Thursday, January 8, 2009

Valentine LOVE for the Children and blog candy for you!!!

VALENTINES FOR CHILDRENS HOSPITAL
Yesterday I posted about my friend Julie Koerber. And shared about her Mom, Pat Adam who does volunteer work for Children's Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. She founded and heads up a charity called Cards 4 Kids. The administrator of Children’s Hospital recently contacted Pat and asked if she could come up with 1,000 Valentines! I have joined other stampers to help reach Pat this goal! My goodness, can you imagine the smiles from these children when they all get Valentines and then some to exchange and send! Will you help? For the children? If you can help reach this worthwhile goal for such a precious cause, please email Pat at mrsmiley6@aol.com for information and all the details. Julie and Pat along with other designers are offering blog candy for those who participate. Be sure to check these blogs for that information! And, read on Pat’s Blog about How Cards 4 Kids got started. Julie Koerber - outoimpress Pat Adam - The Rubbermaid Regina Easter - Hand to Paper Jennifer Buck - The Buck Stamps Here
After posting yesterday, I am thrilled to share that one of the owners of OUR CRAFT LOUNGE, Cambria Turnbow contacted me and asked if she could donate a stamp set as candy to help the cause! Check out her blog, Stamp a Little Love, Baby and peek at the adorable Valentine she made! Leave a comment on this blog entry, contact Pat and send your Valentine donation and I'll throw your name in the hat to win the stamp set below, Pat the Dog. Thanks so much, Cambria! YOU rock!
Here are a few more pics of the Valentines I will be sending to Pat. All images are stamped with Memento tuxedo black ink and color added with Copic markers. A little bit of ribbon, adhesive pearls, gems, buttons, and heart rain dots add a bit of pizazz to the simple, easy, and oh so cute Anna Mae! The images are from stamp set, Anna Mae found at OUR CRAFT LOUNGE!
The Valentine sentiment is from Dr. Pea-Nut also found at OUR CRAFT LOUNGE. I was able to curve the sentiment and stamp right where I needed it to be! Gotta love that! Here they all are friends! All ready to be packaged and sent to Pat. I cannot tell you how fun and rewarding it is to be part of a community that desires to give back! The children are worth it! They are waiting for us to shower them with Valentine LOVE! Will you help? And win some blog candy too? Remember to leave a comment on this blog entry and I will pick a winner on Friday, January 17th. Good Luck everyone!
Thanks so much for visiting today! Please direct anyone to this blog post to get info on how they can help! I appreciate your willingness to share and especially your love for the children! Take good care!

41 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi, Barb. I'm up late here, so I get to be first to comment. It's a great cause, and I've sent my cards to Pat. I'm sure she'll reach 1000 as I'm sure we are all sending multiples. Yours are adorable! The children will love them for sure.
Gail S.

Cal said...

Those cards are really cute. I love how simple they look to mass produce. I already have the address I just need to break out my Valentine sets to start making cards. Thank you for posting about this, i know how much it means to the kids!

Jill Haddad said...

Heres a card I made and posted yesterday for Pat's charity.
There is a link on her site to my blog - but you can see the card here too.
http://jhaddad59.blogspot.com/2009/01/cards-4-kids.html

(just a little FYI - I also posted this comment in error on your post from yesterday - Sorry! :) )

Joan Fricker said...

Barb, your valentine cards are so cute and I know they will make lots children happy at the hospital! Great job!

Darlene L said...

I have about 20 cards done. I have contacted Pat and received her e-mail back with her address. What a great cause and a great way to use some of my swap card fronts that I am making into full cards. I also plan to send some extra envelopes too. darlene

Brooke said...

I lived in Auburn Hills for a short time and still miss almost everything about Michigan (daily). This is a great cause and lets me stay a little in touch with where I wish I was. Hope my little contribution will help.

Lim said...

WOW.. I loove these cards.. How sweet.

Hugs,
LIM

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Barb, all of these Valentines are ADORABLE! So so cute!

Linsey said...

Oh Barb, you are such an amazing lady! Iam absolutley inspired not only by your stellar artistic talents, but even more so by your tremendous heart! You are always so giving, thoughtful and thinking of others and that how I want to be--starting with this! I love the idea and would be overjoyed to contribute. :) I will post about it also and pass it along. Please forgive me for being so neglectful, my friend--although you wouldn't know it by my actions lately, I think of you often and will and happy heart knowing I'm blessed w/your friendship! I luv u and thanks for being so great! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Barb thank you for the chance to win more candy. Of course the more important issue are the cards for kids. I have Pat's addy and I have 25 cards so far and still going. I have not had this much fun since I made cards as a kid for my classmates. I know we will reach the goal and beyond.

