Monday, 2 September 2013

Cards for a Cause... making a difference!

One of the awesome things about being a Stampin'Up demonstrator is the opportunity to do things at a community level that really make a difference.  Our recent Convention theme this year was "Be the Difference", and we do this both at a personal level (by increasing confidence, and creative skills of individual demonstrators) and at a Community level (by taking part in community fundraisers and 'feel-good' initiatives).

Earlier this year I was able to help a group of girls as we contributed our efforts to help a local lady who is battling breast cancer. I am happy to report that after treatment she is officially in remission, and so this is a great result. The money we raised helped to pay for her treatment... and so many wonderful people contributed to that.

Then last week a group of my team contributed their time and creative skills to make cards for Ronald MacDonald house... altogether we contributed as a group 170 cards, and these will be sold in the new Ronald MacDonald house room at Gosford Hospital.  The funds help to raise money for the room, but also it means that people coming through there at a stressful time can use a card to perhaps thank a doctor or nurse, wish a loved one Happy Birthday, or welcome a new baby into the world.  We will be doing another of these in the next couple of months, and so if you are in my team reading this, look out for another announcement on both my Facebook Team Forum, and in the team newsletter.

I thought you might like to see some of the photos from our night:

And here is one of the cards we were working on:

Simple but cute :-)

I love being a demonstrator because we get to do what we love (create!) for lots of different reasons.   Have you ever thought about doing it for yourself?  This is a great time of year to join!  Christmas and Saleabration (our biggest annual sale) are just around the corner, we have our Brand new Holiday catalogue out this month, and there is so much new stuff to play with!  If you would like to be a part of Stampin'Up and all that it has to offer then click here to JOIN STAMPIN'UP, or email me to RECEIVE AN INFORMATION PACK and learn more about what we do.  No matter where you are in Australia, Stampin'Up demonstrators are needed in all areas!

I have been with Stampin'Up for 7 years this week! Can you believe it? And i have never once regretted my decision to join.. its truly been the most exciting and amazing ride!  You could be part of that too! If you've ever thought about it... now is a great time!

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