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TexasGrammy 09-25-2013 08:29 PM

HYCCT1316 Pocket Full of Hope Chat Thread
 
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Challenge Title: Pocket Full of Hope
Hostess: TexasGrammy .. a.k.a. Bev
Keyword: HYCCT1316
Date: Saturday, October 16th, 2013

Act 1: The first inspiration for my topic "Pocketful of Hope", came from the lyrics of an oldie goldie song with a somewhat uplifting message of its own:
Catch a falling star an' put it in your pocket
Never let it fade away
Catch a falling star an' put it in your pocket
Save it for a rainy day ... ...

Act 2: Reality. Life is very short. Just in the time since I first named my challenge, I have attended the funeral of a dear friend's beautiful & bright 21-year old daughter, who battled fiercely with leukemia. Ashley's battle lasted only 10 days in a Dallas-area hospital. Then suddenly, her journey here with us had ended. At Ashley's funeral, Sept. 28, we each pinned an orange ribbon to our blouse or jacket. And that has brought about a wee change to my challenge.

Pocket Full of Hope challenge :
  • Create a pocket card, or a card with a pocket on it.
  • Bonus 1: To fill the pocket with hope, add a star or stars OR a heart or hearts.
  • Bonus 2: Make it orange (leukemia) or pink (breast cancer and our traditional color for HYCCT).


VIEW THE GALLERY FOR THIS CHALLENGE HERE
View the Hope You Can Cling To Gallery HERE
View the Hope You Can Cling To Master Challenge Thread HERE


UPLOADING INSTRUCTIONS:
1. All Hope You Can Cling To Challenge Entries must be uploaded to the Hope You Can Cling To Gallery, with the specific challenge keyword, no later than November 7th, 2013 at 12:00 Noon Central Time to be eligible for our fabulous prizes! Post a link to your entry in this thread.
2. You may not combine challenges, but you are welcome to create multiple cards for each challenge.
3. Please remember to put in the correct keyword when uploading your image. Copying and pasting the challenge keyword is recommended to avoid typos.
4. Please package all challenge entries with an envelope, protected with a clear plastic bag and mail them to our partner at the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center to benefit patients being treated for breast cancer and their family. We would like for them to receive cards throughout the month of October, but we understand if you'd like to mail all your cards at once.
5. Since these cards will be used by visitors for patients, most should be blank inside, but feel free to send cards with messages of hope for the patients in addition to your challenge cards!

The Department of Volunteer Services Unit 115
Attn: Maggi Suttles
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX 77030

(Please note - because MD Anderson is part of the State of Texas, they ask that no religious sentiments be used on cards sent to the Cancer Center)

**Many, many thanks to you for participating in this loving card drive!
__________________

Cook22 10-16-2013 06:16 AM

HYCCT1316 Hearts 'n' Stars
Ten days! That's tragic - no time for family and friends to even start coming to terms with the diagnosis never mind the outcome.
It's pouring rain here, not ideal for a good photo but perfect for spending a day stamping. I'd being planning to use flowers on my tag but switched up to a star and a star sentiment.

mrslaird 10-16-2013 06:25 AM

Oh Bev, big hugs! That is just heartbreaking. We'll fill the gallery up with love and hold some space for you all.

TexasGrammy 10-16-2013 07:11 AM

Good morning, stampy friends!
Hope you're all having sweet stampin' fun while we create & send loads & loads of hope & love to M.D. Anderson! :D

janeenk 10-16-2013 07:16 AM

such a tender posting. my sympathies for all, my daughter's best friend died at age fourteen with leukemia and no warning at all. She went into hospital on Sunday and was gone on Monday morning. It left imprints on all of us and helps me understand what the families and friends are going through. Prayers for peace in the situation.

Crafty Math Chick 10-16-2013 07:23 AM

I am so sorry to hear about your friend Bev. We lost our grandfather to leukemia a week after his diagnosis. This is a sweet tribute to her even if it didn't start out that way. Prayers of support & comfort for you and her family during this difficult time...

Clownmom 10-16-2013 07:24 AM

I'm sorry to read about your friend's daughter, Bev. Your challenge is a tribute to her. Here's my card:

You're a Star

CAKath 10-16-2013 07:24 AM

Bev, your story makes this cancer struggle even more real for all of us. Thanks for sharing and I am so sorry for your friend and for all of you who knew this wonderful young lady. As I said in another comment this week for all who participate in our month of challenges- Pat yourself on the back for creating cards to support and comfort these patients and their families. It is the least we can do for them.

Your challenge is so sweet and wonderful. Here's my card for you today:
HYCCT1316 On my Mind by CAKath - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

coffeestamper 10-16-2013 07:26 AM

Great challenge Bev~Pocket full of hearts for you~

HYCCT1316-POCKET OF HEARTS 4 BEV! by coffeestamper - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

muzbysmom 10-16-2013 07:29 AM

Here's my Halloween Pocket Card

LL by muzbysmom - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

peeps321 10-16-2013 08:06 AM

Thanks for today's challenge Bev! Here's mine:

Pocketful of Pink

kramomma 10-16-2013 08:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CAKath (Post 20375643)
Bev, your story makes this cancer struggle even more real for all of us. Thanks for sharing and I am so sorry for your friend and for all of you who knew this wonderful young lady. As I said in another comment this week for all who participate in our month of challenges- Pat yourself on the back for creating cards to support and comfort these patients and their families. It is the least we can do for them.

