Thank you all so much for the amazing generosity you’ve shown to our Guy Gondron. Our last fundraiser raised close to $900 towards Guy’s medical and living expenses. For those of you new to this blog, Guy is one of our digital stamp designers. He was recently diagnosed with throat cancer, and this past week underwent surgery. I haven’t been able to speak with him due to the fact that he’s in AZ and we’re here in FL, and he’s been in ICU recovery, but I have received updates from his daughter and his friend. Today they removed the initial trach tube and he is able to speak a little bit!
I first became friends with Guy because we are geeks. We like geeky books and say geeky things. One of the quotes I have been reminding him of is from Game of Thrones (yup same books that have been made into an HBO series). Ned tells his daughter that “The lone wolf dies, but the pack survives”. We’re Guy’s pack.
We were kicking around some ideas for a new fundraiser when in stepped the ever amazing, generous and wonderful Kathie Zaban of Beary Wishes and CMS. Kathie not only stepped in and generously offered to create images so our DT can continue, she also masterminded this amazing fundraiser for Guy. She drew the images, rounded up the sponsors and organized the prizes. Kathie, you are amazing and we are so grateful from the bottom of our hearts.
So without further ado, here are the details of the fundraiser. The last set of stamps that Guy was able to draw for Copic Marker Scrapbooking was a set of fairy tale characters. Kathie has added to that with her own special Jack and the Beanstalk set.
If you donate $5 to this fundraiser for Guy, you will receive this digital stamp set as a token of our thanks. Check out some of the great things our DT did with these stamps (a full posting of the projects that the DT created with these stamps will follow separately):
Do you remember the title of this blog? The PACK survives! We at CMS have been so touched by the generosity and kindness and support that the “Papercrafting Pack” has shown to Guy. So many of our fellow retailers have generously donated prizes to our cause. If you donate to Guy’s cause by purchasing Jack and the Beanstalk, you not only receive the above stamps, your name will be put into a raffle to win one of the following prizes: (Winner will be selected Monday, May 23rd, 2011).
Grand Prize, courtesy of Copic Marker Scrapbooking and Beary Wishes (Approx $115)
– 12 Ciao Marker
– 25 sheets Xpress It
– 2 Penny Black rubber stamps
– Spellbinder Fanciful Holiday
– Cuttlebug Embossing Folder – Floral Fantasy
– Bouquet Birgritta Swiss Pixies rubber stamp