Monday, January 24, 2011

Happy Birthday Rio!

How much fun is a 13th birthday?

Every kid waits for what seems like forever to become a 'teenager'!

Betty Roberts' (Simply Betty Stamps) daughter, Rio, is no exception, and will turn 13 on February 8th!

When asked by Betty what she wanted for her birthday, Rio asked, "Mom, is it really my choice what I get for my birthday?" Betty assured her that it was her choice. Rio then says, "Ok, this year, mom, I want money, but can I do anything at all with it?" Betty said "Of course you can." (Get your tissues ready...) Rio continues, "Okay, I want my birthday money to be donated to the children of St. Jude's hospital, so they can have a special day, or whatever the money is needed for. I don't want to have money to just blow, when I can help other kids that can't get out of bed, or go outside. That's what I want for my birthday."

Rio is a very special 13 year old! Betty went to work, and designed a 13th birthday digi image that she named after Rio. You can find it at her store. For $3.00, you can get an adorable image that can be used over and over! To top it all off, the $3 will go entirely to Rio's St. Jude's donation!

Rio does not know about the image yet, OR the upcoming surprise! Betty is asking for birthday cards to be mailed to Rio in time for her birthday on Feb. 8th. She is going to collect them all, and on Rio's birthday, they will walk down together to the mailboxes, where Betty will have stashed all of the cards, along with some of Rio's fave yummies, Reese's cups and York Peppermint Patties! After her birthday, Betty plans to take Rio to St. Jude's, where she can hand deliver her donation.

How cool is this, I mean really.......!

Hurry over to Simply Betty's Stamps, look for the link to Rio's Birthday image, and help out some very unfortunate children! Let's help Rio know that what she is doing is a very good thing, and that she is providing a special blessing for these kids!

Here's my card with the image.....scroll down for mailing address! Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Cosmo Cricket Material Girl DP, Copic Markers, Spica Glitter Pens, Sentiment by The Angel Company, ribbon and flower from Hobby Lobby, Cotton Candy Stickles

Please mail cards to:

Rio Roberts
P.O. Box 132314
Big Bear Lake, Ca. 92315

Thanks so much! If you have questions, you can read more on Betty's blog, or email her at:



The Other Patti Sue said...

Awwwww how cool! I'm off to check it out!

Betty Boo! said...

OMG what an amazing card! I grabbed my tissues, cause even after knowing what was coming it still tears me up that my kid wants to be selfless... what's even more amazing is how much support she has gotten in her selfless act! I am just so touched by everyone's support and grateful to know how many wonderful ladies there are out there!

Thank you so much Patti for the card and the support. I can't wait to share Rio's day at St. Judes!


Iris said...

Lovely card Patti! The image is super cute! Well, before I'm thirteen, I'll have to turn 11 first!