Do you love to make handmade cards? Do you love the feeling you get when someone recieves your handmade card? What if you could make a few  handmade cards and help change someone's life?

Today I have a special request to ask of you.

 A very dear friend of mine, Joanne Mehling, has MS and I recieved this e-mail from her…..

"Hello My Friends,

 As some of you know, I am waiting to go to Albany, New York for CCVSI treatment. This treatment could drastically change my life. Our government has not approved CCVSI in Canada and will not assist people looking for treatment outside of Canada. It may be years before this treatment comes here.

My MS has been stable but I’m not waiting years for a treatment that could help improve my quality of life.

Many of you ask how you can help me and I have thought of a way that you can help.

My idea is to make cards and sell them to raise money for my CCVSI treatment. The cost of my treatment, travel, accommodations, etc. will be around $10,000.

I don’t expect to raise the whole amount but any amount would help. I want to sell the cards for $4 each or 3 cards for $10. I hope to sell the cards at schools I have worked at where people know me and would want to support me.

Thank-you for anything you can do to help me,"


I was so moved by this request from Joanne that I e-mailed her back right away and told her I would be making cards for her and also that I would be donating card sets form previous classes to help out and that I would absloutley spread the word about collecting handmade cards for her to sell at schools that she has taught at.

So if you would like to donate some handmade cards for Joanne, please let me know and I will happily pick them up from you and take them to her. Even if it's just one or two cards…every one will make a difference. As a suggestion…Perhaps when you are making cards, instead of just making one … make two while you have the supplies out anyway.

Thanks so much!!


For today's card share I have this fun card that we learned while at leadership. It's so easy I love it!


You just cut your cardstock like a normal card (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) But then you just cut 2 inches off the side and replace it on the back with a 2" x 4 1/4 piece of pattern paper. The flower is made with both sizes of the scallop circle punches. The middle of the flower is a button stamp form the new stamp set called "Button,Button". I just punched it out and layered a small piece of the tangerine pom pom trim behind it.

The greeting is one of my most favorite ever!!! It's from the new stamp set in the mini called Bold Blossom. Which by the way..is only $11.95 for the clear mount and $15.95 for the wood mount!!

Hope your having a great weekend ! I'll be back tomorrow with a fun project share!





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