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HYCCT1406 A Bear For My Sister Chat Thread
Challenge Title: A Teddy Bear For My Sister
Hostess: LuvLee (Lee)
Date: Monday, October 6, 2014
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This challenge is specially dedicated to my amazing Sister-in-Love....she was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in March and just finished her last chemo treatment. She has recovered well from her double mastectomy although it took a lot out of her. She has the BEST attitude and humor and still thinks of others!! The first time we visited her in the hospital the morning after her first surgery, we brought a very soft blanket gift. Her oldest daughter told us that it is still her favorite gift out of everything she's received so far. It made me think that "comfort" is such a key in recovery.
So this challenge is called A Teddy Bear for my Sister since teddy bears are very much an iconic image of comfort. The challenge is to use a bear on your card/project. Any bear at all! Now of course you get bonus points for having a pop of pink somewhere!
Now to go with this Teddy Bear challenge....I have a very special prize!!! My lovely, talented friend, Katlyn (K. Joy) hand-made this little bear especially for my HYCCT challenge. She's pink, beautiful, and has her own little birth certificate and puppy friend!!! Katlyn is amazingly talented, did I say that already? This sweet little prize will go to my favorite card uploaded to this challenge!!! (a little disclaimer: this is not a toy and is not safe for young children.)
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, 2014 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
Thank you for participating in this card drive, and thanks to my sample makers, too!
Splitcoast Dirty Dozen Alumni SCS Gallery Moderator Splitcoast Challenge Hostess Tickle a Teapotter Coordinator
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Dublin, Ireland
I've just added a PINK link to your challenge thread in my upload (fingers crossed it doesn't go AWOL again!), and here is my Rambling Ted with his HYCCT1406 Flowers for You
I wish I had time to make more teddy cards, I certainly have no shortage of stamps. Yours is such a darling.
Lee, I am so glad that much of your sister's surgery and treatment is now behind her. I wish her better days ahead. I love the spirit of your wonderful challenge but as I went through my stamp room, no teddies were to be found. I had to get creative and create a little bear with punch art. It is a girl bear as she has a pink collar. Maybe this will inspire someone else who doesn't have a bear stamp. Thanks.
What a wonderful story!! Thanks for sharing. It always makes the challenge a bit more personal to hear stories like this. This bear actually has a bandaid on the face, but I took a baby wipe and removed the ink before I stamped and it worked! I'll have to try that on other stamps too. I had fun with the challenge. Thanks.
"You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you" Sarah Ban Breathnach
No pink for me but maybe Lee sees bears like these in her CO mountains? Stayed in my Masculine/Neutral/Natural mode and made a birthday card for a guy. I did add some glitter pen highlights but you can't see them in my photo. Bear Birthday
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