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Thursday, September 27, 2012
halloween spooky forest printable kit
It's my last printable kit for the Halloween season and it's a Spooky Forest complete with Trick or Treaters and mini Halloween bunting flags!





I created this kit as a companion to my other kits, I thought the trees would go perfectly with the Halloween Village and the Tombstone Favor box kit too!

 


I also created a tutorial video with a few assembly tips! When I was designing this kit, it took me a long time to figure how to create the trees so that they could be printed then folded to make a double sided tree ... so I figured out a solution and you'll see it in the video! It works great and it makes really sturdy trees! 

Click here to see all the kits in my Etsy store!

Thanks for following along in my new adventure of creating printables!! Stay tuned because I've got a free Halloween printable download coming up that I'll be posting for you on Monday! 

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
i-scream truck and whimsical hearse printables
I can't wait to show you my next Halloween printable kit! It's an i-scream truck and whimsical hearse favor box set and it's available in my Etsy store here!


I started out making the little hearse and then my good friend Michelle Bernard said "you should make an i-scream truck too" and I said "that's an amazing idea!" so I made both! So thank you Michelle for that super great idea! I love the cute pun!



They can be used as fun Halloween decorations, paper toys or as party favor boxes for candy and small gifts! 

Like my other printable kits they are illustrated completely in 3D so no matter where you place them they will look cute cute cute! 

All the kits come with full written instructions, but I also made a couple videos to show a couple little assembly tips!


Here's the whimsical hearse!!


And here's the i-scream truck.They are all so easy to put together!

Tomorrow I'll share with you my last printable kit for Halloween ... the Spooky Forest with Trick or Treaters!

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012
tombstone favor box kit for halloween
Today I am sharing with you my new printable Halloween Tombstone Favor Box kit


These little tombstones are illustrated completely in 3D so you can display them anywhere! They come as a set of 8 with 4 large tombstones and 4 mini tombstones. You can print as many as you like to make an entire spooky graveyard :) If you combine this with the  Spooky Forest kit you can really make an elaborate haunted graveyard!

 

Use as party favor or mini gift  boxes at your Halloween party! 


Use as place setting markers! This kit has customizable text so you can use the Tombstones as name cards at your Halloween table! Just open up the file in Adobe Acrobat and type names or text into the provided fields! 

Dollhouse miniaturists - these are scaled to 1/12" scale and they look so cute with my doll house!



They come with complete written instructions and I also created a tutorial video on how to put these little guys together! They are not hard to assemble but I have some tips on how to get the rounded tops nice and smooth!

Tomorrow I'll share with you my i-scream truck & whimsical hearse favor box kit! You can see it right now in my etsy store here!

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Monday, September 24, 2012
halloween printables village kit!
I am so excited to share with you my new Halloween printable kits in my Etsy store! I have been working away like crazy on these for quite some time and they are finally ready! yipeee!!

I've created 4 printable Halloween kits and designed them so that they can also be used as party favor boxes, paper toys, or as super fun decorations for your dining table, mantel or entryway. 


Today Id like to introduce you to the Halloween Village Kit!! I've created 4 houses for you that are completely 3D so you can set them in the middle of your dining table and all your guests will have a cute view! 


Each house can easily be turned into a battery operated tea light luminary!! Imagine putting them in your  back porch area. Or have them all glowing on your mantel or dining table! Because it's a printable kit you can make tons and tons of houses! Print as many as you like! Weeeee!!


 Or use the houses as super sweet Halloween party favor or mini gift boxes! 

I have even created how-to videos for the kits so that you can see how easy they are to put together! All my kits are easy to put together - trust me I don't have the patience for crazy intricate labor intensive assembly. I want instant gratification! But these videos will help you with just a few little tips that I found after putting these together a gazillion times when i was prototyping them.


Here's a video where I show how to put together the small house and tips on how to turn the houses into luminaries. 


And here's a video showing you the chimney assembly! The chimney makes the house so cute! It's so easy to add one!

Tomorrow I'll share with you my tombstone favor box kit! You can see it right now in my etsy store here! 

This is a new little venture for me and if it's well received I've got lots more fun kits up my sleeve that I can not wait to share with you! Click here to see all my Halloween kits in my etsy store!

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Thursday, September 20, 2012
halloween texture canvas with stamps
Here's an amazing Halloween canvas tutorial created by the wonderful CeeCee  of CeeCee Creations using my new Halloween Stamps! 



CeeCee even filmed a little video to show you some of the fabulous techniques she used. She creates amazing texture in this little canvas (love how she made the moon!), you don't want want to miss this video!

 


Here's the stamp set CeeCee used to create this card. You can purchase it on EllenHutson.com and also SimonSaysStamp.com
 
I love her artwork and it's so fun to see how just a little change in the palette from brights (what I would usually use) to muted colors changes the mood completely! Don't forget to check out CeeCee's blog, she's got lots of tips and techniques over there too :)

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012
ready for HSN!
I'm in Tampa and ready for the big 24 hour craft event tomorrow on HSN! I'll be up early and at the studio by 3am to get ready for the first show in the 5am hour. 

There will tons of your favorite craft companies there all with amazing goodies at great deals and Martha Stewart will be there too! I doubt I'll get to glimpse her, but wouldn't that be great to bump into her?! I wonder if she would remember that I was on her show?

