 😉

So here is this month’s inspiration photo.


I was inspired by colors and all those glorious circles to make this card.

Hello Love Deer card by Teri

If you look really close at the background, you’ll see a ton of circles. I stamped them all with blue ink and the Bokeh Dots stamp set.

Hello Love Deer card by Teri

It’s not everyday you see a pink laurel wreath, but in my world, you do on  card. 😉 Same thing goes for an orange stag. Wink! 😉 Again, totally influenced by the colors seen in the inspiration photo.

By the way, you might be wondering about the sentiment. I created it by pairing together the Brushstroke Love die with a stamp from the Hello Gorgeous stamp set.

The little pops of gold were added to my card with enamel dots, but they were inspired by that lovely gold dotted pillow.

Alright! So that’s what I have for you. Want to take part in this month’s challenge? Head to the challenge post here to link your projects up!

Today’s card

Hi all!

Ever have an idea and just want to run with it? That’s the story of today’s card.

Love To You card

It all started because I was playing around with paint splatter for fun and made this background. And then I got to thinking about my stash of Essentials by Ellen dies and stamps… and then kinda started thinking I could make a Valentine’s card.

So I just kinda started grabbed things. Challenged myself. And this is what I came up with.

Love To You card

I think it’s pretty fun! I mean, how often do you see a pink stag? Yep. Not often. 😉

I’ll be back again later, friends. Have a great day!