Wednesday, March 30, 2016

A Koala for Kaden

Dear friends,

I hope you are having or had a good day. Do you recall seeing a 60 minutes program about a young boy suffering from cancer who always wanted to go to Australia to see his favorite animal, the koala bear? His name is Kaden Erickson. Make a Wish program sent him, both his parents and his siblings to Australia. However, Kaden died this last September from the leukemia. I was just devastated to learn this on Sunday watching 60 minutes. Turning this feeling of helplessness into a card was all I could think of to do. If you would like to, please consider sending his family a card, too. Here is their address:

John and Jeanne Erickson
2716 Keystone Drive
Jonesboro AR 72401-8554

Stamp Image by Stampin' Up "Kind Koala"
Stamped in Memento London Fog and colored with Copic Markers
Pattern Paper by Basic Grey "Plumeria"

I also ran a strip of 1/8 inch double stick tape down the side of the image and sprinkled some clear crystal glitter on top, added some enamel dots in light and dark pink, pale pink Copic marker dots R20 around the image, and used Copic Warm Greys W1, W3, and W5 in a gradient light to dark on the left side, and covered it with Wink of Stella. WoS is also on the koala's nose and flower. Tied some silver sparkle thread twine and it's done, ready for mailing.

Thank you everyone for looking, for your sweet comments,
and if you choose to send them a card, "Thank you!"
With aloha ♥


  1. Such a sad and sweet story.....your card is simply beautiful....all of your cards I know each one is a labor of love and filled with hope and joy! Love you, Rosy! xo~

  2. So sorry to hear your story but it is so nice of you to remember his family. Your card is perfect and I know will be a real comfort to the family. Take care and bless you for your generosity of giving of your time to make this darling card.

  3. I am so sorry to read this. Your card is beautiful as well as thoughtful.


  4. Awe, Rosy. How sweet of you to send and card, and give out the address. I did see that piece, and it was so cute to see that little boy hugging that Koala. Your card is so cute, and super nice. Great coloring, I just love it!

  5. Love this card Rosy,the colours are beautiful. Cannot imagine losing a child. Hugs


Your kind comments really encourage me! Mahalo nui loa!