Monday, November 7, 2011

FF#95...with a KISS and the SOG!

Ok...that was about as good a title I could come up with for this post! We'll get to FF#95 in just a moment, but... First...the SOG!

We here at the Shoe would like to kick off our own little "Season of Giving."  During the month of November, we are asking you to contribute cards to the Season of Giving Card Drive. We have chosen to collect cards to donate to the Children's Hospital of the Kings Daughters in Virginia.  Our lovely Shoe, Cammi, first brought us this idea a few weeks ago, and we've been doing a little bit of work behind the scenes to see what all needed to happen in order to conduct this card drive properly.  So first...let me let Cammi explain a little bit about the thoughts behind this card drive:


Being in the hospital is difficult for the not only the patient, but also the patient’s family.  While spending time with your loved one in the hospital it quickly becomes apparent how precious time is.  I work at a children’s hospital and have watched families struggle with trying to be able to be in so many places at one time.  I have watched mothers struggle with the desire to go and pick up a get well card for their sick family member or a thank you card for the doctor or nurse who helped them through their toughest time; but not wanting to leave their loved ones bedside.

So here's how it will work...for all Fashionista Friday challenges between today (Nov. 7th) and Dec. 8th, we ask that when you enter a card in our challenges, that you consider sending in the cards for our SOG Card Drive.  Cards (with envelopes please) can be mailed to Cammi at the following address:

Cammi Boddie
4520 St John Ct
Virginia Beach, VA 23455

and to let you know a little bit more about what we'll be doing during the Season of Giving...I'll let Tanisha explain this part:

CHKD that stands for Children's Hospital of the Kings Daughters.  Every year they hold a radiothon to raise money for the children's hospital.  Well yours truly, thats right Lesley, Cammi and Tanisha will be there volunteering the night of December 9th answering phones and taking pledges.  Here is a quick little blurb from the website:  Tune in to 94.9 The Point December 7th-10th as Chuck and Woo-Woo broadcast their 10th Annual Radiothon to benefit CHKD. Hear amazing stories of CHKD patients who overcame great odds to survive illnesses and traumatic events. The event will be broadcast live from the CHKD lobby. Call 668-9000 during the event to make your pledge and help the children!


I would really love for you all to read history on this fantastic hospital by clicking here.


So there you have it...the Shoe SOG!  Hopefully you will all play along with us during the month of November, and then mail your cards in for the CHKD!  If you have ANY questions about this card drive, please feel free to leave a comment on this post, or email us at iftheshoefits5@gmail.com and we will answer them!


and NOW...on to FF#95!


For this (brief) challenge...we wan't to see your KISS cards...in other words...Keep It Simple Sweetheart!  Here are some samples to get you going:









and well...that's it for this Monday!  SO...to recap...make cards...send them in...so we can give them to some folks that could use them for good things!  Oh...and don't forget to play along in the FF#95 challenge while you are at it!  Challenge entries must be new as of today, November 7th and the challenge closes on Friday, Nov. 11th at 9 am EST.  Please include a DIRECT link to your blog post (or online gallery) and include a link back here to the Shoe!  If you are posting to an online gallery, please use the tag FF#95.  Have fun!  We can't wait to see your KISS cards!


Oh WAIT...one last thing...everyone who enters a challenge during the month of November (starting with FF#95) will be entered into a drawing to win a fabulous prize pack!  What's in it?  Stay tuned!  We'll post more info about the prize pack in the coming weeks!  I have to say...it's delicious, and features some fab goodies from one of my FAVE stamping companies!

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