Username Post: May 2019 Happy Mail Challenge        (Topic#1675961)
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**Sorry I'm late posting this**

A couple years ago Kaylann started a swap (Angel Card Swap) on here where people would submit names and you would send cards to the names submitted. Well I thought I would try something similar but different.

See I have a ton of people I think of in my life that could use a card but then life gets in the way and the cards never get sent. So this challenge is to help with that.

The goal of this challenge is for you to name a person (or more if your ambitious) that you WILL make and MAIL a card to this month. *can be a previous made card you have made.*

We will post cards here so everyone can be inspired!

Think of someone that could use HAPPY MAIL. Life is short and we don’t always let people know how important they are to us! There are several reasons (this is just a few) why you might want send someone HAPPY MAIL:
Thinking of you
Birthday or Holiday (maybe don’t have a lot of family)
Struggling with ________
Need prayers
Encouragement
Sympathy
Being a parent
Loss of employment
New Christian, old Christian, struggling Christian
Get Well
Just to say "Hello!"
Happy Events - wedding, graduations, new baby, etc.
Birthdays
Funny Holidays
Holidays

P.S. - if you have a situation where you would like others to also mail a card to someone you can post that information and ask if anyone would like to PM you for the address.

**This is new challenge so things might evolve as we go. If you have suggestions I would love to hear them**

You can sign up at any time through out the month but the card MUST BE MAILED BY THE LAST DAY OF THE MONTH, May 31,, 2019!

Card made =
Card mailed or hand delivered =

1. Scrap-time (Hostess) -
a) Mother's Day - Godmother -
b) Mother's Day - Step-MIL -
c) Birthday - Friend Anne -
d) Mother's Day - friend Sally -

2. Scrapbookmonster -
a) Mom's birthday from dad -
b) Neighbor's 90th Birthday -
c) Mom's birthday card -
d) Birthday card -

3. TexasMomOf4 (Karen ) -
a) Niece birthday -
b) Mother's Day card -
c) Mother's Day Card -
d) SIL - nurse appreciation -
d) Brother's birthday -
e) Nephew birthday -
f) Aunt birthday -

4. Scrapanda -
a) Birthday - mom -
b) Mother's Day - MIL -
c) Mother's Day - Mom -

5. Lorilei1971 (Lori) -
a) Mother's Day - mom -
b) Mother's Day - Mike's mom -
c) Sympathy Card - Mike -
d) Sympathy Card - Mike's parents -

6. Rolbricht (Ro) -
a) Thank You card - Scrapbook.com friend -

7.


Edited by Scrap-Time on 05-11-19 11:52 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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Cards Made:

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Maggie's Nana (Marylou) has given us the okay to start sending cards to her Like-a-granddaughter, Jessica, who was diagnosed with stage 3 Breast Cancer. Jessica starts Chemo the week of September 23, 2018. Jessica is married and 2 boys.

**UPDATE*** 1/8/19
Just want to give you all an update on Jessica. The doctors stopped her chemo treatments because she was getting neuropathy in her hands & feet. She will be having a double mastectomy starting January 18th. They are doing it in two stages. Please keep her in your prayers & thank you again for sending her cards. She does appreciate them & her mom is so grateful as well.
Just cards of encouragement to lift her spirits, thank you!!


UPDATE 2/3/19
Someone in the doctor's office cancelled her surgery so when they met with the surgeon he changed things. Her surgery is February 19th & they will do the double mastectomy all in one surgery removing lymph nodes. They will take her abdominal fat for reconstruction. She will be in ICU for 3 days & 7 days in hospital before she goes home. The surgery will take 12-14 hours.
She needs lots of prayer as well as her family.


I have made up a schedule where 1 person will sign up for a 2 week time period. Any time during those 2 weeks please mail Jessica a card (Thinking of you, encouragement, etc). Once you sign up I will PM you her address.

This schedule will posted at the beginning of each month and you can sign up for any open spots at any time.
Week of 12/16 - 12/29:
1) Linda

Week of 12/30 - 1/12/19:
1) Artsy LC
Thinking of You By ArtsyLC

Week of 1/13/19 – 1/26/19:
1)

Week of 1/27/19 – 2/9/19:
1) Julie101

Week of 2/10/19 - 2/23/19:
1) Ro

VALENTINE CARD By Rolbricht

Week of 2/24/19 - 3/9/19:
1)Artsy LC

Week of 3/10/19 - 3/23/19:
1)

Week of 3/24/19 - 4/6/19:
1) Anna C

You'v Got This By Anna C

Week of 4/7/19 - 4/20/19:
1)

Week of 4/21/19 - 5/4/19:
1)

Week of 5/5/19 - 5/18/19:
1)

Week of 5/19/19 - 06/01/19:
1)


 
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I promise to keep up this month. Just have to get through with Mother's Day cards this week then I should be good.


