Welcome to the Crafty Friends Give Blog Hop. We are so glad you could join us for Day 1 of this very special hop. The mission of this blog hop is to raise awareness about bone marrow donations to help Leukemia patients.
Bone marrow donation technology has come a long way, and is now as simple as giving blood. So we are trying to raise awareness and get people to register at http://marrow.org to be a bone marrow donor. And why are we doing this your might ask? To help a friend a fellow crafter, Liz Decade. Liz is battling 2 different forms of acute Leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant. We are hoping that this hop will help her to find a match. You can see her story at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Va6RNwYj4BE&list=UUz-JkPSKRldHJNbbEotv8DQ&feature=plcp.
Even if you are not a match for Liz, you can still help her. You see bone marrow registrations drives are expensive, you have to pay for each person who is registered, and Liz is trying to raise money for bone marrow drives and medical expenses (it costs a lot of money to get a transplant). You can donate to Liz at firstname.lastname@example.org. All of the money donated will go to bone marrow drives or medical expenses.
And we have some wonderful sponsors who have donated prizes for our hop.
Sweet Stamping Treats Digital Stamps, Trendy Twine, MB Treasurista, Paper Piecings by Nikki, Inspired Stamps, My Pink Stamper and Peachy Keen Stamps have all donated prizes to this hop. In order to be eligible for one of these prizes you must comment on every blog in this hop! There are other requirements for the sponsors so please see Liz's blog post for more details.
If you are coming from Liz (http://decadeofscrap.blogspot.com), you are right on track. If not please start from Liz's blog.
My project today is a card that I made with a sentiment stamp from Stampendous. I thinks that it's really appropriate to this hop.
The swirls around the sentiment are from another stamp set, but I don't know who makes it. The flowers are from Prima and the bling from my stash. The striped paper is from Imaginisce, and the green pattern paper is from DCWV's Nana's Nursery girl stack
And I have some blog candy of my own. I am giving away a copy of the January issues of both Papercrafts Magazine, and Creating Keepsakes. But this one is not so easy to win. To enter you must be a follower of my blog, and leave me a comment telling me that you have shared this blog hop with your friends. Either facebook, twitter, email, or some other means, but you have to tell me how! Sharing this hop is super important, because you never know who could help Liz!
Thank you for stopping by and don’t forget to go to http://www.marrow.org and find out how to become a marrow donor.
Your next stop is Ashley.http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com
Here is the entire hop list for day one in case you get lost:
Liz C. - http://tryin2craft.blogspot.com
Angie - http://atuttletime.blogspot.com
Michelle - http://scrappinforkenzie.blogspot.com