Friday, February 10, 2012

A Blog Hop For Dorcas

Hello, this is a blog hop that friends of Dorcas have joined in on to let her know we care for her and want to comfort her in the loss of one of her fur-babies.  It is so easy to become attached to our furry friends. So we wanted to let her know we care. I did this wall hanging for her.

Dorcas, as you now know, Stacey was the instigator of this idea; isn’t it wonderful to have such thoughtful friends?  If you’ve come from Dionne’s blog, you’re on the right track.  Please check out the lovely projects we have all created for our friend, and hopefully you’ll leave a comment.  If you get lost along the way or have started in the middle, you can go to Stacey’s blog and start from the beginning.

Anyone that knows Dorcas, also knows how much she loves ducks.  So I thought I’d do something to hopefully make her smile.  (This is also my “Pay It Forward” gift to her.  It only took me a little over a year to get it out, but that’s me. LOL)  Now you know why I've been not been posting lately.

I hope the colors show up correctly; as it’s difficult to get it right sometimes. The colors on the image by Prairie Fairies, ‘Singin in the Rain’ are prettier in person.

 I’ve used die cuts by Cheery Lynn Designs, and then distressed with Tim Holtz inks.  Knowing how much Dorcas loves buttons, I thought these would make some lovely flowers. I used my Bow-Easy to make my bow from ribbon I love.  I did go easy on the bling, though, but a girl’s got to have some. (LOL) The Bible Scripture is one of her favorites, too, typed on my computer.

Next, please hop on over to Tracy’s blog and see her beautiful design.

I’m entering this in the following challenges:

The Crafty Pad – spring colors
Karen’s Doodles Challenge Blog – cute and cuddly
Crafty Sentiments – get girly
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog – sparkle + glitter
Papertake Weekly – anything
Ribbon Carousel Challenge – ribbon (bow)
Sparkles Monthly Challenge – new thing (image)
Crafts and Me Challenges – new image
Scrapbook Sisters – anything
Craft Us Crazy – anything
Just Inspirational Challenges – inspired by photo (used some of the colors)
Paper Pretties – add texture (embossed frame)
Phindy’s Friday Challenge – circles (buttons)
Wags ‘n Whiskers – home decoration
Allsorts – free and easy
CES Challenges – lots of layers
Cutie Pie Challenge – not a card
Get Hippity with Ippity – color challenge
Craft Room Challenge – cute and cuddly
Little Darlings Challenges – favorite embellishments - buttons
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards – orange, teal and brown (brown is frame, I hope this qualifies)
Lily Pad Cards – patterned papers
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges – ribbon and bling (bow was made with ribbon)

P.S.  The other on my 'Pay It Forward' list will be receiving something in the mail as soon as I can get them out. (You know who you are. LOL)  I’ll post them soon, so just in case your mail runs extremely slow, you’ll know what’s coming.




Larisa said...

Your projects are just beautiful. Love how you used a border punch here. Beautiful!!

Tine said...

Hi DJ. Fabulous dimension and a fun image for our duck-loving friend. Great project.
Tine :)

Anonymous said...

This is soooo lovely! This scripture is one of my favorites too! Really love the button flowers! Thank you also for your kind comments on my blog.
Love Pearl x

Tracy said...

This is wonderful Debbie! What a gorgeous gift for our friend. I wonder if all those duckies running around at Dorcas's realize how much we associate them with her. LOL It's a treasure for sure. :-)

Dorcas said...

Oh man, what can I say? You all have been so sweet to me, my favorite colors, embellies , digis, scriptures and most of all the kind thoughts behind it all. Thank you sooo much! Its beautiful!

Linda w said...

What a lovely project DJ, I just adore those button flowers, and the image of course if perfect for Dorcas. That's my favourite scripture too, very comforting. Hug slin

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

It is perfect Debbie! It does have all her favorites! As do all of these beauties! Thank You for joining us I know this cheered her up some! The buttons are such a nice touch on this!

Laura (sandytoz) said...

(Isaiah 41:13) For I, Jehovah your God, am grasping your right hand, the One saying to you, ‘Do not be afraid. I myself will help you.

