This past Saturday we hosted our very first Scrap Pink event – it was my first time doing a crop from start to finish by myself. We did it as the Divine Desert Divas but in the past, all the crops I have been a part of happened at a store or through SBR where I was not the point person. Organizing a charity crop ain't no joke!
It was rough at times, alot of work, and the last week I was in a car accident so my neck was killing me. It seemed the sky was falling for all of our volunteers…moving this weekend…throwing out backs…sick family members…getting sick themselves…trying to gather donations with no car! In the end, our event was
Everyone kept coming up to us during the event saying what a great time they were having, how yummy the food and snacks were, how they loved the table decor, how we outdid ourselves! It was so great to see our hard work, hours of meetings and preparation, and sleepless nights pay off. We're already planning next year's event!
Here are some highlights from the event:
Yvonne Ojeda, Education Director for Komen for the Cure Inland Empire came at tea time to educate us about Komen, their mission, and about breast health. Our volunteer, Jennifer Ward, is seen here chatting and getting support from Yvonne – Jennifer has a family member who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Not only did we fundraise, we spread hope and support!
This event was made possible by donations from:
- Starbuck's, Main & Mountain in Hesperia, CA
- Cristal Rubio, Tupperware ph: 760-912-8018
- Ylia Sedillo, Dove Chocolatier
- Laura Miller of Desert Scrappers and Close to My Heart
- Zutter Bind It All
- Monique Beck, Creative Memories
- Erica Kovach, Arbonne
- Jennifer Priest, Hydrangea Hippo
- April Peel, Longaberger
- Maria Getz, Stampin' Up!
- Repurposed Denim by Natasha
- Tattered Angels
- Lil D's Hair Salon, Victorville
- Farmer Brother's Coffee
- Stater Bros. Markets
- Pizza Factory, Hesperia, CA
- Smoke + Fire BBQ by Xaver Priest, xpriest75[at]yahoo[dot]com
- SAM Charms by Samantha Welch
- Seabrook Guillen, Avon
- Craft Mates
- Aprile's Attic
- Cards by Pat Deibler
- Tricia Gray, The Canon Printer Lady
- Pat Chastain
- Say It With Letters
- Color Me Miki
(Cathy was unable to stay at the event due to a family emergency- we appreciate your generosity in giving to this worthy cause Cathy!!)
Queen of Sweets: Lara Askin
Lara came to the event all the way from Sacramento and made a homemade sweet! Thanks again to everyone who made this event a success. We were amazed, humbled, and delighted at the support of the attendees, our tireless volunteers, and the Divine Desert Divas, without whom this would not have been possible. And thank you to Scrapbook Royalty for helping us with the administrative side!!