Friday, November 6, 2009

Stamp Something - Recipe Something and Spreading Love and Hope

Hey everyone! I hope you had a great week... mine has been pretty standard. I always look forward to my Wednesday's though when I have my card ladies come to visit me. I really, really enjoy these very lovely ladies and have a lot of fun. Plus, they are a captive audience and I can share all my latest creations. They are much more adoring than my other wise lovely husband.

Anyway, I digress somewhat and need to get back to the point which is Stamp Something. I'm a bit tardy, but this special event is still going on right now.

This is the caption from the special Stamp Something blog:

New Hampshire is a small state filled with even smaller towns. It's the kind of place where you know everyone, leave your keys in the ignition when you run in the post office and don't worry about walking home from a neighbor's house at night. I live in the same town I grew up in by choice, not by necessity and love that my 6th grade music teacher is my daughter's principal, that my cheer leading coach is her guidance counselor and that soon she'll get the chance to beat my classmate's long standing high jump record on field day.

Mont Vernon is an even smaller town than mine about 40 minutes away. It is home to a long time friend and her family as well as their neighbor, 11 year old Jaimie Cates. On the night of October 4th Jaimie and her mom and my friend and her family went to bed with no way of knowing what events were about to transpire to change their lives.

Four local teenagers armed with knives, broke into their home and brutally murdered Kim Cates and seriously injured 11 year old Jaimie. They chose the home for no other reason than its location and for no other purpose than to bring harm to the occupants. It was a senseless, random crime that shook the small town and much of the state.

After receiving a grief filled email from my friend asking for help for the family, I knew I needed to help however I could. I asked my fellow stamper, New Hampshire gal, and long time friend Denise Lynn for ideas. Together, and with the artistic talents of Ann Vento, we came up with the idea of an international blog hop and this blog to raise awareness of the crime. We are hoping to shower Jaimie with wishes of love and hope from around the world to help her recover some of what was lost.

Click --> HERE <-- to get all the details of how you can participate and maybe win a prize or two. It is incredibly sad that events like this happen in our world and touch people we know. Absolutely senseless.

On another note, even amidst all these terrible tragedies that occur all around us (this is why I'd much rather watch Spongebob with the kids sometimes) life does go on. Today is Friday and it is time for another Stamp Something Challenge. Its a recipe challenge and this week is being sponsored by Mo's Digital Pencil. She has some really cool designs. I opted for a boy image which I tend to do with an all boy household. This little guy turned out super cute.

I printed, colored with Copics and did my best with the recipe. I do have to admit it was a bit harder with this image versus getting a girly image. I hope you are willing to see my staples as my 3 embellies.

So the recipe is: 1 ribbon, 2 papers, 3 embellies. Did I make it??

I kept the card pretty simple... Papertrey ink designer paper (black) , misc ribbon, CTMH red polka dot paper and of course staples from my local Office Max or Office Depot (lol).

Thanks for coming by to visit and have a great day! Make sure to head back on over to Stamp Something and check out the other ladies' lovely work.


~Denise Lynn~ said...

Great card Katie and such a fun image! Love your layout and papers!

Tricia said...

That's a great boy card, Katie! I love the look of the staples, too!!

Candy F. said...

Great "guy" card! The skateboarder is so cute.

Anonymous said...

Hi Katie!! What an adorable card!! LOVE your coloring and those staples are a fun touch!! Great boy card!! HUGS

Erin... said...

This is great katie! I think staples are embellies!!!! Thanks for spreading the word about Jaimie too!

Dawn B. said...

Katie this is terrific. That is the perfect image.. I love this one from Mo.. Super staples.. I never use those but they are perfect for this card... TFS

Shelly said...

Fabby card Katie! Great idea with the staples!
ps: love the Halloween photos below!

Laurie tx stamper said...

I was so saddened to read the story of her too, what an adorable card and I'm sure she'll love it!

Lisa H. said...

this is wonderful! love that you chose this skater dude! he looks great.

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