Thursday, August 15, 2013

Big Giveaway, Big News, and yes....Big Pumpkins.....

Well so much going on in ONE day after a slooooooow week!!!  I've got to share
my giveaway first....I've got 2 tickets to that song is stuck in
my head.....and it may not be what you think....

but it IS tickets to CRAFTER'S paradise!
I've got 2 sets of 2 tickets (yep, 4 in all) to giveaway to 2 luckies for the Scrapbook Expo
coming up in St. Charles, IL on August 23rd and 24th 2013....yep that's next week!  I'm
working at The Rubber Cafe' booth there, so make sure you stop and say hi!....and more
news about that below.....stay tuned.....

But first....why am I giving away tickets?  Well the Expo donated them very generously
(THANK YOU!) to help us get the word out about this AMAZING raffle happening for
a wonderful cause at the Expo.   Here is the scoop:

Chicagoland Scrapbooker Magazine Staff member Betsy Burnett is involved in a group
called Shoebox 1k. This group helps to pack shoebox gifts filled with; school supplies,
personal hygiene items, toys, a stuffed animal, hard candy and more. These boxes are
then sent to needy children all over the world  along with the good news of God’s love,
through an organization called Operation Christmas Child. Last year Betsy and her group
packed over 1200 shoeboxes that were then distributed to Uganda, Madagascar, and
the Philippines.

At the Scrapbook Expo in addition to running the baggage check area, Shoebox 1k also
holds “basket raffles.” Manufacturers and businesses  have donated over $1000 in prizes
to be given away. Tickets can be purchased for $1 each or buy 10 get 2 free and are
available at the Baggage Check booth at the Scrapbook Expo that weekend. All money
raised goes to help purchase items for the shoeboxes and cover delivery costs.

And here is a peek at a couple of the raffle baskets as well:

One donated by RuthAnn Lewykcyj (she'll have an awesome Uppercase Living
donation besides this CM donation too!):

This basket is from Pampered Chef consultant Shirley Van De Wege:

And here is my set of mixed media goodies that will be raffled at the Expo:

So come to support a great cause, come to shop to your scrappy heart's content,
come to take some awesome classes, or crops.....the Scrapbook Expo is a blast!

So let me know.....why would you love to win a set of tickets to the expo?  Who
would you take along to this "Crafter's Paradise"?  Let me know in the comments
below by next Tuesday August 20th 2013 by noon central and I will choose a
couple of lucky winners using Random.Org!!  And if you'd like to know more
about this great cause "Shoebox 1k" check out Betsy's blog Aim Happy, HERE.

So I am giving a quick sneak of two other, the new kit club from
The Rubber Cafe'!  Here's a peek of the kit:

You can find out more info about this amazing kit HERE.  And you'll see a LOT
of fun projects I've been working on using the kit soon!

And yes, one more thing, I have pumpkins for you you'll have to
pop on over to Practical Scrappers today to see the full'll find it HERE
and just to tempt is a peek of that too:

So WHEW!!!  I've been saving it up for ya!!!  Remember to leave me a comment
to get your chance to win the expo tickets!!!

Thanks for dropping by!


  1. I Would love to win tickets to the Expo! I would probably take One of my scrapbooking friends. Thanks, Laura for the chance to win!

    1. Also, it's so awesome of you to support Shoebox 1K!

  2. wish the tickets were good for the Ontario Expo in October, or that you were coming out to work that one. Love the baskets and your teasers.

  3. Such cute stuff!! :) Hope I can make it!! :) I haven't missed it in several years... Our family did the shoeboxes for the first time last year. :)