Friday, March 30, 2012

Big Greetings....Dream Big

Hey everyone, and welcome to day three of this month's New Release Teasers from My Favorite Things. Tonight, we are previewing two sets: Clearly Sentimental and Big Greetings


Here are the details about the upcoming release on April 3rd at 10 PM EST:

  • You can attend the New Release Party on April 3rd from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can enjoy fun, games, and PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on April 3rd at 10 PM EST.  You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is ON!  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW.  Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily.  The winners will be posted on April 3rd just before the release party, on the MFT blog.



I know I have talked about him on my blog before, but this is my cousin's baby, Jonah. Jonah was born with Marfan's Syndrome, which is rarely ever detected at birth unless in severe cases, like Jonah's. He has had a tough life, so far, for a 6 month old, and has been in the ICU after two heart surgeries, for over a month. Despite everything the world has thrown at him, he fights through everything, and even has an adorable little smile on his face. My family is having a benefit supper and auction to raise money for his medical expenses, and this is one of the four shadow boxes I donated. I actually made two of this one, so that his mom and dad could have one, as well.  I really hope that we are able to raise a TON of money, but more importantly, I REALLY hope that Jonah, and his mom and Dad, get to come home soon!!
I used Orange Fizz, Banana Split, Sweet Tooth, and Ballet Blue card stock. My stars were cut out using the Stacking Stars Die-namics, and my border was the Star Border Die-namics. I used the First Place Award Ribbon for my sentiment, along with the Clearly Sentimental About Babies set. My other sentiment, Dream Big,  is from the Big Greetings set, and was cut out with my Oval Stax, then layered with the new Mini Circle Doily Die-namics. My paper is a DCWV pad I have had for FOREVER! I did use a spiral clip, Orange V Striped Twill from the Ribbon Carousel. I used the new By The Letters Uppercase Alphabet Die-namics, as well, for his name.

Here are the Die-namics I used:


Well, that is it for me for tonight!!  Now, head on off to Kim's Blog for a full list of designer's participating today!

41 comments:

zehra said...

I wish the same that Jonah comes home soon, lovely shadow box, loved the stars

StampOwl said...

oh he is growing so quickly Jessie, love your layout

Kary said...

Oh Jessie, my heart goes out to Jonah and his parents. But I'm so glad to hear he's a courageous little one and a fighter. I LOVE the sentiment you chose for this shadow box. So much love has gone into creating this. Great work! Hugs & prayers for Jonah!

Mary J said...

How wonderful, totally love this honey!

jonim52 said...

Very sweet!

Kristy Hansen said...

What a great keepsake for his parents and someone that will bid on it. My prayers to your family. ksh

Cindi Flass said...

Gorgeous shadowbox! I hope you raise a lot of money. Great idea :)

Lisa H. said...

oh, my Jessie. I teared up as soon as I saw that precious little face. What a fabulous gift you created. beauitful work.

Barbara said...

Awesome shadowbox, Jessie! Good luck with the fundraiser!

wendy said...

this is so precious! terrific job!

Queen Mary said...

Jessie, Jonah is one handsome fellow! Maybe some of your subscribers would like to make a small contribution -- if you tell us where. Feel free to email me directly if you don't want it out there. Meanwhile, I love the little shadow box, what a wonderful gift for his parents! I love how you used the stars too -- I'm going to try that!

Tara said...

This is a beautiful way to express your love for Jonah. I am so glad that he is surrounded by people that love him.

Luv2talk said...

You do great work. This one is particularly special!

Angie said...

Very Sweet! Beautiful auction item!!! I know they will be snapped up!!! Hoping the family will be home soon!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a sweet piece and I'm sending out a prayer for Jonah now.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so adorable, I hope Jonah and his parents get to come home soon too.

Elle said...

I LOVE this photo. The two different star die-namics shine!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is SO gorgeous Jess...he is utterly adorable, and I am CERTAIN his mom & dad are going to just LOVE this! I hope you all raise BUCKETS of money for this sweet little guy!

Lisa R. said...

Precious keepsake! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

tweetybugshouse said...

love it.

Rosemary said...

what a beautiful shadow box!!

PaperDoll said...

This project is wonderful, and your post is just so moving! Thank you for sharing this touching story... God bless little Jonah and his Mommy & Daddy. I hope the benefit supper and auction are a huge success! <3

Dana White said...

Jess this is beautiful - I hope the fund raiser is a huge success!!

Mary-Anne V said...

This shadow box is so beautiful..I will pray that the family is able to raise enough money for Jonah's expenses.

Mommy said...

What a beautiful tribute to little Jonah! I pray that he is home very soon and completely healed! God bless you all especially his parents! There is nothing harder than having our children go through difficulties especially when they are so young! I am sending prayers for strength and courage to them and to Jonah!

CraftyMomOf2 said...

What a beautiful little boy Jessie!! You've done a fabulous thing in helping him and his family. Gorgeous donation =)

Crafty Hugs!
Meredith

Linda Suarez said...

Beautiful shadow box! And a beautiful little boy!

Lynne said...

Great shadow box, well done

Memories 2 Keepsakes said...

Very cute shadowbox. The bright colors are very nice!

XoXo,

Katie

Kimberly S. said...

Ahhhhh....this is so sweet!! I love this idea!!

Juliana T said...

beautiful shadow box! Hope this raises a lot of money for them.

jonder at frontier dot com

Karen Giron said...

This is so sweet, Jessie - I love all the little star elements you added with the dream theme. Jonah is so sweet and such a strong little boy. I hope the benefit is a success!

Shari said...

What a wondeful shadow box, good luck on the fundraiser!

Diana said...

Beautiful project

Megan McDonald said...

Love the stars. fingers cross for the benefit dinner.

Lynne in NI said...

What a beautiful project. Jonah sounds like a wee fighter, hopefully life will get better for him soon and that his parents get to bring him home soon. Good luck with your fundraising.

Katie Skiff said...

This is so cute!! Love it. Still thinking of this lil guy!!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! LOVE the design and the colors!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Cassi said...

i hope the benefit is/was a success. great project!

Allisa said...

Hope the fundraiser was a smashing success! Love your shadowbox...hope the little guy is home soon!

achilton at wyoming dot com

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Awww... Jessie - this is so, so precious; I'm sure Jonah's parents love it, and I wish I were close enough to go to the supper and auction. Is there any way I can Paypal you a donation? You know I have a soft spot in my heart for special needs kiddos. Hope you are well, sweet friend. :)