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Essentials by Ellen Release Hop and GIVEAWAY!

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Hi All!

I’m so excited to be participating in Ellen Hutson’s new release blog hop! I love their stamps and dies, and this release is no exception.

I’ve created two cards for the hop. For the first one, I used the Spa Day stamp set and coordinating dies:

Spa Day

I texturized her towel with some colorless blender fluid (which I demonstrate how to do in the video). Here is a close-up:

Spa Day

For my second card, I used Wonky Backdrops and Oh Deer:

Wonky Backdrops

For this card, I stamped and colored the deer with Copic markers, masked them, then stamped the backdrop and stars with Hero Arts Cornflower ink. See below for a full list of supplies for each card.

GREAT NEWS! I’m giving away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set! The winner may chose any in stock Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set (Maximum value $25 USD). To enter, please leave a comment on today’s post by Tuesday, February 28th!

There is also an AMAZING Grand Giveaway at the CLASSroom! To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, too, by Tuesday, February 28th!

ALL winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, March 3rd! Please 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.

Your next stop will be Julie Ebersole, mastermind fabuloso behind all of these great Ellen Hutson designs. Enjoy your trip!

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Spa Card Measurements:

Element Imperial Metric
Border panels 1 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches 3.2 x 14 cm
Card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.8 x 14 cm

Spa Day Card Supplies:

Copic sketch markers used: towel (R14, RV13, RV10, RV19); skin (E30, E00, E31); mask (G00)

Spa Day Stamps
Spa Day Stamps
Spa Day Dies
Spa Day Dies
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
Colorless Blender Refill
Colorless Blender Refill
Ranger Mini Mister
Ranger Mini Mister
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Hero Arts Green Ink
Hero Arts Green Ink
Hero Hues Black Ink
Hero Hues Black Ink
Twisted Citron Marker
Twisted Citron Marker
White Gel Pen
White Gel Pen
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Mini MISTI
Mini MISTI

Wonky Backdrops/Oh Deer Card Supplies:

Copic sketch markers used: E51, E55, E57, W3

Wonky Backdrops
Wonky Backdrops
Oh Deer
Oh Deer
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
Hero Arts Cornflower
Hero Arts Cornflower
White Gel Pen
White Gel Pen
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Comments

  1. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 8:14 am

    Cathy

    Love the deer

  2. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 8:17 am

    Kim Wilkin

    I adore this set.
    I’m hoping for a Spa Day myself on my birthday the 25th but I doubt it will happen.
    X x x

  3. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 8:17 am

    Tina Egan

    As I go though the blogs, I keep changing my mind on which stamp set I like the best!

  4. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Margaret Schuering

    The Oh Deer stamp set is becoming my favorite and the Spa Day images along with their sentiments are so funny. Could make a lot of fun cards with them. Thanks!

  5. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 8:38 am

    ~amy~

    Love your cards, especially the Spa Day one!!!

  6. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 8:42 am

    Glenda Lehrmann

    The spa day card is a hoot!!

  7. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 8:45 am

    Karen P

    Thank you so much for the tip on adding texture. I’ve not seen anyone do that before so I will try to remember it and try it out when using my alcohol pens. Wonderful colouring on both and they are fun stamps too. Fantastic release, thank you for the blog hop Karen x

  8. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 8:45 am

    Rukmini

    I absolutely love the spa stamp set!! You have created such a fun card and I really like how you have made the towel look almost real!

  9. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 8:51 am

    meghan

    Love your cards,

  10. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Sabrina Radican

    Great cards!!

  11. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Debbie

    Oh my gosh I love the spa set… it’s so hilarious!

  12. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 9:15 am

    Sandy

    I fell in love with those deer! Thanks for the chance to win.

  13. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 9:21 am

    Jeannette aka Jnett

    Awesome cards. The spa gal is hilarious (we so look like that don’t we) and your fawn’d card is wonderful. Didn’t think I needed that set, but who doesn’t love being fawn’d of.

  14. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 9:22 am

    Tami B.

    The first card really put a smile on my face. It’s fun and the coloring is great. You did a fantastic job on both of these.

  15. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 9:32 am

    Katrina Brown

    Both cards are so fun, but I’m fawn’d of that deer set! So cute!!

