Friday, April 17, 2009

The Blog Candy Is Getting Sweeter! I'm SO Excited!


4/13/09 ETA: YIPPEE!!! Katie Cotton from Paper Makeup Stamps has generously added to this awesome blog candy prize. Katie has donated some AWESOME goodies from Paper Makeup Stamps: Starstruck set, an Argus with Teddy and a Jaina Fairy. I love Paper Makeup Stamps and I'm sure the lucky winner of this blog candy will too! Thank you SO much Katie for your generosity.
BTW, the blog candy is now worth over $160!!!!!

4/3/09 ETA: SWEET!!!!! Jeanette from 2 Red Bananas contacted me and would like to add to my blog candy for a great cause giveaway. Jeanette is donating from the 2 Red Bananas store: My Mind's Eye "Bloom" paper pack which includes 9 double sided papers as well as the die cut sheet that coordinates as well as 2 yards of coordinating May Arts ribbons. Thank you SO much Jeanette for your generous donation!!!!!

I'm reposting my Blog Candy for a Great Cause in hopes of a few more participants and because the candy just got sweeter (the entire package is now worth $140)!!!!! I was contacted by one of my fellow Shimmerz and Madelynn''s Twinkling Tuesdays design team members Jami Bova. Jami is a super talented stamper as well as a fabulous stamp designer. Check out her blog HERE. Jami has generously donated 4 stamp sets that she designed to add to my Cystic Fibrosis Blog Candy for a Great Cause. You can find Jami's stamp sets at 2 Red Bananas. The stamp sets that will be added to the blog candy package are :
- Value of Joy
- Gunther's Greetings
- Wrapped in His Love
- Caring Critters
These are some SERIOUSLY CUTE stamp sets. Wish I could throw my name in the blog candy pot, lol! Here are the stamp sets:
Here is a recap of the original blog candy post:

This month my blog candy is going to be a little different...This month I have a challenge for all of you. My good friend Chava (who I've known for 30 years - yikes, does that make me feel old!) has a 18 month old son Alex. Shortly after Alex was born he was diagnosed with having Cystic Fibrosis. For those of you unfamiliar with CF here is a brief description:

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide). A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that:

  • clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections; and
  • obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food.
Here is where my challenge comes in... Chava is participating in one of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Great Strides walks in Des Moines, IA on 5/16/09. Her fundraising goal is $500. Nearly 90 cents of every dollar raised is available for investment in vital CF programs to support research, care and education. Research and care supported by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is making a huge difference in extending the quality of life for those with CF. To learn more about CF and the CF Foundation you can visit there site HERE.
I'd love to help Chava reach her fundraising goal. I have already donated to her walk but would like to try and help out a little more. I am offering a chance at some fun blog candy to anyone who donates. There is no minimum donation. You can donate $1 or more. All you need to do for a chance at the blog candy is go to Chava's CF donation site HERE to place a secure donation (don't worry if your name doesn't show up on her donation list instantly, I've noticed that in some cases it takes several hours). After you donate, leave a comment on this post. If you prefer to donate by check instead of credit card you can mail a check made out to "Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF)" to Chava. Her address is: Chava Pocernich 514 NW Cindy Ln Ankeny, IA 50023. You DO NOT need to tell me how much you donated. I just appreciate any help you can give! I'm keeping this blog candy open a little longer than normal in hopes of helping her raise as much money as possible...I will pick a blog candy winner on Friday April 17th. Please help spread the word!! I'd love for any of you to mention my post on your blogs, the more exposure the better.

Now for the blog candy...This blog candy package is valued at over $80. The package includes:
Gina K Heartfelt Hits 1 stamp set,
Clear Artistic Stamps "I'm Just Saying" stamp set,
Autumn Leaves "Winter Holidays" stamp set,
Autumn Leaves "Mini Leaves" stamp set,
ki Memories "Greetings" stamp set,
ki Memories "Patterns" stamp set,
Firecracker Designs by Pamela Season's Greetings stamp set mounted on cling foam,
DRS Designs "Santa with Reindeer" stamp mounted on cling,
Studio G "February" stamp set,
Studio G "March" stamp set ,
Art Gone Wild "Tie Frame" rocker stamp,
Amuse Elzybells "Shopaholic" stamp
Cuttlebug "Argyle" embossing folder.
+ the Jami's 4 gorgeous stamp sets!!!

