Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Wishes for Bella Blog Hop--WEEK #2--

Welcome to the Wishes for Bella Blog Hop Week #2
........if you got here from Fiona'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!
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!

 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 will be sending to Bella.
This is the second card that is coming from our homd to hers!
These Ballerina girls are from Lexi's Doodles & my card is a Stair Step Fold creation.
I incorporated a little hidden message slider to the back fold that when pulled out says 'praying for you' (second picture)


Please continue to hop along to the rest of the participants blogs.
Your next stop will be Christy.

Also, to make matters more interesting.......Erin is offering up weekly prizes to whoever participates in the hop. This weeks prizes includes gifts from sponsors such as Whiff of Joy, Whimsy Stamps, Firecracker designs by Pamela & Chrissy Armstrong.

(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!!

Let's get a move on then!!!!!!


Karen McAlpine said...

Lovely card. So much to look at..I know Bella will enjoy it.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

A beuatiful card for a beautiful girl. Marianne x

Fiona said...

Corry...this is perfect I'm sure Bella will love it.


Hope you on't mind I copied some bvits and bobs from your last post for mine...this is the first blog hop I have done and yours was filled with all the important stuff..so well done you.


Stacy Walker said...

I love your card. Personalizing it was a nice touch. Here is the link to the card that I made for Bella.

My Card

Tracey said...

Love your card! Fabulous!!

Stephenie said...

What girl doesn't love ballerinas? Beautiful and special with Bella's name!

Julie said...

This is just precious!

auntie lisa said...

What a nice card for this little girl....it is so girly girl and I love the little beads spelling out her name....I am sure it will be one of her many favorites!!!

Unknown said...

This card is perfect! TFS.


Lorraine A said...

fabulous card :-) I am sure Bella will love this :-)
Lols x x

Maria Matter said...

omgosh hun, this is fabulous! oh, Bella will love it!!!

Mary said...

What a cute fun card!!

Lisa said...

Hi, Gorgeous card! It is just perfect for Bella. I am sure she is going to love it.

Lisa x

Designs By MeMe said...

A wonderful card. Very cute.

Linda said...

What a beautiful card.....love those little girls dancing!!

Manna said...

Your card is fantastic.
She'll love it!

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