Here's my schedule you can watch on HSN.com or on the HSN channel on your TV:

5:08 am  - Rubon - o - Rama rubon kit (only a few left!)
5:16am - Whimsical Woodworks kit (limited quantities!)
7:24am - Sweet Shoppe Sticker kit (brand new!!!)
7:31am - Super Swell Scrapbook Kit (special sales price!)
2pm - Holly Jolly Craft Kit (new kit!!)

(all times approximate and listed as EST) 
 
As it is usual with TV, schedules change and any of the above time slots could be adjusted. I'll post last minute time changes to twitter and facebook.  

But don't worry if you miss it, it'll be on HSN.com and you'll be able to find the kits to purchase on HSN.com too!! you don't even need to wait for me to be on air to snatch up the kits. You can hop on over to HSN.com anytime!

Here are my preview videos of my two new kits debuting tomorrow!

Sweet Shoppe Stickers Kit:


Holly Jolly Craft Kit:


Thanks to everyone who cheered me on last time from twitter and facebook! I so appreciate your support!

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paperclipping roundtable podcast
I am a guest this week on the Paperclipping Roundtable Podcast! 

This episode was all about Mixed Media and we had a great conversation about easy ways to add mixed media to your projects. Click here to listen! 


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Tuesday, September 11, 2012
HSN Sweet Shoppe Sticker Kit early preview
Here's a sneak peek preview video of my brand new Sweet Shoppe Sticker kit which launches on HSN and HSN.com September 13th. That's this Thursday! 

UPDATE!! this kit is now available for purchase on HSN.com right here!


If you are reading this blog post from a feed. Click here to watch the video



This is a GIANT sticker kit with hundreds of my drawings and illustrations turned into stickers  --- and the best part is that some of them are Scratch N Sniff!!! very exciting! They smell so delicious! chocolate, strawberry, vanilla! yum! 

Were you like me and collected stickers in the 2nd grade? I had stacks and stacks of photo albums full of stickers to trade at recess. These bring back so many fun memories and are perfect for cards, and scrapbooking.

Like all of my other kits on HSN, we only printed this kit in very limited quantities so grab 'em while you can! Once they are gone they are gone forever!

Here are my show times for Thursday September 13th, you can watch on HSN.com or on the HSN channel on your TV:

5:08 am  - Rubon - o - Rama rubon kit (only a few left!)
5:16am - Whimsical Woodworks kit (limited quantities!)
7:24am - Sweet Shoppe Sticker kit (featured here)
7:31am - Super Swell Scrapbook Kit (special sales price on Sept 13th!)
2pm - Holly Jolly Craft Kit (new kit!!)

(all times approximate and listed as EST)

As it is usual with TV, schedules change and any of the above time slots could be adjusted. I'll post last minute time changes to twitter and facebook. But don't worry if you miss it, it'll be on HSN.com and you'll be able to find the kits to purchase on HSN.com starting September 13th (or earlier) too!
 
My original kits are still available in limited quantities on HSN.com too. Click here!


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Monday, September 10, 2012
HSN Holiday Craft Kit early preview
I'm excited to share with you a preview video of my brand new Holly Jolly Holiday Craft kit which launches on HSN and HSN.com September 13th! That's this Thursday! Yipppe!!!

It's not even Halloween yet, but if you are like me, you can't wait to get a jump on all your Christmas crafting now! This kit has everything you need. Scrapbook papers to make the after Christmas layouts, cards to make and send before Christmas and even the sweetest little felt ornaments! I can't even being to tell you how fun it was to draw all the elements in this kit and design the little accents!


If you are reading this blog post from a feed. Click here to watch the video

Because this is a seasonal kit it's only available in extremely limited quantities so you will want to grab it while you can. Once it is gone it's gone forever!

Here are my show times for Thursday September 13th, you can watch on HSN.com or on the HSN channel on your TV:

5:08 am  - Rubon - o - Rama rubon kit (only a few left!)
5:16am - Whimsical Woodworks kit (limited quantities!)
7:24am - Sweet Shoppe Sticker kit (brand new!)
7:31am - Super Swell Scrapbook Kit (special sales price on Sept 13th!)
2pm - Holly Jolly Craft Kit (featured here)

(all times approximate and listed as EST)

As it is usual with TV, schedules change and any of the above time slots could be adjusted. I'll post last minute time changes to twitter and facebook. But don't worry if you miss it, it'll be on HSN.com and you'll be able to find the kits to purchase on HSN.com starting September 13th (or earlier) too!
 
My original kits are still available in limited quantities on HSN.com too. Click here!

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Saturday, September 08, 2012
happy anniversary!
Happy anniversary to my wonderful husband Paul!


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At this exact time, 11 years ago I was all nervous and full of excitement getting ready for our wedding! I can't believe it's been 11 years! And what wonderful and amazing years they have been! I love you so much!
Friday, September 07, 2012
quick halloween card!
Big thanks to Scraptime.ca for filming a little video demo of me creating a quick and easy Halloween card at the CHA Summer Show! Not expecting to make a card on camera, I whipped this card together with just a few elements I had on hand!

Here's the set I used to create this card. you can find it on EllenHutson.com and also SimonSaysStamp.com
I had so much fun drawing these designs and thinking of all things spooky. I love the little silhouette in the frame and especially the old houses. I drew the houses from houses in my neighborhood!  The houses can be made to look spooky or not spooky, so you can get more use out of them than just for Halloween. Simply change up the colors you use and you could have Christmas houses or even Summer 4th of July houses! 

Here are a few samples that I created! I even used purple!! I never use purple  -- so let this day be marked in history! 



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