I am so pleased and just filled with happiness as I have just went through my stash of cards and got 55 cards ready to be mailed off to Send a Smile 4 Kids. I hope to make monthly card donations to them from now on as this is one cause that touches my heart.
For those who don’t know, my Annabelle was in the Children’s Hospital in Kansas City, a week after she was born. She was having seizures and after a horrific day at the hospital where she was born and watching them poke my baby 18 times to try and get blood and spinal fluid--with no success--they air-lifted her to the Children’s Hospital.
She was in their care for a week and basically her seizures were caused from her thyroid not being fully developed and not producing enough calcium and magnesium.
I will never forget how kind and caring the staff was there. So I can just imagine if you add in receiving handmade cards, it truly would be an extra blessing in a most trying time.
Annabelle is fine now and has never had another seizure but I still remember that time of our lives that was filled with fear of losing our precious baby girl.
Matthew was also in the German equivalent of a Children’s hospital for a week after birth too. But he is also fine now.
So yes, this cause touches me deeply and now that I’ve found it, I hope to help promote it and donate to it as much as I can! I hope you’ll consider helping out too!
I was pleased to find out that they also have challenges to help get your creativity going so I hope to play along often!
Their current challenge is to use punches and/or die cuts. I noticed when I was getting cards ready to go that I didn’t have many “boy” cards so I’m going to try to do more of those (why are they so hard for me?) so here’s what I came up with~
The little details~ Matthew, Memento Tuxedo Black, copics, SU Bashful Blue ink, nestabilities, copic multi-liner, My Mind’s Eye Lime Twist-Fly a Kite, SU border punch, Sizzlit button die, scrappers floss,