Past Design Teams

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Welcome to our first KIKI ART Design Team Blog Hop... however, we'd like to call it a BLOG HOPSCOTCH! Our HOPSCOTCH will run during National Scrapbook day weekend; Thursday April 29 - Monday, May 3, 2010

This is a casual type of hop....we're looking to inspire you and educate you about some great organizations. You can start wherever you want, however, make sure to visit the blogs of our talented design team members. Also, please make sure to visit the Kiki Art blogs (English, French, and Spanish) to be eligible to win.

Each design team member was asked to select an organization that commits to helping others. Then, they created a project keeping in mind their organization and featuring Kiki Art products. Make sure to take note of each organization/good cause each DT member has selected.

When you hop from blog to blog, hopefully you will get inspired by all of the beautiful Kiki Art work. We also hope that you are inspired to do good by getting involved in an effort to create a better world through these organizations.

How can I get a Kiki Art sponsored prize?
For your chance to win, you need to leave a comment on the Kiki Art blog letting us know which one(s) was/were your favorite blog(s) during our blog hop and what organization was displayed on that blog. (Don't limit yourself! You can choose as many blogs as you want!)

Any other ways I can win?
Many members of our design team have decided to give away a project that is related to the good cause they believe in. Leave a comment on their blog hop posts, and they will pick a random winner.

On Tuesday, May 4th, all winners will be announced!

Let the BLOG HOPSCOTCH begin!!! Get inspired and enjoy!

Here's the list of names and blog addresses for all three Kiki Art blogs (English, French, and Spanish):

Fleur Smith – BC, CANADA -
Jillian Anger – ON, CANADA -
Linda Shewchuk – SK, CANADA -
Stephanie Hart – NS, CANADA -
Tammy Lever – AB, CANADA -
Virginia Wong – AB, CANADA -
Ann-Katrin – NORWAY -
Annika Bergquist – SWEDEN -
Carole Stirrat – WA, USA-
Einat Kessler – ISRAEL -
Ellen Sosnoski – PA, USA -
Katrina Hunt – MO, USA -
Keely Yowler – KY, USA -
Lynda Lindley – WA, USA - <<-- you are here Meghan Epperly – FL, USA
Nicole Rixon – CA, USA -
Ria Mojica – PHILIPPINES -
Sarah de Guzman – CA, USA
Sophia Allison – SOUTH AFRICA
Vivi Rahman – BRUNEI
KIKI - Arantza Izurrategui - QC, CANADA -

Spanish blogs:
Carolyn – USA & Panamá -
Christine – USA -
Dessy – MEXICO -
Lida – MEXICO -
Olgacle – COLOMBIA -
Patty – MEXICO -
Rebeca – ESPAÑA -
Rosa – ESPAÑA -
Tere – USA & Mexico -

French blogs:

Annie – Québec, Canada -
Kimmieprout – Québec, Canada -
Ladybird – Québec, Canada -
Loustic – Québec, Canada -
Zamaline – Québec, Canada -
Marie France - Québec, Canada -
Karine - Québec, Canada -

Welcome to my stop along the froggy trail... Today, I'd like to talk to you about the wonderful work done by the American Cancer Society.

The American Cancer Society was founded in 1913 as the American Society for the Control of Cancer (ASCC). This group was started by 15 well-known doctors and business leaders in New York City. The start of this group was a very important event in the history of public health.

This year my mother lost her battle with thyroid cancer, so I have a new awareness of what this disease can do. There are steps that each of you can take to reduce your chance of getting a cancer diagnosis.

The best advice is to reduce your cancer risk: lead a more healthy lifestyle and change bad habits. Get regular exercise, quit smoking, eat foods that help defend your body against cancer; and learn to effectively manage stress.

Most importanlty....see your physician for regular testing and health screenings.

As more information is being discovered about cancer more of us are becoming aware of what leads to cancer and are taking steps to prevent it by making lifestyle adjustment to better manage their health.

