Sunday, October 1, 2017

Essentials by Ellen Hop for Hope

I'm sure you all know someone who has had breast cancer or is currently living
and dealing with the disease, whether it be a relative, friend, or neighbor. Personally, 
my Mom was a breast cancer survivor so I'm well aware of monthly self-checks, 
early detection, and yearly mammograms. 

I'm thrilled to be a part of this surprise Hop for Hope for Ellen Hutson!
You should have arrived here from Carolyn's blog. If not, start at the beginning
at the Ellen Hutson Classroom. And here's a list of the blogs, in case you get lost.

I was proud to purchase this Courage stamp and die set, knowing that half of the
proceeds from the sale of the set would go towards the Breast Cancer Reasearch
Foundation. Here's my card for the hop, using my favorite sentiment in the set.

After die cutting a bunch of awareness ribbons from watercolor card stock, I ink
distressed them (in pink, of course!) and spattered them with water. Thanks to the
incredible Misti I was able to stamp the sentiment both on the ribbon and the card,
then line them up and adhere the ribbon to the card.

The crown was silver embossed and adhered to the ribbon, and the card was finished off
with some clear rhinestones.

With a stash of pink awareness ribbons, I created two more cards using the same
technique and the Misti.

You can still purchase this amazing Courage set exclusively in the Ellen Hutson store
and know that you're contributing to the BCRF to help further breast cancer research.

 Next on the hop is the awesome Heather Campbell. Let's go and see what she created
with the Courage set--I just know it will be something pink and amazing!
Enjoy the rest of the hop!


  1. That's a lovely card, perfectly fit the cause ! Thanks for your concern.

  2. Your distressing is perfect as is that lovely shade of pink. Nicely done Donna.

  3. So excited to be on a blog hop with you, my friend! Love how you got so much dimension on the ribbons using ink blending!

  4. Hi Donna ~ I love the CAS look of all of your cards and the way you adapted the sentiment for either someone still fighting or a survivor. Thanks so much for being a part of this important hop and I hope you have a great week. ~HUGS~

  5. Donna, the pink ribbon (with its silver crown) and this sentiment says it all. Thanks for sharing your card designs and variations on this blog hop. I have this set and am grateful for your inspirations.

  6. Absolute gorgeousness, Donna!! They all turned out beautifully. So happy to be hopping with you today. ♥

  7. Beautiful cards.I'm sure the recipients will love them.

  8. I loves all you cards but the princess one really touched me. Too many little ones go through this. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Nice cards with such great sentiments.

  10. Beautiful, simple, clean and very PINK! Love it! So meaningful

  11. Beautiful cards, Donna! I especially love the first - such a great sentiment and I love the placement of the crown.

  12. Donna, I'm always so happy to read the word "survivor" - even more happy to know you are able to use it!! A most beautiful card - thank you for sharing! xx