Monday, January 24, 2011

Drum Roll please.....a Fast Card-a-Thon Update!

Hi Everyone..

The Card-a-Thon was yesterday..and it was a HUGE success.

Are you sitting???

Our grand total for the day was....3185 cards!!!! read it right... in one day we created 3185 cards for our Military Heroes

Last year we created 1754 cards in one day at the Card-a-Thon and this year we had hoped to create 2000 3185 is a thrill!

The Card-a-Thon could never have been the tremendous success that it was....without all of my SU and SCS friends who have been shipping supplies and materials to me...and Pastor Janet Porcher of the Oceanside First United Methodist Church  for generously donating the churches spacious hall to us for the day (as she did last year)...
Thank You to...Marcie from ucutathome(.com) .... Diana from Scor-Pal .... Stampington and Company ....and my wonderful local friends who donated all of the materials and supplies...along with a group of wonderful dedicated and hard working volunteers who attended and created all of the fantastic cards!

My Thank You cannot be complete without adding an extra thank you to all of my monthly workshop ladies who have worked with me behind the scenes during the past months prepping materials....cutting ...scoring.....embossing....sorting have all been so generous of yourselves..and your time...and are very much the backbone of this event!

You are all appreciated beyond what words can convey!

Thank you Thank you Thank you!

PS...Today I am in the "recovery mode"...but will be back in a few days to post some photos of the day

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Yes....I'm Still Here.....

Yes....I'm here.....Thinking that it can't be possible that it's already the middle of January...(and even more my "baby"...aka my sweet daughter turns 17!

After being absent from my blog for so long..I had hoped to be regular posting and sharing..and maybe even some blog candy here and there.....once the New Year began...not a genuine resolution....but just a "hope"...and a nice thought...
However.....seeing that it's already mid January..I think Ill take a rain check on that plan..and hope for better once the Card-a-Thon is over...

Yep!..the Card-a-Thon is THIS SUNDAY..January 23rd!
We are  ready to ready..
card bases ready.
images stamped..colored..matted...
volunteers signed on....
....and a goal of making 2000 cards by the end of the day being held onto tightly..
wish us luck!

(I'll share photos after the event and let you know if we reached our lofty (aka CRAZZZZY) goal of creating 2000 cards!)

In the meantime..our Long Island weather is not so nice today...rain..sleet..snow..and lots of slippery ice all over the while I'm and warm.....and thought I'd take a moment to do a fast blog post...

I have 2 back to back workshops on Saturday..and wanted to share the cards that we will be doing at the evening card making Workshop...

I am a CAS (Clean and s Simple) kind of card making cards like this always appeal to me

Our color palette that night focuses on Poppy parade..a really nice red ...and it worked well with Baja Breeze and Sahara Sand...don't you think so?

Thanks for stopping by..and I hope that you are cozied up at home too, on this wintery day!