Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Make some cards, help someone out!

There seem to be sooooo many ways to help a good cause with our love of making cards. Lately, there have been lots of requests from people to send in cards to be sent out to one group or another. I think it is a fantastic idea and one way I know I can make a difference. Yesterday I spent some time putting together a few card packs to be included in an auction to help raise money for my dear stamping friend, Becky's family. Becky's husband has been suffering from some major health issues over the last year, he even just went through a long and scary surgery. Here is one of the packs I made. I got to use my new Papertrey Ink set, Merry and Bright. What a great set, for making quick and easy cards-this is a great one for mass production. I also used the Basic Grey, Wassail dp (picked that up last week at Limelight) along with the retried, Cranberry cs. These cards came together so fast and I can't wait to get them in the mail to Becky today. The other pack I made were similar to this card I did a while back. Here's a close up of one of the Merry & Bright cards. If you are interested in helping out in any of the Card Causes, here are a few I know about.
Mandy at Limelight has posted about this great cause, Babylegs, and if you scroll to the bottom you can see where to donate cards.
GinaK. is collecting cards (and it looks like some good Blog Candy is being offered up!)
Unity is collecting Cards for the troops (a prize is also involved).
Here's one more(than's for the reminder, Kristen), don't foget about the new monthly challenge, Cards for a Cause, on SCS. This month's cards are going to Chemo Angles. Read about it here.
I'm sure there are lots other's out there, but this is a start. If you want to help, you should probably act fast as, I think the ones I listed all come to an end by this weekend. Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day! Hugs,


  1. Oh my goodness, these are gorgeous! Thanks so much for sending them!

  2. These are great cards and for a great cause Lisa! Way to go and thanks for the links to the other sites. :)

  3. Lisa, again you are so thoughtful! Don't forget the SCS request for cards for Chemo Angels also! I am hoping to put something together for Becky today as well!

  4. Great cards Lisa. You are a doll for helping out!

  5. These are so pretty!! Love the colors and the DSP!!

  6. Thanks for sharing the links! CHeck out my blog to see blog candy give away for sending cards to Mandy :) (it's $40 or more worth of goodies). Also, did you know that Unity's deadline was Oct 20th or did they extend it? I would love to help but that is the only date I saw adn didn't want to be too late. Sending some Christmas cards today to Gina K....her due date is tomorrow :) Thanks for sharing!

  7. Wonderful cards Lisa! And thanks for the heads up on the other sites, I'll go check that out!


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