Sunday, January 31, 2010

Last Day of January 2010

Here is the the final pages of my January 2010. Here is the inspiration for the page above.

Here is the ad inspiration for the page above.

I think I posted these yesterday but I wanted to be sure I got all the designers on the blog that are involved in the Heart for Haiti.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Sneak Peak at Heart for Haiti 4

Here are some fews of the pattern paper in this kit.

Here are some views of the elements in the kit.

Here are the individual designers and what they designed.

Well, my house went to bed at 8 pm last night. No joke, on a Friday night of course. We were all tired. I have been up and down since about 4 am. I decide at 5:45 am that it was time to get up before my tossing and turning woke the rest of the sleeping beings in the bed.
Its so nice, the quiet, the calm, the tranquility.
Warning**I will be reviewing another book in the next couple of days. It will be both good and a bad review.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Songbird Press Release for Heart for Haiti

On January 12th, the earthquake that rocked the island nation of Haiti resonated throughout the world through news organizations and the internet. Many people wondered what they can do to help, many people have contributed to charities and raised funds through whatever means they had at their disposal. Songbird Avenue, as a site devoted to charitable giving, has asked past guest designers to come together with us to create a beautiful piece of art to benefit Doctors Without Borders, just one of so many organizations committed to helping the people of Haiti. On February 1st, Port au Prince will go on sale. Over 56 designers came together to create this colorful digital scrapbooking kit, including over 100 papers, over 200 embellishments, 6 templates and 8 alpha sets. For only $8, you can purchase the kit to use to scrap your cherished memories and send help to a country and organization that needs it.

A Little About Songbird Avenue
Songbird Avenue is a result of the combined efforts of Jan Crowley and Meredith Fenwick. Both designers with long-standing reputations in the digital community, these two women decided that they wanted to focus their efforts on a digital store devoted to charity. They started planning and dreaming and in May of 2007, Songbird Avenue was born. With an amazing debut and a incredibly warm reception by the community, they have been inspired to continue on the path of giving and Songbird Avenue is now a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization. All proceeds from the sale of digital goods on the site every month, minus the PayPal fees, are donated directly to the qualified charity of the guest designer's choice. Songbird Avenue has given to many charities including Autism Speaks, the American Diabetes Association, the Fisher Center for Alzheimer Research, Toys for Tots and Make a Wish Foundation to name a few. Over $40,000 has been raised and donated to these causes by Songbird Avenue.

As the site has grown, the team has also. Amy Wolff, Janet Phillips and Liz Tamanaha have all joined the support and design staff of Songbird Avenue. As a way to help promote the site, Songbird Avenue has an amazing team of ladies to create layouts and pieces that are sold alongside the spotlight kit in the store every month. These ladies are passionate about the causes we support, and are an added inspiration to anyone who visits the site with their beautiful layout art each month. Michelle, Jenn, Samantha, Tamara, Lynnette, Whit, Stephanie, Ana, Nettie, Suzanne, Karen, Rebecca, Becky, Claire, Melissa, Ing, Carolee, LeeAndra, Des and Jenna are a strong team with a depth of creativity and style that really lends to the success of the site.

Songbird Avenue is a dream come true and we are so thrilled to have this opportunity to help where we can. The site would not be possible without the love and support of the scrapbooking community and we are truly thankful that we can be the heart of digital scrapbooking.