Here and There....

Many of you already know that I am on the Board of Directors of a nonprofit organization called Still Someone. We donate handmade lap blankets and cards to seniors living in care facilities. This past month I reached out to my fellow stampers via the Late Night Stampers yahoo group and also we were featured on Splitcoast Stampers and Compassionate Cards as the Cause of the Month last month.

I'm very proud to say that due to some unbelievable generosity I have over 1200 cards sitting in my craft area (much to the dismay of my very organized and orderly husband!!)

I have been frantically sorting out all of the Christmas and Holiday/Winter themed cards so that they can get delivered next week...I've also signed about 100 so far with many more waiting to be signed! I haven't done a final count of holiday cards but I know 230 are going to the Eisenhower VA Medical Center here in Leavenworth and another 175+ will be going to a nursing home in Charleston, SC. I'm sure we'll have more than that so once I have the final count I'll find a third recipient facility. (If you are interested in delivering cards for us please contact me at melissariker at yahoo dot com...we deliver year round so we always need help!) Here is a picture of one of the boxes I received yesterday from Compassionate Cards!!!

On one of my breaks from sorting and signing I managed to put up some Decor Elements in my craft area. I have had the Tree one since I signed up as a Demonstrator in March but hadn't put it up because I knew we'd be moving over the summer...then as we settled into our new home my craft area moved around 3 times but I'm confident I'm settled now so I went ahead and put it up. I also put up the quote that I received FREE as part of the Holiday Extravaganza promotion! I thought this quote in particular was perfect for me as the mom of two toddlers! Visit my online store to make a purchase and get your own free Decor Element!

And just in case you thought I wasn't going to share a project, I made this to share, a Calendar for my craft room inspiration Board.

I used a Chipboard coaster as my base and covered it with the new Sending Love Designer Series Paper. I tied a Pretty in Pink 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon around it and added a Real Red Epoxy Brad (new in the Occasions Mini!) to finish it off! It has magnetic strip on the back so I can hang it above my work area. What do you think?


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