Saturday, October 23, 2010

Bugaboo 'Just Cause' Challenge

Today at Catch the Bug with Bugaboo Stamps we have a new challenge up. This challenge is one that runs close to and through each one of our design team members hearts. The challenge is to make a card in support of your favorite cause. Please go to the BUG BLOG for complete rules, to enter your card or project and to see the prizes offered for this very special challenge

Childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) is a motor speech disorder. Children with Apraxia have problems saying sounds, syllables, and words. -but not because of muscle weakness or paralysis. The brain has problems planning to move the body parts (e.g., lips, jaw, tongue) needed for speech. The child knows what he or she wants to say, but his/her brain has difficulty coordinating the muscle movements necessary to say those words. It is incredibly frustrating both for the child as well as for those struggling to understand them.

Our friend 'Nicky' has Apraxia. Nicky is only 4 years old but he has just completed a 3 mile walkathon for Apraxia. Unfortunately, for Nicky and other apraxic kids, many people have never heard of this disorder. Because of this, Apraxia research and funding is extremely limited. In fact, CASANA is the only recognized association in North America that supports education and research for children with Apraxia.

Here is a link to his page if you are interested in donating to help children with Apraxia.
Please remember that ever bit counts!

CASANA doesn't use a ribbon to represent them, instead they use a symbol of a child reaching for stars. Since Nicky LOVES frogs, I decided to use a frog reaching for stars! My own 4 year old daughter, has also made her own card to support her 'boyfriend' Nicky. You can see both cards featuring Bugaboo Stamps Hoppy Occassions Groom below.

 .Scrappy's Card:

This card is apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:

Create with Connie and Mary: Inspired by colors in pic.
Mel Jens: Anything Goes
365 Cards - Friday 5 (sentiment, digi, 2 stars, and DP)
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Pear Tree Designs - Free for All (1 of 2)
Paper Sundaes - For Someone Little

Annabella's Card (4 yrs old):

Annabella's Card is apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:

Crafty Catz - Black/White + 1 color (1 of 1 entries)
Digi Doodle Shops Best - No dp, and 1 embellie
OWH Stars and Stamps - Masculine/no glitter cards
Crafty Cardmakers - Use a Freebie (ALL of this was's mommy's)
Craftalicious - Anything Goes


  1. Scrappy--what a sad cause! Your card says it all perfectly--every child does deserve a voice. Your card is great, but I LOVE Annabella's. Please tell her that I said "Hi"--and that I will keep her boyfriend in my prayers and close to my heart.

  2. Oh Scrappy, what a heartbreaking disorder. Your card is adorable, as is your daughter's.

  3. Your card is wonderful - I love the stars and especially the sentiment. I'm getting weepy just thinking about it!!! Tell Baby Bella her card ROCKS!!! :D MWAH!

  4. Scrappy, wow so well said and the cards were perfect! Hey baby Bella your card is my favorite by far!!!

  5. Scrappy I love your card, it's perfect! Fabulous clouds too! And Annabella...I love your card! Great job with that Frog, Nickie will love it!

  6. Scrappy -- I adore your card with the cheerful frog, bright stars and wonderful clouds. Every child most certainly deserves a voice.

    Annabella -- You are a talented sweetheart! Such a great card you made.

  7. Wonderful card Scrappy and Annabella. I hope Nickie enjoys his card. I had never heard of this Disorder. Thanks for shareing.

  8. Thanks for educating me on this. I had no idea what this was. Your card is just perfect for little Nicky. Thanks for playing in the Create with Connie and Mary challenge!

  9. My hat is off to you for your effort in supporting this cause. Your cards are terrific and very humbling when you know the story behind them.

  10. Bella, your card is super duper freaking cute! Polo and I *LOVE* it!

    Scrappy, yours is cute too ;)

  11. Both of your cards are wonderful! A great cause to support too, thanks for playing along with us at Operation Write Home!

  12. Great cards and what a wonderful cause to support! Thanks for playing along with our Paper Sundaes Challenge this week!

  13. Great cards.. both of them!! Thanks for all you are doing also for such a wonderful cause. So glad you joined us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

  14. Great card Annabella. Thank you so much for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this time. Hope to see you again.


  15. Just LOVE Annabelle's card (yours too Scrappy :) Like many others, I've never heard of this disease either. Nicky and children like him are in my prayers. No child should have to deal with something like this!
    Hugs & Happy Days!

  16. What lovely cards, well done Annabella, I'm sure Nicky will love this, thanks for joinnig us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

  17. Fantastic cards!! Thank you for sharing the information about Apraxia.

    Thanks for participating in the Anything Goes Challenge at Meljen's Designs!

    Dianna, DT Member @ Meljen's Designs

  18. Thanks so much for entering Annabella' card in our challenge this week at Digi Doobdle Shop's Best! She did such a fantastic job! Looks like she's picked herself a cutie for a boyfriend too. Thanks for the info about this disorder. I knew nothing about it.

  19. Two very nice cards. Annabella, your card was fantastic! Cute frog! And you have did such a great job! Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodles Shop`s Best!!

  20. super card, perfect for our challenge, thanks for playing along with CRAFTYCATZ, x carol

  21. What a great cause! Super cute cards. Especially your Annabella! Super sweet. Nicky will love it!

  22. woops almost forgot. Thanks for showing off your freebie at the Crafty Cardmakers challenge this time round!!! Best of luck to you. Little Miss Neat (Corry).

  23. Two frogtasic cards!Annabella that's a really great card you've made.Love the little froggie's red bowtie and the speech bubble is such a clever idea.Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
    Lisa x

  24. Annabella,
    Your card is gorgeous!! I am sure you are going to follow in your mommy's footsteps and be a wonderful card artist!

  25. Scrappy - thank you for the info. I had no idea!
    I love your frog card! Annabella, love your frog card too! you are very sweet to do this for your friend!

  26. I had not heard of Apraxia until now, thanks for sharing this info on such an important cause! Thanks also for sharing your card with us at 365 Cards this week :)

  27. Cute. Thanks for playing along with the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge!

  28. Lovely card !

    Thanks so much for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best, hop to see you again :D

    I am one of the DT members and I want to tell you about group I have opened at PCP "Fan's of Digi Doodle Shop" and you are so very welcome to join us there :D

    All the best to you, Jóna

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  30. Lovely card Annabella! You made a great job on the colouring! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x