Saturday, July 28, 2018

A Summertime Thank You

     My youngest grandson is a Type 1 diabetic and that can make even ordinary childhood activities somewhat difficult.  Even a week away at summer camp is nearly impossible, to say nothing of being outside the family budget given the extremely high medical costs which they bear every month.  But this year, one of the college sororities gave two scholarships for Type 1 kids to attend a camp specifically for diabetics and he got one of them!  Hooray!  He had the most wonderful time.

     Today's card was one I made for him and he's putting his "Thank You" letter to the sorority sisters inside it.  I didn't know kids in this day and age of texts and email communications would even think about something like a written Thank You but I'm proud of him for doing it.  He's twelve, BTW.  !!!

     The image is an old one from Doodle Pantry which was pre-colored but I added highlights,  ground, sky, and green on the trees with ProMarkers and chalks.  I cut the image into a rectangle and then corner punched it.  I added three tiny buttons to it and put it on a beige card front.  I wrapped twine around the card and tied it into a bow.

     Very CAS but it's a card from a boy so....

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     Have yourselves a fabulous weekend and Happy Crafting!  NanaConnie


Linda Simpson said...

This is wonderful and how nice to hear about a 12 year old actually writing a note. You have every reason to be proud of him. Have a fabulous weekend my friend.
Linda xxx

Daffodil Cards said...

AW! how wonderful for him to have this chance. As for the note, it seems to have gone out of fashion more the shame, good for him, I suspect they will be over the moon to have something like this. He deserves a big hug.

Lori Kobular said...

How exciting that he got to go to camp! I bet he had the time of his life! Your camping scene card is adorable and I am sure the Sorority Sisters will love it!!

jimlynn said...

My son and his wife just found out that their youngest (4)(and my youngest granddaughter) has Type 1 too. Sad. It's a life changing experience for them. They were actually telling me about camps like this for the future for little Emily!
I'm sure he loved every minute of it and was so well cared for. I know he loved the card and that's the sweetest to send a thank you to the sorority! Perfect!

Shelly Schmidt said...

How cool is your story, and even more awesome that he wanted/asked for a card to send to say Thanks! Your card is wonderful and perfectly fits the bill!!! We camped so much as kids- family was way too large for hotel rooms...but we mostly loved every minute of it!

Kathy Barnett said...

Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge.  {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges}Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Kathy

crafty said...

This is a lovely scene. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Cardmakers challenge.

Josephine said...

Great card!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

Victoria Rowson said...

Wonderful card. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. I hope you can join us again soon.

DIANA L. said...

This is really great!! I love seeing Thank you cards and what a thoughtful young man
Thank you for entering the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY challenge # 233“BABY” or Thank you” for this challenge. Have a blessed day


Bobby said...

What a wonderful experience for your grandson. I'm sure his sponsors will love the written thank you and the darling card you created for him to send it in. Thanks for sharing at Addicted to CAS.

Deanne Saunders said...

Awesome card!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper