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Friday, February 17, 2012

Crafty Friends Give Blog Hop

Welcome to the Crafty Friends Give Blog Hop. We are so glad you could join us for Day 1 of this very special hop. The mission of this blog hop is to raise awareness about bone marrow donations to help Leukemia patients.


Bone marrow donation technology has come a long way, and is now as simple as giving blood. So we are trying to raise awareness and get people to register at http://marrow.org to be a bone marrow donor. And why are we doing this your might ask? To help a friend a fellow crafter, Liz Decade. Liz is battling 2 different forms of acute Leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant. We are hoping that this hop will help her to find a match. You can see her story at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Va6RNwYj4BE&list=UUz-JkPSKRldHJNbbEotv8DQ&feature=plcp.

Even if you are not a match for Liz, you can still help her. You see bone marrow registrations drives are expensive, you have to pay for each person who is registered, and Liz is trying to raise money for bone marrow drives and medical expenses (it costs a lot of money to get a transplant). You can donate to Liz at lizquesada.leukemia@gmail.com. All of the money donated will go to bone marrow drives or medical expenses.

And we have some wonderful sponsors who have donated prizes for our hop.

Sweet Stamping Treats Digital Stamps, Trendy Twine, MB Treasurista, Paper Piecings by Nikki, Inspired Stamps, My Pink Stamper and Peachy Keen Stamps have all donated prizes to this hop. In order to be eligible for one of these prizes you must comment on every blog in this hop! There are other requirements for the sponsors so please see Liz's blog post for more details.

If you are coming from Doris, you are right on track. If you just came across my blog and would like to hop along, please start over with Liz (http://decadeofscrap.blogspot.com)


I made another card for Emily for my project today. She too has Leukemia. She is currently in remission and was finally able to go home, but I recently got news that she will have to undergo an even more intense session this coming April and she will need cards, love and support more than ever. So keep those cards coming ladies!!

All papers and stickers are from the Echo Park Country Drive collection. This is a standard 4.25"x5.5" card. 

I cut a 1.75" circle out of the front and popped up my little bee on the inside. My sentiment says "you're 'bee'-utiful!" :)

The inside of my card also uses EP paper and I stamped my sentiment from TPC Studio on coordinating paper.
I am entering this card into the Flutterby Wednesdays Anything with Wings challenge.
I, too, have blog candy to give away! Right now I currently have a giveaway for a few crafty items when I reach 300 followers and 100 facebook likes! I have reached 300 followers but I'm still a few likes away from my facebook goal so please click the little like button at the top left of my blog! And become a follower! You will be entered in to win this!
Rules:
1. Be a follower
2. Like my facebook
3. Leave a comment
That's it!

Thank you for stopping by and don’t forget to go to http://www.marrow.org and find out how to become a marrow donor.

This is your last stop until tomorrow!! I hope you will visit the link above and become a donor! Also if you would like to know more about the little girl I will be sending this card to visit HERE to read about Emily and send her a card, also to see what the ladies in the Cards for Emily blog hop made for her last weekend! :)

Here is the entire hop list for day one in case you got lost:

16 comments:

MzLavr2 said...

Very sweet card!
<3 Pam
MzLavr2@ymail.com (yes~ Ymail)

Liz said...

sweet card, love the bee! :-)

http://tryin2craft.blogspotcom
lizabratt@comcast.net

sweetnothingspaperco said...

Very cute! Love the bee!
TFS! Lina

Cyndi S said...

Adorable card. Emily's story sure makes you stop and think about what truly is important. I am so glad to hear she is in remission. My daughter and I will be sending a couple cards her way.
cstephenson at q dot com

kim.scrapper said...

What a "bee-utiful" card you made for Emily, tfs

Vicki said...

Cute card. Love the bee. Already a follower and a facebook fan. TFS

Suzanne Bier said...

Super sweet card, Michelle! I know Emily will love it! Thanks for joining us at Flutter By Wednesday! :)

Nancy Kirkup said...

Your bee card for Emily is absolutely adorable, i'm sure it will make her day! I'm a new follower here and on FB, great job on the hops!

Patricia said...

Such a sweet card. I love the colors and the little bee. I'm a new follower to your blog. I'll go like your Facebook page too. Thanks for doing this awesome hop. It's for such a good cause. :)

Cathy said...

Your card is super cute. love tha blog candy too:)))
cathyplus5.blogspot.com

Doris P. said...

beee autiful card!! love it!! Emily will love it! parkernana4@aol.com
http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com

kbgirlygirl said...

Super cute project!! Love it! TFS

Hugs,
Leslie♥
kbgir00@yahoo.com
ScrapOfArtDesigns.blogspot.com

Pixichick said...

Cute card! Thank you so much for participating in this hop.

Tonya said...

I love your card! So bright and cheerful. Great job.

Lisa said...

What an absolutely beautiful card for Emily!! This would make anyone happy :) I will pray for to have the strength and courage for her upcoming sessions in April.

Lisa
indymermaid.blogspot.com

Jamie said...

Very cute card!