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Monday, April 15, 2013

A Special Graphicat Sketches Challenge

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? 

This fortnight the challenge is ANYTHING GOES, as long as it's a card for Maci, a birthday card preferably. Graphicat Designs has created some sentiments just for this occasion, and if you would like to use any of them, they are free for the taking HERE.  However, we ask that if you take a sentiment, please use it on a card for Maci. You don't have to use a Graphicat image or sketch for this special challenge, but we'd love it if you do.  After you upload your card to the challenge blog and email one of the design team members (I have a Contact Me tab at the top of my blog with my info) for the address to send your card to Maci, you will be entered to win a $15 GC to Graphicat Designs.

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).

- Saturated Canary Challenges: #41-Anything Goes
- Come and Get It Challenges: Kids Birthday Cards 
- Dream Valley Challenges: #54-Happy Birthday 
- The Craft Place: For A Child



Jovan said...

Beautiful card...I love all the details!

Nathalie said...

So gorgeous card. I love papers and combo. Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley challenge.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card! Perfect for a sweet little girl. Such a sad story and I think it's amazing what you ladies are doing. :D

Jasmine said...

Another awesome one! Love all the fun embellies and papers. Great sentiment and image, and what a great cause. Superb job!

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Great image, fabulous coloring and a well put together card. Thanks for joining us this week at Come and Get It. Good Luck

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...

I was in awe when I saw your picture on the challenge blog. The details are just wowsers!!! I like it A LOT :)

So sad tho hear about your friend and I hope the little girl gets rained with happy mail. Best of luck sweetie :)

It was a delight to stop by here.

Thank you for joining us over Saturated Canary challenge blog and GOOD LUCK :)


Dorothy S said...

Great card, and thanks for bringing this to our attention. I hope others will be joining - my card will go out when I have the address. Thanks again.

Star said...

Regan, this is so beautiful! After your comment on my blog I realized it was YOUR card (not Tracy's) that inspired me to buy the image! I'm so sorry, I got the facebook posts mixed up. I've now updated my blog post to give credit where credit is due. =D Still LOVING this gorgeous card, and I'm hoping to have time to make a card for Maci.

mixamatoasties said...

I love this, it's a great card.

Thanks for sharing at That Craft Place this time.