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I have two children. My daughter Jennifer is 27 and my son Christopher is 25. And two step-sons, Trevor and Adam ages 24 and 26 along with their beautiful wives Emily and Julie and their babies, Noah and Madisyn. I also have I've been married for 12 years to my husband Gary. I'm a full time Junior High Language Arts teacher and stamping is one of my passions. All products I use are from Stampin' Up! Be sure to visit my Stampin' Up! website to view my calendar of events by clicking on the link to the right!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Nature Walk Thank You

Hello Everyone!

I know this stamp set is no longer available, but this is something that I wanted to share anyway, because let's face it, if you own the stamp set (Nature Walk) you are probably using it.

This is a thank you card that I created for all of the wonderful people that attended and donated online to my step-son's fundraising event.  It was held back on April 2nd at a local restaurant.  It was called "A Night Out with Trevor Cauler." 

As some of you may already know, on October 27 of this past year, he was in his apartment when someone drove past his apartment complex around 11:30 at night and fired randomly into his apartment.  As he was entering his bedroom, one of the bullets hit him in the shoulder and traveled to the fifth vertebrae at the base of his neck, leaving him a quadriplegic for the rest of his life.  They haven't yet found the person who has done this.  At any rate, Trev spent most of the last few months in rehab at Denver's Craig hospital that specializes in spinal cord and brain injuries.  He was unemployed at the time of the incident and without any type of medical insurance, so you can bet he's drowning in medical expenses.  He needs all kinds of special equipment now.  Trevor is doing well emotionally and is living with his mom. 

On the brighter side of things, shortly after the  incident he learned that he was going to be a father this coming June 20th.  Which only means  one thing, dare I say it...I am going to be a...Grandma! :)  That makes me feel old!  :)  But this little baby, Noah, has been a blessing in disguise in that it has given Trevor something to look forward to and live for.  We can't wait for his arrival.

The colors I used on this card are Soft Suede and Very Vanilla.  The tag on the front was printed on my computer as I didn't have the stamp set with this sentiment, but I thought it fitting for the occasion.  I also used the Framed Tulips embossing folder (121809--$7.95) which is still available from the Occasions Mini and the Top Note Die for the Big Shot.  The Crumb Cake seam binding is also still available (122332--$6.95).  The First Edition dsp is also a carrry over (121878--$11.95).  You get a big bang for your buck with this dsp as you get 24 sheets of double sided paper.

There is a link on the right had side of my page that will take you to the entire list of carry over items from the Occasions Mini, and a link at the top right that will take you to my online store.

Hope you like what I've had to share today.  Until next time...

Happy Stamping~


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