Thursday, January 27, 2011

A Special Hop for a Special Friend


Today will are holding a blog Hop for a Special Lady, Colleen from http://creativepaperroom.blogspot.com/. Whimsy Stamps recently released this stamp called Valerie's Gift in Honor of Colleen's daughter who was killed 10 years ago in a car crash. We hope you will join us and show her how happy we are for her to have a stamp named after her daughter, Valerie. I made a Easel Card and placed it on top of a drawer box I made. We wanted to share in her excitement. So, lets get started. If you arrived here from Patti P. you are going right, if not please start with Mary Anne to be sure and see all the gorgeous creations!












Mary Anne http://lakesidestamping.blogspot.com/ to Patti J. http://cherisheachpreciousday.blogspot.com/

Patti J. to Shirley http://www.glitteredpaws.blogspot.com/

Shirley to Linda Payne http://paynehollercards.blogspot.com/

Linda Payne to Dee Marie http://aninkyimagination.blogspot.com/

Dee Marie to Betty Benton http://bbstamps.blogspot.com/

Betty Benton to Patti Sue Nelson http://stampersize.blogspot.com/

Patti Sue Nelson to Theresa Pollock http://theresastudio.blogspot.com/

Theresa Pollock to Cheri Weston http://stampnboomer.blogspot.com/

Cheri Weston to Geri U. http://geriscards.blogspot.com/

Geri U. to Rebekka Reed http://diamondintherough24.blogspot.com/

Rebekka Reed to Selma S. http://selmasstampingcorner.blogspot.com/

Selma S. to Patti Painter http://papercreationsbypatti.blogspot.com/

Patti Painter to Olga http://craftieodamae.blogspot.com/

Well we hope you enjoyed the trip, thanks Colleen for letting us do this for you!!!


31 comments:

Olena said...

Very beautiful project! Olena

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Wow, beautiful project dear.

Becky said...

What a beautiful project Olga.

Simply Debbie said...

Dear Olga,
What a stunning project. What an honor to belong to such a group of women who would do such a loving tribute for a Mother and her Angel.
Colleen is blessed to be loved by such a great group of LADIES.
HAVE A SUGAR SWEET DAY
Simply Debbie

Sue W said...

Gorgeous creation Olga! For a great cause too! Congratulations.

dee marie said...

Hi Olga! I just love your project - what a gorgeous keepsake box!

Theresa said...

Olga, thanks for inviting me to be part of this wonderful hop. You and Mary Anne did a great job. There are so many great cards with "Valerie" and your project is over the top.
Hugs!.
PS: I off to Florida now...just had to view the hop before leaving.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Thanks for helping me make it happen, buddy! Look at this yummy creation you came up with! I can't wait until she sees everything!!! She had a 5 a.m. shift this morning. Ugh! We have such a wonderful circle of caring friends, don't we? We are sooooo blessed!

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

What a great creation, I love it and such a great box to keep special treasures in. Love the image and what a great honor and great group of ladies to remember Valerie, so sweet.

GLENDA BROOKS said...

What a beautiful tribute of love....Your box is amazing and the card is perfection! I love everything about this!

The Other Patti Sue said...

This is totally awesome GF! You did an absolutely beautiful job with Valerie and the hop! Thanks so much for the honor of letting me play along!

Patti P. said...

Olga, what a great keepsake you created and what a wonderful job that you and Mary Anne did pulling this all together. Thanks for asking me to be a part of it...wouldn't have missed it for the world. Happy Day to you!

Sue said...

Such a beautiful keepsake box. This is a wonderful tribute to her memory. I know her mother will be deeply touched.

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Rita said...

Olga, I was so happy to do this hop and discover such beautiful cards and such a loving tribute to Valerie.
Your project is wonderful.

Patti J said...

Olga, you have created a masterpiece! These drawer boxes are SO much fun, aren't they? Love that you easel topped yours! Beautiful work here today, as always! It's been so much fun hopping with you - thanks for asking me!!! Hugs...

Selma said...

Oh my, what a fantastic creation. This is gorgeous Olga. I want to thank you for inviting me to participate in this wonderful hop for our sweet blogging friend.

Betty Benton said...

What a wonderful card/box you've created!! It is beautiful and I know Colleen will be thrilled. I'm loving the border punch and all the flowers!!

Cheri said...

Olga, thank you so much for stamping all the Valeries and for including me in this hop. Your project is breathtaking and what a great idea and gift for someone. Big Hugs.

Patty said...

This is a beautiful box and I love your colors! A geat job of sharing love with a fellow crafter...hugs...the other patty sue 2

JustYolie said...

Beautiful card, love the colors.

Laura said...

GREAT idea Olga!! Love the whole thing!

CraftinGranny said...

You have definitely created a beautiful tribute for your friend Olga. I love the colors, the box and everything about this project. That image is just adorable. "Hugs" Carol

Barbara Colbert said...

Great project!!!!! Love it!

Glittered Paws said...

What a lovely project - I ahven't made the drawer boxes in a while - now you have inspired me to do so. Great colors and the floers add that special finishing touch.,

redwasher1 said...

Olga, this is totally awesome!!! Love everything about this!! I was so happy to be included in this wonderful group!! Hugs, Geri

Janice M said...

What a cute box!! Love the colors you used too!

Colleen said...

Olga,
I'm so stunned, shocked and speechless. You and Mary Anne are such amazing friends to have set this in motion. I would have never imagined or guessed. Your creation is amazing! I love everything about it. You have no idea how this has made a dismal week so much more joyful. I will remember this as much as I remember the accident. Thank you again

MiamiKel said...

OH Olga, how did I miss this beauty this morning on my blog rounds!! It's absolutely gorgeous! the colors paired together with all the little details, just fabulous!! Looks like a wonderful hop for you friend :) xoxo

Crissy Armstrong said...

Hello Olga! Crissy here, the one who drew Valerie's Gift! I have hopped through all the blogs and have come back to leave comments. Let me say first of all, that I have never before done a blog hop with tears streaming down my face. But I sure did today.
What is even more significant that you may not realize, is that I also have a daughter named Valerie. And so I feel there is even more of a connection there.
The fact that I could be a part in touching Colleen in this way has made me feel so emotional, I can't stop crying.
I go about my life, not really thinking about small acts of kindness having so much impact in another person's life. When Denise (of Whimsy Stamps) and I agreed we had to name this stamp after Colleen's daughter, we had no idea of the ripple effect it would have.
There is such a significance to the things we do, whether good or bad. And today I was honoured to see some of that right before my eyes. Thank you for doing this for Colleen, and thank you for honouring and multiplying the small act of kindness from Denise and I. I am really touched that I was able to be a part of it behind the scenes. What a gift you have given not only to Colleen, but to me and Denise as well. Sending hugs to you and your friends.
Crissy Armstrong

Susan said...

Olga, I am not doing the hop, but your easel card and drawers is such a clever, awesome and PRETTY creation!!! This is my first time here :) ...because
“Becca at AmazingPaperGrace.com is Sharing the Comment Wealth and I picked you”
Do you have a video tutorial for this? I'd sure love to learn it.

New follower,
Susan

Kelly said...

Great card! Love the colors and ooooh the flowers are fabulous!