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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

It's been a full week since the Scrap for Survival 2010 and I am finally recovered. I am so recovered, in fact, that I am almost ready to do it again!!!! (Almost! :)

This year's event was so spectacular, we cannot thank you enough. We had so much fun. You were wonderful participants; you went with the flow (even when things got off schedule..and stayed off schedule) and you made all of our hard work more than worth it! Thanks to all of you for your generous donations, your tireless efforts at raising donations from friends, coworkers, and family members, your purchases at the crop, your generosity in the silent auction AND the impromptu live auction and more, we raised (drumroll, please!)...................

OVER $9,650 FOR YSC DULUTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We are just so pleased and overwhelmed by your support. Thank you to all of you, to our great volunteers, and to our wonderful donors for making this year so fantastic. Keep your eyes and ears open for the next Scrap for Survival! We hope we see you again soon!


The YSC Duluth and the Scrap for Survival Team

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Scrap for Survival...the Photos!

We had a wonderful day yesterday at yesterday's Scrap for Survival and we hope you did too! I'm posting a link to a gallery where you can see photos from the day. We'll have more to say in a future post!

Friday, March 19, 2010

The Time Has Come

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow at the Scrap for Survival! Don't forget your trimmer and adhesive!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sneak Peak #2!

I am so in love with this project that I had to share it with you. All I have to say is: "Ladies, don't be afraid to get messy!" We are going to mix things up with this one: vintage finds, scrapbook supplies, computer generated elements, paint, mod podge, and more! I hope you are ready for some FUN! I love the vintage photo we will be using for this project. It is a picture of Julie's Grandpa. Isn't he adorable?

I just love incorporating vintage goodies into my crafting, and I have been dying to use these milk caps I scored at an estate sale earlier this year. I love the cool graphic and color they add to the finished project. I hope you will too!

Scrap for Survival is less than one week away! Woohoo!!!!!! The excitement is building!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Just a little sneak peak!

I don't normally do this, but I am going to put out a sneak peak of one of the classes we have planned for the crop. I will be teaching this one and it uses some of my favorite things: Cosmo Cricket patterned paper, punches, office supplies, Unity rubber stamps, and tags! I LOVE tags! Especially these HUGE ones! I hope this little taste will get everyone even more excited to come! Stay tuned for a sneak peak for one of the other classes coming soon!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

"Getting So Much Better All the Time!"

Right now I have the Beatles tune about things getting better all the time looping through my head and I'm loving it! We are so blessed to have wonderful participants in our crop who return year after year and we LOVE YOU ALL!!! Many people who have never been but are thinking of signing up balk at the mandatory minimum of $100 in donations we ask from every participant. But once you've been to the event, nobody ever seems to think twice! We are so grateful!

I want to let everyone know that 100% of the donations that you bring in for YSC Duluth stays in our area to help young women with breast cancer by funding our support, outreach, and educational programs. In fact we work hard to get donations ourselves so as much money as possible from your registration fee can be put into our programs as well. We are constantly touched and overwhelmed by the generosity of our sponsors and donors, but especially by all of you. Each person you ask for a few dollars is one more person who will know that young women can AND DO get breast cancer. Each person who donates to our auction or writes you a check is one more person who will share with the women in their lives the importance of being aware and proactive in their own breast health.

So I want to express a special thank you to all of you for helping our cause, not just with money, but with your words, with your efforts, and with your support.

In my last post I highlighted Kathy Stewart, Creative Memories Consultant Extraordinaire. This time I want to bring your attention to another one of our three time participants, Heidi Blix, who is a Close To My Heart Consultant. (Heidi's been keeping that info under her hat so she can enjoy the Scrap for Survival for herself! Way to make yourself a priority, Heidi!!!! We love that!) Anyway, Heidi is very generously donating all of the proceeds from her sales during the month of March to YSC Duluth. Isn't that incredible? We are blown away by her generosity! If you are new to Close to My Heart, you have to check out what they have to offer. They have beautiful paper and embellishments and clear stamps to die for! Their products are wonderful whether you're a card maker or a scrap booker. There's truly something for everyone! Check out Heidi's website at and take a look at all of the great March specials too! If you prefer not to order online, Heidi is willing to take phone orders and will still make the donation to YSC Duluth. Heidi's contact information is on the website.

Thank you so much, Heidi! It truly is just getting better all the time!

Happy Scrapping, everyone!


P.S.: We still have seats avalable, so if you know any friends who are on the fence, tell them to quit stalling and come to the best crop around! They won't be sorry!!!
And don't forget to participate in the page challenges, dessert maker challenge, and art bra contest! We can't wait to see what you cook up!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Update on March Creative Memories Specials! Proceeds Support YSC Duluth!

Hi everyone!

Creative Memories Consultant, friend, YSC supporter, and scrapper extraordinaire Kathy Stewart has some updates on the Creative Memories specials that will be available for the Crop during March.

1. Try the new rotary trimmer or new Jumbo cutting patterns and receive a free gift.

2. Buy any two Palette Additions and get the third for 50% off. You pay $22.50 and save $4.50.

3. "More to Love" Bundle: Buy the new Love Struck maker and receive three 12x12 sheets of cardstock (red, pink and white), a $2.40 value.

4. "Butterflies are Beautiful" Bundle: Buy any component of the of the new Simply Beautiful palette and add the Butterfly Pocket punch for only $10.00, a $2.00 value.

Kathy will be placing an order on Wed. March 10th if anyone would like to pre-order any supplies before Scrap for Survival on the 20th. You can view the entire CM catalog at Call Kathy at 218-724-3231 or email her at if you wish to place an order. Remember, Kathy is generously donating 20% of the proceeds to YSC Duluth!

Thanks, Kathy!