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Essentials by Ellen Winter 2016 Hop with GIVEAWAY

Hello hello!! Welcome to the  Essentials by Ellen Winter 2016 Hop!  I am so tickled giddy to be here! You should have hopped on over here from JOAN and her fabulousness! I’ve got two cards to share with you today showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies! To see the complete release, you can click HERE!

GIVEAWAY:  And guess what else???  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 Hutson.com  To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post by February 16thThere is also a ginourmous Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment THERE too by the 16th!!   ALL winners will posted at the CLASSroom on Friday, February 19th!

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

Let’s get on with the two projects  I made today!!!!


I have to say, I am in love with this card. It just makes me smile. The balloons and the awesome custom sentiment (more on that in a second)… I first applied a wash of watercolor to the background using the Gansai watercolors! As that was drying, I stamped the balloon images from the Up the Happy stamp set with White Ink and heat set it with White embossing powder! I watercolored the balloons with the same colors as I used in the background but watercolored it with less water and more color to create more intensity.

To create the sentiment, I adhered the “Awesome” word from the Positive Words die set to my card panel and then I selectively inked a sentiment from the Up the Happy stamp set and stamp it to create my own custom sentiment! I finished off the card by adhering some stars from the Home and Hearth die set randomly! Oh! I added lots and lots of Wink of Stella Glitter over those balloons!


This brings me to my second card! It features the butterflies from the Up the Happy stamp set.


The background was created with some Faber Castell Gelatos and a fun stencil (exact supplies and colors linked below). I then stamped the butterflies over the top with some Onyx Black dye ink and flicked on some black textured spray! Last but not least, I adhered the die cut word “magic” from the Positive Words die set and adhered that with some Multi Matte adhesive (love that stuff because it is super strong and dies completely clear which is a must for me since I am so messy, lol).

I had wanted to make videos of both these cards but I have been under the weather for quite some time and just wasn’t able to pull it together!   BOO HOO! 🙁  I hope you have an amazing day today! And PLEASE!  Be sure to hop on over to Heather’s blog next and she see what she has in store for you using loads of products from this release!!! 

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  1. Bianca says:

    Wow, what a lovely and happy card you have made! I love the colouring and the little stars.

  2. Debbi Vasel says:

    Those balloons look like candy! So fun!

  3. Lisa Beeman says:

    That balloon card looks *magical*! I love it!

  4. Love your cards, beautiful!

  5. what a great sentiment on the balloon card. Love it!

  6. I love these “Happy” cards!

  7. Love the butterflies!

  8. Awesome backgrounds as usual! Great cards.

  9. Terry B. says:

    I’m sorry you’ve been under the weather. Love your butterfly card!

  10. Linda Batson says:

    Love the butterflies card, hope you are all well soon.

  11. Kathy Dalgliesh says:

    Love that new butterfly!

  12. Love the happy colours

  13. Linda Gorman says:

    I love your amazing cards and this great release!!!

  14. Teresa Doyle says:

    Ah, I was hoping there would be a video here! BooHoo, LOL BUT, you cards are amazing as always. Hope you are feeling better soon!

  15. Hope you are feeling better , the cards were delightful, love the balloons!

  16. Love your cards. I hope you are feeling better. Can’t wait for more videos from you–you put cards together like me and I’m messy too!! Hope I’m the lucky winner. I’d love to win. Thanks for doing that too!!

  17. As always your cards are fantastic. Would love a video when you feel better, especially how you did the honeycomb stencil. Thank you.

  18. lolyborda43 says:

    I love your custom made sentiment! Awesome cards. TFS and I pray you are feeling better.

  19. Hannah Means says:

    Both cards are so cheerful – I hope just looking at them make you feel better!

  20. Rhea Kraszewski says:

    OMG! So excited about the new products. Thank you for sharing your creativity. Can’t wait to create something fabulous!

  21. LAUREL!!! Love your cards girlie!!! So happy to be hopping with you!!! xoxoxoxo

  22. Robin K. says:

    I love your creativity – and the sky background for the balloon card is extraordinary!

