Thursday, April 14, 2011

Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser!

Welcome to the Paper Pretties Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser blog hop!  If you arrived here from Delia's blog, you are on the right path.  If not, be sure to start at the Paper Pretties blog to make sure you don't miss any of the fabulous projects.  

Here is the blog hop list just in case you get lost along the way:

I am so glad you joined us today.  Unfortunately due to some unexpected chaos in our life, I don't have a card to share today.  BUT...I still have some fun things to share, so keep reading...pretty please!  PLEASE read my entire post, even though it is long!  It is definitely worth reading to the bottom.

All of the cards in today's blog hop are made using the ADORABLE new digital image set EASTER BABIES from Paper Pretties.  All of the proceeds from the sale of this set (minus Paypal fees) will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation!  The entire digital set is only $7!  We've only sold 8 sets so far and I'd love to see that  number increase.   This set is full of super adorable digital images!  The possibilites are endless! 

As an added bonus today, buy the EASTER BABIES digital set and receive any single digital image from the Paper Pretties store for free.  Please add your choice of single digi to your cart and use promotional code: FREEDIGI when checking out.

If you have been a follower of my blog for a while you probably remember that I have done a Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser blog candy the past few years. is time to do it again!!!!!
My good friend Chava (who I've known for over 30 years) has a 3 1/2 year 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 blog candy challenge comes in... Chava is participating in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Great Strides walks in Des Moines, IA on May 21st. 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.  Along with selling the EASTER BABIES set to raise money, I'd like to help out a little more. I am offering a chance at some REALLY AWESOME blog candy to anyone who donates.   You can donate $1 or more. (FOR THOSE LIVING IN THE UNITED STATES - YOUR DONATION IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE). All you need to do for a chance at the blog candy is go to Chava's CF donation site HERE and 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). If you would prefer to send a check instead of donating online 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. After you donate (either online or by mail), leave a comment on this post. 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 until Thursday May 20th at midnight CST, in hopes of helping her raise as much money as possible...I will pick a blog candy winner on Saturday May 21st (the day of the CF Great Strides Walk). 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 fun stuff...

I have put together a FABULOUS blog candy package worth OVER $200.  I'm typing this post way past my bedtime so I'm not going to list everything right now but I promise it is FABULOUS.  I will take a picture and update this post with a list of the blog candy items on Friday after I get home from work.

To be entered in the blog candy giveaway all you need to do is go to Chava's Cystic Fibrosis donation site and donate...then come back here and leave me a comment and let me know that you donated.

As an extra bonus this year, I am going to do a 2nd drawing for those of you who post about our Paper Pretties EASTER BABIES set and about my blog candy for a great cause giveaway on your blog or FB page.  One lucky random person who helps us spread the news will win a Paper Pretties stamp set of your choice!

Be sure to check back to see the updated blog candy posting!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Paper Pretties April Release Blog Hop

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Welcome to the Paper Pretties April release blog hop!  If you arrived via Pam's blog, you are on the right path...if not, be sure to head back to the Paper Pretties blog and start at the beginning.  You won't want to miss a single project (my DT is AMAZING!).   All 4 fabulous new sets are now available in the Paper Pretties store!  Along with being release day, it is also time for a Paper Pretties Wednesday challenge!  The challenge this week is to use 2 or more different pieces of designer/patterned paper on your card! We'd love you to play along with us!  If you do be sure to leave a link to your project on the Paper Pretties blog.

I used the new set FUN QUOTES for my card.  I had so much fun playing around with my new distressing tool.  I absolutely love this quote.  The quotes in this set work perfect as a focal image on a card!

This is the last stop in the hop!  Thanks for joining us today!  I hope you all have a wonderful day!