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Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Happy Tuesday Everyone!! Today I have a very special blog post. My Whimsy design team sister, Erin, has organized a series of blog hops in honor of a very brave little girl- Bella Tucker. This is the fourth and final hop in the series of hops and I have the great honor of joining this great endeavor of getting cards out to Bella.

Bella is a member of the same gymnastics group as Erin's daughter, and is a very brave little girl, eight years old, who has been through a horrific experience that will change her life forever. She has been through so much. You can read all about Bella and her story HERE

***You should have hopped over here from Adrina Smulder's blog. If not, then pop over to DENISE LYNN's blog and start from the beginning.****

Here is my card using the Hang in There Digital image and sentiments from Whimsy as well as the rubber sentiment Whimsy Circle Postmarks. The image is completely paper pieced. The image panel is a pocket where the ticket sticks can pulled out of. I used the Midnight Madness sketch.challenges: *Little Red Wagon- Nestabilities, *Fresh Brewed Challenges- summertime, Midnight Madness sketch, Creative Card Crew- to Die for,*Crafty Calendar- Summer, *Speedy the cat- Punch it, *Cute Card Thursday- Summer or School's out, * Paper Sundaes- Lots of Layers, *Hannah friends- Unused stamps (circle postmark stamp), Flutter By Wednesday-butterfly, Incy Wincy Designs- distress it, Lexi's Creations - stitching, A time to Craft- Butterfly bliss, The Crazy challenge-It is hip to be square, The Pink Elephant- pocket cards- the tickets are in a pocket behind the image, Papertake Weekly- In the Garden, Your Next Stamp-flower power, Stampin' Bees- Polka dots, Bee-Crafty-3D, Tuesday Throwdown- Stitching

Erin is hoping that we can all shower Bella with cards for the rest of the month. We all are crafting anyway....So, please, if you have the time, send a card to Bella!! It does not have to be a new card. It can be one from your stash. We want that PO Box stuffed to the brim everyday with cards from around the world! Let's send Bella wishes and smiles!!! How many cards do you think we can get?????

The mailing address is:

The Bella Tucker Fund
P.O. Box199
Londonderry NH
03053 USA

Erin is offering a weekly prize including goodies from Crissy Armstrong, Whiff of Joy, Firecracker designs by Pamela and Whimsy Stamps. The winner will be chosen from her blog.
Erin is also offering a grand prize. can enter for this prize until 12 noon EST on Monday July 19th.

Erin will be picking the winner and announcing it on her blog. Anyone who sends a card to Bella and links their card to THIS POST is eligible to win.

You could win a fantastic prize and make a little girl smile!

The next stop on the hop is Christy Dillman.

Please be sure to hop on over to Christy's blog to see what she has created for Bella.

This weeks blog hop list is as follows:

Denise Lynn
Elizabeth Pujalka
Julie Glasgow
Tanya Rudd
Adrina Smulder
Me- Chris Olsen
Corry Arnason
Katharina Frei
Rachel Vaughn
Pat Sergeant
Erin Bailey

I have "a little thanks for hopping with us today" candy for you.

The candy includes:

Wags n Whiskers-Summer Fun stamp, Whimsy Holiday Postmarks (generously donated by Denise from Whimsy), a collection of May Arts Ribbon, and a 6X6 pad of Kioshi paper from Basic Grey.

To enter for a chance leave your name and blog link in the linky feature below and leave a comment (you never know if Mr. Linky will go down and if I have to choose a random comment from my commenters or not). Good luck and thanks for hopping with us today! You have until July 18 at 11:59 pm EST to enter.

Have a great day!!


Random Acts of Krafting said...

So very pretty, I hope Bella smiles.


Patti J said...

What a beautiful card. I know that Bella will enjoy it. Have a great day, Chris!

Erin... said...

Oh ny this is stunning Chris!!! Love, love love it! And so will Bella!! Thank you for participating in the hop! Hugs, Erin

Karen McAlpine said...

Very cute card. Love the paper piecing on the turtle. And love all the DP you used

HappyCrafter said...

What a gorgeous card, love the stitching and the little tags. Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes!

Marlene said...

