Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Preserve YOUR Memories - Help Save Lives

I received an email recently from Scrapgirls.com President, Debbie Cleek, asking if I might consider promoting a great cause her company is involved with.  Scrapgirls is all about Digital Scrapbooking, something I have a heart for as I’m a “retired” designer (meaning I create but don’t sell at an official store - just give it all away at the moment) and further, I love to support anything that makes the world a better place. 

Scrapgirls “SIMPLER TIMES” Charity Kit

Here is the Press Release for this project:

DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKERS SAVE LIVES ONE KIT AT A TIME

Collections created for Food for the Poor provide clean drinking water to thousands

Preserving memories is a passion for digital scrapbookers, but this April they will be helping to preserve something else – human lives.  On April 1st Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking will release their bi-annual charity kit, with a full 100% of the sales from this kit donated to Food for the Poor.  The money raised by this kit will go toward digging wells in some of the poorest regions in the world.  This is the ninth year that Scrap Girls has created a kit for Food for the Poor and to date their efforts have supported the digging of 13 wells in countries all over the Caribbean and Latin America, most recently in earthquake-damaged Haiti.  

This bi-annual tradition was started by Scrap Girls founder, Rozanne Paxman, who felt that “nothing you can do helps a community as much as helping them to have their own well. Not only does it make their lives easier, it decreases mortality significantly.”  According to Food for the Poor, 4500 children die every day from diseases caused by contaminated water.

This spring’s charity kit is a collaborative effort created by over 20 of the product designers at Scrap Girls.  Each designer donated their design time and talents to the project.  Syndee Nuckles, a product designer, said, "I have always wanted to do more in the way of giving back but haven't been able to really spare a dime in recent years. But I can help, thanks to Scrap Girls. I can feel good about doing something that normally I would not be able to do."

In addition, for the first time Scrap Girls customers pitched in by helping pick the theme, title, and color palette for the kit.  The heritage style of “Simpler Times” is perfect for using with historic family photos as well as stylized photos from smartphone apps like Hipsamatic and Instagram.  It can be purchased and downloaded from the Scrap Girls Boutique.  

If you're interested in contributing directly to Food for the Poor, you can visit the Scrap Girls “Champions for the Poor” page.  

ScrapGirls.com is an Internet store specializing in digital scrapbooking supplies, educational tutorials and eBooks, and commercially licensed graphic design products.

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And though I’ve not made a digital layout for QUITE some time, I decided to make a page to show you how gorgeous this kit is!  I think it worked perfectly to preserve this happy memory of our New Years!  There are many elements and bits you’re not seeing in the preview jpg’s of this kit - I had a hard time choosing.  So, I encourage you to visit Scrapgirls to browse and buy or simply donate - it’ll be a great way to make a difference today!

Ok, now I’m hooked to do more digital layouts Winking smile 

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3 comments:

  1. This kit got me digi-scrapping again too!

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  2. Was drawn in by your title! I'm having an online art auction to raise money for American Cancer Society. The winning bidder will donate directly to my Relay Page-so everyone knows this is not bogus.
    If you'd be interested in donating a piece of your art. A set of cards-anything, please let me know. It's going to be 5/17-5/19.
    my blog: krcmasterpiece.blogspot.com

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  3. This is fabulous Barb! You've done a wonderful job on this layout :) Thank you also for joining in with Scrap Girls for this worthwhile cause!!!

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