Monday, May 12, 2008

I Need Your Help!


I used Taylor's Sketch Challenge for this card. We were required to use 3 different pieces of dp on it so you know I was all for it! :D I just noticed that the ribbon is crooked in the picture but I didn't feel like retaking it so I am just going to have to get over it. I hate it that I am such a perfectionist sometime!

I made this card for a friend who has been through a lot. She needs some encouragement and could use our help. My friend's name is Jamie. She had a fire in the back portion of her house. Apparently her laundry room, stamp room, and other areas caught fire and were completely destroyed. She lost all of her stamping stuff (along with everything else)! The saddest part of all is that they were renting the house and didn't have renter's insurance so none of it was covered! She wants to get back into stamping but they are so tight on money that she can't really afford to.

Here is how you can help: I have decided to send her a little care package and I was wondering how many of you would be willing to help out. I am going to send her some stamps, ribbon, embellishments, etc. She could probably use any kind of stamping supplies. If you would be willing to donate something, anything, it would mean the world not only to me, but to her. Even something as simple as a card will be great! I am sure she lost all of her card samples too. For her own privacy, I am not going to give out her address. Instead, I am asking that you mail your donations to my house. I will then ship it all out in one package to her. If you are interested in helping out will you please drop me a comment or an email so that I can give you my home address. Thank you so much for taking the time to read through this post and I hope to hear from some of you!

Recipe:
Stamps: All Holidays, Baroque Motifs
Paper: Always Artichoke, Really Rust, Whisper White, Fall Flowers dsp
Ink: Always Artichoke, Really Rust
Accessories: Brads, Dimensionals, Ribbon, Slit Punch, Paper Piercer

22 comments:

Stephanie said...

How about some images that she could color and make cards with? I would be happy to send her some images... let me know. That is so sad, and I really just couldn't imagine! you can email and let me know... sbs81@aol.com

Taylor VanBruggen said...

What a beautiful card and such a kind gesture to your friend. I have a few retired Stampin' Up sets that I'd be willing to send her. You can email me with your address...tayloredexpressions@gmail.com.

Thanks for playing the challenge!

jill said...

Great card! Love it. How sad about your friend. I would love to put together a little package for her. Could you email me your address using the contact me link on my blog?

Carolina said...

What a beautiful card and would love to put a box together for you to pass on to your friend. Please email me at craftycaro_04@yahoo.com . Cheers, Carolina

Kelly Schelske said...

Hi Steph, I am so sorry to hear about your friend...please email me and I can send her a little package:-) kel_schel@hotmail.com

Amy said...

congrats on winning her contest! It is a great card!

MichelleatShumandotOrg said...

Stephanie~
Congrats on winning Taylor's challenge! I have some retired sets I was about to ebay, and I'm sure I could gather some toher supplies to send along, too. You can email me your address and I'd love to send things out to you! (just to protect my email from spambots, I changed the @ to at and the . to dot, and there are no spaces):
michelle at shuman dot org

Blessings on you, and your dear friend!
~Michelle :o)

Anonymous said...

Stephanie,
I'll be glad to send you some things! And it's a good excuse to go through some of my stamps that i have been wanting to thin out!! How very kind of you!
Elizabeth Glass.........navyamdo@gmail.com

Karen said...

I'd love to send you some things--good excuse to reorganize my stamps. Please email me at Karen@Walkermedia.net

The Stampin' Soldier said...

Super cute card!!!

Kris said...

That is so sweet of you. Please email me with your address and I will get a package out to you to send to your friend. Cute card, btw! Kris {Reynolds888@juno.com}

angie said...

Hey Steph,
I would love to help out! do you mind sending me an email and kinda give me a list of what you think she would like best. would she prefer, stamps, ink, paper or cards?
What a nice person you are to do this for her!!!

Jaime said...

I am going thru my craft room now... please email me your info...so I can get a box out to you asap...That is my worst nightmare... I can't even imagine how she is feeling... I want to help...

Thanks
Jaime

Clouds said...

Hi Steph,

What you're doing for yer friend is very kind and thoughtful, count me in!
email me w/yer addy so I can send some stuff, not sure yet exactly but will try my best to send some useful goodies

clouds.shadler@gmail.com

Best Regards
-C

denean said...

How sad! My SIL just had a fire that destroyed everything in her apt! I would love to help out! Please send me her address!! Denean - threepeas@verizon.net

Nikki said...

Hi, congrats on winning Taylors challenge! And so very sorry to hear about your friend, at least no one was hurt!

My email address is nikkiduey@yahoo.com, send me the address of where I can send some stuff...

stampinganja said...

Hello Stephanie,

So sorry to hear what happened to your friend.
Sweet of you to help her out, I am sure that lots of us can sent you a package. Please email me,
rienandanja@isp.ca
Enjoy your day, Anja

Marilyn said...

I would love to send some supplies to your friend. Thank you so much for letting us know about her situation. I know she will enjoy your beautiful card. Please email me your address...marilyncline@hchd.net

StampinAngelJenn said...

Hi Stephanie - I have some stamp sets and things I could send, I can put together a little care package to send you. If you'd like to e-mail me, my address is JennBorj@yahoo.com

Take care - Jenn

Anita Mattox said...

Please send me your address and I'll see what I can put together for her. My email is anitalee3@yahoo.com

Nikki said...

Hi Stephanie, sorry I haven't sent out any stuff for your friend, I finally got around to going through some of my stuff (plus Michaels had a great $1 stamp sale). I'll be sending the stuff out on Monday, just wanted to let you know that I didn't forget about this!

Terri said...

Stephanie,
I would like to contribute to your friend. Do you know what stamp sets she may have already received so that I don't need to duplicate for her. I will gladly thin out my stamping supplies as there are some I don't use and would love to send them to someone who would.
bboppn@charter.net