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! 



  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 (:

  2. Wonderful card well done.. Take Care

  3. Great design! perfect colors for a guy card.
    Thank you for joining in my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge.
    DIANA L.

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


  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

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


  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!
    Karen C (Sassy Sister)

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