Weekly Warm-Up: Cropping for a Cause and WINNERS!

09/21/2009 at 4:00 am | Posted in weekly warm up | 46 Comments
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meganScrapbooking, like any creative outlet, is therapeutic. There’s just something about expressing oneself creatively that’s good for the soul. The same can be said on a larger scale—getting a group together to create for a cause is empowering and wonderful! I had the pleasure of experiencing just such an event last weekend, when I attended the Scrapping to Breathe crop, hosted by the beautiful Brenda Hurd. The goal of this crop was to raise money for cystic fibrosis, a terminal illness afflicting Brenda’s sweet son. I can’t think of a better way to spend my money. Plus, I had a blast getting together with the girls.


From left to right: Roxanne B.; P. Kelly Smith, Paper Crafts editor; some crazy lookin’ tall girl who needs to brush her hair and iron her shirt (me); Brenda Hurd; and Becky Olsen, the cute gal who invited me to this event in the first place. Thanks, Becky!

While at the event, I had a chance to chat with the always-adorable Wendy Sue Anderson. She put together an awesome layout kit for the event, which everyone in attendance received. Here’s what the page she made looks like.


Cutie-patootie, right? Do you want a kit of your own? Well, you’re in luck. There are still kits for sale here and you can purchase it knowing that your money is going to help Brenda with her goal of raising money for cystic fibrosis—sounds like a win-win to me!

 Also, it just so happens we have a kit to give away to one lucky winner. Simply leave us a comment here between now and Friday, September 25 for a chance to win.  

We’ll leave you with a few more snapshots from our day of play:

P. Kelly spent part of her crop time working on this sizzling birthday card. Who knew Johnny had a Paper Crafts tat? Surely he sports CK across his back. Oh, behave! charity-crop_Kelly

 I spent some of my time working on this card for my niece, made with cheery paper from K&Company. charity-crop_card

To create leaves for the flowers, simply form a loop with thread and then tie a knot.


There you have it, the full crop report. We hope you’ve enjoyed this look inside Scrapping to Breathe.

Thank you, Brenda, for bringing people together for such a special cause. Keep up the amazing work!

Megan Hoeppner, Creative Editor

P.S. We’ve posted winners from the House of 3Papertrey Ink and October Insider’s Look blog giveaways. Check the Giveaways tab at the top of the page to see who is taking home these great prizes! Come back often for even more chances to win.



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  1. I love going to weekend crops, especially the ones for a cause. You are having fun while supporting a worthy cause. Thanks for a chance to win this great kit.

  2. You all have such a wonderful time together! I love seeing it!

  3. thanks for the chance to win! the kit is really pretty.

  4. very cute stuff!

  5. Thanks for the chance to win a great kit!

  6. What a cute page!

  7. Always love a chance to win a kit! 🙂

  8. I would love to win a fun kit! Thanks for a chance!

  9. What a great cause to scrap for! Thank you!

  10. Thanks for a chance to win!

  11. Cute card! I love that little leaf trick. Going to have to try that one!

  12. what a great layout! and that card with Johnny Depp well there is not much to say on that one…….sorry I was dreaming for a second!

  13. The Johnny Depp card just makes my day!

  14. My friends and I go to a charity crop twice a year. It’s nice to know that we can have a good time and help others too. And the Depp card is too fabulous! (He’s awesome!) Thanks for the fun and good luck to Scrapping to Breathe! Way to go!

  15. Thanks for the inspiration!! 😀

  16. Love Wendy Sue Anderson! I’ve scraplifted several of her lo’s! Thanks for a chance to win a kit from this very talented scrapper. And also a HUGE thank you for the Johnny Dep eye candy—Yum!

  17. Cute layout and of course cropping with friends is the best, but for a cause is even better.

  18. Oooh, Johnny Depp, yum! Luv Wendy’s layout, she always takes such great photos too.

  19. Sounds like you all had a great time! That Paper Crafts tatoo is too funny. 🙂

  20. Cute fall page!

  21. i like that fall page – nice photos on it, too!

  22. Love the Autumn looking page. What a great idea for a special boy and his family.

  23. Thanks for offering the chance to win this kit-so cute!!!

  24. Beautiful kit! And for such a great cause 🙂

  25. Love the Johnny Deep card – too too cute!

  26. Beautiful kit and a great cause! I’ve done therapy with folks with this diseaase, very difficult disease but wonderful people.

  27. This is an adorable kit – thanks for the chance to win.

  28. So much talent … you had me at Johnny Depp!!!

  29. So loving this kit! Thanks for the chance to win.

  30. love this kit, thanks for the chance

  31. cool layout, love the color combo
    thanks for the inspiration 😉

  32. Love this kit. I believe Charity crops are so important (and fun) Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway.

  33. LOVE the LO and cards! so beautiful!!!

  34. Once upon a distant time ago I was a CM consultant. A good friend hosted a workshop weekend to help raise money for cancer. I donated some product that I was still holding on to as door prizes and for silent auction. I think anyone who puts time and effort to help someone else in need is indeed a truly good person.

    I love the layout concept set forth in this kit. The reversing of paper with the same colour band carried through. These layouts help me think outside the box.

  35. I would love to have a kit. Thanks for sharing with us and for supporting a worthy cause.

  36. Great Cause and a great kit

  37. Great kit! Thanks for the chance to win!

  38. I love the kit! Very pretty for all those wonderful fall colors!

  39. thanks for the chance!


  40. Love the cards; have to ask Johnny where he got his tat! Great addition to the picture. And the colors on the “Come on Get Happy” card – so cheery, how could you not be happy after receiving that card!

  41. I love your blog it is so cute! Thanks for all the information!

  42. Great kit and it’s always fun to get together and scrap!!

  43. Sounds like you gals had a great time! I want that first card for my birthday! 🙂

  44. Cute page idea and great reason to scrap!

  45. Gotta love the tatoo on Johnny! What a clever idea. Cute kit too. I love the ideas on this blog!

  46. I’d love to win a kit! Thanks for the opportunity.

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