FWF - Orange the Colour of Hope!

If you haven't visited my blog for a while, you may notice that its gone Orange and for today's Unity FWF Post my card is also orange.  This is in honor of little Allie Robinson who is currently battling Leukemia and it comes with a special request!.




Stamps:  Unity Oct KOTM, Unity Generations Stamp Set
Cardstock:  Stampin' Up!, Ink:  Black Memento and SU Markers
Other:  Martha Stewart Ribbon Punch, 3 Girls Jam Ribbon, K & Co Rhinestones, Brad


Allie is the two year old grand-daughter of my dear friend Toni and she was diagnosed with Leukemia two days before Christmas which also was one month after her grandfather John (Toni's husband) had passed away following a very short battle with Cancer.  As you can imagine the world of my friend Toni and her family has been turned upside down.  Treatment locally is not an option, so since Allies diagnosis, her immediate family including Toni have been living in Brisbane (2.5hrs away).  This is putting all sorts of financial strain on them not to mention huge emotional turmoil given how soon after John's passing this has all happened.


John & Allie
LIVE LAUGH LOVE - is the Duncan/Robinson Family Motto
and is also the Motto for Leukemia Awareness


On the 28/29th of April I will be joining a team consisting of Toni's Family and Friends to walk in the Cancer Council's Relay 4 Life.  This is a fundraising event to raise funds for Cancer Research, Awareness and Prevention, we are calling ourselves the Purple People Eaters after two of little Allies favorite things, (the colour Purple and Monsters) and will be relaying in support of Allie and in memory of John.


However I want to do more, I am wanting to raise further funding to directly assist Allie and her family, so I am hoping to hold a couple of additional fundraisers throughout the coming months.  My friend Toni and I both share a passion for scrapping and card making so with this in mind I was thinking of ways I could connect her love for paper crafts to raising these funds.

The ways I am planning to do so are listed below.

To hold a Blog Hop in little Allies Honour, to do this I am:-
  • Approaching Paper-craft Related Companies and asking for support in way of special products to be sold for a set period of time with proceeds going to the cause, and promoted during the blog hop.  This could be include digital images, selected existing product ranges.  The other way companies could support this idea is by donating products to be used as prizes for the event.
  • Having a special image in honor of Allie designed as the center focus of the blog hop (with out giving it all away it is being designed after two of her favorite things (The Colour Purple and Monsters).  I will be asking my blogging friends, such as you to be part of the blog hop.  You would need to create a project in honor of Allie using this image and post at a set time to your blog promoting the cause and the blog hop.
I am also looking at setting up a Crafting for Allie Community/Forum where anyone wanting to support Allie throughout her treatment can come and be kept up to date with her progress as well as participate in lots of crafting fun and inspiration.  Attached to this forum would also be some paid access areas, which would allow users access to some exclusive tutorials and projects.  The proceeds from the paid access areas would then go back to the cause.
  • For this idea I would be looking for support from fellow crafters who would like to provide a tutorial with full instructions on how to make a particular project, allowing it to be used to raise funds as part of the paid access area of the forum.
In order to ensure these efforts are successful, I need help!  So my special request today is for Expressions of Interest.  Are you be able to help me?  Is it possible for you to help me to support Allie and her family/raise funds for vital research, and awareness programs?  If you think you could assist by being involved in the blog hop, or providing a tutorial I would love to hear from you.  I still have a few things to be organised before I can definitely go ahead with these plans but my aim would be for both of these events (for want of a better word) to be up and running by March.

To express your interest to help could you please send an email to dmay4stamping@gmail.com with the Heading:  Crafting for Allie and detailing how you would like to assist.

I would also ask that you keep Allie and her family in your thoughts and prayers.
I really appreciate you taking the time to read my post today, thank you.

21 comments:

Tammy said...

Tragic turn of events for a family! Good luck on your endeavor.

jackie 4124 said...

Prayers for this precious little one and her entire family

Becky said...

God bless your endeavor and will be keeping this child up in prayer.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

What a sweet lil babe! keeping her in prayers. Love how you used the loop punch!

Crystal said...

Beautiful card! Saying prayers for little Allie and her family.

BloomingPink said...

Very nice card! I am sorry to hear that it comes from such tragic circumstance.

~Tammy~ said...

Wow, how much can one family take, but praying for baby Allie and her family during this difficult time. Thanks for sharing this story and your wonderful card!

Ruby said...

Very nice card. Prayers as well.

Kary said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Allie. Thoughts & prayers go out to Allie & her family during this difficult time. Your card is so bright & cheerful, Danie May. I sincerely hope what you are planning to do will work out so well.

shuggy said...

so cute!

Marsha said...

So sorry for your friend.
Your card is beautiful and love it in orange.

Jingle said...

OH, I can't even imagine! That poor family! Prayers are said! Your card is very pretty!

Linda said...

Your card so petty. I love the awsome details.

Jocelyn Olson said...

That's so sweet of you to take this on...I'm sure your friend and her family will appreciate it. I'll be thinking of Allie...I can't imagine how hard that must be for her when she doesn't really understand.

Your card is beautiful and what a great way to honor those stamps!

Eva said...

Prayers for Allie and her family. Your card is beautiful.

jennifer mitten said...

I feel for this family. Thank you for reminding me what us important in ourlives.

Anne Tussing said...

I'll be praying for Allie and her family. I love your orange card of hope! It is perfect!

Glenda J said...

Beautiful card! My best wishes for Allie and her family.

Lynn McAuley said...

Blessings to you Danie, for the work you are doing to help this precious child and her family. My prayers will be with Allie, her family, and your community of crafters as they work to help.

Karen L said...

Gorgeous card and will be praying for little Allie

Pryn said...

Awesome card! Love those borders! Sending prayers and hugs to you, Toni and Allie!