Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Little Story... Together We Create The Happy Ending!

I have a little story to share....

Several weeks ago, I called our piano teacher to work out some scheduling issues we had (she's awesome like that) and when she answered, I could tell she wasn't quite herself.  I could hear what sounded like a telemarketing business in the background, but right in her house?!  She said a huge tornado had just gone through her family's town in MO and some of her friends and family were at the house trying to reach the rest of their family and friends in.... Joplin, MO.

I immediately turned on the news and the information was starting to funnel in.  I could tell she was distraught and I felt her panic with my recent Japan earthquake/tsunami experience and told her to go do what she needed, I'd call her back later praying in the meantime.

Thankfully, everyone is ok!  The only thing major was that her husband's grandmother's house was completely torn to shreds and she was hit in the head by a door, but is ok!  Turns out she found a few pictures and the brand new pair of shoes she just bought which made her really happy :)  She's been able to relocate into a small apartment and has already been taken care of by her insurance and has a car to replace the one that was destroyed.  Even the church across the street bought her property and is planning to use it for a new chaplain's house!  What a tremendous relief and blessing.

Since then the weather across the country has been C.R.A.Z.Y. don't you think?  Everyone is still cleaning up the debris and devistation.

Feeling grateful in the midst of devastation!

Here's where Close To My Heart is so awesome.  Remember the You & Me kits from last month?!  Well, you can still get one for just $15 (no additional purchase necessary) and a portion of the proceeds will go to the American Red Cross Spring 2011 Floods & Tornadoes relief operations.

Click this LINK to see what comes in your kit!

With the You & Me kit, you'll create two fully embellished two-page layouts using the included instructions, papers, D-size stamp set, and accessories.  This kit is more than 50% off the retail price.  You'll win by getting the kit at a phenomenal price, and those in the weather-devastated regions will benefit from your charitable contribution.

Together we can make a difference; together we are stronger!

Offer valid June 1–30, 2011, or while supplies last. No qualifying purchase required. Tax and shipping/handling charges apply.

***  I totally skipped the scrapbook layouts for now and used this kit to create these fabulous cards I've shown here. See below for a few additional pictures of the entire card! ***
I am in love with clear cards!

Here's the inside

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