Sunday, November 21, 2010

What can you do to help make others stronger?

There's a lot to tell so I'll try to go straight to the point. :)

I took part in a charity collab for a digi friend whose husband is sick with cancer. The family is in trouble because he recently lost his job and his insurance doesn't cover the treatment. The friend is Chelsea of Caged Bird Designs, who is really sweet. I have only worked with her for a short time at DSC but she was very nice to the CTs there.

The charity collab is named "That Much Stronger." Here is the details about the kit itself as well as the charity -- the Doudy family's situation that this kit aims to support, direct from Scrapable website:

More than 40 designers have come together for a great cause to help
one of our own in the digital scrapbook community! This is a HUGE
mega collab which has more than 200 papers, over 300 elements,
about 50 word art, 10 alphas and 4 templates. Too many to count!

Chelsea Doudy's, designer of Caged Bird Designs, husband was diagnosed
with skin cancer right below his left eye, it is a Squamous Cell Carcinoma,
if left untreated it will start to effect the nerves and then move to the eye.
This comes on the heels of other medical bills for their son, Luke.
Clayton has also recently lost his job. The Doudy’s have no insurance and
have been told Clayton will need the Mohs surgery in the next two months,
and the hospital will not do the surgery without a down payment because
they have no insurance.

You can help! All proceeds from the sales of this kit, after Paypal fees,
will go directly to the battle, care and surgery of Clayton's skin cancer.
We have a big goal to meet!

Here is my part - my contribution to this amazing collab kit. It's a set of 7 main word arts with 33 variations, including optional shadows, grungy versions, journaling prompts, and some extra elements.

I want to show you what you can do with my contribution to the collab kit, so I created this layout using solely the word arts and elements in my part. It turned out to be one of my favorit LO ever! It's very personal, raw, and real. I love it. (Remember this is just one part! Imagin what else you can do with other 200 papers and 300 elements in this huge kit!)

Journaling reads:
You remind me of myself. My complex and confused self.
Strong-willed to the point of being stubborn, yet hungry for reassurance.
I am too hard on you sometimes because I am equally hard on me.
And that might not always be the right thing to be as a parent.
I'm still learning and trying every single day.
Just want you to know that I understand!
And I always love the strong-willed and sentimental you.
No matter what, be assured... our love will be stronger everyday.

My friend Tammy, of Designs by Polka Dot Chicks, also made this beautiful layout using a word art in this set, with a heartfelt message to her son:

Kit - Essentials by StudioDawn @ SBG
Wordart by Pom's Breathing Room
Template (modified) by BIO

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I'd really appreciate it if you can purchase the kit to support the family. (You can also make a direct donation to them if you want to.) With almost 2GB of digi goodies, it is definitely more than worth the $10 price. Well, maybe a little freebie to sample it first? I'm happy say that I have a permission to share some with you. :)

Here's one word art and one seperate brick brush to compliment the WA. They are included in my part of the collab kit. Please click here or on the preview below to download.

Enjoy your freebie and thank you in advance for supporting the Doudy family and That Much Stronger!


Tammy and Shelby said...

Posted on my blog sweetie.

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [21 Nov 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Alpha(s),Font(s), Word Art(s) post on Nov. 21, 2010. Thanks again.

morgane said...

Thank you for this wonderful WA :)

Jo Jo said...

Thank you so much for another great freebie!