Lasting Hearts was started by Kimberly Saldaña, friend of mine and Director of Sales at Hero Arts. The charity serves women who have suffered the loss of a child in miscarriage – and provides each one with the book “Mother of all Mothers,” with a handmade card inside that carries an encouraging note. As of now, there has been over $6600 raised – and 1000+ cards. WOW!  Thank you to all who have given…if you haven’t had a chance yet, please do so! You can donate cards and funds, see the links in the “how to help” section at the bottom of this post. More background about the Lasting Hearts organization is on their Facebook page.

PS As this is for a charitable cause, none of the product links in this post are affiliate links. Hero Arts did provide me with the stamps ahead of time so you can see them; I’m donating 2x the cost of purchasing all three stamps to Lasting Hearts, since I would have bought these anyway!

Negative painting

(This seriously needs to be called positive for a good cause, doesn’t it??) Negative painting is focusing on the areas AROUND the image in order to make it show up in the painting.

I saw the dies in the fundraiser Stamp n Cut set  and knew what I wanted to do! I’ve done something similar on instagram and folks wanted to know how, and hearts were the perfect item to use to teach it to you. Watch the video below, or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

I kept the card simple – adhered it onto a card base and added bling. Boom. Done. Note inside is the most important part….just write something short and sweet. “Please know that I am praying for you today. Hugs, Sandy in Washington state.”Sandy Allnock Lasting Hearts Charity DriveI posted about this cause previously HERE if you want more ideas!

How YOU can help