Live from our annual fundraiser event. A great turn out! The participants purchase a table and bring their favorite games. Additional options include a silent auction, a 50/50, and a raffle. Gift bags and door prizes donated. Thank you all. More to come. J
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
I hope this post finds everyone enjoying lots of chocolate bunny ears and marshmallow peeps :).
It is exciting to announce that Stamp to Cope is prepping for a breast cancer awareness opportunity coming next week. I have been invited to speak at a cancer fundraising event with an anticipated audience of over 100 women. We are looking forward to sharing survivor stories and reaching out to the newly diagnosed. The event planner is putting together gift bags for the attendees and asked if I would create an item that could be included. The guidelines presented a little challenge...make sure your organization's name is on the item and align it with the items already donated by other sponsors such as pens, pencils, stickers, highlighters, etc. In keeping with the guidelines and the breast cancer theme, I ended up creating mini notepads for journalling the journey or taking note of important information. (Not everyone has gone electronic yet ;)) The best part was the ability to recycle scraps of cardstock and use stamps in a whole new way. It was definitely out of my card making comfort zone, but lots of fun. I am going to work on some bookmarks next...stay tuned. Have a super week and thanks for all the support!
Monday, April 2, 2012
I apologize for not posting in a while but I was focused on supporting my husband as he progressed through his last week of chemo and radiation. As the doctor said, "he is not out of the woods yet" but he has made a huge dent in the process. Now he must do some healing before further steps are taken. God's blessings and thanks to all of you who have held us up in your thoughts and prayers.
We didn't come up with the name "Stamp to Cope" without good reason, so as you might expect I have been stamping my heart out as a way to accept my added role of cancer support person. In an odd twist, having cancer myself certainly helped me help him. An additional benefit is that I will have quite a few new ideas and techniques to share in the coming weeks. But for now, I am still fascinated with HoneyPop paper by InkyAntics and just did not want to pass up using my orange...seemed like pumpkins were a long way off. I traced the carrot template free hand and used a flourish stamp as the green top.
I have also been busy reaching out with Stamp to Cope and have scheduled events for April, June, and July. Please check out our website at www.stamptocope.org for more information. Instead of scheduling a specific event for May, we were asked to create paper products for the Berea Women's Club and their Membership Tea...a great way to get some attention for our mission. So far I have completed the requested name tags.