Monday, April 11, 2011

Help for Japan Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to a very special blog hop today! You may have been on the first hop that Whimsy Stamps put on for this special cause. Well, there were so many who volunteered to join in that we had to do a second one! The illustrators of Whimsy Stamps have come together to draw a special set of digi images for the purpose of raising money for the relief effort in Japan. All proceeds from the sale of these images will be donated to that cause. Kenny K, Raindrop Echo Designs, Meljens Designs, and Crissy Armstrong all contributed art work.

For the whole month of April, you can purchase the images as a set or individually (your choice) by visiting this page on the Whimsy Stamps store website.  Please consider helping this special cause by purchasing one or all of the digital images we are offering.  

I am the first stop in the blog hop so you're in the right place!  At the end of this post is the entire blog hop rotation in case you get lost.

The amazing ladies of two design teams have come together to host this blog hop for you!  Our team from Sentimental Sundays and the Kenny K Krafty Girlz have joined forces to design some amazing jaw dropping creations for you.  You have seven days to hop through all the blogs and enjoy all the lovely creations from these talented people. 

The hop runs from now through til Sunday April 17 at noon.  There will be several opportunities to win blog candy!  Four random commenters will get a chance to receive one of the three individual images or the sentiment set so be sure to leave comments all along the way for your chance at a free digi!  Also, if you post the "Help for Japan" button on your blog's sidebar, you can enter into the draw for the grand prize!  The grand prize will consist of the entire digital set made just for this cause as well as a gift certificate donated by me worth $10 to use at the Whimsy Stamps store! To enter, you must help us advertise for this cause by posting the "Help Japan" button on your blog's side bar (just grab it from my side bar or from the top of this post using the code in the text box) and then enter your name on the Inlinkz option below so we can be sure to find the winner.  

Now on to my project!  I have used Heartfelt Angel and Help for Japan Sentiments in my project today. I'm so very sorry for the horrible photo!  I'm in the process of moving so I didn't have my usual equipment on hand.  This card really doesn't do the image justice - Crissy has drawn such a beautiful angel!  I recolored the lines of the angel image using Microsoft Word (you can see my tutorial here) and then merged it with the sentiment (you can see my tutorial here).

Image: Whimsy Stamps Heartfelt Angel; Sentiment: Whimsy Stamps Help for Japan Sentiments; Paper: October Afternoon; Accessories/tools: Viva Decor pearl pens, WOC flower

Next you'll want to visit Ceal's blog to continue hopping.  Thank you so much for stopping by, and for your support of this very worthy cause. 

Here is the blog hop rotation list in case you get lost:
1. Ann V. -
2. Ceal -
3. Cheryl -
4. Kristina -
5. Chris -
6. Ann E. -
7. Tameko -
8. Amy -
9. Lisa M. -
10. Susan -
11. Nicole -
12. Sally -
13. Linda -
14. Angela -
15. Cheryl -
16. Sarah -
17. Vanessa -
18. Jackie -
19. Dawn -
20. Vicky -
21. Amy -
22. Judith -


Cheryl said...

Ann, this is gorgeous! I love the papers and details!

Cheryl Valadez said...

Hi Ann! What a stunning card! I love the vintage colors and striking ;D Hugz, Cheryl

Marie-Anne said...

What a lovely card!


Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

gorgeous card!
awesome to have some fun!!!


This is a wonderful thing you ladies are doing! I love your card, this is such a pretty stamp. I have 3 cards I made from the last weeks stamps if you want to see them

Vicky said...

Really beautiful card I love the gems on the string.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Tameko said...

Hi Ann, beautiful card. Nice embellishments.

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Ann.

Hugs Riet.xx

Anonymous said...

Oh how beautiful, this is stunning!

Esme said...

Gorgeous card, the sentiment is beautiful!
Esme x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, so different with the subtle image.

E.T said...

This is stunning!