Monday, January 4, 2010

The Transplant List

Today's challenge comes from the Transplant Team! We are going to be using things from one project on another!

On a serious note....On average, 66 people receive transplants every day from either a living or deceased donor.The national waiting list for most transplanted organs continues to grow every year. Each organ and tissue donor saves or improves the lives of as many as 50 people. Giving the "Gift of Life" may lighten the grief of the donor's own family. Many donor families say that knowing other lives have been saved helps them cope with their tragic loss.

If this is something you are interested in finding more about please check out the following sites:






Now back to the challenge!

Today we will be doing some of our own transplant surgery. This may take some time but who cares? We're not going anywhere!

There are a few ways to play along...

1. Use a part of a favorite Holiday card, tag or ribbon. Kinda recycling, but still counts as a "transplant"

2. While cleaning off your workspace, put together an envelope of some things you aren't planning to use or are just done with (out with the old and in with the new I always say!)...mail them off to a friend who may find them to be a perfect Mojo Boost! And likewise, you may be able to take some things off her hands to use!

3. Look back on old projects...I have received so many cards over the years form friends, RAK's and swaps but I just don't have the storage to keep them all. But it makes me sad to think of tossing them out! Maybe you did an ATC swap a few years ago (like me!) and now have a bunch of ATC's taking up space....why not make them into a new card. They also work great on Scrapbook layouts!

These are just some basic guidelines...anything that uses something that came from something or someone else counts as a transplant to me! Just have fun and expand your horizons!

So here are two beautiful ATC's I received in a I am doing my new years clean and purge I have to make room. But no way could I throw these beauties away! Time for surgery.....

And fresh out of recovery here is a brand new card using pieces of the 2 ATC's...

For even more inspirtion, we also have a special SCS Surgeon with us today! Anne (jdmommy) has successfully performed a very tricky Double transplant...
She used pieces off of 2 different holiday cards to make this gorgeous masterpiece!

Thanks to Anne for helping us out in Surgery today!

Please use the keyword RESQ28 if you upload your project to Splitcoaststampers or another online gallery. And don't forget to link your blog or gallery back here in the comments section so we can check out your creations! Thanks for playing along with us!


  1. Wow D and Anne! This is a great challenge! The write up is WONDERFUL, D and the idea priceless! Way to go girls. Gotta get on this one today.

  2. Thank you for taking such a serious topic into a great challenge and thus giving some attendance to the growing waiting lists for transplants. My husband luckily got a kidney transplant last year, so I know what I'm talking about...
    Hope I'll have a chance to take part in the challenge!

  3. beautiful cards!
    great challenge,
    I'll have to think on this one!

    Have a super day!!!
    Blessings, Maria


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