Thanks for joining us in our blog hop today!
This hop has no prizes, but I think that if you follow along, you will be blessed with a much better gift - Valerie's Gift...
Our hop today, is meant to give one of our own blogging friends some smiles, and some love.
Our friend, and fellow stamper, Colleen Dickenson, was introduced to rubber stamping by her daughter, Valerie.
About ten years ago, the unthinkable happened. Valerie died in a one car black ice accident, on her way to work. Colleen inherited Valerie's stamping supplies, and ten years later, she's still using Valerie's heat gun!
A short time ago, Colleen entered a "Name that Stamp" contest at Whimsy Stamps, hoping to name a stamp after Valerie. The stamp very much made Colleen think of her Valerie. Whimsy replied that they had chosen another name for that particular stamp, but that they were so touched with Colleen's story, that they wanted to honor Valerie by calling this new stamp (featuring the same little girl) "Valerie's Gift", as they knew what a gift Valerie was to Colleen.
Whimsy Stamps sent Colleen the new stamp, and the rest is history!
When Mary Anne and Olga found out about this, they put this blog hop in motion, in hopes of surprising Colleen.
What a wonderful feeling it is to be able to do a RAK like this for one of our blogging friends.
Colleen, I was so honored to be asked by Mary Anne and Olga to take part in this blog hop. As a parent, I can only imagine the horror of that night ten years ago, and now, the pride of knowing that Valerie will live on forever, bringing fellow stampers everywhere hours of enjoyment. Hugs, prayers, and blessings to you, my friend.
Supplies: Basic Grey Hopscotch Collection, ZVA Pearls, Copic Markers, Copic Spica Glitter Pens, Doily from Dollar Tree.
Next stop on the hop is: Shirley Hotop! Head on over to see Shirley's beautiful creation!
(If you get lost along the way, the entire hop rotation is listed below!)
Thanks so much for stopping by today. If you have time, please drop by Colleen's blog after this hop, and leave her a bit of love!
Start here: Mary Anne
Patti J. - That's Me - You're Here!!!
Have a great day!