Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A very special cause

Howdy everyone and thank you for stopping in!

Late Monday evening I came across my friend Heather's blog about a little boy named Ethan Weiman who lost his 2 year battle with neuroblastoma. You can read more on Alicia's blog HERE (Ethan's mom) about his brave journey through cancer.
Pink cat Studio has released this new digital stamp set in Ethan's honor, all proceeds go to their Make A Wish chapter to fulfill other childrens' wishes:

You can purchase this set, see a picture of Ethan, and read a beautiful excerpt written by his mom HERE on Pink Cat Studio's blog. The digital images are $4 each (one image + a sentiment) or $6 for the entire set. At this time of posting, they reached over $800 in sales!
I made the card with the idea of creating a scene, the newest challenge by Dare U 2 Digi's blogspot. I also fulfilled the requirement for using up your scraps for this week's Digital Tuesday Challenge site. The more challenges I could incorporate into one card, the more exposure this adorable set would get.

Supplies used:
distressed stripes CB folder on red cs
swiss dots CB folder on green cs
MS picket fence punch
prismacolor markers and copics
(Even my little guy was printed out on a piece of white scrap, I just figured out how to adjust my printer to accept 4x6 cs.)
Closer views:

Since the image was on one side of the card, I balanced out the other side with the sentiment, 3 stars, and blue ribbon loops as I am sure Ethan took first place in everyone's heart. ;) (In Hawaii, the paniolo cowboys also wore palaka prints which look similar to gingham.)
I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful the Make A Wish organization is. We were blessed (and spoiled) by them a year and a half ago on our trip to Disney World.
Please pass this word along, Heather is also doing a giveaway to anyone who purchases this stamp set, you can read more details HERE on her blog (please scroll through her blog, she has consecutive announcements regarding this special release.)
Thank you all for stopping by, have a wonderful day!
*Love and Aloha*


Tammy said...

What a touching story. Thanks for sharing.

Melissa Craig said...

Oh, what a sweet card. What a great cause.

I'm Crystal said...

I have been reading several posts regarding this sweet angel...

Anjou Krelovich said...

That is adorable! I love the image and your scene is perfectly done. Love the stars in the corner!

Amy Johnson said...

What an adorable card! I love the picket fence and bright colors. Great layout and star embellies too! I just purchased this image the other day but I haven't made anything with it yet. Thanks so much for playing the DTC!

PaperCrafty said...

Very sweet card Joni! I picked my set up too as soon as I saw Lauren's post~what a great cause.

Becky said...

This is just so cute, love the scene you made for this.

Paula said...

This is a fantastic cause indeed...your card turned out beautifully! I need to get my own Weimann card did such a fantastic job on it!

I'm so glad you could join us this week at the Digital Tuesday Challenge!



Sandra said...

Hi...Gorgeous card,love the image and the scene you've created,must go check those images out :0)...thanks for joining us this week at DU2DS,
Take care
San x

Martha said...

beautiful, its really a great cause to help. I'm honored to be able to help

Emma said...

Gorgeous card, love the image and colours.
Thanks for joining us at DTC and good luck.
Emma x

Michelle said...

Hi Joni
A great card and you've picked a great image. Thanks for joining us on DU2DS this week.
x Michelle

Sandra said...

What a bright and cheerful card. Thanks you so much for 'making a scene' this week with the team on Dare U 2 Digi Stamp. Not forgetting the wonderful Charity you are supporting too.
Sandra x

Lora said...

Fab card. Thanks for joining us at the DTC.
I will be checking out Pink Cat Studio today :)
Lora x

Maria Matter said...

Joni, this is a fabulous card! And such a good cause! Well done!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Digital Tuesday Challenge!
Blessings, Maria!

Kimmi said...

Love the card, very touching story. Great Digi, and I couldnt thing of a better cause for the proceeds to go to!

Kimmi x

Heather said...

Hi Jodi,

I am so glad you helped spread the word about Make a Wish Fundraiser hosted by Pink Cat Studio in Ethan's Honor!!!!

I love your creation brilliant to use that fence punch I want that where did you get it???

I also love the textured grass you created!!! How funny the card I created and the card you created seem to resemble each other and neither of us saw the others card before we made them!!!

I am so glad you daughter is still with you!!! God Bless!!!

I am just now getting out to all the links to make sure they work and then I will post the winners in just a little while!!!



LORi said...

Adorable Joni!!