Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Ellen Huston Summer Release Blog Hop!



Hello, and welcome to the Late Summer 2016 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today!  So honored to be part of this release hop!

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 $25 USD) currently in stock at Ellen Hutson.com  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!

If you get lost along the hop, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.

           OK, now that you know the details, let's get hoppin!  You should have arrived here from the amazing  JJ Bolton's blog.  

Now.... here are my creations- eek!  First up, is my card using Sock Monkey Surprise & matching Sock Monkey Surprise dies designed by the fabulous Kimberly Wiener! 



Isn't this set so cute!!!!  So playful and perfectly fun.  It is ideal for paper piecing.  I used some Simple Stories paper with hearts for the belly and kite.  It reminds me of my daughter's sock monkey.  The Avery Elle Scalloped Frame dies are perfect around the outside.  Some Basic Grey enamel dots and timeless twine make the perfect finishing touches. 

 Next up, you'll see my card featuring the new Sunshine Word die by amazing Julie Ebersole.  It also includes the Stay Golden set and Stay Golden dies



With black paper as the base of this creation, I needed something bright to pop off the page.  So I chose to use the Stay Golden stamps and dies.  I used the rock & roll technique to pick up some yellow orange and a little pink for my pineapple.  I love the way the colors turned out, the perfect platform for the Sunshine Word dies.  I doubled layered these for extra impact.  Some washi, twine and more enamel dots finished it off. 

OK, please head over to Heather Campbell's blog next for more inspiration!  Thank you for visiting me today!

You can view the complete release by going here





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Barb said...

Love the sock monkey card!!!!

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

That Sock Monkey is so cute. My 2 yr old nephew will love it.

Brenda Gordon said...

Sock Monkeys!!! Your cards are great.

Brenda Gordon said...

I love the sock monkey card!

craftjunkiesc said...

Super fun Cards. The sock monkey is growing on me the more I see him.

Margaret Schuering said...

This monkey is way too cute. Love the bold colors you used against the black. Thanks!

Beth H. said...

Love the paper pieced sock monkey! Super cute!

Diane Jaquay said...

Love your use of patterned paper on these fabulous cards! The sock monkey is just too cute!

Marilyn in Michigan said...

Love that sweet monkey!

I Card Everyone said...

Hi Katie! How lucky are you to be playing with Kimberly's set?!?!! OH I cannot even imagine how you PCNW girls contained your excitement! LOve that little guy, and cannot wait to 'monkey around' with it, too!!! not to forget... your pineapple is so pretty, too! xx
=]

Ina Good said...

pineapples my favorite but a cute sock monkey card too!

4Ucards said...

I don't use black in my cards enough. Your cards are striking with the black accents. Love that pineapple.

Cassie said...

I love the colors you used on the sock monkey & the pineapple card is great. Thank you for sharing.

Scrapthat said...

cute :D! TFS

Purple Princess said...

Super cute cards!

Brenda in IN said...

Your sock monkey is so cute and the paper is great. Your pineapple really pops against that black background and sparkles so much.

ann greene said...

Your monkey card is sooooo adorable. Love them both.

Jessica Pascarella said...

I am in love with the sock monkey! What a great release this is! Your cards are wonderful!

LisaBee17 said...

Love your sweet cards, the pineapple one is so pretty and sparkly! :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Katie these are both so darn cute! I LOVE what you did with Kimberly's sock monkey and the pineapple just looks fab over the black background!

Rita Montgomery said...

I love your Sock Monkey card and how he matches the kite. Rock on! Thanks for sharing.

Kari V. said...

Your cards are so much fun! I really love that pineapple!

Susan T said...

I likey. Thanks for the inspiration.

wienerhoneymooners said...

Katie girl, you know I LOVE LOVE LOVE what you have donw with this, the apper piecing is FAB FUN and so quirky COOL! The use of black so HIP!!!!
Thanks my friend for this awesome showcase!!!!! MWAH!

cma21317 said...

Fantastic cards. love that frame die it makes the first card. OMG the black background with the pineapple!!!!!! So FAB!!!

Sabrina said...

