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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Basics for Babies Charity Event

I received an invitation last week to participate in an all day scrap-a-thon fund raiser being held in Aldergrove BC for the Basics for Babies Food Bank charity.  What a great cause!

I was thrilled to be asked by this group, and thought it would be a terrific opportunity to meet some local gals who shared a love of paper crafting and to see what this charity was all about.  I only had one week to prepare and since I've never had a vendor table before I decided to invite my down line Ethel DeTemple and my convention buddy Debby Evoy to get involved too.  Both were available and super keen to try out this experience too.  The following are some of the pictures of the day.

I didn't have a Stampin' Up! Sign or Table Cloth with the Stampin' Up! logo on it, so I decided to make a banner using the Build A Banner Simply Create Kit and the Christmas Banner Simply Create Kit from the Holiday Catalogue. In a later post I'll show some closeups of each of the banners.  It was super fun to make and we had lots of comments on it.

Debby, Ethel and myself contributed over $100 in Stampin' Up! products for a prize draw. At the end of the evening we drew the winning ticket which was held by S. Smith. 

Here's a picture of Debby working at our vendor table.  We had two round tables pulled together to hold all our promotional materials and things we were selling.  Since we'd never done this before we probably brought too much stuff, but who knew!

We had a card display board and some 3-d items behind Debby.  She and Ethel shared the first table and had their Stamp Camp Sign Up Sheets and gift items displayed. 

Ethel was in her element as she making kits from her Owl Builder Punch and Designer Series Paper.  A very productive day!

Ethel designed some fabulous picture frames that show case the Dress Up Frame Lit Dies.

To find out more about Debby Evoy's Stampin Clubs and Card Classes check out her event calendar and blog Debby Duz Stampin.  She's got some great classes coming up. 

Here's a room view of the Basics for Babies Scrap-a-thon participants.  What a worthwhile cause and well run event hosted by Alana and Sandi  C. This fund raiser is held annually the second week in September at the St. Dunstan's Church in Aldergrove BC.  We'll probably participate again next year as we had so much fun!  They had lots of great door prizes and raffles so it was a great value at $40.00 per participant. 
Debby and Ethel participated in a Halloween Card Make N' Take session hosted by Sharka Leigh an Artist from North Vancouver and avid scrapbooker. The card they are holding up used the now retired but ever popular Wicked Cool Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!.  Great demo by Sharka and great card! 

Make N' Take Cards by Alana Fidler and Sharka Leigh.

Make N' Take hosted by Ethel, Debby and myself.  What a team! Unfortunately we were so busy demonstrating our Make N' Takes, that non of us took any pictures...........duh!
Here are some of my Post It Note holders that I worked on during the event.  These are so much fun to make and give.  The Santa Clause one is made with the new Ronald McDonald Stamp Set called Tag It which coordinates with the Chalk Talk Framelit Dies.  The snowflake post it note holder was made with the Festive Flurry stamp set and coordinating Festive Flurry Die Cuts.  The Festive Flurry stamp set and framelit dies can be purchased at a 15% savings when bought as a bundle.  The DSP I used for these holders is from the Winter Frost and the Season of Style paper packs sold in the Holiday Catalogue.  These paper packs which contain 48 sheets (24 each of 2 designs) are terrific for projects like these where you need multiple paper design repeats. 

Festive Flurry Framelit Dies #132193.  Largest Image is 4 3/16" diameter.  Use with Big Shot and Standard Cutting Pads.
Festive Flurry Stamp Set # 131778 Wood Mount or Clear 131781
Tag It Stamp Set #130300 Wood or 130303 Clear is available in Spanish, French and English and is the 2013 Ronald McDonald House Charity "One Stamp Set Can Make a Difference" stamp set.  Stampin' Up! donates $3.00 to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) when you buy this set.  To date they have donated over $1,000,000.  

All three of us won some great prizes during the raffle and vendor draws.  I'd like to give a shout out for the two prizes I won.  I won a $45.00 gift certificate from Timeless Memories Photography (Cindy Clark) and a Magnetic Platform from Mary Scott of Luv 2 Scrap.  Thanks to both these businesses for their contributions to this worthwhile event and for the awesome prizes!  This made my day, along with all the great people I met and chatted with. 

1 comment:

Louise Radies said...

This Charity Event seems like it was a lot of fun. What a great opportunity to meet other stampers and gain some exposure. Great job!