Monday, May 10, 2010

A Helping Hand Blog Hop

I'm so honored to be participating in a very special blog hop to raise funds for Tennessee's flood relief efforts.

Here's how it works: The adorable images above are all part of a digital stamp set called A Helping Hand, designed by Jen Shults, owner/illustrator of Wild Flower Patch digital stamps, and Betty Roberts of Simply Betty (a new stamp line debuting June 1). One hundred percent of the proceeds from A Helping Hand sales will be donated to the Nashville area Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. I hope you'll consider helping out by purchasing this set!

For a very poignant video about the devastating flood, go HERE.

I just love this little guy with his shovel and tool belt. I printed him on Neenah Classic Crest card stock and colored him with Copics. I dirtied up the edges with Ranger's Pumice Stone Distress Ink, then gave them a heavy distressing with a distressing tool. The papers are by Fancy Pants. I embellished with some mini brads, paper piecering, and some woven trim tied off with a small length of natural hemp.

On the inside, I've included one of the sentiments from A Helping Hand: "The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm."

Check out what these awesome stamping friends have done with A Helping Hand:

Jessica Diedrich
Cindy Haffner
Pam Varnell
Joanne Basile
Jodi Collins
Jackie Pedro
Amy Sheffer (you're here)
Jen Shults
WPK blog

A big thanks to Jen and Betty for creating this set and to Jessica for organizing the hop!


Peggy said...

Super cute card Amy! You are wonderful to be supporting this cause!

Dawn Easton said...

Fantastic card, Amy! GREAT cause too!

Jen Shults said...

Wow Amy, this is absolutely stunning! I LOVE all the distressing you did to this... it's just the perfect touch for this image and these colors are fabulous. And your coloring... WOW! Thank you so much for helping out with this worthy cause! You're awesome! Hugs!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Wonderful job Amy!

Jessica Diedrich said...

...and a HUGE thanks to YOU for being a part of it! I am so honored that you were so sweet to help and on such short notice. It means so much, Amy, thank you! Your card is adorable-LOVE your coloring and how you distressed the paper edges. That woven trim is perfect, too! You're a sweetheart for being a part of this-thanks again! xoxo

Jodi Collins said...

This is AMAZING Amy! LOVE the woven ribbon and all the brads! Gorgeous coloring too!!

Carla Murphy said...

This is beautiful Amy. Love the colouring and added texture.

Jennifer said...

What an ADORABLE card and GREAT cause!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

OMGosh, too cute!! I love it!!

Oliwiaen said...

I'm always on the lookout for boy cards - and this one is just perfect.
Tha's gret you took part in the blog hop, and I'm sorry for all the people who suffered from the flood.

Amy, Mike and Ben Russo said...

Great card! Would you mind sharing with me what color copics you used for the boys outfit? I think you did a great job of making it look like denim and would like to buy those colors.

Anonymous said...

So cute and such a great cause!