Monday, April 30, 2007

Update....

first and foremost..........
please remember the Gallacher family--Jen & Bret and their 2 younger children--in your prayers during the coming weeks and months as they cope with the loss of their sweet son, Joey. Joey passed away quietly and peacefully on Saturday evening.

i am thankful to announce that as of 8:30PM Monday, April 30, together we have raised.........
$11,443 for the Gallacher family.

and lastly..........
donations are still being accepted for the family.
To donate to Jen’s fund, please click on the following donate button. All proceeds go to Jen and her family.



please take a moment today to consider a donation to the family! and if you have already donated, thank you. the next thing you can do is tell a friend, tell a neighbor, tell a family member, tell a co-worker, tell a stranger.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

$10K!!!!!!!!!

as of 11:25am EST on April 26...............

$10,119 has been donated to the Jen Gallacher Family!

wow.
again, i am overwhelmed by the generosity of the scrapbooking community.
i thank you.
and
more importantly, Jen and her family THANK YOU!
this will help them tremendously with the medical expenses they have incurred with joey's condition.

if you still wish to donate a prize, please email me at benefitforjen@yahoo.com also, i am almost positive i have them all listed, BUT i am human, so if you emailed a donation and do not see it listed below (a few posts down), please email me as well.

if this is your first time visiting the blog, and you wish to make a monetary donation, please click on the Make a Donation button in the post below.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Updated Total

as of 6:00PM EST April 22 you have donated............

$9427 to the Jen Gallacher Family.

i still cannot put into words how thankful i am for each and every one of you that has donated to this benefit.

all for this little man.
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*photo taken 1 year ago.......as jen says....."before cancer stole the sparkle from his eyes."

continue to spread the word for this humble family in hopes that together we can lighten their financial burden from the overwhelming medical expenses that so rapidly pile up with his round the clock treatment and care.

To donate to Jen’s fund, please click on the following donate button. All proceeds go to Jen and her family.



one more thing.
there are a handful of emails i still need to respond to regarding prize donations. i will be responding soon and updating the prize list as well. in the next 24 hours the list will be updated.

it isn't too late to make a donation. just email me at benefitforjen@yahoo.com.
thank you.
t

Thursday, April 19, 2007

New Total

as of 3:30PM EST on April 19th, YOU have donated.........
$8,737 to the Jen Gallacher Family!!!!

thank YOU!
please continue to spread the word.

To donate to Jen’s fund, please click on the following donate button. All proceeds go to Jen and her family.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Updated Total and List of Prizes!

YOU are all blowing me away!
i am soooooooooooo THRILLED to announce that as of 8:45PM EST on Tuesday April 17 YOU have donated a total of........................

$7,700 dollars to the Jen Gallacher Family!

WOW.wow.WOW.wow.WOW.wow.WOW

i am humbled.
and so very thankful to be a part of such a wonderful outpouring of LOVE!

i am also thrilled to say that i am all caught up on replying to donation emails.
this is the complete list as of just a few minutes ago. i will continue to add to it as donations continue to fill my inbox.

if you still wish to donate a prize, please email me at benefitforjen@yahoo.com
also, i am almost positive i have them all listed, BUT i am human, so if you emailed a donation and do not see it listed below, please email me as well.








To donate to Jen’s fund, please click on the following donate button. All proceeds go to Jen and her family.



Prize Donations so far:

