Friday, September 15, 2023

Lindsey's Legacy Hop - That Was So Sweet Of You Garden

Today, we are hopping in memory of our dear friend and fellow card maker, Lindsey Martin-Penny, who sadly passed away last year from a rare and aggressive form of ovarian cancer.

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and Lindsey’s husband, Burke, thought it would be a great time to sell off her many craft supplies, with all of the proceeds going towards Lindsey’s Legacy Fund for Clear Cell Ovarian Cancer Research in cooperation with The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

The purpose of this hop is to honour Lindsey, celebrate her life and all that she loved, as well as to spread the word to raise funds for clear cell ovarian cancer research.  You can help in one of several ways:
  1. Purchase a Flat Rate Mailer stuffed with loads of fabulous craft supplies.  These can only be mailed within Canada and there will be no tax receipts provided with the purchase of these boxes.  A box of craft supplies would make a great gift for yourself, a crafty friend or a child/classroom.  For details about the boxes and how you can go about purchasing one, please email with the message "Craft Box" or visit Lindsey’s original blog, Bashful Blogging.  Every craft box purchase in September will be entered into a draw and one lucky winner will win a $100 gift certificate to Scrap ‘n Stamp.

  2. During the month of September, shop at Scrap ‘n Stamp using the code LINDSEY10 at checkout.  You will get 10% off your purchase (sale items excluded) and Scrap ‘n’ Stamp will donate 10% of their proceeds to Lindsey’s Legacy Fund.

  3. Any donations over $15 made directly to Lindsey’s Legacy Fund will receive a digital tax receipt.

  4. Repost this hop on your social media and encourage others to share!

    In addition to sharing details about this beyond worthwhile cause, we are also sharing cards made to honour our very-much-missed, very-much-loved friend. Lindsey's love for family, for her cat, Duncan, for reading, for teaching and for crafting are well-known. 

    Perhaps slightly less well-known was her love for baking (she shared several wonderful recipes with me) and gardening. Burke described her connection with plants the best: "She was also a great gardener. What she could produce from tiny seeds was always amazing. Her seven-foot high tomato plants are testament to her very green thumbs. No bedraggled indoor plant was beyond saving and our home showed it."  My card pays homage to this talent of hers...and I even water-coloured, something she did often, with style and flair.

    Lindsey's family: I hope these veggies and cute critters bring a smile to your face and serve as a reminder of how deeply Lindsey's friendship meant - and continues to mean - to me and all of us who were blessed to know her.

    Lindsey’s Legacy Hop begins at Emily Leiphart’s blog.  If you get lost along the way, please return to Emily’s blog where she will have the entire hop list.

    How to hop:

    ๐Ÿ’™ Like each post along the way

    ๐Ÿ’™ Learn a little bit about Lindsey’s connection to that person

    ๐Ÿ’™ Share this post and help us save lives

    The next stop on the hop is Color Hues Challenge.

    .  Please be sure to leave a comment at each of the stops where you can learn more about Lindsey’s life, loves and her legacy.

    Thanks so much for hopping with us!


    1. What a wonderful way to share the love of Emily - a sweet card using these stamps and remembering Emily's love of gardening - beautiful job water coloring Carol! Julia xx

    2. My heart is literally cracking right now Carol, and I'm so sorry you lost her too soon. She would love this and this is a beautiful card and tribute and hop. Prayers for her family and close friends who are honoring her today (and I'm sure feeling everything fresh right now). There isn't any other way for such a wonderful person to go, but to leave a huge scar where they filled.

    3. Carol, Thanks for sharing your story with us. You certainly have a way with words and I enjoyed your card and post immensely! She is smiling down for sure!

    4. I loved reading about your friendship with Lindsey. Your card is extra special and cute.

    5. Carol what a lovely tribute to Lindsey. I know that you two had a special bond and I know that you miss her terribly. This card she would have loved. What sweet images and beautifully watercoloured! xoxo

    6. Wonderful gardening card. 7 foot tomato plants!!!-that would bury me by 2 feet. WOW, what a Gal!

    7. For those of us who didn't know Lindsey as well as you do, these stories are a window into what made her such a wonderful friend! Your card is darling, and speaks so well to her love of gardening.

    8. Carol, such a perfect project and post.

    9. My husband is the green thumb in my family so while I knew she loved her plants, I wasn't aware of her full passion. Thanks for sharing. Your card is perfect.

    10. Lindsey had a long list of talents and one of them was being able to remember the details of all her friends lives! I'm so glad that you were one of her dear friends with a green thumb. I can recall all the times she brought me bounty from her garden, either raw or in the form of baked goods, and it was always delicious! Your card is sweet and absolutely perfect. Lindsey would've adored it, as do I! ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’š

    11. Your post warms my heart, Carol. What a lovely tribute and an absolutely darling card!

    12. Your card is gorgeous, Carol, and I remember that Lindsey and I talked gardening too. I knew I wouldn't be able to do this hop without tears, but they're happy tears. I was grateful for Lindsey's friendship and I'm now so grateful to also be able to call you friend after she 'introduced' us. Sending you the biggest of hugs, Jo x

    13. Her gardening was something I didn't know much about - thank you so much for sharing your fun and fabulous card and Burke's lovely words. Big hugs to you.