Thursday, March 19, 2009

What's the Card-a Thon all about...and how can you donate..or maybe be part of the event itself?

The Card-a Thon plans are in full swing...and people are starting to ask about I thought I'd post about it let you all know what's happening..what it's all about..and how you can donate if you wish...

I have been quietly working on this Card-a-Thon for a few months now....and it's moving forward...taking shape..and looking more and more like what I dream it to be...

Here's what it's all about:

The Card-a-Thon will be a one day event (Fall '09..Spring '10..and hopefully...every Spring and Fall thereafter)The Fall date is October 10th, 2009

This will be a card making event...set-up like an all day crop/wokshop...opened to any and all who would like to participate..
no fee to join in...

Volunteers/participants will work in teams of 6 card makers (volunteer participants of all ages) set up and working assembly line style on a particular card...each team member will have a task to do towards completion of that card...each team will make a particular card for one hour..after each hour..the card will change..

Volunteers can be a part of this event for the entire day...part of the day...come alone..or bring their own team...

In other words..we will be cranking the cards out that day!

The fall cards will be sent to US soldiers...(domestic and abroad)
The Spring 2010 cards will be given to a local hospital

SO many donations are needed...anything and everything for card making...

There is a BIG need for a wide asst of card making supplies...
things like:

all things SELF ADHESIVE..for easy embellishing
brads..(not eyelets..have gazoodles of them already)
flat buttons
mat sized card stock
mat sized prints
OR..full size cs and prints (i will cut them down)
primas or other flowers
glue dots
prescored A2 cards and envies
stamp sets
ink pads..full size or spots
scrubbing pads
all sorts of embellishments suitable for cards
adhesive runners
ATG refills
cuttle bugged card fronts

There is a HUGE need for:

**Self adhesive embellishments, gems etc
**images that already colored....painted etc...and punched out or nestied.... and matted ....and ready to roll...
**images that are all coloring needed..punched out/nestied and matted and ready to roll

Anything that you may have and would like to pass on....would be appreciated.
and can be mailed directly to me...
so when you clean out and reorganize your craft space...please consider donating the things that you have not...and will not use...

Supplies that are not completely used at the Fall event will be stored and held for use at the Spring event..and so on.......for all future events.

If you would like to make a donation, please email me at

If you are a local and would like to be part of the Card-a-Thon, please email me as well.

With your help ...whether it be participation in the event..or a donation that you send in....these Card-a -Thons have the potential to be a tremendous success!


  1. well now I am thinking about more of which I can send off to you!

  2. What a great projet! I wish you much success!! Thanks for caring for our troops!! :)

  3. What a great idea! I'll have to look through my stash--I'm sure I have lots I can donate.

  4. What a wonderful Idea!! I just sent you an email to help!!

  5. Hi
    I am also on Long Island what town do you live in?
    I have some sets you are welcome to.