Hi Friends! If you regularly follow my blog and Serene Stamper Facebook page, then you’ll know that I volunteer at our local Activity Centre for adults with mentally challenged disabilities. We make cards together which they then sell to our community and the funds go back into this awesome non-profit organization. I absolutely LOVE spending time with the clients and workers at the centre and we always have a ton of fun together. It’s also great to watch the clients make their cards and they’re terrific at it too. Of course, I try to make the cards pretty but as simple as possible so that they’re easy to stamp and assemble. Here are the cards we made and some photos from yesterday’s card making session:
One of the reasons the Heatherton Activity Centre and my time volunteering there is important to me is because of this amazing lady…
…this is my Aunt Maureen and she lives back home on Vancouver Island. Aunt Moe also belongs to a similar organization for adults with disabilities. She loves going to work and answering the phones and I love that she has a place like this to go to, which she not only enjoys but gives her a sense of purpose too. My Aunt Maureen and I have a very special relationship and I love her to bits and pieces, and miss her tons. She’s sassy and funny and smart as a whip and gives the best bear hugs. I think a lot of people don’t realize how smart and intuitive people like Aunt Maureen really are. I like to call my Aunt often, which I know means a lot to her too. The other night when I phoned her we had a good conversation, then I told her that I love and miss her. Without missing a beat, she told me she noticed. Hahah. I’m actually laughing as I type this. She always makes me laugh and is my ‘happy pill’. We are blessed to have Aunt Maureen in our family in more ways that I can count, she is a gift, that is for sure. If you are card maker or demonstrator, I encourage you to consider volunteering at your local centre for adults with learning disabilities. Your heart will be full and it’s wonderful to spend time with these lovely people!
Each month I combine 12 beautiful projects, with measurements, supply
list and step by step instructions, into a special PDF tutorial. When
you place your order through my online store I will email this exclusive
tutorial to you! When orders are $60 or more (before tax &
shipping) I will also send you an additional PDF with six more project
sheets, created by Frenchie (France Martin) and I! So that’s 18 free
tutorials full of inspiration for you to enjoy! Just be sure to use the
special host code prior to submitting your order:
coming out in November and I’ve been having a ball creating with the
new products. Everyone who orders a min. $60 (before tax and shipping)
with me this month will also receive a FREE CARD KIT IN THE MAIL!
This kit will contain pre-cut supplies to make four cards as well as
the die cuts and a PDF tutorial that will be sent to you by email. To
complete the cards you’ll need to order the “Snowflake Showcase” stamp
sets (available November 1st), or simply use a different stamp set that
you already own, as well as your own inks and adhesives. Two of the card
designs are for Christmas, using the “Snow is Glistening” stamp set and
the other two cards are all occasion, using the “Happiness Surrounds”
this is a personal offer through me, Tina Zinck, and is only valid
within CANADA (thanks for your understanding) and orders can only be
placed within CANADA.
enter the Host Code
so that you will also receive your stamping rewards
(I will still send you the PDF tutorials).
Thanks for stopping by ~ I hope you were inspired by today’s project and that you’ll visit again soon!