Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Support the Relay for Life


Hi Everyone:  The cards I am sharing today will contribute to a fundraiser event for the BC Cancer Society in June 2011.  The  "Relay for Life" event is an annual event held in June in various cities in BC.  Teams of various people, run and/or walk for most of the day and each team fund raises to contribute to research and care of those afflicted with cancer. The day is filled with activities for the whole family.  There are tributes to the survivors and those that have succumb to the disease with the day capped off with a candlelight ceremony.
We likely all know someone that has been touched by this terrible disease.  While great strides have been made to assist in the cure, there is always more to do. 

The Lotto Ripper's team from the BC Lottery Corporation is in the middle of their fund raising and I have made a set of cards which I will donate these cards so that they can sell to assist in their fund raising efforts.  What better stamp to use than the Hope and Strength stamp set where Stampin' Up! will contribute $2.00 from each stamp set and MDS digital stamp set sold to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

You will notice that I mention Strength and Hope Designer Series Paper.  Not only did I purchase the physical stamp set, I also purchased the digital stamp set for My Digital Studio.  The digital stamp set includes the stamp brush set as well as various designer series papers and embellishments.
#1 - SSC203
Stamps: Strength and Hope (c-123660, $16.95, w – 118100 - $21.95 Summer Mini p 27)
Paper:  Naturals White, Whisper White, Blushing Bride, So Saffron, Hope and Strength DSP (My Digital Studio)
Ink: Soft Suede, So Saffron
Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Tulip Embossing Folder ,Beautiful Butterflies Die, Scallop Squares Duo Die, Versa Mark, Clear Embossing Powder ,Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Pearls, Decorative Label Punch, Oval Punch

This card will also be my entry for the Stamping 411 Saturday sketch.

Stamps: Strength and Hope (c-123660, $16.95, w – 118100 - $21.95 Summer Mini p 27)
Paper:  Naturals White, Whisper White, River Rock, Not Quite Navy, Rose Red, Hope and Strength DSP (My Digital Studio)
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Big Shot, Elegant Embossing Folder, ¾” Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Pearls, Versa Mark, Clear Embossing Powder

The ribbon on this card was made from Regal Rose card stock.  I folded the strip and used glue to hold the folds.  Looks rather scalloped.
Stamps: Strength and Hope (c-123660, $16.95, w – 118100 - $21.95 Summer Mini p 27)
Paper:  Naturals White, Whisper White, Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Hope and Strength DSP (My Digital Studio)
Ink: Night of Navy
Accessories: Versa Mark, Clear Embossing Powder ,Marina Mist Taffeta Ribbon, White Gel Pen, ¾”Circle Punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Big Shot, Circles #2 Die

The Whisper White layer on this card was cased from Split Coast Stampers.  The layer is 3" x 3" and the Dotted Scallop Ribbon punch is aligned in the center of each side of the square.  

Stamps: Strength and Hope (c-123660, $16.95, w – 118100 - $21.95 Summer Mini p 27)
Paper:  Naturals White, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Old Oliver, Soft Suede, Paisley Petal DSP
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Soft Suede
Accessories: Versa Mark, Clear Embossing Powder, Big Shot, Tasteful Trim Die, Lattice Embossing Folder, Postage Stamp Punch, Pearls

For this card, I tried to make it a little more masculine and still use the butterfly.  I accomplished this by using  a brown and orange colour palette.  Men also need to be comforted and provided with strength and hope as they support someone with cancer or have it themselves.

So there they are.  I know this is a long post as I wanted to showcase the different cards that I have crafted in support of the Relay for Life.

I hope you enjoyed and until next time.....



  1. What wonderful cards and what a terrific cause to be supporting. As you say each of us has family and loved ones touched and taken by this ugly scourge.
    My personal favourite is the last one but all your cards Karen are lovely.

  2. All of these are lovely Karen. Just love the butterfly on the first one. :)

  3. Love the butterfly and pearls. Very nice! Thanks so much for playing along this week at Stamping 411! Blessings, Gretchen

  4. These are all lovely for such a great cause!

  5. Gorgeous cards Karen. I"m sure your gift will be much appreciated and enjoyed by others.

  6. Wow, Karen, these are awesome cards! Love what you were able to do with this stamp set. Lots of inspiration here. Thanks!

  7. Wow, all of your cards are fabulous, and for a great cause! Great job :)

  8. Your cards are all so lovely! What a great job and that set is awesome!

  9. Beautiful work on these gorgeous designs for your Relay for Life team!

    We just finished ours here!

  10. Beautiful, beautiful cards for such a worthy cause! I especially like your masculine version.

  11. What a great cause to get behind Karen and what a gorgeous Stamp Set and gorgeous Cards. I am sure they will sell well and be very much appreciated.

  12. Karen these are all so beautiful and for such a wonderful cause. I support many fundraisers and it gives you such a great feeling. I know the cards will be so appreciated. Just beautiful.


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