Thursday, January 27, 2011

Valerie's Gift Blog Hop!

Good Morning!
 If you came here from Betty's then your on the right track! If not you need to pop over to Mary Anne's and start at the beginning! This hop is purely done out of kindness for a dear friend. Colleen Dickinson lost her daughter in a tragic car accident 10 yrs ago. She entered a contest at Whimsy Stamps to "name that stamp" Hence Valerie's Gift was born! Isn't she just the cutest little thing? 
I actually made 2 cards with this cute image! I didn't like the 1st (pink) so much, so I created a 2nd (red)! Both will be mailed to you Colleen! I hope this was as much of a blessing to you as it was for me to be a part of this hop! Now you need to pop over to Theresa's ! May the good Lord bless your socks right off!

23 comments:

Sue W said...

Love them both Patti!!! Thinking of Colleen as I read your post.........what a terrible thing to loose your daughter so tragically!

Olga said...

both cards are breath taking!
You have done Valerie proud!

Theresa said...

Patti, love both versions. Great coloring. Doing a quick hop about and then on the way to Florida. All packed and ready to go.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Yippie, there you are and look at you with two cards! This are so cute! And great minds think alike with the sugared flowers! Thanks for joining in, Patti Sue! :)

Glittered Paws said...

I love them both - but I lean toward the red (my fav color). Love all the embellishemnts you used especially with the sparkle.

Patti P. said...

Ooh, Patti....like both of them but especially the one in red. When your cards started loading my thought was,oh yeah someone has used red on Valerie. Beautiful work as always and I love the Bless your socks off! Happy Day!

Selma said...

Both of them are beautiful Patti. I couldn't choose a favorite because Valerie look sweet in both colors.

Betty Benton said...

I love the pink and purple as well as the red and white and the embossing on both. My first thought was to use red and white but something kept telling me to go green! Both of your cards are beautiful!!

Patti J said...

I think Valerie looks so special all dressed up in her red! Love the pink card too, but the red just pops! Gives her a bit of attitude! Great cards, Patti! You rock! Have a good day, dear friend!

Cheri said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Patti. I love the warmth of the pink and red colors.

Patty said...

I liked both cards. This is a wonderful thing to do for a friend. Of course, I wouldn't expect anything but the best from my twin...hugs ... the other Patty Sue 2

JustYolie said...

Both versions are sweet!! Great coloring job! :)

Loz said...

Both card are beautiful Patti. My favourite is the pink one..The image is beautiful..Loz

Laura said...

OMGosh Patti! LOVE the new blog layout and design, and LOOOOOVE all your work! Holy Cow girlfriend! YOU ROCK!

CraftinGranny said...

They are both awesome cards Patti and that sentiment is so cute. Of course you know my favorite color but this time I love the bright red and she does have purple mittens..... Have a great day! "Hugs" Carol

redwasher1 said...

Patti, I love both cards!!! Excellent coloring!!!Hugs, Geri

Janice M said...

Great cards Patti!! I like the way you tilted the image panel on the red card!

Colleen said...

Patti,
I love both cards as well and will be honored to have them. This was a total surprise. I' still in shock! I had to work at 5am today so I was just getting around to check blogs and was stunned when I saw that image on Mary Anne's blog. I get to your blogs off Mary Anne's because I can't seem to get them in my side bar. I'm so lucky to have made such wonderful friends through this hobby.
You gals have made what was a dismal week for of warmth and joy. I will never forget this and want to thank you with all my heart!

Becky said...

Patti, both of these are just darling. LOve the flowers.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

i'm partial to pink so i like the pink one. they're both fabulous.

you just love me - lol.

hugs :)

dee marie said...

Both cards are gorgeous Patti! Love 'em!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Hello Patti! Crissy here, the one who drew Valerie's Gift! I have hopped through all the blogs and have come back to leave comments. Let me say first of all, that I have never before done a blog hop with tears streaming down my face. But I sure did today.
What is even more significant that you may not realize, is that I also have a daughter named Valerie. And so I feel there is even more of a connection there.
The fact that I could be a part in touching Colleen in this way has made me feel so emotional, I can't stop crying.
I go about my life, not really thinking about small acts of kindness having so much impact in another person's life. When Denise (of Whimsy Stamps) and I agreed we had to name this stamp after Colleen's daughter, we had no idea of the ripple effect it would have.
There is such a significance to the things we do, whether good or bad. And today I was honoured to see some of that right before my eyes. Thank you for doing this for Colleen, and thank you for honouring and multiplying the small act of kindness from Denise and I. I am really touched that I was able to be a part of it behind the scenes. What a gift you have given not only to Colleen, but to me and Denise as well. Sending hugs to you and your friends.
Crissy Armstrong

Payne Holler Cards said...

these are just wonderful - love em both...flowers are so cool!