 
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Here are two cards I made this month.

This card I made for my Dad to give to my Mom for her birthday.

Happy Birthday Mom By Scrapbookmonster

I made this card for my neighbour’s birthday.

Happy 90TH Birthday By Scrapbookmonster


 
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I will have some cards to share this month.


 
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This is the card I made and gave to my Mom for her birthday.

Happy Birthday Mom! By Scrapbookmonster


 
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I'n for a birthday card for my niece, 2 mother's day cards, birthday card for my brother, nephew and aunt.

I did mail out my niece's birthday card

Birthday Card By TexasMomOf4


 
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Hey everyone! I know I've been missing for a while. I've been taking online classes for art work (you can get more info in my gallery). Anyhow, I have run out of the cards I made a while back and have been slowly getting back to SB.com. I would like to put in a request for cards to be sent to my wonderful fiance Mike and his parents. Mike's sister Angie passed away somewhat unexpectedly on April 29th. I know a few cards and prayers would cheer them up. Mike's parents are in their mid 70's and many of their friends and family are also gone or live far away.

PM for addresses etc. Thanks for your love and kindness.


 
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I am in. So far on my list is:
- birthday - my mom
- Mother's day - my mom & my MIL


 
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Ro and Karen - I don't like you guys right now!!! You make stamping and coloring look easy and IT IS NOT!! IT SUCKS!! My blood pressure just went up. It took me an hour of stamping to get two images I could use. Then the coloring looked horrible. Ugh.


 
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Okay I'm not so frustrated now!! I even got out my tim holtz platform but it didn't come with any instructions and of course it wasn't working. So I had to watch a video to realize I had the glass turned the wrong way for the stamps I was using. Decided to go back to stamping on cardstock and paper piecing until I have more time to mess with coloring. So now I'm a little happier!!

Didn't get but 2 cards done today so that didn't help. Got insides done and cards ready to be delivered tomorrow. Have to get my allergy test in morning to figure out what I can't eat anymore....not happy about that! Then I will have to make a made dash to finish 8 cards tomorrow!


 
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Kathy...lol...just so you know, it sometimes takes me a 2nd or even a 3rd time with a stamp before Im satisfied. Ive thought about getting a stamping platform...maybe one day.

I hope you and the Dr get your allergies sorted out quickly. Im sure you must feel pretty miserable sometimes.

I hope you have a good week!


 
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Ro- 2nd or 3rd time I would be happy! I stamped at least 18 and got 2. You would love a platform...talk with me....hint!!! Stamping and coloring is relaxing for some...it stresses me out! But I like the hippo now that I paper pieced him!

So the allergist was to figure out what my esophagus is allergic to. Well I have the top 3 worst allergies to have...eggs, dairy and wheat. Then you take a picky eater that eats the same things at the same restaurants and has about 10-15 things she eats and tell her she can't eat over half of those items equaled a crying girl over food. Getting ready to put on some christian music and pray. So if you have any extra prayers I'll take some!


 
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  • Scrap-Time Said:

So the allergist was to figure out what my esophagus is allergic to. Well I have the top 3 worst allergies to have...eggs, dairy and wheat. Then you take a picky eater that eats the same things at the same restaurants and has about 10-15 things she eats and tell her she can't eat over half of those items equaled a crying girl over food. Getting ready to put on some christian music and pray. So if you have any extra prayers I'll take some!



Well, that really sucks! I feel for you Kathy! Im not so very adventuresome when it comes to trying different foods either. I dont know how I would deal with not being able to have those foods. Of course Ill pray God helps you to make the changes you need in order to feel better


 
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Here is another birthday card I made.

Birthday Card By Scrapbookmonster


 
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I'm so sorry, Kathy.

I feel you with the stamping. Before the stamp platform I was lucky to even get one good image.

Today, I have both Mother's Day cards going out and a card for my sil who is a nurse for Nurses Week (forgot to get a pic of that card before sealing the envelop).

Happy Mother's Day By TexasMomOf4

Happy Mother's Day By TexasMomOf4


Edited by TexasMomOf4 on 05-07-19 05:09 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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I am planning on working on a mother's day card for my mom and Mike's mom. I also plan on making sympathy card for Mike and his parents. I will probably do a Father's day card as well. Please keep the Overton family in your prayers
Thanks, Lori


 
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A 'thank you' for a huge and wonderful gift box from someone here on this site.
THANK YOU CARD By Rolbricht



 
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acu


 
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JCI


 
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Here is a card I made for my Mom.

Happy Mother’s Day By Scrapbookmonster


 
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This card is all set to go out in the mail in the morning. It is for a special client....the sweetest elderly lady ever. She's 90 but you would never know it.

