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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

"Valerie's Gift" Hop!

Welcome to a special hop!! I was so happy to be included in this hop. Just before the holidays, a new stamp was released by WHIMSY STAMPS . This stamp was named after a on-line friend Colleen Dickinson's daughter, Valerie. I'm very happy to join Colleen excitment about this wonderful honor!! I colored this gorgeous image with Copic's.

You should have come here from Cheri's Blog. But if you want to start at the beginning you can go here. Mary Anne's Blog.


If you want, you can see more samples of this gorgeous image, the next stop is Rebekka's Blog.

Thanks so much for joining in this hop in honor of Valerie. Thank you Whimsy Stamps for making this beautiful stamp!!

20 comments:

Becky said...

Beautiful card Geri, love the punch and pearls, nice touch.

Sue W said...

What a beautiful card Geri! I've been admiring all the projects made for Colleen's hop! How lovely of you all to do this for her.

Olga said...

Gorgeous card, you have done Valerie proud!

Theresa said...

Gerri, love your card! Valerie looks so lovely in green. Love the use of the tag.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Ohhhh, I love the green, and the sweet little border you created, Geri! Thanks a zillion for helping us make this hop a reality! Sweet,wonderful you!

The Other Patti Sue said...

This is adorable Geri! Love the bright green and your border is just plain cool!

Patti P. said...

Geri, what a beauty you have created, I love the LO and the way it showcases her. That is a pretty shade of green on her coat, I wouldn't mind having one like it.lol

Patti J said...

Oh my gosh, Geri - I absolutely LOVE the green! Wow, girl, that is such a gorgeous card!!! Can't believe we finally got to hop together! Beautifully done, my friend - hugs to you!!!!

Selma said...

Another awesome card Geri. Your coloring if fantastic. I like how you layered the design over the tag and love that punched border. I haven't seen that one. Beautiful, my friend.

Betty Benton said...

Geri, your coloring is perfection!! Love the colors you've used and your matching background paper -- stunning card!

Cheri said...

Breathtaking, Geri. I wouldn't have thought to use that bright a green, but I will from now on. Your cards are always so full of inspiration and this one is no exception. It's gorgeous.

Patty said...

Your colors are fantastic! I love this hop for a tribute. Great job in sharing love! hug....the other Patty Sue 2

JustYolie said...

Sweet card..love that border. Beautiful coloring, love how the green just pops. :)

Laura said...

Love all the bits and pieces on this card! Great Job Geri!

Glittered Paws said...

Great card - love the way you used the punched image - good idea.

Barbara Colbert said...

What a lovely card!!! Lovely tribute also!!!

Colleen said...

Geri,
I'm speechless, you gals have taken the time to brighten my day. You have no idea how much better you have made this week. A few days ago, was the 11th Anniversary of Valerie's passing. I was really excited to have this stamp named after her, even more grateful for my on-line friends. Thank you so much.

dee marie said...

Wow! Geri - your coloring is fab! You made Valerie look so realistic! Stunning card!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Hello Geri! 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...

love it! beautiful card - coloring is as always.. perfection!