Friday, October 24, 2014

My Magnificent Fall and a freebie

 Ginger's Scraps N Pixels has a new kit for the October mixology at GDS, My Magnificent Fall. This kit was so much fun to work with, or should I say the kit & 2 minis, along with the masks & splatters. There is a lot to this month's mixology! So without further ado here is a look at the kit:

 I have a ton (literally) of LOs to share with you from this kit, I had a hard time figuring out which pictures I wanted to use so I decided to just make LOs with all the pictures & post all of them. It has taken so long for fall to finally make it's appearance here in Montana, the leaves finally started changing in just l the last two weeks, so I am really enjoying the beauty of the colors of the Big Sky State.

 I can honestly say that the girls had a blast having all the fun that we captured in these pictures. I am having a very good friend of mine take pictures of all of my kidlettes. I wasn't happy with Bubba's school pictures the last couple of years & Classy Does does such a good job. (Not to mention it only costs me the price of printing out the pictures, lol) I will be showing you plenty more of the pictures that we have captured of my greatest joys, my children, in the coming months.

 So now I am sure that you are chomping at the bit for me to get to that freebie. I am sure that you will recognize this cluster from the first LO on here. It is a beautiful template of LissyKay's that I used. I love her templates & as many of you know from this post, she has been having some troubles, so please go pick up the wonderful collab that so many of the designers made & take a look at her store while you are there. I never get tired of using her templates & I am sure once you try them you won't either. :)

 Now for that freebie:

Click on the preview to be taken to download. :)
                                            (Link has been fixed. I am so sorry about that.)
 Have a wonderful Fall & stay scrappy! :)

Friday, October 17, 2014

That's What Friends Are For collab and a Freebie

The wonderful thing about being a part of the digi-scrap community is the way we come together from all over the world to raise money for a cause, a catastrophe or a friend in need.
This time we come together for one of our own.
Melissa Melanson-Dawes (aka LissyKay Designs) just underwent her 14th spine operation and now has to face yet another operation.  She has had to take her 3rd leave of absence from work and will have to stay on bed rest following this next operation through the end of the year.  With all the medical bills and cost of living, the family is not in a financial position to do this, but has no choice as Melissa's spine damage has worsened to the point that she was losing the ability to walk.

Still recovering from the last round of surgeries, the family now finds themselves in an even worse position than before.  Melissa still needs more treatment and the family is facing losing their small condo due to their finances being drained.  We hope that you will join in and help the Dawes family during their time of need so that Melissa can continue to receive the life-saving care she requires.  They have kept the drastic nature of their situation quite private, but it is at a point they stand to lose what little they have and this will impact the further care Melissa needs.

Many know Melissa has struggled for years, but most don't know this all started when she was in a car accident as a teenager.  Her husband, Alan, works 2 jobs but this barely touches the debt they have had to take on for Melissa's medical treatment.  Doctors believe they finally have a solution to prolong Melissa's physical abilities and with all things going right, she will be able to work for a few more years.  The doctor does not expect her to have many years left of employment and she will have to take a permanent disability. 

Many thanks to the 22 amazing designers have come together to help raise money for this wonderful family:
2 Curly Headed Monsters, A Fish Designs, A Little Giggles Designs, Angel Wing Scraps, Anne-Marie Designs, Arizona Girl, Cajun Diva Scraps, Christine Martin, Created by Jill Scraps, Dana's Footprints, Dream4Ever Designs, Ginger's Scraps N Pixels, Jilbert's Bits of Bytes, LouCee Creations, Manu Scraps, NBK Designs, Patty B Scraps, Studio Wendy, The Urban Fairy, Studio4 Designworks, Dagi's Temp-tations & Zesty Designs and their super talented Creative Teams who have created such wonderful layouts for your inspiration!
Available for for a limited time for just $15 at:
GingerScraps & GDS

Take a look at this AMAZING Collaboration! 
All proceeds (less Paypal fees) from the sale will be donated to the Dawes family.
If you care to donate privately, please visit their family page HERE

Here's a peek at just a few of the wonderful layouts created with this amazing kit!
While you're grabbing up this wonderful collab at
GingerScraps or GDS, make sure to visit Melissa's stores while you are there:
 GDS | GingerScraps
(she has some incredible templates!)

Many thanks from us to you!
                                                                                                                                                                     Here are some more layouts from our beautiful CT:                                                                                

 And now for your freebie from this wonderful kit.                                                                              
Click preview to be taken to download. :)

 Don't forget to check the other blogs for Ginger's CT members to find more wonderful freebies from this beautiful kit:                                                                                                                                      
Ginger- Ginger's Scrap N Pixels
Lisa- The Cherry on Top
Chandra- Mom 2 A Princess

 Please do go pick up this wonderful kit that these designers have created for this worthwhile cause & by all means... Stay Scrappy! :)