Happy Birthday By Anna C


 
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Three off my list - the first two were delivered friday to our daycare providers for National Daycare Provider Day. The last one is my mom's birthday card - her birthday is Tuesday but I will give her the card and her gift when I see her.
Grateful - flower By Scrapanda

Grateful - Butterfly By Scrapanda

Happy Birthday - mom By Scrapanda


 
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A quick thank you card that I threw together that will go out today,

Thank You By TexasMomOf4


 
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A card for a young single Mom who is having some...possibly serious health issues. Not real sure just yet. Sarah has two autistic young boys. Their father is not at all helpful. Would you say a prayer for her? This will be sent out tomorrow during my errands
'YOURE IN MY THOUGHTS' CARD By Rolbricht


 
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Here is a card I made for my parents.

Happy Anniversary By Scrapbookmonster


 
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ACU2H


 
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I made my 2 mother's day cards. There's only one in the photo but I made them both exactly the same.
2019 Mother's Day front By Lorilei1971


 
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  • lorilei1971 Said:
I am planning on working on a mother's day card for my mom and Mike's mom. I also plan on making sympathy card for Mike and his parents. I will probably do a Father's day card as well. Please keep the Overton family in your prayers
Thanks, Lori



I forgot to say that Mike's sister passed away on April 29th. She was only 47. Our family is really having some struggles right now. Mike just had to take Joanne (his mom) to see another "back doctor" today. I think this one is a neurosurgeon. She's seen a spine specialist and an orthopedic doctor. Near the beginning of April she had an MRI. Then about a week ago she started to have pain so bad that she's been crawling instead of walking. It's really horrible. We're getting very frustrated with all of the doctors because they don't seem to know what to do and then just pass her off to another doctor. Please keep us in your prayers.


 
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Dear Lori. Im so sorry about your familys loss. 47 is still young...too young. That makes the loss even more difficult to deal with.

I sure hope one of the Drs will come up with some ideas on how to help your Mother in law. Ive worked in senior facilities for many years, I know of people who have so much pain in there backs I wonder how they continue on.

God bless all your family.
Ro


 
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I mailed out another quick thank you note yesterday. I can't post a picture of the card since it's for someone here and I want it to be a surprise.


 
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Dear Lori. Im so sorry about your familys loss. 47 is still young...too young. That makes the loss even more difficult to deal with.

I sure hope one of the Drs will come up with some ideas on how to help your Mother in law. Ive worked in senior facilities for many years, I know of people who have so much pain in there backs I wonder how they continue on.

God bless all your family.
Ro




Thanks Ro


 
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So sorry for all that you are dealing with Lori. Prayers for your family.


 
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Counting down the days till graduation. We've got a week and a half until child number 2 graduates from high school. Then in the fall we will have 2 in college in 2 different states.


 
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Congratulations on child number 2 graduating. I attended my high school’s reunion 2 weeks ago. My high school (David and Mary Thomson Collegiate Institute) was celebrating its 60TH anniversary. It was a last chance to see the high school. Soon the high school will merge with another high school (Bendale Business and Technical Institute) and a new high school building is being built. The current high schools will eventually be torn down to make way for town houses.

On another note, did anyone watch the final episode of The Big Bang Theory last night? I am from Scarborough Ontario Canada. The theme song for The Big Bang Theory show was created and sung by the music group The Barenaked Ladies. The music group originated in Scarborough. Some of the members were students at the high school Woburn Collegiate Institute. That high school competes in sports, etc against my high school.


 
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Me2


 
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Here is another birthday card I made.

Happy Birthday By [url=https://www.scrapb


 
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Hello, I am so behind on everything in life right now but I have managed to make some cards and sending this one out today for an uncles birthday

You'r how old? By Lindaj3


 
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This one is for my niece:
Black, White and Silver Grey Triple Easel Fold Card By KatieJo

This one is for my SIL:
Blue and Brown Floral Card By KatieJo

I sent this one to my DH's Step Grandmother:
Tulips and Floral Print Birthday Card By KatieJo

That is my month of May.


 
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My last two for the month - made them a bit ago but didn't get a chance to post - for my mom and dh's mom for mother's day - neither have received them yet as we haven't seen them since before mother's day and we wanted to give their cards with their gifts.

Mother's Day card #1 By Scrapanda

Mother's Day #2 By Scrapanda

That was all that was on my list but ds has now been invited to a birthday party for June 1st so I will need to do another birthday card before then.


 
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Sending out the last 3 cards today.

Brother's birthday

Happy Birthday By TexasMomOf4

Aunt's birthday

Happy Birthday By TexasMomOf4

Nephew's birthday

I can't post that one since it is for June's Card Sketch Challenge


 
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I didnt get a photo but I gave mini cards to two of the senior men next door at Senior Housing. Thats where I used to work so I know all the residents. One man had been very ill for quite a while and another recently lost his sister. He was very emotional when I saw him last wk. She had been a very regular visitor so the old fella is really going to miss her.



 
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Good morning


 
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Good morning!


 
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