Thursday, May 14, 2015

National Scrapbooking Day – 2015 Spring Fundraiser

National Scrapbooking DayWe had a wonderful day together on Saturday, May 2, 2015. 

Today was National Scrapbooking Day AND the entire month of May is National Scrapbooking Month!! 

 For those of us that enjoy papercrafting – we enjoy celebrating these special days!!  A great “excuse” for us to get together & get our creative juices flowing in the creative world!  

Join me now as I share the details of this creative day together!! 

We called this gathering our Spring Fling_2015-5-2_title

and as you see – it took place in Morgantown PA!!!  

We made this a day for Cardmaker’s – Scrapbooker’s AND a Fundraiser to raise money for the children at Operation Smile!!  It turned out to be a GREAT day, and there was something for EVERYONE!!!

Our Scrapbooker’s arrived at 8am….and these fun goodies awaited them….
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When our Cardmaker’s came at 9:30 – they registered, got a name tag & found one of these goodie bags at their spots. J
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Throughout the day EVERYONE had door prize tickets as part of their day…and these are the goodies that were given away that day!  The CTMH Lagoon, chevron shoulder tote was our GRAND PRIZE of the day!! J
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The scrapbooker’s were on their own for the most part.  They brought all sorts of goodies to work on, and enjoyed creating, sharing ideas & fellowshipping together! J
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The cardmaker’s were ready to create…there were 5 ladies per group, and they stayed with that group the entire day.  They rotated around 4 tables in the morning, and 4 tables in the afternoon!!  

We had so much fun as we shared techniques, played with NEW product from Close To My Heart’s Seasonal Expression 2 mini-book and just enjoyed fellowshipping together. 
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If the ladies did finish their cards early, they were welcome to go to the “extra” table to create this card using the MAY special – Taste of Summer  paper pack
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OR they could head over to our Display area, and gather MORE ideas that they could use on future creative projects!!
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Here are the cards that we created this day (minus the “extra card” pictured above)
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Joyce Houck – my amazingly, creative, upline – taught us how to create some fabulously, folded cards today! 
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Everyone seemed to REALLY enjoy the food today!  Yum!!! 

We had a couple breakfast cakes, juice, fruit for the morning snack AND a FABULOUS lunch of taco salad with a variety of side dishes including chicken salad, egg salad, broccoli/cauliflower salad – and the list goes on. 
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(this only shows the one of two tables of food we had for lunch! LOL!!)

For supper that evening – a slimmer crowd, since it was the cropper’s & us consultants– we had Pizza, jello, and all the fun snacks that everyone brought along to share!!

After supper in the evening, and after the cardmaker’s left for home, I taught a 2 page layout class to those that wanted to learn something new.  We showcased our “My Creations Designer Bags” and turned the bag into a fun pocket page in our album!!! 
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For details on what the pocket & 2 page layout look like, CLICK HERE to go to that blog post. 

AND – the BEST part about this day….we raised money for logo kids!! 
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A HUGE thank you to EACH of you that purchased these handmade cards! 

A 100% of the purchase of these cards went directly to Operation Smile!!  On Saturday, we raised $80.50 – just by selling these handmade cards!!  Thank you, thank you for helping us to continue to help these children to smile & lead a normal life!! 

Monica Wihongi, our CCO at CTMH, just returned from a recent trip to help Operation Smile!! 
CLICK HERE to read all about her journey & see HOW MUCH your support of this organization really DOES change lives!!
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So – would you like to see CLOSE UP’s of the cards we made on National Scrapbooking Day?  J   

Since this post is already long enough – make sure to come back to my blog & I will be sharing these cards over the next 2 weeks – here on my blog!!! J  See you soon!!

Blessings to you!

Krista Hershberger J

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