  16. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Larissa Heskett

    SQUEAL!! LOVING the New Release!! OMG!! Your Cards have me SMILING!! =) How FUN!! LOVE them!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  17. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Carol

    These are such cute cards. Thanks for your inspiration and chance to win.

  18. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Lindar C

    The spa card is so funny, I love it!

  19. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Denise Kasbohm

    Such a fun card. Love your coloring!

  20. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Maryanne Peaslee

    Love these cards

  21. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 10:45 am

    Katy

    Your cards are great! This release is wonderful!! Thanks for sharing.

  22. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 10:49 am

    Rita A Montgomery

    I love this new release, especially the Spa Day stamps.

  23. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Donna Gourley

    Your spa card is adorable! Love your deer card too, but the spa card is really neat.

  24. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Sarah Greber

    The towel texture is so cool! That card is too funny. I love the deer. I don’t have copic markers yet – saving for them. I am inspired to learn how to color (which sounds funny to me, but you know what I mean!).

  25. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 10:59 am

    Dani

    That spa card is too cute! Love that you die cut the border pieces around the girl! Thanks for sharing

  26. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 11:01 am

    Lynda J

    Can’t decide if the spa day is hilarious or scary!!! lol

  27. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 11:09 am

    Terri Bradburn

    Great facial Mask! Too cute. Thanks for sharing.

  28. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Beth Holt

    Great cards and tutorial (as usual). Thanks for your inspiration!

  29. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 11:13 am

    Arianna Barbara

    Beautiful release!!! Love your cards!!! The first one is really funny!!!

  30. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 11:19 am

    Brandi R

    Great cards! How fun is that spa day set??? The deer are so sweet too. Love them both ♥

  31. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 11:21 am

    joy meadows

    I love your cards – the deer one especially. Thanks for the chance to win.

  32. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 11:26 am

    Ann Kulseth

    Your spa card is so fun – love those cucumbers.

  33. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Jan J

    You gotta love that mask!

  34. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Kara S

    Such fun cards

  35. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Haejin Kang

    Love the colors used for the deer card, and that sentiment, so punny~

  36. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 11:40 am

    Cindy Aguirre

    Really cute cards!

  37. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 11:48 am

    Barb Chmura

    Great cards!

  38. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 11:53 am

    Teresa

    Thank for you great instructions on your Copic coloring. Very helpful.

  39. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 11:53 am

    T

    Lots of great products, I can’t pick my favorite.

  40. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    Elizabeth Grimball

    I love this card! Such a cute stamp set.

  41. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    Dennisonka

    Lovin’ on the otter stamps and dies … cuteness overload! Great cards and projects to share the release … thank you!

  42. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    Pam Kent

    Cute cards. Maybe some day I’ll do a spa day! lol

  43. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    Liz O.

    Both cards are amazing Darlene! Thanks for the inspiration! Have a wonderful day!

  44. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Amy Lemmon

    Darlene, thank you for the inspiration. I love how you used the cucumbers as a border – very clever.

  45. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Jennifer Olson

    Love the new releases! So many cute stamps

  46. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Audrey

    Your texturing is awesome – great card projects!

  47. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Elise Smith

    Cute cards! I especially love the cucumber border on the first one 🙂

  48. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    Beth

    This is so cute and a very good use of product!

  49. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    Kathy Thisted

    My grandson thinks this is so cool he wants to make your card

  50. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Becca Yahrling

    The spa day card is hysterical! Love it.
    And I adore those deer.

  51. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    Marilyn Gauvin

    So much fun to see something really really different. One does get tired of flowers, even tho they are so beautiful. Spa stamp represents reality.

  52. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    Tara Prince

    Great cards!!

  53. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Brenda

    So hard to pick a favorite for this release. Thanks for the inspiration

  54. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    gretchen n

    Very smart use of the blender pen

  55. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    Karen B Walker

    Love the cards; thanks for sharing!

  56. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Brandy M

    Love to make cards with a sense of humor! Spa Day card is so cute.

  57. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    Teresa S

    Your small details make the cards fabulous. I’ve must have said that a thousand times, lol. Still true. Love both cards, hoping to see a video on the deer as well. They are beautiful. Hope you enjoyed your get away weekend for your photo albums.

