Monday, November 2, 2009

Spread the Love blog hop for Jaimie

Welcome to the “Stamp Something…for Jaimie, Spreading the Love & Hope” blog hop. If you came here from Jaime Schlangen’s blog, then you are right on track. If not, then please start at the beginning of the hop at Katharina Frei’s blog.

Jaimie and her mother were the victims of a senseless crime that resulted in the death of Jaimie’s mother, Kimberly, and left Jaimie seriously injured. (See details below.) We want to flood Jaimie with love and well-wishes, and are asking everyone who reads this to take the time to join our special Card Drive Challenge and send Jaimie a card. We have generous sponsors who have kindly offered up some prizes to anyone who makes a card, posts it on their blogs, and lets us know they mailed it out.

A little about the cause of our hop:

On October 4, 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.

Our hope is that everyone hopping around today will stop for a moment and think about Jaimie and her father and what life must be like for them now. One moment in time has changed their lives forever. We are asking that everyone reading this message please take a moment to make a card and send it off to Jaimie. You can make something very simple or much more involved, but please share some words of hope and love and let her know that people do care and want the best for her. Please send your card to the address below:

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

The hop will run until Monday, November 9th, so you have a full week to participate and make a card for Jaimie. Once you’ve sent your card, pop on over to the Stamp Something…for Jaimie blog and leave us a comment for a chance to win some fabulous prizes generously donated by our sponsors.


For my card, I decided to use Vanessa, one of the adorable anime images by
InStyle Stamps. I had pj's just like this when I was a teen (mine were blue and red), so this image always brings back memories of slumber parties with my friends. You know, the ones where you pigged out on Mountain Dew and Doritos, and stayed up all night giggling over boys. Those were the days! LOL.



Jaimie's favorite colors are hot pink and black, so that determined the colors I used for my card. I colored Vanessa with copic markers (see bottom of the post for the colors) and then went over the LOVE on her pj's with a silver Spica pen for a little sparkle. (There is a close up below so you can see the sparkle better. It is really pretty IRL.)



My card layout is from the Club Anime sketch challenge for this week. Jaimie is not a girly-girl, so this layout was perfect for a non-fussy card. I just added a prima flower and some flat-backed gems for a little bling. I'm not sure of the brand of the patterned paper. It was in a stack of loose sheets a friend gave me a while back and the name slips my mind.


Now what are you waiting for? Head over to Erin Bai
ley's Blog to see what she has made especially for Jaimie.

Markers used:


**I noticed after I uploaded the photo that my RV02 marker was turned the wrong way, so that is the mystery pink ciao.

51 comments:

Terry Oulboub said...

what a lovely card you made for Jaimie. 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...

Melissa, this is just adorable!! I love your coloring on the image and your layout is awesome!! Her shirt says it all!! Thanks for your support!!HUGS

Beautiful Greetings said...

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

Danielle said...

What a sweet image for the card... and just enough bling to make it extra special!

Jenny said...

A really beautiful card! I agree with Vicki - her shirt really does say it all.

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Super sweet card! Love that image and your fun colors. Thanks so much for joining in our hop today! :)

resmith said...

What a great card!! I just love that image. Too cute!

stampinsilvia said...

this is super cute...that little girl is just too adorable! I love the shimmeryness

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What a "special" creation! Love the image and the sparkle! I'm sure Jaimie is going to LOVE this!! Thanks for helping to spread the love!

Crafty Num Nums said...

What a awesome card, very cute!!!

kim.mom said...

Super cute! Love her eyes!

beadz said...

Very cute!

Lorraine A said...

Lovely card :-) I am sure Jaimie will love this :-)
Luv
Lols x x

Mimiko said...

Such a wonderful card :)

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

This image is just too cute! I love your coloring and the whole thing is amazing. Glad to see you on the hop!

Janna :)

Carol said...

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

Shelly said...

Gorgeous card Melissa!!! Your coloring is beautiful.

Mary said...

What a cute card! Love the image!

hugs
Mary

Suzanne said...

gorgeous card, I will be making a card for Jamie tonight
Hugs
Suzanne x

Golden said...

I just love this card. It is beautiful. Thanks for letting us hop along for Jaimie. I posted a card on my blog. She will be in my prayers.

Lynne said...

love the card and esp the image!

Kim said...

Beautiful card Melissa! LOVE this new image!!!
Hugs~ Kim

Splendid Little Stars said...

a very cool card! sweet!

my5bratz said...

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

Stitchinwitch said...

That is such a sweet card. The image is super cute

Jodi said...

This is just adorable! Love this little cutie pie!
I love that you have the words on her shirt glittered too!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Violets Corner said...

Such a fab card! Love the image and colouring, especially the lovely glittering letters. It´s perfect!

Hugs
Maarit

joey said...

Hi Melissa

ooooh this is one gorgeous card, I adore the image!

Joey.xxx

Tammy Miller said...

great card, wonderful cause!

Cindy said...

Super card for Jaimie!!

Erin... said...

So cute!! and i do totally remember those jams!!! Thanks for being part of the hop. hugs, erin

Susa said...

Such a gorgeous card!!

I'll make mine to her tonight.

Hugs, Susa

Avril Ann said...

Super Cute Card Melissa, Jaimie is going to love this. Hugs Avril xxx

Annette said...

Just beautiful and in her fav colours, sure to love it! Take careX:)

Anne H. said...

Such a beautiful card for Jaimie!
Lovely colorcombo and I love the image!
Take care xx
Anne -:)

Minnamanna said...

Wow! She'll love it!

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...

I love your card! It is so perfect for a young girl!

Sharon said...

Love your card Melissa. The layout is great, the image is sooo cute and the flower is gorgeous!

Shana said...

What a fantastic card! I love the sparkles on her shirt and the sentiment. TFS!

KarenB said...

Super sweet! Love that image.

Anne said...

Very pretty image, love those PJs :)
I made a card for Jaimie too

Basement Stamper said...

Cute card, love the sparkles!

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