Friday, September 12, 2008

Do You Want to Win over $800.....

.....in stamps, supplies and gift certificates----products from companies such as My Favorite Things, Gina K Designs, Stamping Bella, Stamper's Dream, Unity Stamp Company, Hambo Stamps, smARTworks, Jacksonbelle Embellishments, JustRite Stampers, Taylored Expressions, Flourishes, Starving Artistamps, The Cat's Pajamas, Kim Hughes, Verve Visual, Shimmerz Paints, Scor-Pal, Splitcoaststampers, Papertrey Ink and ........lots more????

Stay tuned--September 21 is World Alzheimer's Day and your favorite companies are helping us celebrate.....ONE PERSON WILL WIN A PRIZE PACKAGE THAT IS ALREADY VALUED AT OVER $800 (and is growing by the hour!) for doing something as easy as putting a card in the mail. Will it be YOU!!!!!?????

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It started as a small idea-----and GREW! Since we just finished releasing Whimsical Autumn (where 100% of my proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association) I wanted to conclude with honoring the caretakers of those with Alzheimer's. What better time to do that than on National Alzheimer's Day??? And so---next week you will find out how you can brighten some one's day and enter to win BIG! (And I mean huge BIG!)

I thought it would be fun to add some blog candy to this and emailed a few companies I thought might be willing to help. About seven seconds after I hit the "Submit" button on my first email, I received a response from Emily of Stamping Bella donating the first (of what became MANY!!!) gifts for the blog candy. Totally amazing gifts, I might add!

I did NOT offer these companies anything---no advertising, no publicity, no nothing....Each of the company owners wanted to help out of the kindness of their heart......and so my goal is to honor each of these amazing companies throughout the months in the only way I know how---by using their amazing stamps and products!

Since Emily (Stamping Bella) was the first (followed minutes later by others) to donate---I wanted to use a Bella to help spread the word!

I created this card with Stampingbella---what a fun gal she is. If you have been under a rock and have not seen these adorable stamps -- you must check them out! (A few favs: i-wish-I-looked-so-good-on-a-bike-ABELLA, Cosmobella , cuppacakeabella , snowbunnybella, teddybella).

To create this design, I simply masked her stamping supplies (sob!) so I could add my punched hearts....I used rub-0ns for the sentiment and I just love how the "to" blends right into the big hearted Bella!



Bella's heart is covered with red stickles.

Materials used: Stamps-Stamping Bella (Stamping Bella); cardstock-white, black (Stampin' Up!), Bohemia (My Mind's Eye), 4 bar notes (a muse); Memento Black Ink (Tsukineko); rub-ons-Always & Forever (Imaginisce); eyelets (Stampin' Up!) Cropadile; ribbon (Offray); heart punches (Creative Memories); red stickles (Ranger); black crystal stickers (Mark Richards); dimensionals (Stampin' Up!).

So---make sure you check out my blog on September 21 for "Heart to Heart"---find out how you can brighten some one's day AND win BIG!!!

In other news: We are awaiting hurricane Ike here---My in laws just came to stay with us--they live in Baytown right outside of Houston (near Galveston) and had a mandatory evacuation (yipes!) Please keep all those in the storm's path in your prayers tonight.

Thanks for stopping by!

73 comments:

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh wow Cammie!! Look at the amazing "trickle down" your idea has enabled!!! I mean........you are absolutely proof positive that ONE person can make a difference!!!! Thank you soooo much for being YOU!!! And for sharing you!!!!! I can't wait to see what you've got planned for us that will keep this momentum up!!!

Your Bella sure is a cute one!!! And I love her glittery heart!!! LOL Oh.....I had a question....I probably just missed it.....but what color is the ribbon for Alzheimer's Awareness??

On a serious note.........PLEASE stay safe!!! Lots of prayers and hugs headed to all of you!!!

Lita said...

Wow! That is brilliant!

And I love that card! I am now emerging from under my particualar mossy rock, and off to search cupcakeaBella!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

What you're doing to get the word out about Alzheimer's is awesome! I'll bet your grandmom is very proud of you. Reeeeally cute card too.

Stay safe! {hugs}

Darlene L said...

Stampers do have the biggest hearts out there and they show it over and over. Please be safe--not exactly sure where you live--my dd is in the Sugarland area and have some friends coming to stay with them as well. I pray for everyone's safety. Darlene

patty w said...

