If you visited my blog at all during the month of October you probably saw that I was participating in the Hope You Can Cling To challenges at Splitcoast Stampers. There was a challenge a day for most of the month, and on a couple days there were two or three challenges. As you know October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.
These challenges are based on raising awareness and they have themes that go with it. Part of the challenge was a request that the cards be sent to UT MD Anderson Cancer Center where they will be available to the patients and their visitors. When the challenges closed prizes were awarded. And boy of boy were there great prizes. If you entered one and only one challenge you could win a prize and then there were larger prizes which if you finished all the challenges you could win. I won a prize package from Verve Stamps with a value over $50. How cool is that!!! I know I was very excited to have won a prize and couldn't believe that I was picked. I hoped I might win something but I never expected that I would.
During the time the prizes were being awarded I followed the prize post thread and met some fun ladies. As Lydia tortured us by dragging out the awards over several days we had lots of fun chatting and waiting for the funny animal photos to be posted. The photos were hysterical and there would be a winner posted with it. Then after that Lee would have a funny smiley face to go with it. It may not sound very exciting or even fun here but it was. We were having so much fun that we decided to continue the fun but posting what we made with out winnings. So as soon as I could I took my goodies out and made this card. Even though I had already made a card for the Mojo Monday challenge I made another card with the sketch because that challenge is sponsored by Verve. Makes sense, right?
Now, I don't want to take anything away from this Verve prize because I think it is fantastic and I think it's fantastic that Verve and so many other vendors donated prizes. However the grand prize is a Pazzle package valued at $599. I didn't anything about Pazzles before and don't know much about them yet but come Friday I'm going to know a whole lot more because my dear friends I won the grand prize. You could have pushed me over with a feather when I found out. I'm still a little in shock. I never imagined that I would win that prize. I participated in the challenges because I love to make cards and I have a deep hatred of cancer. I'm sick of it getting my friends and relatives and I firmly believe that everything you do to fight it, even making a card, is a dent in its armor. If we all keep chipping away eventually we will be able to say, "I can't remember the last time I heard of someone having cancer". From these pages to God's ear...
Here's the deets:
stamp - Verve "Brighter Days"
ink - Memento "Gray Flannel" and Memento "Tuxedo Black"
paper - Stampin' Up "Basic Gray" and "So Saffron" card stock; Teresa Collins "Carolina Breeze" patterned paper
miscellaneous - Spellbinder's "Labels Eighteen" die; ribbon; bling; machine stitching
Here's the challenges:
Mojo Monday 270 - sketch
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