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Spirit Jump Angel

I’ve just finished a Spirit Jump for a very brave lady who’s fighting a long battle against Ovarian Cancer.  I’m told Jesica collects angels, so I’ve painted this tile for her:

Angel Tile
Angel Tile

Hope it helps to lift her spirits!

UPDATE:
I’m also sending this clock to a little girl called Grace, who’s thankfully in remission but is still undergoing nasty cancer treatments.

Fairy Castle Clock
Fairy Castle Clock
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Today’s spirit jumps

These are today’s spirit jumps

The first is for a little girl called Hannah who suffers from Gaucher’s Disease Type 2 and 3.  If, like me, you haven’t come across this before, please visit Hannah’s website to learn about this disease and  to read her story.

I made this bib for Hannah:

Bib for Hannah
Bib for Hannah

My second spirit jump today is for a woman called Lindsey who is fighting Hodgkin’s lymphoma.  I sent Lindsey some fruity soaps that I made earlier today which will hopefully lift her spirits:

Fruit Soaps
Fruit Soaps

My final spirit jump of the day is for Celina, who’s fighting Aggressive Cervical Cancer.  Celina loves unicorns so I decided to try painting one!  Below is the end result, made into a print and placed inside a card:

Unicorn painting card
Unicorn painting card
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What is spirit jump?

If you haven’t heard of Spirit Jump, it’s a FANTASTIC charitable organisation created by two wonderful ladies in the US.

From their website:

Spirit Jump is a program that directly connects the gift giver with a person battling cancer.

If you have a shop, artistic abilities or even an extra card in your drawer and you want to give it to a person in need, send us an email that you want to be a Spirit Jumper at spiritjumper@spiritjump.com We will then connect you directly with a person in need, or we can give you a list of names, a brief description of what their particular cancer battle is and you can choose. When the match is made, We’ll give you that persons mailing address and then it’s up to you to send the gift. It’s a simple.

If you decide to be a Spirit Jumper you will be overwhelmed with the joy and warmth you feel when giving a gift. Additionally, every Spirit Jumper is welcome to write a post on our website and tell our many readers about your shop, blog or website. You may include links, photos and any information you want to be featured on the site. We encourage you to also include why you decided to donate, who you donated to and maybe even a photo of what you donated. This will be wonderful exposure for your shop, blog, website and you will be lifting someone’s spirit, WIN, WIN!

Want to be a Spirit Jumper just email: spiritjumper@spiritjump.com
Need a spirit jump or know someone who does just email: needaspiritjump@spiritjump.com

I first heard about Spirit Jump through a post on CraftsForum and I didn’t hesitate to join. These gifts and gestures – no matter how small – really DO make a difference and I’m truly honoured to be a part of the project.

I’ve blogged about some of my own spirit jumps here and I offer a 10% discount to fellow spirit jumpers.

Spirit Jump

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Spirit jumping

I’m just about to send off another spirit jump. This jump is for a little girl named Sammie who is battling bone cancer and is now out of treatment options 🙁

I made her a dewberry fragranced soap with a little dolphin bath toy swimming in it! The ‘bath toy soaps’ always go down a treat with kids at craft fairs, so hopefully this will help to raise Sammie’s spirits.

Sammie's bath toy soap
Sammie's bath toy soap

I also painted a picture, which I created a print of and put into a card for Sammie’s mum:

Sunset painting for Sammie's mum's card
Sunset painting for Sammie's mum's card

I hope these will help to jump Sammie and Sammie’s mum’s spirits!

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Three spirit jumps

I did another three spirit jumps again today:

This jigsaw was went to a lady who is fighting cancer.  She loves horses, so I asked my sister-in-law (an artist who ALSO loves horses) if she had any drawings or paintings of horses that she could send me.  She sent this one across to me by email and I printed it onto a jigsaw!

The next gift was for another cancer fighter.  I put together a pendant with a selection of gemstones, so she could change which one she was wearing to reflect her mood.

And, finally, the third gift was for a 14 year old cancer fighter – I thought these bright cheery soaps might lift her spirits!

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My first spirit jump!

I recently joined Spirit Jump as a gift giver and sent off my first jump last week!

The recipient had recently lost her sister to Leukemia so I sent her a little hand-decorated tin full of my handmade ginger fragranced soaps, which are all shaped like stars, hearts and flowers.  Hopefully it’ll help to lift her spirits.

It’s the tin at the bottom-left of this picture that I sent:

Soap gift tin
Soap gift tin