Saturday, July 2, 2011

For a BEARY good cause!

Happy Canada Day & Happy July 4th to my USA neighbors.
This weekend we are having Canada Day celebrations in our neighboring town.
 This picture is of my kiddos at the parade yesterday collecting candy (Hannah front & center in the striped hoodie, Reade to the right with the sideways hat & Merik in his blue sweater & blue crocs behind Hannah).............
Today we are going to the fair & watching the fireworks! YAY!


Now onto my card:

 


I was touched.....totally & completely touched with a challenge going on at Whimsical Wednesdays, I knew I just had to create a little something for it......more importantly for Angelo, "who is a 15 month old grandson of a fellow blogger who recently had a brain tumor removed & who is currently undergoing chemotherapy". You can read the little blurb on Margie's blog.
This touched a nerve with me as my youngest is 15 months right now & I could just cry thinking about him undergoing surgery & chemo, spending his days in the hospital.
[ below- My son, Merik. 15 months. ]



I immediately knew I wanted to use an image by the Stamp Fairy called Chubby Scarecrow & once I had the image, I remembered the little straw hat embellies I bought ages ago......I quickly sewed it in place after I had my sketch all laid out. I added some real & faux stitching and a heart doily inside & out.



This card will be on it's way to Angelo sometime next week.
I'm off to hug my loved ones........you should too!
Thanks for stopping by today.

Challenges for my card:
Stamp Fairy- teddy bears picnic
Top Tip Tuesday- letter T (Teddy Bear)
Flutterby Wednesdays- open
Stamp Something- digi day
A Spoon Full of Sugar- get well soon
Really Reasonable Ribbons- Picnic/Summer fun Theme
Bearly Mine- summertime
Whimsical Wednesdays-special get well wishes
Sweet Stamps- sketch (see below)

32 comments:

Aunty Sue said...

great pictures and card and can completely understand my little one is 29 and yes 29 not so little but would feel just the same think us mums would swop places ina instance. Hugs to you and yours

Margreet said...

what a bearly gorgeous card Cor....great photo's of your kids!
xxx Margreet

Gerda said...

Hi Hon

what a cute card. Love the cause you are supporting and the colors you used to create it.

Thanks for playing with us at Stampfairy Challenge.

Hugs, Gerda

Annette said...

Such an adorable card for a great cause. Love the little hat you've added and all the stitching. Thanks for joining in with our teddy bear picnic theme at Stampfairy. Annette xx

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Great card for a wonderful cause. The straw hat was a neat addition! Have fun watching fireworks!

Tracey Brossart said...

Great pics Cor and happy Canada Day! My boys can't wait till Monday here to watch our fireworks! And you are so very thoughtful...such a beautiful card that I'm sure will be very appreciated! :)

Big Hugz,
xx Tracey xx

Carissa said...

Beautiful card for a wonderful cause. Thanks for playing at StampFairy. Carissa :)

The Archiving Angel said...

Wow! This card is over the top terrific. What great elements. From the bear to the little straw hat & the butterflies. It has so much texture, color & dimension. Angelo is sure to interact with this one for a while. It is hard to keep your eyes off of it. Thanks for joining Whimsical Wednesday.
Crafty best wishes,
Sonia

Sandra said...

A stunning card love the bear image and the butterflies are gorgeous:) Sandra H

coops said...

stunning card cor.the image is adorable and your colours and details are gorgeous.sure to brighten up this little boys day,
great pics of your children too hun, have a fabulous weekend ;D

xx coops xx

Donna Mosley said...

Very, very, cute card Cor, love the sweet little bear and fab details. Love the photo of the kids, sounds like you all had a lovely day.

Donna x

DesignerDiva said...

Gorgeous little card Cor and what a sad story, Your little Merik is adorable I can see why it all touched a nerve, we don't realise how lucky we are till you hear something like this

Happy Canada Day albeit a bit late!

Hugs Laurie x

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Hope you and your family had a wonderful Canada Day. LOVE the card, that straw hat embellishment is perfect!! Thanks for playing at StampFairy.

Deanne :)

Cathryn said...

Your card is just wonderful. You are so sweet to make it for Angelo! He will surely love it!! Thank you for playing along with us for this very special Whimsical Wednesday Challenge! Hugs, Cathryn :)

Samantha said...

FAbby card and lovely photos, cute little had too! and love the picture of Merik! bless soooooo darn cute he is!!Thanks for playing at StampFairy this time hope you can come play again too! hugs Samantha :0)

Larissa said...

A very sweet card. I love how you coloured the image.the straw hat is the perfect embellishment. Thanks for joining us at the Stampfairy challenge this week.

Hugs,
Larissa

Tracey said...

Wonderful card Corry & I love the photos :)
Thanks for joining us at StampFairy this week.
Hugs
Tracey
x

gina g said...

What a fabulous card,love the image papers and the gorgeous butterflies. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week. luv gina xx

Chris (catt871) said...

This is adorable! I LOVE the papers and that little straw hat is the perfect embellie for the image. Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Fairy!!
Hugs,
Chris

GiGi said...

This is so cute! I love the 3D butterflies and hat. Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

Samantha said...

Just me again popping back to say thanks for playing along with us on the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this week too! hugs Samantha

Margie said...

Corry, again, I am at a loss for words....everyone's beautiful cards and thoughtful comments bring tears to my eyes each time. Your card for Angelo is more precious than I can describe! What a beautiful little boy you have! Hug him lots!!! Angelo is home from the hospital and received his first chemo treatment on Friday. I am happy to report he doesn't seem to be having any I'll effects from the treatment and gets a little bit stronger every day. Thank you so so much for making this gorgeous card for him.

martina's kaartjes said...

very pretty card ! love alle the details you've used ! great job
good luck with the challenge
greetings, martina (stampfairy dt)
x

Jacki Randolph said...

Oh my, such a fabulous card for a wonderful cause!! Love the straw hat absolutely adorable! My heart and prayers goes out to little Angelo. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sweet Stamps.

Cindy said...

AMAZING job with this beautiful card for Angelo!Super cute image and coloring,I love all the great details you did!Thanks so much for playing along at Whimsical Wednesday!:)

jessica said...

What an amazing job on your card! I love the image and your coloring as well as all the extra details! Thanks so very much for sharing and joining us this week over at Whimsical Wednesdays! I know your card will make Angelo smile :)

Judy Rozema said...

What a beautiful card this is! Thank you for joining us for "T is for..." at Top Tip Tuesday! Loved your pictures too~!

Stephanie said...

Corry your card is adorable. I love the image, your coloring, and the hearts. Angelo and his family is going to treasure this. Thank you for playing along this week at Whimsical Wednesdays.

*Star said...

Such a beautiful card for Angelo!Super cute image and coloring,I love all the great details you did! Great job on the challenge and thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday!:)

True :) said...

What an adorable card and for such a sweet purpose!

Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings challenge!
I am now one of your followers.  ;)  I would love it if you came to visit my blog and become a follower too!

Hugs,
True :D

Jeanne S said...

So sweet! Thanks so much for joining us this week Really Reasonable Ribbon Ramblings challenge!

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

This is gorgeous and so well thought out! That little bear is very cute and I love the little straw hat to go with him! I'm sure it will bring a smile to little Angelo's face! Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Wednesdays.
Amber

Also, your little Merik is adorable :)

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