Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Drawn Together...a call to help the children in Newtown, CT ...

Hi everyone...

The other day I was on facebook and saw several of my friends link to Amber Kemp-Gerstel's website -- she is not only a fellow artist, she is also a child psychologist -- and she has a wonderful way to help out the children that went through the horrible events this past Friday in Newton, CT.



She wants supplies to be donated to make creative kits for the children - many studies show that children express themselves through art, when they sometimes cannot form the words to share how they feel --- I actually purged a lot of my scrappy supplies recently and donated them to Brookie's Children's Hospital -- so I couldn't help there --- but.....

Amber is also asking for uplifting encouraging cards to be made for the children of Sandy Hook Elementary -- a lot of these kids will be going to the Newton Youth & Family Services Center and they are going to need help -- and one way to help is to give them an uplifting, encouraging card --

sooooo you all know that when a card is needed, I try and jump in and help :)

So yesterday, I made 16 cards to send to Amber for this wonderful cause .... 

Here are the cards I am sending --



I used Nikki Sivils Beatrice collection, SRM Stickers, EAD stickers, and some goodies that Michelle H. sent me :)
 






And for those that don't know ... the parents all come to our house for dinner every Sunday -- and since the whole family was here, I decided they would all help sign the cards for the kids :)
They all happily helped out :)



And here is the inside of one of the cards that we all signed :)




If you are interested in helping -- please head over to Amber's Blog post to read all her instructions -- she is accepting donations of product, cards for the children and donations to help buy supplies for the creative kits .... I am so happy I found her -- I don't have the means to help out the Newton community the way I would like to, so just this little bit I am contributing feels like I am helping :) 
 

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)

43 comments:

  1. Pretty sweet creations. I love these.

    Sudha
    sudha-kalra.blogspot.in

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  2. This is wonderful...I'm sure she will get lots of takers. Great positive way to help the kids:):):)

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  3. Julie, you have such a big heart! Thanks for all you do!! I love your cards and hope they will be a big success! Hugs!!

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  4. Thank you so much, Julie, for doing this. You are the sweetest person - beautiful on the inside and out!!!

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  5. Thanks Julie. Guess what the kids and I have planned after school!!
    Hugs xxx

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  6. You are one very special lady Julie. Bless you for always caring.

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  7. Your heart is as fantastic as your creativity! What a wonderful cause to be giving to. I will be heading over to Amber's blog.

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  8. Great cards Julie, I love the inside sentiment and the fact that you got everyone including the parents involved in the process.

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  9. These are beautiful, Julie. Such a selfless and loving thing for you to do and for your family to participate in.

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  10. LOVE this post...love your family:)

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  11. I just saw this post on another blog and think this is such a wonderful idea. LOVE that you have created all these beautiful cards to send. You and your family are amazing. Brought tears to my eyes, my friend!

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  12. Wonderful cards and what a wonderful gesture!

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  13. Julie this is such a warm, loving thing to do! Your cards are fabulous....they will mean so much to those children!!!!!

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  14. Oh Julie this was such a sweet, caring idea!!!

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  15. You guys are amazing!! Will check the blog

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  16. Oh, Julie this is such a great idea!
    And I love that the whole family helped!!!

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  17. TFS! And what beautiful cards! Be blessed!

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  18. you have the sweetest spirit!!! Love the cards and the idea but most the follow through:)

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  19. Love getting the whole family involved!! Will check it out.. it's time to purge my stuff!! Take care & Merry Christmas!!

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  20. Thank you so much for posting this. Your cards are amazing and are making me cry! I am headed over to your friends site to see what I can do.

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  21. Awesome cards! You have such a caring heart! Hugs my friend.

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  22. such a great idea!!! LOVE LOVE the quote you wrote in the card!!

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  23. Such wonderful cards, Julie! You are än angel, so very thoughtful with the biggest heart ever!

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  24. Well now I'm crying again. Love what you wrote in the cards. And the cards are all adorable too...

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  25. I will certainly join this too. I will be home this evening where I am hopeful I can find some peace to do this. I am also sending a letter to our local pro baseball team. I think they should jump on these bandwagons as they have the means to help so many. I want to honor James, the nephew of my niece Holly's friend who perished! Amber is a light shining thru this darkness for sure. Thanks Julie. Love to all of you! Anne

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  26. What a wonderful opportunity. Thanks for providing the information and link. Your cards are amazing! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  27. Your cards are so wonderful Julie. I especially love that you got everyone to sign them. Just beautiful!!

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  28. So amazing! I love the sentiment inside the cards and the outsides are so cheery. Perfect!!!

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  29. You're an amazing awesome lady/mother!!! Awesome cards Julie :)

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  30. Fantastic! Oh, Julie, I am so glad you shared this. I will share it too, and definitely send supplies and cards. Thank you!!!

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  31. Gosh I have missed so much here. So sorry I have been so slow at getting around. But I did take a peek at what I missed Cause you know I love seeing what you create!

    This is so sweet. Those children are just going to love these. That is so sweet of you. You have the biggest heart my friend.

    Wish you and your family a happy week!

    Hugs~

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  32. Great cards for a great cause, I am joining you Julie!

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  33. Julie! I am speechless and maybe crying just a little, what a wonderful thoughtful idea and how cool everyone shared signing them with you!

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  34. LOVE all of your sweet cards, Julie. Thanks for the blog link.

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  35. Julie you are one big-hearted lady who cheers me up every day when your latest blog post appears in my email in box. I, along with the whole world was affected by this latest senseless tragedy and what you've done so selflessly is magnificent. I dont get to post much these days but I just had to add my comment.xxx

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  36. what a lovely prayer in the card. you are a good soul. You take for granted that your kids will come home everyday, who would have thought a school would be scary.

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  37. Love that the whole family has roped in to help with this cause. The kids need all the support they can get.
    I'll be sending some cards too.

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  38. What a beautiful idea and I truly love that you all have family Sunday dinner together!!

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  39. Adorable cards and it's so special that your whole family played a part!

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  40. This is awesome!!
    Love that you all made cards!! Ellie and I will make some on Wed and Im emailing the lady to see where I can send some pattern paper envelopes and children saftey scissors.
    TFS!!

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