Cups of Kindness

My very good friend Michelle came by to get crafty with me again this week.   This time, in addition to enjoying each others company and working with our hands, we also had a mission.    I was invited to participate in an upcoming fundraiser for the Akron and Cleveland Food Bank.   Here is part of  the press release with all the details:

Cups of Kindness

Opening Dec 6 & 7, 2008 – show runs thru Jan 10, 2009
A collaborative with Peninsula Art Academy and Elements Gallery to benefit Akron/Cleveland Food-bank.

A show and sale of original hand-made “cups”, functional or decorative, 2 and 3-D, to be sold to benefit the Food-bank.

A preview party will be held on Dec 6, 10am -2 pm, at a cost of $10 per person.
The cups will be sold at Elements and PAA on Dec 6 and 7,  and the entire remaining cups will be for sale at PAA in our exhibit hall thru Jan 10, 2009.

Makes a great gift – for you to give and gives to the Foodbank. (under construction) or e-mail

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I had  decided I would make some note-cards for Cups of Kindness and Michelle wanted to as well. Here is a sneak preview of our donations.

First, here are Michelle’s lovely cards. She used stencils, card stock  and embossing powder.

And here are mine.   The first is a set of 12 whimsical cards that I made using graphics from my computer, card stock and cellophane.

The other is a set of 10 cards, made using my own cup stencils, card stock, embossing powder and watercolors.   Each cup is also embossed with the Chinese symbol for kindness.