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Thursday, September 25, 2008

A challenge and an amazing cause

First I just have to say, I'm an aunt, again!!! WooHoo. Little Lilah Claire came into the world on Sept. 23, giving her mom a hard time already, I might add. But both mom and baby are doing super!!! Her middle name is in honor of my grandmother who passed away from complications related to Alzheimer's.

That is one of the many reasons for this special card. Cammie, from My blog and Gina K designs and an amazingly generous person, is offering blog candy on her blog in honor of her grandmother. Here's what she writes...Because today is World Alzheimer’s Day, I wanted to do something special for another group of people who are affected by this disease---the caregivers. What began as a little idea----totally GREW! My hope was to get a few contributions from some stamping companies so that I would have a very cool prize to give away to one lucky winner who participated. AS you might have heard----the little prize turned into a GINORMOUS one! So many fabulous companies came forward and offered to contribute. I am so thankful to them.
So this one is for the people who took care of my Grammy in Florida, they were definitely angels. And a big thanks to Cammie who is donating her proceeds from the sale of her new stamp set to Alzhemer's research!!


It also qualifies for the first Whiff of Joy challenge. For the challenge, you had to use this particular sketch from the super talented Katharina and one of her gorgeous Whiff of Joy stamps. If you haven't checked out Whiff or Joy yet, pop over. They have an amazing DT and some super blog candy up for grabs as well!!
Just a quick note about the card, this is my first attempt with watercolor pencils. Fun!!

Thanks for stoppin' by!

10 comments:

Kathy W

congrats Auntie!

Heather

Wow! Love it very pretty. Thanks for joining our challenge!

~Denise Lynn~

Beautiful card Erin and a beautiful tribute to your grandmother. :) I love the purples and the image of course. Great hat pin accent!

cats whiskers

Congratualtions Autie and thanks you for entering such a lovely card for the WOJ challenge
Hugs Jacqui x

Rach

Congratulations on the new arrival to your family. Your card is beautiful. such lovely colours,
Thank you for taking part in the challenge. hugs rachxx

Lauren

Super cute Erin. Love the layout and the embellishment!

tina46

this card is beautiful !! i love the paper and the stamps !
hugs tina

Donalda's Blog

This is just beautiful dear.
Thanks for joining us for the challenge

Bev

Oh this is just so pretty Erin. Congratulations on your new family member!!

hugs Bev x

Lee (LuvLee on SCS)

It's beautiful!!! I love the offset layout with the pearls!!!