I came across a request for handmade cards to be sent to a special girl who is hurting right now because of a family tragedy. This is the card I sent to her.
Here is a summary.... "On October 4th, 4 teenagers armed with knives broke into a home in a small town in New Hampshire. Alone and sleeping inside were a mother and her 11 year old daughter. These 4 boys broke into this home with the intent to rob and kill anyone inside. They stabbed the mom, Kimberly Cates, to death and left her daughter, Jaimie, for dead in their driveway. It was a completely random act, their home was chosen only due to its secluded surroundings." Our hope is that everyone hopping around today will stop for a moment and think about Jaimie and her father and what life must be like for them now. One moment in time has changed their lives forever. We are asking that everyone reading this message please take a moment to make a card and send it off to Jaimie. You can make something very simple or much more involved, but please share some words of hope and love and let her know that people do care and want the best for her. Please send your card to the address below: Jaimie Cates c/o Mont Vernon Fire Station Main Street Mont Vernon, NH 03057 Please visit "Stamp Something...for Jaimie: Spreading Love and Hope" site to read more about Jaimie and join the special Card Drive Challenge. There are many generous sponsors who have kindly offered up some prizes to anyone who makes a card, posts it on their blogs, and lets us know they mailed it out.
My blog is not really ready for business yet so please be understanding if this post doesn't look too professional yet. But I wanted to participate because it makes me proud to be part of a community that will try to help someone in need of our love and a thoughtful card in the mail. I always say: I've never met a stamper I didn't like and this is proof!
The card was made with a brass stencil and white stencil paste mixed with violet pearlex and sprinkled with violet glitter before it dried. Saying cut with nestabilities and just add a ribbon.
Just have to share one more thing: got a wonderful surprise in the mail yesterday- a preview issue of the newest Scrap and Stamp Arts (Jan 2010) because they published another article of mine! Pages 40-41. So cool!