Tuesday, March 27, 2007

A Post In Three Acts

Act 1.
I want to share something extremely personal and close to my heart in hopes that a few of you out there might feel compelled to donate to an extremely worthy cause. I won't go into the long details {you can read more about our journey on my Hubby's site devoted to our daughter ...
Miss Mira's or search by her name at kidsepilepsy.com}. The bottom line is we're doing the Trolley Run this year (for the 2nd time! hooray!) and we're running (pushing strollers) in honor of our daughter. The Trolley Run is the biggest fundraiser for the Children's Center for the Visually Impaired. Mira receives therapy (from the most wonderful gal) through CCVI. We just want to give back. Here's a link to the TEAM MIRA page ...

TEAM MIRA 2007

You can read all about our pledge drive and donate if you feel so inclined. Thank you so much. I've also posted a permanent link at the top of the sidebar. Pass it on. Here's a photo of who we're running for ... (isn't she so sweet!?)


Act 2.

I've been promising blog candy (aka LOVE ME) for weeks. I'm sure all two of you out there think I'm a massive FLAKE! I didn't forget, honest. Blame it on mommy-brain. Anyway ... drum roll please .... here it is:


Yes. That is an actual AMUSE stamp in there. It says "have a SUPER day!" Sounds perfect for Superbella doesn't it??? Also the little prego gal from Mike's, a bunch of wire-stemmed paper flowers, a making memories charm frame and 2 (A4 / 3"x5") cards w/ envelopes from Paper Source. Here's a close up ...

I will have that random number generator thing-a-ma-bob pick a number. Leave a comment on this post and I'll pick a number between 1 and however many comments are left here before Sunday at 10pm, CDT. Winner takes all. Good luck.


Act 3.

Now, I have some actual stamping to share. I finished Jen Del Muro's Blogger's Challenge. Here's my card #2: (scroll down to see the first)


I like this card but I'm not sure if I did two cards that are different enough-- which was the point of the challenge. I enjoyed this a lot and it definitely was a fun exercise for me, regardless. Just goes to show I need to get out there and do more challenges.

What can I say about this card? Let's see ... there are stardust stickles in the center of the flower which is on dimensionals. I stamped the "stem" in olive but colored it in with celery. I used the patterned paper (and the 'dream') from the SAB scrap kit. I sponged with olive on both the whisper white and patterned layer and then I sponged the bashful layer with brocade. It's also a 4 1/4" square card. The bling factor on this card got a teensy bit out of hand -- the crystals are Crystals from the Paper Studio.

Thanks for visiting.

22 comments:

Allison said...

She is adorable! I will go check out your links! The card you did for Jen's challenge is spot on...too bad I didn't have this set (of course, it's not a fav [at least not enough to order!]) so I could join in the fun!

Tracy said...

Your daughter is beautiful and from reading your husband's blog I can tell that you are both loving and devoted parents! Thanks for the opportunity to be entered for the blog candy. Tracy H.

Cheryl said...

What a beautiful little gal with such great parents. I love reading your blog and would love to get this blog candy. I have admired the amuse stamps from afar. thanks for the opportunity and thanks for sharing your life with us.
Cheryl

CAKVD said...

You little girl reminds me of mine. She is sweet! Thanks for offering the blog candy - it's really cool!
Cheryl Kelly-Van Domelen

doverdi said...

What an adorable little girl. She has a smile that really lights up. I like your challenge card too. Thanks for sharing.

Anouk Martin said...

What a sweet little girl you have. Way too cute! The blog candy is awesome. Very pretty paper!

Dawn Mercedes said...

I have a preggo sister so that stamp would be great for a card for her!

Dawn Mercedes said...

I have a preggo sister so that stamp would be great for a card for her!

Peggy said...

Thanks for the info ~good luck on the trolley run! She IS the sweetest thing...

Thanks for sharing...

Debby said...

Miss Mira is adorable! Just want to reach out and give her a big ol hug. On your blog top right corner it says to click here to see how you can help team mira yet I don't see an actual link. You can send me the info if you like. Also I think your doodle card is waaayyy cute! Have a great day!

tyrymom29 said...

Your daughter is beautiful....I loved reading your blog ....Thanks for the chance !!

Angel Wilde said...

Cute cards!And even cuter Mira! Good luck on your run!

Anonymous said...

I just love your blog. I will check out your daughters story....

Kristi

Cindy Keery said...

What a cutie your daughter is!

Thanks for offering such nice blog candy.

Cindy

Julie said...

Very pretty card for Jen's challenge - I love what you did with it. Pretty picture of your daughter too!

MiMi's Place said...

I have been following your husband's blog about your daughter since I started following your blog. It never ceases to amze me how God gives children with special needs such wonderful and loving parents. Mira is a lucky little girl to have a mommy and daddy like the two of you.

I like the Doodle card, but she steals the attention today.

Nancy

Melissa said...

Thanks for sharing the info. on Mira! Your blog is awesome!!!

mjb coffee said...

I love your Doodle cards. I want to order that set. When I saw the green one, I thought nothing could be prettier that one; then I saw the pink one I saw the other day. that's the one I adore. I like those two swirly things on it.

trulycanadiangirl said...

you little irl is so cute! Love teh card sweet blog candy. good luck with the run!

Gina Wrona said...

Sweet everything is just awesome!
I'm so glad Allison had a link on her blog to yours so I could enter.

Momabellah said...

Your daughter is so adorable. Good luck on your run! Thanks for the chance!

Deb said...

Miss Mira is so cute. I hope the run goes well.