Thursday, November 5, 2009

Spread the love with a card for Jaimie

I am following along with the Spread the Love blog hope which starts
here. This is for 11 year old Jaimie Cates who has been the victim of a horrible crime. Here is some information about what happened:

"On October 4th, 4 teenagers armed with knives broke into a home in a small town in New Hampshire. Alone and sleeping inside were a mother and her 11 year old daughter. These 4 boys broke into this home with the intent to rob and kill anyone inside. They stabbed the mom, Kimberly Cates, to death and left her daughter, Jaimie, for dead in their driveway. It was a completely random act, their home was chosen only due to its secluded surroundings."

Reading about these crimes completely breaks my heart. What kind of monsters would do such a thing? I hope everyone will join the hop and pray for Jaimie and her father...I can't imagine what life must be like for them now. All it takes is one unsuspecting moment to change your life forever...you must cherish everyday!

Along the hop they are asking that you make a card for Jaimie sharing some words of strength and love to let her know that people all over the world do care!
Please send your card to the address below:

Jaimie Cates
c/o Mont Vernon Fire Station
Main Street
Mont Vernon, NH 03057
United States




And this is the card I made for Jaimie. I was told she isn't a very girly girl but does like the colors hot pink and black. The image and paper are freebies I got off Splitcoast Stampers. I colored with my Kimberely watercolor pencils and painted glitter on black cardstock. Embellishments from my stash and sentiment hand doodled.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:
Get Sketchy #12 - sketch
Saturday Spotlight - In so many words (background paper)
Creative Inspirations - doodling (sentiment)
Digital-Ink Co. - colors (two different pinks, blue (you can see this in my glitter) and green.
Digital Tuesday - flowers

20 Comments:

Katharina Frei said...

A wonderful card!! Thanks for joining our blog hop and card drive. I know this will make Jaimie smile.
Katharina x

Emu Up A Gum Tree said...

Thats so heart-wrenching, just breaks your spirit to think of it, so you can only imagine what this Family are going through.

Basement Stamper said...

Thanks for joining in sending Jaimie a card, great color choices!

Micki said...

Jaimie is going to love this card. I love the background and the coloring of the flower stands out beautifully against the black. Great job. Thanks for joining us this week at Digital-Ink Co.

magicwanda said...

Hi
Very nice use of the paper ...Very pretty card I am sure Jaimie will love it
I also sent her one.
Wanda

stitchy said...

Stacie, what a beautiful card and for such a heartfelt reason..thank you for joining the challenge this week at Digital-Ink, Co and designing such a beautiful card for Jaimie...she will love it I'm sure...good luck
hugz
stitchy

Cheryl said...

love this its beautiful thanks for joining us at creative inspirations this week love cheyrl xxxx

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh my goodness, how precious this is!! Love your printed word background and what a beautiful flower!! :) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Saturday Spotlight!!HUGS

~amy~ said...

Well, she is going to love your card...it will absolutely make her day...

Thanks for joining us over at Get Sketchy!

Queenie said...

Beautiful card and flower Stacie.
Thanks for joining us over at Creative inspirations this week.
Hugs
Tracy
xxx

Dora said...

Very pretty take on the sketch!
thanks for playing!

Teri said...

Lovely card! Sure she'll appreciate it.
Thanks for sharing at Digital Ink Co. this week.
Hugs,
Teri x

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for helping to spread a little love! :)

Bree said...

wow what a story,,,
thanks for sharing, and playing with us at GETSKETCHY

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful card!! I love your rose and all the words in the background. It sure is hard to read or hear about such hateful crimes isn't it? I am sure your card will bring Jaimie a smile. Thanks for joining us at the Sat. Spotlight.
~Chris

acreativeneed said...

Such a pretty card for Jaimie!! Thank you for helping spread the love!
smiles,Deena

Judy said...

This is a very beautiful and heart felt card!! I love it when simplicity speaks in volumes!! Very nicely done, and BIG HUGS to you for thinking of sweet Jaime. Always a pleasure having you in our challenge at Digital-Ink Co.

Merry said...

Beautiful card for a wonderful cause.

Maria Matter said...

so beautiful! a lovely card for Jaimie!
Thank you for playing along with us at Digital Tuesday!!!
Blessings, Maria

Lora said...

What a prett card. I bet Jamie will love it!
Thanks for joining us at Digital Tuesday this week.
Lora x