Sunday, February 23, 2014

STS#14: Hello!

Sharing a card I made for the Seize the Sketch's sketch #14

The papers and the Bingo card are all from the "24/7" 6x6 pad by Simple Stories.
The arrow die is by MFT called "Lead the Way".
I used my MS circle cutter for the 4" circle in the background.


Here's the sketch:

Thanks for stopping by the blog.
Please check out my Card Drive for Emma, for a little girl battle Leukemia in Ohio.
Details are HERE. 
I am offering prizes and the drive goes until July!
Have a great day, Kelly

Monday, February 17, 2014

Fusion 4: Hello

Decided to play along with the Fusion challenge this week.  
The papers are by Simple Stories.  

Here's a close-up of the "hello".
I cut it out of DCWV glitter paper using my Cameo and layered it on top of 
about 5 cuts of adhesive backed cardstock by AC.
I off-set the top layer for a cool shadow.
Thanks to a Lawn Fawn video!


I was inspired by both the butterflies and the sketch!

Love to have you join my Card Drive for Emma.
Details are HERE!!!!
I am offering some prizes.

Thanks for visiting,

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Made with Love

Sharing a card I made for the current Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Have a Heart
This one will go to Emma.  
I am hosting a card drive for a 7yr old girl diagnosed with Leukemia.
The drive goes until July 2014!
You can get the details HERE on how to join the drive.  
I am offering prizes (one is to Simon Says Stamp).


I found the washi tape at Michaels.  
The "you" was die cut in red and the "are loved" was stamped 
with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Thanks for visiting,

Sunday, February 9, 2014

STS#13: Card for Emma

Hi There. 

Sharing a card I made for the Seize the Sketch #13 challenge.
This little card is for Emma, a 7 yrd old recently diagnosed with Leukemia. I am hosting a card drive for her and would love to have card makers join me in the drive.  
The information is HERE.
I am offering prizes!

This little card is all "fawned" up with Lawn Fawn products!
I used 3 Lawn Fawn stamp sets and the Dewey Decimal 6x6 pad for the card.


Here's the sketch:

Stamps and Papers by Lawn Fawn

Thanks for visiting.
I hope you will check out the card drive for Emma!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


Card Drive is now closed.  
Thanks to all who participated.
Please check the WINNERS post HERE.

Hello cardmakers. 

About a year and a half ago I held a successful card drive (250+) for my friend's daughter, Addison, who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in September of 2012.  Addison and her sisters LOVED getting all the cards and she and her family continue to battle the cancer.  Her treatment plans goes until 2015!

With a sad heart, I am coming back to the card making community to make cards for another little 7 year girl named Emma who goes to the same school as Addison and was also diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia back in October 2013.  The first year of treatment was really challenging for Addison.  Addison's mom asked if I could host a drive to bring a smile to Emma and her family as they face this tough first year and beyond.  

From the family: 
Tuesday, October 22, Emma went in for a quick check of a persistent cough as well as to address some concerns about her recent fatigue and pale coloring. A chest x-ray didn’t reveal any fluid in her lungs but her primary care physician detected an enlarged spleen. She suggested we take Emma for blood work to rule out mononucleosis. Within an hour of the blood work we had preliminary results of severe anemia. At this point, her primary care physician gently warned us of a possible diagnosis of leukemia. By 2pm that afternoon we were checking into the hematology/oncology clinic at Dayton Children’s and meeting the amazing staff who would travel this 2+ year journey with us.

My goal is 104 cards minimum (received over 200 for Addie) 
to give her a card a week for two years. 

You can read more about Emma's diagnosis and journey on her Caring Bridges page. You may have to create an account to read the posts.

If you would like to help encourage her on her journey here are some guidelines:

  • Cards can be anything cheery, encouraging, supportive, etc.You can include or incorporate kid-friendly jokes! Please avoid get well card and reminders of being sick.  Please avoid holiday specific cards so the cards can be used anytime over the next two years. 
  • Emma loves the colors green, purple and blue.  She has no siblings. She has two dogs, a cat and a fish.  She LOVES horses and bunnies.  She enjoys horseback riding, swimming, dancing and singing. 
  • All cards need to have a positive message in it for the child/family.  Please also sign your name and the city or state where you are from.  There could be a geography lesson in there!  Also, please don't seal the envelope, as the parents might want to preview cards before Emma sees them.
  • Please stick to just cards or lightweight things like stickers, etc. if you'd like to put something in the card.  I will be delivering the cards to Addison's family and they will then get the cards to Emma's family so no additional shipping costs will be incurred.
  • You are welcome to send store-bought cards, but they will not be eligible for prizes.
  • There is no need to send money or postage with your cards. 
  •  In each package, PLEASE include a piece of paper with your name and email address and how many cards you sent . This helps in keeping track for prizes!  For each handmade card you send, you will get a chance for a prize.  So the more cards you send, the better your chances; however, one prize per person. 
  • PLEASE SHARE this post on your blog, etc. Maybe consider making a card for Emma using a sketch or color challenge.  The more people who see this, the better!
  • Winners of prizes will be randomly drawn on or around July 20, 2014 and notified on this blog and via email (must be provided with cards and written clearly).

All cards can be mailed to the following address: 

Kelly Bertram
P.O Box 58388
Cincinnati, Ohio 45258

I am offering PRIZES to my favorite stores:

Prize 1:  $20 gift certificate to the Lawn Fawn shop
Prize 2: $20 gift certificate to A Cherry On Top online store
Prize 3:$20 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp online store
Prize 4: $20 gift certificate to I{heart}papers online store
Prize 5: a $50 gift certificate to  neckStyles™ for the infinity scarf or scarves of your choice donated by Patti from stationery Styles blog.

Please feel free to share this card drive with others. I am a baby blog with few followers and would be so grateful if you can share this on your blog.  Use challenge blogs for your inspiration (maybe you'll be a double winner!). 
Thank you so much for your generosity.
I pray these cards will lift the spirits of the family and bring them little moments of comfort and joy during this difficult time.  

They have a very long road ahead of them and you can make it a bit smoother.  

If you want to send a card for Addison,
 just put her name on the card envelope and send it to the same address listed above.

If you have any additional questions not addressed above, 
please email me at kellybertram(at)hotmail(dot)com.