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Help For Japan with Whimsy Stamps

Hello and welcome to a very special blog hop today! You may have been on the first hop that Whimsy 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 store site. Please consider helping this special cause by purchasing one or all of the digital images we are offering.

If you have landed here from Ceal's blog, you are right on track. If you have come here randomly and would like to start hopping from the beginning, please go to Ann's blog. She has the blog rotation order posted if you need to refer to it.

The amazing ladies of two design teams have come together to host this blog hop for you! The 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 Ann's 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 Ann of Raindrop Echo Designs worth $10 to use at the Whimsy Stamps store! To enter, you must help us advertise for this cause by posting the "Help for Japan" button on your blog's side bar (just grab it from my side bar or from the top of this post) and then get your name on the Inlinkz option on Ann's post so we can be sure to find the winner.

Now on to my project:

I have used Kimono Bear from Meljens' Designs and Help for Japan Sentiments from Raindrop Echo Designs in my project today. I paper pieced her kimono and umbrella and colored the rest of the image using copic markers.

Next you'll want to visit Kristina's blog to continue hopping.

Thank you so much for stopping byand for your support of this very worthy cause.

**While you are hear, don't forget to check out my Meljen's Designs blog candy!**


  • Stamps: Kimono Bear from Meljen's Designs and Help for Japan Sentiments from Raindrop Echo Designs (both available on Whimsy Stamps)
  • Papers: PaperTrey white CS, Echo Park Springtime collection, Georgia Pacific white CS
  • Inks: None
  • Tools: Sewing maching, Stampin' Up edge punch
  • Embellishments: Hug Snug tulip pink seam binding, BasicGrey half pearls
  • Techniques: Paper piecing

    • Challenges:

    • By the Cute & Girly - Cute & Girly
    • CRAFT challenge - animals/pets
    • Card Makin' Mamas - Embellish It
    • Catch the Bug - 4 or more layers
    • Ginger Snap Creations - Geisha
    • Paper Play Challenges - Critters
    • Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes
    • Comments

      Cheryl Valadez said…
      Hi Cheryl! I love your card! The papers are so beautiful and the image is just wonderful! Such a terrific project ;D Hugz, Cheryl
      Marie-Anne said…
      What a cute card.

      Chrissy said…
      Fabulous card...she looks so cute
      Luv CHRISSYxx
      Vicky said…
      Gorgeous card hun it really is so pretty.

      Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx
      Marlene said…
      What a sweet card...and excellent cause, too. Loving everything about your card....from the colors to the stitching to the added bow!
      Ruth said…
      Aww that bear is so cute! And it's great that you're raising money for Japan!

      Thank you for sharing!
      xiumaiyuki said…
      eeeeek!!! I love that bear... she looks sooooo fabulous in that pretty kimono. You couldn't pick a better line than Echo Park for this card. :o)
      Tameko said…
      Beautiful card Cheryl. Nice coloring.
      Riet said…
      What a gorgeous card Cheryl.
      Hugs Riet.xx
      Andrea said…
      Nice card and cause!!
      Tammy said…
      This is adorable Cheryl! Gorgeous coloring and I LOVE the paper piecing!!
      Tammy said…
      Me again! Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug!! :)
      Stempeltiger said…
      Cheryl, this card is soooooo sweet. Such a cute image, fantastic colouring and great details.
      Hugs, Swantje
      Karen B. said…
      This is adorable Cheryl. Love your colors and the patterns that you've chosen.
      Kathy and Lucky said…
      This is really sweet and what a great cause. Love the coloring, there is such detail you have and then the stitching, guess I really need to start learning this before December :)
      How adorable she is Cheryl! Too funny that we had the same image, sentiment with banner, and colors for (except reserved) for this! :-) Amy
      Anonymous said…
      Beautiful card Cheryl, it looks so elegant and pretty!
      Karin said…
      How sweet! Love her kimono :)
      1CardCreator said…
      Cute card for a great cause.
      Just beautiful!! Love her paper pieced kimono!!

      What a wonderful event for Japan :)
      trisha too said…
      Great card, Cheryl, very pretty!

      Thank you for joining in the geisha challenge at Gingersnap Creations!

      carol said…
      SUPER CARD, GREAT IMAGE, thanks for joining in with our challenge at C.R.A.F.T. X carol
      Beate said…
      Gorgeous card, Cheryl!
      Hugs and smiles
      Esme said…
      Beautiful papers! They fit so well with the image!
      Esme x
      sgc said…
      Great card! Love all your layers. Thanks for playing in the Bugaboo Challenge.
      Pat (mspfd) said…
      Another beauty, Cheryl. Perfect combination of elements.
      Mandy said…
      Absolutely gorgeous card Cherly, so sweet and pretty, I love the pastel papers.
      Thanks for joining us at Paper Play for our critters galore challenge
      hugs Mandy xx
      So cute! Thanks so much for playing our Critters Galore challenge at Paper Play. :)
      Silvia(Barnie) said…
      Really a cute geisha.
      Gerri Herbst said…
      So very sweet! Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap creations.gerri
      Muckyfingers said…
      Stunning card :)
      Thanks for joining us at Paperplay this week
      Annette xXx
      Cheryl, I love this little bear...and your card is lovely! :)

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