Friday, June 20, 2008

A couple of June cards...

These are somewhat random cards I had to make this month. I just have not had time to post them. The first was made for the Club Scrap Birthday cards swap. We made a card for everyone in the group whose birthday it is each month. There are about 100 members, I think. So, I make a little batch of cards each month and mail them to the gals. When I have a bunch of cards to make I usually make them assembly style. I don't really get bored if it is less than 10 cards. I actually have harder time doing variations on a theme because after I make the first card, then all the variations look wrong to me. Anyway - here it is...

The paper is an odd combibation of POPs from Club Scrap -I think Renaissance yellow, some black and a red I cannot place. The ribbon was from Beverly's, stamp is Stampin Up. The embossing was done with a Cuttlebug folder - one of the more addictive things I have found lately!

The second card (left) I made for my Dad this year. All the supplies came in a kit from QVC (did you get this one too?). It actually had a cool saying for Father's Day in it which just seemed to fit the last year. So, I went for it. The little flower stamps and punches are Stampin Up from this year's punch box. I just love making those flowers.

I hope Dad liked it.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Help me fight MS!

I know this is not scrap related. But it is about something close to my heart.

For the second time, I will walk in 50 mile Challenge Walk MS. Of course, my inspiration for this walk is my friend Kelly, who was diagnosed with MS shortly before I met her about seven years ago. I have seen the uncertainty the disease has created in her life - not knowing whether she will wake up able to walk, see and touch. It was not long ago that she told me she kept dropping the pen as she was writing because she could not really feel it in her hands. I could not even imagine. She has walked this 50 mile route for 7 years and I was honored when she asked me to walk it with her again.

In the next few months, I will be preparing myself both physically and mentally to walk 50 miles. I can do the training and walk the miles each week, but I need your help to reach my fundraising goal. I have made a personal commitment to raise $3,000 to help fight this disease! I cannot do this part without your help!

My fundraising efforts will make a difference. Please consider making tax-deductible donation. I’m very grateful for whatever you can give. Please visit my donation site at

June 11 is a special fundraising blitz for the challenge. As a special bonus with my team, if you donate on my website on June 11th, for every $25 you donate, you will get one chance to win a set of 4 1-day Disneyland Park Hopper passes. So, for example, a $100 donation earns four chances. Note that the tickets expire on September 15, 2008, so you need to plan to go this summer if you win. Of course, the more you donate, the more chances you have to win.

Thank you so much for your support! Believe me, every little bit helps!