Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Digis for Debbie Fund Raiser with Fresh Brewed Designs

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 in the United States, 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.  Also, Cara is offering one random commenter a 12-month subscription to her awesome on-line crafty magazine, Through the Craft Room Door.  It is filled with creativity, inspiration, crafty techniques, and loads of helpful information to fuel your artistic mojo.  

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! :)

I know all too well the ravages of cancer as it has affected and / or taken many of my family members.  My own mother battled and won her fought with vaginal cancer and continues to battle her fight with skin cancer on her scalp.  Thankfully it has been almost two months since her surgery and while she remains sore, she is healing.  Better yet, the biopsy came back with all the margins being cleared.  We are lucky in Canada that the majority of our medical costs, especially for surgeries and such are covered by our government.  Sadly it is not the case in the US.  I have heard of many families going bankrupt just to pay their medical bills so if there is any way you can help out, please do so.  Remember, even if you can't assist monetarily, helping to spread the news of this special hop and or including Debbie in your prays can still help out a lot.

I have created a special sentiment set for the hop along with a special set of papers that will hopefully be added to the fundraiser page very soon.  The sales from either of these sets will go towards the fundraising efforts.  Once again you can find all the images available for sale in the Digis for Debbie Fundraiser Shop.

Here are my contributions...

I will also choose a random person who leaves a comment on this post between now and July 28th to receive the sentiment set for free and another person to receive the paper set for free; so, be sure to leave me a comment for your chance to win!

Here is the card I have created for the hop.  I will also being sending it to Heather so that she can forward it to her mother...

Digital Image Details: 
  • I have used two images from Fresh Brewed Designs. One is the wonderful Heart Hot Air Balloon that I adore so much.  I coloured this image with Copic Markers.  For the second one I took the tree image from the fundraiser set and duplicated the tops of it a few times so that it looked like my balloon was floating above the trees.  I coloured this image with coloured pencils.

  • The half pearls were purchased at Dollarama. 
  • The tag is a digital shape from Marisa Lerin, Pixel Scrapper, that I duplicated, added the sentiment to and then fussy cut.

Digital Image Details:  
  • I have used one of the images from the fundraiser set to serve as accent pieces on either side of the sentiment.

Digital Sentiment Details:
  •  My own from the sentiment set I created for the fundraiser.  Preview and details above.
Paper Products: 
  • Card, image and sentiment bases: Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, white.
  • Designer Papers:  The floral paper and the piece on the bottom are from the Recollection's The Sweetest Thing paper pad. The yellow striped paper is from the Recollection's Bold Basics paper pad.
Challenges I hope to enter... 
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Thanks so much for popping over today.  I hope that you get the chance to join in our hop and give to the cause if you are able.  It is always wonderful when the crafting community is able to come together for events like this!

Click HERE to join in now!

Until next time,


Desire Fourie said...

Lisa this is such an endearing write up and kind of put a tear in one's eye. Thank you for the beautiful design papers and sentiments you are sponsoring for our hop. I just adore your delightful card and how you used Heather's tree image as a canopy to a forest - very creative.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Darlene said...

Well done Lisa! Sure to lift her spirits! I'm hoping along also in hopes of spreading the word!

Unknown said...

Love the vibrant colors!

VanessaB said...

gorgeous card. the hot air balloons are one of my fave fbd's! thanks for offering prizes for the participants. :)

susan said...

I love your beautiful cards. The sky on the hot air balloon card is gorgeous. I will be keeping Mrs. Debbie in my thoughts and prayers.

Unknown said...

Lisa, I cannot begin to thank you enough for all the help you have generously provided for this fundraiser and blog hop. Your generosity will never be forgotten. <3

Your card is BEAUTIFUL, and I love how the Heart Hot Air Balloon image pairs perfectly with your wonderful sentiment. You have created a truly wonderful card, and I know Mrs. Debbie will LOVE it!!

Once again, I thank you for sharing your talents with us, for creating not only a lovely card, but a sentiment set and digital paper pack for us to sell in the fundraiser shop, for hopping along with us, and for helping us with our fundraising efforts for Mrs. Debbie! We truly appreciate your kindness and support! <3


Julie Odil said...

What a beautiful card, Lisa! I love that hot air balloon. I need to look for that in the store. I also love the papers you created for this hop. I will look for them in the FBD Store -- very pretty! (as is the sentiment). You are very thoughtful to have created these pieces of art for the fund raiser.

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

LISA!!! I don't know what to say! This card is so beautiful! I love how you used the trees and hot air balloon together. Your papers are GORGEOUS! It was SO thoughtful for you to create them for our fundraiser.

Please know I am praying for your mother as well. Thank you for sharing and for being a part of this hop with us. Most of all, thank you for YOUR prayers.
I appreciate everything you have done for us! God bless you!

Many smiles and hugs,

Heather D.

Penny Duncan said...

Lou this card! And oh how true!

Cara said...

How fun Lisa! I love your balloon with the glittering flags!
(Hugs) Cara
My Creative Chaos {My Personal Blog}

Edwina said...

Lisa, You are the best! A true friend ands caring person. It is so wonderful that you created the paper set and sentiments to go in the store to help Debbie out.
I love your card. It looks like a watercolor. Very soft and pretty with such a soothing feel to it. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Sandra said...

fabulous card Lisa!! And those papers are just goreous again!!

Heather said...

Beautifully written post. As you know, she will be in my prayers...and as we both know~prayers do beget miracles. Here's to praying for many. Gorgeous card, I love what you've done with the hot air balloon. Off to check out the links.

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card Lisa. Thank you for supporting the fundraiser. Actually I just bought your paper set over on the fundraiser digi site before I read this.
I took part in the blog hop but haven't had a chance to look at everyones projects yet. I am a cancer survivor so wanted to do my little bit to help.

Teresa Arsenault said...

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

bumblebee creations said...

Lisa, your card is gorgeous!! Thanm you so much for joining our special hop!!(and for offering up awesome candy too!)

Ann Chuang Crafts said...

Lovely card and great colouring!Thank you for your lovely entry at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
Ann DT

Stacey said...

Great card Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Keep Smilin',
Stacey xxx
Lasata's Crafty Hideout {My Blog}

Cazro said...

A lovely card with an equally lovely sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenges. Caz

Creative said...

Lisa, your card is so beautiful and caring! I beleive that she will be blessed with it. She will be reminded that the Lord is with her and will keep her close as she is going through this trying time.

ScrappyHorses said...

What a special hop! Prayers for Mrs Debbie and peace to her family. I'm looking forward to receiving my digis I ordered this evening and adding a project to the link.

Edwina said...

Hi Lisa, I bought the pretty paper set you made last night. It is so gorgeous I had to have them especially since it helps Debbie. Edwina Brown