Please say a prayer

Hello Friends, How's it going?? Usually my posts are light in nature but, today I feel it's important to reach out to you all. I know you have big hearts and Jacobs family really needs prayers....prayers for Jacob to heal without surgery. 
Meet Jacob who just turned 8 years old and he has ADL (adrenoleuko dystrophy). The good news that Jacob's family found out about his disease early.  The hard news that the ADL was discovered because his older brother Eric, also had ALD and they found out too late for Eric.  In November 2011, Jacob had a bone marrow transplant in the hopes of stopping this disease and he's still counting the days until he can come home especially since he's been in the hospital about 8 months?? 

and here is the newest photo from yesterday.....breaks my heart. You can read about his story here.
I hope you understand why I am compelled to post this photo and for the prayer request. Personally I believe in the power of prayer and this family really needs all they can get. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Hugs, Kathy

(ALD is an inherited recessive genetic disorder linked to the X chromosome.  The 1992 movie "Lorenzo's Oil" brought this rare disorder to the world's attention.)  
Jennifer McGuire had a card drive for Jacob's brother Eric if you want to check it out you can go here.


basicgrey blog hop ... giveaway

Hello Friends, How are you today?? Welcome to the BasicGrey Design Team Blog Hop! 
You should have arrived here from the blog of the seriously
 talented Kelly Rasmussen "kr creations"here The BasicGrey design team is so diversified with talent ranging from Scrapbooking, Card Designs, Digital Designs, Altered Art, to Fabric Creations. So you can imagine I am pretty excited and honored to be included in this group of inspiring ladies. As you hop along you'll see what I am talking about. :)
To celebrate the new design team, BasicGrey is allowing me to give away an 12x12 "Indie Bloom" collection pack here. For your chance to win,see the giveaway box at the bottom of this post. 
Basic Grey Soleil
My entire card was created with BasicGrey's new collection called "Soleil" I was delighted with the beautiful papers, designs and the stickers in this 12x12 collection pack. I discovered that I enjoyed using the 12x12 papers instead of 6x6 because the prints are larger & more dramatic on a card. 
Not only did I color the flowers purple with some yellow accents but, I cut out  a few. 
The paper is so pretty but, I was in the mood to color so I picked up some of my Copic markers and  happily discovered that the Copics worked great on the patterned paper. 
These are all of my elements except for the lettering that I used on my card.  Don't you just love these soft papers? The one on the right looks like a watercolor painting.
After coloring these two flowers with a light pink Copic marker I applied the Rock Candy stickles with a paint brush in a thin layer on the paper. I love the even subtle look you get when using a brush.

I mounted the sticker letters on some white card stock and trimmed them so I could move the letters around easily to see where they would fit best on my card. Mounting "Birthday" on a banner gave me the same flexibility. 

Now it's time to hop over to Amy Friend's blog "During Quite Time" here. Amy is going to make you dust off your sewing machine because of what she creates! Keep in mind if you find a link that doesn't work, you can always hop back to the BasicGrey blog for a list of direct links to all of the blogs in the hop. 

Thank you for your visit's so appreciated! Hugs, Kathy
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Givewaway - Sept Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp

Simon Say's Stamp SEPT card kit
Hello Friends, How are you this sunny day?? I am so happy I was able to whip up these fun cards for my nephews with the NEW and FUN Simon Say's Stamp September Card Kit.
Speaking of giveaways did you see my Copic giveaway here?
This is the full kit in all it's glory. Love the little chalk board, stamp set, envelope, washi tape, papers etc. So full of value too! 
The gift card envelope was so beautiful... I set out to make two cards with it  :) I cut the "envelope" at the seams to separate it into two pieces.  The washi tape was the perfect color for a boarder with this Spellbinder labels die cut. All you need to do is tape several strips of the washi on some card stock and die cut away. Love the look and feel of something other than paper. 
Simon Say's Stamp SEPT card kit
Notice the elephant?? It was on the front of that perfect to die cut it and let it stand out on it's own. The sentiment is from stamp set included in the card kit! See the supply list below if you want to purchase that separately. 
Simon Say's Stamp SEPT card kit
The bonus of die cutting is you always get an extra part of you cut carefully. This is my bonus card. 
What do you have cooking in your part of the world?? Here's a snap of our construction...I loved the group of ladders. Thank YOU so much for continuing to stop by. Hugs, Kathy



Hello Friends, How are you today?? Just a quick post to share tonight. Before we get started I thought I would tell you that we aren't moving... now... until the end of October!! I am so ready to move but, will be happy to put off that stressful part of moving.
With that said how about this adorable image? Have you see this stamp called "Little Loveosaurus"? Have you seen the latest "wobble" springs?? I thought one would be perfect for this guys it moves and shakes. So fun! Plus the goggly eyes roll with the head action.
I love this die cut from Simon Says Stamp. Here is another card I created with it. Speaking of Simon Says Stamp...HAVE YOU SEE THEIR BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIALS! Check them out here. PENS AND MARKERS ARE 20% OFF THIS WEEK. I love that! 
After some simple shading I added white dots with this gel pen and this on the scales. Let me know if you have any questions. I have a box of beautiful new Penny Black stamps that I can't wait to ink up. I think you will love them all. Have a great week! Hugs, Kathy
P.S. I forgot to mention that I slipped a heart under his hand after distressing and embossing it. 

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