Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Wishes for Bella Blog Hop --WEEK 1--


 Welcome to the "Wishes for Bella Blog Hop- Week 1".....
(with a bonus of blog candy!)

........if you got here from Lisa's blog then you are on the right track........if you are visiting my blog for fun & inspiration today, I urge you to pls take part in this hop.....
(It'll open up your heart & hopefully lift the spirits of a little girl & her family!)....
........so if you wish to start at the beginning of the hop pls go back to Denise's blog & start there!
(If you get lost along the way, I will have the hop list at the bottom of this post)
We will be hopping for ONE WEEK (whenever you can make it out).............so I hope you have some comfortable shoes on!
There are a couple of reasons for this blog hop:

1. To share the story of strength & courage of an 8 yr old girl &
2.To ask you to help her & her family in any way you can.

Meet Bella.........

You can read Bella's story here.
This vibrant-little-8 yr old-third grade-gymnast was struck with a near fatal illness on Easter Sunday 2010. She fought hard for 5 days in a comotose state & survived, but along with her survival came significant loss. As the near fatal infection caused extensive tissue damage, she had to undergo quadruple amputation surgery..................changing Bella forever.

This story really struck a chord with me, as I have a 9 yr old daughter who absolutely loves gymnastics & I absolutely love to watch her run, jump, twist & turn on those balance beams & dance mats! To have that taken away from me....from her.....would be so tragic & so sad! I simply had to get involved in these hops!

So why the candy you ask:
 To intice people to come along & hop for Bella!
The more people that follow the hop, the more likely those people are to Send some Wishes to Bella & her family! 
HOWEVER, to be entered into MY candy, YOU MUST LEAVE A COMMENT HERE, & random.org will pick a winner (from those commenters) next Monday which is the day before the next hop for Bella.
((Winnner will be posted here & at Erin's blog))

{There will be 4 hops in total over the next month (I may just have candy for a second time as well!) }

As stated above, feel free to visit Bellas site to see how you can help. Send some love her way or heck even send her a card. A nice homemade card along the lines of 'thinking of you'. Your card does not have to be a new one, but you should be able to send it!
Should you decide to go this route ( as I am), here is the address:

The Bella Tucker Fund
P.O. Box 199
Londonderry, NH
03053 USA

Below is the card I am sending to Bella. I made this card some time ago (January 2010) while at a crafting get together with 'my ladies'! We had a good time, some good laughs & made some great cards. I was holding onto posting this card until just the right time.........& it seems like that time has come.

I colored her with watercolor pencils, baby oil & blending stumps. I had just bought these big juicy flowers the week before making this card and thought it fit so perfectly with the flowers in her hair & hand.
The sketch came from my head & the sentiment is from Stampin Up, along with that darned cute corner punch.

I have never been more proud of a card that I have made & I am happy to share it with Bella.

Please continue to hop along your way. Your next stop is Christy.

And here is the complete list, should you get lost!
Corry -that's me

Dont' forget to leave a comment here for my candy (duplicate comments will be omitted) & follow the hop to the end, as Erin has some candy at her blog for those of you who complete the hop leaving some love at each stop along the way.
This weeks prize (at Erin's blog) includes goodies from Chrissy Armstrong, A Whiff of Joy, Whimsy Stamps & Digi Stamps by Edith.

AND AS IF THAT WASN'T ENOUGH..............THERE IS A GRAND PRIZE CANDY PACK TOO!! (to be drawn July 20 after the 4th & final hop)
including various goodies from:
Whimsy Stamps
Simon Says
Lindsay's Stamp stuff
Paper Jewels
Soft Pencil
Quixotic Paperie
Firecracker Designs by Pamela
Digital Delights
Sunshine & Giggles
 La La Land
Chrissy Armstrong
The Stamping Boutique
Digital images by Edith

To be entered into the grand prize candy, you will have to link up your cards for Bella here.
This allows Erin to keep track of how many cards Bella should be recieving...from all over the world!!
The more cards you make for Bella, the more chances you have to win the GRAND PRIZE (to be drawn July 20). Make 4 cards........link them all (4 seperate links).......gives you 4 chances to win the grand prize!!!