  58. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    swimbikerunat60

    Ohh!! I can feel the cooling effect of that cucumber mask!!!
    Super cute card, love the way you added the texture to the towels, fabulous detail Darlene.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

  59. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Teresa DeWitt Pierce

    Both cards are very cute – I have to say the spa card really speaks to me – love how you made a pattern of the cucumber slices

  60. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Christine Szekeres

    I enjoyed the way you used the star background on your deer card. I haven’t purchased that set yet, but I love seeing it’s versatility.

  61. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Carol

    Really cute cards. Your talent and attention to the small things make your cards just wonderful.

  62. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    Linda K

    fab cards!!! And I know some girlfriends who would LOVE a spa card like this:)

  63. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Rachel Orr

    I absolutely love the cucumbers on the Spa Day card. So adorable. Great card to send to those girlfriends you have had forever!

  64. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Emma Rose

    Lovely cards. The spa one is so much fun.

  65. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    Jana Yeager

    Cucumbers as a border – that is my favorite! So cute!

  66. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    Laura Greig

    They are both great cards, way to go!

  67. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    Patty Eifert

    The deer card is really cute! Your spa card is equally cute. That mask just cracks me up ever time I see it!

  68. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Kathi B

    I just love the ‘Relax’ It makes me smile every time I see it : ) The Deer as incredibly adorable, the otters are close, but … thanks for sharing!

  69. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    Betty

    What cute cards…You do such good work, Darlene.

  70. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Lisa

    Love these cards. The towel details are great, and that background on the deer card? Perfection. 🙂

  71. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Dottie

    The more I look at the spa set the more I chuckle because I know a gal that would love it! Thanks for your take on this set as it is so cute!

  72. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Maureen Morton

    I am so in love with this girly gal! Thanks for the cool technique for adding terry towel texture! Can’t wait to try it. And the coloring of your deer is over the top. What a sweet inspiration you have provided to us with this cute release. Thanks so much!

  73. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Chris Handy

    Darling deer card

  74. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    Jeanne

    Every time I see this card set, I want to personalize them for my daughters and sisters and mom. Love the cucumber border, too. Thanks.

  75. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    Connie

    What absolutely wonderful new products from Ellen Hutson. As usual, Darlene, your 2 entries are wonderful! I especially love the spa lady but the deer is adorable too!

    • wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 3:50 pm

      Carol Mac

      Connie, you are late commenting today! Did you sleep in? Hahaha…you are usually always the first to comment due to your time change I am sure! ?

  76. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    Danni reid

    These are so cute, love your designs the first one would make any recipient giggle, awesome!

  77. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Trish H

    Love your card designs. The spa card is so fun!

  78. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Julie Ebersole

    OMG, the mask on the spa card, and the highlighting with the markers are just awesome! And the white highlights on the deer just set them off!

  79. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Janet D.

    Oh wow, love your cards! I can’t decide which I like better!

  80. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    Olive M

    Two very cute cards. That spa stamp set make me laugh. Thanks for the video.

  81. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    Carol Mac

    Love the spa day stamp that is original! Thanks for the chance to win too! Off to blog hop…?

  82. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Andrea

    Congratulations on being featured in the bloghop, Darlene!!! Love both cards, but especially the deer one. The spa one is nice, but I am in no way that girly, so that may color my opinion. LOL Anyway, thanks so much for sharing these. Take care, deer! 😀 ~ Andrea

  83. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Brenda L.

    I am really loving this spa day stamp and die set, it is so cute! I love how your card turned out Darlene. It makes me smile. I also loved how your second card came out with the deer and love how you did your background with the sky and stars. Such a sweet card! Hugs, Brenda

  84. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    bev p

    The spa stamp was my least favorite when I first saw this release, but now it is totally cracking me UP! Thank you for making it so much fun!!!

  85. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    Debs

    I love your creativity…it always inspires me. Sweet cards!

  86. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    tonilea

    Love Spa Day! Very cute. Well, in a scary sort of way!

  87. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Nancy Allin

    Love your cards, especially the Spa Day one…so adorable! I enjoyed watching the video too. I have many favorites in this new release…so much crafty goodness!!

  88. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    Dana Desmond

    I’ve missed your videos. Love that mask. So funny.

  89. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Lolita D

    The spa card made me laugh, thanks for that. Love the deer one and the background.

  90. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    Sandy in So. Calif.

    The spa set is really adorable and I am sure it will get a lot of use. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely creations!

  91. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    Lori B

    The new Spa Day set is fabulous & I love how you used it!

  92. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Leanne in Cali

    Every time I see that face, I crack up! The spa day girl is fabulous. Your deer card is wonderful also!! Thanks for sharing on the blog hop.

  93. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    Starr Patrick

    I’m really starting to love this set, I would have never thought to give the towel texture by using a piece of a towel, pretty cool idea!

  94. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    XRISA KARIOTI

    AN OTHER UNIK IDEA..WELLDONE…YOU ALWAYS INSPIRE US..LOVE XRISA

  95. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    Susan Johnson

    Great cards! Thank you 🙂

  96. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Valerie DeWitt

    Very cute!!

  97. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Miriam Prantner

    I love how you colored her towels, such great texture and I love the background and the stars above/below on the second card!

  98. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Tracy Lustick

    Lovely release & cards! Thank you for sharing ? !

  99. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    Martha Sterbens

    Love this collection can’t wait to get my hands on it

  100. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    Niki Jorgensen

    Spa day stamp set is so cute – you’ve used it so cleverly!

  101. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Joan Van Leeuwen

    Love your cards.

  102. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Robyn Trimble

    Such cute, unique cards! Lovin’ all these new sets! Thanks for the inspiration!

  103. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    Marge H.

    This stamp is so adorable!

  104. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    Julie

    I think I need a spa day.

  105. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    shanna loewen

    The cards are so cute, I especially love the spa card! Just too cute!

  106. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Helen

    Great cards, Darlene. Your video was so helpful demonstrating some of the techniques such as using the toweling for texture and partially die cutting the borders. Thanks for sharing your creativity using these new stamps and dies.

  107. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    Dayle S

    Love your spa day card! Very creative! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

  108. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    Janet

    Fun cards, really nice job!

  109. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    Arlene D

    Cute! Love the spa face!

  110. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    Karen Ramos

    I have a huge grin on my face looking at your spa day card! Thanks!

  111. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    SuzanD

    You’re cards are adorable.

  112. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Tracy Brown

    Omg… That spa girl!! Love it!

  113. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    Michelle

    The deer card was so cute. The design would also be great for a Christmas card.

  114. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    NatQuebec

    Love your two cards, the first one is so funny ?

  115. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    Betty Sue

    Love this spa card!!

  116. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Carol K

    fun card with the spa set. . . nice play on words

  117. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    Heather Lynn

    Love your cards Darlene! The spa stamp set and wonky background stamps are so much fun. Love your pinks and greens. Thanks for sharing!

  118. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    Barbara Lassiter

    These are both adorable with the deer card edging the spa card by a little tiny bit.

  119. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    Elaine Weberg

    We all need a spa day don’t we….great cards!

  120. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Isabel Z

    Love what you created. So much fun!!!

  121. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    Mary-Anne V.

    Fun cards..love the Spa day set. Great texture on the towels.

  122. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    Teresa S

    Congratulations on your card being showcased in Ellen Hutson’s store as an example for the “Oh Deer” stamp set!!!!! Yay!!!!

    The “Oh Deer” and Otter Collection (Otterware, dies and penny slider dies) are my favorites from the new release line. Know I will be saving up to purchase both of those.

  123. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    Teresa S

    Forgot to mention, double Congratulations because your Spa Girl was showcased in Ellen Hutson as well!!!!! Love the encouraging sentiments with that stamp set and with the Mirror Stamp set too

  124. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    Candi

    Made me smile big!

  125. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Glorie

    Love the deer card. So sweet.

  126. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    Sue LD

    I like the row of cucumbers on the spa card and the deer are adorable.

  127. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Edda Sanborn

    Love the Spa set! Great card.

  128. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Barbara J.

    Spa day is such a fun stamp! Thanks for the inspiration.

  129. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    Diane Bolton

    Spa girl is so ugly, she’s cute!

  130. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    MJ

    LOVE your “we are in this together!” I really didn’t think I would use that set until now. Thanks for a great laugh and for sharing!

  131. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    Pat Race

    That spa day stamp set just makes me laugh! – love it!

  132. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Abby

    The Spa card is great!

  133. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    Z Sullivan

    Thanks for the tip to add texture to Copic coloring, and possibly watercolor as well. Cute cards. That cucumber border is fantastic. It made me smile. 😉

  134. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    Hilary A

    That spa card is hilarious! Brilliant!

  135. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    mrs.r

    As always, I enjoyed watching you create!!! The texturizing idea was brilliant! I must look in my rag bag for a piece of terry cloth!!

  136. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    Jill Rauenhorst

    Your Spa Day card is just too cute and funny, I love it!

  137. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    Larissa

    So cute! Love these cards! Thank you for the great tutorial!

  138. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    Debbie Nutt

    The Spa Day card made me smile. What a fun and different kind of card! I really like how you anchored the deer by adding the blue panel. Love this card too.

  139. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    Daphne

    Love the deer card!

  140. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    Nancy R.

    What a fun spa day card, Darlene. And I love the way you used the sweet deer and the
    Wonky Backdrops. Both cards are adorable.

  141. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    Cheryl

    Oh Deer set looks cute and I love both of your cards!

  142. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    Linda Trace

    that spa card is hilarious. i love the mask. Awesome cards!! TFS!

  143. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    Preeti D. (aka Preety)

    wow! such fun cards 🙂 thanks for sharing

  144. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    Sabrina Fioretti

    I am in love with the otters and the swing and slide die set.

  145. wrote on February 21st, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    Linda Davidson

    These are to die for! Love the Wonky one!

  146. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 12:40 am

    Carmen Lucero

    Thanks for sharing your technique for the towel texture and how to cut out the girl just right With the die, I love the mask! The oun stamp for the oh dear stamp is fawnny!

    Hug,
    Carmen

  147. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 1:05 am

    Lisa Tolen

    Darlene, Your cards are another fresh take on the same stamps. Love Spa Day lady. I’ve never seen the technique you used to get the texture on her head towel. Clever.
    The deer card is so pretty. I love your coloring.

  148. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 1:10 am

    Carolee McCaslin

    Love your cute cards!!

  149. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 1:38 am

    Denise Bryant

    Love the fun Spa Day stamp set, and the deer are just adorable! Great cards!

  150. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 2:06 am

    CJ Pillow

    …so stinkin’ cute!

  151. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 2:31 am

    Andrea Potts

    This spa day set is so great and your coloring technique and explanation are fabulous!

  152. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 2:52 am

    Natalia

    I like the spa day stamps a lot!! Also thank you for the great tip on how you textured the towels, i loved it and will definitelly be using it!!

  153. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 4:17 am

    Amber Davis

    Great use of the background stamp. It really sets the deer off the page.

  154. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 5:27 am

    Barb Mendenhall

    The spa day stamp set is so adorable! Really great for cards for gal pals!

  155. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 6:24 am

    Kleri F

    Lovely cards!The first made me laugh! 🙂

  156. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 6:33 am

    Theresa

    Cute cards….love the deer

  157. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 6:37 am

    Linda Richenberg

    Definitely a cute card! Would be so great to make and give all my spa day friends. Thanks so much for sharing!

  158. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 6:41 am

    Nanette Leiker

    The Spa Day set is so darn cute! The little lady has a smile that makes me smile every time I see it! Thanks for sharing your idea to get even more towel texture ! I am inspired to try this technique!

  159. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 7:22 am

    BunnyD

    Great cards! Love your Spa Day card with the cucumber decoration. Super use of that set!

  160. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 7:42 am

    Linda Anderson

    Thanks for the texture tip, must try this! It made the towel look real. The deer card is also a great design. Such a fun blog hop. Loving this release!

  161. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 7:52 am

    Jan Elmore

    Love the ‘spa day’ theme set. What fun ideas!

  162. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Teresa Doyle

    Such great cards Darlene. Your card/video was fantastic. A great tip on die cutting around the focal image! TFS this! I really love the deer set, your card is great.

