Hello World Blog Hop!

I’m super excited to be part of the Hello World Blog Hop!  A little background about the hop….Catherine Pooler and Chaitali Narla have teamed up to bring the Hello World Stamp set and coordinating dies!  Chaitali reached out to Catherine offering to partner up to do some good in the world.  She would illustrate a stamp set for Catherine Pooler Designs and they would work together to choose a cause to raise money for that cause through the sale of that set.

Catherine spotted in her facebook newsfeed a Go Fund Me page set up by Jennifer Ingle (AKA Jingle) and her husband, Sean.

Sean is a teacher in a school where most kids are on a free and reduced lunch program, they don’t have computers at home or at school and the school doesn’t have the funds for a curriculum.  In the spirit of giving his students the best education he can provide, Sean is working to raise funds to purchase computers for his classroom.  You can read more HERE.

All profits of the sale of the Hello World stamp and die set during October 1 – October 7 will be donated to purchase computers for Jennifer Ingle’s husband’s class.  

Now how exciting is that?!  I have the greatest respect for teachers.  My kids have benefitted from several excellent + caring teachers in their lives…starting from Pre-K all the way up until they were seniors.  I believe this has helped solidify their self motivation and hard work in college.

For all the details about the new products available, please see Catherine’s blog and the shop!

You should have arrived here from Allison Cope’s blog!  If not, start at the beginning which is Catherine Pooler’s!

Here’s my first card:

I knew that my first card was going to be Clean + Simple!  It was thoroughly inspired by THIS card designed by Michele Ferguson.  I heat embossed the Hello World sentiment and the YAY Stripes stamp in white.  I finished it off with some enamel dots.

Thanks to CASE this Sketch:
Next up is rainbow inspired design:
The chevron is from the Yay Stripes stamp set and have been stamped with pigment ink.  The Hello from Hello World was then stamped on top with Versafine.  I finished off  my card with a black strip of cardstock.  

I’ll be back next week with a scrappy card using these stamps…I knew my post would be fairly long with two cards!  Next up is Lisa Harrolle!

Here’s the hop listing in case you get lost along the way:
Amy Tsuruta –> You’re here! 

Clean + Simple Hello
cardstock:  mft grout gray, hero arts sea mixed layering papers
stamps:  catherine pooler designs hello world/yay stripes
ink:  hero arts white embossing powder
other:  studio calico enamel dots, corner chomper

Rainbow Hello
cardstock:  memory box note card, recollections black
stamps:  catherine pooler designs hello world/yay stripes
ink:  impress fresh ink – red currant/pumpkin/chamomille/grass/navy/silver lilac, versafine black  
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50 thoughts on “Hello World Blog Hop!”

  1. Amy, these are fabulous. YOU are fabulous. Thank you so very much for being a part of this important promotion. Sean and I are beyond thankful for your help!

  2. Amy, I am so glad you are part of this special blog hop for the kids. Your first card is lovely, fresh and clean. I really like the curved edge you added to the blue layer. Your second card is similar to my second card. I guess great minds really do think alike. 😉

  3. Gorgeous cards, Amy!! I love the elegance of your first card – the colors, layout and embellies are CAS perfection!

  4. I love the elegant simplicity of the first card and bright fun colors of the second card. Great versatility, how inspiring!

  5. I love how simple the first card is and the second is so bright and cheery!!! Great job! Helping kids succeed=PRICELESS

  6. Both of your cards are gorgeous, but I just love how pretty those light blue and white stripes look together! Great color!

  7. Love the chevrons. the colors
    are so pretty.
    That first card is so plain and simple
    and so wonderful.
    thanks for sharing.

  8. I love both cards but the first one made me go "wow." it's so simple and yet it makes a big impact.

  9. The first card – clean and simple – WOW that is really nice. The rainbow dots are beautiful – can't wait to get these stamps and dies

  10. great cards! the first one is so sweet with the soft color scheme. thanks for sharing your creativity!

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