Saturday, September 3, 2011

September Blog Hop!

Hello!  I can't believe it's September already!!!  We loved summer over here and I am happy to share that we gave our kids an amazing summer!  Here we are at our September long weekend!  Hope you have some great plans!  As you read this we are spending time with the inlaws and family at the cabin!  It's a festival at the town out there so fireworks, a parade and all kinds of fun kids activities!

I am here with a new Wee Memories Challenge!  It's the first Saturday of the month which means it's our blog hop!  You should have arrived here from Amy !  If not please join us and check out Jenny's blog!  We have a cool sponsor this week, I Love It All!!!!  Our challenge is perfectly fitting for our sponsor, it's Simply Sentiments!


I have been feeling a bit out of it with the papercrafting the past few weeks.  I think I was just a bit burnt out being busy with the kids and working a 2 evenings a week.  I wanted to craft but couldn't really find the time or energy for it.  I felt like I didn't have good ideas either.  This card brought me back.  It's not perfect but I so enjoyed making it and after making it I made a card set (will share later) and now feel back with it!  I realized again how much I missed papercrafting and how it's something for me and that's okay I need that!





I started by dropping some citron by Recollections embossing powder onto my kraft cardstock.  I moved it around a bit and than started to heat it from underneath with my gun, than overtop.  I had the stamp waiting inked up with versamark and quickly pressed it into the embossing powder   I won't lie to you it was nerve wrecking if my stamp would come out in one piece but it did and what a fun technique!  I stamped various sentiments all by Hero Arts and embossed some.  The only thing was that the citron embossing warped the cardstock quite a bit so it made it harder the stamp the other sentiments!  :>


I hope that you will join us this week for this fun challenge!  Our winner will receive a $20 gift certificate to the I Love it all etsy store!  :>  Your next stop along the hop is to Brandi!!! For more info and to link up your creation please head to the Wee Memories blog! 
 

16 comments:

Lin said...

Great card for your challenge, Anita! That was a fun technique. Enjoy your weekend!

Karen B. said...

What a cool technique! Love your colors too.

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

LOVE this is creative!!!!

Laurel said...

Oh I love it!

Brenda said...

What a neat technique Anita! Love that pop of green! Have a wonderful weekend!

Cathy Fong said...

Lovely Sentiments card, Anita! love that green pop :)

Virginia L. said...

Anita, this is not your usual style, but I really like it, Anita!! So graphic and eye-catching!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Lovely card! TFS! ;o)

Jenny said...

Love all the different fonts and sentiments Anita...Fab card :)
Jenny x

Kelly said...

wow, what a great technique! Looks very cool! love the card. The sentiments show up so nicely on the kraft paper.

Brandi said...

Anita this is so cute! I love the kraft, white, blue and green together!

Amy said...

I love the colors you've chose to work with here! They look great on the kraft cardstock!

Levana Sunandar said...

WOW, great technique.. You make something different and it full of innovative..

Lisa said...

Very fun Anita...neat technique!

Rachel Izakowicz said...

What a great card - I love how you did the embossing powder - will definitely have to give that a try.

Sherri said...

I like the embossing! great job

 

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