Are you a scrapbooker extraordinaire? I want to be just like you when I grow up, and get organized, and sort out the 20 years of photos stored in envelopes in cardboard boxes, and print 6 years of photos stored on disks and websites, and after I buy some archival glue and scrapbook paper, and get some of those nifty corner trimmers, and cute embellishments and… Ü okay, let’s face it. I can never be like you. But, I really, really want to and I just discovered today, a great place in our area where I can learn from the best and at the same time, support an incredibly important organization – the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
A strong family history of diabetes on both my husband’s and my own side of the family places our children at particularly high risk for this disease and we have both experienced its ravages in members of our families. My cousin, Becca, (isn’t she beautiful?) lives with diabetes every day of her life. Eleven years ago, yesterday, we lost her brother, my cousin, Randy, to diabetes. What I love about Becca is the way she lives her life doing the things that will make a difference, instead of focusing on the daily suffering and drudgery of her illness, not because she doesn’t have drudgery or suffering, but because she knows that God will use all of it. You won’t hear about those hard days when you talk to her, because she is always focused on something more, something greater than herself, something that gives her joy instead of sorrow. She has made a conscious choice to impact people and the world, in spite of diabetes, and she is trusting the Lord for her next step, whether he heals her or simply uses her illness to encourage and reflect Himself on others .
Becca has organized an exciting event (it’s actually the fifth annual!) that combines her passions for scrapbooking and JDRF. This is an action-packed, fun-filled, all-day (yup, 12 glorious hours) event. You won’t believe everything that will be happening. Even better, all proceeds will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research foundation.
5th Annual Crop for a Cause
An all-day scrapbook event to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Saturday April 17th, 2010.
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Located at Elkhorn Hills United Methodist Church
20227 Veterans Drive
Elkhorn, NE 68022
The 12-hour crop fee, includes Lunch, Dinner,
Goodie Bags & Door Prizes all for ONLY $50.
But because you know the girls in our family LOVE a bargain,
if you complete your registration by March 30, you’ll save $10!
Only $40 for 12 hours of scrapbooking fun, 2 delicious meals, goodie bags and door prizes.
- A Local Scrapbook Store will be on-site with necessities like adhesive and cardstock, trimmer blade refills, and all the latest & greatest in scrapbook supplies. Please support them as they support JDRF!
- A Scrapbook Garage Sale—find bargains on new & gently used scrapbook items like paper, rubber stamps, stickers, albums, embellishments, idea books & more!
- A Bake Sale—enjoy tasty homemade treats prepared by talented local artisans. Besides fresh-baked goods like cinnamon rolls, cookies, breads, brownies, pies & cakes you’ll also find candies, jams & jellies, and salsa galore.
- Silent Auction items—local & regional artists have generously donated their original works to be auctioned, with all proceeds going to the JDRF. Be the proud winner of these one-of-a-kind pieces of art! Also enjoy bidding on scrapbook kits, gift cards to local establishments, and find a gift or two…maybe even one for you!
- Friday Night Early-Bird Sale—Shop early (5-7) to get the best bargains at the garage sale and the latest & greatest from the vendor booths. $5 admission fee. (Pre-select your crop space—bring your friends and choose where you’d like to sit for Saturday’s all-day crop. $5 reserves your chair!)
- Refer a new friend (who has never attended CFAC in any of the previous years) to join us on April 17, and you’ll receive $5 cash back at the event. No Limit.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Becca at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone 402.681.1881. And I want to encourage you to visit both her blogs, Because I Need a Cure and Random Thoughts.
I know we have quite a few readers, (and some crafty ones, too,) in the Elkhorn/Omaha area and this would be an easy drive for an incredibly fun time for those of you in Lincoln, too! Register to attend by visiting Because I Need a Cure and using PayPal to send your payment or contact Becca for other arrangements. There are only 47 spaces left for the entire event and you don’t want to miss your chance!
Have fun, make some memories and support a cause that matters.