Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Valerie's Gift Blog Hop

Shadow Box

Sentiment on Card

This is a special blog hop for Colleen Dickinson.  A new stamp was released by Whimsy Stamps and was named after Colleen's daughter, Valerie who passed away in a fatal car accident.  The name of this stamp is "Valerie's Gift".

Fourteen of Colleen's blogging friends are participating in a "surprise" blog hop using this cute stamp named in honor of her daughter.  I am so happy I was asked to participate.  I will be sending this card to you Colleen.   I created a shadow box to frame this cute stamp.  The front of the box was created using the Cuttlebug "Brocade Window" Cut and Emboss folder.  The image was stamped twice so one could be cut apart to make her dimensional.  Three pieces are dimensional:  The head and collar; the gift; and her boots.  She was colored with colored pencils and oms.  The bottom of the shadow box has a piece of lavender design paper attached to it.  Valerie was attached with two, double thick, clear glue pop dots, to lift her high from the bottom of the box.  Two rows of grass were cut with a Martha Stewart "grass punch" and added. There is a lot of dimension to this image.

The greeting is from the JustRite "Thinking of You" set.  It was cut out using scissors, sponged around the edges, and attached with pop dots.  I made some purple vellum flowers and added them to the greeting and around the frame.  Small pearls were added to the center of each flower.  Martha Stewart butterfiles were added to complete the card.  A piece of card stock was punched on two sides with the Martha Stewart "Swirling Lace" punch and attached to the back of the shadow box.

Here are all the bloggers participating in this blog hop for Colleen:

Mary Anne
Patti J.
Linda Payne
Dee Marie
Betty Benton
Patti Sue Nelson
Theresa Pollock 
Cheri Weston
Geri U. 
Rebekka Reed
Selma S.     (you are here)
Patti Painter

Have fun checking out all these beautiful cards.

All products listed in bold are available from Joan's Gardens.


Olena said...

gorgeous card! Great job! Olena

Becky said...

Selma this is just stunning! Love how you show cased this beautiful image.

Dianna said...


What an honor being asked to participate in this blog hop. Your creation is absolutely gorgeous and what a tribute to this special little girl who was taken way too early.


velta said...

What a gorgeous tribute to your friend's daughter...I am sure tears will fall when she sees this. You could not have made a more beautiful creation for this occasion Selma...Just amazing work :)

Sue W said...

Oh this is so special Selma!!! Love your shadow box and I'm sure Colleen will too! How wonderful that you're all doing this for her......Such great friends!

Olga said...

Gorgeous card, you have done Valerie proud!

Karen W said...

Just beautiful and so is the box on the previous post.

Theresa said...

Your shadow box is outstanding....really showcases Valerie. Beautiful work of art from the heart.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

When we all met on STV a couple years ago, I never imagined making such wonderful friends! Thanks so much for being part of this hop. This is such a beautiful creation, Selma! Bless you for sharing your talent with us! I'm sure Colleen will be thrilled!


Another beautiful card! I can tell you love purple and you do such a nice job with it! This one will definitely bring tears!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Wowzers Selma! I absolutely love this and I know Colleen will too!

Patti P. said...

Selma, what a talented artist you are....this is so beautiful. All of your elements are so perfect and love the sentiment from Justrite. Colleen will treasure this.

Betty Benton said...

The sentiment is beautiful, Selma. You have colored Valerie pefectly and she is so pretty against the laciness of the background. And your signature vellum flowers -- love 'em!

Patti J said...

Selma, you just took my breath away. I love your shadowbox card, and the sentiment you chose brought tears to my eyes! Gorgeous card, my friend!

Cheri said...

Love this shadow box design, Selma. Your cards are so elegant and stunning. This is no exception.

Patty said...

This is a beautiful card and the presentation pops the image. What a wonderful tribute, I am sure Colleen appreciates it. Hugs..the other patty sue 2

JustYolie said...

Holy smokes!! Your card is STUNNING!! Amazing work! I'm now a follower.

Glittered Paws said...

Love love love the shadow box - what a perfect way to dishplay this image. The sentiment brought tears to my eyes, very special.

Barbara Colbert said...

Gorgeous card!!!!!mLovely tribute too!!!!

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redwasher1 said...

WOW!!! Selma, you always just blow me away with your creativity!!! Awesome colors, absolutely perfect sentiment!! Love everything about this card!!

Colleen said...

I'm stunned and honored to be surprised like this. I can't tell you how amazing and special all of you GF's have made this week for me.
It started out with tears and sorrow and now it's covered in joy. This week will now have another special meaning for me. I love your card as always and I'm honored to accept such a beautiful gift. Thanks so much.

Brenda said...

Your card is beautiful. Great job!!!

Winnie and Patty said...

This is such a beautiful card! And what a wonerful way to honor your friend Colleen! Wonderful job. TFS

dee marie said...

Such a special card Selma! So stunning!!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Hello Selma! 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


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