Scrappers Scrapping Your Photos for YOU!
Ali McLaughlin, CK Hall of Fame HM 2006
Allison Davis, CK Hall of Fame 2007
Amber Bailey, Memory Makers Master 2005
Barb Pfeffer, CK Hall of Fame HM 2006 & 2007
Bernadette Henderson, CK Hall of Fame 2007
Carolie Ikeji, CK Hall of Fame HM 2007
Celeste Smith, DT Member for American Crafts, Poppy Ink & Scrapgal
Corinne Delis, Product Designer - CherryArte
Courtney Kelly, CK Hall of Fame 2007
Courtney Walsh, Memory Makers Contributing Editor
Deena Wuest, CK Hall of Fame 2007
Debbie Hodge (2-page layout)
Eleena Rioux, Riju Designs
Jackie Stringham, CK Hall of Fame 2007
Jamie Harper, CK Hall of Fame 2007
Jane Hasty, DT member for Imagination Project
Janet Ohlson, CK Hall of Fame HM 2007
Jennifer Perks, CK Hall of Fame 2007
Jeri Hoag, CK Hall of Fame HM 2007
Jessica Sprague, CK Hall of Fame 2006, CK Contributing Editor (traditional or digital)
Jlyne Hanback, Scrapbooks Etc. Creative Team Member
Karen Wilson-Bonnar, CK Hall of Fame 2007
Kathleen Taylor, DT member for Junkitz
Kelly Noel, CK Hall of Fame HM 2007
Kelly Purkey, Creative Consultant, American Crafts
Kim Kesti, CK Hall of Fame 2005
Kimber McGray, CK Hall of Fame 2007
Kitty Foster, Memory Makers Books Author
Laura Kurz, CK Hall of Fame 2006
Lea Lawson, CK Hall of Fame 2007
Linda Barber
Linda Harrison, CK Hall of Fame 2007
Lisa Damrosch, Big Picture Scrapbooking Instructor
Lisa Truesdell, CK Hall of Fame HM 2006
Marci Lambert, CK Hall of Fame HM 2006 & 2007
Mary Jo Johnston
Mitch Kraft, CK Hall of Fame 2007
Mou Saha, CK Hall of Fame 2007
Nicole Keller, CK Hall of Fame 2001
Nicole Trudell, (Mini Album)
Paula Gilarde, CK Hall of Fame 2007
Rachel Cohara, CK Hall of Fame 2007
Renee Foss, CK Hall of Fame 2005
Ruth Akers, DT member for American Crafts, WeRMemory Keepers, & Paper Salon
Samantha Walker, Product Designer, Creative Imaginations
Shannon Montez, CK Hall of Fame 2004 & TwoPeas Garden Girl
Sharyn Tormanen, CK Hall of Fame HM 2005 & 2006 (2-page layout)
Sheri Reguly, CK Hall of Fame 2007
Stephanie Vetne, CK Hall of Fame HM 2007
Sue Thomas, CK Hall of Fame 2005
Summer Fullerton, CK Hall of Fame 2007
Tonja Trump
Tracey Odachowski, CK Hall of Fame 2007
Vicki Boutin, CK Hall of Fame 2006
Vidya Ganapati, CK Hall of Fame 2007
Vivian Masket, CK Hall of Fame 2007
Wendy Bretz, CK Hall of Fame 2007
Wilna Furstenburg, CK Hall of Fame 2006

Gift Certificates
(4) $25 www.scrapsupply.com
(1) $15 www.divinedigitals.com
(2) $50 www.scrapvillage.com / www.jordanpaperarts.com
(1) $50 (Anonymous Online Store)
(1) Krista Goodwin - $50 www.twopeasinabucket.com
(1) $25 www.frecklefriends.com
(1) $30 www.scrapgal.com
(1) $50 www.scrapintreasures.com
(2) $50 www.bluegrasspublishing.com
(2) $25 www.bluegrasspublishing.com
(1) Celeste Smith $25 www.scrapgal.com
(1) Cheri Vallery $50 Close To My Heart (in memory of her daughter Kaitlyn)

