Today I want to tell you all about a very worthy cause I found out about a little while ago and hopefully some or all of my craft buddies out there will want to contribute.
I came across this through a blog I subscribe to called Free Digital Stamps.
One of the designer blogs that they regularly feature is Dustin Pike's Blog.
Dustin also has a store web site here.
Anyway...he recently posted about a young boy named Dylan who has an inoperable brain tumor and he is collecting hand-made cards for this precious boy and has sent out a call for cards.
He is also offering a free digi of his if you'd like to use it in the card you make and a free exclusive set of his digi's if you make and send a card.
You can go to this link to find out more.
You can also visit Dylan's site to learn more about his brave journey.
Dustin is accepting the cards until the end of the Month and will be hand carrying them to Dylan.
I am working on my card right now and will update this post when I have finished it.
In the meantime, here is the card/coloring page that my 3 year old Granddaughter B made for Dylan...using one of Dustin's Digi's:
Thanks to Dustin for bringing this to our attention, this little boy deserves all the love and support in the world!
Update: 05/25/11 - I have finished my card for Dylan and mailed it out yesterday along with B's cute coloring page.
Here is the card I made:
I picked a basketball themed card that featured the Utah Jazz logo, as this is Dylan's favorite sport and team.
I found the Jazz logo by doing a Google Image Search and printed it out in color on some white card stock.
I cut out the logo and then outlined it in Patina Stickles.
The cute bug is a digi stamp from Dustin Pike.
I colored in the digi with Copic Markers and carefully cut it out with my Cutter Bee Scissors and another pair of small scissors.
I stamped "My Hero" on the banner card the bug is holding, using a stamp set from Pink By Design called "Our Troops".
I trimmed the middle section of the card with some bright orange ribbon to match the patterned paper and to go along with the Jazz Logo.
The small oval embelli on the left of the bug was made from a previous cricut cutout that I had leftover from another project.
I lined the oval in Orange Peel Stickles and wrote Dylan's name in the center with two stamped hearts.
I added a bit of Glossy Accents to make the name & hearts stand-out.
I stamped a sentiment on the inside using a Studio G i-Cling stamp and left plenty of room to write a personal note to Dylan.
I am showing the back of the card only because it is the first time I am using my new personalized stamp from PSA Essentials. I just love it!
Here is a picture of the items I used in making this card:
Pre-Made Blank White Card, K&Company
Memories Forever patterned paper (Basketball)
Paper Reflections, One Pound Scrap Pack (Various Pieces)
Digi Image/Stamp by Dustin Pike
Copic Sketch Marker, R29 Lipstick Red
Copic Sketch Marker, W5 Warm Gray
Copic Sketch Marker, YG07 Acid Green
Copic Sketch Marker, B39 Prussian Blue
Copic Sketch Marker, B34 Manganese Blue
Copic Sketch Marker, YG03 Yellow Green
Studio G, i-Cling "Thinking of You" stamp, #V54911
Inkadinkado, Dye Ink, Ink Pad, Black
Red Ink Pad, Small Square (Unknown Brand)
Woven Edge Ribbon, 3/8", Bright Neon Orange
Ranger Stickles, Orange Peel
Ranger Stickles, Patina
American Crafts, Slick Writer, Medium Point, Black
Ranger Inkssentials, Glossy Accents
Zig 2 Way Glue, Jumbo Tip
Glue Dots, Glue Lines, 1"
Therm O Web Zots, Clear Adhesive Dots, 3-D, 1/2"
Scotch ATG Tape Gun
Cutter Bee Scissors
Small Scissors, (Unknown Brand), 3-1/2"
(Please ignore the embossing powder, brush and tray in the picture...I had previously made an embellishment and embossed it, but did not like the way it turned out and didn't use it in the card. However, when gathering the items for the picture, I forgot to put these items away and they ended up in the photo...sorry about that!)
I hope Dylan will like my card and I hope you all liked it as well.
Please say a prayer for Dylan and his family or send good thoughts his way!