If you donate (any amount), your name will be put into the drawing for the entire blog candy package. When you donate please come back and leave a comment on my original blog candy post HERE (you can also post it on this post, I will check both before doing the drawing). If you have any problems with the link to Chava's site please let me know. It has worked for me but Jami had a problem with it. You can also go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's site and click on their Great Strides Walk info link. You can do a search for walker: Chava Pocernich and that should take you to her page also. You do not have to tell me how much you donated. Just let me know that you did.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you all have a fabulous day


Nancy said...

Way to go, Jami!! That's awesome, Heather! I hope that you have gotten a response, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that your friend exceeds her goal!!

marywebb said...

Those stamp sets are so cute, a great addition to your already wonderful blog candy. I hope more people pop on over and donate for Alex!

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

You are so awesome to do this for your friend. Jami's designs are fab-u-loso, what a great addition to your prize pack! I hope you get lots of entries!!

terriavidreader (USA - IN) said...

This is a great cause and worthy. I will mail a donation to the address you listed. And thanks for offering the blog candy to help garner interest.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

Anyone would be very proud to have you as a friend! This is wonderful. I have sent her a check and will post a link to your blog on my blog.

May GOD bless you!


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Heather!! You are such a special person and friend. What a great cause. I too will send a donation. I am editing my post and adding this link right now.

Have a great day and may God Bless You!!

Linda Elbourne said...

A fabulous cause Heather - Good Luck X

Maria Matter said...

Hi Heather,
Your candy is definitely getting sweeter!
I'm such a nutter butter....I wasn't even thinking...I need to give you and your blog a shout out for this fantastic cause, I will write up a post over the weekend. Sorry I didn't think to do it earlier!
Have a fabulous weekend, my friend!
Blessings, Maria

Crafty Treasures said...

Hi Heather....don't know how I stumbled to your blog, but glad I did!! I have proudly donated on my credit card and am so elated that you are a great friend supporting the cause!! Just wish I could give more...but I know every little bit helps! This is just such a great idea, pat yourself on the back!! :)

Lori said...

Heather you are a wonderful friend to help like you do. I am sending a check today. The family will be in my prayers.
Lournetta Smanski
quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

Dawn said...

I am off to donate now! I hope she reaches her goal. Heather... you make me proud to call you a friend. What a kind thing to do! I hope she will make her goal and that little boy is in my prayers as is her whole family!

Darla said...

I think this is awesome that you're helping to raise funds as well. I really hope she meets and surpasses her goal!!

Priscilla Heaton aka priscillastyles said...

Just made my donation. I will also put a link and post it to my blog at

Thank you for all your efforts in trying to make a difference :) You and the other ladies involved have such big hearts!!

Wish me luck on the blog candy..Yummy :)

Tangle said...

this is such a great cause, I'm so glad I could contribute

Kisa Peters said...

Hey Heather! You are so sweet to do this! I finally got my brains together and donated! Thanks for putting this out there and spreading the word!

----- Jennifer ----- said...

i like your blog

momof5sons said...

Hi Heather, first time visitor but faved now...I am a respiratory therapist who has cared for CF patients in the past. It's wonderful that the diagnosis was made early so that all the right interventions could be made. Bless you for bringing this cause to the attention of more people.

Katie Cotton said...

this is fantastic! I have a dear friend with cystic fibrosis, so I know it all too well! I do hope your friend reaches her goal! Please email me ( I will like to add to your blog candy. :)

Kim Ross said...

You are such an amazing friend to do this for her. She is lucky to have you.

I made a donation last night. I hope that she exceeds her goals. Good luck!!

Kim R

marywebb said...

Yipee!! I just checked Chava's goal page and she's at $572.00 Good job helping her out Heather!! YOU ROCK!!!

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