I am SO excited to be starting the SEVENTH ANNUAL Christmas Love Campaign! I LOVE sharing love with all though around me through art and creativity. I LOVE doing this campaign with YOU!
So, what is The Christmas Love Campaign?
The 'CLC' is a very dear event that I started seven years ago shortly after losing my father to cancer. My dad had lived a life of always doing kind things for ANYONE & EVERYONE. When he passed away suddenly I didn't know what I could do to continue spreading his kindness and love that he showed and gave everyone.. One day at a scrapbooking crop I noticed how kind scrapbookers can be to each other even though most of the time they are total strangers. I noticed that even happens on the internet. Crafters reaching out to other crafters with words of encouragement in hard times and in good times. After seeing this, I approached The Canadian Scrapbooker in the fall of 2009 and I asked Katharina Doyle and Jackie Ludlage if I could write an article for their magazine on a topic that was very important to me, entitled 'Scrap Matters'. It talked about the awesome power of arts, crafts, and scrapbooking and I asked people how they brightened other people’s day by being creative?
'Simple Acts of Creative Kindness is an such AWESOME TOOL!'
Last December, right before Christmas, the CLC touched my heart at a entirely new level! I thought it was my kidneys bothering me. I was also told in last June that my jaw and teeth were softening and that I would need reconstructive surgery…a big surgery that meant having my teeth replaced with implants and bone graft in my jaw. So, I figured my feeling not good was all that and a LOT of nerves too. So I went into hospital for what I thought was a simple surgery to have some of my kidney stones removed, however, it turned into a bladder biopsy that totally surprised me. I tried not to think about it . However my doctor called to chat. I guess it turns out that I had Bladder Cancer. The word CANCER, still echoes in my ears. Never saw that coming. I didn't even know that there was such a thing. He said that he was really surprised because I am so young.
It has been almost a whole year since been diagnosed with Cancer. What a year it has been. It feel like it has only been a week or two but at the same time so much has happened. I am not Cancer free yet. I have a long road ahead of me. I am so grateful for the support that I have received from my friends, my fans, and my fellow arts. ART DOES HEAL!!! The cards, little notes, and artwork that I have received lift me up and make me feel like I can do anything!!
THIS IS WHERE IS NEED YOU!!
I want to create my little heart out because it is SO healing!!!! It really is! I want to create and I want to share some Christmas LOVE with as many people as I can! Please help me!!! PLEASE help me share some creative LOVE with neighbour , strangers, and the people around you!!!!
LET us SPREAD CREATIVE LOVE ALL AROUND THE WORLD!!!!
Let’s have an AWESOME 2015 Christmas Love Campaign!!!
You all mean the world to me! Let’s have some fun together!!! Invite everyone you know to join in with us! xo
SO here is what you do….
This year so far we have some awesome sponsors joining us to help us #craftuplove, including Fancy Pants, Clearsnap, Canadian Scrapbooker & Scrapbook & Cards Today.
This is going to be one amazing fun & event!