It's October - and you KNOW what that means! It's time for Hope You Can Cling To - the best stamping month of the year!
If you've never heard of this before, Hope You Can Cling To is a month long card drive that we do at Splitcoast for the patients undergoing treatment for breast cancer at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. We send about 4,000 cards to the Volunteer services office there every October, and the patients or their families and caregivers can grab a beautiful handmade card from a basket and connect with their loved ones on their birthdays, special events or just to say hi. It helps keep people connected during a difficult and stressful time, and it's easy and fun for us to do. I hope you join us. There are 40 challenges this year - a minimum of one per day in October, and they are full of creativity and inspiration. We provide the address for you to send your cards to in each challenge post.
To reward you for this act of goodwill towards total strangers, we have some amazing sponsors who are contributing thousands of dollars in crafty prizes for participants. So get inky with us and share some kindness for these patients in Houston!
I get to open and close the challenges, and my challenge today is really a challenge! I found this little poem that I thought was perfect for our event.
Whether the weather be fine
Or whether the weather be not,
Whether the weather be cold
Or whether the weather be hot,
We'll weather the weather
Whatever the weather,
Whether we like it or not.
~Anonymous British poet
I love the British, stiff-upper-lippiness of this poem.
So my challenge is to make a card depicting your LEAST favorite weather condition.
I know I don't have to tell YOU this, but the answer for me, of course, is RAIN. I despise rain. (Droughtmongers - HUSH).
I actually made two different versions of this card and let my Periscope viewers pick which one would be my challenge sample. This first one is the reject.
I did a video on this after I put it on Periscope so you can see the two different techniques. You can see that here or below.
I really hope to see your ideas for this challenge in our gallery. We really have a lot of fun in October - so join us!