Gorgeous card. She'll love it! I sent her one a few weeks ago. Such a sad story.

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
This card is gorgeous. I love all the individual panels and your stitching of course. the image is super cute.
Fiona x

cowboydutrem said...

I love the colors of your card.

Anonymous said...

Really beautiful card, love the stitching!

Carol said...

What a gorgeous card! She'll definately luv it. Lotsa luv xxxx

Riet said...

So beautiful card Chris,i love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Adrina said...

Oh Chris, You made a lovely card for Bella.
Hope our hop will be a succes this week.

dolcreations said...

Absolutely beautiful Chris. Without a doubt she will love it. I so love the little tickets placed in a pocket at the top!

Lynne Phelps said...

Wonderful card, and good job on all that intricate paper piecing! I am sure this will make Bella smile! The interactive element of the tickets is especially fun!

Deb said...

oh wow, your card is just fabulous Chris, love the dotty shell! many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, hugs Debx

Annika said...

Wow, that's one wondeful piece of paperpiecing! Stunning design as always, love how you've used the ticket stamps!

Kimberly S said...

What a beautiful card Chris! The colors make such a lovely combination, and the turtle is simply adorable! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's FBW. :)

Christine Riley said...

Gorgeous card, I love the layout and papers and that image is too cute! :)
Hugs, Christine

Chelle said...

This is a beautiful card.

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card Chris, I'll keep Bella and her family in my prayers. ~Diane

Anonymous said...

I sent a card to Bella! I think her story is so sad and inspiring at the same time! This blog hop and card drive has been an AWESOME experience!

Christine said...

What a gorgeous card! Love all of your layers and beautiful stitching! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohh so FUN and FABULOUS!!

Nana said...

Gorgeous card! Love the color combo, the image is totally adorable and all those tickets...Love it!
Thank you for joining us at "Crazy challenge" this week. Hope to see you again!
hugs Nana

Velta said...

I apologize that I do not have more time to comment of contribute. Thank you for sharing.

Tracey said...

What a gorgeous card Chris! Sure to make anyone smile! xx

Marisa said...

Fabulous use of the sketch! Love the DPs you used and the turtle is too cute. Great card :D

Vicki Dutcher said...

Very adorable~ Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Crystal said...

What a fantastic card I'm sure it will bring a smile to Bella's face. I'm sending one too and hope her mailbox is flooded with cards!

Benzi said...

What a wonderful card for Bella. I am sure it will give her a sweet smile. Glad you used 'dots' and joined the Stampin B this week.

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

Oh my this is so beyond precious! I love the adorable image and your knock out layout. Beautiful card for a beautiful cause. God bless you for spreading the love and caring for another.
Thank you for playing along at Freshly Brewed Challenges.

Crystal said...

AWWWW This is sooo osweet Chris, I LOVE how you used the ticket sentiments!!! What a great card sweetie!!!

Unknown said...

Fab card, Chris! You always do such great stitching!

Crazy Creations said...

LOve your card ,Im also in the hop Im right after Corry.All the cards are woderful! She will be so happy .Hugs Sarah

lalkygirl said...

fabulous card ,love the colours and the great idea with the tickets,so much detail thanks for joining us at lexis and good luck
lalkygirl x

Elaina said...

A cute card that I know will make Bella smile. Keep Hopping.Elaina

Manuela said...

Great card! ♥

Thanks for joining us this week at Hanna & Friends.


Denise Marzec said...

Oh my gosh, Chris! This is awesome! I love the sweet turtle and how you added the three tickets. Love that Parisian Breeze DP're making me want to RUN and play with mine again. I haven't used it in a while. :)

sammi said...

Awesome card! Thanks for joining us this week at Lexi's Creations. Sammibug--GDT

Donna Espiritu said...

your card is AMAZING, im not keen in paper piecing but I LOVE how it looks.
im sure bella will ADORE your card!

Stacy Morgan said...

This is adorable. Oh she is going to love it. Fabulous easel card.

angelique (anlou) said...

what a absolutly gorgeous card
that will bring a huge smile on her face
thanks for a chance to win this candy
hugs angelique

pam124 said...

