Friday, June 4, 2010

It's Elementary! - Once in a Lifetime Charity Raffle

Good morning Stampers!

I have something very exciting to share with you today!

Have you looked with longing at the beautiful Patent Leather Purse that was gifted to all the attending Cruise Achievers this year? Have you wished you could own one for yourself?
OR, maybe the idea of the purse doesn't do a thing for you, but the thought of owning a Big Shot Die Cutting Machine does!

Well, stampers and friends, read on and find out how YOU might be able to own what you've been longing for AND help out a worthy cause in the process......

I am holding a raffle to benefit the Emmanuel Christian School Elementary Art Department. Emmanuel Christian School (ECS) is a ministry of my church and is a fully accredited Christian School through ACSI. It has served the community in and around Manassas, VA for many, many years and is a full K-3 through 12th Grade school.
As a ministry of the church, ECS relies on student enrollment and donations to fund the schools programs. When there is a shortfall, some things have to be scaled back and unfortunately, the Art Department is one of them. I sing in the church choir with the Elementary Art Teacher and it came to my attention recently that art supplies were very much needed. So, thinking a bit about how I could help, I decided to give up one of my treasures in order to help the school and it's students create some of their own.

Here are some photos of the beautiful purse that was designed especially for cruise achievers:

This the purse along with the custom cloth storage bag - stunning isn't it?

A close up of the Silver Logo Plate on the front and the beautifully done hardware:

I love the sheen and the richness of the color on this bag!

Here is a view of that gorgeous tropical cloth interior!

This bag is so roomy, there are three pockets inside, two open and one zippered!
Enough room to hold all your essentials and then some!

Look, there is even a Leather stamped Logo patch on the inside! The custom details on this bag are amazing!

Just one more view for you from the side:

I thought the drawstring detailing was just so stylish and chic - really on trend!
It is so hard for me to part with this wonderful gift from Stampin' Up! but I so want to help ECS, I knew that by offering something as fabulous as this, it would make the raffle a huge success!

And for those of you who are more interested in something crafty, I'm also raffling off a Big Shot Die Cut Machine!Yes, there will be TWO WINNERS drawn!
The first winner will have the choice of EITHER PRIZE, the second winner will receive the remaining one!
The winners will be notified personally by me on Saturday, June 19th. The last day to purchase tickets is Friday, June 18th at Midnight est!
(The winner of the Big Shot must be a resident of the US.)

Please contact me to purchase your raffle tickets. I can accept cash or check only.

ALL proceeds from this raffle will be used to purchase needed Art Supplies for Emmanuel Christian School. This is your opportunity to open your hearts and help the kids at ECS create from theirs. I know and love you, my friends, stampers and faithful blog readers - I know you will help and I'm excited to see what we can provide for the school!

This raffle begins today and will end on Friday, June 18th at Midnight est.
So, spread the word, tell your friends, send them the link to this post but most of all, help me to help ECS!

Again, I can't thank you enough for what I KNOW you will do to help ECS!
You are all a blessing to me and I'm so grateful for you!

Stamped blessings,


  1. Great idea for a raffle! My son's school is Ellensburg Christian School so we are ECS, too! :o)

  2. WOW...what a great idea, Robin...and so generous! I am SO lusting after that purse! lol!

  3. I entered! (Now, no one else buy a ticket so I win... haha!! Just kidding! I hope the raffle goes well, Robin!)

  4. Does the purse include the matching wallet???????

  5. ok, bought my tickets...what can I say, I'm a sucker for art (and of course Purses!!!).

  6. I live in Canada and our children also attended a Christian School and it was a wonderful experience for us as a family ~ I'd love to support you in this, are Canadians able to join in the raffle


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