Thursday, May 26, 2011

Blog Candy Winner...

Our vacation has really thrown off my schedule.  I just realized that I hadn't picked a winner for my Cystic Fibrosis Fundraising blog candy. 

First off...before I post the winner, I want to thank every single one of you who donated!  It means so much to me!

With that said....the random grand prize winner of my blog candy is....

Congrats Jackie!

The random winner of a Paper Pretties stamp set is.....

Congrats Debbie!

Everyone else who donated...I have some happy mail to send you too!

I need everyone who donated to email me your mailing address to hlrcrafts at hotmail dot com.

Thank you everyone for you kindness and generosity!  I will be doing this again next spring with hopefully even bigger and better blog candy!

I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge!

Happy Wednesday!  It is time for another fabulous Paper Pretties challenge.  The challenge this week is to make a birthday card. We'd love for you to play along.  If you do, be sure to post a link to your card on the Paper Pretties blog!

For my card this week, I went back to my all-time favorite CAS card layout.  I have used this layout SO many times.  I used the set HAPPY DAYS.
 Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you are all having a fantastic week!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser Blog Candy!

This post will remain at the top of my blog until May 19th.  Please scroll down to see current posts.

EDITED:  I am extending the deadline for donating until Tuesday May 24th.  I will post the winner of the candy on Wednesday May 25th.

I FINALLY got a few moments to take some pictures of my Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser blog candy!

I'm reposting the CF Fundraiser blog candy details today.  If you donate, you can leave a comment on either this post or the original post.

Here are the details again:

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.

My blog candy for a cause gets better every year (IMO).  Here is what you have a chance to win this year:

Prize package is worth over $200!!!

* a $50 gift certificate to the Paper Pretties store  ($50 retail value)
* your choice of 10 digital images from the Paper Pretties store ($30 retail value)
* Dino Essentials Set, Bronto, Rex, Trike, Iggy and Terry stamps from Dustin's Dino's line of stamps at Paper Makeup Stamps (all mounted on EZ mount) ($32 retail value)
* Freckled Lemonade set from Paper Makeup Stamps (mounted on EZ mount) ($10 retail value)
* Solo snail, Cottage and 4 sentiment quotes (all unmounted rubber) ($10 retail value)
* 4 designs by Leere, clear stamps from Stampavie (Shopping Girl, Going Places, Bathing Beauty and Mother and Daughter) ($30 retail value)
*  Victoria Case Hearts and Hugs Summer Collection (sheet of unmounted rubber) ($34 retail value)
*  Chin Up Snowman from Firecracker Designs by Pamela (sheet of unmounted rubber) ($9 retail value)
*  {Tu-tu-rific} clear stamp set from Little Paper Shop (retail value $8)
*  Heidi Swapp edge distressor ($3 retail value)
*  3 misc The Angel Company stamps ($5 retail value)