Sunday, March 16, 2014

Project: I Care! Help Needed!

Hello Everyone!

You may not know me, but I would rather give than receive.  I love to give to others because it makes me sooo very happy!   It honestly brings me joy! Now, I'm going to ask for your help...

As you may know, I was personally challenged with opening up the Breast Care Cancer Center Boutique at one of the hospitals where I work.  It's been such a blessing in my life.  I am so deeply honored to be apart of this amazing project!  In the few days we have been open, we have seen survivors come in who have been so grateful for our shop and friends and family of the amazing people who are going through this horrible disease come in and be so thankful!  So Amazing!

Anyway!  Enough of the mushy stuff... sorry... I was thinking... I have SUCH AN AMAZING ONLINE CRAFTY FAMILY!  We love to give and make things for each other... I've seen it and been apart of it!   You have been so very good to me and other crafters!  You all are so caring and giving... It's totally....well...AWESOME!  So, what the heck...I... thought I would ask if you are willing to give back with..Project: I Care...

No, I'm NOT asking for money!  Please send No money!  LOL!  I am asking this....Would any of you be willing to make a card/cards that we (the staff and volunteers of the Breast Care Center) can send out to our patrons THANKING them for coming to the Breast Care Center Boutique and purchasing an item in which the proceeds go directly back to the Breast Care Center



Cards Details?

It could be made by a five year old or a ninety year old, it could be fancy or simple...If you would be kind enough to try to make the cards A2 (4 1/4"x5 1/2") sized cards...preferred (but not required). Please line dark cards with white or cream cardstock. Envelopes are appreciated.  You can make one card or a zillion....Whatever makes you happy!   I would just ask for a Thank You card or a card with NO sentiment on the inside that we could send to the patrons of the store thanking them for supporting the Breast Care Center.  Use your scraps...do them when you can...It would be an ongoing project, so whenever you find time....I would be sooo very grateful for your participation not to mention, so very proud!  I will keep this post at the top of my blog with a tab under Project: I Care.

Special Note:  Kathryn Krieger, aka, Kathryn Scraps was so AMAZING to include Project: I Care in her Crop Out Cancer Campaign.  Thanks Kathryn!  She will kindly enter your name into the prize drawing for the April 12th crop if you make (6) cards for the Seton Breast Care Center!!!  Please visit her blog here: http://thescrapbeach.blogspot.com/2014/03/crop-out-cancer.html#.UyXI9O0o6P8  or click the LINK HERE

To enter into the drawing on April 12th, please send cards and envelopes to the below address. Be sure to include a card with your name and email address so we can give you your prize entry. You will receive one prize entry for every six cards you send. Cards will be accepted at any time, however, to earn entries for this crop cards must be post-marked by April 5th (USA) or March 29th (international).

Seton Breast Care Center
c/o Kathryn E. Krieger
4222 Fortuna Center Plaza #150
Dumfries, VA  22025-1515

As this will be an ongoing project, after April 12th, I would be grateful if you would send the cards directly to me. I will update you tomorrow night with my mailing information.  PLEASE CHECK THE TAB, PROJECT: I CARE AT THE TOP OF MY BLOG FOR UPDATED INFORMATION.

Once again, I personally thank you in advance for taking the time to not only read this post, but to possibly participate in... Project: I Care or one of the many other amazing projects created to stamp out this horrible disease.

Thank You so Much!  You Rock!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter



35 comments:

  1. Jim, What a wonderful and unique idea. Thank you for doing this and making a difference, both with your heart and your art. ♡ Betsy, PaperCalliope

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    1. Thank You So Much Betsy! So many times we all want to give back and don't know how...I thought this would be a really cool project that doesn't cost a lot and yet blesses both the giver and receiver...Thanks for your kind words! Jim

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  2. Having lost a few friends to beast cancer and an Aunt to liver cancer, you can count me in! And Thank You, Jim for your huge caring giving heart. It is truly an honor to know you.

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    1. Oh Sue, I'm grateful to you! Thank You so very much! Hugs! J.

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  3. Jim, I've posted this on my blog http://createwithella.wordpress.com/
    I will collect and send you cards once a month and you may receive some driectly from my crafty friends! Thank you for letting us participate in the wonderful project...we love it!!

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    1. Thank You Thank You Ella! Not only for sharing this project with others, but for participating in this as well! Yahoooo!! I am so thankful! I will have my Post Office Box Address up by tomorrow night. Please check the top tab of my blog! So excited! Thanks and Hugs to ya! J.

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  4. This just touches my heart... I have four sisters who have had a form of cancer, and a very close friend who has battled and won, breast cancer! It terrifies me with my odds, but I try not to think about it! So I am joining in with this fabulous cause! I know that cards and thoughts meant the world to my sisters, so I know this will be so very well received!! Kudos, to you, Jim, you are so very thoughtful! Hugs, Teri

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    1. Terri,
      Cancer is sooo scary and I'm so happy that your friend WON!!!! What a blessing! I know I'm preaching to the choir, but make sure you get checked regularly! Thank You so much for joining in! I am grateful! Thanks for your kind words! Hugs! Jim

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  6. Hi Jim. As an eleven year survivor of breast cancer I would be happy to send cards for those still struggling with treatment. I just get to live with the aftermath of chemo and the disabilities it created. They will be on there way shortly. thanks as alway for sharing. I posted your request on my facebook page. Theresa aka Mountain Dreamer

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    1. 11 Years! That's AWESOME THERESA!!!! Thank you so much for joining in! Thank you for sharing as well! You ARE AMAZING!!! Hugs to you friend! Jim

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  7. This is great Jim!! I will get some sent soon!! So do they need to all be Thank you Cards??

