Thursday, October 4, 2012
My Creative Space - Let's Get Maybelle to Ellen
It's my creative space with a bit of a difference today.... you see, this time, around about a year ago, as I was undergoing transplant testing, Bianca's beautiful little girl, Maybelle, was also undergoing medical testing, and was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia.
She's only a year into what is predicted to be at least a three year battle, and for the last year it's meant being constantly in and out of hospital, lots of chemo treatment, no hair, and lots of sickness.
But through all of this, she always has a smile on her face.
As she hasn't been able to do much of anything at all, the highlight of her day has been watching the Ellen DeGeneres Show on tv. Of all the things she would love to be able to do, number one on the list is to get to LA to see a taping of Ellen.
About a week ago, a little plan was hatched, and it was decided that we must make this dream happen.... and LET'S GET MAYBELLE TO THE ELLEN SHOW was launched.
Now this is where the creative bit begins....
To get the word out on social media, we needed a logo, and I jumped at the chance to put my new design skills to work.
From there, I created four designs to have printed onto Tote Bags, and Maybs chose her favourite (above).
We've opened up a Get Maybelle To Ellen shop and the Tote Bags have been ordered and are on their way. You can even pre-order them now! 100% of the profits go directly to the fundraising efforts.
We're trying to garner the attention of The Ellen Show, so if you're on Facebook, it would be brilliant if you can pop on over and LIKE the Let's Get Maybelle To Ellen page, and share it with your friends.
This is just the beginning of the fundraising effort, so stay tuned!
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