Friday, 17 February 2012

Crafty Friends Give Blog Hop

Welcome to the Crafty Friends Who Care blog hop. We are so glad you could join us for Day 1 of this very special hop. The mission of this blog hop is to raise awareness about bone marrow donations to help Leukemia patients.

Bone marrow donation technology has come a long way, and is now as simple as giving blood. So we are trying to raise awareness and get people to register at to be a bone marrow donor. And why are we doing this your might ask? To help a friend a fellow crafter, Liz Decade. Liz is battling 2 different forms of acute Leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant. We are hoping that this hop will help her to find a match. You can see her story at 

Even if you are not a match for Liz, you can still help her. You see bone marrow registrations drives are expensive, you have to pay for each person who is registered, and Liz is trying to raise money for bone marrow drives and medical expenses (it costs a lot of money to get a transplant). You can donate to Liz at  All of the money donated will go to bone marrow drives or medical expenses.

And we have some wonderful sponsors who have donated prizes for our hop.
Sweet Stamping Treats Digital Stamps, Trendy Twine, MB Treasurista, Paper Piecings by Nikki, Inspired Stamps, My Pink Stamper , Market Street Stamps and Peachy Keen Stamps have all donated prizes to this hop. In order to be eligible for one of these prizes you must comment on every blog in this hop! There are other requirements for the sponsors so please see Liz's blog post for more details.

If you are coming from Liz C.'s blog, you are right on track. If you just came across my blog and would like to hop along, please start over with Liz (

For my project I created a pretty little easel card. These cards are super fun to make because both the outside and inside will be visible at the same time. It becomes more of a display piece rather than a plain ol' card. Because this card was made with Liz in mind, I went for a sewing theme (she studied fashion & design) and shabbied (new word?) it up! I used a MME paper collection and let the paper do the talking. This card has tons of texture and I am happy in the way it turned out. Lizzy, I hope we can raise some money but most importantly, raise awareness and find a donor. Love ya Chica!

Thank you for stopping by and don’t forget to go to and find out how to become a marrow donor.

Here is the entire hop list for day one incase you get lost:
Liz -
Amber -
Ashley -
Tiffany -
Liz C. -
Tonya -
Angie -
Doris -
Michelle -

Your next stop is Jamie. Please head on over to her blog to see what she's created! Thanks for hopping with us!

Big Hugs,


  1. Lina you guys are killing me over here, you have me balling. Thank you so much for hopping with us. I love your card it is gorgeous just like everything you make. Thank you!


  2. Very sweet card!
    <3 Pam (yes~ Ymail)

  3. This is wonderful, I am so blown away with your talent

  4. Beautiful card. I love it.
    cstephenson at q dot com

  5. stunning - exquisite beyond words!! love the embellishments!!

  6. Gorgeous card, awesome cause and I know I learned a little bit more about bone marrow transplants so I think this hop is working, hugz

  7. Your card is stunning. So so pretty and so many cool details. Love it.

  8. Hiya Lina! Love your card. I want to learn how to make those easel cards. They look super fun to make. Thanks so much for participating in this hop. It's such an important cause for such a lovely woman. If you should need to contact me, you can message me at CCL. ~ Hugs ~ Pat :)

  9. Your card is beautiful, I love easel cards, yours I would hang on the wal to display!!

  10. OMG Lina, you simply blow me away with your talent girl!! I love this soooo much!! TFS

    Hugs chica!

  11. Gorgeous card! Thank you so much for participating in this hop.

  12. Great easel card! I love the pearls and lace; and those spools are adorable.


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