Thursday, October 1, 2009

Final Tally!

The final tally of what we raised for
this project is :::insert drum roll here::::

fundraising ideas
A big thank you to everyone who donated, bought tickets and last but not least to all the artists that participated in this project!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

And the winner is...

Congratulations to the winner!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Raffle nearing the end.

The Ties That Bind Art Doll Raffle
will close Wednesday
September 30th at 11a.m. PST
Hurry up and get your tickets
or make a donation -
or buy tickets for someone else!
Just email us and let us know
who you are buying your tickets for.
We will be drawing the winning raffle ticket number at noon. We will also be celebrating our accomplishment and honoring those dealing with ovarian cancer.
Please join us!
The Ties That Bind Art Doll
Raffle & Celebration
Wednesday September 30th at Noon.
416 North Ninth Street Suite F
Modesto, CA 95350
The internet announcement of
the winner will be proclaimed here
here on the Ties That Bind blog
the evening of Wednesday
September 30th.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

She's Baaack!

She's baaack from her last TV appearance! We just arrived back from the Good Day Sacramento Show to Modesto with our demure and stately art doll. She looked beautiful on TV and the segment went well! What fun it was to see all the behind the scene happenings and watch. Lets hope her appearance brings in more $$ for Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. She is still on location at Yours and Mine Art Studio if you'd like to visit her or if you'd like to make a donation or buy tickets go to

You can see the segment by clicking HERE and going to the right hand box that reads Good Day Video or watch the embedded video below:

Thursday, September 10, 2009

TV Appearance!

Don't forget to set your TiVos or check the web for our Art Doll's next guest appearance on TV!
Tuesday Sept. 15th @ 8am on CBS, Good Day Sacramento a northern CA station channel 31


New Location!
Our beautiful art doll has been on display at a new local gallery and studio.
Yours and Mine Art Studio is now hosting her for your viewing pleasure!
Stop in and take a look and up close look and get your picture taken with her.
416 North Ninth Street Suite F
Modesto, CA 95350
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday through Saturday8:30 am to 4:30 pm
She is currently getting ready for
her next TV appearance and
will not be at the studio from
Sept 1oth, 2009 and will arrive
back Sept 16th, 2009.
We Cordially invite you
to join us on Sept 30th
for the art doll raffle at
Yours and Mine Art Studio
11:30 am the number will
randomly be selected at 12 noon
Again if you haven't made your donation yet
or bought your raffle tickets nows the time!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Sneak Peek!

Thanks to everyone for voting on Kathy Ray's beautiful photograph of the Ties That Bind art doll! She's won the honor of being on the cover of Stanislaus Magazine's Fall issue.
Congratulations Kathy!
I know many of you are intending to purchase raffle tickets for the TTB doll or just make a donation nows the time to do that....September 30th will be here before you know it!
Click HERE to purchase tickets or make a donation.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

TV Appearance!

See the Ties That Bind Doll's first TV appearance!
Click on the
link in the sidebar to watch the TV segment.

Buy your raffle tickets or donate HERE

Sunday, August 16, 2009

TV Debut Announcement

Mark your calendar, Thursday
August 20, 2009 9-10 am
Watch the Ties That Bind
Art Doll make her TV debut
on Sacramento & Co.
Morning show!
Click here to visit their Website

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Best Seller!

Exciting News!'s #1 Best Selling book is

Ties That Bind
A Collaboration of Love

All proceeds from this book go to
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF)
Click the link below to get a preview and
order your copy today

Use the following code to receive
Free Shipping while it lasts!

Buy Raffle Tickets to win
the doll or make a donation
click HERE to do that.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Ways you can help...

Just in case you don't know....Ties That Bind is an art doll project to help raise money for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fun(OCRF). It's a collaborative project with the help of almost 100 amazing artists. Our goal is to raise $10,000 dollars by the end of September which is Ovarian Cancer Month. At the end of September a lucky individuals' name will be drawn and they will win the amazing art doll. I know many people who hope to win her just so they can donate the doll, since not every body has room for her.
There are several ways you can help:
  • Vote for the project to be featured on the cover of this magazine. The exposure would be great and this takes less than a minute of your time. Voting ends, Fri 24 Jul 09.
  • Buy tickets to win the doll- tickets are 1 of $5 or 6 for $20. The drawing will be 30 Sep 09.
  • Make a donation

  • Share with your friends and family. Print bookmarks or fliers HERE to help us spread the word.
  • And last but not least purchase a Ties That Bind book. You can view some of the pages of the book HERE! It's a 7x7 book with 68 pages of beautiful art, quotes and inspirational stories Share with your friends and family. Print bookmarks or fliers HERE to help us spread the word.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

New Donation Total!

Whoohoo new Donation total!
We've reached $2,311 ....$7,689 left to go to reach our goal of $10,000!
Don't forget to spread the words tell your friends and family. In case you didn't know we have flyers and bookmarks in PDF format you can print to share. You can download them in the sidebar of our blog over there --->
Remember also the deadline is nearing (July 23, 2009) and we need your vote click HERE to find out more.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Raffle Update

Update: 07/07/09 Scrapbook Royalty is currently having technical difficulties with Paypal. If you would like make a donation by purchasing raffle tickets please send a check by mail or call
(619) 850-3777 to buy with a credit card.

Make checks out to:
Scrapbook Royalty
Mail to: Scrapbook Royalty
PO Box 910665
San Diego, CA 92191

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Please take a moment... help us make a difference. We have
a chance to get our ovarian cancer charity
project on the cover of a northern CA magazine.
All we need is votes. Our project benefits the
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.
Only one vote per email is allowed,
please use any emails you have.
A confirmation email will be sent immediately
to the emails you must confirm
the vote from each email address.
Please vote #1 for the
teal/blue doll form photo
called Fight Ovarian Cancer
and vote your choice for #2 and #3.

