Hi there! Just take a look at this guy...he's a cutie, but even better is what he brings with him when he visits the YSC Duluth office...donations!!!! Notice the name on the box. We all screamed with delight when we saw it. (And, yes, he thinks we're totally crazy...for the screaming and for the picture taking!) But we couldn't be more excited for you to see what's in store for you next Saturday. That's right the Scrap for Survival is only ONE WEEK AWAY!!!!
For you last minute ladies (you know who you are) who have waited to register, we wanted to make sure that you have the opportunity to take part in our special crop challenges! This information comes in your crop packet, but we want you to have as much time as possible to participate and possibly win a prize! That's right! There are prizes for the winner of each one of these challenges! So with no further ado, here are the details:
Dessert Maker: This is very much like our “Queen of Sweets” from the last two years. Basically, bring in a homemade treat which we will serve at dessert time (when the blood sugar is running low). Then, each participant will vote on their favorite dessert and the most popular dessert maker will receive a prize!
Decorated/Altered Bra Contest: Now’s your chance to have a lot of fun with altered art! This is something that members of the YSC Duluth did for an event in October, and we had so much fun that we couldn’t resist including it in this year’s event. Get out your bling, glitter, rhinestones, ribbon and whatever else you can scrounge together and alter a FABULOUS bra! Check out our creations in the slide show at the top of the blog. Rules: 1: Please purchase a new bra as your foundation. Any cheap bra will do. You can use any size or any color...it's up to you! 2: Decorate your bra with anything you want! If you are looking for ideas or you are needing an example...there are examples on our blog at http://duluthcrop4acure.blogspot.com 3: You may adhere, sew or iron on...or whatever you fancy! Just make sure your supplies can stay on the bra while your bra is hanging up for judging. 4: Your bra can be made anytime from now up until the event. A deadline will be announced at the Event. 5: Much like with the desserts, altered bras will be judged by the participants at the event. You will be judged specifically on who's Altered Bra receives the most votes! 6: This is the most important rule!!! Have Fun with it!!!!!!!!
Survivor Page Layout Challenges: You can participate in 1 or ALL layout challenges. Our main goal besides raising a ton of money for such a wonderful cause is for you to have the time of your life! I am looking forward to seeing the beautiful pages you will be creating this year. Below is a list of the Challenges along with the guidelines.
Breast Cancer Story
Have you or someone you’ve known or loved been affected by Breast Cancer? If so, we would love to see your story! Create a 1 page layout explaining your personal experience. This can and may include any Breast Cancer walks, or events or even just a personal story of how you or someone you know, has been affected by the disease. Be creative and don’t be shy with the PINK! Rules: 1. Must be a 12x12, 1 page layout only 2. Layout must include at least 1 pink Breast Cancer (ribbon) Symbol 3. Must include journaling
Okay ladies….Who doesn’t love bling? This one is sure to be a big hit! It’s all about the bling baby! Create a 1 page layout using as much bling as you like, as long as it meets the minimum requirements. Be creative with your rhinestones and by all means, don’t be shy! Rules: 1. Must be a 12x12, 1 page layout only 2. Must have title with bling on it 3. Must have at least 1 5x7 photo 4. Must include one bling shaped object. (Example: heart, square, circle, etc.) Individual bling must create a shape. 5. Must use at least 2 different colors of bling.
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!
Okay ladies! We all know how fun a day or night out with the girls is! Whether it is a night out to dinner, or a fun day shopping, or just a great movie night at the house with your BFF! We want to see what you can come up with. Create a 1 page layout of your fun day or night out with the girls. Here’s the Challenge…we want to see 3 different patterns of paper! Rules: 1. Must be a 12x12, 1 page layout only 2. Must use 3 different patterns of paper 3. Must have at least 1 photo in it, with at least 2 girls in the picture. 4. Must use “Girls just wanna have fun” in the Title. 5. Must include journaling
Calling all Sports Themed Pages:
Who doesn’t have a car load of photos of sports related events to scrap? Be creative! Soccer, hockey, football, tennis, anyone? If it’s a sport, it counts! Create a 1 page sports themed layout. Here’s the real challenge: we want you to use four photos on one page! Rules: 1. Must be a 12x12, 1 page layout only 2. Must incorporate ribbon into the layout 3. Must include four photos (Yes, they can be cropped!) 4. Must include journaling 5. Must include at least three brads
Please note: Your pages can be done prior to the event or you can work on them at the event, as long as they are turned in for judging at a specified time (announced on the morning of Scrap for Survival). All individual pages need to be submitted in a clear page protector for judging. Your first and last name needs to be on the back of your page. Any layouts submitted for the contests MUST include ALL the listed guidelines. Any submissions that do not follow the guidelines exactly will be disqualified from that specific layout challenge.
Don't forget the prizes for the top three fundraisers! We hope you're working to bring in those donations! We all agree that the prizes are pretty fantastic! First prize is worth at least $200, 2nd prize is worth at least $150, and third prize is worth at least $100. And who knows? If more donations keep coming in, we might just beef them up some more!!!
Hi! We're three Moms from Duluth, MN who had the idea to harness our love for scrapbooking and help our charity of choice: the Young Survival Coalition.
October 13, 2007 was the Inaugural Crop For A Cure and we are proud to say it was an unbelievable success!
Last year, we held the second Crop For A Cure, and included classes taught by industry professionals!
This year, we hit a few bumps in the road, but we're forging ahead with our third event. The name may change, the date will change (it's January 23, 2010) but the scrap time remains the same. Get ready for 15 hours of fun!
The Generosity of our Crop Participants Has Helped Provide...
*The opportunity to open the local Young Survival Coalition office in Duluth, February 2009. *More than 75 Newly Diagnosed Resource Kits to young women in our area who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. *Scholarships to seven women to attend the Annual Conference for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer. *Educational programs: The Genetics of Breast Cancer and Understanding Your Reconstruction Options.
One of our generous donors
What is the YSC?
The YSC is the premier international, nonprofit network of breast cancer survivors and supporters dedicated to the concerns and issues that are unique to young women and breast cancer. Through action, advocacy, and awareness, the YSC seeks to educate the medical, research, breast cancer and legislative communities and to persuade them to address breast cancer in women 40 and under. The YSC also serves as a point of contact for young women living with breast cancer.
Both Julie and Alane are young breast cancer survivors. Alane was 31 when she was diagnosed and Julie was 42. Neither of them had a family history of breast cancer. Since their diagnosis and treatment they have worked hard to get the Duluth Affiliate of the Young Survival Coalition up and running. The group is now very active, participating in community breast cancer events as well as general cancer events, holding monthly support group meetings, and raising money to help educate young women about their risk of breast cancer.