Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Wishes for Bella Blog Hop - Week 1

Hello All!

Today I have a special card to share for a special little girl. My card is also part of a blog hop today! I hope you will sit back and relax and take a little hop with me....

Today we are holding a blog hop in honor of Bella Tucker. Bella is a NH girl who sadly came down with a near fatal infection that has left her without her arms and legs. She is lucky to be alive as doctors didn't think she would recover from this illness. Bella has the love of her family to help her through this trying time as she learns to live a life without her limbs.

Bella and her family have a very, very difficult road ahead with many challenges as you can imagine and we would like to help in a small way by sending some cards and love from around the world to Bella. There is a special website dedicated to Bella and the awareness of her struggle, Bella Tucker.org. You can also make a donation and read more about Bella on this blog. We hope you will take a minute to learn about this brave little girl!

Erin Bailey, of Scrap Stamp and Be Merry, is the organizer of these 4 special Wishes for Bella blog hops to raise awareness for Bella and hopefully lots and lots of cards and wishes in the mail for her too! Join us for the next 4 Tuesday as we create cards for Bella and host hops with prizes for you!

My blog is the first stop on the hop today - Week 1! From here you will continue with our hop and visit the blogs of other caring crafters who are helping us send smiles and wishes to Bella. All of the stops on the hop have eye candy to share and some also have blog candy! So be sure to visit all the blogs and then at the end of the hop, we ask that you also create a card for Bella, share it on your blog to help raise more awareness, and then mail your card to Bella.

Once you have done so, please hop on over to Erin's blog to enter for a chance to win our Grand Prize which will be drawn on July 20th after each of the 4 hops for Bella have ended. If you participate and mail a card or 2 or 3 or 4 to Bella, you can enter each of your cards for up to 4 chances at the grand prize! The grand prize will include items from our sponsors...
Whimsy Stamps, Simon Says Stamps, Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, Paper Jewels, Soft Pencil, Quixotic Paperie, Fircracker Designs by Pamela, Digital Delights, Sunshine and Giggles, Lala Land, Crissy Armstrong, The Stamping Boutique, and Digi Images by Edith.

And Erin has other special weekly candy chances on her blog for anyone who mails a card to Bella and enters on Erin's blog each week! So lots of prizes to be won each and every week and all you need to do is send a card to Bella and post it on your blog. This can be a new card or an old card, as long as you send it to Bella, that's what really matters!

This is my card using the digital stamp Hang in There from the Crissy's Digi's collection at Whimsy Stamps. I think this image is perfect for bringing some smiles.

I've colored with Copics and some white gel pen dots, then cut the image out and popped it up on foam tape. The sketch is from Cute Card Thursday with some designer paper and card stock from SU!. I've embellished with sticky pearls, a lace doily, lots of flowers, and 2 "Happy Mail" Ticket Sentiments from Whimsy Stamps.

This card also fits the challenges at:
Cupcake Craft: Strawberries and Cream
Totally Gorjuss: Sugar and Spice

I also have a blog candy prize for this hop today...
To win, you must create a card for Bella and then post on your blog and leave a link in the linky feature below by 11:59am on Monday, June 28th. I will draw a winner and announce that afternoon. We will also be posting all the blog hop winners on my blog when I post the start of the new hop each Tuesday. And don't forget about the grand prize drawing after all 4 hops have ended on July 20th, that info will be posted on Erin's blog. So be sure to enter for that prize each and every time you create a card for Bella!

My prize is this Spellbinders Borderablilies Heirloom Scroll Border die. One lucky person who sends Bella a card will win this fab die. I will mail to anywhere, so please, help us out and make a card for Bella! Good luck to all!

To send a card to Bella, please use this mailing info....
The Bella Tucker Fund
P.O. Box 199
Londonderry, NH
Thanks for joining us today! I hope you will join us each week from now through July 20th! The next stop on the hop today is Jenny Laszlo.  Happy hopping and helping Bella!

Happy Stamping,


Erin... said...

Denise this is STUNNING!!!!! Love it and so will Bella! Thanks for hopping with me., Hugs!

Jennifer Scull said...

such a beautiful card, Denise! I know she will love it! :)

Cor* said...

Denise this card is soooooooooooo gorgeous! I just looked at that image on the Whimsy site!! Now I have to have it!! She will love this card!

Sandie said...

Gorgeous card Denise!! And what a great prize too.

Jenni said...

Fabulous card Denise, the flowers are just gorgeous!
Jenni x

a Seeker of the TRUTH said...

Wow! your card is adorable! I am sure bella will love it. I am unable to upload picture at the moment but will try again later. Thanks for sharing your card it is stunning!

Happy crafting


Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Denise :-) I am sure Bella will love this :-)
,, what a heartbreaking story ,, I am sure the whole of blogland will send cards :-)

Lols x x x

Riet said...

Ohhh Denise lynn,So beautiful card,i love your image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Lisa (mldesignworks) said...

I love these colors! Bella will love it! Lisa :-)

Crissy Armstrong said...

oh wow, Denise, I LOVE her in a pink shell! That is gorgeous!!! I love everything about this card - the dotted paper and the swiss dots embossed, then the dots on the shell and her feet -- so cute! Love the flowers and tickets too! This is just stunning!

Mary said...

Beautiful card!

Deb said...

what a gorgeous card, perfect for a little girl, I look forward to making mine with Bella in mind

cabio's craft corner said...

Oh Denise, It's pretty texture contrast and lovely image on this card!!

Donna said...

Beautiful card Denise, perfect colour combo and such a sweet image...thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week :) Donna x

Karen McAlpine said...

I have a post on my blog for Bella. I heard of Bella 2 weeks ago from Kristen (link on my blog) I have been sending Bella cards through Kristen. Such a good cause!! Kudos for organizing a hop for Bella. I will post her latest card to my blog later today.

Patricia Garcia said...

This is beautiful Denise, I am sure Bella will smile!!


Fiona said...

fab car Denise...I'm sure Bella will love it.


Dorcas said...

Beautiful card, Denise! She'll love it. :-)

JayLynn said...

Wow! Your card is gorgeous!!! I know Bella will be super excited to get this card :)

*Michaela* said...

What a super cute card! Love your coloring and the perfect choice of papers.

Stephenie said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the colors!! Thank you for all you are doing for Bella!

Janice said...

This card is adorable! Love your colors and the image you've chosen!