Monday, May 10, 2010

A Helping Hand...


Hello everyone and Happy Monday.   I hope for those of you celebrating Mother's Day that you had the best day ever and for everyone else, hope you had a great weekend!

I have been looking forward to this post and today ALL WEEKEND.

As many of you know, I have been really affected by a lot that I've seen, heard, and experienced since the flooding here in Nashville last weekend.   I couldn't have said it better in my own words after watching this VERY touching, yet disturbing video that I posted here on my blog last week.  I've been doing my best to gather some clothing and personal items from the neighborhood here and trying to volunteer some of my time, but I still don't feel like I'm doing "enough".

For all of these reasons, I can't even tell you how absolutely TOUCHED I was when I got an email over the weekend from my friends Jen Shults and Betty Roberts asking me if I could  get "a few stampers" together to help promote a new digi stamp set in which 100% of the proceeds will be DONATED to the Nashville Flood Relief Fund.

Are you KIDDING ME?   Of course I was in.   What I am even more honored to tell you next is that I contacted some of my friends and stamping IDOLS and you know what?  They were ALL in.  Not only did they say YES, this all came together extremely quickly and it is with great joy that I present you:

A HELPING HAND

Here is my card today, using this adorable little Wildflower Patch Kid and I LOVE the sentiment "The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your arm..."

" A Helping Hand"  is designed by Jen Shults, owner/illustrator of Wildflower Patch Kids digital Stamps, and Betty Roberts of Simply Betty, a new stamp line debuting June 1st.  I'll be back tomorrow with one of Betty's adorable images, today I'm using Jen's and when I saw this little guy with his shovel, all ready to help, it brought a tear to my eye!

The set will retail for $15 and 100% of the proceeds are being donated to the Nashville area Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.   If you've been wondering what YOU can do to help, or if you just like these adorable little cutie pies, you can get them on sale TODAY at the Wildflower Patch Kids store.

Now what's even MORE amazing than that?  Check out the ROCKSTAR lineup of stampers that agreed to help...can I tell you that when I say STARSTRUCK I am not even kidding y'all:

You are here, the next stops are:

Thank you SO much for tuning in today and be sure to stop by the store for your "A HELPING HAND" digi set!   Thank you a hundred times!    Also, be sure to stop back tomorrow as I will have more from this set and also MORE from these amazing women including a special MTSC sketch with my girl Mercy Kerin!  

Thank you for giving...and for lending YOUR helping hand...
xoxo
Jessica :)

17 comments:

Kristy Young said...

Wow what a fabulous idea Jess! And i just love these digis and your card is absolutly fabulous!! I love the colours you use and how you colour, its amazing.
Kristy xx

Naoual said...

Such an amazing card for a great cause. I love it!

Hugs, Naoual xx

Peggy said...

Super adorable card Jess! You have a wonderfully big heart! I am so proud of you, Jen, Betty and the Rockstar stampers for your efforts!

Cindy Haffner said...

Your card is so SWEET Jess, thanks for all you do and included me in helping with this.

Dawn Easton said...

Jess, this is a GREAT cause and the set turned out wonderfully! Love your card, he's a cutie pie!

Jen Shults said...

Ah Jess your card turned out awesome. I love that ribbon treatment and your layout is fabulous!!! Thank you so much for all your help making this come together and assembling everything so fast. You are just amazing!!! Hugs!!

Amy Sheffer said...

Love this, Jess! Sweet and a little bit scruffy - just perfect! Thanks for all your efforts for this wonderful cause!

Andrea said...

what a great card and an incredible cause. can I post this on my blog too and help spread the word?

Shelley said...

What a great way to help! I've ordered my set and also added the info to my blog.

Kelly Schelske said...

What a fabulous card Jess and such a great cause...off to buy my set now!

Sara said...

how awesome jessica! i will be posting and tweeting about this tonight!

xo
sarabeth

margie c said...

How sweet of y'all getting together and creating this to help! Brilliant idea! and adorable images!

hugs, margie

Jessie/knightrone said...

Again, awesome that you are helping!! Love this!!

Tasha said...

Fabulous card Jess, love the olours and disstressing nd the layout. Totally is awesome
love tasha xx

Silke Ledlow said...

Hey Jessica...sorry I have been so busy that I totally missed your post!!! Hope you and your family is okay!??! Please let me know if you need anything else beside the donation??? I'd like to help if I can!!!

BTW your card is super duper cute!!! The distressing and coloring is fabulous!!! Hugs ~S~

Sammi said...

Awesome idea - you girls are AMAZING!!
xxx

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