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Technique Junkies – Greatest Oak

The Crafty Nurse here for some inspiration!

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Happy day!

The Crafty Nurse

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Cards in Envy Challenge – Cheers to You!

For this Cards in Envy Challenge, we are raising our glass and having a “Cheers to You” theme.  Create a congratulations or celebration card for your entry.  Our challenge runs through Sunday, September 17th and the design team will be picking their favorites. As a quick reminder, Cards in Envy asks that you make your card fit into a standard A2 card, which is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches.

My card today features a technique I saw by Kelly Laveotla comparing Distress Inks vs. Distress Oxide Inks.  I used Distress inks in Milled Lavender and Broken China.  My stamp is from an older Hero Arts kit long sold out but I liked the ease of cutting out the mask for this technique.  My sentiment is Alte New, “Magnolia’s For Her” which I white heat embossed.

I hope you will join us at Cards in Envy this week and show us your “Cheers to You” cards.

Technique Junkies – Foiled Branches

Hey, Junkies!!

The Crafty Nurse here with some foiled inspiration for you today.  You still have time to enter your comments for a chance to win $100.00 gift certificate over on the Technique Junkies Blog Hop. Also, you have until September 8th to get 15% off your September release stamps.

For today, I’m using: Pine Branch #S774 and Autumn Set of 6 #SS078

 

I’d love for you to share the cards over at the Facebook group using some of your supplies combined with Technique Junkies stamps. You still have time to enter the “Beach Blocking” challenge for a chance to win prizes.  Need more inspiration?  Check out the Pinterest board for Technique Junkies.

Finally, enjoy 10% off in the store using TJ10Kathy.

Happy Inking,

The Crafty Nurse

Technique Junkies September Blog Hop! BIG PRIZES!!!!

Hello, Junkies!  It’s time for the Technique Junkies blog hop showcasing 21 new September release stamps!  This is an extra special release because Pat is offering two, yes two different $100 gift certificates when you leave your comments on the hop!  Visit the entire team for even more chances to win.  We’ve also got a design team guest this month, Lydia Fiedler, so check out her post too. Winners will be announced on September 5th over on the Technique Junkies Design Team Blog.

In addition, Pat is once again offering 15% off all September Release Stamps for one week! You can also use discount code TJKathy10 for 10% off your other purchases!

Now, how about some inspiration!

Stamps: Pine Branch #S774  and Autumn Set of 6 #SS078

Stamps: Greatest Oak #SD836 and Autumn Set of 6#SS078,

Stamps: Pinecone #SD821 and Autumn Set of 6 #SS078

Stamps: Star Collage #S772, and Simple Sentiments Style 3A

Now, that I’ve shown you what I have to offer, I don’t want you to miss any of the other design teams creativity so I encourage you to start hopping at the Technique Junkies Design Team Blog.  The more blogs you visit and comment, the more entries for the $100 gift certificate drawing.

If you are arriving from  Cheri’s Blog, you in the right place!  Gorgeous cards Cheri!

The next stop is at Jeanne Streiff’s Blog.

We sure hope you enjoy the Technique Junkies September Release Hop! Don’t forget – 15% off September Stamps for the next week only and comment on all the team’s blogs for more chances to win a $100.00 gift certificate. We’d love to see you over at the Facebook group too.

Cards in Envy Challenge: “Penny For Your Thoughts”

Happy Monday!  That means it’s time for a new Cards in Envy Challenge and this week our theme is “Penny For Your Thoughts”.   These are cards feature a thought or speech bubble.

Please make sure your card fits into a standard A2 envelope without any large lumps or bumps.  The challenge will run through Sunday, September 3rd and our design team will be choosing their favorite cards to feature on the Cards in Envy blog.

For my card today I used a Taylored Expressions stamp set called “Party Grumplings”.  I also used the “surprise” stamp from My Favorite Things “Beary Special Birthday”, which I stamped in Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Pool.  My design paper is also from My Favorite Things and my grumpling is colored in Copics use YG09, YG07, and YG03. The speech bubble is a stamp and die set also from My Favorite Things.

I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with this week for your “Penny For Your Thoughts” cards for the Cards in Envy Challenge!

Technique Junkies – Amazing Rainbow

Happy Wednesday Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse here today sharing a rainbow of inspiration using the August release stamp, “Amazing Grace #SD776”.

The background is created using Distress Dragging from the February 2007 Subscriber pages. Then using my MISTI, I stamped “Amazing Grace” using Versafine Black Onyx ink and heat embossed with clear powder.

 

We hope to see you in the Facebook group and participating in our monthly challenge over at the Design Team Blog.

Happy Inking!!

Technique Junkies: Kraft Resist

The Crafty Nurse here for a midweek post to spark your creative flow.  Please join us over at the Technique Junkies Facebook Group to share your work. Don’t forget about the monthly challenge for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate.

Stamps: “Hibiscus Panel” and “Trust Your Journey”

Technique: Kraft Resist from Bodacious Background CD

Supplies: Distress Inks, Gold Crackle Paint, Clear Embossing Powder

Please enjoy 10% off at the Technique Junkies store using TJ10Kathy.

Happy Arting

The Crafty Nurse

Technique Junkies August Blog Hop!

Hello Junkies!  It’s time for the Technique Junkies  blog hop showcasing the new August release stamps.

Pat is offering 15% off all August Release Stamps for one week!  You also have access to my discount code TJKathy10 that provides 10% off your other purchases!

Don’t forgot to stop by all the design team’s blogs for great ideas and samples of other new August Release stamps  you can find in the Technique Junkies Store.

Now how about some inspiration!

Stamps: Amazing Grace #SD776  and Planks #S757

Stamps: Vine Beauty #SD789, Coral #SD693, and Positive Mind #SD809

Stamps: Never Stop Flying #SD717 and Coral #SD693

Now, that I’ve shown you what I have to offer, I don’t want you to miss any of the other design teams creativity so I encourage you to start hopping at the Technique Junkies Design Team Blog.

If you are arriving from  Cheri’s Blog, you in the right place!  Gorgeous cards Cheri!

The next stop is at Jeanne Streiff’s Blog.

We sure hope you enjoy the Technique Junkies August Release Hop! Don’t forget – 15% off August Stamps for the next week only!  We’d love to see you over at the Facebook group too.

Technique Junkies – Inky Mermaid

The Crafty Nurse here!

Have you seen the new stencils in the Technique Junkies store by A Colorful Life? So fun.  I played around with the Circle Mosaic Stencil using the Alcohol Stencil and Grunged Stencil Tutorials on the Sensation Stencil CD.

Stamps: Be A Mermaid “SD803”

 

Join us over at the FaceBook Group to share your creative play.  If you need more inspiration, check out our Pinterest page.

The Crafty Nurse

Cards in Envy Challenge – Baby Blue or Pretty Pink?

For this Cards in Envy Challenge we are providing entrants a choice of making a card that is either baby blue or pretty pink.  By no means do you have to make a baby card, just choose either blue or pink on your card. Our challenges runs through Sunday, July 30th.  As a quick reminder, Cards in Envy asks that you make your card fit into a standard A2 card, which is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches.

My card today features a Skipping Stone Designs stamp called “Bra’s #1”. I watercolored the bra using Picked Raspberry and Pumice Stone Distress Ink. The white background is a dotted embossing folder and the pink is stamped with a MFT script stamp in white ink and clear heat embossed.  I finished off with a big ribbon to add more pink flare.

I hope you will join us at Cards in Envy this week and show us your choice of either Baby Blue or Pretty Pink cards!

Sandy Allnock

Fearfully, wonderfully made! —Ps 139:14

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