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UnderstandBlue 08-26-2013 08:08 AM

Welcome to Hope You Can Cling To 2013
 
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Splitcoaststampers is proud to partner with the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center for our fourth annual month long card drive to benefit those affected by breast cancer.


Whether your stamps cling to acrylic, wood, or to your hard drive, they hold the power to convey hope and lift the spirits of anyone who sees what you create with them. That is the inspiration for our “Hope You Can Cling To” stamping campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.



We are kicking this campaign off on World Card Making Day - a day of celebration of the power of a handmade card. We encourage papercrafters across the globe to put their talents to work creating beautiful handmade cards to send to patients and their families at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, and, in the process, turn our gallery pink!



Hope is powerful medicine. Here is part of a letter from MD Anderson after last year's event:



“On behalf of the breast cancer patients at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas I’d like to say thank you for the beautiful handmade cards that you sent to us! The “Hope You Can Cling To” month long campaign was very much appreciated. The volunteers in our Breast Center enjoyed filling baskets with these special cards. As they made their visits each day and introduced themselves to patients, they encouraged each to select one of your handmade cards. These special cards truly offered hope and lifted the spirits of everyone during Breast Cancer Awareness month! I personally have had the pleasure of opening each envelope. What beautiful work you all have done for our patients.” - Maggi Suttles, Assistant Director, Volunteer Services, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Many in our community have been affected by breast cancer, directly or indirectly. We would love for each of the patients at the UT MD Anderson cancer center and their families to feel this same encouragement and inspiration and we know this community always rises to a challenge.



There will be special challenges in our
Splitcoaststampers Hope You Can Cling To Challenge Forum to inspire you throughout the month, and we will have some fun giveaways, including of course, some pink!


We'll begin the campaign with three challenges on October 1st, and we will have challenges each day in October. So keep watching this space as we approach the exciting kickoff of Hope You Can Cling To!



andreasscraps 08-29-2013 04:30 AM

LOVE this cause & challenges!

tessaduck 09-02-2013 07:25 PM

I just bought a package of pink cs, and feel the need to go to the post office for a nice, hefty box...

muscrat 09-03-2013 05:51 AM

I got some pink ribbon brads from Paper Smooches!

jeenny2010 09-03-2013 11:22 PM

Hi ,this is my first year in the challenge.I have brought Pink cardstock with some lovely dsp.Looking forward to being a part of this wonderful challenge.

muscrat 09-04-2013 10:47 AM

My first time too! Can't wait!

Misstreez 09-04-2013 11:02 AM

Clearing my desk and getting my ducks all in a row over here. :D

FMcrafter 09-06-2013 01:55 PM

Clearing my dining room! and have started my "hope" chest! This will be my first year

Greywolf 09-09-2013 01:15 AM

Yay! I've been looking forward to HYCCT! I'm not sure I'll be able to play every day as I did the last two years, but will have fun with what I can do. I always get so many good ideas during HYCCT, and yes, it is a lot of fun meeting and getting to know more SCS stampers.

stamp300 09-09-2013 08:48 AM

I always look forward each year, this will be my 4th year. It's so much fun as well as sending the cards off to people that could use a little cheer. I can't wait to get started. Lydia is a great leader. :)

mollymoo951 09-09-2013 08:57 AM

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Originally Posted by FMcrafter (Post 20326789)
Clearing my dining room! and have started my "hope" chest! This will be my first year

Me, too! (first year)

Angie.Lindeen 09-09-2013 09:07 AM

I'm in! My friend Connie (stamp300) has inspired me to participate. I love playing with pink, and am always for lifting spirits! Looking forward to the kickoff!!

Ksnurse 09-09-2013 07:44 PM

so glad to have you here Angie...You will love it

stamp300 09-09-2013 08:13 PM

Yay! Angie.

Kathleen Lammie 09-09-2013 08:20 PM

How great! All you first timers, so glad you are playing along! It is such an awesome way to give back, share your talents and good wishes.

nancyt 09-12-2013 08:55 PM

I participated for the first time last year and had a blast doing the challenges. I'm looking forward to this year's version!

jeenny2010 09-15-2013 05:01 AM

Hi Lydia ,are the Aussie girls giving the cards to Mater Hospital again this year? Cheers

Stamperamma 09-15-2013 09:26 AM

Wonder cause thank you for hosting.

