Calling the carnivores

Eek, my last post disappeared so all of you non-vegetarians are missing out on a great opportunity!  Yup, mounds o’ meat.  My sister and brother-in-law on behalf of their Ride to Conquer Cancer team, the Blazing Saddles are selling having a raffle.  You have the chance to win $300 worth of quality meat from Hopcott Meats.  They specialize in healthy, local and quality meats.  Their meat does not have added hormones or antibiotics. Draw date is May 26th.  $10 per ticket (or 3 for $20) is all it takes to help raise funds for a great cause.

If you are interested, please let me know!

Thanks for your support!

Cancer is a word, not a sentence.

– John Diamond

Get some balls this Christmas!

Got your attention didn’t I?

Anywho, I’m posting after a huge break from writing to help promote something near and dear to my heart.  My eldest sister and her husband make gorgeous blown glass Christmas ornaments.  They sell for $20 each and ALL proceeds go to support The Ride to Conquer Cancer.

 

Like my mom, my sister is a cancer survivor and her husband did the ride in her honour for the past two years.  Even better, she rode it last year.  When she received the word that she was cancer free, she signed up.  The training was brutal for someone fresh out of chemo but she endured.  We are all so proud of her effort and thrilled that she made it across the finishing line under her own steam!  And speaking of steam, here’s a look at what her hot air (and a lot of other heat) can produce!

 

I’m posting this on my blog as it also links into Facebook.  For friends and co-workers, I have a supply of these at my desk that I can carefully wrap in tissue paper, put into a hand stamped (by my big sis) box and drop off or send out to you.  They are truly great gifts and each one is unique.

 

Here’s a look at the artists as they work.

 

Cancer is a word, not a sentence.

– John Diamond

I’m so challenged

As a Stampin’ Up demonstrator, I have the pleasure of having the best upline in the whole world – not sucking up – it’s true.  Okay, you sideline girls rock too.  My direct upline is one of my best friends and her upline is a star in the stamping world.  One day, we all hope to be a quarter as good as Carrie is!  She inspires us to create and every once in a while challenges us with a new project.  It’s a love/hate thing when she does this though.

Last meeting, she gave all of us a lovely rectangular, clear topped tin and challenged us to make it into something other than just a tin.  That’s where the love/hate thing comes in.  I can get creative with paper and ink but throw in a tin and I’m hooped.

My inspiration came from another demo in Carrie’s downline and her awe inducing 3D scrapbook page that she housed in a shadow box picture frame – yes, Carol, you!  After some thought, I decided to create a tribute to my mom that I can keep on my desk at the library.  Mom is a breast cancer survivor and a hero to all in my family.  Especially appropriate is the stamp set that Stampin’ Up came out with recently for their Strength and Hope campaign where $2 from each set goes towards breast cancer research.

Want to help kick breast cancer to the curb?  Don’t forget to cope a feel and check for lumps, ladies!  Or click on the link to my Stampin’ Up site and buy this beautiful set.  Take a look at this great site, one of my hubby’s faves (he’s made some purchases on it, too): http://www.savethetatas.com/

Cancer is a word, not a sentence.

John Diamond

Stampin’ Up relief effort for Haiti

(Not my handicraft, this is from splitcoaststampers.com to show folks what the stamps in the set look like)

 

From the SU! website:

“Haitian Disaster Relief

On January 12, 2010 a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, leaving in its wake devastation so overwhelming that the Haitian people and their leaders can only look for help from the outside to cope….From now until February 28, 2010, $2 from every I {Heart} Hearts stamp set you sell will be donated to the American Red Cross’ Haiti Relief and Development Fund. The Red Cross is already well-established in Haiti, and this money will be used to provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need.”

Product Name  Item #  Price 
I {Heart} Hearts – clear-mount  (block D recommended)  118571  $24.95 
I {Heart} Hearts – wood-mount  117010  $35.95 

 

Here’s your chance to make a difference.  Not only do you get a great stamp set just  in time to make your Valentine’s cards but buying it helps out the relief effort in Haiti.  You can purchase it from my online store  at: http://elainemay.stampinup.net