Thursday, May 21, 2009

Unity Hip Hop Hangover (post #2) - Heroes & Stampin' Out Alzheimer's

I'm am so excited to be taking part in Unity Stamp Co.'s Hip Hop Hangover for the first time! This week's theme is Heroes in honor of Memorial Day this weekend.

Here's my card in honor of this holiday and the heroes to which it pays homage.




The card is shaded with ink as is the white ribbon to give it a patriotic feel.

Details : Paper - Stampin' Up!, DCWV; Stamps - Unity Stamp Co. ("where the is"), Sugarloaf (flag); Ink - VersaMark, VersaMagic, Ranger Distress Ink; Ranger Distress Powder; Cricut Wild Card cartridge; Joann's ribbon; Stampin' Up! punch.

"Hero" can be a very subjective and very personal designation. My hero is my Grandpa who passed away this past March, a victim of Alzheimer's. This man served our country in WWII, raised a family selflessly, then raised the next generation just as selflessly (me). He was a hard worker, never complained, and was the most sweet, loveable, and smiley guy you ever met. It's so unfair that not only the last 4 years of his life, but the memories of his life and family, were ripped away from him by this horrible disease.

This upcoming week, May 25 to June 1, the team over on the Paper Craft Planet website are hosting an online stamping and scrapbooking event to help raise awareness and donations for Alzheimer's Disease. They're setting up a site, stampinoutalzheimers.ning.com, where you can participate in various paper craft activities and challenges all week long. Over 30 sponsors have generously donated prizes for the week's festivities. Any size donation - 100% of which will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association - will grant you access to the website.

To show your support and increase awareness you can proudly display the Stampin' Out Alzheimer's widget like the one in my sidebar. Simply click on "add to site" for the html code. You and your visitors can make donations to the cause by clicking on the "Give" button. They're already close to achieving their goal of a $2500 donation, but wouldn't it be great to exceed that?

Hope your Memorial Day weekend is happy, memorable, and safe.

Thanks for stopping by!

Heidi

7 comments:

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Great card!

BonnieRose said...

what a gorgeous card!

Martha said...

great card

Lisa H. said...

looking great! love the red white and blue!

ANAT S said...

love your card

Robynccgirl said...

What a great card and wonderful story of your Grandpa! Thanks for sharing!

jpmayo said...

Beautiful card!!