Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Finally Delivered the Goods!

I finally got to surprise Angie with all her goodies! **WARNING LONG POST, CARD AT BOTTOM**

She was so overwhelmed with gratitude for all of you. I just want to say again THANK YOU!! I am so touched by all of you and your selfless giving for someone you have never met. Truly you are wonderful, amazing people and I am so blessed to know you.

I would also like to send thank yous to the spectacular companies and popular crafters for your donations and for spreading the word. If it wasn't for them sharing Angie's story I know we wouldn't have been able to reach nearly as many crafters. I am so grateful to all of you: Jennifer Mcguire, Libby Hickson, Michele Gross, The Hero Arts Team, Kelly Marie at Lawn Fawn, Kate at I {Heart} Papers,  Tim Holtz, Corinna at The Ribbon Carousel, Kim at Paper Smooches, The Simon Says Stamp Team, and last but not least The Paper Crafts Magazine Team.

For those of you following along with Angie's updates her and the boys are currently settling in at her Dad's house. After a few weeks they are finally getting into a routine. The apartment complex she lived in doesn't think they will have an apartment available until after August so once her youngest is done with school she is going to be looking for a new place. Fortunately her Dad lives in the same city and her youngest son can still catch a bus to his school from there.

Angie did have a bit of a rough road, in addition to the fire she hurt her back, had a tooth go bad that needed to be pulled, after they pulled it she got dry socket, and on her way home from work she hit a deer. :( She is fine and there was minimal damage to her car. She is taking everything with a positive attitude and faith in God. Please continue to keep her and the boys in your prayers.

So let's see some photos :) Shouldn't let me take too many because she said she was ugly from crying lol

This is everything I could fit in my car :) I still have 12 boxes at home I'm going to drop off for her. Crafty people are so generous!

Me and Angie :)

Super excited about getting her mags from Paper Crafts to browse again

Browsing the goods

Thanks so much!

Since this was also a card drive for Angie I thought I'd share the card I created for Angie. I'm also entering the card into CAS-ual Fridays Opposites Attract challenge.

Since this is the longest post ever I'll spare you the details lol If you have questions please leave me a comment and I'll answer ASAP.

Thanks again to everyone who donated and shared Angie's story. I am truly grateful for your generosity. God Bless each and every one of you!


  1. I love the colors and the patterns-great design! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

    1. WoW! What a wonderful gift you have given her. I am just sorry that I hadn't heard about it. I would have donated myself. Being a hugh crafter, I couldn't bare lossing all my stuff.
      Your card is just great.

  2. Wow, stunning!!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. Oh, how awesome, Kelly! I'm so glad you shared the photos! Looks like Angie will be all set now to craft again! Bet she loved your fab card too! :)

  4. I work with both Angie and Kelly and I was there tonight when Angie got her goodies; I can tell you she started to cry opening up all the cards and reading all the kind words everyone sent to her. She was overwhelmed and astonished at the kindness and generosity from people all over...not to mention how beautiful the cards actually were, there were times she had to stop reading because she was starting to cry again.

    You all did something fantastic, and it was wonderful for someone on the outside to witness such kind, selfless generosity. Thank you for touching her heart and mine.

  5. That's fantastic Kelly! Thank you so much for sharing the photos and for arranging this!

  6. Yippee! So fun to see her going through all of the boxes. Just amazing outpouring, so happy for her! Thanks again for oganizing! Fun stuff!!

  7. I'm so pleased that things are looking up for your friend.
    Your card is lovely Kelly.
    Thanks so much for playing along with CAS-ual Fridays this week:)

  8. This is so awesome! Thanks for posting pics!

  9. Very heart warming post, Kelly! Lovely to see photographs of Angie with Some of her packages. Thanky ou for the update.

    Beautiful and graceful card!

  10. Wow! I love this update! Last night I think you were still writing your post as you squeaked in for the deadline so I didn't get to read it til this morning. I'm loving that she is so happy and got so many big boxes! Very heartwarming indeed :)

  11. How awesome - thanks for sharing - there are so many generous people in this world! Great card as well Kelly!

  12. This is awesome--thanks for sharing the photos and keeping everyone updated about Angie. I will continue to pray for Angie and her family. Love your beautiful card. Take care and God bless.

  13. Thank you! I am so happy this weny so well! :)

  14. Kelly, you angel, your card is truly beautiful...just like your heart! This post made my day! Thanks so much for sharing pictures of Angie and her goodies! She is going to need a mansion for all her new stuff! Hugs to you both!

  15. Really wonderful to see her healthy and enjoying her new goodies. :). We were so happy to help and wish Angie and the boys best wishes and luck! And let us know if she needs anything else. :)

  16. AWEsome! So happy to hear Angie and her family are hanging in there :) and just look at all the love she's getting from everyone, what a true blessing! Thank you Kelly for keeping us updated and sharing your friend's story with us.

  17. Such a beautiful post. This is really so nice of you! I wish Angie and her boys all the best.

  18. I have "met" numerous of those you mentioned and it suprises me NOT ONE BIT that they stepped up like that... I will share this post again, just in case anyone misses out!!!! God's Blessings to Angie and her boys and all involved, near and far!

  19. Fab card, Kelly and I am so happy to hear that Angie now can play and be crafty again. It is amazing when our community band together to help one another. Thank you for doing such a thoughtful thing.

  20. I hope you are still accepting goodies because there will be another delivery coming from Montreal :)