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We Stamp for Lara

Just wanted to update everyone about the We stamp for Lara campaign.

This is from Madonna website and I think she explains things better so before donateing your $25, please check it out!

From Madonna Dunn (Lara’s Mummy)

Hi everyone,

I just want to update you with info on what’s been going on.  PayPal have limited my account until I am able to provide them with information on the Sanction etc.  Even though I crossed my t’s and dotted my i’s.  I even contacted PayPal prior to putting up the buttons on our sites asking them if I needed to provide them with documentation.

I cannot even withdraw the nearly $8000 that you have all so generously donated at this time until the investigation is complete.  This is exactly what happened to Tina and it’s why we made sure we had our paperwork in place.  Apparently that doesn’t seem to matter.

I am so angry.  I don’t think I’ve ever been this angry before.  I told the fellow at PayPal that I will not let this rest until they have released my funds.   I told him that I would take this to every single National TV station, newspaper and radio in Australia telling everyone what they have done.  Who’s going to resist the story of a Mother trying to do the very best for her disabled child?  And when I’ve exhausted all avenues in Australia, I will start on the US.  I told him that if I do not get access to my funds until after my sanction is valid to (31 January) that they will be very sorry.

So if you have friends that you want to join up or know of anyone else who’s interested, please direct them to Lara’s trust account:

Heritage Building Society
Mrs M J Dunn T/F Lara May Dunn
BSB 638010
A/C #:  12189650

So pass along the message girls.  We will make sure that PayPal release the funds quickly.  Word of mouth is a powerful tool.  An angry Mother is another one!

Love and Hugs,


Bad Blogger!

So sorry to be MIA!

I have been meaning to get to this but it’s always at the end of my list. I have worked out that “blogging” doesn’t happen if there are things to get to that revolve around family/house/school/ Stampin up and usually in that order. I do have photographic evidence though and that why I’m here to share it.

Whoops! Not that…..that is Richard the Lionheart- the focus of part of a history assignment that I have been helping Amos with. Ask us anything about him and Amos and I would probably know!!!

Okay! That’s better! I am running a class on Saturday using a “Jolly Holiday DSP Paper Share”. It’s a chance to get together and make some cards for Christmas which is once again so close. At Madonna’s place last week I had a play drawing ideas from lots of different sources. If you recognise anything that is familiar please let me know so I can acknowledge it. We were in a creating franzy!!! (Too many chocolate bullets!). I do know that the basic design idea for this one is CASED from a swap at Regional made from “Douglas”.

Speaking of Madonna here are a couple of photos I took on the day. She was just a little bit excited to unwrap a new set of extended cutting pads- look Meges she was saying- no cuts! Sooo pretty. (Darling Mads…you are sooo easily impressed)

This one is of Madonna and her very cute and very social little girl, Lexie. She was getting ready for a swim in the pool when she stuck her head around the door and asked “Mummy, am I just too cute?”

“OMG! Yes Lexie, you are”……… was the reply.

Enough said!

Don’t miss this!

I know Miss Kirsty won’t mind me showing you one of her beautiful Workshop WOW projects. The little roses were so cute and she made them look so easy to make. Head over to her blog for more!

Great job on stage by the way Kirsty…you were so funny!


Helping Miss Lara May Dunn

Many of you know my wonderful and amazing friend Madonna.  Well, I’m sending out lots of positive energy to the universe in a bid to help her in a very special fund raising event-


I am part of a group of Australian demonstrators called Elite stampers and we are all trying to help the Dunn family with the purchase of a special chair for Lara. Here is Lara’s story as told by Madonna.


Lara’s Story
Lara May Dunn, my fourth child, was born on the 5th of November 2008.  The first sign that something was not right were Lara’s feet which were twisted and turned.  At 6 weeks she was back in hospital for failing to thrive.  A gamut of testing was started to try to find out what was going on…blood tests, x-rays and even an MRI.  Her head hadn’t grown – Microcephaly was diagnosed.  Nothing could be detected.  There were no answers to be found in the genetic testing.
At 5 months Lara was back in hospital.  This time the Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane for laser surgery on her floppy voice box.  Another gamut of tests and a diagnosis of severe reflux and Cerebral Palsy.  This time they put a nasal gastric tube in and all her feeds were directed through there.  By October of 2009 the NG tube had been replaced with a “button”, which is a direct line into her tummy for feeds.  She will never eat a meal with our family conventionally or “normally”.
Over the last {almost} two years, Lara has been in and out of hospital with many different complex medical issues.  She is so fragile and yet has a core of steel and is such a fighter!!  She has grown so much!
With her growth has come a need for more specialised equipment.  One of which is a Leckey Hi Low chair.  A specialised seating system that can be adjusted to fit Lara perfectly.  It’s on a wheel base which means she can be more a part of our family.  She is able to be moved to where we are.  She is not limited to where we can take her in and around our house.  She can be exactly where the action is at any given time!
We are trying to fundraise the money to purchase one of these wonderful chairs – how much money??  They are upwards of $6000.  We are trying to get funding for some of it but I am working with other stampers and dear friends to find ways to get the rest.
I don’t want to limit where Lara is able to go in our house. She will never walk or run or play with her siblings in any conventional way and yet she can still be present as they do those things.  Your help in our efforts is very much appreciated.

With my Gratitude,


So if you would like to help head on over to Madonna site at


Just in case you missed us!


Michelle and I were very surprised to see that this shot of us was used in the Convention Highlights on the Su Demo website. There we were- rubbing shoulders with Shelli, Aaron, Emma and Bonnie. GO THE STAMPDRAGONS!