I attended the Power of the Purse Luncheaon yesterday and heard an amazing young woman speak. Jessica Clements is a local female solider that had a 2 chance of living after being hit by a roadside bomb. Her story of perseverance and gratitude was one I will never forget.
Wanted to share with you that I am trying out for the Design Team on Tally. I am their guest designer this month. I came on board a little late in the challenge. Here is the link.. http://www.tallyscrapper.com/myTally.php please come check it out. I am victorinagirl on Tally. For all of my scrappy friends I KNOW you would love it there.
We are home from Chicago on our week long very successful buisness trip. I can not believe how much our little back yard garden grew in the week we were gone.
I am busy writing the book, working on design team projects and have started the beginning work for the 16th annual Project Ed Bear Dinner/Auction that will be held in November.
How are you blooming? What are you working on right now? and before you sigh and say nothing..I am just a stay at home mom..let me remind you that there is no higher calling, no job more important. A bit of wisdom to share with you as a now grandmother. I drop everything for my grandchildren. I try to spend quality time with each of them each week. I didn't always do that as a mommy of four. I let everyday burdens and worries get in the way of living in the moment. I will never let that happen again.
Excited things coming up on Bloom Where You Are Planted..keep watching.
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I am guest designer over at Tallyscrappers this month and wanted to share their wonderful June Kit with you. All of the above layouts were made from the JUNE kit available at http://www.tallyscrapper.com/
You can directly access Tally under my favorites on the right!
I wanted to share some of the pictures from Camp Chops (camp for children with cancer)Arts area. The pictures shown are ictures of our kids making All About Me pages for their parents and gretting cards. Some of which they took home and some of which will be auctioned off as a set at our annual Project Ed Bear dinner/auction on November.
I am up today bright and early at 4:50a.m. getting ready to go to Camp Chops (camp for children with cancer) to do all of the art activities with them today.
16 years ago my son was diagnosed with bone tumors. We all (including the doctors) thought he had cancer. He did not. He has a rare disease called McCuneAlbright syndrome.
After being on the cancer ward post surgery we both ffelt led to do do something with children suffering from cancer. His idea was to give Teddy Bears to every child (he was 11 then) and so we started Project Ed Bear. Project Ed Bear is an not for profit all volunteer organization dedicated to providing comfort and needs for pediatric oncology patients in Ohio.
To say this little idea has grown into something huge is a great understatement. I am running the art program for Camp Chops but Project Ed Bear pays for the entire camp for all of the children.This is just one of many many things that Project Ed Bear does now. We even have college scholarships. Our accountant is working on an exact number for an appreciation event that Children's Hospital is doing for Project Ed Bear but I feel it is safe to say that over the last 16 years Project E Bear has given the children and the hospital over $350,000 in gift and services.I will let you know the actual number when i get it. Praise God!
Thanks for letting me share this very special part of my life with you!
My Wyatt. He is our youngest grandson. He just turned 2 in April. Our Tyler. He is our oldest grandon. He will be 5 in July. Our Aubrey. She is out only graddaughter. She is almost 8 months.
Our Blog Spotlight is a manufactures Blog that I personally LOVE. All my artist friends will want to check this out. The offer free tutorials and feature great projects. http://modpodgerocks.blogspot.com/
Here is the Sprout grower (or sprouter as I like to call it) that my husband gave me. There are three trays but I decided to only use two this first time. I spread a thin layer of seeds into both trays. Then I slowly poured two cups of warm water on the top tray and it slowly filled each tray and left the remaining water at the bottom. I dumped that water out and repeated this step once a day. Now we wait! After four days the sprouts were ready to harvest. The bean sprouts were my favorite.
Does anyone else grow their own sprouts?
Avocado , tomato and sprouts sandwiches are fabulous!
Our Blog of the day is a Challenge Blog for all of you that love to scrapbook, create altered art, make cards and other paper craft projects. You will find it at http://divascreativas.ning.com/. They have an online crop with prizes coming up on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I will be there playing along when I am not at Camp Chops (for children with cancer). I hope to see you there.
I am running short on time. I need to leave the house in less than an hour to meet someone that is donating card making supplies for the kids at camp this year..SO...I will post the sprouting pictures on Thursday.
I am Guest Designer over at Tallyscrappers this month. Over there I am know as victoriangirl. Come and join us this month. We have several amazing challenges planned and you are going to love the group of artist that reside there! http://www.tallyscrapper.com/scrapbook/
Our BLOG OF THE DAY is She Scraps. This is the blog of Sarah Rice. Sarah is a published scrapbook artist. She has served on many design teams and is serving on TidBitz In Time as well as others at this time. She is the creator of the challenge blog SCRAP THAT BABY . She is an amazing cook and has a fabulous recipe blog A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR. There is something for everyone there. I know you are going to love her. Check out her blog at http://shescraps.blogspot.com/.
KIM...You are the winner of the gift card. Please post and let me know if you would like a gift card to Barnes and Noble or to Archivers and it will go out to you this week.
This week will be a very busy one.. We are getting ready for CAMP CHOPS (camp for children suffering from cancer). On Saturday we will be there all day doing all of The Art part of for the entire day.
One project we do year after year is ABOUT ME pages (complete with picture)that are framed and given to the parents when they pick the children up. I have many friend that are scrappers, artist and several that on design teams (including my daughter Sarah) that donate the products we use for the pages and for the cards. Sarah and I over see that part of the arts. This year we will also have beading, card making, sand art and tie dye!! I have not started organizing yet, so as I said..BUSY WEEK.
On Wednesday we will resume the Blog of the day feature and I will share pictures and information about sprouting. I just harvested my first batch of sprouts from the kit my husband bought for me last month.
Anyone gardening? We have a small little patch in our back yard.
I will also announce some exciting new..so stay tuned.
I created this blog(Your Life Spelled Out) for those of you that want or need to journal but when a pen and paper are put in front of you your mind goes completely blank. This will be a daily starting place with words or questions that will inspire you to reach within yourself and unlock your thoughts and your creativity. For those of you that art journal, I will create weekly prompts just for you. Let the creative process begin.
My other blog is (Bloom Where You Are Planted). Welcome to both!