So, about this time last year I decided that I would sign up with CTMH and try to teach a few card and scrapbooking classes from time to time. Maybe earn a few free products and give what little profits I made to benefit Falcon’s Children Home which is my church conference’s orphanage/foster home. I did manage to make a few dollars to send them, but with a full college schedule and 3 beautiful children I never did get the chance to teach any classes. Soooo, fast forward to this summer, fresh off the end of this year’s Relay for Life for which I am our school’s team leader and very active in raising funds from January to May of each year. I decided to try one more time at signing on with a stamping company but chose to go with Stampin Up. Although I am totally in love with CTMH’s stamps, I really feel like SU has a better variety of on-trend colors and accessories. Plus it is more widely known and will make it easier to attract people to some classes and workshops. I received my starter kit on Monday and have been playing some (VBS has been keeping me busy). I made five cards and promptly uploaded them to facebook in a new photo album as cards for sale. I am going to be selling cards for $3 or 2/$5 with ALL profits going to benefit Falcon’s Children Home. I am pretty sure that I’m going to list all cards in an etsy shop also, but have to get that up and running. I am in the process of planning a Christmas in July christmas card workshop also. I will be turning over all the money I collect to my mama, our Women’s Ministry President to give when our church presents it’s yearly donation in November for Falcon Children’s Home Harvest Train.
I truly hope and pray that I can make this work. I have a personal goal of raising $500 to send to these kids this November. My heart hurts for them. Although I was raised by wonderful, loving, Christian parents, I have a daughter whose father has abandoned her. She is too young to realize it, but she will one day and I hope she realizes how truly blessed she is to have a mama that can take care of her. I want to foster in her and my other children the importance of helping those less fortunate than us by using whatever talents that God has given us.
My new website to order products can be found at http://debrasingletary.stampinup.net
I will have a link to the etsy store up soon, hopefully by tomorrow. Thanks so much for your support! Much love - Debra