Saturday, January 22, 2011

A Double Thank-you...

This image is SO SPECIAL to me.  I emailed Christy Croll from Tiddly Inks and asked if she would design a Zebra Stamp.  I explained to her that like the Pink Ribbon is to Breast Cancer, the Zebra is to Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.  It's a rare genetic connective tissue disorder I was diagnosed with a year and a half ago.  Christy got back to me immediately and said she'd  be happy to update a Zebra image she had and email it to me.  I honestly cried as I read her email.  I've hunted and searched for Zebra Stamps and haven't been able to find one that suited "my style".  This lil' guy is PERFECT=)  Christy, I appreciate you updating this image for me!  Thank-You for all the time you put into it, it means the world to me.
So now that I told you about the story behind the image, I'll tell you about my card.  A friend of mine had a snuggie and I mentioned I was on the hunt for a Zebra one with no luck.  Right around Christmas she got me one=)  I'm so blessed to have such sweet friends!  So, I made this card to thank her for my zebra snuggie=) 
I printed out Christy Croll's Zebra on Recollections Paper and used Stickles to "color" it in.  I used Nesties, SU Punch, and some random buttons.  The sentiment is SU Much Appreciated.  The Zebra Paper is Vellum over a White Cardstock base.  I'm also entering my card into Tiddly Ink's Just Be Me Challenge...since "I'm a Zebra" =)
If you're still with me after my long post, I hope ya'll enjoy your weekend!

8 comments:

  1. OH this is adorable!!! What a great stamp that Christy designed - it's the cutest - and your card is so fantastic! Love the sparkle - thanks for joining us this week at Tiddly Inks!
    Hugs,
    M

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  2. Well, it is adorable on the card and I am so glad it made you happy. :)

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  3. Oh this is so super cute! The zebra is so adorable! I think he is so sweet! THanks for joining us at the Tiddly Inks challenge this week.

    Hugs,
    Larissa

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  4. I love your card and after reading your story like it even more.

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  5. Precious, Tanya! I'm a big zebra fan and Christy's is the cutest ever! Love him all sparkly like that. Thanks so much for joining us Tiddly Inks this week! xxD

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  6. wow what a beautiful card and the zebra is just so cute, i love the way you made him sparkle. Thankyou for popping his little cuteness into our challenge this week hugs Lou xxx

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  7. Hey sweetie!! Been awhile. Hope you're doing well. Fun blog!! I'm a 'follower'. :) I look forward to visiting more and seeing your pretty cards.
    Hugs,
    DeLayne (Sunny-De) on scs

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  8. What a beautiful little zebra this is. My 7 year old grand daughter was recently diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and I've been looking for a cute zebra to use to make her a quilt so she can take to hospital with her. I can find lots of cute giraffes and elephants and lions etc. but no zebras. Doesn't anyone like zebras??

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