  23. Light and breezy. Works great with these images.

  24. Barbara W says:

    Loving that balloon card!

  25. Cute balloon card, love the watercolor look. Great release

  26. Sandie Scott says:

    love both of these and how you combined sentiment sets. I hope you get to feeling better

  27. Theresa says:

    Butterflies and balloons….say no more

  28. Your cards are just beautiful, Laurel! Hope you feel better soon.

  29. Carla Hundley says:

    Wonderful looking cards,
    loving the watercoloring
    and the use of the stencils.
    Glad you are feeling a little
    Carla from Utah

  30. Colleen says:

    Your cards are soooo fun & happy!!

  31. Cathy P in AZ says:

    Gorgeous cards! Hope you feel better soon!

  32. LeslieS says:

    love balloons and butterflies – never gets old. Thanks for the lovely cards.

  33. Barbara M. says:

    Your cards are beautiful as always. Love this new release.

  34. D.Ann C says:

    What a lovely background and balloon colors!

  35. I love the soft colors on these cards. They feel magical!

  36. Donna Whitten says:

    Fantastic cards, thanks for sharing!

  37. christine canfield says:

    ooo such gorgeous soft colors!

  38. April S. says:

    Great cards!! Love the watercolor!

  39. the balloons make a fun and happy card.
    The black butterflies on the yellow looks magical.
    thanks for sharing some wonderful cards.

  40. I love the balloon card. The colors you used for the background are so pretty!

  41. I agree with everyone, you balloons are fabulous and they look like they are floating in air.

  42. Loved the balloon card when I opened your blog… then I saw the butterflies in yellow, black and white and was like OMG… that card is simply gorgeous!

  43. just cannot go wrong with colorful balloons and pretty butterflies!

  44. Karen P. says:

    Awesome two cards. Hope you feel better soon.

  45. Love the beautiful backgrounds you’ve created with these cards.

  46. Dawne Smith says:

    Love your custom sentiment in the first card. So nice to see gelatos used to make a card background. I love my gelatos!

  47. Claudia M. says:

    Great ideas! Thanks for sharing them! 🙂

  48. Love the ethereal look of the balloon card! Hope you can take time and rest.

  49. Lovin’ the watercolor-y look on both cards.

  50. Beautiful water coloring – what a fabulous blog hop.

  51. Yogismom says:

    Love the colors and arrangements.

  52. Beautiful! You made awesome background for each of your cards!

  53. barbara lassiter says:

    So sorry you’re not feeling well, but it hasn’t affected your creativity. Both cards are beautiful!

  54. Leanne in CA says:

    Awesome cards and great mix on the sentiment on the first one! Thanks for sharing.

  55. Christine Ray says:

    I really like your style. Great cards! Thank you for sharing!

  56. Awesome cards and new release! Lovin’ it!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    ~God bless~

  57. C Ewalt says:

    Love the cards and the colors! Sorry you have not been feeling well.

  58. Gorgeous cards. Love the butterflies!

  59. Kathy Thisted says:

    such fun cards they make me smile!

  60. Dorothy C. says:

    Great watercoloring on your cards! Hope you feel better soon.

  61. Liz McAllister says:

    Love the background on the balloon card!

  62. Carolyn S says:

    Hope you are feeling better soon cause I love your videos. They are so much fun. But even without a video, these cards are beautiful. The black butterflies against that yellow is wonderful.

  63. Love your cards!

  64. valerieserfozo says:

    I’m in love with the balloons card, too! Both are beautiful.

  65. Susan McKay says:

    The butterfly card makes me feel like spring is coming.

  66. cadidier106 says:

    Your cards are Magic, Laurel – even if you are under the weather.

  67. Rosemary D says:

    super fun set of cards!

  68. cute cards! I like the addition of the honeycomb background on your butterfly card!

  69. Beautiful cards and techniques! Bravo

  70. Your cards are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

  71. NatQuebec says:

    Two beautiful cards and nice backgrounds.