Books/Magazines/Photography
(2) Book autographed by Cathy Zielske, Author & Creative Director, Simple Scrapbooks Magazine
(2) Book autographed by Ali Edwards, Author & Contributing CK Editor
(3) Book autographed by Becky Higgins, Author & Contributing CK Editor
(4) Set of books autographed by Linda LaTourelle, Author of "The Ultimate Guide to the Perfect World" and "The Ultiimate Guide to the Perfect Card." (in memory of her mother who passed from cancer March 26)
(4) Book autographed by Thena Smith, Author of "Where's Thena, I Need a Poem About...."
(1) Book autographed by Courtney Walsh, Author of "Scrapbooking Your Faith"
(2) “Computer Tricks for Scrapbooking” autographed by Jessica Sprague, CK Contributing Editor
(6) Alisha Gordon, Editor CARDS – Year Long Subscription to Paper Trends, Scrapbook Trends, or CARDS (winner’s choice)
(10) Jennafer Martin, Managing Editor, PaperCrafts donating Special Issues Packages (each including Card Creations: Start to Finish, Paper Crafts Gourmet, Baby Creations, Card Fashion, and our newest special issue on sale May 22 called You Go, Girl!)
(5) Jennafer Martin, Managing Editor, PaperCrafts donating Signed Copy of our brand new book, Scrapbook to Cards (shows readers how to use elements from pages – including photos – on fun cards), signed by the editorial team
(5) Jennafer Martin, Managing Editor, PaperCrafts donating Signed Copy of our first book, 40 Techniques for Making Cards, signed by the editorial team
(1) “Sewing on Paper” autographed by Catherine Matthews Scanlon, Creative Artist Team Member for EK Success
(1) Autographed Peas in a Bucket photograph by Tara Whitney, www.tarawhitney.com
(1) Memory Makers Books, the latest issues of Memory Makers Magazine AND 6 books--titled:
Scrapbooking Your Faith
Out of Bounds
Type Cast
Toddlerhood
Focal Point
The Scrapbook Designer’s Workbook

