3rd International Women’s Day Hop

Hello everyone! Women are the embodiment of love, strength and courage, and I’m super excited today to be a part of the 3rd International Women’s Day Hop!

I’m pleased to say that Penguin Palace, among many others are sponsoring this year’s hop. The first stop of the hop starts HERE, please head over to check-out the full hop list where you will find lots of wonderful inspirations from many talented artists, AND for a chance to win!

For this hop, I made a very feminine card. This colorful background was created using The Floral Wreath on our Stencils 360°TM tool, at a turning interval of 45°.

I ink blended a combination of Distress Oxide Inks including Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Bundled Sage, Cracked Pistachio, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron and Wilted Violet. There was no masking needed to apply these different colors to the different elements on this stencil, and that is the advantage of using the Stencils 360°TM tool! And, there was no cleaning of the stencil in between inking!

To give the card a little bit more interest, I used the scalloped die from the Words From The Heart (Chapters 1 & 2) – Coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts on kraft cardstock and adhere that to the centre of my card. Then I took a piece of Elegant Backwash – Premium Fine Paper and wrap it around my card to form a sleeve.

I then cut another piece of kraft cardstock to house my sentiment. To match the theme of the hop, I chose the following scripty sentiment from the Words From The Heart (Chapter 2) stamp set:

“To the world you are a mother, but to your family you are the world”

As a new mom to my first born who just turned two years old, this sentiment really warms my heart. Like some of you, I’m now a Stay-at-Home mom since I quit my job about a year ago. I’m pretty sure we share and face some of the same challenges day in, day out; yet we choose this path, as we want to spend more time with our loved ones. And I’m so glad I did it, as no matter how frustrating it gets, there’s always a moment where I think to myself that all of the hard work is more than worth it…like the moment when my son smiles and says “I love you mommy” 🙂

I hope you enjoy the above inspiration! And I hope all of us crafters will continue to be kind, positive, humble, and always support and encourage each other as we take a step forward towards women empowerment!

Thank you for stopping by, don’t forget to click HERE to see the full hop list and play along for a chance to win!

Penguin Palace


61 thoughts on “3rd International Women’s Day Hop

  1. This beautiful design is sure to touch the heart and soul of the mother who receives it!! Lovely work!

  2. Aww.. so pretty! Love the colors you chose for the card and that darling sentiment is the cherry on the cake. Thank you for your generosity and being a part of this encouraging hop. Hugs ~ Ishani

  3. Its a beautiful make , I loved the bright and happy colors and also the sentiment ! We are grateful for the support you have given to our hop and are very happy to have you as guest for our BlogHop.

  4. A beautiful, heartwarming card – thank you for sharing !
    Happy Women’s Day from Belgium.

  5. I can see why the floral wreath is sold out – it’s so pretty!
    Love the colors you used; so colorful. Gorgeous card!

  6. Hi, Sharon – Your wreath frame is Be-you-tiful! Just lovely! I love the shades you chose and also the premium fine paper (looks almost like vellum) paper you used as a wraparound band. So pretty!! TFS your creative genius!
    Lori S in PA (USA)

  7. Lovely card for spring, with a lovely sentiment too! The colors are so cheery! Happy Women’s Day!

  8. Beautiful card with fresh colours. Thank you so much for being our guest for this hop and also sponsoring our event

  9. So pretty in pastel colors and I love the heart touching sentiment!
    Oh my my! The creatures with blossoms and your stunning coloring work gave them a life! Love both, hard to say which one is more beautiful! Thanks for being a generous sponsor!

    • There is a google error through wordpress, Sorry it added the last comment too by mistake I don’t know how! Don’t count the creature comment, so sorry!

  10. Loving the colors of this. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on motherhood. My child is very much into her adulthood but I remember the toddler days like it was yesterday. Thanks!

  11. Sensational card! I love the stenciling! And the bright colors using the distress oxide inks.

  12. That is a beautiful card Sharon, love the colors and the sentiment is so lovely. A BIG thank you for being part of our event.

  13. Lovely card! I especially love how you did the wreath and all the pretty colors!!!! Happy International Women’s Day!!!

  14. Sharon, what a beautiful writeup. Love it, especially the sentiment on the card is so meaningful.

  15. Such a lovely card with a very true sentiment! I only worked 2 days a week when my kids were young and no amount of money can replace the time we spent together.

  16. Beautiful card, Sharon! And that sentiment is so heartwarming. I love how you’ve framed that beautiful sentiment with those gorgeous florals. You are so right– whatever adjustments we make in our lives, our loved ones’ smiles make it completely worthwhile 🙂
    Thank you so much for supporting our hop.
    With love,
    Team Member

  17. So True, Our world revolves around our mother the first women we got to know. Lovely Card

  18. Well that pulled at my heart strings! Congrats new momma, I wish you a wonderful life filled with all the things you dreamed of for your family! The card was wonderful and I thank you for showing it for the message of this hop! Thanks.

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