I am one of those unfortunate people who rarely ever wins anything. But my luck seems to be changing. I recently won a $25.00 Etsy gift card from a site that promotes Etsy sellers. The other prize I just won came from the Boston Home card challenge held by Beth Schrottman from the YouTube channel Bethsscrapbookroom.
If you look back through several posts of mine you will see one called, “Crafting With A Cause – Part 3”. This post explains the challenge and shows the cards made for it. Please note that I did not win based on my cards, it was a raffle type drawing for the prizes. Every person who entered the challenge had a chance at winning.
Beth is very generous and had several winners but I won FIRST PRIZE! She gave me a choice of two prizes and here is what I chose. It is a kit full of paper and embellishments from Prima’s Princess collection.
Here is what Beth generously sent me:
This paper is so beautiful I’m sure I will
hoard use it well. I’m so thankful to Beth not only for the wonderful prizes she gives, but that she sponsors challenges every month to make a difference in other people’s lives.
I hope you consider looking on YouTube and finding a challenge “to craft with a cause”. It could be a real win-win situation!
I’m at it again! I am entering another crafting challenge to benefit a charity. This one is being sponsored by Beth from Bethsscrapbookroom on YouTube. We were challenged to make cards for the residents of Boston Home which is a home for adults with MS and other degenerative muscle diseases. Please visit their site here: http://www.thebostonhome.org . Watch their videos and I guarantee you will be touched and inspired by these wonderful people!
Instead of making regular greeting cards, I stretched myself to try something new. I made easel cards that stand upright so the residents can display them and easily see them. Here are the six cards I made.
I really love participating in these challenges because I learn more about other people’s struggles as well as new crafting techniques. I urge you to stretch yourself and participate on some crafting challenges sponsored by individuals on YouTube. To find one, just type in craft challenges in the search box.
No excuses people. I have never read any books on card making or taken any classes. There are tons of tutorials on Pinterest and Youtube to get you started!
For any of you who don’t already know this, I LOVE CRAFTING! So how can you take something you already love to do and make it better? You can craft for a cause!
way too much a little time each day watching crafting videos on Youtube. I do this so I can learn new techniques, see what other crafters are making and see what new crafting products are out there. Youtube is like Pinterest because I can start with one video and end up ten videos later on someone else’s channel about an entirely different craft. It was through this wonderful web of videos I stumbled upon craft challenges with a cause.
One Youtube channel that really got my attention is Bethsscrrapbookroom. Beth is so funny and her sense of humor is so much like mine. Anyway, I came upon a video where she was asking crafters to make cards, or other items, for people who are currently undergoing breast cancer treatments as October is breast cancer awareness month. She is going to mail the submissions to patients in five of the top cancer research hospitals in the United States.
Since I am not a card maker, I decided to enter her challenge by submitting some small junk journals so patients could document their journeys. I also sent Beth an ATC (artist trading card) because she collects them. I am not an ATC maker, so this part of the challenge really scared me.
Here are some pictures of the items I sent her.
Last Sunday, October 19th, Beth made the videos that showed my entries. I say “videos” because as she was showing my entries her video time ran out so she had to start another one to finish. If you would like to see my 15 minutes of fame you can check out Beth showing my entries at these addresses:
My items start around 17:20 minutes into this video
My items finish about 6:55 minutes into this video
Like I said before, Beth is very funny and has such a good heart I think you would enjoy watching both videos in their entirety. You will also get to see some wonderful entries by other crafters.
So if crafting is your passion too, see if you can find a craft challenge with a cause and spread your talent and love to others who need it right now!