Monday, January 18, 2010

Cards 4 Kids Needs YOUR Help!


Every year around this time, my mom A.K.A. the Rubber Maid, puts out a call for Valentine's Day Cards for the children at the Children's Hospital of Michigan. Cards 4 Kids is my mom's volunteer work. She provides handmade cards so that the kiddos have Valentines to exchange. But, this call is much too big for her alone! The hospital would like a couple thousand Valentines!!!

I have to say, it's amazing to see the reaction from the kids -- knowing that someone cared enough to brighten their days. Some of the children are there for cancer treatment. Some are in the burn unit. Some are there for surgery. But bottom line -- ALL are kids going through a tough time. If you'd like to help -- the cards need to arrive at my mom's place in Michigan by February 8th so that they can be distributed by the hospital. They can be with or without envelopes, they can be ATC size, they can be like a post card! It all works!

The card above is one that I'll soon be sending along for the drive! You might say - well that doesn't look like a "kid card!" Well, here's the scoop - the kids range in age up to 21! So, I like to make a few that are more like "adult" cards too!

This card is fun because it is really just some fun decorative paper, a stitched edge and then scraps of decorative paper that I used to punch circles from. The daisy is actually brand new stamp called Heartfelt Daisy that was just released Impression Obsession illustrated by Alesa Baker. I used Copic markers to add some color to it. After that, add a sentiment, some buttons and ribbon and boom... done! It was a fun one to create because it's not my normal "style!" We've all got to break out of our comfort zone every now and then... right?

I have to tell a fun story that my mom shared about this program. She said the doctors and nurses just went crazy running from room to room delivering these valentines to the boxes on the kids doors. Isn't that just a fun mental picture? I think so! If you'd like to donate, just email me at juliekoerber@bresnan.net and I can pass along my mom's address! Thank you so much in advance! The stamping community is one of the most kind hearted and generous communities out there!

I'll see you back here soon!
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