Product Donations
(2) Anonymous Donor, 50-100 sheets of 12x12 newly released patterned papers.
(1) Jenyfer Stewart, Home D├ęcor Class Kit
(1) www.scrappintrends.com - May Kit
(1) Tracy Miller - handmade photo tile http://www.tracymiller.typepad.com/t_j_m_m/2006/11/photo_tiles_for.html#comments ($25 value)
(1) Jane Hasty - Assortment of Products ($100 value)
(1) Camille Fano - Assortment of Products from her eBay store (Cami*Chic)
(1) Renee Foss - Assortment of Deja Views Products ($75 value)
(1) Sue Oren - 3 sets of Stamped In Ink Stamps
(1) Jennifer (Ditz) McGuire - 10 Hero Arts Stamps
(1) Jackie Pettit - Assortment of Product
(1) Pamela Ancich - Assortment of Product
(1) Kim Moreno - Pageframes
(1) Purple Onion Designs - Generous assortment of Stamps, www.purpleoniondesigns.com
(1) Kelly Keller - Assortment of K&Company’s Newest Releases
(1) Wilna Furstenberg - Scrapbook/Stationary Products
(1) Jill Godon - Assortment of Making Memories Products
(1) Stephanie Vetne - Assortment of Products including Therm O Web adhesives
(1) Carline Lau - Assortment of Maya Road’s Newest Releases
(1) Stephanie Barnard Stamps (Sugarloaf Products Inc.) - Favorite Features Stamp Set
(1) Stephanie Barnard Stamps (Sugarloaf Products Inc.) - Build-A-Flower
(1) Stephanie Barnard Stamps (Sugarloaf Products Inc.) - Picture This
(1) Stephanie Barnard Stamps (Sugarloaf Products Inc.) - Fresh Alphabet
(1) Tammy Morrill, Assistant Editor - Scrapbook Trends - Assortment of Handmade Cards
(1) Technique Tuesday - Assortment of Technique Tuesday Stamps www.techniquetuesday.com
(1) www.scrapbooktakeout.com - Assortment of Products from April Kit
(1) Carol in SLC - Bracelet (Value $200)
(1) Melissa Wu - Assortment of Products
(1) Ginger Rohlfs - Assortment of Imagination Project Products ($100 value)
(1) www.homegrownscrapbooks.com - Summer Survival Kit w/60 Day Class Program ($140 value)
(1) Anonymous Donor - 3 Simple Scrapbooks Books, Assortment of Bazzill Cardstock (value $55)
(1) Anonymous Donor - Ali Edwards’ Designers Eye for PP, The Big Picture Book & Assortment of Bazzill ($50)
(1) May Flaum - Fiskars Rotary Trimmer
(1) May Flaum - Heidi Grace Stamp Set
(1) May Flaum - Stamp Press & Set of Acrylic Stamps
(1) Patti Milazzo – Fiskars Product Package
(1) Patti Milazzo - Cloud 9 Product Package
(1) Patti Milazzo - Heidi Grace Product Package
(1) Mary - Felted Booga Purse, green, orange, yellow striped
(1) www.PaperDreamsStore.com - ZAZ Die-cutting Machine and 1 Zip’ecuts Alphabet
(1) Karen Arentson - “On the Go” Nantucket Navy Vera Bradley Purse and “Zip ID Case” in Petal Pink ($73 value)
(5) Cropper Hopper - Product valued at $30
(1) Cropper Hopper - Assortment of Product ($200 value)
(1) CherryArte – Collection pack of the following lines: Cosmic Energy, Arcade, Kitty Lou
(2) Corinne Delis – Collection of her own product line: papers & diecuts
(2) Corinne Delis - Free Online Workshop "Finding You" ($66 value)(http://www.corinne-delis.typepad.com/findingyou/)
(1) Lori Grillo – Assortment of Products
(1) Kitty Foster – Collection of Cafe Chic Dream Street Papers
(1) Roxanne Bagley – Assortment of Prima Papers & Flowers ($70 value)
(1) Heather Alas – Assortment of Product ($50 value)
(9) Chris Ford – Autumn Leaves Grab Bag including 2007 Designing With Calendar
(2) ScrapbooktheDays.com - Those Were the Days Kit ($27.95 value)
(2) Teresa Wilkins – Assortment of Embellishments ($50 value)
(4) www.CreatingInspirations.com - Monthly Kit
(2) Charlene Walberg – Assortment of Products
(3) Junkitz – Assortment of Product ($100 value)
(1) Lisa Stenson – Assortment of Product ($30 value)
(1) www.ScrapSubmit.com – 1 free year of banner advertising
(1) Angela Hoffman – Autumn Diva Collage (http://www.geminiangelart.com/)
(1) Angela Hoffman – LOVE angel pin (http://www.geminiangelart.com/)
(1) Ariel’s Playground – April Kit (http://www.arielsplaygroundkit.blogspot.com/)
(1) Shelley Laming – Handmade Art: Framed Pieced Flowers w/Quote
(1) Nic Sewell – Kit of Stampin’ Up Products
(1) Rachael Pancic – Kit of Stampin’ Up Products
(2) Me & My Big Ideas – Assorted MAMBI Products ($30 value)
(1) Janet Hopkins of Heidi Swapp – Assortment of Heidi Swapp Products
(1) Lil Davis Designs – Assortment of Products
(1) www.Sassacraft.com – Monthly Kit
(1) Amanda Probst – Assortment of Products ($75 value)
(1) BAM POP! – Stamp Set and Volume 2. Patterned Papers
(3) www.Yellowfence.com – Shirt & Tote Bag Combo (winner’s choice of style/size)
(1) www.DonnaSalazar.com – Assortment of Products
(1) Stephanie Vetne – April Scrapologie Kit
(1) Scrapbook Destination, Denver, CO – Green Crop-A-Dile with Case
(5) www.ScrappinFun.com – Font made using your own Handwriting
(1) Fancy Pants Designs – Assortment of Products ($50 value)
(1) Leah Stansberry – Assortment of Products
(1) LUXE – New Collection of Products ($25 Value)
(1) Christine Traversa – Collection of Handmade Greeting Cards
(1) Chrys Queen Rose – Altered Frame
(1) Chrys Queen Rose - Altered Box
(1) Hambly Screen Prints – Assortment of New Hambly Screen Prints Products
(1) Erica Putnam – Assortment of Stampin’ Up Products
(1) Jen Adams Donnelly - Three Digital Kits by Jen Adams Donnelly from www.designerdigitals.com (winner's choice of kits--plus a BONUS)
(1) Shell Mackey www.scrapgrlz.com - 8x8 Family Album Kit (album, papers, stickers--all included) ($39.95 value)
(2) Cindy Smith - Longaberger Basket
(2) www.yourstorykits.com - May Kit
(2) Margie Higuchi - 24 designs by Margie from www.laserlinecuts.com pages 4 & 5 have her designs--$80 value)
(1) Shannon Montez - Assortment of Product
(1) Rusty Pickle - Assortment of Product ($100 value)
(1) www.coolbluescrapbookstore.com - 2 Queen & Company Embellishment Kits
(1) Lisa Truesdell - Scenic Route Paper/Diecuts/Stickers (Laurel & Rockland & Background Collections)
(1) Ginger Nelson - Year Subscription to Down to Details Ribbon of the Month Club http://stores.downtodetails.net/
(2) Cath Edvalson - $25 gift certificate to www.cardsbycath.com
(20) www.readysetcreate.com - One-Year Long Subscription to Ready-Set-Create online magazine.
(1) Jennifer (Ditz) McGuire - Box of 10 Handmade Cards
(1) Amber Ludlow - 6-week Online Photography Course starting May 7 ($155 value) www.amberludlowphotodesign.typepad.com
(1) Joanna Bolick - Assortment of Product
(2) Kelly Purkey - Font made using Winner's Own Handwriting
(1) Cindy Borcherding - Assortment of Product including: Lil' Davis Foam Stamp Words "Corner Words", Autumn Leaves Scribbles Alphabet (clear stamps), CARDS book, December 2006 issue MM Ribbonrie book, Autumn Leaves Freestyle book, 2 BIG grab bags of ribbon.
(1) Samantha Walker - Pizazzill Samantha Walker Goodie Box
(1) Software Cinema www.software-cinema.com Interactive Tutorial "Create Scrapbook Pages in Photoshop Elementswith Jane Conner-ziser" using Adobe Photoshop Elements ($39 value)
(1) Software Cinema http://www.software-cinema.com/ Interactive Tutorial "Photo Retouching with Jane Conner-ziser" using Adobe Photoshop Elements ($59.00 value)
(1) Software Cinema http://www.software-cinema.com/ Interactive Tutorial "How to Wow - Photoshop Elements Fundamentalswith Mike McHugh/Wayne Rankin" using Adobe Photoshop Elements ($45 value)
(1) Software Cinema www.software-cinema.com Interactive Tutorial "How to Wow - Photoshop Elements Creationswith Mike McHugh/Wayne Rankin" using Adobe Photoshop Elements ($45 value)
(1) Kerry Lynn Yeary - Collaged Word "Create" using MM 8" chipboard letters (or other 7 letter or less word if desired)
(1) Janna Wilson - Assortment of Junkitz Product
(1) Kelli Crowe - Bright Pink Crop N Style Bag filled with latest Autumn Leaves lines: Rhonna, Mod and Foofala
(1) Scenic Route Paper Company - Assortment of Product
(1) Jennifer Pebbles - 2 gift tags & 6 cards, handmade using A Muse products
(1) Angelia Wigginton - Assortment of K&Company Products
(1) Rachel Houghton - Scrap All Night, April Kit
(1) Rachel Houghton - Collection Pack of Basic Grey (winner's choice Pheobe or Blush)
(2) Niki Meiners - Assortment of Products ($25 value)
(1) Julie Lowry - Collection of Unmounted Stamps
(1) Joy Messier - Basic Grey Collection Pack
(1) Karen Clark - Assortment of Products ($100 value)
(1) Queen & Company - Assortment of Queen & Co Products
(1) Tracy Gossard - Memory Purse, www.memorypurses.com ($25 value)

