Acrylic Album... For a Good Cause

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

First the sneak peak, now the entire project! Last week I posted a little teaser of this album...

Isn't it darling? I love how it turned out, with the bright colors and black distressing.

A few weeks ago I was contacted by Joanne for Close to My Heart. She was arranging a silent auction to benefit Operation Smile and I was honored to be asked to submit something. I could create anything, it just had to be "fabulous". Well, how could I turn down that offer? I was heading out for the annual family vacation, but luckily I'm within driving distance and I have a supportive husband. After we'd arrived at our vacation house, I turned back around and drove home for a 24 hour creative blitz, leaving hubby and kiddos behind (okay, I did take the dog, but he mostly just sleeps anyway.) I barely had time to take the photos you see here, before heading back to our vacation destination. Last week was the big Leadership convention for Close to My Heart and the silent auction was part of the event. There were more than 50 beautiful pieces of artwork from consultants (like me!) and the CTMH art department. The auction raised over $5,000 for Operation Smile, meaning that approximately 20 children will be receiving a life-changing operation courtesy of the generous bids of the attending Close to My Heart consultants.

All products are Close to My Heart, with the exception of the sheet music. I used an old Disney songbook to create these "musical" flowers. To view the entire album, you can click on the arrow to start the slideshow, or double click on the image so you can view each photo separately.

18 comments:

Sharli said...

Oh My Goodness, Tresa! How incredible!!! It's truly FABULOUS!

HaleyD said...

When I saw your sneak peek, I just KNEW what it was for! Someone is very lucky to have helped a child and gotten your FABULOUS album to boot! Love it!!!!

Karen said...

Absolutely amazing! I would have died to be able to bid on it. One of my downline thought she had gotten it and then I guess Joanne put in one more bid at the end. Darn! At least I could have drooled over it at team meetings. lol.

Sarah said...

WOOOOOOOWEEEEE that is one Gorgeous Album! You did an amazing job for a great cause. Congrats on being asked to participate!

Sheila said...

Tresa - this is truly fabulous! It's so great to be able to see all of the inside pages. Your attention to detail is just incredible.

Stampin n da Hood said...

I'm so glad you posted the entire album!
The "ruler" natzi was preventing us from seeing the whole thing! LOL!

Great cause, great project, T!

Rhett and Tiffanie Jackson said...

that is darling! you are so clever using the music paper! love that! I think that is so amazing about the money raised for operation :) I love your blog, you inspire me to be more creative! Thanks!

roxybonds said...

Absolutely fabulous!

shannonmvt said...

Tresa, You're telling me that you created this within 24 hrs (of course with sleeping time)! Wow, is that amazing! Thanks so much for sharing.

Jeanne said...

Absolutely gorgeous! What a wonderful project for a wonderful cause. How fantastic that you were asked to participate.

Love all the details you added to make this one very special album.

Thanks so much for sharing!

Amy said...

That is so cute! I really had fun when I made my album I should make a new one soon. :)

Samantha said...

This is truly stunning. A wonderful way to help those in need. TFS!

AaronB said...

You rock! and you are an inspiration to the rest of us!

Michelle said...

Fantastic album! You always do such incredible work! I love all the detail and the variety of product you used. Thanks for sharing and inspiring once again!

Andrea said...

It`s a wonderful album - luv it!
many greetings
Andrea

Michelle Nist said...

Tresa, this was SO gorgeous in person. We all so wanted to pour over it but we weren't allowed to TOUCH! Thanks for taking such awesome photos and sharing them... love, love, love it!!

sandyh50 said...

Wow, what a great album! Thanks so much for sharing it, I would love to see it in person.

Anonymous said...

that is fabulous!! (of course) nobody asked how much it went for, and I can't stand it not knowing, because I know how high I would have gone to have it...Helen

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