Saturday, May 25, 2013

Joy's Life Super and Everyday Life Hero blog Hop


It's here, it's here! The Joy's Life Hero Hop is here! I've been excited about this ever since I knew I made the design team!  First, I'll give you the hop order, just in case you stumbled on to this hop.  I know you'll want to do the whole thing.  It's a great one!
 
Joy: http://joyslife.com    
Kendra: http://luv2scrapnmakecards.blogspot.com -- go here next
 
I have to give you the background to my project before I share it with you.  I am the activity director in a nursing home in the small town where I live.  I made this card in honor of a very special young lady who has volunteered at our nursing home for many years.  Here's the story:  Every Tuesday, after school, the children's choir from our church, grades 1-5, practices at my nursing home.  We have snacks, visit with the residents, play some games, then get serious about learning songs to sing in church.  It's a wonderful ministry that both young and old benefit from.  One young woman, Hannah, when she got to grade 6, said she didn't want to leave the choir, she enjoyed it too much.  Well, she graduates from high school today, May 25, and she stayed in that choir the entire length of time.  She became the co-director, and blossomed into a beautiful, talented, sensitive young woman.  She has filled in for the director when she couldn't make it.  She's even filled in for church services and preached when the pastor can't make it.  She is truly a super hero.  Hannah is the reason I've been excited about this hop.  I wanted to recognize HER!  This card was passed around the nursing home and signed by residents, then presented to her, along with a book of quotes about life, at her last Joyful Noise Choir visit. She is a role model to the children in the choir and a gift to the residents in the nursing home alike.
 
 
Hannah has grown into a wonderful woman.  She is super fantastic and totally awesome.  This Joy's Life My Hero stamp set is absolutely perfect for this card.  I had so much fun making it!
 
I also used Bazzill cardstock for the base, UmWow Studio chipboard that my friend DeeDee makes (lots of fun shapes to check out) and designer papers by GCD Studio Charleston Collection. Sentiments were stamped with Close To My Heart cocoa ink.

And, because today is Graduation Day here in my town, I made a little gift box for Hannah, using the school colors.


It is a box I found in the Silhouette Store.  If you'd like to make it, you can find it here.  I once again used the Joy's Life My Hero Stamp Set, heat embossing with white embossing powder.

 
And, there's a peek inside of the box -- perfect for a gift certificate, jewelry, even a fancy cupcake.  Don't look too closely at the tassel!  It was the first time I'd tried one and it's far from perfect! :)
 
I have blog candy!  I have a 6x6 paper pad, some ribbon, some twine, and some rub ons.  To be eligible to win, please follow my blog and leave a comment on this post.  I will choose a winner after the holiday weekend.
 
Now hop on along to the talented and lovely Kendra's blog.  You're going to LOVE what she has for you!
 
I'm entering this box in the following challenges:
 Silhouette Challenges -- anything goes
Ribbon Carousel -- Celebrations
Crafting by Designs -- anything goes with a twist - Graduation
 
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Sister Act Card Challenge -- anything goes
 
 


38 comments:

  1. Love all the stars on your super card.

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  2. I see D2's stars!!! That is such an awesome card and box---She's going to love it!!!

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  3. What an inspiring story of Hannah! She must be wonderful. I'm sure she will like the gift and card coz I do! The grad hat box is awesome!

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  4. that is such a sweet card for a sweet person.

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  5. awww, thanks for sharing Julie, she certainly sounds like a real Wonderful Woman! Totally awesome card and grad box!!

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  6. Julie,
    I am so touched by this story of the lovely, Hannah! What a beautiful girl...and a WONDERful Woman. Your card is perfect for her. I'm honored that you used my stamps to go on a card (and grad cap) to such a precious person. Tears in eyes over here! Thank you for being in the Super & Everyday Hero blog hop!
    Super Hugs,
    ~Joy~

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  7. What a fun and wonderful card!! Love the design! And the graduation cap gift box....LOVE LOVE LOVE! What a fun and amazing idea!!

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  8. Forgot to mention how wonderful Hannah is! Sounds like suck a lovely lady! Great story and person to honor!

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  9. Hannah sounds like an amazing young lady! Great way to show her how much she is appreciated, she is going to love that fantastic card and gift box that you made!

    Stacey
    DT sister

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  10. Wow, Julie. What an amazing young woman! Such a nice way to celebrate her. Love both the card and the box...but mostly the story!

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  11. What an inspiring story about Hannah! I love how you honored her in craftiness. Tell her that all your blog readers are cheering for her too!! BTW, your sentiment banners are so clever!

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  12. lovely story and terrific card and gift box. new fb follower here!
    -lureta mcdermott

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  13. Very touching story!! She will love the card you made and got signed by everyone!!!

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  14. Inspiring story love the stars and banner representing her character

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  15. Wow, Hannah is definitely an inspiring young woman! Your card is perfect, and I know she will absolutely love it!! :)
    Welcome to your first JL hop... so glad to have you on the team!!
    Hugs,
    Lori

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  16. Such a cute card- loving those stars! Great grad box too! Very fun!

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  17. Awesome projects!! :) love the little grad hat!

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  18. Beautiful projects!! That is so SWEET of you to make a card for her. AWESOME!
    Thanks for joining us at Silhouette Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Mrodriguez860@hotmail.com
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    ♥ Silhouette Challenges ♥

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  19. Great projects, Julie! And I think your tassel is terrific!

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  20. That is a great story!What a special gal she is! I love how you used DEeDEes stars!It's a great card! I know just the thing to put in that box!!

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  21. This is such a great card, I love all the stars and the beautiful sentiments. The graduation cap gift box is such an awesome gift box and I love the colors.. and btw, the new Funday Friday challenge started this week over on my blog. I hope you can come and play along with this week's sketch! Stop on by!

    Hugs,
    Jo
    Jo's Scrap Shack

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  22. Beautiful card for a wonderful young lady!! Great inspiring story. Your box is cute too, I bet she got a terrific goody in it.

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  23. Wonderful story and super card. I like the gift box too.
    I am a follower.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  24. Awesome card and story! It sounds like Hannah is an inspiration to us all!

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  25. Perfect card for a very special girl, and love the graduation box too!

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  26. love both projects! great job

    rosiemini@gmail.com
    www.scraplovingminis.blogspot.com

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  27. What a great card and story to it. You all are very special spending time at nursing homes. Thanks for doing what you do.

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  28. Hannah sounds like a very special young lady and you are great for making such a great card for her. Both your projects are great!
    Liz Seubert
    17eroses@gmail.com

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  29. Great project. I love all the colors and everything.
    From the Silhouette Challenges:)
    Tabitha
    Tabitha's Designs Blog
    Low priced fun Digi Papers:)
    New Challenge Blog on the Block:)

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  30. So cute! Love how you added the twine to the gift box! Thanks for playing along at Silhouette Challenges! :)

    Karen
    craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

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  31. The world needs a lot more Hannah's in it! Thank you for sharing her amazing story. Quite a young lady. I'm sure she will love the card you made for her. It is fantastic! Love the chipboard stars.
    Thanks for playing along at Crafting By Designs.

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  32. Julie, what a great post! Love your card & grad project! So glad you linked up to Crafting by Designs!

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  33. Great Graduation Gift box. What a fun idea. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafting by Designs.

    Tammy S.

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  34. Both great projects! I love that the gift box looks like a graduation cap. Thanks for joining us this week at SACC!

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  35. Awesome projects! Thanks for playing along over at Silhouette Challenges!

    Steph
    www.scrappyrae10.blogspot.com

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