Daily Archives: September 5, 2016

A Blog Named Hero – Rays of Hope

Hello!  The Crafty Nurse here with a project using Ellen Hutson’s Essential’s By Ellen’s stamps and dies for the “Texture” challenge at A Blog Named Hero.  A very special thank you to Ellen for allowing us to play with their great product this month. Her generous spirit is known to many who frequent her store.



I was so excited to use the “Stay Salty” Essentials By Ellen stamp and die set to play with this month. I started by applying table salt to a wet watercolor wash to create texture and play off the “stay salty” theme.  I cut up that panel and stacked it for even more interest.  The sky was created with watercolors, distress inks, and a layering stencil.


I hope you’ll join us at A Blog Named Hero for our September “Texture” Card Challenge!  See you there!





From The Heart Stamps September Blog Hop!

Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps  September blog hop. This month our theme is “A Random Image”. The design team was asked to pick a number and from that number, a From The Heart Stamps image was provided.  I received “Birthday Pick-up”.  YEAH!!

If you have arrived from Kathy Curry’s website, you are in the right place, if not why don’t you start on the From the Heart Stamps blog, so you don’t miss anything.

For my card, I colored up “Birthday Pick-up” with Copic Markers in Y04, B23, RV23, G12, W1, W3, W5, W7, C1, C3, C5, & C7.  My design paper is “Rise & Shine” from Amy Tangerine paper.  My sentiment is from My Favorite Things.

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Now head over to Kelly Schelske’s and see what she has created.

Thanks for hopping with us today!

Cards in Envy Challenge: For The KIDS!!

Happy Monday!  That means it’s time for a new Cards in Envy Challenge and this week we are celebrating “For The KIDS! Please make sure your card fits into a standard A2 envelope without any large lumps or bumps.  The challenge will run through Sunday, September 21st and our design team will be choosing their favorite cards to feature on the The Cards in Envy blog.

For my card I used a Mama Elephant Stamptember set from Simon Says Stamp called “Skater Kids”.  I created a scene using a Lawn Fawn stitched die for the grass and the paper pack by Doodlebug called, “Back to School”.  A bit of distress inking and embossing finished off this scene, which I just love.


I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with this week for your “For The KIDS” cards at Cards in Envy Challenge!

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