OK, so I told you I had a BIG surprise today!
This is also why I have been a LITTLE more busy than expected 😀 A very good kind of busy.
When the world lost little Ethan Weiman, it hit me like a ton of bricks. I felt like I lost a member of my family. I never lost a family member that was close to me, so the feelings of sorrow and grief were unexpected, and just so raw. I knew I had to do “something”. So I took my emotions, and got some ideas, then made them into something I felt would be an amazing tribute to Ethan.
I am over the moon, that with the help of Melissa at Pink Cat Studio, the design team, and My Time To Create Team (who seem to be like my unpaid assistants these days), we were able to make a wish a reality! Without them it would not be possible. Also I want to thank the Weiman Family for being so open to this idea, while they had just lost their precious little boy.
Well that BIG SURPRISE is ……..the NEW! Digi Stamp set The Weiman Wranglers!!
How cute are they?
This is a NEW! Digi Stamp release designed for the Weiman Family!
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Seriously! Can you believe how AMAZING that it?
Now you can get some UBER cute images, and help a worthy cause!
Now these are a Digital Download-so you pay NO SHIPPING, NO STORAGE 😀 and you get them INSTANTLY! LOVE IT!
When I contacted Melissa with my ideas, she didn’t even hesitate! She is literally in the middle of moving, and MADE time to help out this family! I think that speaks volumes about her. I am so honored to be able to work for such amazing people like Melissa! I cannot even thank her enough for taking the time to do this.
Help us honor the life of Ethan Weiman by purchasing the Weiman Wranglers Digital Stamps. All proceeds will go to the Make A Wish Foundation of Illinois, per request of the family, in Ethan’s honor! Make A Wish fulfilled Ethan’s wish last year, when they gifted him with his horse Sanador, and a barn! Later, when Sanador passed away, they gave him another horse, named Questions! This organization really helped make Ethan’s dreams come true! It will be nice to be able to honor him, and give back something, to help brighten the day of some other sick child!
SO let me share my samples with you, and let me know what you think! I’m so excited about all of this I could just scream 😀
In honor of Ethan, and his lil cowboy hat he always wore
I hand cut this cowboy hat from chocolate cardstock! Yes, I was proud 😀 I just tried to make it a smidgen similar to the one on Cowboy Ethan. A little distressing and paper piercing, and it was looking pretty good. NOT perfect! But good all the same.
The top has the fold. I used some pretty “masculine” ribbon from My Little Ribbon Shop. Love that place!
I adore the star center piece, made from brushed copper paper, and poppy!
It was the perfectly simple, finishing touch it needed.
The Ethan hat rim, and Sanador’s (his horse in heaven) face is 3 D!
I loved it.
Now something for Ava…..
I have had the MDF letter “A” for quite some time now. This is about 12 inches. Always meaning to use it. NOW, is the perfect time 😀 I have been on a MDF kick these days eh?
I wanted to send Ava an altered letter, using her NEW! Digi Download image. Maybe she can hang it somewhere, or put it on a shelf??
I had some pretty paper from Imaginesce, so I chose that for my base 😀 and my color inspiration. I wanted it to be sweet, and simple, yet COW-Girly, but not typical Cow-Girly! Nice cheery colors. I think I got it 😀
I kept it all relatively simple, and loved the 1/2 and 1/2 patterned papers on the “A”. The ric rac ribbon border added to the girly feel. I felt the angles of the paper, brought your eye to the Digi Ava image, and sentiment: “The journey of a thousand miles, begins with a single step” which is from Unity.
That sentiment has so much meaning to me, personally. The day Alexa finished Chemo, I saw a silver bangle with this message on it. It really spoke to me, and our journey through Cancer. My friend Paulette actually bought it for me!!! I wear it EVERYDAY, and it reminds me (especially during tough times) , that you WILL get through it, one step at a time. I just liked it for this project.
So those are my projects!
Please be sure to check out the Pink Cat Stamps Blog for more samples! Some of the Design Team were able to jump aboard, on last minute’s notice 😀 THANK YOU!
Oh and of course, the my My Time To Create Challenge Team ROCKED out the samples with these images, so have a peek!
Thank you again to everyone who has helped with this process.
I’d love to hear your thoughts, and THANK YOU in advance for purchasing these images.
Here is where the FUN begins!!
I am personally donating a $25 GC to Pink Cat Studio chosen via random.org, ONE WEEK FROM TODAY ( Monday June 28th) to the winning entry picked.
To enter to win, you need to make something using the NEW! Weiman Wranglers Digi Download, and link it here!
You can enter as many times as you want! You MUST make a new project each time.
Random winner will be picked June 28th.
So let’s get started!
Thank you again for all the support, and the kind words and comments so many of you leave. You are all just WONDERFUL, and always make my day.
PS I know! I didn’t do a Father’s Day Post :C Sorry! I had to get things together for today.