Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Stamp For The Cure

I can't beleive it's been a month since I've blogged. The last 30 days have been WILD to say the least. Between family birthdays, a trip to Dallas for the OU vs TX game, my Stamp Club, the 2nd of 3 Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stacks, and McFarlin's Fall Academy where I'm teaching rubber stamping one night a week in October...oh ya and my full time job I haven't had a spare moment for anything. I want to apologize to all of my friends for not being available and I want to thank my family for understanding the commitments that I made for October and being supportive & helpful.

I didn't mention above the other BIG project that I had going on the first of the month. I made a commitment to my friend and Co-worker Kim Keller that I'd supply a hand stamped gift item for each of the breast cancer survivors that participated in the Race for the Cure the first weekend of October. Of course when you sit down and design something you think...that was pretty easy...I can reproduce 500 of these...no problem. Well, I never realized how many 500 really was. There is no way I could have pulled this all of without a little help from a few of my freinds. I want to give a big huge thank you to Susan Carruth and Janna Hall who did most of the stamping for me and assembly of some of the gifts too. I also want to thank my friend and officemate at Chesapeake Sheridan Clark, and co-workers Kim Keller & Cathy Allen for pitching in on their lunch hours the last week and helping me to finish the assembly of the 500 gifts and stuffing them into large cello bags.

So you ask, what did you make. Well, I thought it was important to have a photo frame for each survivor to use for their race day photo. I came up with a cute chipboard photo frame and used the Hope is.... stamp set from Stampin' Up! that we were able to purchase a few years ago. In addition to the photo frames I also gave away six $25 Stampin' Up! merchandise gift certificates that were randomly placed in the servivors goodie bags.

Here are a couple of pictures...one of the gift item and one of the box of 500 gifts.

What made this project so rewarding to do was what I received after the race. It wasn't an order, or a workshop, or a new recruit....it was a hand stamped card from one of the survivors thanking me for the sweet gift.
I will do my best to post again this week with more pictures of the cards we've been making this month at all of my events.
Pam ;-}

1 comment:

Abbie H. said...

That's AWESOME Pam! They look great!!!!