Saturday, January 30, 2010

Help for Haiti...long post

After such total distruction and a massive loss of life in the country of Haiti, people around the world are pooling their money together in an effort to help! I am so proud, as a parent, to have a child that wants to help. I think the chance to teach our children that money is not everything to us but, could be to more unfortunate people and children around the world is a wonderful lesson that even some adults have not learned.

McKayla's Elementary school, along with several others in this city, are finding ways to help in the efforts. They spent last week having the Kindergarten to grade 6 children making red and blue ribbons (the colors of Haiti's flag) in order to sell for $1. So earlier today McKayla and I took our turn selling the pins at the local Wal-Mart store. They let us set up tables at each entrance to the store in order to do so. Shockingly enough the list of Students and Parents that volunteered was very low compared to the amount registered at the school. (I believe there were 24 students, 16 families and there are around 100 students at the school)

Anyway, here is a link to our local newspaper that did a bit of an article with all the different school fundraisers going on....READ ARTICLE HERE (The name of my Daughter's school is Riverside) As mentioned in the article, Riverside is also having a Penny Drive in order to raise more money for the Red Cross (relief for Haiti) so all the following pictures are of McKayla and all the Pennies we have.

This is our pile of pennies that we dumped our of the stein we had been saving them in, Yeah there is HUNDREDS of them here.

Here is McKayla super excited to start counting them!

After a "wee" bit of help from Mom and Dad (any after washing the gross black dirt off our hands) Here is the Pile that she is ready to donate. Also A very good friend of mine contributed $15.50 of rolled pennies so McKayla will be donating $42 of rolled pennies to the school tomorrow!!!

I sure do hope that many people realize, like our children realize that we ALL need to do something to help! Your favorite charities and fundraisers will still be there after we all do what we can to help Haiti.

For more information on how you can help donate and also get other information such as disaster management, finding family and loved ones etc... visit the Canadian Red Cross at THIS LINK!

More places to Donate:
Wyclef Jean's Yele Haiti
Unicef Canada
World Vision Canada

Friday, January 29, 2010

It's Loonie day!!!

Which means we all get to be crazy?! Oh who am I kidding, we are all crazy already!

Welcome to this weeks Loonie Stampers Challenge which was selected by Dee. She chose and interesting combo that I would NEVER have thought to put together and I a likes it a lot!
This card is all Papertrey (except the bling and punch) and I do apologize for the crappy 1 am photo, I may or may not have forgot about the challenge this week (blushing)

Thanks for the great Color Combo Dee and thank you readers for coming to visit. Now go check out the other crazy ladies!!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Blog Tour!!!

25 looks good on you!
It is our Fellow Loonie's Birfday today and Char arranged a special little blog tour for her. This is the card that I plan on sending to her and I hope you loves it Wendy!!!!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Loonie Stampers Chellenge #76

NAKED!!!???!! I know! I was scared at first (nothing new there) but I did ok...the second time. Regan selected for us to do a naked card with only stamps and paper...... The first card I made was perfect until I realized I had added ribbon, So here is my second attempt!

This is all made with my new Stampin Up order. I LOVE that new punch from sale a bration!!!

Anywho, go see what the girls made and make sure they didn't cheat! LOL

Please go visit the ladies to see what they did!!!
Dee ~ Regan ~ Maria ~ Char ~ Wendy

LSC #76

I am so sorry I do not have my post ready.....I will be back shortly with something to show you :)

Friday, January 15, 2010

Loonie Stampers Challenge!!!!

Ok, SERIOUSLY......Do you not just love these colors together?
My God Char....they are BRILLIANT! So obviously it was Chars turn this week to select the challenge and I Loooooove it (imagine I was singing that cause I did)

I stitched on my ribbon, punched out shapes in our three colors, stamped the sentiments on them and then stuck them to the card with foam dots. Then I stamped my other hideous sentiment. I really don't like how it turned but whatevah!!! Last i added the buttons in between my crooked words...LOL I think I may have to have a do over with these colors...

|Go visit the ladies to see what they made, I for one am super excited to see what they did (those gals always amaze me ya'll)

Please go visit the ladies to see what they did!!!
Dee ~ Regan ~ Maria ~ Char ~ Wendy

This is what I did Friday :( My baby is sick (hopefully just a 24 hour flu thing) but I thought I would share the picture. I was amazed with this picture because she is normally such I light sleeper, in three years I have almost never seen her sleep. She has to be in her room, lights out, door closed. As soon as you even think of opening the door she is awake so I am treasuring this cute picture!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Triple Cards Set

Nothing fancy, just using up scraps of ribbon and paper laying around.
Thanks for stopping in, maybe soon I will have more exciting craftiness to post...LOL

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Birthday Cupcakes

My darling Daughters Birthday is coming up soon, so I have been in a birthday card making mood...maybe i will even make one for her soon! HAHA

Friday, January 8, 2010

LSC #74

This week was my selection and my new favorite combo is Dark Chocolate, Aqua Mist, Orange and Vanilla! So I am super excited to see what everyone made!!!

I incorporated the aqua mist with the patterned paper, but I want to make some more things with this combo.....Hopefully I will get my blogger butt into gear and start posting more soon!!

Go visit the ladies!!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

LSC #73

Hey everyone!!
Thanks for coming by a few days later for the LSC this week.

I decided to keep it really simple this week. I have been sick almost all week (including now) and the DH and I canceled our New Years plans as well. Anywho thats all the whining I will make you read...haha

Dont forget to check out the ladies!!! I am sure they all have amazing cards as usual!!
Dee ~ Regan ~ Maria ~ Char ~ Wendy

Friday, January 1, 2010

Loonie Stampers...

Will be back on Sunday. We are all trying to catch up from a wonderful yet busy holiday season and just needed a wee bit more time. Enjoy your weekend and we will see you all back here on Sunday

In the meantime, I would like to share my Favorite picture from Christmas...

That toothy grin came from the MP3 Player that Santa Brought her...she has not even gone to the bathroom with out it since that morning...LOL

Happy New Years Day!!