Monday, November 2, 2009

Spreading a little love with a blog hop!



A little while ago I was incredibly saddened by a story that I had heard on the news about a vicious attack on a family leaving a mother dead and her 11 year old daughter struggling for life. I then recently came across a thread in the SCS forums looking for volunteers to spread a little love and hope to the little girl - Jaimie Cates while she is both recovering from her physical wounds in the hospital and grieving for her mother. You see, a small group of wonderful ladies organized a blog hop in order to raise awareness of violence and to hopefully flood Jaimie with cards of prayers and well wishes for her recovery and the challenges that she still faces. Here is the story behind today's post:

On October 4th, 4 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 4 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:




To find our more about how you can help and links to the newscasts, please visit the Stamp Something for Jaimie blog. There will be prizes but most of all...appreciation for anyone who can help to brighten a little girl's day...even for just a second :o)

Let the blog hop begin! If you arrived here from Deena's Blog then you are in the right place! If not, please start hopping from the beginning at Katherina's Blog.




This is my card for Jaimie. I wanted a whimsical image with a simple little "thinking of you" sentiment and I chose to used a Penny Black image mostly because they always make me smile and hopefully this card will put a smile on Jaimie's face.

I used this week's CPS card sketch to jump start the direction that this card would take. The goose has been water coloured with tombow markers, cut out and paper toled, and most of the designer papers have been run through my 'bug. I ended up going with some spring colours because they are cheery and they fit right in with my image ;o)




We would love for you all to join the rest of us blog hoppers by making a card to send to Jaimie Cates! Don't forget that your card can be as simple or as detailed as you like because every good thought is appreciated and will show Jaimie that she has alot of support from people that care all around the world :o)

Now get your pogo sticks ready and hop on over to Tanjii's Blog and don't forget to have fun along the way! Thanks for joining me here and we will see you at the finish line ;)


Card Recipe:

Stamps: Penny Black, Clear Dollar Stamps - Moosing You
Paper: Gina K, Olive, Water Colour, My Mind's Eye DP, Basic Grey DP, K&Co Dp
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Pink, Olive, Mustard
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug and Embossing Folders, Nestabilities, Sponges, Clear Embossing Powder, Aqua Painter, Tombow Markers, Pop Dots, Ribbon, Eyelets, WW Punch, Designer Punch, Piercing Tool


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91 comments:

Cindy said...

Beautiful, Kim! Certain to make her smile.

Jaime said...

Thanks for spreading the love! Wonderful card!

Bonibleaux Designs said...

Adorable card! I love all your little details.

Terry Oulboub said...

Your card is so pretty - I love those sunny colors. Being a part of the blog hop, I wanted to hop around and see all the cards the participants made too. Jaimie is really going to be touched!!

Nina said...

love your card, especially the ribbon detail! What a wonderful cause for a hop!

Nina
http://www.theresmagicintheair.blogspot.com/

Jenny said...

A gorgeous card Kim.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Such an adorable card!! I really LOVE the popped up details and your layout is awesome!! A wonderful card for Jaimie!! Thanks for your support! HUGS

acreativeneed said...

Perfect choice of colors, papers and adorable image for your card to Jaimie!! It is just wonderful!!
smiles,
Deena

Susan said...

What a wonderful card! I will get mine made tonight.

Danielle said...

Beautiful card... Love the colors you chose to use on it.

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Beautiful card Kim! It's sure to make Jaimie smile. Thank you for helping with the hop today! :)

Beautiful Greetings said...

Kim this is just gorgeous! I am sure she is going to love this card.

Crafty Num Nums said...

Very cute card!!! It is amazing to see everyone come together for this cause :)

paola said...

Lovely card i am sure it will cheer her up, will be making one to go in the post this week
smiles
Paola

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

A gorgeous card...I hope these help to bring a huge smile to Jaimie's face xx

Lorraine A said...

aww so cute :-) Jaimie will love this am sure :-)

Lov
Lols x x

Micki said...

Oh what a beautiful card with such detail. Wonderful, she's going to love it!

Dianne said...

Awe, this is so cute! Absolutely beautiful! Jaimie will love it.

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

This is awesome! Thanks for being a part of the hop! Glad to join you!

Janna :)

JulyeB said...

I'm sure your card will make Jamie smile Julye

mimibricole said...

this card is really beautiful!
let's spread a lot of love to Jamie!

Penny D. said...

Toooo cute!!!! I've made a card as well!

Crazy Creations said...

Great card she will love it .God bless Sarah

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is so adorable Kim!! I'm sure Jaimie is going to smile when she sees this duck! Tooo cute!!

Tanya Rudd said...

So cheery, I hope it picks her up.
Hugs
Tanya

Erin... said...

Kim this is adorable and cheery! thank you for your help with the hop. hugs, erin

Tracey said...

This is fantastic Kim! Love it!

Jo said...

This card is gorgeous, my favourite so far. Jo x

kim.mom said...

This card is adorable! I'm sure it will help brighten her day.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

That little duck is adorable and sure to brng a smile to Jaimie's face! Beautiful work, Kim!

beadz said...

Great card! I love how cheerful it is!
hugs,
Gini

Megan said...

That duck is DARLING!!

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Sweet card Kim, sure hope that PB stamp will bring her smile back, certainly not from your lack of trying!! I too am sending a card along to Jaimie. Thanks, Jane

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Kim - what a gorgeous card for Jamie, I love that adorable PB duck - I am so thrilled to part of this amazing expression of love for Jaimie with stampers like yourself! Thank you for 'Spreading the Love!' God bless you!

Basement Stamper said...

Wow! Love this card, love the layout. Jaimie will adore it, I'm sure!

Mary said...

Beautiful card! I have made Jaimie a card and will be sending it out tomorrow.

hugs
Mary

Shelly said...

I love your card, Kim. It made me smile as soon as I saw it. I'll be sending a card and passing the word to my friends.

Karen said...

what a fun card!! love the dimension!

Arty Cards n Crafts said...

Gorgeous detailing on your card for Jaimie! The stitches and colors, and everything about it is wonderful! My card is in the mail to her, and a pic is on my blog HERE

Emily said...

OMG Kim! This is way too cute! Love everything about it, the plaid paper, you're great coloring job, the stiching and the popping on dimensionals.

Sunshine said...

Love, love, love this card! Great details and nice and bright. jaime is sure to love it.

Free Games said...

Wow nice games thanks a lot
Really good job
Regards,

Sharon said...

Awesome card - I love your attention to detail. Just beautiful.

Mimiko said...

So beautiful card :)
I'm sending mine today.

Shana said...

Beautiful card for a beautiful reason! TFS!

Aurora Scraps & More said...

Your card is adorable! I hope I can get started on mine this evening. I hope Jamie receives HUNDREDS of cards!

postal orphan said...

Fabulous card - the layering is just awesome!

Splendid Little Stars said...

What a fun card! I love the thoughtfulness you share.
I wrote about the card raising project for Jaimie on my blog. I so like the way you stated the appeal for cards, that I included it in my post.

Happycrafter said...

what an adorable card! I like how you tied the ribbon and the colours are so pretty :-)

Carol said...

beautiful card, she will love it!
Carol<><

Stitchinwitch said...

I love your card, it's so bright and fun

Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

a fantastic card

Suzanne said...

I think this a fantastic cause and I will be making a card for Jamie tomorrow and sending all my love to her with it.
Hugs
Suzanne x

gina g said...

Gorgeous card this is one of my favourite stamps. luv gina xx

Conniecrafter said...

darling card, I am sure this will mean alot to her, and bring a smile to her face!

Loz (Aus) said...

I hope he makes her smile the way he made me! He's adorable.

Lynne said...

Terrific card..I love the coloring

Annette said...

Beautiful card, lovely watercolouring, sure to put a smile on Jaimie's face. Take CareX:)

kaos said...

Great card - hope all our cards will help at least a little bit...

Golden said...

How lovely your card is, I love that duck. Thanks for the chance to blog hop and see all these wonderful creations. My card for Jamie is posted on my blog.

Kathryn Myhre said...

Wow this is awesome! You did a fantatic job on this card!

Chris said...

I love your card and I've made a sent a card to Jaimie too.
I believe the love will overpower the hate.

Shazza said...

fabulous card
x

Katharina Frei said...

An outstanding card Kim! I know it will lift Jaimie's spirits.
Katharina

my5bratz said...

gorgeous card, I'll be posting mine today

True :) said...

Kim, I just love your card for Jamie! It is just "Duckie!"
Hugs,
True :)

Mary Lou said...

Kim~~ this is the coolest and cleverest card!!! Spectacular colors and YES it will make little jaimie smile b/c I did!!
Blessings
Mary Lou

Mette said...

What a stunning card. Love the colours and the quirky image. I am sure Jaimie will love this together with all the other cards she's getting.
Thank you for sharing.

Hugs, Mette

Violets Corner said...

Such a fab card! I love all beautiful detail.

Hugs
Maarit

Minnamanna said...

Love your card,
it's wonderful!

Minnamanna said...

Love your card,
it's wonderful!

craft_princess said...

Great card...love what you did with the eyelets and ribbon!

Blankiefinder said...

Beautiful card, love the image! I have my card all ready to send.

Avril Ann said...

Beautiful card Kim, Jaimie is going to love it. hugs Avril xxx

Amber (bambi64) said...

Kim, this card is just too cute. You have a big heart, girlfriend.

joey said...

Hi Kim

your card is absolutely beautiful! I adore the details and I love the image :O)

Joey.xxx

Tammy Miller said...

I love your card that is so cute.

Susa said...

Gorgeous card!!

Hugs, Susa

Carolyn said...

Sweet and cheerful card. I am sending her one too.

Moshie said...

I love your card for Jaimie!!!! I think this is a very special group to want to do this for her! I feel honored to be able to participate in not only my first blog hop but my first blog challenge.
Diana
http://moshiesmoments.blogspot.com/2009/11/this-is-card-made-for-jamie.html

Anne H. said...

WOW - your card is gorgeous!
An adorable image and I love the colors!
Anne -:)

Lynne said...

What a lovely card for a young girl. I've joined you and made Jaimie a card as well. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to support Jaimie.

Lynne.x

MicheyMoo said...

What a truly gorgeous card you have created for this brave little girl.
I'm hoping she'll know that there are many out here that care and are praying for her and her dad through these hard days.

KarenB said...

Your card is beautiful and I hope it brings a smile to Jaimie's face :)

scrapperjulia said...

Love the cute little duck, great card!

Anne said...

Great card, how kind of you to take part in this Here's my card for Jaimie

Maria Matter said...

beautiful Kim!
Blessings, Maria

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

Beautiful card Kim! Love the bright clors! Thanks for joining in the Spread the Love blog hop. I'm overjoyed at the number of caring people in the stamping community!

xxNikkixx said...

great card....mines not quite finished but will be on for 3 hugs nikki xx

Janice said...

I love your cheery little card! Sure to make a little girl smile. This is such a tragic story. My card is going in the mail tody.

Angel said...

WOW. Love your thinking of you card. The colors and texture are awesome!!! I am sure this will cheer her up!