Monday, November 2, 2009

For Jaimie

Thank you for stopping by. If you are stopping by on the Spread the Love Blog Hop, since I'm pretty far down the list, you already know why you're here, and thank you so much for visiting me, and thank you to Denise and Erin - the wonderful women behind this.

If you came here another way, please click here for the first part of this story. I hope this hop inspires you to make a card and send it to Jaimie.

I chose a few things that might make a little girl happy. For the background, a reanimated Hardy Boys Mystery, which I was reading at about Jaimie's age. There's nothing like a good mystery to transport you to another place. Then, I added lots of pink, courtesy of Basic Grey's Indian Summer and Stampin' Up!'s Melon Mambo Ribbon.

The hedgie I chose for its symbolic contribution - most things that seem prickly on the outside can turn out to be sweet and soft and surprising on the inside. I hope that something awful turns into a positive and sweet life for little Jaimie.
This adorable image is from my new favorite Etsy seller - Niko Art. Nicole is an amazingly talented designer and her images are adorable and perfect. I hope it brings a smile.

If you want to help more, please visit the special blog that has been set up for this effort.

It's people like Denise and Erin that really put joy in creating art, and making sure that art connects us to people and not things.

Say your prayers for little Jaimie, and if you have time, send her a card.



Your next stop on the hop is the lovely and talented Amanda Newton.

If you'd like to start at the top of the hop, please click here to see Katharina's Card.

47 comments:

Libby Hickson said...

Wonderful card Lydia - and both your posts about Jaimie are so sweet and touching.

Terry Oulboub said...

Being a participant in the blog hop, I am just hopping around to see all the lovely cards the participants made. Jaimie is really going to be touched!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

What a sweet creation!! Love that adorable porccupine! :) So sweet!! Thanks for your support!! HUGS

Beautiful Greetings said...

Beautiful card! I am sure she is going to love receiving it!

Jenny said...

I love your card for Jaimie. Such a gorgeous image!

Danielle said...

What a great card! Love the hedgehog!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Totally cute Lydia! Love that fun image and the great colors. Thanks so much for joining in our hop today! :)

resmith said...

Such a sweet card!!!

stampinsilvia said...

too cute! Lovin the hedgie! I know she will be thrilled to recieve it!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

LOVE the hedgie and what an awesome message!! I'm sure Jaimie is going to LOVE it too!! Thanks for helping to spread the love!

DoodleFactory said...

eek! is that a hedgehog stamp? so adorable.

Lisa Atha said...

Lydia,

That hedgie and the card are so adorable.

Wow, that is such a sad story. That poor little girl and her family. What the heck is wrong with people these days. I will put a card together for her and remember her in my prayers.

Lisa Atha

Crafty Num Nums said...

What an adorable image :)

kim.mom said...

Great card!

beadz said...

Very cute!

Lorraine A said...

Oh I do love this ,,, gorgeous card, very cute image and I love how you dangled her on the ribbon ,, fabulous ;-)

Luv
Lols x x

Mimiko said...

This is so cute and cuddly :)

lee said...

so moving. thank you always lydia.

Leslie Hanna said...

Yet another nikoart image I might "need". Totally cute and I am sure Jaimie will love it!

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

Such a sweet card! It's so cute and fun. Sure to bring a smile!

Janna :)

Carol said...

very nice, she will love it!
Carol<><

Shelly said...

Great card, Lydia!!!

Mary said...

This is such an adorable card!

hugs
Mary

Megan said...

I love that little critter! He's so cute. :)

Splendid Little Stars said...

very cute and creative card!

Suzanne said...

Lovely card. I will be making a card tonight
HUgs
Suzanne x

Golden said...

What a neat card! I too made a card and posted. I will for sure make more. Thanks for letting us hop for Jaimie. She and her father are in my prayers.

Lynne said...

I love how you did the "story" background

....Linda.... said...

So glad I found this blog hop on your site. I have forwarded the link to a friend of mine who lives in the area where this happened - hope she can spread the word as well to the neighbors.

Stitchinwitch said...

Such a wonderfully creative card. Cute hedgie

my5bratz said...

she'll love it, I posted my card to her today :0)

Violets Corner said...

Oh I do love this!

Hugs
Maarit

joey said...

Hi Lydia

your card is fantastic love the little hedgie

Joey.x

Cindy said...

Super card for Jaimie!!!!

Susa said...

Such a beautiful card!!

I'll make mine to her tonight.

Hugs, Susa

Avril Ann said...

Lydia this is a fantastic card, Jaimie is going to love it. hugs Avril xxxx

Annette said...

Lovely card and so the symbolic meaning, Jaimie will love it. Take CareX:)

Anne H. said...

Such a lovely card for Jaimie!
Lovely colorcombo and I love the hedgie.
Take care xx
Anne -:)

Minnamanna said...

Your card is wonderful!

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

To Lydia...from Lydia :0)
A beautiful card for Jaimie x I'm sure these will bring a much needed smile to her face x

Nina said...

Such a wonderful card, for such a tragic thing, but what a wonderful hop full of grace! Yes, Jaimie really is going to be touched as well as her dad!

Nina
http://theresmagicintheair.blogspot.com/
(free digital stamps every Monday)

Moshie said...

Your card is really cute!

Sharon said...

Hi Lydia, that is one very cute little hedgehog! Beautiful card. Sharon x

Shana said...

Amazing! Cute hedgie, nice symbolism, and I love the paper. TFS!

KarenB said...

I love the symbolism of your sweet hedgehog, and your card is just adorable.

Anne said...

What a lovely and thoughtful card for Jaimie. I've made a card for Jaimie too

Basement Stamper said...

Lydia, the hedgehog is darling!