Monday, April 11, 2011

Blog Hop Japan Style

we all know of the devastation Japan has faced & are living everyday

we in the crafty world must band together to do what we can!

So the fabulous people at Whimsy Stamps & Friends

have organized a blog hop of great magnitude

This is what they have to say:

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.

These images are AWESOME & available at a great price with

proceeds to the American Red Cross efforts in Japan !

Hopefully you can join us :)

I would be honored :)

Kenny K made a very special image for the hop

so here is my card featuring it.

I decided to make a card illustrating my own style of benefit concert

"a crafty benefit concert!!!"

I used the center of the Japan flag

glossy "accented" & froze it

to make it crackled.

I wanted it to appear like it is "broken"

just like Japan is right now.

If you came here from Sarah's blog you are golden :)

and now you need to head over to Jackie's

Thanks so much for joinin us


If you are just happening upon my blog and

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!

Ann's 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.

Thank you so much for stopping by, and for your support of this very worthy cause.


tiggertastic said...

oh that paper is fantastic, love the colouring too

Hugs, Sarah x

Cheryl said...

Wonderful card! I love how you did the sentiment. I thought of the Japanese flag right away when I saw it and then I read your post.

Cheryl Valadez said...

Hi Vanessa! Your card is stunning! I love the homage to the Japanese flag and your background papers are perfect. What a fabulous project ;D Hugz, Cheryl

Marie-Anne said...

What a great card!


Vicky said...

Hi sweetie fabulous card love the paper its gorgeous & I especially love the flag sentiment hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

angelwhispers said...

Just fabulous Vanessa!! Love the image his hair looks fab and loving the perfect papers! Chanelle xxx

Anonymous said...

This is just SUPERB love your image and how you have created the card!

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

What a fantastic card! I love the papers you've used a lot.


Esme said...

Fantastic card! The background paper is stunning!

papertrails leaver said...

very cool easel card you made for this wonderful cause! Love the birght colors!

Tammy (Scrappy and T) said...

your card is awesome chicky!!

Trish a.k.a stampi said...

love this card..the background and this chick jammin..freaking cool !