What a great bunch of people! Sounds like it will be fun and worthwhile!
Love the card and our thoughts and prayers certainly go out to all those in harms way.

Beate said...

How wonderful is that? Stampers and stamping companies are such a generous bunch of people! You got to love them!
Your card is incredible. Love the paper, the striking color combo and the dazzling heart!
Your new set looks great!
Hugs and smiles

Michelle said...

Cammie,

Stay safe. I'm glad your in-laws got out. I couldn't believe it when I saw people still on Galveston Island on the news this morning. My Aunt lives in Tombow but they are staying she is at the hospital she works at as essential personnel. Our orayers are with ya'll.

Michelle

Dawn Easton said...

Oh wow!

First I want to let you know I am thinking of you and anyone else in the path of this wicked storm. Stay safe!

Second your card is fabulous! Your bella is so cute and I love how the words flow right through Bella into the heart...super cool!

Third your generosity and inspiration for Alzheimers has touched many and it's so nice to see all those wonderful companies giving as well.

Have a wonderful weekend and be safe!

Sara (deipara) said...

Cammie, this is so cool! I just love how stampers band together! The card's great - love the sentiment.

Sara

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Such a cute Bella and wow that is awesome. These companies are so generous and a great idea of yours. Keep safe! Hugs...

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Adorable bella card, and Emily is amazing and has a heart of gold too. I am so glad you are help Alzheimer's and that so many are willing to help out. I will stay tuned. Stay safe. I might be having visitors from the storm too. Chris

JAR said...

What an amazing thing is happening as the result of your idea!!! How wonderful! Kudos to you and all the contributors!

Sending prayers that Ike will not be huge!

JAR said...

And your card is just adorable! I haven't seen many Bellas in awhile and it was fun to see your design with that cute heart!

brooklyn said...

Small ideas and prayers do grow into miracles. Random acts of kindness help people each day.Can't wait to see the new surprises.
My prayers to all in harms way, hopefully Ike will not do too much damage.

Linda Palmer said...

I am praying for your safety. I have a daughter in Cypress. Can't wait to see what will happen on Sept. 21.

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

I have been touched by this with 3 family members. It's hard to understand, and to wrap your mind around when a person you love is afraid to be in a room with you because they do not know who you are. It is a devistaing disease that affects the family in such a heart wrenching way...Thank you for your efforts to help. I love your work, and am glad to have been able to see what you have accomplished with this.

dpkennedy said...

This is amazing and wonderful! What a generous and thoughtful spirit you are...and everyone who participates! I love it! Your card is gorgeous!

Sandy Hill said...

I totally agree with Lee (the first post). All it takes is one person to make a difference and you are that person. Thank you for all you have done for the Alzheimers Association.

Your card is fabulous. I love the sentiment and the big red heart. You are the one with the big heart. Thanks again for all that you do.

Atty said...

What a wonderful, thoughtful idea. I know first hand about this disease. I cared for my uncle who had it, he has since passed. It's a difficult and trying disease.

Your card is just adorable. I visit your site daily but don't always post.

I wanted to let you know "we" have given you an award, you can stop by and pick it up at our blog.
Have a wonderful day.
Donna

Harriet Skelly (SCS hskelly) said...

First off I'll be thinking good thoughts and pray that you are safe from Ike. Secondly - wow stampers and the stamping community are just the BEST! And thirdly I love your card!

Janine said...

FAbulous response to your idea!!
You should be proud!!
Have a safe weekend.

Rita said...

What a fabulous idea & I know how very proud your grandmother is of you & your wonderful thoughtful ideas to help others & spread the word on this disease. You are such a fantastic person & I'm proud to call you my blogging friend! Hugs Rita

Rita said...

Oh I forgot, your card is so beautiful & I luv how you put glitter on your heart!!!

Thoughts & prayers are with all those in Ike's path, stay safe!

Brenda said...

Wow great card. It is wonderful what you are doing and I agree with Lee it only takes one person to make a difference and what a difference you are making. The Alzheimers Association is lucky to have you on there side. WAY TO GO!!!!

Kathleen said...

