8.25.2009

Cards For Kate - A Card Drive

Hi, guys! So, you know that cute little adorable puppy on the page that I showed you in yesterdays post? Yeah, that cute little adorable puppy. She woke up with some tummy troubles this morning and so my morning got a little hectic and now I am very sleepy. It's really sad that I can't handle ANY changes in my routine without it wreaking havoc on me. Really. It is. But, I do have something fun to share with you today.

I came across this info on Jana Millen's blog and Jennifer McGuire's blog, so if you are a scrapbooker or a cardmaker, chances are - you have already seen it. If not, I am excited to share the info with you here, because even if this is the only card you ever make in your life - I would love to have you join! I did not start this drive, it is being run by Jennifer and Jana and Kristina - I simply wanted to participate so here is the info from Jana's blog:

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Here is some info about Kate:

About 6 weeks ago the life of the McRae family changed forever when their precious 5 year old daughter, Kate, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer. Dad (Aaron) is a pastor in Arizona and he and his wife, Holly have two other children, Will and Olivia. Of course this is devastating for the whole family and many are praying for them. (Go to www.prayforkate.com to learn more about this family and their struggle). Kate has a rough road ahead of her for quite awhile. When you hear their story you will want to do anything you can to help.

And one thing we can do to help is to send cards to Kate and her family to encourage them, give them strength, and let them know how many people are thinking about and praying for them. And the most generous and kind people in the world are crafters so we thought we’d have a Cards for Kate Card Drive. Jennifer, Kristina Proffitt, and Jana have teamed up on this drive. We have all been following Kate's story and have been so touched by this family. Be sure to watch our blogs for more info, etc.

Think of how much it would encourage this family to receive cards from all over the world. You can simply send the cards to me. We will then box them up and pay to send them to Kate's parents. (We have already gotten the ok from them.)

The details:

  • Cards can be for any member of Kate's family:

- Kate (age 5) - The sweet girl who is battling cancer.
- Little brother Will.
- Bigger sister Olivia.
- Mom and Dad, Aaron and Holly.

  • Cards can be anything cheery, encouraging, supportive, etc. (This family is a family of God, so for all you Christians out there, feel free to share messages of Faith.) Anyone can send a card - even your children!
  • Please write a message in the card and sign your name and where you are from. On the card envelope, please write the name of who the card is for (Kate, Will, Olivia, Aaron and/or Kate). Also, please don't seal the envelope, as Kate's parents might want to preview cards before the kids see them.
  • With your cards, please include a piece of paper with your name, address, email address and number of cards. We will keep these for picking out prizes. (See below.)
  • The cards should be sent to:

Jennifer McGuire
Card Drive for Kate
PO Box 428612
Cincinnati, Ohio 45242

  • Please send the cards to arrive by October 1. This should give enough time for those overseas to play along. As we get enough to fill a box to send to Kate's family, we will send them. This way they don't get them all at once. And since they are having some struggles lately, the sooner we get some cards, the better.
  • If you want to send more than just a card (such as a gift), please just send directly to the address given HERE.
  • If you want to donate money to Kate's family, please click HERE. If you want to help cover the costs of shipping, feel free to include some money in with your cards. Any money leftover will be donated to the family. (But there is NO need to include money.)
(All of the above information was taken from Jana Millen with her permission per her post.)

Here is the card that I made for Kate. I chose to just make the one card for this drive. I don't usually even do drives. I don't know why, but for some reason they often rub me the wrong way, but I totally felt like I was supposed to send a card to this little girl, SO....it went in the mail this morning. I am excited about it, actually! I know the big pink bow and the sparkly, glittery cupcakes are bound to make her smile!!!!

Pink Cupcakes

Pink Cupcakes Close Up

Pink Cupcakes Close Up #2

I told my husband that I am officially on the look out for wide ribbon! He even agreed to grab it if he was out and saw some! LOL! I am LOVING the wider ribbon look on both cards and scrapbook pages, but I have found that I don't have much AT ALL in my stash! *SHOCK!* How could I possibly be missing something so fun???!!!! Anyway.... it's totally on my wishlist now!

So...are you going to do it? I know a lot of you don't usually make cards and stuff, but these don't have to be fancy schmancy! You can even do it with your kids and make cards for Kate's whole family! Please consider it! (Oh...and if you send them in you can win prizes...check out Jennifer and Jana's blogs for more info!)

Have a super Happy Tuesday!!!

***Don't forget to check out my month long blogiversary celebration!!!! Those comments are adding up!!!! I added a piece of jewelry to the stash last night!!!***

17 comments:

  1. Great card, I love all of the 3-D pop up to it. So sad for that family! Thank you for sharing this.

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  2. Thanks for the heads up.I will try to post some cards!You are such a sweet girl.

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  3. WOW!!! I am sure her family is trying to find sense in it all when there really never is. But with the power of prayer the can keep going knowing God is lifting them.

    I had an emergency triple bypass in March and it will effect everything I do for the rest of my life. But I am still grateful that it happened because they found a problem that would have surely taken me. And they weren't I could even survive the surgery. But with God's help and praying I made it/ The nurses said they never saw so many people in the waiting room and calling about someone.

    And I told them when you have faith and your friends do too you know you will make it.

    WE literally just moved (not me of course) so I can't find any of my SB stuff but I have some cute ones I received in kit I would love to send.

    You are truly an Angel here on earth to get this drive started.

    Glittergirlz aka Linda

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  4. What a wonderful way to encourage this family!
    Your card is precious!!!
    Thanks for visiting The Glen!
    Blessings,
    Jill

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  5. Beautiful card Miss Just Jingle. Such a sad, sad, story. I was in the hospital a lot when I was younger and I LOVED getting well wishes from classmates, family, and friends.

    xo

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  6. Love the card! You are going to put a smile on this little girls face. I will try to get one made too. :O)

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  7. Beautiful card. Thank you so much for posting this. I plan on sitting down later today and making at least one myself. I'm just like you I don't usually do the drives but there is just something about this one.

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  8. What a sweet card! I'm planning on sending some as well. Hope to get them done this weekend.

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  9. Cute card, Kate will surely love it! I'm thinking of doing the card drive as well, this will be my first one, so if I can get myself together soon, then I will start working on some cards to send.

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  10. This is a wonderful drive for cards for a wonderful cause!

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  11. I want to work on this but my thing im concerned with is i have had a staph infection.... and I dunno I have been trying to get information on what procedure if any or what or if there is any danger. I worry because I know being on interferon about immune def. and would never do anything to endanger her anymore.
    Do you or anyone know? would you let me know????

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  12. What a wonderful, thoughtful idea! and a great excuse to drag out my scrapbooking/cardmaking/sewing machine/gluegun/dried flowers/glitter/and card stock all just a few months earlier than I normally begin scrapping.

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  13. Thanks for passing on the info. I'll go check it out.

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  14. great idea for a wonderful family - mahalo for starting this!! Prayers work and I shall send mine along with a card!!

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  15. such a fantastic idea and cute cute card!!

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  16. Thank you so much for making a card for the drive and posting about it on your blog. Man, Kate is going to love this card. It's so girlie and fun!

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  17. Beautiful card! I'm sure that it will help to put a smile on little Kate's face~!

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