Friday, July 3, 2009

Weiman Family Request & Future Blog Candy

Well, it's Friday and we're in Georgia safe and sound! If you follow my blog, you'll know I never got around to giving you the eye candy I was hoping to on my Sunday post :( Things just got busy at home preparing for our trip.
Oh, and if you don't live in the south, let me tell you, it is HOT here! Wow!! I wanted to go jogging this morning around 9 but took one step outside and quickly rethought that idea! It's soooo humid here. I would have passed out after a quarter of a mile, I'm sure :O) So, I'll try again in the morning at 6 instead. Wish me luck!

My original intent in writing this post was to advertise a request I received from Alicia Weiman. If you are not familiar with the very special Weiman family, please read about sweet Ethan on Alicia's Caringbridge site and these posts on my blog --> Weiman posts.

Recently, Pink Cat Studios created a very special digital stamp set called the Weiman Wranglers. Proceeds from this set will go to the Make A Wish Foundation, Illinois Chapter in honor of Ethan Weiman. This foundation was a blessing to Ethan and his family. From what I remember, they gave the Weiman's a horse, a "little ass", and a barn. Not only that, but when Ethan's beloved horse, Sonador, passed away last Christmas, they replaced his horse with a new one named Questions. What other organization comes through for people in such a HUGE way? I can think of many charitable organizations doing great things, but when it comes to granting the wishes of sick children this one surpasses any that I'm aware of.

Anyway, many compassionate paper crafters have already purchased and created some stunning projects using the Weiman Wranglers. I created a card and a digi card (while I was on vacation in PA) but I didn't really know what I would do with the tangible card. I made it specifically with little Ethan and his sister, Ava in mind. Meaning, I studied all of their photos to see how they dressed...down to the pattern and color. So, when the card was finally finished, I sat there looking at it thinking, what am I going to do with this? I could never give it to anyone, it's Ethan and Ava. I didn't know if I should send it to Alicia, or just hold onto it. BUT, Alicia emailed me the other night and gave me some food for thought. She told me that if I knew of anyone who created a project using the Weiman Wranglers and didn't plan on doing anything with it, she would love to have it as a keepsake. She's putting all of them in a book because she loves to look at everyone's creations from the set.

So, I haven't sent her mine yet, but I brought it with me and will post it tomorrow! I'm so happy that she asked for the creations because now I feel like mine really had a purpose :O) If you created something with the Weiman Wranglers set and would like to send it to Alicia, please email me and I'll forward her address to you! You can find my email address under the About Me page on my blog.

Okay, so apparently my blogoversary was yesterday! Mind you, I had no idea until I logged on today because we spent the day driving to Georgia :) Thank you to the few who wished me a happy blogoversary and let me know! LOL That being said, I think this is a fitting time to finally offer some blog candy!! I have quite a few duplicate stamping items at home that have never been used, and tons of paper and embellishments that I'm sure I could do without. I also have a Cricut and a Sizzix machine that I could easily make some die cut giveaways from! Soooo, when I get home, I'll put together some blog candy for you all :O) Keep an eye out...I have some cool things just sitting there waiting for a good home.

Last but not least. We are not doing a My Time to Create Challenge this Saturday due to the holiday weekend. Everyone is just so busy it we're taking a week off! You can view previous challenges on my left sidebar if you want to participate in one that you didn't have a chance to the first time! We would LOVE to see what you come up with if you do! Please leave a comment here to let me know if you played along with a previous challenge so I can check out your creations!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a SAFE, relaxing 4th of July holiday!!


Keri Brown said...

Your in Georgia? I live in georgia.. too bad i didn't know you were coming.. we could have hooked up and met... Hope you enjoy your time in the heat... I love it... :)

akagreenhouse said...

Happy blogoversary! And happy 4th!

Heather Schlatter said...

Great post Kristin wonder if you are still in georgia since I am late in getting here!!!

Yep if you want to re-send me their address one more time I have her card in an envelope ready to go to her when I have an address!!!

Enjoy your fun time!!!


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