Win a $100 shopping spree at CatDesignz MyMemories Store

This week has been mega busy for me and I cannot believe I didn’t tell you all that I am Featured Designer of the Week over on the MyMemories Blog.

I remembered to tell you about my sale with 30% off my whole store and forgot to tell you I am giving away a $100 shopping spree!!!!!!     How stupid am I!!!!

So, to enter and be in with a chance of winning $100 to spend at my CatDesignz store at My Memories all you have to do is enter today by adding a comment to the MyMemories Blog post and liking my CatDesignz Facebook page – simples!

The winner will be announced on the MyMemories Blog tomorrow so you won’t even have to wait long either!

And just so you know that I realy have been busy take a look at Amanda’s blog where you will see I have done a couple of short guest posts whle she has been in Bulgaria springing the Fab Five from their orphanages.  I am so excited to tell you that she is travelling home with them as I write this post.  Nicholas, Ahnja, Anita, Aleshia and Keith are Orphans no more. They are in Germany waiting for their flight to DC right now and then its only a short internal flight to home and the rest of their new family in Ohio. That is going to be one special homecoming!!

If you follow Amandas blog you will see her many posts over the coming weeks showing you how well the children are already doing.

I was priveliged to Skype with her a couple of times this week while we were in the same time zone  –  got to say hello to Aleshia and Keith and got a little wave from Ahnja.

Amanda and Brent you are one amazing family!

So, just a reminder to enter my competition to win a $100 shopping spree and don’t forget today is the last day of my 30% off sale too! Use coupon code Catz30off at checkout – it even works on my Christmas in July reductions which are already 50% off making them practically a givaway!

Godspeed Amanda and the Fab Five – Happy homecoming day to you!

Happy Scrapping

 

Catherine x

 

 

Child of my Heart Adoption Kit and a Freebie

Afraid I have been awol for longer than usual – mainly been waiting to get my newest kits in store and linking through for you but there are some hiccoughs still at My Memories following a massive server outage at their ISP.

So, for once, my kits are in my Etsy Store and the links will take you through to there.

Many of you will know I’ve been busy advocating for the Pleven orphans in Bulgaria.  My friend Amanda Unroe, wonderful lady and uber Mom is adopting 5 children from Eastern Europe and has been fundraising to cover the costs of bringing them home

Child of my Heart adoption Kit

Child of my Heart Adoption Digital Scrapbooking Kit

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I decided to pitch in and help her and the result was Child of My Heart which is sort of an adoption kit but not exclusively….the wordarts are adoption focused but everything else could be used for everyday or family layouts.  The kit is on sale in my Etsy store with the whole $6.99 purchase price going straight to the Pleven Orphans Nurses fund, every cent so please do pitch in and buy a copy. Its 125 gorgeous elements including 20 papers and over 30 wordarts.

You can read more about the atrocities perpetrated on innocent children at Pleven in this blog, there is also a chip in button that you can use to make a direct donation to the nurses fund if you wish

Wortsart

Child of my Heart Wordart

 

The papers are really versatile and include Mother, Father, brother & sister options – oh, and family too!

Child of my Heart Papers

Papers

There are even some add on stacked papers available as a seperate kit but more of that later….

Hearts & Swirls

Hearts & Swirls

Detail

So you will be wanting to see some sample pages and I have some particularly special ones to show you.

Keith, the littlest Unroe, aged 5

 

Nicholas

Nicholas, aged 9

 

Anita aged 6

 

Ahnja aged 10

 

Aleshia aged 6

These are the pics I did especially for Amandas blog.  The children are all the adoptees that the Unroe family are in the process of bringing home to their forever family. I used the kit for all these layouts as I wanted them to match the look of the whole blog.  As the adoption process progresses the blog will get many thousands of hits so it needs to be looking its best while people are hungry for information on the newest Unroe’s! I so enjoyed working with these pictures.

Can you believe that the Unroe’s are adopting 5 little ones, all with special needs and one in particular, little Keith who has urgent medical needs due to systematic neglect and starvation during his time in Pleven.  He is 5 years old and weighs a tiny 14lb – yes, thats right, you didn’t read it wrong and I didn’t type it wrong….

Please pray that the adoption progresses a pace – these children need a loving family to nurture them and allow them to realise their full potential and become the people they were always meant to be.

I wanted to show you the add on kit which is also be in my Etsy store – 5 simple Family Stacked Papers to stretch your kit even further.

Family stacked papers

Family stacked papers, pack of 5

Oh, and I have a few more word arts up my sleeve too but thats for another day.

So, yet again I saved the freebie for last.  Its one of those catch it while you can freebies – here today and gone tomorrow so I hope you are reading this while its still free!

Its my Creme de la Creme Pastels Kit – hope you like it – please leave me some love if you do!

Creme de la Creme Pastels

download freebie kit here

I chose this kit because its the one that my Creative Team Member Celeste Lombas used to sprinkle a little magic on Amanda Unroe’s family blog.  I think you’ll agree she did a great job.  Celeste also kindly freshened Amanda’s adoption blog with Child of My Heart – doesn’t it look wonderful?

So, for 48 hours only you can snag it for free.  After that you can buy it in store at My Memories

Before I go could I please ask you for 2 things?  Firstly to share this blog on FB and twitter and link into it from your own blog?  We need to get the word out about these children so that new families can be found to care for, nurture and love them.   And secondly if you can find it in your heart to make a donation to the Peven Orphans Nurses fund?  You will find the chip in on this blog post

Thank you so much

And to make you smile another peek at the kit and sample layouts including the  lovely ones made by my CT

Happy scrapping

 

Catherine