Thursday, May 21, 2009

Wedding Invitations and Stamp Out Alzhemers!

Here's a couple of pictures of what I've been working on and why I haven't been stamping. My Nichole is getting married and has finally come up with a wedding invitation she loves so I've been great friends with my Making Memories cutter and my Scor-Pal! On the right hand side of the inside will be where she puts her information about when and where the wedding is going to be and the left side is where the RSVP card and envelope will go. I think they're very beautiful and elegant and clean looking but I'm having the hardest time with figuring out the best way to put the slit in the side for the ribbon to go all the way around. Any help or suggestions would be so greatly appreciated. And in the corner of the front cover, you can get a glimpse of my card for Scrappy Frog's Challenge Blog for tomorrow! It's going to be great fun!

Now to a more serious matter. One thing I wanted to do this year was give back in my time and resources to things that are important to me One thing is Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society. We had our event last weekend and I'm glad to say that everyone walking was served hotdogs, salad, pizza and pancakes and no one went hungry! That was such a great feeling to be part of the committee to plan that important event for our local area. That brings me to my next venture and topic. Alzheimer's. It's such a sad, horrible disease and it robs so many people of the essence and spirit of their loved ones. It truly breaks my heart for those who have family members who are going through this journey. So please note the link on my side bar about a really wonderful event taking place to help Stamp out this horrible disease.

Starting next week, a fabulous event be happening (May 25th thru the 31st) for Alzheimer's. It's called Stampin' Out Alzheimer's and will be a huge challenge and contest site all next week to raise money for research & funding for Alzheimer's. How better to put our skills in this craft to use than by participating in this challenge. I remember growing up in West Virginia and spending time with my precious grandmother, Mommy Walsh, and seeing her take care of her mother who had Alzheimer's. Granny would just up and roam off and not know where she was or any of us. I made a game of going to find her but little did I know of the heartbreak my grandmother went through or the energy she spent and the love it took while she was taking care of Granny when Granny didn't recognize her any more. Back then they would say she was just old or her mind was just gone. Now this behavior has a name and I'd love to see this name fade because a cure was found for Alzheimer's. The cost to enter, play & win is $5 a person (good for the entire week) and we'd love to have you join us. Susana's store is hosting a sketch challenge & the prizes include an entire set of Victoria Case for SCACD stamps (9 stamps), a pack of Dovecraft paper & some fun embellishments. You can check out the site & join up by clicking on the link/widget on my sidebar!! And tell your friends too!!

1 comment:

Denise said...

Susan, I use my stampin up punch (I will see what it is called, the name escapes me) and punch along the fold of my cards. You can slip the ribbon on the card and wrap it around the front