  72. Both of your cards are fabulous. A real spot of sunshine and warmth. Then you used butterfly stamps for one and balloon stamps for the other and that puts me in my happy crafty place! Thank you for the fabulous blog hop and for sharing your card art with us Karen x

  73. Wow…this release is so versitle! Love the watercolor effect 🙂

  74. I love the adorable balloons! Super cute!

  75. Donna Northcott says:

    Awesome release great card

  76. Jody V says:

    Very nice cards. Thanks.

  77. Guldara Kirwan says:

    Very HAPPY cards! Love both.

  78. Simone C. says:

    What a gorgeous project!!!! I love the colors and the layout!

  79. THEY MAKE ME SMILE, TOOOOOOOO!!! I love what you did and how you combined the different elements! XOXO!!!

  80. Melody Holcomb-Hockin says:

    So much fun and so many ideas, I love this blog hop.

  81. stefrick says:

    That balloon card is to die for!

  82. Julieann says:

    Love your cards very pretty water coloring.

  83. Angie Linton says:

    Love both of your cards especially the colors on the balloon card. Beautiful!

  84. Linda B says:

    Fun cards. Love the new stamps and dies collection.

  85. snazzy jj says:

    Love your watercoloring. Your cards are fabulous!

  86. Laurel, you are awesome. The cards are great and I hope you are on the mend!

  87. Pai Meng says:

    these are great!

  88. I love both of the cards. The backgrounds are amazing.

  89. Gorgeous watercoloring. Love those sparkly balloons

  90. I love your cards. Thanks for using Gelatos. I have them and needed some inspiration to use those suckers!

  91. I hope you feel better soon! Love the custom sentiment 🙂

  92. Salley says:

    Feel better soon. Love the cards.

  93. Kathryn S says:

    Lovely cards!

  94. Watercolor fabulousness!

  95. Love both of these beauties. That balloon card makes me smile!

  96. Love the sentiment on the balloon card! Both your cards are fabulous!

  97. I am so impressed with your watercoloring! Great cards.

  98. Assel B says:

    I love your cards! These balloons are cute!

  99. Sandy N. says:

    Great cards – love your dreamy balloon card. The sentiments/dies from this release is terrific.

  100. catmom5 says:

    Great cards and wonderful inspiration! I had to order this set, too good to pass up!!! Also couldn’t resist the die cut words, so many possibilities for these. What a great release!!!

  101. JeanMarie Breslin says:

    Great cards and release. So creative

  102. Your cards are awesome!!

  103. boilermom27 says:

    Love the watercolor, great cards, ty!

  104. Jennifer L. says:

    Love your bright cards. Hope you’re feeling better soon!

  105. LaurieJ says:

    Oh my, I adore those balloons and that sentiment!

  106. The watercolor background on the balloon card is fabulous! Great cards!

  107. As always, great cards! So colorful! Thanks for the inspiration!

  108. Judy W. says:

    Love the backgrounds you created! Thanks for sharing!

  109. Such pretty cards!

  110. Gloria says:

    Love water color, love balloons cannot go wrong with this. Hope you feel better.

  111. Lovely cheerful cards.

  112. Love the new products, thanks for sharing!

  113. Both cards are so lovely! That honeycomb background on the 2nd card is especially beautiful!

  114. Brenda says:


  115. Both cards are wonderful. Love the balloons and the butterflies and the awesome backgrounds.

  116. Judy McGoodwin says:

    both cards are beautiful!

  117. Mary schmidt says:

    Great cards. TFS!

  118. Susan Egan says:

    Both the cards are lovely. Your backgrounds are so nice. I hope you feel better soon I’d like to see a video of you creating these. Thanks for sharing

  119. Marty H says:

    Love both the cards! The colors are great.

  120. what could be better than balloons and butterflies! Thanks so much for sharing.

  121. Barb in kazoo says:

    Sorry you haven’t been well. Loving the cards. Thanks for sharing.

  122. Jeanie R says:

    Beautiful cards, as usual!

  123. Both of these are wonderful!

  124. Awesome cards, Laurel!!! ♥

  125. Bobbie Bluegill says:

    Beautiful cards.

  126. Janet Sisk says:

    Simply fabulous cards! Thanks for the inspiration. 😀

  127. wonderful balloon card and love the background on the butterfly card!

