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OLW67: Thoughtsgiving

Hello ladies,

October 2nd was the two year anniversary of my dad’s death from prostate cancer. October 4th was the one year anniversary of a young friend’s death from a different kind of cancer.

Two women (that I know of) from our wonderful stamping and papercrafting community are also fighting their own battles with this despicable disease: Katie Renz and frequent OLW participant, Janelle.

This week, the challenge is to make and send/deliver a “Thinking of You” card to someone who is struggling with any kind of battle. I would also like all participants to make a five dollar (or more!) donation to the cancer research/cause of their choice.

You can donate to Katie’s family by going here.

My husband Mark is participating in Movember this year in Memory of Jack Layton (a well-respected and well-loved Canadian politician who died of cancer in August).  Should you wish to sponsor Mark, you can do so by going here.

The above are only two possibilities.  You can choose ANY cancer research/cause you like.
When you’ve posted your card, please leave a comment letting me know me know where you made your donation.

Finally, you give, I give. I will randomly pick one person who has made a donation and send them a few goodies.



Clickety to biggety.

Card stock: Papertrey Ink – Vintage Cream
Stamps: Hero Arts – heart, Stampin’ Up! – sentiment
Ink: Memento – Angel Pink and London Fog

1. A one-layer card is defined as a single piece of cardstock folded in half.

2. Make a one-layer “Thinking of You” card and send it to someone who needs a boost.
Make a five-dollar donation to the cancer research/cause of your choice.

3. Please share your creation by posting your card online and then using  Inlinkz below to link to it.

4. Please make sure you are linking directly to the relevant post – not just to your blog.

5. Most important of all…HAVE FUN!

6. If I have confused you, please feel free to leave a comment telling me so, or email me for clarification

7. If you wish to post your creation to SCS, please use OLW67 as a keyword.

And one last thing…please come back later for another post regarding commenting.
Oh, oh, oh.  Another last thing (heh).  There are three winners of stamps from wayyyyy back who have yet to receive their stamps.  I’m sorry.  I suck.  I WILL send them shortly.  For realz!

13 comments to OLW67: Thoughtsgiving

  • Jennifer – your card is really beautiful, serene and calm. Love it. Sending you hugs – anniversaries are always so tough.

    So glad to have you back – your husband is a genius – well done for getting rid of the hackers.

  • Jennifer, your card is lovely, as is your challenge. I have three close friends fighting cancer right now, and there are also two ladies and one man at church currently undergoing treatment. I hate this disease, and will make a donation and a card for the challenge.

  • Thanks for putting together such an incredible challenge, Jennifer. It really hits close to home this week as my Mother-in-Law is in the middle of her second battle with breast cancer and my father sits in the hospital waiting for news on his deteriorating heart. They’re already getting cards from me this week, but I’m planning to enlist my little one in making some OLWs to send and share.

  • mustavcoffee

    Beautiful card Jennifer, as Deborah says hugs to you, anniversaries are very hard. I lost my Mum to breast cancer so understand all about this dreadful disease, I think your idea for this challenge is wonderful and I’ve made my donation to Breast Cancer Care. Now I’m off to make a card for another bloggy friend who is facing surgery in a few days for yep you guessed it breast cancer. Gay xxx

  • Karen C

    A beautiful card, and what a lovely idea to ask people to donate in memory of loved ones. While I was making the cards, I was thinking happy thoughts about my wonderful grandfather who fought and lost a very dignified battle against this terrible disease. I have made a donation to the Cancer Research Institute

  • Jennifer, I’ve lost several family members and friends to some form of cancer. It’s a horrid disease and a cure cannot be found soon enough! I began making contributions to the American Cancer Society when my Daddy died with liver cancer a little over 11 years ago.

  • Lovely card and a thoughtful challenge. I recently made a donation to a local cancer care hospice in memory of friend who was there.

  • […] chose this cancer awareness digi from McMahon five designs isn’t it pretty? its also for the Styles one layer wonder challenge to give a thinking of you card to someone, I made and gave one to moM and will sent the rest […]

  • This card is simply beautiful! Thanks for another great challenge!

  • Jennifer, I’m lovin’ reading the comments here. What a beautiful thing you’ve done with this challenge.

    I’ll be posting some more cards this evening, and have made my donation to the American Cancer Society for general research.


  • A beautiful card, Jennifer, and thank you for a lovely challenge. My donations are to the American Cancer Society and the Epilepsy Foundation Northwest. Ann

  • Jennifer, hugs to you during these difficult anniversaries. What a wonderful challenge to honor your dad and your friend. I gave to Katie and to a coworker’s Race for the Cure.

  • Oh no ! Missed the deadline. It’s been on my mind all week. Made a few but didn’t get them photographed in time. Next time!

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