**This post will remain at the top until Friday August 20 - please scroll down for more current posts**
Last week I had a blast of a time entering the Helping Hudson challenges, and hope to set aside some time later this afternoon to finish off the remaining two of this week's as well, but in the meantime, do you want to hear something FUN...?!
My card for last week's technique challenge was judged the winner and just a couple of hours ago I received a lovely package of delightful things as my prize.
How exciting, right?!
Well as it turns out, it could be more exciting for YOU, as I'm going to give the prizes away - plus a little extra that I put in from my own stash - in exchange for a favour that you can do for a dear friend of mine and her beautiful daughter.
Here's what is up for grabs...
- A 12x12 Days to Remember calendar - personalise this with your own scrapbook pages to make a beautiful gift or keep it for yourself!
- Spring Flowers Designer Series Paper - 12 sheets of beautifully co-ordinated patterned paper
- On Board Blossoms and Basics - 6 sheets of die cut chipboard in a fabulous assortment of funky shapes and sizes
- Mellow Moss gingham ribbon
- Bold Brights eyelets
- Both Way Blossoms - a Level 2 hostess set from a couple of catalogues ago that is brand new and hard to come by!
And here's why...
Madonna Dunn is a fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator who I have had the pleasure of hanging out with on a couple of different occasions at conventions in recent years. She has one of those larger than life personalities that makes everyone in the vicinity want to be part of her conversation, and a way of inserting her own gorgeous brand of humour and delight into everything that she does.
Madonna and her family - most especially her lovely Lara May - are in need of some help to purchase a piece of specialised equipment so that Lara can be as involved in the family's everyday life as her various medical challenges will allow.
I won't go into detail here, but instead would like to direct you to Madonna's blog where you can read all about sweet little Lara, the challenges she and her family face and the specialised chair that will make a huge difference in the lives of them all.
BUT before you go, I want to let you know what you need to do to be in with a chance of winning the stash of goodies.
When you get to Madonna's blog, you will see a "donate" button in the sidebar under the heading "Lara May Chair Fund". Click on this button to make a donation using your credit card or PayPal account. Then forward the receipt that you get for your donation to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will enter you in the draw once for every dollar that you donated.
If you have neither a credit card nor PayPal account, and would rather donate by bank transfer, simply leave a comment on this post telling me how much you would like to donate (keeps it all accountable!) and I will provide you with details of an account where you can deposit your donation and I will send it via PayPal on your behalf.
Again, every dollar in your donation amount gives you an entry into the draw for the prize and every little bit helps.
I will leave this post at the top of my blog for a week - until next Friday August 20th- after which I will do the drawing for the prize.
I will add that if you have no use for the stampin' goodies (HELLO?!!), or if you reside outside of Australia (Stampin' Up! policy doesn't allow for the sending of prizes internationally), then you are of course welcome to make a donation anyway, knowing that it will be gratefully received :)
Alrighty, let the donations BEGIN!