Saturday, June 30, 2012

Card for Christy

"We have a special post today. Our dear friend Christy's home was broken into and a lot of their things were either destroyed or taken. Some things held such sentimental value that nothing will replace it. What makes our community so remarkable is that we are there for each other even though we can't physically be near our friends. These "people" violated her home, the place where we are supposed to feel the most safe, where we raise our children and where we sleep in peace. I can not even imagine what she is going thru or the loss she has endured. Dealing with the police and insurance company has been and continues to be exhausting and frustrating for Christy and her family. She has been updating her facebook page with some details.

Edited July 6th - the operation is now closed

Some of Christy's friends have come together to help. We are of course making cards for her because that's what we do, right? But ultimately, the expense of trying to get her family back on their feet will be somewhat of a strain. Imagine having to replace household items, necessities in our world all while trying to rebuild a sense of security that we all most times take for granted.
So, we're asking for your help. We've tried to make it convenient for you to help Christy and her family. There's a PayPal button on each of our blogs. We are asking that if its your hearts desire, that you donate whatever you can to help Christy and her family regain a sense of safety and security. NOTHING is too small. Every little bit will make all the difference. Our goal is to raise $1,000 to help cover the costs of food, lodging and replacing at least some of the items taken.
           Thank you for even reading this post in its entirety.

If you're interested in seeing all of the cards, a full list of girls who are participating in the card drive is available at the Lawnscaping Challenge blog & A Blog Named Hero"
I'm entering this for the challenges; Things with wings at Craft your Passion 
 Dutch Dare Card Challenge - 2E, C8 - Flutterby butterfly
I Love Promarkers - Must use Promarkers - #123 anything goes
{Pin}spirational -  Photo Inspiration*  #13  (colors + butterfly)


Annette said...

aww this is so sweet...i love that butterfly..

Christiana said...

Karin, thank you so much for your sweet card and sentiments! You're just brand-new to the LFDT, and the fact that you would do something so kind for me truly means so much. My family and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

jimlynn said...

Beautiful card. Love the design you used and the colors.
Thanks for joining us at {Pin}spirational Challenges.

Melissa Shea said...

I love your card! I like the long and skinny format. Thanks so much for participating in our Operation!

Lorraine said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at I ♥ ProMarkers
Lorraine x

grandmabonnie said...

Karin what a stunning card! Thank you for joking us at {Pin}spirational challenge, hope to see you again for our new challenge that starts tomorrow!

Sarah said...

Sweet card, love your layout and colors, thanks for joining us at CYP, hugs, Sarah x

Cathy Clouston said...

Lovely card and I admire what you are doing for your friend! Thanks for joining in with Craft Your Passion this week! :)

Karen said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.


Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Such a pretty card, indeed!! Thanks for participating in the {PIN}spirational challenge #13!! Be sure to check out #14!!


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