  163. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 8:06 am

    Lisa A creations

    The lady from the Spa Day with the face mask just cracks me up! Thanks for sharing!

  164. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 8:43 am

    Debbie Anemaet

    Adorable cards, Darlene! The spa card cracks me up! Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway.

  165. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 9:45 am

    Mary Holshouser

    that face is priceless.
    I’ve never been into a lot of makeup
    but it brought a smile to my face.
    thanks for sharing two great cards.

  166. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Dee Earnshaw

    pretty cards and so fun – love the lady with her turbo towel – hilarious:)

  167. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 10:17 am

    EK Gorman

    This is such a great release. That spa card is really inspiring. I didn’t think I liked that set until I saw your design!!!

  168. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 10:32 am

    Devy

    Beautiful cards! I love the deer set!

  169. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 10:35 am

    Michele K. Henderson

    Darlene, I love the way you created her face mask! It looks perfect! Great idea and a great look too!

  170. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 10:59 am

    thecardsmith

    I’m definitely buying the deer and love that cornflower color! My mom lives in a place called Fawn Valley. She will love this. Thanks.

  171. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Super Stick Chick

    Love your creative designs. Great new release!

  172. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Sharon Marable

    I love the deer and stars.

  173. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    Vicky Scheiber

    The cucumbers are such a hoot! Love how you used them as a boarder.

  174. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Jackie P.

    Such a fun spa day card!! That stamp and die set has limitless possibilities for encouraging and/or making people smile! What more could you ask for from a set!! The fawn card is a lovely as well!

  175. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Rajee Pandi

    love the deer

  176. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Carmela

    Thanks for sharing! Your coloring techniques are inspiring!

  177. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    Marcia

    So much fun in this new release. . . and your cards really have a lot of fun in them!!

  178. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Sherry

    I just love those background stamps they a so versatile and you used them really well on your card. It is so cute with the two deer and the sentiment, it is very sweet. I love it, great job!

  179. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Avra Williams

    Great cards!

  180. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Robin

    Great cards. I love how all designers are sharing unique way to use the products in this new release.

  181. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Carol Henderson

    Spa Day – now that’s what I need! The card and the pampering. While I’m at it, I’ll take someone who is fawn of me. Cute cards – thank you.

  182. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    Sheri

    Wow I am super impressed! I loved watching your videos, your teaching style is fantastic! I am your newest Fan! Thank you for all the tips and tricks!

  183. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    Janis in ID

    Love the sweet deer and that spa day card just cracks me up!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

  184. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    thepegster

    Darlene, I love both your cards but the sweet deer is my favorite. Thanks for sharing great ideas, as always!

  185. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Esther A

    Awesome cards! Love them both. Great job.

  186. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Sue D.

    Two outstanding cards! Your coloring on them is fantastic… love the layout and all the details on your spa day card. Thanks so much for sharing!

  187. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    Melissa Friedrich

    Wow, your coloring is amazing on your beautiful cards! Thanks for the video too, love the texture on the towel!

  188. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    Carolyn

    Both cards are great but that Spa Day is just hysterical! Great cards to send to all my girlfriends! Thanks for the great video as well

  189. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Cheryl I

    Great cards! I especially love how you used the wonky background on the deer card.

  190. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Patt H.

    Awesome cards! Spa day is delightful & I love the deer saying! So cute!

  191. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    Tanya

    Love the spa card — it would be a great invite for a girl’s day fete! Clever and fun! Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us!!

  192. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    Lynn Violet

    ADORABLE, I love your sense of humor!

  193. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    Robin

    Great cards. I’m starting to like the spa day set a little more each time I see it used.

  194. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    mary ann ann

    love the towel texture you achieved on your spa day card!!!

  195. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    Dee

    Beautiful cards

  196. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    julie m

    the cucumber slices are so much fun

  197. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    Theresa Payne

    I just love this new release. They are so much fun to play with. Thanks for sharing your talents.

  198. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    Denise Gutshall

    Such fun cards! I love the spa card — what wonderful images! The wonky background on the second card is amazing!

  199. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Thanh

    Fantastic ideas to stamp the cucumber over again to create that added border! Love that idea so much and it’s soo simple. Thanks for the reminder on how simple this is and yet how much umph it can give to a card!

