Saturday, January 21, 2012

Blog Hop for Ethan Pinter

Welcome to Blog Hop for Ethan Pinter. He is a little boy that is very sick. Here is a bio from his mom, Melissa Pinter: My name is Melissa Pinter and I have a 2 year old son name Ethan Pinter who was diagnosed with a rare liver disease called Biliary Atresia att the age of two months old. This is a rare disease because he was not born with Bio Ducts. So Dr. Pintinger and the Akron Children's Team reconstructed them and the procedure was called a Kasi. So at the age of 8 months old Ethan and I were Life flighted to Cincinnati Children's because he had Upper GI bleeds. The only thing that woud help him would be a New liver. Feb 18th 2011 he had recieved a half of another babies liver. This baby saved my son's life and we are so ever so greatful. Ethan and I had waited a total of 9 months for this. We have been seperated from my husband and daughter during that time. Ethan is now 2 years old and is having complications and we are currently living at the Ronald Mcdonald House in Cincinnati till we get him better. He has two crucial virus's that he is currently fighting, they are the EBV Virus and CMV Illuminitis (Fatal Virus- it attacks every organ) .
 Welcome and if you came from Courtney's blog then your at the right place, if not and want to start at the beginning you need to head over to Jenn's blog.
We found out at the beginning of this that Ethan likes Elmo and trucks. Since I had no Elmo cartridge I decided to make him a get well card with a truck on it and on the inside too. The front truck came from Just Because Cards cart. I took the sticker element and cut it for the card. The add the sentiment from a variety of places but all the words came from this cart other than the word flat it came from the Wild Card cart, nice font on that cart.
The inside of the card came from the Just Because cards cartridge too. This truck was the basis of the card. Learned something about the card cartridges that all the elements with the card follow the size of the card. Which at first I didn't know that and when I cut out a wanted 2.5" truck I got a 
The 1st image is at 1" not exactly what I wanted but the next image is right around 2" after I put the size on the cricut at 4.5" (the card size). I guess sometimes you have to think outside of the box when it comes to the cartridges.
Recipe for the card was a variety of scraps, scotch scrapbooker's glue and True Blue sticles
Stop back again tomorrow and check out the card I did for Melissa..

This was a fun card to make and I'm hoping that Ethan enjoys it too. If you would like to send a card to Ethan and his Mom Melissa you can send it to:

Melissa Pinter
Ronald Mcdonald House Room 17
350 Erkenbrecher Ave
Cincinnati Ohio 45229
Next stop is at Tina K's blog: Crafty and Green
In case you get lost at all here is the list:
Tina C.
Tina K (Crafty and Green)
Michelle Ferris -
Lynne -
Michelle Peak -
Kimberly Pate  ~
Becky -
Autumn -


  1. That is just adorable! I love the truck.

  2. What an adorable card!! Great Job, Tina!!

    Many Blessings,

  3. VROOOOOOOOMM ! I can just hear Ethan now! He will love his little truck card !

  4. Nice job on the card, since he like truck I am sure Ethan will love the card!

  5. Oooh my first blog hop :) Great card and sending love and hugs for Ethan & his family xx

  6. This is a really cute card! I love that truck!


  7. Very cute card. You can never go wrong with little boys and trucks. :)

  8. This is adorable. I love the inside of the card.


  9. Love this Card Ethan will love it. supper cute
    Truck the papers and the colors are great. thanks for sharing and let them know My Prayers will always be there.
    Keep the Faith.

  10. AW .. Tina what a great card! LOve this and i am excited bc I have both these Carts..Thanks for explainging about the images that fit the card! Thats awesome I just learned something new! This is so adorable and thank you for making my day! You girls did awesome!

  11. cute card.. thank you for sharing with all of us..

  12. Love the sentiment on your card! The truck is very nice. I like it. Edwina Brown

  13. Like the whimsy sentiment on front & inside of truck card. It will humor Ethan's day.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  14. A great little card for Ethan, i'm sure this will make him smile :) xxx

  15. Great card for Ethan --- Pleasure hopping with you!
    Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust

  16. Very cute card, I'm sure Ethan will love it! All boys love trucks!!!