Tuesday, June 23, 2009

In Memory of Ethan

If you came here looking for artwork, please scroll down to see my post from earlier this morning.

**Edit: I have added my card to honor Ethan. I used Julee's Mojo 92 sketch. Most of the photos I had seen of Ethan showed him wearing a black cowboy hat and a white shirt, so that is how I chose to color my image. Thanks for visiting!**

When I first started blogging less than a year ago, I created this blog to share some of my scrapbooking and stamping creations. I didn't know if anyone would be interested in visiting, but I decided to blog for me and not worry about how many hits I got. During this time, I have met some amazing people through blogging, Splitcoast Stampers and other online stamping venues. My friends and family often ask me "Who is so-and-so? -- You talk as if you know her personally." It is true that most of the people who I talk about or whose blogs I may link to I have never met in person, but that is not to say that I don't consider them acquaintances or even friends.

I do not personally know the Weiman family, but I do "know" Alicia from visiting her blog and from viewing from her creations in the stamping world. During one visit, I read the story of her little boy, Ethan. I was touched by her openness to share his story. Ethan recently lost his battle with neuroblastoma cancer shortly before his 5th birthday. My heart goes out to his entire family, especially to his parents and little sister, Ava.

So why am I writing about this? Some amazing women have pulled together to help the Weiman family and to raise money for the Make-a-Wish foundation in honor of Ethan. Please visit the Pink Cat Studio blog for more information. Melissa has created some adorable digital stamps to help raise money. HERE is the direct link to purchase the stamps. The stamps were just released this past Monday {June 22} and they have already raised close to $1000. I hope to help spread the word in any way that I can.

I have just printed off a few of these images and will be posting my card soon! Thanks for stopping by and for listening!

Supplies ~
Stamps: Weiman Wranglers ~ Cowboy Ethan (Pink Cat Studio)
Cardstock: Kraft, Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink); Classic Crest Solar White (Neenah)
Patterned Paper: Red ~ 2008 Bitty Star Basics (Papertrey Ink), Stripe (DCWV Nana's Kids stack)
Ink: Antique Linen Distress (Ranger), Digi stamps printed on Epson Photo RX620 inkjet printer
Accessories: Deckled Rectangle Nestabilities and Double-ended tags (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug (Provo Craft), Markers (Copic), Twill ribbon w/ ric rac (Reasonableribbon.com), Star Brads (Bazzill), Foam Tape.