Friday, September 6, 2013

Happy Mail for Grayson

I'm here to post three cards that I made after reading Danielle's post here on Neat & Tangled.  Danielle wrote of the story of a sweet little boy who is suffering greatly.  I am going to 'lift' from Danielle's post for you to read here.  Warning--grab some Kleenex first.

Hello friends. It is with much sadness that I am writing this post. You may recall back in January I started a card drive for a sweet little boy, Grayson.  He had been diagnosed with brain cancer and I had hoped to bring him some smiles with your cards.  The drive was a success! Grayson and his brother, Aydan, LOVED your cards! They received over 200! His mom, Jackie, wrote a little about the joy it brought them in her own blog post HERE

Since then Grayson has undergone chemotherapy and had relative success in that his very aggressive tumor has not grown, but it also has not shrunk. This is hopeful news though because the chemo was at least making the tumor "behave".

This weekend Grayson was involved in an accident at home which has left his foot severely injured. They are unsure if it will need to be amputated or not, and the entire situation is further complicated because of his cancer.  His chemo has to be put on hold until they can decide what to do about his foot. Until then he is staying in the hospital. You can read it in Jackie's words HERE.

It seems so unfair that a small child must be put through so much. And I cannot begin to imagine how his family feels. I know that my own heart aches. I think when you become a mom you hurt for all children suffering, not just your own.

I am restarting the card drive for Grayson.  As before you can send cards to Grayson, his big brother Aydan, and/or the entire family.  Please NO "Get Well" cards,  just funny, happy, cute encouraging cards to bring a smile to their faces.

Mail cards to:

Grayson Savery (and/or Aydan Savery, and/or The Savery Family)
c/o Danielle Walls
P.O Box 5808
Wilmington, DE 19808

Thank you for taking the time to read this post and PLEASE share with all your crafting friends!

Here are the cards I made to send to Grayson, his brother, and his parents:

For Grayson--I wanted to make a card that was interactive and fun.  I paper pieced and fussy cut the elephant from Tremendous Treats Birthday and put one of them on an Action Wobble.  It kind of boings when you press it.  The stars have Glossy Accents on them.  I used the Poppers die inside the card to put another elephant and some stars.

A similar card for Aydan, Greyson's big brother:

I used the sketch at this week's CAS(E) this Sketch challenge to make a card for the parents.

If you are touched by the struggles of this little boy and his family, I hope you will join me in sending them a card to lift their spirits.

Supplies Used (PTI):
Stamps:  Tremendous Treats Birthday, Everyday Button Bits, Tag-its
Paper:  White, Authentique Fresh
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, SU Pure Poppy
Other:  Action Wobble, MFT Fishtail Flags Die, WPlus9 Star Die, Pinking Border Die, Poppers Die, Glossy Accents

Stamps:  Tremendous Treats Birthday, Bubble Talk, Tag-its
Paper:  White, American Crafts
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Spring Moss
Other:  Action Wobble, Bubble Talk, Poppers Dies, WPlus9 Star Die

Sending Prayers
Stamps:  Reasons to Smile, Beautiful Butterflies
Paper:  White
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, SU Mellow Moss, Plum Pudding, Royal Velvet
Other:  Stickles

Thanks for Visiting


  1. What wonderful cards Joyce. Your sentiment for Grayson's card is perfect. And how very thoughtful of you to send a card to his brother and parents as well.

  2. Your card for Grayson and so cute Joyce sand your card for his parents beautiful. I see you are using new to you PTI, mine are with James in Wisonsin! :'(

  3. Q lindas tarjetas y q noble causa, vamos a ver buscar algo para mandar a esta familia :)

  4. Great cards, Joyce! I especially love the one you made with the PTI SAF set!
    Thanks so much for playing along with CAS(E) this Sketch!

    And I will make a card for Grayson--- poor guy!

  5. Through tears, Joyce, your cards are precious. They will be treasured. Your the best! Darnell

  6. What wonderful cards you have made for Grayson and his family, Joyce! The chevron elephants are so modern and fun, not to mention the spring mechanism inside. They will be well received, I'm sure!

  7. Joyce, these are just about the sweetest cards ever! So fun and I am sure these two little guys will love them. Your fussy cutting is spot on too, so perfect! I love your smile card too, just beautiful.

  8. Awww Grayson will love these!!!

  9. These are all wonderful cards Joyce! Love all of them :)

  10. These are perfect for Grayson, his brother and parents, Joyce .. I'm certain they will be so touched by them. Anita :)

  11. Such wonderful and thoughtful cards, Joyce. I love the addition of the action wobbles. What kid wouldn't like them.

  12. So cute and I love your inside :-). Thanks for playing along with us in the CAS(E) this sketch! challenge and hope to see you again.

  13. So beautiful your flowers. Wonderful card. Thanks for playing along with us in the CAS(E) this sketch! challenge and hope to see you again.

  14. Wonderful cards for Grayson and his family, Joyce. They are sure to put smiles on their faces. :) Great card for the sketch too!

  15. Wonderful cards Joyce - a heartbreaking story, but these are sure to bring smiles to their faces.

  16. Fabulous cards- love the interactive features. These will be wonderful to receive.

  17. All beautiful cards-what a lovely idea to add the extra piece inside the card-children love surprises like that don't they ?
    Sending only good wishes for Grayson and his family xx
    Ness axx

  18. Joyce, these are all gorgeous! The cards you made for the boys are so fun and I love the paper piecing on them. The card for Grayson's parents is perfect - beautiful, soft and serene.


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