Today is a very special day as we've not only combined the Super Saturday post with some awesome Guests, but we have a very special fundraiser going on too! Barbara's daughters, Cassandra and Lydia, are participating in a "Jump Rope for Heart" activity at their school where kids learn jump rope skills and raise money for the American Heart Association.
Learning about a healthy heart at school really hit home for her girls, especially when it came with a connection to a few close family members. For example, their cousin Ryker had open heart surgery when he was only 6-months-old! He is now a teen and doing great! He loves many activities including photography and was the inspiration for a new image Barbara has drawn for today... meet Polka Dot Pals Ryker.
This image is available in the Little Miss Muffet Stamp store but the best part about him is you can also help Barbara's daughters in their fundraiser! How, you might ask? There are two ways! First, for every PDP Ryker purchase, LMMS will donate $2.00 to Cassandra and Lydia's fundraiser! Secondly, you can also donate directly on the American Heart Association website to their individual fundraiser page by visiting these links: Casssndar's Donation Page and Lydia's Donation Page.
But wait, there's more! That's not the only image you'll get in the package - there are two other very special images. Those two were drawn and colored by Cassandra and Lydia themselves! They've entered their artwork into the T-shirt Design Contest for next year's Jump Rope for Heart. Maybe they'll win, maybe they won't, but the fun was in creating and now you can create with them too! Both colored and uncolored versions are included.
Thank you for being a part of this fundraiser and we hope you can take action to have a healthy heart even if it isn't via jump rope. Spread the word and share your creations online in the current LMMS Challenge and/or in the FaceBook LMMS Group too! Looking for other activity based stamps to play with this weekend? Then you might also enjoy these other Little Miss Muffet Stamps that feature heart healthy activities such as bicycling, sports, winter fun, playing and even house cleaning! Oh yeah!
Her is my card with Ryker:
Image: LMM Ryker, Verve sentiment
Ink: printer, Palette Umber
Paper: copic xpress, PTI Spring Rain, Dark Chocolate, Orange Zest, prints from a travel pack
Extras: copics, nesties, card candy, Verve die, white paint pen, stardust pen, crystal effects
Card sketch comes from Sketchy Colors #194.
From the American Heart Association:
Get Your Jump On
Getting bored with just jumping over a rope? Check out these neat tricks and stunts you can learn with a jump rope. There are instructions for over 30 ways to jump rope - now how about that?!
Simple Cooking with Heart
AHA has recipes that are simple, nutritious and each has a preparation video so you won't miss a step. Get started with Simple Cooking With Heart.
Be a healthy family!
One of the easiest ways to avoid having problems with heart disease in the future is by taking steps to improve your family’s health today. With childhood obesity being a serious threat to our children’s future, it is important for parents to act now to ensure our children live long, healthy lives. Learn some easy tips on how you can help develop a healthier home.
AHA Kids We've Helped
Thank you for helping kids with special hearts! When you do an American Heart Association event, you are helping kids like these! Meet some of the kids you can help. Read their Heart Stories.