Friday, November 8, 2019

11.8

Hey friends

I feel the need to address my new Feel Better Sampler stamp set.

I am a sweet and kind person and would never do or say anything to disrespect, offend or hurt anyone. My heart is always in the right place.

I chose to imply a harsh word on my stamp set because as most everyone knows...cancer is one of the worst diseases. Those of us who has been affected can feel anger, sadness and so many emotions. Sometimes it helps to yell about it. My Mom passed away nearly 30 years ago from breast cancer and it never gets easier.

I realize that not everyone swears or condones cuss words. We are all different and that is a beautiful thing. I never judge anyone for anything.

If I have offended you, I am sincerely sorry. <3 Kim




When you first meet people it is common to forget their names – a phenomenon called the ‘next-in-line’ effect. This is because people are too worried about themselves, and what they’ll say next, to focus on remembering the names of people they’re introduced to.

xx Kim

29 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry that you are in a position to have to address this. I have been there too, with my mom and sister. Both are the first in our family to get breast cancer. Until you've been there, rushed to your sisters house when she begs you to come and you can only sit by her side as she fights the waves of nausea and crying. Until you've been there, you have no right to judge. My husband and I are involved in church ministry . Will I use that word on a card? Probably not, lol. But there are others who will. And there are many men and women fighting the fight who would welcome a card that is "in your face" to cancer. So to speak. Bless you Kim, and chin up! Terri Burson

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    1. Thank you Terri. Your words really mean more than you may know. <3

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  2. I have used the expression a couple of times for cancer patients. One friend framed it! If something offends people, they should just look the other way. We can't live our own lives to please everyone! It was nice of you Kim to offer the apology.

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  3. I totally agree with everything Terri has said but would like to add one thing. Although it is not the 'nicest word', in my opinion, the context of this sentiment completely sums up and describes what I and a lot of other people think about this horrid disease. The sentiment isn't for everyone but I am glad it is in the set so that I have the option to use it or not.

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    1. Thank you Marilyn <3 It's definitely not the nicest word but some people may want to use it to describe how they are feeling or to offer support.

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  4. I couldn't agree more with these ladies...you should NOT have to justify yourself in this. I am off to order the set and USE it - frequently. My family is full of cancer and we live it daily. HUGS!!!!!

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  5. OMG! People need to calm down! THAT F*CK is definitely a NECESSARY word when i comes to cancer! LOVE you, LOVE ALL YOUR PRODUCTS and I LOVE THE SASS of this set! GO GIRL!

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  6. Having lived through cancer myself, and especially after having lost my son to brain cancer, I feel the sentiment perfectly sums up how I feel about cancer and I appreciate how honest the sentiment is. No sugar coating what a dreadful disease it truly is. And, it’s no different than bleeping words on tv, including the news; instead, it has a cute flower in it. :) So, I see no need to justify your right to create a sentiment that fills a void.

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    1. My goodness...so many hugs for you <3 Thank you for your comment.
      I have the BRCA breast cancer gene and went through a mastectomy and hysterectomy and that was not fun. I have a daughter and two grandpbaby girls and I fear that they could have that dreadful gene as well. It's an awful scary ugly disease.

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  7. Oh Kim, hugs to you and more power to you! One of the things I wish God could eliminate from this earth is this disease. It's scary for everyone, the patient, the family..everyone. I recently saw this drive by Melissa from Inked Regards for cards for Becky. This community is amazing. The kindness and love is unmatched.

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    1. agreed - the paper crafting community is amazing!

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  9. I'm very sorry if you had any unpleasant situation because of the sentiment, Kim. Sadly, majority of people now days have an urge to say what's OK and what not, what you should do or not, they put moral boundaries and expect others to do "what's right", they get mad if it's not how they want it and request others to act how they expect.... People forget why are on this planet and have enormous urge to interfere with others lives. So wrong. :( We should enjoy life and do what ever we want to do, write what we want, speak, eat, listen what we want... It's a perfect sentiment for a nightmare of a disease! It's perfect sentiment for any disease actually. Great job, Kim!! xx

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    1. Thank you Milka...very well said...couldn't agree more <3

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  10. No sweat, Kim! If people like it, they can buy it and use it. For those who object, they can scroll on by. It's all about choices! Personally, I think it's a great set!

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  11. Bless You Kim, you are the SWEETEST!! I LOVE the NEW Set (and Sentiment) and will definitely be using it!! Cancer SUCKS in SO MANY ways and I APPRECIATE a set like this and commend you for creating it!! HUGE HUGS!! <3

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  12. Super cute! I think some people are looking for something to be offended by. If it's a offensive, don't buy it. I love Jesus and try to live my life accordingly, but I do swear like a sailor too, lol.

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  13. Kim, you are lovely for offering an apology that you didn't need to offer and a big YAAASSSSS! to all the ladies who have left sweet, funny and badass comments on this post. My grandmother had breast cancer. My mother had breast cancer twice and ovarian cancer. (We don't have the gene but I'm being vigilant). Like lots of other people, I've watched too many friends and loved ones fight (and sadly sometimes die from) this hellish disease. This sentiment set is brilliant and has something for everyone (like so many PS sets). Thank you for so many amazing designs and products and for being one of the biggest sweethearts in this little community of ours. Big huge hugs to you, Kim!

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  14. Kim, I am only seeing this now as I was away on back to back trips. Obviously those who object to the sentiment have never gone through or had a family member or loved one go through cancer. As the parent of a daughter who had cancer, and the daughter of a parent who survived breast cancer, I applaud you for creating a stamp that I've said many times only to myself. It's a powerful sentiment and can only be used by those who understand how dreadful the disease really is. You didn't have to apologize for something you strongly believe in and I hope you know that the majority of stampers are behind you. Personally, I think you should have used a bigger font ;) Hugs to you!

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