First off---I LOVE your card! I especially like the BRILLIANT way you tied your "to" into the image! Secondly, I'm so excited for you! I think it's just amazing how this has taken off! What a blessing to all those who will benefit from these gifts. Lastly---I have family all over TX, so I'm praying for all in Ike's path---be safe~

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

I am sorry to post again but I just read your message about your Grandmothers passing, and how you were glad that her suffering had ended, but that you wished for one more moment. I am in tears...my Grandmother has been "gone" from us for years in this disease, but I still wish for one more conversation with her...one more day where we talk about everything and nothing...where we talk of my Grandfather and how we both miss him...just one moment.

WELCOME to my blog, Explore. Dream. Discover. said...

It only takes a spark to get a fire going! And what a tremendous spark this is for the fight against this disease. Congratulations, Cammie, you are blessing so many. I am off to order my set! Hugs to you and your family.

Shirley said...

They have been in my prayers and now I am wondering how close to Huston you are? You know the darn thing is 200 miles wide. Please be careful. If you need somehwere up North to come, come on up. LOL I am so excited for you and everyone that all of the prizes are there. I hope you have a way that we can contribute more. Your rubber stamp set is just gorgeous. So for all of you who haven't purchased........go get it now. You won't be sorry. Cammie can I put something on my blog about this?

Melanie said...

ooh, love thesee colors and your slick trick with the rub on, great design!!

hugs on your success with getting this ball rolling and rocking with sponsors!

Savor the Journey said...

Cammie, I'm sooooooo tickled to hear about your amazing success & growing sponsors for this beautiful cause! You totally ROCK, sweet lady!

I'm not sure how far from the coast you are ... I'm praying all is well with you and your family tonight & tomorrow! (((hugs)))
~Bev

Maria Levine said...

wow you are amazing and so is the stamping community!

Good luck to you and your family with the hurricane!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Sounds like some awesome blog candy, Cammie! What a wonderful thing you're doing (surely it will offset some of the bad karma you've amassed being so mean to me for the last couple of years... hee). And I'm so proud to see you USING A BELLA!!! Though I hate that I'll no longer be able to gig you with that in front of Emily next CHA... Stay safe, girlfriend. You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers. (((((Carolyn)))))

Sewflake said...

My prayers are with everyone in Ike's path. We have been known to have a few hurricanes here in Florida too.

I just ordered your stamp set and can hardly wait to get playing.

What a great idea! Thanks!!

Lois (clownmom) said...

What a generous thing you and Gina K are doing with your set! I understand the heartbreak of Alzheimers. My mom is in an assisted living facility and doesn't remember one day from the next. My contribution to the cause is that I donate cards for all the residens' birthdays -- as well as various holidays.

Keep safe with Ike. I understand it made landfall. We Floridians understand your situation.

Anita C said...

Such terrific news Cammie!! Isn't it amazing how it just takes one small thing to start something soooo big. I don't mean to sound like a parent, but I am soooo proud of you! You threw the pebble and I feel so honoured to be able to watch the ripples that are taking place because of it :)
Thank you so much for being an angel and for all the other angels that have joined with you in your cause :)
My prayers go out to all that may be in the storms path.

Kira said...

This is amazing and wonderful, Cammie! You are an inspiration in all ways.

The card is fabulous! I love how you put it all together, how perfectly you blended it all together and still made it feel very "graphic." Thanks so much for sharing, your story, your desire to help, and your creativity!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW ... thanks so much Cammie for doing this! What a GREAT cause!! I contribute to this cause wherever I can because my MIL in enflicted with disease and in fact, we just spent the morning visiting with her in Pittsburgh, PA. She's doing well but it's so sad to realize that she doesn't even recognize any of us any more! But she's always pleasant and enjoys our visits!! God Bless you for taking your time to do this!!!

stampscout said...

Cammie what a generous heart you have --the sparkle on Bella's heart has to shine from you. Love your new Whimsical Autumn set and can't wait for mine to get here!

Big hugs to you. Stay safe.

Sharon

mochamama said...

wow Cammie this is awesome, what a wonderful thing you are doing!! sweet card

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Adorable card, Cammie and what a GREAT thing you are doing. Look how it's grown! That's awesome! Glad you and your in-laws are safe from Ike. . .how scary!

Summerthyme Studio said...

What an amazing idea and a kind and thoughtful gesture straight from the heart. I am keeping your family and friends in Texas in my thoughts and prayers,

Hugs,

Vicki

Lynda K said...

