Wednesday, November 11, 2009

An Angel for a Special Cause

By now I am sure that many of you in the stamping community have heard of the tragic loss that a fellow stamper has suffered recently. Sarah Anderson's 3 year old son, Henry,  passed away from a virus on November 2. It has been devastating for the family. In an effort to help raise money for a memorial tree at the local Zoo in Henry's honor (he loved the zoo),  Paper Makeup Stamps has designed a special stamp as a tribute to Henry.

Just Us Girls is conducting a special challenge to all of you out there who want to help this cause. Please purchase the Henry the Snow Angel Fairy digital stamp (it's only $3.00), then make a card with it and post it to the Mr. Linky on the "Just Us Girls" blog (be sure you are on the right Mr. Linky since we have one on each challenge.) We will randomly choose one participant from our Mr. Linky to receive a $15 gift certificate to Paper Makeup Stamps when the week is over. You have one week to do this special challenge. The "Henry Challenge" will be running concurrently with our regular challenge for part of the week since we will have a brand new Just Us Girls technique challenge on Saturday hosted this week by Tracey.

Here is my card made with this digi stamp:

I worked with Gina K's Cranberry Tart and PTI's Kraft and Spring Rain papers. I had printed off Henry onto my GKD Pure Luxury CS then set out to color him with copics. Finally, I added some 3D snow effects with my new Glistening Snow Writer pen (JoAnn's) and a light dusting of glitter. The sentiment is from Papertrey's Snowfall Additions set.

If you want to help further, you might also pop over to Pink Cat Studio website. Sarah is a Design Team member for them. Pink Cat Studio has also created a digital stamp set to help raise money for Henry's family. You can find out more about it here.

Thank you all for supporting this worthy cause. My heartfelt prayers go out to the Anderson family.


Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a BEAUTIFUL card Pam! I love the 3-D shimmery, sparkly snow! Great card of inspiration! :)

Melissa said...

Wow, you did an amazing job with Henry! I love how you did the snow; it pops off the paper! Just perfect!

Andrea M said...

Wow Pam! Love your challenge card!!! That image is so perfect paired with that sentiment - I remember being young and playing in the snow. You really did have numbing fingers and toes but didn't realize how numb until you had to go inside! Fabulous job! Thanks for the inspiration.

Kristin Bueter said...

I LOVE How you colored Henry, Pam! Especially his soon as I saw your card, I thought, DUH, isn't that the hat design that everyone used to wear when I was a kid? Why didn't I think of coloring it that way?! Just gorgeous coloring, and I LOVE your's perfect! I agree with Andrea also, great sentiment to pair with your image.

Such a sad occasion, but I hope we can ease at least some of the Anderson family's costs during this very difficult time.

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