Monday, October 15, 2007

Count our Blessings.. a little blog candy for a cause

NOTE>>> I will be keeping this post on top until the 15th so please scroll down for new posts..

ps.. I've updated my blog candy so please take a look... :)

As I sit here with tears in my eyes and a heavy heart I can not help but to pray for the Dunn family (Michael, Alissa, Isaiah and 3 mo. old twins Isabelle Grace and Madeline Ora). Isabelle and Madeline are both undergoing chemotherapy treatment at Children's Hospital in Detroit Michigan for stage 4 Neuroblastoma. Please check out their story on both
Andrea's blog here as well as the Dunn family personal blog (here you can see pictures of the entire family)

As my heart weeps for these 2 precious little girls and the brave battle the entire family is fighting I wish there was more I could do for this family. But some times praying is the most any of us can do. Today I will be sending my wishes, thoughts and prayers to Michael & Alissa and I hope you all do the same.
Andrea is offering a little Blog Candy for a cause and I would like to do the same. Please send a RAK to Andrea for the Dunn family. When you do, please post a link to your card HERE on this post (or) if it's posted on SCS please indicate that as well with your SCS name. Please feel free to send more than 1 card as each card you send will earn you a chance to win my blog candy. EDIT... I ventured off to Michael's this weekend and picked up a little candy.. I'm offering up 2 spools of Martha Stewart (MS) twill ribbon (1 putty & 1 chocolate), a jar of MS white glitter (I think this will be awesome for holiday cards.. can anyone say snow) and 2 stamps.. 1 says 'thanks' (many times) and the other says thinking of you today.. I thought they were appropriate..

Please mail all entries to Andrea by Monday October 15th... Her address is..
Andrea Vernagus
Blog Candy for a Cause
2797 Warwick Dr.
Bloomfield, MI 48304

Here's my card.. (don't forget to click on it to enlarge it!!!)
Card Stock... Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla
Stamps.. CTMH, Fall Frolic
Ink.. Close to Cocoa, Buckaroo Blue, Walnut Tim Holtz stain
Accessories.. wide SUP grosgrain ribbon, antique button, hemp twine
Technique.. Sponging/ distressing, paper punch

God Bless the Dunn family !!!


Andrea Vernagus said...


Thank you so much for supporting this RAK request and helping me spread the word! You are far too generous to add in your own blog candy as well. I will post a link on my post to let everyone know to comment on your blog as well...double candy for a good cause!

Andrea (craftyenginnering)

Michelle said...

What a stunning card!

bubblegum said...

I have made a card for Andrea and have posted it on my blog in the hope she will get a lot more. Here is myblog link

Debbie x

jodene said...

I mailed a card out thiss week it is at SCS in my gallery 'adisneyfreak'
God bless all you who are sharing this touching story!

Mary said...

I sent a card for the Dunn family and some goodies for Andrea to give away. I also posted a message on my family blog, Everyday Elliott, for my stamping friends.

JenMarie said...

I sent a card to Andrea. It looked like this one:

Lynn said...

Your card is beautiful!

I've also made a card and I'm mailing it tomorrow, here is the link to my blog:

Anonymous said...

My card is on the way! What a great way to show our support to a family who needs it!
Christine Fournaise

Heather said...

I sent my card today. I send the one on the left in this posting. If the link does not work, my SCS name is hjclemlap.

Crystal said...

Aloha! Well, your blog is just heart-wrenching. Your are too sweet for offering to help. These little girls deserve all the best. I put a card in the mail today for the family. I hope it finds them with more good news.

If the link doesn't work, my SCS name is cware84.


Shannon McGann said...

My heart just goes out to this family. Here's the card I made to send them.

Christina said...

I love your card.

I sent mine off today. I posted mine in my SCS gallery.

Anonymous said...

I mailed a card on Friday but don't have a link to it. Camera isn't working. Added the Dunns to the prayer list at church. Thanks for letting us know about them and offering to collect cards for them.

Mary Duffek said...


Please click my name and it will bring you to my BLOG. I am mailing the package on Tuesday. (Since Monday is a Holiday.)

Mary Duffke

Lori said...

Lisa, your card is gorgeous! I have put my card in the mail today for the Dunn Family. I do not have a blog yet, so no way to link unless you want a picture in pm! I will try to send a picture to Andrea to post to scs, as I'm brand new at this. Thank you for your participation in this special cause.

Misplaced Texans said...

I love the cause y'all are supporting and am proudly sending a card along! Here's my blogspot showing my card.

Allison said...

Lisa...this is terrific! Here are the ones I posted to the twins!

SaraFrawley said...

Hi Lisa,
I've uploaded to my blog: and my card is going postal in the morning! My heart really goes out to the Dunn family ... you are such a sweetie for offering candy just to send them a card! Thanks! & Enjoy my card! I"m so proud of it!
~Sara Frawley

Melissas said...

My RAK for the Dunns is on my blog,

Thanks for adding to the candy!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for all of you who are facilitating and encouraging many cards for the Dunn family. Mine is posted on scs here
My user name there is yellowrose46

Gina Wrona said...

I sent her 2 cards, one for each twin. You can view them at:


Jami said...

This is such a fun thing for me to do. I am a card maker on my days off, but my real job is a pediatric oncology nurse. So this RAK has a huge place in my heart. My card is posted on my blog for the Dunn Twins.

Thanks for the participation!!

JoAnna said...

Hello, I have made a card for the Dunn family as weel. Here is the link to my blog:

Thanks, JoAnna

Abi said...

Hi there - your card is lovely. I have made a card for the Dunn family which you can view here:

Dawn said...

My card is on my blog. How sweet of you to add to the cause!

thriftjunky said...

Thanks for adding to her blog candy!! This is a fantastic cause, I am glad I saw it today so I could participate.


CAKVD said...

Hello! I sent my card to the twins. Here is a link to it:

Thanks for offering such awesome candy for such a good cause!
Cheryl KVD

Staci said...

Your card is beautiful!I also sent a card, what a blessing for us to be able to be a part! My card is at

Gabby said...

This is wonderful of you to team up with Andrea for the "candy". Even though our "reward" is just lifting the spirits of the Dunn family!

Here are the cards I sent for both the girls and the family:

lindsalita said...

This card is delish! I love your 5/8 knot!

paula said...

I was excited to use my new SU stamp set and make a card for the Dunn family. This is such a great gift for them to get, I would love to see their faces going through all those works of art! My card can be viewed at TFL

Marlene said...

Your card is beautiful. I sent a card to Andrea but I do not have a blog and personally didn't photograph it. New to this computer stuff. Thanks for your thoughtfulness and kindness!

Marlene Bender