  128. Betty B says:

    Love both of your cards–the colors are so striking.

  129. SUSAN JACOBS says:

    Very nice design and bright colors. The little snow trick is a nice touch.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  130. Troy Louise says:

    Fun and pretty cards. Love the balloons with the black sentiment. Thanks so much.

  131. fantabulous cards but especially like the balloons

  132. creativeunblock says:

    Such fun and happy cards! Love the colors — they make me smile!

  133. Christy Q says:

    Stunning cards, Laurel!! Love the watercolored background on your first card especially. So gorgeous!!

  134. Beautiful Card, Love the background you created..

  135. Sue McW says:

    Gorgeous cards.

  136. Sorry to hear you’re not feeling well – it certainly doesn’t show in these beautiful cards!! Feel better!

  137. Fabulous cards! Love the soft colors with the balloons. And ‘magic’ is such a perfect sentiment with the butterflies!

  138. I am LOVING the “artsy” feel you’ve given your cards! Controlled, but artsy! I’m sorry too you aren’t feeling well. I think your video would have been FANTASTIC! Would LOOOVE to know just how you did the background! 😉 GET WELL HUGS TO YOU!!! 😉

  139. Lady Fair says:

    Pretty cards, love ’em! Feel better soon!

  140. Love your cards! Inspirational.

  141. creativemidlander says:

    Beautiful cards, Laurel. Hope you’re feeling better soon.

  142. Wow Laurel, this is just gorgeous!!!

  143. Lindarub says:

    Love both cards.

  144. scrapchick2 says:

    I wish my water coloring looked like yours. You do a great job.

  145. Fun and colorful cards!

  146. PAULA BYNUM says:


  147. lisascreativeniche says:

    Oh I just love the backgrounds you’ve created!

  148. carriep says:

    very beautiful cards

  149. smilynstef says:

    I adore those balloons.

  150. Laurel… I just love those balloons card they make me smile as well.

  151. Love these bright and happy cards!

  152. Eileen M says:

    Very fun! (feel better soon!)

  153. Awesome Cards — just magical!

  154. Denise Bryant says:

    Delightful cards! Butterflies and balloons… can’t get better than that!

  155. Sandy Small says:

    Great cards! Love the colorful balloons!

  156. Olive M says:

    Cute cards and pretty happy colors. Thanks for sharing. Hope you feel better soon.

  157. Barbara says:

    Those butterflies in black on yellow are indeed magic!

  158. Renee Milner says:

    Lovely cards! I hope you feel better soon.

  159. The bold black butterflies look beautiful against that yellow hexagon background. What a lovely card.

  160. Your work is amazing.

  161. Krissie says:

    Super fun and lovely. Love your color choices too.

  162. Fabulous cards. LOVE the hexagon background.

  163. Beautiful cards. Love the Gelato and stenciled one. Feel better!!! Lots of prayers. ???

  164. Pat from sd says:

    Wow, this has been such fun. Love your style.

  165. Love your cards, they are always so happy! Make a get well card and sign it from me…lol!

  166. oh yes, your cards make ME happy♡

  167. 3kidmama says:

    Such happy cards! No one does fun sentiments like Ellen and Julie! Happy, happy, happy cards!

  168. Love those balloons!!!! Great job.

  169. Such happy cards!

  170. Patricia Ladd says:

    The black butterflies on the yellow background makes for a very striking card. Very, very pretty.

  171. Ashley W says:

    I love the first card the best 🙂 I think the sentiment would be perfect for cards to make for loved ones that need a reminder of how great they are!

  172. Patt H. says:

    Love these cheery card & the Positive Sentiments.

  173. zarischka says:

    They’re beautiful!! I especially adore the yellow card. 🙂

  174. Two beautiful and cheerful cards that will definitely brighten a special someone’s day! Hope your feeling better soon!

  175. pommom12 says:

    I like your butterfly effect. I shall have to try it.

  176. Fabulous cards, both are so sweet and pretty!

  177. donna mikasa says:

    Beautiful cards Laurel! I love the stenciled background for the butterflies–so pretty!

