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, 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! :)
This cause hits very close to my heart, since I lost my own mother to a cancerous brain tumor over 10 years ago now. Hearing of Debbie and Heather's journey together brought back so many memories of the journey my mother and I took when she was diagnosed. Mothers and daughters -- they have a special bond.
Here's my card for this fund-raising hop:
I used a delightful digi made just for this fund raiser by Carolyn Bounds. You can find it in the Digis for Debbie Fundraiser Shop. The sentiment is computer generated, from my own head, but fitting, I think for the image and this fund raiser.
I colored the "Sunny Day with Friends" image with Copic markers. I used a Die-namics stitched die to cut it out. The shaped card is from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons. Designer papers are from Echo Park - Here & Now, 12x12 Collection. The pretty lace (there are 2 on this card) and crinkle ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM.
To celebrate friendship, the bond between mothers and daughters, and getting my original blog back after being hacked, I am giving away a $15 gift certificate to the Fresh Brewed Designs store. Please become a follower of this blog, and leave a comment on this post telling me how to contact you if you win. I will pick the winner early in August, once the hop has ended.
If you would like to donate directly to Debbie for her medical expenses, here's a link.
Please, come join in the hop, and give to a good cause, all at the same time! This is what brings the crafting community together!