Sunday, May 24, 2009

Let's Stamp Out Alzheimer's!

So, you may notice that this post is going up at 12:01 am (or maybe it'll be 12:05! This actually isnt a prescheduled post! I'm still up!) That is because the Stampin' Out Alzheimer's event is offically started!

A bit back, I was contact by Susanna Boyd (a friend of mine, and the founder of Paper Craft Planet) and she asked if I would help and be a sponsor for a fundraising event she was hosting with Jen Tapler. I of course said that i'd love to help out! I just love Susanna! She told me all about the event, to be called Stampin' Out Alzheimers, and why she and Jen were putting it on.

Alzheimer's is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States. This was a fact that I had no idea of! 5.3 million people suffer from it including Jen Tapler's father and Susanna's grandmother. Which is just 1 of the reasons they've decided to put on this event. After letting the design team know that PMS would be a sponsor, I learned that Lisa Kind's father passed away from this disease. It is something that affects so many and at this point, there is no cure.

To become a member, go to
The suggested donation is $5. Once you are a member you will have access to all kinds of fun things! There are oodles of challenges (all with prizes attached! Freebie downloads. And daily prizes given away at random. It is a 7 day event so there is a lot of time to get in on the action!

PMS is hosting a challenge called "Any Winged Thing". It's easy to play, just use "any winged thing" on your card! It can be a fairy, a butterfly, bumblebee, angel, bird, the list really is endless! Please use the tag PMSSOA in the gallery so we can easily see all the cards in one place! 1 Lucky winner will get a gift certificate of $25 to use at the PMS store!

Members of the Stampin Out Alzheimers event will also get a coupon code to the PMS website for 10% off their order. You'll just have to look for our blinkie in the sidebar to get the code. :)

There are more ways to get some PMS goodness too! There are some stamp singles in the daily give aways and our very own Lisa Kind is sponsoring a Copic Coloring Challenge that ALSO has a $25 gift certificate to the PMS store (you can buy copics, stamps, whatever your heart wants! Thanks so much Lisa!)

And of course, as always, my fabby design team stepped up to the plate to help promote this cause!

So we really hope you'll come over and say hi!!! It's such a worthy cause and bound to be a lot of fun!!!


Tangii Crain said...

Man, I am NEVER first at anything!! Woo hoo!! These are all awesome creations. I am so proud to be part of something like this (also for the a Fairy for Kayleigh). Katie, thanks so much for giving us the opportunity to taking part in these awesome causes! You rock girl!

brenda said...

You are doing a really worthwile thing by promoting this dreadful disease, I am involved in a similar activity in the UK working with the aged and those affected.

Can't see Mr Linkey this week so here is my winged cardB

Mandi said...

Katie thank you for taking part in such a worthwhile cause and being so giving as well. All the cards created for this from the DT are just awesome. My Mom was diagnosed last year with the middle stages of Alzheimer's and it is just so devastating to my family and all family and friends who are affected by this disease. There is more on my Mom and her battle with Alzheimer's (as well as photos of my Mom) on my "A Day In The Life" blog. Thank you for caring enough to support this cause.