Dec 29 2008

The Ultimate Valentine Challenge

Published by at 1 35 pm under Announcements

1,000 Valentines. Can we do it??? I believe we can!!!

I’m sure most of you know my friend Julie Koerber, Out to Impress. And I know many of you also know Julie’s Mom, Pat Adam, The Rubber Maid. Pat is a regular player in our Friday Stamp Simply Challenges. Pat is from my home state of Michigan, but she lives closer to the Detroit area. And Pat, bless her heart, does volunteer work for Children’s Hospital in Detroit. She heads up a charity called Cards 4 Kids. Well, Pat was just given the Ultimate Challenge!!! The administrator of Children’s Hospital recently contacted Pat and asked if she could come up with 1,000 Valentines — oh, how happy these children will be to receive such special Valentines!!! There are both smaller children AND teenagers in need of a Valentine.

But at the same time, can you just imagine the huge responsibility put on Pat to come up with 1,000 Valentines!!! Oh my goodness!!!! But I do believe, with all our help, she can do it!!! I know I have many cards here with hearts that will work perfectly for Valentines and I’m surely going to be making some more. How about you — can you help??? If so, please email Pat directly at [email protected]for further instruction. You may also read this older post on Pat’s Blog about how Cards 4 Kids got started.

I LOVE a good challenge — and this IS a GOOD CHALLENGE!!! Your help and support will be greatly appreciated not only by Pat, but especially by all those children who will receive these cards this Valentine’s Day!!!! Thank you!!!

25 responses so far

25 Responses to “The Ultimate Valentine Challenge”

  1. Pat Adam says:

    Sharon, how can I thank you for the wonderful plug for my Cards 4 Kids project? You wrote a wonderful entry and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I know you are a great influence in the stamping world as are all of your team of the Stamp Simply group. I know this goal can and will be met as I am already getting responses, and what a wonderful way to make Valentine’s Day 2009 so very special for all the sick children in Children’s Hospital of Michigan. God bless and thank you. If you are reading this and can join in just come on over and get in on the joy we can provide. Pat aka rubbermaid

  2. Sharon, I echo my mom’s post! THANK YOU! 😀

  3. Wenda says:

    Sharon, a pledge of 50 Valentines plus whatever designed and stamped cards/ post cards Junior Church students make Sunday has been sent Pat for CH of Detroit. Now, does the administrator know our rubbermaid needs a nifty tub for all the creative Valentines coming CH of Detroit’s way!??! With joyful challenge and blessing, Keep Looking Up!

  4. pacools says:

    I am in and have let Pat know my commitment. Thanks for sharing the challenge.

  5. Suzzi says:

    I will pledge 50 cards and I will put a call out to my gal pals and blog (will link you.) We are West Michigan Gals!

    Thanks for doing this. Just let me know the information on where to send them and deadline.



  6. Nancy Park says:

    I am willing to send some Valentines, but, my email was returned saying host could not be found: [email protected]

  7. Dawn Easton says:

    Oh thanks for passing this on Sharon! I’ve made more Valentine cards than I can use already…such a shame for them to sit here when they may bring a smile to some child’s face! I’ll email her ASAP!

  8. Susan Sandmeyer says:

    I am so excited to help out, I have emailed Pat and will be making mine today!!!

  9. kathy says:

    Me too! I’ve already e-mailed and committed to as many as I can make.

    What a great project. Thanks for sharing it.

    Kathy L

  10. Velta says:

    What a great and giving idea…I will be emailing Pat now…TFS Sharon…I already have a few cards that I can send to her. And now that I know about this…I have other holiday cards that I can send and will make a point of sending future cards 🙂

  11. Heather says:

    I have posted a message on my blog, but it’s brand new and isn’t likely to get much traffic. However, I sent notes to four Yahoo groups I belong to sending them here to see what it’s all about. All four groups do cards — one of them is specifically for cardmaking! And I’ll see what I can come up with on my own.

  12. Toni K says:

    This is awesome! I already contacted Pat and posted a link on my blog. Thanks for letting us all know about it!

  13. nancy littrell says:

    What a wonderful, wonderful challenge and cause. TFS and giving us the opportunity to join in the fun.

  14. Jody M says:


    Thanks for letting us know about this challenge. I’m in and will get a hold of Pat.

  15. Sherry says:

    Thanks for letting me know about this challenge. I will try to link it to my blog when I’m off this weekned. I’ve already emailed Pat to get more infomation. Sounds like a great reason to get together with the gals and make some cards.

  16. Jerri Kay says:

    I’m in Sharon, I have six cards I’m sending and hoping to get more done after I return from CHA to send to Pat. I’ve been in contact with Julie and will send out the cards I have in the morning.

  17. Nancy says:

    Thanks for posting this, Sharon! I e-mailed Pat on Monday to let her know I will contribute as many as I can. Goal is 25 cards. Pat said she needs them to her by February 7.

  18. Julie Hughes says:

    Sharon, I love your blog and thanks for doing this. I have e-mailed Pat to get mailing instructions. I used my new loot for Chrismas to make some. It feels so good to do something good with my addiction. Thanks.

  19. jules p says:

    Yeah… i signed on for this. I made 3 yesterday. All of my family is “off” tomorrow-so we will make more then!
    I think this is a FABULOUS idea!

  20. Linda B says:

    I have e-mailed Pat….can’t really pledge a lot of cards because I am pretty isolated but will do what I can to help out.

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  22. tonya says:

    I have sent my envelope out with 17 in it for the challenge. Won’t all those little smiling faces make it more than worth it ?!

  23. Marsha says:

    I sent an envelop with 14 Valentines Cards. What fun to participate in this “card drive”.

  24. Vina T. says:

    Thank you for passing the word for this wonderful cause. I sent in 6 to Pat today.

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