We had a great weekend, here at the Craft Farm, on our 2nd annual Think Pink Crop Weekend. We celebrated with wonderful food and laughter all weekend long. On Saturday, we went to Libby and Company Day Spa for a wonderfully relaxing day of pampering and giggling. They offer great facials, pedicures, massages, and manicures. It was great!
Bonnie, Donna, and Stephanie dutifully worked on big projects. Stephanie’s niece is getting married soon so she had volunteered to make these darling flower garden name tags, menus, and wedding programs. There are 150 guests expected at the wedding and reception so Stephanie used the Cricut to make all the little pieces and an assembly line approach to putting them together. It was quite a production! Hopefully, Stephanie’s niece will be suitably appreciative and everyone will ooh and ah over the beautifully crafted paper garden and other pieces.
Donna and Bonnie worked on National Scrapbooking Day projects for Hometown Crafts & Scrapbooking. My dear friends “scraplifted” ideas from a charity crop put on by the Scissor Sisters in Ashville, OH, last month. The projects are cute and easy to do but will certainly captivate any scrapbooker or cardmaker. Plus, they will make darling gifts to give for Mother’s Day or a birthday. You can call Donna at Hometown Crafts & Scrapbooking to make reservations for her National Scrapbook Day crop. (740-743-9334) She has limited spaces available so be sure and call for reservations.
Varina and I just did regular ol’ scrapping. I worked on few cards and some 12 x 12 pages plus I got my papers graded for school. My biggest problem was having too much paper but not anything that matched! So, I went to Hometown Crafts & Scrapbooking and stocked up on some pretty paper, cardstock and embellishments so I can “finish” my cancer journey book. Varina loved Stephanie’s pink and green, since those are her sorority colors, which happened to be the pages she was working on. The scrap fairy (Moi!) had to step in and help with a few of her pages. It’s a good thing we’ve known each other for a really long time! Ha Ha
The Think Pink Crop Weekend is to celebrate my anniversary of being in good health after conquering breast cancer. The ladies who attended graciously made donations to the Perry County Cancer Alliance and the American Cancer Relay for Life–Junction City Elementary team. Junction City Elementary School raised over $1900 for the Relay for Life. I am so proud of the students for supporting the Relay for Life. The 3rd – 5th grade students made the most beautiful cards in their art class, along with our art teacher Ms. Rollins, that I will be taking to the chemo clinic in Zanesville. First grade students donated a dollar to play Beach Blanket Bingo. Second grade students donated a dollar to go to a “dance” where we all did the Macarena, Hokey Pokey, and the Chicken Dance to name just a few. Fourth grade students donated a dollar to participate in crazy hat and sock days and to drink a pop in class. My co-workers, fantastic teachers/teacher assistants/staff members/principal and everyone at JCE, are tremendously supportive of my cancer journey and really got creative this year.
It was a great week at JCE that culminated in a wonderful weekend celebration with close friends. Thank you to: all the students and staff at JCE, the wonderful staff at Libby’s, Libby, Donna & Jim, Bonnie & Doug, Varina, Stephanie, Lori, Jan, and Ken. Love you all!