I have a relative and a good friend who work for the Alzheimers Association. They provide a wonderful service for both the caretakers and those who suffer from Alzheimers. What a wonderful effort on your part to assist them.
Stay safe.

Anonymous said...

Cammie, I hope that you and your family are safe after yesterday's terrible storm. My prayers are with you. I will be watching your blog on September 21st, not for the blog candy "well maybe a little" but for my MOM. She died of Alzheimer's in April and she would have been 84 years old on September 24th.
This is a terrible debilitating disease. When my Mom died she weighed
67lbs, was paralized in a fetal position, could not speak and responded only to my name. I know this is tough to hear but my Mom starved to death because they lose the ability to swallow. Some people think that Alzeimers is that you forget things and people but that is only the beginning of a very long road for the afflicted, their families who have to watch them suffer and those amazing people who care for them in the end.
What you are doing to bring awareness of people suffering with Halzheimer's is wonderful and I would like to help in any way possible just ask.
Nicole aka ButterflyEars

dianalcurtis said...

I pray that you and your family are safe. I know all too well what hurricanes can do. I've been through two in Florida.

Stampmouse said...

wow now that is serious blog candy.

I hope you are all safe and have no damage the power of a storm like that is very humbling

Carolina said...

What an adorable card, Cammie and love to see how this amazing thing you started has turned into something bigger than you'd ever hope for!

Stay safe!!!

Christina Gerloff said...

What a great avenue for getting the word out. I hope it brings awareness to this awful disease...I know my family has been affected by it. God bless!

stampinc said...

Blogland is just awesome. It's just wonderful how the word spreads and your grandmother would be so proud of you.
Love your card and just love how you popped the heart.

Barb B said...

You are just amazing!!!! Your grandmother must be so proud of you and everything you are doing to help others with alzheimer's.

The companies that are donating to help you with this cause are so wonderful. What a great group of people!!!

Julie said...

Love all your work Cammie. Your a great inspiration. I just received Whimiscal Autumn, can't wait to ink it up. :)

Linsey said...

Cammie, this is absolutely amazing! What an awesome community we have! I will definitely be visiting on the 21st for more deets on how to let someone in this line of work know that they are so appreciated and special-they truly are!..and so are YOU! :) hugs~

Latisha said...

I think what you are doing is amazing.
My grandmother passed away and had Alzheimers Disease. What an honor you are doing in your Grandmother's name.

buggin2stamp said...

I am there for sure. I am amazed at how your generosity is growing by leaps and bounds and will be a blessing to so many. By reading the comments left on this blog it saddens my heart to know there are so many that affected by this disease. I never realized how bad it really was. This has been an eye opener and education for me since I've never known anyone to be affected. So not only are you rasing money for a wonderful cause, you are helping to educate those of us that knew nothing about the disease before.

You have planted a seed that God is using to grow into something so much greater than anyone could have imagined. I pray He continues to bless you Carolyn and that your seed of generosity continues to grow.

stampmonkey said...

You go, girl!! What a wonderful thing you are doing with your generous and caring heart. It just keeps growing and growing...there's no telling how far-reaching this will be!

Love your card...great sketch! I may have to 'borrow' it one of these days (soon). ;)

So glad that you and your in-laws are safe.

Jennifer Buck said...

Oh my gosh! This is the sweetest! I am not surprised that all of these companies are contributing. What an amazing cause and they are all so very giving! Thanks for doing this! You are AMAZING!

bluemoon said...

Congratulations on your great efforts and results of fundraising for your special cause. Great joy comes from passion of the heart, and with passion of the heart we can accomplish great things. I wish you great success. Heartfelt thanks!

justmyopinion12 said...

Hope you all made it through IKE ok. He was an ungrateful guest in our area and, frankly, we are glad he is gone. Know there are many who will be struggling for a long time to recover. We were blessed to have little damage here in Katy. I look forward to your exciting announcement!

Monica said...

Great Card Cammy! Bella has to have her Bling and what better way then glitzing up that BIG OL HEART!

Sept 21st is a huge day for me also! Before I had my 1st DD I dedicated myself to the Alztimers unit of the Nurnsing Home I worked for as a CNA. I was tehre 4 yrs before I gave birth to DD. You learn soo much from these people it is a Happy and Sad feeling at the same time!! I t definatly takes a "SPECIAL" person to work with these kinda people!

