Cards in Envy Design Team Announcement; Challenge “Toes in the Sand”

I was so thrilled to be asked to be a part of the Cards in Envy Design Team!  This is a challenge blog that supports a card only challenge with the requirement that every card must fit into an envelope, hence, cards in “envy”.  The reason for this type of a card is so they can be donated to Operation Write Home, an organization that supports our service men and women by sending them blank, homemade cards to send back home to their loved ones.  As a donator to OWH for several years, I’m absolutely thrilled to be part of Sandy’s team at Cards in Envy (CIE).

My first card for inspiration uses a watercolor and tissue paper technique found at the Technique Junkies.  This is perfect for a “ocean” type theme. I cut it out using the new frame dies from My Favorite Things.  The digital image is called “Lexie’s Beach Ball” by Chrissy Armstrong found on Whimsy Stamps.  The sentiment is My Favorite Things and wavy to simulate the breeze of a summers day.  I chalked the clouds and used the pointillism technique for the beach.

Thank you so much for your support and encouragement and I really hope to see you over at Cards in Envy .  You’ve got until August 17, 2014, so let’s go make some “Toes in the Sand” cards!



About urrn4u

Hi! I'm Kathy, a Southern Californian native who has lived in the west coast, midwest, northeast and now the southeast. I'm a Registered Nurse who lives for the creation of Art. I am currently on the Design Teams of Cards in Envy, From The Heart Stamps, and Technique Junkies with previous design credits for A Blog Named Hero, A Day For Daisies, Creative Vision, From the Heart Stamps, Open-Minded Crafting, Repeat Impressions Stamps, Sketch Saturday, Send a Smile 4 Kids and Try Stampin' On Tuesday. I've also guest designed for Crafting By Design, Kenny K, The Alley Way, and Simon Says Stamp. I am married 25+ years to a wonderful man and have two very special grown sons, Dan and Matt.

Posted on August 4, 2014, in Cards in Envy, Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Such a cute card! Love the image you used.


  2. Oh wow Kathy! This card is simply gorgeous! The image, your coloring and the technique are all fab! LOVE it!


  3. You did an amazing job coloring this darling image! It’s a fantastic card for OWH. Welcome aboard the CIE Design Team! 🙂


  4. sooo excited you are on the team!!! LOVE your sweet image and great waves!!!!


  5. Fabulous card Kathy! I love the background technique and that image is so cute! I’m thrilled to have you as a CIE designer! Welcome!


  6. Annie Abrahamson

    Kathy, she is so darn cute! Fantastic coloring job and I love how you did the waves! Reminds me of the Coppertone little girl…I can smell the suntan lotion already 🙂


  7. Congrats on the new gig and this card is fabulous!!! OWH is such a wonderful thing!!!


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