Love your cards and your paper piecing!!

Kathy S said...

That sock monkey is way too fun.

Nancy R said...

What cute cards! I love that sock monkey and the way you used pieced paper is so clever. The coloring on the pineapple is so pretty and it really pops on the black base. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

Russell Productions said...

Very cute cards. Love the stitched border. I want that set in a bad way!

Dawn Young said...

Very cute cards!! Did you use one of the border dies to make that framing around the sock monkey?? Thanks for the chance to win!!

Mary Webster said...

I love using the rock and roll technique. It gives such great results. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

I love the sock monkey with the kite. Now that is an original idea for a card. Wonderfully done.

theCook said...

Really love your Sunshine card!

Lisa H. said...

That sock monkey is so cute, I love the way you paper pieced it!

Lauri Bacalzo said...

Katie your cards are stunning!
I love the color choices!
Thanks for sharing :)

Louise said...

As always I love your cards! I really like the saying with the pineapple set. This is a very versatile release and I can already imagine many ways to use these new stamps and dies. Thanks for the chance to win.

Harriet Skelly said...

Both cards are awesome! The sock monkey is absolutely adorable!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Super cute paper piecing sock monkey card, and beautiful pineapple card!

Debra Rumpza said...

Your sock monkey is so cute! I love his patches.

Ruby N said...

Your cards are so cute!

Karen said...

YOUR PINEAPPLE IS AWESOME.

Linda M said...

Love this release! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

Mary Guikema said...

What an awesome job you did on both cards. You show 2 very different, yet amazing styles. Thank you for sharing.

eliza said...

These look great! So fun!

Angie Williams said...

Your cards are awesome! I love them! Tfs

Carolyn's Blog said...

I love the cards you've made with these new products, especially the sock monkey card! Thanks for sharing!

Linda Knors said...

These are wonderful cards and great inspiration
Thanks for sharing

Sandy said...

These are great cards - love how the pineapple stands out against the black background. This release is just awesome.

Laurie said...

Such cute cards! Love the sock monkey one. Such wonderful colors!

Jo Lindskog said...

Love the use of the black paper. What a great way to make the colors pop off the sheet.

Lori Gustafson said...

S0 cute and inspirational! Thanks!

Thordis said...

Amazing card! That monkey is just too cute :)

Mom and wife. said...

Love that you put them in dark background.lovely card

Momcat said...

What cute cards! Thanks for sharing.

Janelle said...

What a happy sock monkey! Love the layout. The pineapple card is bold and dramatic...Love it!

Taniesa Vlasak said...

Beautiful job!! I love your bright cards and I LOVE this new Ellen release!!!

momkerchie said...

Oh my I love your take on these stamps and dies. The monkey card is so cute!

Scraplea 1 said...

Great cards! Love the colorful sock monkey card and the dark card with gold is stunning! Thanks for sharing on the blog hop.

Christine_sz said...

How fun! I love all the happy colors in your creations! The more I see, the more excited about the sock puppet set!

Karen B. said...

Bright bold and awesome cards!

Sue D said...

Both of your cards are striking! I just love that adorable Sock Monkey set, and your card is great. Love the clever way you incorporated the heart pattern paper into the monkey and kite! TFS.

Janet D. said...

That sock monkey is THE cutest! Love your cards.

conil said...

Brilliant use of the patterned paper on the monkey card and that pineapple card really sparkles (pun intended).

Sandy said...

Your rock & roll technique was perfect, the colors blended together very well. Love it!

Kdennison said...

Such fun products from Julie! And your projects are happy and cheerful. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Kay Werry said...

What great cards. I am so partial to that wonderful colorful sock monkey.

vicenta ghylin said...

Cute cards. Love your coloring on the sock monkey. Thank you for sharing and being part of this giveaway

Karen Talbot said...

such beautiful cards. I can see everyone falling in love with that cute monkey. Thank you for sharing your artistic talents.

Linda said...

Such cute cards for the Blog Hop. Love that little sock Monkey by Kimberly. Thanks for a chance to win.

LauraJane:) said...

