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Saturday, November 03, 2012

Hope you Can Cling to 2012 challenge cards

The gauntlet was thrown down over at Splitcoast Stampers for those wanting to create cards for those that are facing breast cancer and their Annual Hope You Can Cling To challenge:.

Here is the write-up from the forum:

We are kicking this campaign off on World Card Making Day - a day of celebration of the power of a handmade card. We encourage papercrafters across the globe to put their talents to work creating beautiful handmade cards to send to patients and their families at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, and, in the process, turn our gallery pink! 

Hope is powerful medicine. Here is part of a letter from MD Anderson after last year's event:

“On behalf of the breast cancer patients at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas I’d like to say thank you for the beautiful handmade cards that you sent to us! The “Hope You Can Cling To” month long campaign was very much appreciated. The volunteers in our Breast Center enjoyed filling baskets with these special cards. As they made their visits each day and introduced themselves to patients, they encouraged each to select one of your handmade cards. These special cards truly offered hope and lifted the spirits of everyone during Breast Cancer Awareness month! I personally have had the pleasure of opening each envelope. What beautiful work you all have done for our patients.” - Maggi Suttles, Assistant Director, Volunteer Services, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Many in our community have been affected by breast cancer, directly or indirectly. We would love for each of the patients at the UT MD Anderson cancer center and their families to feel this same encouragement and inspiration and we know this community always rises to a challenge.

There will be special challenges in our 
Splitcoaststampers Hope You Can Cling To Challenge Forum to inspire you throughout the month, and we will have some fun giveaways, including of course, some pink! 

We'll begin the campaign with three challenges on October 1st, and we will have challenges each day in October. So keep watching this space as we approach the exciting kickoff of Hope You Can Cling To!

I've been making cards for these challenges since World Card Making Day...and wanted to share some of them with you on this blog post:

Image from The Alley Way Stamps

Sentiment sticker by Momenta and stamp by Unity

Digital image by Bugaboo; pattern paper by Momenta

Digital stamps by Bugaboo and pattern paper by Momenta

Everything by Momenta

Stamps by Unity and ink by Hero Arts

Everything by Momenta

Digital image by Bugaboo and pattern paper by Bo Bunny

Digital Image by Bugaboo

Digital image by Sanqunetti design for MyGrafico

I posted eight additional cards in their gallery, so I've gotten a good number of the challenges complete.  I hope you have a bit of extra time or a desire to make some cards for a very worthy cause you'll drop by the forum and check them out...I have about 10 more to finish and post before the deadline..wish me luck!

Happy crafting...Lynda


Lynn Stevens said...

Hi Lynda, Your cards are just darling and such a great cause. I'm sure they will all bring a smile and brighten the day to everyone who is lucky enough to receive one.

Thanks for entering my giveaway and best of luck.
Hugs Lynn

Lola said...

All of your cards are gorgeous and what a great cause! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Catch the Bug and for using so many different Bugaboo images!

Min said...

Fabulous card! Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug Anything Goes Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you join us again today for our NEW challenge.
Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
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