Friday, May 11, 2012


This is an important cause because we all know someone in our life who suffers from this disease, maybe even the person sitting next to you for the last couple of crops. Most of the time no one knows in how much pain that person is in, and just think they look healthy and fine.  And this is the reason this blog hop was created. To acknowledge our friends and let them know that we are there for them.

Now moving on to the rules for the hop.  As we all know the theme is "Anything Purple".  It can be a card, a scrapbook page, a decoration, etc. Let your imagination take you to the next level.  Just think on making a Fibromyalgia patient to feel better, "be there for them".  When you post your project please talk a little about what really inspired you to participate and to make your project.

You are might be wondering if there is a prize for this hop.  Yes, there is a prize. It will be a bag full of purple things, from scrapbooking supplies to personal items. You won't be disappointed.

Also, Mrs. Alma Brooks from Alma's Pink life is having a Silhouette  gift card that she is going to incorporate as a prize for her post.

To be eligible for the prizes you have to follow my blog and everyone else's blog that is in this hop. You also must leave me and the ladies a comment in order to qualify for the prize. You get one entry for each comment you leave at each blog. If you choose not to make a comment on one of the hops you will get one entry but you won't get the +1 entry you would get if you make a comment on all hops. The bonus entry (7+1).

Thank you and good luck with your comments!

Here is my project for today.

A friend sent me this great stamped image, I just love the little cat peeking out of all those lovely flowers.  I simply used my Prisma Water Color Pencils and my Tsukineko Fantastix blending tool to create this card.  When I got the card completed, I found the white to be a very stark distinctive glare.  So I decided to take my Tim Holtz Dusty Concord distress ink and add some color to the edges.  Very difficult to do once the card has already been glued down on the paper.   I completed the look of the card by adding a dark purple ribbon and a couple of pink button tulips. 

Thank you for taking the time to view my project today.  Please make sure you visit the other blogs and leave  comments for the chance to be entered to win a great prize.


I don't want you to miss any of the great projects these ladies have put together. I have faith that the team has been working hard for this event with just a couple of days to put it together.


1. Alice Garcia ~  
2. Renea Simpson Durrence ~
3. Alma Brooks  ~    
4.  Kimberly Pate  ~  (You are here)
5.  Paula McLane Jennings ~ (Go here next)
6. Tahi Diaz  ~


  1. Awesome card- I love the cat peaking out- so adorable!

  2. Beautiful card----I love the cat----perfect project.
    Hugs, Anita

  3. Awesome Card Kimberly! I would have gladly participated in this hop had I known. Keep me in mind for next time! Great cause!!!!

  4. Wonderful card!! I love the tulips (maybe cuz I am Dutch!!)

  5. Such a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing. I am one with this invisible illness. I appreciate this awareness hop!
    <3 Pam

  6. Oh I love the purple that was added and I appreciate this blog more than you know.

  7. Thank you Kimberly for taking the challenge with me. I am so honor to have such a wonderful group of girls helping.
    I love your card!

  8. Hello lovely lady, Your card is absolutely darling! I love the coloring you did and the inking on the edges. Beautiful! As you know, I suffer terribly from fibro as well. Stop in and say hi when you have a chance. :) Thanks for the chance to win. I'm commenting and following! ;)

    XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

  9. Hi Miss Kimberly! Thank you for lending a helping hand to Alice. Your card is just delightful and full of fun. Love your colors...:)

  10. What a beautiful card with all those pretty purple flowers TFS!

  11. I love the distress ink! Great job considering it was already assembled!! Love those colors


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