I have a really cool opportunity to tell you guys about if you're a crafter who is in the giving mood, but first I want to share a new Fancy Pants layout I just completed. I so love this Rough & Tough line, and as soon as I saw the dark cloud/lightening bolt paper and glitter cut, I knew I wanted to use them for these photos of the kids jumping in puddles after a rainstorm. They were SO excited when I told them to come on out and splash around - we created such fun memories that day!
Now, onto the giving part. My friend Michelle, who also happens to be the owner of AMM, has a daughter with Leukemia. Michelle is organizing a scrapbook drive for anyone who wants to get rid of some old scrappy supplies sitting around that are not getting used. I contributed last year, and it made me feel so good to know that I was helping bring smiles to the faces of these kids. Here is what Michelle said on the thread at AMM:
When my daughter Chloe was 4 years old, she was diagnosed with Leukemia. She spent several months in the hospital when she first began chemotherapy. For several weeks during this time in the beginning, she was unable to walk, she would hardly talk and was basically a little zombie. The ONLY THING that brought her any sense of joy at this period in her life, was doing craft projects. She was sometimes unable to leave her room and the social workers and play room attendants would bring projects to her room for her to work on. It was a really dark place in her life (and ours), but doing little art projects gave her a purpose every day.
I'm telling you all of this because doing arts and crafts means a lot to children who are stuck in the hospital ~ especially during the holiday season when they cannot be home with their families. What I would like to do is do a scrapbook drive (same as last year, if you were involved in that), where what you do is basically clean out your scraproom and throw into a box the items that you know that you will not use. We are just donating this stuff to kids, so they don't mind the old Jolees and Suzy's Zoo stickers or the ancient Debbie Mumm papers that you never threw away. THEY actually appreciate them. LOL. So, if you would like to participate, please box up your stuff and send it to us.
Chloe is scheduled for her next hospital procedure in early - mid December (probably about 12/7). When we go in, I would like for her to be able to take the donations with her.
Thanks so much! If you do this, believe that you are doing something special for a sick child that will truly appreciate it!!!
If you are interested in donating, please click on the link for more info or you can e-mail me at stacimtaylor at gmail dot com, and I can give you the address info. where the donations can be sent.
Thanks for reading through all that, and I hope everyone is having a great week! I'm anxious for the rain to go away on my end!!