This is part of her email to me:
I'm sure you heard that on June 5th/6th we had horrible tornadoes here nearby. We actually didn't get any damage from the storm at our house but it hit hard in my hometown and completely destroyed many homes, leaving many with absolutely nothing! So, I was asked to organize a fundraiser and of course, I was honored and jumped at the opportunity! I decided to have a huge garage and bake sale and asked for people to donate their unwanted items so we could sell them at the sale. We had over 100 families donate and made a little over $5500. It was amazing! Now, we have been contacting the families who were affected by the storms and asking them to compile a wish list of items that they need right now, as well as items they don't think their insurance is going to cover. It's so awesome to be able to help, even if in just a small way. (I'm thrilled to be able to "" and do something for someone else like you did for me!)
The reason I am telling you all of this is because I wanted to ask for your help! During my conversations with many of the families it was brought to my attention that one mother had a huge scrapbooking and stamping room dedicated and full of nothing but supplies...she was one of the families who lost everything. and stamping are close to my heart and I just couldn't walk away with that information and do nothing...so what I decided to do is contact everyone I know in the scrappin' and stampin' world and ask for help! I am asking for people to donate any scrappin' or stampin' items that they have just laying around not being used or stamp sets that have been used are retired or have made their way to the bottom of the collection...only to be forgotten about. Having said all that...would you be interested in helping me collect items to give to this mom? Her name is Jackie and she has three young children. Two girls, 4th and 6th grade and one boy age 4. My goal is to deliver five huge boxes full of cardstock, stamps, adhesives, ribbons, brads, flowers, etc...to her and hopefully help put a smile on her face for the first time in a month. Not only did she and her family lose everything they own but across the street her in-laws lost their home and everything they own too...in fact, her in-laws are still in the hospital.
I would also love to have help spreading the word! Any help you can spare would be greatly appreciated!
She included photos of the area in her email.
So what do you say? Do you have supplies just laying around? I know I do. I would love it if you could help out with this Scrapbook drive. You can either email me ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) or Priscilla
( email@example.com ) for the address on where you can send your supplies.
If you live by me I would be happy to take the things to Toledo for you. Just email me. Thanks!
One more thing..... I recently started another blog that has simple, quick recipes. I did this for all the busy moms out there who need ideas for surviving football or any other season. Thought I would share that link for you. www.vvplanb.blogspot.com PLAN B. Thanks to those of you who have submitted recipes. They will eventually be showing up. I just thought you may want to pop over for a quick look. I will be adding recipes each day or so.
Now on to the cards:
This card is for several challenges. The Color Throwdown is having a big celebration for their 100th Color Combo. The colors: Baja Breeze, Celery, Regal Rose and Red. This card looks way better IRL. I also used the Stamptacular Sunday Sketch this week.
This is another card I made for our neighbor boy. He has been feeding our turtles while we are away. This is no small task. They eat a LOT for 2 babies. He has to come over twice a day to keep them full. I love this digi image from The DigiStamp Boutique. I used one of Practicing Creativity's sketches this week. I'm also entering this into the Hip To Be Square Crazy Challenge. At Stamp Something they have a recipe challenge: 1 image, 1 DP and 1 ribbon. I definitely thing this qualifies for the Let's Do Fun and Cute Challenge over at Moxie Fab. Don't you just want to pinch those cheeks on the turtle? Ours are not this cute. The inside of the card says, " You Turtley ROCK!" I'm also entering this into today's TCP 118 challenge to use twine.
Gotta go. Sorry for no details. Time is not on my side. I should be back to regular posting after next week. I think I will have one more card before I leave.
We are finishing up those darn 4 H projects tonight and tomorrow is "SHOW TIME." Wish us luck!