Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Alzheimer's giveaway and my card

Happy Tuesday!!!

I am sure most of you have heard about the heart to heart giveaway. Cammie from "My Blog" has one great blog candy. Not only is it worth over $1000 worth of stamping products and goodies made by some of the best stampers out there, but it also helps some great people.

Check out her blog on the link above and see how you can enter. I did. And here is the card that I decided to make for it.

I call it the tree of life. I made it pretty small. It is a 4X4 card. I also used Lauren's Saturday Sketch here.
The card base is a 4X8 piece of cardstock with a 3/4" piece of sweet blush scallop, a 3X3 piece of crafter's select from PTI, the PP is from Joann's and the blue was cut out with my nestabilities using Leavin' Prints paper. I used PTI's "Father knows best" stamp set. All of the paper was sponged on the edges with SU! mellow moss ink. The tree was stamped on the blue paper using Palette brown and the leaves were stamped with spring moss and I used some yellow cat's eye chalk ink to make it look like the leaves were changing colors.
What you can't see is on the inside. I took the striped PP and pasted a strip on the side and stamped "thank you" in Palette brown.
Oh yeah, the brads were from Target's $1 section and the ribbon is from Michael's.
I am so happy with how this turned out. So cool. I am looking forward to mailing this to a great place. Cammie gave an address to send your cards to the caregivers at the place her grandmother was taken care of.
I want to say that this is near and dear to my heart. My Father-in-Law was diagnosed with Alzheimer's about 7 years ago (around the time that I met him) and lost his battle this passed March. It was very hard hearing the things my Mother-in-law and Sister-in-law had to deal with taking care of him. What was really hard was seeing how my husband dealt with his health issues and ultimately his death. My heart just sank when we got the phone call that things weren't looking good for him. I hope that everyone out there decides to do something for the great people that take care of our loved ones. The address for the caregivers of Cammie's late grandmother are on her website.
Also I wanted to mention that Cammie designed a stamp set for Gina K. Designs and has decided to donate ALL of her proceeds from the sells of the set to Alzheimer's research.
If nothing else who can resist the great prizes that are going to be given away. Let us all remember those we love always.
Have a great Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!!!


Lauren (mytime) said...

Oh LOVE this! You should be proud! I adore the piercing along the top portion of the tree too. What a perfect card for the cause! YOU ROCK!

Anonymous said...

This is a great card. Nicely done and said. I also had a sister-in-law lose her battle with alzheimers several years ago at a very young age.

Carolyn King said...

Gorgeous card....great layout but I love how you used it..that tree looks great and I love those brads.

Thanks so much for playing..and i am sorry to hear about your fil.