Friday, March 30, 2012

Flutter By Team Inspiration for FBW #196

Here's some fluttery inspiration for you from the Flutter By Team! Hope you'll join in our current challenge!!

Anna~


Harriet~



Karen~


Leanne~


Lynette~


Peggy~


Michelle~


Michelle VP~


Nancy~


Suzanne

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Flutter By Wednesday #196

So happy to see you here for another Flutter By Wednesday Challenge! Thank you to all who played along last week! I also forgot to do the featured flutterings so I'll do two weeks this Sunday--thanks for being patient with me!!

This week we are doing another card drive for a organization that Flutter By Team Member, Nancy, has been working with. Here's what she wrote about it~


It is amazing to see the wonderful things that kids and teenagers are doing now!  Two wonderful teenagers from Charlotte, NC have started this fantastic non-profit called Butterfly Kisses Care Baskets.  

Butterfly Kisses is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the goal of bringing care baskets to children who are battling for their lives against childhood cancer or other serious illnesses.  We realize that when a child is diagnosed with a terminal illness, it not only affects the child but the parents, siblings, and the rest of their family. For this reason, we strive to bring a “butterfly kiss” not only to the child who is ill, but to the siblings as well. Our hope is that we will provide a smile among the shattered world of life-threatening illness, and that we will rally a community to make a difference through the smallest acts of kindness.

What does Butterfly Kisses do for these children? Butterfly Kisses uses a personalized, and intimate approach towards the children in creating beautiful photo collages of the children. Using photos of the child throughout their life and of course, their family, Butterfly Kisses creates a cherished memory for the family. In many instances, these families are fighting for time against the disease. In addition, we send each child and their siblings a personalized, small care box filled with small goodies for them to enjoy, along with a card made by volunteers! And for local children, we provide special care baskets with toys, gifts, and opportunities for memory-making family experiences.

If you would like to make a card for one of the children receiving a Butterfly Kisses care basket, there are some simple rules to follow:
      -- Don’t apologize for their illness, offer words that are encouraging and hopeful (ie:  “Dear brave friend” or simply “Dear Friend”) 
      -- Make the cards cheery and happy…remember who they are going to!
   -- Anyone can make cards from toddlers to adults.

If you would like to donate a card or cards, please mail them to the following address:
Butterfly Kisses Care Baskets
PO Box 49111
Charlotte, NC  28277

Thank You! 



Our challenge this week is to create a Get Well/Thinking of You/Keep Fighting card using your butterfly, fairy or angel and please consider sending it in to Butterfly Kisses. 

Be sure to visit the Flutter By Team for lots of inspiration~

The nitty gritty details~
  • Challenge this week is to create a Get Well/Thinking of You/Keep Fighting card using your butterfly, fairy or angel
  • Once you've created your NEW creation, please leave a direct link in the InLinkz below.
  • I reserve the right to remove any links not linked properly or that I deem inappropriate! 
  • Enter your link before midnight (PST) next Tuesday, April 3, 2012.
  • Have fun

Friday, March 23, 2012

Flutter By Team Inspiration for FBW #195

Here's some fluttery inspiration from the Flutter By Team to inspire you to join us for this week's challenge!!

Anna~


Danni~


Harriet~


Karen~


Kristie~


Leanne~


Lynette~


Michelle~


Peggy~


Suzanne


Have a fun, fluttery day!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Flutter By Wednesday #195

Are you ready to flutter? Welcome to another Flutter By Wednesday!

Before we get to this week's challenge we have a couple Flutter By Team Members leaving us this week, Kristie and Mary. We will miss you both but wish you nothing but the best!

Onto our challenge for the week! This week's challenge is Open~ anything goes as long as your creation has a butterfly, fairy or angel on it!!


Be sure to visit the Flutter By Team for lots of inspiration~

The nitty gritty details~
  • Challenge this week is OPEN just remember your butterfly, fairy or angel
  • Once you've created your NEW creation, please leave a direct link in the InLinkz below.
  • I reserve the right to remove any links not linked properly or that I deem inappropriate! 
  • Enter your link before midnight (PST) next Tuesday, March 27th, 2012.
  • Have fun

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Featured Flutterings from FBW #193

Here's some flutterings from Flutter By Wednesday #193 that caught my eye.

Remember, if you see your creation here, grab the featured badge from the sidebar to display on your blog.

Onto the flutterings, in no particular order~

Rene~



TC~



DQ~

Have a wonderful fluttery kind of day and we'll see you back here on Wednesday for another Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Flutter By Team and Guests Inspiration for FBW #194

Happy Friday!! Hope that your weekend is off to a fabulous start! Here's some inspiration from the Flutter By Team and also our guests from the Send A Smile 4 Kids DT! We hope we can inspire you to play along with our current challenge and also to send in your cards to Send A Smile 4 Kids!!

First up we have our guest's cards~

Hilde


Christy~


Onto the Flutter By Team~


Suzanne~


Michelle VP~


Michelle~


Peggy~


Lynette~


Leanne~



Kristie~


Karen~


Harriet~


Danni~


Anna~


Have a fluttery kind of day!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Flutter By Wednesday #194

Let's get fluttering!! A big thank you to all who played along last week! We loved all the entries!!

Before we get to the winner from last week and the new challenge I want to welcome Peggy back to the team! We're so happy to have you back!

Last week we were sponsored by Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and more and there was a prize of 5 digi's up for grabs! So without delay the winner is #65-Yogi !! Congrats! please contact me within one week so we can get the information to you to claim your prize!

This week is a special week as we are part of a card drive for Send A Smile 4 Kids


A little about Send A Smile 4 Kids~ Send A Smile 4 Kids is a charitable blog created for the purpose of collecting donated handmade cards to be distributed to children while they are inpatient at Children’s Hospitals. Currently we are donating them to the Children’s Hospitals in Neenah and Milwaukee, WI, University of Iowa Children's Hospital, Iowa City, IA, Blank Children's Hospital, Des Moines, IA, Sandford Children's Hospital, Sioux Falls, SD, and to the B.C. Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia and Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, in Canada.   On any given day, there are many children inpatient in these hospitals so we would love to receive as many cards as you can send to cheer them and their families. 

Our challenge this week is to create a card for a child using a butterfly, fairy or angel. Please check the Send A Smile 4 Kids guidelines- HERE and then won't you consider sending in your card to bring a child a smile!! The addresses where you should send your card are also listed on the guideline page.

Be sure to visit the Flutter By Team for lots of inspiration~ and be sure to check back on Friday for the inspiration post as we have 2 DT Members from Send A Smile 4 Kids creations to share too!!

The nitty gritty details~
  • Challenge is to use the create a card for a child and don't forget your butterfly, fairy or angel!(and please consider sending in your card to Send A Smile 4 Kids)
  • Once you've created your NEW creation, please leave a direct link in the InLinkz below.
  • I reserve the right to remove any links not linked properly or that I deem inappropriate! 
  • Enter your link before midnight (PST) next Tuesday, March 20th, 2012.
  • Have fun


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Featured Flutterings from FBW #192

Here's some fluttery creations that caught my eye--in no particular order--from FBW #192.

Remember if you see your creation here, grab the featured badge from the sidebar to display on your blog!

Denise G~


Jan Farnworth~


Teri Sherman~


Eret~


See you back here on Wednesday for another Flutter By Wednesday Challenge1

Friday, March 9, 2012