Aim for Alaska ~ Blog Hop ~ High Tide

Hi everyone and welcome back to my blog, or hello if you have never visited before.
You are visited Kayla's blog and I am a member of the Crazy Crafters.

We are blog hopping today as part of the Aim for Alaska training group.
This group is a fantastic resource for Stampin' Up demonstrators to not only encourage them to achieve the incentive trip (which is currently an Alaskan cruise) but also to reach any Stampin' Up goals they may have.
We have had talks from some of the #1 demonstrators in the world about what makes their businesses so successful. I am absolutely loving the group because I am learning from the very best and also am involved in a community where we can bounce ideas off each other, there is always someone online and around to help!
It can be frightening starting your own small business but with a supportive and friendly group like Aim for Alaska you learn that fear can sometimes be a good thing because if you aren't worried and you aren't on the edge of your seat than that means you are too comfortable ;) 
It's an amazing resource and today we are hopping with an Alaskan theme!

I will admit that I had a bit of trouble with the theme. 
Let's just say, I'm not very geographic! I need to learn to be. 
So I did not really know much about Alaska *what you say!!*
So I did a quick Pinterest (as you do!) and what I first saw was something that I just LOVE and that is the Northern lights (or Aurora Borealis) 
I was inspired to create a card with this in mind with that gorgeous HIGH TIDE stamp set.

I am not 100% happy with the card design. I love the sponging, but unfortunately the card came together last minute in between some 'Mum' things like cooking dinner, taking the neighbour to hospital, kissing boo-boo's (oh the life of a mum) and I just haven't had time to make another, so please excuse ;) 

Here's the picture that I was inspired by

As you can see mine looks no where near as pretty.
I am relatively new to this whole sponging thing, but I gave it a good go and there is always a first time for everything!

I absolutely love how that copper thread looks wound around the card though.
I think that is going to be my new obsession, so you might see that hang around for a while.

I have used my trusty favourite Stitched Shapes Framelits to frame this gorgeous sentiment, which has to be my absolute current favourite from the stamp set!

Lastly I have stamped the inside of the card to give a quick bit of jazz to finish it off!

I am so excited to have been able to take part in the hop.
If you would love to see all the other beautiful projects that the other blog hoppers have made, then follow the list here;

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To sweeten the deal, Stampin' Up have released EIGHT new items that you can receive for FREE with a $90 order. How awesome is that?
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Petra said...

I think you did a great job! well done!

Kim Oliver said...

Your cards looks great Kayla. I love your background too you did a great job with the sponging x

Cheryll Miller said...

You have done a great job with the sponging Kayla! Love this card! xx

Jessie Holton said...

Great idea using the lighthouse for this one, links in the cruise ship we'll all be on next year (fingers crossed!) xx

Sandra Mastello said...

Beautiful Kayla! How do you manage to do so much in between "Mum" things? xx

Jennifer Cotton said...

Love this card and the sponging!!

Josie Dean said...

Looks great to me Kayla! I think you need to not be so hard on yourself, you do fantastic work!!

Paper Fairy Kris said...

Wow! Just wow! The inside is just as pretty as the outside. I'm so happy I came across this Blog Hop! Your creation is so inspirational. I just love it!

Rosalie Desmond said...

What an amazing card.

Sarah Fleming said...

Gorgeous, Kayla!

Vicki Hunter said...

Great Idea Kayla.....looks fab

Stamping Beauty NZ said...

Lovely card Kayla and your colours are amazing - Angela xx

Unknown said...

Kayla what a gorgeous card! love your colours

Sarah Burnett said...

Love your take on the card Kayla

Unknown said...

What a beautiful card!

Carolina Evans said...

Just gorgeous!!! I love your blog!

Denita Wright-Smee said...

A beautiful creation, Kayla. I love your inpsiration photo, and your take on it. D xox

Janneke said...

Beautiful card ;o)

Unknown said...

Great job. Your card is amazing. Thank you

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