Freshly colored pineapple!! Sweet sock monkey too!

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW Katie, these are so cute! Love that sock monkey!

Pam Pam said...

I like the black background with your pineapple! So eye catching!

Kristy Contreras said...

I love the colorful hearts and the stripes paired together with your cute monkey. Pineapples are my new obsession!! Great job.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

OMG, I just love how you did the sock monkey. Very cute!!! And I love the sparkle of the 2nd card. Lovely.

Ann V said...

This is an awesome release. I love your Pineapple and Sunshine card.

Rosemary said...

really fun set of cards!

Theresa N said...

Cute sock monkey

Shelly Rasske said...

Love your creations and this is a wonderful release.

sheron Egolf said...

Pretty cards. Love the sock monkey.

Cate S said...

I love the contrast if the dark background with the pineapple. So pretty!

Carolee McCaslin said...

LOVE your fun and colorful cards and this new release!!!

Sharron said...

Fabulous designs on both cards! The wonderful colors and great papers are just perfect for your adorable monkey creation!

SHartl said...

Oh my!! Sock monkeys make my heart happy and this one is adorable with his kite and paper piecing!

A Tad Bit Off said...

Fantastic monkey card!

Sue McRae said...

Your sock monkey is sooo cute and fun!

Nandini said...

Wow! Beautiful cards! Love the cute sock monkey. And the pineapple on the second looks good enough to eat!

AScrapOfKindness said...

Ooooo... I really like that you used black, as the images/colors do stand out so much more with it on both cards. Wish I had that little Sock Monkey stamp set in my hands, though. I am working on kid cards and just know the images would go over big time! Thank you so much for sharing your sweet cards, and for the opportunity to win a fun stamp set!

Denise Bryant said...

Delightful cards! Love the details on your fun sock monkey card!

Patt H. said...

Awesome cards!The little sock monkey is adorable & I love the way you showcased the Pineapple against the black background!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Love that fancy sock monkey

Tracey McNeely said...

Commented already on Instagram but had to come by and tell you how much I love what you did with the sock monkey and the colours so cute and the pineapple is so sweet--pun intended!

Tracie Pond said...

Cute cards, Katie. Love the hearts on the sock monkey!

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

Great cards. That monkey is so cute done with the bright colors. Thanks.

Sue said...

Your cards are so cute! I'm in love with this release.

Sharon Mesdag said...

Your cards are beautiful and I love the one with the black background, so origional and bright. Sunshine on.

Shraddha said...

oh that sock monkey... super cute!!!

Sue Maguire said...

Your cards are beautiful. Love the sock monkey. Thanks for sharing.

Peachitas said...

So inspiring to see how many different ways you can use all these new sets!!! Great job! Love pineapples!!!

Marianne said...

Love your paper-pieced monkey. So cute!

Sandy in Irvine, California said...

Your use of colors is very impressive, thanks so much for sharing your designs with us.

mycraftysmell said...

Beautiful cards. I love the pineapple on the black card. Melanie x

Kristin Powell said...

Cute cards! I need that pineapple!

Lisa Thurman said...

love the pineapple card!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Dee said...

I enjoyed your colorful sock monkey, but your pineapple card wowed me! The black background was perfect for the pineapple! Gorgeous!

Nat said...

Great work! Love the colors on your first card. What fun!

loceanjo said...

Love these cards! What a great release!

Linda Whitaker said...

Love your cards ythey're really cool. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Paper Ink said...

Love your cards Katie....that colorful sock monkey is super cute!!!

Leigh Penner said...

Super fun cards! What a wonderful release!

Siri Fjørtoft, kaBoks said...

I love your cards! That pineapple card with the black background is a stunner!

MaggieB1983 said...

Hi Katie ~ Your cards are wonderful. The sock monkey is playful and fun (love the border die you chose to go with it as well as the staple) and I love everything about your beautiful pineapple card. I think black is the perfect backdrop to this shiny pineapple and bright colors of the embellies. Thanks so much for sharing!! ~HUGS~

Wendy Brichacek said...

