Thursday, January 24, 2008
See ya on the other side, LOL!!
Sunday, January 20, 2008
They are an average family, single mom of a 13 year old son, 12 year old daughter and 7 year old daughter. Laura, the mom is a very devoted mother not only to her three children but all the children in our community of Granby. She's taken in many, many children over the years, some living with her, others just knowing her home is a safe place to be. Laura's car was always full of children taking them to ballgames. She's the mom that all the kids like.... fun, a bit crazy and just a great person. Laura is also the mom that surrounds herself in everything having to do with her children. Her home is filled and I mean filled with photos of her children and there's nothing she wouldn't do for them!!
Laura is also fighting for her life!! She was in a single car accident on November 19th, throwing her from her car. She has suffered severe brain trauma. The doctors can't tell the family if Laura will make it or if she does what type of life or quality of life she will have. The swelling is just too much and until it reduces they can't determine the outcome. They have said the swelling can be anywhere from months to 5 years. The family is of course devastated. They have prepared themselves for the worse, even have prepared to take her off the machines and let her go but each time they do this Laura shows signs of improvement or that she is fighting. It's been an emotional rollercoaster that no person, let alone three young children should have to face!!
Laura's mother and sister have moved here to gain temporary custody of the youngest child and care for all of the children in the hopes of keeping them together and in their schools, with their friends for as long as they can. This means Laura's family is facing the expenses of three households, Laura's, her mothers, and her sisters as well as the expenses of traveling back and forth to the hospital.
The community of Granby and Laura's friends are hosting a benefit in Laura's honor, hoping to ease some of the issues facing this family. We will be hosting a chili feed, silent auction, bake sale and Gospel sing at East Newton High School on February 10th from noon to 3:00pm. We would LOVE to have you join us in helping this family!
We are also currently collecting donations for the silent auction. If you have a business that you'd like to promote or if you'd like to donate some new scrapbooking items to be included along with gift certificates and merchandise from KISS please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I've also got flyers if you have places that you can hang them to get the word out. We thank you for reading this, for your prayers and for any support you may be able to give.
Lastly, give your kids a hug and kiss, I know for a fact Laura would do ANYTHING to be able to do that again!!!
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Happy Get to Know your Customer day!!!
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
So anyone up for some more Scrappin' U in February? I'm looking at the 9th, same location from 10:00am-10:00pm. $12.00 and was thinking we'd order in pizza for supper, everyone pitching in a bit to cover the cost. What do you all think? Who's gonna join me?
Thanks again to all who attended, it was great fun and I enjoyed spending the day with ya!!
Friday, January 11, 2008
We will be meeting at Ozark Realtors on 7th and Florida. If you are familiar with Joplin, there is the old Aldi's building, a UHAL building and a Thai Restaurant on the corner of 7th and Florida. Ozark Realtors is just South of the Thai Restaurant with parking in the back.
Please pass the word and we'll see you tomorrow!!
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
1. Creating Keepsakes - Kansas City
We would go up on Saturday, October 11th, attend the Creating Keepsakes show and visit one store.
2. Creating Keepsakes - Tulsa Oklahoma
We would go up on Saturday, August 23rd, attend the Creating Keepsakes show and visit one store.
3. Round Robin Kansas City
We would go to Kansas City June 28th, shop at 5 stores.
4. Round Robin Tulsa Oklahoma
We would go to Tulsa on June 28th, shop at 5 stores.
For those new to our bus trips, when we do a Creating Keepsakes show you get a t-shirt, free pass into the Creating Keepsakes show, a goody bag and the KISS Bucks auction. Many vendors offer specials or discounts.
When we do the Round Robins we go to 5 stores. You get a free t-shirt, a M&T or mini class at each store, goody bag and KISS Bucks auction. Many stores offer specials or discounts.
Please take a few minutes to answer our poll to the left so we can make our decision. If you have other ideas on places we could go or things we could do PLEASE post them here!! I want to hear from you!!
Monday, January 7, 2008
Love you 2 the Moon and Back Layout Class
Our first event of the year: Spring Fling held on March 3rd. What a great day this was!! Queen Hailey raised money for her 4-H, many of you got loaded up on the blue lights and the crazy paper sale and of course Janet and Janice had their run in with the ummmm....cow!! We met many new friends at this event thanks to those that are spreading the word!!
April brought us to our Crop for the Cure benefiting Tina Mosely of Stark City. The 35 croppers that attended raised an incredible $1100.00 for Team Tina and Relay for Life! Wow, now that's amazing!! We had ladies from Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas at this event!! Not to mention the local gals!!
Sunday, January 6, 2008
For those planning to attend, jump over to the message board at http://www.kisscropnshop.com/ and share what you will be bringing for our potluck supper.
All details including time, price and location are located at http://www.kisscropnshop.com/. Just click on Scrappin' U. You'll be able to register there as well.
Have a fantastic week,
Friday, January 4, 2008
Have a great day!!
Thursday, January 3, 2008
- St. Louis April 4th-5th,
- Tulsa Oklahoma August 22nd-23rd
- Kansas City MO October 10th-11th.
I'll also be teaching at many other CK shows for Lickety Split so if you are going to be traveling this summer email me, I'll get ya a list of the shows. Of course, if I'm not teaching Wendy is and she ROCKS so you can't go wrong!! For a sneak peak at the new 8 x 8 Disney Board Book class and the new and incredible Heart Shaped Chipboard Album class check out Wendy's blog. http://www.licketysplitscrapbooks.blogspot.com/ She does amazing work and you'll not be disappointed by any of the classes presented by Lickety Split.