Friday, November 24, 2017

{Ellen Hutson} 11th Anniversary Blog Hop: Day 5 + Prizes + Big Anniversary Sale!


I'm so honoured to be hopping with a group of amazingly talented ladies on Day 5 of Ellen Hutson's 11th Anniversary Blog Hop! For this hop, we had to feature our favourite Essentials by Ellen set and I had the hardest time choosing. I've been loving the Bear Ware and Bear Ware 2 sets equally but they complement All Inside so I decided to use them all together. You can't have one without the others!


I created this scene by creating four masks of the kitty from Bear Ware 2. I stamped the kitties in two rows and staggered them since cats would never sit perfectly aligned. Plus, someone brought a pot of catnip (from Bear Ware), which resulted in the large gathering of cats. LOL!


After watercoloring the scene with distress inks, I used dots of colour in two shades of blue and grey, respectively, to create the sky and ground. The bear is popped up with fun foam to give this fun card a bit of dimension.


The custom sentiment was pieced together from three different phrases from Bear Ware 2 and All Inside. I dual-shaded the big 'hugs' in colours to coordinate with the bear and his pink kitty. Heehee!


Be sure to comment on all 30 blog hop stops on the hop this week. Ellen Hutson is giving away TWO $100 gift certificates and TWO $50 gift certificates to random commenters so the more you comment, the higher your chances of winning! Don't forget to SHOP the Anniversary Sale by clicking on the banner below!!


Thanks so much for hopping with us this week! Your next stop is the marvellous Sharon Harnist!

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118 comments:

Kristie Goulet said...

Super cute card!!!♥♥♥

Karthikha said...

Cute and adorable :)

jan metcalf said...

Hugs back to you!

Scrapthat said...

Very cute Emily!!! TFS

sentsue said...

Something funny about a bear hugging a cat. Like,"Yum,dinner." Lol

Robin R said...

Great card! That bear holding the cat just makes me smile (and giggle a little). Nice work!

pcm said...

so cute!

Jackie Parkins said...

Awwww, that little bear holding a cute kitten! It's so sweet.

~amy~ said...

oh.my.stinking.cute.

Tami B said...

This little bear has won my heart this week. You ladies that showcased him did a great job. Very sweet card.

Denise Bryant said...

Love your delightful card! Those kitties are adorable, and of course I love that darling bear! Awesome coloring and dimension on your card!

conil said...

You know, this bear is adorable on it's own but to add all those precious kitties to the mix is just super cute. What a darling card.

Crystal said...

I love this stamp set! Your card turned out beautifully...every bear needs a kitty.🙂

Cynthia Cole said...

This is such a great card!

Deaf Sheltie Mom said...

Adorable card! Love how you masked the kitties, and the pot of catnip is just hilarious!

Scrapperdipper said...

What an adorable card. I definitely need to get that stamp set. There are so many things that you can do with it.

Diane (fionna51) said...

Cute card! Love the kitties!

Janet D. said...

How cute is this! I love this bear and all his accessories! :)

photogo1 said...

Super cute, love the bear surrounded by cats!

Barbara said...

Such a cute card and idea!

D.Ann C said...

Genius, genius, GENIUS! I love you genius clowder of cats with that bear!!

Pati said...

Very cute! Great line up of cats! I really like how you did your ground and sky!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Ahhhh this is so adorable - love the images and the great idea:)

Julie Steed said...

Your card makes me smile. You're going to make somebody's day by sending this to them. :)

Nancy said...

Adorable! So cute with all the cats.

maria f. said...

What a crew!

Sue LD said...

Love this with all the cute cats and the adorable bear.

Amy McCue said...

That bear is so stinkin cute!

Daria Z. said...

Oh my goodness! This is so stinkin' CUTE - and I'm not a cat person. Just fabulous - the idea and the coloring.

JanetB said...

That is really a fun card! Love all those cats!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

My oh my, so very cute!

Franka M. said...

This is so sweet. This bear set is very versatile.

Jean said...

Delightful!!!!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

This is such an adorable card ! I love your choice of colour.
margessw@icloud.com

I Card Everyone said...

This is exactly the number of cats Tom would have if given the chance, Emily!!! I'd settle for one gray, and that sweetest little pink one!!
Bravo, my friend!
=]

Kari V. said...

This is so much cuteness in one card!! I think I need that kitty...You have completely inspired me!

snappy scrappy said...

Oh my gosh-this is the cutest EVER!!!! Lovin' those kitties!

Sandy said...

This card is just too cute. Love all the kitties behind the bear.

lrzepeda said...

This bear is to cute! great card

cm said...

Adding my voice to the others in being completely charmed by your sweet bear and kitties card (your catnip comment is too funny!).
Hugs~carol

Susanne Vargas said...

Oh, this card is absolutely adorable! Love this bear!

Debra Rumpza said...

Oh my goodness! So adorable! I love the idea of the kitty hugs!

Patt H. said...

Love this adorable card! The bear is so cute & I love all the kittys!

Iris said...

So cute - love the bear.

Karenajo said...

Love the crowd of kitties and the adorable bear giving a wonderful hug! Sensational idea and sentiment !

Vivian C. said...

Love the humor in this card. What a fun card! Great coloring and very impressive masking.

Danielle Vincent said...

I have a crazy cat lady friend who would adore this card. That bear is so versatile. love this!

Memories by Manda said...

I've seen that bear quite a few times during this hop week but I've not seen him hugging/holding a cat! So cute!

aquablues said...

Emily, your card is SO cute! All Inside and Bear Ware have been on my wish list forever and I finally bought them! (Thanks, Ellen for the anniversary discount). And I love the whimsical pink kitty. Thanks for your creativity and sense of humor.

Arianna Barbara said...

