Thursday, January 21, 2010

Haiti Collab Update

I am so excited to be a part of this collab! As you all know Haiti is close to our heart as a family. The latest updates that I have received from the Orphanage in Jeremie is that there may be some damage to the main house's foundation. The missionaries were set to leave at the beginning of Feb. but now will not be able to as the airpoerts and travel in general in Haiti is a mess. The orphanage is making it but food prices have more than doubled, food is scarce, and diesel fuel which runs their well pump has run out. We also received some very sad news.When the truck was sent to Port au Prince to try to collect the students at University there, it was learned that one of the students, Nadine, died in the earthquake. 3 of the other students were collected along with 67 other children who were originally from the Jeremie area who lost their parents in the earthquake. This brings the number of children in the orphanage to 125! A very difficult task when there are little resources to care for them.

As far as the collab, I'm going to give you a peek at the pallette and theme here. It is set to be released on Valentine's Day. I hope you will all consider purchasing it, in order to give to a worthy cause. All proceeds will go to Compassion for Haiti relief. You can click on the banner at the bottom of my blog to read more about their efforts.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Japanese Cherry Blossom Collab Kit

I know it's Blogtrain time but the train broke down! ROFL This month Yvonne from Twisted Summertime Designs and I are the only ones who participated in this kit for you called Japanese Cherry Blossom. So here is my preview with the download links under it, and then I will send you to Twisted Summertime Designs for Yvonne's portion. She may not post hers until later as she is in the UK and FYI her portion is tagger sized.
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And here is the preview of the other part that can be found at Twisted Summertime Designs.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Earthquake in Haiti

I know that I very rarely talk about anything but digiscrapping here but I want to take a minute to talk about Haiti. You may notice that I added a widget for Compassion International at the bottom of the page. Last summer, my husband spent a week in Haiti working with missionaries in the town of Jeremie which is about 100 mi from Port Au Prince. We were very relieved after contacting the missionary yesterday to learn that the lady who runs the orphanage and all of the children are safe, with no injuries, and very minimal damage to the orphanage. But there is widespread damage, injury, and death throughout the country. I want to encourage you all to donate to the relief efforts in some way if you are able to. But this does have something to do with scrapping....a group of designers, myself included, are going to be making a charity collab kit to benefit the relief efforts in Haiti. The colors and theme will be announced on Monday and I will update you then.

And on another note, tomorrow is JM Blogtrain day!! Woohoo!! I just love this months colors and theme! So be sure to check back tomorrow for my part to Japanese Cherry Blossom.

ETA: Well, it's not so much a blogtrain as a collab kit between myself and Twisted Summertime Designs, but I love it!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!

Today is my birthday so you all should celebrate! LOL I've got a couple things going on to celebrate today. First, everything in my boutique is on sale! You can go HERE to check it out. Next, I have a little freebie for you. This is an embellished frame that coordinates with a new kit I will have coming out in Feb. called Soda Pop Shop. It will go on sale Feb. 11 as thateek's Divine Diva Deal which means it will be $2! I'm really excited about this kit so this will be your sneak peek.

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Sorry to have to use 4shared but my personal FTP isn't working at the moment but I will update the link once it's fixed.

Finally, since I'm 29, here are 3 coupons for an additional 29% off your entire order (and everything is on sale too!) for the first 3 people to use them! So hurry fast! Please just one code per customer. The codes are:

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