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More Cards for Kids Prizes… and links…

Hi! 

Boy, it felt good to open my PO box and have lots of packages of cards falling out.  Thank you!  Love that so many people took the special effort and time to make cards for each child.  You rock.  (Oh, and someone sent some amazing handdrawn cards from Illinois, but I missed your name.  Can you email me so I can give you credit?  Thanks!)  We will start a list of who we have received cards from soon.

Next up, I thought I would tell you about one of our kids for the Cards for Kids card drive – Meg.

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Meg is a 4-yr-old darling battling Leukemia.  At age 3, she was diagnosed with high-risk Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia.  She is currently doing well, but still has to be cautious due to her diminished infection-fighting ability.  She still has two years of treatment left and is currently taking oral chemotherapy.  On November 23, 2009, she will go in for a lumbar chemotherapy procedure.  She has such a sweet spirit and doesn't complain about all the procedures she has to endure.  Her parents draw their strength from her and from their faith.  Meg loves to dress up like a princess and when she wears her princess dresses and high heels to Cook Children’s Hospital, she’s pretty much known as Princess Meg, said her mom, Sheri.  Meg is proud of the fact that she has "no peeps" (as in, she doesn't utter a peep!) when she gets her shots.  Her sister, Jenna, is 7 years old and is a wonderful sister to Meg, playing dress-up and "pajama party" with Meg when she has to stay inside.  They are a wonderful, loving family who strive every day to keep a smile on their faces and hope in their hearts!

The family includes:

  • Meg, age 4.
  • Sister – Jenna, age 7.
  • Dad – Steve.
  • Mom – Sheri.

You can find out more and get updates about Meg HERE.

And, for sending cards in for Meg and her family, you may win…

Prizes for Meg
What a fab prize.  First, we have lots of great tools from Tim Holtz.  I highly recommend all of these, especially the craft knife and scissors.  Great tools.  Next, we have a $25 gift certificate to Hero Arts!  This was donated by the fabulous Sue Czosek (aka Stampersuzz).  She won the prize over at the Hero Arts blog for an amazing project she did.  She then asked that her prize be donated to this drive.  Isn't she the best!?  (Thanks, Sue.)

Oh, and a HUGE thank you to Making Memories.  They mentioned the card drive on their blog, Twitter and Facebook.  They had approached me to ask if they could, and of course, I said yes.  I so appreciate that and totally love MM even more for helping to spread the word.  Thank you!

Here are some links for you…

  • Great sneak peeks are happening over on Hero Arts Blog this week.  Giveaways, too.
  • A few weeks ago, I was looking for a microwave-safe, dishwasher-safe, BPA-free travel coffee mug.  I found one!  HERE it is.  LOVE it.  Now I am free of plastic bottles, disposable coffee cups, etc.  Woohoo!
  • There have been some great hybrid cards this week over on Caardvarks.  Be sure to check it out.
  • Wonderful holiday ideas and a great giveaway over on the fabulous blog of Loni Stevens HERE.
  • I love Lucy… always. 🙂
  • My oh my.  19?  Sigh.  But praying little Josie grows big and strong.

Hey – if you are close to Cincinnati, you must come to the Hero Arts Catalog Debut Party over at Stamp Your Art Out.  I will be doing an exclusive free make and take from 10:30am-12:30pm on December 19.  If you plan to come, please call the store at 513.703.4558 so we know how many to kit for.  Hope to see you there!  Oh, and if you aren't close to Cincinnati but want to be part of a fun Hero Arts Catalog Debut Party (they are SUCH fun), click HERE to find one near you.

Off to do some mindless web surfing.  (Yes, it is Friday night.  I am a loser – ha.  My brother and Ken are hanging out, so it is computer time for me.  Night!