Wednesday, June 23, 2010

ECS Charity Raffle Winners Announced!

Good morning stamping friends!

It's not often that I am at a loss for words, however, I've been so amazed at the outpouring of generosity during the raffle I held for the Emmanuel Christian School Art Department, I just don't know where to begin this message.
So many of you purchased tickets and just straight up donated money towards the purchase of supplies - I am overwhelmed with the huge response from your hearts.
I really shouldn't be surprised - stampers are known for their big hearts and giving nature - after all, we make and send hand stamped art from the heart!

I am so excited to announce that your generosity in participating in the raffle and donating funds raised $790.00!
That is so much more than I had anticipated and every penny will go toward the purchase of art supplies for the Elementary students this upcoming school year.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all of you - whether you bought a single ticket or donated money - you are all amazing people and I am grateful for each of you!

Now, would you like to know who actually WON the raffle prizes?!!!

Ok, I had my daughter Emma draw the winners names from a basket of tickets that I'd filled out with all the participants names on them.
The first one she picked actually sent her money in this gorgeous hand-stamped card:

SELENE KEMPTON!!

Yes, Selene was the first name drawn from the basket and we called her to tell her so! She was so stinkin' excited she started squealing - and she may have even cried! She, of course, chose the Cruise Purse and told me that she'd be sporting it with pride on next year's Alaska cruise! (Yes, she and I are still working on earning it. We've been encouraging each other along the way, but we both still need a little help from our stamping friends!)

So next, Emma drew the second name from the basket and the winner of the Big Shot Die Cut Machine was.........

BETTY KEALEY!!

The best part of Betty winning the Big Shot is that she is actually one of my Stampin' Fools stampers club - they meet here once a month to stamp and be foolish (have fun) but these ladies have the biggest hearts and always bring so much life to the studio when they are here playing. I just love each one of them and it was so fun to be able to tell Betty in person that night that she had won the Big Shot! It had been on her wish list for a while now, but she hadn't taken the plunge yet.
Betty, your Big Shot is on it's way to you now!
Thanks so much for being you!

I'll be meeting with the ECS art teacher this week to complete her wish list of supplies and they will soon be on the way to her so she can plan her classes and projects for the kids.
I know she will be amazed and overwhelmed when I tell her how much was raised.
You ALL are a blessing and I am praising God for you today!

Have a wonderful day friends!
~~Robin

Card today by Selene Kempton, all supplies SU!
Stamps: Because I Care (SU! hostess set sneak peek), Medallion
Inks: Concord Crush, Old Olive
Cardstock: Old Olive, Concord Crush, Shimmer White
Accessories: Vanilla Smooch Spray, Scalloped Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch

4 comments:

  1. Yeaaaa!!!!!! Thank you so much Robin! I cant believe I won! thank you so much! I'm so excited for the children too, that's a substantial donation to help with this years art program. So exciting!

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  2. Wow, that is awesome! I'm glad it was a success!

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  3. WOW!!!! Your raffle turned out awesome and congrats goes to Selene for winning the most beautiful purse ever!!!! I really wanted to help out with this too but then everything happened with Jordan and I just lost track of time and life!!!! I am so happy that is turned out better then you ever imaged it would and those children are going to so enjoy everything they get!! See you soon gf!!

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