Monday, May 24, 2010

It's Over!!!

I can't believe it's over!  The fundraiser went smoothly, no hitches or major problems.  I guess 4 months of planning paid off!  My husband is happy to have it over as well, as I tend to over-focus on things. This last week I was a horse with blinders on...focused straight at my target... blocking out all other distractions...aka responsibilities (oops, sorry family).  We had 29 ladies sign-up for this fun day and while we did miss our ultimate fundraising goal, we did raise $1,200 for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life and everyone there had a great time!  Here are some of the photos from the event.
I made all these fabric yo-yo's for the name tags.  It was a little something extra for them to use as a cute addition to a creation.

This was one of the most coveted prize packs, probably because of the AWESOME stamp sets donated from Julee at Verve Stamps.  The catch on this one was that only cancer survivors and current cancer fighters could enter their names for this prize.  Congrats to Paula Blackhall for winning not only the package but in her fight!  Our other cancer winners (as I had little things for them as well) were Terri Mehan and Erica Mathias. The other prize a ton of ladies wanted - the free night's stay in a King Jacuzzi room at the Holiday Inn Hilliard!  Who doesn't want to escape life for a night.

Busy, busy, busy!!!

Thank you to everyone that participated!  Thank you to our amazing event sponsor, Alecia Creasap - owner of B&B Scrapbooks in Powell!  Thank you to our Gift Sponsors, as they provided gifts to everyone there:  Julee Tilman from Verve StampsPaper Crafts Magazine; Bow Easy from Posi-Bendr;  Simon Says Stamp; Terri Mehan - Stampin Up!; Stephanie Jacobs - Creative Memories; Tracey Jacobs of Lovin' It Photography, and LilyBeth Boutique (that's me!).  Thank you also to our Gift Givers; Taylor from Taylored Expressions; Craft 2000; Walmart, Kroger and Giant Eagle!  Thank you to our food donors Chipotle and Smoothie King!  Thank you to uber-resourceful Jill Todd for helping with our last-minute lunch issues - you are a talented cook - start that blog and business!  A HUGE thank you to Brenda and the staff at the Holiday Inn Hilliard.  They were BEYOND gracious and helpful for our event, including getting extra tables from other hotels with our jump in registrations!

A final thank you to some members of the Hilliard Helping Hands relay team; Allison for editing my grammatical errors, writing the press-release and giving some fun prizes; Monica for spreading the word and getting me some great participants during a difficult time; Karen for assisting with set-up and registration.  Most importantly, my right-hand woman Diana - you are AMAZING!!!  Thank you for your help for the entire day; picking up our smoothies; dinner; the three things I forgot; selling $100+ worth of tickets and being my cheerleader for this event.  I appreciate all that you are and all that you do! 

That's it!  I'll get back to creating this week, hopefully this evening as I really want to participate in the Paper Crats Gallery Idol contest!


P. Kelly Smith said...
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P. Kelly Smith said...

Hi Kristin,

So glad your fundraiser was a success! Looks like everyone had a great time. We were thrilled to donate magazines for this great cause.

Kelly Smith,
Editor, Paper Crafts magazine

P.S. Hope to see you in our Gallery Idol contest!

Susan R. Opel said...

Ha ha - looks like Kelly beat me to the punch!

Nice work on your fundraiser! We were glad to be a part of it. The picture of you all with your Stamp Its! is so CUTE! Love it!

Susan R. Opel
Editor, Paper Crafts magazine

Good luck with Gallery Idol!