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