Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Amount raised so far...


So far Spirit of Summer collab has raised over $2600.00.

This kit was only released last Friday so it has raised this much in under ONE WEEK!!

That's awesome.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Kit to aid Victoria Bushfire Appeal

Spirit of Summer is a charity collab benefiting the Victorian bushfire Appeal. Not only has this effected Australians, but human beings the world over. 29 Australian and international designers have banded together to help support many Australians, animals and communities decimated by one Australia's worse national disasters.

What happened? On Saturday, Feb 7, the temperature in Melbourne was 33'c by 9am. By noon it was 40'c and by 2.50 pm soared to 47.9'c (a state record).Thousands of people were also about to start running from the inferno that would become one of Australia's worst peacetime disasters. Trees ignited in the blink of an eye. By the time people heard the roar, it was too late to flee ahead of the flames.Unfortunatly no one or thing could have stopped this inferno that wiped out communities, bushland, and lives within minutes. Many towns now cease to exist!.After watching interviews with survivors, many say that they cant put into words what they went through, saw or felt on that day.Here are just a few pictures(courtesy of google,The age,sbs &abc Aust.) of this horrible disaster:

Why is this charity kit different?No money will change hands at Scrap N Tag (our host website). We are asking for your support by donating DIRECTLY to one of the following charities:
can be made
here: The salvation Army or here: Australian Red Cross

What do I get for my donation and where: You will be helping the people of Victoria, Australia most importantly, but you will also receive this amazing MEGA kit (see below).
There are 167 papers, 326 elements, 2 Alphas and a glitter syles pack as well.How amazingly fabulous is that and you can receive all of this for as little as a $5.00 donation.(**Vouchers will be emailed upon receipt of proof of Donation**)
But thats not all! For showing us how much you all really care, you not only get the MEGA kit but receive a Quickpage Album if you donate over $10.00...WOW how awsome is that!

To receive your Charity collab go here at Scrap N Tag (** Don't forget your receipt of donation**)Donated! Wear your blinkie proudly: (made by Michelle Filo)

I want to personally thank those invloved in the creation of this MEGA kit? Dont we all! 29 ladies have done an amazing job planning, creating,collating and Advertising for this Charity appeal! Below is a list of blogs with the names of these 29 people. Please leave some love for them all to let them know how appreciated there efforts have been.

A work in Progress-designs by Vicki
Ambowife Designs
Carjazi Designs
Carolyn Kite- Co-Owner of Scrap N Tag
Chaos Lounge
Charlie's Digiscraps
Color with Caryn
Desert Designs
DigiLover's Addiction
Emcee Scraps
Gillian Foley- owner of Snap & Scrap
HoleyCow Designs
Jeanette Bollinger Designs
KimB's Designs
KylieM Designs
Lindsay Jane Designs
Mel_h Designs
Piggyscraps Designs
SKrapper Digitals
Scrap'it Designs
Scrappin happens/Julie C Designs
Shazbutt's Digi Scrapz
Sweet Blossom Designs
WenchdGrafix Designs
Zesty Digi Designs
Tony Autrey Designs
PST Designs
Designs by Aliya
Scrapidea Timkova
Personally i would like to thank Vicki and Shaz for all the organising of this wonderful collab and to Carolyn for hosting this at her website, collating and doing the previews.You have done an amazing job ladies. Also to my fellow designers, without your generosity this Charity Kit would never have happened...well done!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Victorian bushfire appeal

A group of Australian digi designers (and a few others from overseas who wanted to help out) have banded together to do a mega-kit to help raise funds for the Victorian Bushfire Appeal.

This collab kit is almost finished - we worked on it over the weekend - and it is being quality checked right now. As soon as previews are finished and the ads done, you will hear about it...

This is one totally awesome and amazing kit. You will just want it so badly!!!!

I'll keep you posted.

Sale at ScrappinOutLoud

One of the stores I sell my designs at - - is having a storewide sale - 35% off - on now...

check it out...don't miss out!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Blog freebie

Hey, check out the blog at Bouquet Of blog freebie for February is up and has just a few days left for downloading...

Don't say I didn't tell ya!

Floods at one end, fires at the other

It's been said before - "Australia is a land of contrasts". This couldn't be truer than right at the present time.

We have floods in the north of Australia, stretching down into the desert basin around Birdsville. Many many people have been affected and one large town has been isolated for days and days. Only now are emergency vehicles with supplies being allowed in on the roads.

But far, far worse is the situation in the south, in Victoria, where massive bushfires have burned for days, wiping whole towns off the face of the map. Aerial views bring to mind what a war zone looks like that has been bombed. It is just total destruction and devastation.

The loss of homes, is nothing really, compared with the tragic loss of life. People who just couldn't race the fire and were consumed by it. Already the count is nearing 200 and that is expected to rise as embers cool and the authorities can go in and find bodies. Several people are listed as missing. It is so terribly heartbreaking. At least in a flood you don't generally lose everything you have, but in a fire, it is different story. People have lost not only all their material possessions, but they have lost loved ones as well. It is an unbelievable tragedy, the like of which Australia has not seen before. It is a national disaster...and still the fires burn...and that's just in one state. Many other bushfires burn in New South Wales as well.

Hopefully, the person or persons who deliberately lit some of these fires will be caught and brought to justice.

It is so, so sad.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Here's a challenge for you

I run the Scripture Verse Challenge over at and I've put up the verse for the February challenge. I've made word art for this verse and if you'd like to take part in this challenge you can find the link to download the free word art in the Challenges section of the Life-Scrappers forum.

Here's the link -

You'll need to register in the forum and gallery if you wish to take part.

(The word art for the January challenge is still up so you can grab that too, but be quick, it's not going to be available for much longer. We won't mind if you post a late entry for this challenge either.)

Come on over and join in the fun.

Lots of rain...and frogs

Yep, the frogs are having a great time as we experience our 'Big Wet' here in the tropics. I decided to create a new kit and I've called it "Froggy Pond". I did six photo extractions to include in this kit plus there are 27 other beautiful embellishments. There are also 20 individual background papers with the pond theme. This time I'm offering the papers and elements as separate packs - or the entire kit as a whole which costs a little less.

These are in stores now at:

Pop by one of the stores and take a look.