Friday, August 5, 2022

APPT Sending Good Thoughts Blog Hop

Wow, it has been a bit since I last blogged... Summer has gotten the best of me. I would love to say that it has been exciting and fun.... but it hasn't been.  The kids all weighed in and showed their pigs on Wednesday and now our barn at home is empty. The pigs have been my escape this summer and I am not sure all 3 kids will end up showing them again next year. Boys are really that into it and Taryn does a majority of the chores. 

I snuck away for some crafty time last week while Taryn was finishing up her scrapbooking projects for fair. Have I mentioned that the TWO kids I helped went Grand and Reserve Champion? Its true but we will save that for another post! That is when I sat down and created this amazing alternate from July's Sending Good Thoughts Paper Pumpkin kit. It was perfect for this A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop and I can't wait to show you my creation!

The card started with the Bermuda Bay brushstroke card front. I simply splattered some watered down Multipurpose Liquid Glue and sprinkled some of our gold Stampin' Emboss powder to heat emboss it. I added a torn strip of Fresh Freesia with some white Bakers twine in a nice little bow. The coral is gently adhered behind the sentiment circle with a bit of sponged Multipurpose Liquid Glue. The sentiment is stamped onto a die cut from the kit with Bermuda Bay ink and adhered with a couple Stampin' Dimensionals. I accented with one of the starfish die cuts and a few Opal Rounds. They reminded me of bubbles! This card front sits nicely on a Fresh Freesia base!