Monday, November 22, 2010

TSTR week 37 - Pick A Cause

Good morning and welcome to week 37 in The Shabby Tea Room!
This week our challenge has been set by Nicole and she wants us to make a card/project in honor of your favorite cause or charity.  Shriner's Hospital for Children is a charity that is very near and dear to my heart!  They offer Pediatric Specialty Care in the following areas:
Burn Care
Spinal Cord Injury
Cleft Lip and Palate
My daughter is a bilateral above the knee amputee and has been a Shriner's Kid since she was born.  She is 16 years old now and they have been making her prosthetics to walk in whenever she needs them.  She is an amazing young lady and greets every day with a smile.  Recently she has been involved with another amazing organization called Achilles International and they have given her a handcrank bicycle to race in marathons!  She has already participated in 2 marathons and a few shorter races and she is addicted!  Her first marathon ever, she completed 26.2 miles for a full marathon and she came in 3rd place in her division!  Like I said, she is an amazing young lady! 
Over the years, Achilles has developed specialized programs for children and war veterans. Achilles Kids provides training, racing opportunities, and an in-school program for children with disabilities, while their Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans program brings running programs and marathon opportunities to disabled veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

 Shriners is a truly amazing organization funded completely through donations making their care 100% free to their pateints!!!  That's right FREE CARE TO THEIR PATIENTS!!!  One of the nicest things that you experience at a Shriner's Hospital is the incredible generosity and kind employees.  Their staff is tripping over themselves to make the kids feel safe and comfortable! 
My card this week is in honor of Shriner's Hospital for Children and I decided to honor them with another one of my adorable Waltzingmouse stamps that is all about Kindness.  Shriner's is definitely all about KINDNESS!

Our generous sponsor in the Tea Room this week is June Lanum and she is offering 20 trinket pins, one chrocheted flower as the prize this week.  June has generously supplied the DT with some wonderful trinkets to work with and you can see her beautiful handy work on my card.  The pin at the top of the card was made by June and was perfect for my card because it is topped off with an angel.  The staff at Shriner's Hospitals are all angels so this pin was so fitting!  Here is a close up of the pin.
Each Shabby Girl has picked their own cause or charity to honor this week, so hop on over to each of their blogs to see what they have created!  Here are the individual links:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - {TSTR Creator} - Simple Treasures
Cathy Clark-Santie - Papier Girl
Clare Buswell - Clare's Creations
Nicole Segnere - My Craft Room Creations
Pattie Goldman - The Pampered Paper Patch

That's all for now!  Go find your charity or cause and make a card/project in honor of it, then, let us see!
Have a great week!
{Hugs} Lisa


  1. 'Oh so' absolutely GORGEOUS! So soft and so pretty in PINK!! Love it :)

  2. Lisa, this is so pretty! I love all the great elements you used on this shabby and sweet card!

  3. That is really really pretty, Lisa! :) I so love shabby too! :)


  4. Gorgeous card and a perfect charity. Your story about your daughter is impressive. She's a strong young woman; I can imagine you're very proud of her!

  5. Gorgeous cards as always. I hope you are OK. Dee x

  6. Hi Lisa,

    I heard that you are steppin'back from the DT of The Shabby Tea Room. I just wanted to let you know that I'm going to miss you.
    I've been reading that you have a lot of personal things "on your plate"and I hope things will work/sort out well.

    Thinking of you and wishing you all the best!

    Warm wishes,

  7. Wonderful stamp - and such a good cause too.

    Good luck with eveything and you know where we are if you need something!

  8. Just beautiful, Lisa! Seriously!

    Many wishes for a happy new year. Looking forward to seeing all of your 2011 creations!