  178. Beautiful cards!! I love the watercoloring on the first card – the balloons look so gorgeous!

  179. I like your idea of using the stencil.

  180. Carolee M says:

    LOVE your cards and this new release!!!

  181. KathleenR says:

    Your cards are beautiful. I love the background on the first card

    Love and Prayers,

  182. Deb lowdermilk says:

    Such fun and bright cards using the balloons and cute butterflies. I am loving this new release and the blog hop has been amazing to view!

  183. Fabulously happy cards! Thanks

  184. beatrice w. says:

    butterflies are so cute

  185. Brandi R says:

    Beautiful cards! I am so smitten with those butterflies ♥

  186. Nandini says:

    Gorgeous cards. Love the cheerful balloons. And the butterflies are so graphic and striking!

  187. Shirley says:

    Your cards are always gorgeous, and the cards you created with the new EH release are beautiful, colorful and awesome.

  188. Stephanie Walter says:

    The butterflies – so stunning

  189. Leslie Brown says:

    I love to have balloon cards in my stash, good generic birthday cards. Thanks

  190. That Up The Happy stamp set so cute. Love the balloon card and your watercoloring. Thanks

  191. marloumac says:

    Fabulous cards! This release is absolutely amazing! 🙂 x

  192. Something about colorful balloons make you feel happy and you definitely achieved that with your card! Love how you created that . Great ideas and tips.

  193. Gloria L. says:

    Just stunning!

  194. Dee Earnshaw says:

    Such pretty cards. Thank you for sharing:)

  195. chriss58 says:

    Love the background that you created here, Laurel and the richly coloured balloons! It IS such a HAPPY card!

  196. Fabulous… I love how you custom made your sentiment to really make it your own…Thank you for thinking out of the box.. it makes the inspiration levels soar.

  197. Wow amazing cards. Soft colors and the sentiments are awesome.

  198. Pamela Palm says:

    Great cards even though you have been “under the weather” Feel better soon!

  199. Beautiful projects! Love it!

  200. maureenkmorton says:

    Oh, my! Your backgrounds are soon dreamy! Love the colors and the look. Thanks for sharing your sweet inspiration and for this great chance.

  201. What beautiful cards and so well made, they are just dreamy!

  202. sherry butcher says:

    Great cards, love them both. Thanks for sharing.

  203. That butterfly with the hexagon background is simple and classy! I love it! Still trying to figure out how you did it with gelato, hmmmmm.

  204. lindagk23 says:

    Awesome cards! And love the balloon card! Hope you feel better soon.

  205. Awesome cards, I love watercolor! And the gelato background on the second one is fantastic!

  206. Both of your cards are so pretty!!

  207. Wow! I absolutely LOVE them both!!

  208. Robyn I says:

    Such happy cards!

  209. Love how you used the products, the design and colors are fantastic!

  210. Love, love, love the butterfly card!

  211. Beautiful cards!

  212. Beautiful!!

  213. I love this colorful balloon card…it is so pretty…!!!

  214. Judy Bickel says:

    Love these cards. Spring is in the air on your blog at least. Absolutely beautiful.

  215. Such happy cards. Love them both.

  216. Lanae F says:

    Love the colors in both. Thanks for sharing!

  217. Those are really cool backgrounds for both cards! Nice job!

  218. Love your cards, as usual! The colors in both are stunning.

  219. Love the butterflies!

  220. Vicki Smith says:

    Sorry you are sick and feel better real soon. You always brighten my day with your creations and videos! TFS…

  221. Love both your cards! Enjoyed the video today on how you made the second card. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  222. Elise S. says:

    Adorable cards! I love that “the world is lucky…” sentiment. It’s super unique and perfect for birthdays!

  223. deborah345 says:

    Love seeing all the beautiful water colored cards.

  224. Really nice, thanks for sharing!

  225. Your cards are colorful and pretty! Love that Butterfly!

  226. Christine says:

    I love both these cards Laurel!