Monday, April 16, 2007

New Total

as of 11:45PM, EST Sunday, April 15, we have raised a few dollars shy of.......
$5,100 for The Jen Gallacher Family!!!!!

woooooooohoooooooo!
this makes my heart smile.
thank YOU for your amazing generosity.

if this is your first time visiting the blog, and you would like
To donate to Jen’s fund, please click on the following donate button. All proceeds go to Jen and her family.


Saturday, April 14, 2007

note from jen

hello to all. i just wanted to share with you how much of a blessing it has been to serve jen and her family through this benefit. i am overwhelmed at the outpouring of love that has been shown to her family.

as of 7:45PM this evening YOU have donated $4,000+ dollars to the Jennifer Gallacher Family!!!

and here is an email i received from her today.
I must thank all of you. I was talking to my husband last night and crying
about how good you people are and wondering how I would ever be worthy of such
kindness. I hope you realize how much I appreciate your generosity and how
helpful this will be in taking care of Joey's medical care. Despite the
awfulness of this situation, I am finding joy. You have a contributed so much to
that happiness. Thank you for helping my family and I through this
terrible ordeal!My paypal account is: js_gallacher@hotmail.com.Again, I
cannot thank you enough! Jen Gallacher


please be patience with me in listing the prizes. there have been soooooooo many donations in the past 2 days. woooooohoooooooo! i will have the blog updated by Sunday evening with the listings. thank you to every single one of you who have helped in any way.

please share jen's story with someone today! every single dollar will help with the always mounting medical expenses.

