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The C Word…..

2010 September 7

Cancer….. a six letter word.  Six tiny letters that have such a big impact on lives.   Cancer doesn’t judge or discriminate, doesn’t care if you are white or black, rich or poor.  It doesn’t care if you are Baptist, Methodist, Catholic or Muslim.  Cancer is not choosy,  it strikes young, old and any age in between.  Cancer just flat out doesn’t care.

It really makes my heart ache when it strikes children.  Toddlers, babies who have yet to live their lives.  Who are so resilient that we adults can learn from their bravery in dealing with this disease.   Last week I received an email from Korin  announcing that Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is reaching out to a little girl with cancer. 

Kate Thornton diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia in August of 2008 at the age of 3.   You can read more about Kate here at Kisses for Kate and be sure to watch the slideshow to learn more about Kate and her journey.  She is a princess at heart!



Korin designed this sweet digital stamp in Kate's honor.

100% of the proceeds of this stamp will go to the Thornton family.

Sadly, Kate’s journey ended on Saturday.   Her pain and suffering are over. 

Please pray for the Thornton family as they mourn the passing of their precious little girl.

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps  will still be collecting funds for her family through the sale of the Princess Kate digital stamp.  Please consider using it so others might know of brave little Princess Kate and help the family in this way. 


It’s the least I can do….. and so can you.  Help spread the word.  Regardless if you are a crafter or not,  consider getting this adorable digital stamp for your kids or grandkids.  What little girl wouldn’t love to color her?  

Even after jumping out of a tree, company visiting us over the weekend, I made time this morning before work to quickly create this precious princess card:

Korin,  she is precious.   Kate is smiling :-)

Please consider sending your condolences to Kate's family….

The Thornton Family
c/o Kisses4Kate
PO Box  2266
Jamestown NC 27282

I’m playing along in the following challenges:


Until next time….. hug your loved ones a little tighter.

21 Responses
  1. September 7, 2010

    Fab card and one I'm sure the family will treasure along with the happy memories of their daughter. Good luck with the fund raising over at Sweet and sassy and thank you for joining our challenge at creative craft .

  2. September 7, 2010

    Oh yes – you got this card submitted in the nick of time and it's gorgeous!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Crafty Creations!

  3. September 8, 2010

    Beautiful princess. Thanks for joining in with us at MTTC :o)

  4. Lesley permalink
    September 8, 2010

    Lovely card and a cute image!  Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet and MTTC challenges xx

  5. September 8, 2010

    Very sweet card and post.  

  6. September 8, 2010

    What a sad story. This disease is horrible and it touches too many lives. Your card is fantastic. Such a great memorial for this little girl. 
    Thanks for playing along with the Stamp and Create Pearls and Gems challenge.

  7. September 8, 2010

    You did her a great honor in your coloring…Just beautiful.

  8. Josephine permalink
    September 8, 2010

    Such a pretty image!
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty cardmakers this time.

  9. September 8, 2010

    This stamp is so precious. I hate when the big C strikes children. It's not fair but God is in control and only he knows the reason for why things happen. I just rely on him when life throws curve balls.
    This card is fabulous and your coloring is sensational. Thanks so much for playing along with our challenge at the Little Paper Shop.

  10. September 8, 2010

    Beautiful princess card!!! I love it,and love the colors youve used!!!
    thank you for joining us at Alota's Fairytale challenge, and for Little Paper Shops CAS challenge!! We would love to have you back next week as well!!!!! Hope to see ya then :)

  11. Joni Parker permalink
    September 8, 2010

    Pretty image & card.  Sad story.  Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge.!!

  12. September 9, 2010

    Such a heart-rending story. You have created a beautiful card, and on behalf of the DT at DU2DS – thank you for sharing the story, and joining us this week.
    Sylvia x

  13. fifi Twigg permalink
    September 9, 2010

    great card – cute image – thanks for joining in the alphabet challenge x

  14. September 10, 2010

    Oh, this story brought tears in my eyes… What a beatiful gesture it was to make a stamp in her memory! I'm sure the family find some comfort in that.
    This card was lovely, and you have colored the princess perfectly.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Scrappekammeret!
    Hugs, Yvonne

  15. September 10, 2010

    What a sweet image. Thanks for joining us at CCM this time.
    Kat x

  16. September 11, 2010

    a very pretty card
    thank you for joining us at Stamp and Create this challenge,

    Vicky GDT Member

  17. September 11, 2010

    Beautiful!  Thanks for joining in with Polkadoodles!

  18. September 12, 2010

    It always breaks my heart to read stories like this.  I have so many dear friends who are affected with cancer.  It is especially sad when it is a young child…What a nice thing of Korin to create a stamp in her honor. Kate's family is in my prayers.
    Beautiful card!! Great coloring and design!

  19. September 13, 2010

    What a strong story to this digi, and as you said, these six letter really changes lifs all over. Both your card and the digi are lovely; love the warm feel to it :) Thanks for playing at Scrappekammeret and for sharing this touching story with us.¨
    Hugs Guro

  20. Ingrid permalink
    September 14, 2010

    What a beautiful card, and what a touching story behind the lovely image.
    Thank you so much for partaking in Scrappekammeret's challenge.

  21. September 14, 2010

    Beautiful card. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Polka Doodles this week.

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