Sunday, February 15, 2009

Bushfire Appeals and For my Valentine

I'm sure you can understand I really haven't felt much like doing anything this week. It feels like every time I watch the news or read the paper I cry at the moment. However, in true Aussie style we have rallied together with people contributing what they can. I was in Darwin Friday (yes, we did our shopping at Coles) and was warmed to hear a bloke in his 20's tell the food attendant to put his change in the Bushfire Appeal jar - almost as much as what his milkshake cost! Also, one of our local eateries today put on an appeal with the fire-ies (I can never figure how to spell that), which was fantastic - thanks June and guys! I even went on a ride in the fire truck with Luana:

Stampin' Up! has also announced they will be donating 50% of the price of the following stamp sets to the Bushfire Appeal until March 31st:
Seeing Spots
Baroque Motifs
Live Your Dream
Looks Like Spring*
The Snowflake Spot*
Bodacious Bouquet*
Polka Dots & Paisley*
G'day Mate*
Be Happy*
*These sets will appear on the upcoming list of retiring products, so they will only be available for the Bushfire Appeal while supplies last.

I will also continue to contribute 20% of all orders placed 15th Feb and 10% of all other orders placed in February.

Onto cards. Mel's challenge last week was to make a Valentine's card using Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Ruby Red and More Mustard, so I thought I may as well make Paul's! Here 'tis. Very, very simple but he liked it:

I used the Priceless set (one of the sets in the Bushfire Appeal selection) and Short & Sweet, and Chocolate Chip 1" Double Stitched ribbon from the Summer Mini.

I hope you were all thoroughly spoiled today!

1 comment:

Sharon said...

I'm not surprised that Paul loved the card - it is beautiful.