Project: I Care

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 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:  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!

The Gentleman Crafter


March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's and Project: I Care Info
Top Of The Afternoon To Ya!

You know when I try to do an Irish Brogue, it sounds more like Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean!  "Aye Aye Walk the plank!"  So instead, I will just wish you all a Wonderful St. Patrick's Day!

In the office today, we couldn't let St. Patrick's Day go unnoticed, so I brought in the green mustaches and goatees for us all to try on!  Sadly, no one sent me their pictures, I guess I'm the only nut case that will share mine!

Never too late to act like a kid!  That's what I say!
On to more news....
Thank You So Much for all the personal emails and comments on Project: I Care!  I'm so thankful to all of you who want to participate.  It truly is an honor...So Thank You from the bottom of my heart!! 
My friend Kim Stirrett, aka Peanut, was kind enough to bring some cards over last night to get the project wheels going!  They are AWESOME CARDS KIM!  Thank You!
I went by the post office today (Love my little Weir Post Office) to make sure the P.O. Box was all set up!  It's set and ready to roll....
Just a bit of info...
You can send the cards directly to me, however, if you would like to be entered into the Crop Out Cancer Prize Drawing on April 12th, Please send your cards to Kathryn Krieger as she will enter you into the drawing by receiving (6) of your cards.  OK...OK...Please visit her blog for more information.  You can find it here:  or click the LINK HERE.

I would love for this to be an ongoing project.  So if you are ever feeling crafty and want to make a card for the project, I'll take it!  :)  Please send them to me and I will take them proudly to the Breast Care Center...Here's my address:

Jim R. Hankins
The Gentleman Crafter
P.O. Box 279
Weir, Texas 78674-0279

Thank You all so much again!  I appreciate your help!  Happy St. Patrick's Day! 

The Gentleman Crafter


  1. What an awesome project Jim. My daughter went through Breast Cancer a couple years ago and it would have been awesome if there had been a shop like the one you have had the pleasure of creating. I will get busy on some cards later today. Margaret Halldorson aka auntie_maggie

  2. I would love to send some cards.di

  3. Jim, I would be proud to send some cards. Thank you so much for asking us, it's an honor. Thank you!
    Linda ;0)

  4. Hi, I would love to participate...I won't be able to get many cards to you until around the first week of April though...I will begin my Spring break and can make some for you then! I have been free of breast cancer for ten years now, and I received much support when I went through it - I would love to pay it forward this way!!

  5. Thank you all for your willingness to participate! I'm so grateful and I know the recipients will be too! Thank You! Thank You! Jim