Operation Safe & Sound – For Christy <3

Today is special post for my friend Christy. Last week, her home was broken into while she was out with her family celebrating her son’s birthday. The criminals went through the house extensively, taking every little thing they saw of value. Christy talks about it on this blog post. I’ve known Christy for several years via crafting and being on the Lawnscaping design team with her, and I know how much of a sweetheart she is and how absolutely hard this last week has been for her and her family.

The ladies from the Lawnscaping Challenge blog & A Blog Named Hero wanted to do something… anything… for Christy to help her family out in this rough time. So, in true crafter fashion, we’re doing a blog hop. We’re calling our mission Operation Safe & Sound, and hope to send some love Christy’s way. Check out either one of the team blogs (Lawnscaping + A Blog Named Hero) to hop along with the full list of participants and learn more about what you can do to help.

Christy, I hope our good thoughts, prayers and hugs have given you just a little extra bit of comfort this week and that the rest of this process goes as smoothly as possible. I’m here if you need anything. Stay strong and remember that your family and love is something that cannot be taken by any petty thieves. <3

As part of our blog hop, we’re hoping to raise some money to help Christy and her family replace some of the things taken and damaged during the incident. We’ve tried to make it convenient for you to help Christy and her family. There’s a PayPal button on each of our blogs. We are asking for you to donate whatever you can to help Christy and her family regain a sense of safety and security.  NOTHING is too small. Every little bit will make all the difference. Our goal is to raise $1,000 to help cover the costs of food, lodging and replacing at least some of the items taken.

Even if you can’t donate, just a comment to Christy and sending some thoughts and prayers her way is greatly appreciated, too. Every little bit helps!

Now, here’s my card for Christy. I wanted to do something that brought comfort, so what better than to bring out some cute and cuddly Lawn Fawn critters?

Each critter is from a different set, but they all work so well together. Now I just wish I had stuffed animals of all of these critters to cuddle with! Haha! From left to right: platypus from Critters Down Under, cat from Critters in the ‘Burbs, sheep from Critters on the Farm, teddy bear from Pa-Rum-Pa-Pum-Pum, penguin from Critters in the Snow and the sentiment is from On the Mend. I stamped all of my critters on kraft cardstock in Memento black ink and then added accents of Prismacolor Pencils. I actually picked out colors to match as closely as I could to the Lawn Fawn Bright Side paper that I used as the background; see below for the color names. A line of stitching around the patterned paper adds a nice finished feeling to the edges of the card. (See this recent post for some tips on sewing around a card like this.)

Here are the colors that I used to match the colors in the Bright Side collection by Lawn Fawn. I thought this might be helpful to share! I’m pretty sure all of these except for the grey come in the 48 count set. :) PC1065 Cool Grey 70% (a neutral grey would probably be better here, but this is what I had on hand), PC956 Lilac,  PC911 Olive Green, PC912 Apple Green, PC1003 Spanish Orange and PC921 Pale Vermillion.

I hope you’ll stop by the Lawnscaping & A Blog Named Hero blogs today and visit the rest of the wonderful ladies on this hop for Christy. Thank you so much for stopping by today; I wish I could give each and every one of you a super big hug! See you tomorrow with tips and tricks + a sneak from my new project.


P.S. Thank you for all of the congratulations and love about my internship at Lawn Fawn. Wow! You guys really rock; I love that you’re almost as excited as I am about this! I’ll definitely keep in mind a “day in the life” type of post for the future. That would be so much fun! It will definitely be after CHA, though – I think everyone in the industry has a busy schedule for the next couple weeks. ;)


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3 Responses to Operation Safe & Sound – For Christy <3

  1. Britta, do you remember that it was the first Lawn Fawn blog hop that brought us together? You were the stop before me back when your blog was named Art Is My Sunshine. That’s how I found you, and I’m so glad I did. You are an amazing crafter and a beautiful soul, and I can’t tell you how much your sweet card and lovely sentiments have meant to me tonight. You’re someone I’ve come to respect and admire, and I’ve been watching your crafting career with interest because I KNOW you’re going to take off like the shooting star I’ve known you were since that first day I “met” you. I’ll always have a special spot in my heart for you, and even more so after tonight. I love and appreciate you so much! Huge hugs and a million and one thanks.

  2. Adorableness! I love kraft and colored pencils! Thanks so much for participating in our Operation!

  3. Barb Ghigliotty

    This is such a cute card, and such a lovely gesture!

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