Sunday, November 13, 2011

Giving Back Blog Hop



This hop is for My Sister-in-law who is my Design Team Leader and Best Friend.   You should have come from Heather Flarherty blog.  If you are starting at my blog, you will want to start with Kat’s Blog so you don’t miss any of the great layouts. When you get done hopping, you will want to go to Erica’s Facebook Page (http://www.facebook.com/EricasCraftRoom) and leave a comment on her page. We will be randomly selecting someone from those comments to win blog candy.



Erica does a lot for many people out there. She supports the Military and their Families and had people from all over the world  make cards for the soldiers to give to there families.  This project was called  Operation Write Home.
The most wonderful thing that she recently did was for the children at St. Jude's who has cancer and are very ill. She had 4,500 cards to give to the children and so many people made this happen! This touches my heart because I am a mother who has a sick child and had to wait for Ethan to get a liver transplant and I had to live in the Ronald McDonald House for 9 months .  I know what it feels like to just open a card and see that someone cares, because you are at your last straw and the days seem dark and then you open a card and that card just makes a huge difference knowing  that there are people who care! I am so lucky to be married to her brother and be able to be close to her. We have our sister moments (Giggle) but we get over them pretty quickly. If there was an award for the most giving crafter I would pick her. I'm not just saying this because I am her sister-in-law but because I see what she does for her design team. We spent eight hours just last night goofing off and it was so much fun on ustream! I love that we can joke and have a good time because we all need to laugh. It's therapeutic, well for me it is. 
Well on that note here is what I made for her book...




The blank frame is where I am going to put my wedding picture that has the two of us in it. She was my Maid of Honor. Her favorite paper is Bo Bunny so I wanted to use that paper to make her Layout!
Erica I love you and you mean the world to me.. You are an amazing Women!
Thank you for taking the time to stop by and be part of this wondeful Hop!

The next stop on the hop is Judith ashmore
The entire lineup in case you get lost is listed below. 





http://katscrapfever.blogspot.com kat schriber
http://papercrafteranonymous.com heather flaherty
http://pinkpolkadotscrapping.blogspot.com melissa pinter
http://grammiejudys.blogspot.com judith ashmore
www.lezlyes.blogspot.com lezlye lauterbach
http://gscraptime.blogspot.com/ gayle schrader
http://suzyssimplecrafts.blogspot.com sue-ann lovell

http://kleymanr.blogspot.com/ rosa kleyman
http://cema1cema.blogspot.com christina bartels capps
http://www.funkycards.blogspot.com/ madison
http://micraftygal.blogspot.com patricia holloway

http://samanthascricutcreations.blogspot.com/ samantha sickles
http://manicexpressionsdesigns.blogspot.com/ ricki sholler
http://sweetpsscrapbooks.blogspot.com/ pattie mcginnis
http://craftsbyamanda.blogspot.com amanda haynes
http://conniescraftycloset.blogspot.com connie benford layman
http://craftyandgreen.blogspot.com tina ondrus keller
http://allmadebylisa.blogspot.com lisa
http://mississippihippycrafts.blogspot.com enjoli collums
http://kccroppers.blogspot.com shelly lynn
http://www.creativecraftcorner.com karey
http://www.lauriecandoit.blogspot.com


18 comments:

KAT said...

what a sweet story mel, and i think you are both very lucky to have each other in your lives. love your layout and tribute.

{PaperCrafterAnonymous} said...

beautiful layout Melissa.. What a beautiful tribute to erica and the bond that you have

Connie Layman said...

I knew I was going to need those tissues! So happy that you both have this wonderful bond!
Beautiful layout Melissa!

Jenn's Paper Crafts said...

What a sweet story!!! My sister in law and I have been BFF's since 7th grade and we are now in our mid 30's!!!

cema1cema said...

Great layout! The butterfly is beautiful!

Liz said...

love this LO the fringe is awesome

grammiej said...

Great layout, I know Erica will love it too.
She is some kinda gal! You are too.

Debbie said...

love that paper, pure and simple things come from the heart
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Josie0602 said...

Beautiful layout Melissa. Last night on UStream was a blast even though I was in and out, I enjoyed hanging out with the the ones that were able to be on. I so much wish I had remembered about this special event for Erica. I feel terrible that I totally forgot about it!
Tracy

Lisa said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love it! Love you too CBB! LOL!

tgclifton said...

How sweet!!! Love it!!!

lindaplus3 said...

very nice layout... sounds like you are both wonderful ladies :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

Val626 said...

That is really cute and unique. Great job

sarah said...

Very nice!1thx. for sharing!!
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Suzys Crafts said...

So glad you and Erica have each other. And I love your layout!

Susan said...

Beautiful Layout... Your an amazing person yourself!!!

Doris P. said...

beautiful project. I love that she gives to these worthy organizations. i pray that I can get all of them especially the ones to Autism as I have a 7yr old with Autism!! Doris
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Amanda said...

Love your layout. :)