Your challenge is so sweet and wonderful. Here's my card for you today:
HYCCT1316 On my Mind by CAKath - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

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It's Ree 10-16-2013 08:35 AM

Sorry to hear about your loss.

Thanks for the fun challenge. Here is my card .

Crafty Julia 10-16-2013 09:04 AM

HYCCT1316 Happy Birthday Owl
 
Bev- thank you for a good challenge. I did a circle pocket, with a dc orange heart decoration and a pink star tucked in the corner. Here's Happy Birthday Owl

nines 10-16-2013 09:42 AM

Here is my card for today's HYCCT Challenge Pocket Full Of Hope.

ohmypaper! 10-16-2013 09:51 AM

Bev, I have tears in my eyes!!! Thinking of your friend and all who knew Ashley.

LuvLee 10-16-2013 10:19 AM

HUGS HUGS Bev!!!!! I'm so sorry for such a young life lost!!!!

Here's my Christmas themed pocket card.....

Pocket Christmas by LuvLee - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

UnderstandBlue 10-16-2013 10:36 AM

Here's my little bitty girl with her little bitty pocket.

HYCCT1316 Rain, Rain, Go away! by UnderstandBlue - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Pam MacKay 10-16-2013 10:47 AM

I am so sad about the loss of the little one but our Lord has her in His arms. Here is my card
Thank You Posies by Pam MacKay - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

bensarmom 10-16-2013 11:32 AM

Here's my card for today's challenge.

TexasGrammy 10-16-2013 12:51 PM

I'm so glad to see y'all sharing your stampy goodness with us today!
I have 2 sisters-in-law & 1 (adult) nephew arriving here on Saturday, so everywhere-cleaning is my unending task until airport pick-ups begin. ;) I'm just thankful to have creative goodies to come & peek at for temporary pauses in the "action" (ick) happening here! :D

Crafty Julia 10-16-2013 01:07 PM

HYCCT1316 Happy Pig Thanks
 
Bev- I am so sorry to hear of your friend's loss- they are in my thoughts.
As for my card, I started with a fall card, but this silly pig just needed to be there- it's from SU's Button Buddies set. My sentiment is from SU's Cute and Curly. Here's Happy Pig Thanks

muscrat 10-16-2013 01:12 PM

I used the color orange and added a star as my pull tab. Here's my card for today's challenge. HYCCT1316 Hope Happens by muscrat - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

T. Joy 10-16-2013 02:02 PM

Hugs, Bev!!

I got all done with my card and realized that I'd forgotten the orange / pink part. I had to come back and look to be sure it was a bonus. Whew!! :)

I'll go upload it now!

catdidit 10-16-2013 02:11 PM

What a fun challenge Bev! Thanks so much for the inspiration, and so very sad to hear of your tragic news. Here is my card for the challenge...only got Bonus 1 squeezed in, lol!

Wishes

hotwheels 10-16-2013 02:41 PM

card is done I will upload later. Thanks hotwheels

tessaduck 10-16-2013 03:17 PM

Orange and plaid with LOTS of stars:

HYCCT1316 congrats by tessaduck - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

terry serman 10-16-2013 03:36 PM

Here's my pocket card (literally!) It brought tears to my eyes to read about your friend's daughter--I'm sorry for your loss.
HYCCT1316 Pocket full of flowers by terry serman - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

lacyquilter 10-16-2013 03:58 PM

Here's my card.

tessaduck 10-16-2013 04:51 PM

pocket full of hope, the sequel:

HYCCT1316 pivot pocket by tessaduck - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

cjzim 10-16-2013 04:56 PM

I decided to do a Criss Cross card for my challenge and it has been so long since I've made one, I had to go check out Beate's tutorial for a refresher (wonderful tutorials from that talented girl!). Here's my

Pocket Full of Love

Stamperrobin 10-16-2013 07:00 PM

Here is my pocket card
HYCCT1316 POCKET by Stamperrobin - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers :D

hskelly 10-16-2013 08:25 PM

Here is my card with a pocket - Friend .

Holstein 10-16-2013 08:45 PM

Sorry for the loss of your friend. Here is my card.
HYCCT1316, For Sheila by Holstein - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

stamp300 10-16-2013 09:58 PM

HYCCT1316 Pocket Purse by stamp300 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers In

HYCCT1316 Pocket Purse Tag Out by stamp300 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers Out

I wanted to make this tonight even though I'm sick.

Ksnurse 10-17-2013 03:17 AM

finally getting this uploaded...been MIA with the flu for couple days....Dang!..this nurse doesn't make a good patient....teeeheee

Rib-b-bit by Ksnurse - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

jeenny2010 10-17-2013 06:08 AM

HYCCT1316-Floral pocket by jeenny2010 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
here is my card- realised after i cut the stars & hearts i mixed the papers .
sorry about your friends daughter .

Scraperwannabe 10-17-2013 07:04 AM

Great challenge, Bev! Here's mine: HYCCT1316 It's Cold Outside! by Scraperwannabe - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

ohmypaper! 10-17-2013 07:27 AM

Thanks Bev for the fun challenge and inspiring story. A reminder of why we create and mail out these cards. I was out most of yesterday so I had to work on this when I got home last night. I finished photographing this morning and I am sharing both the pocket card and a separate photo for the mini card.

HYCCT1316 - A Pocket Full Apron

HYCCT1316 - Mini Card for Apron


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