Earlier this week I gathered in my stamp room with Sharon and Corren to prepare for a Cupcakes For A Cause Fundraiser. Sharon and Corren are raising funds to go to the Philippines as part of an outreach team with Aria Children's Fund Project20 to help provide clean water to children in need.
We had over 40 people who RSVP'd to stop by our event which was held in my home on Friday. For $20 each guest was given and make and take packet to create three cupcake cards as well as a box and belly band to custom pick 4 delicious cupcakes made by Corren's business Charney's Cupcakes and Treats. 100% of the entrance fee went to Corren and Sharon to help raise the money they needed for the trip.
We were tremendously blessed by the support we received from so many wonderful people who came to spend some time creating cards and choosing cupcakes knowing that they were making a difference!
Here is a closer look at the cupcake cards.
All of the cards were note card sized and featured the same color scheme, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Mint Macaroon and a touch of Real Red.
Each card also featured punches and some embossing with our Big Shot to add texture.
It was so much fun creating these cards knowing they would be used for the purpose of helping two friends in need and a very worthy cause.
Everyone who attended was excited to be there! Some, like this little cutie pie above were excited to stamp their cards!
While others like Anna Marie, made it quite obvious that they were more excited to be there for the cupcakes!
As each guest came through the door we gave them a empty container wrapped with a decorated belly band. They brought it to this cupcake bar and got to fill it with four cupcakes. There were lots of delicious flavors to choose from, Red Velvet, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Cookie Butter, Strawberry, Mint, Cookies and Creme and so on.... Needless to say it was hard to choose just four.
As each guest prepared to leave they were given the above water bottle to remind them of how privileged we are to have such easy access to clean water and to thank them for their generous partnership and support in their mission.
Thank you so much to everyone who stopped by. Thank you also for those who couldn't come but still donated to help the cause. We had an amazing day together and the event was a huge success that helped Corren and Sharon reach their goal. It was such a blessing to be a part of helping two special friends knowing that by doing so their work would make a huge difference in the lives of many people, especially children in the Philippines.