Love the scripture, oh well, everything on & about this card!

What a lovely gift!

Love, Laura

Mrs A. said...

hi I'm already following you on blogger and now hopped onboard the new linky followers and following you there too. hugs Mrs A.

Babs said...

Love your card Debbie, the button flowers are delightful and I love the sparkle that you added to the puddle. This is one of my favourite scriptures too.
Luv, Babs xo

Dawn's Craft Place said...

This is adorable as can be-love the duck image

Natasha said...

Aw Debbie, what an intricate project :) And a beautiful scripture - one of my favourites!

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Very, very cute, Debbie!! I especially love this cheery button-embellishment!!

Yenni Natalia said...

Hi DJ! What a lovely project to brighten Dorcas :) she will definetely always remember your thought everytime look at this project

Dionne said...

Super WOW Debbie,
I love this, it's so gorgeous. I was wondering how big is this framed image. A sister in my hall just lost her grandmother, she would like this.

Scrapaddict said...

Pretty and happy card! Thanks for playing Just Inspirational Challenge and good luck!

Crafty Daffy said...

Great card! I love what you've done with the button flowers :) very inventive. Thank you for joining us at Just Inspirational Challenges. xx Denise

Lisa xx said...

gorgeous work and what an inspiring Bible verse, thank you for sharing this with The Cutie Pies xx

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card!

Thank you for joining us at SMC for our * New Crafty Goodies * Challenge.

Hope you will join us again soon, good luck xx

Jac said...

what a beautiful gift and lovely way to let your friend know you are thinking of her. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week

Maria said...

This is fabulous, and I'm sure your friend will love this. Very cute image and those button flowers are lovely. Thanks for joining in with us at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck.

Maria x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab creation, love those flower buttons, great idea!

Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge this week & Sparkles Monthly, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Julia said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at Get Hippity with Ippity. Hugs, Julia

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is fabulous. Thanks for playing at GHWI.

Scrappy Scatty said...

Lovely card
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
Love Jan

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Fab project I looove the button flowers!!

Thanks for joining us for free and easy February at Allsorts

Emma xxx

Anne said...

Those button flowers are so cute, thanks so much for joining us at Phindy's Place Challenge!

Victoria said...

Such a cheerful project. Love the vine swirls in the middle linking the two sections. Thanks for joining us at Just Inspirational.

tiggertastic said...

oh this is clever, what alovley idea and so well put together

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog
Designing for:
Crafty Purple Frog , Craft Us Crazy ,Bearly Mine Designs and DT Coordinator Kenny K

Hazel said...

How clever to make button flowers. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie Challenge and don't forget a new challenge starts on Monday,
H xx

Anonymous said...

Hi DJ, what a beautiful piece!!! I can barely see how the colors could look even more fabulous in person because they are looking pretty darn gorgeous from where I am sitting out here in blogland!!! Thanks for joining us at Get Hippity with Ippity and please keep playing - you are a true inspiration!!!
Hugs, Beth, GHWI DT

Kristina said...

This is quite a lovley project, nice frame! Such cute images! Thanks for playing w/ at GHWI's color-combo challenge!

melissac said...

Oh my gosh!! Just love how you used buttons as flowers!! Thanks for joining us at Get Hippity with Ippity!! Blessings!!

Queenie said...

Beautiful the button flowers!
Thank you for joining in over at TMC challenge.

Woo said...

So pretty! THank you for being a Cutie Pie again! Woo x

Nikki Byrne said...

fabulous! so cute :o) Thank you for sharing it with us at Craft room challemge. Good luck. NIkki DT

Esther said...

This is gorgeous, beautiful project..Thanks so much for joining our Craft-Room Challenge....Esther xx

hazel said...

A brilliant project - I love it. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Torrey said...

Fabulous project! I love the little "nerdy" girl! And the button flowers are a stroke of genius! Thank you for playing with us at CCCC!


Deborah said...

I'm rather late making the rounds - my life exploded - :~D Love all this detail! Thank you so much for playing and sharing at the Lily Pad!. Hugs & Blessings....