Saturday, October 1, 2016

Hello World Blog Hop



Hello, and Happy World Cardmaking Day! I hope you have some fun crafty plans!

I'm so honored to be participating in a blog hop fundraiser today with Catherine Pooler, Chaitali Narla, Jennifer Ingle, and lots of other talented stampers. I love a good opportunity to help out right in my own community, and that's what this is. You probably already know Jennifer Ingle, fellow stamper in our beloved card making community. Her husband, Sean, is a teacher and is raising money to purchase computers for his new and underfunded classroom, so that kids who can't afford a computer of their own will still have access to technology. To read more about his campaign, visit his fundraising page

Catherine and Chaitali have collaborated to create a special stamp set, Hello World, just for Sean's fundraising campaign. 

All profits from the sale of this stamp set and the coordinating dies from Saturday October 1 - Friday, October 7 will purchase computers and other school supplies for Sean’s classroom in Boston.

I especially love Catherine's story of how the collaboration came about! And I love Hello World, designed by Chaitali. Just beautiful -- especially all the languages represented! 

Here's what I came up with:


In the background I stamped hello in all the different languages. The focal point is the giant script "hello" surrounded by pretty flowers from the Lovely Flowers stamp set, which is part of the Lovely Notes Collection by Catherine Pooler Designs. The warm, rich, autumn tones feel perfect for the cooler weather that seems to be arriving finally!


Although there are dies available for both sets, I don't have them, so I was working my little snips like a boss, all the while totally realizing how spoiled we all are. (Get the dies!)

Do check out all of the wonderful creations made especially for today's blog hop:


Amy Sheffer (you are here)

Thanks for visiting!


41 comments:

Aunt Mary said...

great card. Love the way you did the background. And all the "fussy cutting"--wow, you have way more patience and talent that I do! I already ordered the dies with the stamps!

Barbara Green said...

Beautiful card. I do a lot of fussy cutting myself. Wonderful job on card.

Angie Williams said...

This is such a pretty card! Tfs

Susan Powell said...

Gorgeous!! Love the design and the colors are so pretty! Fussy cutting can be a little relaxing.

Jingle said...

Amy, this is GORGEOUS! Such a pretty card! Thank you so very much for being a part of all of this! I so appreciate you taking the time to participate to help out Sean's students!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Very pretty!

Sabrina said...

OH WOW!!! Very pretty!!!!

Michelle King said...

Oh I LOVE it!! It's just gorgeous! The lightly stamped background words, the fall colors and blended edges! Just gorgeous! I think I'll CASE it when my stamps get here :)

donna mikasa said...

Love how you combined the different sets--such a gorgeous card, Amy!

Heather North said...

Amy, the Lovely Notes flowers stamped in Autumn colors are beautiful. I wouldn't have thought to do that. Thank you for being a part of this special blog hop for the kids!

Kori Malakie said...

You color palette is very soothing!

Lori Maltby said...

Gorgeous!

ann greene said...

Very pretty card. Love it.

JanetB said...

I always love your work, this card included!

loceanjo said...

This card rocks! I love the unusual colour of the flowers!!

Russell Productions said...

Nice fall touch to the card.

kcoker said...

Awesome card with such a beautiful background!

Ebrown said...

Love the colors. Beautiful card.

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

This card is so amazing I just may duplicate it!😊

barbara macaskill said...

Very pretty! I love how simple it is yet so pretty!!! Being able to help kids get the tools they need to succeed is an awesome feeling!!! TFS!

Mary Beth Krakowski said...

I really like the fall feeling to your card. It is so pretty, yet simple.

Susan K said...

Great background - wonderful card!

wienerhoneymooners said...

FAVE FAVE LOVE!!!!
Hope you are able to stop by my lil ole blog too! Thanks for joining in this great cause, so happy to be able to do this as well!!!

HUGS Kimberly Wiener
http://wienerhoneymooners.blogspot.com/2016/10/hello-world-blog-hop.html

Michele Kovack said...

I love your card! Love the fall colors of it!

Kristie Goulet said...

This is so gorgeous! LOVE the fall colors!!!

Michele K. Henderson said...

This is so pretty, Amy! I love the rich autumn colors you've used! Beautiful!

Teri Smith said...

This card is so lovely. The layout, the colours, everything comes together to make a great card!

Mary Holshouser said...

I still like to fussy cut - even though it
is faster and easier to use a die.
Love the subtle shading on the background.
the words making the background are a
great idea.
Wonderful card.
thanks for sharing.

Laura Miller said...

Like everyone else said - - really, really nice. I like the autumn colors. I like how you used the other languages of hello, but muted on the background.

Karen said...

Beautiful card. I didn't buy all the hello stamps but after seeing your background, I think I need them.

Sebrina Bendel said...

Such a lovely and elegant card. I love it. Thanks for sharing it.

Sharon Salerno said...

Love your card! I am so excited about using these stamps and dies! Can't wait for my order to arrive!

~amy~ said...

Amy, love your gorgeous card! The addition of the blooms is perfect!

{Chrissie} said...

This is incredible! I love all of the layers and your fussy cutting! And I love the color scheme!

Penelope said...

What a pretty fall card! I love the background stamping!

Jean said...

A gorgeous card!

Marta said...

Really nice layout! I like your color choices.

Deeps said...

I love to fussy cut. It gives me a sense of calm. I love your ur card. Great design.

jandbspiegel said...

I love your card - and I did get the dies - LOL

Mom and wife. said...

Lovely card thanks for sharing.

bbunch said...

Great card--great colors!