To donate to Jen’s fund, please click on the following donate button. All proceeds go to Jen and her family.




YOU are helping make a difference for this family.
and for that, i am ever so thankful.
tania

Friday, April 13, 2007

wow.

i am humbled by the generousity of the human population.

in a little over 12 hours WE have raised......

$828 for the Jen Gallacher Family so far!!!!

Jen will receive the funds immediately so she can make the most use of them in Joey's last days.

thank you so very much.
please keep spreading the word.
please continue to pray.

donations will be continue to be accepted.



To donate to Jen’s fund, please click on the following donate button. All proceeds go to Jen and her family.


i will have an update in the next 24 hours with the prizes that have been offered so far. be prepared for an awesometastic list! some very generous people have stepped forward to donate from their hearts.

every single one of YOU are helping make a difference.
i couldn't do this alone.
YOU are helping me make it happen.

and on behalf of jen, i thank you.
tania

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Benefit for Jen Gallacher Family

The dreaded "C" word. Cancer.
I can't imagine as a mother hearing the news that your child has cancer.
This is reality for Joey Gallacher, Jen's 12 year old son.

I can't even wrap my brain around it, but as a mother, my heart aches for Jen and her family.
God has been nudging me to help make a difference for Jen's family. A fundraiser of sorts.
I know words of encouragement, money, gifts, etc----none of it will erase their pain and Joey's suffering. But it will all help lighten the burden as they live out their worse nightmare.

If you are unaware of what I am referring to, you can read what Jen posted recently in the Pub at www.twopeasinabucket.com.
I wasn't sure I should post this on such a great day for tooting and
sharing all the great news, but since I have had so much love and support from
the Peas I thought I'd better. Joey was released from the hospital last Tuesday.
His cancer is considered terminal, and they believe they have done all they can
for him. We are devastated. Parents should raise their children to live and have
good lives not prepare them for what I'm going to have to do. He was heartbroken
and is NOT ready to give up. That makes me happy, and we will do whatever we can
to help him with that. He's receiving radiation for his latest tumor in his
rectum and has quite a bit of pain. He had lots of moments of delirium in the
hospital. So scary! He hasn't eaten food in a month but receives nutrition
through his IV so that's all right. He sleeps most of the time, which is
probably both the cancer and the morphine. I miss talking to him and seeing him
enjoying life, but I don't want him to suffer. I'm just so grateful for the
support and love of all of you. Thank you for your positive thoughts, e-mails,
prayers, and gifts and cards. We have felt stronger than ever and I know why. I
will let you know how things go in the future. They give him weeks to months to
live. He might just hang on a little longer, cute boy! I'll take whatever time I
can get. ----Jen Gallacher

I have set up a paypal account to accept funds on Jen's behalf. ALL MONEY DONATED WILL BE SENT DIRECTLY TO THE GALLACHER FAMILY. Donations will be accepted until May 1.

As a thank you for donating, I will be rounding up donations, products, celebrity scrappers to scrap your photos, etc. For every $1 you donate, your name will be entered in a drawing for one of the prize packages. So if you donate $25, your name will be entered into the drawing 25 times.

I am still in the process of rounding up participants to donate to the cause and will update this blog with the details as they roll in.

So, what can you do????
1. If you or anyone you know is willing to donate a prize of any kind, please email me at benefitforjen@yahoo.com
2. To donate to Jen’s fund, please click on the following donate button. All proceeds go to Jen and her family.

If you don't have a paypal account, sign up for one at www.paypal.com -----it is a VERY easy process that will take about 3 minutes.
3. Spread the word!!!
4. Continue to pray for Joey.

and from the bottom of my heart, I thank you.