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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A Birthday Wish Gone Viral


Hello!  I'm sure by now most of you have heard about 5 year old Danny Nickerson.  Battling for his life against the inoperable and chemo resistant brain tumor he was diagnosed with last year, Danny's 6th birthday on Friday is a really big deal.  All he asked for were cards.  And cards he shall get!  His story has gone viral and the response has been amazing and heartwarming to see- thousands of cards as well as packages and online wishes for a little boy who is bravely facing the unthinkable.  Stories like this one really strike a cord with me now that I'm a mom.  I can't begin to image what Danny and his family are going through, but I can help his birthday wish come true.  I used my custom Saturated Canary image, based on my son Kayne, to create a card for Danny.  The image is called Gamer.  (Here I have fussy cut him to lose the light saber poster.)

The image is colored with Copics and popped up on foam squares.  I used the sketch at Cardz 4 Guyz (#28) as my layout.  Papers are DCWV - the dots, stripes, & plaids stack.  I loved the bright primary colors!  It speaks to me of youth and happiness.  The circle dies are both from Spellbinders - Classic Circles and Beaded Circles Nestabilities.  I added some yellow brads and a glitter chipboard number as finishing touches.



When we dropped the card at the post office this morning I was chatting with the clerk about Danny.  I hear Kayne say "I'm sorry, Momma" from behind me.  I turn, expecting to see some sign of wrong doing, mischief, or trouble, but he is just standing there.  Puzzled, I say "About what, buddy?"  And he responds "That I didn't color a picture for that little boy too!"  He melts my heart and makes me proud, this one!  I reassured him that I signed his name to the card too and that Danny would know he was sending him birthday wishes.

I love my custom image so much that I actually used it twice this week and have another card to share with you tomorrow!

If you'd like to send Danny a card you can do so at the address below:
Danny Nickerson
PO Box 212
Foxboro, MA 02035

Markers used: Copics (E00, E04, E11, E21, E23, E31, E39, N0, N2, N4, Y32, R20, R24, R27, R29, YG11, YG13, B00, B02, B04, B32, B34, B37).

Challenges:
- Fan-Tastic Tuesday: #45-Anything Goes
- Party Time Tuesdays: #182-Anything Goes
- Through The Craft Room Door: Anything Goes
- Bearly Mine Challenges: Let's Go Digital
- Card and Scrap: #79-Bright Colors
- Crafts Galore Encore Challenge: Use A Digi Or A Rubber Stamp
- My Craft Spot: #145-Just For Little Boys 

{hugs}
Regan

9 comments:

Julie Beech said...

I hadn't heard about little Danny but it is so sad to hear one so young is so ill, I'm sure the cards will cheer him.
Love the DPs you chose, so bright and jolly and a fab image in the center.
Thanks for sharing the story about Danny and your card with us at Cardz4Guyz. :)

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

This is so bright and fun! Your bold colour choice is just perfect for a card for a little boy! Great job!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

Kate
Small Bits of Paper

Cazro said...

Thanks for sharing this special card for a special little boy, with us at Crdz f4 Guyz. I love your bright cheerful colour choice of the backing papers and a super main image. Our heartfelt prayers go to Danny.

bestevenn said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.

Gitte said...

What a great card.
Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap.
DT-Gitte.

ahlers5 said...

He will love this...so bright and cheerful! Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Helen said...

I'm sure your card will be much appreciated. A great take on our sketch and wonderful bright colours.

Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Helen x

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card, such lovely bright colours.
Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs this month.
Pauline
x

Gemma said...

Lovely bright boys card
Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Use a stamp or digi on your project challenge #7
Good luck
Gemma xx