My post last Monday (here) contained some sad news about a little boy, Ethan Weiman, who went to live with the angels on June 12. He had neuroblastoma cancer and suffered with it for the past two years (he was almost 5 years old at his passing). His mom, Alicia, is on our My Time DT and we were so saddened my this news. Lauren Meader was especially touched by this because she has a daughter who also had cancer, but survived it and is now 10 years old. Lauren is on the DT for Pink Cat Studio and asked the owner, Melissa, to create a digital image of Ethan to be sold as a charity stamp. Well, Melissa went above and beyond that and created one of Ethan and another of his little sister Ava along with some sentiments. Ethan was a little cowboy and loved to ride horses. He always wore a black cowboy hat and loved balloons. Here is what Melissa created in digital images.
Aren't they adorable? They are priced very reasonably too. Either Ethan or Ava are priced at $4.00 and each will come with the two sentiments. If you buy the entire set, it will only by $6.00. All proceeds are going to the Make a Wish Foundation of Illinois per the Weiman family. You can read more about this on Melissa's bloghere. Also, Lauren is sponsoring a contest. All you have to do is make something using these images, link them to her blog here and you have the chance to win a $25 gift certificate from Pink Cat Studio! How cool is that?
Melissa was so kind as to give the My Time DT these images to work with and promote them. You can see all of them here and here is my version. Cute, huh? What a nice way to honor Ethan! I colored the image with copic markers, and cut and embossed it with nesties. I placed an embellishment on his belt buckle. The rust layer behind that was run through the paisley cuttlebug folder. The dp is SU's retired Outlaw (perfect for a cowboy card) and the ribbon is SU's chocolate chip grosgrain. The sentiment was cut and embossed with a nestied as well as the rust layer. Really cute and simple card, but I love it and the idea behind it. Like I said....bittersweet. Here are links to the DT so you can see what they came up with.
I hope you like the images as much as well all do, and I hope you can find it in your budget to purchase them. Please let me know if you post any cards using this and I will do my best to showcase it on my blog. Thanks so much for stopping by and reading this post! I really appreciate all your comments!
Stamps: Cowboy Ethan and sentiment digital images (Pink Cat Studio)
Paper: PTI white, really rust, chocolate chip, Outlaw dp (SU retired)
Copic Markers: Y17; YR24; R20; E00, 02, 53, 97, 99; Gooo, 00, 85; W-3, 7
Accessories: Nesties, paisley cuttlebug folder, grosgrain ribbon, embellishment for belt, dimensionals