Early detection, diagnosis, and treatment have significantly improved the odds for those that are faced with cancer. In 1995, over 50% of cancer patients survived five years or more after diagnosis and treatment. The American Cancer Society estimates that an additional 25-30% of all cancer deaths could be prevented with earlier diagnosis and treatment.

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service. With more than two million volunteers nationwide, the American Cancer Society is one of the oldest and largest voluntary health agencies in the United States.

I hope you'll consider the American Cancer Society if you are considering making a donation to a worthy charity.

My gift to one lucky person that leaves a comment on this post is this set of thinking of you cards that I created. These cards were made in the spirit of those that care of patients diagnosed with this disease. Each is hand crafted using fabulous Kiki Art papers.

Thank you for your time and I hope you enjoy your hop.......Lynda
and I have to leave you with a link to this Youtube video that my sister shared with me...this just made my entire week:


sarah said...

thanks for sharing that information on the ACS. i really enjoyed reading it, and i learned some new things. :)

great giveaway too! def a cute card set.


Jocelyn said...

What a great post and I so agree...The American Cancer Society!!! Great Projects!

Jillian said...

What a beautiful set of note cards! Such a great cause to support too. I think Cancer is something that has touched us all.

kmassman said...

Your cards are beautiful! I wish there was no need for this cause.

marcibun said...

Beautiful cards Lynda! Great cause too, I can't think of anything that affects more people universally then Cancer.

Laurie (Wally) said...

Great cards and Great cause...

jennifer said...

i've lost way too many people to the big c, thanks for supporting this cause. lovely cards by the way. flowers are gorgeous!!!

Tammy L said...

Thanks for sharing your cause with us Lynda. I love your cards!

Kelly said...

Those cards are beautiful! Hope I win. :)

MrsETaylor said...

Lynda, I love the clean and simple design that these have. The message is what stands out and is perfect for the charity you selected

Fleursbydesign said...

Beautiful cards - great cause!

jacque4u2c said...

What a beautiful set of note cards! They so ROCK! Such a great cause to support too. Cancer runs in my family and I hate it!

Sheryl said...

Super cute cards!! Love them all!!

Karen said...

These are Beautiful cards you've created Lynda! Yes I don't think annyone has gone unmarked by this disease ampngst family and friends, it is encouraging to know that cancer survivors are increasing in numbers by such organizations research and early interventions.

*~*Rita*~* said...

your cards are beautiful!

עינת said...

Thank you for sharing, this cause is so important. I love your cards!Einat

maria dolores morales said...

¡Hola Lynda! gracias por toda la información que nos brindas sobre el cáncer. Tus trabajos y el regalo que preparaste es muy hermoso, se ve que pusiste mucho empeño en hacerlos, muchas gracias y ya estaré visitándote para conocerte un poco más. Desde Córdoba, Argentina, Mary

dreams_sueños said...

Hi Lynda!!!! thanks for sharing the cause The American Cancer Society! and your cards VERY NICE!!!!!!! hugs from Argentina

Laura Stewart said...

great project!!

Janet Z said...

Still laughing at that video!!
Love your cards.

Pamk said...

lovely card set and great cause. My dad passed from cancer.

wustaz said...

my brother in law just got out of the hospital today from his surgery to remove his cancer. we are all praying that the doctor got it all

Ginny said...

Beautiful cards. Thank you for the info on the ACS!

justcallmegirlie said...

love your cards. ACS, great cause, hopefully we can all get more support!

Keely Yowler said...

I love your beautiful giveaway! You are representing a wonderful cause.

Ann-Katrin said...

Hello Lynda!
Great organization & love your cute cards!

kiki said...

Lynda! you are so many things to me... a fantastic designer, an awesome sketcher and card maker, an amazing adviser and a true soul sister that tells me everything I need to know, shares my vision and believes in my craziness. Looking forward to some real life chit-chat and giggles with you one day.

Virginia said...

There are just too many people afflicted with cancer :-( Beautiful cards!