From The Heart Stamps: Midweek Design Team Inspiration

It’s Wednesday and time for the From The Heart Design Team Highlights.  Today, I used the fabulous freebie called World’s Best by From the Heart Digital Images. 

I colored the image with Copic Markers and used a frame die by My Favorite Things.  The design paper is Bazzill.

Hope we see you this week at From the Heart Stamps to participate in the Sketch challenge.

Midweek 8-24


The House That Stamps Built: Sketch Challenge

It’s the fourth Wednesday of the Month and time for The House That Stamps Built sketch challenge.  You have until Tuesday, August 30th to enter for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate at Repeat Impressions.

Here’s the Sketch:

August Sketch

For my card I’ve used a variety of stamps from Plate 2300 at Repeat Impressions  though all of the stamps can be purchased separately in the Halloween section of the store.  The background began with some play from Brusho’s powders in warm tones.  I then did a bit of distress inking and created the embossed background using a Darice Fall Folder.

August Sketch

Hope you’ll join us at The House That Stamps Built, for our Sketch Challenge. Don’t forget to get your discount code from my blogs sidebar when you shop at Repeat Impressions Stamps.

Send a Smile 4 Kids: 131: Anything Goes!

It’s Saturday and time for a new Send a Smile 4 Kids challenge. Today we are celebrating Anything Goes 4 Kids!  You have until Friday, September 1st to enter.

I also want to remind you that Send a Smile 4 Kids continues to grow and would love to have your donations to support hospitalized children. Come on over and Check out how.

Now, let’s see what this week’s sponsors are generously donating:

1) Crackerbox Palace – offering 3 digital images of winners choice

2)  Dies R Us – offering a $15.00 Gift Certificate

My card features the Crackerbox Palace “Scarecrow”  which I colored with Copic Markers.  Isn’t he sweet?  My design paper is My Minds Eye “All Spice” and I distressed the edges.

Scarecrow 8-20


I look forward to seeing you “Anything Goes 4 Kids” card over at Send a Smile 4 Kids.  YEAH!!

Technique Junkies – Pear Minx

Kathy, The Crafty Nurse here today with more Technique Junkies inspiration using “Fanciful Fruit – Set of 2#SS057” from the August release.

The background is the result of playing with both Minx and Art Anthology products.  The Minx colors used was the white called “Immaculate” and the orange called, “Radiance”.   The Art Anthology Sorbet I used was “Vegas Gold” which I ran through with a texture comb.

I heat embossed the pear from “Fanciful Fruit” with Versafine Black Onyx Ink and clear powder.  I also spayed it with Gilded Gold Colorations and placed the whole thing over some torn mulberry.

August Minx

Sure hope you find some time to get your fingers inky today and I’ll see you later on this month for more junkie goodness.

See you then!

The Crafty Nurse

From The Heart Stamps Sketch #161 – You Choose

Hello friends!  Happy Monday!  I’m here with sketch #161 at From The Heart Stamps which is a little different.  As you may have heard, our sweet Faith, owner of From The Heart Stamps, is in the hospital.  The team wanted you to know we are still here so we’ve given you a choice of past sketches this week to choose from.

If you didn’t know, all previous sketches are on the blog gallery in the top right hand corner.  Some the the sketches have twists and some don’t.  Just use a From The Heart image and the sketch and the rest is up to you.


For my card I used Sketch #47 with image “Nerd Boy Balloon”.  This is such a fun image!  I colored him up with Copic Markers and added glossy accents for his glasses! For my dies, I used the circles by My Favorite Things.

Sketch 161

Sure hope you’ll join us this week for Sketch #161 at From The Heart Stamps.  Also, don’t forget to stop by and join the FTHS Facebook group.  Happy Monday!!

Cards in Envy Challenge -Hip To Be Square!

For this Cards in Envy Challenge I used one of the Creative Chemistry techniques, Luminous Mica, using Distress Ink and Distress Mica to create this gorgeous rainbow background.   WOW, does this give some dynamic results.

Remember, at Cards in Envy we ask that you make your card fit into a standard A2 card though, we have loosened up our requirements and no longer require a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card as long as it fits in the A2 Envy.

The colors I used with this card are Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon, Ripe Persimmon, Frayed Burlap, Candy Apple Red, and Mustard Seed.  My background stamp is an older Club Scrap wood mounted and my sentiment and candles are from “Wish Big” by Ellen Hutson.

I hope you will join us at Cards in Envy this week and show us some “Hip To Be Square” cards!  The challenge will run through Sunday, August 29th.


Sketch Saturday Challenge #425

Happy Saturday!  Today’s new Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp who is offering a very generous $25.00 gift certificate to their store for our random winner.  You have until Friday, August 19th for a chance to win.

Here’s the sketch:


For my card I used one of the older Simon Say Stamp card kits that was tucked away in my stash.  The background is stamped with a My Favorite Things background script and I distress the edges of my die cut from the kit.  I also used cut out words from the paper paper to create a sentiment. Instead of the flag, I used the ampersand.

Sketch 425

I can’t wait to see what you come up with using the new sketch this week at Sketch Saturday!  Oh, and don’t forget to stop by the Sketch Saturday Facebook Page and give is a like!

The House That Stamps Built; Designer Choice Challenge

It’s the second Wednesday of August which means it’s time for a Designers Choice Challenge at The House That Stamp Built! Today, it is my turn to host our challenge and I’ve chosen “Circle Cards”.

As with our other challenges, we are offering a $25.00 gift certificate to the Repeat Impressions store for our random winner. Don’t forget, if you use a RI stamp, you get an extra entry!

For my “Circle” card I stamped the Repeat Impressions “Vase of Tulips” on Watercolor Paper and colored with watercolors. I created a circle card by placing my circle die just outside the top fold using a Sizzix die. I added the sentiment from “Plate 8600″, which has some great sentiments.  I finished off with recollections gems.


I look forward to your entries for the “Circle Card” challenge this week over at The House that Stamps Built.  Happy Wednesday!

From The Heart Stamps – Mid-Week Inspiration

I’m here today with a little Mid-Week DT Inspiration for From The Heart Stamps!  My card today is colored with Copic Markers using the “Doggone Birthday.”   I hope you’ll stop by this week to check out both the Sketch Challenge and the Stamp of the Month Challenge at the From The Heart Stamps Blog. 

Mid-Week Doggie

I look forward to seeing you over at the From The Heart Stamps Blog  and in the Facebook Community.  We really love to see your work.

Howdy Partner – Technique Junkies

Kathy, The Crafty Nurse here today with a Technique Junkies card for inspiration using “Howdy Partner SDX084” from the August 2016 release.  Don’t forget, you have until August 8th to get any of the new release stamps for 15% off.

The background uses the Snakeskin technique from  “Simple & Easy Inking CD”. For the “Howdy Partner” sentiment, I stamped it on wood veneer paper and distressed with sepia archival ink.

August Snake

Sure hope you find some time to get your fingers inky today and I’ll see you later on this month for more junkie goodness.

See you then!

The Crafty Nurse

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