I am SO excited about this Give-Away today because today is a SPECIAL day!
This Give-Away is in honor my son, Zach. It's his 9th birthday today! And this Give-Away is also in honor of Autism Awareness.
You all know that raising awareness for autism is a passion of mine. During the duration of this give-away, I'll be sharing links and information about autism, while showing you how I've interspersed my passion for autism awareness into my art.
For starters, the guys over at MockUTV.com have created a page dedicated to my son and his story, along with some fantastic links to learn more about autism and different organizations than can help you find services for yourself or to pass on to someone you know that might need them. Knowledge is definitely power and one of the ways that we can help children and adults that deal with autism on a daily basis is to become aware of what this disorder is. You can CLICK HERE to explore these sites.
I'm so blessed to be working with some wonderful people that have hearts of gold and have pitched in to help with spreading the word and giving me some awesome prizes to give away.
I have 5 wonderful prizes to give away and that means 5 WINNERS!
This set was created to benefit autism awareness and $8.00 from each set sold goes directly to Autism Speaks, an organization that funds research into the causes, prevention, treatments and cure for autism.
Gina created this set in honor of my son and this is a set that is truly dear to my heart.
Because autism itself and its causes are so puzzling, the international symbol for autism is a puzzle piece. In order to begin to solve the autism puzzle, public awareness of the disorder is crucial.
This set is perfect for making cards and gifts for those you hold closest to your heart.
And it's also great for the upcoming St. Patrick's Day holiday next month.
These two sets above tie into my next prize.......
20 handmade gift cards.
10 cards are made with the Love you to Pieces set and 10 cards are made with the Love & Luck set. These little cards are 3 x 3 inches square and come with matching envelopes. They're perfect for putting on gifts, tucking into your child's or partner's lunch box, adding to a bouquet of flowers and so much more.
The fourth prize is:
The amazingly hilarious "mockumentary" DVD: "Inside Scrapbooking" from MockUTV
The guys from MockUTV (Russ and Kevin) have been so generous with helping raise funds for Autism Support Daily through the sales of this DVD.
Originally, this fund raiser ran through November and December, but Russ and Kevin believe in the cause of autism so much that they've decided to make this an ongoing fund raiser. Every time a DVD is purchased, $1.00 will be donated to Autism Support Daily. If you haven't yet gotten a chance to watch the preview for this movie, you can check it out ---> HERE. And to purchase your own copy of the DVD for yourself or a friend, you can click ---> HERE.
This CD has over 300 pictures of papercrafts that I've designed over the past 18 months.
It's an instant picture library right at the click of your mouse.
It's full of amazing samples for you to glean fresh inspiration from when you're looking for innovative ideas for your paper crafts.
*** This Give-Away is NOT limited to where you live.....so even if you are outside of the US or Canada, you can still participate.***
So......what do you need to do to enter this Groovy Give-Away?
Simply leave a comment on this blog to be entered. And if you want to go the extra mile, help spread the word and send people over. You never know who might need to be exposed to autism and learn more about it. If it weren't for someone sharing in a "Good Housekeeping Magazine," who knows how much time we would have lost in getting Zach the intervention that has helped him so much over the last 7 1/2 years.
I'll pick 5 winners with the random number generator on Thursday (2/21) at 11 am Eastern Time and announce the winners here!
And make sure to check back each day to learn more about this disorder that affects 1 in every 150 children.....and to see how it touches my life of art.
Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Birthday to my Zachy Boy!