Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Current Lime Light Task #9 - it's MY project!

Those of you who read my blog on a regular basis know that I am a very proud member of the Lime Light - a team of wonderful gals that make projects for donation to worthy causes. These can be things like our butterfly project where we made butterflies to donate to the Children's Holocaust Museum in Houston, or when we made items that could be donated to animal shelters to help them raise money to support the work they do, or when we helped one of our own by making cards that she could use in her work with at-risk youth. Click on the image and visit the website and check out some of the wonderful things this group has been involved in! This month's project is my project. Here is a basic description of the task that the Lime Light design team members will be tackling this month.

My idea centered around my amazing sister-in-law Cheryl who is a breast cancer survivor. Not only is she a survivor, she is also an awesome activist. She went to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition to help her get through this most difficult illness and she ended up working there. She works giving support to her fellow survivors. She is tireless in her efforts on behalf of this organization and I would like to help out. She and her fellow workers often send cards of encouragement to the folks they work with. She also has made note card sets to give to survivors so that they can send notes to their friends and family letting them know what’s happening through the course of their treatment. They use journals so that they can chronicle their personal journeys. Cheryl also holds monthly craft classes to keep them engaged and feeling good about themselves. They make all kinds of craft projects and in August they are working on scrapbook pages.

I would like to make cards that the counselors can send to the members of their survivor groups and note cards that the counselors can give to the survivors to send out themselves. I'd also like to make some decorated journals to be given to the survivors to use to chronicle their journey.

In addition, I am putting together some scrapbooking supplies, designer papers mostly and some ribbon and digital print items that they can use at the center to make scrapbook pages both during their August craft activity and later when they work one on one with them to create pages to remember their journey.

Here are some of the cards I have been making.







I have put general "thinking of you" and "get well" messages on the insides and on some I am leaving the inside blank with a flower or other stamped image so that the counselor can add a personal message.

Here is one of the note card sets that I have made as well as a picture of one of the cards:



This is a 6 x 8 journal and I have decorated the front. I am going to stamp some flowers here and there throughout the pages, but am leaving it mostly blank for the survivor to write and add pictures of their own.


Here is a link to the DBCC website where you can go and check out what they do:

http://www.debreastcancer.org/default.htm

This is a link to a video featuring my sister-in-law, Cheryl Doucette, talking about what this organization has meant to the survivors who go there:

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/video/video.php?v=1179184598334

I am going east at the end of the month and will be hand delivering the items that the team sends to me and they will also be sending things directly to Cheryl at the center. I will be holding a workshop locally so that my local stamp camp gals can get in on the fun too.

Thanks for visiting today!

~chris

A Proud member of The Lime Light
Come visit us and see what we've been up to.
Design Team Member - Kaboodle Doodles

9 comments:

melanie said...

So cute! I need that "sisters" stamp...where ever did you get it?

Linda said...

Hi Chris - what a wonderful way to help out.

If you'd like to e-mail me with your address I would love to send some cards over from the UK to help this cause. I am sure I would also be able to get a few from crafting buddies.

Monica-FC said...

what a nice way to help others or a group. i love all that you made.

62 Cards - Sammye Jo said...

I have a set of Pink Ribbon Cupcake toppersI made that I would love to send you! Can you email me where to send them!!! sammyejo@62cards.com

LeAnne said...

Wow, this is an awesome project and you have been busy! I'll check out the details.

Diane said...

Such a wonderful story Chris,your sister in law is a true hero!
And so are you,you are always there helping great causes!
All your cards are beautiful!

mochamama said...

These are all beautiful Chris!!

raindropecho said...

What a great cause! I'm off to visit the website. Unfortunately, I know of two women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Really though.

Juanita said...

What a great cause and what thoughtful items you have made. The card are all beautiful, but that journal is the most useful/thoughtful/beautiful thing I have seen in a long time.

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