Please hop along & let this little girl & her family know you are thinking of them.

(leave a comment to win these goodies)

Challenges for my card:
A spoon full of Sugar- good luck/best wishes
Creative Craft Challenge- stamp it up (stamped image & sentiment)
Stamp Something- something summer
Paper Sundaes- pretty as a princess (girly girl)
The Crafty Pad- recipe- 1 circle (hope scallop is ok), 2 rectangles, 3 papers & some ribbon


Erin... said...

Corry this is perfect gorgeous card adn such a touching sentiment. Thank you for all your hard work with these hops. Hugs,

a Seeker of the TRUTH said...

I have just stumbled across your blog and love the image and your card. I just purchased the same image myself. I will upload my card later today that i will send but having problems uploading anything at the moment. Brilliant post, sad but well written. Thank you for sharing your card.
Happy crafting!

Jennifer Scull said...

your card is beautiful, and perfectly timed as you said. she will love it! mine has just gone postal. I am so happy we are doing this for such a precious little girl!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card :-) I am sure Bella will love htis ,, soo cute :-)

Fab candy too :-)

Lols x x

Lisa (mldesignworks) said...

I love your card! You've done a beautiful job--one to be proud of for sure--and going to Bella who will think it is beautiful! Enjoy! Lisa :-)

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Beautiful card Corry! Love that image and I'm sure Bella will too! Thanks for hopping with us today! :)

maxine said...

Beautiful card thanks for playing along at the crafty pad.

Stacy Walker said...

Wonderful card. I love the image, very cute. The colors are great too.

Mary said...

What a gorgeous card! Here is a link to the card that I've made for Bella. my card

Deb said...

what a huge heart you have Corry and a fabulous cause for such a brave and beautiful little girl. I love the card you made, the dp and the image are beautiful. I will of course make a card for Bella, I look forward to hopping and entering for your generous candy.

Julye said...

What a fab card , i'm sure Bella will love it, I sent her a card a couple of weeks ago. Good luck with the hops and thanks for joining us at creative craft challenges.

Liz's creative corner said...

Gorgeous card,love the colour combo and the fancy edge, your piece is also beautifully written, hugs Liz xx

Karen McAlpine said...

Super sweet card. Watercolors and baby oil?? Sounds interesting. I read about Bella a couple of weeks ago thru Kristen(see her link on my blog) and have been sending cards. Have another ready to go. I will send it to the address you have listed.

Suzi Mac said...

This is adorable Corry, I love the reason it's been created for. Bless her. Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad with your lovely creation.
Suzi xI

Alica said...

perfect! love your coloring and the large daisy too!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

Lisa said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week!

Patricia Garcia said...

Oh this is just adorable, love the pretty image and your color combo is just perfect!! I am sure Bella will Smile!!


Fiona said...

Corry...gorgeous card you have made for bella...I'm sure she will love it...it's my turn next week...looking forward to it.


JayLynn said...

What a beautiful card! The colours are so pretty, Bella will love this :)

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Linda said...

What an adorable image and your coloring is just perfect!! Very beautiful card!!

Christine said...

What a beautiful card, for a wonderful cause, she will love it! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Stephenie said...

Cute, Cute, Cute!! Such an adorable little girl!
Thank you for helping Bella!

Manna said...

Beautiful card and wonderful idea to send wishes to little Bella!

Janice said...

Corry this card is gorgeous! Love your papers, your image and the sentiment is perfect!

Unknown said...

Corry I just found your blog and I love it. Your card is beautiful! After reading about Bella I went and ordered a special stamp set that I have been wanting, I was going to wait till I got a little cash before buying it, but I could not wait any longer because I know it will just make the perfect card for Bella! While I am waiting for it to come in the mail I will make another card to send ASAP! Can you please tell me where you got the image on your card? I just love it. TFS and I pray that Bella gets tons of cards!!!


jude said...

Gorgeous candy adore those images and such good cause
love n hugs judex

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