Welcome to the Papercrafters Unite Against Racism hop! If you are hopping along, you have just come from Carrie Rhoades.
When I saw Justine Hovey’s post on You tube about a blog hop, I immediately jumped at the chance to participate and support this very important cause! The goal of this hop is to come together to stand with our crafty sisters and brothers of colour and to show our support in the never-ending fight for equality all over the world. Through this blog hop, I hope to learn more about our fellow crafters, gain knowledge about others perspectives. I believe that if we all got to know each other better, that would be one step closer to achieving this goal.
Before I get into my card inspirations, I wanted to share my story, coming from my own perspective. I was very hesitant at first to share but Justine encouraged me. We all need to tell our story so that we can all understand each other better. I hope that thru this blog post, you learn something about me.
I am from and live in the Philippines – born and raised. My paternal grandfather is Spanish, my paternal grandmother French. My mom is a mix of Chinese/Filipino. So as far as my ethnicity goes, I’m a true hodge podge!
I am married to an Indian man who moved to the Manila from Mumbai about 30 years ago. We have three teenage girls who are a wonderful mix of races just like me. My second child is light skinned like me but with blue gray eyes. My two other daughters are olive skinned with dark eyes.
I identify as a Filipino but yet get questioned all the time “You’re Filipino?! But you don’t look like a Filipino”. I don’t think it’s meant to be hurtful, but it is based from what they percieve a Filipino should look like. We are shaped in one way or another of our personal biases. The movement that is currently rocking our world, challenges these biases and provides us the perfect opportunity learn and change our perceptions.
Now it’s time for the card inspiration.
My first card uses a sentiment from the My Monthly Hero December 2019 kit. I chose the sentiment “One World is Enough For All of Us” which I found quite fitting for this blog hop.
I already had a galaxy panel which was an extra from another project. I used a Wonky Die from Simon Says Stamp and cut out a frame. I use the inside of the frame for my first card pictured here. I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder and included the two hands. Then I foam mounted it on top of another panel also cut out from the biggest of the Wonky Die.
For my second card, I used an older MMH kit from August 2017. I decided to make it a shaker card using the left over galaxy frame from the first card. I also white heat embossed the sentiment ” We’re all made of Stardust” along with the swirls of stardust. I used clear flat sequins for the shaker element.
We all have our own challenges, but we all can learn from each other — that’s the only way we can improve and move forward. I strongly believe that if we all got to know each other better, we grow in appreciation of each other’s differences and uniqueness. I would love to hear your thoughts on this in the comments below. Maybe share your story. Or just comment about the card. It’s all good and I’m listening!
Next on the hop is the super talented Jessica McAfee. Be sure to hop on over there and show your support!
If you want more information about this hop or if you would like to view the complete list of papercrafters, head over to Justine’s blog linked here.
‘Til next time!