Monday, July 19, 2010

Anniversary Card & A Good Deed

I attended a 50th Anniversary party this past weekend. Dick Clark and his lovely wife Ruth renewed their vows in front of family and friends. You may be wondering how I know Dick Clark - Well - He lives next door to my Hubby's parents in NH. As you may have figured out it's not the Dick Clark that you may have been thinking but he is still quite a guy and famous in many circles! LOL!

I made this card for the event and thought it turned out pretty cute. So cute in fact, that I used the same design for another great cause. I made a set of 10 cards for the card fundraiser being hosted by Jade @ Jadedstudios on Youtube. She is hosting this to raise money for a fellow scrap buddy Claudia (66msclaudia on youtube)who has fallen on some hard times. Check out this video to learn more.

Claudia recently lost her hubby suddenly to pneumonia. She has 6 kids and no income. She is currently selling all of her craft supplies to raise money so be sure to check out her videos here.

After hearing her story I knew I wanted to do my part to help and then I saw Jade's video. I made all the cards that day and sent them right out. As I have said before, one of the greatest things about these online scrap communities whether on the scrap beach or on youtube is having a support system. These ladies are always there to answer questions, give suggestions, let us know of the newest product or deal, share techniques and most of all to help when needed. The friendship and kindness of all the ladies I have had the privilege to meet is just amazing. We are truly lucky to have these un-seen online friends.

Thanks for listening!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

How busy am I???

Well, I am so busy that I missed my own Blog Anniversary! I started this blog on June 9th, 2009. Can you even believe that I forgot? I was planning to have a giveaway and a challenge contest - the whole nine yards! Oops, my bad!

So, I am going to take my cue from the Mad Hatter and have an Unbirthday sort of thing. I have decided since I forgot - I have to make it special. So, I have decided to have a Unblogiversary Month Celebration! What will that be like???

I will be collecting a few goodies and making something special all to give away on the blog each week! There will be one challenge per week, a giveaway and...

wait for it...

The Grungeboard Series!!! That's right - I have been talking about doing this forever and I am finally going to do it! I have a very special grungeboard project to share and during that I will teach techniques, talk about differences and properties of grunge and just get messy! Details about the challenges and prizes will start August 1st along with the first grunge video.

I'm am still shaking my head at myself for forgetting this important date! Hopefully this will make up for it! Let me know things you would like to see during this month of fun???