Monday, March 04, 2013

Starting the journey....Heritage Cart

Happy Monday.... here I am, and for the first time since about 2007 I am not posting my weekly challenge for BBTB2.  I've stepped away for now and I will concentrate on "giving back" in a more dedicated way.  I have donated a lot of cards and paper artwork to my friend Lanette who organized graymattersfoundation.com after she had endured brain tumors...and to date she has had 5.  This sweet lady sends greeting cards, decorates hospital rooms, and is there to support anyone encountering this dreadful disease. I have had a lot of fun making turtles for Lanette to slip inside a card or letter, and some larger turtles that can be hung up in a room, on a door.  Her logo is  a turtle with a gray shell, sticking his tongue out and the sentiment is "brain tumors stink, that's what we think"... I told her I had made about 100 cards lately and asked if she needed anything. She told me she had plenty of girly girl kind of cards but needs "guy cards".  Those are always a challenge for me.  But I dug out my Heritage cart and was able to cut out some pretty cool cars and some bikes.  I added a bunch of stamped sentiments so she can make the decision if she wants to add one to a card she is sending.  Here are just a few of the cards Lanette received.  Here is Lanette's web site. 


This stack of napkins I made will go to an agency that serves cloth napkins with the meals.  I have a lot of fun making these.  And I am so happy they will be used.

I have a stack of lap quilts I made and soon those will be given to special places.  I am on my way to "giving back".  Thanks for stopping by.  Do have a very wonderful week.

6 comments:

Sandi said...

wow, you are the most sharing, caring and loving friend I know, what a treasure of love work you have done, happy week to you, hugs

Susan said...

Carole, I must agree with Sandi! You are a caring, sharing, loving friend! And YOU are a treasure as well as your work. I confess that I missed you this week at BBTB2. Sigh... What you are doing is so much more important...
xxSusan

Stephanie said...

Carole , you are such a selfless person. I'm so glad I got to work with you for a while. This is a wonderful thing you are doing. I wish you all the best.
Stephanie

DonnaMundinger said...

Atta grl! Don't you let that Cricut get dusty like mine. Fab guy cards. It really is weird not having BBTB2 posts after so many years. Blog won't be the same without you. Wonderful work you're doing for others. You ROCK, Chickie! xxD

Brenda said...

This is so wonderful Carole! I love all your masculine cards and love that you included sentiments if so needed. We just lost a neighbor to brain tumors and agree it stinks!! You cloth napkins look amazing Carole and you are the most caring and sharing person I've ever met! You are so special in God's eye my friend! Now I'm going to look cause I think you might have had a link in your post and I need to go and check it out. Hugs!!!

1CardCreator said...

These are all almost as beautiful as you my dear friend. You are such a sweet and generous person who is always giving back, from the day I first met you! I know these gifts will be appreciated by all. ~Diane