  227. Maggie B says:

    Hi Laurel ~ “The World is Awesome to have YOU!” The balloon card screams HAPPY; I absolutely love it. The sentiments in this set are absolutely lovely. The Gelato card is stunning (I’ve already seen the purple one and the video and love them as well). Thanks so much for sharing your love of crafting with the rest of us. Hope you feel better soon.

  228. Jean Purpura says:

    What wonderful fun cards…..makes me smile!

  229. Julie B says:

    Beautiful! Hope you feel better soon!

  230. This is the third card I’ve seen with the new beautiful butterflies! The are definitely going on my wish list!! Your yellow card with them is just stunning!!

  231. I’ve never used Gelatos with a stencil–will have to check your previous pists.
    Hope you’re feeling better soon.

  232. vickidavis557 says:

    Unique, fun, flirty, happy cards! Love them both.

  233. Great cards, Laurel! I’ve got to get a wink of Stella pen, love those balloons! Thanks, great hop!

  234. Love the butterflies and the balloons on your beautiful cards, so pretty!

  235. Dara Lynn says:

    I’m such a lover of everything watercolor! Amazingly cheery and warm sentiments with the Up the Happy Stamp set! Julie created a fantastic new addition to the Ellen Hutson line! Hope you get to feeling better Laurel

  236. scrappergirl56 says:

    Loving the balloons and that background for your butterflies…gotta give gelatos a try…

  237. Michelle S says:

    Thanks for sharing the Gelato technique, can’t wait to try it out.

  238. Happy, cheerful and lovable creations in great color combo!

  239. Great cards, love them:-)

  240. I LOVE GELATO’s!!! The dies are fantastic! Hoping for a chance and thanks for the great opportunity to win!!

  241. I love both of your cards!

  242. Kim Potts says:

    I love both of your cards Laurel! And those Positive Sentiments are great. Hope you are feeling better!!

  243. Maureen Reiss says:

    Beautiful cards!! I got Gelatos for xmas, going to have to try them on gesso! TFS

  244. Cheryl Robertson says:

    I really like your work. You inspire me. I bought some Gelatos years ago and haven’t used them much. The tip about the Gesso will probably help with that. Thank you!

  245. Barbara S says:

    I have to pull out my gelatos – you’ve inspired me.

  246. Melinda says:

    I really love your cards! I’ll have to try the gelato sticks. Hope you start feeling better!

  247. beautiful cards!

  248. I love your cards!!! So inspiring. You have new follower. Your video makes me wanna stop blog hopping and whip out my watercolors and brusho and create, create, create!!! TFS!!!!

  249. Sandy D says:

    Very nice cards – like the new release.

  250. Mary-Anne V. says:

    Very pretty backgound on the first and love how you used the stencil on the second.

  251. Beautiful cards, Laurel! I love how bright and festive those balloons look!
    Take Care!

  252. Lovely cards! I really like those butterflies!

  253. Michelle Daigle says:

    Great cards and a great release! Once again…..awesome job!

  254. Lovely cards. Love how you used the stencil & gelatos on the butterfly card!

  255. What beautiful cards! This is such an awesome release! Love how you used stencils on the butterfly cards!

  256. Beautiful cards! Love those balloons! Thanks for sharing!

  257. Just can’t beat butterflies and balloons

  258. Rubina Pantoja says:

    Love the colors – those butterflies are adorable!

  259. Hello, I’m originally a polymer clay artist that incorporates stamping in her work. I have been following all your blogs religiously and most probably will be a convert to paper/ card making pretty soon! ???Have subscribed to everything you do/post bc I’m never missing anything you do/post/say ever again?Everything you do is inspirational and adorable! Thank you and YES! You ARE genius!!!!

  260. I must be ready for spring! The butterfly cards are catching my eye, stunning.

  261. Love the positive words!

  262. Margarita Navarro-Rivera says:

    Love balloons and butterflies and I love your cards!

  263. love the cards they a wonderful love
    new stamps sets

  264. Angie Hall says:

    Sorry you’ve been sick, Hope you are better soon. Terrific cards as usual from you. This release is super.

  265. Gorgeous card–and I love the word dies!

  266. Lynda J says:

    Both cards are beautiful!