Awww!!! It's damn' cute!!! <3

Isabel Z said...

This is SO cute-I can't stand it!!!

ilovestamping said...

So super adorable!! Love this stamp combo!

gabriella said...

What a fun happy card

luvhymns said...

Love the bear holding the cat and all the cats looking on. What a whimsical, sweet card of love!

Dee Ann Matthews said...

This bear is so charming and versatile- he is so sweet with the multicolored cats!

Marcia said...

I'm loving this card! What a great way to use the little kitties!! So sweet and cute!

Jennifer said...

So adorable! Colors are perfect and such a sweet card

Cindy said...

Love your adorable card!

V Hamen said...

Lots of designers love the All Inside stamp and die. I've seen so many cute cards. Maybe this one the most. It's hard to blend other stamp sets into a design. Your's is perfect.

Chris Handy said...

Darling card

Humbelle said...

Squee! This is so super adorable! I love that you have the bear holding a kitty and all of the kitties behind the bear!

I am 1 cat away from being a crazy cat lady...i am so jealous of this crazy cat bear and all the kitties! 🤣

Andrea Hastilow said...

This card is so yummy scrummy, love it, the colours, the style, just love it, thanks for sharing x

Beth said...

This card had me laughing with all those cats! Would love to try this technique next.

Carol Didier said...

Oh my goodness - all those kitties made me laugh! So cute...

Cyndi Morris said...

Very sweet card. Love those bears.

Francine D said...

Uh Oh, I ordered the bear, but um, I think I need those kitties too.. aaahhh.. Run, hurry.. Great card.. thank you!

Mary Holshouser said...

This is darling.
Love the group of cats
in the background and the
bear holding one is a fun
idea.
thanks for sharing.

craftyd said...

Really cute card, love all the kitties.
Dolores

Marty B said...

This is just to cute!

Patty said...

OMG...I can't even!! So freaking cute it made me smile and now I have definitely got to purchase those sets!!

Carolee McCaslin said...

OH MY your card is so CUTE!!! Love it and Ellen Hutson:)

Kim Glasgow said...

I love both sets, too! You did a great job using both sets! Not so sure I would have been able to figure out how to do that! ;-)

Greta said...

Oh so cute!

Late Blooming said...

the flower pot stuck in there adds a lot. Cute

Melissa Friedrich said...

Super adorable bear and kitties card, love your watercoloring and the build-your-own sentiment too!

Rita Montgomery said...

Oh, my, goodness...this bear is the cutest thing ever. Thank you for sharing.

Christine said...

Great card and great description - catnip! Lol. Fun card and nice coloring.

Anita in France said...

That little bear is just adorable, Emily ... so cute with that crowd of sweet kittens! Anita :)

Andrea La Vigne said...

Emily, this card is so cute & funny! I love the little pot of catnip--what's a party without one? LOL Tfs! :) ~ Andrea

Terri (blindstamper) said...

I love how you used this bear...it made me smile!

Flo said...

Love this bear and the way you stamped all the kitties. So cute.

Sue McRae said...

All those kitties with the bear makes one adorable card!

Renee M said...

Your adorable card makes me smile! The herd of cats is so stinking cute, and so is the bear :)

SmilynStef said...

How have I never noticed that cat & the catnip ... adorable card.

dinosaur said...

Very cute. I love the bear!

Tracy A said...

I love this card. It’s adorable.

Momcat said...

Bears and kitties, it just doesn't get much better! Sooo stinking' cute!

Sophie F said...

OH MY!!! How cute is this card!!!!!! I just love how you used those adorable little kittens with the bear.... how creative! I think this is my favorite thing I've seen all day. Just so cute and clever :)

Teresa said...

So very cute.

Linda M said...

What a cute card! It's absolutely adorable!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the muted tones on here, very pretty!

Andrea said...

I love this bear with all his kitty pals, and your coloring is perfect. This card would have to make anyone smile!

Ericka Strange said...

Adorable card! I love this set and I love all the kitties you made. Great job!

SkyPixie17 said...

WoW! I love the mini army of cats and how the bear has picked the pink one! So cute! But the detail of a pot of catnip just blew me away!

Larissa Heskett said...

Such a SWEET Card!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Kathy H said...

Adorable card... with kitties! I need this stamp set!

Donna said...

Love that bear! Too cute with the cats!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

This is just too cute! I love the bear holding the little kitty with all of the other kitties lined up behind him.

Katherine K :) said...

Love Bear Ware and the super adorable card you’ve created. Such a fun design!

Mary-Anne V said...

Very cute card...love those masked kitty crowd.

golfergal said...

MEOW...so cute!

Deborah Kaye said...

I adore all your kitties with your bear! So adorbearable!

Barb said...

Love the card "beary" much, Emily!

Momma K said...

This is my favorite card yet! Can't wait until this is back in stock!

NicoleN said...

Very cute card!

Margery C said...

Love All Inside and the Bare Wares too! Cute card.

Megan said...

awwww, I love all the kitties!

Judie said...

Oh my gosh I adore this card! I would do this to give back to myself ahahah!

Lieve said...

Cute card; beautiful subtle colouring.

brinkleyboy said...

Adorable take on this stamp set!

mtscrapgal said...

This is a cute card with the bear and all those kitties.

StampinLouie said...

Love the sets. Clever idea!

Geri Stuart said...

Such a cute card and the bear should be on everyone's list! Thanks for the idea!

Nicole Maki said...

Absolutely adorable! Love how soft and cute this is.

Eileen M said...

So sweet! Adorable card!

Robyn said...

Love this cute card!

jen said...

Holy cats! I'm smitten with all these kittens! Your masking is so fab!

Denise Kasbohm said...

This is just soo adorable. I hope I can master the art of masking one day. I love your layout.