THE ART OF GIVING: Thanks for stopping by and getting involved in this great opportunity. In starting off the new year, Christine and I decided to put together a challenge blog that would not only provide you with inspiration and free goodies, but to also let you know about the many ways we can "PAY IT FORWARD" to others in our simple and GIGANTIC ways. We hope that in combining both inspiration and giving to others, we can all make this world a better place, one layout, card, and gesture at a time. Thank you for taking this journey with us.

Our Precious Children  

Monday, February 15, 2010

I would suspect that most of us scrappers on here are moms or have hopes of becoming a mom in the future. If not, I would say that it is safe to assume if you don't fit the previous two, you have/had a mother in your life that supported and loved you while growing up. For the most part we as mothers will do whatever it takes to provide for our children. They are beyond precious to us and we celebrate them daily. We are so fortunate to have them in our lives. Children bring us inexplicable joy. Sometimes it's that "thing" they they say, or the faces they make,the gestures, wet kisses and big hugs. They give us memories that will be forever etched in our brains. To be able to provide for them is a blessing that is probably easily forgotten by us at times.

Now imagine a mother not being able to provide the most basic needs for her child. Imagine not having enough food to nourish her children. Imagine those hungry little tummies rumbling, those tears streaming down a child's face and a mother on the other end feeling hopeless and desperate because she cannot soothe the hunger pangs of her child. When we see our children skin their knees, or crash on their bikes, we wince,but really it is over quickly and we move on. Mothers watching their malnourished children suffer, can't simply move on.

A lot of us want to help those less fortunate than ourselves and do when we can,but we cannot always financially pull it off. Well the good news is, that we can help those that are hungry and we don't need deep pockets to do so. Did you know that there is a website called The Hunger Site? Yes it's true! The Hunger site feeds children and their families for just a click of the mouse. It is COMPLETELY FREE! When you click, they display ads from their site sponsors. 100% of the money from these advertisers goes to their charity partners , who fund programs to provide food to the hungry. It is that easy and the best part is, you can do it EVERY DAY!

So now here are the challenges
1. Bookmark the hunger site on your computer and click to feed the hungry EVERY DAY!
2. Do the scrappy challenge....this one is easy too. Create a layout of your kid/s doing something that makes your heart swell. One other thing..somewhere on the layout, there must be glitter ;0)

Why glitter you ask? well that is simple. This time around our challenge is sponsored by none other then, "The Robin's Nest" who just so happen to make a whole ton of glittery papers. Both Illyse and I used some of their paper and Dew Drops on our layouts to show off their product. Don't you want some too?

Here are our layouts:
Christine's Layout

Illyse's Layout

So now, to win this sparkly prize, list two things in your post to us...
1. Link your layout, so that we can check it out
2. Let us know that you visited the Hunger Site and clicked away!
It is that easy!

A winner will be randomly chosen. This challenge will run from today Monday, February 15 until Monday, March 1st. A winner will be announced on March 2nd. Okay go at it and let's Scrap it Forward!!!


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3 comments: to “ Our Precious Children

  • Tanya
    February 15, 2010 at 11:24 PM  

    I've clicked and bookmarked The Hunger Site (thsnk for letting me know about them). Great Challenge!

  • Julie Tucker-Wolek
    February 17, 2010 at 4:33 AM  

    wowwwwwwwwwwwww!!! i haven't heard of their site.....but i am glad u are pointing them to me!!!! i have been in that situation with my oldest I was a single mom the first part of his childhood.....hard thing to do...loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the dt work and this is one that i NEED to do!!! loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this challenge! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  • Cheryl Kosakura
    March 1, 2010 at 10:18 AM  

    Another great challenge from my favorite girls. Thank you!!


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