Tuesday, August 31, 2010

My Sweet Baby Kale!

Now how cute is this? Kale is wearing an outfit that I had for Ethan when he was little. Isn't he adorable! The older he gets, the more he looks like his big brother! He did really well sitting on his bike. Kale is growing up so fast. He is 9 months old already!

Saturday, August 14, 2010


Today's JUGS challenge is a technique and Pam has chosen a "Wild Wild West" theme in memory of my son, Ethan. We lost our Ethan to neuroblastoma cancer last June and today we are hosting a blood drive in his memory from 10 to 4 at the Red Cross in Quincy, IL and then next weekend, August 20th and 21st, we are hosting Ethan's Rodeo. The proceeds from the rodeo will be going to neuroblastoma research. We are very excited to do this in Ethan's memory. If you have been wondering why I've been away for so long, I've been quite busy behind the scenes gearing up for the big event. I know many of you don't live near us, but if you would like to donate to the event you can "donate a ticket" on the website.

Theresa Momber (from Gina K) is our special guest designer http://craftingtheweb.blogspot.com/ She will also be donating one of her stamp sets called "Out West" to one lucky winner. (Thanks to Theresa for her generosity.) Here's a link to the set Out West.

Here are some other links to digi stamps from Pink Cat Studio that were originally released in memory of Ethan to raise money for Make-A-Wish.

Cowboy "Ethan"
Cowgirl "Ava"
Cow Poke

I decided to use my new canvas that I purchased from Archivers last weekend and make a piece for my living room. I LOVE how it turned out. I used the Out West Set for the cowboy hat, several embellishments from Jolee's Boutique, and then I stamped the penants from Stampin' Up's set, Party This Way. The letters were just printed from my computer and punched out with a circle punch. Hope you enjoy all of the creations the JUGS team has for you. Have a great weekend! Here is Kale at 8 months (although he turned 9 months old yesterday)
Here is my Ava Girl just after her 4th Birthday!