Click HERE to Vote

Please forward this to anyone you think
will take the time to takes less
than 30 seconds to vote. The winning
photo will get the cover/story on the
autumn issue...the project
could use that attention!
Deadline July 23rd!
Please help us also by buying your
raffle tickets or donating

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

July Donation Special!

Donate OR Buy Your Raffle Tickets Now
and Get 2 Bracelets!
Buy OR Donate $25 or more during the month
of July and receive 2 Teal
For The Fight Ovarian Cancer bracelets.
While supplies last.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Exciting Announcements!

Exciting Announcements!
You can now view the
on display at the
following location:

Artel Art Center Map
(You can view the doll even during non business hours)

Grab your family & art friends and plan a
field trip to see the Ties That Bind Art Doll!

Make a day of it--come see the doll, do a
little shopping and grab some lunch while your here!

More Exciting News!

We are pleased to announce a more
user friendly web address that you can
now give your friends and family.

The following web address:
will take you right to the
raffle ticket & donation page!

Please help us continue to spread the word

Click HERE to make your donation
or buy your tickets if you haven't already.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Just Donations accepted too....

We've had a few people tell us that they would prefer not to purchase raffle tickets because *after all that is a big doll and I just don't have a place for her*....Well, you if you also feel that way you can just make a Donation ONLY.

When you click the donation button and sign into PayPal there will be a link that says:

+add special instructions to the seller

Just click on that and type in Donation Only - No tickets. That way no raffle ticket numbers will be assigned to your name and you have still contributed towards our goal of raising $10,000.

We hope everyone will consider donating even just $5. a month for the next 4 months would make a huge difference.Thanks everybody!!!

Click to DONATE Now.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Art Doll Raffle has Begun!

Whoohoo! We're excited to announce the
Ties That Bind Doll Raffle is now open!
It was one year ago that we began this project. Everyone pitched in with their art. Now it's time to pitch in againby donating and spreading the news!Remember this is a tax deductible donation! Give big. Give often.If we can get 500 people to donate $20 over the next 4 months we will raise $10,000.How awesome would that be???????We can do this. If everyone here gets just 6 people to donate $20.....we can go beyond that goal!

Tickets are 1 for $5 or 6 for $20
Click HERE to purchase your raffle tickets.
If you live outside the United States we are happy to have your support however, because of shipping costs and the fragile nature of the doll, we can only ship to a U.S. address.

Please help spread the word
about our very special raffle by placing
the following button below on your
blog or website:

Image Hosting by
Just copy and paste the code below.
Remember to highlight the code in the box
and make sure you highlight to the RIGHT AND DOWN
....or you can easily miss picking up the entire's a little box!!

We have until September 30th
to raise as much money as possible.
On the 30th the non profit organization
will draw the lucky winner!
TO YOUR BLOG/WEBSITE.if you need help with this just email us!!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Raffle Info Announcement!

Non-Profit Organization
will hold Raffle for Ties That Bind

We would like to announce that Scrapbook Royalty will be hosting the Ties That Bind Art Doll raffle this summer.Donating will be sweet, simple AND tax deductible! Scrapbook Royalty....It's not just for scrap booking anymore.

Scrapbook Royalty is dedicated to raising money and awareness for worthy causes. 100% of the money raised by participants, silent auctions, and raffles is donated directly to charities. Scrapbook Royalty will not collect any fees from Ties That Bind. All money raised by the Ties That Bind raffle will be sent to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund . Scrapbook Royalty is a non profit organization based in San Diego, CA and run by founder Elena Etcheverry with help from volunteers.

Scrapbook Royalty has held fundraisers, raffles and auctions for many worthy causes including:

A Place To Bark, benefiting a no kill animal shelter

Susan G. Komen for the Cure, benefiting breast cancer

Pink Sky, benefiting families with terminally ill children

Habitat for Humanity, benefiting low income families

Unforgettables Foundation, benefiting families dealing with a child's death

Young Survival Coalition, benefiting young cancer victims

At the appropriate time this summer we will provide a direct link here, to the Ties That Bind raffle. We will also offer this link to YOU so you can place it on your websites and/or blogs. Getting the word out will be most important to our cause.
If you are interested in helping promote the project & raffle please email Studio Hen (address in sidebar).

Read more about Scrapbook Royalty by clicking the logo below:

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Finished Doll!

I can't say enough about the beautiful job Mz Jan Brown did in creating our art doll from our contributions, but hopefully you can! I was literally gobsmacked by what an amazing job Jan did! If it wasn't for every one's beautiful contributions she definitely wouldn't exist!

She is on her way to the publishers to have her photo shoot and next time we post it will be announcing the raffle but meanwhile do some gawking at the photo album!

2 New Ties

Not only did Jan create the doll from all our beautiful contributions she also created two beautiful ties for the doll as well.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Sneak Peek and last of the charms posted!

Here's a little sneak peek of the doll holding the bird cage.
I've finally post the last of the charms Yay!

Charm by: Emily Taylor

Charm front and back by: Debrina Pratt

Sunday, February 1, 2009

New Updates for the New Year!

Ahh finally I've posted the rest of our beautifully created charms and ties. Between having the holidays, having send my laptop in to be worked on and being sick I finally am catching up on things.

The above charms Were Created By Connie Williams

Tie Created By Libby White

Charm Created By Patty Lakinsmith

Charm Created By Monica Magness

Tie By Heather Simpson-Bluhm

Charm Created By Leigh-Ann Keffer

Charms Created By Kathy McElroy

Charms Created By Kathy McElroy

Charms Created By Amber Dawn