Thursday, April 1, 2010

It's Not Easy to Be Me

I'm only a man in a silly red sheet
Digging for kryptonite on this one way street
Only a man in a funny red sheet
Looking for special things inside of me
inside of me... inside of me...

The very first thing that came to my mind when I saw this Eric stamp that is being released today from The Greeting Farm was the Five For Fighting song "Superman". I also remember seeing a special on TV about a little boy that was constantly in the hospital and the thing that brought him comfort and strength during his trying procedures was his super hero cape. So when I found out that TGF is sponsoring a Charity Card Drive I knew this was one card I would be making in honor of that little boy. I hope you will join us in the TGF Cares Charity Card Drive.

It's TGF RELEASE DAY and there's NO April Fool's joke here when we say that ALL NEW RELEASES are now available in the TGF Store! We hope you've enjoyed our previews this week and are SO excited to welcome Get Well by Marina Neira, Stamping Anya, Eric, Dee Dee, and Oliver/Amelia "Buddies" to the TGF Family of rubber! Today is a GREAT day and we're so happy you're along for the ride!

Today we are also excited and honored to announce the 1st "TGF Cares" Charity Card Drive. This is something that TGF has been wanting to do for a long time and we have finally been able to put together a card drive for a cause very close to our hearts. A few years ago, Jessica was introduced to a family who was only a few weeks away from losing their two-year old daughter, whose name was also Jessica. Through this terrible tragedy, the family couldn't say enough about how wonderful the Ronald McDonald House was to them, specifically the one near the Fairview Children's Hospital near Minneapolis, MN. (please see Jessica's blog for more on this touching story and how TGF customers can help put a smile on the faces of many in need of them!)

There are so many sick children whose families do nothing short of moving mountains for these kids to help them get well. Not only is it important to lift the spirits of these courageous children, but also the families-the parents, siblings, and relatives during all of the emotional ups and downs of a child's fight for life.

TGF is proud and honored to be collecting cards that will go to the RMH in Minneapolis as well as the Fairview Children's Hospital, parents, and siblings of these petite patients during the long and brave journey of theirs. Be sure to stop by the TGF BLOG today for complete details on this special contest close to our hearts. I hope you have a SUPER day and please go visit the rest of the DT for some more inspiration on this month's release.
The Farmers...
and our beloved Critter Crew...


WickedPixie said...

Mary I love your card and I love the inspiration behind it, too! :-)Traci

♥Rach♥ said...

Love the card, the colors are wonderful and the message is even better :0)

Lelia Pierce said...

This is awesome, Mary! I love everything about it!


Jessica Diedrich said...

Ok, I'm so glad you posted the lyrics cuz that's the first thing I thought of, LOL! This card is SO beautifully done, Mary! Your coloring rocks and the papers are awesome :)

kadie said...

He is so so cute and totally fitting for the TGF cares kickoff! And you're so right...that song matching cutie pie Eric perfectly! Another awesome card, Mary!

Cindy Haffner said...


Sammi said...

gorgeous creation Mary!! LOVE it!!

Randi said...

Cute!!! And the red 'cape' is so clever!!! Love that incredible background! Such a great and inspiring layout idea!!

Tasha said...

WOW thsi is Awesome Mary, the design is just brilliant!
love tasha xx

Sandra MacLean said...

Really love your panel cards simple, yet so bold at the same time!

Christiana said...

Wow, I LOVE this one! Very cool and boyish. Love the dp, love the image, everything. Great job, Mary!