Play Date Cafe Challenge - Hope for Japan

I've been pondering this week's colors on The Play Date Cafe Challenge Blog since they were posted.   I love the colors!   I had to think about it a few days deciding what stamp I would use.    Then I thought.... What a great opportunity to show off our special Hope for Japan stamp set!   This exclusive stamp was designed for a cause - to help in the relief efforts after Japan's earthquake and devastating Tsunami.  This A-size stamp would normally be priced at $7.95 but Close To My Heart is offering it for just $5 and every bit of that $5 goes to the American Red Cross.    Consultant's get no commission off the sale of this stamp and this makes me very proud to be a part of this effort!  

Here is the color inspiration:

And my creation using these colors:

I used Close To My Heart's colors of Juniper, Tulip and Silver Embossing.  All products are Close To My Heart.  For complete recipe list see below.

My 'real' job is working in Manufacturing Accounting for a Japanese Auto Manufacturer here in the US so we are constantly thinking of our sister company back in Japan and the plants and suppliers there.   I was so touched when Close To My Heart announced this special campaign.    This stamp is only available during the month of April.    To see the stamp and find out how you can get yours, just click on the Hope For Japan button in the upper left corner of my blog.

Be sure to check out the other Play Date Cafe creations HERE!

Pattern:  Wishes - Corner Stop (9033)
White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
Juniper Cardstock (X5752)
Designer Ribbon Cranberry Collection (Z1209)
Hope For Japan (A1118)
Opaque Licorice Adhesive Gems (Z1335)
Juniper Ink (Z2165)
Tulip Ink (Z2166)
Round Sponge (Z697)
Silver Embossing Power (Z669)
Dry Embossing Stylus (Z608)
Craft Heater (Z555)

For even more creations with this exclusive stamp, hop over to LeAnne Dudley's blog.  Other consultant's are linking up their Hope for Japan artwork.   


  1. What a fantastic reason to get crafty Gina! Thanks for joining us this week at the Play Date Cafe :)

  2. Wonderful card and love the support from CTMH. Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

  3. What a great cause! And such a beautiful stamp that you've made shine in your gorgeous take! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  4. OH! This is so fun! And I love that you are supporting a great group! This silver embossing is just LUSH--love it! Great use of our colors! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the PDCC!

  5. I love what you did with this set, simply gorgeous! Thanks for joining my blog hop.


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