Thursday, June 25, 2009

Ethan Weiman - the Weiman Wranglers

Ethan Weiman was not even 5 years old when he passed away from neuroblastoma (a form of cancer) on June 12 of this year. The Pink Cat Studio has designed some digital images in memory of Ethan, of which the proceeds are being donated to the Make A Wish Foundation. Click here to see the digital stamps. Click here to read Ethan's story.

In memory of little Ethan, several of my talented co-blogging-stampers are offering gift certificates to the Pink Cat Studio for designing cards with this adorable stamp set. One of them is Lauren - another is Vicki at Summerthyme Studio - and last is Heather at Heather's Heavinly Stampations.

So here's what I came up with, this first one is my favorite, I used Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Real Red, and Whisper White cardstocks, SU! Stampin' Write Markers, SU! red glitter, miscellaneous red checked background paper, miscellaneous button and floss:

This is actually a bookmark, I used Ruby Red with Cameo Coral, Creamy Caramel and Very Vanilla cardstocks and colored with Stampin' Write Markers. I used SU! Very Vanilla ribbon dyed with Ruby Red ink, miscellaneous buttons:

This was totally different for me, but I like it. I used SU! Going Gray cardstock and ink, a white gel pen, and SU! Designer Series background paper. You can't really see, but I used some antique-looking eyelets in the corners, it looks much nicer in real life. The horseshoe is also cut out and glittered, and it's applied with a pop-up thing, which you can't really see in the picture:

Lastly, this one was made using SU! Brocade Blue, Whisper White, More Mustard, Old Olive cardstock. I used SU! More Mustard ink dragged across the images. I colored with Stampin' Write Markers. Miscellaneous corner brass fastener.

I've been volunteering with various cancer support organizations for almost 10 years now, and Ethan's story just tore at my heart. I had to buy these images, not only because I knew the money was going to the Make A Wish Foundation, but because I knew I could make cards using these images for other sick kids, and maybe bring a smile to their faces. Win-win, as they say. Rest in peace, little Ethan.


  1. And that is one of the reasons that make you such a special person and I am so honored to be your friend!


  2. Hi,

    I am so glad that you are helping spread the word about the Make a Wish Fundraiser hosted by Pink Cat Studio in Ethan's name!!!

    Wow!!! All Your creations turned out wonderful!!!

    I love your oragne blog next to all the greens I have on my blog Orange is my next favorite color!!!!

    I am just now making it around to all the entries and making sure all the links work I will be posting the winners on my blog in a little while!!!

    You have some wonderful creations on here!!! I have added you onto my followers list so I can keep up with your great creations!!!

    Thanks again for helping spread the word!!!