Please make sure you read this entire post today...there's some sad news to share with you. But first I'd like to share my PMS Monday Challenge card. Jamie gave us this color challenge this week. She chose a great color combo...summer yellow, aqua, and chocolate. I used SU's Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip, and Cool Caribbean (remember that one?). I started with this new fairy from the summer release called Katie the Makeup Fairy. As the DT was chatting one day about some fairies we'd like to see, someone said there should be a fairy putting on makeup! Katie Cotton (PMS owner) is a makeup artist as well, hence the name Paper Makeup Stamps! We were all very excited to have this stamp made! This is it's maiden voyage for me! Isn't she cute? There's a sentiment that goes with it that says "You Are Beautiful Inside and Out", but I don't have it! I thought I did, but I must have missed that one! So I used a PTI Mixed Messages sentiment instead. Katie is colored with various copics. The yellow dp is from SU's Good Morning Sunshine. The Cool Caribbean piece was put through a Sizzix folder called Lines and Circles. I got this for free at my LSS! She got some samples and offered one to me...how nice! Thanks, Sharon! The ribbon, scalloped mat and base of the card are all chocolate chip. Her makeup mirror was colored with a silver Spica glitter pen. I also glittered her up with Star Dust Stickles. Last, I added some crystal brads in the aqua and yellow colors. Stop by the PMS blog and see what the other DT members did with these colors. They've done another fantastic job with this challenge! If you post your card to SCS/PCP, please use the code PMSMC15 and if you link your card to Mr. Linky on the PMS blog, please link your direct post. We'd love to see what you've done with this challenge!
Stamps: Katie Fairy (PMS), Mixed Messages (PTI)
Paper: PTI white, chocolate chip, cool caribbean, Good Morning Sunshine dp
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Copic Markers: Y02, 15, 18; E00, 02, 33, 37; BG000, 01; R32; W-3, 5
Accessories: Sizzix folder, nesties, chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon, crystal brads, small and large oval punches, star dust stickles, dimensionals
Now for the sad news. Alicia Weiman, a My Time to Create DT member and friend, has a four year old son, Ethan, who has been battling neuroblastoma cancer for about two years. I have been following her blog for about a year, and things have been up and down for a while now. He is the sweetest little boy and the pictures on her blog are just adorable (she also has a little girl, Ava, and the two of them seem like such great friends). About a week or so ago, Alicia said they brought Ethan home from the hospital to make him comfortable. There was really nothing more they could do to help this little boy. Alicia has been blogging about Ethan's jouney on her Caring Bridge blog, and I had been getting regular updates. It seemed that Ethan was doing ok...wanting to go fishing and such. I checked my email yesterday and found the email I had been dreading to receive. Ethan passed away on Friday. This family is deeply rooted in their faith and seem to have been prepared for this. Still, it must be a heartache that no one ever wants to experience.
The My Time to Create DT has started a fund to help the family out during this difficult time. We are purchasing balloons (at the family's request) for Ethan's service because he loved balloons. We are also purchasing a gift card for food from Schwan's home delivery food service. Please know that any extra funds collected will be donated to the Weiman family. I have a Paypal set up on the top of my blog if you wish to contribute. Your generosity will be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much for stopping in today. Have a great week and remember to hug your children!