Monday, April 4, 2011

Special Blog Hop Featuring The Illustrators At Whimsey

Hello and welcome to a very special blog hop today! 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 Sandra'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 Crissy'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! Crissy's Crew from Sundays With Crissy and Denise's DT from Whimsy Stamps 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 10 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 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 Crissy's post so we can be sure to find the winner.

For my card I used the Meljen's gorgeous image "Kimono Bear".  I colored using Promarkers.  The touching sentiment is from Raindrop Echo Designs.  The beautiful papers are from the Mini Deck from Cosmo Cricket - Circa 1934.  The flowers and skelton leaves are from I Am Roses.  The stunning bird charm is from My Mind's Eye.


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

Now just in case you got lost here is the list with the links in order!

21 comments:

Lori said...

Wow fantastic idea with the fan in the background, what a great card!

Cheryl said...

Wonderful card! I love the paper fan - great idea!

Annika said...

What a wonderful idea to use a fan motif - love it! And your colouring is absolutely brilliant!
Hugs
Annika

*Vicki* said...

WOWZER!! You are just too creative here!! :) LOVE that fun fan idea on your layout!! Your colors are just perfect too!! HUGS

Deb said...

beautiful card, love the fan as an embellishment!
Happy Crafting, Debxx

Marie-Anne said...

What a cute card. I like the fan a lot.

Marie-Anne

Sandra said...

Beautiful card Tina...brilliant idea with the fan..

Take care
San x

Aartje said...

Beautiful card. The background is a super idea. This is realy the japanese feeling.
Love from Holland Aartje

Trina said...

That fan is such an awesome idea for this image! Thanks for some inspiration!

Nady said...

Superb! I love your fan cheer! too cute your image.
hugs
Nadyne xx

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Just ADORABLE!

LindaS said...

All over the top - brilliant - I loooove the fan - how it fit the theme. WTG.

Karen said...

Cracking idea - love the fan theme! :0) xx

Mary J said...

Wonderful! I love these new images!

Nannieflash said...

Oh Gorgeous card, love your colour choice. with hugs Shirleyxxxx

Sylvia said...

Just beautiful, Tina! Love your use of the image and the idea to create a paper fan and use it as background is so clever and fun! Love it!
{hugs} Sylvia

Maria said...

WOW! This is fabulous Tina! Perfect idea adding the fan in the background. Loving all the details and your beautiful colouring. Hugs, Maria

Makiko Jones said...

Ohhhh this is fabulous!! I love the cute bear with Japanese Kimono and the fan you created! Thank you for helping Japan!

Maureen [docrafts] said...

This is gorgeous and I like how you have fanned the paper. Well done.
Maureen.....x

Ildiko said...

Such a pretty card, off to hop
hugs
Ildiko

Stephanie Joanna said...

OH MY GOSH I am in love with that teddy bear stamp. I MUST have it. You seriously don't understand how much I need to have that stamp. :)

Love your card, Tina, as per usual :)