Take Care,
Monica

virgo5 said...

My goodness Cammie I hope you and yours are fairing well during the storm!

It's so nice to know there are so many sincere and generous company owners! I'm happy to hear your idea is coming to fruition in a bigger way than you imagined! I will definitely stop back for more details!

Rebekah said...

Wow, what an awesome undertaking. My mom has Alzh. too. Thank you for doing this!

Rose Ann said...

This is sooo awesome, Cammie!! I am so excited to see how everything goes down!!

Your Bella card is super adorable too!!

Tamara said...

WOW!! This is amazing. You are extremely generous, as are all of the stamp companies that have contributed. One person really can make a difference. Thank you!

My Paper Adventures said...

You're wonderful for raising awareness and the companies who rallied to donate are just as wonderful! Thank you to all!

Heather said...

WOW! You received a lot of support from these companies. That says alot about them! Keep up the great work!

Leezer said...

I take care of these types of people and that is what they are people loved ones, parents friends that are inflicted with a terrible destructive disease. Yes, it is true that their personalities do morph in something unexpected and unrecognizable but, I tell you what in their own little world they are the best loving people, humerous people and I feel very honored to take care of these beautiful people. On a little note, I do as much as I can to help make their lives livable in a unrecognizable, decreased brain function world.... Please do your part get involved. Volunteer, educate Be aware.
Thank you Cammie for doing this. Its great that you are involved. Many people think its just loosing your mind... Its much more!
Cutos to you for taking a stand (stamping stand for people to take notice.)

Regan said...

this is such great news- I love to see when people come together for a cause- warms my little heart!!

Anonymous said...

Good for you Cammie for doing something positive in your loved ones name. My father in-law had alzheimers not an easy thing for their primary care giver or for family. Love your card I just bought my first Bella couldn't decide if they were my style or not but finally caved after seeing the wonderful cards everyone was making. Love your card. Thanks for sharing. Ann Lind

Vicky Gould said...

Wow, Cammie - what a wonderful thing you are doing - will post on my blog right now! Here's my card:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1062007?nocache=1 which I will send to the address you provided. Three companies ar Taylor Expressions, Starving Artists and Eclectic Papers, two awesome artists are Sharon Johnson and Nicole Taylor.

4Hounds said...

Cammie, what a wonderful way to honor your grandmother, her caregivers, and bring attention to this devastating diagnosis. Huge blessings & hugs to you!!!

I'm not sure if I'm adding my entry in the correct post (hope so!).

Here's the card I'll be sending the caregivers at the address you posted: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/883082?cat=500&ppuser=114372
Three companies that have generously donated: My Favorite Things, Gina K Designs, Stamping Bella.
Two designers that have donated cards: Jessica Rone, Jody Morrow.

My name & email address:
Pam Bassett(4Hounds)
bassettgp@nethtc.net

Again.....huge blessings to you!!!

Paper Makeup said...

Wow! What an outstanding prize for a great great cause! I'm definitely in!

Deb said...

This is sooo pretty, love the DP and piecing, awesome sentiment too!

Amy said...

Oh Cammie this is so AWESOME!!! You have done such a great job with this and it is purely out of love...bless you! Unfortunately I've been too busy with life changes that I won't be able to sumit a card, but my thoughts are definatley with you and all those that care for people with alzheimers! I am so thankful for those who are willing to give themselves to the care of people with this unfortunate disease. Thanks too for all the companies who are willing to donate! It just gives me chills! Keep up the good work!!!!

Anonymous said...

Cammie,
I luv your blog and you are very talented might I add !!! I think what you are doing in memory of your Grandmother is Awsome. I was a care giver for my mother who had Alzheimers . This is a very hard thing to do even if it is family it is physically,mentally and emotionally ,exhausting. I have a card I would love to send to the staff @Artman Home .I do not have a Blog and dont know how to send it to you on computer but I will mail one or two to the staff. Three of the companies who donated are My Favorite Things , Scor-Pal and Gina K Designs and two of the people are Kim hughes and Amy Rohl (Rohla) P.S. Thanks to you and all of the companies and folks that donated. Ya'll are the GOOD ONES !!!!
Reba
sewnsewga@bellsouth.net