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I started this blog in April 2012 so I could join Challenges. I am now on some design teams. I hope you like my cards. I started stamping in 1995 but my cards are still mostly cute.
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Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Fundraiser blog hop

Good morning and welcome to the Digis for Debbie Fundraiser Blog Hop. Recently, we learned that Mrs. Debbie Lynch, the beautiful and loving mother of Heather Dennis, owner of Fresh Brewed Designs, was diagnosed with a rare form of uterine cancer. As most of you may know, cancer related medical costs can be quite expensive, and Mrs. Debbie currently has no medical insurance, which makes the cost significantly higher. Therefore, we have decided to help raise enough money to cover these medical expenses, as well as aftercare expenses, by creating a digi shop. All the proceeds of the Digis for Debbie Fundraiser Shop and the Fresh Brewed Designs Store will go directly to Mrs. Debbie to fund her lifesaving surgery and the aftercare necessary to bring her back to wellness. Furthermore, Heather has created a Give Forward account to assist her mother. If you would like to help, please stop by the Digis for Debbie Fundraiser Shop, the Fresh Brewed Designs Store, and/or the Give Forward Account. For those of you who are not able to contribute monetarily, we would love for you to add Mrs. Debbie to your prayer list. If there is one thing we know, prayers can work miracles that money cannot and healing and wellness is what we are praying to receive.
The hop launches today, Tuesday, July 14th on the Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge Blog, and will run until Tuesday, July 28th @ 11:59 PM Eastern Time. All participants can be found in the linkies section of *this post on the Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge Blog, and we would love to have you join us! We do ask that you use a digi from the Digis for Debbie Fundraiser Shop or the Fresh Brewed Designs Store, and the theme is Anything Goes, and you can enter as often as you would like. Two prize packages will be awarded, one prize for a digi purchaser and one prize for a blog hop participant. Winners will be chosen on Saturday, August 1st. The prizes will consist of stamps, papers, ribbon, embellishments, etc.; plus, some random prizes will be offered by some generous blog hop participants along the hop.
Thank you for dropping by and for helping us with our fundraising efforts; and again, we ask that you keep Mrs. Debbie in your prayers. Have a wonderful Tuesday, crafty friends! We look forward to admiring your creations! :)

Here are links:
* Heather Dennis:
* Fresh Brewed Designs Store:
* Digis for Debbie Fundraiser Shop:
* Give Forward Account:

This is the card I made with one of the fundraiser sets

I printed out one of the digis from the set, cut out and coloured with purple markers.   Printed out one of the sentiments from the set and punched out with oval scalloped punch.
Doily is from Digital Scapbooking Studio
Paper from Daydream Designs
Added ribbon, punched flowers and butterfly, and rhinestones.
Layered all onto purple card.

I hope you are able to support the fundraiser blog hop.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges.

3 Girl Jam - anything goes with ribbon

Crafting by Design July month long challenge - anything goes

Crafting with an attitude 5 - anything goes

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything goes with pattern paper

Creative Ladybirds 5 - anything goes

Creative Moments 72 - anything goes/monochromatic

Cute Cards Thursday 381 - ladies only

Let's Craft and Create 103 - butterflies or birds (I have one butterfly on my card)

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 13 - anything goes

Paradise of Stamps 21&22 - anything goes

Sister Act Card challenge 114 - anything goes (cards only)

Word Art Wednesday 191 - anything family friendly with an encouraging or uplifting sentiment.

Your Scrapbook Place July challenge - anything goes


Desire Fourie said...

Margaret this is so beautiful with monochromatic purple hues and I am sure this little creation will lift the spirits of these two very special ladies.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Becca Cruger said...

Wow... what a terrible situation and such a nice thing for you to do. :( Sending my thoughts and prayers.

Darlene said...

Love the soft colors you've chosen Margaret! I'm hoping along too in hopes of helping spread the word.

Unknown said...

Oh, I love the overall softness of the color on this! Beautiful layout!

VanessaB said...

so very very lovely! the soft purple color scheme of it.

Unknown said...

Ms. Margaret, I absolutely LOVE this striking card. Every facet of this beauty is impeccably designed. A simply stunning creation!

I cannot begin to express how very happy I am that you decided to hop along with us. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your help, your support, and your incredible kindness!! <3

Hugs and Smiles!

Penny Duncan said...

What A pretty card Love the softness of it and the colors

Cara said...

This is fantastic! I love the soft blues and doily layer!
(Hugs) Cara
My Creative Chaos {My Personal Blog}

Edwina said...

Margaret, Your card is lovely. I love the colors you used. The die cut for the sentiment and the flowers look great on your card. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Louise said...

Very pretty card, thanks for joining us at Paradise of Stamps
hugs Louise

Pat said...

Beautiful card, Margaret, and beautiful cause. Thank you for sharing it with us at Your Scrapbook Place challenge blog.

Cheryl W. said...

Wonderful card! I love those soft colors and feminine embellishments. Thanks so much for joining us at Let's Craft & Create.

Rae Ann said...

Sorry to hear about Mrs. Debbie. Thoughts of healing for her. Love the colors you chose for your card.

Thank you for joining us at Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

Margaret (that is also my daughters middle name :)
Thank you so much for creating this beautiful card for our fundraiser blog hop. I know you were up EXTRA EARLY before the sun even rose to make sure your post was up. Thank you so much for caring enough to do that. Thank you for your prayers and support during this time. I know God is in control and he is reminding me of that with every post I hop to.

God bless you

Heather D.

Leanne said...

So pretty, love the soft color and the image is awesome, well done. Thanks for entering our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Leanne DT

cass said...

Very cute. Thanks for joining us CHNS Patterned Paper this month.

Georgiana said...

Very sweet! Thank you for joining our “Anything Goes with Ribbon” Challenge this month at 3 Girl JAM.

Stay Creative,
• Carson's Creations •
3 Girl JAM DT

Teresa Arsenault said...

Lovely card.
I have added my prayers and purchased the bundle. I'm so glad you are doing this.
Blessing hugs,

bumblebee creations said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for being part of our special hop!

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Let’s Craft and Create challenge 103, Hazel, DT - thank you also for entering this for my Patterned Paper July challenge. x

Unknown said...

Love the card :). Thank you for joining us at Lets Craft & Create. Mary DT x

Raechelle Bellus said...

A beautiful card for a beautiful cause. Thank you for joining us at 3 Girl JAM!

Connie Can Crop said...

Such a pretty card. Love the subtle colors.
Thanks for entering at 3GJ...scrappy hugs, DT Connie