A couple of weeks ago I was making a "To-Do" list. I am usually moving at mach 10 with my hair on fire and making lists helps to keep all the balls in the air. I must have been in a philosophical mood that day because instead of making a "To Do" list, I made a "To Be" list. I will blog more about my list at a later time , but one of the things on that list was to be a more giving person. I have an incredible husband, two wonderful children and a beautiful home. I've had my professional career and am now enjoying running a creative business from home that allows me to be home with my kids, volunteer at their schools, lead a Girl Scout troop and just be there for them the way parents were for me.
I have been blessed, therefore I actively look for ways to give back to my family, my friends and to my community. I discovered mini scrapbook albums and the internet community surrounding it this past July. I have been overwhelmed and touched by the positive and supportive response to my work!! It is so appreciated. I have often thought of ways to channel all that positive energy generated by such creative women into a project that "gives back" and I think I have an idea to run by you all.
I have a close friend who was diagnosed with breast cancer. She recently completed chemo and starts radiation treatment next week. (We joke with her that she gets to glow in the dark for Halloween!) I have been wanting to do something to honor her positive outlook and courage. The recent challenge put on by the Craft Craving Chicas gave me an idea! I am working out the details to host an online fundraiser to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and I thought organizing a mini scrap book challenge and silent auction would be fun and appropriate! I will be putting together 16 kits (at no charge to the participant) to be sent out to interested mini scrappers to make a mini album. Each participant will create an album that will be put into a silent action on my blog in late October/early November. All proceeds from the silent auction will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation through a website I am setting up associated with their Passionatly Pink for a Cure Program. I will be putting up more details tomorrow and hope to get the kits into the mail on Tuesday. Leave me a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you might be interested in participating. Unfortunately, due to logistics, participants receiving kits from me must be in the US. Our international sisters will still be able to participate...check back tomorrow for further details.