Monday, January 24, 2011

Color Challenge

Posted by PicasaPart of the fun of stamping is the wonderful resources and connections that can be discovered. In order to share techniques and ideas with survivors at our Stamp to Cope workshops, I try to learn new techiques and find new ways to inspire creativity. Recently I came across the concept of stamping "challenges". Various stamping blogs issue daily/weekly/monthly challenges and then post examples. The challenges have a time limit, encourage the participant to post the completed product, and usually give some type of acknowledgement. The card I made here is a sample of a color challenge issued this week at
The colors required were brown, turquois and white. What a wonderful way to support, encourage, and lift up others who enjoy stamping. I can not help but see the connection between stamping challenges and survivior support.... Look for that nugget of inspiration provided by your support team, embrace the commitment to move forward, and give yourself and your team kudos and acknowledgement for a job well done. Have a wonderful week and enjoy the challenges that come your way. Blessings Jeannette

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Love you

Greetings everyone. Wintery, gray, damp weather lingers on in Berea, KY and I find myself wishing for warmer temperatures and bright colors. Since they do not seem to be on the weather horizon, I thought I would improvise with a vibrant and cheery card created for my daughter-in-law to celebrate her January birthday. I am very thankful for Tania and the flower reminded me of her appreciation for the little touches that make things "pop". Survivors are particularly sensitive to those people in our lives who help us "belong" and see the various shades and depth of our new normal and it is very appreciated. The stamp images are from The Angel Company (a proud sponsor of Stamp to Cope), the paper from GinaK Designs, and the die cuts using Spellbinders nestabilities. Happy Birthday Sweetie and thank you for letting me share in your life and the lives of those adorable grandbabies. Blessings, Jeannette
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Monday, January 10, 2011

Time of Blessings

Happy Monday! Since I am new to Blogging, I am starting out small....trying to add something on Mondays. This weekend was time for celebration as we "geared" up for my husband's birthday. I created this card to reflect his love for the Grandfather clock that sits in our dining room and my time to thank him for all he does for me and our family. Stamping and creating cards for friends and family bring great inspiration and renewed blessings. I am so thankful for the additional time I have been given...surviving is awesome! :) Have a great week. Jeannette
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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

2010 Creations/ Activities

Stamp to Cope, Inc. moves into 2011 with thanksgiving and much excitement as we springboard off of a very successful first year.  STC was incorporated on October 23, 2009 and achieved our 501c3 status March 1 2010.  Thanks to the wonderful support of our Board of Directors, sponsors, volunteers, and survivors, we participated in 4 booth awareness/fundraising activities, created over 250 cards, conducted 3 technique workshops, and expanded our outreach to mailings and telephone inquiries. Below are a few photos of our 2010 accomplishments.  Thank you all!!!!

Welcome to my first post

Welcome to the Stamp to Cope, Inc. new blog spot.  My hope for this spot is to share the activities of Stamp to Cope, Inc. including planned workshops and events, pictures of survivor creations, and updates on activities.  Please join me with your thoughts and suggestions.  You can also visit our website at for more details about our outreach.  Thanks for your support and blessings for a wonderful 2011.