Saturday, June 30, 2012

Operation Safe and Sound

Hi everyone!

I 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.

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? And here is my card:

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"


  1. This is BEAUTIFUL! Such a sweet card and such a wonderful cause. :)

  2. Cris this is just GORGEOUS!!! WOW!

  3. Oh my goodness, thank you SO MUCH, Cris! I can't begin to tell you what this means to me and my family. I feel so blessed to be a part of such a wonderful, loving papercraft community. Your card is absolutely STUNNING! You touched my heart. Thank you so much!

  4. So pretty, Cris - love the mix of splatters and gems.

  5. I adore those butterflies and paint splatters! I must get that stamp! Thanks so much for participating in our Operation!

  6. I love your style in this card. Love the details. Keep it up! Love those butterflies.


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