Thursday, October 1, 2009

Let Your Light Shine

Good morning! I can't believe how quickly this week is flying by (or year for that matter). Since it is October now, I consider it officially the holiday season! After all, once Halloween comes around, Thanksgiving, Christmas and the new year just seem to be right around the corner.

A few days ago, I was browsing Ali Edwards' blog as I do on a regular basis.  I came across her post about Cole and was intrigued to go over to read about him here. Stories like this always touch my heart especially because I am the mother of a special needs child. My Sabrina does not have autism like Cole does, but she has had her own journey that has made life challenging at times. Yet when I read stories like Cole's, I realize that we are actually one of the lucky ones. Cole's mom, Mikki, has created an incredible digital scrapbooking kit available for a donation to her Walk for Autism effort. And believe me when I say that it is incredible! It took the better part of the morning for me to download it.

I used Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch #37 and a few of the digi papers from Cole's kit. I just printed each onto Epson matte presentation paper. The stars were punched from one of the printed patterned papers. The sentiment is from Verve's, Starstruck, stamp set.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies ~
Stamps: Starstruck (Verve)
Cardstock: Classic Crest Solar White (Neenah), Orange Zest (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Cole's Kit Walk for Autism digi kit
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Square and Scalloped Square Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Dotted Wave border punch (EK Success), Star punch (Fiskars), Gold embossing powder, Ribbon, Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.