Sunday, June 30, 2013

PixelScrapper Sweet Things Collab

I am so thrilled to be part of the mega collab the PixelScrapper community has put together! This has turned into the most amazing project. This is not a blog train. This is one mega kit which has been beautifully coordinated. Every piece has been quality checked, and there are some phenomenal designers involved!

This is the amazing (and enormous) collab:

Here is my portion:

You can download my portion HERE.

The entire list of places to collect portions of the collab is HERE.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Fibromyalgia Awareness Blog Train

The Digi Blog Train List is focusing on Fibromyalgia Awareness this month. As some of you know, I myself have fibromyalgia, so this month was special for me. We had a beautiful bright color palette to work with, too! Here is what I came up with:

You can download my portion HERE.

I'm sure some of you are wondering what is up with the spoons.... While you can learn about Fibromyalgia here, what you really MUST read is The Spoon Theory. Yes, The Spoon Theory. This story does a better job of explaining what it is like to live with chronic pain than anything I could ever come up with on my own. Please, take a minute to read it! It will help you to understand what its like to live with not just Fibromyalgia, but all types of chronic pain.

Some quick Fibromyalgia facts:

-The major symptoms of FM include: chronic, widespread body pain; moderate to severe fatigue; sleep disorders and disturbances; and problems with cognitive functioning and memory.

-Recent studies have suggested that FM patients have generalized disturbance in pain processing and an amplified response to stimuli that would not ordinarily be painful in healthy individuals.

-Since there is no known cure for FM, treatment focuses on relieving symptoms and improving function.

-Approximately 10 million Americans have fibromyalgia (FM) with a ratio of about 8 to 2, women over men, and it occurs in people of all ages, even children.

This is what awaits you if you follow along to all of the remaining stops:

The complete list of stops is as follows:

Patty B Scraps
Mama’s Designz
Becky’s Creations
Dakota Winds Graphics
Shuckclod’s Stuff
Xelax Scrap Free
Touched By A Butterfly
Sugarbutt Designs
Kreations By Sparky
Jenny’s Designz
Marniejo’s House Of Scraps
Star Creationz
CL Graphics
FB Queen JJ Creations
Leterati Artful Scraps
Caroline B.
Made By Keuntje
Speyegull Designs
Callaluna Creations
Misplaced Mermaid
Crazy Tiffs
Designed By Laura Wellighoff
Jody M Designs

Thank you for stopping by! Just a reminder that I have not one but TWO specials running in my shop right now! A sale and a coupon! Be sure to check them out! My store at Southern Comfort Scraps will be closing at the end of the month, and I will be having my grand opening at With Love Studio sometime in July!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Big, BIG News!

I have some exciting news! I have been invited to join the With Love Studio team! I am hard at work getting everything repackaged and the new shop set up, and I will let you all know as soon as I have a grand opening date scheduled. I want to give a big thank you to all of my fans for supporting me this past year. All of your lovely comments have helped to boost my confidence and keep me motivated!

My store at Southern Comfort Scraps will be closing as of July 1st, as I am unable to keep up with two stores at once. BUT, be sure to stop by there before then, as I have a coupon for you to save 31% off, and I am also offering a free kit if you buy "The Man With the Moustache!"

Friday, June 14, 2013

June Triune Blog Train

As an ex-patriot (I hate that term - I am not an "ex" anything! I am still an American even if I lay my head down each night on foreign soil!), the 4th of July is bittersweet for me. It was always such an exciting day for me growing up, filled with family, fun, food, and fireworks! It makes me sad that most of the time my daughter doesn't get to experience that. Due to plenty of violence against Americans (yes, even in Europe!), I choose not to dress my half-American daughter in anything "American" unless we are staying at home. So the fourth generally passes by with little more than a quiet barbecue to mark it.

Last year was different, though. Last year we were in the states for Independence Day for the first time since Luna was born. We did it up in style, with a huge family party (family came from all over the states!), tons of food, a stars and stripes dress handmade by mama, and of course, her first fireworks (she liked them!). So many beautiful memories from that day!

Ok, ok, thank you for listening politely. Now its time for the freebie you came for. :) Here is the mini kit I used to create the simple layout I shared:

You can get it HERE.

Here is the complete list of stops for the Triune "I Will Make Them One Nation" train:

Sairi Designs
A-M Digital Designs
Cajun Diva Scraps
Triple J Designs
Speyegull Designs
Callaluna Creations
Digital Designs by Elisa
If you lose your way, head back to the Train Station at Sairi's blog!

Don't forget this month's special in my shop!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 3, 2013

June Sale

Its a great time to buy "The Man With the Moustache!" Buy this fun kit during the month of June and receive a coupon for a free kit of your choice!

Be sure to check out my new CU template set, Beachy Keen, while you are there!