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    1. Dorothy, Thank you so much for being willing to help out! So honored! Thank You's would be awesome, Inspirational, blank or thinking of you would be amazing as well! Once again, Thanks for your willingness to help!

      Hugs!
      Jim

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  8. Jim, this project is near and dear to my heart since I'm a breast cancer survivor of over 20 years...THANK YOU GOD!!! I think this is a wonderful way to add a bit of sunshine into the lives of women who are going through a dark time. Thank you for starting this ongoing project!!

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    1. Barb, Thank you so much for your continued help! I so appreciate all the cards you made last night...By The Way...If anyone is reading this, TexasBarb made the cards pictured on this blog post! Thanks so much for kicking it off Barb! You Rock Sistah! And congratulations on your amazing 20 years!

      Hugs to ya my lovely!
      J.

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  9. Jim....I would luv to participate and be a on going donator...My daughter just received her her second stem cell transplant she has non-hodgkin lumphoma (terminal...so drs say...but our God is greater!!)..and this would help me to keep afloat too....Thanks for this kindness you are sharing for others...

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    1. Oh Cardchick! Prayers going out for you, your daughter and your family! I have no words...Yes, God is GREATER! I am so honored. Thank you so much for participating! Thank YOU for your kindness and sharing!

      Huge Hugs to you and yours!
      Jim

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  10. Count me in ....I am a Uterine cancer survivor and one of my closest friends just underwent a double mastectomy a week before Christmas.....such an ugly disease. Thank you for all your caring work for everyone!

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    1. Thank You Sooo Much Shirley and Congrats on being a survivor! That's AMAZING! Hope your friend is doing well! Thinking of her...

      Hugs,
      Jim

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  11. Bless you Jim for thinking of organising this - you have such a kind heart! Count me in.

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    1. Oh My Sweet Lynn! You always give! Just as I said in my post above...You are one that gives and gives and gives! I so appreciate that! You have such a kind heart and I'm so proud to call you my friend! Thanks so much Lynn!

      Love ya!
      Jim

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  12. This is a wonderful project, one I will be participating in. Thanks Jim for organizing it.

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  14. My daughter and her two daughters, ages 15 and 11, are visiting - they're here for one more day. My daughter's best friend (a single mom with two children under age 14) has been fiercely battling an aggressive form of breast cancer for about four years. She's not expected to survive the month. In honor of Ash and in appreciation for your work with the boutique, making cards will be tomorrow's project.

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  15. I would love to make cards for this cause. My Dad has kidney cancer, its showed up twice in his bladder since they removed his kidney. He's currently cancer free and for that we thank God. I think it is wonderful what you're doing, many people will benefit from your kindness. Thanks Jim for all you do!

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  16. We recently been touched by cancer again, this time with my sons' best friend's mother. I would love to participate, and I am betting my sons (whom are 15) might just be willing to make a few cards. this is a great project, Jim. Thanks for all you do.

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  17. Jim, thank you so much for this inspiring idea. I am a breast cancer survivor (10 years cancer free and counting).
    I would love to make some cards for this, so count me in. I will get started this week. My Wednesdays are usually spent at the Crafty Scrapper, so this will be a great project for that day. Thank you for all you do for all of us.
    Pammiebear in Texas

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  18. Thank you Jim... I had some problems as well, and all came out OK. I will try to add to my Blog as well (I'm not to good at adding information. LOL). You are so kind Jim, and I will send cards, love to make cards. You will have a GOLD STAR some day...bless you.

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  19. Jim, I've added your site and Kathryn's as well to my Blog (craftyladydesigns.com) Hop this will help spread the word

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  20. Question for you, Jim, about the cards... would you prefer they be flat versus popped up embellies? Just thinking about postage here!!
    Thanks,
    Teri

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  21. I would love to help, as my mother passed in 1994 to cancer. I was just 18... so this will mean a lot to me! Thank you for being your wonderful self and organizing this project! <3

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  22. Jim, I am a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and I have tons of beautiful cards I can send you. Is it ok if my name is stamped in very small lettering on the back of the card?

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  23. Wonderful idea, Jim. It's an honor to participate

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  24. I started a few days ago (thought I'd left a comment then but I don't see it so I probably brain-farted that)... anyway, I have 5 cards made so far & will keep going until I have enough to send down there to you. I love this project and feel honored to be able to join in, thanks for heading this up :-) I've added a linky on my blog sidebar back here: http://scrapaddictsattic.blogspot.com/

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  25. My wonderful sister gave me her Cricut Expression ll with like 24 cartridges, which I am tirelessly trying to figure out how to use. Regardless, I'm sure I can use other materials to make some cards.
    As a cancer survivor, I had Acute Lymphosarcoma, and my Aunt just had a double mastectomy, my best friend passed last summer @43 of breast cancer, I think any program that helps support such causes resonates on a very personal level for me.
    You couldn't be more right about our online crafty/artsy family. Though I've only met a handful personally, I quite often feel closer to this community than than most of my friends. Ours is a community that is so supportive of one another on so many levels. I think it's awesome you have reached out to rally everyone. You really are an amazing person. Much love to you!!!! ((((HUGS))))
    Kimmie

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