Dea

MaryR917 09-16-2013 11:20 AM

love this challenge and am looking forward to creating and sending my cards to the cancer center

pegmac71 09-17-2013 03:53 AM

Getting geared up in my craft room for this fabulous month of cardmaking frenzy!! I have contemplated asking the boss for the entire month off from work. Think he would, lol?

UnderstandBlue 09-17-2013 03:57 AM

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Originally Posted by pegmac71 (Post 20340396)
Getting geared up in my craft room for this fabulous month of cardmaking frenzy!! I have contemplated asking the boss for the entire month off from work. Think he would, lol?

Need me to write you a note? :)

pegmac71 09-18-2013 07:20 PM

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Originally Posted by UnderstandBlue (Post 20340399)
Need me to write you a note? :)

Go for it Lydia!Jury duty the last week of the month and HYCCT the entire month of October. Woot!

stamp300 09-19-2013 10:36 PM

I know I'm taking a few days off in October, probably in the middle of the month that way I could make extras those days. :)

Margscardcrazy 09-22-2013 06:56 PM

Going to give it a go again this year. My mantra for challenges has become "Any cards are better than none." ;)

re Jeenny's question will we be sending ours to Mater Misericordiae. I think Edna organised it last year for us Aussies. :D

Cheers

Margscardcrazy 09-22-2013 07:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Misstreez (Post 20323607)
Clearing my desk and getting my ducks all in a row over here. :D

Ducks?? you've got ducks, :confused: I think I might have mice but DH sais no way there isn't enough room, :( things keep moving though, can't imagin why!!:lol:

Cheers

CAKath 09-23-2013 09:31 PM

This is such a great way to spend the month of October. Welcome to all. I hope you find lots of inspiration and have lots of fun with us. You will never know how much this means to patients and families going through this struggle. Yea for everyone who participates.

togrady 09-24-2013 10:25 AM

My crafting focus has sort of shifted to scrapbooking, and though I still make cards I haven't been to this forum in ages. Missed you guys, and when I realized that October is almost here, I knew I had to come participate. I had a great time last year and I hope to complete all the challenges this time!

Edna15 09-25-2013 06:27 PM

I am sooo ready for this and so far from ready all at the same time... please let me know if you are Australian and playing along..... tks, Edna.

jeenny2010 09-25-2013 06:43 PM

Hi Edna,i live in Queensland,i hope to do a few cards plus add from my card stash,really looking forward to it. Cheers

dizzymommie 09-27-2013 07:18 PM

Getting on the thread so I don't miss/forget to join in! woo-hoo!

scrapbooknut1 09-28-2013 01:41 AM

Can't wait!

sue28 09-29-2013 01:48 AM

Looking forward to joining in with the challenges again this year. Thank you, Edna, for again organising the Mater Hospital in Brisbane for us Aussies to send our cards.

Margscardcrazy 09-29-2013 01:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Edna15 (Post 20349694)
I am sooo ready for this and so far from ready all at the same time... please let me know if you are Australian and playing along..... tks, Edna.

Hi Edna, I'm going to give it a go again this year and hope to get more done. I'm in Brisbane so don't have any reasonable excuses.

Cheers

stamp300 09-29-2013 06:17 AM

It's almost time, getting so Excited. Maybe I should call in Sick on the 1st.

Ksnurse 09-29-2013 12:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stamp300 (Post 20353115)
It's almost time, getting so Excited. Maybe I should call in Sick on the 1st.

teehee....I think we should all plan our vacay days for October and just play the whole month....

rgrohall 09-29-2013 01:58 PM

You're going to have an incredibly great time this year! Great challenges, awesome prizes - lots of fun and fellowship!

UnderstandBlue 09-29-2013 03:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stamp300 (Post 20353115)
It's almost time, getting so Excited. Maybe I should call in Sick on the 1st.

I'll happily write you a note :)

muscrat 09-29-2013 04:08 PM

Does this start at a certain time on the first?

muscrat 09-29-2013 04:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UnderstandBlue (Post 20353629)
I'll happily write you a note :)

Can my note include chocolate please?


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