Monday, November 2, 2009

SPECIAL CARD - FOR A LITTLE GIRL (JAIMIE)


Thank you for joining us today in this special blog hop. This hop started at Katharina's and you should have arrived here from Shannon's . After you leave my blog you should continue to Linda's

Reading the story of Jaimie reminded me of what happened to my neighbors last year. They are in their 80's. They hired workers to do a few repairs on their house. The next week, one of these workers broke into their house. He was able to enter the house by reaching through a dog door and unlocking the door. He stabbed both of them. The woman was able to run outside and scream so the intruder fled. Her husband, however, was stabbed so many times he was not expected to live. He lived, but still suffers mentally and physically from this attack. We live in a v very nice neighborhood where there has not been any crime, but this random act changed their lives and many others in the neighborhood. I cannot even imagine what Jaimie and her Dad must be going through.

"On October 4th, four teenagers armed with knives broke into a home in a small town in New Hampshire. Alone and sleeping inside were a mother and her 11 year old daughter. These four boys broke into this home with the intent to rob and kill anyone inside. They stabbed the mom, Kimberly Cates, to death and left her daughter, Jaimie, for dead in their driveway. It was a completely random act, their home was chosen only due to its secluded surroundings." Our hope is that everyone hopping around today will stop for a moment and think about Jaimie and her father and what life must be like for them now. One moment in time has changed their lives forever. We are asking that everyone reading this message please take a moment to make a card and send it off to Jaimie. You can make something very simple or much more involved, but please share some words of hope and love and let her know that people do care and want the best for her.

Please send your card to the address below:
Jaimie Cates
c/o Mont Vernon Fire Station
Main Street
Mont Vernon, NH 03057

You can go here for more information.



I have been wanting to make a circle card. Well, here is the final result. Jaimie likes snowboarding and I had a Penguin set from CTMH and thought this little guy would cheer her up. The image is heat embossed, colored with copics and a little stickles added to his hat. The feet and snowboard are glossed with SU Crystal Effects. The snow was made by running the mirror cardstock through my Cuttlebug swirls folder. I added a little SU Dazzlin Diamond glitter to make the snow glisten. The card is finished off with snowflakes and I added red rhinestones. The red background paper also has a mirrow finish so it was a little difficult to get the true effect of this card because of the reflection.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Stamp With Us - Christmas
Stamp With Fun - Scene
Creative Card Crew - Snowflakes
Paper Blooms - Circle Card
Simon Says - All That Sparkles
Creative Inspirations Wednesday - Red and Black


The inside has the same white mirror finish cardstock on the top that I used on the front of the card.

Thank you for stopping by and if you have time, please send Jaimie a card. I am sure she and her Dad would enjoy looking at them to help them through this time.

55 comments:

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Hi Diane!! This is so adorable!! I love penguins and the shiny cardstock with the circle shape is wonderful!! I'm sure Jaimie will love all of this!! Thanks for your support!! HUGS

Beautiful Greetings said...

Wonderful card Dianne! I absolutely love the cardstock you used. I am sure she is going to love this.

Danielle said...

Nice card! Love that it's a different shape..

Crystal said...

Super cute and so much fun Dianne, what a great card!!! Fabulous design!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Such a cool card! Love all the sparkle and that fun image. Thanks so much for joining in our hop today! :)

Jenny said...

I love your card! What a cool dude that penguin is!!

resmith said...

What a great card!!

stampinsilvia said...

Love your card! Such a dun winter creation!

Donna said...

What a cool dude! Fabulous card. Thanks for joining in the CCC Challenge. Donna x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh my gosh this is FANTASTIC!! I'm sure Jaimie is just going to LOVE this creation! How clever!! Thanks for helping to spread the love!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is such a cool card, Dianne. And I think it was so great that you actually had a stamp to make a snowboarding card! I'm sure Jaimie will love it, that it will bring a smile to her face and lift her heart!

Crafty Num Nums said...

What a cute and fun card!!!

kim.mom said...

Awesome card!

beadz said...

Cute card!

Rose said...

How cute!! love the penguin snowboarding :0) thanks for joining us on paper blooms :0)

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card :-) I am sure Jaimie will just love this :-)
Luv
Lols x x

Mimiko said...

So great card :)

Yanitza Ramos said...

This card totally "rocks"...LOL! I'm sure Jaimie is going to love it! Thanks for joining us @ Stamping With Fun!

Sue said...

aww great card Jamie will luv it, great image luv the shape, sue.x

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

Oooh! Fantastic! I love this card...so cool! I'm sure Jaimie will love it too! Glad to see it on the hop!

Janna :)

Nette said...

very nice card.
Thanks for joying us at SwF.

Nette

Carol said...

very nice, she will love it!
Carol<><

Shelly said...

A truly awesome and gorgeous card!!!

Mary said...

This is such a cute card!

hugs
Mary

Chris (catt871) said...

What a cute little card!!! I LOVE the circle & I love that image!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Challenge this week!
Chris & the DT

Lynne said...

what a very creative and nice card

Golden said...

Such a pretty card. Thanks for allowing us to hop along for Jaimie. I posted on my blog and will be making another card or two.

Suzanne said...

Lovely card, I will be making a card for Jamie tonight
Hugs
Suzanne x

Barbara said...

A beautiful card, so much detail and fabulous colouring.
Barbara
xx

Aunty Sue said...

stunning card and i am sure it will be treasure thanks for joining us at creative inspirations. xx

Joy said...

Love it, love it, love it....that little penguin is a real cutie. Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week.

Joy xx

Splendid Little Stars said...

very cute and fun!

my5bratz said...

she'll love it, posted my card to her today :0)

Stitchinwitch said...

Great image and such a sparkly fun card

Nilla said...

She will love it, such a fun card! Thanks for joining us at SWF! Hugs Nilla

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Dianne, what a funky card. I love the cute penguin and the colour scheme is fab. Thanks for joining us at stamp with fun this week. Hugs, Denise x

tanjaak said...

Your card´s totally original, like it a lot. Thanks for joining the Stamp with Fun challenge, hope to see you in the next one aswell.

hugs, Tanja

Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous card! Love the landscape you have created :)

Hugs
Maarit

joey said...

Hi Dianne,

your card is fabulous, the shape is so pretty.

So sorry to read of the similiar situation with your neighbours, how do people ever rebuild after such tragedy. My heart goes out to them.

Joey.xxx

Tammy Miller said...

great card, wonderful cause!

Erin... said...

Fabulous circle card!!! Love all the shimmer and of course that fabulous penguin!! Thanks for being part of the hop! hugs, erin

Susa said...

What a beautiful card!!

I'll make mine to her tonight.

Hugs, Susa

Carolyn said...

All of your cards are beautiful! This card for Jaimie is really sweet and special. It is sure to put a smile on her face. So thoughtful of you to be a part of the effort to help her. I will be sending her a card too.

Carolyn

Annette said...

Beautiful card, just love the penguin, sure to put a smile on Jaimies face, take careX:)

Avril Ann said...

OMG Diane I am sure getting Chills reading around these blogs, these things you think just happen on TV shows, Jaimie is going to love this card, just perfect for her. Hugs Avril xxx

Sara said...

This is a great fun card and I love the Dazzling Diamonds snow for your snowboarder. Jaimie will love this for sure.

Thanks for playing along.

Sara xx
Stamp With Us Design Team

Anne H. said...

WOW - your card for Jaimie is gorgeous!
Lovely colors and I love the shape!
Take care xx
Anne -:)

Moshie said...

Great card for Jaimie! Love the idea of the circle.

Sharon said...

What a cool image...I love your snow!

Shana said...

Gorgeous card! Your attention to detail is amazing.

KarenB said...

That is a very COOL card! She'll love it.

angel4031 said...

Gorgeous card thanks for joining in at Crreative Inspirations this week! Im sure Jamie will LOVE it!! x

Anne said...

Whata fun card for Jaimie, great image :). I made a card for Jaimie too

Basement Stamper said...

Great circle card, love the shimmer of it!

Mrs Wonka said...

What a great card, I bet Jaimie will love it!

Thank you so much for joining in with the Stamp With Us challenge, don't forget to pop back on Sunday to see if you are this weeks "Top Spot"!

XXX