Couple of cards today! The first one is going out to a very special boy named Colin in Michigan. Have you heard the story? I saw it on the news a few days ago. Colin is turning 11 in March. When his Mom asked him if he would like a party, he told her there was no point, because he didn't have any friends. It just broke my heart. Ugh, nothing gets me more that a child suffering - whether it be from in illness, from bullying, from loneliness. His Mom set up a Facebook page in order for friends and family to send him positive, encouraging birthday wishes, which she thought would be better than a party. To her surprise, it went "viral", FAR beyond family and friends. The number of "likes" exploded and is now over two million!! But, I don't Facebook. I know, I'm pretty sure I'm the only person in the entire world who doesn't! So I couldn't "like" the special page I felt sad that I couldn't do my part. Then, I was visiting over at Ellen Hutson's "The Classroom" to check out one of my favourite features, Hello Monday, by Julie Ebersole. This week, Julie featured a card that she made for Colin!! I had no idea that the family was also accepting cards! Well, of course, I got straight to work!
Here's what I came up with:
Very simple and hopefully masculine enough for an 11 year old boy! I also used a sentiment on the inside from PS Slang Gang that says "have the best day evah". Well, actually, I had to add the "have" but that was easy enough to do with another stamp and a little masking.
If you have time, why not make a card and send it to Colin too, and let him know he's got friends!
His address is:
PO Box 756 Richland, MI 49083-0756
And here's my second card:
Like so many of you, I'm trying to use up what I have! I just kind of went for a more scrappy look but I'm not sure if there's too much going on here or not! It's out of my comfort zone a bit, but I think it's always good to stretch yourself once in a while and try something a little different.
Both cards are all PS, off to the Anything Goes challenge they go!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and please consider sending a card to Colin!