Saturday, September 6, 2008

So Thankful....

...for all of the support I have received with my new set.

I just wanted to give a few personal shout-outs and let you know about ANOTHER perk of buying Whimsical Autumn. As you know...ALL of my proceeds from this set will be sent to the Alzheimer's Association....but here is another bonus---- a sweet stamping friend of mine contacted me this morning saying that she was so touched by what I was doing and that she wanted to give back as well. She bought the set and also pledged to give $1 to the Alzheimer's Association FOR EACH SET SOLD IN THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER! Wow...How great is that???? So special thanks to Lesa Smaligo!!!! You are a gem. I was so floored to get your email and I cannot thank you enough!

Special thanks to the awesome Debbie Olsen who wanted to help get the word out and posted this beauty on her blog today. HUGS Debbie. You are a rockstar!

Special thanks to my wonderful buddy Carole Burrage. She not only posted a card today with a set that I gave her....but she also made a donation to the Alzheimer's Association because she didn't want to get the set for free. So, she donated that amount (and then some) in my grandmother's name. Love ya girl!

Special thanks to one of the greatest boss ladies---Kim at MFT, who not only blogged about Gina K's release, but also is offering blog candy---the winner receives a $50 gift certificate to Gina K Designs. How awesome is that? Go check it out!

Special thanks to my spectacular CCEE girls who are doing a challenge using my new set on September 22...so you will see plenty of fabulous ideas for this set. One of these girls JUST HAD HAND SURGERY and managed to make a card and upload it today on SCS....You are something Charlene! Hugs! And another one, Cindy (Mothermark) started a thread on Splitcoaststampers to let everyone know about this set...Thank YOU! Each and every one of these ladies have hearts as big as their talent!

Special thanks to Gina K....because you made this possible.

Special thanks to my mom--who was the inspiration behind this set. I watched her selfless love as she took care of my grandmother for years...and I know that this disease took as much of a toll on her as it did on Mamo. You are my hero!

And now...before I go...I have another set to give away....this time I chose the person because I was so touched by what she said: "All of your cards are so beautiful! What a wonderful job you have done on the stamps and best wishes for a great success with their sale. I live on Social Security with very limited funds and if I had more financial resources I would order a set, myself. I lost my mom in August 2006, she had dementia for the last three-to-four years of her life and even that was very sad and frustrating for both of us. I was physically disabled, too, but I cared for her, her last five years as she was wheelchair confined. We had each other and that was a wonderful thing. I am sorry for your loss. Best wishes, Cathy B. " Cathy, please email me your address because I would love to send you a set!

I have more to share...tomorrow....today I am just so THANKFUL...

Thanks for stopping by!

14 comments:

Kacey Elliott said...

Your post just bought tears to my eyes. Everything you wrote was obviously said from your heart and I don't think anyone could ask for more. Your set is amazing (as are all of them) and the sentiment behind it is so deeply moving. My heart goes out to Cathy B. and all those who have been forced to deal with this disease - what a fabulous way for you to give back - I am sure your grandmother would be so proud.

Theresa said...

Oh, Cammie, I am so thrilled and touched by the amazing response for this set. There were tears in my eyes by the time I got to the end of your post.

I think it is so wonderful of you to give a set to Cathy B. {{{Hugs}}}

Julie Masse said...

Cammie what a wonderful impact you have made and continue to make!! Your set is just beautiful and very touching. Congrats on the success of your set and to all the wonderful stampers and friends who have come along side and helped you!! This is a wonderfully generous and loving community!

Allison said...

I am so pleased to see the response that this set is receiving. It is truly an amazing cause and you are a wonderful person for doing this. Tears came to my eyes reading Cathy B.'s post and to see that you are giving a set to her as well is so inspiring.

I have set up a link on my blog about this set and your cause to hopefully bring more attention to it as well!

Janine said...

Love the new set Cammie!!

Christina Fischer said...

You are surrounded by some incredible friends!!! You are doing such a beautiful thing with this set -- it will surely make a difference! Big hugs!!

Kathleen said...

sweet post! And it's so great to hear how we can make a difference and do something we love!

Melanie said...

WOW!

Pat S. said...

What an amazing post...

stampmonkey said...

That is just so sweet of you, Cammie. I'm sure your kind gesture will mean so much to Cathy B.(AND she'll get to play with your darling stamp set too!). ;)

stampinsilvia said...

ohhh Cammie! Isn't it wonderful to be surrounded by such incredible people! YOu are an inspiration to everyone and I am so thankful to be able to call you a *friend* You truly ROCK!!!

Anonymous said...

What you are doing with your stamps is truly a gift of love. My family, throughout several generations, has suffered from Huntington's Disease, which was first thought to be a form of dementia. It is dibilating and can tear a family apart or bring them together. At this time, I have 1 cousin living with it, but what can her children & grandchildren expect? I commend you for your work & hope that I will be able to support you. (where can I buy the stamps?)
Patty.cakes of GA

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh Cammie........I have no words!! Just..............AMAZING!!!!!

Carolina said...

Cammie, I've been meaning to stop by and congratulate you on the wonderful success of your set. I can't even imagine a better way to pay tribute to your grandmother's memory. I'm very sad that you've lost her and I just know that she's smiling down at you and ever so proud of the beautiful person you are. HUGS!