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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Pink Cat Digi Studio Release and a Tree for Henry

This week has been a very sad one as DT member Sarah Anderson’s 3 year old son Henry passed away. Little Henry was unable to overcome a virus that made him ill last week.

I am in shock to hear this news and my heart goes out to Sarah and her family at this very sad time. I wanted to share a poem with you that has brought me comfort when I am grieving.


Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.


Lorie Ames has organized a way to donate for a memorial for Henry. Henry loved his local zoo and visited it almost every day in the summer. As a memorial, trees will be planted there in his honor. Melissa at Pink Cat Studio has created a digital stamp to help raise funds for a tree for Henry. All proceeds from the sale of the digi stamp, minus Paypal costs, will go towards the tree. If you would like to donate towards the tree, please visit this webpage to purchase the digi stamp: http://www.pinkcatstudio.com/Digital/DigiStamps/Animals/Zoo/GiraffeAndMonkey.htm

Another way to donate to the memorial is to print out this form and mail in your donation directly: http://www.ci.oshkosh.wi.us/Parks/PDF/MemorialTreePamphlet.pdf

Please write on the form that the donation is for Sarah Anderson’s son Henry. Once all of the money is collected, a tree and location will be selected. If you have questions about the form please contact Lorie Ames. Lorie will be in contact with Sarah along this memorial journey to ensure that her wishes are followed.
To contact Lorie, please visit her blog at http://www.live-love-laugh-create.blogspot.com/

If you don’t know Sarah and would like to learn more about her, please visit her blog: http://scrampinmama.blogspot.com/


Thank you for your help to raise money for a tree for Henry.



This is the card I created in Henry's Memory







Polar Bear Billy is an image that took my breath away as soon as I saw it. I had seen a very cool card on Splitcoaststampers that had a background very similar to this one. I did a search for it so I could give the artist that inspired me credit, but I couldn't find it. If you are my inspiration, please leave a comment and I would love to edit my post to reflect your creativity.

To Do this card, I Punched a 13/4" Circle to mask out a moon. In addition, I tore a piece of paper to mask out the snow banks. I used a grey blue dye ink applied with a brayer onto matte cardstock. After getting an even layer of blue, I shifted the papers down slightly and sponged on some taupe coloured ink. Masks were moved and ink sponged to create an additional snowbank. I added glitter to the top of the snowbanks to highlight them. Billy is coloured in Copics. I wanted to give him an Inuit Skin tone and in real life, it is close, however I had difficulty reducing the orange look of his skin in the photograph.

Below, you will see all the fun images that are being released this week! In addition to the Polar Bear and Cupcake Images, Itty Bitty Christmas has gone Digital! Head on over to Pink Cat Studio to get some free sentiments along with these new Digital Images!







Until next time...........

*****Vicki~~~~~

24 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry to hear about your friend's son, Vicki! How tragic! I will keep them in my prayers.

    I'm so glad you joined us at TPE. You're such an amazing talent.

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  2. What a beautiful and very touching poem Vikcy, thanks so much for sharing:-)

    You've made such stunning cards, love the "snowy" background from the polar bear card!

    Hugs, Inge xOx

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  3. Your cards are both gorgeous Vicki and I thank you for sharing that gorgeous poem. I am also so sad for Sarah and her family, things like this shouldn't happen....

    xxx
    Mariska

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  4. It breaks my heart to read this on your blog. I can't imagine what Sarah and her family are going through. Thank you for sharing the beautiful poem. I have been to purchase my Tree for Henry digi and will get this up on my blog as quick as I can.

    Your cards are fabulous as always hun.

    Big Hugs,
    Nikki x

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  5. Such a wonderful tribute to Henry! Such a tragedy for Sarah and her family. I cannot even imagine their pain. The fundraising stamp is a wonderful idea and such a cute image.

    Love your cards Vicki. Super fabulous and adorable as always! xx

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  6. Oh my gosh Vicki that is so sad. I cannot even begin to imagine how Sarah must be feeling. Kudos to you for helping with the fundraising efforts. I'm sure both Sarah and the Zoo will appreciate the efforts.
    That polar bear card is sooo cute. I will have to get that image and send a card to Ines' mom - she was wondering if we had any polar bears near our home!
    Luv ya
    Jax

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  8. So sad Vicki, my heart goes out to this family. Hugs Cindy xxoo

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  9. Beautiful heartwarming cards, Vicki! I love how you tied the balloon to the monkey's tail and how you coloured Billy dark. It makes such a beautiful moonlight scene!

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  10. That is so sad!! My heart goes out to this family!!

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  11. I was saddened to read of Henry's passing, the poem was lovely and what you are doing for the family touches my heart as I'm sure touches theirs. You are a wonderful friend..
    I love the cards you've created, the giraffe is adorable and the balloon tied off on the monkeys tail is too cute ... and the moonlit stroll card is so sweet! I saw a card on SCS (probably the same one!) with the glitzy snowbanks too just the other day but cannot remember who it was either!

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  12. I'm so sorry to hear about your friend's son, Vicki! This is so sad!!!!! Hugs with tears in my eyes...so sad!

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  13. This set is FUN! I really like the card you made with the eskimo riding the polar bear! Totally cute!

    Cindy :)

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  14. Hey Vicki! Your tribute card to Henry is beautiful. You did a wonderful job coloring the image. Love your choice of dps and colors. . .perfect for the image! Love your second card. . .the scenic background and the moon are fantastic. . .so creative!! Awesome job on this week's release!!

    Maria

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  15. You did a great job with both of your cards! Love the scene you have created on the second one. I love the first card and how you added the wire for the balloon.
    I know what you mean about being busy and visiting blogs! I love coming to visit you too!
    Hugs
    Jodi =)

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  16. Super cute cards Vicki, so sad for Sarah & her family!

    The polar bear card looks awesome with the background you did!

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  17. BEAUTIFUL card in Henry's honor Vicki! I love it! I also have some special candy on my blog to help shower Sarah with love! I would greatly appreciate it if you stopped and took a peek!
    Big Hugs~ Kim

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  18. AWW! Vicki, your cards are just precious hun!! LOVE your image and what a fabulous cause!! BIG HUGS to you!!

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  19. These cards are beautiful! The one using Henry's image is my favorite - great DP and a beautiful poem! ~Tori

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  20. OMG! LOVE Eskimo Billy. Such a clever gal you are!

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  21. Vicki,

    I am so heart broken to hear that a mother has lost a child! I will most certainly be purchasing this stamp in honor of Henry!

    Betty

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  22. Vicki, what a beautiful job you've done on all of your projects. I have always loved that poem you included in your post. I've had Sarah and her family (as well as you & Alicia) on my mind a lot this week. {{HUGS}} to you.

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Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I hope you have a wonderful day and I very much appreciate your sweet comments!

*****Vicki*****