Saturday, November 19, 2011

CST challenge and SAS4K

Hi everybody,
This is a card I made for our CST challenge this week (make a round card).  This card was fun to make and is pretty straight forward.  I used Nestabilities to cut the base out of white cs. Cut two, scored one at the top for the back and sealed together so it would open.  I then used my Fiscars circle cutter to cut out 2 yellow circles and sandwiched the ribbon between them.  The ribbon is equal all the way around even if it doesn't show up like that in the photo.  I think it was the angle I took the photo at that makes it look so uneven.  This was then adhered to the card base.

I then cut another smaller Nestabilitie scallop circle and embossed it and added that on top.  All that was left to do was add the little elfin girl image (digi stamp that was colored with prisma colors, sorry I could not find where I got the digi from, I am usually good about noting where I get digis, just not this time, my bad.) and add the sentiment (Inkadinkadoo) using nestabilities, once again.  The image is popped up and I inked the edges of all the white cs with yellow ink.

This card will be added to a bunch I will be sending to "Send a Smile 4 Kids".  This seems like a very worthy cause that donates cards to Sick Kids in Vancouver and Stollery in Edmonton so that families and staff can give cards to children that are in need of care.  If you would like to know more about this cause, here is the link.

I was told about this organization by Gail, a new blogging friend.  Gail has to be one of the busiest people I know.  She gets more done in a day than I do in two weeks.  And she is a great crafter.  You really should check out her blog.  It really is an inspiration.

I know I live in BC and Sick Kids is a wonderful hospital, but I thinkI will send cards to Alberta for Stollery. I have a close connection to that hospital.  . I spent countless hours there a few

years ago when my young niece was diagnosed with a brain tumor.  Right after the diagnosis, I went to Alberta to help anyway I could.  I thought I would be caring for my sister's other children while she and my niece stayed in Edmonton for treatments.
Found out treatments were 15 minute bouts of radiation, 5 days a week.  So we decided to travel back and forth for 6 weeks of treatments.  They live a little over an hour out of Edmonton.  I became the designated driver.  My sis was not comfortable driving in the city, especially with so much on her mind.  Many of the trips included visits to Stollery for checkups and support.

Long story, short...sadly, my niece lost her fight at only 13 years old.  But I remember how much she enjoyed receiving hand crafted cards from some of my online friends.  And I remember how much support and caring she and the family received from Stollery.  I would like to pay some of that back and this is one way I can do that.

So that is about it for today.
I hope everyone is having a great weekend and keeping warm.  It is cold here.

Take care.
Theresa in Kitimat


Gail said...

What a cheerful card, and shaped're putting us to shame!
Awe shucks Theresa!
Thanks for the plug!
Lynnette received my cards for SAS4K's & e-mailed me such an excited short note!
The first visit to the Stollery is December 2nd.
I think that's the deadline for Christmas this year.
You are a wonderful person!

Lynnette said...

Wow! This is a beautiful story I am so glad that I read this. So many other people I have talked to really like what the Stollery hospital does.
Thank you for sending your cards to Alberta for SendASmileCanada I will really will be thankful for all of them. I am just starting this charity so everything helps.
Yes, I will go the Stollery on Dec.2nd but if any Christmas cards come in later than this I will store them and put them in next year's bunch!

Tammy said...

Awesome card for a terrific cause. So sorry your niece did not have a happy ending.

Shelley said...

Thank you for sharing your niece's story, Theresa. I think you are incredible for turning that tragic loss into something positive by making cards for other sick children! Your cards really will help!

Shelley, SAS4K(Canada)