Bloom Banner for Operation Smile Silent Auction

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Close to My Heart just wrapped up their national convention and for the 2nd year they held a silent auction to raise money for their primary charity, Operation Smile. I was honored to participate again this year. I wanted to make something that would really wow the convention attendees, I hope I succeeded.

I created four banners for a year-round theme. Below is the spring banner, I'll be showing the summer, fall and winter ones in following posts.


I couldn't be there in person for the auction, but I've heard from a few sources that my donation raised enough money to almost pay for one operation through Operation Smile. I'm so thankful for Close to My Heart to offer this opportunity to make a difference in a child's life.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, one things for sure! You've totally "Wowd" me!!

Karen said...

WOW! That's for sure. Whatever they paid, it was worth every penny!

Leslie said...

so pretty. I haven't tried one of these yet, but if you have a tut on it i would love to see it and see how they are made.

Tresa Black said...

Thanks Leslie! These banners are one-of-a-kind, for the consultant who won them at the auction, so there won't be a tutorial on them. But don't worry, I make banners all the time and will have a tutorial on another one some day, on youtube or ustream.

family.seals said...

That is beautiful! I have been wanting to do another one since it is no longer spring! I love the spring one we made a CU! I am going to try my hand a summer one using the techniques you taught us this week!

Tini said...

OMG! Tresa, your garland is sooo pretty and cute! Fantastic work!
Hugs Tini

Anonymous said...

Your artwork is STUNNING Tresa! I am a CTMH consultant and have had the pleasure of your teaching in person at past conventions. I am in awe of you and your talent. Thank you so much for sharing your "how to's" and your talent with everyone! I have made several of your gift card cupcakes and they were a BIG hit! Thanks again! I am excited to see the other seasons of the banners.

Anonymous said...

I forgot to say my name is Heidi Berglund and I am from Arizona. I am on Jody Peck's team.

Sharli said...

Awesome work - and from your heart! Thank you!

HUGS!

nancy said...

Wow, your banners were masterpieces! It was so much fun watching the bidding on them! Definitely worth every penny!

Stampin n da Hood said...

it was GORgeous, of course!

Amy said...

Tresa - I am sorry to have missed you at Convention I was on the lookout for all those bloggers who I stalk...er...I mean read. LOL Anyway I saw your banners and they were B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!!!!!! Oh my gosh gorgeous. I hope, actually I know, that you will have fun on your cruise with your daughter and I hope to meet (IRL) you at the next convention. Amy :)

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