Friday, February 17, 2012

Crafty Friends Give Blog Hop

**Click here for the Sketch Blog Hop**

Welcome to the Crafty Friends Give Blog Hop. We are so glad you could join us for Day 1 of this very special hp. 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 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 Amber'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 (

Here is my card...

Papers are from Stampin Up Crumb Cake and DCWV Citrus
Lady Bug Bear Digi Stamp from Paper Piecings By Nikki
Copic Sketch Markers-B14, E31, E33, E35, E37 All Around Sentiment Stamps
Atyou Spica in Baby Blue
Small flower punch from Fiskars
White gel pen
VersaFine in Onyx Black 

I do have blog candy...

To win, simply leave a comment on this post and the one tomorrow for this hop (yes, I'm on both days). Please leave a way for me to reach you. Extra entries if you become a friend of my blog and Facebook. I will announce the winner on Monday, February 20th.

Thank you for stopping by and don’t forget to go to and find out how to become a marrow donor. There will be a new set of hoppers tomorrow so please stop back tomorrow at Liz's Blog.

Your next stop is Tiffany's Blog.

Here is the entire hop list for day one incase you get lost:


MzLavr2 said...

Love your card! <3 Pam (yes~ Ymail)

Doris P. said...

precious card!! love the bear with his cute wings & "ears"!! already a follower all the way around :)

Liz said...

Your card is adorable, love your coloring technique.

Gloria said...

I love your card! love all the colors you used

sweetnothingspaperco said...

Awww your card is sooo sweet! The bear is adorable! Like I wrote to Amber, thanks for hosting this blog hop. We all appreciate it and I am honoured to take part in it!
Hugs, Lina

Cyndi S said...

Adorable card. He is so cute.
cstephenson at q dot com

kim.scrapper said...

What a sweet card, I just love that ladybug bear, tfs

Crafty and Green said...

Super Cute Card, Ashley!! Love it!

Vicki said...

Adorable card. I'm already a follower and facebook friend.

vwilson577 at

Liz said...

Your card is gorgeous and I love the digi image you used. Super cute. Thank you so much for putting this together for me Ash. Love you girlfriend.


Patricia said...

I love this card! That bear is too cute! You can contact me on Facebook. My full name is Patricia Poudrier or you can contact me through Creating The Crafty Life. Just ask Liz or Misty how to get a hold of me should I win. Unfortunately, I can't leave my personal email address here. The last time I did that my account got hacked and spammed to death! Thanks for participating in this hop. :)

Cathy said...

Ashley your card is super cute. I like the colors and the adorable bear. I am a fan and follower.

Anonymous said...

very cute card, thanks for the invite

Sandy S. said...

Super cute card! The bear is adorable! Following your blog now and look forward to seeing more of your creations!


kbgirlygirl said...

Love this Ash...Love the bear!! So cute TFS


Anonymous said...

Very cute card I am following your blog love your work.

Tonya said...

Precious! I love the colors and patterns.

Pixichick said...

Adorable Card! Just so cute.

Jamie said...

I LOVE this card! It might be one of my favs of yours!

Linsey said...

heehehe what a darling lil lady bug bear! Your patterns and colors are great with him, wonderful job and TFS!

scraphappybette said...

Love this card!!
I'm your friend!!