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Helping Hudson Week 1 Challenges

Wow….what a day I have had…..I won’t tell you about it because to be honest it has been a disaster.  However……last night I stayed up far too late – because I wanted to make some cards for the Helping Hudson Challenges.  At least in my disaster of a day I can find something to do to help someone else – and that makes my day better too.

So here goes……I am posting all three of the challenges for this week in the one post – because I’m short on time, have visitors and have to leave for work in 1/2 an hour. 

Number One – Sketch Challenge

This card is done with Kiwi Kiss, Regal Rose & Rose Red. The Stamps are from Inspired by Nature.

Number Two – Colour Challenge

Again – I have used the Inspired by Nature set.  And I have used the Vintage Vogue Wheel and Short and Sweet Stamp Set.

Number Three – Rock n Roll

The Sentiment on this card comes from Trendy Trees.  The flowers & circles are from the Good Friend Set.  Kiwi Kiss, Rich Razzleberry and Tempting Turquoise are the Colours I used.

So there you go.  I’ve been thinking about Hudson and his family alot and I’m happy that I’ve been able to help – even if it’s only a little.

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Helping Hudson – A Wheely Great Cause!

It’s true when they say that a little goes a long way, and I’m here to tell you about how a simple purchase of some fun -filled paper craft tutorials can give freedom to a little boy!

This is Hudson.  HudsonCute huh?

Hudson is 2 ½ and I know you can’t tell from this pic – but he has had a tough little life!
Before he was born the Doctors realised his brain had not formed properly and as a newborn they discovered he was legally blind.

Recently Hudson has been diagnosed with both Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy.  His mobility has been severely hindered by his disabilities; however his family and friends wish nothing more than to give him the chance to get moving on his own.

Hudson needs a Kid Walker which is a special Wheelchair/Walker.  It will help get him mobile, allow him to play with his brother and sister, interact with other children and give him independence in his day to day life!

Hudson’s Mum is a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  She mentioned to a group of fellow Demonstrators that Hudson needed a Kid Walker and they all grabbed their stamps and ink pads and took up the challenge to raise the money for Hudson.

To help Hudson, there is a HUGE online stamping event taking place, called Helping Hudson -A Wheely Great Cause! The organisers have worked really hard, securing support, tutorials and donations to get this event underway. There is stamping fun for you to join in – there will be lots to see, do and learn from 1st August right through until the 22nd August. You’ll find it at http://helpinghudson.blogspot.com

On the blog you’ll find out all about Hudson, his family and his cause! But, more importantly, you can DO SOMETHING TO HELP HUDSON, at the same time as helping yourself learn how to make some great new paper craft projects.

How? By purchasing bundles of tutorials kindly donated by Stampin’ Up! demonstrators the world over. Each bundle has 10 fun-filled tutorials for just AU$10! And there are six themes to choose from: Bags & Boxes, Christmas, Kids’ Birthdays, Projects for Men & Boys, Punch Art & Scrapbooking. There’s even a FREE bonus bundle if you buy four or more. WOW how exciting! All proceeds go directly to help Hudson.

The Helping Hudson Crew will also be posting some awesome challenges throughout the three weeks. For a small donation you can join in and be in the running for some FANTASTIC Stampin’Up! Prize packs, kindly donated by Stampin’ Up! Australia (Aussie participants only, sorry) Also keep your eyes peeled for challenge at Just Add Ink

And we would love you to help spread the word too. Check out the ‘Spreading The Word’ page at the site for all you need to know to get the word out to as many people as you can.