Friday, June 8, 2012

A RAK Card for Buttons & Twine Challenge

If you are part of the Canadian Crafters Facebook group, then you probably read about how proud Sharon Greenaway is of her son Brandon - he's graduating from high school this month.  Brandon has special needs, so his mom wants to make his graduation a very special occasion for him.  She's appealed to our group, asking for willing crafters  to send Brandon a key chain from their hometown.  Since I worked with a group of special needs kids at the high school in Burns Lake in 2008, I've had a bit of a soft spot for those with developmental delays and difficulties.  And now, having my son Nolan recently diagnosed with Asperger's, Sharon's request hits especially close to home.  So, I searched all over 100 Mile House and finally found a key chain for Brandon (not much of a selection, I'm telling ya!)  Then I sat down to create this card for him: 

Here's a couple of close-ups (note the buttons and twine - added especially for the June Challenge at Seriously Creative Challenges, hope you can join in this month):
What do you think?  I hope Brandon will like it, and because I thought the 100 Mile House key chain looked so boring, I decided to send him an Australian key chain as well.  If anyone reading this would like to send Brandon a key chain, you still have time - leave me a comment and I'll pass the address your way!

I'm entering this card into these challenges:

DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge - Card for a man
Pixie Dust Studio - Use three or more patterned papers
Sassy Studio Designs - Use something wet (I used Glimmer Mist on my card base!)

Well, that's it for today!  I'm feeling marginally better, but still a bit congested.  Brenna's napping so maybe I'll go have a little snooze, too!  But...probably the dishes need doing more.  The dilemma of a stay-at-home mom!

Oh, PS - this card was entirely cased (and very blatantly) from this one I found on pinterest! 



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10 comments:

  1. What a nice simple card (: I'll have to go check out the post on Facebook and send him a key chain from Sudbury. I don't think they make them for my hometown ):
    So how are you liking Sarah's Key?? I read that a couple of years ago. Great story even though it's so sad.
    I hope you're feeling better soon!!! You need the sleep so take the nap (:

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  2. Wonderful card well done.. Take Care

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  3. Great design! perfect colors for a guy card.
    Thank you for joining in my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge.
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  4. love this!!! I'm a happy new follower!

    Candace
    scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com

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  5. Lovely CAS card!
    Thank you for joining us in the "Add something Wet" challenge over at Sassy Studio Designs! Good Luck on the draw!
    Ruza - SSD DT

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  6. Super cool CAS card..........Thank you for joining us in the "Add something Wet" challenge over at Sassy Studio Designs!!!!!!
    Good Luck!!!

    SOMA (SSD DT)

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  7. This is awesome! Thanks for sharing! Glad you came to play in the 'Add A Splash' challenge at Sassy Studio Designs this week! Best of luck in the draw!
    Hugs,
    Karen C (Sassy Sister)
    www.busybusyhoneybee.wordpress.com

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  8. Very cute Roxy! I bet he will love it.

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