I love how you chose to use a black background for the pineapple cards! The pineapple really pops and is showcased with simple but well thought out embellishments. Truly one of my favs on this blog hop

Mary Holshouser said...

Cute card. Love the design in his hands and feet.
thanks for sharing.

Pat McCleary said...

Love your cards. The first is so fun, & the second is elegant. Well done, Katie.

Jan Elmore said...

You just gotta love that monkey! So cute with the different colors!

Marian White said...

I like all the layers on the sock monkey card. lovely pineapple card!

Judy said...

I love that pineapple on the black cardstock, so striking. Thanks for sharing with us.

Judy said...

Love that little bear and that black background for the pineapple, awesome! Thanks for sharing.

McStamper said...

Love your cards. The sock monkey with the kite is adorable.

Lynne B said...

I love, love, love your sock monkey card!

Judy said...

Adorable cards. I love that black background for the pineapple, really makes it pop. Thanks for sharing.

BunnyD said...

Your paper pieced sock monkey is so fun! What a great idea. Brings more colour to the little guy!

Loly Borda said...

I love how you used the Pineapple set, Thanks for the inspiration

Roz M. said...

Just looking at these bright, happy cards makes me smile! Thanks for showcasing the new release and for the opportunity to win such a great prize: I would choose the Mondo Peony.

Sangeetha John said...

Lovely and simple cards...

JanTink said...

I love the black! Makes everything pop! Great cards!

Nancy Vondra said...

Katie, you have a very creative style!!! Love the black on the pineapple! Also love the bright colors on the monkey! Cute cards! Thank you for sharing as well as a chance to win one of these awesome sets!

Lindar said...

Oh! Love that pineapple on the black cardstock!! Very nice!

Zelda C said...

Gorgeous cards! The sock monkey card is adorable, love all the detail on it. The coloring on your pineapple is stunning - really pops! Thanks for the inspiration.

Betty Keefe said...

darling sock monkey card and love how you used the pineapple set.

Lisa Lara said...

So cute Katie how you used Kimberly's new stamp. Love your gorgeous pineapple card.

Donna Baker said...

The sock monkey with the hearts is adorable! Wonderful job!

Ann K said...

Super cute cards = and a great new release.

Debbie Anemaet said...

Great job with the cards, Katie! The sock monkey is adorable and the pineapple looks great! Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway.

Diane Bakehouse said...

Very cute cards. Love the paper piecing card with the sock monkey. It's fun.

Beth L. said...

Beautiful cards! I love the new products.

Bill Ali said...

Cute sock monkey card, great designs

Beth L. said...

Beautiful cards! I love the new products.

Barbara said...

Love these on the dark card stock. It makes them really pop and the cards are beautiful! This is a super new release with great possibilities.

redheadworking said...

Love the Black background... so elegant. Thanks
Penny

Lisa said...

What a cute pair of cards Katie!! Love what you've done with Kimberly's new set!!

Karen P said...

Both of these are wonderful cards, love the colours you have used on the sock monkey and that has made yours a stand out design to me. Them pineapples are everywhere but much fun and I love how you coloured yours. Many thanks for the blog hop and wonderful inspirations Karen x

Laura Buehler said...

This is what is so cool about blog hops. You get to see some of the same products used in totally different ways. I love what you did with the sock monkey.

Bunny said...

These are both nice. I like the pineapple against the black card stock. Very nice.

robiw said...

So adorable! Gotta love that sock monkey.

Denise said...

I just love that sock monkey card.

Christy Q said...

What a fun sock monkey!!! Love the colors you used and your pineapple card is just fab!!!

Nancee Purdum said...

What great cards! Love that monkey! :)

Lorianna said...

Dare I say it...brilliant use of these new products. And the amazing cards...oooh...be still my heart.

BeckyR71 said...

Great cards, Love all the colors you chose for sock monkey card.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Love your adorable neon sock monkey and fabulous pineapple card!

cindybearj said...

That first card is so darn cute! It's colorful and happy. The other card is beautiful and so classy.

Abby said...

Love your colors.

Mary-Anne V said...

Adorable monkey and love the pineapple card.

joy said...

