Tag Archive | Operation Smile

Make it From Your Heart…Day #4

Thanks to amazingly spotty internet service at the Disneyland Hotel, even getting online has been well nigh impossible, so blogging just hasn’t happened.  This week has been absolutely amazing, and once I get home to reliable service I will be posting pictures, as promised.

This morning was our 5K run to benefit Operation Smile…and I must say it was definitely easier this year than last, thanks in part, I’m sure, to me being twenty pounds lighter than last year.  I had great walking partners, too, which made it lots of fun.  And the Disneyland and California Adventure employees who lined our route and cheered us on were delightful!  I find it amazing that it is 8:15 in the morning and I have already walked three and a half miles, changed clothes, and had breakfast…with Extravaganza awaiting at 9:00 a.m.!

This is our last official Convention day, and tomorrow I will explore California Adventure for the first time.  Monday will be spent on the train going home.  The seven hour plus trip will give me plenty of “quiet time” to review my notes from this week and design a game-plan for the upcoming year.

More later.


Anatomy of a name badge

Just for fun, I’d like to share my name badge from our Close To My Heart Convention earlier this month. It was held at The Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California, and many things shared a Disney or Mickey Mouse theme. Every embellishment on the badge carried a message:

Convention 2014 Name Badge

Convention 2014 Name Badge

Of course, the center of my badge (on Lagoon cardstock) says “Fawn Carriker, Manager”. The surrounding Lagoon glitter paper border signifies that this is my first Convention. Then clockwise from the upper left is *) A button made from a previous Idea Book cover. These were used to group consultants for door prize drawings during Convention. This particular button helped me (and the other consultants who had it) win the very first drawing Thursday morning:

Here is a sneak peek of new products I won as a Convention Door Prize.

Here is a sneak peek of new products I won as a Convention Door Prize.

The Close To My Heart logo is top center. Then continuing clockwise is a pair of “Stampers with an Attitude” mouse ears made with our new Green Glitter Paper. Across the bottom is my “Rise & Shine 5K” race ribbon (from the 5K we ran/walked from Downtown Disney through California Adventure to raise funds for Operation Smile. That’s me on the extreme right, sans tutu.

Getting ready to race.  Our shirts say, "Forget the glass slipper, this princess wears running shoes!"

Getting ready to race. Our shirts say, “Forget the glass slipper, this princess wears running shoes!”

On the bottom left is the “Brave & Happy” button (all blinged out) signifying to those in on the secret that I was one of the “Group B” dancers in our Happy Flash Mob Saturday afternoon. (I can’t begin to tell you how much fun that was!)

Convention will be July 7-9, 2015, again at The Disneyland Hotel. If you would like to come with me, there is room for you on the Unicorns & Rainbows Scrapping Team. Comment here, message me on FaceBook or email me at fawncarriker@gmail.com for more information.