Monday, April 4, 2011

Help for Japan-Blog Hop-Take Out Gift Box

For the Whimsy Digital Hop click here (ends 4/8)

Hello and welcome to a very special blog hop today! The illustrators of Whimsy Stamps have come together to draw a special set of digi images for the purpose of raising money for the relief effort in Japan. All proceeds from the sale of these images will be donated to that cause. Kenny K, Raindrop Echo Designs, Meljens Designs, and Crissy Armstrong all contributed art work.

For the whole month of April, you can purchase the images as a set or individually (your choice) by visiting this page on the Whimsy store site. Please consider helping this special cause by purchasing one or all of the digital images we are offering.

If you have landed here from Maria's Blog, you are right on track. If you would like to start hopping from the beginning, please go to Crissy's blog. She has the blog rotation order posted if you need to refer to it.

The amazing ladies of two design teams have come together to host this blog hop for you! Crissy's Crew from Sundays With Crissy and Denise's DT from Whimsy Stamps have joined forces to design some amazing jaw dropping creations for you. You have seven days to hop through all the blogs and enjoy all the lovely creations from these talented people.

The hop runs from now through til Sunday April 10 at noon. There will be several opportunities to win blog candy! Four random commenters will get a chance to receive one of the three individual images or Ann's sentiment set. So be sure to leave comments all along the way for your chance at a free digi! Also, if you post the "Help for Japan" button on your blog's sidebar, you can enter into the draw for the grand prize! The grand prize will consist of the entire digital set made just for this cause as well as a gift certificate donated by Ann of Raindrop Echo Designs worth 10$ to use at the Whimsy Stamps store! To enter, you must help us advertise for this cause by posting the "Help Japan" button on your blog's side bar (just grab it from my side bar or from the top of this post) and then get your name on the Inlinkz option on Crissy's post so we can be sure to find the winner.

Now on to my project:

Supply List
Image-Meljen's Designs "Kimono Bear" for Whimsy Stamps
Sentiment-my own and computer generated

Neenah Smooth white card stock
Solid color card stock-Red Bazzill Basics
Designer Print-Origami paper

Copic Markers
Bear Hair-w5, w7, w9
Bear Fur-e41, e42, e43
Clothing-r24, r37, r39
Umbrella-bv11, bv13, bv17

Misc. Supplies
Gold adhesive gems
Silver wire for handle
Red Taffeta ribbon (Stampin Up)
Take Out Box Template- I enlarged this
black Sakura glaze pen
Scoring Board
Spellbinder/Nestability Die-Classic Circle
Cuttlebug or Big Shot
Scotch ATG gun and adhesive

Next you'll want to visit Mary Lou's blog to continue hopping.
Thank you so much for stopping by, and for your support of this very worthy cause.

Challenges this project qualifies for:
Ellephantastic-#25 Anything but square/rectangle
Moving Along with the Times-#92 More than one fold
Sassy Studio-#66 Fancy Fold
Just Add Ink-#62 Box or bag
Simple Doodles-#40 DIY
Etsy Inspired-#133 inspiration item here



  1. Just love these images and such a great cause!!

    this is just fab love it and your colouring just spot on! Chanelle xxxx

  2. Wow Lisa this is fantastic, what a great idea, I was waiting to see this image coloured and you made it just gorgeous!

  3. This is an adorable idea! Wonderful project!

  4. Oh wow!! How clever this is!! :) LOVE your brilliant creation and fab coloring!! :)

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  6. What a gorgeous bag. The sentiment you've created is fantastic.


  7. absolutely gorgeous, fab idea to use her on a take out gift box!
    Happy Crafting, Debxx

  8. Brilliant idea Lisa...gorgeous colouring too!

    Take care
    San x

  9. What a gorgeous giftbox is this. The word hope is related to Japan. Love from Holland Aartje

  10. Gorgeous! Love the way you coloured this one in too. I like the black hair even though the bear is in creamy brown. A great contrast that works so well. :0) xx

  11. Brilliant idea the takeaway box Lisa,you've done a really fab job on it.
    Donna xx

  12. Oh! This is so sweet and adorable, Love it!

  13. Adorable Lisa~~great idea!! Perfect sentiment!!!
    Hugz and blessings

  14. Your take away box is so perfect for the cause. Amazing coloring with great shadows. Totally cute image.

  15. Wow! This is fantastic Lisa!!

  16. I like the cute bear with the Japanese kimono :):) Beautiful coloring and wonderful box. Thank you for helping people of my home country.

  17. Fabulous Japanese theme! Your coloring is lovely. Thanks for joining us at Moving Along With The Times x

  18. Wonderful project really love it! Thanks for playing along at Ellephantastic this month. Jill

  19. Really cute - I adore it! Love this cutie!

  20. Love your take out box. Great cause too.

  21. What a gorgeous box - love the cute image. Thanks for playing along at Just Add Ink.

  22. Beautiful card, love the colouring and your card design. with hugs Shirleyxxxx

  23. WOW Lisa, this is stunning! You really did a GREAT job on using this cute image! Love your project!
    {hugs} Sylvia

  24. Fabulous Lisa! Love the box idea and you've coloured the image beautifully. Hugs, Maria

  25. What a great idea, off to have a look. Love your wee asian teddy she is so cute. Thanks for playing along on MAWTT and Ellephantastic, Hazelxoxo

  26. What an excellent project and perfect for the Ellephantastic Challenge this month, thanks for taking part.
    Elle DT

  27. A very apt design, I love it.

  28. That is one of the most adorable little stamps I've ever seen! How clever is your box? lol LOve it! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge
    Laurie x

  29. What a lovely card, Love the colour and the work you have put in to this. Thanks for joining us at Simply Create this week

  30. This is such a lovely gift box!!
    Thank you for joining us a Simply Create for our DIY challenge and hope to see you for the next fun challenge that we will have starting today.

  31. WOW this is gorgeous, off to hopp

  32. wow what a fabulous shaped project. Thank you for playing along with Ellephantastic this month. Hugs Helen x x


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