The Global Genes Project and Saturday TastyLinks

I was contacted this past week by Elizabeth Joshi from The Global Genes Project. They have started a campaign to help raise awareness of children with rare genetic disorders and you can participate! The 7000 Bracelets for Hope initiative gives denim blue bracelets created by jewelry designers to parents of children with rare genetic disorders as a symbol of hope. I can't think of a better way to use your creative talents than to do something small and powerful by sharing a denim blue bracelet. It's just a bracelet, not a check, which to me is even more meaningful because you're putting your time and your love into something that will bring someone else a little joy. Here is where you can send your denim blue bracelet (the denim blue ribbon is their symbol-jeans and genes, see?):

Nicole Boice at the Children's Rare Disease Network
24701 La Plaza, #201
Dana Point, CA 92629.

For registration to donate a bracelet and to find more information about this worthy cause visit:

Please share this with your friends, family and if you blog, your readers.

Now without further ado, please enjoy this week's TastyLinks from The Crafty Bloggers Gang!

About Family Crafts
Play along with this week's make-it-over craft challenge by submitting craft projects made using bowls.

Aileen's Musings
Find out what an Artist Trading Block is and sign up for a Valentine swap with Aileen!

Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi uses a new punch to create these cute word sentiments.

Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world
This week at Craftside there is a chance to win a 26 pack of Gutermann thread and a copy of 1,000 Clever Sewing Shortcuts and Tips, a free Valentine cherub shooting hearts graphic download, a link to a free "How to Draw" app for the iPad, tips on painting shadows and some apple recipes.

Crafty Princess Diaries
Tammy's new jewelry making book is totally official now, finally!

Eileen - The Artful Crafter
Jewelry closeout items at deep discount and a few things from your stash can make wonderful jewelry on the cheap. Check out Eileen’s Serenity Bracelet.

Margot Potter The Impatient Crafter
Never get burned by a glue gun again! Check out this FABULOUS Hot Glue Gun Helpers from Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza!

Mixed Media Artist
Have you ever wanted to try combining collage with quilting?

Stefanie Girard's Sweater Surgery
Book Review-The Knitter's Guide to Hand-dyed and Variegated Yarn

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