American Red Cross: Send a Card to a Hero

For a fifth year, American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes are partnering to ensure all Americans have an opportunity to send a touch of home this holiday season to members of our U.S. military, veterans and their families, many of whom will be far away from home this holiday season. Throughout the holiday season, the […]

Holiday Mail for Heroes 2010

It’s that time of year again! The American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes have teamed up for the fourth annual Holiday Mail for Heroes program. From now until December 10th you are invited to send holiday cards to our American service members, their families, and veterans all over the world. Anyone can send a card […]

Video Shares: Nashville Flooding & Scrapbook Ideas

      With the tremendous storms and flooding in the southeast, some of my best pals are in Alabama and Mississippi volunteering with the American Red Cross. It is truly a privilege to be able to serve those affected by disaster and I expect to be deployed to Tennessee myself in the next few days. Please […]

Haiti Relief: I {Heart} Hearts

Stampin' Up!'s Haiti Relief effort includes the gathering, sorting and packing of 5,000 hygiene kits. Employees volunteered their time to help in the relief effort. You can also help make a difference in the lives of those who continue to suffer from the effects of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12. From […]

Red Cross Aid Reaches Haitian Earthquake Survivors

I've been working this week with the American Red Cross — mostly working with the Metro Atlanta Chapter and our local Disaster Action Team. I am so moved by the sincere wish of so many people to help, and spent most of Friday helping to answer the phones. The number one question I heard: How […]

Cyber Monday: For You & Our Troops

Today marks the last day of Stampin' Up!'s remarkable Holiday Extravaganza Sale, with savings of 30-50% on your favorite crafting products…   and     Today marks the last day for you to enjoy FREE SHIPPING by ordering through me by email or phone…    and     Today marks the last day for you […]

Holiday Mail for Heroes Campaign

You can play a big part in getting holiday cards to our service men and women this holiday season. Share holiday cheer with some of the 1.4 million who currently serve in our military and 24 million veterans who have served in the past.  For the third year, the American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes, […]

How to Have a Safe Halloween

The American Red Cross has a short video on Halloween Safety Tips. The Red Cross also offers a short pdf document of Lucky 13 Halloween Tips. Today’s card features Halloween Frights stamp set (item #111766), a jumbo wheel called Frightful Fence (item #113632) and Grateful Greetings (item #116511). With 12 greeting images for Halloween, Thanksgiving, […]

Change A Life: Vote in Target Contest

Target is ready to donate a total of $3 million dollars to charity. Help decide which charities receive the much-needed dollars by voting in Target's Facebook contest. Each vote you cast will help change lives—at no cost to you. Please vote now—and once every day until May 25. Your vote is your gift! http://www.redcross.org/facebook In […]

World Red Cross Day, May 8

The month of May has all kind of notable dates. Along with being National Scrapbooking Month, National Strawberry Month, and National Family Month, this day in May is significant for the Red Cross. Volunteers with the American Red Cross join today with 165 other national societies to commemorate World Red Cross/Red Crescent Day. I live […]

Yes We Did!

Holiday Cards for Heroes 2008 just sent a message that not only did we achieve the goal of sending 1 million holiday cards to military personnel and their families, but surpassed it by 444,000! My sincere thanks to each one of you who participated by sending cards or by telling others how to participate. Here’s […]

Be Safe & Be A Blessing

The American Red Cross and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released results of a survey showing the majority (79%) of Americans are concerned about the rising cost of heating their homes, and many will use an alternative heating source to reduce their bills this winter. The survey also identified increased fire hazards with appliance […]

The G, H and I of Hurricanes

Whew! What a start to Hurricane season in the south. Regular postings of stamping and scrapbooking will resume shortly; the needs of those displaced from their homes due to Hurricane Gustav and planning for Hurricanes Hanna and Ike have occupied my attention for the last several days. I'm a disaster relief volunteer with the American […]

Too ‘Tweet for Words

Ah, it is good to be back! I’ve been home for a little more than a week now, and have caught up on my sleep. Not caught up on laundry, work tasks, blogging or stamping — yet! My experience as a Red Cross caseworker working with flood victims in the Midwest is difficult to describe. […]