Thursday, January 27, 2011

Valerie's Gift

What a pleasure it is to help two of my dear stamping friends, Mary Anne and Olga, surprise a friend of theirs, Colleen Dickinson, with a blog hop in celebration of a stamp {made by Whimsy Stamps} named for her daughter Valerie who was killed in a car accident 10 years ago.  


Mary Anne and Olga's invitation to join this blog explained it this way:  "Colleen had entered a contest to name another stamp that was released at this same time.  She did not win but was then contacted [by Whimsy Stamps] and told they wanted to name the enclosed image 'Valerie's Gift'.  She was so honored".  


Colleen, {{{HUGS}}} this is a precious stamp and I think I'm going to have to add it to my collection.  


Details:  Base layer is Gina K Pure Luxury White CS.  The layering CS is from my stash.  DP is Basic Grey "Sugar Rush".  The image is colored with Copic Markers.  Sentiment from Papertrey Inc.

Thanks for hopping by now please hop over to the very talented Geri's blog and see her project.

Cheri

18 comments:

Becky said...

Beautiful card Cheri, lovely colors.

Sue W said...

Beautiful card Cheri!!! Love that you girls all got together to surprise Colleen this way.....How wonderful!

Olga said...

Gorgeous card, you have done Valerie proud!

Theresa said...

Lovely card. Perfect sentiment! Beautiful colors.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

She is just precious, Cheri! Thanks for joining in! How wonderful to be able to shre our craft and make someone smile!

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

This is so beautiful and such a great card for a wonderful tribute.

The Other Patti Sue said...

Super sweet! You've showcased Valerie perfectly!

Patti P. said...

Cheri, yours is the first I've seen in purples and it so so lovely! I am so lucky to be part of such a great group of friends and that we could all share in this.

Selma said...

Cheri your card is beautiful. The greeting is perfect.

Patti J said...

Ooooh....that purple is so pretty! Your card is beautiful, Cheri! It's been fun hopping with you!!! Great job, my new friend!

Betty Benton said...

You have colored Valerie beautifully! Love the background papers -- they highlight her perfectly!

Patty said...

A beautiful card and a touching tribute! Blessings...the other Patty Sue 2

JustYolie said...

Beautiful card, lovely colors.

Laura said...

Great colors, love the layout!

redwasher1 said...

Cheri, your card is fabulous!!! Love the colors and the sentiment!!! You rock!!

Colleen said...

Cheri,
I love this card! Thank You so much for joining in on this amazing hop. I'm totally speechless, to find so many wonderful friends in this craft. I'm totally honored! Thank you so much for your participation.

dee marie said...

Such a sweet card! Perfect sentiment to pair with Valerie! Love it!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Hello Cheri! 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

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