Debbie/Phx AZ
dolcedebsdesigns@yahoo.com

Hilda said...

Your cards are so cute! I've sent my first batch already, and will be making some more on Saturday.

Lastel said...

A stamping buddy and I have put together nearly 40 valentines for Pat and will be sending them off on Monday !

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhh these are soooo sweet!!! They're simple, yet just adorable!!!! The kiddos will be thrilled!!

mochamama said...

I am excited about this cause and I sent 8 cards to Pat on friday!

Tracey said...

Your cards are adorable!! I just sent an email to Pat to get the info for this and hope to get working on some cards very soon!!

Colleen Wheat said...

I love this that everyone is so excited about getting cards to these kids! I made about a dozen today and will get them out to Pat on Monday. Hope to add more to the pile this weekend. Thank you for posting about this!

Tamara said...

This is great news to have more people offering candy, and hopefully more people sending cards.

I contacted Pat a while ago, and my first card is going up on my blog tomorrow!

ctemommy said...

Hi Barb,

I got my Valentines going out to Barb in today's mail. What a great cause.
Carla

Chelle said...

Those cards are soooo super sweet!

My cards are heading for the mail this afternoon! I'm sending 3 valentines (and 10 birthdayish cards!) You can see them all here

Jess said...

I just posted some pictures of the valentines I will be sending to Pat on my blog. This is such an awesome cause and its great that so many people are willing to help out.

mom2triplets04 said...

I just e-mailed Pat for her address to send some cards. I will be sending some I have already in my stash along with some I will make. Love your cute cards. What a great cause.

Cheryl Koskakura said...

This is such a great cause, I made a little over 50 and have them packaged and ready to mail out on Monday!
-Cher

Sam said...

Hi, I have already emailed Pat and have four cards ready for her already, but need to make a few more in order to make it worth sending a parcel across the pond!

lisa808 said...

Your cards are adorable and I love the blog candy set. I got an E-mail back from Pat today, so my cards will be in the mail to her tomorrow. Here is the SCS link to what I am sending:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1189756?cat=500&ppuser=150659

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

This is awesome! I love all those cute cards!!
I just found this link through Pat's blog, and plan on stamping up some valentines today!! what a wonderful cause!
hugs, Jami

Anita said...

Cute cards! I love the oppurtunity to make cute Valentine cards.
anitamocha@sbcglobal.net

6 wacky women said...

Hi Barb
My cards are in the mail and Pat should be getting them this week.
I have posted them here.

Karen x

Amanda said...

This is such a great cause. I just sent Pat an e-mail with my pledge. I plan to get started on my Valentine's tomorrow. Your Valentine's are so cute! They will certainly bring a smile to a child's face.

Anonymous said...

My cards hopefully will be mailed out today or tomorrow!!! What a great idea!!!
Sherri Alspach
sherrialspach@sbcglobal.net

Gina Wrona said...

Awesome Barb!

I sent my email to Pat today and told her to count me in!

Love that Pat the Dog!

Kindest Regards,
Gina

Rina said...

Aloha Barb,

(20) cards have already been sent off to Pat, last Friday. Thanks for the blessing and your generosity. It's truly appreciated!

God Bless~

Cheri Howard said...

I emailed Pat and pledged as many cards as I can make before the deadline. I love your cards - they're so cute!

Linda S. in NE said...

Hi Barb,
I am also up late at night making Valentines for Pat to give to the Children's Hospital. I have her address, and will be mailing them soon. Thanks for adding to the blog candy on this great project. Linda lsfouratwindstreamdotnet

LisaC said...

I sent my cards off Tuesday morning. I'm sure she'll have no problem reaching the goal. I'm glad I could help.

Ashley said...

Your cards are so cute! I really need to start mass producing, I've been making each one different and it's taking forever.

Crafty Engineering said...

I was hoping to make more, but I am sending one to Pat tomorrow. Hopefully I will find some more time before the 7th to get her some more. Thanks for adding the additional candy!

Michelle said...

Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I'm going to make up a stack and take them to the post office Saturday. What a simple way to help brighten some sweet little kids day a bit!

Sam said...

I am sending some cards off to pat as soon as I can get out of the house. It is too cold for my vehicle to start today. I so hope this goes well for her.
sandy

sandyh50 said...

Hi Barb! I just mailed 20 cards off to Pat after work tonight! I love your cards you made!

sandyh502001 at yahoo dot com

joshua jiraffe designs said...

Going to my craft area right now to make cards...also going to see if i can't get a card making party going for this wonderful cause. Thanks! (BTW: just found you blog)

Vina T said...

Hi Barb! Your cards are so simple and yet so so adorable :) I just sent my cards to Pat today.