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Ice Bucket Challenge

As I am sure you know, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been making its rounds on the internet. I know some people don’t enjoy it or “get it” but the fact is that MILLIONS of dollars have been raised for ALS research. Awareness has been made to the awful ALS disease. And people who have loved ones fighting this disease or have lost loved ones to ALS are feeling support. That is worth it.

When my friend Angela from Mama Elephant nominated me, I was giddy. I loved the thought of this challenge entering this hobby/industry. Paper crafting has some amazing people… and now we can take full advantage of that to raise money and awareness for a good cause. And maybe have a few smiles along the way.

So I got my bucket of ice water, created my video and made my donation…

I have challenged three people to also do the Ice Bucket Challenge AND to donate money to ALS research:

Stay tuned because I will bet money they will all play along.

My kids were also challenged. Audrey hopes to post hers later today, but here is Colin’s….

Colin nominated the awesome Jax (son of Heidi of Simon Says Stamp), the super talented and loving Kathy Racoosin and his dad. 🙂

And one last thing. Many of you may know that I recently have fallen head-over-heels and madly in love with the sport of baseball. My son is gifted in the sport and got me watching. I *never* thought I would like it. But when I watched closely, I learned that baseball is a sport of heart. Of smarts. Of encouragement. Of family. In the first week of my love affair with the game, I found this video. It is what pushed my heart over the edge.

Lou Gehrig was one of the most loved baseball players of all time. And he died because of ALS. Heartbreaking.

I hope you don’t mind that I shared this here. But I hope even more than you will consider donating to the ALS Association. Let’s do this!

xo


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  1. Jennifer,
    Thank you so very much for adding to the awareness of ALS. My brother-in-law is in his third year of the disease and it is difficult to describe the devastation of this disease. As always, God has been faithful to walk with him every day, even in the valley of the shadow, just as He promised. There is very little funding and awareness of this disease, and people generally want to give to a more hopeful cause. It has been difficult to watch the negative responses when we have a front row view of the desperate need. Thank you for reminding people to donate, and also for your willingness to get drenched! Your blog is one of my favorites and I so appreciate your encouragement and inspiration in this amazing world of cardmaking. Blessings to you and your family!

  2. Your videos are great. The owl is so good. Are you sure that he did not scream? I would love to play with the new ink colors. Thank you for all.

  3. Jennifer…thanks for doing the 2nd generation stamping technique. I have seen this before on your videos, but had forgotten about it…and I do love the results of this technique. Love the new colors of the Calico inks. Wish I could get these…maybe someday!!! I just invested in the Distress Ink pads, so will have to wait on these!!! Thanks for ALL the videos that you put out…they are keeping me hopping in my Stampin’ Room!!!

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