Monday, January 17, 2011

St. Jude Valentine Day Card Drive

Happy Monday! Today I'm thrilled to tell you about a St. Jude Valentine Day Card Drive that is being sponsored by Winter Sims. I'm sure many of you are familiar with St. Judes Hospital but if not I'll provide you with a very quick overview (taken from their web site). St. Judes is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. No child is ever denied treatment because of the family’s inability to pay. That makes me teary...What a blessing for those families who are in need of such treatment. While the hospital relies on donations, the children rely on cards and gifts from friends, family, and those who they don't even know to help cheer them up and put a smile on their face and that's the goal of the Valentine Day Card Drive!....To send a card to a sweet child who is currently receiving treatment at St. Judes. (A full list of rules can be found on Winter's blog and I've also listed them at the end of my post). I'm also excited to tell you that for donating a card, you'll be entered in to a drawing for free goodies!! And Tiffany Doodles is one of the prize sponsors! Be sure to visit Winter's page and/or the link below for full details on the prizes and rules.
Well...do you want to hear about today's card??!! I'm super excited about this sweet new image from Tiffany Doodles! It's screaming love! The image is called Umbrella with Hearts and it's available right now to download for only $2.50! (I paired the image with the Valentine's Sentiments set that includes four love-themed sentiments for only $1.00!) This sweet paper is brand new from Bo Bunny, called Crazy in Love. The ribbon is also from Bo Bunny and coordinates with the paper line. Nothing super tricky about this card...I did print out the image twice so I could cut out and pop up the umbrella. I also added a few white gel pen polka dots to the umbrella 'cause a girl can never have too many polka dots! But wait...there's more...A few of the other Tiffany Doodles DT members have also created cards for Card Drive and you can view their artwork at the links below. Stop by and give 'em some love! :-) And because I'm feeling the love, leave me a comment and I'll draw a prize winner on Tuesday, who will receive a little stamping blog candy! Enjoy! Tiffany Richards Collette Landwer
Jeannie DeGruccio Karen Baker - Thanks for Karen for letting us know about the event!! The Guidelines from St. Jude hospital. (St. Jude's has added a few new rules, so please read carefully.)
* Cards need to be a Valentine theme. * Cards can't have anything about 'Get Well Soon', 'Feel Better', or anything reminding them of being sick. (Only Valentine Cards) * Please make cards that can be used for any gender or age.
* Cards must be able to fit into a 4 1/2 X 5 3/4 envelope.
* You can include a message in the inside, but please remember, nothing reminding them of being sick. (Maybe just a Valentine sentiment.) You can also sign your first name but not your last name or where you are from. (St. Jude's rules state that they can't give out the givers info.) *Winter will be excepting cards for the whole month of January. ( Jan. 1 - Jan. 31) *At the end of the month, Winter will pick random winners for prizes. She will be adding more prizes, often. The more cards you send, the more times your name goes into the drawing.
*Please send a piece of paper with your name, address, email address, and the amount of cards you sent. (It will help when I have the drawings.) Please send cards to: Winter Sims Cards For St. Jude P.O. Box 754 Warren, TX 77664 *If you would like to donate to St. Jude's, go here. *If anyone wants to donate a prize for the drawings, please email Winter with the details at wintersims1@aol.com. *You are welcome to use the St. Jude logo on your blog to spread the word, just remember to save it to your computer first.
Go here for all the sponsors and prizes.

5 comments:

Tiffany said...

Hey Kim!! What a great post and a beautiful card! I'm sure some child will love to get this card!! Thanks so much!

Karen B. said...

Ok this card is fantastic! I love the layout of it and the use of patterned paper. Thanks too for making a card during your busy schedule.

Sara said...

Kim... I love your card! The colors are awesome! I am a paper-aholic and DP is perfect! I have become a follower, I hope you will return the favor! Happy Creating! Sara

http://CreativeAddictionsbySara.blogspot.com

Stampvanwinkle said...

Oh Kim, This card is awesome. I love this image and what a wonderful cause. Thank you for sharing about it.
As always your work is outstanding.

Have a beautiful day.

Hugs and Blessings,

Deb

polkacabana said...

It is just GORGEOUS! What a nice card, can you imagine what a smile that card wil produce?