Saturday, October 06, 2012

Hope You Can Cling To


Throughout the month I'll share more of my challenge cards for Hope You Can Cling To. If you're not familiar with this crafty cause, here's a little explanation from Splitcoaststampers:
"Splitcoaststampers is proud to partner with the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center for our third annual month-long card drive to benefit those affected by breast cancer. Whether your stamps cling to acrylic, wood, or to your hard drive, they hold the power to convey hope and lift the spirits of anyone who sees what you create with them. That is the inspiration for our “Hope You Can Cling To” stamping campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 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."

After last year's card drive, I received this email, which touched my heart so much:

Hi Dina,
             I thought you might like to know where some of your donated creative cards have landed.  I am an 11 yr. breast cancer survivor and volunteer in the Breast Center at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.  We received a basketful of assorted handmade cards to distribute to patients who are waiting for their appointments.  I want you to know just how much these cards are appreciated and really brighten a person's day.  Some have made selections to send to someone who has done a kind deed for them.  I, myself, have selected several to send to patients who are struggling and need some encouragement.  Thank you for reaching out to those you don't even know with the donation of such lovely cards.
                                                            Rosemary Herron
                                                                   Pink Ribbon Volunteer

I used a border die (Border Duo 3) and stamps from my most recent release at Impression Obsession (Cage Collage, Soul Cage) to make this card for CAKath's Courage challenge. I love this quote, that speaks of the courage and strength we have to rise above our circumstances.

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