  200. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    Gilda (McStamper)

    Your spa card is so great. Love the fawns, too.

  201. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Tracie Pond

    Your spa day card is amazing!!! Love all of the cucumbers =)

  202. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    Mimi R

    Love the deer card, so sweet!

  203. wrote on February 22nd, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    Laura Peddicord

    I really like the background for the deer. It really shows the deer off beautifully. Thank you for sharing all of your work.

  204. wrote on February 23rd, 2017 at 4:06 am

    Cindy

    Darlene I love your cards. I’m enjoying doing this blog hop.

  205. wrote on February 23rd, 2017 at 5:50 am

    Oliev

    Great cards, can’t pick a favorite one:-)

  206. wrote on February 23rd, 2017 at 7:16 am

    RDH95

    I got the biggest smile on my face when I saw the Spa Day card. It is priceless!

  207. wrote on February 23rd, 2017 at 8:44 am

    Anne Sturgeon

    The spa day card is marvelous. You really topped it off with the additional attention to her towel. And the mask, too sweet.

  208. wrote on February 23rd, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Kathy Beemer

    Oh, my, lanta! I love all of your inspiring ideas! Thank you!

  209. wrote on February 23rd, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Maryjo Monterosso

    So adorable. The face with the mask is a hoot and the deer are super sweet.

  210. wrote on February 23rd, 2017 at 10:09 am

    deb pereira

    I’m loving Brandi’s stamp designs. So many cute card ideas.

  211. wrote on February 23rd, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    mzgadget

    I am loving all the cards that are being
    created with this great collection!

  212. wrote on February 23rd, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    mzgadget

    the cards that are being
    created with this collection are great!

  213. wrote on February 23rd, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Lisa Petrella

    Awesome cards! I especially love the stars and star panel from the Wonky Backdrops set!!! And those deer are just darling!!!

  214. wrote on February 23rd, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    Donita Behrends

    Great rows of cucumbers!

  215. wrote on February 23rd, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Jane Sirak

    Cue cards cute cards, not so sure about the one that looks like I have egg on my face whether it is a firming mask or not I do really like the one with the deer that is just lovely in a little bit more my style but that’s the beauty of making cards right you can do anything you want and then put it down and move onto the next one! Thanks for the inspiration .

  216. wrote on February 23rd, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Eileen M

    Such very creative ideas! The spa card is too cute for words!

  217. wrote on February 23rd, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Heidi Wagner

    OMG that is hilarious! Girly primping time 🙂 Love your choice of color.

  218. wrote on February 23rd, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    Robyn Ikemoto

    The spa card is hilarious, and I like your use of perspective on the deer card!

  219. wrote on February 23rd, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    Ann

    Wonderful new releases and lovely cards.

  220. wrote on February 24th, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Rowena M.

    Your cards are awesome!!!!

  221. wrote on February 24th, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Deborah Kaye

    Love your cards, especially the Oh Deer one! Thanks for sharing!

  222. wrote on February 24th, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    Cynthia Cole

    Love your cards!

  223. wrote on February 24th, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Marianne

    Your first card is really fun, but your second card is a stunner.

  224. wrote on February 24th, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    Pam S.

    Thank you for the tip about cutting the border to accommodate the image and using colorless blender to texturize. I love the star background on the deer card. This is such a fun release.

  225. wrote on February 24th, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Dana W

    Awesome card!! I love the lady in her mask!!

  226. wrote on February 24th, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    Claudia Henderson

    This is such a cute stamp. I just love the big smile with the green mask. Super cute card….Love it

  227. wrote on February 24th, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Penny Laschanzky

    what a clever and fun stamp set! absolutely love how you created this….her placement, the tumbled glass strips with cucumber slices, perfect!!!

  228. wrote on February 24th, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Jan Peterson

    Makes me long for a spa day! And then a drive at dusk to spot some deer!

  229. wrote on February 24th, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    Lori Proulx

    I just love those Spa Day stamps. They are so cute!

  230. wrote on February 25th, 2017 at 6:14 am

    Jeanne

    Both cards are beautiful. Love the puns. I could watch you color all day…..lol. thanks.

