“Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you.”
Last weekend at Mass, our priest addressed the Opiate Addiction Crisis we have here in Maine (and in the world). He said “we aren’t going to arrest our way out of this problem, we aren’t going to treat our way out of this problem, we have to love our way out of this problem.” He has put together an interfaith healing service for all those affected by the opiate crisis, including victims, families, the medical community, the law enforcement community (he got to meet the Duck of Justice at the Bangor Police Department!) : ) and all that would like to help make a difference. This will take place on April 25th, 2018, at St. Paul the Apostle Parish in Bangor, Maine. There will be speakers, music, educational literature and refreshments. If you are local, you may want to support Fr. Anthony’s efforts by attending. I was trying to think of what I could do to help us “love our way out of this problem” and decided to make some cards to give to Fr. Anthony to use as he sees fits in his ministry to the crisis. It’s a very small thing, but hopefully it will help in the effort to “love our way out of this problem.” I started with this design lay-out from http://www.global-design-project.com and will give that card to Fr. Anthony. Then I made some simpler ones without the background label from the Deco Labels Framelits that he can use however he sees fit in his ministry for the Opiate Addiction Crisis.
I looked it up on-line, and internationally, silver is the awareness color for overdose and its effects. Purple is the awareness color for opiate addiction. So those are the colors I used when designing this card. The hearts are cut out with the Sunshine Thinlit Dies, the flowers are from the Jars of Love Stamp Set and the sentiment is from the Petal Palette Stamp Set. The background is made with the Burlap Background Stamp. I love that stamp, it adds instant texture! You may have to click on the picture to see it. Joseph wrote out the bag topper for a set of four cards, with stamped envelopes. We’d like to add something else to the gift bag…any ideas? Are you using some of your cards to support an effort? I’d love to hear about it so our family can pray for your efforts.
Thanks for stopping by, have a beautiful day! Peace, Dawn