This week the Crafty Catz at Graphicat Sketches have agreed with Cheri that we should all make birthday cards for a special young lady for her 8th birthday. We heard about her through a Facebook group that several of us are members of, and we all decided we should see how many of our wonderful followers would like to join in.
Here is the story that touched our hearts:
Ladies, I need your help! quick story I met a wonderful lady through FB playing a game I no longer play. A friend via a friend kinda thing. Her name is Daylyn Michael and she is a fellow military spouse. Her husband Josh survived two Iraq deployments and was medically discharged due to brain trauma from 2 IED explosions. On November 15th 2012 , in Midland Tx, in a parade to honor veterans, a Union Pacific train slammed into the float carrying the 2 of them. He did not survive, Daylen survived without a scratch because her courageous husband threw her from the float so her children would not be orphans. She has asked her friends for a small favor their daughter is turning 8 on the 20th. Her first birthday without her dad. Daylen wants to make it special and all she is asking is that we flood her daughter with cards. Would anyone be willing to send her one?
My card features Starla from Saturated Canary. I paired her with the "Eyes on the Stars" sentiment from Cheri's shop. I used my Spellbinders Stars Five to cut out the sentiment. The sketch is also of Graphicat origin (past sketch #4). Starla is colored with Copics and fussy cut. I used lots of embellishments on this one- a metal corner, a bling swirl, flowers, pleated ribbon, a glitter chipboard # 8, and a fun mustache banner! Papers are Happy Day from My Mind's Eye.
I hope that you'll take a moment of your crafting time to send Maci some happy mail for her special day! It will be a hard day for her, I imagine, but perhaps the kindness and thoughtfulness of strangers can make it just a little brighter!
Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a fabulous day!
Markers used: Copics (E11, E21, E00, E23, E31, Y11, Y32, YR00, YR02, R20, R46, R81, R85, BG10, BG72, BG75).
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