Sunday, September 21, 2008

IT ONLY TAKES ONE...

GinaK Designs illustrator, Carolyn King recently shared this heartfelt post regarding her recent stamp set, Whimsical Autumn. Carolyn talked about her "Mamo" - her grandma that passed away recently from the effects of Alzheimer's. She told us 100% of her proceeds from this set would go to the Alzheimer's Association, ALWAYS. I had the privilege of serving as a GinaK guest designer and can tell you, this company and their team are one of the best. I applaud Carolyn and GinaK for using their talents to contribute to so many worthwhile causes. It is important to give back, and it is a blessing to participate. I chose this apple basket for my first card. To me it symbolized a grouping, a bunch, plus one. The one apple is Cammie, the bunch is everyone that is connected to Cammie to raise awareness and funds. And, more are being added to the basket to join the fight and raise necessary funds for Alzheimers. It only takes one, one spark to get the fire going! Thank you, Cammie! The apples and basket are colored with Copic markers, simple gold tone hardware with ribbon treatment on the side! Scor pal embossing on top and bottom edges for added interest.
A little more than a week ago, Julie Koerber, Flourishes Design Team Coordinator notified the Flourished DT that they really wanted to contribute somehow to this cause. Many on the Flourishes team too have been affected by this horrendous disease. So, the Flourishes Design Team and Friends of Flourishes Blog Team ordered the set and decided to post a card on a day that means so much, TODAY - September 21st - World Alzheimer's Day.
I chose this pumpkin image and created a card in honor of Julie's Grandpaand all the Flourishes loved ones affected by Alzheimers. Be sure to visit Julie's blog along with the other Flourish DT members, Cindy Haffner, Cindy Lawrence, Leslie Miller, Susan Roberts, Faith Hofrichter, Laura Fredrickson, Jan Marie Caruso, Sharon Doolittle, Nancy Kirk, and Joan Bardee to check out what whimsical creating they have been up to!
It is mind boggling to say the least that 5 million Americans live with Alzheimers. Every 71 seconds, someone will develop it and Alzheimers is the sixth leading cause of death. How humbled, blessed and proud I am to be a small part of this community. Be sure to visit Cammie's blog for more information and spectacular blog candy opportunities!
Have a blessed Sunday, we have another house showing today, had a garage sale this past Friday and Saturday, and I am having blog hopping withdrawl, big time! I can't wait to see what all of you have been up to! See you soon!

23 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful, TFS.

Joan B said...

What a beautiful post. I love your thoughts about the basket and the extra apple!! And, of course, your cards rock!

Leslie Miller said...

A beautiful post and beautiful cards, Barb. I like the curlies on the pumpkin. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with your cards.

Julie Koerber said...

Barb... words can't say how touched I was by your post. I am standing with Joan when I say how much I love the thought you put into your apple card. It does take one and hopefully, in our lives we can be that "one" who takes on a cause and makes the world a better place! Your cards and beautiful - not only because they rock but because they stand for something so special! Thanks my friend!

Sewflake said...

Love your clean lines, the crisp feel of your colors and designs.

Rose Ann said...

Both of your cards are so pretty, Barb!! I love the ribbon on your first one, and the curly vines on you pumpkin!!

Ashley said...

Gorgeous symbolic card! And a lovely post to support such a great cause!

NancyK said...

Both cards are fabulous!! Your coloring is so good! Thanks for playing along!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Both cards are wonderful, love the vines on the pumpkins.

Markie's Mom said...

Barb, these are beautiful!

Melanie said...

what a terrific post Babr! i especially like your story about how Cammie is the one apple, GO CAMMIE! beautiful card, long live Flourishes!!!

Elena said...

Very beautiful card! I like your thoughts about the basket and one extra apple!!!

Donna said...

beautiful cards & such a sweet, heartfelt post. you're so special, Barb! *hugs*

Joan Fricker said...

Barb,
Love those cards. Everything is wonderful about both of them. Great cause too!

Joan

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards, and lovely thoughts to go with them. The apple card, particularly, seems to leap off the screen to me. The ribbon and button were just the perfect accompaniments. The curly vines on the pumpkin one were paper?
Gail S.

Linsey said...

what stunning cards and even more special due to the special meaning behind them. Lovely post and words for Cammie--I would have known you would be a part of this wonderful cause-you are so thoughtful and kind hearted, Barb. You warm my heart just reading your words--beautiful work, as always, my friend. Hugs and smiles and tfs! :)

Janine said...

Fabulous card Barb...

Jessica said...

Beautiful cards, Barb!

Cammie's set is so beautiful and fun to play with and benefits such an amazing cause... what a blessing to see so many gather together for this!

Allison said...

These are so boldly colored...great job!

Savor the Journey said...

Mercy! Both are beautifully done! So happy not to have to choose between the two!

~Bev

Susan (rainy) said...

Both your cards are absolutely gorgeous! Love the "one apple" thought, Barb. Wonderful post.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Fabulous cards for such an amazing event!!! You are so inspirational!!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

These are both just stunning, Barb!!! Fabulous coloring and what a nicely written post promoting Cammie's cause!!! TFS!!!