  267. Awesome cards! Love the colors!

  268. TracyM #6773 says:

    LOVE BOTH of your cards Laurel – ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS sentiments, AWESOME designs and WONDERFUL colours … SO MUCH to LOVE!!!
    Hope you’re feeling better soon.

  269. That yellow card with the butterfly just makes me smile!

  270. Kathy Mc says:

    Your colorful balloon card makes me smile, too, Laura, as does your butterfly card. Hope you are feeling better!

  271. Ooh! love these 2 creations! With all the products that are on top of my wish list.

  272. Deborah B. says:

    Love the background for the balloons. Your beautiful card will make anyone smile. Thanks for sharing.

  273. Miriam Prantner says:

    What a fun new release! Loving those balloons!

  274. Mari Nyx says:

    Beautiful cards and uplifting. Hope you are feeling better. Your cards always inspire me and I am sure many others as well. This is an awesome release and it would not be the same without you as a part of it. Thank you for sharing.

  275. Your backgrounds are fabulous on both cards! Love the colour choice on the first one to set off the balloons and the tone on tone design behind the butterflys is really gorgeous.

  276. Virginia says:

    love the shades of color used, especially the purple – so gorgeous!

  277. Wonderful cards, Laurel!

  278. BarbaraB says:

    Pretty, pretty cards!

  279. Deborah Kaye says:

    Your cards are beautiful and the backgrounds are just fabulous!

  280. I love those happy balloons against the water colored background! So fun!

  281. MelodyJ says:

    Those are very nice cards. Very cheerful!

  282. I love that even though you are under the weather, you are making time to be creative. I hope you are feeling better!

  283. sunshinehoneybee says:

    Especially like the Butterflies. Like the inking. Have a BEE-utiful day!
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  284. WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!! Just AMAZING!! I LOVE the Designs and the New Release!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and for the chances to WIN!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =) P.S Feel Better Soon!!

  285. amandachristensens says:

    Beautiful cards! This is such a good release! Can’t wait to get my hands on some of these new stamp sets!

  286. Nataliea says:

    What a great, fun release. I especially love the card with the balloons.

  287. Carol K says:

    beautiful cards. . . thanks for the gesso tip for gelatos. . .

  288. Your cards are now on my Balloons on Cards and Butterfly Cards Pinterest boards!

  289. karenladd says:

    Love both colorful cards, but the balloons are adorable and my favorite!

  290. The soft colours of the balloons fit so nicely. Lovely card.

  291. I love the soft c colors on these beautiful cards!

  292. Love the backgrounds and those water-colored balloons! Thanks for sharing!

  293. Darlene C says:

    Great cards

  294. These are so cute!

  295. Really makes me want to get some watercolor,beautiful

  296. Gabby Nordstrom says:

    I love love your uber cute cards. And that you can make your own sentiments with all the variet and your balloons look so real. Guess that’s why I hop and hope to buy and add to my pile and you make gorgeous cards!! Love!!

  297. Love the butterflies card!

  298. Marianne B in AZ says:

    Your first card made you smile. Both of your cards made me smile!

  299. kim smart says:

    such pretty cards!!!!

  300. This release has some of the best word stamps ever-imaginative, fun and VERY useable for lots of cards! Bravo!

  301. Beautiful cards! I love your coloring!!!

  302. Gorgeous cards! 🙂 The backgrounds, gorgeous!

  303. Both great cards, Laurel! I especially like the one with the balloons. I could see that as a birthday, or even general celebration card. Hope you feel better soon! 🙂 ~ Andrea

  304. Julie Wright says:

    Just gorgeous! Thanks for a chance to win!

  305. Wow pretty cards 🙂

  306. Very pretty card. Love the butterflies and the background.

  307. My favorite touch… your teeny, tiny splatters. Fabby!

  308. Linda M says:

    Awesome cards! Love the colors!

  309. Jan Martin says:

    I LOVE the butterfly card! It’s amazingly….magic!

  310. Beautiful work! I especially like the background on the butterfly card.

  311. Dacia B says:

    I’m a sucker for butterflies and your card really is *magic*. Love the balloons, too, so fun! Thanks for sharing ♥

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