Every once in awhile I am going to do a little round up and tell you about what is going on in my creative world, things I am working on, things I am loving and things that you can do. I will be also including these things in a newsletter, so don't feel like you are having a de'j'vu (or however you spell that!)
Still carving away thoughts, ideas and plans to either teach in store, online or just sell these one of a kind stamps. Probably do a little of each..maybe.
Carved this little one last night and I like how it turned out. It does remind me of the stamps I have done with Purple Onion but the difference is, I made it. That is the best part. Not that "I" made it, but that it is handmade. You know what I mean. After carving one, well, I carved another and them stamped them on a hanging tag and played with a few more colors that I do not usually use. I like it..don't love it, but did not throw it away. Speaking of throwing away, I have a winner from the "my out-of-the-trash stamp" on Monday! The winner is....
As you know, I am passionate about "doing something" and I encourage you to look into doing something yourself!
This past Tuesday, the high school swim teams held a NEGU meet against the local rival school and it was awesome to see 100's of NEGU swimmers all come together for some friendly competition and gather toys and donations for Joy Jars.
Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer and the NEGU National spokesperson, Kaitlin Sandeno, Tina & I worked the booth, shared Jessie's story, talked about the Joy Squad and sold sweatshirts because it was FREEZING!!! All of the swimmers showed great spirit and overall it was an awesome event! Thank you Trabuco and Mission swimmers....(and p.s"Way to go Blue!" we won the meet...whoot whoot)
To join the Joy Squad, click here and help spread JOY to a child every month of the year. Your contribution of $20.00 a month send a jar of joy once a month to children fighting cancer. During the month of March, every contribution will be matched! Double the joy!
Be sure to go to www.negu.org the check out all of the ways you can help, from donating toys to stuffing jars! There is alot that needs to be done!
Brave Girls/Dahlia House/She's Worth It
oh my, this is a big one, more that you are going to hear me speak about alot. Human Trafficking. bad bad bad, wrong, wrong, wrong, just plain disgusting.
I am helping change that by joining in with an amazing group to help encourage, restore, empower and heal those sweet girls that have been rescued. One sweet brave girl at a time...and you can too, in fact we all can and we are.
Please consider a donation. Donate $10.00, 20..whatever you can to help buy a house. a HOUSE!?! a house that will provide safety, security and growth. Please consider donating. I am fund-raising myself for another worthy recovery program, but right now, I am asking you to maybe watch Mel, see what is going on and consider making a difference. Once the funds have been raised and the house is purchased, I am saying out-loud, right now, that I am going to go paint on that wall with Melody and crew and would LOVE to paint your name on a petal..watch the video..
okay, that is all for now..I am sure I could go on, but I will stop and let you enjoy your day!