  231. wrote on February 25th, 2017 at 10:48 am

    Laura

    Great ideas! Love the deer and that background…So clever! That mask cracks me up!

  232. wrote on February 25th, 2017 at 11:27 am

    kerry myers

    I LOVE your spa card! I have to try the texture tip … it looks awesome!!! Great card!

  233. wrote on February 25th, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    Giovanna

    Thanks for sharing that towel texturizing technique !

  234. wrote on February 25th, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    Tasha

    Cute card Darlene… omg I miss seeming good your videos on YouTube! You have such great ideas and you are so creative. Your videos started me in This card making. I really wish you would do more videos on YouTube. Thanks for sharing. Just know we miss seeing you!

  235. wrote on February 25th, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Becky Reynolds

    Very cute card Darlene!

  236. wrote on February 25th, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Becky Reynolds

    Very cute card Darlene!

  237. wrote on February 25th, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Cassie D

    Love your cards! The spa one Made me chuckle

  238. wrote on February 25th, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    Donna

    Love the deer and the spa set!

  239. wrote on February 26th, 2017 at 2:10 am

    karenladd

    That Spa Day card is hilarious and so cute! Love the way you colored the images and used the cucumbers as a border.

  240. wrote on February 26th, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Mimi R

    Such fun fun cards!

  241. wrote on February 26th, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Judie Attard

    The first card is super adorable! Awesome cards!

  242. wrote on February 26th, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Christy Q

    Gorgeous!! love how you texturized the towel and the star background on your deer card is just perfection.

  243. wrote on February 26th, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Sandy Small

    Very nice! I like the way you used the die to create a cutout for the focal image in the popped up borders, colored in the cucumbers using a Distress marker with white gel pen details and the way the terry texture was added to the Copc coloring on the towel.
    The video explained the process well. Thanks!

  244. wrote on February 26th, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    Monika Reeck

    That Spa Set I am in love
    and youer card so sweeet
    lovely coloring too
    thanks for this lovely HOP
    wish I win this set
    ameen

  245. wrote on February 26th, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    Nichole Taylor

    “Fawn’d of You” What a sweet sentiment. The little cucumber are my favorite!! Great cards!! TFS!!

  246. wrote on February 26th, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Lisa Morris

    Love cucumber border

  247. wrote on February 27th, 2017 at 1:46 am

    Cyndi E

    Love the cucumbers, Very cute! The towel texture was super cute idea & added just the right amount of interest. Thank you for your video.

  248. wrote on February 27th, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Brandy Duncan

    Thanks for showing the adding texture technique. I’m loving this release. Julie knocked it out of the park.

  249. wrote on February 27th, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    Peggy mccullar

    I love these fun cards! Awesome colors !

  250. wrote on February 27th, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Sladjana Perisic

    The spa girl card is so very cute.

  251. wrote on February 27th, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    FeM

    I like the deer card.

  252. wrote on February 27th, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    Marianne B in AZ

    Darlene,

    I love your girl at the spa! =) I learned from Kathy at the Daily Marker to keep my small piece of terrycloth handy when coloring critters – I’m not sure I have ever had an opportunity to actually use it on terrycloth!

    Thank you for the video. It is always fun to watch the process!

  253. wrote on February 27th, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    Jennifer L.

    Love those deer with the Wonky Backdrop stars!

  254. wrote on February 27th, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    Maria

    Nice coloring.

  255. wrote on February 28th, 2017 at 12:15 am

    Anna Tracy

    Cute deer card layout!

  256. wrote on February 28th, 2017 at 1:40 am

    Johnnice Steele

    Really enjoy the video. Definitely going to have to try how you added the texture to the stamped towel image. I learn something new every day when it comes to stamping. Thank you!

  257. wrote on February 28th, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Renee Thompson

    LOL the cucumbers!!!

  258. wrote on February 28th, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    Cindi P

    I’m really loving that spa card. The towel technique is so clever! It never occurred to me to put colorless blender into a bottle and spray it onto different textured surfaces. Looking for an empty bottle now… <3

  259. wrote on February 28th, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    Kathy Mc

    Thoroughly enjoyed your video, Darlene. Love how you gave the Spa girl some texture. Both cards are beautiful with your fabulous coloring skills. Oh so many new, cool products.

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