Sunday, April 27, 2008

What better way to forget your own problems

April has been designated as National Autism Awareness Month. What better way to forget your own problems ,then to think about someone else.

With a little effort from YOU, we can help the kids and families affected by this every year. We can better understand Autism. Donate anything, no matter how big or small, and you will get this amazing GIGANTIC MEGA Kit FREE! Over 15 incredible designers have made 'mini' kits to create this HUGE Kit! 1 in 150 kids, that number is staggering, if you don't know someone with Autism yet, statistically you will, lets do what we can to help now.
If you donate $5.00 or more you will also get a Add-On Kit along with some QPs and Templates.

I've created a part of this MEGA Kit that you can get just by donating any amount, no matter how big or small, to AutismSpeaks.Org then send an email to XandraMartinDesigns with your reciept to get the links and passwords. Make sure to put Autsim Charity Kit in the subject field so your email dosen't get misplaced.

Here is a preview of my part of this mega kit

I've also created a new kit for the April Design A Kit over at MSS. I love these colors and had fun playing with them.

Download The Heart Is A Bloom here

Quote For The Day...

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
~Dalai Lama

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Beautiful Day & A Freebie

Just a short post today to give you this mini kit I created for Kim's April color challenge over at DSO. There are some really pretty kits there, when you finish here head on over and find the links to get some more with the same color scheme. You could end up with a Mega kit all free. Plus Kim has a beautiful posting bonus if you do a layout (or make a kit) using these colors. Enough talk it is a beautiful day out today, and I'm going outside to enjoy the rest of it!
Here is your freebie.

Download New Beginnings kit here

Quote for the day...
Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!"
~Robin Williams

Have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I'm back with two freebies!

I would like to Thank ALL of you who have left well wishes and that have said prayers for my Mom & Daughter. Mom came through her surgery fine on Monday, and is home from the hospital. We are still waiting for the test results, to see if they got it all. Ans she will still have the radiation and chemotherapy to go through. My daughter and her husband are spending every free minute they have trying to get everything cleaned up from the fire.

I'm still scrapping and creating some. It is the one thing that helps me to relax. I have a couple of layouts to share with you today.

The first one I did for the Just Baggin' It and Font challenges over at DSO. Also for June's Weekly challenge, where last week the challenge was to make a layout, any size, using items from 5 kits. Which counting my word art I actually used six. The word art is available below. I'm also very interested in genealogy, and love to combine it with my scrapping when I can.
This LO contains 4 generations of men on my Paternal side. My, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great grandfather. I also have this line back one more generation but don't have a photo of my ggg-grandfather. I consider myself lucky to have the photos that I do have. The journaling contains the history of the Jones surname.

Background paper, lace mat, key, & film strip from
the 'DSO April Grab Bag' by Nikki McGilberry
'Stacked Frame' by Kim Broedelet
Swirl from the 'Curl Page Kit' by June Schutrups - recolored
Ribbon from the 'Ziggy Page Kit' by June Schutrups - recolored
Torn journaling paper from the 'Torn Paper Journals' by Tracy Drane
Word art by me
fonts used are Promised Freedom & Vinque

This second layout I did for June's weekly challenge for this week, where you get this lovely word art to play with. Head on over there to grab it when you finish here. She also has a lovely posting bonus for entering the challenge. In this LO I used photos from my granddaughters birthday party. They are sisters whose birthdays fall only a couple of weeks apart. In this LO I chose to hide the faces of the girls that were at the party. My original which I will give to my granddaughters has the regular photos. If you would like these Face White Outs you can get them below as well.

Little Blossoms kit by June Schutrups aka Cen's Stuff
Brackity Template by Beth Long
Word Art by June of Cen's Loft
Face White Out - by me
Font used is Promised Freedom
Font for the Face White Out is Vinque

Here are your freebies for today...

Download Pages Of Time word art here

Download Face White Out here

Quote For The Day....

God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.
~Jewish Proverb

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you day is great!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Beauty Courage & Strength

I know it has been over a week since I've blogged. But it has been a very hectic week. As I told you in my last post, my daughter's house burnt. The very next day I received the news that the dreaded Big C word has touched our family. I won't go into a lot of detail here, but will tell you that my Mom has been diagnosed with Breast Cancer. I only wish that I lived a little closer to her, so I could be of more help.

I made this LO for my Mom, it contains a letter to her that I wrote when I first got the news. I created everything used in this LO, and have the kit below for anyone that wants it.

I would like to say a big thank you to all who left well wishes and prayers for my daughter and family, here, at 4shared, and in emails. I was very touched by the caring nature of the scrapping community. Vee over at Veelana's Design's has offered to help put together a charity kit with the proceeds to go to my daughter and her family. If you are a designer and interested in helping with this kit, or would just like to learn more about it, you can go here to read more about it, and get the color swatch. Watch my blog for the release of this kit. Feel free to pass the link on to your friends.

Here is today's freebie.
Beauty Courage & Strength

Download Beauty Courage & Strength here

Quote for the day...

Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.
~Emory Austin

Hope your day is great