Saturday, November 15, 2014

Project Give Thanks

Project Give Thanks is the brainchild of the talented and ever thoughtful Stampin' Up! demonstrator Sonja Knaisch.  Sonja is a breast cancer survivor and wanted to find a way to help others suffering from cancer.  She devised a plan while undergoing her own experiences with chemo therapy.  She thought that it would be great if, while sitting having poison slowly dripped into your veins, you could have something fun and productive to do.  Project Give Thanks was born!  Groups of crafters and card makers get together and make greeting cards which are then put in baskets and placed in cancer treatment centers.  The patients can pick out the cards they want and make them out to send to their friends, family and care givers.  We concentrate on thank you cards, but make cards for all occasions as well.

Sonja has many heart warming stories (I warn you that you may need a tissue while reading) on the Project Give Thanks blog.  She has lots of pix of the gals at work and of the cards that we make.  Please stop by and visit and leave her some well deserved love!

I thought that I would share some pix of the gals that I have been working with and some of the cards we have made.  These gals come together once a month at the First Baptist Church of Longmont to make cards to donate to a cancer treatment center in Longmont. 

Here's a couple of the cards we made this month:

These girls, some of whom have never stamped before, are amazing.  We make an average  of 30-40 cards each time we meet (sometimes even more).  These fine ladies give freely of their time and talent to make sure that the patients at the treatment center have something lovely to take away from their time there.

Please take a minute to stop by the Project Give Thanks blog to find out more about this very worthwhile project and please leave some love in a comment for Sonja!

Thanks for visiting! 

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.


Joanne Travis said...

Beautiful cards for a wonderful cause!

Stef H said...

hey chris! what a nice surprise! 1st... your cards are gorgeous... as always.
2d... retired? how fabulous! i can't believe it's 8 yrs for me. where has the time gone???? but i would NOT go back to work for anything. i love being retired~

sounds like all is well with you... and that makes me happy.

i still follow you so i do keep up a bit anyway.

be well and have a wonderful thanksgiving.

always with love,

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