Chris, it doesn't get better than this. Such an adorable care with the most beautiful details. Love the paper piecing. LOVE your use of the tickets and your stitching is phenomenal!!

Thanks SO MUCH for joining us in The Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week and I hope you can tune in and play again next week!


Karen Mar said...

What a very cute card. Bella will love it

Jaqi said...

A lovely card for a really good cause! My card will be in the post tomorrow.

Cheryl Walker said...

Awwww Chris your card is Beautiful as always hun!!! Love the colors,image,and layout on your card!!! Super sweeet!!!!

Hope you tooo are having a lovely summer!!! :)


Jodi said...

Very cute and sweet card Chris! I love the cute pocket you made for the card too!!
Jodi =)

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Chris I love this so much it is superb.
Lorraine x

Joanne (jojot) said...

OMGosh was a fab use of that sketch. This is adorable....thanks for going 'dotty' with the Stampin B's

Carol Hurlock said...

Chris your card is so precious. I love all your fabulous stitching and those cute tags are just adorable. It's just so darling. Great job on the sketch this week. Thank you for playing along with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Sharon Caudle said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Chris (as all your fabulous works of art are!!) Love it!!!!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Chris - this is gorgeous - as always! I love that image and the ticketed sentiments you have used - very creative! Love it! Sorry I am so slow to comment this week - we have been offline due to storms here - arghhh! Thanks for joining us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, we love to have you with us! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Kathy Jones said...

Oh Chris this is so beautiful with all your amazing touches!!! What an amazing thing to be a part of and I'm sure Bella will be overwhelmed by the overwhelming response to these hops!

Anneke said...

Hi Chris,
you card is really amazing!!
love the cute digi :)
Hugs Anneke

dawnmercedes said...

Thanks for joining us this week at Speedy's Friends Challenge. Hope to see you back soon! Dawn

Vanja said...

Beautiful card, Chris! I love the paper piecing.
Hugs, Vanja

Stacy Walker said...

Very cute card.

Rachel V. said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Designs By MeMe said...

Adorable card.

Kim said...

Very pretty card. The stitched panels look so nice and the image is so adorable. Thanks for playing along at Tuesday Throwdown.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

A gorgeous and fun card for a very brave girl. Thanks for the chance to win. I have some candy too on my blog. Marianne x

Fiona said...

oh how gorgeous.


Liz Williams said...

Wow, Chris this is a real hit. All wonderful comments I would ditto. Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends.

Heather "Hev" said...

I love the whole design and concept :)

Thank you for joining us this week over at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge

Have a wonderful week
my blog

Nikki said...

What a Beautiful Card She is sure to just love this card Thanks for Playing Incy Wincy this Week
Hugs Nikki and the rest of the DT

Shazza said...

beautifl card. I will blog my card tonight as have only just heard about Bella

Jill said...

gorgeous card thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Beth aka BR-T said...

Oh Chris thanks for all your amazing inspiration! Have a wonderful weekend! Beth

Brook said...

Beautiful card. The image is adorable.

merniebug said...

This is an adorable card, so typically you. I love it and the great color scheme you've chosen. Hugs, Mel

Lorraine A said...

fabulous card :-) the image is adorable and the tickets are fab :-) gorgeous papers and embellies too ,, am sure Bella will love this :-)

Lols x x x

Maria Matter said...

oh this is fabulous Chris!!! love that you paper pieced it..this will certainly bring a smile!!!
hugs & blessings!

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Oh my god! Poor little girl! Life is so unfair!

Your card is very pretty! Love the tags/tickets on top there. This will sure bring a smile to the little girls face. I will see what I can do about getting a card out to her.

Thanks for joining Midnight Madness Challenge.


Linda said...

WOW your card is so fabulous.....beautiful colors and papers!!

Priscilla said...

Wow Chris, so much going on at your blog..still don't know how you do it. Your card this week is so dang cute I can't get over it. Such a wonderful entry and great take on the sketch AS always..if there was an award for the person who follows our sketches to the "T" you would get it :) Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenges.

MMSC Hostess

Davi said...

Chris, Your card is beautiful!! Love the sweet image, colors and all the great stitching. Thanks so much for joining us at TT this week.


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