Jan 23, 2014

Card for Jonah and a Big Thank You

What do you send to a 4 year old boy with kidney cancer, particularly one you do not know?  Frankly, it doesn't really matter as long as it is age appropriate and gets put in the mail, rather then tossed in a box.... .   I went with a cute image and a simple statement that I thought this little boy would understand.

Susan Raihala wrote about Jonah several times on her blog.  She is collecting and delivering cards for him.  That is very sweet and kind of her to do.

Stamps:  WPlus9 Bitty Valentines and gingham background by Impression Obsession
Ink:  Versamagic Aegean Blue and Red Rocket, and Ranger Archival Black
Other:  Ranger Glossy Accents, WPlus9 dies that coordinate with the set, dimensional, $$ to pay for all this stuff


And now some big and sincere thanks.  First to Susan, again, for mentioning my last post on her blog. Very kind. 

And thank so very much to each of you who took the time to read and to comment on that post.  I even received a few emails from readers with more to share.  I guess rejection, failure, or feeling like a failure, is a universal experience.  Your comments made me feel so much better about something that happened recently to me that had been bothering me.  

And, finally, I am so glad and grateful that some former readers found me again, and I am very happy to welcome new readers.  I do not post as often as I would like to because my job takes up most of my day, and sometimes my evenings as well.  Hopefully that will change!


jkbrochad said...

Thank you for making a card for Jonah. He will love it! I so appreciate your kindness. Jonah's Nana~

Denise said...

I'm so glad that Susan mentioned you on her blog! I have been following (stalking?) you on each of your blogs. I love both your stamping and your thinking -- you make me think about my stamping (hoarding?) in different ways.


Susie said...

Great card.

Leanna said...

I think you are smart. There, I said it:-)

Starla said...

CUTE!! I'm sure Jonah will love it (and giggle about the penguin and "cool" pun. 4 year old boys giggle at things like that. Actually, so do 13, 16, and 18 year old boys but they usually add some "manly man" sounds, shoves, etc., along with it!!)

Anita in France said...

What a sweet card for a sweet little boy, Joan! Anita :)

Jennifer Scull said...

gosh, Joan, not sure what happened that your blog updates weren't landing in my email like they were supposed to..... those yahoo gremlins play havoc with me sometimes! so sorry I have missed so much!

this card is wonderful! I'm sure he is going to love it! and thanks for letting me know about the card collection. I'll pop over and read more about it.

take care and enjoy your weekend! :)

Jaya Christina said...

oh.. i am so glad i found you.. again :)

Leigh Penner said...

This is such a sweet card!