Chronic Pain Warrior

This stamp set featured today is very near and dear to my heart. I wanted to create an encouraging stamp that would allow you to send cards to those in need of a little pick me up. People who have chronic pain disorders. I myself am a person living with chronic pain and I know how one small card or word of encouragement can change everything. 



Here it is our NEW Chronic Pain Warrior stamp set available 

MAY 1st!

Why I chose the zebra? The Zebra is the mascot of those living with rare disorders. Medical students have been taught for decades that, “When you hear hoofbeats think horse, not zebra.” In other words, look for the more common and usual, not the surprising or rare diagnosis. Since a lot of Chronic pain disorders can be rare, I chose the zebra . . . that and I mean come on, she's totally stinking adorable!



For my first card, I used our Zebra Stencil and Gina K Glitz Glitter Gel in Iridescent over white cardstock for my background. I really wanted my zebra and sentiment to be the main focus of the card so I kept the background simple.



Copic Colors:

Zebra stripes - C3, C5, C7, 100
Nose - C5, C7, 100
Hair - C3, C5, 100
Flowers - C2, C3, C5, 100
Balloon - RV02, RV06, RV09



I really wanted to keep the front simple and to the point and put a bit more inside the card. I used my stencil to lightly add a little zebra stripe with our Zebra Stencil and Weathered Wood Distress Ink. Next, I combined my sentiments to create "You're a chronic pain warrior. You're going to get through this." 



In case you didn't see it I wanted to share with you a card I did for a blog hop last week. I just loved the little zebra tucked in bed and the sentiment is perfect for the image.



 I love the bright pink and black with the yellow-green together. I used Copics to color the zebra and added a few buttons to tie it all together.

Zebra - C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, 100
Flower - C1, C2, C3, YG00
Blanket - RV06, RV09, Prismacolor pencil

If you have friends that have chronic pain or maybe just have things they are struggling with I highly encourage you to send them a card. If you are looking for organizations where you can send cards to consider these:


Facebook Chronic Pain Groups

Types of Cards: Thinking of you, positive messages, cheer
Some have card lists with members that you can send a card to. Or start a card list of your own!

 

Bring Smiles To Seniors

Types of Cards: Thinking of you, positive messages, cheer

Contact: https://www.bringsmilestoseniors.com/Bring Smiles to Seniors 
A national non-profit that focuses on showing beloved senior citizens love and kindness. They are looking for handmade or store-bought cards to give to seniors all around the country or supplies for organized cardmaking events. They do ask that you send the card unsealed so they can sticker it with an easy-to-open sticker. They're looking for every day "Thinking of You" cards and general positivity themes. You can learn more at their website. 

Hospitals

Types of Cards: encouragement, cheer, thank you, others.

Contact: Your local hospital auxiliary
In their support role for the hospital, local hospital auxiliaries can use cards for patient and staff support. Some hospital auxiliaries also run gift shops that sell handmade items where card donations may be welcomed. (Note that many hospitals will not accept cards with “get well” themes or religious messages, but contact your hospital directly to see what they accept.)


Nursing Homes

Types of Cards: All holidays & occasions, thank you, hello, cheer.

Contact: A facility in your community.
One of the challenges of providing quality of life for residents of long term care facilities is helping them continue to feel connected to family, friends, and the community. Providing them a supply of handmade cards to use to keep in contact with their loved ones is one thing that can help bridge that gap.


Churches

Types of Cards: Thank you, hello, cheer, baby, wedding, holidays, sympathy

Contact: Your congregation’s secretary. Many card makers need to look no further than their own church for a great place to donate their cards, as even in the age of email many churches still send large amounts of traditional cards to members. Ask your church secretary what cards are most needed!


 Cards for Hospitalized Kids

Type of cards: Cheer, holiday, hello, funny

Contact: http://www.cardsforhospitalizedkids.com/make-cards1.html

An organization that provides cards for a much-needed boost of the spirit!

 

I hope our Zebra set helps you create the perfect uplifting and encouraging card for someone in your life and I hope those words give them that little boost they need. 

Be sure to check back to see more of our new release starting next Monday!
Have a great weekend!


  

2 comments

  • I love this, this is truly beautiful! I cant wait to have this set and try to replicate your masterpiece! Stay strong, you’re our inspiration!

    Brenda Carrillo
  • OH I need this too I myself have fibromyalgia and in constant pain. I always smile and say I am good when people ask but I love this set. Cant wait for release of new stamps. This has me written all over it and I donate hats to our cancer center, so far I have given 40 hats and working on more. I could make them some cards with this stamp too.

    Patricia Ceccacci

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