Wonderful cards, Katie! I love this new release so much. So many things to add to my wish list. Thanks for your inspiration.

Maryjo Monterosso said...

Great cards. Love the kite.

Jeanette Delaplane said...

I LOVE the Sock Monkey! What a cute card!

Heather DePasquale said...

Love your cheeky monkey. Colors and embellishments are perfect. Thanks for sharing!

Nathalie Paquette said...

Beautiful cards, love the paper peicing monkey.

sharon said...

Your cards are so vibrant

Miriam Prantner said...

Such fun, bright and bold cards!

Jude U said...

So cute and fun. Love the coloring.

Super Stick Chick said...

Adorable sock monkey and fun pineapple cards.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Pineapples and monkeys...oh my! Love your cards!

Kathy Thisted said...

Hey, Katie! long time no see- it's so nice to see you crafting in this blog hop - love you fun creations.

Lisa Silver said...

Such cute designs! I just love these new sets!

~amy~ said...

Yay YOU! I love them both! Monkey's and Pineapples!

Eileen M said...

Great cards! I love your idea with the sock monkey!

Cynthia Cole said...

Both of your cards are adorable!

Barbara Baxter said...

I love your sparkly pineapple card! The colors, the texture, etc. Thanks for sharing!

pcm said...

that pineapple really stands out on the black!

Phyllis Beaver said...

Love both of your cards!

Fanny Cantero said...

So excited for many of the items in this release!!

Deborah R said...

You really have a knack for making your cards feel new and modern.

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Your sock monkey is so cute.

Ashwini Rao said...

So much fun! Love both the cards!

Lisa - papergrace said...

Both of your cards are fabulous, Katie!! Gotta tell you, though, that your sparkly pineapple stole my heart. ♥ It's just stunning! Especially on that black cardstock. WOW!!

Ericka Strange said...

Great cards love the sock monkey so cute!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love both of your cards!

Maria said...

WOW!!! I love that sock monkey!!! how creative!!! glad to have hopped on over to your loveliness and take a peek at your little colorful and fun world ! maria

Kristie Maynard said...

Thanks for sharing these cards with us. They are both wonderful.

Lynne Dillard said...

Love the sock monkey card!! Pineapple card is cute too.

Aileene Fitzpatrick said...

Originally from Hawaii but now reside in Florida, I am automatically drawn to your pineapple card. The simplicity of the design and the unique colors used were great. Thank you for sharing.

Aileene Fitzpatrick said...

Originally from Hawaii but now reside in Florida, I am automatically drawn to your pineapple card. The simplicity of the design and the unique colors used were great. Thank you for sharing.

Donna said...

Love the pineapple against the black, very pretty!

Ahava said...

That sock monkey is so cute and I love the pineapples. Such stunning stamp sets and dies in the new range

Ahava said...

Love your sock monkey surprise card - so cute

Julie Wexler said...

Great cards! The sock monkey is so cute (love the piecing approach) and I'm smitten with your pineapple card- so elegant!

Aileene Fitzpatrick said...

Your sock money card is do adorable and am sure that my grandsons would love receiving it. The pineapple card is colored so vibrantly.

Martina Sarikova said...

Cute cards :) I like the monkey set :)

bev p said...

Oh, my!! How in the world do you manage??? I would be so happy to get a card like this. Actually, it would thrill me beyond belief to be able to MAKE one of these and have it turn out so well!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Rosali said...

What a happy monkey card!! Love how you used the patterned paper, super cute!

Teri W said...

The sock monkey is soooo cute!

Amy McCue said...

The sock monkey is super cute. I love how you decorated him.

Birgit said...

these are both fabulous but sock monkey stole my heart!

Cindy said...

Cute cards!

Anonymous said...

The sock monkey card is so cute!

Anonymous said...

The sock monkey card is so cute!

Michele Clay said...

Oh, Katie, you nailed it with the monkey!! Everyone must have a sock monkey! The pineapple card is absolutely striking, too! Thanks for your inspiration!

Jimmie said...

Inky Hugs back at you....love your creations!

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