Raffle Basket for Create Dance Center’s Annual Applebee’s Fundraiser!

Every year Victoria and Olivia’s dance studio holds a fundraiser breakfast at Applebee’s in Farmingdale and the kids serve everyone breakfast and Santa even stops by for a visit!!  All proceeds go to the Competition team to help defray costs for costumes and competition fees.  Create Dance Center is a wonderful environment for young dancers.  Not only do they learn ballet, tap, hip hop, jazz, etc; but they also stress the importance of being a good person.  They teach the kids to respect others, how to look out for one another, and they also have them participate in charitable events where they raise money for different causes each year.  The dancers also get the opportunity to student teach the smaller kids and the classes held for children with special needs.  It is so important for kids to be able to appreciate all that they have and to help those less fortunate or in need.  I am very thankful that my girls dance at Create Dance Center, and I am so appreciative for all of the added life lessons they receive.

As part of the breakfast festivities, each family is asked to bring in a basket that can be raffled off.  I, of course, made a card basket 😀. So this year, my basket includes 18 cards, a pinwheel bouquet and assorted bookmarks and tags.  It took me quite a while to get it done, but I love it!  I even had some help from Victoria and my nephew Nicholas!

It is going to be hard to list all of the various products I used, so I will list out the companies instead and try to include some of the designers too.  I love to use materials from different designers since they each have their own style and there is so much out there today.  Most of the cards have something stamped or die cut on the inside too even if I don’t have pictures of it all.  I’ll be posting all of the individual card pictures on my Instagram page if you want to take a closer look.

Sizzix; The Stamps of Life; Stephanie Barnard; Tim Holtz; Altenew; Crafter’s Companion; Sara Davies; Elizabeth Craft Designs; Anna Griffin; HSN; My Favorite Things (MFTStamps); Simon Says Stamp; Papertrey Ink; Lawn Fawn; Taylored Expressions; Darice; Concord & 9th; Zig Kuretake; Imagine Crafts; Tombow USA , We R Memory Keepers, Spectrum Noir, and Spellbinders.