Child's Play Charity

Today I wanted to share with you some information about a charity that we learned about when we lived in Seattle, WA.

Many of you know that last month Krista Smith at Saturated Canary put together a fundraiser of sorts to help raise money for St. Jude's Children Hospital.  After reading through her posts about giving big and thinking about my own life and what I support, my husband and I decided that we wanted to start contributing more to different charity organizations.  There are so many out there, and most if not all of them run off of the money that they receive from gracious donors.

One such organization is Child's Play located in Seattle, WA.  Child's Play works with several hospitals worldwide to create wish lists of items that the hospital would like to have available for the patients staying there.  You can view these wish lists and donate an item by visiting their site.  They also accent donations that will go toward the purchase of new games, toys, and other items for the hospitals.

Living in a hospital doesn't seem to be an easy way of life.  And having a life threatening condition doesn't help.  But Child's Play works to make the lives of these children a little more enjoyable and interactive with the games and consoles they provide.

A quote from their "About" section seems to say it all:  "These donations allow for children to enjoy age-appropriate entertainment, interact with their peers, friends, and family, and can provide vital distraction from an otherwise generally unpleasant experience."
We all wish for distractions from some things in our lives.  Why not help provide that for an ill child?

So here is my card to go along with the Child's Play charity:
This is the Give Big Boy image from Saturated Canary.  I felt it went perfect for this theme.  I will be posting another card later today/tomorrow that also is in support of Child's Play.

I embossed the background behind the image with the traffic jam folder and then dabbed a blue ink pad across the pattern.  The red card stock behind the red ribbons are embossed with the swiss dots folder, along with the yellow flags on the banner.  The banner is cut from the Birthday Bash cartridge.  I cut out and wrote up a little Happy Birthday banner at the top that is removable...I wasn't totally set on a birthday card, but wanted something at the top of the flags.

The 3 red stars are gems that I covered in red paint :)  Worked out pretty good!
I then made a die cut of the Child's Play logo and mounted it in the corner next to the boy.

I hope this blog post helps to draw your attention to new charity organizations and encourages you to consider giving.  So many people need help in so many ways and if there is something in this world that touches your heart, there is probably a charity organization dedicated to it!  And you can always help!

I am entering this card in the following challenges in hopes of having as many people as possible hear about Child's Play:
    2 Sisters #107-Primary Colors
    A Gem of a Challenge #54-A Boy Thing
    By the Cute and Girly-Boys/Men
    Cardz TV #115-Color Play
    Cooking with Cricut #101-What did you do this Summer?
    The Crazy Challenge #128-Seeing Spots
    Divas by Design #50-Let's Celebrate
    Forever Friends #44-Embossing
    Lia Stampz #24-Red, Ribbon, Rhinestones
    My Heart Pieces-Layers Layers Layers
    My Mum's Craft Shop #72-All the 3's (3 stars)
    One Stitch at a Time #129-Use a Digi
    The Paper Shelter #79-Layers on Layers
    Pattie's Creations #51-Birthdays 
    The Pink Elephant #164-Use Patterned Paper
    Saturated Canary #25-Dotty   
    Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes
    Sketches by Carly #64
    The Squirrel and the Fox #25-One for the Men
    Stampin Sisters in Christ #155-Birthday Card

Thank you so much for stopping by and enduring my long post :)  Please leave me a comment!  I'd love to hear what charities you are drawn to, or if my post encouraged you to consider your own contributions :)

27 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card Emily :-) the image is very cute and the colours and layout are fab :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    luv
    Lols x x x

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi Emily, what a great card. Wonderful image and lovely colours.

    Thanks for joining in with us this week at Divas by Design.

    Sarah

    ReplyDelete
  3. Cute card, thanks for joining us at this week’s The Paper Shelter Challenge. DT Member Shannon/Shannon83k

    ReplyDelete
  4. Such a cute card. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon.

    TTFN,

    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT
    craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. So cute! Love the combo of the Cricut cut and the digi. I always like banners. Thanks for joining us at CWC.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Emily your card is beautiful and what a wonderful cause for sure ;)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Beautiful Emily, and lovely cause. Hugs

    ReplyDelete
  8. Gorgeous card , and what a brilliant cause , thanks for joining us at Forever Friends challenge , good luck , hope to see you for the next challenge ...Hugs Sue DT xx

    ReplyDelete
  9. Nice card! Thanks for playing along with Cardztv.

    mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com
    Cardztv Design Team

    ReplyDelete
  10. Fantastic card...

    Thanks for joining in at Gem of a challenge & good luck!!
    hugs and xxx
    Gemma

    ReplyDelete
  11. Very nice job, love all the detail and the colors are great! Thanks for joining CCC!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Fabulous card love the colours & all the decoration.

    Thank you for joining us girlies over at Saturated Canary, hope you will join us again hun.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

    ReplyDelete
  13. Brilliant fun card. Thanks so much for joining us at SC this time x

    ReplyDelete
  14. Thank you for playing with us at One Stitch At A Time this week.
    Nataliya

    ReplyDelete
  15. This is fab Thanks so much for entering at SC hugs Rebekah xx

    ReplyDelete
  16. This is really cute. I like the red stars at the bottom. Thanks for sharing about this neat charity. Thanks for sharing your card with the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Wonderful card! And thank you so much for letting me know about this great charity. Thank you for sharing this at OSAAT, hope you'll join us again this week. Best, CG

    ReplyDelete
  18. Great card Emily!! Wonderful colors! We are so happy you joined us at Sketches by Carly this week. Hope to see you again soon. Have a fantastic week!! Hugs, Gloria DT

    ReplyDelete
  19. Awesome birthday card! Thank you for joining our "Birthday Blog Hop" challenge at SSiC! ~H

    ReplyDelete
  20. What a fun card. You did a fab job with Carly's sketch
    Hugs,
    Julie

    ReplyDelete
  21. Stunning card. Thanks for joining our "Dotty" challenge on Saturated Canary Challenge Blog.
    Caz
    x

    ReplyDelete
  22. such a bright and cheery card :0)..thanks for sharing with us at Saturated Canary..hugs Debs x

    ReplyDelete
  23. Your card is gorgeous. Great image and layout.
    Thanks for joining The Crazy Challenge.
    Hugs Berit

    ReplyDelete
  24. Lovely card Emily and made for a good cause - thanks for joining the challenge at Forever Friends Lisa (DT) x

    ReplyDelete
  25. Looking so nice and different, great job.Thanks for joining with us at My Heart Pieces.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Such a stunning card. So gorgeous design. I like the softness of the colors and that image is absolutely adorable. I have worked at Plastic Cards Printing company and i appreciate your work. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete