Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Special Image for a Special Girl with a Special request...


Hello everyone!  I am hoping to reach many of you on this special post...

My daughter Rio is turning 13!  OMG another teen in the house!  Two teens+one toddler= disasterous fun... on most days!  LOL 

Okay okay, so let me tell you about the Special Image for my Special girl Rio with a Special Birthday request we got from her this year...

Every year I ask the kids what they want for their birthday.  Money, a trip, a party, or an overnight stay at Disneyland.... Rio came to me and said, "Mom, is it really really my choice what I get for my birthday?"  I told her of course!  So she says, "Ok, this year mom, I want money, but can I do anything at all with it? I mean anything I want mom?"  Again, I said of course.  "Okay, I want my birthday money to be donated to the children of St. Jude's hospital so they can have a special day, or whatever the money is needed for. I don't want to have money to just blow when I can help other kids that can't get out of bed, or go outside.  That's what I want for my birthday!"

Of course I was already choking on my tears before she finished her sentence!  What a marvelous request, selfless and special!  I had a special image made for her 13th birthday, and I have not told her about it, or shown it to her.  I am asking for a very special request myself in honor of my daughter's selflessness.  

The image is now available for $3.00, I am asking you all to purchase this special stamp and help me bring my daughter special birthday wishes by mailing off a card you make with the image to her... but wait that's not all... the $3.00 made from every purchase will be donated to St. Jude's, again in Rio's honor.  I am planning on taking her after her birthday to the hospital with the money we raise from this image and her birthday money as requested and giving it all to the hospital! 

 Her birthday is Feb. 8th, if you all could find it in your hearts to give my little girl that special card my mailing it to her I know it would make her day so special... she is always so grateful of the little things and my hope is to fill that mailbox of ours to the brim with Birthday cards!  I plan to gather all cards mailed to her from now until the 8th, and secretly putting them all in the mailbox along with her very favorite chocolates: York Peppermint Patties and Peanut Butter cups!   That evening after her birthday dinner I am going to ask her to walk down the street with me to the cluster boxes and have her open the mailbox (I am going to pretend I have not checked the mail all day of course) then BAM! they all pop out at her!  Whoohooo!  She will be thrilled once she realizes what exactly all those letters are.

Here is our mailing address:

PO BOX 132314
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315 

So, would you all be willing to help Rio raise a little money for the kids and send off a card?  If so you can purchase the image at under Rio the Birthday Girl digi!  She is the first (but limited edition) of six new Emos to come in the future!

Here is the image:  what do you think of it?  Pretty cute huh?  She's the special birthday diva turing 13!!  I will run this image for $3.00 until the 8th of Feb.  after that she will be gone for good.  So please be aware that she will be a very limited edition digi!  She may later make a debut in rubber but I am not making any promises, I will try my best if there is enough interest in her to be made into Rubber.  Thank you all for your support!  And please please please spread the word about this special fund raiser.  Thank you all again!


terriennz said...

I choked up reading your story. Your daughter is SUCH a sweetheart! And this digi is just adorable. TFS!

Terrie Barroso

terriennz said...

I just bought the digi! :) I will get to Rio's card asap.

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Manhattan Mandie said...

This is so cute! I don't normally do digi's but I will be purchasing this one! Your daughter's story is so touching.

Liset Villarino said...

On my way to buy it but I wanted to say that as a mother of 3 I am very proud of your little Rio, children have so much love and are so innocent. Thanks for sharing and I hope to help raise money for you by reposting this on my FB page.


The Creative Mind of Melia said...

I have shared this on my Facebook, and My blog.. What an amazing daughter you are raising! Can't wait till next week when my check gets here, and I can buy this Digi !


Marlene said...

Your daughter shares a birthday with my first-born. I say there's something special about February 8 babies! :)

Rosa Witten said...

Wow Betty that says a lot about you, you are a generous person and Rio has taken after you. You purchase the digi, it's super cute and will create a card for Rio. :)

Melia said...

I was trying to buy the stamp, and it won't let me use my Credit card. I do NOT use play pal, and it said it couldn't verify my Credit Card. Any ideas?


Robin's Crafty Thing's said...

I got mine yesterday, I just need to make the card.

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