Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Make A Wish Come True Snail Mail Card

This was in an email I received yesterday from the Pink By Design Newsletter...

Make a Wish Come True

Today we have been made aware of a little boy in Iowa who is fighting leukemia.  We would like to participate in helping his wish coming true by encouraging all of you to use your creativity to make this happen.  Here is what was posted on our Facebook page:

"Max Low is a 12 year old from Neola, Iowa. He has been battling cancer for half of his life. His doctors recently told his parents to enjoy the time they have left with him. His wish is to get 1 million cards. He has currently gotten about 23,000. If you would like to help Max get his wish, please
 send a get well card to the following address: Mighty Max Low, C/O Greg and Bambi Low, PO Box 111, Neola, IA 51559"

There was an article that was written about him in the Omaha World Herald in 2009 you can see it here

I have been very fortunate to be blessed with my children.  I thank God everyday that besides a few broken bones, my kids are generally healthy.  I could not even imagine the pain this family is going through and my heart and prayers go out to them.  I really wanted to make a card to help Mighty Max reach his Max-a-Million goal!  I am going to enter it into several challenges also to try to get the word out to as many people as possible!  Let's help this kid's wish come true!!
I love this fabulous grass paper and also the cobblestone paper that I found in my scrap pile!  My card became more of a "I want to make you Smile today" rather than a "Get Well" card.  Doesn't the Snail sliding down the sidewalk remind you of Spring!  Here is the little Snail Mail message he is carrying!  I'll include my Get Well Message inside the card so it fits into Max's Goal!

Products Used:
  • Stampin' Up! Scrap CS, ribbon and punch for the Snail Mail
  • Scrap Pile pattern papers
  • B is for Boy Cricut Cartridge
  • My Pink Stamper More Punnylicious Stamp Set (snail mail)
  • Pink By Design Scripted Year Stamp Set (cherish today)
  • Signo White Gel Pen
  • Google Eyes
Scrappy Moms Stamps Terrific Tuesday Challenge B is for Boy/Sugar & Spice
The Paper Variety Get Well Soon Challenge
Creative Sisters Monday Challenge #3 Think Spring 
Scraps 4 Fun Use Your Scraps Challenge
GAB Challenges #5 Color Challenge (Now this challenge was to use Pear Pizzaz, Early Expresso, and Crumb Cake but I did not have any scraps in these colors big enough to make the Snail.  I tried to use a green, dark brown, and light brown to fit into the challenge and I hope this is close enough.  If not, please feel free to remove my link for this challenge.  Thanks ladies)

Wow!  One card, 5 different challenge themes!  I hope this gets the message out there and I hope it inspires you to make a card for Mighty Max so he can reach his Max a Million Card Goal!  Thanks for stopping by today!

This card was a top pick at GAB Challenges
Thank you ladies!


Scrappy Mel said...

Wow - 5 Challenges in one and for a wonderful cause! That is so sweet of you and I'm sure Max will love it! Thank you so much for joining us at Scrappy Moms Stamps! :)

Ash said...

This is super cute!!! Great Job!!! And Thank you for commenting to let me know that I won FCCB; I would have never


Suzy said...

Super cute card Amber! I know it will bring a smile to Max's face. Thanks for sharing your cheerful snail with us at The Paper Variety! :)

liz at liz's paper loft said...

great card! he is going to love it! thanks for playing with us at scrappy moms stamps!
liz :o)

Patti Ross said...

WOW, this is a great card! Definitely will bring a smile to everyone's face that sees it!

Thanks for joining in the challenge at Creative Sisters Monday Challenge.

Patti Ross

~jan said...

What a sweet card, Amber and for such a deserving boy! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Paper Variety!

the cricutologist said...

This card is great! I need to post my card for Max too. Thanks for your kind comment. I'm glad you liked the music! I play it while I scrap! Fun! I'm your newest follower!

patti west said...

hi Amber, what a wonderful person you are to make this card to cheer up a sick little boy. So thoughtful!! It will certainly make him smile. Thanks for playing at The Paper Variety!

Becky said...

I totally love this card. Thnka for playing along in this weeks GAB Challenge.


Kristie said...

What a sweet card! I'm sure Max will love it. I really like all the white doodling you did, it really helps define the snail.

Nikki T said...

This is such a cute card. Thank you for sharing what it was made for. I'm actually going to be sending a card to Max as well. Thanks for joining us this week at GAB Challenges.

Courtney Johnston said...

Beautiful card and wonderful cause. Your colors are great and used very well! Thanks for joining us at GAB!

Linda Therrien said...

I always wonder how to use the photo paper - like the one you used for grass - you have answered my question - great great card, love that snail!! You are such a great kind hearted person to make cards for children that need a smile.

Thank you for joining us on Creative Sisters Monday challenge


Angie said...

Love it! The rocks under the snail look real!!!

April said...

Oh my, how cute!! I really love this design. :) Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Variety!
- April